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        Autograph Letter, signed ("T. F. Dibdin"), to Francis Freeling

      n.p., june 3, 1811 - "I shall be particularily obliged by the loan of your Pynson's Calendar of Shepherds for 2 or 3 days. I am at this moment entering very deeply upon the subject; which after all, seems to defy the most sagacious bibliographical criticism. The bearer will take great care of it; and it shall be returned in the course of the week -" Freeling (1764-1836) was a noted book collector and, with Dibdin, one of the founders of the Roxburghe Club 4to. 1 p. pen and ink on paper, docketed. Remnants of prior mounting on verso, creased

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        The Linwood Gallery of Pictures in needle-work with a Biographical sketch of the Painters

      London: Sold by J. Harris, 1811. First and only edition, 12mo, [2], vi, [7]-71, [1, blank]pp., title-page engraved with a coloured vignette, two further engraved hand-coloured plates, orig. wrappers lightly soiled, marbled paper spine, corners a little dog-eared but generally a nice copy in original state. 'To the Reader' describes this exhibition as 'a standing monument of ingenuity, to give information to young enquiring minds'. The needlework reproductions of famous paintings were copied from works by Gainsborough, Morland, Northcote, Opie, Reynolds, Stubbs and other artists. "The predominant, almost legendary figure here is Miss Linwood, whose gallery of needlework paintings was one of the standard sights of early nineteenth-century London, so famous that when David Copperfield took Peggotty about town this was one of the four they visited... Miss Linwood, born in Birmingham in 1755... She moved to Leicester in her twenties and lived there the rest of her life, but it was London that her fame centered... the growing collection took to the road, returning periodically to London but not becoming permanently established there [at Leicester Square] until 1809... the star of the entire collection [was] Miss Linwood's version of Carlo Dolci's 'Salvator Mundi, for which she was reportedly offered 3,000 guineas but which she bequeathed to the queen."—Altick, The Shows of London. pp. 400-401. In her latter years she offered her collection of needlework pictures to the British Museum and to the House of Lords, but these offers were refused. After Miss Linwood's death in 1845 at the age of ninety the collection was sold at Christie's. Moon, Supplement, 485A (citing the Pierpont Morgan copy); Not listed on Copac; OCLC locating just two copies (Yale University Library & The Pierpont Morgan Library).

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        Essai sur les maladies et les lésions organiques du coeur et des gros vaisseaux. Dédié à S.M. L'Empereur et Roi.

      Paris: Chez H. Nicolle, de l'Imprimerie de Mame, 1811 - Seconde édition, corrigée et augmentée, in-8; xlvi (avertissement, discours préliminaire), 478p. Jolie reliure pastiche en demi-veau havane dans le goût de l'époque, dos lisse orné à froid, pièces de titre en veau noir, plats marbrés. Mouillure en coin sans atteinte au texte sur les 30 premiers feuillets, autrement très bon exemplaire bien relié. Important traité de cardiologie moderne (voir le commentaire du numéro précédent). "La première édition de cet ouvrage étant épuisée depuis long-temps, j'offre cette seconde au public." Edition augmentée de quelques explications et réflexions, mais sur un plan en cinq parties identique à la première. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Robinson Crusoé.

      Paris, H. Fournier Ainé 1811 - Traduction nouvelle. Édition illustrée par Grandville. Frontispice sur CHINE, 40 compositions hors texte et nombreuses vignettes dans le texte. PREMIER TIRAGE. Paris, H. Fournier Ainé - 1811 - 610 pages. Reliure demi basane havane signée Capé. Joli dos orné d'une pièce de titre rouge, d'un décor en long mosaïqué, doré et empiècements rouges. Quelques rousseurs. Petites taches au dos. Format in-8°(23x15). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A provincial glossary; with a collection of local proverbs, and popular superstitions. A new edition, corrected.

      Edward Jeffery, London 1811 - Large, thin 4to, pp. iv, [56], 57-124; full contemporary calf, neatly rebacked; prelims and terminals a little spotted, but generally very good and sound. Printed on J. Whatman watermark paper dated 1808. The glossary occupies the first half of the text, the balance local proverbs, An octavo edition was published the same year. First published in 1787. Includes separate sections on superstitious cures, fairies, omens portending death, magicians, witches, ghosts, etc. Vancil, p. 103; Kennedy 10635.

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        Practical Observations on the Treatment of the Diseases of the Prostate Gland. Illustrated with copper plates

      G- : in good (minus) condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed and scuffed. Later repair to spine now cracked and worn. Inside hinges cracked. Marks and browning throughout. Fep missing. Contents readable. Pages uncut. All plates have browning and foxing but are in good order First Edition Grey hardback cover 240mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 280pp + 80 pages of appendices [test results]. 13 copper plates. Previous owners inscription dated 1812. There are 10 chapters and 3 appendices: Middle Lobe, enlargement, stages, effects, on the secretion of the gland, effects on the bladder, disposition of the disease, effects on the secretion of urine, suppression, mode of treatment, enlargement of the middle lobe of the prostrate gland, cases on treatment, cases on degrees of enlargement, effect of injections, enlargement of the lateral lobes, inflammation of the verumontanum, abcess in the prostrate gland and ulcers. Everard Home (1756-1832) was Serjeant Surgeon to the King and surgeon at St Georges Hospital. This book may have been written to co-incide with lectures he did in 1810.

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        Altdänische Heldenlieder, Balladen und Märchen übersetzt von Wilhelm Carl Grimm.

      Gestochener Titel, XL,545 (1) S. (und angebunden:) Derselbe: Drei altschottische Lieder in Original und Uebersetzung aus zwei neuen Sammlungen. Nebst einem Sendschreiben an Herrn Professor F.D. Gräter. Angehängt sind Zusätze und Verbesserungen zu den altdänischen Heldenliedern, Balladen und Märchen. Heidelberg, Mohr und Zimmer 1813. 56 S., Leineneinband um 1860. Erste Ausgabe der ersten und zweiten Veröffentlichung.- WG. 1 und 2; Slg. Borst 1133, 1177.- Illustration des Titels von Ludwig Emil Grimm nach Vorlagen von A. Dürer. Ursprünglich als vierter Band von 'Des Knaben Wunderhorn' gedacht.- Durchgehend etwas, teils auch stärker stockfleckig, wenige Korrekturen und Anmerkungen von alter Hand.

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        Theil von Sachsen

      Kupferstich entstanden unter der Leitung von Friedrich Wilhelm Streit und anderen beim Geographischen Institut Weimar um 1811. 33.5x44.5 cm. Sect. 96. Maßst. ca. 1:175.000 - Engelmann, Geogr. S. 439 - Lex. Gesch. Kartogr. S. 259 - Tooley 2 IV, S. 225 - Das Gebiet zwischen Hohenleuben, Zwickau, Stollberg, Neudek (Eger) und Hof (Saale), im Zentrum Auerbach und Plauen im Vogtland.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D

      London - T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1811 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of what has been described as the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature: James Boswell'sbiography of the eminent lexicographer Samuel Johnson. Complete with notes on his works, copies of his letters, and Johnson's hitherto unpublished notes and works. With two folding facsimiles of Johnson's handwriting to volumes III and IV, as well as frontispiece portrait of Johnson to volume I. Johnson has been described as arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history. This edition was the one most frequently reprinted in the 19th century, and is often spoken of as 'the best of the pre-Crokerian editions'. The more general critical tendency now, however, seems to be to return to the text of the third, as being more nearly that which the author himself approved (Pottle). Complete in four volumes. Condition: In tree calf bindings. Externally sound, with some rubbing and marksto the boards. Front joints of Volume I, II, IIIand IV and rear joints of Volume I and IIIstarting but firm. Remains of label to rear board ofvolumeIV. Internally, firmly bound. Copperplate ink inscription to front pastedowns, dated 1812, and some ink annotations to the text. Offsetting to title page of volume I from frontis. Pages have some scattered light spotting. Overall: GOOD..

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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

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        Theil des Königreichs Westphalen

      Kupferstich entstanden unter der Leitung von Friedrich Wilhelm Streit und anderen beim Geographischen Institut Weimar 1811. 33x43.8 cm. Sect. 57. Maßst. ca. 1:175.000 - Engelmann, Geogr. S. 439 - Tooley 2 IV, S. 225 - Lex. Gesch. Kartogr. S. 259 - Von Einbeck im Westen bis Wernigerode in Sachsen-Anhalt; nördlich bis Schöppenstdt. südlich bis etwas über Nordheim hinaus; in der Mitte der Karte der westliche Teil des Harz, Gandersheim, Bockenem, Goslar im Zentrum der Karte

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        A Map Of The State Of Pennsylvania By Reading Howell MDCCCXI

      Philadelphia, 1811. No Binding. Very Good. 21 3/8 x 33 ½ inches.. Deckled edges; centerfold reinforced, else excellent. Separately published-very scarce. In 1792 Reading Howell published the first map of Pennsylvania to show the full extent of the state with accurate boundary lines. The present work is an amplified version of this work and the first edition of it published in the 19th century. Moreover, this edition was elegantly engraved by John Vallance, who also produced the first official plan of Washington, DC and the Griffith map of Maryland. Howell's excellent map was not superseded until 1822 when Melish's map of the state appeared. Ristow, pp. 108-109; cf. Rumsey 4181.

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        FABLES ANCIENT AND MODERN

      1811.

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        The Works. With a Sketch of His Life and Writings by the Rev. Edward Mangin, M.A.

      Printed for William Miller.and James Carpenter, London, 1811 - 19 volumes, octavo. Bound in recent half tan calf, red morocco title label to each spine gilt, raised bands, marbled paper boards, all edges marbled. Neat early ownership inscription to each title page, some offsetting to the title page of the first volume from the portrait, otherwise a nice clean set in very attractive period style bindings. Frontispiece portrait to first volume. First Mangin Edition. An excellent set of one of the 18th century's key novelists. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'art de faire le pain, et observations théoriques et pratiques sur l'analyse et la synthèse du froment; et sur la manière la plus avantageuse de préparer un pain léger; précédées de quelques recherches sur l'origine et les maladies du blé

      Paris, Genève, J. J. Paschoud 1811 - In-8°, broché, couv. d'attente, ex. non rogné, étiquette de titre manuscrite au dos, 190 pp PREMIERE EDITION FRANÇAISE de ce remarquable ouvrage. Ouvrage traduit par Jean Peschier (l'édition originale anglaise, Treatise on the Art of Bread-Making, est de 1805). Epinglé en fin d'ouvrage : BEAUMONT (André), De la fabrication de la farine de pomme de terre, et son emploi dans la panification. Paris, Genève, Paschoud, 1816 Vicaire 323 Nombreuses annotations manuscrites anciennes ainsi qu'une recette de pain de pommes de terre, sinon EXEMPLAIRE FRAIS

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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 1798, unter der Leitung des Capitain Baudin unternommen. Aus dem Französischen. Mit Bemerkungen begleitet, nebst einer allgemeinen Übersicht des ganzen westindischen Archipels, vorzüglich in Rücksicht der Kolonialwaaren; von E. A. W. v. Zimmermann. 2 Bände in 1 Band.

      Heinrich Büschler 1811-1812, Leipzig - 8vo. XX S., 2 Bl., 84, 242; VIII, 236 S. Hldr. d. Zeit m. Rückengoldpräg. u. 2 RSchildern. Gelbschnitt. Engelmann 120. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Ledru (1761-1830) begleitete eine Expedition, die von Nicolas Baudin angeführt wurde. Ausführliche Beschreibung von Geographie u. Ökonomie der Kanarischen sowie v.a. Westindischen Inseln usw., ergänzt um einen ausführlichen Beitrag von Eberhard Anton Wilhelm von Zimmermann. - Minimal berieben m. einzelnen kl. Wurmlöchlein. Schnitt u. Titelbl. stockfleckig, sonst nur vereinzelt im Rande. Sehr schöner, dekorativer Band. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tankerville's Limodorum

      Robert James Thornton, 1811. unbound. Mezzotint, aquatint, and stipple engraving. Image measures 11" x 7.25". Sheet measures 16" x 12.5". This lovely print of Tankerville's Limodorum, a species of purple orchid, comes from the quarto edition of Thornton's famous "Temple of Flora." Thornton has here depicted the flower, commonly known as the Violet Limodore, against a blue, almost stormy background, lending the plant's bowing shape a dramatic tone. In the far distance, a small village can be seen nestled among the foggy mountains. The delicate colors of he pink and ref flowers are due to the intaglio method of printing, which combined mezzotint, aquatint, line, and stipple engraving, finished with watercolor. "The Temple of Flora" was a collection of 32 large-scale floral prints which Robert James Thornton first issued in 1803. While considered a masterpiece today, it was ridiculed in its time for its lavishness in comparison to typically more austere botanical imagery. Since then, however, it has become one of the most admired illustrated botanical set ever published in Britain. This the print is from the smaller-scale quarto edition issued in 1811. It is in good condition, with slight browning and chips on the edges of the margins, not affecting the image. Minor offsetting also in the margins. Dr. Robert John Thornton (1768-1837) was an English physician and botanical writer. A specialist in medical botany, Thornton dedicated the later part of his life to publishing collections of floral plates. "The Temple of Flora" was the final and most ambitious volume of "A New Illustration of the Sexual System of Carolus Von Linnæus," which Thornton commissioned and compiled between 1797 and 1807. This print is a lovely example of his work.

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        A WINTER IN PARIS; OR MEMOIRS OF MADAME DE C****; WRITTEN BY HERSELF. IN THREE VOLUMES

      London: Printed for Henry Colburn, English and Foreign Public Library,. 1811. early nineteenth-century full mottled calf, spine panels tooled in gold, red leather spine labels, marbled edges, marbled endpapers.. Armorial bookplates of Sir Martin Browne Ffolkes, Bart. (1749-1821,. first Baronet of Hillington, County of Suffolk), affixed to front. paste-downs, bookplate of Canadian actor Glenn Ford affixed to front. free endpaper of volume I. Lacks half title leaves. Calf lightly worn. at spine ends and several upper corner tips, outer joints rubbed, a. very good set in attractive bindings. (#119586). First edition. Sensational romance with varied contemporary European settings and typical melodramatic and Gothic elements: shipwreck, murder, imprisonment, convents and monasteries, wild and sublime scenery, secret societies. Mention is made of an Amatory Society. Block, The English Novel 1740-1850, p. 255. Wolff 7603.

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        Conchology, or the Natural History of Shells:

      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 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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        English Bards and Scotch Reviewers; a Satire

      London: Printed for James Cawthorn, 1811. "Fourth edition" [i.e., Second Fourth Authorised edition], with 1052 lines total, and alterations to lines 741-744 of the previous Fourth edition. 8vo. . Contemporary green morocco gilt, all edges gilt. Joints slightly rubbed. Half-title present, lacking ad leaf. With the bookplate of Chandos, sixth Lord Leigh. Wise I, pp. 26-27 . Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title by Byron: "To The Lady E. Butler, from the Author." The recipient is almost certainly the Lady Eleanor Butler, daughter of the sixteenth Earl of Ormond, who lived in seclusion with her companion Sarah Ponsonby, in the Vale of Llangollen in Northern Wales. Lord Leigh was a lifelong friend and schoolmate of Byron. The sale of their Library was noted in the Gentleman's Magazine for October 1832: "The effects of the late Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Ponsonby, at the cottage in the vale of Llangollen, have been recently sold by Mr. George Robins. The beautiful cottage, Plasncwydd, where, for a period of fitty years, the ladies strictly adhered to a vow of never sleeping out of it -The drawing room was the choice retreat. Here, in gothic bookcases, fitted in recesses, was the ladies' assortment of literature. The whole were in good binding, and many were presentation copies. Among them were Madame de Genlis's works, with notes by that celebrated lady; the works of Miss Seward, with whom the ladies corresponded on intimate terms; also Lord Byron's works, with complimentary notes; the works of the present King of France, with an autograph letter to the ladies; Manuscript Poems, by Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire, beautifully illustrated, purchased at the sale of the Hon. Mrs. Cavendish; and Burns's works, with original letters"

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        Essai sur Les Maladies et Les LEsions Organiques du CÏur et des Gros Vaisseaux-Seconde ‹dition, CorrigEe et AugmentEe

      Paris: Chez H. Nicolle-De l'Imprimerie de Mame, 1811. Second Edition, Enlarged. 8vo. xlvi, 478pp. Contemporary quarter calf and marbled paper boards, leather spine label. Slight spotting here and there, otherwise a fine copy. Garrison-Morton 2727; Wall 2149; Heis of Hippocrates 1126 . Desirable copy of a medical classic. Corvisart was personal physician to Napoleon, to whom he dedicates this book. In this "-great classic of cardiac literature, Corvisart for the first time so ordered the symptomatology of heart disease that differentiation between cardiac and pulmonary disease was made possible. He distinguished between cardiac hypertrophy and dilatation, he divided the clinical course of cardiac failure into three phases, and he showed the relationship between cause and effect in valvular disease and cardiac failure-" -- Eimas

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        Die Schlachten der Alten vom ersten messenischen Kriege angefangen bis auf die Schlacht bey Actium. Erster Theil (mehr nicht erschienen).

      Cotta, Tübingen 1811 - 4to (24 x 22 cm). Mit 6 kolor. Formationskupfern u. 40 (recte 41) gest. kolor. Schlachtplänen m. dt. u. französ. Bezeichnung. XXXIX, 46 S. Neuere schlichte Brosch., an rechter Kante unbeschnitten. MNE I,353. - Dedikation an Napoleon. - Brosch.-Rücken m. Fehlstellen. Etw. stockfleckig. Die Taf. unten knapp beschnitten, teils dt. Bezeichnung angeschnitten, bei zwei Taf. auch Teile der Abbildungen unten beschnitten. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Practical Observations in Surgery: more particularly as regards the Naval and Military Service. Illustrated by Cases, and various Official Documents [1826]. [Bound with:] A Letter, Respectfully Addressed to the Commissioners for Transports, Sick and Wounded Seamen, &c. &c. &c. on the Subject of the Operation for Popliteal Aneurism. Illustrated by Cases, and the Description of a New Instrument [1811]

      London: Printed for J. Callow, 1811. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Original or very near contemporary half-leather and marble backed boards with six gilt ruled compartments along the spine and a black leather title piece lettered in gilt within second compartment; sound and firm, showing no snags or splits; contents equally firm, tight and clean; plates showing some scattered spotting, more so the second than the first; not from a library so no such stamps or labels; neat hand-written dedication at the front free endpaper states: "From the author / July 1839"; size: 8vo (220mm x 140mm). Two titles in 1 book, thus: Alex. Copland Hutchison, Esq. [Title:] Practical observations in surgery: more particularly as regards the naval and military service. Illustrated by cases, and various official documents. [Published:] London: Thomas and George Underwood, 1826. Second Edition, considerably enlarged. [Collation:] pp. xvi, 431, [i], and a folding plate. [Bound with:] Alex. Copland Hutchison, M. D. [Title:] A letter, respectfully addressed to the commissioners for transports, sick and wounded seamen, &c. &c. &c. on the subject of the operation for popliteal aneurism. Illustrated by cases, and the description of a new instrument. [Published:] London: Printed for J. Callow, 1811. First Edition. [Collation:] pp. [iii], 19, [i], and a folding plate. Both titles very scarce.

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        Theil vom Königrch. Westphalen

      Kupferstich entstanden unter der Leitung von Friedrich Wilhelm Streit und anderen beim Geographischen Institut Weimar 1811. 34x44 cm. Sect. 38. Maßst. ca. 1:175.000 - Engelmann, Geogr. S. 439 - Lex. Gesch. Kartogr. S. 259 - Tooley 2 IV, S. 225 - Zeigt Teile von Drawehn, Wendland und Altmark um Bergen, Lüchow, Arendsee, Kalbe und Betzendorf mit Salzwedel im Zentrum; westlich bis Bodenteich, nördlich bis Schnakenburg, östlich bis zur Linie Losse-Ballerstedt, südlich bis Klötze.

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        Tankerville's Limodorum

      Robert James Thornton Robert James Thornton, 1811. unbound. Mezzotint, aquatint, and stipple engraving. Image measures 11" x 7.25". Sheet measures 16" x 12.5". This lovely print of Tankerville's Limodorum, a species of purple orchid, comes from the quarto edition of Thornton's famous "Temple of Flora." Thornton has here depicted the flower, commonly known as the Violet Limodore, against a blue, almost stormy background, lending the plant's bowing shape a dramatic tone. In the far distance, a small village can be seen nestled among the foggy mountains. The delicate colors of he pink and ref flowers are due to the intaglio method of printing, which combined mezzotint, aquatint, line, and stipple engraving, finished with watercolor. "The Temple of Flora" was a collection of 32 large-scale floral prints which Robert James Thornton first issued in 1803. While considered a masterpiece today, it was ridiculed in its time for its lavishness in comparison to typically more austere botanical imagery. Since then, however, it has become one of the most admired illustrated botanical set ever published in Britain. This the print is from the smaller-scale quarto edition issued in 1811. It is in good condition, with slight browning and chips on the edges of the margins, not affecting the image. Minor offsetting also in the margins. Dr. Robert John Thornton (1768-1837) was an English physician and botanical writer. A specialist in medical botany, Thornton dedicated the later part of his life to publishing collections of floral plates. "The Temple of Flora" was the final and most ambitious volume of "A New Illustration of the Sexual System of Carolus Von Linnæus," which Thornton commissioned and compiled between 1797 and 1807. This print is a lovely example of his work.

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        Vollständige Abhandlung über die Methode den Brandwein mittelst einer Dampfmaschine auf eine sehr vortheilhafte Art zu destilliren.

      Wien, Mathias Andreas Schmidt, 1811. - 115, (1) SS. Mit 2 mehrf. gefalt. Kupfertafeln. Marmorierter Pappband der Zeit mit gepr. Rückenschildchen. Dreiseitiger gesprenkelter Rotschnitt. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe. - Interessante Beschreibung eines Branntwein-Destillierverfahrens mit Dampf. Die großen Faltkupfer (Ponheimer sc. nach Entwürfen des Verfassers) mit Gesamt- und Detaildarstellungen der Anlage. - Das letzte Textbl. etwas knittrig. Vorderer Innendeckel mit altem hs. ungar. Besitzvermerk. Engelmann (Bibl. mech.-tech.) 201. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Principles of Mechanics explaining and demonstrating the General Laws of Motion

      London: G. Robinson, 1811. Hardcover. Fine. Royal 8vo. 26 by 19 cms. pp x, 284. 43 foldout plates. Newly rebound in half-leather (dark blue calf).Original headbands. Appropriate marbled paper to boards. Raised bands to spine. Gilt linings to bands, Gilt labels. Blind tooling to boards. Discreet and symmetrically placed stamp of The Royal Society on the frontis page. (a less discreet "Duplicate" stamp on the reverse of title page. Pages clean, unmarked and free from foxing. The first five plates are foxed, the remainder not.

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        The HOLY BIBLE Containing The Old And New Testaments Translated Out Of The Original Tongues And With The Former Translations Diligently Compared And Revised (1811)

      Boston: Greenough And Stebbins, 1811. Leather Bound Leather Bound. Very Good. (Religion) The HOLY BIBLE Containing The Old And New Testaments Translated Out Of The Original Tongues And With The Former Translations Diligently Compared And Revised. Boston: Greenough And Stebbins, 1811. Leather Bound. 4 x 6-1/4 inches. Toning. Foxing. Very Good. Interesting PO family info linked to Delaware County, New York. $750.00

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        SIR HUMPHRY DAVY: A group of 7 important papers on chemical and geological subjects (journal extracts)

      Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 1. On A Combination of Oxymuriatic Gas and Oxygene Gas, read February 21, 1811. Extract from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year 1811, Part One, pub. 1811, slim 4to, pp. 155-162. Modern stapled wrappers. ---- 2. On Some Combinations of Phosphorus and Sulphur, and On Some Other Subjects of Chemical Enquiry, read June 18, 1812. Extract from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year 1812. Slim 4to, pp. 405-415. Stapled. Paper somewhat frayed and soiled at margins. ---- 3. Further Experiments and Observations on Iodine, read June 16, 1814. Extract from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year 1814. Slim 4to, pp. 487-507. Stapled. ---- 4. Some experiments on a solid compound of iodine and oxygene, and on its chemical agencies, read April 20, 1815. Extract from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year 1815. 4to, pp. 203-213. Stapled. ---- 5. On the actions of acids on the salts usually called hyperoxymuriates, and on the gases produced from them, read May 4, 1815. Extract from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year 1815. 4to, pp. 214-219. Stapled. ---- 6. On the Phaenomena of Volcanoes, read March 20, 1828. Extract from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year 1828. 4to, pp. 241-250. Stapled. ----- 7. WHEATLEY, Henry B. Sir Humphry Davy, BART., P.R.S. Born December 17, 1778. Died May 29, 1829. Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, Vol.65, 1904, 8vo, 26 pp..

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        Studies and Designs by Richard Wilson Done at Rome in the Year 1752

      Oxford: R. Archer, 1811. Pp. (4), 8, (2) list of subscribers. Titlepage and 50 other soft ground mounted etchings by Whessel after Ricard Wilson. Bound in later but not recent 1/2 morocco with heraldic bookplate on front pastedown of Geoffrey Clegg Hutchinson. Extremities rubbed, some foxing on mounts of the etchings. With it, probably contemporary, letter cover addressed to John Letchmere, [one of the subscribers] Steeple Aston with pen and ink sketch of boats on verso. Affixed to rear end paper is leaf of phrenological drawings of the human head with the name 'Sir John Dashwood' written on it. Also affixed is folding 2pp ms note with sketches, on 'proportions of the Face and Head' taken from 'The Artist's Vade Mecum' [published 1762].. 1st Ed. Half-Leather. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Richard Wilson. 29.0 x 22.0 Cm.

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        THE HISTORY OF GEORGIA, CONTAINING BRIEF SKETCHES OF THE REMARKABLE EVENTS, UP TO THE PRESENT DAY

      Savannah: Seymour and Williams, 1811. Two volumes. (vii, 376; vii, 424). Marbled boards, new endpapers. Free and bottom edges untrimmed. Spines stamped in gilt. Spines are sunned to brown as is usually the case. Top of spine for Volume 2 has a small spot of fraying. Volume 2 is dated 1816. Original wrappers and spines are bound-in. Moderate to heavy foxing of preliminary pages. Previous owner's name top of title-page of Volume 2 dated 1816. Old water-stain bottom edge of Volume 1. Embossed library stamp top of title-page of both volumes. Several marginal notations in pencil. The history ends in the year 1783. Streeter 2:1161 calls this "a fundamental Georgia history and chief source on the border wars with the Creeks and Cherokees. This is one of the rarest state histories". Also cited in Howes M33, Sabin 42973.. First Edition. 1/4 Green Morocco. Rebound/No Jacket. Octavo.

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        The American Trader's Compendium: Containing the Laws, Customs, and

      1811. Montefiore's Synopsis of American Commercial Law Montefiore, J[oshua] [1762-1843]. The American Trader's Compendium; Containing the Laws, Customs, and Regulations of the United States, Relative to Commerce. Including the Most Useful Precedents Adapted to General Business. Dedicated by Permission to the Honorable William Tilghman, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: Published by Samuel R. Fisher, 1811. xii, 304 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, blind fillets and lettering piece to spine. Some rubbing with wear to extremities, a few minor scuffs to boards, front joint starting at foot. Offsetting to margins, toning to text. Early owner signatures (of J. Knapp and Samuel Clark) to preliminaries and title page, interior otherwise clean. An appealing copy. * With forms. Topics are arranged alphabetically. A member of a distinguished family of Jewish merchants in London, Montefiore was a solicitor who moved to the United States after the War of 1812. He published several works on commercial law. This one offers a "well-digested arrangement...of the various topics of information, which are not only requisite to constitute the well-informed business man, but to protect him against those artifices and impositions, to which, from the hurry of business, and the want of ready information, he may be daily exposed" (Preface). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2430.

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        [ENGRAVING AND CONCEPT ART FOR THE VULTUR GRYPHUS FROM HUMBOLDT'S Recueil d'observations de zoologie et d'anatomie comparée...]

      [Paris. 1811].. One handcolored print, together with the manuscript proof artwork for the engraving. Engraving measures 14 x 10 1/4 inches, proof art measures 12 x 9 1/4 inches. Minor soiling and wear. Each piece matted. Very good. Engraving of the Vulture Gryphus, together with the original artwork, from the second part of the VOYAGE DE HUMBOLDT ET BONPLAND... published in Paris from 1805-1834. This work is one of the most important publications resulting from the expedition to America in 1799-1804 of the great German scientist and explorer, Alexander von Humboldt, and the botanist, Aimé Bonpland. During their extensive trip, the two gathered masses of material relating to all aspects of the New World, and their work in the field and in publication set a new standard for scientific exploration and reporting. Humboldt and Bonpland sought to investigate geography, natural history, archaeology, and native customs. Their field explorations were supplemented by extensive research in Europe. The series of publications began in 1805 and took decades, with the work being issued in parts. The present engraving and art are from the second part, devoted to zoological life. There are subtle differences that go beyond size between the two images. In the engraving the Vultur Gryphus, or Andean Condor, is shown standing atop a rock, facing right, with the skull of a multi-horned sheep at its feet. In the concept art, which is slightly smaller in scale, the condor faces left and stands on a flat green expanse; the sheep skull at its feet still bears small tufts of curling fleece and blood. The coloring is also slightly different, with the bird in the engraving sporting more bluish feathers than its original counterpart. The bottom of the original piece is dated "A. Humboldt del. 1802. Leopold Müller pertec. 1806." An interesting example of original working material from one of the classics of natural history. Humboldt's library, with much of the working material for his book, was destroyed in a fire in the Sotheby's warehouse in 1861, and any artifacts from the work are rare.

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        [Romantic poetry library of a contemporary gentleman,

      London: John Murray / Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown / William Miller / White and Co. / Gale and Co.; and Edinburgh: Archibald Constable & Company / John Ballantyne and Co.,, 1811-1821. comprising,] by Lord Byron: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, a Romaunt [Cantos I and II]; and other poems; Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto the Fourth.; Sardanapalus, A Tragedy. The Two Foscari, A Tragedy. Cain, A Mystery.; Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice. An Historical Tragedy, in Five Acts. With Notes. The Prophecy of Dante, A Poem.; and Works. In two volumes, 1815, containing within: The Giaour, a fragment of A Turkish Tale.; The Bride of Abydos. A Turkish Tale.; The Corsair; A Tale.; Lara, A Tale.; Hebrew Melodies,; The Siege of Corinth. A Poem. Parsinia. A Poem.; The Field of Waterloo; a Poem. By Walter Scott,; The Prisoner of Chillon and other Poems.; Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Canto the Third.; Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte.; Monody on the death of The Right Honourable R. B. Sheridan...; Poems.; The Lament of Tasso.; Manfred, a Dramatic Poem.; and Beppo, a Venetian Story.; by Walter Scott: The Lady of the Lake. A Poem.; The Vision of Don Roderick, and other poems.; The Lay of the Last Minstrel, A Poem; Rokeby, A Poem.; The Lord of the Isles; A Poem.; and Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field.; by Thomas Moore: Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance.; and by Mary Tighe: Psyche, with other poems. 14 volumes, octavo (213 × 138 mm). Uniformly bound in contemporary tan half calf, brown cloth sides with Greek key pattern blind roll, spine gilt-ruled in compartments with two red morocco title labels to each. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Tighe to Psyche. Some marks and light rubbing to covers, foxing to early and late leaves, but on the whole a remarkably sound, presentable set in very good condition. A classic library set of poetry from the Romantic period, collecting works by Lord Byron (including 12 first editions), Walter Scott, Thomas Moore and Mary Tighe, the whole set uniformly bound in contemporary half-calf and giving an excellent picture of the poetic tastes of a gentleman during this ten year period of immense Romantic productivity. The set's owner was Joseph Guy Jr., of Blandford House, whose ink ownership inscriptions, dated 1815, appear on tipped-in blank bookplates in each of the Scott titles (except the Lay of the Last Minstrel, which just bears the inscription "Guy" to the first blank), and also appear on the title pages of many of the individual works bound together in the second of the two "Byron's Works" volumes, these dated 1817. Guy was author of a number educative school books, and also literary anthologies such as "Guy's Learner's Poetic Task Book, a Selection from the Modern British Poets" (1849), and "Guy's New Speaker, Selections of Poetry and Prose from the Best Writers in the English Language" (1852). Guy is buried at the cemetery in Highgate, where Byron, in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, remembered the farcical ceremony popular at the time, in which visitors were coaxed to swear hedonistic oaths on the horns of a stag, "Many to the steep of Highgate hie; / Ask, ye Baeceotian shades! the reason why? / 'Tis to the worship of the solemn Horn, / Grasped in the holy hand of Mystery, / In whose dread name both men and maids are sworn, / And consecrate the oath with draught and dance till morn." (Canto I, stanza 70) Lord Byron (1788-1824) was, perhaps, the original international celebrity (as a person whose very character, let alone whose work, was obsessed over by people from most levels of society), and he was certainly the quintessential Romantic. Guy was an assiduous collector of Byron's works, and the six volumes included here contain 12 individual first editions. The set comprises: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, a Romaunt [Cantos I and II]; and other poems. Tenth Edition, 1815 (the first two cantos originally published in 1812); Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto the Fourth. 1818 (first edition); Sardanapalus, A Tragedy. The Two Foscari, A Tragedy. Cain, A Mystery. 1821 (first edition, with the half title); Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice. An Historical Tragedy, in Five Acts. With Notes. The Prophecy of Dante, A Poem. 1821 (first edition, first issue with the fewer lines to the speeches on p. 151 and p. 154 as called for, with the half title); and the first collected Works of the Right Hon. Lord Byron, in two volumes each with an overall title page dated 1815, and containing a number of individual first editions. The first volume containing: The Giaour, a fragment of A Turkish Tale. The Tenth Edition, 1814 (originally published in 1813); The Bride of Abydos. A Turkish Tale. Eleventh Edition, 1815 (originally published in 1813); The Corsair; A Tale. Eighth Edition, 1815 (originally published in 1814); Lara, A Tale. Fourth Edition, 1814 (originally publisher in the same year); Hebrew Melodies, 1815 (first edition, with the half title, the collection containing some of Byron's best known lyrics including "She Walks in Beauty"); The Siege of Corinth. A Poem. Parsinia. A Poem. 1816 (first edition, with the half title); and The Field of Waterloo; a Poem. By Walter Scott, 1815 (first edition, with the half-title, this the first published of many poems on the subject of Waterloo by numerous poets including Byron himself; curiously bound in among Byron's collected works perhaps because also published by John Murray); and the second volume containing: The Prisoner of Chillon and other Poems. 1816 (first edition, with the half title, first issue with E8 recto blank, and Murray's November, 1816 catalogue at rear); Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Canto the Third. 1816 (first edition, with the half title); Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte. Twelfth Edition, 1816 (originally published in 1814); Monody on the death of The Right Honourable R. B. Sheridan... 1816 (first edition, with the half title); Poems. 1816 (first edition, with the half title, including Stanzas for Music, "There's not a joy the world can give like that it takes away..."); The Lament of Tasso. 1817 (first edition, with the half title); Manfred, a Dramatic Poem. 1817 (first edition, with the half title, third issue with the Hamlet quotation on title page); and Beppo, a Venetian Story. Fifth Edition. 1818 (originally published in the same year). Walter Scott (1771-1832) was, on a level with his friend Byron, the most famous literary figure of the age. He is acknowledged to have almost single-handedly popularised, if not quite invented, the genre of the novel, though what is represented in this set is his extensive poetic output (Scott declined the offered position of Poet Laureate in 1813, letting it go to Southey). Included in this poetic library are: his popular Lady of the Lake, 1811 (already in its ninth edition in the year after its first publication in 1810); The Vision of Don Roderick, and other poems, 1811 (second edition, published in the same year as the first, though here with smaller poems added for the first time), Scott's historical poem set in 8th century Spain during the Moorish occupation, in which Roderic, the last Visigothic King of Spain, witnesses Spain's destiny prophesied up to its liberation from Napoleon by Wellington's recent victories on the Peninsula (proceeds of the sale went to raise funds for Portugal); The Lay of the Last Minstrel, A Poem, 1812 (thirteenth edition, originally published in 1805), Scott's much-loved romantic narrative poem, set in the Borders during the 16th century, which spawned a "tourist rush" on the picturesque ruins of Melrose Abbey; his chivalric romance poem Rokeby, 1813 (second edition published in the same year as the first), set during the Civil War; The Lord of the Isles, 1815 (fifth edition published in the same year as the first), Scott's patriotic historical romance relating Robert the Bruce's battle for Scottish independence, returning from exile in the Western isles to fight the English at Bannockburn; and Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field, 1815 (ninth edition, originally published in 1808), a romantic epic set against the backdrop of the 16th century war between Henry VIII of England and James IV of Scotland. Thomas Moore (1779-1852) was an Irish poet and songwriter closely acquainted with Byron. He is infamous for having burnt, in John Murray's fireplace, Byron's memoirs, judging them to be too damningly honest after Byron entrusted them to him as literary executor. His Lalla Rookh, an oriental romance in prose and verse, was first published in 1817, and had already, as here, gone into a fifth edition in the same year. The copy contains a publisher's slip asserting copyright, "that Mr. James Power, of the Strand, Music Seller, is the only person authorised by them to publish the Songs of Verses in this Work connected with Music" - a cautionary provision showing just how popular, and therefore profitable, Moore was as a songwriter at the time. He went on to publish Letters and Journals of Lord Byron, with Notices of his Life in 1830. Mary Tighe (1772-1810) was an Anglo-Irish poet acquainted with Thomas Moore, who admired and supported her writing. Her long poem in Spenserian stanzas "Psyche", the only poem published in her lifetime, was printed in 1805 in an edition of 50 copies, and admired by many in Thomas Moore's circle. In "To Mrs Henry Tighe on reading her Psyche" (1805) Moore wrote: "One maid there was, who round her lyre / The mystic myrtle wildly wreath'd;? / But all her sighs were sighs of fire, / The myrtle wither'd as she breath'd." Like Keats (who read Tighe, paid tribute to her in his poem "To Some Ladies", and whose poetry, from his Spenserian early poems, through his Endymion and to his Ode to Psyche, bear some parallels to Tighe's), Tighe died of tuberculosis before ever gaining real public recognition, but a posthumous edition published in 1811 made her reputation. The inclusion of a fourth edition copy of Psyche, 1812, published only a year after the one that made her name, in a Romantic library set such as this alongside literary giants like Byron, Scott and Moore, attests to her place in the romantic canon of the time.

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        The Present Picture of New South Wales; Illustrated with Four Large Coloured Views, From Drawings Taken on the Spot, of Sydney. with a Plan of the Colony.

      John Booth, London 1811 - With fine folding colored map, lacking the 4 plates. Off setting on the title page, otherwise a nice clean copy. 3/4 leather over marbled boards; corners bumped, spine worn. London: John Booth, 1811. First Edition. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels in the south of Spain in letters writen A. D. 1809 and 1810.

      London, Printed for J. Johnson and Co. St. Paul's Church-Yard and W. Miller, 1811 - -21,5 x 27 cm.- , XVI + 36 págs. + 4 hs. + 407 págs. + 13 láminas, de la que 9 son desplegables. Enc. en plena piel de época. Ejemplar muy limpio. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise On Bridge Architecture In Which The Superior Advantages Of The Flying Pendent Lever Bridge Are Fully Proved With An Historical Account And Description Of Different Bridges Erected In Various Parts Of The World, From An Early Period, Down To The Present Time

      NY: Printed for the Author by Alexander Niven, 1811. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. orange speckled boards, modern leather back. Very good in fine clamshell box with leather spine label printed in gilt./No Dust Jacket. 288 pages. 23 1/2 x 15 cm. Eighteen engraved plates, errata slip and List of Subscribers. KARPEL B455. "First and only edition of the first systematic and analytical work on bridges to appear in the United States.........`The flying pendent lever bridge' as proposed by Pope was, in limited applications, perfectly sound, and became the basis of the later cantilever bridge." Pope wanted to span the East River and the Hudson, but never had the opportunity. HITCHCOCK 946. RINK 2658. SABIN 64123. SHAW SHOEMAKER 23721. Uncut, scattered text browning and foxing, latter mostly marginal, early owner inscription front free endpaper.

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        MEMOIRS Of The LIFE Of The RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR JOHN EARDLEY WILMOT, Knt. Late Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and One of His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council: with Some Original Letters.

      Printed by J. Nichols and Son., London: 1811 - Frontis portrait of Sir Wilmot. Per the DNB, "Wilmot discharged his responsibilities on the bench with integrity and ability. and was highly respected by his peers. . [though his longing] for a quieter life overpowered him. Not only did he decline the Lord Chancellorship yet again, on Camden's resignation in 1770, but by year's end he had determined to resign from Common Pleas. He resigned on 26 January 1771 but remained a privy councillor until 1782. He died at his house in Great Ormond Street, London, on 5 February 1792." General extremity wear. Armorial bookplate of "John Drinkwater". A VG copy of an uncommon work. Period brown half calf with green marbled paper boards. 8vo: [A]^2 B - Q^8 R^1. 9-3/4" x 5-3/4". 2nd Edition, With Additions. [4], 241, [1] pp (including Index). Errata last page. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MEMOIRS Of The LIFE Of The RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR JOHN EARDLEY WILMOT, Knt. Late Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and One of His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council: with Some Original Letters

      London:: Printed by J. Nichols and Son.... 1811.. 8vo: [A]^2 B - Q^8 R^1. 9-3/4" x 5-3/4". 2nd Edition, With Additions. [4], 241, [1] pp (including Index). Errata last page.. Period brown half calf with green marbled paper boards.. General extremity wear. Armorial bookplate of "John Drinkwater". A. VG copy of an uncommon work.. Per the DNB, "Wilmot discharged his responsibilities on the bench with integrity and ability... and was highly respected by his peers. .... [though his longing] for a quieter life overpowered him. Not only did he decline the Lord Chancellorship yet again, on Camden's resignation in 1770, but by year's end he had determined to resign from Common Pleas. He resigned on 26 January 1771 but remained a privy councillor until 1782. He died at his house in Great Ormond Street, London, on 5 February 1792." . Frontis portrait of Sir Wilmot.

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        MEMOIRS Of The LIFE Of The RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR JOHN EARDLEY WILMOT, Knt. Late Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and One of His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council: with Some Original Letters

      Printed by J. Nichols and Son... London:: Printed by J. Nichols and Son.... 1811.. 8vo: [A]^2 B - Q^8 R^1. 9-3/4" x 5-3/4". 2nd Edition, With Additions. [4], 241, [1] pp (including Index). Errata last page.. Period brown half calf with green marbled paper boards.. General extremity wear. Armorial bookplate of "John Drinkwater". A. VG copy of an uncommon work.. Per the DNB, "Wilmot discharged his responsibilities on the bench with integrity and ability... and was highly respected by his peers. .... [though his longing] for a quieter life overpowered him. Not only did he decline the Lord Chancellorship yet again, on Camden's resignation in 1770, but by year's end he had determined to resign from Common Pleas. He resigned on 26 January 1771 but remained a privy councillor until 1782. He died at his house in Great Ormond Street, London, on 5 February 1792." . Frontis portrait of Sir Wilmot.

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        SIR HUMPHRY DAVY: A group of 7 important papers on chemical and geological subjects (journal extracts).

      - 1. On A Combination of Oxymuriatic Gas and Oxygene Gas, read February 21, 1811. Extract from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year 1811, Part One, pub. 1811, slim 4to, pp. 155-162. Modern stapled wrappers. ---- 2. On Some Combinations of Phosphorus and Sulphur, and On Some Other Subjects of Chemical Enquiry, read June 18, 1812. Extract from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year 1812. Slim 4to, pp. 405-415. Stapled. Paper somewhat frayed and soiled at margins. ---- 3. Further Experiments and Observations on Iodine, read June 16, 1814. Extract from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year 1814. Slim 4to, pp. 487-507. Stapled. ---- 4. Some experiments on a solid compound of iodine and oxygene, and on its chemical agencies, read April 20, 1815. Extract from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year 1815. 4to, pp. 203-213. Stapled. ---- 5. On the actions of acids on the salts usually called hyperoxymuriates, and on the gases produced from them, read May 4, 1815. Extract from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year 1815. 4to, pp. 214-219. Stapled. ---- 6. On the Phaenomena of Volcanoes, read March 20, 1828. Extract from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year 1828. 4to, pp. 241-250. Stapled. ----- 7. WHEATLEY, Henry B. Sir Humphry Davy, BART., P.R.S. Born December 17, 1778. Died May 29, 1829. Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, Vol.65, 1904, 8vo, 26 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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.

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        Persia

      London: Caldell & Davies, 1811. unbound. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 19.75" x 27.5". This map of Persia covers the regions of modern-day Iraq, Iran, Bahrain, and Afghanistan and includes part of the modern-day United Arab Emirates. It extends from the Black Sea in the west to the Thar Desert in the east, and from the Caucasus Mountains in the north to the Arabian Sea in the south. Towns, villages, castles, and some ancient ruins, including those of Babylon, Bagdad, and Bossra, are all labeled. As was common in this period of British cartography, the map also details mountains, deserts, swamps, lakes and river systems in a crisp and clear fashion. In fact, Pinkerton is so dedicated to accuracy here that, in the face of an unknown fact, he chooses to acknowledge it rather than cover it up: Lake Van, a then-unconfirmed lake in what is today eastern Turkey (ancient Armenia), is thus labeled as "doubtful." The map was published in the 1815 editione of Pinkerton's Modern Atlas and is dated September 1st, 1811. The map is in excellent condition with few chips or tears, not affecting the image, and an overall bright impression. John Pinkerton (1758-1826) was a prominent English mapmaker known for his large and impeccably detailed maps. In this manner, his work marks a turning point from the earlier emphasis on decoration toward a greater emphasis on information. This map is a fine example of his work.

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

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