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        A Compilation of the Laws of the State of Georgia, Passed by the

      1812. 1812 Compilation of Georgia Law [Georgia]. Clayton, Augustin Smith, Compiler. A Compilation of the Laws of the State of Georgia, Passed by the Legislature Since the Political Year 1800, To the Year 1810, Inclusive. Containing All the Laws, Whether in Force or Not, Passed Within Those Periods, Arranged in a Chronological Order, With Comprehensive References to Those Laws or Parts of Laws, That are Amended, Suspended or Repealed: Together with an Appendix, Comprising Such Concurred and Approved Resolutions, As Are of a General Operative Nature, And as Relate to the Duty of Officers, The Relief of Individuals, And the Settlement of Boundary Between Counties, And this State with North Carolina: Concluding with a Copious Index to the Whole. Augusta: Printed by Adams & Duyckinck, 1812. [vi], 708, [20] pp. Includes four pages of testimonials. Quarto (10" x 8"). Later buckram, calf lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Some rubbing to extremities, light fading to spine, later owner bookplates to front pastedown and free endpaper, one of Ellis Merton Coulter. Light browning and foxing to text, occasional dampstaining. Early annotations to front endleaf, interior otherwise clean. A solid copy with a nice provenance. * First edition. This was the third digest of Georgia state laws, preceded by others from 1801 and 1802. It is digested alphabetically by topic. Coulter [1890-1981] was a notable American historian of the South and a founding member of the Southern Historical Association. He was known for his glorification of the Old South, belief in white supremacy and segregation. Catalogue of the Wymberley Jones De Renne Georgia Library I:346. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 86.

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        Pisa Illustrata Nelle Arti del Disegno

      Giovanni Marenigh, Livorno, 1812. Second Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Baccio Baldini. 3 volumes attractively bound in later limp green vellum over the original blue-gray wraps. Light browning to page edges and original covers, offsetting from the frontis, small section with a dampstain at the end of volume 2, including to a section of the Inferno plate and the two following plates. Some miscreases and light browning to some plates, but generally quite clean. The second edition of this history of Pisa, with many more plates (32 versus 16) than the original 1787 edition. 32 plates, many folding, plus the frontis including two impressions of 15th century plates, Baccio Baldini's Inferno, after the Camposanto fresco in Pisa, and St. Jerome Penitent, also attributed to Baldini. Both strong impressions and remarkable. xxiv, 507, [3]; xxiii, [1], 559, [3]; xvi, 589, [3] pp, plus errata leaves in each volume. Size: Octavo (8vo). 3-volume set (complete). Illustrator: Baccio Baldini. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043098. .

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        A Treatise on the Election Laws, As They Relate to the Representation

      1812. Bell, Robert [d. 1816]. A Treatise on the Election Laws, As They Relate to the Representation of Scotland, In the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsey and Company, 1812. xi, 523, cxi pp. Quarto (10-1/2" x 8-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Toning to text, internally clean. A handsome copy. * Only edition. With side-notes. An important figure in the history of Scots law, Bell was an advocate and professor of conveyancing to the Society of Writers to the Signet. He is known today as the author of The Dictionary of the Law of Scotland (1807) and several other treatises on Scots law, especially leases and conveyancing. OCLC locates 4 copies, 3 in North America (at Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Ontario, Cornell University and Georgetown University Law Library), COPAC locates 3. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 5:11.

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        A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons / Military Antiquities Respecting a History of the English Army From the Conquest to the Present Time: A New Edition with Material Additions and Improvements

      Piccadilly: I. Stockdale, 1812 Original heavy grey paper boards backed (rebacked) in black leather. Original brown leather spine labels. Two-volume set. Patterned endpapers and marbled edges. Volume II hinge cracked at title, with title page nearly separated. Otherwise solidly bound and holding together well. The author served in the Cavalry, Infantry, and Militia. This edition is an improvement over the first ( which was lacking in chronological order ) by being divided and arranged into chapters. 29 illustrations in Volume I. 22 illustrations in Volume II, by a number of engravers. Many cuts are full-page. Petards, infernals, and lead mallets are among the various weapons pictured and described in great detail. No writing seen except pencil note, "Grose's Military Antiquities, Vol. 1, Vol. 2" on prelim. of Volume II. Handsoil to covers and mild tanning to interior, with no effect on legibility. Volume I has 393 pp. Volume II has 367 pp., including several appendices and descriptions of the many supplementary plates, plus an index.

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        Collin's Peerage of England ; Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical. Greatly Augmented , and Continued to the Present Time [9 volumes complete]

      London: For F. C & J. Rivington Et Al. 1812. Hardcover. Uniformly bound in three quarter brown morocco over marbled paper boards, spines with five raised bands and gilt titles and decoration, amorial bookplates on front pastedown and front free endpaper, front hinge of vol.2 with old tape repair and front hinge of vol.4 cracked and the rear hinge of vol 9 reinforced with binders tape, occasional marginal notes most in the same hand as an ownership inscription on the title page dated 1831. Overall a nice set. Postage will be at cost. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Poems. The Pleasures of Memory in Two Parts. [Fore-edge painting]

      London: T Cadell & W Davies [printed for]. G : in Good condition. Covers lightly marked. Minor wear to leather along spine. Rear hinge weak. Heraldic bookplates to ffep and front pastedown. Ink inscription to fep. Eps browned. Aeg. 1812. First Edition. Green gilt decorated leather cover. 276pp :: Engravings by L. Clennell from drawings by T Stothard. Fore-edge painting of St James's Square, London :: 170mm x 120mm (7" x 5") :: Beautiful example of fore-edge painting - a quality gold-edging disguises existence of painting until feathered. Inscription to front endpaper reads 'Seek and Find St James's Square' .

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        Tracts on mathematical and philosophical subjects, comprising among numerous important articles, the theory of bridges, with several plans of recent improvement; also the results of numerous experiments on the force of gunpowder, with applications to the modern practice of artillery (3 volume set)

      London: F.C. and J. Rivington 1812 - 3 volume set. A superior set, suitable for a gift. 21 cm. Fine binding. Handsome modern leather spine, in contemporary style, with gilt decoration. Marbled boards and edges. 8vo. Frontispiece portrait, 10 plates (9 folding). Numerous diagrams, illustrations. Scattered foxing. Collated. See our pictures. Lowndes IV.1152. DSB VI, 576-77. Charles Hutton was an English mathematician and professor at the Royal Military Academy. He is best known for his calculation of the denisty of the earth and his work on the force of gunpowder. This work includes: "History of trigonometrical tables": v. 1., p. 278-306."History of logarithms": v. 1, p. 306-340."The mean density of the earth, being an account of the calculations made from the survey and measures taken at Mount Shichallin. Improved from the Philosophical transactions, vol. 68, for the year 1778.""History of algebra" v. 2, p. 143-305. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      Carmarthen: Printed and sold by J. Evans, 1812. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. viii,324pp Contemporary half leather, marbled paper boards. Spine tooled in gilt; black 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. With the armorial bookplate of Sir William Grace.

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        Voyage pittoresque à l’Île-de-France, au cap de Bonne-Espérance et à l’Île de Ténériffe. Avec un Atlas Composé de trois cartes géographiques, et de quarante-cinq vues pittoresques dessinées sur les lieux, et gravées en partie par l’Auteur.

      Paris, A. Nepveu, Libraire, 1812 - 2 vol. in-8° et 1 atlas in-4° [290 x 210 mm] ; XIV-392 pp.-(2)/(2)-390 pp.-(1)-3 tableaux repliés h.-t. [I-III], l’atlas se compose ainsi : 1 page de faux titre-1 page de grand titre-45 vues pittoresques et cartes hors texte [1-45], demi-maroquin vert Empire à grains longs à coins, dos à nerfs guillochés or richement orné, fleurons or, filet or, palette or en tête et en pied, titre or, tranches jaunes pailles, ex-libris (cachet humide), reliure uniforme de l’époque, très bel exemplaire en parfaite condition. Édition originale rare illustrée de 45 vues pittoresques et cartes hors texte. Galibert, Chronobibliographie de la littérature de voyage sur l’océan Indien, p. 86, n° 108. Gay, 266. Ryckebusch, t. II, 5713, p. 200. Mendelssohn, t. II, p. 12. FIRST EDITION. SCARCE. A VERY COPY. UNIFORM CONTEMPORARY BINDING. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Irish Rebellion: Or, A History of the Attempts of the Irish Papists to extirpate the Protestants in the Kingdom of Ireland. Together with the barbarous cruelties and bloody massacres which ensued Thereupon

      London: Reprinted By R. Wilks & Sold By White, Cochrane, and Co, 1812. Collation, xii+236pp. Recently rebound in marble boards, paper title label. Binding in excellent condition, without any wear. Internally, contents holding firm, no loose pages, no writing or marking, some light foxing to a few pages, otherwise pages in very good clean condition. Book measures 23x29cm. Weight 1kg. This reprinted for the Perusal of all Protestants, as the most Effectual Warning-piece to keep them upon their guard against the encroachments of Popery. Written from his own observations and authenitc depositions of other eye-witnesses.A70. Reprint. Quarto.

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        Theatre of War. A Map of the Country Surrounding the Baltic Sea, Comprehending the Northern Part of Germany, Poland & Russia,

      London: C. Smith June 4th 1812 - Dimensions 39 x 110.5 cm. Large copper engraved map of the theatre of the war in northern Europe, covering the extents from the North Sea across the Baltic region to Nizhny Novgorod in the east. Printed over four irregularly sized conjoined sheets folded twice, original hand colouring in block and outline. Three very short marginal tears, some minor creasing and a single, fairly inconspicuous hole to the centre of the map, else very good. A singly issued map of the region, published just a few weeks prior to Napoleons invasion of Russia. Uncommon, Worldcat locates three copies: the British Library, Yale and Oklahoma.

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        Themis, oder Beiträge zur Gesezgebung

      Landshut, Krüll 1812.. XIV, 1 Bl., 328 S., XIV. Pappband d. Zt. Stintzing/L. III2, 129f. - Erste Ausgabe. - "Die mit überlegenem Humor und zersetzender Ironie geschriebene Abhandlung gegen das Unwesen überwuchernder Polizeistrafverordnungen, gegen das unübersehbare Detail und gegen das unausrottbare Banausentum dieser Verwaltungszweige, gegen alle diese unzähligen Strafschlingen, in die selbst der gewissenhafteste und ordnungsliebendste Mann sich täglich verfangen muß, bietet dem Leser einen wahren Genuß; sie gründlich jedes Jahr durchzustudieren, sollte allen zum Erlaß von Polizeiverordnungen befugten Organen von Amts wegen auch heute noch aufgegeben werden - unter Androhung von Polizeistrafe für den Unterlassungsfall" (St./L.). - Auf festerem Papier, kaum stockfleckig, Rücken etwas verblasst.

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        MEMORIA SOBRE LAS DIVERSIONES PÚBLICAS ( ) y leída en junta pública de la Real Academia de la Historia el 11 de julio de 1796.

      - En Madrid. Imp. Sancha. 1812. 124pp. 20 x 12 cm. Enc. de época en holandesa piel, algo rozada. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Serto di fiori ascrei al valore di Carolina Rinaldi, prima ballerina

      Macerata:: Francesco Mancini,, 1812. 12mo. 12mo (185 x 115 mm). 24 pp. Outline engraved plate of Rinaldi dancing. Last quire detached, some light foxing. Provenance: Napoleonic(?) blindstamp on title (at center a crowned eagle, the words Stampa e libr mu[s?]ene visible, the stamp cropped).***& & Ephemeral collection of verses in honor of a ballerina who had performed in the& theater of Macerata. The various authors of these sonnets and odes, an “anacreontic” poem, a terzine, and a sestine, belonged to the local Academy and signed the poems with their Arcadian names.& & Rinaldi danced in numerous operas of the period. The bold unsigned line& engraving shows her in classical costume executing a sweeping arabesque. Note the flat feet; this was the period in which dancers were experimenting with dancing on their toes, but dancing en pointe was still far from the norm.& & Unrecorded, not in ICCU or OCLC.

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        MOEURS , USAGES, COSTUMES DES OTHOMANS, et abrege de leur histoire

      Paris, Nepveu, 1812.. avec des eclaircissements tires d'ouvrages orientaux et communiques par M. Langles. 2 VOLUMES ONLY OF 6, VOLUMES 3 (troisieme) and 4 (Quatrieme). 1812. Text in French. 12mo, bound in sixes, approximately 140 x 85 mm, 5¼ x 3¼ inches, 33 hand coloured plates mostly costumes with 7 being musical instruments; flags; weapons; pages: 1-251 plus 1 page Table, 1-282 plus 1 page Table, bound in quarter roan, marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Binding rubbed, spine faded, slight wear to hinges at head and tail of spine, title page to Volume 3 age-browned, pale age-browning throughout mostly to text but affecting a few plates, some brown marks and foxing to margins, a good copy only. See Henry M. Blackmer II, page 222, Numbers 463 & 464; Sefik E. Atabey, The Ottoman World, Volume 1, page 100, No 204; Rene Colas Bibliographie Generale, du Costume et de la Mode, page 194, No. 545. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        TRAVELS IN THE ISLAND OF ICELAND DURING THE SUMMER OF THE YEAR MDCCCX [COLOR PLATES]

      Edinburg: For Archibald Constable Et Al.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1812. Second Edition. Hardcover. Plates, Color; Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xv, 481 pages; 15 plates, comprising 8 brilliant hand-colored aquatints and 7 uncolored engravings; 2 engraved maps; 4 folding tables. Xv, [5], 491, [1] pages, including half-title. 4to, later 19th-century 1/2 mottled sheep gilt, extremities worn; scattered minor foxing in text, varying offsetting from plates, folding engraved view of Reykjavik foxed. Edinburgh, 1812 . Volcanoes, Geysers and Glaciers .

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        Entrance of the Harbour of Rio de Janeiro [with] View of the Town of St. Sebastian at Rio Janeiro on the W. Side of the Harbour

      Extremely rare pair of aquatint views of Rio de Janeiro. 1812. London. Edward Orme, Printseller to the King, Engraver & Publisher. Minor foxing, one creased, else excellent, paper watermarked J Whatman. c. 406 mm x 280 mm. Pair of extremely rare aquatints of the port of Rio de Janeiro, both apparently unknown to neither bibliographers nor can any copy be traced as having been sold at auction. We have located this pair at the British Museum, their copies colored, acquisitioned in 1917 through a donation of Baroness Lucas of Crudwell. It is likely the aquatints were separately published; Orme was the creator of other scenes of South American ports, such as the Storming of Montevideo, c.1808. The views are after Thomas Sydenham, who accompanied Envoy Extraordinary to Portugal and Brazil Charles Stuart, 1st Baron de Rothesay, and later succeeded him in his post from 1814-1817. They show the harbor from the sea, with mountains flanking the strait, ships along the coastline, and the town of San Sebastian across the sea, with ships along the coastline, houses isolated on the heights and a fort; the city was named Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro, in honor of Saint Sebastian.

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        Court Case Documents Brought by William Lawrence against Samuel Gwathmey, an Important Figure in Early Indiana History and a Slave Owner , for Assault and Battery

      Clark County, Indiana Territory, 1812. Five original trial case documents, signed, single page, content in fine hand to rectos and versos, one bears an embossed territorial seal. Documents ranging in size from 6 x 4 inches to 8 x 12 inches. Toning, fold lines, light browning to edges, split at one fold, otherwise in original condition, an appealing set of documents. Transcriptions and detailed notes are included. These documents chronicle a suit against Samuel Gwathmey, an important figure in early Indiana history, for assault and battery on William Lawrence, who is identified as a "man of colour." The first document, dated March 12, 1812, certifies that the grand jury concludes that the case should go to trial. The reverse notes that Gwathmey was acquitted in 1813. It is signed by the judge, John Gibson, another important Indianan. The Second, dated July 27, 1812, confirms that Gwathmey's case will proceed to trial. The third and fourth documents are subpoenas to the sheriff of Clark County instructing him to bring Gwathmey to the "court house in Charles Town" [sic]. They are dated March 2, 1812 and January 2, 1813. The fifth document is a subpoena for three men to testify. It is dated January 2, 1813. Gwathmey was one of the trustees who laid out the town of Jeffersonville, Indiana. Among other offices, he was clerk of Clark County and a member of the first legislative council of Indiana Territory. He was also the first land registrar of Jeffersonville until he was removed by Andrew Jackson for political reasons. He was a slave owner. Gibson was Territorial Secretary of the Indiana Territory from 1800 to 1816, the time when Indiana became a state. Before his appointment he was a judge in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, a Major General in the militia and a member of the 1790 state constitutional convention. He was acting governor of Indiana Territory for tho extended periods.. Signed.

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

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

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        Theil von Berg

      Kupferstich entstanden unter der Leitung von Friedrich Wilhelm Streit und anderen beim Geographischen Institut Weimar 1812. 33.5x44.5 cm. Sect. 55. Maßst. ca. 1:175.000 - Engelmann, Geogr. S. 439 - Lex. Gesch. Kartogr. S. 259 - Tooley 2 IV, S. 225 - Westlich bis Telgte - Hamm, nördlich bis Halle, Werther; östlich bis Paderborn, südlich bis Geseke; in der Mitte der Karte Gütersloh, Rehda, Wiedenbrück

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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.

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        Hymns for Little Children

      Printed and Sold by S. Wood at the Juvenile Book store New-York: Printed and Sold by S. Wood at the Juvenile Book-store, 1812. First edition.. Wraps. Very good. 16mo. (2½ x 4 inches.) 26,(2)pp. The final 2pp are publisher's advertisements. Printed wraps, string binding. Illustrated with woodcuts. our alphabets printed inside front cover: Roman capitals and lower case; Italic capitals and lower case. Cover with a vignette of a plant, title page almost the same but the vignette is a palm tree. Pagination agrees with Welch: [1], [2-3], 4-26. [27-28], adv. list of books]. Cover soiled and rubbed, light age soiling to the text block but overall a very good copy. Contemporary ownership name of Bringhurst on the title page. Rare. Welch 439.1.

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        Family Cookery Book, The

      Coventry: Merridew & Son, 1812. 372 pages. Improved system of domestic economy; containing above eight hundred valuable receipts, many of which are entirely original; the whole forming a most useful economical companion. Rebound with three quarter leather and marbled boards. . First Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Good/No Jacket - as issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Ludlow Castle Shropshire

      - London: Published by J. Deeley, No. 95 Berwick Street, Oct. 1812. Coloured aquatint. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of some light sunning where a mat was in place. Plate mark is faint. Image size: 14 3/4 x 19 5/8 inches. 17 1/2 x 21 3/8 inches. 19 5/16 x 23 3/4 inches. A commanding view of Ludlow Castle in Shropshire. After the Norman invasion, a string of castles was planned along the English/Welsh border to guard against the unconquered Welsh, and Ludlow held one of the strongest defensive positions. The castle was built by Walter de Lacy in the late 11th century, and his family retained the lordship until the end of the 13th century. It then passed through various hands until it was taken over by the Mortimer family. In 1425 it was passed to Richard Plantagenet, the leader of the Yorkists in the Wars of the Roses, but it was taken and sacked by the Lancastrians in 1459. In 1461 when Richard's son became Edward IV, the castle became Crown property and remained so for 350 years. Edward and Richard, the two princes in the Tower, spent most of their childhood at Ludlow and Edward was there when he heard of his father's death and his accession to the throne as Edward V. They went to London for his coronation but were imprisoned in the Tower and shortly afterwards murdered. Henry VII's eldest son, Prince Arthur and his wife, Catherine of Aragon, were staying at Ludlow when he died in 1502 and his heart is buried there. His death led his younger brother to become Henry VIII on their father's death and to marry Arthur's widow who became the first of Henry's six wives. The buildings fell into disrepair during the 18th century but were restored by the Earl of Powis in 1771.

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        Lives of the British Admirals:

      London, C. J. Barrington, , 1812–17. Containing an Accurate Naval History, from the Earliest Periods. By... Continued to the Year 1779 by Dr. Berkenhout. A New Edition, revised and corrected, and brought down to the Present Time, by Henry Redhead Yorke. 8 volumes, octavo (248 × 150 mm). Contemporary half calf on marbled boards, smooth spines, title gilt direct to the spine, black stained banding between rope twist gilt rules, gilt devices to the compartments, a little rubbed, some joints just starting, but remains sound and presents well. Engraved portrait frontispiece to each. Contemporary ownership inscriptions of Christopher Heath of Chippenham to all front free endpapers and title pages. Frontiss. somewhat foxed and browned with associated offsetting, light toning to the text with sporadic foxing, but overall very good in an attractive Regency binding. Best Edition, down to the Expedition against Algiers in 1816. Campbell's work, originally published between 1742 and 1744, was subsequently revised, expanded, and condensed in various editions issued up to a hundred years after his death in 1775. "A man of untiring industry and considerable accomplishment, Campbell is described as gentle in manner and of kindly disposition. There are several interesting references to him in Boswell's Life of Johnson, to both of whom he was known personally, Johnson being in the habit of going to the literary gatherings on Sunday evenings at Campbell's house in Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, until 'I began,' he said, 'to consider that the shoals of Scotchmen who flocked about him might probably say, when anything of mine was well done, "Ay, ay, he has learnt this of Cawmell."' 'Campbell is a good man, a pious man,' Johnson said of him on the same occasion: 'I am afraid he has not been in the inside of a church for many years; but he never passes a church without pulling off his hat. This shows that he has good principles.' Campbell told Boswell that he once drank thirteen bottles of port at a sitting. According to Boswell, Johnson spoke of Campbell to Joseph Warton as 'the richest author that ever grazed the common of literature'" (DNB).

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        Sketches of the Country, Character, and Costume, in Portugal and Spain, Made During the Campaign, and on the Route of the British Army, in 1808 and 1809. Engraved and Coloured from the Drawings By the Rev. William Bradford, A. B. . (Junto Con.(*) )

      John Booth, London 1812 - (*) Sketches of Military Costume in Spain and Portugal. Todo con texto bilingüe en inglés y francés. -Portada - 1 h. - 24pp. - 42 láminas a color - 38 hojas de texto explicativo = y = Portada - 8pp. - 13 láminas a color. En total 55 láminas coloreadas a mano de época, a varias tintas, realmente preciosas. Perfecto ejemplar encuadernado de época a media piel con puntas. Lomera con nervios. Corte superior dorado. Magnífico libro de viajes por España y Portugal realizado durante la Campaña Británica en la Península. En nuestro ejemplar 3 láminas extras, no citadas en la tabla. Todas magníficas aguatintas representando vistas de ciudades, monumentos, tipos costumbristas y los uniformes militares de la segunda parte. La obra apareció en los años 1809 y 1810 con la portada en inglés, y habiendo resto de edición se formó esta con ya la portada en inglés y francés. =Bradford, capellán del ejército inglés estuvo en la península en 1808. Abandonó España por A Coruña en enero de 1809. Realizó estos dibujos sobre los hechos más memorables de la Guerra de Independencia, luego fueron grabados por Clark. La obra se divide en dos partes: la primera, paisajes, monumentos y tipos populares; la segunda, trajes militares de los ejércitos que participaron en la Guerra. =Palau 34386 - Foulché-Delbosc 238 - Farinelli 107 - Tooley 109. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Day Book of Robert Frazer, January 1812-December 1820

      1812. [Manuscript]. [Frazer, Robert (1771-1821)]. [Day Book of Robert Frazer]. Spine reads "Day Book/ 1812." [Delaware County, PA, January 1812-December 1820]. 275 pp., following group of leaves, presumably blanks, excised, several loose notes and addenda laid in. Folio (12-3/4" x 7-1/2"). Reversed calf, black-stamped fillets to boards, lettering piece and black-stamped ornaments to spine. A few scuffs to boards, chipping to spine ends and corners, "Day Book of/ Robert Frazer/ Born 1771" in later hand to head of front board. Light toning, text in neat hand to rectos and versos of all numbered pages. * Educated at the College of Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania), Robert Frazer read law with Jared Ingersoll and was admitted to practice in 1792. He served a term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and then became the district attorney for Chester County, Pennsylvania. According to a biography, he possessed an important law library and was "a learned land lawyer (black letter lawyer, with a melodious voice, persuasive, but with powerful invective, and was considered a leader of the Chester County Bar." This day book chronicles the later years of his career and indicates a variety of cases beyond land law, such as a libel suit, a case involving an indentured servant from Amsterdam and a lottery dispute. Historical Catalogue of the St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia, With Sketches of Deceased Members, 1749-1907 170-171.

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        Memoirs of the War in the Southern Department of the United States. 2 Volumes

      Philadelphia, New York : Published by Bradford and Inskeep, 1812. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 Volumes. 8vo. 423; 486pp. Quarter bound in contemporary black leather. Gilt lettering on spine. Good bindings and covers. Wear to extremities. Library markings on spine and bookplate on inside front board. Clean, unmarked pages with toning. Howes L- 202. Sabin 39741 Please feel free to view our photographs.

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        An Entire New Plan of the cities of London and Westminster:

      London., c1812. with the Borough of Southwark: Comprehending the New Buildings and other Alterations, to the year 1812. Size: 475 × 890 mm. Copperplate engraving with some original colour. Good condition. Slight stain 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.

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        Elements of Chemical Philosophy

      Philadelphia - Bradford and Inskeep, 1812 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The scarce American first edition of Davy's aborted work on chemical philosophy, here in its entirety with illustrated plates. Bound in leather with gilt lettering. Rebacked in leather, with the original boards. Part I. Vol I. [All published]. WithTwelve Plates. Collated, complete. Davy's Elements of Chemical Philosophydealt with his own work, and was meant to be the first of a multi-volume set, but it did not sell well, for it was not a satisfactory textbook and his researches were accessible in the Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions -ODNB. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is some wear to the extremities, including some rubbing and edge wear with some slight loss to the original boards. Internally the pages and plateshave browning with scattered foxing. There are two copperplate intials to the front pastedown. Overall the condition is very good..

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        ELEMENTS OF CHEMICAL PHILOSOPHY

      1812. Very Good. DAVY, Humphry. ELEMENTS OF CHEMICAL PHILOSOPHY Part I. Vol. I [all published]. Philadelphia: Bradford and Inskeep, 1812. First American edition, published in the same year as the first English. Contains 12 leaves of plates, numbered I - X. Three plates are labeled "Plate IV." Octavo. xii, 296 pp. + [12] ff. Library markings and some light spotting and soil here and there, but generally very good internally, in old half- leather and marbled boards, worn at extremities and cracked along the hinges. Sir Humphry Davy was one of the most popular scientific figures of his age, discovered several earth metals and elements, and invented a safety lamp for miners. His poetry and memoirs were as widely known as his scientific writings. Contemporary critics doubted that he would ever write the second volume of his Elements, and they turned out to be right. His interests and enthusiasms were diverse and erratic, but he made many important discoveries.

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        [Napoleon II]

      1812. Stipple and engraving. Colour printed a la poupée, with additional hand colour and goldleaf highlights. Proof before title. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark. Glue residue around edges of sheet on verso of print, not visible from the front. Image size: 9 9/16 x 12 9/16 inches. 12 9/16 x 15 1/8 inches. This is a superb colour printed portrait of Napoleon II, with elaborate gold leaf details and heavy hand colouring. In addition to being a superb Napoleonic portrait, this outstanding print is one of the finest examples of French colour printing. Born in 1811, Napoleon II was the only son of Napoleon Bonaparte and Marie Louise of Austria. He was given the title the King of Rome, and later made the Prince of Parma. Following the collapse of the French Empire, Napoleon abdicated in favor of his son although he would never come to rule France. For his protection he was quickly spirited to Austria by Marie Louise, only to spend the majority of his life as a virtual prisoner in Vienna. Tragically he died of tuberculosis in 1832. Executed a year after Napoleon II's birth, this stunning print is a wonderful example of the visual dissemination of Napoleon's imperial vision. The young Napoleon is surrounded by symbols, the coronation robes, the crown, and the necklace, that indicate his divine destiny to succeed his father as Emperor. The view of Rome in the background illustrates his title as King of Rome and the regal tone of the image recalls the iconography of Napoleon's coronation portraits Le Blanc, Manuel de L'Amateur D'Estampes Vol I, p. 272, no. 24;

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        Travels in Southern Africa, in the Years 1803, 1804, 1805 and 1806

      London, for Henry Colburn,, 1812-5. Translated from the Original German by Anne Plumptre. 2 volumes, quarto (267 × 213 mm) Modern green full calf, red and tan labels to the spines, spines gilt in compartments, foliate and floral tools, gilt panelling to the boards with elaborate arabesque corner-pieces, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece to Volume I, and 8 other engraved plates in all, one of them folding, folding map as frontispiece to Volume II. A little browned as often, small repair verso of the map, but overall a very good set. First Edition in English, first published in German 1811-2. "In the early part of the year 1802, General Janssens was appointed Governor of the Cape Colony, which had been taken over from the British by the Batavia Government, and Dr. Lichtenstein, who had a great longing to travel, especially in South Africa, offered his services as tutor to the Governor's son …" (Mendelssohn) Lichtenstein was the son of Prof. Anton Lichtenstein, zoologist, and principal of the Hamburg Johanneum, and a doctor and natural historian in his own right. His book includes "an account of Janssens' travels to Kaffraria, and of subsequent journeys through the western and northern parts of the colony… and much information respecting the wild animals and natural features of the country traversed…The second volume gives particulars of the return journey from Graaff-Reinet, together with extracts from General Janssens' journal, and accounts of further journeys to Zwellendam, and the countries inhabited by the "Bosjemans, Corans, and the Beetjuans", and concludes with a narrative of the capture of the colony by the British, and of the author's return to Europe in June 1806." In 1811 Lichtenstein became Professor of Zoology at Berlin, and in 1844 was the founder of the Berlin Zoologischen Garten.

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        [THE THREE TOURS OF DR. SYNTAX:] IN SEARCH OF THE PICTURESQUE . . . IN SEARCH OF CONSOLATION . . . IN SEARCH OF A WIFE

      London: R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 1812. FIRST EDITIONS IN BOOK FORM. Hardcover. 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.

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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

      London: R. Ackermann, 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. First Edition. Original Boards. Good+. Illus. by Rowlandson, Thomas. 8vo.

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        Petticoat Loose: A Fragmentary "Tale Of the Castle" by Peter Pindar [John Wolcot]

      London: J.J. Stockdale, 1812. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full burgundy straight-grained morocco. Aeg. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 135 pages. 28 x 22 cm. Four engraved hand-colored plates by Rowlandson, with an autograph manuscript presentation letter announcing the publication and initial delivery of the book and signed ("the Author"], initialed below the signature, and dated Friday 20th March 1812; addressed to John Boardman Esq. The sheet is folded twice, mounted to stub before frontispiece. John Wolcot was blind by the year 1812, the letter perhaps dictated. "When blindness overtook him, he displayed a stoical good humour which makes us regret that a musical, artiistic man, of a `kind and hearty disposition,' played so scurvy a literary role. This work is a prose poem, CHEL. Vol. 11, pp.37-38. Notes, "Pindar's strength lies in his power of realising for his reader a comic situation; polished epigram .....He loves to slip one of two sly colloquialisms into verses written in the formal eighteenth century style, and, thus bring out the broad fun of his conceptions." Pindar satirized Dr. Johnson and Boswell as well as George III. Robert Burns received a copy of Pindar's works from George Thomson, and held him in esteem. Scattered foxing, offsetting to facing pages from plates, old ownership inscription first blank, raised bands, inner dentelles, covers blocked in rectangular gilt and blind designs, florets at corners and sides. Not in TOOLEY.

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        Plan de Constantinople/Plan von Constantinopel

      Weimar: à l’Institut géographique, 1812. Map. Copper engraving, 46 x 62 cms, original hand-colour, blank verso. A detailed map of Istanbul published by the Geographical Institute in Weimar. It follows the plan by Kauffer and Le Chevalier, made for Le Comte De Choisseul-Gouffier, French Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire and first published in Choiseul-Gouffier's 'Voyage pittoresque de la Grece'. Kauffer was a Turkish engineer in the service of the Sublime Porte, who conducted his survey 1776-1782.

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        A new and complete Illustration of the celestial science of Astrology;

      London: by J. Adlard; and sold by Champante and Whitrow; and at the Encyclopaedia-Office,, 1812. 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 … 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. 2 engraved frontispieces, 26 engraved plates, 2 printed tables on one side of the leaf only, numerous astrological diagrams and tables in the text. 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. 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.

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        Giornale per l'anno 1813.

      Ancona Baluzzi (1812) - 32pp. This attractively printed calendar notes holidays and the dates for the change of seasons. Each month is marked with sunrise times, and the ecclesiastical significance of each day is noted. The almanac closes with four pages of brief guidelines for a happy and virtuous domestic life. This copy retains its original binding of gilt-decorated green paper with an engraved, cameo-style portrait of a woman in the center of the upper and lower covers. The gilt is slightly rubbed and there is some edgewear, but otherwise this fragile binding is in remarkable condition. Internally, there is a short closed tear to the lower margin of a single leaf, and a small stray ink mark, else quite clean and crisp. (2 5/8 by 2 1/4; 68x52mm). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Giornale per l'anno 1813

      Ancona: Baluzzi, (1812). 32pp. This attractively printed calendar notes holidays and the dates for the change of seasons. Each month is marked with sunrise times, and the ecclesiastical significance of each day is noted. The almanac closes with four pages of brief guidelines for a happy and virtuous domestic life. This copy retains its original binding of gilt-decorated green paper with an engraved, cameo-style portrait of a woman in the center of the upper and lower covers. The gilt is slightly rubbed and there is some edgewear, but otherwise this fragile binding is in remarkable condition. Internally, there is a short closed tear to the lower margin of a single leaf, and a small stray ink mark, else quite clean and crisp. (2 5/8 by 2 1/4; 68x52mm).

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        POOR PETER'S CALL TO HIS CHILDREN AND TO ALL OTHERS WHO CAN HEAR AND BELIEVE

      Salisbury, N.C.: Coupee and Crider, 1812.. 153,[3]pp. Dbd. Evenly tanned, some light staining and foxing. A few small chips in edge of titlepage and final leaf. Good. A southern religious book giving instruction on righteousness, set apart by a wonderfully impassioned twenty-four-page essay on "The Injustice of Slavery." Clemmons, for whom the North Carolina town is named, was a former slave owner who could not have made many friends in the Salisbury area by espousing his views on the subject. He writes: "[A]ll who buy negroes to keep or to sell in slavery for gain...be as men who buy stolen goods of a thief, or as thief buying of a thief...coveting nations who wanted to live rich and great on the labor of others, without making full compensation to the poor laborers, have gone as a thief, kidnapped and hired kidnappers on the expense of much blood, they have brought Africans here and sold them to our Americans, as a horse thief sells the horse or mare he has stolen...freedom is the negro's just right...." A remarkable book for its time and place. OCLC locates five copies, all in North Carolina libraries. Another copy is located at the American Antiquarian Society. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 25095. THORNTON 2373. OCLC 11876702.

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        Hubert, The Cottage Youth; Being the Sequel to Phoebe, The Cottage Maid. Exemplified in a Series of Rural Figures

      London: S. & J. Fuller, at the Temple of Fancy, 1812. First edition. 12mo (5 x 4 inches), 20-pages, original printed wrappers stitched as issued. With, loosely inserted, 7 cut-out engraved hand-coloured figures, an interchangeable head, and 1 hat. All contained in the original slipcase. Some dustmarking at head of wrappers and within but generally good, puncture to inner margins where stitching pulled through. The slipcase broken at one joint and previously stitched, dustmarked and rubbed. Old number in ink on slipcase. Rare.

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        Chart of the East India Islands, exhibiting the several passages between the Indian and Pacific Oceans

      Striking large-scale map of the East Indies, signaling the best routes for trading with China and the Philippines. 1812. London. Four sheets unjoined, fine hand coloring, small closed tear entering one map, general exceptionally clean. 1917 mm x 1333mm. An exceptional large-scale map of the East Indies; covering the Malay Archipelago, Philippines, Borneo, Java Sea, Celebes, Malaysia, Sumatra, Vietnam, Camboya, and part of New Zealand. It is with little doubt one of the best and most up-to-date maps of the region by the early 19th century.  Furthermore the map signals the best and most convenient routes ?with depth soundings, winds and obstructions- for navigation through the southeast Asian Archipelago to China and the Philippines. This is one Arrowsmith?s scarcest map, of which we have found only one previous example at auction (Christie?s, 2004, Sale 7470, lot 405).

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        The Lancaster Caleb Quotem, i.e. Jack of all Trades

      London,: Pubd. July 1812 by Tho. Tegg 111 Cheapside, 1810.. Hand coloured etching, sheet 245 x 340mm; trimmed to plate and with light stain to last panel of six, but otherwise very good. A marvellous early nineteenth-century broadside depicting conditions in Lancaster jails: in the second panel, the portly "Higgins", Governor of the jail, announces that he 'exports Natives and imports Exotics from Botany Bay.'While many early cartoons made reference to the thief colony at Botany Bay, this is a uncommon example of political satire on the subject, composed in light of a contemporary commission of inquiry into Governor John Higgin by the reforming MP Sir Francis Burdett. The Commission charged that Higgin had employed three of his sons (as deputy, attorney, and a 'sort of assistant surgeon to the prisoners'), besides having established a garden and hot-house in which he employed one of the turnkeys. Unmoved, an inspection was held, and it was decided that all of the extra remuneration was due to innovation rather than corruption, and it was held that Higgin certainly had need of a "gardener" because the jail did have a small garden, and a "manufacturer" because he employed the prisoners condemned to hard labour for the benefit of the county. Evidently Higgin's reforms were approved, because he remained at the helm until 1833.Nonetheless, Higgin's enthusiasms provided great sport for the caricaturist Charles Williams (fl. 1797-1830), who has the Governor dressed for his six different occupations as "Jailor", "Gardiner", "Maufacturer", "Farmer" (wearing a smock and gaiters while gesturing with a pitchfork), "Alderman", and "Captain" ('Captain forsooth!' exclaims a lady at left; 'these fellows will make the word Captain Odious'). It is in the role of "Gardiner" that he is moved to reflect on the transportation of convicts: he holds a flower-pot as he turns to a lady who says 'I did not know you was a gardener Mr Higginbottom.' To which he answers, 'O yes I'ts [sic] all in my way of business Ma'am I exports Natives and imports Exotics from Botany Bay.'Caleb Quotem was 'a parish clerk or jack-of-all-trades' in Colman's play The Review, or Wags of Windsor, which was first staged in 1808. A copy of this cartoon is held in the British Museum; it is very rare.

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        The Koran; Commonly Called The Alcoran of Mohammed

      London - J. Walker et al., 1812 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of the Muslim holy book, the Koran, translated by and with notes by George Sale. New edition. In 1734, Sale published the translation of the Qur'an, dedicated to John Lord Carteret. Sale provided numerous notes and a Preliminary Discourse which was manifest with in-depth knowledge of Eastern habits, manners, traditions, and laws. Voltaire bestowed high praise on Sale's version of the Koran. With three engraved genealogical charts, two of which are folding, plus folding plan of the Temple of Mecca. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In calf bindings with gilt detailing. Externally sound, with just some rubbing to the spine and extremities and a few marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Neat ink signatures to title pages. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just the odd spot (heavier to plates). Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        THE ANCIENT AND RENOWNED HISTORY OF WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT Revised and Enlarged for the Amusement of All Good Children

      London: Darton, Harvey and Darton, 1812. pp. 48 (complete) (plus end papers "recycled" from 1811 almanac); title page with woodcut vignette dated 1812; ten half-page in-text woodcuts, engraved tailpiece to last page. Original paper covers with cord binding to spine, the covers are blank and it is therefore likely that the outer printed cover is missing. Contents good and complete, some general reading wear and finger soiling, a couple of chips to edges but no loss of text, some corners bent over, "Ann Barnecutt" written to the verso of the front free end paper in juvenille hand, some pencil additions to the inside of the rear cover. A good to very good copy of a very rare early children's chap book. A very scarce edition - we have managed to find just one auction result and that was over 20 years ago. No copy on Copac. . Very Good. 16mo (8 x 12.5cm).

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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. 1st Edition. 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.

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        Ludlow Castle Shropshire

      London: Published by J. Deeley, No. 95 Berwick Street, Oct. 1812. Coloured aquatint. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of some light sunning where a mat was in place. Plate mark is faint. Image size: 14 3/4 x 19 5/8 inches. 17 1/2 x 21 3/8 inches. 19 5/16 x 23 3/4 inches. A commanding view of Ludlow Castle in Shropshire. After the Norman invasion, a string of castles was planned along the English/Welsh border to guard against the unconquered Welsh, and Ludlow held one of the strongest defensive positions. The castle was built by Walter de Lacy in the late 11th century, and his family retained the lordship until the end of the 13th century. It then passed through various hands until it was taken over by the Mortimer family. In 1425 it was passed to Richard Plantagenet, the leader of the Yorkists in the Wars of the Roses, but it was taken and sacked by the Lancastrians in 1459. In 1461 when Richard's son became Edward IV, the castle became Crown property and remained so for 350 years. Edward and Richard, the two princes in the Tower, spent most of their childhood at Ludlow and Edward was there when he heard of his father's death and his accession to the throne as Edward V. They went to London for his coronation but were imprisoned in the Tower and shortly afterwards murdered. Henry VII's eldest son, Prince Arthur and his wife, Catherine of Aragon, were staying at Ludlow when he died in 1502 and his heart is buried there. His death led his younger brother to become Henry VIII on their father's death and to marry Arthur's widow who became the first of Henry's six wives. The buildings fell into disrepair during the 18th century but were restored by the Earl of Powis in 1771.

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