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        Grapes] Black Prince Grape

      G. Brookshaw, [London] 1812 - Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. Very good condition. 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.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        A suite of four large etched views, the final one with contemporary hand-colouring.

      G. Testolini 1812 - Stitched as issued in original plain paper wrappers. Scarce. oblong folio. 231mm x 325mm. Published Jan. 1st, 1812 by G. Testolini, 73 Cornhill, London. The plates depict: Near Hanwell, Middlesex. /Near Kingston, Surry. / At Norwood, Surry. / At Wellyn in Hertfordshire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Spelman Books ABA, PBFA. (est 1948)]
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        Collin's Peerage of England ; Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical. Greatly Augmented , and Continued to the Present Time [9 volumes complete]

      For F. C & J. Rivington Et Al, London 1812 - Uniformly bound in three quarter brown morocco over marbled paper boards, spines with five raised bands and gilt titles and decoration, amorial bookplates on front pastedown and front free endpaper, front hinge of vol.2 with old tape repair and front hinge of vol.4 cracked and the rear hinge of vol 9 reinforced with binders tape, occasional marginal notes most in the same hand as an ownership inscription on the title page dated 1831. Overall a nice set. Postage will be at cost. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collins's Peerage of England; Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical. Complete set in 9 Volumes.

      F C & J Rivington etc 1812 - Nine volume set in original full leather binding, with red/brown and black title labels and gilt lettering and decoration to spine. 14 x 22cm; each volume between 552 and 807pp. All volumes have bookplate of Henry Thomas Buckle to front pastedown; Vol IX has "Alphabetical Index to The Peers" and a comprehensive General Index. Covers overall very good; boards of some volumes a little scuffed, others almost unmarked; a little more wear to spines, but still fully intact with only occasional slight cracking at the hinges; top edges rather dusty; clean internally, with just slight age-discolouration and very occasional light foxing. A very handsome set of this famous work, scarce in earlier editions. NB. HEAVY ITEM - WILL NEED ADDITIONAL POSTAGE PAYMENT [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rodney Rogers]
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        Fine portrait stipple bust-length engraving by Antoine-Achille Bourgeois de la Richardiere (1777-after 1830) after Antoine Paul Vincent (fl. 1800- 1812)

      Paris [ca. 1812]. With titling describing Kreutzer as the "Premier Violon de Sa Musique de la Majeste l'Empereur & Roi & Membre de la Reunion des Arts & de l'Amitie." 188 x 142 mm. A fine impression on wove paper. Trimmed inside platemark but with adequate margins..

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        Cases of apoplexy and lethargy: with observations upon the comatose diseases.

      . London, printed for Thomas Underwood, Medical Bookseller, ..., 1812, 8°, (8), 224, (2), 5 gestochene Tafeln, Halbledereinband der Zeit; Rücken erneuert.. Rare First Edition! - - LAST BLANK LEAF WITH ANCIENT MANUSCRIPT ENTRY FROM A PORTUGUESE PHYSICIAN DESCRIBING HIS PERSONAL WITNESS ACCOUNTS AND THEORIES ON CASES OF APOPLEXY IN PORTUGAL. - - The earliest illustration of a subarachnoid hemorrhage appears in a work by John Cheyne (1777- 1836) entitled Cases of Apoplexy and, Lethargy. Cheyne is usually recognized for his description of hydrocephalus and for his part in describing the syndrome of Cheyne-Stokes respiration, not for his association with cerebral aneurysms. The case presented by Cheyne was that of a woman who collapsed shortly after an altercation with her husband. The autopsy was performed by the surgeon and anatomist Sir Charles Bell (1774-1842). The illustration of the base of the brain shows a diffuse subarachnoid hemorrhage with a straw protruding from a hole in the carotid artery at its bifurcation. Although an aneurysm is not described, the history and the diffuse nature of the hemorrhage, and particularly the location of a hole in the carotid artery at the bifurcation, leave little doubt about its origin. The patient's husband was tried for murder but acquitted on the basis of Bell's testimony that her state of intoxication had made her more susceptible to a hemorrhage. Charles Bell does not seem to have discussed cerebral aneurysms in any of his extensive writings on the nervous system." Eugene S. Flamm, Cerebral Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, p.264ff. In Greenblatt, et al., Hist. Of Neurosurgery (1997) - - Rare - Not in Waller, Osler, Cushing and Normann. - - Garrison & Morton, No.4519.1; Welcome II, p.339

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        M?urs, usages, costumes des Othomans, et abrégé de leur histoire ; avec des éclaircissemens tirés d'ouvrages orientaux, et communiqués par M. Langlès.

      Paris, Nepveu 1812 - 6 vol. in-18, 20-XXXI-120-5-[3], [4]-227, [4]-252, [4]-283, [4]-232 et [4]-235 pp., avec 72 planches gravées et coloriées, demi-basane brune à coins de vélin, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale, complet des 72 planches mises en couleurs. L'ouvrage est une vulgarisation instructive et plaisante, dont le principal intérêt gît dans les figures : le peintre et dessinateur Antoine-Laurent Castellan (1772-1838) avait donné un travail autrement important dans ses Lettres sur la Morée (1808), suivies des Lettres sur la Grèce, l'Hellespont et Constantinople (1811). Bon exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque d'Alexandre de Beauffremont (ex-libris héraldique). Blackmer, 300. Colas I, 545. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        CATALOGUE OF THE LIBRARY OF THE LATE JOHN DUKE OF ROXBURGHE

      London: W. Bulmer and Co, 1812. quarter calf rebacked with newer leather and paper covered boards, leather spine label; later cloth trifold portfolio and slipca. Roxburghe. 8vo. quarter calf rebacked with newer leather and paper covered boards, leather spine label; later cloth trifold portfolio and slipca. 284+(1) pages. (Blogie III, 11; List of Catalogues of English Book Sales 1676-1900, 129). 9,353 lots. Auction of the collection of John Ker, 3rd Duke of Roxburghe, which commenced May 18, 1812, and continued 41 days thereafter, Sundays excepted, by Robert H. Evans, bookseller on Pall-Mall. Conditions of sale, preface, table of contents, list of abbreviations, order of sale. Catalogue includes title and place and date of publication. Included works on a wide range of disciplines such as theology, jurisprudence, literature, history, antiquities, and genealogy. Realized prices written in ink in margins of text. Boards rubbed and scuffed at edges. Bookplate on front pastedown. Previous owner's name and notes in ink on title page. Inner hinges reinforced with fabric tape. A landmark sale catalogue.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE TWELFTH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES

      Washington D. C.. Good+; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by . 40%. Sale price ends soon!***. 1812-1813. First Edition. Hardcover. Complete session bound in one volume, as published. Full tan calf leather cover with red leather spine label has heavy wear to extremities. Boards and spine are straight. Front hinge cracked, board partially holding. Binding is tight. Antiquated bookplate of John Glenn on front paste down and antiquated signature of Elias Glenn (Maryland attorney, U. S. District Judge, and founder of Glen Burnie, Maryland). Pages toned with moderate to heavy foxing. Antiquated marginalia on a couple pages. Extensive Table of Contents (at the rear) andI ndex. A rather momentous Session, much concerned with raising, organizing, equiping and financing an army and navy, the Declaration of War on June 18th, , the Embargo, the Barbary Pirates, the admission of Louisiana as a state, and a host of other matters, large and small, among the latter being an act to permit members of the Supreme Court to use the Congressional Library. ; 457 + 72 pages .

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        MY SON.

      A single sheet, probably intended as a nursery print, bearing six engravings with verse beneath. The sheet has been torn along the crease lines, where previously folded and has, at some time, been mounted on linen. Contained in a leather, gilt case. Some chipping and wear; else a very good copy. Rare. Darton H682 for the book. Osborne 641 for the book. A companion title to Gregory's My Daughter of the same date.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        BIOGRAPHIA DRAMATICA; OR, A COMPANION TO THE PLAY HOUSE

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London 1812 - 229 x 146 mm (9 x 5 3/4"). Three volumes bound in six. Edited by Stephen Jones. Third Edition. Inoffensive 19th century dark brown straight-grain half morocco, wide raised bands, gilt titling, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 164 portraits of playwrights, actors, and others affiliated with the theater, one of the portraits hand colored. Extra title label bound in. Front pastedown of each volume with bookplate of Hildegarde F. Schine. Joints somewhat rubbed, hinge at the back of first volume open, several scuffs and abrasions to spines, most corners rather worn, but the bindings all completely solid, with much of the wear masked by neat refurbishing. Variable offsetting (never severe) from inserted engravings, volume V with intermittent minor foxing and browning, isolated places elsewhere inoffensively foxed or spotted, but the text generally fresh and clean. This survey of the British theater contains "historical and critical memoirs, and original anecdotes, of British and Irish dramatic writers, from the commencement of . . . theatrical exhibitions," which Baker dates from the mystery plays of Richard II's reign (while recognizing the earlier efforts of travelling players, dating back to the late 12th century). There are brief biographies of playwrights, players, producers, and patrons, followed by listings and summaries of plays, with their date of first publication. Our extra-illustrated volume is furnished with portraits of a number of these luminaries. The grandson of Daniel Defoe and godson of the earl of Buchan, Baker (1730-67?) was a studious boy whose intelligence (and social connections) earned him a spot in the Tower of London training course for royal engineers. But the prospect of a scientific career was thwarted by Baker's love of the theater, and to his family's consternation, he repeatedly ran away to join troupes of actors. He married the actress Elizabeth Clendon (d. 1778) in 1762, and the couple lived mostly in Edinburgh, where Mrs. Baker was a star of the stage. Appearing for the third time in 1812, our book was first issued as "The Companion to the Play House" in 1764, then revised and expanded by Isaac Reed, being printed under the present title in 1782. DNB notes that "Baker's work was indebted to that of his predecessor Gerard Langbaine, and adds little concerning early dramatists, but has remained a useful reference work for the history of the early eighteenth-century stage." Although there are some condition issues here, the fact that the leaves have been untrimmed means that there are very ample margins throughout, and although there is some offsetting from the inserted portraits, these are plentiful, clean, and pleasing. There are other copies of the three early editions for sale in the market currently, but none of these others is extra-illustrated. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        HISTOIRE DES CAMPAGNES D` HANNIBAL EN ITALIE pendant la Deuxieme Guerre Punique., Suivie d`un Abrege de la Tactique des Romains et des Grecs et enrichie de Plans et de Cartes Topographiques tirees des Materiaux les plus exacts qui existent sur l` Italie. ATLAS #.

      A Milan de L` Imprimerie Royale, 1812 - Bll.+ XXII + 218 S. (Auf Velin-Papier) + 14 gefalt. Tafeln (dav. 1 Tafel mit 3 Teile) - TOME PREMIER # de 3 Tomes (1. Bd. z. e. 3 Bändigen. Werk !) - Papier innen sauber, nur am Schlusses etwas randstaubig, ergraut u. leicht stockfleckig u. auch fingerfleckig, Tafeln insgesamt nicht sehr betroffen. Wenig.-Bleistifteintragungen oder Randanmerkungen im Buch. * Frederic GUILLAUME de Vaudoncourt (1772-1845), franz. General de Brigade u. Kriegshistoriker. Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 Kl.-4° (26, 5 x 21, 5 cm), O(Dkl.-Braun)-HalbLnw. mit Goldgepr.-Rückentitel, Einband leicht bestossen u. berieben, Rücken mit kl. Flecken (nicht störend), Schnitt minimal staubig. Gutes Exemplar. Äußerst Selten ! Rare !

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am Ungererbad]
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        Historische, bildliche Darstellung der in Deutschland angebauten Küchengewächse; Oel- Färbe- Kräuter und der gemeinsten Giftpflanzen., Ein nützliches Lesebuch für die Jugend.

      Dresden, Berger, o. J. (1812). - Mit 74 handkolorierten Abbildungen auf 24 Kupfertafeln, Titelblatt, 106 Seiten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 12° (14 x 12 cm), einfacher marmorierter Pappband der Zeit. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Castellum Einzelunternehmen]
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        The History of Georgia Containing Brief Sketches of the Most Remarkable Events Up to the Present Day. Volume 1

      Savannah: Seymour & Williams, 1812. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Volume 1 only. [1], viii, 376pp. Original publisher printed paper covered boards. Restored. New thick paper spine with paper title label. Hinges professionally repaired. Untrimmed page edges. Light toning to pages. Volume 2 was published separately in Savannah 1816. The rear paper covered board includes advertisements for Seymour & Williams Publications.& & Howes M 33; De Renne p.344; Sabin 42793.

      [Bookseller: Americana Books ABAA]
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        [Pears] Petit Muscat (Early Muscat Pear); Green Sugar Pear; Green Chisel Pear; Citron de Charmers

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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

      London: F.C and J Rivington et al 1812. 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 . Very Good. Full Calf. 1812. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        Sketch of the Present State of Caracas; including a Journey from Caracas through La Victoria and Valencia to Puerto Cabello.

      Printed for Robert Baldwin, London 1812 - viii, 176 pp. 12mo. Modern quarter brown cloth over marbled boards, red morocco spine label titled in gilt. Hardback. Covers not only Caracas and the Venezuelan War of Independence but also important chapters on Curaçao and the 8th West-Indian Black Regiment. Robert Semple (1777-1816) was a merchant who traveled extensively in Africa, the Near East, South America, and Europe where his American birth gave him access to European countries from which the British were excluded during the Napoleonic Wars. Out of these journeys came a number of travel books between 1803 and 1814. After coming to the attention of Lord Selkirk, he was sent by him to govern his settlement on Red River in Upper Canada, where "he was murdered, not by the savages, but by his English brethren," Sabin. Four at auction in the last half century. Palau 307445. Sabin 79088. Cundall 1306. LCP. Afro-Americana 9275. Naylor 92. A near fine copy, with only very occasional foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        STORIA DEL TERRITORIO VICENTINO.

      1812-1815,, Caldogno, 1812 - 14 tomi in 7 voll. in-16, pp. XXXVI, 172; 360; 230; 360; 240; 424; 232; 152; 204; 248; 340; 348; 308; 432, leg. cartone inizi ’900 con tass. al d. L’opera più importante dello storico vicentino (Saccardo 1740-1824) e indiscutibilmente la più attendibile sulla storia del territorio di Vicenza. Lozzi 6421. Rumor II, 234-235.8. Belliss. esempl., di assoluta rarità. [0314]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        The British Flora. or Genera and Species of British Plants: arranged after the reformed sexual system; and illustrated by numerous tables, and dissections.

      Pub. London. 1812 - 5 vols. with many illustrations. Scattered foxing. Bound in half-calf with marbled boards. Some rubbing to board edges and faces and a stain mark to rear board of vol. IV. Otherwise a vg. set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise on the Blood, Inflammation and Gun-Shot Wounds. Two volumes

      Cox, Sherwood, Neely & Jones, London 1812 - v, 487; viii, 511pp. With 8 plates. G- : in Good condition minus without dust jacket. Spines worn and flaking with some loss. Upper board of volume one detached. Prelims of volume two starting. Sporadic foxing within. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland Brown half-leather cover over marbled boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        The Laws of Trade and Commerce, Designed As a Book of Reference in Mercantile Transactions

      London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-Row [etc.], 1812. Contemporary polished calf, the spine rubbed, some mainly marginal pencil notations, else a very good fresh copy First edition of a wide-ranging treatise, partly based on the works of Adam Smith and Lord Kames, with substantial portions devoted to international law, both in peace and war, and to insurance, principal and agent, bills of exchange, and bankruptcy

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        Sketches towards a Hortus Botanicus Americanus; or,. New and Valuable Plants of the West Indies and North and South America.

      London: Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1811 - [1812]. - 6 parts in one volume. 4to., (11 6/8 x 9 2/8 inches). 4-page list of Subscribers at end. Hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece (margins renewed) and 17 numbered hand-coloured endgraved plates, hand-coloured engraved vignette dedication leaf (some spotting to the first three plates, plate 11 with fore-margin renewed, small marginal repairs to the last three plates). Modern half-calf antique. Provenance: small ink library stamp of Clinton Hall Association on the title-page. First edition, bound from the six original parts issued between 1811 and 1812. With the printed date 1811 altered in manuscript to 1812. Originally born in Jamaica, Titford travelled extensively North America between 1807 and 1810, collecting botanical specimens, which he sent to the Society of Arts with over fifty drawings and a description of each type, classified under the system of Linnaeus, which he intended to publish in a book. On returning to England he ".began preparations for the publication of his Sketches towards a "Hortus Botanicus Americanus". It was issued in six parts in 1811 and 1812 in London by George Stower; the list of subscribers included the prince regent, Louis XVIII of France, the Royal Institution, the Royal Society of Arts, and many eminent botanists in England, Jamaica, and North America. The Critical Review of November 1811 described the first parts of the Hortus as 'a most excellent work for persons learning botany and all things pertaining to natural history and associated sciences' (Critical Review, 333)" (DNB). Nissen, Botany 1968; Pritzel 9370; Plesch, page 436; Sitwell, Great Flower Books, page 144. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Au bal masque album par Beaumont

      Wraps. Beaumont, Charles-Edouard de (1812-1888). Au bal masque album par Beaumont. Paris: Charivari, (ca. 1840). Benezit II, p.112. Folio. (13 1/4" x 10). Original brown illustrated wrappers, spine chipped, occasional marginal foxing. A very clean copy. Complete with illustrated title page and 30 full page lithographs, each with captions. Beaumont gained fame for his caricature of polite & elegant social life in Paris, paying most attention to young fashions and expressions. His lithographs in Charivari with their depictions of a public masked ball in Paris, as in Au bal masque, add a great deal to our understanding of the fashions and energies of these events. He is also known for his careful lithographs of children in Le bal d'enfants and Maximes en actions. Beaumont was also extremely popular in England.

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        A HISTORY OF THE VOYAGES AND ADVENTURES OF JOHN VAN DELURE. GIVING AN ACCOUNT OF HIS BEING LEFT ON THE N.W. COAST OF AMERICA.

      Montpelier: Wright and Sibley, . 1812 - 96pp. 16mo. Contemporary half calf and boards. Moderate to heavy wear to extremities, slight edge wear. Faint worming in end matter. One leaf with lower outer corner torn away, affecting text. Contemporary ownership signature on front and rear free endpapers. Overall very good. In a half morocco box. First Vermont printing of this entertaining, albeit apocryphal, story of Indian captivity and travel in the Northwest, after its first appearance in Boston in 1788. Though the structure of the narrative changed throughout its many editions, the tale remained the same. The author, a Dutchman, departed Amsterdam for China in 1783 and proceeded from there aboard a trading vessel to the northwest coast of America to participate in the fur trade. After a surprise attack by local Indians, Van Delure and his companion were hauled six hundred miles overland to a large city built on an island. Rescued from certain death by the local sachem, Van Delure married the Indian chief's daughter and lived among them for two years. In 1787 he encountered three white men who had supposedly travelled up the Mississippi from New Orleans. One of the men was Alonso Decalves, to whom this narrative is sometimes attributed. His meeting with the three men rekindled a certain homesickness, prompting him to extol the virtues of the Christian way of life to his native bride. The narrative ends with the textbook conversion of his wife and her father, followed by an account of his voyage home. "The fictitious account which includes the narrative of the Indian captivity of John Vandelure, Vandeleur, Vandeluer, or Van Delure, passed through many editions under varying titles. In most cases these bear the pseudonym of Alonso Decalves.In others, Vandeleur, himself, is given as the author. The narrative is also included in the 'Narrative of a Voyage.from Amsterdam to China and from there to.North America,' which purports to have been written by James Van Leason or Vanleason" - Sabin. The present edition is among the rarest of this oft-reprinted narrative. OCLC locates only four copies. McCORISON 1394. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 27374. SABIN 98466. AYER, INDIAN CAPTIVITIES 130. STREETER SALE 4232. VAIL 1188. HOWES V24, "b." FIELD 1593. OCLC 10248784.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Election 1. The Humours of an Election, 2. Canvasing for Votes, 3. The Polling, 4. Chairing the Member.

      T.COOK. 1812. - Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Size: 400 x 530 mm Good condition, narrow margins. Missing titles Set of 4 This progress, Hogarth's last, is based on the disorderly, riotous Oxfordshire election of 1754 in which the Duke of Marlborough, a Whig ("the New Interest"), challenged the entrenched Tories ("the Old Interest") in the established stronghold of the latter party. Aimed at the upper middle and upper classes, this series shows the cynicism of the aristocratic class toward electoral politics and delineates their attempted manipulation of the populace. It depicts politicians of both parties using slogans, flattery, bribery, alcohol, food and trinkets to expoit the population in the interests of their own undemocratic ambitions. It exposes both parties as exciting the most degrading proclivities of the least able sections of the electorate (the poor, the simpleminded, the maimed, the dying) to produce a violence and an anarchy that ultimately envelops all and threatens the very ambitions they sought to satisfy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        An Entire New Plan of the cities of London and Westminster: with the Borough of Southwark: Comprehending the New Buildings and other Alterations, to the year 1812.

      London. c1812 - Size: 475 × 890 mm. Good condition. Slight stain Copperplate engraving with some original colour. A detailed and interesting plan of London, dissected into 24 separate pieces, linen backed, with a mixture of block and outline colour. The colour is mainly confined to the river, gardens, fields, public parks and squares. Map folds down into its original dark blue slipcase with orange and black title. Slight wear to slipcase. Plan covers from Hyde Park to Whitechapel, from Islington to Bermondsey. Howgego No 227 (4)

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