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        Plaidez, plaidez.ca sera un bon tour

      - Lithographie v. Honor

      [Bookseller: Kunsthandlung Goyert]
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        Neuvieme JEU DE CARTES INSTRUCTIVES, Contenant un Abregé DE L'HISTOIRE DES ANIMAUX, avec des gravures. Ouvrage destine à l'instruction de la jeunesse des deaux sexes.

      Rule card and 'Avis' card, plus 48 depicting the animal inhabitants of the globe; each card bearing text and a small oval or round wood-engraved illustration. Each card measures: 105 x 67 mm. All contained in the original card slipcase, covered in marbled paper, with a printed label, decorated with a wood-engraved illustration, to the front face. Box: 108 x 76 mm. Box a little rubbed; else an excellent set of a rare and early nineteenth century game.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Vollständiges Handbuch der Forstwirthschaft. Erster Theil. Allgemeine Ansicht der Forstwirthschaft und Regeln der Holzzucht und Holzverwerthung. [Erster Theil. Zweyter Band. Forstbotanik oder Beschreibung aller im Freyen des deutschen Klimas vegetirenden Holzpflanzen. Nach einem neuen, auf allgemein sich darstellende äussere Unterscheidungszeichen begründetem Systeme der Zusammenstellung verwandter Geschlechter und Arten]

      1808. One large folding printed table. 9 p.l., 764 pp.; 20 p.l., 552 pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. half-sheep & paste-paper boards, contrasting vellum lettering pieces on spines. Ulm: Stettin, 1808-10. First edition and very rare; OCLC locates no copy in the U.S. Seutter (1769-1833), forester and financier, served a chief of forests in various parts of Germany where he was well-known for initiating numerous organizational changes and reforms. This is his most comprehensive work on forest management. Vol. I provides very detailed instructions on regulating and valuing forests. The second part is devoted to a discussion of the species of wood and their uses. Fine and handsome set. Bookplate of Graf von Seinsheim. ❧ A.D.B., Vol. 34, pp. 68-70. Mantel, I, 25.

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        En Irlande: Comment!.encore un faux St

      - Lithographie v. Honor

      [Bookseller: Kunsthandlung Goyert]
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        Nous avons grande repr

      - Lithographie v. Honor

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        The history of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African slave-trade by the British Parliament.

      - London ; For Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme ; 1808. Deux volumes in 8 demi-basane racin

      [Bookseller: LIVRES ANCIENS ET MODERNES]
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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. Loeb

      - 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.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books]
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        Das Napoleonsche Gesetzbuch. Nebst den Zusatz-Gesetzbuch. Nebst den Zusatz-Gesetzen, einer Uebersicht der Entfernungen aller Haupt-Orte der Departemente von Paris, und einem vollständigen Register. (.)

      Landau Georges und Prinz, 1808 - viii,454 Seiten Sehr seltene frühe Ausgabe.- Nach der von dem Gesetzgebungskorps in der Sitzung vom 3ten September 1807 genehmigten und im November des nämlichen Jahrs zu Paris erschienenen offiziellen Ausgabe, aus dem Französischen übersetzt von J.P. Ackermann.- Die Vorrede der Verleger datiert auf den 1. April 1808.- Kanten bestoßen, Rücken angeplatzt/mit Anrissen; papierbedingte Seitenbräunung/Stockfleckchen.- Provenienz: Aus der Bibliothek des Soziologen Kurt H. Wolff (dt.-jüd.Schüler von Karl Mannheim, Emigration, später an Adorkheimers Institut für Sozialforschung; u.a. machte er die amerikanische Soziologie mit den europäischen Soziologen Emile Durkheim und Georg Simmel bekannt, durchaus nicht ohne Folgen; sein eigenes literarisches Schaffen stand unter dem Einfluß von Carl Einstein und Gottfried Benn) mit dessen Besitzeintrag (Dr. Kurt Wolff / Firenze, 26.3. 37).- Im Italienischen Exil war Wolff 1933-1938, es folgten England und die USA. --[ Standort Wimregal . HAA-13597end m/' Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 358 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An extract of the Act of Parliament, of 47 Geo.III for establishing the East London Water-Works,

      8vo., (2) + 123 + (7)pp., contemporary sprinkled calf, spine gilt, sprinkled edges, slight wear to extremities else a very good sound copy with the short title "East London Water Works Acts Of Parliament") on a crimson morocco label on front pastedown. [bound with], The bye-laws of the court of directors of the East London Water-Works.. London: printed by T. Bayley. 1808. 8vo., 13 + (3)pp. A fine copy.Publisher: London: printed by T. Bayley.Year: 1808Edition: First edition of each and both rare.

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books]
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        Lettres sur la Morée et les iles de Cérigo, Hydra et Zante

      Paris, chez H. Agasse, 1808, 2 tomes in 8°, de 2ff. 112pp. & 156pp., ill. de 23 planches gravées, d'un plan et deux cartes dépl., - On y joint du même : Lettres sur la Grèce, l'Hellespont et Constantinople. Paris, Chez H. Agasse, 1811, 2 tomes in 8° de 2ff. 171pp. & 235pp., ill. de 20 planches gravées et 2 cartes se dépl., le tout relié en 2 vol. demi-veau marbré, dos lisse orné, p. de t. rouge et bleue. Très bon exemplaire avec l'ex-libris du Marquis de Civille qui a ajouté des notes manuscrites in fine et n'a pas conservé les titres et fx-titres des secondes parties, celles-ci ayant été reliées dans la continuité de la première partie. Bel ensemble uniforme en édition originale des fameuses pérégrinations en Grèce et en Turquie du peintre Antoine-Louis Castellan (1772-1838), dont le but était de faire découvrir au lecteur sédentaire les paysages, civilisations et moeurs alors moins connues. Ces relations illustrées par ses soins, donnèrent plus de célébrité au peintre que ses oeuvres proprement picturales. Peu commun. ¶ Blackmer, 298 et 299 - Hage Chahine, Levant, 821 - Benezit, III, 343 - Chadenat, 2247 - Weber, 637.

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        Théorie des Quatre Mouvemens et des Destinées générales. Prospectus et Annonce de la Découverte.

      'Leipzig' (Lyons): n.p. 1808. Octavo, with a folding table; contemporary sheep, flat spine gilt. First edition of a most important book, and extremely rare. The first major work published by Fourier, it is a genuine attempt to engineer a paradise: 'Quite literally for Fourier, the ideal city was to appear on the earth' (Helen Rosenau, The Ideal City). Although he is best remembered for his development of the 'phalange' or phalanx, an ideal community which combined the agricultural and the industrial in perfect synthesis, it is in the Théorie des Quatre Mouvemens that Fourier expounded the bases for all of his later work with the revolutionary notion of 'passionate attraction', where the 'passions rather than reason were to be harnessed to ensure the maximum gratification of sexual, social, and other instinctual desires' (Claeys et al., Utopia). Fourier hoped that the ideas he announced here would inspire 1000 loyal subscribers and lead to publication of a massive six-volume undertaking. Despite being disappointed in his hopes, it is 'acknowledged not simply as a pioneering exploration of the social, but also as a founding document of socialist thought' (Jones, Introduction to the Theory of the Four Movements).It is one of the most amazing works of social theory ever published. Famously, Fourier held that the Enlightenment faith in civilisation was nothing more than a symptom of decadence, but that this decadence is one of the required steps for the impending leap from chaos into harmony, not only for the Earth but for the whole solar system. His analysis of the impending 70,000 years of harmony is neatly summarised in the folding chart. If his mathematical predictions were not outlandish enough, the detailed asides he offers are truly astonishing. He outlines, for instance, his staunch belief that the Earth would form a Northern Crown similar to the Rings of Saturn which would, in turn, change the chemical balance of the seas until it became like lemonade. Naturally this would also lead to the demise of the 'horribles légions de monstres marins' which have been plaguing humanity.Fourier once humbly commented 'I alone comprehend the true plan and the means of fulfilling it'. Engels christened him an ironist. Some sporadic staining; a good copy.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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        Reden an die deutsche Nation.

      Berlin: Realschulbuchhandlung 1808. 8°. 490 S., [1] Bl., broschiert (Einband berieben und wasserfleckig; erste und letzte Seiten wasserfleckig ohne Textverlust; stockfleckig; letzte Seiten oben eselsohrig; sonst altersgemäss gut erhalten)Versand D: 8,00 EUR Philosophie

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        Robert-Macaire Avocat. Mon cher Bertrand, donnes moi cent écus, je te fais acquitter d’emblée. J’ai pas d’argent. Hé bien donnes moi 100F - pas le sou - tu n'as pas dix francs?. pas un liard! alors donnes moi tes bottes je plaiderai la circonstance atténuante. - Robert Macaire als Rechtsanwalt. - Lieber Bertrand. gib mir hundert Kronen, und ich sorge dafür, dass Du sofort freigelassen wirst. - Ich habe kein Geld! - Dann gib mir hundert Francs! - Habe ich auch nicht! - Du hast nicht einmal zehn Francs? - Keinen Cent! Dann gib mir Deine Stiefel, und ich werde auf mildernde Umstände plädieren.

      - Lithographie v. Honoré Daumier (1808-1879) aus Le Charivari b. Aubert, Paris, 25.10.1836, 25,5 x 20 cm Pl. 9, Delteil Nr. 362 " Caricaturana " ist eine Serie bestehend aus hundert Lithographien, keine von Daumier monogrammiert. Leichter Abrieb an einer Knickstelle mitten durch die Darstellung. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Manuel d'infanterie, ou résumé de tous les règlemens, décrets, usages, renseignemens, propres à cette arme Deuxième édition

      Paris, Magimel,1808.. Duodecimo. Pp. vi, 480. Plus 7 engraved plates on 4 double-page sheets, bound-in. Hardcover, custom bound in very fine contemporary red straight-grained morocco by P. Lefebvre for Christian, king of Denmark. Spine with various armorial ornaments, Royal Crown in first compartment, both covers with beautiful rolled twig border with acorn corner ornaments, front cover with central gilt lettering “S.M. LE ROI DE DANEMACK” [sic], back with large central capital “C”. Beautiful endpapers, gilt ruled edges and turn-ins, all edges gilt. Sporadic foxing and spotting, few corrections in ink in old hand. A splendid copy. ~ First edition. Very rare copy bound for the King of Denmark.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Manuel d'infanterie, ou résumé de tous les règlemens, décrets, usages, renseignemens, propres à cette arme. Deuxième édition.

      Paris, Magimel,1808. - Duodecimo. Pp. vi, 480. Plus 7 engraved plates on 4 double-page sheets, bound-in. Hardcover, custom bound in very fine contemporary red straight-grained morocco by P. Lefebvre for Christian, king of Denmark. Spine with various armorial ornaments, Royal Crown in first compartment, both covers with beautiful rolled twig border with acorn corner ornaments, front cover with central gilt lettering "S.M. LE ROI DE DANEMACK" [sic], back with large central capital "C". Beautiful endpapers, gilt ruled edges and turn-ins, all edges gilt. Sporadic foxing and spotting, few corrections in ink in old hand. A splendid copy. ~ First edition. Very rare copy bound for the King of Denmark.

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        Ansicht von Sidney von der Südseite, und der Mündung des Parramatta Flusses.

      probably Weimar: circa, 1808. Single sheet, 340 x 222 mm., laid paper, featuring an engraved view of Sydney Cove, slight browning, very good. A good view of Sydney Cove closely based on the original engraving in the official publication of the Baudin voyage. It was engraved for the German edition of the Baudin account, with the original French caption slightly enhanced to read "View of Sydney from the south-side with the mouth of the Parramatta River". The French encampment is in the foreground of the picture, and several of the sailors can be seen working on repairs to their ships. To the left a small group of aborigines is testament to the close quarters in which the French bivouacked, and a reminder of why Nicolas-Martin Petit was able to create his famous suite of portraits of Port Jackson aborigines.This is quite a rare image; there is a copy in the Nan Kivell collection of the National Library of Australia. The German edition of the Baudin voyage was first published as Entdeckungsreise nach Australien (Weimar, 1808-1819). Slight browning.

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        Carte Générale de la Terre Napoléon.

      Paris: Gravé par Tardieu, 1808. Engraved chart measuring 580 x 850 mm. (sheet size). Impressive early chart of the South Australian coastline revealing French colonial ambitions for Australia, a result of the survey undertaken during the Baudin expedition in Australian waters during 1802. As the title "Terre Napoleon" strongly implies, the map is tangible proof of French colonial ambitions for Australia. At the time of the Baudin voyage a Napoleonic order existed to conquer the continent, a plan ultimately frustrated by defeat in Europe. The place names engraved on this chart maps are almost entirely in French; interestingly, when the second edition of Baudin's voyage was published in 1824 most of these names were discretely changed into English.Although the map bears the engraved date of 1808 it was included in the atlas volume of the official voyage account published in 1812. A milestone in mapping the continent, this was the first Australian atlas ever published. Although Matthew Flinders charted this coastline at the same time as Baudin, and the two expeditions famously met in Encounter Bay, Flinders' publication was delayed by several years due to his imprisonment at the hands of the French on Mauritius. The matter of precedence remained a bone of contention between the English and the French for some time as here there is no acknowledgement of Flinders' prior discoveries.This map is beautifully enhanced by vignettes of Australian flora and fauna based on drawings by Charles Alexandre Lesueur (featuring kangaroos and sea lions reclining composed beneath an idealised neoclassical figure). Most examples are removed from the atlas and are subsequently folded, however this example is a single unfolded sheet and remains in excellent condition. Blank margins slightly rubbed with a few a few closed tears (now expertly repaired, engraving unaffected); otherwise fine overall.

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        Pianta della città di Firenze.

      1808. Presso Molini Landi e Co., 1808. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n cm 51,5 x 69,7 (alla lastra) più margini. Titolo in semplice cartiglio in alto a sn., giglio fiorentino entro tondo in alto a ds., nome dell'incisore "Gius. Canacci inc." in bs. a sn., in lastra e fuori dalla parte figurata. Bella pianta della città realizzata in proiezione piana e secondo il criterio della moderna topografia, redatta con grande precisione planimetrica e assai dettagliata nel riportare i nomi delle strade del centro urbano. Nell'angolo inf. a sn. scena allegorica con figura e leone, sullo sfondo l'insieme del Battistero e del Duomo e il Palazzo della Signoria, simboli della città di Firenze. La prima tiratura della pianta reca la data 1808, come nel nostro esemplare (le tirature successive sono datate 1847 e 1865 e mostrano dei successivi ritocchi. Un minimo foxing ai margini, peraltro bella impressione e in margini.

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        Voyage à l'Isle d'Elbe, suivi d'une notice sur les autres isles de la Mer Tyrrhénienne. Paris, chez D.Colas Imprimeur-Libraire, 1808

      1808. in-8, pp. (6), XVI, 232, elegante leg. mod. m.pelle, filetti e titolo in oro al dorso. Con una carta topografica dell'isola inc. e ripieg.f.t. e 2 altre tavole di reperti etruschi e storia naturale. L'autore fece tre viaggi all'Elba dal 1800 al 1807 sotto gli auspici del Ministero dell'Interno di Parigi e raccolse una quantità di notizie e dati su ogni aspetto dell'isola, minuziosamente narrati nella presente relazione a stampa. Le ultime 20 pagine del volume sono dedicate a notizie su Pianosa, Montecristo, Giglio, Sardegna, Corsica, Capraia e Gorgona. Non comune, bell'esemplare.

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        MEMOIRS OF THE PHILADELPHIA SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING AGRICULTURE. CONTAINING COMMUNICATIONS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS IN HUSBANDRY & RURAL AFFAIRS. TO WHICH IS ADDED A STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF THE SCHUYLKILL PERMANENT BRIDGE. VOL. I.

      Philadelphia: Printed by Jane Aitken, 1808. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good binding. The first printing of the first volume of the Memoirs of this scientific organization which was formed to promote and secure necessary husbandry in the early Republic. With a list of the by-laws and the original members, who included Noah Webster, Rev. Dr. White, John Dickinson, John Jay, Tench Coxe, George Clinton, and many other luminaries from the beginnings of the United States. Bound with Richard Peters' Statistical Account of the Schuylkill Permanent Bridge, the first covered bridge in America. This account was first published by Jane Aitken in 1807 and was then appended--with title page and original pagination--to this first volume of the Society's Memoirs. With in-text woodcuts, two engraved plates, and a folding table. A most attractive copy in mottled calf, with morocco label. (Rink, Technical Americana, 2635; AI 15916; Sabin 62036). Very Good binding.

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        Extraordinary Hardships and Adventures of Captain David Woodard.

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

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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. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 122832).

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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

      

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        Annales des voyages, de la géographie et de l'histoire, ou collection des Voyages nouveaux les plus estimés, traduits de toutes les Langues Européennes; des relations originales, inédites, communiquées par des voyageurs français et étrangers, et des mémoires historiques sur l'origine, la langue.

      Buisson, Paris 1808 - T. 1. Cah. I-III, Bull.: 1808. 416 S., 2 Kupferst., 1 Kt. (handkoloriert) T. 2. Cah. IV-VI, Bull.: 1808. 408 S., 4 Kupferst., teils ausklappbar T. 3. Cah. VII.IX, Bull.:1808. 400 S., 2 Kt. T. 4. Cah. X-XII, Bull.: 1808. 408 S., 3 Kt. T. 5. Cah. XIII-XV, Bull.: 1808. [1] Bl., 400 S., Frontispiz, 2 Kupferstiche, 1 Kt. - enth.: Précis de la géographie universelle, ou Description de toutes les parties du monde. 1808: 8 S. zwischen S. 272 u. 273 T. 6. Cah. XVI-XVIII, Bull.: 1809. 400 S., 1 Kupferst., 2 Kt. T. 7. Cah. XIX-XXI, Bull.: 1808. 408 S., 2 Kupferst, 1 handkol. Kt. - enth.: Extrait du Journal de l'Empire: 4 S. zwischen S. 280 u. 281 T. 8. Cah. XXXII-XXIV, Bull.: 1809.408 S., Frontispiz, 2 Kt. - enth.: Annales des Sciences et des Arts: 4 S. zwischen S. 144 und 145 T. 9. Cah. XXV-XXVII, Bull.: 1809. 408 S., 2 ausklappb. Kupferst., 1 Kt. T. 10. Cah. XXVIII-XXX, Bull.: 1810. 400 S., 2 Kupferst., 1 Kt. T. 11. Cah. XXXI-XXXIII, Bull.: 1810. 410 S., 2 Kt. T. 12. Cah. XXXIV-XXXVI, Bull.: 1810. 400 S., 1 ausklappb. Kupferst., 2 Kt. T. 13. Cah. XXXVII-XXXIX, Bull.: 1811. 416 S., 2 ausklappb. Kupferst., 1 Kt. T. 14. Cah. XL-XLII, Bull.: 1811. 392 S. Frontispiz, 2 ausklappb., handkol. Kupferst. T. 15. Cah. XLIII-XLV, Bull.: 1811. 424 S.,1 ausklappb. Kupferst., 1 Kt. T. 16. Cah. XLVI-XLVIII, Bull.: 1811. 398 S., 2 Kupferst., 2 Kt. T. 17. Cah. XLIX-LI, Bull.: 1812. 400 S., 3 Kupferst., 1 ausklappb. Tab. T. 18. Cah. LII-LIV, Bull.: 1812. 400 S., 1 Kt. T. 19. Cah. LV-LVII, Bull.: 1812. 400 S., 1 Kupferst., 1 Kt. Pappeinbde. mit Kleisterpapier überzogen, goldgeprägte Titelschildchen, rundum gesprenkelter Rotschnitt, Ecken, Kanten, Kapitale bestoßen, Decken teils leicht berieben, vereinzelt Papierbräune und Stockflecken. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collectio plantarum tam exoticarum, quam indigenarum, cum delineatione, descriptione culturaque earum. - Sammlung ausländischer und einheimischer Pflanzen, mit ihrer Abbildung, Beschreibung und Kultur. Erster und zweiter Band mit 69 (statt 72) kolorierten Kupfern.

      Gebrüder Hahn, Hannover 1808 - 2 Bände. Hannover, Gebrüder Hahn 1808-1810. Gross-8° (24,5 bzw. 24 x 19,5 cm). VII, 98 S. mit 36 kolorierten Kupferstichen; II, 82 S. (ohne Seiten 71/72 und 77/78) mit Tafeln 37-40, 42-61, 63 u. 65-72 (davon 5 grössere, gefaltete Tafeln). Halblederband u. Pappband der Zeit. Titel gestempelt, Blätter teils papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, in Band 2 einige Tafeln an der rechten unteren Ecke und teils am Rand feuchtigkeitsspurig, Bd. 1 teils im Rand mit kleiner Wurmspur. Einbände teils lichtrandig, abgegriffen u. bestossen, Bd. 1 stärker und ohne einen Teil den Rückens. Bd. 2 mit leicht fleckigem Vorderdeckel. Nissen 2133 - 69 Kupferstiche, mit ausführlichen Beschreibungen in Deutsch und kürzeren in lateinischer Sprache. 1819 erschien noch ein dritter, weniger umfangreicher Band, er umfaßte zwei Lieferungen. - Johann Christoph Wendland (1755 Landau -1828 Herrenhausen) war Botaniker und Garteninspektor der Herrenhäuser Gärten. Sein offizielles botanisches Autorenkürzel lautet "J.C.Wendl." Die Illustrationen stammen vom Autor selbst und wurden teils von ihm signiert. - Versandkosten innerhalb Deutschlands EUR 5,00 (versicherter Versand) Titel gestempelt, Blätter teils papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, in Band 2 einige Tafeln an der rechten unteren Ecke und teils am Rand feuchtigkeitsspurig, Bd. 1 teils im Rand mit kleiner Wurmspur. Einbände teils lichtrandig, abgegriffen u. bestossen, Bd. 1 stärker und ohne einen Teil den Rückens. Bd. 2 mit leicht fleckigem Vorderdeckel. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Cause celebre. Enfant egare dans la Vendee. Plaidoyer pour L.R.A. Voyneau fils, dragon du 15e regiment, contre L.A.F. Voyneau, son frere, prononce a l'audience de la section civile de la Cour de cassation, le lundi 3 décembre 1808; par M. Loiseau, avocat à la Cour de cassation et au Conseil des prises

      Aux Archives du Droit Francais, Paris 1808 - 8vo. [4], 47, [1] pp. Original printed wrappers (edges a little frayed). In the development of the Code Civil, the extraordinary "Voyneau Affair" has fourfold significance. It tested in the French Supreme Court the relationship between national adoption and parental authority; established legal precedence in the rights of French war refugees in exile; explored the definition of the "tierce opposition" procedure; and assessed the limits of the concept of "civil death." The case has been frequently utilized by legal scholars to illustrated the elasticity of the Code Civil. The present pamphlet is Jean-Simon Loiseau's "beautifully composed" argument on behalf of L.-R.-A. (Auguste) Voyneau (b. 1789). As an infant Auguste disappeared during the Terror in the Vendee region and in 1795 was pronounced dead. Shortly thereafter it was determined that the infant had in fact been rescued among the corpses of a destroyed village and taken to Nantes. In 1796 a former servant of the Voyneau family encountered the young boy and thought she recognized him, or at least claimed to recognize him, from a telltale scar on his forehead. "Madame Voyneau, however, refused to accept that the boy was her son. She insisted that the child was actually the son of a poverty-stricken miller and the center of an elaborate plot to introduce an 'intruder' into her family and thus deprive them of the money that Auguste or the would-be Auguste would eventually inherit from his parents" (Heuer, p. 153).After a thorough investigation, the court of Nantes ruled that the boy was in fact her son. In the absence of her husband, Auguste Voyneau, who had fled the Revolution in 1789 and was then living in exile, Madame Voyneau appealed the ruling, which was rejected by the judges of the court of Fontenay, and she was ordered to pay a restitution of 700 francs. The Senatus-Consulte of 6 Floreal An X granted amnesty to the elder Auguste Voyneau, who then returned to France and contested these judgments, by means of a "tierce opposition," based on the fundamental importance of paternal rights and authority. The plaintiff argued that, having been granted amnesty, he had been "reborn" to his country and family, and yet was being prohibited by the courts from exercising an essential right of a citizen and father, namely to acknowledge or deny that a child was his own. "Voyneau continued to maintain that paternal rights, being natural and inalienable, took precedence over the formal penalties that had been imposed on emigres" (Heuer, p. 154). On July 23, 1806, the Court of Appeal in Poitiers ruled that Voyneau's "rebirth" as a French citizen did not restore him to the position of a "pere de famille" with complete power over his family, since "the rights acquired by a wife or children of an amnestied man during his civil death belong to them irrevocably." Because Voyneau had gone into exile, he could not contest sovereign judgments because he was "legally dead" to the State. Secondly, in his absence his "widow" had brought together in a court of law the rights of both maternity and paternity, and had lost the case on appeal; therefore the "tierce opposition" strategy was not permissible to him. However, if Voyneau had not returned to France, his daughter could have formed the third party against the judgment and the "tierce opposition" could have been employed in a separate case. "The thwarted 'pere' then took his case to the Supreme Court, where the case was tried in 1808. Jean-Simon Loiseau, one of the chief compilers and editors of the jurisprudence of the Code Civil [and the author of the present 'Plaidoyer'], represented Voyneau's ostensible son Auguste. He argued that before the amnesty, M. Voyneau had been neither a father nor a French citizen: 'In the eyes of the law, he was not a father, a husband, or a citizen; he was dead for his children, for his family, as for his country.' Louiseau's argument directly echoed the rationale presented by the makers of the Code Civil fo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Arabian Nights

      London - Printed for the Proprietors, Effingham Wilson and all other booksellers., 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Four volumes of Arabian Nights Entertainments. This work is the famous collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories and folk tales. It is also known as One Thousand and one Nights. Complete in four volumes. With two illustrated plates to each volume. Volume IV is mispaginated as it has 296 written to the final leaf, should actually be 336. Translated from Antoine Galland's French edition. Galland was the first European translator of One Thousand and One Nights. This edition was translated into English by GS Beaumont. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear to the head and tail of spines. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Some pages, especially to volume I have been repaired by being laid on to other pages, does not affect text. Prior owner's signature to the title pages of all volumes, Anna Maria Manley. Pages are rather age toned with the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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         Glossaire de la langue romane rédigé d'après les manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Impériale, et d'après ce qui a été imprimé de plus complet en ce genre ; contenant l'étymologie et la signification des mots usités dans les XIe ... (au) XVIe siècles, avec de nombreux exemples ... et précédé d'un discours sur l'origine, les progrès et les variations de la langue françoise.

      Paris, B. Warée, imp. Crapelet, 1808, 2 vol. in 8°, avec un front. gravé et un fac-similé se dépl. - Suivi de : Supplément au Glossaire de la langue romane, contenant l'étymologie et la signification des mots usités dans l'ancienne langue des François... Paris, Chasseriau et Hécart, 1820, 1vol. in 8°, soit un ensemble de 3 vol., les 2 premiers en pl. basane racinée époque, dos lisse entièr. orné, et le supplément en rel. postérieure demi-basane racinée, p. de t. orangée, qq. rares rouss. pour le supplément. Bon exemplaire. Edition originale d'un des premiers grands glossaires de la langue romane. Sainte-Palaye n'avait laissé qu'un ouvrage incomplet et défectueux. Roquefort reprit son idée, la compléta et donna une disposition moins diffuse et plus commode. Son Glossaire contient la nomenclature, l'étymologie et la signification des mots usités en France du XIe au XVIe siècle, avec un Discours sur l'origine des Français, et une autre sur le Génie de la langue française, fournie par Auguis. Son Glossaire le fait alors connaître et lui vaut d'être nommé, en 1809, membre de l'Académie celtique, future Société des Antiquaires de France. Ouvrage historiquement important et rare avec le Supplément paru en 1820. ¶ Quérard Fr. litt. VIII. 149.

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        THE HISTORY OF THE APPLE PIE; Written by Z.

      27 engraved leaves, printed on one side only; the first a paste-downs; the last separated from the inner cover and laid down. Title and 26 hand-coloured engravings illustrating the rhyme of the letters of the alphabet. Original printed wrappers. 10.6 x 9 cm. First edition. Worn; torn; crudely repaired throughout; spine crudely taped; many leaves strengthened at their outer edge; else a good copy contained in a morocco-backed folding case. Moon 1005. One of the rarest and most sought after titles produced by Harris, and certainly one of the most attractive.

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        A TRUE HISTORY OF A LITTLE OLD WOMAN, who found a silver penny.

      20, [12 booklist] pages. Plus 12 hand-coloured plates and 1 folding panorama. Original printed wrappers. Spine repaired; old repairs to folds of panorama; else an excellent copy of a book rarely found in anything approaching acceptable condition. Moon 96A(2). First published in 1806.

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        THE DIVERTING AMUSEMENT OF THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT, being the Particulars of the Wonderfull Incidents that took place therein.

      12 pages. Illustrated with 10 hand-coloured engraved plates. Lacking original wrappers. Recently rebound in quarter red sheep gilt over marbled boards with vellum tips. 16mo. First edition. A very good copy. Rare.

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        THE HARE AND MANY FRIENDS, A Fabulous Tale, Embellished with Engravings. Designed, Engraved, Published, and Sold, by W. Orme.

      Title, 6pp text; 8 full-page engraved plates. Lacking original wrappers. Recently rebound in quarter red sheep gilt over marbled boards with vellum tips. 16mo. First edition.Some crease-marks; else a very good copy of a rare title. Very scare. No copy in any of the major collections. Not listed in COPAC. The Cotsen Children's Library has a later edition, circa 1810, issued by John Wallis.

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        THE WONDERFUL ADVENTURES & DISCOVERIES OF CAPTAIN LEMUEL GULLIVER.

      12 leaves, each printed on one side only. Title with engraved vignette, and eleven pages each bearing an engraved illustration with verse beneath. Lacking original wrappers, and rebound some point in the late twentieth century. First edition. A very good copy of a rare edition.

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        THE COUNCIL OF DOGS. Illustrated with suitable engravings.

      16 pages. Illustrated with 8 full-page hand-coloured engravings. Lacks original wrappers, but bound in recent quarter goatskin over marbled boards with vellum tips. First edition. A very good copy of one of the more 'difficult' 'Butterfly's Ball imitations. Moon [John Harris] 166.

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        Dr. Goldsmith's Celebrated Elegy on that Glory of Her Sex, Mrs. Mary Blaize.

      Engraved title page and 12 hand-coloured engraved leaves. Lacking original wrappers. Recently rebound in quarter red sheep gilt over marbled boards with vellum tips. 16mo. First edition.Some minor offsetting; last leaf a little ragged at bottom margin; else a very good copy..

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        Le Cook de la Jeunesse, ou Extrait des voyages les plus récens dans les régions les plus éloignées.

      Paris: n.p. 1808. Two volumes, duodecimo, the three wide folding engraved plates after John Webber in very clean and crisp condition; completely uncut in the original orange paper wrappers. A handsome copy of this charming and popular French account of various voyages for children. As the title suggests, most of the material here is taken directly from the voyages of Captain Cook. The three fine and large folding engraved plates, all after Webber, respectively depict a Maori war canoe, a walrus hunt and a Tahitian human sacrifice.There were a number of juvenile editions based on Jean-Pierre Bérenger's popular collections of voyage accounts which first appeared in 1780. Bérenger was a Swiss polymath; politically active, he was exiled from Geneva and spent much of his adult life in Lausanne. He wrote several important books on geography and the voyages to the Pacific. This Paris publication, largely devoted to the voyages of Cook, has chapters describing Tahiti, New Zealand, Unalaska, and the Sandwich Islands, followed by an abridged life of the navigator. Forbes records two editions published in Avignon (370 & 495 in the Hawaiian National Bibliography) but did not note this edition, although the second volume includes a lengthy section, some fifty pages, devoted to Hawaii. A little dusted and rubbed, spines wearing; a very attractive set in unsophisticated condition.

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        Studies of Chess: Containing a Poem by Sir William Jones, a Systematic Introduction to the Game; and the Whole Analysis of Chess

      London: Samuel Bagster , 1808. 2 volumes. 264 pages with frontispiece; 272 pages. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's full leather with gilt stamping on spine with black label lettered in gilt. Edited by Peter Pratt. (Whyld and Ravilious 1808: 10)Francois-Andre Danican Philidor was born on September 7, 1726 in Dreux, France. His father Andre (1647-1730) was the keeper of the music for King Louis XIII of France. In 1725, Andre introduced the public concert. Andre had 20 children and was 79 when Francois-Andre was born. Francois was the last child of Andre and the first son of his third wife. Andre's third wife was in her 20s. In 1731 at the age of six, Francois-Andre entered the choir of the Chapel-Royal in Versailles. As a pageboy in the royal chapel, he studied music with Andre Campra. Philidor's father had died earlier and was living on a royal pension. The young Philidor was recognized as a musical prodigy among the 80 musicians. In 1736 at the age of 10, Francois-Andre was exposed to chess by the musicians who played chess during spells of inactivity. Cards were forbidden to pass the time, so chess was played. He learned the game by watching the band members play. He later visited the Cafe de la Regence in Paris and spent much of his time playing chess there. In 1737, at the age of 11, his first music composition, a religious piece, was played before King Louis XV. He left the Chapel Royal choir in 1740 when his voice changed. In 1740 he went to Paris where he earned a living by copying music and giving music lessons. In 1741 Philidor was being instructed by M. de Kermur, Sire de Legal (1702-1792), the leading French chess player. Legal initially gave Philidor rook odds. For the next three years Kermur taught Philidor until Philidor was too strong for his teacher. In 1744 Philidor played two chess games blindfolded simultaneously in public in Paris. He said he had learned how to do this when he could not sleep at night and played chess without sight of a board. This was the first time blindfold play against 2 opponents was recorded. This performance was chronicled in the article on chess by the Chevalier de Jaucourt for the great Encyclopedie of Diderot and D'Alembert in 1751. Philidor played chess with Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, both persistent but weak chess players. In December, 1745, Philidor went to Rotterdam to assist in presenting concerts with Geminiani and Lanza. The musical tour involved a 13-year old girl who played the harpsichord. However, she died during the concert tour. Later, the concerts were canceled because of the girl's death and he was stranded in the Netherlands with no money. He supported himself by teaching and playing chess and Polish draughts (10 by 10 checker board), especially to English army officers at The Hague. The English officers suggested that Philidor could make a living playing chess in England. In 1747 he went to London and started playing chess at Slaughter's coffee-house. There, he beat Phillip Stamma and Sir Abraham Janssen (1720-1795), two of England's top chess players, in chess matches. Philidor challenged Stamma to a 10-game match and he stipulated that Stamma was to have White in all games and that draws were counted victories for Stamma. Philidor won 8 games, lost 1, and drew 1. He also beat Janssen with 4 wins and 1 loss. From that time on, Philidor was the unofficial champion of the world. In 1748 Philidor, age 22, returned to Holland and wrote l'analyse du jeu des Eschecs (Analysis of the Game of Chess). Philidor went out to find subscribers for the book before it was published to pay for publishing costs. Lord Sandwich subscribed to 10 copies. The Duke of Cumberland subscribed to 50 copies. The English army officers subscribed to 119 copies. The moves were written out as full sentences. In 1749 433 copies of his Analysis of Chess were published in London. Two more reprints occurred in 1749 and an English version followed in 1750. The book was the first chess book translated into Russian (1824) and was one of the favorite books of Thomas Jefferson. The book analyzed 4 games and 10 variations of games. Philidor favored the Bishop's Opening and frowned upon the King's Knight Opening as weak. The book has gone through more than 100 editions, 4 in the first year. Philidor's chess books was the first chess book that organized the openings, that explained the middlegame, the overall strategy of chess, and the importance of pawn formation. In his book he made the observation that 'Les pions sont l'ame du jeu' (the pawns are the life of the game). This phrase has become "the pawns are the soul of chess." His book was also the first to examine the R+B vs. R endgame. It also had some analysis of 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6, the Philidor's Defense. By 1750 Philidor was considered the strongest player in France, England, and the Netherlands. The French Ambassador, the Duke of Mirepoix, invited Philidor for his weekly chess dinners. In 1751 Philidor left England for Prussia, playing before King Frederick (Frederick the Great) at Potsdam. He then visited Berlin where he played 3 blindfold games simultaneously, winning them all. He then returned to England. In November 1754 he returned to France after being gone for 9 years. He started composing music again. He did not return to England until 1772. He applied unsuccessfully for the post of court composer at Versailles. A rumor had started that nobody could be a chess master and compose good music, so his church music was not really his own. His church music was not accepted by the French royalty because Philidor added an Italian influence to it, so he turned to comedy opera. In 1755 he beat Legal in a chess match at the Cafe de la Regence. On February 13, 1760, at age 33, he married Angelique Richer (1736-1809). He had 5 sons and 2 daughters with her. Condition:Old recasing nicely done, spine ends chipped, corners bumped and rubbed, some pencil notations through out. Over all about a very good copy.

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        Kronographische Fragmente zur genauern Kenntniss des Planeten Saturn, seines Ringes und seiner Traba. Beobachtungen, Folgerungen und Bemerkungen über den Naturbau der festen Kreisgewölbe des Saturnringes und seiner Atmosphäre. Erster Theil (all published).

      Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1808. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (195x120 mm). xxviii, [1], 32, 31-272, [2] pp. 1 (of 2) engraved plates only (lacking plate I). Gathering P (pp. 225-240) misbound after gathering N, tiny hole in R3, lower corner of D4 torn not affecting text. Contemporary half calf (rebacked, corners repaired), yellow-dyed edges. Internally only little age-toned. ----Detailed study of the planet saturn by Schröter, who dedicated his work to the French National Institute of Science. Napoleon Bonaparte's troups later in 1813 set fire to Schröter's hometown Lilienthal which affected the property of Schröter and destroyed the entire stock of his books and writings. Very Good.

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        THE HORSE'S LEVEE, or The Court of Pegasus. Intended as a companion to The Butterfly's Ball, and The Peacock At Home. Illustrated with elegant engravings.

      16 pages. Illustrated with 8 full-page engravings. Lacks original wrappers, but bound in recent quarter goatskin over marbled boards with vellum tips. First edition. A very good copy of what Mrs. Moon describes as 'a playful exercise in astronomy The officers of the Levée are some of the animals who give their names to constellations. The charming plates depict these figures with their starry outlines. Moon [John Harris] 384.

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        Statuten Fur Den Erhabenen Osterreichisch-Kaiserlichen Leopolds-Orden [Statutes of the Order of Leopold].

      Wien. Aus der Kaiserlich-Koniglichen Hof und Staatsdruckerey , 1808. Slim Folio. With 5 engraved plates. Bound in contemporary full red morocco, decorative gilt rule to boards with the Arms of the Austrian Emperor Leopold in gilt to centre of upper just a little rubbed. Additional ms. leaf attached at end describing various changes to the Statutes. Boards dusty with little scratch marks. Very good indeed.

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        De l'invention de la boussole nautique.

      Sole edition: History of the nautical compass, in which the author attempts to assign credit for the invention of that device not to ancient Chinese or Arabic minds but rather to marine pilot Flavio Gioia d'Amalfi, with much accompanying praise of the "supériorité maritime" of the medieval Italians. Scarce: OCLC, RLIN, and NUC-Pre1956 locate only six U.S. holdings.

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        Traité des forges dites catalanes, ou l'art d'extraire directement et par une seule opération le fer de ses mines : contenant le détail des constructions et dispositions métallurgiques qui s'y rapportent : avec la manière de réduire le gueuse en fer au moyen de la fusion liquide dans les affineries, et de nouvelles expériences sur les pompes.

      Turin, Imprimerie départementale, 1808. ____ Première édition de ce traité technique fort rare. L'auteur était ingénieur en chef des mines, dans le Royaume d'Italie de Napoléon, à Turin. Trois parties: Construction des forges catalanes. Travail de ces forges. Leur administration. Quérard 6, 374. Dendaletche, Pyrénées, Guide bibliographique illustré 1324 : "Très bel ouvrage. Rare." *****. In-8. [220 x 122 mm] Collation : 237, (1) pp. Demi-basane brune, dos orné, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Interesting Narrative of the Loss His Majesty's Armed Vessels the Porpoise and Cato, of London, upon Wreck Reef, on their Passage from New South Wales to China; interspersed with Occasional Remarks on New South Wales, its Productions, Inhabitants, &c. By an Officer of the Porpoise, Never before published. Also the Loss of the Doddington, East Indiaman.

      London: Thomas Tegg, circa, 1808. Octavo, [ii], 7-28 pp. (as issued), paper water-marked "1807", with a folding engraved frontispiece, modern quarter calf. Very scarce chapbook account of the wreck of the Porpoise and Cato off the Great Barrier Reef in 1803. This was the beginning of Flinders' disastrous voyage back to England after completing his circumnavigation. The Investigator had been damaged, apparently beyond repair, and he chose to go back to England in search of a seaworthy ship. The Porpoise left Port Jackson on 10 August 1803, taking the route via Torres Strait; on 17 August she went ashore on Wreck Reef, in open ocean about 740 miles NNE of Sydney. Two merchant vessels were with her; one, the Cato, was wrecked a short distance away, and the other, the Bridgewater, disappeared and was never heard of again.Flinders made a camp on the reef, organised the refugees, and made the journey back to Sydney in a ship's cutter, returning with rescue vessels. One of them, the Cumberland, took him and ten chosen men onwards - on a terrible voyage, the final humiliation of which was Flinders' imprisonment on Mauritius. 'The authorship is attributed in the text to one "Mr Fitz-Daniel", who is stated to have been the officer of the watch when the Porpoise struck, and the officer who accompanied Flinders in the cutter. There was no such person. The account is plagiarized from that in the Sydney Gazette, with additions supplied by the fancy of the compiler. A curious feature is that wherever numbers are given, one is added in this version, presumably to allow for the fictitious "Mr Fitz-Daniel"' (Ferguson). Authenticity apart, the text is well written and has much detail that did not appear in the Gazette report, including "Observations on the natural productions, and the manners of the natives of New South Wales".Ferguson suggests a date of publication of 1808, which would accord with the 1807 watermark visible on one page of this copy. Lower margin of the frontispiece cropped and laid down at an early date with the manuscript inscription "Loss of the Porpoise and Cato"; text uniformly aged, one page torn with loss to the margin, yet overall a good copy in modern quarter calf.

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        A most pleasant, fruitful, and witty work of the best state of a public weal, and of the new isle called Utopia; Written in Latin by the Right Worthy and Famous Sir Thomas More, Knight, and translated into English by Raphe Robinson, A.D. 1551.

      London: William Miller, 1808. Quarto, engraved frontispiece and one plate; contemporary straight-grain brown morocco, elaborately gilt. Large paper issue: a fine copy of this attractive scholarly edition of Robinson's translation of More's Utopia, with notes, a biographical introduction, and an informative bibliography of earlier editions by Thomas Dibdin. Dibdin's introduction was widely influential, not least because it is in this edition that 'the portraits of More are critically discussed' (Lowndes).

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        Théorie des Quatre Mouvemens et des Destinées générales. Prospectus et Annonce de la Découverte.

      'Leipzig' (Lyons): n.p. 1808. Octavo, with a folding table; contemporary sheep, flat spine gilt. First edition of a most important book, and extremely rare. The first major work published by Fourier, it is a genuine attempt to engineer a paradise: 'Quite literally for Fourier, the ideal city was to appear on the earth' (Helen Rosenau, The Ideal City). Although he is best remembered for his development of the 'phalange' or phalanx, an ideal community which combined the agricultural and the industrial in perfect synthesis, it is in the Théorie des Quatre Mouvemens that Fourier expounded the bases for all of his later work with the revolutionary notion of 'passionate attraction', where the 'passions rather than reason were to be harnessed to ensure the maximum gratification of sexual, social, and other instinctual desires' (Claeys et al., Utopia). Fourier hoped that the ideas he announced here would inspire 1000 loyal subscribers and lead to publication of a massive six-volume undertaking. Despite being disappointed in his hopes, it is 'acknowledged not simply as a pioneering exploration of the social, but also as a founding document of socialist thought' (Jones, Introduction to the Theory of the Four Movements).It is one of the most amazing works of social theory ever published. Famously, Fourier held that the Enlightenment faith in civilisation was nothing more than a symptom of decadence, but that this decadence is one of the required steps for the impending leap from chaos into harmony, not only for the Earth but for the whole solar system. His analysis of the impending 70,000 years of harmony is neatly summarised in the folding chart. If his mathematical predictions were not outlandish enough, the detailed asides he offers are truly astonishing. He outlines, for instance, his staunch belief that the Earth would form a Northern Crown similar to the Rings of Saturn which would, in turn, change the chemical balance of the seas until it became like lemonade. Naturally this would also lead to the demise of the 'horribles légions de monstres marins' which have been plaguing humanity.Fourier once humbly commented 'I alone comprehend the true plan and the means of fulfilling it'. Engels christened him an ironist. Some sporadic staining; a good copy.

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         Lettres sur la Morée et les iles de Cérigo, Hydra et Zante

      Paris, chez H. Agasse, 1808, 2 tomes in 8°, de 2ff. 112pp. & 156pp., ill. de 23 planches gravées, d'un plan et deux cartes dépl., - On y joint du même : Lettres sur la Grèce, l'Hellespont et Constantinople. Paris, Chez H. Agasse, 1811, 2 tomes in 8° de 2ff. 171pp. & 235pp., ill. de 20 planches gravées et 2 cartes se dépl., le tout relié en 2 vol. demi-veau marbré, dos lisse orné, p. de t. rouge et bleue. Très bon exemplaire avec l'ex-libris du Marquis de Civille qui a ajouté des notes manuscrites in fine et n'a pas conservé les titres et fx-titres des secondes parties, celles-ci ayant été reliées dans la continuité de la première partie. Bel ensemble uniforme en édition originale des fameuses pérégrinations en Grèce et en Turquie du peintre Antoine-Louis Castellan (1772-1838), dont le but était de faire découvrir au lecteur sédentaire les paysages, civilisations et moeurs alors moins connues. Ces relations illustrées par ses soins, donnèrent plus de célébrité au peintre que ses oeuvres proprement picturales. Peu commun. ¶ Blackmer, 298 et 299 - Hage Chahine, Levant, 821 - Benezit, III, 343 - Chadenat, 2247 - Weber, 637.

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        Broadside, begins: "Proclama que hizo Don Francisco Rivas y Galindo, joven de edad de quince años, hijo de Don Valentin Rivas uno de los SS. Vocales de la Suprema Junta Gubernativa de Caracas, à los habitantes de Venezuela."

      Young Rivas, son of one of the leaders of the first independent government in Venezuela, calls on all Venezuelans to unite, saying "the inhabitants of this city" have overthrown an illegitimate government, have established a "supreme authority," and are now breathing "the air of Independence." He points out the remaining provinces are the body of the new nation and that without them Caracas is merely a bodyless head. "Unite or die" is his plea, and by doing so, "[w]e will form a nation that will know how to maintain the honor of the Spanish people and that will make all others respect us." The origins of printing in Venezuela are still, at this late date, shrouded in shadows. There remain questions of whether itinerant printers established themselves now and then for short periods of time, printing a form or booklet -- and definitely some playing cards -- and then moving on. The accepted date for "the beginning" of printing in Venezuela is October, 1808, with the arrival of the press of Gallagher and Lamb and the issuance of the first issue of Andrés Bello's Gazeta de Caracas. Very Rare: This broadside was unknown to Medina and is only the 16th item in Pedro Grases chronological list of things printed in Venezuela. In his entry he located only the copies in the Public Record Office (London) and the Archivo de Indias (Seville). Searches of NUC, WorldCat, COPAC, and CCILA fail to find any copy at all. Further, no copies were found when searching the OPACs of the national libraries of Spain, Venezuela, Colombia, France, and England.

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        The Miscellaneous Poetic Works of E Cummins better known by the name of the Young Hibernian dedicated by Permission to his Grace John Duke of Bedford Later Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

      

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        Genuine Works of William Hogarth; illustrated with biographical anecdotes, a chronological catalogue, and commentary. 2 vols. 4to.

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme. 1808/1810 Front. ports, plates; some light foxing but overall a nice clean copy. Contemp. full calf, elaborate blind & gilt borders, raised gilt bands, spines in blind & gilt; some sl. rubbing to hinges. Armorial bookplate of Joseph Ffeilden Esq. Lancaster on leading pastedowns. Bookseller's ticket of Rowe & Waller, London. A fine and handsome copy.Copac also records an edition in three volumes published between 1808 and 1817; this edition is 'In two volumes' as stated on the titlepage. Nichols had first published his biographical anecdotes of Hogarth, together with a catalogue, in 1791 with revised editions published in 1782 and 1785. The plates in this edition are dated between November 1806 and November 1809. Joesph Ffeilden, or Feilden, 1824-1895, was an English M.P. who represented the constituencies of Blackburn, North Lancashire and Chorley.

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        The dramatic mirror: containing the history of the stage, from the earliest period to the present time : including a biographical and critical account of all the dramatic writers, from 1600; and also of the most distinguished performers, from the days of Shakspeare to 1807: and a history of the country theatres, in England, Ireland, and Scotland. Embellished with seventeen elegant engravings. By Thomas Gilliland, ..

      First Edition London Printed for C. Chapple, Pall Mall, by B. McMillan, Bow Street, Covent Garden, Printer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales 1808 First Edition. Complete in two volumes, paginated (somewhat irregularly) continuously. 12mo; xii, 622, 629-630; [3], 625-1048pp, with 17 engraved plates (conforming to directions to the binder, for placing the plates), comprising 4 views of theaters and 13 portraits. Dedicated to the Prince of Wales, later George IV. Recently rebound, in the style of the original, in pale blue paper-covered boards with cream-colored spine and title and volume paper lettering pieces; all edges speckled red. Internally, virtually perfect, the binding tight, straight and square, the pages and plates clean and crisp with the exception of the author's portrait in vol. 1, which is lightly foxed. A Very Fine example of a rare set. OCLC Number: 82435547. Fine Little is known of Gilliland's life or career. But intriguingly, according to the ODNB, "Gilliland clearly made himself enemies." His major work, A Dramatic Synopsis, was significantly expanded and republished as The Dramatic Mirror, dated 1808 on the title-page, "but [it] may have appeared in 1807. . . . it contained a history of the stage, with accounts of actors from the time of Shakespeare onwards, and of playwrights from 1660. It was dedicated to the prince of Wales, and was venomously reviewed in The Satirist of January 1808. The reviewer's charges included plagiarism ('The original matter ? would lay in as small a space as its author's brains') and inconsistency, since Gilliland now praised Kemble [whom he had earlier lambasted]. The review claimed that Gilliland, 'during a recent season ? was wont to intrude himself into the greenroom of Drury-lane theatre', until he desisted in the face of a petition to the managers calling for his exclusion, 'signed by the most spirited of the performers' headed by Charles Mathews. Gilliland's alleged purpose was to spy 'upon the private conduct of public men' and to use their talk in his journalism, 'as he at that time had not been dismissed from the newspapers for want of talent'. The review called him the 'cast-off fag' and 'ci-devant scout' of Anthony Pasquin (pseudonym of John Williams).

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