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        Pears] Easter Bergamot Pear, Tarlington Pear

      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 very good condition. Image size: 16 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches.

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

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

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        Group of Roses

      London 1812 - Dr. Robert John Thornton (1768-1837) hand-colored engraving Group of Roses, 15" x 12", is from his book titled The Temple of Flora, or Garden of Nature, Picturesque Botanical Plates of the new Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus. Thornton began to indulge his lifelong love for botany in 1799. Determined to surpass the Germans in scholarship and the French in printing artistry, he planned a book of philosophic and literary distinction, illustrated by some of the best painters working in Britain. Within the book there are five frontispieces, portraits and allegorical compositions with thirty-two plates of flowers. Thornton made up each set with twenty-nine or thirty-two in varied arrangements. The lengthy text was primarily written by Thornton himself, where artists were commissioned to design and paint the images. The majority of designs were done by Peter Henderson and Philip Reinagle. The intaglio plates - a varied combination of mezzotint, aquatint, line and stipple engraving, finished with watercolor -were executed by Bartolozzi and other English masters. The title notwithstanding, few of the plates are of scientific interest. It is the forceful stylization of flowers, together with their historical, allegorical and/or fanciful backgrounds (prescribed by Thornton) that place the Temple of Flora among the greatest botanical books of all time. With evidence of binding on right edge and slightly blurred letting this plate is in good condition.

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      London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones; 1812. - xiv,xiii-xvi,viii,132,[cxxxiii]-cxxxvii,[4]pp. plus eighteen handcolored plates of trees, seeds, flowers, and fruits (several figures to a plate) with accompany letterpress text explanations (with separate pagination) for each plate. Quarto. Antique-style half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Titlepage slightly soiled, minor age- toning. Contemporary gift inscription on first page of preface. Old repaired tear in bottom margin of first page of preface, touching a few lines of text. A very good copy. This copy bears a contemporary gift inscription on the first page of the preface: "The gift of Warwick Pearson Esq. of Kirky, Lonsdale, Westmoreland to Tho. Warwick Syndman, Antigua." Titford was a Jamaica-born physician who lived on that island for many years, travelled extensively in the United States, and described himself as a corresponding member of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts. Otherwise little is known about him, excepting this work, for which he made all of the original drawings for the beautiful handcolored plates. Titford's only known publication, the work was originally issued in six parts, and editions appear with titlepages dated 1811 and 1812. These factors may account in part for the variations in pagination between extant copies, supporting Ian MacPhail's comment in his "Titford's HORTUS BOTANICUS AMERICANUS." that "the cataloguer who is faced with the bewildering collation of J.W. Titford: SKETCHES TOWARDS A HORTUS BOTANICUS AMERICANUS, London, 1811, is likely to throw up his hands in despair." An exquisite color plate botanical work, one of the earliest to depict American plant species, here with a fine contemporary Caribbean provenance. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 14606. PLESCH, p.436. PRITZEL 9370. DE BELDER SALE 356. MacPhail, "Titford's HORTUS BOTANICUS AMERICANUS" in HUNTIA 1, pp.117-35. CLEVELAND BOTANICAL COLLECTIONS 757. ARNOLD ARBORETUM LIBRARY CATALOGUE, p.692. GREAT FLOWER BOOKS, p.144. NISSEN 1968. BEINECKE LESSER ANTILLES COLLECTION 638.

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        Newark Castle & Bridge Nottinghamshire

      Published by J. Deeley, 95 Bewick St. Soho, London 1812 - A dramatic view of Newark Castle in Nottinghamshire. The site became a fortified castle during the 12th century when Henry I gave Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln, permission to build ramparts and a moat. The castle was appropriated in 1139 by King Stephen but was reinstated to Lincoln in 1173. In 1216 King John died at the castle and thereafter it was seized by a group of barons. In 1218 Henry III besieged the castle and, after being bombarded in it for eight days, the barons surrendered. Restored and rebuilt in red sandstone by the end of the 13th century, it had become a magnificent fortified mansion. In Tudor times Henry VIII took the castle from Bishop Henry Holbeach and after that it remained in royal hands. During the Civil War, Newark was a Royalist stronghold. It was besieged four times by the Parliamentarians. King Charles I took refuge at the castle before retreating to Oxford, and the town finally surrendered its stronghold. Benezit mentions a British landscape painter by the name J. R. Hamble who was active in London during the early decades of the nineteenth century. He exhibited at rare intervals at the Royal Academy between 1803 and 1824, and was mentioned as an accomplished landscape painter. There is some confusion surrounding an engraver named J. Hamble who executed numerous topographical prints of the English countryside, and it is queried whether these artists are in fact the same person. Le Blanc mentions an engraver by the name of J. Hamble, but fails to list his works. Le Blanc, Manuel de L'Amateur D'Estampes I, p. 340; Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. 6, p. 703. Coloured aquatint. Printed on wove paper watermarked J. Whatman. In excellent condition with the exception of two small mended tears on the right margin. Two small mended tears on upper margin. Crease along left corner. Tiny skillfully mended tear on left margin. Image size: 12 7/8 x 19 1/8 inches.

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

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

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        The Life of Merlin, Sirnamed Ambrosius. His Prophecies, and Predictions Interpreted; and Their Truth Made Good by Our English Annals:, Being a Chronological History of all the Kings and Memorable Passages of this Kingdom, from Brute to the Reign of King Charles.

      Printed and sold by J. Evans, Carmarthen 1812 - 8vo. viii,324pp Contemporary marbled paper boards nicely rebacked in quarter leather, red leather lettering label, gilt. List of subscribers, index. Edges and corners worn else this is a very good copy. Reprint of the first edition of 1641 and scarce in its own right. Lowndes, p. 1064. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A General Collection of Voyages and Travels, forming A Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Discovery, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time (26 Parts)

      Published by Kimber and Conrad, No. 93, Market Street, Philadelphia 1812 - First American edition. Six volume set of the original 26 parts. Printed wrappers over thin pasteboards. Quartos, all untrimmed, with only 20 of the engraved plates present. Pinkerton, a master of the Edinburgh school of cartography, published his celebrated collection of travels from 1807 through 1814. This is a very scarce complete set of the original parts issued to American subscribers in wraps on a monthly basis from 1809-1812. As the engraved plates were included on an ad hoc basis, the exact number originally bound in each part is not known, though most were issued with three: a frontispiece and two bound in at the rear. Of the 20 plates present in this set, "A Norwegian killing a Bear," from part 1 is partly hand-colored, and part 3 contains a folding map of the Azores islands. Laid-in part 15 is a printed sheet from the publisher, "To the Subscribers to the American Edition." Ex-library set with a small classmark label on the upper left corner of the front wraps, and faint ownership stamp to the title pages and plates. Chipping to the spine backs, a few detached wraps, old dampstaining and light scattered foxing, part 4 lacking the front wrap, else overall a good set. A detailed collation of each part is available. *OCLC* locates only 3 holdings. *Shaw & Shoemaker* 18396. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The History of the Abbey Church of St. Peter's Westminster, Its Antquities and Monuments (2 Volumes)

      R. Ackermann, London 1812 - Folio - over 12. Book. First edition. 83 plates, 81 of which are handcolored. Aymer de Valance plate, or half title plate of second volume, credited to Pugin. Bindings are both tight. Spines rebacked. Calf vibrant and healthy re boards, excepting some edgewear, with small spot of calf worn through on vol 1. Some bumping of corners w/ also calf worn through in some corners. Spines have suffered dryness and cracking, but original spines preserved and mounted in rebacking. Bright gilding on calf boards. Plates are by and large clean. Considerable offsetting of plates. Otherwise, text pages are generally clean, with a few pages with foxing in volume 2. Overall, a very attractive set. If serious interest, I would rather send photos than have you rely on description. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Versuch einer Geschichte von Trier. Zweytes Bändchen: Mit Kupfern. Viertes Bändchen: Mit zwey Kupfern.

      J. A. Schröll,, Trier, 1812 - 2 Bde. Trier, J. A. Schröll, 1812 - 1820. 12°. 180, 258 S. Priv. HLd. der Zeit. Mit vier Kupferstichen auf drei Tafeln (2. Bd.) und einem von zwei Kupferstichen (Bd. 4). Abgebildet sind: 1, Die Facade der Kirche zur U. L. Frau in Tier. 2, Ansicht des Durchschnittes der Kirche Zur U. L. F. in Tier. 3, Ansicht der Kirche zur U.L. Frau von der Nordseite - Grundriß der nämlichen Kirche. 4, Karl Kaspar v. d. Leyen, Kurfürst von Trier. Es fehlt ein Kupferstich in Bd. 4. Zwei von fünf Bänden. Apart. - Ebd. berieben, V. etw. leimschattig, tlw. leicht stockfleckig, eine Tafel m. kl. Einriß, unterschiedliche Papierqualität, Gbrsp. - Wyttenbach, (1767 - 1848): da sein Vater ein Jahr nach seiner Geburt starb, wuchs er in armseligen Verhältnissen auf. Er war bis 1768 in Bausendorf, 1769/70 in Trier, 1770-1784 mit Mutter und Großmutter im Haushalt des Taufpaten Johann Hugo Freiherr bzw. Reichsgraf v. Kesselstatt in Koblenz Alte Burg. Ab 1784 studierte er Theologie auf Kosten seines Taufpaten an der Universität in Trier. 1788 brach er sein Studium ab, da er der Aufklärung zugeneigt war (Rousseau, Kant). Er wurde Hauslehrer der Familie des Großkaufmanns Philipp Christoph Nell in Trier bis 1794. Im November 1794 Hauslehrer der Familie des Tiroler Grafen Josef Spaur in Wetzlar, nach dessen Tod 1796 Rückkehr nach Trier. Er bewarb sich bei der französ. Zentralverwaltung des Saardepartements und wurde Mitglied der Schulkommission, 1799 Bibliothekar und Professor der Zentralschule, 1804-1846 Direktor der Sekundarschule, des Collège und Gymnasiums, 1. Stadtbibliothekar 1804-1848. Wyttenbach rettete etwa 60.000 Bände an Handschriften und Drucken der 1802 säkularisierten Kloster- und Stiftsbibliotheken im Saardepartement bis 1810 in die Stadtbibliothek Trier. 1801 war er Mitbegründer der Gesellschaft für nützliche Forschungen zu Trier und deren Sekretär 1809-1822, ferner Lehrer v. Karl Marx 1830-1835. - Der behandelte Zeitraum umfaßt 843 - 1511 sowie 1652 - 1715. Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plate 9 - Bleeding Heart, Ox-Heart, Maple-Heart

      London: 1804-1812 - George Brookshaw (1751-1823) Hand-colored aquatint engraving from Pomona Britannica London: 1804-1812 30 1/2” x 27” 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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        "Madonna della Sedia".

      . Kreidelithographie, 1812, nach Raffael (1483-1520), auf Velin. Darstellung im Rund. 28,8:24 cm. Literatur: Winkler 651.1 (dieses Exemplar). - Inkunabel der Lithographie, sehr selten!. Bei Charlotte von Raßler (von Gamerschwang) handelt es sich wahrscheinlich um ein Mitglied der Familie von Raßler, die seit 1720 auf Burg Weitenburg bei Ehingen im Neckartal ansässig ist.

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        Grundriß der Stadt Wien 1812.

      Vienna, Artaria, 1812. - 630:780 mm. Engr. map in original colour. Original Biedermeier frame with four brass corner fittings. This city map showing 1317 houses with their respective numbers was first published in 1802 as "Historischer Grundriß der Stadt Wien". It also shows two small historical plans (during the second Turkish siege in 1683 and in the 12th century). Formerly owned by Katharina Schratt and removed from the so-called Schratt Villa in Hiertzing's Gloriettegasse; cf. the written statement by the heirs of the map's last owner, the collector Josef Ringer (1916-2008). Eckl coll. IV, 755. Not in Mayer coll.

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        Boxiana; or, Sketches of Ancient and Modern Pugilism (complete in 5 Vols.)

      London: George Smeeton ****A CORNERSTONE OF BOXING LITERATURE**** The correct --and uncommon-- 1st edition of Pierce Egan's "Boxiana", complete in 5 volumes. 1812-1824. Bibliographically very tricky but all issue points conform to the 1st edition requirements as laid down by RA Hartley in his excellent reference on boxing literature, "History and Bibliography of Boxing Books" (#587, pgs. 144-46). Originally conceived as a broad history of the sport, the 1812 original volume proved popular enough to call for a 2nd and updated volume in 1818. Before issuing this new volume, though, the publisher reprinted the original 1812 ed. to continue drumming up interest in this new project. And, after the success of these two 1818 volumes (the reprint of the 1812 1st volume and the new, 2nd volume), another volume under the stewardship of Pierce Egan was published in 1821 and then a final installment with his imprimatur in 1824. Legal wrangling with the publisher, George Smeeton, followed and Egan withdrew from the project, marking the end of the original series. This set has held up beautifully; bright and VG+, still tightly-bound and well-preserved in its original half-leather (light brown calf) over boards. Vol. 1 alone has been elegantly rebound in a light calf to blend in nicely with the 4 other original bindings. Thick octavos, 2,880 pgs. all told. One of the landmark sets in the history of boxing literature..

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        Zur Farbenlehre. 2 text vols. and plate volume.

      Vienna, in Commission bey Geistinger, 1812. - 4 vols. bound in 2 and plate volume. (2), XL, 318 pp. (4), 296, (4) pp. (2), XX, 368 pp. (4), VIII, 333, (3) pp. Plate vol.: 24, 12 pp. With 17 (12 coloured) plates. Contemp. cloth with giltstamped red spine labels. 8vo and 4to. Second edition of Goethe's principal scientific work, the "Farbenlehre" (Sämmtliche Schriften, vols. XX-XXIII, with half titles), including the quarto-sized "Erklärung der zur Goethe’s Farbenlehre gehörigen Tafeln" and the "Anzeige und Übersicht", which is also usually found missing. "Goethe's first publication on optics culminated in his 'Zur Farbenlehre', his longest and, in his own view, best work, today known principally as a fierce and unsuccessful attack on Newton's demonstration that white light is composite" (DSB V, 445). In 1810-17, Geistinger published a pirated edition of Goethe's works; the "Farbenlehre" was issued both separately with its own title page and as part of the collected works. The scarcity of Geistinger's edition (the only one published during the author's lifetime to include the "Farbenlehre") is dicussed by K. Dorn in his article "Habent sua fata libelli", in: Aus dem Antiquariat 1988, p. 379f. Goethe counted this edition of his works among the good ones, but himself owned only an incomplete copy. - Much rarer than the edition published in 1810: not in ABPC auction records since 1975; OCLC lists only two copies (Johns Hopkins Univ., San Diego Univ.). - Slightly browned and brownstained; plate volume foxed; plates trimmed and mounted on backing paper. A very nice copy with old ownership stamp from a school in Tulln/Donau on flyleaf of plate volume. Hagen 348, 348 b-c. Kippenberg 387 & 388. Goedeke IV/3, 583, 46 a 1. Schmid 68-71 & 77-79. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jornal poetico, ou collecção das melhores composições, em todo o genero, dos mais insignes poetas portuguezes ?.

      Lisbon, Impressão Regia, 1812. - vi, 304 pp., (4 ll.). 8°, late nineteenth- or early twentieth-century antique tan sheep (very slight wear), blind tooling to covers and spine, spine with raised bands in six compartments, crimson morocco lettering piece in second compartment from head, gilt letter, top edge rouged, other edges uncut, marbled endleaves, all 10 original printed front wrappers (and one rear printed wrapper) bound in. Partially unopened. A few quires very lightly browned. Overall in very good to fine condition. Lithograph bookplate of Jayme M. de Moura. ---- FIRST EDITION of this collection of poetry edited by Marques Leão, whose famous bookshop in Lisbon was a meeting place of poets. The @Jornal, published in 10 parts, contains two poems by Brazilians and many more by important Portuguese poets.Domingos Caldas Barbosa contributed a sonnet on p. 11. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1740, this writer has been described as the "first Brazilian whose poetry has an entirely native flavor" (Bandeira p. 61). His parentage was mixed?father Portuguese, mother African?which led nineteenth-century critics to dub him the "Mulatto Muse." After serving in the army in Colonia do Sacramento (present-day Uruguay), he travelled to Portugal and became the protégé of the Conde de Pombeiro, and remained in Lisbon until his death in 1800. Caldas Barbosa was a founder and president of the major literary establishment of the eighteenth century, the Nova Arcadia. @Viola de Lereno, Lisbon 1798, his major work, is the first work in a truly Brazilian style of writing. Caldas Barbosa's poems were extremely popular and successful during his own lifetime and are still valued today. (See Blake II, 200-2 and Innocêncio II, 186.)On pp. 128-34 of the @Jornal poetico appears the poem "Ao nascimento de D. José Thomas de Menezes, filho de D. Rodrigo José de Menezes, Governador de Minas Geraes" (sometimes also referred to as the "Canto genethliaco") by Inácio José de Alvarenga Peixoto (1744-1793), whose Arcadian name was Eureste Phenicio. Alvarenga Peixoto, born in Rio de Janeiro, became one of the principal poets of the "School of Minas." He had settled there with his wife after studying at Coimbra, but was accused of participation in the Inconfidencia Mineira and exiled to Ambaca, Angola, where he died. Only about 20 sonnets and a few minor pieces of his work survive, making it difficult to assess his work. Goldberg (p. 62) describes him as a predecessor of the Romanticists, and Putnam (p. 87) thinks he had real poetic talent, but that his association with palace life lent an artificial quality to his writings. (See also Bandeira pp. 57-8 and Blake III, 272-3.)Among the Portuguese poets included in the volume is Pedro Antonio Joaquim Correia Garção (1724-1772), whose "Soneto ao Desembargador Antonio Diniz da Cruz" appears on p. 116. Correia Garção was one of the first, most prominent and most influential members of the Arcadia. According to Bell he "did good service in his determined efforts to deliver his country's literature from foreign imitations and the false affectation of the time, and to revert to the classics, Greek, Roman and Portuguese" (Bell pp. 272-3; see also also Saraiva and Lopes pp. 665-8.)Another Portuguese Arcadian poet whose work appears in the @Jornal poetico is Manoel Maria de Barbosa du Bocage (known as Amano Sadino; 1765-1805). Three of his poems are included: "Elogio poetico a admiravel intrepidez, com que em domingo 24 de agosto de 1794, subio o Capitão Lunardi no balão aerostatico" (p. 77); "Oitavas ao mesmo assumpto" (pp. 78-83); and "Ericia, ou a Vestal, tragedia" (pp. 154-208). Barbosa du Bocage wrote a great deal of occasional verse, although Bell thinks he was capable of much greater things. In fact, one of the pieces Bell cites as showing how Barbosa du Bocage frittered away his talent is the poem in this volume on Lunardi's 1794 balloon ascent. The poet was an infantry soldier, but deserted at Damão and spent some time wandering through China, Macao and Go [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Don Francisco Xavier Venegas de Saavedra ? Virey, Gobernador y Capitan General de esta N.E. Las Córtes generales y extraordinarias atendiendo á las ventajas que resultarán de permitir á la Provincia de Santa Marta y demas paises de ultramár que disfrutan la gracia de comerciar con las Colonias amigas, la exportacion del oro y de la plata, decretan .

      Mexico,, 15 December 1812. - Broadside (43 x 29 cm.), disbound. Fold lines, left margin a bit tattered. Overall good. Venegas' rubric and signature (of another official?) at foot. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION. The Viceroy and Captain-General of New Spain, D. Francisco Xavier Venegas de Saavedra, disseminates a decree of 22 December 1811 by the Consejo de Regencia on behalf of D. Fernando VII, regarding the mining of gold and silver in the province of Santa Marta, and the sale of gold and silver to Spanish colonies in the Americas; "La resolución contenida en los artículos precedentes se entenderá con calidad de temporal, y hasta tanto que se arregle el comercio en general."The decree came ten days after Venegas had suspended the Constitution of 1812, whose proclamation in September had caused great disruption in the capital. Venegas was recalled to Spain in February 1813.---- Not in Medina, @Mexico (cf. nos. 10818-9). Not in Gonzalvez del Cossio, @Cien adiciones or @510 Adiciones. Not in @Sutro Collection. Not located in NUC. Not located in OCLC. Not located in CCPBE. Not located in Rebiun. Not located in University of Texas at Austin online catalog. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autograph Document Signed.

      - Early Illinois surveyor and soldier; settled in Illinois as a War of 1812 veteran and served in the Black Hawk War in 1832; an investor in Texas, he relocated there in 1833 and founded the city of Wheelock in south central Texas, where he served as land agent, surveyor, rancher and farmer; a friend of Sam Houston, he served in the Texas revolution and throughout the Republic years; under President Anson Jones he served as Indian commissioner. ADS, 1p, 7 3/4" X 6 3/4", n.p. [Illinois], 1819 March 23. Very good. Moderately age toned; bit of minor edgewear. Promissory note in which Wheelock borrows $666.66 from Joseph Bowers and Daniel Converse, to be paid "Twelve months from this date." Boldly, legibly penned and co-signed at lower left by one A.E. Ross as witness. A retained draft, as attested by the squiggly circle drawn by Wheelock at right of his signature in lieu of an official courthouse embossing. Extremely interesting docketing on verso: On 30 May 1819, two months after this promissory note was written, the assignees sign over the note to DANIEL P. COOK (1795-1827). Below this, on 14 June 1819, Cook signs the note over to John T. Lusk. Cook was an important Illinois lawyer, publisher of the influential "Western Intelligencer" and a critical figure in Illinois achieving statehood; in 1818 he was elected to Congress, the state's only representative, and served four terms; dying at the young age of 33, the state's most famous county was named after him four years later. Anything in Cook's hand is quite scarce, and this choice example appears to have made its way into the law books ("Reports of Cases at Common Law and in Chancery, Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, From its First Organization in 1819, to the End of December Term, 1831" by Sidney Breese, second edition, with additional notes by Edwin Beecher; Chicago 1877). There the case of John T. Lusk vs. Daniel P. Cook is recorded, a cryptic case involving the assignments of two promissory notes from Cook to Lusk. Details of this specific Wheelock note are not mentioned there, but the fact that underneath the Cook note another hand (likely Lusk's) pens "Verdict for Lusk on two notes $1495.26" strongly suggests that this was one of the two notes involved in the lawsuit. An intriguing and scarce early Illinois item. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Campaigns of the British Army in Portugal, under the command of General the Earl of Wellington, K.B. Commander in chief. Dedicated by permission to his Lordship.

      printed by W. Bulmer and Co. and published by Messrs. Colnaghi and Co., London 1812 - Portada, 2 h., 18 p., 1 h. sin num. Retrato y 18 grabados por Lévêque, Bartolozzi, Heath, Fitler, Comte, Vendramini, Schiavonetti, todos según dibujos de Lévêque.Carpeta de época restaurada, tejuelo original en piel negra con greca y triple filete dorado en plano superior: military plans; conservada dentro de estucho en pleno tafilete rojo con profusa decoración estilo Imperio a base de hierros y grecas doradas. Estuche [Império Graça] Los grabados muestran las distintas batallas y operaciones militares que tuvieron lugar en España y Portugal durante la Guerra de la Independencia durante el mando de Sir Arthur Wellesley sobre las tropas aliadas: el desembarco de las tropas inglesas en la bahía de Mondego, la batalla de Roliça, la batalla de Vimiero, la expulsión de Portugal de las tropas francesas con el General Junot al frente, el ataque de los franceses en Grijó, el paso del Duero en los alrededores de Oporto por la Armada Anglo-Portuguesa, el puente de Nodim sobre el río Dave, la derrota de la retaguardia francesa en Salomond, el puente de Saltador, la vista desde el puente del Miserere, la batalla de Talavera, la batalla de Busaco, la vista de las tropas inglesas desde Villafranca, la toma de Badajoz, la batalla de Arapiles, la batalla de Vitoria, y la salida del príncipe regente de Portugal hacia Brasil; todos acompañados por un texto explicativo en inglés. Henry Lévêque [Ginebra, 1769-Roma, 1832] -gran dibujante y grabador- realizó numerosos viajes por España y Portugal y fue testigo de primera mano de los sucesos acacecidos durante la ocupación peninsular (1808-1814). Se estableció en Londres en 1812 para ponerse al servicio de la propaganda de guerra británica. Ahí inició su producción de grabados dedicados a las victorias del duque de Wellington en la Guerra PeninsularBuen ejemplar, con todos sus márgenes. Algunas manchas de oxidación en las láminas que rara vez afectan al grabado.

      [Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón]
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        A new and complete Illustration of the celestial science of Astrology; Or, the Art of foretelling future Events and Contingencies, by the Aspects, Positions, and Influences, of the heavenly bodies. Founded on natural philosophy, scripture, reason, and the mathematics In four parts The Eleventh Edition - Embellished with curious Copper-Plates

      London: by J. Adlard; and sold by Champante and Whitrow; and at the Encyclopaedia-Office, 1812 - Quarto (259 × 204 mm). Contemporary reversed calf, sides with blind scroll border enclosing a panel divided saltire-wise by a small decorative roll, flat spine divided into compartments by blind rolls, recent red morocco label to style. Some skilful restoration to spine, few small wormtracks to front inside board not affecting the text block, some contemporary manuscript notes and calculations in the text, contemporary 16pp manuscript with an additional single leaf loosely inserted in the front, comprising a lunar table, a treatise on determining the course of a disease by horological astrology, with four nativity charts and a diagram of the solar system (some worming to the manuscript). Overall, an excellent copy. 2 engraved frontispieces, 26 engraved plates, 2 printed tables on one side of the leaf only, numerous astrological diagrams and tables in the text. A handsome copy of Sibly's massive four-part compendium of astrology, occult philosophy, and magic, which was first published 1784-8. It was "the first comprehensive textbook for decades, covering judicial astrology (including both the genethliacal, or natal, and the horary branches) as well as mundane and meteorological applications. Also included were sections on natural and occult philosophy, witchcraft, ceremonial magic, and necromancy - the last presented as a warning, in a satisfyingly sensational manner" (ODNB). The last known edition appeared in 1826.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Travels in the Island of Iceland During the Summer of the Year MDCCCX [1810]

      Archibald Constable and Company; T Payne; Longman, Rees, Hurst, Orme and Brown et al, Edinburgh 1812 - xv, 492pp. Fifteen full page plates including eight hand-coloured aquatints; four folding tables and numerous engraved vignettes. From the collection of the Northern Heritage Light house Trust. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Boards rubbed and with minor edge-wear. Inner hinges cracked. Some foxing and offsetting. Northern Light Board stamp to rear of title page Leather cover with gilt-decorated raised bands and gilt emblem of the Northern Light Board to spine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Temple of Flora or Garden of the Botanist, Poet, Painter, and Philosopher

      London: [for the author], 1812. Large 4to (14 2/8 x 10 5/8 inches). Aquatint frontispiece by Cosway after Burke, engraved title over two leaves with vignette headpiece to first leaf by Tomkins after Burney; 2 stipple engravings by Russell and Opie after Maddocks, and Reinagle after Bartolozzi and Landseer, 28 hand-colored aquatints by Pether, Thornton, Edwards, Reinagle & Henderson, after drawings by Dunkarten, Roffe, Gaugain, Quilley, Maddox, Burk, Maddan and Stadler (?lacking final blank, lightly browned, small marginal tears to "The Nodding Renealmia" plate). Red morocco gilt by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, each cover decorated with double-fillet border, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, lettered in the second and third, the others each with a border of double fillet, all gilt edges. Provenance: Contemporary signature of Thomas Higson on the first leaf of the title-page; with the Beeleigh Abbey library label of William A. Foyle (1885-1963), founder of celebrated Foyle's Bookshop. THORNTON'S MASTERPIECE First quarto edition, with an additional plate: "Artichoke Protea" by Quilley after Henderson, not included in the original folio edition of 1807 published under the title "New Illustrations of the Sexual System of Linnaeus". Other images are reduced copies of those in the folio edition. According to Dunthorne, the quarto edition was published initially as fourth level prizes in the lottery that Thornton ran in an attempt to recoup the losses he had incurred during the production of the folio edition. Thornton's "Temple of Flora" was a "gigantic literary speculation which was to ruin him. This work, ... was first advertised in 1797 and began to appear in parts from 1799, published by T. Bensley and priced at 1 guinea (later 25s). The complete text with illustrations was advertised as available in 1799 for 20 guineas. Its bibliographic history was complicated, the three main parts being issued at a variety of times and in different formats. ... The huge costs of illustration and printing seriously eroded Thornton's personal fortune. As a promotional exercise in 1804 he exhibited the originals of his plates at 49 New Bond Street, and in 1811 an act of parliament (51 George III, cap. 103) authorized his 'Royal Botanical Lottery', for which he issued 20,000 tickets at 2 guineas each. The top prize was the set of original paintings, with other prizes of his printed illustrations and texts. In spite of his efforts to market his publications, his finances never recovered. At the heart of the New Illustration was Thornton's scheme to produce a specifically British botanical publication of a magnificence to surpass all previous examples. Teams of master engravers and colourists, including Francesco Bartolozzi, Richard Earlom, and John Landseer, used the full range of modern printing techniques to produce coloured illustrations after paintings by such prominent artists as Sir William Beechey, James Opie, Henry Raeburn, John Russell, Abraham Pether, and his two favoured illustrators, Peter Henderson and Philip Reinagle. The illustrations were not restricted to the 'choicest flowers' in the world, but included portraits of eminent botanists-including the famous portrait of Linnaeus in Lapp (Sami) dress-elaborate allegories, such as 'Cupid Inspiring the Plants to Love', and a bust of Linnaeus being honoured by Aesculapius, Flora, Ceres, and Cupid. The text, which includes a translation of Linnaeus's 'Prize dissertation' on the sexuality of plants (1759), is similarly not bound to accounts and texts of scientific botany, but deals with a wide range of religious, political, spiritual, social, and emotional issues, not only in prose but also through extensive use of poems by modern and ancient authors. It is easy to regard much of this material as irrelevant to the publication's botanical aims, but this is to miss the universal human and religious purposes of botanical learning in Thornton's system of thought" (Martin Kemp for DNB). Book.

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        Allgemeines ökonomisches Lexikon, oder Erklärung der Worte und Belehrung über alle Gegenstände, welche bey einer vollständigen Landwirthschaft im Allgemeinen, nämlich beym Acker-, Garten-, Obst-, Holz-, Wein- und Wiesenbau, bey der Rindvieh - Pferde - Schaf - Schweine - Geflügel - Fisch und Bienenzucht, bey der Jägerey und dem Forstwesen bey der Bierbrauerey und der Essigsiedery, bey Küchen- und häuslichen Frauenzimmergeschäften, bey der Branntwein - Kalk - und Ziegelbrennerey, bey der Anlegung wirthschaftlicher Gebäude, bey der Thierheilkunde, und bey allen landwirthschaftlichen Verrichtungen überhaupt vorkommen. Für Gutsbesitzer, Oekonomen, Arendatoren.

      Konrad Adolph Hartleben,, Pesth, 1812 - 2 Bde. Pesth, Konrad Adolph Hartleben, 1812. 8°. VIII, 454, 432 S. mit insgesamt 14 Kupfern, davon 2 farbig. Grüne Ppbde. der Zeit mit RSchildchen, Kanten leicht berieben, Besitzeintrag aVuT., Einbanddecke von Bd. 2 etwas verfärbt (Tinte?), Papier sauber und wohlerhalten. (s. Foto). Sprache: ger/deu Kanten leicht berieben, Besitzeintrag aVuT., Einbanddecke von Bd. 2 etwas verfärbt (Tinte?), Papier sauber und wohlerhalten. (s. Foto). Grüne Ppbde. der Zeit mit RSchildchen,

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