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        The Remarkable Prophecy of Jacques Cazotte [Concerning the French Revolution and Some of its Principal Promoters]

      [anonymous], No Place 1812 - Handwritten manuscript, undated. 19th century certainly, and apparently after 1812, otherwise indeterminate. xii,[1],98,[6] pp. 6.25" x 4", full straight-grained red morocco leather. Minor edge wear; Very Good Plus or even better, a nicely preserved book. See scans. A rather stupefying testament to the daunting labors of an anonymous transcriber, this 98-page handwritten manuscript - complete with handwritten index thereafter, minute handwritten footnotes within, and even handwritten pagination - relates the 1788 predictions by Jacques Cazotte, "The Prophet", of the calamities in store for the upper classes of France in the coming years. Cazotte was himself guillotined in 1792 for his royalist sympathies. Looks like he was right. Much of the contents here were, ostensibly, taken from the Literary Panorama issues - as stated, "First and Second Volumes 8vo 1812". Whether or not some of the text is also original is unknown to me, but it seems unlikely that this much handwork would have been devoted to simple copying from an early printed journal. Footnotes appear to by original to the anonymous author, who identifies himself in one of them only as a member of the Society of Friends [i.e., Quakers]. Certainly unique, this little piece stands in its own strange beauty as the product of what must have been almost unimaginably exacting work over the course of, without doubt, hundreds of hours by an author who nonetheless wished to remain completely anonymous. Please see scans. L1314 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Galerie théâtrale, ou Collection des portraits en pied des principaux acteurs des trois premiers théâtres de la capitale. Gravé par les plus célèbres Artistes

      Bancé 1812 - Ensemble complet de trois volumes en éditions originales, le premier en 1812, le second en 1823 et le troisième en 1834. Cette édition n'a été tirée qu'à 500 exemplaires selon Vicaire. Le dernier volume est complet de la table générale distribuée en 1842 aux souscripteurs. Texte attribué à de Salgues. Grand in-4° sur papier vélin avec 96 planches gravées par Godefroy d'après les premiers artistes pour les deux premiers volumes, 48 planches gravées par Mocou pour le troisième. Chaque planche est accompagnée de 2 à 8 pages de texte dans une pagination propre à chaque cahier. Le premier volume est complet de son 3 bis et 6 bis tandis que les planches 11 et 12 n'existent pas, comme décrit sur l'exemplaire de la Bibliothèque nationale. Les gravures sont en noir et protégées sous serpentes. Reliure (fin XIXème-début XXème) demi-cuir avec nerfs et dorures au dos, gardes marbrées. Les couvertures sont légèrement frottées, des rousseurs, morsure marginale sur la dernière pl. du tome I, bon état général. Important et rare ouvrage à la fois sur les acteurs et comme source iconographique pour les costumes. (Brunet, II, 1457 ; Martineau de Soleinne, Bib. Dram, 732 & 733 ; Ungherini, 595 ; Vicaire, III, 854 ; Colas, 1165 ; Graesse, VII, 14 ; Hiler, 840).[--ENGLISH--] Complete set of three volumes in first editions, the first one in 1812, the second in 1823 and the third in 1834. This edition has been printed only to 500 copies according to Vicaire. The last volume is complete of the general table distributed in 1842 to the subscribers. Text attributed to Salgues. Big in-4 ° on vellum paper with 96 plates showing artists by Godefroy for the first two volumes, 48 plates by Mocou for the third. Each engraved plate is accompanied with 2 to 8 pages of text with its own pagination. The first volume is complete of plate 3 bis and 6 bis whereas plates 11 and 12 did never exist, as described on the copy of the French National library. Engravings are in black and protected under tissue paper. Half-leather binding (late 19th Cent. - eraly 20th Cent.) with rising spines and gilt on the back, marbled endpapers. Covers are slightly rubbed, foxing, marginal bite on the last plate of the first volume, good general condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SIR JOHN FROISSART'S CHRONICLES of ENGLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, SCOTLAND, BRITTANY, FLANDERS, and THE ADJOINING COUNTRIES

      London: J. McCREERY, BLACK-HORSE-COURT, FLEET-STREET, 1812. Book. Fair. Leather. 10 x 12. TITLE: CHRONICLES of ENGLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL..1812 AUTHOR: JOHN BOURCHIER PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: Printed for F. C. and J. Rivington; T. Payne; Wilkie and Robinson; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; Cadell and Davies; J. Murray; R. H. Evans; J. Mawman; and R. Baldwin. LONDON 1812 - REPRINTED By J. McCREERY, BLACK-HORSE-COURT, FLEET-STREET, LONDON 1811 (in back of volume one). EDITION: Reprint Edition assumed from the Pynson's Edition CATEGORY: History BINDING/COVER: Hardbacks without dust jacket COLOR: Brown BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: SIR JOHN FROISSART'S CHRONICLES of ENGLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, SCOTLAND, BRITTANY, FLANDERS, and THE ADJOINING COUNTRIES; Translated from the original French, AT THE COMMAND OF KING HENRY THE EIGHTH, By JOHN BOURCHIER, LORD BERNERS. REPRINTED FROM PYNSON'S EDITION OF 1523, AND 1525; with the names of places and persons carefully corrected. To which are added, a memoir of the translator, and a copious index to the work. There is a private book label with the name 'Thomas Erskine of Linlathen, an outstanding revisionary and constructive lay theologian in the early part of the 19th century' on the inside board that has left a nice age silhouette or imprint on the front endpaper. These private labels of Erskine should only increase the price of the books. CONDITION: The spine of the books have a cracking of the leather with mild chippings. The boards appear to have been reattached at one time or another. The corner edges are slightly bumped. There is a private book label with the name 'Thomas Erskine of Linlathen, an outstanding revisionary and constructive lay theologian in the early part of the 19th century' on the inside board that has left a nice age silhouette or imprint on the front endpaper. These private labels of Erskine should only increase the price of the books. Books are without marks or writings, pages are clean, and books are tight and sturdy. SIZE: 10 x 12 (approximately) PAGES: 797, 765 plus 53 index pages. COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid books will ship immediately without email notification to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCode E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 004808.

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        Series of Four Grapes]. "Royal Muscadine Grape " plate no.48, "Muscatt of Alexander Grape " plate no. 53, "White Frontiniac Grape " plate no. 54 & "White Hamburgh Grape " plate no. 60.

      London 1812 - Original aquatint, stipple, and linear engravings finished with hand colouring. All in excellent condition with strong fresh colouring Dimensions: 445 by 350mm (17.5 by 13.75 inches) - (framed dimensions: 740 by 630mm). For Brookshaw's most famous work "Pomona Britannica" or a "Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at Present Cultivated in this Country; Together with the Blossoms and Leaves of Such that are Necessary to Distinguish the Various Sorts from Each Other. Selected principally from the Royal Gardens at Hampton Court and the remainder from the Most Celebrated Gardens around London". 'Pomona Britannica' differs from other botanical books in its use of dark aquatinted backgrounds which create a dramatic contrast that distinguishes his work from the dry scientific illustrations found in other botanical studies. Cf. Dunthorne 50; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 81; cf. Nissen BBI 244; cf. Sandra Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona 40a.

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        [K621]. La Clemenza di Tito Opera... arrangé en Quatuor pour Flûte, Violon, Alto et Violoncelle Prix 12 Fr. [Parts]

      Bonn et Cologne: Simrock [PN 87]. [ca. 1812]. Folio. Sewn with light string, as issued. Engraved. Title to Flauto part only. Flauto: [i] (title), 2-23, [i] (blank) pp. Violino secondo[!]: [i] (blank), 2-23, [i] (blank) pp. Viola: [i] (blank), 2-21, [i] (blank) pp. Violoncello: [i] (blank), 2-17, (blank) pp. Oval blue handstamp to foot of title: "C. A. André Musikalien-Handlung Zeil D70 Frankfurt a/m." Slightly bumped at upper inner corner. A nice, wide-margined copy, in very good condition overall. . First Edition of this arrangement, later issue. Köchel 6 Anhang B p. 802 ("for string or flute quartet"). RISM M5198 (same plate number, but arranged for string quartet). Rare. Given the designation "Violino secondo" of the (only) violin part of the present edition, all parts except the flute part are, in all likelihood, taken from the arrangement for string quartet. The first issue of the present arrangement was published in 1799. The high-quality paper of the present copy suggests a relatively early issue; "Cologne," however, was added to Simrock's imprint in 1812 only. Together with the title leaf to a later Simrock edition: La Clemenza di Tito arrangeé en Quatuors pour la Flûte, Violon, & Violoncelle [& Vla]. Bonn: N. Simrock No. 699. With publisher's catalogue to verso. Lithographed. Handstamps of "Kaiser & Ruh Freiburg i/Brsg" and "C. M. Biebers vorm[als]... & ... mayer... Freiburg GH Baden" to foot of title.

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        Essays on the Nature and Principles of Taste.

      Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay & Co. for Archibald Constable and Company, Erdinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London 1812. - Two Volumes. 22 by 14 cms. The Third Edition. Vol. I, xxix+376 pp. Vol. II, vi+447 pp. in a textured polished leather binding, five panelled spine with raised bands, some gilt decoration and original spine labels, marbled endpapers, fore-edges, board edges with gilt decoration and the name Taylor & Hessey Booksellers London. Boards show a degree of shelfwear with fading to the gilding. Internally in good fresh condition, tight, bright, a few light spots on vol II. There is a little pencil annotation on endpapers but not in text. This is one of the important intellectual products of the Scottish Enlightenment. First published in 1790, this was the reprint of the revised second edition, the author's definitive work. Very influential in North America.

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        Reise durch Skandinavien in den Jahren 1806 und 1807. Zweiter, Dritter, Vierter Theil. [ 3 Bände von 5]

      Göttingen, Joh. Fridr. Röwer, 1812.. 2. Teil: XIV, 380 S.Titelvignette: Houg-Vossen und 3 ausklappbare Tafeln; 3. Teil: IV, 468 S.Titelvignette: Stockholm und 3 ausklappbare Tafeln mit einem Stadtplan von Stockholm; 4. Teil: IV, 364 S.Titelvignette: Die grosse Pinge bei Falun und 5 ausklappbare Tafeln; Halbledereinbände der Zeit mit Rückenbeschriftung.. 1812, 1814, 1816, Der zweite Teil beschreibt Südnorwegen und Schweden, der dritte und vierte Teil Schweden. Der Autor untersuchte insbesondere das Bergbauwesen Norwegen und Schwedens. (guter Zustand, Einbände leicht berieben, Stempel auf den Titelblättern) -Fis1- Ich versende mit der Deutschen Post (Büchersendung) und der DHL (Pakete). Die Lieferzeit ist abhängig von der Versandart und beträgt innerhalb Deutschlands 3-5 Tage, in der EU 5 - 14 Tage.

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        [K621]. La Clemenza di Tito Opera... arrange en Quatuor pour Flute, Violon, Alto et Violoncelle Prix 12 Fr. [Parts]

      Bonn et Cologne Simrock [PN 87] [ca. 1812]. Folio. Sewn with light string, as issued. Engraved. Title to Flauto part only. Flauto: [i] (title), 2-23, [i] (blank) pp. Violino secondo[!]: [i] (blank), 2-23, [i] (blank) pp. Viola: [i] (blank), 2-21, [i] (blank) pp. Violoncello: [i] (blank), 2-17, (blank) pp. Oval blue handstamp to foot of title: "C. A. Andre Musikalien-Handlung Zeil D70 Frankfurt a/m." Slightly bumped at upper inner corner. A nice, wide-margined copy, in very good condition overall.. First Edition of this arrangement, later issue. Köchel 6 Anhang B p. 802 ("for string or flute quartet"). RISM M5198 (same plate number, but arranged for string quartet). Rare. Given the designation "Violino secondo" of the (only) violin part of the present edition, all parts except the flute part are, in all likelihood, taken from the arrangement for string quartet. The first issue of the present arrangement was published in 1799. The high-quality paper of the present copy suggests a relatively early issue; "Cologne," however, was added to Simrock's imprint in 1812 only. Together with the title leaf to a later Simrock edition: La Clemenza di Tito arrangee en Quatuors pour la Flute, Violon, & Violoncelle [& Vla]. Bonn: N. Simrock No. 699. With publisher's catalogue to verso. Lithographed. Handstamps of "Kaiser & Ruh Freiburg i/Brsg" and "C. M. Biebers vorm[als]... & ... mayer... Freiburg GH Baden" to foot of title.

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        CONSTITUCIÓN POLÍTICA DE LA MONARQUÍA ESPAÑOLA, promulgada en Cádiz a 19 de marzo de 1812.] DISCURSO PRELIMINAR LEIDO EN LAS CORTES al presentar la comisión de constitución el proyecto de ella.

      Imp. Real. Cádiz, 1812 - . [En el colofón: Imp. Tormentaria, á cargo de D. J. D. Villegas. Cádiz, 1813.] 14 cm. [16] 118 pág. Portada calcográfica dibujada por F. Pilar y grabada por G. Gascó. [Sigue:] CONSTITUCION POLITICA DE LA MONARQUIA ESPAÑOLA. Promulgada en Cadiz a 19 de marzo de 1812. Imp. Real. Cádiz, s.a. (c.1812). 15 cm. 1 h., 134 pág. Dos obras enc. en un vol. en tafilete rojo, tejuelo, florones, cantos y filetes en ambos planos, cortes dorados. Puntos de óxido. * Presentamos una edición de la Constitución política de la monarquía española de 1812 en dos partes: La primera parte incluye los decretos para la aprobación de su impresión firmados por Ignacio de la Pezuela, y el Discurso preliminar. Lleva la misma portada que la edición de Palma impresa por Agustín Roca en 1813 que menciona Palau (59674). Y la segunda es la primera edición de la Constitución en 8º, sin año de impresión y con 134 páginas (Palau 59673). CCPB000809900-6. Constitución española. 1812. Història d'Espanya Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fabulous Albumen Photograph depicting Richardson and his great-grandson as they appeared in the Statue of Liberty Parade in New York

      Benjamin Richardson, New York, [n.d] - PATRIOTIC & ECCENTRIC COLLECTOR OF AMERICANA RODE WASHINGTON'S CARRIAGE IN THE STATUE OF LIBERTY PARADE. 7 ½ x 9 ½ inches. Photograph by Oscar G. Mason. Very good condition, with deep rich tones. Archivally framed. Born in England in 1812, Benjamin Richardson became an American citizen in 1839. In 1849 he came to San Francisco during the Gold Rush and he bought two waterfront lots at the first sale of real estate held in San Francisco. Richardson later sold these lots to the railroads for $400,000 and moved to New York. One of the great eccentrics of his day, Richardson was instantly recognizable by his waist-length flowing silvery beard and his 210-pound, five feet six inch frame. The bearded eccentric tirelessly pursued and surrounded himself with relics of American history including Lincoln relics and Washington's carriage, which he rode in the Statue of Liberty procession. This wonderful photograph shows Richardson and his great-grandson as they appeared in the Statue of Liberty Celebration parade. This photograph is accompanied by the sheet music of Richardson's song, Uncle Ben's Liberty Celebration Song which used the photograph as an illustration.

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        Examen imparcial de las disensiones de la América con la España, de los medios de su reconciliación, y de la prosperidad de todas las naciones. Segunda edición corregida, y aumentada considerablemente por su mismo autor.

      - Cádiz, Manuel Ximénez Carreño, 1812, 22?5 x 15 cm., hol., portada - 283 págs. ? 1 h. POLÍTICA

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        Exámen imparcial de la disensiones de la America con la España, de los medios de su reconcilliacion, y de la prosperidad de todas las naciones.

      Imprenta de D. Manuel Ximenez Carreño, Cadiz 1812 - 283 pp. + index [2 pp]. 8vo. Full modern vellum, new endpapers, gilt title on spine. Hardback. The preferred second edition, corrected and considerably enlarged by the author. Florez Estrada, the Procurador General, examined the issues dividing the American colonies from Spain and offered proposals to effect a reconciliation including the emancipation of the colonies. An important and incisive work but coming too late to change the forces that were already in motion. Florez Estrada is considered the most distinguished Spanish economist of the first half of this century," Palgrave, Dictionary Of Political Economy II, pp. 91-92. Palau 84325 (1st). Sabin 23058. Leclerc 195 (1st). A very good or better copy, title leaf soiled and with a few tiny holes affecting a few letters, soiling on last (blank), else contents clean, binding fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Academy for Grown Horsemen; containing the completest Instroctions for Walking, Trotting, Cantering, Galloping, Stumbling, and Tumbling.

      The Fourth Edition. John Stockdale, London 1812. 4to. With 10 coloured engravings + 36 pages. Bound in a slightly later red halfleather binding. Binding with minor edgewear and minor scratches. A few of the text pages slightly stained in the margin and two with small closed tears. First illustration with a small ink stain on the lower edge, not affecting the illustration

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        Pisa Illustrata Nelle Arti del Disegno

      Livorno: Giovanni Marenigh, 1812. Second Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Baccio Baldini. 3 volumes attractively bound in later limp green vellum over the original blue-gray wraps. Light browning to page edges and original covers, offsetting from the frontis, small section with a dampstain at the end of volume 2, including to a section of the Inferno plate and the two following plates. Some miscreases and light browning to some plates, but generally quite clean. The second edition of this history of Pisa, with many more plates (32 versus 16) than the original 1787 edition. 32 plates, many folding, plus the frontis including two impressions of 15th century plates, Baccio Baldini's Inferno, after the Camposanto fresco in Pisa, and St. Jerome Penitent, also attributed to Baldini. Both strong impressions and remarkable. xxiv, 507, [3]; xxiii, [1], 559, [3]; xvi, 589, [3] pp, plus errata leaves in each volume. Size: Octavo (8vo). 3-volume set (complete). Illustrator: Baccio Baldini. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043098.

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        "Isar Thor zu München, erbaut um 1310". Reich staffagierte Ansicht von der Außenseite mit dem ehemaligen alten Wehrgang, rechts vorne noch die alten Torwach- und Militärhäuser; in der Ferne die Türme der Peters- und Frauenkirche.

      . Radierung von Dom. Quaglio, 1812, 23,5 x 32,5 cm.. Trost R50; Maillinger I,1768; Slg. Proebst 586; Lentner 1178: "Sehr seltene Folge dieser prächtigen Radierungen, die mit zu dem schönsten gehören, was es über Alt-München gibt". - Vor Zellers Adresse. Mit feinem Rändchen um den Plattenrand, rechts unten signiert und datiert.

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        Diccionario Crítico-Burlesco; del que se Titula "Diccionario Razanado Manual para Inteligencia de Ciertos Escritores que por Equivocación han Nacido en España.

      Madrid: En la Imprenta de Repullés, 1812 - From librarian, book thief, staunch republican, anti-cleric, and Spanish Romantic Bartolomé José Gallardo (1776-1852). This irreverent swipe at ruling taste and power landed the author in jail and eventually precipitated his exile to London. An early edition, probably the first printed in Madrid. "Posiblemente uno de los libros más malditos de la historia de la literatura española" (from preface to 1995 reprint) First (?) Madrid edition (first published in Cadiz, 1811). 12mo. xvi, 138 pp. Mottled Spanish calf, rubbed at extremities

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        Baaden mit seinen Umgebungen.

      Wien, 1812.. Kupferstichkarte von A. Withalm nach K. Viehbeck, Bildausschnitt (ohne Legende) 42,5 x 50,5 cm, Blattgr. 45 x 60 cm.. Dörflinger, Österreichische Kartographie des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts, 729. Hervorragende und sehr seltene nach Westen orientierte Karte der Umgebung von Baden bei Wien, reicht von Gaaden bei Mödling im Norden bis St. Veit an der Tristing, Leobersdorf und Schönau im Süden, von Teesdorf, Oeynhausen und Traiskirchen im Osten bis Merkenstein und Stattelbach im Westen, im Zentrum Sooß, mit legende und Maßstab am linken Bildrand; mit Mittelfalz, etwas fleckig, sonst von sehr guter Erhaltung.

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        Considerations on the danger and impolicy of laying open the trade with India and China; Including an Examination of the objections commonly urged against the East India Company's commercial and financial management

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1812. Octavo, expertly rebacked in period style retaining the original spine and label and diced boards; very good with errata bound in. The tide changes in the East. Uncommon: reflections on the state of play by an East India Company agent.Published a year prior to the abolition of the Company monopoly on Indian trade, a decision with momentous implications on the revenue of the Company (and one that ultimately increased reliance on opium revenue through the China trade). The author of this book is not disclosed, however, an early owner who has signed the title page 'David Anderson' identifies the writer as 'Mr Macculloch' (ink notation). Further clues are revealed in the preface: 'The following sheets contain the substance of a series of Letters which appeared in the Morning Chronicle in the course of last summer, under the signature of COSSIM. The author finding the subject too extensive to be fully discussed within the limits of a newspaper, resolved to submit his thoughts to the Public in the present shape.

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        The Tour of Doctor Syntax, In Search of the Picturesque. A Poem. Second edition

      London, R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 1812.. 1st. May 1812. 1 blank, frontispice cold. by hand, title w. historiated initials and title vignette cold. by hand containing the word "Picturesque". iii(i), 276 pp., 1 leaf w. instructions to the binder, 1 blank. With [in all] 1 vignette coloured by hand, 1 lge wdct. tail-piece and 30 full-page handcoloured plates. ¾ Calf on 5 raised bands w. 6-pannelled gilt-tooled, gilt-lettered (title/date) spine, gilt-ruled sides, t. e. g. The second issue headed "Canto I". Plates designed and etched by Rowlandson. ¶ A lovely copy with a very fresh handcolouring in a near fine binding by SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE. * Collation in conformity with the description given in TOOLEY, 427, except for the large wdct. tail-piece [verso last prtd. leaf] which is not being mentioned by TOOLEY. Some very light offsetting of some of the plates, a few minor spots, some leaves slightly browned. ** See the other Rowlandson title we offer in an identical binding. We give over10 % rebate in case of purchase of both copies. LOVELY SET.

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        Plate 49 - Green flesh Melon

      London: 1804-1812 - George Brookshaw (1751-1823) Hand-colored aquatint engraving from Pomona Britannica London: 1804-1812 28 1/4” x 24 1/4” framed The publication of the “Pomona” marked the re-emergence of the acclaimed artist into the public eye after a total disappearance of nearly a decade. A successful cabinetmaker with the patronage of the Princeof Wales, Brookshaw suddenly disappeared from view in the mid-1790’s, and with the “Pomona” he notonly trumpeted his return but demonstrated the skills he had acquired in a new metier: botanical art. Characterized by the highest standards of production and artistic quality, the superb illustrations that Brookshaw drew and engraved for the “Pomona” remain perhaps the most sumptuous and distinctive of the early 19th century. Brookshaw’s fine illustrations make excellent use of the rich, modulated tones that the aquatint process creates. The elegantly arranged and richly colored fruits emerge from deep brown backgrounds or float on a softly mottled light ground, creating a presence unlike that of any other botanical illustrations. Brookshaw asserts in the preface that the Pomona Britannica was an enduring work created for the enjoyment and edification of “succeeding generations.” The beauty and uniqueness of his illustrations guarantees the lasting value of this most exceptional work.

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        Historically important Autographed Letter Signed

      1812. unbound. 1 page, 10 x 8 inches, no place, August 9, 1812. In this letter, written to Allsops Bindings, Bancroft accepts the terms from his publisher in releasing an updated edition of the "...Philosophy of Colours," in full: "I am willing to accept the terms on which you propose to publish my work on the Philosophy of Permanent Colours, requesting only that you will allow me to take such copies not exceeding thirty or forty, as I may wish to give them to persons not likely to become purchasers...charging me for them the average cost of paper, printing, etc. In regard to the copies which it may be advisable to print, I think they should not be fewer than those of the former edition viz one thousand. Whether it may be prudent to increase the number to fifteen hundred is a question which I submit entirely to your consideration & decision. Should it suit Mr. Sidney to begin printing on Monday next and to call or send for a part of the work on Saturday or Sunday, if more convenient to himself, I shall be ready to deliver." Small chip at the top left corner; fraying at the bottom left corner; one-inch closed tear in the top margin. Very good(-) condition. Scientist, physician, and British "double agent" during the American Revolutionary War. As a scientist he published the scholarly book "Experimental Researches Concerning The Philosophy Of Permanent Colours," released in 1794 and updated in 1813. As a spy he was recruited by his close friend Benjamin Franklin, who never revealed whether or not he suspected Bancroft of treason.

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        Beyträge zur Anatomie der Pflanzen.

      Kiel, Königl. Schulbuchdruckerei, 1812. 4to. pp. xii, 335, (1), with 6 (3 partly handcoloured) engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lettered black label (head of spine lacking small part; binding a little rubbed) Very scarce first edition of this great classic on plant anatomy from the library of P. von Martius, with his book-plate, the famous German botanist and explorer of Brasil. 'Moldenhawer was one of the principal founders of plant anatomy. His chief work, published in 1812, reflects substantially the extensive knowledge acquired in this field during the period 1800-1830. During these years, which were characterized by a wealth of polemical tracts on the structure of the basic plant organs, he went his own way in his researches and his studies... The 'Beiträge' contains important findings concerning plant anatomy that were made possible by a preparation method of Moldenhawer's own devising. He allowed the cells and vessels, which he recognized as structural elements, to macerate by decaying in water, then separated out the parts to be examined. His success was attributable to his use of the monocotyledonous corn plant as a subject of investigation and demonstration because of its simple structure and quick growth. The illustrations surpassed all earlier representations of plant anatomy. They include the first accurate depictions of the structure of the disputed fissured openings of the epidermis. By completely isolating the cells and vessels in his preparations Moldenhawer demonstrated that the cell wall is closed on all sides. This discovery clarified a long-contested question, since the membrane was seen to be doubled between two closely packed cellular spaces in intact tissue' (DSB).//Junk, Rara p. 15: 'Selten und gesucht, da für die Geschichte der botanischen Anatomie wichtig'; Pritzel 6357.

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        Collins's Peerage of England; Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical. Greatly Augmented, and Continued to the Present Time, by Sir Egerton Brydges ... [Complete in 9 Volumes]

      London : Printed For F. C. And J. Rivington, Otridge And Son, J. Nichols And Co. T. Payne, Wilkie And Robinson, J. Walker [And 26 Others In London], 1812, Hardback, First EditionFinely bound all in the original [full] aniline calf; professionally and period-sympathetically re-spined. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and uniform tooling to the compartments . An uncommonly good example of a now frustratingly scarce set. ; 0 pages; Subject: Nobility - Great Britain. Other names: Brydges, Samuel Egerton, Sir, 1762-1837. Subjects; Genealogy & Heraldry - Great Britain. Genre: Biographies - 19th century. With illustrations of coats of arms and an index in vol.9. Bookplate to front pastedown.

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        Elogio al Excelentisimo Señor Don Juan Maria Villavicencio, individuo del Nuevo Supremo, Consejo de Regencia, Teniente General de la Real Armada &c. &c.

      [Colophon] Havana, en la oficina de Don Juan de Pablo, 1812. - Caption title. (1 l., printed on both sides). Folio, recent marbled boards. Fine condition. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION? Consists of a 4-line "Epigrafe" followed by a 60-line "Oda". Juan María de Villavicencio y de la Serna (Medina-Sidonia, 2/22/1755 - Madrid, 4/25/1830) was a member of the third Consejo de Regencia under D. Fernando VII, 1812-1813), and Capitán General de la Armada, 1817-1830. When this poem was written he had been promoted from commanding Havana to commanding the naval infantry in Cadiz and had been named to the regency council. Trisadra mentions in a note that while in charge of Havana, Villavicencio had cut taxes on working boats in the harbor, with much benefit to commerce there. He also mentions France with disdain, for example, "Españoles insanos, Que seguis las vanderas de la Francia ."---- Not in Trelles. Not in Palau. Not in Ford & Raphael. Not in @Bibliografia de la poesia cubana en el siglo XIX. On the short-lived press of Juan de Pablo, see Ricardo, @La imprenta en Cuba, p. 43. Not located in OCLC. Not located in CCPBE. Not located in Rebiun. Not located in Copac. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Official Letters of the Military and Naval Officers of the United States, During the War with Great Britain in the Years, 1812, 13, 14, & 15. (First Edition)

      Way & Gideon, 1812. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Fair. Collected and arranged by John Brannan. Printed by way & Gideon, for the editor. With Some Additional Letters and Documents Elucidating the History of That Period. Contains all major correspondence from the War of 1812. Ex US Naval Home Library copy. Stamped accordingly on the front end pages and title page. Rebound at some point in red cloth. Spine faded. Library sticker on spine. Moderate bumping. Pages brown and spotty. Fair condition.

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        The Elements of Drawing.

      Richard Phillips 1812 - First edition with 51 plates, 9 of which are coloured, 12 page catalogue at the back, in half binding with old marbled boards and original end papers and corner pieces, with a new red leather spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Small original bookseller's label - William Whyte of Edinburgh, on front pastedown. Original boards a bit faded and rubbed at the edges, spine fine. A firm copy with contents in nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traite pratique des hernies, ou memoires anatomiques et chirurgicaux sur ces maladies. Textband und Atlasband Traduites de l'Italien par M. Cayol. On y a joint une note de M. Laennec sur une nouvelle espece de hernie; et un memoire sur une terminaison particuliere de la gangrene dans les hernies, par le traducteur

      Paris, Chez Gabon, 1812.. Textband: 21 x 13cm, zeitgen. Broschur, unbeschnitten, Rückenschild und Signaturschild, Einband mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren, Papier gebräunt, kl. Stempel auf Titel, XII, 872 S., 1 Stich bei S. 94; Atlasband: 39,5 x 27,5cm, zeitgenöss. Pappband, 15 S. (Explication des planches), 11 Tafeln mit 10 Tafeln zugehöriger Skizzen in gleicher Größe und Seidenhemdchen, durchgehend leicht wasserrandig, insgesamt sehr gut. seltene französische EA komplett mit Text- und Atlasband mit den hervorragenden Stichen von Anderloni, italienische Erstausgabe Mailand 1809, hierzu s. GARRISON/M. 3583.

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        Memoria histórica sobre qual ha sido la opinión nacional de España acerca del Tribunal de la Inquisición, leída en la Real Academia de la Historia por el Excelentísimo Señor Don Juan Antonio Llorente, Consejero de Estado, Dignidad de Maestrescuelas y Canónigo de Toledo, Caballero Comendador de la Órden Real de España; Comisario General Apostólico de Cruzada.

      En la emprenta de Sancha, Madrid 1812 - 324 pp, 13x21 cm, first edition, very rare, full leather binding solid and tight, slightly scuffed, high quality white paper, probably little used as the final gathering is still uncut. Ordained in 1779 Llorente became a major figure in the administration of the Spanish church at the end of the 18th century. In 1793 he was required to produce a report on the methods and conduct of the Inquisition. In this he was highly critical of its practices, suggesting a number of reforms, thereby bringing upon himself the accusation of ¿betraying¿ the Inquisition and a period of imprisonment - and, being also a fellow-traveller of Urquijo and the Jansenists, the loss of some of his titles and offices. In 1808 he was already supporting the Bonapartists and sent Napoleon a memorandum of proposals for the regulation of the Spanish Church. This brought him into political life and, on the imposition of Napoleon´s brother as King José I, Llorente was made a member of the Junta Nacional and later Secretary of State for Ecclesiastical Affairs. Obliged to flee from Spain in 1813 he settled in Paris in 1814, publishing his major work ¿Histoire critique de l¿Inquisition espagnole¿ in 1817/18. After del Riego¿s liberal coup in 1820 Llorente was expelled from France as a supporter of the cause and returned to Madrid, where he died in 1823. A full-length portrait of him was painted by Goya between 1810 and 1812. In addition to his works on ecclesiastical matters he wrote a number of works of history and one piece of theatre. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Taken from the Most Modern Geographers, Asia, Divided into Separate Empires & C. and Corrected by Astronomical Observations

      Daniel Lizars, Jr. and William Home Lizars 1812 - Taken from the Most Modern Geographers, Asia, Divided into Separate Empires & C. and Corrected by Astronomical Observations Daniel Lizars, Jr. and William Home Lizars From A New and General Atlas of the World Edinburgh: 1808-1812 Hand-colored engraving Four sheet map, 40" x 50" framed to full museum specifications Condition: Very good; minor foxing and areas of discoloration throughout

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        The Irish Rebellion: Or, A History of the Attempts of the Irish Papists to extirpate the Protestants in the Kingdom of Ireland. Together with the barbarous cruelties and bloody massacres which ensued Thereupon

      Reprinted By R. Wilks & Sold By White, Cochrane, and Co, London 1812 - Collation, xii+236pp. Recently rebound in marble boards, paper title label. Binding in excellent condition, without any wear. Internally, contents holding firm, no loose pages, no writing or marking, some light foxing to a few pages, otherwise pages in very good clean condition. Book measures 23x29cm. Weight 1kg. This reprinted for the Perusal of all Protestants, as the most Effectual Warning-piece to keep them upon their guard against the encroachments of Popery. Written from his own observations and authenitc depositions of other eye-witnesses.A70 Size: Quarto [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Academy for Grown Horsemen Containing the Completest Instructions for Walking, Trotting, Cantering, Galloping, Stumbling, and Tumbling

      London: John Stockdale 1812, 4th Edition. () xxviii, 81pp. Very good. Folio. Original dark green cloth textured in crosshatch pattern. Gilt lettering on spine. Professional restoration to joints. Thirty full page illustrations. Some offsetting from illustrations throughout. Textblock is tight. Gambado’s amusing classic on horsemanship featuring Bunbury’s caricatures. Bunbury was well-known for his humorous drawings, but his more serious attempts at art were largely unsuccessful. A nice copy of a light farce..

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        The Opinions of the Judges of the Supreme Court, Delivered in the

      1812. A Decision by James Kent Supporting Robert Fulton's Steamboat Monopoly [Trial]. Livingston, Robert [1746-1813], Defendant. Fulton, Robert Fulton [1765-1815], Defendant. The Opinions of the Judges of the Supreme Court, Delivered in the Court of Errors, In the Cause of Robert E. Livingston and Robert Fulton, vs. James Van Ingen, And Twenty Others. Albany: Printed by S. Southwick, 1812. 12, 12, 23, [1] pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Stab-stitched pamphlet with untrimmed edges. Light browning, a few tiny tears to edges, faint dampspotting to title page and a few leaves. Early annotations to margins of a few leaves in fine hand, interior otherwise clean. A well-preserved copy of a scarce item. * First edition. In this decision the Supreme Court of New York upheld the thirty-year monopoly on steamboat navigation on the Hudson River granted by the state legislature to Fulton and Livingston. The longest of the three opinions in this unanimous decision was written by Chief Justice James Kent. A scion of New York's most powerful family of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Livingston was one of the drafters of the Declaration of Independence. While serving as Minister to France from 1801 to 1804 he negotiated the Louisiana Purchase. It was during his time in France that he met Fulton, with whom he developed the first viable steamboat. Several lawsuits by disgruntled competitors followed. A few years later another steamboat entrepreneur, Thomas Gibbons, defied the law and established a ferry line between New York and New Jersey. This led to the 1824 U.S. Supreme Court ruling Gibbons v. Ogden. Declaring that states cannot regulate interstate commerce, the court struck down Fulton's monopoly. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:1129.

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        The History of the Abbey Church of St. Peter's Westminster, Its Antquities and Monuments (2 Volumes)

      London: R. Ackermann, 1812. First Edition. Full Contemporary Calf. Very Good. Folio - over 12. Book. First edition. 83 plates, 81 of which are handcolored. Aymer de Valance plate, or half title plate of second volume, credited to Pugin. Bindings are both tight. Spines rebacked. Calf vibrant and healthy re boards, excepting some edgewear, with small spot of calf worn through on vol 1. Some bumping of corners w/ also calf worn through in some corners. Spines have suffered dryness and cracking, but original spines preserved and mounted in rebacking. Bright gilding on calf boards. Plates are by and large clean. Considerable offsetting of plates. Otherwise, text pages are generally clean, with a few pages with foxing in volume 2. Overall, a very attractive set. If serious interest, I would rather send photos than have you rely on description.

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        Ejemplar original de 1812 CONSTITUCION POLITICA DE LA MONARQUIA ESPAÑOLA 1812, LA PEPA O CONSTITUCION DE CADIZ firmada e impresa en Cadiz

      Imprenta Real 1812 - Magnifico ejemplar, uno de los pocos que existen, impreso en Cadiz y firmado por General Pezuela en el nombre del Rey de España . en 1812. Imprenta Real, . 15X10. Ejemplar con leve daño en portada,no afecta al texto.Constitución Política de la Monarquía Española promulgada en Cádiz a 18 de marzo de 1812, La Pepa o La Constitución de Cádiz. En el debate sobre la Memoria de la gestión de los Ministros, de forma contundente afirmó, que tenia que decir verdades amargas que demostrarían hasta la evidencia que en los negocios públicos no habia un plan fijo y sistemático, añadiendo, a continuación, que la falta de orden y de sistema en los ramos de la administración pública traía consigo la ruina de la Patria. Ejemplar impresionante, parte de la historia de España.Original 1812 Historic Spanish Constitution Original Printing w/ Supplements Product Description Basically a once in a lifetime opportunity for any collection of Spanish history or historical documents in general. This is hand signed on the last page by Ignacio Pezuela who served during the war of independence from 1811-1812 as Secretary of State and other positions. This helps to verify that this is an original 1812 printing of the constitution. Only a few of these constitutions were printed, one for each colony. The actual printed constitution is 52 pages. Also included is a 4 page document "Las Cortes Generales & Extraodinarias A La Nacion Espanola", one page document dated 1811 hand signed (I can't make out the name), one page document dated 1811 signed by José Antonio Larrumbide Urquidizar. The constitution has some foxing on the first page and was obviously removed from a bound volume (as were the other documents). There are small holes (Mostly on the first few pages) . 8.25 x 11.5". The Spanish Constitution of 1812 was established on 19 March 1812 by the Cádiz Cortes, Spain's first national sovereign assembly, the Cortes Generales ("General Courts"), in refuge in Cádiz during the Peninsular War. It established the principles of universal male suffrage, national sovereignty, constitutional monarchy and freedom of the press, and supported land reform and free enterprise. This constitution, one of the most liberal of its time, was effectively Spain's first (see Constitutions of Spain), given that the Bayonne Statute issued in 1808 under Joseph Bonaparte never entered into effect. The Constitution never entered fully into effect either: much of Spain was ruled by the French, while the rest of the country was in the hands of interim junta governments focused on resistance to the Bonapartes rather than on the immediate establishment of a constitutional regime. In the overseas territories many did not recognize the legitimacy of these interim metropolitan governments, leading to a power vacuum and the establishment of separate juntas on the American continent. On 24 March 1814, six weeks after returning to Spain, Ferdinand VII abolished the constitution and had all monuments to it torn down. The Constitution Obelisk in Saint Augustine, Florida survived. The constitution was reinstated during the Trienio Liberal (1820–1823), and again briefly 1836—1837 while the Progressives prepared the Constitution of 1837.

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        CONSTITUCION POLITICA DE LA MONARQUIA ESPAÑOLA 1812, LA PEPA O CONSTITUCION DE CADIZ (OBRA DE MUSEO)

      Imprenta Real, Imprenta TormentariaCadiz. 1812. Imprenta Real, Imprenta Tormentaria. Encuadernación pasta con hierros dorados. 15X10. 8h+120Pág+134Pág. Discurso preliminar leido en las Cortes al presentar la Comisión de Constitución el proyecto de ella y Constitución Política de la Monarquía Española promulgada en Cádiz a 18 de marzo de 1812, La Pepa o La Constitución de Cádiz. La Obra que presentamos era de Juan del Valle (foto, Balle), diputado por Cataluña. Fue elegido Secretario de las Cortes por setenta y seis votos, y Vicepresidente por sesenta y siete, frente a los treina y tres de Martinez de Tejada y los ocho de Gonzalez Colombres. En el debate sobre la Memoria de la gestión de los Ministros, de forma contundente afirmó, que tenia que decir verdades amargas que demostrarían hasta la evidencia que en los negocios públicos no habia un plan fijo y sistemático, añadiendo, a continuación, que la falta de orden y de sistema en los ramos de la administración pública traía consigo la ruina de la Patria. Ejemplar de Museo. Ref 7.4 Biblioteca A.

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        Handbuch der gerichtlichen Arzeneywissenschaft zur Grundlage bey akademischen Vorlesungen und zum Gebrauche für ausübende gerichtliche Aerzte

      Berlin, Dieterici 1812. 22 cm. 10, (2), 455, (1) Seiten mit gestochener Titelvignette. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung - Hirsch / Hübotter V, 934 - Erstausgabe. Wildberg (1765 - 1850), zuletzt Obermedizinalrat in Neustrelitz, arbeitete auf dem Gebiet der gerichtlichen Medizin, Staatsarzneikunde und Hygiene (ADB 42, 495). Die Titelvignette mit einer Allegorie von Justitia und Äskulap. Vorrede und Einleitung am Schnitt Feuchtigkeitsrand -

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        Lettre autographe signée

      - FLOTOW Friedrich von (1812-1883), compositeur allemand. L.A.S. adressée à un collaborateur. S.d. [1881]. 3 p. in-8 (sur 2 feuillets séparés, une marge lég. effrangée). À Achille de LAUZIÈRES-THÉMINES, auteur du livret d¿Alma. Il vient d¿apprendre la mort de l¿éditeur Léon ESCUDIER et s¿inquiète de ce qu¿on lui doit : « Je suis, comme vous vous souvenez sans doute, parti de Paris sans recevoir un sou de lui pour notre opéra, Alma, et je crois que vous vous trouviez dans la même situation que moi pour votre traduction ». Il propose à Lauzières de lui envoyer ses pleins pouvoirs afin de faire régler leur créance, et lui indique son adresse à Vienne où il restera encore deux semaines avant de rejoindre Darmstadt. C¿est en 1843 que Flotow avait composé L¿Esclave de Carmoëns sur un livret de Vernoy de Saint Georges. Il adapta ensuite cet opéra-comique en allemand sous le titre Indra, das Schlangenmädchen, avant d¿en faire une adaptation italienne avec Lauzières-Thémines : Alma l¿incantatrice fut créée à Paris en 1878 au Théâtre-Italien.

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        Curious American Bog Plants (quarto edition)

      London 1812 - Dr. Robert John Thornton (c.1765-1832) Illustrated plate from Temple of Flora, quarto edition London: 1812 Hand-colored stipple, mezzotint and aquatint engravings 22 1/2” x 19 1/2” framed Dr. Robert Thornton was determined that his country produce the greatest series of botanical illustrations of all time, and his Temple of Flora is unsurpassed as a botanical document of the Romantic era. Thornton assembled the finest flower painters to paint the original designs that served as the basis for the engravings, and no expense was spared in their production. These engravings are the first botanicals to include landscape backgrounds laden with symbolic, sentimental, and dramatic elements. It is the forceful stylization of flowers, as well as their historical, allegorical and/or fanciful backgrounds, that place the Temple of Flora among the greatest botanical books of all time. The work was first issued in parts between 1799 and l807. Thornton intended the work as a pictorial celebration, accompanied by prose and verse text, of the classification system of Linnaeus. He employed the artists Peter Henderson, Philipp Reinagle, and others to paint the plants, each in an exotic and romantic setting. Thornton exhausted his fortune on the book’s production, but in the process he created one of the most beautiful and distinctive works of botanical art of the modern era. In 1812, Thornton republished the Temple of Flora in a smaller scale for his quarto edition. Thornton was forced to sell his items at a lottery when faced with bankruptcy, after sales of the folio edition of the Temple of Flora failed to recoup his investment. He organized the Royal Botanic Lottery under the patronage of the Prince Regent, and it is thought that some issues of his quarto edition of Temple of Flora were given as prizes. Unfortunately, the lottery failed to help Thornton’s dire financial situation, and Thornton died with little money. The whereabouts of the original paintings, also included in the lottery are unknown.

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        Plate 59 - Black Hamburgh Grape

      London: 1804-1812 - George Brookshaw (1751-1823) Hand-colored aquatint engraving from Pomona Britannica London: 1804-1812 28 1/2” x 25” framed The publication of the “Pomona” marked the re-emergence of the acclaimed artist into the public eye after a total disappearance of nearly a decade. A successful cabinetmaker with the patronage of the Princeof Wales, Brookshaw suddenly disappeared from view in the mid-1790’s, and with the “Pomona” he notonly trumpeted his return but demonstrated the skills he had acquired in a new metier: botanical art. Characterized by the highest standards of production and artistic quality, the superb illustrations that Brookshaw drew and engraved for the “Pomona” remain perhaps the most sumptuous and distinctive of the early 19th century. Brookshaw’s fine illustrations make excellent use of the rich, modulated tones that the aquatint process creates. The elegantly arranged and richly colored fruits emerge from deep brown backgrounds or float on a softly mottled light ground, creating a presence unlike that of any other botanical illustrations. Brookshaw asserts in the preface that the Pomona Britannica was an enduring work created for the enjoyment and edification of “succeeding generations.” The beauty and uniqueness of his illustrations guarantees the lasting value of this most exceptional work.

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        Description Historique Et Topographique De Moskow Ou Details Sur Les Moeurs Et Usages Des Habitans De Cette Grande Ville Sur Les Palais, Monumens, Tombeaux Des Czars, Monasteres, Eglises, Edifices Public Qu'Elle Renferme, Sur Les Fetes Et Ceremonies.

      Pillet, Paris 1812 - 67pp, bound in modern black buckram with gilt lettering at spine, textured red pastedowns and endpapers, exlib with fading stamp at title-page and final page, faded catalog number at title-page, occasional light foxing, some page ends brittle, half-title slightly chipped about 1/16 inches along fore edge. Binding is fine. Worldcat / OCLC locates 3 copies. See A. A. Barbier, Ouvrages Anonymes, I, 907, for book reference. Item was reprinted by Koenig, Paris and Strassbourg, in 1816. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Practical Observations on Diseases of the Eye. Practical Observations of Ectropium, or Eversion of the Eye-Lids. With the description of a New Operation for the Cure of that Disease.

      . On the Modes for forming an Artifical Pupil, and on Cataract. - London, published by J. Callow, Medical Bookseller, 1812, 8°, VIII, 252 pp., 1 l. Errata, 3 ( 2 col.) plates with 13 fig.; 16 pp. publisher catalogue, contemp. card boards;. The rare first edition William Adams is a great Classics of Ophthalmology! - In this Presentation copy inscribed by the author "To Samuel Whitbread Esq. with the authors compliments" we find the mostly missing paper slip, with the members of "West of England Infirmary" bound in. - - Sir William Adams (1783-1827), was born at Morwenstow in Cornwall, a pupil of John Cunningham Saunders and founder of Exeter's West of England Eye Infirmary and was a surgeon there. Between 1807 to 1810 he split his time between Exeter and Bath, before returning to London in 1810. He was awarded a knighthood in 1814 for his controversial claim to cure the Egyptian Ophthalmia which was currently devastating British soldiers. He became surgeon and oculist to the Prince Regent and the dukes of Kent and Sussex. Two years before his death he changed his name to his wife's maiden name - Rawson, and was so known also as Sir William Rawson after 1825. - In this "highly praised" book, his first published work, Adams described a method of treating eversion of the eyelids by the removal of an angular part of the lid. In the introduction Adams states that the operation of an ectropion was before him neither described nor performed. Philip von Walther accepts this operation without reservations in his textbook of ophthalmology. He himself performed it on a number of cases and the wound healed always without any purulent infection. Fr. Jaeger and Rosas also used this method successfully. W. Cermak, on the other hand, is of the opinion that after the operation of Adams the wound can easily gape; Hermann Kuhnt improved the procedure by excising only the tarsus and leaving the anterior layer intact. The predecessor of this operation is Anyllus, the most famous surgeon of the 2nd century A.D.; nearly 1700 years ago he operated just like Kuhnt in our days. . I do not want to maintain that Adams knew this description by Aetius... - Adam's new operation for forming an artificial pupil, however, was simply a revival of the procedures employed by Cheselden and Sharpe. Originally the operation of iridectomy was undertaken for the purely optical purpose of forming an artificial pupil rather than as the curative measure it was to become in the hands of Beer and von Graefe. - Middlemore declared in 1835 that Adams comments about the ectropion and the reforming of a pupil largely original, ingenious and practical and represents them for the future as an important part of the advances in these areas. - cf. Hirschberg - - Becker Col. No. 4; AmEncOph I:p.92; BOA I: p.2; Hirschberg 630; Wellcome II:14; Zeis, No. 921 (Blepharoplastik)

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        Alabaster relief portrait - Relief-Portrait in Alabaster, geschaffen von Joseph Anton Maria Christen. Alabastermedaillon mit Profilbüste Soemmerrings, auf gerundeter Schieferpallte.

      . Im Stein signiert und datiert "Christen 1812", unter der Darstellung im Schiefer bezeichnet "Sam.Th. von Soemmerring." Größe der Darstellung ca. 72x50 mm, Druchmesser der Schieferpaltte ca. 120 mm. Auf der Rückseite geritzte Portraitskizze.. Samuel Thomas Ritter von Soemmerring (1755-1830), Mediziner und Naturforscher, einer der bedeutendsten Anatomen seiner Zeit, entdeckte den "gelben Fleck" in der Netzhaut des Auges; 1809 entwickelte er einen elektrochemischen Telegraphen. - - Joseph Anton Maria Christen (1769-1838), Schweizer Bildhauer, schuf 1805 in Mailand eine kolossale Hermenbüste Napoleons I. aus Anlass von dessen Krönung zum König von Italien, später im Auftrag König Ludwigs I. von Bayern mehrere Büsten für die Walhalla; berühmt wurde er auch durch auch durch seine - vorzugsweise wie hier auf Schiefer gelegten - Alabasterreliefs mit den Profilbüsten von Fürsten (u.a. Großherzog Ludwig von Baden u. s. Famile) und berühmten Zeitgenossen (wie Pestalozzi). - - Christen schuf das Portraitrelief Soemmerrings 1812 während seines Aufenthaltes in München, als er die vom damaligen Kronprinzen Ludwig in Auftrag gegebenen Büsten Pfeffels und Pestalozzis persönlich ablieferte*; Soemmerring wirkte seit 1805 als Professor an der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. - - Angesichts der wenigen zeitgenössischen Bildnisse Soemmerrings kommt diesem Portrait nicht nur durch die künstlerische Qualität der Ausführung, sondern auch durch seine Bedeutung für die Soemmerring-Ikonographie besonderer Wert zu. - - Provenienz: Famile Soemmerring(-Haeberlin). - - * Siehe Biographisches Lexikon des Aargaus 1803-1957.

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        Handbuch der Zergliederungskunde des Pferdes als Leitfaden zu Vorlesungen am kais. königl. Thierarzneyinstitute in Wien. 2 Bde.

      - Wien, Gedruckt bei Leopold Grund. Auf Kosten des Verfassers, 1812-1813, 8°, XIV, (4), 256, (2 Druckfehler), XXI, 195 pp., 1 gefalt. Tafel, Halbledereinband der Zeit; Rücken erneuert. Erste Auflage! - Johann Nepomuk Brosche (1785-1839 ?) "in Böhmen geboren, studierte zunächst Philosophie, dann begann er mit der praktischen Ausbildung der Chirurgie bei einem Leibarzt. 1793 folgte er einem Aufruf der chirurgischen Akademie in Wien und vervollkommnete dort sein Wissen, bevor er in den Militärdienst eintrat. Später trieb er Studien verschiedenster Art und schrieb sich schließlich 1807 für den zweijährigen Kurs an der Tierarzneischule in Wien ein. Zur gleichen Zeit hörte er an der Wiener Universität Chemie, Naturgeschichte, Pathologie und "materia medica". 1810 wurde er zum Repetitor für Anatomie und Physiologie an der Universität ernannt. Wenig später jedoch reiste er nach Budapest, um dort seine Promotion abzulegen. Zurück in Wien trat er am 8. September 1812 die Professur für Zootomie, Physiologie und Exterieur an der Tierarzneischule an (Lechner 1933, 14-15; Schaller 1968, 165). - - Dr. Sydow, Prosektor der Berliner Tierarzneischule, besuchte 1812 die Wiener Tierarzneischule und berichtete nach seiner Rückkehr, daß der anatomische Unterricht unter Brosche immer noch nach altbewährtem Muster vonstatten ginge. Der Lehrer las aus eigenen Notizen, die anschließend dem Repetitor übergeben wurden, damit er den Unterrichtsstoff mit den Studenten wiederholen konnte. Bei den Sektionen wurde nicht direkt an den präparierten Teilen gearbeitet, vielmehr zeigte der Professor während seines Vortrags auf die genannten Stellen, ließ jedoch nichts anschneiden. Somit konnte der präparierte Tierkörper bis zuletzt auch für die Repetitorien verwendet werden. Sydow lobte das häufige Zergliedern, welches zwischen den Unterrichtsstunden stattfand (Rieck 1928, 37-38). - - Im August 1812 ordnete Franz I. an, daß die Tierarzneischule von nun an zur Universität gehöre (Schreiber 1968a, 13). - - Abschließend soll noch kurz auf das "Handbuch der Zergliederungskunde" von Johann Brosche eingegangen werden, dessen erster Band erst 1812 im Druck erschien. In der Einleitung beschreibt der Verfasser den immer noch vorhandenen Mangel an hippotomischen Handbüchern. Seiner Ansicht nach haben sich durch den Analogieschluß der Human- auf die Veterinäranatomie große Fehler eingeschlichen, die von Bourgelat und Girard übernommen wurden. Basierend auf den anatomischen Forschungen von Tögl und Pessina sei es ihm in den letzten Jahren nun mehr gelungen, neue Resultate systematisch aufzustellen und darzulegen. Auch Brosche bedient sich der gängigen Themenreihenfolge in seinem Buch. Viele Grundsätze, wie beispielsweise die Einteilung der Stoffe in feste und flüssige, behält er bei und erweitert sie." Stephanie Jette Petschat, Transkription und Besprechung einer Handschrift über 'Hippotomie und Splanchnologie' nach Friedrich Bock (1806). Diss. Hannover 2002 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Apples] Rennet Gray, July-Flower Apple, Scarlet Pearmain

      G. Brookshaw, [London] 1812 - Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. Very good condition. A fine image from Brookshaw's masterpiece: 'Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits'. George Brookshaw's 'Pomona Britannica' is the finest work on fruit and flowers ever produced. Its breathtaking images display a level of technical virtuosity and beauty that distinguish this magnificent book as a true work of art. As a retired cabinetmaker, Brookshaw produced his seminal botanical study late in his career, at first publishing it in parts and then as a complete edition in 1812. The fact that this outstanding work took ten years to complete is evident in the quality of its images and the care with which Brookshaw executed each individual picture. 'Pomona Britannica' was produced as a visual record of the best available varieties of fruit in an attempt to encourage gardeners to experiment with growing fruit, and illustrates examples found in the Royal gardens at Hampton Court, Kensington Gardens, and the private gardens of the Prince of Wales in Blackheath. 'Pomona Britannica' differs from other botanical books in its dark aquatinted backgrounds and its stylized compositions. By using aquatint to create a contrasting background, Brookshaw manages to produce a truly dramatic effect. His use of stylized composition distinguishes his pictures from the dry scientific illustrations found in other botanical studies and creates an exceptionally beautiful visual experience. 'Pomona Britannica' is not only a didactic study, it is a masterpiece of illustration in which every picture is a testament to the artist's talent and ingenuity. Cf. Dunthorne 50; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 81; cf. Nissen BBI 244; cf. Sandra Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona 40a.

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