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        Die Wahlverwandtschaften. Erster und Zweyther Theil.

      Tübingen, Cotta 1809. - EA; 2 Bde.; marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit mit Papierrückenschild, 15,5 x 10 cm, 306 und 340 S. Bestoßungen und Bereibungen der Pappbände unauffällig restauratorisch behandelt, durchgehend, meist leicht bis mäßig stockfleckig, Titel mit kleinem Besitzerkürzel, Titel Bd.2 linksseitig etwas braunschattig (vermutlich durch eine ehemalige Beilage), insgesamt trotz der Altersmängel noch gutes und ansehnliches Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Account of the Empire of Marocco,: and the district of Suse: compiled from miscellaneous observations made during a long residence in, and various journies through, these countries. To which is added an accurate and interesting account of Timbuctoo, the great emporium of Central Africa.

      London Printed for the author by W. Bulmer & Co. 1809 - Jackson, British Consul at Mogador, reported that Mungo Park had reached Timbuktu in 1806. A very good copy bound in polished calf, neatly re-backed to style. Corners bumped. Occasional spotting and off-setting. Inner hinges strengthened with tape. First edition, 4to, pp.xvi, 287, [1, errata], 11 plates, 5 folding, 2 coloured, 2 maps, 1 folding. Armorial bookplate of Sir Joseph Verdin.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Description De l'Egypte Histoire Naturelle. Zoologie. Reptiles Pl. 6. Eryx De La Thébaïde. Eryx Du Delta. Vipère Céraste.

      Imprimerie Impériale, Paris 1809 - Gravure originale sur cuivre, dimensions 54 x 70,5 cm avec marge, 42,7 x 58,5 cm sans marge, extraite de l'Édition Impériale de la Description de l'Égypte ou Recueil des observations et recherches faites en Égypte pendant l'expédition française, publié par les ordres de Sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand. Réalisée entre 1802 et 1830 et publiée entre 1809 et 1828, elle fut tirée à 1000 exemplaires offerts aux institutions. Papier vergé au filigrane "Égypte ancienne et moderne" visible par transparence. La monumentale première édition de la Description de l'Égypte en 13 volumes comportait 892 planches dont 72 coloriées, parmi lesquelles 9 volumes concernaient l'Antiquité. Les autres volumes traitaient de l'Histoire Naturelle et de l'Égypte moderne. Cet ouvrage fut rédigé en partie par la baron Dominique Vivant-Denon, avant que ce dernier soit nommé directeur général du Musée Napoléon au Louvre. Plus de 80 artistes et 400 graveurs furent engagés pour ce projet titanesque. Planche appartenant à la série des Reptiles, dont l'étude a été réalisée par Etienne Geoffroy St Hilaire (1772-1844), zoologiste qui participa à la campagne d'Egypte en tant que spécialiste des invertébrés. Planches coloriée à la main, numérotées de 1 à 3. Détails des planches: 1 Eryx de la Thébaïde; 2 Eryx du Delta; 3 Vipère Céraste. Barraband réalisa le dessin des planches et Bouquet fit la gravure. Size: elephant in Folio

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        Guy's Porridge Pot; With the Dun Cow Roasted Whole: An Epic Poem, in Twenty-Five Books . . .

      London: Printed for the Author, 1809. 12mo, recent half brown calf, contemporary marbled paper boards, red morocco label, gilt rules and lettering. ¶ An anonymously published literary and political poetical lampoon on the influential Samuel Parr and his circle, attributed to Robert Eyres Landor (1781-1869), the younger brother of Walter Savage Landor. The first edition was published a year earlier, and this second edition is expanded by Landor's response to an attack on the first edition in the form of a poetical satire entitled "The Dun Cow" - which was anonymously written by his brother Walter Savage, a friend and admirer of Samuel Parr who found Guy's Porridge Pot offensive. Little did the brothers know that they were at literary loggerheads. ¶ Robert Eyres Landor was a talented poet, playwright and novelist (his anonymously published poem The Count Arezzi, 1824, was originally attributed to Byron), but he preferred the quiet life of the country parsonage. Some light stains and minor foxing; margins a little narrow; very good copy. Uncommon.

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        British family antiquity; illustrative of the origin and progress of the rank, honours, and personal merit, of the nobility of the United Kingdom. 9 Volume set.

      London, T. Reynolds and H. Grace 1809 - Nine quarto volumes. Modern oatmeal cloth, brown leather spine labels. 24 of 45 plates, Frontis in Volume I and VI. Scattered foxing. Heavy foxing to the 12 plates in Volume I. Upper 2/3 of final index page in Vol. VI lacking. One pages loose from binding, torn and soiled. Playfair's "British Family Antiquities "was candidly designed 'to prove the merit and utility of a hereditary race of nobles' All in all, he wished to refute the altogether mistaken claim that noble families 'were inferior to the other classes of society' in particular the middle class."(Dror Wahrman, The Middle Class: The Political Representation of Class in Britain). Contents: v. 1-2. The peerage of England.--v. 3. The peerage of Scotland.--v. 4-5. The peerage of Ireland.--v. 6-7. The baronetage of England.--v. 8. The baronetage of Scotland.--v. 9. The baronetage of Ireland. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Espagne, fait dans les années 1786 et 1787

      first edition, very rare, without the atlas. Translated from English on the second edition by Pictet-Mallet. Bindings in full flamed swan from the time. Smooth backs decorated with 2 different irons, castors and a large box to the grotesque. Parts of title in red morocco, and of tomaison in black morocco. Heads of volumes 2 and 3 partially wiped out; A slight lack in the tail of the volume 3. The lower joint of volume 1, largely narrowly split; Upper bit of the split volume 2 at the head and tail. Friction. Good copy. Dentu Paris 1809 In-8 (12,5x20,2cm) (4) iv (4) 401pp. (3) et (4) 398pp. (2) et (4) 379pp. (1) 3 volumes reliés

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        Discurso do Immortal Guilherme Pit. Pronunciado poucos annos antes do seu falecimento, no Parlamento Imperial dos Reinos Unidos da Gram Bretanha e Irlanda. Contém relexões e prognosticos dignos da perpetua lembrança dos veneradores deste Grande homem de estado.

      Lisbon, Na Impressao Regia, (1809). - 4°, disbound. Woodcut Portuguese royal arms on title page. Portrait shaved at lower margin, affecting more than half of final line of text reading "Primeiro Ministro da Gram Bretanha." Overall in good to very good condition. Manuscript ink pagination: 375-390. (1 l. half title), 12 pp., (1 blank l.), folding engraved frontispiece portrait. *** Second [?] Edition in Portuguese of this speech of the Right Hon. William Pitt in Parliament on Thursday, January 31, 1799. The engraved portrait, dated 1809, is signed by Fontes (Constantino de Fontes, 1777-ca. 1840). In the foreground of the portrait is a fanciful map in which the words "Mar de India", "India", "Goa", "Angola", "Beng", and "Macao" can be read. An edition whose title begins Plano sabio . printed at Lisbon: Typografia Lacerdina, 1808, does not contain a portrait. Pages 8-12 of the speech discuss, with amazing foresight, the moving of the seat of the Portuguese empire to Brazil. Pitt predicts the founding of a large city, Nova Lisboa, in the interior of Brazil, with roads connecting it to Porto Bello, Cayenne, Rio de Janeiro, Olinda, Callao, Grão Pará, the Amazon, Rio de la Plata, Bahia, etc. The Portuguese and British empires would be linked by a common commercial policy. Pitt's idea of founding a Nova Lisboa in the interior of Brazil was recalled when President Kubitschek began campaigning for a new Brazilian capital. Hence Pitt foretold not only the removal of the Portuguese court to Rio de Janeiro in 1808, but the founding of Brasilia in the twentieth century.*** Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 677. Ayres Magalhães de Sepúlveda, Dicionário bibliográfico da Guerra Peninsular III, 61. Biblioteca Pública de Braga, Catálogo do Fundo Barca-Oliveira, p. 193 (but without mention of the half title, portrait, or final blank leaf). JCB, Portuguese and Brazilian Books 809/14. Not in Rodrigues. Porbase locates four copies of the present edition, one in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, and three in the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Copac cites a single copy, at Oxford University. Not located in Hollis or Orbis. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Antrag zur Erstattung von Kriegsausgaben signiert von Ambrose Serle, Sirt Courteneay Bolye und John Harness

       1809. Handschriftlicher Brief mit der Bitte um Erstattung von Kriegskosten / Reparaturen Sir, The Nestor Transport 203 Tours arrived at Yarmouth from a Flushing with empty Water-Casks on board, having received damage by being orderted alongside His Majesty\'s Ship Amethyst in the Scheldt, we have to request that you will hasten her Repairs, that she may proceed with another supply of Water for that Destination. We have the honor as to be, Sir, your most obedient humble servants, Ambrose Serle, John Harness, Sir Courtenay BoyleLifelong authenticity guarantee!Ambrose Serle (1742–1812)[1] was an English official, diarist and writer of Christian prose and hymns. Serle was born on 30 August 1742, and entered the Royal Navy. In 1764, while living in or near London, Serle became a friend of William Romaine. Other friends of his among the evangelicals were John Thornton, John Newton, Augustus Toplady, and Legh Richmond.[2]When William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth became Secretary of State for the Colonies in 1772, Serle was appointed one of his under-secretaries, and in January 1776 he was made clerk of reports. He went to America in 1774, and accompanied the British Army from 1776 to 1778.[2] In 1776 William Tryon gave him control of the political section of the New-York Gazette, which he held from September 1776 to July 1777.[3]On returning from America in 1780 Serle settled at Heckfield, Hampshire. In 1795 he was a commissioner of the transport service and the care of prisoners of war, and was reappointed in 1803 and 1809.[2]Serle died on 1 August 1812, and was buried in the churchyard at Broadwater, West Sussex. He was married, and a daughter Jane (1780–1792) was Mrs. Romaine\'s goddaughter.[2]Works[edit] Serle was the author of Americans Against Liberty (1775), a pamphlet published anonymously that defended the British Empire as a rightful and just government, arguing against the rebellious American colonists on religious grounds.[4][5][6] It also criticizes the American colonists as ene... Napoleonische Kriege, Royal Navy, Kriegsmarine Grossbritannien, Nestor, Amethyst, Autogramm, autograph autographe, unterschrift, signature signiert signed original signe

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        Antrag zur Erstattung von Kriegsausgaben signiert von Ambrose Serle, Sirt Courteneay Bolye und John Harness

      1809 - Handschriftlicher Brief mit der Bitte um Erstattung von Kriegskosten / Reparaturen Sir, The Nestor Transport 203 Tours arrived at Yarmouth from a Flushing with empty Water-Casks on board, having received damage by being orderted alongside His Majesty's Ship Amethyst in the Scheldt, we have to request that you will hasten her Repairs, that she may proceed with another supply of Water for that Destination. We have the honor as to be, Sir, your most obedient humble servants, Ambrose Serle, John Harness, Sir Courtenay Boyle Lifelong authenticity guarantee! Ambrose Serle (1742–1812)[1] was an English official, diarist and writer of Christian prose and hymns. Serle was born on 30 August 1742, and entered the Royal Navy. In 1764, while living in or near London, Serle became a friend of William Romaine. Other friends of his among the evangelicals were John Thornton, John Newton, Augustus Toplady, and Legh Richmond.[2] When William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth became Secretary of State for the Colonies in 1772, Serle was appointed one of his under-secretaries, and in January 1776 he was made clerk of reports. He went to America in 1774, and accompanied the British Army from 1776 to 1778.[2] In 1776 William Tryon gave him control of the political section of the New-York Gazette, which he held from September 1776 to July 1777.[3] On returning from America in 1780 Serle settled at Heckfield, Hampshire. In 1795 he was a commissioner of the transport service and the care of prisoners of war, and was reappointed in 1803 and 1809.[2] Serle died on 1 August 1812, and was buried in the churchyard at Broadwater, West Sussex. He was married, and a daughter Jane (1780–1792) was Mrs. Romaine's goddaughter.[2] Works[edit] Serle was the author of Americans Against Liberty (1775), a pamphlet published anonymously that defended the British Empire as a rightful and just government, arguing against the rebellious American colonists on religious grounds.[4][5][6] It also criticizes the American colonists as ene. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 20 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        [Wrapper-title in Russian followed on the same page by:] Traité de paix entre la Russie et la Suède.[Imprint in Russian only:] St Petersburg, Senate Printing Office, 1809. Folio (32.5 x 21 cm). Peace treaty between Russia and Sweden in Russian and French in 2 parallel columns in cyrillic (left) and roman (right) types. Loose bifolia in the original publisher's printed paper wrapper.

      KVK & WorldCat (2 copies); not in Descamps & Renault, Recueil international des traités du XIXe siècle. Third copy located of the first edition, in Russian and French, of a peace treaty negotiated for Tsar Alexander I of Russia and King Karl XIII of Sweden at Hamina, Finland (Friedrichshamn in Swedish) on 17 September 1809 (5 September by the Julian calendar used in Russia until the Revolution), and ratified by Tsar Alexander I at St Petersburg on 1[/13] October. The treaty ended the Finnish War (February 1808-September 1809) between Russia and Sweden. Russia had been allied with Sweden until 1801, when Alexander I sealed an alliance with Napoleon against the advice of his foreign minister, Count Fyodor Rostopchin. When the Anglo-Russian War broke out in 1807, Tsar Alexander demanded that King Gustav Adolf close the Baltic Sea to foreign warships in accordance with the old treaties. When he failed to do so, blaming the French occupation of Baltic ports, Russia invaded and quickly swept through Sweden's Finnish-speaking territories east of the Gulf of Bothnia. As the Russian army prepared to cross the frozen Gulf into Sweden proper, a coup in Stockholm deposed Gustav Adolf for the military debacle and put his uncle on the throne as King Karl XIII. Karl quickly sued for peace, but had to give up the Finnish territories, which became the Grand Duchy of Finland under the Russian Tsar, more or less setting the borders of today's Finland. In very good condition, with only very minor stains and foxing in the wrapper and the fore-edge of the last leaf, and only slightly trimmed, retaining the tranchefiles and with the watermark date along the edge unshaved except in one sheet. Formerly folded horizontally and vertically. Third known copy of the first edition (in Russian and French) of the 1809 Treaty of Hamina, establishing the modern Finnish state.

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        A Geometrical Survey of the City of Alexandria.

      London: William Miller. 1st March 1809 - Engraved double page map overall c 55 x 890 cm. Some creasing from original folds.

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        Neueste Kunde der Schweiz und Italiens. Nach ihrem jetzigen Zustande aus den besten Quellen dargestellt. Mit Charten und Kupfern. (Sammlung:) ?Neueste Länder- und Völkerkunde. Ein geographisches Lesebuch für alle Stände? Bd. 5: Helvetien oder die Schweiz, und Italien.

      Prag, in der Diesbachischen Buchhandlung ( Diesbach ), 1809, - in-8vo, 1 Bl. (Titelbl.) + 578 S. (inkl. Reihentitel m. gestochener Vignette) + 3 gel. grenzkolorierten Karten + 24 nummerierten Ansichten u. Plänen + 2 zus. nicht im Verzeichniss erwähnten Ansichten, (Insgesamt 29 Ansichten, Plänen u. Karten), H.-Leder d. Zeit mit Ecken, Schwarz-Leder Rückenschild, etwas Rückenvergoldung, Vorsätze etwas leimschattig, insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar. Ausserordentlich selten komplett. Exemplar mit 2 zusatzlichen Ansichten die nur der Seiten nummer tragen (Rheinfall, und gr. St.-Berhard). Inventar der Tafeln sowie Eingebunden: (Schweiz- Savoyen): A) ?Charte von der Schweiz, nach ihrer jeziger Eintheilung / 1) Das Eismeer. (gef.) / 2) Ansicht des Mont-Blanc (Gef.) / 3) Schweizer National Trachten (Emmenthal - Bern - Schöflisdorf - Wenthal - Merischwand - Unterwalden) (gef.) / 4) Schweizer National Trachten (Uri - Schwyz - Buonass - Prettigau - Gemsen Jäger -gef.) / Ohne n° (S. 85) Der Rheinfall bey Schaffhausen / 7) Habsbourg / 5) Ansicht des Thales zwischen dem Rigi und Ruffiberg vor dem Einsturz des letztern am 2. September 1806 / 6) Idem: Ansicht nach dem Einsturz (Bergsturz) / 8) Die Teufelsbrücke / 9) Der Wasserfall Rotzloch genannt / 10) Der Wasserfall Staubbach mit der Ansicht des Schweizer Mittelgebirgs / 11) Plan von Bern (gef.) / Ohne n° (S.158) Der grosse St. Bernhardsberg // (Karte Italien) B): grand Carte dépl. Italien 1809 / 12) Italienische National-Trachten (gef.) / 13) Idem (gef.) / 15) Die Festung Mantua / 16) Ansicht der Seestadt Spalatre / 14) Plan von Venedig (gr. Falttaf.) / 17) Der Markusplatz zu Venedig / 18) Die St. Peters-Kirche mit dem Vatikan zu Rom / 20) Neapel von der Seeseite / Ohne n° (= 19) Plan von Neapel Prag 1809 (dépl.) / 21) Die grotte von Posilippo / 22) Die Insel Ischia / C): Charte von Sicilien und Malta (gr. gef. Karte) / 23) Die Stadt Catania mit dem Berg Aetna / Ohne n° (= 24): Crater des Aetna im Jahre 1785 (gef.). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Vgl. Wäber III, 2 und 54; Engelmann, Bibl. geogr. 50 und 915; Perret -; Bellani -. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Description de L'Égypte, ou Recueil des Observations et des Recherches qui ont été Faites en Égypte Pendant l´Expédition de l´Armée Francaise, Publié par les Ordres de Sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand. Antiquités, Mémoires. Tome Premier.

      Bok. L´Imprimerie Impériale, Paris 1809. (6)+206+(2) pp. Folio. Sewn as issued, with original marbled covers. Uncut edges. This is book three, volume I in the first edition ("Imperial Edition") of the work "Description de l´Égypte" which consists of 23 parts (1809-1822). Ex-libris [Bibl. Hammer]. Spine somewhat worn, especially at edges, lower spine-end missing. Title label worn. Back cover with a large damp-stain. Pp. 55-62, 137-142 with pale damp-stains at the margins, but overall the pages are very clean. Binding tight. Condition Very Good +. French hylla: 308

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        Histoire Chevaleresque des Maures de Grenade,: traduite de l'Espanol de Gines Perez de Hita, precedee de quelques reflexions sur les Musulmans d'Espagne, avec des notes historiques et litteraires; par A.M. Sane.

      Paris Cerioux Jeune & H. Nicolle 1809 - A very good copy bound in later (circa 1900) half calf, marbled boards. Spine a little rubbed and age-darkened. Faint dampstain to margin of a few pages. First French edition Two volumes bound in one, pp.lviii, 288; 292.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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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

      Printed for J. Johnson ., London 1809 - Two volumes Half folio. rebound in three-quarter red morocco over marbled boards, spines with raised bands, lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With the bookplate of noted book collector Mary MacMillin Norton. This antique set is based on the 1569 work A Chronicle at Large, and Meere History of the Affayres of Englande and Kinges of the Same, published during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. First few leaves, terminal few leaves and endpapers with slight foxing and browning, spines a tad sunned, else fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bürger-Militär Almanach für das Königreich Baiern 1809.

      Mchn., Fleischmann, (1809). 17 x 11 cm. 8 Bl. Kalendarium, 256 S. Mit gestoch. Titel und Porträt-Frontispiz, 4 gestoch. Tafeln mit Ansichten und 4 altkolorierten Kostümkupfern, 1 mehf. gefalt. Holschnitt-Ansicht und 1 mehrf. gefalt. gestoch. Stadtplan. Spätere Lwd. mit Rtit. Köhring 75; Lipperheide Qdc 5; Lentner 5644: \"Äusserst selten! - Die brilliant kolorierten Militärkostüm-Kupfer sind hochinteressant und von Wert\". - Mit den gesuchten dekorativen Ansichten (meist von P.J. Laminit) von München, Augsburg, Nürnberg und Innsbruck. Das Porträt-Frontispiz (gestochen von Hess) zeigt den bayerischen Außenminister Maximilian Joseph Freiherr von Montgelas (1759-1838). Mit der seltenen Ansicht von München in Holzschnitt und dem seltenen Stadtplan (Radierung) von Tobias Volckmer (1586-1659). - Die Beiträge sind zumeist genealogischer, historischer oder militärischer Natur, so z.B. über Bevölkerung der Staaten, Volksmenge von 307 Städten, über Erfindung der Buchdrucker- Formschneider und Kupferstecher-Kunst, Einführung des Pferderennens in Bayern etc. - Nur minimal fleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Militaria

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        The Yankey in London, Being the First Part of a Series of Letters Written by an American Youth, During Nine Months' Residence in the City of London . . . Volume I [all published].

      New York: Printed and Published by Isaac Riley, 1809. 12mo, 19th century dark red quarter morocco, marbled paper sides, gilt rules, decorations and lettering. ¶ An epistolary fictional account of an American in London, who writes to his friends in New England and comments on national traits, fashions, literature and language, including letters specifically on famous English literary forgers and London booksellers. Tyler succeeded in keeping The Yankey in London anonymous, even apparently from his publishers. See Thomas Tanselle's Royall Tyler (Harvard University Press, 1967), pages 189-205. Title-page torn in the lower and outer margins without loss; considerable foxing and stains; a good, well bound copy.

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        La Clemenza di Tito. Dramma in due Atti, messe in Musica da W. A. Mozart. / Titus - Oper in zwei Akten. Partitur. Preis 6 Rthlr. PN: 620.

      Leipzig, Breitkopf und Härtel ca. 1809. - gestochenes Titelblatt, 107 gestochene Seiten (Partitur vollständig, jedoch ohne die für den Erstdruck angegebenen Seiten "Verzeichnis der Gesänge" und Libretto), Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild und Stempeln (entwidmet), Einband berieben und bestoßen, Papier teils fleckig / gebräunt und vereinzelt mit schwachem alten Wasserrand, das letzte Blatt mit fachmännisch hinterlegten Fehlstellen (kein Notenverlust), ansonsten ordentlich erhalten, Text in italienisch und deutsch, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 4°. (Hochformat), etwas späterer marmorierter Pappband, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Travels of Capts. Lewis & Clarke (Clark), By Order 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

      Philadlephia: Hubbard Lester, 1809. First Edition. Full-Leather. Poor. First edition of the "apocrypha edition" with a fragment of the folding map; small octavo, 300 pages; 5 engraved plates. Bound in contemporary calf, red leather label on spine. Light browning throughout, front board detached; plates hand-colored, by an amateur.

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        Ludwig van Beethoven - Briefwechsel Gesamtausgabe - Band 1 - 7 1783-1827

      Band 1-6 Briefe Band 7 Register Zwei historische Pläne der Stadt Wien 1809 und 1824 fast wie neu

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        Examen de l'action de quelques végétaux, sur la moëlle épinière ; lu à l'Institut le 24 avril 1809.

      (Paris), 1809. ____ Première édition. Expériences faites par Magendie and Raffeneau-Delile à partir de l'extrait d'un végétal nommé à Java, upas tieuté, de la noix vomitive et de la fève de Saint-Ignace. Tiré à part du 'Nouveau bulletin scientifique de la Société philomatique'. DSB 9, 8 : "In a series of ingenious experiments on various animals, [Magendie and Raffeneau-Delile] studied the toxic action of several drugs of vegetable origin, particulary of upas, nux vomica, and St-Ignatius' s bean. As Olmsted observes, theses experiments mark the beginning of modern pharmacology." Bon exemplaire. *-------*. In-8. [216 x 135 mm] Collation : 22 pp. Broché, couverture muette de l'époque.

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        The Danube: its history, scenery, and topography. Splendidly illustrated, from sketches taken on the spot, by Abresch, and drawn by W. H. BARTLETT. (Gest. Tit.: The Danube. Illustrated in a Series of Views taken Expressly for this Work by W. H. BARTLETT).

      4. Typogr. Tit., IV, 236 S. Mit 1 Stahlst.-Porträt des Verf. als Front., 1 gest. Tit. (m. gr. Vign.), 2 Karten u. 80 Ansichten in Stahlst. auf Taf. sowie zahlr. Textillustr. in Holzst. Blauer Ln.-Bd. d. Zt. m. reichen, z. Tl. figuralen Verz. in Gold- u. Blindpräg. (Rü.tit.: The Bosphorus and Danube). Kanten u. Kapitale stärker berieben, Ecken bestoßen, durchgeh. Wasserrand in ob. Ecke (außerhalb der Abbildung), Taf. z. Tl. stockfleckig, Text durchgeh. leicht gebräunt. Nebehay/Wagner I, 82. Komplette Ausgabe dieses gesuchten, reich illustrierten Donau-Ansichtenwerkes. Mit reizvollen Veduten des britischen Illustrators William Henry Bartlett (1809-1854), der sich vor allem der damals noch jungen Technik des Stahlstichs bediente und dessen Werke sich durch ein hohes Maß an Feingefühl und Detailgenauigkeit auszeichnen. Für seine Landschaftsstiche arbeitete er nicht wie die meisten seiner Kollegen nach Skizzen, sonder reiste immer selbst zu den entsprechenden Orten. So besuchte er Nordamerika, den Nahen Osten und zahlreiche europäische Länder. - Mit Ansichten v. Ulm (5), Regensburg (5), Budapest, Passau (4), Linz, Grein, Melk, Aggstein, Greifenstein, Wien (10), Pressburg, Melk, Belgrad, Ruschtschuk, Sulina etc. und den Karten vom Donaulauf bzw. vom Schwarzen Meer. Auch die hübschen Textholzschnitte zeigen Trachten sowie Ansichten kleinerer Ortschaften (vor allem im Oberlauf), von denen kaum gestochene Blätter existieren (z.B. Tuttlingen, Sigmaringen, Geissingen).

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        A Biographical Dictionary, Containing a Brief Account of the First Settlers, and Other Eminent Characters Among the Magistrates, Ministers, Literary and Worthy Men, in New-England.

      Salem: Cushing and Appleton, 1809. viii, 511, (1) pp Long on ministers and Harvard grads, but a useful source for now-obscure figures from early American history, including more than a few sailors and soldiers. Bound in original full calf with spine label, and the personal bookplate of legendary bookseller, F.M. O'Brien of Portland, Maine. Pages tanned, but very good condition

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        On Aerial Navigation.

      W. Stratford for W. Nicholson, London 1809 - In: Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and Arts (Nicholson's). Vol. 24, 1809, pp. 164-174 and 1 engraved plate; vol. 25, 1810, pp. 81-87 and 161-173 and 2 engraved plates. London: W. Stratford for W. Nicholson. 8vo (205 x 130 mm). Entire volumes: viii, 384, [8] pp., 10 engraved plates (3 folding); viii, 384, [8] pp, 9 engraved plates (1 folding). Contemporary calf, rebacked, spines with gilt-lettered morocco labels (light rubbing, original endpapers browned in outer margins), red-dyed edges. Protected in custom-made clamshell box. Internally only very little browned, occasional very minor spotting. Provenance: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (bookplate "Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons" to each front pastedown). A fine set of these rare journal volumes. ---- PMM 263, Norman 423, Gibbs-Smith pp. 5-9, Hodgson pp. 345-349 - FIRST EDITION, journal issue (part 1 of 2 only), OF THE FIRST AND GREATEST CLASSIC OF AVIATION HISTORY, LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE SCIENCE OF AERODYNAMICS. In 1799 Cayley made an important breakthrough in aerial navigation by separating the system of thrust from the system of lift. Earlier experiments with flight had been preoccupied with using flapping wings to give both thrust and lift, but in his research Cayley successfully experimented with a combination of rigid wings for lift and a paddle mechanism for thrust. In 1804, he flew successfully the first of his fixed-wing gliders. He has been called "the true inventor of the aeroplane and one of the most powerful geniuses in the history of aviation", and was motivated by the thought, as he put it himself, that "an uninterrupted navigable ocean, that comes to the threshold of every man's door, ought not to be neglected as a source of human gratification and advantage" (PMM 263). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Don Sebastian, or the House of Braganza

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, London 1809 - A fine rare set of four volumes by Anna Maria Porter, b1780-d1832 . She was the daughter of surgeon in the Irish army who died young, her mother struggeled to bring her, her sister & brother up but the girls became authors and the brother an artist of some note. Vol 1, 358 pp, vol 2 , 303pp, vol, 3, 303pp. vol 4, 320pp. All in lovely condition with tan leather spine and corners black title & vol label gilt tiltes, ruling & bands, boards a duck egg blue with tiny gold flecks. (Charming book plate in each volume of Margaret Rutledge Nee Bruen she was married to the Rev Francis Ruttledge rector of Kilmaine Co Mayo Ireland ) RARE. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigh. Schriftstück mit Unterschrift "le Maréchal Duc de Tarente MacDonald".

      Graz 3 11 1809 - 2 Seiten, gr-8 (Doppelblatt). Anordnungen betreffend den Einsatz französischer Kontingente in der Steiermark bzw. Untersteiermark mit Erwähnung zahlreicher Örtlichkeiten (Marburg, Friedau, Radkersburg, Wildon, Ehrenhausen, Cilly u. a.) ". elles Sont Specialement destinées à assurer la libre Circulation de la grande route, à Escorter les Convois de malades de Station, en Station d'Etapes, Enfin à proteger les paysans, leur chevaux et voitures contre toute Violence. l'officier Comm[an]d[an]t la Companie Etablie . Le Fera reconnaitre par le Délégué du Commissaire du gouvernem[en]t de la Styrie chargé personnellement de ce Service . et que ce Service marche . ainsi qu'il est Convenu, avec le Commissaire plenipotentaire chargé du gouvernement de l'autriche interieure ." Die Franzosen waren bereits seit 1797 mehrmals in der Steiermark eingedrungen. Im Krieg von 1809 wurde MacDonald von Napoleon mit dem Oberbefehl über den rechten Flügel des Vizekönigs Eugène in Oberitalien betraut. Er drang über die Piave nach Slowenien vor und besetzte im Mai Graz. Wenige Wochen später trug er mit seinen Truppen wesentlich zum Sieg bei Deutsch-Wagram bei und wurde dafür zum Maréchal d’Empire und Herzog von Tarent ernannt. Im Friedensvertrag von Schönbrunn (14. Oktober) wurde die Schleifung der Grazer Festung vereinbart; am 15. November begannen die Sprengungen. MacDonalds Erinnerungen erschienen posthum 1892.

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        Carta del Regno di Sicilia Ricavata dall'Originale Carta del Barone di Schmettau.

      Palermo 1809 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1809-10. Grande carta murale in 4 fogli, da unire. Piccoli restauri e abrasioni al foglio 1 (in alto a sinistra), per il resto in ottimo sttao di conservazione. Si tratta della prima carta ufficiale della Sicilia, ovvero prodotta da un ente di Stato: l’Officio Topografico dello Stato Maggiore, che si legge nel cartiglio. L’ente, istituito nel 1807, era preposto al rilevamento e alla realizzazione di carte topografiche e militari. Nel 1808 fu approvata la proposta di realizzazione di una carta topografica basata su un nuovo rilievo, sotto la guida dell’astronomo Piazzi, direttore dell’Osservatorio astronomico di Palermo. Contrasti tra i civili e i militari anche sulle finalità della carta portarono ad abbandonare l’idea di una nuova carta rilevata sul terreno, e si preferì una "riconoscenza militare del regno" appoggiandosi alla cartografia già esistente, cioè alla carta di Schmettau del 1719-21. Così, nel giro di un paio di anni fu possibile allestire una carta dell’isola in quattro fogli, a una scala leggermente maggiore di quella delle carte a stampa di Schmetteau. Di queste riprende anche il sistema di coordinate, che viene solo marginalmente corretto da una indicazione che compare sul primo foglio, ove in alto al centro è indicato un segmento del meridiano 31, spostato verso oriente di circa 5 primi, con la scritta "Merdiano corretto". La carta fu incisa sotto la guida di Tommaso Lomastro, capo incisore dell’Officio, da Pietro Weingher, Ferdinando Morghen e da Raffaele Lombardo per i caratteri. Il grande cartiglio con il titolo del primo foglio è una copia fedele di quello utilizzato da Paolo Santini per la carta dell’Inghilterra inserita nel suo Atlas Universel del 1776. È curioso notare come il carattere scelto dai responsabili dell’Officio sia stato tratto dalla tavola che rappresentava la potenza straniera sulle quali erano fondate le sorti del regno di Sicilia. Una lunga legenda di "segni e abbreviature", incisa su una lapide marmorea posta tra i ruderi di una improbabile antichità siciliana, descrive con mola cura le città nelle varie dimensioni e forme, porti mercantili, mulini, strade. Scheda tratta da: Valerio-Spagnolo, Sicilia 1477-1861 la collezione Spagnolo-Patermo, p. 582, n. 292 Dufour/La Gumina p. 253, 316; La collezione Spagnolo-Patermo, p. 582, 292. Dimensioni 1230 925mm

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        (A very scarce Children's Guide to Armory Halls). - Das Zeughaus. Eine Abbildung und Beschreibung aller Waffen, Instrumente und Geräthschaften, welche im Kriege gebraucht und im Zeughaus aufbewahrt werden. Ein Bilderbuch für die Jugend, die sich einen Begriff von den Kriegswissenschaften machen will. Mit 25 colorierten Kupfertafeln. Printed in Dresden with Carl Gottlob Gärtner.

      Published in Pirna by Carl August Friese, s.d. (1809/10).. Duodezimo. Recent, but professionally executed gilt half calf in contemporary style with marbled boards and gilt title lable to spine. 4 ff., pp. (9)-162, 2 ff., with 25 handcolored engraved plates, two of which fold-out. Some insignificant thumbing in a few places. A fine copy. Very scarce. Only two complete copies could be traced through KVK and Worldcat as of April 2016: Brown University (RI), and Saxon State Library Dresden. Two further holdings of incomplete copies in Berlin and Halle. – Beautifully illustrated educational handbook in the tradition of the ‘Prinzenliteratur', and in that comparable to the famous ‘Geöffneter Ritterplatz', but exclusively directed to the youngest of the nobility. Explains the general equipment of armies as it can be discovered in arsenals, but gives information also on certain national armed forces of the Napoleonic era and a few shorter historical excurses on armorial history.

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        A Dictionary Persian, Hindoostanee and English; including Synonyma.

      Calcutta: Printed at the Hindoostanee Press, by T. Hubbard, 1809 - 2 volumes, quarto (234 151 mm). Contemporary streaked calf, new red morocco labels to style, compartments formed by single gilt rules. A little rubbed, particularly at the extremities, now with some judicious restoration at the joints, corners and headcaps, light tan-burn to the endpapers, pale browning else, a very good set. First edition. "Gladwin was a man of wide intellectual interests – he accumulated a remarkable library – and with a passion for learning languages and for making translations, above all from Persian. He published a large number of his translations. In 1775 he produced a specimen of a 'vocabulary' of words in various Asian languages, a project that he was later to realize in several different formats [this] stream of publications making him the most frequently published author in late 18th-century Calcutta. Gladwin was responsible for dictionaries and vocabularies, translations of Persian histories, collections of stories and revenue accounts, treatises on medicine and rhetoric, and a Persian version of an abridgement of the biblical history None of this activity is likely to have been lucrative. Gladwin confessed to spending heavily in acquiring manuscripts. Publication costs in India were notoriously high and the market was very restricted. Success depended largely on the willingness of the East India Company to purchase multiple copies" (ODNB). With the armorial bookplates of physicist and university administrator Coutts Trotter (1837–1887) to the front pastedowns. Trotter had studied experimental physics under Helmholtz and Kirchoff in Germany, but is best known for "the indubitable improvements effected the administration of Cambridge during his short academic career. 'In fact, what was sometimes called in jest "the Trotterization of the University" was so complete that he had come to be regarded as indispensable'. Besides pamphlets on university topics, he published little, though his researches were extensive" (ODNB). Decidedly uncommon, Copac recording just five copies (British Library, Royal Asiatic society, Oxford, Cambridge and TCD), OCLC adding eight more world-wide; just two sets recorded at auction. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Memorias sobre las Observaciones astronomicas, hechas por los Navegantes espanoles en distintos Lugares del Globo; las quales han servido de Fundamento para la Formacion de las Cartas de Marear publicadas por la Direccion de trabajos Hidrograficos de Madrid. 2 Tomos. (5 Parts). 1. Discurso los Progressos y Estado actuel de la Hidrografia en Espana, por Don Luis Maria de Salazar. 2. Memoria Primera. Observaciones practicadas en las Costas de Espana y Africa, y en las del Mar mediterraneo, Islas Canarias y de los Azores; con un Appendice...del Reyno. 3. Memoria Secunda. Observaciones practicadas en las Costas de Continente de América y sus Islas desde Montevideo por el Cabo de Hornos;.... con un Apéndice en que se de Razon de varias Observaciones astronómicas y fisicas, hechas en un Viage por el Interior de la América meridional, y de las Executadas en Ambos hemisferios con un Péndulo invariable. 4. memoria Tercera. Observaciones practicadas en las Islas Marianas y Filipinas, en la Nueva Hollandia, y en el Archipiélago de los Amigos; con un Apéndice... de los Mares orientales. 5. Memoria Quarta. Contiene las Observaciones astronómicas practicadas en Puerto Rico, lla Guayra, Cartagena de Indias, La Havana y veracruz, para la exacta Colocacion de Estos Lugares; precididas de una sucinta Noticia de los Trabajos hidrográficos ya executados en las Islas de Barlovento y Antillas, en las Costas de Tierra-Firme, y en el Seno mexicano.

      Madrid, En la Imprenta Real, 1809. 4to. Bound in 2 contemp. full mottled calf. Richly gilt spines. Gilt borders on covers. Slightly rubbed along edges. Vol.I: (4),(4),170;VII,184;XXXII,224 pp. - Vol. II: XX,199;V,320 pp. Wide-margined, very clean and fine, printed on good paper. Some collation listing 4 or 5 plates - these are missing here. (Sabin mentions none). Scarce first edition. Here Espinosa y Tello published the astronomical and geodesic observations made during the Malaspina expedition, containing the first, but abridged, narrative of the voyage, incorporating the surveying the coasts of America. This narrative was translated into Russian and published by Admiral Adam von Krusenstern St. Petersburg in 1815. - Sabin, 22905.

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        Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire et à l'établissement du magnétisme animal 2° édition - et Suite des mémoires pour servir à ... du magnétisme animal.

      Paris, Cellot, 1809, 2 parties in 8°, de 246pp-1f.bl, & 259pp., (ex. sans le f. blanc), relié en 2 vol. cart. moderne papier bleu genre ancien, restauration en marge int. du premier et dernier f., qq. coins cornés, lég. mouillure en marge. Seconde édition augmentée d'une suite. C'est dans la 1ere édition de cet ouvrage important, parue en 1784, que le Marquis de Puységur, élève de Mesmer, fit connaître la découverte qu'il venait de faire des phénomènes qu'il désigna sous le nom de somnambulisme artificiel. Dans la Suite des mémoires, il observe ici les modifications de conscience en état de sommeil magnétique, ce qui ouvrira la voie à la notion "d'inconscient", et observe aussi le phénomène de dépendance du sujet magnétisé par rapport au magnétiseur. Il donne aussi la description des techniques que Mesmer refusait de révéler. ¶ Caillet 2273 - Dorbon 699 - Barrucand 299 - Crabtree 105 "a work of great significance for the modern history of psychology..." - Ellenberger à la découverte de l'inconscient p.60

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        Vue Générale Du Port De La Ville de Gènes

      Parigi 1809 - Veduta della città tratta dalla prima edizione del "Palais, Maison et Vues d'Italie, mesurès et dessinés par. P. Clochar, Architecte", opera pubblicata a Parigi nel 1809 e contennete vedute incise da Bence e Clochar. Delineato su carta vergata, finemente colorato a mano, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensioni 930 340mm [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyages and Travels to India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt, in the years 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805, and 1806.

      London: Printed for William Miller, 1809 - 3 volumes, quarto (300 x 238 mm) original boards with near contemporary sheep reback, red morocco labels to spines. A little rubbed, hinges repaired, some plates with short splits at the fore-edge, 2 plates torn without loss and repaired, but overall very good. Half-titles, 3 engraved vignette headpieces, 69 plates, maps and plans, 11 of them folding, including a 2 large maps of the Red Sea area, "from the Straits of Bab-el-mandeb to Salaka," & "From Salaka to Suez." First edition, one of 50 large paper copies. "This work contains much information of a novel and important kind It was read through the press by Mr. Salt, who was Secretary and Draughtsman to Lord Valentia" (Lowndes). Henry Salt supplied all the drawings upon which the plates are based and in the same year, 1809, published a series of hand-coloured aquatints under his own name entitled Twenty-Four Views in St Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt. Valentia's was the first British mission to Abyssinia, sent to conclude an alliance to obtain a port on the Red Sea in case Napoleonic France should seize Egypt, and was important in opening Abyssinia to the West. Abbey 515; Brunet V, 1034; Howgego I, E19; Lowndes IV pp.2747-48. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Codice di commercio dell'Impero Francese adottato nel Regno di Napoli per ordine di S. M. Edizione originale e sola uffiziale

      Stamperia Simoniana, Napoli 1809 - Vecchia traccia d'appartenenza al frontespizio VIII + 184 p. in-8

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        Collection of Letters from General Hiram G. Berry to his friend and political ally - Hannibal Hamlin, Vice President of the United States, 1862-1863

      Twenty-two autograph letters, signed by Berry to Hamlin, plus two copies of letters of recommendation by Generals Heintzleman and Hooker, twenty four letters total, 56 pages, octavo and quarto, in very good clean and legible condition. These letters were in the possession of the Hamlin family until their recent sale at auction.This rich and frank series of letters between Berry and his political ally Hannibal Hamlin1 (1809-1891), Lincoln's first Vice President, could have been written only by a high ranking officer with a keen understanding of military strategy, but more than that, a keen understanding of the political nature of advancement in the nineteenth century U. S. army. The letters are replete with discussions of other federal generals and officers and their machinations to obtain rank, and they reveal Berry's own efforts to garner political support for his own cause. Hiram Gregory Berry was born in Rockland, Maine on August 27, 1824. He was the son of a veteran of the War of 1812 and grandson of a soldier in the Revolution. In his early years he was a carpenter, contractor, bank president, Democratic member of the state legislature, mayor of Rockland, and captain of the local militia company. On June 15, 1861, he became colonel of the 4th Maine Volunteer Infantry, a regiment organized at Rockland for three-year service, and a month later accompanied it to First Manassas. His entire military service was with the Army of the Potomac, during which time he was advanced from colonel to major general of volunteers and extolled by his superiors. As a brigadier he commanded in the Peninsular campaign where Philip Kearny, Joseph Hooker, S. P. Heintzelman and George B. McClellan mentioned him in their official reports. He was cited for his decisive action at the Battle of Williamsburg, which his friend Joseph Hooker regarded as saving the day. He did not take part in the campaigns of Second Manassas and Sharpsburg because of illness, but returned to the army in time for the battle of Fredericksburg, where he commanded a brigade in the III Corps. A picturesque incident is related in regard to this battle: the Confederate general, A. P. Hill, is said to have presented his compliments to Berry, with the remark that his command was the "best behaved brigade that he ever saw under fire." Berry was promoted to major general on November 29, 1862, (though not confirmed by the Senate until March 1863), Berry took Hooker's old division of the III Corps into the battle of Chancellorsville, under the command of General Daniel E. Sickles.In the confused fighting which occurred on the early morning of May 3, 1863, in the course of which Federal troops attempted to regroup after Stonewall Jackson's celebrated flank march of the previous afternoon, Berry was killed at the head of his command. According to General Joseph B. Carr, his successor in command, Berry was mortally wounded at 7 a. m. and died within a half-hour. He was buried in Achorn Cemetery, Rockland.Head Quarters 4th Me Vol. March 14, 1862"Dear Sir,Orders were issued to us last evening to be prepared to leave at moments notice - I suppose we shall be on the move today - Fortress Munro is our present destination - I shall go with the Regiment & share its fortunes until confirmed and assigned to a command. I feel it my duty to do so I leave the arrangement of Brigade with you - It would indeed be a pleasure to me to serve under Heintzleman having been so long with him I had formed a strong attachment to the Old Hero - I shall be content to serve anywhere & under any one provided I can be in active service - I should much prefer being with my Regiment than to be assigned to some out of the way place where I should not see real service...."Head Quarters Berry Brig Kearneys Div, May 11, 1862"My Dear Sir,We are now a few miles from West Point & some fifteen from Williamsburg where we had a tough fight. It was my good fortune to assist or rather to say just the fact to save our army from a dreadful defeat a service that my Brave Old Gen Heintzleman acknowledges. Also the Prince de Joinville & Gen McLellan, the last in private conversation only I fear - The facts are the whole fight was a complete blunder & had it not been for Gen Heintzleman we should have had a worse than another Bull Run - He stood his ground all day with a single division up to 2 ½ p.m. against at least three times his force & the enemy in a well chosen position - I was in the advance of Kearneys Div. of Heintzlemans corps - alone & heard the sharp rattle of musketry some six miles off - The roads were awful & it was raining hard. Waggons, troops artillery in fact every thing filled the roads which were completely blocked up. I tried to get things moving faster & could not I then resolved to take my Brigade and one battery 'Thompsons' along and go through at all hazards - I did go & tumbling things round somewhat - got into a cross road and pushed on at double quick when within two miles of the field I threw aside knapsacks & every thing cumbersome & pushed on again arriving just in time 2 ½ p.m. to save poor Hooker his remaining men, the artillery & my Brave Old General from being captured by the enemy. They had all the artillery hemmed in & had turned the whole force & would have bagged them all, so says Gen Heintzleman in the next ten minutes - I deployed in front of our exhausted men at double quick fired on the enemy - charged bayonet & drove them perfectly astonished out of their rifle pits & position & held them all - Jamesons & Birney coming in with their Brigades at near 2 ½ p. m. & acted as supports. Jameson was particularly gallant although his Brigade was not in action but they done good service in sustaining my Brigade - Gen Heintzleman thanked me with tears & much feeling, presented me to Gen McLellan & gave him an account of my doings - Gen McLellan gave me the credit of preventing a defeat &cMy loss is heavy out of a force of about fifteen hundred men engaged I have lost three hundred & fifty six in killed & wounded - Hookers Div lost over fifteen hundred. My western troops shot down the Rebels terribly. Their loss is large -I have tried to do my duty. I think none here will deny that I saved the day by my exertions. The fight was an awful one - the loss large for the numbers engaged. The supports were not near enough by miles wrong wrong - I fear that all my efforts will not avail me in gaining the good opinion of Gen McLellan - something strange indeed ..."H Quarters 3d Army Corps May 21, 1862"Dear Sir,Gen Heintzleman has just written a letter to Hon Henry Wilson chairman Military Affairs in which he sets for the situation of affairs here in a very particular manner. Gen H is fully alive to the position of things with the two opposing armies. A victory either way will be very decisive - The Enemy have the advantage in force & also of position they are straining every thing to mass men in our front & at present their force largely exceeds ours. Would it not be well then for us to make everything sure beyond even the possibility of doubt a few days delay is nothing. We have men plenty Woods force, McDowals, that at Washington all could be sent here to assist in the big fight that is to come off and make victory sure for us. With the fall of Richmond the war closes ...."Hd Quarters Brig May 26, 1862"Dear Friend,Yours of 22d inst came duly to hand. I feel highly pleased to know that my service on the march to & field of Williamsburg are appreciated by my friends in Washington. But much more am I delighted to know that You are fully satisfied. I never have for a moment lost sight of the fact that I more immediately represented yourself here than any other one, as my commission was obtained solely by yourself. If I have repaid you in part as you wished me to do by your last words to me on the Monitor "That when I had a chance to strike hard & well the enemy" Then I am well pleased. ...I feel that there is a systematic attempt on the part of those in power to take from those of us who actually fought and won at Williamsburg the credit of the thing, & to place it where it does not belong. This kind of management has created much feeling in the Army, all know well enough that Hancock's affair was nothing to speak of, it was merely a dash & had nothing to do with the great fight, neither did it influence it in the least degree as it was at the furthermost point from the road through Williamsburg and did not threaten their rear in the least degree. Whilst we were fighting for possession of that very road & had Gen Heintzleman come in here fully & promptly supported he would have got possession of it , & made in consequence thousands of prisoners & taken all their artillery & such is the fact & it is fully understood here... I am informed by Gen. Heintzleman ten minutes more would have done the work - They would have turned our left & would have captured Gen. Hancock & all on our right, as no way existed by which they could escape - How foolish then to try & rob us who won the fight of any of the credit. I feel it sorely - Volunteers here stand no chance..."Head Quarters Brig June 3d 1862"Dear Friend,We have passed through two more fights, one on Saturday in which the enemy engaged our advanced div. Casey's also the next Couch's immediately in front & some ten miles distant from Kearny's - My Brigade was placed under arms on the commencement of the action. Soon it was evident the enemy were driving in our men. The roads were alive with running soldiers. I was ordered forward on the left with my Brigade to check the enemy, others were sent down the Road & to the right for the same purpose. I succeeded in driving the enemy back again & recovered all our lost ground on the left - but could not hold it over night, as our forces sent out on the right did not succeed so well, nor did those sent down the road. Gen Kearney therefore ordered my Brigade to its position of the morning to man the earthworks. We done so - we were not attacked - I lost 464 killed & wounded, Capt Smith was killed by a Ball through his head...I have the good fortune to have been in the right here again at just the right time. I fought a harder fight than at Williamsburg - The enemy intended to drive all our forces this side of the Chickahominy into that River.- but got mistaken They were awfully cut up. We lost some of the Artillery of Casey's Div with many horses & much public property. Something wrong exists in relation to the locating of that Div & also of its fighting - Saturday night we brought up reinforcements consisting of Sumner's corps & a portion of Hooker's Div. The enemy attacked again on Sunday & were dreadfully whipped - They are now in front of us ...My command is badly used up - as many men are physically exhausted from exposure that together with the ten battles has reduced my command over half - My loss in the fight was one third of men & officers engaged..."Head Quarters Brig June 13, 1862"Dear Sir,... Jameson has gone to the rear quite sick, Birney is under arrest by ord of Gen Heintzleman I am left alone being the only Brig in the Div. We are working very hard. I have the immediate charge of all the Brigades subject to Gen Kearney of course. We are on the left of the north front of the line facing Richmond, and are hard at work night & day - I wrote you about the part Maine men took in the Battle of Fair Oaks. My Brigade fought splendidly and will get credit for it I have no doubt. As for myself I shall endeavor to do my duty trusting to your generous self to see that Maine gets her share of the Credit due her for the conduct of her sons, My health fair, the privations her are great, I shall go through if possible. We are building redoubts, rifle pits & chopping trees. Gen Kearney has given me almost absolute command of the Div. which makes my heart hard. The picket line is long & one continuous fight. ...[P.S.]I have had a burial party at work for the past two days burying Rebels. I find them as we chop the trees every hour, have covered up at least sixty to day. The poor fellows crawled away in the thick woods to die Sad indeed The leaders ought to be hung every one of them."Hd Quarters Brigade Off City Point, VA July 5th, 1862"Dear Sir,We are here, that is what is left. We have fought five battles in seven days. The particulars of which you are doubtless already acquainted with. The loss on both sides have been frightfull. After our right was turned and our communication cut off only one course was left & that was to change our front by a left handed maneuver & establish ourselves on this river. We have succeeded in doing so but have had to fight desperately - All our wounded are in the hands of the enemy besides the sick that have broken down since our right was turned - Many of them will die from neglect & I fear from starvation as the enemy are awfully cut up and they will of course attend to their own men first - I have been in every battle fought except the one on the right & was skirmishing all that day with the enemy in our front. My Brigade originally of 4400 men now numbers 1500. I have lost over 1500 men killed & wounded. We have covered the retreat of the army twice - I am not well my wound is painful but not serious - & I am well nigh used up. We can hold our present position we think until reinforcements come -Now is the hour of trial will the North prove equal to the emergency ... With proper reinforcements we can finish the state of Va The enemy has suffered immensely & is in worse condition than ourselves..."Hd Quarters 3d Brig July 11, 1862"My Dear Friend,... We are now here at Harrison's Landing awaiting reinforcements - The Golden moment to this Army had been allowed to go by - Now we find ourselves hove back by the power of the Rebels. With loss of thousands killed, wounded & sick & what is worse beaten in Generalship to death - What we are to do next or when we shall commence is unknown to your correspondent - I fear the no plan system of ten months past & that we shall continue to be outwitted in all our movements. The rank & file of this army is of the best of material & their conduct is of the highest order. More I cannot say in favor of the Army ..."Head Quarters 3d Brig Near Alexandria Va Sept 14, 1862"Dear Sir,I arrived here and assumed command of my old Brigade last week - I find it about the same in regard to numbers as when I left it. The men are much worn down with hard usage - Gen Heintzleman now commands the whole force this side of the Potomac for the defence of Alexandria & Washington - Hooker has also left the corps & has the command of McDouals Army Corps. Kearney poor fellow is dead - I find myself among strangers almost and feel lonely... Many promotions have been made of those who have heretofore done well for the cause & I find myself ranked by those who are my juniors.Things look somewhat dark to me about this time - The loss of a Battle will almost make sure of the fall of Washington & perhaps Baltimore - The rebels are in large force. Our new troops are arriving rapidly - I hope we shall be able to hold the enemy & check his further advances toward the capitol or Baltimore. Much depends on the mens fighting but more, very much more, on the generalship displayed by our Commanders.I wish you were here. I would like to see you very much. I fear that the taking away from this corps of so many officers by promotion & otherwise will injure its efficiency in the field & you know I do not like to fight under a poor commander & I must say I have no confidence in the Gen who now has command (Birney) He it was that I ran away from at Williamsburg & who did not arrive for one hour & a half later & who also failed to support me at Fair Oaks - I shall go to Washington tomorrow & see if any better place presents itself ..."Head Quarters Defenses of Washington, South of the Potomac - Arlington, Va, October 15, 1862"A true copy"His Excellency A. LincolnPresident of the United States, WashingtonSir:I have the honor to recommend to your notice Brig. Genl. H. G. Berry who served under my command, first as Colonel near Fort Lyon, afterwards as Brigadier General during the campaign on the Peninsula.He has always performed his duties with energy, and good judgement. On the Peninsula he was highly distinguished for his gallantry and activity in the various battles, and more particularly at Williamsburg and Fair Oaks. At the former place he commanded the leading brigade that relieved the troops who were then engaged, and almost out of ammunition, thereby saving the day. At Fair Oaks he held our left wing until after dark ...S.P. Heintzleman, Maj Genl""Copy"Head Quarters Insane Asylum, D. C. Oct 15th, 1862"Major Genl H. W. HalleckCommanding the ArmyGeneral:The friends of Brig. Genl H. G. Berry desire that he should be promoted to the rank of Major Genl. of Volunteers and have applied to me for a testimonial in his behalf.He commanded a Brigade in Kearnys Division and it was in that position I had an opportunity to witness his services through several eventful months. He led his Brigade with great judgement and gallantry at Williamsburg and Fair Oaks and I was informed by his late Division Commander that his conduct was no less conspicuous in the subsequent engagements of his Division on the Peninsula. But it was not in the presence of the enemy alone that my attention was attracted to this officer but in the preparation of his Brigade for active service, and in his arrangements for the defence of his position while encamped on my left at Fair Oaks and the soldierlike manner in which he held his command, when the driving in of a picket by the enemy or a false move in the disposition of his Brigade would have endangered our whole line. He enjoyed the entire confidence of his Division and Corps Commanders.I am not informed of his early opportunities for acquiring information in his profession and only know that I regard him as an accomplished officer and well qualified to fill the place he aspires to. ... I have classed him among the promising officers who have grown up during the Rebellion and from whom I have learned to expect great deeds before it is ended. Of this class I know of no superior to Genl Berry and but few if any equals...Joseph Hooker Maj. Genl"Hd Quarters Brig near Falmouth, Va, Nov 24th, 1862"Dear Sir,Your last was received by me whilst in camp near Warrenton some six days since - since which time we have been on the move & have had no mail facilities.I have no tidings of my case & cannot learn of its having yet left the hands of the General in chief - Gen. Hooker informs me that he thinks there is no doubt about the result ...The real fact is no one can get a matter of this sort along without political influence - I think the Gens in the field have but little to say about them - they all seem fully occupied in managing their own cases - Hooker is undoubtedly very anxious about my matter - Still he feels that he has wrote & said all he can in regard to it besides I think he is exerting himself for a higher command than that he now holds & does not care to mix up with other matters at just this time - He said to me yesterday that he felt it was an outrage that I was not noticed ere this as my services were such that I should have been promoted in July with others, many of whom had not done half the service of myself &c - ... It is my opinion that my trouble is that I am not a military man by education - Many who are below me in rank have been assigned important commands & I find they are all graduates. If this is so I have no doubt about it. One has very poor encouragement to perform gallant deeds in our service circumstanced as I am It has a tendency to cool ones ardour tremendously ..." Hd Quarters Brig Dec. 9th, 1862"Dear Sir,... I have learned that my name is on the list of nominations for Maj. General I get this from several sources - I also learn that it was at the head of the list but that certain officers have arranged to get their names over mine that they may rank me. I think this wrong - I have made a better case than any of them can possibly do - have done as much to sustain the govt with my Brigade as some have done with entire Divisions, & I do not feel like giving such people rank over me that they may continually command me I know you will feel the injustice of this... I know well enough that they expect more of me in accordance with the size of my command than from almost any one else - ... I have not wrote one single line to any member of either House of Congress & none to any person but yourself, feeling that I had deserved well of my Govt & that it was only necessary to have my case properly presented, under these circumstances I dislike being placed on the list below these quiet gentlemen that allows every enemy to escape them that comes in their way - ...P.S.The President would not be doing injustice to anyone to date my appointment to take rank 4th July & would do justice to me ..."Hd Quarters Army Potomac Jany 29, 1863 "Dear Friend,I received official notice from the War Department - this morning of my promotion - I have subscribed to the oath & have conformed to the requirements of the service in all things & am therefore Maj Gen Vols - if my apt. is ratified by the Senate.I have again to thank you as once before for a similar favour. I know full well the responsibilities of this place. I shall endeavor by the use of all the powers that God has granted me to fill the position in a creditable manner, particularly for your sake. I can only say, God willing, I hope to have the same success in my new position that I have had with my old Brigade. And as you were once heard to inform me that by my conduct I had repaid you fully for a past favour. So I hope by my future military life to repay for this last manifestation of your esteem of my military worth.Glorious old Joe Hooker is in command This appt. pleases all here who wish to fight to put down this rebellion in a speedy manner. Heaven give him wisdom to guide us. I will trust the balance to our bayonets..."Hd Quarters 2d Div 3rd Corps Army Potomac April 4, 1863"Dear Sir,This army is now fully ready to move. Its condition is better than ever before both in health & discipline. Gen. Hooker is confident of success & his confidence gives the same feeling to all under his command. I have never seen so good a feeling throughout the Army as now from the highest in command to the private soldier. - I certainly believe that we shall be successful as it does not seem possible that the Rebels can have a force sufficiently large & well arranged to withstand the troops of this Army. God grant that we may not all be mistaken - One thing the country can depend on we shall fight & all fight together. We shall not be whipped in detail as heretofore. There will be no pet corps or Divisions to be well favoured, all will have a chance to win laurels under Hooker. I have tendered the place of Aide to the son of your friend Chandler of Boston & have requested of the War Department that he be ordered to report to me for duty at once - I am glad indeed to be able to accommodate you in the least degree. I understand however that Capt. C - is a gallant & efficient officer.The President & some members of his cabinet are to be here tomorrow. How I wish you could be present. We shall move very soon..."General Berry was killed by a sharpshooter at Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863, while leading a charge against the enemy.Dictionary of American Biography, vol. 1, part two pp., 226Generals in Blue, pp., 31-321. American National Biography, vol. 9, pp., 936-938; Dictionary of American Biography, vol. IV, part two, pp., 196-198

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        general-carte von west-gallizien

      1809 - 1090x1270mm,general-carte von West-gallizien nach dem Kaiserl; K ônigl. generalquartiermeisterstaab herausgegeben Special carte dieser Landes von demselben entworfen und gezeichnet; Kupferstichkarte, unkoloriert,Deutsch sprache,Verlag Wien 1808-1809,frisch und fleckenfrei. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        STENDHAL Lettre autographe signée à sa soeur

      - Lettre autographe signée « H.B» à sa sœur Pauline. Vienne 18 octobre 1809; 2 pages ½ in-4. Légères mouillures Le jeune Stendhal en quête de promotion sociale convoite un poste d’Auditeur au Conseil d’Etat par l’entremise de ses cousins Daru, mais son ambition ne le détourne pas de sa recherche grandissante du bonheur par les arts « le Beylisme » : «D’abord l’officiel. Il faut adresser la lettre à Mal (Martial Daru), à Paris. 2° Peser beaucoup sur l’énorme différence de la place d’A (auditeur) à celle de C (commissaire), car d’ici à la réception le hasard peut me jouer le tour de me faire C (commissaire). 3° Bien éloigner l’idée que cette nouvelle tentative vient de moi ; faire le bon et ancien raisonnement : « Lorsque je vous demandai la place d’A (auditeur), il y a trois ans, vous dîtes : je le ferai sur-le-champ, ce à quoi il ne parviendrait qu’après avoir été deux ou trois ans A (auditeur). » Parler de M. D (Noël Daru) le père qui, effectivement, s’il vivait, nous seconderait. 4° Exagérer un peu la force de la protection Charpentier, fût-il déjà décédé. 5° Au lieu de 6.530, 7.530, ce qui aura l’air plus naturel. Voilà les seuls perfectionnements qui me soient venus dans l’idée. Faire le tout très promptement et secrètement. Voici une lettre que j’écris à un ami de Naples et qui une fois faite m’a paru un portrait assez vrai de mon mauvais côté. Lis-la et fais-la mettre à la poste pour Naples. Fais extraire mes livres de la commode qui les contient. Fais-en ôter la poussière par le bon Jean et fais-les renfermer soigneusement. Je serais au désespoir d’en perdre un seul. Je compte les lire avec toi dans ma chambre à Claix. Fais-y mettre un papier de bon goût, simple surtout et d’une couleur douce pour la vue que je perds sans cesse. Là, quand une bise noire nous empêchera de promener, nous les lirons auprès d’un bon feu, oubliant entièrement toutes les bêtises d’avancement et de fortune, car rien de plus vrai que ces vers : Je lis au front de ceux qu’un vain luxe environne Que la fortune vend ce qu’on croit qu’elle donne. C’est aussi exact qu’une description géométrique. (Fable de La Fontaine « Philémon et Baucis ») » Après l’obtention d’un prix en Mathématique à l’Ecole Centrale de Grenoble, Stendhal quitte sa ville natale, qu’il déteste, pour tenter l’Ecole Polytechnique à Paris en octobre 1799. Préférant séduire les femmes et écrire des comédies, désespéré et désargenté, il est pris en charge par ses cousins Daru qui l’orientent vers un poste au Ministère de la Guerre par l’entremise de Pierre Daru alors secrétaire général. En juin 1800, la bataille de Marengo lui fait découvrir l’Italie, il tombe sous le charme de Naples. Le 12 mai 1809, Napoléon entre dans Vienne, Stendhal passe alors sous les ordres de Martial Daru, intendant de la province de Vienne. En août 1810, il est nommé Auditeur au Conseil d’Etat, poste à haute responsabilité, qui l’élève socialement, toutefois, l’argent ne comble pas son ennuie, il préfère s’évader à travers les arts à la quête du bonheur qu’il définit en mars 1811 comme le « Beylisme ». Lettre référencée dans la correspondance [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Kostümentwurf "Herzogin zu Friedland" zu Schillers Wallenstein.

      Frühe, dekorative Arbeit des österreichischen Porzellan- und Miniaturmalers auf Papiergrund wohl aus dem vor 1809 entstandenen Skizzenbuch Daffingers, das zahlreiche Figurinen zu Dramen von Schiller und Shakespeare enthielt (vgl. Thieme-Becker VIII, 260/61). - Rückseitig mit Nachlass-Stempel (Lugt 652 a Suppl.). - Durch Passepartout-Ausschnitt etwas gebräunt. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage.

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        Voyages and Travels To India, Ceylon, The Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt in the years 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805 and 1806 ( THREE VOLUMES).

      William Miller, London 1809 - Volume I: vi + [7], 496 pp. / iv + 520 pp. including an appendix by Charles Court / Volume III: iii + 506 pp. 69 engraved plates and maps (12 folding, many after Henry Salt), very occasional spotting, final folding plate and endpapers of third vol. with slight worm damage, plate-list leaf with short tear at fore-margin, section of vol.3 (p.171-178) misbound, bookplate of John Jones of Llanarth Court, contemporary calf gilt, rebacked, worn at extremities. During his visit to India, Marquis Wellesley ordered Valentia to survey the Eastern Coast of Africa and to investigate the possibilities of trade with Abyssinia and neighbouring countries. Most of the principal places bordering onto the Red Sea were visited including Massowah and Mocha. Henry Salt accompanied the expedition and 2 chapters in vol. 2, 70 pages and 6 chapters in vol. 3, 259 pages, contains his narrative of the expedition. Bibliographic references: Abbey, Travel 515; Brunet V, 1034; 138; Mendelssohn 1, 73; Howgego I, E19; Lowndes IV pp. 2747-48. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Divina Commedia.

      Milan: Mussi, 1809 - 3 volumes in one, duodecimo (171 x 104 mm). Near-contemporary red straight-grain morocco by Simier, titles and decorative compartments to spine gilt, floral frame to covers, butterfly cornerpieces, turn-ins and edges gilt, blue marbled endpapers, green silk page marker. Near-contemporary ownership inscription of Lady Morres Gore to head of title page, her pencil annotation to p. 247. Small pencil annotation to foot of front free endpaper verso. Spine lightly toned, slight rubbing to extremities, light foxing to prelims and endmatter, an excellent copy. Text in Italian. A handsomely bound copy of Luigi Mussi's edition of Dante's Divine Comedy. Mussi, a rival of Bodoni issued this work in three formats, folio, duodecimo and trigesimo-secundo. Henry Boyd's English version of the complete Divine Comedy, published in 1802, had helped to re-establish an audience for Dante, whose reputation had suffered a decline in the previous century. This edition is uncommon, with only four copies traced at auction.

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        HILPOLTSTEIN. Gesamtansicht.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich von Laminit nach Fr. Vogl, 1809, 7 x 12,5 cm. Aus dem "Neuburger Taschenbuch" für 1810. - Sehr seltene, fein kolorierte Ansicht. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Analogy of Religion Natural and Revealed, to the Constitution and Course of Nature. To Which are Added, Two Brief Dissertations: I. On Personal Identity. II. On the Nature of Virtue. Together With A Charge Delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Durham, at the Primary Visitation, in the Year M DCC LI

      Printed for F. C. & J. Rivington, et al., London 1809 - 408 pp Royal octavo. full black morocco tooled in blind and gilt, spine with raised bands and extra gilt in compartments. marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With the bookplate of Purnell Bransby Purnell, a magistrate in London who amongst other things, as a member of the "Alleged Lunatics' Friends Society" managed to get the infamous mental hospital Bethlem inspected which led to great improvement for the inmates. With a skilled and delightful fore edge painting of the market square in Yarmouth. Covers a little rubbed, a few preliminary and terminal leaves slightly browned, else fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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