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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Honores Patrios consagrados a la tierna memoria del Señor Don Vicente Morales y Duarez, Presidente del augusto Congreso de Córtes, por el Excmo. Cabildo de esta capital de Lima, en VII. de Noviembre de 1812.

      Lima, Imprenta de los Huerfanos, 1812. - lii pp., (1 blank l.), with engraved portrait of Duarez (signed in Lima by Marcelo Cabello) tipped to verso of title-page. 2 works in 1 volume. 4°, modern cloth, spine with vertical title in gilt (minor wear). Overall very good. Bookplate of Rubén J. Dussaut. 2 works in 1 volume. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Morales y Duarez (1757-1812), who is eulogized in this Lima imprint with a selection of poetry and speeches, was a native of Lima, a creole and a jurist. He was elected deputy to the 1812 Cortes de Cadiz and served as vice president. During the constitutional debates he argued for the equality of Americans and Spaniards and for better treatment of Indians. In March 1812, Morales y Duarez was sworn in as president of the Cortes, but he died of apoplexy the following month. The eulogy describes his career in Peru (pp. 1-26) and in Spain (pp. 27-51).---- Medina @Lima 2754. Palau 115978: listing this and the @Oración together, as here. OCLC: 4394913 (Yale University, Harvard University, John Carter Brown Library, Stony Brook University); 472263811 (Danish National Library). ---- BOUND WITH: @BERMUDEZ, José Manuel. @Oracion Funebre del Señor Don Vicente Morales Duarez: Presidente del Soberano Congreso Nacional. Lima: Imprenta de los Huerfanos, 1812. Repair on final leaf with 8-10 letters in facsimile, but overall very good. 51, (1) pp.*Medina, @Lima 2801. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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        Large Flowering Sensitive Plant

      London 1812 - Dr. Robert John Thornton (1768-1837) hand-colored engraving Large Flowering Sensitive Plant, 15.25" x 12", is from his book titled The Temple of Flora, or Garden of Nature, Picturesque Botanical Plates of the new Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus. Thornton began to indulge his lifelong love for botany in 1799. Determined to surpass the Germans in scholarship and the French in printing artistry, he planned a book of philosophic and literary distinction, illustrated by some of the best painters working in Britain. Within the book there are five frontispieces, portraits and allegorical compositions with thirty-two plates of flowers. Thornton made up each set with twenty-nine or thirty-two in varied arrangements. The lengthy text was primarily written by Thornton himself, where artists were commissioned to design and paint the images. The majority of designs were done by Peter Henderson and Philip Reinagle. The intaglio plates - a varied combination of mezzotint, aquatint, line and stipple engraving, finished with watercolor -were executed by Bartolozzi and other English masters. The title notwithstanding, few of the plates are of scientific interest. It is the forceful stylization of flowers, together with their historical, allegorical and/or fanciful backgrounds (prescribed by Thornton) that place the Temple of Flora among the greatest botanical books of all time. Although in good condition, there is slight foxing in the margins with evidence of residual ink from opposite page.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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      Philadelphia: Printed for Mathew Carey, 1812. - 262pp. plus folding engraved map and six plates. 12mo. Contemporary tree calf, gilt label. Edges of covers worn, hinges tender. Contemporary ownership inscriptions on front free endpapers, verso of map, and titlepage. Age- toning and dampstains, offsetting from plates. A good copy. In a half morocco and cloth box. Styled the "fourth edition" on the titlepage, after the first edition of 1807 (but with the plates not found therein), which Howes states was the "earliest full first- hand narrative of the Lewis and Clark expedition, preceding the official account [by] seven years." "This 1812 edition seems identical in text with my 1807 and 1810 edition, but it has, added, a folding map and two preliminary pages headed 'Review of this Work.' The plates are the same, and the pagination is kept the same by eliminating the half title after the preface" - Streeter. STREETER SALE 3127. HOWES G77, "aa." GRAFF 1521. FIELD 597. WAGNER-CAMP 6:7. SABIN 26741. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 308.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      London, 1812 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Volume XIX of the Society of Antiquities journal Archaeologia. Disbound. With the first pages up til page 24 missing. With 44 plates, five of which are folding. The Society of Antiquaries of London is the worlds premier Learned Society for heritage. It is based at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London in the United Kingdom, along with the Royal Academy and four other leading Learned Societies. Includes An Account of a Stone Barrow, in the Parish of Wellow by Richard Colt Hoare, An Account of two Seals attached to a Deed of the Twelfth Century by Richard Powell, An Account of some Antiquities found at Fulbourn by Nicholas Carlisle, Some Observations on an Antique Bas-Relief, on Which the Evil Eye, or Fascinum, is Represented by James Millingen, Observations on the Body-Armour anciently worn in England by Samuel Rush Meyrick, An Account of a Chain of Ancient Fortresses, extending through the Southern Western part of Gloucestershire, A Defence of the early Antiquity of the Bayeux Tapestry by Thomas Amyot, and Observations on the ancient Military Garments formerly worn in England by Henry Ellis, among others. Condition: The binding of the text block is tight and firm. There is significant wear to the extremities, the spine is bumped with loss of most of the leather. The exterior pages have some handling marks. Internally the pages arebright and generallywith the occasional light foxing or handling mark. There is offsetting from some of the plates. There are light tidemarks to the edges of some of the pages. Overall the condition is fair due to missing pages and boards, with a very good interior..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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