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      1811. Very Good. [EHON] KAWAMURA Bumpo. KANGA SHINAN NIHEN. Kyoto: Hishiya Magobei, et al., Bunka 8 [1811]. String-bound Japanese style in yellow covers with paper title labels. 26 x 17.5 cm. This "second series" of the KANGA SHINAN [Manual of Chinese-style Painting] was the only one illustrated by Bumpo and was published over thirty years after the first series; so it obviously stands on its own as an independent work. The simple designs are printed in sumi and light colors in very good impression. The condition of the three volumes is very good with only minor internal soiling and some exterior wear and soiling. A very nice example of an early printing. (Mitchell p. 335, Ryerson 385, Brown 104). Complete, as issued.

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      London: J. Maynard...Haymarket; and F. Zinke...Strand, 1811. 3 volumes. Very early printing. This printing now with an Account of the Life of the Author which has been specially drawn up for the first time, as well as studies on the author and the French economists of the period, and a method of facilitating the study of the work 8vo, bound in very handsome and well preserved three-quarter contemporary polished calf over marbled boards, compartments of the spines decorated with gilt decorated raised bands, gilt lined bordering designs, two compartments lettered in gilt, one with morocco lettering labels, marbled end-leaves. lxxi, 360; vi, 512, 513-514 appendix; vi, 448, (50 pp.extensive index). An especially bright and fine set in very handsome and well preserved contemporary bindings. The text remains very clean, crisp and fresh. There has been no restoration work of any sort to bindings or text. Rare thus. AN UNUSUALLY WELL PRESERVED AND HANDSOME SET OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY WORK. ‘The history of economic theory up to the end of the nineteenth century consists of two parts: the mercantilist phase which was based not so much on a doctrine as on a system of practice which grew out of social conditions; and the second phase which saw the development of the theory that the individual had the right to be unimpeded in the exercise of economic activity. While it cannot be said that Smith invented the latter theory – the physiocrats had already suggested it and Turgot in particular had constructed an organised study of social wealth – his work is the first major expression of it. He begins with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary to it. The improvement of the division of labour is the measure of productivity and in it lies the human propensity to barter and exchange: "labour is the real measure of the exchangeable value of all commodities … it is their real price; money is their nominal price only". Labour represents the three essential elements – wages, profit, and rent – and these three also constitute income. From the working of the economy, Smith passes to its matter – "stock" – which compasses all that man owns either for his own consumption or for the return which it brings him. The Wealth of Nations ends with a history of economic development, a definite onslaught on the mercantile system, and some prophetic speculations on the limits of economic control. ‘Where the political aspects of human rights had taken two centuries to explore, Smith’s achievement was to bring the study of economic aspects to the same point in a single work … The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought’ (PMM). Smith's classic work was begun at Toulouse in 1763-64 where he had travelled as guardian of Henry Scott, the young duke of Buccleuch, and in the company of David Hume, historian and fellow professor at Glasgow University. The work took shape over the next ten years and was finally published in 1776. At one point during its composition, Hume wrote that Smith was "cutting himself off entirely from human society." But his labors, however severe his methods, yielded the "first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (Printing and the Mind of Man). "[I]t may be said that the WEALTH OF NATIONS certainly operated powerfully through the harmony of its critical side with the tendencies of the half-century which followed its publication to the assertion of personal freedom and 'natural rights.' It discredited the economic policy of the past, and promoted the overthrow of institutions which had come down from earlier times, but were unsuited to modern society. As a theoretic treatment of social economy, and therefore as a guide to social reconstruction and practice in the future, it is provisional, not definitive. But when the study of its subject comes to be systematized on the basis of a general social philosophy more complete and durable than Smith's, no contribution to that final construction will be found so valuable as his" (Britannica). Eighteenth century editions of Smith’s magnum opus are becoming very scarce. This edition of 1811 is a very early English printing of the nineteenth century still in 18th century style. It retains Smith’s introduction and also incorporates the author’s advertisements to the third and fourth editions and a new advertisement to this edition setting out the additions made to the preliminary materials for this edition.

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      Edinburgh: Printed for Silvester Doig, Andrew Sterling, etc., 1811. Hardcover. Very Good. Original half blue calf bindings with marbled covers. Three volume complete set. 8vo. 5 5/8" x 8 5/8". J. Pearce bookbinder/booksellers label. Wear to covers and edges. Some foxing especially to the first section in volume two. Books weigh 2.5kg when packed.

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        Recherches sur les meilleurs effets a obtenir dans l'artillerie

      - De l'imprimerie De Demonville a Paris, 1811. Deux volumes in-8° demi-reliures dos rond ornes, XXXIV + 438 et 374 pages. Trois et sept planches gravees depliantes. Complet. Petites marques d'usage.Bon etat.

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      Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Printed by Sarah Hodgson, 1811. - [406]ff. [2],a2,A-4G4,4H2;[1],A-Z4, Aa4, Bb2. Large, thick quarto. 19th century calf, extensively embellished in blind, marbled endsheets. Joints cracking, but sound, extensive marginal restoration to English and Arabic general titles, and the N.T. Title, with no loss of text, scattered early marginal restorations and repairs throughout; just a sound copy. "The 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 . On Carlyle's death Herny 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 [1655-7] ." - D&M. Subscription records indicate over 2000 copies were printed. DARLOW & MOULE 1633.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        Nouvel Atlas des Enfans et des CommerÁans

      Paris,: Chez Saintin, 1811.. Octavo, two hand-coloured plates and seven hand-coloured maps (four double-page, three folding), some loss to a few pages (seemingly original defects in the paper, and not affecting text); half calf, a little rubbed, bumped at corners, a handsome copy. A wonderful children's Atlas, with delightful depictions of Tahiti, New Zealand and Hawaii. Although much reprinted and very popular, this work is now rare in any edition.This Atlas includes two exquisite plates, each with twelve small vignettes, detailing the peoples of the world. The first three main panels show images of European, Asian, and African scenes, while the fourth has 'American' images; there are not only charming images of Iroquois, Californians, and Peruvians, but incredibly, the three final scenes show New Zealanders, Tahitians and inhabitants of the Sandwich Islands (here accidentally called "Americans", almost a century before their formal annexation). Each of the vignettes is also vouchsafed a very brief note, with some unusual commentary: we learn that the New Zealanders love their children, that the lower-caste Hawaiians prostrate themselves on the ground before royalty, and that the only quadrupeds in Tahiti are dogs, cats, and rats.The series of maps is equally interesting, with good depictions of France, Europe, Africa and the Americas. There is also a large double-hemisphere map of the globe by Blondeau: New Holland is shown still attached to Van Diemens Land, and the Pacific Islands are represented in some detail, showing the Society Islands, the Marquesas, and the Friendly Isles. The Sandwich Islands are also clearly marked, with the familiar caption that 'here Captain Cook was killed'.Saintin was a publisher of popular editions of authors such as Moliere and Homer, and issued several such works of geographical instruction.Gumuchian, 5087 (1810 edition); not in Forbes.

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        Biographical Memoirs Of Adam Smith, L.L.D. Of William Robertson, D.D. And Of Thomas Reid, D.D. Read Before The Royal Society Of Edinburgh. Now Collected Into One Volume, With Some Additional Notes

      George Ramsay Edinburgh 1811 First Edition. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition Edinburgh 1811. Three engraved portraits. Occasional light spotting, recently bound in very attractive quarter morocco. Black morocco label to spine. Contents very clean and crisp.

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        An Account of the Kingdom of Nepaul in 1793 [Nepal]

      London: William Miller. G - in Good condition. Damage to mid spine with some loss to leather - cover otherwise rubbed with light marking. Occasional spotting & marginal light water stains sometimes impinging. Small repaired closed edge tears at hinge of fold-out map. 1811. Reprint. Leather cover. 300mm x 240mm (12" x 9"). 386pp. Sotheby's invoice enclosed (1984). Complete with 16 plates including vignette on title page & extending map & colour plate. Bound without half-title or advertisements. .

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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 inches 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.

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        History of the Great Reformation of the Sixteenth Century in Germany, Switzerland, Etc. (5 Volumes)

      D. Walther pub., 1811, 1853. Leather binding.. Light wear to extremities else very good condition. Vol 5 has 4 pages with tears. . All edges gilt., A beautiful collectible copy., Book is as described - all defects and marks are noted., (HPO-1)

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        Traité sur la Polysarcie (exemplaire de Pierre Janet)

      Gabon, Paris & Andreas Frugoni, Gênes 1811 In-8° broché, couverture d'attente de l'époque, IV-184 pp. L'ouvrage traite principalement de l'obésité. Dédicace autographe de Maccary sur le plat de couverture au Préfet des Alpes Maritimes à Nice. Précieux exemplaire ayant appartenu à Pierre Janet avec le cachet gras de sa signature reproduisant sa signature olographe sur le premier plat. On ne connait l'intérêt du célèbre psychiatre pour l'oeuvre de l'auteur. peut-être avait-il eu connaissance de son "Essai sur l'hystérie sthénique et asthénique". Maccary reste également à la postérité pour son étude savante sur le Scorpio Occitanus qui se trouve sur les hauteurs de Sète dans l'Hérault Très bon couverture souple Edition originale

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        The Miscellaneous Works of Tobias Smollett. In Six Volumes

      Edinburgh: Doig & Stirling, 1811 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsome set of Smollett's works. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Rebacked with the original boards. With Memoirs of his Life and Writings, by Robert Anderson, M. D. The Fourth Edition. Complete in Six Volumes. With the amorial bookplate of Thomas Courtenay Theydon Warner. Sir Thomas Courtenay Theydon Warner, 1st Baronet CB, 1857 1934, was an English politician who served as Member of Parliament for North Somerset from 1892 to 1895, and for Lichfield from 1896 to 1923. Tobias George Smollett, 1721 - 1771, was an author, editor, and critic. Condition: The bindings are generallytight and firm. There is only mild wear to the extremities, with just mild rubbing and edge wear. Internally the pages have some light browning with intermittentfoxing. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Les Enfans Celebres, Chez Toutes Les Nations Anciennes et Modernes (2 Volumes)

      Paris: Le Prieur, 1811. Second Edition. Tree Calf. Very Good. 324, 310 pp. B/w plates. Subtitle: "Suivis des Jeunes Personnes. Ouvrage consacre a immortaliser la memoirs des Enfans des deux sexes qui se sont fait un nom parleurs talens ou par leurs vertus. Seconde Edition, revue, corrigee et augmentee. Ornee de figures gravees en taille-douce." Beautifully designed and executed books are bound in tree calf with gilt spine embellishments, black leather title blocks on spine. Corners lightly bumped, with more corner wear to Vol. 2. Spine ends mildly worn, with more attrition to heads than heels. Some joint tenderness on V. 2, but binding is perfectly tight. Gilt dentelles on cover edges do not carry to insides. Endpapers are marbled in navy, green, and white. Each book has an armorial bookplate on front pastedown, no names given. Vol. 1 uniformly foxed, with some let-up in the center of the book. V. 2 foxed only on prelims. Both volumes have the original dark green ribbon marker intact and unfaded. Copiously illustrated with exquisite steel engravings. A rare set in French language.

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        Conchology, or the Natural History of Shells:

      London: Printed for William Miller by W. Bulmer and Co. VG: in very good condition without dust jacket. Rebound. Occasional spotting. Cracked at page/illustration 36. Complete with a catalogue of books published by William Millar. 1811. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. 440mm x 300mm (17" x 12"). 68pp + plates. Illustrated with 61 full-page coloured engravings by John Clarke. .

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      1811. FALCONER, William. THE SHIPWRECK, A POEM. Collated with earlier editions. With additional notes and illustrations, and a sketch of the author's life. Embellished with descriptive engravings, by Robert Dodd, Marine Painter. London: Printed for William Baynes ... by John Jackson, 1811. This edition illustrated by Dodd was first issued in 1808, and this copy is one of two editions that were issued in 1811. It reprints the third edition text of the poem, the last to be edited by the author. 18 engraved plates, 3 engraved vignettes, engraved half-title and dedication (to the "Elder Bretheren of the Corporation of Trinity House") pages, each with a vignette, and an engraved folding chart (26 x 31 cm). Quarto (27 x 21 cm). [2], xxxviii, 152 pp. Nineteenth-century three-quarter light brown calf, with gilt decoration and title on spine, and marbled sides. Heraldic bookplate of Christopher Harrison to front pastedown, with his ink signature on title-page. Binding shows a bit of wear on joints, but is sound. Light to moderate foxing to some text leaves, mostly those facing plates. William Falconer (1732-69), a Scottish seaman and poet, first published 'The Shipwreck,' his major poem, in 1762. Founded on his own experience (he was one of only three survivors of a wreck on a voyage from Alexandria to Venice), it tells in three cantos the story of a shipwreck on the coast of Greece. It was an immediate success, going through three editions in the author's lifetime, and reaching an eleventh edition in 1802. It's popularity continued into the nineteenth century where it appeared separately, as here with Dodd's illustrations, and in many collections. The third edition of 'The Shipwreck,' which is printed in this edition, was prepared by Falconer just before his final voyage and contains many alterations. He died at sea in 1769 when the his ship sank after rounding the Cape on its way to India.

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        English Bards, and Scotch Reviewers. A Satire. [Second] Fourth Edition.

      London: Printed for James Cawthorne.and Sharpe and Hailes. 1811 - 8vo, 193 x 115 mms., pp. vii [viii blank], 85 [86 blank, 87 adverts, 88 blank, including half-title, 1052 lines, original printed boards, autograph of James Gibbons (of Ballnegall) on top margin of front boards, with an ms. note dated 1963 about the entry in Wise's bibliography for this volume with some information about Gibbons; spine faded and slightly worn, front joint worn. Writing to Robert Charles Dallas on 28 June 1811, Byron remarked, "My Satire it seems is in a four edition, a success rather above the middling run, but not much for a production which, from its topics, must be temporary, and of course be successful at first, or not at all. At this period, when I can think and act more coolly, I regret that I have written it, though I shall probably find it forgotten by al except those whom it has offended." Wise, T. J. Bibliography of . Byron, I, 26. Second fourth edition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reise nach den Inseln Teneriffa, Trinidad, St. Thomas, St. Crux und Porto-Rico; auf Befehl der französischen Regierung, vom 30. Sept. 1796 bis zum 7. Juni 1789, unter der Leitung des Capitain Baudin unternommen, von Peter Le Dru, einem der Naturforscher der Expedition beschrieben, und von Sonnini mit Anmerkungen versehen. Aus dem Französischen. Mit Bemerkungen begleitet, nebst einer allgemeinen Übersicht des ganzen westindischen Archipels, vorzüglich in Rücksicht der Kolonialwaaren; von Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann

      Leipzig, Büschler 1811 -1812. 22 cm. 2 Bände in 1; 20, 242; (4), 84; 8, 236 Seiten Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild - Engelmann, Geogr. 120 - Henze III, 173 (Ausg.1812) - Sabin 39688, 106344 - Fromm 14688 - Erste deutsche Ausgabe von "Voyage aux iles de Ténériffe, La Trinité, Saint-Thomas, Sainte-Croix et Porto-Rico". Ledru (1761 - 1830) machte als Naturforscher diese von Baudin geleitete Reise vom 30. September 1796 bis zum 7. Juni 1798 mit. Er konnte wichtige Beiträge zur Kenntnis der wenig bekannten Insel Trinidad liefern (Henze). Der Vorbericht enthält unter anderem eine Liste der Expeditionsteilnehmer. Aus dem Inhalt: Bemerkungen über den Delphin von Sonnini; Die Kanarischen Inseln im Allgemeinen (Klima, Bevölkerung, Regierung, Gran Canaria, El Hierro, Fuerteventura, La Gomera, Lanzarote, La Palma); Beschreibung von Teneriffa (Kirchen, Mönche, Theater, Klöster, Bibliotheken, Karneval, Handwerk, etc.); Naturgeschichte der Insel Trinidad von Sonnini; Handel der dänischen Antillen mit dem Mutterlande; Geschichte von Porto-Rico (Puerto Rico) von 1493 - 1765. Der Beitrag von Zimmermann "Ueber Westindien, dessen Kolonialwaaren, und deren Surrogate" ist zwischen Band 1 und 2 eingebunden. Er enthält interessante Einzelheiten zur Entdeckungsgeschichte, Eroberungen, Ausbeutung der Kolonien, Sklavenarbeit, Anbau und Verarbeitung des Zuckerrohrs. Schönes Exemplar -

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        Reise um die Welt in den Jahren 1803, 1804, 1805 und 1806

      Berlin,: Haude und Spener, 1811-, 1812.. Two parts in three volumes, duodecimo, stipple-engraved portrait of Krusenstern and two other frontispieces both finely coloured by hand, folding engraved map and 11 double-page engraved views and a large folding map; several small private library stamps; a fine set in original papered boards with slight edgewear, orange labels, red edges, preserved in a cloth slipcase. The first Russian circumnavigation: its captain, Krusenstern, was accompanied by a brilliant corps of officers, which included men like Lisiansky, Langsdorff, and Kotzebue. This Russian voyage was of great importance to Pacific history for the attempt to open Japan to commerce, and for the observations made on the Russian-Chinese trade.The Nadeshda and the Neva were together at the Marquesas and Hawaii; there they separated and from this point on Krusenstern's narrative concerns the western Pacific. The book includes a view of Nagasaki Harbour, one of the earliest views of Japan published in the west, as well as views of Nukahiva (three), Japan (three), Macao, Canton, St Helena and St Catherine, Brazil.This was the first popular account of this important voyage to be made available to the public, and the first edition to have been printed in Germany, published at the same time as the more costly St Petersburg quarto edition. No English edition appeared until 1813.This is an excellent copy of this scarce edition, in which an extra piece was added (at the start of volume 3) by the publisher in the form of the Nachricht by Langsdorff on the practice of tattooing in Nuku Hiva and the Washington islands, including a small woodcut showing the instruments used. There is also a Prospectus by Langsdorff and his publisher Wilmans for the German publication of his Bemerkungen.Borba de Moraes, p. 442; Kroepelien, 691 (the two plates uncoloured); Lada-Mocarski, 61; O'Reilly-Reitman, 728.

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        Essai politique sur le Royaume de la Nouvelle Espagne

      ?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.

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        Dramatic Works of Ben Jonson, and Beaumont and Fletcher

      London,: Stockdale,, 1811.. Four volumes, octavo; contemporary diced calf, gilt, fine set. Good set of the works of three of the great dramatists, with an engraved frontispiece of each author by Audinet.

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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, 1811. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 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.

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of NationsIn Three Volumes

      London - J. Maynard and F.Zinke, 1811 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smart uniformly bound collection of scottish economist and moral philosopher, Adam Smith'smagnum opus. Fifth edition. The book offers one of the world's first collected descriptions of what builds nations' wealth and is today a fundamental work in classical economics. Through reflection over the economics at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution the book touches upon broad topics as Division of labour, productivity and free markets. Originally published in 1776, during the Scottish Enlightenment and the Scottish Agricultural Revolution, it influenced a number of authors and economists, as well as governments and organisations. For example, Alexander Hamilton was influenced in part by The Wealth of Nations to write his Report on Manufactures, in which he argued against many of Smith's policies. Interestingly, Hamilton based much of this report on the ideas of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, and it was, in part, Colbert's ideas that Smith responded to with The Wealth of Nations. Complete in three volumes. Condition: Rebound in tree calf bindings with handwritten calf spine labels. Externally, boards are sound, but with rubbing to extremities and spines. Two spine labels are slightly lifting. All hinges are very slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean, aside from light spotting to endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Essai Politique sur le Royaume de la Nouvelle-Espagne

      Paris - F. Schoell, 1811 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The octavo five volume first edition of Humboldt's extensive geographical, socialand economic study of 'New Spain'. In a fine uniform binding, and including the elegant fold-outCarte du Mexique. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration. Complete in Five Volumes. Includes a beautifully engraved Carte du Mexiquefold-out map in Volume I and fold-out Tableau physique de la Nouvelle-Espagnein Volume II. view. = of= point= science= political= and= historical-sociological= an= from= written= country= single= a= on= monographs= first= the= one= becomes= thereby= work= thiemer-sachse= ursula= as= system. = health= public= population= situation= social= structure= into= investigations= studies= statistical= agriculture= aspects= geographical= economic= contains= physical= besides=> Humboldt's works on Mexico by Ulrike Leitner. Includes the dedication to Charles IV. From the library at Newton Hall, the 18th century country house and estate in Northumberland. Newton Hall became the home of author Samuel Edward Widdrington, formerly Cook. With a pencilledprivate shelfmark to the front free-endpapers. With the armorial bookplate of S. E. Widdrington to the front pastedown. Samuel Edward Widdrington (formerly Cook), 1787 - 1856, was an English writer on Spain. Having served in the Royal Navy he lived for some years in Spain. He served as High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1854. He was a fellow of the Royal Society, and the Royal Geographical Society. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. There is only mild wear to the extremities,with justmild rubbing. Internally the pages have just very slight browning and only the occasional light foxing, prominent to the first and last few pages. With a small closed tear to the second leaf of the dedication only. The map has spotting andmarks, but do not affect legibility. Overall the condition is very good indeed..

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        An Account of the Empire of Marocco, and the Districts of Suse and Tafilelt; . to which is added an account of Shipwrecks on the Western Coast of Africa, and an interesting account of Timbuctoo, the Great Emporium of Central Africa

      London: W. Bulmer and Co, 1811. 4to., (10 2/8 x 8 2/8 inches). Engraved frontispiece portrait of author. Folding engraved map of ". West Barbary." routes with contemporary hand-color in outline, 6 folding plates, including one hand-colored of a chameleon, and 7 plates, including a map of the ". tract as followed by the Caravans from Fas to Timbuctoo." (some spotting and offsetting, one or two repairs to folds on verso). Modern brown cloth. Provenance: Near contemporary ownership inscription of Thomas Bacon, Ridland on original front free endpaper. Second edition, first published in 1809. "Corrected, newly arranged and considerably enlarged". The book contains a vast trove of information about Morocco of this time period. Rivers, mountains and climate are described in detail. Zoology is described as is metallic, mineral and vegetable productions. The author also gives an eye-witness account of the plague that ravaged west Barbary in 1799-1800. Chapter XI discusses Morocco as a trading power, its imports and exports and Britain's relationship with Morocco. Chapter XII describes the capture and enslavement of Europeans in Morocco, and gives suggestions of how to alleviate their suffering and win their freedom. He suggests Great Britain give the Vice Consul there the funds to buy the freedom of those captured. Abbey Travel 296. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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

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

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        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]. 4to. Pen and ink on paper. 1-1/2 pp. on a single leaf, with separate leaf folded as cover, addressed and franked with Jefferson's signature. Clean, partial split along one fold, old 1/16-inch archival repairs to three corners, else fine. Cover leaf with modest soiling, traces of seal. In blue half morocco slipcase. Writings of Thomas Jefferson (1907) XIII, pp. 82-4 . 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 throughout his life. He was not doubt sensitive to the problem of his outstanding accounts and, as this letter shows, overly sensitive to demands for money which he did not owe. An evocative letter

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        The First Book of Poetry

      London - M. J. Godwin, 1811 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce, early first edition of this book of poetry for schools. By Charles and Mary Lamb, published under the pseudonym W. F. Mylius. With two engravings: a frontispiece and one further plate, both illustrative of the plate. The workcontains 22 items from Poetry for Children (1809), and selections from other authors as well as a new poem, A Birth-Day Thought. In the earlier editions such as this, A Birth-Day Thought is signed M. L. , changed to C. L. in later editions. It is rare to find this book in this conditions as copies are usually read to the point of disintegration. According to Thomson's Bibliography, Lamb, in a letter to Robert Lloyd from 1809,attributes the poem The Beggar Manto his brother, John. Charles Lamb (10 February 1775 27 December 1834) was an English essayist, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, which he produced with his sister, Mary Lamb (17641847). With two sets of publisher's catalogues to rear. Previous owner's ink inscriptions to recto and verso of front free endpaper. With two leaves missing: pages 131-134. Condition: In original sheep binding. Externally, worn, bumped and rubbed with front board tender and rear board held by cords only. Cracking and slight loss to leather of backstrip. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages 131-134 missing. Slight marks to front and rear pastedowns, otherwise generally bright with the odd spot and mark. Overall: GOOD.

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        Dunbarton [sic] Castle, Scotland [actually Linlithgow Palace]

      circa 1811. Hand-coloured aquatint, printed on wove paper. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, minor foxing, and two small brown stains in the top left and bottom margins respectively. Trimmed to platemark on three sides. 11 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches. 13 1/4 x 16 inches. A picturesque view of the majestic facade Linlithgow Palace of one of Scotland's Royal castles. This doubly mis-titled aquatint view actually shows the east facade of Linlithgow Palace, the ruins of which stand about fifteen miles from Edinburgh. Linlithgow was the birthplace of James V and Mary Queen of Scots. The palace was vacant of royalty after James VI left to become James I of Great Britain. In 1746, the Duke of Cumberland left the building in ruins. Not much is known about the London-based landscape painter and engraver J. R. Humble other than that he occasionally exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1803 and 1824 and contributed several aquatints to John Heaviside Clark's A Practical Essay in Painting Landscapes... (1807) and R. Ackermann's The History of Westminster (1812). Cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Vol. 6, p. 703; cf. Thieme/Becker, Allgemeines Lexicon der bilden Künstler, Vol. 15/16, p. 542.

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        Lachesis lapponica;: Or, A tour in Lapland, now first published from the original manuscript journal of ... Linnaeus;

      White and Cochrane, 1811-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 2 volumes bound as 1. Full contemporary calf. Cracked down spine hinges, in mylar. Clean, unmarked pages. Woodcut illustrations throughout. E. Bibl. Radcl. book plate on verso. 1st English ed. An important work by the famous botanist and taxonist. <br>McIlhenny 137.Catalogue of the Works of Linnaeus in British Museum (1933) #188. Soulsby 192. Hulth 160. Junk p. 59 <br>Account of travels of Carl von Linne in Lapland in 1732, translated from original Swedish manuscript. Includes descriptions of Lapps and of flora. No Swedish edition appeared until 1888.

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        The Dramatic Works of Beaumont and Fletcher. In three volumes

      London - John Stockdale, 1811 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely well bound large format set of the famous works. The brilliant collaborative plays of Jacobean playwrights Beaumont and Fletcher, &#39;printed from the text, and with the notes of the late George Colman&#39;. Featuringtwo portrait frontispieces of Beaumont and Fletcher to volume I. Complete in three volumes. Armorial bookplates of William Congreve Russell to front pastedowns. William Congreve Russell (15 April 17781850) was an Whig politician in England. Russell was commissioned a captain when the North Worcestershire Volunteers were formed in September 1803. He was elected at the 1832 general election as one of the two Members of Parliament for East Worcestershire, and held the seat until he stood down at the 1835 general election. He was also High Sheriff of Worcestershire in 1839. Kings Heath Park was made for him. Francis Beaumont (1584/51616) and John Fletcher (15791625) were the English dramatists who collaborated in their writing during the reign of James I (he reigned in England 1603-1625). They became famous as a team early in their association, so much so that their joined names were applied to the total canon of Fletcher, including his solo works and the plays he composed with various other collaborators Philip Massinger, Nathan Field, and many more. The first Beaumont and Fletcher folio of 1647 contained 35 plays; 53 plays were included in the second folio in 1679. Other works bring the total plays in the canon to about 55. While scholars and critics will probably never render a unanimous verdict on the authorship of all these plays especially given the difficulties of some of the individual cases contemporary scholarship has arrived at a corpus of about 12 to 15 plays that are the work of both men. (See the individual pages on Beaumont and Fletcher for more details). Nothing is known about Fletcher&#39;s life between his proceeding MA in 1598 (though he was probably still living with his uncle Giles in 1601) and his first involvement in writing a play, The Woman Hater (1606), with Francis Beaumont. From this time until his death in August 1625, he wrote or had a hand in over fifty plays. There is no evidence that Fletcher, like Shakespeare and Jonson, began acting before writing plays. He and Beaumont both seem to have been part of Jonson&#39;s circle at the Mermaid by the time of The Woman Hater. At first Beaumont and Fletcher wrote for the private children&#39;s acting companies, then c. 16081610 they began their connection with the King&#39;s Men at the Globe Theatre. Even in the seventeenth century the notion of what Beaumont and Fletcher denoted was quite hazy. Their first folio of 1647, Comedies and Tragedies written by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, Gentlemen, clearly designed to rival the impressive folios of Shakespeare and Jonson, contained thirty-four plays and a masque; eighteen more plays were added in the second folio (1679). DNBGeorge Colman the elder (bap. 1732, d. 1794), playwright and theatre manager. In 1760, he produced his first play, Polly Honeycomb, which met with great success. In 1761, The Jealous Wife, a comedy partly founded on Tom Jones, made Colman famous. The death of Lord Bath in 1764 placed him in possession of independent means. In 1765 appeared his metrical translation of the plays of Terence; and in 1766, he produced The Clandestine Marriage, jointly with Garrick, whose refusal to take the part of Lord Ogleby led to a quarrel between the two authors. In the next year he purchased a fourth share in the Covent Garden Theatre, a step which is said to have induced General Pulteney to revoke a will by which he had left Colman large estates. Colman was acting manager of Covent Garden for seven years. In 1778 Colman brought out a ten-volume edition of the dramatic works of Beaumont and Fletcher with critical and explanatory notes and that summer he staged his adaptation of Fletcher&#39;s Bonduca, using Henry Purcell&#39;s music. Condition: Rebacked in calf with original calf boards. Externally very good,.

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        Anatomia Per Uso Dei Pittori e Scultori Di Giuseppe Del Medico Professore Di Chirurgia , 1811

      Presso Vincenzo Poggioli, Roma 1811 - Usual ex-library features. The pages are darkened and have age spotting and water stains. All pages are tight. A few pages have edge tears that have been skillfully repaired. Hinges have been repaired, but still weak. Marbled boards are rubbed and badly edge worn. Spine and corners have been reinforced with library tape. Tape is split along edge of spine and front cover is beginning to come loose. 84 pages of text plus 38 plates. The text is in Italian. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Rome/ Roma: Vincenzo poggioli, 1811. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 11 1/4 x 16 1/2 inches. 84 pages of text and 38 full-page illustrations. In most copies of this edition some illustrations are either printed in color or are hand-colored, in this copy all the illustrations are all in black and white with no colors anywhere. Condition of the book is Very Good; Covers lightly soiled, front hinge cracked, but holding,front joinr torn at top and bottom, top one inch of title page and page after it missing (cut off), small oval stamp reading "Christ. Kammerer Geschaft fur Zimmermaler - Stuttgart" on front cover and title page, written in ink at bottom of front cover " Con 38 tavola Roma 1811", Text pages are very clean with no yellowing, markings, or foxing, illustrations mostly have a few spots of foxing with 4 or 5 having light overall foxing. RGR

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        A General History of Quadrupeds

      Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1811. A General History of Quadrupeds by Thomas Bewick. 1811 edition in full decorative leather with raised spines. Publisher: Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1811. Book binder is Zaehnsdorf. Contains the bookplate of bibliophile Dean Sage of Albany, New York. Solidly bound, contents clean with occasionally light foxing. All fore edges gilded in gold. 5 ¼ x 8 ½ inches. 525 pages, followed by an ad for Bewick&#146;s A History of British Birds. Black and White illustrations throughout. Wonderful copy. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #11-486.. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

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        Conchology, or The Natural History of Shells

      London,: William Miller, 1811.. Folio, 61 handcoloured engraved plates, a few marks, bookplate of A.S. Marsden-Smedley; contemporary morocco, richly gilt, a little wear to the spine; an unusually fine copy with almost no offsetting of the plates. A superb copy of this classic shell-book, with shells from all of the great eighteenth-century collectors, including the collection of William and Elizabeth Bligh.Thomas Martyn's Universal Conchologist, published in London in 1784, was the finest eighteenth-century shell-book. Not until the next century was there another work to succeed in producing a scientific and artistic record of shells of the same calibre - George Perry's Conchology of 1810-11. Many of its new generic and specific names are now firmly entrenched in the scientific literature. It is acknowledged as one of the greatest and most handsome of English shell-books, and it is the only one with aquatint plates.The sixty-one plates are finely handcoloured and record the latest discoveries, including many from the Pacific Ocean and a number 'lately brought back from New Holland', or Van Diemen's Land; one is named Pyrula hunteria by Perry 'in honour of the Governor of that colony, whose exertions in the prosecution and encouragement of its natural history have been so particularly eminent...', and several examples from the collection of Colonel Patterson. Most of the specimens illustrated came from private collections or museums - highly fashionable at the time - among them Elizabeth Bligh's outstanding shell collection which contained many beautiful and rare examples obtained from the South Seas by her husband, William Bligh of the Bounty: shells known to have been in the Bligh collection and pictured here are the Triplex rosaria and the Hexaplex tenuis, the latter with the note that this 'curious shell is a native of the South Seas, and is from a specimen in the collection of Mrs. Bligh'.The preface states that the engravings are based on original drawings by "Mr. John Clarke" and it is entirely possible that this is the same John Clarke (1770-1863) who worked on John Eyre's famous four-part panorama of Sydney published in London in 1810. This may also have been the John Heaviside Clark who was responsible for the preparation of the finished drawings used as coloured aquatints in Foreign Field Sports (London, 1813-14); he is recorded by Benezit as a commercial artist working in London, who exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1801 and 1832.Nissen, ZBI 3134. See also S.P. Dance: 'A History of Shell Collecting', Leiden, 1986.

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        Conchology, or The Natural History of Shells: Containing a new arrangement of the genera and species, illustrated by coloured engravings executed from the natural specimens, and including the latest discoveries

      London: W. Bulmer and Co. for William Miller, 1811. First edition. . Occasional faint off-setting to text from some plates, due to a binder&#39;s error plate 12 is upside down, endpapers with faint foxing, all color plates and text bright and clean; a very good copy in a fine period binding.. Pp. (iv), 4, (122), (2), 61 fine aquatint engraved plates, printed in bistre and finished by hand-coloring. Contemporary paneled brown straight grain morocco, boards are bordered in gilt, spine is gilt and blind-stamped and divided into seven richly gilt compartments, lettered in the second, all page edges are gilt, folio (17 x 11.5 inches). This is clearly one of the finest of all nineteenth-century shell-books illustrated with exquisite plates. It is also the only shell book illustrated with aquatint plates. The fine plates are engraved, and colored after the original drawings by John Clarke. Many new generic and specific names are published here for the first time. The shells illustrated come for various private museums brought back from the South Pacific and New Zealand among others regions. Perhaps the most famous collection was put together by Elizabeth Bligh, wife of William Bligh of the H.M.S. Bounty; Captain Bligh collected these shells during many of his voyages. See also Nissen ZBI, 3134.

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        Scenery of China, Turkey, Etc. A Series of Views

      London,: Longmans,, 1811.. Oblong quarto, with 25 copper-engraved plates; original buff wrappers, lettered on the front cover within a decorative border, cloth spine; covers slightly browned and rubbed, some plates with light spots and marginal tears, generally a good copy. First edition: a selection of engravings including views of Nankin, Pekin, the Great Wall of China, the Plain of Troy, Siphanto, the mountains of Caucasus and various Turkish scenes ultimately used to illustrate Pinkerton's General Collection of the Best & Most Interesting Voyages & Travels (1808-1814). This is an early work by Cooke, a prominent line-engraver in the early-nineteenth century, best known for his engraved views of London and England. Cooke engraved many of Turner's drawings for the Picturesque Views on the Southern Coast of England. In 1826 he began his favourite work, Views in London and its Vicinity, which ended with the twelfth number before his death; and in 1833 produced Views of the Old and New London Bridges after drawings by his son Edward William Cooke. He was one of the original members of the Society of Associated Engravers.This separate issue of the engravings, predating the completion of Pinkerton's publication, is surprisingly rare: it is not recorded in the Blackmer catalogue despite its obvious interest, while NUC locates a single copy.Not recorded by L?wendahl, 'China Illustrata Nova'.

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        Erste Besteigung des Jungfrau. Gletschers in der Schweiz. [First Ascent of Jungfrau Glacier in Switzerland.]

      Weimar: Industrie-Comptoirs, 1811. ..... Reise auf den Jungfrau-Gletscher und Ersteigung seines Gipfels, durch die Herrn Rudolf Meyer und Hieron. [Travel to Jungfrau Glacier and Climbing its Summit, by Mr. Rudolf Meyer and Hieron.] Weitere Nachricht über die Reise der Gebrüder Meyer auf den Jungfrau-Gletscher. [More News about the Journey of the Meyer Brothers to the Jungfrau Glacier.] Three seperate reports in 37 pages. Text is in German. A scarce primary source account of the first ascent of the Jungfrau Glacier. This is a complete monthly issue, containing 383 pages, from which 37 pages are related to the above mentioned account. Attractively bound in period style brown cloth over blue marbled boards, titled in gilt to spine. This issue contains three separate contemporary reports on the first successful ascent of Jungfrau, a well-known Swiss mountain dominating the Lauterbrunnen valley, by two Swiss brothers, Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer, who were accompanied by two chamois hunters from the Valais. The summit was first reached on the eastern or Valais side, on August 3, 1811, almost 100 years prior to the construction of the remarkable Jungfraujoch railway in 1912. They first had to reach the Aletschfirn, or the west branch of the Aletsch Glacier, and established a base camp north of the Aletschhorn. After 3 days climbing they successfully reached the summit. Their ascent was disputed, motivating them to repeat it the following September. Used the same route to demonstrate their inital and continued success, this time they carried a flag with them. These are the original pages printed in 1811, and NOT a reprint. This narrative is from a rare multi-volume geographical and scientific journal titled "Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden", which issued fifty volumes from 1798-1816 and which encompassed critical contemporary topics of geography and astronomy. Adam Christian Gaspari and Franz Xaver von Zach were editors of this important scientific journal. .

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

      Manchester: Oswald Syers, 1811&#150;13. Folio (36.2 cm, 14.4"). [approx. 702] ff., lacking title&#150;page, but having both cancel and cancelland of N.T. L2 present; (several signatures incorrectly signed); 19 plts. (1 excised & laid in). Scarce sole edition. Sold without direct episcopal sanction, this folio edition of the Douai&#150; Rheims version was issued in rivalry with the better-known Haydock rendition and is the artefact of a sad story: The Catholic priests of Manchester, who mistakenly believed that Haydock&#39;s effort to print a Douai&#150;Rheims Bible had been abandoned after his move from that city to Dublin, therefore encouraged local printer Syers to produce his own edition &#151; only to restore their patronage to Haydock following the discovery of their error, leaving poor Syers in the lurch. The text generally follows the Challoner&#150;Rheims revision, although the notes are collected from various sources. The volume is illustrated with two frontispieces and 17 plates engraved by J. Bottomley, Symns and Mitchell, and others after paintings by Westall, Raphael, Reynolds, et al. Issued in parts in a small print run, this Bible is now uncommon, and => its plates are lovely. WorldCat locates only five copies in U.S. libraries. Darlow & Moule 1034. Contemporary acid-stained calf rebacked with mottled calf, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label, gilt-ruled raised bands, and blind-tooled compartment decorations; sides rubbed/scraped with leather worn over corners/edges, this not disfiguring/disturbing. Hinges (inside) reinforced with cloth tape, and the large volume now strong. Lacking title-page. Plate from Genesis I:4 removed, and laid back in with margins cut away. First few leaves with edges ragged. Pages with offsetting around plates; occasional light spots of staining, mostly confined to outer margins.

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      London: printed for J. Johnson and Co., 1811 Third edition. 3 vols. Presentation copy from the author&#39;s brother, Charles Sneyd Edgeworth. Each volume is signed and inscribed on the front endpaper to Florence Henrietta St. John Hough. Bound in contemporary dark blue morocco with gilt spines, boards and page edges. Some rubbing to spines, some wear to extremities, a few scuffs, and some light foxing to endpapers. An otherwise clean and tight set.. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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      [Bookseller: Château de Capens]
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        Sense and Sensibility [First Issue in Contemporary Boards]

      London: T. Egerton, 1811. First Edition with all three half-titles. Contemporary boards, expertly rebacked matching style brown leather in gilt ruling and lettering. Highly desirable copy with no textual repairs, all pages firm and tight in the binding. There is occasional foxing and browntoning as is almost always seen with this title. Overall a near fine set of Jane Austen&#39;s first novel and one of the greatest and most sought after novels ever written. In attractive folding linen clamshell box with morocco labels in gilt by Carolina Veenstra.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Historical Inquiries, Concerning Forests and Forest Laws, with Topographical Remarks, upon the Ancient and Modern State of the New Forest, in the County of Southampton

      London: T. Payne, 1811. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Recent antique style quarter-leather and marbled boards with a gilt lettered red leather title-piece within a gilt ruled spine compartment; binding and contents very firm, clean and bright with no inscriptions, no damp-stains and no splits; also, this copy not from a library and so no such stamps or labels. Size: Folio: 310mm x 255mm; collation: [4], iii, [3], vi, 227, [1, Errata], frontispiece engraved by C. Sheringham and a hand-coloured fold-out map; half-title present. Very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Prior Books]
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      co? Tipi Bodoniani 1811 In-16 p. (mm. 160x112), 3 voll., bross. orig. (dorsi rifatti con tit. ms.), cc.nn. 2 (la prima bianca), pp. L, occhietto, pp. 113, c.nn. 1; pp. 130, c.nn. 1; cc.nn. 2 (la prima bianca), pp. 156, cc.nn. 2 (l?ultima bianca). L?edizione è introdotta dalle ?Memorie intorno alla persona e agli studj del Conte Aurelio Bernieri? (1706-1795), scritte da Giuseppe Adorni. Cfr. Brooks,1093. Solo qualche lieviss. fiorit. altrim. esemplare con barbe, ben conservato e parzialm. intonso.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Vue de Sion prise du coté du Levant

      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 190x275

      [Bookseller: Libreria Trippini Sergio]
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      Molinari 1811 Tomi 12 in 6 volumi

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