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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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        Poems

      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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        A NARRATIVE OF THE EXPEDITION TO, AND THE STORMING OF BUENOS AYRES, BY THE BRITISH ARMY, COMMANDED BY LIEUTENANT-GENERAL WHITELOCK. By an Officer, Attached to the Expedition

      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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        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 &#147;Renaissance man&#148; 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 &#147;to my friends Southey and Wordsworth.&#148; Michelangelo studied and wrote poetry throughout his life, frequently turning to it in times of emotional crisis. Duppa&#146;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s work was extremely important for the early dissemination of the poem among the academic community prior to Thorkelin&#39;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.]

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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&#39;s boards. Two volumes, 12mo. Vol I &#150; 158 p. complete with half-title, Contents, Notes, and Erratum; Vol II &#150; 170 p. complete with half-title, Contents, Notes, and 24-pages of advertisements dated Jan. 1, 1807. Publisher&#146;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&#146;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&#39;s &#39;Bostan&#39; (The Orchard) illuminated Persian manuscript

      ca. 18th-19th Century. Hardcover. Good +. Red leather 8vo, np. Illuminated Persian manuscript &#39;Bostan&#39; (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, &#39;Bostan&#39; and &#39;Gulistan&#39; were completed in 1257-1259. &#39;Bostan&#39; 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 &#39;Bostan&#39; 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&#146;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&#146;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&#39;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 &#39;some&#39; of the copies contain a duplicate of the &#39;stone-plate&#39;. Plate thirteen is apparently the earliest example of English lithography as a book illustration (cf. Hunniset and Adams), but it isn&#39;t mentioned by Twyman in &#39;Early Lithographed Books&#39;, Adams notes that &#39;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&#39;s &#39;Oriental Field Sports&#39;, these &#39;estates&#39; 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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        CORINNE OU L'ITALIE.

      - 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: &#39;J. Whatman 1805&#39;). 12 x 17 3/8 inches. 17 1/2 x 22 1/8 inches. A fine image from &#39;Orme&#39;s Collection of British Field Sports&#39;: "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&#39;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&#39;s Thoughts on Hunting, and other books, including Orme&#39;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&#39; 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&#39;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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        THE ARCHITECTURAL ANTIQUITIES OF GREAT BRITAIN REPRESENTED AND ILLUSTRATED IN A SERIES OF VIEWS, ELEVATIONS, PLANS, SECTIONS AND DETAILS, OF VARIOUS ANCIENT ENGLISH EDIFICES: WITH HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNTS OF EACH

      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 &#145;specimens of the various styles&#146; of medieval architecture by &#145;correct delineations and accurate accounts &#133; drawn and engraved with scrupulous accuracy&#146; and by &#145;enlarged representations of particular parts and ornaments, with ground plans etc.&#146; ... His engravers, notably Smith, Roffe, Rawle, Woolnoth, and the Le Keux brothers, were supremely competent. His list of &#145;scientific artists&#146; 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&#39;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 &#39;Christian Architecture&#39;] appeared in 1827. This has been described as &#145;the first attempt at a coherent history of English Gothic&#146; (P. Frankl, THE GOTHIC, 1960, 498). Its preparation involved a formidable amount of research ..." - DNB. With the small 19th century booksellers&#39; 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&#39;Art de composer des Pierres factices aussi dures que le Caillou, et Recherches sur la manière de bâtir des Anciens, sur la préparation, l&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;Art de Composer des Pierres Factices Aussi Dures Que le Caillou, et Recherches sur la maniere de batir des Anciens, sur la preparation, l&#39;emploi et les causes du durcissement de leurs Mortiers

      Pont-A-Mousson ; Nancy ; Paris: L&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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. &#39;With designs by Mr. Craig and engraved on wood by Mr. Bewick&#39;. Thomas Percy (13 April 1729 30 September 1811) was Bishop of Dromore, Ireland. Before being made bishop, he was chaplain to George III. Percy&#39;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. &#39;The Hermit of Warkworth&#39;, 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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s interest was to have a great influence on Patton&#39;s later career. In the next six years he was highly active, taking part in Rodney&#39;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 &#133; 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&#39;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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        REPORT. JOHN GRAVIER vs. THE MAYOR, ALDERMEN, AND INHABITANTS OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS [caption title]

      [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&#39;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&#39;S LIBRARY 3493. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 8555. OCLC 26936873.

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        THE POEMS OF SHAKESPEARE. TO WHICH IS ADDED AN ACCOUNT OF HIS LIFE

      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&#39;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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