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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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        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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        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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        History Of British Birds.

      New Castle, Edward Walker, 1809. Third edition. Two volumes. Third edition. Illustrated with woodcuts by Bewick. Beautifully rebound in quarter calf with five raised bands, gilt-stamped decorations on spine and marbled paper boards. Occassional foxing, otherwise a fine set. Quarter leather. Book condition: Fine Condition

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        URANIA. Poemetto.

      Stamperia Reale 1809 In-8 (mm. 233x150), bross. muta coeva di colore rosa, pp. 24. "Prima edizione", ?rarissima a trovarsi perchè fu stampata in un numero limitato di esemplari?. Così Parenti ?Rarità bibl. dell?800?, pp. 165-166 che precisa: ?A Parigi il Manzoni fu lungamente ospite, con la madre, della marchesa di Condorcet, della quale frequentava il salotto con assiduità. A questi legami (e a quelli, soprattutto, di profonda amicizia, che legarono Alessandro al Fauriel ch?era l?amante della Condorcet) pare debba attribuirsi l?origine di un poemetto intitolato ad "Urania" col quale nome apppunto il Fauriel soleva chiamare la sua amica?. Fresco esemplare a grandi margini, ben conservato..

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        Die essbaren Schwämme des Oesterreichischen Kaiserstaates.

      19,2x12,5 cm. CXXIII, S. (I) w. S., S. (1)-110, S. 113-174. Mit 30 handkolorierten gestochenen Tafeln. Pappband der Zeit mit marmorierten Deckel und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf violettem Glanzpapier. Nissen 1986. - Pritzel 9440. - Volbracht 2121. - Erste Ausgabe. Unter dem Namen des Autors wurden im 19. Jahrhundert verschiedene Pilzbücher veröffentlicht. Beschreibt ausschliesslich essbare Pilze, ihre Merkmale, Fundorte aber auch kulturgeschichtliche und kulinarische Details. - Die leeren Seiten 111-112 nicht eingebunden. - Die Tafeln am Schluss so eingebunden, dass man sie ausklappen kann. - Rücken schwach verblasst. Notizen von alter Hand auf Vorsatz. Wenige Tafeln im Rand leicht knittrig. - Praktisch fleckenloses Exemplar. [2 Warenabbildungen bei]

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. The Fifteenth Edition With the Last Corrections of the Author; And with notes and additions by Edward Christian.

      London, Printed by A. Strahan 1809 4 volumi In-8, 1 dell'autore, pp. XVI, 485; 1 tavole più volte ripiegata, VII, 520, XIX; VII, 455, XXXVI; VII, 443, (1), VII, (1), (74); piena pelle coeva con titolo e filetti in oro. Ottimo esemplare

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        Figures and descriptions of petrifactions collected in Derbyshire. (Vol. I - all published.) [A systematic arrangement of the petrifactions described in volume the first: with additional remarks on some of the species.]

      Wigan: printed by D. Lyon, sold by White, et al, 1809.. 4to. Pp [iii]-ix[i], [ii], ii, ii, [ii], 28, 52 hand-coloured plates (with guards) accompanied by letterpress description. Contemporary half calf re-spined with earlier title in gilt laid down, marbled sides and leaf-edges. Binding lightly rubbed; lacks half-title; light stain to lower fore-edge corner of first few plates not affecting images. Ex-reference library with following evidence: small round ink-stamp to title-page and preface; oblong ink-stamp and MS. notes in a small neat hand to title verso; blind-stamps to plate margins.

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        Le regulateur universel des poids et mesures, invention nouvelle, pour apprendre, seul et sans maitre, a trouver les rapports reciproques du nouveau systeme et des poids et mesures de tous les pays, ainsi que des francs, livres tournois et monnaies etrang

      Avignon, chez A.Berenguier, et Mme Guyot; Paris, chez M.Courcier 1809.. 487, [1] p., [2] folded leaves of plates, small hole in last leaf, a very nice copy, completely uncut, original blue paste-paper wrappers, small hole in backstrip removing part of the decorative border of the spine-label (no loss to lettering), sold with two examples of Martin's instrument, one in cardboard, one in copper. Martin had published a version of this book as Le Parfait Regulateur, Toulon 1807. This edition is not only very much enlarged, but is supplied with his key invention: the regulateur itself is a template with windows for reading off values from the tables in the book, reducing the multiplication entailed by conversion into an addition sum. It is not merely an aid for those unfamiliar with the notation required by the new metric system: the book in its new form is extraordinarily comprehensive, giving well over a hundred conversions (both ways) for weights, measures (linear, square and cubic) and coinage: pre-Revolutionary, provincial French (such as the measure for weighing silk in Avignon) and foreign, all the way to Constantinople and Damascus. The book was offered with a choice: cardboard, or (at a higher price) copper. Many copies lack the regulateur; this copy must be at least very unusual in having both forms. The copper template was available only with this first edition. The second edition, Bordeaux 1809, has a quite different collation, adds a folding frontispiece, and was issued with two copies of the cardboard regulateur. This first edition exists in two variants; this one, with Avignon first in the imprint, probably precedes the one with only a Paris imprint. A further edition appeared in 1815, and various adaptations followed.

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        Nogle Oplysninger til nærmere Kundskab om Færøerne

      fornemmelig med Hensyn til Underviisningen der, med Forslag til en dansk Skole i Thorshavn. Kbhvn. 1809. (8) + 134 s. Helt rent eksemplar på skrivepapir, indbundet i samtidigt papirbind med guldbort på ryg og permer. Very clean copy on thick paper bound in contemporary paperbinding with gold on spine and boards.. Bibl. Dan. III, 612

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        NORTHERN CELESTIAL HEMISPHERE. On the plane of the Equator. On which is carefully defined the Boundaries of the Constellations & all the Stars to the Sixth Magnitude inclusive. From the Astronomical Catalogue of the Rev. Mr. Wollaston, F.R.S.

      J. Cary (181 Strand) Grande carta (cm. 77,5 x 73), incisa in rame, a due colori (nero e azzurro). Cfr. Tooley ?Dictionary of Mapmakers?, p. 106: ?John Cary, elder (ca. 1754-1835) English cartographer, engraver, globe maker and publisher (181 Strand: 1791-1820), issued many county and foreign atlases?. Ben conservata.

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      Ett blad att läsa på sängen. Första-fjerde samlingen med vardera 52 nummer och femte samlingen med 58 nummer. Sthlm, Marquardska tryckeriet, 1809-12. 4:o. (1066) s. + (HAMMARSKÖLD, LORENZO) Strödda underrättelser om de wittra striderna på tyska parnassen. [=rubrik]. Sthlm, Marquardska tryckeriet, 1810. 4:o. (8) s. Tre samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerade ryggar, röda titeletiketter och rödstänkta snitt. Främre yttre falsen till den tredje bandet sprucken och den inre lagad med en tygremsa. Ryggarna lackade och ngt torra och flagiga. Placerade i en modern skinnskodd kassett. Handskrivna innehållsförteckningar på för- och eftersättsbladen. Enstaka äldre marginalanteckningar. Författarnamnet till respektive artikel ofta tillskrivet med blyerts. En del blad har ett ngt avvikande format och är därför vikta i nedre marginalen för att passa i bandet. En del lager-, solk- och fuktfläckar, t.ex. i nr 3 av den andra samlingen. Med J. E. Landerstedts och Joh. Svenssons namnteckningar, den förra daterad 1812 och den senare 1893.. Lundstedt Sveriges periodiska litteratur 381. Denne nämner bara 57 nummer i femte och sista samlingen. Detta ex. är komplett med Hammarskölds bilaga till nummer 21 i första samlingen. Lundstedt nämner ytterligare två bilagor, men till dessa refereras ej i tidningen, utan de är nog snarast att betrakta som fristående följdskrifter och är inte medbundna här. Ovanlig och betydelsefull litterär tidning som gavs ut av Johan Christoffer Askelöf och där bl.a. Agardh, Atterbom, Hammarsköld, Livijn och Palmblad medarbetade. En av den nya skolans viktigaste publikationer

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        Practical Perspective, Exemplified on Landscapes... with an Essay on the Practice of Taking Views, and Many Other Considerable Additions and Improvements.

      London: Edward Orme, 1809.. Second edition. 4to. 57, (3) pp. Original drab boards sympathetically rebacked with paper to style, paper spine label, ownership inscription of one Charlotte Wilhelmina Scott dated 1815 to head of title page. Frontispiece, 2 explanatory plates and 10 further plates, of which 2 are coloured. A very good copy. First published four years earlier, this edition has revisions and an extra plate.

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        An essay towards the calculus of functions

      W. Bulmer & Co 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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        Försök öfver stånds afund. + Tankar angående rikdagsmäns rättigheter och huru långt de sträcka sig. + Presterskapet i politiskt, andeligt och vetenskapligt afseende betraktadt. + Hvad rätt har ett folk att dömma en regent? + Wälmenande tankar öfwer det naturligaste beskattningssätt. Hans kongl. höghet, Swea rikes föreståndare, samt landet nu församlade wise och fäder i underdånighet tilägnad af Carl M. Schoerbing. + Fortsättning af Wälmenande tankar öfwer det naturligaste beskattningssätt. Hans kongl. höghet, Swea rikes föreståndare, samt landet nu församlade wise och fäder i underdånighet tilägnad af Carl M. Schoerbing. + De oekonomiske orsakerne till svenska folkets nu varande vanmakt, och den enda möjligheten af en grundlig hjelp, genom en förbättrad riks-hushållning.

      Samtliga: Stockholm, 1809. 7 politiska broschyrer, varav 5 anonyma, sammanbundna i ett samtida halvskinnband. 17 + 1 blank + 22 + 29 + 1 blank + (2) + 38 + 24 + 1 utvikbar tabell + 84 s.. Tankar angående rikdagsmäns rättigheter och huru långt de sträcka sig samt Presterskapet i politiskt, andeligt och vetenskapligt afseende betraktadt är författade av Gustaf von Schantz (1775-1847). Hvad rätt har ett folk att dömma en regent? är författad av Per Elgström (1780-1810). Wälmenande tankar öfwer det naturligaste beskattningssätt samt Fortsättning af Wälmenande tankar öfwer det naturligaste beskattningssätt är författade av Carl Magnus Schoerbing (1754-1829) .De oekonomiske orsakerne till svenska folkets nu varande vanmakt är författad av Christian Ludvig Jöransson (1738?-1820)

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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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        STORIA PITTORICA DELLA ITALIA (VOL. I- II- III- IV- V- VI), Bassano, Remondini Giuseppe & Figli, 1809

      ....Dal Risorgimento delle Belle Arti fin presso al fine del XVIII secolo....Edizione terza, corretta ed accresciura dall'autore...(ancora vivente al momento delle stampe) SEI VOLUMI (cm.17 x 23,4) nella loro brossura originale nocciola, con qualche traccia d'uso, fogli in barbe, piccole mancanze ai dorsi, interno buono (rare macchioline) con elegante grafica in carta pesante. VOLUME I (ove si descrive la scuola fiorentina e la senese) pp.370. VOLUME II (la scuola romana e la napolitana) pp.365. VOLUME III (la scuola veneziana) pp.293. VOLUME IV (le scuole lombarde di Mantova, Modena, Parma, Cremona e Milano) pp, 260. VOLUME V (le scuole bolognese e Ferrarese, e quelle di Genova e del Piemonte) pp.397. VOLUME VI (contiene gli indici generali di tutta l'opera) pp.225. Lanzi Luigi nato a Treia nelle Marche il 23 giugno 1732 e scomparso a Firenze il 30 marzo 1810. Gesuita, sacerdote, insegnante al Collegio Romano in lettere greche e latine, cambiò attività dopo la soppressione della Compagnia di Gesù nel 1773, dedicandosi a studi approfonditi e ricerche sulle antichità delle regioni italiane. Questa edizione (la prima è del 1795) è la summa delle sue notevoli conoscenze ed esperienze. Dopo i primi eventi napoleonici si ritirò da studioso a Bassano e poi a Treviso. In fine, la sua sepoltura a Firenze, tra i più insigni fiorentini, è il riconoscimento della sua attività . Questa opera ebbe comunque un grande successo e fu più volte ristampata ed è considerata ancora un punto di riferimento nel campo della pittura. (Cfr. Cicognara , 39, 40, 2298 " Ottima e corretta edizione del miglior libro che abbiasi su questo argomento..e se un poco più sull'indole de' monumenti e degli artisti si fosse esteso il chiarissimo autore, potrebbe allora dirsi opera perfetta.."

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        Île de Philae. Coupe et Élévation de la Galerie de l'Est. Élévations des Deux Colonnades et de l'Édifice du Sud. Élévation du Premier Pylône [Pl. 6, Vol. I]

      Paris: L'Imprimerie Imperiale, 1809-1813; l'Imprimerie Royale, 1817- [1830]. Copper engraving. Very good condition apart from two small tears in the left margin, a few mild yellowish surface abrasions in the lower left side of the image, and some very minor foxing in the margins. 22 x 38 inches. 26 7/8 x 42 1/4 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 System of the World

      London: Richard Phillips, 1809. First edition in English. Very good. Hardcover. Yes. 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 Life of Admiral Lord Nelson K. B. From His Lordship's Manuscripts ( Complete in 2 Volumes )

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davis, 1809.. First Edition. Very Good Plus. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Folio, books measure 13 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches. Weight 9.5kg. Complete in 2 volumes, collation, iv[2]15[1]xlv+375+311pp, 23 engravings, vignetts, plans, etc, complete as listed. Recentely rebound in modern half calf, calf corners, raised bands, gilt lines, gilt center stamp, leather title lables. Bindings in excellent condition.Internally, no loose pages, no writing or marking, some light spotting or browning to margins of engravings. Pages and engravings in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice well bound two volume work. A50

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        Upsala stads kämnärs-rätts protocoll rörande den i Krokens gård d.

      18 junii 1809 upkomne eldswåda jemte så wäl charta öfwer den afbrände delen af staden, som åtskillige andre handlingar, tjenande till uplysning om berörde gårds beskaffenhet. Uppsala, J. F. Edman, (1809). 8:o. 46 s. & 1 utvikbar tryckt karta. Med grav. titelvinjett avbildande Krokens gård och skolhuset. Marmorerat pappbd med svart titeletikett som färgat av sig lätt på bakre pärmen ytterfals (Hedberg, osignerat). Några ljusa bruntonade fläckar, t.ex. på titelbladet och s. 43. Med Arvid och Rosa Hernmarcks förgyllda pärmexlibris och Kurt Winbergs exlibris. Ur Bengt Bernströms bibliotek.. Bring Rättegångshandlingar 941. Bygdén Landskapet Uplands och Stockholms stad s. 47. I Uppsala fattighus, kallat Krokens gård, uppstod i juni 1809 en eldsvåda som resulterade i att delar av staden brann ned

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        Sandy Bay Valley in the Island of St. Helena

      London: William Miller, 1 May 1809. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by D. Havell after Henry Salt, on wove paper (watermark 'J Whatman'). 16 1/2 x 23 3/8 inches. 20 1/4 x 29 1/2 inches. View of the British colonial island St. Helena prior to its becoming Napoleon's last residence Henry Salt, artist, traveller, diplomat and collector of antiquities, was born at Lichfield, Staffordshire, England 14 June 1780. He was destined to be a portrait-painter, and on leaving school was taught drawing by Glover, the watercolour-painter of Lichfield. In 1797 he went to London and became a pupil of Joseph Farington, R.A., and (in 1800) of John Hoppner, R.A. The turning point in his career was 3 June 1802, when Salt left London for an eastern tour with George, viscount Valentia (afterwards Lord Mountnorris), whom he accompanied as secretary and draughtsman. He visited India, Ceylon, and (in 1805) Abyssinia, returning to England on 26 Oct. 1806. He made many drawings, some of which served to illustrate Lord Valentia's Voyages and Travels to India, published in 1809.The present image is from a work titled Twenty-four Views in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and 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 the artistry displayed by both Salt and his engravers is in many cases more than a match for the Daniell's images. Abbey Travel II 515 no.5

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        The Poetical Magazine. Volumes One through Four

      London: R. Ackermann 1809 11 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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        Poems on the Abolition of the Slave Trade; Written by James Montgomery, James Grahame, and E. Benger. Embellished with Engravings from Pictures Painted by R. Smirke, Esq. R.A

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

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        Poems on the Abolition of the Slave Trade,

      London: Printed for R. Bowyer, the Proprietor, 1809. Engraved frontispiece + 141 large pp + 13 engraved plates + printer's note to the binders tipped in. Folio, 12 x 14". 1st ed., fine in old boards with new spine. Poems written in honour of the abolition of the African slave trade by the British Legislature in 1807. Includes engravings of Thomas Clarkson, Granville Sharpe and William Wilberforce plus images of slavery.

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      In-folio max. (mm. 655x490), mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, pp. IV,84, illustrato f.t. da 20 splendide tavv.: 10 in chiaroscuro e 10 (ripetute) al tratto, disegnate ed inc. in rame da Faustino Anderloni, con relativa descrizione. Vi sono contenute 5 Memorie. "Rara edizione originale". Cfr. Choulant "Bibl. of Anatomic Illustr.", p. 298: "Scarpa himself trained the famous Faustino Anderloni to become his engraver. His prints are therefore models of anatomic representation as regards correctness of form, and the utmost perfection of engraving" - Morton,3583: "Scarpa's contribution to the subject of hernia ranks with that of Cooper, and he did much towards modernizing the knowledge of this speciality" - Sallander, p. 377 cita solo la II ediz. di Pavia, 1819 - Castiglioni, p. 614-16: "Scarpa (1752-1832) fu anatomico e chirurgo di grandissimo valore. Assieme allo Spallanzani, al Volta, al Frank, fu uno dei più illustri insegnanti alla scuola di Pavia che raggiunse verso la fine del '700 l'apice del suo splendore". Testo con fiorit. per lo più margin.; tavole ben conservate.

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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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