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        The Bakerian Lecture, on Some Chemical Agencies of Electricity.

      London 1807 - Journal extract from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year 1806, Vol. 97, Part One, published 1807. Slim 4to, pp. 1-56. Volume title, plus engraved plate at rear, some spotting, recent blue buckram gilt. ---- Sparrow 52, PMM 255 (remark) - Davy found that when he passed electrical current through some substances, these substances decomposed, (a process later called electrolysis). Davy must have known of Lavoisier's suggestion that the alkali earths were s of unknown metals. At first, he tried to separate the metals by electrolyzing aqueous solutions of the alkalis, but this yielded only hydrogen gas. He then tried passing current through molten compounds, and his persistence was rewarded when he was able to separate globules of pure metal by this means. His first successes came in 1807 with the separation of potassium from molten potash and of sodium from common salt. He described potassium as particles which, when thrown into water, "skimmed about excitedly with a hissing sound, and soon burned with a lovely lavender light." Dr. John Davy, Humphry's brother, said that Humphry "danced around and was delirious with joy" at his discovery. These results were presented in his second Bakerian lecture of November, 1807. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La scienza della legislazione

      Filadelfia (ma Livorno); Stamperia delle Povincie Unite 1807 5 voll.; in 16°; pp. CI, (1), 334; 486; 419; 326; 376; leg. in mezza pelle coeva, ricche dorature sui dorsi; Ritratto dell' A. inciso in rame da Lapi e Morghen in antip. Filangieri con la sua opera fece il piu' vasto tentativo compiuto nell'Europa Illuminista di fondere la scienza di governo su norme chiare e logiche agganciandola ai principi del movimento riformatore. Le questioni economiche sono trattate nel secondo volume (ottimo)

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        Aphorisms of Sir Philip Sidney; With Remarks by Miss [Jane] Porter, (Author of Thaddeus of Warsaw)

      London: Printed [by C. Stower] for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme..., 1807. FIRST EDITION. 2 volumes. 12mo, 158 x 92 mms., pp. [iv], xv [xvi blank], 222 [223 - 224 adverts]; vi [sic for viii], 225 [226 adverts], including half-title in each volume, engraved portrait of Sidney as frontispiece in volume 1, engraved image of "The Princess of Arcadia" as frontispiece to volume 2 (both by Freeman after R. K. Porter, the author's brother), contemporary tree calf, gilt spines, red leather labels; upper front joint volume 1 slightly cracked, otherwise a fine set with the contempoary autograph "Mariana Wainman" on the top margin of the title-page in each volume. a Jane Porter (1776 - 1850) was indeed best known as the author of two very popular novels, Thaddeus of Warsaw and he Scottish Chiefs, neither of which seem to appeal to many 21st century readers. In her entry on Jane Porter in ODNB, Dorothy McMillan notes, "Porter's minor literary productions confirm her somewhat inflated sense of herself as a woman of letters." Her appearance was frequently commented on: "There is Haydon's celebrated story of Lord Abercorn, who, having invited the Porter sisters and paid their travel, sneaked a secret look at his guests, pronounced them frights, and left the house until they had gone. Mostly, however, Jane Porter was found handsome: dark and stately, she was dubbed 'Il Penseroso' by S. C. Hall, as opposed to Anna Maria's fair and lively 'L'Allegro'. Miss Mitford found Porter the only literary lady not 'fit for a scarecrow' (L'Estrange, 2.152), but Lady Morgan found her ill-dressed, 'lackadaisical' with the 'air of a regular Melpomene' (Owenson, Memoirs, 2.396). Maginn, however, remarks that even in her later years she had a 'long and handsome face' (Maginn, 404)."

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        Authentic Narrative of the Death of Lord Nelson:

      London: for T. Cadell and W. Davies,, 1807. with the Circumstances preceding, attending, and subsequent to, that event; the Professional Report on his Lordship's Wound; and Several Interesting Anecdotes. Octavo (230 × 140 mm). Contemporary diced calf, title gilt to spine, flat bands, compartments gilt with foliate tools, triple fillet gilt panel to the boards, enclosing a foliate roll in blind, edges and endpapers marbled, gilt quatrefoil roll to the turn-ins. Portrait frontispiece and a plate of the fatal musket ball. Slightly rubbed particularly on the joints, the upper starting towards the head, light browning, the plate a little foxed and slightly offset, but overall a very good copy. First edition. Beatty was the naval surgeon "who attended Nelson after he received his fatal wound, [and] performed the autopsy" (ODNB). He wrote this account for Clark and M'Arthur's monumental Life "but it was published in this form because of 'the length of time which must necessarily elapse before so extensive and magnificent a Publication can be completed'" (NMM). This copy with the ownership inscription of the John James Hamilton, 1st Marquess Abercorn, dated April 1815. Abercorn was a kinsman of Sir William Hamilton, husband of Nelson's inamorata, Emma. Decidedly uncommon in the first edition.

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      New Haven: Sidney's Press, 1807. (32)pp. Illustrated with a frontispiece and eight woodcuts framed with decorative borders. A didactic tale demonstrating the importance of being industrious, followed by several riddles and logic problems intended to engage young minds. The text opens and closes with alphabet pages, and the last page bears an advertisement for the publisher I. Cooke & Co. In original decorative paper wrappers with a design of flowers and leaves in green and red. Binding has been expertly and nearly imperceptibly repaired. An uncommonly fine copy of a scarce chapbook. Only two institutional copies recorded.

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      Windsor, Vt.: Printed by Alden Spooner, 1807.. 144pp. 12mo. Contemporary speckled calf, leather label. Bit rubbed. Tanned, contemporary ownership inscription on front fly leaf. Very good. Second American edition, enlarged with additional statistics on Indian captives and the texts of several letters. Mrs. Johnson was captured by the Indians in Vermont in 1754 and held until 1758. One of the classic New England captivities, first published in Walpole, New Hampshire in 1796. HOWES J153. AYER 120. VAIL 1123. SABIN 36327.

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        LAS SIETE PARTIDAS DEL REY DON ALFONSO EL SABIO, cotejadas con varios codices antiguos por la Real Academia de la Historia

      - Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, 1807,3 tomos en 4º mayor piel, con 2.216 págs (la encuadernacion del tercer tomo defectuosa) HISTORIA

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        1807 - 1812 Cuba Spain ~ document archive signed by Marquis Someruelos & Apodaca

      1807 - For sale is a set of five manuscript documents dated between October 17, 1807 and September 28, 1812. There is a total of 24 pages (22 pages with text & 2 pages blank) 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Three of the documents have been signed by Don Salvador de Muro y Salazar, Marquis Someruelos was Captain General of Cuba and Louisiana , from 1799 to 1812 in the early nineteenth century, is the highest office of the Spanish colonial military administration. Successor of Don Luis de Las Casas , he received in 1800 in his residence on German geographer Alexander von Humboldt , known later as the "second inventor of Cuba" for his contributions to the knowledge of the nature of the Cuban geography. He began an effort to vaccinate populations . He then tried to prevent anti-French riots in March 1809 in Cuba were unleashed against the French refugees from Santo Domingo to Cuba . He then had to suppress revolts and conspiracies Creole from 1810 to 1812 in Cuba . A free black named José Antonio Aponte , leads the slave revolt in 1812, and is developing a plan that will give them freedom. But the plot was foiled and Aponte and several of his men were hanged. The Marquis de Someruelos will in particular have the conspiracy of 1812 as a vague threat against the white community. The final document has been signed by Juan José Ruiz de Apodaca y Eliza Gastón de Iriarte López de Letona y Lasqueti (Spanish: Juan Ruiz de Apodaca, primer conde de Venadito) (February 3, 1754, Cadiz, Spain—January 11, 1835, Madrid, Spain) was a Spanish Basque naval officer and viceroy of New Spain from September 20, 1816 to July 5, 1821, during Mexico's War of Independence. Ruiz de Apodaca was born in Cádiz into a family of renowned Basque merchants. He entered the navy in 1767 and took part in the campaign against Algerian pirates. In 1770 he was promoted to the rank of ensign. He was in Peru from 1770 to 1778 and England in 1779. From 1781 to 1790 he was a captain, in charge of ships of the line, and afterward he was in charge of the reconstruction of the harbor at Tarragona. In October 1802 he was named commandant of the arsenal at Cadiz. Now in command of a squadron, he made major improvements at Cadiz. When the French invaded Spain, he took command of the remnants of the Spanish navy, which had been largely destroyed in the Battle of Trafalgar, and captured the French squadron opposite his own. He was subsequently ambassador plenipotentiary in Britain and Captain General of Florida and Cuba (1812–15). His reputation was that of a man of tact and good judgment. For his services he was awarded the military crosses of San Fernando and San Hermenegildo. **** Please message us for translations of the documents. Condition; document is in very good condition with some wear. Please see some of my other antique and highly collectible items currently listed for sale. All items are guaranteed to be 100% authentic. Full satisfaction or money back guaranteed. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Combined shipping available. 575

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      Philadelphia: [By Robert Bailey For] J. Johnson,. Good with no dust jacket. 1807. Second Edition. Paperback. Disasters; Children's; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 16mo 4" - 5" tall; 48 pages; Original marbled wraps, text with 12 full-page and smaller copperplate engravings, unpaginated. Some wear and chipping to wraps at spine fold and edges, front cover partially separated, text also quite good. Rosenbach 291. Welch 259.2. Shaw-Shoemaker 12394. The last in a series initially published in London (1801) , with the first U. S. Edition of all three by Johnson in 1802-1803. Each chapter [in it's own book], was published separately and depicted scenarios for errant children and their fates.. "The greater number of the stories in the book(s) end in disaster, as is implied in the title. One of the exceptions concerns a man falling from a balloon (in this volume) , which is accompanied by an interesting engraved illustrating the subject" - Rosenbach. Printed on laid, watermarked paper from Thomas Gilpin's mill. .

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        The Antiquarian Repertory: A Miscellaneous Assemblage of Topography, History, Biography, Customs, and Manners Intended To Illustrate And Preserve Several Valuable Remains Of Old Times

      London: Faulder And Son, et al, 1807-1809. New Edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full calf rebacked. Very good. 4 vols./No Dust Jacket. 29 x 23 cm, 235 plates some double-paged or folding, one hand-colored. Originally published 1775, this edition published several years after Grose's death, contains new material, and the continuity was adjusted "in the order of the tracts, as connect them better, both in subject matter and in their order of time." A potpourri of valuable remains with related later 19th and 20th century prints laid-in. Cover border panels in gilt and blind, and with geometrical gilt tooled star design framing blind devices, modern spine labels in maroon and black morocco lettered in gilt, armorial bookplates, marbled endpapers, scattered light text foxing, plates clean, extremity scuffing. A clean, firm set.

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      London: John Stockdale, 1807. Fourth Edition. boards. Minor edgewear. Top of one spine chipped about an inch diagonally. Fresh set. Two octavo volumes in the scarce original paper-covered boards, uncut. Illustrated with 16 plates, 10 of which are folding, including 5 folding maps and a view of Bethlehem, PA. Howes W-235, New Howes W-232. Bookplates, 19th century bookseller's invoice laid down on rear pastedown.

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        The History of the Anglo-Saxons

      London: Hurst, rees & Orme, 1807. 2nd Edition . Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 2 Volume Set. 1807. Second Edition Corrected and Enlarged. Quarto. 22 by 29 cms. Pages x,499, (1); vii,470( index 8).Compleete with large folding, coloured map. Large paper untrimmed. Recently rebound in half-leather (dark brown) with marbled paper to boards.New endpapers (in paper appropriate to period as approved by BL). Raised bands to spine. Gilt lines to bands. Gilt labels. The contents show light age-toning but are generaly fine, clean and free from foxing. Later editions were 4 volumes, this edition is complete in 2 because , as the author says in his preface "it appeared to me that two volumes quarto were as much as the public could be expected to read on a subject so remote" Early owner's name to Title Page. A fine set

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        The Stranger in America: Containing Observations Made During a Long Residence in That Country, on the Genius, Manners and Customs of the People of the United States; with Biographical Particulars of Public Characters; Hints and Facts Relative

      London: Albion Press, for James Cundee. London. 1807. 4to., (10 4/8 x 8 inches). 6-page publisher's catalogue at end. Half-title, letter-press title-page. Additional engraved title-page with hand-coloured vignette, frontispiece (short marginal tears), plan of Philadelphia, tail-piece vignette, and 8 hand-coloured aquatint plates by M. Marigot (some browning, spotting and light marginal soiling). Contemporary tree calf gilt (rebacked preserving the original spine). Provenance: Contemporary ownership inscription partially obscured at head of the title-page. "OUR ONCE TRANS-ATLANTIC BRETHEREN, BUT NOW THE ONLY REMAINING REPUBLICANS IN THE CIVILISED WORLD" (Preface) First edition. "This large and most ill-arranged volume contains, apparently, whatever Mr. Janson could recollect of America, aiding his memory by a few notes and memorandums. He went to America with high expectations, engaged in several speculations, all of which failed, and after thirteen years' absence, returned to England, where, as many others have done since, he vented his spleen in writing a book" (Sabin recording the Monthly Review, LIII. 443). The beautiful plates include images of Mount Vernon, the Bank of the United States, Boston, and Philadelphia. Abbey Travel 648; Sabin 35770. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter at

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        L'Art de fabriquer le fer, de fondre et de forger des pièces d'artillerie

      Paris: Delalain, 1807 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 2nd Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (256x200 mm), xxxvii, (3) 654, (2) pp., marbled endpapers, half title, title with small vignette, 13 engraved folding plates. Contemporary full calf with morocco label and gilt-tooled spine (boards, hinges and extremities rubbed), interior bright and virtually unfoxed. A fine and copy of an extraordinarily rare work, important in the history of metallurgy and iron mineralogy. ---- <br><br> Exeedingly rare second edition, much rarer than the first edition (only one copy listed in Worldcat: Ecole des Mines, Paris). In 1775 Pierre Grignon published a book on various aspects of iron mineralogy and metallurgy which is of considerable importance to the history of metallurgy and crystallography. Grignon was occupied in the commerical operation of a blast furnace and forge plant and his science stemmed from observations on a much larger scale than those of his laboratry contemporaries. He had the opportunity to see large crystals in shrinkage heads of large castings. The first memoir of structural interest « Mémoire sur les métamorphoses du fer » had been read before the French Academy in 1761, but was not published until 1775. Here, he provides a model of crystal structure which is qualitatively the same as that used by Romé de l&#39;Isle in 1772, by Tobern Bergman in 1773, and particularly by the great Haüy in 1784, and it is not improbable that Grignon&#39;s ideas, public but unpublished, provided the stimulus for the mathematical approach of these more famous crystallographers. Although the possibility of solid solutions as a mixed aggregate is implicit in the ideas of many of the corpuscular philosophers, it is Grignon who first describes a crystallographic model of a mixed crystal (Smith, History of Metallography, pp. 132-136). The 1807 edition is an exact reprint of the first edition with identical page numbering. ---- Seconde Edition, extrement rare (un seul exemplaire répertorié dans WorldCat à Ecole des Mines, Paris). Pierre-Clément Grignon (1723 -1784), savant métallurgiste, maitre de forge, correspondant de l&#39;Académie Royale des Sciences, dirigeat les forges de Bayard près de Saint-Dizier. Ami de Buffon, il se livra à divers expériences sur le fer et s&#39;efforça de trouver une méthode pour fondre une meilleure qualité de ce minerai. La fonte des canons représentant une activité de la forge de Bayard, Grignon expérimenta pour leur fabrication une nouvelle matière, la régule de fer ; il participa activement à la rédaction de la section Forges ou l&#39;Art du fer de l&#39;Encyclopédie. Il réuni l&#39;ensemble de ses travaux dans cet ouvrage orné de 13 planches gravées dépliantes..

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        Hours of Idleness, A Series of Poems, Original and Translated

      Newark: S. and J. Ridge, 1807. First Edition, Later Printing. ]=-. Finely bound in full dark brown crushed morocco with gilt ruled borders, three-dot motif in corners, five wrap-around embossed strapwork devices connecting five raised bands which have gilt ruled borders. A fine copy of the rare first edition with later issue points.

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        WAR In DISGUISE; or, The Frauds of the Neutral Flags.

      Printed for J. Hatchard and J. Butterworth,, London: 1807 - The work a defense of Britain's early 19th C. practice of searching US ships and impressment of US sailors, despite the young nation's assertion of neutrality, the accumulated aggravation of which eventually, at least in part, led to the War of 1812. Formerly owned by Melville, First Lord of the Admiralty [1812 - 1827]. "A diligent administrator ably balancing the pressures on him, he was regarded by the navy as a thoroughly reliable representative of its interests, and by his political colleagues as a man who could be ruthless when necessary." [ONB]. Usual smattering of foxing to preliminary & terminal leaves. PO bookplates of T. A. Walker & Melville, this latter who has signed his name at the top of the half-title page. A VG copy with a nice association of one who came to be at the heart of the maritime issues between the United States & Britain. Period blue paper wrappers, with modern rebacking to style. Modern printed paper title label to spine. 8vo: 1 [A]^4 a - b^4 B - Q^4 R^2 S - 2K^4. 9" x 5-5/8". 5th edition (Howes S-937; Sabin 91246). [2], xxiv, 1 - 124, 129 - 224, 221 - 252 pp. Untrimmed. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A TRIBUTE I OWE TO GOD AND HIS PEOPLE [caption title]

      [Lexington, Kentucky? 1807].. Broadside, 12 1/2 x 10 inches. Printed in two columns. Old fold lines. Wear at folds, with minor loss. Lightly foxed. Good. An interesting intersection of the business of slavery and religion, this apparently unrecorded broadside is a salvo in a bitter Baptist dispute during the Second Great Awakening. The broadside gives an account of a controversial episode in the career of Restorationist preacher Jacob Creath, Sr., defending him against charges that he had swindled Thomas Lewis in a swap of slave girls. (Accounts would seem to suggest this tangle was a pretext by the hardshell Baptists to attack the moderate Calvinists of Town Fork Church and an underlying cause of the much lamented division of the Elkhorn and Licking associations.) The broadside is likewise a defense of Creath against pamphlet attacks made by fellow preacher Elijah Craig. The pamphlet title is not named here and seems unlocated in online catalogs, but is referred to in later accounts of the affair as "A Portrait of Jacob Creath." The attacks against Creath seem to have been prompted by a deal in which Creath and Lewis had swapped slave girls with differing appraised values, with Creath giving a note to pay the difference. When Creath&#39;s slave girl died, he refused to pay the note. Craig&#39;s pamphlet attacked Creath&#39;s fitness to preach in light of this business on some fourteen points, and the pamphlet&#39;s rancour evidently aroused enough sympathy for Creath that he called for a committee of helps (drawn from some eighteen churches) to try him on the charges - of which he was acquitted. This broadside would seem to date from during that late July trial, and the author here lays blame for the attacks on Creath to "four or five of the Priests and their party, with dark criminal designs v.s. Jacob Creath," suggesting the proposed committee has no jurisdiction over Creath, and that "the evidence of the original accusers v.s. Creath, on their own charges, was admitted as evidence - hearsay evidence, negroes&#39; assertions, and excommunicants; the hearsay of men of the world, liars, drunkards, and negro quarter, and grave yard evidence, brought 500 miles, was all admitted, when distilled through the relations of parties. This is what they call supporting Craig&#39;s pamphlet. Which evidence the laws of God and man would condemn." A biography of Craig in a contemporary history of the Baptists in America notes that no provocation could justify the style of the said pamphlet, being extraordinarily vile and malignant. An interesting piece of Baptist history and an early and unrecorded Kentucky imprint.

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        Ossians Digte. Oversatte af S.S. Blicher. 2 bd. i 1.

      Kbhvn. 1807-09. Med omtrykt titelbl. + XXX + 292 + (2) + 265 + (1) s. Forreste forsats delvis plettet ved forsøg på at fjerne ejerinskription. Indb. i eet samt. smukt blindtrykt hellærredbd. med lyremotiver.. Bertelsen 1. Restoplaget af udgaven fra 1807-09 blev i tiden efter 1825 (Forfatteren nævnes som præst i Spentrup) udgivet med nytrykt titelbl. af den Wahlske Boghandling. Det blindpressede bind er sikkert en slags forlagsbind

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        Ossians Digte. Oversatte af S.S. Blicher. 2 bd. i 1.

      1807 1807 - Kbhvn. 1807-09. Med omtrykt titelbl. + XXX + 292 + (2) + 265 + (1) s. Forreste forsats delvis plettet ved forsøg på at fjerne ejerinskription. Indb. i eet samt. smukt blindtrykt hellærredbd. med lyremotiver. * Bertelsen 1. Restoplaget af udgaven fra 1807-09 blev i tiden efter 1825 (Forfatteren nævnes som præst i Spentrup) udgivet med nytrykt titelbl. af den Wahlske Boghandling. Det blindpressede bind er sikkert en slags forlagsbind.

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      London: John Murray, 1807. Second Edition. Hardcover. Occasional and moderate foxing and staining. Very Good copy in an attractive binding. Small octavo (3-3/4" x 6-1/8") bound in recent calf-backed marbled boards with a gilt-stamped black morocco spine label; [xxii], lvii, 486 pages, with engraved frontispiece and nine engraved plates. The First Edition of 1806 had only 290 pages; this Second Edition, while not quite as scarce, is considerably enlarged and improved with more illustrations. Bitting, p. 410 (citing the earliest edition as 1810); Cagle 971 (the Third Edition, also 1807, but with fewer pages); The Dictionary of National Biography: "the earliest manual of household management with any pretensions to completeness." Early manuscript recipes on the rectos of the frontispiece and the rear endpaper.

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      Vienna: Antonii Pichler, 1807. New Edition. Hardcover. Mild aging to text but very clean. Near Fine. Quarto (7-1/2" x 10") bound in contemporary morocco-backed boards. Illustrated with 50 delicately hand-colored engraved plates. This is the fifth volume from Bertuch&#39;s illustrated encyclopedia for children: BILDERBUCH FÜR KINDER. With title pages and text in four languages: Latin, German, Hungarian, and French. Plates primarily depict plants and birds but also includes animals, shells, etc. Two of the most interesting multi-figure plates depict monkeys.

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        WAR In DISGUISE; or, The Frauds of the Neutral Flags

      London:: Printed for J. Hatchard and J. Butterworth,. 1807.. 8vo: ¹1 [A]^4 a - b^4 B - Q^4 R^2 S - 2K^4. 9" x 5-5/8". 5th edition (Howes S-937; Sabin 91246). [2], xxiv, 1 - 124, 129 - 224, 221 - 252 pp. Untrimmed.. Period blue paper wrappers, with modern rebacking to style. Modern printed paper title label to spine.. Usual smattering of foxing to preliminary & terminal leaves. PO. bookplates of T. A. Walker & Melville, this latter who has signed his. name at the top of the half-title page. A VG copy with a nice. association of one who came to be at the heart of the maritime issues. between the United States & Britain.. The work a defense of Britain&#39;s early 19th C. practice of searching US ships and impressment of US sailors, despite the young nation&#39;s assertion of neutrality, the accumulated aggravation of which eventually, at least in part, led to the War of 1812. Formerly owned by Melville, First Lord of the Admiralty [1812 - 1827]. "A diligent administrator ably balancing the pressures on him, he was regarded by the navy as a thoroughly reliable representative of its interests, and by his political colleagues as a man who could be ruthless when necessary." [ONB].

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        The Plays of William Shakespeare

      London - John Stockdale, 1807 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce edition of The Plays of William Shakespeare from the Corrected Text of Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. Embellished with twenty two plates. [collated, complete]In six volumes complete. The Plays of William Shakespeare was an 18th-century edition of the dramatic works of William Shakespeare, edited by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. Johnson announced his intention to edit Shakespeare&#39;s plays in his Miscellaneous Observations on Macbeth (1745), and a full Proposal for the edition was published in 1756. The edition was finally published in 1765. In the &#39;Preface&#39; to his edition, Johnson justifies trying to determine the original language of the Shakespearean plays. To benefit the reading audience, he added explanatory notes to various passages. Later editors followed Johnson&#39;s lead and sought to determine an authoritative text of Shakespeare. Volume I contains: A Midsummer Night&#39;s Dream,The Taming of the Shrew, TheMerry Wives of Windsor,Much ado About Nothing, All&#39;s Well that Ends Well, and Measure for Measure. With an engravedplate to frontispiece and three further plates to front section. Volume II contains: A Winter&#39;s tale. Two gentlemen of Verona. Hamlet. Romeo and Juliet. Richard II. Richard III. With an engravedplate to frontispiece and three further plates to front section. Volume III contains:AComedy of Errors, Macbeth, Henry VI, Pt I-III. , and As You Like It. With an engravedplate to frontispiece and three further plates to front section. Volume IV contains:The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Henry VIII, Julius Caesar, Timon of Athens, andCoriolanus. With an engravedplate to frontispiece and three further plates to front section. Volume V contains: Love&#39;s labour&#39;s Lost, King John, King Lear, Troilus and Cresida, Titus Andronicus, andOthello. With an engravedplate to frontispiece and three further plates to front section. Volume VI contains:The Merchant of Venice, Henry IV, Pt. I-II. , Henry V, Antony and Cleopatra, Cymbeline,andPericles. With an engravedplate to frontispiece and one further plate to front section. Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. George Steevens (1736 - 1800) was an English Shakespearean commentator. Previous owner&#39;s copperplate ink inscription to front blank to volume one, dated 1840. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, worn to extremities, with rubbing and occasional marks to boards. Three boards detached, seven held by cords only (very tender, may detach in post), one joint cracked, one starting. Two backstrips absent, others have loss and small institutionallabels. Internally, text blocks firmly bound. Bright but with handling marks, scattered foxing, heaviest to plates. Institutional labels to spines. Overall: Externally, FAIR, internally, GOOD.

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        An Account of Ophthalmia which has appeared in England since the return of the British Army from Egypt

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1807. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo., pp. [frontis] + [iii]-viii + 141-[142] + [2] ads; later rebound in patterned paper boards; new endpapers; frontispiece and title leaf dampstains extending from gutter; still a good, sound copy. First edition. Illustrated with frontispiece lithograph of diseased eyes with contemporary hand-coloring. A description of trachoma, never before witnessed in England, but previously noted by Greek and Arabian writers. Vetch gives a history of an outbreak of the disease observed in the British army, including symptoms and details of various treatments, mostly ineffective. Vetch was the first to show that the "means of infection is exclusively through transmission of exudate from a diseased to a healthy eye." Appendix No. 1 gives details on the time and duration of attacks of pain from the disease as observed in individual patients. Vetch (1783-1835) studied at Edinburgh and served for many years as a physician in the army, where he dedicated most of his time in the study and treatment of trachoma. An uncommon book, especially in trade. WorldCat locates 23 copies. Source Book of Ophthalmology 2375; Becker Catalog 388.1.

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        The Complete Grazier Farmer and Cattle-Dealer&#39;s Assistant ...

      London: Printed for B. Crosby & Co, 1807. Second edition. Rebacked and original spine relaid, gilt decorated, new red morocco title label. A very good copy. Octavo, pp. xxxii,502. Frontispiece, 3 engravings(1 folding), woodcuts in text throughout. Speckled edges. Armorial bookplate of William Gordon of Fyvie and 3 engraved booklabels on front endpapers Perkins has the 1st and fourth editions. This is an important book which , though probably unrelated to the 1767 work of the same name, became the standard work on livestock farming, running into numerous editions well into the 20th century, constantly being revised, added to and rewritten twice (first by William Youatt and later by Fream).

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        At Home with the Patagonians

      John Murray. Hardcover. In green cloth binding. Externally sound, though with some marks and bumping. Hinges strained. Internally, binding tender, with some pages detached. Ink signature to ffep. Pages are bright and generally clean, though with some marking on ffep. Overall: good only for year - The very scarce first edition of this travelogue by George Chaworth Musters. With chapters including Santa Cruz, Teckel to Geylum, Las Manzanas, The Rio Negro Settlements and more. &#39;George Chaworth Musters was the third child and second son of John George Musters (1807-1842) and his wife Emily, ne Hamond (1818-1845). He travelled with a tribe of Patagonian Indians for around a year. His explorations were the subject of his book At home with the Patagonians: a year&#39;s wanderings over untrodden ground from the Straits of Magellan to the Rio Negro (1871; 2nd edn, 1873), and led to his being awarded a gold watch in 1872 by the Royal Geographical Society. His nickname &#39;the king of Patagonia&#39; also dates from this time. &#39;Illustrated throughout with nine plates and one folding map&#39; . Good. 1871.

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        Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Original Copies. (Works of)

      St John&#39;s Square, London: E and J Wright, 1807 In brown half leather with marbled boards, tips have been replaced, blind tooling to edges, wear to edges and along joints. Spine has been relaid, keeping the ink and gilt tooling, title in gilt to recent leather label. Internally, reddish endpapers, has bookplate to fep, lacks all before A3 (BI intro, frontis, titlepage and the Epistle Dedicatorie - all suplied loose in facsimile), A3, 2p Ben Johnson dedication, 1 p Hugh Holland dedication, 1p Catalogue, 1p dedication, 1p Works and Names of the Principall Actors, 1-30 Comedies. 1-232 Histories. + 29p Troyus & Cressida. 1-399 (993) Tragedies, various errors in pagination, very clean, tight with wide borders, folio, 37.5*23cm, printed on Whatman paper which is stamped 1806, Whatman, & Shakespeare (the mill at Springfield, Maidstone, was being operated by William Balston who took over the copyright in 1806). This was the first facsimile edition of the first Shakespeare Folio, containing 36 plays. (Troylus and Cressida are not listed in the contents page but was inserted between the Histories and Tragedies. Two columns within a lined box per page. A lovely copy, clean and crisp. (COPAC lists at least 6 copies)

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        Poems Volume 1

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown., 1807. Vol. 1 only. (10) + 158pp. Red speckled edges to pages. Red cloth with paper title label.Corners a little rubbed. Rebacked. Erratum slip at end. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" Square.

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        The Perpetual Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts **4 VOLUMES 1780 to 1807**

      Boston, MA: I. Thomas and E. T. Andrews, 1807. First Edition . Hardcover. Good. Size=5.5"x8.5. (full book description) I. Thomas and E. T. Andrews, Boston, MA, 1807. 1st Ed(AsSuch) Good-, Hard Covers, Leather Covers. Size=5.5"x8.5", 1000+pp(Index). Full leatherbound with red leather spine labels. Leather worn head & foot of spine, fore-edge corners, ink owner name, date on blank page after front free endpaper of each volume, outer leather spine hinge cracked on Volumes 1,2 & 4, foxing in text, o.w. all are clean & tight. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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      Newark: Printed and sold by S. and J. Ridge, 1807. FIRST EDITION, First Issue. Hardcover. First Published Book by England&#39;s Greatest Romantic,With All First Issue Points, and in Elaborately Gilt Morocco. 181 x 111 mm (7 1/8 x 4 3/8"). xiii, [i], 187, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION, First Issue. QUITE PRETTY BRICK RED MOROCCO, GILT, BY RIVIERE (signed on front turn-in), covers with wide frame of curling hairline-stemmed vines bearing clusters of berries, all on a stippled background, central panel with gilt titling and date; raised bands, expertly rebacked using original backstrip, spine compartments decorated in the vine motif, gilt-ruled turn-ins, newer endpapers, all edges gilt. Randolph, p. 9; Hayward 218; Wise I, 7. Spine slightly and evenly darker, leaves faintly browned because of inferior quality of paper, otherwise an excellent copy, the very pretty binding carefully restored, and the text smooth and fresh. This is a true first edition, with all issue points specified by Randolph, of the first collection of verse by the most important of the English Romantic poets, offered here in a very attractive binding by one of England&#39;s leading workshops. Published when Byron (1788-1824) was not yet 20 years old, the poems are translations of Virgil and Anacreon or imitations in the style of earlier poets, from Thomas Gray to Ossian, rather than wholly original works. According to DNB, the volume was "praised in the &#39;Critical Review&#39;" but viciously attacked in the "Edinburgh Review," "which ridiculed the vanities of the author" as they were expressed in the work&#39;s preface. Byron was so enraged by this criticism that he composed his first major poem, the satirical "English Bards and Scotch Reviewers." Day describes Byron as "the most flamboyant and spectacular personality in all of literature," noting that Bertrand Russell devoted a chapter in "The History of Western Philosophy" to the poet "because he gripped the soul of Western society as no other literary man ever has and because he stamped upon the entire 19th century his own image as the idol and embodiment of Romanticism." This, his first published work, was his initial shot across the bow of the literary establishment and set the stage for all the drama--and great poetry--that was to follow. The design on our binding--reminiscent of the delicate vine borders of Medieval illuminated manuscripts, with their glistening gilt ivy leaves and fruit--has been very skillfully executed with the expertise that made the Riviere firm a leading London bindery for more than a century (see previous entry for more on Riviere). Bibliographically, our copy is as desirable as one could hope for, containing the 1806 watermark; the cancel D3 (p. 21-22); misspelled "thnnder" on p. 114, line 4; misspelled "Thc" on the penultimate line of p. 181; and "where" printed twice on p. 5, lines 2 and 3, all as called for by Randolph.

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        Travels Through the Canadas...... (NO Plates or Map)

      London: Richard Phillips, 1807 Containing a description of the picturesque scenery on some of the rivers and lakes; with an account of the productions, commerce....... To which is subjoined a comparative view of the manners and customs of several of the Indian Nations of North and South America. Illustrated with a map and numerous engravings... In tan half leather with marbled boards, corners and edges bumped and worn slightly. Spine has lots of gilt tooling, raised bands, faded just a little, edges bumped very slightly, title in gilt. Internally, very light foxing to first and last few pages, lacks frontis, contemporary ink name to head of title page, (xii), 602 pp, [2] directions for plates and 1 page advert. Lacks map and plates and it does not appear as though they were ever bound into this copy although they are called for, printed by T Gillet, Wild Court. The book is divided into 2 parts, the first part begins with the Azores, Newfoundland, Saint Lawrence etc whilst the second part contains a minute description of the peculiarities of various nations of American aborigines, vocabulary of the Algonquin tongue etc. An nice copy, clean and tight! See Sabin 235. Allibone 832.Heriot wrote and sketched extensively during his time in the Caribbean, and when he returned to London in 1781 he published A Descriptive Poem, written in the West Indies. On his return, he enrolled at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Here, he was taught landscape drawing, then considered an essential part of a military education, by Paul Sandby See Wiki for a full Bio.

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        The Stranger in America containing observations made during a long residence in that country, on the genius, manners and customs of the people of the United States

      Handsomely illustrated work on late 18th-early-19th century East Coast. 1807. London. James Cundee, Albion press. In 4to (262 mm x 205 mm). 1 [blank] + xxii + 500 + 3 ff. + 1 [blank]. Contemporary half red morocco gilt, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, front cover reattached with some loss to hinges, gently rubbed, else fine. A fresh copy, leaves facing plates with offsetting as always, heavier to some, foxing and browning, generally a good copy. First edition. Detailed and picturesque narrative on late 18th and early 19th century United States, particularly Adams and Jefferson´s time; the work contains criticism, notes and curious observations on the characters, costumes, commerce, arts, immigration and the slave trade. Janson lived and worked Rhode Island, Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia, failing in business most times. The work is embellished with an engraved frontispiece and 10 handsomely produced aquatint plates by M. Marigot after Janson; including a plan and several views of Philadelphia, the Bank of the United States, Mount Vernon and Boston. Provenance, armorial printed ex libris on front pastedown of George John de la Warr. Maggs, 429, 1251. Sabin, 35770.

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        Die Theorie der Parallellinien nebst dem Vorschlage ihrer Verbannung aus der Geometrie.Jena & Leipzig: Christian Ernst Gabler, 1808.

      First edition, second issue, of this extremely rare and important work on non-Euclidean geometry. Schweikart "holds an important place in the prehistory of non-Euclidean geometry... The three chief founders of hyperbolic geometry [i.e. Gauss, Bolyai and Lobachevsky] surpassed Schweikart only because of the thoroughness with which they examined specific topics in the subject" (DSB).<br/><br/> "While a student at Marburg, the lectures of J. K. F. Hauff had stimulated him to consider the problem of parallel lines, which provided the subject of his only publication in mathematics (1807). His approach was still completely Euclidean; but later he arrived at the beginnings of a hyperbolic geometry, which he called astral geometry. He made this advance independently of Gauss, Bolyai and Lobachevsky, as is proved by the correspondence cited by Engel and Stäckel in <i>Die Theorie der Parallellinien von Euklid bis auf Gauss</i>. The astronomer Christian Gerling, a student of Gauss, wrote in a letter to Wolfgang Bolyai, the father of János Bolyai, that in 1819 Schweikart had reported on the basic elements of his 'astral geometry' to colleagues at Marburg. Schweikart also wrote on this topic to his nephew Taurinus at Cologne. Stimulated by his uncle's work, Taurinus had virtually discovered hyperbolic trigonometry; but unlike his uncle, he still believed in the sole validity of Euclidean geometry" (<i>ibid.</i>). <br/><br/> There are two issues of this work, apparently differing only in the title page. In the first issue, the title page carries the date 1807 and a comma follows the word 'Parallellinien.' In the present copy, the title page is dated 1808 and is without the comma. We can find no other obvious textual differences between the two issues. Poggendorff lists only the 1808 issue. We have located four copies (UCL, Basel, Kiel and Leipzig), all dated 1807. <br/><br/> R. Bonola, <i>Non-Euclidean Geometry</i>, 1955, pp. 75-77; D. M. Y. Sommerville, <i>Bibliography of Non-Euclidean Geometry</i>, 1911, p. 15 (mentioning both issues); Jeremy Gray, <i>Worlds out of Nothing</i>, pp. 91-94; B.A. Rosenfeld, <i>A History of Non-Euclidean Geometry</i>, pp. 218 (mentioning this issues).. 8vo (199 x 120 mm), pp. [2], [1] 2-138 with five folding plates of geometrical diagrams. Nineteenth century cloth covered with paper, gilt title label to spine, front board with gilt eagle of the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin, as well as their rubber stamp to title, later in the library of the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin (their stamp to the verso of title)

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        Geistliche und Liebliche Lieder, Welche der Geist des Glaubens durch Doct. Martin Luthern, Johann Hermann, Paul Gerhard, und andere seine Werkzeuge, in den vorigen und jetzigen Zeiten gedichtet, und die bisher in Kirchen und Schulen Der Königl. Preuß. und Churfl. Brandenburg. Lande bekannt. Nebst einigen Gebeten und einer Vorrede.

      Berlin, Josua David Schatz, 1807. - Mit doppelblattgroßem Frontispiz, (12) Bl., 795 S., (29) S. (Register), 64 S. (Gebete), dekorativer roter Ledereinband der Zeit mit reicher Goldprägung (Herzmedaillon und Stern in einer Bordüre aus Kronen), 8 Messingeckbeschlägen und 2 großen herzförmigen Messingbeschlägen als Schließschlösser (Schließe fehlt), sowie gepunztem Goldschnitt und farbigen Vorsatzpapieren (die Bünde am Rücken berieben) in zweiteiligem Pappschuber der Zeit. 16,5 x 8 cm. Seltenere Ausgabe des bedeutendsten pietistischen Gesangbuchs Brandenburg-Preussens, das erstmals 1708 erschienen war. Das Frontispiz zeigt ein Doppelportrait von Friedrich Wilhelm III. und Königin Luise über einer kleinen Ansicht von Berlin. Vorsätze mit handschriftlichen Besitzeinträgen in Tinte und Bleistift. Schönes Exemplar in einem für preussische Verhältnisse bemerkenswert aufwendigen Einband. - Nur die letzten Blätter mit kl. Flecken, sonst sehr wohlerhalten.

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        Code Napoléon. Avec les changemens qui y ont ete faits par la loi du 3 Septembre 1807. Gesetzbuch Napoleons. Mit den Veränderungen, die durch das Gesetz vom 3. September 1807 gemacht worden sind. Aus dem französischen officiellen Texte übersetzt von Heinrich Gottfried Daniels

      Köln, Keil 1807. 20 cm. 970, 81, (1) Seiten Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung - Fromm 5454 (vgl.) - Kaspers 152ff - Erstausgabe. Offizielle Ausgabe für das annektierte Rheinland mit französisch-deutschem Paralleltext in der Übersetzung des "wohl bedeutendsten rheinischen Juristen Heinrich Gottfried Daniels (1754 - 1827), der sich als Professor an der Universität Bonn zunächst dem kurkölnischen Recht widmet ..." (Kaspers). "Die Anwesenheit Napoleon&#39;s I. in Köln (September 1804) gab Veranlassung zu seiner Ernennung bei dem ministère public am Cassationshof in Paris. 1805 ging Daniels nach Paris mit dem Titel eines substitut du procureur général; später erhielt er den Titel avocat-général. Seine gründliche Kenntniß gerade jener Gesetzgebungen (Provinzialrechte des linken Rheinufers und der älteren Rechte Frankreichs), welche dem Code Napoléon zu Grunde lagen, machte es ihm möglich, daß er sich in kürzester Zeit eingearbeitet und selbst den Franzosen gegenüber eine Achtung gebietende Stellung sich errungen hatte" (ADB IV, 735-736). Vorsatz und Titel leicht fleckig, auf Vorsatz Besitzeintrag, datiert 1808 -

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        A Practical Treatise on the Game of Billiards;

      London: by W. Bulmer and Co., for W. Miller,, 1807. accurately exhibiting the rules and practice admitted and established by the first players of the present day; and illustrated with a numerous collection of cases, explanatory of each of the different forms of the game, calculations for betting, tables of odds, &c. &c. Octavo. Uncut in original cloth-backed boards, spine label lacking. Engraved frontispiece, 16 diagrammatic plates; with half-title, publisher&#39;s list at end. Some wear to board edges, contents a little toned and spotted, light offsetting from frontispiece, a good copy. First edition of the first work in English dedicated solely to the game of billiards. The forms of billiards described here include carambole, then recently introduced to England from France.

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        Portraits of the Game, full-size limited facimile edition of the first edition, #212 of 550

      Major Sir William Cornwallis Harris (1807-1848) produced five books based on his exploration and hunting in Africa. Here is a near-fine copy of this huge and impressive edition of his third book, Portraits of the Game. The edition was limited to 550 copies of which this is #212, signed by the publisher. The book is bound in quarter brown Rhodesian buffalo leather over grey cloth, titled in gilt on the spine, with the publisher's imprint to the front board. The text block edges are stained red and the volume bears grey-patterned endpapers. It is the only full-size facsimile of the 1840 first edition. Produced with a combination of photolithography & hand lithography, the plates & pages were hand-fed into a press, hand sewn and then hand-bound. This book is complete, having all 30 plates with facing descriptive narration, as well as illustrated title page, fly-leaf and tail-piece vignettes. There is a 16-page introduction by Frank Bradlow, a biography of Harris, and an in-depth bibliography of the printing history of this remarkable work. Condition is excellent. The contents are pristine. The binding is near-fine - generally as-new, but for the trivial hints of wear inevitable for a book this size. Please expect additional shipping cost for this very large and heavy book.

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        The Flight of the Old Woman Who Was Tossed Up in a Blanket

      London: D Bogue 1807?-1856, 1844 20 * 11 cm oblong, paper card with red cloth spine, extends to 82 inches, front cover has title in black ink on label with broom above surrounded by a large cobweb to the upper half. The lower half has a board and telescope with 2 children and an old man, corners and edges a little worn and bumped. The rear cover is in cream with black ink advertising the book. Internally, fep is the ode and plate descriptions, 9 plates (of 10), 7.5*4 1/8", professionally refurbished, small repaired tear to 1 pl, Great story and colours. Uncommon to say the least.

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        An Essay on the Rights and Duties of Nations, Relative to Fugitives

      1807. [Everett, David (1770-1813), Attributed]. An Essay on the Rights and Duties of Nations, Relative to Fugitives from Justice; Considered with Reference to the Affair of the Chesapeake. By An American. Boston: Printed by David Carlisle, No. 5, Court Street, 1807. 62 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2") Stab-stitched self-wrappers, untrimmed edges. Light browning, faint dampspotting to a few leaves. Author presentation inscription to head of title page, internally clean. * First edition. The inscription reads: "Messers. Russell & Cutler/ Editors of the Boston Gazette/ From your friend/ The Author." Everett was a Massachusetts lawyer, journalist and poet. His Essay is an analysis of the recent Chesapeake affair. In 1807 the HMS Leopard attacked the USS Chesapeake off the coast of Virginia, forced it to surrender, boarded it and took away three crewmen who were deserters from the Royal Navy. Three of the Chesapeake&#39;s crewmen were killed, eighteen were injured. Responding to American outrage, President Jefferson responded with the 1807 Embargo Act, one of the events that to the War of 1812. Everett analyzes the incident as a case under international law. He claims the British committed an act of piracy, a claim he advances with evidence drawn from such jurists as Grotius, Pufendorf, Vattel, Coke and Blackstone. OCLC locates 3 copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, NYU, Yale). Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 23242. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7472.

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        Rural Sports 4 vols {complete with supplement}

      Longman London 1807 - 1813. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 1st edition 4 volume set (including the 1813 Supplement). Engraved titles and 74 engraved plates (1 double page). Contemporary diced calf, gilt titling, bookplate, occasional light spotting, spines rubbed. Very handsome set.

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      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1807. Two volumes complete - Volume One - [8], 158pp, [2] and Volume Two - [8], 170pp. Contemporary quarter morocco and marbled paper over boards, smooth backs divided into six panels by single gilt rules, volume number in gilt to third panel. Rubbed to spine ends, corners and edges bumped and worn. Front inner joint of volume one weak, some light foxing and browning, mainly to fore-edge margin, very lightly browned, but generally fairly clean. Now housed in a marbled paper over board slipcase made by Temple Bookbinders. This copy with the full stop after &#39;Sonnets&#39; on page 103 in volume one, and with &#39;function&#39; spelled correctly on page 98 of volume two, D11 and D12 of volume one and B2 of volume two are cancels (as usual). Wise 8; Cornell Wordsworth Library 19. First Edition. Quarter Morocco and Boards. Good. 12mo.

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        The Psalms and Hymns with the Ode or Anthem Sung at the Magdalen Chapel WITH The Psalms and Hymns Used at the Asylum or House of Refuge for Female Orphans

      London: Button and Whitaker, 1807. [2], 62pp; [2], 50pp, [2], dated by watermark to first frontispiece. Quarter calf and marbled paper over boards, paper covered corners, smooth back, divided into six panels by gilt roll. Foot of spine slightly chipped, new paper sides. Internally there is a small stain to gutter at head of several pages, but it is fairly unobtrusive. A few pages have a cross in ink to head. The first mentioned is uncommon, with four locations on COPAC, but none with this imprint and none of the same date, the second is well held institutionally, but again none with this imprint or date. The Magdalen Hospital was established in 1758, later renamed Magdalen Hospital for the Reception of Penitent Prostitutes, it provided a refuge and a place where prostitutes could be treated and cared for. The women wore a uniform of light grey dresses and in their whole dress plain and neat. They were instructed in reading and the principles of Christian religion. They were employed in needlework or house-keeping according to their abilities. They made household linens of all kinds, shirts, shifts, knitting, mending and learned domestic work to qualify them for service (From banksidethenandnow). The Asylum was also established in 1758, mainly due to the efforts of John Fielding (brother of Henry). These Psalm / Hymn books were presumably published in order to raise funds. Reprint. Quarter Calf and Boards. Good. 8vo.

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      Bath: William Meyler, 1807.. [2],38pp. plus one engraved plan. Modern half roan and boards, spine gilt. Occasional minor foxing; minor titlepage repair with no loss of text. A very good copy, with engraved bookplate of P. Francis K.C.B on front pastedown. An anonymous straight-forward account of the British attack on Buenos Aires in 1807, written "without any flourishing or prolix declamation on the calamities of war, the effects of courage, or the pursuit of wealth and fame." The unidentified author includes extensive details on the final engagements leading to the defeat of the British troops under Lieut. Gen. John Whitelocke by the Spanish citizen army of Creoles and peasants under the command of Santiago de Liniers. The plan and accompanying printed explanation of the plate assist in visualizing the narrative of the battle described in the text. Forced to withdraw from Buenos Aires after this defeat, Whitelocke was court- martialed and cashiered. An intriguing record of the British engagement in Buenos Aires with an unusual Bath imprint for such a work. OCLC records only five copies. SABIN 51805. ALBERICH 1247.

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        Zoography; Or, The Beauties of Nature Displayed, in Select Descriptions from The Animal, And Vegetable, With Additions from The Mineral Kingdom

      LONDON : Cadell and Davies, 1807 A superb 3 volume set complete. In contemporary full leather bindings with gilt compartments and blind tooling to spine and red title and volume labels. The boards have a cross hatched patterning. Marbled endpapers and page edges marbled to match. With 60 full page aquatint plates and 2 aquatint vignettes. Wood describes a selection of animals, plants and minerals in what must have been an extremely expensive set of books to produce. The plates by William Daniell are superb. This set has a bookplate of Adam Duff on the front pastedown and his small signature to half title and title pages. The bindings have some wear - Vol I has some slight splitting at the joint between the front board and the spine - and there is some splitting internally at the fep. All have wear to the spine joints. Occasional scuffing to boards and a little bumping to corners. Internally the contents are in very good condition. There is occasional spotting and some sections of paper have a browner toning than others but all is clean and sound. Vol III has a very small brown mark at the outer page edge which is visible internally to p 22. There is a small repaired paper tear in the margin of p21, in vol I.

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        Datos Sobre Algunas Leyes Inglesas que han Contribuido al Poder de

      1807. Severo, Veranio. Datos Sobre Algunas Leyes Inglesas que han Contribuido al Poder de la Gran Bretana en Perjuicio de las Demas Naciones, Con Observaciones Utiles a los que Estudian la Economia Politica. Dedicalas al Espanol Amante de su Patria, Y a los Jovenes que Aprenden a Servirla. Madrid: En la Imprenta de Alban, 1807. x, [2], 257 pp. Octavo (5-3/4" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary tree-sheep, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped. Some toning to text, light dampstaining to upper corner of rear quarter of text block, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. This enthusiastically anti-British work details the ways Britain has manipulated international trade laws in its favor, and against the interests of Spain. It sketches the history of British politics as it affected the country&#39;s foreign entanglements, and lists some of the tricks used by Britain to win over international opinion. Inspired by Adam Smith, Severo discusses a wide variety of trades and industries, including whaling, herring, fishing, the trade in coal and tobacco, and shipbuilding, describing the shipping routes used by British merchant vessels and British trade with India, the Americas (including South America) and the Baltic. Severo analyses the effect of British trade laws, and the enthusiasm with which the British sing (and mean) Rule Britannia. OCLC locates 2 copies in North America (at Harvard and Yale). Palau, Manual del Librero Hispano-Americano 311227.

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