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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]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Plate 67 - Silver Rock Melon

      London: 1804-1812 - George Brookshaw (1751-1823) Hand-colored aquatint engraving from Pomona Britannica London: 1804-1812 28 1/4” x 24 1/4” framed The publication of the “Pomona” marked the re-emergence of the acclaimed artist into the public eye after a total disappearance of nearly a decade. A successful cabinetmaker with the patronage of the Princeof Wales, Brookshaw suddenly disappeared from view in the mid-1790’s, and with the “Pomona” he notonly trumpeted his return but demonstrated the skills he had acquired in a new metier: botanical art. Characterized by the highest standards of production and artistic quality, the superb illustrations that Brookshaw drew and engraved for the “Pomona” remain perhaps the most sumptuous and distinctive of the early 19th century. Brookshaw’s fine illustrations make excellent use of the rich, modulated tones that the aquatint process creates. The elegantly arranged and richly colored fruits emerge from deep brown backgrounds or float on a softly mottled light ground, creating a presence unlike that of any other botanical illustrations. Brookshaw asserts in the preface that the Pomona Britannica was an enduring work created for the enjoyment and edification of “succeeding generations.” The beauty and uniqueness of his illustrations guarantees the lasting value of this most exceptional work.

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        THE NEW BOTANIC GARDEN, Illustrated with One Hundred and Thirty-three Plants, Engraved by Sansom from the Original Pictures, and Coloured with the Greatest Exactness from Drawings by Sydenham Edwards. Two Volumes [in One]

      London: Printed for John Stockdale, by T. Bensley, 1812. 29 cm x 24 cm, pp. [vi], 503 (continuous pagination and register), plus 61 vibrantly hand-coloured engraved plates (includes frontispiece). Contemporary navy-blue crushed morocco, both upper and lower covers triple framed in gilt and blind pallet, with a blind floral border, ornate gilt spine panels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Covers rubbed and scuffed, upper corners bumped, armorial bookplate of Anthony Littledale to front pastedown. Foxing to front and rear fly leaves, else interior very good, crisp and clean.. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/I]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE THREE TOURS OF DR. SYNTAX:] IN SEARCH OF THE PICTURESQUE . . . IN SEARCH OF CONSOLATION . . . IN SEARCH OF A WIFE

      R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, London 1812 - In Lusciously Handsome Gilt Morocco. 235 x 146 mm (9 1/4 x 5 3/4"). Three volumes. FIRST EDITIONS IN BOOK FORM, First Issue of First Work, with plates in the first state. REMARKABLY PRETTY SKY BLUE CRUSHED MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, BY RIVIERE (signed at foot of front turn-in), covers gilt with double-ruled border, French fillet center frame, and floral cornerpieces, raised bands, spines elaborately gilt in compartments featuring elegant floral tools used for cornerpieces and centerpiece, broad and ornate gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt. One woodcut illustration, one engraved tailpiece, and 80 ARTFULLY HAND-COLORED AQUATINT PLATES BY THOMAS ROWLANDSON (including two engraved titles). Front pastedowns with engraved bookplate of Douglas Kerr. Ray 34; Tooley 427-29. Rear joint of one volume with thin crack along bottom inch or so, two covers with faint soiling, spines evenly faded to a very pleasing blue-gray, otherwise the beautiful bindings in lovely condition, with bright gilt. Leaves opposite plates lightly offset, otherwise very fine internally, the text clean and with substantial margins, and the plates finely colored. A painter whose special forte was caricature, Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) illustrated his subjects with pen drawings that captured the foibles and fashions of his day. The Syntax "Tours" feature a pedantic clergyman and schoolmaster meeting with an onslaught of amusing misfortunes in the course of earnest holiday travels. Told through a combination of Combe's comic verses and Rowlandson's caricatures, these misadventures constituted one of the most popular literary publications of the 19th century. The original "Tour" was conceived of as a parody of the books of picturesque travels then enjoying considerable popularity. When it met with a great response itself due to Rowlandson's comic art as much as to Combe's verses, two more tours followed: using the loss of Syntax's wife as plot motivation, the publishers issued "In Search of Consolation" and then "In Search of a Wife." Even this could not sate the public, and a number of imitations of the Syntax books were issued. William Combe (1741-1823), satirist, journalist, and society man, had travelled in his younger years with Sterne on the second lap of his "Sentimental Journey." An author who specialized in writing verses made to order for the creations of comic artists, he was just the man to provide the textual accompaniment for Rowlandson here. While later editions of these works (often with dreadfully worn out plates) can rather easily be found, it is difficult to find the first printings, and especially difficult in such handsome bindings as offered here. FIRST EDITIONS IN BOOK FORM, First Issue of First Work, with plates in the first state [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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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        [FORE-EDGE PAINTING] THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS

      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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        British Zoology. Four volumes: Quadrupeds, Birds Div.I. Land; Birds Div.II. Water; Reptiles, Fishes; Crustacea, Vermes.

      Wilkie and Robinson; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London, 1812 - Hardback. 4 vols. Contemporary full black leather with gilt decoration. Slight rubbing at edges with light wear and marks to boards, all edges gilt, slight foxing to first and last pages of each volume and to some plates, one page slightly loose otherwise a tight clean very good indeed set. Bookplate to pastedowns and owners name to endapers. Please be aware that this volume is very heavy and therefore extra postage will be requested. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Caraqueños: @[begins:] Llegó la época feliz del desengaño. El fatal error, origen de vuestras desgracias, debe desaparecer ante la verdad .

      [Cádiz], Imprenta Real, [1812]. - Caption title. (2 ll.). Folio, unbound. Horizontal and vertical foldlines, small stain, small inscription in upper outer corner of first leaf recto. In fine condition. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this exhortation to the citizens of Caracas, dated 1 February 1812. The author attempts to lure discontented Venezuelans back to the arms of Spain, complimenting them on their bravery during the Peninsular War and even proposing a face-saving excuse for their rebellion: that they were deceived by agents of Napoleon.Rodriguez de Ribas, a native of Caracas, was one of two Venezuelan representatives to the Cortes which met in Cádiz and drafted the landmark Spanish Constitution promulgated 18 March 1812. He was also one of five regents chosen to govern Spain until the return of Fernando VII.When Rodriguez de Ribas penned his address, the liberal government formed following Venezuelan independence, on 5 July 1811, was in grave danger of collapse. Copies of this address would have arrived in Caracas almost precisely at the time of the great earthquake of 26 March 1812, which many interpreted as a sign of divine disfavor against liberalism. Beset by an invading royalist force, slave revolts, and low morale, Venezuela again fell under Spanish control.---- Not in Palau. Not in Ayres Magalhães de Sepúlveda, @Dicionário bibliográfico da Guerra Peninsular. NUC: NcU, RPJCB. OCLC: 15030039 (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of California-Berkeley, John Carter Brown Library). CCPBE locates three copies, one at the Real Academia de la Historia-Madrid, and two at the Biblioteca del Senado-Madrid. Not located in Rebiun. Not located in Copac. [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]

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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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        LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS [ EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED, WITH ARTHORÕS SIGNATURE TIPPED-IN ]

      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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        Map of the Northern Part of the State of New York

      Newark 1812 - Medium: Engraving with hand coloring Dimensions: 30 7/8 x 50 1/2 inches Engraving by P. Maverick

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        The New Flora Britannica. Illustrated with one hundred and thirty-three plants, engraved by Sansom, from the original pictures, and coloured with the greatest exactness from drawings by Sydenham Edwards, in 2 volumes bound together in 1 volume.

      London: John Stockdale, . First edition. 1812 - Pp. 503, 61 fine hand-colored plates engraved by Sansom after Sydenham Edwards (1768-1819). Contemporary straight-grained light brown morocco, both covers with elaborate outer borders tooled in gilt and blind-stamped, spine in five compartments with wide semi-raised bands, lettered in the second compartment, the others with repeated decorations in gilt and blind-stamping, gilt turn-ins, all pages edges in gilt, 4to. This work was issued in two volumes; both volumes are bound together in one volume. This is the best published collection of Edward's work who was one of the greatest English botanical artists of the period. The plates from the "The New Flora Britannica" were first published by R. W. Dickson under the pseudonym Alexander McDonald in "A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening" (1807). However, the presentation of these plates in "The New Flora Britannica" is far superior due to the much more brilliant coloration and the fact that a higher quality paper stock was used to print the plates. See also Dunthorne 107 and Nissen BBI, 479. Armorial bookplate of G. Garnier on the front pastedown. Light off-setting of the frontis-plate onto the title page of volume 1, the superb hand-colored plates and the text is bright, clean and free from foxing or browning, armorial bookplate on the front endpaper, morocco on spine with a few old wrinkles, a few old mars to the boards; a very good copy in an attractive period binding.

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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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        REGLAMENTO PARA EL EXERCICIO Y MANIOBRAS DE LA INFANTERIA

      - 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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        Agave, or American Aloe (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&#148; x 19 1/2&#148; 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&#146;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&#146;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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        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]

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Wulf]
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