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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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        Group of 16 Autograph Letter Signed, in French with checklist and translations, (Louis de Launay, 1753-1812, Comte d', French publicist and political adventurer)]

      1809 - addressed to d'Antraigues, by James Tyrrell ROSS (Private secretary, 1807-1809, to George CANNING, the Foreign Secretary, later Prime Minister), written in increasingly familiar terms, but in very guarded language, Ross is acting as d'Antraigues' main contact with Canning and with 'Il', 'l'Ami' or 'votre Ami', whom he meets at Gloucester Lodge (Old Brompton, bought by Canning in 1809), thanking him for information, arranging for copies of leaflets to be distributed on the coast of France, referring to 'le Général' (probably Puisaye, see below), setting up meetings at dinner, and asking him to use an ordinary seal ('cachet') rather than his personal one, together 30 sides mostly 8vo, written from Spring Garden, St. James' Street, Gloucester Lodge, or the Foreign Office, 6th February - 18th December 1809 and no place, no date, but London c. The Count, a Gascon of the Cevennes, had been a Republican in 1788, a member of the Assembly of 1789, a Monarchist in 1790 and had then emigrated to Venice, Vienna, Dresden and finally London (1806), his love of intrigue being stronger than his ambition. He was the confidant and correspondent of the Comte de Provence (Louis XVIII), Maria Carolina of Naples, the Tsar, and, once in England, of Canning. His credibility, it was rumoured, was increased by revealing secret terms of the treaties of Tilsit, June 1807, between Napoleon and the Tsar, which Canning forestalled by ordering the attack on the Danish fleet in Copenhagen. At the end of his career he lost credibility and he and his wife, the singer Saint-Huberty, were assassinated in mysterious circumstances, by a servant dismissed the previous day, outside their cottage in Barnes Terrace. See, for example, 'The D'Antraigues phenomenon: the making and breaking of a revolutionary royalist espionage agent', 1985, by Colin Duckworth, also d'Antraigues' unpublished 'Mes Soliloques' (Bibliothèque Nationale, Achat no. 23055). After Tilsit, Louis XVIII deemed it prudent to leave Mittau in the Tsar's dominions and planned to settle in England. Canning was unhappy and insisted that he live at least 50 miles from London. By this time d'Antraigues had no great love for Louis XVIII, who preferred the counsels of the Comte d'Avaray. d'Antraigues joined General Puisaye, then one of the chief émigrés in London, in attacking d'Avaray in Vol. VI of Puisaye's memoirs (January 1809), in all probability the 'matter of the General' referred to in the present letter of 11th February. d'Avaray and his friends tried to provoke Puisaye to a duel, and Puisaye retired to Devon. The present letters show Canning's continued support for d'Antraigues. A main source for d'Antraigues' correspondence from 1807 to early 1809 is his many letters to Puisaye (see the BL MSS ) and the present letters take up where the latter cease. Checklist: 1. St. James Street. Wednesday [perhaps early in 1809]. About the number of copies of a document, and a letter for Canning. 2. Foreign Office, 6th February 1809. About d'Antraigues' hurt arm: could he not dictate a letter ? 3. 11th Feb. 1809. Ross has reported their conversation of this morning to 'Him', who advises silence, the matter of 'the General' will be probably be settled as d'A has advised. Ross offers to interpret at the physicians'. 4. Foreign Office, 22nd Feb. 1809. The Abbé Penceaux [sic, probably for Pericaud] must supply an account of the £100 spent leafleting the coasts of France. 5. Tuesday 11th April [probably 1809]. Assuring d'A that the recipient of his letter knows it was hand-delivered by d'A. 6. Foreign Office. 24th May 1809. Arranging luncheon. 7. Spring Garden. 25th July [probably 1809]. About collecting copies. 8. Saturday 1st October [? for Saturday 30th September 1809]. About sending 100 copies to Mr Treves, and mentioning Canning. 9. [Foreign] Office. Friday. [?c. October 1809]. About sending 50 copies to Russia. 10. Gloucester Lodge, Tuesday 17th October 1809. 'Your Friend' asks if d'A can dine at Gloucester Lodg

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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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        Autograph Letter Signed to the "Commander in Chief of the Troops in Tyrol", (Filippo, 1762 or 1767-1822, General of Division in the Napoleonic Italian Army, Count of Hannover, 1809)

      1809 - Louis BARAGUEY d'HILLIERS (1764-1813, Colonel-General of Dragoons, 1804, Count of the Empire, 1808, Governor of Tyrol, 1809), at Bozen (Bolzano), in French with translation, saying that "the demolition of the 'chiusa' [barrier] at Mühlbach is going ahead extremely slowly, in spite of the great number of peasants employed there, to speed up the work they are asking for 40 pounds of powder" which "it is impossible to find" locally, and asking "Your Excellency to send it to me if your Excellency deems it appropriate", 1 side 4to., address on conjugate leaf, Brixen [Bressinone], 14th December Severoli, an ardent Jacobin, embraced service with Napoleon in the Italian campaign of 1797 and thereafter. In 1809 his Italian division was in Austria and Hungary, under Baraguey d'Hilliers. Here they are under orders to pacify Tyrol, which Napoleon had given to Bavaria, its northern neighbour, in 1805 after Austerlitz. In April 1809 Austria, seeing France pressed in the Peninsula, renewed the war by invading Bavaria, and the Tyrolese, led by Andreas Hofer famously rose in revolt, supported by Franz I. However, Franz I's support fell away when, following Wagram, he was forced to make peace with Napoleon. At the time of this letter the French had recently (23rd November) occupied Hofer's valley, and Hofer, who in the summer had taken and retaken Innsbruck three times, was in a mountain hut. A price was on his head, and early in 1810 he was betrayed and shot. Severoli was the first Italian to have French generals serving under him, and the only Italian whose name is on the Arc de Triomphe. Baraguey d'Hilliers had many postings, and no one under the Revolution and Empire was so often cashiered, arrested, imprisoned, tried and acquitted. He was in the Italian campaign of 1797 that led to the fall of Venice, of which he was made governor. From 1806 to 1809 he was again based in northern Italy, joining with the Army of Germany to defeat Franz I. Brixen lies high, south of the Alps, on the great route linking Germany and Italy over the Brenner. A few miles north east, at Mühlbach, (Rio di Pusteria), the Mühlbacher Klause (Chiusa di Rio Pusteria) guards the entrance to another great route, which branches to the head of the Adriatic. Barrier and defensive castle span the narrow valley, marking the boundary between Tyrol and the ancient county of Görz (Gorizia). Travellers were funnelled through the gate house into the courtyard where they paid toll. The original was built by Meinhard II of Tyrol (c. 1238-1296, IV of Görz). The present remarkable structure (its shell restored in 1978) was built in 1460 by Sigismund, Duke of Austria, (1427-1496, 'the Spendthrift') when regent of Tyrol, 1446-1490.

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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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        Freida Raphaël Poemes Barbares Leconte de Lisle Sur Japon avec suite Maroquin doublé aux armes de Massa (Affolter relieur)

      - Le chef d'oeuvre de Freida superbe exemplaire sur Japon avec suite en 3 états, en prestigieuse reliure maroquin doublé aux armes. Freida Raphaël Poemes Barbares Leconte de Lisle Sur Japon avec suite Maroquin doublé aux armes d'alliance de la maison Regnier (Le garnd juge regnier fut fait Duc de Massa en 1809) (Affolter relieur) Paris Romagnol 1914 2 volumes grand in 8 29,5 x 21 cm dont un contenant les suites d'illustrations. Celui ci le N°65 sur japon contenant trois états des planches. dont l'eau forte pur et un état avec remarques. Faux titre justification 426 pages 1 pages 100 eaux fortes en noir dont le frontispice, 18 hors texte, 81 en tête. Exceptionnel exemplaire magnifiquement relié en plein maroquin rouge, doublé de maroquin vert, dos a nerfs, doublures de maroquin empire frappées aux armes d'alliances de Regnier Duc de Massa, ce sur les quatre contreplats. Raphaël Freida (Digne, 1877 - 1942). Artiste-peintre français d’inspiration expressionniste, élève de Jean-Paul Laurens, aussi grand cartonnier pour vitraux. Il se fit rare dans l’édition, n’illustrant que cinq ouvrages : « Poèmes Barbares » de Leconte de Lisle (1914), « Œdipe Roi » de Sophocle (1922), « Thaïs » d’Anatole France (1924), « Hérodias » de Flaubert (1926), et « Le Jardin des Supplices » de Mirbeau (1927). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        The Ancient Liberties and Privileges of the Cinque Ports and Ancient Towns; To Which is Prefixed an Original Sketch of Constitutional Rights

      Printed for the Author by C. Stower, Paternoster Row, and Sold by T. Dickie, 88 Cornhill, London . London 1809. - Contemporary half black calf, marble paper covered boards, maroon and gilt title label and knurled finish with small raised bands to the spine. 8vo. 7½'' x 5''. Contains [viii] 172 printed pages of text. Small modern bookplate to the front free end paper, sporadic foxing to the end papers, rubbing to the edges and corners of the boards, binding firm and tight and in Very Good sound condition. Member of the P.B.F.A. KENT [Deal] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        A letter from Noah Webster, Esq. of New-Haven, Connecticut, to a friend in explanation and defence of the distinguishing doctrines of the Gospel [wrapper title]. The peculiar doctrines of the Gospel... [drop title]

      New York: published by subscription...and sold at the Theological and Classical Bookstore of Williams and Whiting...J. Seymour, printer, 1809. First edition, 8vo, pp. 23, [1]; without a title page, as issued; original blue printed wrappers; one short tear and a small piece missing from the corner of the front wrapper; all else very good. "In 1808 Webster and Judge Thomas Dawes of Boston, one of his wife's brothers-in-law, discussed religion in their correspondence. Webster, on December 20, 1808, wrote a detailed letter summarizing his religious experiences and beliefs; Dawes acknowledged it on February 6, 1809, expressing rather liberal views, and on February 23 Webster wrote a long answer, which became the present text...The compiler believes this printing to have been the first separate edition" (Skeel). It was also published in the Panoplist and the Missionary Magazine United, edited by Jedidiah Morse. The verso of the front wrapper and both sides of the back wrapper contain a brief summary of the firm Williams & Whiting and publisher's advertisements. Skeel 706.

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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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        TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES IN CANADA AND THE INDIAN TERRITORIES, BETWEEN THE YEARS 1760 AND 1776. IN TWO PARTS

      New York, 1809. [6],330pp. plus errata leaf. Contemporary half speckled calf and boards, leather label. Some foxing or light tanning, bookplates, but very good. Frontispiece portrait in facsimile. Part I consists of Henry's reminiscences of fur trading among the Indians of the upper Great Lakes region, and his escape from the massacre at Fort Michilimackinac during Pontiac's war. He was captured, however, in 1763, and his account of the captivity offers much early material on the domestic habits of the northern Indians. Part II is comprised of his travels and adventures in the Indian country. "Authentic narrative of fur-trading among Indians of the upper lakes" - Howes. HOWES H420, "b." GRAFF 1866. FIELD 686. SABIN 31383. TPL 484. AYER 129. STREETER SALE 3661. GAGNON 1652. COX II, p.180. LANDE 1224. WAGNER-CAMP 7. PEEL 18. BELL, p.328. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 17737. GREENLY, MICHIGAN 40.

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