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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]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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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, 1812–17 - 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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        SIR JOHN FROISSART'S CHRONICLES of ENGLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, SCOTLAND, BRITTANY, FLANDERS, and THE ADJOINING COUNTRIES

      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

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & ibooknet]
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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]

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        PICTURES OF ROMAN HISTORY, IN MINIATURE.

      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]

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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)

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        THE TOUR OF DOCTOR SYNTAX IN SEARCH OF THE PICTURESQUE: A Poem; THE SECOND TOUR OF DOCTOR SYNTAX IN SEARCH OF CONSOLOLATION: A Poem; THE THIRD TOUR OF DOCTOR SYNTAX IN SEARCH OF A WIFE: A Poem. (3 volumes)

      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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        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.

      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]

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        Agathocles, ou lettres écrites de Rome et de Grèce, au commencement du quatrième siècle.

      Chez Blanchard et Eymery 1812 - - Chez Blanchard et Eymery, Paris 1812, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 12 (10x17,5cm), 246pp. (1) et 239pp. et 255pp. et 281pp., 4 Vol. reliés. - Edition originale française, traduite par Isabelle de Montolieu. Illustrée d'un frontispice par Le Cerf. Le faux-titre du tome 1 est normalement remplacé par deux feuillets de catalogue. Plein Veau raciné d'époque. Dos lisse orné de deux caissons à la Grotesque, de fers urne et de multiples roulettes. Pièce de titre rouge et de tomaison noire. Charmante série, décorative. Quelques épidermures, un petit manque à une coiffe. Caroline Pichler est né à Vienne en 1769. Elle fut très tôt classée parmi les enfants prodiges, et son premier roman vit le jour en 1799, mais c'est avec Agathocles (1808) qu'elle connut rapidement le succès et fut traduit partout en Europe. Voilà ce qu'on trouve dans la bibliographie universelle de Michaud à son propos : Ce livre, qui vit le jour à l'epoque de la publication des Martyrs de Chateaubriand, repose sur la meme base, et n'est que le developpement de la meme idee sous une forme differente. Rien de plus curieux et de plus interessant que de comparer ces deux ouvrages composes dans le meme but et dans le meme temps, dans des langues et dans des pays si differents." (voir la note du traducteur qui disculpe Madame PIchler de toute imitation possible). Caroline Pichler fut longtemps le centre de la vie littéraire viennoise grace à son salon, elle publia son dernier roman en 1840. 246pp. (1) et 239pp. et 255pp. et 281pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Map of the United States Exhibiting the Post Roads, the situations, connexions [sic.] & distances of post-offices, stage roads, counties, & principal rivers

      Washington, D.C. [engraved in Philadelphia by Francis Shallus] 1812 - A monumental American map: this issue the first to be published following Louisiana statehood and in glorious full contemporary coloring. The decade following the ratification of the Constitution was marked by enormous growth in the new nation. Perhaps the greatest reflection of that development was in the Post Office. In 1792 at the time of the creation of the Post Office, the nation included 6000 miles of post roads and 195 post offices; by 1800, just eight years later, there were 21,000 miles of post roads (a 250% increase) and 903 post offices (a 360% increase). "From the beginning, the postal system needed to be visually profiled in detail. Accurate 'working' maps were needed for planning and operating mail routes, setting pickup-and-delivery schedules, assisting postal workers in post offices and distribution centers in sorting, establishing new post offices, negotiating contracts with carriers, and educating Washington politicians responsible for overseeing the Post Office . The task of creating the maps necessary to manage the rapidly growing U.S. postal system was assumed by Abraham Bradley" (Caldwell & Buehler). Bradley, born in Litchfield, CT and trained as a lawyer, initially served as the clerk to first Postmaster General Timothy Pickering. Among his duties was to compile information concerning the various routes of the nation. By the time Joseph Habersham became the second Postmaster General in 1795, Bradley, who was retained as the clerk, seems to have been well on his way to producing his great cartographic achievement. Synthesizing information from both published maps (including Buell, McMurray, Carlton, Arrowsmith and Hutchins) as well as information drawn from surveys undertaken for the Post Office, Bradley published the first edition of his map in 1796. That map, on a scale of 1:2,400,000, depicted the country as far west as the Mississippi, showing the location of 450 post offices and their respective routes and including a large table titled "Progress of the Mail on the Main Line" at the lower right. Three distinct issues of the 1796 edition have been identified, published between 1796 and 1800 (Wheat and Brun 128-130); additionally the northeast sheet only of the map seems to have been issued separately in 1796, constituting a fourth issue. The differences between the issues is largely in the number of post offices shown as well as the changing geo-political landscape, i.e. the changing boundaries of existing states or the addition of new territories. "Bradley's 1796 map was soon rendered obsolete. The postal system had grown from about 450 post offices as shown on Bradley's 1796 map to 1,405 post offices in 1804. More importantly, the 1803 purchase of more than 800,000 square miles of the French Louisiana Territory had markedly expanded the country. On August 29, 1803, Bradley wrote to President Jefferson, 'The great alterations which have taken place in the U.S. since my map was first published have rendered it of little use & I have for sometime suspended the sale.' A full depiction of the expanded United States and the inclusion of its hundreds of new post offices were essential for future system planning and route contracting . The new map was designed on a larger scale and with greater dimensions than the 1796 map to accommodate wider geographic coverage and a denser postal network. In fact, at 98 cm x 132 cm on four sheets, it has over 50% more surface area. The expanded coverage encompasses the newly acquired Louisiana Territory as far as 19 degrees west of Washington, but the sparsely settled northern extremities of the United States (the Lake Superior country, for example) are not shown. The geography of the Great Lakes is more accurately portrayed and far more detail is shown in the West than on the 1796 map. The nation's expansion is indicated not only by the Louisiana Territory and its subsequent division into the Orleans Territory and the District of Louisiana (1804), but also by the new Mi [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pineapple] Smooth Leaved Green Antigua Pine

      G. Brookshaw, [London] 1812 - A fine image from Brookshaw's masterpiece "Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits," the finest work on fruit and flowers ever produced. Its breathtaking images display a level of technical virtuosity and beauty that distinguish this magnificent aquatint as a true work of art. Brookshaw published this 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: 17 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches. Reproduction gilt frame. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collection of Haitian Presidential autographs, comprising autograph and partly printed documents on executive stationery, signed by eleven Presidents of the Republic of Haiti from Alexandre Pétion to Philippe Sudre Dartiguenave

      Most Port-au-Prince, 1812-1916. (HAITI) Chiefly 4to, one broadside folio. 20 items, single sheet printed letterhead or partly printed documents, accomplished in ink dated and signed, with two printed broadsides. Some toning or soiling and marginal chipping (large broadside split along fold), overall very good . An outstanding collection of Haitian material comprising items signed by 11 presidents: 1) ALEXANDRE PETION, president of Haiti 1807-1818. Autograph document signed "Pétion" as president, 6 April 1812, a laissez passer for Mr Douglass, on government business, and noting his white horse "which it is forbidden for whomsoever to touch under any pretext." 2) JEAN-PIERRE BOYER, president of Haiti 1818-1843. Autograph financial document signed "Boyer" as Commander-in-Chief of Port-au-Prince, 30 November 1817, a receipt for 185 gourdes. 3) FABRE GEFFRARD, president of Haiti 1859-1867. Manuscript letter signed "Geffrard" as President, 3 December 1860, ordering his secretary of state to pay General Simon Sam (see no. 7 below) the sum of 2,165 gourdes. 4) NISSAGE SAGET, president of Haiti 1870-1874. Manuscript letter signed "Nissage Saget" as President, 11 October 1870, requesting a report on the state of the Arsenal at Cap-Haitien (cellophane tape repair to verso at signature). 5) MICHEL DOMINGUE, president of Haiti 1874-1878. a) Manuscript letter signed "Domingue" as general and provisional commander of the département du Sud, 14 September 1868, promoting second lieutenant Hyppolite (see no. 6 below) to full lieutenant; Partly printed document, signed "Domingue" as president of the Etat Meridional d'Haiti, 25 January 1869, promoting Prosper Faure to the rank of générale de division; Manuscript letter, signed "Domingue" as president of Haiti, 11 December 1874, acknowledging receipt of dispatches from the interim secretary of war. 6) FLORVIL HIPPOLYTE, president of Haiti 1889-1896. Manuscript letter signed "F Hyppolite" as générale de division, 14 July 1875, concerning troop inspections; Manuscript letter signed "F Hyppolite" as president, 27 January 1896, concerning an appointment to the local police. 7) TIRESIAS AUGUSTIN SIMON SAM, president of Haiti 1896-1902. Manuscript letter, signed "T A S Sam" as president, 12 August 1898, to the secretary of the interior, endorsing a recommendation for a police appointment. 8) FRANÇOIS ANTOINE SIMON, president of Haiti 1908-1911. Manuscript letter signed "F.A. Simon" as générale de division, honorary aide de camp to the President, etc., 16 July 1896, to President Tiresias Augustin Simon Sam, concerning a recommendation for Camille Jean-François, acting police commissioner in the Cayes district; Typewritten letter, Signed "F.A. Simon" as president, 15 March 1909, conveying a military commission. 9) CINCINNATUS LECONTE, president of Haiti 1911-1912. Manuscript letter, Signed "Ctus Leconte" as president, 13 June 1912, concerning a request for police officers' uniforms; Printed broadside, presidential decree dated 16 August 1911, naming the members of his cabinet. 10) MICHEL ORESTE, president of Haiti 1913-1914. Typewritten letter, Signed "Michel Oreste" as president, 4 July 1913, concerning a commercial license for the representative of the Hamburg America Line. 11) PHILIPPE SUDRE DARTIGUENAVE, president of Haiti 1915-1922. Typewritten letter, signed "Dartiguenave" as president, 1 April 1916, concerning a widow's pension. With four additional Haitian items: Partly printed receipt for import duties paid by Capt Taylor of the American brig Pegasus, 6 November 1827, signed Lavartida, on letterhead of the National Treasury of Santo-Domingo; Printed broadside with vignette headed "Liberté ou la Mort", decree of the provisional government concerning the rental of properties held by the nation, 10 May 1843, following the overthrow of president Boyer; Autograph letter from générale de division Antoine Jeanty 27 November 1880, to the secretary of war; Partly printed consular document, Amsterdam, 16 December 1929, concerning bills and manifests for a cargo ship. An impressive and representative collection of Haitian leadership from the earliest years of the Republic's independence through the U.S. invasion of 1915

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        [Grapes] Royal Muscadine Grape

      [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.

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