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        Donington Park in Leicestershire, a Seat of the Right Hon. the Earl of Moira.

      1808 - Four aquatint plates (522 x 692 mm., sheet size) and (522 x 360 mm., sheet size), showing Donington Park designed by William Wilkin (1751-1815) for the 2nd Earl of Moira, commenced around 1790 and substantially complete by 1802. Plan of the principal floor (450 x 276 mm., to the platemark), plan of the chamber floor (276 x 232 mm., to the platemark), plan of the roof over the Gothic Hall and plan of the mezzanine floor (405 x 251 mm., to the platemark), elevation of the principal front (332 x 655 mm., to the platemark).

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        Theoretisch-praktische Darstellung der Handlung in ihren mannichfaltigen Geschäften. Dritte, vermehrte und verbesserte Ausgabe mit Einschaltungen und Nachträgen von G. P. H. Norrmann. 2 Bände.,

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

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        Prospect des Paschkoffschen Hauses in Moscau.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Observations on the Fifth Report of the Commissioners of Military Enquiry

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

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

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

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

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

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        Choix des Lettres Edifiantes, Ecrites Des missions Etrangeres;

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

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        Faust, Part I in Goethe's Work Volume 8

      Tubingen: Cotta, 1808. First Edition. Very Good. Tubingen: Cotta, 1808. 376 pp. In German. Volume 8 in Goethe's Works. First Edition of the first segment in its complete form, though previously appeared in 1790 as a partial printing, Faust, A Fragment. In Very Good condition. Marble paper covered boards show light rubbing, small dent to front cover, and amateur color corrections. Previous owner details to front paste down and front free end paper. Two small pencil markings to first page. Pages show light foxing and few smudges, though on a whole remain very fresh. Faust is considered by many to be one of the finest works of German literature. Part II was completed in 1831, and was not published until after Goethe's death in 1832.

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        Promenade Pittoresque dans Bale

      1808. HENTZY, Rudolf. Promenade Pittoresque dans L'Évêché de Bâle, aux Bords de la Birs, de la Sorne, de la Suze, Accompagnée de XXXXIV Paysages et Sites Romantiques, Fidélement Copies D'Après Nature. Two volumes. [2], 199, [1]; [2], 220 pp. Illustrated with 44 hand-coloured engraved aquatint plates. 8vo., 209 x 127 mm, bound in contemporary English full polished calf, leather title labels on spines. La Haye: Chez Bakhuysen, 1808-09. |~||~||~||~| Very Rare First Edition, with all the plates hand-coloured. In writing of these Swiss views Amweg says: "Les vues sont très belles… et constitutent une collection précieuse pour les amateurs de nos estampes. Il en existe aussi des séries coloriées à la main qui sont de vrais petits tableaux, mais elles sont excessivement rares." Rudolf Hentzy (1731-1803) was the author of a similar work on the Alps and Glaciers of Switzerland entitled: Vues Remarquables des Montagnes de la Suisse, Amsterdam: J. Yntema, 1785. For the present and far rarer work Hentzy was accompanied by the painter Friedrich Rosenberg de Dantzig (1758-1833) throughout his trip from Basel to Bienne in Switzerland. Hentzy and Rosenberg traveled by foot. Rosenberg executed the drawings on the trip and after their return Hentzy arranged his memories in the form of letters while contemplating Rosenberg's painted views. Beautiful aquatints, rarely found with original hand colouring, include: 1) Bâle - 2) Lands-Croon - 3) Hopital St. Jaques - 4) Ire Ruine de Pfeffingen - 5) 2e Ruine -6) 3e Ruine - 7) 4e Ruine - 8) Munchen-Stein - 9) Chateau de Birseck - 10) Chateau de Dornach - 11) Reichenstein -12) Pont de Dornach - 13) Moulin de la Birs - 14) Chateau de Bourg - 15) Pont d'Angestein- 16) Chateau de Rolberg - 17) Bains de Fluen - 18) Château de Sterneberg - 19) Marienstein - 20) Angestein - 21) Chute de Crellingen - 22) Chute de Lauffen - 23) Liesberg - 24) Grotte de Liesberg - 25) Vorburg - 26) Vorburg (diff. Vue) - 27) Chave Roche - 28) Cascade du Martinet - 29) Pont de Penne - 30) Roches de Moitie (sic: Moutiers) - 31) Moitié Grand-Val - 32) Pierre Pertuis - 33) 2e Pierre-Pertuis - 34) Inscription.. - 35) Sonceboz - 36) Bellelay - 37) Moulin de Pichoux - 38) Passage de Pichoux - 39) Cascade de Pichoux - 40) Grotte de Ste.Colombe - 41) Ire Forge d'Undervilliers - 42) 2e Forge - 43) Reuchenette - 44) Bienne. Volumes rebacked with original spines laid down. Rare: only two copies in ABPC, 1979 and 1980; the copy in 1979 lacking one of the plates sold for $4872.00. PROVENANCE: Henry Sarasin with his ex-libris in both volumes. Not in Abbey. Brunet, III, 104. Quérard, IV, 80. Amweg, Bibliographie du Jura Bernois (1928): 285 -286 ('extrement rare'). Lonchamp 345 ("La série des planches existe aussi coloriée à la main"). A. Wäber, Bibliographie der Schweizerischen Landeskunde, (Bern: Verlag K. J. Wyss, 1899), #126. Actes de la Société Jurassienne d'Émulation (1916) 52-56.

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        THE HISTORY OF THE APPLE PIE; Written by Z.

      27 engraved leaves, printed on one side only; the first a paste-downs; the last separated from the inner cover and laid down. Title and 26 hand-coloured engravings illustrating the rhyme of the letters of the alphabet. Original printed wrappers. 10.6 x 9 cm. First edition. Worn; torn; crudely repaired throughout; spine crudely taped; many leaves strengthened at their outer edge; else a good copy contained in a morocco-backed folding case. Moon 1005. One of the rarest and most sought after titles produced by Harris, and certainly one of the most attractive.

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        Account of the life and writings of James Bruce of Kinnaird, Esq. F. R. S. Author of travels to discover the source of the Nile in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, & 1773.

      Edinburgh, 1808. XIII + 504 + 4 p. Engraved portrait + 2 folding engraved maps and 19 engraved plates (all). Contemporary half calf, spine gilt with red title label. Wide margins. Some foxing on portrait, 1 map with some creasing and minor tear. Nice copy.. James Bruce, född 1730 och död 1794 var en skotsk upptäcktsresande. Han idkade först vinhandel i Spanien och lärde sig arabiska och abessinska. 1763 blev han konsul i Alger, och reste 1767 i Syrien och 1768 i Egypten såsom intresserad arkeolog. 1769-1773 var han i Abessinien, där han vann anseende som läkare, upplevde åtskilliga äventyr och upptäckte Blå Nilens källa, Tanasjön. Sina upplevelser i Egypten och Abessinien skildrade Bruce i Travels to discover the sources of the Nile (1790)

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        ORME'S COLLECTION OF BRITISH FIELD SPORTS.

      DELUXE EDITION LIMITED ONLY 20 COPIES. WITH 1 ORIGINAL HAND COLOURED AQUATINT PLATE AFTER SAMUEL HOWITT IN FOLDER AT REAR, FROM THE ORIGINAL EDITION OF CIRCA 1808, this is plate 17, Rabbitt Shooting, La Chasse au Lapin. Facsimile reprint, oblong folio, approximately 580 x 450 mm, 23 x 18 inches, title page and contents page decorated and coloured, 20 coloured plates reproduced from the original hand - coloured aquatint plates, no text, plates captioned in English and French, bound in full red crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf, titled and ruled in gilt on the upper cover, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, cloth hinges and cockerel marbled endpapers. Binding has a few dark scatches, mostly to rear cover, lacks the slip case, otherwise a very good copy. This exact fascimile reprint of the first and only edition of one of the rarest of all sporting books, printed in eight colours by offset lithography by W S Cowell, Butter Market, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, published by Charles W Traylen, Antiquarian Bookseller, 87 North Street, Guildford, England. This copy is number 18 of the edition deluxe, limited to twenty copies, each of which contains one of the original plates. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Kronographische Fragmente zur genauern Kenntniss des Planeten Saturn, seines Ringes und seiner Traba. Beobachtungen, Folgerungen und Bemerkungen über den Naturbau der festen Kreisgewölbe des Saturnringes und seiner Atmosphäre. Erster Theil (all published).

      Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 1808 - 8vo (195x120 mm). xxviii, [1], 32, 31-272, [2] pp. 1 (of 2) engraved plates only (lacking plate I). Gathering P (pp. 225-240) misbound after gathering N, tiny hole in R3, lower corner of D4 torn not affecting text. Contemporary half calf (rebacked, corners repaired), yellow-dyed edges. Internally only little age-toned. ---- Detailed study of the planet saturn by Schröter, who dedicated his work to the French National Institute of Science. Napoleon Bonaparte's troups later in 1813 set fire to Schröter's hometown Lilienthal which affected the property of Schröter and destroyed the entire stock of his books and writings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Meteorological observations and essays.

      Text woodcut and tables. Contemporary calf, rebacked; small tear in title page repaired and title and last printed leaf repaired in the margin, some minor browning to first and last leaves, and occasional spotting. otherwise a solid copy. Some contemporary annotations. First edition, first issue of the author's first published book. This work contains the first tentative germs of the laws of partial pressures and of gaseous expansion under constant pressure. It was Dalton's initial approach to his chemical atomic theory and the basis of his greatest work, A new system of chemical philosophy (1808 - 27). Dalton independently detected the magnetic relations of the Aurora Borealis, concluding auroral light to be of purely electrical origin. Dalton (1766 - 1844) devoted many hours to compiling meteorological records and to the construction of thermometers, barometers, rain gauges, and hygrometers. He was a member of the Royal Society and a corresponding member of the French Academy.

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        Versuch gemeinnütziger Beyträge zur praktischen Staats-Finanz- und Land-Wirtschaftsverwaltung nebst Benatwortung der Fragen . In zwey Theilen. Mit Beylagen. 4 Zugabe in einem Band.

      Jena: Akademische Buchhandlung 1808, - OLWd., 340 Seiten, 4° mit Rückengoldprägung. Gelber Kopfschnitt. Neuzeitiger Einband mit einer kolorierten, gefalt. Tabelle im Anhang. Exemplar in sehr gutem Zustand. Vorderdecke gering beschmutzt, sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: ger [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Longitude. An Appeal to the Public: Stating Mr. Thomas Earnshaw's Claim to the Original Invention of the improvements in his timekeepers

      London: Printed for the author, 1808. Octavo, half-title, early owner's name to title-page, bookplate and leather spine-label for the Marquess of Headfort, errata slip and additional manuscript erratum, some scattered foxing quite heavy on a handful of pages; original half calf, a bit worn. The great contemporary of Harrison and Arnold. One of the most important publications relating to longitude, written by Thomas Earnshaw, John Arnold's great competitor, and the man who 'ushered in the age of the truly modern chronometer' (Sobel, Longitude). One of Earnshaw's greatest achievements was supplying two timekeepers to Matthew Flinders, who also took two of Arnold's chronometers with him on Investigator: of the four, only one of Earnshaw's clocks, "E520", was still working by the end of the voyage, leading Flinders to refer to it as 'this excellent timekeeper' in his published account. E520 is now held in the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.Earnshaw (1749-1829) had a distinguished career but one marked by bouts of penury that saw him locked up in debtor's prison. His great success was the use of a spring rather than pivot escapement, which didn't need oil. This device was at the essence of his fight with Arnold, who was accused of peeking inside one of Earnshaw's finished watches and then rushing to patent the design. Earnshaw had one decisive factor going for him: Nevil Maskelyne, Astronomer Royal, liked him. In 1803 Maskelyne declared the new Earnshaw watches the best trialled at the Royal Observatory, and in 1805 awarded the watchmaker £3000, the same amount being given to Arnold's son (the father had died in 1799). This was the last straw for Earnshaw, and led to the publication of his book, his vindication (it is interesting to remember that if it were not for scientific argy-bargy and assorted contretemps almost none of the great longitude books would have been printed).Personal and sometimes bitter, this is not a technical treatise, rather Earnshaw glories in the details of his career and its successes. He is particularly proud of having the imprimatur of William Bligh, who had been asked to trial chronometers on the Providence during the second breadfruit voyage, and who not only singled Earnshaw for special praise, but actually bought one, sending a note (printed here twice!) to the watchmaker confirming his purchase of "no. 1503". Otherwise, the book is full of stories about the machinations of the Board of Longitude, featuring luminaries such as Thomas Mudge and Maskelyne himself, as well as polite attacks on Sir Joseph Banks and out-and-out vitriol against Alexander Dalrymple, both of whom preferred Arnold. The appendices feature the results of some of the important trials.In a long list of supporters, Earnshaw here mentions 'Mr. Crosby of the Providence and Investigator, ships on discoveries...' (p. 154; the manuscript erratum at the end of the work clears up any confusion: "For Crosby allways read Crosley", Flinders' astronomer as far as the Cape of Good Hope). A letter from Crosley regarding the Investigator is printed here on pp. 226-9, as well as another, dated Port Jackson 1795, which Crosley wrote while serving on board Providence, which had been sent out to rendezvous with Vancouver (pp. 229-30). The long list of extracts from Earnshaw's correspondence also includes two letters by William Kent of the Buffalo, who ordered a chronometer to be sent to him in Port Jackson, care of Governor Hunter. As late as the 1830s at least one Earnshaw chronometer, "509", would be used on board the Beagle, a vessel which carried 22 timekeepers as testament to the stress being placed on accurate readings.Printed for the author in evidently very small numbers, this copy not only has the errata slip but also a manuscript erratum, no doubt written by the author. The Museum of Victoria has a copy of the 1986 reprint, but the book itself is very scarce. There is a copy in the Powerhouse Museum, and another in the National Library, although this latter is reported as missing the first 24 pages.

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        Cantate pour le passage de Napoléon le Grand à Tours. Paroles de Mr. le baron Lambert, préfet de Tours ; composée & offerte à Madame la Duchesse de Bassano [née Marie-Madelaine Lejéas-Carpentier] par Mr. Hermann.

      S.l., s.d., (1808), - in-4 oblong (30 x 22 cm), [32] ff. n. ch., musique notée, maroquin cerise à long grain, dos lisse orné de grecques, fleurons et lyres dorés, double encadrement de double filet doré enserrant une guirlande sur les plats, armes au centre, hachuré doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées, dentelle intérieure, gardes de papier marine (reliure de l'époque). Petites usures aux coins. Manuscrit unique réalisée à l'occasion du passage de l'Empereur à Tours. Il n'est pas facile, en l'absence de date formelle, de préciser à quelle occasion cette cantate a été composée. Si l'on se base sur l'intervalle où Paul-Augustin-Joseph Lambert de Chamerolles (1764-1817) a été préfet d'Indre-et-Loire, on peut se restreindre à la période comprise entre le 31 janvier 1806 et le 1er février 1812. Entre ces deux dates, Schuermans (Itinéraire général de Napoléon Ier) ne mentionne que trois passages de l'Empereur dans la ville de Tours : 1. Le 3 avril 1808, sur la route qui le mène à Bayonne, il y passa à midi et demi, sans s'arrêter ; 2. Les 12 et 13 août 1808, il coucha à Tours, en revenant de sa visite de l'ouest, et ne quitta la ville que le 13 à midi ; 3. Le 30 octobre 1808, en route pour l'Espagne, il traversa Tours à minuit, de nouveau sans s'arrêter. C'est la date des 12-13 août 1808 qui naturellement paraît la plus plausible ; il est possible qu'une petite réception ait eu lieu, et qu'à cette occasion on ait exécuté ladite cantate. L'objection provenant du décalage temporel avec les armes de Maret comme duc de Bassano (cf. infra) ainsi que de la nomination de Lambert comme baron (en 1809 aussi) ne tient pas si l'on suppose que les feuillets de la cantate furent reliés après leur rédaction, ou que la rédaction soit intervenue bien après l'événement, ce qui semble cependant moins probable. Le compositeur est en tout cas bien connu : Jean-David Hermann (1760-1846), né en Allemagne, mais fixé à Paris en 1785, était un pianiste virtuose, qui avait donné des cours à Marie-Antoinette avant la Révolution. Enrichi par une habile spéculation sur les biens nationaux, il abandonna la pratique professionnelle de son art, et ne joua plus désormais qu'en amateur jusqu'à sa mort. Il serait curieux de savoir ce qui l'a poussé à créer cette pièce en 1808, ainsi que ses liens avec la femme de Maret, à laquelle la cantate est dédiée. Exemplaire de Hugues-Bernard Maret, duc de Bassano (1763-1839), avec ses armes ducales. Ces armes ayant été concédées le 15 août 1809 (celles de Maret, comte de l'Empire, sont notablement différentes), elles permettent de fixer un terminus a quo pour la reliure, sinon pour le texte (Maret n'était ni comte ni duc en 1808). Très bel exemplaire, dans une provenance extrêmement rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reden an die deutsche Nation, (Addresses to the German Nation)

      Realshulbuchhandlung, Berlin 1808 - TP + [3]-490 + 1 leaf = Druckfehler, small Octavo. (Lauth/Jacob 66; Baumgarnter/Jacobs A1.66x) In this book, Fichte "advocates the cultivation of philanthropic devotion as the guiding aim of national university education, he declared that the moral ideal, always sovereign, is never actualized in any historical period: it 'never is, but eternally ought to be.' Fichte was not concerned with the historical fortunes of social projects or institutions, but rather with their moral worth. What matters is not whether I succeed, but whether I deserve to prevail, whether the end to which I bend my duty really merits my loyal devotion." (EP, III, p. 196) This work has been wrongly interpreted as the source of pan-Germanism while in fact the work sought to combat just that. Fichte declares that it is infinitely more important for the Germans to develop their national culture whose support is society than to depend on external victories that have been obtained by the state for cultural domination. Since he urged that the national genius be realized in the objective and unpersonifiable community and not in the will of the state, there was nothing aggressive about Fichte's nationalism. Recent plain wraps using 18th-Century paper. Title page repaired to correct a 1" square cut out with information missing just below the ornamental design (part of the publishing data is gone). Title page just a bit dirty but all other pages are remarkably clean and handsome. An uncut copy. Except as noted, this is really a lovely copy. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ölgemälde: Mädchen mit Hund in holländischer Dünenlandschaft vor Fluß.

      - Detailreiches Bild des 1808 in Den Haag geborenen und 1883 verstorbenen Künstlers. Öl auf Holzplatte. Gezeigt wird ein Mädchen in holländischer Tracht mit einem Hund in einem teils sonnenbeschienenen Dünengelände an einem Fluß, in der weiten Ferne Häuser und flaches Land. Links unten mit *J.A.v.d.Drift* signiert, undatiert ( wohl um 1830-1840 ). Bildmaße: 20 x 21 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), aufwendig alt gerahmt: Rahmenmaß: 37 x 37 cm. Das Bild von guter Erhaltung, der Rahmen mit kleiner Abplatzung. ( Provenienz: Privatbesitz /Literatur: Thieme-Becker u.a. ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        "Representacion humilde que á la Magestad del Sr. D. Fernando VII. Rey de España ... dirige en nombre de sus amantísimos vasallos. Don Juan Hurtado de Mendoza, quien la consagra al glorioso nombre de la poderosa y generosísima Nacion Británica en el Exémo. Sr. Hus Dalrymple"

      Badajoz: imprenta de Don Juan Patron. 1808. "Small 4to, pp. xxvii; in a contemporary and almost certainly Spanish embroidered binding, silver thread on gold cloth, with a double rule in silver thread, the inner one with interlocking wavy lines, and the initials ""PSA"" also in silver thread, beneath a laurel wreath; attractive decorative pastepaper endpapers. Some wear at the edges, but overall very good. Badajoz is the capital of the Province of Badajoz in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. OCLC locates only one copy of this title, at the National Library in Strassbourg, but with a Madrid imprint. Not found in Palau. "

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        Manuscript - Court Documents Signed By Judge Henry Vanderburgh - Grand Jury Selection

      Indiana, 1808. Vincennes, Indiana Territory, 10 May 1808. Original Manuscript Document signed by Judge Henry VanderBurgh calls twenty-four men to the Jeffersonville Circuit Court to form a Grand Jury. 8vo, single leaf laid paper watermarked with the year 1802, Age-toning and wear to folds, otherwise in very good condition, a legible document in a neat hand, retaining a strong impression. This manuscript demands the presence of twenty-five "good and lawful men" at the Jeffersonville Circuit Court in June, one month following, whom together will form a Grand Jury for an undisclosed trial, all of whom are named in the clerk's annotations to verso, many of whom were instrumental pioneers. Excerpts from the manuscript: "The United States to the Sheriff of Clark County Greeting: You are hereby commanded and required to summon twenty four good and lawful men of your county to be and appear before our Judges of our Circuit Court at our circuit to be holden at Jeffersonville... the first Monday of June next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon..." "...to enquire touching the truth of all such things as may be given them on charge or whereof they may have knowledge appertaining to crimes, felonies or misdemeanours done or committed in the said county,..." "...And that all Justices of the Peace, Coroners, Clerks, Suitors, Prosecutors, Witnesses, Recognizees and Recognizors, and generally that all civil officers within the said County bring their rolls, records & remembrances..." "...and give their attendance accordingly thereof fail not, and of this writ make due return with your proceedings therein. " End Excerpts. Some of 24 good and lawful pioneer men of Clark County named here include: Isaac Shelby - Circuit Court clerk and recorder, later charged with manstealing John Thompson - Foreman for several grand juries Richard Mosely - one of the first members of the Jeffersonville Methodist church Peter Bloom - originally from Pennsylvania, died in Jeffersonville celebrating Independence Day Isaac Holeman (born 1757 in North Carolina, died 1843 in Clark County) William Eakin - Soldier who fought at Tippacanoe in 1811, and resident of Clark county Samuel Prather - possible relation of county commissioner B. Prather Pascal R. Prather - possible relation of aforementioned Prathers John Cleghorn - elder of the Charlestown Presbyterian churchin 1820 William Lemen - possible descendant of James Lemen Sr., JP, minister, abolition activist John Bowman - whom hosted the first election for a JP, held in his home Leonard Bowman - supervisor of public roads and highways of Jefferson Township [The aforementioned Bowmans may be relations of Jeffersonville tavern keeper Aaron Bowman] Henry Vanderburgh (1760-1812) was born in Troy, New York. At the age of sixteen he was made a lieutenant in the 5th New York Regiment of the Continental Army in 1776. Later he was promoted to Captain of the 2nd New York Regiment and he served in the Continental Army until the end of the Revolutionary War, after which he relocated to the Indiana Territory. In 1792 he was appointed commissioner for the licensing of Merchants, Traders and Tavernkeepers for Knox County, Indiana. In 1800, President John Adams appointed him Territorial Judge for Indiana, a position he held until his death. He was also a founding member of the Board of Trustees of Vincennes University in 1806. He was buried near Vincennes in Knox County. In 1818, Vanderburgh County, Indiana was named after Judge Vanderburgh. Willis W. Goodwin, to whom this document is addressed by title only, had been appointed Clark County sheriff by William Henry Harrison on December 5, 1806. William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) was Governor and Commander in Chief of Indiana Territory from 1800-1812. He was also an influential slaveholder. His duties included securing justice for the Indians as well as acquiring their land. In 1801 he created the 'Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace' and in April that year held the first session. During his governorship his military career was enhanced when he defeated the Prophet at Tippecanoe in 1811. In the fall of 1812 he was named commander of the Army of the Northwest, and he resigned as governor a few months later. Under Harrison's leadership, the Americans were able to defeat the British at the Battle of the Thames in 1813. The town of Croydon was founded in 1813 when Harvey Heth purchased the site from the Governor. The Indiana Historical Society, William Henry Smith Memorial Library, Manuscript and Visual Collections Department, holds a substantial collection of William Henry Harrison papers and documents. Isaac Shelby was a recorder and court clerk in Clark County. Not above the law as he may have hoped, he was later charged with manstealing in 1817. His brother Evan was first a Clark County Clerk, and then a County Judge between 1811-1813. History of Clark County Courts: When Indiana Territory had been established in 1800, William Henry Harrison, a slaveholder, was appointed governor. As such, slavery became largely accepted through a series of laws enacted by the appointed legislature. Jeffersonville, in Clark County, Ohio, was conveniently located so that a slave could easily be spirited across the river to sell an indentured slave to buyers in Louisville, Kentucky, which was a common occurrence. The town of Springville was selected, in April 1801, as the first seat of justice. On April 7th, the first court in Clark county was held at Springville, created by Governor William Henry Harrison, and called the 'Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace'. It was composed of eight Justices, Mai'ston Green Clark, Abraham Huff, James Noble Wood, Thomas Downs, William Goodwin, John Gibson, Charles Tuley and William Harwood. When Jeffersonville was founded, approximately one year later, the county seat was moved there, in June 1802. Only a few months later, in December, the Legislature moved the county seat again, this time to Charlestown. These local county courts continued to exist for thirteen years. When the courts were located in Jeffersonville, is was highly favorable for the largely pro-slave citizens, who in large part were the legislators, sheriffs, administrators. In 1811 Charlestown replaced Jeffersonville as the county seat by legislative action, a move which was strongly opposed by the pro-slavery forces, mainly in Jeffersonville. Around 1805, opposition against slavery began organized efforts in Indiana, and, in 1809 abolitionists took control of the territorial legislature, overturning many of the pro-slavery laws. By the time Indiana was granted statehood in 1816, the abolitionists were in firm control and slavery was banned in the constitution, although as we can see from the 'Not Guilty' verdict, that actually gathering proof of a slave related crime may have been the most difficult challenge at hand. Eventually Jeffersonville gained economic ground, and subsequently the county seat would revert back to Jeffersonville in 1878. James Lemen Sr. (1760 - January 8, 1823) was a justice of the peace and minister, and leader of the anti-slavery movement in Indiana Territory in the early nineteenth century, and later influenced the Illinois' first "Free State" Constitution, which was framed in 1818 and preserved in 1824. Abraham Lincoln praises Lemen senior's anti-slavery work. Lemen was a protégé of Thomas Jefferson, and as Jefferson?'s agent in Illinois, founded the anti-slavery churches, which in Lincoln's view, "set in motion the forces which finally made Illinois a free state.". Very Good.

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

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

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        Abhandlung über die Operation des Blasensteins nach Pajola's Methode.

      . Leipzig, A.F. Böhme, 1808, 4°, XVI, 66 pp., mit 5 zum Teil gefalteten Kupfertafeln, Pappband d. Zt.; minimal fleckig.. Erste Ausgabe ! - - Franz Xaver Rudtorffer (1760-1833) "kam 1744 zu einem Chirurgen in die Lehre und besuchte zugleich LEBER's Vorlesungen über Chirurgie und Anatomie und erhielt nach 3 Jahren den Freibrief. Er begann dann eingehende Studien auf der Universität, wurde 1779 Magister der Chirurgie, Assistent bei STOLL und SARTORY am spanischen und Dreifaltigskeits-Spitale und erhielt bei Eröffnung des Allgemeinen Krankenhauses 1784 die Stelle eines Secundarwundarztes an demselben, ebenso wie die chirurgische Besorgung der Irren und die Ausführung der gerichtlichen Leichenöffnungen. 1793 wurde er Prima-Chirurg für alle med. Abtheilungen, 1801 nach dem Tode von SARTORY, Primarius der 2.chirurgischen Abtheilung, an dessen Stelle, und hielt strak besuchte chirurgische Vorlesungen. Ueber die Steinschnitt-Methode PAJOLA's, der persönlich nach Wien gekommen war um dieselbe zu demonstriren, schrieb er" die obig angebotenen Abhandlung. "In Folge dieser Schrift erhielt er von der Universität Würzburg die Doctorwürde. ... Nach LEBER's Tode erhielt er 1810 die Lehrkanzel der theoretischen Chirurgie und behielt sie bis 1821, wo er wegen Gichtleiden in den Ruhestrand trat, bei. ..." Hirsch V, 113 - Der Steinschnitt gehörte zu den schwierigsten Operationen im damaligen chirurgischen Repertoire, er war der Prüfstein einer leistungsfähigen Chirurgie. Francessco Pajola (1741-1816), zu Venedig, der "berühmter Lithotomist" .. "scheint über sein Verfahren nichts veröffentlicht zu haben" Gurlt/ Hirsch IV, p.465 - Hirsch-H. IV, 913; Wurzbacher XXVII,228; Benjamin Collection No. 570.

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        Briefe über Polen, Österreich, Sachsen, Bayern, Italien, Etrurien, den Kirchenstaat und Neapel (2 Bände)

      Nürnberg, Campe, 1808. - an die Comtesse Constance de S-, geschrieben auf einer Reise vom Monat Mai 1807 bis zum Monat Februar 1808. Mit 2 gefalteten Aquatinten in Sepia von J. Schumann. 1 Blatt, 386 Seiten; 1 Blatt, 653 Seiten, Halbledereinband der Zeit, 17 x 10,5 cm, Vorsätze etwas leimschattig, innen an den Rändern leicht gebräunt. Der unter verschiedenen Vornamen auftretendende Verfasser Carl Theodor Uklanski (1771-1816) stammte aus einem kinderreichen preußischen Pfarrhaus. Von ihm sind noch drei weitere Reisebücher bekannt. Nach Hamberger/Meusel soll Uklanski zeitweilig in Berlin gelebt haben, wurde 1805 nach Walchern ins Gefängnis gebracht, woraus er 1808 entwich. 1810 schiffte er sich in London nach Amerika ein, dann verliert sich seine Spur.

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        Der seinen Hund ermahnende Schäfer.

      um 1808 - Radierung, nach Fr.Ph. Reinhold (1779-1848), um 1808, auf Velin. 11,7:18,1 cm. Vorzüglicher Abdruck, auf die Plattenkante geschnitten. Literatur: Nagler aus 3; Le Blanc aus 11; Vgl. Ausst. Katalog: German Printmaking in the Age of Goethe. London, British Museum 1994, Nr. 144 mit Abb. Ersten Unterricht erhielt Reinhold an der Dresdener Akademie. 1807 übersiedelte er zu seinem Bruder und Förderer Friedrich Philipp Reinhold (1779-1848) nach Wien, wo er bis 1809 die Akademie besuchte. Ein Aufenthalt in Paris folgte von 1809-1814, danach wohnte er wieder in Wien. Hier begegnete ihm J.A. Koch (1768-1839) und er verkehrte im Kreise von Fr. Olivier (1791-1859). Nach einer Reise mit E. Welker (1788-1857) und J.Chr. Erhard (1795-1822) zum Schneeberg bei Wien unternahm er mit seinem Bruder Friedrich Philipp und den bereits oben erwähnten Malerfreunden im gleichen Jahr eine längere Studienreise nach Salzburg und in das Berchtesgadener Land. 1819 ging er mit Erhard nach Rom und verbrachte in den Jahren 1821, 1822 und 1824 die Sommermonate in Olevano. 1824 lernte er in Rom K.F. Schinkel (1781-1841) kennen, der Landschaftsstudien von ihm erwarb.Reinhold war vor allem Landschaftszeichner, malte aber seit 1816 auch in Öl. Er pflegte engen Kontakt zu J. Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872), C.W. Götzloff (1799-1866), A.L. Richter (1803-1884), J.H. Schilbach (1798-1851) u. a.

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        Allgemeiner Atlas]

      Zu finden bey Ioh. Walch, [Augsburg 1808 - Small general atlas of the turn of the nineteenth century, from one of the notable cartographic printers of Augsburg. Maps include the American state of Kentucky and the divisions of East and West Galicia following the partition of Poland, suggesting a date of circa 1795 or 1796. Quarter contemporary calf and boards. Pencil and ink markings in margins, on verso of a few maps, occasionally in the image. Later pen starts and doodles on lower pastedown. Rubbed With 27 [of 33?] hand-colored engraved double-page maps, including 2 maps of the Eastern Hemisphere and Western Hemisphere; and others numbered by hand 1-6, 8, 10-12, 15-17, 20-31. 1 vols. 8vo

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        Marmion, A Tale of Flodden Field.

      Edinburgh: printed by J. Ballantyne and Co., for Archibald Constable and Co., Edinburgh, and William Miller and John Murray, London, 1808. - Octavo. [x], 377, [i], cxxviiipp. Fourth edition. With a half-title. The final leaf (q4) is blank. Brown morocco, gilt arms of Vernon on covers, all edges gilt. Six original watercolor illustrations bound in. Ruff 64.

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        Dante und die gierigen Thiere (Inferno, Canto I, 31-60).

      - Radierung 1808, auf Kupferdruckpapier. 33:38,3 cm. Mit ca. 5,5-9,5 cm breitem Rand um die Plattenkante, wegen des relativ dicken Papiers ist die scharfe Plattenkante teils gebrochen. Literatur: Andresen 21; Andresen (Handbuch für Kupferstichsammler) 2, 1; Ausst. Katalog: German Printmaking in the Age of Goethe. London, British Museum 1994, Nr. 101, Abb. S. 154. Vorzüglicher, gratiger Abdruck mit zartem Plattenton. „Koch erwähnte erstmals in einem Brief vom 30. Januar 1802 an Johann Friedrich Frauenholz, dass er damit begonnen habe, Illustrationen zu Dantes ‚Göttlicher Komödie’ anzufertigen. Auf Anregung von Franz Xaver Dall’Armi und Raphael Winter wollte er einen ganzen Zyklus radieren und damit seine Bewunderung für Dante ausdrücken. Allerdings realisierte er nur fünf seiner zahlreichen Zeichnungen als Druckgraphiken. Er musste sein Vorhaben abbrechen, weil die Kritiken, insbesondere der Münchner Presse, derart negativ ausfielen, dass sich die Blätter kaum verkaufen ließen. Die Kupferplatten, von denen nur wenige Abzüge gedruckt wurden, verblieben beim Künstler". (Zitiert aus: Katalog C.G. Boerner, Düsseldorf 1999, Nr. 59: Goethe, Boerner und Künstler ihrer Zeit).

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        Oeuvres de Mr. Turgot, ministre d'état

      Paris: A. Belin and Delance,, 1808-1811. Précédées et accompagnées de mémoires et de notes sur sa vie, son administration et ses ouvrages. 9 volumes, octavo (204 × 120 mm). Contemporary sprinkled roan and boards imitating tree calf, spines ruled gilt, contrasting labels, sprinkled edges. Engraved portrait frontispiece by Tardieu after Ducreux. Short worm track (2 cm) to the rear joint of volume 7, very occasional light spotting and one or two contemporary annotations in ink. A very attractive set. First edition of the collected works of Turgot, economist, philosopher and administrator, edited by Dupont de Nemours, with his valuable annotations. The first volume comprises Mémoires sur la vie, l'administration et les ouvrages de M. Turgot, seconde édition, written by Dupont and first published in 1782. A leading economic theorist in France, Turgot's Réflexions sur la formation et la distribution des richesses (first published in the physiocrat journal Éphemérides du Citoyen in 1769-70) was a major influence on the thinking of Adam Smith. As well as economic theory and policy, Turgot wrote on theology, philosophy, and contributed articles for the great Encyclopédie of Diderot and d'Alembert.

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        The Angler's Manual; or, Concise Lessons of Experience, which the proficient in the delightful recreation of angling will not despise

      Liverpool: Printed by G.F. Harris for Samuel Bagster, Strand, London, 1808. First edition. With twelve etchings by Howitt, signed in the plate 28 pp. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo (6 x 8 in.). Nineteenth-century three quarter green polished calf. Some rubbing, dampstaining. A sound copy of a rare book. Westwood & Satchell's comment, "The etchings good, the text trivial" is not unjustified--the text is more general than useful--but it would be hard for any writing to upstage Howitt's charming images. The book, rebound, brought a high $15 at the Heckscher sale in 1909.

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        Voyage de Dentrecasteaux, envoyé à la Recherche de La Pérouse. Publié par ordre de sa Majesté l'Empereur et Roi... Rédigé par M. de Rossel, ancienne capitaine de vaisseau

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie Imperiale, [1807]-, 1808. Two volumes, quarto, with 32 folding engraved plates in volume I, and an Atlas, imperial folio, containing 39 charts and maps (29 double folding); original mottled boards, entirely uncut and with very generous margins; a few light stains in the text, some slight rubbing to bindings and wear to joints, inner hinges weak, spine of atlas renewed; but an outstanding copy in its original binding, boxed. The commander's account of the voyage in search of La Perouse. First edition: the official commander's account of the search for La Pérouse, published posthumously. The twelve magnificent maps of Western Australia and Tasmania in the fine Atlas record much of these coasts accurately for the first time and are among the most significant ever made. Of prime importance to Tasmania, it was D'Entrecasteaux's explorations of 1792 and 1793 which focussed attention on the Derwent River area (now Hobart) as a suitable place for settlement.No news of La Pérouse had been received for several years by the time this voyage was equipped. It was the 1791 intervention of Delattre and the Société d'Histoire Naturelle which finally forced the hand of the National Assembly and led to D'Entrecasteaux's appointment. As a result, D'Entrecasteaux was given command of the Recherche and the Espérance, and sent to the Pacific the same year. No trace of La Pérouse was found, but the voyage made substantial geographical and scientific discoveries, most particularly along the west and southwest coasts of Australia and Tasmania. They also made important visits to New Caledonia, Tonga and the Santa Cruz Islands.The expedition was marred by illness, and D'Entrecasteaux himself was one of many to die during the voyage. It was the long-reaching effect of the French Revolution, however, that ultimately split the expedition in half. After reaching Java, the acting commander and ardent royalist D'Auribeau put himself under the protection of the Dutch authorities, while the Republicans among the officers and crew were imprisoned. On their eventual release, the prisoners were again taken and held by the British navy. Ultimately it was Sir Joseph Banks himself who ordered that the expedition's journals, charts and natural history specimens be returned under a flag of truce. It was the journal of the Republican Labillardière, the expedition's doctor and botanist, that was first published.This is an excellent copy of a very scarce voyage account, of great relevance to Australia and the Pacific; the Atlas volume is in its correct first edition form, with the charts all present in their original issues. Copies are sometimes found with later issues.

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        Gli ornati delle pareti ed i pavimenti delle stanze dell'antica Pompei ncisi in rame

      in Napoli: dalla Stamperia Regale, 1808. 92 [of 105?] engraved plates. Volume I with 2 engraved titles and one printed leaf of Introcution + 39 plates. Volume II with engraved title and 53 plates. Folio. Contemporary quarter morocco and cloth, covers lettered in gilt Binding deffective, front hinge split. Waterstaining to plates tin Vol. I; Vol. II clean and intact.

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        Gli ornati delle pareti ed i pavimenti delle stanze dell'antica Pompei ncisi in rame

      dalla Stamperia Regale, in Napoli 1808 - Contemporary quarter morocco and cloth, covers lettered in gilt Binding deffective, front hinge split. Waterstaining to plates tin Vol. I; Vol. II clean and intact 92 [of 105?] engraved plates. Volume I with 2 engraved titles and one printed leaf of Introcution + 39 plates. Volume II with engraved title and 53 plates. Folio

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        ROMANTIC TALES

      London: Printed by D. N. Shury for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808. First edition. Signed by the author. Very light wear with minor scratching to spine, quite sound and clean copies. First edition. Signed by the author. Four volumes. 12mo. xxiii, errata,307p; (iv), 335p; (iv), 276p; (ii), 326p. Half titles in vols., I, II, and III. Bound by Root in full scarlet calf with coated endpapers, a.e.g., the spines with brown title labels gilt,double gilt rules around the panels and gilt dots on the bands. With the bookplate of Charles S. Dirwell, Boston. Signed on the first half title "The Author". The signature in brown ink is light from fading. Montague Summers p. 484; Martin sale lot 3007.

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        The Lay of the Last Minstrel, a Poem.

      Edinburgh: Constable, 1808. - Octavo. 349, [i]pp. Ninth edition. With a half-title. Two volumes, uniformly bound in full brown morocco, gilt arms of Vernon on covers, all edges gilt. 12 original wash drawings bound in.

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        Manuel des Amphitryons ; contenant un Traité de la Dissection des viandes à table, la Nomenclature des Menus les plus nouveaux pour chaque saison, et des Elémens de Politesse gourmande [...] Par l'auteur de l'Almanach des Gourmands

      Paris: Chez Capelle et Renand, 1808. Octavo, [1-5] 6-384 pages. First edition. A treatise on the carving of meats, proper creation of menus, and manners at table, with much of the contents drawn from the author's famous Almanach des Gourmands. Grimod was the first restaurant reviewer and one of the great French gastronomes. In quarter red calf, with marbled boards, and black and gilt-decorated spine. Dark stain to front edge of several leaves, including six plates. Otherwise generally very good. [Bitting, 203; Vicaire 427-428; Simon, 805; Oberlé, 135].

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        An Academy for Grown Horsemen; Containing the Completest Instructions for Walking, Trotting, Cantering, Galloping, Stumbling, and Tumbling. By Geoffrey Gambado, Esq. ... the Third edition. [issued with:] The Annals of Horsemanship: Containing Accounts of Accidental Experiments and Experimental Accidents Communicated by Various Correspondents to Geoffrey Gambado, Esq

      London: Printed by W. Nicholson, Warner Street for W. Baynes, 54, Paternoster Row, 1808. Third edition. First title: 12 engraved sepia plates by William Dickinson after drawings by Bunbury. xxiv, 36 pp. Second title: 17 sepia plates after drawings by Bunbury. xviii, 81 pp. 1 vols. Folio. Contemporary quarter tan calf and boards, gilt spine with black leather labels. Joints worn, corners bumped, but binding is sound; very light occasional spotting to plates, mostly marginal, a few with minor tape repairs. Bookplate of Lady Brydges of Boultibrooke.

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        Ifflands mimische Darstellungen für Schauspieler und Zeichner. Während der Vorstellung gezeichnet zu Berlin in den Jahren 1808 bis 1811. Heft 1-19 (von 20).

      Berlin (u. Breslau), Gebrüder Henschel, (1808-1812).. 19 (statt 20) Hefte. Mit gest. Titel (unter Verwendung eines aufgezogenen originalen Lieferungsumschlags) und zusammen 114 (statt 120) radierten Tafeln von Wilhelm u. Moritz Henschel sowie 2 SS. Subskriptionsanzeige (letztere lose beiliegend). Zeitgenössischer Pappband m. hs. Rückenschildchen. Gr.-4to.. Erste Ausgabe der in 20 Einzelheften erschienenenen Darstellungen nach Aufführungsskizzen. Iffland selbst ist u. a. dargestellt als König Lear u. Shylock, der Geizige im Stück gleichen Titels von Moliere sowie als Nathan der Weise. So umfangreich wie vorliegend von größter Seltenheit, es fehlt lediglich das letzte Heft (Der arme Poet). - Auf dt. Auktionen außer einem einzigen kompletten Exemplar (Bassenge 1990) seit 1950 nur ein Einzelheft der Serie nachweisbar (Dörling 84, 24. XI. 1975, Nr. 792 [Heft 19 mit 6 Kupfern, DM 240]). Auch im Rahmen der gleichnamigen Ausstellung der Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin, die ausschließlich dem vorliegenden Werk (4. II. - 26. III. 2005) gewidmet war, konnte nur ein gerade erst im Jahr davor erworbenes, unvollständiges Exemplar präsentiert werden. - Aus der Sammlung des Regisseurs und Schauspielers Franz Stoß (1909-1995), mit dessen Exlibris im vorderen Innendeckel. Innen weitgehend sauber und fleckenfrei, schönes Exemplar. - Slg. Kippenberg 5082 (nur 15 Hefte mit zusammen 90 Tafeln). Lipperheide Uce 9. Hiler 456. Thieme/Becker XVI, 430 (dat. 1808-1819). Nicht bei Colas und in Ornamentstichslg. Berlin. Nicht in Kayser u. Goedeke.

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        A Journey from Bengal to England, through the Northern Part of India, Kashmire, Afghanistan, and Persia, and into Russia by the Caspian-Sea ? In Two Volumes

      London: Printed for R. Faulder and Son, 1808. First 8vo edition. Folding map. Pp. xii, [3], 361; [iv], 333, [3, ads]. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards. Some rubbing, minor offsetting from map onto title of vol. I. Armorial bookplate. Later owner signature in ink on front flyleaf of each volume. Some foxing. Very good. The First Englishman in Afghanistan Epistolary account of Forster's overland journey from Bengal through Afghanistan, where he was probably the first Englishman to set foot, into Qajar Persia, across the Caspian and through the steppes of the Don into European Russia.

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        Compleat Angler, The

      1808. A Very Early Example of a Fine Kelliegram 'Inlaid' Binding[KELLIEGRAM BINDING]. WALTON, Isaac. The Compleat Angler; or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse on Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish, and Fishing... With the Lives of the Authors: And Notes Historical, Critical, Supplementary and Explanatory; By Sir John Hawkins. London: Printed for Samuel Bagster, 1808.Seventh Hawkins edition. Octavo ( 8 1/16 x 4 3/4 inches; 205 x 122 mm.). [iv], vi, 7-345, 348-512 pp. Illustrated with sixteen engraved plates after Philip Audinet, two engraved pages of music and thity-two engravings in the text.Bound ca. 1890 in a stunning Art Noveau binding of dark green crushed morocco, handsomely gilt and inlaid, by Kelliegram, both covers with a fanciful Art Nouveau design within a single gilt frame, of a large inlaid lily in different shades of green, blue and brown, these inlays connected by gilt which descend to feature three groups of fish (seven, three seven), seven inlaid red morocco cherries, and fine sprinklings of gilt dots. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in compartments with similar inlaid red morocco cherries and gilt fish, gilt board edges. Decorative turn-ins continuing the inlaid red morocco cherries and the gilt fish motifs. The turn-ins enclosing pictorial morocco doublures, the front doublure inlaid in many colors depicting a bridge over a river; the rear doublure similarly inlaid in various colors depicting a country scene. Red watered silk endleaves, all edges gilt. The spine lightly sunned to a warm shade of dark brown, otherwise a very fine and early example of a Kelliegram binding.This fine example is not signed - possibly because it would have been executed around the time that the firm's stamp changed from Kelly & Sons to 'Kelliegram'."Kelliegram bindings were one of many innovations of the English commercial binding firm of Kelly & Sons. The Kelly family had one of the longest connections in the history of the binding trade in London, having been founded in 1770 by John Kellie, as the name was then spelled. The binding firm was carried on by successive members of the family into the 1930s. William Henry Kelly significantly developed the company in the first half of the nineteenth century, followed by William Henry, Jr., Henry, and Hubert Kelly, who took control in 1892, taking the firm into the twentieth century."In the 1880s, Kelly & Sons began to use cloth with the reverse side showing for the sides of half-leather bindings. The reverse cloth had a more interesting and less artificial appearance, with an additional advantage of not being affected by water. The development that came to be known as Kelliegram was one of the bindery's most notable, and the popularity continues today as demonstrated by the prices Kelliegram bindings command at auction and in the rare book trade" (Dooley, John. Kelliegram Bindings. Bryn Mawr Library Newsletter, No. 2, April 1998).Coigney, 17

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