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        Driving a Bear out of Sugar Canes/Chassant un Ours des Cannes de Sucre [Pl. 28]

      London: Edward Orme, 1807-1808. Aquatint engraving, coloured by hand, by H. Merke, after Howitt from an original sketch by Williamson. Very good condition. approximately 14 3/4 x 19 1/4 inches. approximately 18 x 22 1/8 inches. One of the finest and most detailed works on Indian Sport and wildlife, these images exemplify not only the native flora and fauna, but capture the excitement of the hunt and provide "a faithful representation of [the] picturesque country, together with the manners and customs of both the native and European inhabitants". (Prideaux) Captain Thomas Williamson, a British officer of the East India Company, served in Bengal for 20 years. An accomplished amateur artist, his sketches were then worked up into drawings by Samuel Howitt and engraved for publication. Samuel Howitt, artist and sportsman, was largely self-taught in his profession, though he belonged to the artistic circles of the day. He is considered by some critics to be second only to Stubbs in the ranks of British animal painters. He is well-known for his sporting scenes of racing and hunting and for scenes depicting both conventional and exotic animals like the rhinoceros, tiger, leopard, bear, deer and buffalo. Cf. Abbey Travel 427; cf. Mellon 88; cf. Nissen BBI 4416; cf. Prideaux, p. 282; cf. Schwerdt II, pp.297-298; cf. Tooley 508.

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        LIFE OF MICHEL ANGELO BUONARROTI, With his Poetry and Letters

      London: John Murray, et al, 1807. Second issuance. With a finely engraved portrait frontis by Bartalozzi and 49 etched outline plates of selections of works, several of which are folding, including a very large and quite impressive folding plate of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel which unfolds to become well over three feet wide, and with three facsimile letters. Tall 4to, handsomely presented in a very fine and beautiful early 19th century binding of full crushed red morocco, the thick boards richly adorned with an elaborate framework border in the best Regency style in gilt and blind. The border work includes large internal gilt corner-pieces and a repeating stylized floral motif flanked by similar tooling in blind, the whole within another wide and finely detailed gilt and blind frame. The spines are beautifully tooled in gilt and blind, and decorated in similar fashion between double fillet lines bordering stippled raised bands additionally gilt tooled. Three of the six large compartments are lettered in gilt, the rest are decorated with large central gilt tools and addition decoration in gilt and blind. The wide turn-ins and thick board edges are lavishly decorated with fine gilt-work, very pleasing pale blue patterned silk endpapers are embossed in blind and the page edges are gilt. xi, 468 pp. A truly beautiful copy, internally fine and fresh as could be, the plates beautifully preserved, an unusually fine period binding. Some light expected age evidence along the hinges and extremities and occasionally, other minor signs of age. A BOOK OF GREAT BEAUTY, MAGNIFICENTLY BOUND IN FULL RED REGENCY MOROCCO, GILT EXTRA. When speaking of any of the craftsmen involved in the work, whether printer, engraver or binder, clearly no detail was overlooked and no expense was spared in its production. Richard Duppa produced this outstanding study of Michelangelo after being inspired by a series of lectures by his friend Joshua Reynolds. Duppa provides a great of background and insight into the definitive “Renaissance man” from a great number of contemporary sources such as Vasari and Condivi. It is also one of the first and few to provide such attention on Michelangelo as a man of letters as well as sculptor, painter and architect. For the translations of poetry which enrich his work Duppa turned “to my friends Southey and Wordsworth.” Michelangelo studied and wrote poetry throughout his life, frequently turning to it in times of emotional crisis. Duppa’s biography can be found credited in almost all later scholarly work on Michelangelo. The engraved plates met with such popularity that many of them were reissued in various works throughout the 19th century.

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        Nouvelle-Hollande: Terre de Witt

      Paris,, 1807.. Single sheet, 353 x 260 mm., wove paper, hand-coloured engraving, very good. A charming set of coastal views on the western and northern coast of Australia after the original sketches by Lesueur.The first two coastal views depict stretches of the Champagny archipelago (present-day Champagny and Heywood Islands), off the Kimberley coast in far northwest Australia (including what Phillip Parker King called the prominent "inverted basin" coastline of ?le Freycinet itself). The important group in the middle of this plate show many views of islands in the Bonaparte archipelago, again in the Kimberley, while the last two are views of "Terre de Diemen du nord" (that is, in what is now Northern Territory waters).The names were chosen to honour French predecessors and patrons, such as Commerson (Bougainville's botanist), Jussieu (the French botanist), and Suffren (Comte Pierre AndrÈ de Suffren de Saint Tropez; the decorated French admiral who, incidentally, captured Cook's old ship the Resolution in 1782). Many of the names given to these remote islands were retained, despite the later conflict between the British and the French regarding naming rights in Australia.

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        [Beowulf] The History of the Anglo-Saxons

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, 1807. Second edition. Two quarto volumes (pages 269 x 210 mm), collating: x, 499; vii,[1], 472, [8]; complete with large, hand-colored folding map. Spines repaired at an early date, holding well, p. 172 with an early repaired tear which enters the text, and pgs. 172/174 bound out of order, otherwise internal contents are generally clean and attractive. Turner's "History of the Anglo-Saxons" covers a wide range of topics, from colonization of Britain to early wars and kings, with Turner going back to early manuscript sources for his information. Due to his use of original manuscripts, including M.S. Cott. Vitelius A.xv, Turner's History was one of the first printed translations of Beowulf, greatly expanded in this second edition to include approximately 20% of the epic. Despite some errors in translation, Turner's work was extremely important for the early dissemination of the poem among the academic community prior to Thorkelin's full translation into Latin in 1815.

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        Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: performed under the direction and patronage of the Africa Association, in the years 1795, 1796, & 1797

      W. Bulmer & Co./G. & W. Nicol, London 1807 - xx, 551, frontis, large folding map, 5 plates (3 folding). 8vo. HB. Cont. mottled calf, red leather title-piece to spine, joints cracked and a little tender, wear to corners. Map repaired at edges and with a few tears to the folds neatly repaired. 5th edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antiquities Of Great Britain, Illustrated In Views Of Monasteries, Castles, And Churches, Now Existing. Engraved by W. Byrne, F.S.A., from Drawings made by Thomas Hearne, F.S.A

      London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1807. leather_bound. Contemporary straight-grained red morocco. Aeg. 2 vols. Very good./No Dust Jacket. Landscape 4to, 28.5 x 43 cm. Additional engraved title, 83 copper engraved plates with descriptive text in English and French. RUSSELL. GUIDE TO BRITISH TOPOGRAPHICAL PRINTS. p.208, called Byrne "one of the best copper engravers." A collection of antiquities that first appeared in installments with fifty-two after drawings by Thomas Hearne. The complete work was bought by Cadell and Davies for 1600 pounds. This series set new standards in the pictorial recording of medieval architecture. Scattered, intermittent toning mostly at margins, moderate extremity rubbing, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, gilt border panels, plus decorations in blind frame front and back covers,

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        A Political Fair.

      Thomas Tegg, October 1st, London 1807 - George Woodward, affectionately dubbed 'Mustard George' by his contemporaries, was one of the pioneers of English caricature. Like his drinking-partner Thomas Rowlandson, Woodward absorbed high and low culture omnivorously and paid keen attention to contemporary politics.A Political Fair is 'a fantastic survey of the international situation' in 1807 and is considered one of Woodward's finest images, the print catalogue of the British Museum devoting two full pages to its complex allegories. At the heart of the fair is a large booth ('The Best-Booth in the Fair') representing Great Britain holding aloft on its platform images of Britannia, John Bull, together with an Irishman, Scotsman and Welsh harpist gathered convivially around a punchbowl, while a waiter sweeps into the chamber below with a vast joint of roast beef on his platter. All this was typical of Woodward's patriotism and was intended to portray the essential unity of the nation amidst the host of clamouring figures in the neighbouring booths representing the other nations. Napoleon, in tricorn and feathers, rebuffs a disgruntled Dutchman complaining about his King with the words 'I never change Mynheer after the goods are taken out of the Shop'. High up on the right, the American booth displays a placard advertising 'Much ado about Nothing with the Deserter', a reference to the friction between Britain and the United States over recent defections from British to American ships and the ban on armed British ships in American ports. The Danish booth on the left advertises 'The English Fleet and The Devil to Pay' in reference to the hideous bombardment of Copenhagen by the British fleet in September that year.Musical and theatrical references abound, with many of the placards punning on the titles of plays and musical performances then showing in London: Much ado about nothing, All's well that ends well (Shakespeare), The Padlock (Bickerstaffe), The Deserter (Dibdin), The Double Dealer (on the Russian booth, by Congreve) and The English Fleet (Dibdin again). Engraved print (plate mark 245 × 345 mm, cut close, sheet size 255 × 360 mm, neatly window mounted). Original hand-colouring [British Museum. Catalogue of prints and drawings 1801-10, 10763.]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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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

      Button and Whitaker, London 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Samuel Wood Picture Alphabet for Little Children

      Samuel Wood, 362 Pearl Street, New York. PAPERBACK. Original 1807 Edition; The Picture Alphabet for Little Children contains alphabets with woodcuts illustrating objects; 16 pages total including covers, with 2 letters to a page; Size: 3" x 2 inches; cover is loose at the lower edge of spine; a few spots to cover; This work has the distinction of being one of the first publications issued by Samuel Wood, who would go on to a distinguished career in the American publishing trade; Very Scarce . Very Good. 1807.

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        Poems, in two Volumes

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807 First edition in original publisher's boards. Two volumes, 12mo. Vol I – 158 p. complete with half-title, Contents, Notes, and Erratum; Vol II – 170 p. complete with half-title, Contents, Notes, and 24-pages of advertisements dated Jan. 1, 1807. Publisher’s original blue paper-covered boards with brown paper-covered spines, paper spine labels, rough-cut page edges. Corners worn, rubbing to boards and spine labels, light scattered staining to boards, pages clean with light foxing to a few leaves, mostly affecting free endpapers. Wordsworth’s first editions are extremely rare in their original boards. These volumes of his poetry are without restoration, and especially clean and well-preserved. Housed in a custom quarter leather folding box. Wordsworth collaborated with Samuel Taylor Coleridge on Lyrical Ballads in 1798, thought by many to have started the Romanticism movement in England. This volume contains many of his celebrated poems, including "She was a Phantom of Delight", "To a Sky-Lark", "Composed upon Westminster Bridge, Sep. 3, 1803", "Daffodils" ("I wandered lonely as a cloud"), "To a Butterfly", and many other sonnets, odes, and songs.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        Saadi's 'Bostan' (The Orchard) illuminated Persian manuscript

      ca. 18th-19th Century. Hardcover. Good +. Red leather 8vo, np. Illuminated Persian manuscript 'Bostan' (The Orchard). 102 leaves with 5 miniatures illuminated in colors and gold. Good to very good with some repairs and reinforcements to margins of several pages, some nicks to the boards. Without flyleafs, which appears original. Saadi is considered one of the greatest Persian poets and philosophers, coparing favorably to Rumi, Hafiz, and Omar Khayam. His two major works, 'Bostan' and 'Gulistan' were completed in 1257-1259. 'Bostan' is a long verse narrative in epic meter containing stories illustrating virtuous behavior for Muslims as well as reflections on the ecstatic life of the dervishes. Price is based on the sale at Bloomsbury in 2010 of a 142-leaf 'Bostan' from 1807 with 14 miniatures, for $1800.

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        The Travels Of Bertrandon De La Brocquiere, Counsellor & First Esquire-Carver To Philippe Le Bon, Duke Of Burgundy, To Palestine, And His Return From Jerusalem Overland To France During The Years 1432 & 1433. Extracted and put into modern French from a Manuscript in the National Library at Paris,

      London: Hafod Press, 1807. First English language edition. leather_bound. Contemporary panelled calf, flat spine, center panel decorations in gilt and dark brown. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 336 pages. 24 x 15 cm. Folding map of Tartar. Translated by Thomas Johns, proprietor of the Hafted Press, James Henderson, printer. La Brocquiere offers considerable encouragement in support of a campaign against the Turks, and concludes a force composed of French, English and Germans if in sufficient numbers could liberate Europe from the Ottoman Empire. POTSHOTS, p.702. TOILER pp. 46-47. WEBER II, 108. Half title, bookplate, extremities and backstrip rubbed, spine head 1/2 centimeter loss, interior contents generally clean, marbled endpapers and matching edges.

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        Compendio cronologico-critico della storia di Mantova dalla sua fondazione sino ai nostri tempi. Vol. I (-V)

      Agazzi 1807-38, Mantova - 5 voll. rilegati in 3 tomi, pp. XXXII + 368 con un albero genealogico e una cartina topografica del Mantovano f.t. rip.; XII + 356; XIX + (1b) + 264; XXIV + 295 + (1b) con un albero genealogico f.t. più volte rip.; XXIII + 463 + (1b). Legatura in mz. pl. coeva (piatti marmorizzati). Tagli spruzzati blu. Bell'esemplare, completo dei 5 volumi stampati fra il 1807 e il 1838, di questo compendio della storia di Mantova. Raro. ITA

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        Antiquities of Westminster; The Old Palace; St Stephen’s Chapel. Containing One Hundred and Forty-Six Engravings of Topographical Objects, of Which One Hundred and Twenty-Two No Longer Remain. WITH: Sixty-Two Additional Plates.

      London T Bensley. Additional: London, As The Act Directs J.T.Smith. June 9 1807. Additional: n.d. - 2 parts bound in 1,folio 10 3/4 x13 1/2 ins, 270 x 340mm) contemporary calf, rabacked at an early date using the original backstrip, gilt. Title-page, dedication leaf, pp xv (first 2 of which are Smith’s "Advertisement" concerning his dispute with Hawkings), 276, list of plates. 38 plates, mixed media, aquatint (one after Canaletti), etchings and engravings, some of which are sepia and 14 of which are coloured, mostly richly hand-coloured and gilt.The earliest title-page, and including the "stone plate" opposite p.48 " being printed from an engraved stone (the first ever attempted) broke after a certain number were taken off and was necessarily omitted in part of the edition". Lowndes. Abbey, Scenery 210, suggests this might not be absolutely so.Additional: Engraved title-page with arms of Westminster hand coloured and gilt, pp2 list of plates, 64 extra plates, mixed media. 100 plates in all. Internally clean and crisp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antiquities of Westminster; the Old Palace; St. Stephen's Chapel Etc Etc

      London: T. Bensley, 1807. [4], xv, [3], 276pp. Full calf, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, remaining panels and bands with decoration in blind, covers bordered with a wide roll again in blind, a.e.g., stormont pattern marbled endpapers. Re backed with original spine laid on, slightly rubbed to extremities, corners bumped, one or two minor blemishes to covers. Internally some occasional light browning / foxing, but generally quite bright and clean. Lacks half-title. Previous owners armorial bookplate to front pastedown, Henry Edward Bunbury, who according to the ODNB "acquired a fine library". With thirty-seven of thirty-eight (possibly all called for, see below), fourteen of which are hand-coloured. Lacking the copper plate of the internal view of the Painted Chamber (plate fourteen), but does have the earlier lithographic plate of the same view (plate thirteen - which is often absent), Lowndes notes that only 'some' of the copies contain a duplicate of the 'stone-plate'. Plate thirteen is apparently the earliest example of English lithography as a book illustration (cf. Hunniset and Adams), but it isn't mentioned by Twyman in 'Early Lithographed Books', Adams notes that 'after 300 copies had been printed the stone was spoiled by negligence and the following etching [ie. plate fourteen, the copper-plate] was substituted" (Adams page 217). Abbey Scenery 210; Lowndes 2426 and Adams 98. First Edition. Full Calf. Good+. Folio.

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        Sporting Anecdotes; Original and Select; Including Characteristic Sketches of Eminent Persons Who Have Appeared on the Turf: With an Interesting Selection of the Most Extraordinary Events Which Have Transpired in the Sporting World; ... by An Amateur Sportsman

      [London]: Albion Press Printed, for J. Cundee, [1807]. Second edition (first was 1804), with a preface. A beautiful copy. Octavo.

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        Sices, or Grooms, Leading out Horses/Les Palfreniers ou Sices, Promenant les Cheveaux [Pl. 38]

      London: Edward Orme, 1807-1808. Aquatint engraving, coloured by hand, by H. Merke, after Howitt from an original sketch by Williamson. Very good condition. approximately 15 3/8 x 19 3/8 inches. approximately 17 7/8 x 22 1/2 inches. For the British colonists living in India during the nineteenth-century, modest bungalows situated on plantations became the equivalent of a country estate in England. As pictured in this fine image from Williamson's 'Oriental Field Sports', these 'estates' frequently included stables, which were usually maintained by local servants. Horses were often used in hunting and various other recreational pursuits. One of the finest and most detailed works on Indian Sport and wildlife, these images exemplify not only the native flora and fauna, but capture the excitement of the hunt and provide "a faithful representation of [the] picturesque country, together with the manners and customs of both the native and European inhabitants". (Prideaux) Captain Thomas Williamson, a British officer of the East India Company, served in Bengal for 20 years. An accomplished amateur artist, his sketches were then worked up into drawings by Samuel Howitt and engraved for publication. Samuel Howitt, artist and sportsman, was largely self-taught in his profession, though he belonged to the artistic circles of the day. He is considered by some critics to be second only to Stubbs in the ranks of British animal painters. He is well-known for his sporting scenes of racing and hunting and for scenes depicting both conventional and exotic animals like the rhinoceros, tiger, leopard, bear, deer and buffalo. Cf. Abbey Travel 427; cf. Mellon 88; cf. Nissen BBI 4416; cf. Prideaux, p. 282; cf. Schwerdt II, pp.297-298; cf. Tooley 508.

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        The Ambulator: Or, A Pocket Companion in a Tour Round London, Within the Circuit of Twenty-five Miles: Describing Whatever is Remarkable for Antiquity, Grandeur, Elegance, or Rural Beauty. Including Catalogues of Pictures; and Illustrated .Tenth Edition

      Scatrcherd and Letterman / R. Philllips, London 1807 - Multi-fold hand-colored map of London and environs; title, advertisement; directions for placing of plates; preface, 2 pp; alphabetical list of the nobility and gentry, 7 pp; a list of the stage coaches etc., 7 pp; 336 pp. with all 16 plates. Complete, pages age-toned but unworn and undamaged. Recently rebacked to style in leather with original leather spine, gilt and with black morocco spine label, laid down over the new backing; original leather-covered boards. A solid and clean example, hinges tight, no names or marks. Map with horizontal 3" closed tear at spine edge, no losses, also a 3/4" marginal tear at bottom outside of the printed area, nice coloring, very clean, no repairs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels on an inland voyage through the states of New-York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee : performed in the years 1807 and 1808 : including a tour of nearly six thousand miles

      Printed by Isaac Riley 2 volumes in one: xviii+[1]+207 pages with frontispiece portrait, 4 maps and 1 plan in photocopy; viii+224 pages with 2 plates (original). Octavo (8 1/2" x5 1/4") bound in original full leather with gilt stamping to spine. (Howes: 204) First edition.Christian Schultz was a native American who traveled through part of Ohio and Illinois country, visiting Shawneetown, Fort de Chartres, Cahokia and other places in the fall of 1807, part of the territory Thomas Ashe had covered in 1806. Schultz's book, which was published from a series of letters, was the direct result of having read Ashe's Travels in America. Schultz felt that Ashe should be answered by someone who could defend his country against Ashe's verbal attack. it is a long work and important to any student of Anglo-American literary relations.

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      - Paris, Librairie Stéréotipe chez Nicolle, 1807, in-8, deux volumes. Reliure en demi basane marron à petit coins. Édition originale (Quérard, IX, 251). Reliure frottée, sinon bon exemplaire, envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Horse Racing. La Course de Chevaux

      London: Edward Orme, 1 January 1807. Aquatint engraving, coloured by hand, by James Godby and Henri Merke (watermark: 'J. Whatman 1805'). 12 x 17 3/8 inches. 17 1/2 x 22 1/8 inches. A fine image from 'Orme's Collection of British Field Sports': "the finest and most important sporting book of the last two centuries" (Schwerdt) Samuel Howitt, "genius, artist, sportsman", concentrated his considerable artistic talents on picturing scenes of horse-racing and hunting in all its aspects. Born in Nottinghamshire, England, Howitt was largely self-taught ,"although he must have been helped by his companions George Morland, Rowlandson and John Raphael Smith. Howitt's watercolours of hunting, shooting and racing have delightful spontaneity. An enthusiastic sportsman himself, he had sufficient family money to paint at first only for his own and his friends pleasure. However, this fortune was quickly dissipated and Howitt moved to London... [He made a living], partly by etching at which he was extremely skilled. As an artist he was prolific, more than 150 of his designs were published in The Sporting Magazine. He illustrated Beckford's Thoughts on Hunting, and other books, including Orme's Collection of British Field Sports... The light touch of his pen, the delicacy of his brushwork and his experience of field sports ensured all that he drew was animated and accurate." (Charles Lane British Racing Prints pp.132-133). Cf. Abbey Scenery 14; Lane British Sporting Prints p.133; Mellon British Sporting and Animal Drawings p.106; Siltzer p.164; cf. Schwerdt II, p.53; Siltzer p.164; cf.Tooley 273.

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        The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies

      London - John Stockdale, 1807 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce edition of this history of the West Indies by Bryan Edwards. Fourth edition, with considerable additions. Bryan Edwards (May 21, 1743 July 15 or 16, 1800) was an English politician and historian born in Westbury, Wiltshire. Edwards supported the slave trade, and was described by abolitionist William Wilberforce as a powerful opponent. Edwards' father died in 1756, and his maintenance and education were undertaken by his maternal uncle, Zachary Bayly, a wealthy merchant in Jamaica. About 1759 Edwards joined his uncle there and Bayly engaged a private tutor to complete the boy's education. When Bayly died Edwards inherited his wealth, and in 1773 also succeeded to the estate of another Jamaica resident named Efume. With a frontispiece of the author to the first volume. Bookplate of Alexander Henry Wylie to front pastedowns. Two volumes of a three volume set only (volumes I and II). Condition: In diced calf bindings. Externally sound, though rubbed, with some marks and wear to the extremities. Joints starting. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some scattered spotting. Overall: GOOD..

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        Treatise Containing the Elementary Part of Fortification, Regular and Irregular, with Remarks on the Constructions of the Most Celebrated Authors, particularly of Marshal de Vauban and Baron Coehorn, in which the Perfection and Imperfection of their several Works are Considered. For the Use of the Royal Academy of Artillery at Woolwich

      F. Wingrave, London. Sixth Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Sixth edition. Rear joint weak, top inch of title page clipped, scattered light foxing. 1807 Full-Leather. xvi, 240 pp. 33 fold-out plates. Full leather, gilt titles & rules. A treatise by a professor of artillery and fortification, detailing geometric principles involved in construction, and critically examining the work of two famous military engineers, M. Vauban and M. Coehorn. Different types of construction and selection of strategic location are treated, and numerous methods discussed, all well-illustrated by the included plates. Appended to the text is a glossary of terms used, which includes terms used in the construction of fortifications, as well as ones relating to sieges and battle. Avery Memorial Library Catalog.

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      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Reese and Orme [et al], 1807 - 1826.. Five volumes. Royal quarto (33 x 25 cm). Full plum straight grain morocco, gilt extra, with central gilt armorial crest on each board of Sir Roger Griesley. Engraved titles, frontispieces and plates. Bindings rather scuffed, scraped and edgeworn, but still quite sound, usual foxing to most of the engravings; a good, sound set. First editions. The complement of engraved views, plans and details are by Le Keux, Smith (and others) after drawings by Mackenzie, Wilkins, Cattermole, et al. "...the ARCHITECTURAL ANTIQUITIES OF GREAT BRITAIN, set out to exhibit ‘specimens of the various styles’ of medieval architecture by ‘correct delineations and accurate accounts … drawn and engraved with scrupulous accuracy’ and by ‘enlarged representations of particular parts and ornaments, with ground plans etc.’ ... His engravers, notably Smith, Roffe, Rawle, Woolnoth, and the Le Keux brothers, were supremely competent. His list of ‘scientific artists’ was dazzling: Prout, Nash, Alexander, Hearne, Wyatville, Porden, Wilkins, Cotman, Buckler, Gandy, Wild, Westall, Dayes, Fielding, West, Turner, Shee, Repton, Blore, and Mackenzie. The result was possibly Britton's most successful undertaking and certainly his most profitable. The first four volumes appeared fairly quickly, in 1807, 1809, 1812, and 1814. A fifth ... [devoted to 'Christian Architecture'] appeared in 1827. This has been described as ‘the first attempt at a coherent history of English Gothic’ (P. Frankl, THE GOTHIC, 1960, 498). Its preparation involved a formidable amount of research ..." - DNB. With the small 19th century booksellers' ticker of Upham and Beet, as well as a clipped obituary for Britton, are affixed to the front pastedown of the first volume. LOWNDES II:278.

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        Tytler (Alexander Fraser) Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames...: Containing Sketches of the Progress of Literature and General Improvement in Scotland during the Greater Part of the Eighteenth Century.

      Edinburgh: Printed for William Creech; and T. Cadell and W. Davies, London, 1807-09 . first edition, 2 Vols., 4to., engraved portrait frontispiece slightly offset, 2 plates of handwriting specimens in vol.ii, with half-titles and terminal errata and binder's leaves, only light browning to supplement and appendix, contents really unusually fresh; contemp. half calf, flat spines gilt within dark-stained bands, minor wear to spine ends, excellent Bookplates of Viscount Doneraile. Primary biography of the Scottish judge, philosopher and agriculturist, including several letters from Hume, Franklin, Thomas Reid, Alexander Gerard, Josiah Tucker, and others; it is also a major source for the life of Monboddo. This copy contains the Supplements, which are often missing. Tytler wrote on a variety of miscellaneous subject, including a supplementary volume to Lord Kames's Dictionary of Decisions. In 1780 he was appointed joint professor of universal history at the University of Edinburgh, and in 1786 sole professor. Cockburn notes that he was chiefly distinguished as a teacher, but posterity remembers him best for his writings, and for his association with such notable contemporaries as Kames, Monboddo, Dugald Stewart, Dr. John Gregory, Henry Mackenzie, Robert Burns (whose Poems of 1793 or 1794 he is supposed to have seen through the press), and Drs. Campbell and Beattie at Aberdeen.

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        L'Art de composer des Pierres factices aussi dures que le Caillou, et Recherches sur la manière de bâtir des Anciens, sur la préparation, l'emploi et les causes du durcissement de leurs mortiers

      32 folding or double-page engraved plates. 2 p.l., 298 pp. Large 4to, cont. marbled sheep (head of spine with one small defect), flat spine gilt, contrasting leather lettering piece on spine. Pont-a-Mousson: chez l'Auteur, 1807. First edition. Fleuret (ca. 1755-1817), "professor of architecture at the École Royale Militaire in Paris, took up with enthusiasm de La Faye's researches into ancient construction techniques and particularly the making of artificial stone or concrete. He went so far as to set up his own manufactory at Pont-a-Mousson, where he poured in and rammed the ingredients into moulds, considering La Faye's method of slaking lime by immersion as a crucial factor for the mortar. In his book he discusses his studies of historic buildings before going on to demonstrate some of his concrete products, which include pipes, pumps, ornamental basins, terraces, tiles and stuccoed panels, and mosaic pavements made with coloured mortars to imitate marble. He also shows the machinery used to make up the material. He seems to have had some success but also some major failures since he failed to realise the difference between ordinary and hydraulic limes. However, as a whole the work forms an interesting episode in the history of building construction."­Elton Engineering Books, Cat. 6, 211. Very fine and handsome copy. .

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        L'Art de Composer des Pierres Factices Aussi Dures Que le Caillou, et Recherches sur la maniere de batir des Anciens, sur la preparation, l'emploi et les causes du durcissement de leurs Mortiers

      Pont-A-Mousson ; Nancy ; Paris: L'Auteur ; Delahaye-Haener Fil ; Magimel. 1807. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. F First Edition. H Original Boards. Good. [iv] 298 pp. 32 engraved plates (including 28 double-page and 4 folding); author's printed certified prelim, signed by the author. In the original paper covered boards, rubbed at the edges. 102a

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        A Whimsical Will!!

      1807. Woodward, George Moutard [1760-c.1809], After. [Charles Williams (1797-1830), Etcher]. A Whimsical Will!! London: Published by Thomas Tegg, October 4, 1807. Attractively glazed and matted 13" x 9-1/4" colored etching in handsome 18" x 14" wooden frame, small brass plaque to center of bottom. A few tiny nicks to frame, light toning to margins, image vivid. An attractive piece. * A fine example of Regency-era humor, this print depicts the reading of the will of Thomas Whimsey, Esq., in a solicitor's office. Whimsey has the final word as he rewards, punishes and otherwise upbraids his beneficiaries. Woodward was a noted caricaturist active in London who produced drawings for printmakers. Williams was a prolific etcher of satires, both his and those of others, especially Woodward. Stephens and Stephens, Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum 1870.

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        The Hermit of Warkworth: A Northumberland Ballad. In Three Fits

      Alnwick - J. Catnach, 1807 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Bishop Percy's classic ballad about Warkworth Hermitage, illustrated throughout with engravings. Second Edition. Large paper copy. Featuring an engraved frontispiece. Contains two engraved plates and vignettes throughout. 'With designs by Mr. Craig and engraved on wood by Mr. Bewick'. Thomas Percy (13 April 1729 30 September 1811) was Bishop of Dromore, Ireland. Before being made bishop, he was chaplain to George III. Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765) was the one work most responsible for the ballad revival in English poetry that was a significant part of the Romantic movement. 'The Hermit of Warkworth', first publishedin 1771,tells thetraditional story of the origin of Warkworth Hermitage, attributing it to one of the Bertrams of Bothal Castle in this county. Condition: Rebound in half calf with marbled boards. Externally,generally smart thoughworn to the corners. Internally, firmly bound. A few scattered spots. Tidemarks to the half title and to the marginsof several pages. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Strictures on Naval Discipline, and the Conduct of a Ship of War

      Edinburgh: [for the author,] Murray & Cochrane, printers,, [c.1807] . Intended to produce an Uniformity of Opinion among Sea-Officers; [bound with] Observations on Naval Mutiny, presented in 1795; [&] Account of the Mutinies at Spithead and St. Helen's, in April and May 1797. Written in the End of June of the Same Year; [&] Observations on the Discipline in the Navy, End of the Year 1797. In a Letter to a Friend; [&] Sketch of a Plan, for the Encouragement of Seamen, and for More Speedily and Effectually Manning His Majesty's Navy, upon any Armament. In Two Parts. Written during the Peace in 1802. 5 pamphlets in one quarto volume (288 × 230 mm), pp. iv, 179; 11; [ii], 32; 23; [ii], 10. Original boards, rebacked in calf. Small hand-drawn illustration to the text. Two modern collector's bookplates to the front pastedown, some browning, occasional marginal staining, externally rubbed and stained, lower joint cracked but holding, hinges reinforced with linen, but overall very good copy . Extremely uncommon collection of the clear- and far-sighted memoranda on naval discipline of a long-serving sailor described by Lord Keith as this "deep-thinking and hard-fighting officer." This copy inscribed on the front pastedown, "From Patton to Mr. Ferg[uson?]", the conclusion of the inscription erased. A scattering of the individual papers and earlier compilations can be found institutionally, but we find no record of the present version, apparently the latest and most complete iteration of these papers, issued around 1807-08. The dating of the constituent essays is confused by the lack of formal title pages giving firm dates of publication, and by the presence of dates in the prefatory material or titles of three of the pieces. Oddly the National Library of Scotland have speculatively dated the two items that they have, the first- and third-named here, to 1818, three years after Patton's death. However, from internal evidence in this copy it seems that Patton re-issued his papers periodically, adding new material to those already published. This seems to have been at least partly a ploy to emphasize his prescience: an earlier form of his collected papers, listed on COPAC, is titled at the head of the preface, "Intimations: To those who may read the following Observations on Naval Affairs, it is earnestly recommended to attend to the Dates of the Papers". Patton undoubtedly felt he had good reason to draw attention to his foresight in naval matters. He joined the navy in 1755 at the age of 16, having already spent some years in the merchant service - his uncle was one of the largest ship-owners in Scotland - voyaging to the Mediterranean and Baltic. His early patron was Admiral Boscawen. Patton was with him at Louisbourg and the defeat of La Clue in 1759. Later on Namur he was at Quiberon Bay and the taking of Havana. On 3 July 1763 he was promoted lieutenant of the bomb-vessel Grenada, in which he returned to England that summer. In 1776 he came under the patronage of Sir Charles Middleton, later Lord Barham, joining him on the Prince George and following him to the Royal Oak. Middleton's interest was to have a great influence on Patton's later career. In the next six years he was highly active, taking part in Rodney's defeat of Langara in 1780, the action of Dogger Bank in 1781 and the pursuit and capture of "the troublesome Dunkirk privateer, the Calonne … commanded by the notorious Luke Ryan" (ODNB). But perhaps his most formative experience was his quelling of the mutiny on the Prince George in 1779, where his firm hand with one of the ring-leaders reduced the men to obedience. Paid off in 1782, Patton was to spend the next ten years unemployed, but actively working on a practical signal book, in which he was encouraged by Middleton, now comptroller of the navy. Unfortunately Admiral Howe's system of signalling carried far more influence and Patton was disappointed. On the outbreak of war with France he pressed Chatham for the 74-gun ship he felt commensurate with his experience. However it was to be a year before Middleton obtained for him a position as one of the commissioners of the transport board. "Here Patton was undoubtedly useful; his experience and his reflective but practical nature were what such a newly created office needed." It was early in the 1790s that his fear of an impending general mutiny prompted him to begin working on the memoranda developed and published in the present volume. "In 1790 Patton drew up fifty pages of observations on naval affairs, concerned with the conditions, pay, and promotion of seamen and warrant officers. In 1795 he revised his original ideas under the title Observations on Naval Mutiny, adding suggestions on prevention and asking that it be presented to the first lord of the Admiralty, and though Lord Spencer received it in April 1795 and copies were also sent to William Pitt, Henry Dundas, and William Wilberforce, no notice was taken. Conceivably it was this indifference to his warnings which caused Patton to retire from public life in 1795, to Fareham, Hampshire." The outbreak of the mutinies at Spithead and the Nore in 1797 confirmed his worst fears and threw him into a "despairing mood". Telling Middleton that he was unwilling to accept any public employment, he continued in retirement producing his account of the mutinies and commentaries on discipline, and pursuing any opportunity to promote reform. On the outbreak of war in 1803 he was appointed second in command in the Downs to Admiral Lord Keith, who found him "a sensible and honourable man." Much to his surprise, elevation to the Admiralty followed in 1804, where he served until 1806 when a change of ministry led to his final retirement. The present volume would appear to be his finally refined statement on matters of manning and discipline. Thoughtfully written by an officer with a wide range of experience in war and peace who had witnessed mutiny at first-hand, the papers focus a sharp light on conditions in the navy at the end of the 18th century. They offer rational, reformist solutions, which if acted on earlier could have saved the Admiralty the jarring shock of the Great Mutinies.

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        Rural Sports - [Complete in 4 Volumes Including the Later Published Supplement]

      London : Printed For Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, 1807. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 4v. (526 p. ; 592 p. ; 494 p. ; 742p. ) : ill. [folding plates, collated and all present] ; 24 cm. Added engraved title-pages. Subject: Hunting. Fishing. Falconry. Fowling. Further scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. Finely bound all in full contemporary, blind-tooled and bordered aniline calf. Impressively recased. Titles &c. Blocked direct in gilt with uniform tooling to the spine compartments. An exceptional set; highly uncommon in such polished condition.

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      [New Orleans. 1807?].. 50pp. Antique-style three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Near fine. This copy bears the ownership signature of Stephen Row Bradley at the top of the titlepage. Bradley (1754-1830) graduated from Yale and served in the Continental Army and in a variety of judicial and political posts in Vermont before becoming the first United States Senator from that state, in 1791. He served in that position until 1795, and again in the U.S. Senate from 1801 to 1813, as a Democratic Republican. A very rare and early New Orleans imprint, and one of the first publications in the celebrated legal battle over the New Orleans "batture," a landmark case in the early republic regarding federal and state power in relation to private property. John (also called Jean) Gravier, a private citizen, claimed rights to alluvial deposits from the Mississippi River in New Orleans, popularly called the "batture." He brought suit against the city, which also claimed the land. After a trial in a territorial court, the case came to the attention of the federal government, with President Thomas Jefferson and the Justice Department challenging the rights of Gravier and Edward Livingston (his lawyer and a partial owner of the land). The case dragged on for several years, the eventual ruling being in favor of private ownership rights. The present work contains the text and arguments of Gravier's complaint, the proceedings of the case, supporting evidence, and final judgment. McMurtrie, Jumonville, and Shaw & Shoemaker all give a tentative date of 1805, though the prefatory material gives a date as late as May 1807. We can locate only six copies of this scarce publication, at the Library of Congress, Historic New Orleans Collection, Massachusetts Historical Society, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, College of William & Mary, and the Harvard Law School library. Rare. JUMONVILLE 123. McMURTRIE (LOUISIANA) 46. COHEN 11683. SOWERBY, JEFFERSON'S LIBRARY 3493. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 8555. OCLC 26936873.

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      Boston: Published by Oliver and Munroe, and Belcher and Armstrong, 1807.. 27,[10],40-258pp. Octavo. Blue-gray boards, rebacked, with remnants of original printed paper spine laid down, untrimmed. Neat restoration to upper portion of blank free endsheet, a few leaves a bit carelessly opened, not affecting letterpress, intermittent faint tidemark to a fore- edges, some foxing, but a good copy, the boards themselves probably an instance of previous artful remboitage. Gilt lettered cloth folding box. The self-proclaimed "First American Edition" of Shakespeare's Poems, but properly the first separate Boston edition, following the 8th volume of the 1795-1796 edition of the Plays and Poems printed in Philadelphia. Curiously, while Jaggard fully describes the earlier edition, his entry for this later edition describes it as the "First American Edition..." as well. JAGGARD, p.436. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 13575.

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        A General History of Quadrupeds

      Newcastle upon Tyne - Edward Walker, 1807 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early nineteenth-century copy of Bewick's popular natural history, illustrated with woodcuts. Fifth Edition. Featuring woodcuts of animals throughout. Thomas Bewick (12 August 1753 8 November 1828) was an English wood engraver and ornithologist. Bewick's national reputation was fully established by his General History of Quadrupeds, published in 1790, and his History of British Birds - land birds in 1797, and water birds in 1804. The inspiration sprang from his great dissatisfaction with the crudely illustrated books of his youth. Although the compilation of the descriptive text for the Quadrupeds began as early as 1781, when Bewick applied to Squire Fenwick of Bywell for the history of his celebrated racehorse Match'em, much of the work relating to the text fell to Beilby. The engravings were likewise the work of evenings when Bewick's workshop day was over. Naturally his most successful subjects were those with which he was best acquainted and which he could draw from the life; some of the more exotic he was able to see in the travelling wild beast shows of men such as Gilbert Pidcock and Stephen Polito, who in turn commissioned him to engrave large cuts for their posters and handbills. DNB. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, smart with some rubbing to boards. Internally, firmly bound with some background spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The General History of Quadrupeds

      Newcastle upon Tyne: printed by Edward Walker, for T. Bewick and S. Hodgson,, 1807. The Figures Engraved on Wood by Thomas Bewick. The Fifth Edition. Octavo. Contemporary diced full calf, spine in compartments with gilt titles direct, gilt rolls and blind tooling, sides bordered with a double gilt rule, marbled endpapers, red speckled edges. Vignette title page, engraved illustrations in the text by Thomas Bewick throughout. Armorial bookplate. Extremities a little rubbed, covers with a few minor scratches, occasional faint spotting; very good condition. A handsome fifth edition copy, in a contemporary binding, of the General History of Quadrupeds (first published in 1790), copiously and characterfully illustrated with studies of the animals by Thomas Bewick. Includes an Addendum (which first appeared in the fourth edition in 1805) describing, with thanks to James Hunter, Esq., Governor of New South Wales, two unrecorded animals, one the "Wombach" and the other "An Amphibious Animal" described with charming wonderment, thus: "The other seems to be an animals sui generis; it appears to possess a threefold nature, that of a fish, a bird, and a quadruped, and is related to nothing we have hitherto seen..." Bewick's endearing engraving reveals it to be, of course, the platypus.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England . . . from the Last London Edition. With the Last Corrections of the Author; and with Notes and Additions by Edward Christian . . . Downing Professor of the Laws of England in the University of Cambridge. Four Volumes

      Portland: Printed and Published by Thomas B. Wait, & Co., 1807. Original publisher's paper-backed light-blue boards, paper labels An early American edition (the fifth), a completely unsophisticated, unrestored set in its original American publisher's binding, bottom and foredges untrimmed, cracking to the joints, bottom of one spine perished, labels slightly different

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        Geographisches Lotto-Spiel. Herausgeber Johann Gottfried Herzog

      Leipzig, Herzog 1807. 19 x 12 cm. 42 Seiten mit 2 ausfaltbaren kolorierten Kupferstichkarten von B. Schnorr nach Johann Gottfried Herzog sowie 24 Spiel-Tafeln auf stärkerem Papier. In marmoriertem Pappschuber der Zeit mit gestochenem Titelschild. - DBA 238, 404 - Engelmann, Geogr. 27 (vgl.) - Diehm (1773 - 1829) war Conrektor in Glogau, 1812 Pastor in Sämitz b. Haynau / Niederschlesien. Der Autor trat später mit geographischen Lehrbüchern hervor. Dieses geographische Lottospiel soll neben der Unterhaltung auch "einen hohen Grad von Anmuth und Nützlichkeit" bieten und sich damit von den sonst üblichen Zahlenlotto Spielen im häuslichen Kreis abheben. Jede der 24 Spielkarten enthält 15 numerierte Felder = 360 Nummern mit Städtenamen: 1: Österreichischer und Bayerischer Kreis; 2: Schwäbischer und Fränkischer Kreis; 3: Oberrheinischer und Westfälischer Kreis; 4: Niedersächsischer Kreis; 5-6: Obersächsischer Kreis; 7: Böhmen, Mähren, Lausitz; 8: Schlesien; 9: Schweiz, Niederlande; 10-11: Italien; 12-13: Frankreich; 14: Portugal und Spanien; 15: Großbritannien und Irland; 16: Dänemark, Norwegen, Schweden; 17: Rußland; 18: Ostpreußen, Galizien, Ungarn; 19: Türkei; 20: West-Asaien; 21: Ostindien; 22: Ost- und Nordasien; 23: Afrika; 24: Amerika. Die Anzahl der Spielkarten richtet sich nach der Anzahl der Mitspieler; die Marken der Spielkasse gehörten offenbar nicht zum Lieferumfang, da dafür in dem vorhandenen Original-Schuber kein Platz gewesen wäre. -

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        Annals of Great Britain from the ascension of George III to the peace of Amiens - [Complete in 3 volumes]

      Edinburgh : Printed for Mundell, Doig, & Stevenson; Arch. Constable & Co. and J. Fairbairn, 1807. 1st Edition. Physical description Vol.1: xv, 505 p.; 22 cm. (8vo). Vol. 2: viii, 498 p.; 22 cm. (8vo). Vol. 3: viii, 406 p.; 22 cm. (8vo). Note; attributed to Thomas Campbell. Subject Great Britain - History - 1714-1837. Great Britain - History - George III, 1760-1820. Very good copies all in the original, full tree calf with contrasting labels, gilt cross bands and uniform compartment tooling. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite a well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        La Gerusalemme Liberata

      Pisa: dalla tipografia della Società Letteraria,, 1807. 2 volumes, folio (400 × 260 mm) gathered and signed in fours. Contemporary straight-grained red morocco by L. Staggemeier (with his orange label), sides with wide gilt and blind decorative border, spine divided into six panels by double false bands, lettered in two panels, the others with a large gilt centre tool, dentelles and morocco inside hinges, green endpapers, gilt edges. Engraved portrait frontispiece by Raffaello Merghen. A little rubbing to extremities, lower joint of vol. II slightly darkened, overall very good. A splendid edition in large paper format of Tasso's La Gerusalemme liberata (first published 1580), here in an imposing pair of Staggemeier bindings. "Of this edition, superintended by [Giovanni] Rosini, only 250 copies were struck off, and one on vellum" (Ebert, General Bibliographical Dictionary). The lavishness of the format is here matched by the binding, produced by one of the many German émigré binders working in the London book trade. L. Staggemeier of Osnabruck had started in partnership with Samuel Welcher, also a native of Germany, by at least 1799. They seem to have separated into separate businesses in adjoining buildings in Villiers Street, Strand, about 1810, and they disappear from the directories by 1820. In their heyday they were among the most prolific workshops in London producing "extra" quality work, and they worked extensively for James Edwards, the Pall Mall bookseller.

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        Tytler (Alexander Fraser) Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames...: Containing Sketches of the Progress of Literature and General Improvement in Scotland during the Greater Part of the Eighteenth Century.

      Edinburgh: Printed for William Creech; and T. Cadell and W. Davies, London, 1807-09 . first edition, 2 Vols., 4to., engraved portrait frontispiece, 2 plates of handwriting specimens in vol.ii, with half-titles and terminal errata and binder's leaves, some browning to supplement and appendix as usual; contemp. calf, gilt, dark blue and olive green morocco labels, excellent presentation copy to John Ramsay of Ochtertyre, inscribed on the volume i title verso To John Ramsay Esqr. of Ochtertyre/ as a Testimony of sincere friendship/ and Esteem/ from The Author. The title verso of the Supplement (1809), bound at the end of volume i, is also inscribed, and at the front of the volume, there is a leaf containing a manuscript verse eulogy in Latin (eight lines) addressed to Ramsay, signed AFT. The book was clearly bound for presentation, and it is, to all intents and purposes, the dedication copy. Ramsay might have written Kames's biography himself: Kames was his closest friend and neighbour, and features prominently in his memoirs of his contemporaries, Scotland and Scotsmen in the Eighteenth Century, published posthumously (1888). He did, however, contribute greatly to Tytler's work, and is identified in the preface as the "very learned and ingenious friend, - an old and intimate acquaintance of Lord Kames; for [having provided] a variety of curious matter, illustrative of his Lordship's character, the characters of his cotemporaries [sic], and the manners of his age, which that gentleman had studied with the most discriminating sagacity." Ramsay is warmly acknowledged elsewhere in the work, for example at pages 42 and 58 of volume i. Tytler was another close friend of the subject's, and his biography includes several letters from Hume, Franklin, Thomas Reid, Alexander Gerard, Josiah Tucker, and others; it is also a major source for the life of Monboddo. The important Supplement arose due to the availability of the memoirs of Alexander Carlyle of Inveresk, and some manuscript collections of James Boswell, who at one time was preparing materials for a life of Kames. Alexander Fraser Tytler, one of Edinburgh's illuminati, wrote on a variety of miscellaneous subjects, including a supplementary volume to Lord Kames's Dictionary of Decisions. In 1780 he was appointed joint professor of universal history at the university and in 1786 sole professor. Lord Cockburn notes that it as professor of history that he was chiefly distinguished, but posterity remembers him best for his writings, and for his association with such notable contemporaries as Kames, Monboddo, Dugald Stewart, Dr. John Gregory, Henry Mackenzie, Robert Burns (whose Poems of 1793 or 1794 he is said to have seen through the press) and many others.

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        Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames,

      Edinburgh - William Creech, T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1807 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Tytler's biography of Lord Kames, limited to 750 copies and bound with the rare supplements from 1809 to both volumes. Complete in two volumes. Rare with the supplements, in need of rebacking but likely a 700 set when done. Containing sketches of the progress of literature and general improvement in Scotland during the greater part of the Eighteenth Century. Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee (15 October 1747 - 5 January 1813) was a Scottish lawyer, writer, and professor. Tytler was also a historian, and for some years was Professor of Universal History, and Greek and Roman Antiquities, in the University of Edinburgh. Lord Kames become something of a mentor to Tytler, encouraging his work and suggesting he write a supplementary volume to Kames' Dictionary of Decisions. He worked unceasingly on this for five years, the eventual work being published in 1778. Tytler's memoirs of Kames were the result of four years' work and were published in 1807, 25 years after the death of its subject. They provide a fascinating insight into Scotland at that time, and contain many unique descriptions of characters of importance who may have otherwise been forgotten. With attractive bookplate to front pastedown of both volumes, of St Augustine's Abbey Library, Ramsgate. Engraved frontispiece to volume I of a portrait of Kames. With two facsimile plates of the handwriting of Lord Kames to volume II. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, rather worn. Both boards of volume I are detached. Boards of volume II are starting. Backstrips of both spines are lifting with loss to leather. Internally, firmly bound. Institutional label to both front pastedowns. Spotting and the odd handling mark to first and last few pages of both volumes, otherwise bright and clean. Overall: FAIR with a very good interior.

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        Antiquarian and Topographical Cabinet, Containing a Series of Elegant Views of the Most Interesting Objects of Curiosity in Great Britain. Accompanied with Letter-Press Descriptions

      London. W. Clarke, J. Carpenter and H.D. Symonds. 1807. Elegantly bound in full gilt ruled speckled calfskin. Elaborate gilt tooled spine compartments with fleural motifs. Gilt titled morocco labels. Marbled endsheets. 12mo. (4" x 6.5"). Illustrated with approximately 500 full page plate engravings. A stunning collection of plates and text depicting the pastoral and architectural wonders of Britain. Various mild rubbing to covers. Corners gently bumped. Several head and tail pieces very lightly chipped. An extremely crisp and bright, Very Good set.Featured Sets.

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        History of the Viceroyalty of Buenos Ayres; Containing the Most Accurate Details Relative to the Topography, History, Commerce, Population, Government, &c., &c., Of That Valuable Colony

      London: Printed for H.D. Symonds, 1807. Half dark green calf and dark grey pebbled cloth, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled, pp. [iv], 576; 7 plates: 2 folding maps, 1 plan, 2 black & white plates, 2 hand-coloured plates. A touch of offsetting around the plates and occasionally within the text, top outer corner (5 cm x 1 cm) of title-page snipped away (probably the removal of a name), a number written in blue pencil to title-page, otherwise a very good plus copy. "Wilcocke, son of an English minister, eventually emigrated to Canada, where he spent most of the rest of his life. He was a controversial figure. He had to flee Canada for the United States, from which he was forcibly abducted by agents of the Northwest Company, who returned him to Canada, where he was imprisoned. U.S. indignation over his kidnapping eventually resulted in his release. One of his most notable achievements was the founding of the newspaper entitled The Scribbler, which he initiated while still in prison in Montreal. Unfortunately, the increasingly vitriolic tone of the paper landed him in hot water again, and once more he fled to the United States. He was also a translator from Dutch and German, a polemicist, a poet, and a dramatist. Ironically, the year he died, he published a play entitled The Triumph of Intrigue." See Frances G. Halpenny, Dictionary of Canadian Biography (University of Toronto Press, 1966). This work is considered an early classic text on the area, its politics, society, government, and populace.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +. Octavo.

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        Antiquarian and Topographical Cabinet, containing a series of Elegant Views of the most interesting objects of curiosity in Great Britain. Accompanied with letter-press descriptions. 10 Volume Set

      London: W. Clarke, J Carperter, H. D. Symonds. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Rebound with new endpapers. Paper title labels to spines. Ink splash to front cover of vol IX. Previous owner stamp to front pastedowns. Endpapers browned. Spine faded. Scattered foxing. 1807. First Edition. Green cloth spine on papered boards. [1000pp.] :: 480 engraved plates :: 160mm x 100mm (6" x 4") :: Published: 1807-1811 .

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        A Description of Ceylon

      London,: Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, 1807.. Two volumes, quarto, with two maps and a total of 23 plates, 15 of them aquatints, some folding; some browning and occasional scattered foxing, a few leaves in the first volume expertly cleaned; a good set in a handsome binding of renewed half calf over old marbled boards, spines gilt in compartments; slipcase. The classic early account of colonial Sri Lanka, a detailed study of the island in the years after the British had taken possession from the Dutch. James Cordiner, the chaplain of the fort at Colombo, made an extensive tour of the island, including the native-held central Candian Territories and the East-India Company island of Ramesseram, in 1800. He not only provides first-hand information of many of the settlements on the island, but also descriptions of elephant hunts, methods of cultivating cinnamon, collecting sea salt and pearl diving. The fine plates of native dress, temples, and topographical studies are after drawings by Cordiner himself.Abbey 'Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860', 409; Goonetileke, Bibliography of Ceylon , 13.

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        Harlequin and Mother Goose: Or The Golden Egg

      London: Laurie & Whittle, 1807. 1ff. Framed engraved writing sheet with a mirror over the blank area in the center usually reserved for examples of penmanship. The mirror is near-contemporary to the writing sheet, and together they create an attractive piece that perhaps could have served as decoration in a child's room. The ten hand-colored illustrations bordering the mirror depict the pantomime of Harlequin and Mother Goose or, the Golden Egg, featuring the characters of the Harlequinade. This popular and very successful comic pantomime by Thomas John Dibdin debuted in London in December, 1806, with famed comic actor Joseph Grimaldi in the role of the clown. The writing sheet is entirely intact and unmarked: the silvering of the mirror was painted onto the inside of the frame glass and is not adhered to the paper. The date printed at the bottom of the sheet is March 25, 1807, and the print is numbered 88 in the lower left corner. These ornamented writing sheets also known as writing blanks, "school pieces," or "Christmas pieces," were used to encourage good penmanship in children. The blank space was filled in with a sampler of a child's best penmanship, and the completed page was often given as a gift from children to their parents. Laurie & Whittle were best known as London publishers of maps and atlases, but the firm also published prints and some juvenile items. Slight toning to the paper, else fine. This writing sheet is a remarkable survival and an unusual, creative presentation of a piece of juvenile ephemera. In a black and gold frame, which shows some rubbing to the corners. Writing sheet measures 16 by 14 inches, in a 20 by 18-inch frame.

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        Barr's Buffon. Buffon's Natural History, Containing a Theory of the Earth, A General History of Man, Of the Brute Creation, and of Vegetables, Minerals, &c. &c, &c, From the French. With Notes by the Translator [10 volumes]

      Paternoster-Row, London : H D Symonds, 1807 A complete set of the Barr edition of Buffon's Natural History, in 10 volumes with 87 plates, 81 of which are hand coloured. Buffon's Histoire Naturelle, begun in 1749, was read extensively and had a huge influence on later thinking. This edition, translated by James Smith Barr, is now rare - although at the time it went through a number of printings. It is illustrated with a number of fine engravings, produced for Barr, and it is now rare to find these hand coloured rather than plain. Each plate has 2 engravings, each showing an animal in its 'natural' surroundings (including domestic dog breeds). In full leather binding with fairly recent spines with title labels and gilt compartments, and contemporary boards in tree calf. The bindings are in good condition, with some wear to board edges and sometimes a little scuffing to the boards. The original endpapers have been retained and repaired. Small ink signature of John ?Verinder to preliminary page in each volume. The contents are in good condition with slight offsetting/browning around the plates. Some of these are tissue-guarded but these are small guards and not fixed; some of them are crumpled and grubby. There is occasional browning to text pages and some page corners have been turned over just at the edge. Vol I, 1797, 333 pages, frontispiece portrait of Buffon. Vol II, 1797, small brown mark affecting pages 43-47, 348 pp. Vol III, 1807, 4 tinted plates as called for, occasional browning where bus tickets used as page markers, 348 pp. Vol IV, 1807, 1 tinted plate as called for, 352 pp. Vol V, 1807, 16 hand coloured plates (although listing calls for 13), 347 pp. Vol VI, 1807, 19 hand coloured plates as called for, 346 pp. Vol VII, 1807, 13 hand coloured plates as called for, title page repaired, 338 pp. Vol VIII, 1807, 18 hand coloured plates as called for, 343 pp. Vol IX, 1807, 15 hand coloured plates as called for, repair to title page, reverse of contents page and final leaf. Vol X, 1807, browning to edges of pages 359-366, 366 pages. A good set.

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