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        Exceptional Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Kinglake', in his sloping hand (William Makepeace, 1811-1863, Novelist)

      - saying that "yesterday's papers just come in have shocked me and grieved me beyond telling - is that poor widow in want? If so, and you hear of any prospect for expressing sympathy or offering relief - or think of setting any such plan afoot do remember me and that I think most kindly and affectionately of our dear old friend . I write to you because I want to speak to some one about it - don't trouble yourself to answer unless you hear there's money wanted - I have some of mine and some of Higgins's - God help us: suppose the lot were mine and my young ones sitting at home fatherless. In such a case fellows like you would help them and it must be a certainty that poor Eliot can have left little behind him: wont it be well that some scheme should be set a going to make a little purse for the orphans? Isn't Mrs Eliot in some way connected to Lord John Russell? That's a pity on account of the pension, but one must be got for the widow and children of this kind gentle soul this good man this gifted charming writer. And the other thing should be done, and you and Milnes and I should put our names down - but you two first and especially - I daresay you have thought of it yourself, and are twice as good a man of business as I am, and I only write because as you say yourself one's impulse is to write on these occasions and to relieve myself by speaking to a friend about a dear old comrade gone to his account ." with a postcript in his upright hand saying that he "came to town on Saturday, and wanted to come to day but that my host here made such a pt that I could not say no any more .", 3 sides 8vo., Erlestoke, Westbury, Thursday, no date The recipient of this letter is Alexander William Kinglake (1809-1891, Travel Writer and Historian) and the other friend referred to is Richard Monckton Milnes (1st Baron Houghton, 1809-1885, Poet, Patron of Literature and Politician). Matthew James Higgins (1810-1868), the campaigning journalist, countributed to the Cornhill Magazine which Thackeray edited. Very fine and unusual letter showing both hands of Thackeray. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Erfahrungen im Wasserbaue. Des ersten Theiles erster Band [= alles Erschienene].

      Wien & Triest, Geistinger, 1809. - XXX, (2), 366 SS. Mit 13 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenschildchen. Buntpapiervorsätze. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. 8vo. Einzige Ausgabe des nicht weitergeführten Werkes, erschien auch mit dem Nebentitel "Erfahrungen über den Strombau". Joseph Maria Schemerl von Leythenbach (1754-1844) studierte 1777-79 in den Niederlanden und in Deutschland das System der Kanalbauten, anschließend arbeitete er in Laibach (zuletzt als Straßenbaudirektor), an der Schiffbarmachung der Flüsse Sava und Ljubljanica und anderen Projekten (in Laibach baute er unter anderem auch ein neues Schlachthaus). Vor 1799 kam Schemerl nach Wien, wo er 1799-1803 den Wiener Neustädter Kanal bis zur Leitha ausbaute, sich aber auch um die Donauregulierung Verdienste erwarb (für die er 1810 das erste durchgreifende Projekt mit Anwendung eines Durchstichs bei Wien entwarf. Unter Schemerls Leitung entstand 1815-18 der Entwurf für das frühklassizistische Gebäude des Polytechnikums (Technische Universität in Wien). - Einband beschabt und bestoßen, Ecken, Gelenke und Kapitale mit kleinen Läsuren. Papier etwas gebräunt und stellenweise braunfleckig. Die Tafeln tlw. angerandet und Einrisse hinterlegt. Wurzbach XXIX, 194. ÖBL X, 75f. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Narrative of the Campaign of the British Army in Spain, Commanded by His Excellency Lieut.-General Sir John Moore, K. B. etc. etc. etc. Authenticated by Official Papers and Original Letters.

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1809.. THIRD EDITION, First in octavo. Octavo, pp.[2]; xx; 388; 136; [2]. With two folding maps, each with hand-coloured marches and battle positions, as well as a large appendix with letters, etc. In later horizontal-grained brown calf boards, recently re-backed in brown calf with gilt titles to red label and elaborate gilt decoration. Mottled green endpapers. Repairs to map joins. Some wear to fore-edges, otherwise very good indeed. Sir John Moore (1761-1809) commanded the British army in the Iberian peninsula while the three senior Generals, including Wellington, were back in London to give evidence for the Inquiry into the Convention of Cintra during 1808-09. In January 1809, while embarking his vastly out-numbered forces onto transport ships at the Galician port of Corunna, Moore was forced to defend his position from an attack by Marshal Soult. Though Moore himself was mortally wounded by cannon shot, the retreat was a strategic success, and Soult even honoured his grave in the ramparts with a monument. Written by his younger brother, James Carrick Moore, this third edition follows two quarto editions from the same year.

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        The capital of the tycoon: a narrative of a three years' residence in Japan. London, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green (colophons: printed by Spottiswoode & Co.), 1863 [reissued with publisher's advertisements dated April 1875]. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 2 chromolithographed frontispieces, 2 folding engraved maps (partly coloured), 14 tinted, double-tinted and chromolithographed plates (at least one highlighted with silver colour) drawn mostly by Charles Wirgman (1832-1891) and lithographed by Hanhart, 2 black & white wood-engraved plates (engraved by Pearson) and numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text (some signed by Pearson). Original publisher's gold- and blind-blocked green cloth.

      - Cordier, Japonica 556; Wenckstern I, 43. First edition of a famous work on Japan by Sir Rutherford Alcock (1809-1897), the first British consul in Japan extensively illustrated with numerous chromolithographs and wood engravings. Alcock describes Nagasaki, Yokohama, a trip to Hokkaido and Japanese foreign relations, including differences between the U.S. Consul and the European Consuls. Alcock made many journeys during his stay in Japan, and records the manners and customs of the Japanese. The appendix contains notes on the agriculture, trees and flora by Mr. Veitch. A "classic work" on Japan. Tipped in is a 1-page autograph letter, signed, from the author, dated 1 July 1878. With an occasional very minor stain, hinges reinforced, otherwise in very good condition and wholly untrimmed.

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        The Analogy of Religion Natural and Revealed, to the Constitution and Course of Nature. To Which are Added, Two Brief Dissertations: I. On Personal Identity. II. On the Nature of Virtue. Together With A Charge Delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Durham, at the Primary Visitation, in the Year M DCC LI

      London: Printed for F. C. & J. Rivington, et al., 1809. First edition. full black morocco tooled in blind and gilt, spine with raised bands and extra gilt in compartments. marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Covers a little rubbed, a few preliminary and terminal leaves slightly browned, else fine. Royal octavo. 408 pp With the bookplate of Purnell Bransby Purnell, a magistrate in London who amongst other things, as a member of the "Alleged Lunatics' Friends Society" managed to get the infamous mental hospital Bethlem inspected which led to great improvement for the inmates With a skilled and delightful fore edge painting of the market square in Yarmouth .

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        De kleine Buffon, of natuurlijke historie der dieren, ten dienste der jeugd. Eerste [- vierde] deeltje.Dordrecht, J. Zender, [ca. 1830]. 4 volumes. Oblong 16mo (9 x 11 cm). With engraved frontispiece in the first volume, and 32 illustrations of animals on 8 engraved plates, 2 in each volume, all coloured by hand. Original publisher's yellow printed paper wrappers.

      - Met rooie oortjes 81; NCC (3 copies); cf. Saakes V, p. 91 (1809 edition). Rare second edition of a charming, illustrated natural history book for children based on the works by the French naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707-1788), here coloured by hand. Complete in four volumes, it treats all sorts of animals. The first three volumes, devoted to mammals, treat the animals found in the home and on the farm, wild animals, and beasts of prey respectively. The fourth and last volume then treats some birds, crawling animals, insects, fishes, shells and coral.Some marginal thumbing and some occasional small spots or stains. Paper wrappers soiled and slightly worn along the spine.

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        Decree Signed 'Napo[leon]' (1769-1821, Emperor of the French)

      1809 - as Emperor of the French, King of Italy, and Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine, in Italian with translation, saying that "on the Report of Our Minister of Foreign Relations of the Kingdom of Italy", Ferdinando Marescalchi (1754-1816, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Italy, 1802-1805, of the Napoleonic Kingdom, 1805-1814, Count, 1809), "Antonio Granelli, called Palinetto, native of Santa Maria del Taro, in the Department of the Appennines, accused of various crimes committed in the territory of Our Empire, previously condemned for contempt of court to the penalty of death by the French Tribunals, and now detained in the prison of Brescia, shall be placed at the disposal of the French Authorities", but only after being tried by the Italian "Court of Criminal Justice at Brescia", any non-capital punishment by the French not to exceed what the Italian courts would have stipulated, headed Royal Decree No. 350, 2 sides folio and conjugate blank, Imperial Palace of the Tuileries, 12th April crisp Marescalchi was an early supporter of Napoleon. As Foreign Minister he resided in Paris, and, in 1803, supported by the Bishop of Orl

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        A Narrative of the Campaign of the British Army in Spain, Commanded by His Excellency Lieut. General Sir John Moore...

      London: Joseph Johnson, 1809. Quarto, frontsiece, aquatint view, and two maps; contemporary quarter roan. Biography of Sir John Moore, commander of British forces in Spain during the Napoleonic Wars.This account of Moore's military career was compiled by his brother James, following his heroic death at the Battle of Corunna in January 1809. Moore suffered horrific injuries yet clung to life long enough to learn he had defeated the French army under Marshal Soult. The present volume includes a detailed folding map of the Battle of Corunna, complete with much topographic detail, in addition to a second map of Spain. Appendices include correspondence with Wellington and other officers active during the Peninsular War. Worn. A very good copy.

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        Traité médico-philosophique sur l’aliénation mentale. Seconde édition, entièrement refondue et très-augmentée

      chez J.Ant. Brosson, 1809. 8vo (cm. 19,8), 2 cc.nn., XXXII-496 pp. con 2 tabelle rip. e 2 tavv. f.t. Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con ricchi fregi e titolo oro al ds. Tagli scuri. Alcune ingialliture e macchioline altrimenti bell’esemplare. Raro.

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        Bacchi tempel öpnadt vid en hieltes död / Musiken till Bacchi tempel / Bihang till Fredmans epistlar / Fredmans handskrifter

      Half-calf binding.. Publisher: Elméns och Granbergs tryckeri, Stockholm / S:t Petersburg & Ã…bo / P. Winge, Nyköping / Stenhammar och Palmblad, Uppsala | 1809-1815 | Half-calf binding. | 127 + 21 + 112 + 217 p. | | Some wear, typical antiquarian condition.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England,

      London: A. Strahan, T. Cadell and W. Davies,, 1809. in four books. 4 volumes, octavo (212 x 130 mm). Original brown boards recently rebacked with brown morocco, burgundy and black morocco labels, raised bands, centre tool to spines gilt, decorative roll to spine tips, cream endpapers. Frontispiece portrait of Sir William Blackstone, and fold-out diagram in vol 11. Internally nice and clean, boards marked, a very good set. The fifteenth edition with the last corrections of the Author, and with notes and additions by Edward Christian Esq. Barrister at law, the Downing Professor of the laws of England. An attractively bound set.

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        Vue Générale Du Port De La Ville de Gènes

      1809. Veduta della città tratta dalla prima edizione del "Palais, Maison et Vues d'Italie, mesurès et dessinés par. P. Clochar, Architecte", opera pubblicata a Parigi nel 1809 e contennete vedute incise da Bence e Clochar. Delineato su carta vergata, finemente colorato a mano, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Parigi Paris 930 340

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        Ebersbach in der K. S. Oberlausitz. Sammelblatt mit einer Gesamtansicht und 24 Teilansichten von Carl Wilhelm Arldt. Lithographie mit Tonplatte

      Bildgröße 44x72 cm, Blattgröße 56x74cm Sehr seltenes großformatiges Blatt, geschaffen von dem Zeichner und Lithographen Carl Wilhelm Arldt (1809 Ruppersdorf - 1868 Löbtau bei Dresden, vgl. Thieme-B. ...). Es zeigt die Stadt zu Beginn der Industrialisierung mit einer großen Gesamtansicht und Teilansichten vom Gasthof zum Goldnen Löwen, C.F. Henkes Fabrik, H.H. Henkes Fabrik, Das Pastorat u. Diaconat Gebäude, Die Kirche, Die Schulgebäude, Fabrik u. Appretur von Nicolai & Co., Schlossschänke, Wünsches Dampfbade Anstalt, Posthaus, Gerichtskretscham, Königl. Gerichts-Amt, Chausseegeld-Einnahme, Zoll-Amt, Das Schiesshaus, Zischangs Restauration, u. v.li. Gasthaus zur Stadt Zittau, C.G.A. Freudes Fabrik, Vogel & Corners Fabrik, Buschmühle, Gochts Bleiche u. Appretur Anstalt, Röthigs Krämerei, Spreefluß-Quelle, Gasthof zur Stadt Leipzig. Die große Ansicht links mit zwei längeren restaurierten Einrissen. Gut erhalten. HINWEIS: Der Titel ist Teil des Messekataloges der 23. Leipziger Antiquariatsmesse und darf daher nicht vor dem 24.3. verkauft werden.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England, in four books.

      London: A. Strahan, T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1809 - 4 volumes, octavo (212 x 130 mm). Original brown boards recently rebacked with brown morocco, burgundy and black morocco labels, raised bands, centre tool to spines gilt, decorative roll to spine tips, cream endpapers. Internally nice and clean, boards marked, a very good set. Frontispiece portrait of Sir William Blackstone, and fold-out diagram in vol 11. The fifteenth edition with the last corrections of the Author, and with notes and additions by Edward Christian Esq. Barrister at law, the Downing Professor of the laws of England. An attractively bound set.

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        The Farmer's Almanack (a collection) for 1798, 1803, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808 and 1809

      John West, Boston - A collection of 7 Almanacks, unbound but complete, for the years 1798, 1803, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808 and 1809, with a woodcut on the title page of each. Neat owner name on title pages; corners worn, some short, closed edge tears; about very good, to very good copies.

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        A Natural History of British Quadrapeds Foreign Quadrapeds British Birds Water Birds Foreign Birds Fishes Reptiles Serpents andamp Insects

      

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        VOYAGE par terre de SANTO-DOMINGO, capitale de la partie espagnole de Saint-Domingue, au CAP-FRANÇAIS, capitale de la partie française de la même isle. Entrepris et exécuté au mois de germinal an VI, par les ordres du général de division Hédouville.

      Chaumerot, Paris 1809 - . Suivi d'un rapport sur l'état actuel des mines de la Colonie espagnole, traduit de Don Juan Nieto, minéralogiste de S. M. Catholique et terminé par une relation, sous le titre de Mon retour en France. Un volume petit in-octavo de (3), faux-titre, titre, dédicace; 407, (1) pages; légères brunissures à quelques feuillets et rousseurs éparses, petits manques de papier en marge basse des deux derniers feuillets, sans atteinte au texte. Illustré d'une gravure dépliante en frontispice, protégée par une serpente. Reliure de l'époque en demi-basane fauve et plats de papier légèrement raciné ocre; charnière partiellement fendue au second plat. Dos lisse orné de fleurons et de filets dorés, titre doré; tranches mouchetées de rouge. Size: In-8 (13 x 21 cm) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      London: Boydell, 1809. Handcoloured aquatint, 330 x 455 mm. 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.

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        Mémoire sur les finances de l'Egypte, depuis sa conquête par le Sultan selym 1er., jusqu'à celle du général en cher Bonaparte ; par M. le Comte Estève. Mémoire sur le système d'imposition territoriale et sur l'admnistration des provinces de l'Egypte, dans les dernières années du gouvernements des Mamlouks ; par feu Michel-Ange Lancret

      First Edition of these two extracts memories of the first delivery, Modern State section of the Description of Egypt. Cardboard cream parchment modern. Piece as black sheepskin. Copy with wide margins, uncut. System of taxes and property in Egypt. Administration and internal and external business relationships. Important papers in the history of Egypt, such a study has not been done before Jamis is why the author is necessarily interested in the history and development of the country since Selym 1. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! De l'imprimerie impériale à Paris 1809 In folio (27x43cm) 299 - 398p. ; 233 - 260p. relié

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        Der Naturfreund oder Beiträge zur Schlesischen Naturgeschichte (14. Bände). 1.ter bis 10. Jahrgang mit 52 Natur-Abbildungen nebst Bescheibungen derselben.

      3. Abb. Bände Sammlerstücke in akzeptablen bis guten Zustand in 11 Bänden (= Band 1-11 + Band 13) + 3 nachträglich-gebundenen Bänden mit Natur-Abbildungen (illuminierten Kupfern) aus den Bänden entnommen. 11Hauptbände erschienen zwischen 1809 und 1824 in sehr schön marmorierten Pappbänden und goldverzierten Bünden am Buchrücken sowie mit rot-gefärbten Schnitten. Band 1-11 und Band 13 Einbände altersgemäß unterschiedlich und stellenweise sehr stark berieben, an Ecken, Kanten und Kapitalen stark bestoßen, beschädigt bzw. berieben. Bei Band 1. fehlen ca. 6-7 cm vom oberen Buchrücken und ca 1cm vom unteren Buchrücken. Ebenso Fehlstellen am Buchrücken bei den Bänden 2., 5. , 7., 9. (ca. 1 cm oben). Bei Band 1,9,11 und 13 Läsuren an der Falz. Bei allen Bänden Beschädigungen der untersten Bünde und Kapitale. Buchrücken und Rückenschild mit Goldverzierungen stärker berieben und stellenweise in gleicher Weise wie die Stehkanten mit stärkeren Randläsuren. Innen stellenweise und unterschiedlich stark altersfleckig bzw. stellenweise in gutem Zustand. Insgesamt aber textsauber und lesbarer Zustand. Abbildungsbände: (Band I/II: Vögel Band III/IV: Pflanzen, Band V/VI: Waldtiere & Pilze) Halbledereinbände stark berieben und an Ecken, Kanten und Kapital stärker lädiert. Buchrücken und Rückenschild mit Goldverzierungen stärker berieben und stellenweise in gleicher Weise wie die Stehkanten mit Randläsuren.Im Vor- und Nachsatz etwas altersfleckig, und mit stellenweise umfangeicheren privaten Eintragungen (Nachsatz) und Namensstempeln. Papier altersgemäß gedunkelt. Abbildungen bzw. Killuminierte Kupferstiche überwiegend in gutem Zustand, stellenweise unterschiedlichst altersfleckig und im ersten Band mit einer etwas gelocktern Seite. Überwiegend altersgemäß sauberer und schöner Zustand!

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        Oeuvres complètes de Pierre-Auguste Caron de Beaumarchais, Ecuyer, Conseiller-Secrétaire du Roi...

      Paris, Chez Léopold Collin, 1809, 7 vol. in 8°, ill. de 25 planches h. t. gravées au trait par Gautier, pl. veau porphyre époque, dos lisse très orné, pièce de t. bleue, trois coiffes sup. très lég. usées sinon bon exemplaire décoratif. Première édition collective des oeuvres de Beaumarchais, publiées sous la direction de Gudin, son secrétaire, et illustrées de gravures témoignant des premières mises en scène du Barbier de Séville, du Mariage de Figaro, d'Eugénie, de la Mère coupable, etc. "Les figures du Mariage de Figaro sont des copies de celles de Saint-Quentin de l'édition de 1785, et celles d'Eugénie sont faites d'après celles de Gravelot, pour l'édition de 1767." Contient : I-II Theâtre, III-IV Mémoires, V Epoques, VI-VII Correspondance. ¶ Brunet I, 720 - Cohen p.127 "très bien gravé par Gautier" - Quérard Fr. litt. I, 240.

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        Der Neue Kammeralist. Ein Buch für jedermann, vom Staatsmann bis zum Bauern.

      Kempten, in der Dannheimer'schen Buchhandlung, 1807-1809. - XIV (1), 176; (10) 246 (2) S., (1) gef. Tab.Taf.; (8) 224 S., 16 Tab.Taf., 2 mehrf. gef. Tab.Taf.; (8) 151; 116; 86 S., (2) S. Anz.; (8) 312 S., 1 mehrf. gef. Tab.Taf.; 247 S., 8 in 6 Bdn., kl.okt., Pp., hs. Rsch., Bibl.Rsch., StaV. -- (Humpert 1332: Rettenmeyer). - KVK verzeichnet bisher nur ein gleichermaßen vollständiges Exemplar. - Vorliegend noch beigebunden: Wie können pfarramtliche Witthumsgüter vortheilhaft und zweckmäßig veräußert werden? Beantwortet von einem Kammeralbeamten. Kempten 1810. 30 S. --Erstes Heft. Zweytes Heft. Drittes Heft. Viertes Heft; Fünftes Heft: Umständliche, rechtliche und geschichtliche Abhandlung über das Zehndwesen, nebst Vorschlägen zur vortheilhaften Reformation und gemeinnützlichen Umänderung der Zehenden. Wie können die Zehnten billig und gemeinnützlich umgeändert werden? Beantwortet von einem Kammeralbeamten; Als Anhang zum 5. Heft des neuen Kammeralisten. Sechstes Heft: Ueber das Steuerwesen: vorzüglich über die einzig rechtliche, zugleich allerleichteste und ewig dauernde Grundbesteuerung; dann auch über Verfassung neuer Grundbücher. Siebenstes Heft: Umständliche Abhandlung über die Frohndienste und deren Schädlichkeit; nebst Vorschlägen zur gänzlichen Aufhebung der Frohnen.-- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lehrbuch über das Staats-Oeconomie-Recht. Erster Band; Zweyter Band.

      Frankfurt am Main, bey Friedrich Esslinger, 1809. - (16) 695 (1); (8) 248 (= 428) (4) S., 2 Bde., marmor. Pp., min. bestoßen, NaV. -- ". Professor der Staatswirthschaft an der Universität zu Heidelberg." - ". Verstehet man hingegen unter Staats-Oeconomie die Oeconomie im Staate . so wird der Titel dieses Buches passender seyn, weil alsdann sohwl die National-Oeconomie, als auch die Oeconomie des Suveräns mit Richtigkeit darunter subsumiert werden kann. Die Ausdrücke - Staatswirthschaft im weiteren sinne und Staatswirthschaft im engern Sinne - wollen mir durchaus nicht in den Kopf. ." (Vorbericht).-- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Storia pittorica della Italia dal risorgimento delle belle arti fin presso al fine del XVIII secolo edizione terza etc

      

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        Some interesting particulars of the Second Voyage made by the Missionary Ship the Duffandnbspwhich was captured by the Buonaparte Privateer in the Year 1800andnbsp

      

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        Meine Ausweisung aus Zürich.

      8vo. 44 S. Brosch. "Ich habe kein Asyl in der Schweiz gesucht um den Preis der Erniedrigung, als stummes Opfer roher Verfolgungssucht mich unter die Füße von - "Republikanern" treten zu lassen. Hält man mich für rechtlos als Fremdling, so bin ich nicht rechtlos als Mensch, und als Mensch werde ich mein Recht zu vertreten wissen, wo es auch sei." (Vorwort). Karl Heinzen (1809-1880) hielt sich nach einander in Zürich, Bern, Baselland und Genf auf, aber überall ausgewiesen begab er sich im Winter 1847-848 nach Amerika (ADB 59, S. 157f.). - Stärker fleckig u. lädiert, größere Eckabriße oben (ohne Textverlust). - Selten.

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        Südliche Küstenlandschaft mit zwei großen Bäumen, einem Rundtempel rechts und mehreren Booten.

      - Feder in Grau, in Sepia laviert, mit schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, auf dem abgeschnittenen Streifen eines nicht mehr vorhandenen Untersatzpapieres signiert, datiert und bezeichnet „Gezeichnet von Heinrich Friedrich Höfler (sic!) und den Preis erhalten den 26ten Aprill 1809. / Lit. B. No 3.". 49:60,5 cm. – Papier insgesamt leicht vergilbt, kleinere Randeinrisse sorgfältig restauriert. Die südliche Landschaft verrät in ihrer etwas dilettantischen Zeichenweise die noch nicht sehr geübte Hand des jungen Künstlers. Möglicherweise ist das Blatt nach einer fremden Vorlage und im Zeichenunterricht bei J.A.B. Reges entstanden. Der Vater des bekannten Frankfurter Malers Adolf Höffler (1825-1898) besuchte zunächst die Zeichenschule von J.A.B. Reges (1772-1847) in Frankfurt und ging 1817 nach Paris als Schüler von A.J.Gros (1771-1835). Er kehrte 1822 nach Frankfurt zurück, unternahm Studienreisen an den Rhein und in die Schweiz, war in Frankfurt hauptsächlich als Porträtist tätig und widmete sich später fast ausschließlich der von ihm gegründeten Mal- und Zeichenschule.

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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. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 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. Near Fine.

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        Petrificata Derbiensia; or, Figures and Descriptions Collected in Derbyshire

      Wigan: Printed by D. Lyon, 1809. First edition, volume one [all published], 4to (240 x 185), [2], ix, [1 blank], [50 leaves, including sub-title leaf), 28, ii, iipp., with half-title, contains 54 hand-coloured engraved plates accompanied by letterpress description, a couple of references add in a neat hand, hole to blank margin of plate 31, expertly bound in a period binding of half calf over marbled boards, spine tooled in gilt, morocco title label, a handsome copy. William Martin (1767 ? 1810) was an English naturalist and palaeontologist who proposed that science should use fossils as evidence to support the study of natural history. This, his second publication, is Dedicated to Sir Joseph Banks, it describes the Carboniferous limestone and other fossils of Derbyshire, and is illustrated with his own engravings. Owing to his illness, the intended second volume, on fossils (especially plants) from coal strata, never appeared. Provenance: Neat book label of of the Geological Survey Office, Northern England. Nissen ZBI 2715; Upcott I, 143.

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        A New Elucidation of Colours...with some Observations on the Accuracy of Sir Isaac Newton.

      London: Richard Taylor and Co. 1809. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (293 x 235 mm). [4], 51 [1] pp. 7 engraved plates, of which 5 hand-coloured by the author. 20th century half calf over older marbled boards. Internally little bowned, some foxing (first and final leaves stronger), library stamps (those to plates within plate mark). Provenance: Birm Library, Birmingham. ----Babson 162; Wallis 229; Honeyman 2876. - At the beginning of the 19th century, James Sowerby (1757-1822), already known as author of books on botany, conchology and mineralogy, introduced a colour system, which he dedicated to "the great Isaac Newton." Sowerby set himself two tasks with this work: firstly, he wished to re-emphasise the significance of brightness and darkness, which after Newton had "fallen into obscurity"; and, secondly, he wanted to clarify the difference which exists between colours. Johann Heinrich Lambert had already pointed out that the colours of light and the colours of materials behave in a different way when mixed. Sowerby, in his system, assumed the existence of three basic colours: red, yellow and blue. Sowerby's text describes the optical mixtures which result when narrow and tightly packed strips of primary colour are applied to paper. The sketches included in his work exemplify the three parts which Sowerby's theory rests on and express the stabilising continuity which can exist between them. Incidentally, Sowerby's attempt to transform Newton's seven primary colours into three materially renderable basic colours attracted the attention of the English painter William Turner (the two were, in fact, acquainted). Later, in about 1820, Turner followed the painter Otto Runge in trying to assimilate the system of the three colours red, yellow and blue into a diurnal pattern (for which there is more than just one possibility, as was soon apparent). Sowerby's system originated at the same time as Thomas Young (1773-1829) submitted his theory stating that the eye generates all colours by combining only three wavelengths. This "Theory of Trichromatic Vision" is based on the primary additive colours red, green and blue (N. Silvestrini, U. Baumann & Stromer, IdeaColour, Zürich, 1994; see also www.colorsystem.com). Very Good.

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        Observations on madness and melancholy including practical remarks on those diseases; together with cases: and an account of the morbid appearances on dissection...The second edition considerably enlarged

      London, Printed for J. Callow, 1809, in 8°, de VIII-345pp. 3ff. de cat. éditeur, une figure à pl. page, cart. papier marbré moderne genre ancien, rares rousseurs, cachet de bibliothèque médicale. Bon exemplaire. Seconde édition très augmentée, la meilleure, de ce livre pionnier dans l'histoire de la psychiatrie anglaise. John Haslam (1764-1844) was an Apothecary at Bethlem Hospital (known as Bedlam), beeing the oldest, largest and best-known asylum for the insane. He was one of the most knowledgeable practitioners in his field, and distinguished himself in private practice by his prudent treatment of the insane. He was more careful than any of his predecessors in the investigation of mental diseases, and did some very accurate descriptions. In this second edition of his work on "insanity" he included a detailed description of a case which is one of the earliest and clearest recording of what would be later called schizophrenia. He held that melancholia and mania were two aspects of a single disease, and describes 37 illustrative cases. His observations contains his records of autopsies performed on insane patients, including what may be the first description of syphilis in the brain. Haslam's book dominated English psychiatry for a generation and was frequently cited by Dr. Pinel. ¶ Garrison-Morton n°4794 " Haslam was among the first to describe general paralysis..." - Hunter & Macalpine, p.632

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        Les élémens de géométrie traduits littéralement, et suivis d'un Traité du cercle, du cylindre, du cône et de la sphère ; de la mesure des surfaces et des solides, avec des notes ; seconde édition augmentée du 5e livre par F. Peyrard.

      Paris, chez F. Louis, 1809, in 8°, de XII-207 & 578pp., ill. de 9 planches se dépl., pl. basane racinée époque, dos lisse orné, plats frottés, tr. marbrées, bon exemplaire. Seconde édition augmentée de la célèbre traduction de référence de Peyrard. ¶ "F. Peyrard, mathématicien français, (1760/1822), traduisit les Oeuvres d'Archimède et les oeuvres d'Euclide (1814/1818) ; ces deux traductions sont regardées comme les meilleures et les plus complètes que l'on possède". (Hoefer)

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        THE VISITS OF TOMMY LOVEBOOK to his neighbouring Little Masters and Misses. Embellished with Cuts. [Price Two-pence.]

      64 pages. First leaf [frontispiece] a pastedown. Wood-engraved frontispiece and 12 woodcuts within the text all by John Bewick. Original plain yellow wrappers. 98 x 63mm. Spine a little worn with loss of paper; covers a little marked; some corners a little turned; Mrs Moon's bookplate tipped-in at rear. A very good copy of a chapbook first published by Elizabeth Newbery in 1792, and by Harris in 1804. Moon 958(3).

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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.

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        A BRIEF GRAMMAR OF THE LAWS AND CONSTITUTION OF ENGLAND. Intended for the use of schools, and the junior students of the Law.

      xii, 150, [6 ad's] pages. Illustrated with an engraved folding frontispiece, showing The Court of King's Bench, Westminster, and a folding plan of Westminster Hall. Contemporary full untitled plain sheep. 12mo. First edition. Spine expertly restored; some browning and occasional spotting; name on endpaper; two corners torn away from the lower outer leaves, one with the loss of one letter; else a very good copy of a scarce work.

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        THE INVITED ALPHABET; or, Address of A to B; containing his Friendly Proposal for the Amusement and Instruction of Good Children. By R. R. B.

      11(12) pages; twenty-five engraved plates with text above, and one engraved plate showing the letters of the alphabet with text above, all plates hand-coloured. First edition.Bound with:(ROE, Richard.) THE ASSEMBLED ALPHABET; or, Acceptance of A's Invitation; concluding with a Glee for Three Voices. Being a Sequel to the Invited Alphabet. By R. R. B. Tabart and Co. 1809. 36, (2 music) pages; 26 engraved plates. First edition.Bound with:(ROE, Richard.) INFANTILE ERUDITION: concluding with a Glee for Three Voices. To which are added the Figure Dancers. The whole intended as a Supplement to the Invited and Assembled Alphabets. By R.R. Tabart and Co. 1810. 40 pages. Engraved frontispiece; 2 pages of music; 5 engraved plates; 2 'games.' First edition. As is usual there is an error in the page numbering between the music and page 13 - this is normal. The three titles bound together without wrappers in recent quarter red morocco gilt, over marbled boards with vellum tips.. Some browning and spotting, but a very good set of these scarce titles.

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        Outlines of Mineralogy.

      Oxford/London: Bliss, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Messrs, 1809. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 2 Volumes. Oxford: Printed by N. Bliss, for J. Parker & R. Bliss; Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme & Messrs. Rivingtons, London, 1809. 2 vols. 8vo (220x142 mm). xvii, [3], xxxix, [1], 255, [1] pp.; viii, 227 [1], 39 [1], [14: index], [2: errata],16 pp. Appendix, index, errata leaf (for both volumes) and 16 pages of publishers catalog at the end of vol. 2, recent papercard boards, pages untrimmed, very minor browning and occasional weak spotting, staining to pages 163 to 167, old inscriptions to titles verso. A fine, broad margined copy of a rare mineralogical treatise. ----Partington, History of Chemistry, 1961-70: 4, 76. Porter, Making of Geology, 1980: 144, 183, 234 & 210. The Quarterly Review: 2 (1809), no. 3, 61-74. Smith, Early Mineralogy in Great Britain, 1978: 59. Woodward, History of Geology, 1911: 45 & 66. Mineralogical Record Library (Curtis Schuh's Bibl. of Mineralogy) -FIRST EDITION. "Probably written as a companion textbook to the mineralogical lectures delivered by the author at Oxford, Outlines of Mineralogy is a derivative work that reflects the state of mineralogy during the first decade of the nineteenth century. It is principally based upon the earlier mineralogical writings of Richard Kirwan and René Just Haüy. For example, the system of classification that divides the mineral species has been lifted from Kirwan and uses the divisions of Earthy, Saline, Inflammable and Metallic Substances. An appendix handles rocks and other aggregates. The crystallographical information scattered through out is derived from Haüy" (Mineralogical Record Online Lib.). Kidd was a professor or chemistry at Oxford who also lectured on mineralogy and geology. He published two textbooks on the subject, viz. the Outlines in 1809 and A Geological Essay in 1815 (Ward & Carozzi 1254). Near Fine.

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        Der Naturfreund oder Beiträge zur Schlesischen Naturgeschichte (14. Bände). 1.ter bis 10. Jahrgang mit 52 Natur-Abbildungen nebst Bescheibungen derselben.

      Graß, Barth und Comp; Breslau 1809 (bis 1824) - Sammlerstücke in akzeptablen bis guten Zustand in 11 Bänden (= Band 1-11 + Band 13) + 3 nachträglich-gebundenen Bänden mit Natur-Abbildungen (illuminierten Kupfern) aus den Bänden entnommen. 11Hauptbände erschienen zwischen 1809 und 1824 in sehr schön marmorierten Pappbänden und goldverzierten Bünden am Buchrücken sowie mit rot-gefärbten Schnitten. Band 1-11 und Band 13 Einbände altersgemäß unterschiedlich und stellenweise sehr stark berieben, an Ecken, Kanten und Kapitalen stark bestoßen, beschädigt bzw. berieben. Bei Band 1. fehlen ca. 6-7 cm vom oberen Buchrücken und ca 1cm vom unteren Buchrücken. Ebenso Fehlstellen am Buchrücken bei den Bänden 2., 5. , 7., 9. (ca. 1 cm oben). Bei Band 1,9,11 und 13 Läsuren an der Falz. Bei allen Bänden Beschädigungen der untersten Bünde und Kapitale. Buchrücken und Rückenschild mit Goldverzierungen stärker berieben und stellenweise in gleicher Weise wie die Stehkanten mit stärkeren Randläsuren. Innen stellenweise und unterschiedlich stark altersfleckig bzw. stellenweise in gutem Zustand. Insgesamt aber textsauber und lesbarer Zustand. Abbildungsbände: (Band I/II: Vögel ; Band III/IV: Pflanzen, Band V/VI: Waldtiere & Pilze) Halbledereinbände stark berieben und an Ecken, Kanten und Kapital stärker lädiert. Buchrücken und Rückenschild mit Goldverzierungen stärker berieben und stellenweise in gleicher Weise wie die Stehkanten mit Randläsuren. Im Vor- und Nachsatz etwas altersfleckig, und mit stellenweise umfangeicheren privaten Eintragungen (Nachsatz) und Namensstempeln. Papier altersgemäß gedunkelt. Abbildungen bzw. Killuminierte Kupferstiche überwiegend in gutem Zustand, stellenweise unterschiedlichst altersfleckig und im ersten Band mit einer etwas gelocktern Seite. Überwiegend altersgemäß sauberer und schöner Zustand! 3. Abb. Bände Deutsch - Frakturschrift 6250g

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        A NATURAL HISTORY OF BRITISH QUADRUPEDS, FOREIGN QUADRUPEDS, BRITISH BIRDS, WATER BIRDS, FOREIGN BIRDS, FISHES, REPTILES, SERPENTS & INSECTS. Embellished with 247 Engravings on Wood, by Thomas Bewick of Newcastle.

      Seven individual chapbooks bound together as one with a general title-page preceding them. All are in their original wrappers, with cuts by Bewick on the upper covers, and cuts by others on the lower. They have not been cut to a uniform size, but differ from volume to volume. The binding is of late mid to late nineteenth century half calf over cloth, with twin black labels to the spine. General title spotted; some wear to binding; bookplate; front hinge cracked; but a very good, clean set. Sets with the general title-page are very scarce.

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        THE TRUE HISTORY OF A LITTLE BOY WHO CHEATED HIMSELF: Founded on Fact By a Young Naval Officer.

      Title; 12 pages of verse; and 12 full-page hand-coloured engravings. Original printed wrappers. 12 x 12 cm. First edition. Little soiled and front cover chipped at edges; some child scribble on blank verso of plates; else a very good copy of a scarce title. Mrs. Moon 179.The story concerns a boy who steals a cake from a sleeping man, and later finds out that it was intended as a present for himself. When he tries to retrieve, he finds that it has been eaten by a ploughboy.

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        Ein Neues Trauer-Lied/Enthaltend die Geschichte der Susanna Cox...

      1809. Infanticide in Reading, Pennsylvania [Broadside]. [Murder]. [Cox, Susanna]. Ein Neues Trauer-Lied/Enthaltend die Geschichte der Susanna Cox Die in Reading Wegen dem Mord Ihres Kindes Hingerichtet Wurde [continued in 32 stanzas of verse, two columns divided by a single rippled line, all within a 3/4 inch wide, grape-cluster border]. [Reading, PA?], [c. 1809]. 17-1/2" x 11" broadside (top margin a little trimmed), printed German type. Folded (some small breaks along one old fold line); foxed. Still a presentable copy of an uncommon broadside. $850. * One of several broadside printings of this narrative in verse about Susanna Cox from Reading, Pennsylvania, who was hanged for the murder of her illegitimate child in 1809. OCLC records another printing in 16 stanzas, another that is smaller in size and has a double-rule between the columns and a version in English. All are scarce. OCLC locates 4 copies of our version (at the American Antiquarian Society, Brown University, University of Cincinnati, Pennsylvania State University). Not in McDade, who records nothing about Susanna Cox. Shaw and Shoemaker, American Imprints 18183 (giving the date "1809?").

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        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'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.

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        Philosophie Zoologique, ou Exposition des Considérations Relatives à l'Histoire Naturelle des Animaux.

      Paris: Dentu, printed for the Author, 1809. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Three parts in two volumes, 8vo (199 x 125 mm). [4], [i] ii-xxv [1], [1] 2-428 pp., [4], [1] 2-475 [1] pp, including half-titles. Contemporary boards ( rebacked, rubbed), later paper dust-jackets torn and creased. Internally somewhat browned and spotted, some worming affecting upper blank margin of about 13 leaves in each volume, tiny holes in p.7/8 and 21/22 affecting a few letters, ink shelf numbers on half-titles. Provenance: D. S. Russo (ink stamp to half titles). ----PMM 262; Sparrow 121; Evans 103; Norman 1267; DSB VII, pp.590-1; Wellcome III, p.435; Garrison-Morton 216. FIRST EDITION OF LAMARCK'S MOST COMPLETE PRESENTATION OF HIS THEORY OF EVOLUTION - "a classic in the literature of evolutionary theory" (PMM). The first two parts of Philosophie zoologique restate and elaborate upon Lamarck's theory of evolution (originally posited in his Recherches sur l'organisation des corps vivans, Paris, 1802), which attributes evolution to two factors: the tendency of species toward increasing complexity, and the influence of the environment, which he considered responsible for these variations from the norm. "The third part contains the most important additions to the earlier theories. In this section Lamarck deals in great detail with the problem of a physical explanation for the emergence of higher mental facilities ... Lamarck's breakthrough was tying a progressive development of higher mental facilities in a physical way to structural development of the nervous system ... Higher mental faculties could emerge precisely because they were a product of increased structural complexity ... For Lamarck one of the most important events in the evolutionary process was the development of the nervous system, particularly the brain, because at that point animals began to form ideas and control their movements" (DSB). Very Good.

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        Theoria motus corporum coelestium in sectionibus conicis solem ambientium

      Hamburg: Friedrich Perthes und I. H. Besser, 1809. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 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). Very Good.

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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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