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        An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations With a Life of the Author Also, A View of the Doctrine of Smith, Compared With That of the French Economists; With a Method of Facilitating the Study of His Works; From the French of M Garnier In three volumes

      London: J. Maynard and F. Zinke 1811. In 3 volumes. lxxi, 360; vi, 514; vi, 448, plus index pp. Bound in red morocco over marbled boards. Five raised bands to spines with maroon leather title labels and decorative gilt panels. Marbled edges. Boards slightly rubbed and corners slightly worn. Early name stamp to ffeps and title pages. Internally quite clean, with foxing affecting only a few leaves. Gilt spines bright. An attractive and fresh set. . Near Fine. Half Morocco. 1811. 8vo..

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        1811 Collection of Manuscript and Printed Documents Regarding the Petition of Alexander Peacock, an Insolvent Debtor of Oyster Bay Long Island New York with Documents Signed By Judge Cary Dunn Jr., Alden Spooner & Others

      Oyster Bay Long Island New York: Not Published, 1811. Collection includes 17 separate documents, all of which reference this court case regarding the petitioner Alexander Peacock, an insolvent debtor from Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island NY; appearing before Cary F. Dunn, Jr. first judge of the court of common pleas County of Queens; Peacock was "...conforming himself to the directions of the act entitled 'An act for the benefit of insolvent debtors and their creditors'..."; the first document, partially printed, titled (No. 1 Petition) has been notarized with the blindstamp at top of E. Ely Notary and is addressed to Judge Dunn; the next is the proof of residence, deposed and signed by John B. Hicks & the judge; the following is an Account of Creditors, a long list of over 30 names and including individuals living in New York, Philadelphia and New Jersey, the debts amounting to $ 5468.00; next is an accounting of the 6 suits and judgements brought against Mr. Peacock, including that of Joseph C. Hornblower of Newark, NJ, James King and Archibald McKellar of the City of New York and others; the next document is an inventory of the estate of Peacock, with a list of 15 people who have notes outstanding owed to him, including Benjamin Smith, Gilbert Robertson & Co., David R. Floyd Jones, Luther Hildreth, a Mr. Sibbsone of England, Capt. Jones of the United States Vessel Revenge and Louis Jones (a Colored man) totalling $ 5647.62 - the back of this sheet gives a list of the "Body Clothing, Beds & Bedding..." Peacock being fairly well-dressed and provided for; other documents here include the Oath certifying the amounts owed; a certification of copies of the documents by James Fairlie, Clerk of the Supreme Court; a legal agreement & acknowledgment from Peacock to meet with creditors at the house of Joseph Roe innkeeper in the Village of Jamaica; also is the "Order for Advertisement" document signed by Judge Dunn, requesting that the notice of the meeting be published "...in the paper printed by the printer to the State and in the Columbian, and Long island Star for six weeks successively, requiring his creditors to appear before me at the House of Joseph Roe..."; attached here are the printed papers completed in manuscript attesting to the publication of the notice to publicize by the judge from Charles Holt, printer of the Columbian and counter-signed by James Campbell, Master in Chancery and tipped-on is a printed copy of the actual advertisement as it appeared in the newspaper; with a similar notice from Solomon Allen, printer of the Albany Register, another from Alden Spooner, printer of the Long Island Star, both of these also with their samples of notice tipped-on; with a notice signed by the judge assigning all of Peacock's properties, excepting his bedding & clothing, to his creditors; and an attesting witness of the judge's assignment signed by Edward Parker; with a certifying document, with original seals, of Peacock's main creditors receiving conveyance of his estate as assignees in satisfaction of the debts, signed by Edward Parker, John B. Hicks and Christian Truss as witnesses, signed & sealed by Wm. Wright, David Findlay and Wm. Crow, with the verso attested to by the judge; with a notice of oath-taking of Wright & Findlay to uphold the decision of the court; and a similar oath by Wm. Crow and signed by Judge Dunn; each page is signed by Alexander Peacock; originally, these were all sealed or adhered to each other at the top of the sheets, to make one continuous 'case' of materials - some of the old glue has given way and now there is separation of the pages; varying sizes, from 6 3/4" x 8" to 8 1/2" x 13 1/2" size sheets; most of the paper of very good quality, chain-laid, some with the paper makers' watermark; some edge, tips wear and chipping to edges, some darkening and old fold lines; in very good condition overall and a collection offering a glimpse of the process for relieving debt, in this case substantial, especially useful for outlining the entire process under the law in the early days of the American Republic; interesting legal history documentation. Noteworthy individuals mentioned in this case are: Joseph Coerten Hornblower (1777 - 1864) American lawyer and jurist from Belleville, New Jersey, Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court; Alden Spooner (1783-1848) who "...has the distinction of being a printer in two Long Island towns, Sag Harbor and Brooklyn. It was natural that he chose to be a printer as his father Judah Paddock Spooner, was the pioneer printer of Vermont and his uncle, Timothy Green was a printer in New London, Connecticut..." Spooner also started Brooklyn's first daily newspaper (Doggett, Long Island Printing); Judge Carey Dunn Jr. Revolutionary War veteran; Commodore Jacob Nicholas Jones (1768 - 1850) officer in the United States Navy during the Quasi-War with France, the First Barbary War and the Second Barbary War, and the War of 1812.. Manuscript. Not Bound. Good.

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        La Chine en miniature ou choix de costumes, arts et métiers de cet Empire. Four volumes. + Coup-d'oeil sur la Chine, ou nouveau choix de costumes. Two volumes. Paris, Nepveu, 1811-12.

      1811 1811 - 16mo. Pp. xxxvi, 144; (iv), 172; 188, (iv), 220 + pp. (iv), xxxiv, 236; (iv), 234. With 108 engraved plates, of which 101 are beautifully handcoloured and 8 folding. Contemporary red quarter calf on red paper covered boards, ruled in gilt, spines decorated and lettered in gilt. Partly with some minor browning but overall a very fine set. The last two volumes "Coup-d'oeil" were also published in the same year with the title "La Chine en miniature" (vols. 5-6). A complete set (in six volumes) of Breton's charming work devoted to China and it's people, crafts and arts. The illustrations originates from two young Chinese students who spent a few years studying in France supported by the French statesman Henri Leonard Bertin. He was then responsible for the East India company (1762-80) and supported the French Jesuits in China. Upon return to China the students produced more than 400 drawings of arts and crafts, of which many have been used in this work. The lovely plates mainly depict various artisans and vendors with their tools and products but several are devoted to costumes of emperors, ladies, lamas and soldiers. Some of the plates first appeared in Mason's "The costume of China" and "The Punishments of China" (1800-01). Cordier BS 64. Lipperheide 1524. Löwendahl 757. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Eneide di Virgilio

      Rome: Luigi Fabri. Very Good. 1811. ; Half vellum; marbled boards; oblong folio: 35 x 46 cm (14 x 18 in). Fifty full page aquatints by Bartolomeo Pinelli Romano. Light water stain to lower right corner to later plates affecting image (see images 3,4,5), otherwise very good.; Oblong Folio; Additional images and further information provided upon request. .

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        Allgemeines bürgerliches Gesetzbuch für die gesammten deutschen Erbländer der Oesterreichischen Monarchie.

      Wien: k. k. Hof- und Staats-Druckerey 1811. Erstausgabe (od. Variante aus dem Jahr d. Erstausgabe).. Pappband d. Zt. m. Rückenschild 8°, 8 Bll., 110 S., 1 Bl., 395 S., 1 Bl., 56 S., CLXXVI., 3 Bände u. Register in 1 Band.,. die vorliegende Ausgabe entspricht mit einer Abweichung der Ausgabe "47-7-9-c" nach Seemann: Die mit 1811 datierten Drucke des ABGB. - Zusammen mit; Zeiller, Franz Edler von: Commentar über das allgemeine bürgerliche Gesetzbuch für die gesammten Deutschen Erbländer der Oesterreichischen Monarchie. Wien/Triest: Geistinger 1811 - 1812. Bde. 1 (XVI, 566 S. 1 Bl.), 2/1 (1 Bl. 376 S.) u. 2/2 (1 Bl., pp. 377 - 922, 1 Bl.) (in 1 Band). Es fehlen somit die Bände 3 - 4 u. Register. - Ecken und Kanten bestoßen u. beschabt. Innendeckel jew. m. kl. Namenskleber. Beim ABGB handschr. Vermerk auf dem Vorsatzblatt u. handschr. Namenszug auf dem Titelblatt. Dieses Titelblatt auch stärker angestaubt u. leicht randlädiert.

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        1811 Collection of Manuscript and Printed Documents Regarding the Petition of Alexander Peacock, an Insolvent Debtor of Oyster Bay Long Island New York with Documents Signed By Judge Cary Dunn Jr., Alden Spooner & Others

      Oyster Bay Long Island New York: Not Published, 1811. Collection includes 17 separate documents, all of which reference this court case regarding the petitioner Alexander Peacock, an insolvent debtor from Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island NY; appearing before Cary F. Dunn, Jr. first judge of the court of common pleas County of Queens; Peacock was "...conforming himself to the directions of the act entitled 'An act for the benefit of insolvent debtors and their creditors'..."; the first document, partially printed, titled (No. 1 Petition) has been notarized with the blindstamp at top of E. Ely Notary and is addressed to Judge Dunn; the next is the proof of residence, deposed and signed by John B. Hicks & the judge; the following is an Account of Creditors, a long list of over 30 names and including individuals living in New York, Philadelphia and New Jersey, the debts amounting to $ 5468.00; next is an accounting of the 6 suits and judgements brought against Mr. Peacock, including that of Joseph C. Hornblower of Newark, NJ, James King and Archibald McKellar of the City of New York and others; the next document is an inventory of the estate of Peacock, with a list of 15 people who have notes outstanding owed to him, including Benjamin Smith, Gilbert Robertson & Co., David R. Floyd Jones, Luther Hildreth, a Mr. Sibbsone of England, Capt. Jones of the United States Vessel Revenge and Louis Jones (a Colored man) totalling $ 5647.62 - the back of this sheet gives a list of the "Body Clothing, Beds & Bedding..." Peacock being fairly well-dressed and provided for; other documents here include the Oath certifying the amounts owed; a certification of copies of the documents by James Fairlie, Clerk of the Supreme Court; a legal agreement & acknowledgment from Peacock to meet with creditors at the house of Joseph Roe innkeeper in the Village of Jamaica; also is the "Order for Advertisement" document signed by Judge Dunn, requesting that the notice of the meeting be published "...in the paper printed by the printer to the State and in the Columbian, and Long island Star for six weeks successively, requiring his creditors to appear before me at the House of Joseph Roe..."; attached here are the printed papers completed in manuscript attesting to the publication of the notice to publicize by the judge from Charles Holt, printer of the Columbian and counter-signed by James Campbell, Master in Chancery and tipped-on is a printed copy of the actual advertisement as it appeared in the newspaper; with a similar notice from Solomon Allen, printer of the Albany Register, another from Alden Spooner, printer of the Long Island Star, both of these also with their samples of notice tipped-on; with a notice signed by the judge assigning all of Peacock's properties, excepting his bedding & clothing, to his creditors; and an attesting witness of the judge's assignment signed by Edward Parker; with a certifying document, with original seals, of Peacock's main creditors receiving conveyance of his estate as assignees in satisfaction of the debts, signed by Edward Parker, John B. Hicks and Christian Truss as witnesses, signed & sealed by Wm. Wright, David Findlay and Wm. Crow, with the verso attested to by the judge; with a notice of oath-taking of Wright & Findlay to uphold the decision of the court; and a similar oath by Wm. Crow and signed by Judge Dunn; each page is signed by Alexander Peacock; originally, these were all sealed or adhered to each other at the top of the sheets, to make one continuous 'case' of materials - some of the old glue has given way and now there is separation of the pages; varying sizes, from 6 3/4" x 8" to 8 1/2" x 13 1/2" size sheets; most of the paper of very good quality, chain-laid, some with the paper makers' watermark; some edge, tips wear and chipping to edges, some darkening and old fold lines; in very good condition overall and a collection offering a glimpse of the process for relieving debt, in this case substantial, especially useful for outlining the entire process under the law in the early days of the American Republic; interesting legal history documentation. Noteworthy individuals mentioned in this case are: Joseph Coerten Hornblower (1777 - 1864) American lawyer and jurist from Belleville, New Jersey, Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court; Alden Spooner (1783-1848) who "...has the distinction of being a printer in two Long Island towns, Sag Harbor and Brooklyn. It was natural that he chose to be a printer as his father Judah Paddock Spooner, was the pioneer printer of Vermont and his uncle, Timothy Green was a printer in New London, Connecticut..." Spooner also started Brooklyn's first daily newspaper (Doggett, Long Island Printing); Judge Carey Dunn Jr. Revolutionary War veteran; Commodore Jacob Nicholas Jones (1768 - 1850) officer in the United States Navy during the Quasi-War with France, the First Barbary War and the Second Barbary War, and the War of 1812.. Manuscript. Not Bound. Good.

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        Sense and Sensibility: A Novel

      London: printed for the author, by C. Roworth, and published by T. Egerton,, 1811. In three volumes. By a Lady. 3 volumes, duodecimo (173 ×103 mm). Skilfully rebound to style in half calf using contemporary marbled boards, smooth spines lettered in gilt, blind tools in compartments. Housed in a dark brown leather entry slipcase by the Chelsea Bindery. Half-titles discarded by the binder, as often. A little sporadic browning or spotting, some creases, neat paper repair and a few letters supplied in manuscript towards lower outer corner of sig. O8, vol. I, a very good copy. First edition of the author's first published novel, one of 750 copies. Begun in the mid-1790s, Sense and Sensibility, like Pride and Prejudice, went through two versions before publication, but the fact that it was published first was more or less accidental. First Impressions (the first version of Pride and Prejudice) had been summarily rejected, and Susan (the first version of Northanger Abbey and probably the first to be started of the three) had been sold to the publishers Richard Crosby & Son, but they failed to publish it. Austen paid Egerton to have Sense and Sensibility published and paid a commission on sales. The cost of publication was more than a third of Austen's annual household income of £460, but she made a profit of £140 on the first edition, which sold out by July 1813.

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        Traité élémentaire d'astronomie physique. Avec des additions relatives a l'astronomie nautique

      Paris: J. Klosterman...Saint-Pétersbourg, Klostermann père et fils, 1811. Seconde Edition. 21 folding plates in Volume I. 9 folding plates in Vol. II. xx, 455; xii, 563; xvi, 243p. 3 vols. 8vo. Calf.

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        System der Logik, Ein Handbuch fur Lehre und zum Selbstgebrauch, (System of Logic, A Handbook for Life and Self Improvement)

      Mohr und Zimmer, Heidelberg 1811 - TP + [III]-XII + half-title + [3]-596 + [597]-[598] = Druchfelhler (Corrections) + [599]-[606] = Register (Index) + Half-title (Grundriss der Logik - Outline of Logic) + [3]-141, small Octavo. First Edition.First Edition of Fries' Major Work on Logic. Contemporary marbled boards with half-calf binding. Gilt ornamentation on spine with gilt title on red field. Former owner's bookplate to inside front cover. The upper right corner of the front free end paper has a small paper repair about 1.5" x 2.5". Otherwise, a very lovely copy. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Steinbrücke über einen Gebirgsbach, rechts und links die Häuser einer Ortschaft, im Hintergrund Hochgebirge.

      . Sepia-Pinsel über Bleistift, auf Velin, rechts unten monogrammiert "TV." (ligiert). 12,7:17,9 cm. Vergleichsliteratur: Ausst. Katalog: Theodor Verhas 1811-1872. Veduten und Landschaften. Zeichnungen und Aquarelle aus den Beständen des Kurpfälz. Museums der Stadt Heidelberg. Heidelberg, 1993, Kat. Nr. 44, Abb. 48, Kat. 70, Abb. 60 und Kat. Nr. 132, Abb. 85.. Nachdem sein Lehrer Ernst Fries (1801-1833) gestorben war, ging Verhas zur Münchner Akademie. Nach wechselnden Aufenthalten in München und Heidelberg ließ er sich 1856 in Heidelberg nieder und unternahm von dort aus zahlreiche Studienreisen. Seit dem Münchner Studienaufenthalt war er beeinflusst von Heinrich Heinlein (1803-1885) und später auch von Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), der sich 1838 in Heidelberg aufhielt. Charakteristische und sehr reizvolle Landschaftszeichnung des Vertreters der Heidelberger Romantik.

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        The Holy Bible Vol.I, with Notes, Critical and Explanatory

      Sussex Press, 1811. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1811. No dust jacket. Library bound with brown, cloth cover. Firm binding. Moderate foxing, tanning and handling marks over pages with B&W illustrations. Annotations at rear. Moderate bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with moderate rubbing and wear along edges and over surfaces. Boards may not be original or may be repaired. Pages not collated.

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        New Chronicles of England and France, in Two Parts?Reprinted from Pynson's edition of 1516. The first part collated with the editions of 1533, 1542, and 1559; and the second with a manuscript of the author's own time, as well as the subsequent editions: including the different continuations. To which are added a biographical and literary preface, and an index, by Henry Ellis

      London: Printed for F.C. and J. Rivington; T. Payne; Wilkie and Robinson; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Co.; Cadell and Davies; J. Mawman; and J. Johnson and Co, 1811. 1 vols. Large 4to. Half morocco over marbled paper boards, spine stamped in gilt. Condition: marginal browning and intermittent foxing, endpapers renewed, marginal chipping to half-title and title, light dampstaining to first few leaves; rebacked with modern spine, corners repaired, boards rubbed. Provenance: Library of Charles Dickens booklabel, "From the Library of Charles Dickens, Gadshill Place, June 1870" ; William Augustine Duncan with his signature to verso of title page, 1dated 879, and bookplate on front pastedown.

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        Atlas Pour le Traité Des Grandes Opérations Militaires

      Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. In green marbled boards with leather spine. 10 1/2" x 16". Text in French. 26 maps detailing the military tactics of Frederic II, most folding, many with battle lines hand tinted in colour. Published as a companion volume to Jomini's Traité Des Grandes Opérations Militaires. No date stated, circa. 1811. Title label to front pastedown, no title page. Unclear if this is the way it was published. Surface wear to boards, scattered minimal wear to edges of maps, small splits along vertical folds of several maps. One large folding map is separate from book, appears to have been published this way. Overall a very sound copy of a rare work. Please see photos for best description. Extra shipping charges may apply for this oversized book.

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        The Mirror of the Graces; or, The English Lady's Costume: Combining and harmonizing taste and judgment, elegance and grace, modesty, simplicity, and economy, with Fashion in dress ... with useful advice on female accomplishments, politeness and manners ... By a Lady of Distinction

      London: Printed by B. Crosby and Co. Stationers' Court, Ludgate Street; and sold by All Booksellers, 1811. First edition. 4 hand-colored stipple-engraved plates by James Hopwood after H. Corbould, J. Swan and Son, Printers, 76 Fleet Street. 241 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full red polished calf by Bayntun, Bath, uncut. Bookplate and small blind stamp on title page. Near fine. Scarce Regency-era woman's manual addressing proper female dress, deportment, and cosmetics. " ... Let me hasten to recommend to you, a publication at this time in much request, and which possesses much unique merit. It is entitled The Mirror of the Graces; or, The English Ladies'[sic] Costume. You will really be pleased with the book ... This book teaches the art of combining a delicate taste with a correct judgment, without either aiding our vanities, or infringing on our duties ... Read this work, with attention, it is really excellent of its order." --ACKERMANN'S REPOSITORY, Volume 5, #29, May 1811.

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        Metodo pel Clavicembalo... a Sua Altezza Imperiale Il Principe Eugenio Napoleone di Francia Vice Re d'Italia dedicato dall' Autore

      Milano: Ricordi [PN 100]. [1811 or 1812]. Oblong folio. contemporary mid-tan calf-backed marbled boards. [1] (title), [2] (blank), [3] (dedication), [4] (privilege), [5-6] (preface), 7-84, [iv] (index and list of subscribers) pp. Engraved. With musical examples throughout. Subscribers include Bonifazio and Giovanni Asioli, Simone Mayr, Alessandro Rolla and Carlo Mozart (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's eldest son). Binding somewhat worn, rubbed and bumped; minor repair to head of spine. Slightly worn and foxed; light marginal staining throughout; lower outer corners of several leaves frayed with slight paper loss; title partially detached. . First Edition. Very scarce. OCLC (one copy only in the U.S.). "... when the [Milan] conservatory was founded [Pollini] was made an Honorary Member...This was the first Italian piano method and it remained in use for many years, achieving wide circulation. It stands out from other treatises of the period (by Clementi, Adam, Dussek and Pleyel) for the particular attention Pollini pays to the relationship between technique and sound-quality." Elena Biggi Parodi in Grove online

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        Metodo pel Clavicembalo... a Sua Altezza Imperiale Il Principe Eugenio Napoleone di Francia Vice Re d'Italia dedicato dall' Autore

      Milano: Ricordi [PN 100]. [1811 or 1812]. Oblong folio. contemporary mid-tan calf-backed marbled boards. [1] (title), [2] (blank), [3] (dedication), [4] (privilege), [5-6] (preface), 7-84, [iv] (index and list of subscribers) pp. Engraved. With musical examples throughout. Subscribers include Bonifazio and Giovanni Asioli, Simone Mayr, Alessandro Rolla and Carlo Mozart (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's eldest son). Binding somewhat worn, rubbed and bumped; minor repair to head of spine. Slightly worn and foxed; light marginal staining throughout; lower outer corners of several leaves frayed with slight paper loss; title partially detached. . First Edition. Very scarce. OCLC (one copy only in the U.S.). "... when the [Milan] conservatory was founded [Pollini] was made an Honorary Member...This was the first Italian piano method and it remained in use for many years, achieving wide circulation. It stands out from other treatises of the period (by Clementi, Adam, Dussek and Pleyel) for the particular attention Pollini pays to the relationship between technique and sound-quality." Elena Biggi Parodi in Grove online

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        Sketches towards a Hortus Botanicus Americanus; or, Colored Plates (with a catalogue and Concise and familiar Description of Many Species) of New and Valuable Plants of the West Indies and North and South America. Also of several Others, Natives of Africa and the East Indies: Arranged after the Linnan System

      London: Printed for the Author by C. Stower, Hackney. Published by Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, etc., 1811. First edition. Hand-colored Frontispiece and 17 other hand-coloured plates. Title page mounted and laid down with the loss of "Towards a". With List of Subscribers (4 pages at end, quite foxed). Index printed by Newman, Printer, Widergate-St. Bishopsgate. This copy collates complete as given in MacPhail. 1 vols. 4to. Bound in contemporary quarter green straight grained morocco and marbled boards. Boards rubbed, wear to the corners, head and tail showing some wear, and a bit of foxing to the text, not effecting the plates, which are unfaded and bright. First edition. Hand-colored Frontispiece and 17 other hand-coloured plates. Title page mounted and laid down with the loss of "Towards a". With List of Subscribers (4 pages at end, quite foxed). Index printed by Newman, Printer, Widergate-St. Bishopsgate. This copy collates complete as given in MacPhail. 1 vols. 4to. William Jowett Titford (1784-1823), was an accountant and botanist, born in Kingston, Jamaica, the son of an army surgeon and apothecary. Raised in London and educated at Enfield, Middlesex, Titford returned to Jamaica to take over his father's coffee and pimento plantation. Titford began at this time to collect samples of seeds and plants, which he sent to the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (later the Royal Society of Arts) in London. Titford was eventually elected a corresponding member of the society for his efforts. Titford sailed to North America in 1807, collecting more botanical specimens on his travels to Boston, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. He made over fifty drawings and a description of each specimen observed, which he classified under the Linnaean system. In New York he studied botany under Dr. David Hosack at Columbia University. He returned to London in 1810-11 to begin publish his work. For "Sketches," his only publication, Titford made all of the original drawings for the handcolored plates, originally issued in six parts. Critically praised at the time of its publication "Sketches" included among its subscribers the prince regent, Louis XVIII of France, the Royal Institution, the Royal Society of Arts, and many accomplished botanists in England, Jamaica, and North America (DNB).

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        Napoleon orders Breathier to evacuate the last remaining Spanish prisoners from the <i>Depôt de Paris</i>

      Letter Signed, "NP," as Emperor, 1 page, 7.5" x 9", Paris, January 29, 1811, in French, to his chief of staff, General Louis-Alexandre Berthier, concerning the evacuation of Spanish prisoners from the Depôt de Paris. Small loss at upper left not affecting text, expected folds, some minor contemporary ink bleed to signature, else very good condition. Napoleon's letter reads in most part (translated), "Give the order that no Spanish prisoners remain at the Depôt de Paris. Make General Quasnel responsible if anyone is left under your Command under pretext of illness or any other pretext; it is necessary that everyone be evacuated." Berthier, though not considered an able battlefield commander, was renowned for his organizational skills and his ability to interpret the Emperor's orders to the tiniest detail.

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        Werke von Cajus Cornelius Tacitus (6 Bände).

      Berlin, Realschulbuchhandlung, 1811/17.. Deutsch mit Abhandlungen und Anmerkungen. Halblederbände der Zeit, 20,5 x 12 cm,. Einbände etwas berieben, innen teils leicht gebräunt, Band 5 unrichtig auf dem Rücken als Band 2 bezeichnet, aus der Bibliothek der Grafen von Schönborn-Buchheim.

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        Traité élémentaire d'astronomie physique. Avec des additions relatives a l'astronomie nautique

      Paris: J. Klosterman...Saint-Pétersbourg, Klostermann père et fils, 1811. Seconde Edition. 21 folding plates in Volume I. 9 folding plates in Vol. II. xx, 455; xii, 563; xvi, 243p. 3 vols. 8vo. Calf. Seconde Edition. 21 folding plates in Volume I. 9 folding plates in Vol. II. xx, 455; xii, 563; xvi, 243p. 3 vols. 8vo.

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        NOTES ON THE QUARTER MASTERS BILL, RESPECTFULLY SUGGESTED AND SUBMITTED.

      [Washington? or 1812]. 1811 - Broadside, 12 1/2 x 7 inches. Dbd. Soft vertical fold. Light offsetting from a different document near title, else very good. An interesting unofficial handbill relating to the U.S. Army Quartermaster Department on the eve of the War of 1812, with references to the impending war with Britain, Indian business and the Barbary powers. In 1811, Congress introduced "A Bill for the Establishment of a Quarter-Master's Department," which the anonymous author of the present document notes "merges the duties of the superintendent of military stores in the quarter master, without naming the former." The author urges Congress to keep separate the military office of the Quartermaster from the civil positions of the Army Purveyor.

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        Vue de l'Isola Bella prise de Stresa

      Lago Maggiore - Stresa 1811 - Veduta dell'Isola Bella ritratta lungo la strada del Sempione. "Le village de Stresa orne le devant de ce tableau. Les chapelles contribuent beaucoup à donner de l'intéret à l'aspect de ce pays; la plupart, meme celles des villages, sont construites avec gout, dans de bonnes proportions."*. In lontanza, lungo la strada, si intravede la cittadina di Baveno mm 194x282

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        Metodo pel Clavicembalo... a Sua Altezza Imperiale Il Principe Eugenio Napoleone di Francia Vice Re d'Italia dedicato dall' Autore

      Milano: Ricordi [PN 100]. [1811 or 1812]. Oblong folio. contemporary mid-tan calf-backed marbled boards. [1] (title), [2] (blank), [3] (dedication), [4] (privilege), [5-6] (preface), 7-84, [iv] (index and list of subscribers) pp. Engraved. With musical examples throughout. Subscribers include Bonifazio and Giovanni Asioli, Simone Mayr, Alessandro Rolla and Carlo Mozart (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's eldest son). Binding somewhat worn, rubbed and bumped; minor repair to head of spine. Slightly worn and foxed; light marginal staining throughout; lower outer corners of several leaves frayed with slight paper loss; title partially detached. . First Edition. Very scarce. OCLC (one copy only in the U.S.). "... when the [Milan] conservatory was founded [Pollini] was made an Honorary Member...This was the first Italian piano method and it remained in use for many years, achieving wide circulation. It stands out from other treatises of the period (by Clementi, Adam, Dussek and Pleyel) for the particular attention Pollini pays to the relationship between technique and sound-quality." Elena Biggi Parodi in Grove online

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        Eigenh. Manuskript.

      O. O. u. D.. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. Anschaulich gehaltene algebraische Textaufgabe mit 5 Unbekannten, Lösungsweg und Diskussion: "Ein Hund verfolgt einen Hasen, welcher 20/a seiner Sprünge voraus ist. Der Hund macht 5/b Sprünge, indem der Haas 7/c macht, und 2/d Sprünge des Hunds sind gleich 3/e Sprüngen des Hasen. Wie viele Sprünge muß der Hund noch machen um den Haasen einzuholen?" - Etwas braunfleckig; am 2. Blatt verso aufmontiertes Etikett mit Namensbezeichnung. Nach Bohnenberger benannt sind ein Elektrometer und eine Schwungmaschine, 1811 beschrieb er das von ihm erfundene Reversionspendel. "Sein Hauptwerk ist die wissenschaftliche Fundierung und Leitung der württembergischen Landesvermessung von 1818 bis zu seinem Tode" (NDB II, 421).

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        Histoire de la Vie et des Ouvrages de M. de La Fontaine.

      Paris, de l' Imprimerie des Notaires, Renouard. 1811 - In-12, (4)-VI-132 pp., 1/2 basane verte, dos lisse orné, rel. de l' ép. Ed. originale, (une éd. in-18, de 171 pp., paraît la même année, cf. Quérard V-500). M. Marais, avocat, collaborateur de Bayle, correspondant du Pdt Bouhier, rédigea son petit livre sur La Fontaine au début du XVIIIème s. Notes manuscrites sur la garde et pp. I et VI, dont une référence au livre de Walckenaer sur La Fontaine, attribuées à Sainte- Beuve par une note en bas de la p. de garde. L' ex. provient également de la bibliothèque du bibliophile Henri Chevreul, fils de Michel- Eugène. Un mors fendu sur 8 cm., petit manque de cuir au dos, bon état intérieur. Rare, même sans les provenances. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Weimar, 26. II. 1811.. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to.. Freundschaftlicher Brief an einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Der wackere College Bernhard Romberg hat mir Ihren Gruß richtig überbracht, und ist schon wieder weiter gesegelt. Apollo und die neun Jungfern mögen seine Begleiter seyn! - Bey der überaus schönen Jahreszeit und dem sanften Gesäusel der zarten Westwinde ist das Reisen eben nicht sehr angenehm; und ich verdenke es Ihnen nicht, das Sie Ihre Reise hieher auf eine andere Zeit verschoben haben. Damit aber dadurch unser gegenseitiges Geschäft nicht auch verschoben werde, so bin ich so frey Ihnen über eins und das andre meine Ansichten mitzutheilen [...]". - August Eberhard Müller wurde nach Johann Adam Hillers Tod im Jahre 1804 dessen Nachfolger als Thomaskantor und sechs Jahre darauf großherzoglicher Kapellmeister in Weimar. Er erwarb sich große Verdienste um die Pflege der Werke Bachs und die Verbreitung der Werke der Wiener Klassik.

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        La Chine en Minature. 6 vols. in 3

      1811. BRETON DE LA MARTINIÈRE, Jean Baptiste Joseph. La Chine en Miniature, ou choix de costumes, arts et métiers de cet empire, représentés par 74 (sic) gravures, la plupart d'après les originaux inédits du cabinet de feu M. Bertin, ministre; accompagnés de notices explicatives, historiques et littéraires. Six volumes in three. Illustrated with 20 + 21 + 19 + 20 + 13 + 15 plates, for a total of 108, all with contemporary hand-colouring. 18mo., 126 x 82 mm, bound in contemporary red straight-grained French morocco in the style of Bozerian: outer borders composed of gilt grape and vine rolls, smooth spines gilt à pointillé, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Paris: Nepveu, 1811 [-1812]. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition, a very fine hand-coloured copy in contemporary French red morocco, gilt extra. This work on Chinese art and costume "originated in the activities of Bertin, secretary of State, 1762-1780, who had responsibility for the Compagnie des Indes and French Jesuits in Peking. He was a generous supporter of the Jesuits and got two Chinese converts to take science courses in France. On return to China, they produced some 400 drawings of arts and crafts, thus moving outside the usual narrow missionary interests" (Lust). Breton de la Martinière's work is much sought after on account of the quantity and quality of its beautiful illustrations. This is one of the rare copies with all the plates hand-coloured. The 108 hand-coloured plates vibrantly record the broad range of Chinese society, especially tradesmen. Particularly interesting are the numerous depictions of itinerant salesmen and craftsmen with ingenious methods of transporting their inventories and machinery. The industrious author produced similar tours of Russia, Egypt & Syria, Spain & Portugal, and Japan. Plate IX in vol. 4 with paper defect, but overall in outstanding condition. PROVENANCE: Robert Mackenzie Waggaman, with his nineteenth-century armorial bookplate in each volume (per fesse three fleurs de-lis; in crest a demi-hippogrif rampant, couped, and maned, with motto: "Je m'élève audessus de l'adversité"). Colas 433. Cordier 65. Lipperheide 1524. Brunet I, 1225-1226. Hiler 113. Lust 1243 (English edition).

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        Promenade ou itinéraire des jardins d'Ermenoville

      1811. GIRARDIN, Louis Stanislas Cecile Xavier, Comte de. Promenade ou Itinéraire des Jardins d'Ermenonville. [4], 63, [1] pp. Illustrated with 25 aquatint plates (numbered 0-24) by and after Mérigot fils, 2 engraved plates of music. 8vo., 224 x 147 mm, bound in original publisher's pink speckled paper over boards. Paris: Mérigot, Brunot-Labbe, Le Normant, Richard, 1811. |~||~||~||~||~| Second Edition of the essential work on the French jardin anglais. It describes one of the earliest and finest examples of the English garden in France. The garden at Ermenonville was planned by Count Louis-René Girardin, friend and final patron to Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Girardin's master plan, drawn in part from Rousseau's novels and idealistic philosophy, forms the central inspiration of the garden's aesthetic design. Rousseau's tomb, in fact, is prominently situated on the man-made island in the lake at Ermenonville. Louis-René Girardin was probably assisted in the design by the painter Hubert Robert. Created with care and craft, the garden came to resemble a natural environment, almost a wilderness, appearing untouched by any human intervention. The text of this work is by Louis-René's son; the aquatint plates are by Mérigot fils. These aquatint plates reveal Girardin's love of diverse vistas that capture the painterly effects achieved by great landscape painters such as Claude, Rosa, Ruysdael, and Van Goyen. Enhancing the elegiac mood of these views were the altars and monuments, among these the tomb of Rousseau on the L'Isle des Peupliers designed by Hubert Robert (plates 9 &10). The Rustic Temple, Monuments of Old Loves, and other sites reproduced by Mérigot refer to scenic details in Rousseau's La Nouvelle Héloïse. Fine copy. Hunt 695. Cohen-De Ricci 439. Sander 806. Lewine 213. D. Wiebensen, The Picturesque Garden in France (Princeton: 1978), 80-85.

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        Autographa

      [Weimar: 1811]. Quarto broadsheet (257 x 197 mm.), printed on both sides. Laid paper, the edge of a a flower? watermark visible. Drop-title in cursive type, request for contributions in smaller italic, catalogue printed in four columns in roman type. signed and dated by goethe, ?"J W v Goethe,?" ?"Weimar d.[?] 20. dez. 1811.?" in fine condition. Housed in a modern cloth portfolio. Provenance: Salman Schocken (Hauswedell sale 175, 16 June 1970): to Bernard Breslauer (sale, Christie?'s New York, Part I, March 21, 2005, lot 80).*** first edition of goethe's checklist of writers and other creative figures from his collection of literary, scientific, musical, artistic and historical autographs. One of the rarest of Goethe?'s printed works, the list was printed in 300 copies and distributed privately by the collector himself among his friends and acquaintances. While not technically a desiderata list (as it is sometimes described), the Autographa concludes with a succinct request for contributions ?- ?"Mit Bitte um gefällige Beiträge?" ?- presumably the main purpose of the catalogue. Among Goethe?'s many collections, which included prints, drawings, paintings, objets d?'art including maiolica, objets de l?'antiquité including coins and medallions, scientific objects, minerals, fossils, and plants, was his collection of autographs. He approached all of his collections systematically, whether artistic, historical, or scientific, gathering together and organizing the relevant objects in a rational and historically accurate manner that shed further light on each individual object while elucidating the whole. His aim as a collector of natural history and art was nothing less than to grasp ?"das Ganze der Natur?" and ?"das Ganze der Kunst,?" the entirety of nature and of art. By the end of his life Goethe had accumulated over 50,000 objects, all acquired, he stated, in a rational, deliberate manner ?"`for the purpose of my own consequential education?'?" (Grave pp. 183-4). Goethe was one of the first modern collectors of European autographs. His autograph collection was acquired as methodically as his other collections, although its raison d?'être differed somewhat. On December 4, 1811, while this list was in proof stage, Goethe wrote to Johann August Barth that the exclusive purpose of his autograph collection was to keep the memory of great men present in his mind through the immediacy of these documents: ?"Meine Sammlung hat den reinen Zweck das Andenken solcher Männer durch unmittelbare Documente bey mir den Meinigen zu erhalten.?" On May 10, 1812, thanking Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi for sending him some autographs, Goethe stated even more explicitly the reason for his autograph collecting: ?"Die übersandten Blätter sind mir von unendlichen Werth; denn da mir die sinnliche Anschauung durchaus unentbehrlich ist so werden mir vorzügliche Menschen durch ihre Handschrift auf eine magische Weise vergegenwärtigt. Solche Documente ihres Daseyns sind mir, wo nicht eben so lieb, als ein Portrait, doch gewiß als ein wünschenswerthes Supplement oder Surrogat desselben.?" (?"The documents you sent are for me of infinite value, since, sensual contemplation [grasping the world through the senses] being utterly indispensable to me, it is through their handwriting that excellent men magically come to life for me. I find such documentation [evidence] of their existence, though less welcome than a portrait, still a desirable supplement or surrogate?" (Goethe Briefe, online edition, www.zeno.org/Literatur/M/Goethe,+Johann+Wolfgang/Briefe; cataloguer?'s translations). On November 25, 1811, Goethe sent his manuscript list to Carl Bertuch, with precise instructions that it be printed on a quarto sheet in four columns, etc., and with the surprising request that, should the list be too long, Bertuch eliminate some of the lesser-known names. It is not clear whether any names were deleted, but on December 1st Goethe returned the first proof with corrections, requesting one more proof, and asking that the 300 copies be printed on the same fine paper, to make the sheets both easy to write on and easy to insert in an envelope with a letter. Still another proof was required, for on December 5th Goethe returned the second proof, apologizing for having moved some names around, and requesting a final proof ?- ?"For a little leaf which will travel so far, one can afford some extra trouble?" (?"Bey einem Blättchen, das so weit umher reisen soll, gibt man sich billig einige Mühe?"). Goethe gave the go-ahead to print on Dec. 5, adding the perfectionist?'s slightly embarassed nag ?- ?"That the copies must be sufficiently dried [before cutting and sending them] to avoid offsetting of the ink I need hardly remind you?" (Daß sie vorher genugsam abtrocknen, um nicht abzufärben, darf ich wohl kaum erinnern?"). Of the 495 figures in Goethe?'s list most were his contemporaries. In strict alphabetical order, mixing poets, writers, philosophers, philologists, theologians, composers and scientists, they include d'Alembert, Arnim, Bernoulli, ?"Bethoven?" [sic], Boerhaave, Campe, Carpzov, Cramer, Denon, Ebert, Fichte, Frederick the Great, Hamilton, Herder, Humboldt, Jenner, Kleist, Klopstock, Lavater, Leibniz, Lessing, Mendelssohn, Musschenbroeck, Niebuhr, Schelling, Schiller, Schlegel, Mme de Staël, Tischbein, Uffenbach, Wieland, Winckelmann, and others. Intermingled with these moderns are historical figures such as Aretino, Budé, Buxdorf, Calvin, Cellarius, Colbert, Melanchthon, Merian, Oporinus and Ricci. the catalogue thus succinctly reflects the universal interests of germany's greatest poet. Goedeke IV3, 825, C, I.; Hirzel, Verzeichniss einer Goethe-Bibliothek A I, 97; Meyer 991; Kippenberg 439; Schreckenbach, Goethes Autographensammlung, pp. 17-18; Folter, Deutsche Dichter- und Germanistenbibliotheken 228; Harvard College Library, Goethe: an exhibition at the Houghton Library (1982), 58. Cf. J. Grave, ?"Ideal and History. Johann Wolfgang Goethe's Collection of Prints and Drawings,?" Artibus et Historiae, Vol. 27, No. 53 (2006), 175-186.

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        Die Horen als Symbol der Ordnung in der moralischen Welt.

      . Radierung, 1811, nach Eberhard Waechter (1762-1852), auf festem Velin, 34,7:48,5 cm. Insgesamt nicht ganz frisch. Die Vorlage zu dieser Graphik bildet eine Kreidezeichnung Waechters, die im Mai 1833 auf der Kunstausstellung in Stuttgart ausgestellt und für die Verlosung angekündigt war. 1854 wurde sie auf der allgem. Kunstausstellung in München gezeigt. Literatur: Nagler 26. Vergleichsliteratur: Boetticher Bd. II, Teil II, S. 958, II. Cartons, Zeichnungen, Nr. 11; Ausst. Katalog: Allgemeine Deutsche Kunstausstellung München 1854, Nr. 445; Katalog: Die Zeichnungen und Aquarelle des 19. Jahrhunderts in der Graphischen Sammlung der Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. Bearb. von Ulrike Gauss. Stuttgart, 1976, Nr. 1584, Abb. Tafel CXCVIII. - Selten!. Carl Heinrich Rahl, Sohn eines Kattundruckers und Vater des Carl R. (1812-1865) arbeitete für K. Langs Heilbronner "Industriecontor" und ging 1799 nach Wien, wo er sich als Reproduktionsstecher einen Namen machte. 1815 wurde er Mitglied und 1840 Professor der Wiener Akademie.

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        Alten Hofs Gebäude in München, erbaut 1327. Von der Burggasse aus, links vorn das alte Haus, genannt Sonneneck, dem gegenüber das Löweneckhaus unmittelbar am Thorturm des Alten Hofs (Maillinger)

      Maillinger I, 1768; Lentner 1178. - Abzug mit Zellers Adresse. - Aus: Verschiedene Ansichten von München , gemalt u. gezeichnet 1810 u. 1811, (10 Tafeln). Sehr seltene Folge dieser prächtigen Radierungen, die mit zu dem schönsten gehören, was es über Alt-München gibt. - Schöner kräftiger Abdruck auf dem vollen Blatt, nur schwach stockfleckig Radierung, gezeichnet u. gestochen von Dom. Quaglio

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        Eigenh. Quittung mit U.

      Wien, 10. X. 1811.. ¾ S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse.. Quittung über den Erhalt der Miete "von Michaeli 1811 bis Georgi 1812 für die in meinem Hause No. 883 in der Grünangergasse inhabende Wohnung". - Heinrich Pereira-Arnstein, "der zu den bedeutendsten Bankiers in Wien zählte, erwarb sein großes Vermögen vornehmlich mit der Auflage von Staatsanleihen während der Napoleonischen Kriege und wandte sich dann der Finanzierung des im Aufbau befindlichen Eisenbahnwesens zu. [Seine Gattin] Henriette, selbst eine talentierte Pianistin, führte die Tradition des berühmten literarisch-musikalischen Salons ihrer Mutter Fanny v. Arnstein [...] weiter" (NDB XX, 180f.). - Etwas gebräunt und mit Ausriß in der linken oberen Ecke.

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        An inaugural dissertation on Mercury, embracing its medical history, curative action, and abuse in certain diseases

      printed by C. S. Van Winkle, New York 1811 - First edition, 8vo, pp. viii, [9]-56; original blue printed wrappers slightly defective along the edges; uncut and page edges a little curled. Removed from a volume of medical pamphlets, designated Vol. III, with a list of 3 other pamphlets written on the front wrapper. New blue cloth clamshell box, red morocco label on spine.A presentation copy, inscribed by Francis to Benjamin P. Aydelott on the leaf facing the dedication, of what is almost certainly the author's first book. John Wakefield Francis (1789-1861) was born in New York. After graduating from Columbia University in 1809, he began to study medicine with David Hosack, with whom he edited the American Medical and Philosophical Register, from 1810 to 1814. In 1811 he became the first graduate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and later lectured on materia medica and medicine in that institution. Upon the consolidation of the College of Physicians and Surgeons with the Medical Department of Columbia, Francis continued his lectures at Columbia, and eventually came to hold chairs in forensic medicine and obstetrics. After his graduation he joined in partnership with Hosack, and quickly became one of the nost noted obstetricians in New York. He was instrumnental in the founding of the short-lived Rutgers Medical College (1826), and founded the New York Academy of Medicine (1846), and was also responsible for the establishment of the State Inebriate Asylum at Binghamton. According to Rosner's article on Francis in the DAB, he was "the first to call attention to the use of croton oil, elaterium, and iodine . He was pronounced by Dr. Marshall Hall while on a visit to New York, the most representative physician of his generation."His Dissertation on Mercury was submitted to the faculty of the College of Physicians and Surgeons for the degree of Doctor of Medicine in May 1811. The paper is dedicated to his friend and mentor, Davis Hosack.American Imprints 22845; Austin 791. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        "An inaugural dissertation on Mercury, embracing its medical history, curative action, and abuse in certain diseases"

      New York: printed by C. S. Van Winkle. 1811. "First edition, 8vo, pp. viii, [9]-56; original blue printed wrappers slightly defective along the edges; uncut and page edges a little curled. Removed from a volume of medical pamphlets, designated Vol. III, with a list of 3 other pamphlets written on the front wrapper. New blue cloth clamshell box, red morocco label on spine. A presentation copy, inscribed by Francis to Benjamin P. Aydelott on the leaf facing the dedication, of what is almost certainly the author's first book. John Wakefield Francis (1789-1861) was born in New York. After graduating from Columbia University in 1809, he began to study medicine with David Hosack, with whom he edited the American Medical and Philosophical Register, from 1810 to 1814. In 1811 he became the first graduate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and later lectured on materia medica and medicine in that institution. Upon the consolidation of the College of Physicians and Surgeons with the Medical Department of Columbia, Francis continued his lectures at Columbia, and eventually came to hold chairs in forensic medicine and obstetrics. After his graduation he joined in partnership with Hosack, and quickly became one of the nost noted obstetricians in New York. He was instrumnental in the founding of the short-lived Rutgers Medical College (1826), and founded the New York Academy of Medicine (1846), and was also responsible for the establishment of the State Inebriate Asylum at Binghamton. According to Rosner's article on Francis in the DAB, he was ""the first to call attention to the use of croton oil, elaterium, and iodine ... He was pronounced by Dr. Marshall Hall while on a visit to New York, the most representative physician of his generation."" His Dissertation on Mercury was submitted to the faculty of the College of Physicians and Surgeons for the degree of Doctor of Medicine in May 1811. The paper is dedicated to his friend and mentor, Davis Hosack. American Imprints 22845; Austin 791."

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        Models of Juvenile Letters, on Familiar Subjects in English, French, and Italian: With Topics for the Exercise of Students and Observations Relative to Commercial Letters

      London - Richard Phillips, 1811 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce, presumed first and only edition of this Regency guide to letter-writing for children, which also forms a story. With letters in English, French and Italian, and letter-writing exercises for the reader. There is a bookseller's label for Dowson, Kendal to the front pastedown. Dated from Copac. Condition: In a full leather binding. Externally, rubbed, with wear to the top and tail of the spine. The front joint is cracked, with the rear joint starting. Internally, generally firmly bound, although a number of gatherings are working slightly loose. There areintermittent spots and marks. The front free-endpaper has the copperplate ink signature of Philip Braithwaite, dated 1819. A charming and unusual item. Overall: GOOD..

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        The Cabinet of Entertainment : a New and Select Collection of Aenigmas, Charades, Rebuses &c with Solutions

      Henry Colburn English and Foreign Public Library, London 1811 - Original binding. Brown leather boards, 294pp. Preface indicates this may be the first edition. Publisher's list of similar titles of 'Works of Instruction and Amusement for Young People' on single page following preface. Silk bookmark detached found within. 2 neat signatures of previous owners respectively in pencil and ink on endpaper and page following. Leather binding covering worn and missing in places at spine and external boards; some gilt decoration still visible in places. Boards a little loose but still attatched. Brown tape has been applied by a previous owner to 2nd and third hinge to strengthen. Very light, scattered, occasional foxing to some pages. Main text block tight. More photos available on request. Size: 5.5 x 3.5 Inches [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A scarce American printing of a British memorial tribute to George Washington

      "Engraved broadside, GENERAL WASHINGTON (London: printed by W. S. Blake, [1800], Philadelphia: reprinted by J. Maxwell, 1811) 13"" x 18.5"", featuring an emblematic headpiece of a rock with Washington's name emblazoned upon it amidst the stormy sea. Fold separations and tears (which are mostly clear of engraving and text) repaired on verso, else very good. A wonderful tribute to George Washington, which reads in small part: ""This great and good man died at his seat in the State of Virginia, on the 15th day of December 1799, in the 68th year of his age, after an illness of only four-and-twenty hours. This illustrious General and Politician was characterized by such rare endowments, and such fortunate temperament, that every action of his life was equally exempted from vice and from weakness. The powers of his mind, and the disposition so his heart, were admirably suited to each other. It was the union of the most consummate prudence with the most perfect moderation. His views, though large and liberal, were never extravagant. His virtues, through comprehensive and beneficent, were discriminating, judicious and practical. His character had nothing in it to dazzle by wildness, and surprize [sic] by eccentricity; it was of a higher order of moral beauty; in included every thing great and elevated, had no false and tinsel ornaments, and was incapable of change from the varying accidents of manners, of opinions and times ..."" Originally printed in London by W. S. Blake, the motif at the top was designed by Scottish engraver George Murray (d. 1823). Most likely engraved and destined for export to America, it was reprinted by James Maxwell in Philadelphia after George Murray emigrated to America circa 1810. In 1813, Murray joined the firm of Murray, Draper, Fairman & Co. which produced some of the finest engraved banknotes of the period. (John T. Scharf, History of Philadelphia: 1609-1884, 1884, p. 1057)"

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        Message from the President of the U. States, transmitting a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, on the Execution of the Act Providing for the Survey of the Coast of the U. States. February 4th, 1811

      Washington City: Printed by R.C. Weightman, by order of the Senate United States, 1811. First edition. Removed. Removed from a larger volume else a very good copy with offsetting on a few leaves, shallow marginal chip to top edge of 2nd plate. 8vo. Illus. with 2 b/w plates. The report consists of a covering letter from the Secretary, explaining that the original planning, begun in 1807, under the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, was suspended due to foreign relations concerns, but that F. R. Hassler, Professor of Mathematics, was still ready to begin; Gallatin's letter of March 25th, 1807, explaining the survey and asking for advice; detailed responses to that letter from the seven addressees, including a rather technical response by James Madison, then a Committee member, suggesting that the triangulation method might not work, and proposing that a "stasimetric" mode be used; and further correspondence with the chief of the group, Robert Patterson, which included a list of instruments that were required, provided by F. R. Hassler. Hassler finally sailed for Europe in late August of 1811 to purchase the needed instruments but the ensuing War of 1812 left him stranded for the next three years. Though he did finally begin work in 1816, Congress transferred the project to the military which did little, and the project was not fully resumed until 1833 when Hassler was reappointed superintentant of the survey. The two plates, which contain three figures, relate to Patterson's explication of the methods to be used. Rink lists only three copies: Brown, LOC, AAS; OCLC shows two more UVA, Lib. Co. Phila. Shaw & Shoemaker 24220. Rink 2406.

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        Catalogus librorum quos v. c. Christophorus Theophilus du Murr...collegerat

      Engraved frontis. port. of the collector. xxx, [2], 365 pp. Small 8vo, cont. wrappers (wrappers frayed). Nuremberg: Lechner, 1811. The very rare sale catalogue of the Nuremberg polymath Murr (1733-1811). While mainly known today as an art historian and the author of the first bibliography of books on painting, sculpture, and engraving, he also wrote books on illuminated manuscripts, early printed books, the history of libraries, the history of the Jesuits in foreign countries, Arabic literature, the history of the Jews in China, and numerous others works of considerable interest. Familiar with most of the European languages, he was an active correspondent with many of the most distinguished scholars of the period. The preliminary matter includes a biography by Johann Ferdinand Roth which, according to Folter 561, is the most important source for Murr's life. 5835 lots and including many 17th-century books and rich holdings on antiquities and the history of art. The sale commenced on 6 April 1812. Very good copy, preserved in a box. Duplicate from the Berlin Royal Library with release stamp. From the library of Bernard H. Breslauer. .

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        The Holy Bible, translated from the Latin Vulgate the Old Testament, first published by the English College at Doway, A D 1609, and the New Testament, first published by the English College at Rhemes, A D 1582; with annotations, references, and an historical and chronological index

      Manchester: Oswald Syers Folio (36.2 cm, 14.4"). [approx. 702] ff., lacking title–page, but having both cancel and cancelland of N.T. L2 present; (several signatures incorrectly signed); 19 plts. (1 excised & laid in).. 1811–13 Scarce sole edition. Sold without direct episcopal sanction, this folio edition of the Douai– Rheims version was issued in rivalry with the better-known Haydock rendition and is the artefact of a sad story: The Catholic priests of Manchester, who mistakenly believed that Haydock's effort to print a Douai–Rheims Bible had been abandoned after his move from that city to Dublin, therefore encouraged local printer Syers to produce his own edition — only to restore their patronage to Haydock following the discovery of their error, leaving poor Syers in the lurch. The text generally follows the Challoner–Rheims revision, although the notes are collected from various sources. The volume is illustrated with two frontispieces and 17 plates engraved by J. Bottomley, Symns and Mitchell, and others after paintings by Westall, Raphael, Reynolds, et al. Issued in parts in a small print run, this Bible is now uncommon, and => its plates are lovely. WorldCat locates only five copies in U.S. libraries. Contemporary acid-stained calf rebacked with mottled calf, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label, gilt-ruled raised bands, and blind-tooled compartment decorations; sides rubbed/scraped with leather worn over corners/edges, this not disfiguring/disturbing. Hinges (inside) reinforced with cloth tape, and the large volume now strong. Lacking title-page. Plate from Genesis I:4 removed, and laid back in with margins cut away. First few leaves with edges ragged. Pages with offsetting around plates; occasional light spots of staining, mostly confined to outer margins.

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        Elements of Geometry, Geometrical Analysis, and Plane Trigonometry, with an Appendix, and Copious Notes and Illustrations

      Edinburgh, Printed for J. Ballantyne and Co, 1811-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo. ix, 500 pages diagrams 22 cm. Bound in modern quarter leather. Gilt lettering on spine. Marbled boards. Tight binding and cover. Bookplate on inside board. Clean, unmarked pages with tanning. Slight toning. Ships daily. Sir John Leslie was a Scottish mathematician and physicist best remembered for his research into heat. This publication was published while he was chair of mathematics in Edinburgh.

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. 3 Bände (komplett). With a life of the author.

      London: Printed for Maynard; an F. Zinke; 1811.22,5 cm. lxxi, 360; vi, 512; vi, 448 S., Index. Ohldr. Kanten bestossen und beschabt. Rückengelenke etw. angeplatzt. Vorsätze schwach stockfleckig. Sehr vereinzelt etw. stock - bzw. braunfleckig und mit angerandetem Schnitt. Sonst keine Mängel. Die erste Ausgabe des bedeutenden ökonomischen Werkes, an dem Smith zehn Jahre lang schrieb, erschien 1776 in zwei Bänden. - In einem Aufsatz in dem Buch "Printing and the Mind of Man" (1967; deutscher Titel: Bücher die die Welt verändern, 1968 bei Prestel) heißt es dazu: "Die Geschichte der Nationalökonomie bis zum Ende des 19.Jahrhunderts besteht aus zwei Abschnitten: der merkantilistischen Phase, die weniger auf einer Doktrin beruht als auf einem System der Praxis, das sich aus den sozialen Verhältnissen ergab, und der zweiten Phase, welche die Lehre sich entwickeln sah, daß der Einzelmensch das Recht habe, in der Ausübung seiner wirtschaftlichen Tätigkeit nicht behindert zu werden. Man kann zwar nicht sagen, Smith habe diese Lehre erfunden - die Physiokraten hatten bereits darauf hingewiesen und Turgot im besonderen hatte eine durchgearbeitete Studie des gesellschaftlichen Wohlstandes entworfen - , doch ist sein Werk die erste wirkliche Ausführung dieser Theorie. Er beginnt mit dem Gedanken, daß die Arbeit die Quelle ist, aus der das Volk das bezieht, was es braucht. Die Verbesserung der Arbeitsteilung ist das Maß der Produktivität, und in ihr wurzelt der Hang des Menschen zum Tauschhandel: 'Arbeit ist das wirkliche Maß des Tauschwerts aller Waren ... sie ist ihr wirklicher Preis; das Geld ist nur ihr nomineller Preis'. Die drei wesentlichen Elemente der Arbeit und so auch des Preises sind Lohn, Unternehmergewinn und Grundrente, und diese drei schaffen auch die Einkommen. Vom Wirken der Wirtschaft wendet sich Smith ihrem Ergebnis zu, dem 'Stock' oder Warenbestand, der alles umfaßt, was der Mensch entweder für seinen Eigengebrauch oder um des Ertrags willen besitzt, den es ihm bringt. 'Der Wohlstand der Nationen' schließt mit einer Geschichte der Wirtschaftsentwickklung, einem scharfen Angriff auf das Merkantilsystem und einigen prophetischen Überlegungen über die Grenzen der Wirtschaftskontrolle. Während die Erforschung der politischen Aspekte der Menschenrechte zwei Jahrhunderte in Anspruch genommen hatte, bestand Smiths Leistung darin, daß er die Untersuchung der wirtschaftlichen Aspekte in einem einzigen Werk bis zum gleichen Punkte vortrieb. Sein 'Wohlstand der Nationen' stellt kein System dar, aber als vorläufige Analyse ist das Werk völlig überzeugend. Die Sicherheit seiner Kritik und sein Verständnis der menschlichen Natur haben es zum ersten und zum bedeutendsten unter den klassischen Werken der modernen Volkswirtschaftslehre gemacht." - Als Beilage dazu: Horst Claus Recktenwald: Adam Smith - Sein Leben und sein Werk. München: C.H. Beck, 1976. 1. Aufl. XIV, 311 S. Oln. - OS. Sehr guter Zustand. Mit halbseitiger Widmung des Autors. = Zum 200. Geburtstag des Klassikers 'Der Wohlstand der Nationen'. Die geistige Grundlage der modernen Marktwirtschaft 1776 - 1976. Englisch

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        Exploratory Travels through the Western Territories of North America: Comprising a Voyage From St Louis, on the Mississippi, to the Source of That River, and a Journey Through the Interior of Louisiana, anf the North-eastern Provinces of the New Spain

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811. First English Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Late 19th century binding of 3/4 red leather with gilt lettering and decoration with five raised bands on spine. Marbles boards. Quite pleasing binding. Rubbing to the corners, edges and spine extremities. Top edge gilt; uncut fore edge and bottom edge. Complete with both maps, one folding, Map of the Interior Part of Louisiana and the map of the Mississippi River from its source to the mouth of the Missouri. Relatively light foxing throughout but maps remarkably clean. 1 1/2" x 2" moisture oval on fore edge of first three pages, not affecting any text. Laid in is bookplate of Herman Le Roy Edgar. Overall a very nice copy of the first English edition of Pike. Remains one of the most important exploration books of North America. Howes P-373, Graff 3292, Wagner-Camp 9:2.

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        A Grammar of Botany; Containing an Explanaion of the System of Linnaeus, and the Terms of Botany with Botanical Exercises. For the Use of Schools and Students

      R. Phillips. Hardcover. London, 1811. 12mo, later full green leather. The first edition of Thornton's important work. Complete with 45 hand-colored botanical plates. Contents generally excellent with light foxing, with the exception of some light dampstaining to a few early pages. A few spots to outer edge of pages, contemporary owner signature and two modern gift inscriptions on front free endpaper. A very good copy overall. Quite scarce in its first edition. OCLC 503993702, with three copies publicly held. Two of those copies are at the British National Libraries. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1811. First Edition.

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