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        Kupferstich- Karte, v. Gaspari b. Geogr. Inst. Weimar, "Charte von den Vereinigten Staaten von Nord-America mit Luisiana".

      - mit altem Grenz- und Flächenkolorit, dat. 1809, 30 x 41 Seltene Karte. Unten rechts die Titelkartusche. Zeigt die Vereinigten Staaten östl. des Mississippi, ohne Florida.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        An account of the celebration of the jubilee, on the 25th October, 1809; being the forty-ninth anniversary of the reign of George the Third, 'The Father of his People'. Collected and published by [a Lady] the Wife of a Naval Officer.

      Birmingham: printed by R. Jabet Commercial Herald Office: and sold by Longman Hurst Rees and Orme London. n.d 1809 - 4to., with a fine engraved portrait frontispiece, xiv + 203 + (1)pp., entirely uncut, well bound in later 19th century quarter vellum over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. A fine copy with the near-contemporary ownership signature of Sophia Williams.> First edition: very scarce. A patriotic gathering up of reports, from numerous towns and villages up and down the country, of the local Jubilee celebrations. These usually took the form of celebratory festivities with food, ale and fireworks, laudatory speeches by local worthies, financial support and appearances by local gentry and nobility, music, dancing and general revelry. There was also, in most cases, a special thought given to the poor, usually involving dinners, and other provisions, plenty of ale, and often money as well. The Account> is set out county by county, with separate reports from each town and village. The report from the village of Blisworth, in Northamptonshire, is perhaps typical of hundreds of others: 'The morning was ushered in with the ringing of bells, a flag was displayed at the top of the church, and a fat sheep roasted whole. A great number of women were provided with cake and tea in the street, and at five o'clock the sheep was distributed among the poor people, with bread and beer, in equal portions to each family. A supper was afterwards provided at the Grafton Arms, where several of the respectable inhabitants assembled, and harmony and convivial mirth crowned the festivity of the day.' The editor gives notice that the 'profits arising from the sale of the work will be given to the Society for the Relief of Prisoners confined for small Debts.' [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of John Milton, With Notes of Various Authors. To which are added Illustrations. And some Account of The Life and Writings of Milton, by the Rev. Henry J. Todd. The Second Edition, with Considerable Additions, and with a Verbal Index to the Whole of Milton's Poetry. In Seven Volumes.

      London: Printed for J. Johnson. and 23 others 1809 - 7 volumes. Large 8vo, 211 x 128 mms., pp. [vi] xv [xvi blank], 217 [218 - 615 indexes 616 blank]; [iv] v - xix [xx b lank], [3], 4 -462; [vi], [3], 4 - 473 [474 blank]; [vi], [3], 4 - 395 [396 blank];[vi]. [i] ii - xix [xx blank], [5] 6 - 503 [504 blank]; [vi], [3], 4 - 503 - 504 blank]; [vi], [3], 4 - 407 [408 blank, 409 - 342, notes, index, content, engraved portrait of Milton in volume 1, contemporary straight-grain tan morocco, gilt borders on covers, spines richly gilt, green morocco labels; intermittent foxing throughout and some slight wear to binding, but generally a very good and attractive set. In ODNB, D. A. Brunton writes that the publication of Todd's edition of Milton in 1801 was his chef d'oeuvre: "In addition to Todd's own copious annotations and judicious selection from previous commentaries, the work included for the first time extracts from Stillingfleet's projected edition, together with criticism solicited from the family of Thomas and Joseph Warton. Republished on four subsequent occasions, it remained the standard edition for fifty years. The first volume, a thorough biographical study of Milton, revised in 1809 and 1826, was published separately and enjoyed an equal measure of success. For his labours Todd was rewarded with the handsome sum of £200, and his new-found celebrity was acknowledged with his elevation as a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1802." The reviewer in The Monthly Mirror for 1801 lavished praise upon the edition: "In the prosecution of the present undertaking, Mr. T. has displayed an ardour, an assiduity, and a copiousness of resource, which we may confidently affirm that few, if any scholars since the death of Warton, could have combined with equal taste and candour. Hence it is, that our attention becomes so agreeably divided between the text and the commentary, and that our admiration of the poet is heightened by the skill of his illustrator." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems on the Abolition of the Slave Trade. Embellished with Engravings from Pictures Painted by R. Smirke.

      London. Printed for R. Bowyer, The Proprietor. 1809.. Near Fine. 1809. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book 4to, 29.5cm, the First Edition, [xii],ii,141p., complete with engraved vignette title and plus 9 engraved plate illustrations and 3 engraved portraits (all in engraved borders - complete with tissue guards), in contemporary full calf, wide gilt decorated raised bands, full blind decorations and borders in the panels, gilt titles, elaborate gilt and blind decorated boards on the boards, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers and edges, hinges starting, small chip on the bottom corner of the spine otherwise, some slight foxing on the plates, very good to fine, attractive binding (cgc) - Includes Montgomery's The West Indies, Grahame's Africa Delivered and Benger's A Poem, Occasioned by the Abolition of the Slave Trade in 1806. The engravings, after paintings by Robert Smirke, include some now-famous images of slavery and show Negroes hiding from slave ships, being driven from their homes, at work, conversing with whites, being delivered from their fate by the blessings of Albion etc., The portraits are of leading abolitionists Granville Sharp, Thomas Clarkson and William Wilberforce. - Sabin 50145. .

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        TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1809, 1810, AND 1811; Including a Description of Upper Louisiana, Together with the States of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennesse, with the Illinois and Western Territories.

      London, Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1819, 1809. SECOND EDITION 1819. 8vo, approximately 225 x 140 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, FOLDING ENGRAVED MAP AS FRONTISPIECE, pages: xiv, [17]-346, bound in original publisher's boards, printed paper label to spine, edges untrimmed. Spine rubbed and worn with loss, tips of corners worn, heavy spotting to pages 305-320, all text legible, slight offset from map to title page, map has some pale browning, 4 pages have age-browning, endpapers have pale age-browning, occasional pale foxing, a few edges slightly browned, an occasional small nick to margins, text mostly clean, otherwise a very good copy in original binding. This edition was the first to have the folding engraved map. Bradbury came to America and spent much time in the St. Louis area. Accompanied by another English botanist, Thomas Nuttall, he joined Wilson Hunt's party on the first leg of the journey up the Missouri, stopping near the Mandan villages. He met John Coulter at the beginning of the trip and relates Coulter's escape from the Blackfoot Indians. See: A Dictionary of Books relating to America, by John Sabin, Volume 1, 7207. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        VOYAGES AU PÉROU, FAITS DANS LES ANNÉES 1791 À 1794, PAR LES PP. MANUEL SOBREVIELA, ET NARCISSO Y BARCELO (.).

      J.G. DENTU 1809 - SKINNER, JOHN. VOYAGES AU PÉROU, FAITS DANS LES ANNÉES 1791 À 1794, PAR LES PP. MANUEL SOBREVIELA, ET NARCISSO Y BARCELO (.). PARIS, J.G. DENTU, 1809. 2 VOLUMES TEXTE et 1 ATLAS RELIÉS DEMI-VEAU À COINS, DOS LISSES ORNÉS, PIÈCE DE TITRE MAROCAIN NOIR. ÉDITION ORIGINALE DE LA TRADUCTION PAR P.-F. HENRY (ÉDITION ANGLAISE: 1805). COMPLET DE L'ATLAS QUI MANQUE SOUVENT, AVEC LA CARTE DE M. LAPIE. LES 12 PLANCHES COLORIÉES FIGURENT DES COSTUMES ET PARURES TRADITIONNELS (INCA, GUERRIERS INDIEN, TORÉADOR, HABITS DE FÊTE, LAMAS, ETC.) COMPILÉ PAR SKINNER D’APRÈS LES PREMIERS VOLUMES DU "MERCURIO PERUANO", PÉRIODIQUE PARU DE 1791 À 1795, LE TEXTE DONNE DE NOMBREUSES INFORMATIONS SUR LE PAYS ET UNE DESCRIPTION DES DIFFÉRENTES PROVINCES. TRÈS RARE FIRST EDITION OF THE FRENCH TRANSLATION OF THE ENGLISH EDITION (1805). WITH THE ATLAS, OFTEN MISSING, AND ITS 12 COLOUR PLATES OF COSTUMES, WITH THE MAP. (REF: P1-4C) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht über die Donau mit Truppen im Jahre 1809 iim Vordergrund ('Beschreibung des ungluecklichen Schicksals der Stadt Regensburg und des daran grenzenden Staedtgens Stadt am Hof im April 1809. - Regenspurg').

      - Holzschnitt v. Mosco, 1809, 17 x 30 Rückseitig Beschreibung zu den Ereignissen. - Seltene Ansicht!

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        A COLLECTION OF PLATES AND FABRIC SAMPLES FROM ACKERMANN'S REPOSITORY OF ARTS 1809-1811

      1809-1811 1809 - Octavo; 3/4 Morroco binding over green cloth boards; Spine has 5 raised bands and gilt lettering and design; Some slight wear and rubbing to the boards, especially along the edges; Spine slightly fading; Upper edge gilt; Pages toned; 73 "fashion" plates and 35 sample pages taken from Ackermann's Repository of Arts from the years 1809-1911 and bound together; All fashion plates are beautifully colored and preserved (see photos); Also Includes 35 "sample" pages from the same years. Each page has 4 different fabric samples from the era tipped-in. Ackermann's Repository of Arts was an illustrated British periodical published from 1809-1829 by Rudolph Ackermann that covered arts, literature, commerce, fashion, and politics, and had great influence on English taste in fashion, architecture, and literature. A one-of-a-kind item; DD Consignment. Shelved in Case # 9. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Commentarii de rebus Franciae Orientalis et Episcopatus VVirceburgensis, in quibus regum et imperatorum franciae veteris germanique, episcoporum vvirceburgensium et ducum franciae orientalis gesta ex scriptoribus coaevism, bullis et diplomatibus genuinis, sigillis, nummis, gemmis, veteribus picturis, monumentisque allis exponuntur et figuris aeri incisis illustrantur. Erste Ausgabe. 2 Teile in 2 Bänden.

      10 Bl., 936 S., 31 Bl., 1 Bl., 1004 S., 39 Bl.. Mit zusammen 2 gest. Titelvignetten, 14 Kupfertafeln (7 gefaltet), 1 gefalt. Stammtafel, 1 Plan, zahlr. Textkupfern (meist Münzkupfer) und einigen gestochenen Vignetten Titeleien in Schwarz und Rot. 2 (31,5 x 20 cm). Schweinslederbände (auf Holzdeckeln) mit reicher Blindprägung, auf 5 Bünden und mit jeweils 2 intakten Messing-Leder-Schließen. Etwas berieben und fleckig insges. ca. 30 Bl. mit schwachem Wasserfleck im weißen Rand Bd I mit sehr geringen Wurmfraßspuren am oberen Kapital und hs. Besitzvermerk auf Titelei (datiert 1809) Titelei von Bd II knapp beschnitten, Schmutztitel hier mit kleinen hinterlegten Fehlstellen Innengelenke beider Bände mit schmalen Papierstreifen verstärkt. Provenienz: Auf Innenspiegel von Bd I mit dem gest. Wappenexlibris "Ex bibliotheca Theodori Karajan" - es handelt sich um den Historiker und Germanisten Theodor Georg Ritter von Karajan (1810-1873), dem Urgroßvater des nachmaligen Dirigenten Herbert von Karajan. Die reiche barocke Blindprägung der Einbände mit floralen Rollen- und Plattenstempeln, die Verstärkung der Innengelenke, die Beschneidung der Titelei sowie die signifikant frischeren Abzüge der Kupfer im Band II bieten Raum für verschiedene Vermutungen: - die beiden Bände sind nicht zeitgleich und/oder nicht in derselben Auflagenhöhe erschienen - die Buchblöcke und die Einbände sind erst später (im 19. Jhdt?) zueinander gekommen, denn diese sind anscheinend 100 Jahre älter als der Inhalt. Im 20. Jhdt wurde zusätzlich ein marmorierter Pappschuber angefertigt. Die Datierung der Erscheinung dieses Werkes muß, anders als im Impressum mit 1729 angegeben, 1731 lauten, denn: "Anno 1730. die 9. Februarii post horam septimam matuatinam (...) placidissime in Christo obdormivit Perillustris Dominus, Joannes Georgius ab Eckhart". Das heißt, das Werk erschien unvollendet und posthum, worauf schon Jöcher (vol. II, 269f) hinweist. Kein in der Literatur, im Handel oder in öffentlichen Sammlungen beschriebenes Exemplar hat diesselbe Kollation mit der angegebenen Anzahl von Tafeln wie das vorliegende, was zusammen mit der Frische der Abzüge ein weiterer Hinweis sein mag, dass vol. II nicht zusammen mit vol. I bzw. nicht in allen Exemplaren mit derselben Tafelanzahl erschienen ist. Die Tafeln im Übrigen stammen von Johann Salver (1670-1738 vgl. Thieme/B. 29, 360). J. G. Eccard (1674 in Duingen bei Hildesheim - 1730 Würzburg), Historiker, ab 1694 Mitarbeiter/Sekretär von Leibniz, auf dessen Betreiben seit 1704 Professor für Geschichte in Helmstedt, nach Leibniz' Tod 1716 Übernahme von dessen Stelle als Historiograph und Bibliothekar in Hannover, floh 1723, vermutlich wegen Schulden, vor der Verfolgung durch die Justiz nach Würzburg, konvertierte zum Katholizismus und reüssierte erneut als Bibliothekar, Archivar und Historiker. Im vorliegenden Werk - es blieb unvollständig und der Berichtszeitraum reicht bis zur Regierungszeit Konrads I - gibt Eccard in der Behandlung des weitgefassten Themas ein Beispiel seiner quellkritischen Methode, die insgesamt seine Bedeutung als Historiker auch bei seinen zahlr. anderen Schriften begründet. "Die Geschichte des Bistums, er sieht das Würzburger Gebiet als Ursprungsland der Franken an, wird in engster Verbindung mit der Reichsgeschichte dargestellt. (...) Besondere Beachtung verdient seine Erstausgabe des Hildebrandliedes im 1. Band seiner Commentarii (S. 864-902)" (NDB 4, 270f). Die Kasseler Handschrift des Hildebrandliedes wird in Übersetzungen und ausührlichen Kommentaren als herausragendes Dokument der deutschen Sprache und Geschichte insgesamt gewürdigt. Vgl. auch Jarck: Brsg. Biogr. Lexikon, S. 184f.

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        Über das Ausziehen fremder Körper aus dem Speisekanale und der Luftröhre.

      Zweite wohlfeile Ausgabe. - Leipzig, Karl Tauchnitz, 1809, 4, 172 pp., 5 gefaltete Folio- Kupferstichtafeln mit 56 Abbildungen, neugebunden im alten Pergament. Rare - "A book on the method of extracting foreign bodies from alimentary canal and the trache. The author invented various instruments illustrated here. A special method of Oesophagotomy was introduced in this work..."Johann Gottlob Eckholdt, "geb. 6. Februar 1746 in Leisnig, Chirurg am Jacobshospitale in Leipzig und Demonstrator des klinischen Instituts in demselben, am 8.März 1809 gestorben, nimmt unter den hervorragenden Chirurgen seiner Zeit eine ehrenvolle Stellung ein. Seine litterarische Thätigkeit hat sich nur auf die Veröffentlichung er auch heute noch geschätzten Arbeit "Ueber das Ausziehen fremder Körper aus dem Speisecanale und der Luftröhre", 1799 beschränkt, der ersten bedeutenden Monographie über diesen Gegenstand in Deutschland über sein operatives Verfahren "bei einer sehr complicirten Hasenscharte oder einem sogenannten Wolfsrachen" hat Fr. Heinr. Martens (1804 Fol. 4 pl.) Mittheilung gemacht." A. Hirsch, ADB V (1877), p.635Die von Eckoldt gezeichneten und J.F. Schröter 1796 gestochenen Kupfertafeln zeigen die diverse Instrumente zur Oesophagotomie sowie den Schlundschnitt.

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        VIAGGI IN ALCUNE CITTA DEL LAZIO CHE DICONSI FONDATE DAL RE SATURNO

      Rome 1809 - Oblong folio (16.50x22.25"56x42cm) with 61 numbered pages, 30 copper plates, some pages un-numbered, some plates numbered with the pages, half-bound in red boards, red spine with gilt titles. Condition is generally Very Good, with rough wear around edges, tight binding, solid hinges. Collection of letters from an early archaeologist describing his travels, with illustrations, in cities around Italy. A rare find with all the plates. Rockville Non-Retail Listings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Des Feldpredigers Schmelzle Reise nach Flätz mit fortgehenden Noten; nebst der Beichte des Teufels bey einem Staatsmanne.

      Tübingen, in der J.G. Cotta`schen Buchhandlung 1809. - Erste Ausgabe. Berend 23; Goedeke V,465,26. 8°. XII, 132 S., brauner marmorierter Pappband d.Zt., umlaufender Rotschnitt, flieg. Vorsatzbl. mit altem Namenseintrag, Rücken berieben. Innen sauber u. wenig gebräunt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Versailles, Paris, and Saint Denis;

      1809 - or a Series of Views made from Drawings made on the Spot. illustrative of the Capital of France, and the surrounding places with an historical and descriptive account.First edition. 40 hand-coloured aquatint plates. Folio. Fine twentieth-century olive green half morocco, marbled boards. [ii], 86, [2](list of plates, verso blank)pp. London, Originally issued in parts, this book, like much of Nattes's work, provides a marvellous insight into the topography and social history of the early nineteenth century, prior to the industrialisation of the Victorian era. In particular Versailles. gives the reader a glimpse of the medieval city of Paris, much of which was destroyed by Baron Haussmann on Napoleon III's behalf in the 1860s. John Claude Nattes (c1765-1835), a founder member of the Society of Painters in Water Colours, was a topographical draughtsman and watercolour artist, who although principally based in London travelled extensively throughout Great Britain and Europe. His contemporary, the landscape painter Joseph Farington recorded in his diary in 1787 that Nattes was a Frenchman, and records show that he returned to his native land in 1822, where his last known address was in St. Germain. Involved in many of the important events in the art world during his life time Nattes was one of a group of prominent artists who in 1801 were invited to participate in the first experiment in England using the new process of lithography. He went on with nine fellow artists to found the Society of Painters in Water Colours in 1804, the first exhibition for which proved a huge success, with more than 12,000 people paying a shilling for admission. Some three years later however he was expelled from the Old Watercolour Society for exhibiting other people's work as his own, however this doesn't seem to have greatly affected his career. The plates are titled thus: Entrance to Versailles; Orangerie, Versailles; Staircase leading to the Chapel; Chateau du Grand Trianon; Fontaine des Lions; La Tour de Marlbrough; Salle à Manger; Le Bourdoir; Pavillion de Lucienne; Great Walk, St. Cloud; Water Engine, St. Cloud; Bridge of Neulli, Paris; Do. Bagatelle, Environs de Paris; Fire Engine, Paris; Square and Bridge of la Concorde; The Louvre &c. Paris; Church of St. Germain, Paris; Mint; St. Michael's Bridge; Le Lavoir de l'Hotel Dieu; Pont l'Hotel Dieu; Pont l'Hotel Dieu, dit St. charles; Pont notre Dame; L'Hotel Dieu with the Church of Notre Dame; L'Ile de St. Louis; Pont de Gévré; Pont Marie; Julian's Bath; Aqueduct at Arcueil; College Navarre; Halle aux Blés; Interior of the Chatelet; Temple; Foss of the Bastile; Mill of Charenton; Castle of Vincennes; St. Denis; Interior of St. Denis; Burial Place of ditto; Rousseau's Cottage. Abbey (Travel), 103; cf. Tooley, 342 (with the French text). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Codice d'istruzione criminale dell'Impero francese [testo francese a fronte: Code d'istruction criminelle de l'Empire francais].Lucca, presso Bertini Francesco, 1809.

      Lucca, presso Bertini Francesco 1809 - Cm. 18, pp. (4) 293 (1). Bellissima legatura coeva in piena pelle con titoli, filetti e 4 aquile in oro al dorso; tagli rossi. Sporadiche fioriture/macchiette limitate a poche cc. iniziali e finali Esemplare fresco e ben conservato. Il Code d"istruction criminelle fu promulgato nel Dicembre 1808 dal Corpo legislativo francese ed entrò in vigore nel Gennaio 1811. Rara prima traduzione italiana, impreziosita dal testo a fronte francese. Cfr. Iccu (un solo esemplare censito nelle biblioteche italiane). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter, written and signed in pencil].[Paris,] Sunday, [1860s-1870s]. 2 pp. of a folded leaf (22.5 x 17.5 cm).

      - Ring, Psychological perspective on Camille Saint-Saëns, pp. 24-25; Studd, Saint-Saëns: a critical biography, pp. 36-37. Autograph letter by the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, in which he invites a friend to dinner. Throughout the 1860s and early 1870s Saint-Saëns led a bachelor's existence and shared a large apartment with his mother Françoise-Clémence (1809-1888). On Monday evening the composer and his mother often hosted famous soirées which were attended by numerous composers and musicians. In the letter Saint-Saëns writes that he is instructed by his mother to invite the recipient for dinner on Monday (tomorrow), to make up for the bad dinner of last week.Camille Sint-Saëns (1835-1921) was a French composer of the Romantic era. In 1858 he became organist of La Madeleine, the official church of the French Empire, and in 1861 piano teacher at the École de musique classique et réligieuse. There he conceived his best known piece, Carnival of the animals, which he only finished in 1886. In the years in between he wrote numerous works including the Danse macabre, the opera Samson and Delilah and the Organ Symphony.In excellent condition.

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        Grundsätze der rationellen Landwirthschaft (Landwirtschaft). Erster bis vierter Band.

      Berlin In der Realschulbuchhandlung 1809-1812 0 Ersausgaben Halbleder Signatur des Verfassers 20,5x25cm Erster bis vierter Band in zwei Halblederbänden der Zeit ( XXIV, 380, XXVIII, 272 S., Falttabellen, XVI, 288 S., 14 Kupferstichtafeln, XVIII, 470 S., 1 Blatt) Einband berieben und etwas beschabt, Ecken bestoßen. 3 Titelblätter von Albrecht Thaer signiert. Erstausgabe beiliegend 1 Stahlstich (Thaer-Denkmal in Berlin) 14GWK-71 Befriedigend Versand D: 5,00 EUR Landwirtschaft Thaer Grundsätze

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        The Law-Dictionary, Defining and Interpreting the Terms or Words

      1809. London, 1809. 2 vols.. London, 1809. 2 vols. The "Best Edition" of Jacob's Dictionary (Says Marvin) Tomlins, Sir Thomas Edlyne [1762-1841]. [Jacob, Giles (1686-1744)]. The Law-Dictionary, Defining and Interpreting the Terms or Words of Art, and Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the English Law; Defining or Interpreting the Terms or Words of Art; and Comprising Copious Information on the Subjects of Law, Trade, and Government. With Considerable Additions. London: Printed by Andrew Strahan, 1809. Two volumes. Unpaginated. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (10" x 8-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, blind fillets and lettering pieces to spines. Light rubbing and some minor nicks and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, some chipping, gatoring and minor scuffs to spines, front boards beginning to separate, but secure, corners bumped and somewhat worn, later owner bookplate of William Paine Sheffield to front pastedowns. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in places, gift inscription (to Sheffield) to front endleaf of Volume I, small early owner signature to head of title pages. $600. * Second Tomlins edition. Jacob's venerable dictionary was first published in 1729 and is considered by many to be his masterpiece, one that "constituted an entirely new departure in legal literature" (Cowley). Tomlin's edition, first published in 1797, is a substantial enlargement and revision. According to Marvin, this edition is the best one. Cowley, A Bibliography of Abridgments, Digest, Dictionaries and Indexes to the Year 1800 xci. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:183. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 418.

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        General-Carte von West-Gallizien. Nach der, von dem Kaiserl. Königl. Generalquartiermeisterstaab herausgegebenen Special-Carte dieses Landes, von demselben entworfen und gezeichnet. Gestochen von Lucas Benedicti Sohn

      [Wien, 1809] Kupferstichkarte, unkoloriert. Auf 6 Bl. zu je 6 Segmenten montiert. Gesamtgröße 124 x 108 cm, je Teil 62 x 36 cm. Maßstab in graph. Form (Oesterreichische Post-Meilen, Geographische Meilen). - Nullmeridian: Ferro. - Titel oben links auf Bl. 1. - Mit Entfernungsangaben u. mit Bergstrichen. Bl.-Zählung oben links. Maßstab ca. 1:288.000. In Pappschuber der Zeit, mit marm. Papier bezogen. Karte und Trägerleinen überaus frisch und fleckenfrei. Schuberkanten gering berieben. Eine Karte mit rotem Wappenstempel der Tetschener Bibliothek. Schuberkanten gering berieben. \"Dörflinger 751 \"\".. Vorzüglich gestochen .. Fand in der Fachwelt höchste Anerkennung\"\". Galizien gelangte im Jahr 1772 an das Haus Österreich und wurde in der 3. Polnischen Teilung 1804 zum Bestandteil des Kaisertums Österreich erklärt. Der Maßstab entspricht einer zehnfachen Reduktion der Originalaufnahme\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Polen, Westgalizien, Galizien, Ukraine

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        Prise de la Ville de Vienne Capitale de l`Autriche. Le 10 May, 1809, l`Émpereur Napoléon parut aux portes de Vienne avec le corps du Maréchal Duc de le Montebello. L`Archiduc Maximilien commandait dans la place. [ ]

      Paris, Chereau. [ca. 1809]. - Anonymer altkolor. Kupferstich. 33 x 41 cm. (Blattgr.); 27, 5 x 35 cm. (Bildauasschn.). Unter Passep. Nicht bei Minici, Mondo nuovo - Die prachtvolle Ansicht zeigt die brennende Stadt Wien unter dem Bombardement der vorstoßenden französischen Truppen vom Prater aus. Napoleon und Montebello zu Pferde in der rechten Bildhälfte befehligen den Angriff. Bereits am 11. Mai bezog Napoleon Quartier in Schönbrunn. Am Abend desselben Tages begann vom Spittelberg aus die weitere Bombardierung der Stadt. Am 13. Mai marschierten die Franzosen in die Stadt ein und besetzten sie. Drei Monate später wurde der 40. Geburtstag Napoleons begleitet von 60 Kanonenschüssen in der Wiener Hofburg gefeiert. Gewicht in Gramm: 1000

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        Dei motivi del codice di commercio ovvero Discorsi pronunciati al corpo legislativo di Francia dagli oratori del Consiglio di stato, e del Tribunato intorno al progetto della nuova legislazione commerciale. Traduzione italiana

      Dalla Tipografia di Francesco Sonzogno, Milano, 1809 - In 8° (19,5×12 cm); (4), 326, (2) pp. Bella legatura coeva in mezza pelle verde scuro con titolo in oro su fascetta in pelle rossa e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso. Piatti foderati con carta marmorizzata coeva. Qualche lieve macchiolina di foxing, qualche brunitura ed un leggero alone al margine basso delle ultime tre carte, leggero. Nel complesso esemplare in buone condizioni di conservazione. Prima edizione italiana delle celebri 17 "Discorsi" pronunciati da diversi oratori, dal dal 29 agosto al 15 sett. 1807 davanti al Corpo Legislativo di Francia. Nei discorsi, gli oratori, descrivono ed analizzano le ragioni del Nuovo Codice di Commercio napoleonico. Regnaud che sintetizza le diverse posizioni arriva a dimostrare come il codice di commercio, progettato in Francia fin dal 1802 e emanato nel 1807, sia un codice estremamente progressista che contiene una visione mondiale del commercio, con un’idea dello stesso che va ben oltre ogni altro codice commerciale emanato in qualsiasi nazione fino a quel momento. Il figlio del Conte Michel Regnaud de Saint-Jean-d’Angely fu un alto ufficiale di Napoleone che lo seguì anche all’Isola d’Elba. Anche per questo il Conte subì le conseguenze della restaurazione. Prima edizione non comune, in bella legatura.

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        A view near the Roode Sand Pass at the Cape of Good Hope

      Artist: Bluck/Salt I/ H; issued in: London; date: ca 1809 - - technic: Copper print- Aquatinta; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 45 x 59,5; - description: Beautiful view of the Roode Zand Pass at the Cape of Good Hope

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        VOYAGE par terre de SANTO-DOMINGO, capitale de la partie espagnole de Saint-Domingue, au CAP-FRANÇAIS, capitale de la partie française de la même isle. Entrepris et exécuté au mois de germinal an VI, par les ordres du général de division Hédouville, Sénateur, Comte de l'Empire, Grand-Aigle de la Légion d'Honneur, à cette époque Agent particulier du Directoire exécutif à Saint-Domingue. Suivi d'un rapport sur l'état actuel des mines de la colonie espagnole; Traduit de Don Juan Nieto, minéralogiste de S. M. Catholique; Et terminé par une relation, sous le titre de "Mon retour en France"

      Chaumerot, Paris 1809 - In-8 de 3 ff.n.ch. 407 pp.; demi-basane racinée de l'époque, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre. Edition originale ornée d'un frontispice gravé replié (Sabin 20661). Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Trois grandes sonates pour le piano-forte, avec une [handschr.:] violon obligé. Oeuvre 31. Nro. I-III

      Bonn-Cologne : Simrock, PN 644 [Violinstimme Nr. 2-3 mit PN 446], [1809-10]. - Stimmen. 40, 12 S. in 3 Heften. Violinstimme Nro. 1 fehlt. Quer-Gr. 4to. Gestochen. Besitzername auf Titel. Versand D: 4,00 EUR illustration, illustration Kammermusik

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        THE ADVENTURES OF POOR PUSS. In two Parts. By Miss Sandham.

      J. Harris. 1809. Engraved frontispiece, [2], 181pp. Original untitled marbled sheep with gilt bands on spine. 12mo. First edition. Ownership inscriptions; spine expertly repaired; some browning; else a very good copy of an early cat book. Moon 769. Necker. 1721.

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        The Kentish Hop Merchant and the Lecturer on Optics!!

      T. Tegg. [1809] - Hand-coloured etching by Isaac Cruikshank after Woodward. A nice bright copy with good margins. 26.5 x 42cm. George BM Satires 11470 recording two copies, one with ?103? in upper right corner as in this copy, the other without. ?The lecturer leans on a table, lit by four candles, to address a small well-dressed audience, seated on chairs. On the table are a telescope and a magic-lantern. He says: ?Ladies & Gentlemen? I have the honor for the first time in this county of Kent to deliver a Lectur on Optic's? A fat elderly man rises from his chair to say: ?I humbly ax pardon Sir ?but before you get on furder, I rises with all due difference to inform you as how in this country we do not call them Hop sticks but Hop poles? The others, more sophisticated, are amused, while the hop-merchant's son, standing behind, registers anguish. A dog, with ?Hop Mer .? on its collar, watches the lecturer.? PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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        Six Views in North America, from Original Drawings Made on the Spot, by Lieutenant Fisher, of the Royal Artillery. Engraved in Aqua Tinta by J. W. Edy]

      J. W. Edy, London 1809 - Six colour printed aquatints, finished by hand. Housed in a blue morocco backed box. A very rare complete series of stunningly beautiful aquatint views of North America: "Probably the most beautiful prints of Canada ever published " (Spendlove). Views comprise (titled as per titles on the prints): 1) View on the St Anns or Grand River [1809] 2) View of St Anthonys Nose, on the North River, Province of New York [1809] 3) View of the River St Lawrence, Fall of Montmorenci from the Island of Orleans [1809] 4) Fall of Montmorenci, 246 perpendicular feet [1809] 5) View of the Falls of Chaudière [1795] 6) View of Cape Diamond, Plains of Abraham and part of the Town of Quebec and River St. Lawrence [1795] A beautiful set of color aquatints produced by J.W. Edy, after the original artwork of George Buteel Fisher. Lieutenant Fisher had already established himself as a respected artist, having exhibited at the Royal Academy, when he came to Canada as aide-de-camp to the commander-in-chief of the Canadian forces in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward (later the Duke of Kent, father of Queen Victoria). These images of some of Canada's most striking landscapes were executed during the four years of their tour of duty, and were dedicated by the artist to his royal patron. John William Edy, as talented in aquatint as Fisher was with a brush, first executed these prints in 1795-96 (with a very rare 6 page descriptive text, not present here), and with a second printing of the suite in 1809. Issued in both color (as the present set) and sepia, the series has long been considered among the most beautiful images of early Canada to be published. These prints are renowned for their sweeping, dramatic portrayal of the Canadian landscape. In each are found Indians (engaged in various activities), ships, or other devices enabling the artist to add perspective to the romantic landscapes. Of particular note is the view on the St. Ann's, about which the noted authority on early Canadian illustration, George Spendlove, says, "[t]his is probably the highest development of the Romance Landscape in the iconography of Canada." Together, the six views provide an excellent sense of 18th-century Canada as it would appear to her colonists, being at once both harsh and intimidating, while still possessing a certain peace that Spendlove credits to "the Divine Almighty Architect." A superb suite of color prints, virtually unobtainable. Spendlove, pp. 22-25; Deak 186.

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        The Law-Dictionary, Defining and Interpreting the Terms or Words...

      1809. London, 1809. 2 vols. The "Best Edition" of Jacob's Dictionary (Says Marvin) Tomlins, Sir Thomas Edlyne [1762-1841]. [Jacob, Giles (1686-1744)]. The Law-Dictionary, Defining and Interpreting the Terms or Words of Art, and Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the English Law; Defining or Interpreting the Terms or Words of Art; and Comprising Copious Information on the Subjects of Law, Trade, and Government. With Considerable Additions. London: Printed by Andrew Strahan, 1809. Two volumes. Unpaginated. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (10" x 8-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, blind fillets and lettering pieces to spines. Light rubbing and some minor nicks and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, some chipping, gatoring and minor scuffs to spines, front boards beginning to separate, but secure, corners bumped and somewhat worn, later owner bookplate of William Paine Sheffield to front pastedowns. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in places, gift inscription (to Sheffield) to front endleaf of Volume I, small early owner signature to head of title pages. $600. * Second Tomlins edition. Jacob's venerable dictionary was first published in 1729 and is considered by many to be his masterpiece, one that "constituted an entirely new departure in legal literature" (Cowley). Tomlin's edition, first published in 1797, is a substantial enlargement and revision. According to Marvin, this edition is the best one. Cowley, A Bibliography of Abridgments, Digest, Dictionaries and Indexes to the Year 1800 xci. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:183. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 418.

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        [Autograph letter, written and signed in pencil].[Paris,] Sunday, [1860s-1870s]. 2 pp. of a folded leaf (22.5 x 17.5 cm).

      Ring, Psychological perspective on Camille Saint-Saëns, pp. 24-25; Studd, Saint-Saëns: a critical biography, pp. 36-37. Autograph letter by the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, in which he invites a friend to dinner. Throughout the 1860s and early 1870s Saint-Saëns led a bachelor's existence and shared a large apartment with his mother Françoise-Clémence (1809-1888). On Monday evening the composer and his mother often hosted famous soirées which were attended by numerous composers and musicians. In the letter Saint-Saëns writes that he is instructed by his mother to invite the recipient for dinner on Monday (tomorrow), to make up for the bad dinner of last week.Camille Sint-Saëns (1835-1921) was a French composer of the Romantic era. In 1858 he became organist of La Madeleine, the official church of the French Empire, and in 1861 piano teacher at the École de musique classique et réligieuse. There he conceived his best known piece, Carnival of the animals , which he only finished in 1886. In the years in between he wrote numerous works including the Danse macabre , the opera Samson and Delilah and the Organ Symphony .In excellent condition.

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        An Hibernian Atlas; or General Description of the Kingdom of Ireland: divided into Provinces; with its sub-divisions of Counties, Baronies, &c. showing their Boundaries, Extent, Soil, Produce, Contents, Measure, Members of Parliament, and Number of Inhabitants; also the Cities, Boroughs, Villages, Mountains, Bogs, Lakes, Rivers, and Natural Curiosities together with the Great and Bye Post Roads. The whole taken from actual Surveys and Observations by Bernard Scale, Land Surveyor and beautifully engraved on 78 copper plates by Messrs. Ellis and Palmer. An Improved Edition, corrected according to the Act of Union

      4to.78 engraved leaves comprising 4 preliminary leaves (title page with large emblematic panel, dedication page with large emblematic panel, preface, and index) and 37 leaves of hand-coloured maps each with an accompanying page of engraved explanatory text, modern half rich tan calf, spine panelled by raised bands highlighted by gilt fillets, panels decorated with blind rolls and a large central tool, rose morocco title label gilt, one panel direct lettered gilt, marbled sides, 4to.78 engraved leaves comprising 4 preliminary leaves (title page with large emblematic panel, dedication page with large emblematic panel, preface, and index) and 37 leaves of hand-coloured maps each with an accompanying page of engraved explanatory text, modern half rich tan calf, spine panelled by raised bands highlighted by gilt fillets, panels decorated with blind rolls and a large central tool, rose morocco title label gilt, one panel direct lettered gilt, marbled sides, preliminary leaves a little foxed else a nice fresh copy.BONAR LAW Printed Maps of Ireland, A15 The 37 maps comprise a general map of Ireland, 4 province maps, and 32 county maps. All are very attractively hand coloured in outline and in wash. The county maps are coloured in baronies, the provinces in counties and the general map in provinces. These maps were first engraved and published in 1776. They were reissued in 1798 with the imprint at the foot of each map altered to read "Published 12th May, 1798". This 1809 edition retains that 1798 imprint at the foot of each map indicating that they were not re-engraved for this edition. The engraved pages of text however have added below the engraved 1776 text (also used in 1798) additional engraved material on the parliamentary representation of the county and its towns - hence the "An Improved Edition, corrected according to the Act of Union" as announced on the title page. The 1798 edition of which this edition is apparently in part a reissue is itself quite rare. Of the 1798 edition ESTC (t229171) locates copies only in Belfast Central, U.C.C., Franciscans and N.I. Assembly and Boston Public Library.

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        The Law-Dictionary, Defining and Interpreting the Terms or Words.

      1809 - London, 1809. 2 vols. The "Best Edition" of Jacob's Dictionary (Says Marvin) Tomlins, Sir Thomas Edlyne [1762-1841]. [Jacob, Giles (1686-1744)]. The Law-Dictionary, Defining and Interpreting the Terms or Words of Art, and Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the English Law; Defining or Interpreting the Terms or Words of Art; and Comprising Copious Information on the Subjects of Law, Trade, and Government. With Considerable Additions. London: Printed by Andrew Strahan, 1809. Two volumes. Unpaginated. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (10" x 8-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, blind fillets and lettering pieces to spines. Light rubbing and some minor nicks and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, some chipping, gatoring and minor scuffs to spines, front boards beginning to separate, but secure, corners bumped and somewhat worn, later owner bookplate of William Paine Sheffield to front pastedowns. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in places, gift inscription (to Sheffield) to front endleaf of Volume I, small early owner signature to head of title pages. $600. * Second Tomlins edition. Jacob's venerable dictionary was first published in 1729 and is considered by many to be his masterpiece, one that "constituted an entirely new departure in legal literature" (Cowley). Tomlin's edition, first published in 1797, is a substantial enlargement and revision. According to Marvin, this edition is the best one. Cowley, A Bibliography of Abridgments, Digest, Dictionaries and Indexes to the Year 1800 xci. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:183. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 418. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PICTURES OF ENGLISH HISTORY

      - EARLY ENGLISH. PICTURES OF ENGLISH HISTORY IN MINIATURE by Alfred Mills. London: Darton and Harvey 1809. 2 volumes each [ii] 96p., 2 1/4 x 2 5/8", period full black morocco with gilt design on borders, gilt spine and gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. Except for a few uneven pages, near Fine in custom made morocco backed cloth box. First edition, illustrated with 96 especially well printed engraved plates. See The Dartons G652 listing copies in black leather and pink boards, attributing the text to Priscilla Bell Wakefield. This is a beautiful little set, quite scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Debates in both Houses of Parliament in the months of May and June 1808, relative to the agreement made by government with Mr. Palmer, for the reform and improvement of the Post-Office and its revenue. With an appendix containing the several documents therein referred to.

      London: Longman Hurst Rees & Orme 1809 - 8vo., (4) + 130 + xxxviii pp., with a large folding table bound in between pp. xxx and xxxi of the Appendix, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, sometime neatly rebacked, spine lettered gilt. A very good copy. First edition thus: apparently very scarce. [COPAC & OCLC together find copies at 8 libraries, of which Cambridge + Guildhall + Goldsmiths in UK and 5 in U.S.] Goldsmiths 19902. A theatre proprietor in both Bath and Bristol, John Palmer (1742-1818) is now remembered perhaps most of all for his promotion of a network of mail coaches for the safe and speedy conveyance of mails on the principal routes from London. In 1784 a trial run on the Bristol-Bath-London road was hugely successful and Palmer was appointed surveyor and comptroller-general with a salary of £1500 and a 2½% share in the increased revenue of the Post Office. Palmer eventually fell out with the Post Office over contractual arrangements and was suspended but given a Post Office pension granted by William Pitt. The matter of Palmer's claim for compensation for loss of income dragged on for some years with the whole matter being referred to Parliament in the early summer of 1808, the present volume publishing a record not only of the debates themselves but also copies of numerous documents and letters produced by not only Palmer himself but also by the Post Office and by the government. Palmer's claim for compensation was never met fully, but in 1813 (53 Geo.III. C.157) an award of some £50,000n was made. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Réfutation des calomnies publiées contre le général Charette, [- Vie du général Charette], commandant en chef les armées catholiques et royales dans la Vendée. Extrait d'un manuscrit sur la Vendée.

      Paris, marchands de nouveautés 1809 - 2 parties en un fort vol. in-8, VIII-630 pp. en numérotation continue, [2] ff. n. ch. d'errata, avec un portrait-frontispice, demi-chagrin noir, dos à faux-nerfs orné de filets à froid, encadrements à froid sur les plats de toile chagrinée, tranches mouchetées (rel. de la fin du XIXe). Rousseurs, et qq. salissures aux prem. ff. de la seconde partie, mais bon exemplaire. Edition originale de cette Vie de Charette, dont le premier titre polémique s'explique par le désir de l'auteur de réfuter les assertions d'Alphonse de Beauchamp dans son récent ouvrage de l'Histoire des guerres de Vendée. Tel quel, l'ouvrage n'a pu paraître qu'après insertion de cartons demandés par la police impériale, suite à la soumission du texte à la censure. La docilité de l'auteur n'empêcha cependant pas la saisie des 2500 exemplaires du tirage, la mise sous scellés de ses papiers et son incarcération. Lemière, pp. 402-405. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Picture of Jersey, or Stranger's Companion Through That Island

      Jersey: J. Stead. G+ : in Good condition plus. Spine repaired at upper joint with internal tape strengthening. Small hole near gutter of page 152 with marginal impact on text. Contents firm and bright. 1809. First Edition. Quarter leather marbled board cover. 190mm x 110mm (7" x 4"). xxxvi, 215pp. Frontispiece hand coloured map and 7 other plates with 2 coloured plates of Jersey signals. .

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        The Council of Dogs

      Philadelphia: Publisehd by Johnson & Warner., Brown & Merritt, Printers, 1809. Very Good. First edition. 12mo. 16pp. with 8 full-page woodcut illustrations. Unprinted pale orange paper over wrappers. Some soiling on wrappers, tiny tears on a few leaves. A handsome copy of a fragile volume made with cheaper materials. Rosenbach 389.

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        Poems on the Abolition of the Slave Trade Embellished with Engravings from Pictures Painted by R Smirke

      London. Printed for R. Bowyer, The Proprietor. 1809.. Near Fine. 1809. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book 4to, 29.5cm, the First Edition, [xii],ii,141p., complete with engraved vignette title and plus 9 engraved plate illustrations and 3 engraved portraits (all in engraved borders - complete with tissue guards), in contemporary full calf, wide gilt decorated raised bands, full blind decorations and borders in the panels, gilt titles, elaborate gilt and blind decorated boards on the boards, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers and edges, hinges starting, small chip on the bottom corner of the spine otherwise, some slight foxing on the plates, very good to fine, attractive binding (cgc) - Includes Montgomery's The West Indies, Grahame's Africa Delivered and Benger's A Poem, Occasioned by the Abolition of the Slave Trade in 1806. The engravings, after paintings by Robert Smirke, include some now-famous images of slavery and show Negroes hiding from slave ships, being driven from their homes, at work, conversing with whites, being delivered from their fate by the blessings of Albion etc., The portraits are of leading abolitionists Granville Sharp, Thomas Clarkson and William Wilberforce. - Sabin 50145. .

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        MÜNCHEN., "Gegend bey München". Blick von der heutigen Kapuzinerstraße nach Norden über den großen Stadtbach, im Hintergrund die Frauentürme.

      Lithographie von Simon Warnberger, 1809, 30 x 38 cm. Nicht bei Proebst Winkler 903, 27 Slg. Maillinger Bd. I, Nr. 1761: im Vordergrund der Freyberggarten, ehe man nach Thalkirchen kommt. - Mit breitem Rand und in tadelloser Erhaltung. BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        DESCRIPTION DE L'EGYPTE. Pyramides de Memphis. Vue de l'entrée de la grande pyramide, prise au soleil levant. (ANTIQUITES, volume V, planche 9)

      Original, unshaved, full-page etching from the "Imperial edition" of the Description de l'Égypte, or 'Recueil des observations et recherches faites en Égypte pendant l'expédition française, publié par les ordres de Sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand [A Collection of the observations and research carried out in Egypt during the French expedition, published on the orders of his Majesty the Emperor Napoleon the Great]'. Produced between February 1802 and 1830 on the orders of Naopleon Bonaparte and published between 1809 and 1828, 1,000 copies were printed and distributed to institutions, on vergé paper with an 'Égypte ancienne et moderne' watermark, visible when held up to the light. Light marginal spotting not touching image, otherwise in very fresh, fine condition. An engraving from the Description de l'Egypte, one of the masterpieces of French printing and the birth of a new field: Egyptology. A gigantic survey of Egypt at the time of Bonaparte's conquests in 1798 and 1799, the work is divided into 13 volumes of engravings making up 892 plates, of which 72 colored, as well as presenting the splendors of the Egypt of the Pharaohs in 9 volumes. The other volumes discuss natural history and present a fascinating portrait of Coptic and Islamic Egypt as it was seen by Bonaparte's Eastern Armies. The 'Egyptian campaign', militarily a disaster, demonstrates, through the engravings of the Description d'Egypte, the scientific success it nonetheless became thanks to the 167 expert members of the Commission of the Sciences and Arts of the Institut d'Egypte [Egyptian Institute] who followed Napoleon's army. The Institut gathered together in Egypt the mathematician Monge, the chemist Berthollet, the naturalist Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire as well as numerous artists, engineers, architects and doctors. They were tasked with re-discovering modern and ancient Egypt and displaying its natural treasures as well as the know-how of its inhabitants. This edition, the so-called "Imperial" edition of the plates for the Description de l'Egypte was printed in four large formats, two of which were specially created for it and christened "Moyen-Egypte" and "Grand-Egypte". A special press was built to print it, the process extending over 20 years, from 1809 to 1829. The "Imperial" edition proved so popular that a second edition, this time in black and white and without the "Egypte ancienne et moderne" watermark - known as the "Royal Edition" - was published during the Restoration by the printing house of C.-L.-F. Panckoucke (Paris). The engravings of the Description d'Egypte owe a great deal to Baron Dominique-Vivant Denon, illustrator, diplomat, collector and later Director of the Musée Napoléon (the Louvre). His exploration of the South of Egypt gave Bonaparte the idea of sending the experts of the Institut there, thus creating a faithful and complete portrait of the area. This was the research gathered together from 1802 in the mammoth Description de L'Egypte. Denon embarked on this story of archeological exploration at the age of 51, reaching first Alexandria and then Cairo before exploring Upper Egypt. Along with the members of the Institut d'Egypte, the Natural History Museum's painter H.J. Redouté (brother of Pierre-Joseph Redouté, author of Roses), the mineralogist Dolomiue, and the draughtsman Joly, Denon then explored the Nile Delta and Lower Egypt. When, however, he joined the 21st Light Infantry Regiment as it marched across Upper Egypt in pursuit of the retreating Mameluks in November 1798, he found himself the only civilian. In the very midst of the battle itself, he reeled off sketches of the works of art that peppered his path right up to the threshold of the Sudan. He said that he had crossed "a country that is, apart from its name, entirely unknown to Europeans, and therefore everything was worth describing" (Voyages dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte pendant les campagnes de Bonaparte en 1798 et 1799, 1817). On his return to Cairo, the great general, spellbound by Denon's accounts and drawings ordered two commissions to be set up, led by the engineers Fourier and Costaz. They were tasked with the scientific study of the ancient remains in Upper Egypt; research that proved a significant contribution to the monumental Description d'Egypte, from which this plate is taken. ANCIENT EGYPTThese engravings therefore represent a unique body of material that contributed to Jean-François Champollion's deciphering of hieroglyphics, and which mark the beginning of the line of Mariette, Maspero and Carter, who would reshape the face of Ancient Egypt. They also started a craze that gave birth to the phenomenon of Egyptomania and the Orientalism of Delacroix, Fromentin, Marilhat, Decamps and Théophile Gautier. Financiers, politicians, merchants and all kinds of treasure-hunters made their way to the banks of the Nile in search of riches, following this rediscovery of Egypt. The originators of Egyptology, these plates were to have a hugely influential afterlife. NATURAL HISTORYThese engravings show the scientific genius of the French experts then working on the ground in Egypt, laying the foundations for its becoming a French colony. This colonizing project, which had been mooted since the reign of Louis XIV, was now accompanied - with Bonaparte's arrival - by an in-depth study of the country's fauna and flora thanks to the work of the most eminent naturalists, mineralogists, and entomologists of the day. The Description de l'Egypte shows all of this immense scientific undertaking through its engravings, which were done after drawings by members of the Academy of Science, including Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hillaire, Alire Raffenau-Delile and Henri-Joseph Redouté. In the words of Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, "We have gathered the material for the greatest work that a nation could hope to undertake. In mourning the fate of so many brave soldiers who - after so many glorious exploits - fell in Egypt, we shall be able to console ourselves that such precious works came into being." MODERN EGYPTThe genius of the experts of the Institut d'Egypte is revealed in the plates of the section known as "Modern Egypte". Architecture, industry, social organization, conditions of health, irrigation, music, and crafts, are all presented with exceptional precision and powers of description. The spirit of Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie runs through the work of the draughtsmen of the Description de L'Egypte, who accompanied the text volumes with numerous detailed plates, undertaking to produce a portrait of the local population that was imbued with both beauty and respect. Wealthy Pashas and simple artisan potters are sensitively represented here, going about their business in beautifully composed images that nonetheless do not fall into the traps of idealism or caricature. ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE (the "Cairo" plates) The set of engravings to which this plate belongs constitutes one of the first complete studies of the monuments of Islamic Egypt in Cairo, bringing together maps, sections and elevations of mosques, mausoleums and fortifications, from the Tulunid era in the 9th century up to the Mameluk constructions contemporaneous with the arrival of the Bonapartist troops. At the same time, the architects and engineers of the Institut d'Egypte also made a big series of plates dedicated to civilian housing and edifices in Cairo, including both grander and more modest constructions, providing a precious picture of life in Cairo at the end of the 19th century. BAB AL FOUTOUH Bab el-Foutouh, " The Conquest Gate" marks the northern limit of Fatimid old Cairo. Rebuilt in 1087, it is highly defensive in nature owing to the turbulent climate in 11th Century Cairo, which saw a number of popular uprisings. An imposing gate, it has two semicircular towers with low-slung arches made of heavy blocks of stone anchored within the ramparts. The sizeable passage through the gate (4.85m wide by 6.79m high) has a shallow dome. BAB EL NASR Bab el-Nasr, "The Victory Gate" is on the northern wall of the Fatimid fortress in Cairo. Its two enormous rectangular towers were rebuilt in 1087 after a long period of popular uprisings. On this highly attractive frontal image signed Protain, one can admire the sculpted shields in the corners of the gate and on the towers, symbolizing victory and protection against invaders. After taking Cairo, Napoleon named all the towers along the wall of the fortress after the officers assigned to guard them. Their names are still engraved on the upper parts of the walls of the gate. SULTAN HASSAN MOSQUEThe massive architectural complex constructed by Sultan Hassan at the foot of the citadel in Cairo was built in the ostentatious style so characteristic of Mameluk architecture. Completed in 1356, the Sultan Hassan Mosque has a monumental gate and a 57m high minaret. This group of buildings, comprising a mausoleum that was never put to use, was strategically built on the site of a square that saw the start of a number of popular uprisings. The mosque was heavily inspired by Iranian models. Philae This plate is taken from a set of engravings dedicated to the Temple of Isis on the island of Philae. The final bastion of the worship of the ancient Egyptian gods, the temple of Isis was the last pagan temple to be in use before it was closed in the 6th century A.D. under Justinian. Construction on the temple began under the Ptolemies, a period of growth for the Isis cult. Isis was the sister and wife of Osiris and mother to Horus. Kom Ombo (Ombos) The Kom Ombo site, 40 kilometers from Aswan, is home to one of the best preserved ancient Egyptian temples, dedicated to Sobek, a crocodile god and Haroeris, a form of Horus. Built in the Ptolemaic era, it was actually founded during the XVIIIth Dynasty. Its massive Composite capitals and highly accomplished reliefs are captured accurately by the draughtsmen of the Institut d'Egypte, Jollois, Balzac and Cécile. The dual aspect of its design, intended for worship of two different divine triads - those of Sobek and Haroeris - is reproduced in great detail by the architects and engineers of the Egyptian campaign through this set of prints, which preceded the first archeological digs in the building by Auguste Mariette in 1828.Edfu This plate is taken from a series of views of the great temple at Edfu and the various buildings in its cultic complex. The temple of Horus, a jewel of Ptolemaic architecture and exceptionally well-preserved, is made up of a majestic entry gate and a hypostyle chamber, which are both extensively documented thanks to the engravings by the experts of the Institut d'Egypte. Begun in 237 BC by Ptolemy III and completed 180 years later under Tiberius, it proved an extraordinary sight for the draughtsmen come to explore the left bank of the Nile.Esna and its environs The town of Esna (Esneh or Latopolis in Bonaparte's time), lies fifty kilometers to the south of Luxor. The experts from the Institut de l'Egypte documented their discovery of its temple, dedicated to Khnum, one of the gods of creation who worked with clay and had the head of a ram; he controlled the life-giving flooding of the Nile, the source of fertility. He was associated with Nebt-uu, the mistress of the countryside and Menhyt, a goddess with the head of a lion. This temple, partially rebuilt during the Ptolemaic era, was added to right up to the reign of Tiberius. The draughtsmen also produced a number of views of the neighboring temples, most notably the less well-preserved temple of Contra-Latopolis to the north of Esna.Thebes Medinet-Habu Close to Thebes and Luxor on the left bank of the Nile, the city of Medinet-Habu is home to one of the most attractive temples of New Kingdom period Egypt, the mortuary temple of Ramses III. This dates from the middle of the 12th century BC, and is based on the famous Ramesseum of his predecessor, which it surpasses in size. A funerary temple celebrating the Pharaoh, the experts of the Institut d'Egypte set about creating cross-sections, plans and elevations, and most especially capturing its numerous bas-reliefs. The architects and draughtsmen also focused on the Royal Palace and its internal peristyle within the 12-metre fortress that encircles the religious complex, including the Temple of Amon, located at the south-east of the site and begun in the reign of Hatshepsut at the end of the 15th Century BC. Memnonium The Memnonium, a name used by visitors to the Valley of the Kings from 1750 to 1850, refers to a set of three royal buildings constructed during the New Kingdom: the Ramesseum, the Temple of Amenhotep III and the Temple of Sethi I. The draughtsmen and architects of Bonaparte's Institut, sent out on expedition across Upper Egypt from 1799 documented Thebes and the Valley of the Kings, even attempting to reconstruct some of the buildings on the basis of descriptions by Classical authors. The tomb of Ozymandias (one of the numerous names of Ramses II), in a very poor state, thus became the subject of very thorough study and an attempt to fill in its missing bits on the basis of the writings of Diodurus Siculus. This Greek historian of the Augustine period stayed in the valley of the Nile from 60-57 BC and his visit to the tomb of Ramses II is recounted in his monumental Bibliotheca Historica (Book I, XLVII-XLIX).At the same time, the experts also made extremely detailed studies and views of the Colossi of Memnon, all that remains of a huge memorial temple to Amenhotep III built on the road to the necropolis in the Valley of the Kings. These colossi were located at the entrance to the temple in front of a preliminary pylon made of brick. These two statues represent King Amenhotep III framed to the right by the great Royal Consort Tiy and to the left by the Queen Mother Mutemwiya. Hypogea and Biban el Moluk This plate is taken from a series of engravings of the hypogea in the Valley of the Kings (Biban el Moluk) in Thebes. Some are in color to show the vivid hues of the sarcophaguses and mysterious murals whose secret had yet to be broken by Jean-François Champollion. The draughtsmen of the Institut, including the famous Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, sent by Napoleon to cover Upper Egypt in 1799, capture with élan the royal mummies and the artifacts that accompanied the dead in their journey to the netherworld: urns, furniture, weapons, idols and the mummies of numerous mammals and birds. Karnak This plate is from a set on the Great Temple at Karnak, built during the New Kingdom at the time of Ramses III. This enormous complex is divided into three parts and is dedicated to the Theban Triad of gods, Amun, Mut and Khonsu. Its sculptures, internal bas-reliefs and sunken reliefs on the external facades are intricately captured by the engineers of the Institut, while the architects worked out the complex groundplan of this edifice, which was divided into facades, colonnaded halls and sacral spaces reserved for the temple priests. The alley of the monumental sphinx which links the site to the Luxor site was also the subject of a plate by Lepère, an architect from the Institut who took part in the expedition across Upper Egypt. Dendera The experts executed views and drawings of the temples of Dendera (or Tentyra), a city in Upper Egypt 60km to the north of Luxor. They have captured, with an exceptional degree of graphic artistry, the thick, round nature of the sculpted reliefs of the great Temple of Hathor, built under the Ptolemies in the first half of the 1st century BC. They also produced interesting views of the neighboring temples as well as a selection of reliefs of the "Dendera Zodiac", a chapel dedicated to Osiris and located beneath the temple of Hathor. Its famous astronomical relief was discovered by the French General Desaix - stationed in Upper Egypt by Bonaparte from 1798 - and taken back to France in 1821 by Claude Lelorrain; it is now on display in the Louvre. Another astronomical and cosmological relief on the ceiling of the hypostyle hall of the Temple of Hathor is the subject of a magnificent plate by Jollois and Devilliers. This covers seven soffit coffers of the ceiling and is an immense allegorical image showing several levels of consciousness: that of cosmogony, the constellations and their effect on the Earth, the creation of Man, and the Nomes of Egypt, symbolized by 21 pairs of wings topped with the red crown of Lower Egypt and the white tiara of Upper Egypt. The Pyramids at Memphis The Giza Plateau, near Memphis, is home to three of the most famous Ancient Egyptian Pyramids, the tombs of Cheops, Khafre and Menkaure, Pharaohs of the 4th Dynasty (2620-2500 BC). The experts of the Institut, hurrying to Memphis, explored the plateau and made numerous views of these majestic pyramids, towering over inhabitants and mounted figures. They also made minutely detailed views of the epigraphs on the tombs adjacent to the pyramids, as well as views of the Sphinx of Gaza near the Pyramid of Khafre. Views of Alexandria A plate taken from a set of view of Alexandria as it was found by Napoleon's army in June 1798. Embarking in Toulon on the 14th May, his troops disembarked at Alexandria a month later and explored this port city before heading towards Cairo to take the capital. Imprimerie Impériale Paris 1809-1829 71x53cm une feuille

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        DESCRIPTION DE L'EGYPTE. Thèbes. Hypogées. Peintures dessinées d'après des enveloppes de momies, Détails d'une frange et d'une toile rayée, trouvées sur des momies. (ANTIQUITES, volume II, planche 59)

      Original, unshaved, full-page etching from the "Imperial edition" of the Description de l'Égypte, or 'Recueil des observations et recherches faites en Égypte pendant l'expédition française, publié par les ordres de Sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand [A Collection of the observations and research carried out in Egypt during the French expedition, published on the orders of his Majesty the Emperor Napoleon the Great]'. Produced between February 1802 and 1830 on the orders of Naopleon Bonaparte and published between 1809 and 1828, 1,000 copies were printed and distributed to institutions, on vergé paper with an 'Égypte ancienne et moderne' watermark, visible when held up to the light. Light marginal spotting not touching image, otherwise in very fresh, fine condition. An engraving from the Description de l'Egypte, one of the masterpieces of French printing and the birth of a new field: Egyptology. A gigantic survey of Egypt at the time of Bonaparte's conquests in 1798 and 1799, the work is divided into 13 volumes of engravings making up 892 plates, of which 72 colored, as well as presenting the splendors of the Egypt of the Pharaohs in 9 volumes. The other volumes discuss natural history and present a fascinating portrait of Coptic and Islamic Egypt as it was seen by Bonaparte's Eastern Armies. The 'Egyptian campaign', militarily a disaster, demonstrates, through the engravings of the Description d'Egypte, the scientific success it nonetheless became thanks to the 167 expert members of the Commission of the Sciences and Arts of the Institut d'Egypte [Egyptian Institute] who followed Napoleon's army. The Institut gathered together in Egypt the mathematician Monge, the chemist Berthollet, the naturalist Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire as well as numerous artists, engineers, architects and doctors. They were tasked with re-discovering modern and ancient Egypt and displaying its natural treasures as well as the know-how of its inhabitants. This edition, the so-called "Imperial" edition of the plates for the Description de l'Egypte was printed in four large formats, two of which were specially created for it and christened "Moyen-Egypte" and "Grand-Egypte". A special press was built to print it, the process extending over 20 years, from 1809 to 1829. The "Imperial" edition proved so popular that a second edition, this time in black and white and without the "Egypte ancienne et moderne" watermark - known as the "Royal Edition" - was published during the Restoration by the printing house of C.-L.-F. Panckoucke (Paris). The engravings of the Description d'Egypte owe a great deal to Baron Dominique-Vivant Denon, illustrator, diplomat, collector and later Director of the Musée Napoléon (the Louvre). His exploration of the South of Egypt gave Bonaparte the idea of sending the experts of the Institut there, thus creating a faithful and complete portrait of the area. This was the research gathered together from 1802 in the mammoth Description de L'Egypte. Denon embarked on this story of archeological exploration at the age of 51, reaching first Alexandria and then Cairo before exploring Upper Egypt. Along with the members of the Institut d'Egypte, the Natural History Museum's painter H.J. Redouté (brother of Pierre-Joseph Redouté, author of Roses), the mineralogist Dolomiue, and the draughtsman Joly, Denon then explored the Nile Delta and Lower Egypt. When, however, he joined the 21st Light Infantry Regiment as it marched across Upper Egypt in pursuit of the retreating Mameluks in November 1798, he found himself the only civilian. In the very midst of the battle itself, he reeled off sketches of the works of art that peppered his path right up to the threshold of the Sudan. He said that he had crossed "a country that is, apart from its name, entirely unknown to Europeans, and therefore everything was worth describing" (Voyages dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte pendant les campagnes de Bonaparte en 1798 et 1799, 1817). On his return to Cairo, the great general, spellbound by Denon's accounts and drawings ordered two commissions to be set up, led by the engineers Fourier and Costaz. They were tasked with the scientific study of the ancient remains in Upper Egypt; research that proved a significant contribution to the monumental Description d'Egypte, from which this plate is taken. ANCIENT EGYPTThese engravings therefore represent a unique body of material that contributed to Jean-François Champollion's deciphering of hieroglyphics, and which mark the beginning of the line of Mariette, Maspero and Carter, who would reshape the face of Ancient Egypt. They also started a craze that gave birth to the phenomenon of Egyptomania and the Orientalism of Delacroix, Fromentin, Marilhat, Decamps and Théophile Gautier. Financiers, politicians, merchants and all kinds of treasure-hunters made their way to the banks of the Nile in search of riches, following this rediscovery of Egypt. The originators of Egyptology, these plates were to have a hugely influential afterlife. NATURAL HISTORYThese engravings show the scientific genius of the French experts then working on the ground in Egypt, laying the foundations for its becoming a French colony. This colonizing project, which had been mooted since the reign of Louis XIV, was now accompanied - with Bonaparte's arrival - by an in-depth study of the country's fauna and flora thanks to the work of the most eminent naturalists, mineralogists, and entomologists of the day. The Description de l'Egypte shows all of this immense scientific undertaking through its engravings, which were done after drawings by members of the Academy of Science, including Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hillaire, Alire Raffenau-Delile and Henri-Joseph Redouté. In the words of Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, "We have gathered the material for the greatest work that a nation could hope to undertake. In mourning the fate of so many brave soldiers who - after so many glorious exploits - fell in Egypt, we shall be able to console ourselves that such precious works came into being." MODERN EGYPTThe genius of the experts of the Institut d'Egypte is revealed in the plates of the section known as "Modern Egypte". Architecture, industry, social organization, conditions of health, irrigation, music, and crafts, are all presented with exceptional precision and powers of description. The spirit of Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie runs through the work of the draughtsmen of the Description de L'Egypte, who accompanied the text volumes with numerous detailed plates, undertaking to produce a portrait of the local population that was imbued with both beauty and respect. Wealthy Pashas and simple artisan potters are sensitively represented here, going about their business in beautifully composed images that nonetheless do not fall into the traps of idealism or caricature. ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE (the "Cairo" plates) The set of engravings to which this plate belongs constitutes one of the first complete studies of the monuments of Islamic Egypt in Cairo, bringing together maps, sections and elevations of mosques, mausoleums and fortifications, from the Tulunid era in the 9th century up to the Mameluk constructions contemporaneous with the arrival of the Bonapartist troops. At the same time, the architects and engineers of the Institut d'Egypte also made a big series of plates dedicated to civilian housing and edifices in Cairo, including both grander and more modest constructions, providing a precious picture of life in Cairo at the end of the 19th century. BAB AL FOUTOUH Bab el-Foutouh, " The Conquest Gate" marks the northern limit of Fatimid old Cairo. Rebuilt in 1087, it is highly defensive in nature owing to the turbulent climate in 11th Century Cairo, which saw a number of popular uprisings. An imposing gate, it has two semicircular towers with low-slung arches made of heavy blocks of stone anchored within the ramparts. The sizeable passage through the gate (4.85m wide by 6.79m high) has a shallow dome. BAB EL NASR Bab el-Nasr, "The Victory Gate" is on the northern wall of the Fatimid fortress in Cairo. Its two enormous rectangular towers were rebuilt in 1087 after a long period of popular uprisings. On this highly attractive frontal image signed Protain, one can admire the sculpted shields in the corners of the gate and on the towers, symbolizing victory and protection against invaders. After taking Cairo, Napoleon named all the towers along the wall of the fortress after the officers assigned to guard them. Their names are still engraved on the upper parts of the walls of the gate. SULTAN HASSAN MOSQUEThe massive architectural complex constructed by Sultan Hassan at the foot of the citadel in Cairo was built in the ostentatious style so characteristic of Mameluk architecture. Completed in 1356, the Sultan Hassan Mosque has a monumental gate and a 57m high minaret. This group of buildings, comprising a mausoleum that was never put to use, was strategically built on the site of a square that saw the start of a number of popular uprisings. The mosque was heavily inspired by Iranian models. Philae This plate is taken from a set of engravings dedicated to the Temple of Isis on the island of Philae. The final bastion of the worship of the ancient Egyptian gods, the temple of Isis was the last pagan temple to be in use before it was closed in the 6th century A.D. under Justinian. Construction on the temple began under the Ptolemies, a period of growth for the Isis cult. Isis was the sister and wife of Osiris and mother to Horus. Kom Ombo (Ombos) The Kom Ombo site, 40 kilometers from Aswan, is home to one of the best preserved ancient Egyptian temples, dedicated to Sobek, a crocodile god and Haroeris, a form of Horus. Built in the Ptolemaic era, it was actually founded during the XVIIIth Dynasty. Its massive Composite capitals and highly accomplished reliefs are captured accurately by the draughtsmen of the Institut d'Egypte, Jollois, Balzac and Cécile. The dual aspect of its design, intended for worship of two different divine triads - those of Sobek and Haroeris - is reproduced in great detail by the architects and engineers of the Egyptian campaign through this set of prints, which preceded the first archeological digs in the building by Auguste Mariette in 1828.Edfu This plate is taken from a series of views of the great temple at Edfu and the various buildings in its cultic complex. The temple of Horus, a jewel of Ptolemaic architecture and exceptionally well-preserved, is made up of a majestic entry gate and a hypostyle chamber, which are both extensively documented thanks to the engravings by the experts of the Institut d'Egypte. Begun in 237 BC by Ptolemy III and completed 180 years later under Tiberius, it proved an extraordinary sight for the draughtsmen come to explore the left bank of the Nile.Esna and its environs The town of Esna (Esneh or Latopolis in Bonaparte's time), lies fifty kilometers to the south of Luxor. The experts from the Institut de l'Egypte documented their discovery of its temple, dedicated to Khnum, one of the gods of creation who worked with clay and had the head of a ram; he controlled the life-giving flooding of the Nile, the source of fertility. He was associated with Nebt-uu, the mistress of the countryside and Menhyt, a goddess with the head of a lion. This temple, partially rebuilt during the Ptolemaic era, was added to right up to the reign of Tiberius. The draughtsmen also produced a number of views of the neighboring temples, most notably the less well-preserved temple of Contra-Latopolis to the north of Esna.Thebes Medinet-Habu Close to Thebes and Luxor on the left bank of the Nile, the city of Medinet-Habu is home to one of the most attractive temples of New Kingdom period Egypt, the mortuary temple of Ramses III. This dates from the middle of the 12th century BC, and is based on the famous Ramesseum of his predecessor, which it surpasses in size. A funerary temple celebrating the Pharaoh, the experts of the Institut d'Egypte set about creating cross-sections, plans and elevations, and most especially capturing its numerous bas-reliefs. The architects and draughtsmen also focused on the Royal Palace and its internal peristyle within the 12-metre fortress that encircles the religious complex, including the Temple of Amon, located at the south-east of the site and begun in the reign of Hatshepsut at the end of the 15th Century BC. Memnonium The Memnonium, a name used by visitors to the Valley of the Kings from 1750 to 1850, refers to a set of three royal buildings constructed during the New Kingdom: the Ramesseum, the Temple of Amenhotep III and the Temple of Sethi I. The draughtsmen and architects of Bonaparte's Institut, sent out on expedition across Upper Egypt from 1799 documented Thebes and the Valley of the Kings, even attempting to reconstruct some of the buildings on the basis of descriptions by Classical authors. The tomb of Ozymandias (one of the numerous names of Ramses II), in a very poor state, thus became the subject of very thorough study and an attempt to fill in its missing bits on the basis of the writings of Diodurus Siculus. This Greek historian of the Augustine period stayed in the valley of the Nile from 60-57 BC and his visit to the tomb of Ramses II is recounted in his monumental Bibliotheca Historica (Book I, XLVII-XLIX).At the same time, the experts also made extremely detailed studies and views of the Colossi of Memnon, all that remains of a huge memorial temple to Amenhotep III built on the road to the necropolis in the Valley of the Kings. These colossi were located at the entrance to the temple in front of a preliminary pylon made of brick. These two statues represent King Amenhotep III framed to the right by the great Royal Consort Tiy and to the left by the Queen Mother Mutemwiya. Hypogea and Biban el Moluk This plate is taken from a series of engravings of the hypogea in the Valley of the Kings (Biban el Moluk) in Thebes. Some are in color to show the vivid hues of the sarcophaguses and mysterious murals whose secret had yet to be broken by Jean-François Champollion. The draughtsmen of the Institut, including the famous Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, sent by Napoleon to cover Upper Egypt in 1799, capture with élan the royal mummies and the artifacts that accompanied the dead in their journey to the netherworld: urns, furniture, weapons, idols and the mummies of numerous mammals and birds. Karnak This plate is from a set on the Great Temple at Karnak, built during the New Kingdom at the time of Ramses III. This enormous complex is divided into three parts and is dedicated to the Theban Triad of gods, Amun, Mut and Khonsu. Its sculptures, internal bas-reliefs and sunken reliefs on the external facades are intricately captured by the engineers of the Institut, while the architects worked out the complex groundplan of this edifice, which was divided into facades, colonnaded halls and sacral spaces reserved for the temple priests. The alley of the monumental sphinx which links the site to the Luxor site was also the subject of a plate by Lepère, an architect from the Institut who took part in the expedition across Upper Egypt. Dendera The experts executed views and drawings of the temples of Dendera (or Tentyra), a city in Upper Egypt 60km to the north of Luxor. They have captured, with an exceptional degree of graphic artistry, the thick, round nature of the sculpted reliefs of the great Temple of Hathor, built under the Ptolemies in the first half of the 1st century BC. They also produced interesting views of the neighboring temples as well as a selection of reliefs of the "Dendera Zodiac", a chapel dedicated to Osiris and located beneath the temple of Hathor. Its famous astronomical relief was discovered by the French General Desaix - stationed in Upper Egypt by Bonaparte from 1798 - and taken back to France in 1821 by Claude Lelorrain; it is now on display in the Louvre. Another astronomical and cosmological relief on the ceiling of the hypostyle hall of the Temple of Hathor is the subject of a magnificent plate by Jollois and Devilliers. This covers seven soffit coffers of the ceiling and is an immense allegorical image showing several levels of consciousness: that of cosmogony, the constellations and their effect on the Earth, the creation of Man, and the Nomes of Egypt, symbolized by 21 pairs of wings topped with the red crown of Lower Egypt and the white tiara of Upper Egypt. The Pyramids at Memphis The Giza Plateau, near Memphis, is home to three of the most famous Ancient Egyptian Pyramids, the tombs of Cheops, Khafre and Menkaure, Pharaohs of the 4th Dynasty (2620-2500 BC). The experts of the Institut, hurrying to Memphis, explored the plateau and made numerous views of these majestic pyramids, towering over inhabitants and mounted figures. They also made minutely detailed views of the epigraphs on the tombs adjacent to the pyramids, as well as views of the Sphinx of Gaza near the Pyramid of Khafre. Views of Alexandria A plate taken from a set of view of Alexandria as it was found by Napoleon's army in June 1798. Embarking in Toulon on the 14th May, his troops disembarked at Alexandria a month later and explored this port city before heading towards Cairo to take the capital. Imprimerie Impériale Paris 1809-1829 71x53,5cm une feuille

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        DESCRIPTION DE L'EGYPTE. Thèbes. Bybân el Molouk. Peintures du cinquième tombeau des rois à l'est, Bas-relief de l'entrée du même tombeau. (ANTIQUITES, volume II, planche 87)

      Original, unshaved, full-page etching from the "Imperial edition" of the Description de l'Égypte, or 'Recueil des observations et recherches faites en Égypte pendant l'expédition française, publié par les ordres de Sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand [A Collection of the observations and research carried out in Egypt during the French expedition, published on the orders of his Majesty the Emperor Napoleon the Great]'. Produced between February 1802 and 1830 on the orders of Naopleon Bonaparte and published between 1809 and 1828, 1,000 copies were printed and distributed to institutions, on vergé paper with an 'Égypte ancienne et moderne' watermark, visible when held up to the light. Light marginal spotting not touching image, otherwise in very fresh, fine condition. An engraving from the Description de l'Egypte, one of the masterpieces of French printing and the birth of a new field: Egyptology. A gigantic survey of Egypt at the time of Bonaparte's conquests in 1798 and 1799, the work is divided into 13 volumes of engravings making up 892 plates, of which 72 colored, as well as presenting the splendors of the Egypt of the Pharaohs in 9 volumes. The other volumes discuss natural history and present a fascinating portrait of Coptic and Islamic Egypt as it was seen by Bonaparte's Eastern Armies. The 'Egyptian campaign', militarily a disaster, demonstrates, through the engravings of the Description d'Egypte, the scientific success it nonetheless became thanks to the 167 expert members of the Commission of the Sciences and Arts of the Institut d'Egypte [Egyptian Institute] who followed Napoleon's army. The Institut gathered together in Egypt the mathematician Monge, the chemist Berthollet, the naturalist Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire as well as numerous artists, engineers, architects and doctors. They were tasked with re-discovering modern and ancient Egypt and displaying its natural treasures as well as the know-how of its inhabitants. This edition, the so-called "Imperial" edition of the plates for the Description de l'Egypte was printed in four large formats, two of which were specially created for it and christened "Moyen-Egypte" and "Grand-Egypte". A special press was built to print it, the process extending over 20 years, from 1809 to 1829. The "Imperial" edition proved so popular that a second edition, this time in black and white and without the "Egypte ancienne et moderne" watermark - known as the "Royal Edition" - was published during the Restoration by the printing house of C.-L.-F. Panckoucke (Paris). The engravings of the Description d'Egypte owe a great deal to Baron Dominique-Vivant Denon, illustrator, diplomat, collector and later Director of the Musée Napoléon (the Louvre). His exploration of the South of Egypt gave Bonaparte the idea of sending the experts of the Institut there, thus creating a faithful and complete portrait of the area. This was the research gathered together from 1802 in the mammoth Description de L'Egypte. Denon embarked on this story of archeological exploration at the age of 51, reaching first Alexandria and then Cairo before exploring Upper Egypt. Along with the members of the Institut d'Egypte, the Natural History Museum's painter H.J. Redouté (brother of Pierre-Joseph Redouté, author of Roses), the mineralogist Dolomiue, and the draughtsman Joly, Denon then explored the Nile Delta and Lower Egypt. When, however, he joined the 21st Light Infantry Regiment as it marched across Upper Egypt in pursuit of the retreating Mameluks in November 1798, he found himself the only civilian. In the very midst of the battle itself, he reeled off sketches of the works of art that peppered his path right up to the threshold of the Sudan. He said that he had crossed "a country that is, apart from its name, entirely unknown to Europeans, and therefore everything was worth describing" (Voyages dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte pendant les campagnes de Bonaparte en 1798 et 1799, 1817). On his return to Cairo, the great general, spellbound by Denon's accounts and drawings ordered two commissions to be set up, led by the engineers Fourier and Costaz. They were tasked with the scientific study of the ancient remains in Upper Egypt; research that proved a significant contribution to the monumental Description d'Egypte, from which this plate is taken. ANCIENT EGYPTThese engravings therefore represent a unique body of material that contributed to Jean-François Champollion's deciphering of hieroglyphics, and which mark the beginning of the line of Mariette, Maspero and Carter, who would reshape the face of Ancient Egypt. They also started a craze that gave birth to the phenomenon of Egyptomania and the Orientalism of Delacroix, Fromentin, Marilhat, Decamps and Théophile Gautier. Financiers, politicians, merchants and all kinds of treasure-hunters made their way to the banks of the Nile in search of riches, following this rediscovery of Egypt. The originators of Egyptology, these plates were to have a hugely influential afterlife. NATURAL HISTORYThese engravings show the scientific genius of the French experts then working on the ground in Egypt, laying the foundations for its becoming a French colony. This colonizing project, which had been mooted since the reign of Louis XIV, was now accompanied - with Bonaparte's arrival - by an in-depth study of the country's fauna and flora thanks to the work of the most eminent naturalists, mineralogists, and entomologists of the day. The Description de l'Egypte shows all of this immense scientific undertaking through its engravings, which were done after drawings by members of the Academy of Science, including Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hillaire, Alire Raffenau-Delile and Henri-Joseph Redouté. In the words of Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, "We have gathered the material for the greatest work that a nation could hope to undertake. In mourning the fate of so many brave soldiers who - after so many glorious exploits - fell in Egypt, we shall be able to console ourselves that such precious works came into being." MODERN EGYPTThe genius of the experts of the Institut d'Egypte is revealed in the plates of the section known as "Modern Egypte". Architecture, industry, social organization, conditions of health, irrigation, music, and crafts, are all presented with exceptional precision and powers of description. The spirit of Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie runs through the work of the draughtsmen of the Description de L'Egypte, who accompanied the text volumes with numerous detailed plates, undertaking to produce a portrait of the local population that was imbued with both beauty and respect. Wealthy Pashas and simple artisan potters are sensitively represented here, going about their business in beautifully composed images that nonetheless do not fall into the traps of idealism or caricature. ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE (the "Cairo" plates) The set of engravings to which this plate belongs constitutes one of the first complete studies of the monuments of Islamic Egypt in Cairo, bringing together maps, sections and elevations of mosques, mausoleums and fortifications, from the Tulunid era in the 9th century up to the Mameluk constructions contemporaneous with the arrival of the Bonapartist troops. At the same time, the architects and engineers of the Institut d'Egypte also made a big series of plates dedicated to civilian housing and edifices in Cairo, including both grander and more modest constructions, providing a precious picture of life in Cairo at the end of the 19th century. BAB AL FOUTOUH Bab el-Foutouh, " The Conquest Gate" marks the northern limit of Fatimid old Cairo. Rebuilt in 1087, it is highly defensive in nature owing to the turbulent climate in 11th Century Cairo, which saw a number of popular uprisings. An imposing gate, it has two semicircular towers with low-slung arches made of heavy blocks of stone anchored within the ramparts. The sizeable passage through the gate (4.85m wide by 6.79m high) has a shallow dome. BAB EL NASR Bab el-Nasr, "The Victory Gate" is on the northern wall of the Fatimid fortress in Cairo. Its two enormous rectangular towers were rebuilt in 1087 after a long period of popular uprisings. On this highly attractive frontal image signed Protain, one can admire the sculpted shields in the corners of the gate and on the towers, symbolizing victory and protection against invaders. After taking Cairo, Napoleon named all the towers along the wall of the fortress after the officers assigned to guard them. Their names are still engraved on the upper parts of the walls of the gate. SULTAN HASSAN MOSQUEThe massive architectural complex constructed by Sultan Hassan at the foot of the citadel in Cairo was built in the ostentatious style so characteristic of Mameluk architecture. Completed in 1356, the Sultan Hassan Mosque has a monumental gate and a 57m high minaret. This group of buildings, comprising a mausoleum that was never put to use, was strategically built on the site of a square that saw the start of a number of popular uprisings. The mosque was heavily inspired by Iranian models. Philae This plate is taken from a set of engravings dedicated to the Temple of Isis on the island of Philae. The final bastion of the worship of the ancient Egyptian gods, the temple of Isis was the last pagan temple to be in use before it was closed in the 6th century A.D. under Justinian. Construction on the temple began under the Ptolemies, a period of growth for the Isis cult. Isis was the sister and wife of Osiris and mother to Horus. Kom Ombo (Ombos) The Kom Ombo site, 40 kilometers from Aswan, is home to one of the best preserved ancient Egyptian temples, dedicated to Sobek, a crocodile god and Haroeris, a form of Horus. Built in the Ptolemaic era, it was actually founded during the XVIIIth Dynasty. Its massive Composite capitals and highly accomplished reliefs are captured accurately by the draughtsmen of the Institut d'Egypte, Jollois, Balzac and Cécile. The dual aspect of its design, intended for worship of two different divine triads - those of Sobek and Haroeris - is reproduced in great detail by the architects and engineers of the Egyptian campaign through this set of prints, which preceded the first archeological digs in the building by Auguste Mariette in 1828.Edfu This plate is taken from a series of views of the great temple at Edfu and the various buildings in its cultic complex. The temple of Horus, a jewel of Ptolemaic architecture and exceptionally well-preserved, is made up of a majestic entry gate and a hypostyle chamber, which are both extensively documented thanks to the engravings by the experts of the Institut d'Egypte. Begun in 237 BC by Ptolemy III and completed 180 years later under Tiberius, it proved an extraordinary sight for the draughtsmen come to explore the left bank of the Nile.Esna and its environs The town of Esna (Esneh or Latopolis in Bonaparte's time), lies fifty kilometers to the south of Luxor. The experts from the Institut de l'Egypte documented their discovery of its temple, dedicated to Khnum, one of the gods of creation who worked with clay and had the head of a ram; he controlled the life-giving flooding of the Nile, the source of fertility. He was associated with Nebt-uu, the mistress of the countryside and Menhyt, a goddess with the head of a lion. This temple, partially rebuilt during the Ptolemaic era, was added to right up to the reign of Tiberius. The draughtsmen also produced a number of views of the neighboring temples, most notably the less well-preserved temple of Contra-Latopolis to the north of Esna.Thebes Medinet-Habu Close to Thebes and Luxor on the left bank of the Nile, the city of Medinet-Habu is home to one of the most attractive temples of New Kingdom period Egypt, the mortuary temple of Ramses III. This dates from the middle of the 12th century BC, and is based on the famous Ramesseum of his predecessor, which it surpasses in size. A funerary temple celebrating the Pharaoh, the experts of the Institut d'Egypte set about creating cross-sections, plans and elevations, and most especially capturing its numerous bas-reliefs. The architects and draughtsmen also focused on the Royal Palace and its internal peristyle within the 12-metre fortress that encircles the religious complex, including the Temple of Amon, located at the south-east of the site and begun in the reign of Hatshepsut at the end of the 15th Century BC. Memnonium The Memnonium, a name used by visitors to the Valley of the Kings from 1750 to 1850, refers to a set of three royal buildings constructed during the New Kingdom: the Ramesseum, the Temple of Amenhotep III and the Temple of Sethi I. The draughtsmen and architects of Bonaparte's Institut, sent out on expedition across Upper Egypt from 1799 documented Thebes and the Valley of the Kings, even attempting to reconstruct some of the buildings on the basis of descriptions by Classical authors. The tomb of Ozymandias (one of the numerous names of Ramses II), in a very poor state, thus became the subject of very thorough study and an attempt to fill in its missing bits on the basis of the writings of Diodurus Siculus. This Greek historian of the Augustine period stayed in the valley of the Nile from 60-57 BC and his visit to the tomb of Ramses II is recounted in his monumental Bibliotheca Historica (Book I, XLVII-XLIX).At the same time, the experts also made extremely detailed studies and views of the Colossi of Memnon, all that remains of a huge memorial temple to Amenhotep III built on the road to the necropolis in the Valley of the Kings. These colossi were located at the entrance to the temple in front of a preliminary pylon made of brick. These two statues represent King Amenhotep III framed to the right by the great Royal Consort Tiy and to the left by the Queen Mother Mutemwiya. Hypogea and Biban el Moluk This plate is taken from a series of engravings of the hypogea in the Valley of the Kings (Biban el Moluk) in Thebes. Some are in color to show the vivid hues of the sarcophaguses and mysterious murals whose secret had yet to be broken by Jean-François Champollion. The draughtsmen of the Institut, including the famous Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, sent by Napoleon to cover Upper Egypt in 1799, capture with élan the royal mummies and the artifacts that accompanied the dead in their journey to the netherworld: urns, furniture, weapons, idols and the mummies of numerous mammals and birds. Karnak This plate is from a set on the Great Temple at Karnak, built during the New Kingdom at the time of Ramses III. This enormous complex is divided into three parts and is dedicated to the Theban Triad of gods, Amun, Mut and Khonsu. Its sculptures, internal bas-reliefs and sunken reliefs on the external facades are intricately captured by the engineers of the Institut, while the architects worked out the complex groundplan of this edifice, which was divided into facades, colonnaded halls and sacral spaces reserved for the temple priests. The alley of the monumental sphinx which links the site to the Luxor site was also the subject of a plate by Lepère, an architect from the Institut who took part in the expedition across Upper Egypt. Dendera The experts executed views and drawings of the temples of Dendera (or Tentyra), a city in Upper Egypt 60km to the north of Luxor. They have captured, with an exceptional degree of graphic artistry, the thick, round nature of the sculpted reliefs of the great Temple of Hathor, built under the Ptolemies in the first half of the 1st century BC. They also produced interesting views of the neighboring temples as well as a selection of reliefs of the "Dendera Zodiac", a chapel dedicated to Osiris and located beneath the temple of Hathor. Its famous astronomical relief was discovered by the French General Desaix - stationed in Upper Egypt by Bonaparte from 1798 - and taken back to France in 1821 by Claude Lelorrain; it is now on display in the Louvre. Another astronomical and cosmological relief on the ceiling of the hypostyle hall of the Temple of Hathor is the subject of a magnificent plate by Jollois and Devilliers. This covers seven soffit coffers of the ceiling and is an immense allegorical image showing several levels of consciousness: that of cosmogony, the constellations and their effect on the Earth, the creation of Man, and the Nomes of Egypt, symbolized by 21 pairs of wings topped with the red crown of Lower Egypt and the white tiara of Upper Egypt. The Pyramids at Memphis The Giza Plateau, near Memphis, is home to three of the most famous Ancient Egyptian Pyramids, the tombs of Cheops, Khafre and Menkaure, Pharaohs of the 4th Dynasty (2620-2500 BC). The experts of the Institut, hurrying to Memphis, explored the plateau and made numerous views of these majestic pyramids, towering over inhabitants and mounted figures. They also made minutely detailed views of the epigraphs on the tombs adjacent to the pyramids, as well as views of the Sphinx of Gaza near the Pyramid of Khafre. Views of Alexandria A plate taken from a set of view of Alexandria as it was found by Napoleon's army in June 1798. Embarking in Toulon on the 14th May, his troops disembarked at Alexandria a month later and explored this port city before heading towards Cairo to take the capital. Imprimerie Impériale Paris 1809-1829 71x53,5cm une feuille

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