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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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      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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      [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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      [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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        De Jordaan - P.J. Lutgers, 1857.

      BIJ ONS IN DE JORDAANGoudsbloemgracht gezien van de Lijnbaansgracht naar de Brouwersgracht. Sepiatekening van de hand van Petrus Josephus Lutgers (1808-1874), gesigneerd rechtsonder "P.J. Lutgers fec. 1857'. Afm. 26,6 x 36,1 cm.Door de geweldige bevolkingsgroei van het steeds welvarender Amsterdam en de sterke behoefte van de rijk geworden kooplieden om hun status te tonen, was vanaf het begin van de 17de eeuw een nieuw, ruim opgezet woongebied voor de elite nodig. Zo ontstond het plan om buiten de bestaande stadswal ten westen van het Singel te beginnen met de bouw van een heel nieuw woongebied met ongekend grote huizen langs brede grachten. Sinds 1613 werden de Heren-, Keizers- en Prinsengracht gebouwd, vanaf de Brouwersgracht tot de latere Leidsegracht. Later in de eeuw werd die strook uitgebreid tot een heuse grachtengordel. Een gebied met een exclusieve woonfunctie.Dat ging niet zomaar. De grachten werden niet gegraven op een leeg terrein. Het was een rommelige 'voorstad", met veel kleine bedrijfjes waarvoor in stad zelf de ruimte ontbrak en primitieve huisjes voor immigranten die geen huisvesting in de stad konden betalen. Die moesten wel ergens heen, besefte het stadsbestuur. Dat gold ook voor hinderlijke bedrijvigheid, zoals stinkende leerlooierijen en lawaaierige en brandgevaarlijke smederijen. Er was dus een nieuw gebied nodig voor dit soort activiteiten en 'uit te plaatsen" bewoners. Dat werd de Jordaan, tot dan toe het westelijkste deel van die voorstad.De Goudsbloemgracht ontstond toen vanaf 1612 vanuit de Brouwersgracht de grachtengordel in zuidelijke richting werd gegraven. Het werd een van de elf grachten van noord naar zuid. De bewoners en omwonenden noemden de Goudsbloemgracht het "Fransche Pad'. Het Fransche Pad lag al sinds de Middeleeuwen langs de sloot tussen de landerijen.Voor de nieuwe grote grachten had de stad veel geld over. Zo kon het hele daarvoor benodigde terrein (tot waar nu de Leidsegracht ligt) in korte tijd worden onteigend en vervolgens opgehoogd.Weinig geld was er toen nog maar over voor het restgebied dat óók binnen de nieuwe stadswallen moest komen. Hier onteigende het stadsbestuur dus alleen als het echt moest. Het oude sloten- en padenpatroon bleef globaal bestaan, al werden die sloten verbreed tot grachtjes en de paden tot straten. Ieder denkbaar ambacht mocht er worden uitgeoefend, zij het wel enigszins geclusterd.De wevers en ververs streken neer rond de Bloemstraat en Bloemgracht. Zij hadden veel belang bij schone lucht. Daarom werden de vervuilende zeemleerbereiders en leerlooiers verplicht zich een stuk zuidwaarts te vestigen, rond de Elandsgracht en Looiersgracht. De meeste pottenbakkers zaten aanvankelijk in de Rozenstraat en na omstreeks 1650 bij de Anjeliersgracht, die in 1863 Westerstraat zou worden. Het aan de Heren- en Keizersgracht geldende verbod om tussen de huizen stegen te maken naar achtererven, gold niet in de Jordaan en dat was te merken ook.De Jordaan verwerd tot een soort vergaarbak voor alles wat niet paste aan de deftige grachten. "In verschydene straaten vindt men veele huysen die van drie tot vier huysgesinne bewoond zyn', stelde een Jordaanbezoeker al in 1691 verbaasd vast. De buurt herbergde steeds meer immigranten, eerst uit de Zuidelijke Nederlanden, later uit Frankrijk, gevlucht voor geloofsvervolging en/of oorlogsellende. Toen eind 18de eeuw Napoleon de Nederlandse handel lamlegde, raakte de buurt pas echt overbevolkt en verpauperd. Steeds meer binnenterreinen werden volgebouwd, alleen nog bereikbaar door gangen van vaak nog geen meter breed.In de loop van de 19de eeuw waren er voor de grachtenbewoners steeds meer signalen dat de toestand in de Jordaan zwaar uit de hand liep, maar die werden verbijsterend lang genegeerd. God had de standen gewild. Kritische artsen waren de eersten die de noodklok luidden: het was vast geen toeval dat de cholera-epidemieën sinds 1836 vooral toesloegen in de Jordaan ? en die waren óók een gevaar voor de naburige elite!In 1852 verscheen een onrustbarend rapport over de toestand van kelder- en krotwoningen in Amsterdam. Nog datzelfde jaar richtten vooraanstaande grachtenbewoners de Vereeniging ten Behoeve der Arbeidersklasse op. In 1854 begon het bestuur met het aankopen van enkele percelen aan de Goudsbloemgracht en na de demping zou de nieuw ontstane Willemsstraat de trots van de vereniging worden.De praktijk bleek weerbarstig. Zelfs de model-Willemsstraters waren eigenwijs. Zo constateerde de politie in 1863 dat de koeienstal en mesthoop op het erf van Willemsstraat 174 een wel zeer hinderlijke stank verspreidden en in 1874 moest het toch echt een keer afgelopen zijn met het drogen van was over het hek van de openbare armenschool. De terugkerende berichtjes in de krant over huiselijk geweld, brandjes of bijvoorbeeld een hond die uit het raam werd gegooid, laten we dan nog maar buiten beschouwing.Prijs: € 3.150,-.

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        Principes chimiques sur l'art du teinturier-dégraisseur

      1808 - (4), XII, 69, (3)pp. Paris, Deterville, 1808, in-8, (4), XII, 69, (3)pp, pleine basane racinée de l'époque, dos lisse orné de filets et fers dorés et d'une pièce de titre en maroquin rouge (fines galeries de vers sur la reliure), Première édition de cet ouvrage peu courant dans lequel Chaptal développe des idées qu'il avait énoncés une dizaine d'années auparavant dans le tome VI des "Mémoires de l'institut, sciences physiques et mathématiques". Ouvrage d'une grande renommée sur l'art de rétablir les couleurs passées. Chaptal souhaite montrer avec un tel traité que "la Chimie peut s'appliquer avec avantage aux besoins de la société". Une planche dépliante hors texte gravée en taille-douce représente les appareils à préparer l'acide sulfurique et le chlore [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte Réduite de la Mediterranée et de la Mer Noire Dédié et Présentée a S.M. L' Empereur et Roi par P. Lapie Inr. Géoe. Cette Carte été Dressée l' aprés les déterminations Astronomiques les plus récentes sur les meilleures cartes marines et terrestres, remarques des Pilotes et journaux de navigation. Par J.A.B. Rizzi-Zannoni Géographe de Sa Majesté Sicilienne et P. Lapie Capitaine Ingénieur Géographe Francais.

      Rizzi-Zannoni & Lapie, Paris 1808 - Copper engraving, uncolored as published. Engraved by Pierre François Lapie. Printed from four plates, joint together. In excellent condition.

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        Orlogs-Briggen Lougen,

      1808 1808 - under Commando af Premier-Lieutenant Wulf, giver - efter en levende Fegtning, fra Klokken 7, til 11 om Aftenen, d: 14de Martii, 1808, uden for Christiansand - en större engelsk Brig sit hele Lag af Canoner ret for ind, hvilket öjebliklig bevirkede dens Flugt. Den fiendlige Brigs Styrke: 22 cca 10 tt Canoner. Lougens Styrke: 18 18tt Canon. Akvatinte. 28,2x10,4 cm. [Total 32,2x42,1 cm.]. Let skjoldet.

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        Mt. St. Gothard. (Mount Saint Gothard, Drawn and Etchid by J.M.W. Turner Esq. Engraved by Cha(rle)s Turner).

      London, C. Turner, 1808, - 17.5 x 26 cm (image), eau-forte, sépia, tirée du Liber Studiorum, 1 feuille (28.5 x 40.5 cm). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Das Napoleonsche Gesetzbuch. Nebst den Zusatz-Gesetzbuch. Nebst den Zusatz-Gesetzen, einer Uebersicht der Entfernungen aller Haupt-Orte der Departemente von Paris, und einem vollständigen Register. (...)

      Landau Georges und Prinz, 1808. viii,454 Seiten Halbleder Sehr seltene frühe Ausgabe.- Nach der von dem Gesetzgebungskorps in der Sitzung vom 3ten September 1807 genehmigten und im November des nämlichen Jahrs zu Paris erschienenen offiziellen Ausgabe, aus dem Französischen übersetzt von J.P. Ackermann.- Die Vorrede der Verleger datiert auf den 1. April 1808.- Kanten bestoßen, Rücken angeplatzt/mit Anrissen; papierbedingte Seitenbräunung/Stockfleckchen.- Provenienz: Aus der Bibliothek des Soziologen Kurt H. Wolff (dt.-jüd.Schüler von Karl Mannheim, Emigration, später an Adorkheimers Institut für Sozialforschung; u.a. machte er die amerikanische Soziologie mit den europäischen Soziologen Emile Durkheim und Georg Simmel bekannt, durchaus nicht ohne Folgen; sein eigenes literarisches Schaffen stand unter dem Einfluß von Carl Einstein und Gottfried Benn) mit dessen Besitzeintrag (Dr. Kurt Wolff / Firenze, 26.3. 37).- Im Italienischen Exil war Wolff 1933-1938, es folgten England und die USA. --[interner vermerk .. HAA-13597end Versand D: 2,20 EUR

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        Paleis op de Dam - ets met aquatint, 1808-1825.

      Paleis op de Dam - "Vue du Palais Royal à Amsterdam"Ets en aquatint uitgegeven door J.L. van Bever tussen 1808-1825. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm.: 49,5 x 76,5 cm.Gezicht op de Dam nadat de Waag is afgebroken, met Paleis en Nieuwe Kerk. Op de voorgrond veel activiteiten, zoals groentenverkoopsters, een schoenpoetser, wandelstokverkoper, een vertrekkende postkoets, een kruier. Links op de hoek met de toenmalige Beurssteeg een verkoopster van het Hoeden Magazijn die voor haar winkel klanten groet.Het waren magere jaren voor Amsterdam. De handel en scheepvaart in de Amsterdamse haven sterk afgenomen. De toegangsroutes waren verzand, er waren oorlogen met Frankrijk met Engeland en ook het embargo van Engelse producten op het Europese vaste land, had tot gevolg dat de ooit zo bloeiende haven bijna kon worden gesloten. Pas met de opening van het door koning Willem I geïnitieerde Noordhollandsch Kanaal in 1824 nam het scheepvaartverkeer van en naar Amsterdam weer toe en klimt de stad langzaam weer uit het dal.Prijs: € 2.250,- (excl. lijst).

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        David, Jules - Fashion.

      ELEGANTE DAMES IN HET BOIS DE BOULOGNEMode tekening met pen en waterverf op karton door Jules David (1808 - Parijs - 1892). Gesigneerd links onder. Verso gedateerd/beschreven: "1877 / 3ème No d"Avril / No 16"'. Afmetingen: 29,1 x 23,5 cm.Het aquarel stamt uit een serie van modeontwerpen gemaakt door David voor het Parijse modetijdschrift Le Moniteur de la Mode ("Journal du Grand Monde. Modes, Illustrations, Patrons, Litterature, Beaux-Arts,Theatres"'). Hiervan bevinden zich verschillende exemplaren in het Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Pavillon de Marsan/Louvre). David was leerling van Duval le Camus en ontving van Le Salon in 1885 een Mention Honorable.Dit werk komt uit de verzameling van Charlotte von Prybram-Gladona.Charlotte, habituée van de Beau Monde, werd in 1910 geboren te München en trouwde op vierentwintigjarige leeftijd met de Weense edelman Albin von Prybram-Gladona. De echtelieden ontmoetten elkaar tijdens de danslessen die Albin, twintig jaar ouder dan Charlotte, nam om fit te blijven (!). Zijn familie onderhield nauwe banden met Einstein, Schweitzer, Rilke en Thomas Mann, terwijl hij Johannes Brahms kende als "onkel Jo".Toen Charlotte en Albin vlak voor het uitbreken van de Tweede Wereldoorlog verhuisden naar Parijs, verkochten zij noodgedwongen het leeuwendeel van hun meubelcollectie. Dat stelde hen echter wel in staat zich over te geven aan hun passie voor tekeningen, die beduidend minder plaats innamen. Het echtpaar keerde in 1969 terug naar Oostenrijk en vestigde zich in Salzburg. Albin overleed vijf jaar later, terwijl Charlotte er de hoge leeftijd van 92 bereikte.Prijs: € 985,- (incl. 21% BTW).

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        Reden an die deutsche Nation.

      Berlin Realschulbuchhandlung 1808 - Kl. 8°. (4), 490, (1) Seiten. Pappband der Zeit mit dreiseitig gefärbtem Schnitt. (Rückenschild verblasst, Besitzernotizen auf Innendeckel, Ecken etwas bestoßen). Erste Ausgabe (Borst 1068; Brieger 470; Baumgartner/Jacobs A1, 66x). - In den Reden entwickelt Fichte die Idee einer Nationalerziehung, die freie Menschen heranbilden soll. Er stellte sie in vierzehn Vorträgen vor, die er an den Sonntagen des Winters 1807/08 im Rundsaal der Akademie in Berlin gehalten und die er als Fortsetzung seiner "Grundzüge des gegenwärtigen Zeitalters" bezeichnet hat. 1,050 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Covenant, commonly called the Old and New Testament: Translated from the Greek. By Charles Thomson.

      Philadelphia: Pr. by Jane Aitken 8vo (22 cm; 8.5"). 4 vols. I: [252] ff. II: [245] ff. III: [222] ff. IV: [240] ff.. 1808 The first-ever translation into English of the Septuagint, the first English translation of the New Testament by an American, and the first Bible printed by an American woman — Jane Aitken. It was also the first translation of the Greek New Testament into English by a native of Ireland, and of course it is the work of a key figure of the American Revolution. Charles Thomson was born in County Derry, Ireland, 29 November 1729 and arrived with his brothers in the American colonies as an orphan in 1740, his mother having died before embarkation and his father having died at sea during the crossing. He studied ancient languages and theology; through the influence of Benjamin Franklin received the mastership of the Latin school in Philadelphia (now the William Penn Charter School); kept records of proceedings at the Treaty of Easton (1757) on behalf of the Indian tribes, and was adopted into the Delaware Indian nation; served as the secretary of every congress from 1774 until 1789; and designed the Great Seal of the United States. An abolitionist and ardent supporter of the Revolutionary cause, he was characterized by a fellow Revolutionary (John Adams) as “the Sam Adams of Philadelphia, the life of the cause of liberty,” and by a conservative (Joseph Galloway) as “one of the most violent of the Sons of Liberty in America.” It was he who informed George Washington of his election to the presidency. => On 4 July 1776 only two signatures were affixed to the unanimously adopted Declaration of Independence — those of John Hancock, president of the Congress, and Charles Thomson, secretary, in order to authenticate the document that had been voted on and approved. Yet by a curious twist of fate (read rather, surely, of a political enemy's knife), when the calligraphic copy that is so well known to every school child was ready shortly after 19 July, authenticator Thomson was not invited to sign it! When he had retired from public life in 1789, Thomson was to turn his interest in the Bible and Greek to the 20-year task of producing this monumentally important work. Its printer was the daughter of Robert Aitken, who had printed the first Bible in English in America. A major edition of the English Bible, this is essential for any Bible collection, not just for collections of American Bibles — though as an American Bible and simple Americanum it has a revered place. Provenance: 19th-century signatures of D. Shields and of John K. Wilson in ink and pencil on title-pages, one of Wilson's signatures dated 1871. Recent quarter brown calf with stone-pattern marbled paper sides; a lightly tanned set with occasional light spotting only. => A solid and very good set.

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        Exposicion de los hechos y maquinaciones que han preparado la usurpacion de la corona de España, y los medios que el Emperor de los Franceses ha puesto en obra para realizarla.

      Mallorca: En la imprenta de Melchor Guasp 4to (19.5 cm, 7.625"). 60 pp.. 1808 [bound with] Cevallos, Pedro de. Política peculiar de Buonaparte en quanto a la religion católica.... Palma[, Mallorca]: En la imprenta de Brusi, 1812. 4to. 48 pp. Two significant Mallorcan imprints of the Napoleonic wars by Pedro Cevallos (1764–1840). The Exposicion details the perfidy of Napoleon in Spain, in particular his luring of Ferdinand VII away from Madrid and the placing of Joseph Bonaparte on the throne. This piece proved an effective piece of anti-French propaganda, was widely published, and was translated into Portuguese, English, German, and French. In the Politica peculiar Cevallos reveals Napoleon's attitude toward the Church, and his desire, if he could not absolutely destroy Catholicism, at least to bring it under thorough state subjection. Both of these editions were issued in Mallorca and they are rare: Via NUC Pre-1956 and WorldCat, we trace only one copy of the Exposicion and three of Politica in the U.S. Contemporary acid-stained calf simply gilt with brown leather label on each spine; scattered wormholes and some loss of leather over corners and at base of spine. Endpapers stencilled red and green. Some interior worming, most noticeable in endpapers and first title-page, resulting in loss of parts of letters without loss of sense. Scattered light foxing and a few leaves shallowly dog-eared. Inked ownership inscription on title-pages. All edges speckled red.

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        Darstellung der Marine. Ein Versuch über den Kriegsdienst zur See. Für Leser aus allen Ständen.

      Ziegler und Söhnen,, Zürich und Leipzig, 1808 - Zürich und Leipzig, Ziegler und Söhnen, 1808. 8°. (3) Bl., XXX, (2), 293 S. Mit gest. Titel (mit Vignette), 16 Kupfertafeln (davon 10 gefaltet und 1 kol.) und 10 Tabellen (davon 6 gefaltet). Halblederband der Zeit mit verblasster Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild. eHLS. - Viktor Emanuel Thellung von Courtelary (1760-1842) aus Biel, war Hauptmann der holländischen Marine, verfasste zahlr. militärische Aufsätze zur Marine und zum scheizerischen Milizsystem. - Durchgehend etwas gebräunt. Einige Tafeln mit kleineren Einrissen. Einband stärker berieben und bestossen. Halblederband der Zeit mit verblasster Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gazeta de México.

      Mexico 1808 The Gazetas de México began on 14 January 1784 as a semiweekly newspaper and when it ceased publishing (30 December 1809) it extended to 16 volumes — having along the way switched to being a biweekly. The present volume (XIV) covers 2 January 1808 through 16 April 1808, in other words till just before news arrived of Napoleon's treachery in Spain, with coverage of the war in Europe; British military actions in the Caribbean, Uruguay, and Argentina; ship arrivals; cargoes unloaded; notices from the provinces; Miranda's revolt in Venezuela; and even a comet seen in Europe. Provenance: Ex-John Carter Brown library, properly deaccessioned. Sewn, removed from and now loosely laid into its original Mexican mottled sheep binding, this with a modestly gilt spine bearing a green leather gilt title-label and with an old paper label on its front cover. Some issues lightly soiled or with a bit of spotting/staining, else generally clean and very good.

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        Proclama de Fernando VII. @[begins:] Españoles fidelisimos y leales: Vuestro Rey se halla en el mayor conflicto .

      [Colophon] Buenos Aires,, 1808. - 4°, unbound. Overall in good to very good condition. (2 ll.) *** In May 1808, King Fernando VII, captured by Napoleon, renounced his throne. This important proclamation by the captive king exhorts all Spaniards to take up arms against the invaders. The discussion on how best to demonstrate loyalty to the king and on how to repel the French in the New World provided the matrix of the independence movements in Latin America. The colophon states "Reimpreso en Buenos- Ayres". However, we have not been able to locate records of other editions. *** Furlong 1214: notes that Medina mistakenly lists this work twice, numbers 517 and 57. No edition located in CCPBE. No edition located in Rebiun. No edition located in KVK (44 databases searched). No edition located in Copac. Not located in NUC.

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      Dublin, 1808.Pamphlet, 1808, 8vo, 190 x 115 mm, 7½ x 4½ inches, 12 pages including the title page, 8 leaves of blank paper at rear as padding, rebound in modern quarter dark brown calf, marbled boards, new black endpapers. Title page dusty and laid down to repair outer margin (30 mm) no loss of text, A2r has 3 old ink lines in box shape to top margin which have bled through slightly to verso and some small traces of glue to top margin due to removal of label, outer margins of all pages slightly trimmed, no loss of text, 1 leaf has short diagonal closed tear neatly repaired at inner margin, not affecting text, last leaf dusty with neat old ink name in lower margin. Good copy of a rare item. We could not locate another copy at time of listing in any major library in UK. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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      London: Published by R. Reeve, 7 Vere Street, 1808. Colour printed aquatint. Printed on wove paper watermarked Edmeads & Pine, 1802. In good condition with the exception of being trimmed to border of image on right and left margin. Trimmed just outside platemark on top and bottom margin. Facsimile work on lower right corner. Skillfully repaired tear in upper left corner. Skillfully mended tear on right side of image. Repaired tear on left margin. Some surface soiling in margins. A charming image of a young woman holding a book, by the celebrated painter Adam Buck. Adam Buck (1759-1833) made a name for himself as an accomplished miniature painter. After arriving in London he soon gained popularity as a skillful portraitist, and became a regular exhibitor at the London exhibitions. During his career he exhibited more than 170 paintings at the Royal Academy and was a regular contributor to the Society of British Artists, and the British Institution. His work was eagerly reproduced by contemporary engravers; and these delicate prints enjoyed a wide circulation throughout England and Europe. Colour printed stipples of his charming paintings were eagerly collected by contemporary print enthusiasts, and they survive today as a wonderful example of fine English printmaking. Not in O'Donoghue.

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        A Pocket Dictionary of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory...

      1808. Only American Edition of Maxwell's Commercial Law Dictionary Maxwell, John Irving. A Pocket Dictionary of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank Notes, Checks, &c. With an Appendix, Containing Abstracts of Acts and Select Cases Relative to Negotiable Securities, Analysis of a Count in Assumpsit, Tables of Notarial Fees, Stamps, Postage, &c. With Many Additions for the Use of the American Merchant. Philadelphia: Published by William P. Farrand and Co., 1808. [xv], [1], 251 pp. Octavo (7" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, recent owner bookplate to front pastedown, negligible faint dampstaining to front board. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, minor wormholes near upper corner of preliminaries and a few other leaves, chip to fore-edge of Leaf X4 (pp. 233-234) with minor loss to text, legibility not affected, very faint dampstaining to a few leaves. Early owner signature and annotations to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. A nice copy. * Only American edition. First published in London in 1802, this is an unusual alphabetical compendium dealing strictly with matters of commerce, such as bills of exchange and promissory notes. Maxwell was also the author of The Spirit of Maritime Laws and the delightfully titled Hints for Protecting the Public Against the Extortion and Insolence of Hackney-Coachmen. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2551.

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        Exame das causas, que allegou o Gabinete de Thuilherias para mandar contra Portugal os exercitos francez, e hespanhol em novembro de 1807.

      Coimbra, Na Real Imprensa da Universidade, 1808. - 4°, unbound (remains of stiching, loose). Woodcut Portuguese royal arms on title page. Title page somewhat soiled. Light dampstain. Uncut. Overall in very good condition. 23 pp. *** FIRST EDITION? There are two variant issues or editions of Coimbra 1808 (see Porbase): one has palm branches on each side of the woodcut Portuguese royal arms on the title page, while the other has the arms without the palm branches. No priority has been determined. The present issue does not have the branches. Another edition appeared in Lisbon in the same year, but since Soares Franco was a professor at Coimbra, the Coimbra edition was perhaps the first. This pamphlet was also reprinted in Rio de Janeiro in 1809.Soares Franco examines the reasons given by the French for invading Portugal. He cites the @Monitor at length, discusses Napoleon's motives, mentions the British invasion of Rio de la Plata (p. 13), the victualing of British naval vessels at Rio de Janeiro, discusses British relations with France, Portugal, and the rest of Europe, control of the seas, the blockade of the European continent, the necessity of the Portuguese royal family to depart for Brazil, and the European colonial system in the Americas.Soares Franco (1772-1844) was born in Loures, near Lisbon, and died in Lisbon; he was a professor of medicine at Coimbra, a deputy to the Cortes in 1821 and a member of the Royal Council.*** Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 322. Ayres Magalhães de Sepúlveda, @Dicionário bibliográfico da Guerra Peninsular III, 303. Biblioteca Pública de Braga, @Catálogo do Fundo Barca-Oliveira, p. 147. Cardoso de Bettencourt, @Catálogo das obras referentes à Guerra da Península 333. Not in JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books. For the Lisbon, 1808 edition see Innocêncio III, 63; Rodrigues 2253. For the Rio de Janeiro imprint of 1809, see Valle Cabral 57; Almeida Camargo & Borba de Moraes, @Bibliografia da Impressão Régia do Rio de Janeiro, I, no. 52; @Catalogo miscelâneas 2362. Porbase locates only one copy of the present issue, as well as a single copy of the issue with the palm branches, both at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal; Porbase also locates six copies of the Lisbon edition, five at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, and one at the Biblioteca Geral da Universidade de Coimbra. Copac locates a single copy, at Oxford University. NUC: DCU-IA. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Plan de la Ville Imperiale de Turin et ses Fauxbourgs avec les noms des Rues, et numeros des Portes selon le novel ordre etabli par Mr. le Maire en l an 1808.

      [Turin] 1808 - Copper engraving, uncolored as published. Printed on strong paper with narrow margins, a clear impression, the left side with a probably engraved table of explanations missing ,due the paper was cut towards the engraving borders of the plan. Else in very good condition.

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        Fabliaux et contes des poètes françois des XI, XII, XIII, XIV et XVe siècles, tirés des meilleurs auteurs

      Chez B. Warée 1808 - - Chez B. Warée, Paris 1808, 13,5x21,5cm, 4 volumes reliés. - Edition illustrée de quatre frontispices par Delvaux et De Villiers frères d'après Langlois. Reliures légèrement postérieures en plein veau blond, dos à cinq nerfs orné de dentelles uniformément insolés, filets et fleurons dorés et à froid, large dentelle à froid et filet doré en encadrement des plats, stries dorées sur les coins, roulette dorée en encadrement des contreplats, toutes tranches dorées. Coiffe de tête du quatrième volume légèrement accidentée avec petit manque et mors un peu frottés, sinon agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrated four headpieces by Delvaux and De Villiers brothers from Langlois. Binders slightly posterior open blond calf, back with five nerves decorated with lace, threads and gilded finials and cold, wide lace cold and net gilded framing boards, golden streaks on the corners, golden roulette coaching contreplats all gilt edges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, on the Subject of Public Roads and Canals; made in pursuance of a resolution of Senate, of March 2, 1807

      R.C. Weightman, Washington, D.C. 1808 - 123, [1] p.; 21 cm. Modern binding: black cloth spine with gilt-tooled spine title; flax paper dyed brown with aniline dye over acid-free boards. "April 12, 1808. Printed by order of the Senate." Includes communications by B.H. Latrobe and Robert Fulton on the subject of canals. Howes, G27. Albert Gallatin was Secretary of the Treasury from 1801 to 1813. Gallatin advocated an ambitious program to improve the nation's transportation infrastructure for which he was unable to muster enough support at the federal level. As had been traditionally done, such improvements were instead accomplished piecemeal during the 19th century by local governments, and private road and canal companies. In Near Fine Condition: pages are browning but clean and tight. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Theorie des quatre mouvemens et des destinees generales. Prospectus et annonce de la decouverte.

      A Leipzig [Lyon: Peizin] 1808 - First edition of Fourier's first work. Condition: [iv], 425, [3], folding table. Bound in modern quarter leather. Original marbled boards. Gilt spine. Marbled page ends. Shelf wear to boards. Signature of Frederick York Powell, 1898. Powell was a noted English historian and scholar. Additional signature of L. Kennedy 1905. Fourier written in blue ink on title page. Pencil notes to end blanks in Kennedy's handwriting. Refs: En Francais dans le texte, 218; Arthur Bestor, Backwoods Utopias, p. 13; Barbier IV, 704; Del Bo, Fourier, p. 5; Gimon 82; Goldsmiths'-Kress 19750; Weller II, 264; OCLC: Stanford, Cornell, St. Gallen and Edinburgh; see R. Schaer, G. Claeys, and L.T.Sargent, Utopia, The Search for the Ideal Society in the Western World, 2000, pp. 208 ff. Fourier was a radical thinker who created a plan for an ideal society. He respected the industry and intelligence of children, acknowledged the validity of same sex relationships and androgyny, and coined the term feminism. Theorie des quatres mouvements (Theory of four movements), first edited in 1808 and reworked up to its final draft of 1841, is the first, fundamental work in which Fourier declares his objectives for a world government and economy administered by Passionate Attraction ("a theory of universal Harmony that springs from the ruins of uncertain sciences"), the only possibility, in his terms, of transforming society ("remediating everything from the most scandalous social disorders to poverty"). Going against morals and ideologies that preach poverty and mediocrity, Fourier defends opulence, luxury, gluttony and sensuality for all. He argued that a natural social order exists corresponding to Newton?s ordering of the physical universe and that both evolved in eight ascending periods. In harmony, the highest stage, man?s emotions would be freely expressed. That stage could be created, he contended, by dividing society into phalanges. The phalange, in Fourier?s conception, was to be a cooperative agricultural community bearing responsibility for the social welfare of the individual, characterized by continual shifting of roles among its members. He felt that phalanges would distribute wealth more equitably than under capitalism and that they could be introduced into any political system, including a monarchy. The individual member of a phalange was to be rewarded on the basis of the total productivity of the phalange. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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