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        â€œThe Reunion of the Soul and Body”: 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.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Versandhandel Rosemarie Wassmann]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB]
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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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        PANDETTE FRANCESI ossia raccolta compiuta di tutte le leggi in vigore, che contiene i Codici Civile, Criminale, Giudiciario, di Commercio, di Marina ecc.

      - Napoli, 1808-12, volumi 28, in-16, belle legaturine in piena pergamena con nervetti, doppi cartelli bicolori, con scritte oro sui dorsi, nastrini e tagli spruzzati. Piatti con fregi a secco a nastri intrecciati al centro. Bell'esemplare. [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. - 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 Dienstags und Freitags Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 5000 4°. Grünlich eingefärbte Halb-Pergamentbände um 1900 (leicht berieben, etwas verblasst). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A PRESENT FOR A LITTLE GIRL. A PRESENT FOR A LITTLE BOY. INSTRUCTIVE HINTS, IN EASY LESSONS FOR CHILDREN.

      London, printed by and for Darton and Harvey, Gracechurch Street, 1808.. 3 works bound in one, No.1 complete, No.2 lacking 4 leaves, and No.3 lacking 1 leaf. A PRESENT FOR A LITTLE GIRL, early reprint 1808, 12mo, 150 x 88 mm, 5 7/8 x 3 3/8 inches, (52) pages, final 1½ pages contain adverts. Engraved title page vignette of mother reading to little girl under tree, little boy pointing to nest of baby birds, 3 full page engravings and 24 delightful half page, some of children at play, some of naughty children. A series of little essays and verses on many topics, some instructive, some extolling virtue. This edition reprints the text of the 1806 edition but most of the engravings have been redrawn. A few are dated 1806 or 1808. Lacks original covers, rebound in modern red half calf with patterned sides, raised bands, no lettering or label, inner hinges strengthened with binder's linen tape. Title page slightly dusty and with 4 tiny ink marks, faint name and date 1816 in margin, tip of upper corner missing on title and following leaf, occasional pale fingermarks to contents, short closed tear to text on 1 page, neatly repaired, no loss, some margins trimmed close, no loss of text. A good plus copy. First published in 1797 with different illustrations. The Dartons, G227(9); Oppenheimer 2090; National Book League 522a; Osborne I,114 (1806 edition). Bound with A PRESENT FOR A LITTLE BOY, London, Darton and Harvey, circa 1806-1808, several images dated 1806. 40 OF 48 PAGES, 4 LEAVES MISSING: TITLE LEAF, FIRST LEAF OF TEXT (A2) AND LAST 2 LEAVES (D5-D6). 22 of 25 engravings including 2 full page, 3 missing on missing leaves. A companion to the title above, first published in 1798. It consists of a series of anecdotes mainly about animals including one on a pig that was taught to read and spell. LACKING ORIGINAL WRAPS, light soiling throughout, 1 page torn across and expertly repaired, some margins trimmed, 1 page with loss of 2 letters, easily legible, another with old paper repair to small closed tear, no loss. An early previous owner has handwritten a title page and on verso the first page of text for the first story. A defective copy of a scarce book. The Dartons, G226(8); Oppenheimer 2087 (edition of 1805); Osborne II,703 (1804); National Book League No. 525 (1805). Also bound with INSTRUCTIVE HINTS IN EASY LESSONS FOR CHILDREN in 2 parts, (by Elizabeth Heyrick), London, Darton and Harvey, No. 55 Gracechurch Street, 1806. Pages: Part 1, 52 of 54 (lacking page 25/26); Part II, 48. Collation: A-B12 (-B1), C3, B2 signed A2; A-B12. Lacks 1 leaf of adverts at the end of Part I. Each title page has a different engraving, in Part II dated 1804, plus 22 charming half page engravings in each Part. Topics include reading, the production of paper and books; animals especially horses (the missing page deals with their cruel treatment), donkeys, dogs, sheep, whales, and their uses; bee-keeping (2 images); knitting and sewing; beauty of sunrise; kindness to animals; pleasures and use of swimming; tasks for a girl of 12; the virtues of cleanliness. Lacking original wraps. Part I: neat small signature and address on first title page, same name pencilled in 1 upper margin within, a few pages slightly dusty, occasional light soiling mainly to margins, A11 is missing lower inner corner with loss of 4 or 5 words on recto and verso, 5 ink squiggles in central margin of A11v, some margins slightly trimmed, no loss, B12 torn across and neatly mended, easily legible. Part II: the same signature on title page dated 1809, a little brown staining to text on A2r, no loss, some pages dusty and lightly soiled, all legible. A good plus copy of a scarce interesting children's book (lacking 1 leaf), first published in 1800. The Dartons, G459(5); a copy of Part I 1806 in the Opie Collection; a copy of Part II 1804 in the V. & A., Osborne I,124 lists only Part II of the 1806 edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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

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        Minne af von Linné, fader och son [Memoirs of Linnaeus, father and son]. I-II.

      1808 - Stockholm, H. A. Nordström, 1808. 8:o. Porträtt,(8),136 pp. + portrait,102,(10) pp. & 2 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf with gilt spine and glazed paper label. Yeloow edges. Spine slightly worn and with minor spotting. Portrait of Linnaeus the younger somewhat foxed and with small ink stain at bottom. Title somewhat browned and insert of volume I partly somewhat foxed in parts. Minor stain in the text on p. 5 in volume II and a small tear in outer margin on p. 49. Last two plates with insignificant discoloration. Bookplate of L. F. Rääf. Soulsby 2647. The two parts entitled "von Linné den äldre" and "von Linné den yngre", respectively. The first part reproduces the panegyric on Linnaeus which was held at the Växjö gymnasium in connection with the Linnaeus centenary. The second part begins with a memoir of Linnaeus the younger, followed by "Historiska upplysningar till Carl von Linné den äldres lefverne" [Historical information on the life of Linnaeus the elder]. The author was a Linnaean disciple, a friend of the family and had defended his doctor's thesis under the presidency of Linnaeus. The portrait of Linnaeus, engraved by Acrel after Krafft, has Linnaeus' coat of arms in the lower margin, made from a smaller plate. The last plate depicts four different Linnaeus medallions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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        \"Ehrenpforte den mit Ruhm aus dem Felde wiederkehrenden Königl: Baier: Truppen errichtet von der K:B. Stadt Augsburg bei dem Einzuge Derselben den 1. Januar 1808\". Die Truppen zu Fuß und zu Pferde ziehen durch einen mächtigen Triumphbogen (Aufschrift \"So ehrt Augusta die Helden des Vaterlands\"), gefeiert von zahlreichen Zuschauern, in die Stadt ein.

       Aquatinta in Braun von J.T. Hauer, 1808, 33,5 x 48 cm. Schefold 42391. - Rares Ereignisblatt, von der Hand mit Weiß gehöht! Gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt, Ränder verso hinterlegt. Guter Gesamtzustand! Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Schwaben

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        Taschenbuch für die Freunde des Christenthums. Auf das Jahr nach Christi Geburt 1808

      Nürnberg, Raw 1808 - 11,7 x 7,4 cm, Front., 162 S., Kt - Einband [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La topographie de Paris ou plan détaillé de la ville de Paris et de ses Faubourgs.

      chez l'Auteur, rue de Tournon,, A Paris, 1808 - Cm. 20,5, pp. vii (1) 104 + 22 tavole fuori testo a doppia pagina, fra cui frontespizio, "plan d'assemblage" e 20 tavole topografiche incise da Perrier. Legatura coeva in cartoncino colorato con dorso rinforzato. Esemplare con pochi segni d'uso esterni, genuino e stampato su carta forte. Opera dettagliatissima che fornisce una gran quantità di informazioni sull'ubicazione di vie, mercati, hotel, giardini, fontane. Interessante testimonianza topografica della Parigi pre-Haussman. Raro e ricercato.

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        The Morbid Anatomy of the Human Eye. Illustrated by coloured plates. Second edition.

      Second edition. The first book on the pathology of the eye, illustrated with some exquisite hand-coloured plates. This edition has three more plates than the first of 1808-18, but the text is unaltered, as there had been no additions to the knowledge of the subject in the intervening years.? ?Wardrop was the first to classify the various inflammations of the eye according to the structure attacked? (Chance, p. 72). Inspired by the pathological anatomy of Bichat, Wardrop?s topographical description of ocular disease earned him the title ?the first modern ophthalmologist? from Duke-Elder? (Becker).See G&M 5840; Becker catalogue 400; Gorin pp. 62 and 120; and Albert, Norton & Hurtes 2430.2 volumes, 8vo, 4 leaves, pp. (v)-xxxi, 175; (viii), 290, 1 leaf, and 18 fine stipple-engraved plates (16 hand-coloured). Half-titles. Original green cloth-backed boards, uncut edges. Some light foxing in vol. 2, corners slightly worn, otherwise a very good, clean set.

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        Natural history of birds, fish, insects and reptiles. Embellished with upwards of two hundred engravings. In six volumes (1808).

      London, Knight and Compton, 1808. - VII, 332; VII, 332; VIII, 320; VIII, 322; VII; 386 S. Das Exemplar in zwei unterschiedlichen Einbänden. Bände 1 bis 3: Neuere blaue Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln; Buchdeckel mit mehrfarbigen Marmorbezügen und Lederecken; marmorierter Buchschnitt. Bände 4 bis 6: Braune Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf rotem Rückenschild; Buchdeckel mit ebensolchen Marmorbezügen wie die Bände 1 bis 3, ebenfalls mit Lederecken; marmorierter Buchschnitt. Spezielles Werk des Naturforschers Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon (1707 - 1788) zur Naturgeschichte der Vögel, Fische, Insekten und Reptilien. Mit 50 ganzseitigen Kupferstich-Tafeln, die jeweils zwei Tierdarstellungen enthalten. Durch seine reich illustrierte Allgemeine Naturgeschichte (Histoire naturelle générale et particuli?re), von zu seinen Lebzeiten 36 Bände, nach seinem Tode weitere 8 Bände erschienen, erwarb sich Buffon internationale wissenschaftliche Anerkennung und avancierte zum einflußreichsten französischen Naturforscher des 18. Jahrhunderts. Bände 1 bis 3 in tadellosem Zustand. Bände 4 bis 6 etwas berieben, sonst gleichfalls gute Exemplare. Erste Seiten der Bände sowie wenige Innenseiten etwas fleckig bzw. gebräunt, Seiten sonst überwiegend sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. Alle Kupferstich-Tafeln vorhanden. In toto gutes Exemplar des seltenen, reich illustrierten Werkes. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Geschichte der Belagerung von Breslau, vom 6ten December 1806 bis zum 7ten Januar 1807. Ein Anhang zur topographischen Chronik von Breslau. Mit vier Kupfern.

      Breslau, Graß & Barth, 1808. Groß-8°. 23,5 cm. [3] Blatt, 200 Seiten. Einfacher Pappband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. Mit 4 Kupfern: kolorierter `Situations-Plan der Stadt Breslau und ihrer Environs`; kolorierter `Brand der Wutheschen Häuser den 18ten Nov. 1806`, `Detlef v. Lehstens Tod fürs Vaterland d. 16 Decbr. 1806` und `Es wird nicht capituliert! Es lebe der König`. Einband mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren, berieben, bestoßen. Innen gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition. With 4 copper engravings. Contemporary hardcover with stronger traces of use. Cover bumped, rubbed. Inside nearly fine condition. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Breslau / Wroclaw, Brassel; Militärgeschichte / military history; Schlesien / Silesia

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        THE TWO PRINCIPAL ARGUMENTS OF WILLIAM WIRT, ESQUIRE, ON THE TRIAL OF AARON BURR, FOR HIGH TREASON, AND ON THE MOTION TO COMMIT AARON BURR AND OTHERS, FOR TRIAL IN KENTUCKY

      Richmond, 1808. 16mo. Contemporary calf, leather label. Edges scuffed. Ownership signature on titlepage carelessly obliterated, but not egregious. Overall good and quite clean. A letter laid into this copy from legendary Americana dealer Ernest Wessen and dated 1959, states that he had never handled a copy of this work before the one at hand. Published the same year that Wirt, then future United States attorney general, was elected to the House of Delegates. His prestige was increased dramatically when he appeared for the prosecution of the case against Burr, prompting Jefferson to suggest Wirt seek a Congressional seat, which the latter declined. A rare Burr item. Streeter's copy contained a frontispiece portrait which is not always present, and is not present in this copy. HOWES W587. SABIN 104883. TOMPKINS 112. STREETER SALE 1693. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 16753.

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        Planches de l\'Iconographie Grecque. Planches de l\'Iconographie Romaine. 2 vols.

      Paris Didot l\'Aine, 1808, 1817. 59, 70 Gr.-Fol., Hardcover/Pappeinband Ex-Library. Vol. Greece: Good condition. Plates foxed, edges mildly fingerstained. . Cover damaged. Contains: planches: 1-39, 39*, 40-57, A, total of 59 plates. Vol. Rome: Satisfying condition. Cover damaged, plates loose. Some plates waterstained or creased. Edges disoloured, foxed, mildly fingerstained. Contains: planches 1-16, A, B, 17-19, 19*, 20, 24, 24*, 25-39, 39*, 40-63, 64A, 64B, total of 70 plates. Versand D: 3,99 EUR Griechenland Griechische Kunst Greece Greek Iconography Art Rom Rome Römische

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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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        Carte Générale de la Terre Napoléon

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

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        Faust I. Goethe`s Werke Achter Band (apart).

      Tübingen, Cotta, 1808 - 376 S. Einband berieben, bestoßen und mit etwas Verlust des Überzugspapiers. Innendeckel mit durchschlagenden Lederecken. Schnitt fleckig und angeschmutzt. Innen immer wieder etwas fleckig. Hinteres Vorsatz entfernt. Gelegentlich eselsohrig. Insgesamt recht guter Zustand. Enthält: Faust, Puppenspiel, Fastnachtspiel, Bahrt, Parabeln, Legende, Hans Sachs, Mieding, Künstlers Erdewallen, Künstlers Apotheose, Epilog zu Schillers Glocke, Die Geheimnisse. Hier vorliegend der Erstdruck des Faust I, des wohl bedeutentsten und meistzitierten Werks der deutschen Literatur. WG II, 66. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 19 x 12 cm, Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenschild [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq. With an Essay on His Life and Genius. A New Edition in Fourteen [14] Volumes

      J. Johnson; R. Nichols and Son; R. Baldwin; F. And C. Rivingon; Otridge and Son; W.J. And J. Richardson; R. Faulder and Son; et al, London 1808 - Fourteen volume set [complete], title pages dated 1808. Various works by the author best known for Tom Jones. Attractively bound in early to mid 19th century three quarter dark brown leather over marbled boards, spines lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt, marble endpaper, 6.5" tall. Frontis portrait in volume I. A sound and handsome set with rubbing to the edges, no spine chips, some tarnish to the gilt spines on a few volumes, sound text blocks (binding stitching showing at the title page of volume XI, but book is structurally sound), age-toned and lightly to moderately foxed pages throughout, no names or other markings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Viaggio nel basso ed alto Egitto. Illustrato dietro alle tracce e ai disegni del Sig. Denon.

      Giuseppe Tofani,, Firenze, 1808 - 2 voll. In folio (mm. 580 x 400), mezza pergamena coeva con titolo su tassello in oro al dorso e piatti marezzati. Vol I: pagg. XI, (1), 214, una bianca, con la dettagliata spiegazione delle tavole. II volume II: raccoglie 151 magnifiche tavole (molte con piu figure) incise quasi tutte in acquatinta a piena o doppia pag. numerate A-G e 1-144. Le tavole sono il risultato di un lavoro eseguito da un'equipe di artisti italiani quali: Angelo Volpini, Francesco Inghirami, Giovanni Battista Cecchi, Giovanni Pacini, Giuseppe Pera e Luigi Sabatelli, su disegni e schizzi originali del Denon stesso. Le tavole raffigurano vedute, piante, ritratti, carte geografiche, planimetrie, particolari archeologici, costumi popolari.Prima edizione italiana di questo celebre racconto del viaggio compiuto dall'autore, il barone Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1823), uomo politico e incisore francese, accompagnò Bonaparte in Egitto dove eseguì le illustrazioni di questa grande opera. (La prima, di Parigi, del 1802 è illustrata da 143 tavv.). Bell'esemplare con ampi margini su carta vergellata in barbe, solo lievi ossidazioni e tracce d'uso alla legatura. Note a lapis alla sguardia iniziale rimandano alla spiegazione della numerazione sempre a lapis, posta a lato delle tavv. che si riferisce all'edizione di Parigi del 1803. Dawson "Who was who in Egyptology", pag. 83: "He not only visited the Delta but travelled throughout Upper Egypt making a great collection of drawings and antiquities; he carried out his task of recording the Egyptian monuments very well, and also wrote an account of his journey. The "Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte" was issued in 1802 in 2 large fol. vols. and had a profound effect on European scholarship, running to several editions and being translated into English, German and Italian; Brunet II, 599 "ouvrage intéressant et d'une exécution soignée; il contient quelques notes et des augmentations qui sont dues à l'Abbé Fontana, alors bibliothécaire de la Ricardiana";Graesse II, 362:"ouvrage magnifique". L'A. il barone Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1823), uomo politico e incisore francese, accompagnò Bonaparte in Egitto dove eseguì le illustrazioni di questa grande opera.

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        ITINÉRAIRE DESCRIPTIF DE L'ESPAGNE, et Tableau élémentaire des différentes branches de l'administration et de l'industrie de ce royaume. (Cinq volumes avec les 29 cartes).

      chez H. Nicolle et Lenormant, Paris 1808 - Cinq volumes in-8, (4), CLX, 386, (2)pp., (4), 247, (2), 274pp., (4), 511, (1)pp., (4), 515, (1)pp. et (4), 498, (2), XXXVIII (table générale). Reliure de l'époque, demi-basane à petits coins d'époque, dos lisse orné de pièces de titre et de tomaison, motifs, caissons à fer dorés, tranches jaunes. (les dos et une coupe sont frottés, petit manque à deux coiffes, un dos très épidermé, plusieurs feuillets et quelques cartes uniformément et faiblement brunis, pâles et éparses rousseurs, fente à un feuillet sans manque, erreur de numérotation aux feuillets de la table du tome deuxième). Première édition comprenant un tableau dépliant et plusieurs tableaux dans le texte ainsi que 29 cartes redigées par Lartigue et gravées par Vicq (dont certaines dépliantes). Les cartes sont en bon état et ont été insérées dans les volumes : Tome I : 12 cartes; Tome II : 13 cartes; Tome III : 4 cartes. Les cartes sont en bon état. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Description de quelques solides semi-réguliers, appelés les corps d'Archimède [dans Tables de tous les diviseurs des nombres, calculées depuis un jusqu'à cent deux mille]

      1808 - de (4), frontispice, 39, (1), Paris, Courcier, 1808, in-8, de (4), frontispice, 39, (1), CCXVII, (4) pages, 4 tableaux repliés et 2 planches, cartonnage vert de l'époque, Bon exemplaire de ce rare ouvrage, dont l’intérêt principal réside dans son appendice finale : une précoce étude sur les polyèdres semi-régulier d'Archimède et Képler. Exemplaire de présentation, habillé d'une reliure de présentation avec un envoi "de la part de l'auteur" imprimé sur le premier plat. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Australia, Pacific - Mortier, Covens &Zn., 1808.

      RARE CHART OF THE WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN "Carte Generale de la Polijnesie Australe ou des Iles Eparses de la Mer Pacifique... ". Copper engraving published in Amsterdam by Mortier, Covens & Zn. in 1808. Original hand colouring. Size: 44,5 x 60 cm.This map shows most of East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, and the south Pacific islands. Based on Johann Matthias Christoph Reinecke`s 1801 map of the region, which was the first German map to depict Tasmania as a separate island. There are few changes with the Mortier, Covens & sons edition, with the exception of the translation of many place names into French and Dutch.Australia is divided with the western portion named Nouvelle Hollande (New Holland) and the eastern portion named Nouveau Galles Meridionale ou Sijdnij Cove (New South Wales or Sydney Cove). Numerous place names fill the coasts of Australia, which is depicted with a hypothetical coastline stretching from Western Port to St. Peters Island. Dozens of tiny islands in the Pacific are named, including Hawaii (Iles Sandwich), which appears adjacent to the title cartouche. Several areas still show very early cartography, including Korea shown in a trapezoidal shape, and New Guinea with an elongated shape and a hypothetical northeastern coastline. Engraved by Willem Cornelius van Baarsel, who was only 17 at the time of publication.Price: € 1.350,-.

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        RYAKU GA EN: SIMPLE DRAWINGS BY KEISAI.

      [Edo 1808, Suharaya]. Orange stitched wrs., very good, minor. cover soil, contents clean, 18 x 26 cm., 30 double-folded. leaves = 60p. in all, 2 are text pages, 56 pages color wood-. block printed illustrations.COMPLETE IN 1 VOL. FIRST EDITION. A lovely book with a large number of color drawings and sketches. These lovely caricature drawings reflect the daily life of the Japanese engaged in all sorts of activities. Reminiscent of the Hokusai MANGA. Consisting of a large number of vivid and humorous sketches of Japanese life in the early 19th century. A delightful work ! Illustrated in tender pastel colors. * EDITION: This is the very rare and obscure true FIRST EDITION, published per the colophon in the back as Bunka 5th year [1808] edition. Except for Dawes [see below], all of the other references below list this title as the 1823 date, a posthumous edition. . There seems to be a bit of a controversy regarding the actual title. While the front cover clearly shows the title to be RYAKU GA EN, other bibliographers cite an alternate titles KEISAI RYAKU GA EN, et al. per below references. It is one in the same book, but the later 1823 edition may use a variant title, causing confusion. *** REFERENCES: * L. Dawes: CATALOGUE OF JAPANESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS,p.100 cites this exact 1808 edition, see 2nd from top entry. * C. Mitchell: THE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF THE NANGA, MARUYAMA, SHIJO AND OTHER RELATED SCHOOLS OF JAPAN: A Bibliography: p.453, 2nd entry from the top, cites artist's name as Kuwagata Keisai, an alternate "studio name" for Keisai. * K. Toda: THE RYERSON COLLECTION OF JAPANESE AND CHNESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS: p.215 with title Keisai Ryakuga-en, see illustrations on pl210-213. * Harley H. Bartlett & Hide Shohara: JAPANESE BOTANY DURING THE PERIOD OF WOOD-BLOCK PRINTING: p.174, exhibit 58,illustrated as figure 48. He does not cite any date. Our copy does not have the same illustration as figure 48, so we believe that Bartlett was citing the later edition of the book. * Hayashi 1654 * Javal [I] 145 with title Keisai Ryakuga * Odin 118 with title Keisai Ryakuga * Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS p.75 does solve this mystery by noting that one of Keisai's studio names is also Kitao Masayoshi, as per Chibbett. Keisai 1764-1824, was a pupil of Kitao Shigemasa a famous natural history painter of birds, flowers & animals. A skilful painter in the Kano style, who later retired to become a Buddhist monk. * NOT IN: H. Kerlen: CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS AND MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Abrégé chronologique de l'histoire d'Arles,

      Gaspard Mesnier, Arles 1808 - contenant les Evènemens arrivés pendant qu'elle a été tour-à-tour Royaume et République, ensuite réunie à la Souveraineté des Comtes de Provence et des Rois de France. Ouvrage enrichi du Recueil complet des Inscriptions et de Planches des Monumens antiques. In-4 de 1 f. et XXVII-520-XXVII (inscriptions antiques)-32pl. pp., demi veau, dos lisse orné. Edition originale de l'histoire d'Arles la plus importante et la plus recherchée. Exemplaire bien complet des 32 planches h.t., certaines dépliantes, dont la célèbre gravure représentant le théâtre d'Arles avec les maisons qui en occupaient le centre et le pourtour. Bien complet également des 27 pages d'inscriptions antiques collectées par le Père Dumont. Très bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Means of Finding Longitude at Sea, Gradually Developed, Discovered, and Demonstrated in Four Astronomical, Geographical, Nautical, Historical, Mathematical, and Mechanical Dissertations

      London Printed for the Author and sold by W. H. Wyatt 1808. G : in Good condition. Some light rubbing to upper spine joint. Foxing and browning in parts with some offsetting. Inscription on fep First Edition Half leather marbled board cover 280mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). 8pp, 96pp, 2pp, 67pp, 1pp. Frontispiece portrait, 5 plates in first section [including 4 hand-coloured maps] 3 plates in second section [including one folding].

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        RYAKU GA EN: SIMPLE DRAWINGS BY KEISAI.

      [Edo 1808, - Suharaya]. Orange stitched wrs., very good, minorcover soil, contents clean, 18 x 26 cm., 30 double-foldedleaves = 60p. in all, 2 are text pages, 56 pages color wood-block printed illustrations.COMPLETE IN 1 VOL. FIRST EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2016Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Gesamtans., mit den Wasserfällen, "Veduta principale delle grandi e piecole Cascatelle di Tivoli, e loro adiacenze presa d' apresso la Villa d' Crazio .".

      - Kupferstich n. u. v. W. F. Gmelin, dat. 1808, 43 x 56,5 Fachgerecht restauriert und auf Japanpapier aufgezogen. - Sehr schönes Blatt.

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        Grundsätze der höhern Kriegskunst und Beyspiele ihrer zweckmäßigen Anwendung für die General der Österreichischen Armee.

      Wien, Staatsdruckerei, 1808. - Mit 25 gefalteten kolorierten Karten von J. Renard., 2 Blatt, 169 Seiten, Pappband der Zeit, 41,5 x 28,5 cm, Einband etwas berieben und bestossen, geschwärzter Stempel verso Titel und hinterem Vorsatzblatt, innen sauber. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zoho kafu benran [trans. Textile Designs of India].

      27 full-page woodcuts (the first heightened in color). 24 folding leaves. 8vo, orig. wrappers (unimportant worming, mostly in gutter), orig. block printed title label on upper cover, new stitching. N.p.: 1808. Second edition, an abridgement of the author's earlier work which appeared in 1781 (an impossibly rare book). In the 17th and 18th centuries, there was an active trade between India and Japan, importing Indian "sarasa" chintz -- a highly glazed printed calico -- from the Coromandel coast to the island nation. Manuals were produced in Japan with color directives to encourage Japanese textile printers to copy the Indian designs. In this manual, the author describes the complicated technique in which colors are fixed on the surface of cotton with woodblock mordant stamping. Endless varieties of vegetable, animal, and mineral pigments were employed. The very attractive frontispiece depicts the textile designer planning a forthcoming design. He sits at a desk with pens, inks, and a blank sheet of fabric. Fine copy. .

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        The Microcosm of London.

      London R. Ackermann -1810 1808 - Three volumes, 4to., 3 engraved title pages, 3 engraved dedication leaves, 104 finely hand-coloured aquatint plates after Rowlandson and Pugin, contemporary russia, covers with broad gilt borders, neatly rebacked to style, all edges gilt, a handsome set. The Microcosm was the first major colour plate book published by the celebrated nineteenth century publisher, Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834). It originally appeared in monthly parts, usually by subscription, between 1808 and 1810. Each issue cost seven shillings and included four coloured plates. It later appeared in its final bound folio format of three volumes, each containing over thirty full-page hand-coloured aquatints depicting London's principal buildings in the nineteenth century. The Microcosm was a new undertaking in that it treated Regency London pictorially, and ranged over new and ancient buildings and meeting places, capturing the mood of London at the time. Life in London during the Regency era was distinctive for its architecture, literature, fashions, and politics. Socially, it was a combination of two extremes, with extravagance and opulence for the aristocracy with their affluent buildings to the overcrowded slums and poverty endured by the poor. It was an era of economic uncertainty caused by the Napoleonic Wars, and social unrest due to the Industrial Revolution and its introduction of machine-based labour over manual labour. The three volumes are laid out in the form of a dictionary, with the buildings listed alphabetically for ease of reference. From the introduction, Ackermann puts forward his intentions in producing such a work. It is aimed at those inhabitants of London who are either too busy to appreciate the architecture surrounding them, or those who are largely familiar with it, but not in great detail. It would also appeal to visitors to the city for the first time as a source of reference. Two-thirds of the buildings included no longer exist, which adds to its appeal today. These include The Pillory, The Old Bailey, King's Bench Prison, Royal Cockpit in Birdcage Walk, Brooks' Subscription House, India House of Charles Lamb, and King's Mews (now the National Gallery). (University of Reading). Pugin supplied the architectural drawings which have an accuracy and serene beauty which provide the perfect contrast to Rowlandson's figures of the population of London engaged in their everyday life. "The most magnificent [book] in artistic scope, admirable from its encyclopaedic readiness to guide us through all aspects of life concealing little was the Microcosm of London. A good copy of the Microcosm is a fine work indeed, first among Ackermann's major books, a notion of all London open to view, the world of poor or rich, wretched or mighty. The London book was a true Microcosm: charities, churches, prisons, fairs, courts, markets, theatres, hospitals. The alphabetic order of appearance was more effective than more obvious divisions. for we have them mixed, the book like life." (Franklin). Abbey Scenery 212; Tooley 7; Prideaux pp121-4. Franklin 49-54. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oepfingere Heiligen-Rechnung von Martini 1808 bis 10. November 1810. (Rechner). Rechnungs- und Inventarbuch von 1808. [Heiligenrechnungen der Pfarrkirche St. Martin zu Öpfingen über alle Einnahmen und Ausgaben an Geld] Rechnungen über Handwerksleistungen, Verkäufe, Einkäufe und Inventarlisten von alter Hand (zweifarbig) betreffend Kirche Sankt Martin oder Schloss Oepfingen? Hrsg: Freiherrn von Freyberg zu Öpfingen.

      Oepfingen. 1808 - Karton d.Z., Titelschild, Rücken angerissen, Kanten bestossen, Innen guter Zustand. 1100 gr. 4°, 81 Seiten. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Geschichte der Bekleidung, Bewaffnung und Ausrüstung des Königlich Preußischen Heeres,

      - Zweiter Teil: Die Kürassier- und Dragoner-Regimenter seit Anfang des 18. Jahrhunderts bis zur Reorganisation der Armee 1808. Weimar, Königl. Kriegsministerium, 1906, Gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleineneinband der Zeit, Großformat, 502 Seiten, mit vielen großformatigen Farbtafeln, Bindung locker, Einband stärker berieben und bestoßen, ein Gelenk eingerissen, Einband Zustand 3-4, Buchblock Zustand 2 (T97) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bibliothèque universelle des voyages, ou notice complète et raisonnée de tous les voyages anciens et modernes dans les différentes parties du monde, publiés tant en langue français qu'en langues étrangères, classés par ordre de pays dans leur série chronologique; avec des extraits plus ou moins rapides des voyages les plus estimés de chaque pays, et de jugements motivés sur les Relations anciennes qui ont le plus de célébrité. 6 Vol.

      Paris/Strasbourg: Treuttel et Würtz 1808 - 4 ungez., XXX, 495; VII, 531; VII, 503; VIII, 542; VII, 527; VIII, 485 S. Erste Ausgabe. Grüne Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückenschild, bestossen und berieben. Ehem. Bibl. Exemplar mit obligat. Stempel auf Titel und Signaturnummer in Kugelschreiber, vereinzelt etwas fleckig, sonst sauber und gut. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      - mit 8 handkolorierten Stahlstichen, zahlreichen Holzschnitten [iv], 416 Seiten 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." Sprache: Französisch 19x28, dunkles farbig illustriertes und reich goldgeprägtes O Ln mit prächtigem Voll-Goldschnitt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Giornale di fisica, chimica e storia naturale ossia raccolta di memorie sulle scienze, arti e manifatture ad esse relative. Tomo I

      Tip. Capelli, Pavia 1808 - In 8, pp. XXXII + 548 + (8) con 12 tavv. f.t. inc. all'acq. Gore e segni d'umido a qualche carta. Legatura in mz. tl. novecentesca. Annata completa di questa rivista scientifica bimestrale fondata e diretta da Gaspare Brugnatelli. Fra gli articoli, si segnalano in particoli tre interventi di Alessandro Volta in ediz. orig.: Seguito delle osservazioni meteorologiche pubblicate nella Biblioteca Fisica d'Europa del Sig. Cav. Alessandro Volta. Professore di fisica nella R. Universita' di Pavia. Memoria sopra la grandine (Mem. dell'istituto naz. Ital. T. I part. II). Parte prima; SEGUE: Seguito della memoria sopra la grandine del Sig. Cav. Alessandro Volta.; SEGUE: Fine della memoria sopra la grandine del Sig. Cav. Alessandro Volta. Articoli citati in:ÂSantangelo; Garbarino, 'General Bibliography on Alessandro Volta', p. 127 (edizioni originali) e IDEM, p. 132 (opere coeve). Fra gli altri contributi d'interesse: CONFIGLIACHI e BRUGNATELLI, Sopra i conduttori elettrici applicati alla pila voltiana detti galvanici. Memoria; SEGUE: Continuazione della memoria dei sig. sopra i conduttori elettrici applicati alla pila voltiana detti galvanici; Monografia dei cereali; Osservazioni e misure del pianeta Vesta di G. Schroeter; Maniera di distruggere in breve tempo e con sicurezza quel nero scarafaggio notturno che infesta le case dai naturalisti conosciuto col nome di blatta orientalis; ecc. ITA

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