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        Autograph letter signed "H. Berlioz," in all likelihood to the French composer and music theorist Antoine Elwart

      "[Berlioz] stands as the leading musician of his age in a country?France?whose principal artistic endeavour was then literary, and in an art?music?whose principal pioneers were then German. In many senses the Romantic movement found its fullest embodiment in him, yet he had deep Classical roots and stood apart from many manifestations of that movement. His life presents the archetypal tragic struggle of new ideas for acceptance, to which he gave his full exertions as composer, critic and conductor. And though there were many who perceived greatness in his music from the beginning, his genius only came to full recognition in the 20th century." Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online. Elwart's (1808-1877) "compositions include operas, masses and many other sacred works, oratorios, songs and instrumental music, but he is better known for his writings. His numerous theoretical treatises were widely used and, though lacking originality, reveal careful thought." M.C. Carr in Grove Music Online.. 1 page. Octavo (ca. 186 x 125 mm). Dated "Wednesday evening." In black ink on dark ivory paper. In French (with translation). With original autograph envelope, ca. 106 x 135 mm., with Elwart's Paris address in black ink. Berlioz asks "My Dear Elwart" to send him "the membership list of our quoits club [société du disque], together with the address of each member" as soon as possible. He will send Elwart tickets for his "next important concert." Somewhat browned; creased at folds; remnants of former mount to upper margin of blank verso; envelope worn, soiled, and creased.

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        An Inquiry into Certain Vulgar Opinions concerning The Catholic Inhabitants and The Antiquities of Ireland + Sketches of History, Politics and Manners taken in Dublin and The North of Ireland in the Autumn of 1810

      Keating, Brown & Co.; Craddock and W. Joy, London 1808 - An Inquiry . [xi] pp 277 incl. Appendix containing 2 letters addressed to a Catholic merchant of Waterford, Additional Notes, Errata. Sketches of History . 294 pp. Two titles bound together in full calf binding with gilt ruling to borders & decorative gilt tooling to spine. Both first editions, published 1808 and 1811 respectively. Gilt titles 'Ireland' to red morocco label on spine. Gilt armorial stamp to upper spine for the library of HOARE, Richard Colt, Sir, 2nd Baronet of Barn Elms (1758-1838). Marbled epps, marbled edges. Lightest scuffing to covers, scattered light foxing throughout. Small neat number 55 in ink to verso ffep. A lovely tight copy of these scarce titles. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        \"Marie Feodorowna, Impératrice de toutes les Russies\". Brustfigur mit Blick nach viertelrechts in Oval, unten mit Schriftsockel. Kupferstich von Ignaz Sebastian Klauber nach G. Kügelen.

      Petersburg und Augsburg, im Selbstverlag, 1808. Format (Platte): 450 x 322 mm. Reine Bildgröße: 362 x 258 mm. Blattgröße: 485 x 345 mm.*Porträt der Zarin Maria Feodorowna, geb. Prinzessin Sophie Dorothee von Württemberg (1759-1828), in schwarzem Trauerkleid, Betitelung russisch und französisch. Sophie Dorothee wurde 1772 im Alter von 17 Jahren an den 5 Jahre älteren russischen Thronfolger Paul I verheiratet. Trotz des schwierigen Charakters von Paul I war die Ehe anfangs glücklich. Aus der Ehe gingen 4 Söhne (u.a. Zar Aexander und Zar Nikolaus) hervor sowie 6 Mädchen. Ihr Ehemann Kaiser Paul I wurde 1801 bei einer Palastrevolte ermordet, das vorliegende Bildnis zeigt die Kaiserin als Witwe nach dem 1801 entstandenen Gemälde von Kügelen. - Der Kupferstecher I.S. Klauber (1753-1817) war in Augsburg geboren. Seine Ausbildung als Kupferstecher erhielt er in Rom und zuletzt bei Wille in Paris, 1796 folgte er einem Ruf nach Petersburg, wo er Kupferstecher des Kaisers und Direktor der Akademie wurde. - Sehr seltenes Blatt (nicht bei Nagler und Le Blanc bekannt). - Die weißen Ränder leicht gebräunt, links oben ein kleiner hinterlegter Randeinriss bis in den weißen Plattenrand. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar in einem kräftigen, gratigen Abzug (Sammlung Denzel). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Porträt Portrait Russland Russia Herrscher Frauen

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        Albrecht Dürers Christlich-mythologische Handzeichnungen (=Randzeichnungen zu Kaiser Maximilians Gebetbuch)

      München 1808 - Tit., Porträt Dürers nach Federzeichnung, 1 Bl. Kaks. Vorrede (handschriftlich) u. 43 Tafeln in Schwarz, jeweils von J.N. Strixner auf Stein gebracht, die Tafeln im Stein signiert sowie Dürer Monogramm 1515. Folio, Hpgmt., Buntpapierbezug. Sauberes, wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Dussler 260 ff. Winkler, S. 12 u. 831 / 14, 16ff. Wagner, Senefelder, S. 82 ff. Weber I, 31ff. Aufsesse 290. - Das erste überhaupt komplett lithographierte Buch mit Tafel 21, die bei späteren Exemplaren dieser Auflage meist fehlt und durch eine Kopie von Struntz ersetzt wurde. - Weber: „Im Jahre 1807 wurde Johann Nepomuk Strixner (1782-1855) beauftragt, Dürers Randzeichnungen aus dem Gebetsbuch Kaiser Maximilian I. Nachzuzeichnen und zu lithographieren. Unter Aufsicht und Mitarbeit von Senefelder wurden 1808 insgesamt 43 der berühmten Illustrationen erstmals in der Geschichte der Kunst nachgedruckt Goethe war damit für die Sache des Steindrucks gewonnen .“ Die weitere Reproduktion von älteren Vorlagen über den Steindruck war eingeleitet und eine Haupttätigkeit von Senefelders lithographischer Anstalt festgelegt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fowling, A Poem (In Five Books) Descriptive of Grouse, Partridge, Pheasant, Woodcock, Duck, and Snipe Shooting

      London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies 1808. First edition. (vi), 150, (2) pp. Full green morocco. Raised bands to spine with decorative gilt panels. Gilt turn-ins with maroon paper endpapers. Top edge gilt. Bound by Wallis. Edges untrimmed. Extra illustrated with seven hand-coloured engravings. Two-page publisher's list at rear. Some offsetting from engravings. An attractive copy in Fine condition. . Fine. Half Morocco. First Edition. 1808. 8vo..

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        L'Épicurien français, ou les diners du Caveau moderne. Troisième année. Premier au Quatrième Trimestre de 1808

      Paris: Capelle and Renaud, 1808. Twelve monthly issues in four volumes, duodecimos, 306, 288, 270, & 288 pages. Each volume with an engraved frontispiece. First editions. A year-long excerpt from the second of Grimod's two grand gastronomic almanacs, which together essentially form the beginning of culinary journalism and contain the first restaurant reviews. Near fine in period brown calf, with gilt-decorated spines. [Oberlé 134; Vicaire 467; not in Bitting, Horn, or Simon].

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        Three addresses,

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

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        Sixty Studies from Nature in Cumberland Westmorland and Lancashire]

      Ambleside: W. Green -1810 1808 - 12 (of 60) soft ground etched plates each 53 x 73 cm. Bound in contemporary boards, manuscript title lable to upper cover "Green's Views of the Lakes. Vol 1" The first twelve plates from this series comprising 1. Coniston Water Drawn and engraved by William Green and published at Ambleside June 24th 1810 2. Wast Water Drawn and engraved by William Green and published at Ambleside June 24th 1808 3. Yewdale near Coniston Drawn and engraved by William Green and published at Ambleside June 24th 1810 4. Helvelly from the foot of Leathes Water Drawn and engraved by William Green and published at Ambleside Aug 1st, 1809 5. Islands on Derwent Water from Castlerigg Drawn and engraved by William Green and published at Ambleside June 24th 1810 6. Derwent water from Crow Park Drawn and engraved by William Green and published at Ambleside June 24th 1810 7.Falcon Crag on Derwent Water Drawn and engraved by William Green and published at Ambleside June 24th 1810 8. Bowder Stone Drawn and engraved by William Green and published at Ambleside June 24th 1808 (short marginal tear) 9. Langdale Pikes from Oak How Drawn and engraved by William Green and published at Ambleside Aug 1st, 1809 10. Langdale Head Drawn and engraved by William Green and published at Ambleside Aug 1st, 1809 11. Dove Crag in Hartshope Drawn and engraved by William Green and published at Ambleside June 24th 1808 12. Gimmer Crag in Langdale Drawn and engraved by William Green and published at Ambleside Aug 1st, 1809 William Green (1760–1823) was an English artist, poet, writer, and landscape painter, from 1800 living in Ambleside and with a studio in Keswick In 1819 he completed his major work The Tourist's New Guide to the Lake District. By 1820 his constitution was weakened by constant exposure to the elements. He died in April 1823 and was buried at Grasmere. His friend Wordsworth wrote his epitaph. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuel des Amphitryons; contenat Un Traité de la Dissection des viandes à table, la Nomenclature des Menus le plus nouveaux pour chaque saison, et des Elémens de Politesse gourmande. Ouvrage indispensable à tous ceux qui sont jaloux de faire bonne chère, et de la faire faire aux autres; Orné d'un grand nombre de Planches gravées en taille-douce. Par l'Auteur de l'Almanach des Gourmands.

      Capelle et Renard, Paris 1808 - Paris, Capelle et Renard, 1808. 8°. 384 S. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz und 16 gestoch. Tafeln. Neuer Ldr.-Bd. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. - Première partie. Traité de la Dissection des Viandes. - Seconde partie. Des Menus. - Troisième partie. Elémens de Politesse Gourmande. - Ledereinband der Zeit (beide Deckel und Fragment des Rückens) beiliegend. - (Vortitelblatt mit sauber unterlegten Fehlstellen, ohne Textverlust. S. 5/6 mit sauber geklebten Einriss. 3 Tafeln um 180 Grad falsch eingebunden. Nur wenige Flecken). Sprache: Französisch Neuer Ldr.-Bd. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of John Dryden. Now first collected in Eighteen Volumes. Illustrated with Notes, historical, critical, and explanatory, and a Life of the Author by Walter Scott, Esq.

      Miller London Eighteen Volumes. First Scott Edition 1808 - Octavo; frontispiece vol one. Large folding plate in Vol 6. All half titles present.except vol thirteen. Fine contemporary binding of full calf, greek key border to boards, the spine with raised bands, gilt lettering and motifs in compartments. Few joints sl rubbed, occasional blemish and worn patch to some boards, some corners and edge sl worn, occasional spots but this is a G-VG set of this monumental work in the annals of English literature, Scott's informative notes providing an illuminating aspect to Dryden and his times. This is the Earl of Ormonde & Ossory's copy, with his armorial bookplate to each volume. Most volumes have this bookplate supplanted with that of one C.H.Butler Clarke of Ulcombe. The Earl was an Irish Peer and friend of the future King William IV. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Descent of Man into the Vale of Death": in The Grave.

      - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Insecta Svecica descripta. I:1-3.

      1808 - Skara, F. J. Leverentz, 1808-13. 8:o. VIII,(4),572 + XIX,(1),660 + (4),730,(2) pp.Three volumes uncut and unopened in near contemporary half calf with sparingly gilt spines. Spines faded and somewhat dry. Occasional damp- and soilstains in outer margins. Tear in lower margin on p. 499 in part I and old repair on p. 529 in volume I:3, also in lower margin. Bookplate. From Ericsberg Castle in Sweden.A fourth part (tomus I, pars 4) was printed in Leipzig in 1827. The work was rewarded with a gold medal by the Swedish Academy of Sciences. Leonard Gyllenhaal (1752-1840) studied briefly at Uppsala University where he seems to have received tuition by Linnaeus, among others. However, family tradition steered him towards the safety of a military career which ended with his retirement as a major in 1799. He was now able to concentrate on his life as a gentleman farmer on the family estate Höberg in Västergötland and his great entomological work on Swedish beetles. The printing of "Insecta Svecica", in which a total of 2190 different beetles are described, was payed for by Gyllenhaal himself and consumed a large part of his fortune. The result became a pioneer work in its field, with a level of details in the decriptions which were unsurpassed at the time. Gyllenhaal also introduced new methods for determining insect species and new foundations for the classification of beetles. And yes, he is also the forefather of two not entirely unknown Hollywood actors. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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      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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        Supplément au Recueil des Lettres de M. de Voltaire (1720-1778). 2 volumes.

      A Paris, chez Xhrouet - Déterville - Petit 1808 - T1° 1720-1764. T2° 1764-1778. Tomes 71 et 72 des oeuvres de Voltaire, publiés après la Révolution et destinés à être ajoutés à l'Édition de Kehl. A Paris, chez Xhrouet - Déterville - Petit - 1808 - xiv, 399 et 384 pages. Très belle reliure plein maroquin rouge au grain allongé de l'époque. Dos finement orné et doré avec double tomaison. Tranches dorées. Large dentelle dorée encadrant les plats et plus fine sur les contreplats. Roulette sur les coupes et les chasses. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-4°(26x17). [Attributes: 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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