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        Journal of aTour in Iceland in the Summer of 1809.

      London: Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe; & W. Miller,, 1811. Octavo (217 × 132 mm). Contemporary streaked calf, neatly rebacked, red morocco label, gilr tooling to the compartments, edges sprinkled brown. Hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece, and three other plates, two of them folding, illustrations to the text, errata leaf at the rear. A little rubbed at the extremities, spine a touch sunned, light browning, some foxing to the plates, but overall a very good copy First edition, also issued privately by the author in the same year, both issues are fairly uncommon. Hooker undertook this expedition to Iceland at the prompting of Sir Joseph Banks, who had visited the island in 1772 and suggested that Hooker make a botanical survey, "his collections were lost in a fire at sea on the way home, but with the aid of Banks's notes from his own journey there, Hooker was able to produce an account which was published in 1811" (ODNB). Hooker was made director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in 1841 and presided over a massive expansion and rationalisation, "The botanic garden at Kew then comprised 11 acres. In his first year Hooker extended the opening hours, and that year 9174 visitors went. By 1845, 271 acres had been added, a new arboretum planted, glasshouses repaired and extended where possible, and a new palm house begun … Queen Victoria and Prince Albert both took a keen practical interest in Hooker's work at Kew, visiting on many occasions with their children. Hooker continued his worldwide correspondence, received plants from every continent, sent out plant collectors to gather specifically for Kew, and established further education lectures and a reading-room for Kew's gardeners. The public loved it all, and went in their thousands: in 1851, the year of the Great Exhibition in London, 331,210 people went to Kew Gardens; in 1865, the year he died, there were 529,241". Attractive contemporary letter-press book label of "Sir George Thomas's Library, Dale Park, Sussex. If mislaid, to be instantly returned, when found". Thomas used funds inherited from his grandfather's estates in the Leeward Islands to purchase "land in Sussex near his grandfather's property, consolidating 'by various purchases the property of the whole parish' of Madehurst, where he built a 'very large and splendid mansion' between 1784 and 1788. At the general election of 1790 he was returned for Arundel on his own interest" (The History of Parliament on-line).

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        Vue de la Galerie des Glaciers.

      - altkol. Aquatinta n. Gabriel Lory, 1811, 28 x 19,5 (H) Sehr schönes Blatt ( Bella stampa)

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        Poetical Magazine: Dedicated To The Lovers Of The Muse (Volumes 1 - 4)

      A First Edition four volume set including Rowlandson's original illustrations for "The Schoolmaster's Tour" with accompanying verses by Dr. William Combe and other poems. Published between May 1809 and April 1811.These volumes include 51 (out of 52) original hand coloured and mono plates.Please note the blank page following the last index page has been removed in Volumes 1 & 2.Physical Description (All Volumes): Hardback, 8vo (approx 8.5 inches / 21.5 cm tall).External Conditions: Significant general wear and rubbing to the diced calf boards and spines with some loss (1.5 inch / 3.5cm joint split on Volume 4 with further splits developing on Volumes 1, 3 & 4 - Volume 2 spine strip missing), spine labels present on Volumes 3 & 4 but missing on Volume 1, gilt spine lettering and decoration very heavily rubbed but still present.Most boards and all text blocks securely bound but hinges cracked with binding cords visible in all four volumes (Volume 2 front board only very weakly held by a single cord; a small number of pages are slightly protruding with resultant edge wear).Internal Conditions: Owner's name-plate ("John Mottershead") on front pastedowns (Volume 4 nameplate largely removed with residue remaining), light to moderate general foxing / browning and soiling (occasionally significant to heavy), occasional paper creasing and short snags / tears, very occasional light to moderate moisture marking, moderate to heavy offsetting from the plates, text generally clear and easy to read.Total weight with packaging 2.4Kg.

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        A Selection of the Most Interesting of Sir Robert Ainslie's Celebrated Collection of Views in Turkey in Europe, and in Asia.

      London, T. Bensley f. R. Bowyer, 1811. - Folio (340 x 490 mm). 2 ff, 24 coloured aquatints (1 folding). Contemp. half calf with giltstamped red morocco label to marbled front cover, spine rebacked and gilt. "The plates in this selection are not re-engraved, but plates available from the stock originally printed for Bowyer, with new title page" (Atabey). Includes views of Constantinople, the Voivode palace of Bucharest, Tripoli and Tortosa, a mosque in Laodicea, as well as antiquities from the Eolian Islands and Ephesus. - The German-Italian artist Luigi Mayer (1755-1803) was one of the foremost late 18th-century European painters of the Ottoman Empire. He was a close friend of Sir Robert Ainslie, British ambassador to Turkey between 1776 and 1792, and the bulk of his paintings and drawings during this period were commissioned by him. Mayer travelled extensively throughout the Ottoman Empire and became well known for his sketches and paintings of panoramic landscapes of ancient sites from the Balkans to Turkey and Egypt, particularly ancient monuments and the Nile. Many of the works were amassed in Ainslie's collection, which was later presented to the British Museum, providing a valuable insight into the Middle East of that period. - Occasional insignificant brownstaining. Formerly in the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer. Atabey 790. Chatzipanagioti-S. 631. Hage Chahine 56. Cf. Blackmer 1100. Abbey 369. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM THOMAS JEFFERSON TO JAMES L. EDWARDS OF BOSTON, REFUSING DEMANDS FOR PAYMENT FROM A NEWSPAPER PUBLISHER]

      Monticello, 1811. Pen and ink on paper. Quarto. Clean, partial split along one fold, old 1/16-inch archival repairs to three corners, else fine. Cover leaf with modest soiling, traces of seal. An interesting Jefferson letter in which he rebuffs a request for payment of a thousand dollars by the editor of the SAVANNAH REPUBLICAN newspaper. He stridently objects to the payment demand, and seeks to defend his honor and reputation in setting his correspondent straight. Jefferson subscribed to a number of newspapers while he was president, including the SAVANNAH REPUBLICAN. He cancelled almost all of these subscriptions, including that for the ...REPUBLICAN, when he left office at the beginning of 1809, taking care to pay all his outstanding bills. It appears from this letter that Norman McLean, one-time editor of the ...REPUBLICAN, promised his successor, James Edwards, that he would pay Edwards money he owed him once he collected $1000 owed McLean by Jefferson. Edwards wrote to Jefferson on Aug. 20, 1811 asking for the money that Jefferson owed McLean. In the present letter Jefferson stridently objects to the request and insists that his account with McLean is settled. A review of Jefferson's memorandum and account books corroborates Jefferson's claim. McLean was seemingly trying to forestall Edwards' requests for payment by claiming that Jefferson still owed him money, and that he would pay Edwards when he was paid by Jefferson. Jefferson writes: "Sir, "Your letter of August 20th has truly surprised me. In that it is said that, for certain services performed by Mr. James Lyon and Mr. Samuel Morse, formerly editors of the Savannah Republican, I promised them the sum of 1000 D. This, Sir, is totally unfounded. I never promised to any printer on earth the sum of 1000 D., nor any other sum, for certain services performed, or for any services which that expression would imply. I have had no accounts with printers but for their newspapers, for which I have paid always the ordinary price and no more. I have occasionally joined in moderate contributions to printers, as I have done to other descriptions of persons, distressed or persecuted, not by promise, but the actual payment of what I contributed. When Mr. Morse went to Savannah, he called on me and told me he meant to publish a paper there, for which I subscribed, and paid him the year in advance. I continued to take it from his successors, Everett & McLean, and Everett & Evans, and paid for it at different epochs up to December 31, 1808, when I withdrew my subscription. You say McLean informed you 'he had some expectation of getting the money, as he had received a letter from me on the subject.' If such a letter exists under my name, it is a forgery. I never wrote but a single letter to him; that was of the 28th of January, 1810, and was on the subject of the last payment made for his newspaper, and on no other subject; and I have two receipts of his, (the last dated March 9, 1809) of payments for his paper, both stating to be in full of all demands, and a letter of the 17th of April, 1810, in reply to mine, manifestly showing he had no demand against me of any other nature. The promise is said to have been made to Morse & Lyon. Were Mr. Morse living, I should appeal to him with confidence, as I believe him to have been a very honest man. Mr. Lyon I suppose to be living, and will, I am sure, acquit me of any such transaction as that alleged. The truth, then, being that I never made the promise suggested, nor any one of a like nature to any printer or other person whatever, every principle of justice and of self-respect requires that I should not listen to any such demand." Jefferson sent James Lyon a copy of the letter the same day: "You will perceive at once its swindling object. My confidence in your character leaves me without a doubt of your honest aid in repelling this base and bold attempt to fix on me practices to which no honors or powers in this world would ever have induced me to stoop. I have solicited none, intrigued for none." Jefferson died severely in debt, and he was plagued by money problems throughout his life. He was no doubt sensitive to the problem of his outstanding accounts and, as this letter shows, overly sensitive to demands for money which he did not owe. An evocative letter.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Carl Schumann n. "Smalian, Jahn Ilse Gockel" b. Geo. Inst. in Weimar, "Royaume de Westphalie, Departement de la Werre. Charte von dem Departemente der Werra des Königreichs Westphalen. Auf Höchsten königlichen Befehl entworfen und herausgegeben.".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1811, 48 x 53,5 Seltene Karte des Departements Werra, welches zum Königreich Westfalen (1807 - 1813) gehörte, erstmals 1809 erschienen. - Oben rechts die Titelkartusche, oben links Insetkarte der Umgebung von Schmalkalden, unten links die Zeichenerklärungen. Zeigt die 3 Bezirke Marburg, Hersfeld und Eschwege im nördlichen Hessen. - Bugfalte restauriert.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. F. Chr. L. Sickler, "Plan Topographique de la Campane de Rome . 1811".

      - dat. 1811, 56 x 87 Sehr seltene 1. Ausgabe dieser Karte. Siehe Tooley, Dictionary of Mapmakers, Bd. 4, S. 160. Sickler (1773-1836 ) became Director of the first high school in Hildburghausen 1812. Sickler gilt als einer der letzten Universalgelehrten seiner Zeit. 1812 gründete er die 1. Oberschule von Hildburghausen. - Unten links die Titelkartusche, oben rechts Erklärungen. Die Karte zeigt die Umgebung von Rom. Mittig der Lago Albano. Im Nordwesten der Lago di Bracciano, im Norden Tivoli, im Süden die Küste zwischen Alsium, Tibermündung und dem Golf v. Terracina. - Restaurierte Einrisse. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reis naar Napels.

      "Aanteekeningen op eene reize van Parijs naar Napels, door het Tirolsche, en van daar door Zwitserland en langs de Rhijn, terug naar Holland. Door Adriaan van der Willigen. met platen. (A trip from Paris to Napels, via Tirol, and from there through Switzerland and along the Rhine back to Holland (with plates) Te Haarlem bij A. Loosjes Pz. 1811 (Vol. 1) - 1813 (Vol.4) Ter Drukkerije van G. Post, op de Marie Plaats te Utrecht, Litt. F. NËš. 319. 4 Volumes in 2 large 8Vo. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt with wine red title-labels. Edges somewhat vagued and claf of 4th edge of first vol. missing.Some light foxing inside but overall a very nice and copy. Very rare complete edition . Saalmink, p. 2187, lists 4 copies and, we found only one other in the trade. See also our copy of 'Reize door Frankrijk in Gemeenzame Brieven' by the same author in a similar 8Vo. Preffer to sell those two titles as a set… Vol.1 269 pgs. ,1 engraved portrait of the author by Velyn after W. Hendriks. 4 fullpage engavings, Vol.2 292 pgs, 1 folded engraving of Naples by Visscher Bender after della Gatta. Vol.3 322 pgs. 5 fullpage engravings. Vol 4. 405 pgs. 4 full page engravings. (some browning/foxing in some plates). Adriaan van der Willigen (1766, Rotterdam - 1841, Haarlem), was a Dutch writer of plays and traveloques who is mostly remembered today for his comprehensive list of painter biographies He was born in Rotterdam, but six months later his mother died and he was raised by her sister in Haarlem, where he learned to draw and enjoyed literature and theater. He later moved back to Rotterdam at age 16 to live with his strict Calvinist father, who did not allow him to attend the theater, and where he was set to work as a clerk in a merchant's office. He became a follower of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and escaped his father's house a year and a half later in 1785 to join the Dutch Republican Army, and was stationed along the Waal (river) in Nijmegen, Grave, and Venlo. There he was free to pursue his literary and theatrical interests, but when he was sent in 1787 to Den Bosch to quell the plundering there, he was disgusted by plundering troops. This made him less and less royalist and more and more in sympathy with the patriots. He was eventually dismissed in 1789, because of his increasing sympathy for the patriot movement. He first moved to Oss where he tried his hand at farming with modern agricultural techniques, and three years after a trip to Belgium, he settled in Tilburg where he became Drossaard (chief justice) in 1795. During the French occupation he became charged with the conscription of young men into the French army, and was embarrassed by requests from family and friends to protect their sons. He quit his position in 1802 and moved to Paris, where he became less and less enamored of the French patriots. In 1804 he made another long journey through France and in 1805 he travelled through Italy, Switzerland, and Germany on his way back to Haarlem, where he settled for good. He busied himself with his work on art, while continuing to plan trips, which he mostly made in the company of a friend or relative. Many of his traveloques were published. His writings show his political development, and illustrate how he went from being an Orangist to a Patriot, and then became an Orangist again. He felt strongly that Belgium and Holland belonged together and was heavily disappointed when Belgium seceded from the union in 1830. He is best known today for writing a comprehensive list of artist biographies of artists living in the Netherlands, together with the author Roeland van Eynden. After he settled in Haarlem, Van der Willigen became a member of Teylers Tweede Genootschap and became friends with Van Eynden and the art curator of the collection there, Wybrand Hendriks, who painted his portrait. Van Eynden was also a member of the society and had won a gold medel in the category 'Drawing and Painting' in 1781 on The National taste in drawing and painting. He was already working on the first book of the two volume set of painter biographies, which included painters not earlier mentioned in Karel van Mander, Arnold Houbraken, or Johan van Gool. Van der Willigen promptly entered the next Teylers Tweede Genootschap competition and won a gold medal in the same category in 1806 together with Pieter Kikkert, for their contribution on the Reasons for the small number of Dutch history painters. Van der Willigen proceeded to collaborate with Van der Eynden on his book and contributed the painters from the middle of the eighteenth century up to his own time.] There are over 1500 artists and collectors listed in the work. Five of his autobiographical travelogues and diaries were compiled into an autobiography in 2010 by the city archivaris of North Brabant, Jan Sanders, and Lia van der Heijden. They were interviewed by the VPRO in 2010 and read parts of his original text in order to illustrate how accessible his autobiographical language is for modern speakers.[Jan Sanders also published another book from his memoires that specifically retraced Adriaan van der Willigen's travels through Belgium. This book, that compares his experiences in 1792 (when the French entered Belgium) to his experiences on later travels in 1820 and 1827 (when Belgium was seceding from the Netherlands), forms an interesting historical document on Dutch-Belgian history, and was presented in Haarlem to the Belgian ambassador to the Netherlands, Frank Geerkens, in May 2011 (Source: Wikepedia)".

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        Stadtplan, in 4 Blatt, "Nürnberg im Jahre 1811".

      - Lithographie n. Sanctjohanser und Anton Falger, dat. 1811, je 47 x 47 Inkunabel der Lithographie ( Nicht bei Winkler ). Sehr seltener, sehr detailierter Stadtplan von Nürnberg aus der Frühzeit der Lithographie. Jeder Häuserblock ist dargestellt. Die Strassen sind meistens benahmt. Die Blätter sind zusammensetzbar.

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        LANDSHUT. "Landshut im Jahre 1811". Stadtplan mit Trausnitz und Hofgarten.

      - Lithographie von Sanctjohanser, dat. 1811, 46 x 46,5 cm. Landshut ins Bild gesetzt S. 226/7; nicht bei Winkler. - Inkunabel der Lithographie. - Winkler bringt unter der Nr. 696 einen Verweis auf Ferchl, der einen Plan von Landshut von 1811 erwähnt. Detaillierter Stadtplan ("der mälteste gedruckte") mit Einzeichnung aller Strassen, Gassen und Plätze sowie der einzelnen Häuserblocks. - Rarissimum.

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        Ansicht d. Insel v. rechten Rheinufer, rechts d. Drachenfels, "Vue de Nonnenwerth et des Ruines de Rolandseck. Dédié à Son Altesse Sérénissime madame la Princesse de Wied - Neuwied".

      - Aquatinta v. Radl n. Schütz b. Wilmans, dat. 1811, 41,5 x 59 Prachtvoller Stich mit Nonnenwerth in der Bildmitte. Links der Rolandsbogen, rechts der Drachenfels. Die Stadt Königswinter liegt hinter einer Baumgruppe. - Restauriert.

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        TRAITÉ ÉLÉMENTAIRE DES MACHINES.

      J. Klostermann. Paris - Saint-Pétersbourg, 1811 - . 25 cm. 2 h. XX-304 pág. Ilustrado con 12 + 6 + 7+ 3 (=28) lám. plegadas. Antiguos trazos de parásito en el margen de bastante páginas. Enc. de época en media piel. Marca de anterior poseedor. Rara primera edición de esta recopilación científica de la mecánica que ofrece una síntesis de los conocimientos conocidos a principios de siglo XIX en la maquinaria de los molinos de viento, los ventiladores, coches de bomberos o de vapor, maquina de engranajes o turbinas hidráulicas etc. Pierre Nicolas Hachette (1769-1834) es considerado como el sucesor de Gaspard Monge. Hidraulica [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ifflands mimische Darstellungen für Schauspieler und Zeichner. Während der Vorstellung gezeichnet zu Berlin in den Jahren 1808 bis 1812. Hefte 2-4, 7-10, 12-18 (von 20)

      Berlin (u. Breslau), Gebrüder Henschel, (1808-1811). - 13 (statt 20) Hefte in einem Band. Mit zusammen 12 gest. Orig.-Lieferungstiteln (davon 11 aufgezogen zwischengebunden), 78 (von 120) radierten Tafeln von Wilhelm u. Moritz Henschel und 2 SS. Subskriptionsanzeige. Etwas späterer Pappband mit intarsierter Originalbroschur unter Verwendung eines der Lieferungstitel. Gr.-4to. Erste Ausgabe der in 20 Einzelheften erschienenenen Darstellungen nach Aufführungsskizzen. Iffland selbst ist u. a. dargestellt als König Lear und Shylock, der Geizige im Stück gleichen Titels von Molière sowie als Nathan der Weise. So umfangreich wie vorliegend von größter Seltenheit. Heft 14 u. 16 in sich verbunden, aber komplett. Es fehlen das erste sowie die letzten beiden Hefte, außerdem die Hefte 5, 6, 11 und 15. - Auf dt. Auktionen außer einem einzigen kompletten Exemplar (Bassenge 1990) seit 1950 nur ein Einzelheft der Serie nachweisbar (Dörling 84, 24. XI. 1975, Nr. 792 [Heft 19 mit 6 Kupfern, DM 240]). Auch im Rahmen der gleichnamigen Ausstellung der Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin, die ausschließlich dem vorliegenden Werk (4. II.-26. III. 2005) gewidmet war, konnte nur ein gerade erst im Jahr davor erworbenes, unvollständiges Exemplar präsentiert werden. In den Rändern teils etwas finger- bzw. stockfleckig, im ganzen aber sehr ansprechendes Exemplar. Die Darstellung des "Hettmann im Schauspiel Graf Benjowsky" hübsch zeitgenössisch koloriert. Slg. Kippenberg 5082 (15 Hefte mit zusammen 90 Tafeln). Lipperheide Uce 9. Hiler 456. Thieme/B. XVI, 430 (dat. 1808-1819). Nicht bei Colas und in Ornamentstichslg. Berlin. Nicht in Kayser u. Goedeke. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Theoretisch-practische Wasserbaukunst. Neue umgearbeitete und vermehrte Ausgabe. 4 Bände.

      München, Zängl, 1811-17. - (28 x 21,5 cm). XXIV, 672 S./ VIII (8) 728 S./ VIII (8) 744 S./ VIII, 248 S. Mit 2 gefalteten Tabellen. Halblederbände der Zeit. Hier die Textbände der zweiten Ausgabe seines monumentalen Hauptwerkes, ohne den Atlasband. - Wiebeking (1762-1842) hat sich als Straßen- und Wasserbaumeister sowie als Geograph große Verdienste erworben. Besonders hervorzuheben sind die durch ihn eingeleiteten systematischen Korrekturen geschiebeführender Flüsse in Bayern und der von ihm gezeichnete "Atlas des schiffbaren Rheinstromes". - Vorsätze und Titel mit altem Besitzvermerk. Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen. Band 4 mit teils fehlendem hinteren Vorsatz und Fehlstelle im Überzug des hinteren Deckels, sonst sauber und gut erhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Scourge; or monthly expositor of imposture and folly. 11 Volumes. [With coloured illustrations by G. Cruikshank and others.]

      London: M. Jones, 1811-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 11 volume set in accompanying slipcases. Lacking Volume 12. 63 of 66 pl, including 33 by George Cruickshank. Bound in original paper boards. Paper spine labels. Each volume is held in a red cloth bound folding case. Slipcases are bound in 3/4 late 19th century red Moroccan leather. Marbled boards. Gilt spines. 5 raised bands. Slight sunning to head of slipcases. Shelfwear. Cracking to spines of books, with chip loss to head and tail of volumes. Some covers detached. Signature of Major Hart to flyleaves. Armorial bookplate of William Sankey. Alexander Meyrick Broadley copy, his bookplate. Lacking all ads and Vol 7's last 3 text leaves. 2 plates detached (Vol 1, Pt. 1 and Vol X, Pt. 5). Vol 7, Part 1's first plate mounted on paper backing, 2 other plates with minor repairs to blank rectos (not noticeable from image side), 1 other plate with partial splitting along folds. Page number pencil notation in margin at upper right corner of most plates in last 3 vols. 2 plates in first volumes have more extensive pencil notation on their blank recto. Minor foxing mostly to text, plate images very good to near fine. Vol 2, Part 5's contents leaf loose. Vol 6, Part 1's last leaf creased. Tear to Vol 7, pp55-56. Cohn 732. Jerrold, Appendix I, #2. "Between 1811 and 1816 we have to note rapid strides in strength, in range of experience, and development of sympathy with the progress of the world...Within this interval Cruikshank broke ground, and made a stand as a political cartoonist" (Jerrold, The Life of George Cruikshank, Vol. I, p. 84). "'The earliest bread-winning engagement of young George appears to have been in connection with a satirical periodical called The Scourge...'"(George Augustus Sala, as cited in Jerrold, Vol I, p. 106).

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        The Snowdrop The Temple of Flora

      London:: Thornton,, 1811.. Small Folio or Lottery. Matted in Rag Board. Very Good Condition with original handcoloring/ . A scare original mezzotint engraving on wove paper, printed in colors and finished by hand. 30 x 39 cm, 11.75 x 15.25 inches. PM: 128 x 37 cm, 11 1/8 x 14.75 in. There is uniform age toning to the plate, yet the colors are rich and saturated. From the Small Folio, or Lottery, Edition of Dr. Robert Thornton's incomparable work illustrating the Carl Linnaeus' sexual classification system of plants entitled the The Temple of Flora, or Garden of the Botanist, Poet, Painter and Philosopher. The plate was engraved by William Dunkarton after a painting by Abraham Pether (1756-1812). Pether, who contributed this and two other compositions for Dr. Thornton's renowned botanical work; The Temple of Flora, was described as: "extremely versatile- a musical prodigy, artist, philosopher and inventor of mechanical gadgets. His passion for painting nocturnal scenes earned him the sobriquet of "Moonlight Pether," and his "astronomical accuracy" was above criticism. (Wilfrid Blunt. The Art of Botanical Illustration). In this composition Pether sets the white Snowdrops, along with yellow and blue Crocus in a foreboding wintery landscape as the true heralds of spring. (Great Flower Books, Dunthorne 302.)

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        A Complete Treatise on Practical Arithmetic and Book-Keeping, both by single and double entry, adapted to the use of schools. A new edition, corrected and enlarged by Alexander Ingram, Mathematician.

      Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd,, 1811. Duodecimo in 6s (171 x100 mm), pp. viii, 243, [1 (blank)]. Contemporary sheep, spine ruled gilt. Ownership inscription in ink of Lucy Nicholson on front free endpaper. Joints cracked, spine ends and corners worn. Some light toning and occasional foxing. Clean tear to one leaf, without loss of text; a good copy. New edition" of a work that was extremely popular in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, first published as "The school-master's guide: or, a complete system of practical arithmetic". The first two printings do not appear to have survived, the earliest edition in ESTC and ICAEW being the third of 1771.

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        The New American Practical Navigator: being an Epitome of Navigation; containing all the table necessary to be used with the Nautical Almanac, in determining the latitude; and the longitude by lunar observations; and keeping a complete reckoning at sea. illustated by proper rules and examples. the whole exemplified in a Journal kept from Boston to Madeira, in which all the rules of navigation are introduced. also, the demonstration of the most useful rules of trigonometry: with many problems in mensuration, surveying and gauging: and a Dictionary of Sea Terms; with the manner of performing the most common Evolutions at Sea. with an appendix, containing methods of calculating eclipses of the sun and moon.

      New York printed for the proprietor by Edmund M. Blunt 1811 - third edition. 8vo. ppxii 276, binding instructions and errata leaf, tables section, 619-653, 7 advert pages. 12 plates including folding frontispiece chart. in a full plain leather binding, but with the boards worn and detached. lacking spine title-label. browning throughout, heavy on the plates. frontispiece creased and ragged at the edge. ownership of John Hoopman to the title-page. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations With a Life of the Author Also, A View of the Doctrine of Smith, compared with that of the French Economists; with a method of facilitating the Study of his Works; from the French of M Garnier In Three Volumes

      London : J Maynard and F Zincke , 1811 A good copy of the 3 volume 5th edition in contemporary binding. A hugely important and influential work - increasingly difficult to find in early editions. This edition is the last amended by Smith in 1789, with the later addition of a new Life of the Author and comparative studies by M. Garnier. The full leather binding is faded and worn (with tender spine joints) but had gilt decoration and labels to spines. The boards are tree calf - generally free from scuffing but with worn corners. Contents: Vol I: title page; advertisements to the 3rd and 4th editions 2pp; advertisement to the present edition 2pp; contents list 2pp; short account of the writings pp ix-xl; a short view of the doctrine pp xli-lxxi; blank; text pp 1-352; table of wheat prices 8pp; blank; rear free endpaper with slight loss to edge. Vol II: title page; contents list 4pp; text pp 1-512; appendix 2pp; blank. Vol III: title page with small repair to top; contents list 3pp; text pp 1-448; index 50pp with pge 5 small repaired paper flaw; blank; rear endpaper with fold. All the front free endpapers have a neat ink signature of Wm Brown, Sutton, January 20th 1814. There is some grubbiness/marking generally to endpapers and a little spottiness to title pages. The last index page in Vol III has some foxing. Otherwise, contents generally clean and bright.

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        Voyage pittoresque de Genève à Milan par le Simplon.

      A Paris, de l?Imprimerie de P. Didot l?Ainé, 1811, - in-folio, pages de texte non num., illustrée de 35 planches en couleurs h.-t., dos en maroquin rouge d?époque, plats en toile rouge avec encadrement or, large pièce de maroquin vert pour titre sur le plat devant. (reliure d?époque). Très bon exemplaire. Erste Ausgabe in einem prachtvollen und farbfrischen Exemplar von Didot in Paris. Diese von Sammlern wegen ihrer 35 schönen Ansichten in Aquatinta und Originalgouache hoch geschätzte Ausgabe entstand im Anschluss an eine Reise, die Lory im Jahr 1809 zusammen mit dem Maler Maximilien de Meuron und Bertram de Ratisbonne unternahm. Die Reise nach Italien ging über das Berner Oberland nach Leuk, über die eben erst fertiggestellte Simplonpassstrasse nach Domodossola. Die Reisenden besuchten die Borromäischen Inseln, insbesondere die Isola Bella und erreichten über Arona schliesslich Mailand. Lory und De Meuron erstellten unterwegs zahlreiche Skizzen. Die sorgfältig gouachierten Aquatinta-Tafeln stammen alle von der Hand Lorys und basieren auf seinen eigenen Originalen (mit Ausnahme der Ansicht von Baveno, welche Lory nach einer Skizze De Meurons schuf). Das Werk ist in 4 Teile gegliedert: Tableau général du lac de Genève (4 Ansichten), du Valais (4), du Simplon (21), du lac Majeur (6). U.a. mit den schönen und berühmten Ansichten von Genf, Brig, Sitten, dem Simplonpass, Arona, Crevola, Villa, Sesto und den borromäischen Inseln. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Mandach, Lory 172-206; Lonchamp 1858; Perret 2694; Perret - Regards sur les Alpes, p. 117. Notice 34. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Neue sehr einfache Theorie krummlinichte Flächen zu quadriren, auf Summation unendlicher Reihen gegründet. Mit einem Kupferblatt. With : (2) [FRESENIUS, Johann Franz Theodor]. Fortsetzung der neuen Theorie, durch Summation uneindlicher Reihen ... zu quadriren. ... Mit einem Kupferblatt. (3) [FRESENIUS, Johann Franz Theodor]. Zweyte Fortsetzung der neuen Theorie, ... Frankfurt am Main, J. Ch. C. Diez, 1806-1809. 3 parts in 3 volumes. 8vo. With 5 figures on 2 engraved plates. In contemporary wrappers, parts 1-2 of uniform green paper, part 3 of brown paste paper.

      Jenaische Allg. Literatur-Zeit. VIII.II (no. 110, 15 May 1811); KVK (5, 3 & 1 copies); WorldCat (4, 1 & 1 copies). First and only edition, including the two rare supplements, of a work on quadrature that the author calls a "new very simple theory for squaring curved surfaces based on the summation of infinite series," intended to make differential and integral calculus unnecessary. His goal is to demonstrate the usefulness of sums of infinite series in place of differential and integral calculus. The 1811 review found little new in Fresenius's "theory" and noted its similarity to the methods of John Wallis's 1656 Arithmeticam Infinitorum. Little is known about the author, who signed only the dedications, but parts 1 and 2 are dedicated to teachers, suggesting he was still young. Fresenius is therefore probably the identically named author of a half dozen works on religion, history and education published in Frankfurt in the years 1836 to 1853, including Zur Geschichte der Erfindung des Buchdrucks.In very good condition, with part 3 slightly browned and its edges tattered. An immature mathematical work by a curious author, with the rare supplements containing clues to his early life.

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

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

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        The Law-Dictionary: explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the English Law ... And Comprising Copious Information on the Subjects of Law, Trade and Government. Corrected and Greatly Enlarged by T. E. Tomlins

      New York: Printed for, and Published by I. Riley, New York and P. Byrne, Philadelphia. I. Riley, Printer, 1811. First American from the second London edition. This edition with Tomlin's additions was first published in 1797, the original work in 1729. viii, 531; [2], 543; [2],618; [2], 472; [2], 553; [2], 471 pp. 6 vols. 8vo. Contemporary reverse calf, morocco labels. Chipping of spines, some joints cracked, library pockets and bookplates, text browned, the "Advertisement to Tomlins' Second Edition" was off-register and the lower portion of the page is cut off, in brown cloth open-end cases. With the signature of J. W. Scott on titles. First American from the second London edition. This edition with Tomlin's additions was first published in 1797, the original work in 1729. viii, 531; [2], 543; [2],618; [2], 472; [2], 553; [2], 471 pp. 6 vols. 8vo. Jacob compiled several general reference law texts including the Laws of Taxation and The Common Law common-placed; he is also known for having compiled the Poetical Register, or Lives and Characters of the English Dramatic Poets, 1719-20. The New Law-Dictionary was first published in 1729 and is "Jacob's masterpiece and constituted an entirely new departure in legal literature, the dictionary which is also an abridgment" (Cowley, p. xci). Shipton and Mooney 23105

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

      Savannah: printed & published by Seymour & Williams, 1811. 2 volumes. First edition. 8vo.; viii, 376pp.; vii, 424pp. Bookplate on front pastedown of both volumes; small bookseller's sticker on front pastedown of vol. 2. 3/4 leather & marbled boards; raised bands & gilt decorations on spines. Front hinges of both volumes are tender, but a very good set overall. Volume I covers 1584 to the revolution and volume II contines through the revolution to 1784. McCall (1767-1824) planned to continue it but records and sources were so few and he suffered from "a portion of disease and decripitude [sic], almost without a parrallel in the history of human life" [see preface & Dict. of Ga. Biog.] No more volumes appeared. This set bears the bookplates of the Reverend James Stacy, Oglethorpe University alumnus and Presbyterian minister of Newman, Ga. DeRenne I, p. 344. Georgiana #21: "... a landmark in the development of Georgia literature. Howes M-33. Servies: 880. " Streeter 1161: " A fundamental Georgia history and the chief source on the border wars with the Creeks and Cherokees. This is one of the rarest of state histories."

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        MANUEL DU PROPRIETAIRE D'ABEILLES ( 1811 ). - à la suite: MANUEL DU PROPRIETAIRE D'ABEILLES ( 1825 ). - à la suite: TRAITE DE L'EDUCATION DES ABEILLES.

      1811-1825-1804, Chez L 1811 - 3 ouvrages reliés en 1 volume in-8 ( 210 X 130 mm ), demi-basane fauve, dos lisse orné de filets et palettes dorés. Belle réunion de 3 ouvrages rares.- LOMBARD: MANUEL DU PROPRIETAIRE D'ABEILLES contenant les préceptes sur l'art de multiplier, gouverner ces insectes, et sur celui de manipuler leur production. Quatrième édition. Paris, Chez l'Auteur - Migneret - Renouard, 1811. XIX-154 pages, 2 planches hors-texte, mouillure claire en marge des derniers feuillets.- LOMBARD. MANUEL DU PROPRIETAIRE D'ABEILLES contenant les instructions pratiques les plus récentes pour soigner ces insectes, n'avoir que de bonnes ruches et en tirer du profit. Sixième édition. Paris, Chez Antoine-Augustin Renouard, 1825. XVI-160 pages. 2 planches dépliantes hors-texte.- BEVILLE. TRAITE DE L'EDUCATION DES ABEILLES et de leur conservation. Paris, Chez Demonville, 1804. 76 pages, 1 planche dépliante hors-texte. Miel Ruche Abeilles Apiculture [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poetical Magazine: Dedicated To The Lovers Of The Muse (Volumes 1 - 4)

      Printed by W. Clowes, Northumberland-Court, Strand, London for R. Ackermann 1811 - A collection of Rowlandson's original illustrations for "The Schoolmaster’s Tour" with accompanying verses by William Combe and other poems published between May 1809 and April 1811. All four volumes contemporarily rebound in diced calf but the spine strip for Volume 2 is missing. Please note that only 51 (out of 52) plates have been confirmed present. Vol 1: 404 pages + four page index and 13 colour plates (Plate 5 incorrectly inserted where Plate 2 should be); Vol 2: 372 + three page index and 13 colour plates (starts with frontis incorrectly numbered as "Plate 2") ; Vol 3: 364 + four page index and 12 colour plates (pagination errors with page numbers 287-288 omitted - the index showing no poems for either of these pages; similarly pages 47-48, 95-96 and 239-240 are also not present - each precedes an instalment of "The Schoolmaster's Tour" and none are mentioned in the index); Vol 4: 342 with 11 colour and 2 mono plates but please note that only one index page is present (pages covering A to P are missing). Please also note that one of the blank rear free endpapers has been removed in Vols 1 & 2. 8vo (approx 8.5 x 5 inches / 21 x 13cm) with engraved Title Pages (Title Pages for Vols 1-3 not dated; Vol 4 Title Page states "London: Pub May 1 1811, At R. Ackermann's Repository Of Arts 101 Strand"). Significant general wear and rubbing to the diced calf boards and spines with some loss (1.5 inch / 3.5cm joint split on Vol 4 with further splits developing on Vols 1, 3 & 4 - Vol 2 spine strip missing), spine labels present on Vols 3 & 4 but missing on Vol 1, gilt spine lettering and decoration very heavily rubbed but still present, most boards and all text blocks securely bound but hinges cracked with binding cords visible in all four volumes (Vol 2 front board only very weakly held by a single binding cord; a small number of pages are slightly protruding with resultant edge wear), all paper edges marbled but faded / browned, owner's name-plate ("John Mottershead") on pastedowns (Vol 4 nameplate largely removed with residue remaining), light to moderate general foxing / browning and soiling (occasionally significant to heavy), occasional paper creasing and short snags / tears, very occasional light to moderate moisture marking, moderate to heavy offsetting from the plates, text generally clear and very easy to read in a Good to Fair overall internal condition. Total weight 2.4Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE SURGICAL WORKS OF JOHN ABERNATHY 2 VOLUMES 1811

      LONGMAN, MURRAY LONDON 1811 - THE SURGICAL WORKS OF JOHN ABERNATHY 2 LEATHER BOUND VOLUMES OVER 200 YEARS OLD 1811-1815. A pride to any surgeon on his shelf. John Abernathy apprenticed in 1779 to Sir Charles Blicke (1745–1815), a surgeon at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London and attended the anatomical lectures of Sir William Blizard (1743–1835) at the London Hospital. He attended Percivall Pott's surgical lectures at St Bartholomew's Hospital, as well as the lectures of John Hunter. He began to give lectures at his house in Bartholomew Close, which were so well attended that the governors of the hospital built a theatre (1790–1791), and Abernethy thus became the founder of the medical school of St Bartholomew's where he was elected principal surgeon in 1815. His name is associated with the treatment of aneurysm by ligature of the external iliac artery. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Secret Strategical Instructions, of Frederic the Second, for his Inspectors General. Translated from the German, by Captain C. H. Smith.

      Coventry: Printed for the Author 1811 - First English edition, 4to, x, [11]-28pp., with errata slip pasted to terminal leaf, 31 engraved plates containing maps and plans (5 of which are folding), all with some element of hand-colouring, plate 21 with a loose engraved errata overlay, some foxing and light browning, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, slight splitting to upper joint, rubbed at head of spine and corners. In the 'Editor's Preface to the German and French Editions,' Frederick the Great's strategic prowess as displayed in these Instructions is described thus: "Here Frederic [sic] fully displays the art, by which he was so constantly victorious:—the manner of misleading the Enemy respecting the real point of attack—even the art of rapidly passing from the defensive to the offensive state, keeping in view all the chances of success. By these principles, peculiarly his own, he was enabled often to accomplish great actions with small comparative means." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Secret Strategical Instructions

      1811. Signed. FREDERICK, King of Prussia (SMITH, Charles Hamilton, translator).Secret Strategical Instructions, of Frederic the Second, for His Inspectors General. Translated from the German by Captain C.H. Smith.Coventry: R. Pratt et al., 1811.First translation into English of Frederick the Great?'s Secret Instructions, intended to complement Foster?'s 1762 translation of Frederick?'s Military Instructions, with 31 hand-colored copperplates by Smith of fortifications and strategic formations (five folding), Frederick?'s biographer Thomas Carlyle?'s copy, inscribed, ?"To Major Genl. Sir Colin Campbell G.C.B &c &c, with many kind regards, T. Carlyle, Chelsea, Decr 1853.?" With an additional gift inscription to Major-General Clayton Bissell, Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence in World War II.In the turbulent 18th century, the small state of Prussia was led by a man ?"of high military genius, capable of infusing into others his own undaunted spirit, while his subjects had learned both from him and his predecessors habits of patience, perseverance, and discipline?"(Britannica). In the Seven Years War, which pitted Prussia against an overwhelming Continental alliance of Austria, Russia, France, and Saxony, Frederick the Second ?"distinguished himself by continually keeping at bay much more powerful antagonists. He took advantage of the natural lack of cohesion of coalitions and fought his enemies, so far as possible, one at a time. The superior discipline of the Prussian army allowed Frederick to march it to the theater of war in small detachments, from various directions, uniting only shortly before a battle was to be fought. He also made the most of the oblique order of battle which he had inculcated in the Prussian army and which allowed him to concentrate his forces against emerging weak spots in his enemies?' more ponderous formations?" (Encyclopedia of World Biography).Light scattered foxing. A near-fine copy with extraordinary provenance.

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("W E Channing") to "Mr Greely" of Turner, Maine regarding his need for "Bibles for distribution", from the Committee of the Bible Society of Massachusetts

      One page, in ink, on single folded leaf. Addressed on verso of conjugate leaf in Channing's hand. A few corrections to text. Repair at central fold. One page, in ink, on single folded leaf. Addressed on verso of conjugate leaf in Channing's hand. A few corrections to text. Rare, Early Channing letter, 1811. An extremely early letter from the 31-year-old Channing "on order" from the Committee of the Bible Society of Massachusetts: "... Dr. Morse has communicated to me a part of your letter to him in which you express your desire to be furnished with Bibles for distribution... I now have the measure to forward to you twelve Bibles for this purpose. We will thank you to communicate to us any information which would assist us in distributing the Bible. We are always happy to receive applications from ministers. Will you mention this to any of your brethren who are situated in parts of the country where the Bible is wanted ..." Letters from the great Unitarian minister and Transcendentalist are rare on the market (only one at auction over the last 30 years); of this vintage, they are practically unheard of.

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        Königlich-Baierisches Allgemeines Intelligenzblatt des Illerkreises [ab Jahrgang IV ohne "Allgemeines"]. Jahrgänge 1811 bis Verwaltungsjahr 1816/17 (alles unter diesem Titel Erschienene). 7 Bände.

      Kempten, Joseph Kösel (der letzte Jahrgang: Kempten, Tobias Dannheimer), 1811-17.. Ca. 800-1000 Spalten je Band, der Schlußband nur 598 Spalten. Mit 2 Faltkarten (eine gestochen, eine lithographisch), lithographischer Falttafel, lithographischer Verlagsanzeige und 14 Falttabellen. 4° (ca. 24 x 21,5 cm). Blaue Pappe der Zeit mit Bindebändern.. Geschlossene Reihe des amtlichen Wochenblattes für den Iller-Kreis um Kempten, reicht vom 1. Januar 1811 bis zum 28. März 1817. Mit der Neueinteilung der bayerischen Kreise ging der Iller-Kreis im Oberdonaukreis auf, mit April 1817 wurden die Amtsblätter in Augsburg herausgegeben. - Enthält Bekanntmachungen, amtliche Verordnungen, Polizeinachrichten (dabei zahlreiche Steckbriefe), Versteigerungsankündigungen, Getreidepreise und Ähnliches sowie zunehmend auch Rezensionen und lokalhistorische Nachrichten. Reiches Fundmaterial zur Regionalgeschichte. - In Jahrgang 1814 eine einfach gehaltene große "Karte über die Güter-Arrondirungen in den Gemeinden des Iller-Kreises" (gestochen von P. M. Herman), in Jahrgang 1815 eine Karte der "Gaue des Mittelalters in dem dermaligen Iller-Kreise" und eine Falttafel mit "Abrissen" von Befestigungen, darunter die Burghalde (beides "Inkunabeln der Lithographie"). Beigebunden sind auch Verlagsanzeigen von Kösel (unter anderem eine lithographische Werbung für die neue Steindruckerei) und Dannheimer. - In Jahrgang 1814 fehlen vier Blatt (Spalten 827-834 und 859-866) sonst im Textbestand komplett, die Vollständigkeit der Beilagen kann mangels bibliographischer Hilfsmittel nicht sicher geklärt werden. - Stellenweise leicht fleckig, vereinzelt auch mit minimalem Wasserrand, einige kleinere Wurmspuren meist im Bund. Die schlichten Einbände etwas angestaubt, beschabt und bestoßen. Insgesamt gut erhaltene Reihe. *Kirchmair, Kösel, 100 (nur 1814 und 1815).

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        THE SEASONS

      Wilkie and Robinson, J. Walker, Cadell and Davies, et al., London 1811 - 191 x 121 mm (7 1/2 x 4 3/4"). 1 p.l., lii, 236 pp. Includes a "Life of the Author" by P. Murdoch and "An Essay on the Plan and Character of the Poem" by J. Aiken, M.D. VERY PLEASING CONTEMPORARY CRIMSON STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, ELABORATELY DECORATED IN GILT AND BLIND, covers with broad gilt fillet perimeter bordering a frame of gilt palmettes and then (closer in) fillets and palmettes in blind; raised bands with gilt dash-roll, spine compartments with symmetrically clustered arabesques, roses, open dots, stars, and foliate tools, gilt-rolled turn-ins, all edges gilt. With four engraved allegorical plates designed by T. Uwins. Inscribed on the verso to front free endpaper: "L. E. / from the library of her brother / Henry Duncombe / The gift of Lucy Duncombe / 1832," and signed on the first preliminary leaf, "H. Dumcombe E[x] dono A. Curzon." Lowndes IV, 2671 (citing editions through 1848). A little foxing to the plates, but AN EXTRAORDINARILY FINE COPY, the text clean and fresh, and the lovely binding very lustrous and virtually unworn. This is an elegantly bound copy of "The Seasons," the most influential poem in blank verse from Milton to the Romantics. Incredibly popular, it was found almost universally in English homes, whether cottages or castles. Born in Scotland, James Thomson (1700-48), who is also famous for his song "Rule Britannia," is credited with challenging the artificiality of English poetry and beginning a new era of sentiment for nature. "Seasons" was originally published as four separate poems from 1726-30, and as a first collected edition in 1730. Thomson continually revised and enlarged it, his final version appearing in 1744. The work itself, of course, is hardly rare, but the present binding is both unusually pretty and exceptionally well preserved. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Arabia: a Poem

      Leeds: Printed att he Intelligence-Office by Griffith Wright, and sold by J. Hatchard, Piccadilly, London; Robinson, Leeds and other Booksellers,, 1811. Octavo. Sewn in original marbled wraps with letterpress label with price to the front panel. Wraps a little rubbed, light toning of the text, else very good. First edition, extremely uncommon, Copac with just three locations - BL, Oxford and Cambridge - OCLC adds UNiversirty of Victoria, BC, and Library of Congress. A graduate of St. John's, Oxford, Grant (1773?-1844), was an evangelical, and "a hard-working clergyman" with several livings in Leicestershire and London, "his considerable literary output included A Summary of the History of the English Church, a memoir of a girl parishioner, and occasional poetry, notably Arabia inspired by travels to the Holy Land". (ODNB). The author's footnotes include descriptions of Mecca, Medina, and Socotra, and a summary of the life of Muhammad; and his final note Grant directs readers to Waring's A Tour of Sheeraz for an account of the Wahhabis, and stresses that "in the descriptions of the trade of Moorish Spain, the productions of Arabia Felix - the Caravanseras [sic.] of the Desart, and in other parts of the Poem, I have adhered to approved authorities", noting in particular Shaw, Pococke and Niebuhr. A second edition was published in 1815.

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        Mémoires sur la formule barométrique de la mécanique céleste et les dispos

      A Clermont-Ferrand: de l'imprimerie de Landriot, 1811. Fine. de l'imprimerie de Landriot, A Clermont-Ferrand 1811, in 4 (26x20,5cm), xij, 275pp., Un Vol. relié. - First collected edition of these four papers read at the National Institute between 1804 and 1809 Full Vellum twentieth, smooth back. Part of title in red morocco. Marbled contemporary. These four papers are intended to use the barometer to measure the altitude and geographic and meteorological applications. Ramon had established the relationship between altitude, temperature and air pressure working on the proposals contained Laplace in his exposure of the world system. He was the first to apply his own method during his trips to Pyrrénées and in the Massif Central, this method was immediately followed by Arago, Humboldt and Biot. The book is also intended as a guide for specific measures based on the barometer. The submissions were reviewed and completed for this edition and the author has added a basic education. An index contains many pl. calculations (with some handwritten in pen annotations). --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition collective de ces 4 mémoires lus à l'Institut National entre 1804 et 1809. Plein Vélin Xxe , dos lisse. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Tranches marbrées d'époque. Ces quatre mémoires ont pour objet l'utilisation du baromètre pour la mesure de l'altitude et dans des applications géographiques et météorologiques. Ramon avait établi le rapport entre l'altitude, la température et la pression de l'air en travaillant sur les propositions de Laplace contenues dans son Système d'exposition du monde. Il fut le premier à appliquer sa propre méthode durant ses voyages aux Pyrrénées et dans le Massif central , cette méthode fut aussitôt suivie par Arago, Humbold et Biot. L'ouvrage se veut également un guide précis pour les mesures basées sur le baromètre. Les mémoires ont été révisés et complétés pour cette édition et l'auteur a ajouté une instruction élémentaire. Un index contient de nombreuses pl. de calculs (avec quelques annotations manuscrites à la plume).

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        Vue d'un paysage avec lac (Leman ?).

      XIXe s.,. 17x27.5 cm (la vue), aquarelle originale, montee sur papier, avec support en carton. au dos timbre rouge en rond 'Eveche de Lausanne Geneve Fribourg'. 1 feuille / 1 Blatt.. Francois Bonnet, ne a St-Marcellin (Isere) en 1811, mort a Fribourg, en Suisse, en 1894. Artiste, peintre et dessinateur. Son parcours a travers l'Europe (Rome, Lausanne, Paris) se termine a Fribourg comme maitre de dessin au college St-Michel de 1862 a 1890. Au dos du carton de support un envoi a 'Louis Ritter - amoureux des oeuvres de Bonnet' signe 'Fribourg 1953, Louis Plancherel'. Un grand nombre des oeuvres originales de Francois Bonnet ont ete vendus par l'Eveche a Fribourg, dans les annees 1960.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        The Chronicles of the Kings of Britain; WITH Some Specimens of the Poetry of the Antient Welsh Bards

      London: 11, Strand and London: Pall-Mall: E Williams. and R and J Dodsley., 1811 4to, 1st ed, G, 1811 + 1st ed, VG, 1764. In half dark cal with brown cloth, some blind tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, some loss, gilt tooling, raised bands, titles to black calf labels. Internally, red marbled endpapers, [4], [1], (ii-lxxiv), [1], 2-377 pp, [1]. Specimens of the Poetry, Rev Evan Evans, 1764, 1st ed, [3], (iv-viii), [1], (ii-v), [2], 8-162 pp, [1] addenda, text block edges marbled red, hinges weak, bookplate to fpd (Huw Edwards), ink inscription to poetry TP (Edw Harries 1840 Llandisilio), light browning, offsetting. Chronicle printed by G Smeeton, 17, St Martin's. Lane, London. Poetry printed by William Bowyer; his records show 500 copies printed Uncommon. (Lowndes 2104/2735. Allibnone 1819. Brunet 2687700) (ESTC T145881. Lowndes 765). Title continues: translated from the Welsh copy attributed to Tysilio ; collated with several other copies, and illustrated with copious notes ; to which are added, original dissertations on the following subjects, viz.Evans, [pseud. Ieuan Fardd; called Ieuan Brydydd Hir], scholar and poet See ODNB.

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        A Delineation of the Strata of Derbyshire, Forming the Surface from Bolsover in the East to Buxton in the West, by a plate, designed from a tablet, composed of the specimens of each stratum within the above line, With an Explanatory Account of the same; Together with a Description of the Fossils found in these Strata; and also of the Nature and Quality of the respective Soils

      Sheffield: Printed by W. Todd, 1811. First edition, 4to, [2], viii, [2], iii, [1], 76, [2, advert]pp., folding engraved plate of strata with with key leaf, old signature of G. A. Garton [?], one plate of the first vase made of Blue John, orig. printed boards, rebacked. White Watson (1760-1835), sculptor, marble-worker, and mineral-dealer. Lived at Bakewell, Derbyshire, where travellers visited his museum-shop. Here, in this rare publication, Watson here describes "Derbyshire strata, with a section across them. The section is nearly two feet long; the general broad anticlinal structure is well shown, but the vertical scale is so enormously exaggerated as to distort the natural arrangement."—Challinor. Challinor, 25.

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        La scienza della scherma esposta dai due amici il barone Rosaroll Scorza. e Pietro Grisetti

      Dal torchio di Agnello Nobile libraio-stampatore, Napoli 1811 - Abrasioni e screpolature alla coperta naturali fioriture sparse (8) + 402 con 10 tavv grandi ripiegate f.t. p. - in-8

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      M[oskau?], 20. VII. 1811.. 1 S. 4to.. An einen Kollegen in St. Petersburg: "Ihren Brief vom 29. Mai, hochgeschätzter Herr Hofrath, habe ich erst vor drey Tagen erhalten. Herr Hofrath Rehmann hat ihn unterm 8. Jun. durch einen Reisenden abgeschickt, der erst vor einigen Tagen hier angekommen seyn soll und mir ihn durch die dritte Hand zugestellt hat. So geht es gewöhnlich mit den Reisenden! Ich gebe alle meine Briefe, an deren baldiger Bestellung mir etwas liegt, gerade auf die Post. Hätte ich Ihren Brief zu Anfang des Junis erhalten, so würden Sie den verlangten Schädel schon vielleicht in Ihren Händen haben. Vielleicht läßt es sich doch noch damit machen. Schreiben Sie mir mit umgehender Post, ob Sie ihn noch zum Krusensternschen Atlas brauchen können, wenn Sie ihn am Ende des Septembers oder in den ersten Tagen des Oktobers erhalten können? Ich will in diesem Fall sogleich nach Berlin schreiben, und ihn von da mit der Post auf meine Kosten nach Königsberg oder Memel kommen lassen, von wo aus er Ihnen nach St. Petersburg direct geschickt werden soll. Am sichersten würde es wol seyn, wenn er in Memel an die Akademie der Wissenschaften zu St. Pt. adressirt werden könnte. Sprechen Sie darüber mit dem Herrn EtatsRath von Schubert, und geben Sie mir in dem Fall, daß mein Vorschlag ausführbar ist, genau die Adresse an, welche auf das Päckchen zu setzen ist. - Die Einlage empfehle ich Ihnen zu baldiger Beförderung. Ich weiß die Wohnung d. H. HR. Rehmann nicht; sonst hätte ich Sie nicht damit beschwert [...]"

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        Auszüge aus den Tagebüchern und Papieren eines Reisenden. - Reise in Italien. Ersten Bandes erstes (-drittes) Heft. (Alles Erschienene!). I, 1: Neapel. - I, 2: Florenz. - I, 3: Milano, Parma usw

      Dorpat, auf Kosten der Verfassers und Leipzig, In Commission bey P. G. Kummer, 1811 - 1813.. 3 Bde. Mit 1 gefalt. Kupfertafel. XXII, 200 S.; SS. (201)-520; 4 Bll., SS. (521)-806. Marmorierte Pappbde. d. Zt. mit grünem Rückenschild. ADB XXII, 231; Goed. VII, 423, 22. - Johann Karl Simon Morgenstern (1770-1852) wirkte seit 1802 als Professor für Ästhetik, Eloquenz und Altklassische Philologie an der Universität von Dorpat; gleichzeitig war er bis 1839 der erste Direktor der Dorpater Universitätsbibliothek. Er prägte den Begriff "Bildungsroman" in einem seiner Festvorträge. Seine Mutter Johanna Morgenstern ist bekannt als Autorin des seinerzeit sehr beliebten "Magdeburger Kochbuchs". - 1808/09 unternahm Morgenstern eine ausgedehnte Reise durch Deutschland, Frankreich, die Schweiz und Italien, die ihn auch in sein heimatliches Magdeburg führte. Später veröffentlichte er den hier vorliegenden Teil, der die Reise durch Italien vollständig beschreibt; die weiteren geplanten Bände zu den anderen Ländern wurden nicht veröffentlicht. - Gering berieben. Tls. etwas braunfleckig. Schönes, dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar!

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        Allen's English Atlas, being a set of County Maps on Cards, shewing the whole of the Turnpike Roads, Great Rivers, Navigable Canals &c. adapted for the Instruction of Youth, in English Geography.

      1811 - Somers Town, London: Joseph Allen & Robert Rowe, 1811. 42 playing card maps (of 43), in original hand colour, with original box with title & rules on front, contents on back. England & Wales map lightly toned, nick in margin, other cards fine. Box worn. A rare first edition of this pack of playing card maps, each 93 x 63mm, with foliate borders containing the title of each map. According to the box label the game is played by taking tricks by playing a county adjoining the card on the deck. The England & Wales map is included as an aid, with a different coloured back. In this first edition each card has the publishers inscription 'Pub. by J. Allen, 3 Hampden Str. Sommers's Town 1811' under the title at top, and 'Also by R. Rowe, No. 19 Bedford Str. Bedford Row London' in the bottom border. In the second edition, later the same year, Rowe's inscription had been replaced by a panel of topographical information; apparently the partnership of Allen & Rowe had been dissolved. The maps next appeared in J. Thomson's 'New English Atlas' in 1823, and finally in Orlando Hodgson's 'The Pocket tourist & English atlas, being a new and complete set of county maps', 1827, by which time the maps were hardly 'new'. Surprisingly it was Hodson's edition that was the most familiar to the map world: it was not until 1985 that London map and playing card dealer Yasha Beresiner discovered this playing-card format and recognised the connection. MAP COLLECTOR: 30, p.40-1; KING: Miniature Antique Maps, p192 + Addenda. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LA UNION INDISOLUBLE. AVISO Á LOS INCAUTOS AMERICANOS CONTRA LA SEDUCCIONES DE NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, Y MAXÍMAS DE LOS NUEVOS FILOSOFOS.

      Havana: Don Esteban Joseph Boloña, 1811. - [6],28pp. Quarto. Quarter modern polished calf over linen-covered boards, spine gilt. Minor instances of light foxing at edges of first and last printed leaves. Lower corner of rear fly leaf torn. A very good copy. An extremely rare early 19th-century Havana imprint defending the monarchy and Spanish sovereignty on the Peninsula and in the New World against Napoleon and the negative influences of other contemporary philosophies. Issued during the Peninsular War, Figuera de Vargas' pamphlet was intended to promote the continued union of the Spanish realm in both hemispheres and to serve as a warning against the "seductive" elements of the French invasion and other pernicious influences. Due to a combination of climate and often poor paper quality, colonial-era Cuban imprints are rare. Not recorded in OCLC or Palau.

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        Specimens of the Early English Poets

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1811. Fourth edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Bookplate of Sir Thomas Baring (Probitate Et Labore -By honesty and toil) son of the founder of Baring's Bank (In 1802, Barings and Hope were called on to facilitate the largest land purchase in history - the Louisiana Purchase. Technically, the United States purchased Louisiana from Barings and Hope, not from Napoleon-Wikipedia) Three volumes in a contemporary dark tan leather binding with five gilt bands, maroon and brown title labels with gilt date (1811) and tooling to spines and gilt border to covers. Headbands and corners worn. Vol. II hinge tender, but holding.

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        Exploratory Travels through the Western Territories of North America . Performed in the years 1805, 1806, 1807 .

      Longman Hurst [et al.], London 1811 - Quarto, pp. xx, 436. Two maps, one of which is folding. Pike made the first American exploration of the Southwest, under US government auspices: it is consequently the foundation of any collection on that area. Most of this region was Spanish territory at the time,which led to Pike's arrest, with his entire party, above Santa Fe; he was sent to Chihuahua for trial. After considerable delay, and the confiscation of all his notes, maps, etc., he was escorted through Texas back to Louisiana. Pike called attention to the weakness of the Spanish defenses and the importance of the Santa Fe trade. The American first edition came out in 1810 in a very confused textual state; the British edition is much clearer due to the editor, Rees, who, "undertook to brink something like cosmos out of this chaos . by weaving as much as he could of the matter of the Appendixes into the main text, or into the footnotes thereto, thereby greatly reducing the bulk of the appendicial texts." (Coues quoted in Wagner-Camp). The folding map shows some minor foxing, common with this map; otherwise the text is quite clean and fresh. The binding is 19th century 3/4 calf over marbled boards. There is a bookplate on the inside front board, otherwise no markings. Very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres de Gresset

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

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