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        Cairo general view

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        RACCOLTA DI CINQUANTA COSTUMI PITTORESCHI INCISI ALL ACQUA FORTE

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Very early Stammbuch, Salzwedel, April 18, 1807

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

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Autograph Letter, signed ("N Webster"), to Samuel M. Hopkins of New York, discussing his plans for a specimen sheet of his proposed Dictionary

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        A NEW ANALYSIS OF CHRONOLOGY

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

      [Bookseller: The Sangre Book Company]
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        Scotland Upper and Lower part

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

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        4 (2 autogr.) documents signed (mostly "Necker Staël de Holstein").

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Narrative of a Captivity and Asventures in France and Flanders Between the Years 1808 and 1809

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

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Travelling Sketches In Russia And Sweden During The Years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808.

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

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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        Travelling Sketches in Russia and Sweden during the years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808. (First Edition)

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

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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        THE HISTORY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT IN 1670, TO THE YEAR 1808.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Document Signed

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

      [Bookseller: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs]
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        Versuch einer angewandten Naturlehre zunächst für die Privatschule bürgerlicher Mädchen zu Habsthal. Beigebunden: Dr. Mezlers Unterricht über ide physischen Pflichten der Eheleute.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. From His Lordship's Manuscripts.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Essay on Sepulchres: or, a Proposal for Erecting some Memorial of the Illustrious Dead of All Ages, on the Spot where Their Remains have been Interred

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

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        THE CABINET OF MOMUS; A CHOICE SELECTION OF HUMOROUS POEMS.

      Philadelphia: Published by Mathew Carey, 1809. - viii,136pp. plus six engraved plates. 12mo. Original plain paper boards. Boards rubbed and edgeworn, spine rubbed and chipped. Tanned, some foxing. Two early plates and three early text leaves stained. Good. Prints humorous works by Pindar, Freneau, Ladd, Swift, Dibdin, Pitt, and others. One of the earliest printed collections of American humor, and scarce. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 17136.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Carte du Royaume de Hongrie Avec les Pays Adjacents

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

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

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

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        The Cabinet of Momus; A Choice Selection of Humorous Poems

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

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        Sandy Bay Valley in the Island of St. Helena

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

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        HISTOIRE DE LA MAISON D'AUTRICHE, DEPUIS RODOLPHE DE HAPSBOURG (sic !) , JUSQU'A LA MORT DE LEOPOLD II (1218-1792).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Modern Geographer, being a general and complete description of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, with the oceans, seas, and islands in every part of the world. Including an exposition of the civil and military governments ., and a copious explanation of the manners, costume, amusements, and religions of the respective inhabitants, 5 volumes

      Published by A Whellier , Paternoster Row no date approximately 1809 - , volume one 4 page advertisement, 40 page introduction, and 624 pages, volume two 575 pages, volume three 576 pages, volume four 528 pages, volume five 527 pages, title page to each volume, 28 hand coloured folding maps, 30 engraved plates as called for in the binders list at the rear of volume five First Edition , corners bumped, gilt on spines rubbed, small piece of leather missing at head of volume one (replaced with inserted piece ), a little splitting beginning at head of two joints, some maps have shadowing from being folded, volume four has a 3 inch damp stain affecting the corner of one map lightly and the corner of one plate, another damp stain at the rear affects five plates half way across and the rear end paper is coming loose, rear hinge cracked, head of spine of volume four split, otherwise a good set , contemporary speckled calf, gilt bands and decoation to spines, bookplates of William Croughton on front paste downs Octavo (over 7-10 inches tall) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations on madness and melancholy: including practical remarks on those diseases; together with cases: and an account of the morbid appearances on dissection The second edition considerably enlarged.

      J. Callow, London 1809 - 8vo. pp. vii, [1], 345, [1]. Pages are generally clean with occasional spots of marginal foxing. Edges of title page are age-toned. Book plate re-mounted on inside front cover belonging to Clements C. Fry, M.D. (1892-1955) Professor of Psychiatry at Yale and a well known collector of medical prints. Bound in full modern calf done after an early style. Old spine label is preserved. John Haslam (1764-1844) was an Apothecary or Medical Officer at Bethlem Hospital (Bedlam) and afterwards the Governor of St. Luke's Hospital. Haslam was one of the most knowledgeable practitioners in his field. However, according to Hunter and Macaplpine his attitudes toward patients were rather "harsh and unfeeling." In 1816 scandals arose over poor patient care at Bethlem Hospital and Haslam was dismissed from his position (perhaps unfairly). The "Observations on Madness" was first published in 1798. Haslam, however, considered the second edition with its many additions, to be his magnum opus. It remained the standard work for a number of years. [Hunter and Macalpine, pp. 632-39]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de Mémoires ] Observations sur l'Emploi du Zinc - Des Mortiers ou Cimens - De la nature et des Propriétés de huit espèces d'Electricité - Théorie de l'origine des Montagnes

      Henri Agasse 1809 - 1 vol. in-8 relié demi-basane maroquiné bordeaux, reliure aux armes impériales (aigles et couronnes grattés), toutes tranches dorées, contient : E.O. : Observations sur l'emploi du zinc. Preuves de l'innocuité de ce métal : nécessité de le substituer au cuivre, au bismuth et au plomb, avec lesquels les Potiers d'étain allient ce métal pour lui procurer plus de solidité, De l'Imprimerie de Henri Agasse, Paris, 1809, 2 ff., 17 pp. et 1 f. blanc / Des mortiers ou cimens, Expériences qui font connaître la cohésion que contracte la chaux avec les matières minérales, végétales ou animales, troisième édition, A Paris, 1809, 48 pp. / E.O. : De la nature et des propriétés de huit espèces d'électricité; par B. G. Sage, De l'Imprimerie de Henri Agasse, Paris, 1809, 36 pp. / E.O. : Théorie de l'origine des Montagnes, et de l'accrétion quotidienne de la masse solide du Globe, avec des conjectures sur la cause des subversions qu'il a éprouvées, De l'Imprimerie de Henri Agasse, Paris, 1809, 50 pp. et 1 f. blanc Comme le signale Quérard, ces opuscules "n'ayant pas été destinés au commerce, il est vraisemblable qu'ils n'ont été tirés qu'à un petit nombre" (Quérard, VIII, 308). Etat très satisfaisant (rel. frottées et aigles grattées, bon état par ailleurs). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyages and Travels

      London, Printed for William Miller,, 1809. to India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt, in the years 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805, and 1806. 3 volumes, quarto (300 × 238 mm) original boards with near contemporary sheep reback, red morocco labels to the spines. Half-titles, 3 engraved vignette headpieces, 69 plates, maps and plans, 11 of them folding, including a 2 large maps of the Red Sea area, "from the Straits of Bab-el-mandeb to Salaka," & "From Salaka to Suez." A little rubbed, hinges repaired, some plates with short splits at the fore-edge, 2 plates torn without loss and repaired, but overall very good. First edition, one of 50 large paper copies. "This work contains much information of a novel and important kind... It was read through the press by Mr. Salt, who was Secretary and Draughtsman to Lord Valentia" (Lowndes). Henry Salt supplied all the drawings upon which the plates are based and in the same year, 1809, published a series of hand-coloured aquatints under his own name entitled Twenty-Four Views in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt. Valentia's was the first British mission to Abyssinia, sent to conclude an alliance to obtain a port on the Red Sea in case France, under Napoleon, should seize Egypt, and was important in opening Abyssinia to the West.

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        Plate 23 - View of Grand Cairo

      London 1809 - Henry Salt (1780-1827) Plate 23 - View of Grand Cairo from Twenty-four views in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt London: William Miller, 1809 Hand-colored aquatint engraving by Robert and Daniel Havell 21 1/2" x 31" (inches) Condition: paper has been trimmed; foxing throughout top half of image; discoloration on paper edges Henry Salt was born in Lichfield, England on 1780. He was initially trained as an artist under the direction of John Hoppner, a popular portrait painter of that time, in London. In 1802 he accompanied the Viscount Valentina as secretary and draughtsman on a tour of the east, including India, Abyssinia (modern Ethiopia) and Egypt. At the time it was common for wealthy travelers to be accompanied by an artist. Salt made many paintings on this voyage, some of which served to illustrate Lord Valentia’s publication of his travels, published in 1809 as Twenty-four Views in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt. This set of hand-colored aquatint engravings, executed by Robert and Daniel Havell, is often compared to Thomas and William Daniell’s publication Oriental Scenery (1795-1808) and David Roberts’ The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia (1842-1849). Salt was a skilled draughtsman, portraying both the sweeping panoramic landscapes of India, Abysinnia and Egypt, and the costume and lifestyle of the peoples inhabiting those lands. After finishing this publication, Salt was summoned back to Abyssinia in 1809 by the British government to establish diplomatic and trading links. In 1816 Salt was given the post of British Consul-General of Egypt. His position gave him unique opportunities to pursue his growing interest in the monuments and antiquities of Egypt. He employed archeologists such as Giovanni Belzoni to excavate ancient Egyptian sites, such as Thebes, Giza and Abu Simbel, and undertook important archeological research at the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Salt also collected a large number of artifacts, such as the head of Ramses II, most of the antiquities Salt collected were purchased by, and can be seen at, The British Museum and the Louvre. In 1825, Salt published an important essay on the deciphering of hieroglyphs, a subject at the forefront of research at the time. Salt passed away in 1827 and was buried in Alexandria.

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        VOYAGES AND TRAVELS TO INDIA CEYLON THE RED SEA ABYSSINIA AND EGYPT In The Years 1802 1803 1804 1805 And 1806 Volume I - III [Complete]

      William Miller, 1809. - 1st edn. 3 vols. 4to. Contemporary elaborately gilt tooled uniform half calf on marbled paper laid boards (neatly rebacked with original spines relaid - a near Fine set). Pp. vi + 496, iv + 520, iiii + 506 (marbled endpapers with previous owner's armorial bookplates; plates and pages clean and unmarked), illus with all plates and engravings in place. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pagoda at Tanjore

      William Miller, London 1809 - A splendid aquatint portrait of the Great Pagoda of Thanjavur Henry Salt, artist, traveller, diplomat and collector of antiquities, was born at Lichfield, Staffordshire, England 14 June 1780. He was destined to be a portrait-painter, and on leaving school was taught drawing by Glover, the watercolour-painter of Lichfield. In 1797 he went to London and became a pupil of Joseph Farington, R.A., and (in 1800) of John Hoppner, R.A. The turning point in his career was 3 June 1802, when Salt left London for an eastern tour with George, viscount Valentia (afterwards Lord Mountnorris), whom he accompanied as secretary and draughtsman. He visited the Cape, India, Sri Lanka, and (in 1805) Abyssinia, returning to England on 26 Oct. 1806. He made many drawings, some of which served to illustrate Lord Valentia's Voyages and Travels to India , published in 1809. The present image is from a work titled Twenty-four Views in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egyp t, published by William Miller, with hand-coloured aquatints by D. Havell and J. Bluck from Salt's own drawings. The originals of all these drawings were retained by Lord Valentia, who also retained the ownership of the copper plates after Salt's death. The format and style of presentation of the plates is similar to Thomas and William Daniell's great work, Oriental Scenery (1795-1808), and displays great artistry by both Salt and his engravers. Brihadishvara Temple at Thanjavur is an 11th century pyramidal temple in southern India. Abbey Travel II 515 no.3. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by J. Bluck after Henry Salt, on wove paper. Image size: 16 3/4 x 23 1/4 inches.

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        THADDEUS OF WARSAW, 2 VOLUMES

      1809 - PORTER, Miss [Jane]. THADDEUS OF WARSAW, 2 VOLUMES. Boston: Lemuel Blake, 1809. First American edition from the Fourth English edition. 307/296 pp. 12mo., calf with red gilt morocco spine labels. Front joints starting, moderate rubbing to boards and spines. Labels clear and only slightly dulled. Contemporary small printed bookplates to front pastedowns; ink ownership to front flyleaves. Some dampstaining to edges of pages, light to moderate foxing in the text and end matter. Porter's second work, preceded only by a children's story. A popular early effort in the historical novel genre (through twelve editions), it is based on the Polish independence movement of the late 18th century, and was lauded by the Polish patriot Kosciusko. Quite scarce.

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        WORKS]. P. VIRGILIUS MARO: IN USUM SCHOLARUM / AD NOVISSIMAM HEYNII EDITIONEM EXACTUS

      Impensis J. Johnson et al., Londini 1809 - Fine Edition, Fine Contemporary Binding,And Appropriate, Unusual Painting of Mt. Etna. 248 x 146 mm (9 3/4 x 5 3/4"). 2 p.l., 700 pp. With commentary by Christian Gottlob Heyne. HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY NAVY BLUE STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, DENSELY GILT, covers with thick and thin gilt rule border and large central laurel wreath, that on the front with the Latin motto "Honoris Causa" ("For the sake of honor"), that on the rear with the name Thomas T. Churton and the date 1817, raised bands, spine lavishly gilt in compartments filled with foliage and small tools emanating from a central fleuron, gilt titling and turn-ins, all edges gilt. WITH A SPLENDID LATER PAINTING OF MOUNT ETNA ON THE FORE EDGE. In a recent plush-lined blue folding cloth box with gilt spine titling. With ink stamp of Bolton Public Library on verso of title and first page of text. Lowndes IV, 2777. Corners slightly bumped, boards a little faded, first two gatherings mildly foxed, isolated rust spots or faint freckled foxing, but still AN ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE COPY, the handsome binding virtually unworn, the text clean and smooth, and the unusual fore-edge painting very well preserved. This scholarly edition of Heyne's acclaimed Virgil comes in a fine contemporary binding with an unusual and striking fore-edge painting. Dibdin, Gibbon, and Sandys all praise Heyne's edition of Virgil; Cowper even wrote a poem "On Receiving Heyne's Virgil from Mr. Hayley." Christian Gottlob Heyne (1729-1812) rose from poverty to become professor and university librarian at the pretigious University of Göttingen, and one of the preeminent classical scholars in Europe. Sandys credits hims with being "the first who with any decisiveness attempted . . . To read in the writings of the Ancients, not their language alone, or even their detached opnions and records, but their spirit and character, their way of life and thought." Our volume contains the text of the Eclogues, Georgics, and the Aeneid, with Heyne's copious commentary. The attractive binding, done for Anglican clergyman and scholar Thomas Townson Churton (1798-1865), is exactly what one would expect to find in the library of a gentleman scholar. In the opinion of Jeff Weber, the vivid fore-edge painting was probably done in the 1920s. It shows a coastal landscape on Sicily, rendered in rich green and deep blues. There is a bay on the left and a tiny village perched above the sandy beach, with white-capped Mount Etna emitting a thin wisp of smoke in the background. Purplish clouds are gathering in the distance, which combined with the smoking volcano lend a frisson of foreboding to the otherwise tranquil scene. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De wegen des levens, of de vraag: welk beroep wilt gij kiezen? gedaan aan alle aankomende jongelingen en toegewijd aan alle ouders en voogden.

      Amsterdam, Johannes van der Hey, 1809. - 12mo. VIII+278 pp. + extra pp. 86/87. Met gegrav. titel & 9 gegrav. platen die elk 12 facetten van een beroep uitbeelden (van D. Veelwaard naar J. Smies). Gebonden. Fraaie leren prijsband met het vergulde stempel van de Maatschappij tot Nut van 't Algemeen met daaromheen in een ronde lijst: Amsterdams Tweede Departement, schoolbestuur; verder vergulde versiering langs en op de randen en op de rug. Goed ex. (Barstje in het stempel op voorplat; papier hier en daar iets roest- of watervlekkig; het diploma met de prijstoekenning is niet meer aanwezig). * Waller, Populaire boeken, 555.

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        Proceedings in the Court of King's Bench, on the trial of an action brought by Francis Wright, Upholsterer, against Colonel Wardle, for the furniture, etc. etc. of Mrs. Clarke's house in Westbourne Place. Before Lord Ellenborough, and a special jury, on Monday, July 3d, 1809. Taken in short-hand by a student of the Middle Temple.

      London: printed and published by T. Gillet, 7, Crown-court etc. 1809 - 52,[4]p. Recent wrappers. A very good copy. Rare: NLS, Bodley and Newcastle in COPAC. Colonel Wardle was briefly a national hero when he led the charge against the Duke of York that in disposing of military patronage he had been under the corrupt influence of his mistress Mary Anne Clarke, forcing his resignation as Commander-in-chief of the army. However, several months later an upholsterer Francis Weight took action against Wardle for the non-payment of a bill for furnishing Mrs Clarke's house. During the trial (which the attorney general prosecuted with the intention of destroying Wardle) it emerged that Wardle's own relationship with Mrs Clarke was far from innocent and that he had made Clarke a promise to provide her with furnishings in return for her testimony against the Duke. Wardle was found guilty and his reputation never recovered. Lord Ellenborough (1750-1818), who presided at this trial, was no friend to the radicals. Alarmed by the excesses of the French revolution he had deserted the Whig party and became a Tory. As council for the crown he assisted in the prosecution of Thomas Hardy and John Horne Tooke. On the death of Kenyon he was appointed lord chief justice. He was against penal reform and constantly opposed all the efforts of Sir Samuel Romilly for the amelioration of the criminal code. He campaigned against the abolition of the pillory, and as a legislator was responsible for an Act 43 Geo. II c. lvii by which ten new capital felonies were created. He thought that the criminal laws could not be too severe. He was the presiding judge who sentenced D. I. Eaton for publishing the third part of Paine's Age of Reason which was the occasion of the famous pamphlet of 1812 which Shelley addressed to him. "There are no laws," wrote Shelley, "which screen you from the reproof of a nation's disgust, none which ward off the just judgement of posterity, if that posterity will deign to recollect you. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        TWO PENCIL SKETCHES BY WILLIAM DANIELL, AFTER ARCHITECT GEORGE DANCE, SHOWING THE ARTISTS WILLIAM HODGES AND SAMUEL PEPYS COCKERELL].

      [Np, but possibly London. nd, but possibly ca. 1809]. - Each pencil sketch on a sheet 10 x 8 inches. Matted to 15 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches. Minor toning and soiling. Very good. 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, 1809-14). Daniell (1769- 1837) was an accomplished landscape artist, etcher and engraver. He traveled with his uncle, renowned landscape painter Thomas Daniell, to India (1786-93), 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 1809-14. 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. DNB (online).

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        The United States of North America: with the British Territories, and those of Spain

      Wm. Faden, [London] 1809 - The seventh issue of one of the most important early maps of the United States Faden's sequence of maps of the United States represents one of the most important cartographic depictions of the newly independent republic. The present map is the seventh issue of the fourteen total appellations (including the parent plan and thirteen subsequent issues). The Faden sequence comprises a fascinating series of historical documents regarding the political development of the United States, each issue capturing a distinct stage in America's transformative change. The map does not acknowledge the recent admission of the State of Ohio (1803), though the process of territorial development is noted in "The Seven Ranges" and "Army Land" in the southeast corner of the state, where Thomas Hutchins established the wisdom of using right angles and grids to establish governmental and proprietorial entities, the system that would overlay most of America's future territory. Various private and public plans are underway throughout the southern halves of Ohio and the future Indiana and Illinois. For example, an enterprise that was headed by "Colonel Simmes [sic]," in western Ohio. John Cleves Symmes (1742-1814), an eccentric New Jersey magistrate, who had contributed to the Continental Army, and who later wrote a book which theorized that the interior of the earth was both hollow and inhabitable, and could be entered through the poles. The map is helpfully colored to designate, as his previous maps had, the rulership of the various parts. Now the list consists of Great Britain, Spain, France (really just cod fishing rights of the western coast of Newfoundland) and the United States, whose responsibilities now include the Louisiana Territory. Faden also designated purple regions that represent, "The Aborigines or Indians, and Boundaries of the Lands they have Granted". The purple regions tellingly assert the rapid spread of the white settlers including all the Great Lakes and cutting through New York, Pennsylvania and south through Georgia. Clearly, the British supposition and hope that the Americans would be confined to the Atlantic seaboard was false. Faden elected to present the extreme British conception of the border in northern Maine, (whose northern boundary disputes would continue well into the 19th century) and in the northwest, the border was supposed to run west to the source of the Mississippi, when in reality the source was located well to the south. The map also features "The Twenty Leagues Line" located off of the east coast that marked the exclusive maritime jurisdiction of the United States. The composition is completed by an especially finely engraved title cartouche which depicts scenes of commerce in the prosperous new nation. Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography," 80 (g) in Tooley "The Mapping of America." Not in Phillips. Copper-engraved map, with full original colour, in excellent condition apart from repair to center fold.

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        ESSAI SUR LE PRINCIPE DE POPULATION, Ou Expose Des Effets Passes et Presens de L’Action de Cette Cause Sur le Bonheur du Genre Humain; Suivi de Quelques Recherches Relatives a L’esperance de Guerir ou D’adoucir les Maux Qu’elle Entraine

      Paris and Geneva: Chez J.J. Paschoud, 1809. 3 volumes. First edition in French. 8vo, contemporary half calf and speckled boards, spines with gilt ruled bands, red morocco title label and green morocco volume label, lettered in gilt. xxiii, 424, [3], ad; 395, [3]; 392. A very fine and handsome set, clean and sturdy in absolutely period state. The first French edition of Malthus&#146; landmark work. The translation from the English is by Pierre Prevost, probably from the third English edition which was corrected and expanded by Malthus. French editions of Malthus are uncommon and this set is in exceptional condition in its original and contemporary state.<br> Originally written in response to a discussion with the author&#39;s father on the perfectibility of society, the book was reprinted several times with many alterations and additions as Malthus defended his views against a host of critics.<br> "The central idea of the essay--and the hub of Malthusian theory--was a simple one. The population of a community, Malthus suggested, increases geometrically, while food supplies increase only arithmetically. If the natural increase in population occurs the food supply becomes insufficient and the size of the population is checked by &#39;misery&#39;--that is, the poorest sections of the community suffer disease and famine. Malthus recognized two other possible checks to population expansion: first &#39;vice&#39;--that is, homosexuality, prostitution, and abortion (all totally unacceptable to Malthus); and second &#39;moral restraint&#39;--the voluntary limitation of the production of children by the postponement of marriage. This was the solution to the population problem that Malthus advocated. The &#39;Essay&#39; was highly influential in the progress of thought in early nineteenth-century Europe" (PMM). Marx, Engels, Paley, Darwin, Wallace, Keynes, and Ricardo were all influenced by Malthus--either working off his ideas or reacting against them.

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        THE LOGIC OF CONDILLAC

      1809 - CONDILLAC, Etienne Bonnot, Abbe de. THE LOGIC OF CONDILLAC, Translated by Joseph Neef, as an Illustration of the Plan of Education Established at his School near Philadelphia. Philadelphia, 1809. 12mo. 136[2]pp. First American edition. Condillac (1715-80) proposed that all learning and thinking originated in sensory experience. Joseph Neef (1770-1854) brought the ideas of Pestalozzi, the Swiss educational reformer, to the USA. Following Pestalozzi, he pioneered in the principles of "alternative education:" establishing a friendly relationship with the students, and eschewing memorization, drill, and corporal punishment in favor of field trips, demonstrations, and participatory learning. He believed that understanding was preferable to rote, and that health and excercise promoted learning. After founding schools in Switzerland and Paris he was persuaded to come to Philadelphia, and then to the Indiana utopian community of New Harmony. This book follows up on Neef's "Sketch of a Plan and Method of Education" (Philadelphia, 1808), the first educational treatise published in the New World. In early gray-green boards. Paper spine quite worn; foxing and spotting, light dampstain to last few leaves; ink owner's names to title. On the whole just a good copy. Quite scarce.

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        Don Quixote - 1809 Edition, 2 Volume Set

      S.A. and H. Oddy 1809 - Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel De. The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha. First Thus, Two Volume Set. S.A. and H. Oddy, 1809. Fantastic copy of Cervantes' magnum opus, the most influential work of literature to emerge from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. Translated from the original Spanish by Charles Jarvis, Esq. Embellished with engravins. Both volumes present. Rebound in quarter bound and tipped leather over marble boards. Pages a bit toned. Overall, looks exceptional. Good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Entrance to the Elephanta Cave

      Published as the Act Directs for Thos. Daniell, Howland Street, Fitzroy Square, London 1809 - A stunning view of the cave-temple on Elephanta Island in the middle of Bomay harbour, from Thomas and William Daniell's celebrated book "Oriental Scenery". This "rock-cut Hindu sanctuary . is generally attributed to the 6th-century Shilahara rulers. The main entrance is through a columned hall entirel;y hewn out of the basalt hill that rises in the middle of [Elephanta] . island. Known to the Portuguese . the Elephanta cave-temple was a popular excursion for European visitors at the time of the Daniells" ( India yesterday and today p. 183). The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is considered one of the finest illustrated works on India. Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture, and antiquities that graced the countryside. They then devoted a further thirteen years to publishing their remarkably accurate aquatints. In Britain, the impact was explosive. A cult of Indian architecture, landscaping and interior decoration arose, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as its centerpiece. The Daniells gave the English public their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement still lies in their ability to blend the picturesque with the real, resulting in images that capture the European taste for the sublime landscape, while still remaining faithful to their subjects. The Daniells brought the romance of the English landscape to the antiquities of India and provided England with an accurate vision of this wondrous country. Consisting of one hundred and forty-four views, published in six parts, the work was issued in seven stages: three sets of twenty-four plates titled Oriental Scenery with title dates of 1795, 1797, and 1801; twelve plates titled Antiquities of India dated 1799; twenty-four plates titled Hindoo Excavations dated 1803; twenty-four plates titled Views in Hindoostan dated 1807; and twelve further plates of Antiquities of India published without a title page in 1808. All plates were engraved by the Daniells and all are taken from their drawings save the twenty-four plates of Hindoo Excavations , which are after drawings by James Wales. Abbey Travel II. 420 no. 58 ; Martinelli and Michell, India: Yesterday and Today , p. 183, no. 117. Aquatint by and after Thomas & William Daniell, coloured by hand, on 'Whatman' wove paper.

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        Ellora, Dhumar Lena] Doomar Leyna

      Published as the Act Directs for Thos. Daniell, Howland Street, Fitzroy Square, London 1809 - A stunning view of the Dhumar Lena, a cave-temple dating to the 6th century, from Thomas and William Daniell's celebrated book "Oriental Scenery". The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is considered one of the finest illustrated works on India. Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture, and antiquities that graced the countryside. They then devoted a further thirteen years to publishing their remarkably accurate aquatints. In Britain, the impact was explosive. A cult of Indian architecture, landscaping and interior decoration arose, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as its centerpiece. The Daniells gave the English public their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement still lies in their ability to blend the picturesque with the real, resulting in images that capture the European taste for the sublime landscape, while still remaining faithful to their subjects. The Daniells brought the romance of the English landscape to the antiquities of India and provided England with an accurate vision of this wondrous country. The sixth part of Oriental Scenery is twenty-four plates based on drawings by James Wales, primarily of the excavations at Ellora. The title of this section was Hindoo Excavations in the Mountain of Ellora , near Aurungabad in Decan. The mountain contains 34 "caves" that were created to serve as monasteries and temples for Buddhists, Hindus and Jains, each religion having several spaces. The present image is of "one of the earliest of the Hindu series [of cave-temples, which] is assigned to the 6th-century Kalachuri period . The Dhumar Lena is ingeniously cut into the hillside so as to create multple entrances, with light flowing in from three directions." ( India yesterday and today p. 198). Abbey Travel II. 420 no.110; Martinelli and Michell, India: Yesterday and Today , p. 198, no. 131. Aquatint by Thomas Daniell after James Wales, coloured by hand, on 'Whatman' wove paper.

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        THE CHRONICLES OF ENGRUERRAND DE MOSTRELET, Containing an Account of the Cruel Civil Wars Between The Houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the Possession of Paris and Normandy by the English, Their Expulsion Thence, and of Other Memorable Events That Happened in the Kingdom of France as well as in Other Countries. A History of Fair Example and Great Profit to the French, Beginning in the Year MCCCC. Where That of Sir John Froissart Finishes, and Ending at the Year MCCCLXVII. And Continued by Others to the Year MDXVI. Translated by Thomas Johnes, ESQ.

      London Hafod Press 1809-1809 - 5 volumes. FIRST EDITIONS of Johnes&#146; translations. LARGE PAPER, FOLIO COPIES, ONE OF ONLY SIX SETS WITH THE PLATES IN TWO STATES, both handcoloured and in sepia. Of the large paper sets issued in only 25 sets total, 19 were issued without the coloured plates. This then is one of the very rare copies with coloured plates and one of only six thus. Extensively illustrated with very fine plates issued in two states, both in sepia and hand-coloured and illuminated, 102 plates total. Large Folio, bound in full dark-green crushed morocco, the spines lettered in gilt between raised bands of the spines. Each volume is housed in a cloth covered open-end slipcase. A very handsome set of this rare work. Some weakness to a few hinges. VERY RARE LARGE PAPER FIRST EDITION COPIES. ONE OF ONLY SIX COPIES PRINTED. Johnes's translation was the standard for most of the nineteenth century. "Froissart might be called the great interviewer of the Middle Ages. The newspaper correspondent of modern times has scarcely surpassed this medieval collector of intelligence. He traveled extensively in the various countries of Europe; he conversed with gentlemen of rank everywhere; and he had the remarkable knack of persuading those about him to divulge all he wanted to know. He learned the details of battles from both sides and from every point of view. He delighted in the minutest affairs of every cavalry skirmish, of the capture of every castle, and of every brave action and gallant deed. He lived from 1337 to about 1410, and wrote chiefly of contemporaneous events. The "Chronicles" are universally considered as the most vivid and faithful picture we have of events in the fourteenth century. As a picture of the most favorable side of chivalry, the work has no equal" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, pp. 334-5). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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