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        The Dramatic Works of Ben Jonson, and Beaumont and Fletcher: The First Printed from the Text, and with the Notes of Peter Whalley; The Latterl from the Text, and with the notes of George Colman.

      John Stockdale, London 1811 - 4 Volumes. Frontis (portraits). Half morocco and marbled boards. Raised bands and gilt titles to spines. Some rubbing to boards, else good. A handsome set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath Rare Books ABA ANZAAB]
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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America: together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David

      Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1811. (BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER) 4to. With fore-edge painting. Contemporary full blue straight-grained morocco, sides with gilt cathedral borders, gilt- stamped cornerpieces, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Handsome binding. Bookplate of J. Powell Powell . Beautiful and unusually elegant binding, decorated with a fine painting of a cathedral along the fore-edge

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      Arthus-Bertrand, Paris 1811 - Saton Domingo; Caribbean; French Language Text.; Engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 494 pages; Notes historical, political and statistics on this part; Reflections on North America, and Considerations on South America, and the restoration of Saint-Domingue. Features the portrait of General Ferrand, foldout view of ruins of the old palace of Christopher Columbus, and a large foldout hand colored map of the positions of both armies with transverse tear through one of it's 8 panels. Specific historical events of the last part of Eastern Santo Domingo from August 10, 1808, through to Santo Domingo's capitulation in 1811. In contemporary calf leather, binding solid, foxing, lacking front free endpaper, marbled eps, pp144-61 with water stain to up marginnot into text. Text complete and easily readable. Three unidentified ownership signatures. Sabin 29234. Rare description of the successful rebellion of a group of Spanish landowners and the Haïtian population against French rule. In owner's plastic cover. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise on the Defence of Portugal, with a Military Map of the Country; to which is added, a Sketch of the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants, and Principal events of the Campaigns under Lord Wellington The third edition, with considerable additions

      London, printed for T. Egerton, 1811 - three-quarter dark green calf with gilt titles and blue marbled paper custom bound in 1811 for a noble family (handsome duBois bookplate tipped in and tooled and gilded bee device [the oldest emblem of the French sovereigns] and crowned Napoleonic 'N' on spine) This is most complete edition of this text, as the author states: : 'Considerable additions were made to the second edition of this work, and five plates added in the third edition. The military events have been brought down, principally from the Gazette accounts, to the period of the retreat of the French army under Marshal Marmont from the vicinity of Badajoz; a plan of the battle of Albuera has been added, and the map has been retouched, and filled up with upwards of 300 small towns and villages in Portugal. The frontiers of Spain, with the principal military roads and communications have been also engraved on the map' (p. viii)." 371pp untrimmed pages marbled endpapers very slight rubbing to raised bands, corners and tail some wrinkling to later pages (from binding) otherwise a truly exceptional and beautiful copy of this scarce Peninsular War treatise from the collection of Edward Lathem, longtime director of the Dartmouth College Libraries photographs and provenance on request [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        H.N. Zoologie Poissons.

      c. 1811, Paris - Plate 27, Image Size : 565x430 (mm), 22.25x16.875 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 655x540 (mm), 25.75x21.25 (Inches), Hand Colored, Copper Engraving

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        H.N. Mammiferes Pl 7 ;1. Belier a Large Queue 2. Moufflon a Manchettes

      Paris 1811 - Egyptian domestic animals., Image Size : , Platemark Size : 590x425 (mm), 23.25x16.75 (Inches), Paper Size : 710x490 (mm), 27.875x19.25 (Inches), Hand Colored, Copper Engraving

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      Trenton: Published by D. Fenton, . 1811 - 226pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, gilt morocco label. Calf rubbed on spine, head of spine cracked. Lower 1 1/4 inch of pp.59/60 torn away, with a total loss of three lines of text on each page. Foxing. A good copy. A remarkable picaresque history, with many travels through the South between 1800 and 1808. Born in Germany in 1781, Oehler claimed he arrived in Baltimore in 1800 as a bound tailor; escaped to become a dancing master in Alexandria and then a fencing master in Port Tobacco, Maryland; then went to Santo Domingo, where he says he served with Toussaint; Egypt; China; Charleston, South Carolina, in 1802; then Columbia, Augusta, and Nashville. In 1805 and 1806 he experimented with ballooning in Nashville and Natchez (an ad in a Natchez newspaper for 1806 corroborates this part of the sometimes incredible tale). In New Orleans he claims to have learned "Legerdemain," by which he paid his debts, but which got him thrown in jail in Mexico. He gives a long account of his sojourn, in and out of jail, in Mexico. Returning to the U.S., he made two trading expeditions to the west of the Mississippi, one to Natchitoches in 1807. He returned overland to Georgia in 1808, and later settled in New Jersey. Felcone records two issues printed in 1811. FELCONE 1187. HOWES O25. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 51124. KAPLAN 4310. SABIN 56732. CLARK II:110.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Élémens de fortifications. A l'usage des officiers des etats-majors des armées, et mis a la portée des jeunes éleves des écoles militaires. I: Text; II: Plates. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Paris, l'Ainé, 1811-12. - Three volumes bound in two. Crown octavo. I-II. Text Volume: two books, paginated consecutively, pp. vii, (i blank), 544; 545-806. With title-page to each book. Footnotes, side references to illustrations, tables. III. Plate Volume: 377 finely engraved illustrations, plans, and maps on 71 fold-out copperplates. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary half polished calf and marbled paper over boards, spines gilt-ruled, one restored, each with a crimson morocco label lettered and decorated in gilt. Red sprinkled edges. In a very good condition (sporadic spotting in text volume). A lovely set with all copperplates in excellent condition. ~ First edition. A remarkably detailed study of field fortification and engineering manual in one. While also dealing with history of fortification, mechanics, and construction, it is indeed a wonderfully illustrated manual on order of battle, field planning, siege, and defence, a "hochgeschätztes Lehrbuch" in Jähns words (III, 2812). Exceedingly scarce; OCLC records a single copy only, that in the US Military Academy at West Point. Another copy is in the library of the Koninklijke Militaire Academie in Breda.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Aventuras de Gil Blas de Santillana

      - Aventuras de Gil Blas de Santillana, robadas a España y adoptadas en Francia por Monsieur Le Sage, restituidas a su patria y a su lengua nativa por un español zeloso que no sufre se burlen de su nación, nueva edición de la historia de Gil Blas hasta su muerte, Madrir, Imprenta de la Viuda de Barco, 1811, 4 vols., tomo I: xxxvi + 2 h. + 320 p., tomo II: 440 p., tomo III: 412 p., tomo IV: 424 p., 10 × 15,5, sello heráldico de anterior propietario, enc. pasta española de época con guardas al agua, deterioros leves de uso, hierros y tejuelo en lomera, buen estado. (Picaresca. Clásicos franceses) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Arte of English Poesie

      London - Robert Triphook, 1811 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. This is a very smart copy of this important and hard-to-find work. Bound in the original calf, with a later reback and new endpapers. Very scarce. First published in 1589, and not reprinted until this 1811 edition. (No other editions are catalogued between 1589 and 1811 in the academic libraries of the UK). George Puttenham's (1529-1590) critique of what makes great poetry was written at the start of the Golden Age of English Poetry. It discusses the various forms of verse and the rival merits of metrical and non-metrical form, without deciding between them. Itis one of the two most important critical works of the Elizabethan period. The first section contains a general history of the art of poetry, and a discussion of the various forms of poetry; the second treats of prosody, dealing in turn with the measures in use in English verse, the caesura, punctuation, rhyme, accent, cadence, proportion in figure, which the author illustrates by geometrical diagrams, and the proposed innovations of English quantitative verse; the section on ornament deals with style, the distinctions between written and spoken language, the figures of speech; and the author closes with lengthy observations on good manners. He deprecates the use of archaisms, and although he allows that the purer Saxon speech is spoken beyond the Trent, he advises the English writer to take as his model the usual speech of the court, of London and the home counties. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with the boards securely attached. There is some wear to the extremities includingsome marks and some rubbing. Internally, the pages are generally cleanand bright. There is a neat signature at the top of the front freeendpaper and a discreet stamp to the verso of the title page, that reads Boston Atheneum. Overall, the condition of this volume is very good..

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        Essai politique sur le Royaume de la Nouvelle Espagne

      Paris 1811 - ¿Of superlative California importance¿ (Howes), in contemporary binding. 1811. Paris. P. F. Schoell. Five volumes in 8vo (206 mm x 125 mm; map 760 mm x 535 mm). 1 [blank] + 2 ff. + iii + 456 + 1 [blank]; 1 [blank] + 2 ff. + 522 + 1 [blank]; 1 [blank] + 2 ff. + 419 + 1 [blank]; 1 [blank] + 2 ff. + 564 + 2 ff.; 1 [blank] + 2 ff. + 350 + 1 ff. + 1 [blank] + folding large map of Mexico and folding chart. Contemporary French calf, boards with gilt fillet and floral tooling with interlacing fillet, spines flat with double morocco lettering pieces lettered in gilt and elegantly gilt; a handsome contemporary binding very well preserved, only slightly rubbed and worn. A fine copy, remarkably fresh and clean; the important folding map is also in excellent condition, usually found dirty and foxed, here in a clean and fresh example. First edition in 8vo, and a handsome printing. The map that illustrates this edition ¿Carte du Mexique et des Pays Limitrophes situés au Nord et á L´Est¿ is without doubt one of the most significant contributions to Mexico´s cartography of the 19th century and an exceedingly important map of the Southwest, including Texas and California, considered a cornerstone by Streeter and covering most of Central America, the Caribbean and southern United States. Humboldt (1769 ¿ 1859) was a famed German traveler, geographer, astronomer, geologist and naturalist, arguably one of Europe´s leading men of science of the first half of the 19th century; having been received favorably and invited by the Spanish Crown in 1799 to the region ¿where he stayed until 1804 along with Aime Bonpland-, Humboldt had access to virtually all sources of information, even unpublished ones. While residing in Mexico City, he searched the Spanish and Mexican archives for geographical information later included in his maps; hence it includes the most up-to-date information available to date, particularly of the territory under the influence of the Viceroyalty of New Spain (Mexico, New Mexico, Texas and California). ¿Of superlative California importance¿ (Howes). Howes, H-786. Sabin, 33713. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Windischmann").

      Aschaffenburg, 7. IV. 1811. - 1 S. 4to. An den namentlich nicht genannten Altphilologen und Redakteur der "Jenaischen allgemeinen Literaturzeitung" Heinrich Karl Abraham Eichstädt (1771-1848) betr. seiner Rezension von Goethes "Farbenlehre": "Euer Wohlgeboren haben nun seit dem November vor[igen] Jahr[es] die Rez[ension] der Göthischen Farbenlehre von mir in Handen. Ich hatte Ihnen im Übersendungsbriefe bemerkt, daß, wenn Sie etwas auszusetzen fänden, Sie mir dieselbe sogleich wieder zurücksenden sollten, weil ich keinen fremden Eingrif[f] in meine Arbeit dulden, sondern wo es nothwendig, selbst nachhelfen will. Ich muß also annehmen, daß diese Arbeit keinen weiteren Bedenklichkeiten ausgesetzt war und nehme mir deshalb die Freiheit Sie zu fragen, woher nun noch die Verzögerung des Abdrucks komme [.]". - Windischmanns ausgesprochen positive Rezension sollte mit gehöriger Verzögerung erst im Januar 1813 erscheinen. - C. J. H. Windischmann wirkte seit 1818 als Professor der Philosophie an der damals neugegründeten Universität Bonn und lehrte auch Enzyklopädie und Geschichte der Medizin an der Medizinischen Fakultät. "In seinen Publikationen behandelte er medizinische, naturphilosophische und philosophische Themen; 1804 erschien von ihm eine Übersetzung des 'Timaios' von Platon. Im romantischen Geist der Zeit verstand Windischmann die historische Betrachtung zugleich als Gegenwartsanalyse und Zukunftsprognose [.] und setzte sich für eine Verbindung der Medizin mit der Philosophie und Theologie ein" (DBE). - Mit einigen zeitgen. Bemerkungen und Notizen von anderen Händen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Memoirs of Count Grammont - 2 vols.

      William Miller & James Carpenter, London 1811 - This is Horace Walpole's translation, with annotations by Sir Walter Scott, though neither is identified; "A New Edition.Illustrated with Sixty-Four Portraits Engraved by Edward Scriven, &c." This extraordinary copy has the 64 portraits plus 80 more, and is in a very beautiful but unidentified fine binding, stamped "EXTRA ILLUSTRATED" on the spines. Bound in rich red leather, probably levant, with elaborate devices on spine, double rules on covers, pale red linen endpapers with intricate dentelles, and top edges gilt. Vg; there is some wear to the spines including some minor chips from both tops. All corners show a little wear. The text and all plates are clean. The plates bound in include all those which belong with this edition (they are mostly dated 1810 and many are presented in hexagonal frames) plus probably all of the portraits from the earlier illustrated edition of 1793 (dated 1792 or 1793, publ. by E.& S. Harding, many also engraved by them or by I.J. Van den Berghe; there should be 76 of them), plus several others from sources I haven't identified. All which are not captioned are identified (as to person) on the back. Each has pencilled binder's instructions on the back. An extraordinary gallery of fascinating lords and ladies, in the book which describes their often reprehensible exploits most entertainingly. 262 + 356 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The practical correspondent for merchants

      Hamburgh, printed for J.H. Gundermann. 1811 - Hamburgh, printed for J.H. Gundermann. 1811. Two volumes bound together. Second edition “carefully corrected”. 8vo (11 x 18cm) iv [2], 184; [2], 109, [1]pp., margin of title-page with library stamp, verso of title with related smaller stamps, very good in original blue wrappers, some stains to wrappers, spine paper renewed to style. A rare mercantile manual providing sample letters in English for the use of German merchants, this second corrected edition followed a first of 1800 (ESTC: British Library only, also printed in the author’s native Hamburg). Writing for the benefit of Hamburg merchants trading with England and America, the author, Johann Georg Büsch, “professor of mathematics and commerce”, a prolific author on economic and mercantile subjects, offers letters relating to all manner of business transactions, with chapter headings with such titles as: “correspondence concerning goods sent to Spanish America”, “placing a youth in a counting-house”, “the wine trade at the present time” and “hazardous speculation upon corn”. This edition not traced in OCLC, Kress or Goldsmiths’. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Jérusalem délivrée, poëme traduit de l'italien ; nouvelle édition, précédée de la vie du Tasse

      Imprimerie de Bossange et Masson, Paris 1811 - In-folio (445 x 278 mm), (2) ff.-L pp.-(1) ff.-176 pp., demi-maroquin rouge à long grain, dos à nerfs orné, plats de papier maroquiné rouge, double filet en encadrement, non rogné (reliure d'époque). L'un des quelques exemplaires sur grand papier vélin, orné d'un frontispice et 40 figures de Cochin gravés par Saint-Aubin, Tilliard, Delignon, etc. La traduction est de Le Brun, la Vie du Tasse de Suard. Armes impériales peintes sur la page de titre. (défauts d'usage, frottements sur le dos, les coiffes, les charnières, usure aux coins, quelques défauts sur les plats, piqûres sur les tranches, rousseurs claires). // Folio (445 x 278 mm), (2) ff.-L pp.-(1) ff.-176 pp., red long-grained half morocco, spine tooled raised on bands, red morocco-paper covers, double fillet border on covers, uncut (contemporary binding). One of the few copies on large vellum paper, illustrated with a frontispiece and 40 plates by Cochin engraved by Saint-Aubin, Tilliard, Delignon, etc. The translation is done by Le Brun, the notice about Le Tasse's life by Suard. Imperial arms painted on title page. (defects of use, rubbings on spine, top and bottom of it, hinges, corners used, some defects on covers, spots on edges, light brownings).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        Tractatus de vitis cultura arteque parandi vinum, crematum, spiritum vini, acetum simplex et compositum Ex galico latine reditus. Opera Josephi Voltiggi. Redivit opus adjectisque notis illustravit Ludovicus Mitterpacher. 2 Bände. Wien, J. V. Degen 1808. 8°. XIV, 474 S., 1 Bl.; X, (11-)644 S., 1 Bl., mit zus. 21 (3 gef.) Kupfertafeln u. 2 (gef.) Tab., Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch. u. reicher Rvg.

      - Schöne 4018 - vgl. Vicaire 164 (Ausg. Paris 1811) u. Simon 18 (Ausg. 1801).- Überaus seltene lateinische Ausgabe (über KVK nur 1 Ex. in der LB Burgenland nachweisbar) des erstmals 1801 in Paris erschienen Werkes über Weinbau.- Die 12 Kupfer im ersten Bd. zeigen versch. Traubensorten; die Tafeln im 2. Bd. zeigen techn. Geräte zur Weinerzeugung u. zum destilieren.- Titel gestempelt, tls. leicht braunfleckig, etw. unterschiedl. gebunden, sonst schönes, dekorativ gebundenes Ex. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        Jérusalem délivrée, poëme traduit de l'italien, nouvelle édition précédée de la vie du Tasse.

      Imprimerie de Bossange et Masson 1811 - - Imprimerie de Bossange et Masson, Paris 1811, In Folio (28x45cm), (2) ff.-L pp.-(1) ff.-176 pp., relié. - Edition in-folio imprimée à petit nombre sur grand papier vélin. Traduction de Le Brun et préface d'après l'édition de 1774. L'illustration reprend quant à elle l'édition italienne de 1784 parue chez Didot. Ouvrage illustré d'un frontispice et de 40 figures de Cochin gravés par Saint-Aubin, Tilliard, Delignon, Dambrun, etc. La Vie du Tasse par Suard. Demi-maroquin rouge à grain long Empire, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, plats de papier maroquiné rouge. Coiffes légèrement frottées, coins émoussés, quelques rousseurs, sinon bel exemplaire aux magnifiques gravures. Voici ce que dit Cohen à propos de l'illustration dans l'édition italienne : "Livre établi avec grand luxe, grâce à l'appui du Comte de Provence qui paya les dessins à Cochin 40000 livres. " (2) ff.-L pp.-(1) ff.-176 pp., [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Museum des Wundervollen oder Magazin des Außerordentlichen in der Natur, der Kunst und im Menschenleben. 11. Band (enthält 6 Hefte, vollständig).,

      Leipzig, Baumgärtner (Baumgärtnerische Buchhandlung) 1811 - IV/ 5 Bl., 558 S., Anzeigenteil und 29 (11 gefaltete) Kupfer, u.a. eine mehrfach gefaltete Ansicht der Stadt Mekka, Papier teils fleckig / braun/stockfleckig, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, vollständige Jahrgänge dieser Zeitschrift sehr selten, Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 700 8 °, sauber und fachmännisch neu eingebunden in marmorierten Pappband, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ephemeriden der Heilkunde.

      Bamberg und Würzburg, J. A. Goebhardt, 1811-12. - Bände 1-4 (von 8) in 2 Bänden. Gr.-8°. Mit 16 mehrfach gefalteten Tabellen, ca. 1400 S. Dekorative marmorierte Halblederbände der Zeitmit Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschildern. Hirsch/H. I, 75. - Seltene, für die Medizingeschichte Nord-Bayerns/Franken bedeutende Zeitschrift. Mit 20 Krankengeschichten über Hirnentzündung, Kritik der neuesten Schriften über Hirnentzündung von A. F. Hecker, etc. Bd. 3 enthält in Heft 3 eine "Kurze Topographie der Stadt Bayreuth zur Beurtheilung nachstehender Schilderung der seit 1810 daselbst herrschenden Zeit- und Volks-Krankheiten" (fortgesetzt in Heft 4). Ferner Abhandlungen über Typhus und Kriegspest, über die "herrschende Krankheits-Constitution in dem allgemeinen Krankenhause und in der Stadt Bamberg während des Jahres 1811" etc. - A. F. Marcus (1753-1816) ging 1778 nach Bamberg, wurde Leibarzt des Fürstbischofs, gründete ein Hebammeninstitut und ein Hospital, an dem er klinischen Unterricht erteilte. Später wurde er Direktor des gesamten Medizinalwesens und aller Hospitäler Frankens. - Schönes, teils etwas gebräuntes bzw. stockfl. Exemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Memoires De Frederique Sophie Wilhelmine De Prusse, Margrave De Bareith, Soeur De Frederic-Le-Grand; Ecrits de Sa Main; Tome Premier.

      F. Buisson Paris 1811 - First Edition. Memoirs of Princess Wilhelmine of Prussia, German composer and the older sister of Frederick the Great, who reigned during the building of the baroque architecture and parks which make up most of Bayreuth, Germany. Two volumes. Octavo, 3/4 red leather, red textured boards, gilt lettering to spines. Very Good with modest foxing, boards with modest scuffing and discoloration, leather lightly worn at spine ends and cover corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sketch of The Political History of India

      London - William Miller, 1811 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Rebound with leather spine andcloth covered boards. This is the second edition printed the same year as the first. Sir John Malcolm (May 2, 1769 - 1833) was a Scottish soldier, statesman, and historian, born at Burnfoot, Dumfriesshire on the 2nd of May, 1769. In 1782 Sir John Malcolm entered the service of the East India Company; and a part of his success is to be ascribed to the zeal with which he applied himself at first to study the manners and languages of the east. Having distinguished himself at the siege of Seringapatam in 1792, he was appointed by Lord Cornwallis to the situation of Persian interpreter to an English force serving with a native prince. In 1795, on his return from a short visit to his native country, on account of his health, he performed some useful services in General Clarkes expedition at the Cape of Good Hope, for which he received the thanks of the Madras government, and was appointed secretary to the commander-in-chief. He was employed in many important negotiations and held various distinguished posts, being Ambassador to Persia, Resident of Gwalior (1803-1804) and Governor of Bombay 1827-1830. He was the commander of the English Army which defeated the Holkars who ruled Indore at the Battle of Mahidpur in 1818. After defeating the Holkars he signed the Treaty of Mandsaur with them. It was under this treaty that the English were given the cantonment town of Mhow which is 23 km from Indore. He was the author of several valuable works regarded as authorities, viz. , A History of Persia (1815), Memoir of Central India (1823), Political History of India from 1784 to 1823 (1826), and Life of Lord Clive (1836). Condition: The binding is generallytight and firm and both covers are firmly attached. The cords are exposed in a couple of places. There is some mild wear to the extremities and the second spine label is detached but present. Internally the book has some spotting throughout, heavy in places, and the odd handling mark. There is a copperplate signature to the title page. Overall the book is in good/very good condition..

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      1811 - Materia: Libro de viaje por Sudamerica, Mejico. Publicación: Paris; Chez F. Schoell., 1811. Descripción fisica: 5 vols. 8º menor. Tomo primero: 4 h., 456 p. (Falta mapa plegado ?)Tomo segundo: 2h., 522 p. (Falta lamina plegada). Tomo tercero :2 h., 419 p. Tomo cuarto: 2 h., 564 p., 2 h. Tomo quinto: 2 h., 350 p., 1h. Encuadernación: Encuadernación plena piel de Benito Vera, con ruedas en planos, nervios, dorados y tejuelos en el lomo, cada tomo con estuche de tela. Buen estado. Revisado, falto de un mapa en el primer volumen y la una lamina en el segundo. Texto completo. A esta colección va añadido un Atlas que nosotros no disponemos. Biografia del Autor: Alejandro de Humboldt, fue un polímata: geógrafo, astrónomo, humanista, naturalista y explorador alemán, hermano menor del lingüista y ministro Wilhelm von Humboldt. Es considerado el «padre de la Geografía Moderna Universal». Fue un naturalista de una polivalencia extraordinaria, que no volvió a repetirse tras su desaparición. Los viajes de exploración le llevaron de Europa a América del Sur, parte del actual territorio de México, Estados Unidos, Canarias y a Asia Central. Se especializó en diversas áreas de la ciencia como la etnografía, antropología, física, zoología, ornitología, climatología, oceanografía, astronomía, geografía, geología, mineralogía, botánica, vulcanología y el humanismo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fables de La Fontaine, avec des nouvelles gravures exécutées en relief.

      Paris, Renouard, 1811. - 2 Bde. (4), 3, (IV)-CVI, 245, (1) SS. (4), 382 SS. Am Schluß Austauschkarton SS. 59f. mit Alternativillustration. Mit 266 Textreliefdrucken von Jean Louis Duplat. Dunkelblaues Halbleder der Zeit mit goldgepr. roten Rückenschildchen und reicher Goldprägung. 8vo. Hübsche, typographisch bemerkenswerte Ausgabe mit Einleitung von Jacques-André Naigeon. Der Holzschneider J. L. Duplat (1757-1833) erhielt 1810 für seine Erfindung des Reliefdrucks, eines Hochätzungsverfahrens, einen Preis und ein Patent, doch blieb das vorliegende Werk eines der wenigen Bücher, das in der neuen Technik illustriert wurde. - Durchgehend etwas braunfleckig; am vorderen Innendeckel zeitgenöss. Londoner Buchhändleretikett "J. Brown", Fitzroy Square; alter hs. Besitzvermerk am Vorsatz getilgt. Graesse IV, 74. Thieme/Becker X, 157. Rochambeau 210. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Método raciocinado de podar los árboles frutales, y de otras operaciones, relativas a su cultivo, demostradas por razones físicas sacadas de su diferente naturaleza, y de su modo de vegetar y fructificar. 13ª ed. Taducido al español por Antonio Villa

      en la Imprenta de Gamarra, Madrid 1811 - 51 p. inc. port. y un grabado calcográfico a toda plana plegado, firmado 'Mollera, 1811'. Encuadernación de época en tafilete rojo, greca dorada con motivos vegetales en planos, en las esquinas recuadros con injerto en piel verde, al igual que en las esquinas, lomo liso, con hierros, cantos dorados, guarda de seda azul, punto de lectura en seda amarilla. Ex-libris de anterior propierario en guarda superior: Artur Dalmau.Precioso ejemplar finamente encuadernado de este curioso y reconocido tratado de jardinería, origirariamente impreso en 1709

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        Memoirs of Count Grammont . .. A New edition. To Which are Prefixed, A Biographical Sketch of Count Hamilton, and a Translationof the Epistle to Count Grammont

      London: Printed for James Carpenter and William Miller, 1811. LARGE PAPER COPY, with all plates in proof state. 2 vols., 4to. Illustrated with 64 portraits engraved by Edward Scriven and others, after portrait by Rembrandt, Lely, and others. Full crimson levant morocco gilt, raised bands, gilt spines, marbled endpapers, edges gilt, by Zaehnsdorf. BEAUTIFUL COPY, each volume with the bookplate of Paul Bechet . A spectacular copy of the Hamilton classic in its Zaehnsdorf dressing, with exceptionally fine impressions of the engravings

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        China, divided into its Great Provinces According to the best Authorities

      Mathew Carey, Philadelphia 1811 - Engraving with hand outline color. B. Tanner Sc. N. York. Engraved for Carey's American Edition of Guthrie's Geography Improved. Sheet size: 16 7/8 x 20 7/8". Inventory#: p1211pmat.

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        Western and Eastern Hemisphere

      London 1811 - Size : 520x910 (mm), 20.5x35.75 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring

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        Charte der Laender am Caucasus

      Prague 1811 - Size : 460x561 (mm), 18.125x22.125 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Über einen elektrischen Telegraphen.

      o. O. und o. J. [München, auf Kosten der Akademie, 1811]. Separatum aus: Denkschriften der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu München für die Jahre 1809 und 1810. - Quart. Unter Rückenfalz geheftet. S. 401-416, mit 2 gestochenen Kupfertafeln. - Erste Ausgabe. Selten. - Kirchner, 490. Poggendorff II, 954. Wheeler Gift 709. - Soemmerrings Erfindung des elektrischen Telegraphen basierte auf der Zusammenführung der elektrolytischen Zerlegung von Wasser mit der Oxydationsreaktion des Wasserstoffs. Zur Übermittlung eines Zeichens wurde vom Sender eine Spannung engelegt, die beim Empfänger an spezifischer Stelle einer mit Säure gefüllten Glassäule die Elektrolyse auslöste. Mithilfe einer Dechiffrierungsskala zeigten die dort erzeugten Gasblasen das übermittelte Zeichen an. Zur Übertragung der Spannung verwendete Soemmerring insgesamt 35 Leitungen, die jeweils das Signal für einen Buchstaben oder eine Zahl von 0 bis 9 übertrugen. Obwohl das Prinzip der Übermittlung auf einer Erfindungen von Francisco Salva Campillo (1751-1828) beruhte, wird Soemmerring als der Erfinder der elektrischen Telegraphie betrachtet, da er als erster die Anwendungsmöglichkeit des Prinzips in eine Apparatur umsetzte, die ihn in die Lage versetzte Zeichen über große räumliche Distanzen (3,5 km) zu übertragen. Soemmerring demonstrierte seine Apparatur 1809 vor der Baierischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. - 1001 g Sonderangebot: Antiquariat Stefan Wulf bietet AbeBooks-Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 35% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 750 EUR.

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        Literary Life and Select Works of Benjamin Stillingfleet, several of which have never before been published,

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, LONDON 1811 - Works selected by William Coxe presented in 2 volumes (volume 2 has 2 parts), bound in one. Volume 1 covers his literary life; volume 2 his poems, dramas and sonnets and his natural history works. Benjamin Stillingfleet is believed to be the originator of the term 'blue stocking' - being invited by Elizabeth Montagu and Elizabeth Vesey to talk at their literary and discussion circle but being too poor to afford to wear the required black stockings to the event. it is suggested that his blue worsted stockings became his trademark - and then eventually the term for learned women. He studied at Cambridge and became tutor to William Windham, whom he accompanied on the Grand Tour, engaging in scientific exploration of Alpine glaciers. He wrote the first fundamental treatise in England advocating Linnaean principles in classifying plants and has a plant named after him: Stillingia sylvatica. He was apparently the librettist for oratorios by Handel's successor: John Christopher Smith. He was extremely well connected and, when after his death, he insisted that his works were burnt, William Coxe and others put together as many records as they could from private collections to commemorate him. The botanical works have additional observations from Professor Martyn and include a translation from Italian of 'The Irritability of Vegetables'; various works observing the calendar and when different species emerge during the year; observations on grasses; and on husbandry. The work on grasses has 16 hand coloured plates by J E Sowerby. Bound in full leather with gilt decoration to front board, and spine and raised bands to spine. All pages edges gilt. The leather has had an expensive and expert repair - relaying the boards and providing a new spine and is in excellent condition bar slight dark marking and scuffing. There is gilt decoration inside on the boards and marbled endpapers. The contents are in very good condition being clean with occasional brown spotting. The plates are not tissue guarded so have left some marks on opposing text pages. With a portrait of Stillingfleet as the frontispiece; portraits of Richard Aldworth Neville, William Windham and Robert Price; and 2 addtional black and white plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Bible in Arabic] The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, in the Arabic language

      Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Printed by Sarah Hodgson, 1811. (BIBLE, ARABIC) 4to. Text in Arabic. General title page in English and Arabic, New Testament with added title page. [406] ff. [¹2], a2, A- 4G4,4H2; [¹1], A-Z4, Aa4, Bb2. Contemporary cambridge style panelled calf, spine gilt. Rebacked. Some minor foxing. Darlow and Moule 1663 . "This edition, produced under the patronage of the Bishop of Durham (Shute Barrington), was at first undertaken by Joseph Dacre Carlyle (1759-1806), Cambridge Professor of Arabic in 1795, and vicar of Newcastle, in 1801. On Carlyle's death, Henry Ford, Lord Almoner's reader in Arabic at Oxford, took up the work and saw the book through the press. The text is based, apparently, on the London Polyglot" of 1655-7 (Darlow & Moule). The Arabic text of Walton's London Polyglot was edited by Castell and Pococke

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and the New Testament and Apocrypha, with Critical, Philological, and Explanatory Notes (In Three Volumes) - FIELD Genealogy

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Co.; F.C. And J. Rivington; Lackington, Allen, and Co.; J. Mawman; Sherwood, Neely, and Jones; and Wilson and Son, York, 1811 Original full brown leather with gilt decoration on boards. This was the Family Bible of Ann and Thomas Flint Field, of Fielden, Bedfordshire, parishioners of Christ Church, Newgate. The two-page handwritten account on front endpaper of Volume I gives birth, death, and baptism dates for all 10 children. The fourth son, WILLIAM (VENTRIS) FIELD, born August 21, 1813, had a long and distinguished career in law, and tried many important cases. In 1890 he became a member of Privy Council and was created a peer, BARON FIELD OF BAKEHAM. All three volumes are sound and clean. Volumes II and III appear to be original, with marbled edges and minor surface wear. Volume II has a cracked front hinge,and two small cover scuffs, but is holding together well. Last leaf of Volume III is nearly separated at the gutter. Volume I is a little brighter, and varies slightly in gilt border design,and with all edges gilt, showing that it has been rebound. J. Robins, Southwark, is the original binder, with his labels in the last two volumes. Each volume weighs 10 pounds, or 4.5 K. Marbled endpapers. Scores of pages of history, definitions, and other helps precede the Biblical text, which is in large letters in double columns for easy readng. NOTE: The handwritten account lists William as the fourth son, which conflicts with the Wikipedia internet listing. Please email address for shipping quote. Photo shows spines of all three volumes and cover of Volume II. NOTE; Since this is a consignment, our usual discount of 20 per cent to the trade does not apply.

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        Praktische Bemerkungen über Geisteszerrüttung. Mit Beilagen über die Ausstellung von Zeugnissen und Gutachten in Fällen von Wahnsinn. Nebst einem Anhange über die Organisation der Versorgungsanstalten für unheilbare Irrende vom Professor Reil

      Halle, Renger 1811. 21 cm. 16, 248, (2); (2), 74 Seiten Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit 2 Rückenschildchen und Rückenvergoldung - Hirsch / Hübotter II, 132 - Hunter / MacAlpine 594 (vgl.) - Waller 2193 - Erste deutsche Ausgabe von "Practical observations on insanity ...", nach der zweiten verbesserten englischen Ausgabe übersetzt von A. H. Bertelsmann. "Cox was the first regulary qualified physician and author of a treatise on insanity who studied medicine in order to specialise in mental diseases" (Hunter / MacAlpine zur ersten englischen Ausgabe von 1804). Enthält 21 unterschiedliche Krankengeschichten. Mit Anhang von Johann Christian Reil im Erstdruck: "Beiträge zur Organisation der Versorgungsanstalten für unheilbare Irrende". Dieser enthält unter anderem: Diagnostik der Unheilbarkeit der Geisteszerrüttung; Arbeit und Andachtsübungen; Erhaltung der Gesundheit. Vereinzelt Stockflecken, Titel und Vorrede in der unteren Ecke Feuchtigkeitsrand -

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        The Royal Military Chronicle or the British Officer's Monthly Register, Chronicle Anf Military Mentor Volume I

      J. Davis, London 1811 - Volume 1, no. 1 (November 1810, 86pp), (December 1810, pages 79 - 172 including a fold-out map), (January 1811, pages 159 - 246 including a fol-out map), (February 1811, pages 245 - 324 ), (March 1811, pages 323 - 434 including a fold-out diagram), (April 1811, pages 435 - 531 including a fold-out diagram), (Supplement April 1811, pages 1 - 80), and (Index to the first volume). Each month has a frontis engraving. The maps have been torn and repaired with both old and new tape. The old tape bled, staining the paper. The pages are foxed. The book has a modern half-leather binding with marbled boards and marbled endpapers, raised bands at spine and gilt title to spine. Very attractive. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Supreme Court Justice Livingston Recommends a Danish Son-in-Law of Jacob Astor to John Quincy Adams, on Duty in Russia

      New York 1811 - Autograph Letter Signed, to John Quincy Adams. New York, January 19, 1811. 1 p. Supreme Court Justice Brockholst Livingston recommends "Mr: Bentzon," a Danish official and son-in-law of John Jacob Astor, to John Quincy Adams, Minister to Russia. Docketed by John Quincy Adams. "He is since married into the family of Mr. Astor, one of our first & most respectable merchants, & is going with his Lady to Denmark . as Mr. Bentzon intends visiting Petersburgh he is desirous of doing himself the honor of calling on you ." Complete Transcript New York 19th Jany. 1811 -Sir Mr: Bentzon will have the honor of delivering you this letter. This gentleman is a subject of the King of Denmark, & resided for several years in Santa Cruz where he held an important office under his Sovereign. He is since married into the family of Mr. Astor, one of our first & most respectable merchants, & is going with his Lady to Denmark, in company with Mr. Erving and Minister to that court - as Mr. Bentzon intends visiting Petersburgh he is desirous of doing himself the honor of calling on you. I have therefore taken the liberty of recommending him to your attentions, not doubting that you will find him highly agreeable & intelligent. With great respect I have the honor to be Sir, Your most obed sert Brockholst LivingstonHis ExcyJ.Q. Adams[Address Leaf:] His Excellency - Jno: Quincey Adams - / Minister Plenipotentiary / &ca - Petersburgh - / Hond by - Mr. Bentzon[docket in Adams's hand:] Livingston - Brockholst 14 Jany: 1811 / 9 Augt: 1811. recd:Historical BackgroundWritten a year before the War of 1812, when John Quincy Adams was still Minister to Russia, Justice Livingston's letter recommends one "Mr: Bentzon," who intends visiting the Russian capital, to Adams's attention. The docket, indicating that the letter was received by Adams nearly seven months after Livingston had written it, gives a fascinating glimpse at the slow rate of communication in the early nineteenth century.Interestingly, just months before, President Madison nominated Adams to fill deceased Justice William Cushing's place on the Supreme Court, where he might have served with Livingston. Adams declined the appointment, citing his wife's health, in a letter to Madison of June 3, 1811. To his brother Thomas, however, Adams was more honest: "I am also, and always shall be, too much of a political partisan for a judge." Adams went on to perform sterling service in European diplomacy, helping to negotiate the Treaty of Ghent in late 1814, which ended the War of 1812. This rejuvenated his political prospects at home, where he soon rose to become Secretary of State and President.Perhaps unbeknownst to Livingston, Bentzon was traveling to Russia in large part on behalf of his new father-in-law, America's first millionaire, John Jacob Astor. Bentzon successfully obtained from Tsar Alexander the right for Astor's American Fur Company to trade in Russian territories in North America (Alaska) in exchange for a promise to supply Russian outposts and not to trade with Indians living near Russian settlements. Later, Bentzon was present at the negotiations in Ghent, ending the War of 1812, with John Quincy Adams, suggesting that a working relationship emerged from the meeting Livingston helped arrange.Adrian Bentzon was a citizen of Denmark and, for a time, governor of St. Croix. He married Magdalen Astor in 1807, moved to New York City, and served as John Jacob Astor's emissary in Europe. In particular, Bentzon negotiated an important agreement with Tsar Alexander of Russia. After Adrian and Magdalen's son, John Jacob Bentzon, drowned tragically, she turned to alcohol and he to adultery. They divorced in 1818.Henry Brockholst Livingston (1757-1823) - member of the powerful Livingston family of New York and New Jersey, the future Supreme Court Justice dropped his first name to distinguish himself from other relatives of the same name. He attended the College of N. (See website for full description)

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        Versuch einer Darstellung des animalischen Magnetismus als Heilmittel.

      C. Salfeld,, Berlin, 1811 - Berlin, C. Salfeld, 1811. XIV, 612 S., (2 Bl.), mit gestochener Titelvignette. HLdr. der Zeit mit Rückenschild, altmarm. Vorsätzen. - (Rücken berieben, Ecken bestossen, Deckel lose). Sehr seltene Erste Ausgabe dieses Pionierwerkes zum Mesmerismus, das "alles wichtige bisher darüber Erschienene zusammenfaßte und die Ergebnisse glaubwürdiger Erfahrung in eine systematische Ordnung brachte. Das verdienstvolle Buch wurde sehr bald zu einem Standardwerk." (Toellner). - "Jeder Satz, jede Behauptung wird durch die entsprechende Beobachtung und die dazugehörige Literatur belegt, so daß der Leser von heute ein klares Bild des damaligen Standpunktes der Wissenschaft erhält". Schürer-Waldheim. HLdr. der Zeit mit Rückenschild, altmarm. Vorsätzen. - (Rücken berieben, Ecken bestossen, Deckel lose). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il dissoluto punito osia Dramma giocoso in due Atti. Ridotto per il Pianoforte da A. E. Müller.- Don Juan Oper in 2 Akten.nebst einem Anhang von später eingelegten Stücken.Pr. 3 Thlr. [KV 527].

      Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel (1811). - Oblong-folio. (2) lvs., 182 pp. Type-set music (no. 1487). With vignette on title (by Bolt after Killinger). Contemporary half calf (rubbed, head and foot of spine defective) with label on front board. Second edition of this vocal score (with Italian and German words). Slim margins (page numbers, head-lines and plate numbers in places touched). Slightly browned throughout (title and last leaf more intensively), outer corners finger-stained, last leaf verso stained. Otherwise only in places a few brown-stains. The last 3 lvs. with restored tears (touching music / words). Some marginal paper defects (not touching music). Köchel 7 p. 598; RISM M 4513; BSB/Mu. 4413; CPM 41/ 61.

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        TRAVELS IN THE SOUTH OF SPAIN, in letters written A.D. 1809 and 1810.

      John Nicholas and Son, Londres 1811 - 4º. 1h, XIIIp, 1h, 407p, 36p, 4h. 13 láms. grabs. al aguafuerte (2 despl.) Algo de óx. Hol. mod. - Mapa de Cádiz -Lonja, Col. Jesuitas y Catedral de Sevilla -Alcalá de los Panaderos -Convento Cartujo y Calvario en Jerez -Aduana y Catedral de Málaga -Alhambra y Palacio de Carlos V en Granada -Puente de Ronda -Gibraltar. 1811

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        Travels in the Island of Iceland, during the Summer of the Year MDCCX.

      Printed by Thomas Allan and Company, for Archibald Constabe and Company, Edinburgh; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown; Cadell & Davies; William Miller, and John Murray, London., Edingburgh: 1811 - Edingburgh: Printed by Thomas Allan and Company, for Archibald Constabe and Company, Edinburgh; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown; Cadell & Davies; William Miller, and John Murray, London. 1811. 29x32 cm. XVII S., 1 Bl., 491 S,., (1) S. Mit 15 Kupfertafeln (davon 1 gefaltet, 8 koloriert), 2 (davon 1 mehfach gefaltet und teilkoloriert) Karten, 4 gefalteten Tabellen und Textabbildungen. Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe. - Mit einer gefalteten Ansicht von Rejkavik, Ansichten von Landschaften, Dörfern, Trachten, Geysirausbrüchen, Musiknoten. u.a. - Appendix mit einer Beschreibung der Krankheiten, der Flora, Mineralien, Geschichte und Literatur und Musik Islands. - Einband etwas berieben. Vorsätze gebräunt und etwas leimschattig. Sehr wenige Seiten unten mit einem Wasserand und sehr wenige Seiten schwach fleckig. Sprache: Englisch Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1811 - 3 volumes, reliure d'époque demi-veau havane in-quarto à coins, dos long orné de filets et roulettes or (gilt decoration) et 4 fers spéciaux (specials blocking stamps) représentant la façade du Panthéon, - titre frappé or (gilt title) - Papier uni bleu-roi aux plats avec un encadrement à double filets dorés (papier légèrement frotté, toutes tranches non rognées, orné de 34 plans et 147 gravures hors-texte en noir à l'aquatinte + 100 vignette in-texte en noir à l'aquatinte, toutes les gravures sont protégées par des serpentes, quelques trés légères taches brunes sur certaines pages mais l'ensemble est trés frais, (532 pages) + ( 768 pages) + ( 872 pages + 34 pages + (1) feuillet d'errata), 1808-1811 Paris : H. Nicolle et Le Normant Editeurs, Par J.-M.-B. Bins de Saint-Victor, René Tourlet et autres, d'après Barbier Édition originale de ce monumental Tableau de Paris. Elle rassemble une exceptionnelle iconographie, L'auteur présente, quartier par quartier, l'histoire de Paris à travers ses principaux monuments. Cet inventaire patrimonial post-révolutionnaire qui met particulièrement en relief les édifices religieux de la capitale - pour une large part détruits - dessine en creux une véritable histoire illustrée du vandalisme à Paris. Très bel exemplaire dans de décoratives reliures du temps. Lacombe, 853. l'exemplaire est conforme à la description détaillée de toutes les illustrations que donne Monglond VII pp. 926-934. "Des dessinateurs archeologues, dans la prévision d'une transformation prochaine et inévitable de la capitale, rassemblaient des esquisses et des croquis qui devaient servir un jour à reconstituer le panorama du vieux Paris, tel que la Revolution et l'Empire l'avait laissé ; ce sont ces dessins qui ont servi à composer l'album si precieux de l'ouvrage de Saint-Victor." Dufour. Bibl. de Paris.EXEMPLAIRE COMPLET (collationné).de TOUTE RARETE.en bon état malgré les petits défauts signalés (very good condition in spite of the smalls defects indicated.) . La Librairie Guimard offre aux clients AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 2800 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beauty and The Beast Or A Rough Outside with Gentle Heart A Poetical Version of an Ancient Tale illustrated with a series of elegant engravings

      London: by B. McMillan, for M. J. Godwin, [c.1811] - Sextodecimo (115 x 96 mm), pp. 32. Brown crushed morocco gilt extra by Sangorski and Sutcliffe (signed on lower rear turn-in), gilt edges; original blue printed pictorial stiff wrappers bound in, engraved vignette on back cover. Housed in a brown rounded spine splicase with chemise. Wrappers a little soiled, a very good copy. 8 hand-coloured plates. Without printed title-page and engraved sheet of music as often. First edition, the "surprize" issue (page 7, line 11). The title is printed on the front wrapper; the back wrapper has the cut depicting a scene from Homer, with the printed quotation beneath it. "There seems to be no positive proof that Lamb was the author of this little book . [but] as we know that Lamb was familiar with all the circumstances, and as he had written successful books for Godwin, and was not above such work, there seems ground for believing that Lamb was the actual author" (Roff). At least four copies of the "surprize" issue (including that in the British Library) are known without the title and folding sheet of music, suggesting that some copies were so issued. "Very rare in any condition" (Roff/Livingston pp. 113ff). Gumuchian 3589.

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        Moeurs et coutumes des peuples, ou collection de tableaux représentant les usages remarquables, les mariages, funérailles, supplices et fêtes des diverses nations du monde. 2 volumes, 25 x 20 cm, le premier illustré de 74 planches à pleine page, le second de 70 planches, reliure demi-veau de l’époque. Ex-libris Pardo de Leygonier. Très bel exemplaire.

      De l’imprimerie de Me Ve Jeunehomme. Paris, Chez Madame Veuve HOCQUART, Libraire, rue de l`Eperon, no 6. 1811-1814 - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter, Signed ("Th Jefferson"), to James L. Edwards of Boston, 5 September 1811, refusing the demands of a newspaper publisher

      Monticello, sep. 5 11 [1811] - Jefferson Refuses a Demand "for certain services performed" An interesting Jefferson letter, in which he rebuffs a request for payment of a thousand dollars by the editor of the SAVANNAH REPUBLICAN newspaper. He stridently objects to the payment demand, and seeks to defend his honor and reputation in setting his correspondent straight. Jefferson subscribed to a number of newspapers while he was President, including the SAVANNAH REPUBLICAN. He cancelled almost all of these subscriptions, including that for the REPUBLICAN, when he left office at the beginning of 1809, taking care to pay all his outstanding bills. It appears from this letter that Norman McLean, one-time editor of the REPUBLICAN, promised his successor, James Edwards, that he would pay Edwards money he owed him once he collected $1000 owed McLean by Jefferson. Edwards wrote Jefferson on August 20, 1811, asking for the money that Jefferson owed McLean. In the present letter, Jefferson stridently objects to the request, and insists that his account with McLean is settled. A review of Jefferson's memorandum and account books corroborates Jefferson's claim. McLean was seemingly trying to forestall Edwards's requests for payments by claiming that Jefferson still owed him money, and that he would pay Edwards when he was paid by Jefferson. Jefferson writes: "Sir, "Your letter of August 20th has truly surprised me. In that it is said that, for certain services performed by Mr. James Lyon and Mr. Samuel Morse, formerly editors of the Savannah Republican, I promised them the sum of 1000 D. This, Sir, is totally unfounded. I never promised to any printer on earth the sum of 1000 D., nor any other sum, for certain services performed, or for any services which that expression would imply. I have had no accounts with printers but for their newspapers, for which I have paid always the ordinary price and no more. I have occasionally joined in moderate contributions to printers, as I have done to other descriptions of persons, distressed or persecuted, not by promise, but the actual payment of what I contributed. When Mr. Morse went to Savannah, he called on me and told me he meant to publish a paper there, for which I subscribed, and paid him the year in advance. I continued to take it from his successors, Everett & McLean, and Everett & Evans, and paid for it at different epochs up to December 31, 1808, when I withdrew my subscription. You say McLean informed you 'he had some expectation of getting the money, as he had received a letter from me on the subject.' If such a letter exists under my name, it is a forgery. I never wrote but a single letter to him; that was of the 28th of January, 1810, and was on the subject of the last payment made for his newspaper, and on no other subject; and I have two receipts of his, (the last dated March 9, 1809) of payments for his paper, both stating to be in full of all demands, and a letter of the 17th of April, 1810, in reply to mine, manifestly showing he had no demand against me of any other nature. The promise is said to have been made to Morse & Lyon. Were Mr. Morse living, I should appeal to him with confidence, as I believe him to have been a very honest man. Mr. Lyon I suppose to be living, and will, I am sure, acquit me of any such transaction as that alleged. The truth, then, being that I never made the promise suggested, nor any one of a like nature to any printer or other person whatever, every principle of justice and of self-respect requires that I should not listen to any such demand." Jefferson sent James Lyon a copy of the letter the same day: "You will perceive at once its swindling object. My confidence in your character leaves me without a doubt of your honest aid in repelling this base and bold attempt to fix on me practices to which no honors or powers in this world would ever have induced me to stoop. I have solicited none, intrigued for none." Jefferson died severely in debt, and he was plagued by money problems thro

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        Pomona Herefordiensis. Old Cider and Perry Fruits.

      Pub. Agricultural Soc. Herefordshire. 1811 - pp. viii with 30 fine hand coloured plates of apples engraved and coloured by William Hooker after original drawings by Elizabeth Mathews of Belmont and the author’s daughter. Rebound in half green morocco leather with marbled boards, a very handsome and pleasing binding. Very scarce. Elizabeth Mathews drew 27 of 30 plates the others were drawn by the authors daughter Frances Knight. William Hooker was considered one of the finest pomological artists and he studied with Franz Bauer. Originally published in 10 parts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments, with original notes, and practical observations, and copious marginal references.

      Philadelphia: Printed for & published by William W Woodward, corner of Second and Chesnut Streets; sold also by William Barlas, New York; D Mallory & Co, Boston; and by the booksellers in different parts of the United States; Dickinson, Printer, 1811 - 3 large, thick and heavy volumes, marked "1", "2" and "5" ; 27 cm. ; OCLC: 24348787 ; LC: BS491 ; Volume 1 contents: Genesis to Second Samuel ; Volume 2 contents: First Book of Kings to Proverbs ; Volume 5 contents: The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans to Revelation ; publisher's statement : Vol 1 and 2 : "Woodward's 2d American from the 2d London ed., imp. and enl. ; Philadelphia: Printed for & published by William W Woodward, corner of Second and Chesnut Streets; sold also by William Barlas, New York; D Mallory & Co, Boston; and by the booksellers in different parts of the United States; Dickinson, Printer" ; the third volume with publisher's statement: "Woodward's second American from the second London edition, improved and enlarged. Printed for and published by William W. Woodward, corner of Second an Chestnut Streets; sold also by William Barlas, New York; S. T. Armstrong, Boston; and by the booksellers in different parts of the United States; Dickinson, Printer" ; volume 5 printed with "II" on its title page ; a strip excised from the top of volume 5's title page ; only two copies of this edition held in libraries, Rutgers and the University of Virginia ; cf. Shaw & Shoemaker; 22356; Shaw & Shoemaker; 24828 ; the first American edition of Scott's Family Bible was published by subscription in 1804, while the first printing of the second was issued in 1810 ; this is the revised second, simultaneously sold by subscription in Philadelphia, Boston and New Y ork ; This set has volume 1 showing marriages, births and deaths of several members of the family of John McClellan (1758-1851) and Sarah Thompson McClellan (1773-1840) of Cambridge, New York and the children of Robert McClellan (1766-1829) and Mary Thompson McClellan (1768-1839) of Hebron, NY ; From the advertisements at the end of "A theological dictionary: containing definitions of all religious terms, a comprehensive view of every article in the system of the late Rev. Charle s Buck.Philadelphia, W.W. Woodward, 1821." is found this description of the work : "Rev. Dr. Thomas Scott's Family Bible, A new and very popular (copy right) Edition. W. W. W. has published 4000 copies of this valuable Work, on a new plan. It is divested of the Marginal References, but contains every other article in the five volumes of his two former editions. The Notes are disposed immediately after the Text they are designed to illustrate, and the Practical Observations at the end of the chapter. From the encouragement given to this arrangement, it is judged to be the most acceptable yet presented to the public ; as up wards of two thousand two hundred subscribers have been received. It 'is comprised in Three Quarto volumes. Price 8 dolls. per. vol. in sheep, and 9 dolls, in calf. One copy given for every five purchased or subscribed." ; bound in full contemporary brown leather, with gold lettering in red panels on spine with five raised bands and volumes numbers in black circles with gold designs ; foxing ; some wear to covers, but hinges tight ; in all, a very nice, but broken set of a scarce and important title ; VG [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Exploratory Travels through the Western Territories of North America. [-] And a Journey through the interior of Louisiana [-] In the years 1805, 1806, 1807.

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. J. G. Barnard, Printer, London. First English edition. 1811 - Size of the binding: 8 1/8 inches x 10 3/4 in., half-title; folding map; title-page; xx, smaller map; pp. [1]-436, charts of the Indian Nations. Bound in full, old polished calf, with five raised bands on the spine, with compartments in contrasting light and darker leather, gilt and blindstamped, with later gilt title labels on the spine, blindstamped borders on the covers, blue marbled endpapers, tan marbling to the book edges. Light, age-related tanning to prelims., the map has left a light image on the title-page, light tanning to the smaller map. The interior is generally clean, and wide-margined. A very fine copy of an important work. With the engraved, heraldic bookplate of Thomas Munro on the front marbled paste-down. Weight: 3 lbs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 by Order of the Government of the United States

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown 1811 - London, 1811. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Foldout map; modern red morocco leather w/gilt stampings. Minor penciling back ep. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        H.N. Zoologie Oiseaux Pl 9

      Paris 1811 - Image Size : , Platemark Size : 455x615 (mm), 17.875x24.25 (Inches), Paper Size : 535x715 (mm), 21x28.125 (Inches), Hand Colored, Copper Engraving

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