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        THE LIFE OF ADMIRAL LORD NELSON, K. B. FROM HIS LORDSHIPS MANUSCRIPTS

      Lon., 1809.. b/w engraved plates and plans. First edition of the most important biographical source. “This is the standard life of Nelson, and it is largely used for all subsequent works. The authors had access to the greater part of, but certainly not all, the MSS. of Lord Nelson, then belonging to Earl Nelson; and a large body of Letters and Papers were sent to them by a great number of other persons, particularly by His Late Majesty, and by a lady who possessed Nelson’s interesting letters to his wife, before and after their marriage.” - Nicolas’ “Dispatches and Letters of Lord Nelson”, pp. x & xi. (See also Cowie #137.) Illustrated with 16 engravings from paintings by Nicholas Pocock, Benjamin West and others, as well as facsimiles of letters and other engravings. This is #536 in the limited first edition, with “536” penciled on some of the plates. Foxing on plates, though text is generally clean. Plan of The Battle of the Nile in Vol. II has been trimmed close to one edge, with loss of a few letters. Otherwise a very good set of a classic work. Bound in original full diced calf with chipped backstrips laid down. This set is unusual in that volume I has the prospectus laid in. This small 4to sheet is dated March, 1806. It lists sources of some of the documents and facsimiles that will appear in the work and touts Clarke and M’Arthur as editors “to offer the Public a most ample Detail of the singular Vicissitudes of LORD NELSON’S Life.”

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        "The Reports of the Most Learned Sir Edmund Saunders, Knt. ... of Several Pleadings and Cases in the Court of King's Bench, in the Time of the Reign of ... King Charles the Second 1666-1672 - [Complete in 2 Volumes]"

      London; Printed For A. Strahan, 1809. 4th Edition. "With notes and references to the pleadings and cases by John Williams. Subjects: Law reports, digests, etc. --Great Britain. Corporate Name: Great Britain. Court of King's Bench. " "Full contemporary analine calf, recased. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and a contrasting gilt-blocked Morocco lable. An exceptional set, of presentation quality - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. "

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        ALMANACH IMPERIAL L’An bissextile M.DCCC.VIII 1808 Présenté à S.M. l’Empereur et Roi NAPOLEON

      EDITE PAR TESTU, IMPRIMEUR DE SA MAJESTE A PARIS RUE HAUTEFEUILLE, N° 13, 1809 - ALMANACH IMPERIAL L’An bissextile M.DCCC.VIII 1808 Présenté à S.M. l’Empereur et Roi EDITE PAR TESTU, IMPRIMEUR DE SA MAJESTE A PARIS RUE HAUTEFEUILLE, N° 13, 1808 RELIE, 880 PAGES. TABLE ANALYTIQUE DES MATIERES CALENDRIER POUR L’ANNEE 1808 AVEC RELEVES SOLAIRES ET LUNAIRES JOURNALIERS NAISSANCES ET ALLIANCES DES PRINCES ET PRINCESSES DE L’EUROPE. CARDINAUX. MINISTRES D’ETAT ET DE CABINET DES PUISSANCES ETRANGERES. AMBASSADEURS. TITULAIRES DES GRANDES DIGNITES DE L’EMPIRE. MINISTRES ET GRANDS OFFICIERS MAISON DE L’EMPEREUR, DE L’IMPERATRICE, DE MADAME MERE, DES PRINCES ET PRINCESSES, MAISON MILITAIRE DE L’EMPEREUR SENAT. CONSEIL D’ETAT. CORPS LEGISLATIF. TRIBUNAT. HAUTE COUR IMPERIALE. COUR DE CASSATION. COMPTABILITE. LEGION D’HONNEUR. GRANDS AIGLES, GRANDS OFFICIERS ET COMMANDANS. ORDRE DE LA COURONNE DE FER. ORDRES ETRANGERS. SECRETAIRERIE D’ETAT. DEPARTEMENT DU GRAND JUGE. DEPARTEMENT DES RELATIONS EXTERIEURES. DEPARTEMENT DE L’INTERIEUR. DEPARTEMENT DES FINANCES. DEPARTEMENT DU TRESOR PUBLIC. DEPARTEMENT DE LA GUERRE. DEPARTEMENT DE L’ADMINISTRATION DE LA GUERRE. DEPARTEMENT DE LA MARINE ET DES COLONIES. DEPARTEMENT DE LA POLICE GENERALE. DEPARTEMENT DES CULTES. ORGANISATION DES CULTES. CATHOLIQUE. PROTESTANTS. ORGANISATION MILITAIRE. ETAT-MAJOR GENERAL DE L’ARMEE. DIVISIONS MILITAIRES. INSPECTEURS GENERAUX ET CHEFS DE CORPS DES DIFFERENTES ARMES. VETERANS. INSPECTEURS AUX REVUES. COMMISSAIRES DES GUERRES. ORGANISATION DE LA MARINE ET ADMINISTRATION DES COLONIES. PREFECTURES MARITIMES. OFFICIERS GENERAUX DE LA MARINE. ORGANISATION ADMINISTRATIVE DE L‘EMPIRE FRANCAIS. DIVISIONS DE L’EMPIRE EN DEPARTEMENTS. PREFECTURES. SOUS-PREFECTURES. GOUVERNEMENTS GENERAUX. ORGANISATION JUDICIAIRE. DISPOSITIONS GENERALES RELATIVES AUX COURS, TRIBUNAUX. COURS D’APPEL ET LEURS AVOUES. COURS DE JUSTICE CRIMINELLE ET SPECIALE. TRIBUNAUX DE PREMIERE INSTANCE ET LEURS AVOUES. TRIBUNAUX DE PAIX. ORGANISATION FINANCIERE. ADMINISTRATIONS ET REGIES DES FINANCES ET DU TRESOR PUBLIC. ORGANISATION COMMERCIALE. TRIBUNAUX DE COMMERCE. BOURSES ET AGENTS DE CHANGE. CHAMBRES DE COMMERCE. SCIENCES. BELLES LETTRES. AGRICULTURE. ARTS ET INSTRUCTION PUBLIQUE. INSTITUT DES SCIENCES, LETTRES ET ARTS. ECOLES D’APPLICATION OU DE SERVICES PUBLICS. PRYTANEE, LYCEES, ECOLES SPECIALES. GOUVERNEMENT DE PARIS. ORGANISATION DES AUTORITES ET ADMINISTRATIONS DE PARIS ET DU DEPARTEMENT DE LA SEINE. POPULATION DES QUATRE PARTIES DU MONDE. CELLES DES VILLES DE FRANCE ET DE LEURS DEPARTEMENTS. JOURS DE DEPART DES COURRIERS POUR LES VILLES OU IL Y A DES BUREAUX DE POSTES ET POUR L’ETRANGER. MESSAGERIES. COCHES D’EAU. TABLEAUX COMPARATIFS DES NOUVEAUX POIDS MESURES ET MONNAIES DE FRANCE ET ETRANGERES. CALCULS ECONOMIQUES. EXTRAIT DU CEREMONIAL DU PALAIS IMPERIAL. DEUILS DE COUR. DEUILS PARTICULIERS. TABLE. Précieux et incomparable document d’histoire napoléonienne détaillant précisément l’organisation et tout le personnel nobiliaire, politique, administratif, civil et militaire, etc. de l’Empire Français en 1808. Reliure d’époque demi basane. Pièces de titre. Filets dorés. coiffes un peu frottees, autrement BON ETAT POSSIBILITE DE REGLEMENT EN PLUSIEURS FOIS SANS FRAIS : ME CONSULTER SI L'ETAT NE CONVIENT PAS, JE REPRENDS LE LIVRE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Storia Pittorica della Italia [Vols. I-VI, Complete]

      Giuseppe Remondini. Hardcover. Bassano, 1809. Six volumes in four. Small quarto, later vellum backed boards. An attractive complete set in very good to near finer condition with bright clean contents. Original wraps bound in. Occasional marginal tears to wraps. Third Edition, and best "del miglior libro che abbiasi su questo argomento: e se un poco piu sull'indole de'monumenti, e degli artisti si fosse esteso il chiarissimo autore, potrebbe allora dirsi opera perfetta, " - Cicognara #40. . Very Good. 1809. Third Edition.

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        A Narrative of the Campaign of the British Army in Spain, Commanded by His Excellency Lieut.-General Sir John Moore, K.B. &c.&c.&c. Authenticated by Official Papers and Original Letters, by James Moore, Esq. The Second Edition, corrected.

      London: Printed for Joseph Johnson, 1809 - Quarto (270 × 210 mm). Contemporary half russia, bright orange marbled boards, flat spine, title gilt direct, compartments formed by a beaded roll, similar roll to spine and corner edges, edges "marbled" in red, marbled endpapers. A little rubbed, spine slightly scuffed, hinges sometime tightened, light browning, some offsetting from the portrait, one leaf and the map with tears, no loss, old repairs, some consequent paste-action browning to the map, but overall a very good copy. Portrait frontispiece, plate of a view of the British and French positions at Corunna, folding plan, large folding general map with the "March of the British Columns," coloured. First edition, of a work which ran to a second quarto, and three further octavo editions in the same year. Edited from Moore's papers by his brother following Sir John's death on the battlefield at Corunna. Severely wounded, having been struck "on the left breast and shoulder by a cannon shot", he lingered long enough to hear of his victory. His last words, reportedly, were, "I hope the people of England will be satisfied!" In fact, they were not, the Times remarking; "The fact must not be disguised . that we have suffered a shameful disaster" (quoted in Hibbert, Corunna, p. 188) and this book was written to defend his memory. The first is not common, and here is offered in a pleasingly unsophisticated contemporary binding. Sandler 2400. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The History and Delineation of the Horse, In All His Varieties. Comprehending the Appropriate Uses, Management, and Progressive Improvement of Each; With a Particular Investigation of the Character of the Race-Horse, and the Business of the Turf. Illustrated by Anecdotes and Biographical Notices of Distinguished Sportsmen

      n.p.: Printed at the Albion Press for James Cundee and John Scott 1809 n.p.: Printed at the Albion Press for James Cundee and John Scott, 1809. First edition. 4to. Thirteen engraved plates, plus elaborate engraved title and dedication page, and 11 wood engravings in the text. Contemporary marbled boards, brown calf spine and corners, a little rubbed, occasional foxing, rebacked with spine laid down, else a fine, crisp, well-margined copy; with the armorial bookplate of Edmund H. Thurton. Podeschi 91; Huth p.78; Wells 4429; Loder 610 . A nice copy of the beautifully designed and illustrated work, in which Lawrence deals with the configuration of the racehorse and others, and their breeding, breaking, training, and general management

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        Die Wahlverwandtschaften. Ein Roman. 2 Bde. Tübingen, Cotta, 1809. 1 Bl., 306 S.; 340 S. Marmor. Pp.-Bde. m. RSch. (berieben, etwas bestoßen).

      Hagen 327; Goedeke IV, 388, 181; Kippenberg I, 384.- Erste Ausgabe .- 'Niemand verkennt an diesem Roman eine tiefleidenschaftliche Wunde, die im Heilen sich zu schließen scheut, ein Herz, das zu genesen fürchtet. Schon vor einigen Jahren war der Hauptgedanke gefaßt, nur die Ausführung erweiterte, vermannigfaltigte sich immerfort und drohte die Kunstgrenze zu überschreiten.' (Tag- und Jahreshefte, 1809).- Zu Beginn und Ende etwas stockfleckig.-

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        Resumen historico del primer sitio de la ilustre ciudad de Zaragoza por los franceses desde el 14 de junio al 15 de agosto de 1808. Junto a Idea historica de los principales sucesos ocurridos en Zaragoza durante el ultimo sitio. Junto a: Suplemento al

      Imprenta de Miguel Domingo / Imprenta de Benito Monfort / José Ferrer Orga, Valencia 1809 - holandesa piel bien conservada 2 grabados, uno de ellos, plegado y restaurado en la doblez. .papel intitulado Idea historica de los principales sucesos ocurridos en Zaragoza durante su ultimo sitio,por el P. Capellan de Exercito Dr. D. Sebastian Hernandez de Morejon, testigo y casi victima de aquella gloriosa catastrofe. 3 obras en un volúmen. 69 págs.

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        The Plays of William Shakespeare from the Corrected Edition of Isaac Reed

      London: Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe , 1809. Complete, 12 volumes bound in 6. Collation, 152,163,366pp, 293,299pp, 302,323pp, 332,357[1]pp, 351,391pp, 342,373pp, each volume with seperate title page, volume 1 lacking blank free endpaper or half title. Books measure 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches, ( 18.5x11mm ) Bound in period half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, elaborate gilt tooling within compartments, marble endpapers. Calf light rubbed, scuffed on edges and corners with some wear and abrasion loss, short split on one hinge joint, other rubbed, mable boards rubbed with some loss of pattern. Generally bindings in very nice condition. Internally, some occasional light spotting. Pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice set, in very attractive period bindings. A22. Half Calf.

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        The History and Delineation of the Horse, In All His Varieties. Comprehending the Appropriate Uses, Management, and Progressive Improvement of Each; With a Particular Investigation of the Character of the Race-Horse, and the Business of the Turf. Illustrated by Anecdotes and Biographical Notices of Distinguished Sportsmen

      n.p.: Printed at the Albion Press for James Cundee and John Scott, 1809. First edition. 4to. Thirteen engraved plates, plus elaborate engraved title and dedication page, and 11 wood engravings in the text. Contemporary marbled boards, brown calf spine and corners, a little rubbed, occasional foxing, rebacked with spine laid down, else a fine, crisp, well-margined copy; with the armorial bookplate of Edmund H. Thurton. Podeschi 91; Huth p.78; Wells 4429; Loder 610 . A nice copy of the beautifully designed and illustrated work, in which Lawrence deals with the configuration of the racehorse and others, and their breeding, breaking, training, and general management

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        Meteora

      London: Edward Orme, 1 March 1809. Line and stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Whessell (some neat repairs, two touching image area). 14 3/8 x 19 3/8 inches. 16 3/8 x 20 1/2 inches. A fine example of Whessell's work, who both painted and engraved this image, print number 7 from his 'Portraits of Celebrated Running Horses' series, here re-printed by Orme Whessell issued eight plates in this series between 1806 and 1808. All eight were republished by Edward Orme in 1809. "John Whessell was both an engraver and painter of some ability. Since he engraved many of his own paintings, a superior skill in the former department may have 'improved' any faults he may have had in oils... Whessell seems to have lived in London for most of his life... Principally as an engraver, but also as a painter, Whessell must have been a successful artist during his life, of which we know so little." (Lane British Racing Prints p.182) Charles Lane British Racing Prints p. 182; cf. Mellon British Sporting and Animal Prints p.202; Siltzer p.337

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        Bobtail the Property of the Rt. Honble. the Earl of Egremont

      London: Edward Orme, 1 March 1809. Line and stipple engraving, printed in colours, by Whessell (cut to edge of plate mark, mounted onto later backing sheet). 14 1/2 x 19 3/8 inches. 16 1/8 x 20 3/8 inches. A fine example of the colour-printed racing print, painted and engraved by Whessell, print number 3 from his 'Portraits of Celebrated Running Horses' series, here re-printed by Orme Whessell issued eight plates in this series between 1806 and 1808. All eight were republished by Edward Orme in 1809. "John Whessell was both an engraver and painter of some ability. Since he engraved many of his own paintings, a superior skill in the former department may have 'improved' any faults he may have had in oils... Whessell seems to have lived in London for most of his life... Principally as an engraver, but also as a painter, Whessell must have been a successful artist during his life, of which we know so little." (Lane British Racing Prints p.182) Charles Lane British Racing Prints p. 182; cf. Mellon British Sporting and Animal Prints p.202; Siltzer p.337

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        A dictionary of the English language; in which the words are deduced from their originals

      Mundel, Doig and Stevenson, 1809. Twelfth Edition. LeatherBound. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1809. Twelfth Edition. Corrected and revised;. 14cm x 22cm. Not paginated. Leather binding. The binding is firm but the front hinge is cracked, The front board is slack and held on only with the binding cords, thus there is an external crack to the leather. The board edges and corners are rubbed and bumped and there is some damage to both ends of the spine. The leather on the rear spine hinge is cracked, but the board remains firm. The boards and spine are scuffed, heavily in places, and there is a white

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        Works of Pietro Bembo

      1809 -Milano - Dalla Societa Tipografica de'Classici Italiani, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Two important works and a bookof poetryby Venetian scholar Pietro Bembo. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. With the armorial crest of the Hon. George Agar-Ellis. Three Works bound in Four Volumes. Pietro Bembo, 1470 - 1547, was a Venetian scholar, poet, literary theorist, and cardinal. He was an influential figure in the development of the Italian language, specifically Tuscan, as a literary medium, and his writings assisted in the 16th-century revival of interest in the works of Petrarch. Bembo's ideas were also decisive in the formation of the most important secular musical form of the 16th century, the madrigal. George James Welbore Agar-Ellis, 1st Baron Dover PC FRS FSA, 1797 1833, was a British politician and man of letters. In 1824 Agar-Ellis was the leading promoter of the foundation for the National Gallery. Alongside his political endeavours and positions, Agar-Ellis was president of the Royal Society of Literature in 1832, a trustee of the British Museum and of the National Gallery, and a commissioner of public records. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. The front hinges of volumes 2 and 3 are cracked but stillholding firm. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild rubbing and edge wear. Internally the pages are bright with scattered light foxing becoming prominent to the first and last few pages. Overall the condition is very good..

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        View of the East Front of the New Theatre Royal, Covent Garden

      London: William Daniell and Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme,, 1809. Aquatint, 29.5 x 40.5 cms, black and white, blank verso, mounted in the nineteenth century; one line of text cropped from imprint (as follows:“the Architect Robert Smirke Esqr. Junr.”) Published to mark the completion of the theatre in September 1809.

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        Outlines of Mineralogy

      Oxford/London: Bliss, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Messrs, 1809. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 2 Volumes. Oxford: Printed by N. Bliss, for J. Parker & R. Bliss; Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme & Messrs. Rivingtons, London, 1809. 2 vols. 8vo (220x142 mm). xvii, [3], xxxix, [1], 255, [1] pp.; viii, 227 [1], 39 [1], [14: index], [2: errata],16 pp. Appendix, index, errata leaf (for both volumes) and 16 pages of publishers catalog at the end of vol. 2, recent papercard boards, pages untrimmed, very minor browning and occasional weak spotting, staining to pages 163 to 167, old inscriptions to titles verso. A fine, broad margined copy of a rare mineralogical treatise. ---- <br><br>Partington, History of Chemistry, 1961-70: 4, 76. Porter, Making of Geology, 1980: 144, 183, 234 & 210. The Quarterly Review: 2 (1809), no. 3, 61-74. Smith, Early Mineralogy in Great Britain, 1978: 59. Woodward, History of Geology, 1911: 45 & 66. Mineralogical Record Library (Curtis Schuh&#39;s Bibl. of Mineralogy) - <br><br>FIRST EDITION. "Probably written as a companion textbook to the mineralogical lectures delivered by the author at Oxford, Outlines of Mineralogy is a derivative work that reflects the state of mineralogy during the first decade of the nineteenth century. It is principally based upon the earlier mineralogical writings of Richard Kirwan and René Just Haüy. For example, the system of classification that divides the mineral species has been lifted from Kirwan and uses the divisions of Earthy, Saline, Inflammable and Metallic Substances. An appendix handles rocks and other aggregates. The crystallographical information scattered through out is derived from Haüy" (Mineralogical Record Online Lib.). Kidd was a professor or chemistry at Oxford who also lectured on mineralogy and geology. He published two textbooks on the subject, viz. the Outlines in 1809 and A Geological Essay in 1815 (Ward & Carozzi 1254).

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        Practical Perspective Exemplified on Landscapes.

      Edward Orme 1809 - Second edition, "with an essay on the practice of taking views, and many other considerable additions and improvements by the author", and 13 plates, ie one more than the first edition, 2 being handcoloured. Early plain brown embossed cloth binding. Boards quite clean and bright with a bit of sunning in places and light wear at the ends of the spine and corners. A firm copy with end papers creased, contents in very nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Practical Perspective, Exemplified on Landscapes. with an Essay on the Practice of Taking Views, and Many Other Considerable Additions and Improvements.

      London: Edward Orme 1809 - Second edition. 4to. 57, (3) pp. Original drab boards sympathetically rebacked with paper to style, paper spine label, ownership inscription of one Charlotte Wilhelmina Scott dated 1815 to head of title page. Frontispiece, 2 explanatory plates and 10 further plates, of which 2 are coloured. A very good copy. First published four years earlier, this edition has revisions and an extra plate.

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        Saggio intorno agli insetti nocivi ai vegetabili economici, agli animali utili all'agricoltura, ed ai prodotti dell'economia rurale. Unito : Estratto di alcune memorie sugli insetti nocivi ai vegetabili economici .... pe

      Subject: (Entomologia agraria). Milano, presso Giuseppe Marelli, 1809, 8vo leg. bodoniana coeva, tassello al dorso, pp. 180-(2) con due bellissime tav. inc. e colorate a mano, ripiegate: Unito : pp. (4)-29 con una tav. inc. e colorata a mano. Timbri di vecchie biblioteche. Agassiz I, 216.

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        THE CHRONICLES OF ENGRUERRAND DE MONSTRELET, Containing an Account of the Cruel Civil Wars Between The Houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the Possession of Paris and Normandy by the English, Their Expulsion Thence, and of Other Memorable Events That -

      London: Hafod Press, 1809. Full title Continued: - &#39;Happened in the Kingdom of France as well as in Other Countries. A History of Fair Example and Great Profit to the French, Beginning in the Year MCCCC. Where That of Sir John Froissart Finishes, and Ending at the Year MCCCLXVII. And Continued by Others to the Year MDXVI. Translated by Thomas Johnes, Esq&#39;. HERE WE HAVE ONE OF THE RARE 4 VOLUME LARGE PAPER EDITIONS - WITH HAND COLOURED PLATES. The plates are contained within each volume, as called for, and have not been extracted to create a 5th Volume. Further Information: Thomas Johnes (1 September 1748 - 23 April 1816), born in Ludlow, Shropshire, England was a Member of Parliament, landscape architect, farmer, printer, writer and social benefactor. At the suggestion of his wife Jane, Johnes translated several books from French to English. He established a private press (Hafod Press) in a cottage in the hills away from the main estate in order to publish his works, including this one: The Chronicles of Monstrelet, Notes by the Translator 4 volumes, 1809. Collation: Volume I: t.p with engraved vignette of Hafod; p. xxiv; Contents v-xiii; 391, 10 hand coloured plates; Volume II: t.p. with engraved vignette of Hafod; Contents; p. xxii; 398; 17 hand coloured plates; Volume III: t.p. with engraved vignette of Hafod; Contents; p. xix; 402; Note and Emendations p.403 - 430; 10 hand coloured plates; Volume IV: t.p. with engraved vignette of Hafod; Contents; p. xix; 393; Note and Emendations p. 394-435; Index p.63 { p.63 actually numbered &#39;85&#39;. 14 hand coloured plates. The total number of Hand coloured illuminated Plates is 51. A Magnificent and desirable Set. Professionally rebound in Dark Green Gilt Half Leather bindings, believed to be one of only 6 copies that have the Hand coloured Plates. The contents are excellent, bindings fresh, new, and tight. There is evidence of occasional spotting, and as the plates were never tissue guarded there is some offset, but they remain vibrant and bright. Excellent. OFFERS WILL BE GIVEN CONSIDERATION.. RARE LARGE PAPER EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good +. Folio { 38 Cm x 24 Cm }.

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        Tableau d&#39;Amsterdam ou Guide des Étrangers par cette Ville. Ouvrage nécessaire aux étrangers et même aux Amsterdamois, et où est indiqué tout ca qu&#39;il y fait connoître et éviter. 2. édition

      Amsterdam, Hesse 1809. 15 cm. 8, 280 Seiten mit 1 gefalteten Karte, 2 gefalteten Plänen und 5 Ansichten in Kupferstich von Daniel Veelward d. Ä. Umschlag der Zeit - Engelmann, Geogr. 1111 - Ailly 349ff - Schönes Beispiel aus den Anfängen moderner Reiseführer mit zahlreichen Details über die Stadt. Mit Karte der Umgebung von Amsterdam zwischen Haarlem, Utrecht, Dordrecht, Haag und Leyden. Enthält außer dem Stadtplan (vgl. Ailly 350-351) auch einen hydrographischen Plan des Kanalsystems (Ailly 349). Ansichten: Börse (2), Königlicher Palast, Hafenmagazin, Akademie "Felix Meritis". Erste 10 Blatt am Schnitt Feuchtigkeitsränder - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        NOS EL MARQUES DE CAMARENA. . . CARTA TESTIMONIO OFICIAL SOBRE LA ABDICACIÓN Y RENUNCIA DE FERNANDO VII EN FAVOR DEL EMPERADOR DE LA FRANCIA, Y LA NEGATIVA DE LAS AUTORIDADES DE CARTAGENA A RECONOCERLO

      Cartagena 1809 - Manuscrito oficial con sello de lacre y papel, y sello quarto de quarenta maravedis. 2 folios, firmado por El propio Marques de Camarena, y Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros, y Ciro Garcia de Lacera, y Nicolas de Estrada, y Jose Manuel de Vivanco, y Antonio Garcia de Quesada, y Josef Florez Varela, y Jose Alcaraz Romero, y Juan Francisco Ximenez de Cisneros, y Manuel Saiz de Villegas, y Francisco Tacón, y Diego Jose de Tapia

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        Outlines of Mineralogy.

      Bliss, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Messrs, Oxford/London 1809 - 2 Volumes. Oxford: Printed by N. Bliss, for J. Parker & R. Bliss; Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme & Messrs. Rivingtons, London, 1809. 2 vols. 8vo (220x142 mm). xvii, [3], xxxix, [1], 255, [1] pp.; viii, 227 [1], 39 [1], [14: index], [2: errata],16 pp. Appendix, index, errata leaf (for both volumes) and 16 pages of publishers catalog at the end of vol. 2, recent papercard boards, pages untrimmed, very minor browning and occasional weak spotting, staining to pages 163 to 167, old inscriptions to titles verso. A fine, broad margined copy of a rare mineralogical treatise. ---- Partington, History of Chemistry, 1961-70: 4, 76. Porter, Making of Geology, 1980: 144, 183, 234 & 210. The Quarterly Review: 2 (1809), no. 3, 61-74. Smith, Early Mineralogy in Great Britain, 1978: 59. Woodward, History of Geology, 1911: 45 & 66. Mineralogical Record Library (Curtis Schuh's Bibl. of Mineralogy) - FIRST EDITION. "Probably written as a companion textbook to the mineralogical lectures delivered by the author at Oxford, Outlines of Mineralogy is a derivative work that reflects the state of mineralogy during the first decade of the nineteenth century. It is principally based upon the earlier mineralogical writings of Richard Kirwan and René Just Haüy. For example, the system of classification that divides the mineral species has been lifted from Kirwan and uses the divisions of Earthy, Saline, Inflammable and Metallic Substances. An appendix handles rocks and other aggregates. The crystallographical information scattered through out is derived from Haüy" (Mineralogical Record Online Lib.). Kidd was a professor or chemistry at Oxford who also lectured on mineralogy and geology. He published two textbooks on the subject, viz. the Outlines in 1809 and A Geological Essay in 1815 (Ward & Carozzi 1254). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Underrättelser om det gamla Fylkes-konungariket Finnheden i Småland, innefattande Östbo och Wästbo härader af Jönköpings samt Sunnerbo härad af Kronobergs län; jemte antekningar rörande dess fordna beskaffenhet, konungar, inbyggare och fornlemningar m.m.

      Jönköping, J. P. Lundström, 1809. 12:o. 50,(2 blanka) s. Häftad. Fint oskuret och delvis ouppskuret ex. i ngt nött samtida gråpappersomslag. Omslagsryggen delvis trasig. Med Thore Virgins namnteckning och pärmexlibris. Rättelsebladet saknas som vanligt och bifogades uppenbarligen bara i en del av upplagan.. Setterwall 5912. Barthold Anders Ennes (1764-1841) bodde och levde i Småland och är väl mest bekant för sitt stora arbete om Karl XII:s officerare

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        THE TRAVELS OF CAPTS. LEWIS & CLARKE [sic], BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1804, 1805, & 1806, BEING UPWARDS OF THREE THOUSAND MILES, FROM ST. LOUIS, BY WAY OF THE MISSOURI, AND COLUMBIA RIVERS, TO THE PACIFICK OCEAN: CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE INDIAN TRIBES, WHO INHABIT THE WESTERN PART OF THE CONTINENT UNEXPLORED, AND UNKNOWN BEFORE.

      Philadelphia: Hubbard Lester, 1809. - 300pp. plus five engraved plates. Without the folding map, seldom present. Five engraved plates. Antique half calf and paper boards, leather label. Slight paper loss in margin of final four leaves, not affecting text. First edition of the so-called "Apocrypha edition" of Lewis and Clark. In response to the growing curiosity of the public regarding the findings of Lewis and Clark and the delay in publication of the "authorized account" of their expedition, this compilation of bits and pieces from already published works appeared (culled from Gass, Clark, Mackenzie, Carver, and Jefferson's MESSAGE. of 1806), misleading the reader into believing it was the account sanctioned by the government and containing all the information gathered during the journey. Despite its hodge-podge nature, it provided most of the world with its first detailed account of the Lewis and Clark expedition. It further contains five plates, purporting to be of western Indians. One of these is knocked off from the frontispiece of Bartram's TRAVELS.; the others have no earlier appearance that we can trace. The present copy lacks the incredibly rare folding map, which Wheat notes as "the earliest published map with legends stemming from Lewis and Clark." Howes calls this the "counterfeit" edition, and Sabin states that, according to Paltsits, it is "the earliest edition of an unauthorized 'counterfeit' account." Robert Becker (in Wagner-Camp) incorrectly cites the London map as accompanying this edition. This first Philadelphia edition is quite rare, and is almost invariably found in terrible condition, almost always without the map. LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 4a.1. WAGNER-CAMP 8:1. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2282. SABIN 96499. STREETER SALE 3122. HOWES L321, "aa." SHAW & SHOEMAKER 17911.

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        The Works of William Robertson. Charles V. Scotland. America. India. 12 volume set

      London T. Cadell and W. Davies et al 1809. G : in Good condition. Covers rubbed with corner wear. Spine scuffed. Browning to eps. Contents firm Reprint Half leather marbled board cover 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5"). [5000pp.]. Frontis engravings and fold out maps. The History of Scotland in 3 volumes, published 1809 [Eighteenth Edition]; The History of the Reign of Charles V in 4 volumes [Eleventh edition]; The History of America in 4 volumes published in 1808 [Eleventh edition]; and An Historical Disquisition Concerning.. India [Fifth edition] published in 1809.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England [Four Volumes]

      A. Strahan. Hardcover. London, 1809. A bright, complete set of the fifteenth edition and best edition. This was the last edition that Edward Christian edited. Octavo, full leather, modern reback. A very good plus set with excellent contents and bindings. Some early tape residue to some preliminary pages, ownership signature of a Harvard Law student on front free endpapers. A very influential set that remains relevant. "(Blackstone) did for the English what the imperial publication of Roman law did for the people of Rome." (PMM) . Very Good. 1809.

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        Philosophie Zoologique

      Paris: Dentu and the author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. RARE FIRST EDITON of Lamarck&#39;s landmark work on evolution: "The dawn of evolution," and "a classic in the field of evolutionary theory" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 262). A BEAUTIFUL COPY in contemporary tree calf. Lamarck was "interested in meteorology, geology, chemistry, and paleontology and it is thought that his observations in these fields contributed to the formulation of his evolutionary theory, which he first put forward in Zoological Philosophy (1809). Until the late 1790s, he had believed that species remained unchanged, but fossil evidence, and his nonbelief in extinction, combined to change his mind. He saw evolution as a natural tendency to greater complexity and put forward four laws to explain how such complexity is brought about. The second law states that &#39;the production of a new organ in an animal body results from a new need that continues to make itself felt,&#39; and the fourth law, for which he is best remembered, states that such acquired characteristics are inherited" (Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists). "With this theory, Lamarck offered much more than an account of how species change. He also explained what he understood to be the shape of a truly &#39;natural&#39; system of classification of the animal kingdom. The primary feature of this system was a single scale of increasing complexity composed of all the different classes of animals, starting with the simplest microscopic organisms, or "infusorians," and rising up to the mammals. The species, however, could not be arranged in a simple series. Lamarck described them as forming "lateral ramifications" with respect to the general "masses" of organization represented by the classes. Lateral ramifications in species resulted when they underwent transformations that reflected the diverse, particular environments to which they had been exposed. "By Lamarck&#39;s account, animals, in responding to different environments, adopted new habits. Their new habits caused them to use some organs more and some organs less, which resulted in the strengthening of the former and the weakening of the latter. New characters thus acquired by organisms over the course of their lives were passed on to the next generation... Small changes that accumulated over great periods of time produced major differences. Lamarck thus explained how the shapes of giraffes, snakes, storks, swans, and numerous other creatures were a consequence of long-maintained habits. The basic idea of "the inheritance of acquired characters" had originated with Anaxagoras, Hippocrates, and others, but Lamarck was essentially the first naturalist to argue at length that the long-term operation of this process could result in species change" (Britannica). Although Lamarck&#39;s theory of evolution was ultimately replaced by Darwin&#39;s theory of evolution by natural selection, Darwin acknowledged his debt to Lamarck, writing in the preface to the third edition of The Origin of Species, that Lamarck "first did the eminent service of arousing attention to the probability of all change in the organic as well as in the inorganic world being the result of natural law, and not of miraculous interposition". Paris: Dentu and the author, 1809. Octavo, contemporary tree calf gilt, morocco lettering pieces. Three parts in two volumes (complete). Repair to spine leather. Small repair to title page of vol. one; closed tear to p.127 of vol. 1. Text very clean with only occasional light foxing. A beautiful copy of a scarce and important work.

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        Storia pittorica della Italia dal Risorgimento delle Belle Arti fin presso al fine del XVIII. secolo. Edizione terza corretta ed accresciuta dall&#146;autore.

      dalla Tipografia Remondini,, Bassano, 1809 - Sei parti legato in tre volumi di cm. 22, pp. (8) xxxix (1), 370; (4) 365 (1); (4) 293 (3); (4) 260; (4) 397 (3); (4) 223 (3). Legatura del tempo in cart. rigido ricoperto di carta dedorata, dorsi lisci con titoli su tasselli ed etichette. Qualche segno d'uso e piccola mancanza alle legature, peraltro esemplare assai genuino e marginoso, pulito e ben conservato. Si tratta dell&#146;ultima (e migliore) edizione rivista dall&#146;autore di quest&#146;opera che occupa un posto di primo piano nella storiografia artistica italiana. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of Ireland from its Invasion under Henry II to its Union with Great Britain in Two Volumes [2 volumes complete]

      Messrs Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme , 1809 . Hardback. . 2 volumes full calf with 5 raised bands and gilt/blind titles to spine with blind decoration to boards. Red and black leather title and volume labels. Green ribbon page markers. Good+ hardbacks. Volume 1 is edgeworn, esp. to spine hinges. Volume 2 is similar but front hinge almost, but not completely detached. Contents clean, bright and tight with no foxing or other markings. Bookplate of M Montefiore on pastedown of each volume. An exceptionally handsome matched set.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. The Fifteenth Edition With the Last Corrections of the Author; And with notes and additions by Edward Christian.

      London, Printed by A. Strahan 1809 4 volumi In-8, 1 dell'autore, pp. XVI, 485; 1 tavole più volte ripiegata, VII, 520, XIX; VII, 455, XXXVI; VII, 443, (1), VII, (1), (74); piena pelle coeva con titolo e filetti in oro. Ottimo esemplare

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        The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson K. B. From His Lordship&#39;s Manuscripts ( Complete in 2 Volumes )

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davis , 1809. Folio, books measure 13 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches. Weight 9.5kg. Complete in 2 volumes, collation, iv[2]15[1]xlv+375+311pp, 23 engravings, vignetts, plans, etc, complete as listed. Recentely rebound in modern half calf, calf corners, raised bands, gilt lines, gilt center stamp, leather title lables. Bindings in excellent condition.Internally, no loose pages, no writing or marking, some light spotting or browning to margins of engravings. Pages and engravings in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice well bound two volume work. A50. First Edition. Very Good Plus. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Important lot de documents notariés ( de 1809 à 1854 ) relatifs à l'acquisition (essentiellement par le Sieur Vallet) des terrains situés sur la commune de Latresne (Gironde), notamment au lieu appelé Jeandey (également à Salvy, La Mouleyre, etc.)

      1809 - Ensemble 23 actes notariés ou officiels divers, relatifs à l'acquisition, à l'accroissement ou à la transmission de divers terrains situés sur la commune de Latresne. La plupart des documents évoque le lieu appelé "Jeandey", situé sur la commune de Latresne. Intéressant ensemble d'intérêt local. Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Grafton?s Chronicle; or, History of England. To Which is Added His Table of the Bailiffs, Sheriffs, and Mayors of the City of London, from the Year 1189 to 1558, Inclusive

      London: Printed for J. Johnson ..., 1809. First few leaves, terminal few leaves and endpapers with slight foxing and browning, spines a tad sunned, else fine. Half folio.

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        Culpeper&#39;s English physician; and complete herbal. To which are now first added upwards of one hundred additional herbs, with a display of their medicinal and occult properties, physically applied to the cure of all disorders incident to mankind. To which are annexed rules for compounding medicine according to the true system of nature: forming a complete family dispensatory and natural system of physic

      LONDON: J Adlard, 1809 A good copy of the 12th edition of Culpeper&#39;s English Physician and Complete Herbal as revised by Ebenezer Sibley. The book consists of two parts: the Herbal dated 1809, and the English Physician dated 1810. The Herbal has a frontispiece portrait of Culpeper; dedication to Thomas Dunkerly Esq, &#39;Provincial Grand Master&#39;; Preface; introduction; and herbal with 29 hand coloured plates of plants - totalling 396 pages. The second book - The English Physician - has a separate title page and frontispiece and 12 further full page tinted plates of the human body. The first two are particularly finely engraved. This totals 244 pages. An index for the herbal is bound at the rear - the final leaves have been repaired with tissue and there is some text loss. The book has been rebound in half leather with marbled boards and new endpapers. The original title label has been reused. There is some water-staining to the frontispiece of the Herbal and occasional browning and spotting through both works. The colour plates vary in quality: some being very bright and clean - others with marking or light brown staining. Plate 10 has been backed with a tissue repair. Pages 133 and 244 of the Herbal have small ink marks. The page edges are uncut.

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        Poems on The Abolition of the Slave Trade; Embellished with Engravings from pictures painted by R. Smirke, Esq. R.A

      London: for R. Bowyer, by T. Bensley,, 1809. Quarto (293 × 239 mm). Bound to style in half calf, green morocco label, gilt rolls, gilt roundels in compartments, marbled sides. Extra engraved title by A. Raimbach after R. Smirke, 3 engraved medallion portraits of abolitionists Sharp, Clarkson and Wilberforce by W. Worthington after models by Miss C. Andras, and 9 engraved plates by E. Scriven and Worthington after Smirke. Small dampstain to lower inner corner of some plates only, well below the engraved area, still a very good copy. First edition, comprising three long poems: Montgomery&#39;s The West Indies, Grahame&#39;s Africa Delivered and Benger&#39;s A Poem Occasioned by the Abolition of the Slave Trade in 1806. The engravings after paintings by Smirke include now well-known images. Smirke had made his reputation with his Shakespearean illustrations - in contemporary sales his art was out-priced only by Reynolds - but George III refused to accept him as keeper of the Royal Academy in 1804 on account of his democratic principles. Montgomery&#39;s poem was subsequently published separately and proved hugely popular; he is best remembered today as a hymn writer. The Scottish lawyer turned cleric and poet James Grahame was great-uncle of Kenneth Grahame, author of The Wind in the Willows. Elizabeth Benger (merely "E. Benger" here) struggled to forge a literary career, trying various genres, including poetry, before later finding success with historical biographies of royal women, paving the way for others such as the Strickland sisters and Mary Anne Everett Green.

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        Observations on madness and melancholy: including practical remarks on those diseases; together with cases: and an account of the morbid appearances on dissection&#133;The second edition considerably enlarged

      London: J. Callow, 1809. Second edition. Hardcover. 8vo. pp. vii, [1], 345, [1]. Pages are generally clean with occasional spots of marginal foxing. Edges of title page are age-toned. Book plate re-mounted on inside front cover belonging to Clements C. Fry, M.D. (1892-1955) Professor of Psychiatry at Yale and a well known collector of medical prints. Bound in full modern calf done after an early style. Old spine label is preserved. John Haslam (1764-1844) was an Apothecary or Medical Officer at Bethlem Hospital (Bedlam) and afterwards the Governor of St. Luke&#39;s Hospital. Haslam was one of the most knowledgeable practitioners in his field. However, according to Hunter and Macaplpine his attitudes toward patients were rather "harsh and unfeeling." In 1816 scandals arose over poor patient care at Bethlem Hospital and Haslam was dismissed from his position (perhaps unfairly). The "Observations on Madness" was first published in 1798. Haslam, however, considered the second edition with its many additions, to be his magnum opus. It remained the standard work for a number of years. [Hunter and Macalpine, pp. 632-39].

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        COMMENTARIES On The LAWS Of ENGLAND In Four Books

      Printed for A. Strahan et al. London:: Printed for A. Strahan, et al.. 1809.. 8vo. 9" x 5-1/2". "The 15th Edition (Eller 27), with the Last Corrections of the Author; and with Notes and Additions by Edward Christian, Esq." 4 volumes (xvi, 484 [i.e., 676]; vii, [1], 520 [i.e., 667], [1], xix, [1]; vii, [1], 455 [i.e., 520], xxxiv; vii, [1], 443 [i.e., 545], [1], vii, [73]. Irregular pagination, following Blackstone's paging in margin. Includes indices. Advert last leaf of Vol IV. Untrimmed edges.. Original boards, with paper title labels to spine.. Spine paper professionally restored (most noticable on Vol I, with. the spine label partially eroded @ right edge; least on Vol IV).. Vol I has some tape shadows to boards, & lacks the ffep. Period. ownership signature of one "Jno Pickering" in all volumes, with. tipped-in sheet of his notes to Vol IV. Occasional marginal note.. Withal, a VG good set in the scarce original boards.. "This the last edition that was revised by Christian; his notes are printed as footnotes." [Eller]. . Frontis of Blackstone in Volume I, after Gainsborough's portrait of the author, engraved by J. Hall [1777].2 copperplate tables in Vol II: 'Table of Consanguinity', p. 202, followed the fold-out 'Table of Descents' @ p. 240.

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        Autograph note to A. Asher & Co.

      - Darwin, Charles (1809-82). Autograph note to A. Asher & Co. Down, n.d. ("Sun. 31"). 1 sheet on Darwin&#146;s stationery. 202 x 126 mm. Tear and small chips in lower margin (not affecting text), but very good. Darwin&#146;s autograph note to the bookselling firm of A. Asher & Co., which was founded by Adolph Asher in Berlin in 1830 and opened an office in Covent Garden in 1835. The firm, which is still in existence, notes on its website that A. Asher was the principal supplier to the British Museum and "also supplied many books to Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) and Charles Darwin" ("History." Asherbooks Rare Books. A. Asher & Co. B.V., 07 Aug. 2013. Web. Accessed 27 Aug. 2013). Darwin corresponded with Adolph Asher&#146;s son, Georg Michael (d. 1905), a historical writer and bibliographer; see the online Darwin Correspondence Project for the six letters G. M. Asher wrote to Darwin. Darwin&#146;s note reads as follows: "Mr. Ch. Darwin wd. be obliged to Messrs. Asher to have parcel sent to Orpington St." Orpington Station on the South Eastern Railway was the railway station closest to Down House, Darwin&#146;s home in Kent.

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        Wilkinson&#39;s General Atlas of the World. Quarters, Empires, Kingdoms, States & C. with Appropriate Tables

      London:: Robt. Wilkinson, No. 58 Cornhill,. 1809.. Second edition. One of the most handsome of the more portable atlases published in this period, with copper engraved maps with attractive original wash color. The maps are issued with Wilkinson&#39;s imprint and variously dated between 1801 & 1810 and include "the United States of America Confirmed by Treaty 1783", this map dated 1806 in the imprint, with a table below the title listing 20 states, including Franklinia in Tennessee. The land to the west of Pennsylvania is listed as "Western Territory", and includes the Great Lakes. West of the Mississippi and west of Tennessee is titled "New Iberia". The Australian map "New South Wales New Zealand New Hebrides and the Islands adjacent..." comprises the east coast of Australia, New Zealand, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, the Solomon&#39;s and part of New Guinea, with insets of Lord Howe&#39;s Island, Port Jackson (Sydney) and Norfolk Island. Other maps include the World, in Hemispheres & Mercator&#39;s projection; Europe; Britain or the United Kingdom; England and Wales; Scotland; Ireland; Norway and Sweden; Denmark; Russian Empire; Russia in Europe; Poland; Prussia; Germany&#39;; Upper Saxony; Lower Saxony; Westphalia; Lower and Upper Rhine; Swabia; Bavaria; Austria; Bohemia; Silesia; Hungary and Transilvania (sic); Seven United Provinces; Netherlands; France divided into Governments; France, divided into Departments; Spain and Portugal; Switzerland; Italy; Dominions of the King of Sardinia; North- East Part of Italy; Middle part of Italy, including Tuscany; Naples and Sicily with Malta; Turkey in Europe; Asia; Turkey in Asia; Hindoostan; Southern Provinces of Hindoostan; China; Island of the East Indies; New South Wales, New Zealand, New Hebrides and Islands adjacent; Africa; North America; United States of America; West Indies; South America. Sml. folio, engraved title page, 2pp text, 48 maps with original hand color, 2 double-page folding maps of the World, the rest in single page, measuring approximately 9.5 x 12" (platemark). Bottom of contents page lists Wilkinson&#39;s name & address, as well as the date 1810, although the title page lists March 1st, 1809 as the publication date. Each map title includes an exact publication date including month, day and year. Original marbled boards with attractive modern brown calf spine with black and gilt title label. Boards rubbed, a touch of foxing on the original endpapers (a bit creased), but otherwise in excellent crisp condition.

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        COMMENTARIES On The LAWS Of ENGLAND In Four Books.

      Printed for A. Strahan, et al., London: 1809 - Frontis of Blackstone in Volume I, after Gainsborough's portrait of the author, engraved by J. Hall [1777]. 2 copperplate tables in Vol II: 'Table of Consanguinity', p. 202, followed the fold-out 'Table of Descents' @ p. 240. "This the last edition that was revised by Christian; his notes are printed as footnotes." [Eller]. Spine paper professionally restored (most noticable on Vol I, with the spine label partially eroded @ right edge; least on Vol IV). Vol I has some tape shadows to boards, & lacks the ffep. Period ownership signature of one "Jno Pickering" in all volumes, with tipped-in sheet of his notes to Vol IV. Occasional marginal note. Withal, a VG good set in the scarce original boards. Original boards, with paper title labels to spine. 8vo. 9" x 5-1/2". "The 15th Edition (Eller 27), with the Last Corrections of the Author; and with Notes and Additions by Edward Christian, Esq." 4 volumes (xvi, 484 [i.e., 676]; vii, [1], 520 [i.e., 667], [1], xix, [1]; vii, [1], 455 [i.e., 520], xxxiv; vii, [1], 443 [i.e., 545], [1], vii, [73]. Irregular pagination, following Blackstone's paging in margin. Includes indices. Advert last leaf of Vol IV. Untrimmed edges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [ENGRAVED PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM DRAYTON, OF SOUTH CAROLINA]

      [Charleston. 1809?].. Circular image, 5.6 cm. in diameter, on square sheet of paper. A fine copy. Charles B.J.F. de Saint-Mémin was a French emigree who came to America in 1793. In 1796 he began producing portraits using a physiognotrace, then transferring the image to an engraving using a pantograph. Each patron would receive the original, a series of engravings, and the original copper plate. Impressively true to life, Saint-Mémin&#39;s portraits were in great demand, and he executed some 900 of them, including many of the leading citizens of the republic, until he returned to France in 1810. This fine portrait is of William Drayton, not John Drayton as is sometimes asserted. Although the caption bears John Drayton&#39;s name, the portrait is of a very young man, probably in his early twenties, and could not possibly be the stout governor who was in his forties at the time. A lawyer, William Drayton (1776-1846) became a colonel in the War of 1812 and later a prominent Congressman from South Carolina, and was an opponent of nullification. Miles, ST.-MEMIN (Washington, 1994), 275.

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        A Narrative of the Campaign of the British Army in Spain, Commanded by His Excellency Lieut.-General Sir John Moore, K.B. &c.&c.&c. Authenticated by Official Papers and Original Letters, by James Moore, Esq. The Second Edition, corrected

      London: Printed for Joseph Johnson,, 1809. 4to. pp. xii, 238, 89, [i] + engraved portrait frontispiece, view of the British and French positions before Corunna, and two folding maps: Plan of the Action near Coruna and a general map of Spain and Portugal with the march of the British columns (troop movements picked out with original hand-colour, some offsetting on facing text). Light toning, a couple of ink blots and the portrait of Sir John has been idly traced on the tissue guard. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, some wear, rebacked with original spine laid down. Juvenile ownership signature of Ernest Williams above the index. Edited from Sir John Moore&#146;s papers by his younger brother James. Moore was a popular and humane commander; his death during the battle which covered the (successful) embarkation of the remnants of the British army from Spain deflected a certain amount of critiscm from the humiliations of the campaign, but at the time of publication (months after Corunna and roughly contemporary with Wellesley&#146;s first forays back into Spain via Portugal) these events were raw and controversial.

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