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        A GENERAL HISTORY AND COLLECTION OF VOYAGES AND TRAVELS Arranged in systematic order: forming a complete history of the origin and progress of navigation, discovery, and commerce, by sea and land, from the earliest ages to the present.

      Edinburgh, for William Blackwood, 1811-1816. In-8 p. (211x128), primi 17 (su 18) voll., p. vitellino coevo, decoraz. con tit. oro su tassello al dorso, ca. 500 pp. cad. vol., illustrati da 16 (su 23) carte geografiche e carte nautiche. Manca il vol. XVIII di W. Stevenson: "Historical Sketch of the Progress and Discovery, Navigation, and Commerce: from the earliest records to the beginning of the XIX century", pubblicato (anche separatamente) nel 1824: è un catalogo biografico dei viaggi per terra e per mare con gli Indici di tutta l'opera. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Brunet,III,655 - Graesse,IV,13. Celebre raccolta di letteratura di viaggi e scoperte a partire dal Medio Evo fino alla fine del '700, durante il regno di Giorgio III. Una parte importante è dedicata a specifici viaggi per terra e per mare, ordinati per ordine geografico e cronologico (in Europa, Asia, Africa, America, Australia e Poloinesia, oltre alla moltitudine di isole nel Pacifico). I difetti di questa raccolta sono nelle legature: le cerniere esterne sono abrase e con spacchi o picc. manc.; 9 voll. hanno i piatti staccati e a un vol. manca anche il piatto anter. I testi presentano solo lievi e uniformi arross. o ingialliture per la qualità della carta, altrimenti ben conservati.

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        The History of New South Wales, from its First Discovery to the Present Time... ; comprising an accurate and interesting Description of that Vast and Remarkable Country; and of the Persons, Manners, and Customs, of the Natives

      Newcastle: Mackenzie and Dent, 1811. Octavo, two maps and three plates, a little toning and offsetting; very good in recent full polished calf. Rum Rebellion court-martial. A very scarce book. This is the first issue: a later version gave the author's name on the title-page. Although appearing to be an early history of New South Wales, the earlier part is largely cribbed from Collins; the three engravings are all straight copies. Other sections are taken from Tuckey, Mann, and others.Of particular note is the substantial appendix, which deals with the court-martial of George Johnston for his part in the Rum Rebellion; the evidence presented at the court-martial, and included here, was the 'fullest, clearest and best substantiated account of the present state of the colony'.The four copies located by Ferguson were those in the prime Australian collections: Mitchell, Dixson, National Library of Australia, and Ferguson's own collection.

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        An ecclesiastical history, ancient and modern : from the birth of Christ to the beginning of the eighteenth century ... / By the late learned John Laurence Mosheim ... ; Translated from the Original Latin ... [complete in 6 volumes]

      London : Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies ..., 1811, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, New EditionFinely bound copies in modern aniline calf-backed, marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spine, with raised bands and gilt-decorated spine compartments. Some tanning evident to page margins. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Provenance: From the library of Eric George Hatfield Moody with his bookplate facing the title page of each volume. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Physical description: 6 v. ; 22 cm. Contents: v. 1. From the birth of Christ to Constantine the Great. -- v. 2. [From 400 A. D. To 1100 A. D. ] -- v. 3. [From 1100 A. D. To 1500 A. D. ] -- v.4. From the beginning of the Reformation by Luther to the present times [i. E. , 1615]. -- v. 5. [From 1600 A. D. To 1700 A. D. ] -- v. 6. [From 1700 A. D. To 1800 A. D. ]. Subjects: Mennonites - History. Society of Friends - History. Community of True Inspiration - History. Church history - Early works to 1800. Missions - Early works to 1800. Bibliography - Early printed books - 1811. Full edition statement: A new edition in six volumes, continued, to the end of the eighteenth century, By Charles Coote ... And furnished with an additional appendix to the first book, by the Right Rev. Dr. George Gleig of Stirling.

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        POEMS

      Gilbert And Hodges 1811 - 1st 1811. Very good condition with no wrapper. Full burgundy morocco binding. Gilt title, decorations and raised bands to spine. Gilt borders to covers. Marbled endpapers. Portrait frontis. Front joint cracked. Light page-edge browning. Corners rubbed. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Curtis's Botanical Magazine, or Flower-Garten displayed. In which the most Ornamental foreign Plants, cultivated in the Open Ground, the Green House, and the Stove, are accurately represented in their natural Colours. To which are added their Names, Class, Order, Generic aand Specific Characters, according to the celebrated Linnaeus; their Places of Growth, and Times of Flowering; Together with the most approved Methods of Culture. A Work Intended for the Use of such Ladies, Gentlemen, and Gardeners, as wish to become scientifically acquainted with the Plants they cultivate. Continued by John Sims, Fellow of the Royal and Linnean Societies.

      London: Sherwood, Neely & Jones 1811.. Volume 33. Mit 45 (3 gefalteten) altkolorierten Kupfertafeln (num. 1329-1373). 48 ungez. Bll. Halbleinenband. - Vorsatz stockfleckig, sonst kaum stockfleckig, insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar.. Mit hervorragenden Blumendarstellungen inaltkolorierten Kupferstichen. Das "Botanical Magazine", begründet 1787 von dem Apotheker und Botaniker William Curtis ist die bedeutendste englische Gartenzeitschrift ihrer Zeit und erscheint noch heute. - Nissen BBI 2350; Stafleu-Cowan 1290 (ausführlich).

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        The Crown Calendar for the Lincolnshire Lammas Assizes... the Twenty-Seventh of July, 1811

      Lincoln: Drury and Son, 1811. Printed bill, 365 x 230 mm., stained and creased, on very thin paper chipping at the edges; very good. For the Term of her natural life. A rare and early Macquarie-era bill for the City of Lincoln, printing the results of the Lammas Assizes held on 27 July 1811 before Sir Nash Grose and Sir Alexander Thomson. A remarkable eight prisoners are listed as under sentence of transportation, two for the terms of their natural lives.The two major sentences for transportation were handed down against Elizabeth Barton for forging a promissory note, and Edward Robinson for burglary. Barton may have married as there does not seem to be a woman of her name listed among the convict records of that date, but Robinson was certainly sent out as one of those listed on the combined manifest for the Indefatigable and Minstrel.Of the six transported for the minimum seven years, five were convicted of felony (Robert Shearing, Susanna Rogers, Clipsham Allen, Jane Hurst and Sarah Ellis), and the last, Robert Milner, for horse stealing. The fate of Shearing is a mystery, as is that of the unusually named Clipsham Allen. Robert Milner may be the man of that name transported on the Admiral Gambier and Friends but said to have been convicted at York, but the fate of the three women is clearly recorded, with Susannah (with an "h") Rogers, Hurst and Ellis joining Robinson.

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        Diccionario crítico-burlesco del que se titula "Diccionario razonado manual para inteligencia de ciertos escritores que por equivocación han nacido en España" [1ª EDICIÓN]

      Cádiz, Imprenta del Estado-Mayor General, 1811 - 8º, [2]+XVI+138 p, holandesa tela, al parecer reutilizada, algo rozada. Puntos de óxido en primeras y últimas hojas. Palau: "La obra que ataca Gallardo se atribuye a los diputados Freile Castrillón y Pastor Pérez". Del Burgo: "Gallardo escribió esta oba en defensa de las Cortes, a pesar de lo cual estuvo una temporada encerrado en el castillo de Santa Catalina en Cádiz. El libro ataca todo lo atacable, incluso la religión, y al regresar Fernando VII en 1814 el autor emigró a Inglaterra temeroso del nuevo régimen". La obra se editó varias veces en los años siguientes. Liberalismo

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        Nach rechts liegender Hund.

      1811. Radierung, 1811, auf aufgewalztem China. 12,5::15,2 cm. Aus der Serie von 12 Blättern "Die Hunde". Literatur: Goedl-Roth 32. Vollrandiger Abdruck..

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        ALS to Princess de Salm-Dyck regarding his work on a Malay dictionary and articles relating to the Baudin voyage

      Paris: October, 1811. 3 pp. autograph letter signed Léschenault, 24.5 x 18 cm., neat and legible; very good. Chasing sheep in the wilds of France. The third substantial letter in this group from Leschenault, continuing his correspondence with the Princess. Leschenault comments at length on his travails in his continuing pursuit of some Merino sheeps, which had seen him travel into the wilds of France, where the roads and villages are more horrid than those in the Indies (no doubt a reference to his time in Timor).The letter opens with his rather scathing assessment of a place called Murat in the Mountains of the department of Cantal (where it is foggy most of the time). Well he has travelled into this place, worse than anything he has seen in the Indies, all in the hope of finding out more about the best kinds of pasturage for sheep. Thank goodness he was able to retreat to a pleasant chateaux run - God save him - by a Parisian woman, where he ate well and enjoyed a walk to see the waterfall at St. Priest (near St. Etienne). At the waterfall he had the leisure to be able to inspect the rocks with some care, and found them to be composed chiefly of quartz and granite, and probably with some other elements of which he is ignorant (a rather grand conceit on his behalf, as he goes on to list in even more detail the geologic formation of the region).A significant section of the letter deals with a discussion they had obviously had about the folly of requiring dogs to protect flocks of sheep, but in his travels Leschenault has had a long conversion with a gentleman from Limousin who has shown up the error in his thinking, because of the very real - and dramatic - danger they face from wolves, and Leschenault tells an involved anecdote regarding one particular incident.He does not know where he will travel next, but he still plans to visit several more regions on his fact-finding tour, notwithstanding the constant fog and the cold très vifs. The letter concludes with his regards to her husband and daughter Clémentine.Taken together, the three letters give an immediate and often humourous insight into the social expectations of one of the more important Baudin voyage scientists, and see him continuing work that can be seen to relate to his time in the Southern Hemisphere: the Malay dictionary, his articles on the science of the voyage, and his new fascination with the Merino, which has taken him far from the comforts of his beloved Paris.

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        ALS to Princess de Salm-Dyck regarding his work on a Malay dictionary

      Paris: May, 1811. 4 pp. autograph letter (the fourth page an address panel with postal stamp), signed Leschenault, 23 x 18.5 cm., neat and legible, small tear at original seal; very good. A Baudin voyage botanist to one of his most influential patrons. Fine letter by the botanist and Baudin veteran Leschenault de la Tour regarding his scientific work in the years after his eventual return to France in 1807. This letter, part of a small archive of three to the same correspondent, is a notable contribution to our understanding of the career of Leschenault, and shows him working on projects that he had begun during his sojourn in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.Jean-Baptiste Leschenault de la Tour was chief Botanist and ornithologist of the Baudin expedition to Australia (1800-1803). Although he remained on board the Géographe during the entire Australian exploration, by the time the vessel reached Timor he was so ill that he had to be put ashore. Over the next three years he explored the botany of Java and also learned the Malay language. He returned to France in 1807, and spent the next decade working on his scientific papers, before voyaging to India in 1816.This letter and the two succeeding items were written to the femmes de lettres Princess Constance de Salm-Dyck (1767-1845). A friend of Dumas and Stendhal, she and her husband Joseph were also intimates ot Alexander von Humboldt. In 1809 the Salm-Dycks established a salon in Paris at the Hotel de Segur, and as the the present letters attest, Leschenault was a friend and frequent visitor.Leschenault writes that he has received the letter she did him the honour of writing, and discusses some work being published in the Magazin Encyclopédique and the Journal de l'Empire (the latter an anti-Napoleon newspaper that had earlier been titled the Journal des Débats); evidently the articles were quite controversial, as he refers to a "petit guerre" taking place. Leschenault goes on to complement Salm-Dyck on her book (given the date of the letter, probably her Poésies). Leschenault then continues with an account of finally seeing the first proofs of his dictionary of Malay, and noting that he hopes to improve it. He also wonders whether Salm-Dyck knows of the small 32 pp. attack on the geographical work of Malte-Brun that has recently been published, a work so polemical that it makes both parties look ridiculous, and which has not taken advantage of Salm-Dyck's own thoughts on the subject of arguments in the world of letters. There is also an engimatic comment that he no longer hears anything regarding the decree relating to the Merinos; it is not clear why Leschenault is interested in the sheep, but this must seemingly refer to the famous flock at the Royal Farm at Rambouillet. The letter finishes with his polite addresses to the Comte and their daughter Clémentine, as well as a few comment on the fish at Gregy (a property just outside Paris belonging to a friend he had recently visited).

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        RECUEIL DES LOIS DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE CONCERNANT L’ORDRE JUDICIAIRE DEPUIS 1790 JUSQU’AU 28 DÉCEMBRE 1811

      Montauban Charles Crosilhes Messidor An VI - , 20 vol. in-12, demi-veau fauve, tit. et tom. sur pc. bordeaux sur dos lisses ornés d’emblèmes révolutionnaires représentant un trophée associé à un sceptre et à un faisceau ou sorte de hache, d’une couronne de lauriers entourant la tom. et de triples filets dorés, tr. mouchetées rouges sur fond jaune, 1 p. manuscrite "Loi du 1xbre 1790 publiée le 12 xbre", (plats et coupes très lég. frottés, qq. coiffes émoussées, rares épidermures), très bel exemplaire.

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        Topographische Carte Hundert Quadrat-Meilen um Berlin.

      . Kupferstich v. Lud. Schmidt n. J. Schneider b. Achenwall & Co., dat. 1811, 42 x 50. Seltene Umgebungskarte. Nicht bei Lindner/ Zögner, Berlin im Kartenbild. Nicht bei Schulz, Stadtpläne von Berlin ( Vergleiche aber Schulz, Nr. 225 und 226 = die gleiche Karte mit anderen Verlagsangaben ). - Mit gestochener Bordüre. Über der Karte, innerhalb der gestochenen Bordüre ein Kopftitel. Unter der Karte Aufzählung der Kreise, die innerhalb der Karte von den Großbuchstaben von A - I gekennzeichnet sind. Zeigt die nahe Umgebung von Berlin. - Gebiet Oranienburg, Straußberg - Rüdersdorf, Storkow - Zossen - Beelitz, Trebelsee. Die Karte ist montiert. - Durchgängig leicht gebräunt und. Mit alten Längs- und Querfalten.

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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 - 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 (COSTUME) First edition. 8vo. 4 hand-colored stipple-engraved plates by James Hopwood after H. Corbould, J. Swan and Son, Printers, 76 Fleet Street. 241 pp. Bound in full red polished calf by Bayntun, Bath, uncut. Bookplate and small blind stamp on title page. Near fine. Hiler p. 618; Colas 2065 (French ed.); Lipperheide 3252 (French ed.) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De Indische Archipel, in het bijzonder het eiland Java.Haarlem, widow A. Loosjes (colophon: Amsterdam, printed by H. Bakels), 1823-1825. 3 volumes. 8vo. With 3 line-etched frontispieces, 3 full-page plates (2 line-etched, 1 hand-coloured aquatint with line etching), and a folding map (44 x 55.5 cm), hand-coloured in outline. Contemporary mottled half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Bastin & Brommer 124; Saalmink, p. 435; Tiele, Bibl. 283. First Dutch edition of Crawfurd's major History of the Indian Archipelago, with a preface by the translator, Pieter de Haan. Crawfurd was part of the British expedition to Java in 1811 and held several senior post during the British occupation of the island. He befriended Javanese aristocratic literati and studied both Javanese and ancient Kawi, thus acquiring an intimate knowledge of Indonesian culture. The present work is an in depth account of the archipelago, more specifically of Java, treating its native population, agriculture, sciences and arts, languages, religions, history and legislation. The coloured plate shows a Papuan boy and a native from Bali. The accurate map is by John Walker and includes the Philippines.Some browning, joints of first volume splitting, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Versuch einer wissenschaftlichen Anleitung zum Studium der Landwirthschaftslehre.

      Vienna, Beck, 1810-1811. - 8vo. 2 vols. XXXII, 544, (2) pp. XLVI, (2), 656 pp. Contemp. boards with giltstamped red label to spine. First edition. - "With this treatise Trautmann introduced a new direction in agriculture by trying to reduce most axioms to chemico-physiological principles" (cf. ADB). - Clean, almost unbrowned copy from the 27,000-volume library of Duke Max in Bavaria (1808-88), father of Empress Elizabeth of Austria, with his shelfmark label. ADB XXXVIII, 518. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Specimens of the Early English Poets

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1811. Fourth edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Bookplate of Sir Thomas Baring (Probitate Et Labore -By honesty and toil) son of the founder of Baring's Bank (In 1802, Barings and Hope were called on to facilitate the largest land purchase in history - the Louisiana Purchase. Technically, the United States purchased Louisiana from Barings and Hope, not from Napoleon-Wikipedia) Three volumes in a contemporary dark tan leather binding with five gilt bands, maroon and brown title labels with gilt date (1811) and tooling to spines and gilt border to covers. Headbands and corners worn. Vol. II hinge tender, but holding.

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        General Court-Martial, held at Chelsea, for the trial of Lieutenant Col. Johnston , Of the 102d Regiment, On May 7, 1811 [docket title]

      London, 1811. Foolscap broadside (verso with docket title); originally folded but remaining unbound, with deckle edges; in very good condition, framed. An exceptional rarity: the trial of George Johnston. One of the rarest and most significant of all pieces associated with William Bligh.Known today in just a handful of copies, this single-leaf broadside prints the verdict and sentence of the court-martial of Johnston for deposing Bligh as governor of New South Wales. A "General Order" publishing the findings of the court was published by H.M. Stationery Office for official distribution (known today from the Mitchell Library copy only), but some days after the conclusion of the trial Bligh was shocked to find in a London newspaper a fraudulent announcement of a verdict in Johnston's favour. He quickly had this version privately printed, for distribution to friends and to the press, so as to scotch any harmful rumours.Bligh had been appointed governor of New South Wales specifically to resolve the long-standing British dissatisfaction with the administration of New South Wales. Indeed, from the moment he took office at the end of 1806, Bligh set about breaking the political and monopolistic stranglehold of the corrupt Rum Corps officers. His main opponent was the discordant and corrupt ex-soldier, John Macarthur. When Macarthur was charged with a breach of Port Regulations in January 1808, he deliberately raised the stakes and had six of his Rum Corps cronies, sitting illegally as a court, grant him bail. When Bligh refused to recognise this improperly constituted "court", the weak and vacillating commander of the New South Wales Corps, George Johnston, was persuaded to arrest Bligh and take command of the settlement to avoid the "insurrection and massacre" that Macarthur claimed were imminent if the disaffected populace - in other words, Macarthur and friends - should rise against Bligh's "tyranny". For a full year Bligh remained in the colony, powerless until the new governor, Lachlan Macquarie, arrived to reinstate and relieve him. When finally the leaders of this extraordinary coup were brought to trial only Johnston was court-martialled while the other rebels escaped criminal proceedings on a legal technicality.Ferguson was initially unaware of this broadside; several years into his Bibliography he was able to record the then unique Mackaness copy at the end of his fourth volume - and that copy is still the only one recorded in the 1986 Ferguson Addenda (it was sold in 1968 from the second Mackaness catalogue for A$1250, three times the price of Bligh's Voyage in the same catalogue). In recent times the Davidson copy has also appeared for sale.

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        FABLES ANCIENT AND MODERN

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        Surgical Observations on Injuries of the Head; and on miscellaneous Subjects.

      . Philadelphia: Printed for Thomas Dobson, at the Stone Houise, No.41, South Second street, 1811, 8°, 299, (1) pp., 1 Taf.; "New Books, .. publ. Thomas Dobson" 2 pp., Halbereinband mit alten Deckeln, Rücken erneuert.. First American Edition. First neurosurgical book printed in America! - John Abernethy (1764-1831), a pupil of Percivall Pott and one of his successors as Surgeon at St. Bartholomew's, wrote one of the first separate monographs on head injuries in the beginning of the 19th century. In addition to outlining the same principles that had been formulated by Pott, Abernethy noted the occurrence of a fixed dilated pupil in a case of epiural hematoma. He felt this was an additional sign to distinguish compression of the brain from concussion, but he did not recognize the lateralizing significance of his observations. This work was published the following year in Philadelphia and is the first book on neurosurgical topic printed in America." Eugene S. Flamm. In: A Hist. of Neurosurgery (Ed. by Samuel H. Greenblatt), p.78 ... - - "It is difficult to ascertain the exact priority for suggesting carotid ligation. It was first used to control hemorrhage from traumatic laceration of the carotid artery. A particularly vivid surgical description is provide by John Abernethy." Eugene S. Flamm. In: : A Hist. of Neurosurgery (Ed. by Samuel H. Greenblatt), p.267 - - "John Abernethy ligated a lacerated artery in a patient who was gored by an ox. While the patient died, the procedure attracted significant attention. Within a few years, and throughout the 19th century, there were numerous reports of successful cervical carotid artery ligation for the treatment of trauma and intracranial aneurysms."Issam A. Awad. In: : A Hist. of Neurosurgery (Ed. by Samuel H. Greenblatt), p.273

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        PRACTICAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR MILITARY OFFICERS

      1811 - HOYT, E[paphras]. PRACTICAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR MILITARY OFFICERS: Comprehending a Concise System of Military Geometry, Field Fortification and Tactics of Riflemen and Light Infantry. Also The Scheme for Forming a Corps of a Partisan, and Carrying on the Petite Guerre, by Roger Stevenson, Esq., Revised, Corrected and Enlarged. To Which is Annexed, A New Military Dictionary; Containing the French Words, and Other Technical Terms, now used in the Art of War; with other Matter Connected with Military Operations. Greenfield (MA): John Denio, 1811. First thus. viii, 479 pp. + 1 pp. errata. 8vo., full calf. Both boards and front flyleaf detached. Moderate foxing to text and plates. 14 engraved plates, some folding. Spine split, bookblock still intact. As is. Sabin 33403.

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        The plays of William Shakspeare : accurately printed from the text of the corrected copy left by the late George Steevens, esq. With a series of engravings, from original designs of H. Fuseli ... [complete in 9 volumes]

      London : printed for J. Nichols and Son; F.C. and J. Rivington; J. Stockdale ... [and 36 others], 1811, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, New EditionGood to very good copies bound in contemporary full aniline calf. Gilt titles to spines, with gilt and blind tooling to compartments. Gilt and blind-tooled borders to panels. Spine bands and panel edges slightly worn and rubbed as with age. Minor surface marks to boards. Some hinges starting (vols., 2, 3, 4, & 9). Bumped corners. Marbled endpapers. Scattered foxing, mainly to intro. and end-pages of vols. Remains quite well-preserved overall.; ; Physical description: 9 v. : ill. ; 23 cm. Subjects: Shakespeare, William (1564-1616) -- Plays -- Collections. Notes: "... and a selection of explanatory and historical notes from the most eminent commentators; A history of the stage, a life of Shakespeare, &c. by Alexander Chalmers." --title page. Contents: v. 1. [Historical and critical matter] The tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor. --v. 2 Twelfth-night. Measure for measure. Much ado about nothing. Midsummer-night's dream. Love's labour's [sic] lost. --v. 3. Merchant of Venice. As you like it. All's well that ends well. Taming of the Shrew. Winter's tale. --v. 4. Comedy of errors. Macbeth. King John. King Richard II. King Henry IV., part I. --v. 5. King Henry IV., part II. King Henry V. King Henry VI., part I. King Henry VI., part II. --v. 6. King Henry VI., part III. King Richard III. King Henry VIII. Troilus and Cressida. --v. 7. Timon of Athens. Coriolanus. Julius Ceasar. Antony and Cleopatra. --v. 8. Cymbeline. Titus Andronicus. Pericles. King Lear. --v. 9. Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet. Othello. Glossarial index.

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        The Art of Preserving all Kind of Animal and Vegetable Substances for Several Years. Translated from the French

      London: Printed for Black, Parry, and Kingsbury, 1811., 1811. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 12mo. Contemporary full mottled calf with red title label and gilt to spine, gilt rule to boards, marbled end papers, speckled edges. Rubbed to extremities; William Middleton's bookplate to paste down. With folding plate. A superb copy. In 1795 Appert began developing the first workable process under Napoleon's auspices as a much needed way to maintain and extend the line of supply of food to military campaigns. Only in 1810 was he allowed to publish the method. Appert's method was strictly empirical. Pasteur eventually discovered a scientific explanation for the process and refined its operation. Pasteur later admitted that his own process of pasteurization was chiefly a refinement and scientific explanation of Appert's methods. "Appert, the son of an innkeeper, was a cook and confectioner, working in his father's establishment at first and then for several noblemen in the days before the French Revolution. Self-educated, he was interested in devices for preserving food, for professional purposes. So was Napoleon, for economic and military purposes. Napoleon offered a prize in 1795 for practical preservation methods, and Appert spent fourteen years working out a system in which by first heating the food and then sealing it from air, putrefaction was prevented. He opened a factory to produce such sealed products in 1804... Napoleon gave him 12,000 francs in 1809 and Appert then published his discovery - which served as the foundation of the vast canning industry of today and, with Borden's work a half century later, altered the food habits of man." Lowndes I, 58. Vicaire Bibliog. Gastronomique, 35. Encyclopedia Brittannica.

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        A New Map of Part of the United States of North America, containing the Carolinas and Georgia, also the Floridas and part of the Bahama Islands.

      John Cary, London 1811 - The map comes from Cary\\\\\\\\\\\'s new universal atlas, containing distinct maps of all the principal states and kingdoms throughout the World. From the latest and best authorities. London: Printed for J. Cary, Engraver and Map-seller, No. 181, near Norfolk Street, Strand, 1808. The atlas was first published in 1808 (The 1st ed.). which our map is an example from the first edition of 1808. The atlas was reissued in 1811, 1819 (one third of the maps amended), 1824 (maps unchanged from 1819 except for the date), 1828 (same as 1824, except for date changes, with reissues in 1833, 1836 (Baskes), and 1844). This is a fine and important atlas, one of the best of its period, and a source for American mapmakers atlas The state of Georgia has been extended to the shores of the Mississippi River. The map depicts territories controlled by different native American nations, and also depicts different hunting grounds. In addition to this many roads are shown in the states of North and South Carolina and Tennessee. Florida has been separated into two parts, east and west. At the time of the map?s publication the territory of Florida was under Spanish control but this was later ceded to the United States in 1819., Size : 460x520 (mm), 18.125x20.5 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring Very Good, small tear on the right part of the upper margin professionally repaired not affecting the image. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A New Map of Part of the UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA, containing the Carolinas and Georgia also the Floridas and part of the Bahama Islands

      London., 1811. Copper engraving. Original colour. Very good condition. Some minor offset. Size: 52 x 46 cm. (20½ x 18 inches) Beautiful map of southern part of early nineteenth-century United States, when the Mississippi formed the western border. It shows the extent of development in the South at the time; an interesting detail is the native-American lands of western Georgia (present day Mississippi and Alabama). John Cary is considered by some to be the finest of English cartographers. His maps, although not the most decorative, appeal for their clarity, detail and the precision of engraving. When the Ordnance Survey began accurately mapping the UK, they used John Cary's style as the basis for their work. From Cary's New Universal Atlas.

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        Les américaines ou la preuve de la religion chrétienne par les lumières naturelles; Par Mme. Leprince de Beaumont.

      Saint-Michel et Beaucé, Brunot-Labbe, 1811 - Paris, Saint-Michel et Beaucé, Brunot-Labbe, 1811. 6 vol. in 12 de 309pp., 287pp., 285pp., 427pp., 357pp., 260pp., reliures en plein veau blond raciné de l'époque, dos lisses ornés de caissons, de chaînettes, de filets et de frises dorés, pièces de titre de basane noire surlignées et soulignées de filets dorés, pièces de tomaison de basane rouge en médaillon entourées d'un fer doré, titre et tomaison doré, bâtonnets dorés en biais sur les coiffes, coiffe supérieure du premier volume à moitié arasée, un trou de ver à la queue du second volume, filet et guirlande dorés sur les plats, marque dorée d'un pensionat au centre du plat supérieur du premier volume, une petite galerie de ver à la charnière supérieure du second volume et à la queue de la charnière inférieure du quatrième volume, queue du mors inférieur du volume I. fendillé sans gravité; reliure ferme et solide, roulette de bâtonnets dorés sur les coupes, coins très légèrement frottés, angle inférieur externe des pages de titres du volume 1, 2, 3, 4 et 6 déchiré touchant une partie du nom et adress de l'éditeur, grand ex-libris d'un prix de pensionat contrecollé au premier contreplat des volumes 1, 3, 5 et 6, quelques rares rousseurs mais intérieur frais, tranches mouchetées en rouge, bon et bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Snowdrop

      London 1811 - Dr. Robert John Thornton (1768-1837) hand-colored engraving, 15" x 12.25", The Snowdrop, is from his book titled The Temple of Flora, or Garden of Nature, Picturesque Botanical Plates of the new Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus. Thornton began to indulge his lifelong love for botany in 1799. Determined to surpass the Germans in scholarship and the French in printing artistry, he planned a book of philosophic and literary distinction, illustrated by some of the best painters working in Britain. Within the book there are five frontispieces, portraits and allegorical compositions with thirty-two plates of flowers. Thornton made up each set with twenty-nine or thirty-two in varied arrangements. The lengthy text was primarily written by Thornton himself, where artists were commissioned to design and paint the images. The majority of designs were done by Peter Henderson and Philip Reinagle. The intaglio plates - a varied combination of mezzotint, aquatint, line and stipple engraving, finished with watercolor -were executed by Bartolozzi and other English masters. The title notwithstanding, few of the plates are of scientific interest. It is the forceful stylization of flowers, together with their historical, allegorical and/or fanciful backgrounds (prescribed by Thornton) that place the Temple of Flora among the greatest botanical books of all time. This plate is in excellent condition with evidence of binding on the right edge and a small stain in the top right margin. The brilliant coloring of the Snowdrop is highlighted against the receding hillside and billowing clouds.

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        An Account of the Kingdom of Nepaul, being the Substance of Observations made during a Mission to that Country, in the Year 1793.

      London: Printed for William Miller, 1811 - First edition. 4to. pp. xx, 386, [2, Index]; folding map, 13 engraved plates, one hand-coloured plate of 'The Khalidge' (a pheasant); minor spotting, offsetting from some of the uncoloured plates to text, else a very good and wide-margined copy in full calf, sometime rebacked with raised bands and contrasting lettering piece.

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        Mémoire sur la guerre soutèraine, la poudre de mine et sur une nouvelle bouche à feu nommée pétard soutèrain.

      1811 - In 4, demi reliure de chagrin marron, dos lisse orné ( reliure moderne). Manuscrit de 47 pages de Mr Coutèle capitaine au Corps impérial du génie, il fut nommé en 1794 capitaine commandant les Aérostiers, et il participa à l'expédition d'Égypte avec Conté ; il fut élevé au grade de chef de brigade par Kléber. Prolongeant le mémoire du général Marescot, le capitaine Coutèle présente son expérience sur l'art de transformer le combat à ciel ouvert en combat souterrain, pour l'attaque ou la défense des places de guerre. Puis il expose la conception et la réalisation de sa machine infernale, et le système de son invention pour rendre l'air respirable dans les souterrains. Ce manuscrit fut imprimé par Canis à Nice et Publié en 1812 à Savone, avec 3 planches qui ne figurent pas dans le manuscrit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      O.O. u. D. (1811).. Eine halbe Seite auf einem Doppelblatt. Mitteilung an einen "Monseigneur" über seine Hochzeit mit Marie -Celeste Erard am 3.August 1811: "Monseigneur Votre Excellence vent ( ) bien permettre que j'aie l'honneur de lui faire part de mon mariage avec Malle. Erard : J'ose compter sur l'interet que votre Excellence daignera prendre a cet evenement(!) Mit einem 13-zeiligen Vermerk (des Empfängers?). Ränder angestaubt und mit kleinen Einrissen, sonst gut erhalten..

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

      London: S. and J. Fuller, 1811. Published in the year following the first edition. pp. [2], 15, [1], [2].Fifteen numbered pages of rhyming text, verso of final page blank, both front and rear original blanks present. Illustrated by an accompanying hand-painted printed card doll figures; there are seven outfits; and two (of four? removable) hats, the head is missing and has been replaced with a later 20th C. substitute. The original card "slipcase" is present and though a little worn (split?) at the edges and slightly marked, in remarkably good condition. The card wrappers of the book are again in remarkably good condition, internally the book is very good, a little reading wear and minimal staining to the edges of a few pages, the original ribbon is not present. Notwithstanding the missing head, a very good copy. (Bibliographical note: we also have an 1810 (first edition) of this work and it has been useful to compare directly the two editions. It is interesting to note that whilst the figures are ostensibly the same the printing of them is quite different - the later edition is bolder with additional lines engraved; additionally the way the outline of the figures have been cut out differs too. One might suspect that the number of additional items such as hats etc. differed too between editions - and what the publisher had available at any one time.). Seventh Edition. Card Covers. Very Good. 16mo.

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        Treatise on Surgical anatomy. Part the first.

      Printed By N. Kelly, for Gilbert and Hodges, Dublin 1811 - Reliure d'époque, dos lisse filets dorés, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, plats marbrés. Titre avec en haut de page la signature manuscrite de John William Cusack (1791-1881), chirurgien célèbre, tampon de celui-ci en première page de la préface. 5p, 219 pages. Texte en très bon état, sans rousseurs, exemplaire solide. Seule édition de cet ouvrage, probablement le premier travail sur la chirurgie anatomique réalisé par un irlandais. A. Colles était professeur d'anatomie et chirurgien au Collège Royal de Chirurgie d'Irlande.Il fut le premier en Europe à traiter le problème d'artère et d'anévrisme. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Map Of The State Of Pennsylvania By Reading Howell MDCCCXI.

      Philadelphia 1811 - Deckled edges; centerfold reinforced, else excellent. Separately published¿very scarce. In 1792 Reading Howell published the first map of Pennsylvania to show the full extent of the state with accurate boundary lines. The present work is an amplified version of this work and the first edition of it published in the 19th century. Moreover, this edition was elegantly engraved by John Vallance, who also produced the first official plan of Washington, DC and the Griffith map of Maryland. Howell¿s excellent map was not superseded until 1822 when Melish¿s map of the state appeared. Ristow, pp. 108-109; cf. Rumsey 4181.

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        The Works of Adam Smith, LL.D....With an account of his life and writings by Dugald Stewart. In Five Volumes

      London: T.Cadell and W.Davies, 1811.1812 5 volumes, octavo, contemporary calf, contemporary labels lettered in gilt, edges rubbed, covers scuffed, ruled in gilt, spines richly gilt, pp.xv +611; viii + (1) + 499; vi + 523; v + (1) + 515; iv + 584, engraved frontispiece portrait of Adam Smith to volume I from the Tassie medallion drawn by J.Jackson and engraved by S.Picart, contemporary engraved armorial bookplate of William Barlee and bookplateof David Oliver, an attractive set. Kress B5917. Goldsmith 20438. Vanderblue p.45. First edition of the first printing of The Works of Adam Smith. Volume I contains The Theory of Moral Sentiments from the sixth edition; volume II, III, IV The Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations from the fourth edition; volume V Considerations concerning the Formation of Languages; Essays on Philosophical Subjects; Account of the Life and Writings of Dr Smith taken from the Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1793. The Appendixpp.553-584 containsAdam Smith?s two contributions in 1755 to the journal The Edinburgh Review which was a review of Johnson?s Dictionary and A Letter to the Author?s of the Edinburgh Review.

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        General Orders. Spain and Portugal. April 27th To December 28th, 1809. Volume I [Signed]

      London. Printed by Authority, by T. Egerton, Military Library, Whitehall First Edition 1811. 1811. First edition hard back binding in contemporary full diced brown leather, raised bands to the spine with gilt titles on three faded labels, all page edges gilt, marble end leaves. 8vo. 8½'' x 5¼''. Contains [iv] 288 [including index] printed pages of text. Ink name and pencil numbers to the second front free end paper, very light foxing, from the private library of Thomas Godwin Campbell Reynolds with his coat of arms bookplate to the front paste down. In April 1809 Charles Stewart was made Adjutant General to Sir Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) with the British forces fighting in the Peninsular War, a post in which he distinguished himself, particularly at the battles of Busaco and Talavera. He received the thanks of Parliament in 1810, and on 20 November 1813 was made Colonel of the 25th Light Dragoons, becoming a Knight of the Bath that same year. Until the end of the war he was Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Berlin, and was also Military Commissioner with the allied armies, being wounded at the Battle of Kulm. Through his daughter Lady Frances, Lord Londonderry was the great-grandfather of Winston Churchill. SIGNED by Charles Stewart to the verso of the title page 'For the use of the Brigade Major attached to the 1st Brigade of Cavalry, Charles Stewart, August 1809.' Ron McGuigan: 'I have never come across the numbering of the cavalry brigades before, only by commanders's names. The following three officers were Brigade-Majors to the cavalry in 1809 including August: Captain John Mahony 14th Light Dragoons, B-M to S. Cotton (Challis lists as 2nd Brigade?), Captain George Holmes 3rd Dragoon Guards, B-M to H. Fane (Challis lists as 1st Brigade?), Captain William Serle 24th Foot, B-M to J. Erskine (no number)'. A special thank you to author Ron McGuigan, [co-author of 'Inside Wellington's Peninsular Army 1808-1814'], for supplying and helping with the above information. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Archiv der Gewächskunde. 1.-3. [v. 5] Lieferung.

      Wien, Auf Kosten des Herausgebers 1811-1812.. XXIV S. (Titelei zu Bd. 1), 16 u. 7(1) S., 3 Bll. (nicht nach Seitenfolge geordnet). Mit zus. 97 Kupferst.-Tafeln (Hohlaus, Kazinger, Frike u. Strenzel del.; Beyer, Müller u. Seher sc.). Unbeschnittene OInterimsbroschüren m. schwarzgedr. Tit. auf Vorderdeckel. Einbde. angestaubt, rissig sowie stellenw. fleckig u. m. Knickspuren; Text u. Taf. tlw. eselsohrig, angeschmutzt u. wasserfl.; 3. Lfg. in Lagen zerfallen.. Pritzel 9442; Wurzbach XLVI, 282 (hier nur 250 Taf.); Graesse VI, 191; Brunet V, 929. Das zweibändige Gesamtwerk erschien in 5 Lieferungen mit insgesamt 296 Tafeln. Vorliegend die ersten drei Lieferungen, davon bilden die ersten beiden zusammen die Abteilung 'Abbildungen der ökonomischen und offizinellen Pflanzen'. Der Erscheinungszeitraum wird in den unterschiedlichen Bibliographien nicht übereinstimmend angegeben: bei Pritzel 1812-18, bei Wurzbach 1811-21 u. bei Brunet u. Graesse 1811-14. - Der österreichische Botaniker und Mykologe Leopold Trattinnick, auch Leopold Trattinick (1764-1849) wurde 1806 Landes-Phytograph von Niederösterreich und war von 1809-1835 Kustos am k.k. Hof-Naturalien-Kabinett in Wien, dessen Herbarium er bedeutend erweiterte. Die Pflanzengattung Trattinnickia aus der Familie der Balsambaumgewächse wurde von Carl Ludwig Willdenow nach T. benannt. T. veröffentlichte mehrere mykologische Werke sowie einige nur in kleiner Auflage erschienene Tafelwerke, die größtenteils durch die Blumenmaler Franz Reinelli und Ignaz Strenzel illustriert wurden. "..für die Herausgabe seiner Werke, die ihrer Kostspieligkeit wegen keinen Verleger fanden, opferte er große Summen.." (Wurzb.). - Überaus selten. Die häufig in Lieferungen u. im Selbstverlag des Verfassers erschienen Werke sind komplett sehr schwer zu finden. Die hübschen u. detailgetreuen Pflanzenabbildungen in vorlieg. Ansichtenwerk sind größtenteils von Ignaz Strenzel (1786-1832), der Professor an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Wien war.

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        A NEW MAP OF AMERICA, FROM THE LATEST AUTHORITIES.

      London. 1811 - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 59 x 51 cm. (23 x 20 inches) Good condition; light offsetting. Some offsetting and staining to margins not affecting the engraved surface. Clear and accurate map of the Americas in the early nineteenth century. The coastline is accurately depicted apart from the unexplored north-west passage. The map is coloured by country, which shows the United States (green) ending at the Mississipi, and the territory to the west (yellow) merging with Mexico in the south, and Canada (red) in the north. John Cary was considered 'the most representative, able and prolific of English cartographers'. Tooley says, 'As an engraver he was elegant and exact with fine clear lettering and great delicacy of touch'. When the Ordnance Survey began accurately mapping the UK, they used John Cary's style as the basis for their work. From: Cary's New Universal Atlas, Containing Distinct Maps of All the Principal States and Kingdoms Throughout the World.

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        Traité complet du Kermès, considéré sous un rapport nouveau, relativement aux circonstances de sa vie, à sa propagation, à sa conservation. Et aux moyens de le rendre propre à remplacer la Cochenille des Iles.

      Paris, A. Bertrand, 1811. 8vo (208 x 130mm). pp. (2), 101, with 2 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, richly gilt decorated spine, blue sides with gilt borders. "Chacun doit chercher à utiliser les ressources de notre sol afin de substituer les productions indigènes à celles d'Amérique; déjà l'on a beaucoup fait pour le sucre et pour l'indigo: il est bien à désirer que nous puissions aussi remplacer la cochenille' (page 1). Cochineal is a scale insect from which the crimson-coloured natural dye carmine is derived. An attractive copy.//Provenance: Bookplate of J. d'Aguilar.//Horn-Schenkling 22358.

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        The New Chronicles of England and France, In Two Parts.

      London. F.C. and J. Rivington et al. 1811. - First Ellis Edition - the sole modern edition. Illustrated by a fold-out copper plate engraved Frontis and a woodcut of a heraldic shield en texte. Thick, tall 4to. 9" x 11.75". Handsomely bound in full diced calfskin. Blind embossed decorative boarders to covers. Gilt ruled spine compartments with blind embossed and gilt tooled motifs. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titled morocco labels. Robert Fabyan (died 1513), chronicler, was born in London, of which he became an Alderman and Sheriff. He kept a diary of notable events, which he expanded into a chronicle entitled, The Concordance of Histories. It covers the period from the arrival of Brutus in England to the death of through the reign of Elizabeth I , and deals mainly with the affairs of London. It was first published in 1515, with the title of The New Chronicles of England and France. Volume has been fastidiously rebacked to lavish effect. Covers moderately rubbed with some darkening and blemishes. Professionally re-enforced corners gently bumped. Usual minor scattered foxing and offset. A very attractive, extremely bright and crisp copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dokument mit eigenh. Paraphe („N").

      Compiegne, 10. September 1811. - 1½ SS. Folio. Napoleons Paraphe im linken Rand der Recto-Seite eines an ihn gerichteten Schreibens von Henri Clarke d’Hunebourg, Duc de Feltre, vom 8. September über die Stationierung der Brigadegendarmerie im Departement Lippe: „[.] Cette Brigade étant attachée à la Compagnie de la Lippe, le nombre des Brigades à cheval de cette Compagnie serait porté à 12 et la place de Wesel deviendrai alors le chef lieu d’une Lieutenance en remplacement de Roer [.]". – Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf „Rapport A Sa Majesté l’Empereur et Roi"; papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und mit einigen Anmerkungen von Schreiberhand; alt in Trägerpapier montiert.

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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, AND THE NORTH-EASTERN PROVINCES OF NEW SPAIN. PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1805, 1806, 1807

      London. 1811.. [4],vi,[2],[v]-xx,436pp. plus two maps (one folding). Half title. Quarto. Contemporary sheep, spine gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Boards a bit scuffed and stained, joints worn. Later bookplate on front pastedown. Light foxing and minor offsetting to maps and facing pages. Clean internally, very good. Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand's copy, with his library stamp on the verso of the front free endpaper, reading "Bibliotheque de Valençay." Talleyrand, one of the great survivors of French history, managed to navigate his way from being a bishop prior to the French Revolution, serve as a minister and close advisor to Napoleon, aid in deposing him, and serve again as a key minister of the restored Royal government. His cynical brand of power politics make him one of the most interesting figures of his era. This is an extraordinary association copy, since Talleyrand, as Napoleon's Foreign Minister, was responsible for both the acquiring and sale by France of the areas explored by Zebulon Pike a few years later. In 1800, in the Treaty of San Idelfonso, Spain ceded France control of the Louisiana territory, a vast and fertile area stretching northwest from New Orleans, and encompassing about 827,000 square miles. Napoleon briefly entertained a grand strategy in the Americas, but abandoned it in early 1803, as imminent war between France and England convinced him that his dreams of American empire would de thwarted, since British naval superiority made communication impossible. On the principal that the enemy of his enemy was his friend, in a move that dramatically altered American history, Napoleon empowered Talleyrand, his Foreign Minister, to offer the entire Louisiana Territory to the Americans and thus keep it out of British hands. On April 11, 1803, Talleyrand allegedly asked the American minister Robert Livingston, "What will you give for the whole?" A few weeks later, the United States agreed to pay France just over $11 million for the entire territory, roughly three cents an acre. Once Louisiana was acquired, President Jefferson dispatched the expeditions of Lewis & Clark and Zebulon Pike to survey the new territory. This is Pike's report of the first United States expedition to the Southwest, here in the handsome first British edition. One of the most important American travel books, including accounts of Pike's explorations on the Mississippi, Red, and Arkansas rivers, Texas, and the Spanish settlements in New Mexico. The maps present in this edition are the "Map of the Interior Part of Louisiana" and a reduced version of the map of the Mississippi. The Pike expedition stands with the narratives of Lewis and Clark, and Long, as the most important of the early books on western exploration. The six-page Preface and one leaf of General Contents at the beginning of this copy are actually intended for David McPherson's THE HISTORY OF THE EUROPEAN COMMERCE WITH INDIA, published the next year by the same publisher. The entire Pike work is present. A remarkable association copy of the minister who brokered the entire Louisiana Territory's sale to the United States. WAGNER-CAMP 9:2. RITTENHOUSE 467 (note). HOWES P373. GRAFF 3292. FIELD 1218. STREETER TEXAS 1047.

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        General Orders. Spain and Portugal. April 27th To December 28th, 1809. Volume I [Signed]

      London. Printed by Authority, by T. Egerton, Military Library, Whitehall First Edition . 1811. - First edition hard back binding in contemporary full diced brown leather, raised bands to the spine with gilt titles on three faded labels, all page edges gilt, marble end leaves. 8vo. 8½'' x 5¼''. Contains [iv] 288 [including index] printed pages of text. Ink name and pencil numbers to the second front free end paper, very light foxing, from the private library of Thomas Godwin Campbell Reynolds with his coat of arms bookplate to the front paste down. In April 1809 Charles Stewart was made Adjutant General to Sir Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) with the British forces fighting in the Peninsular War, a post in which he distinguished himself, particularly at the battles of Busaco and Talavera. He received the thanks of Parliament in 1810, and on 20 November 1813 was made Colonel of the 25th Light Dragoons, becoming a Knight of the Bath that same year. Until the end of the war he was Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Berlin, and was also Military Commissioner with the allied armies, being wounded at the Battle of Kulm. Through his daughter Lady Frances, Lord Londonderry was the great-grandfather of Winston Churchill. SIGNED by Charles Stewart to the verso of the title page 'For the use of the Brigade Major attached to the 1st Brigade of Cavalry, Charles Stewart, August 1809.' Ron McGuigan: 'I have never come across the numbering of the cavalry brigades before, only by commanders's names. The following three officers were Brigade-Majors to the cavalry in 1809 including August: Captain John Mahony 14th Light Dragoons, B-M to S. Cotton (Challis lists as 2nd Brigade?), Captain George Holmes 3rd Dragoon Guards, B-M to H. Fane (Challis lists as 1st Brigade?), Captain William Serle 24th Foot, B-M to J. Erskine (no number)'. A special thank you to author Ron McGuigan, [co-author of 'Inside Wellington's Peninsular Army 1808-1814'], for supplying and helping with the above information. Member of the P.B.F.A. ENGLISH HISTORY [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        ALMANACH du Commerce de Paris, des départemens de l'Empire Français, et des principales villes du monde.

      Paris, chez J. de La Tynna 1811 - fort in-8, 1022 pp., demi-basane caramel, dos lisse orné de filets dorés (reliure postérieure). Cachet humide de la collection Debuisson.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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