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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Hufelandhaus GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
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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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        Théorie des Quatre Mouvemens et des Destinées générales. Prospectus et Annonce de la Découverte

      n.p., 'Leipzig' (Lyons) 1808 - Octavo, with a folding table; some sporadic staining; contemporary sheep, flat spine gilt; a good copy. First edition of a most important book, and extremely rare. The first major work published by Fourier, it is a genuine attempt to engineer a paradise: 'Quite literally for Fourier, the ideal city was to appear on the earth' (Helen Rosenau, The Ideal City).Fourier hoped that the ideas he announced here would inspire 1000 loyal subscribers and lead to publication of a massive six-volume undertaking. Despite being disappointed in his hopes, it is 'acknowledged not simply as a pioneering exploration of the social, but also as a founding document of socialist thought' (Jones, Introduction to the Theory of the Four Movements).Although he is best remembered for his development of the 'phalange' or phalanx, an ideal community which combined the agricultural and the industrial in perfect synthesis, it is in the Théorie des Quatre Mouvemens that he expounded the bases for all of his later work with the revolutionary notion of 'passionate attraction', where the 'passions rather than reason were to be harnessed to ensure the maximum gratification of sexual, social, and other instinctual desires' (Claeys et al., Utopia).It is one of the most amazing works of social theory ever published. Famously, Fourier held that the Enlightenment faith in civilisation was nothing more than a symptom of decadence, but that this decadence is one of the required steps for the impending leap from chaos into harmony, not only for the Earth but for the whole solar system. His analysis of the impending 70,000 years of harmony is neatly summarised in the folding chart.If his mathematical predictions were not outlandish enough, the detailed asides he offers are truly astonishing. He details, for instance, his staunch belief that the Earth would form a Northern Crown similar to the Rings of Saturn which would, in turn, change the chemical balance of the seas until it became like lemonade. Naturally this would also lead to the demise of the 'horribles légions de monstres marins' which have been plaguing humanity.Fourier once humbly commented 'I alone comprehend the true plan and the means of fulfilling it'. Engels christened him an ironist. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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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        Practical and Philosophical Principles of Making Malt, in which the efficacy of the sprinkling system is contrasted with the Hertfordshire method

      M. Hage, Newark 1808 - REYNOLDSON, John, Practical and Philosophical Principles of Making Malt, in which the efficacy of the sprinkling system is contrasted with the Hertfordshire method, Newark: M. Hage, 1808. [v], xxxiii, "Contents," 293, "Errata."First Edition.CONDITION: Original publisher's boards. Beginnings of separation at hinges, yet still sound. Remnants of sealing wax (used to adhere contemporary owner's dustjacket) to front & rear pastedowns. Inscription to front fly; notes to rear. Beautiful wide-margined copy. Very good. Scarce. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eternal Return Antiquarian Bookshop]
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        Academy for Grown Horsemen, An

      London: Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, 1808. - With Twenty-Nine Hand Colored Etched Plates by Thomas RowlandsonROWLANDSON, Thomas, illustrator. [BUNBURY, Henry]. GAMBADO, Geoffrey. An Academy for Grown Horsemen Containing the completest instructions for Walking, Trotting, Canering, Galloping, Stumbling, and Tumbling. [and] The Annals of Horsemanship: Containing Accounts of Accidental Experiments and Experimental Accidents, both successful and unsuccessful; Communicated by various Correspondents to the author London: Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, 1808. First edition, first issue with the Hand-Colored Rowlandson plates. Small octavo (6 5/8 x 4 inches; 169 x 102 mm.). [iv], xvi, 28; xvi, 69, [1, directions to the binder], [2, advertisements], pp. Twenty-nine hand colored etched plated by Thomas Rowlandson, including two frontispieces.Bound ca. 1900 by Riviére & Son (stamp-signed on front turn-in) in full polished tan calf, covers with double gilt rules, spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in compartments, two green morocco gilt lettering labels, gilt board edges and turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut, dark blue coated end-papers. Expertly and almost invisibly rebacked with the original spine laid-down. A near fine copy, the plates bright and fresh.According to ABPC it would appear that the last copy of this book to appear at auction was at Swann Galleries, NY, in 1979."Gambado is said to have been Francis Grose, compiler of A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue" (Riely, John C. Horace Walpole and ‘the Second Hogarth’, in Eighteenth Century Studies, Vol. 9, No. 1, Autumn, 1975). In addition to his works on antiquities, satiric essays, and volumes on non-standard words and meanings, Francis Grose (1731-1791) wrote Rules for Drawing Caricaturas: with an Essay on Comic Painting (1788); "though only an indifferent draughtsman, he mixed with professional and amateur artists, and exhibited at the Society of Artists in 1767–8 and at the Royal Academy in the nine years following" (Oxford Online DNB) - the frontispiece portrait of "Gambado" in The Academy, unsigned (all other signed Bunbury), bears an uncanny resemblance to Grose: a "stocky, corpulent figure which Grose himself caricatured (DNB)," perhaps here.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        An extract of the Act of Parliament, of 47 Geo.III for establishing the East London Water-Works, and incorporating the company of proprietors thereof; and of the several Acts of Parliament relating to the Shadwell & West-Ham Water-Works, and the investment thereof in the above-mentioned company

      London: printed by T. Bayley. 1808. 8vo., (2) + 123 + (7)pp., contemporary sprinkled calf, spine gilt, sprinkled edges, slight wear to extremities else a very good sound copy with the short title 'East London Water Works Acts Of Parliament') on a crimson morocco label on front pastedown. [bound with], The bye-laws of the court of directors of the East London Water-Works.>. London: printed by T. Bayley. 1808. 8vo., 13 + (3)pp. A fine copy. First edition of each and both rare. Of the Extract> other copies located only at Bodleian + Un. of London + Guildhall + BL: of the Bye-Laws> other copies located only at Guildhall + Bodleian. Not in BL. OCLC locates no copy of either elsewhere. For a good commentary on the East London Water-Works Co. and on London's water supply in the 19th century, see John Graham-Leigh's London's water wars> (2000) pp.33 et seq. In 1807 30 acres of works were established at Old Ford, Bow, supplied by the River Lea. The company took over the operations of the Shadwell Waterworks Company and the West Ham Waterworks which were threatened by dock construction. In 1815 agreement was reached with the New River Company to create monopoly service areas. In 1902 the Company was taken over by the Metropolitan Water Board. [See Weinreb & Hibbert, London Encyclopaedia> p.250].

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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.

      Paris, 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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        Système Métrique, ou Instructions abrégée sur les nouvelles mesures, avec des calculs qui leur sont relatifs, et des Tables de Comparaison pour réduire les nouvelles mesures en anciennes et les anciennes en nouvelles; suivis d' une instruction sur les nouvelles monnaies de France, ainsi que d' une description abrégér des poids et mesures de Berne et de Lausanne.

      Neuchâtel, Fauche; Au Locle, Girardet; La Chaux - de - Fonds, l' auteur 1808 - 18,5 x 12 cm, Front., XV, 335 p., 59 tables, rel. d' ép. en cuir, bien conservée

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        Gedichte für Freunde ländlicher Natur und Sitten. Aus dem allemannischen Dialect in die hochdeutsche Mundart übertragen.

      - Bremen und Aurich, Müller, 1808. 8vo. VI, 210 S. Schlichter Pappband d. Zt. Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe der ersten vollständigen hochdeutschen Umdichtung der Hebel'schen, in allemannischer Mundart verfaßten Gedichte durch einen "innigen Verehrer des originalen und gemüthvollen" Autors. Dadurch sollten die Dichtungen Hebels für einen "großen Theil gebildeter Leser und warmer Freunde poetischer Erzeugnisse, besonders in Norddeutschland", verständlich und auch ein Lesevergnügen werden. Frühere Versuche, einzelne allemannische Gedichte ins Hochdeutsche zu übertragen, waren nur verstreut in Almanachen und Zeitschriften erschienen. - Goed VII, 539, j (falsche Jahreszahl!) u. 734, 463 (falsche Kollation!). - Vorgebunden: DERSELBE. Allemannische Gedichte. Neue, gegen den Nachdruck veranstaltete wohlfeile Original-Ausgabe. Aarau, J. R. Sauerländer, 1821. Gestochener Titel mit Vignette ( von J. Hegi), 174 S., 3 Bl. - Goed. VII, 538, 6. - Etwas bestoßen, Deckel leicht berieben, Rückenbezug inkl. Rückenschild erneuert. Vorderer freier Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerk von 1951 in Tinte. Beide Werke etwas gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Erfurt von der Mittagsseite. Cyriackburg, Petersberg, Marien u. Severi Stift, Brocken. Gesamtansicht.

      1808 - Kupferstich, gezeichnet von Dornheim. 1808. 14,4x20,5. Gerahmt (Berner Stab echt glanzgold auf rot 23ct., handpoliert). Bibl. Erfurtina S.404. Gerahmt (Berner Stab echt glanzgold auf rot 23ct., handpoliert).

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        Staatswirthschaft. Nach dessen Tode herausgegeben von Hans von Auerswald. 5 in 3 Bänden.

      Königsberg, Nicolovius, 1808-11.. 8vo. XLII, 280 S.; XXIV, 264 S.; XXXIV, 326 S.; XL, 351 S.; XVI, 413 S. Pappbände d. Zt. mit Rückenschildern und etwas Rückenvergoldung.. Erste Ausgabe des Hauptwerkes von Christian Jacob Kraus (1753 - 1807), posthum veröffentlicht. Die "Staatswirthschaft" ist Ergebnis seiner Auseinandersetzung mit Adam Smiths "Wealth of Nations", dessen Bedeutung Kraus früher als andere erkannte (er verglich seine Leistung mit der Newtons). Roscher bezeichnet die "Staatswirthschaft" sogar "in den vier ersten Bänden (als) nicht viel mehr, als eine Ueberarbeitung von Ad. Smith" (S. 610); Fritz Milkowski gibt in der NDB eine andere Version: die von Kraus verfaßte Übersetzung sei von den Herausgebern des Nachlasses fälschlich als Kraus' Staatswirthschaft statt richtig als Smith's Staatswirthschaft veröffentlicht worden, noch dazu, ohne K.'s Marginalien miteinzubauen. Allerdings hat Kraus das englische System in den preußischen Gesichtskreis verlegt. Typisch Kraus (so Roscher) sei allerdings die minutiöse Einteilung des Werkes (Unterabteilungen bis aaaa) und der Hang zu mathematischen Formeln. - Kraus hatte bei Kant (der ihn auch förderte) und Schlözer gehört, war mit Hamann und Lichtenberg befreundet. Seine ersten Vorlesungen waren philosophischer und sprachwissenschaftlicher Natur; später widmete er sich der Mathematik, bevor er sich auf staatswirtschaftlichen Themen konzentrierte. - Band 5 mit dem Nebentitel: Angewandte Staatswirthschaft. - Humpert 12778; Roscher S. 608 ff.; NDB XII, 681f. - Beschabt, etwas fleckig und bestoßen. Innen etwas gebräunt, 4 Titel bzw. Vortitel gestempelt.

      [Bookseller: Buch & Consult Ulrich Keip]
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        BUENOS AYRES. AN AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE EXPEDITION AGAINST BUENOS AYRES, UNDER THE COMMAND OF LIEUT. GEN. WHITELOCKE. By an Irish Officer

      Dublin: Printed by R. Smith and published by W. Figgis, 1808.. 109pp. 20th-century three-quarter morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Shelf mark plate of Markree Library on front pastedown, signature of E.S. Cooper on titlepage. A very good copy. An anonymous account by a field officer relating the unsuccessful British attempt under Lieut. Gen. Whitelocke to recapture Buenos Aires in 1807. The articles of the treaty ceasing hostilities between the Spanish and the British signed on July 7, 1807 are included. Following this narrative the author provides a "brief description of the country, and a short account of such circumstances as came under our observation, in those parts we passed through." OCLC records only three copies. NAYLOR 26. ALBERICH 1210.

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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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        Romantic Tales

      London: Printed by D. N. Shury, 7, Berwick Street, for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster-Row, 1808. First edition. [iii]-xxiii, [1], 307, [1]; [ii], 335, [1] ; [ii], 276; [ii], 326 pp., lacking half-titles. 4 vols. 12mo. Bound in 19th-century half calf and marbled boards with contrasting labls (vol. III lacking one label), rubbed, some loss to spine ends, sporadic foxing throughout, heaviest to vol. I preliminaries, bookplate of Ricahrd Starchey, Ashwick Grove. "[This] four-volume miscellany was composed of seven ballads, one long poem, and five prose stories, largely translated from Spanish, French, and German sources, particularly work by Oberon, von Kleist, and Klinger" (ODNB). Garside, Raven and Schöwerling 1808:72; Block, p. 139; Morgan C333; Summers, p. 96

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        Gesellschaft in einem Salon.

      - Feder in Grau, grau laviert und in zarten Farben aquarelliert, mit schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet, auf cremefarbenem Velin. 21,8:27,4 cm. Der Sohn eines Lehrers ging in Augsburg bei dem Kupferstecher und Kunsthändler Friedrich Weber in die Lehre. Seine zeichnerischen und druckgraphischen Kenntnisse vermittelte ihm jedoch der Hofmaler Schmidt. Nach seiner Ausbildung arbeitete er für die Akademische Buchhandlung Herzberg in Augsburg, für die er populäre Druckgraphik schuf. 1808 ging er gemeinsam mit seinem Freund und Landsmann A. Adam (1786-1862) nach München. Seit 1809 und bis zu seinem Tode war er als Illustrator für den Bilderbogen-Verlag Friedrich Campe in Nürnberg tätig. Er schuf mehr als 5000 Zeichnungen, Illustrationen zu deutschen Klassikern, Zeitbilder, Kinderbücher, Almanache und Kalender. Voltz entnahm seine Bildthemen zeitgeschichtlichen Ereignissen wie den apoleon. Kriegen seit 1805, Befreiungskriegen, sogar dem griechischen Freiheitskampf. Ferner schuf er Historien- und Genrebilder. Er gilt als einer der wenigen deutschen Karikaturisten des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts.

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        Beschreibung von Süd-Carolina. Aus dem Englischen, und mit Anmerkungen und Zusätzen des Übersetzers begleitet. UND: Beschreibung der westindischen Insel San-Domingo. Aus dem Französischen.

      Weimar, Landes-Industrie-Comptoir, 1808. - 8°. 2 Bll., X, 406 SS., mit 1 gest. Faltkarte und 1 Falttabelle; XL, 140 SS. Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt. mit 2 Rückenschildern Exemplar aus der Bibliothek des Schriftstellers Leo Perutz mit dessen Exlibris auf dem Spiegel. Perutz war 1928 gemeinsam mit Oswald Levett mit der Übersetzung und Bearbeitung von Victor Hugos Roman "Bug-Jargal" befasst, der 1929 unter dem Titel "Flammen auf San Domingo" erschien. Denkbar ist, dass Perutz das vorliegende Exemplar im Zusammenhang mit den Recherchen zu diesem Roman gekauft hat. - I: Sabin 20915; Engelmann 102. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe dieser Beschreibung von South Carolina, bestehend aus den Abschnitten: Geographie und Naturgeschichte. Politische und ökonomische Verfassung. Staatsverfassung, Literatur und Kultur. Mit einem Zusatz des Übersetzers: "Kurze Darstellung der Revolution in Süd-Carolina". Mit der gestochenen Karte von South Carolina, die Tabelle zeigt die Exporte von Reis, Indigo, Tabak und Baumwolle. - John Drayton (1766 - 1822) war der 40. Gouverneur von South Carolina und wurde später von Präsident James Madison zum Bundesrichter der Vereinigten Staaten ernannt. - II: Sabin 44150; Engelmann 102. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe dieser Beschreibung der französischen Kolonie Saint-Domingue (auf dem Gebiet des heutigen Haiti auf der Insel Hispaniola). - Pierre-Victor Malouet (1740 - 1814) war während des Ancien Régime Verwalter in den Kolonien und wurde unter Ludwig XVIII. Marineminister. - Bibliothek der neuesten und wichtigsten Reisebeschreibungen. Band 35. - Einband etwas beschabt und leicht bestoßen, papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und stellenweise leicht (der hintere Vorsätz etwas stärker) fleckig, sonst gutes, sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LES METAMORPHOSES D'OVIDE TRADUITES EN VERS AVEC DES REMARQUES ET DES NOTES PAR M.DESAINTANGE / EN 4 TOMES / TOMES 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 .

      CHEZ DESRAY / IMPRIMERIE DE CRAPELET 1808 - R240090621: LXVI + 323 + 400 + 424 + 427 pages - orné de 141 estampes gravées au burin sur les dessins des meilleurs peintres de l'école française moreau le jeune et autres - plats et contre plats jaspés - titre + caissons + filets + tomaison dorés sur le dos - ouvrages en latin avec traduction française en regard - coiffe en tête abîmée sur le tome 3 - dos partiellement désolidarisé sur le tome 1 - 7 photos disponibles . Ouvrages en latin avec traduction française en regard. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 870-Littératures des langues italiques. Littérature latine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Struggles through Life, Exemplified in the Various Travels and Adventures in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, of Lieut. John Harriott, Formerly of Rochford, in Essex; now Resident-Magistrate of the Thames Police

      Two volumes. Printed (for the Author) by J. Skirven. ; and published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme: London, 1808. Two volumes. Small 8vo, early 3/4 gray cloth over marbled boards, spines giltlettered. xxiv, 375; xi, 347, [8(Postscript)] pp. Engraved frontisportrait and one folding plate. Several provocative marginal notes in pencil by an early owner. Spine and covers rubbed; just about fine. Second Edition; the first in 1807. Signed and dated by the author on verso of frontisportrait. The Postscript is a description of various devices to enable inhabitants to escape from the upper floors of burning buildings. It is almost impossible to summarize briefly the ventures and adventures of this rolling stone, who is given almost a page and a half in DNB. Clark states that he was "in his time a sailor, a soldier in India, an Essex worthy who improved his land, an inventor with several patents, and an author of various publications. He was the projector of the Thames police and was a resident magistrate at the Thames police court, 1798-1816." He also visited and resided in the the United States on several occasions, and most of Volume II is devoted to his experiences as a Rhode Island merchant and a Long Island farmer. He toured the South as far as Virginia in 1796. Howes adds an unusually detailed note: "The author..seems to have acted as agent in a gigantic British scheme to purchase from Georgia seventeen million acres bordering on the Mississippi. This, tied in with intrigues to acquire Florida from Spain and to take over the disaffected Western country from the United States, undoubtedly had for object the confinement of the United States to the Eastern seaboard." Ragatz states that Harriott's book "enjoyed a tremendous vogue from about 1815 to 1835, the author's flare for picturesque language and his genuine ability to tell a tall tale convincingly combining to make him popular with old and young alike." Clark, Travels in the Old South.

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        Theoretisch-praktische Darstellung der Handlung in ihren mannichfaltigen Geschäften. Zwei Bände.

      Hamburg, Benjamin Gottlob Hoffmann, 1808. - 26, XXVIII, 816 und XVI, 703, (1) S., Halbleder-Bände der Zeit mit reicher ornamentaler Rückenvergoldung, je zwei roten goldgeprägten Rückenschildern, marmorierten Einbanddecken und hübschen Kleisterpapiervorsätzen (Gelenke mit leichten Läsuren, Kanten etwas berieben). Dritte, vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage. (Kress B., 5312; Goldsmith, 19644; Humpert, 5323; Haushofer, S. 40). Das betriebswirtschaftliche Hauptwerk Büschs mit Einschaltungen und Nachträgen von E. P. H. Norrmann. "Welches große Verdienst sich Büsch um die sogenannte H a n d e l s w i s s e n s c h a f t im engeren Sinne, d. h. Privatökonomik des Handels erworben hat, nicht bloß durch Gründung und fast 30-jährige Leitung der Hamburger Handelsakademie, sondern mehr noch durch seine vielen Schriften, wird man am besten ermessen, wenn man z. B. Marperger's zahllose Werke mit Büsch's 'Theoretisch-praktischer Darstellung der Handlung . ' vergleicht. Wie anziehend, klar und echt praktisch ist die letztere geschrieben!, während der zu seiner Zeit doch höchst angesehene Marperger in seinen ebenso breiten, wie stoffarmen Excerptensammlungen . so geistlos verfährt." (Roscher, Geschichte der Nationalökonomik, 1874, S. 569). - Titelblätter mit verblichenem alten Stempel, nur stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        On the Poor Laws of England. The Various Plans and Opinions of Judge Blackstone, Swift, Addison . . . Eden, Pitt . . . Colquhoun . . . Malthus [and fifteen others] Stated and Considered, with Proposed Amendments of Easy Execution [etc.]. Not in Laeuchli

      London: Printed by John Lambert, Strand; and Published by J. Ridgway &c, 1808. Original stabbed self wraps, disbound, presentation copy "with the compts to Mr Marshall"), slightly trimmed, one spot on the title; a good copy The effort of a Justice of the Peace to bring together the many varied views on poor law reform, beginning with those of Blackstone ("one of the first in point of . . . ability, who has considered the [matter]"), followed by his own proposals

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        Hurlingham, near Fulham in Middlesex, the Seat of John Ellis, Esq.

      1808 - Two aquatint plates (522 x 360 mm., sheet size), showing Hurlingham House (now the Hurlingham Club) for John Ellis, designed by George Byfield (c. 1756-1813), and built between 1797 and 1798. Colvin notes that, 'At the time of his death Byfield was described as 'an eminent architect, who has built several Goals, and for many years has made this branch of his profession his particular study'. In addition he designed or made alterations to a number of country houses in Worcestershire Plan of the principal story (300 x 392 mm., to the platemark), elevation of the principal front (290 x 475 mm., to the platemark).

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        Theoretisch-praktische Darstellung der Handlung in ihren mannichfaltigen Geschäften. Dritte, vermehrte und verbesserte Ausgabe mit Einschaltungen und Nachträgen von G. P. H. Norrmann. 2 Bände.,

      Hamburg, Benjamin Gottlob Hoffmann, 1808 - 2 Bände in 8°. 26, XXVIII, 816, (2); XVI, 703, (1) S. Original-Pappbände mit Resten vom Rückenschild und Bibliotheksrückenschild. Die Einbände stark berieben und angestoßen. Die Rücken mit Fehlstellen. Die Seiten gebräunt und durchgehend fleckig. Mehrfach mit Bibliotheksstempeln und Signaturen versehen. Insgesamt ein Exemplar mit deutlichen Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren ! Grundlegende Schrift in der maßgeblichen Auflage von 1808 über historische, politische, philosophische Grundlagen des Handels von dem Begründer der berühmten Hamburger Handlungsakademie (ADB 3, 642). LA217 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1400 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prospect des Paschkoffschen Hauses in Moscau.

      Augsburg, Carmine, nach 1808.. Altkolorierter Kupferstich (Guckkasten), Bildausschnitt 28 x 39 cm, Blattgr. 32 x 41,5 cm.. Ritter et al., Die Guckkastenblätter des Augsburger Kunstverlegers Joseph Carmine, in: Gestochen in Augsburg, p. 201. Selten, wie alle Guckkastenblätter von Carmine, dekorative Ansicht des berühmten Paschkow-Hauses, 1784 bis 1786 als Wohnhaus durch den Architekten Wassili Baschenow im Auftrag des Offiziers a.D. Pjotr Paschkow erbaut. 1812 wurde es beim Stadtbrand während des Krieges gegen Napoleon schwer beschädigt, ab 1839 in Staatsbesitz, heute Teil der Russischen Staatsbibliothek; aus der nummerierten Ausgabe der Serie; ein Randausriss außerhalb der Darstellung links hinterlegt, sonst von guter Erhaltung.

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        Travels in Asia and Africa; including a Journey from Scanderoon to Aleppo, and over the desert to Bagdad and Bussora;

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme,, 1808. A Voyage from Bussora to Bombay, and along the Western Coast of India; A Voyage from Bombay to Mocha and Suez in the Red Sea; and a Journey from Suez to Cairo and Rosetta in Egypt. Quarto (263 × 208 mm) Recent half calf, marbled boards, to style, red morocco label, compartments enclosing elliptical roundels formed by gilt gallery and disc roll. Uncoloured aquatint frontispiece of Baghdad, and one other similar plate of Antioch. Frontispiece somewhat browned, a little creased and with a small repair at the inner margin, overall a little browned, a minor paper repairs to corners of a few leaves, slight damp cockling in the lower margin, particularly towards the rear, but remains a better than good copy. First edition, Abbey's "record" of an octavo edition of 1802 apparently fallacious. Little is known of Parson's origins, he was probably born in Bristol, the son of a merchant captain. "In early life he visited many countries in command of merchant vessels, an occupation that suited a man 'naturally fond of novelty, and remarkably inquisitive'" (ODNB). He unsuccessfully tried to establish himself as a merchant in Bristol, but in 1767 was approached by the Turkey Company to become their "consul and marine factor" at Iskenderun, Aleppo's port, where he worked for six years before ill-health forced him to resign. Subsequently he travelled extensively for "commercial speculation, making several journeys in Asia Minor in 1772?-4, and travelling from Iskenderun through the mountains to Aleppo. From there he crossed the desert to Baghdad, where he stayed between May and October 1774. He travelled up the Euphrates to Hillah and downriver to Basrah, where he was during the siege by a Persian army in 1775. He next visited Bombay, and then—ever inquisitive—made a lengthy voyage along the west coast of India as far as Goa, returning to Bombay early in 1776. In 1778 he travelled via the Red Sea and Egypt, and visited Mocha, Suez, Cairo, and Rosetta. Having returned to Europe in the same year he retired to Leghorn, where he died in 1785." He left his manuscript account to his brother-in-law, the Revd John Berjew of Bristol, whose son, the Revd John Paine Berjew, edited it for publication. Parsons was as curious and attentive traveller, his observations giving "insights into the various places that he visited, including Bombay, Mocha, and Cairo. Everywhere he took much interest in commerce, government, and ways of life", of particular interest are his account of the preparations at Cairo for the inundation of the Nile, and of its effects; and his description of "the 216 groups making up the grand procession of pilgrims to Mecca".

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        The British Guide; or, a Directory to Housekeepers & Innkeepers

      Liverpool: Nuttall, Fisher, and Dixon., 1808 1st ed, VG. In contemporary half black calf with blue marbled boards, light wear to corners and boards. Spine, decorative gilt tooling, gilt titles to maroon calf label, edges rubbed. Internally, later endpapers, pencil name to title page, [4], [1], 2-204 pp, Title continues: Containing the best directions in making & managing of choice British wines, with receipts and instructions for flavouring, colouring, etc. of foreign wines and spirits; Also, directions for making compounds, and imperial and fine-flavoured waters, &c. &c. Mostly a slightly altered version of Davies's INkeepers and Butlers Guide. Uncommon. COPAC & WorldCat locate 3 copies in the UK & 2 in the US.

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        Observations on the Fifth Report of the Commissioners of Military Enquiry

      And more particularly on those parts of it which relate to the Surgeon General.Thomas Keate (1745-1821), a distinguished London surgeon, succeeded John Gunning in 1798 as surgeon-general to the army, and the following year was elected F.R.S. "Keate wrote little on surgery. He published Cases of Hydrocele and Hernia (1788), and several controversial papers, the chief being Observations on the Fifth Report of the Commissioners of Military Enquiry; the report censured the medical board for showing a lack of proper control, for irregularities in promotion, for making new and unnecessary appointments, for waste and extravagance, and for opening general hospitals unnecessarily. Keate had carried out his duties with success but blame had nevertheless fallen upon him. The board was dissolved in 1809 and Keate was retired with a small allowance. He then complained of how his public duties had interfered with his private practice." [ODNB][bound with], [CLARKE, John Calvert] Observations applying to such parts of the Fifth Report of the Commissioners of Military Enquiry, as relate to the Patent Office of Apothecary-General to the Army. [London], Albion-Press, printed by Joseph Hartnell, Southwark. 1808. 4to., 42pp. A very good presentation copy inscribed in ink at head of title, "Wm. North Sen. Esq. with Mr. Calvert Clarke's compliments".First edition: very rare. OCLC, COPAC & NSTC find copies only at Wellcome (in London) + N.L. Medicine (Maryland). Not in BL.The Apothecary-general to the Army at this period was responsible for the supply of medicines, hospital stores, surgical instruments, and the like. Semi-annually he presented a bill to the Treasury, having previously submitted it for approval to the surgeon and physician generals and to the secretary of war, who certified that the medicines specified had been forwarded to their respective destinations. John Calvert Clarke, the Apothecary-General, here defends the quality and price of his medical supplies against the Commissioners' criticisms.4to., (6) + 160 + (76)pp., title-page dustsoiled and probably wanting a half-title, bound in mid-20th century cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt. A good copy., 1808. First edition: rare. Wellcome III, p.380. OCLC, COPAC & NSTC together locate copies at only a handful of other libraries, viz. BL + Bodleian in UK: 3 US libraries including N.L. Medicine: and the Un. of the W. Indies in Barbados.. And more particularly on those parts of it which relate to the Surgeon General. Thomas Keate (1745-1821), a distinguished London surgeon, succeeded John Gunning in 1798 as surgeon-general to the army, and the following year was elected F.R.S. "Keate wrote little on surgery. He published Cases of Hydrocele and Hernia (1788), and several controversial papers, the chief being Observations on the Fifth Report of the Commissioners of Military Enquiry; the report censured the medical board for showing a lack of proper control, for irregularities in promotion, for making new and unnecessary appointments, for waste and extravagance, and for opening general hospitals unnecessarily. Keate had carried out his duties with success but blame had nevertheless fallen upon him. The board was dissolved in 1809 and Keate was retired with a small allowance. He then complained of how his public duties had interfered with his private practice." [ODNB][bound with], [CLARKE, John Calvert] Observations applying to such parts of the Fifth Report of the Commissioners of Military Enquiry, as relate to the Patent Office of Apothecary-General to the Army. [London], Albion-Press, printed by Joseph Hartnell, Southwark. 1808. 4to., 42pp. A very good presentation copy inscribed in ink at head of title, "Wm. North Sen. Esq. with Mr. Calvert Clarke's compliments".First edition: very rare. OCLC, COPAC & NSTC find copies only at Wellcome (in London) + N.L. Medicine (Maryland). Not in BL.The Apothecary-general to the Army at this period was responsible for the supply of medicines, hospital stores, surgical instruments, and the like. Semi-annually he presented a bill to the Treasury, having previously submitted it for approval to the surgeon and physician generals and to the secretary of war, who certified that the medicines specified had been forwarded to their respective destinations. John Calvert Clarke, the Apothecary-General, here defends the quality and price of his medical supplies against the Commissioners' criticisms. 4to., (6) + 160 + (76)pp., title-page dustsoiled and probably wanting a half-title, bound in mid-20th century cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt. A good copy.

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        Der kaiserliche Koch oder neuestes französisches Kochbuch für alle Stände. Nach der zweiten Originalausgabe aus dem Französischen übersetzt.

      Aarau Heinrich Remigius Sauerländer 1808 - 8°. Frontispiz, VIII S., 405 S., 1 Bl. Ppbd. der Zeit mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren.RTitel Name auf Titel. Die ersten 3 Blätter leicht stockfleckig, sonst saubers Exemplar. ERSTAUSGABE der deutschen Übersetzung. Weiss 3948 - Horn 616. Die französische Originalausgabe erschien als . Die Titel wurden im Einklang mit der politischen Situation Frankreichs geändert: von Impérial zu National und nach der Rückkehr der Bourbonen zu Royal. Das Titelkupfer "Träume eines Gourmand" wurde Grimod de la Reynieres Almanach entlehnt. Die Rezepturen sind der herrschaftlichen französischen Küche entnommen. Vom Autor ist nicht viel bekannt, obwohl seine Bücher sehr beliebt waren und immer wieder aufgelegt wurden. Ebenfalls unbekannt ist der Übersetzer dieser dt. Erstausgabe. Bereits 1809 erscheint eine weitere Ausgabe mit Ch. Dorothea Gürndt als Übersetzerin, später nimmt sich auch Katharina Löffler diesem Buch an und lässt es als hrsg. Gesucht und selten. Deutsch; 0,274 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historikón chartopaígnion. Periéchon epitomin tis Ellinkis Istorías tis opoías proigeítai geniki protheoría tis Archaias Istorias

      Vienna: Georgios Vendotis, 1808. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo [16.5 x 10.5 cm]. 212 pp., 51 woodcut portraits heading Greek-language cards. Half bound in contemporary calf with marbled boards, endpapers printed with blue dots, gilt title label on spine, yellow edges. Some wear to upper spine, corners, board edges, and surface of boards; book stamp of Kollegium Kalksburg on title page, occasionally minor fingersoiling. Internally excellent. First and only edition of a rare ancient-history card game - here bound in book form as originally issued - from the Viennese press founded by the Greek expatriate Georgios Vendotis (1767-95). At once an amusing pastime and a pedagogical tool, the Historikón chartopaígnion shows that the Modern Greek Enlightenment's rediscovery of classical Greek civilization took place not only in scholars' libraries, but also in drawing rooms and on playgrounds. Using 51 full-page cards - each printed with a brief biographical sketch of a lawgiver, king, queen, general, or literary figure from the ancient (principally Greek) world - players attempt to win 'tricks' by demonstrating knowledge of deeds described on the cards. Apparently intended to appeal to a cosmopolitan audience, the work is comprised of four 51-card 'decks', each in a different language: Modern Greek, French, Italian and German. The fact that the title page and preface are printed only in Greek does, however, suggest a primarily Greek-speaking market. Brief rules of the game are appended to the volume in Greek and French (but not German and Italian). To win the Historikón chartopaígnion a player had to be familiar with the principal figures from the pre-Roman world (e.g., Zoroaster, Confucius, Sesostris) and possess a larger working knowledge of famous Greeks and their foes (Darius, Homer, Leonidas, Pericles). It appears that repeating lascivious rumors about Minos, Dido, Socrates or Alexander the Great would not earn you any points: they, like the other ancient luminaries included here, are described with sobriety. Born in the Ionian isle of Zakynthos, Vendotis began his printing career in 1777 as a proofreader in the Venetian shop of Nikolaos Glykis. He followed Polizois Lambaniziotis to Vienna in 1781 where he first worked for Josef Anton Ignaz Edler von Baumeister's press, helping to establish the city as the most important printing location of the Greek Enlightenment. Vendotis published the first Greek newspaper in 1784 and in 1791 opened his own print shop, which, after his death in 1795, was taken over by Bartholomäus Zweck. Zweck used the impressum of Vendotis until 1810. *Astor Library Catalogue, Supplement, p. 271; OCLC 9962526 & 819140935; Anton Mayer, Wiens Buchdruckergeschichte 1482-1882, II, pp. 139 & 180f; Georgios Polioudakis, Die Übersetzung deutscher Literatur ins Neugrieschische vor der Grieschischen Revolution von 1821, pp. 121-29. OCLC and KVK list copies of this work at Harvard, Princeton, NYPL, University of Cincinnati and Université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV).

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        Choix des Lettres Edifiantes, Ecrites Des missions Etrangeres;

      09- Paris- Chez Maradan 1808 - A scarce first edition of this collection of letters. Complete in eight volumes. Volumes are:I-III: Missions de la ChineIV: Missions de L'IndeV-VI: Missions du LevantVII-VIII: Missions de L'Amerique. With the bookplate of Sir Edgar MacCulloch of Guernsey, a bailiff and founder the Guernsey Society of Natural Science, now La Societe Guernsiaise. Also with a note showing these volumes to have been a gift. Published anonymously, these works were considered to be written by Jean Baptiste Montmignon, Archdeacon and secretary to Bishop Bourdeilles of Soissons. He had a part in the writings of works published by the Bishop and was later charged to examine books submitted for the approval of ecclesiastical authority. Condition: In half calf bindings. Externally, rubbed with some bumping. Loss to spines and loss of spine labels. Rear hinge strained to volume III. Some starting to joints with joints cracked to volumes II, III and IV. Lifting to backstrips. Personal bookplate to front pastedown with library stamp. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages bright with scattered spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Faust, Part I in Goethe's Work Volume 8

      Tubingen: Cotta, 1808. First Edition. Very Good. Tubingen: Cotta, 1808. 376 pp. In German. Volume 8 in Goethe's Works. First Edition of the first segment in its complete form, though previously appeared in 1790 as a partial printing, Faust, A Fragment. In Very Good condition. Marble paper covered boards show light rubbing, small dent to front cover, and amateur color corrections. Previous owner details to front paste down and front free end paper. Two small pencil markings to first page. Pages show light foxing and few smudges, though on a whole remain very fresh. Faust is 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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