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        Mappe-Mondes sur Diverses Projections.

      Paris: 1812 - Large original outline color double hemisphere map of the world, with two pairs of smaller hemispheres and on oval world projection. From Malte- Brun's Atlas Complet. Showing the discovery of Australia "Nouvelle Hollande"; no land mass at the South Pole. With a decorative title cartouche. Image size: 18 1/2 x 13". Paper size: 21 1/2 x 14 1/2". Center fold, light fox spotting at outer edge, otherwise very good.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        The Lancaster Caleb Quotem, i.e. Jack of all Trades

      London: Pubd. July 1812 by Tho. Tegg 111 Cheapside, 1810. Hand coloured etching, sheet 245 x 340mm; trimmed to plate and with light stain to last panel of six, but otherwise very good. Satirical broadside attacks a Lancaster jail. A marvellous early nineteenth-century broadside depicting conditions in Lancaster jails: in the second panel, the portly "Higgins", Governor of the jail, announces that he 'exports Natives and imports Exotics from Botany Bay.' While many early cartoons made reference to the thief colony at Botany Bay, this is a uncommon example of political satire on the subject, composed in light of a contemporary commission of inquiry into Governor John Higgin by the reforming MP Sir Francis Burdett. The Commission charged that Higgin had employed three of his sons (as deputy, attorney, and a 'sort of assistant surgeon to the prisoners'), besides having established a garden and hot-house in which he employed one of the turnkeys. Unmoved, an inspection was held, and it was decided that all of the extra remuneration was due to innovation rather than corruption, and it was held that Higgin certainly had need of a "gardener" because the jail did have a small garden, and a "manufacturer" because he employed the prisoners condemned to hard labour for the benefit of the county. Evidently Higgin's reforms were approved, because he remained at the helm until 1833. Nonetheless, Higgin's enthusiasms provided great sport for the caricaturist Charles Williams (fl. 1797-1830), who has the Governor dressed for his six different occupations as "Jailor", "Gardiner", "Maufacturer", "Farmer" (wearing a smock and gaiters while gesturing with a pitchfork), "Alderman", and "Captain" ('Captain forsooth!' exclaims a lady at left; 'these fellows will make the word Captain Odious'). It is in the role of "Gardiner" that he is moved to reflect on the transportation of convicts: he holds a flower-pot as he turns to a lady who says 'I did not know you was a gardener Mr Higginbottom.' To which he answers, 'O yes I'ts [sic] all in my way of business Ma'am I exports Natives and imports Exotics from Botany Bay.' Caleb Quotem was 'a parish clerk or jack-of-all-trades' in Colman's play The Review, or Wags of Windsor, which was first staged in 1808. A copy of this cartoon is held in the British Museum; it is very rare.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        General View of the Agriculture State of Property and Improvements in the County of Dumfries Drawn Up Under the Direction of the Board of Agriculture and at the Request of the Landholders of the County

      Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co, 1812. Collation, xxvi[2]696pp, folding coloured map, 9 engraved plates, including 4 hand coloured.Bound in contemporary half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, gilt band design and gilt stamp in compartments. Binding rubbed on edges/corners, chipped with slight loss on head tail of spine, hinge joints have wear lines, but boards firmly attached. Generally a good clean antiquarian binding. Internally, text block firm, no loose pages, previous owners bookplate. Pages and illustrations in good clean condition. A very good copy, of a very rare work.8837. A20 . First Edition. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Portraits of Illustrious Personages of the Court of Henry VIII. Engraved in Imitation of the Original Drawings of Has Holbein, in the Collection of His Majesty, with Biographical and Historical Memoirs by Edmund Lodge, Esq. F.S.A

      London: William Bulmer, 1812. Quarto (13.5 by 10.5 inches), unpaginated. Eighty-four hand-colored stipple engravings after drawings by Hans Holbein printed on pink and white toned paper. Contemporary quarter red morocco and marbled boards, panelled spine richly gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Covers a little rubbed and soiled, marbled paper worn in places, occasional offsetting and light foxing, front pastedown with the armorial bookplate of Reginald Cholmondeley of Condover Hall. First quarto edition. Portraits of Holbein and his wife and twelve anonymous sitters are followed by seventy named portraits including Anne Boleyn, Thomas More, Prince Edward of Wales, and Queen Jane Seymour, each accompanied by LodgeÕs biographical sketch. Following the success of LodgeÕs monumental Imitations of Original Drawings by Hans Holbein published by Chamberlaine in 1792, Bulmer published this edition with plates by various engravers, two by Bartolozzi. The bookplate in this volume has some interest as belonging to the English eccentric Reginald Cholmondeley who on several occasions hosted Mark Twain at Condover Hall. In 1881 he sent Olivia Twain a note of condolence on the death of her husband in Australia, causing some surprise to the family as Twain was then alive and in Connecticut. The deceased seems to have been a mysterious Twain impostor, then touring Australia, although the precise details of the incident remain unclear. Twain describes his acquaintance with Cholmondeley (he calls him Ã’BascomÓ) in chapter 15 of Following the Equator.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Kritische Übersicht der einzelnen Arten der Gattung von Eidechsen, welche ich Wandkletterer nenne, Linne aber und andere Geckonen.

      o. O. und o. J. [München, auf Kosten der Akademie, 1812]. Separatum aus: Denkschriften der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu München für die Jahre 1811 und 1812.,. Quart. Unter Rückenfalz geheftet. S. 31-70, mit einer in Kupfer gestochenen Tafel. - Erste Ausgabe. - Kirchner, 490. - Nicht in Nissen, ZBI. Nicht in BMC (Natural History). - Seltene, gleichwohl klassische Abhandlung über die Geckos aus der Feder des sowohl als Naturforscher als auch als Altphilologe geschätzten Frankfurter Professors. Unterteilt die Gattungen in I. Geckonen mit runden, II. mit halb oder ganz platten Schwänzen und III. zweifelhafte bzw. unbekannte Arten. -. Erste Ausgabe. - Kirchner, 490. - Nicht in Nissen, ZBI. Nicht in BMC (Natural History). - Seltene, gleichwohl klassische Abhandlung über die Geckos aus der Feder des sowohl als Naturforscher als auch als Altphilologe geschätzten Frankfurter Professors. Unterteilt die Gattungen in I. Geckonen mit runden, II. mit halb oder ganz platten Schwänzen und III. zweifelhafte bzw. unbekannte Arten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Wulf, Einzelunternehm]
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        Travels in the Island of Iceland,

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Company,, 1812. During the Summer of the Year MDCCCX. Quarto (267 x 211 mm). Turn-of-the-century half dark brown morocco, marbled boards, raised bands to spine, titles and decorations to compartments gilt, single rules to boards gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, by Zaehnsdorf. Bound with the half-title. 8 hand-coloured aquatint plates, 6 black and white engraved plates, 15 black and white engravings in text, 3 maps, one of which is coloured, and folding, and 4 charts. Spine slightly sunned, occasional light spotting to margins of text block, mild offsetting from plates. An excellent copy. Second edition, revised and expanded; the first edition appeared the previous year. George Mackenzie (1780–1848) was a Scottish mineralogist who, accompanied by physicians Henry Holland (1788-1873) and Richard Bright (1789-1858), set out for Iceland in 1810. This is his account of this voyage, though the book as a whole is a collaborative effort. While Mackenzie wrote the majority of the content, including the travel narrative and the sections on mineralogical research, Bright composed sections on the flora and fauna, and Holland produced a survey of the Icelandic population in terms of history, culture, and health. This copy from the library of the Money-Coutts family with their bookplate to front pastedown, dated 1889 signed J.D.B., i.e. John Dickson Batten (1860–1932).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        EXAMEN IMPARCIAL DE LAS DISENSIONES DE LA AMERICA CON LA ESPAÑA, DE LOS MEDIO DE SU RECONCILIACION, Y DE LA PROSPERIDAD DE TODAS LAS NACIONES.

      Imp. Manuel Ximenez Carreño. Cadiz, 1812 - . 21 cm. Portada + 285 pág. finísimo taladro hasta la pág. 8. Enc. en plena piel, nervios, tejuelos. economia, america, colonias españolas, Colonialisme Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        Recherches sur les eaux publiques de Paris : les distributions successives qui en ont été faites et les divers projets qui ont été proposés pour en augmenter le volume

      Imprimerie Impériale, Paris 1812 - Grand in-4. Collation : VII, 329 pp., 4 planches dépl. Demi-vélin à coins, pièce de titre noire. (Reliure de la fin du XIXe.). Première édition. Pierre-Simon Girard (1765-1836), ingénieur en chef des Ponts et Chaussées, membre de l'expédition d'Egypte, directeur des Eaux de Paris à partir de 1807, prit la direction des travaux du canal de l'Ourcq. Cet ouvrage expose l'histoire de la distribution des eaux dans Paris, les projets présentés pour en augmenter le volume, et "une description raisonnée de la distribution des eaux de l'Ourcq, telle que le projet en a été conçu et que l'on en poursuit l'exécution." Illustré par 4 cartes dépliantes. Envoi autographe signé sur une page de garde à Maximilien Sébastien Foy, général du Premier Empire (1775-1825) : "Offert à Monsieur le Général Foy de la part de l'auteur. Girard." Rare. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        Stuttgart von der Morgenseite. Gesamtansicht. Altgouachierte Umrißradierung von Wilhelm Johann Esaias Nilson.,

      (Stuttgart, Ebner, 1812). - Bildformat: 27,7 x 42,5 cm. *Schefold 7843; Seyffer Abb. S. 546. - Malerische qualitätsvolle Gesamtansicht von Stuttgart in zeitgenössischem Kolorit. - Aufnahme in leichter Anhöhe von der Morgenseite über die Stadt und die umgebenden Hügel. Links mit Randbaum, darunter 2 Männer im Gespräch mit einer Frau, mittig sitzende Bürger, emporsteigender Weingärtner sowie ein stehendes Paar. - Bildformat mit getuschtem Rand, auf die Einfassungslinie beschnitten und in älterer Zeit fachmännisch ein größerer Rand aus altem Papier angefügt. Dadurch ohne die Textlegende, die Ansicht selbst ist sauber und sehr gut erhalten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1000

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Die passagere oder Feldfortifikation. Ein Leitfaden für den Unterricht.

      Halle, Schimmelpfennigsche Buchhandlung, 1812.. 8°. XII, 260 S., (2) S. Druckfehler. Mit 4 mehrfach gefalt. Kupfertafeln. HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit mit Rückenschild.. Erstausgagbe. - (Vorsätze leimschattig. S. 1/2 sauber restauriert, ohne Textverlust.Zweite Druckfehlerseite monitert). - Sauberes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        Etrennes aux Enfans des Deux Sexes

      Paris: Chez Le Coeur, [1812-1815]. Oblong small folio, 17 leaves including the engraved hand-colored title and 8 engraved hand-colored plates with facing engraved text. Original blue printed wrappers, cased in a modern green quarter cloth and marbled boards binding. A lovely copy. First and only edition of this extremely rare series of color prints with text, showing children drawing, studying geography, orating, flying in a balloon, playing music, gardening, fencing, and using a telescope. No copy recorded at auction: the only copy in the US appears to be at Princeton (Cotsen). Not in Gumuchian.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Ein Gerecht und Wohl Aprobierte Haus Apodeken oder Pferd Arztnei Buch. In welchen die meisten innerliche Krankheiten und äusserliche Zustände der Pferde aufs deutlichste Beschriben worden.

      O. O., 1812.. 3 Teile in 1 Band. Titel, 96 (falsch: 97) SS. Titel, 117, (15) SS., 2 w. Bll. Titel, 53 SS. Am Schluß 65 w. Bll. Titel mit farbiger, handkolorierter Ornamentik. Mit 1 halbseitigen Aquarell, 1 hinterklebten Silhouette, 1 Federzeichnung (Tod mit Sense und Stundenuhr), 6 weiteren Federzeichnungen (Gehöft mit figürl. Staffage u.a.) und Vignetten in brauner Tinte. Zahlreiche Schmuckinitialen, die zahlreichen Überschriften teils farbig aquarelliert. Halblederband der Zeit. Folio (225 x 350 mm).. In brauner, grüner und roter Tinte hand-geschriebenes Artznei-Buch in prachtvoller naiv-derber Ausstattung. Teile 1 und 2: "2 Bücher von Pferd und Vüech Kranckheiten; Zauberische Kranckheiten der Ross." Am Schluss des 1. Teils datiert, am Schluss des 2. signiert: "Ende des Artzney buches vor dem Wolfgang S."; es folgt ein Gesamtregister. Beschrieben sind heilbare und unheilbare Krankheitsfälle und deren Heilungsmöglichkeiten: "Wann ein Pferd lahm ist / Gutte Brand Salben / Eine Blut Stillung" etc. Zuletzt ein 3. Teil zur Humanmedizin: "Eine Agadami daß ist Artzney Mittel vor Menschen zu gebrauchen". - Deckel, Kapitale und Kanten berieben, Rücken und Lederecken später montiert und mit kleinen Fehlstellen. Durchgehend etwas fingerfleckig, gelegentlich Wurm- und Tintenspuren sowie gelegentlichen Abklatschspuren.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Description du Théâtre de Marcellus à Rome, rétabli dans son état primitif d'après les vestiges qui en restent encore. [ Edition originale ]

      Chez Dusillion 1812 - Mémoire joint aux Plans, Coupes, Elévations et Détails mesurés à Rome, et adressés à l'Académie Royale d'Architecture de Paris, 1 vol. in-4 cartonnage bradel de l'époque, Chez Dusillion, Dépositaire de l'Ouvrage des Grands Prix d'Architecture, Paris, 1812, 2 ff., 48 pp. et 8 grands planches dépliantes (numérotées de 25 à 30 ter) Edition originale. Bon état (cartonnage frotté, qq. rouss.) Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        A parody on an original letter, from a certain personage to a bishop. [Taken from the Examiner of March 8, 1812.]

      J. Duncombe, Jun. [1812], Holborn - Broadside, approx. 36 x 22 cm; hand-colored engraving (approx. 10 x 14 cm), text in double column, original blank spaces in the text of poem have been identified and filled in by a contemporary hand, creased where previously folded, occasional spots, overall fine.A satire featuring Lady Hertford scantily dressed and peering over the Prince Regent as he writes a letter--presumably to The Duke of York concerning the choice of his Ministers. Lady Hertford was the alleged mistress of Prince Regent and later George IV. Her reputation for 'meddling' too much in politics resulted with her and the Prince Regent subjected to many years of ridicule by the press. OCLC locates 2 copies, both at The British Library.

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        "Ansicht des Hafens und der Stadt Lindau vom Vorhafen aus genommen". Gesamtansicht mit dem viereckigen Mangturm lins, daneben im Hintergrund die beiden Kirchtürme.

      . Lithographie von F. Bollinger aus Wiebeking, "Description du Port", 1812, 23,5 x 39 cm.. Schefold 46346; Winkler 094, 12, I. - Rechts oben mit der Bezeichnung "Tab. 104 b". - Seltene Inkunabel der Lithographie in tadelloser Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Portrait of Arthur Phillip Esq . Vice Admiral of the Red Squadron

      London: Joyce Gold, 31 January, 1812. Engraved oval portrait, 95 x 75 mm.; tipped onto an early album leaf, with ink border, fine. Uncommon: one of the last published portraits of Arthur Phillip, issued two years before his death, and updated to reflect his promotion in July 1810 to the new rank of Vice Admiral of the Red. The portrait is evidently based on the original by Francis Wheatley of 1786, which was first published as the frontispiece to Phillip's Voyage to Botany Bay in 1789. However, what is most significant about the present example is that the naval uniform of Phillip has been updated to reflect his 1812 naval rank of Vice Admiral of the Red Squadron. On his return to England Phillip had a distinguished naval career which saw him promoted as commander of the Hampshire Sea Fencibles in 1798, charged with the responsibility of defending the coast against invasion by Napoleon. The following year he became a rear admiral of the Blue, and he retired in 1805. The last nine years of his life saw him steadily advancing in the naval hierarchy while living in retirement in Bath, with his second wife Isabella. He died on 31 August 1814 three months after receiving his promotion to admiral of the Blue. This is an uncommon version of the famous Phillip portrait, known to be held in the Nan Kivell collection of the National Library of Australia, as well as apparently in an album associated with Ernest Favenc now held at the State Library of New South Wales. The publisher Joyce Gold was associated with the Naval Chronicle, and this portrait was originally published in that journal to accompany the short biography of Phillip published there in 1812.

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        Wissenschaft der Logik (The Science of Logic).

      Johann Leonhard Schrag 1812, 1813 & 1816, Nürnberg - Wissenschaft der Logik (The Science of Logic). Johann Leonhard Schrag, Nürnberg, 1812, 1813 & 1816. Volume 1: Erster Band. Die objective Logik: TP + [III]-X = Vorrede + [XI]-XIV = Inhalt + [I]-XXVIII = Einleitung + 1-334; Volume 2: Zweytes Buch. Die Lehre vom Wesen): TP + [III]-VI = Inhalt + [1]-282; Volume 3: Zweiter Band. Wissenschaft der subjectiven Logik oder die Lehre vom Begriff: Series TP on verso [facing] + TP + [III]-VI = Vorbericht + VII-X = Inhalt + [1]-403. Octavo. All Three in First Edition. Hegel's Science of Logic in a Beautiful Matched Set - All Three Books in First Edition (1812, 1813 & 1816)Hegel's The Science of Logic provided a complete outline for his vision of logic; an ontology that incorporates the traditional Aristotelian syllogism not as a foundational element, but rather as a sub-component of his system. For Hegel, the most important achievement of German Idealism (starting with Kant and culminating in his own philosophy), was the demonstration that Reality is shaped through and through by mind and, when properly understood, actually is nothing other than Mind. Thus ultimately the structures of thought and reality, subject and object, are identical. This means that, for Hegel, the underlying structure of all Reality is ultimately rational so logic is not merely about reasoning or argument but rather is also the rational, structural core of all of Reality and every dimension of it. The Science of Logic thus includes (among other things) analyses of being, nothingness, becoming, existence, reality, essence, reflection, concept, and method. As developed, it includes the fullest description of his dialectic. These three books together are sometimes referred to as the Greater Logic to distinguish it from the condensed version of his thoughts on logic presented in what is called the Lesser Logic, namely the Logic section of his Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences.Hegel wrote 'The Science of Logic' after he had completed his Phenomenology of Spirit and while he was in Nuremberg working at a secondary school and courting his fiancée. It was published in a number of volumes. The first, 'The Objective Logic', has two parts (the Doctrines of Being and Essence) and each part was published in 1812 and 1813 respectively. The second volume, 'The Subjective Logic' was published in 1816 the same year he became a professor of philosophy at Heidelberg. The Science of Logic was found to be too advanced for undergraduate students so Hegel wrote his Lesser Logic for the Encyclopedia which was published in 1817.Hegel considered his Logik to be one of his major works and therefore kept it up to date through constant revision. In 1826, when the book went out of stock, instead of reprinting as requested, he undertook to revise it. By 1831, Hegel had completed a greatly revised and expanded version of the 'Doctrine of Being', but had no time to revise the rest of the book. The Preface to the second edition is dated 7 November 1831, just before his death on 14 November 1831. That edition appeared in 1832, and again in 1834-5 in the posthumous Works. The only English translation has been based on this second edition. matching late 19th century ¾ leather with green and red (and blue on volume 1) marbled boards. The spines have gilt decorations and the title in gilt on a red field. There is just a bit of wear to the exterior, but overall this makes a beautiful set for presentation on the shelf. The text is clean although a bit tanned and light foxed at time. Completely uncut and therefore preserving the wide original margins. Overall a lovely copy of one of the more important works in Western Philosophy. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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        Geografía física de la República de Chile. Including : Atlas de Geografía Física de la República de Chile. Paris, Ch. Delagrave, 1875. 2 volumes. 8vo & oblong folio. With 23 numbered plates, including 1 engraved map, 3 chromolithographs, 12 lithographed views and 7 engraved tables. Original gold-tooled green half morocco.

      Palau 227450; Phillips & LeGear 5144; not in Sabin; cf. Memoria Chilena (www.memoriachilena.cl). First and only edition of a detailed work on the geography of Chile by the French geologist Pissis (1812-1889). It compares the geography of Chile with other South-American countries and also contains parts on meteorology, hydrography, botany and zoology. With chromolithographed views of the Aconcagua, the Antuco volcano and an arial view of the Descabezado Grande.In very good condition, text with some occasional minor foxing and the atlas with some minor spots. Atlas binding with restored edges and text binding with rubbed edges. With library stamps of Roberto Miranda and Estanislao Zeballos on title-pages.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        THE PLANTER'S KALENDAR

      Published by Archibald Constable And Company, 1812. Hardback. Good. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Or the Nurseryman's & Forester's Guide, in the Operations of the Nursery, the Forest, and the Grove. Three-quarter brown leather binding, blue marbled boards. Red title block to spine with gilt title. Two colour plus one b/w plate. Leather worn/split to spine edges but binding still tight. Bookplate to front pastedown. Scattered foxing throughout, heavy in places but still perfectly readable. All plates present. A decent copy of an antiquarian title. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Friedrich II., der Große (Berlin 24. 01. 1712 - 17. 08. 1786 in Potsdam). König von Preussen. Friedrich II. im Alter, stehend vor einem Zelt nach links,.

      . Kupferstich v. Georg Bretzing n. Johann Christoph Frisch b. Jacoby's Kunsthandlung, dat. 1812, 46,2 x 33,2 (H) ( 55,4 x 38,9 Blattgr.). Von Campe 81 m. Abb. 162; Drugulin 6789 v. S. 60/61; Thieme/Becker IV, S.594 bzw. Th.- B. XII, SS. 490 ff. - Großes, seltenes Ganzporträt nach einem Ölgemälde von Frisch aus dem Jahre 1763.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Natural History, general and particular... illustrated with above six hundred copper plates. The History of Man and Quadrupeds... 20 volumes

      London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies [et al]. 1812. The History of Man and Quadrupeds, translated with notes and observations by William Smellie. A new edition, carefully corrected and considerably enlarged, by many additional articles, notes and plates and some account of the life of M. de Buffon by William Wood. Volumes I-II: Theory of the Earth. Volume III: History of Man. Volumes IV-X: History of Quadrupeds (the first ten volumes with 418 plates including a frontis portrait of Buffon, two folding maps and three folding plates - 419 plates actually as there are two numbered 152 - and an index). Volumes XI-XX: History of Birds (262 plates, index). Volume XIV has 6 additional pages (cancels numbered 49*-54*). Contemporary full calf, spine labels and gilt decorations, the boards diced in blind and with gilt rules; the extremities a little rubbed but in nice attractive condition. There is offsetting from many of the plates and some are a little spotted Volumes IV & V have a little crinkling to many of their plates and Volume VII has quite a bit of spotting throughout, otherwise the text pages very clean. Most volumes appear little used; a very good set in contemporary binding. .

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        Pineapple] Brown Havannah Pine

      G. Brookshaw, [London] 1812 - 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. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. Very good condition. Reproduction gilt frame. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Sagen der Hebräer. Aus den Schriften der alten hebräischen Weisen. Nebst einer Abhandlung über den Ursprung, den Geist und Werth des Talmuds. Aus dem Englischen von *r. ACHTUNG: Beigebunden: "Beschreibung der Schicksale und Leiden des ehemaligen Korporals Büttner, ...

      Leipzig Wilhelm Engelmann. 0 S., ....jetzt Aufschlags-Untereinnehmers in Nennsling, während seiner 19monatigen Gefangenschaft in Rußland in den Jahren 1812 und 1813". Von ihm selbst beschrieben. In Commission von Riegel und Weißner. Beide Bücher zusammen gebunden in Pbd. der Zeit, 8°. Rotes Rückenschildchen. XVI + 244 Seiten und XVI + 95 Seiten. Schrift am Schmutzblatt. Jedes für sich sehr selten im Angebot.

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        [Nectarine] Dutillees Nectarine; Burgnon's Old Nectarine; Brugnon's Round Nectarine; Murray Nectarine; Newington Nectarine

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 1812. 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 work 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 works 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. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition. Image size: 16 1/8 x 12 1/4 inches.

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        Geographical, Commercial, and Political Essays

      London: A.J. Valpy for Longman and Co, 1812. Octavo, original blue papered boards with printed spine label, bookplate of John Chapman, an excellent uncut copy. A very fine copy, in entirely original condition. This collection contains a number of entries related to transportation and the early history of Australia, including three important letters by Samuel Marsden, apparently not otherwise recorded. The collection also includes a further two printed letters relating to the early settlement of Port Phillip and Van Diemen's Land written by Mrs. Hartley, wife of the settler and failed entrepreneur John Hartley: the Hartleys became involved in a long-standing and litigious debate with Lieutenant-Governor David Collins about what they considered his hasty abandonment of Port Phillip in favour of the newer settlement across Bass Strait. No other printed account by either of the Hartleys appears to be extant, although the government version of events, including a detailed denunciation of the Hartleys' opportunistic trading practices in the new settlement, can be read in some detail in the Historical Records of New South Wales (volume 5, pp. 503-8). All of these letters are collected in a chapter entitled "Fragments for a future History of Botany Bay, or New South Wales". The first is Marsden's six-page appraisal of the nascent colony entitled 'Present State of the Colony in New South Wales, related to me February 14, 1809.' In this letter, written during his brief sojourn in England of 1808/9, Marsden bemoans the degenerate morality of the soldiers and convicts while calling Governor Bligh (here spelt "Blythe") 'a man harsh and unpopular.' There are also two unsigned letters in this collection which can be shown to have been written by Marsden. One is dated 14 September 1798, and gives wonderful details regarding his farm and the 26 convicts he employed. There is also specific mention of the seventeen missionaries and migrants who had recently arrived 'from Otaheite' - a scheme with which Marsden was closely involved. The other letter gives the strongest clue about the authorship of the letters, writing about the building of a church for 'his parish of Parramatta and Hawkesbury.' These two letters do not appear to be otherwise recorded. Equally interesting are the two letters from the pen of Mrs. Hartley. The first is dated 23 May 1805, and notes that it was sent home on Flinders' old ship the Investigator. Mrs. Hartley, as she writes here, arrived in Port Phillip in October 1803, and describes it as a 'delightful spot' and that they were terribly disappointed at being forced to abandon the settlement 'through the whim and caprice of the Lieutenant-Governor.' As this suggests, Mrs. Hartley is certainly less enthusiastic about the 'barren mountains' of Van Diemen's Land. The following letter is dated 25 May 1806, and Mrs. Hartley writes favourably of conditions in Botany Bay ('a most desirable country'). Barker's collection, besides, includes any number of other interesting essays, most notably 'A Curious Account of a Convict-ship', by one Captain Bertram, who describes two days spent on board a transport preparing to leave London. Only very rarely offered for sale, this is the Ivo-Hammett/John Chapman copy, with the latter's bookplate.

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        THE MILITARY COSTUME OF EUROPE; exhibited in a series of highly - finished military figures, in the uniform of their several corps; with a concise description, and historical anecdotes; forming memoirs of the various armies of the present time.

      London, T. Goddard, Military Library, and J. Booth, 1812.FIRST EDITION 1812 and 1822, 2 volumes in one, folio, approximately 360 x 250 mm, 14¼ x 9¾ inches, 89 of 96 hand coloured etched plates, 90 leaves of text (printed 1 side only), Volume I: 2 leaves of prelims, 41 text leaves, 40 of 48 plates (plate 9 was repeated, only 1 present, but text for both present); Volume II, TITLE PAGE MISSING as often (John Booth, 1822), 49 leaves of text, 49 plates. Bound in contemporary blue half calf over marbled sides, gilt dividing lines, gilt decorated bands to spine and gilt motif in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, edges speckled red. Extremities rubbed, 2 ink initials on front endpaper, 3 in top margin of title page, some light offsetting and very occasional water - staining, occasional spotting, minute hole in 1 lower margin, small closed tear to 1 lower plate margin with old paper repair on reverse, pale foxing to a few text pages and a few plates. A very good sturdy tight copy (lacking 7 plates and 1 repeat plate as noted). Well - executed plates representing the military uniforms of the British, Prussian, Austrian, French, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish and Danish Armies in the early years of the 19th century. See: Rene Colas, Costume et de la Mode , 2058; Hilaire and Meyer Hiler, Bibliography of Costume, page 614; R. V. Tooley, English Books with Coloured Plates 1790 - 1860, page 197, No. 236. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Peach] White Avant Peach; Bears Red Avant; White Magdalen; Red Magdalen

      G. Brookshaw, [London] 1812 - 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. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition. Image size: 16 x 12 1/4 inches.

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        Wissenschaft der Logik

      Nuremberg: Johann Leonhard Schrag,, 1812; 1813; 1816. Vol I: Erster Band: Die Objective Logik. Vol II: Erster Band: Die Objective Logik. Zweites Buch: Die Lehre vom Wesen. Vol III: Zweiter Band: Die Subjective Logik oder Lehre vom Begriff. 3 volumes, octavo (200 × 119mm). Original black boards, red paper labesl, spine lettered in gilt, red edges. Two ownership inscriptions to the front free endpaper. Boards worn, tips bumped, front free endpaper repaired to Vol I, occasional minor foxing. A very good copy. First edition of Hegel's Wissenschaft der Logik (The Science of Logic). The first volume, The Objective Logic, was published in two parts in 1812 and 1813 respectively, and the second volume, The Subjective Logic, published in 1816. It was with the Logik - the first statement of his system in its full development - that Hegel achieved international recognition. It is often referred to as the "Greater Logic" to distinguish it from the "Logic" which forms the first part of the Encyklopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften.

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        Wasserfall im Engelbergtal.

      1812. Aquarell über Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem Velin mit Wasserzeichen: Honig & Zoonen, links oben bezeichnet und datiert "....bach im Engelbergthal 1812". 36,2:25,8 cm. Wohl Vorzeichnung für eine Graphik.. Machte eine dreijährige Ausbildung in der Werkstatt des Malers Heinr. Füßli (1755-1829). Bereits 1803 war er mit einer Kreidezeichnung auf einer Züricher Kunstausstellung vertreten und seitdem hat er mehr als fünfzig Jahre lang Veranstaltungen dieser Art mit seinen Aquarellen und Zeichnungen beschickt, die immer ihre Liebhaber fanden. Reisen führten ihn 1839 nach Deutschland bis nach Berlin, wo der preussische König, den er bereits 1820 als Thronfolger in Zürich kennengelernt hatte, mehrere Aquarelle von ihm auswählte. 1842 reiste er über Hamburg nach St. Petersburg, wo er durch einen Zufall die Zarenfamilie kennenlernte, was ihm verschiedene Aufträge einbrachte. Die letzte größere Reise führte ihn 1852 nach Wien. Nach Meyers Aquarellen ist sehr viel von anderen Künstlern in Aquatinta gestochen worden.

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        Voyage de Decouvertes aux Terres Australes ... Partie Navigation et Geographie... Avec un Atlas

      Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1812-, 1815. Quarto text, and folio atlas, the atlas containing 32 finely engraved charts, most of them double-page; a splendid set, both volumes very large with generous margins, completely uncut and unpressed and in original marbled paper boards, a little scuffed; atlas volume respined in cloth at some time, inner hinges strengthened, and quite appropriately patinated with a few spots throughout, original printed paper label on front cover; text volume with later leather label, spine a bit brittle and loose; stored in matching cloth cases with leather labels. The rare hydrography: the first full Atlas of Australia. The rarest part of the official account of the Baudin voyage, the hydrographical section of the voyage with its glorious Atlas, the first full atlas of the Australian coastline. Not only is it the distinguished rival of Flinders' more famous (because English) Atlas but it is also the English work's predecessor by several years. It is also worth noting that the text volume here is not merely a compendium of technical data but above all a pilot to the Australian coast, together with a considerable narrative component. Louis' brother Henri specifically referred to this aspect in the address he made to the Société de Rochefort when he spoke of it as 'le routier ou guide de la navigation aux terres australes'. This hydrographical section is rarer than the historical narrative by a factor of perhaps twenty and is seldom seen on the market. When a copy like this does appear for sale it offers an opportunity for the owner of a copy of the historical section to complete the full account of the voyage. The exceptionally important atlas contains the first complete mapping of the Australian coastline; of the 32 maps it contains, only two do not depict Australian locations. These individual maps are of great consequence, including the justly famous charting of Tasmania and Bass Strait from observations made in 1802-3. Of particular interest, given the debate about English/French place names and priority of discovery, is the remarkable debt that Freycinet acknowledges to previous authority, whatever its nationality - nowhere is this more clearly seen than on the charting of the Tasmanian coast which includes insets of the prior work by Tasman, Marion du Fresne, Furneaux, D'Entrecasteaux, Bass and Flinders. The text was issued in 1815, but the atlas had been completed three years earlier, in 1812 - fully two years before the publication of Flinders' Voyage to Terra Australis, which had been delayed of course by Flinders' capture and imprisonment by the French on Mauritius. The argument rages even today as to how much of Flinders' material may have been purloined by the French, but the most consequential point is that from almost contemporaneous circumnavigations the French were first into print by a very long chalk and the Freycinet maps are accordingly of the greatest importance.

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        Bemerkungen auf einer Reise um die Welt [with] Kupfer zu G.H. v. Langsdorff's Bemerkungen auf einer Reise um die Welt

      Frankfurt am Mayn: Friedrich Wilmans, 1812. Two volumes quarto bound in one, some foxing; with accompanying two part atlas bound in one, two frontispiece portraits and 43 other engraved plates (one folding) and a folding leaf of music, title-page to each part and a leaf with explanatory text each side to face each of the plates, old library stamp and shelf-mark on first title; a very good set, the text in contemporary half calf, double labels, the atlas in non-matching but sympathetic original marbled boards, leather label on spine. Some of the most famous Pacific images. The uncommon first edition of the Langsdorff account of the Krusenstern voyage to the north Pacific and Japan, in its preferred form with separate atlas. The small atlas, with its marvellous series of plates after Langsdorff's original sketches, is seldom seen in this form as the plates were more often bound into copies of the text, usually with the leaves of explanatory text (here present) discarded by the binder on account of the complication that they present: the text on recto and verso of each leaf describes two different plates which are not always to be bound near each other. This copy contains both the two separate title-pages ("27 Kupfer…" and "17 Kupfer…") to each part which are also more often discarded. The plates include eight of the Marquesas, five of Japan, three of Alaska, and two of California, and this original edition also includes the earliest known view of San Francisco - which was one of the images that was dropped and did not re-appear in the subsequent English version. The Marquesas plates are of particular interest for the images of tattooing in the islands, and especially for the engraving of Jean Baptiste Cabri, the French deserter who had been living there for some time and had taken a Marquesan wife and become extensively tattooed. Cabri went back with the expedition to Russia and made a living exhibiting himself and telling tales of his life among the "savages" of the islands. He toured widely in Russia and then in Europe for some years. He is noteworthy as one of the first extensively tattooed Europeans to exhibit himself: since the late seventeenth century such exhibitions were almost exclusively of native people, such as Giolo who came back with Dampier, and Omai who came to England on Cook's Endeavour. 'When the Russian explorer Ivan Fedorovich Krusenstern arrived in the Marquesas in 1804 he found two Europeans living among the natives. They were a Frenchman, Jean Baptiste Cabri, and an Englishman, Edward Robarts. Both men had lived in the islands for several years and had been tattooed in the Marquesan fashion. Krusenstern employed them as guides and interpreters, and George Heinrich von Langsdorff, the German naturalist who accompanied Krusenstern, used them as informants when he wrote the first published account of native life and customs. The tattoo culture was reintroduced in the country when 18th-century European sailors travelled to Pacific islands and got fascinated by this art. They brought some form of exotic art back to Europe. French sailors were most fascinated from the art. The Frenchmen Jean Baptiste Cabri was the first person to get his entire body tattooed and display himself for an admission fee at fairs. However till the late eighteenth century this art was considered to be nomadic and lower class art basically symbolizing the criminals and uneducated class people…' (Tricia Allen and Steve Gilbert, Tattoo History Source Book: The Marquesas). See also 'Speckled Bodies: Russian Voyagers and Nuku Hivans, 1804' in N. Thomas et al, eds., Tattoo: Bodies, Art and Exchange in the Pacific and the West, London, 2005.

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        Carte d'une partie de la Terre de Witt (à la Nouvelle Holland) (4.me Feuille.)

      1812 - Paris: 1812. 810 x 550mm. A sea chart showing the Bonaparte Archipelago and Cambridge Gulf with the vicinities of Wyndham, Kununurra to Bathurst, Melville Islands and Darwin. Land profile at bottom centre Showing tracks of the French ships 'Le Geographe' in 1801 & 1803 and 'Causerina', 1803. The chart was published in Freycinet's 'Voyage de decouvertes aux terres australes', the account of the French cartographic expedition under Nicholas Baudin. It was Baudin who gave the gulf its name, after Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon, later both King of Naples (1806-8) and then Spain (1808-13).

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        OBSERVATIONS ON LAYING OUT FARMS IN THE SCOTCH STYLE, ADAPTED TO ENGLAND. Comprising an account of the introduction of the Berwickshire Husbandry into Middlesex and Oxfordshire.

      London, John Harding, 1812.FIRST EDITION 1812. Large 4to, approximately 385 x 280 mm, 15 x 11 inches, printed on good heavy stock, 38 engraved plates, (the title page calls for 40 plates, there is a note about this discrepancy at the end of the plate list) 10 are handcoloured aquatints including frontispiece with tissue guards, the tissue guard to the frontispiece is loose, (the panorama has three images and 1 other plate has 2 images, making a total of 13 images), 3 are large folding plates, 1 with panorama images, 1 double page colour plate plus 1 large folding in black and white, pages: [9] - 16, 19 - 60, 59 - 105, collation: A - G5, H - M4 (1) including half - title, pagination slightly erratic but complete, the printer has given the numbers 59 and 60 to 2 different pages of text, no duplication, handsomely rebound in half dark blue crushed morocco, matching cloth covers divided by gilt decoration, maroon and green gilt lettered labels to spine, date in gilt at foot of spine, gilt decoration and urns between raised band to spine, edges untrimmed, housed in a plain blue cloth slipcase. The folding plates each have small tear along central fold, all have repairs to the blank side to strengthen them, the plate with panoramas has repair to central blank margin on the image side, not affecting images, 2 small repairs to edges, not affecting images, also 2 further small tears to fold, not repaired, the large folding black and white plate also has small central repair to fold on the blank side and the image side, not affecting the images, (MOST COPIES I COULD LOCATE SEEM TO SUFFER FROM TEARS TO FOLDS), pinhole worm track from page 50 to the end, hardly noticeable, small worm track affecting 2 plates, 1 in colour, on the colour plate the track just runs into the sky, both have been neatly repaired on the blank side, 1 colour plate has 2 small darker blue spots in the sky, probably from the brush of the colourist, tissue guards foxed and 1 has a small worm track, 1 page has small hole to blank margin (paper fault), 1 margin has 2 neat small closed tears repaired, margin of 1 black and white plate has small closed tear neatly repaired, 13 black and white plates have pale age - browning, some margins to the colour plates have pale age - browning, not affecting images, page edges a little dusty with occasional tiny nicks and a tiny ink spot just affecting several edges, otherwise a very good copy of a rare colour plate farming book. See Mary Aslin, Catalogue of the Printed books on Agriculture published between 1471 and 1840, page 80; The Kress Library of Business and Economics, Volume 2, page 304, B. 6011. Not in Abbey or Tooley. John Claudius Loudon (8 April 1783 ? 14 December 1843) was a Scottish botanist, garden and cemetery designer, author and garden magazine editor. This work is based on Loudon?s experiments at Tew Park in Oxfordshire which he rented in 1809 and set up as an agricultural school. Despite significant success financially, he abruptly disbanded the school in 1811 and left for a tour of the Continent (returning in 1814), leaving his publishers to produce the book. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        MOEURS , USAGES, COSTUMES DES OTHOMANS, et abrege de leur histoire. Avec des eclaircissements tires d'ouvrages orientaux et communiques par M. Langles.

      Paris, Nepveu, 1812.2 VOLUMES ONLY OF 6, VOLUMES 3 (troisieme) and 4 (Quatrieme). 1812. Text in French. 12mo, bound in sixes, approximately 140 x 85 mm, 5¼ x 3¼ inches, 33 hand coloured plates mostly costumes with 7 being musical instruments; flags; weapons; pages: 1 - 251 plus 1 page Table; 1 - 282 plus 1 page Table, bound in quarter roan, marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Binding rubbed, spine faded, slight wear to hinges at head and tail of spine, title page to Volume 3 age - browned, pale age - browning throughout mostly to text but affecting a few plates, some brown marks and foxing to margins, a good copy only. See Henry M. Blackmer II, page 222, Numbers 463 & 464; Sefik E. Atabey, The Ottoman World, Volume 1, page 100, No 204; Rene Colas, Bibliographie Generale, du Costume et de la Mode, page 194, No. 545. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Reise um die Welt in den Jahren 1803, 1804, 1805 und 1806 auf Befehl Seiner Kaiserl. Majestat Alesxanders des Ersten auf den Schiffen Nadeshda und Newa?

      Haude und Spener, 1811-, Berlin 1812 - Two parts in three volumes, duodecimo, stipple-engraved portrait of Krusenstern and two other frontispieces both finely coloured by hand, folding engraved map and 11 double-page engraved views and a large folding map; several small private library stamps; a fine set in original papered boards with slight edgewear, orange labels, red edges, preserved in a cloth slipcase. Original boards. The first Russian circumnavigation: its captain, Krusenstern, was accompanied by a brilliant corps of officers, which included men like Lisiansky, Langsdorff, and Kotzebue. This Russian voyage was of great importance to Pacific history for the attempt to open Japan to commerce, and for the observations made on the Russian-Chinese trade. The Nadeshda and the Neva were together at the Marquesas and Hawaii; there they separated and from this point on Krusenstern's narrative concerns the western Pacific. The book includes a view of Nagasaki Harbour, one of the earliest views of Japan published in the west, as well as views of Nukahiva (three), Japan (three), Macao, Canton, St Helena and St Catherine, Brazil. This was the first popular account of this important voyage to be made available to the public, and the first edition to have been printed in Germany, published at the same time as the more costly St Petersburg quarto edition. No English edition appeared until 1813. This is an excellent copy of this scarce edition, in which an extra piece was added (at the start of volume 3) by the publisher in the form of the Nachricht by Langsdorff on the practice of tattooing in Nuku Hiva and the Washington islands, including a small woodcut showing the instruments used. There is also a Prospectus by Langsdorff and his publisher Wilmans for the German publication of his Bemerkungen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF BRAZIL, particularly in the gold and diamond districts of that country, by authority of the Prince Regent of Portugal; including a voyage to Rio de la Plata, and an historical sketch of the revolution of Buenos Ayres.

      London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1812.FIRST EDITION 1812, 4to, approximately 265 x 215 mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, engraved frontispiece and 8 engraved plates, including 1 hand coloured and 1 map, all with tissue guards except frontispiece, pages: vii, 366, (2) - Directions to Binder and advert for Mawe's precious stones, handsomely bound in modern full calf, narrow ornate gilt border enclosing blind stamped border to covers, raised bands and gilt decoration in compartments to spine, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, new endpapers. Very small pale stain to of frontispiece, light damp staining to inner edge of margin of frontispiece, 5 plates lightly foxed in the margins, plate at page 364 lightly foxed over part of the image, no foxing to hand coloured plate of minerals, very small hole to margin of plate page 163, neatly repaired, slight pale brown offsetting opposite plates, and with light brown damp stain to lower outer corner including a small area of the image, this stain is repeated on all the plates except the coloured one, diminishing in size and affecting the corner of the image on 4 plates, some plate margins and final plate lightly foxed, a few light fingermarks to margins at the beginning otherwise contents clean, some offsetting opposite plates. Binding tight and firm. A very good clean complete copy. John Mawe (1764 ? 1829) was a British mineralogist. He spent 15 years at sea, was then apprenticed to a stone - mason, and developed a passion for minerals, touring British mines, collecting minerals for the cabinet of the King of Spain. In 1804 he was commissioned by the Prince Regent of Portugal to go to Rio de la Plata to assess the value of the gold and diamond industries that might revitalise Brazil's ailing economy. After various setbacks and adventures including imprisonment and accompanying General Whitelocke's unsuccessful expedition against Buenos Ayres, he reached Brazil where he visited the diamond mines of Minas Geraes and other parts of the interior during 1809?10. He was given access to government archives and allowed to make copies of charts and other documents. He returned to England in 1811 and opened a shop in London selling minerals to collectors and he made a reputation for himself as practical mineralogist, writing several books on the subject. There is an advert for his commercial activities on the last page of the book. The first 3 chapters are concerned with Montevideo and Buenos Ayres, the remaining 17 are on the mining, agriculture, the cities, culture, customs etc of Brazil. The plates show views of washing for diamonds at Mandango, gold washing at Jaragua near Sao Paulo, a topaz mine at Capon, machinery, River Jigitonbonha, and a plate of crystals of diamonds, topaz and tourmaline, 1 hand coloured and heightened with gold of minerals collected by the author on his tour and 1 of shells. Sabin 46991; Borba de Moraes, Bibliographia Brasiliana, II, p. 541 - 2. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Gambado Geoffrey. Annals of Horsemanship:containing Accounts of Accidental Experimental Accidents, Both Successful and Unsuccessful

      London: John Stockdale, 1812. 4to, very handsomely bound to style in full brown calf; spine banded, borders blindstamped, gilt-stamped title in cartouche on front cover. Minor foxing and offsetting from plates. A lovely copy with hand-colored aquatint frontispiece and 16 attractively hand-colored engraved plates of a spoof on riding manuals and aspects of horsemanship. Not in Tooley or Abbey.. Full Brown Calf. Fine. Illus. by Bunbury. 4to.

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        Ansicht des sogenannten Höffchen zu Maynz. Altkolorierte Umrissradierung von Johann Caspar Friedrich Neubauer nach Franz Graf von Kesselstatt.,

      Mainz, ca. 1812. - Format (Platte): 25,5 x 33,5 cm (Bildformat: 20,5 x 28,5 cm). *Untertitel: "Ansicht des sogenannten Höffchen zu Maynz gleich nach der Belagerung von 1793, bei welcher die Stadt durch Brand vieles erlitten hat. In der Folge wurden die hier zu sehende St. Sebastian-Kapelle, die daran stoßende Gebäude wie auch die ehemalige Jesuiten-Kirche abgerissen um die neue Schäffer-Strasse zu bilden". - Schöne Vedute des historischen Stadtplatzes "Höffchen" in Mainz nach einer Vorlage des Mainzer Domkapitulars Franz von Kesselstatt (1753-1841). Kesselstatt war neben seiner Tätigkeit als Domkapitular und Politiker auch ein Maler und Zeichner von zahlreichen zeitgenössischen Mainzer Stadtansichten. Diese waren bei der Mainzer Bevölkerung sehr populär, so dass eine Anzahl der schönsten Ansichten von Neubauer und anderen Stechern als Radierungen vervielfältigt wurden. Diese reizenden Blätter sind von stadt- und kulturhistorischer Bedeutung, da sie Zeugnis von Gebäuden und Plätzen sind, die oft bereits zur Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts in dieser Form nicht mehr bestanden. - 2 kleine Papierbrüche außerhalb des Bildbereichs in der rechten unteren Ecke sind wohl repariert oder alt hinterlegt und als "Haarrisse" kaum sichtbar, ansonsten sehr gut erhalten. - Exemplar aus der alten Mainz-Sammlung Franz Heerdt. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 Hinter Passepartout, gerahmt in moderner Galerieleiste mit Blattgoldauflage. Gesamtgröße mit Rahmen: 42 x 51 cm.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Portrait of Arthur Phillip Esq . Vice Admiral of the Red Squadron

      Joyce Gold, 31 January, London 1812 - Engraved oval portrait, 95 x 75 mm.; tipped onto an early album leaf, with ink border, fine. Uncommon: one of the last published portraits of Arthur Phillip, issued two years before his death, and updated to reflect his promotion in July 1810 to the new rank of Vice Admiral of the Red. The portrait is evidently based on the original by Francis Wheatley of 1786, which was first published as the frontispiece to Phillip's Voyage to Botany Bay in 1789. However, what is most significant about the present example is that the naval uniform of Phillip has been updated to reflect his 1812 naval rank of Vice Admiral of the Red Squadron. On his return to England Phillip had a distinguished naval career which saw him promoted as commander of the Hampshire Sea Fencibles in 1798, charged with the responsibility of defending the coast against invasion by Napoleon. The following year he became a rear admiral of the Blue, and he retired in 1805. The last nine years of his life saw him steadily advancing in the naval hierarchy while living in retirement in Bath, with his second wife Isabella. He died on 31 August 1814 three months after receiving his promotion to admiral of the Blue. This is an uncommon version of the famous Phillip portrait, known to be held in the Nan Kivell collection of the National Library of Australia, as well as apparently in an album associated with Ernest Favenc now held at the State Library of New South Wales. The publisher Joyce Gold was associated with the Naval Chronicle, and this portrait was originally published in that journal to accompany the short biography of Phillip published there in 1812. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Hohenburg oder der Odilien-Berg sammt seinen Umgebungen in topographischer und geschichtlicher Hinsicht.

      Strassburg, Silbermann, 1812.. circa 22 x 15 cm. VI SS., 1 Bl., 104 SS., 15 (10 gefaltete) Kupfertafeln Neuere Broschur. Seltene erste Ausgabe dieser hübsch ausgestatteten Monographie mit 15 Kupfertafeln. Der Autor beginnt mit der keltischen und römischen Periode des Berges und schildert die Gründungen wie auch weitere Entwicklung der Klosteranlagen etc.. - Etwas fleckig oder wasserrandig, meist jedoch nur in den breiten Rändern. Ganz unbeschnitten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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