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        Anatomie et physiologie du système nerveux en général, et du cerveau en particulier. 4 Vols. & Atlas.

      - Paris, F.Schoell, 1810-1812, Libr. Grecque-Latine-Allemande 1818, Maze 1819, 4°, (4), LIX, (1), 352; (4), 466, (2); (4), (2), XXXIII, (1), 372; (4), (2), 404; Folio, 5 Lederbände d.Zt., mit reichl- Prägung u. Rvg.; feines Expl. First Edition! ExLibris 'Comte François Potocki' (1788-1853). 1.: Anatomie et Physiologie du Systéme Nerveux en Général, et Anatomie du Cerveau en Particulier. (F. Scholl 1810) 2.: Physiologie du Cerveau en Particulier. (F. Schoell, 1812) 3.: Physiologie du Cerveau en Particulier. (Libr. Grecque-Latine-Allemande, 1818). 4.: Physiologie du Cerveau en Particulier. (Maze, 1819) 5.: Atlas (F. Schoell, 1810). "Gall and Spurzheim collaborated on only the first two volumes and atlas of 'Anatomie et physiologie'. The two parted ways in 1813, and Gall completed the last two volumes on his own. The work was issued with the text and atlas of plates in folio. The text volumes were also reset in quarto format and issued with the folio atlas. The second edition of the text (6 vols. 1822-1825) does not contain the atlas of plates." Norman "Galls hirnanatomische Leistungen sind von seinen Zeitgenossen, auch von seinen Gegnern wie Flourens, stets anerkannt worden. Der Hallenser Kliniker Johann Christian Reil, einer der besten Hirnanatomen seiner Zeit, stellte bewundernd fest: 'Ich habe bei den anatomischen Demonstrationen des Gehirns durch Gall mehr gesehen, als ich mir vorstellte, dass ein Mann in einem langen Leben entdecken könnte'. In der Tat besaß Gall eine außerordentliche Geschicklichkeit des Sezierens. Aber nicht auf diese kam es an, vielmehr auf eine neue Weise anatomischen Sehens. Während seine Vorgänger mit wenigen Ausnahmen seit Vesal das Gehirn wie einen Käse in einzelne Stücke schnitten und damit jede Möglichkeit der Einsicht in den Zusammenhang der Strukturen zerstörten, schritt Gall von unten nach oben vor, indem er vorsichtig vom Rückenmark aus den Verlauf der einzelnen Faserzüge bis zur Rinde verfolgte." "Durch diese vergleichend-anatomische Betrachtungsweise war Gall imstande, die zwei Grundelemente des Nervensystems zu bestimmen, die graue und die weiße Substanz. Bisher hatte man die Rinde (cortex) buchstäblich als eine das Gehirn umhüllende Rinde aufgefasst. Es bedeutete einen eminenten Fortschritt, dass Gall zeigte, dass sich diese Rinde, die graue Substanz, nicht nur auf das Gehirn und Kleinhirn erstreckte, sondern dass sie sich ebenso im Rücken- und verlängerten Mark, an den Seiten des 4.Ventrikels, in den Spinalganglien, den Hirnnerven und den sympathischen Ganglien nachweisen ließ. Gall hat sie als erster schlechtweg als matrix nervorum angesprochen, von der alle Nerven entspringen und Nahrung erhalten." "Diese Vorstellungsweise erwies sich besonders zielführend bei der Erforschung der sogenannten Hirnnerven. Bisher hatte man geglaubt, dass sie sich vom Hirn herleiten. Gall und Spurzheim wiesen den Ursprung des 1.,2.,3.,4.,5.,6.,7. und 8. Nerven in den Kernen der grauen Substanz des verlängerten Markes nach und betrachteten jeden Hirnnerven als ein System für sich." "Weiteres schloss diese Pluralitätsvorstellung die Annahme einer Seele mit spezifischen Sitz ebenso wie jene eines sensorium commune aus. Vielmehr führte sie Gall dazu, nach intracerebralen Verbindungsmöglichkeiten zwischen den einzelnen Formationen zu suchen. Der Nachweis der auseinanderfahrenden (divergentes, sortantes fibres) sowie der zurücktretenden (rentrantes) Fasern, die einigermassen unseren Projektions- bzw. Kommissurenfasern sowie den Assoziationsfasern entsprechen, war das Ergebnis dieses Bemühens." "Die fibrilläre Struktur der weissen Substanz und ihrer Leitungsfunktionen hat Gall eindeutig nachgewiesen, ebenso wie er endgültig die Kreuzung der Pyramidenbahn beschrieb und sie bis zum Cortex verfolgte. Lanteri-Laura hat in diesem Zusammenhang hervorgehoben, dass es erstmals Gall war, der Klarheit in den Aufbau der Hemisphären brachte, dem Cortex seine hegemoniale Stellung zuwies und die . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiq. F.-D. Söhn - Medicusbooks.Com]
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        Album Amircorum of Corali Poupart, dated between 1810-1822 (Amsterdam), all French, containing 29 contributions, 14 pp with drawings (mainly landscapes and portraits, 1x in gouache, 8x in (col.) pencil (w. grey wash), 2x in pencil/watercolour and 3x in pen/brush and black ink, 12 manuscript pp (poems), 1p with calligraphy in col. ink, 1p with two mounted curls of hair and 1 loosely inserted piece of cloth embroidered flowers, several blank pages. Contemp. gilt longgrained full red moroccan, both.

      Some tipped-in manuscript pages/drawings loose(ning). Slipcase slightly worn. Two Manuscript contributions signed Jacob van Staphorstand H. de Neuwirth(the rest monogrammed/anonymous). The drawings signed by J. Castelyns, H. Schmoll, M.B.[..] de Kürsteiner, P.J.J. Bogaertsand C.M. Wils veuve T.G. Beeldsnyder. M14615.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        The gentleman's diary, or, the mathematical repository; an almanac for the year of our Lord 1810

      printed for the Company of Stationers, by J. Nichols and Son . and sold by George Greenhill, London 1810 - 12mo, pp. 48; bound with: The ladies' diary: or, woman's almanac . designed for the use and diversion of the fair sex, n.d. [1810], 48pp.; bound with: Vox stellarum: or, a loyal almanac for the year of human redemption . by Francis Moore, n.d. [1810], 48pp; bound with: Merlinus liberatus. An almanac for the year of our redemption . by John Partridge, n.d. [1810], 48pp.; bound with: Old poor robin. An almanac composed on a variety of subjects . written by Poor Robin, n.d. [1810], 48pp.; bound with: Speculum anni: or, season of the seasons . by Henry Season, n.d. [1810], 48pp.; bound with: The coelestial atlas; or, a new ephemeris . by Robert White, n.d. [1810], 48pp.; together in full red straight-grain morocco, wavy gilt-ruled border on covers, smooth gilt-decorated spine labeled "1810." Togther 7 British almanacs, each 48 pages, each printed in red and black throughout, each with a few woodcut diagrams, tables, etc., and each with a sectional vellum tab lettered in ink; tax stamps on each title page, some minor rubbing, but very good and sound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Bee Hive, Or, The Sips of the Season, Being a Choice Collection, of the Newest Songs, Now Singing at All Public Places of Amusement

      (London): J. Pitts, Printer and toy warehouse, 1810. Early Edition. Disbound. Poor. Disbound. 8pp. Woodcut of beehive on title page. Contents listed on the first page: 13 items, beginning with "She Lives not a Mile from the Meadow". Date of printing, based on Todd from the imprint address, is between 1802 and 1819. Text of songs only, no music. Four leaves, well stained , worn at edges (with loss of two words on page 7). Trimmed at the inner margin, but the two inner leaves are still connected. Only a fair copy, but a rare item.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        TUNBRIDGE WELLS, and its neighbourhood, illustrated by a series of etchings, and historical descriptions. The etchings executed by Letitia Byrne.

      London.William Miller. 1810. 1810. [8], 183[184]pp. Illustrated with 31 full-page engraved plates and 12 engraved vignettes. Sometime splendidly rebacked in black morocco gilt over the marbled boards with vellum tips. Folio. First edition. A very good clean copy in a handsome binding.

      [Bookseller: David Miles Books]
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        The chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet; containing an account of the cruel civil wars between the houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the possession of Paris and Normandy by the English; their expulsion thence; and of other memorable events that happened in the Kingdom of France, as well as in other countries. A history of fair example, and of great profit to the French, beginning at the year MCCCC, where that of Sir John Froissart finishes, and ending in the year MCCCCLXVII, and continued by others to the year MDXVI. Translated by Thomas Johnes, Esq. In thirteen volumes.

      London: Printed for Longman., 1810. - FIRST EDITION of this translation. 13 vols., 12 vols. of text in 8vo, half-titles to the text vols., vol. 13 is the plate volume in 4to. with 51 engr. plates, full cont. calf, gilt, red leather title labels, black circular numbering labels to text volumes, minor rubbing at top of spine of the plate vol., small chip at top of the spine of vol. 1, some minor scrapes to the covers, but an attractive set from the library of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo with his bookplate in the plate volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Spike Hughes Rare Books ABA]
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        THE BOOK OF GAMES; or, A History of Juvenile Sports, Practised at a Considerable Academy Near London. Illustrated by twenty-four copper plates.

      London: Tabart & Co. 1810. Price three shillings and six pence, half-bound. [4], [1], 2-168, 8 ad's pages. Illustrated with copper-plate frontispiece and twenty-three copper-plates throughout, additional to pagination. Original pictorial printed boards with red roan spine, gilt, being an unrecorded issue of the book by Knevett, Arliss, and Baker. 12mo. One plate with a clean tear without loss; another plate a little browned; some occasional marking; binding rubbed; else a very good copy of a scarce title.Moon 14(2). First published in 1805. Mrs. Moon does not record a copy bound in pictorial boards, with this variant imprint. Games included are cricket, blind-man's buff, archery, leap frog, marbles, foot-ball, etc.

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        Raccolta Di Num. 160 Vedute della Citta antica e moderna di Roma e di Alcuni Luoghi Suburbani incise a Bulino in Num. 40 Rami. - Sammlung von 160 Ansichzten des alten und neuen Roms und anderen ausser der Stadt liegenden Orte in 40 Kupfertafeln. - Recueil De 160 Vues de la Ville ancienne et moderne de Rome et de quelques endroits Circonvoisins. Gravées sur 40 Planches.

      Wien, Auf Kosten Georg Friedrich Kraus. (Ca. 1810). - 2 Bände. Quer-4°. Je Band 1 Titel, 40 Tafeln mit je 4 Ansichten (total 80 Tafeln mit 320 Ansichten) ) mit jeweils einem Textblatt zu den Tafeln. Schlichte Pappbände der Zeit. Seltenes Ansichtenwerk von Rom. Einige Tafeln in der Platte bezeichnet "H.Benedicti sc.". Auf unbeschnittenem starken Velin. Jeweils 4 kleine gestochene Ansichten (8,5x5,4 cm) auf einer Platte. Jede Tafel mit einem zusätzlichen Schutzpapier. Die Texte in Italienisch, Deutsch und Französisch. - Die kleinen Ansichten waren offenbar nicht gut zu verkaufen. In den deutschen Auktionen wurden davon in den letzten 30 Jahren nur 2 Exemplare angeboten. - Einbände stark bestossen.Band 1 mit durchgehendem Wasserrand am unteren Rand, jedoch immer ausserhalb des Plattenrandes.

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        Rochester and Chatham.

      History of the River Thames. W. Bulmer & Co. 1810 - Size: 550 x 330 mm. Fine condition. Original aquatint. Original hand colouring. A beautiful aquatint from John and Joseph Boydell's landmark in English topography, A History of the River Thames. Engraved by Stadler, J. C.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Novels

      First edition, first printing thus. A complete set in 12 volumes bound in contemporary calf with gilt titles to the spine. Ex libris label of Francis, Lord de Dunstanville. Very good.

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        Belegering en ontzetting der stadt Leyden, voorgevallen in den jaare vijftien honderd vier-en-zeventig, beginnende den zeven-en-twintigste Mey, en eindigende de derde October daar aan volgende. Treur-bly-einde-spel. Versierd met schoone figuuren en alle de vertooningen, zoo voor, in, als na het4, 398, . Amsterdam, S. en W. Koene, 1810.

      - 4°: A-G#4, gepag.: 52 [4] pp., met een titelvignet in houtsnede en 8 afbeeldingen in houtsnede in de tekst. Oorspr. karton, papier gebruind, op het schutblad A.M.L.[edeboer?] Lit.: Saalmink I, p.261 Door een kleine beschadiging op de titelpagina is het jaar van uitgave niet vast te stellen (alleen het laatste cijfer is leesbaar: 0). Vergelijking met in de NCC opgenomen uitgaven van S. en W. Koene en met de bibliografie van Saalmink maakt het zeer waarschijnlijk dat het gaat om een uitgave uit 1810.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. van der Steur]
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        (Seventeen watercolor costume designs)

      1810. A collection of seventeen hand-drawn watercolor costume designs for a paper doll, plus one additional unfinished design in pencil. Each costume, complete with headpieces, wigs, and other accessories, is well designed and skillfully colored, giving this handmade set a polished and professional look. The costumes are laid into a notebook, with the title of each design and the number of pieces carefully inked onto the pages. Covering a wide range of activities and locales, the sets are: a Spartan virgin, a lady in a walking dress, a belle in the year 1775, a Florentine lady in a Carnival dress, a Quaker, Countess Hamilton in Charles's reign, a Dominican nun, a Florentine peasant, a Christian woman of Smyrna, a Neapolitan peasant, a peasant near the sea of Marmora, a Vestal virgin, a lady in the riding dress of the year 1780, a ballad singer, a lady in a ball dress, an Otaheitan girl, a woman of Brixen, and a lady in a riding habit. The unfinished costume, which is sketched in pencil and cut out, shows a woman in trousers, a long military-style coat, and a top hat. There is also an extravagantly-adorned bonnet that may have been the start of another outfit, since it does not seem to match the other unfinished pieces. There is no doll, but that is likely because the set remains unfinished; the presence of an unfinished costume as well as the lack of tabs on the costume pieces suggests that the project was never completed. The notebook is red with gold trim and has holes in the front and the back cover for green cloth ties, cleverly secured by red heart-shaped cutouts inside the covers. Two hand-decorated paper labels adorn the notebook. On the back, the initials F.C. are surrounded by a laurel wreath. The front has a handwritten poem explaining that the changeability of woman, of which men so often complain, comes only from a "pure wish to please." Below the poem, in bold capitals, is the phrase "ECCE SIGNUM!" which means, "Here is the proof." The final page of the notebook is folded such that it could serve as a holding place for loose pieces, though one side is now detached. Cover worn, as expected, and the ties and sections of trim are missing. The pages, however, are clean and sound, and the costume designs are in fine condition.

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        THE HISTORY OF LITTLE FANNY Exemplified in a series of Figures.

      1810. Comprising of a 15 page book; seven costumes; four hats and an interchangeable head, all being finely hand-coloured aquatints; a printed slipcase.First edition. Tiny piece missing from one figure; slipcase restored; else an excellent example, rarely found complete. Loosely laid in is a bookseller's receipt for the item dated September 1956. The price was three guineas.£1,500. 00.

      [Bookseller: David Miles Books]
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        Le livre bleu

      S.l., imprimé aux frais de l'auteur, (1810), in 12, de 43pp., titre à la plume, exemplaire bien complet du feuillet contenant la clef manuscrite du livre, relié en tête, demi-veau vert XIXe à petits coins, titre en long, avec mention dorée frappée au 1er plat "Charlesworth Masonic Library", bel exemplaire. Rarissime ouvrage publié à compte d'auteur. Il traite des secrets et buts de la franc-maçonnerie, et il est en grande partie codé, "afin de rendre cet ouvrage inintelligible à ceux qui n'ont pas droit à la participation aux secrets maçonniques", et contient une clef manuscrite qui n'était remise, selon l'avis de la page de titre, "qu'à ceux qui se légitimeront comme francs-maçons". ¶ Kloss 735 (signale que Lenning pense que c'est un maçon allemand) - Fesch 1279 - Thory acta latomorum I.n°363 "Les exemplaires sont revêtus de la signature J.E. Séchal, mais c'est un pseudonyme, on ignore le nom de l'auteur" - Cat. Astier n°156 "Très rare" - Inconnu de Wolfstieg - Pas dans le cat. de la Bibl. maç. de Bayreuth - Pas d'exemplaire au cat. CCFR - Worldcat 1 seul ex. (Libr. of Congress)

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        Histoire des Wahabis, depuis leur Origine Jusqu'a la fin de 1809.

      1810 - First edition. 8vo. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, with morocco label, gilt, slightly rubbed. Minor spotting to first two leaves and m.s. addition of 'Corancez' to title-page. Overall, a lovely copy. viii, 222; [2]. Paris, Crapelet, The anonymous author, Corancez, first wrote about the Wahhabis in 1804 (published in the Paris Moniteur of October 31st) while he was French consul in Aleppo. This was the first European study of the origins and history of Wahabism. It was plagiarised by Jean Baptiste Rousseau in his Description du Pachalik. of 1809. In the preface of this expanded version of his original article Corancez puts the record straight. In the preface to the recent translation of the work, the late Professor R.M. Burrell comments that ?Corancez was a man with considerable powers of observation and reflection. He was prepared to ask profound and difficult questions about the Middle Eastern society in which he lived? The author notes with prescience ?Ces Arabes paroissent destinés à jouer un grand rÔle dans l'histoire.? The first two chapters give details of the conversion of Mohammed ibn Saoud, but most of the work is taken up with material concerning the years 1798 to 1809, beginning with the first Ottoman campaign against the stronghold of Dereyah and ending with their operations against Muscat and Ras al-Kaima. The author adds a further two chapters firstly his reflections on the emergence of an ?idée du caractère national? and secondly notes on Wahhabi customs. As Burrell comments ?the final merits - and challenges - of this book are. [that] Conancez was prepared to reflect upon a range of issues which remain relevant and controversial, for many people in the Middle East today. These include the nature of Islam and its apparent resistance to self-doubt and the challenge of change, the complex attitude adopted by Muslims to Christians and Jews, the status of the Prophet Mohammed within Islam, the reasons for the enduring nature of despotic rule in the Middle East, the significance of the different status afforded to men and women.? COPAC locates 4 holdings in the UK, at the British Library (2 copies), SOAS, Manchester and Oxford. Atabey, 282; Macro, 750. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Autograph Letter Signed, in envelope addressed to "The Rev'd Mr. Rafles"

      1810 - Two pages (both sides of one leaf), folded into thirds to fit inside a handwritten folded envelope (with red wax seal). "Castle Street [Edinburgh], Friday." The letter reads:~Sir~I am honoured with your card & much obliged by the polite [----------?] which it contains and am very happy you have found your journey to Scotland pleasant notwithstanding the weather having been unfavourable.~I presume Mr. Grahame after whom you enquire is the same young gentleman who is now residing in the family of my friend & kinsman Mr. Scott of Harden. If I am right in my conjecture his address is Mertoun House By St. Boswells. Mr. Scott's seat is about six miles from Kelso & five from Milburn[?]. I shall be happy if you find this information useful & am Sir~Your obliged & humble Servant~Walter Scott.~We cannot identify the recipient other than by his name and address on the envelope -- "The Rev'd Mr Rafles [Rufles?] | Mr Gouldris[?] | 7 St. James Square". All we can infer about the recipient is that he resided at a very fashionable address in London, and that apparently he and Scott had never met. Clearly the recipient had left his calling card, and enquired for the address of a Mr. Grahame -- who it appears was at Mertoun House (by the River Tweed), which had been in the Scott family for about a century; a century later, it would be sold to the Egerton family, for whom Mertoun House would become the home of the Duke of Sutherland.~The year of this letter is unspecified, but we can be certain only that it was between 1798 and 1826: until his marriage in late 1797 Walter Scott lived with his parents at 25 George Street; after the marriage he and Charlotte lived briefly at 50 George Street, and then in Autumn 1798 they moved to 10 Castle Street (where, in 1798 and in 1801, their two children were born); and shortly after the latter birth they moved to more permanent lodgings at 39 South Castle Street -- until 1824, by which time Scott built his estate Abbotsford -- on the River Tweed. (Two years later, he was forced to sell the South Castle Street house because of the failure of the Ballantyne publishing company). This letter says only "Castle Street," but that does not necessarily mean 10 Castle Street -- since it is known, from other letters, that Scott would write "Castle Street" to refer to his address at 39 South Castle Street, as well.~The letter is in very good condition (folded into thirds, as originally mailed; one vertical quarter of the letter is a little browned).

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        Expédition de l'Escaut. Enquêtes, pièces et documens relatifs aux affaires de l'Escaut, communiqués aux deux Chambres du Parlement d'Angleterre.

      , Paris, Henri Agasse., 1810. Hardcover, 554 pages .L'ouvrage comporte un ensemble de documents anglais (traduits en français) relatifs à l'expédition de Walcheren en 1809. Il s'agissait pour les troupes anglaises de débarquer dans Anvers et Flessingue pour y détruire les arsenaux et les bassins de construction à Anvers, Terneuse et Flessingue, de s'emparer de l'île de Walcheren et d'obstruer la navigation de l'Escaut afin que la marine napoléonienne ne puisse l'emprunter.

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        Pietas Londinensis : the History, Design, and Present State of the various Public Charities in and near London.

      Printed for Richard Phillips, London 1810 - In-8 de XXIX-(3)-984-(4) pp., demi-basane brune, dos lisse (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Le jurisconsulte Anthony Highmore (1758?1829) prit en 1783 la direction d'un cabinet d'affaires, acquit une grande fortune avec laquelle il contribua à l'établissement des sociétés de bienfaisance. Proche de Granville Sharp, il fut par ailleurs un des plus fervents adversaires de l'esclavage. Secrétaire général du London Lying-In Hospital, il publie en 1810 un panorama historié des hôpitaux de la capitale réparties en six categories : hospitals ; dispensaries, lying-in, and medical charities ; colleges ; alms-houses ; school-charities ; miscellaneous charities : the Asylum for Female Orphans, Bethlehem Hospital, School for the Indigent Blind, Hetherington's charity, Bridewell Hospital, Society for Bettering the Condition of the Poor, Deaf and Dumb Asylum, Foundling Hospital, Joseph Lancaster's School, London Female Penitentiary, London Workhouse, Magdalen Hospital, Marine Society, Orphans' Working School, Refuge for the Destitute. Des rousseurs mais très bon exemplaire. Williams, II, p. 264 ; inconnu de Kress qui mentionne à la date de 1810 les Observations de Highmore (B.5668). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Das Neue Testament unsers Herrn und Heilandes Jesu Christi nach der Deutschen Uebersetzung D Martin Luthers

      Germantown: Gedruckt bey Michael Billmeyer, 1810. Sixth edition, 12mo, pp. 537, [3]; original full unadorned calf, brass clasps on leather thongs; text rather browned throughout; all else very good and sound. Seidensticker, p. 178; Shaw & Shoemaker, 19519; First Century of German Language Printing in America, 1727.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, in envelope addressed to "The Rev'd Mr. Rafles"

      1810. Two pages (both sides of one leaf), folded into thirds to fit inside a handwritten folded envelope (with red wax seal). "Castle Street [Edinburgh], Friday." The letter reads:~Sir~I am honoured with your card & much obliged by the polite [----------?] which it contains and am very happy you have found your journey to Scotland pleasant notwithstanding the weather having been unfavourable.~I presume Mr. Grahame after whom you enquire is the same young gentleman who is now residing in the family of my friend & kinsman Mr. Scott of Harden. If I am right in my conjecture his address is Mertoun House By St. Boswells. Mr. Scott's seat is about six miles from Kelso & five from Milburn[?]. I shall be happy if you find this information useful & am Sir~Your obliged & humble Servant~Walter Scott.~We cannot identify the recipient other than by his name and address on the envelope -- "The Rev'd Mr Rafles [Rufles?] | Mr Gouldris[?] | 7 St. James Square". All we can infer about the recipient is that he resided at a very fashionable address in London, and that apparently he and Scott had never met. Clearly the recipient had left his calling card, and enquired for the address of a Mr. Grahame -- who it appears was at Mertoun House (by the River Tweed), which had been in the Scott family for about a century; a century later, it would be sold to the Egerton family, for whom Mertoun House would become the home of the Duke of Sutherland.~The year of this letter is unspecified, but we can be certain only that it was between 1798 and 1826: until his marriage in late 1797 Walter Scott lived with his parents at 25 George Street; after the marriage he and Charlotte lived briefly at 50 George Street, and then in Autumn 1798 they moved to 10 Castle Street (where, in 1798 and in 1801, their two children were born); and shortly after the latter birth they moved to more permanent lodgings at 39 South Castle Street -- until 1824, by which time Scott built his estate Abbotsford -- on the River Tweed. (Two years later, he was forced to sell the South Castle Street house because of the failure of the Ballantyne publishing company). This letter says only "Castle Street," but that does not necessarily mean 10 Castle Street -- since it is known, from other letters, that Scott would write "Castle Street" to refer to his address at 39 South Castle Street, as well.~The letter is in very good condition (folded into thirds, as originally mailed; one vertical quarter of the letter is a little browned).

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        \"Blick auf das Wilhelmshöher Schloß, im Hintergrund der Karlsberg mit den Kaskaden\" und \"Blick über den See mit der Fontäne auf den Karlsberg\". Gegenstücke.

       2 Gouachen von Johann Erdmann Hummel, um 1810, je ca. 25 x 32 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XVIII, S. 128/9. - Der Maler und Radierer wurde 1769 in Kassel geboren. Er studierte an der Kasseler Akademie und wurde Schüler des Hofmalers Böttner. Zwischen 1792 und 1796 unternahm er ausgedehnte Reisen nach Italien, wo er sich Reinhart, Koch, Mechau, Bury u.a. anschloß. Nach seiner Rückkehr ging er 1800 auf Empfehlung der Erbprinzessin Auguste an den Berliner Hof. Er starb 1852 in Berlin. - Schloß Wilhelmshöhe wurde zwischen 1786 und 1798 als Anlage aus drei separaten Baukörpern errichtet. Während der napoleonischen Besatzung 1806 wurden die einzelnen Baukörper durch eingeschossige Verbindungsbauten zusammengeschlossen. Dieser Zustand ist hier dargestellt. - Zwei prachtvolle, farbfrische Gegenstücke von Hummel (oder seinem Umkreis) mit schwarz gouachierter Umrandung. Gerahmt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Aquarell/Zeichnung, Hessen

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        Geschichte der Jesuiten in Baiern

      vi, 218 pp. 8vo, cont. marbled half-sheep & marbled boards (title & final leaf rather foxed), flat spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine, arms in gilt on upper cover of Max, Graf von Preysing-Lichtenegg-Moos (1810-81). Nuremberg: Riegel & Wiessner, 1819. First edition of this detailed history of the Jesuits in Bavaria. Lang (1764-1835), was a Bavarian government official, the archivist of Munich, and the author of many histories of Bavaria. The Jesuits in Bavaria exerted considerable influence in the region due to their enormous wealth; they were suppressed in 1773. Apart from the foxing, a fine copy. Bookplate of Philipp Pfister, secretary to King Ludwig II. Rare.

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        The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. A New Edition, in Twelve Volumes, with An Essay on his Life and Genius, By Arthur Murphy, Esq. 12 volumes complete

      J. Nichols & Son 1810 - full calf five raised bands glt decoration and titles to spine tooled clamshell borders with gilt borders to boards marbled edges and endpapers bookplate of Frederick Smith glue to front pastedown portrait of Johnson frontispiece to volume one bindings tight and in good condition leather scuffed spine edges a bit worn 12 volumes complete. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Treatise On Astronomy

      1225AH-1810AD, Persia 1225 - "A56Treatise On Astronomy Astronomy treatise, compiled by a certain ‘Atam bin ‘Ahmad ‘Ah[a]ni.Persian manuscript on blue paper, possibly coming from Persia and dated at the early Qagar period: the Islamic month of Du-Higga of the year 1225 AH, that is to say, in the Gregorian calendar, January 1810 AD.The manuscript is complete and composed by 94 leaves altogether.Leaf dimensions: mm. 199 x 170; text panel dimensions: mm.145 x 90; the leaves show 19 lines each page, written in a black-inked nastaliq script. Some words or expressions of relevance have been underlined in red; presence of many marginal notes is to be noticed. The manuscript is illustrated with numerous tables and astronomical diagrams: for instance, the geometric design at leaf 19 represents the celestial spheres,whilst in the one at leaf 78 the scheme of a solar eclipse is drawn.The volume is still bound in its original soft morocco binding, and lies in very good conditions. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Pietas Londinensis: The History, Design, and Present State of the Various Public Charities in and near London

      London: Richard Phillips, 1810. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. xxix,(i),984pp followed by 4pp. publisher's catalogue. Half-title present. Early binding of full polished calf; spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt. Gilt borders and inner dentelles to the boards. Nicely and nearly invisibly rebacked with the original backstrip laid on and retaining the original drab endpapers. A very good copy.

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        [ATLAS]. Wallis's new pocket edition of the English Counties, or, Traveller's Companion,

      in which are carefully laid down all the direct & cross roads, cities, townes, villages, parks, seats, and rivers. With a general map of England and Wales. London : J. Wallis, n.d. [c. 1810]. First edition. Duodecimo, original publisher's half-morocco over marbled boards, contrasting gilt-lettered red morocco label to front board, corners and edges rubbed, contemporary owner's name to front pastedown, engraved title and contents pages, general map of England and Wales, 42 engraved maps of English counties, printed rectos only, finely hand-coloured, the Yorkshire map being double paged. An attractive copy in original condition of a charming pocket atlas of English counties, published by the well-known cartographic publisher Wallis.

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        Ecclesiastical Biography; or Lives of Eminent Men, connected with the history of religion in England; From the commencement of the Reformation to the Revolution; Selected and illustrated with notes, Complete in Six Volumes

      Law and Gilbert, London 1810 - "Ecclesiastical Biography; or Lives of Eminent Men, connected with the history of religion in England; From the commencement of the Reformation to the Revolution; Selected and illustrated with notes" by Christopher Wordsworth, M. A. Complete in six volumes. First edition. Printed by Law and Gilbert, London, 1810. The books measure 5" x 8.5". Bound in printer's original half half over marbled boards. Marbled fore-edges and endsheets. The set is in overall very good antiquarian condition. Some wear to the leather at the hinges, most especially to the corners and spine of Volume I; With dings to the board edges. Previous owner's bookplate on all front paste-downs. Slight paper loss at some of the endhseets. Foxing to the fore-edges, preliminary and terminal pages and at some of the text. The hinges are starting. The textblocks are largely, clean, bright, unmarked, and complete. The bindings are tight. The biographies contained in this set are: Volume I: Wickliffe, Thorpe, Cobham, Wolsey, Volume II: Bilney, More, Tindall, Cromwell, Rogers, Hooper, Taylor, Volume III: Latimer, Ridley, Cranmer, Volume IV: Jewel, Gilpin, Hooker, Whitgift, Donne, Herbert, Volume V: Wotton, Ferrar, Hall, Hammond, Sanderson, Baxter, Volume VI: Hale, Henry, Rochester, Tillotson. Written by Christopher Wordsworth, brother of the famous poet William Wordsworth. He was the Master of Trinity College, Oxford, from 1820-1841. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(H6-97) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Exemple de Fidelite et d'amour, de Pirame et Thisbe.

      Garnier-Allabre 1810 - A hand colored woodcut with blue added, depicting the meeting of Pyramus and Thisbe in the woods. Based on Ovid's Metamorphoses. Text in French. Measures 14.5 inches wide by 11.5 inches high. In the woodcut Thisbe is stabbing herself with a sword after finding Pyramus dead. Her veil lies on the ground between them. In the background is a lion. Both Pyramus and Thisbe are in contemporary 18th century dress. French text of the story of Pyramus and Thisbe surrounds the woodcut. Printed in seven columns. Cheap, colored woodcuts were highly popular in Europe from the 15th to the 19th century. They were very popular because of their low cost, bright colors, and their political, religious or literary illustrations. Because of their popularity few survive today. Previously folded, some staining on verso. Water stain and slight tear on lower margin. Does not affect text or print. Hand-colored in blue (stencil) woodcut with letterpress. With letterpress title, and publication line: "A Chartres, chez Garnier-Allabre, Fabricant d'images et marchand de Papiers Peints, place des Halles, no. 389." Not in Garnier-Pelle Nicole; Préaud, Maxime, L'Imagerie populaire française, Paris, Réunion des musées nationaux and Bibliothèque nationale de France, 1990

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        Landes-Verordnungen der Grafschaft Lippe. Vierter Band (von 1790 bis 1800). Landes-Verordnungen des Fürstenthums Lippe. Fünfter Band (von 1801 bis 1810).

      Meyersche Schriften, Lemgo 1810 - Landes-Verordnungen der Grafschaft Lippe. Vierter Band (von 1790 bis 1800). 240 Seiten plus 20 Seiten Repertorium. Lemgo, gedruckt mit Meyerschen Schriften 1801. Landes-Verordnungen des Fürstenthums Lippe. Fünfter Band (von 1801 bis 1810). 284 Seiten plus 24 Seiten Repertorium. Lemgo, mit Meyerschen Schriften 1810. Beide Bände eingebunden in Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückentitel ("Landes-Verordnungen 4 - 5"). Einband/Rücken angestoßen/berieben/beschädigt, Papier mit Knick- und Gebrauchsspuren, sonst aber ordentlich. Keine Besitzvermerke, Stempel oder dergleichen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New Map of Mexico and Adjacent Provinces Compiled from Original Documents By A. Arrowsmith 1810

      Published by A. Arrowsmith, 10 Soho Square, 5th October, 1810., London, - An important foundation map of Texas First issue. Large engraved map on four sheets, joined as two, fine original outline hand-colour, inset maps of the 'Valley of Mexico from Mr Humboldt's Map', and charts of Acapulco Bay, and Veracruz. Rare and important foundation map of Texas and the southwest, the first issue, stating that Arrowsmith is Hydrographer to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, rather than to His Majesty. The map covers the Southwestern United States from the Mississippi River to southern California. It was the first large scale map of the area to record the discoveries of Zebulon Montgomery Pike and Alexander von Humboldt. The map itself was bitterly attacked by Humboldt who accused Arrowsmith - not without some justification - of plagiarism. The work is, however, no mere copy, and is superior to Humboldt's in several areas; most notably the delineation of the Californian coast for which Arrowsmith drew on the surveys made by Captain George Vancouver, and the Hudson Bay Company. Also, the rendering of much of Texas and the environs of the Brazos and Guadalupe rivers are much improved. Martin and Martin add that "by combining the best parts of Humboldt's and Pike's maps and avoiding their errors, and by adding his own new information, Arrowsmith contributed a significantly improved depiction of the region". The present example depicts the boundary of the Texas-Louisiana border along the Mermeto River and follows the official Spanish position as reported by Humboldt, beginning "about a hundred miles east of the mouth of the Salinas, or well into Louisiana, at the mouth of what is called the Mermento River, and then runs northeast along that river and then northwest to only a little above the 32nd parallel, and then runs slightly south of west, with San Saba around 100 miles beyond the boundary" (Streeter 1046D). Later, a second state was issued showing an altered border moved further west and north running along the Sabine and Red Rivers, as accepted by both the United States and Spain in the Adam-Onis Treaty of 1819. The insets are: Valley of Mexico from Mr. Humboldt's Map; Vera Cruz; and Acapulco. Aaron Arrowsmith (1750-1823) was the finest cartographer of his generation. Although he received little formal education it is believed that he was taught some mathematical instruction by William Emerson, author of several books on the application of mathematics to the area of cartography. Around 1770, Arrowsmith moved to London to seek employment. It is believed that he worked for William Faden before joining John Cary Sr. in the early 1780s. There he provided the measurements for John Cary's early publication detailing the roads from London to Falmouth, his first signed work. Arrowsmith set up on his own in 1790 and over the next thirty years produced some of the most beautiful and elegant maps of the era. Martin and Martin 25. See also Phillips, America, p.408; Streeter 1046; Taliaferro 202. 1340 by 1570mm. (52.75 by 61.75 inches). (Framed: 1400 x 1710 mm) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Nuova Raccolta di ciquanta motivi Pittoreschi a Costumi di Roma, incise all' Acqua forte de Bartolomeo Pinelli Romano.

      Pictorial title and plus 49 plates. Contemporary half calf gilt over marbled boards. 222 x 157 mm. Spine repaired else a very good, clean copy.

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        Pietas Londinensis: The History, Design, and Present State of the Various Public Charities in and near London

      London: Richard Phillips, 1810. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. xxix,(i),984pp followed by 4pp. publisher's catalogue. Half-title present. Early binding of full polished calf; spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt. Gilt borders and inner dentelles to the boards. Nicely and nearly invisibly rebacked with the original backstrip laid on and retaining the original drab endpapers. A very good copy.

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        The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. A New Edition, in Twelve Volumes, with An Essay on his Life and Genius, By Arthur Murphy, Esq. 12 volumes complete

      J. Nichols & Son. Hardcover. full calf five raised bands glt decoration and titles to spine tooled clamshell borders with gilt borders to boards marbled edges and endpapers bookplate of Frederick Smith glue to front pastedown portrait of Johnson frontispiece to volume one bindings tight and in good condition leather scuffed spine edges a bit worn 12 volumes complete. . Very Good. 1810.

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        Napoleons Gesetzbuch. Einzig officielle Ausgabe für das Großherzogthum Berg. Édition seule officielle pour le Grand-Duché de Berg.

      in der Großherzoglich-Bergischen Regierungs-Buchdruckerey bey X. Levrault, Düsseldorf 1810 - Düsseldorf, in der Großherzoglich-Bergischen Regierungs-Buchdruckerey, bey X. Levrault, 1810. 8vo. Titelblätter mit Wappensignet Napoléons, 2 Bll., 1075 S. Zeitgenössischer Pappband mit Rückenprägung und geprägtem Rückenschild, schöner Rotschnitt. Exzellenter Zustand, Papier sehr frisch! Zweisprachige Ausgabe. - Durchaus mit lebhafter Teilnahme Napoléons wurde in Frankreich eine Zivilrechtskodifikation geschaffen, der im Jahre 1804 erlassene "Code Civil des Francais". Im Kaiserreich behielt das Gesetzbuch die amtliche Bezeichnung "Code Napoléon". Die Truppen Napoléons eroberten ganz Europa, auch Deutschland. Mit der Besatzung kam auch der Code Napoléon als offizielles Gesetzbuch nach Deutschland. Es erschienen eine Reihe von deutschen Übersetzungen, selten aber - wie hier - als französisch-deutsche Parallelausgabe. Das Großherzogtum Berg (auch: Großherzogtum Kleve und Berg) bestand von 1806 bis 1813 als ein napoleonischer "Satellitenstaat", wesentlich hervorgegangen aus den Herzogtümern Berg und Kleve, der Grafschaft Mark, dem Erbfürstentum Münster und der Reichsstadt Dortmund. Das Gebiet wurde etwa markiert durch die Städe Meppen im Norden, Osnabrück im Osten, dem Siegerland im Süden und seiner Hauptstadt Düsseldorf im Westen. Exzellenter Zustand, Papier sehr frisch! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tanzendes Volk vor antiken Ruinen. Große aquarellierte Federzeichnung auf Bütten; Bartolomeo Pinelli zugeschrieben.

      Italien, um 1810/20. - 35,3 x 59,1 cm, auf Trägerpappe aufgelegt. Nicht signiert oder bezeichnet. - Außergewöhnlich große, qualitätvolle Darstellung mit einem tanzenden Paar, das sich zu den Klängen eines Lautenspielers bewegt, umringt von allerlei Leuten, die in ihrer jeweiligen Beschäftigung innehalten, um zuzuschauen; im Vordergrund ein grasender Gaul und ein Hund, im Hintergrund Fuhrwerke in der bergigen Landschaft und antike Ruinen. - Sehr schön erhalten.

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        Das Gesamtwerk. [Herausgegeben von Fritz Werle]. 8 Bände [kmpl.]. (1) Das große Geheimnis. (2) Geschichte der Magie. Erster Halbband. (3) [Dasselbe] Zweiter Halbband. (4) Dogma und Ritual der Hohen Magie. Erster Band: Dogma. (5) [Dasselbe] Zweiter Band: Das Ritual. (6) Die salomonischen Schlüssel. (7) Das Buch der Weisen. (8) Der Schlüssel zu den großen Mysterien nach Henoch, Abraham, Hermes Trismegistos und Salomon. Dtsch. Erstausg.

      243 S., 1 Bl. / 294 S. / 252 S. / 273 S. / 341 S. / 94 S., 1 Bl. / 237 S., 1 Bl. mit 2 Taf. / 392 S., 1 Bl. Bd. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 u. 8 mit einigen Abb. im Text, 8, Goldgepr. O-Leinen (8 Bde.) Standardwerk der Magie. - Eliphas Lévi (1810-1875), einer der meistzitierten Okkultisten Frankreichs. Laut Miers haben nahezu alle okkulten Bewegungen aus seinen Werken geschöpft ohne seinen Namen zu erwähnen. So sind z.B. "Geheimlehre" von Blavatsky u. in "Morals and Dogma" von Albert Pike ganze Absätze aus seinen Hauptwerken enthalten. Die Anregung zu "Dogma und Ritual der Hohen Magie" verdankt Levi dem polnischen Mathematiker, Erfinder u. Okkultisten Jean-Marie Wronski [d.i. Jean Marie Hoene]. Die praktische Erprobung der Evokationen erfolgte durch seine Bekanntschaft mit Bulwer-Lytton 1854 in London. Einzelheiten sind bei Papus "Almanach du Magiste. Paris 1894" nachzulesen u. in der Levi Biografie von Chacornac. - Einbände tlw. leicht fleckig u. berieben wenige Seiten u. zwei Vorsätze etwas fleckig ganz vereinzelte Bleistiftanstreichungen, sonst gute Expl.

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        Plauen (Dresden). - Ansicht. - "Partie de la Vallée de Plauen du côté du jardin de Reifewitz près de Dresde".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Umrissradierung , koloriert, um 1810. Von Johann Friedrich Wizani. 36,5 x 51,6 cm (Darstellung) / 48 x 58,7 cm (Blatt). Mittig unterhalb der Darstellung betitelt, ferner links um "Dessiné et gravé par I. F. Wizani" und mittig "bei Heinrich Rittner in Dresden" ergänzt. - Romantische Ansicht des Plauensches Grundes bei Dresden. Im Vordergrund mit einer Schäferstaffage. - Blatt etwas gebräunt und leicht fleckig, gering knickspurig. Oben mit kleinem hinterlegten Papierriss, Spuren vormaliger Montage. Insgesamt in einem guten Erhaltungszustand. Johann Friedrich Wizani (1770 Dresden - 1838 Dresden). Deutscher Landschaftszeichner und Kupferstecher. Zählte mit seinem Bruder Carl Wizani zu den produktivsten Landschaftsmalern und -radierern der Romantik in Dresden. Beide hatten an der Dresdner Akademie bei Adrian Zingg studiert und standen in den besten Beziehungen zu den Kunstverlegern der Stadt. Sprache: Deutsch

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        REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF CLAIMS OF THE MEMORIAL OF PETER [PIERRE] LANDAIS; FEBRUARY 5, 1810. READ, AND REFERRED TO A COMMITTE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE ON FRIDAY NEXT

      City of Washington: A.&G. Way, Printers, 1810 The first USS Alliance of the United States Navy was a 36-gun sailing frigate of the American Revolutionary War. Her first commanding officer was Capt. Pierre [Peter] Landais, a former officer of the French Navy who had come to the New World hoping to become a naval counterpart of Lafayette. The Alliance after reaching France was ordered by Benjamin Franklin to join the French squadron commanded by Captain John Paul Jones on the Bonhomme Richard instead of quickly returning to America with much needed military supplies. The squadron then clockwise circumnavigated around Britain capturing three British ships. Landais sent the captured ships to Bergen, Norway, where the Danish government quickly returned the ships to the British consul depriving the captors of any reward for the capture of the ships. This Committee of Claims report was to determine whether the U.S. or France was liable to make good on the loss of any profit on the loss of the three ships. House Report No. 32, pages 317 through 331, 15 pages. Recently bound in half green leather over mabled boards. A fine copy.. Hardcover.

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        Le Livre Bleu.

      O. O., "Imprimé aux frais de l`auteur", ca. 1810.. Ein handschriftl. Blatt, darauf geschriebener Titel auf der oberen Hälfte und nur das Folgende gedruckt. Insgesamt: 3 Bll., 43 S. Grüner HLdr. d. 19. Jhdt. Über KVK / WorldCat nur ein Expl. in der Library of Congress nachweisbar. - Vgl zu diesem Kuriosum sehr ausführlich: Mossdorf, Encyclopädie der Freimaurerei III, pp. 354-359 und Lenning, Allgemeines Handbuch der Freimaurerei I, 478. - Sehr seltenes Freimaurer-Kuriosum: Der sonst nicht zu fassende Autor hat wohl selbst den Titel auf der oberen Hälfte des ersten gedruckten Blattes handschriftlich eingesetzt, nach dem gedruckten Vermerk des Selbstverlages beginnt der Text: "Afin de rendre cet ouvrage intelligible a ceux qui n`ont pas droit à la participation des secrets mac. ...". Der laufende Text, Anweisungen, Aphorismen und Geheimnisse für die höheren Grade enthaltend, wird von einer Vielzahl von Freimaurer-Chiffren unterbrochen. Deren Bedeutung ist auf dem vorgebundenen Manuskriptblatt zu entschlüsseln. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library.

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        A New Map of Mexico and Adjacent Provinces Compiled from Original Documents

      A fine example of the first edition of Arrowsmith's landmark map of Texas, Upper California and the Southwest, perhaps the single most important 19th Century mapping of the Southwestern part of North America prior to its independence. Arrowsmith's map was the first to report the discoveries of Pike and Humboldt, having been issued prior to the official accounts of these two explorers. While the map draws from the work of Humboldt extensively (evidenced by Humboldt´s accusation of plagiarism), the map shows substantial improvements over the Humboldt map in several areas. Arrowsmith drew on Vancouver's charts for his treatment of the California Coastline (including the tracks of Vancouver's voyage on the California Coast on a daily basis), Pike's accounts for the mapping of Texas and the Brazos and Guadalupe River regions and other rivers explored by Pike, and Humboldt's treatment of the Rocky Mountain regions and the Gulf Coast. Arrowsmith also shows Father Escalante's route in detail and is the first to confirm that the "Nepestle River" first reached by the Juan de Archuleta Expedition between 1664 and 1680 was in fact the Arkansas River. The map also provides an interesting snapshot of the Lower Missouri River, Kansas River, and Arkansas River valleys, prior to the reports of Stephen Long and other American explorer's in the region. There are a number of annotations throughout the map providing further information on the exploration and mapping of the region. In describing the map, Martin & Marin note: Relying on information provided to him by the Hudson's Bay Company, [Arrowsmith] added significant details in the Northwest, and his depiction of the California coast was probably taken from the British explorer Vancouver's own charts. In the Texas area [Arrowsmith] undoubtedly used Pike's rendition of the rivers .  .  . while he followed Humboldt in tracing the coast from the Spanish Hydrographic Office chart . . . . By combining the best parts of Humboldt's and Pike's maps and avoiding their errors, and by adding his own new information, Arrowsmith contributed a significantly improved depiction of the region" The present example is the first state of the map, showing the boundary of Mexico and the United States at the Mermento River in Louisiana, following the River. While Streeter referred to this edition as the second edition of the map, Rumsey identifies this edition as the first edition, with the Streeter's first state actually being the last edition, published circa 1820. The confusion lies in the fact that Streeter's first edition is also dated 1810 and shows Arrowsmith as "Hydrographer to his Majesty." All other editions reference Arrowsmith as Hydrographer to the Prince of Wales, with the second, third and fourth editions including a change in the title noting that each is corrected to 1815, 1816 and 1817 respectively. Streeter apparently assumed that this meant the "Hydrographer to the King State" was the first edition, but Rumsey correctly notes that Streeter's first edition is the only one to show the Adams Onis Treaty Boundary of 1819 and that it appears in the Atlas to Thompson's Alcedo, first published in 1825. Arrowsmith's map of Mexico is regarded as perhaps the single most influential of all regional maps from this time period, a landmark in the Cartographic History of Texas and the Southwest, and a cornerstone map in American Cartographic History. Truly exceptional copy of the map, with fine fresh color and was likely unopened and virtually untouched for nearly 200 years. Martin & Martin 25, Streeter 1046, Wheat 295.

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        Vue de l'Hospice du Mt. St. Bernard.

      1810 circa. Incisione all'acquatinta, cm 41,3 x 52,8 circa (il foglio). Firmata in lastra sulla destra, fuori dalla parte figurata (Dessiné et Gravé par Ch. Muller). Il Muller, nelle sue vedute, utilizza sempre un espediente pittorico per contestualizzare la scena in uno scorcio, in un momento di vita quotidiana, o in un contesto storico. In questo modo, le sue stampe assumono importanti valori paesaggistici e storico culturali. Veduta con truppe e cavalli nel contesto alpino, col rifugio e i monti ricoperti di ghiaccio tutt'intorno. Il Colle del Gran Bernardo (2472 metri) unisce Svizzera e Italia. La strada del colle, impraticabile per molti mesi l'anno per via delle imponenti nevicate, è ancora oggi preferita da molti come tramite tra i due versanti delle Alpi. I Romani, che gli diedero il nome di Mons Jovis, ne fecero il principale punto di attraversamento delle Alpi lungo l'asse Nord - Sud, e vi costruirono un tempio dove viaggiatori e soldati offrivano sacrifici per attirarsi il favore degli Dei. Con la decadenza dell'Impero Romano erano venute meno le condizioni per un uso sicuro del colle del Mons Jovis. Fu allora che Bernardo di Mentone, arcidiacono di Aosta, vi costruì verso il 1050 l'Ospizio e assegnò a dei monaci dell'ordine di Sant'Agostino i compito di dedicarsi all'assistenza dei viandanti. Per nove secoli rimasero fedeli alla loro missione, offrendo salmi ed inni a Dio, andando in soccorso dei viaggiatori e ospitandoli nell'Ospizio. Il modesto riparo fu poi ingrandito nel corso dei secoli per poter assicurare ospitalità gratuita a tutti i viandanti e altre costruzioni furono via via aggiunte: l'obitorio nel 1476, l'ostello San Luigi nel 1786, e finalmente la Casa Nuova nel 1899, che divenne, dal 1925 l' "Hôtel de l'Hospice". Dopo l'apertura del traforo del Gran San Bernardo nel 1964, in pochi affrontano il colle d'inverno per recarsi in Italia, o viceversa. Tuttavia l'Ospizio ha saputo mantenersi come luogo di incontro e riflessione dove il visitatore desideroso di silenzio e raccoglimento si reca per il proprio benessere. Disegnata ed incisa da Christian Friedrich Muller (Stuttgart, 1782 - 1816) agli inizi dell'Ottocento. Una piega della carta al margine inferiore e alcune usuali imperfezioni marginali, buono stato di conservazione. .

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        Naufrage de MM. de Laborde sur les canots de La Peyrouse au port des François dans la Californie. Dédié à Monsieur Alexandre de Laborde leur frère

      A remarkable scene after a painting of Louis-Philippe Crepin, representing the shipwreck of Edouard and Ange de Laborde on 13 July 1786, off the coast of Alaska, during the expedition of La Perouse, one of the most significant journeys of exploration conducted by the French in the 18th century. The expedition took place onboard the Boussole and the Astrolabe, it´s goal was to explore the Pacific and assess the Spanish settlement in California; whilst en route to Kamchatka, La Perouse was the first to safely navigate the Japan Sea. After passing through Cape Horn, the expedition sailed towards the Northwest of America, arriving to the coast of Alaska in July 1786, discovering a magnificent bay dominated by mountains and surrounded by glaciars, which he goes on to name Port-des-Français, today Lituya Bay, staying there for almost a month. The bay was rich in natural resources, and was frequented by the Amerindian population of the area, with whom the French conducted trade on several occasions; La Perouse soon envisioned the potential for the fur trade. The subject of this scene is a dramatic episode occurred on 13 July 1786, when La Perouse sent a detachment of officers to sound the bay in three small vessels (two biscayennes and a small canoe); despite his recommendations for caution, Lieutenant Descure ventured too close to the pass, his biscayenne was engulfed by the tide, the second biscayenne -which had the Laborde brothers on board- suffered the same fate when attempting to rescue the first one, only the small canoe escaped, due probably to it´s stability. In all, 21 sailors perished in the shipwreck. Dedicated to the brother of the Laborde brothers, who died in the shipwreck, Alexandre de Laborde, author of several works on France, Spain, and Austria. At the bottom of the engraving, there is a narrative of what occurred in the shipwreck. The author, Louis-Philippe Crepin, was a pupil of Joseph Vernet and Hubert Robert, he also authored the painting portraying Dumont D´Urville and the sailors of the corvette Astrolabe paying homage at the La Perouse memorial on the island of Vanikoro. Extremely rare, both in the market and institutionally; we locate copies at Yale and the California State Library in the United States, and one in France.

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