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        Finely illustrated scroll on a wooden roller, consisting of 30 joined sheets of paper, title at beginning of scroll: "Kinkai kikan" [trans.: "Strange View off the Coast of Kanagawa"], introduction signed by Otsuki Bankei (see below), measuring 270 x 11,845 mm. Ink, brush, & color wash of various colors, gold & silver speckles on endpapers, endpapers backed with silk brocade. Japan: introduction dated "Spring 1854."

      A unique early account of Commodore Matthew C. Perry's second visit to Japan, during which he negotiated the Treaty of Kanagawa; our scroll is composed of 20 scenes on 30 joined sheets of paper, and conveys the initial Japanese impressions of the Americans, their ships, technology, and weapons. Our "Blackship Scroll" was especially compiled by Otsuki Bankei for his fiefdom lord and contains many images and texts which are not found in other scrolls of this genre. As soon as word spread of Perry's second arrival, the scroll's creator, Otsuki Bankei (1801-78), was immediately sent by his fiefdom lord to record the proceedings of this fateful encounter. While the Americans' first stay in 1853 was brief, this second visit was much longer, with Perry intent on ratifying a comprehensive treaty. The Americans remained for more than a month and, for the first time, they were allowed to spend considerable time on shore. The two sides were able to interact and socialize more than ever before. This extended stay gave the Japanese unprecedented exposure to the foreigners and their first observations are vividly recorded on this scroll. It is important to note that our scroll is considerably different from other scrolls illustrating Perry's second visit to Japan; it also contains text by Bankei not present in other examples. Our scroll is a unique record of what Bankei witnessed and heard. He was assisted by two artists, Sekishi Kuwagata (1800-55) and Ranryo Seki (1805-63). The original box, in which the scroll is preserved, has a very old label pasted on the lid: "Kaei koin Amerikasen raiko no sai, kinkai kikan, Sendai samurai ko Otsuki Bankei fukumei no genpon" [trans.: "The Arrival of American Ships in 1854, Strange Sight off the Coast of Kanagawa, Original Report by Otsuki Bankei, Samurai of Sendai"]. The scroll can be divided into 20 distinct scenes and each one is finely drawn and delicately heightened with various colors of wash: 1. The scroll begins with a large calligraphic title "Kinkai Kikan," Following the title, Otsuki Bankei has written a short preface (in trans.): "1854 Spring, American messengers and ships anchored off Kinkai (Kanagawa), I received an order from my fiefdom lord to record these events in a detailed manner with images, therefore I immediately created this report. [Signed]: Otsuki Bankei." Bankei, a Confucian scholar and gunnery expert, was in service to the lord of Sendai Fiefdom and was ordered to Yokohama to witness and record the negotiations between the Japanese representatives and the American delegation. 2. The first image is the initial view of the American fleet of nine ships seen off the shore of Yokohama. Each ship is named, the day of each ship's arrival, number of cannons, number of crew, each ship's commander, type of ship, and their dates of departure. We also see the outskirts of Yokohama and several defensive ships belonging to the Akashi fiefdom, with their identifying flags. 3. The next scene, which takes place on 10 February 1854, shows the Americans disembarking from their ships and approaching the shore in smaller boats. On shore, we see a complex of newly constructed buildings where the meetings were to be held. The text reads: "Our own government officials started to meet our American guests, 28 of their smaller boats headed to Yokohama-kan [reception hall]. That day, the people who landed included Perry and a total of about 640 sailors." 4. The following scene depicts the reception buildings and a display of American cannons firing, inaugurating the meeting between Perry and the shogun's representative. This scene is entitled "Detailed View of Yokohama Reception Hall, March 1854. Painted by Ranryo Seki at Kanagawa" and shows the venue which the Japanese had constructed to hold negotiations. We also see the Emperor's ceremonial barge - Tenjinmaru - which transported the chief Japanese negotiators and their aides. Samurai and troops, discretely armed and ready to protect the Japanese participants, are shown in formation in the rear and in the distance we see Mount Fuji. 5. Here we have a detailed floor plan of the reception complex. We see the American boats landing at the beach and American troops and bands marching in formation, with the American flag displayed. American soldiers are wearing blue and brown uniforms. The entire encampment is guarded by innumerable samurai, all discretely armed, from various influential and trusted lords, seen here surrounding the buildings. The entrance, guarded by local governmental officials, is shown. We see the kitchen to the side, a chamber to display gifts, a waiting room, the meeting room draped with purple cloth, with diagrams showing the seating arrangement for the "foreigners" (e.g. Perry, Abbot, and Adams) and Japanese officials, with their titles written. Other rooms for local police, interpreters, local government officials are also shown. The names of the various participants are all given. 6. The following image, entitled "February 22nd, more American ships anchored near the port of Shimoda," depicts a detachment of Perry's ships which surveyed Shimoda as a possible site for a future port to re-supply American ships. The Susquehanna, the Supply, the Macedonian, the Mississippi, the Saratoga, and the Powhatan are all shown. 7. This image, entitled "February 26th, Capt. Buchanan in the steam frigate Susquehanna, is leaving," depicts seven of the American ships. Steam is billowing from the Susquehanna, part of the spectacle carefully planned to impress the Japanese. Then follows five highly realistic and detailed views, with notes on each, of: 8. The steam ship Powhatan (commanded by Perry), 9. The frigate Macedonian (number of cannons noted), 10. The steam frigate Susquehanna, 11. The fleet's supply ship, apparently called the Supply, 12. The steam ship Mississippi. The Japanese were especially interested in the steam-powered ships. 13. There is also a view of large rowboats ferrying the Americans to and from Yokohama, with front, side, and rear views. 14. Another large rowboat is shown with a sailor using a telescope and another sailor smoking. The American flag is depicted. 15. Here we find two finely drawn portraits by Sekishi Kuwagata and Ranryo Seki of Perry and Adams (both are depicted with formidable noses). The caption of the first reads: "United States of America Navy, Commodore Perry, age 58" and the second caption reads: "Second-in-Command [Henry A.] Adams." The text between these two portraits, attributed to Bankei, describes the collaboration of Seki and Kuwagata on the execution of these images. 16. Here are two smaller portraits of "Captain [Joel] Abbot" and "Captain [Franklin] Buchanan" (again with caricatured noses). 17. This scene depicts three American sailors with their ranks noted above in Japanese, with special attention paid to details of their uniforms. The first and largest caption reads: "Three images copied from original sketches by Kuwagata." 18. The next segment of the scroll contains four smaller portraits of Abbot (now wearing spectacles), "[Commodore] Perry's son, Oliver Perry," "Japanese-Dutch interpreter [Anton] Portman," and "Japanese interpreter, [Samuel Wells] Williams," all "copied" by "Bunsen Takahashi" [an error for Takagawa]. 19. The next segment continues with drawings of three additional American sailors. The first is a "gunnery sergeant" with his sword drawn, the second is described as "Japanese-Dutch assistant born in Amsterdam, age 20, [name transcribed from Japanese] Etoaruto [Edward?] Yorinsu, March 7th, discharged April 4th, someone in Yokohama met him." The third image depicts an officer. 20. The final image of the scroll contains an illustration of the small-scale train car which Perry brought as a present to the emperor. In their 2013 description of another, shorter "Black Ship Scroll," Sotheby's (their sale, New York, 14 June 2013, lot 93, $112,500) conducted a census and found 28 held in institutions (only seven in the U.S.); however, the majority of these are incomplete, broken-up, or badly wormed. Sotheby's did not mention the various "Black Ship" items held in the Library of Congress (see Renata V. Shaw, "Japanese Picture Scrolls of the First Americans in Japan" in The Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress, Vol. 25, No. 2 (April 1968), pp. 134-53). Most of the Black Ship scrolls which have appeared on the market are copies made in the Meiji period. Fine and fresh condition. There is some worming at the beginning of the scroll, touching some images and characters, carefully repaired.

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        The Principles and Practice of Medicine, Designed for the Use of Practitioners and Students of Medicine [with] Some Letters by David Bovaird

      D. Appleton and Company, 1901 2018-01-04. Third Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Third edition. A few spots on front board, ink name and number on front endpaper, otherwise an excellent copy. 1901 Hard Cover. xvii, [1], 1181 pp. 8vo. An immensely important work of general medical knowledge, written by a co-founder of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Osler's creation of the first residency program and emphasis on teaching students through clinical experience rather than lectures led many to call him the father of modern medicine. Garrison-Morton 2231: Osler

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        Australia Flinders NSW New South Wales 1801 large old map chart Dutch

      1801 - Kaart van Basses Straat Tuschen Nieuw Zuid Wales en Van Diemens Land. Flinder. van Botanie Baai 1798-9. (New South Wales- Australia- New Holland- Van Diemens Land- Tasmania- Matthew Flinders) Issued 1801, Leiden, Holland. Engraved by van Baarsel. Important early 19th century antique engraved map relating to the charting of the coast of New South Wales in Australia and Tasmania. Depicts in detail the tracks of Flinders in the first official circumnavigation of the island of Tasmania (Van Diemen). First published London 1800, this early Dutch issue appearing mere months after the initial London printing. Light uniform paper age toning, original fold line (s), remaining clean - a pleasing and well preserved visual example. Left margin narrow as issued, slightly wider inset tab at bottom. Rare and significant map, preserved fresh and nearly as issued. Sheet measures c. 28 3/4" H x 20" W. Printed area measures c. 27 1/2" H x 18 3/4" W. Tooley, Printed Maps of Tasmania, 227 (plate 205). Perry, Discovery of Australia, p. 79 (plate 42). Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 2, p. 80 [V106-R14751]A short presentation video of this item may be viewed by searching the listing title.

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        LES JARDINS, POËME .

      Paris 1801 - xxxi,[1],166pp. Large octavo. Contemporary calf, spine gilt extra, gilt label, marbled edges. Frontis. Extremities and fore-tips a bit worn, some surface scarring and small nicks to lower board, large bookplate on front pastedown, a few minor marginal smudges, otherwise a very good copy, the text bright, crisp and fresh. Denoted a New Edition, considerably augmented. The fine engraved frontis is by Choffard after Monciau. Delille's most popular work of original poetry, first published in a preliminary form in 1782. The author's notes for the poem occupy the last forty pages of the text. Delille was an accomplished translator, notably of Virgil and Milton. His descriptive poem on the formal garden was popular as well in England, encompassing as it does descriptions of several of distinguished gardens across the channel, and this expanded text saw London printings almost immediately, and a number of deluxe/illustrated editions in the following decades. Brunet notes this edition adds 1100 lines to the poem. BRUNET II:576. VICAIRE III:122.

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        Traité de minéralogie.

      Paris, Louis, 1801. ____ Première édition de cet ouvrage capital dans l'histoire de la minéralogie. Dans le premier volume Haüy expose sa théorie des cristaux, dans les suivants son système de classification. Illustré par un atlas in-quarto de 86 planches gravées. La reliure récente de l'atlas est à l'imitation de celles des volumes de texte. Bel exemplaire. *-------* First edition. "In 1801, Hauy published his main work, Traité de minéralogie, the first volume of which presented his crystal theory ; in the three subsequent volumes he expounded his system of mineral classification. In this work he revised the nomenclature of minerals". DSB VI, 178. 4 volumes in-8 et un atlas in-4. Collation : (4), LVI, 494, (2) pp. / (4), 617, (3) pp. / (4), 588, (2) pp. / (4), 592, (2) pp. et un atlas in-4 de (8), 10, (2) pp et 86 planches. Demi-basane brune, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        The gothic story of Courville Castle, or, The illegitimate son : a victim of prejudice and passion : owing to the early impressions inculcated with unremitting assiduity by an implacable mother; whose resentment to her husband excited her son to envy, usurpation, and murder; but retributive justice at length restores the right heir to his lawful possessions. To which is added the English Earl; or the History of Robert Fitzwalter.

      S.Fisher 1801 - 12mo. 48p. Frontis engraving dated April 18th 1801. Disbound, thumbed and soiled. Title-page with loss to top edge and first two lines of text. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La gorge de Mirza

      1801 - 56 pp. 1 ff. Paris, 1801, An IX, in-12, 56 pp. 1 ff, demi reliure chagrin noir, titre doré, tranches mouchetées, Corrections autographes de l'auteur et dédicace au poète Andrieux, signée du pseudonyme de Felix Nogaret, Aristenète. Editon originale (Gay II, 415) de ce "sujet proposé au concours, et dont un baiser a été le prix". On y raconte notamment l'apparition miraculeuse de la gorge de Mirza. Suite à cette émotion indescriptible, le libertin Nogaret (1740-1831) finit ses jours à l'asile de Charenton faisant suite au Divin Marquis qui y mourut en 1814. Rare exemplaire avec des annotations manuscrites de l'auteur et envoi à Andrieux, poète, jacobin et acteur de la révolution. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Op. 43]. Gli Uomini di Prometeo Ballo per il Clavicembalo o Piano-Forte Composto, e dedicato á Sua Altezza la Signora Principessa Lichnowsky nata Contessa Thunn. Opera 24 [!43]. [Piano reduction]

      Artaria e Comp. [PN] 872, Vienna 1801 - Oblong folio. Early blue wrappers. 1f. (title), ii (blank), 2-56 pp. Engraved. Printed price: "3 fr. 30," corrected in ink in "4 fr/20." Early owner's signature to upper wrapper in ink: "Wilhelmine Maurer." Two leaves trimmed at lower margin with very slight loss to printed area.A very good copy overall. First Edition. The full score was not published until 1864. Kinsky p. 102-04. Hoboken 2, 215 and plate 8. First performed in Vienna at the Burgtheater on March 28, 1801 to a libretto by the noted Italian choreographer and dancer Salvatore Viganò (1769-1821)."The second half of 1800 was outwardly uneventful; it doubtless saw the final revision of the op.18 string quartets, and the writing of the B? Piano Sonata (op. 22) and of the A minor and F major violin sonatas (opp. 23, 24). There wasless inducement to prepare new works for a possible concert in the following spring, since he had received an important commission for the court stage: he was to write the music for a ballet designed by the celebrated ballet-master Salvatore Viganò, Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus (op.43). This was given its first performance at the Burgtheater on 28 March 1801 and was successful enough to be repeated more than 20 times. Only a sketch of the scenario survives. In the finale Beethoven used a melody that evidently came to assume a certain emotional importance for him, perhaps even embodying something of his spirit of determination and heroism in battling against difficulties, for he used it again as the theme for two important and challenging sets of variations completed in 1802 and 1803: the op. 35 piano variations and the variation-finale of the 'Eroica' Symphony." Douglas Johnson, Scott G. Burnham, William Drabkin, Joseph Kerman and Alan Tyson in Grove Music Online. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [Op. 43]. Gli Uomini di Prometeo Ballo per il Clavicembalo o Piano-Forte Composto, e dedicato á Sua Altezza la Signora Principessa Lichnowsky nata Contessa Thunn... Opera 24 [!43]. [Piano reduction]

      Vienna: Artaria e Comp. [PN] 872, [1801]. Oblong folio. Early blue wrappers. 1f. (title), ii (blank), 2-56 pp. Engraved. Printed price: "3 fr. 30," corrected in ink in "4 fr/20." Early owner's signature to upper wrapper in ink: "Wilhelmine Maurer." Two leaves trimmed at lower margin with very slight loss to printed area. A very good copy overall. First Edition. The full score was not published until 1864. Kinsky p. 102-04. Hoboken 2, 215 and plate 8. First performed in Vienna at the Burgtheater on March 28, 1801 to a libretto by the noted Italian choreographer and dancer Salvatore Viganò (1769-1821). "The second half of 1800 was outwardly uneventful; it doubtless saw the final revision of the op.18 string quartets, and the writing of the B♭ Piano Sonata (op. 22) and of the A minor and F major violin sonatas (opp. 23, 24). There was less inducement to prepare new works for a possible concert in the following spring, since he had received an important commission for the court stage: he was to write the music for a ballet designed by the celebrated ballet-master Salvatore Viganò, Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus (op.43). This was given its first performance at the Burgtheater on 28 March 1801 and was successful enough to be repeated more than 20 times. Only a sketch of the scenario survives. In the finale Beethoven used a melody that evidently came to assume a certain emotional importance for him, perhaps even embodying something of his spirit of determination and heroism in battling against difficulties, for he used it again as the theme for two important and challenging sets of variations completed in 1802 and 1803: the op. 35 piano variations and the variation-finale of the 'Eroica' Symphony." Douglas Johnson, Scott G. Burnham, William Drabkin, Joseph Kerman and Alan Tyson in Grove Music Online.

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        Système des connaissances chimiques et de leurs applications aux phénomènes de la nature et de l'art; Par A.F. de Fourcroy. Complet

      Baudouin. Tourneisen fils, Paris 1801 - Rare. Edition partiellement originale en in-8 relié, 11 tomes en 6 volumes de 300 pages environ par tome. Plein cuir havane, dos lisse avec pièces de titre/auteur et de tomaison dorés sur fond rouge et noir, de nombreux motifs et des décorations dorés, tranches jaspées. Les 5 premiers volumes (10 premiers tomes, complet) contiennent le «Système des connaissances chimiques» proprement dit et correspondent à l'originale en in-8 chez Baudouin, le 6ème et dernier volume, publié chez Tourneisen fils en 1806 avec mention de troisième édition comprend en seconde partie la «Table alphabétique et analytique des matières contenues dans les 10 tomes du système des connaissances chimiques», précédé d'un autre ouvrage du même auteur, la «Philosophie chimique, ou vérités fondamentales de la chimie moderne, destinées à servir d'élémens pour l'étude de cette science». De légers frottement d'usage sur le cuir, un infime accroc sur la coiffe de tête des volumes 4 et 6, haut du premier mors de ce dernier volume légèrement fragilisé. Ensemble solide, intérieur bon, bon état. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage dans la Haute Pensylvanie et dans l'état de New-York, par un membre adoptif de la nation Oneida

      - De l'imprimerie de Crapelet, A Paris 1801 (An IX), In-8 (13x20cm), xxxj (1) 467pp. et xiij (1) 434pp. et xij, 409pp. (1), relié. - Edizione illustrata con 11 tavole e 4 tavoli. Una grande mappa pieghevole della parte Septentrional degli Stati Uniti. metà velina periodo obbligatorio in piccoli angoli. Giansenista colonna vertebrale liscia. Titolo parti della pelle di pecora arancione rosso. numero del volume etichette code. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 11 planches et 4 tableaux dont 7 dépliantes, avec une grande carte dépliante de la partie septentrionnale des Etats-Unis, une autre de la partie méridionale, plusieurs planches de la cataracte du Niagara, un guerrier de la nation Oneida, un portrait de Washington en médaillon... Epitre à Georges Washington. Reliure en demi velin d'époque à petits coins. Dos lisse janséniste. Pièces de titre de basane rouge orangée. Etiquettes de tomaison en queues. Légère trace de mouillure au coin gauche en marge du faux titre et du frontispice du tome I. Plats frottés. Bel exemplaire, ensemble bien frais. Bien que l'avant propos du traducteur raconte la découverte d'un manuscrit issu d'un naufrage, l'auteur est bien Michel Crevecoeur, qui a certainement usé de ce subterfuge littéraire pour prévenir les possibles attaques contre son livre et accroître la véracité de son récit de voyage. Il ne s'agit donc pas d'une traduction mais bien d'une oeuvre originale, qui peut être regardée comme la suite des Lettres d'un cultivateur. L'ouvrage contient d'innombrables descriptions des Indiens, de leur mode de vie, des différentes tribues. Aucun livre par ailleurs ne contient autant de renseignements et d'informations véritables sur les Indiens. Les notes, très nombreuses, renseignent utilement sur la faune et la flore, l'histoire politique, la ville de New-York, les ressources et la géographie, et l'ensemble constitue un des plus riches témoignages sur l'histoire des Etats-Unis. Par ailleurs le récit rapporte par différents témoignages l'histoire d'autres états comme le Delaware, l'Ohio, la Floride... Installé aux Etats-Unis en 1754, Michel Crevecoeur fonda un établissement agricole (dont les Lettres d'un cultivateur dressent l'histoire) qui fut saccagé par les Anglais lors de la guerre d'indépendance. Crevecoeur se vit arrêté, puis enfin libéré revint en France pour retourner au USA en 1783. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.  

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        Memoirs of the Different Rebellions in Ireland, from the Arrival of the English: With a Particular Detail of that which Broke Out the XXIII D of May, MDCCXCVIII; the History of the Conspiracy which Prededed it; and the Characters of the Principal Actors i Compiled from original affidavits and other authentic documents; and illustrated with maps and plates. By Sir Richard Musgrave, Bart. Member of the late Irish Parliament. [Motti von Shakspeare(sic!) und Livius]

      Dublin and London Marchbank for Milliken and Stockdale 1801 - X (incl. Titel); 1 Blatt (Contents); 636 Seiten; alle 10 gestochenen und bis auf eine Ansicht, mehrfach gefaltete Karten; 166 Seiten (Appendix); 5 Blätter (Index und Errata); 1 (weißes) Blatt. Ehemals sehr dekorativer, zeitgenössischer Kalblederband, mit reicher Rücken- und etwas Deckelvergoldung. Mit einem goldgeprägten Titelrückenschild und blindgeprägten Kanten. Das vordere Außengelenk wurde bereits vor langer Zeit geschickt restauriert, das hintere ist gebrochen. (27 x 22 cm) 4°. 1st edition. Erstausgabe. Der Einband ist berieben und bestoßen, der Block gelockert, innen jedoch meist sehr sauber. Einzelne Seiten etwas verknickt, die Falttafeln stellen weise in den Faltungen leicht eingerissen. Auf dem vorderen Innendeckel das Exlibris des Howell Holland Edwards. Dieses "bahnbrechende Geschichtswerk", hauptsächlich über die monatelange irische Rebellion von 1798, stammt aus dem Besitz des Sammlers und Kanonikers Howell Holland Edwards auf Pennant Ereithlyn in North Wales. * Bitte fordern Sie bei Interesse unsere umfangreichen Anmerkungen an. * * Versand mit/ shipping with Deutsche Post oder/ or DHL. - Ask for more pics ! * 5200 gr.

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        Gemeingeist. Ideen zu Aufregung des Gemeingeistes.

       Bln., Johann Friedrich Unger 1801. gr.-8°. 212 S. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit prächtiger Goldpräg., Rückensch., Stehkanten, Innenkantenvergoldung, Mäanderfileten auf beiden Deckeln u. Vollgoldschn. Leichte Bereibungen. Gelöschte Stempel am Tit. EAvgl. ADB VI, 444ff. - Schöner, breitrandiger Druck. Johann Ludwig Ewald (1748-1822), war ein deutscher reformierter Theologe, Pädagoge und Schriftsteller. Johann Ludwig in seiner Einleitung zu dem vorliegenden Werk über den Gemeingeist: `da muss man ja wohl aufmerksam werden, auf den Geist, der diese [französische] Revolution zu Stande brachte (...) Wer lernt nicht gerne die Natur des Blitzes kennen, dem nichts widersteht?` Versand D: 4,00 EUR Geschichte, Philosophie

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        Lectures on the Elements of Commerce, Politics, and Finances;

      London: Printed by A. Strahan for T. N. Longman and O. Rees,, 1801. intended as a companion to Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England; and peculiarly calculated to qualify young noblemen and gentlemen for situations in any of the public offices under government, and for parliamentary business. Octavo (225 x 141 mm). Original drab yellow paper spine, blue paper sides, paper spine label, uncut. Front joint cracked and a little tender, a few nicks and chips to spine, paper creased or awkwardly folded in places (during production). An excellent copy, tall, clean and crisp. First octavo edition, originally published in quarto as The Elements of Commerce, Politics and Finances (London 1772). Thomas Mortimer (1730–1810) was a prolific writer on trade and finance, perhaps best known for Every Man His Own Broker: or a Guide to the Stock Exchange (1761). In his introduction to the present edition, Mortimer notes that the idea for "a cheaper edition, and a new form of compiling it, [was] suggested by some respectable gentlemen of the University of Oxford, to whom the author paid a visit in the year 1798, as likely to be more useful to young students". The subscriber's list runs to around 170 names, headed by the Marquis of Lansdowne, and includes Sir William Hamilton, Lord Nelson, and John Horne Tooke. Scarce: Copac cites copies at seven British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Chetham's Library, Glasgow, LSE, Scotland, Edinburgh, Senate House); well-represented in OCLC but most uncommon in commerce.

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        A Briefe Discourse what Orders were best for Repulsing of Forraine Force, if at any time they should invade us by Sea in Kent, or elsewhere. First printed in 1590,

      Re-printed for J. Hatchard 1801 - title-page foxed, pp. vii, 18, [2, ads], 8vo, [bound with:] [?Bruce (John)] Military Memoir for the Defence of the Eastern District. [London, 1798], pp. [iv, including initial blank], 83, [and:] [Bruce (John)] Report on the Arrangements which have been adopted, in former Periods, when France threatened invasions of Britain or Ireland . London, 1798], pp. iv, 83, ,[1], [iv], cxx, dated at head of text in MS 'State Paper Office. January 6th. 1798', and p. 83 subscribed by John Bruce ('I have the Honour to be' &c, &c) and with the direction to Henry Dundas, [and:] Le Mesurier (Havilland) The British Commissary, in two parts. Part I. A system for the British Commissariat on foreign service. Part II. An Essay towards ascertaining the use and duties of a Commissariat staff in England. Printed for T. Egerton, 1798, pp. [ii, blank], ix, 177 (including folding tables), contemporary half calf, rebacked. 'Dundas continued to employ Bruce to lend academic weight to his pragmatic policies, noting that the professor's sole joy was to be "buried in old records". The duties were formalized in an official position as historiographer to the East India Company in 1793. It had been clinched by Bruce's Historical View of Plans for the Government of British India (1793), fruit of three years' research exploring options for the imminent renewal of the company's charter. Despite its pernickety style, it sufficiently softened up public opinion for a plan which Dundas wished to air without taking personal responsibility, the creation for himself of a post of president of the Board of Control for India, served by a permanent staff. In 1796 Bruce produced a historical review of the balance of power in Europe. In 1798 his report on defence guided measures to meet the French threat. Bruce was to write a similar report on the requirements of the circumstances created by the uneasy peace of Amiens in 1801. A report published in 1799 dealt with the Anglo-Scottish union, as a precedent for the projected Irish union' (ODNB). (2. ESTC T222116, Rylands only; 3. ESTC T102020, there was another version with the imprint of A. Strahan; 4. ESTC T112138, 2 in the BL and 1 in RUSI Library of Military History)

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        Rodolph; or the Banditti of the Castle : The story of Frederico; or the ruin of the House of Vilaineuf. Ethelbert; or the phantom of the castle, a tale of horror. The mysterious vision; or perfidy punished: and Henry de Montmorency, a terrific story. New collection of Gothic stories.

      S.Fisher. 1801 - 42p.,[1]leaf of plates ; 18cm. ; 12°. London : printed and sold by S. Fisher .; also sold by T. Hurst . [1801]. Frontis dated August 31st 1801. 'The mysterious vision' was written by C.F. Barrett; 'Henry de Montmorency' by N. Drake. Frontis with crude contemporary hand-colouring. Disbound, thumbed frontis and tile-page frayed, frontis drawn by Edwards and engraved by Tomkins. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Handbuch der vorzüglichsten systeme und Manieren der Befestigungs-Kunst... durch 18 Pläne erläutert.Berlin, Fr. Laue (colophon: A.W. Hayn), 1828. 8vo. With 18 folding lithographed plates. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Jordan 4198. First edition of a history of fortification by the Prussian general Alexander Friedrich Adolf Heinrich von Zastrow (1801-1875), who served in the Austro-Prussian War (1866) and the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871). It deals with fortification methods by different military writers and engineers, starting with Albrecht Dürer's treatise on fortification, first published at 1527. The next chapter deals with Italian fortification, in which he praises the military engineers of the Renaissance for adjusting the shape of fortresses to suit the terrain. Other chapters deal with the Dutch (Van Coehoorn), the French (Vauban, Cormontaigne) and the German (Spekel, Rimpler) methods of fortification, illustrated with ground plans and profiles on the folding plates.Foxed and a water stain in the upper outer corner throughout, also affecting the plates. A fair copy. Binding rubbed along the extremities, but otherwise good.

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        Practical Observations on Angling, in the River Trent.

      1801 - Newark: S. and I. Ridge. 1801. 12mo. Original paper-backed brown marbled boards, in custom-made light brown buckram fall-down-back box with red morocco gilt lettering piece to spine; pp x + 12-130; baords a little bumped, very good. Provenance: with label of J. Higginbotham, Fishing rod and tackle maker, No. 91 Strand, London, to bottom margin of p. 11. Higginbotham may have been the original seller of this copy. First edition. Scarce. Written from twenty years of experience of fishing on the Trent. Westwood & Satchell p. 211. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MISCELÂNEA – THÉORIE DES INSTITUTIONS SOCIALES,

      - Par J. Ch. B. / A PARIS, Chez MOUTARDIER, Imprimeur-Libraire. An IX. – 1801. Junto com: CORRESPONDANCE DE LOUIS XVIII AVEC LE DUC DE FITZ-JAMES, LE MARQUIS ET LA MARQUISE DE FAVRAS ET LE COMTE D’ARTOIS: La liste dressée, par les ordres de ce prince, des personages de la Revolution qui devaient être condamnés à être écartelés, roués, pendus ou envoyés au galères. LE TOUT PRÉCÉDÉ D’un Précis historique sur la conduite depuis l’Assemblée des Notables jusqu’a la conquête de l’Italie, par les Armées françaises. Publiée par P. R. A. / A PARIS, F. BECHET / DELAUNAY / CHARLES. Avril, 1815. Junto com: LETTRES D’UN NORVÉGIEN DE LA VIEILLE ROCHE, OU EXAMEN DES CHANGEMENS QUI MENACE LA CONSTITUTION DU ROYAUME DE NORVÉGE. Paris, Imprimerie de Madame Jeunehomme-Crémière, 1822. In 8 (de 20x12 cm) com [6], 143 + [4], 178 + xv, 155 pags. Encadernação da época com lombada e pequenos cantos em pele (e pastas em cartonado). Exemplar com ligeira acidulação natural do papel, e com leves sublinhados na primeira obra. Conjunto com testemunhos históricos sobre a Revolução e reflexões sobre a organização jurídica e social de diferentes países. Referência bibliográfica da 1º obra, ver: «La France Litteraire ou Dictionnaire Bibliographique -- Tome Sixieme. Por J. -M. Querard» Referência bibliográfica da 2ª obra: ver correspondência política entre Louis XVIII (King of France), Thomas de Mahy marquis de Favras, Jacques Charles FitzJames (duc de.), Charles X (King of France), Pierre René Auguis Referência bibliográfica da 3ª obra em história da Noruega do autor Heiberg, Peter Andreas. Location/localizacao: M-3-D-34 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Brustbild im Oval, leicht nach rechts. Bezeichnung unterhalb der Darstellung: Louis van Beethoven.

      - Kupferstich in Punktiermanier (Punzenstich) von Karl Traugott Riedel nach einer Zeichnung von Gandolph Ernst Stainhauser von Treuberg. Leipzig, Bureau de Music, 1801. Ca. 10,1 x 8,2 cm (Oval), ca. 17,7 x 13 cm (Blattgröße). Nachstich des im Verlag von Giovanni Cappi in Wien 1801 erschienen Stiches von Johann Joseph Neidl durch Karl Traugott Riedel für den Leipziger Verleger Franz Anton Hoffmeister und dessen Bureau de Musique, der zu dieser Zeit mehrere Werke Beethovens veröffentlichte. Eines der frühesten Portraitstiche von Beethoven. Unter Passepartout. Selten!

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        The Tooti Nameh, or, Tales of a Parrot: in the Persian language, with an English translation.

      London J. Debrett 1801 - Reprint. 8vo, pp.vii, [1, blank], [4], 10-170 [but 160 leaves of parallel Persian and English text]. Persian text printed in nasta'liq. A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf, boards, neatly rebacked, preserving original spine, corners repaired. Preliminaries foxed, some spotting to text. Reprinted from the 1792 Calcutta edition by Wilson & Co., Oriental Press, Wild Court, Lincoln's Inn Fields. These Persian fables found enduring popularity in India, and the text became part of curriculum for British Persianists in turn.df

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        Wie Gertrud ihre Kinder lehrt

      Heinrich Gessner, Bern-Zürich 1801 - Bern-Zürich, Heinrich Geßner, 1801. Erstausgabe. - ¿[.] 1798 eröffnete Pestalozzi zum zweiten mal ein Waisenhaus; in Stans. Hier versammelte er achtzig Zöglinge, von denen er einige für den Lehrberuf an Elementarschulen ausbildete. Im Jahr darauf wurde er an die Volksschule Burgdorf berufen, wo er das obengenannte Buch schrieb. Der Titel ist irreführend, denn in den Briefen, die den Inhalt des Buches ausmachen, ist mehr von den Ergebnissen als von der Methode des Lehrens die Rede, und Gertrud selbst erscheint gar nicht. Trotzdem ist es eine erschöpfende Darlegung der pädagogischen Grundsätze Pestalozzis und legt besonderes Gewicht auf die drei ¿Elementa': Lesen, Schreiben, Rechnen. Die wichtigste und zukunftsträchtigste seiner Ideen, auf die er in seiner Praxis wie in seiner Lehre größten Nachdruck legte, war die Erkenntnis, dass die wahre Erziehungsmethode in der Ausbildung eines Kindes und nicht, wie bei einem Hund, in der Abrichtung liege. Der Zögling müsse für wichtiger erachtet werden als der Erwachsene, und es käme darauf an, ihn zum ¿ganzen Menschen' zu entwickeln" (Carter/Muir, Bücher die die Welt verändern, S. 476f.). - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Bezug an den Kapitalen m. kl. Fehlstellen. Namenszüge a. Vorsatz- u. Titelblatt. Teilweise leicht gebräunt u. stockfleckig,diverse Bleistiftunterstreichungen, schönes Exemplar dieses bedeutenden Klassikers - PMM 258; Borst 905; Goedecke XII, 62, 12; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems Written Chiefly in Retirement. The Fairy of the Lake, a dramatic romance; Effusions of relative and social feeling: and Specimens of the Hope of Albion; or, Edwin of Northumbria: an epic poem. With a prefatory memoir of the life of the author; and notes and illustrations of Runic mythology. (2nd edn.)

      Hereford: Printed by W.H. Parker; sold by R. Phillips . (of London), &c. 1801 - Half title, engr. & tinted front. (?Cerrig-Enion?) after Sutherland; 2-inch tear in lower margin of G2, without loss, neatly repaired; small hole torn though outer margin of leaves z3, z4, Aa1 & Aa2 (pp181-186) without affecting text. Contemp. half calf, spine with raised gilt bands, maroon morocco label; a little rubbed, but overall a good-plus copy. Two editions appeared in 1801, one with a London imprint, and the other a Hereford imprint, though both appear to have been printed in Hereford. OCLC designates the London edition as the First Edition, while the Hereford edition is designated the Second Edition. The prefatory memoir occupies xlviii pages, and ?The Fairy of the Lake? 92pp. The ?Effusions? consist of 34 poems, written between 1785 and 1800. As with all of Thelwall?s works, this is a scarce title. From the library of Michael Foot, with his signature in pencil on leading f.e.p., and with the booklabel of Isaac Foot. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtans., "Die Stadt Schwatz".

      - Aquatinta ( in Sepia ) v. B(enedikt) Pringer n. Runk b. Josef Eder Wien, 1801, 35,5 x 53 Nebehay-Wagner 579/15. Aus "Sammlung der vorzüglichsten Mahlerischen Gegenden von Tyrol", der Landschaftsmaler Ferdinand Runk bereiste im Auftrag des Erzherzogs Johann, bei dem er ab 1795 angestellt war, das Land Tirol. Aus seinen Vorzeichnungen erschuf Benedikt Piringer 28 wunderbare Aquatintaradierungen, die ab 1801 bei Jos. Eder in 2 Serien erschienen sind. Prachtvolle Gesamtansicht von Osten, im linken Bildrand das Schloss Freundsberg. Breitrandig, von tadelloser Erhaltung, seltenes Blatt, die wohl schönste Darstellung von Schwaz in Tirol.

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        Catalogus bibliographicus librorum in Bibliotheca Caes. Reg. et Equestris Adademiae Theresianae extantium cum accessionibus originum typographicarum Vindobonensium et duobus supplementis nec non indice triplici sistematico, bibliografico et typographico.

      Vienna: Typis Viduae Alberti, 1801 - Erste Ausgabe auf 100 Ex beschränkt; hier 8 von 13 Bände des Exemplars 82/100; in jedem Band ex libris des Wieners Servitenklosters in der Rossau; halbleder Bände der Zeit, fest, leicht bis mittel an Kapital und Ecken berieben; sehr schönes breitrandiges Exemplar; Kupfer auf jeder Titelseite und 11 Kupfer im Text; in Bd I Kupfer der Bibliothek; in Bd III, Historische Nachricht von der neuen Bibliothek der theresianischen Ritterakademie; Bd I, XV, 281 Seiten; Bd II: XXX, 291; Bd III:256; Bd IV: VIII, 353; Bd V: XVI, 304; Bd VI: VIII, 305-827; Bd VII: XXIV, 528; Bd VIII: XXVI, 632; schönes sehr seltenes Exemplar der 8 ersten Bände. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Map of England, Wales + Scotland, describing all the Direct and principal Cross Roads in Great Britain, with the Distances measured between the.

      Artist: Faden William d ; issued in: Wales; date: d1801 - - technic: Steel engraving; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Perfect condition; - size (in cm): 71,5 x 60; - description: Map depicts Englan, Wales and Scottland with all the mainstreets and major cities. With a decorativie wind rose and on an inset map Scottland.; - vita of the artist: William Faden (1749 ? 1836) was an English cartographer and a publisher of maps. He was the royal geographer to King George III. He replaced Thomas Jeffreys in that role.The title of -geographer to the king- was given to various people in the 18th century, including John Senex, Herman Moll, Emmanuel Bowen and Thomas Jeffreys. All of these men, including William Faden, were engravers and publishers, not scholars or academics. Their part was to publish and supply maps to the crown and parliament.William Faden printed the North American Atlas in 1777, and ".it became the most important atlas chronicling the Revolution's battles." There were 29 maps in the atlas, and they included detailed battle maps drawn by eyewitnesses.

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        Disquisitiones arithmeticae.

      Leipzig: Gerhard Fleischer, 1801. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (202 x 121 mm). xviii, 668, [10] pp., including 3 leaves of tables and 2 leaves of errata at end, leaves B7, G4, K3, Ff7, and Tt6 are cancels. 19th-century green half morocco, spine with gilt lettering and some gilt decoration (extremities rubbed), marbled edges and endpapers. Few gatherings still unopened, title with tiny repair to top corner, little browning and some uneven scattered foxing to text as usual, some errors corrected in text in contemporary hand. Provenance: Iain Crompton (signature and bibliographical note on second free endpaper); Michael Sharpe (bookplate to front pastedown); Galloway & Porter, Cambridge (sticker to front pastedown). A very good and wide-margined copy. ---- PMM 257; Dibner Heralds of Science 114; Grolier/Horblit 38; Norman 878; DSB IV, p.299f. FIRST EDITION of the work which revolutionised number theory, and established the twenty-four year old Gauss as a mathematical genius. The son of a bricklayer, he had actually discovered the theory of quadratic reciprocity, which both Euler and Legendre had failed to prove, at no more than 18 years of age. He also described the discovery of a method of inscribing in a circle a regular polygon of seventeen sides - the first discovery of this kind in Euclidean geometry for over two thousand years. The new mathematics so confused the typesetters that, in addition to the lengthy 4-page errata, the worst mistakes in the book were corrected by cancel leaves. In our copy leaves B7, G4, K3, Ff7, and Tt6 are cancels; none are bound in in their uncancelled form (see Norman 878). - Visit our website for additional images and information. Very Good.

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        Species muscorum frondosorum. Opus Posthumum. 1 Hauptband + 4 Supplementbände in 7 Bänden. Text in Latein. Herausgegeben von F. Schwägerichen.

      Leipzig, Verlag Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1801, 1811, 1816, 1823/24, 1826/27, 1827/28, 1829/30, 1842. 4°. Pappeinband der Zeit., Hauptband: Mit 77 handcolorierten Abbildungen, 352 Seiten. Supplementum Primum: Sectio Prima. Tafel 1 - 49 mit handcoloierten Abbildungen, 196 Seiten. Supplementum Primun: Sectio Posterior. Tafel 50 - 100 mit handcolorierten Abbildungen. 373 Seiten. Supplementum Secundum: Tafel 101 - 125 mit handcolorierten Abbildungen. 36 Seiten und Tafel 126 - 150 mit handcolorierten Abbildungen. Seite 88 - 186 Sectio Posterior. Supplementum Secundum: Volumen Secundum. Tafel 151 - 175 mit handcolorierten Abbildungen. 79 Seiten und Tafel 176 - 200 mit handcolorierten Abbildungen: Sectio Secunda, Seite 81 bis 210. Supplementum Tertium: Volumen Primum: Tafel 201 - 225 mit handcolorierten Abbildungen. Keine Textpaginierung und Supplementum Tertium: Volumen Primum. Tafel 226 - 250 mit handcolorierten Abbildungen. Keine Textpaginierung. Supplementum Tertium: Volumen Secundum. Tafel 251 - 275 mit handcolorierten Abbildungen. Keine Textpaginierung und Sectio Secunda: Tafel 276 bis 300 mit handcolorierten Abbildungen. Keine Textpaginierung. Supplementum Quartum: Tafel 301 bis 325 mit handcolorierten Abbildungen. Keine Textpaginierung. Einbände etwas berieben und beschabt. Papier altesbedingt gilb und teils stockfleckig. Insgesamt gutes und sehr seltenes komplettes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Ioannis Hedwig, Moose, Botanik

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        A New Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus by . Thornton [The Genera of Exotic and Indigenous Plants that are to be met with in Great Britain; arranged according to the reformed system, by . Thornton]

      published by Dr. Thornton, London 1801 - (18 5/8 x 12 7/8 inches). Engraved title to each part, engraved allegorical frontispiece titled Cupid, Flora, Ceres and Esculapius Honouring the Bust of Linnaeus, engraved portrait frontispiece of Queen Charlotte, engraved allegorical plate titled Cupid Inspiring Plants with Love, 16 engraved portraits of botanists on 14 sheets, 43 engraved plates on 42 leaves (including 34 botanical illustrations and 9 engraved pages of text or tables), all uncoloured. (Some spotting and browning, numerous blindstamps, 2 botanical plates shaved into the image area). Later half calf over textured cloth-covered boards (upper joint split) Provenance: Chetham Library, Manchester, England (blindstamps) An extraordinary offshoot of Thornton's larger work of the same name With this work, an offshoot of his larger masterpiece of the same title, Thornton attempted to explain Linnaean botany, as well as expound upon his own botanical theories. The work celebrates great contemporary and historical botanists and their supporters and also includes plates of many cross-sections of plant stems. The logic of the work is elusive, but what is undeniable is that, like its larger cousin, the present work includes some very charming plates, particularly the allegorical ones and the intriguing image of the dragon arum. The chaotic publication of Thornton's masterpiece, the seeminglly haphazard order in which plates, text, tables were published, and the work's final ignominious fate as prizes in a lottery draw have all meant that there is no definitive bibliographical description for either the large-scale work or the present somewhat smaller offshoot. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        I principi della vegetazione applicati alla vera arte di coltivar la terra, per raccorre della medesima il maggior possibile frutto

      1801. Due volumi di cm. 18; pp. 288, (2); (2), XIV, 3-355 (1). Mezza pelle coeva, titoli in oro al dorso e fregi a secco, piatti in carta marmorizzata. Qualche lieve fioritura, ottimo esemplare. Edizione originale di non facile reperibilità. Al momento della pubblicazione, questo testo si presentò come il più aggiornato in Europa in materia di biologia agraria e come l'unico pubblicato in Italia. I Capitoli trattato i modi di coltivare i prati naturali e artificiali, le relative erbe e colture, l'irrigazione e la raccolta. Di particolare interesse i capitoli riguardanti la vite e la scelta delle uve, la sua coltivazione, cura e raccolto, il modo per fare il vino, e i capitoli sull'olivo, sua cura e coltivazione, possibili malattie, raccolta delle olive e conservazione dell'olio. Quartapelle Berardo (Teramo 1749 - 1804) autore semisconosciuto ma pionieristico, in Italia, nello studio della biologia agraria e fisiologia vegetale. Cfr. Niccoli 75; Iccu.[Opera proposta da: Galleria La Stampa Antica] .

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        Naturforscher und Geograph (1769-1859). Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Al Humbold") mit eigenh. Adresse und Siegel.

      8. S. auf Doppelblatt An Emilie Seifert, geb. Thiede (geb. am 4. IV. 1801) Frau von Humboldts Kammerdiener Johann Seifert: "Lassen Sie Sich, liebe Mad. [Madam] Seifert, durch Professor B u s c h m a n n [Eduard Buschmann, Mitarbeiter von Humboldt] mein dikkes griechisches Lexikon in einem Bande von Mr Alexandre [Charles Alexandre: Dictionnaire Grec-Francais] geben, u[nd] schikken Sie es hie her // Al Humboldt // P[otsdam] Donnerstag". [Auf der Außenseite ist die Anschrift:] "An Madam Seifert //im Hause des G[eheimen] R[ats] v. Humboldt Oranienburger Str n. 67". - // - Humboldt hat öfter Briefe aus Potsdam mit Anweisungen an seinen Diener bzw. dessen Ehefrau geschrieben. Er braucht hier sein Griechisch-Lexikon von C. Alexandre (Paris 1830), damit er neben seinen Pflichten als Kammerherr des Königs wissenschaftlich arbeiten kann. - Humboldt wohnte erst ab dem 1. 7. 1842 in der Oranienburger Str. 67. - // - Der Bibliothekar Sprachwissenschaftler und Verfasser des "Kosmos-Registers" Eduard Buschmann (1805-1880), hilft dabei. - DABEI: Eingehende, wissenschaftliche Beschreibung der Hintergründe unseres Briefes durch Dr. Ingo Schwarz von der Alexander-von-Humboldt-Forschungsstelle / Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften. 4. 1 S. - Leicht knittrig und etwas braunfleckig, kleiner Einriss an der Faltkante fachmännisch (fast unsichtbar, mit Archiv-Reparaturband) hinterlegt, sonst gut.

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        Buried Alive; or, Ten Years of Penal Servitude in Siberia [Later Published as The House of the Dead]

      Henry Holt and Company, 1881 2018-01-04. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First American edition. Two faint discolorations on front board, corners rubbed, spine a bit toned, 1 inch surface tear to top corner of front paste-down, free endpapers removed (these can be replaced by our binder at no additional cost, but we prefer to leave that decision up to the buyer). 1881 Hard Cover. 361, [3] pp. Two pages of ads follow text. 8vo. Translated from the Russian by Marie von Thilo.

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        Ansicht, "Strasse über den Brenner bey Lueg.".

      - Aquatinta ( in Sepia ) v. Piringer n. Runk b. Josef Eder Wien, 1801, 31,5 x 46 Nebehay-Wagner 579/3. Aus "Sammlung der vorzüglichsten Mahlerischen Gegenden von Tyrol", der Landschaftsmaler Ferdinand Runk (1764 Freiburg /Breisgau - 1834 Wien) bereiste im Auftrag des Erzherzogs Johann, bei dem er ab 1795 angestellt war, das Land Tirol. Aus seinen Vorzeichnungen erschuf Benedikt Piringer (1775 Wien - 1826 Paris) 28 wunderbare Aquatintaradierungen, die ab 1801 bei Josef Eder in 2 Serien - Städte und Landschaften einerseits und Schlösser anderseits - erschienen sind; dekorative Darstellung der alten Straße über den Brenner auf Höhe der letzten Zollstation vor der Passhöhe; im Vordergrund Händler mit ihren Fuhrwerken, dahinter die Zollburg, die eigentliche Burg Lueg am Brenner (auch als Burg am Wahlenstein bezeichnet) liegt links in einer Höhle in der Felswand, im Hintergrund schlängelt sich die Straße bis zur Passhöhe; breitrandig, etwas angestaubt und lichtrandig, gering wellig, sonst von guter Erhaltung.

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        Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.

      Lee and Shepard, Boston / Lee, Shepard, and Dillingham, 1872 2018-01-04. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Tenniel, John. First American edition ('wade' for 'wabe' on p. 21). Professionally rebacked with original backstrip laid down (some loss from edges), new end sheets. Boards lightly rubbed and soiled, pencil name and year ('R.P. Blake 1880') on front flyleaf, a number of illustrations colored with pencil by a young reader, some quite nicely done. 1872 Hard Cover. x, [1]-224 pp. 8vo. The sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, with fifty illustrations by John Tenniel. This first American edition was released with both red and green cloth (no priority) in the same year as the Macmillan edition printed in London, and contains the same typo in the Jabberwocky's poem. Our research indicates that the U.S. edition appears less frequently both in the trade and at auction than its British equivalent. Carroll's books about Alice are among the most collected works in modern literature, and have both inspired a number of animated and live actions films (most recently those directed by Tim Burton and featuring Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, and Mia

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        The Principles of Surgery in 2 volkumes: Volume First; of the Ordinary Duties of the Surgeon, containing the Principles of Surgery, as they relate to Wounds, Ulcers, and Fistulas; Aneurisms, and wounded Arteries, Fractures of the Limbs, and the Duties of the Military and Hospital Surgeon - Rare 1801 first edition of volume 1

      Cadell, Davies, Longman, Rees, Creech, Manners and Miller, London 1801 - This is the very rare 1801 first edition, first impression of the first volume of this important work, volume 2 being published much later, in 1806, followed by volume 3 in 1808. Volume 1 is by far the rarest of the 3 volumes. John Bell is considered to be a founder of the modern surgery of the vascular system. The 674-page text is in very good, tight, clean condition, with some very light age-browning but with negligible foxing. Light foxing of the blank end papers. Vignette title page a little dusty. 12 coloured plates, 7 black-and-white plates and 60 text drawings. The original 19th Century half leather and marbled boards binding is quite worn, with partial cracking of the hinges, but the hinges are still very secure. The spine has raised bands, gilt decoration and gilt title on the original black leather title panel. See photographs of this copy attached. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brian P. Martin Antiquarian Books]
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        Tales of Wonder.

      London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for the Author; and sold by J. Bell,, 1801. 2 volumes, tall octavo (248 x 150 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, decorative gilt spines tooled with a' bird on a branch' and 'birds on a goblet' motifs, twin black labels, gilt rule panels on sides, gilt roll tool turn-ins, speckled edges, marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplates of George Forbes, sixth earl of Granard (1760-1837), army officer. A clean, tall copy in a lovely period binding. First edition, "because of the ample large paper format and high publication price [one guinea], this two-volume octavo edition was soon derided as 'Tales of Plunder'" (Todd & Bowden), although ODNB (see below) attributes this appellation to the fact that two-thirds of the ballad material included had been published in previous compilations. "In 1798 Lewis met William Erskine, friend of Walter Scott, who showed him some of the latter's translations and imitations of German ballads. Lewis's admiration for his writing represented an important opportunity for the as yet unknown Scott, whose subsequent poetry was greatly influenced by Lewis. In 1798 Lewis announced to Scott his plan to publish a collection of 'Tales of Terror', adding that 'a Ghost or a Witch is a sine-qua-non ingredient in all the dishes, of which I mean to compose my hobgoblin repast' (Peck, 118). This reveals Lewis's interest in fashionable Gothic horror rather than any scholarly concern for folkloric authenticity, a predilection which is evident in his subsequent publication. The collection appeared in late 1800 or early 1801 as Tales of Wonder, and, in addition to traditional material and nine original poems by Lewis (the best being 'Alonzo the Brave and Fair Imogine'), included five ballads by Scott, eight by Robert Southey, and one by John Leyden. Lewis's original poems display a remarkable variety of metrical feet, stanzaic form, and rhyme scheme, confirming Walter Scott's comment that Lewis 'had the finest ear for the rhythm of verse I have ever heard—finer than Byron's' (ibid., 123). Eight were Lewis's translations from the German, including five from Herder's Volkslieder, the main faults of which are overadornment and sentimentality. Of the sixty pieces included, about two-thirds had been published before in collections by Thomas Percy, David Herd, and other eighteenth-century compilers, a fact which contributed to the book's poor public reception and its popular appellation 'Tales of Plunder'. Of the many parodies elicited by Tales of Wonder, the most celebrated is the anonymous Tales of Terror (1801) on account of the fact that it was sold by Lewis's own publisher Bell, who issued it and the Tales of Wonder in uniform size and advertised the two works as companion volumes. The attribution of Tales of Terror to Lewis by his biographer of 1839 deepened the bibliographical confusion, and the work was thereafter taken to be Lewis's own, an attribution symptomatic of the fine line separating horror and parody in Lewis's opus" (ODNB).

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        Anleitung zur Anwendung der Bohlen-Dächer bey ökonomischen Gebäuden und insonderheit bei Scheunen.

      Berlin Decker 1801 - (24 x 21 cm). VIII, 28 S. Mit 6 gefalteten kolorierten Kupfertafeln. Pappband der Zeit. Einzige Ausgabe. - Gilly (1748-1808), Geheimer Oberbaurat in Berlin und einer der Begründer der dortigen Bauakademie, betätigte sich auf allen Gebieten des Bauwesens und ist einer der Männer, die das Bauwesen des preußischen Staates geprägt haben. Er trug sowohl als Lehrer als auch als Schriftsteller wesentlich zur Verbreitung kostensparender Bauideen wie z.B. des Bohlenbinderdachs bei. Die Tafeln zeigen diverse Dachkonstruktionen, deren Details und vollständige Scheunenkonstruktionen. - Titel verso mit leicht durchschlagendem Stempel. Text stellenweise gering stockfleckig. Tafeln sauber. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen sowie mit kleinem Klebefleck. Insgesamt wohlerhalten. - Poggendorff I, 898; Engelmann, Bibl. mech.-techn. 121. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Every Man his Own Broker; or, A Guide to the Stock-Exchange.

      London: W. J. and J. Richardson,, 1801. The thirteenth edition, considerably improved. Duodecimo (172 x 100 mm). Contemporary brown morocco rebacked to style, red morocco title label, smooth spine ruled in gilt. Folding table. Small ownership signature to front free endpaper. Board corners worn, boards slightly rubbed, small ink stain to fore edge of text block and rear endpapers. A very good copy. Later edition of what is generally considered the first guide to the stock exchange, based on the author's own experience of losing "a genteel fortune" in 1756. Thomas Mortimer (1730–1810) was one of the earliest experts on the operation of the stock exchange established in the coffee-house of London's Change Alley. Every Man his Own Broker is a practical guide for would-be speculators, warning about the dangers of getting involved with brokers and gives a valuable insight into the financial world of mid-eighteenth-century London. Mortimer was the first to write about the terms "bear" and "bull" markets and provides their definitions on pages 65 and 67. The appendix includes "directions to strangers to find their way readily to the different offices at the Bank, South-Sea and India Houses". Every Man His Own Broker was first published in 1761 and ran into fourteen editions in the following forty years, this copy being the thirteenth, enlarged, edition.

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        Observations on the Cow-Pock.

      Printed by Nichols & Son, 1801., [London]: - 27 cm. [iii]-vi, 88 pp. Engraved title and vignette, 4 portraits, index, Bookseller's advertisement: p. 81-88, erratum (p.88); lightly foxed. Original full speckled calf, single gilt decorative roll on covers; rebacked with brown leatherette, edges worn, inner joints reinforced. Verso of title with rubber-stamps [withdrawn] of the Wellcome Library. Very good. Second edition (not stated), but no copy of a first printing known. 4 leaves of plates, all portraits. RARE. "SECOND EDITION"; no copy of first edition recorded. Probably the earliest critical-historical account of vaccination against small pox. The book features four portraits of illustrious physicians: Jenner, William Woodville, George Pearson, F.R.S. (an early advocate in support of Jenner), and Benjamin Waterhouse (an advocate of vaccination, even advising President John Adams). Creighton writes of this work, "Dr. Lettsom, a leading physician, and a fussy or influential person among the charitable, rushed to the help of the endangered cowpox project with a letter [within this book] dated 25th November, 1800: 'The disease,' he assured the public, 'was not cowpock, but morbid ulceration, originating from the purulent matter formed under the scab or dried pustule or the cowpock.' Lettsom, whose writings prove him to have been something of a windbag, did not know what he was talking about.'" â€" p. 179. Gilbert Ironside exchanged letters with Lettsom, relating to the cow-pock, published by Thomas Joseph Pettigrew, Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Late John Coakley Lettsom . . . , Volume 2. â€" pp. 338, 340, 341, 343. Lettsom (1744--1815), English physician and philanthropist, was born in the British Virgin Islands, a Quaker community. He was an abolitionist, whereupon on the death of his father, a slave owner, he manumitted them. [He actually inherited another 1,000 slaves from a relation, but died before he could act to free these people.] He wrote prolifically on medical subjects, and in 1789 contributed one of the first accounts of alcoholism, entitled, Hints respecting the effects of hard drinking. REFERENCES: Cushing L188. See: Deborah Brunton, The Politics of Vaccination: Practice and Policy in England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland, 1800-1874, University of Rochester Press, 2008; Charles Creighton, Jenner and Vaccination: A Strange Chapter of Medical History, London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co. 1889. [FFrye C188] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Lectures on the Elements of Commerce, Politics, and Finances; intended as a companion to Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England; and peculiarly calculated to qualify young noblemen and gentlemen for situations in any of the public offices under government, and for parliamentary business.

      London: Printed by A. Strahan for T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1801 - Octavo (225 x 141 mm). Original drab yellow paper spine, blue paper sides, paper spine label, uncut. Front joint cracked and a little tender, a few nicks and chips to spine, paper creased or awkwardly folded in places (during production). An excellent copy, tall, clean and crisp. First octavo edition, originally published in quarto as The Elements of Commerce, Politics and Finances (London 1772). Thomas Mortimer (1730–1810) was a prolific writer on trade and finance, perhaps best known for Every Man His Own Broker: or a Guide to the Stock Exchange (1761). In his introduction to the present edition, Mortimer notes that the idea for "a cheaper edition, and a new form of compiling it, [was] suggested by some respectable gentlemen of the University of Oxford, to whom the author paid a visit in the year 1798, as likely to be more useful to young students". The subscriber's list runs to around 170 names, headed by the Marquis of Lansdowne, and includes Sir William Hamilton, Lord Nelson, and John Horne Tooke. Scarce: Copac cites copies at seven British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Chetham's Library, Glasgow, LSE, Scotland, Edinburgh, Senate House); well-represented in OCLC but most uncommon in commerce. Goldsmiths' 18140; Kress B.4422.

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        Examen des Ouvrages modernes de Peinture, Sculpture, Architecture et Gravure, exposés au Salon du Musée, le 15 fructidor an 9; par une Société d'Artistes

      120 pp. 8vo, cont. half-calf & marbled boards (spine slightly rubbed), red morocco lettering piece on spine, gilt cipher of Eugène de Beauharnais on covers. Paris: Didot Jeune, An IX [1801]. First edition of this rare Salon commentary. Landon (1760-1826), prominent art critic, historian, and popularizer of contemporary art, wielded great influence over the French art world in the early 19th century. He served as curator of paintings at the Louvre and was the personal painter to Charles Ferdinand, duc de Berry. Three of Landon's paintings were exhibited at various Salons, including the present one. Landon also wrote and edited more than 100 works, including important histories of art, biographies of artists, and numerous catalogues and inventories of collections such as that of the Palais du Luxembourg. In this work, Landon presents the commentaries of anonymous critics, as well as his own, on that year's Salon. They describe a wide range of artworks, occasionally expressing acerbic opinions on the items displayed ("I will not comment on the attempts of these two young artists…to make clear the abuse of derived principles, in a good school, but poorly felt and falsely applied, and the danger of exhibiting in public the first fruits of a talent which is not yet refined"-page 20). The critics remark on works by artists and architects such as Alexandre-Évariste Fragonard, François Gérard (his portrait of the Empress Joséphine), Antoine-Denis Chaudet, Charles-Louis Corbet, Alphonse-Henri Guy de Gisors, Jean Broc, and many others, both fledgling and established. Nice tall copy, with the cipher of Eugène de Beauharnais (1781-1824), politician, military commander, and son of the Empress Joséphine. Unidentified ownership stamp on title-page. First five leaves of text with small restorations, not touching the text. WorldCat locates one copy in North America. ❧ N.B.G., Vol. 29, cols. 355-58 (Landon).

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Synopsis methodica fungorum. 2 Teile und Index in 1 Band.

      Göttingen Dieterich -08 1801 - Kl. 8°. XXX, 240 S.; 1 Bl., SS. (241)-706, 1 Bl.; 18 Bll. Mit 5 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Halblederband der Zeit. Seltene erste Ausgabe dieses bedeutenden Werkes mit dem ausgesprochen seltenen, 7 Jahre später erschienenen, Index. - Persoon (1755-1837) studierte in Leiden und Göttingen Medizin und Naturgeschichte und lebte dann als Arzt in Paris. Mit seiner "Synopsis fungorum" und seiner unvollständig gebliebenen "Mycologia Europaea" schuf er das erste wissenschaftliche System der Pilze und gilt als Begründer der modernen deskriptiven Mykologie. Er kann als der bedeutendste Mykologe seiner Zeit bezeichnet werden. - Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig. Ohne vorderen Vorsatz. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen. Rücken restauriert. - DSB 10, 530; Pritzel 7060; nicht bei Uellner [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Versuch eines Handbuchs der Erfindungen. 8 Bände.

      Wien und Prag Haas 1801 - (21 x 12,5 cm). Zusammen über 3000 S. Mit 8 gestochenen Titeln, jeweils mit einer großen figürlichen Vignette. Kartonbände der Zeit, unbeschnitten. Eines der ältesten technologischen Lexika in deutscher Sprache, 1790 erstmals erschienen. - Besonders interessant ist es wegen seiner historischen Angaben mit Literaturzitaten. Unter den alphabetisch geordneten Stichworten u.a.: Barometer, Bergwerk, Brennspiegel, Brod, Buchdruckerkunst, Camera obscura, Elektrizität, Färberkunst, Fernglas, Gartenkunst, Gewitterableiter, Glas, Goldmacherkunst, Hygrometer, Jagd, Kaffee, Kalender, Kompaß, Kräuterkunde, Lampe, Luftpumpe, Luftschwimmkunst, Mikrometer, Mikroskop, Ofen, Orgel, Papier, Pendeluhr, Perpetuum mobile, Porzellan, Purpur, Schiffahrt, Schriftgießerei, Spiegel, Sprachrohr, Tabak, Tapeten, Taucherglocke, Telegraph, Thermometer, Ventilatoren, Vulkane, Wage, Wasserorgel, Zauberkunst und -laterne. - Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen. Zwei Bände ohne Reihentitel. Insgesamt breitrandiges und nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar in guter Erhaltung. - Zischka 243 (kennt nur 7 Bände)

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        THE THIRD CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS and Remarkable Events: containing Caution and Instruction for Children.

      London. Darton and Harvey.1801 [1802]. 26 unnumbered leaves, illustrated with 15 dramatic engravings. Original plain marbled wrappers. 120 x 79 mm. First edition. Few ink-spots on one leaf, else a remarkably fine copy. This, the 'Third Chapter,' is the final title in this series.

      [Bookseller: David Miles Books]
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        Gesamatns., "Wetterschrofen und Sonnspitz bei Lermoos.".

      - Aquatinta ( in Sepia ) v. B. Piringer n. F. Runk, 1801, 35,5 x 53,5 Nebehay-Wagner 579/11. Dekorative und stimmungsvolle Ansicht. Wir blicken aus westlicher Richtung auf Lermoos mit der Pfarrkirche Hl. Katharina rechts, dahinter das Ehrwalder Becken mit der Gemeinde Ehrwald, links das Wettersteingebirge mit der Zugspitze, rechts die Ehrwalder Sonnenspitze. kleinere Randläsuren restauriert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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