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        Life of Commodore Preble. (Half Title)

      n.p, n.d. (ca. 1810.). Hand colored frontispiece engraving. 30 pp. Howes 192 assigns a date of “ca. 1807," as does Sabin 65003. This is a beautiful copy of a scarce pamphlet, published with only a half title, rebound in antique style quarter calf over marbled boards. Pencil notes on the last page of this pamphlet appear to be those of legendary Maine bookseller Francis O'Brien. Scarce, not in Smith.

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        Bachlandschaft mit Holzsteg, auf dem ein Angler steht, mit großen Laubbäumen an beiden Seiten des Ufers.

      . Aquarell, über schwarzer Kreide, auf festem Bütten, verso mit brauner Feder monogrammiert und mit Nummer versehen "J C. H." sowie "N. 235"; auf Albumblatt montiert. 40,2:30,5 cm.HH." Provenienz: Sammlung K.E. Hasse (1810-1902), Leipzig Lugt 860, vererbt an Tochter und Schwiegersohn, Göthingen.. Seine erste künstlerische Ausbildung erhielt der Schweizer Maler Johann Caspar Huber bei H. Wuest (1741-1821) in Zürich. 1773 hielt er sich in Basel, 1774 in Straßburg auf und war anschließend bis 1778 für J.A.B. Nothnagels (1729-1804) Tapetenfabrik in Frankfurt am Main tätig. Um sich künstlerisch weiterzubilden, besuchte er 1778 die Akademie in Düsseldorf, 1783/1784 die in Amsterdam. Anschließend hielt er sich bis 1789 in Düsseldorf auf, wo er sich verheiratete und zum Mitglied der Kunstakademie ernannt wurde. Seit 1789 war er wieder in Zürich ansässig. Nach seiner Übersiedlung nach Zürich war Huber ein geschätzter Landschaftsmaler. Zudem bemalte er für verschiedene Züricher Häuser Leinwandtapeten.

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        The Quarterly Review. February & May 1810. Vol. III [Nos. V-VI]

      London Printed. New York: Reprinted for Ezra Sargeant, 1810. First American Edition. [vi], 438 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary acid calf. Joints rubbed, label chipped. Southey on Nelson: First American Edition This early, interesting volume of the celebrated Quarterly Review is notable for the essay on Nelson by Robert Southey at pp. 218-262, reviewing four biographies. Southey wrote to Charles Danvers, 14 December 1809: "Yesterday I received a letter from Gifford requesting me to review the great life of Nelson, and offering me 20 guineas a sheet to do it .... The Life of Nelson is by Stainer Clark, whose ... laying unhallowed hands upon such a subject, I am desired not to spare." Editor William Gifford was "driven by circumstances to some omissions" as he wrote to Southey, but Murray subsequently reprinted the essay in its entirety as a separate book (1813). It is now recognized as one of the gems of English prose. Also in this volume are Southey's review of Vason's "Authentic Narrative of Four Years' Residence at Tongataboo, one of the Friendly Islands, in the South Sea", a contemporary notice of Ricardo's first separate publication, "The High Price of Bullion ...", and several contributions on travel and exploration by John Barrow. Discussing Dentrecasteaux's "Voyage à la Recherche de la Pérouse", Barrow doubts the existence of cannibals (p. 38), a conviction subsequently repeated in other articles. Barrow's review of Staunton's "Ta Tsing Leu Lee; being the Fundamental Laws, and a Selection from the Supplementary Statutes of the Penal Code of China" begins "This is an extraordniary book in every point of view ... the first book which has ever been translated immediately from the Chinese character into the English language." Elsewhere, rather disingenuosly, Barrow reviews a French translation of his "Voyage to Cochinchina". WITH several reviews by Sir Walter SCOTT: "Fatal Revenge: or the Family of Montorio: a Romance", Evans' "Old Ballads", Aikin's "Essays on Song Writing", and Evans' "Vocal Poetry" (Todd & Bowden 49A for the London edition). The reviews of Holford's "Wallace: or, the Flight of Falkirk. A Metrical Romance", pp. 63-69, and "Pursuits of Agriculture, a Satirical Poem, in Three Cantos" are also attributed to Scott. "The Lady of the Lake" is reviewed by George Ellis at pp. 492-517.

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        The Pleasures of Memory with Other Poems

      London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1810. New edition, first with these illustrations. Numerous vignette engravings by Clennell after Stothard. [vii], 167, [1] pp. T. Bensley Printer, printed entirely on INDIA PAPER. 1 vols. 8vo. Quarter contemporary morocco and marbled boards. Spine rubbed, some light foxing throughout. On India Paper One of only a few copies on India paper. Inscribed on the title-page "A Present / From the Author / to / T.J. Mathias." Thomas James Mathias (1754?-1835) was a poet and Italian scholar. Rogers writes of him in Table Talk. With an autograph letter, signed ("Saml Rogers"), from the author to Mathias, mentioning the India paper edition: "... wood-cuts, which poor Hoppner saw and admired exceedingly ... To do them justice I have printed off a few copies on India paper." Ray says of Stothard's illustrations for this work that "they are among the best wood engravings of the early nineteenth century." They were engraved by Luke Clennell, one of Bewick's most gifted students. With a note on the front pastedown that this copy was bought from Mathias' estate in Naples in 1836 by P. Faulkner.

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        The Quarterly Review. February & May 1810. Vol. III [Nos. V-VI]

      London Printed. New York: Reprinted for Ezra Sargeant, 1810. First American Edition. [vi], 438 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary acid calf. Joints rubbed, label chipped. Southey on Nelson: First American Edition This early, interesting volume of the celebrated Quarterly Review is notable for the essay on Nelson by Robert Southey at pp. 218-262, reviewing four biographies. Southey wrote to Charles Danvers, 14 December 1809: "Yesterday I received a letter from Gifford requesting me to review the great life of Nelson, and offering me 20 guineas a sheet to do it .... The Life of Nelson is by Stainer Clark, whose ? laying unhallowed hands upon such a subject, I am desired not to spare." Editor William Gifford was "driven by circumstances to some omissions" as he wrote to Southey, but Murray subsequently reprinted the essay in its entirety as a separate book (1813). It is now recognized as one of the gems of English prose.Also in this volume are Southey's review of Vason's "Authentic Narrative of Four Years' Residence at Tongataboo, one of the Friendly Islands, in the South Sea", a contemporary notice of Ricardo's first separate publication, "The High Price of Bullion ?", and several contributions on travel and exploration by John Barrow. Discussing Dentrecasteaux's "Voyage à la Recherche de la Pérouse", Barrow doubts the existence of cannibals (p. 38), a conviction subsequently repeated in other articles. Barrow's review of Staunton's "Ta Tsing Leu Lee; being the Fundamental Laws, and a Selection from the Supplementary Statutes of the Penal Code of China" begins "This is an extraordniary book in every point of view ? the first book which has ever been translated immediately from the Chinese character into the English language." Elsewhere, rather disingenuosly, Barrow reviews a French translation of his "Voyage to Cochinchina".WITH several reviews by Sir Walter SCOTT: "Fatal Revenge: or the Family of Montorio: a Romance", Evans' "Old Ballads", Aikin's "Essays on Song Writing", and Evans' "Vocal Poetry" (Todd & Bowden 49A for the London edition). The reviews of Holford's "Wallace: or, the Flight of Falkirk. A Metrical Romance", pp. 63-69, and "Pursuits of Agriculture, a Satirical Poem, in Three Cantos" are also attributed to Scott. "The Lady of the Lake" is reviewed by George Ellis at pp. 492-517.

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        "Porta Saracinesca Segni".

      . Bleistift, aquarelliert, auf festem Zeichenpapier, auf Untersatz montiert und dort rechts unten wohl signiert "Corrodi - Rom". 10,2:23 cm. Literatur: Chr. Steinhoff: Salomon Corrodi und seine Zeit 1810-1892. Ein Schweizer Künstlerleben im 19. Jahrhundert, Fehraltorf 1992, vgl. 5Z; hier zeigt der Künstler dieselbe Mauer von der entgegengesetzten Seite.. Goethe zeichnete auf seiner italienischen Reise ein ganz ähnliches Zyklopenmauerwerk. Auch L Richter (1803-1887) und C. Wagner (1804-1867) studierten bei einer gemeinsamen Wanderung am 20. September 1824 dasselbe Motiv in Palästrina, nicht weit von Olevano gelegen (vgl. Kat. 87, Gemälde Ölstudien und Zeichnungen, Nr. 41 a & b, Galerie Joseph Fach, Frankfurt am Main 2005). Bereits 1832 erreichte Corrodi über Genua und Pisa Rom, wo er sich in F.L. Catels (1778-1856) Atelier ausbildete und bald auch zu der von ihm am meisten bevorzugten Malweise, der Aquarelltechnik, fand. In Rom, wo er fast sein gesamtes Leben verbrachte, wurde er von hochgestellten Persönlichkeiten wie z.B. Zar Nikolaus protegiert und war sehr erfolgreich. Auch das englische Königshaus kaufte zahlreiche seiner Werke. Corrodis Haus in Rom war bis zu seinem Tod beliebter Treffpunkt u.a. seiner Schweizer Landsleute.

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        A Famous Newfoundland Dog

      F. Buffa & Sons, Amsterdam 1810 - Mezzotint printed in colors. Several expertly repaired tears in the left margin, repaired split at bottom platemark. Charles Hodges was born in London and was a pupil of John Raphael Smith. He worked from 1788 as a print dealer between the London and Amsterdam markets, settling permanently in Amsterdam in 1794. Henry Chalon, coincidentally, was born in London to Dutch parents - his father, Jan Chalon, was an etcher. In 1793, Chalon was given the honorary title of Animal Painter to the Dutchess of York. He specialized in horses and dogs, and exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy from 1792 until shortly before his death. Judy Egerton, The Paul Mellon Collection: British Sporting & Animal Paintings, 1655-1867 , London, 1978, page 223; Henry Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints , London, 1925, pages 85-93.

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        Code d'instruction criminelle. Edition originale et seule officielle.

      - Paris, Imprimerie impériale, 1810. In-16, plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisse orné de compartiments richement dorés, pièce de titre de veau vert, tranches mouchetées, (4), 323 p. table incluse. Edition originale in-16°. Envisagé dès 1801, le Code d’instruction criminelle a été promulgué le 16 novembre 1808. Il renferme le recueil de textes juridiques organisant la procédure pénale en France. Pages 187 à 323: table alphabétique des matières avec la définition des termes utilisés. Rare. Aucun exemplaire recensé de cette édition originale in-16°: manque à la BnF, au CCFr et à Oclc. Bon exemplaire, imprimé sur Hollande, bien relié à l'époque. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sketches in Verse

      Philadelphia: printed for C. & A. Conrad by Smith & Maxwell, 1810. First edition. Engraved endpiece. [iii-]viii, [9-]184 pp. Original boards, neatly rebacked to style using early cloth, paper label. Some soiling, pp. 75-6 with repair to void in outer blank margin, with no loss to text, some light surface soiling and occasional spotting or toning. Provenance: Konik (indistinct signature); Congressman Charles Miner with his signature on upper cover, inscription on title dated 1822; E. Worthington Conard (Westchester, Pa., inscription). First edition of a scarce work, edited by "the father of American Belles-Lettres" (T. Dwight). This is an early issue: a later issue seems to have been published in about 1819, which included an engraved additional title and two plates. More correctly, this work marks the first appearance in book form of many of the pieces, for as Joseph Dennie notes in the 'Preface', "most of the following 'Sketches' have already appeared in The Port Folio": which was arguably the first important political and literary journal in the United States which Dennie edited. Dennie "was an American author and journalist who was one of the foremost men of letters of the Federalist Era." A Federalist, Dennie is best remembered for his series of essays entitled The Lay Preacher and as the founding editor of the afore-mentioned Port Folio, a journal with classical republican values. Port Folio was the most highly regarded and successful literary publication of its time, and the first important political and literary journal in the United States. Timothy Dwight IV referred to Dennie as "the Addison of America" and "the father of American Belles-Lettres." Rose (1776-1842) is an interesting figure. He was the proprietor and first major developer of Silver Lake Township, Pa. (he owned 140,000 acres at one point); he is also credited for much of the development of Susquehanna County, Pa., and was active in attempts to help Irish immigrant families and as an abolitionist.

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        Four original watercolors for Marmion, Lay of the Minstrel and Lady of the Lake

      1810. 4 watercolors on artist's board, with copies of the published engravings made from the watercolors included. Approx 9 x 7 inches. Small chip to lower right corner of one watercolor to Marmion, else fine. Matted. Four original watercolors for illustrations to the John Sharpe editions of Scott's Lay of the Minstrel, Marmion, and Lady of the Lake. Westall (1765-1836) was a successful painter and illustrator of the neo-Classical and Romantic eras, known for his portraits of Byron and other authors and his book illustrations to, among many, the works of Scott and Shakespeare.

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        Amoroso; a Novel, in Two Volumes, Founded on fact

      London: Printed by and For T. Collins and Son (...) and Sold by Cradock and Joy,, 1810. 2 volumes bound in one, duodecimo (187 x 108 mm). Old marbled paper boards, rebacked with brown buckram. General foxing, paper flaws in lower blank margin of C4 and G2, title of volume II repaired at foot, occasional staining. A tall, uncut copy. Volume I first edition sheets with a reissued title page (?), volume II first edition. A very rare novel: no copy in British and Irish institutional libraries and only two copies recorded in OCLC (Yale and UCLA); not in Sadleir or Wolff. Garside, Raven & Schöwerling (The English Novel 1770-1829) note a first edition of volume I dated 1809, as does the database British Fiction 1800-1829. Amoroso is a melodramatic moral tale masking itself with a racy title. There is an amusing pencilled note (volume I p. 46) commenting on the destruction of the Worthington family: "Bravo! He kills them off wholesale".

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        A Picturesque Voyage to India, by the Way of China

      London: Longman, Hurst [&c.], 1810. First edition. 50 hand-colored aquatint plates on thick paper after T. and W. Daniell, each plate with one accompanying leaf of text. Folio. Contemporary half Russia and marbled boards. Front joint repaired, light wear to corners, light foxing to a few plates. "Thomas Daniell played an instrumental role in graphically documenting a wide geographical and cultural range of sites across the Indian subcontinent, travelling more extensively than any of his contemporary colonial artists, and earning him the title 'artist-adventurer'" (ODNB).Thomas Daniell, accompanied by his nephew William, left England on the China-bound Indiaman in 1785, returning to England by way of India in 1794. The journey, financed in part by the sale of oil paintings of their travels, was documented in William's journal and by the publication of Oriental Scenery in 1795-1808 and the A Picturesque Voyage to India, by the Way of China in 1810. The album opens with the Indiaman's departure from Gravesend, a stop at Madiera, and a rough turn around the Cape of Good Hope. The majority of the views depict native life in Java (including shark fishing) and nautical scenes along the Chinese coast and Canton River, with some scenes of Chinese dress and manners.

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        Fairburn's Second Edition of Magna Charta; With the Petition of Right Also the Bill of Rights, of the People of England With an Engraved Frontispiece of Sir Francis Burdett, Bart M P and his Letter to the Speaker of the House of Commons &c

      London: Published by John Fairburn, 146, Minories, 1810. Modern green wraps, the original self-stabbed wraps bound in, the title and last leaf quite darkened; with the Burdett frontispiece, here hand-colored Second edition of Fairburn's English translation of King John's Magna Charta, among the first to be made following Blackstone's scholarly edition in Latin some decades previously, complemented by the Petition of Right and the English Bill of Rights

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        Armuth, Reichthum, Schuld und Buße der Gräfin Dolores. Eine wahre Geschichte zur lehrreichen Unterhaltung armer Fräulein. Mit Melodien.,

      Berlin, Realschulbuchhandlung (1810). - 348, 416 S. und 4 gefaltete Musikbeilagen (mit Noten), OHNE DIE GESTOCHENEN ORIGINAL-TITELBLÄTTER (Titelblätter in Nachdruck / Kopie mit eingebunden), Papier teils etwas braun-/stockfleckig, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, breitrandig, unbeschnitten und teils unaufgeschnitten, Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 700 8°., sauber und fachmännisch neu eingebunden in Halbleinen, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Picturesque Voyage to India, by the Way of China

      London: Longman, Hurst [&c.], 1810. First edition. 50 hand-colored aquatint plates on thick paper after T. and W. Daniell, each plate with one accompanying leaf of text. Folio. Contemporary half Russia and marbled boards. Front joint repaired, light wear to corners, light foxing to a few plates. "Thomas Daniell played an instrumental role in graphically documenting a wide geographical and cultural range of sites across the Indian subcontinent, travelling more extensively than any of his contemporary colonial artists, and earning him the title 'artist-adventurer'" (ODNB). Thomas Daniell, accompanied by his nephew William, left England on the China-bound Indiaman in 1785, returning to England by way of India in 1794. The journey, financed in part by the sale of oil paintings of their travels, was documented in William's journal and by the publication of Oriental Scenery in 1795-1808 and the A Picturesque Voyage to India, by the Way of China in 1810. The album opens with the Indiaman's departure from Gravesend, a stop at Madiera, and a rough turn around the Cape of Good Hope. The majority of the views depict native life in Java (including shark fishing) and nautical scenes along the Chinese coast and Canton River, with some scenes of Chinese dress and manners.

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        Four original watercolors for Marmion, Lay of the Minstrel and Lady of the Lake

      1810. 4 watercolors on artist's board, with copies of the published engravings made from the watercolors included. Approx 9 x 7 inches. Small chip to lower right corner of one watercolor to Marmion, else fine. Matted. Four original watercolors for illustrations to the John Sharpe editions of Scott's Lay of the Minstrel, Marmion, and Lady of the Lake. Westall (1765-1836) was a successful painter and illustrator of the neo-Classical and Romantic eras, known for his portraits of Byron and other authors and his book illustrations to, among many, the works of Scott and Shakespeare.

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        The Lady of the Lake

      Edinburgh: Printed for John Ballantyne ... and Longman ... by James Ballantyne and Co, 1810. First edition. Engraved frontispiece portrait by Heath after Saxon. [viii], 290, cxxix, [i] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Contemporary blue straight-grained morocco, covers tooled in gilt and blind with wide outer border, spine in six compartments, a.e.g. Light wear to extremities, small scuff to spine, a very pretty copy.

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        Autograph endorsement signed ("Np") on a Document from the Ministry of War, reporting on the need of surgical supplies for the 3me Corps in Spain

      St. Cloud, 1810. On a one-page document, "Rapport présenté à sa Majesté l'Empereur et Roi", signed by the "Ministre-Directeur", [Paris], 27 juin, 1810. 1 vols. Folo. Some very slight soiling, otherwise very good. Handsomely mounted and framed. Napoleon Cuts Surgical Instruments On this document requesting, among other surgical supplies for the army in Spain, "3 caisses d'instruments à - amputation", Napoleon has penned this brief order: "Envoyez seulement deux (2) caisses. "St. Cloud le 30 juin 1810".

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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

      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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        Simon's Essay on Irish Coins, and of the Currency of Foreign Monies in Ireland; with Mr. Snelling's Supplement: also an additional plate containing nineteen coins, never before published

      Dublin: Printed for the Editors by G.A. Procter, 1810. Second edition. Cloth. A very good copy, faintly sunned spine, spine ends rubbed, small chip at corner of title, page, contemporary corrections to two parts of the initial advertisement, scattered foxing and some offsetting on plates, small bookseller's gold and black label on lower front pastedown. 4to. Illus. with 12 b/w plates. Originally printed by S. Powell for the author in 1749. Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 20113.

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        Sketches in Verse

      Philadelphia: printed for C. & A. Conrad by Smith & Maxwell, 1810 - First edition of a scarce work, edited by "the father of American Belles- Lettres" (T. Dwight). This is an early issue: a later issue seems to have been published in about 1819, which included an engraved additional title and two plates. More correctly, this work marks the first appearance in book form of many of the pieces, for as Joseph Dennie notes in the 'Preface', "most of the following 'Sketches' have already appeared in The Port Folio": which was arguably the first important political and literary journal in the United States which Dennie edited. Dennie "was an American author and journalist who was one of the foremostmen of letters of theFederalist Era." A Federalist, Dennie is best remembered for his series of essays entitled The Lay Preacher and as the founding editor of the afore-mentioned Port Folio, a journal with classical republican values.Port Folio was the most highly regarded and successful literary publication of its time, and the first important political and literary journal in the United States.Timothy Dwight IV referred to Dennie as "theAddison of America" and "the father of AmericanBelles-Lettres." Rose (1776-1842) is an interesting figure. He was the proprietor and first major developer of Silver Lake Township, Pa. (he owned 140,000 acres at one point); he is also credited for much of the development of Susquehanna County, Pa., and was active in attempts to help Irish immigrant families and as an abolitionist First edition. Engraved endpiece. [iii-]viii, [9-]184 pp. Original boards, neatly rebacked to style using early cloth, paper label. Some soiling, pp. 75-6 with repair to void in outer blank margin, with no loss to text, some light surface soiling and occasional spotting or toning. Provenance: Konik (indistinct signature); Congressman Charles Miner with his signature on upper cover, inscription on title dated 1822; E. Worthington Conard (Westchester, Pa., inscription). Shaw & Shoemker 21241 (9 copies): OCLC 504231552 (1 copy) & 771695841 (1 copy); Sabin 67377 (without engraved plates); Wegelin 1120 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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        Autograph letter.

      N. p., 7. VIII. 1810. - 4to. 3 pp. With autogr. address. A fine letter to his sister Pauline Périer-Lagrange. Only a few days after being named an auditor with the Conseil d'État on August 3, 1810, Stendhal is pleased to report about his initial experience with this new position: "Tout va au mieux, ma chère amie, un homme inabordable m'a donné un audacieux entrainement favorable". Nevertheless he deplores his own financial situation by mentioning his continuing dependency on the fatherly support: "Malheureusement je suis au bout de mon trésor et dans cette aventure my father lends me four hundred Livres. une goutte d'eau au milieu d'un faible espoir". - Small damage to fol. 2 due to breaking the seal.

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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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        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 dominot?); 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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        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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