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        The state papers and letters of Sir Ralph Sadler . / edited by Arthur Clifford, Esq. in two volumes. To which is added, A memoir of the life of Sir Ralph Sadler, with historical notes, by Walter Scott, Esq. - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      Edinburgh : Archibald Constable and Co. ; London : T. Cadell and W. Davies [etc.] 1809 - Physical desc.: 2 v., [5] leaves of plates : ill., 2 frontispiece ports., facsimile signatures ; 28 cm. (4to). Notes: With frontispiece portraits of Thomas Cromwell and Mary Queen of Scots, 1 plate of monument of Sir Ralph Sadleir and 4 plates at the end of vol.2 with facsimiles of signatures. Subject: England - Foreign relations - Scotland. Scotland - Foreign relations - England. Scotland - History - James VI, 1567-1625. Scotland - History - Mary Stuart, 1542-1567. Referenced by: T/B, 41Aa. Referenced by: NCBEL, 678. Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 6 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - 1809. Paris, Renouard. 3 vol. in-16. Vol.I: X pp.: fx-t., portrait de Demoustier, titre, 3 ff. d'avertissement; p. 1 à 14 (notice sur Demoustier), p. 15 à 16 (avertissement), p. 17 à 127: première partie; (2 ff.: fx-t., titre), p. 1 à 120: deuxième partie; + 12 figures. Vol.II: (2 ff.: fx-t., titre), 96 pp. pour la troisième partie; fx-t., titre, p. 5 à 105 pour la quatrième partie; + 12 figures. Vol.III: (2 ff.: fx-t., titre), 112 pp. pour la cinquième partie; fx-t., titre, p. 5 à 150 pour la sixième partie; + 12 figures. Veau fauve raciné, plats encadrés d'un filet et d'une guirlande de feuilles de vigne et de pampres dorés, dos lisse orné de faux-nerfs et de semis de petites étoiles dorées, pièces de maroquin rouge, bordure intérieure guillochée, filet sur les coupes, tranches dorées, intérieur marbré. (Reliure de l'époque). Cohen 283-5. Quérard II, 474. Premier tirage. Un portrait par Ducreux, gravé par Gaucher et 36 figures de Moreau. Charmant exemplaire, joliment relié. (Coulet et Faure, Paris). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Astronomy. Explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles

      Philadelphia, Mathew Carey. 1809, 1809. Second American edition. 8vo. 533pp + index. Bound in contemporary full watered calf with red title label, some light wear and scuffing to extremities, three inch closed slice to upper right quadrant of rear board. Tiny library label to front pastedown and small ink stamp to verso of flyleaf otherwise internally clean and bright. One large folding plate of Ferguson's Orrery, and numerous astronomical tables. An attractive copy in a solid and handsome old binding.

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        Complete Collection of State Trials, And Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors, From the Earliest Period to the Present Time [title varies]. Thirty Four Volumes [complete]

      London: R. Bagshaw [imprint varies], 1809-28. Contemporary 3/4 crimson morocco, somewhat rubbed and chafed, marbled edges, endpapers, and pastedowns, a very good set Still the received edition, from Becket's trial in the 12th century to Thistlewood's in 1820, in Holdsworth's words "an invaluable collection of nearly all the important criminal trials and constitutional cases . . . bearing upon public law

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        The Poetical Magazine. Volumes One through Four

      London: R. Ackermann, 1809-11 - "Quite the most original and prosperous of poetry journals at the beginning of the 19th century" (Graham), The Poetical magazine is an important color plate work notable for the first appearance of the famous Doctor Syntax: The Schoolmaster's Tour ran through all four volumes of the publication and was subsequently reprinted in book form. Abbey notes that the poem "was composed by William Combe from the drawings of Rowlandson, and not, as would be expected, vice versa." A fine copy (ROWLANDSON, THOMAS) First edition. 4 vols., 8vo. With 4 engraved titles & 52 plates (50 in hand colored aquatint). Bound in three quarter blue morocco, a.e.g., by Root & Son. Abbey, Life, 214; Graham, p. 368; Prideaux, pp. 128, 131; Tooley 421; Lowndes III, 1901 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      R. Ackerman's Repository of Arts 1809-1811, London - Vol. 1- 404 + 4 pages. Vol. 2- 372 + 3 pages. Vol. 3- 364 + 4 pages. Vol. 4- 342 + 3 pages. 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. Tan calf binding, 5 raised bands, gilt lettering on spine, marbled papers, edges of text block gilt, several hand colored engravings in each volume, engraved title pages. Condition of each volume is FAIR: heavy overall wear to covers and spines, some covers detached or almost detached, spines dry and flaking- some leather labels missing, some pieces of spines missing, light spotty soiling to covers, spines darkened, pages clean- illustrations bright and clean, bindings sound, large bookplate of Thomas J. Barratt on inside of each front cover. NOTE: this is the first appearance of Combe's Tour of Dr. Syntax and the Rowlandson illustrations. Some of the Rowlandson illustrations appear only in this state in these volumes, in addition there are a few other hand colored illustrations in each volume not related to Syntax. Poetry, RGR. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andre Strong Bookseller]
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        Dictionnaire des graveurs anciens et modernes, Depuis l'origine de la gravure... Precedee d'une Notice hiostorique sur l'Art de la Gravure, par P. P. Choffard ... 2 Bde. in 1 Bd.

      Paris, J. J. Blaise 1809.. 8°. XIII, 347; 306 S. Mit 2 gest. Frontispices, 57 gest. Tafeln und 5 Textabb. Lederbd. d.Z. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, goldgepr. Deckel- und Stehkantenfileten sowie marmoriertem Schnitt (Ecken bestossen, unteres Kapital mit kleinem Einriss, berieben)., fester Einband. 1 Bl. mit Eckabriss, stellenweise etwas stockfleckig, Bll. teils mit Knickspur. - Brunet I, 686. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

      [Bookseller: Buch + Kunst + hommagerie Sabine Koitka]
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        Das Sconigr. Sachsen mit den Kurfurstlich und Herzoglich Saechsischen Laendern

      1809 - Das Sconigr. Sachsen mit den Kurfurstlich und Herzoglich Saechsischen Laendern Detailed map of region of eastern Germany published by the Nuremberg firm Schneider and Weigel in 1809. Shows the cities of Berlin (at the north), Dresden, Leipzig and Madgeburg. Also includes the region of Bohemia with the city of Prague (Prag) in the south. Christoph Weigel was a German goldsmith, printer, and engraver based in Nuremburg. Weigel apprenticed in engraving in the publishing center of Augsburg after which he held various positions in Vienna and Frankfurt. Eventually Weigel moved Nuremburg and established his own firm. Following Weigel's passing in 1725, control of the firm passed to his widow, who published a number of Weigel's maps and atlases posthumously. The widow Weigel eventually ceded control of the firm to her son, Johann Christoph Weigel the younger who partnered with Schneider to publish as Schneider-Weigel. The Schneider-Weigel firm continued to publish until the early 19th century. SCHNEIDER/WEIGEL Nuremberg, 1809 Original outline color 533 x 743 mm Very faint foxing throughout; paper appears to have been trimmed.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Essai sur le principe de population,ou exposé des effets passés et présens. Traduit de l'Anglois

      A Paris, chez J.J.Paschoud, Libraire., à Genève chez le même libraire, 1809 - "8vo ; drei Bände ; XIV, 424 S., (6) table, errata, advertisement; (4), 395 S., (3) errata, table; (4), 389 S., (3) errata, table; Halbleder der Zeit mit dekorativen Einbanddecken, marmorierter Schnitt und marmorierte Vorsätze, Exlibris auf Deckel verso, Exlibris-Stempel auf jedem Titelblatt, Rücken teils blind geprägt und teils vergoldet, goldgeprägte Rückentitel, nur minimal berieben und bestoßen, innen sauber und frisch, sehr attraktives Exemplar.Erste französische Übersetzung eines der einflussreichsten Werke in der Geschichte des ökonomischen Denkens. Malthus war nicht der erste, der über Bevölkerungswachstum schrieb. Er war jedoch der erste, der die Risiken und die notwendigen Maßnahmen umfassend darstellte. Er stellte die These auf, dass sich die Bevölkerung, wenn man sie unkontrolliert wachsen lässt, in geometrischen Schritten entwickelt, während die Versorgung mit Nahrungsmitteln nur in arithmetischen Schritten aufgebaut werden kann. Um die daraus folgende Armut und Hungersnot zu vermeiden, spricht er sich dafür aus, das Bevölkerungswachstum zu kontrollieren.First French edition of one of the most influential works in the history of economic thought. Malthus was not the only one to write about population growth. But he was the first who systematically and drastically analysed the risks and necessary measures. He laid down the principle that populations increase in geometrical ratio, but that subsistence increases only in arithmetical ratio. He argued that a stage would be reached where increases of population must be limited, and advocates checks on population increase in order to reduce poverty and misery.Three volumes bound in contemp. half calf over nicely decorated boards, spines blind-stamped and gilt, gilt lettering to spine, marbled edges and marbled endpapers, ex-libris front cover verso, stamped ex-libris on titles, minimal rubbing and bumping, clean and crisp, a very attractive set.Kress B 5591, Sauer 1705, Coquelin et Guillaumin S. 128" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dieter Stecher]
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        An Academy for Grown Horsemen - with the Annals of Horsemanship

      London: Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe. Near Fine. 1809. Hardcover. One 5cm and one 10cm chip to top and bottom of spine. ; Hand written note laid in (initials, W. W. ) states: Academy for Grown Horsemen - twenty nine plates designed by Bunbury and etched by Rowlandson (as called for in the Directions to the Binder) . . . The twelve plates illustrating An Academy for Grown Horsemen are signed, H. Bunbury del - Rowlandson scul and are dated June 11 -1808. The plates illustrating the Annals of Horsemanship, except the first & fourth, are signed H. Bunbury del - Rowlandson - scul. And have Teggs [? ] -, dated May 4, 1808. These two works which are paged continuously, first appeared with Bunbury's illustrations in 1787 & 1791. These are the scarce plates as used in the Duodecimo (and first) edition, published in 1808. Smooth brown leather with gilt borders, and raised bands with gilt floral compartments; and gilt lettering and floral corners and borders over ruby red leather of that compartment. Inside covers have gilt floral dentrilles. Forest green endpapers. T. E. G. Pencilled note identifies Binder as Riviere. ; Hand-painted; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Essays, Biographical, Critical and Historical; Illustrative of the Tatler, Spectator and Guardian in (3) Volumes, Narrative of the Rambler, Adventurer and Idler and the various Periodical Papers in (2) Volumes

      W. Suttaby, London 1809 - Approx. 1500 Pp. Complete set of five rich burgundy leather books by Nathan Drake,M.D. author of Literary Hours. Titled "Essays". Beautiful gold tooling both sides,gilt page edges on three sides and brown and rust leather spines with gold tooling as well. Illustrations in the front of each. The volumes are biographical,critical and historical essays of the Tatler,Spectator and Guardian. Provenance: Armorial bookplate - Giles of Kailzie (James Giles Esq. 1841-1866 of Kailzie House, Scotland). Printed dates ranging from 1809-1814 by J. Seeley,Buckingham,For W. Suttaby,Stationers Court,London. Very Good condition with minute wear to spine edge on some. Measure 6.25H X 4L X 1.25D each. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        37. Coronilla varia (Crown Vetch)

      - Baldassare Cattrani Collection Botannique Original watercolor on vellum, with border, double-ruled in black ink Sheet size: approx. 20 ½" x 14 ¾" Framed size: 26” x 19 3/4” (framed in museum quality gold leaf frame in period style, archival materials, UV plexi) Ca. 1809 Provenance: The Collection of Prince Eugène de Beauharnais Baldassare Cattrani, Roman by birth and a contemporary of Pierre-Joseph Redouté, was an incredibly significant figure in botanical art during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Not only did he gain permission to study and paint in Padua's legendary botanical garden from esteemed directors Giovanni Marsili and Giuseppe Antonio Bonato, but he also won highly prized commissions from Empress Joséphine at Malmaison. The watercolors offered represent a handful of the works Cattrani most likely executed for Eugène Beauharnais, son of Joséphine, loved stepson of Napoleon Bonaparte, viceroy of Italy and eventual duc de Leuchtenberg. (The other possibility is that Cattrani created these watercolors for Joséphine herself.) Nearly unparalleled in terms of depth and quality, Cattrani's watercolors are masterpieces of the highest order. Cattrani, who was active from 1776 to 1810, could have first come in contact with Prince Eugène during the latter's Italian campaign of 1796-7. Nevertheless, it is more likely that Cattrani earned a commission from the commander in 1809. (This is the same year that Prince Eugène led the Army of Italy to victory during the War of the Fifth Coalition.) By this later date, Prince Eugène would have been wholly familiar with Redouté's Les Liliacées project, a monumental and highly influential undertaking which was commissioned by his mother at Malmaison. As such, Les Liliacées likely heavily inspired Prince Eugène to contract a similar collection of botanical watercolors on vellum for himself. Prince Eugène could not have been disappointed with Cattrani's work. Not only is the quality of Cattrani's vellum higher than Redouté's, but the technical skill of Cattrani matches the level of the French master's as well. Indeed, each of Cattrani's watercolors, beautifully composed and carefully painted, is remarkably high in scientific and artistic quality. And to be sure, few artists of Cattrani's era, excluding Redouté, could rival his clear and assured style and ability to portray plants elegantly and accurately. Equally significant to their value, Cattrani’s watercolors are entirely of the tradition and style of the “Velin du Roi,” or Vellums of the King. This tradition commenced with Louis XIV's patronage of the work of Nicolas Robert. The finest watercolors in the world were produced by members of this school. These exquisite and exceptionally rare watercolors constitute a treasure in the history of all botanical art. Other of Cattrani’s works can be found in the esteemed collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon at Oak Spring in Upperville, Virginia and the Garden Library at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C. Any opportunity to acquire works by this gifted and as yet shockingly underrated Italian artist should not be overlooked.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 21. VIII. o. J.. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief).. An Baron Friesenhoff, Attache an der österreichischen Gesandtschaft in Neapel, mit der Bitte, für ihn die drei Tempel von Paestum in der Größe einer halben Handbreite zu bestellen. Ein Viertel derselben sei wohl zu klein und würde nichts Hübsches darstellen. Er zögere, die 45 Dukaten zu bezahlen, die der Handwerker (oder Künstler) verlange: "Je [...] vous prie de commander pour moi les 3 temples de pestum, dans la dimension de la hauteur d'un demi palme. Je pense que celle d'un quart est trop petite pour donner quelque chose de joli et je me tarde a depenser les 45 Ducats que l'ouvrier demande. Soyez assez bon pour obtenir de lui qu'il se hate le plus possible [...]". - Viesse de Marmont besiegte die österreichischen Truppen in der Schlacht bei Znaim 1809 und bekleidete daraufhin eine Zeitlang den Posten eines Generalgouverneurs von Illyrien. 1812 kämpfte er gegen Wellington in der für Frankreich unglücklichen Schlacht bei Salamanca, bei der ihm eine Kugel den rechten Arm zerschmetterte. "In der Völkerschlacht bei Leipzig zeichnete er sich durch umsichtiges und entschlossenes Vorgehen gegen Blüchers schlesische Armee aus" (Wikipedia, Abfrage v. 21. V. 2009), konnte aber trotzdem nichts gegen die überlegenen Truppen der Alliierten ausrichten. "Im Frankreichfeldzug von 1814 wurde Marmonts Korps wieder aufgestellt, doch er vereitelte Napoleons letzte Hoffnungen auf den Sieg, indem er aufgrund eines Geheimabkommens mit Schwarzenberg kapitulierte und damit die Verteidigungslinie seines Kaisers aufbrach" (ebd.). König Ludwig XVIII. ernannte ihn als Gegenleistung für diesen Treuebruch nach der Niederlage Napoleons zum Pair von Frankreich und zum Kapitän der Gardes du Corps, im März 1815 schließlich zum Chef der königlichen Haustruppen, die den König daraufhin auf seiner Flucht nach Gent begleiteten. Während der Hundert Tage strich Napoleon Marmont von der Liste der Marschälle. Marmont galt als "einer der gebildetsten, tüchtigsten Feldherren des französischen Kaiserreiches" (ebd.). - Bl. 2 mit kleinem Ausriß durch Öffnen der Verschlußmarke (keine Textberührung).

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        Nouveau Cours Complet d' Agriculture Théorique et Pratique, Contenant La Grande et La Petite Culture, l' Économie Rurale et Domestique, La Médecine Vétérinaire. Dictionnaire raisonné et Universel d' Agriculture.

      Deterville, Paris 1809 - XXVIII - 532p. y 5 láms. = 584p. y 5 láms. = 590 p. y 6 láms. = 560 págs. y 5 láms. = 567 p. y 5 láms. (una de ellas muy grande) = 580 p. y 4 láms. = 588 págs y 2 láms. = 547 págs y 9 láms. = 570 págs y 3 láms. = 592 págs y 9 láms. = 582 págs y 4 láms. = 622 págs y 3 láms. = y = 704 págs. Todas las láminas, estupendos grabados a la talla dulce, son plegadas. Magnífica colección completa en muy buen estado de conservación. Size: 13 Vols. En 8º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cairo general view

      Paris 1809-12 - large engraved view.90x50 and white.This is the first general view of Cairo taken in modern Times.After Napoleon invasion ,the comission of savants published on his way back to France this monumental work:" La description de l Egypte".The view shows the Roumelyeh square and the cytadel with Hassan mosque at left and Mameluq gate.In the foreground french soldiers.Fine condition.

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        Die Hebräerin am Putztische und Als Braut. Vorbereitet durch eine Uebersicht der wichtigsten Erfindungen in dem Reiche der Moden bei den Hebräerinnen von den rohesten Anfängen bis zur üppigsten Pracht

      Amsterdam im Kunst- und Industrie- Comptoir 1809-1810 - Three parts, complete in three volumes. 12mo. xxxvi, 466pp. 538, [1]pp. 448, [3]pp. Contemporary quarter-leather over marbled boards with gold-tooled decoration on spine, green title-label with gold lettering and gold and red vignette. Red page edges. Variant title: Uebersicht der wichtigsten Erfindungen in dem Reiche der Moden der Hebräerinnen von den rohesten Anfängen bis zur üppigsten Pracht. Frontispiece in duo tone in part I. Extensive overview of the most important developments in fabrics, metals, colors, spices, jewels and the use of these in the life of Hebrew women. Periods covered are from the earliest times of Hebrew history until the destruction of Jerusalem under Titus in the first century. Illustrated with nine (incl. frontispiece) b/w reproductions of drawings (Kupfern). German theologian and orientalist, Anton Theodor Hartman wrote several authoritative works on Oriental languages and the study of the Old Testament. Works such as Die Hebräerin am Putztische und Als Braut were for the most part of a belletristic character. Text in German. Some age wear on bindings. Small sticker with printed "D 169" pasted on upper left corner of front board and printed on verso of title-page in each volume. Ex-libris of the "Waldesovo Museum Praha - Vrsovice" on inside of front board. Usual rippling to pages. Tight copies with bindings in overall good, interior in very good condition. A wonderful set on Jewish life and customs of that time period. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      In Roma. Lorenzo Lazari. 1809 - Oblong folio 27x40 cms, leather bound in half contemporary morocco with marbled boards and a contemporary leather lettering piece on the upper. Engraved title and 50 SUPERB EVOCATIVE PLATES OF THE COSTUMES OF ROME. Very mild marginal spotting and one plate with a small waterstain. HOWEVER A VERY GOOD COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION IN A HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY BINDING. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        Raccolta di Cinquanta Costumi Pittoreschi

      Lorenzo Lazaro alle Covervile, Rome 1809 - Contemporary dark green half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, small decorative green morocco title label Provenance: John Thomas Mott (Barningham, Norfolk, armorial bookplate) First edition of the first and best known collection of views of the picturesque costume of Italy. This highly evocative series was a justified 'best-seller' - published in various forms from 1808 to 1828, every 'grand tourist' would return with a copy of this work. The present example, a first edition, shows a crispness that tends to be lost with the later reprints. The images are by turns joyful, comedic, dramatic, tragic and work-a-day. All are engraved with a sureness of line and matchless sense of composition that are the hallmarks of Pinelli's work. The final plate represents the artist himself: Pinelli relaxes, his work done, seated on some Roman masonry, two dogs for company. Cicognara noted that : "Questi sono tolti la più parte dalle abitudini del popolo romano, e sono espressi con una verità e fedeltà insuperabile". Benezit X 951; Choix 17.803; Cicognara 1762; Colas 2370; Hiler 712; Lipperheide Ja12; Nagler XII 480 Nuc 459; Rossetti III n° 8195; Vinet 2294. 10 1/2 x 15 7/8 inches). Engraved throughout: title and 50 plates, by Pinelli. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Very early Stammbuch, Salzwedel, April 18, 1807

      Salzwedel 1809 - An extremely early Stammbuch with beautiful and accompished original artwork with entries between 1807 and 1817, with most 1809-1813. Original oblong calf with gilt tooling on covers and spine, with the date 1807 and initials C.E.S. Original patterned endpapers. 131 numbered pages with 100 entries and 20 illustrations including 12 superb watercolors and gouaches, a pinprick image, an intricate lock of braided blond hair, two embroidered designs: one whole-page on silk attached and the other woven into the page with designs appearing on both leaves, copious fine calligraphy, poems, salutations and the like. Extremely well preserved, this Stammbuch predates by nearly two decades any in the famed MKI (Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies) which contains many fine examples of Stammbucher. Particularly richly illustrated with nice provenance from Salzwedel as well as Mount Pearl, Selchow, Wittenberg and many of Berlin. Among the remarkably beautiful watercolors and gouache paintings, there is a view of a mill on the river by the Brandenburg painter Carl Rothig, a 'Temple of Love' by Johann Theune, a friendship oath at the altar of Amicitia, sevearl bouguets of flowers in bright colors, etc. A power-packed album with most of its original leaves present, a few finger stains and wear, overall very good condition.

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("N Webster"), to Samuel M. Hopkins of New York, discussing his plans for a specimen sheet of his proposed Dictionary

      New Haven, june 14, 1809. 4to. 1-1/2 pp. With integral blank, addressed and postmarked on verso. Small tears at fold, outer edges a little ragged, overall very good. In a quarter blue morocco and cloth folder . In 1806 Webster published his first dictionary, A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language, which was a concise dictionary intended for adults containing 37,000 words - a precursor of his great dictionary of 1828. He then published an abridgment of the Compendious Dictionary for use in schools in 1807 (and again in 1817), with the hope that the proceeds from sales of these and from his school books would provide the necessary funding for his great project, an entirely new Complete Dictionary, which, he thought would require only a few years of labor. By 1809, Webster was trying, without great success, to sell subscriptions to the proposed volume. This letter dates from that important period, in which Webster was trying to solicit support for the project. He writes: "I have sent to Dr. Mason a specimen of my proposed Dictionary, with a few preceding observations which I request you to get a sight of - it occurred to me that the issuing of a half sheet in some such form, might aid me in my design, & a specimen of the work was mentioned by Dr. Mason. What measure my friends will think it best to take, I know not. Perhaps they may sign a recommendation of my design, & of the school books whose sales must supply me with the means of prosecuting it - & content that I should publish it with the specimen - they will take time to decide - I saw Dr. Miller & Dr. Kos__(?) of the physicians & Dr. Beech of the Episcopal Church, who expressed the utmost readiness to cooperate with other gentlemen in the design. To the other gentlemen, I wish Dr. Morneyer & some others of the clergy, lawyers & physicians, may be added -" In typical fashion, Webster concludes the letter with some observations on his studies in the Ethiopic language, and remarks "Every new language I examine furnishes a number of new facts, & some new light of this subject, which is not without its use in explaining our own language -" No such specimen sheet of Webster's Dictionary has ever been recorded. Skeel records a Broadside of 1807 (Skeel 581) and notes a "subscription blank, headed with an appeal for support in the project," printed as Appendix XXVII in Emily Ford's Notes on the Life of Noah Webster; two articles by Webster (The Panoplist, February 1810 & Monthly Anthology, March, 1810) appeared around this time announcing the work and asking for support (see Skeel, p. 232); and, finally, a "prospectus" appearing in 1826 was published as an advertisement in the Connecticut Herald (May 2, 1826), with fourteen recommendations from prominent men - but no specimen has ever emerged, despite the evidence of this letter that Webster actually had one produced. An important letter from the early period of Webster's struggle to produce his great dictionary

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      Rev. William Hales.  A NEW ANALYSIS OF CHRONOLOGY.  Lon:  Printed for the Author, 1809, 1811, 1812, 1st. edition, three (3) volumes, xxx, (xiv), 464 pp. / xlviii, 652 pp. / (iv), xlii, (ii), 608 pp., xxiv. ***  The sub-title is as follows ?" "In Which An Attempt Is Made To Explain The History And Antiquities Of The Primitive Nations Of The World, And The Prophecies Relating To Them, On Principles Tending To Remove The Imperfection And Discordance Of Preceding Systems."  Hales was an Irish clergyman as well as a scholar of history and science.  His NEW ANALYSIS was a twenty-year effort using primary sources whenever possible. ?" Wikipedia.  For his dating Hale relied upon Playfair's chronology, which starts in 4008 B.C.  Volume 1 has a List of Suscribers, an Errata page, three (3) plates with numerical characters from various cultures of antiquity, an architectural plate of The Holy Sepulchre, and two (2) full-page maps.  The plates and maps are all copperplate engravings.  The other volumes do not have any illustrations or maps, and none are called for.  ***  Rebound in green leatherette boards and spine, the spine with gilt rule and devices, and a black label with gilt lettering.  The bindings are new.  The contents are clean and complete, with some old marginalia in pencil that adds interest.  Ex-lib. with two stamps on title page. ***  11 " tall by 9 "

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        Scotland Upper and Lower part

      Dobson, Philadelphia 1809 - 2 maps upper and lower Scotland, Size : 515x700 (mm), 20.25x27.5 (Inches), Hand Colored Very Good, minor yellowing at the fold.

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        4 (2 autogr.) documents signed (mostly "Necker Staël de Holstein").

      Charenton, Coppet and n. p., 1807 and 1809. - (Oblong) 8vo. Altogether (1+1+1+1=) 4 pp. on 5 ff. Payment instructions for her notary, Fourcault de Pavant, confirmed by the recipients. - The one dating from 17. II. 1809 with address and papered seal.

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        Narrative of a Captivity and Asventures in France and Flanders Between the Years 1808 and 1809

      d 1809, 1827 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An uncommon first edition of this military account. With a colourful fold-out map and many illustrations. Previous owner's ink inscription to title page. Condition: Expertly rebound in a cloth covered binding. Externally, lovely condition. Internally, firmly bound. Bright wth scattered foxing and a small closed tear to fold out plate. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Travelling Sketches In Russia And Sweden During The Years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808.

      London: Printed For Richard Phillips, 1809. - 2 Volumes. 4to. pp. vi, v, [1]list of plates, 303; 1 p.l., [v]-viii, 296. 41 plates: 1 etched portrait, 28 hand-coloured aquatints (2 folding), & 12 aquatints hand-tinted with sepia wash (1 folding). contemporary marbled bds., new calf spine (lightly rubbed, leather corners worn, 1 folding plate reinforced on verso, 1 plate with slight corner loss, occasional light foxing, plates offset). First Edition. A handsomely illustrated travel book, containing twelve hand-tinted sepia aquatint views and twenty-eight hand-coloured aquatint costume plates, all after original drawings by the author. Porter, a noted British artist, was appointed historical painter to the Czar of Russia in 1804, and was engaged on some vast decorative works for the Admiralty Hall at St. Petersburg. During his residence there he fell in love with a Russian princess, whom he returned to marry in 1811, after a tour through Finland and Sweden. His narrative includes observations and impressions of St. Petersburg, Moscow, Upsala, Stockholm, Russian and Scandinavian art collections and museums, the Russian army, law and prison systems, religion, education, cossacks, commerce, and mining. Abbey, Travel, 13. Colas 2407. Lipperheide 1346. Nerhood 141. Prideaux pp. 225, 227, & 347. Tooley 382. cfCat. Russica P1036. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travelling Sketches in Russia and Sweden during the years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808. (First Edition)

      Richard Phillips, London 1809 - Period diced calf professionally reback preserving the boards and original morocco label. 2 volumes bound in one. 41 aquatints, many hand-colored, some folding plages. The author (1777-1842) went to Russia in 1804 at the Czar's invitation to depict Russian historical events. An affair with a Russian princess forced him to leave the country, but he later returned and married the lady. Stadler's colored aquatints after Porter's sketches of Russian, Finnish and Swedish costume and scenery are among the liveliest illustrations of the early nineteenth century. Abbey 13; Lipperheide Kaa 25; Colas 2407; Tooley 195. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Charleston. . 1809 - Two volumes. xii,478; iv,602pp. plus one (of two) folding maps. Late 19th century three quarter morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt. Boards a bit scuffed. Contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper of first volume. Map backed by linen. Ex-library, with stamping and paper label on spines, and perforated and ink stamps to titlepage and first page of text in both volumes, and on dedication leaf. Scattered foxing. A standard work, by the prolific historian and native son. This copy lacks the general map in the first volume but has the map of Charleston in the second volume. The better part of the book is devoted to the southern campaigns of the Revolution, and to biographies of prominent early Carolinians. The Streeter sale catalogue notes that the second volume "as a survey of life in contemporary South Carolina is of great value." HOWES R34, "aa." SABIN 67686. STREETER SALE 1139.

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        "Neilson's Greek exercises. Abridged and revised in syntax, ellipsis, dialects, prosody, and metaphrasis: to which is prefixed a concise, but comprehensive syntax for the use of colleges, academies and schools. By the principals of Baltimore College"

      Baltimore: printed for proprietors by Swain & Matchett. 1809. "First American edition (the book was first printed in Edinburgh, 1806); 8vo, pp. viii, 171, [1]; text in Greek and English; contemporary full mottled calf, recased and with a mid-20th century rebacking in morocco, old red morocco label preserved on spine; edges worn; good and sound. Thomas Jefferson's copy, with his block initial marks at signature I (""T""), and at signature T (""I""), and with approximately 42 corrections and emendations in his hand in the text, on 32 pages. Most of the corrections amend the spelling of Greek words by crossing out or underlining the improper letter, and inserting, usually with a caret in the margin, the correct letter. Many of the corrections are to the Greek, but several also correct errors in the English, such as where her has corrected ""Ulyssus"" to read ""Ulysses"" by crossing out the ""u"" and inserting the ""e,"" or inverting ""Is it"" to ""It is"" in a declarative sentence.& & All the corrections are listed in the errata at the back, and the story goes (this comes to me second hand and I have not yet been able to corroborate it) that the book was corrected for his daughter who was at the time studying Greek. & & Jefferson's use of block initials at signatures I and T began in 1815 after the sale of his so-called Great Library to the Library of Congress; prior to 1815 his books were marked with cursive initials. Also, some signature marks of this period were not made by Jefferson but rather by family members. That this particular volume has so many corrections in Jefferson's hand makes it seem plausable that the signature marks here are his.& & Poor, Nathaniel P., Catalogue. President Jefferson's Library, 1829, no. 851; see also Bear, James A., Jr., Thomas Jefferson's Book-Marks, Charlottesville, 1958; ""Jefferson, the Book Collector,"" in The Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress, Vol. 29, No. 1, January, 1972, p. 32-48.& "

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        Document Signed

      RARE MIDSHIPMAN APPOINTMENT("Th: Jefferson") Partly-printed vellum DS as president, 1 page, 10" x 10 1/2", January 16, 1809. President Jefferson issues a naval appointment for Henry Pilliam. In part: "That reposing special Trust and Confidence in the Patriotism, Valour, Fidelity, and Abilities of Henry Pilliam, I do appoint him a midshipman in the Navy of the United States." Neatly signed at the conclusion by President Jefferson and countersigned by Secretary pf the Navy Robert Smith. The document bears an embossed Navy Department seal to the upper left. Intersecting folds, overall wrinkling, and light staining, otherwise fine condition. Such appointments by Thomas Jefferson are quite scarce, as he and the Republican party opposed a strong navy. However, as Jefferson's term neared its conclusion the naval forces were beginning to grow out of necessity in order to protect the maritime interests of the United States, as merchant vessels were  frequently being interfered with during their voyages on the high seas. Ultimately, these disputes would culminate in the War of 1812 during President Madison's administration. A desirable and well-preserved example of a Jefferson appointment. Very good.

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        Versuch einer angewandten Naturlehre zunächst für die Privatschule bürgerlicher Mädchen zu Habsthal. Beigebunden: Dr. Mezlers Unterricht über ide physischen Pflichten der Eheleute.

      Herdersche,, Meersburg u.a., 1809 - Meersburg u.a., Herdersche, 1809 - 1811. 98 + 4, 112 S. Pp. der Zeit. Ebd. berieben, Aufkl. a. V., etw. fingerfleckig, vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig, leichte Gbrsp. - Mezler (1756 - 1812): nach dem Medizinstudium in Freiburg/Breisgau, das er 1799 mit der Promotion abschloß, ließ sich M. als praktischer Arzt in Gengenbach nieder. Bald darauf folgte er einem Ruf als Leibarzt an den Hof des Fürsten von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen und wurde zum Hofrat und Brunnenarzt in Immenau ernannt. Später ging M. als Leibarzt des Königs von Bayern mit dem Titel eines Geheimen Medizinalrats nach Augsburg. Er verfaßte u.a. den Versuch einer Geschichte des Aderlasses (1793) und war Mitgründer der "Salzburger medizinisch-chirurgischen Zeitung". (DBE) - Der zweite Titel ist sehr selten: ". wo die Zahl ungesunder, gebrechlicher und entnervter Ehen groß ist, dort darf der Staat und das Volk nichts hoffen, was körperliche und Geistes Stärke bedarf." (Zitat). Deutsch

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        Description du Pachalik de Bagdad. Suivie d'une notice historique sur les Wahabis, et de quelques autres pièces relatives à l'Histoire et à la Littérature de l'Orient.

      Paris, Treuttel & Würtz, 1809. - 8vo. VII, (1), 261 pp. Original boards with giltstamped spine fillets and traces of a stamped spine label. All edges sprinkled in red. Extremely rare description of the province of Baghdad (treating geography, economy, politics), anonymously edited and annotated by the great orientalist Sylvestre de Sacy. The appendix contains Rousseau's groundbreaking "Notice sur les Wahabis", as well as a "Notice sur les Yézidis" by Maurizio Garzoni, who had spent 18 years in Kurdistan, translated into French by de Sacy. The volume is concluded by a series of "Poésies Persanes", translated by Rousseau (1780-1831). The French orientalist knew the region intimately due to having served there as French consul. - Binding somewhat rubbed. Front flyleaf trimmed closely; occasional brownstaining but altogether a good, clean copy. Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 1962. Wilson 194. Quérard VIII, 233. OCLC 7034932. Cf. Henze IV, 685. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. From His Lordship's Manuscripts.

      London, Printed by T. Bensley, For T. Cadell and W. Davies, and W. Miller, 1809 - 2 volumes, quarto (340 × 270 mm). Contemporary calf, rebacked with the original spines laid down, raised bands, wavy rolled tooling to the bands, gilt lozenges to the compartments, blind palmette roll to the boards within French fillet gilt panels, gilt corner pieces, edges marbled, marbled endpapers. A little rubbed at the extremities, rebacked with the original spines quite neatly laid down, slight tape mark to the front endpaper of vol. I, some light browning, but overall a very good copy. Frontispiece and 3 other plates to vol. I, 7 plates to vol. II, 4 of them accompanied by plans, headpieces, vignettes and facsimiles to the text, double page pedigree to vol. I. Contemporary bookplate of John Lind, physician to Haslar Naval Hospital, a position in which he had succeeded his father, author of A Treatise of the Scurvy; later bookplate of Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey Gowlland of the School of Naval Co-operation, Lee-on -Solent, letter loosely inserted records the book's presentation to him in 1935 as the Henry Leigh Carslake Prize. First edition. "One of the main foundation stones of the Nelson legend" (Wilson, "Nelson Apotheosised" in Cannadine (ed.), Admiral Lord Nelson). McArthur, a former naval purser, had served with Nelson in the Mediterranean and had already begun collecting material for a biography when he saw "an advertisement in the papers announcing that the Nelson family had selected a gentleman 'of high respectability and rank' to write the life, and asking all who had letters in their possession not to make their material available to anyone else." McArthur came forward claiming, groundlessly, that Nelson himself had asked him to write his life, and that he had already incurred considerable expense in preparing the book, including the commissioning of a set of paintings to be engraved as illustrations. An unseemly squabble ensued, the outcome of which was fairly inevitable in that Earl Nelson was under pressure from the Prince Regent to commission his librarian and chaplain, James Stanier Clarke, to write the book. It was agreed that the authors would pool their efforts, but not before they had further fallen out over whose name should come first on the title page. That we do not refer to McArthur & Clarke is a lasting memorial to the usefulness of a powerful patron. The finished work is wonderfully illustrated with anecdotal headpieces and plates by Westall and battle-scenes by Nicholas Pocock. The subscribers list is a remarkable directory of the great and the good of Regency Britain with an inevitable emphasis on naval notables. William Beckford took the only copy on vellum, Sir Home Popham and Admiral Keats proof copies, as also Admirals Cornwallis and Anson, Earl St Vincent and Lady Hamilton. Thomas Masterman Hardy had an ordinary copy, as did the Sandwich Book Society and Leeds Circulating Library. A sound, solid and not unattractive copy of this important work. Cowie 173. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Essay on Sepulchres: or, a Proposal for Erecting some Memorial of the Illustrious Dead of All Ages, on the Spot where Their Remains have been Interred

      London: Printed for W. Miller, 1809. First edition. 8vo. Engraved frontispiece "Life in the Desert and the Solitude" by Hopwood after Hilton. xii, 116pp. Full olive-green pebbled morocco gilt, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Bookplates of Henry Reeve and Frank M. Elliot. Neatly rebacked, internally fine copy. Tinker 1083 . PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on the title page in Godwin's unmistakable hand: "From the Author"'; with the bookplates of Henry Reeve, and (later) of Frank M. Elliot. Godwin's curious book, partly inspired by his reading Sir Thomas Browne's URN-BURIAL and Blair's THE GRAVE, proposes a new system of permanently marking the graves of the eminent and deserving dead. He suggests a subscription be taken up to maintain and replace when necessary, "a very slight and cheap memorial, a white cross of wood, with a wooden slab at the foot of it." The idea did not arouse tremendous enthusiasm. As Charles Lamb remarked, "I don't want the Public to prescribe me my admiration." And as William St. Clair notes, "Like virtually every book that Godwin wrote, it is an extended footnote to POLITICAL JUSTICE." - St. Clair, THE GODWINS AND THE SHELLEYS, p. 307

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        Carte du Royaume de Hongrie Avec les Pays Adjacents

      Basset, Paris 1809 - Size : 525x763 (mm), 20.625x30 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring

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      Printed for Mathew Carey, PHIL 1809 - TITLE: THE LIFE OF GEN. WASHINGTON By REV. MASON L. WEEMS 1809 AUTHOR: REV. MASON L. WEEMS PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: The very top of the title page which contained the publisher's information and date is torn away. The book was published in Philadelphia. FOUND ANOTHHR TITLE PAGE WITH A FRONTISPIECE AFTER THE FIRST 8 PAGES OR SO, AND IT HAS THE PUBLISHERS INFORMAITON INCLUDING DATE, AUTHOR, ECT. Printed for Mathew Carey, Philadelphia 1809. EDITION: Ninth Edition stated on the second title page CATEGORY: History, Government, Rare BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Brown CONDITION: The outside of book is in real rough condition; there The front endpapers are missing, and the book starts with the torn title page (see second photo). There is a lot of scribbling from various times on the front and back paste downs of the inside board with an 1810 handwritten date present. There is more light scribbles and an old style name on the title page and the finis (end) page. Some of the pages have unintentional folds. The book is in original boards and the text from the title to the ending is present. Book is with fairly sturdy. The frontispiece engraving of The Death Of General Montgomery is partially ripped at the bottom but complete. The engraving with the picture of Washington is partially missing at the bottom (photo of Washington complete). The engraving of the defeat of general Braddock is complete with a small chip to the top edge off the plate. The engraving between 104 and 105 is only 1/3 remaining and appears to be of Major Andre. The engraving between 114 and 115 is half torn away and appears to the 'Surrender of Lord.'. ONE ENGRAVING MAY BE COMPLETELY MISSING! SIZE: 4 ½ x 7 (approximately) PAGES: 226 pages. Poor+ Condition due to age. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: EMBELLISHED WITH A PORTRAIT, AND SIX HISTORICAL ENGRAVINGS. With curious anecdotes, equally honourable to himself, and exemplary to his young countrymen. The first few opening pages of the book are ad pages listing additional books published by Carey. On page 34 there is a handwritten notation mentioning 90 days after something which may be of historical importance. The publisher, Mason Locke Weems was an early American biographer who sought to instill a sense of nationalism in the new developing country. Weems did this by making the men he wrote about to be greater than they actually were. Mason Locke Weems wrote the first biography about George Washington, Francis Marion, Benjamin Franklin, and William Penn. Weems was also the first person to use the story of young Washington and the cherry-tree. Ninth Edition stated on the second title page. Printed for Mathew Carey, Philadelphia 1809. COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, books will ship immediately without email notification to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc 850 E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 006290 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Cabinet of Momus; A Choice Selection of Humorous Poems

      Mathew Carey Philadelphia 1809 - First Edition. Illustrated with six plates of black and white engravings. Octavo, tan boards with brown spine binding, gilt lettering at spine, gilt spine bands. Collection of humorous poems by P. Prindar, Freneau, Ladd, Swift, Dibdin, Penwarne, Humphreys, Taylor, Colman, Hopkinson, Harrison, Pitt, and more. Scarce. Only one library holding on WorldCat. Last copy sold at Christie's in 1988. Front cover detached, with text-block firmly bound, some soiling to boards, water staining to fore-edges of boards and endpapers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sandy Bay Valley in the Island of St. Helena

      William Miller, London 1809 - View of the British colonial island St. Helena prior to its becoming Napoleon's last residence Henry Salt, artist, traveller, diplomat and collector of antiquities, was born at Lichfield, Staffordshire, England 14 June 1780. He was destined to be a portrait-painter, and on leaving school was taught drawing by Glover, the watercolour-painter of Lichfield. In 1797 he went to London and became a pupil of Joseph Farington, R.A., and (in 1800) of John Hoppner, R.A. The turning point in his career was 3 June 1802, when Salt left London for an eastern tour with George, viscount Valentia (afterwards Lord Mountnorris), whom he accompanied as secretary and draughtsman. He visited India, Ceylon, and (in 1805) Abyssinia, returning to England on 26 Oct. 1806. He made many drawings, some of which served to illustrate Lord Valentia's Voyages and Travels to India , published in 1809. The present image is from a work titled Twenty-four Views in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egyp t, published by William Miller, with hand-coloured aquatints by D. Havell and J. Bluck from Salt's own drawings. The originals of all these drawings were retained by Lord Valentia, who also retained the ownership of the copper plates after Salt's death. The format and style of presentation of the plates is similar to Thomas and William Daniell's great work, Oriental Scenery (1795-1808), and the artistry displayed by both Salt and his engravers is in many cases more than a match for the Daniell's images. Abbey Travel II 515 no.5. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by D. Havell after Henry Salt, on wove paper (watermark 'J Whatman').

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      - Paris, H. Nicolle, 1809-1810. 12,5x20 cm. Ouvrage en 5 volumes, traduit de l'anglais par P. F. Henry et enrichi de 12 planches dépliantes dont 1 carte en couleurs. Reliures de l'époque en demi-basane racinée à petits coins. Plats recouverts de papier à motifs assortis. Dos lisses ornés de bandes dorées. Titre sur pièces de couleur orangée. Tomaison sur pièces vertes de forme ronde. Quelques feuillets brunis au tome 2, sinon intérieur frais. Petites traces d'usage sans gravité sur les reliures, sinon ensemble en très bon état général.

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        Hakluyt's Collection of the Early Voyages, Travels and Discoveries of the English Nation. A new edition, with additions.

      Printed for R.H. Evans, J. Mackinlay, and R. Priestley., London 1809 - [1809] -1812. Third edition, limited issue (According to a note on the verso of the title-page, there were only 325 sets of this edition printed: 250 on Royal paper and 75 on Imperial paper.). Large quarto. Five volumes: Vol. 1: xxvii, [5], 670, [2]; Vol. 2: ix, [9], 684; Vol. 3: viii, [8], 623, [1]; Vol. 4: [6], 612; Vol. 5: [4], vi, [7]-595, [1]. Vols. 1-3 have title page, reprinted from those of the 2nd edition, that of v.1 being reprinted from the later issue, dated 1599. Dates differ: v.1-2 dated 1599; v. 3 dated 1600; v. 4 dated 1811; v. 5 dated 1812. Contemporary full calf, expertly rebacked with spines laid down. Marbled edges; spine lettered and decorated in gilt in compartments between raised bands. Mild wear to cover edges and spine; scarce mild foxing. Provenance: "South Sea Library of Alvin and Ethel Seale" book plate to front paste downs and blind "Seale" stamp to top right corner of title pages. "Alvin and Ethel Seale, Jan. 1936" in script to first blanks. "An accurate reprint of the best folio [1588-1600] with the addition of those voyages which were published in the first edition, and omitted in the second. It likewise has a supplement containing all the voyages and travels printed by Hakluyt, or at his suggestion, which forms the latter part of the fourth, and the whole of the fifth volume, and was sold separately to complete old editions." (Lowndes). The work is divided into voyages to the South and Southeast, voyages to the North and Northeast, and voyages to the West. Hakluyt was also very interested in the New World. He brought his readers up to date on recent events as Raleigh's voyage to Guiana, and he also included non-English voyages, such as the expeditions of Verrazano, Ribaut, Laudonnière, and the Zeno brothers, as well as a large number of documents describing the West Indies from Spanish sources. Hill p. 132; Lowndes II, p. 972; Sabin 29599. ADDITIONAL SHIPMENT CHARGES MAY APPLY. PLEASE PROVIDE POSTAL CODE WHEN REQUESTING SHIPMENT ESTIMATE. Please provide your e-mail address when requesting additional pictures. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A General Collection of Voyages and Travels, forming A Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Discovery, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time (26 Parts)

      Philadelphia: Published by Kimber and Conrad, No. 93, Market Street. (1809-1812). First. First American edition. Six volume set of the original 26 parts. Printed wrappers over thin pasteboards. Quartos, all untrimmed, with only 20 of the engraved plates present. Pinkerton, a master of the Edinburgh school of cartography, published his celebrated collection of travels from 1807 through 1814. This is a very scarce complete set of the original parts issued to American subscribers in wraps on a monthly basis from 1809-1812. As the engraved plates were included on an ad hoc basis, the exact number originally bound in each part is not known, though most were issued with three: a frontispiece and two bound in at the rear. Of the 20 plates present in this set, "A Norwegian killing a Bear," from part 1 is partly hand-colored, and part 3 contains a folding map of the Azores islands. Laid-in part 15 is a printed sheet from the publisher, "To the Subscribers to the American Edition." Ex-library set with a small classmark label on the upper left corner of the front wraps, and faint ownership stamp to the title pages and plates. Chipping to the spine backs, a few detached wraps, old dampstaining and light scattered foxing, part 4 lacking the front wrap, else overall a good set. A detailed collation of each part is available. OCLC locates only 3 holdings. Shaw & Shoemaker 18396. .

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        Balagans or summer Habitations, with the method of Drying Fish at St. Peter & Paul. Kamtschatka.

      Boydell, 1809 (1820), London: - A view of the raised summer dwellings of the natives of Kamtschatka, Russia, published in John Webber's "Views in the South Seas", which has been called "the most striking publication resulting from Cook's expeditions". (Parsons Collection 136). London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. Vol. III Book VI. page 375. Impression mark 450 x 325 mm, on paper 500 x 363mm. Colored aquatint and accompanying letterpress in very good condition. The text is drawn from the published account of the voyage. The print & letterpress are watermarked J. Whatman 1820. Joppien & Smith 3.362b.

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