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

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

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        The History of Barbados from the first Discovery of the Island in the Year 1605 till the Accession of Lord Seaforth 1801

      

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        The Adventures of Ulysses

      

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        The Miscellaneous Poetic Works of E Cummins better known by the name of the Young Hibernian dedicated by Permission to his Grace John Duke of Bedford Later Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

      

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        Needwood Forest

      

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Grave. A Poem.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Voyage à l'Isle d'Elbe, suivi d'une notice sur les autres isles de la Mer Tyrrhénienne.

      Paris, chez D.Colas Imprimeur-Libraire, 1808, - in-8, pp. (6), XVI, 232, elegante leg. mod. m.pelle, filetti e titolo in oro al dorso. Con una carta topografica dell'isola inc. e ripieg.f.t. e 2 altre tavole di reperti etruschi e storia naturale. L'autore fece tre viaggi all'Elba dal 1800 al 1807 sotto gli auspici del Ministero dell'Interno di Parigi e raccolse una quantità di notizie e dati su ogni aspetto dell'isola, minuziosamente narrati nella presente relazione a stampa. Le ultime 20 pagine del volume sono dedicate a notizie su Pianosa, Montecristo, Giglio, Sardegna, Corsica, Capraia e Gorgona. Non comune, bell'esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        â€œDeath’s Door”: in The Grave

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

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        â??Christ descending into the Graveâ?: in The Grave.

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

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

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

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        â€œWilliam Blake”: frontispiece portrait in The Grave

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

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        TEATRO ITALIANO ANTICO. Volume primo ( - decimo).

      Soc. tip. dei classici italiani 1808 - 1, Milano. - 10 voll. in 8, pp. VIII + 490 + (2); 320; 328 + (2); 416 + (2); 318 + (2); 508; 364; 420; 388; XXIV + 454 + 86 con 5 ritr. antip. M. pg. con ang. Edizione eseguita su quella di Livorno, Masi 1786 con l'aggiunta del Torrismondo. Il vol. 10 contiene i Drammi Rusticali con note di Giulio Ferrario. Bibl. delle opere contenute nella coll. de' classici italiani. ITA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      

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

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

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

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

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        Studies of Chess: Containing a Poem by Sir William Jones, a Systematic Introduction to the Game; and the Whole Analysis of Chess

      2 volumes. 264 pages with frontispiece; 272 pages. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's full leather with gilt stamping on spine with black label lettered in gilt. Edited by Peter Pratt. (Whyld and Ravilious 1808: 10)Francois-Andre Danican Philidor was born on September 7, 1726 in Dreux, France. His father Andre (1647-1730) was the keeper of the music for King Louis XIII of France. In 1725, Andre introduced the public concert. Andre had 20 children and was 79 when Francois-Andre was born. Francois was the last child of Andre and the first son of his third wife. Andre's third wife was in her 20s. In 1731 at the age of six, Francois-Andre entered the choir of the Chapel-Royal in Versailles. As a pageboy in the royal chapel, he studied music with Andre Campra. Philidor's father had died earlier and was living on a royal pension. The young Philidor was recognized as a musical prodigy among the 80 musicians. In 1736 at the age of 10, Francois-Andre was exposed to chess by the musicians who played chess during spells of inactivity. Cards were forbidden to pass the time, so chess was played. He learned the game by watching the band members play. He later visited the Cafe de la Regence in Paris and spent much of his time playing chess there. In 1737, at the age of 11, his first music composition, a religious piece, was played before King Louis XV. He left the Chapel Royal choir in 1740 when his voice changed. In 1740 he went to Paris where he earned a living by copying music and giving music lessons. In 1741 Philidor was being instructed by M. de Kermur, Sire de Legal (1702-1792), the leading French chess player. Legal initially gave Philidor rook odds. For the next three years Kermur taught Philidor until Philidor was too strong for his teacher. In 1744 Philidor played two chess games blindfolded simultaneously in public in Paris. He said he had learned how to do this when he could not sleep at night and played chess without sight of a board. This was the first time blindfold play against 2 opponents was recorded. This performance was chronicled in the article on chess by the Chevalier de Jaucourt for the great Encyclopedie of Diderot and D'Alembert in 1751. Philidor played chess with Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, both persistent but weak chess players. In December, 1745, Philidor went to Rotterdam to assist in presenting concerts with Geminiani and Lanza. The musical tour involved a 13-year old girl who played the harpsichord. However, she died during the concert tour. Later, the concerts were canceled because of the girl's death and he was stranded in the Netherlands with no money. He supported himself by teaching and playing chess and Polish draughts (10 by 10 checker board), especially to English army officers at The Hague. The English officers suggested that Philidor could make a living playing chess in England. In 1747 he went to London and started playing chess at Slaughter's coffee-house. There, he beat Phillip Stamma and Sir Abraham Janssen (1720-1795), two of England's top chess players, in chess matches. Philidor challenged Stamma to a 10-game match and he stipulated that Stamma was to have White in all games and that draws were counted victories for Stamma. Philidor won 8 games, lost 1, and drew 1. He also beat Janssen with 4 wins and 1 loss. From that time on, Philidor was the unofficial champion of the world. In 1748 Philidor, age 22, returned to Holland and wrote l'analyse du jeu des Eschecs (Analysis of the Game of Chess). Philidor went out to find subscribers for the book before it was published to pay for publishing costs. Lord Sandwich subscribed to 10 copies. The Duke of Cumberland subscribed to 50 copies. The English army officers subscribed to 119 copies. The moves were written out as full sentences. In 1749 433 copies of his Analysis of Chess were published in London. Two more reprints occurred in 1749 and an English version followed in 1750. The book was the first chess book translated into Russian (1824) and was one of the favorite books of Thomas Jefferson. The book analyzed 4 games and 10 variations of games. Philidor favored the Bishop's Opening and frowned upon the King's Knight Opening as weak. The book has gone through more than 100 editions, 4 in the first year. Philidor's chess books was the first chess book that organized the openings, that explained the middlegame, the overall strategy of chess, and the importance of pawn formation. In his book he made the observation that 'Les pions sont l'ame du jeu' (the pawns are the life of the game). This phrase has become "the pawns are the soul of chess." His book was also the first to examine the R+B vs. R endgame. It also had some analysis of 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6, the Philidor's Defense. By 1750 Philidor was considered the strongest player in France, England, and the Netherlands. The French Ambassador, the Duke of Mirepoix, invited Philidor for his weekly chess dinners. In 1751 Philidor left England for Prussia, playing before King Frederick (Frederick the Great) at Potsdam. He then visited Berlin where he played 3 blindfold games simultaneously, winning them all. He then returned to England. In November 1754 he returned to France after being gone for 9 years. He started composing music again. He did not return to England until 1772. He applied unsuccessfully for the post of court composer at Versailles. A rumor had started that nobody could be a chess master and compose good music, so his church music was not really his own. His church music was not accepted by the French royalty because Philidor added an Italian influence to it, so he turned to comedy opera. In 1755 he beat Legal in a chess match at the Cafe de la Regence. On February 13, 1760, at age 33, he married Angelique Richer (1736-1809). He had 5 sons and 2 daughters with her. Condition:Old recasing nicely done, spine ends chipped, corners bumped and rubbed, some pencil notations through out. Over all about a very good copy.

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

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

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        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]

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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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        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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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