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        Hymns for Little Children

      New York: Printed and sold by S. Wood at the Juvenile Book-store. No. 357 Pearl-street. 1812. First. First edition. 16mo. String-tied buff printed wrappers. 24pp (2pp) ads for Juvenile books sold by Wood. Several wood cuts, inside front wrap with four printed alphabets. Wrappers darkened and rubbed, and with a light splash mark, but still a sound and tight, very good copy. This pamphlet had many subsequent printings, this is the first edition, and additionally, while Wood was in business for several decades, this appears to be the first book he issued specifically from the "Juvenile Book-store" which seems to have been operated between 1812-1822. Very scarce, OCLC lists but three copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Works of. With an Account of his Life and Writings by Dugald Scott.

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies et al -11 1812 - First edition. Five volumes. 8vo. Slightly later tan half calf over marbled boards, spines with raised bands, new twin gilt lettered black labels, the armorial bookplates of Frederick Henry Norman to the front pastedown of each volume which are affixed over earlier, partially obscured, gift inscriptions. Expert repairs to several joints and spine ends with darkening to the leather, slight loss of gilt, a very good set overall. The final three volumes bear the date 1811, the first two volumes the following year. Volume I comprises "The Theory of Moral Sentiments", volumes II-IV "The Wealth of Nations" and volume V Smith's Essays and Dugald Scott's biography. Frederick Henry Norman (1839-1916) was a notable financier, the son a director of the Bank of England, and worked for the merchant bank Brown, Shipley & Co. for many years.

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        Historically important Autographed Letter Signed

      1812. unbound. 1 page, 10 x 8 inches, no place, August 9, 1812. In this letter, written to Allsops Bindings, Bancroft accepts the terms from his publisher in releasing an updated edition of the "...Philosophy of Colours," in full: "I am willing to accept the terms on which you propose to publish my work on the Philosophy of Permanent Colours, requesting only that you will allow me to take such copies not exceeding thirty or forty, as I may wish to give them to persons not likely to become purchasers...charging me for them the average cost of paper, printing, etc. In regard to the copies which it may be advisable to print, I think they should not be fewer than those of the former edition viz one thousand. Whether it may be prudent to increase the number to fifteen hundred is a question which I submit entirely to your consideration & decision. Should it suit Mr. Sidney to begin printing on Monday next and to call or send for a part of the work on Saturday or Sunday, if more convenient to himself, I shall be ready to deliver." Small chip at the top left corner; fraying at the bottom left corner; one-inch closed tear in the top margin. Very good(-) condition. Scientist, physician, and British "double agent" during the American Revolutionary War. As a scientist he published the scholarly book "Experimental Researches Concerning The Philosophy Of Permanent Colours," released in 1794 and updated in 1813. As a spy he was recruited by his close friend Benjamin Franklin, who never revealed whether or not he suspected Bancroft of treason.

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        Collins's Peerage of England; Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical. Greatly Augmented, and Continued to the Present Time, by Sir Egerton Brydges . [Complete in 9 Volumes]

      London : Printed For F. C. And J. Rivington, Otridge And Son, J. Nichols And Co. T. Payne, Wilkie And Robinson, J. Walker [And 26 Others In London] 1812 - Subject: Nobility - Great Britain. Other names: Brydges, Samuel Egerton, Sir, 1762-1837. Subjects; Genealogy & Heraldry - Great Britain. Genre: Biographies - 19th century. With illustrations of coats of arms and an index in vol.9. Bookplate to front pastedown. Finely bound all in the original [full] aniline calf; professionally and period-sympathetically re-spined. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and uniform tooling to the compartments . An uncommonly good example of a now frustratingly scarce set. 12 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        British Zoology in Four Volumes

      Wilkie & Robinson, London 1812 - Wilkie and Robinson; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown et al, London, 1812. 8vo (8.5 inches high). Pages xlvii, 568pp; 451pp; 545pp; xvi, 379pp ::293 engraved plates (some folding). The four volumes comprise: Vol. I. Class I. Quadrupeds. II. Birds. Div. I. Land; Vol. II. Class II. Birds. Div. II. Water; Vol. III. Class III. Reptiles. IV. Fishes; Vol. IV. Class V. Crustacea. VI. Vermes. In contemporary ¾ leather fast-back binding. Recent bookplates. With gilt bands decoration and titling to spine.In good condition. Front inner hinge and top 3 inches of outer spine cracked in Volume 1. Covers rubbed and with minor edge-wear but text-blocks and bindings firm. Some pages browned. Foxing to the title pages but otherwise contents, bright, unmarked and free from foxing; slight offsetting to a few plates. A good set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of America

      London: Cadell and Davies; F.C. and J. Rivington; Wilkie and Robinson and 23 others,, 1812. The Tenth Edition. In which is included the Posthumous Volume, containing the History of Virginia, to the Year 1688; and of New England, to the Year 1652. 4 volumes octavo (208 × 125 mm). Later red half pebble-grained morocco, pinkish ochre boards, title direct to spines, low bands with gilt rules, roundels gilt to compartments, single rules at corner and spine edges, marbled edges and endpapers. 4 folding maps, one folding plate. Slight shelfwear, some spotting on the boards, mild browning front and rear, overall a very nice set. First published in 1777. "Most highly regarded secondary source of its time" (Howes).Roberston's work "helped establish historical writing as one of the foremost literary genres of Enlightenment Scotland. The dignity of his style brought equal dignity to the subject matter, and in no small measure Robertson's works helped pave the way for the dominance of history that was to follow in the nineteenth century. Although in recent years both Hume and Gibbon have often been considered greater historians in terms of intellectual insight and historical comprehension, Robertson's contemporaries generally had no hesitation about making him their equal, if not superior" (ODNB). Regarded as Robertson's "most interesting, original, and even Romantic work," it was an immediate success, particularly so "on the continent, where it was considered Robertson's masterpiece (in Suard's translation), and went through nine editions between 1777 and 1780." An attractive set bound for Thomas Reynolds-Moreton, 1st Earl of Ducie, with his ownership inscriptions to the title pages, and Ducie gilt to the tails of the spines.

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        Explosion (Naval scene from the War of 1812)

      Philadelphia: 1812 - Explosion (Naval scene from the War of 1812) B. Tanner Philadelphia: 1812 Hand-colored aquatint engraving Sheet size: 14" x 17 " Condition: fair, 2 repaired tears and area of paper loss on bottom edge has been repaired

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        Travels Through the Southern Provinces of The Russian Empire, in the years 1793 and 1794

      London: Printed for John Stockdale,, 1812. Translated from the German ... 2 volumes, quarto. Recent antique-style sprinkled calf, red morocco labels. 52 plates (44 hand-coloured, 21 of these folding), 28 vignettes (23 hand-coloured), and 3 folding maps. Some offsetting from a number of the plates, occasional foxing and browning, largely to the heavier paper-stock used for the text vignettes, maps browned, as often, else a very good set, unopened and untrimmed. Second edition of one of the chief travel narratives describing Russia in the late eighteenth century, first published 10 years earlier. Pallas, an eminent German naturalist, describes what he saw "with Teutonic thoroughness" (Nerhood). A handsome production due mainly to the attractive and charming colour illustrations which appear as vignettes in the text as well as additional plates. The illustrations depict the natives of the regions traversed, their costumes and occupations, the scenery and landscapes. Although the title page calls for 121 plates, all of those listed are present. Pallas is best known for his contributions to botany, particularly the "Flora Rossica" and this travel narrative provides a background for his plant collecting ventures.

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        The Philosophy of Human Nature

      Richmond, K(entucky).: Printed by John A. Grimes. 1812. First. First edition. Octavo. Full contemporary tree calf with red morocco spine label gilt. Ownership signature of important early American industrialist and merchant Samuel Gardiner Wright, slight foxing, spine label a bit rubbed, near fine. Reasonably uncommon Kentucky imprint in a nice contemporary binding, and with good provenance. .

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        The Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of the Picturesque WITH The Second Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of Consolation WITH The Third Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of a Wife

      R. Ackermann, London 1812 - The Three Tours of Dr. Syntax - 'In Search of the Picturesque', 1812, iii, [1], 275pp, [3]; 'In Search of Consolation', 1820, [4], 277pp, [3] and 'In Search of a Wife', 1821, [4], 279pp, [1]. Volumes one and three in original boards, volume two in ?later boards. Volume one rebacked with the original spine laid down, volume two with the original paper label laid down, volume three rebacked with most of the original spine laid down. Slightly worn to extremities, otherwise in decent order. Internally some light browning, offsetting and occasional chipping to page edges, but generally quite clean. Previous owners bookplates to front pastedowns. Complete with two engraved titles and seventy-eight hand-coloured aquatint plates by Rowlandson. Volume one is the earlier state with Chapter I (not Canto I) with plate five in the earlier state. Volume two is a later state with plate twenty-two corrected to 'Skimmington'. All housed in handsome velvet lined, morocco backed, drop back boxes. Rowlandson Grolier Exhibition Catalogue 20, 21 and 22; Tooley 427, 428 and 429 and Abbey 266 and 267 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pears] Petit Muscat (Early Muscat Pear); Green Sugar Pear; Green Chisel Pear; Citron de Charmers

      G. Brookshaw, [London] 1812 - A fine image from Brookshaw's masterpiece: 'Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits'. George Brookshaw's 'Pomona Britannica' is the finest work on fruit and flowers ever produced. Its breathtaking images display a level of technical virtuosity and beauty that distinguish this magnificent work as a true work of art. As a retired cabinetmaker, Brookshaw produced his seminal botanical study late in his career, at first publishing it in parts and then as a complete edition in 1812. The fact that this outstanding work took ten years to complete is evident in the quality of its images and the care with which Brookshaw executed each individual picture. 'Pomona Britannica' was produced as a visual record of the best available varieties of fruit in an attempt to encourage gardeners to experiment with growing fruit, and illustrates examples found in the Royal gardens at Hampton Court, Kensington Gardens, and the private gardens of the Prince of Wales in Blackheath. 'Pomona Britannica' differs from other botanical works in its dark aquatinted backgrounds and its stylized compositions. By using aquatint to create a contrasting background, Brookshaw manages to produce a truly dramatic effect. His use of stylized composition distinguishes his pictures from the dry scientific illustrations found in other botanical studies and creates an exceptionally beautiful visual experience. 'Pomona Britannica' is not only a didactic study, it is a masterpiece of illustration in which every picture is a testament to the artist's talent and ingenuity. Cf. Dunthorne 50; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 81; cf. Nissen BBI 244; cf. Sandra Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona 40a. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition. Image size: 16 x 12 1/4 inches.

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        The Blue Egyptian Water Lily (quarto edition)

      London 1812 - Dr. Robert John Thornton (c.1765-1832) Illustrated plate from Temple of Flora, quarto edition London: 1812 Hand-colored stipple, mezzotint and aquatint engravings 22 1/2” x 19 1/2” framed Dr. Robert Thornton was determined that his country produce the greatest series of botanical illustrations of all time, and his Temple of Flora is unsurpassed as a botanical document of the Romantic era. Thornton assembled the finest flower painters to paint the original designs that served as the basis for the engravings, and no expense was spared in their production. These engravings are the first botanicals to include landscape backgrounds laden with symbolic, sentimental, and dramatic elements. It is the forceful stylization of flowers, as well as their historical, allegorical and/or fanciful backgrounds, that place the Temple of Flora among the greatest botanical books of all time. The work was first issued in parts between 1799 and l807. Thornton intended the work as a pictorial celebration, accompanied by prose and verse text, of the classification system of Linnaeus. He employed the artists Peter Henderson, Philipp Reinagle, and others to paint the plants, each in an exotic and romantic setting. Thornton exhausted his fortune on the book’s production, but in the process he created one of the most beautiful and distinctive works of botanical art of the modern era. In 1812, Thornton republished the Temple of Flora in a smaller scale for his quarto edition. Thornton was forced to sell his items at a lottery when faced with bankruptcy, after sales of the folio edition of the Temple of Flora failed to recoup his investment. He organized the Royal Botanic Lottery under the patronage of the Prince Regent, and it is thought that some issues of his quarto edition of Temple of Flora were given as prizes. Unfortunately, the lottery failed to help Thornton’s dire financial situation, and Thornton died with little money. The whereabouts of the original paintings, also included in the lottery are unknown.

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      Oxford: Clarendon Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1812. Hardcover. BIBLE; Art; RELIGION; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 839, 252 pages; (130 x 70 mm). King James version. Two title pages. Fine contemporary binding of full red rough grained morocco leather, stamped in gilt, with inner gold dentels, A. E. G, marbled endpapers. Fore-edge view of St. Paul's Cathedral from the Thames. ; 0 .

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        Observations on Arming Merchant Vessels, With a Description of the Patent Boarding Defence.

      London, Printed for the Author by J.C. Barnard, 1812 - Small octavo. (177 × 110 mm) Frontispiece a little split at one fold, no loss, and slightly damped, front free endpaper creased, light browning, otherwise very good in the original blue paper-covered boards, rebacked to style in grey paper. Folding frontispiece and 2 other folding plates. First Edition. Scarce, no other copy traced. "The general and decided approbation which the Patent Boarding Defence has met from those gentlemen, who have had an opportunity of inspecting the specimens, has led me to the farther consideration of the subject of Arming Private Ships." [From the Author's Preface]. When deployed the system rapidly extended a perimeter defence of over 250 bayonets around the ship. A model of the Boarding Defence "upon a scale of two inches to the foot. may be inspected; as also specimens in the proper dimensions for use, by application to the patentee." Armorial bookplate of Alexander David Seton of Mounie to the front pastedown, ownership inscription to the title page, perhaps Col. A.D. Seton, R.A. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Carte des europäisch- und eines Theils des asiatisch-russischen Reichs nach den neuesten astronomischen Ortsbestimmungen den grossen Atlas und andern Karten des russisch-Kaiserl. Karten-Depots verfasst, in Gouvernements eingetheilt, die Grentzen nach den letzten Friedenschlüssen berichtiget, dann die Post- und andere Hauptstrassen mit Bemerkung der Ortsentfernungen eingetragen. Carte de la partie européene et asiatique de l'Empire de Russie [.].

      Wien, T[ranquillo] Mollo, 1812. - Gest. Karte von 12 Platten mit 2 Supplementen, Blattmaß 147,5:129 (mit Supplementen 165:140) cm. Alt auf grobes Leinen aufgezogen und die Ränder links und rechts mit grünem Leinen gefaßt. Maßstab ca. 1:2,3 Millionen; Gelände in Schraffen und Schwungstrichen; Siedlungen z. T. in Aufrißsignaturen. Die aus zwölf Haupt- und zwei Supplementblättern bestehende Karte "dürfte gerade rechtzeitig erschienen sein, um es im Zusammenhang mit dem Rußlandfeldzug Napoleons als 'Kriegstheater' anbieten zu können. Diese das Gebiet zwischen Danzig und Tobolsk bzw. zwischen der Kara-Straße und Armenien umfassende Karte stellt, wie es in einer zeitgenössischen Rezension heißt, 'ohne überladen zu sein, [.] alle irgend beträchtlichen Orte, Gebirge, Flüsse, Seen usf. des Russischen Reichs und der angränzenden Theile desselben mit grosser Deutlichkeit dar, und ist allen bisher erschienenen Kriegsschauplätzen, da sie Astrachan und Tobolsk begreift, mit Recht bei ihrer übrigen Vollständigkeit vorzuziehen, da jene oft nicht einmal bis Moskwa gehen, und daher jedem, der die Geschichte des jetzigen Krieges verfolgen will, als ein sehr brauchbares Hülfsmittel zu empfehlen ist'" (Dörflinger II, 463f.). Die beiden unten bzw. rechts jeweils mittig angesetzten Supplemente betreffen das Gebiet um Tobolsk bzw. um Tiflis. - Stellenweise leicht wasserrandig; das Supplement zu Tobolsk stärker knittrig. Am oberen Rand (außerhalb der Platte) alte Lochung von früherer Wandmontage. Dörflinger II, 463: Mol 39. Tooley I, 332 (ohne die Supplemente). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Keiserliche Botschafft an die Ottomanische Pforte, welche auf Befehl Ihrer Röm. Keis. Maj. Leopoldus des I. der hochgebohrne Herr Herr Walter Leßlie. glücklich verrichtet, Anfangs in Lateinischer Sprache. nunmehro aber. verteutschet durch B(ernhard). Z(ech). v. W(eimar). O. O. u. Dr. 1672. 12°. 11 Bll., 349 (recte 348) S., mit gest. Frontispiz. - Angeb.: (Erdmuthe Sophia Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth), Handlung von der Welt Alter deß Röm. Reichs Ständen, und derselben Beschaffenheit. O. O. u. Dr. 1672. 264 S., Prgt. d. Zt.

      - I) VD17 39:131109X - De Backer-S. VII, 1812 - vgl. Mayer, Wiens Buchdr. Gesch. I, 1485, Apponyi 968 u. Weber II, 339 (lat. E.A. Wien 1668).- Erste, unautorisierte deutsche Ausgabe (eine vom Autor genehmigte Ausgabe erschien im selben Jahr bei Voigt in Wien).- Bericht des Klagenfurter Jesuiten Paul Tafferner (1608-1677) über eine Botschaftsreise an den türkischen Hof unter der Leitung von Walter Graf von Leslie. Er führte die "erste kaiserliche Großbotschaft nach dem Frieden von Eisenburg zur Hohen Pforte. Er erzielte zwar in der siebenbürgischen Frage keinen Erfolg, schloß aber einen Handelsvertrag ab und erstattete einen ausführlichen geheimen Bericht über die abnehmende militärische Kraft der Osmanen" (NDB XIV, 332).- ?The embassy started from Vienna in the Spring of 1664, down the Danube via Adrianopel to Constantinopel, and returned early in 1665? (Weber). ?Höchst interessante Schrift mit werthvollen Angaben über den Zustand von Ofen? (Apponyi).- II) Nicht im VD 17 (vgl. VD 17, 14:082779U Ausgabe 1670) - Woods-F. 10 - Jöcher II, 378.- Frühe Ausgabe (erstmals 1666), später unter dem Titel ?Sonderbare Kirchen- Staat- und Welt-Sachen? mehrfach erschienen.- Erdmuthe Sophie (1644-1670), Tochter des Kurfürsten Johann Georg II. von Sachsen, galt als eine der gebildetsten Frauen ihrer Zeit. Ihr vorliegendes Erstlingswerk stellt ein Frühwerk der Aufklärung dar. Enth. u.a. Regierungs- u. Ständeordnung, Religion u. Geschichte der versch. Länder, aber auch allg. Wissen über Metalle, Mineralien, Maßeinheiten.- Titel mit kl. Eckabriss, beide Werke leicht gebräunt u. tls. etw. braunfleckig, Ebd. fleckig u. etw. berieben.

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        Catalogus Bibliothecae - in 2 Bänden (Band 1 + 2 von 3)

      Norimbergae (Nürnberg), typis Bielingianis, o.J.(1812)/1813.. (Ebner von Eschenbach, Heinrich Wilhelm). Numerosae ab incluti nominis viro Hieronymo Guilielmo Ebnero, ab Eschenbach olim conclectae nune Norimbergae a die VIII. mensis Augusti Ann. MDCCCXIV publicae Auctionis lege diudendae. Quem in hunc ordinem redegit, his literarii maximam partem generis notationibus instruxit, hac praefatione auxit Godofredus Christopherus Rannerus (Gottfried Christoph Ranner). Volumen alterum (Latein). mit einem gestochenen Titelporträt. Pp. (Privateinbände) m. handschriftlichem Rückentitel, XLVI/380/XIV/509 S./Bl.. Enthält insgesamt 5023 Drucke des 16. bis 19. Jhs. - Rücken gebleicht, -kanten stellenweise beschabt, Einbände etwas unfrisch/fleckig, -ecken bestoßen, beide Bände fast durchgehend Nummerneinträge am Rand, Titel Band 1 fehlt, kleiner Eintrag auf Innenseite Einband hinten, minimal braun-/stock-/fingerfleckig, sonst sehr gut erhalten.

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      Vol. 1, 1812-1842; Vol. 2, 1842-1852; Vol. 3, 1852-1870. London: Chapman and Hall, 1874, 1873, 1874. 3 vols. Envelope addressed to the Garrick Club signed by subject (Dickens) laid onto front free endpaper. Extra illustrated with the inclusion of 137 engravings not normally included. xvii, 398, [6]; xx, 464; xv, 552 pp. Hardcover. 8vo. Full tan calf. 5 raised bands, gilt ruled and elaborately tooled devices in compartments with contrasting leather titles in gilt; all volumes professionally rebacked with original spines laid on; all boards and turn-ins gilt ruled with gilt corner devices; all top edges gilt; fore and bottoms edges untrimmed with light to moderate foxing; minor light foxing scattered through text. A nice and unique set.& & The Garrick Club is instituted for the general patronage of drama; for the purpose of combining the use of a Club, on economic principles, with the advantages of a literary society; for bringing together supporters of drama; and for the formation of a theatrical library, with works on costume.& Very good+/No dust jacket. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item). Our online prices currently reflect a 20% discount for our Fall Sale. No further dealer discounts are available at this time.

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        Strawberries] Hautboy Strawberry; Chili-Strawberry (Pine Strawberry); Alpine Red Strawberry; Scarlet Flesh Strawberry

      G. Brookshaw, [London] 1812 - A fine image from Brookshaw's masterpiece: 'Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits'. George Brookshaw's 'Pomona Britannica' is the finest work on fruit and flowers ever produced. Its breathtaking images display a level of technical virtuosity and beauty that distinguish this magnificent book as a true work of art. As a retired cabinetmaker, Brookshaw produced his seminal botanical study late in his career, at first publishing it in parts and then as a complete edition in 1812. The fact that this outstanding work took ten years to complete is evident in the quality of its images and the care with which Brookshaw executed each individual picture. 'Pomona Britannica' was produced as a visual record of the best available varieties of fruit in an attempt to encourage gardeners to experiment with growing fruit, and illustrates examples found in the Royal gardens at Hampton Court, Kensington Gardens, and the private gardens of the Prince of Wales in Blackheath. 'Pomona Britannica' differs from other botanical books in its dark aquatinted backgrounds and its stylized compositions. By using aquatint to create a contrasting background, Brookshaw manages to produce a truly dramatic effect. His use of stylized composition distinguishes his pictures from the dry scientific illustrations found in other botanical studies and creates an exceptionally beautiful visual experience. 'Pomona Britannica' is not only a didactic study, it is a masterpiece of illustration in which every picture is a testament to the artist's talent and ingenuity. Cf. Dunthorne 50; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 81; cf. Nissen BBI 244; cf. Sandra Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona 40a. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. Very good condition.

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        Discurso preliminar del proyecto de Constitucion Politica de la Monarquia Española presentado a Las Cortes Generales y Extraordinarias por su Comision de Constitucion.

      Valladolid, En la Imprenta de Cermaño, (1812?). - 82 pp. 4°, disbound. Small hole in lower inner margin of final three leaves, touching a few letters of text, but never affecting legibility. Slight soiling to title page. Overall in good condition. ---- The Spanish Constitution of 1812 is one of the critical documents in the constitutional history of the Western world. Acting as the first constituent Cortes in their country's history, 105 deputies (48 of whom were substitutes) framed a charter destined to serve long after as a cause and a banner for which men fought and died. The term "liberal" was added to the European political lexicon in order to describe the dominant faction in the Cortes, and the document produced was indeed liberal, even revolutionary.Many of the delegates to the Cortes were from the New World. The influence of this work on Latin American independence movements, as well as on political thought in Latin America to the present day, was of course profound. The influence of the Constitution can also be seen, however, in the Portuguese constitution of 1822, the Brazilian constitution of 1824, and in constitutions of Italy, Greece, and even France. It should also be noted that this was the @first written constitution to apply to much of the territory presently part of the United States: Florida, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California.The present preliminary discussion of the 1812 Constitution is signed and dated in print at the end, on p. 82, Cádiz, 24 December 1811 by Diego Muñoz Torrero as President of the Commission, and by José de Espiga, Joaquin Fernandez de Leyva, Antonio Oliveros, Vicente Morales Duarez, Antonio Joaquin Perez, Agustin de Argüelles, Mariano Mendiola, Francisco de Sales Rodriguez de la Bárcena, Alonso Cañedo, Pedro Maria Ric, Andres Jáuregui, Francisco Gutierrez de la Huerta, and Evaristo Perez de Castro as Secretary to the Commission.There are two divisional titles. The first, on p. [37], reads: @Continuacion de Proyecto de Constitucion Política de la Monarquía Española. Presentado á las Córtes Generales y Extraordinarias por su Comision de Constitucion. Contiéne la parte relativa á la Potestad Judicial. The second, on p. [63], reads: @Continuacion y conclusion del Proyecto de Constitucion Politica de la Monarquía Esapñola [@sic]. Presentado a las Cortes Generales y Extraordinarias por su Comision de Constitucion. Contiene la parte relativa al govierno interior de las provincias y de los pueblos ? á la observancia de la Constitucion, y modo de proceder para hacer variaciones en ella. The initial part of the @Discurso, which terminates on p. 35, is dated Cádiz, 17 August 1811. The first continuation is dated Cádiz, 6 November 1811 (p. 61). In all probability this Valladolid reprint of the original Cádiz 1811 edition appeared early in 1812. The final version of the constitution was promulgated in Cadiz, 19 March 1812.---- OCLC: 743646468 (a digital copy, at the Biblioteca de Castilla y Leon-Valladolid); 504040583 (locating a copy of the Cadiz, 1811 edition at British Library). CCPBE locates a single copy, described as "sin ecuadernación, deteriorado," at the Fundación Universitaria Española-Madrid, and does not cite any other edition. No edition located in Rebiun. No edition located in KVK (44 databases searched). Copac repeats the Cadiz 1811 edition at British Library only. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Mangas (Mangawa) - Japanische Farbholzschnitte

      . (1812). 58 unpaginierte Seiten mit 56 Original-Holzschnitten auf Japanpapier, original kartoniert, Blockbuch. - Band 1 / Enthält: Japanisches Kulturleben, Natur und Tiere / gutes Exemplar -

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        Collection of 3 theatre bills for Iffland's 1812 guest performance at Weimar.

      Weimar, [1812]. - 3 theatre bills. Folio (c. 220 x 355 mm). Announcing the performances of "Don Ranudo de Colibrados" and Kotzebue's "Der arme Poet" on Dec. 27, as well as the "Lästerschule" on Dec. 28. 12. (Iffland playing Don Ranudo, Lorenz Kindlein, and the Baron); Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice" on Dec. 29 (Iffland in the role of Shylock); and, finally, of Goldoni's "Der gutherzige Polterer" (Iffland's translation, with him playing Morhof) and Kotzebues "Der häusliche Zwist" (Dec. 30). - Iffland, who had created a sensation in 1782 as the first "Moor" in Schiller's "Die Räuber", gave his final performance in Weimar in the last days of December 1812. Goethe, who had previously succeeded in bringing the actor to Weimar in 1796, attended all performances and was Iffland's host on Dec. 28. A few days before Iffland's arrival, Goethe had written to Zelter: "It is probably one of the rarest of phenomena, and one, I think, that has never occurred with any other nation, that the greatest actor should generally select for himself parts, which are intrinsically unworthy of him, though, by his acting, he knows how to invest them with the highest momentary value" (12 Dec.) A few weeks after his departure, Goethe wrote: "Iffland's presence was a great delight to me. I gave myself up to the pure enjoyment of his talent, endeavoured to understand everything as he gave it, and did not trouble myself about what he gave [.] Thus I have greatly admired Iffland's way of throwing life into dead plays, - nay, his creation out of nothing [.] In addition, I thought it remarkable, that Iffland, who, in his written plays, aims at the most ample breadth, in his acting, conjures up again the conciseness and terseness of plays that are extemporized. How different our stage would seem, if he had not been forced to take this roundabout way [.]" (15 Jan. 1813). - Somewhat brownstained and wrinkled; slight edge defects; traces of folds and sewing. Numbered at the upper edge by a contemp. hand: "21"; "33"; "37".

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        Ta-Tsing-Leu-Lee, Ou les lois Fondamentales du Code Penal de la Chine . . . originairement imprime et publie a Pekin . . . Mis en Francais, avec des Notes, par M. Felix Renouard de Sainte-Croix [etc.]. Two Volumes

      Paris: Chez Lenormant, Libraire, Rue de Seine, n 8 [etc.]., 1812. 1/4 crimson morocco, gilt, light foxing and browning; a good set The French edition of the first work translated from Chinese into English (printed at London in 1810), China's Fundamental Law, both constitutional, civil & penal, with the emphasis upon the last; a rare work, two copies in the National Union Catalog

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        Osnovania mathematicheskoi teorii veroiatnostei. [Foundations of the mathematical theory of probability].Saint Petersburg: Academy of Sciences, 1846.

      Rare first edition of the earliest textbook on probability in the Russian language. This book initiated the Russian school of probability, which eventually, through the work of Chebyshev, Lyapunov, Markov, Kolmogorov, and others, established the Russian tradition of probability as a standard part of the study of mathematics. "The prime impetus for the initial development in the 1820s of probability theory in the Russian Empire (putting aside the eighteenth-century contributions of Leonhard Euler and Daniel Bernoulli) was the need for a proper basis for actuarial and demographic work, and for the statistical treatment of observations generally. Pierre Simon Laplace's classic work on probability (<i>Théorie analytique des probabilités</i>, 1812), which initiated the Paris school of probabilistic investigations, not only laid foundations for the subject, but also contained applications to real-world situations. Its ideology was brought to the Russian Empire, partly in response to the statistical needs mentioned above, by Viktor Yakovlevich Bunyakovsky (1804-89) [who had studied under Cauchy in Paris and translated the <i>Résumé</i> into Russian]... Bunyakovsky's prime achievement was the first treatise on probability in the Russian language (Bunyakovsky 1846). Its aim was the simplification and classification of existing theory; its lasting achievement was the creation of a Russian probabilistic terminology." (E. Seneta in <i>Companion Encyclopedia of the history & philosophy of the mathematical science</i>, pp. 1325-26.). Large 4to (282 x 215 mm), pp. [4], xvii, [3], 1-478, [2:errata] and 1 engraved plate (mispaginations: 157 for 159), 1 cm closed tear to upper margin of p. 5 not affecting text, two previous Russian owner's signature to title page, brown Russian half-calf over cloth with gilt spine lettering in Cyrillic, spine with some rubbing and light sunning to upper part of boards, inner hinges starting but ties still strong, corner a little bumped. In all a very good copy with no restoration, stamps, or other ex-library markings

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        Traité pratique des hernies, ou mémoires anatomiques et chirurgiaux sur ces maladies.

      Gabon,, Paris, 1812 - Text- und Tafelband. Paris, Gabon, 1812. 8° und Folio. XII, 472 S.; 15 S. Mit 21 Kupfertafeln von Adam. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. Garrison/Morton 3584. - Hirsch V, 198. - "One of the greatest classics on hernia" (HOH). 10 Tafeln jeweils begleitet mit einer Umrissradierung. Klassisches Werke über Hernien, in französischer Erstausgabe. Erschien erstmals unter dem Titel "Sull'ernia" in ital. Sprache 1809. Antonio Scarpa (1752-1832) war Schüler von Morgagni, lehrte in Modena und Pavia. - Titel stärker, sonst nur mässig stockfleckig. Mit durchlaufendem Wasserrand im Tafelteil. Sprache: N Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - Cádiz, 1812. Imprenta Real. Pasta española de la época algo rozada con hierros en lomera. 189pp + 11 láminas desplegables + 32 impresas en la imprenta de Burgos ( 1815 ) con explicación de las láminas., 15x11cm. Notas en guarda del anterior propietario ( éstas son de la época ). (Casa) CADIZ

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        Junius: Including Letters by the Same Writer, Under Other Signatures (now first collected) to Which are Added his Confidential Correspondence with Mr. Wilkes, and his Private Letters Addressed to Mr. H. S. Woodfall. In three volumes

      nbsp;London - F.C. and J. Rivington et al 1812 - Agorgeous set of thiscollection ofcontroversial political lettersfrom the mysterious 'Junius', published in the Public Advertiser between 1769 and 1772. Features frontispieces in every volume and numerous further plates, some folding, including examples of Junius's handwriting and portraits of eighteenth-century political figures. Junius (fl. 17681773), political writer, was the pseudonym adopted by the author (or possibly authors) of a series of letters which appeared once or twice monthly (sometimes more often) in the Public Advertiser, a leading London newspaper owned by Henry Sampson Woodfall, between 21 January 1769 and 21 January 1772. In this series Juniusnamed after the popular republican hero Lucius Junius Brutusopposed the policies of George III and the administrations of the serving prime ministers, the duke of Grafton and Lord North. Now a classic of English political commentary, the correspondence owes its influence to three interrelated factors: the high whig philosophy espoused to attack tory policies and celebrated political personalities; the literary power of the letters, one of the most effective uses of slanderous polemic ever employed in English political controversy; and, finally, the uncertainty surrounding their authorship. DNBCondition: In half morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally, extremely attractive and in excellent condition with very little shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Lovely and bright and clean throughout, with just the odd lightly spottedpage, particularly the facsimile handwriting plates,or instance of slight offsetting from the plates. Overall: NEAR FINE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chart of the World on Mercator's Projection

      Daniel Lizars, Jr. and William Home Lizars 1812 - Chart of the World on Mercator's Projection Daniel Lizars, Jr. and William Home Lizars From A New and General Atlas of the World Edinburgh: 1808-1812 Hand-colored engraving 27" x 41" framed to full museum specifications Condition: Very good; minor foxing and areas of discoloration throughout

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        The History and Antiquities of the Deanery of Craven, in the County of York.

      J. Nichols and Son, 1812. - 2nd Edition. Folio. pp. vii, 530; illustrations (including aquatints after Alken), folding pedigrees, map. Contemporary calf, with a later reback, some offsetting of the plates but generally a Very Good copy. Ex-Wigan public library with a gilt stamp on the front cover but no internal markings of any kind. The Alken aquatints are present in two states, hand coloured and un-coloured. This Large Paper Edition is uncommon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kritische Ãœbersicht der einzelnen Arten der Gattung von Eidechsen, welche ich Wandkletterer nenne, Linné aber und andere Geckonen

      o. O. und o. J. [München, auf Kosten der Akademie, 1812]. Separatum aus: Denkschriften der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu München für die Jahre 1811 und 1812.. Quart. Unter Rückenfalz geheftet. S. 31-70, mit einer in Kupfer gestochenen Tafel. - Erste Ausgabe. - Kirchner, 490. - Nicht in Nissen, ZBI. Nicht in BMC (Natural History). - Seltene, gleichwohl klassische Abhandlung über die Geckos aus der Feder des sowohl als Naturforscher als auch als Altphilologe geschätzten Frankfurter Professors. Unterteilt die Gattungen in I. Geckonen mit runden, II. mit halb oder ganz platten Schwänzen und III. zweifelhafte bzw. unbekannte Arten. - Erste Ausgabe. - Kirchner, 490. - Nicht in Nissen, ZBI. Nicht in BMC (Natural History). - Seltene, gleichwohl klassische Abhandlung über die Geckos aus der Feder des sowohl als Naturforscher als auch als Altphilologe geschätzten Frankfurter Professors. Unterteilt die Gattungen in I. Geckonen mit runden, II. mit halb oder ganz platten Schwänzen und III. zweifelhafte bzw. unbekannte Arten.

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        The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies . Containing an entire translation of the Spanish work of Colonel Don Antonio de Alcedo. with large additions and compilations from modern voyages and travels, and from original and

      Printed for James Carpenter, Etal, London 1812 - 5 volumes: xx+574+[2 ad] pages; 597+[2 ad] pages; 512 pages with appendix and tables; 636 pages with tables and appendix; xl+462+[errata]+105+[2 ad] pages with tables (one folding) and appendix. Half titles lacking Quarto (11" x 9") bound in three quarter leather with original marbled boards, new spines in gilt and new end papers. Translated from the Spanish by G[eorge] A[lexander] Thompson. (Sabin 368) First published in Madrid 1786-89. First English Edition. Condition: Attractively bound with some foxing through out and rubbing to the corners. Lacks the map volume else a very good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Mémoires de chirurgie militaire, et campagnes de D. J. Larrey... "

      Paris: J. Smith et F. Buisson [et J.-B. Baillière]. 1812-17-41. "First edition, 5 volumes, 8vo, folding plan, 17 engraved plates (1 folding; original red paper-covered boards, brown morocco labels on spines; spine of vol. 4 slightly discolored; the uncommon fifth volume, Relation médicale de campagnes et voyages, is in early 20th century half brown morocco, added endsheets on poor paper and brittle, and consequently the half-title and verso of the last leaf are browned, top of spine chipped; all else very good and sound. & & Garrison-Morton 2160 & 4442. A complete set of one of the most important books in the history of military medicine. & & ""Larrey was one of the first to amputate at the hip-joint . . . the first to describe the therapeutic effect of maggots on wounds, gave the first description of &#39;trench foot,&#39; invented the &#39;ambulance volante,&#39; used advanced first-aid posts on the battlefield, and devised several new operations . . ."" (G-M). & & ""The Mémoires offers a fascinating narrative, combining medicine and military adventure while recounting Larrey&#39;s work in campaigns in America, Corsica, Italy, Egypt, Prussia, Poland, Spain, Austria, Russia, Saxony and Belgium, and his activities after the defeat of Napoleon"" (Norman). & & Wellcome III 451, noting that there are two imprints: Stône for Smith, or, Smith. In the latter there is some resetting in the prelims. of the first 2 volumes. "

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        Cary's Traveller's Companion; Cary's New Itinerary or an Accurate Delineation of the Great Roads both Direct and cross throughout England and Wales

      London, Printed for John Cary, 1812 - Two antiquarian texts by John Cary bound as one: Contemporary leather wallet style presentation, with signs of wear some internal renovation tastefully done, fold over flap which would at one point have had a clasp. Marbled endpaper to the flap, otherwise plain endpapers, size: 7.5 x 5.00 x 2 inches approx., this book does contain inscriptions from the earlier owners to the title pages and endpapers, adds a bit of provinance and character. The first part consists of "Cary's Traveller's Companion or a Delineation of the Turnpike Roads of England and Wales shewing immediate Routes every Market Borough Town throughouit the United Kingdom laid down from the best Authority on a New Set of County Maps. To which is added an Alphabetical List of the Market Towns with the days on which they are held," 44 maps, hand coloured, followed by a list of 'Market and Borough Towns in England and Wales, also Figures of Reference to the Routes given at the end fro the Metropolis to each town.' this is followed by a list of the Routes exhibiting the Direct Road (by Reference to the Maps) the work ends with a series of contemporary advertisements. The second work follows immediatly with an instruction to the binder and then the title pages. " Cary's New Itinerary or an accurate Delineation of the Great Roads both direct and cross throughtout England and Wales; with many of the Principal Roads in Scotland from the actual admended supplement by John Cary Made by command of his Majesty's Postmaster General for Official Purposes, Under the Direction of Thomas Hasker Surveyor and Superintendant of the Mail Coaches. This books shows the immediate Route from the Metropolis to all parts of England and Wales from Town to Town in every direction distinguishing also the Cities, Market Borough and Corporate Towns, and those at which the Assizes are held and gives the time of the Mails Arrival and Departure from each. Describes the line of the navigable canals and the course of the rivers passed over. The number of houses and Inhabitants contained in each town. And those Inns which supply Post Horses and Carriages. Also The Inns throughout the Metropolis from which the Mail and Stage Coaches go and their departure & Route they severally take. The Noblemen Gentlemen's Seats situate near the roads, All of the packet boats and their time of sailing. Copious Indexes Maps of the Isle of Wight Environs of London Bath Brighton Margate Cheltenham and large map of England and Wales, peculiarly adapted to the Work. FIFTH EDITION Containing upwards of 9000 Additional Places" London printed by J Cary 1812. followed by an Advertisement, Table of Contents, Index of Direct Roads from London, An Alphabetically Arrangement of Principal Places that occur the Routes fo the Cross Roads, Coach Directory Index of Places, maps, Cary's New Intinerary from Surveys, 1-941 finishing with an advertisement. Packed with information, stagecoach routes and timetables, names and places. A fantastic piece of social and topographical history. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Book of Common Prayer, And Administration of the Sacraments, And other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David. Pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches.

      London:for John Reeves, 1812. - 8vo. (22 x 4 cm). Preliminaries, final section, and Brady and Tate 'Psalms' printed in double column, pp.[lvi]+487+[53]+[104]. Contemporary full straight-grained red morocco, spine ruled in six compartments divided by bands consisiting of wide gilt roll between fine rope rolls with both gilt and blind wavy rolls, gilt centre decoration with gilt 'sunburst' tool, single rope fillet to foot, covers elaborately bordered with gilt Greek key roll between reversed dot, interlinked 'drawer handle' and blind floral rolls, rope roll to board edges, stylised flower and dart roll to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Minor rubbing, backstrip a little darkened, near fine. A typical yet exquisite Regency binding of English red morocco. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lives of the British Admirals: Containing an Accurate Naval History, from the Earliest Periods. By. Continued to the Year 1779 by Dr. Berkenhout. A New Edition, revised and corrected, and brought down to the Present Time, by Henry Redhead Yorke.

      London, C. J. Barrington, 1812&#150;17 - 8 volumes, octavo (248 × 150 mm). Contemporary half calf on marbled boards, smooth spines, title gilt direct to the spine, black stained banding between rope twist gilt rules, gilt devices to the compartments, a little rubbed, some joints just starting, but remains sound and presents well. Frontiss. somewhat foxed and browned with associated offsetting, light toning to the text with sporadic foxing, but overall very good in an attractive Regency binding. Engraved portrait frontispiece to each. Contemporary ownership inscriptions of Christopher Heath of Chippenham to all front free endpapers and title pages. Best Edition, down to the Expedition against Algiers in 1816. Campbell's work, originally published between 1742 and 1744, was subsequently revised, expanded, and condensed in various editions issued up to a hundred years after his death in 1775. "A man of untiring industry and considerable accomplishment, Campbell is described as gentle in manner and of kindly disposition. There are several interesting references to him in Boswell's Life of Johnson, to both of whom he was known personally, Johnson being in the habit of going to the literary gatherings on Sunday evenings at Campbell's house in Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, until 'I began,' he said, 'to consider that the shoals of Scotchmen who flocked about him might probably say, when anything of mine was well done, "Ay, ay, he has learnt this of Cawmell."' 'Campbell is a good man, a pious man,' Johnson said of him on the same occasion: 'I am afraid he has not been in the inside of a church for many years; but he never passes a church without pulling off his hat. This shows that he has good principles.' Campbell told Boswell that he once drank thirteen bottles of port at a sitting. According to Boswell, Johnson spoke of Campbell to Joseph Warton as 'the richest author that ever grazed the common of literature'" (DNB).

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      J. McCREERY, BLACK-HORSE-COURT, FLEET-STREET, London 1812 - TITLE: CHRONICLES of ENGLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL.1812 AUTHOR: JOHN BOURCHIER PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: Printed for F. C. and J. Rivington; T. Payne; Wilkie and Robinson; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; Cadell and Davies; J. Murray; R. H. Evans; J. Mawman; and R. Baldwin. LONDON 1812 - REPRINTED By J. McCREERY, BLACK-HORSE-COURT, FLEET-STREET, LONDON 1811 (in back of volume one). EDITION: Reprint Edition assumed from the Pynson's Edition CATEGORY: History BINDING/COVER: Hardbacks without dust jacket COLOR: Brown BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: SIR JOHN FROISSART'S CHRONICLES of ENGLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, SCOTLAND, BRITTANY, FLANDERS, and THE ADJOINING COUNTRIES; Translated from the original French, AT THE COMMAND OF KING HENRY THE EIGHTH, By JOHN BOURCHIER, LORD BERNERS. REPRINTED FROM PYNSON'S EDITION OF 1523, AND 1525; with the names of places and persons carefully corrected. To which are added, a memoir of the translator, and a copious index to the work. There is a private book label with the name 'Thomas Erskine of Linlathen, an outstanding revisionary and constructive lay theologian in the early part of the 19th century' on the inside board that has left a nice age silhouette or imprint on the front endpaper. These private labels of Erskine should only increase the price of the books. CONDITION: The spine of the books have a cracking of the leather with mild chippings. The boards appear to have been reattached at one time or another. The corner edges are slightly bumped. There is a private book label with the name 'Thomas Erskine of Linlathen, an outstanding revisionary and constructive lay theologian in the early part of the 19th century' on the inside board that has left a nice age silhouette or imprint on the front endpaper. These private labels of Erskine should only increase the price of the books. Books are without marks or writings, pages are clean, and books are tight and sturdy. SIZE: 10 x 12 (approximately) PAGES: 797, 765 plus 53 index pages. COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid books will ship immediately without email notification to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCode E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 004808 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chronicles of England, France, Spain, Portugal, Scotland, Brittany, Flanders, and the Adjoining Countries; Translated from the Original French at the Command of King Henry the Eighth By John Bourchier, Lord Berners. Etc Etc

      F.C and J Rivington et al 1812, London - 2 vols, Vol 1, 25, [ii], 795 pp, 23, Vol 2, xix, 765 pp, 53, Full tan diced calf with gilt borders and ornaments on spine, marbled edges and end papers. Previous owner's bookplate on paste downs, hinges begining to split at head and foot of spine, but this is a very strong and secure binding generally. Spines a little rubbed and faded. Contents very good and clean

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        Convicts executed since the Year 1812 (inclusive) at Newgate. Manuscript record kept by the Rev. H. S. Cotton, Ordinary of Newgate.

      1812-37 1812 - Octavo ( 190 × 117 mm). Dark blue grained skiver notebook, neatly rebacked, blind rules to the spine, containing a 120-page manuscript in a clearly legible hand, together with numerous relevant news-clippings, earlier and later, elucidating the role of the ordinary and commenting on specific crimes, neatly tipped in. A little rubbed, light browning, and some off-set from the ink, but overall very good. 3 small etchings by W. Thompson, all dated in 1828 - "The Morning of Execution," "Condemned Criminals receiving the Sacrament," and "The Death Warrant," two bound in, one loosely inserted. Remarkable personal, and therefore illicit, record of the executions overseen by Cotton, the Ordinary, or Chaplain, of Newgate during his incumbency, 1814 to 1839. He notes the dates of execution, the names of the executed, and their crimes, occasionally noting some off the more interesting particulars. Cotton developed quite a reputation during his lengthy period at the gaol; Bleackley in his Hangmen of England describes him as; " a robust, rosy, well-fed, unctuous individual, whose condemned sermons were more terrific than any of his predecessors, and he was censured by the authorities for 'harrowing the prisoner's feelings unnecessarily' in the case of Henry Fauntleroy, the banker." (p.262) Fauntleroy, who was executed for forgery, was one of the many notable criminals recorded here who were on the receiving end of Cotton's characteristic ministrations. On the very first page is John Bellingham, who Cotton notes "shot Mr. Percival the Prime Minister, in the Lobby of the House of Commons," Spencer Percival is the only British Prime Minister to have been assassinated; in 1815 Cotton officiated at the execution of Eliza Fenning, a servant found guilty of attempting to poison her master's family with arsenic, and remarks that "[her] case excited almost as much interest as Elizabeth Canning's & Squires many years ago," she was hanged alongside Abraham Adams, convicted of the "unnatural crime" of sodomy, and William Henry Oldfield, who had raped a 9-year-old girl; in 1820 Cotton attended the Cato Street conspirators, the last case of hanging and beheading in the England, "They were decapitated after being hung - and buried in the prison in their cloathes [sic.] - Davidson was a black man." Aside from these high-profile cases, Cotton offers some interesting insights into the more macabre or bizarre side of nineteenth-century penal history. For example, John Ashton, convicted of Highway robbery who "sprung up on the scaffold after he was turned off and distinctly cried out 'Am I not Lord Wellington!' he was pushed off again by the Executioner," and Joseph Martin, executed for the same crime in 1821 who "was a Jew & had but one leg." At the rear Cotton has added a note that explains how in 1836 he had been asked by the new Sheriffs whether he "kept any other Journal relating to Newgate other than the one in the Keeper's Office" and had been forced to surrender "two books" to the Inspectors, who expressed their "regret that any Books [should exist] the entries in which have been kept secret from the Court of Aldermen." They feared that this would allow for reports to circulate that "it would render it impossible to correct if wrong, or contradict if untrue." Evidently Cotton did not surrender the present volume, and in a blatant gesture of defiance, adds several signed records directly after his transcription of this injunction. This extraordinary volume is much enhanced by the addition of 3 small etchings made by W. Thompson - "A Prisoner" - inside Newgate itself. They show "The Death Warrant," "The Morning of Execution," and "Condemned Criminals receiving the Sacrament," all printed on India paper and mounted, two marked as being proofs. In 1996, as part of the Oppé Collection, the Tate received a water-colour titled "Dr. Cotton, Ordinary of Newgate, announcing the Death Warrant," additionally inscribed on the mount, "Sketched on the spot by a pri [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      Darton Harvey & Darton and J. Harris, London 1812 - Miniature book (2 1/2" X 2 3/8"). 96p. Illustrated with 48 full-page copperplate engravings. In a modern and elegant binding of full dark green morocco with gilt spine title and panel decorations with rules on the bands, the covers with elaborate gilt decoration and with an onlaid frame of red leather with Greek key rolls Welsh 5003; Darton G654(2). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Folio A.B.A.A.]
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        THE ANCIENT AND RENOWNED HISTORY OF WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT Revised and Enlarged for the Amusement of All Good Children

      Darton, Harvey and Darton, London 1812 - pp. 48 (complete) (plus end papers "recycled" from 1811 almanac); title page with woodcut vignette dated 1812; ten half-page in-text woodcuts, engraved tailpiece to last page. Original paper covers with cord binding to spine, the covers are blank and it is therefore likely that the outer printed cover is missing. Contents good and complete, some general reading wear and finger soiling, a couple of chips to edges but no loss of text, some corners bent over, "Ann Barnecutt" written to the verso of the front free end paper in juvenille hand, some pencil additions to the inside of the rear cover. A good to very good copy of a very rare early children's chap book. A very scarce edition - we have managed to find just one auction result and that was over 20 years ago. No copy on Copac. Size: 16mo (8 x 12.5cm)

      [Bookseller: LOE BOOKS]
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      London: R. Ackermann, 1812; 1820; 1821. SECOND EDITION of the first tour; FIRST EDITIONS of second and third tours. Boards of second and third volumes fairly scuffed, but nicely furbushed and respined the bindings of all three books are uniform, sturdy, and presentable. Volume 1 text a bit grubby, else text and plates in all volumes are quite clean with some offsetting from plates. Fore-edge margins of plates shaved fairly close and occasionally into caption. 3 volumes. First volume in full tan smooth calf with spine gilt in 5 compartments; second and third volumes in contemporary calf respined to match first volume. iv, 276; (4), 277; (3), 277 pp. 30 full-page handcolored acquatint etchings in first volume; 24 each in second and third volumes. Handcolored title pages in first and third volumes. Handcolored tailpiece in third volume. Marbled endpapers. Directions to binder at rear of first volume, preceding text in other volumes. Nice set of perhaps the most popular color plate books of the early 19th century in. Ray 34; Tooley 427-9.

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      London John Booth and 1813 1812 - Quarto 14x11 inches, handsomely leather bound in full recent calf. Title as above, 38 pages and 41 HAND COLOURED AQUATINT PLATES. 2nd title CHRONOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL RETROSPECT OF THE MEMORABLE EVENTS OF THE WAR ON THE PENINSULAR, .dated 1813, with 13 HAND COLOURED AQUATINT COSTUME PLATES and 24 pages of text. Titles and text in French and English. THEREFORE ILLUSTRATED WITH A TOTAL OF 54 HAND COLOURED PLATES. Tiny embossed stamps to the titles and the occasional minor spot but basically a reasonable copy of this standard colour plate book WITH PARTICULARLY VIBRANT AQUATINTS. The reference books Tooley, English Books with Coloured plates and Abbey, Travel in Aquatint show plate numbers vary between 53 and 55 plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        Sketches of the Country, Character, and Costume, in Portugal and Spain, made during the campaign, and on the route of the British Army in 1808 and 1809 - [bound with:] Chronological and Historical Retrospect of the Events of the War in the Peninsula

      London: Printed for John Booth, Duke Street, Portland Square by B.R. Howlett, 49, Brewer Street, Golden Square, 1812 - Sometime before 1816, John Richardson Latimer went to Philadelphia to receive training in a counting house, probably that of his uncle, George. George arranged for John and his son, James, to enter the China trade. John made his first supercargo voyage to Canton in 1815. From that time until 1838 John made regular voyages between China and his home in Delaware, spending most of his time abroad.Profits from his years in China allowed him to retire at the age of forty.In 1838, he and his wife, Elizabeth Caldwell Keppele, moved to an estate known as "Latimeria." (Winterthur Museum has a small pantry from Latimeria installed adjacent to the Port Royal Parlor.) During his retirement years, John was elected to the Delaware constitutional convention, served as president of the Pennsylvania Society of the Cincinnati, and was a member of the executive committee for the Soldiers National Cemetery at Gettysburg. He died at his home in 1865 Folio. 53 hand-colored aquatints (40 views and 13 costumes, without an unlisted plate "Toro from the River Douro") by J. Clark after Bradford. Titles and text in French and English. Text watermarked 1809-10, plates watermarked 1815-16. Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked in half calf. Bookplate of Charles N. Bancker and signature of J.R. Latimer, Canton, 1832 on bookplate. Abbey Travel 135.3; Colas 421 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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