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        The Shipwreck,

      London -William Baynes, 1811. London -William Baynes, 1811 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Shipwreck is a beautifully illustrated and descriptive poem, depicting an array of classical allusions. Features a fold out map and plates and vignettes by Rober Dodd, a marine painter. In three cantos. Also features additional notes and a sketch on the author's life who was born in 1730 in Edinburgh who became a sailor taking part in many important expeditions. Condition: Expertly rebound in a half calf binding with cloth boards. There is age toning to the spine and some minor shelfwear. Internally, generally firmly bound and foxed throughout. One vignette and 18 plates are missing. Showthrough from the plates. Overall: GOOD.

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        Le nouveau parfait maréchal ou la connaissance générale et universelle du cheval, divisé en sept traités : - 1° : De sa construction. - 2° : Du haras. - 3° : De l'écuyer et du harnais. - 4° : Du médecin, ou traité des maladies des chevaux. - 5° : Du chirurgien et des opérations. - 6° : Du maréchal-ferrand. - 7° : De l'apothicaire, ou des remèdes. Avec un dictionnaire des termes de cavalerie; le tout enrichi de 50 figures en taille-douce. Septième édition.

      Lyon, Amable Leroy 1811 - In-4 [258 x 198 mm]. Collation : portrait, (4), XXIII, (1), 515 pp., 49 planches h.-t. Veau marbré, dos orné, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.) Anatomie du cheval, haras, écuyer et harnais, maladies des chevaux, chirurgie, maréchal-ferrant, remèdes. Illustré par un portrait de Garsault et 49 planches hors-texte dont 20 de botanique. Dos un peu frotté, bon exemplaire. // You can browse all my books on

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        English Bards and Scotch Reviewers

      sp;- London - James Cawthorn, 1811. sp;- London - James Cawthorn, 1811 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. English Bards and Scotch Reviewers the first major satire by Lord Byron was prompted by the savage, anonymous criticism this received (now known to be the work of Henry Peter Brougham) in the Edinburgh Review prompted his first major satire. First published in 1809. This is a 'third spurious reprint of the fourth edition'. Watermark J X 1814 to page 3. With half title and publisher's advertisement to rear. The work so upset some of his critics they challenged Byron to a duel; over time, in subsequent editions, it became a mark of prestige to be the target of Byron's pen. Previous owner's ink inscription and bookplate to front pastedown. Condition: Ina paper covered publisher's binding. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities including loss to paper, marks to boards. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout. Overall: GOOD.

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        Gehöft am Fluß mit Wanderer und Ziegenhirte., Radierung.

      1811 - Kräftiger Druck mit Plattenton auf Velin. In der Platte monogrammiert "S. L." und datiert "1811". S. Steinheim war ein jüdischer Mediziner, Religionsphilosoph und Gelehrte der in Altona ansässig war. Seit 1854 lebte er längere Zeit in Rom, reiste nach Kopenhagen und 1865 und 1866 nach Zürich. Steinheim war zudem ein Liebhaber der Kunst und fertigte als autodidaktisch Landschaftsradierungen. - Vorwiegend im Rand minimal braunfleckig. Kleine Atelierspur in der oberen rechten Ecke. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 11,4 x 16,9 cm (Darstellung). Papier: 17,5 x 25 cm.

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        Dinarbas: A Tale.Being a Continuation of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

      London - T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1811. London - T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1811 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An allegorical work by C. E. Knight, intended as a continuation of a work by Samuel Johnson. Fifth edition. Ellis Cornelia Knight (17571837) was a writer and painter who socialized with many of the notable personalities of the late reign of George III: Horatio Nelson, Lord and Lady Hamilton, the Prince Regent, the Princess of Wales, and the Princess Charlotte. Miss Knight published 5 works in her lifetime: in 1790:Dinarbas, a continuation of a work by Samuel Johnson; in 1792, Flaminius, a novel in letters about Rome; in 1805, A Description of Latium or La Campagna di Roma with her own etchings; in 1812, Translations from the German in Prose and Verse; and in 1833 Sir Guy de Lusignan, a Romance. At her death she left behind an incomplete autobiography and a journal. Condition: In publishers original paper covered boards. Externally sound, with some rubbing. Wear to the spine, and corners are bumped. Internally, firmly bound. Copperplate ink inscriptions to front free-endpaper and title page. Pages are mildly age-toned, with some scattered spotting (particularly to first and last few pages). Overall: GOOD..

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D

      nbsp;London -T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1811. nbsp;London -T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1811 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The well-known biography of Samuel Johnson, that is widely regarded to have transformed the genre. Two volumes have fold-out frontispieces, one of which displays facsimiles of Samuel Johnson's handwriting. Complete in five volumes. Boswell and Johnson were acquaintances in 1763. Boswell was criticisedfor taking many criticalliberties when quoting Johnson, andmany critics at the time of publication did not consider this text a proper biography because of this. Each volume has two bookplate to the front pastedown and front free endpaper. One of which is an armorial bookplate that bears the name Lancelot Haslope. Condition: In a full diced calf binding. Externally, generally sound joints are cracking to a number of volumes and there is loss to the head of one of the spines. Each volumes has bumping and two volumes have boards loosening. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean with offsetting to titlepages and some marks to the first few pages. Overall: GOOD.

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        Memoirs of Prince Eugene of Savoy

      London - Henry Colburn, 1811. London - Henry Colburn, 1811 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A second edition of the Memoirs of Prince Eugene of Savoy, translated from the original French by Frederic Shoberl. This editioncontains an introduction to the family of Prince Eugene and an engraved portrait to the verso of front free-end paper. There is an advertisement at the front of the book and notes at the back. Prince Eugene of Savoy (French: Franois-Eugne de Savoie, German: Eugen von Savoyen, Italian: Principe Eugenio di Savoia-Carignano; 18 October 1663 21 April 1736), was one of the most successful military commanders in modern European history, rising to the highest offices of state at the Imperial court in Vienna. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, very smart with some minor shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally clean and bright with some browning due to age. Some spotting throughoutand a brown stain due to contact with engraved portrait on the title page. Ink inscription to front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Rejected Addresses and English Bards and Scotch Revieweres

      813 - London - James Cawthorn; John Miller, 1811. 813 - London - James Cawthorn; John Miller, 1811 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Two brilliant poetical satires from the Smiths and Lord Byron in a calf binding. English Bards is the fourth edition. Rejected Addresses is the ninth edition. Condition: In a half calf binding, with marbled boards. Externally, some rubbing. Internally, firmly bound, with occasional foxing or marksand some light browning to the edges of English Bards. With ink signatures to the Rejected Addresses title page. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Letters of Junius

      sp;-London - S. A. Oddy, 1811. sp;-London - S. A. Oddy, 1811 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An attractive set of the letters of Junius. Complete in two volumes. Bound by Riviere and Son. Junius was the pseudonym of a writer who contributed a series of letters to the Public Advertiser, from 21 January 1769 to 21 January 1772. Illustrated with many portraits of various recipients of the letters. Previous owner's ink inscription to verso of both front free endpapers and one front blank. Condition: In calf bindings. Externally, smart with slight shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Previous owner's ink inscription to verso of both front free endpapers and one front blank. Overall: NEAR FINE.

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        Essys on the Nature and Principles of Taste. In two volumes

      Edinburgh- Bell and Bradfute and Archibald Constable and Co, 1811. Edinburgh- Bell and Bradfute and Archibald Constable and Co, 1811 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Two wonderful essays from the passionate pen of Alison, these essays being major theoretical works of the Edinburgh enlightenment. Includes: Essay 1: of the nature of the emotions of sublimity and beauty, and Essay 2: of the sublimity and beauty of the material world. Armorial bookplates to front pastedowns. Sir Archibald Alison, first baronet (17921867) was a historian and lawyer. Alison declared it his life's work to oppose the erroneous opinions which, since the French Revolution and in consequence of it, had, as I conceived, overspread the world, in political, economical and social concerns. It was through the gloomy foreboding with which he greeted all suggestion of constitutional change in Britain that he first came to public notice. On seeing that this was what the whigs intended, he made his name with a series of thirteen articles in Blackwood's, from January 1831 to January 1832 which, inevitably, linked parliamentary reform with the French revolution of 1830. Alison elaborated these sombre theses in the ten volumes of his History of Europe during the French Revolution (183342). The central failure he identified in the France of the ancien rgime, as in present-day Britain, was the ruling class's reluctance to stand up to popular intimidation. Britain might have been spared the fate of France, but had no grounds for confidence in the future: whig ministries were practically treasonable, and 1832 heralded an era of democracy and the descent into anarchy. Despite the heavy political baggage, his work offered the first survey of the revolution in English, and several editions won huge sales on both sides of the Atlantic, with translations into French, German, and even Arabic. DNBCondition: In full marbled calf bindings. Externally attractive although a trifle rubbed, joints cracked. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean aside from some light scattered spotting. Mild off-setting from the text to adjacent pages. Overall: GOOD.

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        Inquisitionum ad Capellam Domini Regis Retornatarum, quae in Publicis Srchivis Scotiae adhuc servantur, abbreviatio. In two volumes

      London - Great Britain Record Commission, 1811. London - Great Britain Record Commission, 1811 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Two volumesof thisvery scarcework on the public archives of Scotland, dating from the early nineteenth century. First Edition. Volume I features a facsimilie of the records. Two volumes from a three volume set. In Latin, with a preface and an address of the House of Commons in English at the start of volume I. Condition: In quarter leather bindings with paper covered boards. Externally, wear to the extremities and marks to the boards, including a large tidemark to the rear board of volume I. Joints starting. Internally, firmly bound. Some light foxing to the endpapers and tidemarks to the outer margins ofseveral pages prominent to the last few pages of volume I, but otherwise generally clean. Overall: GOOD..

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        A Tale of A Tub

      London - Thomas Tegg, 1811. London - Thomas Tegg, 1811 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smart copy of Jonathan Swift's first and most challenging satire. With seven hand-coloured plates. The Tale is a prose parody which is divided into sections of digression and a tale of three brothers, each representing one of the main branches of western Christianity. At the time it was written, politics and religion were still linked very closely in England, and the religious and political aspects of the satire can often hardly be separated. The work made Swift notorious, and was widely misunderstood, especially by Queen Anne herself who mistook its purpose for profanity. It effectively disbarred its author from proper preferment within the church, but is considered one of Swift's best allegories, even by himself. It was enormously popular, but Swift believed it damaged his prospect of advancement in the Church of England. Condition: Rebound in a half-calf binding with marbled baords. Externally very smart, with just some minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, with just some scattered instances of light foxing throughout and some offsetting from the plates. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        The Messiah. Descriptive of the principal events attending the Passion and Crucifixion of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

      London - J. and J. Cundee, 1811. London - J. and J. Cundee, 1811 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early nineteenth century English edition of Klopstock's Messiah with engraved plates and in a smart morocco binding. With eight plates, engraved frontis and additional engraved title page. Collated, complete. Dated from COPAC. In English. Albion Press Edition. With the occurrences from his Resurrection to his Ascension, now first translated by Frederic Shoberl. To which are prefixed, Memoirs of the Life of the Author. Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, 1724 1803, was a German poet. His enrichment of the poetic vocabulary and his attention to prosody were of great service to the poets that immediately followed him. In helping to free German poetry from the exclusive reign of the Alexandrine verse, he was the founder of a new era in German literature. Schiller and Goethe were in some waysartistically indebted to him. Condition: In a half morocco and marbled paper binding. Externally, near fine, with sunning to the spine. The rear hinge is cracked. Internally, generallyfirmly bound, with some spots. The first gathering is becoming loose. There is browning and light tidemarks to the plates. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Lady of the Lake

      London and Edinburgh - Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, and John Sharpe, 1811. London and Edinburgh - Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, and John Sharpe, 1811 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lavishly illustrated edition of this narrative poem by Sir Walter Scott. This is a reissue of the 1810 edition and has six additional engravings and a secondengraved title page from thepaintings of Richard Cook, as well as the original six engravings and title page from the drawings of Richard Westall. With extensive notes on the text to rear. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown of one Ernest Richard Orlando Bridgeman. First published in 1810, the poem is set in the Trossachs region of Scotland, it is composed of six cantos, each of which concerns the action of a single day. The poem has three main plots: the contest among three men, Roderick Dhu, James Fitz-James, and Malcolm Graeme, to win the love of Ellen Douglas; the feud and reconciliation of King James V of Scotland and James Douglas; and a war between the lowland Scots (led by James V) and the highland clans (led by Roderick Dhu of Clan Alpine). The poem was tremendously influential in the nineteenth century, and inspired the Highland Revival. There is no frontispiece present. Repaired by Macnair bookbinder, with a label to front pastedown. Condition: Expertly rebacked in a decorative calf binding with early leather backstrip preserved. Externally, sound with wear to extremities and slight loss to and lifting of leather of backstrip. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with scattered foxing throughout, heavier to first and last few pages and to plates. Previous owner's ink inscription to half title. There is no frontispice present. Overall: GOOD.

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        Vejledning til det Islandske eller gamle Nordiske Sprog.

      . Kbhvn. Schubothe 1811. LVI+282+(6) s. Med indskudte blanke blade. Indbundet i samtidig halvlaeder. Enkelte sider lidt gulplettede. Med noter i samtidig hand, sandsynligvis den svenske filolog Sven Hylander (1797-1825), hvis autograf findes pa forpermen, dateret 1820. Han var adjunkt ved Lunds Universitet og arbejdede bl. a. med islandske handskrifter. <br>With inserted blank leaves. A few pages foxed. With notes in contemporary writing, most likely belonging to the Swedish philologist Sven Hylander, whose signature is on front endpaper, dated 1820. He was a lecturer at the University of Lund and studied Icelandic manuscript. * "I 1811 udkom hans förste selvstaendige arbejde "Vejledning til det Islandske ...", et arbejde hvortil han allerede havde lagt grunden i sin skoletid, og som abner en ny aera i den nordiske sprogvidenskab." (Vilh. Thomsen). <br>Mainwork in the history of Northern philology. Fiske I,482. PMM 266. Bibl. Dan. IV, 59.<br>"In 1822 his first independent work "Vejledning til det Islandske" was published. This was a work for which the ground was already prepared during his school days and it opens a new era in nordic philology." (Vilh. Thomsen)..

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        Reise durch Skandinavien in den Jahren 1806 und 1807. Erster Theil - Zweiter Theil. I-II.

      Göttingen. Bei Joh. Fridr. Röver. . 1811-12. 8vo. Samtidige marmorerte kartonasjebind. X, (2), 336 ; XIV, 380, (2) s. Med 6 foldeplansjer hvorav 2 er delvis kolorert.. Schiötz 424 **. Bring 362. Eiler Schiötz' eksemplar. Ryggene og bindene med bruksspor. To gamle navnetrekk på forsatsbladene

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        Hirschberg (Saale). - Gesamtansicht mit Schloss. - Friedrich August Schmidt. - "Das Schloss Hirschberg an der Saale, gegen Morgen".

      . Historische Ortsansicht. Radierung / Umrissradierung, alt aquarelliert, 1811. Von Friedrich August Schmidt. 40,9 x 57,5 cm (Darstellung / Einfassungslinie) / 51,6 x 63,8 cm (Platte) / 61,5 x 73,5 cm (Blatt). Rechts unterhalb der Darstellung signiert, darunter betitelt. Außerdem mit Widmung des Verlegers Ludwig von Kleist aus Schleitz an Prinz Heinrich von Preussen. - Wasserzeichen: "J Whatman 1811". Kleiner Prägestempel in der Platte rechts unten. - Schönes breitrandiges Blatt im Bereich der Platte leicht gebräunt. Im Randbereich teilweise schwach fleckig. Im oberen Rand hinterlegeter und optisch unauffälliger Einriss bis an die Plattenkante. Verso Reste vormaliger Montierung. Insgesamt aber guter Erhaltungszustand. Friedrich August Schmidt (1. Hälfte 19.). Deutscher Landschafts- und Architekturmaler, Kupferstecher und Lithograf. 1814-16 Studium in Dresden. Seit 1824 in Berlin. 1830/31 in Italien..

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        "Ansicht vom Leopolds und Kahlenberg" bei Wien. Blick über die Donau auf die beiden Berge mit den Kirchen, vorne links unter einem Baum Staffage, rechts über der Donau eine Fischerhütte, unten Inschrift.

      . Altkol. Radierung von J.A. Klein, 1811, 11,5 x 16,5 cm.. Jahn 61, II (von II). - Bei der Staffage u.a. ein sitzender Zeichner. - Bis zur Einfassungslinie beschnitten, alt montiert auf Karton mit grauer Tuschlinie, diese eingefaßt von weißen und schwarzen Linien, die ausgeschnittene Originalinschrift unten aufgeklebt.

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        Autograph testimonial, signed as part of a folio document recommending a soldier

      Paris 1811 - Larrey, Dominique Jean (1766-1842). Autograph note signed, written in the margin of a manuscript petition signed by Jacques Rajade and addressed to M. Bergon, Conseiller d'État, Directeur-général des Forêts. August 28, 1811. 1 page, plus integral blank. 325 x 197 mm. Light toning, creased where previously folded, upper edge frayed, one corner chipped, small pinhole not affecting text.Larrey's note was written to strengthen the petition of Jacques Rajade, who had served as a dragoon in Napoleon's army during the Egyptian campaign; having been mustered out of the army, Rajade was asking the French government for a position as a forester. The note reads:Je soussigné en Chirurgien et Chef de l'Armée d'Egypte, l'un des [ ] généraux de service de Santé [ ] prend la liberté de recom[mander] à la bienveillance de Monsieur le comte de Bergon, Conseiller d'État et Directeur général des Eaux et Forêts, l'objet de la [ ] du pétitionnaire. D. J. Larrey.Larrey was the greatest military surgeon in history. He invented the "flying ambulance" for removing wounded soldiers from the battlefield, performed some of the first amputations at the hip-joint, gave the first descriptions of trench-foot and the therapeutic effects of maggots on wounds, and invented several surgical operations. He was also the first to observe the contagiousness of trachoma, a disease encountered by Napoleon's army shortly after its successful invasion of Egypt in 1798.

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        Halle und Jerusalem. Studentenspiel und Pilgerabentheuer

      Heidelberg, Mohr und Zimmer 1811.. Heidelberg, Mohr und Zimmer 1811.. Mit rad. Titelvignette (Portrait Ahasverus) von Ludwig Grimm nach Holbein, 3 Bll., 436 S. Dunkelgrüne Hlwd. um 1830 mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Borst 1124; Goed. VI, 76, 45; Mallon 106. - Erste Ausgabe. &#150; Für "Halle" hat Arnim den Stoff aus Gryphius "Cardenio und Celinde" adaptiert und um Erinnerungen an seine Studentenzeit in Halle erweitert. "Jerusalem" orientiert sich auch an Calderón. Beide Stücke verbindet die Figur des Ahasverus, des ewigen Juden. - "Der Romantiker schwelgt - unter dem Einfluß Shakespeare&#146;s - in einer bunten Fülle sinnbildhafter Gestalten und Geschehnisse. Gegensätzliche Episoden werden aneinandergereiht, Phantastisches paart sich mit Wirklichem &#133;" (KNLL I,733). "Im Grunde genommen hat Arnim in der zweiteiligen Bearbeitung von `Cardenio und Celinde` dasselbe getan, was Goethe in den zwei Teilen seines Faust mit der Faustsage unternahm. Es ist ein Erweitern und Modernisieren von übernommenem literarischen Material [&#133;]. Zur Zeit der Entstehung von Arnims Drama war diese Art romantischer Modernisierung der Tragödie noch relativ neu und daher vielen unverständlich." (H. M. Kastinger Riley. Arnim S.84). - Tls. stockfleckig, die letzten 2 Bll. am oberen weißen Rand beschnitten.

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        Vue de Brieg

      Sempione. - Briga 1811 - Veduta panoramica della cittadina, stampata a colori, tratta dalla famosa opera " Voyage Pittoresque de Genève à Milan par le Simplon " edita a Parigi da Firmin Didot nel 1811 mm 195x282

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        Aus meinem Leben. Dichtung und Wahrheit. Erster Theil.

      Tübingen: Cotta 1811.. XII, 515 Seiten. Halbleder der Zeit mit dezenter Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild, Klein-Oktav, 15,9 x 10,7 cm.. (etwas beschabt und bestossen, Titelei mit handschriftlichen Bibliothekssignaturen und fast ganz gelöschtem Stempel, innen nur wenig gebräunt, gelegentlich gering braunfleckig, insgesamt gut erhalten) Erste Ausgabe des ersten Teils von Goethes Autobiographie. Der zweite Teil erschien 1814. - Hagen 363 - Meyer, Goethe-Bibliothek 988 - Goed.

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        Ueber die beste Einrichtung des Medicinalwesens für Flecken und Dörfer oder für das platte Land.

      Halberstadt, Bureau für Literatur und Kunst, 1811.. X, 172 Seiten, Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 19,5 x 12,5 cm,. Einband etwas berieben, Titel etwas gebräunt, sonst gut. Interessante Schrift mit Anregungen wie das Gesundheitswesen in ländlichen Gebieten zu verbessern sei.

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        Preußens ältere Geschichte (4 Bände).

      Hamburg, 1811.. Mit 4 Frontisp., XXIV, 229 Seiten, 1 Blatt; 280 Seiten, 2 Blatt; 284 Seiten, 2 Blatt; 242 Seiten, 2 Blatt, Halblederbände der Zeit, 20,5 x 13 cm,. Einbände mit kleineren oberflächlichen Wurmspuren, innen sauber und frisch.

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      [New York]. April 24, 1811.. [New York]. April 24, 1811.. 6 x 7 3/4 inches. Old horizontal fold, separated and repaired with tissue. Minor wear else. Very good. A fascinating partially printed document, completed in manuscript, attesting that one James Grant has known the "black" man Norman Washington for the past three years, and that he is indeed a free man and not a slave. It also attests that Washington is 27 years old, was born at "Mount Vernon in the State of Virginia," and was born free. It is signed by Grant and Charles Dickinson, a city alderman. When George Washington died in 1799, 317 slaves lived at Mount Vernon. Some, Washington owned outright through either inheritance or purchase, others were the dowry property of Martha Washington, and still others were slaves which Washington had rented from other owners. Many of the slaves had intermarried and had children over the years. In his will, Washington made provisions to free the slaves he owned upon Martha&#39;s death; she, in turn, chose to free them early, uneasy to live around so many people who were waiting on her demise. Besides the slaves, a number of free African- Americans also lived and worked on Washington&#39;s extensive plantations. Norman Washington was born in 1784, during the period when Washington lived at Mount Vernon as a private citizen between his resignation as commander-in- chief of the Army in late December, 1783 and becoming President in April, 1789. He does not appear among the slaves listed in Washington&#39;s will because, as the affidavit asserts, he was born free. There are records at Mount Vernon showing that there were "free blacks who worked for the Washington family during the 18th century." In all likelihood he was the son of a free black woman who gave him the last name of her employer, as often happened. His free status would have certainly been recognized at home, but once he moved from Mount Vernon a new set of considerations would have arisen. In 1785, the New York Assembly began considering ways to abolish slavery. Some representatives, including Aaron Burr, favored immediate emancipation, while another faction supported gradual emancipation. After failing to pass any legislation in the 1780s due to disagreements over the issue, the New York Legislature passed "An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery" in 1799, with no conditions on voting rights. The act provided freedom for children born to slave mothers after July 4, 1799. Men born into slavery prior to that were to be freed at age 28, and women at age 25. Slave owners could thus continue to exploit a slave&#39;s most productive years well into the 19th century. Moreover, kidnappings and illegal trading allowed New York owners to dispense with their human property even after the law took effect. In theory, all slaves should have become free by July, 4, 1827. The lag between the 1799 law and 1827 created a growing population of free blacks in New York, and on Jan. 29, 1811, the state legislature passed another law, an "Act to prevent frauds and perjuries at elections, and to prevent slaves from voting." In order to vote, African Americans needed to provide a certificate that proved they were free, which could be obtained by presenting themselves to any "justices of the supreme court, any mayor, recorder, or judge of any court of common pleas" and paying the 25-cent fee. The present document is the sworn affidavit of James Grant, stating that (with the manuscript portions in brackets): "he has for [three] years last past, the said [Norman Washington] a [black] man, that the said [Norman] resides in the said city, that he is about the age of [twenty seven] years, and was born at [Mount Vernon] in [the state of Virginia] as this deponent is informed and verily believes, that during all the said time whilst this deponent has been acquainted with the said [Norman] as aforesaid, the said [Norman] hath been reputed and considered to be free, and hath continually acted as a freeman during the said time, an that the said [Norman was born] free as this deponent is also informed and believes. There is only one James Grant in New York directories of the period, a grocer who lived at 58 Roosevelt St., an address that no longer exists in Manhattan. Norman Washington is more elusive; the 1809 Longworth Directory lists a Washington without a first name at 7 Little Water St., a marginal address near the docks (also no longer in existence). However, Longworth does not seem to have covered the African American community closely. We can speculate that Washington worked for Grant, who was thus willing to vouch for him. Nothing further can be established about Norman Washington at this time. A fascinating starting point for understanding the life of African Americans who came from Mount Vernon or were associated with George Washington.

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        Traité élémentaire d?ornithologie - suivi de l?art d?empailler les oiseaux

      Yvernault et Cabin, Lyon, 1811. In / 8 reliure plein veau marbré havane, dos lisse à caissons décorés et pièce de titre rouge, première partie : 159 p. 5 planches en taille douce dépliantes - seconde partie : 496 p. - l?art d?empailler les oiseaux : 171 p., 5 planches en taille douce dépliantes. Marie Jacques Philippe (Montpellier 1769 - Lyon 1837), naturaliste, pris le nom de Mouton Fontenille de la Clotte. Querard tome 4 et 6. relié Bon état

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        Das Zeitalter Napoleons; oder chronologische Darstellung der merkwürdigsten Weltbegebenheiten seit der Geburt Napoleons I. bis zu seiner Vermählung mit der Erzherzoginn Louise von Oesterreich. (Mit dem zweiten Titel:) Handbuch der Geschichte Napoleon`s des Ersten und seines Zeitalters

      Leipzig, Peter Hammer 1811.. Leipzig, Peter Hammer 1811.. 2 Bde. Mit 2 gest. Frontispices (Napoleon und Louise). 1 Bl., 365 S.; 1 Bl., 350 S., 1 Bl. Dekorative HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. Nicht bei Walther (Peter Hammer). - Chronologische Auflistung des Lebens und der Taten Napoleons seit seiner Geburt bis zum 2. April 1810. - Mehrfach gestempelt, sonst recht schönes Exemplar!

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      Cary's New Universal Atlas. 1811. - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 51.5 x 46 cm. (20½ x 18 inches) Very good condition, some offset, a little browning to centrefold. A fine map of Ireland, as its title suggests, divided into provinces and counties. 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.

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        Allgemeines Gesetzbuch für die gesammten Deutschen Erbländer der Oesterreichischen Monarchie.

      Wien, aus der k. k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerey, (1811).. Oktav, (Früher Druck, Erstdruck, nicht nach 1845 - Seemann S. 61) Titelblatt, (16), 110, 395, 56, CLXXVI S. Unbeschnittenes Exemplar! 3 Teile und Register in einem zeitgenössischen Pappband mit Buntpapierüberzug. Früher Druck, vermutlich vor 1835, vgl. Seemann, der bis 1909 in Titelauflage erschienenen ersten Auflage!.; Früher Druck, vermutlich vor 1835, vgl. Seemann, der bis 1909 in Titelauflage erschienenen ersten Auflage!.. Die wichtigste Kodifikation nach dem Allgemeinen Preußischen Labdrecht und dem Code Napoleon war das Allgemeine bürgerliche Gesetzbuch von Österreich. Die große Zivilrechtskodifikation von Österreich war das gesetzgeberische Werk des großen österreichischen Juristen Franz von ZEILLER (1753-1828). Zeiller, der an der Universität Wien im Jahre 1783 der Lehrstuhlnachfolger des Naturrechtlers Martini wurde, war besonders von Immanuel Kant beeinflußt. Die systematische Ordnung des ABGB von 1811 läßt zudem den Einfluß des großen preußischen Rechtsphilosophen Christian Wolff erkennen. Die Kodifikation ist in drei Bücher unterteilt, die in 1.502 Paragraphen aufgeschlüsselt sind: 1: Von dem Personenrechte 2: Vond em Sachenrechte 3: Von den gemeinschaftlicehn Bestimmungen der Personen- und Sachenrechte. The legislative works in Austria were mainly the creation of Franz von Zeiller (1753-1828). Zeiller was taught natural law by Martini in Vienna, whose successor he became in 1783. Unlike the Bavarian and Prussian codification, Immanuel Kant's ideas influenced this code of laws already. However, Wolff's influence is to be felt in matters of systematics. Thus the 1.502 paragraphs are structered as follows: I. Civil Law. II. Law of things 1. property, ownership, distraint and pledge, servitude, legacy, 2. contracts, marital contracts, liability for damages. III. Common regulations 1. Substantiations of the rights and obligations. 2. Ammendment of the righst and obligations. 3. Annulation of the rights and obligations 4. Prescriptibility and usucaption.

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        Ueber Meteor - Cultus der Alten, vorzüglich in Bezug auf Steine, die vom Himmel gefallen. Ein Beytrag zur Alterthumskunde.

      Heidelberg, Mohr und Zimmer, 1811.. Kl.8°. VI, 202 S. mit 1 Titelkupfer und 1 gestoch. Münzentafel. HLwd. der Zeit, Papier etwas braunfleckig, sonst guter Zustand. (s. Foto). ger/deu; 1. Aufl..

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        "Hofkirche zum heil. Michael in München". Neuhauser Straße mit der Michaelskirche u. Blick zum Karlstor, vor der Kirche reiche Personenstaffage, Reiter und Heuwagen.

      . Radierung, 1811, 32,5 x 23,5 cm.. Maillinger I, 1768; Lentner 1178; Slg. Proebst 1023; Trost R45. - Schönes Exemplar aus der gesuchten Folge der 10 Münchner Radierungen.

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

      München, Zeller, 1811. Radierung, gezeichnet u. gestochen von Dom. Quaglio. 36,5 x 25 cm (Plattengröße). - Maillinger I, 1768; Lentner 1178. - Abzug mit Zellers Adresse. - Aus: "Verschiedene Ansichten von München", gemalt u. gezeichnet 1810 u. 1811, (10 Tafeln). Sehr seltene Folge dieser prächtigen Radierungen, die mit zu dem schönsten gehören, was es über Alt-München gibt. - Schöner kräftiger Abdruck auf dem vollen Blatt, nur schwach stockfleckig.

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        Oeuvres Dramatiques de N. Destouches, precedee d'une notice sur la vie et les ouvrages de cet auteur (par M. Salgues). Tome premier - sixieme.

      Paris, Lefevre, 1811.. 6 Bde. 8°. XXXVI + 534 + 1, 501 + 2, 562 + 1, 570 + 1, 470 + 1, 530 + 1 S. OLd. der Zeit.. Nouvelle Edition. In franz. Sprache. Mit dem gestochenen Porträt nach Berruer-Choquet und acht Kupfertafeln nach Lafitte. Sander 474; Brunet II, 653; Ebert 6024. - Exlibris a. V., leicht stockfleckig, kl. Fehlstellen an oberen Kapitalen, leichte Gbrsp., tlw. etw. bestossen. Schöne Exemplare mit aufwendiger Kantenvergoldung und Goldschnitt sowie zweiteiligen RSchildchen. - Um 1705 erhielt Destouches, (1680 - 1754), in Paris Anschluss an Roger Brulart de Sillery, Marquis de Puysieux, den französischen Chefdiplomaten (ab 1697) für die schweizerischen Kantone, und trat in seine Dienste. Über ihn erhielt er gesellschaftliche und literarische Kontakte, u. a. zu dem arrivierten Autor Nicolas Boileau, der ihn ermutigte zu schreiben. 1710 begleitete er Puysieulx in die Schweiz, wo er sein erstes Stück zur Aufführung brachte, Le Curieux impertinent (der unverschämte Neugierige). Dieses wurde von der Pariser Comedie-Francaise übernommen, und auch die nachfolgenden Stücke, L'Ingrat (der Undankbare, 1712), L'Irresolu (der Unentschlossene, 1713), Le Medisant (der Verleumder, 1715) oder Le Jaloux (der Eifersüchtige, 1716) kamen dort erfolgreich heraus. 1717 ging er mit Guillaume Dubois auf diplomatische Mission nach London, und blieb als Botschaftssekretär bis 1723 dort. Nach seiner Rückkehr erhielt er das adelnden Amt eines "königlichen Türwächters" (Garde de la porte du Roi) und wurde in die Academie Francaise aufgenommen. Nach seinen Abschied 1825 zog er sich auf ein Gut bei Melun zurück und wendete sich ganz der Literatur zu. (Zitat)

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        James Monroe & Congress Support the Independence Movements of Spain's American Colonies

      Washington, DC 1811 - Pamphlet. "Report (in Part) of the Committee on so Much of the President's Message as Relates to the Spanish American colonies / December 10th, 1811. Read, and referred to the committee of the whole on the state of the Union." Washington, D.C.: Printed by R. C. Weightman: 1811. 4 pp. "[We] behold with friendly interest, the establishment of independent sovereignties, by the Spanish provinces in America." Report.The committee to whom was referred so much of the President's message, as relates to the Spanish American colonies, have, in obedience to order of the House deliberately considered the subjects before them, and directed a report, in part, to be submitted to the consideration of House, in the form of a public declaration follows:Whereas several American Spanish provinces, have represented to the United States that it has been found expedient for them to associate and form federal governments upon to the elective and representative plan, and to declare themselves free and independent: Therefore be itResolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That they behold with friendly interest, the establishment of independent sovereignties, by the Spanish provinces in America, consequent upon the actual state of the monarchy to which they belonged; that as neighbors and inhabitants of the same hemisphere the United States feel great solicitude for their welfare; and that when those provinces shall have attained the condition of nations by the just exercise of their rights, the Senate and House of Representatives will unite with the executive in establishing with them, as sovereign and independent states, such amicable relations and commercial intercourse, as may require their legislative authority.House of Representatives10th December, 1811. House of Representatives, December 5, 1811.Sir, In behalf of the committee appointed to consider so much of the President's message of the 5th November, as relates to the Spanish American provinces, I beg leave to inquire whether it is known to our government that any of those provinces have declared themselves independent, or that material changes have taken place in their political relations. It is not expected, however, that my request will be understood to extend to those communications which, in the opinion of the executive, it would be improper to disclose.Be pleased, Sir, to accept the assurance of my high consideration and respectSamuel L. Mitchill. Honorable James Monroe.Washington, Department of State,Dec 9th, 1811.Sir,I have the honor to transmit to you, in compliance with the request contained in your letter of the 5th instant, a copy of the declaration of independence made by the provinces of Venezuela. This act was communicated to this government by order of the Congress, composed of deputies from those provinces, assembled at Caraccas. It is not ascertained that any other of the Spanish provinces have, as yet, entered into similar declarations; but it is known that most, if not all of them on the continent, are in a revolutionary state. The progress made in that direction by some of them will best appear in the documents which have already been communicated to you.I have the honor to be,With great respect, Sir,Your obedient servant,Jas. Monroe.The Hon. Samuel L. Mitchill,&c. &c. &c.ReferencesShaw & Shoemaker 24260

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        The Thames; Graphic Illustrations of Seats, Villas, Public Buildings, and a Picturesque Scenery, on the Banks of the Noble River. Two Volumes.

      William Bell, London 1811 - Bound half green morocco and marbled boards with five raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine. Top edges gilt. Marbled end papers, previous owners book plate on front and rear pastedowns. Previous owners name in ink at the top of title pages. Illustrated throughout with eighty-four engraved plates by William Bernard Cooke from original drawings by Samuel Owen. Index, errata. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ueber den Saft welcher aus den Nerven wieder eingesaugt wird, im gesunden und kranken Zustande des menschlichen Körpers.

      Landshut, Krüll, 1811.. (19,5 x 12,5 cm). 207 S. Pappband der Zeit.. Seltene deutsche Erstausgabe dieser klassischen, in Amsterdam gekrönten Preisschrift. - "In this first German edition of an essay submitted for a prize competition at Amsterdam in 1810, Soemmerring has discussed the origin and function of the cerebrospinal fluid in health and disease. He includes such wide ranging conditions as epilepsy, headache, neuritis, depression, hydrophobia, facial pain, smallpox, apoplexy, arthritis, tuberculosis, veneral disease, and many others. He erroneously believed that the cerebrospinal fluid was absorbed by the lymphatics and that nerve impulses resulted from movements of the fluid..." (Heirs). - Exlibris. Vereinzelt gering stockfleckig. Einband etwas berieben, sonst gut erhalten. - Heirs of Hippocrates 1139

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        Literary Life and Select Works of Benjamin Stillingfleet, Several of Which Have Never Before Been Published

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1811. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1811. Two volumes in three - Volume One - xix, [1], 256pp; Volume Two - vii, [1], 358pp and Volume Three - [2], 359-652pp, [2]. Contemporary full sprinkled calf, smooth spines, divided into six panels by triple gilt rules, morocco title label to second panel, volume in gilt to fourth, remaining panels decorated with central lozenge-shaped gilt tool, covers bordered with gilt double fillet. Worn to extremities, especially outer joints, front joint of volumes two and three split and weak but holding, corners bumped and worn, slightly chipped to spine ends. Internally some offsetting from frontispiece portrait onto title, some light browning, but generally fairly clean, small amount of worming to fore-edge of first and last few pages of volume two (not affecting text). Five plates to volume one, eighteen to volume two (as called for). Bound at Duffield&#39;s Public Library, Bath, with their ticket to front pastedowns. Pritzel 8977. First Edition. Full Calf. Good. 8vo.

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      Valdossola - Villa 1811 - Bella veduta della cittadina e dei dintorni presa da nord dalla strada per Domodossola, inserita nella famosa opera " Voyage Pittoresque de Genève à Milan par le Simplon " edita a Parigi da Firmin Didot nel 1811.I Lory padre e figlioMathias Gabriel Lory, meglio conosciuto come Gabriel Lory fils, fu pittore, acquarellista ed incisore. Figlio di Gabriel Ludwig Lory, sin da bambino dimostrò un eccezionale talento artistico. I due collaborarono nella realizzazione di alcuni tra i più bei viaggi pittorici, tra i quali ricordiamo il Voyage Pittoresque de Genève à Milan par le Simplon del 1811 ed ancora il Voyage Pittoresque aux Glaciers de Chamouni del 1815. Filo conduttore, sia nell?opera del padre che del figlio, il colore sempre sapientemente dosato. Furono i primi a stampare direttamente a colori, tecnica che gli consentì di trasporre nell?incisione le stesse atmosfere e bellezze del paesaggio reale. Dimensioni delle vedute proposte mm 195x280.Bibliografia: Conrad de Mandach, Gabriel Lory le Père et Gabriel Lory le Fils, Losanna 1920 mm 195x282

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        TA., Marmorpalais am Heiligen See, "Ansicht des Königlichen Marmor - Palais bei Potsdam, am Heiligen See. Vue du Palais ..".

      . Kupferstich v. P. Haas b. Gaspare Weiß in Berlin, dat. 1811, 17,5 x 26,5. Selten! - Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll: Potsdam. Ansichten aus drei Jahrhunderten; Bernd, Märkische Ansichten, Nr. 1366. - Darstellung mit Friedrich II., der zu einem Boot geht, welches am Anlegesteg auf ihn wartet.

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      Philadelphia: Printed by William Duane, 1811. - viii,292pp. Contemporary calf, rebacked with original spine laid down. Copley Library bookplate Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Light tanning and foxing. Very good. In an elaborate green half morocco slipcase. This is the first edition, and an edition in French did not appear until 1817. In his preface the author states that he wrote this work, in which he extols the superiority of the republican constitution of America over that of England, during his residence in America and, more important, that he wrote it for Americans, albeit in his native language for lack of sufficient skill in English. It also contains considerable discussion of economic policy. Thomas Jefferson revised the translation of the work from the French, and forwarded it on to the printer, William Duane. COHEN 7817. SABIN 96413. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 22689. SOWERBY 2327.

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