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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]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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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” 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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Chart of the World on Mercator's Projection

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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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 PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

      Philadelphia: Moses Thomas, 1812. - 324,242,[17]pp. plus engraved titlepage and six plates. Contemporary red morocco, gilt. Ownership stamping on cover, somewhat defaced, reading "E. Gerry". Minor foxing and soiling. Very good. Illustrated Book of Common Prayer for the Episcopal Church. This copy is notable for the ownership stamping on the cover: E. Gerry. Since, unfortunately, there is no inscription in the book, it is not possible to say definitively if this E. Gerry is Elbridge Gerry, the Founding Father; however, Elbridge Gerry was an Episcopalian and the time frame is correct (he died in 1814). As a man of stature, he surely would have owned a lovely copy of the prayer book, such as this. If this was indeed Elbridge Gerry's copy, it would have been used by him during his term as Vice President. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 24856, 26534. GRIFFITHS 1812/23.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        "Mémoires de chirurgie militaire, et campagnes de D. J. Larrey... "

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

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        Interesting Autograph Signed Letter (ALS) in Which Lear Refers to Knowsley Hall and Appears to Allude Enigmatically to The Recent Death of The Fourteenth Earl of Derby and the Accession of the Fifteenth Earl to The Title

      - DESCRIPTION OF ITEM: An autograph letter in which Lear writes to the art historian Alexander William Crawford Lindsay (1812-1880) on the R J Bush letterhead. After thanking Lord Lindsay for his ‘kind letter’ and expressing the hope that he and his wife are pleased with ‘the book’, Lear goes on to make the enigmatic reference, ‘Yes: Knowsley is indeed changed since I first went there in 1832 : - but it seems to me that perhaps yet greater changes are ahead’. HISTORICAL CONTEXT: Lear’s use of R J Bush’s letterhead places the letter sometime between 1870 and circa 1877 - this being the time Bush was acting as his publisher. In addition, Lord Lindsay travelled extensively in Mediterranean Europe studying and collecting art which would suggest that the book referred to is Lear’s ‘Journal of a Landscape Painter in Corsica’. This in turn would date the letter specifically to 1870, this being the year in which it was published. This date possibly helps shed some light on Lear’s mysterious comment about Knowsley Hall that ‘it seems to me that perhaps yet greater changes are ahead’. The death of the fourteenth Earl of Derby in October 1869 saw his son Edward Henry Stanley accede to the title. The two contrasted sharply with each other. The longest serving leader of the Conservative Party and three times Prime Minister, the fourteenth Earl had envisaged that his son would follow closely in his footsteps. However, although Edward Henry Stanley did serve under Disraeli, he failed to share the political sensibilities of his father with his sympathies laying far more with the Liberals with whom he would go on to align himself explicitly in later life. Given Lear’s familiarity with the family, it seems likely that this was possibly the ‘greater change’ to which he was referring. The Stanley family had played a major role in the development of Lear’s career. Lear first went to Knowsley Hall in 1832 when he was engaged by the Thirteenth Earl (Lord Stanley) to draw the animals in his extensive menagerie (one of the largest private Zoological gardens in Europe) and it was whilst here that Lear began writing limericks for his patron's grandchildren - limericks that would later be published in his ‘A Book of Nonsense’ in 1846 along with his ‘Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall’. Lear’s books of nonsense verse and limericks quickly gained a high profile in Victorian society and Ruskin even stated that Lear was one of his favourite authors. At the same time the rumour emerged that the real author of the books was Lord Stanley and that ‘Lear’ was simply a pseudonym derived from Lord Stanley’s title ‘EARL of Derby’. Lear later related how he had felt compelled to intervene when he overheard people discussing this theory on a train from London to Guildford, producing the name tag in his handkerchief, hat and coat pocket as proof that he really did exist (Ref: Preface to the 1872 edition of ‘More Nonsense’ – E Lear). Although the focus is often on his nonsense verse, it is worth emphasising that Lear was also a highly regarded artist of the time and even gave drawing lessons to Queen Victoria. In this vein, the recipient of the letter is Lord Lindsay (Alexander William Crawford Lindsay - 25th Earl of Crawford and 8th Earl of Balcarres (1812-1880)). Lindsay was a well known art historian with a particular focus on religious art and an early champion of the Italian Primitives (precursors to the aesthetics of the Pre-Raphaelites). He was also bother-in-law to Sir Coutts Lindsay who would go on to found the Grosvenor Gallery with his wife in order to provide an alternative venue to the Royal Academy for the display of the works of the Pre-Raphaelites and which would subsequently become a focus for the Aesthetic Movement. DETAILED CONDITION REPORT : 20.5cm x 13.3cm. 4pp with integral blank leaf. Mailing folds. Small semicircular stain circa 7mm diameter at the top and bottom edge of the vertical fold. Small (1mm) spot in bottom left corne

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

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

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

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

      [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

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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]

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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

      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.

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