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

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      Charleston: Printed and Published for the Author, by J. Hoff, 1809.. [10],[7]-340pp. Original boards. Head of spine slightly chipped. Usual scattered foxing, slight dampstaining in upper margin of first few leaves. Lower forecorner of titlepage torn off, text unaffected. Final free endpaper excised. Overall a very good copy, untrimmed and partially unopened. With the ownership signatures of John K. Kane on the titlepage and front board. Kane was a prominent Philadelphia lawyer and Jacksonian politician, federal judge, and father of explorer Elisha Kent Kane. This is the first important original American work on martial law and courts- martial. Although Stephen Adye's treatise on courts-martial was published in Philadelphia in 1769, it was a thoroughly British work, and its later editions appeared in England. Macomb's book, however, is specifically adapted to United States law and is based on his experience "with the army on the western waters and in the Atlantic states." Macomb was the first student to receive formal training at West Point, and was a major in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers when the present work appeared. A key American legal treatise. SABIN 43611. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 17964. COHEN 9025.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England. 15th ed. 4 Vols.

      1809 - Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. With the Last Corrections and with Notes and Additions by Edward Christian. London: Printed by A. Strahan for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1809. Four volumes, frontispiece, copperplate Table of Consanguinity, folding copperplate Table of Descents. Volume IV ends with a one-page publisher advertisement. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary calf with later nineteenth century rebacking, a few corners mended, raised bands, black-stamped ornaments and red and black lettering pieces to spines, endpapers renewed. Moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, some scuffing and gatoring to boards, some hinges cracked or starting, a few partial cracks to text block, light edgewear to folding table. Light toning to text, negligible foxing and offsetting in a few places. Early owner signatures to heads of title pages, brief early annotations to margins of a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. A solid set. * Fifteenth edition, apparently the first printing according to the points listed in Eller with one variation: the index in the final volume has 71 pages followed by an advertisement leaf. This edition, the last by Christian, was held in high regard by Holdsworth. Christian's commentary is printed as footnotes. Christian intended to write a supplemental volume of notes, but he was not able to complete it. Holdsworth, History of English Law XIII:480. Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library 27. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809. The binding shows wear, but is quite sound, the paintings fine. xxxvii, 256p. with excellent DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS by the painter identified by Jeff Weber as the "American City View Painter" English artist ( 1940-1950). The paintings are "The Presidents House from the River" and "Washington from Arlington Heights". Bound in full very dark green straight grained morocco, a.e.g., the spine densely gilt, the covers with elaborate gilt borders Weber. Annotated Dictionary of Fore-Edge Painting. p. 41.

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        The System of the World

      London: Richard Phillips, 1809. First edition in English. Very good. Hardcover. Two volumes. 8vo. viii,379; iii,(1),375,(1)pp. Tranlsated from the French by J. Pond. Contemporary marbled calf. Spines gilt, red leather lettering labels, gilt. LIght wear to edges else a very good set. First edition in English of Laplace's "Exposition su System du Monde", 1796, a milestolne summary of astronomical history. Laplace's nebular hypothesis made its appearance in a note herein.

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        The Travels of Capts. Lewis & Clarke [sic], by order of the government of the United States, performed in the years 1804, 1805, & 1806, being upwards of three thousand miles, from St. Louis, by way of the Missouri, and Columbia Rivers, to the Pacific Ocean: containing an account of the indian tribes, who inhabit the western part of the continent unexplored, and unknown before. With copious delineations of the manners, customs, religion, &c. of the Indians. Compiled from various authentic sources, and documents. To which is subjoined, a summary of the statistical view of the Indian Nations, from the official communication of Meriwether Lewis

      Philadelphia: published by Hubbard Lester, 1809. 12mo bound in sixes. (7 1/8 x 4 1/4 inches). 1 folding engraved map (11 1/4 x 9 inches), 1 stipple engraved frontispiece by W.R. Jones, 4 unsigned etched plates with roulette work. Contemporary marbled sheep, neatly rebacked to style, the flat spine divided into six compartments by gilt fillets, the original black morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment. First edition of the first Lewis and Clark "Apocrypha" complete with plates and the rare map - "the first in a long and mostly related series of unauthorized published accounts of the expedition" (Literature of Lewis and Clark). In response to the growing curiosity of the public regarding the findings of Lewis and Clark and the delay in publication of the authorized account of their expedition, this compilation of information from previously published works, including Gass, Mackenzie, Carver, and Jefferson's Message of 1806, was published in 1809, with a London edition following the next year. "The dearth of information on the adventures of the Corps of Discovery spawned a remarkable literature: the creation of seemingly authentic, but not quite honest accounts of the travels of Lewis and Clark ... It is probable that 'Hubbard Lester' is a pseudonym. Whoever this publisher was, he was clever. The 'Recommendation of the President' in this volume appeared to be Thomas Jefferson's endorsement, though it was nothing of the kind. It was merely a subterfuge to entice purchasers" (Literature of Lewis and Clark). The work contains five plates, purporting to be of western Indians. One of these is based on the frontispiece of Bartram's Travels...; the others have no earlier appearance that we can trace but are likely ficticious representations. The present copy includes the rare folding map, which Wheat notes as "the earliest published map with legends stemming from Lewis and Clark." The map is largely based on the Arrowsmith and Lewis 1804 map of Louisiana This first Philadelphia edition is quite rare, and is almost invariably found in terrible condition and almost always without the map or plates. Howes 1321; Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 4a.1; Pilling Proof-sheets 2282; Sabin 96499; Shaw & Shoemaker 17911; Streeter sale 3122; Wagner-Camp 8:1.

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

      [London]: Wm. Faden, 1809. Copper-engraved map, with full original colour, in excellent condition apart from repair to center fold. 22 x 27 1/2 inches. 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.

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        Das Sconigr. Sachsen mit den Kurfurstlich und Herzoglich Saechsischen Laendern?

      Das Sconigr. Sachsen mit den Kurfurstlich und Herzoglich Saechsischen Laendern...Detailed map of region of eastern Germany  published by the Nuremberg firm Schneider and Weigel in 1809. Shows the cities of Berlin (at the north), Dresden, Leipzig and Madgeburg. Also includes the region of Bohemia with the city of Prague (Prag) in the south.Christoph Weigel was a German goldsmith, printer, and engraver based in Nuremburg. Weigel apprenticed in engraving in the publishing center of Augsburg after which he held various positions in Vienna and Frankfurt. Eventually Weigel moved Nuremburg and established his own firm. Following Weigel's passing in 1725, control of the firm passed to his widow, who published a number of Weigel's maps and atlases posthumously. The widow Weigel eventually ceded control of the firm to her son, Johann Christoph Weigel the younger who partnered with Schneider to publish as Schneider-Weigel. The Schneider-Weigel firm continued to publish until the early 19th century.SCHNEIDER/WEIGELNuremberg, 1809Original outline color533 x  743 mmVery faint foxing throughout; paper appears to have been trimmed.

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        Sketches of the Country, Character, and Costume, in Portugal and Spain, made during the campaign, and on the route of the British Army, in 1808 and 1809 ... [Bound with:] Sketches of the Military Costume ... intended as a supplement

      London: printed for John Booth by William Savage, 1809-1810. 2 parts in one volume (as issued), folio. (18 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches). Engraved frontispiece, 53 hand-coloured aquatint plates by J. Clark after Bradford and H. Michel. (Light staining to frontispiece). Contemporary red straight grained morocco, covers elaborately bordered in blind and panelled in gilt with elaborate cornerpieces composed of small tools, spine in seven compartments with double-raised bands, lettered in the second, fourth and sixth compartments, the others with a repeat decoration in blind and gilt, coloured endpapers, a.e.g. (joints repaired). The very rare large-paper issue of a noted English colour plate book, here with the scarce frontispiece not found in all copies: this wonderful example from the library of Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema. This work presents a series of topographical views interspersed with plates illustrating the costume of the local people that Bradford encountered during the British Army's Peninsula War campaign. The supplement consists of 13 plates, issued without explanatory text, illustrating Spanish and Portuguese military costume. The work, one of the first to provide an eyewitness account of the Napoleonic Wars conflict, was first published without the frontispiece in 24 parts between 1809 and 1810. The present issue with the frontispiece followed, with further editions in 1812, 1813 and 1823. The work was advertised on regular paper at £8.8 or on large paper, as here, at £11. However, we have never encountered another large paper copy and find reference to only one other complete large paper copy in the auction records in the last thirty years. This copy with important provenance to artist Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema (1836-1912), whose work was deeply influenced by the architecture and costume of the Mediterranean. Abbey Travel I, 135 (regular paper); Tooley 107; Bobins, Exotic and the Beautiful II:348 (regular paper).

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      London, Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1809.. or, Swisserland Delivered. To which is prefixed, The Life of the Author, by Jauffret. Translated from the French by William B. Hewetson. First English translation 1809, 12mo, 160 x 100 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, pictorial frontispiece engraved by Mackenzie after Thomson, half title present, pages xxxvi, 115, (5) - adverts, bound in modern quarter calf over marbled sides, gilt dividing lines, raised bands and gilt rules to spine, gilt lettering, marbled endpapers. Margins of frontispiece foxed, very slight offsetting onto title page, light brown spotting to 2 pages of Preface and final page, a few margins faintly browned, contents otherwise clean and bright. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy complete with half-title and adverts. First published in Paris by Didot in 1802, this is the first edition of the first English translation. According to medieval legend William Tell from Burglen was known as an expert marksman with the crossbow. At the time, the Habsburg emperors were seeking to dominate Uri. Hermann Gessler, the newly appointed Austrian Vogt of Altdorf raised a pole in the village's central square with his hat on top and demanded that all the local townsfolk bow before it. As Tell passed by without bowing, he was arrested. He received the punishment of being forced to shoot an apple off the head of his son, Walter, or else both would be executed. Tell had been promised freedom if he shot the apple. On November 18, 1307, Tell split the fruit with a single bolt from his crossbow, without mishap. When Gessler queried him about the purpose of the second bolt in his quiver, Tell answered that if he had ended up killing his son in that trial, he would have turned the crossbow on Gessler himself. Gessler became enraged at that comment, and had Tell bound and brought to his ship to be taken to his castle at Küssnacht. In a storm on Lake Lucerne, Tell managed to escape. On land, he went to Küssnacht, and when Gessler arrived, Tell shot him with the crossbow. This defiance of the Austrian, Gessler, sparked a rebellion, leading to the formation of the Swiss Confederation. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Culpeper's English physician; and complete herbal. To which are now first added upwards of one hundred additional herbs, with a display of their medicinal and occult properties, physically applied to the cure of all disorders incident to mankind. To which are annexed rules for compounding medicine according to the true system of nature: forming a complete family dispensatory and natural system of physic By the late E. Sibly, M. D. . . . The Twelfth Edition, improved by the Addition of the Linnean Name to each Herb, Plant, and Tree.

      London: Printed, by J. Adlard, Duke Street, Smithfield, For the Proprietor; and sold at the Encyclopaedia office, Ave-Maria-Lane; and by Champante and Whitrow, Jersey-Street, Aldgate, M.DCCC.IX [1809]. Full Calf. Near Fine. Two volumes bound in one, each with its own title page, dated 1809 and (in the imprint to the second work) 1810. 4to; xvi, 400pp, with an engraved portrait frontispiece of Culpeper and 29 hand-colored plates depicting some 450 individual medicinal plants, scrubs, and trees; [1], 256pp, with 13 full-page anatomical plates (here present, but often censored) tinted red. Contemporary full tree-calf, the spine in six compartments divided by five raised bands, with a recent red morocco lettering piece gilt, the boards framed in gilt, all edges speckled blue, original marbled end papers. Very skillfully rebacked in later calf. An excellent copy, the binding and text block tight and little worn; the text fresh and crisp, the finely colored engraved plates with moderate foxing. Provenance: W. H. Tonks (likely the Birmingham metals manufacturer and inventor William Henry Tonks) with his small ownership stamp on the verso of the front fly leaf and the gift inscription, "W. H. Tonks 1881 from Elizabeth," on the recto. OCLC Number: 429508284. Rare: WorldCat locates only one copy, at the University of Otago Medical Library in New Zealand. & & Culpeper's magnum opus was The English physitian, or, An astrologo-physical discourse on the vulgar herbs of this nation . . . (1652). Costing 3d., it provided a comprehensive list of native medicinal herbs, indexed to a list of typical illnesses . . . set out in a straightforward and frank style. It sold widely at the time, and there have been over one hundred subsequent editions [although, in contrast to ours, most had fewer plates or no hand colored ones, and were typically smaller in format and printed on inferior paper] . . . . He not only brought a relatively sophisticated and cheap traditional system of remedies—of the kind sometimes now described as ‘holistic’, with the emphasis on prevention and the gentle treatment of chronic functional disorders—within the reach of the semiliterate majority of the population; he also put the orthodox medicine of his day, alongside the latest thinking . . ." (ODNB) Ebenezer Silby's (1751–c.1799) prodigious output (fourteen editions of Culpeper's English Physician and Complete Herbal, including this one, appeared under his name) "straddle[s] and unite[s] what [is] often thought to be the two irreconcilable worlds of ancient magic and modern science . . . Sibly thus combined his Whig reforming-populist zeal and freemasonic esoteric idealism with the tradition of vulgate self-help manuals of physic and astrology (the poor man's science, so to speak) initiated by Culpeper and other radicals during the revolution in English astrology. . . . Sibly is thus a key figure in the revival of astrology and natural magic after its apparently terminal decline during the Enlightenment." (ODNB)&

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

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

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        An essay towards the calculus of functions

      London: W. Bulmer & Co. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. FIRST EDITIONS, journal issues, of Babbage's two most important contributions to mathematics, essentially founding the general theory of the calculus of functions. Babbage began work on the calculus of functions as early as 1809 and continued during his studies at Cambridge. In 1815, at just 23 years of age, Babbage published the results of his work in two long papers in the Philosophical Transactions. "Babbage believed that his new scheme would serve as a generalized calculus to include all problems capable of analytical formulation, and it is possible to see here a hint of the inspiration for his concept of the Analytical Engine. While the work on the engines and his other scientific, social and political activities caused him virtually to abandon mathematical research at the age of thirty, the calculus of functions was the area he often yearned to continue. In fact the calculus of functions was not taken up by other workers, and it is the aspect of Babbage's mathematical work that modern mathematicians find the most fascinating" (Dubbey, The Mathematical Work of Charles Babbage). Many years later, in his Passages from the Life of a Philosopher, Babbage referred to the calculus of functions as his "earliest step" and "one to which I would willingly recur if other demands on my time permitted." An essay towards the calculus of functions [Part I]. In Philosophical Transactions, Vol. 105, Part II, 1815. London: W. Bulmer & Co., 1815, pp.389-423. WITH: An essay towards the calculus of functions, Part II, pp. 179-256. In Philosophical Transactions, Vol. 106, Part II, 1816. London: W. Bulmer & Co., 1816. Two complete journal issues. Quarto, modern blue wrappers, uncut and largely unopened. Text extremely clean. Fine copies of both parts. Rare.

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        An Essay on the Principle of Population; or a View of Its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness (2 Volume set)

      Georgetown, [D.C.]: Published By J. Milligan, 1809. First American Edition. A very nice copy bound in a nice tree calf binding with printed stamp of well known bookseller and publisher, David Longworth, of the Shakespeare Gallery. (He began publishing in New York in 1797 and became a bookseller in 1817. Personal copy with signature of James I. Roosevelt (James John Roosevelt) who was justice of New York Supreme Court and later bookplate of Charles Jackson who was prominent lawyer in New York, a member of the Tammany Society, the Society of Cincinnati and a controversial Democratic politician and served New York city in a number of capacities while practicing law. Garrison & Morton 1693; Printing and the Mind of Man 251. Shaw & Shoemaker 17975.. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        AN ESSAY ON THE PRINCIPLE OF POPULATION; Or, a View of Its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness; with an Inquiry into our Prospects Respecting the Future Removal or Mitigation of the Evils which it Occasions. Two Volumes

      George Town:: J. Milligan, at J. March's Bookstore,, 1809. Very Good++. TWO VOLUMES. Two Very Good++ hardback Stated First American Edition, from the Third London Edition in half leather binding and marbled boards with raised bands spines, gilt lettering and decoration spines. Minimal cover edge wear, scattered foxing, scuffs covers, top corners of title pages repaired. 8vos. xvi, 510 pp. + Index. vii, 542 pp.

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        Imitations and Translations from the Ancient and Modern Classics Together with Original Poems never Before Published

      London -Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster-Row, 1809 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. This scarce lyrical anthology offers a selection of poetry, comprising of classic poetry, songs,and work that was originally published for Hobhouse's collection. Nine of the original poems appearing here for the first timewere by Lord Byron, who is said to be a dear friend of Hobhouse, and are initialled L. BPoems and songs also include The Ungrateful, The Loving Lady's Complaint, Beauty and Wine and To Love. The Complaint. From Gessner. From the writer of other works such as Journey through Albania, Historical Illustrations of the Fourth Canto of Childe Harold, and Recollections of a Long Life. However, Imitations and Translations from the Ancient and Modern Classics Together with Original Poems never Before Published was his first. John Cam Hobhouse was a British politician and memoirist. After his election, Hobhouse established himself as one of the leading radicals in Parliament. Hobhouse proudly described himself as a leveller and was a strong opponent of aristocratic privilege. Condition: In original calf binding with decorative gilt boarders and lettering to the spine. Externally, a trifle rubbed with shelfwear to the head and tail of spine. Front board is detached but present. Back hinge is slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Bright pages with scattered light foxing throughout. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Overall: FAIR.

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      Philadelphia: Brown & Merritt for Johnson & Warner, 1809. Fine. Chapbook. 12mo. 16p. Illustrated with 8 full-page woodcuts not figured in the pagination. Untitled salmon sewn wrappers Rosenbach 389. RARE

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        An account of the empire of Marocco, and the district of Suse: Compiled from miscellaneous observations made during a long residence in, and various journies ... the great emporium of central Africa

      Printed for the author, and sold by G. and W. Nicol, 1809. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. Contemporary leather binding. 6 banded spine. Morocco spine labels. Clean, unmarked pages. Good binding and cover. Hardcover. No dust jacket. pp. i-xvi, 287 pp. 13 Engravings Including Portrait Frontispiece, 2 Hand Colored and 6 of Them Folding., 2 Maps, One Folding. Ships daily.

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        The Poetical Magazine. Volumes One through Four

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

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

      London : Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Strand; and W. Creech, at Edinburgh; by J. M'Creery, 1809. 6th Edition. Physical description: 4 v : front. (port.) ; 22 cm. Contents: v. 1. Life of Robert Burns, criticism on his writings, and some observations on the Scottish peasantry. --v. 2. General correspondence, including pieces of miscellaneous poetry. --v. 3. Poems formerly published, with some additions,and a history of these poems, by Gilbert Burns. --v.4. Correspondence with Mr. George Thomson, including poetry hitherto unpublished. Notes: Title vignette. The observations on the Scottish peasantry are by James Currie. Very good copies bound in contemporary tree-lined calf. Gilt-blocked leather title labels to spines, with compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Spine bands are slightly worn with surface wear also evident. Panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Front hinge starting to vol. 1. Scattered foxing to prelims. and terminals. POS to top of title pages. Remains quite well-preserved overall.

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        Miguel De Cervantes Don Quixote 1809 Edition, 2 Volume Set

      S.A. and H. Oddy, 1809. Thus. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. 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.

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        The Lady of the Lake: A Poem

      Edinburgh - John Ballantyne and Co, 1809 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A remarkablefirst edition of this narrativepoem of the Scottish Highlands that made Sir Walter Scott's name. Bound in is the first edition of Thomas Campbell's Gertrude of Wyoming: A Pennsylvanian Tale and Other Poems from 1809, printed in London forLongman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. Features a portrait frontispiece Armorial bookplate to front pastedown. The Lady of the Lake is set in the Trossachs region of Scotland. It is composed of six cantos, each of which concerns the action of a single day. The poem has three main plots: the contest among three men, Roderick Dhu, James Fitz-James, and Malcolm Graeme, to win the love of Ellen Douglas; the feud and reconciliation of King James V of Scotland and James Douglas; and a war between the lowland Scots (led by James V) and the highland clans (led by Roderick Dhu of Clan Alpine). The poem was tremendously influential in the nineteenth century, and inspired the Highland Revival. Portions of the German translation of this work were set to music by Franz Schubert. Gertrude of Wyoming; A Pennsylvanian Tale (1809) is a romantic epic in Spenserian stanza composed by Scottish poet Thomas Campbell (1777-1844). The poem was well received, but not a financial success for its author. The setting of the poem is the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania and the massacre that occurred there on July 3, 1778. On that day, more than three hundred American Revolutionaries died at the hands of Loyalists and their Iroquois allies. Condition: In a full mottled calf binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed. The front joint is cracked. Internally, generallyfirmly bound, although just the first few gatherings are beginning to work loose. Generally bright and clean throughout with just a few scattered spots and handling marks and one or two age-toned pages. There is a burn mark to the corner of the frontis, not affecting the image. Small copperplate ink signatures to both titles. There is some spotting and an ink stain to the textblock edge, not affecting the pages. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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      Cambridge, Ma.: Hilliard and Metcalf, 1809.. [2],495pp. Antique style full calf, leather label. Lightly foxed, a very good copy. The first printing in Hebrew of any book of the Bible in the New World, and the first Hebrew psalter printed in America. "The Hebrew text is above, with the various readings below; under them the Latin translation, and under that the notes in two columns" - O'Callaghan. A highly desired American Judaicum, and an important rarity of American Bible and American Judiaca. ROSENBACH AMERICAN JEWISH BIBLIOGRAPHY 152. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 17004. O'CALLAGHAN p.96. GOLDMAN, HEBREW PRINTING IN AMERICA 1. SABIN 66455. WRIGHT, EARLY BIBLES IN AMERICA, p.22.

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

      London: Printed For Richard Phillips, 1809. 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. 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)

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        Travels and Adventures in Canada and the Indian Territories, Between the Years 1760 and 1776

      New York: I. Riley, 1809. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. vi, 330pp,[1] 8vo. Binding is 3/4-Leather w/ marbled boards (rebound some time ago) and original marbled end papers front and back. 12 mo - over 6 3/4" - 7 3/4" tall. top edge gilt, leather rubbed with small chips. Complete with portrait and errata. Title page trimmed very close to 1809 date. Light foxing on some pages. Previous owner's notes on back endpapers. Front endpaper torn 1" vertically at top, newspaper article glued to front endpaper, back hinge slightly separated. Tear of page 225 about 1 3/4" vertically on top left not effecting text. Page 172 & 173 have a previous owners written reference to a Charlevoix volume between the text. Otherwise, a very good condition of a complete and important book., "Part I consists of Henry's reminiscences of fur trading among the Indians of the upper Great Lakes region, and his escape from the massacre at Fort Michilimackinac during Pontiac's war. He was captured, however, in 1763, and his account of the captivity offers much early material on the domestic habits of the northern Indians. & Part II is a narrative journal of his travels through the Indian countries" Lande 1224., TPL 484.

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        [Cuadro de Costumbres Colombianas]

      A superb collection of lithographs, published in Torres Mendez? Costumbres Colombianas. It is always found as a collection of plates, with the number of plates varying from copy to copy, this being a particularly large collection. Torres Mendez (1809 - 1885) was born in Bogota to a middle class family; from an early age he expressed interest in painting and caricature, an art that would have him spelled from school after apparently ridiculing his teacher. Although no formal education was given, he worked as an apprentice at the lithographic workshop of Jaime Cowie. Torres Mendez is regarded as an accomplished 19th century Colombian artist and iconographer for local costumes and urban-life scenes. From his extant works we are allowed a glimpse of 19th century Colombian life. He is also the author of the Costumbres Neo-Granadinas. Amongst the plates included in the album are: Juzgado Parroquial, Conduccion del Correo (striking scene picturing peasants armed escorting a mule with the mail), Carboneros de Choachi, Carnicero de Bogota, Ollero de Tocancipa, Conduccion de Muebles, Arriero y su Mujer, Entierro de un Niño, Romeria a Chiquinquira, Salida de la Yglesia, Reyerta Popular, Indios Pescadores. Provenance: gilt-stamped leather bookplate from Bernardo Mendel; from the collection of Jacques Levy. Bookseller?s description on front pastedown, likely early 20th century describing it as ?A fine and rare South American item.?

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        A BOOK EXPLAINING The RANKS And DIGNITIES Of BRITISH SOCIETY. Intended Chiefly for the Instruction of Young Persons. With Twenty-four Coloured Engravings. Dedicated (by permission) to Her Royal Highness the Princess Elizabeth

      London:: Printed for Tabart and Co. at the Juvenile and School Library .... 1809.. 12mo: [A]^2 B - M^6 N^4. 6" x 3-7/8". 2nd ediiton (Gumuchian 3594). 1st published in 1805. [4], 136, [4] pp. Penultimate leaf - "List of Plates"; last leaf - publisher's adverts, "Superior Elementary Books", published by Richard Phillips.. Early, but not original, black leather binding over grey paper-wrapped boards.. Binding with wear, showing board at edges. Some browning to the. frontispiece and title-page, bump and closed tear to the fore-edges. of the first 7 leaves; some dust-soiling to the edges of the text. block, scattered light spotting and toning and occasional small. stains, a few short edge-tears; the front (blank) endpaper has been. removed and a couple of page-gatherings are just starting to loosen a. bit. Still, withal, a servicable About VG copy.. A charmingly illustrated children's book delineating the hierarchy of the nobility, clergy, army, navy, government & professions; with their history & origins, forms of address, order of precedence, honors, with their coronets & coronation robes described, etc. Issued anonymously but today known to have been authored by Charles Lamb (cf. Gumuchian 3593). Occasionally at auction these last 30+ years, though not since 2003 [per ABPC]. Scarce in the trade. . 24 hand-coloured, tipped-in plates. However, contrary to the List of Plates, there is no "Knight",nor sign that it was ever present; instead, there are two different plates of "Court Dresses" (a Gentleman & a Lady), while the List specifies but one. An OCLC entry notes: "UCLA copy has no plate for A Knight; has two different plates for Court Dresses", which leads us to suspect that this 2nd edition was perhaps issued by Tabart without the Knight, as well as those issued without the second Court Dresses plate (cf. Gumuchian 3594).

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        The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, from their commencement, in 1665, to the year 1800; Abridged, with notes and biographical illustrations ... (Volumes 2-18)

      London: Printed by and for R. Baldwin,, 1809. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily REDUCED until Sunday, July 14. Order now for best savings! Volumes 2 through 18 (lacking only the first volume); quarto (slightly taller than 26 cm.), total of 250 plates; library hand stamps and markings, the eighth volume has the title, last 4 text pages, and 3 plates (one of the unnecessarily) supplied in photocopy, some plates bound out of place (the most distant being Plate VI from Volume 15 bound with Volume 16), age toning and damp staining throughout with occasional margin puckering but paper not fragile and still entirely readable, scattered minor worming and tip chips but no loss, a sound and serviceable set in a recent cloth rebinding. Photos available upon request.

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        Raccolta di Cinquanta Costumi Pittoreschi

      Rome: Lorenzo Lazaro alle Covervile, 1809. Oblong folio. 10 1/2 x 15 7/8 inches). Engraved throughout: title and 50 plates, by Pinelli. Contemporary dark green half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, small decorative green morocco title label. 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.

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        Testament Newydd : ein harglwydd a'n hiachawdwr Iesu Christ [Language: Welsh - bound with 2 prayer books and 1 book of psalms]

      Rhydychen [Oxford] : Dawson, Bensley, A. Cooke, 1809. Argraphiad cyfargraph. Physical description 8, 216, 62, 120p. ; 23 cm. Subjects: Bible. N. T. Welsh -- Bible -- New Testament -- Psalms -- Prayer book -- Welsh. Bibles -- Welsh -- 19th century. Bound with: 'Hyfforddiadau i ymddygiad defosiynol a gweddus yn nghyhoedd wasanaeth Duw : yn fwy enwedigol yn yr arferiad o'r Weddi Gyffredin a appwntiwyd gan Eglwys Loegr' [8-page Church of England prayer-book, published 1809] -- 'Llyfr y Psalmau, wedi eu cyfieithu, a'i cyfansoddi ar fesur cerdd, yn Gymraeg / drwy waith Edmwnd Prys' [62 pages, Book of Psalms, published 1809] -- 'Llyfr Gweddi Gyffredin, a gweinidogaeth y sacramaentau, a chyneddfau a ceremoniau eraill yr eglwys, yn ol arfer Eglwys Loeger: ynghyd a'r psallwyr, neu Psalma Dafydd... ' [120 pages, Prayer book and psalter, published 1809]. Text in double columns. Language: Welsh. Finely bound in modern 1/2 calf over marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine, with gilt-crossed raised bands. Previous owners' inscriptions to title pages of first prayer book and the New Testament. Main text is relatively clean, with some marginal browning and staining in places, as with use and age. Remains quite well-preserved overall.

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        Tales of Fashionable Life

      London: for J. Johnson,, 1809–12. 6 volumes, octavo (176 × 104 mm). Contemporary lightly sprinkled calf, smooth spines with gilt rope-roll bands, dark blue morocco labels, gilt-numbered direct. Engraved bookplates of Mathew Wilson in first 3 vols; bookplates of Frances Mary Richardson Currer in every vol. Extremities a little rubbed, one headband exposed, a small amount of sporadic foxing, still a pleasing set. First edition of both series of tales, which feature stories in which a woman's life is the predominant theme. Maria Edgeworth was the leading Irish intellectual woman and the most commercially successful novelist of her age, vying with Jane Austen in terms of contemporary critical esteem. From the noted library of Frances Currer, which T. F. Dibdin considered placed her "at the head of all female collectors in Europe" (Reminiscences, 2.949).

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        Tales of Fashionable Life, by Miss Edgeworth . .. in Three Volumes

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Churchyard, 1809. First edition. 3 vols., 12mo. . Near contemporary brown mottled calf, gilt spines, contrasting labels, marbled endpapers, speckled edges. Head of vol. I rubbed. Fine. Loeber E28; Sadleir 786; Wolff 1996; Garside 1809:22; CBEL III, 665-669. Provenance: Edith Hewett, 1888 . Fine set of these important early nineteenth-century novels by the Irish counterpart of Jane Austen. They include: (1) Ennui; (2) Almeria, Madame de Fleury, and The Dun; (3) Manoeuvring. "Ennui had a considerable influence on Walter Scott and later Turgenev

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        Opere scielte (!) de' più celebri pittori italiani fin'ora inedite. Disegnate ed incise da Gaetano Zancon. -

      Verona 1809.In-folio picc. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorso con fregi oro e tassello; lievi abrasioni. Frontespizio inc. e 23 tavv. finemente inc. in rame, una all'acquatinta, 2 più volte ripiegate ed una a doppia pagine, con riproduzioni di quadri conservati in chiese e palazzi di Vicenza e Verona. Esemplare fresco e marginoso, con nitide tirature delle incisioni. Rara opera dell'incisore di Bassano Zancon, attivo a Verona e a Milano. Thieme-Becker XXXVI, 401.

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        Grafton’s Chronicle; or, History of England. To Which is Added His Table of the Bailiffs, Sheriffs, and Mayors of the City of London, from the Year 1189 to 1558, Inclusive

      London: Printed for J. Johnson ..., 1809. First few leaves, terminal few leaves and endpapers with slight foxing and browning, spines a tad sunned, else fine. Half folio.

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        Life of George Romney, Esq.

      T.Payne, Chichester 1809 - Pp. (18), 416. 12 copper engravings including "Sketch of the Shipwreck after Romney" by William Blake. Contemporary full mottled calf with gilt decoration and lettering to spine, all edges gilt. Extremities rubbed, front free end paper detached. A little sporadic foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Des systèmes d'économie politique, de leurs inconvéniens, de leurs avantages, et de la doctrine la plus favorable aux progrès de la richesse des nations. Tomo premier (-second)

      Chez Xhrquet, Déterville,Lenormant,Petit 1809 2 voll. in 16, pp. XXXII + 381 + (1b); 408. Legatura in p. pg. coeva. Tagli spruzzati. Rara ed. orig. di quest'opera di storia dell'economia. Ganilh (1758-1836) è considerato insieme a Smith, al primo Sismondi, a Maitland, a Genovesi e a Galiani come il fondatore dell'economia politica scientifica e liberista. E' conosciuto inoltre per essere stato un sostenitore della "scuola mercantile" in opposizione alle idee di Adam Smth e degli economisti inglesi. Kress, 5939. Einaudi, 2364. Goldsmiths, 19772. Bell'esemplare. ITA

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        Viaggi in alcune Città del Lazio che diconsi fondate dal Re Saturno

      Roma, 1809. In folio oblungo (510x405 mm), edito in Roma da Salvioni nel 1809, legatura coeva in mezza pelle ornata, 64 fogli di testo e tavole finemente incise all?acquaforte, leggere abrasioni nei piatti, nel complesso bell?esemplare. Un foglio volante scritto in francese contiene l?avviso ai lettori e fornisce l?elenco delle tavole. Quest?opera è composta da 30 tavole e da 34 fogli di testi. Le tavole raffigurano le principali città del Lazio meridionale, con le loro mura ciclopiche e sono firmate da Vincenzo Feoli e W. F. Gmelin. Marianna Candidi Dionigi, nobildonna romana, figlia di Giuseppe Candidi e Maddalena Scilla, nacque a Roma nel 1756 e visse nel pieno dei grandi cambiamenti politici e sociali che investirono l?Europa, tra i quali la Rivoluzione Francese e l'Impero Napoleonico. Si dedicò agli studi archeologici ed alla pittura sotto la direzione del rinomato paesista Carlo Labruzzi, poi divenuto Direttore dell?Accademia di Perugia. Pittrice emerita, i suoi quadri si trovano presso il Palazzo della Cancelleria in Roma; presso l'Accademia di San Luca e la Reggia di Caserta, inoltre in Inghilterra e presso le famiglie dei suoi discendenti a Roma e Lanuvio. Scrisse anche un?opera didattica Sulla pittura dei paesi corredata da un trattato sull?architettura e di prospettiva. I Viaggi in alcune città del Lazio che diconsi fondate dal Re Saturno, descrivono minuziosamente l?origine delle città laziali donandoci visioni di paesaggi non più esistenti realizzate durante i suoi viaggi di studio, ricerca e conoscenza. L?opera era celebrata fin dall'epoca e, pare, fu tradotta anche in altre lingue. Testimonianza preziosa di paesaggi ottocenteschi, in particolare per le incisioni all'acquaforte. Bibliografia: Olschki, Choix, 18827. Oblong folio (510x405 mm), published in Rome in 1809 Salvioni, contemporary half leather binding decorated, 64 sheets of text and tables finely etched, light abrasions in the dishes, overall fine example. A loose sheet written in French containing the notice to readers and provides the list of tables. This work is composed of 30 boards and 34 sheets of texts. The tables depict the main city of southern Lazio, with their Cyclopean walls and are signed by Vincenzo Feoli and W. F. Gmelin. Candidi Marianna Dionigi, Roman noblewoman, daughter of Joseph and Mary Magdalene Candidi Scilla, was born in Rome in 1756 and lived in the midst of great political and social changes that swept Europe, including the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Empire. He devoted himself to archaeological studies and painting under the direction of renowned landscape painter Carlo Labruzzi, who later became Director of the Academy of Perugia. Emerita painter, his paintings can be found at the Palazzo della Cancelleria in Rome at the Accademia di San Luca and the Reggia di Caserta, also in England and in the families of his descendants in Rome and Lanuvio. The I Viaggi in alcune città del Lazio che diconsi fondate dal Re Saturno, describing in detail the origin of the towns giving us visions of landscapes that no longer exist. The work was celebrated and ever since, it seems, was also translated into other languages. Precious testimony of nineteenth-century landscapes, particularly for the etchings.

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        Baudet-Lafarge's original manuscript of his collection of Coleoptera, of which the title runs as follows: Entomologie: Description des insectes de ma collection 1812, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Première partie: COLÉOPTÈRES. 4 volumes. 4to (220 x 165mm). pp. (4), viiii, 602; (4), 666; (4), 659; (4), 660, including indices at end of each volume. Contemporary vellum [Together with:]

      2 preparatory manuscript quarto volumes on Coleoptera. The first without title and pages numbered 1-572, and the other with 'Coléoptères tome 2' on title and 678 pages, including indices at the end of each volume. Contemporary calf. [With two of his printed works:] BAUDET-LAFARGE, M.J. Essai sur l'entomologie du département du Puy-de-Dome. Monographie des Lamelli-Antennes. Clermont, Landriot, 1809. 8vo. pp. xvi, 89, (1). Contemporary marbled wrappers. Signature of Baudet Lafarge dated 1818 as well as 'Ex Bibliotheca mea' written on the title. [And:] BAUDET-LAFARGE, M.J. Essai sur l'entomologie du département du Puy-de-Dôme, monographie des Carabiques. Clermont-Ferrand, Thibaud-Landriot, 1836. 8vo. pp. 227. A very interesting document in which Marie Jean Baudet-Lafarge, the author of 2 small works on the coleoptera of the Puy de Dôme (see above), describes his large collection of Coleoptera. The first 4 volumes describe in detail the coleoptera in his collection, giving the size, followed by a very detailed and elaborate description of the insects, their habitat, location and rareness. He often quotes the entomological literature in which the insects have been previously described such as the works by Geoffroy, Latreille, Fabricius and Olivier. He likewise indicates if the insect was collected by himself or was given to him by other entomologists. Baudet-Lafarge's collection was well known and France most famous coleopterologist P.F. Dejean thanks Baudet-Lafarge, as well as others, for their assistance in the 'avertissement' of his 'Catalogue de la collection de Coléoptères'. From the manuscript it becomes clear that B.-L received many insects from abroad as well as from France and neighbouring countries. Many insects were sent to B.-L by Banon from French Guiana. Dejean in his 'avertissement' thanks Mr. Banon: 'Je dois beaucoup aussi à Banon, pharmacien de la colonie à Gayenne, qui m'a fait des envois considérables'. Frequently Baudet-Lafarge mentions Bosc sending him insects from Carolina and Bonelli sending him insects from Turin, as well as Jurine from Genova. The first two are also mentioned by Dejean who thanks Bonelli and Bosc. 'J'ai reçu de M. Bonelli beaucoup d'insectes des Alpes du Piemont, et surtout des Carabiques, famille dont il s'est paticulièrement occupé' and 'M. Bosc, qui m'a enrichi d'une très-grande quantité d'insectes, particulièrement de ceux recueillis par lui dans la Caroline'. The manuscript volumes do not have Baudet-Lafarge's name, but comparing the text of his 'Essai sur l'Entomologie...' of 1839 with the manuscript shows that the same wording has been used in many cases. For example if we compare page 39 no. 11 Carabus auro nitens the same words are being used 'D'un vert doré en dessous, noir en dessous' and the location where the insect was found is in both cases Mont-Dore. For example p. 41 no 16 Carabus cyaneus of the printed book and page 386 of the first manuscript volume both indicate that the insect was found in Pontaumur. The two other manuscript volumes mention dates ranging from An X (1801/1802) to 1818 and possibly contain preparatory notes for the above mentioned 4 volumes. The first volume of the two does not have a title, and never had as the numbering starts with page 1. The wording 'Première partie' in the title of the 4 volumes, refers to Coleoptera, which he also classifies as 'Ordre premier'. On the verso of the title-page of volume 1 Baudet Lafarge, at the end of his life in 1834, wrote the following comment: "Lorsque j?ai rédigé cet ouvrage, je pressentais le besoin de former de nouveaux genres que les nombreuses explorations dans les diverses parties du globe rendaient indispensables. J?en indiquai plusieurs avec des noms purement de fantaisie. Depuis cette époque ces genres se sont accrus d?une manière presque effrayante, qui necessitera bientôt une réforme afin d?éviter de tomber dans le cahos [chaos]. Il faut aujourd?hui, 1834, autant et peut être plus de tem[p]s pour reconnaître un genre qu?il en fallait autrefois pour arriver à la connaissance des espèces". Baudet-Lafarge (1765-1837) according to R. Constantin in, 'Memorial des Coléoptéristes Français' (Paris 1992) was: 'Administrateur du Puy-de-Dôme sous la Révolution, Conseiller général du Puy-de-Dôme, Juge de Paix, Député du Puy-de-Dôme au Conseil des Cinq-Cents et de 1830 à 1834. Il avait fait partie de l'armée d'Egypte. Coléoptériste résidant à Mareille (Puy-de-Dôme) il figure parmi les membres fondateurs de la Société entomologique de France en 1832. Il laisse deux publications.... Sa collection avait été léguée às la Faculté des Sciences de Clermont. Elle a été revue par Fauvel en 1885-1886 (voir Fauvel, 1886.- Essai sur l'Entomologie de la Haute-Auvergne: Mont Dore et Plomb du Cantal, Rev. Ent, 5: 265-314): elle était déja en très mauvais état et Fauvel avait constaté que toutes les prétendues 'espèces nouvelles' décrites par Baudet Lafarge tombaient en synonymie. Toutefois un nom donné par B.-L a été conservé par Jeannel (Faune de France, 40, Carabiques I: 123) pour une forme de Carabus monilis du Massif Central: amoenus Baudet-Lafarge'. See also Silbermann, 'Énumération des Entomologistes vivans', Paris 1835 page 4. One of the rare surviving documents describing a private entomological collection.

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        Application de l'Analyse à la Géométrie, à l'usage de l'École Impériale Polytechnique; par M. Monge, membre de L'Institut. Quatrième édition

      Mad. Ve. Bernard, Libraire de l'École Impériale 1809 In-8° (27,2 x 21 cm), pp. (4), IV, 56, 444, copertina muta moderna con titoli manoscritti su tassello al dorso, titoli che riproducono esattamente quelli del tassello che era applicato alla brossura editoriale. Con 6 tavole fuori testo, la prima posta tra pagina 56 della prima parte e la prima pagina della seconda parte, le altre poste alla fine del volume. Lieve alone d'umido nel margine esterno e nell'angolo superiore esterno delle ultime pagine. Qualche, per lo più leggera, fioritura, in particolare ai margini e alle pagine finali (qui un po' più numerose e marcate). Alle prime 56 pagine con numerazione autonoma, patina del tempo, con leggere arrossature dovute al tipo di carta. Stappetto nel bordo esterno del foglio con le pagine 241-242, molto lontano dal testo, rimarginato da piccolo intervento di restauro. Nel bordo esterno del foglio ospitante le pagine 295-296, piccola mancanza, lontana dal testo, reintegrata con carta giapponese. Anche il bordo inferiore delle tavole fuori testo poste in fine presentava mancanze, ben reintegrate mediante l'utilizzo di carta giapponese: nelle prime tre tavole, l'intervento di integrazione ha riguardato solo il bordo bianco, nelle ultime due ha compreso anche parte della cornice a doppio filetto entro cui sono incise le figure geometriche, queste ultime intatte, con ricostruzione, molto ben eseguita da ottimo intervento di restauro, della parte di cornice andata perduta. Per il resto, esemplare ben conservato, in barbe editoriali. Si tratta della quarta edizione dell'importante opera del Monge, aumentata rispetto alla precedente di un articolo sulla "Construction de l'équation des cordes vibrantes" e di due tavole fuori testo. La prime due edizioni del trattato erano uscite con il titolo di Feuilles d'Analyse appliquée à la Géométrie à l'usage de l'École Polytechnique, la prima nel 1795, la seconda nel 1801. Nella terza e nella quarta edizione, uscite rispettivamente nel 1807 e nel 1809, lo scritto fu pubblicato con il titolo di Application de l'Analyse à la Géométrie, à l'usage de l'École Impériale Polytechnique e fu articolato in due parti. La prima, di 56 pagine e una tavola fuori testo, intitolata Application de l'Algèbre à la Géométrie, trattava di problemi e questioni inerenti la retta, il piano e le superfici di secondo grado: scritta da Monge e Hachette, era stata pubblicata come memoria a sé stante nel 1805 presso lo stesso editore Bernard. La seconda, intitolata Application de l'Analyse à la Géométrie, del solo Monge, si occupava di calcolo delle funzioni e delle loro derivate, di teoria delle superfici curve e di curve a doppia curvatura: è a questa seconda parte che è propriamente applicabile l'indicazione di terza e quarta edizione. Gaspard Monge (1746-1818), celebre matematico francese, inventore della geometria descrittiva, fu tra i fondatori dell'École Polytechnique. Formatosi alla scuola di Mézières, fu professore di matematica prima proprio in questa stessa scuola, poi all'Università parigina. Repubblicano convinto, aderì con entusiasmo alla rivoluzione, nella quale svolse un importante ruolo politico e scientifico, ricoprendo, tra il 1792 e il 1793, l'incarico di Ministro della Marina, promuovendo l'utilizzo della scienza per la difesa dello stato e lavorando per la creazione e l'introduzione di un nuovo e più moderno sistema d'istruzione. Scampato al Terrore, nel 1796 fu in Italia al seguito della Commissione per le Scienze e le Arti. Nel 1798 fuinviato a Roma, in una missione che si concluse con la costituzione della Repubblica Romana; nello stesso anno fu con Napoleone in Egitto. Rientrato a Parigi, ricevette l'incarico di professore di geometria all'École Polytechnique. Nel 1799 venne nominato membro dell'appena costituito Sénat conservateur, di cui fu presidente tra il 1806 e il 1807. La Restaurazione lo mise ai margini. Morì a Parigi nel luglio del 1818.

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        7 Maps of the English Lakes

      Keswick Crosthwaite 1809. Worn condition without dust jacket. Spine missing ( with tape repair). Some splits at map folds (with some tape & sellotape repairs). Light staining to rear maps and endpapers Reprint Half-leather cover with marbled board [20pp.] :: 240mm x 160mm (9" x 6") :: 7 fold-out engraved maps (Pocklington's Island; Ullswater; Coniston Lake; Windemere; Buttermere, Crummock & Loweswater Lakes; Lake Derwent : Broadwater or Bassenthwaite Lake) "Surveyed and planned by Peter Crosthwaite, Admiral at Keswick Regatta, who keeps the Museum at Keswick and is Guide, Pilot, Geographer & Hydrographer to the Nobility & Gentry, who make the tour of the Lakes". [Fold-out section missing to one map - Lake Derwent.]

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        Very early Stammbuch, Salzwedel, April 18, 1807

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

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

      1809. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. 1809 MASTER MASON MASONIC VELLUM CERTIFICATE. This original, 9.75" x 11" ornately Engraved and Printed on Vellum. August 12, 1809 (1809), Engraved "Master Mason" Masonic Certificate, Printed on Vellum, New York, Very Good + Good condition including the original red seal, but a little wrinkled up inside the frame. Masonic Certificate affirms the status of Richard Hitchings as a "Master Mason," from the Morton Lodge No. 20, New York City, dated August 12, 5809 (1809), with its original white silk ribbon and impressed red wax seal. The brown ink manuscript portions and the signatures are well written and clear, the vellum folded and wrinkled., Post-American Revolutionary War 1809 New York , A genealogy is affixed to the reverse. It relates that Richard Hitchins was born in Cornwall, England in 1777 and married the widow Mary Gates in New York in 1804. Richard died in Canada on February 18, 1845 and is buried with a Masonic emblem on his tombstone. Housed in a simple wooden frame and matted under Plexiglas to 13" x 15.5" with a full early typed detail and history attached on the reverse. An impressive, well printed example of this scarce certificate, which was originally engraved in the 1700s. Scarce.

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      s.e. (1809). In-16 (mm. 172x105), cartoncino muto coevo, pp, 12. Rarissima "prima edizione" di questo "brindes" che è contenuto nella ?Raccolta completa delle poesie inedite di Carlo Porta?, stampata a Lugano nel 1860. Cfr. Parenti ?Prime ediz. italiane?, p. 412 - Medici "Vecchie osterie milanesi" (Como, 1933), p. 87-89: ?Alcuni studiosi milanesi (1) non ritengono del grande poeta lombardo questa lirica, che accese tante dispute sull?opportunismo politico del Porta.. E qui è bene far preceder una paginetta di storia. L?Austria nel 1809 pretese di sorprendere Napoleone movendogli d?improvviso duplice guerra, sul Danubio e in Italia (il Vicerè Eugenio Beauharnais fu spedito sull?Isonzo contro l?arciduca Giovanni, avendone la peggio). A Wagram invece le forze unite di Napoleone ebbero il sopravvento ed operarono miracoli. Si improvvisarono allora feste e banchetti. A un pranzo alla "Cascina dei Pomi", nel sobborgo di Milano (scrive il Barbiera), allora famosa per le gite amorose ed epicuree, Carlo Porta lesse un brindisi che ritrae quelle paure, quegli sbigottimenti all?idea di tornare alle sevizie già patite sotto gli Austro Russi vittoriosi dei francesi (nel 1799) ed è ebbro di giubilo, per la vittoria?. Il brindisi finisce con un osanna a Napoleone ?Viva al nost Imperator!.. - Sconosciuto a Orlando Cecco e a Bezzola. (1) Giuseppe Bernardoni, eccellente poeta e amico di Carlo Porta, secondo Gaetano Crespi e il Salvioni, sarebbe l?autore di questo brindisi. Pure Dante Isella lo attribuisce al Bernardoni. Con uniformi arross. e qualche lieve fiorit. ma complessivam. discreto esemplare.

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        Recueil Des Plus Jolies Maisons de Paris et de ses environs. ... Collection of Draughts... Sammlung...

      Paris, Impr. de J. L. Scherff, 1809. [4] p., [1], 96 leaves of plates (4 folded), chiefly ill., plans (engravings); 28 x 38 cm. Krafft was an architect (he was the first to use steel beams in construction) and a keen observer of Paris. This was his fourth book on his adopted city. It shows grand stone-built structures of classical design (they are too grand to be thought of as "houses"). This is a record of domestic architecture in Paris during the reign of Napoleon. stock#OB779. Bound in full leather by Hope Bindery.

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