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        The chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet, a gentleman formerly resident at Cambray in Cambresis : containing an account of the cruel civil wars between the houses of Orleans and Burgundy, of the possession of Paris and Normandy by the English, their Exp

      Cardiganshire: At the Hafod Press by James Henderson, 1809. Complete in 5 volumes, 51 full page plates, including one folding. Bound in modern buckram/cloth, gilt title lettering. Bindings in very god clean firm condition, with very strong hinge joints. Internally, no loose pages, very occasional blind stamp ( i,e, stamp without ink ) (about 40 in the first 4 volumes ) volume 5 contains plates, all plates have blind stamped on margins, just encroaching onto engraved area, a few pages dusty. Pages and illustrations in very good condition throughout. A very good set, in very good clean solis bindings. Book measure 25x30cms.A48. Very Good. Large Quarto.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Sandy Bay Valley in the island of St Helena.

      Miller, London, 1809. Large coloured aquatint with full margins in fine condition. 23 x 17" From Henry Salt's, 'Twenty four views in St Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt.'

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        The Bye-Laws and Regulations of the Marine Society,

      London - Printed by Strahan and Preston 1809 - A finely bound copy of the uncommon book of regulations by the Marine Society. A lovely copy with a great history. UncommonFifth EditionBound in leather with gilt lettering and detail to the spine. Contains the bookplate of George William Gent, with an ink inscription which states thathe became a govenor of the Marine Society for life for 12 Guineas in March 1816. The Marine Society was the world's first seafarers charity. In 1756, at the beginning of the Seven Years' War against France, Austria, Russia, Sweden and Saxony (and subsequently Spain and Portugal) Britain urgently needed to recruit men for the navy. Jonas Hanway (1712-1786), who had already made his mark as a traveller, Russia Company merchant, writer and philanthropist, must take the chief credit for founding the society which both contributed to the solution of that particular problem, and has continued for the next two and a half centuries to assist many thousands of young people in preparing for a career at sea. Jonas Hanway (1712 5 September 1786), English traveller and philanthropist, was born at Portsmouth. In 1756 he founded The Marine Society, to keep up the supply of British seamen. At the rear is A Sermon Preached by the Rev. Dr Glasse, Chaplain of the Marine Society. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is some slight wear to the extremities including slight bumping. The front inner hinge is slightly strained. Internally the pages are clean and bright. There is a neat ink inscription and bookplate to the front pastedown as detailed above. Overall the condition of the book is very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        William Tell; or Swisserland Delivered

      London: Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1809. xxxvi, 115pp, [5]. Original paper covered boards, later reback, smooth spine, divided into six panels by gilt rules, morocco title label to second panel, small Turkish pattern marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Boards worn, corners heavily worn. Internally lightly browned, occasional spotting, frontispiece browned, foxed and coming loose, with slight offsetting onto title. Lacks half-title, the first English edition. Gumuchian has the Harris published 1823 edition, but not this one. Uncommon, COPAC shows at the BL only. First Edition. Half Calf and Boards. Good. 12mo.

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

      London: William Miller, 1 May 1809. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by J. Bluck after Henry Salt, on wove paper. 16 3/4 x 23 1/4 inches. 20 3/4 x 27 1/4 inches. 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 Egypt, 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

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        Tableau comparatif des résultats de la cristallographie et de l'analyse chimique, relativement à la classification des minéraux

      Paris: Courcier, 1809 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (202x125 mm) [4], lvi, [2:errata], 312 pp., including half-title, 4 folding engraved plates. Contemporary full calf, spine and boards gilt, marbled endpapers (marginal staining by binders glue), minor browning (title stronger) and very little spotting. Good copy, collated complete. ----- Honeyman sale 4:1628; Ward & Carozzi 1025; Wellcome 3:224 . - FIRST EDITION OF HAUY'S SURVEY OF THE RESULTS OF CRYSTALLOGRAPHY AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS AS THEY RELATE TO CLASSIFYING MINERALS. Chemical composition traditionally determines four classes in mineralogy (acidiferous, earthy, nonmetallic combustible, and metallic) and the order and genera. The form of the constituent molecule determines the species. In this work, Hauy "emphasized the invariability of the form and the composition of the constituent molecule of a species but was forced to admit that the definite proportions were often blurred by heterogeneous materials accidentally mixed with the compound" (DSB). By extension, he realized that chemical analysis cannot determine which components are accidental and which essential, since even a small amount of a substance may impress its form on a larger amount of "accidental" impurities. "Only for geometry are all crystals pure," was Hauy's conclusion..

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        REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF CLAIMS ON A LETTER AND REPRESENTATION OF THOMAS PAINE, REFERRED THE FIFTEENTH DECEMBER LAST

      Washington. 1809.. 13pp. Dbd. 19th century stamp on titlepage. Very good. This concerns compensatory payment to Thomas Paine for his work in negotiating a 1781 French loan. Paine's petition includes a discussion of the motives and influence of his political works, and part of his argument for compensation is based on the impact of COMMON SENSE on the American Revolution. Paine advanced these claims near the end of his life, when he had retired to a farm in New Rochelle, New York. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 19044.

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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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        Voyages and travels to India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt, in the years 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805, and 1806

      London: William Miller. 1809. First edition, 3 vols., 4to, 3 engraved vignettes, 69 plates and maps (10 folding), full contemporary calf neatly rebacked, new red morocco labels on gilt-decorated spines; a very good, sound, and clean copy. A survey of the east coast of Africa, and an investigation into the possibilities of trade with Abyssinia and neighboring countries. Henry Salt was a member of the expedition and a large part of the text contains his narrative of the expedition. Many of Salt's drawings for his own Twenty-Four Views in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Egypt, and Abyssinia (1809) were made while on this expedition with Valentia. See Abbey, Travel, 515 note.

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        TEITO^ GAKEI ICHIRAN

      1809. [Ehon] Kawamura Bumpo, artist. TEITO GAKEI ICHIRAN. Osaka & Kyoto: Morimoto Tasuke (O), Chojiya Genjiro (K), Yoshida Shimbei (K) 1809 - [1816] 4 volumes. 25.5 x 16.5 cm. This set is identical to the Mitchell copy (p.518,519), save for the following: 1) There is no separate ad page before the colophon at the end of volume two; 2) Most of the poems in volumes three are sealed, while the Mitchell copy's were not. 3) Chojiya Genjiro replaces Ogawa Tazaemon of Osaka as second publisher in volume two. 4) The format of the colophon in volume four is almost identical to that of volume two and is dated 1809, including an ad for all three volumes of BUMPO GAFU as being in production, hence the ad had to be after 1813. Ogawa Tazaemon is listed as the second publisher. In any case, Chojiya Genjiro appears to have published some other Bumpo titles (see Mitchell/Ryerson). This is a handsome printing, particularly of the final two volumes, of intermediate age (late 1820's?, early 1830's?) The first two volumes are lovely as well and printed in a "Bunka style" and coloration. In addition, the covers, though apparently original and consistent (vols 1&2 and 3&4 are identical) do not appear to have been published at the same time, i.e., these books don't appear to have been issued as a mid-century four volume set (as most sets seen in the market appear to be). A few images have a color block or two missing, but overall quite handsome and effective. There has been a theory advanced that Chojiya Genjiro had not been involved with Bumpo's books until after 1837 [Ellis Tinios of Leeds in Print Collector's Quarterly, 9/94] - this set would seem to indicate a slightly earlier involvement. In a 20th century clasped chitsu case. The condition of the books with original title labels is quite clean.

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        Tableau comparatif des résultats de la cristallographie et de l'analyse chimique, relativement à la classification des minéraux

      Courcier, Paris 1809 - 8vo (202x125 mm) [4], lvi, [2:errata], 312 pp., including half-title, 4 folding engraved plates. Contemporary full calf, spine and boards gilt, marbled endpapers (marginal staining by binders glue), minor browning (title stronger) and very little spotting. Good copy, collated complete. ----- Honeyman sale 4:1628; Ward & Carozzi 1025; Wellcome 3:224 . - FIRST EDITION OF HAUY'S SURVEY OF THE RESULTS OF CRYSTALLOGRAPHY AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS AS THEY RELATE TO CLASSIFYING MINERALS. Chemical composition traditionally determines four classes in mineralogy (acidiferous, earthy, nonmetallic combustible, and metallic) and the order and genera. The form of the constituent molecule determines the species. In this work, Hauy "emphasized the invariability of the form and the composition of the constituent molecule of a species but was forced to admit that the definite proportions were often blurred by heterogeneous materials accidentally mixed with the compound" (DSB). By extension, he realized that chemical analysis cannot determine which components are accidental and which essential, since even a small amount of a substance may impress its form on a larger amount of "accidental" impurities. "Only for geometry are all crystals pure," was Hauy's conclusion. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. 9 volumes complete

      London: S.A. and H. Oddy, 1809.. First editions of each volume. Octavo, 9 volumes. Three quarters leather with raised bands to the spine and gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers. With folding maps. In very good condition. Edited with introduction, notes, appendices and index by J.B. Bury.

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        Edfou (Apollinopolis Magna.) Coupe et Élévation Intérieure du Pylône du Grand Temple [Pl. 52, Vol. I]

      Paris: L'Imprimerie Imperiale, 1809-1813; l'Imprimerie Royale, 1817- [1830]. Copper engraving. Very good condition apart from a light water stain in the left margin and some very minor foxing in the margins and the bottom part of the image. 19 1/4 x 31 7/8 inches. 25 7/8 x 39 3/4 inches. A fine plate from 'Description de l'Egypte', the seminal publication by the French government detailing the results of the Napoleon's pioneering military and scientific expedition to Egypt (1798-1801) and the first comprehensive illustrated description of ancient and modern Egypt. In 1798, Napoleon embarked on his legendary expedition to Egypt with the ambition of wresting control of the region from the Turkish Empire and 'opening' the enigmatic kingdom to the West. Conquering Egypt, the geographical centerpoint in the axis of trade between Europe, India and the East, was an integral part of Bonaparte's strategic plan for global domination. Among the numerous civilians accompanying him, were the 'savants', leading French scholars, artists, scientists, engineers and technicians, whom he commissioned to compile a thorough survey of every aspect of Egypt that could later be used in planning the country's future shape. The survey was divided into various sections detailing the antiquities, modern architecture, natural history and topography of Egypt and coordinated by the 'l'Institut de l'Egypte' with a view to publication. Following the defeat of the French army, the 'savants' returned to France where a committee was established to edit and supervise the work's production. Begun under Napoleon in 1809, 'Description de l'Egypte' was finally completed in 1830. Although not a military success, the expedition and the resultant 'Description', were a scientific and cultural triumph considered by many to be the "Birth of Egyptology". Prior to Napoleon's invasion, access to and knowledge of Egypt, its culture and antiquities, were limited to the objects brought to Europe by the Romans and nineteenth-century merchants. The exquisite plates from this voluminous and invaluable work provided the first true glimpse into a once mysterious land and indelibly influenced how the west perceived Egypt. This particular plate comes from the volume devoted to antiquities, which details the ruins and various items excavated in Egypt.

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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: 'a classic of our language ... a model of art criticism' (Cambridge History of English Literature).Also included is Mason's translation of du Fresnoy's 'Art of Painting' with Reynolds's commentary, and a life of Reynolds by Edmond Malone.Not in Lowndes.

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

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

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        Balaguns or Summer Habitations

      London,: Boydell,, 1809.. Handcoloured aquatint, 330 x 455 mm.; mounted. Beautiful coloured aquatint from Webber'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's third voyage to the Pacific.Joppien & Smith, 3.362Ab.

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        Essai sur la première formation des langues, et sur la difference du genie des langues originals et des langues composes; Traduit de l'anglais d'Adam Smith. Avec des notes. Suivi du premier livre des Recherches sur la langue et la philosophie des Indiens. Extrait et traduit de l'Allemand de F. Schlegel par J. Manget

      Geneva: Manget & Cherbuliez, 1809 First edition. Contemporary blue paper natural-grained morocco-effect boards, double gilt fillet, flat spine with double gilt fillet rules, gilt title and floral motifs. Twelvemo. Extremities lightly worn, joints starting. A very good copy. Presentation copy, inscribed by the translator: "A Monsieur de Pellenc, Censeur Impérial, de la part du traducteur. The first work in the volume is the first edition of the first complete translation of Adam Smith's "Considerations Concerning the First Formation of Language," translated by the Swiss belletrist Jacques-Louis Manget. A fragmentary translation had been published in 1796, under the title "Considérations sur la première formation des langues." The essay was originally published in English in 1761 as part of The Philological Miscellany, and in 1767 it was added as an appendix to the third edition of The Theory of Moral Sentiments. The second work in the volume is Manget's translation of an extract from Schlegel's philological classic Ueber die Sprache und Weisheit der Indier, Heidelberg, 1808. The essay is an expansion of a lecture Smith delivered during his professorship at Glasgow, part of a series refined from his earlier lectures at Edinburgh. Smith's particular concern is with linguistic structure, and the essay develops a theory on the 'natural' structure of language and the causes and nature of linguistic development.

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        Anweisung zum Petinett- Entoillagen- und Spitzen-Stricken. Eine Sammlung von dreyßig feinen durchbrochenen Strick-Mustern

      Leipzig, Rein 1809. 11 x 19 cm. 53, (3) Seiten mit 12 Kupfertafeln. Umschlag der Zeit in Pappschuber mit gestochen Titelschild "Amaliens Strick-Kästchen" und vergoldeten Fileten - Goed. X, 184, 73 (vgl.) - ADB 19, 368 (vgl.) - Holzm. / Boh. Pseud. 10 - Amalie Henriette Karoline Voigt (1780 - 1840), die sich in der Widmung "Amalie" nennt, war Tochter des Hofrats Johann August Ludecus. Sie heiratete 1798 den weimarischen Regierungsrats v. Voigt. Nach Scheidung ihrer Ehe 1809 begann sie, nach dem Vorbild ihrer Stiefmutter Johanne Karoline Amalie Ludecus (1757 - 1827), ihre schriftstellerische Tätigkeit. Die Tafeln, in Blau gedruckt und einzeln auf Karton aufgezogen, zeigen Grundmuster, geknüttete Muster, Ausfüllungsmuster, größere Spitzen-Muster, Bordüren, Randmuster und Spitzen-Muster. Exemplar aus der Königlichen Ernst-August-Bibliothek Hannover mit deren Stempel auf Titel -

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        Bielefeld und der Sparenberg." Ansicht mit der Sparrenburg von Südwesten, von dem als Postberg bezeichneten Johannisberg aus gesehen

      Aquarellierte Federzeichnung von Wilhelm Strack 1809. 41.2x59.8 cm. - Thieme / Becker XXXII, 145 - Albrecht, Strack Nr. 5 vgl. - Korzus, Westfalen Nr. 108 vgl. - Westfalia Picta VII 7 vgl. - Blick auf den Sparrenberg mit der Sparrenburg und den südlichen Teil der Stadt mit der Marienkirche. Mit weitem Fernblick über das Hügelland zum Wiehengebirge. Vorn weitläufiges Gelände einer Bleiche für das in den Spinnereien der Stadt hergestellte Leinen. Im Vordergrund auf einer Landstraße am Johannisberg ein Fuhrwerk mit drei vorgespannten Pferden und Kutscher. Unten links signiert, datiert und bzeichnet "WH Strack fecit 1809 von dem Postberge aufgenommen". Der Maler, Kupferstecher und Autor Anton Wilhelm Strack (1758 Haina - 1829 Bückeburg) erhielt seine Ausbildung u.a. durch seine beiden Onkel Anton Wilhelm Tischbein und Johann Heinrich Tischbein. Nach Stationen in Mannheim und Marburg hielt er sich in Kassel auf, wo er die Bekanntschaft der Prinzessin Juliane von Hessen-Philippsthal machte. Sie berief ihn nach ihrer Heirat als Fürstin von Schaumburg-Lippe an den Hof von Bückeburg, wo er von ca. 1782 bis zu seinem Tode als Hofmaler und Professor tätig war. Er gehört "zu denjeningen Künstlern, die den zeitgenössischen Stil praktizierten, es zu einer hohen Fertigkeit brachten und, weil sie den Publikumsgeschmack trafen, eine große Breitenwirkung erzielten." (Albrecht).Dekoratives Bild in tonigem Kolorit. Im Himmel leicht stockfleckig, auf stärkere Pappe montiert.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the United Church of England and Ireland

      Oxford - Dawson, Bensley and Cooke, 1809 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully bound1809 publication of the Book of Common Prayer. Bound into the end is 'a new version of the Psalms of David, fitted to the tunes used in churches by N Brady, Chaplain in Ordinaryand N Tate, Poet-Laureat to His Majesty'. Printed 1807. With 'the form and manner of making, ordaining, and consecrating of bishops, priests and deacons'. Includes the calendar, with the table of lessons, the table of movable feasts. Printed at the Clarendon Press, by Dawson, Bensley, and Cooke, printers to the University; and sold by W. Dawson at the Oxford Bible Warehouse, Paternoster Row, London. The Book of Common Prayer is the short title of a number of related prayer books used in the Anglican Communion, as well as by the Continuing Anglican, Anglican realignment and other Anglican churches. The original book, published in 1549 (Church of England 1957), in the reign of Edward VI, was a product of the English Reformation following the break with Rome. Prayer books, unlike books of prayers, contain the words of structured (or liturgical) services of worship. By the 19th century other pressures upon the book of 1662 had arisen. Adherents of the Oxford Movement, begun in 1833, raised questions about the relationship of the Church of England to the apostolic church and thus about its forms of worship. Known as Tractarians after their production of Tracts for the Times on theological issues, they advanced the case for the Church of England being essentially a part of the 'Western Church', of which the Roman Catholic Church was the chief representative. The Book of Common Prayer has had a great influence on a number of other denominations. While theologically different, the language and flow of the service of many other churches owes a great debt to the prayer book. Together with the Authorized version and the works of Shakespeare, the Book of Common Prayer has been one of the three fundamental underpinnings of modern English. As it has been in regular use for centuries, many phrases from its services have passed into the English language, either as deliberate quotations or as unconscious borrowings. Condition: In a decorative contemporary Regency full morocco binding. Externally generally sound although rubbed, the front joint just starting. Internally, firmly bound. Bright with light scattered spotting. Copperplate ink inscription dated 1813 to front blank. Slight loss to front free-endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The American coast pilot containing the courses and distances between the principal harbours, capes and headlands

      Edward Little & Co. Very Good-. 1809. Hardcover. Brown faux moroccan leather cover (rebound in 20th century) has light wear to caps. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Former owner's inscription on title page (John C. Mason, 1846). Pages foxed ranging from very mild to very heavy, but otherwise clean and in good condition. Lacking pages 17-24. All 15 maps and charts present (some fold-out). Plan of Long Island Sound is only partially present. ; 389 pages .

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        Report of the Case of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, versus John Smith, Esq. Marshal of the United States for the District of Pennsylvania . . . by a member of the Bar of Philadelphia

      Philadelphia, Pa.: David Hogan, 1809. Very Good -. Title page continued: "Containing The Speeches of the Attorney General and Jared Ingersoll, Esq. on behalf of the Commonwealth, and William Lewis, Esq. on the part of the Defendant. And also the opinion of the Honorable William Tilghman, Esq. Chief Justice of the State of Pennsylvania." iv, [1], 6-52 p.; 21 cm. (8 inches). Printed by T.T. Stiles. Disbound from a nonce volume. Early American Imprints, 2nd series (Shaw & Shoemaker), 18494. This report is part of a lengthy and complicated matter involving a Revolutionary War privateer, Gideon Olmstead, who sought for over three decades for a larger share of a British ship taken during the war, and Elizabeth Sergeant & Esther Waters, the daughters and heirs of David Rittenhouse, Pennsylvania's treasurer during the Revolution. Rittenhouse had been charged with protecting the prize money until the matter was resolved. However, even after federal courts ruled in favor of Olmstead, Pennsylvania refused to relinquish its claim to the money. In 1809 the United States Supreme Court in U.S. v. Peters (9 U.S. (5 Cranch) 115 (1809)), in a nationalistic Marshall Court decision, made it the first case to strike down a state statute. In response, Gov. Snyder ordered the militia "to protect the daughters of Rittenhouse," who lived in adjoining houses at Arch and 7th Streets, which they did for five weeks in March and April 1809. When the U.S. Marshal, John Smith, tried to serve the writ, he was stopped by crossed bayonets. After he entered Sergeant's house through a rear window and arrested her, Gov. Snyder finally paid the sum to the marshal, striking a blow to the doctrine of state supremacy. This report relates to the unsuccessful attempt to force the marshall to release Elizabeth Sergeant, the Pennsylvania Chief Justice, William Tilghman, ruling that although he thought he had the power to discharge them if the federal court did not have jurisdiction, he determined that in this case the federal court did have jurisdiction ad so she should remain in custody of the U.S. marshall. A very scarce early 19th-century American legal report. In Very Good- Condition: disbound; scattered foxing and soiling (first several leaves are the most heavily foxed); trimmed too closely at the foot of p. 39, with slight loss of text; old dampstain along upper edge of some leaves.

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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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        Theoria motus corporum coelestium in sectionibus conicis solem ambientium

      Hamburg: Friedrich Perthes und I. H. Besser, 1809 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (280 x 240 mm), xi, [1], 227, [1], 20[tables] pp., 1 engr. plate, contemp. marbled boards. Final free endpaper torn, otherwise contents bright and unfoxed. Paper over spine; corners rubbed. ---- Sparrow 81; PMM 257n; Norman 879; Dibner 114n; DSB V, p.299ff. FIRST EDITION of Gauss' important work in which he developed his methods of orbit calculations and which he put to good practical use. In January 1801 G. Piazzi had briefly observed and lost a new planet. During the rest of that year the astronomers vainly tried to relocate it. In September, as his [Gauss'] Disquisitiones was coming off the press, Gauss decided to take up the challenge. To it he applied both a more accurate orbit theory (based on the ellipse rather than the circular approximation) and improved numerical methods (based on least squares). By December the task was done, and Ceres was soon found in the predicted position. This extraordinary feat of locating a tiny, distant heavenly body from seemingly insufficient information appeared to be almost superhuman, especially since Gauss did not reveal his methods. With the Disquisitiones it established his reputation as a mathematical and scientific genius of the first order. The decade that began so auspiciously with the Disquisitiones and Ceres was decisive for Gauss. (...) It ended with Theoria motus corporum coelestium in sectionibus conicis solem ambientium (1809), in which Gauss systematically developed his methods of orbit calculation, including the theory and use of least squares." (DSB)..

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        WILKINSON'S GENERAL ATLAS OF THE WORLD

      London: Robert Wilkinson, 1809. Contents page dated 1814. Engraved title page, one leaf of letterpess - geography and contents; 48 hand-coloured engraved maps, two of whic double-page. Later half-polished calf binding with original boards, title label, gilt to the spine which has five raised bands; binding very good, boards worn and rubbed. Contents good and tight and complete, title paged foxed and a little worn to edges, the first few maps are more heavily worn but the majority are very good: world map and mercators chart with paper repairs to the central folds and to tears and chips at edges, mercantors chart remounted at gusset; map of Europe repaired to inner gutter; map of britain with some loss to inner margin and lower outer margin, but only a small part of the south west of ireland missing, map of England and Wales finger soiled to edges; otherwise maps with a little offsetting, colours generally muted, the odd mariginal tear or nick, some edges with finger soiling. Overall a good/very good complete copy in a very good strong binding.. Second Edition. Half Leather. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Folio (29 x 35cm).

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        STATE PAPERS AND LETTERS OF SIR RALPH SADLER, THE - Three Volumes

      For Archibald Constable and Co., Edinburgh 1809 - Edited By Arthur Clifford. To which is added, A MEMOIR, The Life of Sir Ralph Sadler, with Historical Notes By Sir Walter Scott. In three volumes, 463, 513 & 435pp., beautifully bound in full contemporary red morocco, covers triple ruled in gilt with central gilt arms to covers, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated in a floral motif, double brown morocco labels lettered and decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, elaborate inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Vol. I engraved frontispiece of Thomas Cromwell, Vol. 2 small frontispiece engraving of Mary, Queen of Scotts. occassional light scattered foxing mostly clean and fresh throughout. A very handsome set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The state papers and letters of Sir Ralph Sadler ... / edited by Arthur Clifford, Esq. in two volumes. To which is added, A memoir of the life of Sir Ralph Sadler, with historical notes, by Walter Scott, Esq. - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      Edinburgh : Archibald Constable and Co. ; London : T. Cadell and W. Davies [etc.], 1809. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: 2 v., [5] leaves of plates : ill., 2 frontispiece ports., facsimile signatures ; 28 cm. (4to). Notes: With frontispiece portraits of Thomas Cromwell and Mary Queen of Scots, 1 plate of monument of Sir Ralph Sadleir and 4 plates at the end of vol.2 with facsimiles of signatures. Subject: England - Foreign relations - Scotland. Scotland - Foreign relations - England. Scotland - History - James VI, 1567-1625. Scotland - History - Mary Stuart, 1542-1567. Referenced by: T/B, 41Aa. Referenced by: NCBEL, 678. Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        The State Papers and Letters of Sir Ralph SadlerIn Two Volumes

      Edinburgh - Archibald Constable and Co, 1809 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A remarkable compilation of the state papers from one of the most influential statesmen of the tudor period. Featuring an engraved frontispiece of Thomas Cromwell to volume one, from an original painting by Holbein, and engraved by R. Cooper. As well as a frontispiece of Mary Queen of Scots to volume two, also engraved by R. Cooper. Volume one also features four plates of signature facsimiles all dated in the late 1500's. Collated complete. Contains A Memoir of the Life of Sir Ralph Sadler, with Historical Notes by Walter Scott. Sadler was a major 16th century historical figure, and took part in important diplomatic negotiations with Scotland, the trail of Mary Queen of Scots, and served as a Secretary of State for King Henry VIII. These works contain his parliamentary orations, including a speech on succession in 1563 and one on subsidy in 1566. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebacked in tree calf bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, generally sound but with light wear to extremities. Internally, both are firmly bound with intermittently bright pages to volume one, and volume two being bright throughout. Occasional instances of foxing, predominantly to the first and last pages. Armorial bookplate to the front pastedown to both volumes. Off-setting to title pages, and institutional stamp to title page of volume I. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Vie de Victor Alfieri

      Paris, H. Nicolle, 1809.: 19.Jahrhundert; 19th Century; Association Copies; Association Copy; Manuscripts; Philosophy; Provenience; Provenienz; Rare Books. 8°.. Originale Pappbände der Zeit. Exemplar des Philosophen Arthur Schopenhauer. Mit seinem Exlibris auf beiden Innendeckeln. Zahlreiche Anstreichungen und auch Anmerkungen im Text. Die Anmerkungen, von einzelnen Worten bis hin zu Zitaten von Goethe und einer griechische Passage von Sophokles. Außerdem eine Anmerkung auf französisch zur Tatsache, dass Alfieri sich weigerte Rousseau zu treffen. Bedeutendes Werk aus der Bibliothek eines der einflussreichsten Philosophen aller Zeiten. Vereinzelt stockfleckig.

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        THE HISTORY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT IN 1670, TO THE YEAR 1808

      Charleston. 1809.. Two volumes. xii,478; iv,602pp. plus one (of two) folding maps. Late 19th- century three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt. Boards a bit scuffed. Contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper of first volume. Map backed by linen. Ex-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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        CODIGO DE NAPOLEON CON LAS VARIACIONES ADOPTADAS POR EL CUERPO LEGISLATIVO EL DIA 3 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 1807

      EN LA IMPRENTA DE LA HIJA DE IBARRA. MADRID 1809 - ENCUADERNACION DE IMPRENTA. SIN GUILLOTINAR.INTONSO.MUY BUEN EJEMPLAR.426 PP.(REF-VEST.1) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A TREATISE ON MARTIAL LAW, AND COURTS- MARTIAL; AS PRACTISED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

      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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        SELECT IDYLLS:

      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 (fl.ca. 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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        Description de L'Égypte, ou Recueil des Observations et des Recherches qui ont été Faites en Égypte Pendant l Expédition de l Armée Francaise, Publié par les Ordres de Sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand. Antiquités, Mémoires. Tome Premier.

      L Imprimerie Impériale, Paris 1809. (6)+206+(2) pp. - Folio. Sewn as issued, with original marbled covers. Uncut edges. This is book three, volume I in the first edition ("Imperial Edition") of the work "Description de l Égypte" which consists of 23 parts (1809-1822). Ex-libris [Bibl. Hammer]. Spine somewhat worn, especially at edges, lower spine-end missing. Title label worn. Back cover with a large damp-stain. Pp. 55-62, 137-142 with pale damp-stains at the margins, but overall the pages are very clean. Binding tight. Condition Very Good +. French

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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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        WILLIAM TELL;

      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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