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        CATALOGUE OF THE LIBRARY OF THE LATE JOHN DUKE OF ROXBURGHE

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

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

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

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        MY SON.

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

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        BIOGRAPHIA DRAMATICA; OR, A COMPANION TO THE PLAY HOUSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 1812. A fine image from Brookshaw's masterpiece: 'Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits'. George Brookshaw's 'Pomona Britannica' is the finest work on fruit and flowers ever produced. Its breathtaking images display a level of technical virtuosity and beauty that distinguish this magnificent work as a true work of art. As a retired cabinetmaker, Brookshaw produced his seminal botanical study late in his career, at first publishing it in parts and then as a complete edition in 1812. The fact that this outstanding work took ten years to complete is evident in the quality of its images and the care with which Brookshaw executed each individual picture. 'Pomona Britannica' was produced as a visual record of the best available varieties of fruit in an attempt to encourage gardeners to experiment with growing fruit, and illustrates examples found in the Royal gardens at Hampton Court, Kensington Gardens, and the private gardens of the Prince of Wales in Blackheath. 'Pomona Britannica' differs from other botanical works in its dark aquatinted backgrounds and its stylized compositions. By using aquatint to create a contrasting background, Brookshaw manages to produce a truly dramatic effect. His use of stylized composition distinguishes his pictures from the dry scientific illustrations found in other botanical studies and creates an exceptionally beautiful visual experience. 'Pomona Britannica' is not only a didactic study, it is a masterpiece of illustration in which every picture is a testament to the artist's talent and ingenuity. Cf. Dunthorne 50; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 81; cf. Nissen BBI 244; cf. Sandra Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona 40a. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition. Image size: 16 x 12 1/4 inches.

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        Chronicles of England, France, Spain, Portugal, Scotland, Brittany, Flanders, and the Adjoining Countries; Translated from the Original French at the Command of King Henry the Eighth By John Bourchier, Lord Berners. Etc Etc

      London: F.C and J Rivington et al 1812. 2 vols, Vol 1, 25, [ii], 795 pp, 23, Vol 2, xix, 765 pp, 53, Full tan diced calf with gilt borders and ornaments on spine, marbled edges and end papers. Previous owner's bookplate on paste downs, hinges begining to split at head and foot of spine, but this is a very strong and secure binding generally. Spines a little rubbed and faded. Contents very good and clean . Very Good. Full Calf. 1812. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Laws of Trade and Commerce, Designed As a Book of Reference in Mercantile Transactions

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

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

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

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        Au bal masque album par Beaumont

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        New Travels Among the Indians of North America; being a compilation, taken partly from the communications already published, of Captains Lewis and Clark, to the President of the United States.

      Philadelphia: James Sharan, 1812. - 12mo., (7 1/8 x 4 5/8 inches). (Browned and spotted throughout.) Dual wood-engraved frontispiece portraits of Lewis and Clark (a bit spotted). Library binding. Provenance: Contemporary pen trials to frontispiece. First edition. So-called "apocryphal edition" of Lewis and Clark, bearing the name of compiler William Fisher on the title page. According to Paltsits, "In most copies the second title page is lacking," as here. "Another surreptitious account, allegedly written by William Fisher, Esquire, was published by James Sharan and printed in Philadelphia by James Mawell in 1812. It sold for $1.25. The title, 'New Travels Among the Indians of North America; Being a Compilation, Taken Partly from the Communications Already Published, of Captains Lewis and Clark,' admitted that the book was a compilation and was 'taken partly from other authors.' The contents included the one paragraph 'Recommendation' of Thomas Jefferson and an 'Introduction' that was a paraphrase of that in the surreptitious volumes published in 1809 in Philadelphia and London. Fisher wrote with the same gratuitous but hollow language of Hubbard Lester: 'The advantages, that arise from the discoveries of unknown regions, are too numerous to be mentioned,' he noted. 'They arise one after another in continual succession. Geography, Civilization, Humanity, and the Arts and Sciences, received aid from them.' The 'New Travels' included Clark's letter from Fort Mandan of April 2, 1805; Clark's letter from St. Louis of September 23, 1806; data on the tribes that was identified as taken from the pen of Alexander Mackenzie; the 'Statistical View'; and the irrelevant fillers about Master Neddy and George Washington. The volume was little more than a reprint of the book of Hubbard Lester with a new author and a more honest title.William Fisher and Hubbard Lester were probably the convenient pseudonyms of a wily publisher" (Beckham, pp. 125-126). Stephen Dow Beckham, "The Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: A Bibliography and Essays." Wagner-Camp 8:6. Sabin 24509. Howes F153a, "aa." American Imprints 26261. 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 Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department.

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        An Entire New Plan of the cities of London and Westminster: with the Borough of Southwark: Comprehending the New Buildings and other Alterations, to the year 1812.

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

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        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.

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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. .

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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.

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        Velina. A moral tale. In two volumes. Vol. I [-II].

      Printed for William Miller 1812 - FIRST EDITION, 2 vols., printed on blue paper, with half-title and errata leaf in vol. i, vol. ii without half-title and with Whyte's Preface, some soiling and staining, a few early leaves in both vols. slightly frayed, a number of minor tears, none affecting text, pp. [vi], 216; [i], [v-] xiix, 196, [4, ads], 8vo, uncut in contemporary half calf over drab boards, volume number in Roman numerals in gilt on spines, rubbed and worn, repairs to spines, ticket of bookseller J. Caldwell, Blandford Street, Manchester Square, inside front covers, and book-label of Constance Strachey, Sutton Court, dated 1887, inside front cover of vol. i, small armorial bookplate apparently removed from possibly later flyleaf in vol. ii, front flyleaf in vol. i also possibly later, sound A rare novel, somewhat sensational in its plot, but very serious in its treatment of the subject of slavery: set, largely, in Jamaica. The author’s preface, which, rather oddly,here is bound at the beginning of vol.ii (of which more anon), concentrates on one aspect of the novel, namely ‘the chapters which regard the condition and improvement of the slaves’. He asserts that ‘some plan of instruction for the negroes, was not only expedient, but a matter of imperious necessity.’ His proposal is for plantation schools along the lines of those recently established in England by Dr. Bell and Mr. Lancaster - he doesn’t enter into the dispute as to whom originated the system. It is the eponymous heroine who is chiefly responsible for the introduction of such a school on a certain (coffee) plantation in Jamaica. She is the only daughter of Mandeville, scion of an ancient Kentish, now in somewhat reduced circumstance: his wife dies when the child was but seven years old. He brings her up according to his own notions of what a girl’s education should be, derived mainly from Turgot and Condorcet: he was determined that she should not turn out just one of the ‘beautiful automatons that crowd our assembles’. His neighbour is Colville, a Jamaican planter, and an abolitionist. Colville marries Velina: towards the end of 1795 Colville has to return to Jamaica, and Velina goes with him. Such was Colville’s prior goodness to his slaves, and such the success of the school, that when a slave revolt breaks in other parts of the island, his slaves remain faithful to him. The novel was written between the Slave Trade Act of 1807, (which, as Whyte points out means that ‘the period is now arrived when the black population in the West Indies, must depend entirely on its own natural means of reproduction’), and the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833. Haunting the narrative is the Haitian Revolution (not so called of course), and one chapter takes us to the new Republic, and Toussaint makes an appearance. The mainspring of the plot is the machinations of Velina’s would-be seducer, before her marriage to Colville, and later in Jamaica. There are many themes: religious toleration among them. The author, a barrister himself, also lambasts the current state of the judiciary in Jamaica.The make-up of the volumes is peculiar. Both vols. seem to have been recased, though not at all recently (the rear flyleaf in vol. ii is watermarked 1816), and accordingly one cannot be sure if the preliminary leaves have been interfered with. All the same, the Preface (signature b, beginning on p. [v]) has always been bound where it is: this pagination would fit it in with the preliminaries in vol. i, if it followed the half-title and title in vol. i - but the third leaf in vol. i, which bears the errata, is part of an incomplete gathering, being followed by a stub. In the BL copy (which is a good 15mm shorter than ours, and has been cruelly overstitched and rebound), the preface is in its natural place, and the Errata leaf is before the advertisements at the end of vol. ii. Two leaves in vol. i appear to be cancels, but there is no textual difference with the BL copy.There is a Jamaica connection in the Strachey family.

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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. .

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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 - The Tallest Set of "Syntax" We've Ever Seen. 251 x 156 mm (9 7/8 x 6 1/8"). Vol. I: Vol II & III: 260 x 160 mm. (10 1/4 x 6 3/8"). Volume III with eight pages of ads and original wrappers and ads from three monthly parts bound in at rear. Three separately published volumes. FIRST EDITIONS IN BOOK FORM. VERY HANDSOME GILT-DECORATED EARLY 20TH CENTURY DARK BLUE CRUSHED MOROCCO BY RIVIERE & SON (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with French fillet border, spines lavishly and elegantly gilt in compartments with a flower-filled cornucopia centerpiece surrounded by small tools and volute cornerpieces, inner gilt dentelles, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. With one woodcut illustration, one engraved tailpiece, and 80 ARTFULLY HAND-COLORED AQUATINT PLATES BY THOMAS ROWLANDSON (including two engraved titles). Front pastedown with engraved armorial bookplate of John Taylor Reynolds. Spines (uniformly) more black than blue, four of the covers with just a hint of soiling, most plates with variable offsetting (usually faint, but noticeable in a half dozen cases), other trivial imperfections, but AN EXTREMELY DESIRABLE SET nevertheless, with strong impressions and good coloring of the first edition plates, with very spacious margins, and with lovely bindings that are lustrous and virtually unworn. 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, and when it met with a great popular response itself, two more tours, as well as a considerable number of imitations of the Syntax books, followed. While later editions of these works (often with dreadfully worn out plates) can rather easily be found, it is much more difficult to find the first printings, and especially so in such handsome bindings as offered here. The presence of the wrappers from a few of the parts issues also helps to set this copy apart from its competition. But most important, it is the tallest set we have ever seen, with text leaves generally having about half an inch greater margin than the plates at the bottom and fore edge. (Our first volume, separately published eight years before the second, is 3/8" shorter than volumes II and III, and even it is at least as tall as any set previously encountered.) Under normal circumstances, we would not have purchased a set with the kind of offsetting seen here, but, in our eyes, the extraordinary size of the volumes more than compensated for this defect. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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)

      R. Ackermann 1812; 1820; 1821, London - 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. 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 SECOND EDITION of the first tour; FIRST EDITIONS of second and third tours [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]

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        Les Océanocrates et leurs partisans, ou la Guerre avec la Russie en 1812.

      Imprimerie de Didot, Paris 1812 - In-8 de (2) ff., 124 pp. : maroquin vert bouteille à grain long, dos lisse fileté or, roulette dorée encadrant les plats (reliure de l'époque). Rare édition originale. Ecrit de propagande en faveur de Napoléon, rédigé à chaud, lors de la campagne de 1812. Exemplaire ravissant en maroquin décoré de l'époque.

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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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