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         Erzählungen. 2 Bände.

      Berlin, Realschulbuchhandlung, 1810-1811. - 18 x 11,5 cm. 342 + 240 Seiten. Genarbter Halblederband des späteren 19. Jahrh. mit Rückentitel. *Goed. VI, 102, 7; Sembdner 7 u. 12. - Erste Ausgabe mit dem seltenen zweiten Band. Exemplar aus der Bibliothek des dänischen Literaturkritikers und Schriftstellers Georg Brandes (1842-1907) mit dessen Namenseintrag auf dem Vorsatzblatt. - Breitrandiges unbeschnittenes Exemplar in sauberer und sehr guter Erhaltung, beide Bände zusammen gebunden in einem französischen bordeauxroten Halbledereinband aus der Mitte oder zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Eines der seltensten Werke von Kleist in einem unbeschnittenen und sehr gut erhaltenen Exemplar aus prominenter Provenienz. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 800

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         Goethe's [Goethes] Lieder, Oden, Balladen und Romanzen mit Musik von J.F. Reichardt. Vierte Abtheilung. (PN: 1479. Preis: 1 1/2 Rthr.).

      Leipzig, bey Breitkopf & Härtel, (1810). - gestochenes Titelblatt, 1 Bl., 44 S., (der blaue illustrierte Originalumschlag mit eingebunden), Bibliotheksexemplar mit Deckelsignatur und Stempeln (ausgeschieden), Papier etwas gebräunt, braun-/stockfleckig und im Bereich der Falz mit altem Wasserrand, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 Qu.-Folio, sauber und fachmännisch neu eingebunden in Bibliotheks-Halb-Leinen mit marmorierten Deckeln,

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         [Hunt, Leigh, ed.] The Reflector, A Quarterly Magazine, on Subjects of Philosophy, Politics, and the Liberal Arts

      London: Printed and Published by John Hunt, 1810-11. First edition. Two Volumes. Contemporary three-quarter black polished calf with elaborately gilt spines, marbled boards, marbled endsheets. The exceedingly scarce and early periodical edited by Leigh Hunt, bound with title-page (for the publications). Vol 1 from October, 1810 to March, 1811 inclusive. Vol II from March to December, 1811, inclusive. Bookplate of the F. M. Bartlett Collection. Contributors inlcude several Christ Hospital men. 503pp; 486pp. Browntoning present, corners worn, calf worn on edges, rubbed, still a very good, tight set of a book comprising a very early chronicle of poets, letters and philosophies of the period. We have found no other copies on the net.

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         2 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      [Jena], o.D. - Zusammen 2 SS. 11,3:13,3 bzw. 4,5:11,1 cm. Mit eh. adressiertem Kuvert. An den Maler Johann Heinrich Schramm (1810-1865): "Es bleibt doch dabei, daß Sie mir Morgen, Mittwoch, zwischen halb Eins und Eins, das Vergnügen machen, sammt Schuselka bei mir zu essen; Hausmannskost und ganz en famille [.]". - Durch Vermittlung Goethes eine Professur für neuere Sprachen am Gymnasium in Weimar bekleidend, wechselte Wolff 1829 als Prof. der neueren Sprache und Literatur an die Univ. Jena. Bekannt wurde er als Verfasser von Romanen, Novellen, Humoresken, Gedichten und literarische Feuilletons. - Johann Heinrich Schramm war bekannt für seine tls. in Bleistift, tls. in Aquarell ausgeführten Portraits von berühmten Zeitgenossen, darunter Alexander von Humboldt, Jakob Grimm, Friedrich Rückert, Heinrich Laube, Ludwig Tieck und Clemens Wenzel Fürst Metternich. - Der erwähnte Publizist und Politiker Franz Schuselka kam nach Konflikten mit der österreichischen Zensur nach Jena, schrieb für die ‘Leipziger Allgemeine Zeitung’ und veröffentlichte Schriften gegen das österreichische Metternich-System. Nach mehreren Jahren in Deutschland kehrte er nach Österreich zurück und wurde Mitglied des niederösterreichischen Landtags, später des österr. Abgeordnetenhauses; 1859-65 war Schuselka, der "zu den bedeutendsten österreichischen Publizisten des Vormärz" gezählt wird (DBE), erster Präsident des Wiener Journalisten- und Schriftstellerverbandes "Concordia". - Beiliegend eine gedr. Visitkarte des Adressaten mit sieben, möglicherweise auch aus dessen Hand stammenden Zeilen nach O. Wolff: "Hübsch, wenn sie die Augen | niederschlägt | Hübsch die Stirne, die Lippen und | die Nase | Doch wenn sie den Blick empor bewegt | feine - leere Blase". - Sehr selten.

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         Rare Antique Print-PROOF-BATTLE-ASPERN-ESSLING-MONTEBELLO-Vernet-Wolff-c.1810

      1810 - Antique print, titled: 'Bataille de Esling, ou la Mort du Duc de Montebello.' - Large spectacular view of the Battle of Aspern-Essling, or the Death of the Duke of Montebello. In the Battle of Aspern-Essling (21–22 May 1809), Napoleon attempted a forced crossing of the Danube near Vienna, but the French and their allies were driven back by the Austrians under Archduke Charles. The battle was the first time Napoleon had been personally defeated in over a decade. However, Archduke Charles failed to secure a decisive victory as Napoleon was able to successfully withdraw most of his forces. Description: Possibly a rare proof before the addition of the adresses of Wolff and Vernet.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Johannes Josephus Wolff' after 'Carle Vernet'. Johannes Josephus Wolff (1779-1830) was a Dutch stipple engraver and etcher from and active in Rotterdam. He also made several trips abroad. Carle Vernet (1758-1835) was a French painter, the youngest child of Claude Joseph Vernet, and the father of Horace Vernet. Born in Bordeaux, Vernet was a pupil of his father and of Nicolas-Bernard Lepicie. Strangely, after winning the grand prix (1782), his father had to recall him back from Rome to France to prevent him from entering a monastery. Etching and stipple engraving on hand laid paper. Anonymous. Good, given age. Print makes a nice impression, but has some restaurations. Light surface damage at top middle. Tears in right paper edge, extending 7 cm into image and in left top corner, backed by contemporary paper and consolidated with acid free tape. Bottom left corner margin with some minimal remargining. Some paper erosion on rear from previous attachment. Light ink stain (from proof printing process) in top right corner. Several small tears in right paper edge, backed. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 27.4 x 36 cm. The image size is ca. 24.5 x 33.2 cm. The overall size is ca. 10.8 x 14.2 inch. The image size is ca. 9.6 x 13.1 inch. Storage location: Expo-P5-17

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         The Life of Lord Viscount Nelson.

      London: Harrison and Rutter, 1810. 4to. vii, 94 pp. b/w steel engravings, b/w facsimiles, folding diagrams. Standard hagiography, but one of the richest early sources of visuals, with 12 steel engravings by Bromley and Worthington, manuscript facsimiles of letters, and two folding plates depicting the funeral procession and the coffin. A tall, untrimmed copy on heavy paper, attractively bound in vellum over cloth with leather labels. This is the second edition of Cowie 136, the first having been published two years earlier.

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         Bildergeographie. Eine Darstellung aller Länder und Völker. Zweiter Band Afrika. Mit 20 Kupfern und einer Karte.

      Leipzig, Gerhard Fleischer dem Jüngeren, 1810. VIII, 332 S. [1 nn S.Anweisungen an den Buchbinder] mit 19 von 20 Kupfern (12 koloriert) und einer ausfaltbaren Karte. 8° Halblederband der Zeit mit zwei farbigen Titel-Rückenschildern Sehr schöner und üppig bebilderten Band aus der gesuchten Serie. Insgesamt wohlerhalten, jedoch ein Kupfer fehlend und ein weiteres Kupfer angerändert und leicht eingerissen, die Karte etwas verfaltet und an der Rändern etwas unfrisch. Selten. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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         Instruction détaillée pour porter les lunettes de toutes les différentes especes au plus haut degré de perfection dont elles sont susceptibles tirée de la théorie dioptrique de Mr. Euler le pere et mise a la portée de tous les ouvriers en ce genre. Avec la description dún microscope qui peut passer pour le plus parfait dans son espèce et qui est propre à produire tous les grossissemens qu'on voudra.St. Petersburg, Académie Imp. des Sciences, 1774. 4to. With 2 folding engraved plates. Contemporary Russian mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spine. Rebacked (ca. 1810?).

      - DSB V, pp. 209-210; Daumas, Scientific instruments, pp. 152-153. First and only edition of an important manual on the construction of telescopes and microscopes, the first publication by Nicolas Fuss (1755-1826), who grew up in a modest Swiss family but was to become one of the leading mathematicians and astronomers of his generation. The majority of Fuss's writings present solutions to problems raised by Leonhard Euler, in the fields of mathematics, mechanics, astronomy and geodesy. Euler's memoirs had been published earlier, but they were inaccessible to most people working in optics. Fuss published the present work, giving a very simple and rather schematic résumé of Euler's work. He listed "a number of formulae for the construction of telescopes with a magnification of five to fifty times, for achromatic telescopes with three lenses and a magnification from 25 to 320 times, and for achromatic telescopes with four or five lenses" (Daumas). Fuss gave all the necessary theoretical measurements for constructing these instruments. It ends with a description of a microscope with an achromatic objective of three lenses.With a small brown stain in the lower outside corner of the last few leaves, a small tear in the gutter margin of one leaf and small stains in the foot margin of another, but otherwise in very good condition and with large margins. Rebacked and restored at an early date.

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         A Treatise on the Law of War, Philadelphia, 1810

      1810. Du Ponceau's Translation of De Rebus Bellicus Bynkershoek, Cornelius van [1673-1743]. Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen [1760-1844], Editor and Translator. A Treatise on the Law of War: Being the First Book of His Quaestiones Juris Publici. Translated From the Original Latin with Notes, by Peter Stephen du Ponceau. Philadelphia: Published by Farrand & Nicholas [et al.], 1810. xxxiv, 218 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Recent period-style calf, lettering piece and gilt-edge fillets to spine, endpapers added, early bookseller ticket on front pastedown retained. Light browning to text, light foxing to title page and a few other leaves, signature of Edward Delafield Smith dated July 27, 1861 to front endleaf. A handsome copy with an interesting association. $1,250. * Only edition, one of two issues (the other bound into copies of Volume III of the American Law Journal). A translation of De Rebus Bellicus, part one of Bynkershoek's Quaestiones Juris Publici (1737), A Treatise on the Law of War addresses the customs of land and sea warfare. A notably humane work, it condemns actions against civilians and advocates the fair treatment of prisoners of war. Du Ponceau's able translation is prefaced by a biography of the author, a table of cases, an index of citations from the Corpus Juris Civilis and an annotated bibliography of civil law treatises cited or referred to by the author. This latter item, which lists editions and translations, is interesting for its insights into the American reception of the civil law in the early 1800s. Du Ponceau is an important figure in the early history of American law and letters. He founded the Law Academy of Philadelphia in 1821, was the President of the American Philosophical Society and was a much-consulted expert on international relations and linguistics. Edward Delafield Smith [1826-1878] was the U.S. District Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1861-1866 and Corporation Counsel for New York City from 1871-1875. He was a notable legal writer, poet and book collector. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7166.

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         [Trade catalogue for John Slater's patented steam kitchen]

      [Birmingham, 1810. Oblong small folio. 16 engraved leaves. With 4 small letterpress explanatory handbills mounted (one on front pastedown, the others on verso of first three plates). Contemporary manuscript annotations, including prices. Contemporary calf-backed marbled paper wrappersProvenance: Elizabeth David (booklabel)Rare early illustrated trade catalogue for steam ovens.James Slater's steam kitchen was primarly used in workhouses, hospitals, or other such high-volume, low-cost kitchens. The cast iron stoves, which also included a roasting oven, heated water to create steam, which was then carried by internal pipes to reservoirs which held custom-built rectangular pots. The letterpress advertisement on verso of the first plate describes the process:"The Patent Steam Kitchen possess the Advantage of cooling in the most delicate manner, either by steam or by water, separately or conjointly, at one and the same time; and when combined with a roaster, and with or without a hot closet, will cook victuals, both roast and boiled, for from ten to fifty persons and upwards, with one small fire only, and that not larger than is necessary for the boiling of one small pot or kettle in the usual mode of cooking. The great savings of fuel bears but a small proportion to its other advantages, as there is a saving of one pound of meat in ten, and a superabundance of rich gravy prodced ... [It] forms, in a very small compass, the most compact, clean and best cooking apparatus in the world, for steaming, boiling, roasting, broiling, baking and stewing, in the highest perfection ..."The engravings depict both larger and smaller, portable models, all in various configurations, as well as many of the internal fittings and necessary pots and utensils. Winterthur notes copies with 18 leaves of plates (circa 1810) and 42 leaves of plates (1819). This copy from the library of noted gastronomy writer Elizabeth David, and would appear complete as issued.

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         SURGICAL OBSERVATION ON DISEASES RESEMBLING SYPHILIS; And on Diseases of the Urethra.

      Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, London 1810 - London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1810. 8vo. 234pp + [6pp adv.]. Light brown 20th century cloth with gilt title, leather label on the spine, deckle edge pages. Scattered spotting. Very good. Written in response to lectures and views presented by John Hunter, a figure whose lectures Abernethy was known to attend. In it he sets out to elaborate "On the Origin, Symptoms, and treatment of Diseases produced by Absorption of morbisic Animal Matter, and which in Appearance frequently resembles Syphilis." He uses case studies and observation similar to his Surgical Observations on Constitutional Origin and Treatment of Local Diseases published the previous year. The two titles would be compiled and published the following year. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Treatise on the Law of War, Philadelphia, 1810

      1810. Du Ponceau's Translation of De Rebus Bellicus Bynkershoek, Cornelius van [1673-1743]. Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen [1760-1844], Editor and Translator. A Treatise on the Law of War: Being the First Book of His Quaestiones Juris Publici. Translated From the Original Latin with Notes, by Peter Stephen du Ponceau. Philadelphia: Published by Farrand & Nicholas [et al.], 1810. xxxiv, 218 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Recent period-style calf, lettering piece and gilt-edge fillets to spine, endpapers added, early bookseller ticket on front pastedown retained. Light browning to text, light foxing to title page and a few other leaves, signature of Edward Delafield Smith dated July 27, 1861 to front endleaf. A handsome copy with an interesting association. $1,250. * Only edition, one of two issues (the other bound into copies of Volume III of the American Law Journal). A translation of De Rebus Bellicus, part one of Bynkershoek's Quaestiones Juris Publici (1737), A Treatise on the Law of War addresses the customs of land and sea warfare. A notably humane work, it condemns actions against civilians and advocates the fair treatment of prisoners of war. Du Ponceau's able translation is prefaced by a biography of the author, a table of cases, an index of citations from the Corpus Juris Civilis and an annotated bibliography of civil law treatises cited or referred to by the author. This latter item, which lists editions and translations, is interesting for its insights into the American reception of the civil law in the early 1800s. Du Ponceau is an important figure in the early history of American law and letters. He founded the Law Academy of Philadelphia in 1821, was the President of the American Philosophical Society and was a much-consulted expert on international relations and linguistics. Edward Delafield Smith [1826-1878] was the U.S. District Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1861-1866 and Corporation Counsel for New York City from 1871-1875. He was a notable legal writer, poet and book collector. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7166.

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         Original archive of Manuscript Accounts and Correspondence relating to Import and Export Trade with Demerara , British Guiana from 1815 to 1880.

      Unpublished. Circa - 1887 1810 - A fascinating collection comprising manuscript letters and accounts relating to the companies trade in Sugar, Coffee, Molasses, Rum and Slaves ( Prime Gold Coast Negroes) to and from Demerara and especially the "Leonora Plantation" and the "Leonora Hospital." The collection is in two parts ;- Part 1 comprising 63 letters / accounts from Demerara dated between 1815 and 1887, mainly addressed to Sandbach, Tinne & Co., Liverpool and also to McInroy, Parker & Co. of Glasgow. Included is a snapshot photo from the Leonora plantation. Part 2 comprises 90 letters / accounts mainly from McInroy, Parker & Co. of Glasgow to Sandbach, Tinne & Co. discussing and detailing the export and import trade of the Leonora estate. Demerara was a Dutch Colony until 1815 and became a county of British Guiana from 1838. In 1833 the momentous decision was made to abolish slavery in British Guiana ! and then elsewhere in the British Empire from 1st August 1834. Slaves were finally freed completely on 1st August 1838.

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         Considérations sur les divers systèmes de la Musique Ancienne et Moderne, et sur le genre enharmonique des grecs; avec une dissertation préliminaire, relative à l'origine du Chant, de la Lyre, et de la Flûte attribuée à Pan.

      A Paris, chez Goujon, 1810. - 2 tomes en 1 volume in-8. 2ff. XXXVIII. 443pp. + 2ff. 434pp. 1f. Demi-basane, dos lisse orné (reliure ancienne, dos refait). Edition Originale de l'un des principaux ouvrages de l'auteur, dans lequel il fait preuve de "beaucoup d'érudition et de sagacité" (Larousse). Pierre Jean Joubert de la Salette (1762-1832), qui était membre de la Société des Arts et Sciences de Grenoble dont il était originaire, a publié plusieurs ouvrages sur la musique et se montra notamment partisan de substituer les notes par des lettres. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Autograph letter signed ("L. A. Chevallet").

      No place, [July 1810]. - 8vo. 3 pp. On bifolium with integral address panel. Curious letter to his sister Pauline Périer-Lagrange, written both in French and English, and three words in Italian. Stendhal needs money to live, and uses foreign languages and pseudonyms to prevent his letters from being intercepted. He confesses that his English is "execrable". The use of foreign languages, as well as nicknames, abbreviations and pseudonyms, is at the same time part of the strategy of disguise characteristic of "a man who wanted to" hide his life "but who keeps telling it to those who can read between the lines "(Stendhal and Europe, 135): " Pousse ferme the father, my dear sister, I am wanting of money [.] Tout ce que je désire, c'est le moyen de vivre ici jusqu' à la préfecture, ensuite, quarante journaux à Furonières pour aller vivre de mes laitues si, dans ma place, on m'ordonnait quelque chose d'opposé à mes principes [.] I fear that our relations have read my last letter to you. Take arrangements for making that impossible. I have three or four interessant things to say to you to day, but I dare not. The misinterpretations are easy and common. I am not quite satisfied with the humour of my brother, and Alph. had said to me very indifferent news. I believe you must take the gouvernail. He loves money and has good reason, but I believe you know better the ways of achieving that interprise than he. You have a sound and cool understanding, emploie cette faculté to your common happiness and the happiness of a man of thirty is in money or ambition. [.] Si je pouvais lui prêter ma tête, il se trouverait le plus heureux des hommes. [.] Adieu, déchiffre mon exécrable anglais. Je t' écris avec quatre amis sur les épaules. Pousse ferme l'article argent. Dis que dans 15 jours je serai dans de grands embarras and think to your husband happiness. | L. A. Chevallet". - Published in: Stendhal, Correspondance I, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, n° 404).

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         PLEA FROM A HERO OF THE NORTHWEST INDIAN WARS TO RECEIVE HIS ARMY PENSION; Folded-letter from Captain Cornelius R. Sedam to the former Secretary of War, James McHenry

      Cincinnati, 1810. Unbound. Very good. This stampless one-page folded letter measures 15.5" x 12.5" unfolded. It was sent from Sedam's farm near Bold Face Creek about three miles west of Cincinnati and is dated November 11, 1810. The cover is addressed to McHenry at Baltimore, Maryland. It has a manuscript Cincinnati postmark dated 19 Nov 1810. A manuscript "25" appears in the upper right corner indicating the cost to send a letter a distance of 500 or more miles. The letter is in nice shape with some light soiling. In this letter, Sedam, asks for McHenry's assistance in obtaining a retirement emolument which he had been promised when the army was downsized in the late 1790s after the Northwest Territory had been secured. "I . . . write you . . . to save me from Ruin. . . . if you'll please to Recollect when you was Secretary of War you Granted me permission to go to the West Indies and hold my Commission [and] that their would be a Reduction of the Army and would be some Emollements for the Officers that would Retire. Accordingly, I did when . . . the Reduction Took Place. [After] I left Service and Captain Shamburg remained in my Sted . . . the Accountant Mr. Simmons, he informed me that their was not monies Enough apropriated for all the retired Officers. . . . Sir there is a Line commenced against me for 360 Doll's . . . its now in your Power to do me Justice by makeing a Statement of what you remember of the business. . . .". Sedam was a 21-year military veteran and a member of the Society of the Cincinnati. He enlisted in the New Jersey Militia in 1775 and served throughout the Revolution. Following the war, Sadam received a Regular Army commission as an Ensign under General Josiah Harmar and was assigned first to Fort Harmar, where he served with future President William Henry Harrison, and later to Fort Washington (Cincinnati) which he helped build. Between 1785 and 1795, Sedam fought in the Northwest Indian War. He was one of the few officers to survive St. Claire's massacre at the Wabash and was promoted to Captain in part because of his valorous conduct during the battle. He later fought in General Anthony Wayne's decisive victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers which secured the Northwest Territory from Indian attacks and forced the British to abandon their forts in the United States. The date of Sedam's "retirement" from the Army is hazy, and it is unclear whether or not he actually traveled to the West Indies. However, it is certain that by 1800, Sedam had established a large farm just west of the then young city of Cincinnati. Today, Sedamsville, the site of the Sedam homestead, is best known as the childhood home of baseball legend Pete Rose. A unique letter with a rare early manuscript Cincinnati postmark from a noteworthy, but now all-but-forgotten, soldier who was instrumental in pacifying the Northwest Territory.

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         Collection of 37 topographical and naval views.

      N. p., [1790s-1810s]. - Watercolour on paper, some on 2 sheets, mounted (sizes approximately from 75 x 198 to 325 x 430 mm), some with inscription or sketches on verso, most with captions either mounted, laid down or written directly on image. James Weir (d. 1820) was Captain of Marines on HMS Audacious from 1795 to 1800, and was also an accomplished watercolourist. Some of the earliest watercolours in this group were produced when the Audacious was on patrol off the Portuguese coast in 1796. Others were painted in the months leading up to the Battle of the Nile, when the Audacious was part of Nelson's squadron searching for the French fleet off the Italian coast after it had escaped from Toulon. He also depicted Nelson's flagship, HMS Vanguard, anchored at Naples Bay for repairs in October 1798, when he first met Emma Hamilton. Also shown are views of the Portuguese coast, Syracuse and surrounding area, Catania and Mount Etna, the interior of the Temple of Concord, the ruins of the Temple of Jupiter Olympus, the Valley of Temples at Agrigento, the Temple of Venus at Baia, Mount Nuovo and Pozzuoli near Naples. The fleet at Palermo is also depicted, where Nelson had accompanied the royal court of the Two Sicilies after they fled Naples. - Very minor scattered tears or repairs, a few restored or trimmed, light staining or spotting.

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         AN ACCOUNT OF EXPEDITIONS TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSISSIPPI, AND THROUGH THE WESTERN PARTS OF LOUISIANA, TO THE SOURCES OF THE ARKANSAW, KANS, LA PLATTE, AND PIERRE JAUN, RIVERS; Performed by Order of the Government of the United States during the years 1805, 1806, and 1807, and a Tour through the Interior Parts of New Spain, when Conducted through these Provinces, by order of the Captain-General, in the year 1807. By Major Z.M. Pike. Illustrated by Maps and Charts [not present here]

      Philadelphia: C. & A. Conrad ... Petersburgh ... Norfolk ... Baltimore. John Binns, Printer, 1810. Hardcover. Very Good. pp: 5, 277, (2), 65, (1), 53, 87; frontispiece portrait of Pike. Bound in old leather, expertly conserved and rebacked in sheep with sewn-on joints. Gilt-tooled spine rules, antique-style leather label. Later armoriail bookplate on the front pastedown. Contemporary signature of Laurence Lewis at top of title page. 8.5" x 5.25" First government exploration of the Southwest. [Howes, U.S.IANA, P373. This is Howes "best issue" with maps and charts in a separate quarto atlas--not present here. Streeter, V:3125.].

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         Gesamtansicht

      - Kupferstich v. Primavesi n. Kuntz, um 1810, 17,2 x 26 Selten, nicht bei Schefold. - Ansicht m. d. Murg i. Vgr., in der Ferne Burg Eberstein.

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         Trade catalogue for John Slater's patented steam kitchen]

      [Birmingham 1810 - 16 engraved leaves. With 4 small letterpress explanatory handbills mounted (one on front pastedown, the others on verso of first three plates). Contemporary manuscript annotations, including prices. Contemporary calf-backed marbled paper wrappers Provenance: Elizabeth David (booklabel) Rare early illustrated trade catalogue for steam ovens. James Slater's steam kitchen was primarly used in workhouses, hospitals, or other such high-volume, low-cost kitchens. The cast iron stoves, which also included a roasting oven, heated water to create steam, which was then carried by internal pipes to reservoirs which held custom-built rectangular pots. The letterpress advertisement on verso of the first plate describes the process: "The Patent Steam Kitchen possess the Advantage of cooling in the most delicate manner, either by steam or by water, separately or conjointly, at one and the same time; and when combined with a roaster, and with or without a hot closet, will cook victuals, both roast and boiled, for from ten to fifty persons and upwards, with one small fire only, and that not larger than is necessary for the boiling of one small pot or kettle in the usual mode of cooking. The great savings of fuel bears but a small proportion to its other advantages, as there is a saving of one pound of meat in ten, and a superabundance of rich gravy prodced . [It] forms, in a very small compass, the most compact, clean and best cooking apparatus in the world, for steaming, boiling, roasting, broiling, baking and stewing, in the highest perfection ." The engravings depict both larger and smaller, portable models, all in various configurations, as well as many of the internal fittings and necessary pots and utensils. Winterthur notes copies with 18 leaves of plates (circa 1810) and 42 leaves of plates (1819). This copy from the library of noted gastronomy writer Elizabeth David, and would appear complete as issued. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Das Gesamtwerk. [Herausgegeben von Fritz Werle]. 8 Bände [kmpl.]. (1) Das große Geheimnis. (2) Geschichte der Magie. Erster Halbband. (3) [Dasselbe] Zweiter Halbband. (4) Dogma und Ritual der Hohen Magie. Erster Band: Dogma. (5) [Dasselbe] Zweiter Band: Das Ritual. (6) Die salomonischen Schlüssel. (7) Das Buch der Weisen. (8) Der Schlüssel zu den großen Mysterien nach Henoch, Abraham, Hermes Trismegistos und Salomon. Dtsch. Erstausg.

      243 S., 1 Bl. / 294 S. / 252 S. / 273 S. / 341 S. / 94 S., 1 Bl. / 237 S., 1 Bl., mit 2 Taf. / 392 S., 1 Bl. Bd. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 u. 8 mit einigen Abb. im Text, 8, Goldgepr. O-Leinen (8 Bde.) Standardwerk der Magie. - Eliphas Lévi (1810-1875), einer der meistzitierten Okkultisten Frankreichs. Nach Miers haben nahezu alle okkulten Bewegungen aus seinen Werken geschöpft ohne seinen Namen zu erwähnen. So sind z.B. in der "Geheimlehre" von Blavatsky u. in "Morals and Dogma" von Albert Pike ganze Absätze aus seinen Hauptwerken enthalten. Die Anregung zu "Dogma und Ritual der Hohen Magie" verdankt Levi dem polnischen Mathematiker, Erfinder u. Okkultisten Jean-Marie Wronski (d.i. Jean Marie Hoene). Die praktische Erprobung der Evokationen erfolgte durch seine Bekanntschaft mit Bulwer-Lytton 1854 in London. Einzelheiten sind bei Papus "Almanach du Magiste. Paris 1894" nachzulesen u. in der Levi-Biografie von Chacornac. - Alle Einbände leicht berieben u. tlw. geringfügig fleckig ein Vorsatzblatt leicht angeknickt u. schwach fleckig sieben Bde. im hinteren Vorsatz mit Besitzerstempel, sonst gute Expl.

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         Das Käthchen von Heilbronn oder die Feuerprobe, ein großes historisches Ritterschauspiel. Aufgeführt auf dem Theater an der Wien den 17. 18. und 19. März 1810.

      Berlin in der Realschulbuchhandlung 1810 - 198 S. Etwas späteres HLdr. m. RSch. (gering beschabt, Kapitale sauber restauriert). Erste Ausgabe. Sembdner 8. Goed. VI, 102, 6. KLL 5104 f. - Das "Käthchen" nimmt in Kleists dramatischem Werk eine Sonderstellung ein: es hat dank seiner barocken Fülle romantischer und märchenhafter Motive mehr vom Charakter eines dialogisierten Romans, als eines Dramas. Anregungen empfing Kleist aus der englischen Volksballade Childe Waters, aus Goethes Götz von Berlichingen und aus G.H. Schuberts Ansichten von der Nachtseite der Naturwissenschaften. (Zit. nach KLL). Wilhelm Grimm erkannte als einer der wenigen Zeitgenossen die Bedeutung des Werkes, während es Goethe ins Feuer warf! - Vorsatz leicht gebräunt und mit Bibliotheksmarke, Titel mit Blindstempel u. großen querlaufenden Initialen der Bibliothek in Tinte, Seite 13/14 mit hinterlegtem Randabriß, ganz wenige Unterstreichungen in Tinte, gelegentlich leicht fleckig. Insgesamt aber gutes Exemplar dieser sehr seltenen Erstausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A Treatise on the Law of War, Philadelphia, 1810

      1810 - Du Ponceau's Translation of De Rebus Bellicus Bynkershoek, Cornelius van [1673-1743]. Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen [1760-1844], Editor and Translator. A Treatise on the Law of War: Being the First Book of His Quaestiones Juris Publici. Translated From the Original Latin with Notes, by Peter Stephen du Ponceau. Philadelphia: Published by Farrand & Nicholas [et al.], 1810. xxxiv, 218 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Recent period-style calf, lettering piece and gilt-edge fillets to spine, endpapers added, early bookseller ticket on front pastedown retained. Light browning to text, light foxing to title page and a few other leaves, signature of Edward Delafield Smith dated July 27, 1861 to front endleaf. A handsome copy with an interesting association. $1,250. * Only edition, one of two issues (the other bound into copies of Volume III of the American Law Journal). A translation of De Rebus Bellicus, part one of Bynkershoek's Quaestiones Juris Publici (1737), A Treatise on the Law of War addresses the customs of land and sea warfare. A notably humane work, it condemns actions against civilians and advocates the fair treatment of prisoners of war. Du Ponceau's able translation is prefaced by a biography of the author, a table of cases, an index of citations from the Corpus Juris Civilis and an annotated bibliography of civil law treatises cited or referred to by the author. This latter item, which lists editions and translations, is interesting for its insights into the American reception of the civil law in the early 1800s. Du Ponceau is an important figure in the early history of American law and letters. He founded the Law Academy of Philadelphia in 1821, was the President of the American Philosophical Society and was a much-consulted expert on international relations and linguistics. Edward Delafield Smith [1826-1878] was the U.S. District Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1861-1866 and Corporation Counsel for New York City from 1871-1875. He was a notable legal writer, poet and book collector. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7166. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Pacata Hibernia, Ireland. Appeased and Reduced: or, An Historie of the Late Warres of Ireland, especially within the Province of Mounster, under the Government of Sir George Carew , Knight, Then Lord President of that Province, and afterwards Lord Carew of Clopton, and Earl of Totnes, &c.

      [London], [Hibernia Press Co.], [1810]. - Second Edition 1810. Two volumes in in one. 25 x 15 cm. (14) (Original 1633 Title Page, Two plates showing George Carew & Queen Elizabeth, 'To His Most Sacred Maiestie', 'To The Reader'), 708 pages, (10) ('A Table Alphabeticall', 'A Catalogue of the severall Mappes contained in this Historie', 4 blank). With 18 reproduced maps, mainly folding. Beautiful red morocco. The two original volumes have been bound into one. Gilt title and author's name on black leather labels on spine. Gilt decorations. Five raised bands on spine. Marbled end papers. Fore and bottom edge deckle. A very attractive book. Very good condition. New binding. 1810 Title Page not present (only 'Original Title' of 1633 is used). The maps used in this copy are reproduced and are not the maps issued with the 1810 Edition. Age darkening, browning and mild foxing throughout. Edges dust dulled. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         SAGGIO SULLA STORIA NATURALE DEL CHILI, Seconda edizione accresciuta e arricchita di una nuova carta geografica e del ritratto dell’autore.

      Bologna, Tipografia de' F.lli Masi, 1810. In-4 p. (mm. 290x212), mz. pergam. coeva, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, pp. (6),V,306,(2), con bel ritratto del Molina inciso nel 1805 da Francesco Rosaspina su disegno di Giovanni Battista Frulli e una carta geografica de “Il Chili regno dell'America Meridionale”, pure inc. in rame e ripieg. In Appendice “catalogo di alcuni termini Chilesi appartenenti all'istoria naturale”. Approfondito studio geografico e naturalistico sul Chile, edito in originale nel 1782, con capitoli sul clima, la fauna, la flora, i suoi minerali, e con ampie osservazioni di natura antropologica e linguistica. Il cileno Molina (1740-1829), entrò a far parte dell'ordine dei Gesuiti nel Collegio di Santiago, dove studiò scienze naturali e lingue e di cui divenne bibliotecario. In seguito all'espulsione della Compagnia dai possedimenti spagnoli, riparo' in Italia e visse a Bologna, dove insegnò scienze nell'università. Cfr. Brunet,III,1811: "Ouvrage estime" - Pritzel,6362 - Poggendorff,II, p. 177. Con qualche lieve fiorit., altrim. esemplare marginoso ben conservato.

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         SAGGIO SULLA STORIA NATURALE DEL CHILI Seconda edizione accresciuta e arricchita di una nuova carta geografica e del ritratto dell'autore.

      Tipografia de' F.lli Masi, 1810. In-4 p. (mm. 290x212), mz. pergam. coeva, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, pp. (6),V,306,(2), con bel ritratto del Molina inciso nel 1805 da Francesco Rosaspina su disegno di Giovanni Battista Frulli e una carta geografica de "Il Chili regno dell'America Meridionale", pure inc. in rame e ripieg. In Appendice "catalogo di alcuni termini Chilesi appartenenti all'istoria naturale". Approfondito studio geografico e naturalistico sul Chile, edito in originale nel 1782, con capitoli sul clima, la fauna, la flora, i suoi minerali, e con ampie osservazioni di natura antropologica e linguistica. Il cileno Molina (1740-1829), entrò a far parte dell'ordine dei Gesuiti nel Collegio di Santiago, dove studiò scienze naturali e lingue e di cui divenne bibliotecario. In seguito all'espulsione della Compagnia dai possedimenti spagnoli, riparo' in Italia e visse a Bologna, dove insegnò scienze nell'università. Cfr. Brunet,III,1811: "Ouvrage estime" - Pritzel,6362 - Poggendorff,II, p. 177. Con qualche lieve fiorit., altrim. esemplare marginoso ben conservato.

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         Costume of the Russian Empire. Costume de l'empire russe. Illustrated with over seventy richly coloured engravings. Represente en plus de soixante-dix gravures superbement coloree

      T. Bensley for Stockdale London 1810 - Large 4to. (36.5 x 27.5 cm). Hand-coloured aquatint English half-title, [6] ll. including French and English title pages, dedications, prefaces and tables of contents, and 72 hand-coloured aquatint plates numbered 1-70 with two bis numbers, each with two pages of accompanying text in both English and French except plate 14 accompanying plate 12, text watermarked 1807 and plates 1808-09; light occasional spotting. Contemporary black morocco, covers with large gilt floral borders, spine blind-stamped in compartments, gilt lettering to two, gilt roulette to boards edges, marbled endpapers; slightly rubbed. Fine copy, attractively bound. The costumes are drawn after Georgi and Mueller, while the English text is by William Alexander, after the main Russian texts available at the time: for example, those of Pallas, Chappe d'Auteroche, Krashenenikov, Sauer et al. Publishing the first issue of his work in 1803, Harding was most likely forced to compete with Miller, who published a very similar book at the same time as part of his own series on costume. The present edition has one fewer costume plate, but includes an engraved title, a longer explanatory text and more decorative plates, enriched with background. As the introduction puts it, "to conclude: no pains nor expense have been spared to render this Volume worthy of public attention; and without depreciating the merit of other performances of similar nature, the Publisher flatters himself that it will be found the most complete work of the kind that has hitherto appeared in this or in any country"! Colas 703; Lipperheide 1342. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Encyclopaedia Britannica; or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Mscellaneous Literature; Enlarged and Improved. The Fourth Edition. Illustrated with nearly six hundred Engrabings.

      Edinburgh: Printed by Andrew Bell,, Edinburgh 1810 - In 20 vols. Fourth Edition. With a frontis. of Vol.I. Full brown calf with gilt title on spine. Front & rear cover scuffing & peeled of each vols. Its spine rubbed. All edges partly sunned. Ink signature on front ep. & fly leaf of each vols. Cloth tape repaired on front & rear gutter of each vols. Some pages foxed of some vols. Margin of some pages sl.torn & chipped of some vols. [Vol.I]: Plated of XV & XVI splited. [Vol.VII]: Joint of rear cover sl.cracked. [Vol.VIII]: Worm hole on front ep. to P.254. Sl.ink stained on 233-237pp. Water spotted on margin of P.567 to plate of CCXVI & P.729 to last pags. [Vol.IX]: Covers completely detached. Vinyl-tape repaired on front gutter. Rear fly leaf complely detached & partly torn. Partly spotted by mold on gutter of many pages. Gutter of 751-779pp. torn. [Vol.XI]: Rear cover started. Vinyl-tape repaired on rear gutter. [Vol.XIII]: Vinyl-tape repaired on rear gutter. [Vol.XV]: Gutter of title page partly cracked. Title page to P.6 completely detached. Worm hole on 607-632pp. [Vol.XVI]: Gutter of title page partly cracked. Title page almost detached. some worm holes on 529-799pp. Plate of CCCCXXXIII to P.788 completely detached & partly torn. 789-799pp. repaired. Partly spotted by mold on margin of many pages. [Vol.XVII]: Title page started. Gutter of 2-3pp. partly cracked. [Vol.XX]: Gutter of 2-3pp. cracked. Sir Peter Laurie. 27x22cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Die Schreckenshöhle oder die Leiden der jungen Miranda. Eine neapolitanische Erzählung. Aus dem Englischen bearbeitet von dem Verfasser des Rinaldini. Besonders abgedruckt aus dem Magazin schrecklicher Ereignisse.

      Leipzig, Industrie-Comptoir (1810). Mit gest. Frontispiz. 144 S. Pappband d. Zt. Goed. V, 512, 53. - Über KVK 3 Exemplare nachweisbar, diese alle mit nur 96 S., was den ersten drei Abschnitten entspricht. Vorliegendes Exemplar mit dem vierten Abschnitt (SS. 97-144), der die gruselige Geschichte des Schwagers Goethes zu einem mehr oder weniger vernünftigen Ende führt! - Unbeschnittenes Exemplar. Mit Exlibris \"Arvidus Klingspor Bibliotheca Naesbyensis 1895\" (d. i. Carl Arvid von Klingspor, schwedischer Offizier, Reichsheraldiker und Genealoge, 1829-1903). - Rücken berieben. Untere Ecke des Frontispiz fachmännisch ergänzt, ohne Text- oder Bildverlust. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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         The King against William Cobbett. A collection of five manuscript documents relating to the trial of William Cobbett, on the 15th of June 1810, including an outline of Cobbett's defence, and the Official Receiver's account of the proceedings neatly transcribed on to vellum.

      1810Tried with Budd, Bagshaw and Hansard, Cobbett was found guilty of treasonous libel on 15 June 1810 after objecting in The Register to the strong-arm tactics of a Hanoverian legion, acting in the King's name, over a group of local militiamen in Ely. Cobbett claimed the flogging of the militiamen was akin to atrocities committed by the unprincipled troops who fought in the name of Bonaparte. He was sentenced to two years imprisonment in Newgate Prison. While in gaol he wrote the pamphlet Paper against Gold, warning of the dangers of paper money, as well as numerous essays and letters. On his release a dinner was given in his honour in London; presided over by Sir Francis Burdett, a fellow proponent of parliamentary reform, more than six hundred well-wishers were in attendance. The collection contains: 1. A brief note, on a scrap of paper, signed by Mr C. Litchfield, 21. June: 'K. v. Wm. Cobbett. The Attorney General has mentioned Thursday the 5th July for the defendants being called for Judgment if you see no objection to that day.' 2. A brief outline of the events of the 15th of June 1810, written in an unknown contemporary hand. 'The King agt William Cobbett - (impeached with others).' This 33-line document, written over first two sides of 4pp foolscap (watermarked Golding and Snelgrove, 1809), is written in note form, and gives particulars of witnesses called (and dismissed), some of the officials present, and a brief order of events. It also notes that the defendant admits to being the 'sole proprietor of the newspaper & author of the paragraph in question - & that these were troops in his Majesty's service called the German Legion'. It is furthermore noted that 'Mr Cobbett begins at ten finishes at 25 minutes past 11; Mr Attorney General replies, finishes at 10 minutes past 12'. The judge Lord Ellenborough is quoted as stating 'I do pronounce that this is a most seditious Libel'. The note-taker finally states, 'Finishes at half past 12 - jury find the Defendant Guilty'. 3. A brief note, headed 'The King v Hansard Esq v Cobbett Esq.' Mr Litchfield presents his compliments to Mr Dealtry [Henry Dealtry - Clerk of the Rules on the Crown's side of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench] and will be obliged to him 'to have the goodness to send the inclosed lists to Mr Mainwaring ...'. 4. A 16-line list, on single side of a foolscap leaf, outlining some of the key events of the trial. 5. A vellum document, dated 'Michas. Term in the 50th year of King George Third', giving the official proceedings of the trial over five pages. Tied with law string; a little dusted, but fully readable. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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         A Description of the collection of ancient terracottas in the British Museum ; with engravings.

      Londres, W. Bulmer 1810 - in-4, VIII-39 pp., avec 40 planches gravées sous serpentes, dont deux à double page, demi-maroquin brun moucheté à coins, dos à faux-nerfs orné de filets, guirlandes et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre noire, encadrement de double filet et large guirlande dorés sur les plats, gardes de papier rose (reliure de l'époque). Bel exemplaire. La collection décrite provient pour l'essentiel de l'antiquaire Charles Townley (1737-1805) : conjointement avec ses très nombreux marbres, elle fut acquise après sa mort auprès de ses ayants droits par le Parlement d'Angleterre pour enrichir le British Museum, et forme le noyau le plus important de la section gréco-romaine. Le numismate Taylor Combe (1774-1826) dirigeait depuis 1803 le département des monnaies et médailles, mais parvint en 1807 au poste de gardien de la section des Antiques, et c'est à ce titre qu'il dirigea cette publication.

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         A GRAMMAR illustrating the Principles and Practice of TRADE AND COMMERCE; for the use of Young Persons intended for business.

      London. Richard Phillips. 1810. viii, 216 pages. Folding engraved frontispiece Original sheep, recently and finely re-backed. 140 x 94 mm. Lacks front fre endpaper; ownership name on blank recto of frontispiece; last page a little worn and browned; else a very good copy of a scarce title.

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         Napoleonic Wars

      , October 7, 1810. October 7, 1810. Four pages, scripted on versos only with rectos left blank. Docketed on the verso of the last page. Signed by "Mr Cyrus Eaton", and "Brother David Larmond" and dated "London October 7th 1810". 7.5" x 9.25". Expected folds, with slight paper loss/small tears along center fold not affecting manuscript. Several faded stains. Else near fine.A fantastic letter with great content from the Napoleonic War period. David Larmond pens a long letter to his brother, dated "October 7th, 1810", discussing his long voyage as a member of the crew on a cargo ship. He relates numerous details of adversarial situations and complications with his journey as he travels about the world picking up and discharging cargo. Much of the content also relates to issues at hand during the Napoleon war period, including the era of Napoleon's obsession with divorce and fathering heirs for his empire. Several revealing examples are shown below:"We could not sell our Cargo on account of some of Bonapartes orders, who was expected there every day and the Danes dare not do otherwise than obey him""April we arrived at Stratsond, a Swedish port, up the Baltic sea where we discharged our Caro and sailed for St. Petersburgh … we took on board a a cargo of Helmp and Iron and sailed the ninth of July for New York..""News I have none, Except that they are making great preparations to receive Julian Bonaparte who is on his way to this place from Rome, having fell out with his brother Napolean, who ordered him to Divorce his wife, as he had a better match in view. Julian could not think of Divorcing his wife and Bastardizing his children, and is therefore oing to fley to the English for protection.""The twenty fifth of this month our ships trial comes on and if they condemn her we shall lose our wages which will not be a trifle to lose, and I don't know but they will for under their enormous wigs I think there is mischief concealed, but if they don't condemn her we shall sail as quick as possible …"After seizing political power in France in a 1799 coup d’état, he crowned himself emperor in 1804. Shrewd, ambitious and a skilled military strategist, Napoleon successfully waged war against various coalitions of European nations and expanded his empire. The letter alludes to the fascinating period of Napoleon's reign resulting in French controlled Europe, blockades and trade restrictions, to the period he was determined to have a male child to as an heir for his empire. In the process he had to thwart French rule as he was married to Josephine de Beauharnais, a stylish widow six years his senior who had two teenage children. More than a decade later, in 1809, Napoleon still had no offspring of his own with Josephine, so he had their marriage annulled so he could find a new wife and produce an heir. In 1810, he wed Marie Louise.France had numerous strict rules on Heredity, including:1. The imperial dignity is hereditary through thedirect, natural and legitimate line of descent from Napoleon Bonaparte, from male to male, in order of primogeniture, with the eternal exclusion of females and their descendents.2. Napoleon Bonaparte may adopt the children or grandchildren of his brothers, provided that they have reached the age of eighteen, and that he himself has no children at the time of adoption. These adopted sons enter the line of descent.”He proclaimed-“My decision is made. It is irreversible. The whole of France wants the divorce: they cry out for it. I cannot ignore their wishes. Nothing will bring me back, not tears, not prayers... If it were simply for my happiness, I would sacrifice it, but it is for France. You should be consoling me for being forced to give up the dearest of my affections.” I love Josephine, and never shall I be happier. But we shall know, through this, the feelings of the rulers regarding this act, which will be for me a sacrifice. My family, Talleyrand, Fouché, all my ministers, demand this of me in France’s name. A son would offer you far more stability than my brothers, who are disliked and incapable... Adoptions do not found new dynasties. The complexity of this decision was heightened by the Civil Codes in France at the time firstly, article 7 of the 1806 statute forbad divorce for princes and princesses of the imperial family (imperial decree of 31 March, 1806). Article 277 also stipulated that mutually-agreed divorce could not take place if the wife had reached forty-five (Josephine was forty-six by this point).Perhaps one can say this was the beginning of the end for Napoleon, who was considered very superstitious. But perhaps the most thought provoking was the court opinion of Napoleon and Josephine's union, in which it was said that the people loved the Empress of France; that her popularity is useful to the Emperor and the Empire; that the happiness of one and the other is attached to the continuance of this union; that the Empress is the Emperor’s talisman; and that their separation would put an end to his fortune. We all know how his reign ended only a few years after his divorce. His invasion in Russia in 1812, only 2 years later, was wrought in disaster having brought 600,000 troops into Russia and leaving with only 100,000 survivors. From that point is was a slow downward spiral for his empire, culminating with Napoleon being exiled on the island of Elba. Meanwhile, Josephine had died from pneumonia several years earlier and it is believed Napoleon's last words spoken on his deathbed was Josephine's name. Napoleon and France's superstitions apparently resulted in their feared fateful destiny.A great detailed letter from the Napoleonic period, of an American cargo seaman while traveling in Europe

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         Précis historique de la Révolution française.

      Paris & Strasbourg, Treuttel et Würtz, 1809-1810, - 6 vol. in-16, 16 gravures, demi-veau brun, dos lisse orné de fleurons et filets dorés (rel. de l'époque). Fortes épidermures sur les plats et au dos de l'un des tomes mais intérieur frais. Ex-libris Michel Marie de Pomereu. Exemplaire composé de différents tirages de ce charmant ouvrage orné de 16 gravures h.-t., 6 figures de Moreau et 10 de Duplessis-Bertaux. Tourneux, I, 29-31.

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         Die Schreckenshöhle oder die Leiden der jungen Miranda. Eine neapolitanische Erzählung. Aus dem Englischen bearbeitet von dem Verfasser des Rinaldini. Besonders abgedruckt aus dem Magazin schrecklicher Ereignisse.

      Leipzig, Industrie-Comptoir (1810).. Mit gest. Frontispiz. 144 S. Pappband d. Zt. Goed. V, 512, 53. - Über KVK 3 Exemplare nachweisbar, diese alle mit nur 96 S., was den ersten drei Abschnitten entspricht. Vorliegendes Exemplar mit dem vierten Abschnitt (SS. 97-144), der die gruselige Geschichte des Schwagers Goethes zu einem mehr oder weniger vernünftigen Ende führt! - Unbeschnittenes Exemplar. Mit Exlibris "Arvidus Klingspor Bibliotheca Naesbyensis 1895" (d. i. Carl Arvid von Klingspor, schwedischer Offizier, Reichsheraldiker und Genealoge, 1829-1903). - Rücken berieben. Untere Ecke des Frontispiz fachmännisch ergänzt, ohne Text- oder Bildverlust.

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         Fine Original Miniature Watercolour Portrait of John Braham.

      [c.1810?] Watercolour on ivory (extreme left edge continued on to card). Head & shoulders, facing forwards, in a handsome oval gilt mount, glazed. Image 11 x 8cm; frame 13.5 x 11cm.An attractive and very well executed head & shoulders portrait of the singer and theatre manager John Braham. The subject gazes confidently directly ahead, his long dark curls parted to one side, with a fur-collared cloak thrown loosely over his shoulders. It is a fine portrait of a youthful Braham, very much in the romantic tradition. Braham, 1774-1856, was one of the leading performers of his day, with an international reputation and a circle of well-connected friends. His life began in humble circumstances: he was born into a poor Jewish family, and after being orphaned at a young age was said to have scratched a living selling pencils on the street. A chance encounter with a musical producer while singing outside London's Great Synagogue steered him towards a singing career, and eventually propelled him to fame and fortune. His connection with Dickens was established early in the writer's career. In January 1836, Dickens penned a positive review of Braham in the Morning Chronicle, ensuring the singer was well disposed towards Dickens's advances when he requested Braham take a part in his light opera The Village Coquettes. Braham, much flattered, accepted the proposal, eventually taking the lead part in the piece, which premiered at the St. James Theatre in December the same year. The opera, with music by John Hullah, was performed to enthusiastic audiences, but failed to impress the critics, who, Dickens noted, 'blow their little trumpets against unhappy me most lustily' (Pilgrim Letters, vol. I). Dickens remained friendly with Braham, who introduced him to John Pritt Harley, who also performed in The Village Coquettes, and to whom the published version was dedicated. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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         Robert Burrows (1810-1883) - A Fine Oil, Figures by a River

      Late 19th Century - Robert Burrows (1810-1883) - A Fine Original Late 19th Century Oil. A fine painting of a couple resting by a river, with a moored rowing boat and cattle beyond. Signed to the lower centre with a Rowney & Co., London canvas stamp on the reverse. Signed. On canvas on stretchers. Condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. Small areas of paint loss and abrasions to the edges of canvas , but these would be covered once frames. A small dent to the canvas at the lower right corner with associated paint loss, measuring approx 0.75 cm long. Surface dirt present but paint layer is sounds and secure.Born at Ipswich in 1810, Robert Burrows was the eldest son of Robert Burrows (1782-1863), silversmith in the Old Cattle Market, Ipswich, and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of James Cordy of London. His younger brother was Sir John Cordy Burrows (1813-1876), the eminent surgeon and local politician. A member of the newly formed Ipswich Society of Professional & Amateur Artists in 1832, along with Samuel Read, Robert Burcham Clamp and Jabez Hare, jun. who were probably instructed by Henry Davy. He exhibited at the Suffolk Fine Arts Association exhibition at the New Lecture Hall at the Mechanics' Institute, Ipswich in August 1850 and at the Royal Academy and at the British Institution between 1851 and 1855. Between 1865 and 1868, he was an artist and agent for London Fire Assurance Co. in Ipswich. Burrows enjoyed friendships with other Ipswich artists including Edward Robert Smythe. He also had an interest in photography and a volume of his photographs are in the Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich. By 1869 he seems to have taken up painting as his full time occupation. A regular exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club from 1879, Robert died at his home in Ipswich on 10 November 1883. Size: Medium (15-30cm) Framed: No Style: Realism Weight: 501.00g [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         The Refusal. By the author of the 'Tale of the Times,' 'Infidel Father,' &c.

      London:: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1810., 1810. 3 volumes. 12mo. [vi], 318; vii, [1], 385, [3]; [iii]-vii, [1], 422 pp. Half-titles, includes the terminal leaf of advertisements of "Works Written by Mrs. West" [vol. II]. Original boards, untrimmed; vols. I & III with blue paper backing (vol. II with white paper backing), vols. II & III with boards exposed, stab-hole on rear board of vol. III penetrating through rear 5 leaves (minor). Armorial bookplate of Henry Payne McIntosh; added bookplate of Elizabeth Meade [vols. II & III]. This copy is inscribed by the author to The Lord Bishop Percy of Dromore, author and philologist, who died a year later. Pencil note indicating this volume passed through John Britnell, Toronto, Ont., Canada, bookseller [ca. Oct.-Dec. 1900]. Very good set. RARE PRESENTATION COPY IN ORIGINAL BOARDS First edition. "Today she is best known as the author of a novel that served as a source text for Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility (1811). West's A Gossip's Story (1796), like Austen's novel, features two sisters, one full of rational sense and the other of romantic, emotive sensibility. West's romantic sister shares the same name as Austen's: Marianne. There are further textual similarities, described in Looser et al. ed's Valancourt Classics edition of the novel (2015). Austen, like Shakespeare before her, significantly reworked West's plot and characters to suit her own vision." - Wikip. West's, Letters to a Young Lady, (1806), "forms an ideological counterpart to Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792)." - DNB. See: Garside, Peter; James Raven and Rainer Schöwerling, The English novel, 1770-1829: a bibliographical survey of prose fiction published in the British Isles, Oxford [England]; New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, vol. I, 1810:87. Not in Michael Sadleir, XIX Century Fiction: a bibliographical record, (1951); not in Robert Lee Wolff, Nineteenth-Century Fiction, (1981). Provenance: Henry Payne McIntosh (1846-1935), banker, was born in Cleveland, President Guardian Savings & Trust Company, 1901-1917, Chairman of the Board, since 1917.

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         Circular que dirige el Sr. Gobernador de la Sagrada Mitra a los parrocos y eclesiasticos del Arzobispado de Mexico, recordando la dignidad sacerdotal, y obligacion de instruir y edificar al pueblo con buen exemplo.

      N.p., n.pr., issued in the city of Mexico, 29 January 1810. - 4°, modern wrappers. Fore-edge of final leaf cropped, with loss of a few letters. In good condition. (1 l.), 32 pp. *** FIRST EDITION. The author urges the clergy in Mexico to obey God's laws and to set an example for the laymen, and to remember what happened to France, which is being punished for its lack of religion by being ruled by a tyrant. Sainz de Alfaro, who served as an Inquisitor in Barcelona and Mexico, had written a circular in the previous year advocating that cemeteries in the Archbishopric of Mexico be placed away from churches and towns.*** Palau 285402. Medina, Mexico 10512: citing copies in the British Museum and his own collection. Sutro p. 78. Beristain de Sousa (1883) I, 54. Not in Sabin. Not located in CCPBE. Not located in Rebiun. Copac repeats the British Library only. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         The Arabian Nights. Translated by Edward Forster, with engravings, from pictures by Robert Smirke. 2nd edn. 5 vols.

      William Miller. 1810 Half titles, 24 plates with some light offsetting. A v.g. clean copy. Handsomely bound in full diced calf, elaborate gilt borders & spines; some sl. wear to hinges. Armorial bookplate of Alexander Simson on leading pastedowns; later booklabel of Robert J. Hayhurst. An exceptionally attractive copy.The first edition with Forster's translation was published by Miller in 1802. The first English edition of Arabian Nights was published in 1706.

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         The Question concerning the depreciation of our Currency stated and examined.

      - London, J. Murray, 1810, in-8, bella rilegatura moderna in mezza pelle con angoli, pag. 88. Fregi oro sui piatti e sul dorso. Firma di appartenenza W. Senison. Prima edizione. Manca l'occhietto. Goldsmiths' II, 20080. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rochester and Chatham

      History of the River Thames. W. Bulmer & Co., 1810. Size: 550 x 330 mm. Original aquatint. Original hand colouring. Fine condition. A beautiful aquatint from John and Joseph Boydell's landmark in English topography, A History of the River Thames. Engraved by Stadler, J. C.

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