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        The Compleat Angler .

      Printed for Samuel Bagster, in the Strand, London 1808 - First Bagster edition, with half-title and ads. Engraved half title present. Illustrated with 32 engravings by Audinet (15 plates, 17 small fish in text), 2 musical engravings, 2 woodcuts. Printed by Mercier and Chervet. 512, [2, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Coigney 17; Oliver 17 Bound in three quarters tan calf and marbled boards. Some foxing to plates, else fine Engraved half title present. Illustrated with 32 engravings by Audinet (15 plates, 17 small fish in text), 2 musical engravings, 2 woodcuts. Printed by Mercier and Chervet. 512, [2, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo First Bagster edition, with half-title and ads. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de l'Amérique septentrionale, contenant un grand nombre d'espèces decrites ou figurées pour la première fois

      Paris: chez Desray, 1808. 2 volumes, folio. (21 5/8 x 13 1/2 inches). Uncut. 131 etched plates after J.-G. Pretre by L. Bouquet, printed in colors by Langlois and finished by hand, extra-illustrated with a double-page engraved map of L'Amerique Septentrionale (as usual, plate number 42 from an Atlas Universel). Contemporary red morocco, covers with border of gilt fillets and a dog-tooth roll, spines in six compartments with double-raised bands, the bands highlighted with gilt tooling and the space between each pair of bands with a narrow onlay of black morocco, lettered in gilt on labels in the second and third compartments, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers Provenance: Samuel Jones-Loyd, 1st Baron Overstone (1796-1883, armorial bookplate); Robert James Lindsay (1832-1901, Baron Wantage of Lockinge, VC, KCB, FRS, circular armorial booklabel) A fine uncut wide-margined copy of the first edition of this classic of American ornithology. The work contains descriptions of many North American birds, some of which predate those of Alexander Wilson. Vieillot, along with Wilson, was a pioneer in a new kind of ornithology in which birds were no longer assessed as specimens and skins but studied as living organisms within their environment. "Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot was one of the more discerning ornithologists who gave particular study to female, immature and seasonal plumages" (Allen). The plates bear all the hallmarks of the great French natural history books of the first two decades of the 19th century. The plates are individual works of art, whilst also being scientifically-accurate pictorial documents of the highest order, and they are, invariably, carefully observed and beautifully printed. Allen 549-552; Anker 515; Fine Bird Books (1990) p.112; Nissen IVB 957; Ronsil 3030; Yale/Ripley p.300; Zimmer p.654.

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        [Album of six watercolor views of scenes in Kamchatka and Siberia in the late 18th Century]

      1808. Six watercolors on individual sheets measuring 10½ x 16¼ inches on average. Five of the six watercolors titled in manuscript below the image, and with extensive German-language notes on the verso of each sheet. Bound into modern half morocco and marbled boards (oblong quarto in size), gilt morocco label reading "Kamtschatka et Siberie Album de Dessins" on front board. Very minor wear or soiling in the edges of the margins, else fine. Splendid watercolors of Kamchatka and Siberia A very interesting atlas of splendid watercolors by an unknown artist, showing scenes in Kamchatka and Siberia in the late 18th century. The paintings are quite well done, and while the artist's facility for drawing human figures is not of the highest magnitude, his ability in rendering places, topography, and villages is very fine. The identity of the artist is unknown, but it seems likely that he was a German of some means who owned or had access to a collection of the most important accounts of 18th century travel in eastern Russia and the Kamchatka peninsula. The watercolors show scenes of village and seaside life as originally depicted in the plates to the travels of Cook, Sarychev, and Chappe d'Auteroche, which all took place between 1760 and 1795. Though undated, a manuscript note on the verso of the final watercolor carries the date 1808, and likely indicates when one or all of these images was painted. The images contained in this atlas are faithful, detailed, and accomplished watercolor renderings of printed plates from the atlas to James Cook's third voyage; the atlas to the voyage of Gavrila Sarychev; and the account of Jean Chappe d'Auteroche's travels to Siberia in the early 1760s. The artist has taken great care to retain interesting ethnographic details from the original sources, showing details of clothing and decoration, as well as animals, dwellings (from thatched huts to wooden structures), buildings, churches, sleds, and local boats and canoes. Two of the images feature fishing scenes, and all but one of them shows a locations near a river or the sea. The interest and usefulness of the album is further heightened by the extensive manuscript notes in German on the verso of each view. In some cases the notes give details of the source of an illustration, but they also provide information about the region depicted, the people who live there, the natural resources and topography, and much more. Further study of the album could lead to more information about the artist and the circumstances of its creation. The illustrations (with their original manuscript captions) are as follow: 1) "Gericht der stad Bolcheretskoi in Kamtschatka en ein Man, Reirende in en Winter." This winter scene in Kamchatka is a combination of two plates from the atlas to Cook's voyages, "A Man of Kamtschatka Travelling in Winter" and "A View at Bolcheretzkoi in Kamtschatka." It shows a small village of wooden buildings with thatched roofs, while a family of natives, bundled against the cold, stand in the foreground. Two cows are shown in a pen, and farm dogs and sled dogs mill about. 2) "Gerigt van de Stad en Haven van St. Petrus en St. Paulus aan Kamtschatka." This image copies a plate from the atlas to Cook's voyages entitled "A View of the Town and Harbour at St. Peter and St. Paul, in Kamtschatka." An interesting scene of a small fishing village, featuring a group of men casting large nets and other groups in canoes. Larger sailing vessels are in the water in the background, and snow-capped peaks are seen in the distance. In the left foreground are a native husband and wife, with an infant strapped to the woman's back. 3) "Gericht der Stad Tobolsk, in Siberien." Copies a plate from Chappe D'Auteroche's Voyage en Siberie , Paris, 1768. A very nice and well-done scene of a largish seaside town, with several whitewashed buildings with tall spires along the waterfront and on a cliff. Workers are shown storing casks of goods by the waterside. 4) "Gericht der Vesting auf Sterkte Sueden - Kolymsk en der Rivier Kolyma." This image copies a plate from the atlas to Sarychev's voyage, Puteshestvie Flota Kapitana Sarycheva ..., St. Petersburg, 1802. An attractive scene of a small village of wooden buildings in a waterside setting. This scene is most interesting for the details of the structures, including a Russian Orthodox Church. 5) Untitled. This is a version of the Cook atlas plate titled "Summer and Winter Habitations, in Kamtschatka." This interesting scene gives great details of the dwellings used in Kamchatka. Located along a river, they are built on stilts so as to withstand floods. 6) "Gericht van de Sterkte (of Vesting) Werchue - Koymsk, en van de Rivier Jasjaschna." This image copies a plate from the atlas to Sarychev's voyage, Puteshestvie Flota Kapitana Sarycheva ..., St. Petersburg, 1802. Another view of a small fishing village, with men casting nets at the shoreline, a mid-size sailing ship in the water, and a small group of one and two-story buildings on the shore opposite. A very interesting suite of watercolors, showing evocative scenes of village life in Siberia and Kamchatka at the time when European explorers were first visiting that remote area.

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        Exposition et défense de ma théorie de l'organisation végétale publié par le Dr. Bilderdyk - Erläuterung und vertheidigung meiner theorie des gewächsbaues

      1808 - XXXVIII, 295pp., 72 pp., (2), La Haye, Van Cleef, 1808, in-8, XXXVIII, 295pp, 72 pp, (2), 3 pl, demi-basane verte, dos lisse avec filets dorés, titre, éditeur et année, Première édition, très rare, avec envoi de l'auteur au Comte de Fontanes, grand poète et homme politique : "A Monsieur le Comte de Fontanes. Président du Corps législatif. De la part de l'auteur B.Mirbel". Texte français avec en regard la traduction allemande. Charles-François Brisseau de Mirbel (1776-1854), botaniste et homme politique français, publie en 1802, un important Traité d'anatomie et de physiologie végétales qui le fait considérer comme le père de cytologie et de la physiologie végétale. Le présent ouvrage contient les considérations sur la théorie de l'auteur par le Docteur Bilderbyk, qui vérifia la traduction allemande ; d'une lettre de Brisseau-Mirbel au docteur Treviranus, naturaliste et botaniste allemand ; d'aphorismes sur l'organisation végétale ; des observations sur l'origine et le développement des vaisseaux propres et du liber ; d'une lettre du Docteur Bilderdyck à l'auteur ainsi que de notes justificatives sur les lettres. L'ouvrage est illustré de trois belles planches dépliantes représentant les organes élémentaires des végétaux. Estampille de l'Institut Catholique de Paris annulée. Dos insolé. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        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, 1808. 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.

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        Mémoires et correspondance littéraires, dramatiques et anecdotiques, de C. S. Favart, publiés par A.P.C. Favart, son petit-fils ; et précédés d'une notice historique, rédigée sur pièces authentiques et originales, par H. F. Dumolard.

      chez Léopold Colin, A Paris 1808 - 3 vol. in-8 de (4)-308-LXXXVI pp. ; (4)-440 pp. ; (4)-328 pp., demi-veau blond, dos lisse orné de filets dorés (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Très bon exemplaire. « La correspondance avec le comte de Durazzo représente la plus grande partie d?un recueil de Mémoires et Correspondances de Favart publié en 1808. Elle naît du besoin du comte de Durazzo de connaître la réalité théâtrale parisienne. Le noble, d?origine génoise, avait pensé s?adresser à Favart, le considérant comme un homme assez discret et modéré ainsi qu?un véritable intellectuel et mondain parisien. Ces lettres restent une bonne source d?informations sur les spectacles parisiens et sur les Querelles littéraires de l?époque. Favart inaugura, d?ailleurs, le cycle des réadaptations d??uvres mineures de Voltaire et entretint avec lui des relations épistolaires qui attestent de l?évolution de leur rapport au fil du temps (.) Les correspondances de Favart demeurent une source importante concernant ses relations internationales (Goldoni, Garrick, Monnet) elles permettent d?analyser certains détails sur les spectacles de Favart et sur l?art théâtral au XVIIIe siècle » (Flora Mele, L?Atelier dramatique de Charles-Simon Favart). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Archiducatus Austriae Superioris Geographica Descriptio. Orig. Kupferstich-Karte (M. Küsell f.; C. A Schantz renov.) in 12 Blättern, auf Leinen aufgezogen und faltbar eingerichtet (in 12 Segmenten). Mit Wappen und 6 Kartuschen.

      Linz, Friedrich Eurich, 1808. - Gr.-4° (gefaltet; Gesamtgröße ca. 121 x 115 cm). Kretschmer-D.-W. II, 32 u. 743. Vgl. Descriptio Austriae S. 126.- Dritte Ausgabe der berühmten Vischer-Karte von Oberösterreich. Erstmals in Augsburg 1669 bei Melchior Küssel erschienen und von C. A. Schantz in Steyr 1762 neu herausgegeben. ". Die 1667 vollendete und 1669 im Druck erschienene Archiducatus Austriae Superioris.` von G. M. Vischer war nicht nur zu ihrer Zeit die weitaus größte und genaueste Karte O.s, sie blieb es auch über hundert Jahre lang und erlebte noch 1762 und 1808 Neuauflagen . Entsprechend ihrer Bedeutung wurde sie von vielen Kartographen des späten 17. und des 18. Jh., so von Coronelli, Homann und Seutter als Vorlage für Atlaskarten verwendet" (Kretschmer-D.W. II, 32). Die Kartuschen zeigen u.a. den Traunsee mit Gmunden und Schloß Orth, den Attersee mit Schloß Kammer, sowie Salzpfannen (Herstellung von Salz).- Kräftiger Abzug, Leinen verso tls. gering braunfleckig, sonst in gutem Erhaltungszustand. Graphik - Landkarten ÖSTERREICH [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Trial of Charles Angus, Esq, On an Indictment for the Wilful.

      1808 - Scarce Trial Involving Poison, Abortion and Murder [Trial]. Angus, Charles, Defendant. Jones, William, Jr., Reporter. The Trial of Charles Angus, Esq., On an Indictment for the Wilful Murder of Margaret Burns, At the Assizes Held at Lancaster, On Friday, 2d Sept. 1808. Before the Hon. Sir Alan Chambre, One of the Justices of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas. Taken in Short Hand. Liverpool: Printed by William Jones, [1808]. [iv], 288 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Three-quarter calf over marbled boards, rebacked with period-style gilt spine with lettering piece, hinges mended. Light rubbing to boards, corners lightly bumped, residue from bookplate to front pastedown, front free endpaper and final leaf re-hinged (and a small tear near the gutter carefully repaired). Moderate toning to text, light foxing in a few places, some soiling to verso of final leaf, internally clean. A nice copy. * Only edition. Angus was charged with assisting Margaret Burns in the abortion of their child. They used "corrosive sublimate of Mercury," which killed the fetus, and Margaret. Angus was acquitted after a trial rich in lurid detail. The publisher, who also recorded the trial in shorthand, clearly hoped to profit from the scandalous nature of the trial. Whatever commercial success this publication may have had, it is an interesting trial that tells us much about the status of women in northern Britain in the early nineteenth century. OCLC locates 7 copies in North American law libraries (Indiana Supreme Court, Los Angeles County, Social Law, the Universities of Minnesota and Virginia and Yale and York Universities. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Family Expositor or A Paraphrase and Version of The New Testament with Critical Notes...with The Life of the Author (four volumes complete)

      Mathews and Leigh, 1808, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, new edition. hardback, four volumes, 4to, burgundy half morocco lettered gilt to spine, leather rubbed and scuffed at extremities, vignette title pages to all volumes, three coloured maps of which one is folding, portrait frontis to volume one, two epitaph plates to volume four, some page corners have been turned as a result of a binding fault (without loss), scattered foxing - notably to plates, generally a well bound and clean set, uncommon, Book

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        Entdeckungs-Reise nach den Südländern, ausgeführt auf Befehl Sr. Majestät des Kaisers und Königs auf den Corvetten dem Geographen, dem Naturalisten und der Goelette dem Casuarina während der Jahre 1800, 1801, 1803 und 1804. Herausgegeben vermöge kaiserlichen Dekretes unter dem Ministerium des Herrn von Champagny. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von Ph.W.G. Hausleutner.

      Tübingen: Cotta, 1808. (Erster Band - 1. bis 3. Buch). XVI, 415 S., Gr.-8°, Halbleder, Bibliotheks-Stempel auf Innendeckel, Kanten bestossen 1. Buch: Von Frankreich nach Isle de France. 2. Buch: Von Isle de France bis Timor. 3. Buch: Von Timor nach Port Jackson. Sehr schönes und seltenes Exemplar; hier ohne die Landkarten und Ansichten. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Geographie, Asien

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        Carte hydrographique et de Poste sur la circulation intérieure du commerce dans le états de Sa Majesté l'Empereur d'Autriche

      - A Vienne chez T. Mollo 1808, carte entoilée en couleurs, sous étui cartonné, au format 162 centimétres x 106 centimètres. Gravé par MANSFELD, graveur allemand exerçant à Vienne. Belles gravures allégoriques en partie inférieure de la carte. Une tâche sur le coté toilé (voir photo) sinon Bel état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Grave. A Poem.

      4to. 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.

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        Blick auf das Alphirtenfest von 1808, mit zahlreichen Zuschauern im Kreis um die kämpfenden Schwinger, Steinstoßer usw., vorne Alphornbläser, links große Zelte mit Gastronomie, im Hintergrund die Schloßruine vor dem Gebirge.

       Altgouachierte Umrißradierung nach Franz Nicolaus König, um 1808, 32 x 48 cm. Beschreibung und Abbildung in: \"N. Flüeler(Hrsg.), Malerische Reisen durch die schöne alte Schweiz, Zürich, 1982, S. 64\". - Madame de Stael war Gast auf diesem Fest und hat uns eine Schilderung desselben hinterlassen. Nikolaus König regte Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun zu einem Ölgemälde aus der Gegenperspektive an. - Bis zur Einfassungslinie beschnitten, im Himmel schwach fleckig und ein hinterlegter Einriss. - Gerahmt. - Lebendiges und reichhaltiges Dokument der uralten Sitten und Gebräuche des Schweizer Volkes!. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Brauchtum, Schweiz

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        Gesamtansicht mit Burg Maus ('Vue De Welmich').

      - Aquatinta v. Anton Radl n. Christian Georg Schütz II. b. Friedrich Wilmans in Frankfurt am Main, dat. 1808, 48,5 x 59,5 Thieme-Becker, Bd. XXVII, S. 549f. - Anton Radl war Landschafts- u. Genremaler u. Kupferstecher (1774 in Wien - 1852 in Frankfurt). - Thieme-Becker, Bd. XXX, S. 314f. - Christian Georg Schütz II. war Maler und Radierer (1758 in Flörsheim - 1823 Frankfurt). - Eins von 12 Blatt der Rheinlandschaften von Schütz u. Radl. - Unter dem Blatt Widmung an Prinz von Nassau. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Das Bitterwasser zu Saidschitz in Böhmen.

      2 p.l., 171 pp. 8vo, cont. red sheep maroquiné, decorative fillet round sides, spine nicely gilt, pale green silk endpapers, a.e.g. Vienna: A. Strauss, n.d. [1808?]. First edition and quite scarce. Reuss (1761-1830), took his medical degree in 1783 and established a practice at Prague; during the same period he also conducted mineralogical and geological investigations and went to Freiberg to hear Werner lecture at the Bergakademie. He wrote an important geological textbook which contained the most complete exposition of Werner's ideas. "In 1784 Reuss became physician to Prince Lobkowitz and moved to the northwestern Bohemian city of Bilin...Bilin was already famous as a spa, and Reuss, in addition to his medical duties, supervised the exploitation of the mineral springs and mines belonging to his patron. In this connection he continued his mineralogical and geological researches and concurrently began an investigation of the spas of northern Bohemia."-D.S.B., XI, p. 387. In this work, Reuss provides an account of the 22 mineral springs of Saidschitz, near Teplitz and Seidlitz. The sulphuric waters of Saidschitz were considered beneficial for gout, rheumatism, and ailments of the joints and bones. A fine copy, nicely bound. .

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        Über die Kuhpockenimpfung. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt mit einer Zugabe, welche historisch-kritische Bemerkungen, und die neuesten Verhandlungen über die Vaccination in England enthält von Georg Friedrich Mühry.

      Vandheock und Ruprecht,, Göttingen, 1808 - Göttingen, Vandheock und Ruprecht, 1808. 4°. VIII S., 192 S. Mit 2 gefalteten, gestochenen Farbradierungen. Pappband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild. Hirsch-H. V, 939. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Erschien in Englisch 1806. - Willan (1757-1812) wurde vor allem mit seiner Einteilung der dermatologischen Krankheiten berühmt. - Jenner würdigte Willans Schrift als die wichtigste Verteidigung seiner Entdeckung. - Die auf Seite 123ff gemachten "Zugaben des Uebersetzers" erschien 1809 auch als Beitrag in Hufelands Journal. - Die beiden Tafeln im seltenen Farbdruck zeigen die Veränderungen der Haut. - Pappband bestossen. Papierbezug am Rücken abgesplittert. Pappband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Contes de La Fontaine; Nouvelle édition, corrigée avec soin sur celle de 1669, Enrichie pour la première fois de l?exlications des termes du vieux langage, et ornée d?une Gravure en taille-douce à la tête de chaque Conte. 2 vol.

      Paris, Duprat-Duverger 1808 - . 12°. VIII, 239 S., 283 S. mit 1 gest. Frontispice und total 69 gest. Textvignetten (Möglicherweise gest. von Cochin). Goldschnitt. Blaues Maroquin mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung, goldene Deckelfileten und Blindprägung, Kantenfileten, Innenkantenvergoldung. Schönes und sehr gutes Exemplar. Belle edition, belle reliure et en parfait état.

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         Natuur- en aardrijkskundige beschrijving van het eiland Java. Groningen, J. Oomkens, 1841. 8vo. With a lithographed title-page. Publisher's lithographed green boards, uncut and unopened. .

      Tiele, Bibl. 617. Original edition of this geographical description of the various residencies on Java, with notes on the population, politics, economy, agriculture, etc. by Reinder Jan Lambertus Kussendrager (1808-1847), tutor at the military school of Batavia. Top and bottom of spine slightly damaged. A very fine copy..

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        Théorie des Quatre Mouvemens et des Destinées Générales. Prospectus et Annonce de la Découverte.

      A Leipzig (Lyon) 1808 - In-8 de (4)-425-(3) pp., 1 tableau replié, demi-veau havane, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, pièces de titre en maroquin vert (relié vers 1840). Edition originale. Exemplaire entièrement annoté à l'encre (vers 1840) préparant une nouvelle édition qui jamais ne parut : annotations marginales, biffures, feuillets manuscrits intercalés, rallonges qui reprennent les corrections que Fourier lui-même établit sur cette première édition et les augmentations de la deuxième édition publiée en 1841. Premier livre publié par Charles Fourier qui condense déjà toutes les originalités de son style et la plus grande partie de son système de pensée. Bel exemplaire ; le dos a été restauré. Del Bo, p. 5 ; En français dans le texte, 218. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht mit Burg Rheinfels u. Schloß Katz ('Vue De St. Goar, De Rheinfels, Et Le Chateau Dit Katze Au Rhin').

      - aquarellierte Umrißradierung v. Joseph Ignaz Hörmann n. F. Frisch b. Joseph Carmine in Augsburg, 1808-1828, 42 x 56 Thieme-Becker, Künstler-Lexikon, Bd. XVII, S. 218. - J.I. Hörmann (um 1775 Obergünzburg - 1820 Augsburg) war Maler u. Radierer in Ausgburg. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Die Mineralquellen zu Bilin.

      Folding engraved frontis. depicting Bilin & an engraved vignette on title. 3 p.l., 138 pp. 8vo, cont. straight-grained dark blue morocco, decorative fillet round sides, spine richly gilt, silk endpapers, a.e.g. Vienna: Geistinger, 1808. First edition and a lovely copy in contemporary blue straight-grained morocco with most attractive gilt decoration on covers and, particularly, the spine. Reuss (1761-1830), took his medical degree in 1783 and established a practice at Prague; during the same period he also conducted mineralogical and geological investigations and went to Freiberg to hear Werner lecture at the Bergakademie. He wrote an important geological textbook which contained the most complete exposition of Werner's ideas. "In 1784 Reuss became physician to Prince Lobkowitz and moved to the northwestern Bohemian city of Bilin...Bilin was already famous as a spa, and Reuss, in addition to his medical duties, supervised the exploitation of the mineral springs and mines belonging to his patron. In this connection he continued his mineralogical and geological researches and concurrently began an investigation of the spas of northern Bohemia."-D.S.B., XI, p. 387. In this work, Reuss provides an account of the alkalic mineral springs of Bilin which were considered suitable for curing catarrh of the stomach, gout, renal and biliary calculi, liver complaints, and diabetes. This copy appears to be printed on large and fine paper. .

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        A Treatise on the Game of Chess.

      London: for William Miller,, 1808. Containing a regular system of attack and defence: also numerous rules and examples, teaching the most approved method of playing pawns at the end of a game. To which is added, a selection of critical and remarkable situations, won or drawn by scientific moves. 2 volumes in one, octavo (203 × 130 mm). Modern half calf, marbled sides, flat bands within gilt rules forming compartments to spine, second and fourth with black morocco labels lettered in gilt, marbled edges. Contemporary ownership inscription to first blank. Lightly toned throughout, the very occasional faint spot. A very good copy. First edition. Sarratt, husband of noted actress and singer Camilla Dufour, was by profession a schoolmaster. After the death of Verdoni in 1804 he became "London's leading chess professional. Under his influence the London Chess Club (founded in 1807) adopted the continental rule that a game ending in stalemate was a draw, not a win for the player stalemated, as hitherto in England … he later published The Works of Damiano, Ruy-Lopez, and Salvio (1813) and The Works of Gianutio, and Gustavus Selenus (1817), translations which made the writings of earlier masters accessible to English players" (ODNB).

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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 London printings, Goody Goosecap in York, all circa 120 x 80 mm, 4 7/8 x 3 inches. [KILNER, Mary Ann]. JEMIMA PLACID, or, The Advantage of Good-Nature. Printed & sold by John Marshall, No.140, Fleet St., circa 1808 (Fleet St. address from circa 1805). THIRD EDITION inscribed 1808, 12mo, frontispiece and 28 text woodcuts, pages: (iii)-vii, (1), 9-91, (1). Frontispiece and a few cuts water coloured quite neatly by little owner, a few lower margins and a few fore-edges trimmed, loss of last line on H2, occasionally shaving last line of text or frame to a cut, no loss of legibility, 1 or 2 signature letters missing, tiny chip to margin of G6. Osborne, II, 904 (first ed. of 1783). THE HISTORY OF GOODY TWO SHOES with the Means of Acquiring Learning, Wisdom, and Riches. Printed & sold by Darton & Harvey, No.55 Gracechurch St., 1806. 12mo, frontispiece and 29 text woodcuts, pages: (2), 84. Title page is a good hand inked FACSIMILE on old paper, the frontispiece and 26 cuts are quite neatly water coloured, a few seem to have been done quite recently, small closed tear to margin of E4, neatly repaired. The Dartons, page 114, G394 (8), D & H's first ed 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 & for T. Wilson & R. Spence, 1803. 12mo, LACKING FRONTISPIECE, present are 32 text woodcuts, 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, 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 St., Cheapside, circa 1790. 12mo, Volume I, frontispiece, engraved title page with vignette and 25 half page woodcuts, pages: xii, (13)-91, (1). 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 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, pages: viii, (9)-73, (1), 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, 273. TICKLECHEEK, Timothy. THE CRIES OF LONDON displaying the manners, customs & characters, of various people who traverse London streets with articles to sell, … 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, Fat Goose plate has some very pale red staining (see image), tiny closed tear to top edge of page 33. ESTC N31874. A copy in the Osborne Collection, 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, 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 worn 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 half calf, marbled boards, gilt rules and gilt spine title "Tracts". Hinges cracked, spine crudely relaid with non-matching leather showing at hinges, slightly worn at head and tail of spine, light vertical crack to covers, corners slightly worn, name and date 1867 to front pastedown. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Stadtplan ('Plan de la Ville de St. Petersbourg - Prag 1808.').

      - kolorierter Kupferstich, dat. 1808, 35 x 39,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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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 Condé),.

      - 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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        Chiemsee-Impressionen" originale Bleistiftzeichnung auf Büttenpapier ca.22x37,5cm; links unten bezeichnet "Chiemsee" verso handschriftlich bezeichnet; um 1865 [Blattränder etwas knitterfaltig und unfrisch.]

      - Dietrich Langko mußte trotz seiner großen Neigung zur Kunst vorerst bei einem Stuben- und Decorationsmaler in die Lehre und als Geselle sein Brot verdienen. Doch zeichnete er in den Freistunden nach Radirungen niederländischer Meister, nach Waterloo, Swaneveld u. A., bis er nach fünfjährigen Mühen durch die Brüder Jakob (1808, † 1845) und Martin Gensler (1811, † 1881), welche außer dem Genrebild sich auch mit der Landschaft beschäftigten, den ersten Unterricht im Malen erhielt. Beide hatten auch schon Süddeutschland bereist und wußten ihm von da und der Stadt an der Isar vieles zu erzählen. Vorerst mußte sich L. freilich mit den Marschgegenden Hannovers begnügen, die ihm zu seinen ersten Bildern die Motive boten und auch später noch ernstlich beschäftigten. Erst im Sommer gelang es ihm nach dem vielberühmten München zu kommen, wo eine gute Zahl seiner Landsleute, wie Karl Marr, Konrad Hoff, Lichtenheld, Bernhard Stange u. A. schon in voller Thätigkeit waren und nach dem Vorgange von Albert Zimmermann und dessen Brüdern, mit Rottmann, Eduard Schleich um die Wette im eifrigsten Schaffen sich bewährten. L., angefeuert von diesen Genossen, förderte sich rasch, so daß schon 1842 eine Landschaft im Kunstverein angekauft wurde. Der Uebergang war ihm nicht leicht geworden, es gab noch schwere Kämpfe und Entbehrungen aller Art: aber Ausdauer, Fleiß und Begeisterung, das aneifernde Vorbild so vieler Gleichstrebenden, voraus die unerschöpfliche Schönheit des Landes: das alles wirkte trotz der unglaublichen Armuth mächtig zusammen auf diese fröhliche Jugend, die im künstlerischen ehrgeizigen Schaffen die höchste Befriedigung fand. Die oberbairische Hochebene mit ihren wechselnden Beleuchtungen und überraschenden Lichteffecten, die herrlichen Buchen- und Eichenwälder an den Geländen der Würm und des Starnbergersee, noch mehr der Ausblick von dem schön gelegenen Polling und Eberfing, wo sich die jugendliche Malercolonie niedergelassen hatte (deren Geschichte immer noch ungeschrieben ist, während die „Worpsweder" und „Dachauer" schon eingehende Monographien gefunden haben), fesselten ihn ebenso mächtig, wie die Erinnerungen an die heimathliche Elbe, die in seinen Bildern immer wieder neue Bearbeitung fanden. Der ganze Edelsinn seines Charakters spricht aus Langko’s großartig concipirten, ebenmäßig durchgedichteten Schöpfungen, mochten es Wasserflächen sein, in welchen sich der Mond spiegelt oder von der Sonne durchleuchtete Waldpartien, auch die weiten Vorebenen mit den fernen Bergen: immer klingt daran die gleiche, ernste Ruhe, süße Melancholie und großartige Auffassung der Natur, wie in Eichendorff’s Liedern. Im steten Wechsel zwischen Süd und Nord liebte L., ebenso wie E. Schleich, die Wirkung des von Wolkenschichten gebrochenen Sonnenlichts in allen möglichen Varianten darzustellen. Aehnliche Motive fanden sich überall, ebenso am lieblichen Chiemsee, wie an den trüben Moorflächen bei Königsdorf. In seiner Weise ein wahrer Poet entdeckte L. in den Isarauen, im „Englischen Garten" und an der Thalkirchner Landstraße den verklärenden Zauber von Farben und Linien. Zur Abwechslung malte L. auch Schneelandschaften, so einen „Wintermorgen" (1852), eine „Waldpartie im Winter" (1853) u. dgl. Die neuere, coloristische Richtung übte nach E. Schleich’s Beispiel auf L. bedeutenden Einfluß, ohne indessen im Charakter seiner Dichtungen und in der Feinheit der Stimmung etwas zu ändern, auch wurde sein Vortrag freier und breiter. Um sich vor Einseitigkeit und Manier zu schützen, zugleich aber aus allen fortschreitenden Erfahrungen Nutzen zu ziehen und sich zu jüngen, besuchte L. gerne die auswärtigen Expositionen in Paris, Brüssel und Antwerpen, wo seine Bilder längst schon ein ehrendes Gastrecht gefunden hatten. In München betheiligte er sich an allen Fragen, Controversen und Anliegen der Kunstgenossenschaft, opferte auch bereitwillig seine gute Zeit bei undankbaren Hängecommissionen und breitgezogenen Sitzungen, entzog sich keinem wahren Freunde der Kun

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        A DIGEST OF THE CIVIL LAWS NOW IN FORCE IN THE TERRITORY OF ORLEANS, WITH ALTERATIONS AND AMENDMENTS ADAPTED TO ITS PRESENT SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT

      New Orleans, 1808. Quarto. antique style three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Closed tear in the titlepage neatly repaired. Faint marginal dampstaining to a few leaves. Page 113-114 torn in the outer margin, affecting about a dozen words, else a very good copy. This copy bears the ownership signature and stamp of Samuel P. Greves, a New York native who practiced law in Baton Rouge from the 1840s to the 1870s. A most important compilation of laws covering the southern part of the Louisiana purchase (separated from the northern section in 1808), and so covering present- day Louisiana and Arkansas. Printed in parallel French and English, this volume amalgamated for the first time the combination of English, French, and Spanish law which represented the legal past and present of the territory. One of the most substantial books printed in New Orleans up to that time.

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

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

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        A most pleasant, fruitful, and witty work, of the best state of a public weal, and of the new isle called Utopia

      London: William Bulmer, at the Shakespeare Press, for William Miller,, 1808. Translated into English by Raphe Robinson, A. D. 1551. A new edition; with copious notes, and a biographical and literary introduction by the Rev. T. F. Dibdin. 2 volumes, crown octavo (179 × 122 mm). Contemporary full calf, raised bands to spine forming compartments, gilt-lettered brown morocco labels to second and fourth, remaining compartments decoratively blind-tooled, date direct to feet gilt, covers with two-line border enclosing palmette roll in blind, pink endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece and 11 woodcuts (5 headpieces and 6 to the text). Ownership inscription to first blank of vol. I and front free endpaper of vol. II. Faint rubbing on joints and extremities, faint spotting to prelims, light toning throughout as often but an excellent copy. First Dibdin edition, trade issue. Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1846) was a lawyer by training though is best remembered for his bibliographical career, which "blossomed in 1802 with An Introduction to the Knowledge of Rare and Valuable Editions of the Greek and Latin Classics … Despite an extravagant and inflated style, Dibdin popularized the word 'bibliomania', a term evocative of that era's antiquarian interests; his main contributions seem to have been his zealous enthusiasm in promoting book collecting generally among the aristocracy, as well as putting forth the principle of first-hand examination of books in the compilation of bibliographies" (ODNB). In the present volume he reproduces the text of the scarce first edition in English by Robinson alongside his own editorial notes and comment. As the title states, Utopia tells of the best order of society, the ideal commonwealth, which is to be found on the island of Utopia. Its protagonist is the Portuguese traveller Raphael Hythlodaye, who relates that he accompanied Amerigo Vespucci on three of his four journeys to the New World, including one on which he remained behind in order to explore further. Hythlodaye (whose name means "one who is cunning in nonsense") then relates his experiences of the distant island (Utopia means "nowhere land"; More and Erasmus also referred to it merely as Nusquam, or "nowhere"), where all property is held in common ownership, where six hours a day are devoted to work and the rest to recreation, where gold and silver are used not as currency but as the material for making shackles and chamber pots, and slaves (criminals and prisoners of war) are treated fairly. The island bears a remarkable resemblance to England, providing a source of satire on contemporary life and government. This trade issue of Dibdin's Utopia was one of 475 copies printed, in addition to ten deluxe large-paper copies (Jackson).

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        Genuine Works of William Hogarth; illustrated with biographical anecdotes, a chronological catalogue, and commentary. 2 vols. 4to.

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme. 1808/1810 Front. ports, plates; some light foxing but overall a nice clean copy. Contemp. full calf, elaborate blind & gilt borders, raised gilt bands, spines in blind & gilt; some sl. rubbing to hinges. Armorial bookplate of Joseph Ffeilden Esq. Lancaster on leading pastedowns. Bookseller's ticket of Rowe & Waller, London. A fine and handsome copy.Copac also records an edition in three volumes published between 1808 and 1817; this edition is 'In two volumes' as stated on the titlepage. Nichols had first published his biographical anecdotes of Hogarth, together with a catalogue, in 1791 with revised editions published in 1782 and 1785. The plates in this edition are dated between November 1806 and November 1809. Joesph Ffeilden, or Feilden, 1824-1895, was an English M.P. who represented the constituencies of Blackburn, North Lancashire and Chorley.

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        THE NAVIGATOR: CONTAINING DIRECTIONS FOR NAVIGATING THE MONONGAHELA, ALLEGHANY [sic], OHIO, AND MISSISSIPPI RIVERS...TO WHICH IS ADDED AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF LOUISIANA, AND OF THE MISSOURI AND COLUMBIA RIVERS, AS DISCOVERED BY THE VOYAGE UNDER CAPTAINS LEWIS AND CLARK

      Pittsburgh, 1808. 12mo. Contemporary paper boards, rebacked in modern calf. Boards worn at extremities. Some light foxing. Very good. Styled the "Sixth edition - improved and enlarged" on the titlepage, but actually only the fourth known edition, after those of 1802, 1804, and 1806. The first two editions have been found in a few copies only. Cramer's work is the first navigational guide for the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, which were vitally important commercial arteries at the time. The present edition is the first to contain material regarding the Lewis and Clark expedition, found on the final ten pages of text. The Lewis and Clark material is taken from Patrick Gass' journal, which was also printed by Zadok Cramer in Pittsburgh the previous year. Included are twenty-eight woodcut maps of various sections of the rivers described. A vitally important work in helping to develop the commerce of the early United States, with a very early account of Lewis and Clark's discoveries.

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        Entdeckungs-Reise nach den Südländern, ausgeführt auf Befehl Sr. Majestät des Kaisers und Königs auf den Corvetten dem Geographen, dem Naturalisten und der Goelette dem Casuarina während der Jahre 1800, 1801, 1803 und 1804., Herausgegeben vermöge kaiserlichen Dekretes unter dem Ministerium des Herrn von Champagny. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von Ph.W.G. Hausleutner.

      Tübingen: Cotta, 1808 - XVI, 415 S., 1. Buch: Von Frankreich nach Isle de France. 2. Buch: Von Isle de France bis Timor. 3. Buch: Von Timor nach Port Jackson. Sehr schönes und seltenes Exemplar; hier ohne die Landkarten und Ansichten. Sprache: Deutsch Gr.-8°, Halbleder, Bibliotheks-Stempel auf Innendeckel, Kanten bestossen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1808 NOUVEL ITINERAIRE DES VALLEES AUTOUR DU MONT-BLANC w/ MAP of CHAMONIX First Edition

      Chez Manget & Charbuliez: Geneva, Switzerland, 1808. NOUVEL ITINERAIRE DES VALLEES AUTOUR DU MONT-BLANC avec une carte topographique des environs de la source thermale decouverte en 1806 pres St Gervais, by JEAN-PIERRE PICTET. Published by Chez Manget & Charbuliez, Geneva, Switzerland, 1808. FIRST EDITION. Complete with its FOLD-OPEN MAP. The map is titled: CARTE TOPOGRAPHIQUE des environs de la SOURCE THERMALE, pres St. Gervais, jusqu'aux GLACIERS de CHAMONIX et au MONT-BLANC. Original plain card covers (disbound and split into 3 parts, spine, front cover and rear cover), paper title label on spine (label chipped at the edges with lettering that is almost completely rubbed off), page signatures are disbound but in proper order, deckled / rough cut front and bottom page edges, 4.25x7". Pagination: [1] half title page, [1] folding map, [1] title page, [1] blank verso, XXIII, [1] blank verso, 272 pages. This copy is complete, I have collated it page-by-page with the copy in the rare book room of the University of Lausanne that has been digitized online. This copy has an early handwritten addition and deletion to the short list of guides on page XVIII. "Joseph Talut à Sallanches" has been written into the blank space above the list of guides; and "Berthelet, Andre", the first printed name, has been crossed out. I do not know if this was done by the author or an early owner of this guide book. Condition: Covers are disbound and split, the paper spine label chipped and rubbed with its lettering mostly gone (all as noted above); unbound signatures / pages; lacking the front and rear blank free-endpaper; the pages all have damp-staining and spotting, mostly faint but heavier on a some pages and on the blank backside of the map, the spotting ranges from pea-size to dime-size and is mostly faint and on the bottom blank margin area (text is always clear and legible beneath); the title page and a few inner pages have a small hole or two in their blank bottom margin area; the pages are deckled / rough cut at their bottom and front edges; the page edges are toned, darkened, and have creasing and wear, but the text is never affected; there is some soiling, mostly in the bottom blank margin area. Despite its disbound state and the shorelining / spotting / soiling, this is still a textually nice copy, complete, bright and clear. The folding map has a 1" tear at one of the folds, edge wear, light waterstaining (darker on the verso; still solid, bright and clear. A rare complete first edition copy with its intact fold-open map. This would be a great copy to rebind, and is priced to give you plenty of room to do that if you so desire. Fair

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        Stammbuch der Königsberger Bankiersfamilie Jacobi.

      Mit Einträgen zwischen 1790 und 1808. - Neben der allegorischen Titelblattzeichnungen mit dem Titel "Amicitia Sacrum pie honestum J. M. Jacobi" noch 11 (2 montierte) weitere tls. meisterhafte Zeichnungen, 39 handschriftl. Einträge tls. wichtiger Persönlichkeiten aus dem Umfeld der Familie. 54 zwischengebundene weiße Bll. Lederband d. Zt. mit Deckenfileten, Rückenverg. und goldgepr. Rückentitel "Denkmal der Freundschaf". Mit Pappschuber. 14,2 x 20 cm. Unter den Illustrationen besonders hervorzuheben ist eine signierte Rotzeichnung des niederländischen Malers Gerke Jans de Jager (1748-1822), eine detailreiche Darstellung einer Wassermühle; ein Ruderboot und ein kleines Dorf mit Kirche im Hintergrund ergänzen die stimmungsvolle Zeichnung. Das Blatt gegenüber mit Eintrag de Jagers (Zitat aus Alexander Popes Essay on Man): "My dear Jacobi, Know this truth, enough for Man to know, Virtue alone is Happiness below!" Lübeck, the 1st of Febr. 1793. - Unter den Einträgen besonders hervorzuheben sind: Leonhard Wächter (1762-1837; als "Veit Weber" erfolgreicher Trivialautor), diverse Mitglieder Hamburger und Lübecker Kaufmannsfamilien wie Boetefeur und Brömbsen - und ganz besonders der 1800 datierte Eintrag des Bankiers Mendel Wolff Oppenheim (1781-1863), hier noch vor seiner 1826 erfolgten Konversion und Namensänderung Martin Wilhelm Oppenheim. Vorhanden ist auch ein weiterer Eintrag einer Lena Friedmann, geb. Oppenheim. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Suplemento a la Gazeta de Caracas.

      Newspaper printing did not begin in Venezuela until October, 1808, when the press of Gallagher and Lamb arrived and printed, as its first product, the first issue of Andrés Bello's Gazeta de Caracas. The news that Andrés Bello gives to eager readers in this supplement concerns the total occupation of Madrid by Napoleon's forces, the fleeing to Gibraltar of 5000 Spanish soldiers, and other distresses that the Spanish army was suffering. Rare: Charno locates copies of the supplement only at the Newberry and University of Texas libraries.

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        Albrecht Dürers christlich-mythologische Handzeichnungen.

      München, 1808. 1. Aufl. Titelblatt, Vorrede [unpag.], 43 Lithographien. Gebundene Ausgabe, Pergament, HLn, Goldschnitt. Seltene Ausgabe der 1808/1809 erschienenen Sammlung lithographischer Nachbildungen von Albrecht Dürers \"christlicher Handzeichnungen\" [verm. aus dem Jahr 1515]. Herausgegeben von Alois Senefelder [1771-1834], Erfinder der Lithographie. Neben der Sammlung \"Randzeichnungen im Gebetbuch Kaiser Maximilians I.\" [1807/1808] weiteres bedeutsames Werk aus der der Frühphase der Lithographie. Enthalten sind, neben einem Titelportrait Dürers, einer Inhaltsübersicht u. einer Vorrede, 43 Lithographien, gefertigt von Nepomuk Strixner [1782-1855]. Coloriert in roter [Blatt Nr. 1-7], grüner [Blatt Nr. 8-10, 18, 20, 21, 27, 41], sepia [Nr. 11-15] sowie in schwarzer Tinte. Einige Blätter gut bis allenfalls mäßig erhalten, z. T. stärker stockfleckig. Sehr gut erhalten sind die Blätter Nr. 29, 30, 31, 32 u. 34. Größe der Blätter ca. 34 cm x 24,5 cm, Größe der Bildfläche ca. 19,8 cm x 28 cm. Einband an den Kanten bestoßen, Gelenk gelockert, Rücken eingerissen, einige Blätter teilweise lose.

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        The Family Expositor or A Paraphrase and Version of The New Testament with Critical Notes with The Life of the Author (four volumes complete)

      Mathews and Leigh, 1808. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. new edition. hardback, four volumes, 4to, burgundy half morocco lettered gilt to spine, leather rubbed and scuffed at extremities, vignette title pages to all volumes, three coloured maps of which one is folding, portrait frontis to volume one, two epitaph plates to volume four, some page corners have been turned as a result of a binding fault (without loss), scattered foxing - notably to plates, generally a well bound and clean set, uncommon.

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        Lettre signée au général Clarke

      - Lettre signée «Np» au général Clarke. Saint Cloud 26 mars 1808 ; 1 page in-4°. Napoléon arbitre la gestion des fonds alloués pour la défense du port d’Anvers : « sur les 300,000f que je donne pour Anvers, il faut employer 100,000f pour achever les escarpes de la lunette, de sorte que si au mois d’août l’ennemi se présente à Anvers, on puisse en huit jours niveler les fosses, régaler les terres du parapet et avoir une bonne contre escarpe qui permette à cet ouvrage de jouer tous son rôle. – on emploiera 100,000f aux deux ouvrages de la rive gauche, au pont et à la fondation d’un magazin à poudre avec les autres 100,000f on construira une redoute qui assure les manœuvres ( ) au moyen de la quelle on peut inonder le terrain au dessus de la citadelle. Cette redoute sera en terre et noyée dans l’inondation » [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        [ALBUM OF SIX WATERCOLOR VIEWS OF SCENES IN KAMCHATKA AND SIBERIA IN THE LATE 18th CENTURY]

      [N.p., 1808. Bound into modern half morocco and marbled boards (oblong quarto in size), gilt morocco label on front board reading: KAMTSCHATKA ET SIBERIE ALBUM DE DESSINS. Very minor wear or soiling in the edges of the margins, else fine. An atlas of splendid watercolors by an unknown artist, showing scenes in Kamchatka and Siberia in the late 18th century. The paintings are quite well done. While the artist's facility for drawing human figures is not of the highest magnitude, his ability in rendering places, topography, and villages is excellent. The identity of the artist is unknown, but it seems likely that he was a Dutchman of some means who owned or had access to a collection of the most important accounts of 18th-century travel in eastern Russia and the Kamchatka peninsula. The watercolors show scenes of village and seaside life as originally depicted in the plates to the travels of Cook, Sarychev, and Chappe D'Auteroche, which all took place between 1760 and 1795. Though undated, a manuscript note on the verso of the final watercolor carries the date of 1808, and likely indicates when one or all of these images were painted. The images contained in this atlas are faithful, detailed, and accomplished watercolor renderings of printed plates from the atlas to James Cook's third voyage; the atlas to the voyage of Gavrila Sarychev; and the account of Jean Chappe D'Auteroche's travels to Siberia in the early 1760s. The artist has taken great care to retain interesting ethnographic details from the original sources, showing details of clothing and decoration as well as animals, dwellings (from thatched huts to wooden structures), buildings, churches, sleds, and local boats and canoes. Two of the images feature fishing scenes, and all but one of them shows a locations near a river or the sea. The interest and usefulness of the album is further heightened by the extensive manuscript notes in Dutch on the verso of each view. In some cases the notes give details of the source of an illustration, but they also provide information about the region depicted, the people who live there, the natural resources and topography, and much more. Further study of the album could lead to more information about the artist and the circumstances of its creation. The illustrations (with their original manuscript captions) are as follows: 1) "Gericht der stad Bolcheretskoi in Kamtschatka en ein Man, Reirende in en Winter." This winter scene in Kamchatka is a combination of two plates from the atlas to Cook's voyages, "A Man of Kamtschatka Travelling in Winter" and "A View at Bolcheretzkoi in Kamtschatka." It shows a small village of wooden buildings with thatched roofs, while a family of natives, bundled against the cold, stand in the foreground. Two cows are shown in a pen, and farm dogs and sled dogs mill about. 2) "Gerigt van de Stad en Haven van St. Petrus en St. Paulus aan Kamtschatka." This image copies a plate from the atlas to Cook's voyages entitled "A View of the Town and Harbour at St. Peter and St. Paul, in Kamtschatka." An interesting scene of a small fishing village, featuring a group of men casting large nets and other groups in canoes. Larger sailing vessels are in the water in the background, and snow-capped peaks are seen in the distance. In the left foreground are a native husband and wife, with an infant strapped to the woman's back. 3) "Gericht der Stad Tobolsk, in Siberien." Copies a plate from Chappe D'Auteroche's VOYAGE EN SIBERIE (Paris, 1768). A very nice and well-done scene of a largish seaside town, with several whitewashed buildings with tall spires along the waterfront and on a cliff. Workers are shown storing casks of goods by the waterside. 4) "Gericht der Vesting auf Sterkte Sueden - Kolymsk en der Rivier Kolyma." This image copies a plate from the atlas to Sarychev's voyage, PUTESHESTVIE FLOTA KAPITANA SARYCHEVA... (St. Petersburg, 1802). An attractive scene of a small village of wooden buildings in a waterside setting. This scene is most interesting for the details of the structures, including a Russian Orthodox Church. 5) Untitled. This is a version of the Cook atlas plate titled "Summer and Winter Habitations, in Kamtschatka." This interesting scene gives great details of the dwellings used in Kamchatka. Located along a river, they are built on stilts so as to withstand floods. 6) "Gericht van de Sterkte (of Vesting) Werchue - Koymsk, en van de Rivier Jasjaschna." This image copies a plate from the atlas to Sarychev's voyage, PUTESHESTVIE FLOTA KAPITANA SARYCHEVA... (St. Petersburg, 1802). Another view of a small fishing village, with men casting nets at the shoreline, a mid-size sailing ship in the water, and a small group of one- and two-story buildings on the shore opposite. A very interesting suite of watercolors, showing evocative scenes of village life in Siberia and Kamchatka at the time when European explorers were first visiting that remote area.

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        1808 NOUVEL ITINERAIRE DES VALLEES AUTOUR DU MONT-BLANC w/ MAP of CHAMONIX First Edition

      Geneva, Switzerland: Chez Manget & Charbuliez, 1808. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fair. NOUVEL ITINERAIRE DES VALLEES AUTOUR DU MONT-BLANC avec une carte topographique des environs de la source thermale decouverte en 1806 pres St Gervais, by JEAN-PIERRE PICTET. Published by Chez Manget & Charbuliez, Geneva, Switzerland, 1808. FIRST EDITION. Complete with its FOLD-OPEN MAP. The map is titled: CARTE TOPOGRAPHIQUE des environs de la SOURCE THERMALE, pres St. Gervais, jusqu'aux GLACIERS de CHAMONIX et au MONT-BLANC. Original plain card covers (disbound and split into 3 parts, spine, front cover and rear cover), paper title label on spine (label chipped at the edges with lettering that is almost completely rubbed off), page signatures are disbound but in proper order, deckled / rough cut front and bottom page edges, 4.25x7". Pagination: [1] half title page, [1] folding map, [1] title page, [1] blank verso, XXIII, [1] blank verso, 272 pages. This copy is complete, I have collated it page-by-page with the copy in the rare book room of the University of Lausanne that has been digitized online. This copy has an early handwritten addition and deletion to the short list of guides on page XVIII. "Joseph Talut à Sallanches" has been written into the blank space above the list of guides; and "Berthelet, Andre", the first printed name, has been crossed out. I do not know if this was done by the author or an early owner of this guide book. Condition: Covers are disbound and split, the paper spine label chipped and rubbed with its lettering mostly gone (all as noted above); unbound signatures / pages; lacking the front and rear blank free-endpaper; the pages all have damp-staining and spotting, mostly faint but heavier on a some pages and on the blank backside of the map, the spotting ranges from pea-size to dime-size and is mostly faint and on the bottom blank margin area (text is always clear and legible beneath); the title page and a few inner pages have a small hole or two in their blank bottom margin area; the pages are deckled / rough cut at their bottom and front edges; the page edges are toned, darkened, and have creasing and wear, but the text is never affected; there is some soiling, mostly in the bottom blank margin area. Despite its disbound state and the shorelining / spotting / soiling, this is still a textually nice copy, complete, bright and clear. The folding map has a 1" tear at one of the folds, edge wear, light waterstaining (darker on the verso; still solid, bright and clear. A rare complete first edition copy with its intact fold-open map. This would be a great copy to rebind, and is priced to give you plenty of room to do that if you so desire.

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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)

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        Albrecht Dürers christlich-mythologische Handzeichnungen.,

      München, 1808 - Titelblatt, Vorrede [unpag.], 43 Lithographien. Seltene Ausgabe der 1808/1809 erschienenen Sammlung lithographischer Nachbildungen von Albrecht Dürers "christlicher Handzeichnungen" [verm. aus dem Jahr 1515]. Herausgegeben von Alois Senefelder [1771-1834], Erfinder der Lithographie. Neben der Sammlung "Randzeichnungen im Gebetbuch Kaiser Maximilians I." [1807/1808] weiteres bedeutsames Werk aus der der Frühphase der Lithographie. Enthalten sind, neben einem Titelportrait Dürers, einer Inhaltsübersicht u. einer Vorrede, 43 Lithographien, gefertigt von Nepomuk Strixner [1782-1855]. Coloriert in roter [Blatt Nr. 1-7], grüner [Blatt Nr. 8-10, 18, 20, 21, 27, 41], sepia [Nr. 11-15] sowie in schwarzer Tinte. Einige Blätter gut bis allenfalls mäßig erhalten, z. T. stärker stockfleckig. Sehr gut erhalten sind die Blätter Nr. 29, 30, 31, 32 u. 34. Größe der Blätter ca. 34 cm x 24,5 cm, Größe der Bildfläche ca. 19,8 cm x 28 cm. Einband an den Kanten bestoßen, Gelenk gelockert, Rücken eingerissen, einige Blätter teilweise lose. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 910 Gebundene Ausgabe, Pergament, HLn, Goldschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ORATIONS of the Illustrious Brother ... Reprinted By Permission of the Author under the Sanction of Ill. the College of Knights of K.H. And the Original Chapter of Prince Masons of Ireland.

      Dublin Printed by John King Westmoreland 1808. . 1st Ed. [iv] + x + 33pp. + 103pp. Half title present, engraved t.p., dec. masonic headpiece, With 4 leaves of music and words. Some pencil underlining, last leaf repaired, some browning, institutional ink stamp to pastedown and half title, rebound in gilt lettered leather backed marbled boards, tail of spine sl. rubbed. Scarce. Brother Frederick Dalcho (1770-1836). As per the British Library copy with ?'A list of ?"members of the Illustrious College of Knights of K.H.?", dated 1817, inserted after the titlepage?'. US$578

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