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        The Travels of Mirza Abu Taleb Khan in Asia, Africa, and Europe During the Years 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, and 1803

      fair to poor Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme London 1810 First? First? 320 & 418, 2-vol. set, frontis illus., both boards v.1 separated, front bd v.2 separated & rear bd mostly separated, bds/spines quite worn substantial foxing to text. Translated from the Persian language text.

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        An Account of Expeditions to the Sources of the Mississippi, and through the western parts of Louisiana, to the sources of the Arkansaw, Kans, La Platte, and Pierre Jaun Rivers . during the years 1805, 1806, and 1807. And a tour through the interior parts of New Spain . in the year 1807

      Printed by John Binns, published by C. & A. Conrad, & Co. of Philadelphia, Somervell & Conrad of Petersborough. Bonsal, Conrad, & Co. of Norfolk, and Fielding Lucas Jr. of Baltimore, Philadelphia 1810 - Contemporary tree calf boards, rebacked in modern calf and retaining original gilt morocco spine label. One of the most important of all American travel narratives: the first edition of the report of the first United States government expedition to the Southwest, including an account of Pike's exploration of the headwaters of the Arkansas and Red rivers, the sources of the Mississippi River, and the Spanish settlements in New Mexico. Pike's narrative stands with those of Lewis and Clark, and Long, as the most important of early books on western exploration and as a cornerstone of Western Americana. "In 1805, Pike was given the difficult assignment of conducting a reconnaissance of the upper Mississippi region. He was ordered to explore the headwaters of that river, to purchase sites from the Indians for further military posts, and to bring a few influential chiefs back to St. Louis for talks. The trip was only moderately successful as a mission to the tribes, but Pike was able to convey important geographical information to President Jefferson and other Washington officials. On Pike's second expedition, 1806-1807, he was assigned to explore the head-waters of the Arkansas River, then proceed south and descend the Red River from its source . Pike and his men were taken into custody by a Spanish patrol, and Pike was able to observe many areas in New Mexico, Chihuahua, and Texas . His book created interest in the Southwest and stimulated the expansionist movement in Texas" (Hill). The maps were the first to exhibit a geographic knowledge of the Southwest based on first-hand exploration and are considered "milestones in the mapping of the American West" (Wheat). "The description of Texas is excellent" (Streeter, Texas). Bradford 4415; Braislin 1474; Field 1217; Graff 3290; Hill (2004) 1357; Howes P373; Jones 743; Rittenhouse 467; Sabin 62836; Streeter Sale 3125; Streeter Texas 1047C; Wagner-Camp 9:1; Wheat Transmississippi 297, 298, 299. 8vo. (8 3/8 x 5 1/4 inches). Stipple-engraved India paper proof portrait frontispiece of Pike by Edwin, 6 engraved maps (5 folding), 3 folding letterpress tables. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        TA TSING LEU LEE; being the fundamental laws, and a selection from the supplementary statutes, of the penal code of China

      London, printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1810.originally printed and published in Pekin, ... under the sanction, and by the asuthority. of the several emperors of the Ta Tsing, or present dynasty. Translated from the Chinese, and accompanied with an appendix, consisting of authentic documents, and a few occasional notes, illustrative of the subject of the work. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1810, 4to, 295 x 230 mm, 11½ x 9 inches, frontispiece is a facsimile of the title page of the latest edition of the Ta Tsing Leu Lee published in the year 1805 the 10th year of the reigning Emperor Kia KIng, pages: title page, dedication to John Barrow, lxxvi, 1 - 582 including Appendix and Index, last page is Errata plus (2) adverts. Handsomely rebound in full calf, maroon gilt lettered label, heavily gilt decorated spine, gilt decorated borders to covers, heavy cream endpapers, housed in a plain brown slip case. Frontispiece lightly browned and foxed with a couple of small damp stains at inner edge, faint offsetting onto title page, small blind library stamp to top margin of title page, next 4 leaves and last 4 leaves, small damp stain and light foxing to fore - edge margin of pages xvii - xxiv, closed tear to margin of xlvii, neatly repaired, a few pages lightly foxed, mainly to margins, otherwise a very good clean tight sturdy copy. The Laws of China with the punishments for breaking them. This is the first book translated from Chinese into English. See: Bjorn Lowendahl, China Illustrata Nova 1777 - 1877, Volume 2, page 60; Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica, Volume 1 page 546 - 547. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Le Cabinet du Jeune Naturaliste ou Tableau Intéressantes de l'Histoire des Animaux

      Maradan, Paris 1810 - Six volumes, octavo, engraved frontispiece and title to each volume, 65 engraved plates; fine, uncut, in original bright pink wrappers with original paper spine labels. Exquisite natural history for young people. The first French edition of Thomas Smith's exquisite natural history for young people. An immaculate set, in completely original condition. Gumuchian reports that this original edition was such a success that successive editions appeared in the years that followed. This production stands apart from other juvenile natural history primers for the fineness of its engravings, which are of exceptional quality. Some four hundred and thirty species of fish, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds are described, sixty-five of which are illustrated. The description of 'le kanguro' is interesting because it records and describes a number of live specimens in Europe, including those at the royal gardens at Richmond, 'un couple de très beaux kanguros' at an exposition at Exeter-Change of 1806, as well as 'une très belle variété' which had arrived in England on the frigate Lady Barlow. The description is accompanied by an engraving of a man boxing a kangaroo. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Sale of English-Beauties in the East Indies

      circa, London 1810 - Etching with original handcolouring, 332 x 225 mm. (image size); in fine condition, with title intact, framed. Satire on the marriage market. Superb caricature satirising the shortage of marriageable women in the East Indies. The eighteenth century saw a massive expansion of British trading operations in India with numerous trading posts established along the coasts and large expatriate communities developing in Calcutta, Bombay and Madras. With the escalation in English colonial activity, and the resultant vast increase in the size of the English community, the lack of wives for the traders became an acute problem. Stories abound of widows receiving marriage proposals at their husbands' funerals. The scene here shows the intense interest on the docks following the arrival of a boatload of marriageable women from London. Corpulent colonials and turbaned locals alike tweak and prod the ladies, like so much livestock, whilst a punctilious auctioneer asks for bids. In the background a singularly obese woman is sitting on a set of scales, slightly outweighing a barrel inscribed 'Lack of Rupees'. At the far right some sorrowful women are filing into a warehouse 'for unsaliable (sic) goods from Europe'. This scarce image was executed circa 1810, and is closely based on an earlier James Gillray aquatint cartoon of 1786 which is of even greater rarity. Rowlandson was a close friend of Gillray, and his revival of the image showed that the joke was still current, even if the fashions on display had been updated. The image is a neat counterpoint to Cruikshank's later cartoon on an opposite theme, the shortage of women in Britain now that so many have emigrated (see catalogue number XXX).

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        TRAVELS OF MIRZA ABU TALEB KHAN, in Asia, Africa, and Europe, during the years 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, and 1803. Written by himself, in the Persian language. Translated by Charles Stewart.

      London, printed by R. Watts, Broxbourn, Herts: and sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, London, 1810.FIRST EDITION 1810, translated by Charles Stewart, 2 volumes, complete set. 8vo, approximately 230 x 140 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, engraved portrait frontispiece of the author by W. Bond after J. Northcote, R.A., pages: (2), viii, (16), 320; (2), 418, (2) - adverts, complete with half - titles, bound in the original blue paper boards, spines amateurishly rebacked at some time in buff paper and crudely hand - lettered in ink. Spines darkened and slightly chipped at head and tail, covers lightly spotted, corners slightly worn, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, portrait lightly foxed in margins, offset onto title page, title page in Volume I reinserted, light brown spotting and light staining to margins throughout, very occasionally affecting text, but in no way obscuring it, 2 lower corners torn off, no loss of text, small closed tear to 3 margins, 2 leaves in Volume II chipped and worn at fore - edges, not affecting text. A good working copy. Abu Taleb Khan (1752 - 1806) was born in Lucknow after his father, a Turk born in Isfahan, had fled the tyranny of Nadir Shah of Persia and taken refuge in India. After problems with his employment in Calcutta, Abu Taleb is encouraged by an English friend to accompany him on a trip to England. This he does setting off in 1799, stopping off at the Cape of Good Hope on the way and landing first at Cork and taking lodgings in Dublin. Next he settles in London and in 12 chapters describes at length the city, England, the English and their character, manners and customs, government, system of justice, recreations, entertainments, finances (deploring the National Debt), science and the arts, he also relates the rise of Napoleon and Nelson' s successes. He has many aristocratic friends who offer him hospitality as a "Persian Prince", he attends the Lord Mayor's Feast, and is presented at court to George III and Queen Charlotte. In 1803 Abu Taleb returns to India spending some time in Paris and Lyon, describing both and disparaging French cuisine. He goes by ship from Marseilles to Genoa and then to Livorno where he narrowly escapes assassination. Finally he reaches Turkey via Malta, and is received graciously by the British Ambassador in Constantinople. The last 6 chapters recount his overland journey from Turkey, through Iraq visiting many towns including Baghdad and making pilgrimages to the Shia shrines at Kerbela and Nejif. Finally he takes a ship from Basra down the Persian Gulf to Bombay where he is received by the Governor who arranges his passage to Bengal. On this prolonged journey home he still describes in some detail the manners and customs of people he meets, the towns and cities he visits, his voyages by river and sea, often enlivened by anecdotes or brief histories such as that of the Wahhabis. Cox, Travel, Volume III, page 108: "He was amazed and delighted with Ireland, and no less pleased with the 10,000 oriental MSS at the Bodleian. The curiosities at the British Museum received careful attention as well. He notes with disapproval the fact that in London prostitutes lived on streets with such virtuous names as Providence Street, Modest Court... He greatly admired England's progress in manufactures." MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Collection complète des portraits des Grands-Aigles et des Grands Officiers de la Légion d'Honneur dédiée aux Grands-Aigles et aux Grands-Officiers de la Légion

      chez l'auteur 1810 - In-8 relié, 8 ff. [page de titre et calendrier de l’année], 119 planches, demi-chagrin noir, pièce de titre au dos. Rarissime réunion de 119 portraits en buste des plus importants personnages de l'épopée impériale: Napoléon 1er, Joseph Napoléon, Louis Napoléon, Alexandre 1er, Maximilien-Joseph, Poniatowski, Ney, Oudinot, etc. Certaines planches contiennent quelques informations biographiques. Gravés au pointillé, les portraits sont de Marie-Françoise Constance Meyer, ou Mayer (1776-1821), fine miniaturiste du début du XIXe siècle, Mlle de Noireterre, Mme le Suire, etc. Mlle Meyer fut l'élève de Greuze et de Prud'hon, puis devint la maîtresse de ce dernier. D'une grande sensibilité, elle se donna la mort chez lui après un mot malheureux de son amant. 11 portraits sont tirés avant la lettre, avec la légende imprimée sur une serpente, Seul 1 portrait n'est pas légendé, celui de Frédéric VI, roi du Danemark et de Norvège. Le style des portraits est assez varié: parfois saisissants de réalisme, ils sont pour certains personnages légèrement chargés. Ils n'ont en tout cas rien de stéréotypés et sont particulièrement ressemblants. Quelques rousseurs éparses, très belle reliure. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise on the Statute of Limitations

      Printed for J. Butterworth, London 1810 - Octavo, with armorial bookplate of Barron Field; a very good copy in a handsome contemporary calf binding with elegant blind tooling. From the library of Barron Field with his bookplate. A significant contemporary legal text and pleasing association copy from the library of one of Australia's first civilian judges, first magistrate of the Supreme Court of Van Diemen's Land and Australia's first published poet. William Ballantine, Barrister and member of the Temple Bar published this definitive text in 1810, and it would have been a significant and useful work in Field's legal library, at a time when he was working on his important Analysis of Blackstone's Commentaries (London, 1811). In May 1816 was appointed to replace J. H. Bent as judge of the Supreme Court of Civil Judicature in New South Wales. He reached Sydney next February with his newly-wedded wife Jane in the exclusively female convict transport Lord Melville. He went on to an influential career, and was heavily involved with many benevolent societies. He left Australia for England in 1824, and was later appointed to a position in Gibraltar. Barron Field's knowledge of legislative precedent and procedure allowed him to clarify thorny and ambiguous legal issues in the fledgling colony, especially those relating to the emancipation of convicts. He earnt considerable hostility for curbing the legal rights of emancipated convicts to own land, sue the Court of Justice, and give evidence at trial. A Treatise on the Statute of Limitations primarily concerns property law, with chapters on writs for asserting the right to claim property, right of entry, torts etc: issues of critical importance in the early years of the colony where ambiguity existed in the the sale and division of land.

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        Tours in Wales. With Notes

      Wilkie and Robinson, London 1810 - Three volumes, octavo; engraved frontispiece and plates, some foxing; half morocco, marbled boards, top edge gilt. Thomas Pennant born in 1726, he was a prominent ornithologist and zoologist and prolific author of the eighteenth century. His writings about natural history, topography and travel were based on his many tours of the British Isles and research into the world's animal kingdom. It was said that his writings achieved great success by always making dull scientific matters interesting. His circle of friends included Sir Joseph Banks and Captain James Cook, in 1771 he visited Banks shortly after he returned from his voyage around the world with Cook. It was at this time that Pennant came into possession of some of the specimens that Banks had bought back from the voyage and would later write about. The origins of the name Pennant Hills in the Cumberland area has long been debated, in recent times it has been argued that it was named after Thomas Pennant, apart from being an associate of Banks, he was a member of the Royal Society and known to senior people in the infant colony including Francis Grose the lieutenant-governor. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PICTURESQUE TRAVELS IN ASIA, AFRICA, AMERICA, &c. containing a description of the different countries, their inhabitants, dress, manners, and customs, with a variety of interesting anecdotes.

      Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, circa 1810.FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, complete set, circa 1810. 12mo in sixes, approximately 145 x 85 mm, 5¾ x 3½ inches, 24 uncoloured woodcut costume plates including 2 frontispieces, pages 159; 163, (1) - Directions to Binder, bound in contemporary quarter green roan over marbled sides, gilt rules and lettering to spines. Small chip at tail of spine on Volume II, corners very slightly worn, name and date of 1819 on front pastedowns, small light brown stain in margin of frontispiece, on title page and next page of Volume I, otherwise contents clean and bright, small closed tear to rear endpaper in Volume I. Binding tight and firm. A very good set. Intended for the young, a copy of Volume I only is listed in Gumuchian Livres d'enfance XVe - XIXe siecles, No.4555, but it is not in the Osborne catalogue of children's books. Neither the first edition nor the second edition were dated, but the second states the edition on the title page. Countries described include Australia, Congo and Guinea, Persia, Egypt, Ceylon, Japan, Mexico, China, Peru, Tahiti, California, Canada. In Volume I pages 95 - 159 are taken up by Anecdotes (Mandingo Negroes and the Lion; Egyptian Monks; Tiger Hunt in Hindostan; Anecdotes of the Missouris; Deplorable Situation of the Jews in Morocco; Severity of the Police in Constantinople; Extraordinary Instance of Courage in a Woman, etc). In Volume II pages 89 - 163 are taken up by Adventures (Adventures of Madame Godin in the Country of the Amazons; Account of the Shipwreck of Mr Follies, and his Captivity among the Moors; Hardships endured by four Russian Sailors on the Island of Spitzbergen; Extraordinary Adventures of William Bontekoe, etc). Each of the plates shows a man and a woman in native costume. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Calendarum Botanicum

      London: Lackington, Allen And Co.,, 1810. Or A Botanical Calendar: Exhibiting, at one view, The Generic and Specific Name, The Class, Order and Habitat Of All the British Plants, From The Monandria Monogynia, To Ploygamia Dioecia, Inclusive. Arranged According To Their Time Of Flowering Under Each Month Of The Year. Octavo (215 × 130). Contemporary crimson half hard-grained morocco, marbled boards ruled in gilt, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, edges speckled in red, marbled endpapers. 5 hand coloured plates. Armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. Very minor foxing to the endpapers, boards a little scuffed, spine slightly faded. An excellent copy. A beautifully illustrated and attractively bound copy. With the bookplate of William Sparling, and his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, dated 1812.

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        An Account of a Voyage to New South Wales

      Jones, London 1810 - Octavo, portrait frontispiece and nine handcoloured plates, folding map (laid down); some browning and staining but an adequate copy in contemporary half calf. Second edition with fine handcoloured plates. The second edition (first published 1803) of this substantial account of the voyage to New South Wales via the Cape of Good Hope, with incidents partly derived from Barrington's experience on the Third Fleet. Transported to New South Wales on the Third Fleet of 1791, Barrington was already a legendary hero in England, a prince of rogues. The English public's continuing interest in New South Wales and the fate of the transported convicts encouraged the publishers' greed: they compiled information from various sources to satisfy a public starved of accounts of the new colony since the books by Tench and Hunter in 1793. For better or worse, Barrington became the peg on which the less scrupulous London publishers hung their hats: how much if any of the extensive literature attributed to him was actually Barrington's work will always be a matter for conjecture, although it is generally accepted that his contribution was minimal if it even existed at all. But even if the whole "Barrington" canon is a concoction from other sources, the 80 entries in Ferguson demonstrate the great popularity that his accounts had with the contemporary reader. These early editions represent the form in which information about New South Wales and the voyage there reached those of the public who could not afford the expensive quartos published by members of the First Fleet.

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        The Novels of Daniel De Foe

      James Ballantyne, Edinburgh 1810 - 12 volumes, small octavo, with frontispieces and plates; a most attractive set in contemporary half red morocco. A fine set of Defoe's works, including his classics Robinson Crusoe and A New Voyage Round the World, as well as History of the Plague, Colonel Jack, Captain Singleton and Memoirs of a Cavalier. Although in and out of prison for various bankruptcies, and pilloried for some of his more overtly political writings, Defoe survived these various attacks. By the early eighteenth century he was a favourite of the then Whig government. This set includes Defoe's most famous work, Robinson Crusoe. Based at least partially on the story of the Scots sailor Alexander Selkirk, Defoe turns a genuine experience of barest survival into an elaborate tale. Indeed, the story of Crusoe's hard-fought survival and eventual moral redemption is one of the most important and influential works of English literature, spawning an entire genre that has become known as the "Robinsonade"

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        An Account of a Voyage to New South Wales ? [and] The History of New South Wales including Botany Bay, Port Jackson, Parramatta, Sydney and all its Dependancies?

      Jones, London 1810 - Two volumes, octavo; a fine pair with both works completely uncut in original boards, later paper title-labels; handsome matching slipcases. Matching pair uncut in original boards. A beautiful uncut set of Barrington's famous pair of works, rare in this condition. The History, with its seventeen full-page plates, is the first book on the new colony to contain coloured illustrations of Sydney; these are also among the earliest engravings to show proper settlement - only Collins' Account of the Colony (1798) having any earlier depictions. Despite questions about its actual authorship, this is a substantial and important account of early Sydney. The preface claims with some justice that 'no prior attempt has been made to produce a complete history of the Country itself, from its discovery, and an account of its inhabitants, their customs and manners?'. The matching Voyage volume provides considerable detail on eighteenth-century New South Wales not available elsewhere. It too is illustrated, with twelve full-page coloured plates, and a portrait of the notorious "author". Barrington had been transported on the Third Fleet of 1791, already a legend as a rogue, and over the next decade English publishers used his notoriety to produce books on transportation and the new colony for a public eager for information. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Compendio della storia civile, ecclesiastica e letteraria della città d'Imola.

      dai tipi comunali per G. Benedetto Filippini,, In Imola, 1810 - Tre parti legate in un volume di cm. 23, pp. 359 (1); 184; 144. Con vignetta al frontespziio e 7 (di 10!) tavole fuori testo. Manca (dall'origine?) la carta topografica della città ed altre due delle tavole fuori testo (come spesso accade a quest'opera). Legatura del tempo in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con titoli in oro. Qualche segnp d'uso esterno, ma esemplare genuino e marginoso, stampato su carta forte. Edizione originale ed unica, assai rara la cui paternità fu a lungo discussa. Passano e Lozzi (2186) lo attribuiscono appunto all'Alberghetti. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRIESTE

      PARIS, Lemercier - BERLINO - NEW YORK - LONDRA , metà secolo XIX - Stampa litografica originale finemente eseguita alla matita, impressa in seppia e nero . Al margine inferiore indicazione degli autori, stampatore ed editori, doppio titolo in italiano e francese. La trasposizione su lastra litografica, eseguita con abile e fine tratteggio, spetta a tre abili artefici francesi: Ciceri, artista parigino, figlio ed allievo di Pierre-Luc-Charles importante pittore paesaggista oltre che litografo; Benoist, artista francese allievo di Daguerre, riprodusse per lo più vedute di città; l'animazione di figure umane spetta a Bayot, artista di origini francesi, nato in Italia nella città piemontese di Alessandria nel 1810, attivo perlopiù a Parigi dove espose al "Salon" delle Belle Arti dal 1863 al 1866. Il dipinto d'origine è stato eseguito dal vero da Fiedler su commissione dell'imperatore d'Austria Francesco Giuseppe I. Bernard Fiedler, allievo dell'Accademia di Berlino, giunse per la prima volta in Italia per ragioni di studio nel 1843 e si fermò a Trieste e Venezia, entrando in contatto con la casa imperiale austriaca da cui ricevette in seguito varie commissioni, tra le quali il dipinto originario del foglio in esame. Nei primi anni Cinquanta, compì vari viaggi in Oriente, ottenendo incarichi lavorativi a Costantinopoli anche dal sultano. Nel 1860 ca, si stabilì definitivamente a Trieste, realizzando vedute di soggetto orientale e locale con cui fu presente in quasi tutte le mostre triestine di quegli anni. Nel 1867 inviò opere all'Esposizione Mondiale di Parigi. Veduta panoramica della città di Trieste con animazione di personaggi in primo piano. Esemplare in buono stato conservativo. 0

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        Particular account of the loss of the Duke of Cumberland packet, Capt. Lawrence, on the coast of Antigua, during the dreadful hurricane of the 4th of September, 1804, including the wonderful preservation of Mr. Doncaster, the chief mate, by whose exertions all the crew were saved. Also, narrative of the loss of the Fattysalam, East-Indiaman.

      London, Thomas Tegg, (1810).Sm.8vo. Modern boards. With folding aquatint plate depicting the ' wreck of the Cumberland packet on the island of Antigua, in a dreadful hurricane ' (mounted; 2 small tears rep.). 28 pp.* Extracted from the collection, Mariner's marvelous Magazine or wonders of the ocean, containing narratives of the most noted shipwrecks and disasters at sea. - ' The Cumberland, anchored off Antigua September 3, 1804, was caught in a very severe storm and dragged her anchors. When she struck the next day all thirtyone people on board were saved on ropes strung from the ship to rock on the shore. A number of other ships were also lost'' (Huntress p.57). - Rare popular edition.Huntress 153C.

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        Engraving in the manner of a crayon drawing by Francesco Rosaspina (1762- 1841) after Giuseppe Bossi (1777-1815)

      [ca. 1810]. 236 x 165 mm. + ample margins. The composer is depicted half-length, turned to the right, within a frame border with "Ferdinando Pär Parmigiano Celebre Maestro di Capella" printed below. Slightly worn, foxed and creased. A very good impression.. Rare. Arrigoni & Bertarelli 3182. "[Paert] was one of the central figures in the development of opera semiseria during the first decade of the 19th century." Scott L. Balthazar and Julian Budden in Grove online

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        The Pleasures of Hope, With Other Poems

      Edinburgh- Mundell, Doig et al, 1810. Edinburgh- Mundell, Doig et al, 1810 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Written in 1799, The Pleasures of Hope is a traditional 18th century survey in heroic couplets. Thomas Campbell was a Scottish poet chiefly remembered for his sentimental poetry dealing specially with human affairs. With engraved plates throughout. A prize presentation copy with ink inscription in copperplate to the front free endpaper 'Holm Hill21 June 1813'. Condition: In a full mottled calf binding. Externally, sound with slight wear andbumping. Joints veryslightly starting. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with slight scattered foxing throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        A Narrative of a Voyage to Surinam; of a Residence There During 1805-1807; and of The Author's Return to Europe by the Way of North America

      London, 1810. b/w engraved title, plates, map. 4to. x, (1), 232 pp. Written as a series of letters, beginning with a tour of Barbados, moving on to a discussion of the topography and physical appearance of Surinam, cultivation of various cash crops and methods of working the soil, discussion of the slave trade and its abolition, political and natural history of Surinam, with an appendix containing "additional notes and observations on the natural history of Surinam." Stedman’s work of a few years earlier is the primary source for information about Surinam in this era, and Von Sack refers to him occasionally. However, most of his observations are original. This country had already been colonized for 150 years by the Dutch, with plantations and slave labor producing coffee, sugar and cotton. Paramaribo was an important port for Yankee traders (including those from my home town of Gloucester). Although abolition of the slave trade was Von Sack’s underlying motive for this book, it conveys a great deal of original information about the country and its people. Bound in 19th century calf over marbled boards. Pages tanned, with occasional foxing, water stain in lower corner of first few pages. Front board nearly detached but present.

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        Memoirs of the Life of Mr. Oliver Heywood,

      sp;-Leeds -Davies and Booth, 1810. sp;-Leeds -Davies and Booth, 1810 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The memoirs of Oliver Heywood. Local imprint by Davis and Booth of 48 Vicar Lane, Leeds. Scarce. Minister of the Gospel atColey Chapel, and afterwards at Northwram, In the Parish of Halifax. Condition: In a paper covered binding. Externally, boards detached but present. Wear to boards with slight loss to front board. Ink inscription to front board and loss to backstrip of spine. Internally, marks caused by corrosion to staples. Front free endpaper tender with closed tear and loss. Age toning and chippingtotitlepage with curling to many pages. With the occasional spot and mark. Overall: FAIR.

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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, 30 juin, 1810 - 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" Folo. On a one-page document, "Rapport présenté à sa Majesté l'Empereur et Roi", signed by the "Ministre-Directeur", [Paris], 27 juin, 1810. Some very slight soiling, otherwise very good. Handsomely mounted and framed

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        A Narrative of a Voyage to Surinam; of a Residence There During 1805-1807; and of The Author's Return to Europe by the Way of North America

      London: , 1810 London, 1810. b/w engraved title, plates, map. 4to. x, (1), 232 pp. Written as a series of letters, beginning with a tour of Barbados, moving on to a discussion of the topography and physical appearance of Surinam, cultivation of various cash crops and methods of working the soil, discussion of the slave trade and its abolition, political and natural history of Surinam, with an appendix containing "additional notes and observations on the natural history of Surinam." Stedmanâ??s work of a few years earlier is the primary source for information about Surinam in this era, and Von Sack refers to him occasionally. However, most of his observations are original. This country had already been colonized for 150 years by the Dutch, with plantations and slave labor producing coffee, sugar and cotton. Paramaribo was an important port for Yankee traders (including those from my home town of Gloucester). Although abolition of the slave trade was Von Sackâ??s underlying motive for this book, it conveys a great deal of original information about the country and its people. Bound in 19th century calf over marbled boards. Pages tanned, with occasional foxing, water stain in lower corner of first few pages. Front board nearly detached but present.

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        Düsseldorf / Nordrhein Westfalen Ansicht von Düsseldorf

      ca.1810. Motivmass: 14,0x21,0 Blattmass: 26,4x34,9 Stahlstich Schwarzweiß.

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        Hochgebirgslandschaft mit Wanderern im Tal. Tuschfeder, in Braun und Grau laviert.

      Um 1810.. Im Rand außerhalb der Einfassungslinien handschriftlich bezeichnet "von ... gegen Ober-Hesen Kanton Schwyz u. Glarus" sowie "J. I. Stäler/Stüber (schwer leserlich, verblasst). Auf Velin. 35,7 x 46,5 cm.. Großformatige stimmungsvolle Landschaftsstudie, die im Vordergrund fein mit der Tuschfeder ausgeführt ist. Ein alter blatthoher Baum bietet den Wanderern Schutz. Einer von ihnen hält vor einem großen Holzkreuz am Wegesrand Andacht. Das Hochgebirge im Hintergrund (wohl Glarner Alpen) ist durch transparente Pinselstriche herausgearbeitet und verschwimmt in der Ferne. Von mehreren unterschiedlich breiten Tuschlinien eingefaßt. - Randschäden und kleinere Einrisse, teils bis in die Einfassung reichend, z. T. hinterlegt. Fehlstelle in der unteren rechten Ecke. Eine Knickspur in der unteren rechten Ecke.

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        Knabenbildnis. "N. Porchat, enfant". Original-Zeichnung getönt.

      Um 1810.. Bildgrösse Durchmesser: ca. 24 cm. 1 Blatt Rundbildnis. In altem Goldrahmen mit Glas.. Rückseitig mit Schreibmaschine alt beschrieben: "Etude de tete, par Constant Vaucher, de N.Porchat, enfant. - N.Porchat, qui epousa plus tard N. Becherat, etait le fis de: Charles Emmanuel Porchat et de Francoise Ritter, nee 1773 et morte 1844. - il etait le petit-fils de Abraham Ritter, 1734-1801, et le frere de Jacques Porchat, poete, professeur de litterature a l'Academie de Lausanne".

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        Authentic narrative of the wreck of his majesty's ship Sceptre, of 64 guns, Capt. Valentine Edwards, in Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope, November 6, 1799, including the melancholy loss of upwards of three hundred and fifty of the crew, interspersed with interesting particulars and cursory observations. Also sufferings of Don Joseph Pizarro, &c.

      London, Thomas Tegg, (1810).Sm.8vo. Modern boards. With folding aquatint plate depicting the 'wreck of the Sceptre, 64 guns, in a tremendo's hurricane, Cape of Good Hope' (mounted; small tear rep.). 28 pp.* Extracted from the collection, Mariner's marvelous Magazine or wonders of the ocean, containing narratives of the most noted shipwrecks and disasters at sea. - 'On November 4, 1799, the Sceptre was lying in Table Bay with about a dozen other ships, when a very severe storm struck from the only quarter for which this bay provides no protection. The anchor cables parted in succession, and the shipdrove on a reef just off shore. The Sceptre broke up completely, and only 51 reached shore of the approximately 450 people on board. Nine of the ships in the bay drove on the shore in the same storm, and were lost' (Huntress p.50). - Rare popular edition.Huntress 153C.

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        Circumstantial account of the wreck of his majesty's ship Phoenix, of 44 guns, which was lost in a hurricane, off Cuba, in the West Indies, in the year 1780, as communicated by Lieutenant Archer, in a letter to his mother. Also, the sufferings of Francis Pirard de Laval, on the Maldivia Islands.

      London, Thomas Tegg, (1810).Sm.8vo. Modern boards. With folding aquatint plate depicting the ' wreck of the Phoenix frigate, capt. Sir Hyde Parker, in a hurricane off Cuba' (mounted; small part of the left side of the engraving wrinkled). 28 pp.* Extracted from the collection, Mariner's marvelous Magazine or wonders of the ocean, containing narratives of the most noted shipwrecks and disasters at sea. - ' The Phoenix was one of the thirteen ships of the Royal Navy lost in a terrible hurricane about October 1, 1780. The ship was helpless in the storm, and just as it was feared that she would founder she struck on the coast of Cuba. Most of the crew, about 250, were rescuted by small ships from Jamaica after Archer had sailed a ship's boat to Montego Bay. Most of the other ships lost had no survivors. Archer's lively letter to his mother gives many details of the cruise and wreck' (Huntress p.54). - Rare popular edition.Huntress 153C.

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        "Dalli Orti Farnesiani in Roma".

      1810. Radierung, 1810, auf Velin. 17:22,6 cm. Blatt 15 der 20-Blatt-Folge "Römische Ansichten". Sehr gutes Exemplar mit ca. 1,5 cm breitem Rand um die Plattenkante. Verso an den oberen Ecken Klebereste. Literatur: Andresen 15, III, mit der Nummer rechts oben; Lutterotti Radierungen 15; Ausst. Katalog: Joseph Anton Koch. Ansichten von der Natur. Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, 1989, Nr. 83-92.. In einem vom 10. Juni 1810 datierten Brief an R. von Langer (1783-1846) in München schrieb Koch, er habe "ein Werk Italienischer Gegenden auf Assoziation zu radieren angefangen". Die für den Verkauf bestimmte Folge stellt Gegenden aus Rom und dessen Umgebung dar. Ursprünglich hatte der Künstler vor, die Suite über die 20 Blatt hinaus auszudehnen. Wegen fehlender Kupferplatten wurde das Projekt jedoch mit der Vollendung der zwanzigsten Platte eingestellt. Die "Römischen Ansichten" sind die letzten druckgraphischen Arbeiten Kochs, der sich fortan nur noch er Ölmalerei widmete.

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        Encyclopädie der Heilwissenschaft. Erste Abtheilung. 1. - 3. Band. Erster Band: Die Propädeutik der Heilwissenschaft und die Naturwissenschaft. Zweyter Band: Die Naturwissenschaft des Menschen. Dritter Band: Krankheit und Heilung.

      Leipzig, Verlag Mitzky, 1810 - 1812... XVI, 634, X, 746 und 368 Seiten 21 cm, Halbledereinband. Einband berieben, beim ersten Band ein großflächiger brauner fleck im unteren Bereich (nach hinten abnehmend, sonst teils deutlicher teils leicht fleckig. die auf dem Titel genannten zwei Kupfertafeln nicht vorhanden

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        PETER PRIM'S PRIDE, Or Proverbs, That will suit the Young, Or the Old.

      Engraved title and 15 leaves each engraved on one side only and each bearing a hand-coloured engraving with a proverb beneath. Original plain wrappers with mounted printed label, Prim's Pride in manuscript. First edition. Issue without letterpress foreword. A fine copy.Moon 680.

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        COCK ROBIN. A Pretty Gilded Toy for either Girl or Boy suited to Children of all ages.

      16 pages; Illustrated with 15 woodcuts. A fine copy of this rare chapbook. WorldCat list three copies only.

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        HISTORICAL RECREATION; or, British History In Miniature. An Entertaining Game, combining pleasure with Improvements, and calculated to lead the minds of Youth to the love of true patriotism and virtue.

      Comprising 50 question cards; 50 answer cards; sheet of rules and key; all contained in the original box with mounted title label. An extremely rare educational game. Ribbons broken; some loss of decorative gilt edging on box lid; else excellent.

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        Walbeck (Hettstedt). - Schlossansicht. - Christian Gottlob Hammer. - "Schloß Walbeck am Harz".

      . Historische Ortsansicht. Radierung / Umrissradierung, aquarelliert, um 1810. Von Christian Gottlob Hammer, nach Anton Balzer. 39,9 x 52,6 cm (Platte) / 43,5 x 59,5 cm (Blatt). Links unterhalb der Darstellung signiert, darunter betitelt. Verlegeradresse von Anton Balzer in Dresden. - Typografisches Wasserzeichen: "J Whatman". - Papier dem Alter entsprechend schwach gebräunt und mit vereinzelten Wurmlöchern. Drei hinterlegte Einrisse im oberen bzw. unteren Rand. Sonst guter Zustand. Christian Gottlob Hammer (1779 Dresden - 1864 Dresden). Deutscher Landschaftsmaler und Kupferstecher. Ab 1794 Studium an der Dresdner Akademie, dort 1798 Meisterschüler bei Johann Philipp Veith. 1816 Mitglied der Akademie und dem berühmten Kreis der "Dresdner Romantiker" zugehörig. 1829 Berufung zum außerordentlichen Professor. Im Wesentlichen konzentrierte sich Hammer auf Landschaftsdarstellungen und Städtebilder. Sein umfangreiches Gesamtwerk umfasst Arbeiten in den verschiedenen Techniken, u.a. Zeichnungen in Sepia und Wasserfarben sowie Radierungen und Kupferstiche nach eigenen Entwürfen und Vorlagen anderer Künstler, u.a. Johann Clausen Dahl, Caspar David Friedrich, Ernst Ferdinand Oehme. Anton Balzer (1771 Prag - 1807 Prag). Deutscher Zeichner und Kupferstecher. Schüler seines Vaters Johann Balzer. Später dann studierte er bei Jacob Schmutzer, Johann Christian Klengel und Schulze an der Dresdener Akademie und ebenso an der Wiener Akademie..

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        Harz. - Bodetal. - Christian Gottlob Hammer. - "Eine Partie aus dem Bodenthaler Grunde am Harz".

      . Historische Ortsansicht. Radierung / Umrissradierung, aquarelliert, um 1810. Von Christian Gottlob Hammer, nach Anton Balzer. 33,5 x 50,7 cm (Darstellung / Einfassungslinie) / 39 x 52 cm (Blatt). Links unterhalb der Darstellung signiert, mittig darunter betitelt. Verlegeradresse Anton Balzer Dresden. - Blatt bis auf die Plattenkante beschnitten. Verso Rest vormaliger Montierung. Dem Alter entsprechend guter Zustand. Christian Gottlob Hammer (1779 Dresden - 1864 Dresden). Deutscher Landschaftsmaler und Kupferstecher. Ab 1794 Studium an der Dresdner Akademie, dort 1798 Meisterschüler bei Johann Philipp Veith. 1816 Mitglied der Akademie und dem berühmten Kreis der "Dresdner Romantiker" zugehörig. 1829 Berufung zum außerordentlichen Professor. Im Wesentlichen konzentrierte sich Hammer auf Landschaftsdarstellungen und Städtebilder. Sein umfangreiches Gesamtwerk umfasst Arbeiten in den verschiedenen Techniken, u.a. Zeichnungen in Sepia und Wasserfarben sowie Radierungen und Kupferstiche nach eigenen Entwürfen und Vorlagen anderer Künstler, u.a. Johann Clausen Dahl, Caspar David Friedrich, Ernst Ferdinand Oehme. Anton Balzer (1771 Prag - 1807 Prag). Deutscher Zeichner und Kupferstecher. Schüler seines Vaters Johann Balzer. Später dann studierte er bei Jacob Schmutzer, Johann Christian Klengel und Schulze an der Dresdener Akademie und ebenso an der Wiener Akademie..

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        The Passions, Humourously Delineated Containing Twenty-Five Plates, With His Portrait, Title Plate, and Poetical Descriptions.

      London: Edward Orme. J. Hayes, printer, 1810. London: Edward Orme. J. Hayes, printer, 1810. Half Calf. Very Good. 4to. 28 by 21 cm. 26 hand-colored plates in all (including dedication page plate, which does read as a full plate), plus frontis copper engraved portrait, uncolored, of Bobbin. Following a one page intro (address), the format is a plate is faced with an explanatory verse, usually short but in two instances, continuing onto a second page. Scarce with contemporary hand-coloring. Bobbin, whose real name was John Collier (1708-1786), was the Lancashire Hogarth, and was both celebrated in his day for his illustrations and his writings, which in the case of this work, was rendered in light verse. His publication on the Lancashire dialect was indeed the first important work to treat the subject and thus his legacy is both as a humorist and a linguistic scholar. The illustrations evoke the saucy genre paintings of earlier Dutch artwork as well as Hogarth and closer contemporaries such as George Moutard Woodward. They are exceptional, though, in their economy of composition, with little expended on extraneous background and details, and in this they stand apart from Woodward, not to mention Rowlandson and other illustrators of the period. Topically, the illustrations and verse have a broadness of theme that while of its period, also handily transcend it. Thus topics include love, anger, mercenary marriage unions, the squandering of savings in the pursuit of a Pyrrhic court victory. Dentistry, or the torture of tooth pulling, is the subject of a number of the plates, as is intemperate drinking. The characters depicted are rogues, simpletons, rakes, picaresque types, vulgarians, the panoply of everyday English society, brimming with life, if not always virtue. Rebacked in matching calf. Old calf abraded and chipped. Scattered soiling.

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        The Passions, Humourously Delineated

      London: Edward Orme. J. Hayes, printer, 1810 London: Edward Orme. J. Hayes, printer, 1810. Half Calf. Very Good. 4to. 28 by 21 cm. 26 hand-colored plates in all (including dedication page plate, which does read as a full plate), plus frontis copper engraved portrait, uncolored, of Bobbin. Following a one page intro (address), the format is a plate is faced with an explanatory verse, usually short but in two instances, continuing onto a second page. Scarce with contemporary hand-coloring. Bobbin, whose real name was John Collier (1708-1786), was the Lancashire Hogarth, and was both celebrated in his day for his illustrations and his writings, which in the case of this work, was rendered in light verse. His publication on the Lancashire dialect was indeed the first important work to treat the subject and thus his legacy is both as a humorist and a linguistic scholar. The illustrations evoke the saucy genre paintings of earlier Dutch artwork as well as Hogarth and closer contemporaries such as George Moutard Woodward. They are exceptional, though, in their economy of composition, with little expended on extraneous background and details, and in this they stand apart from Woodward, not to mention Rowlandson and other illustrators of the period. Topically, the illustrations and verse have a broadness of theme that while of its period, also handily transcend it. Thus topics include love, anger, mercenary marriage unions, the squandering of savings in the pursuit of a Pyrrhic court victory. Dentistry, or the torture of tooth pulling, is the subject of a number of the plates, as is intemperate drinking. The characters depicted are rogues, simpletons, rakes, picaresque types, vulgarians, the panoply of everyday English society, brimming with life, if not always virtue. Rebacked in matching calf. Old calf abraded and chipped. Scattered soiling.

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        Zahnarztszenen im Stile Hogarts. Vier kolorierte Kupferstiche mit karikaturistischen Darstellungen aus "Human Passion", London 1810.

      1810.. 4 kolorierte Kupferstiche. Die dekorativen und sehr drastischen Blätter sind auf dunkelroten Karton aufgezogen und im hellbeigen Passepartout hinterlegt.

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        AN APOLOGY FOR CAMP-MEETINGS, ILLUSTRATIVE OF THEIR GOOD EFFECTS, AND ANSWERING THE PRINCIPAL OBJECTIONS URGED AGAINST THEM.

      NY: John C. Totten, 1810, 48 pp. . A. J.  AN APOLOGY FOR CAMP-MEETINGS, ILLUSTRATIVE OF THEIR GOOD EFFECTS, AND ANSWERING THE PRINCIPAL OBJECTIONS URGED AGAINST THEM. NY:  John C. Totten, 1810, 48 pp. *** A short treatise that reveals much about the character and beliefs of tent revivals in the early United States.  The author defines a camp-meeting as "a body of christians, christian ministers, preachers and exhorters, assembled in an appointed grove, or some other convenient place, where they form a regular encampment, for the express purpose of spending a few days and nights together, in preaching, exhortation, hearing the word of life, prayer, praise, and other religious exercises . . ."  Anybody could attend, and things could get a bit rowdy and/or bizarre in the view of "normal" folks.  Tailpiece on last page at end of book.  A early, rare American work on religion. ***  This book comes with a clear mylar protective cover. *** Recased in dark brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine.  The covers are clean with very light wear.  The cloth of the front joint is partly rubbed and has two separations of the cloth.  The contents are complete, generally clean with occasional light foxing and a few old stains on fore edges, in a good binding.  The title page upper right corner has chipped off and there are a few worm holes and some stains, with no loss of text.   Owner's name in old script on title page.  The back page is in similar condition without chipping or holes.  It looks like the title page and last page served as covers for awhile until recasing.  Ex-lib. with donation bookplate on front end paper to Long Island Historical Society,stamp and number on title page, not circulated. ***  7.5 " tall by 4.5 "

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        Struggles and escapes of Captain Wallis and his crew, and their various conflicts with the natives of Otaheite, during a voyage of discovery to the northern hemisphere, in the summer of 1766; including interesting particulars of the inhabitants and country.

      London, Thomas Tegg, (1810).Sm.8vo. Modern boards. With folding aquatint plate depicting the Dolphin surrounded by natives of Tahiti (mounted; two margins cut short without loss of the image). 28 pp.* Extracted from the collection, Mariner's marvelous Magazine or wonders of the ocean, containing narratives of the most noted shipwrecks and disasters at sea. The English naval officer and circumnavigator (1728-1795) Samuel Wallis 'made the important discovery of Tahiti in 1767 (it had been seen by de Quirós but forgotten: the Spanish acknowledged Wallis' achievement). Tahiti was the largest island seen in the South Seas since Tasman had come across New Zealand and the last Dutch discoverer, Jacob Roggeman, had found the Samoan group in 1722' (Snow & Waine, The people from the horizon, p.43). The discovery of Tahiti and the accounts of the island's people and customs aroused considerable interest. Wallis sailed home via Batavia and the Cape of Good Hope where he spent a month in Table Bay. - Rare popular edition.Huntress 153C; Howgego W7; Mendelssohn II, p.580.

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        Vista de Malaga. Vue de Malaga. View of Malaga. Fortier aqua forti. Gesamtansicht der spanischen Stadt Malaga von Strand aus mit Blick auf den Hafen, links die Stadt mit dem Dom. Kolorierter Kupferstich, gestochen von Daudet (sculp.) nach Noel (del.).

      Ohne Ort und Jahr, ca. 1810.. 30 x 43 cm (Blattgröße ca. 38 x 52 cm).. *Stimmungsvolle Ansicht der spanischen Stadt Malaga in Kupferstich, alt koloriert. Vermutlich aus dem großen Werk "Alexandre Laborde: Voyage pittoresque et historique de l'Espagne". - A romantic view of the city of Malaga in South Spain. Copper plate with fine contemporary colouring, probably from the famous work "Voyage pittoresque et historique de l'Espagne" from A. Laborde (1806-1820). Minor browning, fine condition.

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        Königstein (Sachsen). - Gesamtansicht mit Festung. - Christian August Günther. - "Festung und Städtchen Königstein von der Morgenseite".

      . Historische Ortsansicht. Radierung / Umrissradierung, alt koloriert, um 1810. Von Christian August Günther. 46,1 x 64,2 cm (Darstellung / Einfassungslinie) / 55 x 69 cm (Blatt). Der Name des Künstlers taucht in der Widmung unterhalb der Darstellung an Maria Theresia von Österreich, Gattin Prinz Antons von Sachsen auf. Titel ebenso unterhalb der Darstellung. - Wasserzeichen: "C & I Honig". - Blatt teilweise schwach gebräunt, fleckig und angeschmutzt. Kleinere Fehlstellen im rechten Rand. Verso angestaubt und mit Resten vormaliger Montierung. Insgesamt eher mäßiger Zustand. Christian August Günther (1759 Pirna - 1824 Dresden). Deutscher Kupferstecher und Radierer. Schüler an der Dresdner Kunstakademie bei Adrian Zingg. Bekanntschaft mit Johann Gottlob Schumann, Anton Graff, Joseph Grassi, Crescentius Josephus Johannes Seydelmann und Guiseppe Canale. Seit 1789 war er Pensionär, ab 1810 Mitglied der Dresdner Akademie. 1815 wurde er zum außerordentlichen Professor ernannt. Herzog Albert von Sachsen-Tetschen förderte ihn. Einige seiner besten Blätter befinden sich daher in der Wiener Albertina. Hauptsächlich schuf er Ansichten der Meißner Albrechtsburg, der Festung Königstein, des Liliensteins, des Schlosses Pillnitz, der Orte Seiffersdorf, Loschwitz, Potschappel, Tharandt und Leipzig, illustrierte aber auch Reisebeschreibungen von Friedrich Schlenkert und Johann Jakob Brückner. Ab den 1790er Jahren ist ein romantischer Stil erkennbar..

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        TRAVELS OF MIRZA ABU TALEB KHAN, in Asia, Africa, and Europe, during the years 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, and 1803. Written by himself, in the Persian language. Translated by Charles Stewart

      London, printed by R. Watts, Broxbourn, Herts: and sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, London, 1810.. London, printed by R. Watts, Broxbourn, Herts: and sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, London, 1810.. FIRST EDITION 1810, translated by Charles Stewart, 2 volumes, complete set. 8vo, approximately 230 x 140 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, engraved portrait frontispiece of the author by W. Bond after J. Northcote, R.A., pages: (2), viii, (16), 320; (2), 418, (2) - adverts, complete with half-titles, bound in the original blue paper boards, spines amateurishly rebacked at some time in buff paper and crudely hand-lettered in ink. Spines darkened and slightly chipped at head and tail, covers lightly spotted, corners slightly worn, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, portrait lightly foxed in margins, offset onto title page, title page in Volume I reinserted, light brown spotting and light staining to margins throughout, very occasionally affecting text, but in no way obscuring it, 2 lower corners torn off, no loss of text, small closed tear to 3 margins, 2 leaves in Volume II chipped and worn at fore-edges, not affecting text. A good working copy. Abu Taleb Khan (1752-1806) was born in Lucknow after his father, a Turk born in Isfahan, had fled the tyranny of Nadir Shah of Persia and taken refuge in India. After problems with his employment in Calcutta, Abu Taleb is encouraged by an English friend to accompany him on a trip to England. This he does setting off in 1799, stopping off at the Cape of Good Hope on the way and landing first at Cork and taking lodgings in Dublin. Next he settles in London and in 12 chapters describes at length the city, England, the English and their character, manners and customs, government, system of justice, recreations, entertainments, finances (deploring the National Debt), science and the arts, he also relates the rise of Napoleon and Nelson' s successes. He has many aristocratic friends who offer him hospitality as a "Persian Prince", he attends the Lord Mayor's Feast, and is presented at court to George III and Queen Charlotte. In 1803 Abu Taleb returns to India spending some time in Paris and Lyon, describing both and disparaging French cuisine. He goes by ship from Marseilles to Genoa and then to Livorno where he narrowly escapes assassination. Finally he reaches Turkey via Malta, and is received graciously by the British Ambassador in Constantinople. The last 6 chapters recount his overland journey from Turkey, through Iraq visiting many towns including Baghdad and making pilgrimages to the Shia shrines at Kerbela and Nejif. Finally he takes a ship from Basra down the Persian Gulf to Bombay where he is received by the Governor who arranges his passage to Bengal. On this prolonged journey home he still describes in some detail the manners and customs of people he meets, the towns and cities he visits, his voyages by river and sea, often enlivened by anecdotes or brief histories such as that of the Wahhabis. Cox, Travel, Volume III, page 108: "He was amazed and delighted with Ireland, and no less pleased with the 10,000 oriental MSS at the Bodleian. The curiosities at the British Museum received careful attention as well. He notes with disapproval the fact that in London prostitutes lived on streets with such virtuous names as Providence Street, Modest Court... He greatly admired England's progress in manufactures." MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Topographical and Statistical Description of the County of Kent To Which is Prefixed a Copious Travelling Guide, Forming a Complete County Itinerary, also a List of Markets and Fairs; And an Index Table

      Printed for C. Cooke, No. 17 Paternoster Row, London circa 1810. London circa 1810.. Printed for C. Cooke, No. 17 Paternoster Row, London circa 1810. London circa 1810. Half light brown calf which has been recently rebacked, marble paper covered boards, simple maroon and gilt title label to the spine. 12 mo 6'' x 4''. Contains 359 [i] printed pages of text with fold-out frontispiece map of Kent. A little age toning of the paper to the end papers and title page, binding firm and in Very Good clean and bright condition with only minimal wear to the covers. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Sammlung von tls. eigenh. Notenhandschriften eigener und fremder Werke.

      Verschiedene Orte, ca. 1810-1930.. Zusammen 433 SS. eigene Werke bzw. Werkfragmente, Entwürfe u. dgl. und 1329 SS. Werke bzw. Werkfragmente, Entwürfe u. a. anderer Komponisten in Abschriften.. Josef Schneider, geboren 1866 in Bad Reichenhall, kam 1888 als Schulleiter ins niederösterreichische Hautzendorf, wo er unterrichtete und die dortige Musikkapelle leitete. Sein kompositorisches Schaffen umfaßt zahlreiche Märsche, Mazurken, Gavotten und Walzer wie etwa "Der Lenz", "Im Mondenschein", "Maiglöckchen", "Mühlgang", "Kellergeister" und "Prinz Karneval" sowie Hymnen und sakrale Werke. Seinen Ruhestand verbrachte er in Wolkersdorf, wo er als Chormeister den Gesangsverein Wolkersdorf und als Dirigent das Hausorchester leitete und sich besonders mit dem Singspiel auseinandersetzte. So vertonte er etwa Ludwig Anzengrubers "G'wissenswurm" und zahlreiche andere Texte. Der Stadtgemeinde Wolkersdorf ist der Hinweis auf einige weitere Details aus seinem Leben zu danken, etwa auf das heute in und um Wolkersdorf noch bekannte Weihnachtsspiel "Christkindlein kommt" mit Text von Ernestine Berger und auf das Weihelied "Zu Euch Ihr Brüder", das Schneider anläßlich der Enthüllung des Kriegerdenkmals 1923 gleichfalls zu einem Text von Ernestine Berger, der Tochter des langjährigen Bürgermeisters Josef Berger, schuf. - Nach seinem Tode im Jahr 1940 geriet sein Werk kriegsbedingt in Vergessenheit, der hier vorliegende Bestand gestattet somit zumindest eine Übersicht über sein eigenes Schaffen wie über die Musik, mit der er sich im Rahmen seiner Tätigkeit als Kapellmeister und Musiker beschäftigte. Einige seiner Werke wurden von Josef Pleil für das Bläserquintett "Brass for Fun" arrangiert und seither regelmäßig aufgeführt. Die Stadtgemeinde Wolkersdorf benannte ihm zum Gedenken 1976 die verlängerte Krexnerstraße nach ihm. - Detaillierte Verlistung auf Anfrage.

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