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        Histoire des Wahabis depuis leur Origine Jusqua la fin de 1809


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

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

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Traité de Topographie, d'arpentage et de nivellement ... [and] Supplément au second livre du Traité de Topographie...

      Paris: Chez Courcier, 1807-, 1810. Quarto, two works bound in one, in total seven folding plates and one folding table, some pages age-toned but overall very good, neatly bound in modern quarter calf, Ingleton bookplate and manuscript note. A fine volume containing rare first editions of two French works of surveying, said on good authority to be from Phillip Parker King's library. Present here are both Puissant's original Traité of 1807, and the rarer supplement from 1810.Louis Puissant (1768-1843), was born in the Champagne region of France, and learnt geometry as part of his early training as a land-surveyor. First employed in the French war department in 1790, his ability meant that he worked in difficult regions like the Pyrenees and the island of Elba. Early in his career he wrote and published a book on the subject of the shape of the earth, and from 1809 directed the École de Géographes in Paris. He is best remembered for his invention of a new map projection of France, which was produced with considerable detail, using spherical trigonometry, truncated power series and differential geometry.The belief that this is Phillip Parker's King's copy is derived from a note in the hand of the important Australiana collector, Geoffrey C. Ingleton explaining how he bought this work "from a descendant of Phillip Parker King, who owned this book." Given King's renown as a naval officer and hydrographer, his ownership of Puissant's significant study is eminently possible, and certainly the date of its publication tailors neatly with the details of his early career. King, family tradition attests, had been encouraged to pursue a career in hydrography by Matthew Flinders. King had first met Flinders as a child, but the two were reaquainted in 1810, shortly after Flinders return from imprisonment under the French. In turn, in 1811 Flinders introduced him to Sir Joseph Banks. Of course, King's own survey of parts of the Australian coast began in 1817.Ingleton's note also comments that he had the book rebound in 1980. Nonetheless, no copy of either of these important works is recorded on the Libraries Australia Gateway. A second enlarged edition was produced in 1820.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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        Le livre de tous les ménages, ou l'art de conserver, pendant plusieurs années, toutes les substances animales et végétales.

      1810. Patris et Cie, Paris, 1810. In/8, demi-reliure moderne maroquin bleu et toile imitant le maroquin long grain, encoignures vélin. Dos à roulette dorée en dents de scie, titre doré. Avec une planche de gravure dépliante. Impression à grandes marges. xxxii-116p. Signature autographe à l'encre de l'auteur au dos de la page de titre. Page de titre et deux dernières pages finement restaurées. Deux taches très claires sur la planche. Rare mouillure claire en coin à la fin de l'ouvrage. Hormis ceci, exemplaire très frais. EDITION ORIGINALE RARE. Tirage à 11000 ex. Par Appert, "Propriétaire à Massy, département de Seine et Oise, ancien Confiseur Distillateur, élève de la bouche de la Maison Ducale de Christian IV." Grâce à cet ouvrage, qui explique la fabrication des boîtes de conserve, Appert put recevoir un prix qui lui permit de déposer le brevet et de commencer la commercialisation de son invention. Après une première partie concernant les instruments pour la conservation (le laboratoire, les bouteilles et les vases, "Moyens de distinguer les bouteilles ou vases qui risqueraient de s'avarier"), description des procédés pour la conservation, par aliment. Aborde des thèmes comme les plantes médicinales, moût de raisin ou vin doux, petites fèves des marais etc. Suit une "Manière de faire usage des substances préparées et conservées", parmi lesquelles la "Préparation du sirop de raisin par M. Parmentier", avec toujours un langage surrané qui fleure bon les siècles passés... Contrairement à ce que publie Vicaire, la première édition est celle de Patris, 1810. Voir Oberlé, 184 ; Golden Bitting, 13. relié Bon étatDeCollection

      [Bookseller: Livres Anciens Lucas Philippe]
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        \"1. Aussicht der Stadt Töplitz in Böhmen\". Blick von einem Hügel auf die Stadt und die umliegenden Berge, im Vordergrund hübsche Personenstaffage.

       Altkol. Umrißradierung von C. Postl nach L. Janscha bei Artaria, Wien, um 1810, 30 x 42 cm. Nebehay-Wagner 276, 23. - Aus der zwischen 1800 bis 1820 erschienenen Folge \"Collection des vues les plus interessantes et pittoresques de la Boheme\". - Im Ganzen leicht gebräunt, sehr frisches Altkolorit. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Tschechoslowakei (ehem.)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bierl]
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        \"Ansicht der Kreis-Stadt Bechin in Böhmen\". Gesamtansicht über die Luschnitz.

       Altkol. Umrißradierung von Carl Postl nach Laurenz Janscha, um 1810, 29 x 43 cm. Nebehay-Wagner 276,22. - Aus der schönen, zwischen 1800 und 1820 bei Artaria erschienen Folge \"Collection des vues les plus interessantes et pittoresques de la Boheme\". - Mit breitem Rand und in tadelloser Erhaltung. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Tschechoslowakei (ehem.)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bierl]
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        \"Das Stift Rein nächst Grätz\". Blick über einen kleinen See auf das Stift.

       Altkol. Umrißradierung von J. Ziegler nach Runk, Wien, um 1810, 26,5 x 41 cm. Nebehay-Wagner 578, 149. - Aus der von Friedrich Ferdinand Runk, Laurenz Janscha und Johann Ziegler herausgegebenen Folge \"Vues de différens Bourgs Villages et Villes de Autriche\", Wien bei F.X. Stöckel, um 1810. Die gesamte Folge umfaßt 207 Blätter. - Stift Rein ist das älteste Zisterzienserkloster der Welt, 1129 gegründet. - Herrliches Altkolorit. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Österreich

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bierl]
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        FÊTES A' L'OCCASION DU MARIAGE DE S.M. NAPOLÉON, Empereur des Français, Roi d'Italie, avec Marie-Louise, archiduchesse d'Autriche.. Avec une Description par M. Goulet.. Paris, chez Soyer, 1810

      1810. in-8, pp.48 di testo, e 54 incisioni in rame fuori testo illustranti ogni aspetto della cerimonia delle nozze dell'Imperatore Napoleone. Legatura dell'epoca in pieno vitello marmorizzato, fregi floreali e filetti in oro al dorso, titolo in oro su tassello in pelle, tagli marmorizzati e dentelle interna. Pregiato e raro cimelio coevo su Napoleone Bonaparte, perfettamente conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        Hoch-Deutsches Reformirtes ABC und Namen-Büchlein für Kinder

      Philadelphia: Conrad Zentler, 1810. Hardcover. Poor. "Verbesserte Ausgabe" (Improved edition.) Thin 8vo. 3o pages Unpaginated. Illustrated with cuts. Leather spine; binders board. Loose in binding and with the pages worn and soiled. The first and last pages are used as pastedowns. The board papers have entirely perished from the upper board and only a remnant (showing a bit of a rooster) remains on the rear. Rare. In German. Early American Imprints, 20353. Housed in a custom sclamshell case.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Medical Botany: Containing Systematic and General Descriptions, with Plates of all the Medicinal Plants, Indigenous and Exotic, Comprehended in the Catalogues of the Materia Medica...Second Edition. Vol. III.

      London. William Phillips. 1810. Second Edition. 80 plates, black and white engravings, edges uncut, 394-632pp, 11 x 8 inches (plates 9 1/2 x 7 1/2), paper covered boards (hardbound). Boards detached from spine, paper loss to majority of spine, Stamford Medical Book Society label to front paste down with a few ink notations, front endpaper missing, three inch tear to lower left edge of dedication page, scattered foxing to text pages and a few plates. OVERALL THE PLATES ARE CLEAN AND BRIGHT. Attractive engravings of various medicinal plants such as Christmas Rose, Common Peony, Hundred-Leaved Rose, Common Quince Tree, Peach Tree, Lemon Tree, Clove Tree, etc., "as Published by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh. Together with Most of the Principal Medicinal Plants not included in those Pharmacopeias. Accompanied with a Circumstantial Detail of their Medicinal Effects, And of the Diseases in which they have been Most Successfully Employed" (from title page).

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      A hand-coloured engraved writing sheet showing the education of a young boy as he progresses from a village school to grammar school, before successfully being placed in a Merchant's counting house, and eventually becoming a merchant himself. Surrounding the central section which has been completed by Frederick Bottrill of Cranbrook School, December 12th, are six engravings showing his 'progress; centrally placed at the head of the sheet is an engravings showing him as a merchant. One image shows the young student returning home for the Christmas holidays and showing his parents his 'Schoolpiece' [the completed writing sheet]. The sheet has been lain down at some time; it has some surface dust-soling and some short closed tears; small blank corner missing; but, overall, this is an excellent and highly attractive example of a scarce writing sheet; Sheet size: 48 x 38 [19 x 15 inches].

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Nouveaux tableaux de Paris.

      Paris, Marlet, (1810-1824). ____ Première édition. Suite complète des 72 charmantes lithographies, la plupart tirées sur fond teinté, accompagnées chacune d'un feuillet de texte. On joint deux gravures en double, l'une "Lecture des journaux" est d'un état différent, avec quelques différences dans le dessin. L'autre "Polichinel" est complètement différente de celle de l'album. Jean-Henri Marlet (1771-1847), peintre et graveur, compte parmi les premiers lithographes en France. De toute rareté. Bel exemplaire. ***** First edition. Complete serie of 72 charming lithographs. In-4 oblong. [343 x 263 mm] Collation : Couverture de livraison, faux-titre, 74 planches, 72 ff. de texte. Demi-maroquin brun à coins, dos orné. (Reliure fin XIXe, début XXe.).

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        Venezia. Publicita a Vienna presso Artaria e Compag. editori. Deposta alla Bibliotheca J e R. di Vienna". Altkolorierte Umrissradierung mit getuschtem Rand.

      Wien, Artaria, o. J. (1810). - Schöne altkolorerte Ansicht von Venedig aus der großen Serie von Artaria Ansichten, sehr selten. - Schönes Blick auf die Stadt aus der Halbvogelschau von San Giorgio Maggiore mit der Basilica Santa Maria della Salute im linken Vordergrund. Im Zentrum ist der Markusplatz und der Blick reicht über die Dächer der Stadt bis tief in die Lagune und nach Murano. Attraktives Verlagskolorit mit leicht gräulichem Grundton um die Stimmung der Lagune besser einzufangen. Im Vordergrund findet sich eine typische figürliche Staffage aus der Zeit des napoleonischen Königreichs Italien. - Kaum fleckig oder gebräunt. Breitrand. Recht ein fachmännisch restaurierter Randeinriss bis ca. 3 cm ins Bild. Links ein kleiner Fachmännisch restaurierter Randeinriss bis knapp in den Plattenrand. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

      [Bookseller: Matthaeus Truppe Antiquariat]
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        Isolino San Giovanni (senza titolo)

      1810. Rara raffigurazione dell'Isolino San Giovanni, sulla sinistra in lontananza l'Isola Madre mentre sulla destra si intravedono le prime case di Pallanza. In primo piano dei pescatori e dei passanti intenti ad ammirare e commentare il panorama. Le magnifiche alpi fanno da sfondo alla veduta. Stampa incisa al tratto e colorata al guazzo è inserita entro vecchia cornice foglia oro di cm 68x88Esemplare non menzionato nella bibliografia di riferimento.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Trippini Sergio]
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        THE HISTORY of LITTLE MARY, & Her Doll Jane, A New, Pleasing & Complete Nursery Alphabet, or Learners A.B.C.

      [26] leaves, printed on one side only, the first and last pastedowns to the wrappers. Engraved pastedown frontispiece; engraved title with pictorial vignette, and 12 engravings with explanatory text beneath; running alphabet throughout. Original printed wrappers. 10,2 x 8.8 cm. A small repair to one leaf with the loss of one letter; re-backed; spine rubbing to lower wrapper; else very good. Rare. OCLC records only the Osborne copy. A charming little book.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Histoire générale des mathématiques depuis leur origine jusqu'à l'année 1808.

      P., F. Louis, 1810, 2 vol. in 8°, de 2ff-XXVIII-459pp., 2ff-533pp-1f., portrait litho. de l'auteur, pl. percal. chagrinée brune époque, dos lisse orné en long, bel exemplaire très frais. (ex-libris gravé Prof. Dr. Hubert de Martin) Première édition sous ce titre, l'auteur ayant publié en 1802 un Essai sur l'histoire générale des mathématiques. Rappelons que Bossut, célèbre mathématicien, collabora avec d'Alembert à la rédaction de la partie mathématiques de l'Encyclopédie. Les chapitres consacrés ici à l'histoire de la géométrie ancienne jusqu'à Ptolémée, ainsi que l'histoire de l'invention du calcul différentiel et intégral sont très intéressants. ¶ Poggendorff I/245. - DSB II p. 334/335 "Bossut's importance for the history of science lies in his rôle as a major contributor to european scientific education"

      [Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens]
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        HYMNS FOR INFANT MINDS. By the Authors of Original Poems, Rhymes for the Nursery, &c.

      vii, [1 ad'], 100 pages. Engraved frontispiece. Original plain boards, sometime re-backed in green calf gilt. Binding: 14.3 x 9 cm. First edition. Series of inscriptions on front endpapers; boards rubbed and worn; inner joints repaired, but lacking rear endpaper; else a very good copy of a rare title.The work is comprised of seventy hymns, of which it is thought thirty-five are the work of Ann, and thirty-five the work of Jane.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        ORIGINAL FABLES. By a Lady. Dedicated to Her Royal Highness The Princess Charlotte of Wales. Embellished with fifty-four elegant Engravings on Wood.

      [16], 236 pages. Illustrated with a wood-engraved frontispiece, a vignette on title, woodcut of the Prince of Wales feather to Dedication, and.49 wood-engravings, plus a tail-piece. Contemporary calf, recently re-backed. 12mo. First edition. The half-title, which bears a name and date of 1836, titles itself, 'The Lamp; or, Original Fables.' Boards rubbed and worn at corners; some occasional browning and light staining; else a very good copy of what would appear to be a very rare book, WorldCat listing one copy only held in the Cotsen Collection of Children's Books at Princeton, a copy which has exactly the same number of wood-engravings.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        THE TRIAL AND EXECUTION OF THE SPARROW FOR KILLING COCK ROBIN. Price 1s. Plain, or 1s. 6d. Coloured.

      16 leaves each printed on one side only, and each bearing an engraving with text beneath. Original printed wrappers.The rear wrapper listing nine other titles issued by this publisher. Repaired at spine, and signs of a previous repair; some wear to fore-edges, and the occasional short tear; covers rubbed; else a very good copy of a scarce book. First published circa 1806, as a sequel to the Death and Burial of Cock Robin. Darton H259., makes no mention of an issue without some form of Darton imprint to the wrappers.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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      A chapbook of 32 pages, including the pastedown wrappers, illustrated with 13 wood-engravings. Original printed buff wrappers. 14.4 x 9.8 cm. Edition unknown, but probably the first edition. Small collection label to upper cover; else very good. The third part of three. Rare. British Library has Part II only.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Arabesques mythologiques, ou les attributs de toutes les divinités de la fable . Le texte contenant l'histoire des faux dieux, de leur culte, le détail des cérémonies religieuses, etc. précédé d'un discours sur la mythologie en général et particulièrement sur l'influence que dut avoir le paganisme sur le caractère, les moeurs et la littérature des anciens Grecs et des Romains. Ouvrage fait pour servir à l'éducation de la jeunesse....

      Paris, Barrois, 1810-1811. ____ Première édition. Exemplaire complet de ses deux parties. Ce charmant ouvrage est illustré de 78 planches gravées par Gaitte sur les dessins de l'auteur. Ces "arabesques" sont des emblèmes des divinités de l'Antiquité. Elles ont été imprimées en couleurs. On trouve plus souvent des exemplaires en noir et blanc. (A noter que le titre est alors différent. Le titre du premier volume des exemplaires en couleurs portent "en 54 gravées en couleurs d'après les dessins coloriés de Madame de Genlis", ceux en noir, "en 54 gravées d'après les dessins coloriés..."). Madame de Genlis (1746 - 1830) a été la gouvernante du futur roi Louis-Philippe et a publié de nombreux ouvrages pour la jeunesse. Très bel exemplaire, luxueusement relié par François Bozérian, dit le jeune, l'un des relieurs les plus fameux du XIXe siècle, qui exerça de 1801 à 1818.*-------* First edition. This charming emblem book on gods of Antiquity is illustrated by 78 engraved colour-printed plates by Gaitte after designs by the author. Madame de Genlis (1746 - 1830), after having been governess to the future king Louis-Philippe, is the author of many educational works. This book is more often found with plates in black and white. Very fine copy bound by François Bozérian, one of the most famous binder of the 19th c. 2 volumes in-8. Collation : (4), XXX, 166 (notée 266) pp., 54 planches / (4), IV, 228, (2) pp., 24 planches. Maroquin à longs grains rouge, dos très orné, encadrements dorés sur les plats, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.)....

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        Tours in Wales. With Notes

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

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        The Novels of Daniel De Foe.

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

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        Organon der rationellen Heilkunde.

      Dresden: Arnoldische Buchhandlung, 1810. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (231 x 142 mm). [2], xlviii, 222, [2] pp., including errata leaf at end. Title-leaf is a cancel as called for, printed on stronger and shorter-margined paper, p.43 and 206 with instructions to bookbinder at lower margin. Contemporary marbled papercard boards, spine with paper label lettered in script (little soiled, corners bumped, little chipping to upper hinger). Text leaves untrimmed. Even mild browning of text throughout, very little occasional spotting, title-page foxed as usual due to different paper-stock. An exceptional, unsophisticated and unmarked copy in a rare untrimmed state. ----PMM 265; Norman 964; Lilly Library, Notable Medical Books, p. 163; Garrison-M. 1966; Wellcome III, 191; Waller 3960; Tischner, p. 348, No. 14; Schmidt, Hahnemann 3; Müller, Hahnemann 122. - RARE FIRST EDITION. 'Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, embodied his theories in the Organon. The minute doses set down by him did much to correct the evils of the polypharmacy of his time, in which overdosage was pervasive. He professed to base medicine on a knowledge of symptoms, regarding investigation of causes of symptoms as useless; he thus rejected all the lessons of pathology and morbid anatomy. There are several English translations, the first of which appeared in 1833' (Garrison-Morton). "Hahnemann was convinced that minute doses of drugs in greatly attenuated concentrations were efficacious cures. When modern practice is compared with the indiscriminate and massive prescriptions of his own day it will be seen how much closer we are to his views than to those of his contemporaries. Certainly his treatment showed that the vis medicatrix naturae, given a chance, with occasional and gentle assistance, often suffices to effect a cure. He gave great prominence to therapeutics, introduced many new specifics, but ignored the growing science of pathology. In his emphasis on the importance of studying the patient as a whole, he foreshadowed the psychosomatic component of modern medicine." (PMM). Very Good.

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

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

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Contes des Fandeacutees


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        Traité élémentaire sur les procédés en usage dans les fonderies pour la fabrication des bouches à feu d'artillerie, et description des divers mécanismes qui y sont établis.

      Strasbourg, Levrault, 1810. ____ Première édition. Illustré par un portrait de Maximilien-Joseph roi de Bavière et 64 planches gravées sur cuivre. Ouvrage très détaillé sur la fonte de l'artillerie, plus complet d'après son auteur que l' "Art de fabriquer les canons" de Gaspard Monge, paru en 1794. La famille Dartein a dirigé pendant plus deux cents ans la fonderie des "bouches à feu d'artillerie". Il a lui-même été commissaire général des fontes d'artillerie à Strasbourg. Très bel exemplaire, grand de marges, imprimé sur grand papier vélin, au monogramme couronné d'Eugène de Beauharnais et de sa femme, Auguste-Amélie de Bavière, fille de Maximilien, à qui cet ouvrage est dédié. Il figure au catalogue de la Bibliothèque Eugène de Beauharnais, (Vice-Roi d'Italie et Duc de Leuchtenberg) et des Ducs de Leuchtenberg provenant du Château de Seeon en Bavière. Vente aux enchères, Zürich, 1935, n°73. ***** First edition. A very detailed work on the melting of artillery. Splendid copy of Eugène de Beauharnais, the stepson and adopted child of Napoleon I. He commanded the Army of Italy and was Viceroy of Italy under his stepfather. He married Augusta Amalia of Bavaria, daughter of King Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria, to whom this book is dedicated. Grand in-4. [300 x 230 mm] Collation : portrait, XVI, 375, (1) pp., 64 planches h.-t. Maroquin rouge à long grain, dos orné, dentelle dorée d'encadrement sur les plats, monogramme couronné doré au centre, gardes en soie bleue, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        A Brief Account of the Colony of Port Jackson, in New South Wales; Its Native Inhabitants, Productions, &c. &c. with An Interesting Account of The Murder of Mr. Clode, late of that settlement, as communicated by the Rev. Richard Johnstone, late Chaplain of the Colony, to Joseph Hardcastle, Esq., Treasurer of the Missionary Society.

      Dublin: for the author, circa 1810. Slim octavo, 24 pp., half red morocco by Aquarius. Very rare; a disgruntled account of Governor Hunter's administration written by George Bond, a disgraced Ensign of the New South Wales Corps. Bond shipped to Port Jackson on the Barwell in 1797. In the course of the voyage he was implicated in an attempted mutiny, and arrived in Port Jackson in chains. Ordered to face a court-martial, his commanding officer Major Foveaux interceded on his behalf, and Governor John Hunter agreed to accept Bond's resignation of his commission instead, demanding that he return to England immediately.Eager to acquit himself, Bond took to print as soon as he returned to England, first publishing his account in Southampton in 1803. 'Bond gives an account of the operation of the convict system and the economic corruption in the colony, and describes early efforts to encourage free settlers. As well, he includes comments on the Aborigines and on natural history. All in all there is a wealth of personal observation. Bond's account, in any edition, is a worthy and important addition to a collection' (Australian Rare Books). Bond therefore presents the other side of the story of transportation to Port Jackson. His account of the new colony also highlights the issues which were to evolve into a deep rift between Bligh and Macarthur, problems that ultimately led to the appointment of Governor Macquarie.Quite apart from its interest as a very early private account of Port Jackson, this book is significant for printing a lengthy letter from the Reverend Richard Johnston, regarding the murder of the missionary Samuel Clode in Sydney.The self-published book was successful and ran into seven small editions, each printed in differing places. Any edition of this important work is very scarce - the first, fifth, and sixth edition are all equally rare - and no copies of the second or third editions are recorded. Ferguson lists only two copies of this the sixth edition printed in Dublin. No copies are added in the Addenda and the Mitchell and National Library copies remain the sole institutional holdings of the sixth edition to this day. Fine condition.

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

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

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        Autograph letter signed, to William Merry.

      London: Downing Street, 30 October, 1810. Small folio, 2 pp., legibly written in brown ink; original folds,, tipped into a quarter morocco binding. An important letter relating to the trial of George Johnston and his fellow rebels in London. The letter, written only days after Bligh's arrival in London, shows the interest necessarily being taken in the case by no less a figure than Sir Robert Peel, who had been appointed Under-Secretary to Lord Liverpool, Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, in 1810.Peel's role meant that he took charge of departmental correspondence with the colonies - everything, he later said, from Botany Bay to Prince Edward Island. This position led him to be involved in the 1811 prosecution of the case against the mutineers in what has since become famous as the "Rum Rebellion". The letter is written to William Merry, a long-serving official of the British government, who had himself been appointed Deputy Secretary at War in 1809 (see his obituary in the Gentleman's Magazine for June 1856).Peel writes:'Captain Bligh late Governor of the Colony of New South Wales having represented to Lord Liverpool that the Persons named in the inclosed List have been brought from thence to be examined as Evidences in the Proceedings about to be instituted respecting the late Mutiny, and that it was necessary they should be subsisted, I have his Lordship's Directions to request you will move the Secretary at War to give orders that such amount of Subsistence as may appear reasonable to his Lordship may be issued to them respectively... '.The actual list of defence witnesses for the George Johnston/William Bligh "Rum Rebellion" trial of 1811 referred to in this letter has not survived. However, the witnesses in Bligh's defence were nineteen in all and included leading New South Wales men such as Robert Campbell, Palmer, Fulton, Gore and George Suttor. As the ADB notes, since Johnston's defence was justification, the trial was virtually Bligh's as well: the former's conviction was the latter's acquittal.This letter, written only five days after Bligh arrived in London from Sydney, is testimony to his troubled life and continued public humiliation. Reinforced on central fold.

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        The Dragon Arum.

      THORNTON, Robert. The Dragon Arum. An original mezzotint with added aquatint by Ward after the drawing by Henderson as published by Thornton in his book, "The Temple of Flora." IVth state, with the watermark, "H. Smith 1810." 475 x 360 mm. Good wide margins to paper with some sun damage to plate. £1200

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        Nouvelles fontaines érigées à Paris, de l'ordre et par la munificience de Napoléon le Grand

      Chez Joubert fils et chez Bance. Rare first edition consists of an allegorical title engraved with the arms of Napoleon and 59 inset plates engraved on steel by Boizot, Beauvallet, Vallois under drawings of Bralle. All prints are executed with great finesse and have a scale and an aerial view at the bottom of board. The book will be released later under a different title in 1812, and with no mention of Napoleon, with a text description of Amaury Duval. Fountains of Paris, old and new In later editions, the figure will be expanded, including in 1828.Bound in black half shagreen across the nineteenth, boards handmade paper, all sprinkled edges, cap and tail frayed corners slightly rubbed. A few scattered spots on the title and slips guard. Good copy.  --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Joubert fils et chez Bance Paris 1810 27,5x41,5cm relié

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        An Account of a Voyage to New South Wales.

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

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

      Paris: Maradan, 1810. Six volumes, octavo, engraved frontispiece and title to each volume, 65 engraved plates; uncut, in original bright pink wrappers with original paper spine labels. The first French edition of Thomas Smith's delightful 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, providing a fascinating cross-section of the contemporary interest in zoos and menageries, with many of the animals shown in less than natural settings (the orangutan is having a cup of tea, for example). Despite this, there are an impressive number of what would have been the very newest exotic animals to arrive in France, including an Indian elephant, and the notes are more than mere newspaper reportage, showing that Smith was well versed in the literature on the subject.In this vein, the description of 'le kanguro' is interesting because it records and describes a number of live specimens in Europe, including those at the royal gardens at Richmond, 'un couple de très beaux kanguros' at an exposition at Exeter-Change of 1806 (the famous menagerie and a London landmark), as well as 'une très belle variété' which had arrived in England on the frigate Lady Barlow. The description is accompanied by an engraving of a man boxing a kangaroo. Fine.

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        Rare Apple and Guava.

      Calcutta? 19th Century - A pair of watercolours on paper (watermarked 1810) depicting a guava and a "rare apple". Each image showing fruit on a branch and cross-section of fruit. Framed and glazed, overall size: 53 by 60 cm. A highly accomplished pair of botanical watercolours. Company painting' is a broad term for a variety of hybrid styles that developed as a result of European (especially British) influence on Indian artists from the early 18th to the 19th centuries. It evolved as a way of providing paintings that would appeal to European patrons who found the purely indigenous styles not to their taste. As many of these patrons worked for the various East India companies, the painting style came to be associated with the name, although it was in fact also used for paintings produced for local rulers and other Indian patrons. The subject matter of company paintings made for western patrons was often documentary rather than imaginative, and as a consequence, the Indian artists were required to adopt a more naturalistic approach to painting than had traditionally been usual. Calcutta was among the important early production centres, as the site of one of the oldest British trade houses. The city's most enthusiastic patrons were Lord Impey, chief justice of the High Court from 1777 to 1783, and the Marquess Wellesley, who served as governor-general from 1798 to 1805. Both had collected large menageries and hired artists to paint each of the birds and animals in them. A Company-established botanical garden in Calcutta then undertook a similar project for the samples of plant life it had collected. The present watercolours are possibly two of these.

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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, mounted. 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. 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.

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        Catalogue des livres de la bibliothèque de feu M. A. F. de Fourcroy

      Tilliard frères ... et, en août 1810, rue Hautefeuille, no. 22 [imprint on verso of half-title:] Baudouin et Cie., imp. du corps législatif et de l'institut de France : 1810 : Paris : 8vo: ?2

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        Bibliographie alimentaire ou catalogue des livres qui traitent de tout ce qui a rapport aux alimens et a la nourriture des hommes.

      (1810). ____ Manuscrit de cette bibliographie inédite. Elle comprend 431 ouvrages, publiés de 1472 à 1810. Quelques notes critiques de l'auteur, ici ou là, avec par exemple, une assez longue note sur les diverses éditions du Théâtre d'agriculture d'Olivier de Serre. Bien que ne portant pas de nom, ce manuscrit a été trouvé dans les archives de Simon-Célestin Croze-Magnan, (1750-1818). Homme de lettres, érudit marseillais, et certainement "bon" gastronome, il a été négociant à Marseille et à Paris, puis, revenu à Marseille sous la Révolution, il a été nommé conservateur du musée en 1794 et bibliothécaire de la ville. Il a publié en 1803 un ouvrage concernant la gastronomie : "Epître à l'auteur de la Gastronomie ou l'Homme des champs à table" [i. e. Joseph Berchoux] (Vicaire 389), dans lequel il qualifie Berchoux de "bon poète et mauvais gourmand." Parmi les ouvrages les plus anciens cités : 1472 - Libri de re rustica. 1474 - Mathei Silvatici Liber cibalis et medicinalis pandectarum. 1499 - Platina, De honesta voluptate ac valitudine. 1524 - Jovius Paul, De romani piscibus libellus. L'ouvrage le plus récent cité date de 1810. Papier fragilisé par l'humidité au coin inférieur des deux premiers feuillets sans atteinte au texte. Ecriture très lisible. *****. In-4. [233 x 175 mm] Collation : 60 pp. En feuilles.

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        Zur Farbenlehre / Erklärung der zu Goethe's Farbenlehre gehörigen Tafeln / Anzeige und Uebersicht des Goethischen Werkes zur Farbenlehre / Sechzehn Tafeln zu Goethe's Farbenlehre und Siebenundzwanzig Tafeln zu Dessen Beiträge zur Optik nebst Erklärung....

      Tübingen: Cotta, 1810. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. I: Zur Farbenlehre. Tübingen: Cotta, 1810. Two parts bound in two volumes. 8vo (198 x 121 mm). xlviii, 654; xxviii, 757 [1] pp. Contemporary dark-green glossy paper boards, spines ruled and lettered in gilt (wear to extremities, corners scuffed and bumped), bound without endpapers. Very light age-toning and occasional minor spotting to final pages of second vol., otherwise crisp and clean. II: Erklärung der zu Goethe's Farbenlehre gehörigen Tafeln. Tübingen: Cotta, 1810. [3] 4-24 pp, with 17 engraved plates (12 hand-coloured, including the extra plate IIa) bound at end. Text little browned and foxed, first 3 plates with brown spot at gutter. The three smaller plates IIa, VI and XII laid down on paper of the time. [Bound with] III: Anzeige und Uebersicht des Goethischen Werkes zur Farbenlehre. Tübingen: Cotta, 1810. [1] 2-12 pp. Text little browned and foxed throughout. Two parts in one volume. 4to (220 x 180 mm). Recent half cloth, new endpapers. IV. Sechzehn Tafeln zu Goethe's Farbenlehre und Siebenundzwanzig Tafeln zu Dessen Beiträge zur Optik nebst Erklärung. Stuttgart and Tübingen: Cotta, 1842. 4to (232 x 190 mm). [2], 24; [2] pp. With 17 (12 hand-coloured) engraved plates und 27 (13 hand-coloured) lithographs on 9 plates. Contemporary dark-green glossy paper boards matching to text volumes, spines ruled and lettered in gilt (wear to extremities, corners scuffed and bumped). Text little browned, stronger foxing to first and final pages. Altogether a fine set rarely found complete in first editions as here. ----Goedeke IV/3, pp. 14 (IV), 583, 45 (I), 46 (II), 46 alpha (III); Hagen 347 (I), 347d (II), 348b (III), 24b (IV); Kippenberg 386 (I), 389 (II), 388 (III); Roller-Goodman I, 468; Honeyman 1524; DSB V, p.445. Goethe's principal scientific work, the "Farbenlehre", including the quarto-sized "Erklärung der zur Goethe's Farbenlehre gehörigen Tafeln" and the very rare "Anzeige und Uebersicht" all in first edition, the "Erklärung" in first issue. "Goethe's first publication on optics culminated in his 'Zur Farbenlehre', his longest and, in his own view, best work, today known principally as a fierce and unsuccessful attack on Newton's demonstration that white light is composite" (DSB V, p.445). Whereas Goethe's theories were in fact wrong from a purely physical standpoint, the fact remains that Goethe's theories were epoch-making in their physiological and psychological aspects. Indeed, the science of physiological optics was directly stimulated by it and one of its dominant schools in essence represented his approach long after him. His theories still have great value, and a more than scientific validity, to artists and to all those who want to achieve a personal understanding of the natural world - who want to establish their own relationship with that world rather than merely accept what modern science has to say about it. This first edition, aside from its value as an object, is the only edition to contain the complete text, which is in two volumes. Volume I contains a discussion of physiological, physical and chemical colors and a detailed study of Newton's Optics. Volume II is a historical study of colors as shown in the work of the famous theorists and artists of Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. There are important sections on Robert Boyle, Erasmus Darwin and Benjamin Franklin. The plate volume includes 12 plates handcolored under Goethe's supervision. They are of various sizes, showing this to be the earliest impression of the 17-plate set, but do not have the manuscript corrections present in some copies (cf. Hagen, p. 170). The "Anzeige und Uebersicht" with drop title only as issued and of variant Da (cf. Hagen, p.170, 348b). In the appendix to the Farbenlehre published in 1842 13 additional illustrations on 9 lithographed plates were issued (cf. Hagen, p.89). I. Erste Ausgabe (Hagen 347). - II. Erste Ausgabe, erster Druck (Hagen 347d). - III. Erste Ausgabe, z. Very Good....

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        Voyage aux Indes orientales, pendant les années 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805 et 1806, contenant la description du cap de Bonne-Espérance, des îles de France, Bonaparte, Java, Banca et de la ville de Batavia; des observations sur le commerce et les productions de leur pays, sur les moeurs et les usages de leurs habitans, la campagne du contre-amiral de Linois dans les mers de l'Inde et à la côte de Sumatra; des remarques sur l'attaque et la défense de Colombo dans l'île de Ceylan, lors de sa reddition aux Anglais; enfin un Vocabulaire des langues française et malaise.? Revu et augmenté de plusieurs notes et eclaircissemens, par M. Sonnini.

      Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1810. Two volumes, octavo, and small folio atlas containing 18 maps and plates, 11 of them folding; the text volumes in contemporary marbled calf, flat spines ornately panelled in gilt, with double labels; the atlas volume in a skilful modern binding to match. Scarce first edition of this important work on Indian Ocean and East Indies territories under French control (in some cases for only a brief period) in 1810. A major in the French engineering corps in Batavia, Charles-François Tombe (1771-1849) had previously served against the British in the Indian Ocean under Admiral Linois. He spent more than two years in Mauritius, Reunion and Java and clearly acquired considerable knowledge of the peoples and customs along with their trading goods. The accompanying atlas consists of 18 engraved plates; seven maps are followed by seven plates of people and objects after drawings by Tombe himself (four of these are fine costume plates) and three excellent folding views of Batavia and another of Timor, also by Tombe. The maps depict the Isle de France i.e. Mauritius, Sumatra, the defences of Batavia, Madura Strait in East Java, Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra, Isle Bonaparte i.e. Reunion Island, and a plan of Colombo. Tombe's timing was horrible (or prescient): the book appeared in 1810: in the same year the British took both Mauritius and Reunion and in 1811 they captured Batavia, which had been briefly under French control after the French annexation of the Netherlands, on their way to the conquest of Java itself and the Banda Islands. The Quarterly Review for 1811 (vol. VI, p.487) used Tombe's book as the jumping-off point for a very long piece on Java, allowing themselves some splendid jingoism at the start: "The Gallo-Batavian flag, which for a little while had been suffered to wave in the eastern hemisphere, is now struck to wave no more... ".Tombe's journeys crossed paths with some interesting voyages: for example, in September 1803 he was in Mauritius when the Baudin expedition called there, and was there the day that Baudin died and Milius took command (vol 1 p.140). Tombe notes that the expedition was taking a splendid collection of natural history specimens back to Paris ("Il avait une belle collection d'objets d'histoire naturelle, pour le Cabinet d'Histoire Naturelle et le Jardin des Plantes de Paris"); just three months later Flinders would arrive in Mauritius to face imprisonment there until the British capture of the island became imminent in 1810. Tombe leaves Mauritius shortly before Flinders' arrival but is there two months earlier for the arrival of Flinders' nemesis, Admiral Decaen. He also devotes five pages to contemporary speculation emanating from Batavia about the fate of La Pérouse whose disappearance was still a mystery. Provenance: This fine set has a presentation inscription signed by Tombe with his rank of chef de bataillon (commandant) to his friend Jaussaud, then mayor of Forcalquier in Haute Provence ("Exemplaire offert par I'auteur a Mr Jaussaud maire de Forcalquier. Le chef de bataillon Ch. F. Tombe"). In fine condition.

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        The East India vade-mecum;

      Two vols., 8vo., xvi520 and (iii) - vii(1)506(6)pp., including the half-title in vol.I (lacking in vol.II) and the final advertisement leaves in vol.II, short closed tear in leaf Y1 (pp.321-2) of first vol. but with no loss, bound in uniform contemporary half sheep over marbled boards, flat spines with labels, the labels rather rubbed and faded, the slightest wear to extremities but overall very good copies each with the 19th century armorial bookplate of Robert Smith (Smyth)* of Gaybrook, County Westmeath.Publisher: London: printed for Black, Parry, and Kingsbury, booksellers to the Honourable East India Company, 7, Leadenhall-Street.Year: 1810Edition: First edition.

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        Fine Original Miniature Watercolour Portrait of John Braham.

      [c.1810?] Watercolour on ivory (extreme left edge continued on to card). Head & shoulders, facing forwards, in a handsome oval gilt mount, glazed. Image 11 x 8cm; frame 13.5 x 11cm.An attractive and very well executed head & shoulders portrait of the singer and theatre manager John Braham. The subject gazes confidently directly ahead, his long dark curls parted to one side, with a fur-collared cloak thrown loosely over his shoulders. It is a fine portrait of a youthful Braham, very much in the romantic tradition. Braham, 1774-1856, was one of the leading performers of his day, with an international reputation and a circle of well-connected friends. His life began in humble circumstances: he was born into a poor Jewish family, and after being orphaned at a young age was said to have scratched a living selling pencils on the street. A chance encounter with a musical producer while singing outside London's Great Synagogue steered him towards a singing career, and eventually propelled him to fame and fortune. His connection with Dickens was established early in the writer's career. In January 1836, Dickens penned a positive review of Braham in the Morning Chronicle

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        Traité de Topographie, d'arpentage et de nivellement ... [and] Supplément au second livre du Traité de Topographie...

      Paris: Chez Courcier, 1807-, 1810. Quarto, two works bound in one, in total seven folding plates and one folding table, some pages age-toned but overall very good, neatly bound in modern quarter calf, Ingleton bookplate and manuscript note. A fine volume containing rare first editions of two French works of surveying, said on good authority to be from Phillip Parker King's library. Present here are both Puissant's original Traité of 1807, and the rarer supplement from 1810.Louis Puissant (1768-1843), was born in the Champagne region of France, and learnt geometry as part of his early training as a land-surveyor. First employed in the French war department in 1790, his ability meant that he worked in difficult regions like the Pyrenees and the island of Elba. Early in his career he wrote and published a book on the subject of the shape of the earth, and from 1809 directed the École de Géographes in Paris. He is best remembered for his invention of a new map projection of France, which was produced with considerable detail, using spherical trigonometry, truncated power series and differential geometry.The belief that this is Phillip Parker's King's copy is derived from a note in the hand of the important Australiana collector, Geoffrey C. Ingleton explaining how he bought this work "from a descendant of Phillip Parker King, who owned this book." Given King's renown as a naval officer and hydrographer, his ownership of Puissant's significant study is eminently possible, and certainly the date of its publication tailors neatly with the details of his early career. King, family tradition attests, had been encouraged to pursue a career in hydrography by Matthew Flinders. King had first met Flinders as a child, but the two were reaquainted in 1810, shortly after Flinders return from imprisonment under the French. In turn, in 1811 Flinders introduced him to Sir Joseph Banks. Of course, King's own survey of parts of the Australian coast began in 1817.Ingleton's note also comments that he had the book rebound in 1980. Nonetheless, no copy of either of these important works is recorded on the Libraries Australia Gateway. A second enlarged edition was produced in 1820.

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        A Treatise on the Statute of Limitations.

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

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        Philosophical Essays


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        Histoire des arbres forestiers de l'Amérique septentrionale, considérés principalement sous les rapports de leur usage dans les arts et de leur introduction dans le commerce, ainsi que d'après les avantages qu'ils peuvent offrir aux gouvernements en Europe et aux personnes qui veulent former de grandes plantations.

      Paris, Imprimerie de L. Haussmann, 1810-1813. ____ Première édition. François André Michaux avait accompagné son père, chargé par le gouvernement de Louis XVI d'établir aux Etats-Unis des entrepôts pour la culture des arbres américains qu'il devait expédier en France. Il effectua seul deux autres voyages par la suite. Exemplaire complet des 138 planches hors-texte, toutes en couleurs. Les gravures sont d'après les dessins de Pierre-Joseph Redouté (32), Henri-Joseph Redouté (27), Pancrace Bessa (75), Adèle Riché (3), A. Redouté (1). La collation donnée par Pritzel, Brunet et Nissen est fausse. Deux planches bis pour le 2e volume sont présentes dans certains exemplaires : Publiées par la suite, "elles n'étaient destinées qu'à remplacer les deux autres, médiocrement faites". W. Junk, Rara historico-naturalia et mathematica I, 64 qui écrivait en 1900 que ce volume qui "n'a jamais été dans le commerce est devenu très rare". Quelques très légères rousseurs. Très bel exemplaire. ***** First edition. This is the first forest flora of America. Published at the author's expense and printed in 400 copies only. 138 plates by Redouté and Bessa, all coloured. 3 volumes in-4. [260 x 167 mm] Collation : (8), 222, (2) pp., 14 pl., 10 pl. / (4), 280 pp., (1 f.) entre les pp. 204 et 205 , 26 pl., 24 pl. / (4), 408, (2) pp., 11 pl., 13 pl., 11 pl., 11 pl., 13 pl., 5 planches h.-t. Demi-veau brun, dos à nerfs orné, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Beautés historiques de la maison d'Autriche.Paris, Delaunay, 1811. 2 volumes. 12mo. With 16 illustrations on 8 full-page engraved plates. Contemporary light brown mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spine.

      - Quérard 7, p. 53; not in Gumuchian. First edition of an illustrated account of the finest and most glorious moments in the history of the Austrian Habsburgs and their successors, from Rudolph of Habsburg in the early 13th century, to François II, whose daughter Marie Louise became Empress of France by marrying Napoleon in 1810. It aims to inspire young people's imagination and excite their courage and admiration, while publicising Napoleon's high connections and legitimacy as Emperor. The author based his facts mainly on William Coxe's History of the House of Austria, translated into French by M. Henri. The book is well produced with lively illustrations.With the book-label of the "Catalogue" of d'Yernault & Gabin, booksellers of the academy of Lyon. In very good condition.

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        MÜNCHEN. - Schwabing., "Chinesischer Thurm". Blick zwischen Bäumen zum Turm, mit sehr reicher Personenstaffage.

      Altkolorierte Umrißradierung, anonym, um 1810, 6,5 x 10 cm. Von der liebevollen Gestaltung erinnert das Blättchen an Heinrich Adam. Figurengruppen sitzen oder spazieren auf der Wiese, eine Gruppe sitzt an Tischen, vor dem Turm eine Kutsche. - Breitrandig und sehr farbfrisch. BAYERN, Oberbayern

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