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        Oceanique Centrale.

      Paris: 1809 - The continent of Australia dominates this map. It is cartographically important as an early depiction of the Peron/Freycinet voyage that named many portions of the South Australian coast. Some of Flinder's coastal names are included. West of the Blue Mtns a large lake is dotted-in "according to the natives". Handsome engraving lower left corner of an aboriginal walking with a shield, nearby a platypus, wombat & numbat. Tooley plate 67 & 151, p. 112 #843. Copper engraving, original outline hand-color, 12 x 8 3/4".

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Poems on the Abolition of the Slave Trade; Written by James Montgomery, James Grahame, and E. Benger. Embellished with Engravings from Pictures Painted by R. Smirke, Esq. R.A.

      Printed for R. Bowyer, The Proprietor, London 1809 - First edition. Large quarto. Sympathetically rebound in later quarter morocco and marbled papercovered boards, with dark red spine label. Engraved title and twelve plates. Some staining and foxing to the title and plates, smudging to the front fly, else a handsome, very good copy. *Work* p. 309; *Sabin* 50145. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Anleitung zur Technologie, oder zur Kentniß der Handwerke, Fabriken und Manufacturen, vornehmlich derer, welche mit der Landwirthschaft, Polizey und Cameralwissenschaft in nächster Verbindung stehn nebst Beyträgen zur Kunstgeschichte.,

      Göttingen, Verlag Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1809 - XXIV, 1 BL. 740 Seiten und 16 Bl. Register sowie 1 Bl. Verbesserungen Vor- und Nacnsatz leicht fleckig, sonst fast fleckenfrei Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 900

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        Mechanisches Theater der Pygmäer. Mit höchster Bewilligung [.] Der von einem Wallfisch verschluckte und vom Neptun beschützte Harlekin.

      [Weimar], 17. XII. 1809. - Theaterzettel. 1 S. Mit 2 Holzschnittvignetten am Blattkopf. Folio (ca. 220:355 mm). Ankündigung für das sonst nicht nachweisbare "Mechanische Theater der Pygmäer", mit dem "Herr Verdant" aus St. Petersburg Ende 1809 in Weimar gastierte. "Dieses große Schauspiel prangt mit einer Menge von Decorationen, Verwandlungen, Intermezzo's u.s.w. Nichts ist versäumt worden, es zu verschönern. Außer den angenehmen Scenen, in welchen Harlekin sowohl, als verschiedene Fische vom Wallfisch verschluckt werden, wird das verehrungswürdige Publikum Neptun aus dem Schooße des Meeres auf einer Seemuschel emporsteigen sehen, von Seepferden gezogen, und von verschiedenen Gruppen, Tritonen, Nereiden und Syrenen begleitet. Die Decorationen werden sich eben so, als in der großen Oper zu Paris, in einem Augenblick verändern. Das Schauspiel wird durch einen Tanz auf dem strammen Seile von einer mechanischen Figur, die alle Pas, welche die Tanzkunst erfordert, macht, beschlossen. Se. Majestät Napoleon gekrönt von der Siegesgöttin. Den Beschluß macht ein Ballet [.] Der Schauplatz ist im Stadthaus [.] Entree-Billets sind im Gasthof zur goldnen Sonne zu haben." - Braunfleckig und etwas knittrig; einige Einrisse und alt hinterlegte Eckausrisse (minimaler Textverlust). Zeitgenöss. hs. Numerierung "158" im Oberrand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Five Engraved Maps of Devonshire (1809)

      James Wyld, London 1809 - Printed at the Tower of London under the direction of Col. Mudge and published in Charing Cross East by James Wyld, these Five maps are mounted on card and contained in custom made slip-case. Each map has a designated number (20, 21, 26, 27, 29) and they all relate to parts of North Devon. Lettering on the maps engraved by E. Bourne, and card is backed by linen. and edged with green ribbon. Slip-case is rubbed, but maps all VG [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage autour du Monde , pendant les années 1790, 1791, et 1792... auquel on a joint des recherches sur les Terres Australes de Drake, et un examen critique du voyage de Roggeween

      Paris: Courcier, 1809. Five volumes, octavo, and a quarto atlas; contemporary French quarter calf and papered boards, flat spines banded in gilt with double orange labels, a beautiful set. The first French commercial voyage to the Northwest coast. The first French commercial voyage to the Northwest coast of America, and the second French circumnavigation - some twenty-five years after Bougainville's.Returning from Bengal in 1788, Marchand had come across the voyager Portlock who told him of the lucrative fur trade between the Northwest coast and China. 'The trading firm of Baux in Marseilles underwrote a commercial expedition and purchased and fitted out the copper-sheathed ship Solide, which sailed in December 1790 for the Pacific via Cape Horn. At the Marquesas, Marchand took possession of two islands, Uapou and Nukuhiva (which he named Ile Baux), not knowing of Ingraham's visit on the Hope two months earlier... At the Northwest coast he obtained a large cargo of furs, sailed south to Hawaii, through the Marianas, and reached Macao...'This was a successful voyage but a commercial failure. Marchand was unable to sell his furs, and upon his return to France they were impounded by a revolutionary faction and eventually perished. The firm of Baux ultimately lost two-thirds of its capital in the venture...' (Forbes).Nevertheless, Marchand had proved that in times of peace, the French could compete successfully in the Pacific trade. As Marchand died in 1793, the work was actually written by Count Charles Pierre Fleurieu, himself an explorer. It includes a good account of discoveries along the American coast, from Cortes in 1537 to Malaspina in 1790, including records of Drake, Juan de Fuca, Cook, La Pérouse, Meares, Colnett, Portlock and Dixon. Considerable text is devoted to descriptions of natural history specimens collected en route. The final volume contains a critical analysis of Roggeween's voyage, and the engraved charts include five of Alaska and the Northwest coast, four of Marquesan interest and one of Hawaii, while the China Sea chart contains important corrections. Lada-Mocarski calls it "a very important and authoritative work for the history of the Northwest coast".O'Reilly and Reitman note: 'Relation du voyage du Solide, rédigée par Claret de Fleurieu. Fleurieu, qui ignorait l'existence du manuscrit de Marchand, n'avait entre les mains que le journal de bord de Prosper Chanal, capitaine en second du Solide, auquel il ajouta, au cours de la rédaction, les observations de Claude Roblet, chirurgien du bateau. Le voyage de Marchand forme ici le noyau d'un vaste travail de compilation, où les observations géographiques, nautiques, ethnographiques et zoologiques. sont confrontées avec celles des voyages espagnols (Mendaña, Quiros), hollandais (Roggeween), anglais et américains (Cook, Ingraham, Roberts, Hergest)...'.The book was published in Paris in 1798-1800 in two forms, as four quarto volumes, the last an atlas of plates, or as six volumes, the first five the text in octavo and the sixth the same atlas as the quarto edition. In 1809 the octavo version was reissued in the form offered here, with the simple substitution of a new title-page (Forbes cites a re-issue of the quarto rather than the octavo version, perhaps in error).

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        Letters From Canada, Written During A Residence There In The Years 1806, 1807, And 1808, Shewing The Present State Of Canada. Exhibiting Also The Commercial Importance Of Nova-Scotia, New Brunswick, & Cape-Breton; And Their increasing Ability, in Conjunction with Canada, to furnish the necessary Supplies of Lumber and Provisions to our West-India Islands

      London, 1809 - First edition. With large folding map as frontis and 3 folding tables. [xvi] 406 pp. Bound in modern quarter mottled antiqued calf and marbled boards. Sabin 28393; TPL 824; Dionne II 939; Gagnon I 1548; Lande 282; Morgan p. 160.; Watters p. 962; Vlach 359; Story p. 679; ; Goldsmiths' 19842; Kress B.5510 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFinely 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.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 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.

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        The Friend; A literary, moral, and political weekly paper, excluding personal and party politics, and the events of the day. Conducted by S.T. Coleridge, of Grasmere, Westmorland. FIRST EDITION.

      Penrith: printed and published by J. Brown. 1809-10 Revenue stamps in each issue. Contemp. half red sheep, gilt spine, marbled boards.Wise 20. Parts 1-20, June 1 1809 - January 4 1810, and the 16pp 'supernumerary essay', dated January 11, 1810. 336pp continuously paginated. Coleridge was responsible for almost the entirety of the publication, which was formed of essays and articles drawn from the author's widespread knowledge of history, law, philosophy, politics, and literary criticism. Impressive in its breadth of subject matter, the publication was nonetheless inaccessible to many readers, and despite having over 500 subscribers, failed to attain financial viability. Publication ceased in spring 1810, though the work was considered important by Coleridge's peers, and a second edition appeared in 1818.

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        Beyspiellose Ereignisse und ausserordentliche Thaten unserer Zeit. Besonders aus der Geschichte der Völker Oestreichs zur geistreichen Unterhaltung und ergreifenden Nacheiferung für die Jugend. Wien, H. F. Müller 1819. Kl. 8°. XII. (inkl. gest. Titel), 1 Bl., 168 S., mit 3 (altkolor.) Kupfertafeln, Pbd. d. Zt. mit Rtit.

      - Bibliograph. für mich nicht zu ermitten.- Sehr selten (in Deutschland nur 1 Ex. in der IJB München nachweisbar).- Enth. Ereignisse aus den napoleonischen Kriegen u.a. über Speckbacher, Schlacht bei Aspern, Schlacht bei Malborghetto, Andreas Hofer, Schwarzenberg bei Arcis, Prinz Victor von Neuwied.- Die Kupfertafeln gest. v. J. Stöber nach Loder zeigen ?Speckbachers Zufluchtsort auf dem Gemshaken?, ?Heldentod der öster. Hauptleute Hensel und Hermann 1809? u. Andreas Hofer im Dom zu Innsbruck?.- Etw. stockfleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben, Rücken mit kl. Bezugsfehlstellen.

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        Thoughts in Prison, In Five Parts, viz. The Imprisonment, The Retrospect, Public Punishment, The Trial, Futurity .

      London: Printed for J. Mawman [etc.], 1809 - With a pencil sketch laid down and tipped in, initialled "RW" and captioned in a different hand on the support sheet, "Dr. Dodd's daughter visits him whilst in prison. Despite the intercession of Dr. Johnson and many others, Dodd was hanged in 1777 for forging a bond note (WESTHALL, RICHARD) First edition. 12mo. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Dodd. [iv], 212 pp. Blue paper boards, rebacked in linen. Scuffed and soiled. Uncut [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 ... (Truncated)

      Boston, By Cushing And Appleton, Salem, And Edward Oliver, No. 70, State Street, 1809, Hardback, First EditionFull Book Title: 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.....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.; 511 pages; Description: viii, 511, [1] p. 22 cm. Subjects: Frontier and pioneer life--New England--Dictionaries. New England--Biography--Dictionaries.

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        Two Pencil Sketches by William Daniell, after Architect George Dance, showing the artists William Hodges and Samuel Pepys Cockerell]

      1809 - Each pencil sketch on a sheet 10 x 8 inches. Matted to 15½ x 13½ inches. Minor toning and soiling. Very good. One great landscape artist portrays another. Two pencil drawings by landscape painter and engraver William Daniell, after drawings by George Dance, possibly executed around the time of Daniell's engraving of the portraits for the work A Collection of Portraits Sketched from the Life since the year 1793 by George Dance .(London, 1809-1814). Daniell (1769-1837) was an accomplished landscape artist, etcher and engraver. He traveled with his uncle, renowned landscape painter Thomas Daniell, to India (1786-1793), where he assisted his uncle and developed his own skills. He later produced many magnificent views of locales around the globe, particularly of India. In addition to his well-known landscape works, he also engraved and published a series of portraits drawn by architect George Dance (1741-1825), some of which were published in a two volume work in 1809-1814. Late in his career, Dance turned his hand to other art forms, including music and chalk profile portraits of friends and acquaintances. The two subjects depicted here are fellow artists - Samuel Pepys Cockerell was a fellow architect, and William Hodges was a painter, particularly noted for being the artist on Captain James Cook's second voyage. Each volume of the work published thirty-six portraits with descriptive text about the subject. William Hodges is depicted in the second volume. The engraved portrait faces right, while this sketch faces left, making it a mirror image for printing. The Yale Center for British Art holds not only the published work but also a volume of proof prints, each labeled in manuscript, with the manuscript title "A Series of Portraits drawn by George Dance Esq. and Engraved by Wm. Daniell." This proof volume is comprised only of portraits, with no text, and includes a further eighty-five engravings beyond the seventy-two published by Daniell in 1809-1814. This is particularly interesting in light of the fact that while the portrait of William Hodges appears in the published work, Samuel Pepys Cockerell does not - though he is among the proof prints. Since Dance's original drawings were done in chalk, which is a much looser medium than line-engraving, it is possible that Daniell created these drawings to provide himself with a more defined and delineated image from which to create his engraving. These drawings therefore provided an interesting and important step in the engraving process. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Boats of the Friendly Islands.

      Boydell, 1809 (1820), London: - A detailed view of early Fijian twin hulled boats, one in the foreground with 5 natives, with a large vessel behind complete with a dwelling and a dozen natives. 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. II Bk. 11 Chap. IV. Impression mark 443 x 320 mm, on paper 500 x 360 mm. Colored aquatint in very good condition (sml. closed tear in margin) with accompanying letterpress (slt. creased), which describes both this plate & "A Sailing Canoe of Otaheite". The text is drawn from the published account of the voyage. Both are watermarked J. Whatman 1820. Joppien & Smith 3.73b.

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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.

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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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