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        Excise Office, Broad Street.

      1810 - Rowlandson, Thomas [1756-1827]. Pugin, Augustin Charles [1762-1832]. Excise Office, Broad Street. London: R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, February 1, 1810. Attractively glazed and matted 11" x 9" aquatint in handsome 15-1/2" x 13-1/2" wooden frame, small plaque to center of bottom. Light toning to margins, image vivid. An attractive piece. * Plate 103 from The Microcosm of London. Published over a 26-month period, this series depicted over 100 scenes of city life in London during the Regency. The settings were rendered by Pugin; the human activity by Rowlandson. Although Rowlandson is famous as a satirical artist, people in the Microcosm are drawn more realistically.

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        Encyclopædia Britannica. Fourth Edition with Fifth and Sixth Edition Supplement. 26 volume set. [Encyclopaedia; Encyclopedia]

      Edinburgh - Archibald Constable & Co 1810. 270mm x 220mm (11" x 9").20795pp.703 copper plates plus 8 maps and charts, some folding.The full 26 volumes set: 4th edition plus 5th and 6th edition supplements (1824). Noted for the fine quality of the full-page engravings and maps. N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination. Published: 1810 - 1824.

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        [Voyage to the East Indies and the Philippines] Voyage commercial et politique aux Indes Orientales, aux iles Philippines, a la Chine, avec des notions sur la Cochinchine et le Tonquin, pendant les années 1803, 1804, 1805, 1806 et 1807, contenant des observations et des renseignements, tant sur les productions territoriales et industrielles que sur le commerce de ces pays; des tableaux d'importations et d'exportations du commerce d'Europe en Chine, depuis 1804 jusqu'en 1807; des remarques sur les moeurs, les coutumes, le gouvernement, les lois, les idiômes, les religions, etc.; un apperçu des moyens à employer pour affranchir ces contree

      Paris: Crapelet for Clament frères, 1810 Book. Very Good. Leather Bound. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Paris: Crapelet for Clament frères, 1810. First Edition. Octavo, 3 vols. x;, 309 pp. With two engraved hand coloured folding maps and four folding tables. Period brown gilt tooled quarter sheep with orange gilt labels and marbled boards housed in a matching slip case. A very good set. Sainte-Croix was a French officer, responsible for the defense of the Philippines. Renouard de Sainte-Croix arrived in Pondicherry, India, in 1802 and was almost immediately imprisoned by the English. After he was liberated, he stayed for two more years in India and went amongst others to the coasts of Coromandel and Malabar. He then travelled to the Philippines where he visited Manila, and the gold mines of Mabulao. Cordier Indonisica, 2425; Howgego 1800-1850, D12; Lust 384..

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      Machell Stace., London. 1810 - 196pp 5 called for plates 85 additional plates and three fold outs-Plymouth, Worcester and facsimile of the Declaration. very nice copy with light wear, gentle rubbing to front board, some offset but without detriment. Insurance required. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Sale of English-Beauties in the East Indies

      London,: circa, 1810.. Etching with original handcolouring, 332 x 225 mm. (image size); in fine condition, with title intact, framed. 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).BM, 8823; Wright and Evans, 154.

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        Un Bon Tiens Vaut Mieux Que Deux tu Auras [A Bird in Hand is Worth Two in the Bush]

      Paris: circa 1810. Colour-printed stipple. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of some slight paper discolouration. Water stain lower left corner. Trimmed within plate mark on the side and top margins. Image size: 10 3/8 x 13 1/8 inches. 13 3/4 x 15 11/16 inches. A glowing impression of this charming stipple engraving, which is printed in the "a la poupée" method. This unusual print by Augrand after Mallet exemplifies a certain vogue for quasi erotic, decorative prints that swept through France during the Napoleonic era. Mallet had a reputation for luxurious mixes of beautiful women and cupids. Here in a scene that echoes Medieval and Renaissance Annunciation scenes, a happy young woman in the neo-Classical garb that became fashionable at this time embraces one cherub while another floats away, and the title invites her to be happy with the one she has. This plate is a lovely example of early colour printing, which was developed as a means of reproducing the effects of painting in oils. It exemplifies the single- plate colour-printing technique developed in England and quickly adopted by French engravers. The effect is achieved by inking a single plate with several different colours by using a rag stump, a process known as à la poupée. As this lovely print demonstrates, the outcome achieved by this laborious method of inking has a wonderful painterly effect and creates a delicacy of image, appropriate to its light-hearted message.

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      [n.p., c. 1810]. . A charming early 19th century watercolour album featuring illustrations of lepidoptera, bound in contemporary dark green full morocco, spine flat with gilt rules, the boards with borders incorporating a recurring leaf and vase design in gilt, measuring 12.5 x 18 cm overall. 24 watercolours in total, comprising a title piece, 22 illustrations and one endpiece, all vividly coloured and with many highlighted in gold or silver, each mounted on thick paper. Minor wear to extremities, though with slight loss to one of the corners, some discolouration to the paper of the majority of the illustrations caused by the glue originally used to mount them onto the album leaves, one illustration with slight loss caused by paper adhered from the opposite leaf, that aside a splendid collection. The illustrations appear to be of imaginary species and are captioned with Latinised or Classical names (Flora Harlemitana, Castor & Pollux and Ether to name but a few), which do not appear to correspond with any modern scientific titles. As to the names of the creators of the album, two attributions are provided: the name above is given on the illustrated title page - “Fict. secundum...”, whilst the Latinised name “Maria Oruarchus de C.” is given as the artist to the lower corner of the same. The illustrations are similar in style and subject to examples of work by Maria Margaretha van Os (1780-1862), a Dutch natural history artist of the period and a member of a small dynasty of painters. Painting in oils or watercolours, her work typically comprised still life studies of nature - fruit, flowers and, as here, lepidoptera.

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        The MILITARY COMPANION: Being a System of Company Discipline, Founded on the Regulations of Baron Steuben, Late Major-General and Inspector-General of the Army of the United States. Containing, the Manual Exercise, Facings, Steps, Turnings, Wheelings, Miscellaneous Evolutions, and Firings. Together with Duty of Officers and Privates. Ornamented with Handsome Copper-plates of Company Evolutions. Designed for the Use of the Militia

      Newburyport:: Published by Thomas & Whipple. Geo. Hough, Printer, Concord.. 1810.. 12mo: A - D^6. 6-7/8" x 4-1/4". Third Edition, Improved (American Imprints 20735; Sabin 91460 [for the 2nd (1808), 3rd & 4th (1815) editions]). 48 pp.. Original publisher's printed grey paper wrappers. Rear wrapper an advert for other Thomas & Whipple publications.. Chip at base of spine. Period pos ["C.C.(?) Arnolds"] to top margin. of front wrapper. Paper browning in first gathering. Still, a VG+. copy.. A somewhat uncommon adaptation of Steuben's 1779 military manual that, no doubt, saw extensive use in the War of 1812. & & While well represented in the institutional environment, we note, however, in the trade, we find only one copy of this 3rd edition at auction these past 30+ years, 2009. . At front, a 2-page copperplate engraving depicting divers formations [11 figures + Explanation], engraved by Hooker & Fairman.

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      - virtudes em geral, e uso legitimo das aguas mineraes, principalmente de Caldas; com a noticia daquellas, que são conhecidas em cada huma das Povincias do Reino de Portugal, e o methodo de preparar as aguas artificiaes. COIMBRA, Na Real Impressa da Universidade. 1810. In 8.º 17x10 cm. 2 volumes com xxiv-350-(i) e viii-174-(i) pags. Encadernação da época em 1 vol. Com rotulo vermelho, ferros a ouro na lombada e cercadura dourada nas pastas. Ilustrado com 2 gravuras. Inocêncio III, 71. "FRANCISCO TAVARES, do Conselho de S. A. R. o Principe Regente, depois rei D. JoãoVI, Cavalleiro da Ordem de Christo, Doutor e Lente da Faculdade de Medicina da Univ. de Coimbra, primeiro Medico da Real Camara Physico-mór do Reino, Deputado da Junta do Proto-medicato, Socio da Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa, e da Academia de Medicina de Barcelona, etc. N. em Coimbra, ao que parece pouco depois do meiado do ultimo seculo. Seu pae exercia a pharmacia n'aquella cidade, e era tido por insigne na sua profissão. M. em Lisboa a 20 de Maio de 1812, e foi sepultado na igreja parochial do Sacramento. V. a seu respeito as Memorias biographicas pelo sr. Rodrigues de Gusmão, na Gazeta Medica de Lisboa, n.º 121 do 1.º de Junho de 1858, ou nos exemplares que d'ellas se tiraram em separado de pag. 5; a 11. Sem embargo dos muitos e notaveis erros e imperfeições em que abunda, principalmente na primeira parte, devidos á incuria e superficialidade dos que ao auctor ministraram alguns dos materiaes de que é formada, é ainda assim (diz o sr. R. de Gusmão) o unico trabalho hydrologico de alguma valia, que até agora possuimos." Location/localizacao: 7-A1-C-8

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        Vue de Dresde prise du Côté du Sud-ouest

      Aquatinta von Christian Gottlob Hammer bei Heinrich Rittner, Dresden um 1810. 45.5x63.5 cm. - Thieme / Becker XV, 563. - Malerischer Blick von Südwesten die Elbe entlang auf die Augustusbrücke, die Altstadt mit Schlossturm, Katholischer Hofkirche, Frauenkirche, Palais Brühl und am anderen Ufer das Japanische Palais und Häuser der Neustadt. Im Vordergrund hübsche Personenstaffage mit Reiter und Bauernfamilie an der damaligen Mündung der Weißeritz in die Elbe.Christian Gottlob (Gottlieb) Hammer (1779 - 1864) war als Landschaftszeichner und Kupferstecher in Dresden tätig, 1829 wurde er Professor an der Dresdner Akademie. Zu seinem Werk gehören Ansichten aus Sachsen, Nordböhmen und Schlesien.Das Dach des Japanischen Palais und die Jacken dreier Staffagefigur zart bläulich, sonst Aquatintadruck von Lichtgrau bis Schwarz. Blatt mit leicht bräunlichem Papierton. Rechts unten im Papierrand und im Bereich des Staffage-Buschwerkes kl. Löcher und Einrisse, dadurch geringer Textverlust in der letzten Zeile der Widmung. 1 kl. Loch im Himmel restauriert, Spuren von Druckerschwärze im Randbereich.

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      New York. 1810.. Two volumes bound in one: xviii,207; viii,224pp. plus two plates and five folding maps (as found in a few copies only, see below). Frontispiece portrait. Contemporary calf, spine gilt. Hinges worn but solid, corners worn, boards scuffed. Contemporary bookplate on front pastedown. The text is heavily foxed. Several maps have old tears along fold lines and have been backed on linen. About good. One of the earliest works to give a detailed account of travel and the actual risks and dangers encountered in the western country. Schultz crossed upstate New York and western Pennsylvania, then went down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans, travelling inland along the way. The entire second volume covers the trip from the mouth of the Ohio south, and paints a marvelous picture of a Mississippi passage of the period. The excellent maps include one of the South to New Orleans, the Ohio River, one of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers, and the locations of the ancient mounds near Marietta. The book is most often found with only four folding maps; this copy has five maps, as is the case in only a few copies. GRAFF 3707. CLARK II:166. HOWES S202, "aa." SABIN 78001. THOMSON 1027. BUCK 70.

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      Pittsburgh. 1810.. 504pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf, rebacked with original gilt spine laid down. Rubbed, corners bumped. Lacks front free endpaper. Text tanned. A good copy. Thomson calls this one of the most interesting works relating to the West. It is likely that this account was edited by Zadok Cramer, from whose press it was issued, and who included over one hundred pages of other information on the West gathered by himself, which follows the Cuming narrative. These include contributions by Loskiel, Forsyth, Hildreth, Badger, and Heckewelder, among others. Cuming himself undertook his tour in 1807 and 1808. An excellent account of one of the most notable early trips down the Mississippi to New Orleans and environs. THOMSON 286. BUCK 71. CLARK II:13. HOWES C947. JONES 739. SABIN 17890. GRAFF 944. STREETER SALE 1325. SERVIES 808.

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      London, printed by C. Roworth, and sold by T. Egerton, 1810.. FIRST EDITION, 1810. 4to, 280 x 210 mm, 11 x 8¼ inches, 7 battle plans (1 folding) and 1 large folding map, all partly hand coloured, pages xxix, (1) errata, 1-276, lacks half title, bound in full contemporary calf, decorative gilt border to covers, rebacked at some time with gilt bands and rules, original gilt lettered morocco label laid on, marbled endpapers and edges. Covers slightly marked and rubbed, edges and corners worn, boards showing at tips, label slightly chipped, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, slight offsetting from first battle plan on to final page of text, contents otherwise clean and bright, small closed tear to edge of folding map, repaired, binding tight and firm. A very good clean copy. Sir Robert Thomas Wilson (1777 ? 1849) was a British general and politician who served in Egypt, Prussia, and was attached to the Imperial Russian Army as British liaison officer. He sat as the Liberal MP for Southwark from 1818 to 1831. He served as the Lieutenant Governor of Ceylon and later as the Governor of Gibraltar from 1842 until his death in 1849. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Geschichte des Kantons St. Gallen.Erster, zweyter und dritter Band.

      1810 1811 und 1813, St. Gallen, 1810 - XVI- , VI- , VIII- , 554 + 665 + 669Seiten, LV- (Register), marmoriertes Papiers Pappband. Handschriftliche Rückenetiketten. Besitzerstempel. Einige Stockflecken. Guter Zustand.

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        Sketches of a Tour to the Western Country, Through the States of Ohio and Kentucky; A Voyage Down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and a Trip Through the Mississippi Territory, and Part of West Florida

      Pittsburgh: Cramer, Spear & Eichbaum, Franklin Head Bookstore, 1810. 12mo. vi, [7]-504pp. Hardcover, bound in full contemporary calf with spine label. The joints and center spine are cracked but holding; with owner's name on the title and gift inscription dated 1813. "Excellent and extensive observations on pioneer conditions throughout the Ohio and lower Mississippi valleys." [Howes C-947]. Provenance: Benjamin Homand copy, presented to the NE Historic Genealogical Society in 1884; From the estate of Ester Elizabeth Reed, MD. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4.25" x 7".

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        The History of Little Fanny, Exemplified in a Series of Figures. The Fifth Edition

      London: S. and J. Fuller, 1810. Stiff card wraps. Very good. 4 by 5 inches. 16pp. Printed wrappers. Complete with handcolored figures as follows: removable head, seven costume and three hats. The costumes have a pocket built into the reverse to accommodate Fanny's head as she take on each persona in the soryline.Title leaf, followed by thirteen pages of rhyming verse then a final blank. Housed in original printed slipcase. The booklet is lightly soiled and worn but still in very good condition. The slipcase is worn and quite rubbed and soiled and separated along one side See Osborne p. 418 (4th edition). Rare in any condition and nearly unheard of with all of the pieces.

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        The History and Adventures of Little Henry, Exemplified in a Series of Figures. The Second Edition

      London: S. & J. Fuller, at the Temple of Fancy, 1810. 12mo (5 x 4 inches), 20-pages, original printed wrappers cord bound. With, loosely inserted, 7 cut-out engraved hand-coloured figures, and an interchangeable head. (no hats). All contained in the original slipcase. Some dustmarking to wrappers but generally good, puncture to upper margin of last leaf affecting pagination. The slipcase broken at two joints, dustmarked and rubbed.

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        Untersuchung über die Natur und die Ursachen des Nationalreichthums. Aus dem Englischen der vierten Ausgabe neu übersetzt (von A. Dörrien und Christian Garve). Dritte, mit Stewarts Nachricht von dem Leben und den Schriften des Autors vermehrte unveränderte Ausgabe

      Breslau und Leipzig, Korn 1810.. 3 Bände. CIV, 412 S.; VIII, 631 S.; VIII, 422 S. Grüne Leinenbände der Zeit (etwas berieben, Rücken gebräunt, Bibliothekssignaturen entfernt) mit goldgepr. Rückentiteln auf schwarzen Rückenschildern). Humpert 12751; Kress B 5757. - Dritte Ausgabe der Übersetzung von Christian Garve und August Dörrien. - Klassiker der Nationalökonomie. Erstmals 1776 erschienenes, ökonomisches Hauptwerk des englischen Moralphilosophen und Ökonomen Adam Smith (1723-1790). - Titel rückseitig mit überklebtem Stempel. Durchgängig schwach gebräunt, sonst innen gut erhalten.

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        A Voyage Round the World, in the Years 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804; in Which the Author Visited the Principal Islands in the Pacific Ocean, and the English Settlements of Port Jackson and Norfolk Island

      Philadelphia: Benjamin and Thomas Kite. 1810. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. F First US Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. First American edition [1810]. Full marbled calf, 18cm tall, 364 pages, with page numbers 277-80 omitted as called for in Forbes (Forbes 414) but with no loss of narrative. Front joint cracked through with front cover holding with binder's cords, spine label chipped away, spine leather crackled but stabilized, endpapers and blanks at front and rear foxed, pages slightly age-toned but clean with almost no foxing, no names or other markings.

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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. Bound in modern brown buckram, gilt lettering and rules to spine, ex library with gilt number at tail of spine, new endpapers with "withdrawn" stamp. Very small split at head of spine repaired (5 mm, ¼"), tiny bumps to corners, frontispiece lightly browned and foxed with a couple of small damp stains at inner edge, joint between frontispiece and title page neatly repaired, 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. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Dictionnaire de Chimie

      traduit de l'Allemand, avec des Notes, par E.J.B. par H.A. Vogel. Engraved frontis. port. & 8 engraved plates. Four vols. 8vo, cont. marbled sheep (a few minor abrasions), spines richly gilt, red & pale green morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: Klostermann fils, 1810-10-11-11. First edition in French of the first German chemical dictionary, originally published in Berlin in 1807-10. "Klaproth was the foremost supporter of Lavoisier's antiphlogistic theory in Germany, and in addition to his classic researches in analytical chemistry, he wrote an excellent chemical dictionary...The translators added valuable notes and state in their preface that all the important advances in chemistry since the beginnings of the science have been included. Detailed quantitative analytical data on chemical compounds and minerals, as well as the latest theories, are presented."-Neville, I, 732. A very pretty set from the library of the Dukes of Bavaria. ❧ Cole 729. Duveen, p. 325. .

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        Tours in Wales (3 Vols complete)

      London: Wilkie and Robinson....., 1810 Recently rebacked in brown quarter leather with brown cloth boards. Spine has raised bands, gilt Vol numbers, titles in gilt to maroon leather labels. Internally, all have new endpapers, no signatures etc, some light browning. Vol 1, frontis some offsetting, includes the errata sheet, [5], (vi-xviii), [5], 4-415 pp, 19 pl. Vol 2, frontis with some offsetting, 415pp, 15 pl. Vol 3, frontis w offsetting, 484 pp, 12 pl. I all 3 volumes there are 44 engraved plates some light browning to edges. A nice set! (ODNB - COPAC - OCLC5671011) 1st edition in 1781, later editions in 1883 & 2009! Pennant, naturalist, traveler, and writer, undertook several other tours: of northern England in 1773, of Northamptonshire and of the Isle of Man in 1774, of Warwickshire in 1776, of Kent in 1776, and of Cornwall in 1787. Several tours throughout Wales in the early 1770s, where his Welsh-speaking friend and companion, the Revd John Lloyd of Caerwys, performed the same function as Stuart had in Gaelic Scotland, were brought together as Tours in Wales in three volumes (1778–83). See ODNB for a full Bio. (Allibone 1553. Brunet 479. Lowndes 1822/3/4)

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        Vues des Cordillères et Monumens des Peuples Indigènes de l'Amérique

      Paris: [de l'imprimerie de J.H. Stône] chez F. Schoell, 1810 [-1813]. 2 volumes in one, folio. (22 3/4 x 16 1/8 inches). Half title, 16pp. 'Introduction'. Engraved dedication leaf, 69 engraved plates on 68 leaves (27 hand coloured, printed in colours or printed in colours and finished by hand [1 of these double-page], 4 printed in sepia). Expertly bound to style in red half morocco over contemporary red paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into six compartments by gilt double fillets, lettered in the second compartments, the others with simple repeat decoration in gilt. A fine copy of one of the great monuments to scientific exploration, with superb colour-printed and hand-coloured aquatints: the most beautiful and interesting of all Humboldt's works. This work is one of the most important publications to result from the expedition to the Americas in 1799-1804 of the great German scientist and explorer, Alexander von Humboldt, and the botanist, Aimé Bonpland. During their extensive trip, the two gathered a mass of material relating to all aspects of the New World, and their work in the field and the subsequent publications set a new standard for scientific exploration and reporting. Humboldt and Bonpland set out to investigate the area's geography, natural history, archaeology, and native customs, supplementing their field explorations with extensive research in Europe. The series of publications resulting from the expedition began in 1805 and took decades to publish, the present volume being the first major work from the series to appear. Vue des Cordillères... is most notable for its remarkable aquatint plates of scenes in South and Central America, particularly the magnificent double-page plate of the great volcano of Chimborazo in the Andean highlands. Most of these were made from Humboldt's original sketches. His involvement in the publication was close, especially in checking the colouring, which was done under his personal supervision to insure accuracy. These plates beautifully illustrate views, native costumes, and antiquities. The work is equally important as the first extensive treatment of surviving pre-Columbian and immediately post- Columbian Indian codices. The first publication of any part of the famed Dresden Codex, the most extensive of surviving pre-Columbian codices, is found herein, again with superb colouring. There are also coloured prints of the Codex Mendoza and plates drawn from various other important codices. Humboldt's treatment of them is a landmark in the rediscovery of the pre-Columbian civilizations. "Every class of Mexican, Aztec, and Peruvian Antiquity receives in this work the clearest philosophical analysis" (Field). The present copy includes the sixteen-page introduction by Humboldt, dated 1813, as well as the last twenty plates: all of which are frequently lacking. Field 739; Hill 839; Lipperheide 1630; Palau 117026; Pilling Proof-Sheets 1871; Sabin 33754.

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        Don Quichotte de la Manche

      Paris - Briand, 1810 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of one of the most influential works of European literature in three volumes (each containing two books), translated into French. Don Quixote (or Don Quichotte in French) is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published. In one such list, Don Quixote was cited as the best literary work ever written. When it was first published, Don Quixote was usually interpreted as a comic novel. After the French Revolution it was popular in part due to its central ethic that individuals can be right while society is quite wrong and seen as disenchantingnot comic at all. In the 19th century it was seen as a social commentary, but no one could easily tell whose side Cervantes was on. By the 20th century it had come to occupy a canonical space as one of the foundations of modern literature. With engraved frontispieces to each new book (six in total). Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally sound, with just some slight rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, with some light foxing to volumes I-II and III-IV particularly. Volume V-VI generally clean and bright. Overall: GOOD..

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        A Dictionary of the English Language. In two volumes

      London - R. Marchbank, Dublin, 1810 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Samuel Johnson's famous dictionary, unlike any other, a compendium of English literature'In which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed a history of the language, and an English grammar'. Thirteenth Edition, containing 'a correct standard of pronunciation, and an historical account of the author's life, not in any former one'. With a portrait frontispiece of Samuel Johnson, 'a most-striking likeness'. Ink binder's stamps of Speakman, Liverpool to front pastedowns. Complete in two volumes. Samuel Johnson (1709 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. There was dissatisfaction with the dictionaries of the period, so in June 1746 a group of London booksellers contracted Johnson to write a dictionary for the sum of 1,500 guineas (1,575), equivalent to about 230,000 as of 2012. [1] Johnson took nearly nine years to complete the work, although he had claimed he could finish it in three. Remarkably, he did so single-handedly, with only clerical assistance to copy out the illustrative quotations that he had marked in books. Johnson produced several revised editions during his life. The dictionary had a far-reaching effect on Modern English and has been described as one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship. This work brought Johnson popularity and success. Until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary 150 years later, Johnson's was viewed as the pre-eminent British dictionary. Condition: In half morocco bindings. Externally sound although rubbed. Slight water damage to the boards. The hinges have been reinforced. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean, the odd age-toned page, just a few scattered spots and handling marks. Marginal foxing to the frontispiece. Ink monastic library stamps to endpapers and titles. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Lady of the Lake

      John Ballantyne & Co. Hardcover. Antiquarian book - wear to pictorial boards - some bumping and light chipping remaining bright and well appointed - inscriptions to front blank pages - light age toning well bound, very presentable and readable throughout, Bound in Brown Leather with Gilt embossing. Front board and end page starting to come away from spine at the top, rear board has a gap appearing at top also, Third edition 1810. . Very Good. 1810. Third Edition.

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        Gli Ordini Di Architettura Di Giacomo Barozzi Da Vignola: Accresciuti Di Altre Interessanti Tavole Ed Ombreggiati Secondo Il Recente Metodo De Licei

      Milano: Fratelli Vallardi, 1810. Leather Bound. Very Good. Milano: Fratelli Vallardi. 30 leaves, xxxix leaves of plates : ill. ; 21 cm. 12mo. Italian. Leather bound. Fully bound in contemporary brown leather with gilt tooling around edges of front board. Gilt lettering and decorative flourishes on spine. Tight binding and solid boards. Original binding. Minimal shelf wear. Minor scuffing to spine ends. Slight rubbing to boards with minimal loss. Minor rubbing to spine. Teal marbled page ends. Minimal discoloration to outer edges of endpapers due to age. Slight cracking at hinges. Interior is clean and unmarked. Text block is good. Print is clear and legible. Profusely illustrated with detailed copper-plate engraved blueprints. Engraved depiction of a bust of Jacoues Barozzi De Vignole adjacent to title page. Further illustrations depict various architectural forms via profile views and cross sections. Giacomo (or Jacopo) Barozzi (or Barocchio) da Vignola (often simply called Vignola) (1 October 1507 – 7 July 1573) was one of the great Italian architects of 16th century Mannerism. His two great masterpieces are the Villa Farnese at Caprarola and the Jesuits Church of the Gesu in Rome. He is hailed as one of the three architects to have contributed to the spreading of Italian Renaissance architecture throughout Western Europe. His two published books helped formulate the canon of classical architectural style. The earliest, Canon of the five orders of architecture (first published in 1562, probably in Rome), presented Vignolas practical system for constructing columns in the five classical orders (Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite) utilizing proportions which Vignola derived from his own measurements of classical Roman monuments. This relatively modern reprint collects his most significant works and philosophies, and contains, after the volumes introduction, an engraved plate depicting the five columns and detailing their features. This rare and unique volume will make an fine addition to the library of any classical architecture enthusiast. Please feel free to view our pictures of this well-preserved book.

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        KASEN KASHO^

      1810. Very Good. [EHON] Fujiwara Masaomi, author; Kita Busei, artist. KASEN KASHO. n.p., preface dated Bunka 7 [1810]. 19.7 X 29.3 cm., string-bound Japanese- style, fukuro toji, original covers with original printed title label. See Ryerson 396 for a defective copy. Our copy is complete with 3 preliminary sheets and 20 sheets of color woodblock illustrations of the 36 poets. Interesting colors, well-printed. In very good condition with slight soiling but very pleasing effect overall. By no means common either in Japan or abroad. In a clasped chitsu case.

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        La Prima e la Seconda Cena. Novelle di Antonfrancesco Grazzini Detto Il Lasca. Alle quali si aggiunge una Novella...

      Milano Dalla Societ Tipografica De' Classici Italiani... Anno 1810. Octavo, xvi, 505 p., 1 leaf, port. front., errata leaf at end. Title continues: che ci resta della terza Cena. "Vita di Antonfrancesco Grazzini" di Antonmaria Biscioni, pp. [1]-55. "The Florentine apothecary Anton Francesco Grazzini wrote also in the fields both of fiction and drama. In the Academy of the Umidi, of which he was a founder, he bore the name Il Lasca. ...His novella collection, entitled Le cene, "The Suppers," was probably written, for the most part, after 1550. The frame story is of the familiar type: four young men and four ladies, with their host and hostess, meet for supper on each of three successive Carnival Thursdays. There is music... Ten stories were to be told... but only about twenty are extant. Most of them are stories of trickery, told with a fresh and comic vivacity. Florentine scenes abound-- streets, gates, the Arno and its bridges, shops, churches, the palace of the Medici, even the Sacristy of San Lorenzo, with its Medicean tombs" -- Wilkins, pp. 252-53. NUC 211: 438 (NG 0406751) lists 11 copies. Stock#OB284.

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        Le Cabinet du Jeune Naturaliste

      Paris,: Maradan,, 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. 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 trËs beaux kanguros' at an exposition at Exeter-Change of 1806, as well as 'une trËs belle variÈtÈ' which had arrived in England on the frigate Lady Barlow. The description is accompanied by an engraving of a man boxing a kangaroo.Gumuchian, 5392.

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      Paris: Briand,. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1810- 1816. Hardcover. French Language; FINE Binding; 18mo; pages; Full tree calf leather, spines decorated in gilt with Gallic cross motif, red and black leather spine labels. Few vols with light staining to covers, minor edgewear, minor loss to crown of 2 vols, bdgs and contents very good. Includes Galathée pastorale imitée de Cervantes, Nouvelles I-II, Numa Pompilius I-II, Théâtre I-III, Mélanges de poésie, Estelle, Gonzalve de Cordoue I-III, Fables, Don Quichotte I-VI, Guillaume Tell, Eliezer et Nephtaly, Nouveaux mélanges de poésie, La jeunesse de Florian. Severable adhesion between subsequent leaves in Vol 3-4. Vol 24, pp19-24 slightly loose. VG+. Illustrated with 24 engraved frontispieces. .

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        Rules and Regulations for the Sword Exercise of the Cavalry

      Reprint of 1810 by T. Egerton, London: 1810. Fine in a recent 1/4 brown morocco leather and marbled paper covered boards with gilt borders and text stamping on the spine. Without a dust jacket. The title page of this volume provides no indication as to the author; however, the last page of text bears the initials "J.G.L.M." which are the initials of John Gaspard le Marchant. Marchant was a cavalry officer, promoted to Major-General in the British Army, who lived from 1766 to 1812 when he was killed in the Napoleonic Wars at the battle of Salamanca. He is best known for having developed the British Light Cavalry Sword (Pattern 1796 or P1796). Additionally, he sponsored a standardized military training program for British officers. In that vein he wrote several training manuals for the cavalry this being one of them. An octavo measuring 8 3/16" tall by 5" deep containing 98 pages of text and illustrated with 29 fold-out plates. Originally published in December, 1796 this is a reprint of 1810 printed for the "War-Office and sold by T. Egerton, Military Library, Whitehall." A remarkably clean and bright copy with virtually no foxing or tanning of the pages. Very uncommon as such.

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        The life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. from his lordship's manuscripts (abridged from the quarto edition.) / by James Stanier Clarke and John M'Arthur

      London : Printed by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, for T. Cadell and W. Davies, in the Strand, 1810. Abridged Edition. Physical description: xi, 702p. , frontis. (port. ) ; 24cm. Subjects: Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount, 1758-1805. Admirals - Great Britain - Biography. Great Britain - History, Naval - 18th century - 19th century. Very good copy in a contemporary binding of aniline calf-backed marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather label, with gilt tooling to spine. Slight suggestion of dust-dulling to the spine bands, with panel edges somewhat worn and dulled. Previous owner's label to front pastedown, with a related later newspaper clipping tipped in to ffep. Some scattered foxing, particularly to prelims. and end pages. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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      Leibzig: Chez Gerard Fleischer. Good+. 1810. Hardcover. Nouvelle Edition. Thirteen volumes bound in half leather over clean marbled boards. Special binding with royal insignia: Gilt embellished spine including a "Royal Crown" over the letter "A" at the top. Text blocks tight, clean and intact. Marbled endpapers and frontispieces. #1, Nouvelles, 326pp; #2, Numa Pompilius, 299pp ; #3, Theatre, 294pp; #4, Myrtil et Chloe Pastorale, 203pp; #5, Estelle, Roman Pastoral, 265pp; #6, Precis Historique Surles Maures D'Espagne, 288pp; #7, Gonzalve De Cordoue, 221pp; #8, Fables, 269pp; #9, Don Quichotte de la Manche, 287pp; #10, Don Quichotte de la Manche, 329pp; #11, Don Quichotte de la Manche, 312pp; #12, Imitations et Traductions, 416pp; #13, L'enfant D'Darlequin Perdu et Retrouve Comedie. Jean Pierre Claris de Florian was most noted for his fables and also his abridgement of Don Quixote. Some spine lables are fully or partly missing. Vols. 4 #5 have a scuff mark on the cover. Vol. 7 has a small hole in leather near spine heel. Lierature, Poetry; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 3821 pages .

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        Reise um die Welt in den Jahren 1803, 1804, 1805 und 1806

      St. Petersburg,: Gedruckt in der Schnoorschen Buchdruckerey, 1810-, 1812.. Three volumes, quarto, in excellent condition; discreet library stamps; in original marbled boards with glazed labels; spines rubbed; a couple of old labels; something removed from head of spine of vol. 1; in generally excellent original condition, the three volumes in quarter morocco bookform boxes. The very rare St Petersburg printing of the German-language edition of Krusenstern's own account of his voyage, the first Russian circumnavigation in which he was accompanied by a brilliant corps of officers, including men like Lisiansky, Langsdorff, and Kotzebue. The voyage was of great importance to Pacific history for the Russian attempt to open Japan to commerce, and for the observations made on the Russian-Chinese trade. The Nadeshda and the Neva were together at the Marquesas and Hawaii; there they separated and from this point on Krusenstern's narrative of his part of the voyage concerns the western Pacific.These three volumes, published over a three-year period, represent the complete text of the voyage in its first appearance in German. An accompanying Atlas that appeared two years later is only very rarely found with the text today. The three volumes appeared shortly after each of the three volumes of the Russian-language edition of the text was published over a period of four years (Puteshtestvie vokrug sieta, St Petersburg 1809-1812).An Atlas of plates prepared in St Petersburg to accompany the Russian-language edition was published a year after the final volume of the Russian text in 1813. In 1814 the German-language version of the Atlas appeared with some changes to the original plates including the addition of German captions.All components of both editions are very rare on the market; nor are they widely held in institutions.In Australia the full Russian edition (text and Atlas) is held only by the National Library and the State Library of New South Wales. However, according to Trove at least, no copy of the important St Petersburg printing of the German language account is held by either library; a single example of the text volumes is recorded at the State Library of Victoria.The work is very much better known from the subsequent simplified edition in German published shortly afterwards by Haude and Spener in Berlin.Krusenstern has chosen a wonderful epithet from the voyage historian De Brosses to put on the three title-pages of his narrative: "Les Marins Ècrivent mal, mais avec assez de candour" [Sailors write badly, but with great honesty"].Anker, 272; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 407; Lada-Mocarski, 62.

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        [View of Shore Near Nagasaki with Image of Japanese Bird Named Skopa] [Tab. XLVI]

      Engraving, on thick wove paper, by I. Kalpakov after a drawing from nature by D. Telezeus. 21 1/4 x 26 1/2 inches. 24 1/2 x 34 1/2 inches. A fine view of coastal Japan in the first decade of the 19th century, showing an American ship, with Nagasaki in the background, and a Japanese Fish Hawk on a branch. This image comes from the atlas of plates to Krusenstern's account of his voyage around the world (published St.Petersburg, 1810- 1814).The expedition set off from Kronstadt in August 1803 aboard two English vessels purchased for the voyage and, via Cape Horn and visiting the Sandwich Islands, Kamchatka and Japan, eventually returned to the same port, via the Cape of Good Hope, in August 1806. The expedition constituted the first ever Russian voyage round the world, and the published work included much of value, particularly about Japan. The voyage was one of the most important post-Cook Pacific voyages,specifically aimed at obtaining more knowledge of the north Pacific region, establishing diplomatic and commercial relations with Japan, and visiting the Russian trading posts in Alaska and on the west coast of America. It comprised the first Russian expedition to circumnaviagate the globe, under the command of Ivan F. von Krusenstern, between 1803 and 1806. The expedition touched on Brazil and rounded Cape Horn, visiting the Marquesas Islands, Hawaii, Kamchatka and Japan. In Hawaii the expedition separated, with ships under Langsdorff and Lisianski sailing to the Northwest Coast while Krusenstern himself undertook the delicate Japan expedition. He then returned via Macao and the Cape of Good Hope. Cf. Lada-Mocarski 62;. cf. Sabin 38327; cf. Arctic Bibliography 9377; cf. Forbes Hawaii 401; cf. Howes K272 ("c"); cf. Borba de Moraes, pp.374-75; cf. Hill (2004) 952 & 953 (English and French Text only); cf. Phillips, Atlases 5813.

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        Vid ostrova Papenberha i Kresyago ostrova [View of Papenbergs Island and Rat island] Ansicht des Papenbergs

      [St.Petersberg: 1810-1814]. Copper engraving, by E. Tschesky after D. Tileseus. (some browning and old dampstaining to blank margins). 11 1/8 x 18 1/8 inches. 18 3/4 x 24 1/2 inches. A fine view of coastal Japan in the first decade of the 19th century. This image comes from the atlas of plates to Krusenstern's account of his voyage around the world (published St.Petersburg, 1810-1814).The expedition set off from Kronstadt in August 1803 aboard two English vessels purchased for the voyage. Traveling via Cape Horn and visiting the Sandwich Islands, Kamchatka and Japan, they eventually returned to the same port, via the Cape of Good Hope, in August 1806. The expedition constituted the first ever Russian voyage round the world, and the published work included much of value, particularly about Japan. Krusenstern's most important practical achievement was the establishment of diplomatic and commercial relations between Russia and Japan. cf. Lada-Mocarski 62;. cf. Sabin 38327; cf. Arctic Bibliography 9377; cf. Howes K272 ("c"); cf. Borba de Moraes, pp.374-75; cf. Hill, pp.167-68 (English and French Text only); cf. Phillips, Atlases 5813.

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        Atlas National de France, en départements. Décreté ... par l'assemblée nationale. Éd. Pierre-Grégoire Chanlaire, Pierre Dumez

      Paris, Chanlaire & Dumez 1810 -1812. 56 x 42 cm. Übersichtskarte und 83 Departement-Karten in Kupferstich von François d'Houdan und Tardieu, alle doppelblattgroß und handkoloriert. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild - Lex. Gesch. Kartogr. I, 236 - Phillips, Atlases 4024 - Tooley 2 I, 254 - Während der Französischen Revolution wurde 1790 die Erstellung eines Katasters beschlossen und gleichzeitig eine neue Karte von Frankreich anzufertigen. "Unter Napoléon diente die Karte als vortreffliches Propagandawerkzeug, indem sie die Größe des Herrschers widerspiegelte" (Lex. Gesch. Kartogr.). Enthält, nach Regionen geordnet, Karten der einzelnen Departements: Ain, Aisne, Allier, Ardèche, Ardennes, Arriège, Aube, Aude, Aveyron, Bas Rhin, Basses Alpes, Basses Pyrénées, Bouches du Rhône, Calvados, Cantal, Charente, Charente inférieure, Cher, Corrèze, Corse, Côte d'Or, Côtes du Nord, Creuse, Deux Sèvres, Dordogne, Doubs, Drôme, Eure, Eure et Loire, Finisterre, Gard, Gers, Gironde, Haut Rhin, Haute Garonne, Haute Loire, Haute Marne, Haute Saône, Haute Vienne, Hautes Alpes, Hautes Pyrénées, Hérault, Ille et Vilaine, Indre, Indre et Loire, Isère, Jura, Landes, Loire et Cher, Loire inférieure, Loiret, Lot, Lot et Garonne, Lozère, Maine et Loire, Manche, Marne, Mayenne, Meurthe, Meuse, Morbihan, Moselle, Nièvre, Nord, Oise, Orne, Paris, Pas de Calais, Puy de Dôme, Pyrénées orientales, Rhône et Loire, Saône et Loire, Sarthe, Seine et Marne, Seine et Oise, Seine Inférieure, Somme, Tarn, Var, Vendée, Vienne, Vosges, Yonne. Die Zusammenstellung dieses Exemplars erfolgte durch die Schropp'sche Landkartenanstalt in Berlin um 1820. Titel und Inhaltsverzeichnis wurden nicht beigegeben. Die Übersichtskarte enthält im rechten weißen Rand ein handschriftliches Kartenverzeichnis und ein Inhaltsverzeichnis für jede der 9 Regionen, erstellt vom Händler; die Karten sind rückseitig handschriftlich nummeriert, 9 Karten mit dem Firmenstempel von Schropp versehen. Gut erhaltenes, fleckenfreies Exemplar. Rücken mit Signatur "G v A" (Adolf Heinrich Graf von Arnim-Boitzenburg). Rückenvergoldung fehlt stellenweise - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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      Paris: [de l'Imprimerie de J.H. Stône] chez F. Schoell, 1810.. Two volumes bound in one. [10],350,[1]pp., including engraved dedication leaf. Sixty-nine engraved plates on sixty-eight leaves (twenty-seven handcolored, printed in colors or printed in colors and finished by hand [one of these double-page], four printed in sepia). Half title. Folio. Expertly bound to style in half morocco, preserving original brown paper- covered boards, titled in gilt on spine. Plates and text very fresh and clean. Near fine. Untrimmed. This atlas is one of the most important publications resulting from the expedition to America in 1799-1804 of the great German scientist and explorer, Alexander von Humboldt, and the botanist, Aimé Bonpland. During their extensive trip, the two gathered masses of material relating to all aspects of the New World, and their work in the field and in publication set a new standard for scientific exploration and reporting. Humboldt and Bonpland sought to investigate geography, natural history, archaeology, and native customs. Their field explorations were supplemented by extensive research in Europe. The series of publications began in 1805 and took decades, the present volume being the first major work to appear. VUE DES CORDILLÈRES... is most notable for its remarkable aquatint plates of scenes in South and Central America, particularly the magnificent double-page plate of the great volcano of Chimborazo in the Andean highlands. Most of these were made after Humboldt's original sketches. His involvement in the publication was close, especially in checking the coloring, which was done under his personal supervision to ensure accuracy. These plates beautifully illustrate views, native costumes, and antiquities. The work is equally important as the first extensive treatment of surviving pre-Columbian and immediately post- Columbian Indian codices. The first publication of any part of the famed Dresden Codex, the most extensive of surviving pre- Columbian codices, is found herein, again with superb aquatint coloring. There are also color reproductions of the Codex Mendoza and plates drawn from other important codices. Humboldt's treatment of them is a landmark in the rediscovery of the pre-Columbian civilizations. "Every class of Mexican or Aztec, and Peruvian Antiquities, receives in this work the clearest philosophical analysis" - Field. "Many of the plates are beautifully colored; indeed, it is the most beautiful and generally interesting of Humboldt's works" - Sabin. The present copy includes the last twenty plates; these are frequently lacking. It does not include the sixteen- page introduction by Humboldt, dated 1813, which seems to be an indication that the present copy is an early issue. SABIN 33754. FIELD 739. HILL 839. LIPPERHEIDE 1630. PALAU 117026. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 1871.

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      Philadelphia: Published by C. & A. Conrad, & Co...., 1810.. [8],105,[11],[107]- 277,[3],65,[1],53,[1],87pp. plus six maps (five folding) and three folding charts. Frontispiece portrait. 19th-century three- quarter brown morocco and marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine. Slight shelf wear. Offsetting on titlepage as usual. Minor toning and foxing. Contemporary armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Overall very good. The report of the first United States government expedition to the Southwest, and one of the most important of all American travel narratives, including an account of Pike's travels to explore the headwaters of the Arkansas and Red rivers, his earlier journey to explore the sources of the Mississippi River, and his visit to 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. The maps were the first to exhibit a geographic knowledge of the Southwest based on firsthand exploration and are considered "milestones in the mapping of the American West" (Wheat). "The description of Texas is excellent" - Streeter TEXAS. The Pike expedition probed at the Spanish borderlands, which Jefferson believed were ripe for collapse. Ultimately his expedition was captured by a Spanish military force and expelled from New Spain. HOWES P373, "b." WAGNER-CAMP 9:1. STREETER SALE 3125. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 297, 298, 299. GRAFF 3290. FIELD 1217. STREETER TEXAS 1047C. HILL 1357. BRADFORD 4415. RITTENHOUSE 467. SABIN 62936. JONES 743. BRAISLIN 1474.

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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

      Philadelphia: 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, 1810. 8vo. Stipple- engraved mounted India paper proof portrait frontispiece of Pike by Edwin, 6 engraved maps (5 folding), 3 folding letterpress tables. Expertly bound to style in period tree calf, the flat spine divided into six compartments by double gilt fillets, original red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment. 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). We have never encountered the work with the portrait in an India proof state. 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.

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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 Performed By Order Of The Government Of The United States During The Years 1805, 1806, and 1807

      Philadelphia: A. Conrad, 1810. Book. VG. Hardcover. Signed. First Edition. 8vo. 6, 105, [11], [107] - 277, [5], 65, [1], 53, [1], 87pp, bound in modern dark-brown textured leather, with hand-set lettering at spine, "Pike's / Expeditions," in gilt, and 7 decorative horizontal lines, reminiscent of bands, also hand-set in gilt, new pastedowns and endpapers, title-page professionally repaired at all edges, repairs also noted at leaves 81/82, and 173/174, scattered light foxing, occasional waterstaining, one of six maps present (The Falls of St. Anthony), small sections present from two folding charts, lacking portrait, folding table, and other sections of folding charts. Includes stamped "James B. Pike" in old ink at introductory page, and two signed inscriptions from the Pike family, with the older inscription, "Wm. C. Pike / Eddyville / Iowa / A present / to him by his father Z. W. Pike," noted on verso of St. Anthony plate, and the most recent, "To Montgomery E. Pike, / from his uncle / Merritt C. Pike Christmas 1920," noted at the introductory page under the James B. Pike stamp. It appears this copy was passed down the family thusly: 1) James Brown Pike (5/1/1784 - 3/19/1855), the present author's younger brother, to James' son 2) Zebulon Wardell Pike (1825 - 1864), to Zebulon Wardell's son 3) William Clinton Pike (b. 1848), to William Clinton's cousin 4) Merritt C. Pike (b. 1859, whose father Montgomery Pike, 1818 - 1900, was a brother of Zebulon Wardell Pike by their father, James B. Pike), to Merritt C. Pike's nephew 5) Montgomery Everett Pike (3/2/1885, Selma, IA, to 11/14/1953, whose father, Elias Jenison Pike, b. 2/28/1846, was Merritt's brother). Genealogical research indicates neither Merritt C. Pike nor Montgomery Everett Pike had male heirs which could explain why Merritt would give the book to Montgomery, and why it apparently got away from the family after Montgomery's death in 1953. Fascinating association copy from the Pike family. Two additional inscriptions noted, one on verso of final page of introduction, "Samuel S. Deane / presented to his / friend Capt. Haz. / Coffin, on board ship / Perseverance, passage / from neworleans / November 4, 1815," and at first page of Part I, "Captain Hazadiah Coffin / of Ship / Perseverance of new (orleans) La." Inscriptions are in the same ink, and hand, thus presumably by Captain Coffin, who for a time transported British and Irish emigrants to America, and who is located in the 1840 Brooklyn, New York, directory, as "ship master, 78 Nassau." During the War of 1812, Coffin (and other merchant seaman and ships doing commerce on the ocean) went inland to the waterways. The Coffin inscriptions appear to be from that time. We have not been successful in determining the identity of Deane. One additional inscription is noted, at the title page, "James P. F. Clar(k)," whom we have not been able to identify. We have yet been unable to determine the relationship between the Pike family and the other inscriptionists. A unique, important piece of American history. Additional pictures available including title page, inscriptions, and signatures. Unique..

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        Catalogue des Livres rares et précieux de la Bibliothèque de feu M. Ant. Bern. Caillard

      2 p.l., 4, [v]-xxxiii, 423 pp. 8vo, cont. polished calf (upper joint and head & foot caps very carefully repaired), sides decorated in gilt, flat spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: De Bure père et fils, 1810. A reprint, with additions, of the privately printed catalogue (issued in 1805 and limited to 25 copies only) of the library of Antoine Bernard Caillard (1737-1807), French diplomat and man of letters. The present catalogue (2650 lots and limited to 1200 copies) was published for the auction which was held in 1810. This was an important library containing notable incunabula, classical texts, scientific and natural history works, and voyages in the finest possible condition and often printed on large paper. Also included are fine bindings and MSS. There are significant holdings of bibliography. A very fine and pretty copy; it has the four-page schedule of the sale, which is very rare. Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title: "Donné à Monsieur Boucher de la Marinière, par son ami S.C. Caillard." ❧ Brunet, I, 1643. N.B.G., VIII, pp. 108-09-"Il avait formé à grands frais une bibliothèque magnifique." Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions...1643-1830, 498. Peignot, p. 87-"On y trouve quelques notes bibliographiques plus ou moins exactes. Destiné pour une vente, c'est un fort bon catalogue." .

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        The Refusa.l By the author of the "Tale of the Times," "Infidel Father," &c

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orne, 1810. First edition of a novel dealing with Regency mores. Contemporary black morocco over drab boards, gilt spines. Three volumes, twelvemo. . Boards a bit stained. A very good, clean copy. West (1758-1852) was a self-taught writer who sought to advance her family through her writings. She wrote plays and poetry, and is especially known for her novels, The Advantages of Education (1793) and A Gossip's Story (1797), the latter of which has often been seen as a source book for Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. Though always regarding herself first as a wife and mother, she was an advocate of education for women and was always concerned that women were often unable to develop their talents. " Her Letters to a Young Lady (1806) has been called " an ideological counterpart to Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), stressing the "duties of women rather than the "rights," which Wollstonecraft stressed.

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        New South Wales. View of Sydney from the West Side of the Cove No.1 and View of Sydney from the West Side of the Cove No.2

      London,: John Booth, 1810.. Pair of aquatints in the original bird's eye maple frame. 340 x 980 mm. View of Sydney from the West Side of the Cove , two of John Eyre's superb views of Sydney Harbour.David Dickenson Mann was transported to Australia in 1799 for forgery, he was pardoned by 1802 and he stayed in Australia, on the fringes of government service until 1809 when he returned to England on the same ship as Colonel Johnston. In fact, David Dickenson Mann was one of the men who gave evidence at the famous court martial of 1811 of George Johnston.Mann took back to England four oil paintings by John Eyre which formed a panorama of the fledgling settlement. Mann exhibited these paintings in London in 1810, and organised xxx Clark to publish four aquatints based on them. This panorama of Sydney has the distinction of being the first to be shown in London, and the first to be published and Mann dedicated it to Admiral John Hunter.The convict artist John Eyre had arrived in New South Wales in 1801 and the first of his drawings which can be dated was done in 1804, soon after he received his conditional pardon. His best known work is this panorama; his Sydney is a neat and orderly town where the Aborigine roams with dignity. The focus is very much on the harbour, unsurprisingly as the maritime activity there was the dominating element in Sydney at the time. The four prints are View of Sydney from the East Side of the Cove numbers 1 and 2 and View of Sydney from the West Side of the Cove numbers 1 and 2.The two views offered here are the original uncoloured issue of 1810-1811 joined together as intended and in a very early nineteenth century frame.First Views of Australia, page 130/131.

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        Encyclopædia Britannica. Fourth Edition with Fifth and Sixth Edition Supplement. 26 volume set. [Encyclopaedia; Encyclopedia]

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable & Co. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Covers rubbed and scuffed with some cracking at hinge. Front board detached on volume 6 supplement. Some plates foxed and occasional foxing elsewhere. Some endpapers loose. 1810. Fourth edition + 5th & 6th edition. Original brown leather covers with red and black gilt title panels. 270mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 20795pp. 703 copper plates plus 8 maps and charts, some folding. The full 26 volumes set: 4th edition plus 5th and 6th edition supplements (1824). Noted for the fine quality of the full-page engravings and maps. N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination. Published: 1810 - 1824. .

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