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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. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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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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        The Lady of the Lake

      John Ballantyne & Co. Hardcover. Antiquarian book - wear to pictorial boards - some bumping and light chipping remaining bright and well appointed - inscriptions to front blank pages - light age toning well bound, very presentable and readable throughout, Bound in Brown Leather with Gilt embossing. Front board and end page starting to come away from spine at the top, rear board has a gap appearing at top also, Third edition 1810. . Very Good. 1810. Third Edition.

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        Gli Ordini Di Architettura Di Giacomo Barozzi Da Vignola: Accresciuti Di Altre Interessanti Tavole Ed Ombreggiati Secondo Il Recente Metodo De Licei

      Milano: Fratelli Vallardi, 1810. Leather Bound. Very Good. Milano: Fratelli Vallardi. 30 leaves, xxxix leaves of plates : ill. ; 21 cm. 12mo. Italian. Leather bound. Fully bound in contemporary brown leather with gilt tooling around edges of front board. Gilt lettering and decorative flourishes on spine. Tight binding and solid boards. Original binding. Minimal shelf wear. Minor scuffing to spine ends. Slight rubbing to boards with minimal loss. Minor rubbing to spine. Teal marbled page ends. Minimal discoloration to outer edges of endpapers due to age. Slight cracking at hinges. Interior is clean and unmarked. Text block is good. Print is clear and legible. Profusely illustrated with detailed copper-plate engraved blueprints. Engraved depiction of a bust of Jacoues Barozzi De Vignole adjacent to title page. Further illustrations depict various architectural forms via profile views and cross sections. Giacomo (or Jacopo) Barozzi (or Barocchio) da Vignola (often simply called Vignola) (1 October 1507 – 7 July 1573) was one of the great Italian architects of 16th century Mannerism. His two great masterpieces are the Villa Farnese at Caprarola and the Jesuits Church of the Gesu in Rome. He is hailed as one of the three architects to have contributed to the spreading of Italian Renaissance architecture throughout Western Europe. His two published books helped formulate the canon of classical architectural style. The earliest, Canon of the five orders of architecture (first published in 1562, probably in Rome), presented Vignolas practical system for constructing columns in the five classical orders (Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite) utilizing proportions which Vignola derived from his own measurements of classical Roman monuments. This relatively modern reprint collects his most significant works and philosophies, and contains, after the volumes introduction, an engraved plate depicting the five columns and detailing their features. This rare and unique volume will make an fine addition to the library of any classical architecture enthusiast. Please feel free to view our pictures of this well-preserved book.

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        KASEN KASHO^

      1810. Very Good. [EHON] Fujiwara Masaomi, author; Kita Busei, artist. KASEN KASHO. n.p., preface dated Bunka 7 [1810]. 19.7 X 29.3 cm., string-bound Japanese- style, fukuro toji, original covers with original printed title label. See Ryerson 396 for a defective copy. Our copy is complete with 3 preliminary sheets and 20 sheets of color woodblock illustrations of the 36 poets. Interesting colors, well-printed. In very good condition with slight soiling but very pleasing effect overall. By no means common either in Japan or abroad. In a clasped chitsu case.

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        La Prima e la Seconda Cena. Novelle di Antonfrancesco Grazzini Detto Il Lasca. Alle quali si aggiunge una Novella...

      Milano Dalla Societ Tipografica De' Classici Italiani... Anno 1810. Octavo, xvi, 505 p., 1 leaf, port. front., errata leaf at end. Title continues: che ci resta della terza Cena. "Vita di Antonfrancesco Grazzini" di Antonmaria Biscioni, pp. [1]-55. "The Florentine apothecary Anton Francesco Grazzini wrote also in the fields both of fiction and drama. In the Academy of the Umidi, of which he was a founder, he bore the name Il Lasca. ...His novella collection, entitled Le cene, "The Suppers," was probably written, for the most part, after 1550. The frame story is of the familiar type: four young men and four ladies, with their host and hostess, meet for supper on each of three successive Carnival Thursdays. There is music... Ten stories were to be told... but only about twenty are extant. Most of them are stories of trickery, told with a fresh and comic vivacity. Florentine scenes abound-- streets, gates, the Arno and its bridges, shops, churches, the palace of the Medici, even the Sacristy of San Lorenzo, with its Medicean tombs" -- Wilkins, pp. 252-53. NUC 211: 438 (NG 0406751) lists 11 copies. Stock#OB284.

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

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

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        Le Cabinet du Jeune Naturaliste

      Paris,: Maradan,, 1810.. Six volumes, octavo, engraved frontispiece and title to each volume, 65 engraved plates; fine, uncut, in original bright pink wrappers with original paper spine labels. The first French edition of Thomas Smith's exquisite natural history for young people. An immaculate set, in completely original condition. Gumuchian reports that this original edition was such a success that successive editions appeared in the years that followed.This production stands apart from other juvenile natural history primers for the fineness of its engravings, which are of exceptional quality. Some four hundred and thirty species of fish, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds are described, sixty-five of which are illustrated.The description of 'le kanguro' is interesting because it records and describes a number of live specimens in Europe, including those at the royal gardens at Richmond, 'un couple de trËs beaux kanguros' at an exposition at Exeter-Change of 1806, as well as 'une trËs belle variÈtÈ' which had arrived in England on the frigate Lady Barlow. The description is accompanied by an engraving of a man boxing a kangaroo.Gumuchian, 5392.

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      Paris: Briand,. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1810- 1816. Hardcover. French Language; FINE Binding; 18mo; pages; Full tree calf leather, spines decorated in gilt with Gallic cross motif, red and black leather spine labels. Few vols with light staining to covers, minor edgewear, minor loss to crown of 2 vols, bdgs and contents very good. Includes Galathée pastorale imitée de Cervantes, Nouvelles I-II, Numa Pompilius I-II, Théâtre I-III, Mélanges de poésie, Estelle, Gonzalve de Cordoue I-III, Fables, Don Quichotte I-VI, Guillaume Tell, Eliezer et Nephtaly, Nouveaux mélanges de poésie, La jeunesse de Florian. Severable adhesion between subsequent leaves in Vol 3-4. Vol 24, pp19-24 slightly loose. VG+. Illustrated with 24 engraved frontispieces. .

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        Rules and Regulations for the Sword Exercise of the Cavalry

      Reprint of 1810 by T. Egerton, London: 1810. Fine in a recent 1/4 brown morocco leather and marbled paper covered boards with gilt borders and text stamping on the spine. Without a dust jacket. The title page of this volume provides no indication as to the author; however, the last page of text bears the initials "J.G.L.M." which are the initials of John Gaspard le Marchant. Marchant was a cavalry officer, promoted to Major-General in the British Army, who lived from 1766 to 1812 when he was killed in the Napoleonic Wars at the battle of Salamanca. He is best known for having developed the British Light Cavalry Sword (Pattern 1796 or P1796). Additionally, he sponsored a standardized military training program for British officers. In that vein he wrote several training manuals for the cavalry this being one of them. An octavo measuring 8 3/16" tall by 5" deep containing 98 pages of text and illustrated with 29 fold-out plates. Originally published in December, 1796 this is a reprint of 1810 printed for the "War-Office and sold by T. Egerton, Military Library, Whitehall." A remarkably clean and bright copy with virtually no foxing or tanning of the pages. Very uncommon as such.

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        The life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. from his lordship's manuscripts (abridged from the quarto edition.) / by James Stanier Clarke and John M'Arthur

      London : Printed by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, for T. Cadell and W. Davies, in the Strand, 1810. Abridged Edition. Physical description: xi, 702p. , frontis. (port. ) ; 24cm. Subjects: Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount, 1758-1805. Admirals - Great Britain - Biography. Great Britain - History, Naval - 18th century - 19th century. Very good copy in a contemporary binding of aniline calf-backed marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather label, with gilt tooling to spine. Slight suggestion of dust-dulling to the spine bands, with panel edges somewhat worn and dulled. Previous owner's label to front pastedown, with a related later newspaper clipping tipped in to ffep. Some scattered foxing, particularly to prelims. and end pages. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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      Leibzig: Chez Gerard Fleischer. Good+. 1810. Hardcover. Nouvelle Edition. Thirteen volumes bound in half leather over clean marbled boards. Special binding with royal insignia: Gilt embellished spine including a "Royal Crown" over the letter "A" at the top. Text blocks tight, clean and intact. Marbled endpapers and frontispieces. #1, Nouvelles, 326pp; #2, Numa Pompilius, 299pp ; #3, Theatre, 294pp; #4, Myrtil et Chloe Pastorale, 203pp; #5, Estelle, Roman Pastoral, 265pp; #6, Precis Historique Surles Maures D'Espagne, 288pp; #7, Gonzalve De Cordoue, 221pp; #8, Fables, 269pp; #9, Don Quichotte de la Manche, 287pp; #10, Don Quichotte de la Manche, 329pp; #11, Don Quichotte de la Manche, 312pp; #12, Imitations et Traductions, 416pp; #13, L'enfant D'Darlequin Perdu et Retrouve Comedie. Jean Pierre Claris de Florian was most noted for his fables and also his abridgement of Don Quixote. Some spine lables are fully or partly missing. Vols. 4 #5 have a scuff mark on the cover. Vol. 7 has a small hole in leather near spine heel. Lierature, Poetry; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 3821 pages .

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        Reise um die Welt in den Jahren 1803, 1804, 1805 und 1806

      St. Petersburg,: Gedruckt in der Schnoorschen Buchdruckerey, 1810-, 1812.. Three volumes, quarto, in excellent condition; discreet library stamps; in original marbled boards with glazed labels; spines rubbed; a couple of old labels; something removed from head of spine of vol. 1; in generally excellent original condition, the three volumes in quarter morocco bookform boxes. The very rare St Petersburg printing of the German-language edition of Krusenstern's own account of his voyage, the first Russian circumnavigation in which he was accompanied by a brilliant corps of officers, including men like Lisiansky, Langsdorff, and Kotzebue. The voyage was of great importance to Pacific history for the Russian attempt to open Japan to commerce, and for the observations made on the Russian-Chinese trade. The Nadeshda and the Neva were together at the Marquesas and Hawaii; there they separated and from this point on Krusenstern's narrative of his part of the voyage concerns the western Pacific.These three volumes, published over a three-year period, represent the complete text of the voyage in its first appearance in German. An accompanying Atlas that appeared two years later is only very rarely found with the text today. The three volumes appeared shortly after each of the three volumes of the Russian-language edition of the text was published over a period of four years (Puteshtestvie vokrug sieta, St Petersburg 1809-1812).An Atlas of plates prepared in St Petersburg to accompany the Russian-language edition was published a year after the final volume of the Russian text in 1813. In 1814 the German-language version of the Atlas appeared with some changes to the original plates including the addition of German captions.All components of both editions are very rare on the market; nor are they widely held in institutions.In Australia the full Russian edition (text and Atlas) is held only by the National Library and the State Library of New South Wales. However, according to Trove at least, no copy of the important St Petersburg printing of the German language account is held by either library; a single example of the text volumes is recorded at the State Library of Victoria.The work is very much better known from the subsequent simplified edition in German published shortly afterwards by Haude and Spener in Berlin.Krusenstern has chosen a wonderful epithet from the voyage historian De Brosses to put on the three title-pages of his narrative: "Les Marins Ècrivent mal, mais avec assez de candour" [Sailors write badly, but with great honesty"].Anker, 272; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 407; Lada-Mocarski, 62.

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        [View of Shore Near Nagasaki with Image of Japanese Bird Named Skopa] [Tab. XLVI]

      Engraving, on thick wove paper, by I. Kalpakov after a drawing from nature by D. Telezeus. 21 1/4 x 26 1/2 inches. 24 1/2 x 34 1/2 inches. A fine view of coastal Japan in the first decade of the 19th century, showing an American ship, with Nagasaki in the background, and a Japanese Fish Hawk on a branch. This image comes from the atlas of plates to Krusenstern's account of his voyage around the world (published St.Petersburg, 1810- 1814).The expedition set off from Kronstadt in August 1803 aboard two English vessels purchased for the voyage and, via Cape Horn and visiting the Sandwich Islands, Kamchatka and Japan, eventually returned to the same port, via the Cape of Good Hope, in August 1806. The expedition constituted the first ever Russian voyage round the world, and the published work included much of value, particularly about Japan. The voyage was one of the most important post-Cook Pacific voyages,specifically aimed at obtaining more knowledge of the north Pacific region, establishing diplomatic and commercial relations with Japan, and visiting the Russian trading posts in Alaska and on the west coast of America. It comprised the first Russian expedition to circumnaviagate the globe, under the command of Ivan F. von Krusenstern, between 1803 and 1806. The expedition touched on Brazil and rounded Cape Horn, visiting the Marquesas Islands, Hawaii, Kamchatka and Japan. In Hawaii the expedition separated, with ships under Langsdorff and Lisianski sailing to the Northwest Coast while Krusenstern himself undertook the delicate Japan expedition. He then returned via Macao and the Cape of Good Hope. Cf. Lada-Mocarski 62;. cf. Sabin 38327; cf. Arctic Bibliography 9377; cf. Forbes Hawaii 401; cf. Howes K272 ("c"); cf. Borba de Moraes, pp.374-75; cf. Hill (2004) 952 & 953 (English and French Text only); cf. Phillips, Atlases 5813.

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        Vid ostrova Papenberha i Kresyago ostrova [View of Papenbergs Island and Rat island] Ansicht des Papenbergs

      [St.Petersberg: 1810-1814]. Copper engraving, by E. Tschesky after D. Tileseus. (some browning and old dampstaining to blank margins). 11 1/8 x 18 1/8 inches. 18 3/4 x 24 1/2 inches. A fine view of coastal Japan in the first decade of the 19th century. This image comes from the atlas of plates to Krusenstern's account of his voyage around the world (published St.Petersburg, 1810-1814).The expedition set off from Kronstadt in August 1803 aboard two English vessels purchased for the voyage. Traveling via Cape Horn and visiting the Sandwich Islands, Kamchatka and Japan, they eventually returned to the same port, via the Cape of Good Hope, in August 1806. The expedition constituted the first ever Russian voyage round the world, and the published work included much of value, particularly about Japan. Krusenstern's most important practical achievement was the establishment of diplomatic and commercial relations between Russia and Japan. cf. Lada-Mocarski 62;. cf. Sabin 38327; cf. Arctic Bibliography 9377; cf. Howes K272 ("c"); cf. Borba de Moraes, pp.374-75; cf. Hill, pp.167-68 (English and French Text only); cf. Phillips, Atlases 5813.

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        Atlas National de France, en départements. Décreté ... par l'assemblée nationale. Éd. Pierre-Grégoire Chanlaire, Pierre Dumez

      Paris, Chanlaire & Dumez 1810 -1812. 56 x 42 cm. Übersichtskarte und 83 Departement-Karten in Kupferstich von François d'Houdan und Tardieu, alle doppelblattgroß und handkoloriert. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild - Lex. Gesch. Kartogr. I, 236 - Phillips, Atlases 4024 - Tooley 2 I, 254 - Während der Französischen Revolution wurde 1790 die Erstellung eines Katasters beschlossen und gleichzeitig eine neue Karte von Frankreich anzufertigen. "Unter Napoléon diente die Karte als vortreffliches Propagandawerkzeug, indem sie die Größe des Herrschers widerspiegelte" (Lex. Gesch. Kartogr.). Enthält, nach Regionen geordnet, Karten der einzelnen Departements: Ain, Aisne, Allier, Ardèche, Ardennes, Arriège, Aube, Aude, Aveyron, Bas Rhin, Basses Alpes, Basses Pyrénées, Bouches du Rhône, Calvados, Cantal, Charente, Charente inférieure, Cher, Corrèze, Corse, Côte d'Or, Côtes du Nord, Creuse, Deux Sèvres, Dordogne, Doubs, Drôme, Eure, Eure et Loire, Finisterre, Gard, Gers, Gironde, Haut Rhin, Haute Garonne, Haute Loire, Haute Marne, Haute Saône, Haute Vienne, Hautes Alpes, Hautes Pyrénées, Hérault, Ille et Vilaine, Indre, Indre et Loire, Isère, Jura, Landes, Loire et Cher, Loire inférieure, Loiret, Lot, Lot et Garonne, Lozère, Maine et Loire, Manche, Marne, Mayenne, Meurthe, Meuse, Morbihan, Moselle, Nièvre, Nord, Oise, Orne, Paris, Pas de Calais, Puy de Dôme, Pyrénées orientales, Rhône et Loire, Saône et Loire, Sarthe, Seine et Marne, Seine et Oise, Seine Inférieure, Somme, Tarn, Var, Vendée, Vienne, Vosges, Yonne. Die Zusammenstellung dieses Exemplars erfolgte durch die Schropp'sche Landkartenanstalt in Berlin um 1820. Titel und Inhaltsverzeichnis wurden nicht beigegeben. Die Übersichtskarte enthält im rechten weißen Rand ein handschriftliches Kartenverzeichnis und ein Inhaltsverzeichnis für jede der 9 Regionen, erstellt vom Händler; die Karten sind rückseitig handschriftlich nummeriert, 9 Karten mit dem Firmenstempel von Schropp versehen. Gut erhaltenes, fleckenfreies Exemplar. Rücken mit Signatur "G v A" (Adolf Heinrich Graf von Arnim-Boitzenburg). Rückenvergoldung fehlt stellenweise - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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      Paris: [de l'Imprimerie de J.H. Stône] chez F. Schoell, 1810.. Two volumes bound in one. [10],350,[1]pp., including engraved dedication leaf. Sixty-nine engraved plates on sixty-eight leaves (twenty-seven handcolored, printed in colors or printed in colors and finished by hand [one of these double-page], four printed in sepia). Half title. Folio. Expertly bound to style in half morocco, preserving original brown paper- covered boards, titled in gilt on spine. Plates and text very fresh and clean. Near fine. Untrimmed. This atlas is one of the most important publications resulting from the expedition to America 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 masses of material relating to all aspects of the New World, and their work in the field and in publication set a new standard for scientific exploration and reporting. Humboldt and Bonpland sought to investigate geography, natural history, archaeology, and native customs. Their field explorations were supplemented by extensive research in Europe. The series of publications began in 1805 and took decades, the present volume being the first major work 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 after Humboldt's original sketches. His involvement in the publication was close, especially in checking the coloring, which was done under his personal supervision to ensure 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 aquatint coloring. There are also color reproductions of the Codex Mendoza and plates drawn from other important codices. Humboldt's treatment of them is a landmark in the rediscovery of the pre-Columbian civilizations. "Every class of Mexican or Aztec, and Peruvian Antiquities, receives in this work the clearest philosophical analysis" - Field. "Many of the plates are beautifully colored; indeed, it is the most beautiful and generally interesting of Humboldt's works" - Sabin. The present copy includes the last twenty plates; these are frequently lacking. It does not include the sixteen- page introduction by Humboldt, dated 1813, which seems to be an indication that the present copy is an early issue. SABIN 33754. FIELD 739. HILL 839. LIPPERHEIDE 1630. PALAU 117026. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 1871.

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      Philadelphia: Published by C. & A. Conrad, & Co...., 1810.. [8],105,[11],[107]- 277,[3],65,[1],53,[1],87pp. plus six maps (five folding) and three folding charts. Frontispiece portrait. 19th-century three- quarter brown morocco and marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine. Slight shelf wear. Offsetting on titlepage as usual. Minor toning and foxing. Contemporary armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Overall very good. The report of the first United States government expedition to the Southwest, and one of the most important of all American travel narratives, including an account of Pike's travels to explore the headwaters of the Arkansas and Red rivers, his earlier journey to explore the sources of the Mississippi River, and his visit to the Spanish settlements in New Mexico. Pike's narrative stands with those of Lewis and Clark, and Long, as the most important of early books on western exploration and as a cornerstone of Western Americana. The maps were the first to exhibit a geographic knowledge of the Southwest based on firsthand exploration and are considered "milestones in the mapping of the American West" (Wheat). "The description of Texas is excellent" - Streeter TEXAS. The Pike expedition probed at the Spanish borderlands, which Jefferson believed were ripe for collapse. Ultimately his expedition was captured by a Spanish military force and expelled from New Spain. HOWES P373, "b." WAGNER-CAMP 9:1. STREETER SALE 3125. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 297, 298, 299. GRAFF 3290. FIELD 1217. STREETER TEXAS 1047C. HILL 1357. BRADFORD 4415. RITTENHOUSE 467. SABIN 62936. JONES 743. BRAISLIN 1474.

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        An Account of Expeditions to the Sources of the Mississippi, and through the western parts of Louisiana, to the sources of the Arkansaw, Kans, La Platte, and Pierre Jaun Rivers ... during the years 1805, 1806, and 1807. And a tour through the interior parts of New Spain ... in the year 1807

      Philadelphia: Printed by John Binns, published by C. & A. Conrad, & Co. of Philadelphia, Somervell & Conrad of Petersborough. Bonsal, Conrad, & Co. of Norfolk, and Fielding Lucas Jr. of Baltimore, 1810. 8vo. Stipple- engraved mounted India paper proof portrait frontispiece of Pike by Edwin, 6 engraved maps (5 folding), 3 folding letterpress tables. Expertly bound to style in period tree calf, the flat spine divided into six compartments by double gilt fillets, original red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment. One of the most important of all American travel narratives: the first edition of the report of the first United States government expedition to the Southwest, including an account of Pike's exploration of the headwaters of the Arkansas and Red rivers, the sources of the Mississippi River, and the Spanish settlements in New Mexico. Pike's narrative stands with those of Lewis and Clark, and Long, as the most important of early books on western exploration and as a cornerstone of Western Americana. "In 1805, Pike was given the difficult assignment of conducting a reconnaissance of the upper Mississippi region. He was ordered to explore the headwaters of that river, to purchase sites from the Indians for further military posts, and to bring a few influential chiefs back to St. Louis for talks. The trip was only moderately successful as a mission to the tribes, but Pike was able to convey important geographical information to President Jefferson and other Washington officials. On Pike's second expedition, 1806-1807, he was assigned to explore the head-waters of the Arkansas River, then proceed south and descend the Red River from its source ... Pike and his men were taken into custody by a Spanish patrol, and Pike was able to observe many areas in New Mexico, Chihuahua, and Texas ... His book created interest in the Southwest and stimulated the expansionist movement in Texas" (Hill). The maps were the first to exhibit a geographic knowledge of the Southwest based on first-hand exploration and are considered "milestones in the mapping of the American West" (Wheat). "The description of Texas is excellent" (Streeter, Texas). We have never encountered the work with the portrait in an India proof state. Bradford 4415; Braislin 1474; Field 1217; Graff 3290; Hill (2004) 1357; Howes P373; Jones 743; Rittenhouse 467; Sabin 62836; Streeter Sale 3125; Streeter Texas 1047C; Wagner-Camp 9:1; Wheat Transmississippi 297, 298, 299.

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        An Account Of Expeditions To The Sources Of The Mississippi And Through The Western Parts Of Louisiana To The Sources Of The Arkansaw, Kans, La Platte, And Pierre Jaun Rivers Performed By Order Of The Government Of The United States During The Years 1805, 1806, and 1807

      Philadelphia: A. Conrad, 1810. Book. VG. Hardcover. Signed. First Edition. 8vo. 6, 105, [11], [107] - 277, [5], 65, [1], 53, [1], 87pp, bound in modern dark-brown textured leather, with hand-set lettering at spine, "Pike's / Expeditions," in gilt, and 7 decorative horizontal lines, reminiscent of bands, also hand-set in gilt, new pastedowns and endpapers, title-page professionally repaired at all edges, repairs also noted at leaves 81/82, and 173/174, scattered light foxing, occasional waterstaining, one of six maps present (The Falls of St. Anthony), small sections present from two folding charts, lacking portrait, folding table, and other sections of folding charts. Includes stamped "James B. Pike" in old ink at introductory page, and two signed inscriptions from the Pike family, with the older inscription, "Wm. C. Pike / Eddyville / Iowa / A present / to him by his father Z. W. Pike," noted on verso of St. Anthony plate, and the most recent, "To Montgomery E. Pike, / from his uncle / Merritt C. Pike Christmas 1920," noted at the introductory page under the James B. Pike stamp. It appears this copy was passed down the family thusly: 1) James Brown Pike (5/1/1784 - 3/19/1855), the present author's younger brother, to James' son 2) Zebulon Wardell Pike (1825 - 1864), to Zebulon Wardell's son 3) William Clinton Pike (b. 1848), to William Clinton's cousin 4) Merritt C. Pike (b. 1859, whose father Montgomery Pike, 1818 - 1900, was a brother of Zebulon Wardell Pike by their father, James B. Pike), to Merritt C. Pike's nephew 5) Montgomery Everett Pike (3/2/1885, Selma, IA, to 11/14/1953, whose father, Elias Jenison Pike, b. 2/28/1846, was Merritt's brother). Genealogical research indicates neither Merritt C. Pike nor Montgomery Everett Pike had male heirs which could explain why Merritt would give the book to Montgomery, and why it apparently got away from the family after Montgomery's death in 1953. Fascinating association copy from the Pike family. Two additional inscriptions noted, one on verso of final page of introduction, "Samuel S. Deane / presented to his / friend Capt. Haz. / Coffin, on board ship / Perseverance, passage / from neworleans / November 4, 1815," and at first page of Part I, "Captain Hazadiah Coffin / of Ship / Perseverance of new (orleans) La." Inscriptions are in the same ink, and hand, thus presumably by Captain Coffin, who for a time transported British and Irish emigrants to America, and who is located in the 1840 Brooklyn, New York, directory, as "ship master, 78 Nassau." During the War of 1812, Coffin (and other merchant seaman and ships doing commerce on the ocean) went inland to the waterways. The Coffin inscriptions appear to be from that time. We have not been successful in determining the identity of Deane. One additional inscription is noted, at the title page, "James P. F. Clar(k)," whom we have not been able to identify. We have yet been unable to determine the relationship between the Pike family and the other inscriptionists. A unique, important piece of American history. Additional pictures available including title page, inscriptions, and signatures. Unique..

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        Catalogue des Livres rares et précieux de la Bibliothèque de feu M. Ant. Bern. Caillard

      2 p.l., 4, [v]-xxxiii, 423 pp. 8vo, cont. polished calf (upper joint and head & foot caps very carefully repaired), sides decorated in gilt, flat spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: De Bure père et fils, 1810. A reprint, with additions, of the privately printed catalogue (issued in 1805 and limited to 25 copies only) of the library of Antoine Bernard Caillard (1737-1807), French diplomat and man of letters. The present catalogue (2650 lots and limited to 1200 copies) was published for the auction which was held in 1810. This was an important library containing notable incunabula, classical texts, scientific and natural history works, and voyages in the finest possible condition and often printed on large paper. Also included are fine bindings and MSS. There are significant holdings of bibliography. A very fine and pretty copy; it has the four-page schedule of the sale, which is very rare. Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title: "Donné à Monsieur Boucher de la Marinière, par son ami S.C. Caillard." ❧ Brunet, I, 1643. N.B.G., VIII, pp. 108-09-"Il avait formé à grands frais une bibliothèque magnifique." Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions...1643-1830, 498. Peignot, p. 87-"On y trouve quelques notes bibliographiques plus ou moins exactes. Destiné pour une vente, c'est un fort bon catalogue." .

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        The Refusa.l By the author of the "Tale of the Times," "Infidel Father," &c

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orne, 1810. First edition of a novel dealing with Regency mores. Contemporary black morocco over drab boards, gilt spines. Three volumes, twelvemo. . Boards a bit stained. A very good, clean copy. West (1758-1852) was a self-taught writer who sought to advance her family through her writings. She wrote plays and poetry, and is especially known for her novels, The Advantages of Education (1793) and A Gossip's Story (1797), the latter of which has often been seen as a source book for Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. Though always regarding herself first as a wife and mother, she was an advocate of education for women and was always concerned that women were often unable to develop their talents. " Her Letters to a Young Lady (1806) has been called " an ideological counterpart to Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), stressing the "duties of women rather than the "rights," which Wollstonecraft stressed.

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        New South Wales. View of Sydney from the West Side of the Cove No.1 and View of Sydney from the West Side of the Cove No.2

      London,: John Booth, 1810.. Pair of aquatints in the original bird's eye maple frame. 340 x 980 mm. View of Sydney from the West Side of the Cove , two of John Eyre's superb views of Sydney Harbour.David Dickenson Mann was transported to Australia in 1799 for forgery, he was pardoned by 1802 and he stayed in Australia, on the fringes of government service until 1809 when he returned to England on the same ship as Colonel Johnston. In fact, David Dickenson Mann was one of the men who gave evidence at the famous court martial of 1811 of George Johnston.Mann took back to England four oil paintings by John Eyre which formed a panorama of the fledgling settlement. Mann exhibited these paintings in London in 1810, and organised xxx Clark to publish four aquatints based on them. This panorama of Sydney has the distinction of being the first to be shown in London, and the first to be published and Mann dedicated it to Admiral John Hunter.The convict artist John Eyre had arrived in New South Wales in 1801 and the first of his drawings which can be dated was done in 1804, soon after he received his conditional pardon. His best known work is this panorama; his Sydney is a neat and orderly town where the Aborigine roams with dignity. The focus is very much on the harbour, unsurprisingly as the maritime activity there was the dominating element in Sydney at the time. The four prints are View of Sydney from the East Side of the Cove numbers 1 and 2 and View of Sydney from the West Side of the Cove numbers 1 and 2.The two views offered here are the original uncoloured issue of 1810-1811 joined together as intended and in a very early nineteenth century frame.First Views of Australia, page 130/131.

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

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable & Co. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Covers rubbed and scuffed with some cracking at hinge. Front board detached on volume 6 supplement. Some plates foxed and occasional foxing elsewhere. Some endpapers loose. 1810. Fourth edition + 5th & 6th edition. Original brown leather covers with red and black gilt title panels. 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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        A general collection of the best and most interesting voyages and travels, in all parts of the world; many of which are now first translated into English

      Philadelphia: Kimber & Conrad (pr. by Brown & Merritt), 1810–12. 4to (28.2 cm, 11.1"). 6 vols. I: [4], 851, [1] pp.; 8 plts., 1 fold. map. II: [4], 833, [3] pp.; 11 plts., 1 fold. map. III: [4], 810 pp.; 9 plts. IV: [4], 831, [1] pp.; 21 plts. V: [4], pp.; 13 plts. VI: [4], 913, [1] pp.; 4 plts. First American edition of "a collection of great merit and importance," according to Sabin: an extensive gathering of travelogue and exploration highlights including Willoughby's voyages to northern Russia and Siberia, Regnard's journey to Lapland, Maupertius's voyage to the polar circle, shipwreck accounts, Phipps's journal, Lister's and Young's travels in France, Spallanzani's travels in the two Sicilies, an account of Spain's early commerce with America, Gonzales's voyage to England and Scotland, Hassel's tour of the Isle of Wight, etc. The whole was compiled by a celebrated cartographer and antiquarian, and first published in London in 1808–14. This first U.S. edition ran to only six volumes, compared to the 17 of the original, and was never completed; containing everything promised above and more, it closes with "End of Europe." These volumes are illustrated with a total of 68 plates, including two folding maps; present here are the "Death of Sir Hugh Willoughby," done by B. Tanner after R. Corbould, "Scene in Lapland" by Peter Maverick, "A Norwegian killing a Bear" by J. Boyd, Laplanders and a "magical drum" by W. Kneass, Samoieds (one bearing a baby on her back) by S. Seymour, "Lady of Iceland" by Kneass, "A Spanish Inn" by B. Tanner, and many others. The United Kingdom is represented with views of St. Michael's Mount, Stonehenge, and other picturesque locations ("Lake of Killarney" by W. Harrison), as well as minute descriptions of the beauties of Wentworth Castle among other architectural attractions. Incorporated throughout the various texts are accounts of mining, farming, commerce, quirky medical customs, fishing practices, superstitions and divinatory techniques, religious and cultural conflicts, etc. Library Company, Afro-Americana, 8233; NSTC P1878 (first ed.); Sabin 62957; Shaw & Shoemaker 21090. Contemporary treed sheep, spines with gilt-stamped leather title and volume labels; mild scuffing, chipping, and rubbing with some unobtrusive refurbishing; some volumes with leather (only) cracked across joints and one or two with joints themselves starting to crack though all are safe for comfortable use with care. Pastedowns each with 19th-century social club library bookplate (and no stamps), front fly-leaves with early inked shelving number. Pages age-toned with intermittent light staining, mild to moderate foxing, and offsetting from plates; some pages and plates in vol. I with outer portions waterstained; a number of plates darkened; folding map in vol. I with outer portion waterstained and outer margin slightly tattered. One leaf in vol. III with short tear from outer margin, touching text without loss; one leaf in vol. V torn halfway across, without obscuring sense. A handsome and solid copy of a significant work, its volumes => large enough to be impressive and not too large for the lap.

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        The Compleat Angler

      London: Printed for S. Bagster, in the Strand, 1810. Bagster's facsimile of the 1653 First edition. 12mo (5-3/4 x 4-1/4 inches). Title engraving, text vignettes, 2 engraved plates of music, the second printed upside down, and the final leaf of ads. Full modern tan polished calf, gilt covers and spine with raised bands, green and brown morocco lettering pieces, marbled endpapers. Minor rubbing at extremities, otherwise a lovely copy. Coigney 20; Horne 20; Oliver 18 . A lovely copy of this fine Bagster ("so-called", according to Coigney) facsimile of the 1653 Walton - the first attempt to reproduce the charm of the original edition

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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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        The Life and Dreadful Sufferings of Captain James Wilson, In various Parts of the Globe,

      Portsea: Printed for, and published by G.A. Stephens,, 1810. including a Faithful Narrative of Every Circumstance during the Voyage, to the South Sea Islands, In the Missionary Ship Duff, for the Propagation of the Gospel; with an Authentic and Interesting Account of the Sufferings and Calamities of the Missionaries; from the Year 1797, to the Present Period. Octavo (202 × 126 mm). Attractively bound in half calf to style, red morocco label, gilt roundels to triple ruled compartments, marbled sides. Attractive folding engraved frontispiece of "The Duff going out on her first Missionary Voyage" under a near full press of sail. Frontispiece torn, without loss, now professionally repaired and laid down, near contemporary ownership, and subsequent gift inscription to the title page, title page slightly browned and with off-setting from the frontispiece, light toning to the text,. 2 pages with spatter of ink-splashes, snuff-burn to a couple of leaves, but overall a very good copy. First edition. Uncommon, COPAC records only the SOAS copy, OCLC locates 12 other copies world-wide, five of them in Australia and New Zealand and five in the USA, two of these in Hawaii. "Although there are several account of James Wilson's life, sufferings and missionary voyage, this was the earliest biography of him to appear. Written anonymously, this lively telling follows Wilson's life from his birth in 1769 and early employment with the East India Company. The account relates the popular tale of his imprisonment by the French in India, his escape, and his subsequent recapture by soldiers of the maharajah of Mysore, then a bitter enemy of England. After his release, he quickly acquired considerable wealth and retired from trade in 1792, while still a young man. Wilson settled in Portsea, Hampshire, married, and in 1795 converted to an evangelical Christianity. He took notice of the London Missionary Society and offered his services to captain its ship, the Duff, on a voyage to deliver missionaries to South Pacific Islands. Four short chapters at the end of this volume deal with the progress of the various missions on Tahiti, Tongatabu, Port Jackson, and the Marquesas" (Hill). Sir Peter H. Buck (Te Rangi Hiroa) describes the expedition as the "last important British voyage to the Pacific during the eighteenth century," remarking on the "great changes in the native culture of the Polynesians" that the success of the mission wrought (Explorers of the Pacific, p47). Results that did not attend earlier Spanish efforts "because the Spanish authorities had failed to provide the missionaries with an armed guard to enable them to deliver their message of peace in safety." None of the four copies listed at auction in the last 40 years has had the frontispiece.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Novels of Daniel De Foe

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

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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      Edinburgh: James Ballantyne for John Ballantyne and Co.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1810. Hardcover. Small 8o (159 x 95 mm). Half titles. As binding conforms to the single set sold at auction it is apparently the original red morocco covers decoratively gilt. Rubbing to joint edges but sound. Old book dealer's penciled price, otherwise contents clean and sound. It appears that all copies are in collections as there has only been on copy at auction in the last 100 years. Contents clean and bright. 17cm. Authors include the likes of- FLETCHER; DRUMMOND; CRASHAE; DAVENANT; HARRINGTON; MILTON; COWLEY; WALLER; J DENHAM; DRYDEN; PARNELL; ADDISON; PRIOR; GAY; TICKELL; ERSKINE; GAY; SMOLLETT; and a good many more as well. Selected by Ballntayne under the direction of Walter Scott. .

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      London: White & Co.; Oxford: R. Smith, 1810. FIRST COMPLETE EDITION (see below). Hardcover. Rare, Fine Views of Oxford, with Noted Owners fromMedicine, Military, Social Welfare, Domestic Science. 416 x 314 mm (16 3/8 x 12 3/8"). FIRST COMPLETE EDITION (see below). Appealing 19th century (ca. 1860s?) dark green half morocco over lighter green textured cloth by T. Aitken (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), upper cover with gilt titling, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with elongated fleuron centerpiece and scrolling cornerpieces, gilt titling, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt (small, very expert repairs to upper outer corners and perhaps at top of joints). Mezzotint frontispiece portrait after Gilbert Stuart, engraved title, and 30 FINE PLATES OF INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR VIEWS OF OXFORD COLLEGES, 24 of them aquatints and six of them etched. Front pastedown with engraved armorial bookplates of Sir Mayson M. Beeton and Sir Richard Farrant; verso of front free endpaper with ink presentation inscription, "Sir Charles Locock, Bart. / with Captn. Malton's kindest regards. / Nov. 1860." Subscription proposal for the work printed by T. Bensley and dated "London, May 30, 1301" [i.e., "1801"] laid in at front. Abbey "Scenery" 277. A couple of small smudges to boards, portrait faintly foxed and browned, isolated small stains (not affecting images), but still A FINE COPY, the plates especially clean, fresh, and smooth, and the pleasing binding with virtually no wear. This is an attractively bound and especially well-preserved copy of a surprisingly rare book with striking views of the lovely colleges of Oxford, illustrations that combine architectural precision with a warmth and vitality added by the presence of gowned scholars, ladies of fashion, children, and dogs. Thomas Malton (1751/2-1804) began his career as an architectural draughtsman, theater scenery designer, and drawing teacher whose pupils included the young J. M. W. Turner, but he longed to be accepted as a painter by the Royal Academy. In support of his application, he produced his best-known work, "A Picturesque Tour through the Cities of London and Westminster" (1792-1801) with 100 acclaimed aquatint plates. He followed this triumph with the present work, a similar tour through Oxford. Sadly, he died before this last work could be completed, and the final six plates in our volume appear only in outline as a result. The Royal Academy excluded him on the grounds that he was merely a draughtsman, but his work here belies the claim. The buildings are charged with an energy that captures the spirit of the university town with its soaring spires, and the interiors have a convincing feel of dankness communicated by the granular quality of the aquatints. Our copy has a celebrated history: in 1860, it was presented to Sir Charles Locock (1799-1875), the eminent obstetrician who delivered all of Queen Victoria's children, the presentation being made by "Captain Malton," probably a descendant of the artist, and quite likely Captain William Dawes Malton, who authored at least seven books on infantry drill and related topics in the 1860s. Later owners include Sir Richard Farrant (1835-1906), knighted for his efforts to provide quality affordable housing for the poor; and Sir Mayson Moss Beeton (1865-1947), son of the celebrated Mrs. Beeton (1836-65), author of perhaps the most popular and influential household book ever published. "Views of Oxford" is a very rare book: ABPC lists just four copies of this edition at auction since 1975--none of them sold in the past 25 years--along with two of the 1802 and one of the 1805 printings, these latter editions containing just the first 24 of our 30 plates.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Histoire des Pins et des Sapins de l'Amérique septentrionale... [from] Histoire des arbres forestiers de l'Amérique septentrionale, consideres principalement sous les rapports de leur emploi dans les arts et de leur introduction dans le commerce, ainsi que d'apres les avantages qu'ils peuvert offrir aux gouvernemens en Europe et aux personnes qui veulent former de grandes plantations

      Paris: Chez l'auteur,place S. Michel, No. 8. D'imprimerie de L. Haussmann et D'Hautel, 1810. Leather Bound. First Edition, odd volume. Small quarto. 149pp, followed by a list of the plates within an engraved border. With fourteen hand-colored plates of different pine trees. One of three volumes from the original edition of Michaux's great work on American trees. Full straight-grained green morocco, decoratively stamped with a coat of arms in gilt, contemporary pale pink endpapers; engraved armorial bookplate; a Very Good copy.// Michaux and his father were among the most famous botanists of their time, making several trips to the United States over a period of dozens of years. The most well-known result of either of their work is the justifiably famous "North American Sylva', one of the great color-plate books of the nineteenth century Image or additional images available upon request

      [Bookseller: Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers ABAA]
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      New York: Inskeep & Bradford. Very Good+. 1810. Hardcover. Published by Inskeep & Bradford, 1810. Professionally rebound in three quarter red moroccan leather bound covers with red linen boards, 5 raised bands, gilt stamped decorative spine detail and gilt borders on covers. Has light wear to corners. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Engraved frontispieces heavily toned and protected by tissue. Heavy foxing to a few scattered pages, but the majority of the leaves are relatively free of foxing. Pages are otherwise clean and in very good condition. Gilt top edges. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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      N:o 1-50. [=rubrik]. Uppsala, Stenhammar och Palmblad, (1810). 4:o. (200) s. Häftad i samtida nött pappomslag med trasig rygg. Inlagan delvis lätt lager- och småfläckig. Svag fuktrand i nr 39, fläck nedtill i nr 42-43 och bläckfläckar i nr 44. Med A. A. Afzelius namnteckning.. Lundstedt 387. Allt som utkom. Detta var den första skrift J. A. Stenhammar och V. F. Palmblad gav ut på sitt nystartade förlag. Utgivarnas förhoppning var att tidningen skulle finansiera utgivningen av den mer exklusiva "Phosphoros". Innehållet i "Elegant-tidning" utgörs till stor del av recensionsmaterial, poem, modenotiser och utdrag ur utländsk litteratur - med Atterboms ord "underhållande lektyr för fruntimmer och den lägre klassen af läsare". Av bidragen märks bl.a. Atterboms dikt "Mitt första rendez-vous" som väckte anstöt i prydare kretsar. Bland övriga medarbetare kan Hedborn, Hammarsköld, Askelöf, Palmblad och Stenhammar nämnas. Vid slutet av året såldes tidningen till bokhandlaren Emanuel Bruzelius och återuppstod rekonstruerad som "Tidning i blandade ämnen". Ett tvåsidigt bihang till varje nummer, innehållande annonser och kungörelser för Uppsala, medföljde en del av upplagan men saknas i detta exemplar. Arvid August Afzelius (1785-1871) är väl idag mest känd för sin och E. G. Geijers utgåva av "Svenska folkvisor". Han tillhörde nätverket runt den nya skolan, var god vän med Atterbom och den danske språkforskaren Rasmus Rask samt publicerade sig i bl.a. "Phosphoros" och "Poetisk kalender"

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        The Works of Alexander Hamilton Comprising His Most Important Official Reports; an Improved Edition of the Federalist, on the New Constitution, Written in 1788 and Pacificus, on the Proclamation of Neutrality, Written in 1793. Tomo. Iø The Federalist, on the New Constitution; Written in 1788, by Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Jay and Mr. Madison, to which is added, Pacificus, on the Proclamation of Neutrality; written in 1793, by Mr. Hamilton. A new Edition, with the Names and Portraits of the several Writers. Tomo IIø.

      Williams & Whiting 1810 In 8, pp. 325, 368. Legat. edit. m. pelle, fregi e oro. Piccolissima mancanza alla parte sup. del dorso del Iø vol. e alone alle due carte bianche non numerate del IIø vol. Chuffie un po' allentate a entrambi i voll. Qualche carta con leggera brunitura. Ex libris.

      [Bookseller: Nuovi Quaderni di Capestrano]
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