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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.

      Second Edition 1810. Two volumes in in one. [London], [Hibernia Press Co.], [1810]. 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.

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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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        Letters from A Nobleman to His Son, during the period of his education at Eton and Oxford - In two volumes

      Richard Phillips, Bridge Street, Blackfriars 1810 - 306pp & 359pp. Half leather boards with marbled front and back covers. The marbled paper on the front cover of volume II is starting to come apart from the original board. The binding is tight, and internally the pages show very little evidence of foxing. The edges of the book are pale red. At the back of volume II is 3 page List of Elementary Books for the Use of Schools, Teachers and Young Persons. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Roß Platz in Leipzig - zu geeignet dem Herrn Commerzien Rath Beck Eigenthümer des Hotels de Prusse von Industrie Comptoir in Leipzig". Große Darstellung des Leipziger Roßplatzes mit zahlreichen Pferden und Reitern sowie überaus reicher Personenstaffage, darunter Militärs, fremdländische Kaufleute, Händler, spielende Kinder etc. Aquarellierte Umrissradierung von Christian Gottfried Heinrich Geißler, (um 1810).

      - Darstellung 45,5 x 70,5 cm. Hinter Glas und Rahmen. (110). Thieme-Becker XIII, 351 f. AKL LI, 132. - Eines der sehr seltenen, großformatigen Hauptblätter des Leipziger Kupferstechers und Radierers Christian Gottfried Heinrich Geißler (1770-1844). - Stellenweise leicht gebräunt sowie etwas angestaubt und fleckig. Im oberen Rand und im Himmel einige kleine Löcher. In der Darstellung einige wenige, kaum sichtbare brüchige Stellen. - Hinter schwerer Holzleiste ansprechend gerahmt. - Außerordentlich lebhafte, prachtvoll kolorierte Stadtszenerie.

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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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        (La chasse à Courre [au cerf].) - Suite of 23 (of 24) engravings with etching.

      (Paris), \"déposé a la Bibliotheque Imperiale 1810. Halbleder-Einband der Zeit. Qu-Fol. 23 Bl. (von 24) - Äusserst seltene Folge von Kupferstichen nach Carle Vernet und jagdgeschichtlich von höchstem Interesse. - Früher (Erster?) Druck noch vor der Platten-Nummerierung und ohne Verlagsangabe, lediglich: \"déposé a la Bibliotheque Imperiale\" - auf jeden Fall vor 1814 gedruckt. - Einband berieben und bestoßen. durchgängig etwas gebräunt uns fleckig, meist jedoch ausserhalb der Darstellung. -- Very rare and one of the most desireable engraved hunting sets. - binding rubbed and bumped, plates with some staining, mostly outside image. - vgl.: Dayot 16; Thiébaud 927; Schwerdt III, 65 (“Highly interesting set”); Jeanson, 1987, 574. (jedoch teils spätere Drucke). Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Nach Serenissimi höchst eigener Anordnung erneuerte Bedingungen, unter welchen der Besuch und Gebrauch der Herzoglichen Bibliothek zu Weimar verstattet ist. Einblattdruck, beidseitig bedruckt.

      Weimar 21 März 1810 - 34 x 20,5 cm. (005). Erstdruck der seltenen Benutzungsordnung der Herzoglichen Bibliothek in Weimar. Die Ordnung beruht auf der von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe und Christian Gottlob Voigt 1798 zusammengestellten Bibliotheksordnung und enthält 20 Regularien (vgl. Kratzsch in der Einführung zum Faksimile, 1990). - Kräftiger Druck auf leicht grünlichem Bütten. - Nur ganz minimal fleckig. - Vollrandig und schön erhalten. - Beigegeben: Gesetze. Se. Königliche Hoheit, der Großherzog, haben folgenden Gesetzen über den Gebrauch der hiesigen Großherzoglichen Bibliothek Höchstihre Genehmigung ertheilt ., unterzeichnet mit Schweitzer. Einblattdruck, beidseitig bedruckt. Weimar, 15. Februar 1833. 34 x 20,5 cm. - Enthält 16 Paragraphen. - Auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen (Wappen) gedruckt. - Etwas gebräunt, angestaubt und fleckig, insgesamt aber von guter Erhaltung.

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        Das Hardtgebürge und die Gegend von Worms und Nierstein. Dargestellt in neun malerischen Ansichten. Nach der Natur gezeichnet und radirt von Professor Roux. Mit einem kurzen Text.

      Heidelberg, bey Joseph Engelmann, o. J., (um 1810). - 9 Kupferradierungen. 27x40 cm. 18 Bll. (Je 1 Kupferradierung und 1 Textseite). Texte in dt. und franz. Sprache. OBr.d.Zt. Papier tls. stockfleckig. I. Ansicht von der Neustadt an der Haardt. II. Das Hardtschlösschen und das Dorf Haardt. III. Ruinen des Bergschlosses zu Wachenheim. IV. Ansicht des Haardtgebürgs bey Dürkheim. V. Ruinen des Klosters Limburg. VI. Ruinen des Schlosses Hartenburg. VII. Neu- Leiningen. VIII. Luthers- Linde bey Worms. IX. Gegend bei Nierstein. Jacob Christian Wilhelm Roux *1771 Jena-1830 Heidelberg. Dt. Maler, Zeichner und Radierer. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ansicht des Schlosses Kammer an der Atter See, und des Marktes Schäfling. Altkolorierte Umrissradierung v. Ziegler nach Runk aus Vues de différens Bourgs Villages et Villes de Autriche, Wien F. X. Stöckl.

      Wien F. X. Stöckl., um 1810. - 1 Blatt schöne seltene handkolorierte Radierung, Gerahmt hinter Glas, guter Zustand Garage Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2550 unbekannter Einband, Gesamtmaß 59 x 50 cm

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        The Plays of William Shakspeare, From the Text of Johnson and Steevens (8 Volume Set)

      C. and A. Conrad & Co. Philadelphia; Conrad, Lucas, & Co. Baltimore; Somervell and Conrad, Petersburg; and Bonsal, Conrad, & Co. Norfolk, Philadelphia 1810 - Eight volume set (complete). Octavos. Bound in contemporary American mottled calf, with dark red and black leather spine labels lettered in gold, edges speckled blue. Ink ownership signature of Love Maria Whitcomb and small and attractively printed bookplate of her husband "Dr. F. L. H. Willis" on the front free endpaper or flyleaf of each volume. Modest wear to the edges and joints at the spine ends, overall scattered foxing and some staining, one volume (VI) lacks the front flyleaf, a very good set.An early American edition of Shakespeare's Plays (the first American edition was published in 1795-96), from the library of Frederick L. H. Willis and Love Whitcomb, both of whom were leading exponents of the American Spiritualist movement. Frederick Willis was raised in the same household as Louisa May Alcott and her sisters, and had developed a close relationship to Bronson Alcott. According to Alcott Memoirs, compiled from Willis's biographical writings, he provided the inspiration for the character Laurie in Little Women. Expelled from Harvard Divinity School in 1857 for his involvement with spiritualism, Willis earned a medical degree, moved to Rochester to work as a physician, and taught at the New York Medical College for Women. Love Whitcomb came from a long line of Unitarian pastors in New Hampshire. A writer and musician, Whitcomb edited Tiffany's Monthly Magazine, wrote for The Banner of Light (a Spiritualist journal), and composed several songs and hymns for the movement.A handsome set of nice American bindings featuring Willis's bookplates with ornamental borders, and an interesting association with the Alcott family of New England.

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        Fêtes à l'occasion du Mariage de S.M. Napoléon, Empereur des Français, Roi d'Italie, avec Marie-Louise, Archiduchesse d'Autriche; Recueil de gravures au trait, représentant les principales décorations d'architecture et de peinture, et les illuminations les plus remarquables auxquelles ce mariage a donné lieu

      Paris: Chez L. Ch. Soyer, Libraire-Editeur, rue du Doyenné, no 2, 1810. With 54 plates (1 folding). 48 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Three quarter blue levant, marbled sides, t.e.g. by L. Lemardeley. Bookplate of the prince d'Essling (Victor et Fidelis). Fine. With 54 plates (1 folding). 48 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Handsome copy of this compendium of beautiful line engravings of the architectural and decorative elements of the celebration of the wedding of Napoleon with Marie Louise of Austria on 1 April 1810.From the library of the descendants of Napoleon's marshal Massena, Duc de Rivoli and Prince d'Essling.

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        Elliot & Crissy's New-York Directory, for the year 1811, : and 36th of the independence of the U. States of America

      New York: Elliot and Crissy, at the Tontine Coffee House, 1810. 8vo. 486 pp., complete. Original sheep-backed printed boards. Binding worn, paragraphs on errata leaf and p. 89 relating to the Officers of the Tammany Society effaced in ink by a contemporary owner [most likely Groshan, see below], mostly marginal pale staining and spotting, last leaf with upper margin torn away. FIRST EDITION. With contemporary provenance: signed by John Pier Groshan, 1811 on front free endpaper. Groshan is listed as a brewer living at 128 Duane St. (at the corner of Church) on p. 224 in the list of city residents. Contains laws and regulations; rates of wharfage, storage, cartage; a list of the banks; restrictions on importation; corporation officers; an alphabetical list of all of the streets; benevolent institutions and Masonic lodges; and an extensive list of residents with occupations and addresses (on pp. 90-455). On pages [460] to 483 is "An act to provide against infectious and pestilential diseases. Passed, the 8th day of April, 1811." Scarce. No copies at auction since 1923, and that copy lacked the final two leaves. The Library Company copy is incomplete, wanting pp. 387-402, and all after p.482. Shaw & Shoemaker 51086; Spear, D.N. Amer. directories, p. 239.

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        Napoleonic Wars

      October 7, 1810. <p>Four pages, scripted on versos only with rectos left blank. Docketed on the verso of the last page. Signed by "<b><i>Mr Cyrus Eaton"</i></b>, and <b><i>"Brother David Larmond" </i></b>and dated<b><i> "London October 7th 1810". 7.5" x 9.25". </i></b>Expected folds, with slight paper loss/small tears along center fold not affecting manuscript. Several faded stains. Else near fine.<br></p><p>A fantastic letter with great content from the Napoleonic War period. David Larmond pens a long letter to his brother, dated<b><i> "October 7<sup>th</sup>, 1810"</i></b>, 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:</p><p><b><i>"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"</i></b></p><p><b><i>"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.."</i></b></p><p><b><i>"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."</i></b></p><p><b><i>"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 …"</i></b></p><p>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.</p><p>France had numerous strict rules on Heredity, including:</p><p>1. The imperial dignity is hereditary through the</p><p>direct, 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.</p><p>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.”</p><p>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 <b>31 March, 1806</b>). 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).</p><p>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. </p><p>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.</p><p>A great detailed letter from the Napoleonic period, of an American cargo seaman while traveling in Europe</p>

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        Fêtes à l'occasion du Mariage de S.M. Napoléon, Empereur des Français, Roi d'Italie, avec Marie-Louise, Archiduchesse d'Autriche; Recueil de gravures au trait, représentant les principales décorations d'architecture et de peinture, et les illuminations les plus remarquables auxquelles ce mariage a donné lieu

      Chez L. Ch. Soyer, Libraire-Editeur, rue du Doyenné, no 2, Paris 1810 - With 54 plates (1 folding). 48 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Handsome copy of this compendium of beautiful line engravings of the architectural and decorative elements of the celebration of the wedding of Napoleon with Marie Louise of Austria on 1 April 1810.From the library of the descendants of Napoleon's marshal Massena, Duc de Rivoli and Prince d'Essling. Three quarter blue levant, marbled sides, t.e.g. by L. Lemardeley. Bookplate of the prince d'Essling (Victor et Fidelis). Fine With 54 plates (1 folding). 48 pp. 1 vols. 8vo

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        An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties, and The Literature of The Negroes ; Followed with an Account of the Life and Works of Fifteen Negroes & Mulattoes … Translated by D.B. Warden, Secretary to the American Legation at Paris

      Brooklyn: Thomas Kirk, 1810. First American edition. [ii], viii, [9]-253, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound to style in full speckled calf, red morocco spine label. Text toned, with sporadic damsptaining and spotting throughout. First American edition. [ii], viii, [9]-253, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. "To all those men who have had the courage to plead the cause of the unhappy blacks …". Grégoire (1750-1831), a former Bishop of Blois, was an abolitionist and the first historian of Black literature. His De la Litérature des Nègres (Paris, 1808) was aimed at the seemingly false sympathy of Thomas Jefferson as expressed in his Notes on Virginia. This is the first American edition of that work. It includes biographical portraits of fifteen Blacks, including Phillis Wheatly, Jamaican poet Francis Williams, Olaudah Equiano, and Ignatius Sancho.&#11;&#11;"This now scarce volume set the standards by which most biographical and historical works on gifted blacks were written during the following decades" (Blockson 101). American Imprints 20254; Blockson 10355; Blockson 101, no. 18; Sabin 28728; Dumond Bibliography, p. 61. Provenance: Rev. William H. Butler, Halifax, NS (signature, p. 15, and marginalia throughout)

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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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        The Plays of William Shakspeare, From the Text of Johnson and Steevens (8 Volume Set)

      Philadelphia: C. and A. Conrad & Co. Philadelphia; Conrad, Lucas, & Co. Baltimore; Somervell and Conrad, Petersburg; and Bonsal, Conrad, & Co. Norfolk, 1810. Very Good. Eight volume set (complete). Octavos. Bound in contemporary American mottled calf, with dark red and black leather spine labels lettered in gold, edges speckled blue. Ink ownership signature of Love Maria Whitcomb and small and attractively printed bookplate of her husband "Dr. F. L. H. Willis" on the front free endpaper or flyleaf of each volume. Modest wear to the edges and joints at the spine ends, overall scattered foxing and some staining, one volume (VI) lacks the front flyleaf, a very good set.An early American edition of Shakespeare's Plays (the first American edition was published in 1795-96), from the library of Frederick L. H. Willis and Love Whitcomb, both of whom were leading exponents of the American Spiritualist movement. Frederick Willis was raised in the same household as Louisa May Alcott and her sisters, and had developed a close relationship to Bronson Alcott. According to Alcott Memoirs, compiled from Willis's biographical writings, he provided the inspiration for the character Laurie in Little Women. Expelled from Harvard Divinity School in 1857 for his involvement with spiritualism, Willis earned a medical degree, moved to Rochester to work as a physician, and taught at the New York Medical College for Women. Love Whitcomb came from a long line of Unitarian pastors in New Hampshire. A writer and musician, Whitcomb edited Tiffany's Monthly Magazine, wrote for The Banner of Light (a Spiritualist journal), and composed several songs and hymns for the movement.A handsome set of nice American bindings featuring Willis's bookplates with ornamental borders, and an interesting association with the Alcott family of New England.

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        Vue de la Ville de Morges vers le Lac.

      Published Jan 1 1800 by G. G. & J. Robinson, Paternoster Row, s.d., vers 1810, - 21x30 cm, original engraving, handcolored, (with plate number N° 15). Gravure orig. coloriée à la main, 1 feuille. 27x37 cm, Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        The Friend: A Literary, Moral, and Political Weekly Paper [28 issues, all published]

      Printed and Published by J. Brown [imprints vary], Penrith 1810 - First edition. Numbers 1-27 and the supernumerary number, all issued. With newspaper revenue stamp on each number. 448 pp. 8vo. When Coleridge launched this periodical he had 632 subscribers, but his measured, logical approach to metaphysical theory was too difficult for most of his readers, and the audience dropped off sharply. Included are some significant contributions by Wordsworth, including three essays, some sonnets, and an early fragment of "The Prelude." With the bookplate of the Victorian novelist William Hale White. Tinker 689 (noting Wordsworth references); Wise, Coleridge 20. Provenance: William Hale White (bookplate) Uncut, bound up from the original parts in later 19th-century full blue morocco, t.e.g. Spine faded, pages lightly soiled and creased Numbers 1-27 and the supernumerary number, all issued. With newspaper revenue stamp on each number. 448 pp. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        CORNELIA AND ALCESTIS; TWO OPERAS; FOUNDED ON THE MEDEA AND ALCESTIS OF EURIPIDES. WITH PREPARATORY REMARKS ON THAT ANCIENT AUTHOR

      London: Printed for T. Payne, Pall-Mall, by J. McCreery, 1810. FIRST EDITION. This copy of Mason's two libretti based on Euripides' tragedies "Medea" and "Alcestis" comes with a fore-edge painting that reflects its classical contents, and with illustrious provenance. "Cornelia" transports the story of Medea's revenge on her faithless husband to Roman Britain, while Alcestis' story of self-sacrifice and redemption retains its original setting and cast of characters. These are the work of British writer James Mason (1778/9-1827), who also wrote political pamphlets advocating parliamentary reform and Catholic emancipation, as well as several plays, an epistolary novel, and translations from the classics. The fore-edge painting by the Dover Painter salutes the Greek origins of the operas with a striking depiction of the Acropolis, rising majestically on its hill, surrounded by open countryside with blue mountains in the distance. The foreground is populated by two tourists, sitting on what appears to be part of a ruined column and admiring the view, as well as by four brightly dressed Greek peasants. Our painting shows a sophisticated sense of design as well as a delicacy of painterly strokes, and the whole scene looks very convincing. The intricate gradations in the shading, seen especially in the fields and sky, are remarkable, and the highly skilled use of shadows establishes a strong sense of three-dimensionality. Apparently the artist found this composition pleasing and useful: he painted the same scene, with very minor variations, on another copy of this work in our inventory (see Item #ST12252 on our website), and no doubt on other copies of the same book. The fact that his work was formulaic and repeated in basic form does not diminish the aesthetic achievement of the artist. It is easy to recognize here the work of the so-called "Dover Painter," as it shows his distinctive style of applying small dabs of paint; this method is especially effective in producing convincing texture for skies, trees, shrubs, and grass. "Dover Painter" is the name given by Jeff Weber to the person who painted in the 1920s and '30s, probably for the famous London bookseller Marks & Company. A number of his works found their way into the library of Edward and Estelle Doheny, which was certainly the most outstanding collection to be sold at auction during the 1980s, and which was particularly rich in fore-edge paintings. This copy is further distinguished by apparently having been the gift of the author.. 195 x 122 mm. (7 5/8 x 4 3/4"). 2 p.l., lxxxvii, 188 pp. FIRST EDITION. Harmless contemporary black straight-grain morocco, covers with gilt fillet border, raised bands flanked by plain gilt rules, gilt titling, all edges gilt. WITH AN EXCELLENT FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF THE ACROPOLIS. In a fine amber morocco pull-off box by Sangorski and Sutcliffe.Verso of title page inscribed in ink: "Eliz[abe]th Gould's Book / The Gift of / Ja[me]s Mason Esqr. / April 9th 1819"; two later owner signatures; front pastedown with engraved bookplate of Edward Laurence Doheny, front free endpaper with that of Carrie Estelle Doheny; verso of rear free endpaper with bookseller ticket of J. W. Robinson. Weber I, 152. Joints lightly rubbed, boards rather faded (and with varying color, apparently partly because of refurbishing), minor foxing to endpapers and first and last quires, otherwise an excellent copy, clean and fresh in a sound binding, with a bright and well-preserved fore-edge painting.This copy of Mason's two libretti based on Euripides' tragedies "Medea" and "Alcestis" comes with a fore-edge painting that reflects its classical contents, and with illustrious provenance. "Cornelia" transports the story of Medea's revenge on her faithless husband to Roman Britain, while Alcestis' story of self-sacrifice and redemption retains its original setting and cast of characters. These are the work of British writer James Mason (1778/9-1827), who also wrote political pamphlets advocating parliamentary reform and Catholic emancipation, as well as several plays, an epistolary novel, and translations from the classics. The fore-edge painting by the Dover Painter salutes the Greek origins of the operas with a striking depiction of the Acropolis, rising majestically on its hill, surrounded by open countryside with blue mountains in the distance. The foreground is populated by two tourists, sitting on what appears to be part of a ruined column and admiring the view, as well as by four brightly dressed Greek peasants. Our painting shows a sophisticated sense of design as well as a delicacy of painterly strokes, and the whole scene looks very convincing. The intricate gradations in the shading, seen especially in the fields and sky, are remarkable, and the highly skilled use of shadows establishes a strong sense of three-dimensionality. Apparently the artist found this composition pleasing and useful: he painted the same scene, with very minor variations, on another copy of this work in our inventory (see Item #ST12252 on our website), and no doubt on other copies of the same book. The fact that his work was formulaic and repeated in basic form does not diminish the aesthetic achievement of the artist. It is easy to recognize here the work of the so-called "Dover Painter," as it shows his distinctive style of applying small dabs of paint; this method is especially effective in producing convincing texture for skies, trees, shrubs, and grass. "Dover Painter" is the name given by Jeff Weber to the person who painted in the 1920s and '30s, probably for the famous London bookseller Marks & Company. A number of his works found their way into the library of Edward and Estelle Doheny, which was certainly the most outstanding collection to be sold at auction during the 1980s, and which was particularly rich in fore-edge paintings. This copy is further distinguished by apparently having been the gift of the author.

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        Astrography, of the Heavens Displayed on a New Plan

      W. Gilbert, London 1810 - Original 1810 edition professionally rebound in quarter leather to spine and marbled covered boards. All four engraved plates are present including the pull out frontispiece of the Map of the Heavens, two full page plates and a pull out plate depicting the limbs of the moon. The top right corner of the frontispiece is missing (not effecting the engraving). Missing the 12 page catalogue of "Established School Books). Page 199/200 has a small horizontal closed tear half way up on the right side. Binding is tight with white end-papers. There is a paper dial attached to the map of the Southern Hemisphere map. A very good copy of a rare title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Handbuch der Naturgeschichte für Landwirthe; entworfen von Georg Ernst WilhelmCrone. Mit einem Vorrede von Albrecht Thaer. Erster [und zweiter] Theil Einleitung in die gesammte Naturgeschichte. Allgemeine Pflanzenkunde, Spezielle Pfanzenkunde.

      Hannover bei den Gebrüdern Hahn., 1810 - X, 606 S. mit einer ausfaltbaren tabellerischen Tafeln und neun ausfakltbaren Pfanzentafeln; [1] 510 S. mit 12 Kupfertafeln; 764 S. (ADB). Band 4, S. 607 f.seltenes, üppig illustriertes Werk, sehr gut erhalten. Postum erschienen 1816/1817 erschienen in dieser Reihe ein dritter Teil zur Zoologie. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 750 8° Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Titelrückenschild.

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        THE LADY OF THE LAKE; A POEM

      John Ballantyne and Co.; Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, and William Miller, Edinburgh and London 1810 - G+/no DJ Large Crown Quarto in full dark brown calf with gilt text in red title boxes on spine. Contemporary rebinding with additional endpapers and new endbands. 290 pp. Notes: cxxix. Frontispiece, title page, inscription, and argument page all present. Three of the four possible watermarks present [1807, 1809 and Balston 1810]. Evident shelfwear; boards rubbed and scuffed, corners a bit bumped, leather in excellent shape. Interior age toned with some foxing, scattered light pencil marginalia. Binding solid. Rockville Non-Retail Listings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CORNELIA AND ALCESTIS; TWO OPERAS; FOUNDED ON THE MEDEA AND ALCESTIS OF EURIPIDES. WITH PREPARATORY REMARKS ON THAT ANCIENT AUTHOR

      London: Printed for T. Payne, Pall-Mall, by J. McCreery, 1810. FIRST EDITION. This copy of Mason's two libretti based on Euripides' tragedies "Medea" and "Alcestis" comes with a fore-edge painting that reflects its classical contents, and with illustrious provenance. "Cornelia" transports the story of Medea's revenge on her faithless husband to Roman Britain, while Alcestis' story of self-sacrifice and redemption retains its original setting and cast of characters. These are the work of British writer James Mason (1778/9-1827), who also wrote political pamphlets advocating parliamentary reform and Catholic emancipation, as well as several plays, an epistolary novel, and translations from the classics. The fore-edge painting by the Dover Painter salutes the Greek origins of the operas with a striking depiction of the Acropolis, rising majestically on its hill, surrounded by open countryside with blue mountains in the distance. The foreground is populated by two tourists, sitting on what appears to be part of a ruined column and admiring the view, as well as by four brightly dressed Greek peasants. Our painting shows a sophisticated sense of design as well as a delicacy of painterly strokes, and the whole scene looks very convincing. The intricate gradations in the shading, seen especially in the fields and sky, are remarkable, and the highly skilled use of shadows establishes a strong sense of three-dimensionality. Apparently the artist found this composition pleasing and useful: he painted the same scene, with very minor variations, on another copy of this work in our inventory (see Item #ST12252 on our website), and no doubt on other copies of the same book. The fact that his work was formulaic and repeated in basic form does not diminish the aesthetic achievement of the artist. It is easy to recognize here the work of the so-called "Dover Painter," as it shows his distinctive style of applying small dabs of paint; this method is especially effective in producing convincing texture for skies, trees, shrubs, and grass. "Dover Painter" is the name given by Jeff Weber to the person who painted in the 1920s and '30s, probably for the famous London bookseller Marks & Company. A number of his works found their way into the library of Edward and Estelle Doheny, which was certainly the most outstanding collection to be sold at auction during the 1980s, and which was particularly rich in fore-edge paintings. This copy is further distinguished by apparently having been the gift of the author.. 195 x 122 mm. (7 5/8 x 4 3/4"). 2 p.l., lxxxvii, 188 pp. FIRST EDITION. Harmless contemporary black straight-grain morocco, covers with gilt fillet border, raised bands flanked by plain gilt rules, gilt titling, all edges gilt. WITH AN EXCELLENT FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF THE ACROPOLIS. In a fine amber morocco pull-off box by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Verso of title page inscribed in ink: "Eliz[abe]th Gould's Book / The Gift of / Ja[me]s Mason Esqr. / April 9th 1819"; two later owner signatures; front pastedown with engraved bookplate of Edward Laurence Doheny, front free endpaper with that of Carrie Estelle Doheny; verso of rear free endpaper with bookseller ticket of J. W. Robinson. Weber I, 152. Joints lightly rubbed, boards rather faded (and with varying color, apparently partly because of refurbishing), minor foxing to endpapers and first and last quires, otherwise an excellent copy, clean and fresh in a sound binding, with a bright and well-preserved fore-edge painting. This copy of Mason's two libretti based on Euripides' tragedies "Medea" and "Alcestis" comes with a fore-edge painting that reflects its classical contents, and with illustrious provenance. "Cornelia" transports the story of Medea's revenge on her faithless husband to Roman Britain, while Alcestis' story of self-sacrifice and redemption retains its original setting and cast of characters. These are the work of British writer James Mason (1778/9-1827), who also wrote political pamphlets advocating parliamentary reform and Catholic emancipation, as well as several plays, an epistolary novel, and translations from the classics. The fore-edge painting by the Dover Painter salutes the Greek origins of the operas with a striking depiction of the Acropolis, rising majestically on its hill, surrounded by open countryside with blue mountains in the distance. The foreground is populated by two tourists, sitting on what appears to be part of a ruined column and admiring the view, as well as by four brightly dressed Greek peasants. Our painting shows a sophisticated sense of design as well as a delicacy of painterly strokes, and the whole scene looks very convincing. The intricate gradations in the shading, seen especially in the fields and sky, are remarkable, and the highly skilled use of shadows establishes a strong sense of three-dimensionality. Apparently the artist found this composition pleasing and useful: he painted the same scene, with very minor variations, on another copy of this work in our inventory (see Item #ST12252 on our website), and no doubt on other copies of the same book. The fact that his work was formulaic and repeated in basic form does not diminish the aesthetic achievement of the artist. It is easy to recognize here the work of the so-called "Dover Painter," as it shows his distinctive style of applying small dabs of paint; this method is especially effective in producing convincing texture for skies, trees, shrubs, and grass. "Dover Painter" is the name given by Jeff Weber to the person who painted in the 1920s and '30s, probably for the famous London bookseller Marks & Company. A number of his works found their way into the library of Edward and Estelle Doheny, which was certainly the most outstanding collection to be sold at auction during the 1980s, and which was particularly rich in fore-edge paintings. This copy is further distinguished by apparently having been the gift of the author.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        The Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris for the Year 1816, 1817, 1818. Published by the Order oft he Commissioners of Longitude (Anhang / Addendix: Two Practical Rules for Reducing the observes Distance of the Moon from the Sun or a Fixed Star tog

      London, T. Bensley, 1810 - 1813. 8 Bl., 162 S., 3 Bl., 10 Bl., 162 S., 1 B., 10 Bl., 163 S., 18 S. Blauer Halbleinenband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Buchdeckel in mehrfarbiger Marmorierung und mit Leinenecken. Format: 23 x 14,5 cm. Offizielles Astronomisches Jahrbuch der internationalen Astronomie und der Geowissenschaften. Wichtigster Inhalt des Almanachs sind präzise Vorausberechnungen aller größeren Körper des Sonnensystems. Die Erstausgabe von \"The Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris\" erfolgte für das Jahr 1767 in England, das amerikanische Pendant \"The American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac\" wurde erstmals für das Jahr 1855 herausgegeben. Die britische Ausgabe erschien unverändert bis 1959 und wurde dann in \"The Astronomical Ephemeris\" umbenannt. Von 1981 an erscheinen britische und amerikanische Ausgabe gemeinsam unter dem Titel \"The Astronomical Almanac\". Sehr gutes, sauberes Exemplar. Auch innen sehr guter Zustand, Seiten überwiegend sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei (allenfalls wenige Seiten geringfügig fleckig). Titelblatt mit altem Stempel der Königlichen Sternwarte Bonn. Weitere Fotos sowie weitere seltene Fachzeitschriften-Angebote zur Astronomie und Physik auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (Rubrik: Astronomie und Physik). Further photos and other rare journals about astronomy and physics at the homepage of the antiquarian bookstore (Section: Astronomy and Physics). Versand D: 2,50 EUR Planeten Nautical Almanac Astronomie Astrometrie Ephemeriden Astronomical Almanac Astronomical Ephemeris Almanach Jahrbuch

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
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        Prospetto del nuovo Ponte alla Schieggia Fabricato sulla Via Flaminia detta del Furlo

      1810 ca, Scheggia (PG) - Perugia 1810 - Rara raffigurazione del nuovo ponte a botte innalzato lungo la via Flaminia nel territorio della Schieggia. Il ponte venne ideato dall'ingegnere Giuseppe Fabri di Fossombrone. Nella realizzazione di quest'opera, che trovò compimento nel ottobre del 1805, furono ritrovate le antiche vestigia della città di Lucevoli e dei suoi bagni. A poca distanza furono anche rinvenute le fondamenta del tempio di Giove appennino presso cui furono trovate le celebri tavole eugubbine di bronzo, che nel 1456 furono vendute alla cimunità di Gubbio dalla famiglia Vici. Ottima conservazione mm 292x417

      [Bookseller: Sergio Trippini]
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        PETER PRIM'S PRIDE Or Proverbs, That will Suit the Young, Or the Old.

      London, Published by J. Harris, Corner of St Paul's Churchyard, Dec. 26. 1810.. FIRST EDITION 1810 (later issue with paper watermarked 1829), 12mo, 127 x 100 mm, 5 x 4 inches, engraved title page and 15 leaves engraved one side only with a very good amusing hand coloured illustration with a proverb or adage as caption below. In the original pink thin card wraps, with the original printed label on the upper cover on which the abbreviated title has been hand written (as issued). Spine browned and slightly rubbed, tiny rub to corners, 15 mm (¾") crack to upper cover at lower edge in line with stitching, label slightly browned, lower stitch holding the little book firmly but the upper stitch is missing, faint browning to edges of pages, some pale offsetting. A very good bright clean copy. Early issues of this title had a page of letterpress text with a little story facing each illustration. Moon, John Harris, No.680; Oppenheimer Catalogue No. 2006 with letterpress text, No. 2007 without letterpress text. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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