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        [ENGRAVED PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM DRAYTON, OF SOUTH CAROLINA]

      [Charleston. 1809?].. Circular image, 5.6 cm. in diameter, on square sheet of paper. A fine copy. Charles B.J.F. de Saint-Mémin was a French emigree who came to America in 1793. In 1796 he began producing portraits using a physiognotrace, then transferring the image to an engraving using a pantograph. Each patron would receive the original, a series of engravings, and the original copper plate. Impressively true to life, Saint-Mémin's portraits were in great demand, and he executed some 900 of them, including many of the leading citizens of the republic, until he returned to France in 1810. This fine portrait is of William Drayton, not John Drayton as is sometimes asserted. Although the caption bears John Drayton's name, the portrait is of a very young man, probably in his early twenties, and could not possibly be the stout governor who was in his forties at the time. A lawyer, William Drayton (1776-1846) became a colonel in the War of 1812 and later a prominent Congressman from South Carolina, and was an opponent of nullification. Miles, ST.-MEMIN (Washington, 1994), 275.

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        A Narrative of the Campaign of the British Army in Spain, Commanded by His Excellency Lieut.-General Sir John Moore, K.B. &c.&c.&c. Authenticated by Official Papers and Original Letters, by James Moore, Esq. The Second Edition, corrected

      London: Printed for Joseph Johnson,, 1809. 4to. pp. xii, 238, 89, [i] + engraved portrait frontispiece, view of the British and French positions before Corunna, and two folding maps: Plan of the Action near Coruna and a general map of Spain and Portugal with the march of the British columns (troop movements picked out with original hand-colour, some offsetting on facing text). Light toning, a couple of ink blots and the portrait of Sir John has been idly traced on the tissue guard. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, some wear, rebacked with original spine laid down. Juvenile ownership signature of Ernest Williams above the index. Edited from Sir John Moore’s papers by his younger brother James. Moore was a popular and humane commander; his death during the battle which covered the (successful) embarkation of the remnants of the British army from Spain deflected a certain amount of critiscm from the humiliations of the campaign, but at the time of publication (months after Corunna and roughly contemporary with Wellesley’s first forays back into Spain via Portugal) these events were raw and controversial.

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        CODE DE NAPOLEON LE GRAND

      - Florence, Molini, Landi et Cie, 1809, 28x45. Superbe reliure en plein cuir de Russie vert. Dos lisse portant le titre en lettres dorées. Encadrement doré des plats. Illustré d'un portrait de Napoléon en frontispice. Magnifique édition tirée à seulement 121 exemplaires, tous signés par les éditeurs. Celui-ci est l'un des 105 sur beau papier vélin. Un feuillet un peu bruni et quelques frottements sur la reliure (deux petits trou sur le dos) sinon très bon exemplaire, envoi de photographies sur demande.

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        Storia della Guerra dell'Indipendenza degli Stati Uniti d'America

      Colas 1809 Cm 13x20, vol. 1 pp. XI+363, vol. 2 pp. 543, vol. 3 pp. 553, vol. 4 pp. 477, legati mezza pelle con inserto di pelle rossa e titoli in oro al dorso, piatti marmorizzati; alle guardie timbro di proprietà. Prima edizione, alquanto rara, di quest'opera dell'illustre patriota e storico canavesano Carlo Botta (1766-1837), a Parigi dal 1802 come membro del Corpo Legislativo; essa costituisce la sua prima vasta opera storica, e si chiude col discorso di Washington al Congresso nel 1783 ed il suo ritiro a Mount Vernon. "Il leitmotiv dell'opera è costituito dall'amore per la libertà, che avrebbe sempre caratterizzato la società americana dal sorgere delle prime colonie nel nuovo mondo fino al distacco dalla madrepatria [...]. Il rappresentante di questo diffuso sentimento di libertà [...] era George Washington, polemicamente contrapposto a Napoleone, come la rivoluzione americana era contrapposta alla rivolluzione francese. La narrazione, basata su un'attenta utilizzazione di carte topografiche, di diari, di una vasta pubblicistica inglese e francese, oltre che americana, abbonda anche di descrizioni di battaglie e di discorsi attribuiti ai vari personaggi". Ottima prima edizione, rara a reperirsi

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        Bürger-Militär Almanach für das Königreich Baiern. 1810.

      München E A Fleischmann () 1809 - 8 Bl., 303 S. Mit gestochenem Porträt, gestochenem Titel, 4 Kupfertafeln mit Ansichten und gefalteter Tabelle. Kl.-8° (16,5 x 11 cm). Rote Pappe der Zeit mit Rückentitel. Die zweite Folge des Almanachs, wie alle Jahrgänge selten. Das militärisch und landesgeschichtlich orientierte Jahrbuch erschien unter dem vorliegenden Titel für die Jahre 1809 und 1810, 1811-1816 wurde der Titel in "Nazional-Garde-Almanach" geändert, 1817 folgte noch ein Jahrgang "Landwehr-Almanach". - Gesucht wegen der schönen bayerischen Stadtansichten von Paul Jakob Laminit, in diesem Jahrgang Passau gegen Norden, Ingolstadt, Ansbach und Amberg. - Lipowsky (1764-1844) war als bayerischer Beamter in unterschiedlichen Funktionen tätig (Mitglied der Säkularisationskommission, während der Napoleonischen Kriege Stadtkommandant von München, ab 1806 war er für die Organisation eines Bürgermilitärs zuständig), daneben verfaßte er eine Fülle von wertvollen Schriften zur bayerischen Geschichte. Im vorliegenden Band unter anderem: Über Feuergewehre und Gewehrfabriken; Fahnenweihen in Donauwörth, München, Eichstätt und Augsburg; Historische und statistische Notizen von Augsburg und Ingolstadt; Nekrolog Joseph Huber, Landshut; Übersicht des baierischen Bürger-Militärs nach Ordnung seiner Standquartiere. - Vorliegend die sogenannte "einfache Ausgabe" ohne die bei Lipperheide aufgeführten 8 Kostümkupfer und die Holzschnitt-Tafel der "Prachtausgabe". - Vereinzelt gering fleckig, Kalendarium und Ansichten mit minimalen Wurmspuren im Rand, die S. 135-142 mit Wurmgang im Text (etwas Buchstabenverlust), Vorsatz mit kleinem Exlibris. Ecken und Kapitale etwas bestoßen, Rücken leicht verblaßt. Gutes Exemplar. *Köhring 75. Lentner 5645. Lipperheide Qdc 5. 340 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        View in Queen Charlotte's Sound, New Zealand

      London:: Boydell,. 1809 (1820).. The only view of New Zealand 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). The image is notable in that it includes the landing party from the ship, with their tents pitched on shore and various other supplies. The Maoris in the foreground have a regal bearing, and there is just a hint of tatooing on their faces. Two of their boats are quite close to shore, some men carry caught fish. The Discovery & Resolution are seen moored in the distance. London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. Vide Cook's Last Voyage Vol. 1 Chap. 7. Impression mark 450 x 325 mm, on paper 500 x 360 mm. Colored aquatint, with vibrant color, with a few foxing spots in the sky, two dark thumbprints in the margin outside the plate marks, a small closed tear repaired and a little dusty & ruffled at the edges. The print is watermarked J. Whatman 1820, while the letterpress is watermarked C. Wilmott 1819. Joppien & Smith 3.12b.

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        View in the Island of Cracatoa

      London,: Boydell, 1809.. Handcoloured aquatint, 330 x 455 mm.; mounted. Fine view of the island of Cracatoa from Webber's magnificent series of views of the Pacific. This handcoloured aquatint is from the 1809 publication Views of the South Seas, and like other views by John Webber it is based on an original drawing by the artist made during Cook's third voyage to the Pacific.John Webber (1752 - 1793) was the official artist on Cook's third voyage. His drawings were published in the official account of the voyage. Between 1788 and 1792 he produced a series of sixteen views of places visited by Cook, etched and coloured by himself. These however were not published until after his death, in a large folio volume "Views in the South Seas" by Boydell & Co.in 1809.Joppien & Smith, 3.410Ac.

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        Traité sur le Service de l'État-Major Général des Armées, contenant son objet, son organisation et ses fonctions, sous les rapports administratifs et militaires.

      À Paris, Chez Magimel, 1809, - in-8, XII-372 pp., 2 pl., tableaux in et h.-t., dont dépl., demi-basane fauve à coins, dos lisse orné de trois lyres et de guirlandes dorées, tranches jaunes (reliure de l'époque). Petites mouillures sur les derniers feuillets.Par le général comte Philippe Henri de Grimoard (1753-1815), ancien précepteur des fils du comte d'Artois (futur Charles X), instigateur du plan de campagne de 1792, ce traité apporte d'utiles renseignements sur l'organisation du corps de l'état-major avant et pendant la Révolution, sous l'Empire, qui vient compléter nombre de bibliographie de l'époque, notamment l'Encyclopédie méthodique.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds / Containing His Discourses, Idlers, a Journey to Flanders and Holland, and His Commentary on Du Fresnoy's Art of Painting ; Printed from His Revised Copies, (With His Last Corrections and Additions) . ...to Which is Prefixed an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author ; by Edmond Malone

      London : Printed For T. Cadell And W. Davies, In The Strand, 1809. 4th ed., corrected. Physical desc. : COMPLETE IN 3 VOLUMES. : portrait illustrated. ; 22 cm. Sig. Of James Tait to the title page. Subject: Dufresnoy, Charles-Alphonse, 1611-1668 - De arte graphica. Flanders - Description and travel. Referenced by: Hilles, F. W. The literary career of Sir Joshua Reynolds. 1936. "A chronological list of painters, from the revival of the art to the beginning of the last century" [by Thomas Gray]: v.3, p. [291]-323. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title and volume indications. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        THE TRAVELS OF CAPTS. LEWIS & CLARKE [sic], FROM ST. LOUIS, BY WAY OF THE MISSOURI AND COLUMBIA RIVERS, TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN; PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1804, 1805, & 1806...CONTAINING DELINEATIONS OF THE MANNERS, CUSTOMS, RELIGION, etc. OF THE INDIANS

      London. 1809.. ix,309pp. plus folding map and 16pp. of ads. Three quarter calf antique, contemporary marbled boards. Light foxing and toning throughout. Very good. The first London "Apocrypha edition," as denoted by Elliott Coues. 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 bits and pieces from already published works appeared, misleading the reader into believing it was the account sanctioned by the government and containing all the information gathered during the journey. Wheat points out that the work contains "the earliest published map with legends stemming from Lewis and Clark." Howes calls this the "counterfeit" edition, while Sabin states it contains material not published in any other edition. The map shows western North America. WAGNER-CAMP 8:2. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2283. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 294. BRADFORD 2995. CHURCH 1309. FIELD 928. JONES 771. SMITH 5894. STREETER SALE 3122. GRAFF 2379. HOWES L321. SABIN 40827.

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        Souvenirs prophétiques d'une Sybille sur les causes secrètes de son arrestation, le 11 septembre 1809

      1809. Sébastien Leroy. . à Paris chez l'auteur 1809 in 8 (20 x 13 cm) X + 596 pages. Illustration d'une gravure en noir en frontispice montrant l'arrestation de Mlle Lenormand par Fouché en 1809 gravée par Sébastien Leroy. Reliure plein basane marron de l'époque, plats avec encadrement de dentelles dorées, dos richement orné de fers originaux, pièce de titre verte, titre doré, tranches jaunes. Première édition avec page de Copyright signée de la main de Mademoiselle Le Normand. Première édition de cet ouvrage de Marie-Anne Adélaïde Le Normand (1772-1843) célèbre cartomancienne qui avait d'illustres clients comme Robespierre, l'impératrice Joséphine, puis Louis XVIII et même le tsar Alexandre. Elle s'installa comme Sibylle rue de Tournon. Elle fut arrêtée en 1803 et en 1809 (sujet du frontispice), par ordre de l'empereur, sous l’inculpation de trahison, pour quelques prédictions un peu hardies. C'est un précieux ouvrage pour l'étude de l'occulte. On y trouve des pages sur la magie, de la plus haute importance et principalement sur le maniement des Grimoires. Elle y révèle les pratiques qu'il faut employer pour faire un usage efficace du Grimoire du Pape Honorius, et fournit des renseignements de la plus grande valeur sur les Clavicules, L'Enchiridion, les Tablettes théocratiques etc... le commentaire philosophique du jeu de carte du soldat Richard est une pièce des plus remarquables de ce volume for riche d'ailleurs à tous les points de vue (CAILLET 6517) - Intérieur très frais sauf les deux pages de dédicace qui présentent de petites tâches, reliure assez bien conservée mais mors du premier plat fendu sur toute la longueur, l'ensemble restant solide, Assez bon exemplaire de cet ouvrage rare en édition originale

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        A View at Lucknow

      An original handcoloured view of Lucknow from Henry Salt's Twenty Four Views In St Helena, Cape, India, Ceylon, The Red Sea, Abyssinia, and the Egypt, 1809, mounted,sl browning but a nice view overall, size 17 x 23 inches, mounted in acid free mount

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        Nelkenbrechers Taschenbuch der Münz- Maaß- und Gewichtkunde für Banquiers und Kaufleute. Für das Oesterreichische Kaiserthum nach Wiener-Münz, Maaß- und Gewicht durchaus umgearbeitet.

      Wien, Kupffer und Wimmer, 1809. - XXXVI, 533, (5) SS. Mit gefalt. Tabelle und zeitgenöss. einmontiertem Ausschnitt aus der Wiener Zeitung. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. 8vo. Wiener Ausgabe der klassischen, erstmals 1762 erschienenen Nelkenbrecher'schen Handelspraktik, die zum "Contoristen" Kruses, der den meisten Gewerbetreibenden noch immer zu enzyklopädisch war, eine Alternative im Oktavformat bieten wollte. Tatsächlich gelang es dem Kompendium, zum Standardwerk, ja zum Klassiker schlechthin unter den deutschsprachigen Handelspraktiken zu avancieren. "Diese Ausgabe von Nelkenbrechers Taschenbuche ist die zweyte in Wien, nur mit dem Unterschiede, daß die erste ein bloßer Nachdruck eines damahls noch sehr unvollkommenen Werkes war"; vorliegende Ausgabe ist für die habsburgischen Länder adaptiert. - Einband stärker berieben; Kanten bestoßen. Durchgehend etwas braunfleckig. Titel lose und mit zeitgenöss. Monogrammstempel. sowie hs. Besitzvermerk "C. E. Ockler". Vgl. Lipsius/L. 282.

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        THE EMBARGO; or, Sketches of the Times with The Spanish Revolution

      Boston: Printed for the Author, by E. G. House, 1809. Second edition. Following the extremely rare 1808 edition, this one was also paid for by the author's father. Rebound in 19th century three-quarter leather over marbled boards. Internal contents are clean and fresh with several pages untrimmed. Overall, an excellent copy. The author's first book, this edition published while he was just 14 years old. The title piece satirizes President Jefferson's political philosophy, specifically with regard to the Embargo Act of 1807, which historians have generally concluded was a disastrous and misguided policy. Bryant's writing career stalled after this publication for many years until his first book of poems published abroad in 1821 and finally a book of poetry in America in 1832. An important first work by a major American literary figure.

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        Environs du Kaire. Vue de l'Aqueduc Situé Près Le Vieux Kaire, Prise de L'Ile de Roudah [Pl. 20, Vol. 1]

      Paris: L'Imprimerie Imperiale, 1809-1813; l'Imprimerie Royale, 1817- [1830]. Copper engraving with later professional hand-colouring. Very good condition apart from some soft creasing and a few skilfully repaired tears at the platemark, tiny loss at lower left corner. 20 x 27 3/8 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 is from the volume entitled 'Etat Moderne', which details important examples of Egyptian architecture constructed after the seventh-century Arab invasion.

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        THE INAUGURAL SPEECHES AND MESSAGES OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, ESQ. LATE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. TOGETHER WITH THE INAUGURAL SPEECH OF JAMES MADISON, ESQ. HIS SUCCESSOR IN OFFICE

      Boston. 1809.. 126pp. Original blue paper covers with no spine, likely as issued. Light dampstaining and soiling. Still, very good. In a slipcase. Inaugural addresses of Jefferson and James Madison, issued on the occasion of Madison's election to the presidency, together with several other messages to Congress. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 18909.

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        Sermons and 'Anti-Infidel' Tracts [Sammelband]

      Warrington and London: Various, 1809. Sammelband of eight pamphlets - (1) "A Sermon Preached at St. James's Church, Latchford, Warrington, Oct. 25th, 1809, In Commemoration of the 49th Anniversary of His Majesty's accession to the Throne of these Realms, and the Commencement of the Fiftieth Year of His Reign", Warrington, 1809, 23pp, [1]; (2) "Family Worship Considered - A Sermon", London, 1818, 36pp; (3) "The Grace of God to Britain - A Sermon delivered at the Female Orphan Asylum", London, 1818, 24pp; (4) "Female Virtue and Domestic Religion Recommended by the Example of our Late Illustrious Queen Charlotte", London, 1818, viii, 26pp; (5) "The Radical Triumverate, or Infidel Paine, Lord Byron and Surgeon Lawrence Colleaguing With the Patriotic Radicals to Emancipate Mankind", London, 1820, [2], ii, 50pp, frontispiece; (6) "Britannia's Tears Over Her Patriot and Hero, the Late Illustrious and Benevolent Duke of Kent and Strathern", second edition, London, 1820, 30pp, frontispiece; (7) "Popery and Protestantism Compared; or their Principles and History Traced and the Duties of Protestants at the Present Crisis Considered", London, 1821, [2], 34pp; (8) "The Anti-Infidel; or Monthly Reflector", London, 1820, viii, 125pp, [1], frontispiece. Bound in contemporary half calf and marbled paper over boards, smooth back divided into six panels by gilt rules, morocco title label to second panel, author label to fourth, remaining panels with central gilt lozenge and volute corner pieces. Slightly rubbed to extremities, internally some very light browning, but generally quite bright and clean. From the library of Lord Eldon, with his circular bookplate to front pastedown. An interesting collection of anti-radical pamphlets owned by Eldon, who was of course mentioned by name in Shelley's 'Masque of Anarchy'. All of the pamphlets are uncommon, COPAC shows the first at Ox only, second at BL, Ox and Cam, third and fourth at BL only, fifth at BL, Cam, Chathams, the sixth BL and Ox, seventh, Ox and NLS, and the eighth is not on COPAC. First Edition. Half Calf and Boards. Very Good. 8vo.

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        A Journal; Containing an Account of the Wrongs, Sufferings, and Neglect, Experienced by Americans in France

      Boston, MA. Very Good. 1809. First Edition. First Edition in Very Good condition with heavy foxing. Disbound ; Smith: American Travelers Abroad C74. Stephen Clubb, born in England and not a naturalized citizen of the United States, was second mate on the American ship, Hyades, when he was arrested in January 1808, at the port of Calais. "This prison diary, covering the period from December 1807, to June 1809, details the author's capture by the French during the wars between England and France. It includes interesting descriptions of his travel as a prisoner, comments on the French people, and teaching English in prison." Sabin 13795. Shaw 17235. Matthews: American Diaries p. 212 .

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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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        Theatre de Voltaire

      Paris - Chez Antoine-Augustin Renouard 1809 - A collection of the plays of Voltaire. In French. Containing:Volume I/2: Oedipe, Fragments D'Artemire, Mariamne, Brutus, Eryphile, Zaire, Adelaide du Guesclin, Tanis et ZelideVolume 3/4: Alzire, ou Les Americains, L'Enfant Prodigue, Zulime, Pandore, Le Fanatisme, Merope, La Mort de Cesar, La Princesse de Navarre, Le Temple de la Gloire, La PrudeVolume 5/6: Semiramis, Nanine, La Femme Qui A Raison, Oreste, Catilina, Le Duc de Foix, L'Orpheline de la Chine, Socrate, L'EcossaiseVolume 7/8:Tancrede, Le Droit de Seigneur, Olimpie, Le Triumvirat, Les Scythes, Charlot, Ou La Comtesse de Givry, Le Depositaire, Le Baron d'Otrante, Les Deux Tonneaux, Les Guebres, ou La Tolerance, SophonisbeVolume 9: Les Lois de Minos, Les Pelopides, Don Pedre, Irene, Agathaocle, Jules Cesar, L'Heracius Espagnol, ou La Comedy FameuseInterspersed with letters regarding the publication of the plays, and critical essays. Voltaire wrote between fifty and sixty plays, including a few unfinished ones. Complete in nine volumes (bound in five). Condition: Rebound in quarter morocco. Externally, generally smart, though with some light marginal rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, with just a few instances of spotting. Overall: VERYGOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Religious World Displayed; or, A View of the Four Grand Systems of Religion, Judaism, Paganism, Christianity, and Mohammedism; and of the various existing denominations, sects and parties, in the Christian world. To which is subjoined, a view of deism and atheism.

      Edinburgh, James Ballantyne and Co., 1809. - 8vo. 3 vols. Contemp. giltstamped calf with double giltstamped black spine labels; spines gilt; giltstamped borders to covers. First edition of this encompassing study by the Rev. Robert Adam (1770-1825), long a standard work on the world's religions. - A prettily bound set from the library of the British philosopher of religion, David Arthur Pailin (b. 1936), with his bookplate. OCLC 1615651. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE CABINET OF MOMUS; A CHOICE SELECTION OF HUMOROUS POEMS

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

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        Waheiadooa, Chief of Oheitepeha, lying in State

      London,: Boydell, circa, 1809.. Hand-coloured aquatint, 280 x 410 mm., Whatman paper with 1819 watermark; very good. Arresting image of the Tahitian chief Waheiadooa (Vehiatua) lying in state.Cook recorded in August 1777 that his curiosity had taken him to view what his fellow officers had described as a "Roman Catholic Chapel", but which he discovered was what was known as a Tupapau in which the remains of Vehiatua were laid; the body, Cook was told, had been there for some twenty months. The structure, beautifully realised in Webber's view, resembled a small neat house decorated with coloured cloth and mats, including a large piece of scarlet broad cloth which had been given to the Tahitians by Spanish missionaries.The plate was issued as one of Webber's Views in the South Seas. Following Webber's death in 1793 the publisher Boydell purchased the majority of his stock at auction and continued to colour and sell the views. A new edition was issued around 1808, this time as hand-coloured aquatints as opposed to the earlier edition that used the less economical method of soft ground etchings. As Joppien & Smith note in The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages, the Views continued to be published for at least another decade, with watermarks dating as late as 1820. It seems that after Boydell's death in 1817 the remaining stock was purchased by the firm of Hurst and Robinson, and they carried on as successors; as the present example has an 1819 watermark it evidently dates from this issue (see Douglas Cole, John Webber: Etchings and Aquatints).Beddie, 1872; Joppien & Smith, 3.95Ab.

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        Tableau historique des découvertes et établissemens des Européens dans le nord et dans l'ouest de l'Afrique, jusqu'au commencement du XIXe siècle. Augmenté du voyage de Horneman dans le Fezzan, et de tous les renseignemens qui sont parvenus depuis à La

      P. Mongie l'a? Paris: P. Mongie l'aîné, 1809. Livre. Bon. Demi-cuir. In-8. ... Société d'Afrique et traduit par Cuny." Paris, P. Mongie l'aîné, 1809. 2 tomes, 20,5 x 13 cm (R), in-8, [4] + XVI + 390 pp. & [4] + 407 pp., demi-basane brune de l'époque, plats de papier marbré, dos lisse fleuronné et doré, pièces de titre et de tomaison. Deuxième édition de la traduction française, l'originale anglaise datant de 1799. "On y trouve l'extrait du voyage de Picard qui se rendit a Fouta Toro. Cette relation ne se rencontre pas ailleurs." (Gay, 308) "Ouvrage très intéressant, indispensable pour l'histoire et la géographie du Nord et de l'Ouest africain" (Chadenat 3807). Cachet d'une bibliothèque de couvent et ex-librii manuscrits dont celui d'A. d'Anthouärd. Bon exemplaire malgré mors frottés, une coiffe élimée, coupes frottées, quelques très rares piqûres ou rousseurs, infime mouillure pâle sur le titre du t. I, sinon intérieur frais. (Gay, 368).

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        Anatomie des Fischherzens

      Landshut, Thomann 1809. 27 cm. (2), 41, (1) Seiten mit 4 Kupfertafeln von J. S. Walwert nach I. Rudhart. Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit - Hirsch / Hübotter V, 586 - Nissen ZBI 4132 - DSB XIII, 402 ff. - Eine seiner ersten Veröffentlichungen, Ergebnis einer Reise zu den Seen in Tirol, um die dort lebenden seltenen Salmarten kennenzulernen (Vorrede). Tiedemann (1781 - 1861) promovierte 1804 in Medizin an der Universität Marburg, war Professor der Zoologie und vergleichenden Anatomie in Landshut und für Anatomie in Heidelberg. Er publizierte unter anderem über Zoologie, Anatomie von Reptilien, Amphibien und Vögeln. Sein wissenschaftlicher Schwerpunkt lag unter anderem auf der Erforschung des menschlichen Gehirns und in Heidelberg, durch die Zusammenarbeit mit dem Chemiker Leopold Gmelin, auf der Verdaunung. "Insbesondere ist es sein Verdienst, neben anderen hauptsächlich die exacte Richtung angebahnt, bezw. verfolgt zu haben" (ADB 38, 277-278). - Kanten stellenweise berieben, vereinzelt Stockflecken, Titel im Oberrand leicht fleckig -

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        Life of George Romney, Esq

      Chichester: T.Payne, 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.. 1st Ed. Full-Leather. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by William Blake and Others. 28.0 x 21.0 Cm..

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        THADDEUS OF WARSAW, 2 VOLUMES

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

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        Plate XXXVIII. [Claremont, Homerton's white, Ford's black and the Genoa nectarines.] Aquatint from Pomona Britannica

      1809. Color aquatint, plate mark 17 5/8 x 13 3/4 inches on sheet 21 1/4 x 17 inches. A few faint foxed spots in outer margins, thin line of dampstaining along lower edge well outside image, tiny area at centre where the aquatint background has been imperfectly printed, sheet has been trimmed at upper edge (still 3/4 inch margin outside the plate mark. Overall very good condition. This exquisite print is from the first, folio, edition of George Brookshaw's lavish production "Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at present cultivated in the country; together with the Blossoms and Leaves of such as are necessary to distinguish the various sorts from each other." This magnificent work of 90 plates was published in 1812, although the plates are dated between 1804 and 1812, having been issued in parts over that period. The plates were printed in color by the aquatint process, with some stipple, and then highlighted with handcolor. This plate, number 38, is a gorgeous, richly colored image of four peaches with blossom sprigs, set off against a rich brown background. .

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        Plate LII. [Black Prince.] Aquatint from Pomona Britannica

      1809.. Color aquatint, plate mark 19 1/8 x 15 1/2 inches on sheet 21 3/8 x 17 1/4 inches. Two pinholes at corners and centre of each margin (well outside plate mark), scattered foxing, most pronounced at the left and upper edges, toning to outer edges of the sheet. There is some fading to the color. This exquisite print is from the first, folio, edition of George Brookshaw's lavish production "Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at present cultivated in the country; together with the Blossoms and Leaves of such as are necessary to distinguish the various sorts from each other." This magnificent work of 90 plates was published in 1812, although the plates are dated between 1804 and 1812, the work having been issued in parts over that period. The plates were printed in color by the aquatint process, with some stipple, and then highlighted with handcolor. In this plate an aquatint shadow provides an exceptional three dimensional quality, with aquatint border to the plate. .

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        Aufsicht vom Akenbrock nach Iserlohn." Blick auf die Stadt von Südwesten

      Kupferstich von Paul Wolfgang Schwarz nach Franz Lecke 1809. 27.3x38 cm. - Westfalia Picta II, S. 161f. - DBA 753, 290 - Im Vordergrund Baumstaffage und ein Hirte mit seiner Herde. Eine der wenigen Ansichten der Stadt. Nach der Vorlage des dort als Justizkommissar tätigen Franz Lecke gestochen von Schwarz in Nürnberg, der Hofkupferstecher des Herzogs von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld war. Seitlich und oben unter Verlust der Einfassungslinie beschnitten, Eckabrisse unter Verlust des Wortes "Nach" in der Künstlerangabe und der letzten Ziffer der Jahreszahl unten ergänzt, unauffällige Knickfalte im Vordergrund.

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        Melancholy disaster of his majesty's ship The Guardian, bound to Botany Bay with stores and convicts, lieut. Riou, commander, which struck on an island of ice, December 24, 1789; providential escape of part of the crew in boats, fortitude of the captain, and wonderful recovery of the vessel. Also an account of an Indian woman, &c.

      - London, Thomas Tegg, (1809).Sm.8vo. Modern boards. With folding aquatint plate depicting the 'distressing situation of the Guardian sloop, Capt. Riou, after striking on a floating island of ice' (mounted). 28 pp.* Extracted from the collection, Mariner's marvelous Magazine or wonders of the ocean, containing narratives of the most noted shipwrecks and disasters at sea. Edward Riou (178?-1801) had sailed as midshipsman with the third voyage of James Cook. 'When the colony of New South Wales was established in 1788, it was expected that supplies from England would arrive at regular intervals. However, one of the first two supply ships never arrived, when disaster overtook H.M.S. Guardian, commanded by Lieut. Edward Riou. The Guardian, laden with two years' provisions for the new colony, left London in July 1789, but was wrecked on an iceberg twelve days out of Cape Town. Three accounts of the disaster were published immediately in 1790' (Nan Kivell & Spence p.265). - Rare popular edition.Huntress 153C; Howgego R45; Mendelssohn I, p.657-658. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Getreue Darstellung und Beschreibung der in der Arzneykund gebräulichen Gewächse

      wie auch solcher, welche mit ihnen verwechselt werden können. 2. Band. Berlin, auf Kosten des Verfassers 1809. With 47 of 48 handcoloured copperplates. With explanatory text to each plate. Contemporary worn and faded halfleather.. Volume II only, plate no. 35 is missing. Nissen BB1 815.One of the finest German works on medical plants. Gottlob Friedrich Hayne (1763-1832) was a German botanist and pharmacist as well as professor of pharmaceutical botany in Berlin and a contemporary of C.L. Willdenow. Hayne published several botanical works of which some together with Friedrich Guimpel. The present work of which the plates according to Stafleu are 'beautifully coloured... showing only one species (mostly phanerogams; some cryptogams)' is Hayne's major work. The elaborate plates are almost all by Friedrich Guimpel, a famous botanical artist and engraver and professor at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. Guimpel illustrated some of the finest botanical works of the period such as Willdenow's impressive work 'Hortus Berolinensis'. Great Flower Books, p. 58; Stafleu & Cowan 2508

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        A View in the Island of Pulo Condore

      London:: Boydell,. 1809 (1820).. An early large view of Vietnam, showing a tranquil scene of open fields leading to water, with a boy leading an ox by a string through his nose, with several other oxen in the background. The encounter with the natives & the oxen is described as anything but tranquil in Cook's Voyage. A much larger group of oxen threatened Webber & his compatriots, and the situation was brought under control by these boys, "ox whisperers" if you will, who were able to quiet them. (Joppien & Smith) A dwelling with several inhabitants sits at the foot of a lush tropical mountainside. The view was 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, p. 450. Impression mark 450 x 325 mm, on paper 500 x 363 mm. Colored aquatint with the accompanying letterpress. The text is drawn from the published account of the voyage. The print in wonderful condition, with a couple of small fox spots in the sky, is watermarked J. Whatman 1820. The letterpress is watermarked C. Wilmott 1819. Joppien & Smith 3.397.e

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        View in the Island of Pulo Condore

      London,: Boydell, 1809.. Handcoloured aquatint, 330 x 455 mm.; small repaired tear through caption and lower margin; mounted. View from Webber's magnificent series of views of the Pacific. This handcoloured aquatint is from the 1809 publication Views of the South Seas, and like other views by John Webber it is based on an original drawing by the artist made during Cook's third voyage to the Pacific.John Webber (1752 - 1793) was the official artist on Cook's third voyage. His drawings were published in the official account of the voyage. Between 1788 and 1792 he produced a series of sixteen views of places visited by Cook, etched and coloured by himself. These however were not published until after his death, in a large folio volume "Views in the South Seas" by Boydell & Co.in 1809.Joppien & Smith, 3.397Ae.

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        PAR FRANÇOIS MAZOIS, ARCHITECTE, PENDANT LES ANNEES 1809, 1810, 1811. OUVRAGE FORMAT ATLANTIQUE, GRAVE' A' ROME, PUBLIE' A' PARIS PAR LIVRAISONS ET DEDIE' A' S.M. LA REINE DES DEUX-SICILES, PREMIERES LIVRAISONS (1 ET 2 OU 3?), CHEZ M. LECLERE & DIDOT L'AIN

      Les ruines de Pompéi, dessinées et mesurées

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        Versuch über den politischen Zustand des Königreichs Neu-Spanien, enthaltend Untersuchungen über die Geographie des Landes, über seinen Flächeninhalt und seine neue politischen Eintheilung, über seine allgemeine physische Beschaffenheit, über die Zahl und den sittlichen Zustand seiner Bewohner, über die Fortschritte des Ackerbaues, der Manufacturen und des Handels, über die vorgeschlagenen Canal-Verbindungen zwischen dem antillischen Meere und dem großen Ozean, über die militärische Vertheidigung der Küsten, über die Staatseinkünfte und die Masse edler Metalle, welche seit der Entdeckung von America, gegen Osten und Westen, nach dem alten Continent übergeströmt ist. 5 in 3 Bänden

      Tübingen, Cotta 1809 - 1814.. Mit 4 gest. Faltkarten. Pappbde. d. Zt. Goed. VI, 261. 14; Sabin VIII, 33717; Löwenberg 114. - Erste Ausgabe von Humboldts Bericht über seine große Reise mit Bonpland nach Mexiko und Südamerika. Das Werk behandelt u. a. geographische, agrarökonomische, politische und kulturelle Gegebenheiten Amerikas. - Die Karten zeigen Mexiko (80 x 48 cm), die Landenge von Huasacualco, die Panamabucht und die Provinz Choco. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen, Bd. 4/5 mit Schabspur am Rücken. Titel alt gestempelt. Etwas braunfleckig.

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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. Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David Etc

      London: John Reeves, 1809. Unpaginated, collates a-b8, c4, b6, B-Ll8, Mm4, Nn2; A-F8, G4. Contemporary full morocco, wide flat bands, spine in six panels, title to second panel, remaining panels with central quadrilobe, with four leaves emanating, covers with outer frame made up of a lozenge roll and an inner frame of a flower roll, upper cover with coat of arms of George III, lower cover with a central anchor device, greek key roll to inner edge, a.e.g. Rubbed to extremities, outer joints rubbed, gilt dulled to upper cover and spine, bright to lower. Lightly browned throughout internally, small amount of loss to bottom margin of C6, ink stain (not affecting sense) to S5 and a small tear to fore-edge of Cc1 (not affecting text).The Psalms was published in 1808. With the bookplate of Prince William Henry, Duke of Clarence, later King William IV (North Lee, British Royal Bookplates 169), and with the name of his son (or possibly his grandson) Augustus FitzClarence in pen to the top of the front pastedown. An attractive Common Prayer with excellent provenance. Griffiths 1809:1. Reprint. Full Morocco. Good+. 8vo.

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        Primitiae

      London - Printed for the Author by T. Plummer, 1809 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of this collection of works by the child prodigy, Connop Thirlwall. Connop Thirlwall (11 January 1797 - 27 July 1875) was an English bishop (in Wales) and historian. Thirlwall was born at Stepney, London, of a Northumbrian family. He was precocious, learning Latin at three, Greek at four, and writing sermons at seven. He went to Charterhouse School, where George Grote and Julius Hare were among his schoolfellows. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge, in October 1814. His first essay, On the Uncertainty of Life opens this book and was composed when Thirlwall was just seven years old. His father, Thomas, arranged the publication of Primitiae. In later years, when he was a bishop, Connop Thirlwall felt embarrassed at his earlier precocity and expressed his desire to buy up and burn all remaining copies of this work. This may be the reason for its scarcity. With engraving of the author as a child to frontispiece. Bookplate of Dr G. Hawtin to front pastedown. Condition: Expertly rebacked in calf with original backstrip preserved. Externally, very smart with some shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Generally clean after first few pages. Tape marks to rear endpapers and closed tear to rear free endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        A Toopapaoo of a Chief, with a Priest making his offering to the Morai, in Huaheine.

      Boydell, 1809 (1820), London: - A view of a chief's raised burial chamber in Huaheine, the Society Islands, 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. Vide Cook's Last Voy. vol. II Ch. VI. Impression mark 450 x 325 mm, on paper 500 x 360 mm. Colored aquatint, with the accompanying text page, very lightly toned o/w very good condition. The letterpress is drawn from the published account of the voyage and the paper is watermarked C. Wilmott 1819. Joppien & Smith 3.146b.

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