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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]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz AG]
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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..

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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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        The True Nature of Imposture, Fully Displayed in The Life of Mahomet. [.] The Tenth Edition, corrected.

      London, W. Baynes, 1808. - 8vo. (4), XVIII, 231, (1) pp. With engr. portrait frontispiece. Contemp. marbled half calf with giltstamped spine title. Tenth edition of this "often reprinted" (DNB) treatise, first published in 1697. Its scholarship depended in particular on Pococke. "Prideaux's literary reputation rests on his ‘Life of Mahomet’ (1697) [. of which] the story has been told that the bookseller to whom he offered the manuscript said he ‘could wish there were a little more humour in it.’ No sign of humour was ever shown by Prideaux, except in his proposal (26 Nov. 1715) for a hospital in each university, to be called ‘Drone Hall,’ for useless fellows and students. The ‘Life of Mahomet’ was in fact pointed as a polemical tract against the deists. [.] Some of its errors were noted by Sale in the discourse and notes to his translation of the ‘Koran,’ 1734" (ibid.). - From the library of the British philosopher of religion, David Arthur Pailin (b. 1936), with his bookplate and notes laid in. Previously in the collection of Charles William Tupper (b. 1898), grandson of the Canadian physician and sometime Prime Minister Sir Charles Tupper (1821-1915), one of the Canadian Fathers of Confederation, with his engr. armorial bookplate. Cf. DNB 46, 353. Chauvin XI, 656-660 (earlier editions). Gay 3623 (1st. ed.).

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        Dichterin (1785-1859), vor ihrer Heirat mit Achim von Arnim (1811) geb. Brentano: Eigenh. Brief ohne U., O. u. D. [München, Anfang Dezember 1808].,

      - Quer-Kl.-4°. 1 S. Mit Siegelrest und Adresse (nur diese nicht von Bettines Hand, möglicherweise hat sie der im Text angesprochene "Überbringer" geschrieben): "Ludewig Tiek / Maxplatz No 10, oder im Adler zu erfragen / München". "Lieber Tieck, sogleich wird mich C l e m e n s [ihr Bruder Clemens Brentano (1778-1842)] ablösen, um Ihnen den Zweck dieses Briefes deutlich zu machen. Wann kommen Sie hier her, wahrscheinlich wenn ich weg gehe, dann können Sie in meinem Zimmer wohnen, ich werde eine Kaze (sic!) anschaffen zu Ihrer Gesellschaft. Der Überbringer dieses Briefes, ist ein unschuldig in Sie verliebter, wie ich höre. Freund ich bitte, sind Sie kriegerischer Natur [di]eß einzige mögt ich nur wissen, wegen gewißen Ursachen, ob Sie nehmlich im Stande sind ein Gewehr ohne Zittern abzuschießen. oder gehen Sie lieber mit Bogen und Pfeil um, weil es nicht knallt, es ist mir sehr [im Original unterstrichen] wichtig dieß zu wißen." - / - 1808 wurde Schelling Generalsekretär der neu gegründeten Akademie der Bildenden Künste in München. Friedrich Carl von Savigny, ein Studienfreund von Clemens Brentano, war seit seiner Hochzeit (1804) mit dessen älteren Schwester Kunigunde Brentano auch mit Bettine verschwägert. 1808 wurde er auf eine ordentliche Professur für römisches Zivilrecht an die Universität Landshut berufen. Und so wurde München 1808/09 ein Treffpunkt der Romantiker. - // - Der befreundete Dichter Ludwig Tieck (1773-1853), dem Bettine sehr zugetan war, ist am 19. Oktober 1808 zusammen mit seiner Schwester (Sophie Tieck-Bernhardi) in München angekommen, wie immer ohne Geld, und hatte sich am Maximiliansplatz eine ziemlich kostspielige Wohnung genommen. Mit "Adler" ist vermutlich der "Schwarze Adler" in der Kaufingerstr. gemeint. Schon am 25. Oktober 1808 schreibt Bettine an Savigny: "Den Abend habe ich mit Tieck zugebracht." - Am 26. November: "Tieck war gestern bei mir und las mir etwas von sich vor, was mich entzückt hat;" - // - Bettine wohnte in München in der Rosenstraße bei Elisabeth von Moy, einer Freundin ihrer verstorbenen Schwester Sophie. - Clemens war mit seiner Frau Auguste am 28. September 1808 in München eingetroffen und wohnte notdürftig bei Bettine, wollte jedoch nach Landshut (zu Savigny) übersiedeln. Am 16. Oktober reiste er nach Landshut weiter. Am 29. November kam er wieder nach München und traf am 30. November 1808 Tieck und dessen Schwester. Am 10. Dezember reisten Bettine, und vermutlich auch Clemens, nach Landshut. Bettine verbrachte die Weihnachtstage dort und reiste am 31. Dezember wieder nach München. - // - An Weihnachten erkrankte Tieck an Gicht. - Da es im Brief heißt: "Wann kommen Sie hier her", ist er noch vor der Erkrankung geschrieben worden. Unser Brief entstand also wohl zwischen dem 29. November und dem 10. Dezember, der Abreise Bettines und Clemens` nach Landshut. - Clemens kommt erst wieder am 23./24. Februar nach München, nach dem fingierten Selbstmordversuch seiner Frau; er wohnt im "Goldenen Hahn" und besucht Tieck. Mietet sich am 25. Februar 1809 beim Schneider Schleicher in der Rosengasse ein und flieht am 27. Februar vor seiner Frau nach Landshut, wo er sich versteckt hält bis Ende März. - // - Was die kriegerischen Attribute betrifft, so könnte Bettine Tieck aufgefordert haben, Clemens und Achim von Arnim gegen die Kritik Voß` am "Wunderhorn" zu verteidigen, die am 25./26. November 1808 im "Morgenblatt" erschienen war. Denn es war am 30. November bei dem Treffen mit Tieck und dessen Schwester zum Streit über das "Wunderhorn" gekommen. - Kleiner, ausgebesserter Randschaden vom Entsiegeln. Die Unterschrift ist abgeschnitten, sonst gut. - Wie bei allen Autographen wird die Echtheit von mir schriftlich garantiert. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The History of the Rise, Progress, & Accomplisment of the Abolition of the African Slave - Trade by the British Parliament.

      Printed by R. Taylor and Co. for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster - Row. January 1808, London - Two Volumes, 8vo. pp. [iii] 572 & [i] 592; complete copy with the three plates : 1] folding plate with schematic history of the abolition movement, 2] folding plate illustrating the distribution of Slaves on board ship during transportation, [rear repair with old tape marking showing], 3] engraved plate of slave manacles. Thomas Clarkson (1760-1846) was a leading campaigner against slavery and the African slave trade. After graduating from St. John's College, Cambridge in 1783, Clarkson with Granville Sharp (1735-1813) founded the Committee for the Abolition of the African Slave Trade in 1787, which increased popular support for abolition and was the main campaigner behind the abolition of the slave trade. These volumes, published in 1808, contain a unique contemporary account of the abolition movement from one of its major leaders. Clarkson describes in great detail the Quaker background to the abolitionist movement and the parliamentary debates leading to the Slave Trade Act of 1807. The contemporary arguments both in support and in opposition to abolition and the researches and actions of the abolition movement's members are described, creating an important historical record of the movement. Volume one, contains the early history of the abolition movement until July 1788. Contemporary polished calf, original spines worn, joints firm. original marbled end-papers. Excellent clean Set. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        Cutter, The

      1808. first edition. It Must be Intentional, or it Degenerates into Accidental Inadvertence..."With Six Fine Folding Hand Colored Aquatint Plates by J.A. Atkinson[ATKINSON, J.A., illustrator]. [EVANS, Arthur Benoni]. The Cutter, in Five Lectures in Five Lectures upon the Art and Practice of Cutting Friends, Acquaintances, and Relations. London: J. Carpenter, 1808.First edition. Small octavo (7 x 4 1/8 inches; 177 x 105 mm.). [iv], 104 pp. Six folding hand-colored aquatints, drawn & etched by J. A. Atkinson. Slightly later green cloth over original drab boards, later? printed spine label, corners neatly strengthened. Front blank endpaper removed. A very good copy. Housed in a quarter green morocco clamshell case.The text is most interesting and is designed to assist the complete 'finished gentleman' in the art of cutting-up one's acquaintances: "an intentional slighting or overlooking on anyone connected with us, either by acquaintance, friendship or relation. It must be intentional, or it degenerates into accidental inadvertence... Nor is it only the overlooking of our connexions, that constitutes a "cut." To notice, and designedly to slight them, is equally "cutting."The five lectures instruct in cutting up reviewers, acquaintances, friends and relations; the final lecture consists of appropriate cuts, verbal and otherwise, for the ladies in the presence of attentive men, and envious women. John Augustus Atkinson (1775-1831) was born in London. In 1784, he went to St. Petersburg to his uncle James Walker, engraver to the empress Catherine the Great . There he studied in the picture galleries, encouraged by Catherine and her son Paul I and was commissioned by Paul to paint large pictures of Russian history. In 1801, Atkinson returned to England, and in 1803 published A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians, in 100 plates, drawn and etched by himself. He also painted in watercolors and in 1808 was elected to the Society of Painters in Water Colors. Many of his works, during the Napoleonic wars, were of naval subjects. He painted many battle scenes including a Battle of Waterloo, which was engraved by John Burnet. His last contribution to the Royal Academy exhibition was in 1829.Arthur Benoni Evans (1781-1854), a miscellaneous writer, was knowledgeable in Latin, Greek, Hebrew, French, Italian, Spanish, and Icelandic, and was a competent artist.Abbey, Life in England, 295; Not in Tooley

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        Sketch of a Plan and Method of Education, Founded on an Analysis of the Human Faculties, and Natural Reason, Suitable for the Offspring of a Free People and for All Rational Beings

      Philadelphia: Printed for the Author, 1808. 168 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary sheep, front hinge tender, bookplate. 168 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Shaw & Shoemaker 15696

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        Description historique de la Basilique de Superga située sur la colline près Turin, ornée de vignettes et de neuf planches en taille-douce contenant les plans, coupes et élévations géométrales de cet édifice, avec des notes sur l'histoire naturelle de ladite colline, par Modeste Paroletti membre du corps législatif et de l'Académie Impériale des Scienes de Turin.

      Turin: Reycend et Comp. Librairies 1808 - Folio. (42.5 x 28 cm). pp. (5-)28. Dark green cloth spine over brown marbled boards, gilt rules and titles to spine. Binding worn at extremities, head of spine detached in places, some very light toning and foxing throughout, generally very good. Full page frontispiece illustration, 3 vignette illustrations in text, 9 double page engraved plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Microcosm of London; or, London in Miniature, The

      1808. first edition. With Nine of Abbey's Twelve Key Plates in Their First "Luminous" State An Extraordinary Copy Bound in Early Nineteenth Century Scored Calf[ACKERMANN, R[udolph]. The Microcosm of London; or, London in Miniature]. London: R. Ackermann?'s Repository of Arts, [1808-1810].First edition, early issue, bound from the original parts, with nine of Abbey's twelve key plates in their first state. Text watermarked J. Whatman 1806 and 1807; plates watermarked J. Whatman 1806, 1807 and 1808. "Contents" leaf in volume one in first state. With all of the errata uncorrected, except for that reading ?"coustom?" for ?"custom?" on p. 218 of Volume I (see Abbey, Scenery, p. 138). Three large quarto volumes (13 x 10 7/8 inches; 330 x 277 mm.). iv, 1, contents], [1, blank], [3]-231, [1, blank]; [iii]-vi, [1, contents], [1, blank], 239, [1, blank]; [iii]-iv, [1, contents], [1, publisher?'s note], 280, [6, index and errata] pp. Bound from the original parts without the half-titles, as was quite often the case. Woodcut title and engraved dedication leaf in each volume. With 104 hand-colored aquatint plates, including fifty-four by J. Bluck, twenty-nine by J.C. Stadler, ten by T. Sutherland, ten by J. Hill, and one by Harraden, after Rowlandson and Pugin. First state of Abbey's key plates 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. Plates 3 and 39 in second state as usual, plate 91 in third state. The plates all with tissue guards loosely inserted, all bright and fresh and without the offsetting from the plates to the text that is normally seen. Apart from some minor foxing to the preliminary leaves of each volume, this is the cleanest and certainly the finest copy of the Microcosm that we have ever seen. Contemporary full red scored calf, covers elaborately bordered in gilt, spine with five raised bands, elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board-edges, elaborate gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Each volume in a red calf chemise, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, each in a red board slipcase. All volumes with a small (unidentified) German Library label on front free-endpaper. "The book was issued in twenty-six monthly parts, each part containing four plates, and at 7s. a part, a price that was advanced early on to 10. 6d. for non-subscribers. A thousand sets are said to have been issued, a statement that may be correct for the original part publication, but must be considerably short of the final number, when bound sets distributed later are taken into account" "At the end of the third volume, a list of thirteen errata for the three volumes is given. If these have been corrected then the set will be found to be a late issue: if all the errata are uncorrected (this is rare), then the book has been bound from parts; the same claim of part binding can be made for sets that have errata uncorrected except for that reading 'coustom' for 'custom' on page 218 of volume 1. This is the case with the present copy -- all errata uncorrected except one." (Abbey).?"The [book's] striking feature is not so much the text (though the third volume is notable as the work of W. Combe) but the coloured illustrations, in this case the combined work of Pugin and Rowlandson…The pictures in this book cover all the well-known public buildings of London—churches, banks, prisons, theatres, etc.,—capitally portrayed by Pugin…The great metropolis, with its high life and low, its light and its shade, could have had no one better fitted [than Rowlandson] to portray its inmates. The spirited figures that he adds to Pugin?'s backgrounds show that his talents were not limited to the ludicrous and grotesque. With the happiest faculty for expressing character, he is equally at home amid a serious discussion of naval policy at the Admiralty Board-Room, or among the excited, gambling crowd of the Royal Cockpit. At Westminster Abbey or Bridewell, the College of Physicians or Billingsgate, everywhere he has seized on the essential features and the typical frequenters of the place…The book is a living and delightful record of the old metropolis of [two] hundred years ago, the London of Lamb, Jane Austen, Dickens, and Thackeray, of places and incidents that are now mere memories?" (Martin Hardie, pp. 101-102).?"The ?'Microcosm of London?' is one of the great colour-plate books, and a carefully selected copy should form the corner stone of any collection of books on this subject. The plates by Rowlandson and Pugin present an unrivaled picture of London in early 19th century, of historic value, as many of the buildings no longer exist?" (Tooley). Early impressions are particularly prized: ?"original impressions of these splendid plates have a luminous quality entirely absent from later printings?" (Abbey).Abbey, Scenery, 212. Adams, London Illustrated, 99. Martin Hardie, pp. 100-103. Prideaux, pp. 121-124 and 348. Tooley 7.

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        Itinéraire Descriptif De l'Espagne, et Tableau Élémentaire Des Différentes Branches De L'administration et De L'industrie De Ce Royaume. 5 Volumes (première édition) et Atlas (de la 3ème édition).

      - Cinq volumes, in-8, reliure de cartonnage bistre d'époque, Paris, H. Nicolle et Lenormant, 1808, pièces de titre au dos de maroquin rouge, titre et tomaison dorés, pp. CLX-tableau chronologique dépliant-386, 244-277, 511, 547,496-XXXVIII de table générale. Le volume 2 comporte deux parties. Les cinq volumes (première édition) sont accompagnés de l'Atlas (troisième édition), reliure demi-basane d'époque, Paris, Librairie Historique, 23,5 x 31, titre doré au dos avec filets et fleurons, pages de garde et tranches marbrées, table des planches suivie de 41 cartes dont certaines dépliantes montées sur onglet. Alexandre de Laborde (1773-1842) rejoignit l'armée autrichienne pendant la Révolution Française, réussit à se fairer rayer de la liste des émigrés en 1797 et part à Madrid en 1800-1801 comme attaché à l'ambassade de Lucien Bonaparte, puis voyagera en Espagne. Aidé par une équipe de collaborateurs, il publie cette première édition de "l'itinéraire descriptif", qui tient à la fois du guide de voyage et de l'étude géographique, historique, archéologique, économique et sociale sur l'Espagne du tout début XIXe siècle. Rare. Usures au dos ou sur les plats des cinq volumes, coiffes un peu blanchies, quelques coins usés, ex-libris imprimé de "Henri de Fitz-James" sur chaque contreplat, intérieur frais, quelques rousseurs sur les pages de garde, petites déchirures à la page de garde du tome 3. Couverture et plats de l'Atlas usés, dos frotté, coins et champs usés, rousseurs sur les pages de titre et de tables, rousseurs aux marges des cartes, mais les cartes sont en très bon état. Bon ensemble malgré les défauts, rare complet avec l'atlas. PHOTOS NUMERIQUES DISPONIBLES PAR EMAIL SUR SIMPLE DEMANDE-DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPS MAY BE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.(ALB5) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Art of Cookery made Easy and Refined; comprising ample directions for preparing every article requisite for furnishing the tables of the nobleman, gentleman and tradesman

      London: printed for J. Nunn...Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, Richardsons and J. Ridgway, 1808. First printed recipe for English Twelfth Cake. Fourth edition. 12 engraved plates showing bill of fare for each month. Pp. half title, xxiv, 211. 8vo., a handsome copy in nineteenth century half calf with mottled marbled paper covered boards, rebacked carefully with original spine laid down, preserving original endpapers, very mild browning to the engraved dedication leaf, otherwise very good. With the booklabel of Thomas Buchanan Esq. of Powis with ownership inscription of Mrs. Buchanan on the title. John Mollard was the chef at the London Tavern in Bishopsgate Street and he dedicates the book to its owner, Lawrence Laforest. The first edition of Mollard's book appeared in 1801 and went into 5 editions by 1836. The third edition and this one a year later include the first printed recipe for English Twelfth Cake, a key feature at this time in the celebration of Epiphany. Other very interesting recipes include Hyde Park Corner Cakes, a good section on fish sauces, how to make haggis, how to dry wild mushrooms, turkey with truffles, calves ears with parmesan cheese, Spanish olios &c. Very rare. Only 5 copies recorded in the World Catalogue of Libraries, 2 in London at the Warburgh Institute and somewhere in the Corporation of London Libraries, 1 in Berlin and 2 in the US in New York and Indiana University. This edition only recorded by Bitting p.328 & Cagle 882. ; Simon BG 1065 and 1066 mentions the 1st and 3rd editions; Oxford the 3rd edition of 1807 and Vicaire only the first.

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        Three addresses, by Sir John Dalrymple, Baronet, lately Baron of Exchequer in Scotland, to the seamen, soldiers, and great mass of the people of England, Scotland, and Ireland

      Edinburgh: printed by J. Robertson. 1808. 8vo., (3) - 45 + (3)pp., with 5 woodcut illustrations in the text, wanting the half-title but with the final blank (F4), light marginal dampstain in several leaves at end, title-page a little dust-soiled, recent marbled boards lettered on spine, entirely uncut. A good, large, copy. First and only edition: apparently rare (COPAC finds copies only at NLS + Bodleian: not in BL). An off-the-wall paper on a proposal to supply steam-operated washing machines to the Royal Navy for laundering clothes at sea, on a similar wash-house scheme on land and for brewing beer, baking bread and making dumplings at sea. Dalrymple's first Address> describes in considerable detail - and with a woodcut illustration - his proposed naval washing-machine. The machine, the author suggests, would have three enormous advantages: viz. no damage to clothes due to no friction or rubbing; health promotion due to the 'powerful and penetrating nature' of steam which will 'destroy all verming, their eggs, and seeds, and also .... any infectious disease'; and, thirdly, the use of 'much less soap' than in the 'common way'. The author's second Address> pursues the same theme but extends the washing-machine's usefulness to land-based wash-houses. He cites several advantages, not least to London. 'The benefit will be great to London, and other great cities, where washing costs nearly double of what it does in any other part of the kingdom; where the washing is performed in garrets, often by careless unknown people, without drying places; and where there are no washing-greens to spread clothes upon. But the meanest householder woman might, by means of steam, wash for her family at almost no expence except that of soap .....'. A second advantage was the 'durability of goods washed', the author noting that the usual rubbings, twisting, beating, squeezing, and so forth, would be avoided. And, thirdly, Londoners were disadvantages by lack of space for 'washing-greens on which the goods washed may be exposed to the sun and air'. The steam wash system together with an overnight soaking of the clothes in a 'bleaching liquor' or 'liquid oxygenated muriatic acid' would resolve the problem. The clothes would be so white that 'the finest lady in London can get the finest pieces of her dress washed as transparent in London, by means of steam, as can be done in the country'. Dalrymple's third Address> describes in detail a system of brewing beer, making bread and yeast dumplings on board ship. He includes a note about 'making beer from sugar or molasses, for supplying the inhabitants of the East and West Indies. Sir John Dalrymple (1726-1810), lawyer and historian, was a protégé of the Duke of Argyll and of Lord North. He was 'an active, well-liked if sometimes irritating member of the Edinburgh literati, and a prominent member of important societies such as the Select Society, the Poker Club, and the Glasgow Literary Society. He was an early protégé of Lord Kames and a member of a circle which included David Hume and Adam Smith'. [Nicholas Phillipson in ODNB]. None of Dalrymple's projects and chemical inventions was patented.

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        Eu o Principe Regente FaÁo saber aos que o prezente Alvar com forÁa de Lei virem, que havendo-me constado em Consulta do Conselho Ultramarino, que o augmento de populaÁ?o, e de riqueza de algumas Villas deste Estado, multiplicando as relaÁ?es, e implicando os interesses dos seus habitantes Ö.

      Rio de Janeiro, Na Impress?o Regia, dated 27 June 1808. - Woodcut intital. (2 ll.), printed on the recto and verso of the first leaf only. Folio (29.1 x 20 cm.), disbound. In very good condition. ---- FIRST EDITION? Creates an office of @Juiz de FÛra do Civel, Crime e Orf?oes for the Villas of Santo Antonio de S and MagÈ (across Guanabara Bay from Rio de Janeiro). This copy has a slightly different setting of type from the one in our copy of the @Codigo Brasiliense. It is probably an earlier edition.This is an early imprint from Rio de Janeiro. Except for the press operated very briefly by Antonio Isidoro da Fonseca in 1747, without authorization, no printing press operated in Brazil until the Portuguese court arrived there in March 1808, as a result of the French invasion of Portugal during the Peninsular War. The Impress?o Regia of Rio de Janeiro was the only press in that city from 1808 to 1821, and the only press working in Brazil from 1808 until 1811, when Manuel da Silva Serva began to print in Bahia.---- Almeida Camargo & Borba de Moraes, @Bibliografia da Impress?o RÈgia do Rio de Janeiro II, no. 44. Not in Valle Cabral. Not in JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books. SHIPPED FROM PORTUGAL [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit Initialen ("J. M.").

      Bologna, [nach 1808 (1815?)].. 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Velin-Briefpapier mit dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Beiliegend Umschlag, von anderer Hand adressiert, mit rotem Lacksiegel.. An die Schwester seines Schwagers Napoleon, Pauline Bonaparte-Borghese (1780-1825) in Lucca: "Ma cher soeur, j'arrive a Bologne et je m'empresse de vous l'annoncer; je desire avoir de vos nouvelles et j'en envoi prendre. Annonces moi bien vite que votre est meilleure et que vous m'aimez toujours. Adieu, je vous embrasse de tout mon coeur et je desire bien vivement vous voir [...] Votre affectionne frere". - Spuren alter mittiger Querfaltung. Etwas braunfleckig.

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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) ( 68,5 x 51 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.

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

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

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        Le Servitu Prediali Sanzionate dal Codice Napoleon, Ridotte in Casi

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

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        An Essay on a New Theory of Colours

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

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        Faust, Part I

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

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