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        Observations on the proceedings and report of the Special Medical Board,

      8vo., (4) 155 (1)pp., including the half-title, the paper generally rather browned, half-title and final page (errata) soiled, with a slightly cropped ms presentation inscription on half-title ("Captain Davis with Mr. Keate's complim...."). A good copy recently bound in linen-backed marbled boards lettered. Although Thomas Keate (1745-1821) was a distinguished London surgeon, succeeding John Gunning in 1798 at Surgeon-General to the Army, and being elected F.R.S. the following year, he seems to have rubbed up the military hierarchy the wrong way. He had published in 1808 his Observations on the Fifth Report of the Commissioners of Military Enquiry, a report which had censured the medical board for showing a lack of proper control, for irregularities in awarding promotions, for making new and unnecessary appointments, for waste and extravagance, and for opening general hospitals unnecessarily. Keate had carried out his duties with success but blame had nevertheless fallen on him. The board was dissolved in 1809 and Keate was retired with a small allowance. The present Observations are in a sense a continuation of his 1808 Observations on the Fifth Report, although evidently particularly examining the inspection of the Military Hospital on the Isle of Wight and both the clinical and administrative management of the hospital by the medical superintendent, Dr. Jackson, who it seems, had made in his evidence a number of "misrepresentations and calumnies" about Keate.

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        A Narrative of the Campaign of the British Army in Spain Commanded By His Excellency Lieut-General Sir John Moore Authenticated By Offical Papers and Original Letters

      Joseph Johnson, London 1809 - Full contemporary half-leather marbled boards with gilt title to spine. xii + 238pp + 89pp Appendix with a portrait frontis plate and a full-page engraved plate of 'British and French positions', also with a large folding linen-backed map 'Spain and Portugal with the March of the British Columns' and a folding 'Plan of the Action at Corunna.' Front board detached but present, cover heavily rubbed, first 6 leaves loose with slight creasing. Spotting to title-page. Final leaf of Appendix mis-bound after pp238. Contents clean. With the Bookplate of Princess Louise's Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders to front pastedown. Suitable for repair/rebinding. 2nd edition corrected. IMMEDIATE DESPATCH FROM UK, ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT AIRMAIL Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Tübingen: J. C. Gotta\'sche Buchhandlung 1809-1814 OHLDr., Marmor. Papier, Bd. 1: [8], CLXVIII, VIII, 205 S.; Bd. 2: 278 S.; Bd. 3: 180 Seiten, mit einer Karte von Mexiko; Bd. 4: 430 S.; Bd. 5: 178, mit drei Karten; 8°, Buchrücken und Deckenkanten berieben, Ecken leicht verbogen, Bd. 1: Wurmfraß im Vorderdeckel, gelber Buchschnitt, Bd. 1-3: manchmal mit zeitgenössischen Randbemerkungen mit Bleistift, stockfleckig, auf den Vorsätzen ausgeriebener Name des Vorbesitzers, Bd. 1: Nummer auf dem Vorsatz mit Tinte, ansonsten sehr guter Zustand.Humboldt, Friedrich Alexander von, Geographie, Mittelamerika

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        The Bibliomania First edition, with ALS mounted on front pastedown

      London, 1809. With an Autograph Letter from DibdinDibdin, Thomas Frognall (1776-1847). The bibliomania; or, book-madness; containing some account of the history, symptoms, and cure of this fatal disease . . . iv, 87pp. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1809. 214 x 124 mm. 20th century half calf, marbled boards, a few tiny scuff-marks on back cover. Light toning but very good. With an Autograph Note signed by Dibdin, dated Jan. 25, [18]41, tipped to the front pastedown, mended with clear tape. First Edition. “Dibdin’s Bibliomania, first published in 1809, is an anthem to the printed book, a warning to the unwary about the perils of obsessive book-collecting, and the confessions of a rabid book-collector” (Danckwerts, p. vii). Written in less than a month, The Bibliomania marks “the first full flowering of Dibdin’s love affair with books” (Windle and Pippin, p. 35); it had the effect of “producing much innocent mirth and exciting a general curiosity after rare and precious volumes” (Dibdin, Reminiscences of a Literary Life, p. 272). Dibdin, a clergyman and inveterate book-lover, was a lively and engaging writer whose works enjoyed great popularity and helped to stimulate enthusiasm for book collecting in the nineteenth century. The autograph note tipped into this copy reads: “Good Mr. Warren, If I had not been cheated of Ł37.10 that Monday you would have had your Ł5 with fresh boards last week. As it is please to wait until Saturday next. Always your obliged T. F. Dibdin.” Danckwerts, “Introduction,” in Dibdin, The Bibliomania (2004), pp. vii-xxxvi. Jackson, Thomas Frognall Dibdin: An Annotated List, 16. Windle and Pippin, Thomas Frognall Dibdin: A Bibliography, A11a. $1250

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        Getreue Darstellung und Beschreibung der in der Arzneykunde gebräuchlichen Gewächse, wie auch solcher, welche mit ihnen verwechselt werden können. Zweyter Band

      Berlin Selbstverlag Nicolai ff 1809. 4°, mit jeweils 48 handcolorierten Kupfertafeln. jeweils mit 2 Seiten Erläuterung, Unpaginiert. Kollationiert, gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleder, Einband stark beschädigt am Rücken, meist lose Blätter Medizin 1 Versand D: 4,50 EUR Biologie / Pflanzen / Botanik / Flora / Planzenkunde / Blumen, [Heyne], Medizin / Homöopathie / Heilkunde / Alternativ heilen / Kräuterbücher / alternativmedizinische Behandlungsmethode / Heilpraktiker / Alternativmedizin / Naturheilverfahren /

      [Bookseller: Wiesbadener Antiquariat Christmann]
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        A collection of eleven catalogues of Irish artist group exhibitions

      Dublin: Irish Society of Artists and the Royal Hibernian Society, 1809-1853, 1809. First editions. OCLC records three of the catalogues; two of those in single copies only, both at the V. & A. Museum. Minor stains and wear; overall in very good condition.. 11 vols, 4to, self- and printed wrappers, stitched as issued, untrimmed. A fine accumulation of annual catalogues issued by The Irish Society of Artists (the first three catalogues, 1809-1813) and the Royal Hibernian Academy (the following eight catalogues, 1827-1853) each with lists of exhibitors, titles of their works of art, members of the society, officers, occasional pronouncements, guidelines for the artists, etc. Among the works exhibited were paintings, sculpture, architectural models and designs, and engravings. Some of the works that depict famous scenes from literature are accompanied by quotations from those works. The Irish Society of Artists morphed into the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1821 when the latter was granted a Royal Charter, and it is still in healthy operation today.

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        TELFORD Thomas 1757-1834. McKERLIE John 1775-1848.

      [London]: The House of Commons, 1809 2 vols - The Charts & Plans with The Report, complete, 16 large plates, VG, 1st ed. Charts & Plans, 54*68 cms (small double elephant), in modern half calf with contemporary marbled boards, some blind tooling, paper title, board edges a little bumped. Spine, gilt tooling & titles. Internally, title page with title & plate list within double ruled borders, 16 large, double page, folding plates of engraved maps, plans, elevations and sections, including a general map of the routes between Carlisle and Belfast, detailed plans of proposed harbours, new roads and bridges, including 7 of which are partly hand coloured, leaves water marked 1801, some very minor toning & spotting, some creasing, small paper repairs to head of tp, some of the plates are 140*63 cms! The Report, 34.6*22cms (Tall Folio), in modern blue paper wraps, white paper label to upper cover, [2], 3-75 pp, [2], [1], paper watermarked 1804, t.e.g., first 4 leaves have contemp. ink numbering to top corner, contains the report pp 3-5 & The Appendix pp 7-75. Printed by L. Hansard & Son for the House of Commons. (Parliamentary Papers, 1780-1849, Vol 52, Part 7, 26 - Repot, 1809). Telford, civil engineer, whose main achievements in road making were the London to Holyhead and Bangor to Chester roads as engineer to the Holyhead road commissioners from 1815, and the Glasgow to Carlisle, Lanarkshire, and highlands of Scotland roads as engineer to the highland roads commissioners from 1803. See ODNB. M?KERLIE who in 1806 as a Rear-Admiral M?Kerlie, was instructed by the Admiralty to assist Mr. T. Telford, a Civil Engineer, in making a survey of the line of communication between the north of England and the north of Ireland, and also in surveying the harbours on each side of the Channel.

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        The Town of Dixan in Abyssinia

      [London: William Miller, 1809. Very Good. Hand-colored aquatint print now in a modern frame under glass. Image size approximately 61 x 42cm. Plate No. XV from "Twenty-Four Views in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, Abyssinia and Egypt" which was published in 1809.

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        Schreiben mit eigenh. Courtoisie und U.

      Innsbruck, 20. IX. 1809. - 3½ SS. 8vo. Bericht "An Seine Kaiserliche Hochheit den allgeliebten E.H. Johann etc." mit der Bitte um Beistand und Instruktion: "Der Wunsch der in meiner Brust herrscht Euer Kaiserliche Hochheit bald zu sehen ist mit Worten nicht auszudrücken. Unser Elend war groß - äußerst groß, aber Gott war mit uns, augenscheinlich - wenn man betrachtet, selbst von denen auf die ich anfangs mein Vertrauen setzte - war ich verlassen, alles verließ mich, kein Militaer kein Geld etc. kurz von allem verlassen. Allein ich vertraute auf Gott, und unsern allgeliebten Kaiser! und wir waren endlich mit Gotteshilfe so glücklich das liebe Vaterland von dem alles verheerenden Feinde zu befreyen. Aber an manchen Orten sieht es sehr traurig aus - wenn man die so vielen Brandstätte, Plünderungen und Mißhandlungen betrachtet. Allein so groß das Elend ist - noch viel größer wird die Freude seyn, wenn wir uns wieder in den Armen unsers allgerechten Kaisers fühlen, alle Unglücke so groß sie immer waren, werden auf einmal vergessen seyn! - Auch muß ich Euer K. H. melden, daß sich Zillerthal, Pinzgau, Brixenthal und Bongau an uns angeschlossen haben. Sie sind bereit mit Tirol zu halten. Ich mußte aber denselben versprechen, daß sie mit Tirol auf immer vereinigt bleiben - ich versprach es denselben, und es sind bereits die Urkunden gegen einander ausgewechselt worden. Die Leute kamen beständig und hielten an, und ich versprach es ihnen, weil ich es für das Land nützlich fand. - Ich muß schließen den[n] ich würde kein End finden, und ich hoffe mit Hochselben in Kürze wenn es anderst der göttliche Willen, das Mehrere mündlich zusprechen. Aber noch eins - den Geldmangel werden E. K. H. Ihnen leicht vorstellen können - ich bitte dahero dringend um Unterstützung, machen E. K. H. nur daß wir Geld bekommen damit man doch einmal die Leute nur ein wenig unterstützen kann. - Uibrigens hoffe ich daß Sie uns in Kürze erlösen und wir Hochdieselben in unserer Mitte persönlich sehen werden. Gott gebe es - An meiner und des ganzen Landes Treue zweifeln Sie nicht, wir sind bereit den letzten Mann zu opfern. Ich muß auch noch fragen was mit denen verdächtigen Personen zu thun sey? ich habe selbe einmal in Arest gesetzt - und bin Willens jene welche ich wirklich für schuldig finde, kurzen Prozess zu machen. Ich bitte nochmal - säumen Sie nicht uns zu Hilfe zu kommen, in dieser getrösten Hofnung bleibe ich [.] P.S. Auch bitte ich nebst den andern schon verlangten Generalen mir den General v. Fenner zu schicken." Hofer zeichnet "Ich warer auf/richtiger Dien/er Hr. Andere Hofer / Ober commendant / in Diroll". - Etwas fleckig, einige bis in den Text reichende Bugfalteneinrisse. Der Name mit späterer Kugelschreiberanstreichung.

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        Detail of a Plan for attaching to Cavalry Regiments a Proportion of Rocket Artillery, with Case Shot, containing the same Number of Balls as the Six-Pounder Spherical Case, and ranging 2500 Yards.

      Two folding engraved plates. 10 pp. 4to, attractive antique diced half-russia & marbled boards, spine gilt. London: J. Whiting, 1809. First edition. Congreve (1772-1828), is best known for creating the first rocket weapons system and initiating the modern processes of research and development in rocketry. His greatest interest was in "improving and perfecting the rocket as a military weapon. England subsequently adopted 'Congreve rockets,' which were used with great success against the French at Boulogne, Copenhagen, Leipzig, and elsewhere. They were copied by most European armies by 1830."-D.S.B., III, p. 388. Here, Congreve makes clear that rockets were highly mobile and could be easily transported and employed by cavalry. Fine copy and rare. .

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        [Ellora, Dhumar Lena] Doomar Leyna

      London: Published as the Act Directs for Thos. Daniell, Howland Street, Fitzroy Square, 1809. Aquatint by Thomas Daniell after James Wales, coloured by hand, on 'Whatman' wove paper. A stunning view of the Dhumar Lena at Ellora Mountain, a cave-temple dating to the 6th century This is one of the earliest caves of the Hindu series at Ellora and dates from the Kalachuri period in the early 6th Century, as denoted by the similarity between its columns and those at the Elephanta cave. Two sculptures of lions guard the south entrance and large-scale sculpted wall panels on the sides represent Shaivite myths. It was engraved by Thomas Daniell after the drawing by his friend, James Wales, and was included in Oriental Scenery as a sixth volume. The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is considered one of the finest illustrated works on India. Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture, and antiquities that graced the countryside. They then devoted a further thirteen years to publishing their remarkably accurate aquatints. In Britain, the impact was explosive. A cult of Indian architecture, landscaping and interior decoration arose, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as its centerpiece. The Daniells gave the English public their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement still lies in their ability to blend the picturesque with the real, resulting in images that capture the European taste for the sublime landscape, while still remaining faithful to their subjects. The Daniells brought the romance of the English landscape to the antiquities of India and provided England with an accurate vision of this wondrous country. The sixth part of Oriental Scenery is twenty-four plates based on drawings by James Wales, primarily of the excavations at Ellora. The title of this section was Hindoo Excavations in the Mountain of Ellora , near Aurungabad in Decan... The mountain contains 34 "caves" that were created to serve as monasteries and temples for Buddhists, Hindus and Jains, each religion having several spaces. The present image is of "one of the earliest of the Hindu series [of cave-temples, which] is assigned to the 6th-century Kalachuri period ... The Dhumar Lena is ingeniously cut into the hillside so as to create multple entrances, with light flowing in from three directions." ( India yesterday and today p. 198). Martinelli and Michell, India: Yesterday and Today , p. 198, no. 131.Abbey Travel II 420, no.127; cf. Lowndes I, p.588; cf. RIBA 799-804; cf. Sutton The Daniells (1954) p.156; cf. Tooley 172.

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        The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. From His Lordship's Manuscripts.

      London: Printed by T. Bensley, For T. Cadell and W. Davies, and W. Miller,, 1809. 2 volumes, quarto (338 × 272 mm). Contemporary full green straight-grained morocco, flat bands, title gilt direct to the spines, compartments with nested concentric gilt panels, wide arabesque rolled panels to the boards enclosing ruled and foliate panels in blind, dog-tooth edge-roll, all edges gilt, dog-tooth roll to turn-ins, dun endpapers. Frontispiece and 3 other plates to volume I, 7 plates to volume II, 4 of them accompanied by plans, headpieces, vignettes and facsimiles to the text, double page pedigree to volume I. Armorial bookplates of Anthony Cliffe of Bellevue, Co. Wexford to the front pastedowns, and his ownership inscription to the title page of volume I. A little rubbed at the extremities, a couple of minor scuffs to the boards, frontispiece slightly damped in the tail margin, light toning, a very good copy. First edition. "One of the main foundation stones of the Nelson legend" (Wilson, 'Nelson Apotheosised' in Cannadine (ed.), Admiral Lord Nelson), "the 'official' biography" (NMM). M'Arthur, a former naval purser, had served with Nelson in the Mediterranean and had already begun collecting material for a biography when he saw "an advertisement in the papers announcing that the Nelson family had selected a gentleman 'of high respectability and rank' to write the life, and asking all who had letters Â… in their possession not to make their material available to anyone else." McArthur came forward claiming, groundlessly, that Nelson himself had asked him to write his life, and that he had already incurred considerable expense in preparing the book, including the commissioning of a set of paintings to be engraved as illustrations. An unseemly squabble ensued, the outcome of which was fairly inevitable in that Earl Nelson was under pressure from the Prince Regent to commission his librarian and chaplain, James Stanier Clarke, to write the book. It was agreed that the authors would pool their efforts, but not before they had further fallen out over whose name should come first on the title page. That we do not refer to McArthur & Clarke is a lasting memorial to the usefulness of a powerful patron. The finished work is wonderfully illustrated with anecdotal headpieces and plates by Westall and battle-scenes by Nicholas Pocock. The subscribers list is a remarkable directory of the great and the good of Regency Britain with an inevitable emphasis on naval notables. William Beckford took a copy on vellum - one of two "one of which was burnt" - Sir Home Popham and Admiral Keats proof copies, as also Admirals Cornwallis and Anson, Earl St. Vincent and Lady Hamilton. Thomas Masterman Hardy had an ordinary copy, as did the Sandwich Book Society and Leeds Circulating Library. Highly desirable thus.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Verona, 8. V. 1809. - ½ S. 4to. In italienischer Sprache an den Anatomen Stephano Gallini (auch: Gallino). - Mit kleinen Randläsuren und leicht fleckig.

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        Collection of Letters and Manuscripts Concerning the Last Days and Death of Thomas Paine, 1838

      

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        PICTURES OF ENGLISH HISTORY

      EARLY ENGLISH. PICTURES OF ENGLISH HISTORY IN MINIATURE by Alfred Mills. London: Darton and Harvey 1809. 2 volumes each [ii] 96p., 2 1/4 x 2 5/8", period full black morocco with gilt design on borders, gilt spine and gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. Except for a few uneven pages, near Fine in custom made morocco backed cloth box. First edition, illustrated with 96 especially well printed engraved plates. See The Dartons G652 listing copies in black leather and pink boards, attributing the text to Priscilla Bell Wakefield. This is a beautiful little set, quite scarce.

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        A History of New-York, From the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, Containing Among many Surprising and Curious Matters, the Unutterable Ponderings of Walter the Doubter.

      New York: Inskeep & Bradford; Philadelphia: Bradford & Inskeep; Boston: Wm. M'Ilhenney; Baltimore: Coale & Thomas; and Charleston: Morford, Willington & Co., 1809. - 2 volumes.12mo., (7 ? x 4 ½ inches). (A bit browned and spotted throughout). Fine folding frontispiece of "New Amsterdam" (tape repair along crease, a bit spotted). Contemporary tree calf, the smooth spines in six compartments, red morocco gilt lettering piece in one (expertly rebacked preserving the original spines, edges slightly worn). Provenance: With ink stamp and contemporary manuscript ownership inscriptions of C. G. Strohecker, 19th-century physician. First edition, first printing. A beautifully bound copy of Washington Irving's first major work, a satirical history of New York. "It is not difficult to elicit from its pages a fair proportion of legitimate history. Indeed, it will not be saying too much, to assert that a large portion of the readers of the present day owe their knowledge of the history of New York to the interest created by this unrivaled performance" (Sabin). Prior to its publication, Irving started a hoax akin to today's viral marketing campaigns; he placed a series of missing person adverts in New York newspapers seeking information on Diedrich Knickerbocker, a crusty Dutch historian who had allegedly gone missing from his hotel in New York City. As part of the ruse, Irving placed a notice-allegedly from the hotel's proprietor-informing readers that if Mr. Knickerbocker failed to return to the hotel to pay his bill, he would publish a manuscript Knickerbocker had left behind. Unsuspecting readers followed the story of Knickerbocker and his manuscript with interest, and some New York city officials were concerned enough about the missing historian that they considered offering a reward for his safe return. Riding the wave of public interest he had created with his hoax, Irving-adopting the pseudonym of his Dutch historian-published "A History of New York" on December 6, 1809, to immediate critical and popular success. "Originally intended as a burlesque of historiography and heroic styles of epic poetry, the work became more serious as the author proceeded. Diedrich Knickerbocker, the putative narrator, begins with a mock-pedantic cosmogony and proceeds to a history of New Netherlands, often ignoring or altering facts. Descriptions of early New Amsterdam landmarks and old Dutch-American legends are included in the history, as are the discovery of America, the voyage of Henry Hudson, the founding of New Amsterdam, the 'golden reign' of Governor Wouter van Twiller, and the hostility of the British, who were based in nearby Connecticut. The book's portrait of the overeducated, belligerent governor William the Testy (Willem Kieft) is actually a Federalist satire of Thomas Jefferson. The history concludes with the rule of Peter the Headstrong (Peter Stuyvesant) and the fall of New Amsterdam to the British in 1664" (Encyclopaedia Britannica online). Howes 5260. BAL 10098. Grolier 'English' 135. Grolier 'American' 28. Sabin 35149. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Bibliomania. First edition, with ALS mounted on front pastedown

      London 1809 - With an Autograph Letter from DibdinDibdin, Thomas Frognall (1776-1847). The bibliomania; or, book-madness; containing some account of the history, symptoms, and cure of this fatal disease . . . iv, 87pp. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1809. 214 x 124 mm. 20th century half calf, marbled boards, a few tiny scuff-marks on back cover. Light toning but very good. With an Autograph Note signed by Dibdin, dated Jan. 25, [18]41, tipped to the front pastedown, mended with clear tape. First Edition. "Dibdin’s Bibliomania, first published in 1809, is an anthem to the printed book, a warning to the unwary about the perils of obsessive book-collecting, and the confessions of a rabid book-collector" (Danckwerts, p. vii). Written in less than a month, The Bibliomania marks "the first full flowering of Dibdin’s love affair with books" (Windle and Pippin, p. 35); it had the effect of "producing much innocent mirth and exciting a general curiosity after rare and precious volumes" (Dibdin, Reminiscences of a Literary Life, p. 272). Dibdin, a clergyman and inveterate book-lover, was a lively and engaging writer whose works enjoyed great popularity and helped to stimulate enthusiasm for book collecting in the nineteenth century. The autograph note tipped into this copy reads: "Good Mr. Warren, If I had not been cheated of £37.10 that Monday you would have had your £5 with fresh boards last week. As it is please to wait until Saturday next. Always your obliged T. F. Dibdin." Danckwerts, "Introduction," in Dibdin, The Bibliomania (2004), pp. vii-xxxvi. Jackson, Thomas Frognall Dibdin: An Annotated List, 16. Windle and Pippin, Thomas Frognall Dibdin: A Bibliography, A11a. $1250 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Trattato di vaccinazione con osservazioni sul giavardo e vajuolo pecorino.

      Milano, dalla Tipografia Mussi 1809 - In 4° (310x235); pp. 223 (3) ritratto di Jenner inciso in rame al pointillè da P. Anderloni in antiporta, due medaglie incise in rame, una al frontespizio, quattro tavole fuori testo e ripiegate incise in rame e finemente acquerellate coevamente. Legatura coeva in cartoncino, al piatto anteriore etichetta del libraio di Novara Giuseppe Rasario. Una firma cassata coevamente in inchiostro alla copertina anteriore, un angolo e qualche margine della coperta ben risarciti, lievi e sporadiche fioriture ma bella copia in barbe marginosa e assolutamente genuina nella legatura officinale. Prima edizione dell'opera capitale di Luigi Sacco. "Le sue Osservazioni pratiche sull'uso del vaiolo vaccino, pubblicate a Milano nel 1808, ed il suo grande Trattato sulla vaccinazione pubblicato nel 1809 e tradotto in francese e tedesco, contribuirono straordinariamente alla diffusione della vaccinazionein Italia." Arturo Castiglioni, Storia della medicina II, pag. 559. (Medicine-Vaccination) Waller, 8375. Heirs of Hippocrates, 748

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        The capital of the tycoon: a narrative of a three years' residence in Japan.London, Longman, Roberts, & Green (colophons: printed by Spottiswoode & Co.), 1863. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 2 chromolithographed frontispieces, 2 folding engraved maps (partly coloured), 14 tinted, double-tinted and chromolithographed plates, 2 black & white wood-engraved plates and numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text. Contemporary calf prize binding, richly gold-tooled spines, with the coat-of-arms of the Royal Naval School on the front boards.

      Cordier, Japonica, col. 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, recording the manners and customs of the Japanese. Appendix E contains notes on agriculture, trees and flora by Mr. Veitch. A "classic work" on Japan.With lithographed prize certificate on paste-down. Map of Japan foxed and some spots in the margins of the plates, endpapers slightly browned, otherwise a very good copy. Binding very good as well, with only a few minor scratches.

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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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        An Account of the Empire of Marocco and the District of Suse

      

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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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        Memoirs of the Hon. Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State, Vice-President, and President of the United States of America; Containing a Concise History of Those States, from the Acknowledgment of Their Independence; with a View of the Rise and Progress of French Influence and French Principles in That Country.

      Printed for the Purchasers, [New York] 1809 - Complete 2-volume set. 8vo. Half calf and marbled paper over boards, compartments. iv, 404; 434pp. Very good overall. Mild occasional age toning, and some dampstaining to first few leaves of second volume; contemporary ownership signature (William Washington Jr.) penned on title page of both volumes, and this same owner underlines words and phrases sporadically throughout both volumes, also adding the occasional minor margin note. First edition. Altogether a tight and quite handsome set of this early biography. Notes Wright Howes: "Venomously critical; said to have been suppressed for fear of libel suits." Very scarce -- and with a distinguished provenance, coming from the collection of ADLAI E. STEVENSON III (b. 1930), former U.S. Senator, and certainly come to him from the collection of his father, ADLAI E. STEVENSON II (1900-65), two-term Illinois governor and twice presidential candidate; and possibly come to him in turn from his grandfather, ADLAI E. STEVENSON I (1835-1914), vice president of the U.S. under Grover Cleveland. HOWES C 167. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenhändig geschriebener Brief. Mit Unterschrift. 22. Sept. 1809.

      1809 - 23x19 cm. (kleine Fehlstelle, aber ohne Textverlust) Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (* 26. März 1794 in Leipzig; + 24. Mai 1872 in Dresden), Maler der deutschen Romantik. Neben Friedrich Overbeck ist er der bekannteste Maler der Nazarenischen Kunst. Adressiert an Proclamator Weigel: "Verehrter Freund, Ihre redliche Theilnahme, die Sie lange schon in einem uns unbekannten Grade für uns alle im Herzen tragen, macht es mit zur Pflicht, auch die wichtigsten Ereignisse mitzutheilen; dieses Mahl ist der Gegenstand - der Tod unseres zweiten Sohnes, Eduards* in Wien. Mein Schmerz ist groß, aber es soll keine Klage über meine Lippen kommen und wir wollen glauben [.]" *Eduard Schnorr von Carolsfeld, 1790-1819, Maler. Schnorr von Carolsfeld

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        Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Present Time 34 Volumes (complete)

      London: R. Bagshaw, 1809. 34 volumes (complete including General Index). Neatly rebound in dark green cloth with gold lettering on the spine. Octavo. Throughout the pages are clean and unmarked with only light toning and foxing and a random worm hole in a few volumes, none of which impacts the very clear and legible text. The diagram of the Court of Maidstone in Volume 27 is complete with a closed tear not affecting the diagram. A few volumes have bottom corners turned up. Some covers have a little shelfwear. Overall a very well-preserved, tight, clean and attractive set. The Fifth Edition printed between 1809 and 1826 (the General Index in 1828) is considered the best. It was originated by William Cobbett . The first 21 volumes report the most important trials from that against Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury in 1163 (Henry II) to to 1781 were edited by Thomas Bayly Howell. The remaing volumes bringing the trial down to 1820 were edited by his son Thomas Jones Howell. Published by R. Bagshaw (imprint varies). StateHoldsworth considered the collection of criminal, civil and constitutional cases to be an invaluable resource. State trials in England relate to trials relating to offenses against the state but includes law relating to state officers and international and constitutional law (Encyclopedia Britannica, 111th edition).. Fifth Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Voyage en Espagne fait dans les années 1786 et 1787, par Joseph Townsend. 3 volumes sans l'atlas.

      Paris, Dentu 1809 - Contenant la description des moeurs et usages des peuples de ce pays; le tableau de l'agriculture, du commerce, des manufactures, de la population, des taxes et revenus de cette contrée, et de ses diverses institutions. Traduit de l'anglais sur la 2e édition, par J. P. Pictet-Mallet, de Genève; (orné d'un bel Atlas de vingt-deux planches, contenant la Carte générale de l'Espagne et de Portugal, dressée d'après Don Lopez et Tofino, et assujétie aux nouvelles observations, par P. Lapie, Ingénieur-Géographe ; plusieurs vues, plans, cartes, etc.) Paris, Dentu - 1809. Atlas manquant. Très rare. Reliure plein veau racinée de l'époque. Dos lisse orné d'un semi d'étoiles dorée. Pièces de titre rouges et de tomaisons vertes. Roulette dorée encadrant les plats et sur les coupes. Tranches jaspées Petits trous de vers sur les plats. Pas de rousseur. Bon état. Format in-8°(21x13). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALS, as president, signed "Th. Jefferson,"

      n.p., January 19, 1809 - 1 page, 8 x 9.75, Letter to his young cousin Richard Randolph: "I have duly received your letter of the 10th mentioning the invention of a bridle having the advantage of not going into the horse’s mouth. You know of course you can have a patent for the use of it on the terms mentioned in the patent law. In the event of the Secretary of War’s approving it, & wishing to make use of it, it would become a question whether he could give a price for permission to use it. I rather believe it would be lawful, but that he would venture to use it very moderately. If you should wish to try this latter experiment & would forward the bridle by the stage to me, I would submit it to his examination & take care that no use should be made of it injurious to your views. It would not at all be necessary for you to come here. Should the corps of volunteers proposed be raised, the appointment of the officers from field officers downwards will pretty certainly be referred by the President to the state executives. That is the quarter therefore to which your application will be to be made. I salute you with esteem & respect." In very good condition, with uniform overall toning, professional repair and reinforcement along bisecting vertical fold on reverse, and some mild edge chipping. The Randolph family is a prominent Virginia political family whose members contributed to the politics of Colonial Virginia and Virginia after it gained its statehood. The family married with members of the Lee, Washington, and Harrison families, and included notable members such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, John Marshall, Peyton Randolph, Alexander Stephens, and Robert E. Lee. Pocahontas was also directaly related to the Randolph family, and some evidence suggests that so too was Davy Crockett. Excellent association between Jefferson and his famous namesake.

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        Tausend und eine Nacht der Gegenwart oder Mährchensammlung im Zeitgewande. 4 Bände (so vollständig).

      Berlin: Johann Wilhelm Schmidt 1809, 1810 und 1811. 1 Bl, 318 S.; 1, 320; 333; 340 Seiten. Halbleder der Zeit mit Lederecken und goldgeprägtem Rückenschildchen, Kl.-8°, ca. 17 x 10 cm. (etwas berieben und bestoßen, Band 4 mit kleinem Lederverlust und Knickspur auf festem Deckel, alte Besitzeinträge auf vorderen Spiegeln, moderne Besitzeinträge und Inhaltsverzeichnis in Bleistift auf hinteren Spiegeln, im Ganzen gepflegt und recht gut er) Innen papierbedingt etwas gebräunt oder braunfleckig, selten tintenfleckig oder mit dezentem Feuchtigkeitsrand, Band I mit kleinem Loch und Buchstabenverlust auf Seite 47/48, ebenso III / 323/324. Band IV Titelblatt mit zentralen Einrissen und kleiner Fehlstelle, Seite 247/248 kleines Loch mit geringem Textverlust. Dezenter Tabakgeruch, teilweise falsch paginiert aber vollständig. - Erste Ausgabe. Sehr selten! Über KVK sind nur wenige Bibliotheken mit vollständigen Exemplaren nachzuweisen, zahlreiche verweisen auf Digitalisate (z.B. Staatsbibliothek Berlin) und Mikrofiche-Bestand (z.B. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek). Auf dem vorderen Innendeckel mit durchgestrichener Inventarnummer und dem handschriftlichen Besitzvermerk \"Min Boksamling Tillhörig / C: E: Rademine\". Carl Eric Rademine (Schweden 1771 - 1823) hat zahlreiche Werke aus dem Deutschen ins Schwedische übersetzt. In Band 1 und 2 ist dieser Eintrag überklebt \"Tillhör mitt Lanbibliothek. / A. Wiborg.\" Dieser Einkleber wird weitgehend gedeckt von einem Exlibris mit der Abbildung eines Schlosses und heraldischen Elementen \"Arvidius Klingspor / Anno 1895 / Bibliotheca Naesbyensis\", die Künstler- oder Druckersignatur lautet: \"H.5G.\". - Julius von Voß (Brandenburg 1768 - 1832 Berlin) schlug erst eine militärische Laufbahn ein, hatte dort aber wegen seiner satirischen Ader kein Fortkommen und wurde 1798 ganz Schriftsteller. Er verfasste zahlreiche, meist derbe Theaterstücke, in denen er sich als ein Vorläufer von Glasbrenner zeigt, aber auch Romane, Theaterkritiken, militärische und politische Broschüren sowie Theaterkritiken. \"Die nothwendige Folge dieser Massenproduktion war eine völlige Verzettelung seines Talentes\" (Ellinger in der ADB). Sein Spott galt Adel, Militär und Großbürgertum. Auch in der vorliegenden, 1001 Nacht nachempfundenen Märchensammlung kommen diese Elemente stellenweise zum tragen: Der Fürst von Trallala lässt sich von seiner Favoritin Horribunda Märchen erzählen. E.T.A. Hoffmann hat uns in einer Zeichnung das Bildnis des vergessenen Romantikers Julius von Voß hinterlassen. - ADB nach der online-Ausgabe, WG² 37. Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [Literatur;Deutschland;Deutschland 19. Jahrhundert;Deutschland Romantik;Märchen Fabeln;Bibliophilie;Provenienz;Herkunft;Vorbesitzer;Beautiful, Rare and Special;Schönes;Seltenes]

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        Plantes Usuelles, Indigènes et Exotiques, dessinées et coloriées d'après nature, avec la description de leurs caractères distinctifs et de leurs propriétés médicales. Seconde édition.

      - Paris, chez l'auteur & Hocquart, 1809. 2 volumes. 4to (255 x 190mm). pp. (4), viii, 266; (4), 278, (1, errata) with 133 finely handcoloured engraved plates including the frontispiece. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gilt decorated spines, green paper covered sides with gilt border. An attractive French illustrated work on medical and useful plants. Joseph Roques born in Valence made his studies at the University of Montpellier and later moved to Paris were he soon got the reputation of an eminent botanist. The plates are meticulously hand-coloured and there are 4 plants shown on each plate. "Nous ne parlons point de Simon Pauli, de Chomel et autres compilateurs plus modernes, mais aussi peu estimés, qui, sur la foi des Anciens, ont répandu dans leurs écrits les fables les plus absurdes et les erreurs les plus dangereuses. Nous avons cru faire une chose utile, en publiant un nouveau travail sur les Plantes médicinales" (Discours préliminaire p. v). The work replaced the popular but outdated work of de Chomel.Nissen BBI, 1674; Stafleu & Cowan 9496. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sammelband mit zehn Schriften zu Ludwig XVI. und Ludwig XVIII.

      Toulouse und Paris, um 1809 - 1815. Zus. ca. 250 S. Roter HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. Schönes Exemplar einer Adelsbibliothek, auf dem Rücken mit bekröntem Monogramm (LL unter Krone) und Bourbonen-Lilie, darunter \"Dalbit.\". Enthält u.a. die Schriften: I. (J.B. Biro de Saint-Victor, anon.), Des revolutionnaires et du ministère actuel. 1815. 87 Seiten. - II. Testament de Louis Seize. Und: Edgeworth de Firmont, Relation des derniers moments de Louis XVI. Toulouse, Manavit, o. Datum. 16 Seiten. - III. Tableau des votes des députés de la Convention Nationale dans le procès de Louis XVI. Ohne Ort oder Drucker, 20 Seiten. - IV. Pius VI., Allocution de notre St. Père le Pape Pie VI., sur le martyre de Louis XVI. Toulouse, Douladoure, 1814. 24 Seiten. - Weitere politische und auch poetische Kleinschriften der Zeit. - Etwas berieben. Gelegentlich minimal braunfleckig, insgesamt schöner Band. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Histoire génerale et raisonnée de la diplomatie francaise; depuis la fondation de la monarchie, jusqu'à la fin du règne de Louis XVI. Avec des tables chronologiques de tous des traités conclus par la France.

      Giguet et Michaud for Lenormant,, Paris 1809 - First edition, bound in red morocco with Napoleonic emblems by Rosa, who together with Bizouard, Bozerian, Tessier, Simier, Lefebvre and Doll, supplied bindings for the Imperial household.Written under the encouragement of the First Consul this is an important work in defining the purpose of modern diplomacy. Flassan was (like Napoleon) a product of the École militaire de Paris and served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before becoming professor of history at the military school at Saint Germain-en-Laye 6 vols, 8vo (198 × 120 mm), pp. [4], 538, [2]; 430; 492; 494; 524; 553, [1], 6. Complete with half-titles and errata. Contemporary full red straight grain morocco, gilt, panelled spines with Napoleonic eagle and crown tools, gilt edges, pale blue silk endpapers, by Rosa (with his tickets, 15, rue Bussy, Paris). Heads of spines very slightly bumped or rubbed without loss. A fine and handsome copy. [For Rosa: Ramsden, French Bookbinders, p. 178.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Schönheiten der Königl. Kreisstadt Augsburg und deren Umgebungen in 49 bildlichen Vorstellungen mit Beschreibung.

      Jenisch und Stage, Augsburg und Leipzig 1809 - o.J. (um 1809). Gut erh. Hln. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückentitel u. farbig getupften Deckeln, Kanten u. Ecken sehr leicht bestoßen, 68 S. Texterklärungen, u. 50 (Titelstich trägt Nr. "I"; danach durcvhnummeriert bis "L") einseitig bedr. Stichen nach i.C. Weyermann u.a. Titel minimal fingerfleckig, sonst die Seiten in hervorragendem Erhaltungszustand: hell u. fleckenlos. +++ Ein wichtiges Dokument aller wichtigen Baudenkmäler (auch Gärten u. Aquädukte, m. einem Nachtbild). Die Stiche ohne Signatur (alter hs. Vermerk: "J. C. W."). Bildunterschr. dreisprachig lat.-dt.-frz. +++ Aus Nichtraucherhaushalt. +++ Sehr selten, bes. in diesem Zustand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kryptographik. Lehrbuch der Geheimschreibekunst (Chiffrir- und Dechiffrirkunst) in Staats- und Privatgeschäften. Von D. Joh. Ludw. Klüber. With vier tabellen und sechs kupfertafeln.

      Tübingen: in der J. G. Cotta schen buchhandlung, 1809 Tübingen: in der J. G. Cotta schen buchhandlung, 1809. . Half leather. G+. "8º, (187x114mm); [2], XVI, 30, 472 p., 3 folded schemes, 6 folded etched plates, a lot of matrix, and alphanumbered diagrams within the text; sign.: []1, )(8, (I)15, (1)-(29)8, (30)2. The second page running is an historical bibliography, Literatur der Kryptographik, followed by the volume contents.- // Contemporary binding in half green vellum, with corners and paper; spine with romantic decoration framed in gilt fillet border; green marbled fore-edges; original registry. Binding damaged by rubbing on board edges and top of the joints, with tears of 5 cm. to the top of spine and a 1cm-loss of the upper spine. Body in perfect condition, with only natural spots and a small loss of paper to lower tip of p. 291.- // Proc.: Dry label  Foreign Office on half binding, and glued exlibris in back frontboard  Foreign Office Library ; from the personal library of the linguistics Derrick J. Langford..- // Klüber s work brings together a review of the methods for the encryption and masking of texts that had been proposed until then, and a number of new proposals both for invisible writing and for message encryption. It should be noted that among the methods of invisible writing was a proposal of one that significantly resembles (and some decades in advance) the daguerreotype photographic print(1). This copy comes together with a legitimacy of origin, signed and dated  to whom it may concern , explaining that it was given to Derrick James Langford by the British Foreign Office during the time of World War II, when he and his wife, both linguists, worked alongside none other than the mathematician Alan Turing in deciphering the messages sent with the famous Enigma machine that the Nazi regime used for encoding. Klüber s work was considered during the Second World War on both sides of the trenches. When the British and American governments, before the end of the war, created a committee to go out collecting any instruments and documentation on encryption that they could find in the advance towards Berlin, they found a document in which, in addition to the cover and part of the contents of Kluber s book, there were several trials of the application of his model, which still today have not been deciphered, as the original text that served as the key is still unknown. This story can be read in a document declassified by the North-American government, available at https://www.nsa.gov/about/commitment/_files/TICOM-Final.pdf. Finally, for those interested in bibliography, Klüber s work includes one, specialized in cryptography, hieroglyphics, stenography and related tools that includes 140 editions of 97 works from before 1808. - // (1) See Nadja Lenz:  The Hidden Image: Latency in Photography and Cryptography in the 19th Century , in PhotoResearcher 17 (2012): 3-13, p. 11.- // VG+ for the body, G+ only for boards."

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        Videnskaben om Naturens Almindelige Love. Første Bind (alt som udkom). (The Science of the General Laws of Nature. First volume [all that was published]).

      Kjøbenhavn (Copenhagen), Fr. Brummer, 1809. 8vo. Bound in a beautiful contemporary full dark green goatskin binding with reichly gilt spine, gilt ornamental borders to boards, gilt dentelles and all edges of boards gilt. Pink end-papers. All edges gilt. Printed on good paper. Clearly a gift-copy inteded as a present from the author.Old owner's name to front free end-paper: "L. E. Jack/ 16/9 1933". A bit of wear to extremities, but en excellent, very well preserved and completely unrestored copy. XXX,378 pp. and 11 folded engraved plates, with many figures on each.. A magnificent gift-copy of the scarce first edition of Hans Christian Oersted's first printed book (The Science of the General Laws of Nature), in which he outlays for the first time the basis of his philosophical and physical system that leads him to his discovery of electro-magnetism.Universally famous for his discovery of the Electro-Magnetism in 1820, it is actually in this his first printed book that Oersted proposes at least three of the most fundamental theses that he were to follow for the rest of his life and which came to be the foundation for his discovery of Electro-Magnetism, namely: the crucial role that experiments and thereby empiricism play in the perception of nature; the fact that each individual phenomenon in nature in accordance with the philosophy of nature must be understood as a whole; and that the laws of nature are the same everywhere, in the smallest as in the greatest parts of the universe. The sort of philosophy of nature that Oersted here develops aims to "include and penetrate the entire nature, and to explain it in its full context" (from "Science of the General Laws of Nature" - own translation), which is why this philosophy is also the science of the general laws of nature (that are the same everywhere). It thus not only includes the science of movement, but also that of electricity, magnetism, light, warmth, and chemical connections, such as they all follow directly from ordinary forces of nature. The path to Oested's breakthrough discovery in 1820 of the connection between magnetism and electricity, clearly stems directly from the general laws of nature that he develops in this his earliest book. "He was an enthusiastic follower of the "Naturphilosophie" school in Germany, whose main object was the unification of physical forces, thus producing a monistic theory of the universe. It was to further this purpose that Oersted sought in actual phenomena the electro-magnetic identity of which he had already convinced himself on metaphysical grounds" (Percy H. Muir in Printing and The Mind of Man). The work is rare in itself, but it is of the utmost scarcity in this condition. Very few gift- or presentation-copies of Oersted's earliest works are known, and this is a true rarity

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        Memoirs of the Hon. Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State, Vice-President, and President of the United States of America; Containing a Concise History of Those States, from the Acknowledgment of Their Independence; with a View of the Rise and Progress of French Influence and French Principles in That Country.

      [New York]: Printed for the Purchasers, 1809. Hardcover. Complete 2-volume set. 8vo. Half calf and marbled paper over boards, compartments. iv, 404; 434pp. Very good overall. Mild occasional age toning, and some dampstaining to first few leaves of second volume; contemporary ownership signature (William Washington Jr.) penned on title page of both volumes, and this same owner underlines words and phrases sporadically throughout both volumes, also adding the occasional minor margin note. First edition. Altogether a tight and quite handsome set of this early biography. Notes Wright Howes: "Venomously critical; said to have been suppressed for fear of libel suits." Very scarce -- and with a distinguished provenance, coming from the collection of ADLAI E. STEVENSON III (b. 1930), former U.S. Senator, and certainly come to him from the collection of his father, ADLAI E. STEVENSON II (1900-65), two-term Illinois governor and twice presidential candidate; and possibly come to him in turn from his grandfather, ADLAI E. STEVENSON I (1835-1914), vice president of the U.S. under Grover Cleveland. HOWES C 167.

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        A TREATISE OF ALGEBRA. First American, from the Eighth London Edition.

      Printed for Mathew Carey, Philadelphia 1809 - [viii], 400 pages of text. Original unresotred mottled full calf (leather) binding with minimal shelfwear. Original maroon gilt-lettered spine label is intact. Moderate foxing scattered throughout the text, with heavy browning and foxing to several pages. Contemporary previous owner's name neatly on the front endpaper: E. M. Drinker. Besides the foxing and browning, the text is clean and unmarked, and the binding is attractive and well preserved. The title continues ".Wherein the Principles are Demonstrated, and Applied in many useful and interesting inquiries, and in the resolution of a great variety of problems of different kinds. To which is added, the geometrical construction of a great number of linear and plane problems, with the method of resolving the same numerically." This book was recommended by Thomas Jefferson and was among the 149 titles retained for his personal library. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE CABINET OF MOMUS; A CHOICE SELECTION OF HUMOROUS POEMS...

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

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        Raccolta di cinquanta costumi pittoreschi incisi allâ??acqua forte da Bartolomeo Pinelli romano

      presso Lorenzo Lazzari alle Convertite 1809 4to oblungo (cm. 26,6), 50 tavv. in splendida coloritura coeva allâ??acquarello. Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con angoli, nervi e fregi oro al ds. Cerniera anteriore lenta e tracce di usura soprattutto agli angoli. Rara prima edizione.

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        THE LIFE OF ADMIRAL LORD NELSON, K.B. FROM HIS LORDSHIP'S MANUSCRIPTS

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1809. Leather_bound. Four volumes. Folio. First Edition. The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. From His Lordship's Manuscript. By Rev. James Stanier Clarke F.R.S. librarian to the prince, and chaplain of his royal highness's household, and John M'Arthur Esq. LL.D the secretary to admiral Lord Viscount Hood. Published T. Cadell and W. Davies 1809, and illustrated by D. McN. Stauffer 1889. Extra illustrated and hand coloured of 517 plates included portraits, views maps, landscape, battle-ship, three original documents one by Lord Nelson wife signed and dated July 22, 1821, Frances Nelson Bronte. Other two documents are decreed order of power and payments to their Majesty, signed by Major General Oakes and Major General Villettes. Bound in three quarter navy blue crushed morocco between marbled boards, six compartments to spine of gilt decorations, gilt title, raised banding, to edge gilt, marbled endpaper. A Handsome and extra illustrated set. Fine.

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        Vollständige Abhandlung über die Naturgeschichte, Cultur und Benützung des Mais oder türkischen Weitzens.

      Wien, Joseph Geistingers Verlag 1809 - XII + 436 + (4) Seiten + 1 mehrfach ausfaltbare Tabelle + 4 teilweise ausfaltbare Tafeln (schwarz-weiß). Ca. 20 cm x ca. 12,5 cm x ca. 3 cm. Etwa Mitte / Ende 20. Jhd. meisterhaft neu gebunden: Halbledereinband mit marmorierten Deckelpapieren und goldverziertem Rücken, dabei auch die Kapitale und Vorsätze erneuert und das Titelblatt im Bug verstärkt. - Johann Burger war öffentlicher Lehrer der Landwirtschaft am Lyceäum zu Klagenfurt und Mitglied der Ackerbaugesellschaft in Kärnthen. Nicht berieben oder bestoßen. Modernes, hübsches Ex-Libris auf Vorsatz, einige alte Stempel der Universitätsbibliothek Wien, Entwidmungsstempel verso Titel. Papier nur sehr wenig gebräunt, nahezu keine Flecken. Bindung sehr gut und fest. Zustand I (- II) (deutsche Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern per E-Mail Fotos des Werkes zu. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dei motivi del Codice di Commercio ovvero Discorsi pronunciati al Corpo Legislativo di Francia

      dagli Oratori del Consiglio di Stato, e del Tribunato intorno al progetto della nuova Legislazione commercilae. Traduzione italiana. Milano, Franc. Sonsogno, 1809, - iin-8, pp. (4), VIII, 326, (2), bella legatura del tempo in p. pelle marmorizz., bordura oro sui piatti, tit. e ricchi fregi oro al dorso. Il volume, che noi registriamo sotto il nome del primo degli oratori, raccoglie la traduzione italiana, fatta da un certo ''Avv. B.T.'', dei 17 ''Discorsi'' pronunciati dal 29 agosto al 15 sett. 1807 da altrettanti oratori davanti al Corpo Legislativo di Francia; in essi ognuno cerca di spiegare le difficoltà, l'utilità ed i motivi che hanno portato all'emanazione delle leggi comprese in vari titoli dei quattro libri del nuovo Codice Commerciale dell' Impero francese, voluto da Napoleone Bonaparte, progettato fin dal 1802 ed emanato in Francia nel 1807. Illustrando al corpo legislativo il Code, Regnaud de Saint Jean d'Angely pone in risalto come a questo si assegni un destino più vasto che non al Code civil e sottolinea come sia redatto secondo principi che gli danno una una rilevanza universale, principi adatti a tutte le nazioni commerciali, che abbracciano i due mondi. Esprimendo in questo modo il carattere della universalità del diritto commerciale, teso ad espandersi oltre ogni confine nazionale. Ottimo esempl. in bella rilegatura di opera veramente rara in questa traduzione italiana (restauro al margine di un foglio). Manca ai vari repertori consultati. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [ENGRAVED PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM DRAYTON, OF SOUTH CAROLINA]

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

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        Medicina legale e polizia medica - opere postume. Traduzione dal francese. Seconda edizione riveduta e corredata di annotazioni relative all'attuale legislazione da Giuseppe Chiappari.

      Pirotta e Maspero Stampatori - Librai, Milano 1809 - Quattro Volumi in 8° (mm 195x110 ) pagg. XX, (2), 303, (1); 300; 374; 459. Due tavole f.t. incise in rame, una tavola cronologica dei progressi della vaccina in Europa, più volte ripiegata. Elegante mezza pelle marezzata, titoli impressi in oro su doppio tassello rosso e nero, minuti fregi floreali dorati. Ottimo esemplare in perfetto stato di conservazione. Edizione curata dal prof. Giuseppe Chiappari, (la prima è di Milano, 1804, esaurita in brevissimo tempo) con note aggiunte in stretta relazione alla legislazione civile e penale dell'epoca, rendendo così questa edizione più vantaggiosa a medici - chirurghi e giudici. Paul Augustin Mahon (1752 - 1801), rinomato professore della scuola di medicina legale di Parigi, fu un eccellenza, un Vir Probus, di vasta erudizione, scrupoloso nei suoi doveri, ha contribuito inserendo nell'Enciclopedie, numerosi interessanti articoli scientifici sulla medicina legale, malattie veneree e storia della medicina. Come introduceva durante le sue lezioni "I doveri del medico legista verso la società in generale sono senza dubbio i più riguardevoli a soddisfare, ma nello stesso tempo estremamente difficili . la vita , la salute, la malattia, la morte situazioni di ogni genere divengono di sua competenza. Istessamente negli affari criminali ". Ottimo stato di conservazione

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        The Seasons, Hymns, Odes, and Songs,of James Thomson; with His Life, by Mr. Murdoch; and a Complete Glossary and Index.

      London 1809 - With Plates. Stereotype Edition. Four engraved plates by Edwards and Rhodes after Hilton. 8vo. [204 x 122 x 36 mm]. 323pp. Contemporary binding by Taylor & Hessey (signed in gilt on the fore-edge of the upper board) of red goatskin, the covers with a border of a gilt roll, flanked by two gilt fillets, with a small open flower-head on a dotted background in the corner squares, the inner corners built up with gilt drawer-handles, fleurons, roundels and flowers, on a dotted background, surrounded by a blind garland tool. The spine divided into three panels by very thick bands tooled in gilt to a lattice design, lettered in the second panel and dated in the third both on green goatskin labels with tooling around the sides, the central panels tooled with flowers and crosses on a dotted background, the edges of the boards tooled with a gilt broken fillet and small tools and the lettering, the turn-ins tooled with a gilt roll, brown endleaves, gilt and gauffered edges with roundels highlighted in black. (Single small hole at foot of lower joint, slightly rubbed). [ebc4711] London: stereotyped and printed by A. Wilson, for Taylor and Hessey, and Vernor, Hood and Sharpe, 1809. With the half-title. Neat ink signature at the head of the title. Rather foxed throughout, but in a splendid binding by Taylor and Hessey, who were in the habit of signing their names on the fore-edge of the boards. Other examples with the signature were offered as items 274 and 275 in Maggs Bros. catalogue 1075 and items 194 and 195 in Maggs 1212. They were sometimes accompanied by fore-edge paintings, but in this cast the edges have been gauffered and highlighted in black. As Taylor and Hessey were also publishers and booksellers it is likely that they bound this volume for stock. John Taylor and James Augustus Hessey were in partnership from 1806 until 1825, first at 93 Fleet Street, moving to 98 Fleet Street by 1811 and later to 13 Waterloo Place. After the dissolution of the partnership Hessey carried on alone until 1831 and Taylor was still listed in 1853.

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        Figures of the most beautiful, useful and uncommon Plants described in the Gardener Dictionary, exibited on three hundred copper plates,

      accurately engraved after drawings taken from nature when they were in their greatest perfection. London, Rivington, 1809, - 2 tomi in un volume in-folio (420x280 mm.), legatura coeva mezza pelle e ang. Terza edizione (prima 1771) di uno dei grandi libri di botanica. Composto da 300 stupende tavole a piena pagina di fiori, incise in rame con brillanti colori di base e ritoccate a mano nel laboratorio dello stampatore. Accompagnate da fogli di testo descrittivo e indici. Le incisioni furono tratte dai disegni di William Houston, George D. Ehret, John Miller, ed altri artisti. Magnifica opera botanica. Nissen 1378. Great Flower Books p.68. Dunthorn 209. Hunt 566. Stafleu TL2 6059. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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