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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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        The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacrements, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church According to the Use of the United Church of England and Ireland with The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre

      12 - Oxford- Clarendon Press, 1809 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early nineteenth century Oxford edition of the Book of Common Prayer, with an 1812 OxfordPsalms Collected into English Metre, indecorative full morocco leather binding. The full title of the work to the rear is: The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre, by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and Others; Conferred with the Hebrew. With a seperate title page. Stereotype Edition. With the bookplate of Ronald Cuttell to the front free-endpaper. Condition: In a full morocco leather binding. Externally, some shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound, with tidemarks to the lower half of the pages, that does not affect legibility of the text. The title page has slight loss to the lower half, that does not affect the text, and has been professionally repaired. There is a small ink number to the top margin of the title page, and an ink inscription to the rear free-endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Le Musée Français.

      Paris, Herhan, 1803-1809. - Large folio (570 x 320 mm). Altogether 6 vols. With 4 engr. title vignettes, 8 engravings in the text, and 344 engr. plates. (And:) Laurent, H., Musée Royal. Paris, Didot, 1816-1818. 2 vols. With engr. title vignette, 4 engravings in the text, and 161 engr. plates. (4), 28 pp. 113; 85 ff. Contemp. dark-green morocco, sumptuously gilt, with giltstamped coat of arms on covers. First edition; the best documentation of the famous Louvre's holdings and collections, here complete with all illustrations. A splendid copy including all the supplements, uniformly bound in gilt green period morocco for Charles Ferdinand d'Artois, duc de Berry (1778-1820) and his wife Marie-Caroline of Naples and Sicily (1798-1870), with their marriage arms (1816); their "Bibliothèque de Rosny" bookplate is on the pastedown. - A few plates misbound; occasional staining. Published in only 600 copies, "Musée Français" was dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte. The supplement, published after the Emperor's abdication, was dedicated to the King. - An magnificent set of this great work in perfect state of preservation and from a noble library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE CHRONICLES OF ENGRUERRAND DE MOSTRELET, Containing an Account of the Cruel Civil Wars Between The Houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the Possession of Paris and Normandy by the English, Their Expulsion Thence, and of Other Memorable Events That Happened in the Kingdom of France as well as in Other Countries. A History of Fair Example and Great Profit to the French, Beginning in the Year MCCCC. Where That of Sir John Froissart Finishes, and Ending at the Year MCCCLXVII. And Continued by Others to the Year MDXVI. Translated by Thomas Johnes, ESQ

      London: Hafod Press, 1809-1809. 5 volumes. FIRST EDITIONS of Johnes’ translations. LARGE PAPER, FOLIO COPIES, ONE OF ONLY SIX SETS WITH THE PLATES IN TWO STATES, both handcoloured and in sepia. Of the large paper sets issued in only 25 sets total, 19 were issued without the coloured plates. This then is one of the very rare copies with coloured plates and one of only six thus. Extensively illustrated with very fine plates issued in two states, both in sepia and hand-coloured and illuminated, 102 plates total. Large Folio, bound in full dark-green crushed morocco, the spines lettered in gilt between raised bands of the spines. Each volume is housed in a cloth covered open-end slipcase. A very handsome set of this rare work. Some weakness to a few hinges. VERY RARE LARGE PAPER FIRST EDITION COPIES. ONE OF ONLY SIX COPIES PRINTED. Johnes's translation was the standard for most of the nineteenth century. "Froissart might be called the great interviewer of the Middle Ages. The newspaper correspondent of modern times has scarcely surpassed this medieval collector of intelligence. He traveled extensively in the various countries of Europe; he conversed with gentlemen of rank everywhere; and he had the remarkable knack of persuading those about him to divulge all he wanted to know. He learned the details of battles from both sides and from every point of view. He delighted in the minutest affairs of every cavalry skirmish, of the capture of every castle, and of every brave action and gallant deed. He lived from 1337 to about 1410, and wrote chiefly of contemporaneous events. The "Chronicles" are universally considered as the most vivid and faithful picture we have of events in the fourteenth century.... As a picture of the most favorable side of chivalry, the work has no equal" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, pp. 334-5).

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

      Cardiganshire: At the Hafod Press by James Henderson, 1809. Complete in 5 volumes.Books measure 30x25cm, ( 12 x 9 1/2 inches ) Collation, vol 1:xvii+601+[1], vol 2:xxviii+602, vol 3:xxv+513+[1], vol 4:xxvi+617+[1], vol 5:xxxi+[9]+51 engraved plates+89+[1]pp. Complete with all pages and plates. Bound in full calf, raised bands, oranate gilt tooling to spines, leather title labels, dentelle border on boards, full marble edges, marble endpapers. Each volume has been rebacked retaining the original boards, some minor wear to board edges. All bindngs in very good clean firm condition. Internally, bookplate of Lord Strathallan to each fixed endpaper, some occasional light spotting to plates. Pages and illustrations in very good clean condition throughtout. A very attractve set.A48. Very Good. Large Quarto.

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        Sandy Bay Valley in the island of St Helena.

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

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        The Bye-Laws and Regulations of the Marine Society,

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

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        William Tell; or Swisserland Delivered

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

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

      London: William Miller, 1 May 1809. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by J. Bluck after Henry Salt, on wove paper. 16 3/4 x 23 1/4 inches. 20 3/4 x 27 1/4 inches. A lyrical South African view from the 'Roode Zand' (Red Sand) Pass inland from the Cape of Good Hope. Henry Salt, artist, traveller, diplomat and collector of antiquities, was born at Lichfield, Staffordshire, England 14 June 1780. He was destined to be a portrait- painter, and on leaving school was taught drawing by Glover, the watercolour-painter of Lichfield. In 1797 he went to London and became a pupil of Joseph Farington, R.A., and (in 1800) of John Hoppner, R.A. The turning point in his career was 3 June 1802, when Salt left London for an eastern tour with George, viscount Valentia (afterwards Lord Mountnorris), whom he accompanied as secretary and draughtsman. He visited the Cape, India, Sri Lanka, and (in 1805) Abyssinia, returning to England on 26 Oct. 1806. He made many drawings, some of which served to illustrate Lord Valentia's Voyages and Travels to India, published in 1809. The present image is from a work titled Twenty-four Views in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt, published by William Miller, with hand-coloured aquatints by D. Havell and J. Bluck from Salt's own drawings. The originals of all these drawings were retained by Lord Valentia, who also retained the ownership of the copper plates after Salt's death. The format and style of presentation of the plates is similar to Thomas and William Daniell's great work, Oriental Scenery (1795- 1808), and displays great artistry by both Salt and his engravers. Abbey Travel II 515 no.3

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

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

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

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

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        Very early Stammbuch, Salzwedel, April 18, 1807

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

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

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

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        TEITO^ GAKEI ICHIRAN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Works

      London,: Cadell and Davies,, 1809.. Three volumes, octavo, aquatint frontispiece portrait; fine in contemporary sprinkled calf, spines simply ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering pieces and circular green volume labels. Fourth edition, corrected, in a restrained contemporary binding: the works of Sir Joseph Reynolds, the most influential of eighteenth-century English painters. This attractive set includes the famous Discourses of Reynolds: 'a classic of our language ... a model of art criticism' (Cambridge History of English Literature).Also included is Mason's translation of du Fresnoy's 'Art of Painting' with Reynolds's commentary, and a life of Reynolds by Edmond Malone.Not in Lowndes.

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

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

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        Balaguns or Summer Habitations

      London,: Boydell,, 1809.. Handcoloured aquatint, 330 x 455 mm.; mounted. Beautiful coloured aquatint from Webber's magnificent series of views of the Pacific. This famous view of the summer dwellings in Kamchatka shows the method of drying fish used by the natives. This handcoloured aquatint is from the 1809 publication Views of the South Seas, and like other views by John Webber it is based on an original drawing by the artist made during Cook's third voyage to the Pacific.Joppien & Smith, 3.362Ab.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Theoria motus corporum coelestium in sectionibus conicis solem ambientium

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

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