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        War of 1812 medical supply broadside

      A scarce medical supply Broadside entitled "ESTIMATE OF MEDICINES, &c. FOR EIGHTY MEN FOR ONE YEAR", one page, 16.5" x 13.5", no place, [circa 1811]. An inventory of medicines and instruments necessary for a military surgeon. The list includes two sets of amounts, one for a "Northern Post" the other for "Southern Post" with the necessary variations for the differing climates. Items listed include trepaning equipment (used to drill holes in the skull); amputating sets; camphor and opium. Similar in content to a fold-out in the volume, "Letter from the Secretary of War, Transmitting Two Statements or Contracts made by the Secretary of War and by the Purveyor of Public Supplies, during the Year 1810"... (Washington: A. and G. Way, 1811), Shaw and Shoemaker, 24199. Extremely bright and clean, light creases, slightly irregular margins with a few very minor chips, else fine condition. A scarce and desirable early American medical imprint.

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        Conchology, or the Natural History of Shells:

      London: Printed for William Miller by W. Bulmer and Co. VG: in very good condition without dust jacket. Rebound. Occasional spotting. Cracked at page/illustration 36. Complete with a catalogue of books published by William Millar. 1811. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. 68pp + plates :: Illustrated with 61 full-page coloured engravings by John Clarke :: 440mm x 300mm (17" x 12") .

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        THE ARABIAN NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENTS, Carefully Revised and Occaisionally Corrected From the Arabic, To Which is Added A Selection of New Tales, Now First Published From The Arabic Originals. Also An Introduction and Notes, Illustrative of the Religion,

      London:: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown., 1811 First Edition. Scott, Jonathan. [1754-1829] The Arabian Nights Entertainments, carefully which is added a selection of new tales, now first translated from the Arabic originals. Also, an introduction and Jonathan Scott LL.D in six volumes. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1811. One of the earliest complete translations & rarely offered for sale. Six 12 mo. volumes, half black calf over paper covered boards. Spines nicely decorated. Minor expert restoration to some spine extremities & corners. A very good set in nice antiquarian condition. Contemporary neat name of G.B. Kingdon on the ffe of 5 volumes. Scott's translation precedes Burton's famous work by more than half a century [1865]. These epic stories of Scheherazade stand alone as cornerstone to Medieval Middle Eastern literature introducing amongst others, Aladdin, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, & The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor. Countless editions of the Arabian Nights have been published over the centuries. Jonathan Scott learned Arabic & Persian in India & worked for Warren Hastings. He was Oriental Professor at the East India College at Haileybury in Hertfordshire. Founded by the East India Company in 1806, it was a training college for civil service cadets. His text was used again by Frederick Warne & Co. in the George Fyler Townsend editions of 1869 & 1887 also in the Nimmo & Bain edition of 1883 in 150 numbered sets of 4 volumes illustrated with 18 etchings by the French artist Adolphe Lalauze. In 1890 S.L. Wood illustrated a four volume reprint published by Pickering & Chatto. Scott's text has subsequently been used, in part & adapted for various school & children's editions. The first edition of Scott's translation offered here is very uncommon. Few works of literature have been published in such diverse editions. The Nights have appeared as magazine serials, magazine articles, comic books, children's books, adult books & even erotica.. First Edition.

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        Memoirs of Count Grammont . .. A New edition. To Which are Prefixed, A Biographical Sketch of Count Hamilton, and a Translationof the Epistle to Count Grammont

      London: Printed for James Carpenter and William Miller 1811 London: Printed for James Carpenter and William Miller, 1811. LARGE PAPER COPY, with all plates in proof state. 2 vols., 4to. Illustrated with 64 portraits engraved by Edward Scriven and others, after portrait by Rembrandt, Lely, and others. Full crimson levant morocco gilt, raised bands, gilt spines, marbled endpapers, edges gilt, by Zaehnsdorf. BEAUTIFUL COPY, each volume with the bookplate of Paul Bechet . A spectacular copy of the Hamilton classic in its Zaehnsdorf dressing, with exceptionally fine impressions of the engravings

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      One letterpress sheet of fine paper, printed on both sides. Large 4to (252 x 197 mm.). [Weimar: December 1811]. First edition, one of the great rarities of the printed works by Goethe, this is his checklist of his autograph collection, the gathering of which occupied much of the poet's life. Goethe prepared the list himself and had three hundred copies printed. It has been signed by him on the verso "JW v Goethe" and dated "Weimar / März 1812." "Collecting" was a theme which ran through many of Goethe's literary works as well as through Goethe's own life. "In his literary works Goethe surprisingly often describes his protagonists as collectors. In his novella The Collector and his Circle, he mentions a physician whose collection of art is the focus of interest, and the two Wilhelm Meister novels deal repeatedly with collectors; in particular, Wilhelm's grandfather is characterized as having been the owner of an extensive collection which was later sold by his son."-Jan Grave, "Ideal and History. Johann Wolfgang Goethe's Collection of Print and Drawings" in Artibus et Historiae, Vol. 27, No. 53 (2006), p. 175 (& see the entire article for a really good summary of Goethe as art collector). Like his father, Goethe was an avid collector of prints, drawings, majolica, antique coins, medallions, copies of classical statues, minerals, plants, fossils, skeletons, autographs, etc. They were all either neatly arranged in cabinets or on display throughout his spacious house, giving it somewhat the appearance of a museum. By the end of his life he had accumulated more than 50,000 objects. By the late 18th century, autograph collecting had been transformed from the "album amicorum" or "stammbuch" style of collecting inscriptions and signatures to the systematic collecting of autographs of notable people. Goethe, a born collector, felt that autograph collecting brought him closer to illustrious men, past and present. He systematically collected autographs, repeatedly writing to acquaintances in different walks of life, including his publisher Cotta in Tübingen, the philologist Eichstädt at Jena, and the Göttingen scientist Blumenbach, asking for contributions of interesting manuscript material old or new to his collection. Goethe did not want just autographs of contemporary German intellectuals but also those of French and English savants. With his wide connections and great celebrity, Goethe's collection grew rapidly. In the winter of 1811, Goethe arranged his autograph collection in alphabetical order and had this index of it printed in three hundred copies on fine paper with the note "Mit Bitte um gefällige Beiträge," kindly asking for contributions. It is clear from this that it is a list of autographs already in his possession, not a list of desiderata. This ephemeral piece was sent out to friends throughout Europe and were mostly thoughtlessly disposed of, thereby accounting for its rarity today. More than for its monetary value, an autograph was appreciated for the light it might shine on the personality of its author. "The handwriting," wrote Goethe, "illuminates the character of the writer and his state of mind at the time of writing, even though our perception of this may well be intuitive rather than empirical, as is the case with physiognomy, which was only discredited because one tried to make a science of it." The Autographa lists 495 distinguished names of Goethe's day and of previous centuries, including d'Alembert, Beethoven, Bernoulli, Boerhaave, Calvin, Fichte, Frederick the Great, Hamilton, Humboldt, Kleist, Leibniz, Melanchthon, Schelling, Schiller, Schlegel, Madame de Staël, and Winckelmann. In fine condition, preserved in a handsome box. Goethe has signed the verso of this at the foot: "JW v Goethe" and dated it "Weimar / März 1812." ❧ Katalog der Sammlung Kippenberg. Goethe, Faust, Alt-Weimar (1913) 385. Katalog der Sammlung Kippenberg (1928), Vol. I, 439. Harvard College Library, Goethe (1982) 58. Siegfried Reiter, "Goethe als Autographensammler" in Der Autographen-Sammler. Eine monatlich erscheinende Katalogfolge des Hauses J. A. Stargardt, Berlin. Jg. II, Nr. 6, (November 1937). .

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        A GENERAL HISTORY AND COLLECTION OF VOYAGES AND TRAVELS. Arranged in systematic order: forming a complete history of the origin and progress of navigation, discovery, and commerce, by sea and land, from the earliest ages to the present.

      In-8 p. (211x128), primi 17 (su 18) voll., p. vitellino coevo, decoraz. con tit. oro su tassello al dorso, ca. 500 pp. cad. vol., illustrati da 16 (su 23) carte geografiche e carte nautiche. Manca il vol. XVIII di W. Stevenson: "Historical Sketch of the Progress and Discovery, Navigation, and Commerce: from the earliest records to the beginning of the XIX century", pubblicato (anche separatamente) nel 1824: è un catalogo biografico dei viaggi per terra e per mare con gli Indici di tutta l'opera. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Brunet,III,655 - Graesse,IV,13. Celebre raccolta di letteratura di viaggi e scoperte a partire dal Medio Evo fino alla fine del '700, durante il regno di Giorgio III. Una parte importante è dedicata a specifici viaggi per terra e per mare, ordinati per ordine geografico e cronologico (in Europa, Asia, Africa, America, Australia e Poloinesia, oltre alla moltitudine di isole nel Pacifico). I difetti di questa raccolta sono nelle legature: le cerniere esterne sono abrase e con spacchi o picc. manc.; 9 voll. hanno i piatti staccati e a un vol. manca anche il piatto anter. I testi presentano solo lievi e uniformi arross. o ingialliture per la qualità della carta, altrimenti ben conservati.

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        AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. With a life of the Author. Also a view of the doctrine of Smith, compared with that of the French economists; with a method of facilitating the study of his works; from the French of M. Garnier

      Printed for Silvester Doig and Andrew Stirling..... Edinburgh. 1811. THREE VOLUMES. 8vo. (9.1 x 5.8 inches). Tall, wide margined, uncut copy. Gatherings in volumes 2 & 3 unopened. In original publishers blue paper covered boards. New grey paper spines in the style of the original. New printed paper labels, as the originals. New endpapers to match. Some very minor foxing and offsetting of the text block to a few gatherings in each volume but overall a very good, clean set. Volumes 2 & 3 unread. Housed in a recent cloth covered slip-case. Uncommon in original boards.

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      Hartford: Oliver D. Cooke, 1811. Book. Fair. Leather Bound. 8vo - 9"x6". UNITED STATES Hartford: printed for Oliver D. Cooke, 1811, from the 11th London Edition. 1st US Edition was 1789; appears to be 2nd US Edition., two volumes, Vol I - 355 pp, Vol II - 424 pp. Peter B. Gleason & Co. printer. Has 14 pp on the Life of Dr. Smith by Wm. Playfair. Bound in orig. appearing Full Leather. Vol I has leather reinforced spine over orig. leather; see pic. Moderate wear to leather boards; corners vol I scuffed; top of spine foxed on Vol II. All pgs. are good, w/a few loose pp at fst & lst of both vols. but almost all pgs. are tightly bound; To see picture, click to next;.

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        Special-Charte der saemtlichen Küstenlaender Der Ost-See und zwar von Toenningen bis Memel ... Oestlicher Theil, in 10 Sectionen." Folge von 10 Blättern

      Kupferstich-Karten entstanden unter der Leitung von Friedrich Wilhelm Streit und anderen beim Geographischen Institut Weimar 1811. 34x45 cm. Blattgröße. Zusammen - Engelmann, Geogr. S. 749 vgl. - Der mit 10 Karten in sich abgeschlossene östliche Teil der Gesamtkarte der Ostseeküste von Tönnig bis Memel in 29 Blättern. Die detaillierten Karten der Folge zeigen Ostpreußen begrenzt durch Krottingen, Tilsit, Insterburg, Bartenstein, Mehlsack, Elbing, Parchau, Großer Mausch-See, Neustadt i. Westpreußen, Zarnowitzer See und der Ostseeküste von Putzig bis Memel mit Putziger Nehrung, Putziger Wiek, Frischer Nehrung, Frischem Haff, Bernsteinküste, Kurischer Nehrung und Kurischem Haff. Blatt 2 ist das gedruckte Titelblatt der Folge und gleichzeitig Karte mit unten links einer kl. Übersicht der Kartenblätter, die einen Teil der Kurischen Nehrung zeigt, Blatt 5, das als Karte einen Teil der Putziger Nehrung zeigt, hat eingesetzt einen "Grundriss der Stadt Danzig" (21,5 x 26,5 cm) mit Legende A-Z und a-o. Alle Karten mit schmaler gestochner Bordüre. Neun Blätter haben links unterhalb des Kartenbildes ein kleines Titelschild "Küsten Charte d. Ostsee. Ostl.H." aufgeklebt, bei allen 10 Blättern ist in der Mitte oben ein kleines Schild "Sect." 1-10 aufgeklebt. Die Blätter sind links durch einfache Fadenheftung im sehr breiten Papierrand verbunden.

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        Staines Church, with the city stone of the banks of the Thames

      London: Robert Havell, 1 May 1811. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Robert & D. Havell. Good condition apart from some wormholes in the lower right quadrant. 13 7/8 x 19 1/2 inches. 17 1/8 x 22 1/8 inches. A fine image from the very rare first edition of Havell's "A Series of Picturesque Views of the River Thames", one of the greatest English colour-plate view books ever published This is from the almost unobtainable original edition published in 1812 with plates aquatinted by Robert Havell from his cousin's watercolours. It marked the start of a long series of important publications by Robert Havell that were to culminate with his work on Audubon's Birds of America. A second edition was published by Thomas McLean in London in 1818. The British Dictionary of National Biography describes William Havell as being "one of the best early painters in watercolour", an artist of the highest calibre whose images are "distinguished by pure and delicate colour". Born in 1782 in Reading, England, he travelled widely in his search for subjects: Wales, the Lake District, Europe and eight years in India and Burma. However, the present print, one of a series drawn from the river that flowed through his home town is arguably his best work. The panoramic views betray the artists intimate understanding of his subject, he ably captures both the river as a calm focus for scenes of great picturesque beauty as with the present print, and the river as a vital highway for both transport and trade. Cf. Abbey Scenery 433; cf. Tooley p. 141; cf. Prideaux p. 265.

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        Sense and Sensibility: A Novel in Three Volumes

      London - T. Egerton, 1811 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A smart and highly collectable First Edition of Austen's classic novel, complete in three volumes. Rebound in half-leather with spine labels, gilt lettering and decoration, and marbled paper-covered boards, with a cloth-covered slipcase. Published under the pseudonym, 'A Lady'. With facsimile half-titles in each volume, and a facsimile title page in volume I. Bears Walter Hore's signature on the first page of volume I, and dated inscriptions on the title pages of volumes II and III. Condition: Overall a good unmolested copy that has not been cleaned or restored and would come up a treat in the hands of a professional restorer. A pleasure to see a copy of this important work before the attentions of a restorer so that the purchaser can decide on how far to restore and know what has and has not been done. Rebound sympathetically. The bindings are tight and firm. There is very little wear to the extremities or to the slipcase. Internally the pages have light scattered foxing throughout, with occasional marks and mild browning. In volume I there aresome closed tears and chips to the lower margins of the first quarter, with the lower corners ofa couple ofpages missing, not affecting text, a hole to the margin of page seventy-one, and repairs to closed tears on a few pages and to a split across page sixty-five. There are stains to the top corners of pages 292 and 293, and 158 and 159. In volume II there is light ink staining to the margins of pages 114/115, which does not affect the text. The bottom corners of a couple of pages are missing, and there is a small hole to the margin of the last page, none of which affect the text. The lower corner of page ninety-one is missing and has been repaired,with the loss to the text replaced in handwritten ink. The lower section of page 139 has been repaired, with the last four lines handwritten on both sides. In volume III there is very slight evidence ofdamage to the lower margins of the title page to page forty-four. There is also an ink mark to page sixty-three and smudged earlycopperplate notes to the top margin, and a note to the top margin of page fifty-nine. With a small tidemark to the outer margin of 149, chips to the lower margins of pages five to nine, and closed tears to the lower margins of several pages. The lower corner of page nineteen is missing, and there is light staining to the lower corners of pages 102 and 103. There are small holes to the lower margins of pages 159 and 161. A small section of the first page of volume I has been removed, and small sections of the title pages of volumes II and III have been removed and repaired. Overall the condition isvery goodwith a good interior..

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        The plays of William Shakspeare : accurately printed from the text of the corrected copy left by the late George Steevens, esq. With a series of engravings, from original designs of H. Fuseli ... [complete in 9 volumes]

      London : printed for J. Nichols and Son; F.C. and J. Rivington; J. Stockdale ... [and 36 others], 1811. New Edition. Physical description: 9 v. : ill. ; 23 cm. Subjects: Shakespeare, William (1564-1616) -- Plays -- Collections. Notes: "... and a selection of explanatory and historical notes from the most eminent commentators; A history of the stage, a life of Shakespeare, &c. by Alexander Chalmers." --title page. Contents: v. 1. [Historical and critical matter] The tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor. --v. 2 Twelfth-night. Measure for measure. Much ado about nothing. Midsummer-night's dream. Love's labour's [sic] lost. --v. 3. Merchant of Venice. As you like it. All's well that ends well. Taming of the Shrew. Winter's tale. --v. 4. Comedy of errors. Macbeth. King John. King Richard II. King Henry IV., part I. --v. 5. King Henry IV., part II. King Henry V. King Henry VI., part I. King Henry VI., part II. --v. 6. King Henry VI., part III. King Richard III. King Henry VIII. Troilus and Cressida. --v. 7. Timon of Athens. Coriolanus. Julius Ceasar. Antony and Cleopatra. --v. 8. Cymbeline. Titus Andronicus. Pericles. King Lear. --v. 9. Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet. Othello. Glossarial index. Good to very good copies bound in contemporary full aniline calf. Gilt titles to spines, with gilt and blind tooling to compartments. Gilt and blind-tooled borders to panels. Spine bands and panel edges slightly worn and rubbed as with age. Minor surface marks to boards. Some hinges starting (vols., 2, 3, 4, & 9). Bumped corners. Marbled endpapers. Scattered foxing, mainly to intro. and end-pages of vols. Remains quite well-preserved overall.

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        The Plays of William Shakespeare. In ten volumes

      London - J. Nicholsand Sonet al, 1811 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely set of Shakespeare's plays in contemporary early ninteenth century bindings. A new edition, 'accurately printed from the text of the corrected copy left by the late George Steevens, esq. with glossarial notes'. With portrait frontispiece of Shakespeare to volume I. 'Mr. Rowe's Account of the Life and Writings of Shakspeare is prefixed; and also Dr. Johnson's celebrated Preface to his edition of Shakspeare, printed in 1765. At the end of each Play are preserved Dr. Johnson's short Strictures in his own words. . . all obsolete words, or obscure sentiments, are attempted to be explained by a glossary, or by a note, as concise as possible, at the bottom of every page'. Complete in ten volumes. George Steevens (1736-1800) was a celebrated editor and commentator of Shakespeare's plays. Steevens employed Johnson's text, but continued Capell's trend of adding new material and working from the original quartos rather than previous editors' own fanciful emendations, such as those of Warburton. Condition: In full decorative calf bindings. Externally generally very sound although a trifle rubbed, backstrip of volume X coming away at the head of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean, a few scattered spots and tidemarks, heavier spotting to the endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        LACHESIS LAPPONICA OR A TOUR IN LAPLAND, now first published from the original manuscript journal of the celebrated LINNAEUS; by James Edward Smith, President of the Linnaean Society

      London, printed for White and Cochrane by Richard Taylor & Co., 1811.. FIRST EDITION 1811 (not published in Sweden until 1888), 2 volumes, complete set, 8vo, 215 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, about 60 woodcut illustrations in the text by R. T. Austin, some full page, pages xvi, 366; 306 including index, plus 1 leaf of adverts, bound in contemporary half calf over marbled sides, gilt dividing lines, rebacked with original slightly worn and slightly cracked backstrips laid on, backstrips banded in gilt and blind, with gilt title and volume number, marbled endpapers. Corners slightly worn, marbled paper slightly rubbed, name on front endpapers, plain endpapers lightly foxed, very occasional pale foxing to margins. A very good clean tight set of an important and interesting work. Linnaeus undertook this journey through Lapland and parts of Sweden and Norway as a young man in 1732 on behalf of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Sweden to observe the flora and fauna and the people. The botanical results of his journey were published in Flora Lapponica (1737) but he kept this personal journal on his travels in Swedish with some Latin without any thought of future publication. He presented the Royal Academy with a brief summary of it which is published here in the Appendices to Volume II. The manuscript was acquired by Smith after the death of Linnaeus' son and he eventually arranged for its translation and publication, supplying the notes himself. No Swedish edition appeared until 1888. Cox, Travel, Volume I, page 188; Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration, Volume I, page 638, No. L129. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Ouvres completes, nouvelle edition ornée de figures déssinées par Moreau le Jeune

      In contemporary morocco by Doll and from the library of M. L. Maxwell Scott; with plates ?avant la lettre?. 1811. Paris. Raymond et Ménard. Four volumes in 8vo (198 mm x 124 mm). xx + 427 + 1 ff.; 2 ff. + 436 + 1 ff.; 2 ff. + 410; 1 ff. + 498 + 1 ff. A most attractive contemporary dark morocco by P. Doll, beautifully tooled, boards with gilt fillet, enclosing blind tooling and a romantic interlacing fillet, raised bands, tooled and lettered in gilt, edges gilt, signed by the binder at foot of first volume´s spine, a few corners bumped or gently worn, else fine. A fine copy, in ?papier sur vélin?, with plates avant la lettre, scattered foxing spots, wide margined and fresh copy. First edition. A finely printed edition, with 12 engraved plates by Moreau le Jeune before letters and engraved under his directions (by Macret, Courbe, Hulk, Manage and Triere), and with an engraved frontispiece by Santerre, engraved by Dupréel. Racine (1639 ? 1699) was a French dramatist and one of the foremost French writers of the 17th century; considered one of the ?Big Three?, along with Corneille and Moliére. His most famous works include Phédre, Andromaque, Les Plaideurs (a comedy) and Esther. Provenance: Marie Louise Maxwell Scott´s ex libris on front paste down, with motto ?Reparabit cornua phoebe majorum virtus?; from the Gaby Salomon collection, at some point sold at Sotheby´s 1991, Compass-852 (440 GBP). Cohen-de Ricci, 850.

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        Autograph testimonial, signed as part of a folio document recommending a soldier

      Paris, 1811. No Dust Jacket. Larrey, Dominique Jean (1766-1842). Autograph note signed, written in the margin of a manuscript petition signed by Jacques Rajade and addressed to M. Bergon, Conseiller d'?at, Directeur-g?ral des For?. August 28, 1811. 1 page, plus integral blank. 325 x 197 mm. Light toning, creased where previously folded, upper edge frayed, one corner chipped, small pinhole not affecting text. Larrey's note was written to strengthen the petition of Jacques Rajade, who had served as a dragoon in Napoleon's army during the Egyptian campaign; having been mustered out of the army, Rajade was asking the French government for a position as a forester. The note reads: Je soussign?n Chirurgien et Chef de l'Arm?d'Egypte, l'un des […] g?raux de service de Sant?…] prend la libert?e recom[mander] ?a bienveillance de Monsieur le comte de Bergon, Conseiller d'?at et Directeur g?ral des Eaux et For?, l'objet de la […] du p?tionnaire. D. J. Larrey. Larrey was the greatest military surgeon in history. He invented the "flying ambulance" for removing wounded soldiers from the battlefield, performed some of the first amputations at the hip-joint, gave the first descriptions of trench-foot and the therapeutic effects of maggots on wounds, and invented several surgical operations. He was also the first to observe the contagiousness of trachoma, a disease encountered by Napoleon's army shortly after its successful invasion of Egypt in 1798.

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        Mechanicorum Liber.Pesaro: Hieronymus Concordia, 1577. First edition.

      First edition of "the most important book on mechanics published in the sixteenth century" (Stillman Drake). Monte's theories were most influential for Galileo's discoveries in the field of applied mechanics as expressly stated by Galileo in his <i>Discorsi e dimostrazioni mathematiche</i>. According to Lagrange (<i>Mécanique analytique</i>, 1811) Monte was the first to apply the theory of momentum to simple machines, and to discover the principle of virtual velocities in the lever and the pulley. "From the time of its publication in 1577 [it was] the most authoritative treatise on statics to emerge since antiquity, and it remained pre-eminent until the appearance of Galileo's <i>Two New Sciences</i> in 1638. It marks the high point of the Archimedean revival of the Renaissance. (Rose, p. 222). <br/><br/> The <i>Liber mechanicorum</i> "was regarded by contemporaries as the greatest work on statics since the Greeks. It was intended as a return to classical Archimedean models of rigorous mathematical proof and as a rejection of the 'barbaric' medieval proofs of Jordanus de Nemore (revived by Tartaglia in his Quesiti of 1546), which mixed dynamic principles with mathematical analysis." (DSB). Monte's teacher Commandino was the prime mover in the restoration of the works of Archimedes in the Renaissance, and Monte's allegiance to Archimedes is immediately clear from the title page: the globe and lever device is an illustration of the saying ascribed to Archimedes, 'Toleret quis si consisteret' - give me a place to stand and I will move the earth. But the text which influenced Monte more than any other was Pappus' <i>Collectiones Mathematicae</i>, which was translated by Commandino and eventually seen through the press by Monte in 1588. "The crucial passage in Pappus' <i>Collectiones</i> can be found at the end of Chapter 8, where he claimed that, following Philo of Byzantium and Hero of Alexandria, he was seeking to systematize mechanics by identifying in the lever a common denominator for all simple machines... Since Archimedes had established the axiomatic doctrine of the lever, when a machine was shown to be a lever in disguise, its operations were fully understood and the problem of foundations was solved.... Despite some shortcomings in del Monte's analysis, the program he so thoroughly pursued in a geometric and visual fashion left a deep mark on Galileo..." (Meli, p. 24). <br/><br/> Born at Pesaro on 11 January 1545, Monte studied mathematics at Padua and subsequently as the private pupil of Commandino at Urbino from 1572-1575. He was a friend and patron of Galileo for twenty years and conducted an extensive scientific correspondence with him, securing for the Florentine his chairs at Pisa and later at Padua. Monte was made inspector of Tuscan fortifications in 1588, but continued to reside at Monte Baroccio, near Urbino, pursuing his studies and experiments and publishing several more books on mathematical topics until his death in 1607. <br/><br/> DSB IX:487-89; Stillman Drake, Galileo at Work; D. B. Meli, Thinking With Objects: The Transformation of Mechanics in the Seventeenth Century, 2006; P. L. Rose, The Italian Renaissance of Mathematics; Bibliotheca Mechanica, pp 228-9.. Folio (324 x 225 mm), ff [8:the last blank] 130 [1:colophon], with woodcut title vignette of globe and lever device and numerous woodcut diagrams and illustrations in text. Contemporary flexible vellum, a fine copy

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        General View of the Agriculture and Minerals of Derbyshire: with Observations on the means of their Improvement, Drawn up for the consideration of The Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement: 3 Vols.;

      London, McMillan, 1811, 1813, 1817.. HARDBACKS, half-calf with 'bubbled' leather covered boards, raised bands and gilt-embossed rules and ornaments on spines, gilt lettering on red spine labels, frontispieces: Vols. I & II, folding sheet of hand-coloured "Faults, Dislocations and Tilts of the Strata" ( = plate III & IV from Vol. I), Vol. III - engraving of "A Sheep Wash, used in Bedfordshire" ( = plate II), pages: Vol. I, xlvii, 532, adverts. [ii], [ii]; Vol. II, xx, 522, adverts. [iii], [ii]; Vol. III, xxvii, 725, adverts. [ii], plates: i-v; i-iv; i-iii, including some hand-coloured and folding maps and plans, mainly bound in to Vol. I., (A somewhat 'Morecombe-Previn situation' as the plates are all present and correct, but not necessarily in the right order!) 8vo., 130mm x 210mm (5.25" x 8.25"), some corners lightly rubbed, occasional light spotting and browning, otherwise a very fine set. 3Kg. Challinor, 65, a primary work in the history of British Geology.

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        Introduzione alla geologia [..]. parte prima [-seconda]. milano, dalla stamperia reale, 1811.

      2 volumi in-8° (cm. 21), ottime legature coeve in m. pelle con titolo e decorazioni in oro ai dorsi, piatti e risguardi marmorizzati, tagli a spruzzo; pp. XXVII, [1], 36 di tabelle, 367, [1]; 490 in ottimo stato e fresche, solo qualche sporadica e lieve fioritura. Edizione originale di questo celeberrimo trattato di geologia: "il primo, esatto e regolare corso di geologia che avesse l'Italia, quando la Francia non ne aveva ancora veruno" [Corniani-Ticozzi. -i-I secoli della letteratura italiana dopo il suo risorgimento-/i-A II, 534]. Cfr. Ward-Carozzi 310. Superbo esemplare.

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        Notices Respecting Jamaica, in 1808-1809-1810.

      London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1811. vii + 117pp. 1st ed., occasional light foxing, title page and prelims with worm damage in margin in worn quarter calf. Bound with Robert Townsend Farquhar, 'Suggestions, Arising from the Abolition of the African Slave Trade for Supplying the Demands of the West India Colonies with Agricultural Labourers.' 66pp + publisher's ads. Mathison was a retired estate owner who supported abolition and discusses inefficient agricultural methods used by the planters. Farquhar in his work was the first to suggest the use of free labourers from China and the East Indies.

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        Vejledning til det Islandske eller gamle Nordiske Sprog.

      Kbhvn. Schubothe 1811. LVI+282+(6) s. Med indskudte blanke blade. Indbundet i samtidig halvlæder. Enkelte sider lidt gulplettede. Med noter i samtidig hånd, sandsynligvis den svenske filolog Sven Hylander (1797-1825), hvis autograf findes på forpermen, dateret 1820. Han var adjunkt ved Lunds Universitet og arbejdede bl. a. med islandske håndskrifter. With inserted blank leaves. A few pages foxed. With notes in contemporary writing, most likely belonging to the Swedish philologist Sven Hylander, whose signature is on front endpaper, dated 1820. He was a lecturer at the University of Lund and studied Icelandic manuscript.. "I 1811 udkom hans første selvstændige arbejde "Vejledning til det Islandske ...", et arbejde hvortil han allerede havde lagt grunden i sin skoletid, og som åbner en ny æra i den nordiske sprogvidenskab." (Vilh. Thomsen). Mainwork in the history of Northern philology. Fiske I,482. PMM 226. Bibl. Dan. IV, 59."In 1822 his first independent work "Vejledning til det Islandske" was published. This was a work for which the ground was already prepared during his school days and it opens a new era in nordic philology." (Vilh. Thomsen)

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        La chine en miniature ou choix de costumes, arts et metiers de cet empire... paris, nepveu, 1811-12.

      Sei volumi di cm. 13,5, pp. xxxvi, 144; 172; 188; (4) 220; (4) xxiii (1) 236; (4) 234. Con 108 tavole fuori testo incise in rame e finemente colorate, di cui 8 più volte ripiegate. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa, dorsi lisci con filetti, fregi e titoli in oro, piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto dorato. Qualche arrossatura limitata alle carte di testo e poche tracce d'uso, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Serie completa dedicata alla Cina i cui due ultimi volumi portano il titolo: Coup-d'oeil sur la Chine... e furono pubblicati anche singolarmente.

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        The Environs of London: Being An Historical Account Of The Towns, Villages, And Hamlets, Within Twelve Miles of that Capital: Interspersed With Biographical Anecdotes

      A. Strahan For T. Cadell London: A. Strahan, For T. Cadell, 1792-1811. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary half brown calf and marbled boards rebacked, matching marbled endpapers with matching edges. Very good. 6 vols./No Dust Jacket. 28 x 23 cm. Vol. I, 593 pp. [Index of Names. General Index]. Vol. II, 598 pp. [Index of Arms]. Vol. III, 706 pp. [General Index]. Vol. IV, 724 pp. [General Table of Errata]. Vol. V, 316 pp. [Index of Arms, Index of Names]. With the Supplement & The Account of Middlesex (493 pages) with nine plates, some folding. Index Names & Titles. General Index. Engraved vignette title in all volumes, engraved dedication leaf to the Earl of Oxford in Vol. I, engraved frontispiece map in Vols. I,II, and IV: 68 plates (3 colored), 5 folding plates, 2 folding tables, 1 folding plan: 94 plates in total. Horace Wolpole, Earl of Oxford, appointed him chaplain and encouraged him in this design. "Many of the illustrations accompanying the book were drawn and etched by the author. The whole forms a work of permanent value; the arrangement is clean and the style interesting; while the copious extracts from the parochial registers, though occasionally inaccurate, are useful to the biographer and genealogist. [see: DNB p.1262]. Raised bands, red morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, corners worn, bindings scuffed, scattered light to moderate foxing and plate offsetting. Supplement volume erroneously labeled Vol. V.

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        Åddå testament Tate Ailes Tjalogest, Same Kiälei Puoktetum.

      Hernösandesne, Carolen G. Nordinen Trykkeriast, 1811. [2],687,[1] sidor. Samtida skinnryggband med stänkt pärmpapper och röda stänktamarmorerade snitt. Ytterst liten skada på ryggens övre del. [18,5x12 cm]. Fint skick.. [Qvigstad / Wiklund S49]. Läs vidare i Just Qvigstad och Karl Bernhard Wiklund. Bibliographie der Lappischen Litteratur. Helsingfors 1899, sidan 43. Översättare, medarbetare: Pehr Fjellström (1697-1764) och Erik Johan Grönlund (1787-1819). Härnösands-tryckeriet startades i samband med denna bibelutgåva. Nya testamentet på det sydsamiska skriftspråket

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        The History of London and its Environs: Containing an Account of the Origins of the City....its Rise and Progress to its Present State of Commercial Greatness....An Account of all the Towns and Villages, and the Country within twenty-five miles ...

      London: for John Stockdale, 1811.. First edition. Two volumes. 35 plates and maps including 5 folding county maps, a large folding panoramic hand-coloured map of the Thames and folding panoramic outline key "Index to the View of London"; perhaps lacking the actual view? Without the map of the "Country round London" or is that perhaps incorporated in the foding map of Middlesex listed as being opposite the same page in the list of plates at front of vol.2 ? Two volumes 4to (12 x 9 1/4 inches), pages: xxxii(including list of subscribers):924 & viii:(1):811, plus unpaginated index; no index to first volume. Volume 1 in a recent amateur but good binding of half tan calf, marbled boards, crimson lettering and numbering pieces, volume 2 contemporary half calf, marbled boards; spine very rubbed, both boards detached. With new crimson lettering and numbering pieces intended for the rebind of the 2nd volume loosely inserted. Internally very good, clean and crisp apart from one small piece lacking from fore-margin of one plate to the plate mark.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America: together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David

      Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press 1811 Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1811. (BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER) 4to. With fore-edge painting. Contemporary full blue straight-grained morocco, sides with gilt cathedral borders, gilt- stamped cornerpieces, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Handsome binding. Bookplate of J. Powell Powell . Beautiful and unusually elegant binding, decorated with a fine painting of a cathedral along the fore-edge

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        Handbuch zur Erkenntniss und Heilung der Frauenzimmerkrankheiten.

      XVIV, 594 S., 1 n.n. Bl. Verbesserungen; VI, 566 S.; XXXVIII, 752 S. Lederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und einfacher Rüchenvergoldung. 2 Bände in 3 Bänden. Hirsch V, 391f. - Seltene erste Ausgabe. Siebold (1775-1828) studierte bei F.B. Osiander und bei Boer in Wien die Geburtshilfe und wurde zuerst in Würzburg und nach 1816 in Berlin Professor. Seine Verdienste liegen hauptsächlich in der Sensibilisierung der gynäkologischen und geburtshelferischen Methoden und Anwendungen. - Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk auf den Vorsätzen. Einbände leicht beschabt. Rückenschild des dritten Bandes farbig leicht abweichend. - Dekoratives Exemplar. Alle drei Bände in erster Auflage selten.

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        Taccuino di disegni di ogni specie. roma, s.n., 1811.

      Cm. 24, cc. (2) con bel frontespizio calligrafato e discorso dell'autore + 50 tavole incise. Legatura coeva in mezza pergamena con titoli ms. al dorso e piatti marmorizzati. Bell'esemplare, fresco ed a carte candide. Opera con il quale l'autore, come spiega nel discorso introduttivo, intende rendere pubblica la sua raccolta di disegni. I soggetti rappresentati sono dei generi più diversi: porte, decorazioni, fregi, oggetti, alfabeti, ecc. Di particolare curiosità una tavola che riporta un almanacco perpetuo con linguetta mobile (intatta) per il calcolo dei giorni della settimana. Non comune.

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        Lachesis Lapponica, or a tour in Lapland, now first published from the original manuscript journal of the celebrated Linnæus; by James Edward Smith.

      In two volumes. London: printed for White and Cochrane, Horace`s Head, Fleet-Street 1811. 8:o. Woodcut illustrations by Richard T. Austin. xvi,366; (2),306 pp. Contemporary half calf. marbled edges. Wear to edges and outer joints. Ex libris Fritz Stenström in both volumes and Ex libris Anne och Kaj Stenström in Volume I. Inscribed to Dr. Reeve by the editor on blank before title. 22 x 13,5 cm.. Presentation copy. Soulsby 192. Hulth 160. Sandbergs Bokhandel, catalogue 12, p. 117. Lacking adverts

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