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        Friedrich II., der Große (Berlin 24. 01. 1712 - 17. 08. 1786 in Potsdam). König von Preussen. Der im Park von Sanssouci reitende alte König (auf seinem Lieblingspferd Conde),.

      . Kupferstich v. M. Haas n. L. Wolf, 1808, 54,3 x 41,5 (H) ( 64 x 46,5 Blattgr. ). v. Campe 184; Drugulin 6792; Nagler VI, S.235; Thieme/Becker XV, S.391. - Unten links: L. Wolf del. - Unten rechts: Meno Haas Reg. Acad. Berol. Socius. Sculps. Mitte: Berlin, in Jacoby's Kunsthandlung unter den Linden N° 35. - Hier der 4. Plattenzustand mit der deutschen und französischen Untertitelung. - Sehr schönes, kontrastreiches Exemplar.

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        Le Servitu Prediali Sanzionate dal Codice Napoleon, Ridotte in Casi

      1808. Treatise on Land Use and Water Rights Under the Code Napoleon with 144 Copperplate Illustrations Piccoli, Luigi. Le Servitu Prediali Sanzionate dal Codice Napoleon, Ridotte in Casi Pratici Incisi in Rame. Brescia: Per Niccolo Bettoni, 1808. [VII], VIII-LV, [6], 5-127, [1] pp., 24 folding leaves with 144 copperplates. Added French title page, French translation on facing leaves. Complete. Quarto (11-1/4" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter vellum over marbled boards, early hand-lettered title to spine. Some rubbing with light wear to boards, rear hinge starting. Occasional light foxing to text, minor edgewear and creases to folding leaves. Small owner stamp to foot of title page, interior otherwise clean. A handsome copy. * Only edition. With a text followed by 144 topographical and architectural copperplate illustrations, this treatise addresses the law of servitudes (right to use land) according to the Code Napoleon, which was introduced to the states of northern Italy conquered by Napoleon's army. As indicated by the plates, a great deal of attention is devoted to issues concerning natural and man-made watercourses. Piccoli was an expert on servitudes. He published volumes on several aspects of servitudes, all with illustrations, in Roman law, the laws of the Italian and Austrian states and the Code Napoleon. All are scarce. OCLC locates 7 copies of Le Servitu Prediali in North America, 2 in law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress). Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        An Essay on a New Theory of Colours

      1808. WORKING COPY FOR AN UNPUBLISHED SERIES? GARTSIDE, M[ary]. An Essay on a New Theory of Colours.... 62 pp. Illustrated with 9 full-page "coloured blots" and two tables of prismatic and compound colours, all coloured by a contemporary hand, plus one letterpress diagram of a small colour pyramid. 4to., 265 x 200 mm, bound in quarter speckled calf over marbled boards, gilt red leather spine label. London: Printed by J. Barfield...for T. Gardiner..., W. Miller..., and I. and A. Arch..., 1808. |~||~||~||~| Unique copy of a treatise on colour theory composed by the only woman of her time writing on the subject. A contemporary of Goethe, Gartside developed her own theory independent of his influential three-part work on colour, Zur Farbenlehre (completed 1810), arriving at many of the same conclusions by her own experimentation. Gartside was a prolific author with three books to her name: An Essay on Light and Shade (1805), Ornamental Groups (1808), and a second edition of the first book, entitled An Essay on a New Theory of Colours (1808). This is the stated Second Edition, however edits in contemporary ink manuscript on at least fifteen pages -- and a canceled line on the title-page, which seems to have read "Part I" -- indicate this may be a working copy for a three-part series in preparation at the time of Gartside's death in 1809. No part of the series was ever published (see Loske). The work is presented as an artist's manual, and instructs the reader on composition as well as colour, "[using]...'the veiled language of flower painting' to pursue scientific research and publish theoretical writings in a male dominated environment" (Loske). Each chapter addresses the use of a different colour -- white, yellow, orange, scarlet, green, blue, crimson, and violet -- with a beautifully hand-painted plate of a watercolour cloud corresponding to each. Repair to title-page, new endpapers. Very rare: OCLC finds only one copy in the U.S. (Yale) and four locations abroad. ABPC lists one in mediocre condition (Bloomsbury, May 12, 1994, lot 122). A. Loske, "Mary Gartside: A female colour theorist in Georgian England," in Journal of Art History and Museum Studies, vol. 14 (2010), pp. 17-30.

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        Faust, Part I

      Tubingen: Cotta, 1808. First Edition. Very Good. 309 pp. German language. First Edition of the first segment in its complete form, though previously appeared in 1790 as a partial printing entitled Faust, A Fragment. Recent quarter leather binding with marble paper covered boards. Previous owner mark to blank verso of title page and to last page. Pages show occasional light stain or area of restoration. Considered by many to be one of the finest works of German literature. Part II was completed in 1831, and was not published until after Goethe's death in 1832.

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        BIDCOMBE HILL, WITH OTHER RURAL POEMS

      Printed for William Miller, London 1808 - 191 x 121 mm (7 1/2 x 4 3/4"). 6 p.l., [3]-56, 56*, [3], 57-153, [1] (errata) pp. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary straight-grain green morocco, elaborately decorated in gilt and blind, covers with gilt palmette frame enclosing black-tooled floral frame, flat spine with panels intricately tooled in gilt and black, gilt-rolled turn-ins, marbled endleaves, all edges gilt. WITH A FINE PASTORAL FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF SAINT BEE'S COLLEGE, CUMBERLAND. In a later sturdy fleece-lined cloth slipcase. With four engraved plates. Spine sunned to light green, muted spotting to leather, plates somewhat foxed, other minor defects, but still quite a pleasing copy, the binding with only insignificant wear, the text bright, fresh, and clear, and the margins very ample. This is a pretty little book featuring a very pleasing fore-edge painting of unusual composition. The painted scene presents a pastoral tableau, with Saint Bee's College in Wiltshire in the background at center-right and cottages in mid-ground, all in a treed landscape. Two shepherds and their sheep populate the foreground. The colors are soft, capturing the typical gray English afternoon. Notably, the composition is a pleasing alternative to the typical edifice-flanked-by-trees within a static landscape design. Here, that arrangement is broken up, the landscape is contoured, and perspective is heightened: the composition has shape, depth, and dimension, all realized with a muted and delicate technique. The painting is surely from the 19th century, and it may well have been done before 1850. Written by parson and schoolmaster Francis Skurray (1774-1848), this collection was described by "The British Critic and Quarterly Theological Review" as an "elegantly printed volume" of "local poetry, which is particularly interesting." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Utopia. Written in Latin by Right Worthy and Famous Sir Thomas More, Knight, and Translated into English by Ralph Robinson A.D 1551. A New Edition; with copious notes, and a Bibliographical and Literary introduction by the Rev. T.F. Dibdin, F.S.A

      London: Shakespeare Press, 1808., 1808. Large paper Octavo. Bound in half green morocco over marbled paper boards, with gilt titles and extra gilt to spine; all edges red stained, marbled endpapers. Illustrated with an engraved portrait frontispiece, and numerous in-text engravings by R. Austin. Neat ownership inscription, and second ownership stamp. Binding is rubbed to joints, boards scuffed, corners and spine ends bumped. Minor foxing to prelims and end matter. First and final gatherings have some loss and repair to top right corners; includes some damage to neat ownership inscription at head of title page, "John Lewis, Henllan, Pembrokeshire". Thomas More's greatest work, which is credited with launching not just the utopian genre, but also often science fiction as well. More's fictional adventurer, Raphael Hythlodaeus, has sailed to a mysterious moon-shaped island where gold is as prevalent as iron, and where the natives live in a sort of proto-socialist wonderland. Part satire, part wonder tale, this is a landmark piece of literature, in an attractively printed early nineteenth century edition. Ownership stamp, "Diana Lenygon" to prelims.

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        NAPOLEONS GESETZBUCH - CODE NAPOLEON. Einzig offizielle Ausgabe für das Königreich Westphalen - Edition seule officielle pour le Royaume de Westphalie.

      Straßburg / Strasbourg, F. G. Levrault, 1808.. 4 Bl., 1054 S. in deutsch-französischem Paralleldruck, 1 Bl. "Druckfehler"; 200 S. "Alphabetisches Sachenregister zu der in dem Königreich Westphalen allein als gesetzlich eingeführten Ausgabe des Gesetzbuches Napoleons", 183, (1) S. "Repertoire alphabetique et raisonne du Code Napoleon"; beiliegend 3 Zeitungsausschnitte (spätes 19. Jhdt) und 58 handschriftliche Notizzettel in unterschiedlichen Größen, meist beidseitig von Carl Peucer in deutscher Sprache beschrieben. Späterer schlichter Lederband mit neuen Deckelbezügen und neuen Vorsätzen (Rücken etwas berieben, unbeschnitten und breitrandig, Ränder durchgehend fleißig in kleiner, aber lesbarer Handschrift beschrieben, stellenweise Unterstreichungen mit Blau- und Rotstift, gering braunfleckig).. Erste Auflage der seltenen zweisprachigen Ausgabe des "Code Napoleon", der 1804 als "umfassende, einheitliche Sammlung des Zivilrechts" in Frankreich eingeführt worden war. Die deutsche Übersetzung wurde im Auftrag von König Hieronymus / Jerome Napoleon von den "dazu ernannten Rechtsgelehrten" um den Göttinger Professor Justus Christoph Leist für die Gebiete des Königreichs Westphalen verfertigt und von Jeromes Minister des Justizwesens und der inneren Angelegenheiten genehmigt. Bereits am 21. September 1807 waren alle noch bestehenden "römischen, canonischen und ehemaligen teutschen Reichsgesetze, wie auch die besondern Gesetze und Verordnungen der Länder, aus welchen das Königreich besteht, ingleichen die allgemeinen oder örtlichen Observanzen und Gewohnheiten, Statuten und Vorschriften" aufgehoben worden. Ab dem 1. Januar 1808 sollte "diese teutsche Uebersetzung ... die einzige seyn, welche in den Gerichten des Königreiches angeführt werden darf und gesetzliche Kraft hat", oder anders gesagt: "In Ansehung derjenigen Gegenstände, worüber das Gesetzbuch Napoleons Verfügungen enthält, (soll die deutsche Kodifikation) die Kraft eines allgemeinen und besondern Gesetzes ... haben" (Vorwort). In einem Brief vom 15. Nov. 1807 schrieb Napoleon an seinen Bruder Jerome über die Einführung des neuen Gesetzbuches: "Wichtig ist vor allem, dass die Bevölkerung unter dem neuen Regime in Freiheit, Gerechtigkeit und Wohlstand leben kann, wie es bisher noch in keinem deutschen Land möglich war. Wenn die Regierung des Modellstaats (d.i. das Königreich Westphalen) sich diesem Ziel verschreibt, werden die positiven Wirkungen weit über das Königreich hinaus im Rheinbund insgesamt nicht ausbleiben".-- Die Ausgabe besteht aus drei Teilen ("Büchern"): "Der erste Teil enthält ungefähr 500 Artikel und handelt 'Von den Personen'; die Artikel betreffen Genuß und Entzug der bürgerlichen Rechte, das Personenstandsrecht, das Familienrecht, Verodnungen über die Vormundschaft, Volljährigkeit usw. Die etwa 200 Artikel des zweiten Teiles - 'Von den Sachen' - befassen sich mit Eigentum, Nutznießung und Grunddienstbarkeiten. Der dritte Teil, mit rund 1600 Artikeln der umfangreichste, handelt 'Von den verschiedenen Arten des Eigentumserwerbs'; darunter fallen Erbrecht, Schenkungsrecht, Schuld- und Vertragsrecht. ... Der Einfluß der neuen Ideen (der Aufklärung und der Französischen Revolution ) äußerten sich z.B. in der Garantie der persönlichen Freiheit des Bürgers, in der Abschaffung der Erbprivilegien, in standesunabhängigem Eigentumsrecht, in der Rechtsgültigkeit der zivilen Trauung usw. Der 'Code civil' (nachher: Code Napoleon), der ... gemäß den liberalen Ideen des 18. Jahrhunderts die grundlegenden Punkte des sozialen Gesellschaftsvertrages in eine praktisch anwendbare Form brachte, gewann unvergleichlichen Einfluß auf die rechtlichen Institutionen der gesamten zivilisierten Welt" (KNLL).- KNLL XVIII, 406 f.; Katalog "König Lustik!? Jeromome Bonaparte und der Modellstaat Königreich Westphalen" (Kassel 2008), Abt. 6.3: Arbeiten und Leben - Der Code Napoleon = S. 434 ff.; Kaspers (Vom Sachsenspiegel zum Code Napoleon) 152; Fromm II,5456. --- Das Besondere dieses Exemplars des zweisprachigen "Code Napoleon" ist der Umstand, daß fast die gesamten 1054 Seiten des deutschen und des französischen Gesetzestextes von einem französischen Juristen der Zeit, Adolphe Edouard de Brincneux (?), und im späten 19. Jahrhundert von Dr. jur. Carl Peucer mit ausführlichen Randbemerkungen (meist in brauner Tinte, wenige mit Bleistift) begleitet werden und Unterstreichungen oder Streichungen mit blauem oder rotem Buntstift ausgeführt wurden. Dazu hat Peucer noch 58 meist beidseitig beschriebene Notizzettel - dem Inhalt der Texte entsprechend - in das Buch eingelegt. Carl Peucer (1843 - 1937), ein Urenkel Wielands, war seit dem 1. Januar 1872 großherzoglich sächsischer Assessor zu Eisenach, später geheimer Justizrat in Bürgel bei Apolda.

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        Manuel des amphitryons

      1808. relié. Bon état. A Paris, Chez Capelle et Renand, 1808. In-8, reliure demi-basane havane, dos lisse avec caissons et titre dorés, pièce de titre rouge, 384 p., 17 planches dont un frontispice. Quelques rousseurs. Dos avec quelques usures. Décharges sur les pages de garde (ancien scotch ?). Charnières faibles. EDITION ORIGINALE TRES RECHERCHEE DE CE CELEBRE OUVRAGE. Divisé en trois parties. La première est un traité de la dissection des viandes. Il comprend trente chapitres sur les différentes pièces qui peuvent se présenter sous le couteau du maître de maison, sanglier, veau, lièvre, ortolan, grive, bécasse, truite, brochet... La seconde partie comprend 7 chapitres de menus saisonniers, pour 15 à 60 couverts. La dernière en 10 chapitres, contient les éléments de la politesse gourmande. Bien complet des pages 357 à 384 (Tables) qui manquent dans de nombreux exemplaires. Bitting, 203 ; Vicaire 427-428 ; Simon, 805 ; Oberlé, 135.

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        Lesefrüchte aus dem Gebiete der dramatischen Musik". Eigenh. Manuskript (Fragment) mit Namenszug im Titel.

      O. O. u. D. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. "Das gesungene Schauspiel hat seit seinem Entstehen die wärmste Theilnahme gefunden. Schon vor zweyhundert Jahren wurden große Summen darauf verwendet, und in gegenwärtiger Zeit hat dieser Aufwand sich bis zum Unerschwinglichen gesteigert [.]". - Mosel war eine der einflußreichsten Persönlichkeiten im Musikleben des vormärzlichen Wien. Privat dem Schubert-Kreis freundschaftlich verbunden, komponierte er vorwiegend Vokalwerke und war als wissenschaftlicher Musikschriftsteller und -rezensent von Bedeutung (so schuf er die erste wissenschaftliche Arbeit über das Requiem von Mozart). "Etwa ab 1808 gehörte Mosel als Musikschriftsteller, Komponist, Bearbeiter und Dirigent zu den führenden Persönlichkeiten des Wiener Musiklebens, wozu ihm außer seiner Fähigkeiten auch die Freundschaft mit Graf M. Dietrichstein verhalf. Dieser erreichte als Hoftheaterdirektor die Ernennung Mosels zum Vizedirektor und Hofrat. Ab 1826 war Mosel Leiter der Hoftheater, da Dietrichstein zum Präfekt der Hofbibliothek wurde" (ÖBL, s. v.)

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Joseph").

      Neapel, 10. III. 1808.. ½ S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to.. An M. de Clermont mit einer Nachricht über Admiral Ganteaume, der auf Korfu war und den man am 2. März auf der Höhe von "Zante" (Zakynthos) wähnte. Ein Brief von ihm sollte dem Konteradmiral Cosmao am 4. März überbracht worden sein und ihn zur (Ver-?)Sammlung aufgerufen haben: "[ ] d'une lettre de l'amiral qui prescrivait au contre amiral Cosmao de le[s?] rallier: cette lettre doit etre parvenue au contre amiral le 4 mars, il sera parti [...]." Möglicherweise würde das gesamte Geschwader nach Tarent kommen. Er möge die Einheiten weiter arbeiten lassen und ihn über interessante Neuigkeiten auf dem Laufenden halten: "[...] il est dans l'ordre des choses possibles que toute l'escadre vienne a tarente. Continuez a faire travailler aux batteries et mandez-moi par des coursiers les nouvelles qui peuvent m'interesser [...]". - Mit drei kleinen Stecknadeldurchstichen und leicht angestaubt, insgesamt jedoch wohlerhalten.

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        The British Essayists; with Prefaces , Historical and Biographical by

      London: Printed for J. Johnson et al [by J. Woodfall, Printer, Paternoster-row], 1808. With Copper plates Poirtrait frontispieces. 45 vols. 12mo. Bound in full contemporary brown mottled calf, gilt spine, red and green leather title labels. Volume One has one board off. Bookplate of George Preistley. Handsome set. With Copper plates Poirtrait frontispieces. 45 vols. 12mo.

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        The British Essayists; with Prefaces , Historical and Biographical by

      London: Printed for J. Johnson et al [by J. Woodfall, Printer, Paternoster-row], 1808. With Copper plates Poirtrait frontispieces. 45 vols. 12mo. Bound in full contemporary brown mottled calf, gilt spine, red and green leather title labels. Volume One has one board off. Bookplate of George Preistley. Handsome set. With Copper plates Poirtrait frontispieces. 45 vols. 12mo.

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        A JOURNAL OF THE VOYAGES AND TRAVELS OF A CORPS OF DISCOVERY, UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAIN LEWIS AND CAPTAIN CLARKE OF THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES, FROM THE MOUTH OF THE RIVER MISSOURI THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH AMERICA TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, DURING THE YEARS 1804, 1805, & 1806. CONTAINING AN AUTHENTIC RELATION OF THE MOST INTERESTING TRANSACTIONS DURING THE EXPEDITION: A DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY: AND AN ACCOUNT OF ITS INHABITANTS, SOIL, CLIMATE, CURIOSITIES AND VEGETABLE AND ANIMAL PRODUCTIONS

      London: J. Budd, 1808.. iv,381pp. Antique half calf and marbled boards, very good. The first British edition of the Gass narrative, usually considered the best, is printed in a large and elegant format as opposed to the American original: it is also rarer than the Pittsburgh first edition and is not listed in the NSTC. The two-page introduction by the English publisher, Budd, is dated April 18, 1808 and makes a virtue of the fact that Gass "appears to have been of inferior rank in the Expedition; but, for those who wish to know the unadorned truth, that circumstance is not likely to be lamented. From such facts as he records, the reader will be able to form a much more correct idea of the real state of the country, than he would from a narrative, written under the influence of a desire to establish or confirm certain pre-conceived positions; not to mention another influence, too generally prevalent in America, namely, that of self-interest, for which there may be such ample scope for indulgence, in giving an account of countries, immediately adjoining that of a nation of land-jobbers." Because of the delay in the publication of the official account, Gass' journal was the first to appear, and as such was eagerly taken up by readers starved for information about Lewis and Clark. Gass was a sergeant who, by order of Lewis and at the insistence of Thomas Jefferson, kept a journal of the expedition's activities, and this book seems closely based on that document. "Patrick Gass was a rough reliable frontier soldier when he joined the Lewis and Clark expedition. He was made a sergeant when Sergeant Floyd died. He writes a terse soldier's narrative, exasperating in its brevity, but always with rugged honesty. His story was for many years the only true account of the expedition - the first real information the nation had of the Oregon country and of the Louisiana Purchase. It is a work of primary importance" - Webster A. Jones. WAGNER-CAMP 6:2. HOWES G77, "b." LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 3.2. GRAFF 1517. FIELD 595.

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        [UTOPIA] A MOST PLEASANT, FRUITFUL, AND WITTY WORK OF THE BEST STATE OF A PUBLIC WEAL, AND OF THE NEW ISLE CALLED UTOPIA: WRITTEN IN LATIN BY THE RIGHT WORTHY AND FAMOUS SIR THOMAS MORE, KNIGHT, AND TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH BY RAPHE ROBINSON A D 1551

      London: Printed by William Bulmer, at the shakespeare Press for William Miller, 1808. A new Edition; With copious Notes, (including the whole of Dr. Warner's) and a Biographical and Literary Introduction. By The Rev. T. F. Dibdin, F.S.A.. About fine, the upper hinge has been neatly repaired. A new Edition; With copious Notes, (including the whole of Dr. Warner's) and a Biographical and Literary Introduction. By The Rev. T. F. Dibdin, F.S.A. Two volumes in one. 8vo. clxxx, 141p; (ii), 320p, (i, corrections). Engraved frontispiece portrait and wood cuts in the text. Bound by Maclehose in full scarlet pebbled morocco with marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and fancy panel ornaments, the covers with ruled frames and corner ornaments. With the bookplate of Sir Theodore Martin and his library shelf location identifier, and an earlier catalogue entry mounted on the flyleaf. "Utopia is not, as often imagined, More's ideal state: it exemplifies only the virtues of wisdom, fortitude, temperance and justice. It reflects the moral poverty of the states which More knew, whose Christian rulers should possess also the Christian virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity... More, who was later knighted in 1521, was later Speaker of the House of Commons, High Steward of Cambridge University, and Lord Chancellor. In 1535 he was executed for high treason. He is a saint to the Catholic, and predecessor of Marx to the Communist. His manifesto is and will be required reading for both, and for all shades of Opinion between." (PMM 47. p 28). Windle A9a.

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        Views in the South Seas, from drawings by the late James Webber, draftsman on board the Resolution, Captain James Cooke, from the year 1776 to 1780

      London: Boydell, 1808. Slight foxing to the title-page, stamp of the Midlands Library on the title-page and one preliminary blank leaf; generally in excellent condition.. Folio, title-page and 16 aquatint plates with fine original handcolouring, 15 leaves of descriptive text (one describing two plates); half calf, spine gilt with raised bands; folding cloth box; a fine copy. The most beautiful English colour-plate book of the Pacific, the only colour-plate book relating to Cook's voyages and the last of the great Cook publications. The sixteen coloured aquatints, after Webber's drawings, and engraved by the artist himself, form one of the finest visual statements of the South Seas as a romantic Eden.This collection of magnificent coloured views by the official artist on the third voyage is certainly the most striking publication resulting from Cook's expeditions. Views in the South Seas evolved over a number of years from the original series of twelve soft-ground etchings produced between 1788 and 1792. The first issue of the final result was produced in 1808, although the majority of copies of the plates bear later watermarks (as here) suggesting that they were printed between 1819 and 1820. Webber was the son of a Swiss sculptor who had emigrated to England and anglicised his name. His appointment as draughtsman to the third voyage gives his christian name as John, as does the memorial tablet at the Church of the Ascension in London, although on the title-page here he is named James. The confusion is probably explained by the fact that the collection of views was published fifteen years after his death.Webber's album has always been a bibliographical curiosity. Despite the date on the title-page, most copies can be shown to have been issued about 1820. Although the plates are all dated 1 April 1809 on their captions, the watermarks are nearly always later, as here. The variety in the watermark dates can be explained by publishing practices of the time: while the text leaves were printed in one run, the more expensive plates were progressively printed in batches as required. Boydell may also have had the plates available for sale separately, reprinting them as necessary on current paper stock.The magnificently coloured views include five of Tahiti, two each of Kamchatka and Macao, one of New Zealand, and one of Tonga. The views of vegetation on Cracatoa and Pulo Condore are some of the most beautiful aquatints of tropical foliage ever issued.

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        NOUVEAU MANUEL FORESTIER. Traduit sur la 4.e édition, de l?ouvrage allemand de M. de Burgsdorf... et adapté à notre système d?administration par J.J. BAUDRILLART.

      Arthus-Bertrand 1808 In - 8 p. (mm. 214x135), 2 voll., bross. muta mod., pp. LII,460; (4),579; con 4 tabelle, più volte ripieg., e 29 tavv. f.t. (alc. più volte ripieg.), inc. in rame. L?opera è destinata ?a? l?usage des agens forestiers de tous grades, des Arpenteurs, des Gardes des Bois Impériaux et Communaux, des Préposés de la Marine, pour la recherche des Bois propres aux Constructions Navales; des Propriétaires et des Marchands de Bois, et de tous ceux qui s?occupent de la Culture du Bois et de son Emploi dans les Arts économiques?. Vi sono trattati: ?Connaissances fondamentales de la part de ceux qui doivent occuper des emplois forestiers - Aperçu de la physique en génèral - Histoire naturelle des forets - Bois résineux / / / Connaissances de mathématiques nécessaires dans les forets, et de leur application dans la pratique (géométrie - mécanique - constructions maritimes: bois de marine - constructions civiles: bois de charpente - architecture hydraulique sous le rapport des forets - fixation et fertilisation des sables / / Connaissances économico - techniques que doit avoir un forestier (culture du bois - entretien des forets - exploitation des différens produits forestier) - amélioration, entretien et produit des forets?. "Edizione originale". Occhietti e frontesp. con picc. manc., qualche lieve alone marginale, tracce d?uso e qualche fiorit., ma complessivam. buon esempl. con barbe. .

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        Utopia. Written in Latin by Right Worthy and Famous Sir Thomas More, Knight, and Translated into English by Ralph Robinson A.D 1551. A New Edition; with copious notes, and a Bibliographical and Literary introduction by the Rev. T.F. Dibdin, F.S.A

      London: Shakespeare Press, 1808., 1808. Large paper Octavo. Bound in half green morocco over marbled paper boards, with gilt titles and extra gilt to spine; all edges red stained, marbled endpapers. Illustrated with an engraved portrait frontispiece, and numerous in-text engravings by R. Austin. Neat ownership inscription, and second ownership stamp. Binding is rubbed to joints, boards scuffed, corners and spine ends bumped. Minor foxing to prelims and end matter. First and final gatherings have some loss and repair to top right corners; includes some damage to neat ownership inscription at head of title page, "John Lewis, Henllan, Pembrokeshire". Thomas More's greatest work, which is credited with launching not just the utopian genre, but also often science fiction as well. More's fictional adventurer, Raphael Hythlodaeus, has sailed to a mysterious moon-shaped island where gold is as prevalent as iron, and where the natives live in a sort of proto-socialist wonderland. Part satire, part wonder tale, this is a landmark piece of literature, in an attractively printed early nineteenth century edition. Ownership stamp, "Diana Lenygon" to prelims.

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        Marmion , a tale of flodden field. The fourth edition.

      Edinburgh. 1808. 8vo. Rødt samtidig helskinnsbind, opphøyde ryggbånd, rik ryggforgylling, indre og ytre denteller, helt gullsnitt. (10), 377, cxxviii s.8vo. Red contemporary full leather binding, raised bands, spine richly gilt, inner and outer dentelles, a. e. g. (10), 377, cxxviii pp.. Under fremre gullsnitt skjuler det seg en "fore-edge painting" som viser Dover.Indre falser noe svake, noe slitasje ved kapitélene,hjørnene støtt.Beneath front edge, a fore-edge painting showing Dover. Inner hinges a bit weak, head and foot of spine a bit worn, corners bumped

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        6 18th CENTURY CHILDREN'S BOOKS BOUND TOGETHER: JEMIMA PLACID; GOODY TWO SHOES; LITTLE GOODY GOOSECAP; PERAMBULATIONS OF A MOUSE; THE CRIES OF LONDON; A COLLECTION OF RIDDLES, CHARADES, REBUSSES

      London (5), York (1), various publishers, all pre circa 1808.. 5 published in London, Goody Goosecap in York, all approximately 120 x 80 mm, 4 7/8 x 3 inches. [KILNER, Mary Ann]. JEMIMA PLACID, or, The Advantage of Good-Nature, Exemplified in a Variety of Familiar Incidents. Printed and sold by John Marshall, No.140, Fleet Street, circa 1808 (Fleet Street address from circa 1805). THIRD EDITION inscribed 1808, 12mo, frontispiece and 28 woodcuts in the text, pages: (iii)-vii, (1 - blank), 9-91, (1 -blank). Frontispiece and a few cuts at the beginning water coloured quite neatly by a little owner, a few lower margins and a few fore-edges trimmed, loss of last line on H2 recto and verso, occasionally just shaving last line of text or frame to a cut, no loss of legibility but one or two signature letters are missing, tiny chip to upper margin of G6. Osborne, II, page 904 (first edition of 1783). THE HISTORY OF GOODY TWO SHOES with the Means of Acquiring Learning, Wisdom, and Riches. Printed and sold by Darton and Harvey, No.55 Gracechurch Street, 1806. 12mo, frontispiece and 29 woodcuts in the text, pages: (2), 84. Title page is a very good hand inked FACSIMILE on old paper, the frontispiece and 26 cuts have been quite neatly water coloured, a few seem to have been done long after the book was issued, small closed tear to margin of E4, neatly repaired. The Dartons, page 114, G394 (8), D & H's first edition appeared in 1793. TOBY TEACHEM. THE ENTERTAINING HISTORY OF LITTLE GOODY GOOSECAP. Containing a Variety of Adventures calculated to Amuse and Instruct. Adorned with Cut by Bewick. Printed by and for T. Wilson and R. Spence, 1803. 12mo, LACKING FRONTISPIECE, present are 32 woodcuts in the text, pages: 82 including title page. 13 woodcuts water coloured quite neatly by little owner, a couple of small closed tears from fore-edge into text of final leaf, neatly repaired, all legible, a few blocks rather worn. Osborne II, page 949. [KILNER, Dorothy]. THE LIFE AND PERAMBULATION OF A MOUSE. In 2 Volumes. Printed & sold by John Marshall, No. 4 Aldermary Church Yard in Bow Lane & No. 17, Queen Street, Cheapside, circa 1790. 12mo, Volume I, frontispiece, engraved title page with vignette and 25 half page woodcuts, pages: xii, (13)-91, (1 - blank). Title vignette and 2 woodcuts with some hand colouring by previous owner, half of C3 untidily torn out, badly damaging 1 woodcut, tiny chip to fore-edge of A6 and E5, slight brown staining to inner edge of D1-E4, some blocks rather worn Volume II, frontispiece, engraved title page with vignette, and 14 half page woodcuts in the text, pages: viii, (9)-73, (1 - blank), no adverts. Title vignette hand coloured, a few fore-edge margins slightly trimmed, some blocks rather worn. Oppenheimer 1464 seems to be our edition; see also Osborne II, page 273. TICKLECHEEK, Timothy. THE CRIES OF LONDON displaying the manners, customs & characters, of various people who traverse London streets with articles to sell, to which is added some pretty poetry applicable to each character, intended to amuse and instruct all good children, with London and the country contrasted... Forming Vol. 3 of the Youth's pocket library. J. Fairburn, 1797. 12mo, engraved title page, frontispiece and 12 very good plates for 13 trades, pages: 54. A few margins very lightly soiled, small ink stain on verso frontispiece with very slight show-through, Fat Goose plate at page 16 has some very pale red staining (see images), tiny closed tear to top edge of page 33. ESTC N31874. A copy in the Osborne Collection Toronto but not listed in the catalogue. PUZZLEWELL, Peter. A CHOICE COLLECTION OF RIDDLES, CHARADES, REBUSSES, &c. chiefly original. Printed by Emilia Rider for E. Newbery, 1800. THIRD EDITION (?) 12mo, engraved frontispiece, redrawn slightly from the 2 earlier editions, pages: iv, (1)-103. Some upper margins trimmed shaving 1 or 2 page numbers, small pale ink smudge on pages 3, 6 and 92, no loss, very slight pale foxing to a couple of pages, otherwise clean, last 4 leaves slightly torn at lower edge, final leaf reinserted neatly, wear to edges neatly repaired. Roscoe J311(5), not examined by Roscoe as the BL copy was destroyed. Bound in 19th century half calf over marbled boards, gilt rules and gilt title "Tracts" to spine. Hinges cracked, spine crudely relaid with non-matching leather showing at hinges, slightly worn at head and tail of spine, partial vertical crack to covers, corners slightly worn, name and date 1867 to front pastedown, 2 original free endpapers front and rear. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Prospect des Kalomensköe, eines Kaiserl: alten Somer Palast bei Moscau.

      Augsburg, Carmine, nach 1808.. Altkolorierter Kupferstich (Guckkasten), Bildausschnitt 28 x 39 cm, Blattgr. 30 x 40,5 cm.. Ritter et al., Die Guckkastenblätter des Augsburger Kunstverlegers Joseph Carmine, in: Gestochen in Augsburg, p. 201, Il mondo nouvo, 217. Selten, wie alle Guckkastenblätter von Carmine, zeigt den Holzpalast von Kolomenskoje, die ehemalige Sommerresidenz der russischen Zaren, im 18. Jahrhundert erst dem Verfall preisgegeben und dann abgerissen, in den letzten Jahren nach alten Plänen rekonstruiert; aus der nicht nummerierten Ausgabe der Serie; etwas knittrig und knapprandig, sonst von guter Erhaltung.

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        The Compleat Angler; or, Contemplative Man's Recreation

      London: Printed for Samuel Bagster, in the Strand, 1808. First Bagster edition, Mercier and Co. Octavo edition. Engraved half title present. Illustrated with 32 engravings by Audinet (15 plates, 17 small fish in text), 2 musical engravings, 2 woodcuts. Printed by C. Mercier and Co. vi, [7]-512 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, black lettering piece. Mminor foxing, with 1809 owner signature in upper title margin. Bookplate. Very good plus copy. First Bagster edition, Mercier and Co. Octavo edition. Engraved half title present. Illustrated with 32 engravings by Audinet (15 plates, 17 small fish in text), 2 musical engravings, 2 woodcuts. Printed by C. Mercier and Co. vi, [7]-512 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Coigney 17

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        A Letter to the Livery of London, relative to the views of the writer in executing the Office of Sheriff. Second edition

      T. Gillett, London 1808 - Octavo, fine uncut copy in original publisher's boards (rubbed), with old manuscript label to spine; spine worn and joints neatly repaired. A compassionate and carefully reasoned appeal for clemency, with specific criticism of transportation: 'Phillips points out the cruelty and injustice of transporting female offenders, often for very trifling crimes, to Botany Bay, nominally for a limited period, but in reality for life, no provision being made for their return' (Ferguson).Writing in his capacity as a Sheriff of London and Middlesex, Phillips was gravely concerned with the state of prisoners and describes problems of nutrition, heating, and other abuses of detainees in some detail. Conditions in British prisons and the arbitrary role of gaolers came under increasing scrutiny during the early years of the nineteenth-century, as a direct continuation of the work of the great reformer John Howard. This book prints a range of letters from Phillips to gaolers, magistrates and other officials, so describing the individual misfortunes of those who have earned his pity, including women sentenced to transportation to New South Wales.As a curious footnote to the social history of the era, the author details his expenses, lists members of the Sheriff's fund and itemises disbursements for the year 1808 to the close of March (we learn, for example, that Phillips allowed some £7/15s for 'oatmeal, onions, and leeks, for a daily supply of oatmeal porridge for the female convicts'). Ferguson, 472. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Statuten Fur Den Erhabenen Osterreichisch-Kaiserlichen Leopolds-Orden [Statutes of the Order of Leopold]

      Wien. Aus der Kaiserlich-Koniglichen Hof und Staatsdruckerey , 1808., 1808. Slim Folio. With 5 engraved plates. Bound in contemporary full red morocco, decorative gilt rule to boards with the Arms of the Austrian Emperor Leopold in gilt to centre of upper just a little rubbed. Additional ms. leaf attached at end describing various changes to the Statutes. Boards dusty with little scratch marks. Very good indeed.

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        General Order Book of H.M.S. Sparrowhawk. Dawson Mayne Esq. Commander. 27th December 1830. At Sea

      Small 4to. 13 pages of manuscript entries. The "Sparrowhawk" was a sloop of 18 guns, built in 1808 and broken up in 1847. According to the "Naval Biographical Dictionary," Mayne took command in July 1830 in the West Indies, and stayed with the ship until October 1831 when he took command of a receiving ship in Port Royal, Jamaica. This manuscriot details, in daily order, the actions necessary for maintaining the ship while at sea. In a second section, "General Duty" the duties of each officer aboard is spelled out. These duties are outlined by Mayne writing in the first person, and are specific to the "Sparrowhawk". Mayne has signed both the daily routine and general duty sections. The title page of the manuscript is a beautiful ink rendering of the "Sparrowhawk" in port. Bound in sailcloth. Very good condition.

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

      Tip. Capelli 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. Universit? 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:?Santangelo; 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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        Analyse sobre a justiÁa do commercio do resgate dos escravos da costa da Africa, novamente revista, e accrescentada .

      Lisbon, Na Nova Officina de Jo?o Rodrigues Neves, 1808. - xv, 112 pp., (1 l. errata). 2 works bound in 1 volume. 4?, twentieth-century mottled sheep (ca. 1975; only the slightest wear), back richly gilt, gilt letter, top edge rouged, other edges uncut, contemporary plain wrappers bound in. Internally very fine. C.R. Boxer's copy, with his autograph on verso of front free endleaf, dated 8ñ11ñ77. 2 works bound in 1 volume. ---- FIRST EDITION IN PORTUGUESE of the @Analyse, in which Azeredo Coutinho argues that both slavery and the slave trade are indispensable for the agricultural development of Brazil, and thus for the prosperity and security of Portugal and her Empire. In the @Concordancia, printed here for the first time, he argues that one cannot attack slavery without attacking the concept of private property, and that the laws forbidding the enslavement of Indians do not apply to Africans. The @Concordancia complements the @Analyse and is often bound with it.Azeredo Coutinho wrote the @Analyse in 1796 and submitted it to the Academia das Sciencias, which refused to publish it. He then translated it into French and had it printed in London, 1798, under the title @Analyse sur la justice du commerce du rachat des esclaves de la cÙte d'Afrique. (@NUC locates copies only at DLC, RPJCB and MB.) As the debate over the slavery question became more heated, Azeredo Coutinho expanded the work, adding 48 new sections (this Portuguese text has 131, compared to 83 in the French) and new footnotes. In 1808, he was finally granted a license to publish the work in Portuguese. It is surely not coincidental that the British had abolished slavery in the previous year and were pressuring the Portuguese to do the same.Azeredo Coutinho (1742-1821), a native of Rio de Janeiro, was one of the most influential Brazilian writers of his time, a leading figure in the Brazilian Enlightenment, and "the greatest reactionary of his time" (Borba). He served as archdeacon of Rio de Janeiro, bishop of Pernambuco and inquisitor general in Portugal, and he worked with great zeal to develop the commerce and industry of his native Brazil.---- Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 231; @PerÌodo colonial p. 106-7. Blake IV, 477-8 (also listing, without collation, what is surely a ghost edition of Lisbon, 1796). InnocÍncio IV, 385: without collation. Rodrigues 782 and 784. @Greenlee Catalogue I, 387: listing only the @Analyse. JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books 808/20-1. Bethell, @Abolition of the Brazilian Slave Trade p. 6. NUC: both works at DLC, InU and MH-BA; @Concordancia alone at MB. OCLC: 25951936 (errata leaf not mentioned: Newberry Library, Northwestern University, University of California San Diego); 78833114 (University of California Berkeley Law Library); 65237023 (eBook); 251671363 (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz); 558145773 (British Library); 459003161 (BibliothËque Nationale de France). Porbase locates four copies, two in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, one in the Biblioteca Jo?o Paulo II-Universidade CatÛlica Portuguesa, and one in the Biblioteca Municipal de Elvas. Copac repeats British Library and also lists the eBook.SHIPPED FROM PORTUGAL---- BOUND WITH: @COUTINHO, JosÈ Joaquim da Cunha de Azeredo. @Concordancia das leis de Portugal, e das bullas pontificias, das quaes humas permittem a escravid?o dos pretos d'Africa, e outras prohibem a escravid?o dos Indios do Brazil. Lisbon: Na Nova Officina de Jo?o Rodrigues Neves, 1808. Internally very fine. 21, (1) pp.@* Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 342; and @PerÌodo colonial p. 108. Sacramento Blake IV, 478. InnocÍncio IV, 385: had not seen a copy. OCLC: 65237026 (eBook); 81417633 (University of California San Diego, British Library); 251671778 (Universitaatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz). Porbase locates four copies, two in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, one in the Biblioteca Jo?o Paulo II-Universidade CatÛlica Portuguesa, and one in the Biblioteca Municipal de Elvas. Copec repeats British Library and also lists an Interne [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        DE RERUM NATURA LIBRI SEX Ad optimas editiones collati Studiis Societatis

      Argentorati (Strasbourg): Ex typographia societatis, 1808. Fine. Ex typographia societatis, Argentorati (Strasbourg) 1808, In 8 (13,5x22,5cm), XLI, (3) 253pp. (50), relié. - Second edition, augmented by the League of Two Bridges. Strasbourg neat print on mottled calf velin.Plein. Beautiful pastiche of eighteenth twentieth binding using a beautiful leather. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. Some scuffs on the boards. Bel exemplaire.L'édition contains further the life of Lucrece by Denys Lambin, taking the first edition with commentary of 1563, a bibliographic history of the book of Lucrece. The index has grouped optimally top marks of ancient and modern editions. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition, augmentée, par la Société des Deux Ponts. Impression strasbourgeoise soignée sur vélin. Reliure en plein veau marbré. Très beau pastiche XXe d'une reliure XVIIIe utilisant un beau cuir. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Quelques épidermures sur les plats. Bel exemplaire. L'édition contient outre la vie de Lucrece par Denys Lambin, reprenant la première édition commentée de 1563, une histoire bibliographique de l'ouvrage de Lucrece. L'index a regroupé de façon optimale les meilleures notes des éditions anciennes et modernes.

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        A NEW SYSTEM OF CHEMICAL PHILOSOPHY.

      Manchester, printed by S. Russell for R. Bickerstaff, 1808-10.FIRST EDITION 1808 - 10, 2 VOLUMES ONLY OF 3 (Volume 3 not published until 1827). 8vo, approximately 210 x 135 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, 8 engraved plates, 4 in rear of each volume, pages: Volume 1, vi, [1], [1] - 220; Volume 2, [8], 221 - 560, rebound in modern full calf, contrasting red and green gilt lettered labels, extra gilt spine, gilt borders to covers, new endpapers, housed in a plain brown cloth slipcase. Title page to Volume 1 slightly foxed, title page to Volume 2 slightly trimmed at outer edge and narrow strip of browning to edges, plates have pale foxing and age - browning, the 4 plates in Volume 2 have a narrow strip of pale staining to the top edge, nowhere near the image, pale age - browning to text, tip of 1 corner missing, nowhere near text, otherwise very good copies in attractive bindings. See: The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine, Part 2, page 110, No. 399; The Honeyman Collection of Scientific Books and Manuscripts, Part 2, No. 817; Denis Duveen, Bibliotheca Alchemica et Chemica, page 156; A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume 2, page 428; Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Volume 3, page 537. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Garden of the Soul. Or, a Manual of Spiritual Exercises and Instructions for Christians who, living in the World, aspire to Devotion. SCARCE KEATING EDITION

      Printed by Keating Brown & Co., 38 Duke-street, Grosvenor-square 1808 12mo. with a table in the text neat mid - nineteenth signature on front free endpaper; contemporary calf back with flat bands ruled in gilt second compartment with black leather label ruled and lettered in gilt all other compartments ruled and tooled in gil Bishop Challoner's prayer book for the laity was first published in 1740. A VERY SCARCE EDITION. No copy is listed in BLPC or COPAC.

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        Die Chemie in ihrer Anwendung auf Künste und Handwerke.

      Berlin, Realschulbuchhandlung, 1808. - 2 Bde. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. Mit Anmerkungen begleitet von Sigismund Friedrich Hermbstädt. 11 gef. Kupfertafeln, XXVIII, 392 S. - 1 gef. Kupfertafel, 544 S., XXVIII. Pappbände der Zeit mit umlaufendem Grünschnitt, Rückenschildern u. dekorativer Rückenvergoldung (nur leicht bestoßen). Innenspiegel und Titelblatt jeweils gestempelt, Seiten leicht gebräunt. Sonst wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A NEW SYSTEM OF CHEMICAL PHILOSOPHY

      Manchester, printed by S. Russell for R. Bickerstaff, 1808-10.. FIRST EDITION 1808-10, 2 VOLUMES ONLY OF 3 (Volume 3 not published until 1827). 8vo, approximately 210 x 135 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, 8 engraved plates, 4 in rear of each volume, pages: Volume 1, vi, [1], [1]-220; Volume 2, [8], 221-560, rebound in modern full calf, contrasting red and green gilt lettered labels, extra gilt spine, gilt borders to covers, new endpapers, housed in a plain brown cloth slipcase. Title page to Volume 1 slightly foxed, title page to Volume 2 slightly trimmed at outer edge and narrow strip of browning to edges, plates have pale foxing and age-browning, the 4 plates in Volume 2 have a narrow strip of pale staining to the top edge, nowhere near the image, pale age-browning to text, tip of 1 corner missing, nowhere near text, otherwise very good copies in attractive bindings. See: The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine, Part 2, page 110, No. 399; The Honeyman Collection of Scientific Books and Manuscripts, Part 2, No. 817; Denis Duveen, Bibliotheca Alchemica et Chemica, page 156; A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume 2, page 428; Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Volume 3, page 537. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Atlas pour servir Au Tableau de L'Espagne Moderne.

      John Stockdale, Piccadilly. 1808 - Ci-devant Ministre plenipotentiaire de France a la Cour de Madrid, l'un des Commandans de la Legion d'honneur, Associe correspondant de l'Institut national, Membre de l'Academie des Sciences de Copenhague, de l'Academie des Beaux Arts de Stockholm, etc. Paris printed 1807, reprinted for John Stockdale. Slim Quarto, [2p title, table content] Complete Atlas volume containing folding engraved map of Spain, and twenty eight engraved plates, including Plans, Views and Bullfighting plates. occasional spotting, contemporary half leather over marbled boards. Excellent Copy.

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        Description du Tibet, d'apres la Relation des Lamas Tangoutes, etablis parmi les Mongols; traduit de l'allemand avec des notes, par J. Reuilly.

      Paris, Bossange, Masson et Besson, (de l'imprimerie de Bossange, Masson et Besson), 1808,. in-8vo, 5 p. non num. (incl. feuille du faux-titre, titre, dedicace a Mons. Langles) + VIII-XII (= 5 p., epitre, preface) + 89 p. (+ 1 blanc), Modern half calf (old style), red title piece on spine.. First Edition. With an engraved illustration on title page by Duplessis-Bertaux. Very rare first French edition of a description of Tibet by Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811), translated by Baron Jean de Reuilly (1780-1810?), explorer of the Crimea and the Black Sea. The original work by Pallas was entitled 'Sammlungen historischer Nachrichten über die Mongolischen Völkerschaften', first published in 1776. Pp. 1-54 are devoted to the description of Tibet according to accounts of Tibetan Lamas established among the Mongols; the second part of the work is dedicated to a report of the celebrations and ceremonies during the period from 22 June until 12 July 1729, in the small village Ourga, to celebrate the rebirth of Koutoukhta, one of the most distinguished priests of Mongolia. During the long reign of Catherine II, Russia became increasingly receptive to Western science, technology, and culture. In 1767, Catherine II called the celebrated German naturalist and explorer Peter Simon Pallas to a professorship in natural history at the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences. This work is dedicated to the Orientalist Langles, 'Membre de l' Institut, Conservateur des manuscrits orientaux de la Bibliotheque Imperiale, Professeur de Persan'. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Cordier, Sinica, 2879; Lust 207; YAKUSHI / HAKUSUISHA, R93.

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        Pianta della città di Firenze.

      Presso Molini Landi e Co., 1808. Incisione in rame all?acquaforte, b / n cm 51,5 x 69,7 (alla lastra) più margini. Titolo in semplice cartiglio in alto a sn., giglio fiorentino entro tondo in alto a ds., nome dell'incisore ?Gius. Canacci inc.? in bs. a sn., in lastra e fuori dalla parte figurata. Bella pianta della città realizzata in proiezione piana e secondo il criterio della moderna topografia, redatta con grande precisione planimetrica e assai dettagliata nel riportare i nomi delle strade del centro urbano. Nell?angolo inf. a sn. scena allegorica con figura e leone, sullo sfondo l'insieme del Battistero e del Duomo e il Palazzo della Signoria, simboli della città di Firenze. La prima tiratura della pianta reca la data 1808, come nel nostro esemplare (le tirature successive sono datate 1847 e 1865 e mostrano dei successivi ritocchi. Un minimo foxing ai margini, peraltro bella impressione e in margini.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Botteghina D'arte G]
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        Views in the South Seas, from drawings by the late James Webber, draftsman on board the Resolution, Captain James Cooke, from the year 1776 to 1780

      London: Boydell, 1808. Folio, title-page and 16 aquatint plates in fine and bright original handcolouring, with 15 leaves of descriptive text (one describing two plates); some foxing to the first pages of text, the plates showing some wear at the edges with some small closed tears, not affecting images, a few plate slightly offset onto facing blanks; generally a good copy in later crimson half morocco, rubbed. The only colour-plate book relating to Cook's voyages. The most beautiful English colour-plate book of the Pacific, the only colour-plate book relating to Cook's voyages and the last of the great Cook publications. The sixteen coloured aquatints, after Webber's drawings, and engraved by the artist himself, form one of the finest visual statements of the South Seas as a romantic Eden.This collection of magnificent coloured views by the official artist on the third voyage is certainly the most striking publication resulting from Cook's expeditions. Views in the South Seas evolved over a number of years from the original series of twelve soft-ground etchings produced between 1788 and 1792. The first issue of the final result was produced in 1808, although the majority of copies of the plates bear later watermarks (as here) suggesting that they were printed between 1819 and 1820. Webber was the son of a Swiss sculptor who had emigrated to England and anglicised his name. His appointment as draughtsman to the third voyage gives his christian name as John, as does the memorial tablet at the Church of the Ascension in London, although on the title-page here he is named James. The confusion is probably explained by the fact that the collection of views was published fifteen years after his death.Webber's album has always been a bibliographical curiosity. The variety in the watermark dates can be explained by publishing practices of the time: while the text leaves were printed in one run, the more expensive plates were progressively printed in batches as required. Boydell may also have had the plates available for sale separately, reprinting them as necessary on current paper stock.The magnificently coloured views include five of Tahiti, two each of Kamchatka and Macao, one of New Zealand, and one of Tonga. The views of vegetation on Cracatoa and Pulo Condore are some of the most beautiful aquatints of tropical foliage ever issued.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The Garden of the Soul. Or, a Manual of Spiritual Exercises and Instructions for Christians who, living in the World, aspire to Devotion. SCARCE KEATING EDITION

      Printed by Keating Brown & Co., 38 Duke-street, Grosvenor-square, 1808 - 12mo. with a table in the text neat mid-nineteenth signature on front free endpaper; contemporary calf back with flat bands ruled in gilt second compartment with black leather label ruled and lettered in gilt all other compartments ruled and tooled in gil Bishop Challoner's prayer book for the laity was first published in 1740. A VERY SCARCE EDITION. No copy is listed in BLPC or COPAC. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Observations on Abortion: Containing an Account of the Manner in which it takes place, the Causes which produce it and the Method of preventing or treating it

      Printed by Wright, Goodenow, and Stockwell, Troy, N.Y. 1808 - First American edition. 151 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Previously published in England in 1806, then again with revisions in 1807; this first American edition is based on the revised edition of 1807. Austin 358 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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 BlakeÕs designs. Later half-calf over contemporary marbled boards, marbled edges, gilt backstrip on raised bands. With W. Robinson booksellers (Liverpool) ticket and bookplate of Neva and Guy Littell on the front pastedown. Very good. First quarto edition, of considerable rarity in early boards. Bentley, Blake Books, 435B. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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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! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        The Grave. A Poem

      London: Bensley for Cromek, 1808, Folio, xiv, 36, (4) pp. With an etched portrait frontispiece after Phillips printed on India paper, title-page, and 11 plates engraved by Luigi Schiavonetti after Blake?s designs. Old half brown morocco, cloth boards, upper cover titled in gilt. Some scuffing and wear. First folio edition, the rarest and best edition of this famous book, with the famous portrait of Blake printed on India paper, thus a lovely impression. Slight foxing to the portrait and title-page but a remarkably good and well-margined copy with the first state (Davis for Davies) of all nine of the plates -- some of which were corrected in the second folio edition. Bentley, Blake Books, 435A. Bindman, Complete Graphic Works of Blake, 465-476. See also Essick and Paley, ?The Printing of Blake?s Designs for Blair?s Grave? The Book Collector, Winter 1975.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Gesamtansicht gegen Mitternacht ('Ansicht der Hanseestadt Lübeck gegen Mitternacht. - Vue de la Ville de Lübeck du Coté de Nord.').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Joseph Carmine in Augsburg, 1808-1828, 30,5 x 39,5 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! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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