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2018-10-27 07:16:42
Walter Scott
Edinburgh: J. Ballantyne and Co, 1808. Marmion is a first edition, second state of the first impression, and one of 2000 copies issued. The poem concerns Lord Marmion who is after a favourite of Henry VIII, the wealthy heiress, Clara de Clare. He implicates her fiancé, Sir Ralph De Wilton, in a treasonable plot, but eventually De Wilton has Marmion unmasked just as the battle of Flodden Field begins. Marmion is killed in the battle while De Wilton regains his honor, estates, and Clara. The book was a tremendous success, despite its exceedingly high price at the time of publication. The Lady of the Lake is, first edition, first impression from 1810, and features a frontispiece of Walter Scott. Set in the Trossachs region of Scotland, it is composed of six cantos, each of which concerns the action of a single day. The poem has three main plots: the contest among three men, Roderick Dhu, James Fitz-James, and Malcolm Graeme, to win the love of Ellen Douglas; the feud and reconciliation of King James V of Scotland and James Douglas; and a war between the lowland Scots (led by James V) and the highland clans (led by Roderick Dhu of Clan Alpine). The poem was tremendously influential in the nineteenth century, and inspired the Highland Revival. Rokeby is a first edition and first impression. Publishers advertisments to the rear. Set in 1644 during the English Civil War, the poem exudes a touch of the supernatural; surrounding a haunted glen. Critical opinion was broadly favourable, with particularly positive reviews appearing in the Antijacobin Review, British Critic, and Monthly … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-27 07:16:42
Scott, Walter
Edinburgh: James Ballantyne and Company, 1808. First edition. Hardcover. Printed for William Miller, London. First edition. 4to. [vi], 532pp. One of fifty copies printed in quarto. Original cloth spine, printed paper label, paper over boards. Engraved frontispiece portrait. Nicely rebacked at an early date preserving the original spine and endpapers. Uncit. Label darkened and worn, board edges worn, first few and last few pp. lightly foxed, else a very good copy. Very good. Item #18242. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Thorn Books [Tucson, Arizona, US]
2018-10-25 06:25:29
"Academy for Grown Horsemen; Containing the Completest Instructions for Walking, Trotting, Cantering, Galloping, Stumbling, and Tumbling. Illustrated with Copper Plates, and Adorned with a Portrait of the Author" [with] "Annals of Horsemanship: Containing Accounts of Accidental Experiments and Experimental Accidents, both Successful and Unsuccessful; Communicated by Various Correspondents to Geoffrey Gambado, Esq." By Geoffrey Gambado [pseud. for William Henry Bunbury]. Published in London; Printed by W. Nicholoson for W. Baynes in 1808. 3rd edition. description continues below the picture- - - - DISCUSSION: William Henry Bunbury [1750-1811] was an English gentleman, army officer, court figure and popular caricaturist (popular in part because, unlike some other artists, the figures in his caricatures were not drawn in the likenesses of his acquaintances and friends). His work mainly reflected his own life and experiences and those of his circle- military life, the Grand Tour of Europe, and, in this case, horse-riding. He counted such notables as Joshua Reynolds, Oliver Goldsmith and David Garrick amongst his friends, and Horace Walpole is said to have compared him to William Hogarth. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover. 10.5"x13", xxiv + 36 pages, plus 12 hand-colored plates [and] xvii + 81 pages, plus 17 hand-colored plates. Bound in full red leather with giltwork, marbled endpapers. CONDITION NOTES: A little minor scuffing to the covers, some very light scattered internal soil, but overall clean and nice, with a tight binding. - - - - OVERSEAS BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: Our International shi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Joslin Hall Books [Northampton, Massachusetts, US]
2018-10-23 18:12:12
William Shaler
Philadelphia: 1808. First printing of this important account (on pages 137-175) of a voyage to the Columbia River from Canton, and along the west coast of America; 8vo, pp. vii, [1], 583; recent half tan calf antique, red morocco label on spine; top of title page neatly clipped away, else fine in a nice new binding. Forbes 96: "After trading [at the Columbia River], Shaler followed the west coast of America down to Guatemala, returning to California early in 1805. The narrative has a lengthy description of the settlements in California an aspects of his commercial trading up and down that coast. .. Shaler arrived in Hawaii August 19, 1805, and continued to Oahu September 1, later trading at Waimea, Kauai. .. He gives a good general physical description of the islands, and comments on the religious and political structure. .. This narrative is particularly important for its comments on Kamehameha, his politics and plans for territorial expansion, and the political intrigues between Kamehameha and Kaumualii in which Shaler had a part..." Howes S-324; Judd 160.
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books [Saint Paul, Minnesota, US]
2018-10-23 13:53:28
William Wirt
Richmond: The Press of Samuel Pleasants, 1808. Condition: Good binding. 16mo. The arguments presented by Wirt in the trial of Aaron Burr, in which he was the assistant in the prosecution. Wirt's reputation was enhanced by his participation and he was elected to the House of Delegates around the time of this publication. He was ultimately to become Attorney General of the United States. The Streeter copy had a frontispiece portrait not always present [Howes W587], and which is not present in this copy. Otherwise, collates correctly against the Streeter copy: "Leaf of title, verso blank; leaf of Advertisement, verso blank, 103 p. verso blank, 104-221 (even numbers on recto) [Streeter 1693]. ~A presentable copy in contemporary calf with loss to the bottom of the spine. The is minor loss to the top edge of the title page not affecting the text. New endpapers. (Howes W587; Sabin 104883; Shaw & Shoemaker 16753; Streeter 16753).
Bookseller: Black Swan Books Inc [Richmond, Virginia, US]
2018-10-23 06:43:47
Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia 1808-1820 Up for sale is a great run of 8 bound books of early Virginia law. It is very rare to find a set of these early books. These are in nice overall condition with 20th-century rebinding. Some age spotting and minor damage is present in some of the books but they are in overall very clean and very nice condition. These books provide a rare glance into the pre-civil war south. Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812 Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia 1813, 1814 A Collection of All Such Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia 1814 Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia 1815 (corner missing from one index page) Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia 1816 (small amount of water staining) Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia 1818, 1819 (corners missing from two pages) Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia 1820 Check out my other listings for more great rare works of American law.
Bookseller: danthoms [Cincinnati, Ohio, US]
2018-10-23 02:13:12
R Ackermann
Microcosm of London: R. Ackermann 1808 -1810. 10-12 prints watermarked 1808. 3 Volumes full goat leather binding. Wood engraved titles , engraved dedication leaves with vignettes, half-titles , 104 hand coloured aquatint plates after Thomas Rowlandson and Pugin. Some offsetting and foxing as You expect. Condition average / good. 290 x 350 x 40 mm. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: mazovia1958 [LONDON, London, GB]
2018-10-21 02:16:22
John Dryden; Notes and Life by Sir Walter Scott
London: Printed for William Miller, 1808. In eighteen volumes complete. The contents of the volumes are as follows: Volume I: The Life of John Dryden. Volume II: The Wild Gallant, A Comedy; The Rival Ladies, a Tragi-Comedy; The Indian Queen, a Tragedy; The Indian Emperor, or The Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards; Secret love, or the Maiden Queen. Volume III: Sir Martin Mar-All, or The Feigned Innocence, a Comedy; The Tempest, or The Enchanted Island, a Comedy; An Evening's Love, or The Mock Astrologer, a Comedy; Tyrannic Love, or The Royal Martyr, a Tragedy. Volume IV: Almanzor and Almahide, or The Conquest of Granada by the Spaniards, a Tragedy; Marriage-a-la-Mode, a Comedy; The Assignation or Love in a Nunnery, a Comedy. Volume V: Amboyna, or The Cruelties of the Dutch to the English Merchants, a Tragedy; The State of Innocence, and Fall of a Man, an Opera; Aureng-Zebe, a Tragedy; All for Love, or The World Well Lost, a Tragedy. Volume VI: Limberham, or The Kind Keeper, a Comedy; Œdipus, a Tragedy; Troilus and Cressida, or Truth Found too Late, a Tragedy; The Spanish Friar, or The Double Discovery. Volume VII: The Duke of Guise, a Tragedy; Albion and Albanius, an Opera; Don Sebastian, a Tragedy. Volume VIII: Amphitryon, or The Two Sosias, a Comedy; King Arthur, or the British Worthy, a Dramatic Opera; Cleomenes, the Spartan Hero, a Tragedy; Love Triumphant, or Nature will Prevail, a Tragicomedy. Volume IX: Poems, Historical and Political. Volume X: Religio Laici, or a Layman's Faith, an Epistle; Threnodia Augustalis, a Funeral Pindaric Poem, Sacred to the Happy Memory o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-21 01:08:48
DUPONT (Jean) (?)].
s.l.n.d. (c.1808). MANUSCRIT in-8. 182pp. (i.e. 175pp.) Plein maroquin rouge, dos lisse orné, filet et guirlande d'encadrement dorés sur les plats, coupe ornées, toutes tranches dorées (P. Lefebvre). Précieux manuscrit soigneusement calligraphié dans une reliure en maroquin de Lefebvre. Le corps de l'ouvrage contient près de deux cents poèmes, madrigaux, épigrammes et chansons grivoises d'auteurs français de renom, avec des "Notes explicatives" qui éclairent les références cachées à des personnalités ou à des faits historiques, probablement glosées d'après divers ouvrages de mélange littéraire et d'anecdotes de cour (Pitaval, Bachaumont, Nougaret, etc.). Ce manuscrit contient également quelques pièces en vers restées apparement inédites, tout comme les notices regroupées dans la partie intitulée "Objets Divers": "Statistique de la Terre", "Aperçu de la population de Paris en 1809", "Salle de l'Opéra. Sa contenance et l'aperçu d'une recette complète". L'une de ces notices inédites, portant sur le jeu de la roulette, évoque la certitude de voir les joueurs perdre leur mise au profit des banquiers; elle est signée par "Dupont", lequel "certifie les faits énoncés ci-dessus, comme témoin oculaire". Cette signature, associée à l'apparente familiarité de l'auteur avec les questions démographiques et statistiques, nous invitent à formuler l'hypthèse selon laquelle l'auteur de ce manuscrit pourrait être Jean Dupont (1737-1819), banquier et administrateur devenu maire du 7e arrondissement de Paris puis Sénateur. Les pages s'inscrivent dans un joli encadrement encré. Précieuse curiosi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librería Comellas [Barcelona, Spain]
2018-10-20 14:38:42
ROCHA (José Monteiro da).
Paris, chez Courcier, 1808. in-4. 2ff. 180pp. 3 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Demi-veau à coins, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque, restauration sommaire). Première Edition Française, en partie originale, de ces mémoires d'Astronomie du mathématicien et astronome portugais José Monteiro da Rocha (1734-1819). Publiés initialement au sein des Éphémérides de l'Observatoire, ces travaux furent réunis ici par le traducteur Manoël-Pedro de Mello avec des augmentations de l'auteur. Composés notamment d'un mémoire sur un instrument destiné à observer le passage des astres par le méridien et d'un autre sur le calcul des éclipses, ils sont cités par Delambre dans son Astronomie théorique et pratique. José Monteiro da Rocha était le directeur de l'Observatoire de Coimbra. L'ouvrage est illustré de 3 planches dépliantes représentant des schémas de géométrie. Quelques rousseurs. Biographie universelle et portative des contemporains, 1826, II, p. 630: "Mémoires intéressants". Cf. Delambre, Astronomie théorique et pratique, 1814, p. 114.
Bookseller: Librería Comellas [Barcelona, Spain]
2018-10-18 16:15:15
HOWITT, Samuel
Liverpool, for Samuel Bagster, 1808. Oblong 8vo. Original brown paper-covered boards, lettered in black, sometime rebacked ; iv + pp. 28, with 12 etched plates by Howitt; some rubbing to boards, previous owner's inkstamp to front pastedown with two signatures to title page, internally very clean, very good. First and only edition. A rare classic of angling illustration by one of the foremost wildlife artists of the time. The etchings comprise 10 different kinds of hooks and baits, and other equipment; the fish comprise: "Trout and Grayling"; "Salmon"; "Perch and Pike"; "Chub, Roach, and Dace"; "Carp, Tench and Eeel [sic]" and "Bream and Barbel". The 4 fishing scenes depicted are as follows: "Fly Fishing"; "Minnow Fishing"; "Pike-Fishing" and "Float-Fishing" - all variants on fishermen in top hats, using different equipment. Westwood & Satchell pp. 10 & 120: "Howitt is said by Bryan ["Dictionary of Painters"] to have been a self-taught artist, distinguished for his skill in designing [sic] wild animals and the hunting of them. He died suddenly in 1822."
Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd. [United Kingdom]
2018-10-18 08:25:26
Anne Radcliffe
Maradan, Paris, 1808. Les mystères d'Udolphe, par Anne Radcliffe, traduit de l'anglais sur la troisième édition par Victorine de Chastenay. 6 volumes avec frontispice, reliure d'époque. in 16 (9 x 13,5), 215, 217, 207, 199, 192 et 210 pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: M. Lefrancq [Mons, Belgium]
2018-10-17 14:55:26
John Dryden; Notes and Life by Sir Walter Scott
London: Printed for William Miller, 1808. In eighteen volumes complete. The contents of the volumes are as follows: Volume I: The Life of John Dryden. Volume II: The Wild Gallant, A Comedy; The Rival Ladies, a Tragi-Comedy; The Indian Queen, a Tragedy; The Indian Emperor, or The Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards; Secret love, or the Maiden Queen. Volume III: Sir Martin Mar-All, or The Feigned Innocence, a Comedy; The Tempest, or The Enchanted Island, a Comedy; An Evening's Love, or The Mock Astrologer, a Comedy; Tyrannic Love, or The Royal Martyr, a Tragedy. Volume IV: Almanzor and Almahide, or The Conquest of Granada by the Spaniards, a Tragedy; Marriage-a-la-Mode, a Comedy; The Assignation or Love in a Nunnery, a Comedy. Volume V: Amboyna, or The Cruelties of the Dutch to the English Merchants, a Tragedy; The State of Innocence, and Fall of a Man, an Opera; Aureng-Zebe, a Tragedy; All for Love, or The World Well Lost, a Tragedy. Volume VI: Limberham, or The Kind Keeper, a Comedy; Œdipus, a Tragedy; Troilus and Cressida, or Truth Found too Late, a Tragedy; The Spanish Friar, or The Double Discovery. Volume VII: The Duke of Guise, a Tragedy; Albion and Albanius, an Opera; Don Sebastian, a Tragedy. Volume VIII: Amphitryon, or The Two Sosias, a Comedy; King Arthur, or the British Worthy, a Dramatic Opera; Cleomenes, the Spartan Hero, a Tragedy; Love Triumphant, or Nature will Prevail, a Tragicomedy. Volume IX: Poems, Historical and Political. Volume X: Religio Laici, or a Layman's Faith, an Epistle; Threnodia Augustalis, a Funeral Pindaric Poem, Sacred to the Happy Memory o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-16 07:41:38
Gass, Patrick
Printed For David McKeehan; London: Re-Printed for J. Budd, Pittsburgh, 1808. Octavo, iv, 381pp, [1-blank]. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine with title in gilt over red label. Old stamp from the Carnegie Free Library (title page, PG. 115, PG. 246). Ink mark on pp. iii. This book was the first published account of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Much to the dismay of Captains Lewis and Clarke, Patrick Gass printed his account nearly 7-years before the official account was published by Lewis and Clark. He coined the term "Corp of Discovery," which became synonymous with the Lewis and Clark Expedition. (Sabin 26741) (Howes G77) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: The First Edition Rare Books, LLC [Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A.]
2018-10-15 03:00:13
John Dryden; Notes and Life by Sir Walter Scott
London: Printed for William Miller, 1808. In eighteen volumes complete. The contents of the volumes are as follows: Volume I: The Life of John Dryden. Volume II: The Wild Gallant, A Comedy; The Rival Ladies, a Tragi-Comedy; The Indian Queen, a Tragedy; The Indian Emperor, or The Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards; Secret love, or the Maiden Queen. Volume III: Sir Martin Mar-All, or The Feigned Innocence, a Comedy; The Tempest, or The Enchanted Island, a Comedy; An Evening's Love, or The Mock Astrologer, a Comedy; Tyrannic Love, or The Royal Martyr, a Tragedy. Volume IV: Almanzor and Almahide, or The Conquest of Granada by the Spaniards, a Tragedy; Marriage-a-la-Mode, a Comedy; The Assignation or Love in a Nunnery, a Comedy. Volume V: Amboyna, or The Cruelties of the Dutch to the English Merchants, a Tragedy; The State of Innocence, and Fall of a Man, an Opera; Aureng-Zebe, a Tragedy; All for Love, or The World Well Lost, a Tragedy. Volume VI: Limberham, or The Kind Keeper, a Comedy; Œdipus, a Tragedy; Troilus and Cressida, or Truth Found too Late, a Tragedy; The Spanish Friar, or The Double Discovery. Volume VII: The Duke of Guise, a Tragedy; Albion and Albanius, an Opera; Don Sebastian, a Tragedy. Volume VIII: Amphitryon, or The Two Sosias, a Comedy; King Arthur, or the British Worthy, a Dramatic Opera; Cleomenes, the Spartan Hero, a Tragedy; Love Triumphant, or Nature will Prevail, a Tragicomedy. Volume IX: Poems, Historical and Political. Volume X: Religio Laici, or a Layman's Faith, an Epistle; Threnodia Augustalis, a Funeral Pindaric Poem, Sacred to the Happy Memory o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-13 02:16:49
[Whittington, George Downing] - Attributed to.
London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1808. 1st Printing. xxiii, [1], 178; [4], 244 pp. Vol I: Folding frontis ["Palace at the Escurial"] & folding map ["Spain and Portugal"] at p. 17. Vol II: Folding frontis ["Royal Palace of Aranjuez"], folding plate ["Royal Palace of St. Ildefonso."] at p. 52 and folding map ["Plan of the Bay of Cadiz"] follows p. 244. 12mo. 6-7/8" x 3-7/8". Later, but not recent, brown half calf with marbled paper boards with elaborate gilt decorated spine. Red speckled edges. Modest binding wear. Signature & bookplate of prior owner [Stanly C. Tarrant]. Foxing to prelims & plates. Overall, Very Good. Item #42005 Author attribution from Halkett & Laing, v. VI, p. 82. "The following pages claim the merit of extreme accuracy. ... of such topics as ... Commerical, Statistical, and Geographical Details, which the writer ... hopes will be read with interest." [Advertisement, p. iii]. Somewhat scarce book on the subject, with RBH locating just two auction records, the last 2005. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: tavistockbooks [Alameda, California, US]
2018-10-12 21:26:05
Jaume Saint-Hilaire, J. H.
Paris, chez l'auteur, 1808-1809. In four volumes. 4to (27.0 x 17.8 cm). With 400 stipple engraved and colour-printed plates and accompanying explanatory text. Contemporary uniform speckled boards with original printed label on the spines. This is a rare, uncut, set of the complete first edition. In 1819-1822, a second, enlarged edition was published, with 600 additional engravings. The plates are colour-printed stipple engravings, some "terminées au pinceau", of drawings all by Jaume himself. The painting- and printing-process was the same as used in Redouté's rose books and Levaillant's work on parrots. According to Pritzel, there was an 8vo edition selling at 370 francs, and this 4to edition, selling at 600 francs. For further details see also Sittwell and Blunt. This set has the text and plates uncut, with the widest possible margins, in a nice, contemporary binding. Unmarked. Nearly all the text and plates clean and bright. A very good set. Nissen BBI, 989; Pritzel, 4401; Sittwell and Blunt, Great Flowerbooks, p. 105; Stafleu and Cowan, 3306. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg [Amsterdam, Netherlands]
2018-10-12 07:34:49
Laurence Sterne
London: J. Johnson, T. Becket, et al. Condition: Fine. Published 1808, 4 volumes, 8vo, finely bound in speckled brown calf by Bayntun of Bath, elaborate gilt borders and inner dentelles, red title labels, gilt decorated spine compartments, all edges gilt, plates by Stothard, a fine set.
Bookseller: Caliban Books [Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US]
2018-10-11 18:46:21
M.L. Weems
R. Cochran, Philadelphia, 1808. 228 pp. Covers worn with boards exposed, loss at head of spine and corners, spine rubbed and creased; previous owner name, pages darkened and foxed throughout Interestingly, this biography is the source of the quote "I cannot tell a lie." Not Ex-Lib. I've done my best to describe the book, but if you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail.
Bookseller: crottsy [Clemmons, North Carolina, US]
2018-10-11 01:53:52
SADE Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de
- S.n. , s.l. août 1808, in-8 (17,5x21,5cm), (40f.) (3f. bl.), broché. - Completa manoscritto autografo di 12 pagine in-8 6 fogli sotto difficili da decifrare, forse: "Sade o regni di The One" e pubblicato con il titolo "Alcune osservazioni sulla Sade" in Review No. 3-4 del 7 agosto 1946. Manoscritto scrittura molto denso, con molte cancellature, correzioni e aggiunte. "E 'il pensiero di Sade spingendo che Blanchot a compimento, ed è anche quella di Blanchot che compie quello di Sade." (Georges Bataille) La scrittura e l'amicizia di battaglia non sono probabilmente estranei a l'importanza Blanchot dare la sua vita a questa figura paterna della sua riflessione filosofica. Queste poche osservazioni su Sade, tuttavia, sono il primo studio che Blanchot dedicato a questo scrittore che aveva fino a quel momento quasi mai menzionato. In questa prima analisi imparziale e talvolta gravi, Blanchot sottolinea le debolezze della postura letteraria Sade e relativa immoralità in una società post-rivoluzionaria ricco di contraddizioni ideologiche. Tuttavia, sotto l'artificio di espressione estrema, Blanchot rivela una filosofia molto più sconcertante e sovversiva che questi "grandi stravaganza." Con notevole acutezza, ritrae uno spirito unico, tutto sposando alti ideali del suo tempo, ma collocandoli nel filtro della sua singolarità nichilista: "Libertà, a suo avviso, è che il divieto per chiunque di essere qualcosa di diverso da ciò che vuole, è quello di non dire nulla. " La penna di Blanchot, Sadismo non è il godimento più di violenza contro gli altri, ma l'espressione di "la solitudin … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet [FR]
2018-10-10 00:39:57
A. D. Philidor; 2 Vol. Set
"Vintage Collectible". 1808: Studies of Chess; Containing Caissa, A Poem; By Sir William Jones, A Systematic Introduction to the Game; and the Whole Analysis of Chess, By Mr. A. D. Philidor: with Original Critical Remarks 1808: A New Edition in Two Volumes. London: Printed for Samuel Bagster. Printed by J. And W. Smith, King Street, Seven Dials. This is an original 1808, 2 volume book set. It is not a replica. Both volumes are fully intact. Leather edging on Volume 1 is loose. Volume 2 binding has been taped. No markings, except prior owners name on inside cover. Minor amounts of foxing. Pages are in excellent condition for age of book. See photos of actual books and condition.
Bookseller: Nickerbockers33 [Laurel, Maryland, US]
2018-10-09 14:15:20
London: J. Harris, 1808. 16 pages. Illustrated with 8 full-page hand-coloured engravings. Lacks original wrappers, but bound in recent quarter goatskin over marbled boards with vellum tips. First edition. A very good copy of one of the more 'difficult' 'Butterfly's Ball imitations. Moon [John Harris] 166.
Bookseller: David Miles Books [GB]
2018-10-09 14:15:19
London: Didier & Tebbett's Juvenile Library, 1808. 12 pages. Illustrated with 10 hand-coloured engraved plates. Lacking original wrappers. Recently rebound in quarter red sheep gilt over marbled boards with vellum tips. 16mo. First edition. A very good copy. Rare.
Bookseller: David Miles Books [GB]
2018-10-08 15:50:53
JULLIEN (Marc-Antoine) ].
A Paris, de l'imprimerie de Firmin Didot, 1808. in-4. XII. 308pp. Plein veau raciné, dos lisse richement orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, guirlandes dorées encadrant les plats, coupes ornées de motifs dorés (fraiche reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale du premier ouvrage pédagogique de l'auteur, figure emblématique de la pensée de son époque et précurseur des théories modernes de l'éducation. Engagé dès son plus jeune âge auprès des secteurs radicaux de la Révolution Française, où il côtoya notamment Robespierre ou Babeuf, Marc-Antoine Jullien (1775-1848) collabora plus tard avec Bonaparte avant d'abandonner définitivement la vie politique pour se consacrer à la pédagogie et à la philosophie de l'éducation. Il expose dans ce premier ouvrage une méthode de rationalisation scientifique et technique permettant d'établir un plan général d'éducation s'inscrivant dans sa conception progressiste de la société. A partir de 1812 Jullien opéra un tournant dans son approche pédagogique en épousant les thèses de Pestalozzi dont il devint pendant un temps l'un des plus fervents partisans, et à qui il confia notamment l'éducation de ses propres enfants. Malgré ses revirements idéologiques, Jullien fut un précurseur et il est aujourd'hui considéré comme le père de l'éducation comparée et l'un des inspirateurs de l'UNESCO (voir Palmer). Superbe exemplaire d'une grande fraîcheur, très bien relié (les plats sont légèrement voilés). Quérard, IV, 269. Sur l'auteur, voir Gautherin, "Marc-Antoine Jullien de Paris" in: "Perspectives: revue trimestrielle d'éducation comparative" XXIII, n … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librería Comellas [Barcelona, Spain]
2018-10-08 06:51:35
Thomas Clarkson
Antiquarian leatherbound book. Volume 2 only. Covers are rubbed with moderate to pronounced edgewear and a horizontal bump going through both covers. Interior shows expected toning and occasional staining. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! Please see description for more details. AS IS. The History of the Rise, Progress & Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament Vol 2 by Thomas Clarkson Here is a detailed, remarkably thorough history of the abolition of the slave trade by the British, from June 1788 to July 1807. Having travelled and labored to collect evidence and witness all the important decisions, improvements, and declarations that finally led to the abolition of the trade of human beings, the author delivers an amazingly complete account of this accomplishment. Detailing all the steps of this long and arduous endeavor, as well as the personalities who made it possible, and strove towards the final success of their goal, this volume states how it was finally discovered and proven that the advantages of the African slave trade were insignificant compared with the human crime that this meant. It is not only an accurate account of a historical phenomenon, it is also a touching and inspiring instance of a fight for a good cause.468 pages. 4.5 x 7 inches. Volume 2 only. First American Edition. Includes a giant folding plate of slave ship. Published by: James P. Parke, Philadelphia, PA, 1808. Hardback is overall in GOOD- condition. Volume displays considerable aging and toning to covers and interior. Leather boards display a horizontal bump go … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Panoply Books [Lambertville, New Jersey, US]
2018-10-08 06:51:33
THE HISTORY OF THE RISE, PROGRESS, AND ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE ABOLITION OF THE AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE BY THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT by Thomas Clarkson WITH PLATES!!!!! 2 Volumes. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, ad Orme, 1808. FIRST EDITION / PRINTING! Inscribed by important banker and abolitionist David Barclay (of Barclay's bank) to abolitionist activist Hannah Pim. An EXTREMELY beautiful first edition / first issue copy of Thomas Clarkson's "History of the Abolition of the Slave Trade," the first and still the most important history of British abolitionism written by one of its prime movers. Along with Granville Sharpe's early writings and Equiano's Narrative, this is easily the most sought after book among collectors interested in slavery, the slave trade, and abolitionism. Clarkson (1760-1846) was a founder of the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade, a confidant of William Wilberforce, and the leading Anglican opponent of the Atlantic slave trade and features prominently in the recent film on the subject, "Amazing Grace." The abolition of the slave trade, a three hundred year old enterprise that produced enormous wealth through the transportation of over ten million African men and women, is one of the most extraordinary accomplishments in modern human history. Here is its "official history," written to commemorate Parliament's voting to abolish the trade in 1808. (For the best modern works on the trade, see Adam Hochschild's "Bury the Chains" and Christopher Brown's "Moral Capital," both of which rely heavily on the work for sale here). In addition to being a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: twiceempty [Somerville, Massachusetts, US]
2018-10-07 03:04:19
John Dryden; Notes and Life by Sir Walter Scott
London: Printed for William Miller, 1808. In eighteen volumes complete. The contents of the volumes are as follows: Volume I: The Life of John Dryden. Volume II: The Wild Gallant, A Comedy; The Rival Ladies, a Tragi-Comedy; The Indian Queen, a Tragedy; The Indian Emperor, or The Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards; Secret love, or the Maiden Queen. Volume III: Sir Martin Mar-All, or The Feigned Innocence, a Comedy; The Tempest, or The Enchanted Island, a Comedy; An Evening's Love, or The Mock Astrologer, a Comedy; Tyrannic Love, or The Royal Martyr, a Tragedy. Volume IV: Almanzor and Almahide, or The Conquest of Granada by the Spaniards, a Tragedy; Marriage-a-la-Mode, a Comedy; The Assignation or Love in a Nunnery, a Comedy. Volume V: Amboyna, or The Cruelties of the Dutch to the English Merchants, a Tragedy; The State of Innocence, and Fall of a Man, an Opera; Aureng-Zebe, a Tragedy; All for Love, or The World Well Lost, a Tragedy. Volume VI: Limberham, or The Kind Keeper, a Comedy; Œdipus, a Tragedy; Troilus and Cressida, or Truth Found too Late, a Tragedy; The Spanish Friar, or The Double Discovery. Volume VII: The Duke of Guise, a Tragedy; Albion and Albanius, an Opera; Don Sebastian, a Tragedy. Volume VIII: Amphitryon, or The Two Sosias, a Comedy; King Arthur, or the British Worthy, a Dramatic Opera; Cleomenes, the Spartan Hero, a Tragedy; Love Triumphant, or Nature will Prevail, a Tragicomedy. Volume IX: Poems, Historical and Political. Volume X: Religio Laici, or a Layman's Faith, an Epistle; Threnodia Augustalis, a Funeral Pindaric Poem, Sacred to the Happy Memory o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-05 16:26:25
M. G. Lewis
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. Romantic Tales by M. G. Lewis in four volumes Printed by D. N. Shury for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, London. 1808. Four volumes. Red leather bindings with marbled boards and end papers. Page block gilded on top. Deckle fore-edge. A few pages in the text blocks are slightly shorter than the cut edge, showing the natural edge of the paper sheet. Seven and one-half inches. All books are in very good condition. Some surface wear on spine, corners and edges of binding. Binding and spine are intact. Some minor brown spots on text pages. Some pencil mark on inside of free end paper of volume I. Matthew Gregory Lewis (1775-1818) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his Gothic writings. He dedicated these Romantic Tales to Lady Charlotte Maria Campbell (1775-1861) a fellow English novelist and socialite. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: middlemountaintraders-8 [Odell, Oregon, US]
2018-10-05 11:35:59
ACKERMANN, RUDOLPH
London: R. Ackermann, 1808-10. FIRST EDITION. (All volumes with 1807 watermark; all errata listed at the end of Vol. III uncorrected; plates 10, 11, and 18 in Abbey's first state). Bound from the original 26 monthly parts and deemed by Abbey "a colour-plate book of great importance," Ackermann's pictorial tour of London is offered here in sumptuous bindings no doubt produced in that city and preserved somewhere, probably in a single location, with utmost care during the two centuries since publication. According to Tooley, this is "one of the great colour-plate books" that "should form the corner stone of any collection of books on this subject. The plates by Rowlandson and Pugin present an unrivalled picture of London in early 19th century," and are consequently "of historic value, as many of the buildings no longer exist." DNB calls "Microcosm" "an acknowledged masterpiece," the success of which led to Ackermann's volumes on Westminster Abbey and the colleges at Oxford, Cambridge, and Winchester, a series considered "among the most beautiful illustrated books of the first half of the nineteenth century." Artist Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) is best remembered for his caricatures and humorous illustrations, but he made his name illustrating the travel books with views he would later satirize in the "Doctor Syntax" volumes. According to DNB, publisher Rudolph Ackermann "kept Rowlandson in almost continuous employment producing drawings for the fine colour-plate books for which his firm, the Repository of Arts at 101 Strand, became famous. Augustus Pugin was brought in to d … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [US]
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2018-10-05 01:53:56
[Bruce, James] Murray, Alexander.
Edinburgh: George Ramsey for Archibald Constable, Manner and Miller, and Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808. Quarto. xiii, 504p. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait and 22 engraved plates, including two folding maps. Bound in quarter tan calf over green cloth, the spine with gilt title on a green leather label. Some smudging, and some dusting around map edges, else clean and tight. Item #20308.
Bookseller: FIRST FOLIO RARE BOOKS [Paris, Tennessee, US]
2018-10-04 02:03:12
ACKERMANN, RUDOLPH
London: R. Ackermann, 1808-10. FIRST EDITION. (All volumes with 1807 watermark; all errata listed at the end of Vol. III uncorrected; plates 10, 11, and 18 in Abbey's first state). Bound from the original 26 monthly parts and deemed by Abbey "a colour-plate book of great importance," Ackermann's pictorial tour of London is offered here in sumptuous bindings no doubt produced in that city and preserved somewhere, probably in a single location, with utmost care during the two centuries since publication. According to Tooley, this is "one of the great colour-plate books" that "should form the corner stone of any collection of books on this subject. The plates by Rowlandson and Pugin present an unrivalled picture of London in early 19th century," and are consequently "of historic value, as many of the buildings no longer exist." DNB calls "Microcosm" "an acknowledged masterpiece," the success of which led to Ackermann's volumes on Westminster Abbey and the colleges at Oxford, Cambridge, and Winchester, a series considered "among the most beautiful illustrated books of the first half of the nineteenth century." Artist Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) is best remembered for his caricatures and humorous illustrations, but he made his name illustrating the travel books with views he would later satirize in the "Doctor Syntax" volumes. According to DNB, publisher Rudolph Ackermann "kept Rowlandson in almost continuous employment producing drawings for the fine colour-plate books for which his firm, the Repository of Arts at 101 Strand, became famous. Augustus Pugin was brought in to d … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [U.S.A.]
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2018-10-03 07:07:21
Sterne, Laurence
London: J. Johnson, T. Becket, et al. Condition: Fine. Published 1808, 4 volumes, 8vo, finely bound in speckled brown calf by Bayntun of Bath, elaborate gilt borders and inner dentelles, red title labels, gilt decorated spine compartments, all edges gilt, plates by Stothard, a fine set.
Bookseller: Caliban Books [Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US]
2018-09-29 19:08:07
John Dryden; Notes and Life by Sir Walter Scott
London: Printed for William Miller, 1808. In eighteen volumes complete. The contents of the volumes are as follows: Volume I: The Life of John Dryden. Volume II: The Wild Gallant, A Comedy; The Rival Ladies, a Tragi-Comedy; The Indian Queen, a Tragedy; The Indian Emperor, or The Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards; Secret love, or the Maiden Queen. Volume III: Sir Martin Mar-All, or The Feigned Innocence, a Comedy; The Tempest, or The Enchanted Island, a Comedy; An Evening's Love, or The Mock Astrologer, a Comedy; Tyrannic Love, or The Royal Martyr, a Tragedy. Volume IV: Almanzor and Almahide, or The Conquest of Granada by the Spaniards, a Tragedy; Marriage-a-la-Mode, a Comedy; The Assignation or Love in a Nunnery, a Comedy. Volume V: Amboyna, or The Cruelties of the Dutch to the English Merchants, a Tragedy; The State of Innocence, and Fall of a Man, an Opera; Aureng-Zebe, a Tragedy; All for Love, or The World Well Lost, a Tragedy. Volume VI: Limberham, or The Kind Keeper, a Comedy; Œdipus, a Tragedy; Troilus and Cressida, or Truth Found too Late, a Tragedy; The Spanish Friar, or The Double Discovery. Volume VII: The Duke of Guise, a Tragedy; Albion and Albanius, an Opera; Don Sebastian, a Tragedy. Volume VIII: Amphitryon, or The Two Sosias, a Comedy; King Arthur, or the British Worthy, a Dramatic Opera; Cleomenes, the Spartan Hero, a Tragedy; Love Triumphant, or Nature will Prevail, a Tragicomedy. Volume IX: Poems, Historical and Political. Volume X: Religio Laici, or a Layman's Faith, an Epistle; Threnodia Augustalis, a Funeral Pindaric Poem, Sacred to the Happy Memory o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-09-28 20:55:09
Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia 1808-1820 Up for sale is a great run of 8 bound books of early Virginia law. It is very rare to find a set of these early books. These are in nice overall condition with 20th-century rebinding. Some age spotting and minor damage is present in some of the books but they are in overall very clean and very nice condition. These books provide a rare glance into the pre-civil war south. Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812 Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia 1813, 1814 A Collection of All Such Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia 1814 Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia 1815 (corner missing from one index page) Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia 1816 (small amount of water staining) Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia 1818, 1819 (corners missing from two pages) Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia 1820 Check out my other listings for more great rare works of American law.
Bookseller: danthoms [Cincinnati, Ohio, US]
2018-09-28 16:24:27
BLAIR, Robert (William Blake). The Grave, A Poem. London, T. Bensley, 1808. FIRST EDITION AND A SUBSCRIBERS COPY. 1 vol., folio, 14" x 11-1/4", Frontispiece portrait, additional engraved title-page (marked 'Subscribers Copy' to lower edge) and 11 drawings by Blake, etched by Louis Schiavonetti, includes list of subscribers, a poem "To the Queen" by Blake, and advertisement referencing Henry Fuseli's favorable comments, complete. Bound in early 1/2 straight grained brown morocco, gilt decorated spine, all edges gilt, by White of Pall Mall, some minor foxing to the additional engraved title-page otherwise the plates are clean and bright throughout, overall a VERY GOOD copy. Who we are - D&D Galleries was founded in 1985. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and the Provincial Bookfair Association of Great Britain (PBFA). So bid and buy with confidence. Our inventory (largely English language only) is slightly eclectic and ranges from the 16th through the 20th centuries with sub-specialties in S.T.C. and Wing books, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, presentation and association material as well as 17th and 18th C. British history, sets and bindings. Terms - Any item(s) may be returned with 7 days for a full refund if found to be not authentic or substantially at odds with our description or pictures. Items returned must be received in the same condition and completeness as sent. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: D&D Galleries (dnd-galleries) [Somerville, New Jersey, US]
2018-09-28 11:12:47
(PICTURES BELOW DESCRIPTION) THE MICROCOSM OF LONDON N.D. But 1808/10 (1806/08 watermarked paper); Augustus Pugin, Thomas Rowlandson, John Summerson; 1st Edition; London, T. Bensley for R. Ackermann; Rebound Folio Leather, Roger De Coverley Bindery; Illustrated by Rowlandson/Pugin; 6/231, 6/239, 6/280/12 Pages; w10.7"xh13.4"; Very Rare! ATTRIBUTES: Three lovely folio red cloth cover designs, Red leather bindings/corners, Gold pinstriped borders, Gold trim/labeling to spines, Marble end pages, Three nice decorated title pages, 104 Brilliant hand colored Aquatint Plates, And a Great Read, Lowest I've seen is $10,000! One of the most famous color plate books showing the scenes of London from the early 19th century! SOME CONTENTS: QUEEN'S PALACE, ROYAL CIRCUS, SADLER'S WELLS, ROYAL INSTITUTION, WATCH-HOUSE, WHITEHALL, WESTMINSTER ABBEY, TOWER LONDON, GREENWICH HOSPITAL, SOUTH SEA HOUSE, ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL, ST. JAMES'S PALACE, STOCK EXCHANGE, EAST INDIA CO., FLEET PRISON, FIRE IN LONDON, LOTTERY, MINT, NEWGATE, PILLORY, OPERA HOUSE, BANK OF ENGLAND, HOUSE OF COMMONS, ROYAL COCKPIT, COVENT GARDEN THEATRE, DEBATING SOCIETY, CHRISTIE'S AUCTION ROOM, BRITISH MUSEUM, ETC.! BACKGROUND: Thomas Rowlandson (13 July 1756 - 21 April 1827) was an English artist and caricaturist of the Georgian Era, noted for his political satire and social observation. Augustus Charles Pugin, born Auguste-Charles Pugin, (1762-1832) was an Anglo-French artist, architectural draughtsman, and writer on medieval architecture. He was born in Paris, then the Kingdom of France, but his father was Swiss, and Pugi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: 0ROGAS RARE BOOKS [Boca Raton, Florida, US]
2018-09-28 08:19:55
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Bookseller: cdii stereoview photographs [Marlborough, Massachusetts, US]
2018-09-28 07:46:20
"Academy for Grown Horsemen; Containing the Completest Instructions for Walking, Trotting, Cantering, Galloping, Stumbling, and Tumbling. Illustrated with Copper Plates, and Adorned with a Portrait of the Author" [with] "Annals of Horsemanship: Containing Accounts of Accidental Experiments and Experimental Accidents, both Successful and Unsuccessful; Communicated by Various Correspondents to Geoffrey Gambado, Esq." By Geoffrey Gambado [pseud. for William Henry Bunbury]. Published in London; Printed by W. Nicholoson for W. Baynes in 1808. 3rd edition. description continues below the picture- - - - DISCUSSION: William Henry Bunbury [1750-1811] was an English gentleman, army officer, court figure and popular caricaturist (popular in part because, unlike some other artists, the figures in his caricatures were not drawn in the likenesses of his acquaintances and friends). His work mainly reflected his own life and experiences and those of his circle- military life, the Grand Tour of Europe, and, in this case, horse-riding. He counted such notables as Joshua Reynolds, Oliver Goldsmith and David Garrick amongst his friends, and Horace Walpole is said to have compared him to William Hogarth. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover. 10.5"x13", xxiv + 36 pages, plus 12 hand-colored plates [and] xvii + 81 pages, plus 17 hand-colored plates. Bound in full red leather with giltwork, marbled endpapers. CONDITION NOTES: A little minor scuffing to the covers, some very light scattered internal soil, but overall clean and nice, with a tight binding. - - - - OVERSEAS BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: Our International shi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Joslin Hall Books [Northampton, Massachusetts, US]
2018-09-27 19:48:52
John Dryden; Notes and Life by Sir Walter Scott
London: Printed for William Miller, 1808. In eighteen volumes complete. The contents of the volumes are as follows: Volume I: The Life of John Dryden. Volume II: The Wild Gallant, A Comedy; The Rival Ladies, a Tragi-Comedy; The Indian Queen, a Tragedy; The Indian Emperor, or The Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards; Secret love, or the Maiden Queen. Volume III: Sir Martin Mar-All, or The Feigned Innocence, a Comedy; The Tempest, or The Enchanted Island, a Comedy; An Evening's Love, or The Mock Astrologer, a Comedy; Tyrannic Love, or The Royal Martyr, a Tragedy. Volume IV: Almanzor and Almahide, or The Conquest of Granada by the Spaniards, a Tragedy; Marriage-a-la-Mode, a Comedy; The Assignation or Love in a Nunnery, a Comedy. Volume V: Amboyna, or The Cruelties of the Dutch to the English Merchants, a Tragedy; The State of Innocence, and Fall of a Man, an Opera; Aureng-Zebe, a Tragedy; All for Love, or The World Well Lost, a Tragedy. Volume VI: Limberham, or The Kind Keeper, a Comedy; Œdipus, a Tragedy; Troilus and Cressida, or Truth Found too Late, a Tragedy; The Spanish Friar, or The Double Discovery. Volume VII: The Duke of Guise, a Tragedy; Albion and Albanius, an Opera; Don Sebastian, a Tragedy. Volume VIII: Amphitryon, or The Two Sosias, a Comedy; King Arthur, or the British Worthy, a Dramatic Opera; Cleomenes, the Spartan Hero, a Tragedy; Love Triumphant, or Nature will Prevail, a Tragicomedy. Volume IX: Poems, Historical and Political. Volume X: Religio Laici, or a Layman's Faith, an Epistle; Threnodia Augustalis, a Funeral Pindaric Poem, Sacred to the Happy Memory o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-09-27 12:00:37
RACINE, Jean
Paris: Genets Jne Librairie, 1808.
Bookseller: clebookcompany [Lakewood, Ohio, US]
2018-09-27 03:28:45
John Dryden; Notes and Life by Sir Walter Scott
London: Printed for William Miller, 1808. In eighteen volumes complete. The contents of the volumes are as follows: Volume I: The Life of John Dryden. Volume II: The Wild Gallant, A Comedy; The Rival Ladies, a Tragi-Comedy; The Indian Queen, a Tragedy; The Indian Emperor, or The Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards; Secret love, or the Maiden Queen. Volume III: Sir Martin Mar-All, or The Feigned Innocence, a Comedy; The Tempest, or The Enchanted Island, a Comedy; An Evening's Love, or The Mock Astrologer, a Comedy; Tyrannic Love, or The Royal Martyr, a Tragedy. Volume IV: Almanzor and Almahide, or The Conquest of Granada by the Spaniards, a Tragedy; Marriage-a-la-Mode, a Comedy; The Assignation or Love in a Nunnery, a Comedy. Volume V: Amboyna, or The Cruelties of the Dutch to the English Merchants, a Tragedy; The State of Innocence, and Fall of a Man, an Opera; Aureng-Zebe, a Tragedy; All for Love, or The World Well Lost, a Tragedy. Volume VI: Limberham, or The Kind Keeper, a Comedy; Œdipus, a Tragedy; Troilus and Cressida, or Truth Found too Late, a Tragedy; The Spanish Friar, or The Double Discovery. Volume VII: The Duke of Guise, a Tragedy; Albion and Albanius, an Opera; Don Sebastian, a Tragedy. Volume VIII: Amphitryon, or The Two Sosias, a Comedy; King Arthur, or the British Worthy, a Dramatic Opera; Cleomenes, the Spartan Hero, a Tragedy; Love Triumphant, or Nature will Prevail, a Tragicomedy. Volume IX: Poems, Historical and Political. Volume X: Religio Laici, or a Layman's Faith, an Epistle; Threnodia Augustalis, a Funeral Pindaric Poem, Sacred to the Happy Memory o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-09-26 20:56:45
William Wirt
Richmond: The Press of Samuel Pleasants, 1808. Condition: Good binding. 16mo. The arguments presented by Wirt in the trial of Aaron Burr, in which he was the assistant in the prosecution. Wirt's reputation was enhanced by his participation and he was elected to the House of Delegates around the time of this publication. He was ultimately to become Attorney General of the United States. The Streeter copy had a frontispiece portrait not always present [Howes W587], and which is not present in this copy. Otherwise, collates correctly against the Streeter copy: "Leaf of title, verso blank; leaf of Advertisement, verso blank, 103 p. verso blank, 104-221 (even numbers on recto) [Streeter 1693]. ~A presentable copy in contemporary calf with loss to the bottom of the spine. The is minor loss to the top edge of the title page not affecting the text. New endpapers. (Howes W587; Sabin 104883; Shaw & Shoemaker 16753; Streeter 16753).
Bookseller: Black Swan Books Inc [Richmond, Virginia, US]
2018-09-26 09:56:27
William Shaler
Philadelphia: 1808. First printing of this important account (on pages 137-175) of a voyage to the Columbia River from Canton, and along the west coast of America; 8vo, pp. vii, [1], 583; recent half tan calf antique, red morocco label on spine; top of title page neatly clipped away, else fine in a nice new binding. Forbes 96: "After trading [at the Columbia River], Shaler followed the west coast of America down to Guatemala, returning to California early in 1805. The narrative has a lengthy description of the settlements in California an aspects of his commercial trading up and down that coast ... Shaler arrived in Hawaii August 19, 1805, and continued to Oahu September 1, later trading at Waimea, Kauai ... He gives a good general physical description of the islands, and comments on the religious and political structure ... This narrative is particularly important for its comments on Kamehameha, his politics and plans for territorial expansion, and the political intrigues between Kamehameha and Kaumualii in which Shaler had a part..." Howes S-324; Judd 160.
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books [Saint Paul, Minnesota, US]
2018-09-26 01:10:41
MALONE (Edmond.)
London, Printed by C. and R. Baldwin, London, Printed by C. and R. Baldwin1808-1809 ; in-8, cartonnage bradel, percaline bleue moderne. (Loebstein-Laurenchet) IV pp., 52 pp.ÉDITION ORIGINALE DE LA PLUS GRANDE RARETÉ tirée à seulement 80 exemplaires non mis dans le commerce.Edmond Malone, (Dublin 1741 - 1812 ) éditeur et professeur de littérature, fut l'ami de Horace Walpole, Edmund Burke, George Canning, Oliver Goldsmith, Lord Charlemont et de George Steevens. C'est ce dernier qui l'encouragea à se consacrer à Shakespeare. La chronologie des oeuvres de Shakspeare que donne Malone en 1778 est, encore aujourd'hui, jugée exacte. Il publia en outre de nombreux travaux sur les pièces dont l'attribution à cet auteur est douteuse. Après avoir donné une édition des Oeuvres de Shakespeare en 11 volumes, il préparait une nouvelle édition en 21 volumes que sa mort empêcha de terminer, édition que James Boswell Junior fera paraître en 1821.Ce tract fait partie des travaux de chronologie en vue de la seconde édition des oeuvres de Shakespeare. L'auteur démontre que la pièce The Tempest fut inspirée par le naufrage de Sir George Somers dans les Bermudes en 1609. Le récit de ce voyage n'ayant paru en Angleterre qu'en fin 1610 l'écriture de la pièce ne peut dater que de 1611. Malone s'attribue cette découverte mais, dans un avertissement ajouté en tête du volume, il précise que la relation entre le naufrage de Somers et la pièce de Shakespeare avait déjà été établie par Francis Douce, sans que ce dernier n'ait pu dater la pièce avec autant de précision. Les pp. 37 à 52 sont un appendice … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie du Manoir de Pron [France, Montigny sur Canne]
2018-09-25 19:27:29
R Ackermann
Microcosm of London: R. Ackermann 1808 -1810. 10-12 prints watermarked 1808. 3 Volumes full goat leather binding. Wood engraved titles , engraved dedication leaves with vignettes, half-titles , 104 hand coloured aquatint plates after Thomas Rowlandson and Pugin. Some offsetting and foxing as You expect. Condition average / good. 290 x 350 x 40 mm. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: mazovia1958 [LONDON, London, GB]
2018-09-22 08:32:02
[NELSON, Lord Viscount] CHURCHILL, T. O.
J. and W. Macgavin, 1808. 4to. viii, 100 pp. Portrait frontis., finely engraved plates, some folding, also a folding handwritten letter in facsimile; folded letter wrinkled, slight tear to folding plate depicting stately funeral scene, stained margins to frontis. and some pages, esp. p. 55. Holes top margin p. 21 to rear pastedowns. Original gilt ruled diced Russia calf, five raised bands on gilt-spine; worn extremities, tail portion missing, joint near tail cracked, worm trails text margins front and back. Generally very good. FIRST EDITION. Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, (29 September 1758- 21 October 1805) was a British flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He was noted for his inspirational leadership and superb grasp of strategy and unconventional tactics, which resulted in a number of decisive naval victories. He was wounded several times in combat, losing one arm and the sight in one eye. Of his several victories, the best known and most notable was the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, during which he was shot and killed . . . Nelson's death at Trafalgar secured his position as one of Britain's most heroic figures. Numerous monuments, including Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, London, have been created in his memory and his legacy remains highly influential. - Wikip. First Edition.
Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books [CARLSBAD, California, US]
2018-09-20 22:27:32
[Fore-edge Painting] HORACE (Quintus Horatius Flaccus).
E Prelis Fratrum Mame, 1808. 12mo. [iv], xi, [1], 354 pp. Some light foxing. Original full crimson straight-grain morocco, gilt and blind-tooled rules, gilt spine extra, a.e.g.; rubbed. Bookplate of Bernardine Murphy. Very nice copy. With a fore-edge painting by the "Dover" painter (associated with Marks & Co.), showing "The Coliseum from the Orto Farnese" [perhaps after Frederick Walmisley (1815-1875)]. PROVENANCE: The Catholic philanthropist Bernardine Murphy is Sir Daniel J. and Countess Bernardine Murphy Donohue (1904-1968; married in 1954). They resided in Los Angeles, at one time buying the mansion of Earle C. Anthony, the founder of KABC. That mansion was donated to the Immaculate Heart Sisters in 1971 upon the death of the Countess. The couple established the Daniel Murphy Foundation in 1957 in memory of Bernardine's father to promote important Roman Catholic and other philanthropic causes. Mrs. Donohue is entombed next to Cardinal James Francis McIntyre. The art collection of Sir Daniel Donohue was recently sold at auction. Antoine Augustin Renouard, Catalogue de la Bibliotheque d'un Amateur, vol. II, 1819, p. 266. [JWRB]
Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books [CARLSBAD, California, US]
2018-09-18 11:22:17
ORME, William.
London: W. Orme, 1808. Title, 6pp text; 8 full-page engraved plates. Lacking original wrappers. Recently rebound in quarter red sheep gilt over marbled boards with vellum tips. 16mo. First edition. Some crease-marks; else a very good copy of a rare title. Very scare. No copy in any of the major collections. Not listed in COPAC. The Cotsen Children's Library has a later edition, circa 1810, issued by John Wallis.
Bookseller: David Miles Books [GB]
2018-09-11 08:03:59
VARINA DAVIS
JEFFERSON DAVIS (1808-1889). Davis was a Senator from Mississippi, Secretary of War and President of the Confederate States of America. VARINA DAVIS (1826-1906). The wife of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Varina was a powerful partner for her husband. After the war, she helped him write his memoirs and, after his death, she carried on his memory. ALS. 3pg. 7” x 9”. September 2, 1882. Beauvoir. An autograph letter signed “Jefferson Davis” but completely in the handwriting of his wife, Varina. Davis wrote to an unnamed correspondent: “We have been an unusually long time without hearing from you, & that is not a case for the application of the maxim that no news is good news. Your friend Maggie has been very ill. Mrs. Davis went to Memphis to nurse her â€" after seven weeks she became better & is here now with her children the sea air has I think improved her & I hope she will soon be well again. Minnie is well & does not complain of our solitude though the change is certainly a great one from the crowded boarding school in Germany. Mrs. Davis has not been as well for sometime past as when you last saw her. Of my own health I have nothing agreeable to say yet nothing alarming to report. I hope William is with you & that his companionship relieves the dull hours, if indeed you ever have such. I am always thankful that I had the opportunity to see you last year & long for a renewal of the pleasant & instructive conversations which cheered my days when with you. The flood of last spring seriously injured my planting prospects, but we still hope to make more than … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc. [Short Hills, NJ, U.S.A.]
2018-09-10 00:50:40
Fourier, Charles].
Leipzig [i. e. Lyons, Pelzin], 1808. 8vo. (4), 425, (3) pp. With large folding table "Tableau du cours du mouvement social". Slightly later calf-backed marbled boards, flat back lettered in gilt, edges marbled to match boards. First edition of the author's first book, containing the essence of his principle of Association (or the union between men), driven by universal human passionate attraction but hampered by the forces of civilization. According to Fourier, an important precursor to Marx, social harmony can only be based upon this principle, and he was convinced that material abundance would be its result. The application of this principle by his followers in various utopian communes was little successful, but the impact of Fourier's profound insight into human nature and civilization on social and socialist theory can hardly be underestimated. While Marx and Engels severely criticized Fourier's thought as unhistorical, they praised him for his attacks on 19th century moralism as "impuissance en action". - First and last leaves mildly duststained; marginal edge flaws to last and another leaf without affecting text. Del Bo p. 5. Kress B. 5351. Goldsmiths' 19750 (2 copies). En français dans le texte 218. Not in Einaudi. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
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