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        Temple of Flora or Garden of the Botanist, Poet, Painter and Philosopher.

      London: Published by Dr. Thornton. "Lottery Edition". 1812 - Small folio; size of the binding: 12 1/8 inches x 15 1/2 in., with the hand-colored aquatint frontispiece, the engraved title-pages, two uncolored, engraved plates, and the 28 colored engraved flower plates, that are finished by hand, including the Persian Cyclamen plate.(With vignette and two plates in stipple, and twenty-nine plates in colors). Bound in full, contemporary straight-grain red morocco, with five bands across the spine, and the spine richly gilt, with a geometric gilt design of single line borders , and blindstamped tooling on the covers, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. The cover corners show light wear. An exceptionally fine copy. With the Louise Ward Watkins (Anthony Euwer) bookplate inserted; and an early inscription on the front flyleaf: C. Mackenzie From her dear Brother Sir Harry Niven Lumsden. The color plates in this copy are clean and quite brightly colored. Flowers pictured include: Snowdrops, roses, hyacinths, tulips, lilies, carnations, Night-blooming cereus, dragon arum, rhododendron, Persian cyclamen, Passion flowers, begonia, Egyptian water lily, artichoke protea. Weight: 6 1/2 lbs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The History of the Abbey Church of St. Peter's Westminster, Its Antiquities and Monuments (First Edition, 2 Volumes Complete)

      Printed for R. Ackermann by L. Harrison and J. C. Leigh., London 1812 - 2 volumes. FIRST EDITION. Bound in modern dark green three quarter crushed morocco leather morocco with marbled boards and raised bands. The plates are in excellent condition with rich coloring. No foxing -- no foxing -- at all. Volume I: xviii, 330, [6 Index], [2 Arrangement of plates] pages; Volume II: [4], 275 [276 blank], [4 Index] pages. Colated and complete with all eighty-three aquatint plates. Frontispiece portrait of William Vincent and plan of Westminster are uncolored as indicated in Abbey #213. Illustrated [by F. Mackenzie, A. Pugin, J. Bluck, T. Uwins, G. Shepherd, J. Hamble, T. Sutherland and others]. 13.5 inches tall by 11 inches. Frontispiece is uncolored engraving of William Vincent. Evidence that the set is ex-lib as there are discreet erasures to the bottom margins of almost all plates, such being not immediately noticeable. This is the so-called "second issue", with the plate titled "Aymer de Valance" in the second volume signed "A. Pugin". One of the great Ackermann color-plate books, complete with plan, portrait line engraving, and 81 hand-colored aquatint plates. An attractive set with the plates in excellent, fresh condition. Photos available upon request. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Henry Callender Esq. Farb-Mezzotinto. Porträt des Golfers Henry Callender Esq. Colour mezzotint of Henry Callender Esq. (Captain of the society of Golfers at Blackheath). Engraved by William Ward, engraver to their R. H. the Prince Regent & Duke of York. Painted by L. F. Abbott. TO THE SOCIETY OF GOFFERS AT BLACKHEATH, This plate is with just respect Dedicated by their most humble Servant W.Ward.

      24 Buckingham Place, Fitzroy Square, Pub. by W. Ward 1812 - July 16, 1812. Unten links bezeichnet mit 'PROOF'. In the left hand corner at the bottom it is marked 'PROOF'. 50 x 40 cm (Plattenrand), unter Glas gerahmt (78 x 58 cm) - sehr schönes Exemplar des ausgesprochen seltenen Blattes; raely, in a very good condition 10100 Gramm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am St. Vith]
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        Blick auf das Schloß mit spitzem Dach und zwei Ecktürmchen, links eine Kapelle und eine Holzbrücke, im Vordergrund zwei Bauernhäuser und die Kapelle von Bad Petersbrunn.

      . Lithographie von Alois von Reichl, 1812, 35,5 x 62 cm.. Winkler 661, 13; Schober, Bilder aus dem Fünf-Seen-Land Nr. 102. - Die sehr seltene Ansicht leider im Himmel mit ca. 10 cm Bildverlust beschnitten.

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        State Of The Prisons In England, Scotland, And Wales. Not For The Debtor Only, But For Felons Also, and Other Less Criminal Offenders

      John Nichols and Son 1812 - Quarto, full leather. Gilt border on covers, gilt dec w/5 raised bands on spine. Black spine label with gilt lettering. Tips worn. Some rubbing and spotting to boards. Shallow gouge at top left edge of front cover. Leather flaked on spine. Slight chipping to left edge of spine label. Covers professionally rehinged using "Japanese" style hinge repair. Some dust soiling & foxing to endpapers. Center of title page browned due to offsetting from frontis. Dedication page creased. Armorial bookplate of (Sir) George Chetwynd, 2nd Baronet (1783-1850). He was Member of Parliament for Stafford, High Sheriff of Warwickshire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Academy for Grown Horsemen, An

      1812. How Not To Ride a Horse[BUNBURY, Henry]. GAMBADO, Geoffrey. An Academy for Grown Horsemen; Containing the Completest Instructions for Walking, Trotting, Cantering, Galloping, Stumbling, and Tumbling. Illustrated with Copper Plates, and Adorned with a Portrait of the Author. London: Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1812. Fourth edition. Small folio (12 5/8 x 10 in; 327 x 254 mm). xxviii, 36 pp. Half-title, stipple-engraved frontispiece, and eleven hand-colored plates. Original drab boards uncut with printed paper label on front cover, expertly rebacked. With the armorial bookplate of Hugh J. Chisholm. Housed in a later cloth drop-back box.Gambado’s droll classic on horsemanship featuring Bunbury’s humorous caricatures. A “singulier ouvrage” (Brunet). “Gambado is said to have been Francis Grose, compiler of A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue” (Riely, John C. Horace Walpole and ‘the Second Hogarth’, in Eighteenth Century Studies, Vol. 9, No. 1, Autumn, 1975). In addition to his works on antiquities, satiric essays, and volumes on non-standard words and meanings, Francis Grose (1731-1791) wrote Rules for Drawing Caricaturas: with an Essay on Comic Painting (1788); “though only an indifferent draughtsman, he mixed with professional and amateur artists, and exhibited at the Society of Artists in 1767–8 and at the Royal Academy in the nine years following” (Oxford Online DNB) - the frontispiece portrait of “Gambado” in The Academy, unsigned (all other signed Bunbury), bears an uncanny resemblance to Grose: a “stocky, corpulent figure which Grose himself caricatured (DNB),” perhaps here.The stipple engraved plates were designed by Henry William Bunbury (1750-1811). "Bunbury owed much during his lifetime to the charm of a genial nature, and to his position as a man of family and education. West flattered him, and Walpole enthusiastically compared him to Hogarth. He was the friend of Goldsmith, Garrick, and Reynolds, and the favourite of the Duke and Duchess of York, to whom in 1787 he was appointed equerry. All this, coupled with the facts that he was seldom, if ever, personal, and wholly abstained from political subjects, greatly aided his popularity with the printsellers and the public of his day, and secured his admission, as an honorary exhibitor, to the walls of the Academy, where between 1780 and 1808 his works frequently appeared… [They] are not without a good deal of grotesque drollery of the rough-and-ready kind in vogue towards the end of the last century¾that is to say, drollery depending in a great measure for its laughable qualities upon absurd contrasts, ludicrous distortions, horseplay, and personal misadventure." (DNB).“’The lovers of humor were inconsolable for the loss of Hogarth, but from his ashes a number of sportive geniuses have sprung up, and the works of Bunbury [et al] have entertained us’ (Walker’s Hibernian Magazine, May 1790). Just at this time, one of these ‘sportive geniuses’ was at the height of his popularity. Of the many amateur caricaturists who flourished during the second half of the eighteenth century, Bunbury was undoubtedly the most famous. His talents for depicting humorous incidents of everyday life and manners established him as a master of the burlesque, and his reputation in social caricature rivaled that of Thomas Rowlandson or James Gillray.” (Op cit Riely, p.28). The Plates:Portrait of GambadoThe Mistaken NotionA Bit of BloodOne Way to Stop Your HorseHow to Ride Genteel and Agreeable Down HillHow to Lose Your WayHow to Turn Any Horse, Mare, or GeldingHow to Stop Your Horse at PleasureHow to be Run Away WithHow to Pass a CarriageHow to Ride a Horse on Three LegsHow to Ride Up Hyde ParkHugh Joseph Chisholm 1847-1912) was a Canadian industrialist who later became a citizen of the United States. His early years as an entrepreneur in the news distribution business provided a foundation for his later accomplishments in the pulp and paper industry. His founding and leadership of pulp and paper, fibre-ware, and light and power companies as well as banks and railways made him a dominant figure in Maine industry. His legacy went beyond his reputation as a capitalist, however; he created the first forest management program for International Paper Company and developed a planned community for the workers in his mills which was a model for the nation.Cf. Huth 52. Cf. UCBA I,633. CF. Lowndes 860. Cf. Graesse III,22. Cf. Podeschi 90. Cf. Lewine 204. Cf. Allibone, vol I, p.282. Cf. Brunet II, 1474.

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        Autograph Document Signed

      Early Illinois surveyor and soldier; settled in Illinois as a War of 1812 veteran and served in the Black Hawk War in 1832; an investor in Texas, he relocated there in 1833 and founded the city of Wheelock in south central Texas, where he served as land agent, surveyor, rancher and farmer; a friend of Sam Houston, he served in the Texas revolution and throughout the Republic years; under President Anson Jones he served as Indian commissioner. ADS, 1p, 7 3/4" X 6 3/4", n.p. [Illinois], 1819 March 23. Very good. Moderately age toned; bit of minor edgewear. Promissory note in which Wheelock borrows $666.66 from Joseph Bowers and Daniel Converse, to be paid "Twelve months from this date." Boldly, legibly penned and co-signed at lower left by one A.E. Ross as witness. A retained draft, as attested by the squiggly circle drawn by Wheelock at right of his signature in lieu of an official courthouse embossing. Extremely interesting docketing on verso: On 30 May 1819, two months after this promissory note was written, the assignees sign over the note to DANIEL P. COOK (1795-1827). Below this, on 14 June 1819, Cook signs the note over to John T. Lusk. Cook was an important Illinois lawyer, publisher of the influential "Western Intelligencer" and a critical figure in Illinois achieving statehood; in 1818 he was elected to Congress, the state's only representative, and served four terms; dying at the young age of 33, the state's most famous county was named after him four years later. Anything in Cook's hand is quite scarce, and this choice example appears to have made its way into the law books ("Reports of Cases at Common Law and in Chancery, Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, From its First Organization in 1819, to the End of December Term, 1831" by Sidney Breese, second edition, with additional notes by Edwin Beecher; Chicago 1877). There the case of John T. Lusk vs. Daniel P. Cook is recorded, a cryptic case involving the assignments of two promissory notes from Cook to Lusk. Details of this specific Wheelock note are not mentioned there, but the fact that underneath the Cook note another hand (likely Lusk's) pens "Verdict for Lusk on two notes $1495.26" strongly suggests that this was one of the two notes involved in the lawsuit. An intriguing and scarce early Illinois item.

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        Lehrbuch der polizeilich-gerichtlichen Chemie. 2. vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage.

      Helmstedt, Fleckeisen, 1812.. (19,5 x 12 cm). XXXII, 675 (2) S., 1 Bl. Anzeigen. Pappband der Zeit.. Zweite, um über 200 Seiten vermehrte Auflage. - Remer (1775-1850), Professor für Medizin in Helmstedt, Königsberg und Breslau, verfasste zahlreiche Arbeiten zur Physik, Chemie und zur forensischen Medizin. In vorliegendem Werk behandelt er u.a. die Verfälschung von Lebensmitteln, unschädliches Koch- und Essgeschirr, den Arzneihandel, die Reinhaltung der Luft, den Betrug angeblicher Goldmacher, die Echtheit von Münzen, die Fälschung von Dokumenten, Gifte und die Vergiftung durch Arzneimittel etc. - Stempel auf Titel, sonst sehr sauber und gut erhalten. - Hirsch/H. IV, 765; Ferchl 438

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        Peach] Early Purple Peach; Peach of Mr. Padley's; Galand Peach (Violet Hative Peach)

      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 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 with the exception of some repairs to extreme edge of sheet not affecting image. Image size: 16 x 12 3/8 inches.

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        Gesamtans.,.

      . Kupferstich aus der Zittauer monatliche Neuigkeitsträger, 1812, 17 x 26. Extrem seltenes Blatt. - Nicht bei Schefold. - Unterer Rand, außerhalb der Abb. restauriert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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]

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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]

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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]

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        Handbuch für die Bewohner des Rhein- und Moseldepartements: Jahrgang 1812.,

      Koblenz: Pauli, o. J.,. - (18), 153, (99), 120 S., 1 Bl., 15 cm, Einfacher Pappband der Zeit mit geprägtem (unleserlichen) Rückentitel. Einband an den Ecken, Rändern und Kapiteln beschabt, Bezugsfehlstellen am hinteren Gelenk, Name auf vord. Vorsatz, ein Blatt mit kleiner Randläsur oben (ohne Textverlust), durchgehend etwas braunfleckig. Gesamt gutes, stabiles, auch textsauberes Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1010

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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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