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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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        Medical Inquiries And Observations Upon The Diseases Of The Mind.

      Published by Kimber & Richardson, Philadelphia 1812 - First edition, second issue. Tall 8vo., full contemporary calf, leather label, viii, 367pp. Some foxing throughout o/w a near fine copy. Garrison & Morton 4924, Norman 1867. The first American book on psychiatry, first published in 1812. "Of this work Daniel Hack Tuke states that had Rush written nothing else, it would given him an enduring name in the republic of medical letters. Considering the state of the science of psychiatry in Rush's time, it is one of the most noteworthy books on the subject." This important contribution a few months before Rush's death, and on it rests the sobriquet, applied to him, by Charles K. Mills, of "Father of American Psychiatry." He recognizes in this treatise, "the physical, mental and moral causes of insanity.He regarded disorders of the mind as forming part of the general course of medicine, and, as indicated in a published syllabus, insisted upon their being placed in the curriculum. He also recognizes that in the way of the bookseller lies mental derangement when he gives, as one of its causes, "the frequent and rapid transition of the mind from one subject to another. It is said that booksellers have sometimes become deranged from this cause. " [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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.

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        TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF BRAZIL, Particularly in th Gold and Diaond Districts of that Country, by Authority of the Prince Regent of Portugal, including a Voyage to the Rio de la Plata, and an Historical Sketch of the Revolution of Buenos Ayres.

      Longman, Hurst,, London: 1812 - 366 pp. First edition; later, 3/4 brown calf; marble boards; decorative gilt spine, black morocco label with gilt lettering stamped across the spine; marble endpapers; black headbands; fp. with tissue guard plus 6 engraved plates, all with tissue guards, illustrate: 3 mining; 1 sea shells; 1 minerals (hand colored); and 1 map of the author's route; binding directions. Binding tight; boards very clean, corners ever-so-lightly bumped; other than moderate foxing, internally pristine; see additional images provided; others supplied upon request; heavy book may require additional shipping fee. Mawe was one of the first foreigners allowed to travel freely in Brazil, given permission to travel there by the Prince Regent of Portugal. A geologist, he was insterested in natural resources such as gold, diamonds, and precious stones. Quoting Borba 541: "Mawe's book enjoyed considerable success, as indicated by the numerous editions and translations. t is evident that the success of Mawe's book lies in the fact that it is the first 'de visu' account of the gold and diamond mines in Brazil. As Taunay noted, the view of the Jaragu? mining camp is the first landscape document which exists of the interior of S?o Paulo. A beautiful copy of a rare and important work; Mawe was the first non Portuguese into the gold and diamond region in the interior of Brazil (Minas Gerais). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires sur l'organisation de l'iris et l'opération de la pupille artificielle

      Paschoud, Paris 1812 - In-8. [200 x 123 mm] Collation : (4), 69 pp. 1 planches h.-t. Demi-veau brun, dos orné, étiquette de titre rouge. (Reliure de l'époque.). Première édition. L'ophtalmologiste suisse Jean-Pierre Maunoir (1768-1861) présente sa méthode d'iridectomie, qui sera reprise par la plupart de ses confrères. "The procedure for iridectomy modified by Maunoir, a Swiss surgeon and ophtalmologist, was widely adopted by other ophthalmic surgeons. It was incorporated into the ophthalmological textbooks of the period. Guthrie summarizes Maunoir's technique and Scarpa's adaptation of it." Becker, collection in ophtalmology 250. Illustré par une jolie planche à plusieurs sujets. Très bel exemplaire.

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        Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes ? Sur les corvettes le Géographe, le Naturaliste, et la goélette le Casuarina, pendant les années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804

      Imprimerie Impériale [Royale], 1807-1816-1807-1811-1815-, Paris 1812 - Bound in five volumes; a handsome set of the complete official edition, including the "general reader's edition", comprising the two-volume quarto text with portrait frontispiece and two folding tables, the two-parts of the large quarto atlas bound as a single volume containing 40 plates (23 coloured and two folding) and 14 maps (two double-page); together with the "Partie Navigation", comprising a quarto text volume and imperial folio hydrographical atlas, the latter with engraved title, contents and 32 engraved charts, all pages in the imperial atlas expertly mounted on new binder's stubs; a few very sporadic spots, but the set in fine untrimmed condition, the plates crisp and the colouring bright, bound in matching French quarter red morocco over marbled boards, corners pointed in vellum. FINISHED. A fine set of the full account of the Baudin voyage. An extremely good set of the first edition of the complete official account of the Baudin voyage to Australia and the Pacific, sent out by the French government in 1800 with orders to complete the cartographic survey of the Australian coast. This set is in unusually fine condition, with the plates notably crisp and, where appropriate, with the delicate original hand-colouring. This set includes the official account of the voyage (sometimes called the "general reader's edition"), as well as the large-format atlas and its accompanying volume of text: the atlas was published in 1812 and is the first Australian atlas, while the accompanying volume of text is effectively an early pilot's guide to the coast. Baudin's two ships, the Géographe and the Naturaliste, left Le Havre on 19 October 1800 and reached Mauritius six months later, but shipboard quarrels and illness caused a mass defection of scientists and sailors. Having rejigged his crew, Baudin set sail for New Holland, sighting Cape Leeuwin on 27 May and anchoring in Geographe Bay three days later. He sailed north and examined Rottnest Island and Swan River, but the two ships became separated on 11 June. The Géographe finally anchored at Shark Bay on 27 June, but had left by the time the Naturaliste arrived. The latter vessel stayed on in Shark Bay to make an extensive survey - including the discovery of the Vlamingh plate - while Baudin and the Géographe worked along the difficult coast past the North West Cape. The two ships ultimately arrived in Timor in August and September; tropical diseases were already causing deaths among the crew. In November they sailed south for Cape Leeuwin where Baudin, ignoring his instructions to begin charting the south coast immediately, headed for Tasmania, making the D'Entrecasteaux Channel in early January. The two vessels began a close survey of the east coast, again becoming separated. Hamelin on the Naturaliste crossed Bass Strait and made a survey of Western Port before running for Port Jackson. Meanwhile Baudin began his survey of "Terre Napoleon", meeting Matthew Flinders at Encounter Bay in April. Worn out, Baudin turned for Sydney, but chose to again round the southern tip of Tasmania, meaning that he did not arrive off Port Jackson until 17 June, his crew severely weakened by scurvy. Hamelin had actually already headed out to search for Baudin in Bass Strait, but the combination of a storm and poor provisions saw him back in Sydney a few days later, and the two ships stayed in Sydney until November. Warmly and hospitably entertained by Governor King, the French spent their time recuperating and making sense of their collections. In Sydney Baudin purchased a small vessel which he named the Casuarina, placing the relatively young officer Louis de Freycinet in charge. The Casuarina, just 29 feet in length, was acquired to help make the difficult inshore surveys, and Louis' appointment should be understood as an early notice of his skills in charting. The three vessels left Sydney together, but Baudin decided to send the Naturaliste directly back to France, and Hamelin reached Le Havre [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Copy of an English Translation of Waterton's Letter to the Commander of Fort St. Joachim, Portuguese Guiana, During his 1812 Expedition].

      - First half of the 19th century. Octavo (ca. 21x16,5 cm). 3 pp. Brown ink on bluish paper; inscription on the 4th page "Translation of Chl. Waterton's letter to __". Fold marks, otherwise a very good letter. A good 19th century English translation of Charles Waterton's letter to the commander of Fort St. Joachim, Branco River, Portuguese Guiana (modern Brazil). The original letter was written in Spanish during Waterton's first exploratory journey into Guyana's remote inland in 1812, with one of the purposes being to study the nature of the wourali poison, better known as curare. The description of the meeting with the Portuguese commander, as well as the Spanish text of the letter were published in the first edition of Waterton's travel account "Wanderings in South America, the South-West of the United States and the Antilles, in the Years 1812, 1816, 1820 and 1824" (London, 1825). Waterton wished to see "the stronghold of the Portuguese for which I beg the favour of Your Excellency and permission", reassuring that his "motives are the most honorable I came latterly from Demarara which place I left on the 5th of April to see this beautiful Country and collect a few Curiosities, particularly the poison called Wourali". He proceeded with the latest news of the war with Napoleon: "Valencia had fallen into the hands of the common Enemy and General Blake with his brave troops had been made prisoners of war Lord Wellington had taken possession of the City of Rodrigo". An interesting note in the end tells: "I beg you to excuse this Letter not being written in Ink - and Indian having dropped the inkstand, it broke into pieces". The letter is signed as "Carlos Waterton." Charles Waterton was a British naturalist and explorer; he travelled four times in the interior of Guiana in 1812-1824 and was the first to bring the curare poison to Europe. "In 1825, Charles Waterton described a classical experiment in which he kept a curarized female donkey alive by artificial respiration with a bellows through a tracheostomy (Wikipedia). Waterton is also considered as one of the first environmentalists. He has been described by David Attenborough as "one of the first people anywhere to recognize not only that the natural world was of great importance but that it needed protection as humanity made more and more demands on it" (Wikipedia).

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        Asiatic Researches; or, Transactions of the Society , Instituted in Bengal, For Inquiring into the History and Antiquities, The Arts, Sciences and Literature of Asia

      printed for J.Sewell; Vernor and Hood, and others, 1799-, London 1812 - Eleven volumes, quarto, with a total of 132 plates (of which 24 are folding), some handcoloured; a fine set in handsome matching contemporary polished half calf with gilt spines. A magnificent set. The first eleven years of this important publication in a marvellous contemporary binding, from a period when India was the fulcrum of British activity in the region. The journal covers everything from non-Western medicine to mystic poetry, and includes serious scholarly papers such as Sir William Jones On the Hindus - the first paper to demonstrate the unity of the Indo-European languages. Printing and the Mind of Man acknowledges the tremendous importance of Jones' paper 'This slim paper?marks a turning point in the history of linguistics and signalled the birth of comparative philology.' In it Jones first revealed the similarity of Sanskrit, Greek, Gothic and Latin languages; and by so doing gave rise to the new discipline of Indo-European studies. The entry for Jones' On the Hindus included in Printing and the Mind of Man refers to the original slim pamphlet published by the Bengal Asiatic Society in 1788. This London edition of eleven volumes published between 1799 to 1812 reprints the original Calcutta papers of the Society issued from 1784 onwards. Accordingly, Jones' paper forms pp. 415-431 of the first volume published in 1799 of the London edition. The Asiatic Society was instituted in 1784, comprising members of the East India Company stationed in Bengal and further afield alongside merchants, scholars and literati living in Britain with a deep interest in the history and cultures of Asia. The geographical scope of the studies is significant, from Arabia to Indonesia, encompassing the Indian subcontinent, China, Nepal and Tibet. The diversity of articles is astonishing, ranging from ancient history and languages through to natural history, ethnology and astronomy. Interestingly, a number of articles concern the peoples and trading products of South-East Asia including articles on the Andaman Islands and the ethnology of the Nassau Islands off Sumatra. Entries on inter-island trade and natural commodities include a detailed article of ten pages on the varieties of pepper cultivated in Prince of Wales Island (present day Penang in Malaysia). Other antiquarian articles of enduring interest include an examination of an Arabic manuscript of Aristotle, reference to Egypt and the flooding of the Nile in ancient Hindu literature and the Indian cosmology of ecliptic time. Such historical material is published alongside geographical and scientific papers such as the trigonometric survey of India by William Lambton and William Petrie (including a magnificent engraved map of the triangulation method). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        "Vue d'Oberwesel et la Ruine de Schomberg". Prächtige Gesamtansicht vom Rhein aus, links die Ruine Schönberg.

      . Altkol. Aquatinta von Radl nach Schütz, 1812, 47,5 x 59 cm.. Schönes Blatt in kräftigem Altkolorit. - Auf Chinapapier aufgezogen, mit wenigen Restaurierungen in den Rändern.

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        THE LOYALISTS An Historical Novel In Three Volumes

      Longman Hurst Rees Orme And Brown, 1812.. Longman Hurst Rees Orme And Brown, 1812.. 2nd edn. 3 vols. 12mo. Contemporary gilt lettered half calf on marbled paper-laid boards (edges rather rubbed and worn). Pp. 364 + 307 + 352 (inner hinges weakened; extensive pencil scribbles to front and rear endpapers of vol III; previous owner's neat 1814 inscription on title page of vol I and front free endpaper of each volume). .

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

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Cadiz. 1812. Imprenta Real, Imprenta Tormentaria. Encuadernacion pasta con hierros dorados. 15X10. 8h+120Pag+134Pag. Discurso preliminar leido en las Cortes al presentar la Comision de Constitucion el proyecto de ella y Constitucion Politica de la Monarquia Espanola promulgada en Cadiz a 18 de marzo de 1812, La Pepa o La Constitucion de Cadiz. La Obra que presentamos era de Juan del Valle (foto, Balle), diputado por Cataluna. Fue elegido Secretario de las Cortes por setenta y seis votos, y Vicepresidente por sesenta y siete, frente a los treina y tres de Martinez de Tejada y los ocho de Gonzalez Colombres. En el debate sobre la Memoria de la gestion de los Ministros, de forma contundente afirmo, que tenia que decir verdades amargas que demostrarian hasta la evidencia que en los negocios publicos no habia un plan fijo y sistematico, anadiendo, a continuacion, que la falta de orden y de sistema en los ramos de la administracion publica traia consigo la ruina de la Patria. Ejemplar de Museo. Ref 7.4 Biblioteca A.

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        The Works of William Robertson

      London - Cadell and Davies ; F. C. and J. Rivington ; Wilkie and Robinson et al 1812 - %0D%0AA set of The Works of William Robertson, Fellow of the Royal Society, and Principal of the University, of Edinburgh, Historiographer to His Majesty for Scotland, and Member of the Royal Academy of History at Madrid. %0D%0ATo which is prefixed, an account of his Life and Writings, by Dugald Stewart. %0D%0AComplete in twelve volumes. %0D%0AVolumes I and II and IIIconsist of The History of Scotland, Volume IV, V, VI an VII consistof The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V, Volumes VIII, IX, X and XIconsist of The History of America and Volume XII consists of The History of India. %0D%0AWith engraved frontisipieces or fold-out maps to the front of each volume. %0D%0AWilliam Robertson FRSE FSA Scot (19 September 1721 11 June 1793) was a Scottish historian, minister in the Church of Scotland, and Principal of the University of Edinburgh. The thirty years during which [he] presided over the University perhaps represent the highest point in its history. %0D%0ARobertson was born at the Manse of Borthwick, Midlothian, and educated at Borthwick Parish School, Dalkeith Grammar School, and at the University of Edinburgh (173341), where he studied divinity (DD 1759). He became minister at Gladsmuir (East Lothian) in 1743 and later at Lady Yester's Kirk and Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh. A staunch Presbyterian and Whig, he volunteered to defend the city against the Jacobites led by Prince Charles Edward Stuart in 1745. %0D%0ARobertson became Royal Chaplain to George III (1761), Principal of the University of Edinburgh (1762), Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1763, and Historiographer Royal in 1764, reviving a role within the Royal household in Scotland that had been in abeyance from 1709 until 1763. He was also a member of The Poker Club. %0D%0AHis most notable work was perhaps his History of Scotland 1542 - 1603, begun in 1753 and first published in 1759. He was a significant figure in the Scottish Enlightenment and also of the moderates in the Church of Scotland. %0D%0ARobertson is buried at Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh and he now gives his name to the nearby William Robertson Wing of the Old Medical School buildings at the University of Edinburgh on Teviot Place, home to the School of History, Classics and Archaeology. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn full calf leather bindings with raised bands to the spines. Externally, sound with slight rubbing. There is some bumping to the tops and tails of the spines. Some joints are starting but firm. There is some loss to the backstrip on volume II. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered light foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD. %0D%0A%0D%0A [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vorlesungen über die angewandte Taktik oder die eigentliche Kriegswissenschaft. Erster Theil, erster Band(Heeresversorgung und Stellungskunst) und zweyter Band (Bewegungskunst und Gefechtslehre); 221 und 372 Seiten;

      . 5 ausfaltbare Tafeln in Kupferstich; originaler Pappband der Zeit (19x12cm); Anton Strauß Wien 1812 Joseph Christian Auracher von Aurach, österreichischer Generalmajor, bekannter Militärschriftsteller, geb. zu Olmütz 20 Dez. 1756, gest. zu Wien 30 Dez. 1831. Theils im aktiven Dienst, theils (1802) als Professor der Kriegswissenschaft an der Neustädter Akademie thätig, trat er nach 14 Feldzügen 1818 als Generalmajor in Pension und widmete scih ganz der schriftstellerischen Tätigkeit. Seine vornehmlich in das Gebiet der Taktik, Terrainlehre und Terraindarstellung einschlagenden Arbeiten führt Wurzbach's Biogr. Leikon. auf..

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        Travels In South Africa. Undertaken at the Request of the Missionary Societ

      London: Printed for the Author by T. Rutt, Published by Black and Parry. - Tall 8vo., early 20th century half calf, marble boards, (xvi), 564pp. Withillustrations and a large folding map. The map has been professionally reinforced on the verso, plates somewhat foxed, some rubbing along spine but certainly a very good copy of this important work on South Africa. ".thedirectors of the London Missionary Society decided to send the author to South Africa to inspect their settlements, and he sailed on June 24, 1812, arriving at Cape Town in October. Being advised not to go far up country during the fiercest heat of the summer, Mr. Campbell filled up his time by paying visits to Stellenbosch, Caledon and Genadendal.In March he arrived at Bethelsdorp, the main station of the London Society.he proceeded to Albany, and pushing through Kaffraria, saw a good deal of the resident Boersof the interior.Near Graaff-Reinert the party met the celebrated Traveller, burchell, and later on they journeyed through the Snewburg and "Bushmen's Country" till they reached Klaar Water, from which place they pushed on for Lattakoo. There is an interesting account of the chief and his people, with some notes on teh Wankentzens, an adjoining tribe who, seven years before had massacred Dr. Cowan and a party of over twenty Europeans.A visit was paid to Namaqualand, and there are some notes upon that country andDamaraland." (Mendelssohn). Mendelssohn noting the third edition only. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenhändig geschriebener Brief. Mit Unterschrift. 1 Seite gefaltet.

      (ohne Datum).. 12x10 cm. (wohl erhalten, kleiner Ausriß von Siegel hinten). Auflage:0. Friedrich Adolf Ferdinand von Flotow (* 26. April 1812 auf seinem väterlichen Gut Teutendorf im Mecklenburgischen, + 24. Januar 1883 in Darmstadt), deutscher Opernkomponist. "Bevor ich Ihre Zeilen erhielt, hatte ich eine Einladung zu einem Diner angenommen, es wird mir dadurch unmöglich gemacht die mir so angenehme Visite für heute anzunehmen. Wollten aber der Graf mit Ihnen mir die Freunde Ihres Besuchs einen anderen Tag schenken, so wird mir jede Stunde willkommen sein ...]Hochachtungsvoll F. v. Flotow."

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        Catalogue De Quelques Tableaux, Estampes Encadrées, En Feuilles et En Recueil; et Livres Après Le Décês De M.***, Graveur et Marchand D'estampes

      , 1812. 1812. Cette vente se fera les mardi 1, mercredi 2, jeudi 3, et vendredi 4 décembre... Paris, 1812. 24pp. Some small stamps. 19th century hcloth. Marbled boards.

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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.. 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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        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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        Traité pratique des hernies, ou Mémoires anatomiques et chirurgicaux sur ces maladies. PLANCHES

      Gabon, Libraire, place de l'Ecole de Médecine, n°.2, Paris 1812 - In-folio relié, 260 x 390 mm, 15pp. (explication des planches), 11 planches gravées et 10 planches d'esquisses, sous serpentes. Reliure usagées, morsure en coiffe inférieure, coins très émoussés. Les serpentes sont couvertes de rousseurs. Auréoles d'humidité sur les pages d'explication. Une tâche de 5x4cm sur les 2 dernières planches. A folio atlas volume of 15 pp., with eleven fine engraved plates, each with a tissue guard and accompanied by ten outline plates. ATLAS DES PLANCHES SEUL. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ansicht von Ruine Kloster Rupertsberg mit der Nahe und der Drususbrücke im Hintergrund.

      Gouache, datiert 1812. Ca. 24 x 38 cm (Blattformat), ca. 30,5 x 44 cm (Rahmenaußenmaß).. . Gerahmt in zeitgenössischem Nußbaumholzrahmen mit ebonisierten Ecken, altem Glas und Holzrückwand. Rückseitig mit Tinte alt beschriftet (schlecht lesbar, da auf Holz geschrieben): "Alte Ruine von st. Robatus an der Naa Bingen gegenüber". Außerdem ein Name (Nachname unleserlich) mit Datierung: "Franz ... 1812".

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        A Portraiture of the City of Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsylvania.

      Philadelphia 1812 - Thomas Holme - A Portraiture of the City of Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsylvania., London 1683, (1812) Fourth State, Sheet size: 13 1/8" x 18"

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        Histoire de Russie, et des principales nations de l'empire Russe. Quatrième Édition, Revue et augmentée d'une Vie inédite de Catherine II, par l'Auteur continuée jusqu'à la mort de Paul Ier, et publiée avec des Notes, Par MM. Malte-Brun et Depping. Dazu: Atlas de l'histoire de Russie et des principales nations de l'empire Russe.

      Fournier, Ferra, Paris, 1812 - 8 Bände und Atlas. Paris, Fournier, Ferra 1812. 20 x 13,5 cm (Atlas 26 x 20,5 cm). Zusammen mehr als 3.500 Seiten. Atlasband mit 61 Porträts und einer mehrfach gefalteten Kupferstich-Karte. Braune Halblederbände des 19. Jahrhunderts mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Atlas abweichend in grün, Vergoldung dort dezent. Rücken etwas berieben. Vorsätze und äussere Blätter der Textbände leimschattig. Nur vereinzelt etwas fleckig bzw. angestaubt. Rechte Hälfte der Karte etwas unsauber gedruckt. Graesse IV, 190. Alle Bände (auch der Atlas) mit Exlibris einer französischen Schloßbibliothek. Die riesige "Carte générale de l'Empire de Russie" (56 x 120 cm, aus zwei Blättern zusammengesetzt) zeigt das Russische Reich in seiner Ausdehnung von Europa bis zum Pazifik, ist ebenfalls 1812 datiert und von Tardieu gestochen. Die Porträts sind numeriert 1-60 und 36b. Auf der Rückseite der Vortitelblätter der Textbände mit dem Druckvermerk "Imprimerie De J.-L. Chanson". Pierre-Charles Levesque (1736 -1812) hatte sieben Jahre in Sankt Petersburg als Professor für Literatur an der Kadettenlehranstalt gelebt. Im Gegensatz zu Voltaire beherrschte er die russische Sprache und konnte so die wichtigsten russischen Untersuchungen rezipieren. Seine "Histoire de Russie" (erstmals 1782/83) wurde von Karamzin als beste der bis zu diesem Zeitpunkt erschienen Russlandhistorien bezeichnet. Selten. Rücken etwas berieben. Vorsätze und äussere Blätter der Textbände leimschattig. Nur vereinzelt etwas fleckig bzw. angestaubt. Rechte Hälfte der Karte etwas unsauber gedruckt. Braune Halblederbände des 19. Jahrhunderts mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Atlas abweichend in grün, Vergoldung dort dezent.

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        Anatomie Generale Appliqu?e a la Physiologie et a la M?dicine

      Paris - Brosson; Gabon, 1812. Paris - Brosson; Gabon, 1812 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Anatomie Generale Applique a la Physiologie et a la Mdicineby Xavier Bichat, adoctor atthe Grand Hospice of Humanity Paris, Professor of Anatomy and Physiology. In French. A new edition. Volumes two and four of a four volume set. Marie Franois Xavier Bichat (1771 - 1802) was aFrenchanatomist and physiologist. Bichat is best remembered as the father of modern histology and pathology. Despite the fact that he worked without a microscope he was able to advance greatly the understanding of the human body. He was the first to introduce the notion of tissues as distinct entities. He maintained that diseases attacked tissues rather than whole organs. Bound by Cooper and Co. Limited, Birmingham with binder's label to front pastedowns. Condition: Rebound in cloth. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities, the odd slight mark to boards and institutional stamps to spines. Front hinge to second volume strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the odd spot and handling mark, occasional background foxing and institutional ink stamps. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Pictures of Grecian History in Miniature,

      Darton, Heryry & Darton, London 1812 - 2½ by 2-5/8 inches. Publisher's full red leather, gilt spine title. Illustrated with 48 engraved plates. Leather lightly worn at spine and corners, with some rubbing and darkening, neat repair at the hinge, else his is a very good copy. Welsh 4999; Osborne p. 169. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Schloß Trausnitz bei Landshut. erbaut um 1178". Blick über mehrere Häuser zur Burg, im Vordergrund Gewässer mit zahlreichen Enten.

      . Radierung von Dom. Quaglio, 1812, 23,5 x 32,5 cm.. Trost R 52; Lentner 8671. - Ausdrucksstarke Radierung in einem guten Abzug. Mit ca. 1 cm Rand, Einriß im oberen Rand restauriert.

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        Die Statue Ioseph des IIten auf den Joseph's-Platz in Wien.

      [Wien], 1812.. Aquarellierte Tuschzeichnung. 540 x 392 mm. Unten rechts signiert und datiert "Thurner del. 1812". Zeitgenössisch unter Papierpassepartout mit getuschter, getönter Bordüre.. Schöne, großformatige Aquarelldarstellung des neuerrichteten Reiterstandbilds Kaiser Josephs II. (1741-90), in Auftrag gegeben von Josephs Neffen Franz II. (I.) und von Franz Anton Zauner in zwölfjähriger Arbeit nach dem Vorbild der Statue von Marc Aurel am Capitol in Rom gestaltet. Das Denkmal wurde am 3. November 1807 enthüllt; die ursprüngliche Farbe der heute grün patinierten Bronzestatue ist auf dem Bild noch deutlich zu erkennen. Die Ansicht des Josefsplatzes zeigt im Hintergrund die Hofburg mit der Hofbibliothek und links das Palais Pallavicini, dessen Karyatidenportal ebenfalls ein Werk Zauners ist, und besticht durch die reizende vorbiedermeierliche figürliche Staffage. - Tadellos erhalten.

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        Gesamtansicht ('Moskau').

      . Kupferstich b. Karl August Ferdinand Venus in Zittau, 1812, 17 x 26 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). (Extrem selten!)

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        China; Its Costume, Arts, Manufactures &C. 3 Volumes

      London, J.J. Stockdale 1812 - 3 Volumes. Volumes I-III only. 128p., 125p., 135p., ill. hand-colored pl. Bound in contemporary quarter leather. Marbled boards. Wear to extremities. Volume II front board almost detached. Front boards starting. Chipping and loss to spines. Clean, unmarked pages with tanning, foxing. Abbey Travel 535 note; Lust 1243; Cordier, Sinica p 65; Colas 435; Lipperheide (1963) 1525. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité complet sur la théorie et la pratique du nivellement

      Fabre, (1812), Draguignan - In-4. [280 x 208 mm] Collation : XXVI, 368 pp., 6 tableaux dépliants, 21 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Demi-basane rouge, dos orné. (Relié vers 1880.). Première édition. Elle est illustrée par 21 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Jean-Antoine Fabre (1749-1834), né à Saint-André (Basses-Alpes), était ingénieur hydraulique des Etats de Provence, puis ingénieur en chef des Ponts et Chaussées jusqu'en 1812. Traité complet par lequel "on connaîtra parfaitement les règles du nivellement, et on sera en état de les appliquer aux diverses parties des travaux publics, sans être exposé aux erreurs inévitables dans les premières opérations de la pratique." Cette première édition a été publiée à Draguignan, la suivante le sera à Paris. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        The Poetical Works of William Shenstone

      London - Suttaby, Evance & Fox, and Crosby & Co, 1812. London - Suttaby, Evance & Fox, and Crosby & Co, 1812 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Leather bound volume with gilt title to the spine and gilt detailing to the boards. William Shenstone (November 18, 1714 February 11, 1763) was an English poet and one of the earliest practitioners of landscape gardening through the development of his estate, The Leasowes. Shenstone's poems of nature were written in praise of her most artificial aspects, but the emotions they express were obviously genuine. His Schoolmistress was admired by Oliver Goldsmith, with whom Shenstone had much in common, and his Elegies written at various times and to some extent biographical in character won the praise of Robert Burns who, in the preface to Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Dialect (1786), called him, that celebrated poet whose divine elegies do honor to our language, our nation and our species. The best example of purely technical skill in his works is perhaps his success in the management of the anapaestic trimeter in his Pastoral Ballad in Four Parts (written in 1743), included in this volume. Condition: The volume has been rebound. The binding is generally tight and firm with both covers and all pages securely attached. There is some wear to the extremities including bumping to the corners. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional handling mark and odd spot. There are two copperplate signatures on the front blank end papers. Overall the volume is in very good condition..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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.. 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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Sketches, historical and descriptive, of Louisiana

      Mathew Carey, Philadelphia 1812 - By Major Amos Stoddard member of the U.S.M.P.S. and of the New York Historical Society.8vo, vii,172,175-488 p. Pagination skips at page 172 but complete. Original gray boards, tan paper spine with printed label, uncut. Lower corners of some leaves stained. Signatures in ink on title of Lucien Carr and Thomas L. Hodges, M.D. of Bismarck, Arkansas. Dr. Thomas Luther Hodges was an Arkansas historian and Carr was author of the "Missouri" volume in the American Commonwealth series. The United States Military Philosophical Society was a short lived effort at West Point to form a scientific society similar to the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia. In the early years of the Military Academy, it was the foremost scientific technical school in America. Crack in spine. In half black morocco and marbelled boards clamshell box. S&S1021; Graff 3994; Field 1505; Clark II:168; Raines, p.196; Sabin 91928; Rader 2984; Wagner-Camp 10c.

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        Emblems, Divine and Moral

      nbsp;Chiswick - J. Mawman et al, 1812. nbsp;Chiswick - J. Mawman et al, 1812 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely little book of religious reverential poetry and illustrations from the 1600s. With a vignette title and emblem illustrations throughout. Emblem books are a category of mainly didactic illustrated book printed in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries, typically containing a number of emblematic images with explanatory text. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbledboards. Externally rubbed, joints starting. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with light scattered spotting. Remnants of bookplate attached to front pastedown. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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