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

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

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        Gibraltar : eine kurzgefaßte historisch-statistisch-topographische Beschreibung ; mit Ansicht und Plan auf 2 Kupfertafeln / [C. Timäus]

      Dessau ; Leipzig : Voß, 1808. 52 S. : 2 Tafeln, Schrift: Fraktur, Eigentümersignatur auf Vorsatzblatt gebundene Ausgabe, Pappband der Zeit, Exemplar in gutem Erhaltungszustand 1 gefaltete Ansicht Gibraltar von der spanischern Seite /// 1 gefalteter Grundriss von Gibraltar (Böttger aus Dresen) England Versand D: 4,50 EUR Spanien / spanische Geschichte / englische Geschichte / England / Great Britain / Großbritannien, Landeskunde / Ortsgeschichte / Alte Länderbeschreibung /

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        The Genuine Works of William Hogarth. Illustrated With Biographical Anecdotes, a Chronological Catalogue, and Commentary.

      London Longman Hurst Rees and Orme /1810 1808 - 2 Vol. gr.4°. VII, 524 S., VIII, 444 S., Index. Goldgepr. Original-Leineneinband mit Ganzgoldschnitt. nice clean copy. (Contemp. full calf, elaborate blind & gilt borders, raised gilt bands, spines in blind & gilt. Some sl. rubbing to hinges). (Einband stärker berieben und etwas bestossen, sonst sehr schönes Expl.). Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité des pierres precieuses, des porphyres, granits, marbres, albatres, et autres roches propres à recevoir le poli et a orner les monumens publics et les édifices particuliers [première et deuxième parties]

      1808 - deux volumes in-8, Paris, chez F. Schoell, 1808, , deux volumes in-8, [4]-XXVII-565 pages en numérotation continue, 8 planches, demi-basane aubergine, dos lisses et filetés, Édition originale de ce traité pratique sur les pierres précieuses – dures et tendres – et sur les roches destinées à recevoir le poli (marbres, porphyres, albâtres). Il comprend 8 planches gravées en taille-douce d'après les dessins de l'auteur, figurant les outils et machines du lapidaire et du marbrier. Ingénieur des Mines à Paris, Brard (1788-1838) fut élève de Brongniart et devint professeur de géologie au Muséum. A l'époque de la rédaction de ce traité, il est aide-naturaliste du géologue Barthélemy Faujas. Cachets de l'Institut catholique de Paris annulé Étiquettes en pied des dos. Quelques auréoles pâles. Bon exemplaire. Ward & Carozzi, n° 305. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Daily Prayer

      Mefs 1808 - 1808. 187 pages. No dust jacket. Brown leather with gilt lettering. Severely hinge cracked with Missing front board and loose board at rear. Noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks with intermittent dog-eared corners. Marbled endpapers with insert at rear and inscription of previous owners name at rear pages. Speckled pattern along block-edge. Noticeable wear, rubbing and scuffing along spine with crack along centre and peeling around edges of lettering. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abrégé chronologique de l'histoire d'Arles, contenant les Evènemens arrivés pendant qu'elle a été tour-à-tour Royaume et République, ensuite réunie à la Souveraineté des Comtes de Provence et des Rois de France. Ouvrage enrichi du Recueil complet des Inscriptions et de Planches des Monumens antiques.

      Gaspard Mesnier, Arles 1808 - In-4 de 1 f. et XXVII-520-XXVII (inscriptions antiques)-32pl. pp., demi chagrin. Edition originale de l'histoire d'Arles la plus importante et la plus recherchée. Exemplaire bien complet des 32 planches h.t., certaines dépliantes, dont la célèbre gravure représentant le théâtre d'Arles avec les maisons qui en occupaient le centre et le pourtour (la planche 28 est en double). Bien complet également des 27 pages d'inscriptions antiques collectées par le Père Dumont. Très bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Delicious Weather, & c.]. [Six Caricatures Relating to Weather]

      1808. first edition. James Gillray's 'Weather' SeriesSatire, Society, Gross Humor and Excess…GILLRAY, James. [Delicious Weather, & c.]. London: H. Humphrey, Feb. 10th, 1808.Six (of seven) fine caricatures illustrating the vagaries of the British weather.Lacking the fifth print 'Fine Bracing Weather' (#557). Small folio (average size 10 x 8 inches; 253 x 203 mm.). Each protected in a window mount. Chemised in a quarter black morocco clamshell case. Very fine and exceptionally rare.Delicious Weather (#553)Dreadful Hot Weather (#554) Sad Sloppy Weather (#555)Raw Weather (#556)Windy Weather (#558)Very Slippy Weather (#559)James Gillray (1756 or 1757 - 1815), was a British caricaturist and printmaker famous for his etched political and social satires, mainly published between 1792 and 1810. The name of Gillray's publisher and print seller, Miss Hannah Humphrey is inextricably associated with that of the caricaturist. Gillray lived with Miss (often called Mrs) Humphrey during the entire period of his fame. It is believed that he several times thought of marrying her, and that on one occasion the pair were on their way to the church, when Gillray said: "This is a foolish affair, methinks, Miss Humphrey. We live very comfortably together; we had better let well alone." Gillray has been called the father of the political cartoon, with his satirical works calling the king, prime ministers and generals to account. Regarded as being one of the two most influential cartoonists, the other being William Hogarth, Gillray's wit and humour, knowledge of life, fertility of resource, keen sense of the ludicrous, and beauty of execution, at once gave him the first place among caricaturists.One of Gillray's prints, "Twopenny Whist," is a depiction of four individuals playing cards, and the character shown second from the left, an ageing lady with eyeglasses and a bonnet, is widely believed to be an accurate depiction of Miss Humphrey.Gillray's prints were exposed in Humphrey's shop window, where eager crowds examined them. One of his later prints, "Very Slippy-Weather", shows Miss Humphrey's shop in St. James's Street in the background. In the shop window a number of Gillray's previously published prints, such as Tiddy-Doll the Great French Gingerbread Maker, Drawing Out a New Batch of Kings; His Man, Talley Mixing up the Dough, a satire on Napoleon's king-making proclivities, are shown in the shop window. While many of Gillray?'s prints evolved from his own designs, still others were based on the suggestions of amateurs (prints commissioned after others?' designs were an important source of income for Gillray). This print was one of a series of seven on the weather initiated by Gillray?'s friend, the Reverend John Sneyd. Sneyd often provided ideas and sketches for the artist?'s elaboration, and was, as well, an intermediary between Gillray and George Canning from the time Canning entered Parliament, in service to the Tory cause. Gillray distinguishes his role by inscribing ?"etch?'d by Js. Gillray,?" rather than crediting himself as ?"inventor.?"While many of Gillray?'s prints evolved from his own designs, still others were based on the suggestions of amateurs (prints commissioned after others?' designs were an important source of income for Gillray). This print was one of a series of seven on the weather initiated by Gillray?'s friend, the Reverend John Sneyd. Sneyd often provided ideas and sketches for the artist?'s elaboration, and was, as well, an intermediary between Gillray and George Canning from the time Canning entered Parliament, in service to the Tory cause. Gillray distinguishes his role by inscribing ?"etch?'d by Js. Gillray,?" rather than crediting himself as ?"inventor.?"His last work, from a design by Bunbury, is entitled Interior of a Barber's Shop in Assize Time, and is dated 1811. While he was engaged on it he became mad, although he had occasional intervals of sanity, which he employed on his last work. The approach of madness may have been hastened by his intemperate habits. Gillray died on 1 June 1815 in London, and was buried in St James's churchyard, Piccadilly.Wright & Evans numbers 553-559.

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        David, Jules - Fashion.

      ELEGANTE DAMES IN HET BOIS DE BOULOGNEMode tekening met pen en waterverf op karton door Jules David (1808 - Parijs - 1892). Gesigneerd links onder. Verso gedateerd/beschreven: "1877 / 3ème No d"Avril / No 16"'. Afmetingen: 29,1 x 23,5 cm.Het aquarel stamt uit een serie van modeontwerpen gemaakt door David voor het Parijse modetijdschrift Le Moniteur de la Mode ("Journal du Grand Monde. Modes, Illustrations, Patrons, Litterature, Beaux-Arts,Theatres"'). Hiervan bevinden zich verschillende exemplaren in het Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Pavillon de Marsan/Louvre). David was leerling van Duval le Camus en ontving van Le Salon in 1885 een Mention Honorable.Dit werk komt uit de verzameling van Charlotte von Prybram-Gladona.Charlotte, habituée van de Beau Monde, werd in 1910 geboren te München en trouwde op vierentwintigjarige leeftijd met de Weense edelman Albin von Prybram-Gladona. De echtelieden ontmoetten elkaar tijdens de danslessen die Albin, twintig jaar ouder dan Charlotte, nam om fit te blijven (!). Zijn familie onderhield nauwe banden met Einstein, Schweitzer, Rilke en Thomas Mann, terwijl hij Johannes Brahms kende als "onkel Jo".Toen Charlotte en Albin vlak voor het uitbreken van de Tweede Wereldoorlog verhuisden naar Parijs, verkochten zij noodgedwongen het leeuwendeel van hun meubelcollectie. Dat stelde hen echter wel in staat zich over te geven aan hun passie voor tekeningen, die beduidend minder plaats innamen. Het echtpaar keerde in 1969 terug naar Oostenrijk en vestigde zich in Salzburg. Albin overleed vijf jaar later, terwijl Charlotte er de hoge leeftijd van 92 bereikte.Prijs: € 985,- (incl. 21% BTW).

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Paris, 22. IX. 1808. - Small 4to. 1½ pp. To an unidentified recipient, requesting permission to accept a medal from the Grand Duke of Baden. - Small traces of mounting. From the collection of Eduard Fischer von Röslerstamm.

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        Carte Générale de la Terre Napoléon

      Paris: Gravé par Tardieu, 1808. Engraved chart measuring 580 x 850 mm. (sheet size), blank margins slightly rubbed with a few a few closed tears (now expertly repaired, engraving unaffected); otherwise fine overall. Impressive early chart of the South Australian coastline revealing French colonial ambitions for Australia, a result of the survey undertaken during the Baudin expedition in Australian waters during 1802.As the title "Terre Napoleon" strongly implies, the map is tangible proof of French colonial ambitions for Australia. At the time of the Baudin voyage a Napoleonic order existed to conquer the continent, a plan ultimately frustrated by defeat in Europe. The place names engraved on this chart maps are almost entirely in French; interestingly, when the second edition of Baudin's voyage was published in 1824 most of these names were discretely changed into English.Although the map bears the engraved date of 1808 it was included in the atlas volume of the official voyage account published in 1812. A milestone in mapping the continent, this was the first Australian atlas ever published. Although Matthew Flinders charted this coastline at the same time as Baudin, and the two expeditions famously met in Encounter Bay, Flinders' publication was delayed by several years due to his imprisonment at the hands of the French on Mauritius. The matter of precedence remained a bone of contention between the English and the French for some time as here there is no acknowledgement of Flinders' prior discoveries.This map is beautifully enhanced by vignettes of Australian flora and fauna based on drawings by Charles Alexandre Lesueur (featuring kangaroos and sea lions reclining composed beneath an idealised neoclassical figure). Most examples are removed from the atlas and are subsequently folded, however this example is a single unfolded sheet and remains in excellent condition.

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        A Collection of Designs for Rural Retreats, as Villas. Principally in the Gothic and Castle styles of Architecture

      London: printed by V. Griffiths, published by J. & T. Carpenter and others, 1808. Quarto. (13 x 10 5/8 inches). Aquatint additional title, 24 aquatint plates and plans, each printed in a single colour: black, dark brown, bistre or blue. Contemporary tree calf gilt, covers with border of single gilt roll, the flat spine divided into six compartments by horizontal fillets, black morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, the others with decorative repeat tooling in gilt with pointillé work (joints rubbed) A beautifully illustrated work, mostly in the neo-Gothic style, from one of the great architectural draughtsmen of the late-18th century. This valuable work begins with an essay by Malton 'Reflections on the necessity and advantage of temporary retirement' - 'The wise, the virtuously independent, who prefer the pure and tranquil retirement of the country, to the foetid joys of the tumultuous city, are they who take the most likely means to enjoy that blessing of life, happiness' (p.ii). This is followed by an introduction in which he recommends the smaller house or 'villa' as against a single very large mansion. 'Many families have been either ruined, or greatly hurt by a madness for building magnificent houses, in town or country, which have too often proved the tombs of the most substantial riches, and have soon passed into the hands of strangers' (p.9). The final section gives explanations of the fine plates, beginning with a definition of the 'rural retreat' or villa: 'A Villa, may be defined, the country retreat of a nobleman or gentleman. Its character is elegance, and its situation should be retired. A Villa should not be of great extent ... It should be capable of accommodating a few chosen friends with ease and comfort; wherefore it should possess every requisite convenience for domestic felicity. Its contour should be uniform, and distinguished by unadorned beauty of form, or by just distribution of chaste ornament' (p.15). James Malton, was the son of Thomas Malton (1726-1801) and the younger brother of Thomas Malton Jr. (1748-1804). The whole family worked as architectural draughtsmen, but also specialised in different but related areas: Malton senior was noted for his work on the theory of perspective and pure geometry, Thomas Malton Jr. became well-known as a teacher (J.M.W. Turner wrote 'My real master was Tom Malton) and for his highly accurate drawings of London, whilst James was evidently keen to secure work as a practising architect: 'Mr. Malton would furnish an estimate of the cost that would be incurred in Building not only any design of this collection, but any other design of his he might make; and would enter into contract for the just execution thereof ' ('advertisement' page following the title) Abbey Life 35; Archer 196:1; Prideaux p.343; RIBA, III, 2015.

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        The proceedings of a General Court Martial, held at Chelsea Hospital, on Thursday, January 28, 1808, and continued, by adjournment, till Tuesday, March 15, for the trial of Lieut. Gen. Whitelocke, late Commander-in-Chief of the forces in South America. Taken in Short-hand by Mr. Gurney. With the defence, copied from the original, by permission of General Whitelocke; also all the documents produced on the trial. Vol.I. [ - Vol.II].

      London: printed for J.C. Mottley, Portsmouth; published by Longman (&c.). 1808. Two vols., 8vo., two folding engraved maps, (8) + 438 + xxxix + (1) and (8) + 439-830pp., contemporary half calf over marbled boards, skilfully rebacked and labelled. A very good copy. First edition. General Whitelocke's court-martial was the inevitable consequence of his enormous and disastrous ill-judged, and ill-directed, campaign against Spanish forces in Buenos Aires and the Plate region of South America in May - July 1807. 'Whitelocke returned to England on 7 November 1807, and in January 1808 he was court-martialled at Chelsea. ..... The court martial took seven weeks, and Whitelocke faced four charges covering poor diplomacy, military incompetence, and negotiation of a shameful surrender, each barely relevant to what had happened. He was found guilty and was cashiered. His fault lay in taking on a task beyond his capacity, for which those who appointed him should have shared the blame'. [John D. Grainger in ODNB].

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        Institutiones philosophiae moralis, in usum academicum conscriptae.

      Leyden du Saar 1808 - First edition. 8vo. VIII, 210 p., (1) leaf. Contemporary calf, sine and covers richly gilt, morocco label. A large paper copy. All edges gilt. Very beautiful book. Son of Dionysius v. d. Wynpersse, lived 1759-1842, became professor of philosophy at Groningen in 1787. ?Two years later he resigned to become minister in Amsterdam . When his ageeing father began to need help with his teaching duties? Samuel was appointed in Leiden. He supplemented his fathers textbooks with his own textbook on moral philosophy. ?The manual is divided into a general and a specific part dealing with our duties to God, our mind, body, and our fellow men. Moral philosophy is defined as the science leading man to true perfection and is contrasted with anthropology, which deals with the human condition .? (quoted from Dictionary, see above). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres d'Evariste Parny -

      Chez Debray 1808 -, Paris - 5 tomes. In-12 Tome 1 : 252 pp. Tome 2: 249 pp. Tome 3: 256 pp. Tome 4: 228 pp. Tome 5: 232 pp. Reliure d'époque plein maroquin rouge. Dos à nerfs finement orné. Large frise d'encadrement sur les plats. Toutes tranches dorées. Intérieur très frais. Bel ensemble. Poète français, Evariste de Parny est né en 1753 à Saint-Paul de l?île Bourbon, il meurt en 1814 à Paris. Il écrit les Poésies érotiques, son ?uvre la plus connue, inspirées par une liaison avec une jeune fille à qui il donne des cours ; liaison rendue impossible par son père. De Parny se met alors à composer des poèmes plus romantiques. En 1785, un voyage en Inde lui inspirera Les chansons madécasses (publiées en 1787), pamphlet anticolonialiste en prose qui oppose l?hospitalité des nègres, leurs rituels religieux, militaires, amoureux, à la traite négrière par les blancs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        XXI Veterum et Clarorum Medicorum Graecorum Varia Opuscula. Primo nunc impensis Anastasii, Nicolai, Zoes et Michaelis, Fratrum Zosimadarum, Nobilissimorum Ioanninorum, de Litteris Graecis intra et extra Patriam suam optime meritorum ex oribasii Codice Mosquensi Graece edidit, interpretationem Ltinam 10. Baptistae Rasarii, item fuas animadversiones et Indicem voacbulorum adjecti Chr. Fr. e Matthaei.

      Mosquae, Litteris Caesares Universitatis, 1808. - 26x22 cm. 1 w. Bl., XIV, 1 Bl., 416 S. Kalbsledereinband, Kanten und Ecken aufgerieben, teils mit kl. Fehlstellen. Oberes Kapital mit Fehlstelle, unteres aufgerissen. Leder getrocknet und rissig, stärker beschabt. Innen durchgehend leicht stockfleckig aber sauber, randgebräunt. Manche Seiten mit Eselsohr. Cum Tabula Aenea. Mit Besitzstempel (Initialstempel, alte Provenienz) verso der Titelseite. Text zweispaltig: linke Seite Griechisch, rechte Seite Latein. Mit einer größeren und einer kleineren gestochenen Vignette sowie einer gestochenen Titelbild zu Beginn des Textes. Matthäi: Christian Friedrich von M. wurde am 4. März 1744 in Gröst in Thüringen geb. Sein Vater war Trompeter in der Compagnie des Rittmeisters Rüdiger; da der Name M. in den Akten des Pfarramtes von Gröst nicht weiter vorkommt, so war die Compagnie, welcher der Vater angehörte, wahrscheinlich nur kurze Zeit auf dem Durchmarsche in Gröst. Seine Mutter wird in dem Kirchenbuche (gegen die dortige Gewohnheit) nicht erwähnt. Er besuchte von 1754 an die Kreuzschule in Dresden und bezog 1763 die Universität Leipzig. Im J. 1772 wurde er, von Ernesti empfohlen, Rector in Moskau. In demselben Jahre wurde er dort außerordentlicher, 1774 ordentlicher Professor der alten Litteratur, 1782 erhielt er den Titel eines Collegienrathes. 1784 zu einer Reise nach Sachsen beurlaubt, hinderte ihn eine Krankheit an der Rückreise. So wurde er 1785 Rector der Landesschule zu Meißen und 1789 Professor der griechischen Sprache an der Universität Wittenberg. 1805 wurde er russischer Hofrath und wiederum Professor der classischen Litteratur an der Universität in Moskau, wo er am 14.26. September 1811 starb. Seine bedeutendsten litterarischen Arbeiten sind den Kirchenvätern und dem Neuen Testamente gewidmet; besondere Verdienste erwarb er sich durch die Bekanntmachung zahlreicher Moskauer Handschriften, besonders aus der Bibliothek der heiligen Synode. Nicht selbst herausgegeben hat er den von ihm in dieser Bibliothek entdeckten Codex der Homerischen Hymnen, welcher einen Hymnus an die Demeter und das Fragment eines Hymnus an den Dionysos enthält, die bis dahin unbekannt waren. Nach seiner Abschrift gab dieselben Ruhnken heraus. (Quelle: Eyssenhardt, "Matthäi, Christian Friedrich" in: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie 20 (1884), S. 606 unter Matthäi [Onlinefassung]) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettre autographe signée

      - BARBEY D'AUREVILLY Jules Amédée (1808-1889), écrivain. L.A.S. adressée à « Monsieur Grandguillot rédacteur en chef du Pays ». S.l.n.d. 1 p. in-8 à l'en-tête du Pays, journal de l'Empire. Barbey d'Aurevilly se plaint d'un trop peu de publication : « Je viens au Pays, croyant paraître. Je m'en retourne avec le Nez cassé. Je l'ai tellement cassé qu'il ne m'en restera bientôt plus. Combien pensez-vous que j'ai d'articles, ce mois-ci ? un ! J'ai donné celui-ci à temps. On a eu de la place.» En 1852, Paul de Saint-Victor, alors très lié avec Barbey d'Aurevilly, assure la critique des théâtres au journal bonapartiste Le Pays. Il y introduit Barbey qui accepte la chronique bibliographique en espérant se voir confier un poste de chroniqueur politique qu'il n'obtiendra jamais. Malgré de nombreuses déconvenues avec les différents rédacteurs en chef (refus d¿articles, remaniements exigés), Jules Barbey d¿Aurevilly collabora près de 12 ans avec le journal. Son article « Entretiens de Goethe et d'Eckermann », dirigé contre Sainte-Beuve qui venait de consacrer plusieurs articles à cet ouvrage, lui vaudra d'être renvoyé en 1862.

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        Spectator

      1808 - (ADDISON and STEELE, et al.). The Spectator; A New Edition: Corrected from the Originals, with a Preface, Historical and Biographical, by Alexander Chalmers. London: J. Johnson et al., 1808. Eight volumes. 12mo, contemporary full diced brown calf gilt, mottled spines, marbled endpapers and edges. $1600.Early 19th-century edition, handsomely bound.Presenting essays by Addison, Richard Steele, Alexander Pope, Thomas Tickell and others, The Spectator, originally published 1711-14, “appeared daily, and was immensely popular, particularly with the new growing middle-class readership… The papers are mainly concerned with manners, morals, and literature. Their object is ‘to enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality” (Drabble, 925-6). Addison helped set the pattern and establish the vogue for the periodical in the 18th-century, and cultivated a receptive audience for the emerging art form of the novel. “The Spectator made a mark in English literature, and fixed a form which was adopted with servile fidelity by many succeeding periodicals till the end of the century” (DNB). Bookplate.Scattered foxing to first few pages in each volume, interiors otherwise fine. Contemporary diced calf with only light wear. A very handsome set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Méthode de premier et de second cor par H. Domnich, Membre du Conservatoire Impérial de Musique, Adoptée pour servir à l'Étude dans cet Établissement, Gravée par Le Roy.

      P., à l'imprimerie du Conservatoire impérial de Musique, s.d. [1808], 1 vol. grand in-4 (415 x 280) relié plein maroquin rouge, dos lisse orné de fleurons dorés à la lyre, dentelle dorée en encadrement et inscription " Mme Hainguerlot " dorée dans un écu surmonté d'une couronne d'étoiles, roulette dorée sur les coupes, chainette dorée encadrant les gardes, tranches dorées, de (1) f. bl. - (2) ff. (titre et approbation) - viii-116 pp. chiffrées 114 avec un f. 93 bis - (1) f. (table) - (1) f. bl. Taches noirâtres au plat supérieur, légers coups sur les coupes, très bel exemplaire par ailleurs. - Edition originale, tirée à très petit nombre, entièrement gravée, avec de nombreuses parties de musique notée. On trouvera en début d'ouvrage une très intéressante notice historique sur l'origine et les progrès de cet instrument. La méthode de Domnich est toujours en vigueur. Elle fut longtemps la meilleure que l'on eût en France (Fétis) et a été réimprimée à Genève en 1974 d'après cette édition originale. Heinrich DOMNICH (1767-1844), corniste et compositeur allemand. Il écrit et joue dès ses 12 ans ses propres compositions pour cor. Pour se former, il part d'abord à Mayence auprès du comte d'Etlz puis, déçu, va à Paris où Giovanni Punto le prend comme élève et le fait connaître. Au Conservatoire, qui vient d'être créé, il devient le premier professeur de cor. Sa méthode est celle que l'on apprend jusqu'à celle de Louis François Dauprat. Pour son œuvre, Napoléon lui accorde une décoration. (Sources Wikipédia). Notre exemplaire, imprimé sur vélin fort et très richement relié, provient de la bibliothèque de la famille Hainguerlot, propriétaire du Château de Villandry de 1810 à 1897. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ramsgate, with a View of the new Light-House

      London: Published by I. & W. Macgavin, No. 107 New Bond Street, 1808. Coloured aquatint. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of a small brown mark in the lower left corner of plate. Slight creasing through center of image. Image size: 13 1/2 x 20 inches. A pretty view of Ramsgate Pier, from Philippe Loutherbourg's great work "Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain." This impressive aquatint is plate two of Phillip Jacques Loutherbourg's seminal work "Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain." This accomplished text is comprised of six large aquatint views engraved after Loutherbourg's acclaimed paintings. The work, which was first engraved in 1801 by J. C. Stadler, was later re-engraved in 1808 by J. Hill. Reminiscent of Rowlandson's superb paintings, this image depicts the stormy docks of Ramsgate pier. While a group of hardy sailors converse at ease, a party of three figures are battered by the fierce winds that beat the shoreline. The son of a court painter in Darmstadt, the versatile artist Philippe Jacques Loutherbourg was born in Fulda, Germany and was a pupil of J. H. Tischbein and Carle Vanloo and Francis Casanova the elder in Paris. His romantic landscapes, battle scenes, portraits, and biblical subjects were highly esteemed and lauded by influential colleagues such as Diderot. He frequently exhibited at the Salon and became a venerated member of the Académie Royale in 1767. In 1771, he moved to England, where he was employed as the principal scenery designer at London's Drury Lane Theatre. His creative and minutely detailed sets revolutionized the genre of scene painting, and he soon began dabbling in costume design. Loutherbourg once again astounded contemporaries in 1782 with his pioneering invention of the "Eidophusikon," a novel variety of moving panorama that was accompanied by music. His substantial and varied oeuvre also included book illustrations and a series of aquatints of British scenery that was published in 1801 and 1805. Aside from a brief trip to Switzerland in 1782, he remained in London for the duration of his life and became heavily engrossed in mysticism. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland, in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860 , no.6, plate 2.

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        CHART OF THE N. W. COAST OF AMERICA AND THE N. E. COAST OF ASIA, EXPLORED IN THE YEARS 1778 AND 1779’. Map of northwest Canada, Alaska, Bering Sea, the Aleutian Islands, and northeast Asia with Kamchatka peninsula.

      William Faden 1808 - 39x68cm. Original outline colour. Excellent condition. The chart was prepared by Lieut. Henry Roberts under the immediate inspection of Capt. Cook. In this edition (the first was published 1784), De la Rochette was able to chart and show in detail discoveries made by British and American ships since.

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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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        VOYAGES A PEKING, MANILLE ET L'ILE DE FRANCE FAITS DANS L'INTERVALLE DES ANNEES

      Paris 1808, Imperiale. Four vol. set, 3 vols. text bound in. full contemporary leather, folio atlas bound in original red. boards, chronology itinerary, indices 439+476+488 very clean. crisp set, complete, gold stamped leather, marbled end paper. A MAJOR PRIMARY RESOURCE ON PEKING BY A FRENCH DIPLOMAT quite nice copy. Text volumes are 12 x 20 cm., folio 28 x 45 cm., in original boards, corners & spine a bit bumped, contents exceptionally bright & clean with tissue guard protector sheets over the 97 fine copper engravings of views, maps, plans and designs. * The four large etched maps fold out to a grand size, deckle edge. The atlas shows a wide variety of some 92 different and fine views of the Chinese and great sights in China. Some include architectural monuments, festivals and processions, soldiers, junks, tombs, Chinese costumes, palanquins, villages, women's costumes, pagodas, Chinese musicians & a host of others. * With maps of the author's route, plan of Macao & another of Macao & Canton river area, map of the Philippines & Manila. De Guignes was resident de France a la China, attaché au Ministre des Relations exterieures, correspondent de la premiere et de la troisieme classe de l'institut. * This primary resource has always been coveted as on of the best resources for China just after Staunton. A fine example of the best printing & illustrating techniques of the time. Lucid commentary on the life and customs of the Chinese and a faithful record of what he saw, who he met and his experiences. China had barely been "opened" in 1797 when De Guignes arrived and conducted his diplomatic efforts on behalf of the French. * In every way, this is the first official record of the French in China as they began to open diplomatic channels. A fabulous and wonderfully illustrated historic record of this momentous event. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: H. Cordier: SINICA 2351 * Hill 733 * Pardo de Tavera 1287 * E X C E P T I O N A L L Y R A R E ! *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        A Journal of the Voyages and Travels of a Corps of Discovery, under the command of Captain Lewis and Captain Clarke [sic.] of the army of the United States, from the mouth of the River Missouri through the interior parts of North America to the Pacific Ocean, during the years 1804, 1805, & 1806. containing an authentic relation of the most interesting transactions during the expedition: a description of the country: and an account of its inhabitants, soil, climate, curiosities and vegetable and animal productions

      London: J. Budd, 1808. Octavo. (8 x 5 1/8 inches). iv, 381pp. Later half olive calf over marbled paper covered boards, spine in six compartments with raised bands, dark brown morocco lettering piece in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt The first English edition of the first substantial published account of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The first British edition of the Gass narrative, printed in a large and elegant format as opposed to the American edition. The 2pp. introduction by the English publisher, Budd, is dated 18 April 1808 and makes virtue of the fact that Gass "appears to have been of inferior rank in the Expedition; but, for those who wish to know the unadorned truth, that circumstance is not likely to be lamented. From such facts as he records, the reader will be able to form a much more correct idea of the real state of the country, than he would from a narrative, written under the influence of a desire to establish or confirm certain pre-conceived positions; not to mention another influence, too generally prevalent in America, namely, that of self-interest, for which there may be such ample scope for indulgence, in giving an account of countries, immediately adjoining that of a nation of land-jobbers." Because of the delay in the publication of the official account, Gass' journal was the first to appear, and as such was eagerly taken up by readers starved for information about Lewis and Clark. Gass was a sergeant who, by order of Lewis and at the insistence of Thomas Jefferson, kept a journal of the expedition's activities, and this book is closely based on that document. "Patrick Gass was a rough reliable frontier soldier when he joined the Lewis and Clark expedition. He was made a sergeant when Sergeant Floyd died. He writes a terse soldier's narrative, exasperating in its brevity, but always with rugged honesty. His story was for many years the only true account of the expedition - the first real information the nation had of the Oregon country and of the Louisiana purchase. It is a work of primary importance" (Webster A. Jones). Field 595; Graff 1517; Howes G77; Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 3.2; Sabin 26741; Wagner-Camp 6:2.

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        United States of N[or]th. America; carte des Etats-Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale. Copiée et Gravée sur celle d'Arrowsmith. Corrigée et considérablement augmentée d'après les renseignements les plus authentiques par P.F. Tardieu, Graveur, Editor-propriétaire

      Paris: Tardieu, 1808. Engraved map with period outline hand colouring, on four folded sheets, each dissected into 60 sections and linen-backed, as issued, with the original chemise and box. Fine condition. An extraordinary copy of a rare, separately-issued, French edition of one of the great large-scale maps of the early United States: this issue the first to name Michigan Territory. Based on the first state of Aaron Arrowsmith's map of the same name, Tardieu's improved edition depicts the United States as it began to expand into its continental destiny. In addition to the content presented from Arrowsmith's map, Tardieu made corrections to the mouth of the Mississippi, the St. Lawrence River and Maine. He also added an inset version of Andrew Ellicott's Plan for the City of Washington. By 1808, the new states of Vermont, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio had been added to the original thirteen. Even as the new settlers poured into these areas, new territories were being organized. This updated edition from the first of 1802 reflects those changes. The most noteworthy change is the addition of Michigan Territory, which was organized in June 1805, making this one of the earliest appearances of Michigan Territory on a printed map. The map also names Indiana Territory and notes the early township surveys in Ohio. The detail in the Upper Mississippi River Valley is also of note. Phillips, A List of Maps of America , p.876; Karpinski, Bibliography of the Printed Maps of Michigan p. 207.

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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, 1808. 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.

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        The Compleat Angler .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Le Servitu Prediali Sanzionate dal Codice Napoleon, Ridotte in Casi.

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

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

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

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        Queenhoo-Hall, A Romance: and Ancient Times, a Drama

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable; London: John Murray, 1808 - 4 vols, 8vo, later red half morocco, red cloth sides, gilt decorations and lettering, a.e.g. ? The only work of fiction by antiquary and engraver Joseph Strutt (1749-1802), an historical romance set in 15th century England, published together with his play Ancient Times. The manuscript of the novel was unfinished at Strutt's death. Scott edited it for Constable and completed the final chapter, and as such Queenhoo-Hall is Scott's first published work of fiction, preceding Waverley by six years. Boards a little stained from water damage; paper slightly browned; very good copy. Todd & Bowden 32Aa; Sadleir 3154; Block, The English Novel, page 228 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Grave. A Poem.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Das Bitterwasser zu Saidschitz in Böhmen.

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

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