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        Plantes de la France décrites et peintes d'après nature par M. Jaume Saint-Hilaire. I-IV.

      - Paris, privately published, 1808-1809. Four parts (of ten) in four. Large 8vo (24.7 x 16.5 cm). Text and 400 fine chromolithographed plates. Uniform contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spines richly embossed and with gilt lines, vignettes and title. Marbled edges.l The rare start of one of the earliest botanical works entirely printed in chromolithography. With about 400 fine plates (of 1000) of beautifully drawn individual plants and accompanying descriptive text leaves. Provenance: "1816. Presented to the Devon and Exeter Institution by Mr S. W. Davke" (Daukes, or Dawkes?). Stamp of the Society on the last plate verso only. Boards rubbed, internally a very good copy. Nissen BBI, 989. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyages chez les peuples sauvages, ou l'homme de la nature : histoire des peuples sauvages des deux

      continens et des naturels des isles de la mer du Sud. Paris : Laurens aîné, 1808. Second edition. Three volumes, octavo, contemporary calf-backed papered boards (rubbed), spines with contrasting leather labels lettered and numbered in gilt, hinges a little weakened, pp xxxi, 464; 566; 480; illustrated with engraved plates; second volume with mild water stain at centre margin of first few leaves (not affecting legibility of text), otherwise a crisp, clean set. Ferguson, 475. Scarce. First published in 1801, Richard's post-Enlightenment work is a very early study of the "savage" cultures of the Americas and Oceania, in essence an attempt to describe and understand the non-European mind. Extensive references are made to the indigenous cultures of the Society Islands, Sandwich Islands, Friendly Islands, New Hebrides, New Caledonia, New Zealand and the Pelew Islands. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (National Library of Australia; National Museum of Australia; State Library of New South Wales).

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        Three addresses, by Sir John Dalrymple, Baronet, lately Baron of Exchequer in Scotland, to the seamen, soldiers, and great mass of the people of England, Scotland, and Ireland.

      Edinburgh: printed by J. Robertson 1808 - 8vo., (3) - 45 + (3)pp., with 5 woodcut illustrations in the text, wanting the half-title but with the final blank (F4), light marginal dampstain in several leaves at end, title-page a little dust-soiled, recent marbled boards lettered on spine, entirely uncut. A good, large, copy. First and only edition. An off-the-wall paper on a proposal to supply steam-operated washing machines to the Royal Navy for laundering clothes at sea, on a similar wash-house scheme on land and for brewing beer, baking bread and making dumplings at sea. Dalrymple's first Address> describes in considerable detail - and with a woodcut illustration - his proposed naval washing-machine. The machine, the author suggests, would have three enormous advantages: viz. no damage to clothes due to no friction or rubbing; health promotion due to the 'powerful and penetrating nature' of steam which will 'destroy all verming, their eggs, and seeds, and also . any infectious disease'; and, thirdly, the use of 'much less soap' than in the 'common way'. The author's second Address> pursues the same theme but extends the washing-machine's usefulness to land-based wash-houses. He cites several advantages, not least to London. 'The benefit will be great to London, and other great cities, where washing costs nearly double of what it does in any other part of the kingdom; where the washing is performed in garrets, often by careless unknown people, without drying places; and where there are no washing-greens to spread clothes upon. But the meanest householder woman might, by means of steam, wash for her family at almost no expence except that of soap .'. A second advantage was the 'durability of goods washed', the author noting that the usual rubbings, twisting, beating, squeezing, and so forth, would be avoided. And, thirdly, Londoners were disadvantages by lack of space for 'washing-greens on which the goods washed may be exposed to the sun and air'. The steam wash system together with an overnight soaking of the clothes in a 'bleaching liquor' or 'liquid oxygenated muriatic acid' would resolve the problem. The clothes would be so white that 'the finest lady in London can get the finest pieces of her dress washed as transparent in London, by means of steam, as can be done in the country'. Dalrymple's third Address> describes in detail a system of brewing beer, making bread and yeast dumplings on board ship. He includes a note about 'making beer from sugar or molasses, for supplying the inhabitants of the East and West Indies. Sir John Dalrymple (1726-1810), lawyer and historian, was a protégé of the Duke of Argyll and of Lord North. He was 'an active, well-liked if sometimes irritating member of the Edinburgh literati, and a prominent member of important societies such as the Select Society, the Poker Club, and the Glasgow Literary Society. He was an early protégé of Lord Kames and a member of a circle which included David Hume and Adam Smith'. [Nicholas Phillipson in ODNB]. None of Dalrymple's projects and chemical inventions was patented. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Crim. Con. 10,000[pounds] Damages. Smeeton's Edition of the Trial between The Right Hon. Lord Borringdon and Sir A. Paget, K.B. for Criminal Conversation with the Plaintiff's Wife . . . Before W. Burchall, Esq. and a Special Jury [etc.]. Cohn 85

      Conjecturally Sir Walter Scott's copy ["Walter Scott His Book / July 29 1808"] of a rare account of a "considerable scandal", Paget having eloped with Borringdon's wife, whom Paget then married two days after her divorce; one copy in OCLC. Later cloth, gilt lettered, some foxing, but sound, with the frontispiece--"A Scene in Kensington Garden"-- possibly partly George Cruikshank's work. Published by G. Smeeton, 18, James Street, Long Acre, London, 1808.

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        Annales du Musée et de l'école moderne des Beaux-Arts. Salon de 1822. Recueil de pièces choisies parmi les ouvrages de peinture et de sculpture exposés au Louvre le 14 Octobre 1808, et autres productions nouvelles de l'art, gravées au trait, avec l'explication des sujets, un examen général du salon, et des notices biographiques sur quelques artistes morts depuis la dernière exposition. - Recueil de pièces choisies parmi les ouvrages de peinture et de sculpture exposés au Louvre le 5 Novembre 1810, et autres productions nouvelles et inédites de l'école française, gravées au trait, avec l'explication des sujets, l'examen du salon, et des notices biographiques sur quelques artistes morts depuis la dernière exposition

      Chez l'auteur|& Annales du Musée du Louvre|& chez l'auteur|& Imprimerie de Chaignieau ainé 1808 - - Chez l'auteur & Annales du Musée du Louvre & chez l'auteur & Imprimerie de Chaignieau ainé, Paris 1808-1810, 12,5x20cm, 3 volumes reliés en 1. - Edition originale pour chacun des deux textes. Reliure en demi chagrin vert, dos à quatre nerfs orné de caissons à froid agrémentés en leurs centres de fleurons dorés, dates dorées, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve. Le premier ouvrage, en deux volumes, est illustré de 72 planches hors-texte, le second, en un volume, de 72 planches hors-texte. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition for each of the two texts. Binder in green half chagrin, back with four nerves adorned with cold boxes embellished in their centers of golden florets, golden dates, plates of marbled paper, guards and counterplates of paper to the vat. The first work, in two volumes, is illustrated with 72 boards, and the second, in one volume, of 72 plates. A few small reds without gravity. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Weimar, 9. X. 1808. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. An eine Dame: "Ihr freundlicher Brief, gnädige Frau, war uns nach Weimar vorgeeilt, um uns selbst zu Hause noch mit den schönsten Gaben zu empfangen, die uns auf das lebhafteste die anmuthige Spenderinn [!] und alle die heiteren Stunden vergegenwärtigten, die uns in ihrer Umgebung nur allzu schnell vergingen. So verstehen Sie auch über Zeit und Raum zu siegen, und nicht blos im Gedächtniss, man kann sagen in der Anschauung Ihrer Freunde und Verehrer sich gegenwärtig zu erhalten. Längst schon hätten wir Ihnen gern unsere lebhafte Freude und Dankbarkeit ausgedrückt, hätte uns nicht die Ungewißheit Ihres derzeitigen Aufenthaltes und der Drang von Begebenheiten in unserer Nähe daran verhindert. Was soll ich Ihnen sagen, gnädige Frau, von allem was wir gesehn und gehört haben? Ihnen sind freylich solche Erscheinungen nicht fremd, doch uns andern war es ein Nieerfahrenes und Großes, ein ganzes Parterre von Kaisern, Königen, Herzögen[,] Fürsten und besternter Diener Herren zu sehen; und selber ganz gemächlich auf die herabzublicken, nach denen wir sonst nur mit Anstrengung hinaufzusehen gewohnt sind [.]".

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        Viaggio nel basso ed alto Egitto.

      Tofani, 1808. Due volumi in-folio, di cui uno di testo ed uno di tavole. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e fregi in oro. Esemplare con una decina di tavole brunite, una piccola lacuna ad un dorso, peraltro assai genuino, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. La parte iconografica è composta da tavole di vedute (la maggior parte delle quali in seppia) e carte geografiche, sovente a doppia pagina. Celebre opera il cui originale francese risale al 1802 ed in questa prima (ed unica) edizione italiana curato dall'abate Fontana bibliotecario della Riccardiana di Firenze. Cfr. Cicognara, 2520 e Brunet II, 599.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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, A POEM

      London: T. Bensley. Very Good+. 1808. First Edition. Hardcover. T. Bensley for R. H. Cromek, 1808. Engraved portrait of William Blake by T. Phillips, engraved by Louis Schiavonetti, engraved title page by Schiavonetti after design by William Blake and eleven full page illustrations by William Blake, all engraved by Schiavonetti. . [ xiv, 36pp, 4 pages of publishers ads]. X-lib rebound later in 19th century in green buckram cloth with gilt title on front cover. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. Deckle page edges. Subscribers list. Library book-plate of Charles H. Hackley who was a philanthropist and an important figure in the history of Muskegon, Michigan. He established the Hackley Public Library. Library markings on reverse side of Illustrations. Light foxing inside of covers only. Poetry; Ex-Library; 12 etchings; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 36 pages .

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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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        Itinéraire descriptif de l'Espagne, et tableau élémentaire des différentes branches de l'administration et de l'industrie de ce royaume

      first edition. Bradel bindings in full navy blue cardboard, smooth backs decorated with golden threads and cold stamped florets, golden friezes in tails, marbled paper plates, yellow and speckled slices, bindings of the time. The atlas consists of 29 plates engraved inscriptions. A few rubbings in the tails of the backs with a lack on the fifth volume, small patches of moisture at the foot of the first flat of the fourth volume and at the top of the slice, rare foxing. Set made of uniform and complete carton of his atlas. H. Nicolle & Lenormant Paris 1808 12x20,5cm pour les volumes de texte & 15,5x22,5cm pour l'atlas 6 volumes reliés

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        Orlogs-Briggen Lougen

      under Commando af Premier-Lieutenant Wulf, giver - efter en levende Fegtning, fra Klokken 7, til 11 om Aftenen, d: 14de Martii, 1808, uden for Christiansand - en större engelsk Brig sit hele Lag af Canoner ret for ind, hvilket öjebliklig bevirkede dens Flugt. Den fiendlige Brigs Styrke: 22 cca 10 tt Canoner. Lougens Styrke: 18 18tt Canon. Akvatinte. 28,2x10,4 cm. [Total 32,2x42,1 cm.]. Let skjoldet.

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        Fackelzug in einer Festhalle.

      1808 1808 - Kreide- und Federlithographie mit olivocker Tonplatte mit Lichtern, 1808, auf cremefarbenem Velin. 33,2:26,5 cm. Literatur: Dussler 5; Winkler 639.6, II (von III) schwarzer Druck mit Tonplatte. Angelo Quaglio war Schüler seines Vaters Giuseppe Q. (1747-1828) und seit 1800 Hoftheatermaler in München. Zwischen 1800 und 1815 schuf er die meisten Szenenbilder am Hof- und Nationaltheater. Die Motive für seine Architekturaufnahmen mit Staffage fand er auf Studienreisen durch Deutschland und Italien. Die neue Technik der Lithographie fand in ihm einen verständnisvollen Interpreten.

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        delle manovre di Cavalleria. Dall'Uff. Topograf. dello Stato Magg. Generale.

      Palermo, s.t., 1808, - in-8 oblungo, leg. coeva m. pelle con fregi oro, piatti in cart. con le iniziali oro "F.S.S." su quello anter. Album interamente inciso, composto da un titolo-frontespizio (Giampaolo dis., Lomastio inc.) e 30 tavole su 29 ff. (num. I-XXVIII, ma dopo la n. II vi è una tav. nn. e la XVI è duplice; le tav. I-II sullo stesso f.), inc. in seppia e sanguigna. Esse, a parte 3 che raffigurano cavallo e cavaliere ed alcune il recinto ed esercizi di maneggio, illustrano schematicamente le varie disposizioni di reggimenti e squadroni di cavalleria in battaglia. Raro. Ottolini, n. 232. Mazzolà, Racc. Foscoliana di Treviso, n.17. Racc. Acchiappati n.76. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Notizie storiche degli intagliatori... seconda edizione arricchita di notizie interessanti la vita dell'autore...

      Porri, 1808. Tre volumi legati in uno di cm. 20, pp. (2) xx, 314; 287; 339. Antiporta figurata e ritratto dell'autore incisi in rame. Solida legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con titoli in oro. Ben conservato. Si tratta dei primi tre volumi di quest'opera che si compone di 12 parti. Le presenti sono però monograficamente autonome e contengono la ristampa dell'originale apparso nel '700 ed è l'intera sezione riguardante gli intagliatori. Opera celebre e considerata di imprescindibile importanza.

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        A History of the Early Part of the Reign of James the Second; with an Introductory Chapter

      4to. London: Printed for William Miller by W. Bulmer and Co., 1808. 4to., xl, 293 pp., v, cli, engraved frontisportrait. Rebacked, full diced calf, gilt rules, dentelles, marbled edges and endpapers, backstrip with raised bands stamped in blind and gilt. Corners and edges of boards are rubbed and chipped, minor foxing to endpapers and flyleaves, otherwise internally bright: very good. First edition. Charles James Fox (1749-1806) politician and member of the Whig party, began work on A History of the Early Part of the Reign of James the Second in 1799, it was researched in London and Paris, and members of his large group of friends (known as Foxites), were recruited to assist in the work. The work was never completed and was published posthumously, dealing only with the events of 1685. Referenced by Lowndes II p. 827.

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        Les antiquaires Manuscrit autographe complet et unique EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      s.l.: S.n. , 1808. Fine. S.n. , s.l. août 1808, in-8 (17,5x21,5cm), (40f.) (3f. bl.), en feuilles. - Les antiquaires. Unique complete autograph manuscript. The complete original manuscript of one of Sade's first works, ruled in pencil throughout, comprising 40 leaves written recto and verso. This manuscript, like the other extant items from the Marquis, was dictated to a scribe and corrected by Sade himself. Contemporary green paper wrappers with a small lack to middle of spine. Ink title, partly erased, to upper cover: 9/ Net et corrigé en août 1808 - bon brouillon. Les Antiquaires. Comédie en prose en 1 acte [Copied and corrected August 1808 - a good draft. The Antiquaries. A prose comedy in 1 Act]. This title is repeated on the verso of the upper cover. Numerous manuscript corrections, annotations and deletions in Sade's hand, principally adding blocking, and rich in both stage and acting directions. Written in 1776 and re-copied at Charenton in 1808, and most likely augmented at the time with various topical references - notably including an allusion to Napoleon, "of whom he was hoping, in vain, to receive permission to leave the asylum at Charenton as a free man" (p.94) - Les Antiquaires is one of the first theatrical pieces written by the Marquis and therefore one of his first literary works overall, written eight years before the Dialogue entre un prêtre et un moribund [Dialogue Between a Priest and a Dying Man]. Though the precise dating of these pieces is made difficult due to the lack of the original manuscripts, several clues have allowed bibliographers to date the initial composition of this piece to 1776, possibly with a corrected version during the Revolution and a few final changes at the time of this last edit, which is today the only extant manuscript of this play. These clues include the status of the Jewish and English characters, the style of the dialogues, and Sade's correspondence with theatres; the strongest clue being biographical in nature.   Les Antiquaires can essentially be considered the true "theatrical version" of Sade's Voyage d'Italie with which it shows a sustained intertextuality. The play is about an antiquary - in the 18th century sense of the term, which is to say a learned devotee of Classical culture - who wants to marry off his daughter to a friend with the same passion, who nonetheless finds a way of convincing him to let her marry her young lover. Whether it be in the learned dialogues of the antiquaries or in their eccentric parody by the young lover imitating them, Sade draws upon his own experience and observations from his travels, which he expands or twists, according to the viewpoint of his various characters. Hence, the description of Mount Etna by the lover - Delcour - is a parody of Sade's detailed description of the Pietra Malla volcano, and the made-up "subterranean tunnel linking Etna to America" is directly inspired by the tunnel of the Crypta Neapolitana, described by Sade in his Voyage. The Marquis would reach back to this same experience of volcanoes in one of the most famous scenes in his Histoire de Juliette. Barely returned from his latest grand tour and almost at the same time as writing his passionate and detailed account of the experience, Sade was thus also writing a satirical version of his own work (until his problems with the military authorities). The work is at the same time a social critique of pointless erudition and a self-mockery of his own passion for history and of his "zeal to see everything, his insatiable curiosity" (cf. Maurice Lever, preface to Voyage d'Italie). This virulent satire is paradoxically twinned with a very erudite display of the author's knowledge of the latest architectural discoveries and the major contemporary questions in the field. This was, in fact, the element criticized by the two heads of theatres to whom Sade sent the play for consideration, most likely during 1791 or 1792: "The work is well-written. It shows the author's spirit and depth of knowledge, but it's too serious, too scientific" (Théâtre du Palais-Royal) ; "Less display of knowledge, more ridicule...would be needed to stage Les Antiquaires. The author, who shows himself very learned, is bound to come round to this idea himself" (Théâtre de Bondi). Though it seems that the version critiqued above was only an initial iteration and that Sade took into account these comments and corrected the faults in the surviving work, it would appear that the critiques arose from a failure to understand what makes this piece special. For, despite a very traditional structure of an inter-generational conflict pitting an obtuse, obsessive, and naïve father against a quixotic and free-spirited youth, the play does not come down one way or the other in judgment and the older characters are not, in the end, fooled by the tricks and stratagems of the young couple, who themselves end up conceding their elders a certain amount of authority and respect for their knowledge. As the play is heavily inspired by Molière, it is as a worthy heir of Diderot's that Sade presents this new battle between the Ancients and the Moderns, which is to say the antiquary versus the philosopher, as described by Jean Seznec in his Essais sur Diderot et l'Antiquité [Essays on Diderot and Antiquity]. D'Alembert, in his preliminary discourse in the Encyclopedia, takes a definite position on this issue: "That is why, being of unequal merit, a Scholar is far less useful than a Philosopher." Diderot, more restrained, lists in the article on "erudition" the boons and limits of the two intellectual positions. It's clearly this heritage with which the young Sade claims communion, and his play shows "the paradoxes of this debate with an irresistible satirical virtuosity" (S. Dangeville). The author defines his position in the battle between the antiquaries and the philosophers through the figure of Delcourt: "Eh mais vraiment il me serait difficile de passer pour un [savant]. J'ai pu acquérir toutes les connaissances d'un homme de mon état, sans néanmoins avoir étudié les sciences que Monsieur votre Père et ses amis cultivent depuis si longtemps. [Ah, but really, it would be difficult to call myself a scholar. I've managed to pick up all the knowledge fit for a man of my station without ever having studied the sciences that your noble father and his friends have been cultivating so long." The response of the maid, Cornaline, demonstrates on her part a conscious freedom when faced with the erudition that seems both to herald and outline the atypical philosophy and perversion of the values of the future author of the 120 Days of Sodom: "Fussiez-vous vous-même aussi profond qu'eux, je ne veux pas que vous le paraissiez ; battez la campagne, faites des anachronismes, petit à petit on se méfiera de vous, on soupçonnera du mystère et de là même naitre et l'instant de vous dévoiler et la nécessité de ne plus feindre. [If you yourself were as profound as they, I would not have you seem it; daydreaming, stuck in anachronisms, one would soon start to mistrust you, suspecting you of some secret and thus a need to unmask yourself and no longer have to feign something you are not.] This analogy of excess to the point of disbelief, still limited in 1776 to the field of knowledge, could very well have been the basis for a philosophy that would develop during the apocalyptic upheavals, of a need to "unmask [ourselves] and no longer have to feign something [we] are not. This first literary exploit, whose importance Gilbert Lely played down, in actual fact shows an author who is far more experienced than he seems at first sight. Certainly, as Sylvie Dangeville points out, Les Antiquaires clearly belongs to the young Marquis' 'apprenticeship' in writing for the theatre. She cites by way of example the very powerful influence of the Fourberies by Scapin, the Malade Imaginaire and the Femmes Savantes on the action of Les Antiquaires. Nonetheless, let us not forget that Sade drew only very slightly on the dramatic structure of these plays, and much more heavily - to excess, once again! - on the comic potential of situations. In presenting to the audience characters hidden in sacks and beaten, lovers springing up out of crates about to be burned and predatory women ("Un loup dans mon enfance se jeta sur moi et depuis lors j'entre quelque fois dans des accès de fureur ; je crois que je vous dévorerais, Monsieur [A wolf attacked me in my youth and since then I occasionally have fits of fury; I think I will eat you up, Monsieur]."), Sade is already and entirely Sade. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit original complet d'une des première oeuvres du Marquis de Sade, entièrement réglé au crayon, et composé 40 feuillets recto-verso. Ce manuscrit, de même que les autres pièces conservées du Marquis, a été dicté à un copiste et corrigé par Sade lui-même. Cahier broché sous couverture verte de l'époque, présentant un petit manque au milieu du dos. Titre à la plume en partie effacé sur le premier plat : 9/ Net et corrigé en août 1808 - bon brouillon. Les Antiquaires. Comédie en prose en 1 acte. Ce titre est reporté au verso du premier plat de couverture. Nombreuses corrections, annotations et biffures manuscrites de la main de Sade, principalement des ajouts de didascalies, riches en indications scéniques et psychologiques. Composée en 1776 puis recopiée à Charenton en 1808 et vraisemblablement enrichie à cette époque de quelques variations opportunes - notamment une allusion à Napoléon « dont il espérait, bien à tort, obtenir la permission de quitter, en homme libre l'hospice de Charenton » (p. 94) - Les Antiquaires est l'une des premières créations théâtrales achevées du Marquis et par là-même, une de ses premières œuvres littéraires, composée huit ans avant le Dialogue entre un prêtre et un moribond. En effet, si la datation décisive des pièces est rendue difficile par l'absence des manuscrits initiaux, plusieurs indices ont permis aux bibliographes de précisément situer la première rédaction de cette pièce en 1776, avec une possible version corrigée durant la période révolutionnaire et quelques dernières évolutions au moment de cette ultime rédaction, qui est aujourd'hui l'unique manuscrit conservé de cette pièce. Parmi les indices de datation - statut du personnage juif et anglais, style des dialogues, correspondance de Sade avec les théâtres - l'élément le plus déterminant est biographique. Les Antiquaires peut en effet être considéré comme le véritable « volet théâtral » du Voyage d'Italie de Sade avec lequel il entretient une intertextualité constante. La pièce met en effet en scène un antiquaire - c'est-à-dire au sens du XVIIIème un érudit, amateur d'antiquité - qui souhaite marier sa fille à un ami partageant la même passion, tandis que celle-ci trouve un stratagème pour le convaincre de la laisser épouser son jeune amant. Que ce soit à travers le discours savant des vrais antiquaires ou celui, farfelu, de l'amant les singeant, Sade se sert de sa propre expérience et de ses impressions de voyage qu'il expose ou détourne selon le point de vue de ses personnages. Ainsi la description par l'amant Delcour du volcan Etna est-elle une parodie du récit détaillé que Sade fait du volcan Pietra-Malla, tandis que l'invention d'une « galerie souterraine reliant l'Etna à l'Amérique », est directement inspirée du tunnel de la Crypta Neapolitana, décrit par Sade dans son Voyage. Le Marquis invoquera cette même expérience volcanique pour écrire l'une des plus fameuses scènes de son Histoire de Juliette. A peine revenu de son dernier périple savant, et presque parallèlement à l'écriture documentée et passionnée de cette expérience, Sade compose donc une version satirique de celle-ci (jusqu'à ses déboires d'intendance) maniant à la fois critique sociale de l'érudition stérile, et autodérision de sa propre passion pour l'Histoire, de « son avidité de tout voir et son insatiable curiosité » (cf. Maurice Lever, préface de Voyage d'Italie). La satire virulente s'accompagne ainsi paradoxalement d'une démonstration très sérieuse des connaissances de l'auteur très au fait des dernières découvertes et des grandes questions archéologiques du temps. C'est d'ailleurs ce qui vaudra à la pièce la critique de deux directeurs de théâtre auxquels Sade la proposa, vraisemblablement durant les années 1791, 1792 : « L'ouvrage est purement écrit. Il annonce esprit et connaissance dans un auteur, mais la pièce est trop sérieuse, trop scientifique. » (Théâtre du Palais-Royal) ; « Moins d'étalage d'érudition, plus de ridicule [...] sont autant de moyens nécessaires pour mettre en scène Les antiquaires. L'auteur qui se montre partout très instruit, s'en convaincra lui-même » (Théâtre de Bondi). A moins que la pièce décriée soit une première version et que Sade ait tenu compte de ces appréciations et corrigé les défauts énoncés dans l'œuvre qui a survécu, il semble que ces critiques résultent d'une incompréhension de ce qui fait justement la particularité de cette pièce. En effet, malgré un schéma très classique du conflit de génération confrontant un père obtus, obsessionnel et naïf à une jeunesse fantasque et libre d'esprit, la pièce ne propose pas de jugement définitif et les personnages d'anciens ne sont finalement pas dupes des supercheries et stratagèmes élaborés par les jeunes qui, eux-mêmes, finissent par concéder à leurs aînés une certaine autorité et manifester un respect pour leur savoir. Si la pièce est très largement inspirée de Molière, c'est donc en digne héritier de Diderot que Sade met en scène cette nouvelle querelle des Anciens et des Modernes, c'est-à-dire de l'antiquaire opposé au philosophe, dont fait état Jean Seznec dans ses Essais sur Diderot et l'Antiquité. Dans le discours préliminaire de l'Encyclopédie d'Alembert statue définitivement sur cette question : « C'est pourquoi, à mérite fort inégal, un Érudit doit être beaucoup plus vain qu'un Philosophe ». Diderot, plus modéré, expose dans l'article « érudition », les bienfaits et les limites des deux postures intellectuelles. C'est clairement de cet héritage que se réclame le jeune Sade dont la pièce illustre « les paradoxes de ce débat avec une irrésistible virtuosité satirique » (S. Dangeville) tandis que l'auteur définit sa position dans la querelle entre antiquaires et philosophes à travers la figure de Delcourt : « Eh mais vraiment il me serait difficile de passer pour un [savant]. J'ai pu acquérir toutes les connaissances d'un homme de mon état, sans néanmoins avoir étudié les sciences que Monsieur votre Père et ses amis cultivent depuis si longtemps. » La réponse de la soubrette, Cornaline, témoigne pour sa part d'une liberté assumée face au savoir qui semble annoncer et éclairer la philosophie atypique et le détournement des valeurs du futur auteur des Cent Vingt Journées de Sodome : « Fussiez-vous vous-même aussi profond qu'eux, je ne veux pas que vous le paraissiez ; battez la campagne, faites des anachronismes, petit à petit on se méfiera de vous, on soupçonnera du mystère et de là même naitre et l'instant de vous dévoiler et la nécessité de ne plus feindre. » Cette apologie de l'excès jusqu'à l'invraisemblable, encore limité en cette année 1776 au domaine du savoir pourrait bien être les prémisses d'une pensée qui va s'épanouir dans des épopées apocalyptiques « propre[s] à faire naitre l'instant de [n]ous dévoiler et la nécessité de ne plus feindre ». Cette première expérience littéraire dont Gilbert Lély minimisa l'importance témoigne en réalité d'un auteur bien plus aguerri qu'il ne paraît au prime abord. Certes, comme l'écrit Sylvie Dangeville, Les Antiquaires est clairement rattaché aux années d'apprentissage de l'écriture théâtrale par le jeune marquis. Elle donne pour exemple la très forte influence des Fourberies de Scapin, du Malade imaginaire et des Femmes savantes sur les péripéties des Antiquaires. Notons cependant, que Sade ne s'inspire que très légèrement de la structure dramatique de ces pièces mais bien plus largement - jusqu'à l'excès encore ! - des ressorts comiques de situations. Or en soumettant au spectateur des personnages cachés dans des sacs et battus, des amants surgissant de coffres près à être brûlés, et des femmes prédatrices : « Un loup dans mon enfance se jeta sur moi et depuis lors j'entre quelque fois dans des accès de fureur ; je crois que je vous dévorerais, Monsieur », Sade n'est-il pas, déjà et entièrement, Sade ?

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        VOYAGES A PEKING, MANILLE ET L’ÎLE DE FRANCE, FAITS DANS LA INTERVALLE DES ANNÉES 1784 Á 1801

      Paris: Imprimerie Imperiale, 1808. Paris: De l’Imprimerie Impériale, 1808. Four volumes, complete. Three 8vo text volumes in recent calf, spines gilt, red morocco labels, contained in marbled slipcases. Atlas volume in modern quarter-calf and blue cloth boards with early 19th century gilt spine with red morocco labels laid down. Minor scattered spotting. A handsome set of the first edition of this comprehensive account. Atlas volume with 97 engravings on 66 leaves, including large map on two folding sheets, two full page maps and two folding maps. The maps include the region between Peking and Qingdao (Canton), map and plan of Macao, maps of the Philippines and of Manila Bay. The plates illustrate views, architecture of palaces and pagodas, street life, gardens, theater, costume, etc. Text deals with foreign trading companies, industry, canals, ships, roads, painting and sculpture, porcelain, festivals and customs and so on. Guignes, a French orientalist scholar and diplomat, was appointed French resident in China and Consul in Canton in 1784. From 1794-1795, he was interpreter with the Dutch Embassy to Peking, spending a total of seventeen years in China. Cordier 2351- 2352. Hill 2004.. 1st Edition. Calf.. Fine.. Folio and 8vo.

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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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        Voyage de Dentrecasteaux, envoyé à la Recherche de La Pérouse. Publié par ordre de sa Majesté l'Empereur et Roi. Rédigé par M. de Rossel, ancienne capitaine de vaisseau

      de l'Imprimerie Imperiale, Paris 1808 - Total of four volumes, comprising: two volumes, quarto, with the 32 folding engraved plates normally found in the first text volume here bound as a third volume (with a reprise of the first volume title-page), and Atlas, imperial folio, containing 39 charts and maps (29 double folding); contemporary French quarter calf and marbled boards, the smaller atlas volume in a later binding to match; the large Atlas in its first binding of half blue calf but preserved in a well-made folding half calf case that matches the text volumes; a very good set in an unusual and quite successful format. A handsome and unusual set of this famous voyage account, bound with an extra smaller format atlas volume as well as the usual large atlas of charts. The smaller atlas is the same size as the text volumes and in it are the 32 plates usually bound into the text volumes where they illustrate the appendix by Beautemps-Beaupré on charting the Santa Cruz archipelago. Their separate binding means that a reader could consult the relevant charts while reading the associated text in another volume. This is the official commander's account of the search for La Pérouse, published posthumously eight years after Labillardière's narrative of the same expedition. The twelve magnificent maps of Western Australia and Tasmania in the Atlas record much of these coasts accurately for the first time and are among the most significant ever made. Of prime importance to Tasmania, it was D'Entrecasteaux's explorations of 1792 and 1793 which focused attention on the Derwent River area (now Hobart) as a suitable place for settlement.The expedition was marred by illness, and d'Entrecasteaux himself was one of many to die during the voyage. It was the long-reaching effect of the French Revolution, however, that ultimately split the expedition in half. After reaching Java, the acting commander and ardent royalist D'Auribeau put himself under the protection of the Dutch authorities, while the Republicans among the officers and crew were imprisoned. On their eventual release, the prisoners were again taken and held by the British navy. Ultimately it was Sir Joseph Banks himself who ordered that the expedition's journals, charts and natural history specimens be returned under a flag of truce. It was the journal of the Republican Labillardière, the expedition's doctor and botanist, that was first to be published.This is an excellent copy of this very scarce voyage account, of great relevance to Australia and the Pacific; the Atlas volume is in its correct first edition form, with the charts all present in their original issues. Copies are sometimes found with later issues. The presentation of it in four rather than the usual three volumes makes this a particularly desirable set. [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]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA LUCES DE BOHEMIA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Promenade pittoresque dans l\'évèché de bâle aux bords de la birs, de la sorne, et de la suze (2 volumes)

      G. Bakhuysen 1808 - Sans planches! 500 420 14 x 22 cm Frans / French / Français / Französisch [Attributes: Soft 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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