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        Istruzione sul Modo di Coltivare il Cotone

      One double-page plate. 21, [1] pp. 8vo, orig. blue wrappers, stitched as issued. Milan: dalla Reale Stamperia, 1810. First edition of this very rare pamphlet on the cultivation of cotton. Re (1763-1817), was a leading Italian agronomist and botanist, active in introducing improved methods of agriculture. He was professor of botany and agriculture and director of the botanical garden at Modena. Fine copy. The attractive double-page plate depicts ginning machines. .

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        A Treatise on the Law of War

      1810. Bynkershoek, Cornelius van [1673-1743]. Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen [1760-1844], Editor and Translator. A Treatise on the Law of War: Being the First Book of His Quaestiones Juris Publici. Translated From the Original Latin with Notes, by Peter Stephen du Ponceau. Philadelphia: Published by Farrand & Nicholas [et al.], 1810. xxxiv, 218 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Some rubbing to extremities, chipping to spine ends, front board just beginning to separate but still quite secure, rear joint starting, rear hinge cracked, rear board secure. Offsetting to margins of endleaves, toning to text, light browning and dampspotting in places. Early annotations in pencil to front pastedown, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Location label to spine, bookplate residue to front pastedown, card pocket to rear. A solid copy. * Only edition, one of two issues (the other in Volume III of the American Law Journal). A translation of De Rebus Bellicus, part one of Bynkershoek's Quaestiones Juris Publici (1737), A Treatise on the Law of War addresses the customs of land and sea warfare. A notably humane work, it condemns actions against civilians and advocates the fair treatment of prisoners of war. Du Ponceau's able translation is prefaced by a biography of the author, a table of cases, an index of citations from the Corpus Juris Civilis and an annotated bibliography of civil law treatises cited or referred to by the author. This latter item, which lists editions and translations, is interesting for its insights into the American reception of the civil law in the early 1800s. One of the most important jurists and international lawyers of his time, Bynkershoek was an influential Dutch jurist who founded the positive school of international law, which held that usage and practice were more important than deductions drawn from natural law. Du Ponceau is an important figure in the early history of American Law and letters. He founded the Law Academy of Philadelphia in 1821, was the President of the American Philosophical Society and was a much-consulted expert on international relations and linguistics. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7166.

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        Poems. Illustrated with Engravings from the Designs of Richard Westall

      London: John Sharpe, 1810., 1810. 2 volumes; 8vo. Beautiful contemporary binding by Taylor and Hessey, with their names stamped in gilt to fore edge thickness of upper boards, of full dark blue straight grained morocco with fine, delicate gilt titles and tooling, to spines, decorative gilt panelling to boards, grey end papers with fine gilt dentelle; all edges gilt. With 12 copper engravings. Plates offsetting on to text; light age toning; gilt tooling a little dusty. A superb example of Taylor and Hessey's craftmanship. Followers of Edwards of Halifax, in the early part of the 19th century, 'Taylor and Hessey usually bound their fine books in morocco - red, blue, brown, crimson, green - and 'signed' their bindings by stamping their name in gilt in the fore-edge of the binding (not of the leaves, note), whenever the boards inside the leather were thick enough to carry the name of the firm...'. Carl Weber, Fore-edge Painting, p.107.

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        Magdalene Tower and Grove, from Christ-Church Meadow

      circa 1810. Hand-coloured engraving by Basire after a drawing by the architectural draughtsman Hugh O'Neill. Printed on wove paper. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, minor foxing, and a mild water stain in the top margin. 13 5/16 x 17 3/4 inches. 14 5/8 x 20 7/8 inches. A picturesque view of the spires and surrounding landscape of Oxford's historic Magdalene College, from "The Oxford Almanack." The Oxford Almanack was a series of broadsides annually published by Oxford University Press since 1674. Beginning in 1723, the almanac was illustrated by topographical engravings by eminent artists including Basire, George Vertue (1684-1756), and Michael Burghers (1653-1727), below which was printed a calendar and additional tables of extraneous information regarding the history and topography of England. James Basire came from a family of engravers that was renowned for their outstanding engravings of English and European antiquities. He established a reputation for himself as a skillful line engraver and eventually succeeded his father as engraver to both the Royal Society and the Society of Antiquaries, which published the bulk of his work. Between the years 1797-1809 and 1811-14, he contributed a number of topographical engravings to The Oxford Almanac. Cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        Memoria sulla preparazione dello sciroppo d?uva

      dalla Stamperia Francese 1810 Memoria sulla preparazione dello sciroppo d?uva secondo le istruzioni del Signor Parmentier... con varie esperienze dell?autore. A Napoli, dalla Stamperia Francese, 1810. In 8vo; pp.53. Bross. coeva. Margini ampli. Testo francese a fronte. L?autore fu farmacista in capo dell?esercito e volle far conoscere nel Regno da poco conquistato alcune delle teorie enogastronomiche di Parmentier non tralasciando però di valorizzare e pubblicizzare alcuni prodotti locali derivati dallo sciroppo d?uva. Assai raro. Paleari, 1810. Non e? citata quest?opera ne? da Vicaire ne? da Bitting.

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        THE HISTORY OF LITTLE FANNY, Exemplified in a Series of Figures

      London: Fuller 1st edition in 3rd edition slip case, 1810. Ephemera. Very Good-. Hand-coloured aquatint scenes with costumes to use with the moveable head, which has been strengthened on the back (2 of 4 hats). 127x100mm blue wraps in blue slip case (book with rubbing & minor foxing, case with edge wear, stains & some splits to sides & old neat sewing repair to foot) [2]pp blank +15pp inc. titlepage +[3]pp blanks. The 7 scenes show Disobedient Fanny dressed up in new clothes. She is enticed away becoming a begger girl then she becomes a fish seller progressing to the "neater" milk & egg carrier. Sent to her mother's house she is forgiven and reinstated as a "pious, modest, diligent" child shown reading in the last costume scene. She goes through a series of 7 hand colored costumes which also have background scenery to set the atmosphere. There is no damage to the head or any of the costumes and all the pockets are original. *Osborne Collection ii 1052 says "authorship was attributed by the late Frank Algar to Amelia Troward, who married Samuel Rainbow Girdlestone in 1827". Advertised as a companion to The History and Adventures of Little Henry.

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        Theil von Berg und Aremberg

      Kupferstich entstanden unter der Leitung von Friedrich Wilhelm Streit und anderen beim Geographischen Institut Weimar 1810. 33x44.5 cm. Sect. 34. Maßst. ca. 1:175.000 - Engelmann, Geogr. S. 439 - Lex. Gesch. Kartogr. S. 259 - Tooley 2 IV, S. 225 - Emsland, Hümmling und Grafschaft Bentheim, im Norden bis Walchum, südlich bis Lingen und Fürstenau; Meppen in der Mitte der Karte

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        A Companion and Useful Guide to the Beauties of Scotland, and the Hebrides, to the Lakes of Westmorland, Cumberland and Lancashire; and to the Curiosities in the District of Craven in the West Riding of Yorkshire Also a Description of Part of Scotland

      London: W. Bulmer for the Author, 1810. Two volumes complete - Volume One - xii, 429pp, [1], 28pp and Volume Two - ix, [1], *xi-*xxii, [1], xii-xvi, 436pp. Contemporary full sprinkled calf, smooth spines, divided into six panels by gilt bands, morocco title label to second panel, remaining panels with alternating central gilt device, covers bordered by gilt double fillet, gilt roll to edges. Volume one professionally re backed with original back strip laid on, volume two chipped at head of spine, edges worn, small scrapes to rear cover of volume two, with small amount of loss to leather on front cover and some old repairs. Internally some very light browning, sporadic light foxing, especially towards the end of volume one. Previous owners book label to front pastedowns, John Paul Paul of High Grove, Tetbury, bound at Duffield's Public Library, Bath, with their ticket to front pastedowns (not in Ramsden). First published in 1799, despite the title labels, the book is primarily about Scotland, rather than the Lakes, Bicknell 39.3a. Third Edition. Full Calf. Good+. 8vo.

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      London: F.J.Sarjent, 1 April 1810. Aquatint, printed in colours with hand- colouring, by Sarjent. (Two small expertly repaired tears to blank margins). 15 3/4 x 23 3/8 inches. 19 x 25 3/4 inches. A beautiful and rare large format view of Edinburgh. Francis Sarjent drew, engraved and published this rare view of Scotland's capital city. This panoramic image is balanced and enlivened by the figures in the foreground of an old sailor (telescope under one arm), who stands talking to two young boys whilst the sailor's greyhound looks on. Various landmark buildings are identified beneath the image: The Bank, The New Prison, Prince Street, The Register Office and the Monument to the memory of Lord Nelson. Sarjent is also credited with having painted the images for a number of the plates in W.Richards & J.Sillett's 'The History of King's Lynn' (London & King's Lynn: 1812). A 19th-century gazetteer notes that 'Edinburgh presents, from almost every point of view whence it can be viewed such scenic and architectural groupings as are perhaps unrivalled in any existing city in the world. It possesses attractions peculiarly its own, and fixes the gaze and challenges the admiration of a spectator by displays of general excellence, unaided by the sumptuousness of any one object, and undergraded by the deteriorations from its prevailing style of magnificence.' (Fullarton [publishers] A Gazetteer of the World 1856, III, p.140).

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        Vista de Malaga. Vue de Malaga. View of Malaga. Fortier aqua forti. Gesamtansicht der spanischen Stadt Malaga von Strand aus mit Blick auf den Hafen, links die Stadt mit dem Dom. Kolorierter Kupferstich, gestochen von Daudet (sculp.) nach Noel (del.).,

      Ohne Ort und Jahr, ca. 1810. - 30 x 43 cm (Blattgröße ca. 38 x 52 cm). *Stimmungsvolle Ansicht der spanischen Stadt Malaga in Kupferstich, alt koloriert. Vermutlich aus dem großen Werk "Alexandre Laborde: Voyage pittoresque et historique de l'Espagne". - A romantic view of the city of Malaga in South Spain. Copper plate with fine contemporary colouring, probably from the famous work "Voyage pittoresque et historique de l'Espagne" from A. Laborde (1806-1820). Minor browning, fine condition. Wenn Sie am gleichen Tag 2 oder mehr Bücher bei uns bestellen, erfolgt der Versand (innerhalb der Europäischen Union) kostenfrei für die gesamte Lieferung. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2000

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        Cambria Triumphans

      London: Samuel Bagster and J & A Arch, 1810 Large Paper Copy. In modern half brown calf with marbled boards, some blind tooling. Spine has raised bands, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to maroon leather label. Internally new endpapers, 4pp prospectus for Thomas Hearne tipped in, small repair to edge of ffep, paper water marked 1809, half title with printers details to verso, frontis is of the Enderbie coat of arms, (14), 1-107, (4), 110-147, (4), 154-195, (10), 178-218, (14), 233-250, (12), 251-278, (8), 285-325, (11), 329-356, (24). This is a facsimile printing of the 1661 edition. 2 volumes bound as 1, some illustrations of Coats of Arms, 4.8 kg, 46*29 cm. (Lowndes 739. Brunet 978). Enderbie, historian and antiquary, had also intended to publish a history of Monmouthshire but died and David Williams used much of the detail in 1796. See NLW WBO for a full Bio.

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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

      Lon., 1810.. b/w engraved title, plates, map. 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, still a very good copy of a scarce book.

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        Vue de Paris. No. 1. Vue prise du Pont Neuf, représentant le Pont des Arts

      [Paris: Esnault, c. 1810]. Hand-coloured aquatint on laid paper, engraved by Monsaldi after Garbizza. Very good condition apart from some light soiling and a few small losses along the edges of the sheet. Slight discolouration of the paper due to age. 14 5/8 x 18 1/4 inches. 16 x 20 1/8 inches. This beautifully coloured, picturesque plate of the famous Parisian bridge connecting the Louvre to the French Academy most likely comes from 'Vues des plus beaux edifices publics et particuliers de la ville de Paris', Jean-François Janinet's detailed visual architectural survey of Paris. The brainchild of Janinet, one the most accomplished French engravers of the 18th century who revolutionized the multiple-plate colour printing process, Vues des plus beaux edifices began as a succession of advertisements published in the Mercure de France and Gazette de France beginning in 1782. Although initially intended as a small portfolio of intaglio prints, the range of the project expanded when Janinet replaced his original collaborator, the topographical artist Pierre-Antoine Demachy, with the eminent architectural theorist Jean Nicolas Louis Durand in 1785. The plates of Vues were first published as a series between 1785 and 1788 and were so successful, that similar publications were issued in emulation. Esnault issued several successive and expanded editions of this great work, including an 1810 edition from which this charming print comes. Angelo Garbizza contributed several drawings of Paris to this edition of Vues. Antoine Maxime Monsaldi, a pupil of Jean-Français Pierre Peyron at the Royal Academy of Art and Science in Toulouse, was one of several artists including J.B. Chapuy and Janinet who engraved the drawings for this ambitious publication. Cf. Thieme/Becker, Allgemeines Lexicon der bilden Künstler, vol. 25/26, p. 73 & vol. 13/14, p. 171; cf. Regency to Empire: French Printmaking 1715-1814, p. 351.

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        Map Exhibiting the Great Post Roads, Physical and Political Divisions of Europe from Original Materials Collected from the Different Countries Delineated

      London: A. Arrowsmith, No. 10 Soho Square, 2nd January, 1810. . A very large and detailed folding map of Europe with original outline colour marking out the national boundaries, printed over four sheets, each part dissected into 12 sections and mounted on linen, all edges trimmed with pale silk and with paper tabs denoting the region to one edge, each part measures 80 x 95 cm, i.e. 160 x 190 cm if joined. Folds into original grey paper covered slipcase with a handwritten label to the upper cover. Some wear to the edges of the case, a very good example overall.

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        Walker’s New Geographical Game exhibiting a tour through Europe

      London, 1810. Map. Copper engraving, 46 x 51 cms, dissected into 12 sheets and laid on linen, original hand colour, folding into original marbled slipcase with engraved publisher’s labels, some wear. Lacks rules. An unusual cartographic game in which the players travel around Europe learning as they do so (the rules booklet, recorded with an 1829 edition held in California, presumably contained suitably educational comments). William Darton junior and his son Thomas briefly worked together, 1807-10.

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      Published by J. Faulder, 1810. Hardback. Good. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Two volumes. Full brown calf binding, raised bands to spine. Gilt borders. Marbled endpapers and edges. xxxi + 446; 439 pages. 10 folding b/w maps in total. Maps lightly browned. Contents very good. Front cover of Volume II is detached. Boards are a little scuffed. Titles labels are missing from spine. [S]

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        A Short Narrative of the Late Campaign of the British Army under the Orders of the Right Honourable The Earl of Chatham

      London, James Ridgway, , 1810. with Preliminary Remarks on the Topography and Channels of Zeeland. Octavo (217 × 129 mm), recent quarter calf on marbled boards, red morocco label to the upper board, flat spine, gilt. Folding map frontispiece and one other folding plan, coloured in outline. Light browning, else very good. First edition. Uncommon, COPAC has three copies only, none on OCLC. Squire served under Abercromby at the Helder in 1799, and later under the same commander in Egypt. His next service was in South America where he conducted the siege operations at Monte Video and Buenos Aires, and he was called as a witness for the prosecution in Whitelocke's trial. Following this he was with Moore in Sweden and at the siege of Flushing. In the Peninsula War he was employed on the Lines of Torres Vedres, at the capture of Olivenza and in the three sieges of Badajoz, "his exertions and fatigue at the siege of Badajoz had greatly exhausted him; and, having repaired the bridge of Merida, he was hastening to join Hill when he fell from his horse and was carried to Truxillo. There he died of 'fever and prostration.'…Seldom was the loss of an officer of his rank more deplored." (ODNB) The present work is a careful study of the geography and history of the campaign and contains, "...not only outspoken criticisms on its conduct, but concludes with an able exposition of operations which might have been adopted with success.

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      London: Published at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101 Strand, May 1, 1810. Mezzotint. Printed on wove paper. Lettered proof, state ii/iii. In excellent condition, with the exception of six skillfully mended tears on bottom margin, not extending near image. One small tear on bottom margin. Image size: 13 5/8 x 17 1/8 inches. 14 5/8 x 17 1/8 inches. 16 9/16 x 21 1/8 inches. A charming proof mezzotint by Charles Turner after James Barenger depicting a pair of widgeons. James Barenger was born into an artistic family. His father exhibited paintings of insects at the Royal Academy between 1793 and 1799, and his mother was the sister of William Woollett, the celebrated engraver. Barenger was well known as an animal painter, exhibiting at the Royal Academy between 1807 and 1831. He was a keen sportsman and had a natural eye for detail, which brought an appealing realism to his studies. From 1815 onwards he exhibited the majority of his pictures at Mr. Tattersall's auction rooms in London, where they were well received by a diverse audience. Although Mr. Tattersall was his primary patron, Barenger earned a number of commissions from the Earl of Derby, The Duke of Grafton, and the Marquess of Londonderry. His work was widely engraved by some of the most fashionable engravers of the day and his attractive images remain highly desirable to sporting collectors. This strong image of two widgeons is from a series of fourteen prints depicting English game birds. The series, which was mezzotinted by Charles Turner and published by Rudolph Ackermann, is entitled "British Feather Game" and includes images of some of the most important species of English wildfowl. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p. 77-79 ii/iii

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        Code d'Instruction Criminelle. Edition originale et seule officielle.

      Imprimerie Impériale 1810 in-4, [4]-310 pp., exemplaire entièrement interfolié, veau fauve raciné, dos lisse orné de guirlandes, chaînettes et fleurons dorés en nids d'abeille, pièce de titre verte, (reliure de l'époque). Coins et coupes frottés, quelques petites piqûres, mais très bon exemplaire. Véritable édition originale, au format in-4, sortie concurremment avec les formats in-8 et in-12, de ce monument de compromis entre les héritages de l'ancien droit de type inquisitorial et les procédures accusatoires introduites sous la Révolution, et mal maîtrisées à l'époque. Dans notre exemplaire, les feuillets intercalaires ont servi à coucher d'importantes annotations manuscrites, écrites d'une écriture fine, serrée, mais parfiatement lisible, et qui, en général, donnent en regard des divers articles du Code, les décrets impériaux et les décisions de la Cour de cassation qui en complètent ou modifient les dispositions. Dupin (1832), 2310. Une petite fente à la charnière inférieure sans manque de peau sinon très bel exemplaire.

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      New-York; and Hopkins & Earle, Philadelphia. Fair. 1810. Hardcover. Complete 9 volume set with full page engraved plates. Full tan calf leather bound covers have very heavy wear particularly to extremities. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. One board is detached, but still present. Hinges of other boards range from fully intact to a couple that are starting. Pages toned and foxed but otherwise clean and in good condition. .

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        TRATADO DE TÁCTICA PARA LA INFANTERÍA. Parte I: Instrucción de reclutas y compañías. Parte II: Instrucción de batallones. (Completo)

      1810 - Valencia J. Ferrer de Orga 1810. 2 tomos en 1 vol, 8vo, papel hilo, VI pp. (falto port.), 232 pp, port, 236 pp, 25 lams. plegs. (una rasgada). Pergamino, época, det. RARA EDICIÓN, QUE NO FIGURA EN PALAU. Militaria [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Excise Office, Broad Street.

      1810 - Rowlandson, Thomas [1756-1827]. Pugin, Augustin Charles [1762-1832]. Excise Office, Broad Street. London: R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, February 1, 1810. Attractively glazed and matted 11" x 9" aquatint in handsome 15-1/2" x 13-1/2" wooden frame, small plaque to center of bottom. Light toning to margins, image vivid. An attractive piece. * Plate 103 from The Microcosm of London. Published over a 26-month period, this series depicted over 100 scenes of city life in London during the Regency. The settings were rendered by Pugin; the human activity by Rowlandson. Although Rowlandson is famous as a satirical artist, people in the Microcosm are drawn more realistically.

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        Encyclopædia Britannica. Fourth Edition with Fifth and Sixth Edition Supplement. 26 volume set. [Encyclopaedia; Encyclopedia]

      Edinburgh - Archibald Constable & Co 1810. 270mm x 220mm (11" x 9").20795pp.703 copper plates plus 8 maps and charts, some folding.The full 26 volumes set: 4th edition plus 5th and 6th edition supplements (1824). Noted for the fine quality of the full-page engravings and maps. N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination. Published: 1810 - 1824.

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        [Voyage to the East Indies and the Philippines] Voyage commercial et politique aux Indes Orientales, aux iles Philippines, a la Chine, avec des notions sur la Cochinchine et le Tonquin, pendant les années 1803, 1804, 1805, 1806 et 1807, contenant des observations et des renseignements, tant sur les productions territoriales et industrielles que sur le commerce de ces pays; des tableaux d'importations et d'exportations du commerce d'Europe en Chine, depuis 1804 jusqu'en 1807; des remarques sur les moeurs, les coutumes, le gouvernement, les lois, les idiômes, les religions, etc.; un apperçu des moyens à employer pour affranchir ces contree

      Paris: Crapelet for Clament frères, 1810 Book. Very Good. Leather Bound. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Paris: Crapelet for Clament frères, 1810. First Edition. Octavo, 3 vols. x;, 309 pp. With two engraved hand coloured folding maps and four folding tables. Period brown gilt tooled quarter sheep with orange gilt labels and marbled boards housed in a matching slip case. A very good set. Sainte-Croix was a French officer, responsible for the defense of the Philippines. Renouard de Sainte-Croix arrived in Pondicherry, India, in 1802 and was almost immediately imprisoned by the English. After he was liberated, he stayed for two more years in India and went amongst others to the coasts of Coromandel and Malabar. He then travelled to the Philippines where he visited Manila, and the gold mines of Mabulao. Cordier Indonisica, 2425; Howgego 1800-1850, D12; Lust 384..

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      Machell Stace., London. 1810 - 196pp 5 called for plates 85 additional plates and three fold outs-Plymouth, Worcester and facsimile of the Declaration. very nice copy with light wear, gentle rubbing to front board, some offset but without detriment. Insurance required. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Sale of English-Beauties in the East Indies

      London,: circa, 1810.. Etching with original handcolouring, 332 x 225 mm. (image size); in fine condition, with title intact, framed. Superb caricature satirising the shortage of marriageable women in the East Indies.The eighteenth century saw a massive expansion of British trading operations in India with numerous trading posts established along the coasts and large expatriate communities developing in Calcutta, Bombay and Madras. With the escalation in English colonial activity, and the resultant vast increase in the size of the English community, the lack of wives for the traders became an acute problem. Stories abound of widows receiving marriage proposals at their husbands' funerals.The scene here shows the intense interest on the docks following the arrival of a boatload of marriageable women from London. Corpulent colonials and turbaned locals alike tweak and prod the ladies, like so much livestock, whilst a punctilious auctioneer asks for bids. In the background a singularly obese woman is sitting on a set of scales, slightly outweighing a barrel inscribed 'Lack of Rupees'. At the far right some sorrowful women are filing into a warehouse 'for unsaliable (sic) goods from Europe'.This scarce image was executed circa 1810, and is closely based on an earlier James Gillray aquatint cartoon of 1786 which is of even greater rarity. Rowlandson was a close friend of Gillray, and his revival of the image showed that the joke was still current, even if the fashions on display had been updated. The image is a neat counterpoint to Cruikshank's later cartoon on an opposite theme, the shortage of women in Britain now that so many have emigrated (see catalogue number XXX).BM, 8823; Wright and Evans, 154.

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        Un Bon Tiens Vaut Mieux Que Deux tu Auras [A Bird in Hand is Worth Two in the Bush]

      Paris: circa 1810. Colour-printed stipple. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of some slight paper discolouration. Water stain lower left corner. Trimmed within plate mark on the side and top margins. Image size: 10 3/8 x 13 1/8 inches. 13 3/4 x 15 11/16 inches. A glowing impression of this charming stipple engraving, which is printed in the "a la poupée" method. This unusual print by Augrand after Mallet exemplifies a certain vogue for quasi erotic, decorative prints that swept through France during the Napoleonic era. Mallet had a reputation for luxurious mixes of beautiful women and cupids. Here in a scene that echoes Medieval and Renaissance Annunciation scenes, a happy young woman in the neo-Classical garb that became fashionable at this time embraces one cherub while another floats away, and the title invites her to be happy with the one she has. This plate is a lovely example of early colour printing, which was developed as a means of reproducing the effects of painting in oils. It exemplifies the single- plate colour-printing technique developed in England and quickly adopted by French engravers. The effect is achieved by inking a single plate with several different colours by using a rag stump, a process known as à la poupée. As this lovely print demonstrates, the outcome achieved by this laborious method of inking has a wonderful painterly effect and creates a delicacy of image, appropriate to its light-hearted message.

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      [n.p., c. 1810]. . A charming early 19th century watercolour album featuring illustrations of lepidoptera, bound in contemporary dark green full morocco, spine flat with gilt rules, the boards with borders incorporating a recurring leaf and vase design in gilt, measuring 12.5 x 18 cm overall. 24 watercolours in total, comprising a title piece, 22 illustrations and one endpiece, all vividly coloured and with many highlighted in gold or silver, each mounted on thick paper. Minor wear to extremities, though with slight loss to one of the corners, some discolouration to the paper of the majority of the illustrations caused by the glue originally used to mount them onto the album leaves, one illustration with slight loss caused by paper adhered from the opposite leaf, that aside a splendid collection. The illustrations appear to be of imaginary species and are captioned with Latinised or Classical names (Flora Harlemitana, Castor & Pollux and Ether to name but a few), which do not appear to correspond with any modern scientific titles. As to the names of the creators of the album, two attributions are provided: the name above is given on the illustrated title page - “Fict. secundum...”, whilst the Latinised name “Maria Oruarchus de C.” is given as the artist to the lower corner of the same. The illustrations are similar in style and subject to examples of work by Maria Margaretha van Os (1780-1862), a Dutch natural history artist of the period and a member of a small dynasty of painters. Painting in oils or watercolours, her work typically comprised still life studies of nature - fruit, flowers and, as here, lepidoptera.

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        The MILITARY COMPANION: Being a System of Company Discipline, Founded on the Regulations of Baron Steuben, Late Major-General and Inspector-General of the Army of the United States. Containing, the Manual Exercise, Facings, Steps, Turnings, Wheelings, Miscellaneous Evolutions, and Firings. Together with Duty of Officers and Privates. Ornamented with Handsome Copper-plates of Company Evolutions. Designed for the Use of the Militia

      Newburyport:: Published by Thomas & Whipple. Geo. Hough, Printer, Concord.. 1810.. 12mo: A - D^6. 6-7/8" x 4-1/4". Third Edition, Improved (American Imprints 20735; Sabin 91460 [for the 2nd (1808), 3rd & 4th (1815) editions]). 48 pp.. Original publisher's printed grey paper wrappers. Rear wrapper an advert for other Thomas & Whipple publications.. Chip at base of spine. Period pos ["C.C.(?) Arnolds"] to top margin. of front wrapper. Paper browning in first gathering. Still, a VG+. copy.. A somewhat uncommon adaptation of Steuben's 1779 military manual that, no doubt, saw extensive use in the War of 1812. & & While well represented in the institutional environment, we note, however, in the trade, we find only one copy of this 3rd edition at auction these past 30+ years, 2009. . At front, a 2-page copperplate engraving depicting divers formations [11 figures + Explanation], engraved by Hooker & Fairman.

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      - virtudes em geral, e uso legitimo das aguas mineraes, principalmente de Caldas; com a noticia daquellas, que são conhecidas em cada huma das Povincias do Reino de Portugal, e o methodo de preparar as aguas artificiaes. COIMBRA, Na Real Impressa da Universidade. 1810. In 8.º 17x10 cm. 2 volumes com xxiv-350-(i) e viii-174-(i) pags. Encadernação da época em 1 vol. Com rotulo vermelho, ferros a ouro na lombada e cercadura dourada nas pastas. Ilustrado com 2 gravuras. Inocêncio III, 71. "FRANCISCO TAVARES, do Conselho de S. A. R. o Principe Regente, depois rei D. JoãoVI, Cavalleiro da Ordem de Christo, Doutor e Lente da Faculdade de Medicina da Univ. de Coimbra, primeiro Medico da Real Camara Physico-mór do Reino, Deputado da Junta do Proto-medicato, Socio da Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa, e da Academia de Medicina de Barcelona, etc. N. em Coimbra, ao que parece pouco depois do meiado do ultimo seculo. Seu pae exercia a pharmacia n'aquella cidade, e era tido por insigne na sua profissão. M. em Lisboa a 20 de Maio de 1812, e foi sepultado na igreja parochial do Sacramento. V. a seu respeito as Memorias biographicas pelo sr. Rodrigues de Gusmão, na Gazeta Medica de Lisboa, n.º 121 do 1.º de Junho de 1858, ou nos exemplares que d'ellas se tiraram em separado de pag. 5; a 11. Sem embargo dos muitos e notaveis erros e imperfeições em que abunda, principalmente na primeira parte, devidos á incuria e superficialidade dos que ao auctor ministraram alguns dos materiaes de que é formada, é ainda assim (diz o sr. R. de Gusmão) o unico trabalho hydrologico de alguma valia, que até agora possuimos." Location/localizacao: 7-A1-C-8

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        Vue de Dresde prise du Côté du Sud-ouest

      Aquatinta von Christian Gottlob Hammer bei Heinrich Rittner, Dresden um 1810. 45.5x63.5 cm. - Thieme / Becker XV, 563. - Malerischer Blick von Südwesten die Elbe entlang auf die Augustusbrücke, die Altstadt mit Schlossturm, Katholischer Hofkirche, Frauenkirche, Palais Brühl und am anderen Ufer das Japanische Palais und Häuser der Neustadt. Im Vordergrund hübsche Personenstaffage mit Reiter und Bauernfamilie an der damaligen Mündung der Weißeritz in die Elbe.Christian Gottlob (Gottlieb) Hammer (1779 - 1864) war als Landschaftszeichner und Kupferstecher in Dresden tätig, 1829 wurde er Professor an der Dresdner Akademie. Zu seinem Werk gehören Ansichten aus Sachsen, Nordböhmen und Schlesien.Das Dach des Japanischen Palais und die Jacken dreier Staffagefigur zart bläulich, sonst Aquatintadruck von Lichtgrau bis Schwarz. Blatt mit leicht bräunlichem Papierton. Rechts unten im Papierrand und im Bereich des Staffage-Buschwerkes kl. Löcher und Einrisse, dadurch geringer Textverlust in der letzten Zeile der Widmung. 1 kl. Loch im Himmel restauriert, Spuren von Druckerschwärze im Randbereich.

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      New York. 1810.. Two volumes bound in one: xviii,207; viii,224pp. plus two plates and five folding maps (as found in a few copies only, see below). Frontispiece portrait. Contemporary calf, spine gilt. Hinges worn but solid, corners worn, boards scuffed. Contemporary bookplate on front pastedown. The text is heavily foxed. Several maps have old tears along fold lines and have been backed on linen. About good. One of the earliest works to give a detailed account of travel and the actual risks and dangers encountered in the western country. Schultz crossed upstate New York and western Pennsylvania, then went down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans, travelling inland along the way. The entire second volume covers the trip from the mouth of the Ohio south, and paints a marvelous picture of a Mississippi passage of the period. The excellent maps include one of the South to New Orleans, the Ohio River, one of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers, and the locations of the ancient mounds near Marietta. The book is most often found with only four folding maps; this copy has five maps, as is the case in only a few copies. GRAFF 3707. CLARK II:166. HOWES S202, "aa." SABIN 78001. THOMSON 1027. BUCK 70.

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      Pittsburgh. 1810.. 504pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf, rebacked with original gilt spine laid down. Rubbed, corners bumped. Lacks front free endpaper. Text tanned. A good copy. Thomson calls this one of the most interesting works relating to the West. It is likely that this account was edited by Zadok Cramer, from whose press it was issued, and who included over one hundred pages of other information on the West gathered by himself, which follows the Cuming narrative. These include contributions by Loskiel, Forsyth, Hildreth, Badger, and Heckewelder, among others. Cuming himself undertook his tour in 1807 and 1808. An excellent account of one of the most notable early trips down the Mississippi to New Orleans and environs. THOMSON 286. BUCK 71. CLARK II:13. HOWES C947. JONES 739. SABIN 17890. GRAFF 944. STREETER SALE 1325. SERVIES 808.

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      London, printed by C. Roworth, and sold by T. Egerton, 1810.. FIRST EDITION, 1810. 4to, 280 x 210 mm, 11 x 8¼ inches, 7 battle plans (1 folding) and 1 large folding map, all partly hand coloured, pages xxix, (1) errata, 1-276, lacks half title, bound in full contemporary calf, decorative gilt border to covers, rebacked at some time with gilt bands and rules, original gilt lettered morocco label laid on, marbled endpapers and edges. Covers slightly marked and rubbed, edges and corners worn, boards showing at tips, label slightly chipped, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, slight offsetting from first battle plan on to final page of text, contents otherwise clean and bright, small closed tear to edge of folding map, repaired, binding tight and firm. A very good clean copy. Sir Robert Thomas Wilson (1777 ? 1849) was a British general and politician who served in Egypt, Prussia, and was attached to the Imperial Russian Army as British liaison officer. He sat as the Liberal MP for Southwark from 1818 to 1831. He served as the Lieutenant Governor of Ceylon and later as the Governor of Gibraltar from 1842 until his death in 1849. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Geschichte des Kantons St. Gallen.Erster, zweyter und dritter Band.

      1810 1811 und 1813, St. Gallen, 1810 - XVI- , VI- , VIII- , 554 + 665 + 669Seiten, LV- (Register), marmoriertes Papiers Pappband. Handschriftliche Rückenetiketten. Besitzerstempel. Einige Stockflecken. Guter Zustand.

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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, and a Trip Through the Mississippi Territory, and Part of West Florida

      Pittsburgh: Cramer, Spear & Eichbaum, Franklin Head Bookstore, 1810. 12mo. vi, [7]-504pp. Hardcover, bound in full contemporary calf with spine label. The joints and center spine are cracked but holding; with owner's name on the title and gift inscription dated 1813. "Excellent and extensive observations on pioneer conditions throughout the Ohio and lower Mississippi valleys." [Howes C-947]. Provenance: Benjamin Homand copy, presented to the NE Historic Genealogical Society in 1884; From the estate of Ester Elizabeth Reed, MD. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4.25" x 7".

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        The History of Little Fanny, Exemplified in a Series of Figures. The Fifth Edition

      London: S. and J. Fuller, 1810. Stiff card wraps. Very good. 4 by 5 inches. 16pp. Printed wrappers. Complete with handcolored figures as follows: removable head, seven costume and three hats. The costumes have a pocket built into the reverse to accommodate Fanny's head as she take on each persona in the soryline.Title leaf, followed by thirteen pages of rhyming verse then a final blank. Housed in original printed slipcase. The booklet is lightly soiled and worn but still in very good condition. The slipcase is worn and quite rubbed and soiled and separated along one side See Osborne p. 418 (4th edition). Rare in any condition and nearly unheard of with all of the pieces.

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        The History and Adventures of Little Henry, Exemplified in a Series of Figures. The Second Edition

      London: S. & J. Fuller, at the Temple of Fancy, 1810. 12mo (5 x 4 inches), 20-pages, original printed wrappers cord bound. With, loosely inserted, 7 cut-out engraved hand-coloured figures, and an interchangeable head. (no hats). All contained in the original slipcase. Some dustmarking to wrappers but generally good, puncture to upper margin of last leaf affecting pagination. The slipcase broken at two joints, dustmarked and rubbed.

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        Untersuchung über die Natur und die Ursachen des Nationalreichthums. Aus dem Englischen der vierten Ausgabe neu übersetzt (von A. Dörrien und Christian Garve). Dritte, mit Stewarts Nachricht von dem Leben und den Schriften des Autors vermehrte unveränderte Ausgabe

      Breslau und Leipzig, Korn 1810.. 3 Bände. CIV, 412 S.; VIII, 631 S.; VIII, 422 S. Grüne Leinenbände der Zeit (etwas berieben, Rücken gebräunt, Bibliothekssignaturen entfernt) mit goldgepr. Rückentiteln auf schwarzen Rückenschildern). Humpert 12751; Kress B 5757. - Dritte Ausgabe der Übersetzung von Christian Garve und August Dörrien. - Klassiker der Nationalökonomie. Erstmals 1776 erschienenes, ökonomisches Hauptwerk des englischen Moralphilosophen und Ökonomen Adam Smith (1723-1790). - Titel rückseitig mit überklebtem Stempel. Durchgängig schwach gebräunt, sonst innen gut erhalten.

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        A Voyage Round the World, in the Years 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804; in Which the Author Visited the Principal Islands in the Pacific Ocean, and the English Settlements of Port Jackson and Norfolk Island

      Philadelphia: Benjamin and Thomas Kite. 1810. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. F First US Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. First American edition [1810]. Full marbled calf, 18cm tall, 364 pages, with page numbers 277-80 omitted as called for in Forbes (Forbes 414) but with no loss of narrative. Front joint cracked through with front cover holding with binder's cords, spine label chipped away, spine leather crackled but stabilized, endpapers and blanks at front and rear foxed, pages slightly age-toned but clean with almost no foxing, no names or other markings.

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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. Bound in modern brown buckram, gilt lettering and rules to spine, ex library with gilt number at tail of spine, new endpapers with "withdrawn" stamp. Very small split at head of spine repaired (5 mm, ¼"), tiny bumps to corners, frontispiece lightly browned and foxed with a couple of small damp stains at inner edge, joint between frontispiece and title page neatly repaired, 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. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Dictionnaire de Chimie

      traduit de l'Allemand, avec des Notes, par E.J.B. par H.A. Vogel. Engraved frontis. port. & 8 engraved plates. Four vols. 8vo, cont. marbled sheep (a few minor abrasions), spines richly gilt, red & pale green morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: Klostermann fils, 1810-10-11-11. First edition in French of the first German chemical dictionary, originally published in Berlin in 1807-10. "Klaproth was the foremost supporter of Lavoisier's antiphlogistic theory in Germany, and in addition to his classic researches in analytical chemistry, he wrote an excellent chemical dictionary...The translators added valuable notes and state in their preface that all the important advances in chemistry since the beginnings of the science have been included. Detailed quantitative analytical data on chemical compounds and minerals, as well as the latest theories, are presented."-Neville, I, 732. A very pretty set from the library of the Dukes of Bavaria. ❧ Cole 729. Duveen, p. 325. .

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        Tours in Wales (3 Vols complete)

      London: Wilkie and Robinson....., 1810 Recently rebacked in brown quarter leather with brown cloth boards. Spine has raised bands, gilt Vol numbers, titles in gilt to maroon leather labels. Internally, all have new endpapers, no signatures etc, some light browning. Vol 1, frontis some offsetting, includes the errata sheet, [5], (vi-xviii), [5], 4-415 pp, 19 pl. Vol 2, frontis with some offsetting, 415pp, 15 pl. Vol 3, frontis w offsetting, 484 pp, 12 pl. I all 3 volumes there are 44 engraved plates some light browning to edges. A nice set! (ODNB - COPAC - OCLC5671011) 1st edition in 1781, later editions in 1883 & 2009! Pennant, naturalist, traveler, and writer, undertook several other tours: of northern England in 1773, of Northamptonshire and of the Isle of Man in 1774, of Warwickshire in 1776, of Kent in 1776, and of Cornwall in 1787. Several tours throughout Wales in the early 1770s, where his Welsh-speaking friend and companion, the Revd John Lloyd of Caerwys, performed the same function as Stuart had in Gaelic Scotland, were brought together as Tours in Wales in three volumes (1778–83). See ODNB for a full Bio. (Allibone 1553. Brunet 479. Lowndes 1822/3/4)

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        Vues des Cordillères et Monumens des Peuples Indigènes de l'Amérique

      Paris: [de l'imprimerie de J.H. Stône] chez F. Schoell, 1810 [-1813]. 2 volumes in one, folio. (22 3/4 x 16 1/8 inches). Half title, 16pp. 'Introduction'. Engraved dedication leaf, 69 engraved plates on 68 leaves (27 hand coloured, printed in colours or printed in colours and finished by hand [1 of these double-page], 4 printed in sepia). Expertly bound to style in red half morocco over contemporary red paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into six compartments by gilt double fillets, lettered in the second compartments, the others with simple repeat decoration in gilt. A fine copy of one of the great monuments to scientific exploration, with superb colour-printed and hand-coloured aquatints: the most beautiful and interesting of all Humboldt's works. This work is one of the most important publications to result from the expedition to the Americas in 1799-1804 of the great German scientist and explorer, Alexander von Humboldt, and the botanist, Aimé Bonpland. During their extensive trip, the two gathered a mass of material relating to all aspects of the New World, and their work in the field and the subsequent publications set a new standard for scientific exploration and reporting. Humboldt and Bonpland set out to investigate the area's geography, natural history, archaeology, and native customs, supplementing their field explorations with extensive research in Europe. The series of publications resulting from the expedition began in 1805 and took decades to publish, the present volume being the first major work from the series to appear. Vue des Cordillères... is most notable for its remarkable aquatint plates of scenes in South and Central America, particularly the magnificent double-page plate of the great volcano of Chimborazo in the Andean highlands. Most of these were made from Humboldt's original sketches. His involvement in the publication was close, especially in checking the colouring, which was done under his personal supervision to insure accuracy. These plates beautifully illustrate views, native costumes, and antiquities. The work is equally important as the first extensive treatment of surviving pre-Columbian and immediately post- Columbian Indian codices. The first publication of any part of the famed Dresden Codex, the most extensive of surviving pre-Columbian codices, is found herein, again with superb colouring. There are also coloured prints of the Codex Mendoza and plates drawn from various other important codices. Humboldt's treatment of them is a landmark in the rediscovery of the pre-Columbian civilizations. "Every class of Mexican, Aztec, and Peruvian Antiquity receives in this work the clearest philosophical analysis" (Field). The present copy includes the sixteen-page introduction by Humboldt, dated 1813, as well as the last twenty plates: all of which are frequently lacking. Field 739; Hill 839; Lipperheide 1630; Palau 117026; Pilling Proof-Sheets 1871; Sabin 33754.

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        Don Quichotte de la Manche

      Paris - Briand, 1810 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of one of the most influential works of European literature in three volumes (each containing two books), translated into French. Don Quixote (or Don Quichotte in French) is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published. In one such list, Don Quixote was cited as the best literary work ever written. When it was first published, Don Quixote was usually interpreted as a comic novel. After the French Revolution it was popular in part due to its central ethic that individuals can be right while society is quite wrong and seen as disenchantingnot comic at all. In the 19th century it was seen as a social commentary, but no one could easily tell whose side Cervantes was on. By the 20th century it had come to occupy a canonical space as one of the foundations of modern literature. With engraved frontispieces to each new book (six in total). Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally sound, with just some slight rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, with some light foxing to volumes I-II and III-IV particularly. Volume V-VI generally clean and bright. Overall: GOOD..

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        A Dictionary of the English Language. In two volumes

      London - R. Marchbank, Dublin, 1810 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Samuel Johnson's famous dictionary, unlike any other, a compendium of English literature'In which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed a history of the language, and an English grammar'. Thirteenth Edition, containing 'a correct standard of pronunciation, and an historical account of the author's life, not in any former one'. With a portrait frontispiece of Samuel Johnson, 'a most-striking likeness'. Ink binder's stamps of Speakman, Liverpool to front pastedowns. Complete in two volumes. Samuel Johnson (1709 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. There was dissatisfaction with the dictionaries of the period, so in June 1746 a group of London booksellers contracted Johnson to write a dictionary for the sum of 1,500 guineas (1,575), equivalent to about 230,000 as of 2012. [1] Johnson took nearly nine years to complete the work, although he had claimed he could finish it in three. Remarkably, he did so single-handedly, with only clerical assistance to copy out the illustrative quotations that he had marked in books. Johnson produced several revised editions during his life. The dictionary had a far-reaching effect on Modern English and has been described as one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship. This work brought Johnson popularity and success. Until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary 150 years later, Johnson's was viewed as the pre-eminent British dictionary. Condition: In half morocco bindings. Externally sound although rubbed. Slight water damage to the boards. The hinges have been reinforced. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean, the odd age-toned page, just a few scattered spots and handling marks. Marginal foxing to the frontispiece. Ink monastic library stamps to endpapers and titles. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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