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        The Rival Princes; Or a Faithful Narrative of Facts, relating to Mrs. M.A. Clarke's political acquaintance with Colonel Wardle, Major Dodd, &c. &c. &c. who were concerned in the charges against the Duke of York; together with a variety of authentic and important letters. 2 Volumes in 1 (Complete) [SIGNED]

      C. Chapple London: C. Chapple, 1810. First edition. Hardcover. vg. Octavo. XI, 216, 307, [4]pp of publisher's advertisement. Original full calf with gold-stamped lettering and decoration on spine. Raised bands. Gilt decoration along edges of binding. Exquisite fore-edge painting. Colored frontispiece of Mary Anne Clarke signed at lower margin by the author. Fascinating work being Mrs. Clarke's attempt at explaining the scandal involving her when she was the mistress of the Duke of York. The scandal became a Regency cause célèbre and much later Mrs. Clarke's life became the subject of a novel, "Mary Anne" (1954), by Daphne du Maurier, the great-granddaughter of Mrs. Clarke. Contemporary armorial bookplates of Sir Thomas Barrett-Lennard Baronet (famous British politician) at free front endpaper. 3" closed tear at lower part of front joint, 1.5" closed tear at upper part and 1 1/3" closed tear at lower part of back joint. Front hinge starting and weak. Title-label partly chipped at edges (not affecting lettering). Corners slightly rubbed. Cover starting. Edges of boards slightly darkened. Binding in overall good, interior in near fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        Nytt geografiskt bibliotek för ungdom, eller samling af intressanta resbeskrifningar, till den uppväxande ungdomens nytta och nöje.

      Öfversättning af J. P. Wåhlin. I-VIII. Örebro, N. M. Lindh, 1810-14. 12:o. (4),161 s. & 1 grav. plansch + (4),195 s. & 1 grav. plansch + (6),183 s. & 1 grav. plansch + (4),180 s. & 1 grav. plansch + (6),170 s. & 1 grav. plansch + (6,2 blanka),182,(2 blanka) s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch + (4),182 s. & 1 grav. plansch + (6),58,63-171 s. & 1 grav. plansch. Fyra nära samtida hfrbd med guldornerade och blindpressade ryggar samt blåstänkta snitt. Ryggarna ngt blekta och med några småfläckar. Inlagan med enstaka lager- och småfläckar. En liten tråkig fläck i första delen på s. 21-29. Några revor och pappersförluster i marginalen på planschen i andra delen. Smärre pappersförluster på s. 141 och 167 i sjunde delen. Planschen i den åttonde delen med en fuktrand. Med C. L. Finemans guldpräglade namn nederst på ryggarna.. Klingberg Kronologisk bibliografi över barn- och ungdomslitteratur utgiven i Sverige 1591-1839 1810:5 som inte hittat belägg på att Campe utgivit dessa resesammandrag på tyska. Joachim Heinrich Campe (1746-1818), tysk pedagog som utgav en mängd läroböcker för barn och ungdom. Detta är efterföljaren till "Geografiskt bibliotek för ungdom" som utkom i sexton delar 1804-16. Hans mest spridda verk var "Kleine Kinderbibliothek" och "Robinson der Jüngere" som översattes till de flesta europeiska språk och även till svenska med titeln "Robinson den yngre", vars första svenska upplaga utkom 1785. Föreliggande samling innehåller "Costigans resa i Portugal", "Swinburnes resa i Spanien", "Scrofani resa i Grekland", "Thevenots resa till Constantinopel och Townsons resa i Ungern", "Moores resa i Italien", "Resa i England, Skottland och Irland", "Resa i Tyskland och Holland" och "Coxes resa i Polen och Ryssland"

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        Cambria Triumphans

      London: Samuel Bagster and J & A Arch, 1810 Large Paper Copy. In recent dark brown half leather 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.Enderbie, historian and antiquary, has 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. (COPAC. WorldCat OCLC46329903) (Heavy 4.8 kg)(46*29cm)

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        Unterhaltungen aus der naturgeschichte: des pflanzenreichs.

      Augsburg, in der Martin Engelbrechtschen Kunsthandlung, 1810-1821. 10 volumes. 8vo (167 x 105mm). With 10 engraved titles and 608 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, uniformly gilt decorated spines with red gilt lettered label (one hinge with small tear). First edition. An attractive uniformly bound set of the complete botanical section of the 'Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte' which was published in 25 volumes. A fine example of the enlightened encyclopaedic science of the period, with an emphasis on education. Gottlied Tobias Wilhelm (1758-1822) was a Bavarian clergyman and naturalist in Augsburg. The work was issued with plain and coloured plates. The fine engraved plates are by Paul Martin Wilhelm, brother of the author, and others. Volume I-II deals with: Allgemeine Einleitung; III Mehlgebende Pflanzen, Küchengewächse und Obst; IV Küchen Gewächse und Obst; V Obst, Gewürze, Oele und Zucker; VI Gräser und Futterkräuter, Pflanzen deren Früchte und Säfte zu Getränken...; VII Wahre Holzpflanzen, strauchartige Holzarten, fremde oder ausländische Holzarten; VIII and IX Arzneypflanzen; X Zierpflanzen und ihre Behandlung. Nissen BBI, 2152; Stafleu and Cowan 17.638.

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        Phosphoros.

      Månadsskrift. Uppsala, Stenhammar och Palmblad, 1810-(14). 8:o. Grav. titelblad,384 s. + grav. titelblad,582 s. + grav. titelblad,390,(6) s. Tre fina lätt nötta samtida hfrbd med rikt guldornerade ryggar med lyror i ett av ryggfälten och bruna titeletiketter i glättad papp samt gula snitt. Ryggskinnet lite naggat överst på den tredje volymen. Det andra arket i tredje bandet är liksom s. 225-40 i samma del omkastade vid inbindningen. Bitvis ngt lagerfläckig inlaga. Gammalt bläckkludd på s. 101-02 i andra bandet. Det graverade titelbladet till det tredje bandet lite fläckigt. Med Samuel Fryxells, Carl M. Medforts, Carl M. Lings samt Karl Johanssons namnteckningar, den första daterad 1818 och den sistnämnda daterad i Vänersborg 1871. Med Samuel Fryxells anteckningar om "Phosphoros" innehåll på insidan av bakre pärmen till den tredje volymen. Trevligt ex.. Lundstedt Sveriges periodiska litteratur 391. De bekanta orangefärgade omslagen finns inte medbundna i detta exemplar. Identiska band har synts även på andra exemplar och de är bundna av antingen Dahlbom eller Gällstedt i Uppsala. "Phosphoros", med P. D. A. Atterbom och V. F. Palmblad som redaktörer, var en litteraturhistoriskt banbrytande tidskrift, ett programblad för den nya skolan och det forum där dess företrädare publicerade sina tyngst vägande verk. Den utgavs från juli 1810 till 1813 och utkom i 6 häften för 1810, 6 dubbelhäften för 1811, 2 häften för 1812 och 1 häfte för 1813. Enligt Ljunggren, som ingående behandlar tidskriften i "Svenska vitterhetens häfder", utkom häftena högst försenade. T.ex. utgavs sista häftet för 1811 inte förrän den 28 april 1812, av de två häftena för 1812 utkom det ena i juni 1812 och det andra under våren 1813. Efter flera förseningar utkom i slutet av augusti 1814 häftet för 1813, det avslutande häfte som Palmblad kallade "fosforens sista glans". Detta häfte innehåller också ett register för hela verket uppställt alfabetiskt efter bidragsgivarna, vilka delvis bara framträder under signatur. Förutom av redaktörerna finns bidrag av bl.a. A. A. Afzelius, C. F. Dahlgren, P. Elgström, C. C. Gjörwell, J. C. F. Hæffner, L. Hammarsköld, S. J. Hedborn, G. Ingelgren, C. Livijn, F. B. Schwerin, P. A. Sondén, C. G. Spens och C. Stenhammar. Exemplaret har tillhört prästen Samuel Fryxell (1794-1875) som bl.a. skrev romanen "Pehrmässefärden eller Daniels resehändelser" (1824). Fryxell hade varit kurskamrat med Stagnelius i Uppsala

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        VOLGARIZZAMENTO DI PALLADIO. Testo di lingua la prima volta stampato.

      Verona Dionisio Ramanzini 1810 4° Pagine XIV + 300 Legatura coeva in mezza pelle. Titolo e fregi al dorso. Piatti marmorizzati. Vignetta incisa al frontespizio. Rara e raffinata edizione su carta grande di questo testo classico di agricoltura della tarda latinità scritto all'incirca ai tempi di Teodosio, che si occupa di agricoltura, vigne, olio., e allevamento. dando una spiegazione cronologica, mese per mese. Questo volgarizzamento è invece di autore incerto sicuramente toscano e collocabile come data intorno al 1340. Ottimo testo già dai vocabolaristi spogliato sopra codici a penna. L'editore Paolo Zanotto non ha risparmiato fatica nè diligenza per darne la migliore lezione. Gamba, 699. B.IN.G. 1423, Westbury, p.168. Ottima a fresca copia.

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        Asia Drawn by Electa Curtis

      Very good overall. A large child's manuscript map of Asia, ca. 1810, from the west coast of Africa to the Tasman Sea, and from the Arctic Ocean to Tasmania. Australia is called "New Holland" and "New South Wales"; India "Hindoostan"; China is called both "China" & "Chinese Tartary" & "Thibet" appears separately; Korea "Corea"; Japan is "Iles of Japan, Isles of Zezo and Iles of Leeo Keeo"; "Phillippine Iles"; "Burmah" encompasses Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos; Russia is "Russia in Asia" & "Kamchatka"; "Arabia"; "Persia", "Turkey", "New Guinea", Indonesia is "Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Moluccas Is. & Celebes". The Straights of Malacca are noted. Off the Australian coast, both "Dampiers Rocks" and "Tryal Rocks" are marked. Tasmania appears as an island. The Arctic Ocean is named, with "Novaya Zembla" marked. Off of Kamchatka, islands marked include Beerings I. and Andrean Islands, now Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian chain.The artist, Electa Curtis, was from western New York state, and was born ca. 1793. 17 x 22", drawn in pen, with original outline color, and the border colored yellow. In an early frame, and a little browned from the early wooden backing, with a slight tidemark in the lower right corner.

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        The Book containing the Treatises of Hawking; Hunting; Coat-Armour; Fishing; and Blasing of Arms as printed at Wesminster by Wynkn de Worde the yeare of our Lord MCCCCLXXXXVI. [Edited by Joseph Haslewood]

      London: Reprinted by Harding and Wright, St. John's Square for White and Cochrane, Fleet-Street, and R. Triphook, St. James's-Street, 1810 [1811]. (BINDING, HERING, CHARLES) One of 150 copies, the first modern reprint of the earliest English sporting book. 4to (260 x 176 mm). Printed in red and black, black letter, woodcut plate and illustrations in the text, plate of facsimiles. [iv], 104, [202] pp. Contemporary deep burgundy straight grain morocco, tooled in gold to a panel design with gilt-stamped corner pieces, surrounded by a wide blind-stamped border made up of small tools, blind- stamped center-piece, spine with 5 raised bands, compartments tooled in gilt, purple moirE pastedowns and endpapers, a.e.g., by Charles Hering (his ticket to ffep), some very light browning to text, in a custom open- faced red cloth slipcase. Schwerdt I, p. 63 ("This work contains bibliographical notices and a list of known editions of the Book of St. Albans, which are fully described"); Ramsden, London Bookbinders, p. 81. Provenance: Lord Rosebery (his bookplate) . A lovely, intricately-tooled binding for Lord Rosebery done by the leading London binder of his day, the German-born Charles Hering. Dibdin said of Hering that "till the star of Charles Lewis rose above the bibliopegistic horizon, no one could presume to 'measure business' with him. There was a strength, squareness, and a good style of work about his volumes which rendered him deservedly a great favourite."

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        TORPEDO WAR, AND SUBMARINE EXPLOSIONS

      New York: Printed by William Elliot, 1810.. 57,[3]pp. plus five plates. Oblong quarto. Original printed wrappers, bound by a pebbled cloth backstrip. Wrappers torn and stained, foredge of front wrapper mended. Most leaves with some edge wear, final ten leaves with a small semi-circular tear in lower edge, not affecting text. Old vertical crease, light tanning, occasional offsetting. Overall, still a very good copy, in original condition. In a cloth chemise and slipcase, spine gilt. The rare first edition of Fulton's famous treatise on torpedo warfare, probably the most important early work devoted to this novel naval technology. Herein Fulton describes his system of submarine explosives which he had demonstrated to Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and other leaders from the House and Senate, at the home of his friend, Joel Barlow. The plates depict the brig, Dorothea, "as she was blown up on the 15th of Oct. 1805," a submerged torpedo mine, and other illustrations showing how the torpedo is carried aboard a vessel, how a harpoon is used in torpedo explosives, etc. One of the chapters is about "the Imaginary Inhumanity of Torpedo War." Fulton was a skilled artist, inventor, and civil engineer. A native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, he spent twenty years abroad in England developing his talents and inventions. His chief work was in the design of canal systems, so important to commercial activity in 19th-century America, and in the development of steamboats. An important work of American military technology. RINK 2195. HOWES F417, "b." SABIN 26199. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 20177. DAB VII, pp.68-71.

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        British ROYAL LETTERS PATENT issued for 'Improved Machinery for Blooming Iron' to John F. Winslow, an American Iron Manufacturer Who Helped Build the USS Monitor during the Civil War

      John F. Winslow (1810-1892) was an iron manufacturer in New Jersey before becoming a partner at Corning, Winslow, & Co (better known as the Albany Iron Works). Winslow, working with Rensselaer Iron Works, became the prime contractors for the iron plates used in the manufacture of the iron clad civil war ship the USS Monitor. Corning, Winslow and Co built the deck plates, the hull skirt, and the angle iron for the frame. In September 1861, Winslow and Griswold (head of Rensselaer Iron Works) convinced Abraham Lincoln of potential of the monitor, which was built and launched from Brooklyn in January 1862. (-Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Archives) The present group of 3 documents on vellum are all related to the application for and granting of a patent in Great Britain for improvements in the machinery used to manufacture iron. The patent protected John F. Winslow for 14 years during which time others could not use these innovations without permission. The documents include the Royal Letters Patent (with large wax seal in original tin container), an indenture indicating that Alfred V. Newton of the British patent office was acting on behalf of John F. Winslow, and a third document detailing the invention. The third document references drawings for the patent, which are not present. The 3 are housed in the original mahagony box (lacking one rail). The documents are in very good condition, with the usual folds and mild soiling. Previous to the development of the iron clads, ships were made almost entirely of wood. The work done by Winslow and others after this period was an important precursor to the development of the modern navy. ROYAL LETTERS PATENT for "Improved Machinery for Blooming Iron" issued to Alfred V. Newton on behalf of John F. Winslow and associated documents, various dates 1847-1849. Very Good.

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        Cromwelliana. A Chronological Detail Of Events In Which Oliver Cromwell Was Engaged; From The Year 1642 To His Death 1658: With A Continuation of other Transactions, To The Restoration

      Westminster: Machell Stace, 1810. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary three quarter brown morocco and marbled boards with matching endpapers. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 196 pages. Folio, 31 x 19 cm. Five engraved plates; extra-illustrated with insertion of forty engraved portraits, views and historical scenes. LOWNDES 560, attributes this work to Machell Stace. Rubbing to covers and extremities, raised bands; generally a sound and firm copy.

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        The History of Printing in America (2 Volumes)

      Worcester, Massachusetts: The Press of Isaiah Thomas, Jun, 1810. First Edition. Full-Leather. This two-volume set is important and unique for a number of reasons: 1) it is a first edition of an historically significant book 2) it is inscribed by Isaiah Thomas as follows, "Hon. David Ramsay, From his humble Servant, The Author." 3) presumably this was David Ramsay, M.D., field surgeon during the Revolutionary war; member of the Sourth Carolina legislature 1776-'83; delegate to the Continental Congress 1782-86; member and President of the South Carolina senate; and noted author and biographer. 4) in 1952 this set was placed in a handsome, custom-made, leather-bound box. It was designed to resemble two leather-bound volumes with five raised bands on their spines and blind-stamped, bright gilt lettering. Each volume had a presentation page inserted which reads, "Presented by his Associates to Rae M. Spencer upon his Fiftieth Anniversary with The Davis Press, Inc. Worcester, Massachusetts 1902-1952" (Rae Spencer was President of The Davis Press, Inc. He eventually retired in 1960 after 58 years.) Subtitle, "With a Biography of Printers, and an Account of Newspapers. To Which is Prefixed a Concise View of the Discovery and Progress of the Art in Other Parts of the World. In Two Volumes." Vol. I, 487 pp.; Vol. II, 576 pp. Both volumes are full calf. Spines have a pasted-on, red leather title block and a pasted-on green leather volume number block. These have blind-stamped, fairly bright (but worn) gilt lettering and rules. Covers and spines are aged, stained and worn. Front cover of Vol. I is detached, but present. Upper hinge of Vol. I's rear cover and upper hinge of Vol. II's front cover been glued. Interiors are aged. Ephemera: tipped-in and/or pasted-down articles pertinent to the history of these unique volumes. Good.

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        A New Family Herbal. Or, Popular Account of the Natures and Properties of the Various Plants used in Medicine, Diet, and the Arts.

      [title continues:] The Plants Drawn from Nature by Henderson, and Engraved on Wood by Thomas Bewick, EXCEPTIONAL COPY. First Edition, xvi, 901, (+3pp advertisements), with 283 fine wood engravings by Thomas Bewick, large thick contemporary tree calf, spine attractively gilt with rolls and a red leather label, a superb and virtually flawless copy in a lovely binding, London, Printed for Richard Phillips, 1810. FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS ON REQUEST. * With an engraved portrait of the author inserted loose. A fine book notable not only for its Bewick wood engravings but also for its author who wrote several books on related topics including the famous Temple of Flora. A celebrated herbal work with much on coffee, tea, Peruvian bark (cinchona for malaria treatment), poppies, and hundreds of others, each entry with description, illustration, history, preparations or uses, etc. Nissen 1954. Pritzel 9238. Plesch 743.

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        The Village Curate, and other poems; including some pieces now first published. [with:] The Favourite Village, with an additional poem … and a tragedy

      London:: Printed by C. Whittingham … Taylor and Hessey, … 18. …1810. hardcover. 11. Two volumes in one. 8vo. xxx, [2], 315; [4], 350 pp. Frontispiece portrait; offsetting of port. to title-page. Original diced Russia calf, gilt borders, all-edges-gilt by Taylor & Hessey; newly rebacked, raised bands, gilt spine tooling; binding edges worn, but repaired, including renewed corners (“Taylor & Hessey” name is mostly worn away). Provenance: Signed by Mary Neil [?], July 19th, 1870. Engraved bookplate of Augustine Healy, engraved by Agry [of Paris]. Very good. . EARLY PAINTING BY TAYLOR & HESSEY. Fourth edition. WITH A LOVELY CONTEMPORARY FORE-EDGE PAINTING showing St. Paul’s Cathedral and London Bridge from beyond the River Thames. Agry is recorded to have worked in Paris from at least 1870 through 1880. It is not known if he lived later in America. Augustine Healy is not the famous Bishop Healy from Portland, Maine. However, there was a man named Augustine Healy living in the New York or Connecticut area during the period ca.1926-1937. [See the New York Times Personal Names Index]. Col. Gribbel also had a copy of Hurdis’s The Village Curate, 1810, with the same fore-edge painting (sold Parke-Bernet Dec. 8/9, 1947 and listed in C J Weber’s A Thousand and One Fore-edge Paintings, 1949, p. 152). However this is not Col. Gribbel’s copy, as it is bound differently and has a different bookplate. See: Fincham, Artists and Engravers of Britain and American bookplates.

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        Del cenacolo di Leonardo da Vinci. Libri quattro

      Milano, Stamperia Reale 1810.. 2°. 263 (1) S. Mit gest. Titelportr. u. 6 rad. Taf. (tlw. in Rotdruck) nach Zeichn. Leonardos. Pbd. d. Zt. Kanten berieb. Feuchtigkeitsrand am Frontisp. Cicognara 3373; Thieme-B. IV, 406 - Auf Büttenpapier. Mit eh. Widmung d. Verf. a. d. Vortitel. - Die Taf. nach Zeichnungen Leonardos gest. von Francesco Rosaspina, Giuseppe Benaglia u. Giuseppe Longhi. - Der Verfasser, Giuseppe Bossi (1777-1815), ein neoklassizistischer Künstler und Kunstsammler, Fälscher, ließ im Auftrag des Vizekönigs von Italien, Eugène de Beauharnais das "Letzte Abendmahl" Leonardo da Vincis durch Rafaelli in Mosaik übertragen. Es befindet sich heute in der Wiener Minoritenkirche. Das Ergebnis seiner ausgedehnten Studien über Leonardos Fresko ist das vorliegende Prachtwerk "Del cenacolo...", das u. a. von Stendhal und Goethe gelesen wurde. - "L’edizione splendissima à ornata d'un bellissimo ritratto di Leonardo, e di varie tavole tratte da disegni originali del Vinci con una fedeltà, e un gusto insuperabile" (Cicognara).

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        MINSTRELSY OF THE SCOTTISH BORDER

      Edinburgh: Printed by J. Ballantyne and Co, 1810. Fourth Edition, Second (Large Paper) Impression. 241 x 146 mm (9 1/2 x 5 3/4"). Three volumes. Pleasing contemporary black straight-grain morocco, covers with gilt floral frame enclosing central panel with blindstamped thistle cornerpieces, raised bands, spines heavily gilt in compartments with much swirling foliage, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Volume I WITH AN ATTRACTIVE FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF THE MERCAT CROSS IN MELROSE, ROXBURGHSHIRE. Front pastedown of volumes II and III with engraved bookplate of W. J. Denison (see below); volume I with evidence of bookplate removal; copy of an engraving of Boston Church, Lancashire, laid in at rear of volume II. Todd & Bowden 8Ag. Joints and extremities somewhat rubbed, boards a bit marked and abraded, minor foxing here and there in the text, nine gatherings with faint overall browning due to poor quality of paper, but still an excellent set, the leaves clean, the once quite dazzling bindings still sound and pleasing, and the fore-edge painting well preserved. Apart from the fore-edge painting here, this is an important work in the Scott canon, offered in quite pretty decorative contemporary bindings that once belonged to a person of very great wealth and influence. Scott collected traditional ballads on his trips to the Borders region, and in 1796 began compiling this work, in an effort to preserve folklore of his native land that might otherwise be lost. Our fourth edition contains 27 historical ballads, 52 romantic ballads, and 20 imitations written by Scott and his friends. According to Day, "The whole bent of Scott's later imaginative writings, both in verse and prose, was governed by this ballad spirit. Probably this work was Scott's greatest contribution to poetry." The handsome fore-edge painting depicts in a realistic style the mercat cross marking the central marketplace in Melrose, a town in the Scottish Borders near Scott's home at Abbotsford. A 12th century law required that all goods for sale be presented at a town's mercat (market) cross, a tall column usually topped with a small statue. Such is the cross at the center of our painting, which is rendered in subdued grays and browns. Two streets lined with thatched houses and shops wend away from the central marketplace, and a large gray-green mountain looms in the background. A small Scottish terrier trots across the center of the scene; a couple of merchants chat beside the cross; a woman and small boy head up one of the streets, while an old man with a cane walks up the other. It is a tranquil scene, but enlivened by the townsfolk and the cheerful little Scottie. It is unusual for only one volume in a set to be so decorated; something must have interrupted the artist before he could complete the commission. Perhaps the print laid in volume II was intended to be an inspiration for its fore-edge decoration. Former owner W. J. Denison (1770-1849) was a banker and politician who was one of the richest men in Britain; he left an estate valued at £2.3 million. A staunch whig member of parliament for 38 years, he was a strong advocate for parliamentary reform and was one of the founders of the Reform Club. He acquired vast estates in Yorkshire and Surrey, but declined a peerage when it was offered in 1820.

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        LONDON AND MIDDLESEX; OR, AN HISTORICAL, COMMERCIAL, & DESCRIPTIVE SURVEY OF THE METROPOLIS OF GREAT-BRITAIN. Including sketches of its environs, and a topographical account of the most remarkable places in the above County.

      In-8 p., 4 voll. in 5 tomi, bella legat. in p. pelle screziata verde coeva (piccoli spacchi o lievi abras. alle cerniere), cornici a secco e oro ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con ricchiss. decoraz. e tit. oro ai riquadri, dentelle dorata ai risg., tagli dorati, pp. (2),680; V,803; (2),756; VII,752; VIII,758,(60). I voll. sono molto ben illustr. da 145 (su 147) pregevoli tavv. di vedute e monumenti, inc. in rame, f.t. I 5 tomi su "London and Middlesex" fanno parte di un'opera più vasta dal titolo "The Beauties of England and Wales" e sono cosi' suddivisi: primi 2 voll. di Brayley; terzo vol., in 2 parti, del Rev. Joseph Nightingale e quarto vol. di Norris Brewer. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Graesse,I,317: "Ouvrage magnifique" - Brunet,I,724. Qualche uniforme arross. più o meno lieve, altrim. esempl. ben conservato, con ex libris nobiliare .

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        Pictures of Grecian History,

      London - Darton, Harvey and Darton, 1810 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A beautifully illustrated miniature book on the history of ancient Greece. First edition. With 48 engraved plates, each showing a different scene from Grecian history, and a description of each picture. With alist of furtherworks by this publisherto rear board. Condition: In a paper covered binding. Externally, worn and rubbed with backstrip missing and both boards tender. Internally, binding tender with front free endpaper and front blank detached but present. Generally bright with the odd spot and mark. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        (REBUS-SPIEL)

      (Vienna, c. 1810). Single folio sheet, on which is printed twenty rebus cards, to be cut out. Each card has a very fine hand-colored stipple engraving. A few examples are: a man bowing before a statue of Cupid, a sunset, three children sledding, and Napoleon sitting on an upper-case “B.” The sheet measures about 9 1/2 by 15 inches, and each card 2 by 2 3/4 inches. Extremely fine.

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        The Refusal. By the author of "Tale of the Times", "Infidel Father", &c. FIRST EDITION. 3 vols.

      Longman, &c., &c. 1810 Half titles; one or two leaves with tiny holes from paper flaws. Contemp. full speckled calf, spines ruled & with devices in gilt, black leather labels; leading hinge sl. weak vol. I, small neat repairs.Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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        Lichenographia universalis. In qua Lichenes omnes detectos, adiectis observationibus et figuris horum vegetabilium naturam et organorum carpomorphorum structuram illustrantibus, ad genera, species, varietates differentiis et observationibus sollicite definitas.Cum tabulis aeneis xiv coloratis.

      Göttingen, Iust. Frid. Danckwerts., 1810. (12) + VIII + 696 p. + 14 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary worn half leather. 25 X 20,5 cm. Library stamps (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)

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        Del Cenacolo di Leonardo da Vinci. Libri quattro di Giuseppe Bossi pittore.

      Milano, dalla Stamperia Reale, 1810, prima edizione. In folio (30 x 45 cm ca.), pp. 4 n. n., 263 pi? indice al retro, antip. con ritratto di Leonardo (ripreso dal Lomazzo) + 6 tavv. f. t. incise all'acquaforte in sanguigna rossa e bistro, illustrate da disegni leonardeschi ed incise da G. Benaglia, C. Longhi e F. Rosaspina, leg. con dorso in pelle marrone, posteriore, e piatti originali in cartonato azzurro. Importante pubblicazione commissionata da Eugenio Napoleone, vicer? d'Italia, al noto pittore milanese. L'opera ? un rilevante lavoro su Leonardo, di particolare interesse per la vasta menzione degli autori che hanno trattato l'argomento a partire dal Pacioli. "L'opera del Cenacolo ? il libro meglio scritto che da noi si conosca in fatto di critica, il quale abbia per iscopo d'illustrare una grand'opera dell'arte". (Predari, p. 426). Dell'opera sono state pubblicate due tirature, di cui una in veste lussuosa, con una didascalia a p. 263, relativa alla tavola che riproduce l'autoritratto di Leonardo, pubblicato qui per la prima volta. Nel primo libro, l'Autore (1777 - 1815) commenta i giudizi di vari scrittori in riferimento al Cenacolo; nel secondo descrive il Cenacolo; nel terzo parla delle copie del famoso dipinto; nel quarto tratta della tecnica di pittura (Verga, p. 298). Esemplare restaurato per alcune mancanze e strappi alle pagine, peraltro fresco, a pieni margini e con barbe. Belle le tavole. Buone condizioni.

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        Two Portraits: Boy with Hoop and Young Girl in a Landscape

      London ca. 1810 London, ca. 1810]. 10 x 7-1/2 inches (images. Watercolor on card, first drawing signed lower right. Framed and glazed . "Buck, Adam, 1758-1833, portrait painter, elder son of Jonathan Buck, a silversmith of Castle Street, Cork, was born there in 1759. With a younger brother, Frederick, he studied art from an early age, and acquired some repute in youth in his native city as a painter of miniature portraits in water-colour. Coming to London in 1795, he settled at 174 Piccadilly, and soon gained popularity. He not only continued to paint miniature portraits in water-colour, but produced many portraits in oil and crayon of larger size. Between 1795 and 1833, the year of his death, he exhibited at the academy as many as 171 pictures. He also exhibited ten other works at the British Institution and at the Society of British Artists in Suffolk Street. But the pictures that he exhibited represent a small proportion of his labours. Numerous pictures by him were reproduced in coloured engravings, mostly in stipple, and had a wide circulation. Of extant coloured engravings after his pictures the originals of as many as forty or fifty are not known to have been exhibited. Among his sitters were the Earl of Cavan, the Duke of York, Sir Francis Burdett, Major Cartwright, John Cam Hobhouse, and John Burke, author of the Peerage,' and his family. His portraits were carefully finished, although they were stiff in treatment and design. Buck was at the same time busily employed as a teacher of portrait painting, and in 1811 he brought out a volume entitled Paintings on Greek Vases,' which contained a hundred designs, not only drawn, but also engraved by himself. This work, which was planned to continue a similar compilation by Sir William Hamilton, is now extremely scarce. In 1807 he moved from Piccadilly to Frith Street, Soho, and after several changes of residence died at 15 Upper Seymour Street West in 1833. Buck was married and left two sons, Alfred and Sidney; the latter followed his father's profession. A miniature portrait of Buck by himself dated 1804, is in the Sheepshanks gallery of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. " - DNB

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        Compendio di geografia universale ragionata, storica, e commerciale fatto sopra l´ultima edizione della grande geografia di William Guthrie colla geografia antica rifusa nella moderna. Seconda edizione italiana.

      Milano, G. G. Destefanis, 1810. (16) + 724 p. 7 coloured folded maps + 1 folded table. Half leather. Exlibris (De la bibliothèque de M. Etienne de L´Espine.). Broken inner and outer hinges

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        On the Motion of Rockets both in Nonresisting and Resisting Mediums. (3 Parts).

      London, W. Nicholson, 1810-1811. Without wrappers. In: "A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, and the Arts. By William Nicholson. Vol. XXVII, December, 1810 + Vol. XXVIII, Mrch 1811 + Vol. XXIX, 1811 (the whole issues offered). With titlepages to vol. 27, 28 a. 29. Small stamps to verso of titlepage. Pp. 241-320 a. 2 engraved plates, pp. 161-240 a. 2 engraved plates, pp. 241-320 a. 2 engraved plates. Moore's paper (in three parts): pp. 276-285 a. 1 engraved plate., pp. 161-169 a. 1 engraved plate, pp. 241-254 a. 1 engraved plate.. First appearance of the first scientific, mathematical work on ROCKET DYNAMICS applying Newton's third law of motion. The offered paper in 3 parts and it is perhaps here, that the first ROCKET EQUATION WAS PUBLISHED. The equation is named after Konstantin Tsiolkovsky who independently derived it and published it in his 1903 work The rocket equation, or ideal rocket equation, is a mathematical equation that relates the delta-v (the maximum change of speed of the rocket if no other external forces act) with the effective exhaust velocity and the initial and final mass of a rocket or other reaction engine."His theories on rockets first appeared in Nicholson's Journal for 1810 and 1811. In 1813 Moore published his collected findings as A Treatise on the Motion of Rockets. The world's first mathematical treatise on rocket dynamics, it had many shortcomings; and Moore admitted that lack of data had hindered his calculations. Nonetheless, he correctly recognized and demonstrated that Newton's third law of motion explained the principle of rocket motion. Moore was the first to consider rocket performance in terms other than range and altitude, and he arrived at calculations for thrust and specific impulse. He also suggested the use of the ballistic pendulum for a more accurate determination of performance."(DSB).Moore's origin and education are unknown. His writings and position as a mathematical instructor at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, England, suggest that he was influenced by Charles Hutton, professor of mathematics at the academy from 1773 to 1807. Moore was chosen as an assistant mathe-matical master in October 1806, Hutton being one of the three examiners on the selection board. By August 1807, Moore had advanced to the post of mathematical master. In July 1823 he left the academy because of a staff reduction.(DSB)

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        THE HISTORY AND ADVENTURES OF LITTLE HENRY, Exemplified in a series of figures.

      Comprising: a 20 page book; 7 aquatinted cut-out figures, 4 hats, and an interchangeable head, all coloured by hand. Original printed wrappers; original printed slipcase. First edition. Slipcase and wrappers different colours as sometimes is the case; Henry's head a lightly dust-soiled; else a very good, complete copy.

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Die Vögel. 2 Bde. Wien, Selbstverlag, 1810. Titel, XXXII, 367 S., 17 w. Bll. (2 davon unaufgeschnitten); Titel, 384 S., 3 Bll. (Register), 16 Bll. (davon 2 unaufgeschnitten). Mit 2 Titelvign. u. 90 kolor. Kupfertafeln. Hldr.-Bde. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rücken u. 2 RSch. (Deckel berieben).

      Nissen IVB 998.- Fliegende Vorsätze und erstes Textblatt mit Stempeln.- .

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        Vier und zwanzig Alte deutsche Lieder aus dem Wunderhorn mit bekannten meist älteren Weisen beym Klavier zu singen. (Hrsg. von Johann Nikolaus Böhl von Faber).

      51 S. Mit Noten. OBr. Erste Ausgabe. - Der Falke. - Wassersnoth. - Das grosse Kind. - Klage und Trost. - Das Rautensträuchlein. - Das Mädchen und die Hasel. - Vertraue. - Käuzlein. - Der Odenwald. - Todesblumen. - Versprechen. - Brautlied. - Liebesdienst. - Die kranke Tochter. - Der Rosenschnee. - Rosmarin. - Fuhrmannslied. - Spinnerlied. - Trinklied [1]. - Trinklied [2]. - Trinklied [3]. - Trinklied [4]. - Ammen-Uhr. - Kinderlied. - (Rücken gebrochen, unten mit einer neuen Heftklammer. Einband mit Ein- und Abrissen, etwas fleckig. Winziger Stempel auf Titelblatt. Stellenweise leicht fingerfleckig). - Sehr selten. [3 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        A History of the Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings, Attached to the University of Oxford, Including the Lives of the Founders

      With a series of illustrative engravings by Ja[me]s Sargent Storer and John Greig, xvi, 486, [14]pp, complete with additional engraved title with vignette, 31 engraved plates, half title, some foxing as usual, royal octavo, VERY FINE CONTEMPORARY FULL STRAIGHT-GRAINED MOROCCO CATHEDRAL BINDING, elaborately gilt decorated in gothic style, all edges gilt, inner doublures with gilt rolls, an outstanding binding in very good condition, Oxford: Collingwood and Co. for J. Cooke and J. Parker, and Messrs Longman..., London, 1810. PHOTOGRAPHS CAN BE SENT ON REQUEST

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