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        The history of Sumatra,

      containing an account of the government, laws, customs, and manners of the native inhabitants,with a description of the natural productions, and a relation of the ancient political state of that island. The third edition, with corrections, additions, and plates. London : printed for the author, [1810] - 1811. Quarto, full crushed morocco, elaborately decorated in gilt, spine in compartments, marbled endpapers, folding engraved frontispiece map (repaired tear), owner's wetstamp of Wm. Henderson to title page, map and p. 1; errata slip; pp. viii; engraved plate of Sumatran Alphabets; 479; (8); contemporary pen marginalia, some occasional light foxing.Together with the volume of plates, elephant folio (620 mm tall), papered boards with letterpress title label, contents sheet, 27 line and stipple engraved plates on 19 sheets, including 4 aquatint views by Joseph Stadler, the plates clean with light offsetting, housed in a custom buckram clamshell box (silverfished) with gilt-lettered title label. William Marsden's 'History of Sumatra' was first published in 1783, and is the first work in English on the region. This is the first issue of the third edition, which is the only issue to be accompanied by the elephant folio of plates. In this edition, the images are printed in large format to enhance the exotic lushness of the native flora, in the alternate issue of the third edition, the plates are reduced to quarto format and bound in to the text. The four aquatint views are after drawings by William Bell of Fort Marlborough, Sumatra, and are engraved by Joseph Stadler, chiefly known for his impressive work in Thornton's The Temple of Flora (1798 - 1807). The oversized atlas volume is frequently separated from the text, the catalogue for the Hill collection noting that in their copy 'the much-prized companion atlas is lacking here, as is usual'. Cordier Indosinica 1107; Hill 1093 (lacking the atlas) Not in Nissen; not in Abbey

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        An Account of a Voyage to New South Wales.The History of New South Wales including Botany Bay, Port Jackson, Parramatta, Sydney and all its Dependencies from the Original Discovery of the island with the Customes and Manners of the Natives and an Account of the English Colony and its Foundation to the Present Time by. Superintendent of the Convicts

      1810 - Second edition by M. Jones (enlarged & best edition of vol. 2). 2 vols. Folding plan of N.S.W., stipple engraved portrait of Barrington, engraved titles with coloured vignettes & 25 hand-coloured plates, with a further woodcut. 8vo. Modern full calf, gilt, with red morocco labels, slightly foxed throughout. [vi], 472, [iv]; [viii], [7]-544, [iv]pp. London, M. Jones, Barrington occupies a unique position in the history of early Australia, being the most famous of all the transported convicts, with a near heroic status in England. He travelled with the Third Fleet in 1791 and, given the greed of publishers, chapbooks were issued almost immediately in his name. Although none of the books were written by Barrington himself, ?the 1795 Voyage and the 1800 Sequel, in their numerous guises, do provide some details of events in New South Wales not elsewhere available? (Wantrup).This second edition is greatly expanded from the first. The additional material is largely extracted from David Collins's First Fleet account. Ferguson, 486; Tooley, 81 & 83; Wantrup, p86, 96-7. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        American Register, or, General Repository of History, Politics, & Science Vols. 1-7

      Philadelphia: C. & A. Conrad & Co. 1806-1810. 7 physical volumes, 1-6 in red leather and the last in publisher's boards with cloth spine and paper label. In 1806 Charles Brockden Brown began a semi-annual publication called the American Register or General Repository of History, Politics, and Science, which he conducted until his death in 1810. Each issue of this encyclopedia of current information contained five hundred pages, most of them devoted to "annals" of Europe and American, abstracts of laws, state papers, a section of news, and registers of deaths. There were also catalogs of British and American publications, some miscellaneous articles, and a little poetry. Robert Walsh edited the last two volumes of the Register, the second of them devoted to 1810 but issued the following year. Cf. American periodicals, 1741-1900. Editors: v. 1-5, C. B. Brown.--v. 6-7, R. Walsh. Volume 3 includes a very noteworthy and lengthy article entitled "Journal of a Voyage between China and the North Western Coast of America Made in 1804" which has a very strong auction record by itself s the first published account of California by a United States citizen. VG, slight to moderate foxing here and there a solid and strong set in original publishers bindings, uniform in their appearance. The last volume is cracked the length of the spine and has some ancient dampstaining to the covers and a few pages, but no stickiness or waves.

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        Sketches of the country, character, and costume, in Portugal and Spain, made during the Campaign, and on the route of the British army, in 1808 and 1809.

      London Printed for John Booth by William Savage 1810 - Large paper copy (48 x 33.5 cm), two parts in one volume, folio, stipple engraved frontispiece, 53 hand-coloured aquatint plates of costumes and landscapes, including 13 plates of military costume, plates engraved by Clark, contemporary diced russia, covers ruled in gilt with geometric panel in gilt and blind, spine in six compartments, gilt lettered direct in second, broad gilt dividers ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, neat restoration to spine. A handsome large paper copy on fine thick paper of one of the best colour plate books on Spain. These special large paper copies were produced in small numbers, probably less than 100 copies, and were usually published atr around double the price of a standard copy. Bradford had served on Wellington's staff during the Peninsular Campaign and the book is Bradford's record of his time there. The British public were avid for information on Spain during and after the Campaign and this resulted in several attractive colour plate books. Many of these were primarily scenes of battles but the present work has a larger scope. Bibliographically complex, with several issues being published as demand increased, this copy conforms to Abbey's issue 2B with both title-pages dated 1810. Abbey Travel 135; Colas 421; Tooley 107. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Brief remarks on the character and composition of the Russian army, and a sketch of the campaign in Poland in 1806 and 1807.

      London Egerton 1810 - First edition. 4to., xxx, 276pp., large folding map, 7 engraved battle-plans, contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt, all edges gilt, fine condition. A superb copy. Sir Robert Wilson (1777–1849), army officer and colonial governor, was closely involved in war and diplomacy in Europe during the period 1806-1814, and had opportunities to observe the Russians closely, being present at Eylau in 1807 (after which he was awarded the cross of St. George by Alexander I), afterwards serving in St. Petersburg, and in 1812 accompanying Sir Robert Liston, the newly appointed ambassador to the Porte, to Constantinople with instructions to assist the negotiations for peace between Turkey and Russia. Unfortunately there is no indication of who bound the book, nor who owned it aside from the manuscript note. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      198 S. neuer Halblederband im Stil der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe.- Goed. VI,102,6 Sembdner 8 Slg. Borst 1117 WG. 7.- Auf erstem und zweiten Blatt ein kleiner Stempel des Dresdener Buchbinders C.A. Lobeck, wenige Seiten gering fleckig, eine Blattecke sauber mit Japanpapier befestigt, insgesamt gutes und recht breitrandiges Exemplar.

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        A picturesque voyage to India by the way of China.

      London: Longmans 1810 - First edition. Folio, 50 hand-coloured aquatint plates on thick paper with ruled and grey wash borders, contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt, all edges gilt, spine worn, joints repaired, occasional light spotting, plates generally clean and fresh, a very good example. A well bound copy of the first edition of this illustrated voyage, which shows well the Daniells' love of river scenes "not just bare statements of fact but pleasant, well-balanced compositions" (Sutton). The pictures of Calcutta are particularlty noteworthy; "Calcutta from the Garden Reach" is one of the most famous of the Daniell pictures. It is one of the rare instances in which reference was made at a later date to a drawing by another artist, as certain of the buildings shown were not in existence during the Daniells' time in India. The penultimate plate shows the "Old Fort Gaut" containing the notorious "Black Hole of Calcutta". Other plates show Malaya, Java, Straits of Malacca, approximately 22 plates of China, and the remaining five of India, Bay of Bengal and two on the River Hoogly. Abbey Travel 516; Archer p12; Colas 797; Lipperheide 1523; Sutton 19-20; Bastin & Brommer 70. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SKETCHES OF A TOUR TO THE WESTERN COUNTRY, THROUGH THE STATES OF OHIO AND KENTUCKY, A VOYAGE DOWN THE OHIO AND MISSISSIPPI RIVERS.

      Cramer, Spear, Eichbaum Et Al, Pittsburgh Pa. 1810 - Title Continued: "AND A TRIP THROUGH THE MISSISSIPPI TERRITORY AND PART OF WEST FLORIDA. COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA IN THE WINTER OF 1807 AND CONCLUDED IN 1809", with notes and appendix. In a handsome later nineteenth century binding of brown 3/4 leather with raised bands and gilt title over clean marbled boards. Some pages have a few flecks of foxing. Condition of the book would be rated VG+ but has been down graded to "G+" because the last six pages (599-604) are a laid-in facsimile. West, Americana, Travel & Exploration ; 8vo; 504 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cary's Traveller's Companion, or, A Delineation of the Turnpike Roads of England and Wales

      Printed for John Cary, Engraver and Map seller, Strand., London 1810 - shewing the immediate Route to every Market and BoroughTown throughout the Kingdom. Laid down from the best Authorities on a New Set of County Maps. To which is added An Alphabetical List of all the Market Towns and the Days on which they are held. 1810 edition of Cary's popular Traveller's Companion. 173mm x 115mm. Unpaginated. Containing: Title Page (1); Advertisement (1); Contents (1); Maps (43) including a general map of England & Wales with 42 county maps. (Yorkshire is given the sole privilege of a large fold-out map whilst Wales is relegated to being divided into two maps, one North and the other South.); List of Market and Borough Towns (5); Routes exhibiting the Direct Road (11); Advertisements (4). Maps hand-finished in colour. Very good. Book re-backed in modern leather with contrasting title panel and gilt. Original boards worn but physically sound. Very small area of staining to lower margin of several pages. Fold-out map sound with no splits to folds. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ueber die Verkrümmungen des menschlichen Körpers und eine rationelle und sichere Heilart derselben.

      Leipzig, Mitzky & Comp., 1810, 8, 4, XIV, 170 pp., mit 6 ganzseitigen Kupfertafeln, Halblederienband d.Zt. obere Ecke des Titel ergänzt Rücken erneuert feines und frisches Exemplar. Die erste fundierte orthopädische Monographie in DeutschlandErste Ausgabe, sehr selten. Ein Markstein der modernen Orthopädie! "Das erste wissenschaftliche orthopädische Lehrbuch der Welt" nennt J. Löffler das vorliegende Werk (In: Festschr. 25-Jahr-Feier Orthopäd. Klinik d. Univ. Leipzig). Johann Christian Gottfried Jörg (1779-1856) Professor der Medizin in Leipzig, gibt eine eingehende Beschreibung der Wirbelsäulenverbiegungen und trennt dabei Caries der Wirbel von den Skoliosen. Interessant sind seine frühen Erkenntnisse zum Schiefhals, zur spinalen Kinderlähmung, dem Klumpfuß, sowie das Kapitel "Von der Prognose u. Chur d. Verkrümmungen d. menschl. Körpers überhaupt". Die eindruckvollen Abbildungen körperlicher Deformitäten und der Geräte zu ihrer Behebung sind von J.F. Schröter gestochen. Bezeichnend ist der Apell Jörgs an die Ärzte, sie müßten sich der mit orthopädischen Leiden Behafteten annehmen und sie nicht den Händen der Scharfrichter, Hirten u. dergleichen überlassen. Das Jörg'sche Werk basiert auf einer dynamischen Krankheitsauffassung orthopädischer Leiden und beschrieb die Pathogenese und die konservative Therapie wesentlicher orthopädischer Erkrankungen, wie zum Beispiel des Schiefhalses, der Skoliose und des Klumpfußes. Da bei den noch formbaren Kindern eine Heilung durch konsequente und und langdauernde Therapie zu erwarten war, empfahl er die stationäre Behandlung und eine spätere konsequente Führung des Patienten in der ambulanten Phase. Valentin: "Wirklich treffliches Buch", SS.66, 135 Hirsch-H. III, 437.

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        Ignatz Hesse, Syndikus zu Hof.

      Orig.-Bleistiftzeichnung. 26, 5 x 19, 5 cm. (Blattgr.) Unter Passep., ger. Eigenhändig signiert, bezeichnet und datiert. Der Porträt-, Genre- und Landschaftsmaler Ferdinand Krumholz (1810-1878) studierte an der Kunstakademie in Wien bei Josef Redl, Johann Ender und Johann Nepomuk Schaller. Er erhielt 1841 in der Ausstellung des Louvre eine Goldmedaille. In Brasilien malte er als Hofmaler das Kaiserpaar Pedro II. und seine Frau Teresa Maria Cristina von Neapel-Sizilien. - Der Portraitierte Ignaz Hesse war Syndikus und Rat am kaiserl. Hof, Olmützer Kreis. (vgl. Schematismus f. Mähren u. Schlesien, 1835). -

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        Rare Apple and Guava.

      Calcutta? 19th Century - A pair of watercolours on paper (watermarked 1810) depicting a guava and a "rare apple". Each image showing fruit on a branch and cross-section of fruit. Framed and glazed, overall size: 53 by 60 cm. A highly accomplished pair of botanical watercolours. Company painting' is a broad term for a variety of hybrid styles that developed as a result of European (especially British) influence on Indian artists from the early 18th to the 19th centuries. It evolved as a way of providing paintings that would appeal to European patrons who found the purely indigenous styles not to their taste. As many of these patrons worked for the various East India companies, the painting style came to be associated with the name, although it was in fact also used for paintings produced for local rulers and other Indian patrons. The subject matter of company paintings made for western patrons was often documentary rather than imaginative, and as a consequence, the Indian artists were required to adopt a more naturalistic approach to painting than had traditionally been usual. Calcutta was among the important early production centres, as the site of one of the oldest British trade houses. The city's most enthusiastic patrons were Lord Impey, chief justice of the High Court from 1777 to 1783, and the Marquess Wellesley, who served as governor-general from 1798 to 1805. Both had collected large menageries and hired artists to paint each of the birds and animals in them. A Company-established botanical garden in Calcutta then undertook a similar project for the samples of plant life it had collected. The present watercolours are possibly two of these.

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        A Treatise on the Law of War, being the first book of his Quaestiones juris publici. Philadelphia, Farrand & Nicholas

      1810 - First English Edition. 8vo, xxxiv, 218pp, recent half-calf, marbled boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O.u. D. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An die Schauspielerin Léontine Fay (1810-1876) über eine Probe, die ein Albert mit ihr am kommenden Tag in der Oper abhalten wolle: "Ma belle demoiselle, Monsieur votre père a dû vous faire part qu'Albert qui n'a pas joué depuis longtemps le rôle de Germain désirait faire une répétition avec vous. Il vous attendra demain lundi à l'opéra à l'heure, serez-vous assez gentille pour vous y rendre? Je ne sais comment vous remercier de toute votre complaisance, mais je crois que vous devez être heureuse de faire le bien en faisant tant de plaisir. Tout à vous de cœur | Ad. Nourrit". - Selten. - Etwas fleckig und mit einigen ausgebesserten Fehlstellen.

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        Relation de LEgypte par abd Allatif medecin Arabe de Bagdad Suivi De divers Extraits d Ecrivans orientaux et dun Etat des Provinces et des Villages de Egypte dans le xive siecle Le tout traduit  et enrichi de notes historiques et critiques

      First French edition. 4to. Contemporary calf repaired, contemporary ownership inscription tot half-title. xxiv, 754pp. Paris, De l'Imprimerie Imperiale,

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        Versailles, Paris, and St Denis; or a series of views from drawings made on the spot . illustrative of the capital of France and the surrounding places. With an historical and descriptive account.

      London for W. Miller 1810 - First edition. folio (48.5 x 35 cm. approx.), [iv], 86 pp, including title page and list of plates. Forty fine hand-coloured aquatint plates, by Hill after Nattes (except for plate 29, by Cartwright after Nattes), plates on Whatman paper watermarked 1808, fine modern period style black straight-grained morocco richly gilt, first four leaves of text with neat restoration to fore-edge, 2 leaves with short tears repaired, an excellent example. An outstanding series of views of Versailles and Paris by one of the foremost drawing masters of his day. The work is characterized by many unusual subjects and interesting perspectives, and provides a fine record of Paris in the aftermath of the Revolution. It was produced in quite a small edition and has always been scarce and sought after. The Versailles plates form a beautiful set, not only of the park of Versailles, the Trianon, the famous machine at Marly, which pumped water for the fountains of Versailles, but also for the environs including St. Cloud. Many of the Parisian views show the influence of Piranesi in the choice of angles and also Nattes was taken with the bridges; 8 of the views are of bridges and a further 7 are scenes drawn from beneath them. John Claude Nattes (1765?-1839) was a topographical draughtsman and watercolour painter who travelled widely in England and France and a founder member of the Society of Painters in Watercolours. He trained as a pupil of Hugh Primrose Deane, the Irish landscape-painter. He evidently had a great affection for France in general and Paris in particular as at the end of 1822 he left England and almost certainly settled in France, where a number of collections of his drawings are located; his last known address was in St Germain. The main collections of his work are in the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Guildhall Library, London; the print room at Windsor Castle; the Bodleian Library, Oxford; and the National Library of Scotland. "Some of the finest aquatint plates in existence are those done from the drawings of John Claude Nattes . The Views of Versailles, Paris, St Denis are well known as fine and attractive" (Prideaux, p. 274). Published during the time of the Napoleonic War, very few English people would have travelled in France at this time. This probably accounts for the small edition and scarcity of the work. Abbey, Travel, 103. Prideaux p. 346. Tooley 342 (text in French). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Leipzig. - Parkansicht. - Schneckenberg. - "Partie aus der neuen Anlage zu Leipzig".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Aquarell und Deckfarben, um 1810. 33,5 x 44,4 cm (Darstellung) / 38,0 x 47,1 cm (Blatt). Unterhalb der Darstellung mit dem Titel in Feder "Partie aus der neuen Anlage zu Leipzig". - Die Ansicht zeigt die Parkanlage, auch Englische Anlage genannt, an der ehemaligen Goethestrasse mit dem alten Schneckenberg im Hintergrund nebst Teich, dem heutigen Schwanenteich. Der Schneckenberg wurde später etwas abgetragen und mit der alten Oper bebaut. Rechts im Hintergrund figuriert die damalige Paulinerkirche. Anonyme, mit diversen Bürgerstaffagen versehene Arbeit, welche eindrucksvoll die alte idyllische Pracht der Messestadt erahnen lässt. Sehr dekoratives bildmäßiges Unikat im Zeitgeist des Klassizismus. Großformatige unikate Arbeiten dieser Stilepoche sind selten. - Mit nur leichten Altersspuren. Im Ganzen gut erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch

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        The Novels

      Edinburgh; Ballantyne; 1810 - First edition, first printing thus. A complete set in 12 volumes bound in contemporary calf with gilt titles to the spine. Ex libris label of Francis, Lord de Dunstanville. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        137 Suffolk Drawings & Paintings

      Bound in cloth covers titled "Original Sketches by Trent", this is an old artists album containing 137 original Paintings and Drawings by Suffolk Artist William Trent (1786 - 1876) none are dated but all appear to be early 19th Century, with many rural scenes around Washbrook, Copdock, area near Ipswich and the surrounding Suffolk countryside, featuring Cottages, Churches, livestock, local people, Horse drawn carts etc, along with some coastal scenes and maritime scenes, a great many of the pictures are captioned, many are of Washbrook and Copdock, the ownership name of "Cotton, Washbrook" is written on the inside front cover, the Cotton's were a known family living in the village of Washbrook at this time. The album is a large folio format measuring 17.75 inches by 11 inches approx., both covers are detached with loss to two thirds of the spine cloth, heavy creasing to front and rear endpapers, one larger folding picture is heavily torn with noticeable loss to leading edge, some browning and foxing. Unfortunately it is obvious that a number of pages have been removed from the album by a previous owner, though the remaining contents provide a fascinating first hand record of these Suffolk villages in the early 19th Century by known artist William Trent. all contents pictured so condition can be seen. TRENT, William 1786 - 1876 Baptised at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster, London in September 1786, son of Saville Cust Trent (1761-1804) and his wife Sophia née Johnson, who married at St Martin-in-the-Fields on 22 November 1785. He married at St Margaret's church, Ipswich on 22 September 1813, Sarah Wilkinson and they had a least two children born in Ipswich, John Thomas born 1814 and Saville born 1819. In 1841, a farmer living at Copdock, near Ipswich with his wife and a 2 year old Thomas Cooper and in 1851 a 64 year old farmer of 15 acres, living at the Swan Inn, Copdock with his 60 year old wife Sarah, born Aldeborough, Suffolk and their 11 year grandson William C. Trent, born Clerkenwell, London. Copdock St Peter's church has a tower which is topped with brick battlements, with a weathervane of King David playing his harp which was designed and made by local farmer-artist William Trent in 1855. He made several watercolours of local scenes in Ipswich and in and around Washbrook and Copdock. He died back in London at the home of his son Charles, at 18 St Thomas Street, Islington on 20 January 1876, aged 90, being described as 'late of Washbrook, Suffolk'. His will was proved by his son Charles at the PPR on 12 February 1876.

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        The Natural History of the Mineral Kingdom, relative to the strata of coal, mineral veins, and the prevailing strata of the globe.

      1810 - Edinburgh: Printed for Bell & Bradfute, and W. Laing. 1810. 8vo. 2 vols. 19th century half vellum, marbled boards, spine with double gilt rules, gilt centre tools and two gilt black morocco labels; pp. xii + 562, 598 + [2], 2 engraved plates; a little light browning, a very good set. Second edition, first published in 1789. "William's observations, though chiefly on the geology of Scotland, range widely, and there is so much that is sound in the generalisation and principles that he derives from them that the work might perhaps be said to constitute the first textbook of geology" (Challinor, p. 70). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Lady of the Lake

      James Ballantyne and Co; John Sharpe, Edinburgh/London 1810 - Unique edition of Sir Walter Scott's most famous poem, bound in full dice/checkered leather as "Scott's Works" & "Lady of the Lake" in hand-stamped gilt on spine with hand-tooled gilt decorations to spine, covers and interior boards. Marbled end papers with matching marbled page edges and illustrated with engravings from Rich Westall. This copy contains two title pages, the first contains an illustrated lake scene, is dated 1811 and noted as "illustrated with engravings" and published by John Sharper, Picadilly (London). The second title page is not illustrated, dated 1810, and states "Sixth Edition" with the standard "printed for" by James Ballantyne and Co. It appears that this edition was specially bound and presented to Ferdinand M McVeagh, as his armored bookplate is pasted to front interior marbled board. Many engravings still contain tissue-guard, with only light spotting/foxing, mainly on pages directly before/after engravings. Shelf wear, light rub marks to front/rear boards and mild corner bumping, while the pages are clean and unmarked, binding is remarkably solid and firm, boards/hinges are tight and firm. A sound, solid, hand-tooled leather bound copy, complete with provenance and bookplate from prominent historical figure and bibliophile. We provide original pictures of all items - Please review these pictures prior to purchase, as the item pictured will be the exact item of which you will receive. All items are used and purchased from previous owners and as such, may have been previously stored in a pet-friendly or smoke-friendly environment. This item ships in a secure, padded box with tracking numbers provided to ensure easy, safe and fast delivery. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sitten und Gebräuche aller Nazionen - Oder kurze Darstellung der merkwürdigsten menschlichen Wohnplätze, Beschäftigungen und Gewohnheiten in den fünf Theilen der Welt. - (Bände 1, 2, 4 und 5 von insg. 6 Bänden).

      - Nürnberg, (C. W. Bock - Verlag), 1810 - 1812. - - XVI, 290 / XX, 248 / XIV, 268 / IV, 244 S. (4 Bände). Karl Lang, 1766 in Heilbronn geboren und 1822 auf Schloss Wackerbart (heute Radebeul) gestorben, war ein bedeutender Pädagoge, Schriftsteller und Kupferstecher. - Die Bände 1, 2, 4 u. 5 seines seltenen Werkes in insg. ordentlicher Erhaltung. Die vier einheitlichen Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenschildern in Golddruck und sparsamer ornamentaler Rückenornamentik, die Buchdecken mit Buntpapierbezügen und Lederecken. Einbände berieben und etw. bestossen, Gelenke teils etwas angeplatzt, hinteres Gelenk von Band 2 stärker beschädigt (oben und unten insg.ca. 9 cm. aufgeplatzt). Trotz der äußerem Schäden noch dekorative und schön anzusehende Exemplare. Die Buchblöcke insg. in fester Erhaltung, Papier teils etw. fingerfleckig, einige Seiten mit schwachen Anstreichungen, wenige Randabrisse (ohne Textverlust), Die Tafeln weitgehend sauber (wenige Bilder angefeckt). Die Bände sind vollständig mit allen 73 handkolorierten Kupferstichen, die Kolorierung in ansprechendem und feinen Kolorit. (Die Scan-Bilder leider etwas unscharf da ich die Bücher nicht stärker aufbiegen wollte). Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1500 - 8°, Halbleder-Bände der Zeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The New Practical Navigator; being a Complete Epitome of Navigation: to which are added, all the Tables Requisite for determining the latitude and longitude at sea: containing the different kinds of sailing, and necessary corrections for lee-way, variation, &c. exemplified in a Journal at Sea etc.

      F. and C. Rivington, G. Wilkie and J. Robinson etc, London., 1810. Eighteenth edition, enlarged and carefully improved, by Joseph Dessiou. Octavo. pp xvi, 336 + tables. 8 engraved plates including a frontispiece portrait, maps, charts, Hadley's quadrant and sextant, "a first rate ship of war"; at the rear are two folding planispheres of the stars. Quarter leather with marbled boards. The endpapers and blanks are densely filled with notes of a navigational nature, in Swedish, and in an exquisitely fine hand, such that they add to, rather than detract from, the book's condition. There are a few further notes in the text. The majority of them date from 1867. The tables at the rear are unnumbered but an approximate guess would put them in the region of 200 pages - they concern difference of latitude and departure, logarithms, artificial sines, tangents, and secants, finding the latitude by two altitudes of the sun, high water, &c. One page has been extensively repaired but is complete. Very good.

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        Anatomie et physiologie du système nerveux en général, et du cerveau en particulier. 4 Vols. & Atlas.

      Paris, F.Schoell, 1810-1812, Libr. Grecque-Latine-Allemande 1818, Maze 1819, 4, (4), LIX, (1), 352 (4), 466, (2) (4), (2), XXXIII, (1), 372 (4), (2), 404 Folio, 5 Lederbände d.Zt., mit reichl- Prägung u. Rvg. feines Expl. First Edition! ExLibris 'Comte François Potocki' (1788-1853).1.: Anatomie et Physiologie du Systéme Nerveux en Général, et Anatomie du Cerveau en Particulier. (F. Scholl 1810)2.: Physiologie du Cerveau en Particulier. (F. Schoell, 1812) 3.: Physiologie du Cerveau en Particulier. (Libr. Grecque-Latine-Allemande, 1818). 4.: Physiologie du Cerveau en Particulier. (Maze, 1819) 5.: Atlas (F. Schoell, 1810)."Gall and Spurzheim collaborated on only the first two volumes and atlas of 'Anatomie et physiologie'. The two parted ways in 1813, and Gall completed the last two volumes on his own. The work was issued with the text and atlas of plates in folio. The text volumes were also reset in quarto format and issued with the folio atlas. The second edition of the text (6 vols. 1822-1825) does not contain the atlas of plates." Norman"Galls hirnanatomische Leistungen sind von seinen Zeitgenossen, auch von seinen Gegnern wie Flourens, stets anerkannt worden. Der Hallenser Kliniker Johann Christian Reil, einer der besten Hirnanatomen seiner Zeit, stellte bewundernd fest: 'Ich habe bei den anatomischen Demonstrationen des Gehirns durch Gall mehr gesehen, als ich mir vorstellte, dass ein Mann in einem langen Leben entdecken könnte'. In der Tat besaß Gall eine außerordentliche Geschicklichkeit des Sezierens. Aber nicht auf diese kam es an, vielmehr auf eine neue Weise anatomischen Sehens. Während seine Vorgänger mit wenigen Ausnahmen seit Vesal das Gehirn wie einen Käse in einzelne Stücke schnitten und damit jede Möglichkeit der Einsicht in den Zusammenhang der Strukturen zerstörten, schritt Gall von unten nach oben vor, indem er vorsichtig vom Rückenmark aus den Verlauf der einzelnen Faserzüge bis zur Rinde verfolgte." "Durch diese vergleichend-anatomische Betrachtungsweise war Gall imstande, die zwei Grundelemente des Nervensystems zu bestimmen, die graue und die weiße Substanz. Bisher hatte man die Rinde (cortex) buchstäblich als eine das Gehirn umhüllende Rinde aufgefasst. Es bedeutete einen eminenten Fortschritt, dass Gall zeigte, dass sich diese Rinde, die graue Substanz, nicht nur auf das Gehirn und Kleinhirn erstreckte, sondern dass sie sich ebenso im Rücken- und verlängerten Mark, an den Seiten des 4.Ventrikels, in den Spinalganglien, den Hirnnerven und den sympathischen Ganglien nachweisen ließ. Gall hat sie als erster schlechtweg als matrix nervorum angesprochen, von der alle Nerven entspringen und Nahrung erhalten...""Diese Vorstellungsweise erwies sich besonders zielführend bei der Erforschung der sogenannten Hirnnerven. Bisher hatte man geglaubt, dass sie sich vom Hirn herleiten. Gall und Spurzheim wiesen den Ursprung des 1.,2.,3.,4.,5.,6.,7. und 8. Nerven in den Kernen der grauen Substanz des verlängerten Markes nach und betrachteten jeden Hirnnerven als ein System für sich.""Weiteres schloss diese Pluralitätsvorstellung die Annahme einer Seele mit spezifischen Sitz ebenso wie jene eines sensorium commune aus. Vielmehr führte sie Gall dazu, nach intracerebralen Verbindungsmöglichkeiten zwischen den einzelnen Formationen zu suchen. Der Nachweis der auseinanderfahrenden (divergentes, sortantes fibres) sowie der zurücktretenden (rentrantes) Fasern, die einigermassen unseren Projektions- bzw. Kommissurenfasern sowie den Assoziationsfasern entsprechen, war das Ergebnis dieses Bemühens.""Die fibrilläre Struktur der weissen Substanz und ihrer Leitungsfunktionen hat Gall eindeutig nachgewiesen, ebenso wie er endgültig die Kreuzung der Pyramidenbahn beschrieb und sie bis zum Cortex verfolgte. Lanteri-Laura hat in diesem Zusammenhang hervorgehoben, dass es erstmals Gall war, der Klarheit in den Aufbau der Hemisphären brachte, dem Cortex seine hegemoniale Stellung zuwies und die Ventrikel in ihrem bis jetzt gehaltenen Galenischen Herrschaftsanspruch entthronte, namentlich des Stirnhirns, das artenspezifische Charakteristikum des Homo sapiens erkannte. So vollzog sich in der Gallschen Hirnanatomie eine grundsätzliche Neubewertung des Gehirns bzw. des Nervensystems. Die Existenz von morphologischen verschiedenen Hirnfeldern nachzuweisen, die seinen physiologischen Thesen hätten entsprechen können, blieb jedoch Gall versagt." Erna Lesky, Franz Josef Gall (1758-1828), Naturforscher und Anthropologe, pp.17-19."Gall also revolutionized brain dissection techniques by gently separating the structures with a blunt instrument instead of slicing them with a sharp instrument - a method that allowed him to make anatomical observations of fundamental importance. 'Gall and Spurzheim established the fact that the white matter of the brain consists of nerve fibers and that the gray matter of the cerebral cortex represents the organs of mental activity. They were the first to demonstrate that the trigeminal nerve was not merely attached to the pons, but that it sends its root fibres as far down as the inferior olive in the medulla. In addition, they confirmed once and forever the medullary decussation of the pyramids". Mc Henry, p. 146Brazier, Neurophysiology in the 19th century, pp.114-117 Clarke & O'Malley, pp.392-395 476-480 598-602 825-827 D.S.B. Garrison & Morton 1389 Heintel 12.1.1.5 Cooper & Cooper, pp.69-82 Norman Libr. 862 (2)

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        Album Amircorum of Corali Poupart, dated between 1810-1822 (Amsterdam), all French, containing 29 contributions, 14 pp with drawings (mainly landscapes and portraits, 1x in gouache, 8x in (col.) pencil (w. grey wash), 2x in pencil/watercolour and 3x in pen/brush and black ink, 12 manuscript pp (poems), 1p with calligraphy in col. ink, 1p with two mounted curls of hair and 1 loosely inserted piece of cloth embroidered flowers, several blank pages. Contemp. gilt longgrained full red moroccan, both.

      Some tipped-in manuscript pages/drawings loose(ning). Slipcase slightly worn. Two Manuscript contributions signed Jacob van Staphorstand H. de Neuwirth(the rest monogrammed/anonymous). The drawings signed by J. Castelyns, H. Schmoll, M.B.[..] de Kürsteiner, P.J.J. Bogaertsand C.M. Wils veuve T.G. Beeldsnyder. M14615.

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        The gentleman's diary, or, the mathematical repository; an almanac for the year of our Lord 1810

      printed for the Company of Stationers, by J. Nichols and Son . and sold by George Greenhill, London 1810 - 12mo, pp. 48; bound with: The ladies' diary: or, woman's almanac . designed for the use and diversion of the fair sex, n.d. [1810], 48pp.; bound with: Vox stellarum: or, a loyal almanac for the year of human redemption . by Francis Moore, n.d. [1810], 48pp; bound with: Merlinus liberatus. An almanac for the year of our redemption . by John Partridge, n.d. [1810], 48pp.; bound with: Old poor robin. An almanac composed on a variety of subjects . written by Poor Robin, n.d. [1810], 48pp.; bound with: Speculum anni: or, season of the seasons . by Henry Season, n.d. [1810], 48pp.; bound with: The coelestial atlas; or, a new ephemeris . by Robert White, n.d. [1810], 48pp.; together in full red straight-grain morocco, wavy gilt-ruled border on covers, smooth gilt-decorated spine labeled "1810." Togther 7 British almanacs, each 48 pages, each printed in red and black throughout, each with a few woodcut diagrams, tables, etc., and each with a sectional vellum tab lettered in ink; tax stamps on each title page, some minor rubbing, but very good and sound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Bee Hive, Or, The Sips of the Season, Being a Choice Collection, of the Newest Songs, Now Singing at All Public Places of Amusement

      (London): J. Pitts, Printer and toy warehouse, 1810. Early Edition. Disbound. Poor. Disbound. 8pp. Woodcut of beehive on title page. Contents listed on the first page: 13 items, beginning with "She Lives not a Mile from the Meadow". Date of printing, based on Todd from the imprint address, is between 1802 and 1819. Text of songs only, no music. Four leaves, well stained , worn at edges (with loss of two words on page 7). Trimmed at the inner margin, but the two inner leaves are still connected. Only a fair copy, but a rare item.

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        TUNBRIDGE WELLS, and its neighbourhood, illustrated by a series of etchings, and historical descriptions. The etchings executed by Letitia Byrne.

      London.William Miller. 1810. 1810. [8], 183[184]pp. Illustrated with 31 full-page engraved plates and 12 engraved vignettes. Sometime splendidly rebacked in black morocco gilt over the marbled boards with vellum tips. Folio. First edition. A very good clean copy in a handsome binding.

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        The chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet; containing an account of the cruel civil wars between the houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the possession of Paris and Normandy by the English; their expulsion thence; and of other memorable events that happened in the Kingdom of France, as well as in other countries. A history of fair example, and of great profit to the French, beginning at the year MCCCC, where that of Sir John Froissart finishes, and ending in the year MCCCCLXVII, and continued by others to the year MDXVI. Translated by Thomas Johnes, Esq. In thirteen volumes.

      London: Printed for Longman., 1810. - FIRST EDITION of this translation. 13 vols., 12 vols. of text in 8vo, half-titles to the text vols., vol. 13 is the plate volume in 4to. with 51 engr. plates, full cont. calf, gilt, red leather title labels, black circular numbering labels to text volumes, minor rubbing at top of spine of the plate vol., small chip at top of the spine of vol. 1, some minor scrapes to the covers, but an attractive set from the library of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo with his bookplate in the plate volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE BOOK OF GAMES; or, A History of Juvenile Sports, Practised at a Considerable Academy Near London. Illustrated by twenty-four copper plates.

      London: Tabart & Co. 1810. Price three shillings and six pence, half-bound. [4], [1], 2-168, 8 ad's pages. Illustrated with copper-plate frontispiece and twenty-three copper-plates throughout, additional to pagination. Original pictorial printed boards with red roan spine, gilt, being an unrecorded issue of the book by Knevett, Arliss, and Baker. 12mo. One plate with a clean tear without loss; another plate a little browned; some occasional marking; binding rubbed; else a very good copy of a scarce title.Moon 14(2). First published in 1805. Mrs. Moon does not record a copy bound in pictorial boards, with this variant imprint. Games included are cricket, blind-man's buff, archery, leap frog, marbles, foot-ball, etc.

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        Raccolta Di Num. 160 Vedute della Citta antica e moderna di Roma e di Alcuni Luoghi Suburbani incise a Bulino in Num. 40 Rami. - Sammlung von 160 Ansichzten des alten und neuen Roms und anderen ausser der Stadt liegenden Orte in 40 Kupfertafeln. - Recueil De 160 Vues de la Ville ancienne et moderne de Rome et de quelques endroits Circonvoisins. Gravées sur 40 Planches.

      Wien, Auf Kosten Georg Friedrich Kraus. (Ca. 1810). - 2 Bände. Quer-4°. Je Band 1 Titel, 40 Tafeln mit je 4 Ansichten (total 80 Tafeln mit 320 Ansichten) ) mit jeweils einem Textblatt zu den Tafeln. Schlichte Pappbände der Zeit. Seltenes Ansichtenwerk von Rom. Einige Tafeln in der Platte bezeichnet "H.Benedicti sc.". Auf unbeschnittenem starken Velin. Jeweils 4 kleine gestochene Ansichten (8,5x5,4 cm) auf einer Platte. Jede Tafel mit einem zusätzlichen Schutzpapier. Die Texte in Italienisch, Deutsch und Französisch. - Die kleinen Ansichten waren offenbar nicht gut zu verkaufen. In den deutschen Auktionen wurden davon in den letzten 30 Jahren nur 2 Exemplare angeboten. - Einbände stark bestossen.Band 1 mit durchgehendem Wasserrand am unteren Rand, jedoch immer ausserhalb des Plattenrandes.

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        Rochester and Chatham.

      History of the River Thames. W. Bulmer & Co. 1810 - Size: 550 x 330 mm. Fine condition. Original aquatint. Original hand colouring. 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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        The Novels

      First edition, first printing thus. A complete set in 12 volumes bound in contemporary calf with gilt titles to the spine. Ex libris label of Francis, Lord de Dunstanville. Very good.

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        Belegering en ontzetting der stadt Leyden, voorgevallen in den jaare vijftien honderd vier-en-zeventig, beginnende den zeven-en-twintigste Mey, en eindigende de derde October daar aan volgende. Treur-bly-einde-spel. Versierd met schoone figuuren en alle de vertooningen, zoo voor, in, als na het4, 398, . Amsterdam, S. en W. Koene, 1810.

      - 4°: A-G#4, gepag.: 52 [4] pp., met een titelvignet in houtsnede en 8 afbeeldingen in houtsnede in de tekst. Oorspr. karton, papier gebruind, op het schutblad A.M.L.[edeboer?] Lit.: Saalmink I, p.261 Door een kleine beschadiging op de titelpagina is het jaar van uitgave niet vast te stellen (alleen het laatste cijfer is leesbaar: 0). Vergelijking met in de NCC opgenomen uitgaven van S. en W. Koene en met de bibliografie van Saalmink maakt het zeer waarschijnlijk dat het gaat om een uitgave uit 1810.

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        (Seventeen watercolor costume designs)

      1810. A collection of seventeen hand-drawn watercolor costume designs for a paper doll, plus one additional unfinished design in pencil. Each costume, complete with headpieces, wigs, and other accessories, is well designed and skillfully colored, giving this handmade set a polished and professional look. The costumes are laid into a notebook, with the title of each design and the number of pieces carefully inked onto the pages. Covering a wide range of activities and locales, the sets are: a Spartan virgin, a lady in a walking dress, a belle in the year 1775, a Florentine lady in a Carnival dress, a Quaker, Countess Hamilton in Charles's reign, a Dominican nun, a Florentine peasant, a Christian woman of Smyrna, a Neapolitan peasant, a peasant near the sea of Marmora, a Vestal virgin, a lady in the riding dress of the year 1780, a ballad singer, a lady in a ball dress, an Otaheitan girl, a woman of Brixen, and a lady in a riding habit. The unfinished costume, which is sketched in pencil and cut out, shows a woman in trousers, a long military-style coat, and a top hat. There is also an extravagantly-adorned bonnet that may have been the start of another outfit, since it does not seem to match the other unfinished pieces. There is no doll, but that is likely because the set remains unfinished; the presence of an unfinished costume as well as the lack of tabs on the costume pieces suggests that the project was never completed. The notebook is red with gold trim and has holes in the front and the back cover for green cloth ties, cleverly secured by red heart-shaped cutouts inside the covers. Two hand-decorated paper labels adorn the notebook. On the back, the initials F.C. are surrounded by a laurel wreath. The front has a handwritten poem explaining that the changeability of woman, of which men so often complain, comes only from a "pure wish to please." Below the poem, in bold capitals, is the phrase "ECCE SIGNUM!" which means, "Here is the proof." The final page of the notebook is folded such that it could serve as a holding place for loose pieces, though one side is now detached. Cover worn, as expected, and the ties and sections of trim are missing. The pages, however, are clean and sound, and the costume designs are in fine condition.

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        THE HISTORY OF LITTLE FANNY Exemplified in a series of Figures.

      1810. Comprising of a 15 page book; seven costumes; four hats and an interchangeable head, all being finely hand-coloured aquatints; a printed slipcase.First edition. Tiny piece missing from one figure; slipcase restored; else an excellent example, rarely found complete. Loosely laid in is a bookseller's receipt for the item dated September 1956. The price was three guineas.£1,500. 00.

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        Le livre bleu

      S.l., imprimé aux frais de l'auteur, (1810), in 12, de 43pp., titre à la plume, exemplaire bien complet du feuillet contenant la clef manuscrite du livre, relié en tête, demi-veau vert XIXe à petits coins, titre en long, avec mention dorée frappée au 1er plat "Charlesworth Masonic Library", bel exemplaire. Rarissime ouvrage publié à compte d'auteur. Il traite des secrets et buts de la franc-maçonnerie, et il est en grande partie codé, "afin de rendre cet ouvrage inintelligible à ceux qui n'ont pas droit à la participation aux secrets maçonniques", et contient une clef manuscrite qui n'était remise, selon l'avis de la page de titre, "qu'à ceux qui se légitimeront comme francs-maçons". ¶ Kloss 735 (signale que Lenning pense que c'est un maçon allemand) - Fesch 1279 - Thory acta latomorum I.n°363 "Les exemplaires sont revêtus de la signature J.E. Séchal, mais c'est un pseudonyme, on ignore le nom de l'auteur" - Cat. Astier n°156 "Très rare" - Inconnu de Wolfstieg - Pas dans le cat. de la Bibl. maç. de Bayreuth - Pas d'exemplaire au cat. CCFR - Worldcat 1 seul ex. (Libr. of Congress)

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        Grosse Katechese eines Dorfpfarrers für das Landvolk : nach Felbiger, und dem grossen Katechismus in k. k. Staaten systematisch eingerichtet. 19 Bände inkl. Register (vollständig).

      Augsburg : bey Nicolaus Doll, 1796-1810 - Bd. 1: XXXV, 459 S. : Frontisp.; Bd. 2: VII, 480 S.; Bd. 3: VII, 487 S.; Bd. 4: XI, [1], 452 S.; Bd. 5: VII, [1], 480 S.; Bd. 6: XV, [1], 528 S.; Bd. 7: XI, [1], 443, [1] S.; Bd. 8: XI, [1], 516 S.; Bd. 9: XIII [i.e. XI], 508 S.; Bd. 10: XI, 560 S.; Bd. 11: XXVIII S., [1] Bl., 512 S.; Bd. 12: XIV S., [1] Bl., 524 S., [2] Bl.; Bd. 13: XIV S., [1] Bl., 557, [1] S.; Bd. 14: XVIII S., [1] Bl., 507, [1] S.; Bd. 15: XXV, [1] S., [1] Bl., 579 S.; Bd. 16: XXXIV S., [1] Bl., 428 S.; Bd. 17: XLIV, 532 S.; Bd. 18: XXXII, 426 S., 3 Bl., 118 S. (Register); Bd. 19: VIII, 293 S., 1 Bl., S. 119-148 (Register), 20 cm, Halbledereinbände der Zeit berieben, Ecken teilweise gestoßen, gebräunt, stockfleckig, Vorblätter mit handschr. Notizen, Bd. 9 Seiten leicht geknickt. Register erste Abtheilung: Über die zehn Bände der Dogmatik sowie zweythe Abtheilung über die sechs Bände der Moral Bd. 18 beigebunden; Regstier dritte Abtheilung über die drey Bänder der Liturgie Bd. 19 beigebunden. Sprache: deu Erstausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The New Testament, translated from the Latin, in the Year 1380, By John Wyclif, D.D. to Which are Prefixed, Memoirs of the Life, Opinions, and Writings of Dr. Wyclif; and An Historical Account of the Saxon and English Versions of the Scriptures, Previous to the Opening of the Fifteenth Century

      Richard Edwards/ T. Hamilton, London 1810 - Quarto. (lxxii) (1) 275pp. Brown over blue-grey paper boards, with black handwritten lettering on the front cover. White label on the spine. Pages uncut. Engraved frontispiece portrait of John Wycliffe. The book is new edition of the New Testament portion John Wycliffe's translation of the bible, which was originally translated from the original Latin Vulgate into Middle-English of the day. The work also includes extensive biographical notes on Wyliffe, his views and his other writings as well as discussion of other Medieval translations of the bible. Included are an errata page after the roman numeral section, as well as an extensive glossary of Middle-English terms at the back of the book. The bible sections are printed in a two column format. Text in Middle-English. Binding with boards detached but present. Spine cracked and chipped, with the lettering on the labels, mostly rubbed off, but the book block is tight overall. Interior with library stamps on the interior front cover. Front free endpaper detached. A few pages contain period notes in ink in the margins. Light sporadic water staining, foxing and/or smudges to pages throughout. Binding in poor, interior in good condition overall. John Wycliffe (c. mid-1320s - 1384) was an English scholastic philosopher, theologian, Biblical translator, reformer, and seminary professor at Oxford. Wycliffe was know for his translation of the bible into the vernacular. He was an influential dissident within the Roman Catholic priesthood during the 14th century and a forerunner of Protestantism. He was posthumously declared a heretic by the Church, in 1415. His writing were banned, and his remains were exhumed, removed from consecrated ground, and cremated. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DISSERTAÇÕES CHRONOLOGICAS E CRITICAS

      - SOBRE A HISTORIA E JURISPRUDENCIA ECCLESIATICA E CIVIL DE PORTUGAL PUBLICADAS POR ORDEM DA ACADEMIA DAS SCIENCIAS DE LISBOA PELO SEU SOCIO JOÃO PEDRO RIBEIRO. TOMO I. [A TOMO V] LISBOA. NA TYPOGRAFIA DA MESMA ACADEMIA. ANNO 1810.[1811, 1813, 1813, 1819, 1829 e 1836. Com licença de S. ALTEZA REAL. In 4º 5 Tomos (com o III e IV dividios em duas partes). De 21,2x15,7 cm. com [viii], 404, [ii] + [ii], iv, 292, [ii] + [ii], 220, [iv] 234, [vi] + [x], 226, [x], viii, x, 246, [vi] + iv, 405, [ix] págs. Encadernações inteiras de pele com rótulos negros nas lombadas e nas inferiores e decorações de fantasia tudo gravado a ouro. Folhas de guarda em belo papel marmoreado da época. Ilustrado no texto e em extratexto, com tabelas, calendários e exemplos das maneiras de escrever as datas nos documentos antigos. Impresso com muita nitidez sobre papel de excelente qualidade, que tem tom azul nos 3 primeiros tomos. O primeiro volume nas páginas preliminares sem numeração contém um extracto das actas da Academia das Ciências de Lisboa, de 8 de Junho de 1810, determinando que as Dissertações Chronologicas sejam impressas a expensas da Academia, na primeira parte do tomo IV está documento com igual determinação de 4 de Fevereiro de 1819 e no V tomo outro de 6 de Agosto de 1836. Na primeira parte do IV tomo as páginas preliminares contêm Privilégio de D. Maria I. As páginas preliminares e finais de cada volume incluem índices, erratas e catálogos de publicações da Academia. Valiosa 1ª edição de um conjunto de 22 estudos, acompanhados de numerosos apêndices e aditamentos, que se distinguem pelo seu pioneirismo e rigor e são um instrumento de trabalho imprescindível para todos os que se interessam pela história de Portugal. Os principais assuntos abordados são: o estabelecimento rigoroso de datas, o uso de selos nos documentos portugueses, a análise da genuidade dos documentos antigos, o estudo das caracterídticas dos documentos, como as rubricas, as assinaturas, os sinais públicos, o estilo e a ortografia, o apurar através dos documentos coevos das séries de bispos da Diocese do Porto, o estudo das formalidades dos documentos antigos dos notários e tabeliães e o estudo analítico do cartulário da Sé do Porto designado por «Censual». Inocêncio IV 9 e 10 dá uma lista dos títulos dos trabalhos incluídos nesta edição. João Pedro Ribeiro (Porto 1758 ? 1839) foi o pioneiro em Portugal dos estudos de diplomática e paleografia e publicou numerosos estudos sobre essas importantes disciplinas auxiliares da história conseguindo corrigir muitas dúvidas sobre acontecimentos históricos e corrigir datas em que eles ocorreram. Legou toda a sua valiosa biblioteca à Universidade do Porto. Inocêncio, IV. 8-10. JOÃO PEDRO RIBEIRO, Presbytero secular, Doutor em Canones pela Universidade de Coimbra; Lente da cadeira de Diplomatica, creada primeiramente na mesma Universidade por carta regia de 6 de Janeiro de 1796, transferida depois para Lisboa e regulada por alvará de 21 de Fevereiro de 1801; Conego doutoral nas Sés de Faro, Viseu e Porto; Desembargador honorario da Casa da Supplicação; Conselheiro da Fazenda; Chronista dos Dominios Ultramarinos; Censor regio do Desembargo do Paço; Socio da Acad. Real das Sciencias de Lisboa, [?] 1108) Dissertações chronologicas e criticas sobre a Historia e Jurisprudencia ecclesiastica e civil de Portugal. Publicadas por ordem da Acad. Real das Sciencias. Tomo I. Lisboa, na Typ. da mesma Acad. 1810 4.º de VIII, 404 pag., e mais uma com as erratas. Tomo II. Ibi, 1811. 4.º de IV, 292 pag., e uma com erratas. Ibi, 1857. 4.º Tomo III, Parte I, ibi, 1813. 4.º de 220 pag. Tomo III, Parte II, ibi, 181. 4.º Tomo IV, Parte I, 1819. 4.º de IX, 231 pag., inclusive tres com erratas. Tomo IV, Parte II, ibi, 1829. 4.º de VI, 246 pag., e mais duas de erratas. Tomo V, ibi, 1836. 4.º. Location/localizacao: 7-2-C-29

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        Histoire des Wahabis, depuis leur Origine Jusqu'a la fin de 1809.

      1810 - First edition. 8vo. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, with morocco label, gilt, slightly rubbed. Minor spotting to first two leaves and m.s. addition of 'Corancez' to title-page. Overall, a lovely copy. viii, 222; [2]. Paris, Crapelet, The anonymous author, Corancez, first wrote about the Wahhabis in 1804 (published in the Paris Moniteur of October 31st) while he was French consul in Aleppo. This was the first European study of the origins and history of Wahabism. It was plagiarised by Jean Baptiste Rousseau in his Description du Pachalik. of 1809. In the preface of this expanded version of his original article Corancez puts the record straight. In the preface to the recent translation of the work, the late Professor R.M. Burrell comments that ?Corancez was a man with considerable powers of observation and reflection. He was prepared to ask profound and difficult questions about the Middle Eastern society in which he lived? The author notes with prescience ?Ces Arabes paroissent destinés à jouer un grand rÔle dans l'histoire.? The first two chapters give details of the conversion of Mohammed ibn Saoud, but most of the work is taken up with material concerning the years 1798 to 1809, beginning with the first Ottoman campaign against the stronghold of Dereyah and ending with their operations against Muscat and Ras al-Kaima. The author adds a further two chapters firstly his reflections on the emergence of an ?idée du caractère national? and secondly notes on Wahhabi customs. As Burrell comments ?the final merits - and challenges - of this book are. [that] Conancez was prepared to reflect upon a range of issues which remain relevant and controversial, for many people in the Middle East today. These include the nature of Islam and its apparent resistance to self-doubt and the challenge of change, the complex attitude adopted by Muslims to Christians and Jews, the status of the Prophet Mohammed within Islam, the reasons for the enduring nature of despotic rule in the Middle East, the significance of the different status afforded to men and women.? COPAC locates 4 holdings in the UK, at the British Library (2 copies), SOAS, Manchester and Oxford. Atabey, 282; Macro, 750. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Naufrage de MM. de Laborde sur les canots de La Peyrouse au port des François dans la Californie. Dédié à Monsieur Alexandre de Laborde leur frère

      1810 - Exceptional engraving showing the shipwreck off the coast of Alaska during the La Perouse expedition. [1810]. Paris. Ostervald l’aine, for Louis Prot and Michel Dissard. Copper engraving. (370 x 516 mm). Excellent condition. 4,500 $ A remarkable scene after a painting of Louis-Philippe Crepin, representing the shipwreck of Edouard and Ange de Laborde on 13 July 1786, off the coast of Alaska, during the expedition of La Perouse, one of the most significant journeys of exploration conducted by the French in the 18th century. The expedition took place onboard the Boussole and the Astrolabe, it´s goal was to explore the Pacific and assess the Spanish settlement in California; whilst en route to Kamchatka, La Perouse was the first to safely navigate the Japan Sea. After passing through Cape Horn, the expedition sailed towards the Northwest of America, arriving to the coast of Alaska in July 1786, discovering a magnificent bay dominated by mountains and surrounded by glaciars, which he goes on to name Port-des-Français, today Lituya Bay, staying there for almost a month. The bay was rich in natural resources, and was frequented by the Amerindian population of the area, with whom the French conducted trade on several occasions; La Perouse soon envisioned the potential for the fur trade. The subject of this scene is a dramatic episode occurred on 13 July 1786, when La Perouse sent a detachment of officers to sound the bay in three small vessels (two biscayennes and a small canoe); despite his recommendations for caution, Lieutenant Descure ventured too close to the pass, his biscayenne was engulfed by the tide, the second biscayenne –which had the Laborde brothers on board- suffered the same fate when attempting to rescue the first one, only the small canoe escaped, due probably to it´s stability. In all, 21 sailors perished in the shipwreck. Dedicated to the brother of the Laborde brothers, who died in the shipwreck, Alexandre de Laborde, author of several works on France, Spain, and Austria. At the bottom of the engraving, there is a narrative of what occurred in the shipwreck. The author, Louis-Philippe Crepin, was a pupil of Joseph Vernet and Hubert Robert, he also authored the painting portraying Dumont D´Urville and the sailors of the corvette Astrolabe paying homage at the La Perouse memorial on the island of Vanikoro. Extremely rare, both in the market and institutionally; we locate copies at Yale and the California State Library in the United States, and one in France. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autograph Letter Signed, in envelope addressed to "The Rev'd Mr. Rafles"

      1810 - Two pages (both sides of one leaf), folded into thirds to fit inside a handwritten folded envelope (with red wax seal). "Castle Street [Edinburgh], Friday." The letter reads:~Sir~I am honoured with your card & much obliged by the polite [----------?] which it contains and am very happy you have found your journey to Scotland pleasant notwithstanding the weather having been unfavourable.~I presume Mr. Grahame after whom you enquire is the same young gentleman who is now residing in the family of my friend & kinsman Mr. Scott of Harden. If I am right in my conjecture his address is Mertoun House By St. Boswells. Mr. Scott's seat is about six miles from Kelso & five from Milburn[?]. I shall be happy if you find this information useful & am Sir~Your obliged & humble Servant~Walter Scott.~We cannot identify the recipient other than by his name and address on the envelope -- "The Rev'd Mr Rafles [Rufles?] | Mr Gouldris[?] | 7 St. James Square". All we can infer about the recipient is that he resided at a very fashionable address in London, and that apparently he and Scott had never met. Clearly the recipient had left his calling card, and enquired for the address of a Mr. Grahame -- who it appears was at Mertoun House (by the River Tweed), which had been in the Scott family for about a century; a century later, it would be sold to the Egerton family, for whom Mertoun House would become the home of the Duke of Sutherland.~The year of this letter is unspecified, but we can be certain only that it was between 1798 and 1826: until his marriage in late 1797 Walter Scott lived with his parents at 25 George Street; after the marriage he and Charlotte lived briefly at 50 George Street, and then in Autumn 1798 they moved to 10 Castle Street (where, in 1798 and in 1801, their two children were born); and shortly after the latter birth they moved to more permanent lodgings at 39 South Castle Street -- until 1824, by which time Scott built his estate Abbotsford -- on the River Tweed. (Two years later, he was forced to sell the South Castle Street house because of the failure of the Ballantyne publishing company). This letter says only "Castle Street," but that does not necessarily mean 10 Castle Street -- since it is known, from other letters, that Scott would write "Castle Street" to refer to his address at 39 South Castle Street, as well.~The letter is in very good condition (folded into thirds, as originally mailed; one vertical quarter of the letter is a little browned).

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        Expédition de l'Escaut. Enquêtes, pièces et documens relatifs aux affaires de l'Escaut, communiqués aux deux Chambres du Parlement d'Angleterre.

      , Paris, Henri Agasse., 1810. Hardcover, 554 pages .L'ouvrage comporte un ensemble de documents anglais (traduits en français) relatifs à l'expédition de Walcheren en 1809. Il s'agissait pour les troupes anglaises de débarquer dans Anvers et Flessingue pour y détruire les arsenaux et les bassins de construction à Anvers, Terneuse et Flessingue, de s'emparer de l'île de Walcheren et d'obstruer la navigation de l'Escaut afin que la marine napoléonienne ne puisse l'emprunter.

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        Pietas Londinensis : the History, Design, and Present State of the various Public Charities in and near London.

      Printed for Richard Phillips, London 1810 - In-8 de XXIX-(3)-984-(4) pp., demi-basane brune, dos lisse (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Le jurisconsulte Anthony Highmore (1758?1829) prit en 1783 la direction d'un cabinet d'affaires, acquit une grande fortune avec laquelle il contribua à l'établissement des sociétés de bienfaisance. Proche de Granville Sharp, il fut par ailleurs un des plus fervents adversaires de l'esclavage. Secrétaire général du London Lying-In Hospital, il publie en 1810 un panorama historié des hôpitaux de la capitale réparties en six categories : hospitals ; dispensaries, lying-in, and medical charities ; colleges ; alms-houses ; school-charities ; miscellaneous charities : the Asylum for Female Orphans, Bethlehem Hospital, School for the Indigent Blind, Hetherington's charity, Bridewell Hospital, Society for Bettering the Condition of the Poor, Deaf and Dumb Asylum, Foundling Hospital, Joseph Lancaster's School, London Female Penitentiary, London Workhouse, Magdalen Hospital, Marine Society, Orphans' Working School, Refuge for the Destitute. Des rousseurs mais très bon exemplaire. Williams, II, p. 264 ; inconnu de Kress qui mentionne à la date de 1810 les Observations de Highmore (B.5668). [Attributes: First Edition]

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