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        Travels Through the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empire, in the Years 1793 and 1794 (Two Volumes)

      London: John Stockdale, 1812 552 pages, plus 24 of 25 plates (lacking #20; nine folding), 3 folding maps; 523 pages, plus 26 of 27 plates (lacking #4; 15 folding). Each volume with 14 vignettes, of which 13 are colored in volume I and 10 are colored in volume II. Early, though likely not contemporary, polished leather with raised spine bands and gilt stamped lettering. Marbled end leaves. Covers show scattered rubbing and light wear at spine ends. Joints of boards at spine are tender, though still hold. Contents show scattered light offsetting, a little foxing, and occasional smudges, but overall are fairly clean and intact. . Second Edition. Full Leather. Fair/No Jacket. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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        Travels In The Island Of Iceland, During The Summer Of The Year MDCCCX

      Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable & Company 1812 - Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable & Company. 1812, Second Edition. 4to. pp. xv, [2 leaves], 481. with half-title. 2 engraved maps (1 folding), 7 engraved plates (1 folding, 1 of music), 8 hand-coloured aquatints, & 15 engravings in the text. 4 folding tables, Index, Directions to Binders. 19th century half-leather with marbled boards and matching end leaves, leather covers ruled in bright gilt, ornate spine detail and lettering in bright gilt. An unusually clean copy in excellent condition. This edition has been slightly revised and a short account of the Revolution of 1809 added to the Appendix. Abbey, Travel, 160. Prideaux pp. 232 & 343. Tooley 314. Mackenzie was a distinguished mineralogist and president of the physical class of the Royal Society, traveled to Iceland in 1810 in the company of Drs. Henry Holland and Richard Bright. The present work is the joint production of the three men, Mackenzie contributing the narrative of the voyage and travels, and the chapters on mineralogy, rural economy and commerce, Dr. Bright the sections on zoology and botany, and Dr. Holland the chapters on literature, diseases, and government, laws and religion. "Although the scientific portions of the book have long been superseded, it contains much information of permanent interest on the social and economic condition of Iceland." (DNB) The mineralogical collections brought back from the expedition were spoken of with great admiration by Sir Charles Lyell. The fine hand-coloured aquatints of scenery and costume by J. Clark and text engravings and plates by R. Scott and E. Mitchell are based on original sketches by the three travelers, the majority drawn by Mackenzie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Apples] French Crab; Minshall Crab; Cockage Apple; Red Streack; Holland Burry; New Town Pippin

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 1812. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition with the exception of some soiling in the extreme edges of sheet. Bottom left corner has been expertly infilled. Image size: 16 x 12 1/2 inches. 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.

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        Medical Inquiries and Observations, upon the Diseases of the Mind

      

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        Sur l'Éducation nationale dans les Etats-Unis d'Amérique ; Seconde édition.

      Paris, Le Normant, Firmin Didot 1812 - in-8, 159 pp. (les premières et les dernières chiffrées en romain). avec un tabl. dépl., demi-veau havane, dos lisse, filets dorés (reliure moderne). Bon exemplaire. Cette deuxième édition est la première à paraître en France : l'originale de ce texte, demandé à l'auteur par Thomas Jefferson, parut d'abord en 1800 à l'adresse de Philadelphie. Partant de la constatation que l'instruction primaire des rudiments (lecture, écriture, calcul) est très répandue aux Etats-Unis, Dupont dresse un programme d'éducation à importer en Europe. Schelle, 99. Buisson, Dictionnaire de pédagogie, I, 750.

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        The Temple of Flora, or Garden of the Botanist, (the so-called 'lottery edition').

      London: By the author,1812. - Small Folio, half morocco, rubbed, inner edges gilt-tooled, spine gilt in compartments, sunned. Engraved pictorial title and half-title,original hand-coloured stipple-engraved frontispiece, 2 uncoloured stipple engraverdallegorical plates, and 28 original hand-coloured aquatint botanical plates, printed in blue on thick wove paper, each c.370 x 290mm., occasional marginal soiling, some spotting and offsetting to tissue guards only;presentation inscription by Lady Sidmouth on front free endpaper, recipient's name partially erased, and armorialbookplate of M. Philips. Inscribed "For Miss Georgiana ., a last remembrance from Lady Sidmouth'" presumably around 1842, the year the second Lady Sidmouth died. There is a second inscription, attached as Thornton Sidmouth 1, of 'M. Sidmouth, Richmond Park'. This is clearly a different hand to the other, and must be that of Marianne Sidmouth, at their White Lodge, Richmond Park address, the house given to Viscount Sidmouth by a grateful King George III, therefore presumably inscribed between 1823 and 1842*** This reduced-format version of Thornton's magnum opus was published in a vain attempt to finance the continuationof the magnificent folio edition started in 1799. Copies of the book and individual plates were sold by lottery, but thisventure also failed and bankrupted Thornton. The work, however, in both formats remains one of the greatest of all botanical works. This copy includes the plate depicting The Persian Cyclamen, which is sometimes missing. Sitwell, Great Flower Books, p. 143. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Termes De La Ley, Or Certain Difficult and Obscure Words and.

      1812 - First American Edition of Rastell's Termes de la Ley [Rastell, John (d.1536)]. Les Termes de la Ley, Or Certain Difficult and Obscure Words and Terms of the Common and Statute Laws of England, Now in Use, Expounded and Explained. Faithfully Translated From the Norman French, With Many Great and Useful Additions and Corrections Throughout the Whole Book, Never Printed in Any Other Impression. Portland: Printed by J. Johnson, 1812. iv, 391 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Moderate rubbing, a few light scuffs to boards, minor chipping to spine ends, front joint starting, corners bumped and somewhat worn, negligible worming to spine and front pastedown, moderate toning and occasional light foxing to text. Early owner inscription (of A.W. Hoyt of Deerfield, MA dated 1850) to front pastedown, interior otherwise clean. A nice copy. * First American edition, from the 1721 London edition. The title was also the second law dictionary printed in America. (A Philadelphia edition of Jacob's Law Dictionary was issued in 1811.) First published around 1523, Rastell's is the most important English law dictionary before Cowell's Interpreter (1607). Immediately successful, it went through at least twenty-nine editions, the last appearing in 1819. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 5450. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        THE EMPORIUM OF ARTS & SCIENCES

      Philadelphia, 1812. Contemporary three quarter red morocco and marbled boards. Slightly rubbed and bumped. Some foxing. A very good set. A work of great importance in the history of American technology. Issued as a magazine, it was founded by John Redman Coxe, professor of chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, who edited the first two volumes. After that it was edited by Thomas Cooper, one of the best known American scientists of the time. Articles cover all fields of technology, including much on steam engines (with a letter from Oliver Evans), iron manufacture, other metal working, telescopes, cookery, wine making, and a broad cross-section of technical topics. Although there are plates noted in the lists of illustrations which are not present here, the set is in a contemporary binding and there is no sign of their having been removed; it is likely that sets contained a varying number of plates. The number of plates present here corresponds to sets we have held previously. MOTT, AMERICAN MAGAZINES, p.151. SABIN 17283. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 25176. RINK 62.

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        \"Die K:b: Residenzstadt München erbaut um 1176, unter Heinrich dem Löwen\". Blick vom Gelände unterhalb des Gasteigs in westlicher Richtung über die Isar auf München, links die 1810 erbaute Kürassierkaserne, im Vordergrund reiche Staffage mit Fuhrwerken, Kutschen, Karren, Pferden, Hunden, Arbeitern und Bürgern.

       Radierung von Dom. Quaglio, 1812, 22,5 x 32,5 cm. Trost R48; Maillinger I,1768; Slg. Proebst 108; Lentner 1178: \"Sehr seltene Folge dieser prächtigen Radierungen, die mit zu dem schönsten gehören, was es über Alt-München gibt\". - Breitrandiger, schöner Abzug mit Zellers Adresse. Gerahmt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        A Journey Through Persia, Armenia, and Asia Minor, to Constantinople, in the Years 1808 and 1809

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1812. First edition. 26 plates (uncolored aquatints and uncolored line); 3 maps. 438 pp. Printed by J.G. Barnard, Skinner Street, London. 1 vols. 4to. Bound in contemporary gilt calf. new spine, gilt. dentelles, note says Bernard Quaritch states this binding done for exhibition. Ex Libris Ilys, Heliopolis. First edition. 26 plates (uncolored aquatints and uncolored line); 3 maps. 438 pp. Printed by J.G. Barnard, Skinner Street, London. 1 vols. 4to. James Justinian Morier, diplomat, traveller and novelist, published in 1812, the record of his journey to Persia which at once took rank as an important authority on a country then little known to Englishmen. "By its admirable style and accurate observation, its humour and graphic power, still holds a foremost place among early books of travel in Persia." (DNB) Morier was also the author of The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan (1824). Abbey 357

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        Medical Inquiries and Observations, upon the Diseases of the Mind.

      Philadelphia: Kimber & Richardson, 1812. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First edition, second issue. Recently rebound, cloth over marbled boards, new endpapers & flyleaves. Library blind stamp on title page, no other library marks. Three light spots on title page, pages a bit toned. 1812 Hard Cover. viii, 367, [4] pp. 8vo. An important work by the father of American psychiatry, who was also instrumental in the founding of the United States. Garrison-Morton 4924: 'The first American textbook on psychiatry, and, considering the state of that science in Rush’s time, one of the most noteworthy.'

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        [Pears] Striped Vert Longue

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 1812. 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. 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.

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        THE STAR, A WEEKLY JOURNAL OF NEWS, POLITICKS, LITERATURE, AND THE USEFUL ARTS, FOR THE YEAR 1812. VOLUME IV

      Raleigh, 1812. Folio. Original half calf and paper boards. Boards heavily worn, some chipping, joints partially split. A few short tears to text, long closed tear to one leaf, first few and last few leaves with heavy creasing, moderate foxing and tanning. A complete copy in good condition. A rare collection of this important Southern periodical, with all fifty-two weekly issues, four pages each, from 1812. THE STAR was a unique enterprise, a North Carolina newspaper that set out to print solid news instead of focusing on rumors or "stud horse advertisements." One of the editors' main intentions was to provide a platform for the advancement of agricultural interests in the state. The man who would be responsible for the success of the newspaper over its first fifteen years was Thomas Henderson, Jr., a North Carolina native who had printed newspapers since at least 1806. After he moved to Raleigh in 1807, Henderson formed a partnership with Dr. Calvin Jones to publish THE STAR. Their goal, stated in an announcement in the rival newspaper, the Raleigh REGISTER, was to "pursue a firm yet liberal line of conduct, often giving facts, more seldom opinions, and those ever so candid and dispassionate; solicitous always to stifle the baneful spirit of faction, and looking with a single eye to the happiness and honour of United America." To the modern sensibility, the high-minded motives and intentions of the editors of THE STAR pale in comparison to the printed record of the business of slavery that survives in the newspaper's pages. Each issue contains multiple advertisements for slave auctions, rewards for the capture of runaway slaves, and notices of slaves caught and held in jails awaiting retrieval from their masters. Most of the runaway slave notices feature a small engraved image of a fleeing African-American beside the text. Rewards for runaway slaves vary from as little as $10 to as much as $100, depending on the slave's skill set, and the rancor of the master. Many ads run for weeks at a time, sometimes using stronger language with each subsequent week. The July 10, 1812 issue lists a $100 reward for a runaway slave that encapsulates the tone of most of the slavery notices in the STAR: "Ranaway from the subscriber on the 6th of March last, a mulatto man by the name of Jack, well built, about five feet five or six inches high, 28 eight years of age, a tolerable shoe maker, and has been much in the habit of driving a wagon -- He has a scar on his forehead and a part of one of his upper foreteeth is broken off, one of his wrists broke and crooked, and his right leg pretty much shot with small shot which will shew very plainly." The ad continues for almost two column inches, and provides details of Jack's suspected whereabouts and that he has been passing as a free man by the name of John Revill. The original subscriber, Levi Whitted, placing the ad lives in Knoxville, and he is requesting the ad run for six more weeks. In addition to a wealth of information on the institution of slavery, this run of THE STAR also contains a voluminous amount of reports of naval battles between the United States and the British and other news at the outset of the War of 1812. Several issues towards the end of the year have a column devoted to the conflict, called "The War," with various reports and letters from combatants. An important Southern newspaper with rich content on slavery, the War of 1812, contemporary politics and literature, and the Southern way of life in the early 19th century. William S. Powell. DICTIONARY OF NORTH CAROLINA BIOGRAPHY, pp.108-109.

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        Map of the State of New York by Simeon De Witt Surveyor General Contracted from his large Map of the State

      New York, 1812. Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline, sectioned and linen-backed at a contemporary date. Housed in a black morocco backed box. Unique copy of De Witt's important 1804 map of New York, with county divisions updated to 1812. In 1778, George Washington appointed Simeon De Witt as the assistant to Robert Erskine, the first Geographer and Surveyor General of the United States, a position De Witt attained several years later. Following the war, De Witt became the first Surveyor General of New York, a position he held for an unprecedented fifty years. Among his first acts was to create the definitive first map of the state based on actual surveys. Following the settlement of the state's boundaries and accurate surveys which he directed, De Witt published a large wall map in 1802 - the first map of the state and the progenitor of similar mappings in other states. Two years later, De Witt issued this "contracted" version of his wall map, intending its circulation to meet a wider audience. According to Allen, however, the map, which was sold by subscription, "does not seem to have been as widely distributed as its predecessor, although it appears to have been designed to reach a wider audience. It may be that De Witt's 1804 map was unable to find a niche in competition with other small-scale maps of the state, such as those of Samuel Lewis" (Allen). Nevertheless, as Streeter commented, De Witt's 1804 map is "one of the earliest separate folding maps of New York after it became a state." Interestingly, the present copy suggests that De Witt, or an enterprising mapseller, made an additional attempt to market this map. This copy of the 1804 map is updated to 1812; that is, the map is as printed in 1804 but the county boundaries shown via period hand colouring depicts the state in 1812: the far western counties established in 1808 are clearly delineated (e.g. Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Niagara counties) but Erie County created in 1821 is not shown; Putnam county is shown separate from Dutchess County as per its establishment in 1812; Oneida County is shown with its western boundary on Lake Ontario, i.e. before the 1816 establishment of Oswego County; among other additions. In all the state is divided into 47 counties. We find no other example of De Witt's 1804 map altered in this fashion. The exactness and appearance of the colouring, however, suggests it to be a distinct issue of the map, or done for some official purpose, as opposed to an early owner's mere manuscript addition. Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers , pp. 73-83; Rumsey 2489; Streeter Sale 893; David Y. Allen, How Simeon De Witt Mapped New York State.

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        Travels In The Island Of Iceland, During The Summer Of The Year MDCCCX

      Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable & Company, Edinburgh, T.Payne, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown. London, 1812., 1812. 4to. pp. xv, [2 leaves], 481. with half-title. 2 engraved maps (1 folding), 7 engraved plates (1 folding, 1 of music), 8 hand-coloured aquatints, & 15 engravings in the text. 4 folding tables. 19th century cloth-backed bds., rebacked with spine mounted, new lettering piece (some wear to covers, some foxing - fairly heavy on some of the engraved plates but the aquatints are quite clean). Second Edition. Mackenzie, a distinguished mineralogist and president of the physical class of the Royal Society, travelled to Iceland in 1810 in the company of Drs. Henry Holland and Richard Bright. The present work is the joint production of the three men, Mackenzie contributing the narrative of the voyage and travels, and the chapters on mineralogy, rural economy and commerce, Dr. Bright the sections on zoology and botany, and Dr. Holland the chapters on literature, diseases, and government, laws and religion. "Although the scientific portions of the book have long been superseded, it contains much information of permanent interest on the social and economic condition of Iceland." (DNB) The mineralogical collections brought back from the expedition were spoken of with great admiration by Sir Charles Lyell. The fine hand-coloured aquatints of scenery and costume by J.Clark and text engravings and plates by R.Scott and E.Mitchell are based on original sketches by the three travellers, the majority drawn by Mackenzie. This edition has been slightly revised and a short account of the Revolution of 1809 added to the Appendix. Abbey, Travel, 160. Prideaux pp. 232 & 343. Tooley 314.. Hardcover.

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        Boxiana: or, Sketches of Antient and Modern Pugilism [Sketches of Modern Pugilism]. In four volumes

      London: 1821 / 1824. 4 volumes. iv, 484; viii, 580; viii, 640; vi, 672 pp. Half green morocco over marbled boards. Vol. 4 is in half brown calf. Raised bands to spines with gilt decoration and lettering. Slight wear to extremities and boards generally rubbed. Splitting to lower spine joint of vol. 4. Extra engraved title page to vols. 1 and 2. Subtitle to vol. 2: From the Championship of Cribb to the Present Time. Vol. 3: During the Championship of Cribb to Spring's Challenge to All England. Vol. 4: Containing All the Transactions of Note, Connected With The Prize Ring, During the Years, 1821, 1822, 1823. Internally generally quite clean, with occasional spotting to vol. 1. Repair to pp 89/90 in vol. 1. Lacks two plates in vol. 1, all other plates complete. All bindings firm. A VG set. . Very Good. Half Morocco. 1812. 8vo..

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS AND OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH, ACCORDING TO THE USE OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

      Philadelphia: Moses Thomas, 1812. Contemporary red morocco, gilt. Ownership stamping on cover, somewhat defaced, reading "E. Gerry." Minor foxing and soiling. Very good. Illustrated Book of Common Prayer for the Episcopal Church. This copy is notable for the ownership stamping on the cover: E. Gerry. Since, unfortunately, there is no inscription in the book, it is not possible to say definitively if this E. Gerry is Elbridge Gerry, the Founding Father; however, Elbridge Gerry was an Episcopalian and the time frame is correct (he died in 1814). As a man of stature, he surely would have owned a lovely copy of the prayer book, such as this. If this was indeed Elbridge Gerry's copy, it would have been used by him during his term as Vice President.

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        [Nectarine] Homerton's White Nectarine; Ford's Black Nectarine; Italian Nectarine

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 1812. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition. Image size: 16 3/8 x 12 1/8 inches. 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.

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        SKETCHES TOWARDS A HORTUS BOTANICUS AMERICANUS; OR, COLOURED PLATES (WITH A CATALOGUE AND CONCISE AND FAMILIAR DESCRIPTIONS OF MANY SPECIES) OF NEW AND VALUABLE PLANTS OF THE WEST INDIES AND NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA

      London, 1812. Quarto. Antique-style half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Titlepage slightly soiled, minor age toning. Contemporary gift inscription on first page of preface. Old repaired tear in bottom margin of first page of preface, touching a few lines of text. Very good. This copy bears a contemporary gift inscription on the first page of the preface: "The gift of Warwick Pearson Esq. of Kirky, Lonsdale, Westmoreland to Tho. Warwick Syndman, Antigua." Titford was a Jamaica-born physician who lived on that island for many years, travelled extensively in the United States, and described himself as a corresponding member of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts. Otherwise little is known about him, excepting this work, for which he made all of the original drawings for the beautiful handcolored plates. Titford's only known publication, the volume was originally issued in six parts, and editions appear with titlepages dated 1811 and 1812. These factors may account in part for the variations in pagination between extant copies, supporting Ian MacPhail's comment in his "Titford's HORTUS BOTANICUS AMERICANUS..." that "the cataloguer who is faced with the bewildering collation of J.W. Titford: SKETCHES TOWARDS A HORTUS BOTANICUS AMERICANUS, London, 1811, is likely to throw up his hands in despair." An exquisite color plate botanical work, one of the earliest to depict American plant species, here with a fine contemporary Caribbean provenance.

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        Werke. Erster (- Sechster und letzter) Band.

      bei Gerhard Fleischer d.Jüng. , Leipzig 1812 - In sieben Bänden [Bd.4 in drei Abteilungen, gebunden in zwei Bänden]. Leipzig, bei Gerhard Fleischer d.Jüng. 1812 – 1825. Gr-8°. I: XVI, 404 S.; II: VI, 544 S.; III: (2) Bll., XXXVI, 568 S.; IV,1: LIV, 253 S., (1) Bl.; IV,2: 276 S.; IV,3: VI, (1) weißes Bl., 430 S., (1) Bl.; V: XX, 482, 23 “Anhang”, (3) S. VI: VI,552 S. Pergamentbände d.Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung. Leicht angestaubt, leicht fleckig, die Decken leicht aufgewölbt. Erste Werkausgabe (Goedeke IV,694, 32; Schulte-Str. S.164,16; Hagen u.a., Handbuch der Editionen S.314,1). - Exemplar der besseren Ausgabe auf festem holländ. Papier. Bd.3 deutlich, sonst vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Die Ausgabe wurde von JACOBI selbst begonnen und mit "Nachschreiben" und "Beylagen" versehen. Nachdem er während der Vorarbeiten zu Bd.4 gestorben war, übernahmen F.KÖPPEN und F.ROTH die weitere Herausgabe. Da eine kritische Gesamtausgabe bislang fehlt, muss diese "Ausgabe letzter Hand" als die gültige gelten, obwohl einige Auslassungen feststellbar sind. Mit einer besonders langen Einleitung hat JACOBI den vierten Band versehen, der seine im Zusammenhang mit dem Streit mit MENDELSSOHN erschienen Schriften und als dritte Abteilung den Briefwechsel mit J.G.HAMANN (Erstdruck) enthält. JACOBI hatte den seit 1785 geführten Briefwechsel früher F.KÖPPEN zwecks separater Veröffentlichung gegeben, dann jedoch gewünscht, er möge dem vierten Band quasi als Erläuterung beigegeben werden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A JOURNEY THROUGH PERSIA, ARMENIA, AND ASIA MINOR, TO CONSTANTINOPLE, IN THE YEARS 1808 AND 1809; IN WHICH IS INCLUDED, SOME ACCOUNT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF HIS MAJESTY'S MISSION, UNDER SIR HARFORD JONES, BART. K. C. TO THE COURT OF THE KING OF PERSIA

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1812. First Edition. Hardcover. Library bookplate on front endpaper and small blindstamp to title page, a few text pages, and most of the plates. One page with vertical tear across, neatly repaired; a few other pages with minor repairs. Mild to moderate foxing. Very Good. Quarto (9" x 11-1/4") bound in modern red cloth, complete but for the original endpapers, half-title page, errata sheet, and list of plates. Illustrated with 17 aquatint plates, 9 engraved plates, and 3 engraved folding maps. Abbey, Travel 357; Atabey 836; Weber I, 26

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        Kunst- und Schönfärbers Farbenbuch zum häuslichen Gebrauch für Jedermann, vorzüglich aber für Frauenzimmer oder Anweisung alle Moden- und andere schönen Farben auf Baumwolle, Leinen, Wolle, Seide u. dgl. Garne zum Sticken zu färben, von getragenen Kleidern, Tüchern &c., die alten Farben abzuziehen und eine neue darauf zu setzen ... zu bleichen ... Appretur zu geben ... zu bläuen ... Anweisung Blumenkanten um Tücher, Röcke &c. auf Baumwolle ... mit bunten Farben zu drucken und allerlei Flecken aus Seide, Baumwolle &c. zu bringen. Auch für Färber, Posamentierer, Leineweber &c.

      Linz, zu finden bey der typographischen Gesellschaft, 1812.. Mit einer kolor. Farbmuster-Tafel. XII, 132 S. Bedruckter Orig.-Pappband. Gering berieben, Einband leicht fleckig, gutes Exemplar!

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        [Cherries] Kentish or Flemish Cherry. English Bearer. Carnation Cherry

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

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        Memoires de chirurgie et Campagnes

      - 4 volumes in 8°, demi cuir, dos lisse, reliure moderne, T1 : XXVIII, 382 pages et 8 planches; T2 : 512 pages, 2 planches: T3 : 500 pages, une planche, T4 : 500 pages, Buisson, Paris, 1812 (1817 pour le Tome 4). Ensemble propre.i2 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, ."

      Wilhelm Engelmann, Leipzig - ".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" 0 S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Pineapple] Black Jamaica Pine

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 1812. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition. Image size: 17 1/4 x 12 15/16 inches. Reproduction gilt frame. A fine image from Brookshaw's masterpiece "Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits," the finest work on fruit and flowers ever produced. Its breathtaking images display a level of technical virtuosity and beauty that distinguish this magnificent aquatint as a true work of art. Brookshaw produced this 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.

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        Kunst- und Schönfärbers Farbenbuch zum häuslichen Gebrauch für Jedermann, vorzüglich aber für Frauenzimmer oder Anweisung alle Moden- und andere schönen Farben auf Baumwolle, Leinen, Wolle, Seide u. dgl. Garne zum Sticken zu färben, von getragenen Kleidern, Tüchern &c., die alten Farben abzuziehen und eine neue darauf zu setzen . zu bleichen . Appretur zu geben . zu bläuen . Anweisung Blumenkanten um Tücher, Röcke &c. auf Baumwolle . mit bunten Farben zu drucken und allerlei Flecken aus Seide, Baumwolle &c. zu bringen. Auch für Färber, Posamentierer, Leineweber &c.

      Linz, zu finden bey der typographischen Gesellschaft, 1812. - Mit einer kolor. Farbmuster-Tafel. XII, 132 S. Bedruckter Orig.-Pappband. Gering berieben, Einband leicht fleckig, gutes Exemplar! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HOKUSAI MANGA, 15 VOLUME SET: HOKUSAI'S CARICATURES, THE COMPLETE WORK.

      Nagoya 1812-1849 Eirakuya. Stitched replacement blue stiff. wrs., 15 vol. set, 411 woodblock illustrations in pastels,. very good, bit of lower corner of vol. 2 worn away but illus. not affected, else good, cloth case, clasps. FIRST EDITION. JAPAN'S MOST FAMOUS ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF COMIC CARICATURES This is a monumental work of art! It is probably the most famous of Hokusai's illustrated books. The main feature of this book is an encyclopedic demonstration of Hokusai's great ability in depicting all things Japanese found in daily life. . SUBJECTS OF THE MANGA: People, fauna, flora, landscape, the past, grotesque, technical, architecture, forerunners: . Covering a host of figures, animals, flowers, birds, landscapes, people, miscellaneous items, historical figures, Buddhist and Shinto temples, religious icons, military arts, Samurai, famous Japanese sights, Japanese and Chinese deities, architecture, a host of fish, landscapes, great and common people at their work, horses, humorous figures and a host of other sketches to tickle the imagination. Some of the illustrations are pastel colored in pink and light blue, the outlines are all are done in Sumi-black. * A wealth of superb art and excellent examples of Hokusai's best drawing and painting skills. Of all books ever done in Japan, it is this set that has captured the imagination of its viewers more than any other single book. It has also portrayed Japan to the world in graphic terms that anyone can understand. * The Manga has always been the most desirable & collectable of all of Hokusai's books. Seldom found in its complete state of 15 matching volumes. Each volume addresses a different aspect of Japanese life, the themes are highly creative and his unique ability to express humor is widely appreciated as his gift to the world at large. * He has always been the most ingenious of all Japanese artists, expressing a true native ability to record the essence of Japan and the Japanese character. The pictures of a giant octopus pouncing on a lonely spectator, the elongated limbs of his humorous characters tickle one's fancy. Chopsticks protruding from a man's nose...zany! * An important reflection of Japan, Japanese culture and daily life before the advent of Western influence. HOKUSAI'S SUI GENERIS ! *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: Toda: RYERSON LIBRARY OF THE A.I.C. p.254-5. * J. Hillier: ART OF HOKUSAI IN BOOK ILLUSTRATION pp.96-112. * D. Chibbett: A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF THE PRE-1868 JAPANESE BOOKS...p.33 item #85. * H. Kerlin: CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS, p.226-239, item #546 for most all editions & variants. * HILLIER, Jack.:THE ART OF HOKUSAI IN BOOK ILLUSTRATION p.186 *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Newark Castle & Bridge Nottinghamshire

      London: Published by J. Deeley, 95 Bewick St. Soho, 1812. Coloured aquatint. Printed on wove paper watermarked J. Whatman. In excellent condition with the exception of two small mended tears on the right margin. Two small mended tears on upper margin. Crease along left corner. Tiny skillfully mended tear on left margin. Image size: 12 7/8 x 19 1/8 inches. A dramatic view of Newark Castle in Nottinghamshire. The site became a fortified castle during the 12th century when Henry I gave Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln, permission to build ramparts and a moat. The castle was appropriated in 1139 by King Stephen but was reinstated to Lincoln in 1173. In 1216 King John died at the castle and thereafter it was seized by a group of barons. In 1218 Henry III besieged the castle and, after being bombarded in it for eight days, the barons surrendered. Restored and rebuilt in red sandstone by the end of the 13th century, it had become a magnificent fortified mansion. In Tudor times Henry VIII took the castle from Bishop Henry Holbeach and after that it remained in royal hands. During the Civil War, Newark was a Royalist stronghold. It was besieged four times by the Parliamentarians. King Charles I took refuge at the castle before retreating to Oxford, and the town finally surrendered its stronghold. Benezit mentions a British landscape painter by the name J. R. Hamble who was active in London during the early decades of the nineteenth century. He exhibited at rare intervals at the Royal Academy between 1803 and 1824, and was mentioned as an accomplished landscape painter. There is some confusion surrounding an engraver named J. Hamble who executed numerous topographical prints of the English countryside, and it is queried whether these artists are in fact the same person. Le Blanc mentions an engraver by the name of J. Hamble, but fails to list his works. Le Blanc, Manuel de L'Amateur D'Estampes I, p. 340; Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. 6, p. 703.

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        [Napoleon II]

      1812. Stipple and engraving. Colour printed a la poupée, with additional hand colour and goldleaf highlights. Proof before title. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark. Glue residue around edges of sheet on verso of print, not visible from the front. Image size: 9 9/16 x 12 9/16 inches. This is a superb colour printed portrait of Napoleon II, with elaborate gold leaf details and heavy hand colouring. In addition to being a superb Napoleonic portrait, this outstanding print is one of the finest examples of French colour printing. Born in 1811, Napoleon II was the only son of Napoleon Bonaparte and Marie Louise of Austria. He was given the title the King of Rome, and later made the Prince of Parma. Following the collapse of the French Empire, Napoleon abdicated in favor of his son although he would never come to rule France. For his protection he was quickly spirited to Austria by Marie Louise, only to spend the majority of his life as a virtual prisoner in Vienna. He died of tuberculosis in 1832. Executed a year after Napoleon II's birth, this stunning print is a wonderful example of the visual dissemination of Napoleon's imperial vision. The young Napoleon is surrounded by symbols, the coronation robes, the crown, and the necklace, that indicate his destiny to succeed his father as Emperor. The view of Rome in the background illustrates his title as King of Rome and the regal tone of the image recalls the iconography of Napoleon's coronation portraits. The baby boy is shown to be uncommonly adult with his casual pose. serious demeanor and distant gaze. Le Blanc, Manuel de L'Amateur D'Estampes Vol I, p. 272, no. 24;.

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        Anatomie du Gladiateur combattant, applicable aux beaux arts, ou traité des os, des muscles, du mécanisme des mouvemens, des proportions et des caracterès du corps humain. Ouvrage orné de 22 planches, par Jean-Galbert Salvage, docteur en Médecine de la Faculté de Montpellier

      A Paris: chez l'Auteur, de l'imprimerie de Mame 1812 - [ Descripción completa disponible en español, inglés y francés / Complete record available in Spanish, English and French / La notice complète est disponible en espagnol, anglais et français ] // Super folio (543x381mm.); [2] p., [1] h. de grab., [2] h., iv, 64 p., 21 h. de grab. intercaladas, numeradas, precedidas cada una por una hoja con su contraprueba confrontada.; sign.: [5], a-b, 1-32, [42 hojas de grabado y de contrapruebas sin signatura].- // Encuadernación a la holandesa en marroquín rojo con borde fileteado en dorado y papel de aguas en bermellón, firmada por Albert Valat (Montpellier, flor. 1900-1954); guardas de papel de aguas desde azules; lomo exhaustivamente decorado en negro y dorados; cortes dorados; papel en magnífico estado de gran blancura. Folio 1 mal encuadernado por delante de folio b; muy leve rotura en margen de p. 47.- // Proc.: Sin datos.- // Refs.: Choulant, pp. 332-334; Lifchez.- // Excepcional ejemplar, en su inencontrable estado con contrapruebas, de la "Anatomie du Gladiateur combattant". Jean-Galbert Salvage (1772-1813), oficial médico del ejército francés y profesor de Arte, apasionado de la Anatomía y magnífico dibujante que hizo no pocos diseños para facilitar la traslación a grabados de célebres esculturas de la antiguedad clásica, tuvo durante muchos años el sueño de contribuir al progreso científico en el que creía ciegamente mediante una representación artísticamente irreprochable de la estructura musculoesquelética del cuerpo humano.- Pudo ver parcialmente cumplido su sueño cuando, en el Salón de 1804 del Museo Napoleón, expuso una escultura que había elaborado en tamaño real de un cuerpo humano desposeido de la piel exhibiendo "el desarrollo del mecanismo muscular" (1), acompañándola de diferentes láminas y grabados explicativos a los que ya puso el título de "Anatomía del Gladiador combatiente" que luego mantendría en su obra magna. A partir de la sorpresa y el éxito deparados por semejante escultura, se empeñó en el esfuerzo de conseguir financiación para poder publicar un volumen de considerables dimensiones que recogiese en todo su esplendor cómo posibilitaban su movimiento las estructuras físicas del cuerpo. Cuando casi diez años después culminó su proyecto, lo publicó con un frontispicio neoclásico diseñado por el propio Salvage, grabado por Jean Marie Leroux (1788-1871) y terminado por François Forster (1790-1872), mostrando a un hombre (cuyo rostro es el de Salvage) que mira de frente un busto de Palas Atenea, en cuyo pedestal, donde reposa un cayado con la serpiente enroscada, enmarcando una escena de una lección de anatomía, figura el lema "L'art s'illustre par la science. La science se perpetue par l'art". Como modelo para sus diseños, al Gladiador de Borghese, de Agasias de Éfeso, que ya había tomado para la escultura de 1804, añadió el busto conocido como Apolo de Belvedere, de autor desconocido. Partiendo de ellos, Salvage presenta, con 21 extraordinarios grabados de grandes dimensiones, el funcionamiento de los músculos y los huesos en el cuerpo humano. Para realizar cada grabado, de casi medio metro de desarrollo, diseñó dos planchas diferentes de dimensiones idénticas, una para (./.). Como recogió Choulant, quien deseara un ejemplar podía adquirirlo en vitela o en papel y con o sin contrapruebas. Los ejemplares en vitela costaban el doble que en papel y, si se quería completado con contrapruebas, el precio se incrementaba un 25% (./.). De la cincuentena de ejemplares conservados en diferentes bibliotecas del mundo, apenas media docena(3) cuenta con contrapruebas. Hasta donde hemos podido comprobarlo, carecían de ellas el resto de los ejemplares que han salido al mercado en los últimos quince años, que, además, en su mayoría estaban faltos o deteriorados. El que ofrecemos contiene todas y cada una de las 21 contrapruebas debidamente confrontadas con el grabado que les corresponde, haciendo que la visión del volumen abierto provoque una atracción fascinadora. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mangas (Mangawa) - Japanische Farbholzschnitte

       (1812). 58 unpaginierte Seiten mit 56 Original-Holzschnitten auf Japanpapier, original kartoniert, Blockbuch - Band 1 / Enthält: Japanisches Kulturleben, Natur und Tiere / gutes Exemplar - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Illustrierte Literatur,Asien

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        Gesamtansicht ('Moskau').

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

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        Portrait of Marie Thérèse Charlotte, Duchess of Angoulême, half-length. Mezzotint from Charles Turner after Huet-Villiers. Proof before letters.

       (1812). Format (Platte): 375 x 253 mm. Leaf: 572 x 400 mm.*Marie Thérèse Charlotte of France (1778-1851) was the eldest child of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, the only one of the royal family to survive the Reign of Terror of the French Revolution. - Fine mezzotint from the artist Charles Turner (1773-1857), in the first state - proof before letters. Whitman 16. - Very good condition, wide margins. / Marie Thérèse Charlotte de Bourbon war das älteste Kind von Louis XVI und ab 1799 Herzogin von Angoulême. Sie überlebte als einziges Mitglied der königlichen Familie die Gefangenschaft und wurde schließlich durch ihre Verwandtschaft am Wiener Hof im Austausch gegen französische Gefangene freigegeben. Sie lebte dann als „Madame Royale“ bis zu ihrem Tod 1851 in Österreich. Sehr schönes Bildnis von dem berühmten englischen Künstler Charles Turner, hier in einem ersten Abzug vor aller Schrift in Schabkunst. \"Turner lieferte in dieser Manier meisterhafte Blätter, gewöhnlich in grossem Formate. Viele derselben kommen in Abdrücken vor der Schrift vor\" (Nagler 21, S. 380). - Beschrieben und datiert nach dem Exemplar des British Museum, das dort erst 2010 erworben werden konnte. - Sehr selten. - Sehr gut erhalten in einem breitrandigem Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Porträt Portrait Herrscher Frauen

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        [Pineapple] Black Antigua

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 1812. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition. A fine image from Brookshaw's masterpiece: 'Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits'. George Brookshaw's 'Pomona Britannica' is the finest work on fruit and flowers ever produced. Its breathtaking images display a level of technical virtuosity and beauty that distinguish this magnificent 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.

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        JOURNAL OF THE VOYAGES AND TRAVELS OF A CORPS OF DISCOVERY, UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPT. LEWIS AND CAPT. CLARKE [sic]...FROM THE MOUTH OF THE RIVER MISSOURI THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH AMERICA TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, DURING THE YEARS 1804, 1805, AND 1806

      Philadelphia, 1812. 12mo. Contemporary tree calf, gilt label. Edges of covers worn, hinges tender. Contemporary ownership inscriptions on front free endpapers, verso of map, and titlepage. Age- toning and dampstains, offsetting from plates. A good copy. In a half morocco and cloth box. Styled the "fourth edition" on the titlepage, after the first edition of 1807 (but with the plates not found therein), which Howes states was the "earliest full first- hand narrative of the Lewis and Clark expedition, preceding the official account [by] seven years." "This 1812 edition seems identical in text with my 1807 and 1810 edition, but it has, added, a folding map and two preliminary pages headed 'Review of this Work.' The plates are the same, and the pagination is kept the same by eliminating the half title after the preface" - Streeter.

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