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        Antichi monumenti per servire all'opera intitolata l'Italia avanti il dominio dei Romani.

      Nella Stamperia Pagani 1810. 1 fold out map + Unpaginated collection of 70 copper engravings with a preface by Micali. Map detatched. ITALIAN TEXT. Engravings depict artefacts, dress, archeological sites associated with Roman history. Half vellum with marbled boards, red and green morocco labels, Bookplate on full title page covering a small repair which is probably the result of removing a library mark, boards rubbed, particularly at extremities, Vellum slightly browned and discoloured, Some plates are afflicted with minor foxing. Beautiful and striking book. 19

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster (also as Fosters' Booksho]
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        Voyage to India By Way of China

      Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme and William Daniell 1810. In brown half leather with marbled boards, gilt lines, corners and edges a little bumped and worn. Spine has been sympathetically replaced, raised bands, blind tooling, title in gilt to leather label. Internally, contemporary marbled endpages, remains of the bookplate of Thomas Charlton Clutton of Chorlton Hall, Co Chester to fep (George Ormerod wrote his History of Cheshire here), titlepage and then 44 coloured aquatint plates and 44 leaves of text of 50, very small tear to margin of 1 text leaf, 36*26cm. Clean and very tight, a lovely copy. Can only find copies at Oxford, NLS and BL! (3kg)

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        Prise d'Ulmm, par l'Armée Francaise, sous les Ordres de Napoléon le Grand le 26 Vendemiaire, An 14:18 Octobre 1805. 23,000 Prisonniers. Le Général en Chef, 17 Généraux, Fuite du Prince Ferdinand. Zeigt die Einnahme von Ulm durch die französische Armee, Napoleon und Vordergrund, im Hintergrund Ulm mit dem noch unvollendeten Münsterturm.

      Ca. 35,5 x 53,5 cm (Darstellung ohne Schrift), ca. 43,5 x 56 cm (Blattgröße). Oben rechts gestochene Nummer 36. Gerahmt in einem breiten, zeitgenössischen Palisanderholzrahmen mit altem Glas (Rahmenaußenmaß ca. 60 x 72,5 cm). Blatt professionell gereinigt, kleine hinterlegte Einrisse.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rainer Schlicht]
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        Vocabolario italiano-illirico-latino... diviso in due tomi mei quali si contengono le frasi piu' usitate, piu' difficili, e piu' eleganti, e modi di dire, i proverbj ec. di tutte tre le lingue. ragusa, presso a. martecchini, 1810.

      Due volumi di cm. 25, pp. 838; 862. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con punte, dorsi lisci con titoli e filetti in oro. Qualche segno d'uso, ma complessivamente esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Interessante e non comune.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Der Vögel erster Theil.

      Wien, 1810. XXXII + 367 pp + XLII plates, handpainted. Bound halfleather.. With wear. on edges. Text in german. First pages little brown spotted. The plates are nice, but the last one loose.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Broadside advertising Dr. Miller's santitarium

      1810.Probably Unique Nineteenth-Century American Medical Broadside Advertisement, Illustrated by One of America's First LithographersMiller. Doctr. Miller has erected a commodious house in Franklin . . . Engraved advertising circular, illustrated with an engraving of Miller's sanatorium by Thomas Wightman (fl. 1811) after I. R. [i.e., John Ritto] Penniman (1782-1841). N.p., n.d. [before 1884]. 173 x 210 mm. Laminated on paper, some marginal spotting, moderate toning.Probably Unique American Medical Broadside advertising Dr. Miller's sanatorium, located in Franklin, Mass., about 20 miles southwest of Boston. According to the advertisement, Dr. Miller's establishment treated "persons labouring under the Cancer, Stone in the Bladder, Cataract and other diseases of the Eye, Hydrocele, White Swellings, swelled Legs, Fistula, Polypus, Hare Lips, Wens, Eruptions of the Skin and Ulcerations in general." The advertisement further states that "much pains have been taken to make this a place of resort, where Invalids will receive every attention, which may render their situation comfortable & pleasant. Ladies will find suitable accommodations." The illustration of Miller's sanatorium that heads the circular was drawn by John Ritto Penniman, "described as 'perhaps the most skilled, inventive and versatile ornamental artist and draftsman of his time in America' (Antiques magazine, July 1981)". Penniman was also one of American's first lithographers, credited for making the first drawing on stone ever done in the United States (Zellman, 300 Years of American Art, p. 94). An inscription on the back of the circular, partially obscured by the lamination, is dated Feb. 2, 1884. Benezit for the artists.

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

      Printed for Longman Hurst Rees & Orne 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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        Läsning i hvarjehanda.

      I-II. Skara, F. J. Leverentz, 1810. 8:o. 95,(2) + 96 s. Två häftade och oskurna volymer med samtida ngt nötta klistermarmorerade omslag. Bakre omslag till del I med fläck och ryggen med reva nedtill. Främre omslag till del II med liten reva upptill. Liten fläck i del I på s. 24 och i yttermarginalen på s. 25 samt två små bläckfläckar på s. 64. Med L. F. Rääfs exlibris.. Lundstedt Sveriges periodiska litteratur 384. Allt som utkom. Andra häftets titel avslutas med texten "utgifven af sällskapet Pro joco". Även detta häfte är dock utgivet av Lorenzo Hammarsköld. Han var vid denna tid livligt engagerad som publicist, inte minst sporrad av den nya tryckfrihetsförordningen och de nya strömningar inom litteraturen som började göra sig gällande i Sverige vid denna tid. Första häftet innehåller bl.a. Hammarskölds viktiga sonettcykel "Svenska skalder". Bland översättningarna återfinns "Några ord öfver resultaterne af fransosernes expedition till Egypten" (där bl.a. Åkerblads hieroglyfforskning refereras) och texter av t.ex. Goethe, Lukianos och Petrarca. I andra häftet publiceras bl.a. en omarbetad version av Lings "Kärleken" och en översättning av "Francesca och Paolo" ur Dantes "Inferno". Författaren och publicisten Lorenzo Hammarsköld var sedan tidiga tonåren bekant med familjen Rääf och hyste under en tid en olycklig kärlek till L. F. Rääfs yngre syster Eleonora. Hammarsköld var under studietiden i Uppsala tongivande i de nyromantiska kamratgrupperingarna vid Östgöta nation i vilka också L. F. Rääf ingick

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

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

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        THE PRETTY ABC. Being a Complete Alphabet To Entice Children to Learn their Letters.

      16 pages, including self-wrappers. Illustrated with 29 woodcuts. Expert repair to spine; else in excellent condition. Rare. WorldCat lists no editions with this precise imprint, though they do list a copy with the imprint of Howard and Evans, and another of J. Evans.

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        THE TRIAL AND EXECUTION OF THE SPARROW FOR KILLING COCK ROBIN. Price 1s. Plain, or 1s. 6d. Coloured.

      16 leaves each printed on one side only, and each bearing an engraving with text beneath. Original printed wrappers.The rear wrapper listing nine other titles issued by this publisher. Repaired at spine, and signs of a previous repair; some wear to fore-edges, and the occasional short tear; covers rubbed; else a very good copy of a scarce book. First published circa 1806, as a sequel to the Death and Burial of Cock Robin. Darton H259., makes no mention of an issue without some form of Darton imprint to the wrappers.

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        Theorie der Verschiebungen älterer Gänge mit Anwendung auf den Bergbau. Ein Beitrag zur allgemeinen Gangtheorie...

      8vo, pp. xvi, 118, (2) blank, 3 folding and stilted engraved plates. Contemporary half sheep and marbled sides, green morocco label on spine, green edges. Ends of spine and corners worn, joints rubbed, but internally a fresh and clean copy.

      [Bookseller: Nigel Phillips]
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        The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D

      London, Eng.: Luke Hansard & Sons , 1810. Very Good. A New Edition, in Twelve Volumes. With an Essay on his Life and Genius, by Arthur Murphy. Printed by Luke Hansard & Sons [vols. 9-12 printed by J. Nichols and Son] for J. Nichols and Son; F. & C. Rivington [etc]. 12 volumes: vol. 1 has engraved frontispiece portrait by James Fittler after Sir Joshua Reynolds; 23 cm. Contemporary full polished calf with six spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled title in second compartment reading "Johnson's Works" and gilt-tooled volume number in fifth compartment, with gilt-tooled and blind-tooled decoration in the remaining compartments. Decorative border on each board consisting of double blind rules and a decorative blind roll, with a gilt dot at each corner at the intersection of the double blind rules; gilt-tooled decoration on the edges at the corners. Gilt-tooled Greek key pattern on all turn-ins. All page edges are marbled; marbled endpapers. Former owner's inscription at head of each title page: Wm. Blakenay, Edgbaston. A scarce and nicely printed edition of the works of Samuel Johnson, complete in 12 volumes. In Very Good Condition: spines are slightly darkened, with light cracking; loss of small amount of leather at head of many of the spines; some joints just starting to crack; edges of boards rubbed and the corners rubbed through; a few small scrapes of boards; vol. 1 frontispiece offset onto the title page, as usual; vol. 4 has a stain on the front board; part of leather on first raised band on vol. 6 lacking; occasional foxing; otherwise pages are clean and bright. A solid, very nicely bound set. This set weighs 20 lbs--please contact us regarding additional cost for international shipping or expedited domestic shipping.

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        Entomologia...

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

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        [Grape] The Frankindale [Pl. LXII]

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, [no date but watermarked 1810]. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In good condition with some expertly repaired marginal tears. Image size: 16 x 13 inches. Sheet size: 22 ½ x 17 ¾ inches.. A fine image from Brookshaw's masterpiece: 'Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits'. George Brookshaw's 'Pomona Britannica' is the finest work on fruit and flowers ever produced. Its breathtaking images display a level of technical virtuosity and beauty that distinguish this magnificent work as a true work of art.As a retired cabinetmaker, Brookshaw produced his seminal botanical study late in his career, at first publishing it in parts and then as a complete edition in 1812. The fact that this outstanding work took ten years to complete is evident in the quality of its images and the care with which Brookshaw executed each individual picture. 'Pomona Britannica' was produced as a visual record of the best available varieties of fruit in an attempt to encourage gardeners to experiment with growing fruit, and illustrates examples found in the Royal gardens at Hampton Court, Kensington Gardens, and the private gardens of the Prince of Wales in Blackheath.'Pomona Britannica' differs from other botanical works in its dark aquatinted backgrounds and its stylized compositions. By using aquatint to create a contrasting background, Brookshaw manages to produce a truly dramatic effect. His use of stylized composition distinguishes his pictures from the dry scientific illustrations found in other botanical studies and creates an exceptionally beautiful visual experience. 'Pomona Britannica' is not only a didactic study, it is a masterpiece of illustration in which every picture is a testament to the artist's talent and ingenuity. Cf. Dunthorne 50; cf.Great Flower Books (1990) p.81; cf. Nissen BBI 244; cf. Sandra RaphaelOak Spring Pomona 40a.

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

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

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        d.

      konung Gustaf IV Adolfs sednaste regerings-år. Med bilagor. 1-3. Stockholm, Elmén & Granberg, 1810-11. 8:o. 100,+ 169,+ (6); 98,+ (2),+ 194,+ (6); 80,+188,+ (4) s. Fläckig och lagerfläckig, litet hål s. 31-32 i tredje delen och små revor i övre marginal, bläckplumpar mot slutet. Tryfferad med: (ALMFELT, L. A. F.) Revolutionen. [=Rubrik.] Grav. allegoriskt ettbladstryck med inklistrad tryckt text. Utan ort, (1809). Folio (306x504 mm). Enstaka små fläckar, vikt. Snoilsky 257. Gustav IV Adolf med en uggla på sin hatt och en avbruten värja i hand drar i fält släpandes en vagn med de fyra svenska rikstånden. Adelståndet försöker med en värja hugga av linan med vilken kungen drar vagnen. Bredvid ligger den tunna svenska riksbanken, vaktad av två beväpnade katter mot annalkande råttor. Motståndet är Ryssland och Frankrike, som står framför kungen, i form av en stor drake som spyr ut soldater och proklamationer, och en stor rykande kanon. Etsning av Lorens Axel Fredrik Almfelt (1781-1844), som även gjorde karikatyrer av S. af Ugglas vid samma tid. Almfelt var konduktör vid överintendentsämbetet och kapten i telegrafkåren samt elev vid konstakademien från 1792. Samt: Gustaf IV Adolph på Gripsholm. [=Rubrik.] Grav. akvatint föreställande Gustav IV Adolf. Utan ort och år. 4:o (58x66 mm). Skuren inom ram. Samt: Gustavus IV Adolphus rex Sveciae. [=Rubrik.] Grav. porträtt av Gustav IV Adolf som ung. Utan ort och år. 8:o (12x9 mm). Bruntonad. Något nötta samtida hfrbd, guldornerade ryggar och stänkmarmorerade pärmpapper Ur Två volymer. Ur J. Wattrangs bibliotek, med hans röda tryckta bibliotektslappar på frampärmarna, och ur xxxxx s med hans exlibris. Setterwall 3671. Första upplagan. Första delens första avdelning utkom i nytryck samma år, dock något nedminskad. En mycket tendensiös urkundspublikation. Uppdraget att skriva verket antas ha kommit från Gustav IV Adolfs tidigare och nu avsatta rådgivare, Ehrenheim och Wetterstedt, i syfte att svärta ned kungen och låta denne bli ensam syndabock för rikets olyckor. Det har även bidragit till att befästa bilden av Gustav IV Adolf som en odugling. Per Adolf Granberg (1770-1841) var mer publicist och författare än historiker. Han hade en period eget tryckeri, som han drev tillsammans med Carl Elmén. I karriären nådde han till sekreterare i kommittén för rikets styrelseverk. Sina historieverk skrev han delvis på officiellt uppdrag, vilket dock visade sig vara en föga lukrativ verksamhet, då de utlovade ersättningarna endast delvis utbetalades. För detta verk erhöll han "en diskretion" som dock endast täckte tryckkostnaden för ena delen

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        An Original and Authentic Journal of Occurrences during the Late American War, from its commencement to the year 1783

      Dublin, 1810 In recent attractive full red calf by S Lutie, gilt borders with gilt floral chains to edges, edges rounded, and brushed. Spine, raised bands, gilt tooling and titles. Internally, modern light marbled endpapers, 1st ed, [2], (xxiv), [1], (iv only), [1], 6-158, [2], 159-294, 293-438 pp, includes the 16 page list of subscribers, title page a little browned, some light staining in places. An excellent copy. (Sabin B38724)Lamb, soldier and writer, who on 3 April 1776 embarked at Cork with his regiment (Ninth regiment of foot) and five days later sailed for Quebec. For the next seven years he was involved in the American War of Independence, and proved to be a keen observer and careful writer. He took part in Burgoynee's Invasion from Canada, was taken prisoner at Saratoga, escaped to New York, joined the Royal Welch Fusiliers, and was taken prisoner again at York and ended up acting as Surgeon to his fellow prisoners. He eventually escaped, made his was to New York and in 1783 returned to England with his regiment. He then returned to Ireland in 1884, and taught at the Free School in Dublin. See ODNB.

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        Hafod House [Pl. 1]

      London: Published by White and Co., 1810. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving. Good condition apart from some overall light soiling, a few mild surface abrasions in the margins, and several small tears and minor losses at the edges of the sheet. Light water stain in the lower left corner. 15 5/8 x 21 5/8 inches. 17 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches. A picturesque view of Hafod House from "Tour to Hafod", a fine collection of plates depicting the mansion and its surrounding landscape engraved by Stadler after drawings by Smith. Comprised of 15 views, Tour to Hafod also included comprehensive descriptive text by the scientist and collector James Edward Smith. The work was most likely intended as a tribute to the social benefactor and literary man Thomas Johnes (1748-1816), who devoted much of his life to his home region of Cardiganshire, where he served as a lord-lieutenant, a colonel in the militia, and an MP for the borough of Cardigan. Located in Cardiganshire, Western Wales, Hafodychtryd or Hafod for short, was Johnes's country estate. Hafod House, his principal residence, was erected in 1785 in the "gothic" style of Thomas Baldwin of Bath. Smith describes it as being "situated on a rising ground, in a rich and beautiful valley, watered by the river Ystwith, and encompassed with bold hills, richly wooded, or a great variety of forms. These woods abound with magnificent water-falls, formed chiefly by three mountain streams that empty themselves into the Ystwith in different parts of the valley, and are never dry." Upon settling there, Johnes set about ameliorating the conditions of the local poor by providing them with comfortable housing and employing them in a planting project that would beautify the neighboring areas. In addition to his concern for social welfare, he was extremely interested in improving parts of Cardiganshire and actively involved himself in the building of roads and bridges. Born in Irthington in 1749, John "Warwick" Smith was an accomplished topographical draughtsman and watercolourist, who enjoyed the generous patronage of the Earl of Warwick. In addition to his fine engravings of Italy, he contributed numerous illustrations to topographical publications such as Select Views in Great Britain (1812), Views of the Lakes of Cumberland (1791-5), Tour through Wales (1794), and A Tour to Hafod (1810). In 1805, Smith became a member of the Watercolour Society, where he frequently exhibited his works. Cf. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland 533; cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        Upper part of the Pyran Cascade [Pl. 6]

      London: Published by White and Co., 1810. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and a few minor water stains in the left margin and top right corner of the sheet, the latter of which slightly extends into the top right corner of the image. 16 x 21 3/4 inches. 16 7/8 x 23 inches. A picturesque view of the Pyran falls near Hafod House from "Tour to Hafod," a fine collection of plates depicting the mansion and its surrounding landscape engraved by Stadler after drawings by Smith. In his text, J. E. Smith describes Pyran as "one of the most favourite water-falls" and explains how it "terminates an umbrageous glen in the most advantageous manner, opening upon the spectator by degrees, till the whole is seen in perfection" (p. 13). Comprised of 15 views, Tour to Hafod also included comprehensive descriptive text by the scientist and collector James Edward Smith. The work was most likely intended as a tribute to the social benefactor and literary man Thomas Johnes (1748-1816), who devoted much of his life to his home region of Cardiganshire, where he served as a lord-lieutenant, a colonel in the militia, and an MP for the borough of Cardigan. Located in Cardiganshire, Western Wales, Hafodychtryd or Hafod for short, was Johnes's country estate. Hafod House, his principal residence, was erected in 1785 in the "gothic" style of Thomas Baldwin of Bath. Upon settling there, Johnes set about ameliorating the conditions of the local poor by providing them with comfortable housing and employing them in a planting project that would beautify the neighboring areas. In addition to his concern for social welfare, he was extremely interested in improving parts of Cardiganshire and actively involved himself in the building of roads and bridges. Born in Irthington in 1749, John "Warwick" Smith was an accomplished topographical draughtsman and watercolourist, who enjoyed the generous patronage of the Earl of Warwick. In addition to his fine engravings of Italy, he contributed numerous illustrations to topographical publications such as Select Views in Great Britain (1812), Views of the Lakes of Cumberland (1791-5), Tour through Wales (1794), and A Tour to Hafod (1810). In 1805, Smith became a member of the Watercolour Society, where he frequently exhibited his works. Cf. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland, 533; cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        Meadow below the Flower Garden [Pl. 4]

      London: Published by White and Co., 1810. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving. Very good condition apart from some overall light foxing, mild rippling, and a small water stain in the bottom margin. 15 1/2 x 21 3/4 inches. 17 1/4 x 23 1/4 inches. A picturesque, tranquil view of the meadow adjacent to Hafod House from "Tour to Hafod," a fine collection of plates depicting the mansion and its surrounding landscape engraved by Stadler after drawings by Smith. Comprised of 15 views, Tour to Hafod also included comprehensive descriptive text by the scientist and collector James Edward Smith. The work was most likely intended as a tribute to the social benefactor and literary man Thomas Johnes (1748-1816), who devoted much of his life to his home region of Cardiganshire, where he served as a lord-lieutenant, a colonel in the militia, and an MP for the borough of Cardigan. Located in Cardiganshire, Western Wales, Hafodychtryd or Hafod for short, was Johnes's country estate. Hafod House, his principal residence, was erected in 1785 in the "gothic" style of Thomas Baldwin of Bath. Upon settling there, Johnes set about ameliorating the conditions of the local poor by providing them with comfortable housing and employing them in a planting project that would beautify the neighboring areas. In addition to his concern for social welfare, he was extremely interested in improving parts of Cardiganshire and actively involved himself in the building of roads and bridges. Born in Irthington in 1749, John "Warwick" Smith was an accomplished topographical draughtsman and watercolourist, who enjoyed the generous patronage of the Earl of Warwick. In addition to his fine engravings of Italy, he contributed numerous illustrations to topographical publications such as Select Views in Great Britain (1812), Views of the Lakes of Cumberland (1791-5), Tour through Wales (1794), and A Tour to Hafod (1810). In 1805, Smith became a member of the Watercolour Society, where he frequently exhibited his works. Cf. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland, 533; cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        Fall of the Rhydol [Pl. 11]

      London: Published by White and Co., 1810. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving. Good condition apart from several skillfully repaired minor tears in the margins, a small foxing mark in the left margin, and a few light waterstains in the right margin, one of which extends slightly into the top right corner of the image. 22 1/4 x 15 7/8 inches. 22 3/4 x 16 5/8 inches. A picturesque view of the torrential falls of the River Ryhdol, near Hafod House from "Tour to Hafod," a fine collection of plates depicting the mansion and its surrounding landscape engraved by Stadler after drawings by Smith. Comprised of 15 views, Tour to Hafod also included comprehensive descriptive text by the scientist and collector James Edward Smith. The work was most likely intended as a tribute to the social benefactor and literary man Thomas Johnes (1748-1816), who devoted much of his life to his home region of Cardiganshire, where he served as a lord-lieutenant, a colonel in the militia, and an MP for the borough of Cardigan. Located in Cardiganshire, Western Wales, Hafodychtryd or Hafod for short, was Johnes's country estate. Hafod House, his principal residence, was erected in 1785 in the "gothic" style of Thomas Baldwin of Bath. Upon settling there, Johnes set about ameliorating the conditions of the local poor by providing them with comfortable housing and employing them in a planting project that would beautify the neighboring areas. In addition to his concern for social welfare, he was extremely interested in improving parts of Cardiganshire and actively involved himself in the building of roads and bridges. Born in Irthington in 1749, John "Warwick" Smith was an accomplished topographical draughtsman and watercolourist, who enjoyed the generous patronage of the Earl of Warwick. In addition to his fine engravings of Italy, he contributed numerous illustrations to topographical publications such as Select Views in Great Britain (1812), Views of the Lakes of Cumberland (1791-5), Tour through Wales (1794), and A Tour to Hafod (1810). In 1805, Smith became a member of the Watercolour Society, where he frequently exhibited his works. Cf. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland, 533; cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        Odes of anacreon translated into english verse, by thomas moore... illustrated with plates by r.k. porter... london, james carpenter, 1810.

      Cm. 27,5, pp. viii, 255 (1). Con ritratto di Thomas Moore all'antiporta e 26 tavole incise fuori testo. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in pieno marocchino verde, dorso a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro, piatti inquadrati da fregi a secco e greche in oro, larghe dentelles interne. Tagli dorati. Poche, leggere fioriture e minime spellature superficiali alle cerniere, peraltro esemplare genuino, fresco e ben conservato. Pregevole e non comune edizione.

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

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

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

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

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        Le cabinet du jeune naturaliste ou tableaux interessants de l'histoire des animaux... a paris, maradan, 1810.

      Sei volumi di cm. 18, pp. 2.200 ca. complessive. Con 65 nitide tavole incise in rame fuori testo comprese le antiporta figurate. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle verde, dorsi lisci con titoli e fregi in oro. Eccellente stato di conservazione. Prima traduzione dall'originale inglese del 1806. Opera estremamente curiosa che dedica un capitolo a ciascun animale conosciuto descrivendolo sotto il profilo scientifico, ma soprattutto dilungandosi sui lati più curiosi ed anedottici spessso basandosi su racconti di viaggiatori (ad esempio il canguro-pugile). Tale caratteristica rende questo lavoro unico ed assai interessante, distinguendolo nettamente da ogni altro tipo di catalogazione scientifica. Molto affascinante inoltre la parte iconografica.

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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.

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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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        Observations on the diseases of the army with notes, by Benjamin Rush

      E. Earle Philadelphia: E. Earle, 1810. No Dust Jacket.From the Library or James Rush, Benjamin Rush's Son Rush, Benjamin. Observations on the diseases of the army with notes, by Benjamin Rush. 8vo. xlvii, 411pp. Text woodcut. Tree sheep c. 1810, hinges cracked, light wear. Moderate toning as is common in American books of this period. Signature (dated 1813) of James Rush (1786-1869), son of Benjamin Rush, on the front paste-down; 19th century bookplate of the Ridgway branch of the Philadelphia Library (i.e., Library Company of Philadelphia), noting Rush's gift of this copy to the library. 20th cent. owner's bookplate. First American edition of Garrison-Morton 2150, the work that founded modern military medicine. Pringle laid down the principles of military sanitation and hospital ventilation, pioneered in antisepsis, showed that jail and hospital fever are the same, improved ventilation of ships, barracks, jails and mines, correlated the different forms of dysentery, and coined the term "influenza." Benjamin Rush (1745-1813), editor of the American edition, was Surgeon General during the Revolutionary War and author of the first American textbook on psychiatry (G-M 4924), as well as classic works on smallpox inoculation, yellow fever, and dengue fever (G-M 5422, 5453, 5470). His son James Rush, a physician and scholar, was the author of "The Philosophy of the Human Voice" (1827), a classic work in elocution and speech therapy. Upon his death James Rush left a large bequest to the Library Company of Philadelphia, which resulted in the foundation of the Ridgway Branch of that library. Austin 1565.

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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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