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        Tours in Wales. With Notes

      London: Wilkie and Robinson, 1810. Three volumes, octavo; engraved frontispiece and plates, some foxing; half morocco, marbled boards, top edge gilt. Thomas Pennant born in 1726, he was a prominent ornithologist and zoologist and prolific author of the eighteenth century. His writings about natural history, topography and travel were based on his many tours of the British Isles and research into the world's animal kingdom. It was said that his writings achieved great success by always making dull scientific matters interesting. His circle of friends included Sir Joseph Banks and Captain James Cook, in 1771 he visited Banks shortly after he returned from his voyage around the world with Cook. It was at this time that Pennant came into possession of some of the specimens that Banks had bought back from the voyage and would later write about. The origins of the name Pennant Hills in the Cumberland area has long been debated, in recent times it has been argued that it was named after Thomas Pennant, apart from being an associate of Banks, he was a member of the Royal Society and known to senior people in the infant colony including Francis Grose the lieutenant-governor.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Southern Emu Wren

      London: circa, 1810. Original watercolour measuring 150 x 110mm., signed 'Howitt', fine condition, framed. Detailed original watercolour painting of an Australian Southern Emu Wren by Samuel Howitt (1756-1822). Howitt was a celebrated illustrator of animals, sporting scenes and other natural history subjects. Born into comfortable circumstances, Howitt was a keen rider, huntsman and angler who enjoyed the good life on his Essex property until overtaken by financial hardship. Although self-taught, he turned his hand to professional painting and illustration, specialising in sporting scenes. Significantly, Howitt contributed to the flourishing English trade in fine illustrated books - for example, some 38 aquatints after his sketches are included in Edward Orme's Foreign Field Sports (1814). In 1779 he married Elizabeth, sister of the caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson, and the two men became long-term friends. At a time when natural history illustration was becoming an increasingly specialised and scientific occupation, Howitt was a self-professed popular illustrator. In A New Work of Animals (1818) Howitt describes his role somewhat intermediately: 'The artist, studious to attain correctness, hopes he may deserve the approbation of the natural historian, and assist the pencil of the designer who has not had an opportunity to pay the same attention to this branch of the art'. Nonetheless, Howitt was widely regarded as an artist of considerable skill, with regular inclusions at Royal Academy shows and prestigious commissions for his hunting scenes. His services were sought by serious natural history collectors including Walter Fawkes of Farnley Hall and William Bullock. Fawkes was an indefatigable natural history collector, while Bullock sold exotic specimens and owned the famous London museum bearing his name. Both collectors took some pride in their Australian ornithological specimens, and Howitt contributed to Bullock's museum catalogues and Fawkes' Synopsis of Natural History (1823). Howitt enjoyed Bullock's patronage for some time, as evidenced by his entry for the 1814 Royal Academy exhibition catalogue lists his place of residence as "Bullock's Museum, Piccadilly". This original watercolour is a pleasing example of Howitt's ability as a natural history illustrator, with fine detailing of the claws, beak and plumage of the Southern Emu Wren. The pose of the bird in the painting may derive from William Bullock's innovation of having his specimens stuffed and mounted in a life-like manner. Provenance: the Howitt family, by descent, until dispersal of the collection in very recent times.

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        Hudibras, in Three parts, Written in the Time of the Late Wars: Corrected and Amended with Large Annotation, and Preface, By Zachary Grey, LL.D. COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES

      Thomas Tegg, London 1810 - 2 volumes bound in red leather. Shelf-wear to edges, especially along spine. Corners bumped, binding still tight, pages browned. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte des Pflanzenreiches. Erster und zweiter Band: Allgemeine Einführung. Dritter Band: Mehlgebende Pflanzen, Küchengewächse und Obst. Vierter Band: Küchengwächse und Obst. Fünfter Band: Obst, Gewürze, Oele und Zucker. Sechster Band: Gräser und Futterkräuter; Pflanzen, deren Früchte und Säfte zu Getränken, wie auch solche, die zur Bekleidung ec. angewendet werden. Siebenter Band: Wahre Holzpflanzen. Strauchartige Holzarten. Fremde oder ausländische Holzarten. Achter Band: Arzneypflanzen von der ersten bis zur fünfzehnten Klasse. Neunter Band: Arzneypflanzen der fünfzehnten bis neunzehnten Klasse. Zehnter Band: Zierpflanzen und ihre Behandlung.

      Engelbrecht'sche,, Augsburg, 1810 - 10 Bde. Augsburg, Engelbrecht'sche, 1810 - [1821]. 18 n.n. + 573 + 1; 558 + 2; 4 n.n. + 732; 4 n.n. + 764; 8 n.n. +730; 8 n.n. + 740 + 36; 8 n.n. + 440 + 52; 8 n.n. + 512; 4 n.n. + 384 + 40; 4 n.n. + 748 + 32 S. Pp. der Zeit. Mit fünf gestochenen Titelblättern. Ohne die Tafeln, reine Textbände. - Leicht stockfleckig, T. m. Besitzsign., Gbrsp. Deutsch

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        A Treatise on the Statute of Limitations

      London: Printed for J. Butterworth, 1810. Octavo, with armorial bookplate of Barron Field; a very good copy in a handsome contemporary calf binding with elegant blind tooling. From the library of Barron Field with his bookplate. A significant contemporary legal text and pleasing association copy from the library of one of Australia's first civilian judges, first magistrate of the Supreme Court of Van Diemen's Land and Australia's first published poet. William Ballantine, Barrister and member of the Temple Bar published this definitive text in 1810, and it would have been a significant and useful work in Field's legal library, at a time when he was working on his important Analysis of Blackstone's Commentaries (London, 1811). In May 1816 was appointed to replace J. H. Bent as judge of the Supreme Court of Civil Judicature in New South Wales. He reached Sydney next February with his newly-wedded wife Jane in the exclusively female convict transport Lord Melville. He went on to an influential career, and was heavily involved with many benevolent societies. He left Australia for England in 1824, and was later appointed to a position in Gibraltar. Barron Field's knowledge of legislative precedent and procedure allowed him to clarify thorny and ambiguous legal issues in the fledgling colony, especially those relating to the emancipation of convicts. He earnt considerable hostility for curbing the legal rights of emancipated convicts to own land, sue the Court of Justice, and give evidence at trial. A Treatise on the Statute of Limitations primarily concerns property law, with chapters on writs for asserting the right to claim property, right of entry, torts etc: issues of critical importance in the early years of the colony where ambiguity existed in the the sale and division of land.

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        The FATAL CABINET; or the Profligate Mother. Two Volumes in One.

      Published by Isaiah Thomas, Jr., Boston: 1810 - General binding wear. Leaf 2-5 with period sewing repair to long tear [no loss]. Usual browning & foxing to paper. A VG copy of an uncommon work. Period full brown sheep binding, flat back, with black leather title label to spine. 12mo, gathered in 6s. 7-1/8" x 4-1/4". 1st US edition (American Imprints 20091). Cf. Garside & Schowerling 1810:48 for the UK edition, entitled "The Profligate Mother, or the Fatal Cabinet." 148; 135, [1] pp. Last page a publisher advert. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The FATAL CABINET; or the Profligate Mother. Two Volumes in One

      Boston:: Published by Isaiah Thomas, Jr.. 1810.. 12mo, gathered in 6s. 7-1/8" x 4-1/4". 1st US edition (American Imprints 20091). Cf. Garside & Schowerling 1810:48 for the UK edition, entitled "The Profligate Mother, or the Fatal Cabinet." 148; 135, [1] pp. Last page a publisher advert.. Period full brown sheep binding, flat back, with black leather title label to spine.. General binding wear. Leaf 2-5 with period sewing repair to long. tear [no loss]. Usual browning & foxing to paper. A VG copy of an. uncommon work..

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        The FATAL CABINET; or the Profligate Mother. Two Volumes in One

      Boston:: Published by Isaiah Thomas, Jr.. 1810.. 12mo, gathered in 6s. 7-1/8" x 4-1/4". 1st US edition (American Imprints 20091). Cf. Garside & Schowerling 1810:48 for the UK edition, entitled "The Profligate Mother, or the Fatal Cabinet." 148; 135, [1] pp. Last page a publisher advert.. Period full brown sheep binding, flat back, with black leather title label to spine.. General binding wear. Leaf 2-5 with period sewing repair to long. tear [no loss]. Usual browning & foxing to paper. A VG copy of an. uncommon work..

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        PRELIMINARES A LA CONSTITUCION PARA EL REINO DE ESPANA

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Tarragona. 1810. 47+67Pag. 20x13. La Obra se divide en dos partes, Preliminares de la Constitucion, Espana y el Espanol a presencia de sus Cortes. Ejemplar extremadamente raro y dificil de encontrar. Ref 8.4 Biblioteca A.

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        Gesetz-Sammlung für die Königlichen Preussischen Staaten. 1810 bis 1872 in 38 Bände un Ein Band Haupt-Register zur Gesetz Sammlung von 1806-1863.

      1810-1872, Berlin, 1810 - Goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Platte mamoriertes Papier. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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        "Dalli Orti Farnesiani in Roma".

      1810. Radierung, 1810, auf Velin. 17:22,6 cm. Blatt 15 der 20-Blatt-Folge "Römische Ansichten". Sehr gutes Exemplar mit ca. 1,5 cm breitem Rand um die Plattenkante. Verso an den oberen Ecken Klebereste. Literatur: Andresen 15, III, mit der Nummer rechts oben; Lutterotti Radierungen 15; Ausst. Katalog: Joseph Anton Koch. Ansichten von der Natur. Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, 1989, Nr. 83-92.. In einem vom 10. Juni 1810 datierten Brief an R. von Langer (1783-1846) in München schrieb Koch, er habe "ein Werk Italienischer Gegenden auf Assoziation zu radieren angefangen". Die für den Verkauf bestimmte Folge stellt Gegenden aus Rom und dessen Umgebung dar. Ursprünglich hatte der Künstler vor, die Suite über die 20 Blatt hinaus auszudehnen. Wegen fehlender Kupferplatten wurde das Projekt jedoch mit der Vollendung der zwanzigsten Platte eingestellt. Die "Römischen Ansichten" sind die letzten druckgraphischen Arbeiten Kochs, der sich fortan nur noch er Ölmalerei widmete.

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        Hochgebirgslandschaft mit Wanderern im Tal., Tuschfeder, in Braun und Grau laviert.

      Um 1810. - Im Rand außerhalb der Einfassungslinien handschriftlich bezeichnet "von . gegen Ober-Hesen Kanton Schwyz u. Glarus" sowie "J. I. Stäler/Stüber (schwer leserlich, verblasst). Auf Velin. Großformatige stimmungsvolle Landschaftsstudie, die im Vordergrund fein mit der Tuschfeder ausgeführt ist. Ein alter blatthoher Baum bietet den Wanderern Schutz. Einer von ihnen hält vor einem großen Holzkreuz am Wegesrand Andacht. Das Hochgebirge im Hintergrund (wohl Glarner Alpen) ist durch transparente Pinselstriche herausgearbeitet und verschwimmt in der Ferne. Von mehreren unterschiedlich breiten Tuschlinien eingefaßt. - Randschäden und kleinere Einrisse, teils bis in die Einfassung reichend, z. T. hinterlegt. Fehlstelle in der unteren rechten Ecke. Eine Knickspur in der unteren rechten Ecke. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

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        Authentic narrative of the recent loss of his majesty's ship Crescent, John Temple, captain, which struck about ten o'clock at night, December 5, 1808, off the coast of Jutland, near Robsnought, when upwards of two hundred people, the captain, officers, seamen, women, &c. perished, as communicated by Lieut. John Weaver, of the Royal Marines, one of the officers who was fortunately saved. Also, the shipwreck and adventures of Captain Nathaniel Uring, in the beginning of November, 1711.

      London, Thomas Tegg, (1810).Sm.8vo. Modern boards. With folding aquatint plate depicting the 'wreck of the Crescent, frigate' (mounted). 28 pp.* Extracted from the collection, Mariner's marvelous Magazine or wonders of the ocean, containing narratives of the most noted shipwrecks and disasters at sea. - Account of a shipwreck off the coast of Denmark. The second account contains the loss of a Jamaica sloop, commanded by Captain Nathaniel Uring, in 1711. Uring was twice shipwrecked in the Caribbean.His A history of the voyages and travels of Captain Nathaniel Uring (London 1726) covers almost a lifetime of voyaging to most parts of the North Atlantic and the seas connecting. - Rare popular edition.Huntress 153C; Howgego U10; Sabin 98124.

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        An Account of a Voyage to New South Wales ... [and] The History of New South Wales including Botany Bay, Port Jackson, Parramatta, Sydney and all its Dependancies

      London: Jones, 1810. Two volumes, octavo; a fine pair with both works completely uncut in original boards, later paper title-labels; handsome matching slipcases. Matching pair uncut in original boards. A beautiful uncut set of Barrington's famous pair of works, rare in this condition. The History, with its seventeen full-page plates, is the first book on the new colony to contain coloured illustrations of Sydney; these are also among the earliest engravings to show proper settlement - only Collins' Account of the Colony (1798) having any earlier depictions. Despite questions about its actual authorship, this is a substantial and important account of early Sydney. The preface claims with some justice that 'no prior attempt has been made to produce a complete history of the Country itself, from its discovery, and an account of its inhabitants, their customs and manners…'. The matching Voyage volume provides considerable detail on eighteenth-century New South Wales not available elsewhere. It too is illustrated, with twelve full-page coloured plates, and a portrait of the notorious "author". Barrington had been transported on the Third Fleet of 1791, already a legend as a rogue, and over the next decade English publishers used his notoriety to produce books on transportation and the new colony for a public eager for information.

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        Autograph letter signed, to William Merry

      London: Downing Street, 30 October, 1810. Small folio, 2 pp., legibly written in brown ink; original folds, reinforced on central fold, tipped into a quarter morocco binding. Long term consignment. Robert Peel and William Bligh. An important letter relating to the trial of George Johnston and his fellow rebels in London. The letter, written only days after Bligh's arrival in London, shows the interest necessarily being taken in the case by no less a figure than Sir Robert Peel, who had been appointed Under-Secretary to Lord Liverpool, Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, in 1810. Peel's role meant that he took charge of departmental correspondence with the colonies - everything, he later said, from Botany Bay to Prince Edward Island. This position led him to be involved in the 1811 prosecution of the case against the mutineers in what has since become famous as the "Rum Rebellion". The letter is written to William Merry, a long-serving official of the British government, who had himself been appointed Deputy Secretary at War in 1809 (see his obituary in the Gentleman's Magazine for June 1856). Peel writes: 'Captain Bligh late Governor of the Colony of New South Wales having represented to Lord Liverpool that the Persons named in the inclosed List have been brought from thence to be examined as Evidences in the Proceedings about to be instituted respecting the late Mutiny, and that it was necessary they should be subsisted, I have his Lordship's Directions to request you will move the Secretary at War to give orders that such amount of Subsistence as may appear reasonable to his Lordship may be issued to them respectively…'. The actual list of defence witnesses for the George Johnston/William Bligh "Rum Rebellion" trial of 1811 referred to in this letter has not survived. However, the witnesses in Bligh's defence were nineteen in all and included leading New South Wales men such as Robert Campbell, Palmer, Fulton, Gore and George Suttor. As the ADB notes, since Johnston's defence was justification, the trial was virtually Bligh's as well: the former's conviction was the latter's acquittal. This letter, written only five days after Bligh arrived in London from Sydney, is testimony to his troubled life and continued public humiliation.

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        An Account of a Voyage to New South Wales

      London: Jones, 1810. Octavo, portrait frontispiece and nine handcoloured plates, folding map (laid down); some browning and staining but an adequate copy in contemporary half calf. Second edition with fine handcoloured plates. The second edition (first published 1803) of this substantial account of the voyage to New South Wales via the Cape of Good Hope, with incidents partly derived from Barrington's experience on the Third Fleet. Transported to New South Wales on the Third Fleet of 1791, Barrington was already a legendary hero in England, a prince of rogues. The English public's continuing interest in New South Wales and the fate of the transported convicts encouraged the publishers' greed: they compiled information from various sources to satisfy a public starved of accounts of the new colony since the books by Tench and Hunter in 1793. For better or worse, Barrington became the peg on which the less scrupulous London publishers hung their hats: how much if any of the extensive literature attributed to him was actually Barrington's work will always be a matter for conjecture, although it is generally accepted that his contribution was minimal if it even existed at all. But even if the whole "Barrington" canon is a concoction from other sources, the 80 entries in Ferguson demonstrate the great popularity that his accounts had with the contemporary reader. These early editions represent the form in which information about New South Wales and the voyage there reached those of the public who could not afford the expensive quartos published by members of the First Fleet.

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        Catalogue Des Livres Rares et Précieux De La Bibliothèque De Feu M. Ant. Bern. Caillard, Ancien Ministre Plénipotentiaire De France à Ratisbonne et à Berlin, &c. &c. Membre De La Légion D'Honneur

      1810. A Paris, chez De Bure, 1810. 8 (including halftitle and title), xxiii,423, 6pp. Original blue wrappers, spine (with titleshield) heavily damaged, but binding holding well. Uncut. Priced throughout in a contemporary hand. Reprint of an earlier catalogue for a sale that was supposed to take place in 1808. Caillard (1737-1807) was a French diplomat and man of letters. His was an important library containing notable incunabula, classical texts, scientific and natural history works, and voyages in the finest possible condition and often printed on large paper. Also included are manuscripts and fine bindings. According to Graesse, this catalogue (2650 items described) is based upon an earlier printed inventory (Paris, Crapelet, 1805); the sale did not actually take place for another two years (1810, November 26 - January? 1811), at which time copies of the 1808 edition were reissued, with a new cancel titlepage dated 1810. The work has an extensive index. Our copy has the four page schedule of the sale (between halftitle and title) that is very rare! The last 6 pages contain a catalogue: Ouvrages nouveaux qui viennent de paroître chez De Bure père et fils, Libraires de la Bibliothèque Impériale, rue Serpente, no. 7 [c.f. Grolier Club # 498; Blogie col. 29; Bogeng III, p. 70; Dibdin p. 76; Graesse II, p. 69; B.B.G., VIII, pp. 108-109: "Il avait formé à grands frais une bibliothèque magnifique"; Peignot, p. 87: "On y trouve quelques notes bibliographiques plus ou moins exactes. Destiné pour une vente, c'est un fort bon catalogue."]

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        "Die Abtey Arnstein". Ansicht des Klosters über die Lahn.

      . Altkol. Aquatinta in Sepia von F.C. Reinermann, um 1810, 27,5 x 40,5 cm.. Vgl. Le Blanc 3, 296 u. Nagler XIV, 90, 16; Thieme-Becker Bd. XXVIII, S. 120 f. - Der Landschaftsmaler, Kupferstecher und Lithograph wurde 1764 in Wetzlar geboren. Nach Lehr- und Wanderjahren, u.a. in Rom bei L. Ducros, war er tätig in Basel, Wetzlar und Frankfurt, wo er 1835 auch starb. Bekannt wurde er durch seine großen Folgen "Ansichten der Lahn" und "Ansichten der Mosel". - Unser Blatt in frischem Altkolorit und aufwendiger Rahmung.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Dresden. - Gesamtansicht von der Bautzener Straße. - Johann Friedrich Wizani. - "Vue de Dresde du cote de l'orient sur le chemin de Budissin".

      . Historische Ortsansicht. Radierung / Umrissradierung, alt koloriert, um 1810. Von Johann Friedrich Wizani, nach Johann Philipp Veith. 45,8 x 64,2 cm (Darstellung) / 52 x 67 cm (Blatt). Rechts unterhalb der Darstellung signiert "acheve par Wizani le jeune", mittig bezeichnet "bei Heinrich Ritter in Dresden un links "Dessine d'apres Nature par Veith". Mittig betitelt. - Blick auf die Stadt Dresden aus der Ferne. Links befindet sich die Elbe, im Vordergrund von drei Pferden gezogenes Fuhrwerk. - Papier leicht gebräunt und etwas fleckig. Vereinzelte braune Flecklein am unteren Blattrand. Blattrand insgesamt etwas wellig und mit mehreren winzigen Einrissen. Zwei etwas größere restaurierte Einrisse. Partiell Papierschäden. Insgesamt gut erhalten. Johann Friedrich Wizani (1770 Dresden - 1838 Dresden). Deutscher Landschaftsmaler, Zeichner und Stecher. Ab 1787 Studium an der Dresdner Akademie bei Adrian Zingg, in den 1790er Jahren bei Johann Philipp Veith. Ab 1792 zeichnete, radierte und aquarellierte er vorwiegend sächsische Gegenden und verdiente sich seinen Lebensunterhalt mit Miniaturgemälde. Eine Malertätigkeit an der Meißner Porzellanmanufaktur musste er wegen einer Augenerkrankungen aufgeben, die ihn zeitlebens beeinträchtigte. Ab 1820 entstanden großformatige Umrissradierungen mit Panoramen v.a. der Gegend um Dresden, aber auch anderer Orte. Johann Philipp Veith (1768 Dresden - 1837 Dresden). Deutscher Landschaftszeichner, Radierer und Kupferstecher. Schüler der Dresdner Akademie und von Adrian Zingg. Nach 1790 machte sich Veith selbstständig. Seit 1798 Pensionär der Dresdner Akademie. Pflegte freundschaftlich Beziehungen zu Philipp Otto Runge, der 1801 in Dresden eintraf. 1802 war er zu Studienzwecken in der Schweiz, Oberitalien und Rom unterwegs. 1813/14 weitere Italienreise..

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        The Travels of Mirza Abu Taleb Khan in Asia, Africa, and Europe During the Years 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, and 1803

      fair to poor Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme London 1810 First? First? 320 & 418, 2-vol. set, frontis illus., both boards v.1 separated, front bd v.2 separated & rear bd mostly separated, bds/spines quite worn substantial foxing to text. Translated from the Persian language text.

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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 . during the years 1805, 1806, and 1807. And a tour through the interior parts of New Spain . in the year 1807

      Printed by John Binns, published by C. & A. Conrad, & Co. of Philadelphia, Somervell & Conrad of Petersborough. Bonsal, Conrad, & Co. of Norfolk, and Fielding Lucas Jr. of Baltimore, Philadelphia 1810 - Contemporary tree calf boards, rebacked in modern calf and retaining original gilt morocco spine label. One of the most important of all American travel narratives: the first edition of the report of the first United States government expedition to the Southwest, including an account of Pike's exploration of the headwaters of the Arkansas and Red rivers, the sources of the Mississippi River, and the Spanish settlements in New Mexico. Pike's narrative stands with those of Lewis and Clark, and Long, as the most important of early books on western exploration and as a cornerstone of Western Americana. "In 1805, Pike was given the difficult assignment of conducting a reconnaissance of the upper Mississippi region. He was ordered to explore the headwaters of that river, to purchase sites from the Indians for further military posts, and to bring a few influential chiefs back to St. Louis for talks. The trip was only moderately successful as a mission to the tribes, but Pike was able to convey important geographical information to President Jefferson and other Washington officials. On Pike's second expedition, 1806-1807, he was assigned to explore the head-waters of the Arkansas River, then proceed south and descend the Red River from its source . Pike and his men were taken into custody by a Spanish patrol, and Pike was able to observe many areas in New Mexico, Chihuahua, and Texas . His book created interest in the Southwest and stimulated the expansionist movement in Texas" (Hill). The maps were the first to exhibit a geographic knowledge of the Southwest based on first-hand exploration and are considered "milestones in the mapping of the American West" (Wheat). "The description of Texas is excellent" (Streeter, Texas). Bradford 4415; Braislin 1474; Field 1217; Graff 3290; Hill (2004) 1357; Howes P373; Jones 743; Rittenhouse 467; Sabin 62836; Streeter Sale 3125; Streeter Texas 1047C; Wagner-Camp 9:1; Wheat Transmississippi 297, 298, 299. 8vo. (8 3/8 x 5 1/4 inches). Stipple-engraved India paper proof portrait frontispiece of Pike by Edwin, 6 engraved maps (5 folding), 3 folding letterpress tables. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        TA TSING LEU LEE; being the fundamental laws, and a selection from the supplementary statutes, of the penal code of China

      London, printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1810.originally printed and published in Pekin, ... under the sanction, and by the asuthority. of the several emperors of the Ta Tsing, or present dynasty. Translated from the Chinese, and accompanied with an appendix, consisting of authentic documents, and a few occasional notes, illustrative of the subject of the work. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1810, 4to, 295 x 230 mm, 11½ x 9 inches, frontispiece is a facsimile of the title page of the latest edition of the Ta Tsing Leu Lee published in the year 1805 the 10th year of the reigning Emperor Kia KIng, pages: title page, dedication to John Barrow, lxxvi, 1 - 582 including Appendix and Index, last page is Errata plus (2) adverts. Handsomely rebound in full calf, maroon gilt lettered label, heavily gilt decorated spine, gilt decorated borders to covers, heavy cream endpapers, housed in a plain brown slip case. Frontispiece lightly browned and foxed with a couple of small damp stains at inner edge, faint offsetting onto title page, small blind library stamp to top margin of title page, next 4 leaves and last 4 leaves, small damp stain and light foxing to fore - edge margin of pages xvii - xxiv, closed tear to margin of xlvii, neatly repaired, a few pages lightly foxed, mainly to margins, otherwise a very good clean tight sturdy copy. The Laws of China with the punishments for breaking them. This is the first book translated from Chinese into English. See: Bjorn Lowendahl, China Illustrata Nova 1777 - 1877, Volume 2, page 60; Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica, Volume 1 page 546 - 547. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Le Cabinet du Jeune Naturaliste ou Tableau Intéressantes de l'Histoire des Animaux

      Maradan, Paris 1810 - Six volumes, octavo, engraved frontispiece and title to each volume, 65 engraved plates; fine, uncut, in original bright pink wrappers with original paper spine labels. Exquisite natural history for young people. The first French edition of Thomas Smith's exquisite natural history for young people. An immaculate set, in completely original condition. Gumuchian reports that this original edition was such a success that successive editions appeared in the years that followed. This production stands apart from other juvenile natural history primers for the fineness of its engravings, which are of exceptional quality. Some four hundred and thirty species of fish, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds are described, sixty-five of which are illustrated. The description of 'le kanguro' is interesting because it records and describes a number of live specimens in Europe, including those at the royal gardens at Richmond, 'un couple de très beaux kanguros' at an exposition at Exeter-Change of 1806, as well as 'une très belle variété' which had arrived in England on the frigate Lady Barlow. The description is accompanied by an engraving of a man boxing a kangaroo. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        TRAVELS OF MIRZA ABU TALEB KHAN, in Asia, Africa, and Europe, during the years 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, and 1803. Written by himself, in the Persian language. Translated by Charles Stewart.

      London, printed by R. Watts, Broxbourn, Herts: and sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, London, 1810.FIRST EDITION 1810, translated by Charles Stewart, 2 volumes, complete set. 8vo, approximately 230 x 140 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, engraved portrait frontispiece of the author by W. Bond after J. Northcote, R.A., pages: (2), viii, (16), 320; (2), 418, (2) - adverts, complete with half - titles, bound in the original blue paper boards, spines amateurishly rebacked at some time in buff paper and crudely hand - lettered in ink. Spines darkened and slightly chipped at head and tail, covers lightly spotted, corners slightly worn, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, portrait lightly foxed in margins, offset onto title page, title page in Volume I reinserted, light brown spotting and light staining to margins throughout, very occasionally affecting text, but in no way obscuring it, 2 lower corners torn off, no loss of text, small closed tear to 3 margins, 2 leaves in Volume II chipped and worn at fore - edges, not affecting text. A good working copy. Abu Taleb Khan (1752 - 1806) was born in Lucknow after his father, a Turk born in Isfahan, had fled the tyranny of Nadir Shah of Persia and taken refuge in India. After problems with his employment in Calcutta, Abu Taleb is encouraged by an English friend to accompany him on a trip to England. This he does setting off in 1799, stopping off at the Cape of Good Hope on the way and landing first at Cork and taking lodgings in Dublin. Next he settles in London and in 12 chapters describes at length the city, England, the English and their character, manners and customs, government, system of justice, recreations, entertainments, finances (deploring the National Debt), science and the arts, he also relates the rise of Napoleon and Nelson' s successes. He has many aristocratic friends who offer him hospitality as a "Persian Prince", he attends the Lord Mayor's Feast, and is presented at court to George III and Queen Charlotte. In 1803 Abu Taleb returns to India spending some time in Paris and Lyon, describing both and disparaging French cuisine. He goes by ship from Marseilles to Genoa and then to Livorno where he narrowly escapes assassination. Finally he reaches Turkey via Malta, and is received graciously by the British Ambassador in Constantinople. The last 6 chapters recount his overland journey from Turkey, through Iraq visiting many towns including Baghdad and making pilgrimages to the Shia shrines at Kerbela and Nejif. Finally he takes a ship from Basra down the Persian Gulf to Bombay where he is received by the Governor who arranges his passage to Bengal. On this prolonged journey home he still describes in some detail the manners and customs of people he meets, the towns and cities he visits, his voyages by river and sea, often enlivened by anecdotes or brief histories such as that of the Wahhabis. Cox, Travel, Volume III, page 108: "He was amazed and delighted with Ireland, and no less pleased with the 10,000 oriental MSS at the Bodleian. The curiosities at the British Museum received careful attention as well. He notes with disapproval the fact that in London prostitutes lived on streets with such virtuous names as Providence Street, Modest Court... He greatly admired England's progress in manufactures." MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Collection complète des portraits des Grands-Aigles et des Grands Officiers de la Légion d'Honneur dédiée aux Grands-Aigles et aux Grands-Officiers de la Légion

      chez l'auteur 1810 - In-8 relié, 8 ff. [page de titre et calendrier de l’année], 119 planches, demi-chagrin noir, pièce de titre au dos. Rarissime réunion de 119 portraits en buste des plus importants personnages de l'épopée impériale: Napoléon 1er, Joseph Napoléon, Louis Napoléon, Alexandre 1er, Maximilien-Joseph, Poniatowski, Ney, Oudinot, etc. Certaines planches contiennent quelques informations biographiques. Gravés au pointillé, les portraits sont de Marie-Françoise Constance Meyer, ou Mayer (1776-1821), fine miniaturiste du début du XIXe siècle, Mlle de Noireterre, Mme le Suire, etc. Mlle Meyer fut l'élève de Greuze et de Prud'hon, puis devint la maîtresse de ce dernier. D'une grande sensibilité, elle se donna la mort chez lui après un mot malheureux de son amant. 11 portraits sont tirés avant la lettre, avec la légende imprimée sur une serpente, Seul 1 portrait n'est pas légendé, celui de Frédéric VI, roi du Danemark et de Norvège. Le style des portraits est assez varié: parfois saisissants de réalisme, ils sont pour certains personnages légèrement chargés. Ils n'ont en tout cas rien de stéréotypés et sont particulièrement ressemblants. Quelques rousseurs éparses, très belle reliure. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise on the Statute of Limitations

      Printed for J. Butterworth, London 1810 - Octavo, with armorial bookplate of Barron Field; a very good copy in a handsome contemporary calf binding with elegant blind tooling. From the library of Barron Field with his bookplate. A significant contemporary legal text and pleasing association copy from the library of one of Australia's first civilian judges, first magistrate of the Supreme Court of Van Diemen's Land and Australia's first published poet. William Ballantine, Barrister and member of the Temple Bar published this definitive text in 1810, and it would have been a significant and useful work in Field's legal library, at a time when he was working on his important Analysis of Blackstone's Commentaries (London, 1811). In May 1816 was appointed to replace J. H. Bent as judge of the Supreme Court of Civil Judicature in New South Wales. He reached Sydney next February with his newly-wedded wife Jane in the exclusively female convict transport Lord Melville. He went on to an influential career, and was heavily involved with many benevolent societies. He left Australia for England in 1824, and was later appointed to a position in Gibraltar. Barron Field's knowledge of legislative precedent and procedure allowed him to clarify thorny and ambiguous legal issues in the fledgling colony, especially those relating to the emancipation of convicts. He earnt considerable hostility for curbing the legal rights of emancipated convicts to own land, sue the Court of Justice, and give evidence at trial. A Treatise on the Statute of Limitations primarily concerns property law, with chapters on writs for asserting the right to claim property, right of entry, torts etc: issues of critical importance in the early years of the colony where ambiguity existed in the the sale and division of land.

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        Tours in Wales. With Notes

      Wilkie and Robinson, London 1810 - Three volumes, octavo; engraved frontispiece and plates, some foxing; half morocco, marbled boards, top edge gilt. Thomas Pennant born in 1726, he was a prominent ornithologist and zoologist and prolific author of the eighteenth century. His writings about natural history, topography and travel were based on his many tours of the British Isles and research into the world's animal kingdom. It was said that his writings achieved great success by always making dull scientific matters interesting. His circle of friends included Sir Joseph Banks and Captain James Cook, in 1771 he visited Banks shortly after he returned from his voyage around the world with Cook. It was at this time that Pennant came into possession of some of the specimens that Banks had bought back from the voyage and would later write about. The origins of the name Pennant Hills in the Cumberland area has long been debated, in recent times it has been argued that it was named after Thomas Pennant, apart from being an associate of Banks, he was a member of the Royal Society and known to senior people in the infant colony including Francis Grose the lieutenant-governor. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PICTURESQUE TRAVELS IN ASIA, AFRICA, AMERICA, &c. containing a description of the different countries, their inhabitants, dress, manners, and customs, with a variety of interesting anecdotes.

      Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, circa 1810.FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, complete set, circa 1810. 12mo in sixes, approximately 145 x 85 mm, 5¾ x 3½ inches, 24 uncoloured woodcut costume plates including 2 frontispieces, pages 159; 163, (1) - Directions to Binder, bound in contemporary quarter green roan over marbled sides, gilt rules and lettering to spines. Small chip at tail of spine on Volume II, corners very slightly worn, name and date of 1819 on front pastedowns, small light brown stain in margin of frontispiece, on title page and next page of Volume I, otherwise contents clean and bright, small closed tear to rear endpaper in Volume I. Binding tight and firm. A very good set. Intended for the young, a copy of Volume I only is listed in Gumuchian Livres d'enfance XVe - XIXe siecles, No.4555, but it is not in the Osborne catalogue of children's books. Neither the first edition nor the second edition were dated, but the second states the edition on the title page. Countries described include Australia, Congo and Guinea, Persia, Egypt, Ceylon, Japan, Mexico, China, Peru, Tahiti, California, Canada. In Volume I pages 95 - 159 are taken up by Anecdotes (Mandingo Negroes and the Lion; Egyptian Monks; Tiger Hunt in Hindostan; Anecdotes of the Missouris; Deplorable Situation of the Jews in Morocco; Severity of the Police in Constantinople; Extraordinary Instance of Courage in a Woman, etc). In Volume II pages 89 - 163 are taken up by Adventures (Adventures of Madame Godin in the Country of the Amazons; Account of the Shipwreck of Mr Follies, and his Captivity among the Moors; Hardships endured by four Russian Sailors on the Island of Spitzbergen; Extraordinary Adventures of William Bontekoe, etc). Each of the plates shows a man and a woman in native costume. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Calendarum Botanicum

      London: Lackington, Allen And Co.,, 1810. Or A Botanical Calendar: Exhibiting, at one view, The Generic and Specific Name, The Class, Order and Habitat Of All the British Plants, From The Monandria Monogynia, To Ploygamia Dioecia, Inclusive. Arranged According To Their Time Of Flowering Under Each Month Of The Year. Octavo (215 × 130). Contemporary crimson half hard-grained morocco, marbled boards ruled in gilt, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, edges speckled in red, marbled endpapers. 5 hand coloured plates. Armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. Very minor foxing to the endpapers, boards a little scuffed, spine slightly faded. An excellent copy. A beautifully illustrated and attractively bound copy. With the bookplate of William Sparling, and his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, dated 1812.

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        An Account of a Voyage to New South Wales

      Jones, London 1810 - Octavo, portrait frontispiece and nine handcoloured plates, folding map (laid down); some browning and staining but an adequate copy in contemporary half calf. Second edition with fine handcoloured plates. The second edition (first published 1803) of this substantial account of the voyage to New South Wales via the Cape of Good Hope, with incidents partly derived from Barrington's experience on the Third Fleet. Transported to New South Wales on the Third Fleet of 1791, Barrington was already a legendary hero in England, a prince of rogues. The English public's continuing interest in New South Wales and the fate of the transported convicts encouraged the publishers' greed: they compiled information from various sources to satisfy a public starved of accounts of the new colony since the books by Tench and Hunter in 1793. For better or worse, Barrington became the peg on which the less scrupulous London publishers hung their hats: how much if any of the extensive literature attributed to him was actually Barrington's work will always be a matter for conjecture, although it is generally accepted that his contribution was minimal if it even existed at all. But even if the whole "Barrington" canon is a concoction from other sources, the 80 entries in Ferguson demonstrate the great popularity that his accounts had with the contemporary reader. These early editions represent the form in which information about New South Wales and the voyage there reached those of the public who could not afford the expensive quartos published by members of the First Fleet.

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        The Novels of Daniel De Foe

      James Ballantyne, Edinburgh 1810 - 12 volumes, small octavo, with frontispieces and plates; a most attractive set in contemporary half red morocco. A fine set of Defoe's works, including his classics Robinson Crusoe and A New Voyage Round the World, as well as History of the Plague, Colonel Jack, Captain Singleton and Memoirs of a Cavalier. Although in and out of prison for various bankruptcies, and pilloried for some of his more overtly political writings, Defoe survived these various attacks. By the early eighteenth century he was a favourite of the then Whig government. This set includes Defoe's most famous work, Robinson Crusoe. Based at least partially on the story of the Scots sailor Alexander Selkirk, Defoe turns a genuine experience of barest survival into an elaborate tale. Indeed, the story of Crusoe's hard-fought survival and eventual moral redemption is one of the most important and influential works of English literature, spawning an entire genre that has become known as the "Robinsonade"

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        An Account of a Voyage to New South Wales ? [and] The History of New South Wales including Botany Bay, Port Jackson, Parramatta, Sydney and all its Dependancies?

      Jones, London 1810 - Two volumes, octavo; a fine pair with both works completely uncut in original boards, later paper title-labels; handsome matching slipcases. Matching pair uncut in original boards. A beautiful uncut set of Barrington's famous pair of works, rare in this condition. The History, with its seventeen full-page plates, is the first book on the new colony to contain coloured illustrations of Sydney; these are also among the earliest engravings to show proper settlement - only Collins' Account of the Colony (1798) having any earlier depictions. Despite questions about its actual authorship, this is a substantial and important account of early Sydney. The preface claims with some justice that 'no prior attempt has been made to produce a complete history of the Country itself, from its discovery, and an account of its inhabitants, their customs and manners?'. The matching Voyage volume provides considerable detail on eighteenth-century New South Wales not available elsewhere. It too is illustrated, with twelve full-page coloured plates, and a portrait of the notorious "author". Barrington had been transported on the Third Fleet of 1791, already a legend as a rogue, and over the next decade English publishers used his notoriety to produce books on transportation and the new colony for a public eager for information. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Compendio della storia civile, ecclesiastica e letteraria della città d'Imola.

      dai tipi comunali per G. Benedetto Filippini,, In Imola, 1810 - Tre parti legate in un volume di cm. 23, pp. 359 (1); 184; 144. Con vignetta al frontespziio e 7 (di 10!) tavole fuori testo. Manca (dall'origine?) la carta topografica della città ed altre due delle tavole fuori testo (come spesso accade a quest'opera). Legatura del tempo in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con titoli in oro. Qualche segnp d'uso esterno, ma esemplare genuino e marginoso, stampato su carta forte. Edizione originale ed unica, assai rara la cui paternità fu a lungo discussa. Passano e Lozzi (2186) lo attribuiscono appunto all'Alberghetti. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRIESTE

      PARIS, Lemercier - BERLINO - NEW YORK - LONDRA , metà secolo XIX - Stampa litografica originale finemente eseguita alla matita, impressa in seppia e nero . Al margine inferiore indicazione degli autori, stampatore ed editori, doppio titolo in italiano e francese. La trasposizione su lastra litografica, eseguita con abile e fine tratteggio, spetta a tre abili artefici francesi: Ciceri, artista parigino, figlio ed allievo di Pierre-Luc-Charles importante pittore paesaggista oltre che litografo; Benoist, artista francese allievo di Daguerre, riprodusse per lo più vedute di città; l'animazione di figure umane spetta a Bayot, artista di origini francesi, nato in Italia nella città piemontese di Alessandria nel 1810, attivo perlopiù a Parigi dove espose al "Salon" delle Belle Arti dal 1863 al 1866. Il dipinto d'origine è stato eseguito dal vero da Fiedler su commissione dell'imperatore d'Austria Francesco Giuseppe I. Bernard Fiedler, allievo dell'Accademia di Berlino, giunse per la prima volta in Italia per ragioni di studio nel 1843 e si fermò a Trieste e Venezia, entrando in contatto con la casa imperiale austriaca da cui ricevette in seguito varie commissioni, tra le quali il dipinto originario del foglio in esame. Nei primi anni Cinquanta, compì vari viaggi in Oriente, ottenendo incarichi lavorativi a Costantinopoli anche dal sultano. Nel 1860 ca, si stabilì definitivamente a Trieste, realizzando vedute di soggetto orientale e locale con cui fu presente in quasi tutte le mostre triestine di quegli anni. Nel 1867 inviò opere all'Esposizione Mondiale di Parigi. Veduta panoramica della città di Trieste con animazione di personaggi in primo piano. Esemplare in buono stato conservativo. 0

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        Particular account of the loss of the Duke of Cumberland packet, Capt. Lawrence, on the coast of Antigua, during the dreadful hurricane of the 4th of September, 1804, including the wonderful preservation of Mr. Doncaster, the chief mate, by whose exertions all the crew were saved. Also, narrative of the loss of the Fattysalam, East-Indiaman.

      London, Thomas Tegg, (1810).Sm.8vo. Modern boards. With folding aquatint plate depicting the ' wreck of the Cumberland packet on the island of Antigua, in a dreadful hurricane ' (mounted; 2 small tears rep.). 28 pp.* Extracted from the collection, Mariner's marvelous Magazine or wonders of the ocean, containing narratives of the most noted shipwrecks and disasters at sea. - ' The Cumberland, anchored off Antigua September 3, 1804, was caught in a very severe storm and dragged her anchors. When she struck the next day all thirtyone people on board were saved on ropes strung from the ship to rock on the shore. A number of other ships were also lost'' (Huntress p.57). - Rare popular edition.Huntress 153C.

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        Engraving in the manner of a crayon drawing by Francesco Rosaspina (1762- 1841) after Giuseppe Bossi (1777-1815)

      [ca. 1810]. 236 x 165 mm. + ample margins. The composer is depicted half-length, turned to the right, within a frame border with "Ferdinando Pär Parmigiano Celebre Maestro di Capella" printed below. Slightly worn, foxed and creased. A very good impression.. Rare. Arrigoni & Bertarelli 3182. "[Paert] was one of the central figures in the development of opera semiseria during the first decade of the 19th century." Scott L. Balthazar and Julian Budden in Grove online

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        The Pleasures of Hope, With Other Poems

      Edinburgh- Mundell, Doig et al, 1810. Edinburgh- Mundell, Doig et al, 1810 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Written in 1799, The Pleasures of Hope is a traditional 18th century survey in heroic couplets. Thomas Campbell was a Scottish poet chiefly remembered for his sentimental poetry dealing specially with human affairs. With engraved plates throughout. A prize presentation copy with ink inscription in copperplate to the front free endpaper 'Holm Hill21 June 1813'. Condition: In a full mottled calf binding. Externally, sound with slight wear andbumping. Joints veryslightly starting. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with slight scattered foxing throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        A Narrative of a Voyage to Surinam; of a Residence There During 1805-1807; and of The Author's Return to Europe by the Way of North America

      London, 1810. b/w engraved title, plates, map. 4to. x, (1), 232 pp. Written as a series of letters, beginning with a tour of Barbados, moving on to a discussion of the topography and physical appearance of Surinam, cultivation of various cash crops and methods of working the soil, discussion of the slave trade and its abolition, political and natural history of Surinam, with an appendix containing "additional notes and observations on the natural history of Surinam." Stedman’s work of a few years earlier is the primary source for information about Surinam in this era, and Von Sack refers to him occasionally. However, most of his observations are original. This country had already been colonized for 150 years by the Dutch, with plantations and slave labor producing coffee, sugar and cotton. Paramaribo was an important port for Yankee traders (including those from my home town of Gloucester). Although abolition of the slave trade was Von Sack’s underlying motive for this book, it conveys a great deal of original information about the country and its people. Bound in 19th century calf over marbled boards. Pages tanned, with occasional foxing, water stain in lower corner of first few pages. Front board nearly detached but present.

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        Memoirs of the Life of Mr. Oliver Heywood,

      sp;-Leeds -Davies and Booth, 1810. sp;-Leeds -Davies and Booth, 1810 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The memoirs of Oliver Heywood. Local imprint by Davis and Booth of 48 Vicar Lane, Leeds. Scarce. Minister of the Gospel atColey Chapel, and afterwards at Northwram, In the Parish of Halifax. Condition: In a paper covered binding. Externally, boards detached but present. Wear to boards with slight loss to front board. Ink inscription to front board and loss to backstrip of spine. Internally, marks caused by corrosion to staples. Front free endpaper tender with closed tear and loss. Age toning and chippingtotitlepage with curling to many pages. With the occasional spot and mark. Overall: FAIR.

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        Autograph endorsement signed ("Np") on a Document from the Ministry of War, reporting on the need of surgical supplies for the 3me Corps in Spain

      St. Cloud, 30 juin, 1810 - On this document requesting, among other surgical supplies for the army in Spain, "3 caisses d'instruments à - amputation", Napoleon has penned this brief order: "Envoyez seulement deux (2) caisses. "St. Cloud le 30 juin 1810" Folo. On a one-page document, "Rapport présenté à sa Majesté l'Empereur et Roi", signed by the "Ministre-Directeur", [Paris], 27 juin, 1810. Some very slight soiling, otherwise very good. Handsomely mounted and framed

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        A Narrative of a Voyage to Surinam; of a Residence There During 1805-1807; and of The Author's Return to Europe by the Way of North America

      London: , 1810 London, 1810. b/w engraved title, plates, map. 4to. x, (1), 232 pp. Written as a series of letters, beginning with a tour of Barbados, moving on to a discussion of the topography and physical appearance of Surinam, cultivation of various cash crops and methods of working the soil, discussion of the slave trade and its abolition, political and natural history of Surinam, with an appendix containing "additional notes and observations on the natural history of Surinam." Stedmanâ??s work of a few years earlier is the primary source for information about Surinam in this era, and Von Sack refers to him occasionally. However, most of his observations are original. This country had already been colonized for 150 years by the Dutch, with plantations and slave labor producing coffee, sugar and cotton. Paramaribo was an important port for Yankee traders (including those from my home town of Gloucester). Although abolition of the slave trade was Von Sackâ??s underlying motive for this book, it conveys a great deal of original information about the country and its people. Bound in 19th century calf over marbled boards. Pages tanned, with occasional foxing, water stain in lower corner of first few pages. Front board nearly detached but present.

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        Düsseldorf / Nordrhein Westfalen Ansicht von Düsseldorf

      ca.1810. Motivmass: 14,0x21,0 Blattmass: 26,4x34,9 Stahlstich Schwarzweiß.

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