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        Neues Natur- und Kunstlexicon, enthaltend die wichtigsten und gemeinnützigsten Gegenstände aus der Naturgeschichte, Naturlehre, Chemie und Technologie. Zum bequemen Gebrauch insonderheit auch für Ungelehrte und für gebildete Frauenzimmer. 7 Bände in 4 Bänden und Linneischer Nomenclator und Deutsches Synonymen-Register

      Gaffler 1810 Neue, verbesserte Auflage. Gaffler, Wien, 1810 - 1812. 1 Bl., 408, 424, 439, 400, 402, 484, 550 und 88 Seiten, original Halbleder/Halbfranzbände mit geprägten Rückentiteln (etwas berieben und bestoßen/gering fleckig/Band 7 etwas wasserrandig)Versand D: 5,90 EUR Alte Drucke vor 1850

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        The Historic Gallery of Portraits and Paintings; Or, Biographical Review of Portraits and Paintings, or, Biographical Review: containing a brief Account of the Lives of the most Celebrated Men, in every Age and country, and Graphic Imitations of the Finest Specimens of the Arts, Ancient and Modern

      London: Vernor , Hood & Sharpe 31, Poultry, 1810. Illustrated. 6 vols. 8vo. Contemporary full Regency polished tree calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, red and green title labels. Scattered light foxing. Fine, one hinge started. Illustrated. 6 vols. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Die Hoch- und Niederwaldbehandlung. Dritter Theil: Forst-Geonomie und Lithologie. Mit einer illuminierten Tabelle.

      Baumgärtnersche Buchhandlung, Leipzig 1810 - Mit XVI, 276 Seiten, 2 n.n. Blätter ( Druckfehlerverzeichnis und Verlagsanzeigen ) sowie einer ausfaltbaren kolorierten Kupferstichtabelle *Abbildung oder Farbe von Erdarten, Steinen und brennbaren Körpern und Flüssigkeiten*. Das Titelblatt mit einer schönen gestochenen Vignette. Pappband der Zeit mit umlaufendem Rotschnitt, 8° ( 21 x 12,5 cm ). Der Einband stärker berieben und mit Fehlstellen im Bezugspapier, Ecken und Kanten teils stärker bestoßen. Innen auf dem Titelblatt rechts unten ein alter Besitzstempel * Otto Slabke, gepr. Med. Drogist *, das Titelblatt stärker fingerfleckig, etwas stockfleckig. Seiten durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, einige Seiten auch stärker. Die gestochene und kolorierte, ausfaltbare Tabelle stärker stockfleckig und stark angeknickt. Es fehlt das hintere unbedruckte Vorsatzblatt, der Rückdeckel innen mit schwer leserlicher handschriftlicher Notiz von sehr alter Hand. - selten - ( Gewicht 300 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HISTORY OF THE BUCANIERS OF AMERICA [BUCCANEERS]

      London: Al. ,. Fine with no dust jacket. 1810. Hardcover. Thick 12mo. [2], [iii]-xxiii, [i], [3], 4-660pp, page number 626 is “26.” The 2 leaves between the title leaf and the Introduction were not issued with all copies, and are not present here. The Introduction begins on page [iii]. ½ leather by Root & Son, tear to first text page, otherwise near fine. A reprint of the 1741 London edition. Sabin 23491. 2 plates (engr title & frontis). Unusually beautiful copy, 3/4 calf leather, contents clean and tight. Binding intact. ; 0 .

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        VOYAGE DES CAPITAINES LEWIS ET CLARKE [sic], DEPUIS L'EMBOUCHURE DU MISSOURI, JUSQU'A L'ENTREE DE LA COLUMBIA DANS L'OCEAN PACIFIQUE, FAIT DES LES ANNEES 1804, 1805 ET 1806...

      Paris, 1810. xviii,443pp. plus folding map. Slightly later half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, edges sprinkled red. Boards somewhat scuffed, moderate edge and corner wear, some worming at head of spine. Scattered contemporary manuscript annotations. Quite clean internally, with an occasional faint fox mark. About very good. Gass was one of the sergeants of the Lewis and Clark expedition. He kept a daily journal for the course of the journey, as instructed by Thomas Jefferson and Meriwether Lewis, and was thus able to publish his account only a year after the return of the expedition. His narrative was eagerly seized upon in the absence of the official report, which did not appear until 1814. This is the first French edition and the third to appear overall, after the Pittsburgh 1807 and London 1808 editions. It is the first to appear in a foreign language, and is notable for containing the J.B. Tardieu map, "Carte pour servir au Voyage des Capes. Lewis et Clarke...," the first published map to mention the expedition and show part of its route. This French edition also adds two letters of William Clark not published in other editions of Gass: that of April 2, 1805, from Fort Mandan, written to William Henry Harrison; and that of Sept. 23, 1806, written upon returning, to his brother. The second letter is listed separately in Wagner-Camp and had various periodical appearances, but first was published in book form herein. WAGNER-CAMP 6:3,4 (note). HOWES G77. GRAFF 1519. STREETER SALE 3124. SABIN 26742. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 300. LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 3.3. THWAITES, p.lxxii.

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        Voyage historique, littéraire et pittoresque dans les isle et possessions ci-devant Vénitiennes du Levant;

      Paris: Tavernier, An VIII,, 1810. Savoir: Corfou, Paxo, Bucintro, Parga, Prevesa, Vonizza, Sainte-Maure, Thiaqui, Céphalonie, Zante, Strophades, Cérigo et Cérigotte … 4 volumes, 3 volumes octavo ( 196 × 123 mm) text in contemporary streaked sheep, tan and black morocco labels, flat spine, compartments formed by chequered bands, gilt floral tools in the first and fifth, the third and sixth filled with a repeated wavy ribbon tool, single gilt flower and ellipse roll panel to the boards, edges and endpapers marbled; atlas in contemporary marbled boards. 9 maps, one of them folding, and 21 plates, views, "types", and antiquities. Half-titles bound in. Text volumes just a little rubbed, particularly at the extremities, light restoration at heads and tails of the spines, tan-burn to a few leaves front and back in each volume, light browning else; atlas volume also a little rubbed, the spine skilfully restored, some mild staining in the margins of some plates, overall a very good set. First edition. "This important and very detailed work describes the Ionian Islands shortly after their acquisition by the French. Grasset de Saint-Sauveur lived in there from 1781 until 1798, latterly as a commissioner of commercial relations for Napoleon. The islands had come into the possession of France in 1797" (Blackmer). Grasset's father - also André, who had previously been embroiled in the "affaire du Canada" - was consul-general for the îles Vénitiennes, and made his son vice-consul for Corfu in 1782 and later interim consul to Zante. He was subsequently commercial commissioner at Majorca, publishing his Voyages au îles Baléares in 1806, Lübeck and Kiel (Mézin, Les consuls de France au siècle des lumières ,1715-1792). Bookplate of the notable, and reclusive, Belgian bibliophile François-Xaiver Borluut de Noortdonck to the front pastedown of volume I. Attractive and uncommon complete, as here.

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        Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties and Literature of Negroes; Followed with an Account of the Life and Works of Fifteen Negroes & Mulattoes, Distinguished in Science, Literature and the Arts

      Brooklyn: Thomas Kirk, 1810. 1st edition in English. Hardcover. Good. Translated by D. B. Warden. vii [actually viii], [9]-253, [2]p. Recent dark brown full calf binding. 20cm. DEFECTIVE -- lacks one text-leaf [pp. 243-244]. Text browned, with some foxing. An early owner's signature (appears to be "Milton Murray") on title-page. Ancient replacement of upper right corner of title-page. The foundation source for early Black intellectual achievement.

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        Calendrier Perpétuel et Historique

      1810 - XII, 368pp., 2pl. Paris, Auguste Delalain, 1810, in-8, XII, 368pp, 2pl, demi- basane noire, dos lisse orné en doré, tranches mouchetées (rel. de l'ép.), Pierre Dantal (1781-1820) fut professeur dans une institution lyonnaise, qu'il dirigea par la suite. Son calendrier perpétuel et les tables de réductions qui l'accompagnent ont souvent été très utiles durant cette période de transition. 2 planches hors-texte gravées sur cuivre et imprimées sur papier bleuté. Rousseurs. La préface a été reliée par erreur après le premier cahier des notions préliminaires. Exemplaire portant la signature autographe de l'auteur [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        VOYAGE DES CAPITAINES LEWIS ET CLARKE [sic], DEPUIS L'EMBOUCHURE DU MISSOURI, JUSQU'A L'ENTREE DE LA COLUMBIA DANS L'OCEAN PACIFIQUE, FAIT DES LES ANNEES 1804, 1805 ET 1806...

      Paris, 1810. xviii,443pp. plus folding map. Slightly later half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, edges sprinkled red. Boards somewhat scuffed, moderate edge and corner wear, some worming at head of spine. Scattered contemporary manuscript annotations. Quite clean internally, with an occasional faint fox mark. About very good. Gass was one of the sergeants of the Lewis and Clark expedition. He kept a daily journal for the course of the journey, as instructed by Thomas Jefferson and Meriwether Lewis, and was thus able to publish his account only a year after the return of the expedition. His narrative was eagerly seized upon in the absence of the official report, which did not appear until 1814. This is the first French edition and the third to appear overall, after the Pittsburgh 1807 and London 1808 editions. It is the first to appear in a foreign language, and is notable for containing the J.B. Tardieu map, "Carte pour servir au Voyage des Capes. Lewis et Clarke...," the first published map to mention the expedition and show part of its route. This French edition also adds two letters of William Clark not published in other editions of Gass: that of April 2, 1805, from Fort Mandan, written to William Henry Harrison; and that of Sept. 23, 1806, written upon returning, to his brother. The second letter is listed separately in Wagner-Camp and had various periodical appearances, but first was published in book form herein. WAGNER-CAMP 6:3,4 (note). HOWES G77. GRAFF 1519. STREETER SALE 3124. SABIN 26742. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 300. LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 3.3. THWAITES, p.lxxii.

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Physionomies Nationales des Peuples, ou Les traits de leur Visage Comparés à leur Moeurs et Caractères

      Paris: Delaunay, 1810. In excellent condition.. Duodecimo, 25 engraved plates (all hand coloured); mottled pink wrappers. First edition of this fascinating French physiognomical study of the peoples of the world, which compares the facial structures and features of various European races with those of Asians, Africans, and the native inhabitants of many newly-discovered regions including Nootka Sound, Kamchatka, the Sandwich Islands, New Zealand and Australia.The detailed text is illustrated with fine handcoloured engraved plates mainly derived from voyage accounts; for example, the portraits of natives of the Hawaiian Islands, Tanna and Nootka Sound are all based on images that appeared in the publications of Cook's voyages. However, reflecting the importance of the portraits done by Petit while he was in Australia as a member of the Baudin expedition, the example of an Australian aborigine is a good copy of the portrait of "Mosquito" or Y-erran-gou-la-ga, the Port Jackson man, evidence that this portrait, published in Péron's account of the Baudin voyage, became one of the most widely disseminated of all aboriginal images.This is a rare work, known to Ferguson only from his own copy, and not noted by Forbes for the Hawaiian National Bibliography.

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        Neptune Oriental...

      Paris: Compagnie des Indes & Dépôt Génerale de la Marine, 1775 - c.1810. Large folio atlas with 69 maps (many double-page), title-page and single contents leaf; in excellent condition, in nineteenth-century quarter calf and green papered boards. Magnificent French marine atlas of the eastern oceans, updated to 1810 using French admiralty charts to provide a full working atlas for officers navigating towards the east, with routes to India, China and South-East Asia. D'Après de Mannevillette (1707-1780), the son of a captain in the service of the Compagnie des Indes, made his first voyage to the Caribbean at the age of 19 after a comprehensive naval education. From the outset he collected information for a future marine atlas of the eastern seas, and after many voyages published the first edition of the Neptune Oriental in 1745. 'The new sea atlas quickly found its way into the pilot cabins of ships of several nations, and its 22 charts were immediately recognised as being superior to all previous maps of Southeast Asian coasts' (Suárez p.238). The success of the Neptune Oriental brought d'Après de Mannevillette a wide following, and he was later employed in the library of the Compagnie des Indes at Lorient. Some thirty years later, in 1775, he published a second edition, completely revised and greatly increased thanks to the information collected from the company logbooks at his disposal. The present example is a yet further publication, with maps assembled from three different sources. Some 46 of the total of 69 maps derive from the 1775 edition of the Neptune Oriental; a further six maps are added from a separately-published supplement of 1781; finally a further 17 French admiralty charts are added, based chiefly on the work of d'Après de Mannevillette, but many of them post-dating his death and most of them updated with recent surveys and discoveries. For example the magnificent double page chart of the Indian Ocean bears an engraved caption beneath the New Holland landmass that reads 'Cette partie de la Nouvelle Hollande est tirée de la Carte génerale du Voyage des Découvertes aux Terres Australes, rédigée par M.L. Freycinet en 1809'. This is the latest dated reference in the charts, suggesting a date of publication of around 1810.Despite their different sources, the maps are similar in appearance and printing; the admiralty charts bear the insignia of the Dépôt Génerale de la Marine and are priced (typically at 1-3 francs). They bear the details of the engraver De la Haye, who has likewise signed many of the maps from the 1775 second edition. By its nature, the Neptune Oriental was a changeable publication. A glance at the Shirley and Phillips catalogues reveals no systematic standardisation of the copies they collated. Indeed, Shirley also records several variations of the 1775 second edition, each with differing totals. The composite nature of the atlas reflects d'Après de Mannevillette's working methods at the Compagnie des Indes in painstakingly comparing and collating information from merchant and naval officers returned from the eastern oceans.Three of the maps here that derive from the 1775 second edition of Neptune Oriental are in fact English maps, published at the instigation of Alexander Dalrymple for the Admiralty around 1770-1771. D'Après de Mannevillette enjoyed a long friendship with Dalrymple; indeed the accuracy of both hydrographers in many ways reflected their free and open correspondence. The inclusion of Dalrymple's maps in such an official French publication is testament to the amicable collaboration that existed between official French and British cartographers working at the highest level. The free exchange of information - especially maritime charting of vital naval importance - only became strained with the onset of war with Napoleonic France. Slight wear at corners of binding.

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        Stunden des einsamen Nachdenkens im Schosse der schönen Natur. Vom Herausgeber des Elpizon. 3 Bände.

      Leipzig, Gerhard Fleischer, 1810-1811. 8°. Mit einem gest. Frontispiz. 2 Bll., 354 S., 1 weißes Bl.; 2 Bll., 346 S.; 3 Bll., 347 S., Interims-Ppbde. d. Zt. Erstausgabe. - Enth. neunzig Kapitel („Stunden“) wie „Bestimmung des Menschen“, „Todtenerscheinungen“, „Wahre bürgerliche Gleichheit“, „Der gute Fürst“, „Der gute Bürger“, „Allgemeine Aufklärung?“, „Das Fragen der Kinder“, „Berufstreue“, „Der Mann über Sechzig hinaus“, „Pflege der Humanität“, „Verdienste um Selbstmörder besserer Art“, „Hospitalität“, „Schöne Sklaverei“, „Freigeisterei“, „Scheinheiligkeit“ usw. - Einbände berieben u. an den Rückenkanten tlw. eingerissen. Rücken verblasst. Etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. Unbeschnittenes Exemplar. - Goedeke IV,1, 598, 26. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Sintenis, Stunden des einsamen Nachdenkens im Schosse der schönen Natur

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        The Grand Sweeper: Together with The Woodman [Broadside Ballad]

      J. White, Charlestown 1810 - Single sheet, mild soiling, verso discolored and with old pen title, one edge trimmed unevenly in the margin. Two woodcuts, one of a reaper, one of a dinner scene at top. "Here's Statesmen, lawyers, & doctors gay, Time with its scythe sweeps them all away." Just one copy in Worldcat, at Harvard. Not at the AAS. ca. 11 1/2" x 9". Undated ca. 1810 - the Harvard copy suggests 1810-1830, the years White was most active. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Americana. Inventory No: 045665.

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        Gesamtansicht, "Vue de Kester et Hirzenach".

      - altkol. Aquatinta v. Radl n. Schütz b. Wilmans, dat. 1810, 41,5 x 59 Prachtvolles Blatt. Unter der Ansicht Widmung durch den Frankfurter Verleger Fr. Wilmans an den Herzog von Sachsen Weimar und Eisenach. Blick vom Rheinufer nach Kestert, rechts - auf der anderen Rheinseite - Hirzenach. - Durchgehend gebräunt.

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        Das Einrücken der Garde du Corps ins Lager bei Potsdam".

      - altkol. Aquatinta v. Frick n. C.W. Kolbe, um 1810, 39,5 x 51 Thieme-B., Bd. XII, S. 451 für Frick; Thieme-B., Bd. 21, S. 226 ff. für C.W. Kolbe dem jün.; - Dargestellt ist ein Militärlager vor Potsdam, links im Hgr. Anblick des Ruinenberges. Das Blatt in frischen, ausdrucksstarken Farben. - Insgesamt sehr dekoratives Blatt mit in Blau getuschten Rändern.

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        A collection of five of his writings, along with a related item, bound in one volume, including a contemporary manuscript of his Lincolne Nosegay. 8vo, cont. olive straight-grained half-morocco & red boards, gilt, flat spine gilt, t.e.g., others largely uncut

      London & Paris: 1810-22. A rather wonderful collection of five of Dibdin's writings, including one - item 3 - unknown to Jackson and clearly not seen by Windle and Pippin. 1. Not Published; Only fifty Copies Printed. Specimen of an English De Bure. 32 pp. 8vo. London: Harding & Wright, 1810. First edition, limited to fifty copies. This is a presentation copy: "With the Authors kind Compts" (name of the recipient trimmed away). Jackson 24. Windle & Pippin A12. 2. Book Rarities; or a Descriptive Catalogue of some of the most Curious, Rare, and Valuable Books of Early Date; chiefly in the Collection of the Right Honourable George John Earl Spencer, K.G. &c. &c. &c. Three facsimile illus. in the text. iv, 34 pp., one blank leaf. 8vo. London: Printed by W. Bulmer, 1811. First edition, limited to 36 copies only (so printed on the half-title), and with a presentation inscription on the same leaf: "With the Author's respectful Compliments." Jackson 28. Windle & Pippin A17. 3. "On the Vulgate Bible of 1450-1455," pp. 471-84. 8vo. [London]: 1811 (Dibdin's article dated "Nov. 9, 1811." 14 pp. 8vo. Published in the Classical Journal, Vol. 4. Apparently a variant of Observations on the Mentz Bible, Printed 1450-1455. See Jackson 29 and Windle & Pippin A18-(unknown to Jackson and clearly not seen by Windle & Pippin). 4. [Heading on page [3]:] Bibliography: A Poem. [Heading on page [1]:] Not published. Only Fifty Copies Printed. 24 pp. London: Harding & Wright, Printers, 1812. First edition, only fifty copies printed. Jackson 31. Windle & Pippin A20. 5. Contemporary manuscript of The Lincolne Nosegay. 16 pages. Small 8vo (166 x 104 mm.). Ca. 1820. 6. LESNÉ, Mathurin Marie. Lettre d'un Relieur français à un Bibliographe anglais. [3]-28 pp. 8vo. Paris: Crapelet, 1822. First edition, ordinary paper copy. Jackson 53. Windle & Pippin D10. Bookplate of Joseph Neeld (1789-1856) and Major J.R. Abbey (his sale, Sotheby's, 14 November 1966, lot 859). Fine copies.

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        Così fan tutte. Dramma giacosa in due Atti con Musica di W. A. Mozart. Partitura. Weibertreue, oder die Mädchen sind von Flandern. Komische Oper in zwey Aufzügen von W. A. Mozart. Partitur. (Plattennummer: 1363. Preis: Pr. 12 Rthlr.).

      Breitkopf und Härtel, Leipzig (1810). - gestochenes Titelblatt (engraved title), I-VIII (Libretto in Deutsch), 3-269 S./pp. (Partitur / full score), Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild und Stempeln (entwidmet) auf Rückseite des Titelblatts, Einband stärker beschabt und bestoßen, Papier gebräunt und teils braun-/stockfleckig, Seiten am oberen Rand teils knapp beschnitten (kein Notenverlust, es fehlt teils die Paginierung), ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, ein separates Titelblatt für den 2. Akt ist nicht vorhanden, Text in Italienisch und Deutsch / ex-library copy with label on spine and stamps, binding rubbed and bumped, paper browned and partially foxed, some pages trimmed barely at the upper margin (no loss of notes, but some loss of page number), else good, without Act II title, text in Italian and German, (RISM A/I: M 4693 / KV 588), Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 Folio (ca. 26 x 35 cm), marmorierter Halbleinen-Einband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rücken- und Deckeltitel / contemporary hardcocer with marbeled covers and handwritten title, Partitur - Erstdruck / First Edition of the full score.

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        Manuscrit autographe / Dialogue galant

      - Musset (Alfred de) (1810-1857) Poète et dramaturge français Manuscrit autographe, sans lieu ni date, incomplet, 4 pages petit in-4 numérotées « 3 » et « 4 », à l’encre bleue. Dialogue galant entre deux personnages, une baronne et un monsieur Moreuil, probablement dans le cadre d’un projet de pièce de théâtre. Le texte semble inédit. « Moreuil : J’implore votre main La Baronne : et vous savez déjà que vous priez en vain » « Savez-vous ce que c’est que l’amour d’une femme ? Savez-vous quels devoirs il impose ? -Oui madame Moreuil. La baronne : vous êtes fort savant. Moreuil : Non certes, mais je crois qu’un beau et galant homme encourageant sa foi fait une chose sainte et que se destiné au bonheur du devoir à jamais enchaîné ne craint plus rien du monde Il n’est plus un écueil quand une femme est tout et la joie et l’orgueil. La baronne : C’est fort joliment dit et je suis trop heureuse ; mais vous me trouverez peut-être pointilleuse je songe qu’à ces mots si pleins de dignité, il manque un ornement Moreuil : Lequel ? La baronne : La vérité. Tenez, moi, sans détours, sans périphrase vaine, je veux anéantir la trame quotidienne dont je crois entrevoir le fil prémédité. Vous êtes contre moi violemment irrité. Moreuil : Comment ? La baronne : Mon Dieu ! monsieur, j’aurais mauvais grâce à nier l’entretien que j’eus sur la terrasse avec Madame Joris et que vous rappelez. je suis la criminelle, et, si vous le voulez, j’ai rompu votre hymen ; mais que votre justice m’absolve en sûreté J’ai tout fait sans malice. Pouvais-je supposer moi, que madame Joris fût aussi difficile en fait de bons maris et qu’un simple petit innocent bavardage dût engloutir l’espoir d’un brillant mariage ? Tenez nous causions bal, coulisses d’opéra, chiffons, modes, caprice, amour et caetera. Moi je vous ai dépeint comme un homme à la mode aimant les fines moeurs et la vertu commode. ( ) Moreuil : J’implore votre main La Baronne : et vous savez déjà que vous priez en vain. Cette main est promise et dans un mois, je pense, je serai, si Dieu veut, comtesse de Glarence » À l'âge de 22 ans, Musset choisit d’entamer une carrière littéraire. Musset tente sa chance au théâtre. Mais après l'échec de La Nuit Vénitienne ou les noces de Laurette, l'auteur dit « adieu à la ménagerie, et pour longtemps », comme il l'écrit à Prosper Chalas. Cet éloignement durera dix-sept ans, jusqu'au succès d'Un Caprice, comédie en un acte donnée au Théâtre-Français le 27 novembre 1847.

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        The lady of the lake. A poem. The fifth edition.

      Edinburgh, Printed for John Ballantyne and Co and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown and W. Miller, London, 1810, - sm. in-8°, 5 leaves + 433 p., ex-libris ?James St. Clair?, hw. name on half-title dated 1815, full red leather, spine (faded) & bookcovers gilt. FOREDGE color painting of 2 horse men riding & jumping in the countryside (hunting?). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Praktische Anweisung Zur Verfertigung Der Venezianishcen Estriche

      C. H. Platen, Berlin 1810 - 4to, modern binding of gilt-decorated quarter navy leather and marbled boardss. Discretely removed institutional library stamp from verso of title page. A pretty book in excellent condition. With a 28 page foreword by an academic from a royal academy, list of contents and 24 hand colored engraved plates on 12 leaves illustrating the process of laying a floor made of chips of granite or marble set in concrete and polished to smoothness. Recently excavated classical ruins in rome influenced the popularity of crushed stone floors in Italy and Germany. The cheerful workmen including some young boys are stylishly dressed. Tools and steps in the process are detailed. WorldCat cites only two copies , both in German libraries. Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1810 Jesuit Missionary VOYAGES Indies Turks Persia Cairo Travels MAPS Holy Land

      Toulouse : Noel-Etienne Sens : Auguste Gaude, 1810-1811. / 5 volumes - 1810 Jesuit Missionary VOYAGES Indies Turks Persia Cairo Travels MAPS Holy Land BEAUTIFUL 5v Complete Set on the Levant These regular publications of letters by Jesuit missionaries, stationed all over the world represent one of the most important sources on the outside world in 18th century Western Europe. By these letters the European intellectuals discovered in a passionate way the customs and history of exotic kingdoms. Both Voltaire and Montesquieu were indebted to them for their ideas on China and the Far East. We do not find any other examples of these volumes for sale anywhere else worldwide! Main author: Charles Le Gobien; Yves Mathurin Marie Treaudet de Querbeuf; Jesuits. Title: Lettres edifiantes et curieuses, ecrites des missions etrangeres. Published: Toulouse : Noel-Etienne Sens : Auguste Gaude, 1810-1811. / 5 volumes Language: French FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such; Publisher: Toulouse : Noel-Etienne Sens : Auguste Gaude, 1810-1811. Size: ~6.75in X 4in (17cm x 10cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stadtplan, "Altona".

      - Kupferstich ( m. Bordüre ) v. B. Baker n. C.L.B. Mirbeck, um 1810, 35,2 x 34,2 (H) Klose - Martius, Altona 29. - Seltener Plan von Altona. Im Süden die Norderelbe ( mit Köhl Brand, Kuhwärder, Mühlensand ), im Westen Ottensen. - Alte Längs- und Querfalten geglättet.

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        Report, Together with Minutes of Evidence, and Accounts, from the Select Committee on the High Price of Gold Bullion

      London: J. Johnson. Very Good; Usually referred to as the Bullion Report; Original blue boards . with white spine and paper label spine titles, rubbed, moderate soiling; . this edition was printed one month after the original House of Commons . ordered printing; the Select Committee included David Ricardo, Francis . Horner, William Huskisson, and Henry Thornton. This is one of the great . 19th century works on money and banking; Light foxing on title page and . sparsely scattered on additional pages; former owner's name on ffep along . with detailed marginalia (ca 1845) on the first 27 pages of the report . plus a sheet of further notes laid in; Since this is a seminal work, it . will be of interest to collectors and those in finance and banking.. 1810. First Edition Thus; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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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, pages: title page, dedication to John Barrow, lxxvi, 1-582 including Appendix and Index, last page is Errata plus (2) adverts. Handsomely rebound in full calf, gilt lettered maroon label, heavily gilt decorated spine, gilt decorated borders to covers, heavy cream endpapers, housed in a plain brown slipcase. Frontispiece lightly browned and foxed with a couple of small damp stains at inner edge, faint offsetting onto title page, small blind library stamp to top margin of title page, next 4 leaves and last 4 leaves, small damp stain and light foxing to fore-edge margin of pages xvii-xxiv, closed tear to margin of xlvii, neatly repaired, a few pages lightly foxed, mainly to margins, otherwise a very good clean tight sturdy copy. The Laws of China with the punishments for breaking them. This is the first book translated from Chinese into English. See: Bjorn Lowendahl, China Illustrata Nova 1777-1877, Volume 2, page 60; Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica, Volume 1 page 546-547. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A collection of five of his writings, along with a related item, bound in one volume, including a contemporary manuscript of his Lincolne Nosegay. 8vo, cont. olive straight-grained half-morocco & red boards, gilt, flat spine gilt, t.e.g., others largely uncut

      - London & Paris: 1810-22. A rather wonderful collection of five of Dibdin's writings, including one - item 3 - unknown to Jackson and clearly not seen by Windle and Pippin. 1. Not Published; Only fifty Copies Printed. Specimen of an English De Bure. 32 pp. 8vo. London: Harding & Wright, 1810. First edition, limited to fifty copies. This is a presentation copy: "With the Authors kind Compts" (name of the recipient trimmed away). Jackson 24. Windle & Pippin A12. 2. Book Rarities; or a Descriptive Catalogue of some of the most Curious, Rare, and Valuable Books of Early Date; chiefly in the Collection of the Right Honourable George John Earl Spencer, K.G. &c. &c. &c. Three facsimile illus. in the text. iv, 34 pp., one blank leaf. 8vo. London: Printed by W. Bulmer, 1811. First edition, limited to 36 copies only (so printed on the half-title), and with a presentation inscription on the same leaf: "With the Author's respectful Compliments." Jackson 28. Windle & Pippin A17. 3. "On the Vulgate Bible of 1450-1455," pp. 471-84. 8vo. [London]: 1811 (Dibdin's article dated "Nov. 9, 1811." 14 pp. 8vo. Published in the Classical Journal, Vol. 4. Apparently a variant of Observations on the Mentz Bible, Printed 1450-1455. See Jackson 29 and Windle & Pippin A18-(unknown to Jackson and clearly not seen by Windle & Pippin). 4. [Heading on page [3]:] Bibliography: A Poem. [Heading on page [1]:] Not published. Only Fifty Copies Printed. 24 pp. London: Harding & Wright, Printers, 1812. First edition, only fifty copies printed. Jackson 31. Windle & Pippin A20. 5. Contemporary manuscript of The Lincolne Nosegay. 16 pages. Small 8vo (166 x 104 mm.). Ca. 1820. 6. LESNÉ, Mathurin Marie. Lettre d'un Relieur français à un Bibliographe anglais. [3]-28 pp. 8vo. Paris: Crapelet, 1822. First edition, ordinary paper copy. Jackson 53. Windle & Pippin D10. Bookplate of Joseph Neeld (1789-1856) and Major J.R. Abbey (his sale, Sotheby's, 14 November 1966, lot 859). Fine copies. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        An Account of Expeditions to the Sources of the Mississippi, and through the... interior parts of New Spain

      C & A Conrad & Co 1810 Philadelphia. [8]+106+[10]+107-278+[4]+66+53+87 pages with frontispiece and tables (lacks the 5 maps and 2 charts) . Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in full leather with red label with gilt lettering to spine. (Howes: P372) First edition.Zebulon Montgomery Pike,1779-1813, American explorer, an army officer, born Lamberton (now part of Trenton), N.J. He joined the army (c.1793) and was commissioned second lieutenant in 1799. In 1805 he led an exploring party to search for the source of the Mississippi River; although he mistakenly identified Red Cedar Lake (now Cass Lake) in Minnesota as the source, he was not far wrong. After his return he was sent on an expedition (1806-7) to explore the headwaters of the Arkansas and Red rivers and to reconnoiter Spanish settlements in New Mexico. Pike and his men went up the Arkansas River to the site of Pueblo, Colorado and explored much of the country, sighting the peak that is named after him, Pikes Peak. When he and a small party went to the Rio Grande, they were taken into custody by the Spanish who brought them to Santa Fe and then to Chihuahua and finally released them at the border of the Louisiana Territory. Upon his return, Pike was accused of complicity in the plot of Aaron Burr and James Wilkinson to detach Western territory from the United States, but he was exonerated by the Secretary of War. Pike was promoted to the rank of brigadier general during the War of 1812. He was killed while commanding his troops during the successful assault on York (now Toronto).Condition:Frontispiece and title edges repaired. Lacks other plates and maps, else a very good copy.

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        The World: Or, The Present State Of The Universe. Being a General and Complete Collection of Modern Voyages And Travels¿

      Stratford, London 1810 - 2 vols. 115 plates (some staining and foxing) & 8 maps (4 folding). Later half roan and cloth. Much of the work covers the new discoveries in the Pacific Ocean, Botany Bay etc. A handsome set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht über den Rhein ('Vue De La Forteresse Ehrenbreitstein Environs du Rhin').

      - aquarellierte Umrissradierung v. Joseph S. Steingrübel b. Tessari in Augsburg, um 1810, 32,5 x 46 Thieme-Becker, Bd. XXXI, S. 562. - Gesamtansicht von Ehrenbreitstein von Koblenz aus gesehen. - Im Vordergrund Hafen mit lebhaftem Treiben, Floßbauer und Figurenstaffage. - Sehr fein ausgeführte Umrissradierung.

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        Documents manuscrits sur les enfants abandonnés en 1810 en Dordogne (arrondissement de Nontron : quatre lettres autographes datées et signées (échange épistolaire entre le Préfet de la Dordogne et le Sous-Préfet de Nontron sur le sort des enfants, ainsi qu'un manuscrit de 4 pages in-folio sur la situation des orphelins en Dordogne

      1810 - Enfants trouvés et abandonnés de la Gironde, de la Dordogne et du Périgord au XIX° siècle : A la campagne où ils grandissaient on les appelait « bourdeaux », en référence aux lieux de mauvaise vie, de mauvaises mères, des bordels. Lorsqu'une mère, en abandonnant son enfant, s'attache à envelopper cet abandon d'un épais mystère, l'enfant sera ordinairement illégitime, quelquefois adultérin. Ordinairement la mère a besoin du secret, parce qu'elle veut sauver sa réputation ; si elle n'a de moyens d'existence que dans son travail, elle craint aussi de perdre la position qui le lui procure. Si elle fille encore, elle appréhendera de voir s'évanouir pour elle l'espoir d'un établissement. Mais des personnes aisées, et même riches, recourent aussi à ce moyen de voiler leur faute. Le dépôt dans un hospice leur assure un secret bien plus inviolable qu'un placement en nourrice qui appellerait des confidents.Quelquefois pour mieux s'assurer du secret, on fait porter l'enfant dans un hospice plus ou moins éloignés ; il y a des gens qui font de ce transport un objet habituel de commerce. La Manufacture pouvait se définir comme un rouage essentiel de la direction des hôpitaux de la ville de Bordeaux, comme un lieu de passage ou comme un lieu de vie. C'est à la Manufacture que se situaient les services qui traitaient de la vie des enfants qui pouvaient être regroupés en trois catégories en 1811. Les enfants trouvés dont les parents ne sont pas connus - ce sont les plus nombreux jusqu'en 1852. Les enfants abandonnés nés de parents connus qui d'abord élevés par eux ou par d'autres personnes, en sont délaissés, sans qu'on sache ce que les pères et mères sont devenus. Les subsistants : leur parents sont connus. Ils sont placés provisoirement. Par la suite, certains jeunes ont été classés dans les indigents, orphelins, etc. C'est par le moyen du Tour que le nourrisson faisait son entrée officielle dans la société. « Nous ignorons comment été faite la boîte de l'Hôpital Saint-Louis, mais nous savons mieux qu'elle était celle de l'Hôpital de la manufacture auquel l'Hôpital Saint Louis fut réuni en 1772. Elle se composait d'une barrique vide dont on avait scié dans le sens vertical près de la moitié des douves, de façon à conserver intacte la partie inférieure. La barrique était montée sur un pivot central. Un autre pivot la maintenait dans sa partie supérieure et c'est ainsi qu'elle pouvait tourner facilement sur elle-même. Elle était placée juste derrière la façade principale de la maison et communiquait avec l'extérieur par une large baie circulaire pratiquée dans le mur, à hauteur d'appui. A travers cette ouverture on passait l'enfant que l'on déposait dans la barrique. On faisait ensuite pivoter celle-ci, on sonnait et la soeur venait prendre le petit abandonné dans la sinistre machine. On comprend qu'on ait pu y introduire non seulement le nouveau-né, mais plusieurs enfants, de toute taille, même âgés de douze ans ». « On sonnait et la soeur venait prendre le petit abandonné ». Après avoir été baptisé, l'enfant rejoignait la crèche où des nourrices le prenaient en charge. Car, quelle que soit son origine - il peut venir de départements extérieurs et certaines personnes faisaient office d'intermédiaires - une inscription était portée sur les registres de naissance de la ville de Bordeaux. L'histoire de cet enfant s'arrêtait là. En ce qui concerne les survivants, des petits dossiers regroupent des traces de la vie l'enfant, complétant les informations figurant sur le registre: séjours chez des familles, mariage, ou problèmes divers liés à l'enfance ou à l'adolescence de ces enfants ou très jeunes adultes. Les enfants étaient mis en nourrice dans le nord-Gironde, le sud de la Charente-Inférieure, de la Charente et dans l'est de la Dordogne. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Instrucções e Cautelas Practicas sobre a natureza, differentes especies, virtudes em geral, e uso legitimo das aguas mineraes, principalmente de Caldas; com a noticia daquellas, que são conhecidas em cada huma das Provincias do Reino de Portugal, e o methodo de preparar as aguas artificiaes

      Coimbra, 1810. Real Imprenta da Universidade. Recent half calf, spine gilt.. Ownership signature & stamp on title p., very occasional spotting, tear repaired in upper margin of plate III, tiny burn hole in Vol. I, p. 182/83 with loss of 3 letters.. Tavares assesses the medical attributes of the waters, gives details of the treatments during the cure and later, and the necessary diet that should be observed.[removed][removed][removed][removed]

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        ELEGY TO THE MEMORY OF THOMAS PAINE: To Which is Added His Epitaph; and a Sonnet, Written In the Chamber In Which He Was Born.

      London: Printed by and for the Author , 1810. 14 pages of text. The front board of the leather/marbled paper-covered board binding is detached, and the spine worn. The title page is moderately foxed, but the remainder of the text is clean. An uncommon Thomas Paine item. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        British General Alured Clarke certifies "the Clothing of the Army... [has] been Viewed and found agreeable to His Majesty's Instructions."

      , March 9, 1810. March 9, 1810. 8.25" x 13". "Manuscript Document Signed, ""Alured Clarke : Genl.,""1pp.,8.25"" x 13"", â€

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        THE WORKS OF JOHNSON L LD, A NEW EDITION IM TWELVE VOLUMES WITH AN ESSAY ON HIS LIFE AND GENIUS [COMPLETE IN 12 VOLUMES]

      London: Printed for J. Nichols & Son, Et Al. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1810. Hardcover. Portrait; 12 volumes complete wiht advertisements. In full leather, ruled in gilt, 5 raised bands. Marbled end papers and edges. Leather with rubbing to extremities. Vol V with chip to head of spine. One cover is a little bit loose, otherwise all bindings are sound and straight. 5.5" x 9" and about 25 pounds. Frontis of Johnson in Volume I. Following are the volumes listed with their general subject matter supplied from the table of contents. 1*Frontis, Essay on Johnson by Murphy, Poems****2*The Plan of the English Dictionary****3*Greek Comedy****4*The Rambler****5*Continuation of the Rambler****6*Conclusion of The Rambler****7*The Idler****8*Political Tracts, MIlton's Paradise Lost, etc****9*LIves of English Poets****10*Lives of English Poets****11*Lives of English Poets****12*Lives of Eminent Persons, Letters, etc****; 25 .

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        Letters for Literary Ladies. To which is Added An Essay on the Noble Science of SelfJustification [bound after] The Modern Griselda. A Tale

      George Town: Published by Joseph Milligan, W. Cooper, Printer, 1810. First American edition of author's first book and first American edition of one of her popular novels. 44, 46, 28, [2, publisher's advertisements]; 117, [1] pp. 12mo. Contemporary sheep. Lacking label, head of spine and upper joint chipped, short crack along upper joint, rubbed, ink squiggles in margins on page 101, front free endpaper torn in lower corner, final blanks for each work lacking, half-title of LETTERS lacking, some spotting and offsetting, light browning, a few leaves loosened, creasing with a few pencilled remarks by the original owner with her signatures, even so a very good copy of these rare works by this pre-eminent English novelist, in open-faced brown cloth case. First American edition of author's first book and first American edition of one of her popular novels. 44, 46, 28, [2, publisher's advertisements]; 117, [1] pp. 12mo.

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        Das Käthchen von Heilbronn oder die Feuerprobe ein großes historisches Ritterschauspiel. Aufgeführt auf dem Theater an der Wien den 17. 18. und 19. März 1810.

      - Berlin, Realschulbuchhandlung, 1810. 198 S., 1 weißes Bl. Alter Pappband, Rücken überklebt u. mit neuem Rückenschild (etwas berieben). Seltene erste Buch-Ausgabe der umgearbeiteten Fassung. 1808 hatte Kleist einige Fragmente im "Phöbus" veröffentlicht. - Anregungen zu diesem mit märchenhaften Elementen durchsetzten, doch auch umstrittenen Drama erhielt Kleist aus der englischen Ballade "Graf Walther" (übersetzt von G. A. Bürger), aus Wielands Erzählungen und aus Schuberts "Ansichten von der Nachtseite der Naturwissenschaften", worin sich der Naturphilosoph u.a. mit dem Problem des Somnambulismus beschäftigt. - Goed. VI,102,6; Sembdner 8. - Braun- u. fingerfleckig, stellenw. stärker u. mit Tintenflecken. Titel verso blasser Sammlerstempel, S. 167/68 mit geklebtem Einriß. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grundsätze der rationellen Landwirthschaft (7 Bände).

      Wien, Gassler, „Für die Oesterreichischen Staaten bearbeitete einzig rechtmäßige Ausgabe" 1810/13. - Mit 13 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, 37 gefalteten Tabellen, Pappbände der Zeit, 21 x 13,5 cm, Einbände etwas berieben und bestossen, innen leicht gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Astor ALS with stunning Fur trading content, negotiating a deal during the European trade restrictions

      New York: , March 24, 1810. New York, March 24, 1810. 7.75" x 9.5". "Bi-fold ALS, 7.75"" x 9.5"", scripted entire in Astor's hand on the first page, with the balance of the pages left blank. Docketed to verso of second page. Tipped into a backing sheet with second leaf inlaid to the page. Signed and dated by Astor ""New York 24 March 1810"", and signed in full signature of ""John Jacob Astor"". Expected folds, offsetting to first page, else near fine. Accompanied by a fine engraving of John Astor, 5.25"" x 8.25"" laid into a page, along with documented provenance as noted below. John Astor's humble beginnings were in his distant past by the time he wrote this letter. By 1810 Astor had been operating in the fur trade for about 30 years and had amassed an enormous fortune. Astor had taken advantage of the Jay Treaty between Great Britain and the United States in 1794, which opened new markets in Canada and the Great Lakes region. In London, Astor at once made a contract with the North West Company, who from Montreal rivaled the trade interests of the Hudson's Bay Company, then based in London. Astor imported furs from Montreal to New York and shipped them to Europe By 1800, he had amassed almost a quarter of a million dollars, and had become one of the leading figures in the fur trade. His agents worked throughout the western areas and were ruthless in competition. This letter penned by Astor to John Mason esq, encompasses numerous revealing points. The first of which Astor is referencing the purchase of Deer skins in New Orleans (""orleans""). New Orleans was a central port, and a hub by which furs and other exports were exported to Europe. Fur traders floated up and down the Mississippi in flat bottom boat/barges whereby they could move back and forth between the Indians upriver and sail back downstream with their precious furs to New Orleans. By this time, Astor was a formidable institution in the Fur trade, but by 1809 curtailment of American trade with Europe created a deerskin glut in the united States. Superintendent Mason, (the addressee of Astor's letter) noted the problem early in his term and ordered the factors at the most active factories to shop buying the unsalable skins. However his wishes were ignored by the fur traders because refusal to buy skins would alienate their Indian partners. Mason had also told his agents to shave, treat and store the skins they had on hand, rather than shipping them onward. Despite some spoilage most of the deerskins survived and by February 1810, the Office of Indian Trade had nearly 109 tons of skins warehoused in New Orleans.With European trade still restricted by an 1809 Non-Intercourse act, Superintendent Mason decided he had to dump these pelts on the market at any price he could get. Mason approached John Jacob Astor who had built at the time a fur trading network that extended from Leipzig to Saint Louis and had a net worth exceeding a quarter million dollars. This ALS is pursuant to Astor's response to Mason in which it was known that he had offered to buy all of Mason's deerskins for 4-10 cents per pound, representing a steep discount (30-40 percent) from market price. Ultimately when Mason responded and tried to negotiate, the deal fell through and he sold the surplus skins in New Orleans for whatever the market would bear. To Mason's good fortune, the market picked up later that year and he managed to sell new skins for 32-40 cents per pound. This letter to Mason is shown in full below:""Sir, New York 24 March 1810I have your esteemed letter of the 20th. If you thought it for the interest of the U.S to have the Deer skins sold here anthe terms (illegible) made last proposed by you when I had the pleasure of seeing you I would agree to bidthe price which was than agreed onfor the detterment quantitys but Iwould not like to engage so long atime before the skins could be broughtfrom orleans here to find my self to any price, but if you will have the sale made here you may in that case consider me as agreeing to bid asabove mentioned. I am Sir with Respect your very humble servt John Jacob AstorP.S. will you have the goodness to inform me in case you do not sell here what the terms of the sale at orleans will be?""(And as noted above, we know this deal fell ultimately through, and the skins were sold to the firm W. & Morris ...)However, in the background of this political theater, and while he was negotiating with Mason, Astor simultaneously organized the Pacific Fur Company in June 1810. While he managed the business in New York, he sent two groups of his employees west—one by sea to carry supplies and initiate coastal trading, and one by land to found a string of fur posts across North America. Between them, the two groups of Astorians established a terminal fort on the Pacific Coast from which to trade with China. In September 1810, Pacific Fur Company partners Duncan McDougall, Alexander McKay, David Stuart, and Robert Stuart sailed from New York on the Tonquin. The trip was not a smooth one. At the Falkland Islands, Robert Stuart threatened ship captain Jonathan Thorn at gunpoint in order to save the lives of several fur company men .In September 1810, Pacific Fur Company partners Duncan McDougall, Alexander McKay, David Stuart, and Robert Stuart sailed from New York on the Tonquin. The trip was not a smooth one. At the Falkland Islands, Robert Stuart threatened ship captain Jonathan Thorn at gunpoint in order to save the lives of several fur company men Astor, not known for dabbling in one business adventure at a time began buying land in New York in 1799 and acquired sizable holdings along the waterfront. After the start of the 19th century, flush with China trade profits, he became more systematic, ambitious, and calculating by investing in New York real estate. In 1803, he bought a 70-acre farm that ran west of Broadway to the Hudson River between 42nd and 46th streets. Astor’s grand venture was plagued by mismanagement and conflicts with Native people but most of all by the War of 1812, and the partners’ fear of attacks by British ships. Astor withdrew from the American Fur Company, as well as all his other ventures, and instead used the money to buy and develop large tracts of Manhattan real estate. It was this decision that launched his financial success into the stratosphere. Astor correctly predicted New York's rapid growth northward on Manhattan Island, and he purchased more and more land beyond the then-existing city limits. Astor rarely built on his land, but leased it to others for rent and their use. After retiring from his business, Astor spent the rest of his life as a patron of culture. At the time of his death in 1848, Astor was the wealthiest person in the United States, leaving an estate estimated to be worth at least $20 million. His estimated net worth, if calculated as a fraction of the U.S. gross domestic product at the time, would have been equivalent to $110.1 billion in 2006 U.S. dollars, making him the fifth-richest person in American history. With his success in his later years, his life was spent instead managing his investments and entering the world of philanthropy. He supported the ornithologist John James Audubon in his studies, art work, and travels , and bequeathed $400,000 to build the Astor Library for the New York public, which was later consolidated with other libraries to form the New York Public Library.An important letter, revealing a significant period in history highlighting the illustrious fur trade and the complex embargos and politics of the era. Provenance: This item was recently discovered in an extra illustrated volume of â€

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        MAP OF SPAIN AND PORTUGAL.

      Two folding sheets only (of the four that were produced), showing the route taken by troops across Northern Spain in 1813, with pencil manuscript itinerary on the verso of one sheet. 810mm x 580mm each. First entry is Roncesvalles July 31st 1813, suggesting the details were drawn up on this date. May 4th Tomar 5th Alvaiazere? 6th Espinhal... ...12th Villa Cortez ...14th Alverca... ...20th Muxagata 22nd crossed the Douro to Torre Monteorvo 24th bivouac Villadelha 25th bivouac near Picote 26th entered Spain bivouac at Castro 28th bivouac near Carvajales 31st crossed the ford of the Esla to Cubillos... ...June 2nd Morales de Toro 3rd Pedrosa del Rey 4th Torrelobaton 5th Penaflor... ...10th Villa Sandine 12th cannoned the French rearguard near Burgos... ...15th crossed the Ebro at Puente de Arenas... ...18th bivouac near Berberana 21st Battle of Vitoria 22nd Salvatierra 25th near Pamplona 27th Tafalla & Olite 28th Carcastillo July 1st to July 26th halt 27th Huarte 28, 29 & 30 in position near Huarte 31st to Roncesvalles... ...Nov 1 ....French garrison marched out of Pamplona Dates then become sketchy. It appears that our route follows more or less that of General Rowland Hill's column of the allied army in the advance on Vitoria (see Ian Robertson, An Atlas of the Peninsular War, Yale 2010). Contemporary maps and notes such as these are rare. Luggage would be kept to the minimum, so the two southern maps would have been discarded as irrelevant.

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        Erinnerungen, Bände 1 bis 4 (v. 5), Halbleder-Ausgabe.

      Zürich, Orell Füssli und Compagnier, 1810 - 1814. Reise- und Dichter-Erinnerungen des Schriftstellers und Lyrikers Friedrich von Matthisson (1768 - 1831), in denen sich sowohl mannigfaltige landschaftliche und landeskundliche Impressionen als auch Matthissons Bekanntschaften mit den berühmten Dichtern seiner Epoche wie unter anderem Goethe, Schiller und Lichtenberg widerspiegeln. Mit 4 Aquatinta-Titelvignetten sowie 14 halbseitigen Kupfervignetten (Landschafts- und Architekturdarstellungen) im Text. Gliederung: Bd. 1: Der große Bernhardsberg - Die Felsenkuppe von Mayenne - Darstellungen aus Frankreich - Feier des Wiedersehns auf dem Schlosse Bodmar - Vaterländische Besuche. Bd. 2: Seefahrt nach Kopenhagen - Wanderung nach dem Stockhorne - Die borromäischen Inseln- Reise von Lausanne nach Aosta - Acht Tage in Paris - Acht Tage in den Alpen - Wallfahrt nach der großen Karthause bei Grenoble. Bd. 3: Fragmente aus Tagebüchern und Briefen. Erste Abtheilung. Bd. 4: Fragmente aus Tagebüchern und Briefen. Zweite Abtheilung. Buchrücken lediglich leicht berieben, ein Rückenschild mit kleiner Eckläsion. Sonst sehr schöne, saubere Exemplare. Seiten frisch und fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        THE WORKS OF THE ENGLISH POETS, FROM CHAUCER TO COWPER ; INCLUDING THE SERIES EDITED, WITH PREFACES, BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL BY DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON: AND THE MOST APPROVED TRANSLATIONS.[IN 21 VOLUMES]

      London: J. Johnson [And 48 Others],. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1810. Hardcover. 15000 pages; Abraham Cowley, Sir John Denham, John Milton, Samuel Butler (Hudibras) , John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, Wentworth , Dillon, Earl of Roscommon, Thomas Otway, Edmund Waller, John Pomfret, Charles Sackville, Earl of Dorset, George Stepney, John Philips, William Walsh, John Dryden, Edmund Smith, Richard Duke, William King, Thomas Sprat, Charles Montague, Earl of Halifax, Thomas Parnell, Samuel Garth, Nicholas Rowe, Joseph Addison, John Hughes, John Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham, Matthew Prior, William Congreve, Sir Richard Blackmore, Elijah Fenton, John Gay, George Granville, Lord Lansdown, Thomas Yalden, Thomas Tickell, James Hammond, William Somervile, Richard Savage, Jonathan Swift, William Broome, Alexander Pope, Christopher Pitt, James Thomson, Isaac Watts, Ambrose Philips, Gilbert West, William Collins, John Dyer, William Shenstone, Edward Young, David Mallet, Mark Akenside, Thomas Gray, George Lord Lyttelton. Approximstely 15,000 pages. The Lives, which are critical as well as biographical studies, appeared as prefaces to selections of each poet's work, and most of them were longer than originally expected. [9] Johnson justified his approach in the advertisement for the work: "my purpose was only to have allotted to every Poet an Advertisement, like those which we find in the French Miscellanies, containing a few dates and a general character." [1] However, he did not limit himself to bare dates and biographical events, but created a series of Lives with, according to his Preface to the edition of 1783, "the honest intention of giving pleasure". Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets (1779–81) is a work by Samuel Johnson, comprising short biographies and critical appraisals of 52 poets, most of whom lived during the eighteenth century. It is arranged, approximately, by date of death. Six of the Lives have been singled out as the most "important": John Milton, John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Joseph Addison, Jonathan Swift, and Thomas Gray. Soundly bound in calf over marbled boards with crimson morocco labels. Light rubbing to extremities and a bit of quite light foxing. Overall a very pleasing presentation with all bindings straight and firm. ; 46 .

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        \"Heidenheim samt der Berg Feste Höllenstein in Würtemberg unterhalb der Brunnenmühl anzusehen\". Schöne Gesamtansicht und Blick aufs Schloß.

       Altkolorierte Umrißradierung \"Nach der Natur gez. u. gestochen von Friedrich Weber\", um 1810, 26 x 42 cm. Schefold 2417; Thieme-Becker Bd. XXXV, S. 218r. - Der Kupferstecher und Landschaftszeichner Friedrich Weber lebte von 1765 bis 1811. Berühmt wurde er durch seine in sehr geringer Auflage erschienenen und sehr sorgfältig kolorierten Umrissradierungen, die er während seines Augsburger Aufenthalts von 1788 bis 1805 schuf. - Im Himmel winziger Randeinriss. Feine Ansicht in schönem Altkolorit und sehr guter Erhaltung. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg

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