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

       1. illustrierte Ausgabe, mit 8 handkolorierten Stahlstichen, zahlreichen Holzschnitten [iv], 416 Seiten 19x28, dunkles farbig illustriertes und reich goldgeprägtes O Ln mit prächtigem Voll-Goldschnitt UNGEWÖHNLICH GUT ERHALTENES EXEMPLAR, am Rücken sehr behutsam restauriert, innen teils fleckig, an den Rändern leicht gebräunt, Karr (1808-1890) a prominent journalist in Paris until his unrestrained criticism of the rise of Napoleon III led to his relocation to the Cote d\'Azur, where he devoted himself to horticulture and novel-writing. This classic account of the pleasures of his garden was first published in 1845 and went through numerous editions, of which this beautifully illustrated and bound version is certainly the best. In 1874, Vincent Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo, \"Use the money I sent you to buy Alphonse Karr\'s \'Voyage autour de mon jardin\'. You really should buy it, I want you to read it.\" Versand D: 5,00 EUR Bo 44550, illustrierte Bücher, i

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        Icones Plantarum Galliae Rariorum nempè incertarum aut nondum delineatarum. Fasciculus I, cum tabulis 50 aeneis.

      - Paris, (H. Agasse & Bernard), 1808. Folio (360 x 272mm). pp. viii, 16 with 50 engraved plates by Turpin (some by Poiteau) and engraved by Plée and Plée fils. Recent grey boards, front-cover with old printed label. The rare first edition, only one fascicle was issued. A reissue appeared in 1853. "Candolle's atlas of rare French plants was illustrated by Pierre Turpin, who modeled his style after van Spaëndonck and Redouté; Blunt calls him 'possibly the greatest natural genius of all French botanical painters of his day' and notes that 'his drawings of botanical details have rarily been surpassed'"(Norman 395).Nissen BBI, 322; Stafleu & Cowan 989. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Nestler Hamburg 1808 ( 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 ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Hamburg, Führer, Stadtführer, Scholz, Umgegend, Umgebung, Google, Wegweiser, Verfassung, Merkwürdigkeiten, Sehenswürdigkeiten, Gassen, Straßen, Märkte, Kirchen, Gebäude, Schulen, Gefängnisse

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        Postscript to the Concise Account of the Origin and Progress of the Rocket System

      15 pp. 4to, attractive antique diced half-russia & marbled boards, spine gilt. London: J. Whiting, 1808. First edition. Congreve (1772-1828), is best known for creating the first rocket weapons system and initiating the modern processes of research and development in rocketry. His greatest interest was in "improving and perfecting the rocket as a military weapon. England subsequently adopted 'Congreve rockets,' which were used with great success against the French at Boulogne, Copenhagen, Leipzig, and elsewhere. They were copied by most European armies by 1830."-D.S.B., III, p. 388. "As some objections have been urged to the use of the rocket on the score of impolicy, it appears necessary to add a few works on this subject; and I must say, that if it be fairly considered, the advantages will be found to be all on our own side of the question."-p. 3. Congreve proceeds to explain the ability of rockets to penetrate fortifications from a great distance. Fine copy and rare. .

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        The Peacock at Home:A Sequel to the Butterfly's Ball

      London: J.Harris Successor to E.Newberry, 1808. Paperback. Good. Decorative printed card wraps and 16pp. Illustrated with 6 hand coloured full page copper engravings after Mulready, printed on one side only, as issued. Rear cover advertises 6 other Harris publications. Cover very worn; some light foxing throughout; most corners have old folds; cover and frontis are missing a small lower corner and most pages have overall light folds/creasing through handling. A good copy only.Original Wraps. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Mulready.. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall.

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        Gesamtansicht von Koblenz und Ehrenbreitstein ('Vue De Coblence Et De La Forteresse Ehrenbreitstein Avant Sa Démolition').

      - Aquatinta v. Anton Radl n. Christian Georg Schütz II. b. Friedrich Wilmans in Frankfurt am Main, dat. 1808, 49 x 59,5 Thieme-Becker, Bd. XXVII, S. 549f. - Anton Radl war Landschafts- u. Genremaler u. Kupferstecher (1774 in Wien - 1852 in Frankfurt). - Thieme-Becker, Bd. XXX, S. 314f. - Christian Georg Schütz II. war Maler und Radierer (1758 in Flörsheim - 1823 Frankfurt). - Eins von 12 Blatt der Rheinlandschaften von Schütz u. Radl. - Unter dem Blatt Widmung an den Herzog von Nassau.

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        Della Raddomanzia Ossia Elettrometria Animale . Ricerche Fisiche e Storiche.

      Presso Giuseppe Marelli 1808 - Presso Giuseppe Marelli , Milano, 1808. in 8°, 2 parts in 1 volume, pp [2], xviii, 490, [2, errata, misbound in text], 6 engraved plates at the end, bound in contemporary half calf, spine gilt with red label [bookseller's label of Martin Keene, Dublin], a little rubbed, but a very good sound clean copy ---- FIRST EDITION. The subject of 'rhabdomancy' or 'subterranean electrometry', here called 'animal electrometry' pre-occupied several scientists of the period including the Milan based Amoretti who wrote several tracts on the subject from 1798 onwards, summarizing his extensive researches in the present volume, especially in relation to galvanism. The subject had, of course, a great bearing upon the theory of the divining rod and other esoteric beliefs at the time, especially as espoused by the German scientific community - Ritter would shortly after translate this work into German. Contemporary binding in half calf, leather corners, spine gilt with red label , marbled paper on covers, a little rubbed, but a very good sound clean copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        â€œThe Soul exploring the recesses of the Grave”: in The Grave

      Single plate. London: Cadell and Davies, 1808. Single plate, etching on wove unwatermarked paper, margins slightly soiled and worn, image clean. From the first 4to edition. Bentley, Blake Books, 435 A.

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        The Grave, a Poem": title-page to The Grave.

      - London: Cromek, 1808. Single plate, etching on wove unwatermarked paper, margins slightly soiled and worn, image clean. From the first 4to edition, this is one of the most famous plates in the series. Bentley, Blake Books, 435 A. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A most pleasant, fruitful, and witty Work, of the best State of a Public Weal, and of the new Isle called Utopia

      London: William Bulmer, at the Shakespeare Press, for William Miller,, 1808. Translated into English by Raphe Robinson, A. D. 1551. A new edition; with copious notes, and a biographical and literary introduction by the Rev. T. F. Dibdin. 2 volumes, small octavo (180 × 120 mm). Contemporary polished calf, flat bands ruled in gilt to spine forming compartments, twin morocco letterpieces to second and third, remaining compartments with floral cornerpieces and quatrefoil centrepieces gilt, single fillet rules gilt to covers, board-edges mitred gilt, all edges speckled red, Engraved portrait frontispiece and 11 woodcuts (5 headpieces and 6 to the text). Joints and tips slightly rubbed, frontispiece, light browning, still a very good copy. First Dibdin edition, trade issue, attractively bound. Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1846) trained as a lawyer but is best remembered as a bibliographer. His career "blossomed in 1802 with An Introduction to the Knowledge of Rare and Valuable Editions of the Greek and Latin Classics Â… Despite an extravagant and inflated style, Dibdin popularized the word 'bibliomania', a term evocative of that era's antiquarian interests" (ODNB). There was also a large paper issue, with 150 copies printed according to Dibdin, and 250 according to Lowndes. As the title states, Utopia tells of the best order of society, the ideal commonwealth, which is to be found on the island of Utopia. Its protagonist is the Portuguese traveller Raphael Hythlodaye, who relates that he accompanied Amerigo Vespucci on three of his four journeys to the New World, including one on which he remained behind in order to explore further. Hythlodaye (whose name means "one who is cunning in nonsense") then relates his experiences of the distant island (Utopia means "nowhere land"; More and Erasmus also referred to it merely as Nusquam, or "nowhere"), where all property is held in common ownership, where six hours a day are devoted to work and the rest to recreation, where gold and silver are used not as currency but as the material for making shackles and chamber pots, and slaves (criminals and prisoners of war) are treated fairly. The island bears a remarkable resemblance to England, providing a source of satire on contemporary life and government.

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        Sefer megine 'erets: Shulhan "arukh 'orah hayim .("im) Magen David.Magen Avraham."Ateret zekenim.Be'er ha-golah; hosafnu ba-zeh sefer Dagul me-Revavah.Hok Ya"akov.Pri hadash ve-'Even ha-"ozer.

      - Wien, Hraschanzky, 1808. 344, 92 pp. Large 4°. Leather. *binding partly loosened, spine damaged, end papers not original, otherwise good condition* text in hebrew [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        The Adventures of Ulysses

      

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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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        Needwood Forest

      

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        Barocke Petrikirche als südlicher Abschluss der Brüderkirche ('Vue del'Eglise de St. Pierre en face de la rue des Freres á Berlin. - Ansicht der Peter Kirche am Ende der Brüderstrasse in Berlin. - Veduta dela Chiesa di St. Pietro al fine dela Strata di Fratelli a Berlina.').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Joseph Carmine in Augsburg, 1808-1828, 30,5 x 40 Ernst, Die Stadt Berlin in der Druckgraphik 1570 - 1870, Guckk. Bl. Carmine-8, GE: 8224. (Ernst schreibt als Titel "Petri Kirche" anstatt "Peter Kirche".) - Seltenes Guckkastenblatt. - Tadelloses Exemplar!

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        Paradise Lost in Twelve Books. Printed from the text of Tonson's correct edition of 1711.

      A new edition with plates. London, printed for J. Johnson [a.o.] 1808. XLII, 372 pp. + engraved portrait + engraved title + 12 engraved plates. Contemporary full calf, upper and lower boards with gilt designed emblem in an oval shape (Coll. Sanctae Individuae Trinitatis Reg Elizabeth Juxta Dublin), within a gilt frame, blind stamped borders and fleurons, spine gilt. With a lovely fore-edge painting of Blackfriar's bridge and St Paul's cathdral in the background. Inside upper board a premium book-plate, dated 1822. A very attractive copy.. A rather scarce edition

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        Autograph letter signed "Dco Donzelli" to an unidentified male correspondent, his "very dear friend."

      Donzelli "made his début at Bergamo in 1808 in Mayr's Elisa. He then completed his studies in Naples with Viganoni and Gaetano Crivelli. For the next decade he sang florid tenor roles throughout Italy, appearing in Rossini's Tancredi, the first performance of Torvaldo e Dorliska (1815, Rome), L'inganno felice and La Cenerentola. Then his voice began to grow heavier, and he turned to a different repertory. In 1825 he made his Paris début at the Théâtre Italien in the title role of Rossini's Otello. During six seasons in Paris he sang in the first performances of Rossini's Il viaggio a Reims (1825), Halévy's Clari (1829) and Bertin's Fausto (1831). He sang from 1829 at the King's Theatre, taking part in the first London performances of Bellini's Il pirata (1830) and La straniera (1832). He created Pollione in Norma at La Scala (1831), and later sang the role in London, Venice, Bologna, Trieste and Sinigaglia (Senigallia). He appeared in many Donizetti operas, including Fausta, Anna Bolena, Parisina, Belisario, Lucia di Lammermoor and Roberto Devereux. Two of the greatest successes of his later career were as Masaniello in Auber's La muette de Portici and the title role in Mercadante's Il bravo. He retired in 1844." Elizabeth Forbes in Grove Music Online.. 2 pp. Folio (ca. 260 x 205 mm). Dated Paris, October 6, 1827. In black ink on ivory paper. In Italian (with translation). Donzelli makes arrangements to pay off his father's debt. He also includes intriguing details about a legal matter involving the well-known impresario Domenico Barbaja and Giaochino Rossini. He sends regards to his correspondent's family, and notes that his wife, Jovina, will be giving birth soon. "As far as my father, I want you, as I have told you, to charge all the payments to him... You know very well that in Bergamo one can live comfortably on 4 lire a day. But no, he is not happy, he wants to be a nuisance to everybody; what annoys me most is that that includes you; I have gotten used to it... I am of the opinion that by giving up 40 lire a month and living economically in Milan with my mother-in-law, he can pay off his debts. I must also forewarn you that he cannot set foot in my mother-in-law's house until everything is settled, so that my mother-in-law can be sure that none of my father's creditors will come and bother him when he is with the family... " "Our theater here has been let to a British company for 60 thousand a year. Barbaja was able to get much more; it's been a good deal for him, but he will regret it... I can assure you that Barbaja owes everything to Rossini, and to me if this sum counts, because the handwriting is so bad that all the lawyers are saying it did not happen that it was at most one quarter; that stays between us. The lawsuit he brought in Naples would be zero with everything that will have to be paid... Our theater will be open only 8 months of the year, and the other 4, they will be in London; a good arrangement in the interest of the impresario. Barbaja had to do anything to make money." Creased and slightly soiled at folds; several small holes from oxidation of ink, affecting several letters; occasional light show-through, not affecting text.

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        Neueste geographisch-statistisch-naturhistorische Beschreibung des Königreichs Spanien, und dessen Besitzungen in Süd- und Nordamerika und andern Welttheilen nebst Schilderung der Sitten und Gebräuche ihrer Einwohner. DABEI: 2. Neueste. Beschreibung d

      Wien, Gerold, 1808. - circa 19,2x 10,8 cm. Titel, IV SS., 1 Bl., 139 SS., 1 grosse, gefaltete, kolorierte Karte - 4 Bll., 120 SS.; 2 Bll., VIII SS., 1 Bl., 112 SS., 1 gef. kolor. Karte Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung Sammelband mit allen drei Beschreibungen von Spanien, Portugal und deren überseeischen Besitzungen - selten komplett zu finden. Die Karten zeigen die iberische Halbinsel sowie Nordamerika mit Südamerika. Der dritte Teil beschreibt neben den amerikanischen - Etwas gebräunt, die Karten etwas knttrig und angestaubt. Einband berieben, Rücken restauriert (mit Leinen unterlegt, alter Rücken wieder aufgezogen). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plantes de la France. 4 Bände.Mit 400 farbig gedruckten Punktierkupfern (eigentlich 399 - es fehlt die Tafel \'Saponaire officinale\' in Bd. 4 (dafür ist Taf.‘ Chambreule commune‘ doppelt vorhanden, zus. 400 Tafeln).

      Paris, chez l\'auteur, 1808-09.. Ausgabe auf großformatigem Velinpapier 4°. Grünlich eingefärbte Halb-Pergamentbände um 1900 (leicht berieben, etwas verblasst). Erste Ausgabe des Grundwerks, laut Stafleu-C. in nur 400 Exemplaren gedruckt.Erst 1819-22 erschienen weitere Bände). - Nissen, BBI 989; Stafleu-C. 3306; Dunthorne 159; de Belder 184. Wichtiges Referenzwerk der Botanik von Frankreich mit herrlichen Kupferstichen nebst Beschreibung der Herkunft, Gebrauch der Pflanzen. Unbeschnitten, teilw. etwas stockfleckig oder etwas Druckabklatsch. Textbl. \'Digitale a petites fleurs\' in Bd. 2 lose. 3 Taf. in Bd. 1 und je 1 in den Bdn. 2 und 3 verbunden.Taf. \'Tabac\' mit längerem reparierten Randeinriß, insgesamt schönes und dekoratives Exemplar. u l Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Eine Montasschrift der neuesten und merkwürdigsten Weltbegebenheiten. Hrsg. von Hofgrath Mahlmann, bzw. Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier. Jahrgang 1808.

      Leipzig (Georg Voß), 1808. Heft 1 - 17, 36 - 52 und 70 - 234 in 1 Bd. Gr. 8°. ca 1500 S. mit zwei ganzseitigen Kupfertafeln. Pb der Zeit. Einband teils abgeblättert, Kanten bestoßen, Rücken angeplatzt, innen Papier altersbedingt gebräunt, aber insgesamt ordentlich. Höchst seltenes Periodikum mit der legendäre Tafel von Degen`s Flug - Maschine. Jakob Degen, Mechaniker; geb. 17. Nov. 1756 im Schweizercanton Basel. Noch nicht 10 Jahre alt kam er nach Wien mit seinem Vater, welcher bei der von einem andern Schweizer, Namens Kännel, kürzlich (1764) in dem benachbarten Orte Penzing errichteten Seidenbandfabrik eine Werkmeisterstelle erhielt. Neun Jahre lang beschäftigte sich hier auch der junge D. mit Bandweben, endlich aber bestimmte eine lebhafte Neigung für die Mechanik ihn zur Erlernung der Uhrmacherei, womit er vier Jahre zubrachte. Nachdem er ferner über 10 Jahre als Uhrmachergehülfe gearbeitet, erwarb er 1793 das Meisterrecht. Sein über die Grenzen des Gewerbes hinausschweifendes Denken haftete schon längere Zeit an dem Projecte, eine zum Fliegen geeignete Maschine zu verfertigen. Im J. 1808 glaubte er das Ziel erreicht zu haben, und wirklich machte er zu jener Zeit mit seiner Flugmaschine kleine öffentliche Versuche, welche von Enthusiasten für Erfolg versprechend angesehen wurden, jedoch den Beweis lieferten, daß der aus zwei großen Flügeln bestehende Apparat allein nicht hinreichte, den mit Anstrengung arbeitenden Künstler zu erheben. Zur Unterstützung bediente sich deshalb D. zuerst eines Gegengewichts von 75 Pfund und stieg so am 18. April 1808 in der kaiserlichen Reitschule mittelst 34 Flügelschlägen 50 Fuß hoch. Für das Aufsteigen im Freien nahm er einen Luftballon zu Hülfe, und auf diesem Wege erreichte er bei zwei Vorstellungen auf dem Feuerwerksplatze im Wiener Prater (am 13. und 15. November 1808) Höhen von 240 und 630 Fuß. Als ein großes Hinderniß gegen beliebige Lenkung des Fluges zeigte sich jedesmal der Wind. Vorzüglich aus diesem Grunde erntete der Künstler im J. 1813 zu Paris mit seinen Flugversuchen nur Mißlingen und selbst Spott. Einen befriedigenden Wirkungskreis fand er später als Werkmeister bei der Nationalbank in Wien, welche Stelle er noch 1834 einnahm. Auch in dieser Periode wurden aber die Flugversuche nicht ganz aufgegeben und namentlich im Garten zu Schönbrunn erneuert, jedoch ohne bessern Erfolg. Der erfinderische Mann, der sein Leben einer beharrlich festgehaltenen Idee gewidmet hatte, starb zuletzt in Dürftigkeit und Verschollenheit auf dem Lande in der Nähe von Wien; Ort und Zeitpunkt seines Todes sind unermittelt Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        The Grave. A Poem.

      - London: Bensley for Cromek, 1808. 4to, xiv, 36, (4) pp. With a portrait frontispiece after Phillips, etched title-page, and 11 plates engraved by Luigi Schiavonetti after Blake's designs. Modern black half calf lettered in gilt, a supern copy entirely untrimmed, retaining the deckled edges and thus the imprint "subscriber's copy" on the title-page First quarto edition, of considerable rarity entirely untrimmed. Bentley, Blake Books, 435B. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MEMORIE DELLA FAMIGLIA CYBO E DELLE MONETE DI MASSA DI LUNIGIANA.

      Ranieri Prosperi, Pisa 1808 - Prima edizione. Opera dedicata a Elisa Baciocchi, principessa di Lucca e di Piombino. Cm.28,7x21. Pg.(4), 242, (2). Legatura moderna in mz.pelle con piatti marmorizzati. Titoli e fregi in oro al dorso. La coperta originale, muta, è conservata al'interno. Esemplare in barbe. In fine 14 tavole numismatiche, due in doppia suita, in 12 planches. L'Opera è divisa in due parti: nella prima si contiene la storia della famiglia Cybo di Massa, dalle origini fino al XVIII secolo, con ricchissimo apparato di "Annotazioni" di storia lunigianese; la seconda analizza la numismatica e la monetazione del territorio. Dopo essersi dedicato alla poesia in gioventù, Giorgio Viani (La Spezia, 1762 - Pisa 1816) iniziò l'attività di storico dedicandosi, grazie ad approfonditi studi archivistici, alla ricerca diplomatica e numismatica medioevale. Aveva progettato un secondo volume del presente testo, ma la morte lo colse, e l'elenco dei documenti da lui rintracciati per questo scopo venne in seguito dato alle stampe da Sebastiano Ciampi. > Lozzi, I, 2555, spiega "Comincia con una epigrafe dedicatoria dell'Autore ad Elisa sorella di Napoleone I. Il titolo da noi sopra riferito è posto, secondo l'uso antico, a capo della seconda carta.". 950 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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, - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        â€œDeath’s Door”: in The Grave

      Single plate. London: Cadell and Davis [sic], 1808. Single plate, etching on wove unwatermarked paper, margins slightly soiled and worn, image clean. From the first 4to edition, this is one of the most powerful plates in the series. Bentley, Blake Books, 435 B.

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        â??The Reunion of the Soul and Bodyâ?: in The Grave.

      Single plate. London: Cadell and Davies, 1808. Single plate, etching on wove unwatermarked paper, margins slightly soiled and worn, image clean. From the first 4to edition. Bentley, Blake Books, 435 A.

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        Fontana / Caronni : Lezioni elementari di numismatica antica dell' abbate eckhel + Manuale doctrinae numorum veterum a celeberr. Eckhelio editae a d. Felice Caronno, cl. r. s. Pauli in compendium redactae reverendissimo p. d. Francisco Fontana ( Mit den Kupfertafeln )

      Roma : apud Franciscum Bourlié, 1808 - VIII , 144 + VIII , 82 Seiten, 6 Kupferfalttafeln Lateinisch - Italienisch ! Halblederband der Zeit, kleiner Stempel, kleiner Biblioeinkleber, wenige Einträge, die ersten 3 Seiten leicht alterschmutzig sonst ordentlich, die Faltkupfer sind vollständig vorhanden. B20 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        â€œWilliam Blake”: frontispiece portrait in The Grave

      Single plate. London: Cadell and Davies, 1808. Single plate, etching on wove unwatermarked paper, margins slightly soiled and worn at corners, image clean. From the first 4to edition. Bentley, Blake Books, 435 A.

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        Mariahilferkirche mit der Mariahilferstraße im 6. Wiener Gemeindbezirk Mariahilf (früher Laimgrube) ('Ansicht der Kirche und des Klosters Maria Hielf in der Vorstadt Leimgrube. - Veduta della Chiesa ed Convendt a Maria Hielf nel Forborgo detto Leimgrube. - Vué del' Eglise ed Couvent a Maria Hielf au Fauxbourg dit Leimgrube. - 3. - Prospect von Wien.').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Joseph Carmine in Augsburg, 1808-1828, 30 x 39,5 Nicht bei Nebehay-Wagner, Bibliographie Altösterreichischer Ansichtenwerke! - Seitz, Wolfgang; Die Augsburger Guckkasten-Verlage - Carmine, aus italienischer Familie stammed, war ursprünglich Graphikhändler in Prag. - 1788 gelang es ihm, das Augsburger Bürgerrecht zu erwerben. - Er ist bekannt durch seine mindestens 150 verlegten Guckkastenblätter. - Sehr seltenes Guckkastenblatt!

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        THE LAWS OF GRENADA, FROM THE YEAR 1763 TO THE YEAR 1805: WITH TABLES OF ALL THE STATUTES PASSED IN THAT PERIOD, AND OF ALL THE ORIGINALS YET REMAINING IN THE PUBLIC OFFICE: AND AN INDEX OF THE CONTENTS, COLLECTED AND ARRANGED. BY GEORGE SMITH, ESQUIRE

      London: H. Bryer, 1808. Quarto. Antique-style half calf and marbled boards, leather label. Old discreet library stamps on fly leaf and titlepage. Extensive contemporary ink annotations throughout, covering much of titlepage and first text leaf. Lightly tanned. Elses very good. The laws of the English island colony of Grenada for the latter part of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century, as collected by George Smith, the Chief Justice of the island at the time of publication. Heavily annotated throughout, primarily in one hand, providing notes and commentary, as well as manuscript copies of later statutes. SABIN 28755. OCLC 19831220.

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        Observations on the Western Parts of England, Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty; To which are Added, A Few Remarks on the Picturesque Beauties of the Isle of Wight

      [by Strahan and Preston] for T. Cadell and W. Davies, London 1808 - 18 tinted aquatint plates, with tissue guards. 8vo. [226 x 140 x 30 mm]. xvi, 359 pp. Contemporary binding by T. Wickham of Maidstone (with his printed label inside the front cover) of half green calf, marbled paper sides, smooth spine divided into six panels by four gilt fillets and a foliate pallet used twice, lettered in the second panel on a red goatskin label, the other panels with a large central medallion, marbled endleaves, sprinkled edges. (Slightly rubbed and with a patch of paper worn away on the front cover). First published in 1798. A few spots, but a very good copy. On the front endleaf is a pencil note: "1 vol. Book 1.5.0. Binding -6-", with a total "1.11.0". The volume has a pink binder's label, which reads "T. Wickham. Bookseller & Binder. Week Street, Maidstone. Magazines, Reviews &c". Thomas Wickham is recorded in Ramsden, Bookbinders of the United Kingdom (Outside London) 1780-1840, p.173. There was a binding with his label in the Munby Collection, on a book of 1810, but with the date 1814 on the spine. Another, on a book of 1812, is no.74 in Spawn and Kinsella, Ticketed Bookbindings from Nineteenth Century Britain.

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        Three Essays - On Picturesque Beauty ; on Picturesque Travel ; and on Sketching Landscape. With a Poem on Landscape Painting. To these are now added two Essays, giving an account of the Principlesand Mode in which the author executed his own drawings.

      

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        Zug der verbündeten Europäer und Asiaten nach Ostindien. Mit einer Charte.

      Leipzig und Gera : Heinsius, 1808. VIII, 160 S. : Kt. 19 x 11,5 cm. Einfache Broschur. Kl. Stempel auf Titel. Seiten stockfleckig. Ränder unregelmäßig. Äußerst seltene Schrift von J.A. Bergk, der häufig anonym, unter seinen Namen oder auch u. den Namen Hainichen und Jul. Frey veröffentlichte. - Die Faltkarte mißt ca. 38 x 41 cm (äußere Ränder), rechter Rand lichtrandig, lt. stockfleckig. Kartusche: Charte zu einer Expedition zu Lande nach Ostindien. Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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        Fontana / Caronni : Lezioni elementari di numismatica antica dell\' abbate eckhel + Manuale doctrinae numorum veterum a celeberr. Eckhelio editae a d. Felice Caronno, cl. r. s. Pauli in compendium redactae reverendissimo p. d. Francisco Fontana ( Mit den Kupfertafeln )

      Roma : apud Franciscum Bourlié, 1808. VIII , 144 + VIII , 82 Seiten, 6 Kupferfalttafeln 8° , Ledereinband Lateinisch - Italienisch ! Halblederband der Zeit, kleiner Stempel, kleiner Biblioeinkleber, wenige Einträge, die ersten 3 Seiten leicht alterschmutzig sonst ordentlich, die Faltkupfer sind vollständig vorhanden. B20 Versand D: 5,00 EUR Antike, Numismatik

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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

      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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        Geschichte Schlesiens. Hier 3 Bände in einem Buch komplett ! Band 1. Welcher die Geschichte von den ältesten Zeiten bis 1526 begreift. / 2. welcher die Geschichte von 1526 bis 1740 begreift. / 3. welcher die Geschichte von 1740 bis auf unsere Zeiten enthält.

      Breslau, Stadt- und Univ.-Buchhdl. Graß und Barth um, 1808. 4°, zusammen 888 Seiten mit zusammen 18 ganzseitigen Kupfern komplett ! betitelter Original-Halbledereinband mit Goldprg. - Rücken mit einr. sonst schöner Zustand - ca. 1808, 1809 und 1810. z452 Versand D: 6,00 EUR Landeskunde, Deutsche Ostgebiete, Schlesien

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