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        Essai de physiologie végétale, ouvrage dans lequel sont expliquées toutes les parties des végétaux. (2 vols.)

      Schoell Paris 1810 - 2 Bl., L S., 1 w. Bl., 456 S.; 2 Bl., XXXVI, 460 S. Broschur, Guter Zustand/ Good, 22,5 x 16. With 54 engraved plates and one folded table. Wrappers of the time with backlabel. Covers show wear. Binding slightly loosened, paper uncutted, with very little foxing. First edition. Engravings from E. Piquenot after drawings by the author. Sonderangebot: Dieser Verkäufer bietet AbeBooks-Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 10% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 637,90 EUR.

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        Veduta di Belgirate

      1810 ca., Lago Maggiore - Belgirate 1810 - Veduta della cittadina di Belgirate prospiciente il lago. In primo piano la presenza di personaggi dediti alle loro attività giornaliere, costituisce un espediente compositivo che garantisce decoratività e vitalità all'immagine. Si tratta di una veduta di eccezionale rarità non menzionata nella bibliografia di riferimento che ne ignora l'esistenza. L'incisione fa parte della celebre serie pubblica a Milano da Bettalli nei primi anni del XIX secolo. La stampa è ridimensionata ai margini e presenta importanti restauri mm 322x445

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        The Analysis of Beauty

      1810. HOGARTH, William. The Analysis of Beauty. Written with a view of fixing the fluctuating ideas of taste. And, Rules for drawing caricaturas: with An essay on comic painting by Francis Grose. [iii]-vii, [1], xxx, [3] 34-240, 24 pp. With 7 leaves of plates, of which 2 are triple-page and folding. 8vo., 203 x 130 mm, bound in contemporary English straight-grained tan calf, marbled endpapers, red speckled edges. London: Printed for Samuel Bagster, [1810]. |~||~||~||~| Third Edition of Hogarth's great Analysis of Beauty, "a remarkable book, probably the most original work of art theory composed by an artist" (Lindsay). Herein Hogarth flatly denies the validity of an academic type of art teaching, attacks copying and the cult of idealized form, and exalts nature in all her complex variety. This edition includes the plates in full-size (they were reduced in the second edition) and the complete text of the original edition. The book contains a chapter on colour in which Hogarth described a systematic palette laid out in 'scales' of 'original colours'. Among many other things this work had an important influence on mid-18th century landscape gardening( see Oxford Companion to Gardens). Lacking half-title, else, fine. PROVENANCE: Richard Strachey of Ashwick Grove with his armorial bookplate. Vinet 79. Lowndes III, 1082. See Lindsay, Hogarth: His Art and His World, pp. 167-185, and Paulson, Hogarth: His Life, His Art, and Times, pp. 153-187 and Paulson, Hogarth's Graphic Work, plates 195 & 196.

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        Arabesques Mythologiques, ou les Attributs de Toutes les Divinites de la Fable Ouvrage fait pour servir a l'education de la Jeunesse

      Chez Charles Barrois, Paris 1810 - 8vo. 22 by 13 cm. xxx, 166 pp. With 54 color plates. The plates are color stipple engravings finished by hand. The plates are of elaborate decorative iconology, much of which is tantamount to classic trophies, with interesting juxtapositions of botanical, zoological, figurative and inanimate objects. These arrangements range from just a few elements to extravagant visual cornupcopias. Each of these illustrations relates to a character out of mythology, and the text explains directly and indirectly the connection. In essence, then, the book is an updated version of the then hoary emblem book, but one that is particularly curious inasmuch as its presumed target audience was children, and such a heavy dose of decorative emblems surely was not typical fare for such readers. On the other hand, one can imagine architects and designers of the era mining the illustrations for inspiration in terra cotta relief, doree mounts and other expressions of decorative exuberance. Gumuchian 2699. Scattered soiling and light foxing. Moderate wear to the cover. Quarter Morocco, Marbled Boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible

      1810. BIBLE. The Holy Bible, Containing The Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the Original Tongues: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised by His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed to be Read in Churches. [2], 839, [1]; [2], 252, [2] pp. 12mo. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1810. WITH: The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the United Church of England and Ireland: Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as They are to be Sung or Said in Churches. Unpaginated, [578] pp. 12mo., uniformly bound in deluxe contemporary straight-grained English navy morocco, in a matching full-morocco box. London: Published for John Reeves, Esq., 1801. |~||~||~||~||~| Stereotype Edition. A handsome portable Bible and Book of Common Prayer in deluxe blue straight-grained morocco and laid into carrying case. A few pages trimmed at bottom throughout the Old Testament, also slight tears on pages 733 (OT) and 223 (NT). In the Book of Common Prayer, pages 25-44 are loose at the bottom of sewn binding. Very slight wear on both covers due to latch on case. Darlow and Moule 1529.

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        Album of Original Costume Watercolours of Religious Orders

      1810. RELIGIOUS COSTUMES - DRAWING ALBUM. Album of 34 Original Watercolour Costume Drawings of Men and Women of Religious Orders. Folio, 354 x 230 mm, bound in early nineteenth-century Italian brown morocco, decorated with intricate blind tooled ornaments and blind decorative stamps, gilt-ruled borders on covers and spine. NP: nd [Naples: ca, 1810]. |~||~||~||~||~| Early nineteenth-century suite of Italian watercolour drawings, most likely executed in Naples. The drawings are full-page (14 x 9 inches) with appropriate somber colouring, often with the figure surrounded by his/her attributes according to the religious order, i.e. a Franciscan in wandering robes; a Jesuit in learned hat, eye glasses and university robe; a nun in a hospital ward, etc. None of the watercolour drawings are signed, nor are the subjects identified. A similar album of 18 watercolour drawings of costumes of religious orders was sold at Christies London June 4, 2003 Lot 41 that had one of the drawings signed by Xavier della Gatta. Della Gatta enjoyed the patronage of Sir William Hamilton and others on the grand tour. Hamilton's cabinet at the Palazzo Sessa included drawings of costumes by Della Gatta, and, later Della Gatta, along with Francesco Progenie, became Hamilton's artists to record the eruptions of Vesuvius. Some wear to extremities of binding, a few protective tissue guards missing, else fine.

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        Destruction de l'Empire de Peru (four plates)

      Chasselat (after) Destruction de l'Empire de Peru Paris, Bulla, ca. 1810. Set of 4 original mixed-method, color-printed engraving, finished by hand at publication: Embrasement du Palais des Incas Amour des Indiens pour Las-Casas Les Femmes de Tumbes Présentent Leurs Filles à Alonzo. Ataliba fait un Sacrifice au Soliel. Sheet size 17 x 20 3/4".Set of four:

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O. u. D.. 4 SS. 8vo.. An den Grazer Domorganisten Ludwig Carl Seydler (1810-88): "Ich will Sie bitten, lieber Herr Seydler Mir gefälligst das für mich besorgte 16linige Notenpapier gegen anderes zu 14 oder zu 12 wenn dieses schöner als das zu 14 seyn sollte, auszutauschen weil, zu dem neuen Werke das Papier zu 10 Linien meine Augen zu sehr anstrengt [ ]. Ich will Sie bitten, mir meine Lamentationes und mein Tenebra zurückzusenden, weil ich letzteres, so wie das Jerusalem convertere aus dem Lament meiner neuen Passion Woche einverleiben will [ ]". - Der Schüler Michael Haydns und Joseph Haydns, ging 1804 nach Rußland und übernahm die Kapellmeisterstelle am Deutschen Theater in St. Petersburg. 1809 wurde er in Paris Pianist bei Talleyrand, der 1815 auf dem Wiener Kongreß Neukomms Requiem zur Gedächtnisfeier Ludwigs XVI. aufführen ließ. 1816 reiste er mit dem Herzog von Luxemburg nach Rio de Janeiro, wo er sich bis 1821 aufhielt. Neukomm kehrte dann zu Talleyrand zurück, blieb bis zu dessen Tod 1839 in seinen Diensten und unternahm als Komponist, Dirigent, Organist und Pianist zahlreiche Reisen durch Europa.

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        Essays on Physiognomy. 5 Vols

      1810. BLAKE AND FUSELI LAVATER, Johann Caspar. Essays on Physiognomy, designed to promote the knowledge and the love of mankind. Translated from the French by Henry Hunter. Three volumes in five. [26], 178, *175-*178, 179-281, [1]; xii, 238; [6], 239-444; xii, 252; [6], 253-437, [12] pp. With 173 full-page engraved plates and 364 vignettes and engravings illustrating the text, mostly by Thomas Holloway and William Blake after Henry Fuseli. Large 4to., 335 x 273 mm, bound in later three-quarter morocco, marbled edges. London: John Stockdale, 1810. |~||~||~||~||~||~| Lavater's Physiognomische Fragmente in a sumptuous English edition, one of the finest and most curious illustrated books published in England. This classic pseudo-scientific analysis of the human face, and all the feelings it is capable of expressing, was partially written by Goethe, a leading expert in craniology. To defend the science of physiognomy, Lavater drew largely upon the work of such authorities as Haller, Herber, Leibnitz and Sulzer. Although this work remains controversial, it is today highly valued for its superb engraved illustrations by Henry Fuseli, Chodowiecki, Thomas Holloway, Bartolozzi, and William Blake. "Fuseli's drawings are rendered with unusual distinction in the engravings of T. Holloway" (Gordon N. Ray). First published 1789-1798, the sheets of the work were reissued by Stockdale with the plate numbering effaced (as here). This English edition contains 537 very fine engravings, of which 173 are full-page plates. There are numerous portraits of famous writers, artists, musicians, scientists, and famous contemporary personages, including Goethe, Samuel Johnson, Locke, George Washington, Voltaire, Heidegger, Wren, Diderot, Isaac Newton, Rousseau, Winckelmann, and Johann Sebastian Bach. The five volumes are filled with hundreds of curiously delightful vignettes; three of these are signed "Blake S" and "Blake Sc" (volume I, pages 127, 206 and 225). Additionally there is a full-page portrait of Democritus engraved by Blake after Rubens (volume I, opposite page 159). The 537 copper-plates were sold at auction on 29 January 1818. Some very minor wear to binding extremities, some foxing or spotting; overall a very fine copy. Our copy collates exactly with the list of plates at end of volume V, which states that plate 29 "was passed over in the numbering of the plates" and therefore should not be counted. Cf. Ray, English 20. Ryskamp, William Blake Engraver: A Descriptive Catalogue of an Exhibition at Princeton Universiy Library 22. Bentley-Nurmi, A Blake Bibliography 390. Bentley, Blake Books 481B. Keynes, A Blake Bibliography 102. Cohen-De Ricci 606.

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        Del Cenacolo di Leonardo Da Vinci

      1810. LEONARDO DA VINCI. Del Cenacolo di Leonardo Da Vinci libri quattro. By Giuseppe Bossi. 263, [1] pp. With a frontispiece portrait of Leonardo and 6 plates (including 3 printed in bistre) executed after Leonardo's drawings by G. Benaglia, G. Longhi and F. Rosaspina. Folio, 435 x 280 mm, bound in contemporary, Italian, deluxe red straight-grained morocco, covers framed with gilt fillets, spine elaborately gilt, green silk doublures and endpapers, turn-ins gilt, a.e.g. Milan: Stamperia Reale, 1810. |~||~||~||~| Exquisite copy in deluxe morocco binding of the First Edition of the most important scholarly monograph on Leonardo's Last Supper published hitherto, still essential. "Bossi's monumental Del Cenacolo di Leonardo Da Vinci libri quattro, printed in 1810, contains precious observations on Leonardo and on the copies that Bossi examined" (Pietro Marini, Leonardo: The Last Supper p. 27). This controversial work was praised by Cicognara, yet criticised by Ugo Foscolo and Carlo Verri; and yet it was through Bossi's efforts and popularization of Leonardo's Last Supper that a visit to Milan became considered de riguer for European travelers; for instance, both Stendhal and Goethe owned (and annotated) a copy of Bossi's monograph, and both made the requisite pilgrimage to see Leonardo's mural. After making a replica of Leonardo's Last Supper for Eugène de Beauharnais (Napoleon's stepson and viceroy of Italy), Bossi released this ambitious and learned publication which documented every known facet of the painting; included are detailed records of "repairs" (i.e., overpaintings) to which the mural had been subjected, as well as descriptions of Napoleon's own reverence for the painting ("In 1796... he ordered that [the refectory] be respected and not be used as lodging for troops or damaged in any other way"). Unfortunately the Napoleonic decree was not observed and Bossi relates that "the refectory having served as warehouse or haymow, always in military use... the Last Supper continued to be damaged, even by powerful blows from slabs leaned against the figures, which left traces that are still visible[!]. Bossi played the essential role in the valorization of Leonardo as the 'glory' of Lombard art, even if the Last Supper's preservation and conservation seem a vehicle for his personal ambitions" (Pietro Marini p. 26). Giuseppe Bossi (1777-1815) was a draftsman, painter, academic, and administrator. A passionate archaeologist and book lover, he collected drawings, prints, paintings, coins, sculptures, and antiques. After his death, Bossi's superb collection of drawings was acquired by the Venetian Fine Arts Academy. Included were a number of important Leonardo drawings, among them the made-to-measure ''Vitruvian Man,'' one of the best-known Leonardo images, which appears in the present volume opposite page 208. Lower cover with 4" repair to leather, otherwise in very fine condition, internally immaculate. PROVENANCE: Commendatore Giorgio Fumach, with his ex-libris. Verga 298 ("Un monumento mirabile di erudizione e di critica"). Cicognara 3373. Predari p. 426. Thieme-Becker IV, 406.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Dresden, 30. I. 1810.. 1 S. 4to.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Heute gedachte ich nach Teplitz abzureisen, aber das Schicksal hat es anders bestimmt. Nachdem schon seit einigen Tagen ein böser Geist in meinem linken Fuße gespukt hatte, ist endlich ein heftiges Podagra darin ausgebrochen, so daß ich unter heftigen Schmerzen auf einer Stelle liege u. es mir Mühe kostet, diese Zeile zu schreiben. Sobald das Wichtigste vorüber ist, was sich doch wohl bis Ende der Woche verziehen möchte, werde ich aber meine Badereise antreten [...]". - Weiters über das (hier nicht beiliegende Manuskript) zum "8ten deutschen Heft des Augusteum". - Wilhelm Gottlieb Becker war seit 1795 Inspektor der Dresdener kurfürstlichen sächsischen Antikengalerie und des Münzkabinetts und erhielt 1805 die Aufsicht über das "Grüne Gewölbe" und den Titel eines kgl. sächsischen Hofrats. "Becker schrieb Lyrik ('Gedichte an Elisen', 1775), übersetzte u. a. Dandre Bardons 'Costume der ältesten Völker' (4 Hefte, 1776/77) und war Herausgeber einiger Periodika, darunter 1794-1814 des 'Taschenbuchs zum geselligen Vergnügen'. Er war ein Verfechter des englischen Landschaftsgartens in Deutschland. Sein kunstgeschichtliches Hauptwerk 'Augusteum. Dresden's antike Denkmäler enthaltend' (3 Bde.) erschien 1804-11" (DBE).

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        "Studies of Landscapes by T. Gainsborough. J. Hoppner. R.A.T. Girtin. Wm Owen. R.A.A. Callcot. A.S. Owen. J. Varley. J.S. Hayware and L. Francia. Imitated from the Originals by L. Francia, 1810".

      . Landschaften und Marinen, 15 Bll. Kreidelithographien auf farbigem Papier, zum Teil weiß gehöht, einschließlich Titelblatt, auf alten Untersätzen. Ca. 18,1:25,2 cm. Aus dem 60 Blatt umfassenden Druckwerkes: "Studies of Landscapes by T. Gainsborough. J. Hoppner. R.A.T. Girtin. Wm Owen. R.A.A. Callcot. A.S. Owen. J. Varley. J.S. Hayware and L. Francia. Imitated from the Originals by L. Francia, 1810". Literatur: Th.- B. XII., 325; Nagler Monogramm. IV, 1064; Benezit IV, p. 52-53.. Der Landschafts- und Marinemaler, Lithograph und Kupferstecher studierte in jungen Jahren in London die Aquarellmalerei, eine Technik, die er in solcher Weise vervollkommnete, daß er 1811 zum ständigen Sekretär der neugegründeten Society of Painters in Watercolours ernannt wurde. 1817 ließ er sich in seiner Heimatstsdt Calais nieder, wo kurze Zeit Richard Parkes Bonington zu seinen Schülern zählte.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Leipzig, 13. XI. 1810.. 2½ SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt mit Siegelresten und Adresse (Faltbrief). 4to.. An den Violoncellisten Julius Carl Preyßing, seit 1803 Kammermusiker an der Gothaer Kapelle: "Lieber Freund! Ich weis in der That nicht wie ich Ihnen die Gefälligkeit die Sie mir durch die Uebersendung des Fäßchen Gurkens erzeigt haben vergelten soll. Schreiben Sie mir nun nur aber auch was Sie dafür ausgelegt haben, den so gut sie mir auch schmekken so gerne wünschte ich nunmehr auch meine Schuld dafür abzutragen. Ich wunderte mich als ich sie erhielt daß Sie nicht einige Zeilen beygelegt hatten. Wahrscheinlich sind Sie kein großer Freund von Briefschreiben. - Ich ersuche Sie auch mir zu schreiben ob Sie die Violin und die Viola noch haben welche ich bey Ihnen gesehen habe. Wollen Sie selbige um einen billigen Preiß verkaufen so kann ich Ihnen vielleicht Liebhaber darzu verschaffen. Doch ist wie gesagt die Hauptbedingniß sie müßen nicht theuer seyn. Ich dächte so, wenn sie für beyde Instrumente 10 Carolin bekämmen so könnten Sie sie wohl schon ablaßen. Doch! schreiben Sie mir, wie viel sie für die Violin und wie viel Sie für die Viola haben wollen. Kann ich sie beyde verkaufen so werde ich es thun, und kann ich nur eine davon an Mann bringen so könnte Ihnen ja dieses wohl auch recht seyn. - Mit meinem Violoncell bin ich seit einigen Tagen wieder sehr zufrieden, denn vorher machte ich einige Proben mit mehreren anderen Stegen aber keiner will den Ton geben welchen der alte giebt. Nun soll es aber auch immer so bleiben, und sollten Sie Sich nie entschließen können mir Ihren Amati abzulaßen, so will ich dieses Instrument so lange behalten, bis ich eines finde welches Ihrem Amati gleich kömmt. - Ich bitte Sie nochmahl mir ja wegen der Violin und der Viola recht bald zu schreiben, und ersuche Sie mich Ihrem Herrn Bruder meinem alten Freund, Herrn Spohr und deßen lieben Angehörigen, Herrn Wolfbaur, Herrn Schade und Herrn Heße, - besonders aber auch den Herrn Lieutenand welcher mit uns reißte bestens zu empfehlen [...]". - Braunfleckig, Faltspuren; kl. Ausriß von Siegelöffnung (kein Textverlust). Der Adressat war der jüngere Sohn des Cellisten Heinrich Balthasar Preißing (gest. 1802) und Bruder von Friedrich Wilhelm Preyßing, der schon seit 1778 Violinist in der Gothaer Kapelle war. Ihre Schwester Sophie (1757-1821), Sängerin in Gotha, war die Mutter der Harfenistin Dorette Scheidler (1787-1834), seit 1806 verehelicht mit dem berühmten Gothaer Hofkapellmeister Louis Spohr (1784-1859). - Der auf zahlreichen Instrumenten talentierte Dotzauer, Sohn eines Kirchenmusikers, hatte in der Meininger Kapelle gespielt, bevor er 1805 ans Leipziger Orchester wechselte. Im Jahre 1811 erhielt Dotzauer eine angesehene Stelle am Dresdner Hoforchester, bei dem er bis zu seiner Pensionierung 1850 blieb. "Als Solist beherrschte Dotzauer schon in seiner Leipziger Zeit alle Werke Bernhard Rombergs [...] In biedermeierlicher Zeit behauptete er sich durch geschmackvolles, auf vollendeter Technik beruhendes Spiel, dessen Anmut die Zeitgenossen priesen, unter den Besten seines Faches. Ausgedehnte Reisen führten ihn durch die deutschen Länder bis nach Holland. Einen Ruf nach St. Petersburg schlug er aus. Spohr lobte ihn besonders als Quartettspieler. In Dresden erwarb sich das von ihm mit Limberg, Schmiedel und Peschke gegründete Streichquartett durch seine Abende im 'Riechischen Garten' hohes Ansehen. Als Lehrer zog er vorzügliche Violoncellisten heran" (MGG III, 705). Selten; kein Autograph im Handel der letzten 20 Jahre.

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        Cambria triumphans, or Britain in its perfect lustre. Shevving the origin and antiquity of that illustrious nation. The succession of their kings and princes, from the first, to King Charles, of happy memory. The description of the countey; the history of the antient and moderne estate, The manner of the investure of the princes, with the coats of arms of the nobility

      printed for Andrew Crooke, 1661 [i.e. Samuel Bagster, London 1810 - Large folio, pp. [12], 5-356, [24] index; woodcut arms frontispiece, 6 engraved plates and woodcuts in the text - all armorial; contemporary maroon cloth, rebacked to match, gilt lettering direct on spine; some fading to the cloth on the covers, and one light coaster-size stain; all else very good and sound. Detailed history of the Welsh people and its nobility. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Vrouwen-Peirle, ofte dryvoudige historie van Helena de Verduldige, Griseldis de Zagtmoedige, en Florentina de Getrouwe

      Ghent: [ca. 1810]. 4to (208 x 179 mm). 56 pp. 3 parts, separately titled. Black letter, double column. Each title with the same three woodcuts of the trio of heroines, 13 woodcuts in text, including two of the title cut; 5 small cuts in part 1 within ornamental borders (2 cuts printed as a pair within a single border). Dampstaining to first and last leaves. Contemporary woodblock-printed ornamental paper wrappers (papier dominoté); backstrip perished, front cover detached.*** An early 19th-century Flemish chapbook, using archaic types, punctuation, and woodblocks to reproduce a tried and true recipe for sales. For three centuries these three tales, the ?"women-pearls,?" were churned out by Netherlandish presses, appearing first separately in the North, and later in combined editions, as here, in the Southern Low Countries. All derive from medieval romances. Helena the Patient is Helen of Constantinople, wife of King Henry of England and mother of Saint Martin of Tours, who loses first her arm to her evil mother-in-law, and then her two sons to a wolf and lion (from whom a hermit rescues them), before being reunited with both at an advanced age and retiring with her husband to Naples. The tale is attributed to the 12th-century Norman poet Alexander of Bernay. Patient Griseldis (or Griselda), a Piemontese shepherdess remarkable for her beauty and virtue, is tormented by her husband the Marquis of Saluzzo to test her mettle. Without a murmur she obeys the order to give up her children for execution, and years later politely serves at the wedding feast of her husband?'s supposed new bride. The sadistic Marquis finally admits that he was just kidding, the kids are fine, and his supposed second wife is their own daughter. They live happily ever after(!) Originally French and supposedly based on a true story, Griseldis?' tale was adapted by Boccaccio, Petrarch, Chaucer, and later by Perrault. These stories were authorized for use in Flemish schools after being ?"corrected?" in the 1620s. The passage of the Griseldis tale that hints at incest was expurgated for the school editions. It appears in this colportage edition, which follows closely the text of the Deventer incunable edition of Petrarch?'s version, printed by Jacobus de Breda. Florentina the Faithful?'s crusader husband Alexander of Metz has a magic shirt which stays white as long as his wife remains faithful. In the blood and dirt of his imprisonment by the Sultan the shirt stays unsullied. Incredulous, the Sultan sends an envoy to Lorraine to seduce Florentina, promising her husband?'s release. She refuses but quickly packs up for Constantinople, disguised as a harpist, and rescues him. Originally a Low German medieval romance, the tale appeared often under the title Alexander van Metz. Printed on rough but sturdy grayish paper, using slashes instead of commas and an old black letter type, illustrated with delightfully crude woodcuts handed down through generations of printers?' stocks, the only detail betraying the early 19th-century date of this colportage edition is the roman type used in the headings, title, and page numbers. OCLC lists no copies of this edition in US libraries. E. H. van Heurck, Les livres populaires flamands (Antwerp 1931), pp. 41-45 (different edition).

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        Gesetz-Sammlung für die Königlichen Preußischen Staaten. Jahrgang 1810-1813, 1821, 1843, 1845, 1853, 1857-1861, 1864 u. 1870. Zus. 11 Bände

      Berlin, G. Decker, 1810 (-1870). Halbleder der Zeit (8), Pappband d. Zeit (3) u. Leinen der Zeit, Gr.8°. - Teils durchgängige Reihe der Gesetzes-Sammlungen, deren erste Jahrgänge wegen der Ereignisse der preußischen Reformen durch den Freiherrn von Stein und der verschiedenen Verordnungen und Aufrufe aus der Zeit während und nach der Zeit der Befreiungskriege interessant sind.. - Innen überwiegend sauber. Die Halbledereinbände im Rückenbezug lädiert.

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        Fragmente aus dem Nachlaß eines jungen Physikers. Ein Taschenbuch für Freunde der Natur. 2 Bände in 1. 2 Bl., CXXV S.; 1 Bl., 228 S.; Titel, 269 S. Schlichter Pappbd d. Z. (leicht berieben, Ecken etwas bestoßen) mit handschriftl. Rückentitel.

      Heidelberg, Mohr und Zimmer, 1810.. . Erste und einzige Ausgabe, sehr selten. J. W. Ritter (1776-1810), Chemiker, Physiker, Naturphilosoph, legt in fünfzehn Abteilungen 700 Fragmente vor, meist aus seinem Tagebuch gezogen, die ein großartiges Beispiel sind für das universelle Programm der romantischen Bewegung in Deutschland, deren Ende G. H. Schubert mit Ritters Tod gekommen sah. Die zu Aphorismen zusammengestellten Notizen beziehen sich auf Naturwissenschaften, Philosophie, Religion, Kunst und allgemeine Überlegungen. Vorangestellt ist eine verschlüsselte Autobiographie, die vor allem seine Jahre im Jenaer Romantikerkreis umfasst, ein inhaltsreiches Zeugnis seiner Verbundenheit mit Novalis. Diese 'Fragmente', denen Ritter "selbst eine Mittelstellung zwischen den stärker poetischen des Novalis u. den stärker naturwissenschaftlichen Lichtenbergs zuwies, kreisen um bekannte Themen der Romantik wie die organisch aufgefaßte Einheit des Universums, anthropomorphes Naturdenken, Nacht, Tod, Liebe. In der Mehrzahl frei assoziierender Natur, sind die 'Fragmente' spekulative Erörterungen von Möglichkeiten, die manchmal zufällig auch spätere naturwissenschaftl. Entdeckungen vorauszuahnen scheinen; sie sollen die kreative Phantasie freisetzen u. dadurch Einblicke gewähren, von denen man nach R. sagen kann: 'Man sieht hier mehr als man begreift'" (Killy). - Exlibris Richard M. Meyer und Eduard Erdmann, Besitzeintrag G. G. Binding auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz. Erstes Titelblatt im Bug etwas geknittert, vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Sonst gutes Exemplar des seltenen Werks. - Hirschberg dtv S. 416. Nicht bei Goedeke.

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        Travels Through the Empire of Morocco - SCARCE

      xix, [1 blank], [1 - being the first page of Letter 1], 18-221 [page 18 being page 2 of Letter 1], [1 blank], [1- being the first page of the Appendix], 224-244, 8pp of Publisher's advertising. Page vii is mis-numbered viii, deckled page edges. Bound in paper, which has mostly been reinforced with a heavy stock brown paper, with some loss. Pages show corner curl, damp marks [mostly on preliminary pages], closed tear to one leaf [no loss]. With the map, but lacking half. SCARCE [none in OCLC]. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Tours in Wales / by Thomas Pennant, Esq. With notes.Pennant, Thomas 1726-1798 - Complete in 3 volumes

      London : Printed for Wilkie and Robinson; J. Nunn; White and Cochrane; Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme; Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe; Cadell and Davies; J. Harding; J. Richardson; J. Booth; J. Mawman; and J. Johnson and Co., 1810. 1st Edition. Very good copies all in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with a red Morocco gilt-blocked label; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description; 3 v. plates : ills, port ; 22cm. Notes; With a frontispiece portrait of Thomas Pennant in vol. 1 and many views of antiquities and scenery in Wales. Earlier editions appeared under the title: A tour in Wales. Edited by David Pennant. Index in vol. 3. Subjects; Tours. Wales. Descriptions. Wales - Description and travel. Wales, North - Description and travel. Wales - Antiquities -Description and travel - History -Early works to 1800. Other names; Pennant, David b. 1763. Related item; Referenced by: Reference: Libri Walliae 3934-36. Genre; Illustrated Travel Literature - 19th century.

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        "Igia ed Amore". Hygieia und Eros. Hygieia auf einem Stein sitzend und eine Schlange in der Hand haltend und Eros, neben ihr stehend, dieser eine Schale zum Trinken reichend.

      . Kupferstich, um 1810/11, von F. und J. Riepenhausen, nach einer Zeichnung von A. (sic!) Thorwaldsen, auf Velin. 27,1:19,5 cm. - Knickfalte im oberen Rand außerhalb der Darstellung geglättet. Literatur: Andresen III, 107, 10; British Museum, Prints & Drawings, London, Inv.-Nr. 1879, 1011. 1284; Ausst. Katalog: Antike - Zwischen Klassizismus und Romantik. Die Künstlerfamilie Riepenhausen. Stendal, Winckelmann-Gesellschaft im Winckelmann-Museum, 2001, S. 195; vgl. auch Thorvaldsen Museum, Kopenhagen (Inv. Nr. E96). Sehr selten!.

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        The Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer

      London- A. Strahan et al, 1810 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Burn's Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer, first published in 1755, was for many years the standard authority on the law relating to justices of the peace. In five volumes complete. It has passed through some 30 editions, half of which appeared after Burn's death. This is the twenty-first edition with many corrections, additions and improvements by Charles Durnford, Esq. and continued by John King. The cases brought down to the end of last Easter term; and the statutes to the end of the last session of Parliament, 50 Geo. III (1810). Richard Burn (1709-1785 Orton) was an English legal writer. Condition: In original full calf bindings. Externally, with slightbumping and wear to extremities and some marks to boards. Withone board detached, withfour joints held by cords only. With slight loss to tail of spine to volume four and backstrip lifting slightly to head of spine to volume three. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughoutwith only the very odd spot or handling mark to pages. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        Antichi Monumenti Per Servire All'Opera Intitolata L'Italia Avanti il Dominio Dei Romani

      Firenze - No Publisher Information, 1810 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An illustrated book in Italian and Latin, thetitle translates as Ancient Monuments in Italy to serve Out the Work Entitled Roman Rule, A collection of sixty engravingsdepicting artefacts and archaeological sites associated with Roman history. With a large fold-out map of Ancient Italy, with the islands of the D'Anville, with text in Latin. With a further annotated map in a double spread. With a preface by Giuseppe Micalli. The publication of these monuments, for the most part previously unpublished is for the sole purpose of illustrating the history of the ancient Italians with theintention of curiosity, education and enjoyment. Among the Monumentsthe images usedare a selection from the Museums of Italy and of Oltramonti, which could best make up the history of customs and arts, is closely connected to that of the spirit human. Through them will be seen the natural progress of the arts, with examples of more refined art, designed to convince that good examples are to be found not only among the Greeks, but often even among the Etruscans. Condition: In a quarter calf binding with paper covered boards. Externally, wornwith bumping, wear and loss to extremities and with previous reinforcement to the spine. Backstrip lifting, with front hinge failed. Internally, generally firmly bound. Generally bright but with some scattered foxing. With handling marks, more prominent to the map and surrounding pages. With two plates missing. With an ink mark and slight loss to front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        Denkwürdigkeiten aus dem Leben der Königl. Preußischen Prinzessinn ... (Schwester Friedrichs des Großen) Markgräfin von Bayreuth vom Jahr 1709 bis 1733. Von ihr selbst in französischer Sprache geschrieben. 2 Bände. 2 Bl., 360 S.; 2 Bl., 223, 290 S. Kleisterpapier-Pappbände d. Z. (berieben, Kanten beschabt) mit vergold. Rückenschild.

      Tübingen, J. G. Cotta, 1810-1811.. . Erste deutsche Ausgabe, ziemlich selten. Eine Fundgrube für die Sittengeschichte des 18. Jahrhunderts. Die Schwester Friedrichs II. (1709-1758) "schont mit ihrer scharfen märkischen Zunge ... weder Kind noch Kegel und ist eingeweiht in alles, selbst die intimsten Intrigen der hervorragendsten Höfe ihrer Zeit, urwüchsig bis zum Äußersten" (Hayn/G.). Der häufig fehlende Anhang zu Band 2 enthält in französischer Sprache Ch. L. v. Seckendorffs 'Journal secret' für 1734-38, eine wichtige Quelle für die Heiratspläne der preußischen Königin für Friedrich mit einer englischen Prinzessin. Diese 'Denkwürdigkeiten' sind ein Muster für die Schwierigkeit, allen Beteiligten historisch gerecht zu werden. Die grellen Schilderungen, ja Zerrbilder Friedrich Wilhelms I. als brutalen Korporal und Prügelmeister, als polternden bildungsfeindlichen und barbarischen Tyrannen hatten anfangs den König scheinbar für immer gebrandmarkt. Die Geschichtsschreibung beurteilte schließlich die wahre Bedeutung des Königs für die Entwicklung des preußischen Staates und fand für diese Denkwürdigkeiten die schärfsten Worte. Erst spät wurde durch R. Fester in seiner psychologisch fundierten Darstellung das Fundament skizziert, auf dem diese Darstellungen basieren. Er schildert die skandalöse Erziehungssituation, durch die das empfindsame Kind an Leib und Seele Schaden nahm, er schildert die Treibhausluft, in der jene altkluge Frühreife gedieh, er würdigt die Schwierigkeit ihrer Stellung zwischen Vater und Mutter und findet in den fürchterlichen häuslichen Szenen nach dem Fluchtversuch des Kronprinzen die Wurzeln einer nervösen Erkrankung, die der Prinzessin für immer das seelische Gleichgewicht raubte. Die Ansbacher Zeit förderte nur diese Entwicklung. "Die engen Verhältnisse ihres fränkischen Ländchens drohten sie zu ersticken. Ihr Stolz litt unsäglich unter der demütigenden Armseligkeit ihrer Lage, zu der eine zunehmende Kränklichkeit kam. Kann man sich da wundern, daß eine schon früh vorhandene Neigung zu trübsinnigen Betrachtungen und Rückblicken sich zu jener galligen Stimmung steigerte, von der diese Aufzeichnungen ein so beredtes Zeugnis ablegen, daß die Fürstin während der Arbeit an ihren Denkwürdigkeiten die Herrschaft über sich selbst verlor und für die ihr zugefügten Mißhandlungen mit ihrer scharfen Zunge eine späte Rache nahm" (Klaiber). Trotzdem gehören die an der französischen Memoirenliteratur geschulten Aufzeichnungen zu den fesselndsten ihrer Art. Sie schildert ihr und ihres Bruders Friedrich Ausgeliefertsein an die zerstrittenen Eltern mit ihren widersprüchlichen politischen Ambitionen und Heiratsplänen, beschreibt die spartanischen Tafelrunden im Elternhaus, die strenge Stille im Haus während des Mittagsschlafes des Vaters, seinen Gang in die Tabagie und die über dem ganzen Tagesablauf drohend hängende Gewitterwolke der unberechenbaren Launen des Königs, die auch zu allerlei tragikomischen Zwischenspielen Anlaß gibt. "Noch derber betätigt sich ihre Freude an grotesken Schilderungen und Übertreibungen in der Beschreibung ihres Empfangs in Bayreuth. Die Schloßtreppe im Hof kommt ihr wie eine Leiter vor, der Adel, der sie bewillkommnet, besteht aus lauter Gesichtern, mit denen man kleine Kinder aus Furcht zu Bette jagen könnte, in den altmodisch gestutzten Haaren der Herrschaften erblickt sie Läuse, die ihren Stammbaum ebensohoch hinaufführen können wie ihre Inhaber, die Kleider bestehen aus Erbschaftsstücken ihrer Voreltern, dazu sind die Bedauernswerten vielfach krätzig und können sich ihrer Aussprache und Mundart wegen mit der neuen Landesmutter, der alles, was sie sagen, wie hebräisch klingt, nur schwer verständigen" (Klaiber). - Titel mit gelöschtem Stempel. Schönes, breitrandiges und unbeschnittenes Exemplar. - Fromm 28546. Hayn/G. II 448. Klaiber S. 41 ff. Vgl. Westphal S. 102 f. Borst 1109. Fischer, Cotta, 760, 825.

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        Oeuvres Choisies de La Chaussee

      Paris - De'L'Imprimerie etde la Fonderie Stereotypes, 1810 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce anthology of theatrical scripts by the French dramatist who blurred the lines between comedy and tragedy. Featuring Le Prejuge a la Mode, Melanide, Amour Pour Amour,L'ecole Des Meres, andLe Gouvernante. Complete in two volumes bound together. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards, and gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, sound with slight rubbing and shelfwear to the head of the spine. Internally, firmly bound with bright and generally clean pages. Occasional light scattered spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer, by the late William Cowper, Esq. in Four Volumes.

      J. Johnson and Co.,, London: 1810 - 'Translated into English blankverse, by William Cowper, Esq. with a preface by his kinsman, J. Johnson LLB." William Cowper (1731-1800) was a poet and hymnodist and is considered one of the most popular English poets of his time. His translations of the epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey were thought the most compelling since Alexander Pope's translation. 8vo, 4 vols., brown calf leather boards with gilt text and deco on spine, 6 compartments, 5 raised bands, gilt title in red leather label, author in green leather label. Marbled endpapers, all edges marbled, bw engravings in each volume. Some light discoloration on plates, beautiful condition throughout. Internally clean, bindings tight. VG+. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London, printed by C. Roworth, and sold by T. Egerton, 1810.. FIRST EDITION, 1810. 4to, 280 x 210 mm, 11 x 8¼ inches, 7 battle plans (1 folding) and 1 large folding map, all partly hand coloured, pages: xxix, (1) errata, 1-276, no half-title, bound in full contemporary calf, decorative gilt border to covers, rebacked at some time with gilt bands and rules, original gilt lettered morocco label laid on, marbled endpapers and edges. Covers slightly marked and rubbed, edges and corners worn, boards showing at tips, label slightly chipped, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, slight offsetting from first battle plan on to final page of text, contents otherwise clean and bright, small closed tear to edge of folding map, neatly repaired with no loss, binding tight and firm. A very good clean copy. Sir Robert Thomas Wilson (1777 ?- 1849) was a British general and politician who served in Egypt, Prussia, and was attached to the Imperial Russian Army as British liaison officer. He sat as the Liberal MP for Southwark from 1818 to 1831. He served as the Lieutenant Governor of Ceylon and later as the Governor of Gibraltar from 1842 until his death in 1849. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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      . Kupferstich v. Primavesi n. Kuntz, um 1810, 17,2 x 26. Selten, nicht bei Schefold. - Ansicht m. d. Murg i. Vgr., in der Ferne Burg Eberstein.

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        Kurze Geschichte der ehemaligen Benedictinerabtei Huysburg nebst einem Gemälde derselben und ihrer Umgebungen.

      Halberstadt, Büreau für Literatur und Kunst, 1810.. 17,5 x 12 cm. VI S., 1 Bl, 140 S. Mit 3 altkolor. Kupferstichen von und nach E. Henne. Pp. d. Zt.. Thieme-Becker XVI, 390. - Die reizvollen Tafeln von E.S. Henne (1759-1828) in nuanciertem Altkolorit zeigen das Kloster Huysburg bei Halberstadt von Norden und Süden, sowie den Eingang zur Daneills Höhle. - Einband bestoßen und beschabt. Innen sauber und frisch.

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      . Wir Zech- und andere Meister eines ehrsamen Handwerks deren bürgerlichen Holzsieber Meistern allhier in der k. k. Landesfürstl. Stadt Wels, Landes Oesterreich ob der Enns... Wels, den 13. Jänner 1810. Holzschnitt und Typendruck, 27 x 35 cm - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Stopp XI, A 107.3.- Handwerkskundschaft mit einer Gesamtansicht der Stadt (10 x 30 cm).

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        Äthiopische Handschrift. Psalterium. Ge'ez Handschrift auf Pergament [Ge'ez = Altäthiopisch. Die Sprache der Kirchenliteratur und der Liturgie der Äthiopisch-Orthodoxen Kirche].

      Äthiopien, (ca. 1810).. 12°. 124 nn.Bll. (davon 2 unbeschriebene Schutzbll.). Mit 1 ganz. Tafel sowie 2 Farbbordüren im Text. Holzdeckel mit punziertem Leder bezogen (mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren)., fester Einband. Beinhaltet u.a. Bittgebete und Gebete mit magischen Namen gegen Krankheit der Augen, sowie einer Liste von Heiligenfesten. - Auf der Innenseite des Vorderdeckels ist Platz für einen Spiegel ausgespart (s. z. B. V. Six, Der Spiegel in äthiopischen Handschriften = Zeitschrift der deutschen morgenländischen Gesellschaft, Bd. 162, 1, 2012, S. 7-16). - Verzierungen: Reiterheiliger und sog. Häräg-Zierleisten /vgl. Encyclopedia Aethiopica 2, S. 1009ff.). - Pergament teils stärker fleckig, teils mit kleinen Fehlstellen (Brandlöchern). Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

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        Arabesques Mythologiques, ou les Attributs de Toutes les Divinites de la Fable

      Paris: Chez Charles Barrois, 1810. First Edition. Quarter Morocco, Marbled Boards. Very Good. 8vo. 22 by 13 cm. xxx, 166 pp. With 54 color plates. The plates are color stipple engravings finished by hand. The plates are of elaborate decorative iconology, much of which is tantamount to classic trophies, with interesting juxtapositions of botanical, zoological, figurative and inanimate objects. These arrangements range from just a few elements to extravagant visual cornupcopias. Each of these illustrations relates to a character out of mythology, and the text explains directly and indirectly the connection. In essence, then, the book is an updated version of the then hoary emblem book, but one that is particularly curious inasmuch as its presumed target audience was children, and such a heavy dose of decorative emblems surely was not typical fare for such readers. On the other hand, one can imagine architects and designers of the era mining the illustrations for inspiration in terra cotta relief, doree mounts and other expressions of decorative exuberance. Gumuchian 2699. Scattered soiling and light foxing. Moderate wear to the cover.

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        Proclama del Excmo Cabildo al vecindario de Buenos-Ayres en su casa consistorial para la apertura del Congreso general que se hizo el 22 del corriente

      Buenos Aires: En la Real Imprenta de Niños Expósitos, 1810. First edition. Modern quarter maroon calf over marbled boards. A very good copy, boards rubbed, owner's bookplate on front pastedown, leaves mounted to stubs, a few small worm holes, mostly marginal, affecting only one letter of text. 8vo. A call for justice, prudence and respect for the law, with a warning. "No olvideis que teneis casi á la vista un vecino que asecha vuestra libertad, y que no perderá ninguna ocasion en medio del menor desórden. Tened por cierto que no podreis por ahora subsistir sin la union con las provincias interiores del reino, y que vuestras deliberaciones serán frustradas, si no nacen de la ley, ó del consentimiento general de todos aquellos pueblos. Así, pues, meditad bien sobre vuestra situacion actual, no sea que el remedio para precaver los males que temeis, acelere vuestra destruccion." Medina dates the item as 28 de mayo de 1810 according to a handwritten note on the copy at the BN Chile. Scarce. OCLC shows only two copies: JCB and Berkeley. One at BN Chile. Furlong III: 1952. Zinny: Bibliografía histórica p.39: No. 5. Medina: Vireinato Río de la Plata 774. Fors: Imprenta de los Niños p. 36.

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        William Hodges R.A

      London: William Daniel, 1810. Soft ground etching, 270 x 200mm. Very good condition. Profile portrait of William Hodges (1744-1797) member of the Royal Academy and the artist of Captain's Cook's Second Voyage. Engraved by William Daniell (1769-1837) also of the Royal academy, after a portrait drawn in 1793 by George Dance as part of a series of portraits of his fellow Royal Academicians which he undertook between 1793 and 1810. The original pencil and chalk drawing from which this engraving is taken is in the collection of the Royal Academy of Arts.Hodges was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1786 and Royal Academician in 1789 and continued to exhibit at the Royal Academy until 1794. He is included in a group portrait of Royal Academicians (1793) by Henry Singleton. Hodges' ability was highly regarded among his fellow artists. However, during the Cook voyage he developed an individual response to the problem of representing light and meteorological conditions which brought criticism from a society not yet ready for a departure from recognized traditions. His sudden death in Brixham on 6 March 1797 was precipitated by a fever and gout in the stomach.

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        Belebte Strandpromenade im Süden Frankreichs. Mit Fuhrwerken und Fischerbooten sowie Stadtmauer mit 2 Soldaten - Original Tuschezeichnung

      . (um 1810). Maße: ca. 61 cm x 40,5 cm, unsigniert, hinter Glas, im späteren Holzrahmen mit vergoldeter Leiste, (Rahmen mit Gebrauchsspuren) - Farbenfrohe romantische Ausführung.

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        Abbildungen naturhistorischer Gegenstände. Nro 1 - 100. Mit 100 (davon 9 kol., 1 in Blaudruck) Kupferstichen.

      Göttingen: Dieterich; 1810.8°. 7 Bll., 100 Bll., 100 Taf. Neues Hldr. im Stil der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel u. marm. Bezugspapier. Teils etw. stockfleckig (meist am Rand oder, stärker, die Rückseite der Kupferstiche betreffend). Sonst keine weiteren Mängel. Erste Buchausgabe dieses interessanten und tls. unterhaltsamen Kupferstichkabinetts, ursprünglich hrsg. in 10 Heften zwischen 1796 u. 1810. - Zeigt und beschreibt z.B. charakteristische Köpfe der Menschenrassen, Schädel, Föten, Fische, Insekten, Affen, Vögel (darunter auch den exotischen "Dodo"), Säugetiere (darunter Wale), Reptilien, Versteinerungen, Absonderheiten der Natur usw. Deutsch

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        Album de gravures 19è

      S.L., s.d. (vers 1810). In - 4 (24 x 18 cm) plein maroquin vert souple, dos lisse à filets dorés, filet sur les plats, tranches dorées, 90 planches gravées à l'aquatinte d'après Le Poussin, Le Lorrain, Ruysdael, Dujardin, Teniers, Vanden Velde... gravées par Bacler d'Albe, A. Guyot, Baltard. Quelques rousseurs. Un manque de papier en bordure d'une gravure. Recueil de vues, antiquités, paysages, sujets gracieux, animaux, scènes pastorales, Rome, ...etc... Français relié DeCollection

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        Fall of the Rhydol

      London: Published by White and Co, 1810. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving. Good condition apart from several skillfully repaired minor tears in the margins, a small foxing mark in the left margin, and a few light waterstains in the right margin, one of which extends slightly into the top right corner of the image. A picturesque view of the torrential falls of the River Ryhdol, near Hafod House from "Tour to Hafod," a fine collection of plates depicting the mansion and its surrounding landscape engraved by Stadler after drawings by Smith. Comprised of 15 views, Tour to Hafod also included comprehensive descriptive text by the scientist and collector James Edward Smith. The work was most likely intended as a tribute to the social benefactor and literary man Thomas Johnes (1748-1816), who devoted much of his life to his home region of Cardiganshire, where he served as a lord-lieutenant, a colonel in the militia, and an MP for the borough of Cardigan. Located in Cardiganshire, Western Wales, Hafodychtryd or Hafod for short, was Johnes's country estate. Hafod House, his principal residence, was erected in 1785 in the "gothic" style of Thomas Baldwin of Bath. Upon settling there, Johnes set about ameliorating the conditions of the local poor by providing them with comfortable housing and employing them in a planting project that would beautify the neighboring areas. In addition to his concern for social welfare, he was extremely interested in improving parts of Cardiganshire and actively involved himself in the building of roads and bridges. Born in Irthington in 1749, John "Warwick" Smith was an accomplished topographical draughtsman and watercolourist, who enjoyed the generous patronage of the Earl of Warwick. In addition to his fine engravings of Italy, he contributed numerous illustrations to topographical publications such as Select Views in Great Britain (1812), Views of the Lakes of Cumberland (1791-5), Tour through Wales (1794), and A Tour to Hafod (1810). In 1805, Smith became a member of the Watercolour Society, where he frequently exhibited his works. Cf. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland, 533; cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        Nosographie philosophique, ou la méthode de l'analyse appliquée à la médecine

      Chez J. A. Brosson 1810 3 volumes in - 8 (21,2 x 13,5 cm), demi - basane fauve, dos lisse orné, tranches marbrées (reliure d'époque). Quatrième édition, ornée d'un portrait de l'auteur gravé par R. Delvaux d'après Mme Anne - Louise Mérimée (mère de Prosper Mérimée). Philippe Pinel (1745 - 1826), nommé médecin en chef de Bicêtre en 1793, s'adonna à l'étude des maladies mentales et à une révolution dans leur traitement, procédant à la consécration de la psychiatrie comme discipline médicale à part entière. Il substitua aux chaînes et aux brutalités une méthode douce et philanthropique. Ses principaux ouvrages sont " Recherches et observations sur le traitement des aliénés " (1798), "Nosographie philosophique " (1798), et surtout le " Traité médico - philosophique sur l'aliénation mentale ou la manie " (1801). (quelques défauts d'usage, quelques légères mouillures claires et quelques rousseurs). / / 3 octavo volumes (21,2 x 13,5 cm), fawn half - roan, smooth spine tooled, marbled edges (contemporary binding). Fourth edition, illustrated with the author portrait engraved by R. Delvaux after Mme Anne - Louise Mérimée (mother of Prosper Mérimée). Philippe Pinel (1745 - 1826), named doctor in chief of Bicêtre in 1793, was devoted to the study of mental diseases and the revolution of their treatment, placing psychiatry on the level of a full medical discipline. He substituted chains and brutality for a gentle and philanthropic method. His main works are " Recherches et observations sur le traitement des aliénés " (1798), "Nosographie philosophique " (1798), and above all " Traité médico - philosophique sur l'aliénation mentale ou la manie " (1801). (some defects of use, some light waterstains, some spots).

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         Histoire générale des mathématiques depuis leur origine jusqu'à l'année 1808.

      P., F. Louis, 1810, 2 vol. in 8°, de 2ff-XXVIII-459pp., 2ff-533pp-1f., portrait litho. de l'auteur, pl. percal. chagrinée brune époque, dos lisse orné en long, bel exemplaire très frais. (ex-libris gravé Prof. Dr. Hubert de Martin) Première édition sous ce titre, l'auteur ayant publié en 1802 un Essai sur l'histoire générale des mathématiques. Rappelons que Bossut, célèbre mathématicien, collabora avec d'Alembert à la rédaction de la partie mathématiques de l'Encyclopédie. Les chapitres consacrés ici à l'histoire de la géométrie ancienne jusqu'à Ptolémée, ainsi que l'histoire de l'invention du calcul différentiel et intégral sont très intéressants. ¶ Poggendorff I/245. - DSB II p. 334/335 "Bossut's importance for the history of science lies in his rôle as a major contributor to european scientific education"

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        The Philosophy of Domestic Economy; as exemplified in the mode of warming, ventilating, washing, drying, & cooking,.. adopted in the Derbyshire General Infirmary...

      FIRST EDITION. The first successful attempt to provide rationally planned domestic services on a large scale. The Derbyshire Infirmary, completed c.1810, was famed for the advanced and effective nature of its technical services. These were designed by Sylvester himself, but the heating and ventilating system, later copied by others, was designed by Sylvester’s close friend William Strutt, who had installed hot air heating in his epoch-making Derby Mill of 1792/3, the first iron-framed building in the world.“In this book Sylvester gives an account of the project, fully describing the layout of the building from basement to attic together with the appliances employed. Chief amongst these is the air warming stove, for the Infirmary had a hot-air heating system similar to that in the Derby Mill. It was also renowned for its water closets with self-ventilating devices activated by the opening and closing of the door. The laundry and washing machines were both adapted from designs by Strutt for use in the processing of textiles...” (Elton Engineering Books, Catalogue 2). The Infirmary was unfortunately rebuilt in the 1890s and none of Sylvester's work survives. His book is thus the only record of this pioneer building.The book is dedicated to William Strutt, whose son Edward became Lord Belper. This is probably therefore the dedicatee’s own copy.This copy is bound with Rev. Samuel Pegge’s Sketch of the history of Bolsover and Peak Castles, in the county of Derby (1785), and White Watson’s Delineation of the strata of Derbyshire (1811).4to, 1 leaf (title), pp. ix [i.e. xi], 11, 62, engraved frontispiece of the Derbyshire General Infirmary and 10 detailed plates, erratum slip. Some foxing on the frontispiece and plates and offsetting on the title and last page. Bound with two other works (see below) in near-contemporary purple calf, sides panelled in blind and gilt, spine gilt (surface slightly rubbed), marbled edges and endpapers, a lovely copy. Armorial Belper bookplate (see below).

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        Album de gravures 19è

      - S.L., s.d. (vers 1810). In-4 (24 x 18 cm) plein maroquin vert souple, dos lisse à filets dorés, filet sur les plats, tranches dorées, 90 planches gravées à l'aquatinte d'après Le Poussin, Le Lorrain, Ruysdael, Dujardin, Teniers, Vanden Velde. gravées par Bacler d'Albe, A. Guyot, Baltard. Quelques rousseurs. Un manque de papier en bordure d'une gravure. Recueil de vues, antiquités, paysages, sujets gracieux, animaux, scènes pastorales, Rome, .etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Proceedings of a Gen.[eral] Court Martial held Fort George 1810 signed by Isaac Brock

      Fort George, UC, 1810. No binding. NO OTHER ORIGINAL BRITISH (CANADA) EARLY 1800's COURT MARTIAL DOCUMENT FOUND[20pp. with blank on recto of docket p.20] 20cm x 32cm (7-3/4 x 12-5/8 inches) A unique, rare and important piece of Canadian military history. This is the official 20 page 1810 report on the Court Martial of Private Alexander Waddle, at Fort George in Upper Canada, presided over and signed by Brigadier General Isaac Brock, President, and military commander of Upper Canada and soon to become the 'hero of Upper Canada' Counter-signed by the Governor of Canada, Sir James Henry Craig. Alexander Waddle of the 100th Regiment was convicted by Brock's 2 day court martial for desertion.The 20 foolscap pages (paper Britannia watermarked) was bound by a with a small piece of vellum in the top left corner with a green cord, now broken and loose. It was originally folded down the middle of the 12-5/8 inch length, now flat. A summary title docketing information on the final leaf, page 20, in very faint old red ink reads: 'Laid before the Prince Regent 23 March 1811' confirms the officially that it arrived in London at Horse Guards and formally presented.Condition: The paper is browned with some finger-marking and the text is written in two hands (2pp by Waddle of his defence). More soiling on the last couple of pages at the bottom. Page 18 has a very small pin hole likely from folding not affecting any hand-writing. Page 19 is blank and page 20 is in poor condition with doing, tears and a 1/4 hole in the center - no hand-writing affected. In good condition overall. Even a casual student of Brock and the beginnings of the War of 1812 will totally agree British desertions to USA were a serious and undermining concern that Brock faced in 1805 shortly after his arrival til his death in 1812.So little is known and written about this issue and in fact there appears to be no other court martial documents to be found from 1805 to 1820 relating to the British before and after the War of 1812 until now. The following comment promoting a CBC documentary I think summarizes the situation well, especially the last statement…When the War of 1812 was declared… Canada had 500,000 people (some of whom had recently been Americans) to America's seven million. Brock had only 1,600 troops to defend a 1,200 mile border. And he had the same worries Guy Carleton had had in 1774: Would the citizens fight the enemy or embrace them?"My situation is most critical," Brock wrote to the adjutant-general in Montreal, "not from anything the enemy can do but from the disposition of the people - the population, believe me, is essentially bad - a full belief possesses them all that this province must inevitably succumb... Most of the people have lost all confidence. I, however, speak loud and look big."It was difficult to look big given the state of affairs. To compound his problems there was rampant desertion in the Canadian militia, many of them going over to the Americans. Quoted from the People's History produced by CBC The account of the two day trial over the 28th and 29th of August 1810 begins with the formal warrant for the court martial 'from Sir James Henry Craig K.B. General and Commander of His Majesty's Forces in North America' and a reading of the charges.'Brigadier General Isaac Brock' as President, presided over the hearings. There were thirteen other officers who were members of the Court Martial some of which which included; Lieutenant Colonel John Vincent, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Ellice and J B Clegg performing the legal role of Judge Advocate.Major George Taylor who recounts the claims of a conspiracy masterminded by Waddle to escape into the 'States' using a canoe. There follows a vivid account of the pursuit of the escaping man to cross to the nearby island of Bois blanc. In his cross examination Waddle denies the charge against him. The account of Waddle's defence tells a different story of course. The verdict of the court found Waddle guilty with the sentence 'to be transported as a Felon for life.'This is signed: 'Isaac Brook B[rigadie]r Gen[era]l L[ord] Presid[en]t' also by Clegg and counter-signed: 'Approv'd J H Craig Gen[era]' and a 2 page "Defence" signed by Alex. Waddle.J.B. Glegg purchased the rank of captain in 1803. In 1810 Brock appointed John Baskerville (sometimes spelled Baskervyle) Glegg as his ADC. Glegg fought in the Battle of Queenston Heights and was praised for his role by Brock's successor, Major General Roger Sheaffe. As Brock's surviving ADC, as well as close friend, he had the principal role in arranging Brock's funeral on 16 October. Subsequently, he was appointed acting ADC to Sheaffe.General Sir James Henry Craig was a British military officer and colonial administrator. He arrived in Canada to take up the appointments of governor-in-chief and commander of the forces in October 1807-1811. He strongly supported Brock in strengthening the military for the expected War of 1812.Waddle returned to England before being transported to Tasmania aboard the Indefatigable in June 1812 where he appears to have prospered, being granted town allotments in Launceston, marrying and becoming a wealthy merchant, even presenting himself as a free man, finally dying in 1852 some forty years after the man who presided over his court martial.

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      [Mainly New York, Philadelphia, and Boston. ca. 1795-1810]. - [38]pp. Folio. Modern backstrip over contemporary marbled paper- covered boards, spine label and endpapers renewed. Corners worn, boards rubbed. Minor foxing and toning, some dampstaining. The second page of "The Moment is Sad" is lacking, but otherwise a complete offering. Good. A wonderful collection of early American sheet music, mostly American imprints, most printed on two pages. The printers of these early sheets include some of the most notable names of the period, such as Hewitt, Graupner, Blake, and Paff. Dichter & Shapiro, in the Introduction to their EARLY AMERICAN SHEET MUSIC, include these four publishers in a list of names they deem "eminently worth while." The highlights of the songs within the book are as follows: Michael Fortune. "Jefferson & Liberty. A New Song. To the Air of Jefferson's March." Philadelphia. 1801. First edition. The most notable music sheet in this collection. Fortune, an Irish immigrant, wrote the song to commemorate Jefferson's election and sent Jefferson a copy of the song. The music was published by the first American antiquarian bookseller, N.G. Dufief, who at the time he published this was trying to sell Jefferson Benjamin Franklin's library for the Library of Congress. For whatever reasons (jealousy? self-interest?) Jefferson turned him down, and Dufief later auctioned it, in 1803. Perhaps Dufief hoped to advance his sale by sponsoring this publication. Very rare, with only one copy listed in OCLC, at Oxford University. Wolf 4607. Shaw & Shoemaker 734. "The Downfall of Paris." Boston. [1806]. First state, with no page number. One printed page of music, with no lyrics. Wolfe 2737. "The Battle of the Nile: A Favorite Patriotic Song." Philadelphia. [ca. 1804]. First printing by this publisher. A paean to Nelson's victory over Napoleon in Egypt. Wolfe 461. Mozart. "Away with Melancholy." New York. [ca. 1795]. An early printing of this song, an excerpt from THE MAGIC FLUTE. Sonneck & Upton, p.35. Edward Smith Briggs. "A Hindustani Girls Song. Tis thy will and I must leave thee." New York. [ca. 1800]. "Soon a british fair will charm thee, thou, alas! Her smiles must woo / but tho' she to rapture warm thee, don't forget thy poor HIN-DOO." Sonneck & Upton, p. 188. [Pierre Gaveaux]. "La Pipe de Tabac. A Favorite French Song." New York. [ca. 1800]. Not in Wolfe. Sonneck & Upton, p. 332. [Pierre Gaveaux]. "The Dish of Tea or Ladies Answer to the Pipe Tabac." [New York. 1802]. Wolfe 2896. Sonneck & Upton, p. 110.

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        A Treatise on Courts Martial; Also an Essay on Military Punishments and Rewards.

      J. Cundee, London, 1810, hardcover, Book Condition: Fair. Front board is detached and missing. Endpaper is stamped w/ Marine Corps Library stamp. Cardslot on rear pastedown., 8th EditionFair. Front board is detached and missing. Endpaper is stamped w/. Marine Corps Library stamp. Cardslot on rear pastedown.. Very small dampstain on lower exterior page edge. Some interior pages are lightly foxed, and page 79 is torn horizontally with both halves still tightly bound. Stitching is straight and sound. Title page is signed by Gen. Persifor Smith and A. H. Obrien. .

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        Manifiesto del Gobierno y Municipalidad de Montevideo a sus Habitantes.

      En la Real Imprenta de Niños Expósitos, Buenos Ayres 1810 - 3 pp. 20 cm. 1 folded sheet. Dated Montevideo, May 25, 1810. Zinny calls the lack of a signature at the bottom of the proclamation remarkable, as is its printing in Buenos Aires, but issued by the City Administration of Montevideo to calm its citizens at the time of the formation of the provisional junta in Buenos Aires. OCLC shows only two copies: JCB and Berkeley. Also at BN Espana and BL. Furlong: III, 1917. Zinny: Bibliografía histórica p.41: No. 9. Medina: Vireinato Río de la Plata 767. Not in Fors. Margins repaired, a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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