The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1809

        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 antiquariat.de]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
 1.   Check availability:     antiquariat.de     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Baduel]
 2.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: John Turton]
 3.   Check availability:     UKBookworld     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Sevin Seydi Rare Books]
 4.   Check availability:     Booksatpbfa     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
 5.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
 6.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Polyfem.

      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

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
 7.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
 8.   Check availability:     UKBookworld     Link/Print  


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

      London: Printed for J. Johnson St. Paul's Churchyard 1809 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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
 9.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company ]
 10.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        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)

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Röda Rummet AB]
 11.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
 12.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        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.."

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
 13.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
 14.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
 15.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
 16.   Check availability:     UKBookworld     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
 17.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
 18.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
 19.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        System of operative surgery. 2 vols

      Longman London: Longman, 1807-1809. 1st. No Dust Jacket. Surgery Based on Anatomy Bell, Charles (1774-1842). A system of operative surgery, founded on the basis of anatomy. 8vo. xxxii, 448; xxiv, 385, [1], [6]pp. (adverts.). 21 full-page plates engraved after Bell's drawings by J. Stewart; 93 engraved text figures after Bell. London: Longman. . . , 1807-09. 2 vols. 230 x 140 mm. Tree calf, gilt spines, c. 1809, rubbed. Foxing & browning. Good set. Signature of Rob[er]t Crowe c. 1809 on titles. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 5583. The first English handbook of operative surgery founded on anatomy, and exceptionally rare in the original edition. Trained under his brother John, the founder of surgical anatomy, and already the author of a dissection manual (A System of Dissections, 1799-1801, G-M 402), Charles Bell was well placed to provide the first handbook of surgery based on anatomy. He published it at the same time that he was establishing himself in London, and it served as the foundation of his career as one of the greatest surgeons of the day. Bell's book is also notable for its over one hundred engravings based on his distinctive drawings. Zimmerman & Veith 410-13. Heirs of Hippocrates 782. Gordon-Taylor 7.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com ]
 20.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 21.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Pennymead Books]
 22.   Check availability:     UKBookworld     Link/Print  


        SULL'ERNIE. MEMORIE ANATOMICO-CHIRURGICHE.

      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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
 23.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
 24.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        TEITO^ GAKEI ICHIRAN

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

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company ]
 25.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        THE REPOSITORY OF ARTS, LITERATURE, COMMERCE, Manufactures, Fashions, and Politics…

      [London]: R[udolph] Ackermann, 1809-19. 21 of the first 22 Volumes of this periodical, consisting of Series I, Volumes I-XIV in 14, Jan. 1809-Dec. 1815 (complete run, incl. 4 supplements), & Series II Volumes II-VIII, July 1816-Dec.1819 (lacking Series II Volume I & May issue of Series II Volume 7). 8vo. 14 engraved titles & 6 (of 7) wood-engraved titles (lacking that for Vol. II Part VII. 745 plates (engravings, aquatints, lithographs, a few folding, most hand-coloured; 4 double-sided plates counted as 8, 1 of the so-called plates actually a letterpress table): lacking pp. 19-24 in Series I Vol. IV, lacking some of the cloth &/or card samples from the allegorical plates. also lacking upper half of engraved titles (vignettes) in Series I, Vols. I-IV. wood-engraved text illus. various bindings: the first 4 vols. in contemporary quarter red morocco (rubbed), the other 17 vols. in contemporary half calf comprised of 2 styles with different paper covering bds. (spines damaged, covers of 16 vols. detached) (plates offset, occasional foxing, some allegorical plates browned, some plates shaved at outer &/or lower edge sometimes affecting captions, some dampstaining in 1 volume, some folding plates with tears – no loss). armorial bookplate of George Crookshank [1773-1859], a prominent office holder, politician, landowner, and businessman in Upper Canada, with his signature in some of the volumes. First number styled ‘Second Edition’ on contents leaf, but contents leaf for July in Volume IV misprinted June, which, according to Abbey, is an indication of being bound from the original parts. The present set comprises the whole of Series I in fourteen volumes and seven of the first eight volumes of Series II (but lacking Volume I, Jan.-June 1816, and the May issue of Volume 7 (1819). This set is lacking 66 plates in the parts that are present plus a further 41 for those that are not. Most of the missing plates are from the first four volumes (46) and most of these in turn are bird, animal, and sporting prints by Howitt. Five of the remaining volumes have all of their plates. A collation against Abbey is available upon request. Rudolph Ackerman originally worked in his father’s coach-building business in Germany, and then as a designer of coaches and print-shop proprietor in London, where he settled in 1795. He soon established himself as the leading fine art publisher in England in the first quarter of the nineteenth century. While his large and expensive single publications such as The Microcosm of London (1808-11), Westminster Abbey (1812), University of Oxford (1814), University of Cambridge (1815), were financially risky and sometimes unprofitable, the Repostory was wildly popular and successful. Published monthly from 1809 to 1828 in a total of 40 volumes in 3 Series with almost 1500 engraved, aquatint, and lithographed plates, it could already, by the end of the first year "boast of three thousand subscribers – a large number for those early days of journalism." (Martin Hardie) From the third number onward it was issued under the general editorship and management of Frederick Schoberl [1775-1853]. The text included a vast array of information intended for general public consumption, politics, war news, simplified technology, art and book reviews, social events, reports on public health, market prices, bankruptcies, fashions. Included are articles and plates relating to Canada, i.e. accounts of Montreal, Halifax, Fredericton, and Quebec, a view of Fort George in Upper Canada from Old Fort Niagara by E.W. [Edward Walsh], ‘Queenston, or the landing between Lake Ontario & Lake Erie’, &c. New inventions are described and illustrated such as gas lighting (Ackermann was one of the earliest users of gas lighting in London to illuminat. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Carte D'ABYSSINIE endes Contrées Adjacentes Dressée Partie d'áprès des Observations faites sur les Lieux. Par L'Auteur Partie d'áprès des informations prises dans le Pays en 1809 et 1810

      1809-1810.. Carte D'Abyssinie and the Adjacent Coast Copper engraving. Later colour. Good condition, slightly soiled in folder size Size: 72.5 x 56 cm. (28½ x 22 inches) A large and detailed map of the coast of Abyssinia: Egypt, Ethiopia, Somalia and The Red Sea.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        [TWO PENCIL SKETCHES BY WILLIAM DANIELL, AFTER ARCHITECT GEORGE DANCE, SHOWING THE ARTISTS WILLIAM HODGES AND SAMUEL PEPYS COCKERELL]

      [Np, but possibly London. nd, but possibly ca. 1809].. Each pencil sketch on a sheet 10 x 8 inches. Matted to 15 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches. Minor toning and soiling. Very good. Two pencil drawings by landscape painter and engraver William Daniell, after drawings by George Dance, possibly executed around the time of Daniell's engraving of the portraits for the work A COLLECTION OF PORTRAITS SKETCHED FROM THE LIFE SINCE THE YEAR 1793 BY GEORGE DANCE... (London, 1809-14). Daniell (1769- 1837) was an accomplished landscape artist, etcher and engraver. He traveled with his uncle, renowned landscape painter Thomas Daniell, to India (1786-93), where he assisted his uncle and developed his own skills. He later produced many magnificent views of locales around the globe, particularly of India. In addition to his well-known landscape works, he also engraved and published a series of portraits drawn by architect George Dance (1741-1825), some of which were published in a two volume work in 1809-1814. Late in his career, Dance turned his hand to other art forms, including music and chalk profile portraits of friends and acquaintances. The two subjects depicted here are fellow artists - Samuel Pepys Cockerell was a fellow architect, and William Hodges was a painter, particularly noted for being the artist on Captain James Cook's second voyage. Each volume of the work published thirty-six portraits with descriptive text about the subject. William Hodges is depicted in the second volume. The engraved portrait faces right, while this sketch faces left, making it a mirror image for printing. The Yale Center for British Art holds not only the published work but also a volume of proof prints, each labeled in manuscript, with the manuscript title "A Series of Portraits drawn by George Dance Esq. and Engraved by Wm. Daniell." This proof volume is comprised only of portraits, with no text, and includes a further eighty-five engravings beyond the seventy-two published by Daniell in 1809-14. This is particularly interesting in light of the fact that while the portrait of William Hodges appears in the published work, Samuel Pepys Cockerell does not - though he is among the proof prints. Since Dance's original drawings were done in chalk, which is a much looser medium than line-engraving, it is possible that Daniell created these drawings to provide himself with a more defined and delineated image from which to create his engraving. These drawings therefore provided an interesting and important step in the engraving process. DNB (online).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 28.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        [Kiâhd-Hané, Lieu de Plaisance du Grand-Seigneur] [Pl. 17]

      Paris: P. Didot l'ainé, 1809-1819. Etching with engraving by Berteau, Pillement, and Duparc after Melling, with later professional hand- coluring. Proof before title. Very good condition. 20 1/8 x 33 1/2 inches. 26 3/8 x 41 1/8 inches. A fine view of Kiâhd-Hané, the Sultan's pleasure ground, from Melling's grand work 'Voyage Pittoresque de Constantinople et des rives du Bosphore' Born in Lorraine in 1763, Antoine Ignace Melling, artist and voyager, was trained in architecture and painting. At the age of 19, he went to Constantinople as part of the Russian Ambassador's retinue. After successfully completing several commissions for Hatice Sultan, the sister of Selim III, which included the renovation of her palace at Ortakeï, Melling was employed as the Sultan's architect in 1795. His position as royal architect gave him a privileged opportunity to observe the Ottoman court, and during his eighteen years there, he made many detailed drawings of the sultan's palaces, Ottoman society, and Constantinople and its environs. Within a year of returning to Paris in 1803, Melling published a prospectus for the 'Voyage pittoresque', the first thirteen livraisons of which were published in 1809. He completed the engravings for this work in 1819. Cf. Atabey 798; cf. Blackmer 1105; cf. Brunet III, 1591; cf. Lipperheide 1431

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Nouveau Dictionnaire Portatif de Bibliographie

      10, x, 566, 48 pp., 1 leaf of errata. 8vo, cont. blue morocco, signed at foot of spine by Lefebvre, sides richly gilt within gilt ruled panels, spine richly gilt "à mille points avec feuillage," red silk doublures & endpapers, a.e.g. Paris: Fournier Frères, 1809. Second edition, revised and considerably enlarged, of the immediate predecessor to Brunet. This copy is bound in a richly decorated contemporary binding of blue morocco and signed by the binder Lefebvre. In the Preface, Fournier "stresses his efforts to name the first editions of classical authors, to give titles correctly, and especially to include the titles in several famous series of editions of the classics and the list of works used for the Italian dictionary of the Accademia della Crusca. He thinks these efforts deserve particular commendation and claims that the Nouveau Dictionnaire is the first French bibliography to cite these Italian titles...Fournier was primarily interested in books attractive to collectors in 1809, that is to say, certain editions of the classics, standard theological treatises, editions of the Bible, and rare French books."­Taylor, Catalogues of Rare Books, pp. 35-36. A very fine copy in a beautifully decorated signed binding. Light browning. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Reflections on the Commerce of the Mediterranean, Deduced from Actual Experience During a Residence on both Shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Containing a Particular Account of the Traffic of the Kingdoms of Algiers, Tunis, Sardinia, Naples and Sicily, the

      I. Riley & co., No.1 City-Hotel, 1809. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st American Edition. 12mo. Full contemporary leather binding. 182 pp. counting American preface & authors preface). Former owners inscription on first page. Clean, unmarked pages. Very good cover. Internal binding very strong, restored with slim cloth backing (see picture). <br>Jackson provides a vision into British Mediterranean commerce during the Napoleonic era. Jackson delves into comparative aspects of French merchants in the Barbary states, relations with the Jews of the region, regional commodities, and the importance of British commercial and political power leap frogging from Minorca and Malta. A valuable reference for economic historians. Shaw & Shoemaker 17825; Goldsmith 18859; Kress B.4809

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
 31.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        [WORKS]. P. VIRGILIUS MARO: IN USUM SCHOLARUM / AD NOVISSIMAM HEYNII EDITIONEM EXACTUS

      Londini: Impensis J. Johnson et al, 1809. Fine Edition, Fine Contemporary Binding,And Appropriate, Unusual Painting of Mt. Etna 248 x 146 mm (9 3/4 x 5 3/4"). 2 p.l., 700 pp. With commentary by Christian Gottlob Heyne. HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY NAVY BLUE STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, DENSELY GILT, covers with thick and thin gilt rule border and large central laurel wreath, that on the front with the Latin motto "Honoris Causa" ("For the sake of honor"), that on the rear with the name Thomas T. Churton and the date 1817, raised bands, spine lavishly gilt in compartments filled with foliage and small tools emanating from a central fleuron, gilt titling and turn-ins, all edges gilt. WITH A SPLENDID LATER PAINTING OF MOUNT ETNA ON THE FORE EDGE. In a recent plush-lined blue folding cloth box with gilt spine titling With ink stamp of Bolton Public Library on verso of title and first page of text. Lowndes IV, 2777. Corners slightly bumped, boards a little faded, first two gatherings mildly foxed, isolated rust spots or faint freckled foxing, but still AN ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE COPY, the handsome binding virtually unworn, the text clean and smooth, and the unusual fore-edge painting very well preserved. This scholarly edition of Heyne's acclaimed Virgil comes in a fine contemporary binding with an unusual and striking fore-edge painting. Dibdin, Gibbon, and Sandys all praise Heyne's edition of Virgil; Cowper even wrote a poem "On Receiving Heyne's Virgil from Mr. Hayley." Christian Gottlob Heyne (1729-1812) rose from poverty to become professor and university librarian at the pretigious University of Göttingen, and one of the preeminent classical scholars in Europe. Sandys credits hims with being "the first who with any decisiveness attempted . . . To read in the writings of the Ancients, not their language alone, or even their detached opnions and records, but their spirit and character, their way of life and thought." Our volume contains the text of the Eclogues, Georgics, and the Aeneid, with Heyne's copious commentary. The attractive binding, done for Anglican clergyman and scholar Thomas Townson Churton (1798-1865), is exactly what one would expect to find in the library of a gentleman scholar. In the opinion of Jeff Weber, the vivid fore-edge painting was probably done in the 1920s. It shows a coastal landscape on Sicily, rendered in rich green and deep blues. There is a bay on the left and a tiny village perched above the sandy beach, with white-capped Mount Etna emitting a thin wisp of smoke in the background. Purplish clouds are gathering in the distance, which combined with the smoking volcano lend a frisson of foreboding to the otherwise tranquil scene.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Lectures on Painting, delivered at the Royal Academy of Arts: with a letter on the proposal for a public memorial of the naval glory of Great Britain...To which are prefixed, a memoir by Mrs. Opie, and other accounts of Mr.Opie&#39;s Talents and Character

      London.: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme.. 1809.. Mezzotint frontispiece, one etching, eight two-color plates, vi+81+186 pp, 10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches, gilt decorative embossed full leather binding (hardback). Staining to back cover, some marks to front cover, wear to head and tail of spine (repaired split to head), long tear to last two pages (of index), mottling to pages of some sections, light dampstaining to edges of last several pages. Fore edge painting in excellent condition. In slipcase. The two-color plates depict famous painters discussed in the text. The mezzotint is a self portrait of John Opie, engraved by S.W. Reynolds; the etching is from an oil self portrait by William Hogarth, etched by Samuel Ireland. The lovely fore-edge painting is of "The Death of Procris" after Piero di Cosimo. .

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

      London: W. Bulmer for William Miller, 1809. 3 volumes, 4to. (10 13/16 x 8 3/4 inches). Half-titles, 1p. ad for Salt&#39;s Twenty-four views in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt. 3 engraved vignette headpieces, 63 engraved plates by Fittler, Angus, Heath, Landseer, Storer and others, most after Henry Salt (5 folding, 1 double- page), 6 engraved maps (5 folding). Contemporary dark blue straight grain morocco, covers panelled in gilt and blind, spines in five compartments with semi-raised bands, tooled in gilt on each band, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt and blind, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (expert restoration at the joints). [With:] William MILLER (1769-1844, publisher and bookseller). Nine autograph letters signed from Miller to the Viscount Valentia, London, 30 July 1807 - 22 December 1809. Together 23 pages, 4to, loosely inserted into a pocket affixed to the vol. 1. front endpaper. A lovely set of the first edition of the Viscount Valentia and Henry Salt&#39;s tour through India and to the Red Sea, illustrated with engravings after Salt. This copy with original manuscript letters by the publisher to Valentia concerning its publication. Henry Salt accompanied Viscount Valentia as secretary and draughtsman on this four and a half year tour through India, and Ceylon and to the Red Sea, Ethiopia and Egypt. Salt&#39;s "Twenty-four Views," published in 1809 and advertised in this work, was a result of the tour and two engravings present here are depicted in that work. For a lengthy contemporary review of Valentia&#39;s Voyages, see the London Quarterly Review, vol. 2 (1810), pp. 82-117. The original correspondence present here concerning the publication of the work is fascinating. In a 30 July 1807 letter Miller declines to purchase the copyright of the work and explains that in light of "the expences attending...a large edition...& the anxiety and time which must attend the getting up of such a work, the profits which would remain would not be a sufficient compensation..." But two years later, on 3 June 1809, the project is very much alive: "I intend to subscribe the work to the trade early next week in order to ascertain the number of copies to be wanted immediately..." 30 June 1809: "The fate of the Travels is going as well as could be expected..." But there are inevitable hassles: 10 July 1809: "as to the carelessness of the Binders, it is proverbial and I lament my inability to make them better..." On 10 October 1809 he plans the timing of the octavo edition. In the final letter, 22 December, he is selling Valentia a copy of Thomas Daniell&#39;s Oriental Scenery and other works. A fascinating correspondence offering insight not only on the evolution of this book, but on the London book trade at the beginning of the 19th century. Abbey, Travel 515 (note); Lowndes p.2747; Allibone, p. 2504; P. Godrej and P. Rohatgi, Scenic Splendours, p. 52.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 34.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        THÈBES. MEDYNET-ABOU. Vue intérieure du péristyle du palais (A. Vol. II Pl. 14), planche dessinée par Balzac, gravée par Réville

      Paris: Imprimerie Impériale, 1809. Broché. 71 x 53,5 cm. Gravure originale in plano, non rognée, extraite de l&#39;&#39;Édition Impériale&#39; de la Description de l&#39;Égypte ou Recueil des observations et recherches faites en Égypte pendant l&#39;expédition française, publié par les ordres de Sa Majesté l&#39;Empereur Napoléon le Grand. Réalisée entre 1802 et 1830 et publiée entre 1809 et 1828, elle fut tirée à 1000 exemplaires offerts aux institutions. Papier vergé au filigrane &#39;Égypte ancienne et moderne&#39; visible par transparence. Légères et marginales piqûres sans atteinte à la gravure, sinon excellent état de fraîcheur et de conservation. La monumentale première édition de la Description de l&#39;Égypte en 13 volumes comportait 892 planches dont 72 coloriées, parmi lesquelles 9 volumes concernaient l&#39;Antiquité. Les autres volumes traitaient de l&#39;Histoire Naturelle et de l&#39;Égypte moderne car Napoléon Bonaparte avait emmené avec lui une commission de savants de toutes disciplines si bien que, disait-on, dans sa description était emmagasiné &#39;le plus riche musée de l&#39;Univers&#39;. Cet ouvrage fut rédigé en partie par la baron Dominique Vivant-Denon, avant que ce dernier soit nommé directeur général du Musée Napoléon au Louvre. Plus de 80 artistes et 400 graveurs furent engagés pour ce projet titanesque. Les dimensions des planches exceptionnellement grandes nécessitèrent la création d&#39;une presse spéciale et d&#39;un meuble spécifique pour les conserver...! - Imprimerie Impériale, Paris _1809-1828, 71 x 53,5 cm. -

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 35.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.