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        The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson K.B. from his Lordships Manuscripts

      1809, Book Condition: Very Good ConditionPrinted for Cadell and Davis, London. Two volumes. Large Quarto. Full leather with contemporary boards decorated in blind and with gilt rules and rebacked in complimentary leather with five raised bands and tooling in blind and gilt.

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        THE LIFE OF GEN. WASHINGTON By REV. MASON L. WEEMS 1809

      PHIL: Printed for Mathew Carey, 1809. Book. POOR (PLUS). Hardcover. 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 .

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        View of the Spninx and Second Pyramid takem from East.

      Paris 1809-12 - Engraved view.Black and white.60x44 cms.One of the best views of this famous moument that at this moment(1798) was covered by sand(not cleaned until mid XIX c.).The Napoleonic survey of Egyptian mouments brought to Europe the knowledge of this civilization.the work was published in 26 vol text and 11 volumes in elephant folio with near 900 views.

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        Mémoire sur les finances de l'Egypte, depuis sa conquête par le Sultan selym 1er., jusqu'à celle du général en cher Bonaparte ; par M. le Comte Estève. Mémoire sur le système d'imposition territoriale et sur l'admnistration des provinces de l'Egypte, dans les dernières années du gouvernements des Mamlouks ; par feu Michel-Ange Lancret.

      De l'imprimerie impériale 1809 - - De l'imprimerie impériale, A Paris 1809, In folio (27x43cm), 299 - 398p. ; 233 - 260p., Relié. - Edition originale de ces deux mémoires extraits de la première livraison, section Etat Moderne, de la Description de l'Egypte. Cartonnage crème parcheminé moderne. Pièce de titre de basane noire. Exemplaire à grandes marges, non rogné. Système des impots et de la propriété en Egypte. Administration et relations commerciales intérieures et extérieurs. Mémoires importants pour l'histoire de l'Egypte, une telle étude n'ayant jamis été faite auparavant, c'est pourquoi l'auteur s'intéresse nécessairement à l'histoire et l'évolution du pays depuis Selym 1er. 299 - 398p. ; 233 - 260p. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Triumphs of Temper; A Poem. In Six Cantoes [bound with] Constance de Castile; a Poem in Ten Cantos

      New York: David Longworth at the Shakspeare Gallery (Printed by D. & G. Bruce), 1809. Half calf with marbled paper-covered boards. Spine heavily rubbed with loss at head; boards rubbed, occasional browning to endpapers, scattered light foxing throughout, front flyleaf torn with one half excised, minor creasing to two leaves, tiny tear to one leaf, but overall still tight and clean. A scarce copy of both works in these early bindings. 24mo (13 cm.). Illus. with b/w engravings. Hayley's poem was first published in England in 1771 and many engravers undertook to illustrate it including William Blake and Peter Maverick (1780-1831) -one of three printmaker sons of a printmaker- an engraver of bookplates, maps, bank notes and book and magazine illustrations, who took as an apprentice Asher B. Durand with whom he established a partnership between 1817 and 1820. He designed the plates for the Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York using the then new process of lithography. OCLC lists only 11 copies. Bound with Sotheby's Constance de Castile (Boston: Published by West and Blake; Greenough and Stebbins, printers, 1812). Shaw & Shoemaker 26781. William Sotheby (1757-1833) was a patron of literature as well as translator and author whose friends included Byron, Coleridge, Scott, Wordsworth, and many others. OCLC lists only 13 copies. Shaw & Shoemaker 17727. Shaw & Shoemaker 26781.

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        Approximately 200 letters (including a few autographs only) providing a window onto British intellectual life in the 19th century. As might be expected from their Walker provenance, there is particular strength in letters to do with ... (Truncated)

      Full Book Title: Approximately 200 letters (including a few autographs only) providing a window onto British intellectual life in the 19th century. As might be expected from their Walker provenance, there is particular strength in letters to do with Scottish based activity. The main fields of interest represented are geology, botany, theology, serious journals, pamphlets, books, and political activity. Certain names recur, particularly as recipients of the letters. The main ones are John Stuart Blackie (1809 - 1895), Professor of Greek at Edinburgh, man of letters, nationalist and radical - (Walker's uncle): William Garden Blaikie (1820 - 1899), Scottish theologian, social reformer, temperance advocate, writer, and journal editor: William Carruthers ((1830-1922), keeper of the Botanical Department at the Natural History Museum and consulting botanist to the Royal Agricultural Society : and James Geikie (1839-1915), Scottish geologist and mineralogist Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 280974.

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        Poems

      Printed for Matthew and Leigh , Strand by W Clowes Nothumberland Court, London 1809 - Published in 1809, this is the First Edition of this very scarce book of Poetry by Sir John Carr (1772-1832) author of "The Stranger in Ireland" and other travel books, . The book is bound in an old half red leather binding with plain boards with hand decorated page edges, internally illustrated with a frontispiece portrait, VIII, 228 pages, plus rear publishers catalogue, book bears the Armorial bookplate of the Castle Menzies Library, . CONDITION, the leather has rubbing wear to spine ends and corners and general edge rubbing, the hand decorated page edge design is dusty to top edge else binding is in solid condition, internally sporadic foxing, heavier to a few pages else contents in good general condition, A Good example of this very scarce book of Poetry from Carr [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il Don Giovanni (Score for voices and piano)

      Rt. Birchall, New Bond Street, London, London, 1809, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, Edition Unstatedc1809. Separate title-pages for Act I and Act II, both parts originally sold for £1.1.0. Music pages are watermarked 1809, no watermark date apparent on title-pages, but watermark on front end-paper could be 1813 or 1815.Brown half leather folio with marbled boards and speckled blocks, 127 pages and 135 pages. From the library of Sir Thomas Gladstone (of Fasque) with a small circular initial TG label on the inside of the front cover. Includes Appendix aria for Elvira. Covers are firm but lightly rubbed at edges and on spine. Binding sound, pages are free from added markings but are a little darkened. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kg. Inventory No: 13113100052.

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        Tableau historique des découvertes et établissemens des Européens dans le nord et dans l'ouest de l'Afrique, jusqu'au commencement du XIXe siècle. Augmenté du voyage de Horneman dans le Fezzan, et de tous les renseignemens qui sont parvenus depuis à La

      P. Mongie l'aîné, Paris 1809 - . Société d'Afrique et traduit par Cuny." Paris, P. Mongie l'aîné, 1809. 2 tomes, 20,5 x 13 cm (R), in-8, [4] + XVI + 390 pp. & [4] + 407 pp., demi-basane brune de l'époque, plats de papier marbré, dos lisse fleuronné et doré, pièces de titre et de tomaison. Deuxième édition de la traduction française, l'originale anglaise datant de 1799. "On y trouve l'extrait du voyage de Picard qui se rendit a Fouta Toro. Cette relation ne se rencontre pas ailleurs." (Gay, 308) "Ouvrage très intéressant, indispensable pour l'histoire et la géographie du Nord et de l'Ouest africain" (Chadenat 3807). Cachet d'une bibliothèque de couvent et ex-librii manuscrits dont celui d'A. d'Anthouärd. Bon exemplaire malgré mors frottés, une coiffe élimée, coupes frottées, quelques très rares piqûres ou rousseurs, infime mouillure pâle sur le titre du t. I, sinon intérieur frais. (Gay, 368) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The works of Robert Burns; with an account of his life, and a criticism on his writings. To which are prefixed, some observations on the character and condition of the Scottish peasantry [complete in 4 volumes]

      London : Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Strand; and W. Creech, at Edinburgh; by J. M'Creery 1809 - Physical description: 4 v : front. (port.) ; 22 cm. Contents: v. 1. Life of Robert Burns, criticism on his writings, and some observations on the Scottish peasantry. --v. 2. General correspondence, including pieces of miscellaneous poetry. --v. 3. Poems formerly published, with some additions,and a history of these poems, by Gilbert Burns. --v.4. Correspondence with Mr. George Thomson, including poetry hitherto unpublished. Notes: Title vignette. The observations on the Scottish peasantry are by James Currie. Very good copies bound in contemporary tree-lined calf. Gilt-blocked leather title labels to spines, with compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Spine bands are slightly worn with surface wear also evident. Panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Front hinge starting to vol. 1. Scattered foxing to prelims. and terminals. POS to top of title pages. Remains quite well-preserved overall. 3 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The history and adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane / translated from the French of Lesage by Benjamin Heath Malkin. [complete in 4 volumes]

      London : printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good set bound in full contemporary polished calf. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spines, with gilt-crossed raised bands and spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Gilt-stamped and blind-tooled borders to panels. Inner gilt dentils. Some surface scratches and scuffs to panels. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Bright and clean internally, with light marginal age toning, although there is some foxing around the plates. Each volume contains a previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown, and signature on blank prelim. leaf. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Physical description: 4v. plates : illus.; 24.5cm. Subjects: French literature - English translation - Fiction. Benjamin Heath Malkin, 1769-1842, [translator].

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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.635 - Die von Eckoldt gezeichneten und J.F. Schröter 1796 gestochenen Kupfertafeln zeigen die diverse Instrumente zur Oesophagotomie sowie den Schlundschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Espagne du Chevalier Saint-Gervais, officier Français, et les divers événements de son voyage.

      A Paris, Chez Arthus-Bertrand, Libraire, 1809 - 2 vol. in-8° ; 1 front.-1 port. h.-t.-XIV-464 pp.-(1)/1 front.-(2)-415 pp.-(1), pleine basane fauvée, dos lisse joliment orné, fleurons or, palette or, p. de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge brique, tranches jaunes, rel. de l'époque, très bel exemplaire. Elena Fernandez Herr, Les Origines de l'Espagne Romantique, p. 274. Édition originale. « Contient des détails extrêmement curieux sur les mœurs et coutumes des Espagnols à la fin du XVIIIe siècle. » (Chadenat, 2670). Lecture plaisante, style rapide, brillant, spirituel, épigrammatique. Balzac en disait du bien. Édition originale. First edition. Nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Biographical Dictionary, Containing a Brief Account of the First Settlers, and Other Eminent Characters Among the Magistrates, Ministers, Literary and Worthy Men, in New-England. by John Eliot, D. D. Corresponding Secretary of the Mass. Hist. Soc.

      Boston, By Cushing And Appleton, Salem, And Edward Oliver, No. 70, State Street 1809 - Description: viii, 511, [1] p. 22 cm. Subjects: Frontier and pioneer life--New England--Dictionaries. New England--Biography--Dictionaries. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. Sabin 22168. 1 Kg. 511 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Original and Authentic Journal of Occurrences during the Late American War,

      Dublin: Wilkinson & Courtney,, 1809. from its Commencement to the Year 1783. Octavo (209 × 130 mm) Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, title gilt direct to spine, compartments formed of double rules. Letter-press order of battle. Bookplate of George Hastings Cox, a prominent collector of Canadiana, to the front pastedown. Somewhat rubbed, upper joint just starting toward the tail, spine creased, title page soiled, light browning, else a very good copy. First edition. "Originally published in eleven parts" (Sabin). Lamb enlisted in the 9th regiment of foot in 1773; three years later he embarked for Canada and served initially in the operations at the siege of Quebec. Subsequently he "joined in General John Burgoyne's successful operations against Fort Ticonderoga, and was with the British army as it pursued the fleeing rebels southward to Fort Anne" (ODNB). Captured at Saratoga, he was held as a prisoner near Boston for a year, then escaped and made it to the British lines at New York. Lamb there joined the 23rd, or Royal Welch Fusiliers, and served throughout the southern campaigns until Yorktown, where he again entered captivity, and yet again escaped and made his way to New York; "He returned to England with the 23rd regiment on 5 December 1783 and was mustered out of the army a year later when peace was declared in Europe." On his return to Ireland he became a schoolmaster at the free school in White Friar's Lane, Dublin, where he remained for the rest of his life. "He undertook this work because he had seen no 'impartial detail of the more minute, but no less important occurrences of the war, which, as secret springs, actuated the public movements, and which were never any further disclosed to the world, but as comprised in the general result'" (Sabin). He was a keen observer and a careful writer, and his account is considered one of the best sources for the genuine experience of the soldiery in the war. Graves, who, like Lamb, served in the Royal Welch Fusiliers, fictionalized Lamb's services in two wartime novels, Sergeant Lamb of the Ninth (1940) and Proceed, Sergeant Lamb (1941).

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        TRATTATO DI VACCINAZIONE Con Osservazioni sul Giavardo e Vajuolo Pecorino

      Milano Dalla Tipografia Mussi 1809 - FIRST EDITION Large 4to. original half calf with red title label, gilt to spine and marbled paper-covered boards. TEXT IN ITALIAN. 221pp. + 2 plus 4 large folding hand-coloured engravings at end. Also illustrated with an engraved frontispiece of Dr. Jenner and a portrait medal of Sacco. A clean copy with no previous owners' markings or inscriptions. Occasional very light foxing and slight darkening to endpapers. Small burn hole through leather layer of spine and some light wear and rubbing to marbled boards. Overall a VERY GOOD COPY. (Shelf 4) NOTE: Heavy Book: (1.1kg +) postage outside the UK might incur a surcharge. **To see a scan of this book please visit our Home page ** The shop is open 7 days a week. Over 20,000 books in stock - come and browse. PayPal, credit and (UK) debit cards welcome. Books posted worldwide. For any queries please contact us direct. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Trattao Di Vaccinazione com osservazioni sul Giavardo e Vajuolo Pecorino.

      . Milan, Dalla tipografia Mussi, 1809, 4°, 223, (2) pp., 2 engr. vignettes and 4 hand colored folding paltes, 1 Portrait of Edward Jenner, in contemp. half leather binding; fine copy.. First edition - fine copy of this important work on vaccination of smallpox, by Luigi Sacco (Varese, 1769 - Milano, 1836). He was Italy's first and most enthusiastic supporter of vaccination, and by 1809, 1,400,000 persons had been vaccinated by Sacco or his associates. - The discoverer of this vaccination was Edward Jenner (1749-1823), a well-known English surgeon. In the 18th century smallpox was a widespread disease and occasional outbreaks of special intensity resulted in a very high death rate. Jenner discovered that a person who had suffered a attack of cowpox, a relatively harmless disease that could be contracted from cattle, could not take smallpox. So he started to inoculate people with cowpox to avoid them from suffering the much more severe and often lethal results from smallpox. This procedure rapidly proved its value. The Italian physician and surgeon Luigi Sacco, studied under Spallanzani and Scarpa, found a spontaneous cowpox stock in the neighborhood of Vares in Lombardy and he used this stock to inoculate himself and many others. He became the initiator of this vaccination in Italy on a large scale. As a general director of vaccination of the government he had succeeded in vaccinating a million and half people by 1809 when he published this work. Shortly after this publication, a French and a German edition appeared. Sacco became one of the major advocates of cowpox vaccination and his stock was, via Jean de Caro in Vienna, sent to Baghdad, where the first vaccinations of the East Indies were given. - This copy on extra fine paper is printed in a beautiful typography with some finely engraved medallions on title by Bordigna, engraved medallion portrait of Dr. Sacco by G. Benaglia and 4 very detailed engravings depicting the smallpox and cowpox as they appear on both animals as on humans. Due to the beautifully hand-colouring of the illustrations, they give a very lifelike picture of this life-threatening disease of the 18th and 19th century. - The frontispiece portrait of Edward Jenner by John Raphael Smith depicting Jenner in three-quarter length, nearly full-face, standing against a tree with right arm on branch; in background, a view of Berkeley with cows and a milkmaid, is engraved by P. Anderloni. - Heirs of Hippocrates No. 1245; Waller 8375; DSB, 12, p. 57; Whitcomb, Immunology to 1800, 3406

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        An Essay towards the Calculus of Functions Part I and II (Babbage) in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Volume 105, 1816 Part I pp. 1-22, 23-24 and Volume 106, Part II 179-256 WITH On the Fire-Damp of Coal Mines, and on Methods of Lighting the Mines So as to Prevent Its Explosion" (Davy) & "An Account of an Invention for Giving Light in Explosive Mixtures of Fire-Damp in Coal Mines, by Consuming the Fire-Damp"(Davy) in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Volume 106, 1816, pp. 1-22, 23-24 WITH "On the laws which regulate the polarisation of light by reflection from transparent bodies" (Brewster) in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Volume 105, 1815, Parts I and II, pp. 125-159

      FIRST EDITIONS of Charles Babbage's first papers as well as his most important contribution to mathematics, the calculus of functions. "The calculus of functions is undoubtedly Babbage's major mathematical invention. The subject... was taken up by [him] almost from its origin and developed by a series of ingenious generalizations" (Dubbey, The Mathematical Work of Charles Babbage, 51). Babbage's two papers formed a complete treatise on the subject; he "took a branch of mathematics barely considered by his predecessors and transformed it into a systematic calculus (ibid, 8). & & Babbage became interested in the subject as early as 1809 and continued to develop it during his years at Cambridge. In these two papers, Babbage presented his major ideas on the subject and on the strength of these, was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. "Babbage believed that his new scheme would serve as a generalized calculus to include all problems capable of analytical formulation, and it is possible to see here a hint of the inspiration for his concept of the Analytical Engine. & & "While the work on the engines and his other scientific, social and political activities caused him virtually to abandon mathematical research at the age of thirty, the calculus of functions was not taken up by other workers, and it is the aspect of Babbage's mathematical work that modern mathematicians find the most fascinating" (Dubbey 1989, 18-19). Many years later in his Passages from the Life of a Philosopher, Babbage referred to the calculus of functions as his "earliest step" and "one to which I would willingly recur if other demands on my time permitted" (Babbage 1864, 435). & & ALSO INCLUDED: First edition of the first announcement and description of an invention some have argued rescued the Industrial Revolution, Humphrey Davy's Safety Lamp. & & ALSO INCLUDED: First edition, first presentation of 'Brewster's Angle, "one of David Brewster's most important contributions to the science of physics" (Molecular Expressions Website). CONDITION & DETAILS: Philosophical Transactions Volume for the year MDCCCXV (1815) and MDCCCXVI (1816) Ex-libris bearing only a miniscule "Athenaeum Library, Liverpool" stamp and at the foot (margin) of some of the plates. Quarto. (10.5 x 8.5 inches; 263 x 408mm). [12], 446, [20]; Volume 106 [14], 366, [12]. Volume I includes 8 page index. 16 copperplate engravings; Volume II includes and 8 page index and 21 copperplate engravings. The construction of Davy's lamp is depicted in one of the plates. Full volumes, complete. Handsomely rebound in aged calf. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled; gilt-tooled fleur de lis at the spine. Red and black, gilt-lettered spine labels. Tightly and solidly bound. New endpapers. Occassional light toning and foxing. By any measure, near fine condition.

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        The American Coast Pilot Containing the Courses and Distances between the Principal Harbors, Capes, and Headlands, from Passamaquoddy through the Gulph of Florida

      Newburyport, MA: Edmund M. Blunt. Fair. 1809. Sixth Edition. Leather Bound. One of 15 editions we are offering. Go to our webpage: bookshelfmaine.com and search by KEYWORD: Blunt. You are invited to Make An Offer on any or all listed. ; 389 pages .

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        1809 Engraved Master Mason Masonic Certificate, framed and printed on Vellum, New York

      1809 - 1809 MASTER MASON MASONIC VELLUM CERTIFICATE. This original, 9.75" x 11" ornately Engraved and Printed on Vellum. August 12, 1809 (1809), Engraved "Master Mason" Masonic Certificate, Printed on Vellum, New York, Very Good + Good condition including the original red seal, but a little wrinkled up inside the frame.Masonic Certificate affirms the status of Richard Hitchings as a "Master Mason," from the Morton Lodge No. 20, New York City, dated August 12, 5809 (1809), with its original white silk ribbon and impressed red wax seal. The brown ink manuscript portions and the signatures are well written and clear, the vellum folded and wrinkled., Post-American Revolutionary War 1809 New York , A genealogy is affixed to the reverse. It relates that Richard Hitchins was born in Cornwall, England in 1777 and married the widow Mary Gates in New York in 1804. Richard died in Canada on February 18, 1845 and is buried with a Masonic emblem on his tombstone. Housed in a simple wooden frame and matted under Plexiglas to 13" x 15.5" with a full early typed detail and history attached on the reverse. An impressive, well printed example of this scarce certificate, which was originally engraved in the 1700s. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Observations sur la Nature et le Traitement de la Phthisie Pulmonaire.

      - Édition revue et augmentée par l'auteur. - A Paris, Chez Léopold Collin, Libr., 1809, (4), XLVII, 571; (4), 564 pp., 2 feine Halbledereinbände der Zeit mit reichlicher Rückenvergoldung im Empire Stil. Édition Revue et Augmentée par l'Auteur, avec les Observations et des Remarques par M. Murphy, Docteur en Médecine à Hannovre, etc. qui a traduit cet Ouvrage en Allemand, et avec celles de M. Gaspard Fédérigo, Médecin Praticien de Venise, etc. qui l'a traduit en Italien. - - "Portal's Observations sur la nature et sur le traitement de la phthisie pulmonaire (1792), which was translated into Italian (1801) and German (1802), was a synthesis of currently accepted knowledge, in which he affirmed the noncontagiousness of phthisis." - - "Baron Antoine Portal's (January 5, 1742-July 23, 1832) works appeared between 1764 and 1827, when he published Observations sur la nature et le traitement de l'épilepsie at the age of eighty-five. Although he demonstrated, even in his earliest works, an interest in pathological anatomy, Portal is known chiefly for his Historie de l'anatomie et de la chirurgie, in which he recounted (in the form of a biobibliographical dictionary) the evolution of anatomy and its surgical applications from "the Flood and the Trojan War" to 1755. Although the notices on contemporary authors led to several polemics, the work is still a valuable reference. Portal also published new editions of his patrons' works: for Lieutaud, Historia anatomica medica (1767) and Anatomie historique et pratique (1776), and for Sénac, Traité de la structure du coeur (1774). - Portal published several Instructions, commissioned by the government and addressed to physicians and the public concerning problems of public health (including asphyxiation in "mephitic vapors" and measures of first aid for the drowning and for persons bitten by rabid animals). In an Instruction published in 1775 he advocated the method of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. - In his work on liver ailments Portal cited the hepatic congestion that accompanies deficient cardiac action, the cardiac cirrhosis that can result from it, and the types of hepatitis induced by overexertion. - In 1818, an old man still attired in the style of the Ancien Régime, he was named first physician to the king, Louis XVIII, an honor of which he had dreamed all his life. He retained this office under Charles X, who named him a baron. In 1820, after repeated requests from Portal, the Académie Royal de Médecine was created, and Portal was named its permanent honorary president." Pierre Chabbert, DSB XI, pp.99-100 - - There is no complete biography of Portal. See - Paul Busquet, "Antoine Portal," in Biographies médicales, 1 (1928), no. 17, 261-272; no. 18, 277-288; François Granel, "La prestigieuse carrière d'Antoine Portal," in Monspeliensis Hippocrates, no. 2 (1961), 9-21; and Étienne Pariset, "Discourse aux obsèques du baron Portal," in Revue médicale française et étrangère, (1832), 152-155. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Trattao Di Vaccinazione com osservazioni sul Giavardo e Vajuolo Pecorino.

      - Milan, Dalla tipografia Mussi, 1809, 4°, 223, (2) pp., 2 engr. vignettes and 4 hand colored folding paltes, 1 Portrait of Edward Jenner, in contemp. half leather binding; fine copy. First edition - fine copy of this important work on vaccination of smallpox, by Luigi Sacco (Varese, 1769 - Milano, 1836). He was Italy's first and most enthusiastic supporter of vaccination, and by 1809, 1,400,000 persons had been vaccinated by Sacco or his associates. - The discoverer of this vaccination was Edward Jenner (1749-1823), a well-known English surgeon. In the 18th century smallpox was a widespread disease and occasional outbreaks of special intensity resulted in a very high death rate. Jenner discovered that a person who had suffered a attack of cowpox, a relatively harmless disease that could be contracted from cattle, could not take smallpox. So he started to inoculate people with cowpox to avoid them from suffering the much more severe and often lethal results from smallpox. This procedure rapidly proved its value. The Italian physician and surgeon Luigi Sacco, studied under Spallanzani and Scarpa, found a spontaneous cowpox stock in the neighborhood of Vares in Lombardy and he used this stock to inoculate himself and many others. He became the initiator of this vaccination in Italy on a large scale. As a general director of vaccination of the government he had succeeded in vaccinating a million and half people by 1809 when he published this work. Shortly after this publication, a French and a German edition appeared. Sacco became one of the major advocates of cowpox vaccination and his stock was, via Jean de Caro in Vienna, sent to Baghdad, where the first vaccinations of the East Indies were given. - This copy on extra fine paper is printed in a beautiful typography with some finely engraved medallions on title by Bordigna, engraved medallion portrait of Dr. Sacco by G. Benaglia and 4 very detailed engravings depicting the smallpox and cowpox as they appear on both animals as on humans. Due to the beautifully hand-colouring of the illustrations, they give a very lifelike picture of this life-threatening disease of the 18th and 19th century. - The frontispiece portrait of Edward Jenner by John Raphael Smith depicting Jenner in three-quarter length, nearly full-face, standing against a tree with right arm on branch; in background, a view of Berkeley with cows and a milkmaid, is engraved by P. Anderloni. - Heirs of Hippocrates No. 1245; Waller 8375; DSB, 12, p. 57; Whitcomb, Immunology to 1800, 3406 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Naturfreund oder Beiträge zur Schlesischen Naturgeschichte.

      Breslau, C.F. Barth/ A. Holäufer, 1809-1824. 4to (212 x 185mm). 11 volumes (bound in 7). With 572 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates and 1 plain plate. Contemporary boards (rubbed). A very scarce complete set of the natural history of Silesia. The last complete copy offered for sale was at Hartung & Karl, Auktion 30 (13-15 Nov. 1979). It made DM. 8000 (not including the premium). Friedrich Gottlieb Endler (1763-1830) was a well known artist and engraver. "Orn. hervorgetreten ist er als Stecher der ... kolorierten Tafeln des mit F.P. Scholz herausgegebenen Werkes 'Der Naturfreund oder...' (1809-1824), in dem zahlreiche Vögel abgebildet sind. Da er nur von ihm selber gesammelte oder frisch erhaltene Stücke darstellte, lieferte er gleichzeitig einen wichtigen faun. Beitr. Er wurde in Schles. sehr geschätzt, weil fast alle Vorlagen von dort stammen und überdies eingehend beschrieben sind" (Gebhardt pp. 83-84). "Das kulturelle Leben in Deutschland ist nie zentralisiert gewesen und wir können noch manche Stadt anführen, in der Bedeutendes auf unserem Gebiet geleistet worden ist, wie z. B. Breslau, wo der Stecher Friedrich Gottlob Endler 1809-24 seinen 'Schleschichen Naturfreund' jährlich mit 52 inhaltsreichen Kupfer herausbrachte (Nissen BBI, II p. 188). The work portrays the flora and fauna, especially the avi-fauna, of Silesia. Silesia was a part of Prussia, now Poland. All plates are finely hand-coloured.//Nissen ZBI, 1290.

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        The Town of Abha in Abyssinia

      William Miller, London 1809 - Image Size : 460x600 (mm), 18.125x23.625 (Inches), Platemark Size : 480x650 (mm), 18.875x25.625 (Inches), Paper Size : 510x720 (mm), 20.125x28.375 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring, Aquatint

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        ARTE DE COCINA, PASTELERIA, VIZCOCHERIA, Y CONSERVERIA.

      - Décima sexta impresión. Madrid en la Imp. de Joseph Doblado, 1809, 11x16, 4 hojas, 480p. Enc. pergamino de época. (3344).

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        Theil von der Neumark

      Kupferstich entstanden unter der Leitung von Friedrich Wilhelm Streit und anderen beim Geographischen Institut Weimar 1809. 34x45 cm. Sect. 52. Maßst. ca. 1:175.000 - Engelmann, Geogr. S. 439 - Lex. Gesch. Kartogr. S. 259 - Tooley 2 IV, S. 225 - Der ehem. Kreis Oststernberg mit den Orten Zielenzig / Sulecin, Königswalde / Lubniewice, Liebenau / Lubrza, Schwiebus / Swiebodzin, Sternberg / Torzym

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        Voyages d'un Naturaliste, et ses observations. Faites sur les trois règnes de la Nature, dans plusieurs ports de mer français, en Espagne, au continent de l'Amerique septentrionale, à Saint-Yago de Cuba, et à St.-Domingue, où l'Auteur devenu le prisonnier de 40,000 Noirs révoltés, et par suite mis en liberté par une colonne de l'armée française, donne des détails circonstanciés sur l'expédition du général Leclerc. Dédiés à ... le Comte de Lacépède.

      Paris, Dufart, 1809. 3 volumes. 8vo (220 x 135mm). pp. lxiv, 17-365; (4), 470; x, 11-476, with 43 stipple engraved plates (including frontispieces and 2 engraved plates of music) and 11 folding (some printed on both sides) tables. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gilt decorated spines, marbled sides. A rare complete copy of a book which is often found with less plates. Wood quotes a copy with 17, Sabin with 20 and Leclerc with 22 plates. Stafleu 1390 listing a copy with 34 plates informs as follows: 'Number of plates (of the third volume) varies'. Michel Étienne Descourtilz (1775-1836) was a French physician, naturalist and traveller. "Following his marriage to the daughter of Rossignol-Desdunes, who had plantations in Artibonite, he went to Saint-Domingue (Haiti) in 1798, on the way visiting Charleston, South Carolina, and Santiago de Cuba. Descourtilz became involved in the Negro revolution and, in spite of the protection of Toussaint L'Ouverture was nearly executed by Dessalines... but in 1803 escaped and sailed to Cádiz... Most of his original drawings and manuscripts, as well as his herbarium, were burned in Haiti; and in writing his books he had to rely on the works of Plumier, Joseph Surian, Alexandre Poiteau, and Turpin. His zoological contributions, particularly those on the caiman, were highly praised" (DSB). Descourtilz is better known for his 'Flore Pittoresque et Médicale des Antilles'. Many plates show zoological matter such as shells, fishes, an octopus, crocodiles, insects as well as plants, exotic fruit and sceneries. An uncut copy, signed by Descourtilz on verso of first title. //Stafleu & Cowan 1390.

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        Plantes Usuelles, Indigènes et Exotiques, dessinées et coloriées d'après nature, avec la description de leurs caractères distinctifs et de leurs propriétés médicales. Seconde édition.

      Paris, chez l'auteur & Hocquart, 1809. 2 volumes. 4to (255 x 190mm). pp. (4), viii, 266; (4), 278, (1, errata) with 133 finely handcoloured engraved plates including the frontispiece. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gilt decorated spines, green paper covered sides with gilt border. An attractive French illustrated work on medical and useful plants. Joseph Roques born in Valence made his studies at the University of Montpellier and later moved to Paris were he soon got the reputation of an eminent botanist. The plates are meticulously hand-coloured and there are 4 plants shown on each plate. "Nous ne parlons point de Simon Pauli, de Chomel et autres compilateurs plus modernes, mais aussi peu estimés, qui, sur la foi des Anciens, ont répandu dans leurs écrits les fables les plus absurdes et les erreurs les plus dangereuses. Nous avons cru faire une chose utile, en publiant un nouveau travail sur les Plantes médicinales" (Discours préliminaire p. v). The work replaced the popular but outdated work of de Chomel.//Nissen BBI, 1674; Stafleu & Cowan 9496.

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        The Plantain Tree in the Island of Cracatoa.

      Boydell, 1809 (1820), London: - A scene on Krakatoa, most notable for its depiction of the lush vegetation on the island. This view was done towards the end of the voyage, when Webber varied his subjects from the standardized depictions that illustrated Cook's 3rd Voyage. "More than ever now Webber recorded the botanical production of the tropics, depicting many markedly different plants in the same view. This new bent may be noted in "The Plantain Tree". and "A Fan Palm". Both drawings are remarkable for the density and plastic handling of the organic forms. These slices of exuberant nature differ from all of Webber's previous work. Particularly in "A Fan Palm" Webber heralds a new approach to landscape, in which no longer an extended view is unrolled and distance measured by natural components such as lakes, hills, rocks and mountains. In closing the background and renouncing open vistas, Webber presents us with a close-up of impenetrable thickness of stems, leaves and branches. Entangled in this luxurious natural growth, the eye confronts little spatial recession, as had been the ruling convention. Proceeding from a new interest in the depiction of exotic plants Webber breaks away from the traditional forms of landscape, in which fore-, middle- and background must play their role. In fact in drawings like "A Fan Palm" the traditional components of the eighteenth- century idea of the picturesque have become obsolete." (Joppein & Smith, "The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages", Yale UP, 1998, vol. 3 text, p150-1). The view was 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. Vide Cook's Last Voy. Vol. III Ch. 10. Impression mark 318 x 413 mm, on paper 500 x 360 mm. Colored aquatint in very good condition with accompanying letterpress (a sml. marginal nick). The text is drawn from the published account of the voyage. Both are watermarked J. Whatman 1820. Joppien & Smith 3.414b.

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        THE INAUGURAL SPEECHES AND MESSAGES OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, ESQ. LATE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. TOGETHER WITH THE INAUGURAL SPEECH OF JAMES MADISON, ESQ. HIS SUCCESSOR IN OFFICE.

      Boston. 1809. - 126pp. Original blue paper covers with no spine, likely as issued. Light dampstaining and soiling. Still, very good. In a slipcase. Inaugural addresses of Jefferson and James Madison, issued on the occasion of Madison's election to the presidency, together with several other messages to Congress. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 18909.

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        Des Systèmes d'économie politique, de leurs inconvéniens, de leurs avantages, et de la doctrine la plus favorable aux progrès de la richesse des nations.

      Paris, Xrouet, Déterville, Lenormant, Petit 1809 - 2 vol. in-8, [4]-XXXII-381 et [4]-408 pp., brochés sous couverture d'attente de papier rose. Edition originale peu commune de ce traité opposé aux perspectives malthusiennes : Ganilh y examine les diverses théories sur la formation, la circulation et la distribution de la richesse, sur le travail, la monnaie, le commerce et les colonies. Parmi les vues neuves, du moins en France, l'on soulignera la primauté accordée sur l'agriculture à l'industrie et au commerce, ce qui constitue une idée encore fort peu répandue à l'époque dans notre pays ; de même, l'opposition aux théories négatives de Herrenschwand sur l'influence des machines sur l'emploi ; encore, le rejet du monopole colonial comme inutile, voire dangereux pour la métropole. Charles Ganilh (1758-1836), avocat et économiste, avait pris une part active au coup du 18 brumaire, et fut nommé en échange membre du Tribunat le 4 nivôse an VIII. Il s'intéressa aux différentes mesures de réorganisation judiciaire, avant de s'élever contre la politique financière du Consulat, ce qui entraîna son exclusion du Tribunat lors du renouvellement de 1802. INED 1954. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Essay towards the Calculus of Functions Part I and II (Babbage) in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Volume 105, 1816 Part I pp. 1-22, 23-24 and Volume 106, Part II 179-256 WITH On the Fire-Damp of Coal Mines, and on Methods of Lighting the Mines So as to Prevent Its Explosion" (Davy) & "An Account of an Invention for Giving Light in Explosive Mixtures of Fire-Damp in Coal Mines, by Consuming the Fire-Damp"(Davy) in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Volume 106, 1816, pp. 1-22, 23-24 WITH "On the laws which regulate the polarisation of light by reflection from transparent bodies" (Brewster) in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Volume 105, 1815, Parts I and II, pp.

      - FIRST EDITIONS of Charles Babbage's first papers as well as his most important contribution to mathematics, the calculus of functions. "The calculus of functions is undoubtedly Babbage's major mathematical invention. The subject. was taken up by [him] almost from its origin and developed by a series of ingenious generalizations" (Dubbey, The Mathematical Work of Charles Babbage, 51). Babbage's two papers formed a complete treatise on the subject; he "took a branch of mathematics barely considered by his predecessors and transformed it into a systematic calculus (ibid, 8). Babbage became interested in the subject as early as 1809 and continued to develop it during his years at Cambridge. In these two papers, Babbage presented his major ideas on the subject and on the strength of these, was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. "Babbage believed that his new scheme would serve as a generalized calculus to include all problems capable of analytical formulation, and it is possible to see here a hint of the inspiration for his concept of the Analytical Engine. "While the work on the engines and his other scientific, social and political activities caused him virtually to abandon mathematical research at the age of thirty, the calculus of functions was not taken up by other workers, and it is the aspect of Babbage's mathematical work that modern mathematicians find the most fascinating" (Dubbey 1989, 18-19). Many years later in his Passages from the Life of a Philosopher, Babbage referred to the calculus of functions as his "earliest step" and "one to which I would willingly recur if other demands on my time permitted" (Babbage 1864, 435). ALSO INCLUDED: First edition of the first announcement and description of an invention some have argued rescued the Industrial Revolution, Humphrey Davy's Safety Lamp. ALSO INCLUDED: First edition, first presentation of 'Brewster's Angle, "one of David Brewster's most important contributions to the science of physics" (Molecular Expressions Website). CONDITION & DETAILS: Philosophical Transactions Volume for the year MDCCCXV (1815) and MDCCCXVI (1816) Ex-libris bearing only a miniscule "Athenaeum Library, Liverpool" stamp and at the foot (margin) of some of the plates. Quarto. (10.5 x 8.5 inches; 263 x 408mm). [12], 446, [20]; Volume 106 [14], 366, [12]. Volume I includes 8 page index. 16 copperplate engravings; Volume II includes and 8 page index and 21 copperplate engravings. The construction of Davy's lamp is depicted in one of the plates. Full volumes, complete. Handsomely rebound in aged calf. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled; gilt-tooled fleur de lis at the spine. Red and black, gilt-lettered spine labels. Tightly and solidly bound. New endpapers. Occassional light toning and foxing. By any measure, near fine condition.

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        The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds / Containing His Discourses, Idlers, a Journey to Flanders and Holland, and His Commentary on Du Fresnoy's Art of Painting ; Printed from His Revised Copies, (With His Last Corrections and Additions) .: . .to Which is Prefixed an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author ; by Edmond Malone

      London : Printed For T. Cadell And W. Davies, In The Strand 1809 - Physical desc. : COMPLETE IN 3 VOLUMES. : portrait illustrated. ; 22 cm. Sig. Of James Tait to the title page. Subject: Dufresnoy, Charles-Alphonse, 1611-1668 - De arte graphica. Flanders - Description and travel. Referenced by: Hilles, F. W. The literary career of Sir Joshua Reynolds. 1936. "A chronological list of painters, from the revival of the art to the beginning of the last century" [by Thomas Gray]: v.3, p. [291]-323. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title and volume indications. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 4 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MINYEH. Vue de la ville et de la chaîne arabique, prise du couchant (E. M. Vol. I Pl. 4), planche dessinée par Dutertre, gravée par Baltard & Dequevauvilliers.

      Imprimerie Impériale 1809 - - Imprimerie Impériale, Paris 1809-1828, 70,5 x 53,5 cm. - Gravure originale in plano, non rognée, extraite de l''Edition Impériale' de la Description de l'Egypte ou Recueil des observations et recherches faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition française, publié par les ordres de Sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand. Réalisée entre 1802 et 1830 et publiée entre 1809 et 1828, elle fut tirée à 1000 exemplaires offerts aux institutions. Papier vergé au filigrane 'Egypte ancienne et moderne' visible par transparence.Minyeh, aujourd'hui orthographié Minieh est une localité de la Haute-Égypte, sur la rive gauche du Nil, à 257 kilomètres au Sud du Caire. La ville actuelle occupe l'emplacement de l'antique Mounât-Khoufou (nourrice de Khéops) ; elle possède un couvent copte fameux, le Deir-el-Bakara. Non loin de là, les anciennes carrières d'Alabastrou, qui ont donné leur nom à l'albâtre.Infimes piqûres marginales n'affectant pas du tout la planche, légère décharge d'encre au dos, sinon excellent état de fraîcheur et de conservation. La monumentale première édition de la Description de l'Egypte en 13 volumes comportait 892 planches dont 72 coloriées, parmi lesquelles 9 volumes concernaient l'Antiquité. Les autres volumes traitaient de l'Histoire Naturelle et de l'Egypte moderne car Napoléon Bonaparte avait emmené avec lui une commission de savants de toutes disciplines si bien que, disait-on, dans sa description était emmagasiné 'le plus riche musée de l'Univers'. Cet ouvrage fut rédigé en partie par la baron Dominique Vivant-Denon, avant que ce dernier soit nommé directeur général du Musée Napoléon au Louvre. Plus de 80 artistes et 400 graveurs furent engagés pour ce projet titanesque. Les dimensions des planches exceptionnellement grandes nécessitèrent la création d'une presse spéciale et d'un meuble spécifique pour les conserver.! [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mechanisches Theater der Pygmäer. Mit höchster Bewilligung [.]. Der vom Blitz getroffene Atheist, oder: Il Convitato di Pietra.

      [Weimar], 14. XII. 1809. - Theaterzettel. 1 S. Folio (ca. 215:345 mm). Ankündigung für das sonst nicht nachweisbare "Mechanische Theater der Pygmäer", mit dem "Herr Verdant" aus St. Petersburg Ende 1809 in Weimar gastierte. "Ein großes Schauspiel nach dem Italienischen, geziert durch neue Decorationen, die von einem der ersten Künstler zu Moskau gemacht worden. (Alle diese Decorationen verändern sich plötzlich wie in der großen Oper zu Paris.) In diesem Stück kommt ein Sturm vor, aufs natürlichste abgebildet; eine mechanische Figur, die auf einen Leuchtturm klimmt und ihn anzündet, um die durch den Sturm zerstreuten Schiffe zu leiten; und ein Gewitter, während dem ein Schiff vom Blitz und von den Wellen verschlungen wird. Ueberdem werden Zwischenspiele der artigsten Verwandlungen, ländliche Tänze, auch ein Ballet der Furien gegeben werden, die brennende Fackeln tragen, Feuer und Flammen speyen und den Atheist in der Hölle quälen. Den Beschluß des Schauspiels macht ein prachtvoller Feuerregen mit glänzenden Sternen, durch welchen der Atheist verzehrt wird [.] Der Schauplatz ist im Stadthaus [.] Entree-Billets sind im Gasthof zur goldnen Sonne zu haben". - Braunfleckig und etwas knittrig; einige Einrisse. Zeitgenöss. hs. Numerierung "160" im Oberrand.

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        Die essbaren Schwämme des Österreichischen Kaisersstaates.

      - Wien und Triest, in Geistingers Buchhandlung, 1809. Small-8vo (190 x 110mm). pp. cxxiii, 174, with 30 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half cloth, gilt spine. First edition of this beautifully produced work on edible fungi of Austria. Leopold Trattinnick (1764-1849) was a wealthy Austrian botanist, who published some of the great Austrian sumptuously produced works on botany. He was curator of the k.k. Hof-Naturaliencabinette from 1809-1835. The colouring of the plates is excellent. Small paper repair to title.Stafleu & Cowan 14.880. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bobtail the Property of the Rt. Honble. the Earl of Egremont

      Edward Orme, London 1809 - Line and stipple engraving, printed in colours, by Whessell (cut to edge of plate mark, mounted onto later backing sheet). A fine example of the colour-printed racing print, painted and engraved by Whessell, print number 3 from his 'Portraits of Celebrated Running Horses' series, here re-printed by Orme Whessell issued eight plates in this series between 1806 and 1808. All eight were republished by Edward Orme in 1809. "John Whessell was both an engraver and painter of some ability. Since he engraved many of his own paintings, a superior skill in the former department may have 'improved' any faults he may have had in oils. Whessell seems to have lived in London for most of his life. Principally as an engraver, but also as a painter, Whessell must have been a successful artist during his life, of which we know so little." (Lane British Racing Prints p.182) Charles Lane British Racing Prints p. 182; cf. Mellon British Sporting and Animal Prints p.202; Siltzer p.337.

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        Remarks on Several Parts of Turkey [VOLUME 1 ONLY] Part I: Aegyptiaca or Some Account of the Antient and Modern State of Egypt, as Obtained in the Years 1801, 1802. Accompanied with Etchings, from Original Drawings Taken on the Spot by the Late Charles Hayes of the Royal Engineers.

      Printed for T. Payne, Pall Mall; and Cadell and Davies, Strand by Richard Taylor and Co., London 1809 - RARE FIRST VOLUME - Part I only, text volume. 215x285mm. X+439 pages. Marbled Hardcover with blue cloth spine and corners. Gilt lettering on spine. Cover rubbed. Cover corners bumped. Cover edges worn. Spine yellowing. Spine edges bumped. Binding visible on front inner cover and between pages 230-231. Ex-library stamp and ink inscription on title page. Three small wormholes, two from the rear inner cover and one from the front inner cover, extending into page edges. Several pages partly torn, some pages have been fixed. Pages 227-230 bottom edge torn with no damage to text, and detached from binding. Page 225/226 bottom and inner edges partly torn. Last few pages have been thoroughly fixed with tape, protective film sheets, and other measures with damage to text. There are several ink markings on several pages. Pages browning, slightly age-stained and wavy. [SUMMARY]: This remarkably rare book has suffered unfortunate age-damage due to library possession, and may require special care. It is still readable nonetheless, but is otherwise in fair but somewhat fragile condition. We have priced it according to all above-mentioned damages. PLEASE NOTE: This book's cover is very worn, loose or missing. If you'd like, we can send this book to be rebound for an extra charge. The book is in : English [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [HASSELL'S DRAWING MAGAZINE OF RURAL SCENERY ...]

      [London: Published by Thomas Tegg, ca. 1809-10].. Seventy parts, disbound folded signatures, comprised solely of images and captions, accompanied by aquatint caption titles for volumes one and two (without wrappers). Some occasional foxing, dusting and offsetting, a few marginal smudges, but a good lot. A partial, broken run of numbers 1 - 74, lacking numbers 14, 48, and 65. The periodical is scarce; the entry in COPAC for the holding at Oxford indicates a total of 100 numbers were published, each consisting of four or more illustrations, on four panels of a folded quarto sheet. Numbers were issued in printed wrappers, which bore the title, imprint and adverts. The illustrations often present a single view replicated in outline and aquatint, and occasionally other intermediate states, suitable for instruction. Hassell produced the majority of the illustrations, but a few are after drawings by George Morland. Most of the images depict rural activities, scenery, and/or livestock; others are floral, including a couple of instances where the aquatint is colored. Some of the plates were also utilized in variant forms of the publication. Examples of the individual parts in the original printed wrappers are rare; for example, the British Art Center at Yale has only parts 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, & 10 in wrappers. OCLC: 54272639.

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        Dizionario D'ogni Mitologia E Antichita 8 Volumes Set Including 2 Supplementary Volumes

      Milano, Batelli, 1809-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 8 Volumes. Italian. Fine modern leather bindings. Gilt lettering on spine. Library bookplate on front paste downs. Numerical stamp on title pages. Clean, unmarked page with minimal tanning. Brunet, IV, 851; Graesse, V, 429. <br><br> Pagination: Vol. I: 523p., 15 pl. of which 14 are hand-colored; Vol. II: 558p., 13 pl. of which 12 are hand-colored, with one folding; Vol. III: 759p., 27 pl. of which 24 are hand-colored, with one folding; Vol. IV: 747p., 22 pl., 1 folding, of which 15 are hand-colored; Vol. V: 714p., 15 pl. of which 11 are hand-colored; Vol. VI: 856p., 24pl. of which 19 are hand-colored; Supp. I: 607p, 9 pl. of which 8 are hand-colored, with one folding; Supp. II: 660p., 46 pl. of which 45 are hand-colored, with one folding. <br><br> Felice Romani was an Italian poet and scholar of literature and mythology who wrote many librettos for the opera composers Donizetti and Bellini. Romani was considered the finest Italian librettist between Metastasio and Boito. At the University of Genoa he translated French literature and, with a colleague, prepared a six-volume dictionary of mythology and antiquities, including the history of the Celts in Italy. Romani&#39;s expertise in French and antiquity is reflected in the libretti he wrote; the majority are based on French literature and many, such as Norma, use mythological sources. <br> This volumetric work not only details the mythology of Ancient Greece and Rome but all know cultures in the world at the time between 1809-1825, spanning all continents from Okee from North American Powhatan lore to the lore of the First Emperor of China to Mitra. <br><br> This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        Somerset House, In Its Original State. With the various Buildings on the Banks of the River Thames, as far as Westminster. From an Ancient Painting in Dulwich College.

      Wm. Herbert and Robt. Wilkinson, London 1809 - Engraving with original hand-coloring. This view exhibits Somerset House, previous to the alterations made by Inigo Jones, to fit it for use of Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles 1st. Adjoining it is the Savoy, and immediately behind it, the only view extant of Exeter House. Further on is Worcester House and Stairs, and Suffolk House. The Buildings in the distance are Whitehall and Westminster Abbey; opposite to which are Lambeth Church and Palace. Sheet size: 13 1/4 x 18 1/2". Inventory#: p393pmat.

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        Examen de l'action de quelques vegetaux.

      Paris 1809 - (1) Examen de l&#146;action de quelques végétaux, sur la moelle épinière . . . [3]- Offprint from Bulletin du Société philomathique 1 (1809). 22pp. (2) Expériences pour servir à l&#146;histoire de la transpiration pulmonaire. Offprint from Bulletin du Société philomathique 2 (1811). 3-20pp. (3) Mémoire sur les organs de l&#146;absorption chez les mammifères. Offprint from Bulletin du Société philomathique (1809). 16pp. Together 3 works in 1, 8vo. 204 x 125 mm. Quarter morocco, marbled boards in period style. Light toning, otherwise fine. First Separate Editions. Extremely rare offprints of some of Magendie&#146;s first experimental papers. The first paper, which marks the foundation of experimental pharmacology, describes the effects on the spinal cord of the Javanese plant "upas tieute" (of the strychnos group); the third examines the absorption of poisons in mammals. They represent the first records of attempts to administer chemical substances to living organisms in a systematic way so that the effects of similar chemical agents from different sources may be compared. Magendie reprinted the "Mémoire sur les organs de l&#146;absorption" in the first volume of his Journal de physiologie expérimentale (1821), noting that he had found nothing to alter in it even after the passage of eleven years since its first publication. The second paper is Magendie&#146;s memoir on the loss of water from the lungs. Olmsted, Magendie, pp. 35-47; he does not cite these offprints in his bibliography, and notes only the 1821 reprint of the "Mémoire." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Culpeper's English physician; and complete herbal. To which are now first added upwards of one hundred additional herbs, with a display of their medicinal and occult properties, physically applied to the cure of all disorders incident to mankind. To which are annexed rules for compounding medicine according to the true system of nature: forming a complete family dispensatory and natural system of physic

      J Adlard, LONDON 1809 - A good copy of the 12th edition of Culpeper's English Physician and Complete Herbal as revised by Ebenezer Sibley. The book consists of two parts: the Herbal dated 1809, and the English Physician dated 1810. The Herbal has a frontispiece portrait of Culpeper; dedication to Thomas Dunkerly Esq, 'Provincial Grand Master'; Preface; introduction; and herbal with 29 hand coloured plates of plants - totalling 396 pages. The second book - The English Physician - has a separate title page and frontispiece and 12 further full page tinted plates of the human body. The first two are particularly finely engraved. This totals 244 pages. An index for the herbal is bound at the rear - the final leaves have been repaired with tissue and there is some text loss. The book has been rebound in half leather with marbled boards and new endpapers. The original title label has been reused. There is some water-staining to the frontispiece of the Herbal and occasional browning and spotting through both works. The colour plates vary in quality: some being very bright and clean - others with marking or light brown staining. Plate 10 has been backed with a tissue repair. Pages 133 and 244 of the Herbal have small ink marks. The page edges are uncut. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essays and Letters on Various Political Subjects

      New York: I. Riley 1809 - Three quarter leather backed marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine. Some rubbing to the spine ends and corners and the joints are starting to crack. Internally the book is tight, usual toning to the pages for its age. Previous owner's inscription on front pastedown in period writing and the numbers "4/6" on ffep. First edition - Some of the essays in this group had been published previously; hence the reference on the title page to this edition as the second. This is, in fact, the first edition of this anthology. The notation "Gould & Van Winkle, Printers" appears on the verso of the advertisement (second) leaf. Howes W-676, Graff 4747, Sabin 105480. The following essays are included in the work: "An Argument Against Continuing the War for the Subversion of the French Government", "A Letter to the Duke of Portland, Being an Answer to the Two Letters of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke, Against Treating for Peace with the French Republic", "A Letter to the Respectable Citizens, Inhabitants of the County of Orleans; Together with Several Letters to Governor Claiborne, and other Documents Relative to the Extraordinary Measures Lately Pursued in This Territory", "Copies and Abstracts of Certain Letters and Official Documents", and "Proposals for Publishing a Digest of the Laws of Castile and the Spanish Indies." An extremely rare work that has sold three times in auction in the last 200 years. Streeter sold a copy for $550 in 1967. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORY OF BRAZIL, Comprising a Geographical Account of that Country, Together with a Narrative of the Most Remarkable Events Which Have Occurred There Since its Discovery; A Description of the Manners, Customs, Religion, &c. of the Natives and Colonists; Interspersed with Remarks on the Nature of its Soil, Climate, Productions, and Foreign and Internal Commerce. To which are subjoined Cautions to New Settlers for the Preservation of Health.

      Henry Colburn,, London: 1809 - 304 pp. First edition. Decorative, green cloth; blind stamped covers; spine and boards rebacked; red morocco label gilt stamped. Binding tight; boards lightly rubbed; corners bumped; internally in very fine condition. Borba 374. Quoting the Advertisement: As the recent political changes in Europe have naturally attracted the general attention towards the New World, no apology, it is presumed, can be deemed necessary for presenting to the public the following succinct account of one of the most interesting colonies in that quarter of the globe. The jealous and illiberal policy which at all times characterized the government of Brazil, in its intercourse with foreigners, have hitherto rendered it difficult to obtain accurate information respecting the productions, trade, and commerce of this colony. The author therefore trusts that the information contained in the following sheets cannot fail to prove acceptable to the general reader, and highly interesting to every one engaged in commercial speculations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRAITE MEDICO-PHILOSOPHIQUE SUR L'ALIENATION MENTALE.

      1809 - Paris, Chez J. Ant. Brosson, 1809. In-8 (133 X 206) demi-veau fauve, dos lisse orné de huit filets gras dorés, fleuron doré dans les compartiments, auteur et titre dorés, tranches jaunes mouchetées (reliure de l'époque) ; (1), faux-titre, titre, XXXII pages (préface & introduction), 496 pages, 2 tableaux dépliants et 2 planches gravées hors-texte. SECONDE EDITION, entièrement refondue et très augmentée. Elle contient deux tableaux dépliants "Régime des aliénées de la Salpêtrière" & "Table générale des aliénées de la Salpêtrière", et in fine deux planches hors-texte reproduisant douze figures gravées par Maleuvre. "La seconde édition comprend près de 200 pages nouvelles consacrées à son expérience institutionnelle à Bicêtre, et surtout à la Salpêtrière". (POSTEL & QUETEL). "Ce traité, dont la première édition [1801] est placée résolument sous le signe des lumières et de la philanthropie, procède à la description d'une entité clinique, à la codification du "traitement moral" de la folie, à l'amorce de la définition et de la glorification de l'institution asilaire, à la consécration de la psychiatrie comme discipline médicale à part entière. [.] Le traité, traduit en plusieurs langues, a été, suivant la formule consacrée, "un livre de base pour des générations d'étudiants" ; il est devenu classique et n'a pas été sans influence sur le mouvement philosophique et littéraire, notamment sur Hegel, Maine de Biran et Stendhal". (En français dans le texte, 203). "Pinel was among the first to treat the insane humanely; he dispensed with chains and placed his patients under the care of specially selected physicians. Garrison considered the above book one of the foremost medical classics, giving as it did a great impetus to the humanitarian treatment of the insane." (GARRISON & MORTON, 4922). Pinel founded the french school of psychiatry. The second french edition is very substantially enlarged by Pinel. Cerne de mouillure claire aux faux-titre, titre et premier feuillet de la préface, le tout sans gravité, sinon exemplaire en BEL ETAT, dans sa solide reliure de l'époque. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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