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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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        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 de l'arc d'Auguste à Rimini

      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. Delineato su carta vergata, finemente colorato a mano, in ottimo stato di conservazione. View of the city form the first edition of the "Palais, Maison et Vues d'Italie, mesurès et dessinés par. P. Clochar, Architecte", published in Paris in 1809. Dimensioni 245 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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        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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        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. Text in Italian. 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. 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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        Vue de l'arc d'Auguste à Rimini

      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. Delineato su carta vergata, finemente colorato a mano, in ottimo stato di conservazione. View of the city form the first edition of the "Palais, Maison et Vues d'Italie, mesurès et dessinés par. P. Clochar, Architecte", published in Paris in 1809. Parigi Paris 245 340

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        Epigrammatische Anthologie.

      Zürich, bey Orell, Füssli und Compagnie. 1807-1809. - Erster - zehnter Theil in 10 Bänden. Klein-8°. Jeder Band ca. 250 S. mit je einem gestochenm Titel mit Titelvignette. Halbleinwandbände um 1880 mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Goedeke V, 548, 7, 8. - Hayn-G. 1, 92 "Enthält auch Derbes, cplt. nicht häufig." - Vollständige Sammlung mit Epigrammen des 16. bis zum Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts. Mit Beiträgen von Martin Opitz, Friedrich von Logau, Paul Flemming, Andreas Gryphius, Hofmann von Hofmannswaldau, Johann Grob, Christian Wernike, B. H. Brocke, , D.W. Triller, Friedrich von Hagedorn, Albrecht von Haller, Louise Gottsched, C.F. Gellert, Ludwig Gleim, A.G. Kästner, Anna Louisa Karschin, Klpstock, K.W.Ramler, G.E.Lessing, G.K. Pfeffel, Moritz August von Thümmel, J.G. Jacobi, J.J. Eschenburg, Matthias Claudius, J.G. Herder, G.C. Lichtenberg, G.A. Bürger, W. Heinse, J.W. Goethe, F.L. Stollberg, J.Alxinger, Fr. Schiller, F. Matthisson, Haug, J. Baggesen, F. Bouterwek, C.M. Wieland, C.H. Zimmermann, vereint Epigramme von über 150 verschiedenen Autoren - Rücken verblasst und stellenweise schwach fleckig. Titelblätter leicht stockfleckig, sonst sehr sauberes Exemplar auf besserem Papier. - Selten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sull'ernie memorie anatomico-chirurgiche.

      Milan: Reale Stamperia, 1809. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Large Folio. Elephant folio (579 x 452 mm). iv, 84 pp., 20 engraved plates (including 10 in outline) by Faustino Anderloni. Contemporary half cloth over marbled boards (board and spine rubbed, extremities worn, corners scuffed and bumped), spine stamp-lettered in black, blue endpapers. Text and plates with weak central vertical- and horizontal fold throughout, flyleaves and title creased, repaired closed tear in blank margin of two plates and single text leaf, minor foxing mainly to margins of text (first and final leaves a bit stronger), otherwise quite crisp and clean. A fine copy with ample margins. ----Norman 1901; Heirs of Hippocrates 1110; Garrison-Morton 3583; Onti, Scarpa, pp. 67-68; Waller 8544. FIRST EDITION. "Scarpa distinguished between inguinal and femoral hernia, describing the characteristics of each; he was also the first to call attention to the sliding hernia, and described the difference between congenital and acquired umbilical hernias. The eponyms "Scarpa's fascia" (creasteric fascia) and "Scarpa's triangle of the thigh" are derived from the present work. The magnificent plates, by Scarpa's illustrator Faustino Anderloni, are life-size." (Norman 1901). Visit our website for additional images and information. Very Good.

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        The Boston Primer; Being An Improvement of The New-England Primer

      Boston: Printed and Sold by Manning & Loring, 1809. Hardcover. Fair. 12mo. (3 by 4½"). Original leather spine, thin wooden boards with remnants of the original marbled paper. Adorned with cuts. The first and last leaves serve as pastedowns. Ownership name at bottom of front pastedown. The leather spine is worn and the rear hinge is partially detached; the boards and text are worn and are only in fair condition. Rare.

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        On Aerial Navigation.

      London: W. Stratford for W. Nicholson, 1809. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 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). Very Good.

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        Le opere di Vittorio Alfieri e Le opere postume

      Per Nicolò Zanon Bettoni, 1809. Pagg. 9346 pagine totali per 37 tomi con 3 incisioni. Legatura di pregio in mezza pelle coeva con titoli in oro al dorso e piatti marmorizzati rigidi Buonissimo stato di conservazione. Stupenda, monumentale e completa opera su Vittorio Alfieri. 37 volumi totali di cui: 12 volumi delle Opere, 22 volumi delle Opere postume, 2 volumi di appendice e 1 volume ultimo di conclusione dell'Opera.

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        Wheatstone?s Miscellaneous Extracts Consisting of Favorite Airs, Songs, Duetts, Waltz?s &c, for the Patent Flageolet, Flute, Violin, &c. C. Wheatsone No. 436 Strand, c. 1809.

      C. Wheatsone No. 436 Strand, C. 1809. - Large oblong 8vo. pp. 32. Bottom corner of last page torn away, not affecting the printed area. A little rubbed in plain paper wrappers. Although Vol I is printed on the engraved title page I can find no trace of this title, or subsequent volumes. Charles Wheatstone was a maker and seller of musical instruments as well as a publisher of engraved music. His nephew and namesake Charles Wheatstone, who was briefly apprenticed to him, was the inventor of the English concertina, the stereoscope [for viewing three dimensional images] and responsible for other scientific breakthroughs of the Victorian era. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        LES VISIONS DU CHÂTEAU DES PYRENEES Tome I, II, III, IV

      1809. CHEZ RENARD LIBRAIRE. 1809. In-16.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable. 400+400+402+411 pages. Epidermure sur le dos. Petit trou sur le dos (passage de vers). Manque pièce de titre. Traduit sur l'édition imprimée à Londres chez G. et J. ROBINSON en 1803

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        National Intelligencer Newspaper, May 19, 1809 (John Adams)

      Samuel Harrison Smith, Washington, DC, 1809; Folio (12 1/2 " x 19"), two pages (single leaf printed front and back). Samuel Harrison Smith’s National Intelligencer newspaper for Friday, May 19, 1809, with a lengthy front page letter over three full columns in length by John Adams addressed to the publishers of the Boston Patriot News in apparent response to an unjust criticism. In the article Adams recounts in minute detail his reasoning and actions in the 1799 diplomatic mission to France undertaken by his team of representatives, which eventually resulted in the Convention of 1800, or "Treaty Of Mortefontaine," ending America’s Quasi-War with France, initiated in 1796 by an order from Talleyrand allowing for the seizure of American merchant ships. In the letter we learn that Adams’ original choices for the diplomatic team were Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth, Patrick Henry, and Williams Vans Murray, Minister to the Netherlands at the time. Justice Ellsworth’s and Patrick Henry’s nominations were approved by Congress, however Henry declined on account of age, and Governor Wiliam R. Davie of North Carolina was appointed in his place. Vans Murray was rejected by the Senate. We also learn that, in what appears to be a political double-cross, Adams’ own cabinet, in spite of having met at length with him and agreed upon every article to be demanded in the proposed treaty by the diplomatic envoy, delayed the drawing up of the documentation many days while Adams waited impatiently for their arrival for his signature at Quincy, where he had been forced to flee because of the Yellow Fever in Washington. The Cabinet had fled to Trenton. Adams was shocked to finally receive a letter signed by all five department heads earnestly entreating him to postpone the mission, and he set out for Trenton to meet them head on. He was, however, taken seriously ill and detained in Hartford for six weeks. Arriving at last, he found, incredulously, that the Cabinet, trusting in public rumor, believed that Napoleon was soon to be deposed and the monarchy returned to the French throne, and it was thus their opinion that the mission was no longer needed. Adams recounts his point-by-point refutation of their position, but he was unable to dissuade them. Devastating for Adams, his own nominee, Justice Ellsworth, joined with the Cabinet. Here Adams was more successful, for after prolonged discussion, he was finally able to return Ellsworth to his camp. Adams seems to have felt the hand of Alexander Hamilton in all this. Hamilton too was in Trenton and visited Adams to remonstrate against the mission, and to remind him of the popularity with the American people of William Pitt’s determination to restore the monarchy to France. Adams derisively describes Hamilton’s excitableness and naivete, remarking on the "total ignorance he (Hamilton) had betrayed of everything in Europe, in France, England, and elsewhere." Adams was eventually proved right, and the diplomatic envoy departed for France, successfully resulting in the treaty of 1800. He was apparently still smarting from the 1799 rejection of his nomination of Williams Vans Murray, as he ends the letter stating that had Vans Murray been approved, "he would probably have finished the business long before, and obtained compensation for all spoliations." Of additional interest is a lengthy 2 1/2 column report on page two of the recent May 12th grand meeting of the Tammany Society Of Washington, with a verbatim account of the Long Talk given by Sachem Bernard Smith. Also of note is an advertisement, by a Thomas Richards of Orange County, Virginia, offering a reward of twenty dollars for the return of a 23 year old Negro man by the name of Osmond who was known to have a wife at Harper’s Ferry and was suspected of hiding in that vicinity, but was also reported to have been spotted in Georgetown posing as a freeman. Very Good condition, tanned ghost upper right (front side only), old quill pen signature in blank margin at upper right, folded twice, no seam splits, no holes, no tears, paper supple, not brittle. There is a small chip of a portion of the blank margin at the upper left corner, unaffecting text on either side. Although not marked in any way, this paper is from the library of James S. Copley (1917-1973), pre-eminent collector of Americana, and owner and C.E.O. of Copley News Service.

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        The Boston Primer; Being An Improvement of The New-England Primer. ...

      Boston: Printed and Sold by Manning & Loring, 1809. 12mo. (3 by 4½"). Original leather spine, thin wooden boards with remnants of the original marbled paper. Adorned with cuts. The first and last leaves serve as pastedowns. Ownership name at bottom of front pastedown. The leather spine is worn and the rear hinge is partially detached; the boards and text are worn and are only in fair condition. Rare. Fair.

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        A Catalogue of the Library of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Methodically arranged, with an alphabetical Index of Authors. By William Harris, Keeper of the Library

      2 p.l., xv, [1], 482 pp. 8vo, orig. blue boards, rebacked with orig. paper spine laid-down, printed paper label on spine, uncut. London: W. Savage "Printer to the Royal Institution," 1809. First edition. "The Royal Institution of Great Britain dates from 1799, when it was founded by Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford. Michael Faraday became the first Fullerian Professor of Chemistry, and many eminent scientists have been associated with the Institution. The library was inaugurated by the purchase of the library of Thomas Astle in 1804 for 1,000 guineas. The first librarian, William Harris, was responsible for the first catalogue published in 1809, containing a description of his interesting scheme of classification, which was divided into six main classes…The library is particularly rich in early scientific works…including books, incunabula, maps, pamphlets and other material."-Thornton, Scientific Books, pp. 370-71. A very good uncut copy. Natural paper flaw just touching text on fourth preliminary leaf. Contemporary inscription on free front-endpaper of "William Peel Talisker(?).".

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        Fine bust-length aquatint portrait engraving by Queneday

      Paris, 1809. Arrigoni & Bertarelli 3949. "In 1770 Burney considered [Sacchini] one of the four greatest composers of Italy, along with Jommelli, Galuppi and Piccinni. While he placed Piccinni supreme in the comic style, he nominated Sacchini ‘the most promising composer in the serious'... A critic of the next generation, Giuseppe Carpani, hailed Sacchini as the world's greatest melodist... In general, his style is typical of the late Classical era with its simplicity of texture and balanced phrase structure. At times, however, the Mozartian melodic line gives way to expansive phrases that bring to mind the lyric style of the 19th century. Sacchini's harmony tends to be richer than that of most of his contemporary Italian opera composers..." David DiChiera and Joyce Johnson Robinson in Grove Music Online.. 245 x 185 mm. An early proof, without titling. Slightly worn and soiled.

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        Plan mit Karte der Umgebung im Jahre 1809 ('Plan de Mayence Cassel Et Dépendances Rélativement Au dispositif de l'Artillerie, l'an 1809').

      - aquarellierte Tuschefederzeichnung, dat. 1809, 89 x 121 Zeigt die Mainzer und Kasteler Befestigungsanlagen und Karte der Umgebung linksrheinisch bis Bretzenheim, rechtsrheinisch bis Kostheim. - Am linken Rand ausführliche Erklärungen. - Oben rechts ebenfalls Erklärungen. - Mit hinterlegten Einrissen. - Großformatige Manuskriptkarte auf datiertem (1801) Whatman Bütten.

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        REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, ON THE SUBJECT OF MANUFACTURES, MADE THE FIFTH OF DECEMBER, 1791

      Washington: R.C. Weightman, 1809. 109pp. Modern red leather, tooled in gilt. Light toning and foxing. Very good. The second American edition of Hamilton's famed report on manufactures, one of his most important State Papers. Howes calls it "the Magna Carta of industrial America." In this report Hamilton first set down in a formal way the economic principles by which he expected to see the new nation expand its manufacturing base. "As the successive reports of the Secretary were studied, the scale of his ideas gradually became evident. He was not merely planning a fiscal system, but doing it in such a way as to strengthen the central government and develop the resources of the country, to stimulate trade and capitalistic enterprises, and to bring about a more symmetrical balance between agriculture and industry" - DAB. Hamilton's report can now be seen as the genesis of American manufacturing might. Rare. This edition is not in Goldsmiths or Kress. The first edition of 1790 is a legendary rarity in the marketplace, and the last copy to appear for sale realized more than $250,000. A foundational piece of Americana. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 19064. FORD 204. HOWES H123. REESE, FEDERAL HUNDRED 38 (ref).

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        Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb; or, A Theoretical and Practical View of the Means by Which They Are Taught to Speak and Understand a Language; Containing Hints for the Correction of Impediments in Speech: Together With a Vocabulary Illustrated by Numerous Copperplates Representing the Most Common Objects Necessary to be Named by Beginners. Complete in Two Volumes

      London: Darton and Harvey, 1809. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Complete in two volumes, including text and volume of plates. 1809. First edition. Hardcover, 8vo. in original boards with renewed spines and pieces of spine label. 64pp, 80 copper engraved plates in plate volume. Very good. Plate volume lacks one folding plate but is otherwise complete (no title page, as called for). shallow chipping to paper board extremities, wear and mottling to spine, boards. Ownership signature to first volume, foxing to endpapers. Contents remain bright and unmarked in sound bindings. Digital images available upon request. 2vol.

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        An account of the British settlement of Honduras; being a brief view of its commercial and agricultural resources, soil, climate, natural history, &c. To which are added Sketches of the Manners and Customs of the Mosquito Indians. Preceded by the Journal of a Voyage to the Mosquito Shore. Illustrated by a Map

      Printed for C. and R. Baldwin, New Bridge Street. London. 1809. 8vo. xi, 203, (1) pp. (4)pp. publisher's adverts. Folding map. Recent quarter calf, original rubbed paper covered boards, gilt lettering and rules. Untrimmed. Lightly toned. Inscription to fep.: Received Oct 1st 1812. Sabin 31308

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        Vertraute Briefe über die innern Verhältnisse am Preußischen Hofe seit dem Tode Friedrichs II. Mit Anmerkungen und Zusätzen. 6 Bände (alles). Mit 3 gestoch. (2 teilkolor.) Faltkarten, 3 Falttabellen sowie 2 gefalt. Anzeigenblättern. Orig.-Broschuren in 3 bibliophilen Kassetten mit Marmorpapierbezug, Rückenschild und Filetenvergoldung.

      Amsterdam und Cölln, Peter Hammer (d. i. Leipzig, Gräff), 1807-1809. - Seltene erste vollständige Ausgabe des "interessanten Journals, welches durch die freimüthige Beurtheilung der großen Mißstände im preuß. Heere und Staate s. Z. großes Aufsehen erregte" (Hayn/G.). Wegen des "literarischen Verraths von Dienstgeheimnissen" in diesen 'Briefen' sowie in den 'Neuen Feuerbränden' wurde Cölln (1766-1820), preuß. Kriegs- und Steuerrat, verhaftet. Er konnte jedoch fliehen und erhielt schließlich auf Hardenbergs Veranlassung sogar eine Pension, weil man seine Feder fürchtete. Neben tagebuchartigen Aufzeichnungen über Napoleon und die Kriegsereignisse wird das preußische Finanzwesen mit all seinen Fehlern dargestellt, das – nach Cöllns Hoffnung – durch "einen einzigen Gewaltigen" (den Freiherrn von Stein) umfassend reformiert werden soll. Cölln gibt dazu, besonders in den Beilagen zum 5. Band, eine Fülle von Informationen zum Domänenwesen in den verschiedenen Gebieten, zum Contributionswesen, Salzwesen, Accise, Münze, Post-Regale, Berg- und Hüttenregale, zum Lotto, zum Geldumlauf, Pfand- und Kreditsystem, zu Schutzscheinen u.v.a.m. – Bände 2-6 mit dem zusätzlichen Titel: Beytrag zur Geschichte des Krieges in Preußen, Schlesien und Pohlen in den Jahren 1806 und 1807. – Unterschiedlich gebräunt und stockfleckig. Unbeschnitten im Orig.-Lieferungszustand. – Hayn/G. VI 279. Hirschberg (dtv) 87. Weller, Druckorte, 207. Walther, Peter Hammer, 295. Dahlmann/Waitz 9900. Berlin-Bibliographie S. 352. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fine bust-length aquatint portrait engraving by Queneday

      Paris: [ca. 1809]. 245 x 185 mm. An early proof, without titling. Slightly worn and soiled. Arrigoni & Bertarelli 3949. "In 1770 Burney considered [Sacchini] one of the four greatest composers of Italy, along with Jommelli, Galuppi and Piccinni. While he placed Piccinni supreme in the comic style, he nominated Sacchini 'the most promising composer in the serious'... A critic of the next generation, Giuseppe Carpani, hailed Sacchini as the world's greatest melodist... In general, his style is typical of the late Classical era with its simplicity of texture and balanced phrase structure. At times, however, the Mozartian melodic line gives way to expansive phrases that bring to mind the lyric style of the 19th century. Sacchini's harmony tends to be richer than that of most of his contemporary Italian opera composers..." David DiChiera and Joyce Johnson Robinson in Grove Music Online.

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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. etc. etc. etc. Authenticated by Official Papers and Original Letters.

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1809. THIRD EDITION, First in octavo. Octavo, pp.[2]; xx; 388; 136; [2]. With two folding maps, each with hand-coloured marches and battle positions, as well as a large appendix with letters, etc. In later horizontal-grained brown calf boards, recently re-backed in brown calf with gilt titles to red label and elaborate gilt decoration. Mottled green endpapers. Repairs to map joins. Some wear to fore-edges, otherwise very good indeed. Sir John Moore (1761-1809) commanded the British army in the Iberian peninsula while the three senior Generals, including Wellington, were back in London to give evidence for the Inquiry into the Convention of Cintra during 1808-09. In January 1809, while embarking his vastly out-numbered forces onto transport ships at the Galician port of Corunna, Moore was forced to defend his position from an attack by Marshal Soult. Though Moore himself was mortally wounded by cannon shot, the retreat was a strategic success, and Soult even honoured his grave in the ramparts with a monument. Written by his younger brother, James Carrick Moore, this third edition follows two quarto editions from the same year.

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        The Opinions of Different Authors upon the Punishment of Death. Two Volumes

      First editions of the first two volumes of Montagu's valuable compilation (a third volume appeared in 1813), part of his sustained effort to abolish capital punishment; with extracts from Bentham, Blackstone, Montesquieu and John Howard, inter alia. Original boards, one volume rebacked, the second with its spine chipped, else good, unsophisticated, untrimmed copies with generous margins. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster Row, London, 1809-12.

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        Wilkinson's General Atlas of the World - Quarters Empires Kingdoms States &C with Appropriate Tables

      Robert Wilkinson, London, 1809. 2nd Edition. HARDCOVER. 2nd Edition - 'published March 1st 1809' on the title-page, dated 1814 on the contents leaf. Attractively bound in brown and dark blue marbled boards with brown calf spine and corner pieces, engraved title-page, 1 leaf text and contents, 48 hand coloured maps (2 are double page), this copy is collated complete. Each single leaf map has been neatly numbered (3 to 48) in ink in the very top right corner. There are a few pencil notes in a contemporary hand to the outer blank margins of some of the maps (easily and cleanly erased when tested) . . . . . . . . .. .CONDITION : The binding is very strong and firm, the leather just a little chipped at the spine ends and cover corner tips, there is no other wear to the boards or edges. The end-papers and title-page are mildly tanned and foxed, with a thin sliver of nicking to the lower fore-edge of the front fly-leaf and title-page. All the maps are in excellent condition with only a very little scattered foxing to a few leaves and none of which detracts. There is an almost invisible 1cm tear to the blank margin (well away from the map itself) of the map of Swabia which has been professionally repaired with archival paper, the maps are all otherwise entirely undamaged and the colouring still looks quite fresh. Overall this is an uncommonly attractive copy.. . . . . . . . . . . . NOTE Due to size and/or weight shipping to destinations outside the UK will cost more than the price shown above. Orders made by card will be completed after you have approved the extra cost. ...

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        Palais, Maisons et Vues D'Italie.

      1809. CLOCHAR, Pierre. Palais, Maisons et Vues D'Italie. [8], title, [19], [1] pp. Illustrated with 102 numbered full-page engraved plates by Bence and Clochar. Folio, 465 x 305 mm, bound in original French red paper over boards, leather title label on spine. Uncut. Paris: P. Gueffier, 1809. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition. French architect Pierre Clochar (b. 1774) made these drawings of Italian buildings and architecture in situ. Published upon his return to France, this collection of illustrations documents not only the landmark architecture of Italy but also vernacular edifices, keeping with Clochar's declared intention to present Italian buildings either unknown or previously unpublished (Introduction). Many of the images in Clochar's Palais, Maisons et Vues show denizens in local costume. Among the plates are floor plans, views of facades and ornaments, and cross sections of buildings. Clochar's study focuses on the buildings in and around Rome, but includes views of Florence, Tivoli, Fiesole, Venice, Ferrara, Pisa, and Genoa, as well. A few very light spots internally. Overall, an extremely fine copy in its original binding, rebacked with matching red paper spine. PROVENANCE: Circular ink stamp on title of the Convent d'Etude de France; ex-libris of architect Rohault de Fleury (1801-1875), who designed several public and private buildings in Paris and wrote the first "Manuel des lois du batiment" (Paris: Central Society of Architects, 1862), followed by a number of magnificently illustrated works: "Les instruments de la Passion" (Paris, 1870); "L'évangile, études iconographiques et archéologiques" (Tours, 1874); and "La Messe, études archéologiques sur ses monuments" (Paris, 1883-98). Berlin Katalog 2735.

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