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        [Op. 70 no. 2] Deux Trios Pour Pianoforte, Violon et Violoncelle composes et dedies a Madame la Comtesse Marie d'Erdödy... Oeuv. 70 No. [2]. [Parts]

      Leipsic Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 1340] [August 1809]. Folio. Disbound. Piano: 1f. (title), 3-9, [10] (blank), 11-31, [i] (blank) pp.; Violin: 8 pp.; Violoncello: 7, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Price: "2 Rthlr." Annotations to violin part in pencil in an unknown hand. Some minor marginal staining; slightly creased; minor paper imperfections.. First Edition. Rare. Kinsky pp. 167-68 (the publisher records a print run of 100 copies only). Dorfmüller p. 218 (2 complete copies only, located at the Beethoven-Haus: Eller C op. 70 and C 70/16). Hoboken 2, 309.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Monsigny [Pierre-Alexandre]

      Se vend chez Quenedy rue neuve des Petits Champs no. 15 á Paris. Dep.à la Bib. Imp. 1809. Plate mark 25 x 19 cm. The whole sheet 34 x 25 cm. Aquatint. A tear in the lower margin and just into the text, not affecting the image. A few short tears and some minor creases to the margins. Traces of ink residue to the margins and image.. A portrait of Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny (1729 - 1817), a french opera composer. The remarkable thing about this portrait is that it was executed in the rare physionotrace technique, and that it is big. Most physionotraces are quite small. The technique was invented in the mid 1780s. by the frenchman Gilles-Louis Chrétien (1745 - 1811). The present one was executed by Cretiéns partner and competitor Edme Quenedey (1756 - 1830). A physionotrace was executed by a mechanical device capturing a profile in a very detailed way. The physionotrace is regarded as an important stepping stone toward the development of photography. No machine is preserved to this day, just a sketch in the Bibliotheque National in Paris. Its history is brief from its invention in the 1780s to its disappearance in the early 19th. century. Accordingly, physionotrace images are very rare today. Few countries outside France produced these kind of images, Germany and the United States being two of them

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        VOYAGE EN ESPAGNE DU CHEVALIER SAINT-GERVAIS, officier français, et les divers evenements de son voyage par.

      Libr. Chez Arthus-Bertrad. París, 1809 - . 20,5 cm. 2 vol.: (I) XIV-464 pág., 1 h. (II) 2 h., 415 pág., 1 h. Ilustr. con un retrato del autor y 2 lám. calcográficas, fuera del texto, dibujadas por Lafitte y grabadas por Adam. Dos vol. enc. de época en media piel, deslucida. Ligera señal de óxido. * Primera edición. Novela ambientada en la España el siglo XVIII es un interesante retrato de las costumbres, de los tipos y de la sensibilidad de la época, en la que las referencias históricas y las descripciones de los lugares que visita a lo largo de su viaje destacan más que el propio relato. Étienne François Lantier (Marsella, 1736-París, 1826) sirvió en la caballería algún tiempo. Fue miembro de la academia de los Arcades de Roma, de la Crusca de Florencia, de la Academia de Marsella. García Romeral 962. Palau 131248. Literatura de viajes. España Espanya i Portugal Libros modernos a partir de 1830 francés [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Anbetung des Jesuskindes.

      . Bleistift, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, signiert Mitte unten "Glink". 25,6:20,2 cm. Am Oberrand mehrere Quetschfalten im Papier.. Im Mittelpunkt des künstlerischen Schaffens von Glink stand die religiöse Malerei. Zunächst folgte er dem Beruf seines Vaters und wurde Schnitzer. 1809 zog er nach München. Seit 1814 besuchte er die Münchner Akademie und wurde Schüler von J.P. von Langer (1756-1824). 1823 erhielt er ein Reisestipendium, das ihm einen Aufenthalt in Rom ermöglichte. 1820 ,,stellte er eine Anbetung der Hirten und Christus und Magdalena aus. Altarbilder führte er u.a. aus für die Frauenkirche und die Petrikirche in München sowie für die Klosterkirche in Beuerberg. 1834-37 war er an der Ausmalung der Burg Hohenschwangau beteiligt, wo er meist nach Entwürfen von M. von Schwind (1804-1871) mit Szenen aus dem Leben Karls des Großen arbeitete. Das Stadtmuseum in München, Maillinger-Sammlung, bewahrt einige Zeichnungen von Glink, auch das Museum Georg Schäfer Schweinfurt besitzt Werke des Künstlers.

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        Monsigny [Pierre-Alexandre]

      Se vend chez Quenedy rue neuve des Petits Champs no. 15 á Paris. Dep.à la Bib. Imp. 1809. - Plate mark 25 x 19 cm. The whole sheet 34 x 25 cm. Aquatint. A portrait of Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny (1729 - 1817), a french opera composer. The remarkable thing about this portrait is that it was executed in the rare physionotrace technique, and that it is big. Most physionotraces are quite small. The technique was invented in the mid 1780s. by the frenchman Gilles-Louis Chrétien (1745 - 1811). The present one was executed by Cretiéns partner and competitor Edme Quenedey (1756 - 1830). A physionotrace was executed by a mechanical device capturing a profile in a very detailed way. The physionotrace is regarded as an important stepping stone toward the development of photography. No machine is preserved to this day, just a sketch in the Bibliotheque National in Paris. Its history is brief from its invention in the 1780s to its disappearance in the early 19th. century. Accordingly, physionotrace images are very rare today. Few countries outside France produced these kind of images, Germany and the United States being two of them. A tear in the lower margin and just into the plate area up to the text, not affecting the image. A few short tears and some minor creases to the margins.

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        Earliest known Zachary Taylor letter ? as 24-year-old Infantry Lieutenant ? with rare oval Louisville, Kentucky, postmark ? regarding the sale of a horse

      Louisville, KY, April 23, 1809 Autograph Letter Signed ?Z. Taylor,? 2 pages, 8? x10?, front & verso, with integral leaf, reinforced at joint of two sheets, addressed by Taylor to ?Walker Read Esqr / Washington, Kentucky,? rare clear oval 33mm x 24mm ?LOUISVILLE / May 11. / KENTUCKY? black ink postmark. Expert infill and mending on verso of address leaf. Folds. Handwritten postal markings; this was before Taylor had his military franking privilege. Fine condition.This type Louisville postmark is illustrated by David G. Phillips in the standard reference catalog of American Postal History, ?American Stampless Cover Catalog,? Volume 1, Fourth Edition (1985) and was rare and valuable even then.In full, original spelling, ?D Sir, Agreeable to your request I waited on Mr. Jones who had your hores I tried for some time to dispose of him for Cash but the most I had offered for him was forty dollas I have sold him to Mr. Jones on a credit of twelve monts for fifty dollars he pays for the kee

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        The Port Folio. Three bound volumes with issues 1809, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814 including tribute to Marine killed in War of 1812 on Old Ironsides.

      Joseph Dennie, 1809 - 1814, Philadelphia: - With an article titled "Masonic Oration", a tribute to a Marine killed on August 19, 1812 on board the USS Constitution, "Old Ironsides" in the naval battle with the HMS Guerriere. The Port Folio was a Philadelphia literary and political magazine, published 1801–1814 by Joseph Dennie one of the leading scholars and authors of the Federalist period who wrote under the name Oliver Oldschool. The Port Folio was the first important American literary journal; its pages include political articles, biographies, poetry and contemporary events. The three volumes here include: September - December 1809, and September 1814; July - December 1812; and January 1813, December 1811, and July 1814. The last volume (at the end of the January 1813 issue), is the tribute to a Marine killed on the Frigate Constitution by the British in the Frigate Guerriere, in the War of 1812. This tribute is titled: "A Masonic Oration on the Death of Brother William S. Bush, Lieutenant of Marines, Who was killed on board the frigate Constitution, during her engagement with the British frigate Guerrier, on the 19th of August, 1812 . before the officers of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania ."(p100). 8vo, many engraved illustrations. Three quarter tan leather and marbled boards. Boards a bit rubbed, spines rubbed & titles no longer legible, internally very good condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        On Cutaneous Diseases: Volume I

      Philadelphia: Kimber and Conrad, 1809. Hardcover. Very Good. 420, [2] p.22 cm. Contemporary full calf with glt-tooled title on leather spine label: "Willan on the Skin." Modern sensitive restoration: front board reattached, back hinge strengthened, and spine restored. English physician Robert Willan (1757-1812) is considered the founder of dermatology. First American Edition. Although additional volumes were planned, only volume one was published before the author's death in 1812. Former owner's name faintly at head of title page: W.W. Watson. In Very Good Condition: restoration, as described above; leather is rubbed and scraped; pages are browning but clean and tight. A solid copy of this important and scarce work.&

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        On Cutaneous Diseases Volume 1

      1809. The book shows significant wear due to age, but still presents very nicely for being over 200 years old. The front cover and first page have separated from the book (see image) and the both sides of the cover are scratched, scuffed and fading. Other than the front cover, all other pages appear to be secure to the spine. The last page is missing. Pages contain various stains. This is a very rare publication of the first american published book on skin diseases. 8.75" x 5.5"

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        Gesamtansicht ('Madrit').

      . Kupferstich b. Karl August Ferdinand Venus in Zittau, 1809, 17 x 28,5. (Selten!) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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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 [et al.]. 1809. "First edition, 2 volumes, large 4to (imposed in folio), pp. vi, 15, [1], xlv, [1], 375; [2], 511; collated complete with engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait, facsimile, 10 engraved plates, engraved plan of Martello Tower, Corsica, folding Plan of Battle at the Nile, Plan of Attack off Copenhagen, 2 Plans of Battle of Trafalgar, 4 engraved headpieces (by J. Landseer, J. Finden and others); contemporary quarter brown calf over marbled boards, gilt-lettered direct on gilt-decorated spine, the whole neatly rebacked with the old spine laid down; a sound and very good looking, impressive set, clean throughout.& & Engraved bookplate in each volume of Sir Joseph Radcliffe, 1st Baronet, 1744-1819.& & A large uncut copy, measuring 13¾ inches tall. This was a limited edition, as such, and copy no. 216 as evidenced by pencil marks on the plates. There were no fewer than 1200 subscribers, including many of Britain's worthies.& & “This is the standard life of Nelson, and it is largely used for all subsequent works. The authors had access to the greater part of, but certainly not all, the MSS. of Lord Nelson, then belonging to Earl Nelson; and a large body of Letters and Papers were sent to them by a great number of other persons, particularly by His Late Majesty, and by a lady who possessed Nelson’s interesting letters to his wife, before and after their marriage” ( Nicolas, Dispatches and Letters of Lord Nelson, pp. x-xi). Lowndes I, 472: ""Every Englishman ought to possess this interesting and important biography, forming a complete naval history of the last half century."""

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        A collection of farces and other afterpieces

      London: Longman, 1809. Seven volumes, duodecimo, contemporary half calf, a very good set. Mrs Inchbald's well-known collection, in a handsome binding.

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        A voyage to the Demerary, containing a statistical account of the settlements there, and of those on the Essequebo, the Berbice, and other contiguous rivers of Guyana.

      London, Richard Phillips, 1809.Original boards, uncut. With folding map (foxed). 220 pp.* First published in London in 1807. - Valuable early history of the English colonies of Berbice, Demerara and Essequibo, later called British Guiana, which had been annexed from the Dutch in 1803. With descriptions of the Dutch planters and their manners ('Splender of Dutch households'), the slave trade, Van Hoorn Company, the Indians, natural history (i.a. coffee and sugar cultivation, including a visit to a former Dutch coffee plantation), Stabroek, Reynstein, New Amsterdam, Paramaribo, etc. The author was a deputy vendue master of Surinam and was a resident of Stabroek (Demarary) for seven years. - (Age-browned).Von Hünersdorff p.154; Cf. Sabin 6182; Afro-Americana 1336; Ragatz p.220.

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        The Geographical, Natural and Civil History of Chili

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme,, 1809. Translated from the Original Italian … To which are added Notes from the Spanish and French Versions, and Two Appendixes [sic.], by the English Editor. 2 volumes octavo (213 × 128 mm) Contemporary red half morocco, six compartments formed by broad single rules, title gilt direct to the spine in the second, volume numbers within a roundel to the fifth, the others with a small square tool of cinquefoils, marbled boards, edges sprinkled blue. Folding map frontispiece to volume I, bound with the half-titles, that of volume II with a minor, seemingly contemporary repair. A little rubbed, somewhat browned, title page of volume I more so, and with some off-setting from the frontispiece, but overall a very good copy, and attractive. Originally published in Italian as two separate works, Saggio sulla storia naturale del Chili, Bologna, 1782, and Saggio sulla storia civile del Chili, Bologna, 1787, this first UK edition "Apparently a copy of the American edition of 1808, with a few alterations and some additions, but without any acknowledgement of the American original" (Sabin). Molina was a Chilean Jesuit who was ejected from his native land on the suppression of the Order in 1767, settling in Italy where he published these authoritative accounts which were quickly translated into German, French and Spanish, and a little less quickly into English. The two appendices added by the English translator are "An Account of the Archipelago of Chiloe, from the Descripcion Historical of P:.F. Pedro Gonzalez de Aguero"; and "An Account of the Native Tribes who inhabit the Southern Extremity of South America extracted chiefly from Falkner's Description of Patagonia". Molina himself appends an interesting essay on the Chilean language. Pinkerton considered the whole to be "excellent and full of information". Attractive engraved book-labels of George Matthews Esq. of Springvale, Co. Down to the front pastedowns. Matthews, commanded the Downshire Militia during the Rebellion of '98, including the infamous Battle of the Diamond.

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        Acuerdo en la ciudad de la Habana? calificado motive que habia para tartar de hacer el sostenimiento de la colonia

      Rare Cuban imprint on Agriculture. 1809. Habana. In folio (295 mm x 210 mm). 1 ff. [blank] + 5 ff. Unbound. Light toning.Rare imprint on agriculture, to contribute to the wheat cultivation in Mexico and its commerce through the Caribbean; printed in La Habana (Cuba); the imprint contains instructions for the foreign ships and the duties owed by them. One instructions is dedicated to the tax exemption, public health and the caution necessary to bring to the United States of America "Interesando conocida e inmediatamente la salud publica en el uso del yelo o nieve capaz de introducirse de los Estados Unidos de America se permite hacer su introduccion con libertad absoluta de derechos".

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        Recherches sur le system nerveux general et sur celui du cerveau en particulier

      Paris: Schoell, 1809. <p>Gall, Franz Joseph (1758-1828) & Spurzheim, Johann Caspar (1776-1832). Recherches sur le systeme nerveux en general, et sur celui du cerveau en particulier. 4to. [4], vii, 277pp. Copperplate engraved by Bouquet after PrÍtre. Paris: Schoell & Nicolle, 1809. 290 x 216 mm. 19th cent. plain wrappers, edges frayed, one or two marginal tears. Foxed & browned, some dampstaining in lower right corner, but very good. </p> <p>First Edition. This anatomical memoir, submitted to a commission of l&#39;Institut de France in 1808, and published with its report and the authors&#39; comments, was the first part of the celebrated Anatomie et physiologie du systeme nerveux of 1810-19, which introduced the theory of localization of cerebral function (see G-M 1389). It was republished as Vol. I of the Anatomie when it came out the next year. Heintel 10.1. </p>

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        Essai sur le principe de population

      Paris: J. J. Paschoud,, 1809. Traduit De L&#39;Anglois. 3 volumes, octavo. Contemporary quarter calf, marbled boards, brown morocco labels, spines lettered in gilt with gilt and black motifs, edges uncut. Board edges slightly faded and a little scuffed, joints tender, tips bumped and lightly rubbed. Overall a very good set. First French language edition, translated by Pierre Prévost. First published in English in 1798, it was perhaps the most influential work of its era on population, arguing that the growth of a population would always outrun its ability to feed itself. The first edition was so successful that Malthus soon elaborated on it under his real name, culminating in the sixth edition of 1826, which was a scholarly expansion of the first. A political economist who occupies a hallowed place in the history of biology, Malthus was acknowledged by both Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace as a key influence in developing the theory of natural selection.

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        The Ancient Liberties and Privileges of the Cinque Ports and Ancient Towns; To Which is Prefixed an Original Sketch of Constitutional Rights

      Printed for the Author by C. Stower, Paternoster Row, and Sold by T. Dickie, 88 Cornhill, London 1809. London 1809. Contemporary half black calf, marble paper covered boards, maroon and gilt title label and knurled finish with small raised bands to the spine. 8vo. 7½&#39;&#39; x 5&#39;&#39;. Contains [viii] 172 printed pages of text. Small modern bookplate to the front free end paper, sporadic foxing to the end papers, rubbing to the edges and corners of the boards, binding firm and tight and in Very Good sound condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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      Paris: Le Normant, 1809.. xxiv,[2],[3]-414;[2],[3]-403,[3],10pp. Two volumes. Octavo. Contemporary tree calf, spines gilt extra, red and black gilt morocco labels, half- titles, errata and ads bound in. Minor chip at crown of one spine, minor foxing and offsetting from calf turn-ins early and late. A very good set in an attractive period binding. First edition of this relatively early title, being a prose-epic "pendant" to Chateaubriand&#39;s other work, LE GENIE DU CHRISTIANISME (1802). As usual, volume one includes six cancels (B2,H4-7,Q1 and AA7). "Ouvrage rare et recherche en reliure du temps" - Carteret. CARTERET I:162. TALVART & PLACE 6. VICAIRE II,284-5.

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        Pardon for William Tripp, Convicted for Burglary

      Oxford: 1 September, 1809. Manuscript on laid paper sheet measuring 314 x 398 mm. folded to form four pages (of which two are inscribed), watermarked &#39;Whatman 1808&#39;, with blind-stamped Royal paper seal; folded to docket size and here externally rubbed, very good condition overall. Original manuscript pardon for convict William Tripp - here released from capital punishment upon condition of transportation for life. Convicted of burglary in Oxford in July 1808, William Tripp was one of 299 convicts transported to New South Wales on the Admiral Gambier in April 1811. The manuscript records that Tripp was &#39;Convicted of Burglary and had sentence of Death passed upon him for the same&#39;. With the gravitas befitting a Royal pardon, it continues &#39;We, in consideration of some favourable circumstances humbly presented unto us on his behalf are graciously pleased to Extend our Grace and Mercy unto him and to grant him our Pardon for his said crime on Condition of his being Transported to the Coast of New South Wales or some one of the Islands adjacent for and during the Term of his Natural Life…&#39; Through the conditional use of Royal clemency, British courts issued such pardons to transmute a range of capital crimes (including burglary and housebreaking) to transportation. Although transportation for theft is astonishingly severe by modern standards, it often replaced the gallows. On behalf of King George III this pardon was signed by Robert Jenkinson, the Earl of Liverpool, who later served as Prime Minister of Britain through the war with Napoleon. As some small consolation William Tripp&#39;s voyage to Australia was a quick one. His transport, the Admiral Gambier, held the record for the fastest direct passage from Rio de Janeiro to Port Jackson (a mere 62 days).

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        Les Ruines de Port-Royal Des Champs, En 1809, Anne Sculaire de La Destruction de ce Monastre. Nouvelle Editions, Considerablement Augmentee

      Paris Levacher 1809. Zustand: ordentliches Exemplar Einband: Hardcover 177 S.. privater Halbledereinbd., Ex Libris, Papier stockfleckig, eine Seite durch Anstückung ausgebessert

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        The capital of the tycoon: a narrative of a three years' residence in Japan. London, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green (colophons: printed by Spottiswoode & Co.), 1863 [reissued with publisher's advertisements dated April 1875]. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 2 chromolithographed frontispieces, 2 folding engraved maps (partly coloured), 14 tinted, double-tinted and chromolithographed plates (at least one highlighted with silver colour) drawn mostly by Charles Wirgman (1832-1891) and lithographed by Hanhart, 2 black & white wood-engraved plates (engraved by Pearson) and numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text (some signed by Pearson). Original publisher's gold- and blind-blocked green cloth.

      Cordier, Japonica 556; Wenckstern I, 43. First edition of a famous work on Japan by Sir Rutherford Alcock (1809-1897), the first British consul in Japan extensively illustrated with numerous chromolithographs and wood engravings. Alcock describes Nagasaki, Yokohama, a trip to Hokkaido and Japanese foreign relations, including differences between the U.S. Consul and the European Consuls. Alcock made many journeys during his stay in Japan, and records the manners and customs of the Japanese. The appendix contains notes on the agriculture, trees and flora by Mr. Veitch. A "classic work" on Japan. Tipped in is a 1-page autograph letter, signed, from the author, dated 1 July 1878. With an occasional very minor stain, hinges reinforced, otherwise in very good condition and wholly untrimmed.

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        Société anonyme des mines et fonderies de zinc de la Vieille Montagne[.] Album de 30 vues.Paris, (printed by Auguste Bry), 1850-1851. Oblong 1mo (55.5 x 38.5 cm). Tinted lithographed title-page and 30 tinted lithographed plates (55.5 x 38.5 cm, one slightly smaller: 35 x 50.5 cm), all in fine contemporary hand-colouring. Loose in modern clamshell box.

      WorldCat (only a catalogue entry, not listing any copies); no further copies in KVK; for Dony: Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology, pp. 376-377; for Maugendre: Benezit VII, p. 273. Extremely rare first edition of an impressive series of lithographed views showing the zinc mines, foundries and factories in Belgium and Germany owned by the "Société Anonyme de Mines et Fonderies de Zinc de la Vieille Montagne". The series includes views of Moresnet, Welkenraedt, Rabotraedt, Angleur, Saint Léonard (Liège), Valentin-Cocq and Bray, all beautifully rendered by the French landscape painter Adolphe Maugendre (1809-1895).The series shows the complete process of producing zinc, from the zinc ore extraction to the stoking, pouring and refilling of the crucible, and finally the production of sheets of zinc in a rolling mill. It includes four detailed views of the Saint-Léonard plant (one, surprisingly, featuring a woman and two children). In the 20th century the Vieille Montagne society, together with a number of other mining and smelting companies, evolved into "Umicore", a global materials technology and recycling group still active today.Some light marginal spotting, the title-page more severely, title-page with a tiny tear, otherwise in very good condition. An important visual record of the history of the zinc industry.

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        Plan de Vienne et de ses Environs. - Topographischer Plan der Stadt und Gegenden um Wien.

      Wien, Artaria, 1809.. Kupferstich von Sebastian Mansfeld nach Stephan Jakubicska von 4 Platten, Bildausschnitt 86 x 127,5 cm. Dörflinger, Österreichische Karten des 18. Jahrhunderts, Art 11 (p. 284-286) für die Ausgaben vor 1800 und Dörflinger, Österreichische Karten des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts Art 51 ( p. 370-373) für die späteren und speziell diese Ausgabe. "Unter den Karten, die Artaria und Comp. ... verlegte, bildet die von Stephan Jakubicska gezeichnete und Sebastian Mansfeld gestochene Umgebungskarte von Wien ... zweifelsohne des qualitativen Höhepunkt. ... Als Grundlage für die Arbeit dienten zweifelsohne die entsprechenden Sektionen der sog. Josephinischen Landesaufnahme ... Es handelt sich hiermit um die einzige Karte, die auf Grund der streng geheimgehaltenen Josephinischen Landesaufnahme entworfen und im gleichen Maßstab (1 : 28.800) und in gleicher Ausführung (Geländedarstellung) wie diese an die Öffentlichkeit gelangte." (p. 284/5). In Summe nennt Dörflinger 11 unterschiedliche Ausgaben der Karte, wobei nur die ersten beiden (1789 und 1791) in der ursprünglichen Größe (62 x 97 cm mit dem Kartenausschnitt von Korneuburg bis Laxenburg) erschienen sind und bereits ab der dritten Ausgabe 1799 um ein kleineres südwestlich anschließendes Blatt ergänzt wurde, die Karte reichte nun bis Baden und Trumau. Nach weiteren Ausgaben in den Jahren 1800, 1803, 1805 und 1808 die abgesehen von einigen Aktualisierungen kaum größere Veränderungen bringen, brachte Artaria offenbar kurz nach den Schlachten von Aspern und Wagram eine um zwei weitere südöstliche Blätter ergänzte Ausgabe heraus die auch die Schlachtfelder von 1809 zeigten. Dies ist die einzige Ausgabe der Karte auf der, wohl aus Unterwürfigkeit gegenüber der französischen Besatzungsmacht, zahlreiche Inseln in der Donau nach französischen Militärs bezeichnet wurden, so wurde zum Beispiel die Lobau zur Isle Napoleon und der Bieberhaufen zur Isle Massena, auch das Hauptquartier Napoleons in der Lobau ist gesondert verzeichnet. Durch die Erweiterungen reicht die nach Südosten orientierte Karte nun von Korneuburg im Norden bis Baden im Süden, von Deutsch Wagram im Osten bis Hütteldorf im Westen; wie meist zerschnitten (in 50 Segmente) und auf Leinwand montiert, faltbar eingerichtet, das Leinen etwas fleckig, jedoch nicht die Karte betreffend, gleichmäßiger und klarer Abdruck, in original Pappschuber der Zeit, dieser berieben und bestoßen

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        Examen de l&#39;action de quelques vegetaux

      Paris, 1809. <p>(1) Examen de l&#146;action de quelques végétaux, sur la moelle épinière . . . [3]- Offprint from Bulletin du Société philomathique 1 (1809). 22pp. (2) Expériences pour servir à l&#146;histoire de la transpiration pulmonaire. Offprint from Bulletin du Société philomathique 2 (1811). 3-20pp. (3) Mémoire sur les organs de l&#146;absorption chez les mammifères. Offprint from Bulletin du Société philomathique (1809). 16pp. Together 3 works in 1, 8vo. 204 x 125 mm. Quarter morocco, marbled boards in period style. Light toning, otherwise fine. </p><p>First Separate Editions. Extremely rare offprints of some of Magendie&#146;s first experimental papers. The first paper, which marks the foundation of experimental pharmacology, describes the effects on the spinal cord of the Javanese plant &#147;upas tieute&#148; (of the strychnos group); the third examines the absorption of poisons in mammals. They represent the first records of attempts to administer chemical substances to living organisms in a systematic way so that the effects of similar chemical agents from different sources may be compared. Magendie reprinted the &#147;Mémoire sur les organs de l&#146;absorption&#148; in the first volume of his Journal de physiologie expérimentale (1821), noting that he had found nothing to alter in it even after the passage of eleven years since its first publication. The second paper is Magendie&#146;s memoir on the loss of water from the lungs. Olmsted, Magendie, pp. 35-47; he does not cite these offprints in his bibliography, and notes only the 1821 reprint of the &#147;Mémoire.&#148; </p>

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        Essai sur le principe de population. Traduit De L'Anglois.

      Paris: J. J. Paschoud, 1809 - 3 volumes, octavo. Contemporary quarter calf, marbled boards, brown morocco labels, spines lettered in gilt with gilt and black motifs, edges uncut. Board edges slightly faded and a little scuffed, joints tender, tips bumped and lightly rubbed. Overall a very good set. First French language edition, translated by Pierre Prévost. First published in English in 1798, it was perhaps the most influential work of its era on population, arguing that the growth of a population would always outrun its ability to feed itself. The first edition was so successful that Malthus soon elaborated on it under his real name, culminating in the sixth edition of 1826, which was a scholarly expansion of the first. A political economist who occupies a hallowed place in the history of biology, Malthus was acknowledged by both Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace as a key influence in developing the theory of natural selection. Carpenter XXXII (7); Kress B.5591. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Bibliomania or Book-Madness

      Boston: The Bibliophile Society. 5th Edition or later Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Exquisite deluxe limited edition (one of 483 copies) from the Boston Bibliophile Society of Dibdin&#39;s Bibliomania, generally regarded as the most famous and influential book on book collecting. Complete with frontispiece etchings by Bicknell after Howard Pyle (in two states) in each volume. Dibdin&#39;s "most famous book is Bibliomania, or, Book-madness, containing some account of the history, symptoms and cure of this fatal disease (1809); it included biographical sketches of the collectors of his day. It successfully caught the taste of the time among the aristocracy, and the second edition of 1811 had considerable influence in exciting interest in rare books and early editions, which peaked at the duke of Roxburghe sale of May and June 1812... Dibdin popularized the word &#39;bibliomania&#39;, a term evocative of that era&#39;s antiquarian interests; his main contributions seem to have been his zealous enthusiasm in promoting book collecting generally among the aristocracy, as well as putting forth the principle of first-hand examination of books in the compilation of bibliographies" (Dictionary of National Biography). Boston: The Bibliophile Society, 1903. Quarto, original vellum-style paper over boards; original boxes. Four volumes (complete). Bookplates on front pastedowns. Pages uncut and largely unopened. Boxes (which are usually lacking) with general wear and missing label on volume 3. Books and text in pristine, fine condition. An elegant production, rare in such fine condition.

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        Albrecht von Wallenstein bzw. Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von Waldstein (Hermanitz a.d. Elbe, Böhmen 24. 09. 1583 - 25. 02. 1634 Eger). Kaiserlicher General zur Zeit des Dreißigjährigen Krieges sowie Herzog von Friedland und Mecklenburg, Fürst von Sagan. Dargestellt ist "Wallensteins Lager" bei Frankfurt/Oder,.

      . altkol. Kupferstich v. Joh.. C. Ernst Müller n. Georg Melchior Kraus, 1809, 36 x 50,5. Dargestellt ist das Lagerleben.

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        Description de l'Egypte : THÈBES. HYPOGÉES. Fragments coloriés , Bras et bandelette de momie , Briques portant des hiéroglyphes imprimés (A. Vol. II Pl. 48)

      Imprimerie Impériale 1809 - - Imprimerie Impériale, Paris 1809-1828, 71 x 53,5 cm. - Gravure originale in plano, rehaussée en couleurs à la bobine, non rognée, extraite de l''Edition Impériale' de la Description de l'Egypte ou Recueil des observations et recherches faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition française, publié par les ordres de Sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand. Réalisée entre 1802 et 1830 et publiée entre 1809 et 1828, elle fut tirée à 1000 exemplaires offerts aux institutions. Papier vergé au filigrane 'Egypte ancienne et moderne' visible par transparence. Infimes et marginales piqûres sans aucune atteinte à la gravure, sinon excellent état de fraîcheur et de conservation. La monumentale première édition de la Description de l'Egypte en 13 volumes comportait 892 planches dont 72 coloriées, parmi lesquelles 9 volumes concernaient l'Antiquité. Les autres volumes traitaient de l'Histoire Naturelle et de l'Egypte moderne car Napoléon Bonaparte avait emmené avec lui une commission de savants de toutes disciplines si bien que, disait-on, dans sa description était emmagasiné 'le plus riche musée de l'Univers'. Cet ouvrage fut rédigé en partie par la baron Dominique Vivant-Denon, avant que ce dernier soit nommé directeur général du Musée Napoléon au Louvre. Plus de 80 artistes et 400 graveurs furent engagés pour ce projet titanesque. Les dimensions des planches exceptionnellement grandes nécessitèrent la création d'une presse spéciale et d'un meuble spécifique pour les conserver.! [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Collection abrégée des Voyages Anciens et Modernes autour du Monde; avec des extraits des autres Voyageurs les plus célèbres et les plus récents; contenant des détails exacts sur les m&#156;urs, les usages et les productions les plus remarquables des différens peuples de la terre, enrichie de cartes, figures et des portraits des principaux Navigateurs. Rédigée par F.B******L.

      Paris, de l'imprimerie de F. Dufart père, 1808-1809. - 12 tomes en 12 volumes in-8. Portrait. 2ff. XVI. 609pp. 6 planches hors-texte. + Frontispice. 2ff. 472pp. 1f. 4 planches hors-texte. + Portrait. 2ff. 592pp. 6 planches hors-texte. + 2ff. 500pp. 3 planches hors-texte. + Portrait. 496pp. 3 planches hors-texte. + 447pp. 4 planches hors-texte. + Portrait. 469pp. 5 planches hors-texte. + Portrait. 432pp. 6 planches hors-texte. + 478pp. 9 planches hors-texte. + 575pp. 12 planches hors-textes. + Portrait. 504pp. 2 planches hors-texte. + 324pp. 12 planches hors-texte dont 5 dépliantes. Plein veau porphyre, dos lisses ornés (reliure de l'époque, menus défauts aux coiffes). Edition Originale de cette importante compilation des voyages autour du monde réalisés par les plus grands navigateurs de l'histoire (Colomb, Cook, Wallis, Spilberg, La Pérouse, Byron, Bougainville, Drake, Surville, etc.). Elle contient également un précis sur l'Afrique, une description des Etats-Unis d'Amérique et du Canada ainsi qu'une notice sur l'Amérique méridionale. La collection est illustrée de portraits de navigateurs, de 5 cartes dépliantes représentant l'Asie, l'Afrique, l'Océan Pacifique, l'Amérique Septentrionale et Méridionale, ainsi que de nombreuses gravures montrant les m&#156;urs et les coutumes des habitants des quatre coins du monde, tels aux îles Sandwich, à Tahiti, en Terre de Feu, au Japon, etc. Ce sont au total 76 planches qui illustrent l'ouvrage. Bel exemplaire agréablement relié. Barbier, I, p. 629. Quérard, I, p. 168. J. Ryckebusch, 465. Graesse, I, p. 285. Brunet, VI, 19792. Manque à Sabin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      William Miller, London 1809 - A lyrical South African view from the 'Roode Zand' (Red Sand) Pass inland from the Cape of Good Hope. 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. Abbey Travel II 515 no.3. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by J. Bluck after Henry Salt, on wove paper.

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        A Narrative of the Campaign of the British Army in Spain, Commanded by His Excellency Lieut. -General Sir John Moore

      London, 1809 - A narrative of General Moore's campaign against the French during the Napoleonic wars in Spain, in a fine binding by Samuel Welcher. Moore (1761- 1809) was killed during the battle at Coruña, his army exhausted, badly outnumbered and short of supplies. He was celebrated as a national hero in England and Spain, where a monument was errected on the site of his grave in Coruña (depicted here in an engraving and original drawing). This was likely a family copy - the arms of the Moore family are stamped on the front cover, and an autograph euglogy on the death of John Moore MD (1729- 1802), father of Sir John Moore, is affixed to the front flyleaf, followed by 11 pages of autograph transcriptions of encomiums on the life of Sir John Moore (BINDING, WELCHER, SAMUEL) Fifth edition, corrected. 4to. Frontispiece portrait of John Moore, 2 partially colored folding maps ("Plan of the Action Near Coruña" & "Spain & Portugal with the March of the British Columns"), extra-illustrated with engraved view of the wooden monument erected by Spain at the site of Moore's grave and an original ink and wash drawing if the same monumemt, dated August 18, 1809, both with black ink funerary borders. xii, 238, 89, [1] pp. Full black straight-grained morocco, wide gilt and blindstamped borders composed of a Greek key motif and small floral tools on a studded background, surrounding gilt-blocked arms and motto of the Moore family and the Order of the Bath on the front cover, and military tomb on rear cover, spine with double raised bands, lettered in two compartments, the rest gilt, wide turn-ins tooled in gilt, blue moiré endpapers, a.e.g., by Welcher (with his yellow label on verso of front free endpaper, "Bound by Welcher, 12, Villiers Strt. Strand"). Wear to front joint, just starting at lower end [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Waheiadooa, Chief of Oheitepeha, lying in State

      London: Boydell, circa, 1809. Hand-coloured aquatint, 280 x 410 mm., Whatman paper with 1819 watermark; very good. Arresting image of the Tahitian chief Waheiadooa (Vehiatua) lying in state. Cook recorded in August 1777 that his curiosity had taken him to view what his fellow officers had described as a "Roman Catholic Chapel", but which he discovered was what was known as a Tupapau in which the remains of Vehiatua were laid; the body, Cook was told, had been there for some twenty months. The structure, beautifully realised in Webber&#39;s view, resembled a small neat house decorated with coloured cloth and mats, including a large piece of scarlet broad cloth which had been given to the Tahitians by Spanish missionaries. The plate was issued as one of Webber&#39;s Views in the South Seas. Following Webber&#39;s death in 1793 the publisher Boydell purchased the majority of his stock at auction and continued to colour and sell the views. A new edition was issued around 1808, this time as hand-coloured aquatints as opposed to the earlier edition that used the less economical method of soft ground etchings. As Joppien & Smith note in The Art of Captain Cook&#39;s Voyages, the Views continued to be published for at least another decade, with watermarks dating as late as 1820. It seems that after Boydell&#39;s death in 1817 the remaining stock was purchased by the firm of Hurst and Robinson, and they carried on as successors; as the present example has an 1819 watermark it evidently dates from this issue (see Douglas Cole, John Webber: Etchings and Aquatints).

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        View in the Island of Cracatoa

      London: Boydell, 1809. Handcoloured aquatint, 330 x 455 mm.; mounted. Cracatoa. Fine view of the island of Cracatoa from Webber&#39;s magnificent series of views of the Pacific. This handcoloured aquatint is from the 1809 publication Views of the South Seas, and like other views by John Webber it is based on an original drawing by the artist made during Cook&#39;s third voyage to the Pacific. John Webber (1752 - 1793) was the official artist on Cook&#39;s third voyage. His drawings were published in the official account of the voyage. Between 1788 and 1792 he produced a series of sixteen views of places visited by Cook, etched and coloured by himself. These however were not published until after his death, in a large folio volume "Views in the South Seas" by Boydell & 1809.

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        The Works

      London: Cadell and Davies, 1809. Three volumes, octavo, aquatint frontispiece portrait; fine in contemporary sprinkled calf, spines simply ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering pieces and circular green volume labels. Fourth edition, corrected, in a restrained contemporary binding: the works of Sir Joseph Reynolds, the most influential of eighteenth-century English painters. This attractive set includes the famous Discourses of Reynolds: &#39;a classic of our language … a model of art criticism&#39; (Cambridge History of English Literature). Also included is Mason&#39;s translation of du Fresnoy&#39;s &#39;Art of Painting&#39; with Reynolds&#39;s commentary, and a life of Reynolds by Edmond Malone.

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

      London: Boydell, 1809. Handcoloured aquatint, 330 x 455 mm.; mounted. Summer habitations. Beautiful coloured aquatint from Webber&#39;s magnificent series of views of the Pacific. This famous view of the summer dwellings in Kamchatka shows the method of drying fish used by the natives. This handcoloured aquatint is from the 1809 publication Views of the South Seas, and like other views by John Webber it is based on an original drawing by the artist made during Cook&#39;s third voyage to the Pacific.

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        Bibliotheca Walliana sive catalogus librorum, In vario disciplinarum genere, maxime vero in Histori, et Jure Publico Privatoque Hollandiae, praestatnissimorum, cum typis descriptorum, tum manu exarotorum; quios ad usus fuos et ad Patriae commodum collegerat Vir Amplissimus, honorum dignitate et eruditionis fama perillustris, Petrus Henricus van de Wall, Ictus. Quorum publica fiet auctio, in aediubus Defuncti, die Lunae 20 Martis & seqq. 1809 per Haeredem J. Thierry & C. Mensing, Bibliopolas Hagenses

      1809. (The Hague, 1809). (6),(2),167pp. 506 + 890 + 1217 + 109 + 225 + 29+42 + 3 items described. 8vo. Good uncut copy in its original brocade paper binding. Auction catalogue of the library of Pieter Hendrik van de Wall (1737 - 1808). He was a doctor in Law and active in local politics. He wrote several works, mostly on the charters and privileges of Dordrecht where he lived. [c.f. NNBW IX, 274]. worldcat 2 copies: grolier club & International Institute of Social History (IISG)

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        L?Etranger en Irlande

      CARR John.? ?L'Etranger en Irlande, ou voyage dans les parties méridionales et occidentales de cette isle, dans l?année 1805 . Traduit de l?anglais par M. Keralio - Robert. Paris, Léopold Collin, 1809.? ?Due volumi in 8vo; pp.VIII,2n.nn.,413; cc.2n.nn.,pp.401. Sei tavole spieghevoli all?acquatinta. Bazzana coeva, titolo e fregi in oro ai dorsi.

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        A Brief Account of the Colony of Port-Jackson , in New South Wales; its Native Inhabitants, Productions,&c. &c. with an interesting account of the Murder of Mr. Clode, Late of that Settlement... Fifth Edition

      London: R. Wilks, 1809. Octavo, 24 pages, some scattered foxing; an excellent copy in old half polished red calf gilt by Sangorski. Sydney described by a member of the New South Wales Corps. Very rare: Bond&#39;s work ran to several editions, all rare, and all published in differing places. Quite apart from its interest as a very early private account of Port Jackson, Bond&#39;s book is well-known for printing a lengthy letter from the Reverend Richard Johnston, regarding the murder of the missionary Samuel Clode in Sydney. Bond was an ensign in the New South Wales Corps, who came to Port Jackson on the Barwell in 1797. In the course of the voyage he was implicated in an attempted mutiny, and he arrived in Port Jackson in chains. Ordered to face a court-martial, his commanding officer Major Foveaux interceded on his behalf, and Governor John Hunter agreed to accept Bond&#39;s resignation of his commission instead, demanding that the disgraced Ensign return to England immediately. Eager to acquit himself, Bond took to print as soon as he returned to England, first publishing this important account in Southampton in 1803. &#39;Bond gives an account of the operation of the convict system and the economic corruption in the colony, and describes early efforts to encourage free settlers. As well, he includes comments on the Aborigines and on natural history. All in all there is a wealth of personal observation. Bond&#39;s account, in any edition, is a worthy and important addition to a collection&#39; (Wantrup). Bond therefore presents the other side of the story of transportation to Port Jackson. His account of the new colony also highlights the issues and points which were to evolve into the Bligh/Macarthur dispute and ultimately herald the arrival of Macquarie. This is the fifth edition, which was the first to call Bond "Late Lieutenant of Marines" on the title-page; prior to this his rank was correctly given as Ensign. Any edition of this important work is very scarce (no copies of the second or third editions are recorded, and the first, fifth, and sixth edition are all equally rare). Ferguson listed only four copies, including his own, and was not able to add any copies in his addenda.

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        Geographical Recreation, or a Voyage Round the Habitable Globe

      London: John Harris, 1809. Handcoloured engraved sheet measuring 590 x 525 mm., dissected and backed on linen; some localised staining but well preserved in the original slipcase (now quite rubbed) with illustrated printed onlay. A charming children&#39;s game. Early geographical board game, designed to teach children about the wider world. The game comprises an engraved sheet with 115 handcoloured vignettes, each depicting a scene from travel or voyage narratives. The vignettes are arranged in a circular pattern with four map inserts - Asia, America, Europe and Africa. Each scene is numbered, so the maker may well have intended the game to be played by throwing dice. The scenes are taken from published accounts of famous voyages including the eighteenth century exploration of the Pacific; they include Tahitian dancers, Easter Island statues, a Patagonian giant, Hawaiian ceremonial canoe, and the death of Captain Cook. Instructional games for children based on geographical learning flourished in the mid-nineteenth century, but earlier examples such as this one are uncommon.

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        Observations on madness (2d ed.) [Bound with] Medical jurisprudence as it relates to insanity. Insc. by author. [and] Illustrations of madness

      London, 1809-17. <p>Haslam, John (1764-1844). (1) Observations on madness and melancholy: Including practical remarks on those diseases. . . . 8vo. [8], 345, [7, incl. pubs. adverts.]pp. Woodcut text illustration. London: J. Callow, 1809. (2) Medical jurisprudence, as it relates to insanity, according to the law of England. 8vo. [4], vi, 150 [i.e., 105], [3, including pubs. adverts.]pp. London: C. Hunter . . . , 1817. Haslam&#39;s presentation inscription on blank leaf preceding title, reading "To -- Bowling, Esqr with the Author&#39;s respects" (the dash is included in the inscription). (3) Illustrations of madness: Exhibiting a singular case of insanity . . . 8vo. xi, 81, [3, incl. pubs. adverts.]pp. Folding engraved plate, backed on paper and mounted to verso of half-title. London: G. Hayden for Rivingtons . . . , 1810. Together 3 works in 1 volume. 243 x 142 mm. (fore-edges and lower edges untrimmed). Modern quarter morocco, marbled boards in period style. Faint scattered foxing, small acid-transfer stain on inscribed leaf of no. (2), but very good.</p><p>(1) Second and Best Edition, greatly revised and expanded from the first edition of 1798 (see Garrison-Morton 4794, citing the 1798 edition as containing the first description of general paralysis of the insane). Haslam regarded the first edition, published under the title Observations on Insanity, as a "trifle," while the second edition, "a corrected copy of the former, with considerable additions," he rated the definitive version and his magnum opus; it remained the standard work on the subject for many years.</p><p>From 1795 to 1816 Haslam served as chief medical officer of Bethlem Hospital (Bedlam), England&#39;s oldest, largest and best-known asylum for the insane. Because of his position and his unrivalled opportunity for studying the mentally ill, Haslam&#39;s writings on insanity were accepted as authoritative and widely quoted. Haslam pursued "more carefully than any of his predecessors the investigation of the relationship of mental diseases to certain forms of paralysis, gave us what appears to be the first clinical description of what is known as paresis, or general paralysis. . . . The great value of Haslam&#39;s contribution lies in the fact that his clinical description was made not as a result of preconceived theory or even of a working hypothesis, but through the sheer effort of keen observation of minute, seemingly unrelated details, through dogged tabulation and orderly arrangements of these details until finally a coherent clinical picture of a disease came to the fore" (Zilboorg & Henry, p. 302). Haslam&#39;s Observations contains his records of autopsies performed on insane patients, including what may be the first description of syphilis in the brain. It also includes an illustration of Haslam&#39;s infamous "key" for forcing open patients&#39; mouths to receive food, medication, etc.; the use of this key greatly horrified Charles Dickens. Hunter & Macalpine, pp. 632-36. Norman 1015.</p><p>(2) First Edition. "John Haslam&#39;s Medical Jurisprudence as it Relates to Insanity (1817) was the first major work specifically calling for the use of medical experts in diagnosing and treating the insane on the basis of their expertise in cases involving insanity" (Simon & Gold, eds., The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbooks of Forensic Psychiatry [2010], p. 21). Haslam argued that medical specialists were uniquely qualified to diagnose cases of partial or intermittent insanity, and to identify people feigning madness in order to escape responsibility.</p><p>(3) First Edition. The first medical book devoted to a single case of insanity, and the first illustration of an "influencing machine," a common delusion of paranoiacs. The patient, James Tilly Matthews, called his machine the "Air Loom," an infernal device operated by a gang of seven men and women skilled in pneumatic chemistry and electricity, and able to affect Matthews&#39;s body and mind via the air and the magnetic fluid. Among the tortures inflicted by this imaginary machine were "death-squeezing" or "lobster-cracking," involving the sudden exertion of external pressure on the hapless victim, and the insinuation of unwanted thoughts into the victim&#39;s brain via the magnetic fluid. Garrison-Morton 4924.1. Hunter & Macalpine, pp. 632-639. Norman 1016.</p>

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