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        The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals.

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown,, [1811]. Now First Collected and Arranged; with Memoirs of his Early Life, Written by Himself. Second edition. In three Volumes. 3 volumes, octavo (225 x 140 mm). Modern half calf, marbled paper boards, red morocco label to spine, compartments and raised bands ruled and decorated in gilt, edges uncut. Engraved portrait frontispiece to vol. I, 3 vignette title pages as issued, 4 plates in vol. I and 9 in vol. II, some folding. Small tears to sig. B6 and M2 of vol. I, the former obscuring a little text, tissue repair to fore edge of sig. A4 of vol. II, very minor foxing to contents, overall an excellent set. Second edition (first 1806), a reissue of the first edition with the change of printed titles and lacking the publisher's advertisements to the end of volume III as issued. A collection of the revolutionary politician and natural philosopher's letters and papers which discuss his groundbreaking experiments in electricity as well as his thoughts on a wide variety of subjects including astrological phenomena, magnetism, naval navigation techniques, the structure of education, the slave trade, economy, and his account of the American Revolution. Franklin's reputation as the first great American scientist rests on his work on electricity; his accounts of experiments using Leyden bottles, lightning rods, and charged clouds are extensively recorded in his papers, many of which were published for the first time in 1806. Jared Sparks has noted that "the editor [of this edition] was a Mr. Marshall. His name is not connected with the work; but he performed his part with good judgement, and used much diligence in searching for essays and papers, that had not before been comprised in any collection" (Ford p. 249). The index to all three volumes is placed at the end of the first volume instead of the last "to render the volumes more equal" (Advertisement).

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        Autograph manuscript on paper entitled "Reise vom Niederrhein nach Siberien 1. Band" and "Reise vom Rhein zum Tobol 2. Theil" ("Journey from the Lower Rhine Region to Siberia" and "Journey from the Rhine to Tobol"). Written in German, black & brown ink on different papers, with additional notes and emendations by Eversmann. Two vols. of text in large 4to (350 x 240 mm.) & one volume of illustrations in oblong folio (320 x 520) with approximately 150 fine hand-colored drawings

      [Zlatoust, Russia and other places: ca. 1811-13].A remarkable discovery: the unpublished manuscript by Friedrich August Alexander Eversmann (1759-1837), the famous Prussian technologist, describing his journey from Germany to Russia in 1810 during which he studied the nascent industries (mining and iron, steel, copper, glass production, metal working, textiles, chemicals, paper, etc.) of both countries. Eversmann describes this journal as a "technological journey" and provides extensive details and accounts of the mining and iron industries at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. The manuscript was obviously intended to be published, which was never realized. Eversmann has added a few notes and additions to the manuscript at a slightly later date. Essentially unstudied, the manuscript has remained in private ownership, with access restricted to a few academics. The greater part of the manuscript has been recently transcribed (the transcription accompanies the manuscript). In fine condition.The Author: Eversmann was an important Prussian government adviser, technologist, and specialist in mining and metallurgy. As an economist, he was active in the promotion of mining and trade, especially in Westphalia and Silesia. He was the protégé of the influential Prussian minister and economist Friedrich Anton von Heynitz (1725-1802), the great reformer of Prussian industry and mining and the founder of the oldest university of mining and metallurgy, the Bergakademie at Freiberg. Eversmann accompanied von Heynitz on his inspection trips to manufacturers, factories, and mining works in various regions of Prussia and gained first-hand knowledge of technical and mechanical problems. He also developed his ability to draw and learned how to capture the results of his observations in sketches and drawings (Breil, 13). In 1781, Eversmann was appointed Bergkommissar.At the recommendation of von Heynitz, Eversmann traveled in 1783-84 through the industrial areas of Britain (London, Cornwall, Anglesea, Dublin, Donaghadee, Liverpool, York, Northumberland, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Durham, Birmingham, Derby) to study the mining industry, iron and steel factories, and, especially, the newly invented steam engine and its uses in mining. Eversmann was later accused by Matthew Boulton of industrial spying (for which he was certainly guilty!).Following his return, he was sent to Silesia to improve the iron industry there following the English models. In 1786 Eversmann was responsible for obtaining a steam engine from England built by Homfrey for the coal mine in Tarnowitz, Silesia. This machine, based on the design of James Watt, was the first steam engine in Prussia.Life changed for Eversmann during the Napoleonic wars in Germany: in 1809, he was dismissed from his posts as politically unreliable. He emigrated to Russia, where he first directed mining and metallurgical companies in the Ural region and in 1812 oversaw the design and construction of a gun factory for the Tsar. In 1818 he retired and in 1819 returned to Prussia. Eversmann wrote several noteworthy books on technology and frequently published articles in German mining journals.Eversmann in Russia: As mentioned above, Eversmann was dismissed from his posts in Prussia and sought his fortune in Russia, arriving there in 1810. A German entrepreneur, Hans Peter Andreas Knauf, known in Russia as Andrey Andreevich Knauf (1765-1835), had offered Eversmann the position of a director of his industrial enterprises in the Ural region. Knauf had played a significant role in the development of the mining and iron foundry industries in the Urals, introducing new technologies, including the steam engine.En route to Russia, Eversmann made a scientific tour visiting the mining area of the Harzregion which is described in the first manuscript volume: technical companies and mining methods are described in the Oberharz region, Lauterberg, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Oker (Goslar), and many other mining towns. The greater part of Vol. I of the manuscript contains observations which Eversmann made while visiting metalwork companies in Iserlohn and Altena, silver mines and vitriol companies in Siegen and Marburg, and glass factories in Schornborn and Grünplan. He describes the mining and foundry industries and the steel industry in Salzgitter, Braunschweig and Goslar; the brass ware plants in Uslar; and the copper producing companies in Altenau. Very detailed descriptions of the products and there prices are given, along with details of the production process often in comparison to other companies and countries. The machines and blast furnaces are described in detail and their advantages over machines in other regions or countries are also outlined. All the major companies working with metal, steel or copper are visited and described on his route.There are also 92 leaves loosely inserted, all in the hand of Eversmann, copying texts from journals or scientists like the German mineralogist Johann Friedrich Ludwig Hausmann (1782-1859) who was then general inspector of mines for Westphalia and professor of technology and mining at Göttingen University. Three essays on roasting ores are by him and two on similar mining procedures are by Augustin Gottfried Ludwig Lentin (1764-1823) who was a lecturer at the University of Göttingen and subsequently inspector of saltworks. He is known to have made experiments on the roasting and smelting of ores at Rammelsberg in a large furnace, which is also described.Traveling on to Halle & Berlin, where he visited steel companies, porcelain and brass ware manufacturers, Eversmann describes the trades and architecture of the capital. Proceeding on to Neustadt-Eberswalde, he visited brass ware companies and brick factories. He then travels to Danzig, Königsberg, and from page 300 describes the agriculture and factories in Russia, including steel and copper manufacturers in Riga, other companies and factories in Dorpat, and then finally St. Petersburg and Moscow.In the late autumn of 1810 he reached Zlatoust, the famous ironworks town founded in 1754. Eversmann soon learned that Knauf had gone bankrupt and the state had taken over the company. Eversmann was commissioned by the Russian government to visit the state's factories in the Ural region to explore the location of a proposed sword factory. In 1813 he became employed by the Russian state and supervised the design and construction of the famous "factory for cold weapons" (the above-mentioned gun factory) in Zlatoust. In 1813 and 1814, he recruited specialists in Wuppertal and Solingen and brought 115 workmen with him to Russia for the planned factory, which began operations under his direction in 1816.The second volume of the manuscript is a vividly-detailed description of the earliest stages of Russia's industrialization, written by one deeply involved in that transformation. The first 44 pages describe his trip from Moscow to Zlatoust. In addition to the factories in and around Zlatoust, a number of others are described, such as in Troitsk, in and around Ekaterinburg, Ishevsk, the vicinity of St. Petersburg, etc. Eversmann describes in the journal chiefly the iron and copper manufactures, including the blast furnaces, wind furnaces, the cupola furnace, the raw steel smithy, the tin plate manufacture, special iron fixtures, cannon and ammunition foundries, steam engines, etc. He also provides many observations about all aspects of Russian life. He describes the city of Moscow and a factory for the production of vitriol and ammonia, as well as a textile house, a gun-powder firm, and a paper factory (adding a list of the varieties and prices of the paper). Outside of Moscow, he visited a hat producing company, inspected and described the blast furnaces, and recommended the "Windofen-Betrieb," a special open furnace.Eversmann also gives descriptions of the other stages of his journey to Zlatoust. Eversmann describes the steel making factory at Simsk in detail, the wire factory in Wiksunsk, the scythe fabricator in Bataschow, a lead company in Wixa, and from pages 45 on, of course, the industrial activities at Zlatoust (the "Schwarzblech-Fabrikation" for the use of metal roofers; fabrication of iron rail, a canon foundry, gold mining, other sorts of mining and refining, rifle fabrication, etc.). He also describes the geology of Zlatoust in a very detailed way, and the organization of the iron plant and all its different companies and production spaces, many kinds of furnaces and metallurgical machinery (described are "Hohen-Offen" (furnace), "Kupfer-Ofen" (copper furnace), "Frisch-Feuer," "Walzen für Bleche und Bändern," "Kanonenbohrmühle," "Eisen-Drechsel-Anstalt," and "Stahl-Reckhammer" (sledges). He also describes his travels north to Perm and south to Orenburg to study the steel industry on behalf of the tsar.The main power source is water: from a dam with a sluice, which has three openings, the water is forced onto the wheels at high pressure. For a variety water wheels, he gives details of construction and uses of the power (illustrated). He also describes the Ural mountains, especially between Polikowsky and Ekaterinburg.Eversmann offers much information about what the workers eat, drink, how they store things, their working day, and how they (mis)spend their leisure time.Zlatoust was mainly an iron manufacturing town, but copper was beginning to be produced as well. In a copper pit, a steam engine, which a Russian had designed, was used to pump the water. Zlatoust consisted of the following production facilities: two blast furnaces, two reverberation furnaces, four copper furnaces of various designs, various steel furnaces, a drill mill, a steel fire engine, a Breithammer, vices, winches, tongs, nails, iron crates, utensils, a sawmill, and a grinding mill. Eversmann describes the individual steps of production methods in great detail and has provided drawings.This journal contains an abundance of observations and experiences, especially in conjunction with the finely drawn illustrations, and is an invaluable source for the history of industry, especially Russia. The volume of drawings provides descriptions of the country and its inhabitants as well as the situation of foreign specialists and reflections on the development of industry in Russia. The drawings range from simple drawings of small format (from approx. 130 x 210 mm.) to finely executed pencil drawings with wash watercolor, mostly of technical procedures and details. Particularly noteworthy are some maps, such a map of the Urals labelled in Russian and German "in relation to the Sawoden of the Lord Andreas Knauff" (approx. 640 x 810 mm.), a map of the "Uralische Sawoden" (the steel factories of the Sawoden, about 1080 x 920 mm.). There is as well a Russian map of the city of Troizk with a map of the surrounding area.Eversmann obviously intended to publish a book about his experiences in Russia and the industrial areas he had visited. The present manuscript offered here has never been edited or published and has always been in private hands, restricted to a very few academic researchers (and they had limited access as well).Physical description: Vol. I: "Reise vom Niederrhein nach Siberien 1. Band" (title on spine). 239 leaves (erratically numbered) leaves and 92 leaves, loosely inserted, with 12 separately titled essays by Hausmann, Lentin and others, and 71 partly hand-colored drawings (apparently a few drawings removed). Large 4to (345 x 220 mm. & some leaves smaller), cont. calf (spine restored).Vol. II: "Reise vom Rhein zum Tobol 2. Theil" (title on spine). 340 leaves & 16 leaves loosely inserted. Large 4to (350 x 230 mm. & some leaves smaller), cont. half-calf (spine restored).Atlas: this contains the drawings to Vol. II. There are 89 fine drawings & maps, etc. ranging from 130 x 210 mm. to 1090 x 750 mm. Large oblong folio (310 x 480 mm.), cont. half-calf (some repairs to binding).Provenance: Rudolf Wilhelm Eversmann (Freifrau von Eyb; 1977).Literature: H. Breil, Friedrich August Eversmann und die industriell-technologische Entwicklung vornehmlichin Preußen von 1780 bis zum Ausgang der napoleonischen Ära. Dissertation… (Hamburg: 1977), pp. 424-38. N.D.B., IV, pp. 692ff. (Eversmann). N.D.B., XII, pp. 161 (Knauff). Andreas Keller in: Quaestio Rossica (2013), pp. 144-59 und (2014), 206-18 (on Knauf).

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        Amazing 1811 Broadside addressed to patrons of the New Hampshire Patriot containing a lengthy allegorical poem with references to the American Revolution, James Madison, the Constitution, Shay's Rebellion, Timothy Pickering, much more...

      [New Hampshire]: , January 1, 1811. [New Hampshire], January 1, 1811. 13" x 20". "Amazing printed Broadside Extra addressed to the Patrons of the New Hampshire Patriot, January 1, 1811, headed ""New Year's Gift"", one page, 13"" x 20"". Containing a lengthy patriotic, allegorical poem describing events of the new republic with references to Shay's rebellion; Elbridge Gerry; James Madison; the Constitution; the American Revolution; Timothy Pickering, beginning: ""Our Eagle shall soar till time is no more, And ne'er lose the plumes that adorn his broad wings; But range wide creation every nation Shall burst from the shackles of tyrants and kings... When by revolution sprang out of confusion This great free Republic - The United States; Our heroes then living gave praise and thanksgiving to Him who directs the invisible fates... While in future story the fed and the tory from Pick'ring and Gore to the bold 'Silver Greys' shall sink in perdition for their opposition To governments laws - like the infamous Shays... To see Captain Gerry, succesful and merry, in ship Constitution, whose bottom is tight, in line with the Union, and holling communion, With Commodore Madison, whose compass is right"". Concluding with ""Our wise Constitution and late Revolution, We always will cherish, and 'scorn to be slaves'; our land-men and sea-men will try to live Freemen, As long as old Ocean shall swell with its waves."". Edges ragged, a few minor stains but overall quite nice. Very good."

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        Voyage pittoresque de Genève à Milan par le Simplon.

      Paris, Imprimerie de P. Didot l'ain?, 1811, - in-folio (mm 434x298), ff.3 nn., pp.6, ff.(43) di testo, 35 tavole incise all'acquatinta, stupendamente dipinte a mano, precedute da occhietto, frontesp., indice, ed accompagnate da uno o pi? ff. di testo descrittivo ognuna. Legatura d'epoca in mezza pelle e angoli, al piatto anteriore tassello in marocchino rosso con il titolo. Famosa stupenda serie di incisioni in rame all'acquatinta dai disegni dei Lory e da loro colorate e miniate presso l'editore. Prima edizione e prima tiratura. Grandiose e luminose vedute di Ginevra, Sion, Brieg, Sempione, Monte Rosa, Gondo, Dovedro, Domodossola, Arona, Sesto, Isola Bella, Lago Maggiore, etc., montagne, ghiacciai, ponti e gallerie; misurano mm. 200x280 circa, oltre a grandi margini. Tra gli album pi? belli dell'Ottocento e tra i pi? ricercati fra quelli di montagna, divenuto assai raro. Ottimo esemplare, uno dei pochi in carta grande, fresco e con stupenda colorazione originale. Perret 2694. Mandach, Les Lory, 172-206. Lonchamp, Estampes et livres ? gravures, 473. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Précis historique des derniers événements de la partie de l'Est de Saint-Domingue depuis le 10 août 1808 jusqu'à la capitulation de Santo-Domingo. Avec des notes historiques, politiques et statistiques sur cette partie ; des réflexions sur l'Amérique septentrionale et des considérations sur l'Amérique méridionale et sur la restauration de Saint-Domingue. par M. Gilbert Guillermin.

      Arthus-Bertrand, Paris 1811 - In-8 de (6)-494 pp., demi-veau olive, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge (Ateliers Laurenchet). Edition originale. Rares témoignage et description militaires sur les émeutes anti-françaises de 1808-1809 à Saint Domingue. La révolte madrilène de 1808 qui avait chassé d'Espagne le "roi" Joseph Bonaparte déclencha de violentes réactions anti-françaises dans tout l'empire dont la partie Est de Saint Domingue, alors contrôlée par les généraux français François-Marie Perichou de Kerversau et Jean-Louis Ferrand. Attaqués et le 7 novembre 1808 par Juan Sánchez Ramírez, les Français sont chassés après la bataille de Palo Hincado. 3 illustrations hors-texte dont le portrait du Général Ferrand en frontispice, la vue dépliante de l'ancien palais de Christophe Colomb, la carte des positions respectives des deux armées titrée Plan des environs de St Domingue avec les positions et retranchemens des révoltés pour servir au journal du siège de cette place du 27 novembre 1808 au 7 juillet 1809 jour de la Capitulation. Cachet du « Pensionnat ND de Bon Accueil Estressin (Isère) ». Le cahier n°27 est en double. Quelques rousseurs mais bon exemplaire. Sabin, 29234 ; Palau, 110922 (pour le Journal de Guillermin publié en 1810). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Mécanique analytique. Nouvelle édition, revue et augmentée par l'auteur.

      Paris, Mme Ve Courcier, 1811-1815. 2 vols. in 1. Large 8vo (27x21 cm). Contemporary half calf, spine with ribbons, gilt title on spine; with cornerpieces; covers with mabled paper (tear in hinges, leather and the marbled paper a bit rubbed). x,vi,422; vi (of viii: 1 blank leaf missing, caused by the binding in 1 volume)),378 pp. and at the end: Ëxtrait du Catalogue des livres de fonds et d'assortiment de Bachelier" 24 pp. - Good, clean copy, with wide margins, of this important work: "On a déjà plusieurs Traités de Mécanique, mais le plan de celui-ci est entièrement neuf".

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        Oeuvres de Gresset

      New edition. Chez Ant. Aug. Renouard Paris 1811 13x21cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Coppia di lettere autografe indirizzate al genero Carlo Felice di Savoia e alla figlia Maria Cristina. Una datata 26 ottobre 1811, l'altra s.d. ma post 1807 (anno delle nozze tra la figlia e il fturo sovrano sabaudo)

      1811. Assieme di lettere: - Lettera autografa firmata di 2 pagine in-4, senza luogo, datata 26 ottobre 1811 indirizzata a ''Mon cher fils'' (il genero Carlo Felice di Savoia) ''Recevez mes.. remerciemens.. pour m'avoir écrit meme le matin après votre depart cette lettre qui montre tout votre excellent coeur et ame.. Vous et votre femme étes heureux et tendrement aimé de nous tous. Complimens à Villermosa et Riquelmi. Je ne vous recomande pas ma chère Enfant, votre excelent coeur m'en est garant.. Votre bien attaché belle mère et amie Charlotte''. Il viaggio a cui fa cenno è quello del Duca Carlo Felice di Savoia in Sardegna. - Lettera autografa firmata di 1 pagina in-16, priva di indicazione di luogo e data indirizzata a ''Mes bien aimés Enfans'' (la figlia Maria Cristina e il genero Carlo Felice di Savoia, Re dal 1821): ''Je suis enchanté que vous vous portez bien.. après tant de journées de fatigue de corps et d'ames dans ces journées soufertes.. Votre cher pére est parti ce matin pour Partinico. Adieu je vous embrasse.. votre tendre mère et amie Charlotte''.

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        The Secrets of Angling Teaching the Choicest Tools, Baits, and Seasons for the Taking of Fish in Pond or River: Practiced and familiarly opened in Three Books. By J.D. Esquire. Augmented with many approved Experiments. By W. Lauson. [Edited by Sir Henry Ellis]

      London: Robert Triphook, 1811. One of 100 copies. 36, [1] pp. T. Bensley, Printer. 1 vols. 8vo. Full later calf, red leather label by J. Magrath Regent st. Warrington, with his ticket. Bookplate of John Gerard Heckscher. One of 100 copies. 36, [1] pp. T. Bensley, Printer. 1 vols. 8vo. Heckscher Copy. With letter from R. Sutton, bookseller, Manchester, October 1885, and a three-page transcript of an earlier description tipped in. Westwood & Satchell, p. 73

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        The Baronetage of Scotland. British Family Antiquity: Illustrative of the Origin and Progress of the Rank Honours and Personal Merit of the Nobility of the United Kingdom, .. Volume VIII. Containing the Baronetage of Scotland

      London: Thomas Reynolds & Harvey Grace. Cover rubbed and scuffed. Rear board reinforced at inner hinge. Title laid down with minor tears. Dedication page repaired at fore and inner edge. Page numerals erased from p.284 and replaced in pen until appendix. Front hinge very weak. Content in overall good condition. 1811. [First Edition]. Brown hardback leather cover. 320mm x 250mm (13" x 10"). xl, 464pp; ccli [appendix]; 34pp; + index. ... Accompanied by an Elegant Set of Chronological Charts. .

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte der Insecten zweyter Theil. (Schmetterlinge). Mit 52 altkolorierten Kupfern (1811)

      Mit einem Titelkupfer und 52 altkolorierten Tafeln mit Schmetterling-Arten Pappband der Zeit, stärker berieben und am den Gelenkenaufgeplatzt. Nur sehr gering fleckig, helles Papier. Die Kupfer wirken kräftig und frisch.

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

      London: J. Maynard, 1811. Early edition of Adam Smith's magnum opus and cornerstone of economic thought. Octavo, 3 volumes. Bound in full calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. In very condition with some rubbing to the bindings. Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. "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...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 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 encompasses 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 definitive onslaught on the mercantile system, and some prophetic speculations on the limits of economic control...The Wealth of Nations is not a system, but as a provisional analysis it is complete convincing. The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM).

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        Versi.

      Parma, co' tipi Bodoniani, 1811. 3 vol. in-8 picc., pp. (4, le prime 2 bianche), L, (2), 113, (3); 130, (2); (4, le prime 2 bianche), 156, (2); legatura edit. cart., tass. cartaceo con tit. sui dorsi. Precedono brevi notizie bio-bibliografiche. Prima edizione delle opere di questo poeta e letterato appartenente ad una delle più antiche e illustri famiglie di Parma, dove nacque nel 1706. Compose per lo più poesie d'occasione ed una favola pastorale intitolata ''Il sonno di Endimione''; fu amico dei più noti letterati e poeti dell'epoca, quali Paolo Rolli, Metastasio, Bettinelli, Algarotti. Esempl. in ottimo stato, a pieni margini.. Brooks 1903..

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        A TREATISE ON AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS. Two volume set.

      Oliphant, Waugh, and Innes, Edinburgh 1811 - Two volumes. Full polished calf binding, with gilt ruling and lettering on spine and spine labels; minor rubbing to the extremities, and several minor scuffs; hinges are tight, but somewhat worn. Volume I: 475 pages. Contains a presentation inscription from John Hume to Thomas Henderson, the Scottish astronomer (1798-1844). Volume II: 459 pages including an index. Also, six engraved plates showing various examples of farm machinery at rear of text. Scatterred foxing on the plates. Both volumes also have previous owner's name neatly on endpaper "Edward Morton 1842." Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AN HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF THE PERUVIAN SHEEP CALLED CARNEROS de la TIERRA; and of the experiments made by the Spaniards to improve the respective breeds.

      London, printed for John Harding, 1811. To which is added, An Account of a successful Attempt to domesticate the Vicuna in England, and a Recommendation of this Species to cross with our native Flocks. FIRST EDITION, 1811. 8vo, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8¼ x 5¼ inches, 5 hand coloured plates, including frontispiece, pages: vi, [7]-184, last page blank, bound in contemporary full tan calf, dark maroon gilt lettered label, extra gilt spine, double gilt rule to borders of covers, narrow gilt dentelles and gilt decoration to edges of covers, marbled endpapers and edges. Binding slightly rubbed with a few small marks and light scratches, plates have pale offset from text, some light patchy browning to plates and text, mostly to the first part of the book, occasional spot, endpapers age-browned, shelf label of Kimbolton Castle library, otherwise a very attractive copy. See: Joseph Sabin, A Dictionary of Books relating to America, 101223. Kimbolton Castle in Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire, is best known as the final home of King Henry VIII's first queen, Catherine of Aragon. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Sportsman's Vocal Library; Containing an Extensive Collection of Songs Relative to the Sports of the Field... Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Coursing, Angling, Hawking, &c, &c

      London: Sherwood, Neely & Jones, (1811). London: Sherwood, Neely & Jones. (1811). Second edition. Small octavo. 469, [1]pp.. Two frontispiece illustrations by Benjamin Marshall and John Scott, engraved by John Scott. Three quarter blue morocco and marbled papercovered boards. Contemporary small engraved bookplate of Joseph Johnson Brown, heavy foxing to the frontispieces, some rubbing on the boards, a very good or better copy. OCLC locates eight copies of this second edition; and none of the first. .

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        Autograph manuscript on paper entitled "Reise vom Niederrhein nach Siberien 1. Band" and "Reise vom Rhein zum Tobol 2. Theil" ("Journey from the Lower Rhine Region to Siberia" and "Journey from the Rhine to Tobol"). Written in German, black & brown ink on different papers, with additional notes and emendations by Eversmann. Two vols. of text in large 4to (350 x 240 mm.) & one volume of illustrations in oblong folio (320 x 520) with approximately 150 fine hand-colored drawings

      - [Zlatoust, Russia and other places: ca. 1811-13]. A remarkable discovery: the unpublished manuscript by Friedrich August Alexander Eversmann (1759-1837), the famous Prussian technologist, describing his journey from Germany to Russia in 1810 during which he studied the nascent industries (mining and iron, steel, copper, glass production, metal working, textiles, chemicals, paper, etc.) of both countries. Eversmann describes this journal as a "technological journey" and provides extensive details and accounts of the mining and iron industries at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. The manuscript was obviously intended to be published, which was never realized. Eversmann has added a few notes and additions to the manuscript at a slightly later date. Essentially unstudied, the manuscript has remained in private ownership, with access restricted to a few academics. The greater part of the manuscript has been recently transcribed (the transcription accompanies the manuscript). In fine condition. The Author: Eversmann was an important Prussian government adviser, technologist, and specialist in mining and metallurgy. As an economist, he was active in the promotion of mining and trade, especially in Westphalia and Silesia. He was the protégé of the influential Prussian minister and economist Friedrich Anton von Heynitz (1725-1802), the great reformer of Prussian industry and mining and the founder of the oldest university of mining and metallurgy, the Bergakademie at Freiberg. Eversmann accompanied von Heynitz on his inspection trips to manufacturers, factories, and mining works in various regions of Prussia and gained first-hand knowledge of technical and mechanical problems. He also developed his ability to draw and learned how to capture the results of his observations in sketches and drawings (Breil, 13). In 1781, Eversmann was appointed Bergkommissar. At the recommendation of von Heynitz, Eversmann traveled in 1783-84 through the industrial areas of Britain (London, Cornwall, Anglesea, Dublin, Donaghadee, Liverpool, York, Northumberland, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Durham, Birmingham, Derby) to study the mining industry, iron and steel factories, and, especially, the newly invented steam engine and its uses in mining. Eversmann was later accused by Matthew Boulton of industrial spying (for which he was certainly guilty!). Following his return, he was sent to Silesia to improve the iron industry there following the English models. In 1786 Eversmann was responsible for obtaining a steam engine from England built by Homfrey for the coal mine in Tarnowitz, Silesia. This machine, based on the design of James Watt, was the first steam engine in Prussia. Life changed for Eversmann during the Napoleonic wars in Germany: in 1809, he was dismissed from his posts as politically unreliable. He emigrated to Russia, where he first directed mining and metallurgical companies in the Ural region and in 1812 oversaw the design and construction of a gun factory for the Tsar. In 1818 he retired and in 1819 returned to Prussia. Eversmann wrote several noteworthy books on technology and frequently published articles in German mining journals. Eversmann in Russia: As mentioned above, Eversmann was dismissed from his posts in Prussia and sought his fortune in Russia, arriving there in 1810. A German entrepreneur, Hans Peter Andreas Knauf, known in Russia as Andrey Andreevich Knauf (1765-1835), had offered Eversmann the position of a director of his industrial enterprises in the Ural region. Knauf had played a significant role in the development of the mining and iron foundry industries in the Urals, introducing new technologies, including the steam engine. En route to Russia, Eversmann made a scientific tour visiting the mining area of the Harz region which is described in the first manuscript volume: technical companies and mining methods are described in the Oberharz region, Lauterberg, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Oker (Goslar), and many other m [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Venetia superior et inferior, vel terrestris et maritima

      Padova 1811 - Dettagliata carta storico-topografica della fascia costiera veneta e friuliana - l'antica Venetia maritima - e del Veneto continentale - Venetia terrestris, in età bizantina. La mappa è annessa al tomo V della seconda edizione dell'opera di Giacomo Filiasi "Memorie storiche de' Veneti primi e secondi", edita a Padova in sette tomi dal 1811 al 1814. La prima edizione, otto volumi in 9 tomi, era stata pubblicata a Venezia, 1796-98. L'opera imponente è dedicata alla storia di Venezia, del territorio veneto e delle lagune, dalle origini al 1096, epoca della morte del doge Vital Falerio. Le lastre furono intagliate di nuovo, con vari cambiamenti, per l'edizione padovana. Acquaforte, scala in milliaria romana, mare acquarellato in celeste, pieghe della carta, qualche strappo restaurato, nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Molto rara. Dimensioni 715 520mm [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kupferstich - Karte, n. D.F. Sotzmann b. Schneider u. Weigel, "Karte von der Mark Brandenburg nach den besten Spezialkarten neu entworfen .".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, dat. 1811, 50 x 77 Über der Karte Kopftitel "Spezial - Charte des Ober Saechischen Kreises, nördl. Theil, nach neuen handschriftl. Zeichnungen der ber. Geogr. v. Oesfeld u. Sotzmann in Berlin entworfen u. nach astromomischen Bestimmungen herausgegeben". Links unten die Titelkartusche mit Erklärungen der Abkürzungen, rechts weitere Erklärungen. Zeigt Brandenburg.- Zeigt Brandenburg zur Zeit Napoleons.

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        ASTRONOMIE.

      Cotta'sche Buchhandlung, Tübingen: 1811 - B&W Illustrations; 8 folding engraved plates. [6], 710, [2] pages. 8vo, 203x128 mm, contemporary marbled boards, worn, missing portion of paper from spine; scattered marginal foxing. German text. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Schlachten der Alten vom ersten messenischen Kriege angefangen bis auf die Schlacht bey Actium…Erster Theil [all published]

      47 engraved plates on 28 sheets, all finely handcolored. 3 p.l., xxxix, 46 pp. 4to, cont. marbled boards, paper label on spine. Tübingen: J.G. Cotta, 1811. First edition of this history of ancient warfare, illustrated with diagrams of the formations and maps of important battles. An Austrian lawyer, Jekel (1763-1816), wrote on many topics including architecture and engineering, military history, and Polish law. In the introduction, he surveys ancient warfare and strategy beginning with Egyptian chariots through the legions of Rome. He describes 40 historic battles, including Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis, Plataea, Leuctra, and Mycale. In the text, Jekel distinguishes the opposing combatants with letters which appear on the corresponding plates. The first series of six plates, described on pages XXVIII-XXXVII, focuses on individual units and their composition, and tactics like flanking maneuvers and direct assaults. The following series of 41 engravings, with titles in French and German, presents detailed battle-plans, noting important geographical features and the movements of the armies through the course of the battle. A fine copy. WorldCat locates no copy in the United States.

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        Documents manuscrits sur les enfants abandonnés en 1811 en Dordogne (arrondissement de Nontron : 16 lettres autographes datées et signées (échange épistolaire entre le Préfet de la Dordogne, l'administrateur de l'Hospice des indigents de Nontron, et le Sous-Préfet de Nontron sur le sort des enfants

      1811 - Enfants trouvés et abandonnés de la Gironde, de la Dordogne et du Périgord au XIX° siècle : A la campagne où ils grandissaient on les appelait « bourdeaux », en référence aux lieux de mauvaise vie, de mauvaises mères, des bordels. Lorsqu'une mère, en abandonnant son enfant, s'attache à envelopper cet abandon d'un épais mystère, l'enfant sera ordinairement illégitime, quelquefois adultérin. Ordinairement la mère a besoin du secret, parce qu'elle veut sauver sa réputation ; si elle n'a de moyens d'existence que dans son travail, elle craint aussi de perdre la position qui le lui procure. Si elle fille encore, elle appréhendera de voir s'évanouir pour elle l'espoir d'un établissement. Mais des personnes aisées, et même riches, recourent aussi à ce moyen de voiler leur faute. Le dépôt dans un hospice leur assure un secret bien plus inviolable qu'un placement en nourrice qui appellerait des confidents.Quelquefois pour mieux s'assurer du secret, on fait porter l'enfant dans un hospice plus ou moins éloignés ; il y a des gens qui font de ce transport un objet habituel de commerce. La Manufacture pouvait se définir comme un rouage essentiel de la direction des hôpitaux de la ville de Bordeaux, comme un lieu de passage ou comme un lieu de vie. C'est à la Manufacture que se situaient les services qui traitaient de la vie des enfants qui pouvaient être regroupés en trois catégories en 1811. Les enfants trouvés dont les parents ne sont pas connus - ce sont les plus nombreux jusqu'en 1852. Les enfants abandonnés nés de parents connus qui d'abord élevés par eux ou par d'autres personnes, en sont délaissés, sans qu'on sache ce que les pères et mères sont devenus. Les subsistants : leur parents sont connus. Ils sont placés provisoirement. Par la suite, certains jeunes ont été classés dans les indigents, orphelins, etc. C'est par le moyen du Tour que le nourrisson faisait son entrée officielle dans la société. « Nous ignorons comment été faite la boîte de l'Hôpital Saint-Louis, mais nous savons mieux qu'elle était celle de l'Hôpital de la manufacture auquel l'Hôpital Saint Louis fut réuni en 1772. Elle se composait d'une barrique vide dont on avait scié dans le sens vertical près de la moitié des douves, de façon à conserver intacte la partie inférieure. La barrique était montée sur un pivot central. Un autre pivot la maintenait dans sa partie supérieure et c'est ainsi qu'elle pouvait tourner facilement sur elle-même. Elle était placée juste derrière la façade principale de la maison et communiquait avec l'extérieur par une large baie circulaire pratiquée dans le mur, à hauteur d'appui. A travers cette ouverture on passait l'enfant que l'on déposait dans la barrique. On faisait ensuite pivoter celle-ci, on sonnait et la soeur venait prendre le petit abandonné dans la sinistre machine. On comprend qu'on ait pu y introduire non seulement le nouveau-né, mais plusieurs enfants, de toute taille, même âgés de douze ans ». « On sonnait et la soeur venait prendre le petit abandonné ». Après avoir été baptisé, l'enfant rejoignait la crèche où des nourrices le prenaient en charge. Car, quelle que soit son origine - il peut venir de départements extérieurs et certaines personnes faisaient office d'intermédiaires - une inscription était portée sur les registres de naissance de la ville de Bordeaux. L'histoire de cet enfant s'arrêtait là. En ce qui concerne les survivants, des petits dossiers regroupent des traces de la vie l'enfant, complétant les informations figurant sur le registre: séjours chez des familles, mariage, ou problèmes divers liés à l'enfance ou à l'adolescence de ces enfants ou très jeunes adultes. Les enfants étaient mis en nourrice dans le nord-Gironde, le sud de la Charente-Inférieure, de la Charente et dans l'est de la Dordogne. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The history of Sumatra, containing an account of the government, laws, customs, and manners of the native inhabitants, with a description of the natural productions, and a relation of the ancient political state of that island. 3rd edition, with corrections, additions.

      - London, J. M'Creery, 1811. 4to. Later blue buckram (spine discoloured). With large folding engraved map and engraved plate with Sumatran alphabets. VIII,479,(9) pp.Third and best edition; first published in London in 1783; with the bookplate of Arthur Hereward Millard. - 'This book gave Marsden a reputation that still holds today. He was an orientalist, in the service of the East India Company, and resided in Sumatra in 1771-79. He studied everything that came under his notice, including the difficult Sumatran tongue'' (Cox I, p.300). His book is the first important monograph on Sumatra, including a chapter on Nias and also the first text in English devoted to the island. - (Atlas missing as usual). Wellan-Helfrich D 238; Howgego M55; Hill 1093. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Schlachten der Alten vom ersten messenischen Kriege angefangen bis auf die Schlacht bey Actium…Erster Theil [all published]

      1811. 47 engraved plates on 28 sheets, all finely handcolored. 3 p.l., xxxix, 46 pp. 4to, cont. marbled boards, paper label on spine. Tübingen: J.G. Cotta, 1811.First edition of this history of ancient warfare, illustrated with diagrams of the formations and maps of important battles. An Austrian lawyer, Jekel (1763-1816), wrote on many topics including architecture and engineering, military history, and Polish law. In the introduction, he surveys ancient warfare and strategy beginning with Egyptian chariots through the legions of Rome. He describes 40 historic battles, including Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis, Plataea, Leuctra, and Mycale. In the text, Jekel distinguishes the opposing combatants with letters which appear on the corresponding plates.The first series of six plates, described on pages XXVIII-XXXVII, focuses on individual units and their composition, and tactics like flanking maneuvers and direct assaults. The following series of 41 engravings, with titles in French and German, presents detailed battle-plans, noting important geographical features and the movements of the armies through the course of the battle.A fine copy. WorldCat locates no copy in the United States.

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        Practical Observations on the Formation of an Artificial Pupil, in Several Deranged States of the Eye; to which are annexed, Remarks on the Extraction of Soft Cataracts, and Those of the Membraneous Kind, through a Puncture in the Cornea

      London: Printed for Cadell and Davies, 1811. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Important early work by the Manchester England eye surgeon, Benjamin Gibson, his only work. Gibson (1774- 1812) is noted for support of linear extraction of cataracts, especially congenital cases; he also perfected the design of surgical instruments, which are illustrated in this volume. Gibson's expertise in surgery on young patients suffering from congenital cataracts changed the contemporary approach toward surgery on children. Gibson proved that it could be safely and successfully undertaken on infants; he published a paper in the Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (Vol. VII., 1811) on " The use of the couching-needle in infants of a few months old." Gibson also made an early report (1807) on the transmission of neonatal gonorrheal ophthalmitis from mother to newborn. This was before the use of silver nitrate in newborns' eyes became common practice. Gibson famously restored some sight, after 33 years of blindness, to the poet and radical Edward Rushton in a series of operations between 1805 and 1807. Rushton, who following surgery was able to see his wife and children for the first time, wrote and dedicated in gratitude a long poem to Gibson. Includes history of the operation for forming an artificial pupil; modes of forming the artificial pupil (the natural lens is replaced with an artificial intraocular lens); opacity at the center of the cornea; 5 operations depending upon the degree of adhesions between cornea & iris; mode of extracting a soft cataract; and mode of extraction of membraneous cataracts, with four different cases described. 8vo, 155pp, 2 engraved plates. The first plate showing 3 instruments: the hook, forceps and "iris scissars"; the second plate showing the condition of the eyes of 3 patients following specific surgeries. Half-title with small Medical Library Bath stamp at verso, over stamped "canceled". Early binding, three quarter tan calf and marbled boards, with title gilt title at black spine label, along with gilt decorative rules. "This work includes a valuable account of the history of the operation for artificial pupil"---Becker 152. OCLC: 2410184. We have found only two copies at auction, the last one over 10 years ago.

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        Kompendium der Glaubensbekenntnisse und kirchlichen Lehrentscheidungen - Lateinisch-Deutsch. Verb., erw., ins Dt. übertr. und unter Mitarb. von Helmut Hoping.

      XXXVIII, 1811 Seiten Gr. 8, Leinen Schutzumschlag, zweisprachig Lateinisch-Deutsch, guter Zustand

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        Travels in the Island of Iceland During the Summer of the Year 1810.

      Edinburgh: Allen & Co., 1811. With 2 maps (1 folded), 8 handcoloured aquatints engraved by I. Clark, 6 b/w plates (1 folded), 1 plate with music, 15 textual illustr., and 5 tables. 4to. XVII + [3] + 492 pp. Nice copy bound in contemporary full leather, rebacked with the original spine. First edition of this fine colour-plate book on Iceland. Mackenzie devoted much time to the study of mineralogy and geology which was his main purpose in undertaking this journey. He was accompanied by Dr. (afterwards Sir Henry) Holland and Dr. Richard Bright, both of whom contributed to the production of the book. Although the scientific portions have long been superseded, the book contains much information of permanent interest on the social and economic condition of Iceland. Fiske 373. Bibl. Danica III,615. Abbey, Travel, 160. Tooley 313.

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        Auszug aus dem Reglement das Exercitium und die Manövres der französischen Infanterie betreffend, vom 1sten August 1791. Herausgegeben mit Gutheißung Sr. Excell. des Kriegs-Ministers, zum Gebrauche der Westphälischen Armee.

      Kassel, Königliche Buchdruckerei, 1811. 144 S. 19 x 12 cm, Broschur Einband berieben, bestoßen, gebräunt, angeschmutzt und mit Verlust. Eselsohrig. Handschriftlicher Besitzereintrag auf Innendeckel (Christoph Burchard Corp. 3tes Infanterie Regiment Linien 3tes Bataillon & 1ste Compagnie Cassel 10. May 1812). Unfrisch (was sich wohl allein schon dadurch erklärt, dass es wohl mit im Tornister war). Von äußerster Seltenheit. Im KVK nicht nachweisbar. Versand D: 7,00 EUR

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        Grundsätze der rationellen Landwirthschaft (4 Bände).

      Berlin, Realschulbuchhandlung, 2. wohlfeile Ausgabe 1811/12. - Mit 13 (9 gefalteten) Kupfertafeln, 7 (6 gefalteten) Tabellen, XII, 245 Seiten; XXI, 198 Seiten; VIII, 178 Seiten, 1 Blatt; X, 294 Seiten, durchschossenes Exemplar, jeweils 2 weiße Blatt (!) zwischen den Seiten eingebunden, Halblederbände der Zeit, 26 x 21 cm, Einbände leicht berieben, innen gering gebräunt. Klassiker der Landwirtschaftsliteratur in attraktiven Einbänden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ANECDOTES OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF LONDON,: From the Roman Invasion to the Year 1700; including the Origin of British Society, Customs, and Manners, with a General Sketch of the State of Religion, Superstition, Dresses, and Amusements of the Citizens of London, during that Period. To which are added, Illustrations of the Changes in our Language, Literary Customs, and gradual Improvement in Style and Versification, and various Particulars concerning Public and Private Libraries (3 volumes), rhe second edition

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London 1811 - 422, 341, 329 p. Ill. (18 ill.: 2-15-1). 13,5x22cm. Bookplate of the Fraser institute on front pastedown. First illustration worn (torn and incomplete). Some others a bit worn. Some staines and water marks. Title page to p. 5 missing for vol. I. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MÜNCHEN. - Residenz. "Königliche Residenz in München, erbaut 1606". Ansicht der Residenzstraße gegen Norden mit der Westseite der Residenz.

      - Radierung von Dom. Quaglio, 1811, 33 x 23,5 cm. Maillinger I, 1768; Lentner 1178; Slg. Proebst 762; Trost R42. - Früher Druck dieser feinen Radierung vor Zellers Adresse.

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        Stunden des einsamen Nachdenkens im Schosse der schönen Natur. Vom Herausgeber des Elpizon. 3 Bände.

      Leipzig, Gerhard Fleischer, 1810-1811. - Erstausgabe. - Enth. neunzig Kapitel („Stunden") wie „Bestimmung des Menschen", „Todtenerscheinungen", „Wahre bürgerliche Gleichheit", „Der gute Fürst", „Der gute Bürger", „Allgemeine Aufklärung?", „Das Fragen der Kinder", „Berufstreue", „Der Mann über Sechzig hinaus", „Pflege der Humanität", „Verdienste um Selbstmörder besserer Art", „Hospitalität", „Schöne Sklaverei", „Freigeisterei", „Scheinheiligkeit" usw. - Einbände berieben u. an den Rückenkanten tlw. eingerissen. Rücken verblasst. Etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. Unbeschnittenes Exemplar. - Goedeke IV,1, 598, 26. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 8°. Mit einem gest. Frontispiz. 2 Bll., 354 S., 1 weißes Bl.; 2 Bll., 346 S.; 3 Bll., 347 S., Interims-Ppbde. d. Zt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Traité de mécanique.

      - Paris, Vve Courcier, 1811. 2 volumes in-8 (complet), XXVIII-(2)-507-(1) et XXVIII-(2)-500 pp., 5 + 3 pl., reliure pleine basane, dos et plats ornés, tranches marbrées (têtes des dos frottées, coins émoussés, petites épidermures). Superlibris : Collège royal de Saint Louis. Edition originale. Complet des 8 planches hors-texte dépliantes. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        Textile Merchant's Letter Book, Manchester England - Boston, Mass., January 1811- March 1812. (with) Account of Shipments Corresponding to Letters. Manchester, England. 1810 -1811.

      Three folio volumes, 70, 71, and 24 pages of manuscript. A fascinating series of letters from a textile broker doing business in Manchester, England, to correspondents in Boston and England, as he scrambles to solicit and complete shipments of orders placed by Americans prior to Gallatin’s alteration of the Non-Importation Act. In one letter he writes, “I learn that Mr. Gallatin recommends such reversal of the Non Importation Law to take place on the 2nd Feby. as that all goods purchas’d or order’d in this Country may be admitted to an entry, consequently the ships are now taking in freight very rapidly.” To another correspondent, “Mr. Gallatin’s report with a recommendation to Congress to revise the Non-Importation Law… is what we had reason to expect from a government which is not YET completely mad.” He also mentions Pinckney departing the country on the “Essex Frigate” and later writes, “Owing to the vigorous measures of Bonaparte to annoy the commerce of this country & the dispute with America the embarrassment of the Manufacturers & Merchants are very great…the departure of Mr. Pinckney will arrest, for the present, all negotiations on this side of the Atlantic.” In April he writes, “accounts have been receiv’d here… giving the final proceedings of Congress from which it appears all commercial connexions with this country have ceas’d… it is reported that this government will shortly issue a decree prohibiting the importation of American produce except in British Bottoms.” Subsequently, he also has to deal with the fact that American vessels arriving in France after the alteration of the Act were sequestered – an order that the French reversed in April 1811. These political variables, of course, affected the flow of goods and money, and the delays occasioned further expenses that had to be accounted for. (His letter of 17 Jan 1811 itemizes Particulars of Debenture & Bounty.) So, in addition to documenting an important moment in international politics, the main content of these letters reveals the effects of the global situation on a single merchant. He returns to Boston in August 1811 and sets about collecting debts, an activity that meets with little success. In October he describes himself as “being in haste & having little to communicate on business it being in a state of stagnation.” The last letter is written from Boston in March, 1812, just months before the beginning of hostilities. “I have now concluded to sail as soon as restrictions on trade are remov’d” As it turned out, he’d have years to wait… And I thought the book business was difficult! This is accompanied by a 70 page book book of invoices itemizing goods shipped aboard named vessels from England to Boston in 1811 (which shipments correspond to those mentioned in the letters), and by a second 24 page book of invoices, itemizing goods shipped from Manchester in 1814. So it seems as if our man was able to return to business in Manchester afterall. Bound in half calf over marbled boards. Handwriting quite legible.

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        Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus. Antwerpen, J. Bellerum 1562. 8°. 8 Bll., 192 S., mit 138 Holzschnitten im Text, alter Prgt.-Manuskripteinband.

      - Adams M 144 - Voet 1811 Anm. - Warmholtz 1414 Anm.- Zweite Ausgabe der verkleinerten und gekürzten lateinischen Fassung der Geschichte der nördlichen Länder (erstmals in Rom 1555 veröffentlicht) besorgt von Cornelius Grapheus.- Beschreibt Schweden, Norwegen, Finnland und Dänemark.- Die Holzschnitte zeigen Monster, Meer, Wale, Jagd, Fischfang, Renntierschlitten, lokale Bräuche, etc.- Etw. gebräunt, tls. wasserrandig u. braunfleckig, wenige kl. Wurmspuren, die ersten u. letzten 3 Bll. mit kl. Randergänzung u. kl. Randläsuren.# Second edition of the abridged version, a landmark in the history of the Scandinavian folklore illustrated with 138 small woodcuts in the text.- "This work long remained for the rest of Europe the chief authority on Swedish matters, and is still a valuable repository of much curious information in regard to Scandinavian customs and folklore." (Cox I, 177).- Bound in manuscript vellum of the 15th century.- Slightly browned, partly waterstained and foxing, a few small wormholes, the first and last 3 leaves with small restauration in the margin.

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        A TREATISE ON AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS. Two volume set.

      Edinburgh: Oliphant, Waugh, and Innes, 1811. Two volumes. Full polished calf binding, with gilt ruling and lettering on spine and spine labels; minor rubbing to the extremities, and several minor scuffs; hinges are tight, but somewhat worn. Volume I: 475 pages. Contains a presentation inscription from John Hume to Thomas Henderson, the Scottish astronomer (1798-1844). Volume II: 459 pages including an index. Also, six engraved plates showing various examples of farm machinery at rear of text. Scatterred foxing on the plates. Both volumes also have previous owner's name neatly on endpaper "Edward Morton 1842.". First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        LETTER FROM COWLES MEAD, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MISSISSIPPI TERRITORY, ENCLOSING A COPY OF A PRESENTMENT AGAINST HARRY TOULMIN, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE WASHINGTON DISTRICT IN SAID TERRITORY, MADE BY THE GRAND JURY OF BALDWIN COUNTY

      Washington: R.C. Weightman, 1811. 7pp. Dbd. Very minimal foxing. One manuscript correction in text. Very good. A letter to Congress from the Mississippi Territory legislature, expressing their disapproval of Harry Toulmin. In 1810 insurrection broke out in West Florida, and leaders of the Tombigbee district (near present-day Mobile) sought to mobilize and occupy nearby Spanish holdings. Toulmin, previously tainted as a "tool" of James Wilkinson for skirting the prosecution of Aaron Burr, exercised the full authority of his position as superior court judge for the territory and prevented the use of force against the Spanish. Though he managed to prevent an armed conflict, his pacific actions made him extremely unpopular with his constituency, and many actively sought his removal. Toulmin survived their accusations and retained his post until 1819. Rare, OCLC locating only three copies. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 24150. OCLC 22194579. DAB XVIII, p.602.

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        TWENTY-TWO PLATES, ILLUSTRATIVE OF VARIOUS INTERESTING SCENES

      , 18, 1811. 18. BUNBURY, Henry William. TWENTY-TWO PLATES, ILLUSTRATIVE OF VARIOUS INTERESTING SCENES IN THE PLAYS OF SHAKSPEARE, ENGRAVED BY BARTOLOZZI, TOMKINS, CHEESEMAN, MEADOWS, &c &c, FROM THE DESIGNS OF THE LATE HENRY BUNBURY IN THE POSSESSION OF HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUTCHESS OF YORK. London: Macklin, [ca.1811]. Elephant Folio, 17 1/2" x 21 1/2". Frontis. + 22 plates (dated between 1792 and 1796). Two plates lack captions. Half red leather over marbled paper covered boards. Stamped in gilt to spine and front leather title label. Leather and boards worn. Front and rear endpapers creased. Some offsetting. Light foxing to plates.

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        Africa

      Caldell & Davies, London 1811 - Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 18 1/8 x 39 1/4" This lovely map reflects early 19th-century European knowledge of the continent of Africa. Towns and ports are labeled, and the map is annotated throughout with references to local tribes. Relief is shown by hachures, particularly at the Kong Mountains, which, according to the map, are "supposed to extend across the continent." Below are areas labeled "Unknown Parts." The island of Madagascar appears in sharp relief at the lower left of the map, right above the title and scale. The map is in good condition with some wear to the center fold. Slight tears and chips in the margin not affecting the image. 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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        KAIDO^ KYO^KA AWASE

      1811. Very Good. [EHON] Kawamura BUMPO & Watanabe NANGAKU. KAIDO KYO^KA AWASE . Naniwa [Osaka]: Kawachiya Kihei & Teito [Kyoto]: Yoshidaya Shimbei, Bunka 8 [1811]. 25.9 x 17.8 cm. yellow-brown covers, string-bound, fukuro-toji, printed paper title label. See Mitchell 324-5 for more on this bibliographically complex book. Resembles his "B" example in one volume. Hard to establish a chronology of the various issues as they all have the same colophon. There is a 4 page Yoshidaya Shimbei catalogue bound into the back of the book. Very good impressions, lovely delicate colors. A wonderful collaboration from these two great artists, alternating their designs in succession. Quite an unusual book. In a custom tied case.

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        Das osmanische Reich. Geographisch-statistisch- und geschichtlich dargestellt.

      Wien, Gerold, 1811. - Erstausgabe. - Die maßstabgerechte Karte zeigt die europäische Türkei. - Einband etw. berieben. Exlibris a. Innendeckel. Etw. gebräunt. - Engelmann 990; Goedeke VII, 71, 107, 25. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. Mit einer mehrf. gefalt. grenzkolor. Kupferkarte. VIII, 214 S., Marmor. Ppbd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        British Ornithology:

      London: Printed for the Author by Stephen Couchman,, 1811–13. Being the History with a coloured representation of every known Species of British Birds. Assisted by several eminent ornithologists. 2 volumes in 1, octavo (230 x 146 mm). Near-contemporary tan calf, titles to green sheep label to spine, fully gilt in compartments, single gilt rule to covers, double gilt rule to turn-ins. Frontispiece and 95 engraved plates handcoloured by Graves. A little rubbing to extremities, slight bumps to tips, head of front board lightly faded, couple of small scratches to boards, colour slightly smudged to 3 plates, small tear to plate 17, colour to plates extremely clear and bright; an excellent copy. First edition of the first two volumes of Graves's Birds, the third volume of which was published first in 1821 by W. & S. Graves as part of the second edition. The plates for this book were originally intended to be used by William Curtis, the renowned botanist and entomologist, the fourth and fifth volumes of whose Flora Londinensis Graves edited. Unfortunately Curtis died in 1799 before this work could come to fruition, presumably prompting Graves to publish this work himself. This copy with hand numbered pages and a hand written index bound in at rear dated "4/7/49", with occasional helpful marginalia directing the reader to relevant plates. A richly illustrated and beautifully coloured book.

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        BEFORE THE MOST NOBLE AND RIGHT HONORABLE THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF APPEALS IN PRIZE CAUSES. HEROINE, ROBERT HARWOOD, MASTER...

      London, 1811. [4],[4],8,[3]pp. Large folio. Dbd. Very good. Four documents together, all briefs before the Admiralty Prize Court in London relating to the ship, Heroine, and its seizure and salvage at Antigua in 1805. Such briefs were printed in very small numbers for the use of the litigants only, and are extremely rare. Present here are the briefs of appellants and respondents, and two briefs of evidence. The Heroine was seized by a French privateer while on a voyage from London to St. Kitts in the Windward Islands. The French put a prize crew on and sent the ship on to Guadeloupe, but due to poor navigation, the boat was instead shipwrecked on a rock off the British island of Antigua. The British crew, still aboard, managed to salvage the vessel and bring it into St. John's, where they claimed it as a salvage. They were awarded the ship, but were then sued by the British owners, who wanted the ship returned. Six years later the British court found against the owners and awarded the ship to salvagers. The documents provide a detailed account of the tangled case, and in so doing give a good picture of Caribbean commerce at the time.

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