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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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        Description des Nouveaux Jardins de la France et de ses Anciens Chateaux...

      Paris: Delance, 1808. Folio, a fine complete copy, collates as: title-page with engraved vignette, engraved title-page, 122 plates depicting gardens and chateaux (of which 58 full-page, 60 half-page, and 4 quarter-page), together with an additional 3 maps (of Malmaison, Ermenonville and the country around Paris), 8 quarter-page engravings on 2 plates in the Repton style with intact overlays, and one plate with 21 small technical figures; in contemporary red half morocco. One of the first works on contemporary landscape architecture for gardens and a highly influential work on French eighteenth-century garden and landscape design. Published at the height of Napoleon's First French Empire, Laborde's work is of central importance to the history of Malmaison, and provides the best contemporary overview of the house and its extensive grounds, marking it out as a companion to the more famous botanical works of Ventenat and Bonpland: "Rien n'a été négligé pour y rassembler tout ce qui peut servir à l'étude de la Botanique."The introduction discusses the history of gardening, with a discourse on the Greeks and Romans, the creation of scientific gardens, Montaigne, Louis XIV and Versailles, and the rise of modern natural history: it is as good a mission statement for Enlightenment botany as one could find. Although Laborde is at pains to distinguish the new chateaux from those of the Ancien Régime - at one point launching a rather telling attack on the old taste for chinoiserie, for example - it is telling to see the grandeur of these Napoleonic era houses.The main part of the book is divided into sections which study actual gardens. In this section the main French text appears in simultaneous German and English translation (the latter a quite remarkable innovation for a work of this date). Pride of place is given to Malmaison, both as homage to Napoleon, but also in recognition of the fact that it was Malmaison which set the agenda for European gardens of the early nineteenth century.There is an overview of how the park has been laid out - including the comment that it is "remarkable for a number of foreign animals" including a pair of black swans from New Holland - before each plate is described in detail. For Malmaison alone there are seven full-size plates depicting the fine gate house; the chateau seen from the drive (complete with the curious campaign-style portico at the front door); Napoleon himself taking a promenade around the rear of the house (the classical structure at far left no longer stands); the lake behind the house; a view of the gardens showing the hot-house in situ; a close-up of the hot-house ("more elegant" than that of Schönbrunn or Kew); and a view of the lake of Saint Cucufat which was once part of the much more extensive grounds. There are also four half-size plates, two showing the grounds of the sheep-fold, and two of the dairy, important parts of the garden now often disregarded.Taken together, these 11 plates are the most comprehensive and important contemporary suite of views of Malmaison, much copied and studied since to help understand how the garden was planned and run. The hot-house is an important record of a building, no longer standing, which was then the centre for the cultivation of Australian and Pacific exotics in Europe. The Malmaison section concludes with a map of the grounds (here bound slightly out of order).The other major houses noticed are: Mortefontaine, then owned by Napoleon's elder brother Joseph-Napoleon Bonaparte (plates 12-27); Ermenonville, the house of the Marquis René de Girardin built in honour of the ideas of Rousseau (plates 28-43 and unnumbered map of the grounds); and Mereville, the home of the Marquis Jean-Joseph de la Borde, the grounds of which included both a cenotaph to the memory of Captain Cook, but also a memorial column to de Girardin's two sons Edouard and Ange Auguste who had died at Lituya Bay in California in 1786 on the La Pérouse expedition (plates 44-57). Smaller houses depicted include those of Saint-Leu, Tracy, Raincy and Trianon. An unusual inclusion is a view of the Chinese kiosk at Le Désert in Monville (dismissed as "an instance of the bad taste which then reigned"). Some old staining and scattered foxing, but overall a most appealing copy, neat repairs to head and foot of spine, tips renewed.

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        Manuel des amphitryons; contenant un traité de la dissection des viandes à table, la nomenclature des menus les plus nouveaux pour chaque saison, et des élémens de politesse gourmande. Ouvrage indispensable à tous ceux qui sont jaloux de faire bonne chère, et de la faire faire aux autres

      Capelle et Renand, Paris 1808 - First edition. Engraved frontispiece and 16 plates (10 folding) by Jean-François Tourcaty. 384 pp., complete with half-title and Tables (pp. 357-384) missing in some copies. 1 vols. 8vo. (212 x 132 mm.). Pristine Copy, Uncut in Wrappers. A stunning uncut copy in wrappers of the first edition of this seminal guide to the art of entertaining by the great gourmand and father of food writing, Grimod de la Reynière (1758-1837). Manuel des Amphitryons includes sections on carving, menus, and dining etiquette, and is illustrated with a series of 16 plates showing the carving of meat, poultry, and fish. The work is indispensable, according to the author himself, for those wishing to eat well, and to show the world their ability to do so. Grimod sets the tone of his work in its opening sentence: "one can compare the Amphitryon who does not know how to carve nor to serve properly to a great collector of books who does not know how to read." In addition to offering brief but essential instructions for carving, book two describes seasonal menus for gatherings of 15 to 60 guests, while the final section is a veritable conduct manual for both hosts and their guests, offering insights on invitations, table manners, wine, and the protocols of dining and dining out. This volume appeared when Grimod was engaged in publishing the fifth year of his important "Almanach des Gourmands," the world's first food journal, which he edited from 1803-1812. Cagle 233; Lilly Library, Une Affaire du Goût 133; Vicaire 427; Simon 805; Bitting 203. Provenance: Pierre Bergé (bookplate) Uncut in contemporary painted paper wrappers. Light toning at margins, else fine. In a custom black morocco-backed box Engraved frontispiece and 16 plates (10 folding) by Jean-François Tourcaty. 384 pp., complete with half-title and Tables (pp. 357-384) missing in some copies. 1 vols. 8vo. (212 x 132 mm.) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        (Foreste, legnami, costruzioni navali ‚Äì figurato ‚Äò800) BURGS DORF FREDRICH A.L.. NOUVEAU MANUEL FORESTIER

      1808. (Foreste, legnami, costruzioninavali figurato ò800) BURGS DORF FREDRICH A.L.. NOUVEAU MANUEL FORESTIER. Parigi, Arthus Bertrand,1808. In 8 (cm 12,5x20), legatura coeva in mezza pelle con tasselli e fregi inoro ai dorsi. Due volumi di pp. LII + 460 e pp. 2 non numerate + 579 con 5tabelle pi? volte ripieg. e 29 tavole fuori testo incise in rame. Operacollazionata e completa. Conservaz. buona eccetto qualche piccola brunituraalle pagine e qualche accettabile usura alle legature (in particolare ® usuratala base del dorso di un volume. Lopera ® destinata "a lusagedes agens forestiers de tous grades, des Arpenteurs, des Gardes, des BoisImperiaux et Comunaux, des Preposes de la Marine, pour la recherché des Boispropres aux Constructions Navales; ¶ù. Vi sono trattati: la fisica ingenerale, la storia naturale delle foreste, i boschi resinosi, le conoscenzematematiche necessarie nelle foreste e loro applicazione nella pratica(geometria, meccanica, costruzioni marittime, costruzioni civili, carpenteria,architettura idraulica in rapporto alle foreste, fissazione e fertilizzazionedelle sabbie, conoscenze economico tecniche che deve avere un forestale,prodotti delle foreste). Edizione originale. (Rif.C7818-432/63)

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        CODE DE COMMERCE 1808 TRES RARE GRAND FORMAT Reliure CUIR d Epoque

      1808 - CODE DE COMMERCE 1808 TRES RARE EDITION GRAND FORMAT Edition des Archives du Droit Français, conforme, pour le texte, à l'édition officielle. SUIVI 1° De la Forme de procéder devant les Tribunaux de Commerce et les Cours d'Appel; 2° De la Loi sur le taux de l'intérêt de l'argent; 3° Du Règlement de S.E. le Ministre de l'Intérieur, relatif aux Sociétés anonymes; 4° De la Table analytique raisonnée des Matières du Code; 5° DES EXPOSES DES MOTIFS PRESENTES AU CORPS LEGISLATIF PAR MM. LES ORATEURS DU CONSEIL D’ETAT. DES RAPPORTS ET DISCOURS FAITS PAR LES ORATEURS DU TRIBUNAT MM. REGNAUD DE SAINT-JEAN-D’ANGELY, JARD-PANVILLIER, BEGOUEN, DUVEYRIER, PERREE, CORVETTO, CHALLAN, MARET, DE SEGUR, FREVILLE, TARRIBLE, GILLET, DELPIERRE, AUGUSTE JUBE, FORCROY, BERENGER, TREILHARD, ET CORVETTO SUR LE PROJET DE CODE DE COMMERCE Accompagnés de la CONCORDANCE des numéros et des articles du Projet qui s'y trouvent cités, avec les numéros de l'édition actuelle; 6° De l'indication des rapports qui existent entre les dispositions de ce Code et celles des Codes Napoléon et de Procédure Civile; 7° De la Forme de la Lettre de change et du Billet à ordre, d'après le Code; 8° Des Formules des Protets et des Actes de Perquisition, que les Notaires doivent faire d'après e Code; 9° Du Modèle du Registre Spécial de l'Inventaire Annuel que tout Commerçant est tenu de faire sous seing-privé; 10° Enfin, de la Table sommaire de ces objets de complément qui se rattachent essentiellement au Code et à la forme des principales opérations commerciales dont l'observation est de rigueur à partir du premier janvier 1808 EDITE À PARIS AUX ARCHIVES DU DROIT FRANCAIS Chez CLEMENT FRERES, Libraires-Editeurs, rue de l'Echelle N°3, 1808 GRAND FORMAT IN-8 ( 21 CM X 14 CM) RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN CUIR. DOS ORNE, PIECE DE TITRE, VII + 670 PAGES ( Etat d'usage, manque un peu de matière au bas des mors inférieurs et supérieurs. Coins légèrement émoussés. Bon aspect général. Intérieur très bon) Il fallut les retentissantes faillites de 1806 pour que l’Empereur, ému par le scandale que suscitèrent ces affaires frauduleuses, enjoignit au Conseil d’État de se mettre aussitôt à l’ouvrage pour la rédaction d’une réforme de la législation commerciale et la présentation d’un Code de Commerce. La discussion au Conseil d’État s’étendit sur près de 9 mois et 68 séances. Le premier livre relatif au commerce en général fut examiné tout d’abord sur la présentation de REGNAUD, président la section de l’Intérieur. Mais l’attention fût portée prioritairement sur la loi relative aux faillites qui « seules importait à NAPOLEON » d’après LOCRE. L’intérêt que porte le Conseil d’État au titre relatif à la lettre de change et au Livre II sur le commerce maritime se ressent de la stagnation du commerce extérieur et de la navigation et n’entraînera pas de grandes discussions. Le Livre IV, relatif à la juridiction commerciale se réfère au Code de Procédure Civile, mais il est muet sur la juridiction des prud’hommes. Éloigné de Paris par les campagnes de Prusse et de Pologne, NAPOLEON ne put participer à ces premières discussions. Dès son retour à Saint-Cloud en juillet 1807 il convoque immédiatement le Conseil d’État pour, sous sa présidence, rouvrir le débat sur les faillites, le dispositif ne lui paraissant pas assez répressif. Les interventions de CAMBACERES, CRETET et TREILHARD tempèrent quelque peu sa rigueur, et le texte du Conseil, « loi sévère » dira de SEGUR, est maintenu en l’état. Au cours des trois autres séances qu’il préside en juillet et août 1807, NAPOLEON revient également sur le billet à ordre, avec le retranchement de la disposition soumettant tout signataire de billet à ordre à la contrainte par corps. Ainsi revêtus de l’imprimatur impérial et après prise en compte des observations formulées par le Tribunat les différents livres du Code de Commerce sont présentés au Corps Législatif pour adoption. Au cours de cette étape formelle, prétexte à de beaux morceaux d’éloquence, s’illustrèrent [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Punishments of China illustrated by Twenty-Two Engravings with Explanations in English and French - Les Punitions des Chinois représentés en Vingt-Deux Gravures avec des Explications en Anglais et en Français.

      London, Printed for William Miller, 1808. - 1 large volume folio (35*25,5 cm), nicely bound in full decorated leather, with 24 hand colored aquatints prints, a very fine copy. A very fine copy of this famous work with 22 aquatints prints in perfect condtion: A culprit before a Magistrate - A Culprit conveyed to Prison - A Culprit conducted to Trial - An Offender undergoing the Bastinade - Twisting a Man's Ears - Punishment of the Swing - Punishing a Boatman - Punishing an Interpreter - The Rack - Torturing the Fingers - Burning a Man's Eye with Lime - A Malefactor chained to an Iron Bar - Punishment of the Wooden Collar - A Man fastened to a Block of Wood - A Malefactor in a Cage - Punishment of the Wooden Tube - Hamstringing a Malefactor - Close Confinement - Conducting an Offender to Execution - the Capital Punishment of the Cord - The Manner of Beheading. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Geographical, Natural and Civil History of Chili . . . With notes from the Spanish and French versions, and an appendix, containing copious extracts from the Araucana of Don Alonzo de Ercilla. Translated from the original Italian by an American Gentleman

      Middletown (Conn.): Printed by I. Riley, 1808. Contemporary half calf (corners rubbed, top of spine of Vol. 1 chipped).. Cancelled library stamps on title pp. & half title pp., tear repaired in inner margin of map, paper somewhat discoloured and some occasional spotting.. First edition in English. The work is translated from Molina's Compendio della storia geografica, naturale e civile del regno de Chile which appeared anonymously in 1776, in which he gives a full and detailed description of the climate, physical aspects, natural resources, botany, zoology of Chile, and history of the country. From New York Society Library with its cancelled stamp. (Cf. Sabin 49893. De Backer-Sommervogel V, 1166. )

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        THE RUSSIAN DOMINIONS IN EUROPE’ drawn from the latest Maps, printed, by the Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg; revised and corrected, withe POST ROADS & NEW GOVERNMENTS, from the Russian Atlas of 1806; by Jasper Nantiat’. Large (wall) map of Russia, printed on two double sheets, not joined. Published by

      William Faden 1808 - 106x91cm when joined. Original outline colour. Excellent condition.

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        Nouvelle Bibliothèque d'un homme de goût, entièrement refondue, corrigée et augmentée, Contenant des jugements tirés des Journaux les plus connus et des Critiques les plus estimés, sur les meilleurs ouvrages qui ont paru dans tous les genres, tant en France que chez l'Etranger jusqu'à ce jour?

      1808 - Édition entièrement refondue et largement augmentée de cette compilation par Barbier des meilleurs ouvrages de prose et de poésie jamais écrits. Bel exemplaire conservé dans ses élégantes reliure en veau raciné de l'époque. Paris, Duminil-Lesueur, 1808-1810. 5 volumes in-8 de : I/ (1) f.bl., (2) ff., xviii pp., 461 pp., (1) f.bl.; II/ (1) f.bl., (2) ff., 523 pp., (1) f.bl.; III/ (1) f.bl., (2) ff., 457 pp., (1) f.bl. ; IV/ (1) f.bl., (2) ff., 498 pp., (1) f.bl. ; V/ (1) f.bl., (2) ff., 467 pp., (1) f.bl. Petite déchirure dans la marge blanche de la p. 219 du tome 4, quelques piqûres dans le dernier tome. Reliés en plein veau raciné de l'époque, filet et roulette dorée encadrant les plats, dos lisses finement ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge, filet or sur les coupes, roulette intérieure dorée, tranches dorées. Reliure de l'époque. 196 x 125 mm. / Entirely revised and widely enlarged edition of this compilation by Barbier of the best prose and poetry works ever written. Beautiful copy preserved in its elegant contemporary tree calf bindings. Paris, Duminil-Lesueur, 1808-1810. Five 8vo volumes  [196 x 125 mm] of: I/ (1) bl.l., (2) ll., xviii pp., 461 pp., (1) bl.l.; II/ (1) bl.l., (2) ll., 523 pp., (1) bl.l.; III/ (1) bl.l., (2) ll., 457 pp., (1) bl.l.; IV/ (1) bl.l., (2) ll., 498 pp., (1) bl.l. ; V/ (1) bl.l., (2) ll., 467 pp., (1) bl.l. Small tear in the blank margin of p. 219 in the 4th part, a few foxing in the last part. Bound in full contemporary tree calf, gilt fillet and border on the covers, flat spine finely decorated, red morocco lettering pieces, inner gilt border, gilt edges. Contemporary binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Farmer's Boy (with double fore-edge painting)

      London: Verner, Hood, and Sharpe Poultry; and Longman, Hust, Rees and Orme, Paternoster-Row, 1808. 99 pp. + notes and advertisements. Approximately 4 x 6 1/4"; Straight-grain red morocco, 5 raised bands, gilt borders and spine, all edges gilt, tenth edition (stated), slightly corner bumped, otherwise in near fine condition. Robert Bloomfield (1766 - 1823), was an English self-educated poet. He was born into a poor family and died in debt, although he had some success with The Farmer's Boy, his best known work. Written in iambic pentameter couplets, The Farmer's Boy describes rural life through the seasons, often showing that it is harsh work, although the tone is still cheerful. The double fore-edge paintings are by an unknown artist and show a fox-hunting scene on one side and the scene of an angler in a small boat on the other, nicely but not elaborately done

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        (Arte) BALDINUCCI FILIPPO. Opere.

      1808-1812. (Arte)BALDINUCCI FILIPPO. OPERE. Milano,Tipogr. D® Classici Italiani, 1808-1812. In 8 (cm 13,5x21,5), belle legaturecoeve in mezza pergamena con punte, piatti marmorizzati e titoli manoscritti aidorsi. 9 tomi contenenti 14 volumi per pagine complessive 3500 circa. Operacollazionata, completa ed in ottima e fresca conservazione. La raccolta ® cos¨suddivisa. Volume I: "Cominciamentoe progresso dellarte di intagliare il rame colle vite di molti d® pi?eccellenti maestri.ù. Volume II-III: "Vocabolario dellarte del Disegno.ù. Volume IV-XIV: "Notizie d® Professori del Disegno daCimabue in quaù. Ottima e stimataedizione che contiene delle aggiunte rispetto alle precedenti impressioni.(Rif.C7426-471/62)

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        Atlas historique, chronologique, et géographique, par A. Le Sage.

      Paris, Sourdon, (1808). - in-folio, 1f. "Exposé préliminaire" - frontispice & 37 folios montés sur onglets en leur milieu. Reliure de l'éditeur demi-basane fauve, médaillon sur le plat portant le titre et la signature du relieur. (Meslant). Quatrième édition de ce célèbre atlas, ornée d'un frontispice gravé par Moisy représentant Les fastes napoléoniens de 1796 à 1806. Cette planche fut supprimée dans les tirages faits après la Restauration. Le nom d'A. Le Sage sous lequel cet ouvrage fut publié ne serait pas un pseudonyme du comte Las-Cases, mais le nom d'un prêtre français réfugié en Angleterre, ou d'un prêtre irlandais à qui Las-Cases aurait acheté son travail. Publié en huit livraisons de quatre cartes ou tableaux, L'Atlas historique fut augmenté jusqu'en 1826. Chaque possesseur de l'ouvrage pouvait mettre son exemplaire à jour en acquérant les cartes nouvelles. 39 feuilles ont paru au total. Cet exemplaire, dont les planches sont à l'adresse de Didot l'aîné, 1806, contient la Feuille complémentaire. pour 1825 ; l'Empire Russe en Europe et en Asie (1807) ; Mappemonde historique (1808) ; L'Europe moderne ; L'Europe politique en 1826 (carte XXX bis) ; L'Amérique historique, physique et politique en 1825 (XXXIII bis) ; Carte spéciale, historique et géographique de la République des États-Unis de l'Amérique du Nord (carte supplémentaire n° 34). - Au total, 24 cartes au format tiers des planches, entourées d'un texte dense. Cartes et "pavés" de texte rehaussés à l'aquarelle. (Quérard IV, p. 586 et seq. décrit soigneusement ce travail). - Le titre manque. Les planches sont en bon état. Reliure déboîtée, charnière supérieure arrachée sur 8 cm., coupes frottées.

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        Ventorum Index-Figur des See compass, mit den nahmen der Winden, wie sie von Oost und von Wester See ./ Vocabularum Geographicrum Topica Signifcatio.

      Artist: ; issued in: Cologne; date: 1808 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Perfect condition; size in cm : 20 x 29 - description: Map describes the winds of the oceans and the seperation of the lands.A.Continents, B.Insula, C. Penenisula, D.Istmus, etc.

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        BLACKHEATH: A POEM IN FIVE CANTOS. Lumena; or the Ancient British Battle: and various other Poems: including a Translation of the first Book of the Argonautica of C. Valerius Flaccus. By T. Noble.

      Printed for the author, By H. K. Causton, Birchin Lane, Cornhill; Published by J. B. Courthope, Rotherhithe; and Sold by Richardsons, Conhill; Harris,' St Pauls Church Yard; and Chapple, Pall Mall., London 1808 - 4to. 7.5 x 9.25 inches. [xiv] + 145 pp. + [2] + [v]+ [i] + 57 + [1] pp. + [2] + xlviii + 133 pp. Register continuous but separate half titles and pagination for Limena and Miscellaneous Poems and The First Book of the Argonautica. Bound in original half morocco, gilt over marbled boards; spine in compartments with blind stamped lines and decoration. All edges marbled. Some wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by engraved title and five engraved plates and by head and tailpiece vignettes. The title poem is in the format of a lyrical account of a morning walk in the Spring of 1804 written in five cantos and includes numerous digressions on such themes as Britain's commerce. It is followed by Lumena, Miscellaneous Poems, Lines inspired by The Bench at Dartmouth Point, Blackheath 1807 and a translation of the First Book of the Argonautica of Gaius Valerius Flaccus (d. AD 90), a Roman poet of the Silver Age. It was derivative of the famous Greek version of Apollonius of Rhodes and remains incomplete. The volume is dedicated to Caroline, Princess of Wales, a long term, and somewhat scandalous resident of Blackheath and the impressive list of one hundred and seven subscribers, not all of whom were Blackheath inhabitants, includes His Excellency Sidky Efendi, Ambassador from the Porte. Thomas Noble was a local poet and historian of the Blackheath area, who also taught art at Maize Hill. The plates, including a very sylvan looking Lewisham, are by the author's two artistic brothers, Samuel (1779-1853) and William (1780-1831) Noble. KENT BLACKHEATH KENT - WEST KENT TOPOGRAPHY POETRY CLASSICS 19TH CENTURY KENT

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        Romantic Tales.

      London: by D. N. Shury for Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, 1808. - FIRST EDITION. 4 vols., 6-7/8" x 4-1/4", complete with all the half-titles. Bound in contemporary full speckled calf, expertly rebacked, gilt decorated spines, two gilt lettered black morocco spine labels, head and foot of spines fine, inner and outer hinges fine, some foxing to the beginning of vol. 4 otherwise largely clean and bright throughout. "Lewis's Gothic sampler contains examples of oriental, Germanic, medieval and Monastic Gothicism in both the terrific and horrific modes. Robert D. Spector observes that although these tales are pure Gothic, Lewis 'had toned down the ghastly, supernatural elements which had made The Monk a sensational, though infamous, success.' Yet, Lewis's fondness for an ugly macabre is still very clearly in evidence." Frederick Frank - The First Gothics. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CODE DE COMMERCE 1808 TRES RARE GRAND FORMAT Cartonnage Epoque

      1808 - CODE DE COMMERCE 1808 TRES RARE GRAND FORMAT Edition des Archives du Droit Français, conforme, pour le texte, à l'édition officielle SUIVI 1° De la Forme de procéder devant les Tribunaux de Commerce et les Cours d'Appel; 2° De la Loi sur le taux de l'intérêt de l'argent; 3° Du Règlement de S.E. le Ministre de l'Intérieur, relatif aux Sociétés anonymes; 4° De la Table analytique raisonnée des Matières du Code; 5° DES EXPOSES DES MOTIFS PRESENTES AU CORPS LEGISLATIF PAR MM. LES ORATEURS DU CONSEIL D’ETAT. DES RAPPORTS ET DISCOURS FAITS PAR LES ORATEURS DU TRIBUNAT MM. REGNAUD DE SAINT-JEAN-D’ANGELY, JARD-PANVILLIER, BEGOUEN, DUVEYRIER, PERREE, CORVETTO, CHALLAN, MARET, DE SEGUR, FREVILLE, TARRIBLE, GILLET, DELPIERRE, AUGUSTE JUBE, FORCROY, BERENGER, TREILHARD, ET CORVETTO SUR LE PROJET DE CODE DE COMMERCE Accompagnés de la CONCORDANCE des numéros et des articles du Projet qui s'y trouvent cités, avec les numéros de l'édition actuelle; 6° De l'indication des rapports qui existent entre les dispositions de ce Code et celles des Codes Napoléon et de Procédure Civile; 7° De la Forme de la Lettre de change et du Billet à ordre, d'après le Code; 8° Des Formules des Protets et des Actes de Perquisition, que les Notaires doivent faire d'après e Code; 9° Du Modèle du Registre Spécial de l'Inventaire Annuel que tout Commerçant est tenu de faire sous seing-privé; 10° Enfin, de la Table sommaire de ces objets de complément qui se rattachent essentiellement au Code et à la forme des principales opérations commerciales dont l'observation est de rigueur à partir du premier janvier 1808 EDITE À PARIS AUX ARCHIVES DU DROIT FRANCAIS Chez CLEMENT FRERES, Libraires-Editeurs, rue de l'Echelle N°3, 1808 GRAND FORMAT IN-8° ( 23 CM X 14, 5 CM) RELIURE CARTONNAGE D'EPOQUE, VII + 208 PAGES + 146 PAGES + 308 PAGES Il fallut les retentissantes faillites de 1806 pour que l’Empereur, ému par le scandale que suscitèrent ces affaires frauduleuses, enjoignit au Conseil d’État de se mettre aussitôt à l’ouvrage pour la rédaction d’une réforme de la législation commerciale et la présentation d’un Code de Commerce. La discussion au Conseil d’État s’étendit sur près de 9 mois et 68 séances. Le premier livre relatif au commerce en général fut examiné tout d’abord sur la présentation de REGNAUD, président la section de l’Intérieur. Mais l’attention fût portée prioritairement sur la loi relative aux faillites qui « seules importait à NAPOLEON » d’après LOCRE. L’intérêt que porte le Conseil d’État au titre relatif à la lettre de change et au Livre II sur le commerce maritime se ressent de la stagnation du commerce extérieur et de la navigation et n’entraînera pas de grandes discussions. Le Livre IV, relatif à la juridiction commerciale se réfère au Code de Procédure Civile, mais il est muet sur la juridiction des prud’hommes. Éloigné de Paris par les campagnes de Prusse et de Pologne, NAPOLEON ne put participer à ces premières discussions. Dès son retour à Saint-Cloud en juillet 1807 il convoque immédiatement le Conseil d’État pour, sous sa présidence, rouvrir le débat sur les faillites, le dispositif ne lui paraissant pas assez répressif. Les interventions de CAMBACERES, CRETET et TREILHARD tempèrent quelque peu sa rigueur, et le texte du Conseil, « loi sévère » dira de SEGUR, est maintenu en l’état. Au cours des trois autres séances qu’il préside en juillet et août 1807, NAPOLEON revient également sur le billet à ordre, avec le retranchement de la disposition soumettant tout signataire de billet à ordre à la contrainte par corps. Ainsi revêtus de l’imprimatur impérial et après prise en compte des observations formulées par le Tribunat les différents livres du Code de Commerce sont présentés au Corps Législatif pour adoption. Au cours de cette étape formelle, prétexte à de beaux morceaux d’éloquence, s’illustrèrent notamment: REGNAUD DE SAINT-JEAN-D’ANGELY, BEGOUEN, CORVETTO, de SEGUR et MARET. L’adoption définitive, puis la promulgation séparée de chacune des lois com [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Conspectus longitudinum et latitudinum geographicarum, per decursum annorum 1799 ad 1804 in plaga aequinoctiali ab Alexandro de Humboldt, Astronomice observatarum. Calculo subjecit Jabbo Oltmanns.

      Paris, Schoell und Tübingen, Cotta 1808. 2 Bll., 15 S. Bedruckte Original-Broschur. 36 x 26,5 cm. Goedeke VI, 261, 11; Fiedler/Leitner 4.7.1.1; Henze II, 666. - Erste Ausgabe. - Der Verleger Johann Friedrich Cotta, Band 1. Ausgaben 1787-1814, 666: “Beischrift zu ‘Recueil d’observations astronomiques, d’operations trigonométriques et des mesures barométriques.” - Der Umschlag im unteren Rand mit handschriftlicher Widmung: “à Mr Matthieu de la part de l’auteur.” - Unbeschnitten. Etwas stockfleckig und eselsohrig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Schloßansicht, im Vordergrund ein See, "Leopoldskrone".

      - Aquatinta ( in Sepia ) n. u. v. Schlotterbeck aus Mahlerische Reise durch das Herzogthum Salzburg, 1808, 22,5 x 31 Nebehay/Wagner, Nr. 645 /Blatt 2.

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        Stadtplan, "Plan von Moskwa. Prag 1808".

      - Kupferstich ( anonym ), 1808, 60,8 x 48 Mit geglätteten alten Längs- bzw. Querfalten.

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        Fabliaux et contes des poètes françois des XI, XII, XIII, XIV et XVe siècles, tirés des meilleurs auteurs. Nouvelle édition, augmentée et revue sur les manuscrits de la Bibliothèque impériale, par M. Méon.

      Paris, B. Warée, de l¿imprimerie de Crapelet, 1808. - Quatre volumes in-8, [4]-XXI-[1]-465 pages ; [4]-XIV-467 pages ; [4]-XXXII-514 pages ; [4]-XVI-521-[3] pages, jolis frontispices gravés par Delvaux et De Villiers frères d'après Langlois pour chaque volume Veau fauve de l¿époque, dos lisses cloisonnés et fleuronnés, pièces de titre et de tomaison rouges, roulette d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches jaspées. (Petits trous de vers sans gravité sur deux mors, quelques rousseurs.) Tome I : Dissertation sur l'origine de la langue françoise. L'Ordene de Chevalerie (en vers, en prose). Du chevalier qui ooit la Messe, et Notre-Dame estoit pour lui au tournoiement. Du preudome qui rescolt son compere de noier. Le Sentier batu. Li congiés Adan d'Aras, Baude Fastoul d'Aras, Jehan Bodel. La Bataille des Vins. De Cortois d'Arras ; c'est d'Aucassin et Nicolete, Etc. Tome II : Dissertation sur la langue des Celtes et des Gaulois. Sur la langue des Suisses. Nouvelles observations sur les Etymologies. Le Castoiement d¿un père à son fils. De la Male Dame. Les Rues de Paris. Les Crieries de Paris. Les Moustiers de Paris. Les Ordres de Paris, Etc. Tome III : Du Vilain Mire. Fabliau de la Merde. Dou Lou et de l'One. De L¿Asne et du Chien. Dou pet au Vilain. Le Lay d'Aristote. Des Trois aveugles de Compiengne. Etc. Tome IV : Du Bouchier d'Abbeville. Le Lai de Graelent. De l'Escureul. De Audigier. De Berengier au lonc cul. De Piramus et de Tisbé. Florance et Blanche Flor. Le Credo au Ribaut. Etc. Edition la plus complète, elle rassemble plus de 150 pièces du XIe eu XVe siècle, avec un appareil critique et important glossaire à la fin de chaque volume. Bel exemplaire, dans une fraiche reliure de l¿époque. Provenance : Bibliothèque Sacquier (étiquette ex-libris manuscrite au premier volume). Bossuat, 2432. - Brunet I, 646-647. - Vicaire V, 690. [Attributes: 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

      Paris: Aux Archives du Droit Francais, 1808. First Edition. Original wrappers. Very good antiquarian condition/Very good. 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 for dissolving the marriages of those proclaimed to be civilly dead." M. Voyneau and his lawyers invoked the specter of "National Adoption," arguing that if as an emigre he was stripped of his rights as father and citizen, the Republic -- and not his wife -- should have represented him, since the state had "adopted" the child during his absence. The idea that the state could, and should, literally act as the father of its adopted children was ridiculed by Loiseau in the present pamphlet, but ultimately the elder Voyneau was victorious. Four days after Louiseau's argument was presented, the Supreme Court reversed the lower court's decision, declaring that Voyneau "retained the right to defend the condition of a child born of his marriage," and thus to reject a child believed to be "an impostor." In concluding that Voyneau could not disown a child he did not recognize as his son, the Supreme Court ruled that the lower court had falsely applied the amnesty provided by the Senatus-Consulte of 6 Floreal An X. Not surprisingly the case dragged on for two more years. "After rehashing extensive testimony about the boy's physical appearance, especially his eye color and the exact placement of his scar, the court ruled that the evidence did indeed indicate a plot to introduce an intruder into the Voyneaus' home. The supposed Auguste was not their child" (Heuer, p. 155). Rare: OCLC lists only two copies worldwide (McGill and BnF) to which CCFr adds only two others (Nantes BM + Poitiers BM). Querard (I, 337) lists only the equally rare 1809 reprint only. LITERATURE: The significance of this case has been explored in considerable detail by Jennifer Ngaire Heuer in her "The Voyneau Affair and the 'National Adoption'" in: The Family and the Nation: Gender and Citizenship in Revolutionary France (Cornell University Press, 2007), pp. 153-158. Charles Bonaventure Marie Toullier, Le droit civil francais, suivant l'ordre du Code (Brussels, 1838), vol. V pp. 249-250. See the contemporary review of the present work in "Journal typographique et bibliographique" 12e annee (1809) p. 374: "le plus grand interet sous le rapport de l'art oratoire et de la singularite de la cause." See also the lengthy article by Marcel Faucheux, "Un episode de l'insurrection vendeenne" in: Societe d'Emulation de la Vendee (1965), posted on Canalblog by Shenandoah Davis (accessed 12/29/16).

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        The Muscular Motions of the Human Body

      8vo. 590 pages plus one page errata. Half calf tan binding with textured boards. Dark mark to bottom of front board. Ink inscription and mark on title page saying ' ex-lib soc. med chir.abr'.With stamp on dedication page saying 'med.chir.soc.Aberdeen'. Marks to edges of leaves 12 and 13 but otherwise internally very clean.A very scarce good condition copy

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        MANUSCRITO. RELACION de la batalla de Rioseco.

      n.a (XIX), S.l - 14 hojas. Interesantísimo manuscrito ,escrito en clara caligrafía de la época, que narra con detalla la Batalla de Medina de Rioseco o batalla del Moclín que se produjo en los inicios de la Guerra de Independencia Española el 14 de julio de 1808 en las inmediaciones de Medina de Rioseco (Valladolid) y que se saldó con la derrota del Ejército español comandado conjuntamente por los generales españoles García de la Cuesta y Joaquín Blake frente al mariscal Jean-Baptiste Bessières.Trás las primeras diez hojas encontramos la Correspondencia que tuvieron el Mariscal Bessieres y el General Blake durante los últimos dias de Julio de 1808 y primeros de Agosto. La última hoja es la Noticia de las divisiones del Exercito de Galicia a principios de esta Campaña, los nombres de los comandantes en las diferentes divisiones, los ayudantes de campo, los ayudantes generales, el Comandante general de Artilleria, etc.Ejemplar en buen estado, con sello en la parte inferior de la cubierta.

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        Amicitia Sacrum pie honestum J. M. Jacobi". Freundschaftsalbum des J. M. Jacobi.

      Riga (überwiegend) sowie Lübeck, Hamburg und Königsberg, u.a., 1790-1808. - Mit 100 unnumerierten Blättern, mit ca. 40 Einträgen. Mit 8 Aquarellen, 3 Bleistiftzeichnungen und 2 Federzeichnungen. Lederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Deckenfileten, floraler Rückengoldprägung und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf rotem Schild: "Denkmal der Freundschaft". Mit marmorierten Vorsatzblättern. In einem passgenauen Pappschuber der Zeit, dieser mit Buntpapier bezogen (mit ungewöhnlicher Musterung in Rot: Wellenformen über rotweißen Kästchenmustern). Kl. 8vo (ca. 14x21 cm). Außergewöhnlich gestaltetes Freundschaftsalbum der Königsberger Bankiersfamilie Jacobi! Die Einträge reichen von 1790 bis 1808. Beginnend mit einer hübschen allegorischen Titelblattzeichnung und dem Titel: Amicitia Sacrum pie honestum J. M. Jacobi, datiert 1791. Gefolgt von 11 (davon 2 montierten) gekonnten Zeichnungen. 39 handschriftlichen Eintragungen oft namhafter Persönlichkeiten aus dem Umfeld der Familie. Jeweils mit zwischengebundenen 54 weißen Blättern. Die Zeichnungen teils von Hand signiert und datiert. Besonders bemerkenswert ist eine signierte Rotzeichnung des niederländischen Malers Gerke Jans de Jager (1748-1822), die eine Wassermühle in einen See reichend zeigt, auf dem eine kleine Bootsfahrt in einem Ruderboot stattfindet. Im Hintergrund deutet sich eine Kleinstadt ab, in deren Mittelpunkt ein Kirchturm in den Himmel ragt. Auf der gegenüberliegenden Seite de Jager’s Freundschaftsspruch (einem Zitat aus Pope’s Essay on Man): "My dear Jacobi, Know this truth, enough for Man to know, Virtue alone is Happiness below!" Lübeck, the 1st of Febr. 1793. Weitere Einträge von Joh. G. Zahn ("Musician de Copenhagen"), Leonhard Wächter (wahrscheinlich der unter seinem Pseudonym Veit Weber bekannte Trivialautor), einigen Mitgliedern von Lübecker und Hamburger Kaufmannsfamilien (beispielsweise Boetefeur und Brömbsen) sowie als besonderes Highlight, ein Eintrag des Bankiers Mendel Wolff Oppenheim (1781-1863) von Oktober 1800, also deutlich vor seinem 1826 erfolgten Übertritt zum christlichen Glauben und seiner Umbenennung in Martin Wilhelm Oppenheim, außerdem ein weiterer Eintrag aus der Familie Oppenheim: Lena Friedmann, geb. Oppenheim. - Kanten berieben, der Rücken oben und unten und an den Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen, innern mit sehr vereinzelten schwachen Randläsuren, die Seiten gelegentlich leichter gebräunt. Marginale Verwischung der Jager-Zeichnung am unteren linken Eck. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works

      London: Printed at the Stanhope Press, by Charles Whittingham, for J. Sharpe; and sold by W. Suttaby,, 1808. In Four Volumes. Collated with the best editions: by Thomas Park. Four volumes in two. Contemporary red streaked morocco, spines gilt in compartments with titles direct, sides bordered with a gilt roll, green endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed together in a custom red cloth slipcase. Contemporary fore-edge painting to both volumes. Four engraved frontispieces. Spines darkened, ends and corners rubbed, sound and internally clean, very good condition. Contemporary fore-edge painting to each volume, each scene identified in an early hand on the first blank as "Bristol" and "Harlech Castle" respectively. An attractive embellishment to an already handsomely bound set of Pope's poetical works, in a compact and rather scarce edition.

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        Autograph letter signed (with initials). Bologna, [after 1808 (1815?)].

      1808. 8vo. 1½ pages on bifolium. To Pauline Bonaparte-Borghese (1780-1825) in Lucca: "Ma cher soeur, j'arrive à Bologne et je m'empresse de vous l'annoncer; je desire avoir de vos nouvelles et j'en envoi prendre. Annoncés moi bien vite que votre est meilleure et que vous m'aiméz toujours. Adieu, je vous embrasse de tout mon coeur et je desire bien vivement vous voir [...] Votre affectionné frère". - Somewhat spotty; traces of folding.

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        Grundsätze der experimentellen Kammeral-Chemie für Kammeralisten, Agronomen, Forstbediente und Technologen

      xxviii, 686 pp., 1 leaf of errata. 8vo, cont. half-sheep & marbled boards, flat spine gilt, green morocco lettering piece on spine. Berlin: Realschulbuchhandlung, 1808. First edition of a very uncommon book. Hermbstädt (1760-1833), the first chemist in Germany to adopt Lavoisier's views, was professor of technological chemistry at the University of Berlin. His numerous writings in this field proved to be very influential in the development of industry in Prussia. There are interesting and extensive sections on the manufacturing of ceramics, glass, tobacco, porcelains, beer and wine, tiles, paper, textiles, dyeing, and steel, amongst much else. Fine copy. ❧ D.S.B., XV, pp. 205-07. Partington, III, pp. 577-80. Poggendorff, I, 1082-83.

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        Hamburg und seine Umgebungen: ein nützliches und nothwendiges Hülfs- und Hand-Buch für Einheimische und Fremde / von J. H. Scholz

      ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr auf dem Titelblatt - 1808 erschienen, vergleiche den Eintrag im Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog ) Mit 9 n.n. Blättern und 215 Seiten. Mit 3 gefalteten Kupfertafeln ( Von Schiffbek gegen Hamburg - Hamburg von der Elbe - Hamburg von der Außenalster ). ( Die Karte Hamburgs fehlt im vorliegenden Exemplar ). Inhalt: Historisch-Topographische Nachrichten über Hamburg / Staats- und Regierungs-Verfassung von Hamburg / Hamburgs Merkwürdigkeiten / Wegweiser durch Hamburg oder alphabetisches Verzeichnis aller Gassen, Märkte, Kirchen, Stadt-Gebäude, öffentlichen Anstalten und anderer Merkwürdigkeiten... OPappband, Klein8 ( 11,5 x 9 cm ). Einband berieben, Ecken und katen stärker bestoßen, Vorderdeckel mit Knickspur, der schmale Einbandrücken beschädigt. Innen Papier gebräunt, Seiten teils etwas fleckig, obere rechte Ecke fast durchgehend etwas beschädigt, teils auch die untere rechte Ecke, einige Seiten gering wasserrandig, einige Seiten etwas angeknickt oder mit Randläsionen. Die Kupfertafeln von guter Erhaltung. Der gestochene Grundriß fehlt. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 150 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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