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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.

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        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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      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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      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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      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 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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        Collins's Peerage of England; Genealogical , Biographical, and Historical: Greatly Augmented, and Continued to the Present Time [9 Volume Set]

      London: Printed for F. C. And J. Rivington, Otridge and Son, J. Nichols and Co. T. Payne, Wilkie and Robinson, J. Walker..., 1812. Hardbacks, no dust-wrappers. 9 volume set. Full-calf bindings. xv, 574pp; 619pp; 807pp; 552pp; iv, 732pp; iv, 764pp; iv, 578pp; 624pp; 526pp, 'General Index of Names' approx 230 pages to rear of vol 9. Gilt titles and decoration to spines. Marbled edges and end-papers. A heavy set. Extremities and boards slighlty rubbed with an occasional surface abrasion. Sir Alfred Sherlock Gooch's bookplate to front pastedown in each vol. A little sporadic foxing to contents. Private ownership. (p14). Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        [Color Plate] The History of the Abbey Church of St. Peter's Westminster, Its Antiquities and Monuments in Two Volumes [First Issue]

      London: Printed for R. Ackermann, 101, Strand, by L. Harrison and J. C. Leigh, 373, Strand, M.DCCC.XII. [1812]. First Edition. Half-Morocco. Near Fine+. Large 4to's: xviii,330,[6]; [2],275,[5]pp, with 80 hand-colored aquatint plates of stained glass, mosaics, tombs, monuments and architectural details; one hand-colored line engraving; a plan of the church, and an uncolored engraved portrait of William Vincent. Complete with both half titles and list of subscribers, with text by William Combe and plates after F. Mackenzie, A. Pugin, and others. Bound in dark green half-morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spine in five compartments (two framed and decorated in gilt, three lettered direct in gilt) between raised bands paneled in gilt, matching marbled end papers, all edges gilt. An excellent, square set, beautifully bound, boards lightly rubbed, several quires foxed or toned, virtually all plates offset onto opposing pages (a few heavily so), else a bright, wide-margined example. Martin Hardie, p. 103-04. Abbey, Scenery, 213 and 214. Tooley 2. Adams 108. Prideaux, p. 331. & First Issue (with first plate in v. 2, Aymer de Valance, signed in error "F. Mackenzie" instead of "A. Pugin.") "A book that should be highly rated both as an exhaustive pictorial record of the Abbey and for its individual architectural plates, beautifully composed and aquatinted with the addition of discreet colour just sufficient to suggest the cloistered intimacy of sunlight filtered by lofty windows onto fretted stone, wood and metal" (Adams). "[I]ntended as a 'companion and continuation of the Microcosm of London.' Originally published in sixteen monthly numbers . . . When it was completed, [Ackermann] had all the original drawings bound up with the letterpress and mounted on vellum, making a unique copy." (Hardie) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The History of the Abbey Church of St. Peter's Westminster, Its Antiquities and Monuments. Deluxe Binding. Two Volume Set

      London: Printed by L Harrison and J C Leigh. G+: in Good plus condition without dust jacket as issued. Sympathetic rebind with brown leather and gilt. Red & black title pieces. Marbled boards. Some light rubbing and scuffing to boards and leather. New eps. Previous owner's inscriptions and book plates to ffep. Plan and frontis in volume I with new tissue guards. Some browning to frontis and dedication page. Some minor marking, browning and occasional chips within both volumes. Some tissue guards creased with some plates lacking tissue guards. All text readable and all plates complete. 1812. First Edition. Three quarter-leather cover marbled boards. 350mm x 290mm (14" x 11"). xviii, 330pp; 275pp + plates. .

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        The History of The Abbey Church of St. Peter's, Its Antiquities and Monuments

      London: R. Ackermann, 1812. First edition. leather_bound. Recased in modern, three quarter crushed slate morocco, black morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, and marbled boards. Fine. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. Vol.I, 330 pages, and Index. Vol.II, 275 pages, and Index. 35 x 30 cm. Eighty-three plates in all: one plan, one portrait uncolored, one colored line engraving, and eighty, exquisite, hand-colored aquatint plates after Mackenzie, A. Pugin, W.J. White, H. Villiers, et al. The text is by William Combe, who maintained a long relationship as a writer for Ackermann; more notable for his "Dr. Syntax," [Rowlandson] efforts. Complete with half-titles, list of subscribers, and Index. The first and second issues are distinguished mainly be the placement of the plates. ABBEY SCENERY 213. TOOLEY 2. Plates are bright and clean, offsetting to text opposite plates, scattered light text foxing, bookplates front cover paste-downs.

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        The History of The Abbey Church of St. Peter's Westminster, It's [sic] Antiquities and Monuments

      London: for R. Ackermann by L. Harrison and J. C. Leigh,, 1812. In two volumes. 2 volumes, quarto (350 × 287 mm). Contemporary black half morocco, titles and decoration to bands, marbled boards, plain cream coated endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Uncoloured engraved portrait and plan, 81 coloured aquatints. Bookplate to front pastedowns, some mild offsetting and foxing chiefly marginal with a couple of leaves heavily spotted, spines and boards rubbed, a very good copy. First Edition of Ackermann's comprehensive survey of Westminster Abbey, a lavish publication supported by a lengthy list of subscribers. The text is by William Combe of Dr Syntax fame. In this copy the first plate in the second volume is signed A. Pugin, usually considered a point indicating second or later issue than when signed F. Mackenzie.

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      - Promulgada en Cadiz á 19. de Marzo de 1812. CADIZ en la Imprenta Real, año de 1812. - DISCURSO PRELIMINAR LEIDO EN LAS CORTES AL PRESENTAR LA COMISION DE CONSTITUICION EL PROYECTO DE ELLA. CADIZ, 1813. IMPRENTA TORMENTARIA a cargo de D. J. D. Villegas. In 12.º de 14x9 cm. Com [xviii], 120, 118, [ii] pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele. Frontispício gravado por F. Pilar A.º e P. Gasco. Trata-se da primeira edição da primeira constituição espanhola. [PT] Grande Enciclopédia Portuguesa e Brasileira VII, 504: "A nossa primeira constituição teve, pela sua origem e pela sua forma, o carácter revolucionário e rígido. A nação, pelos seus mandatários para isso especialmente eleitos, formulou as regras escritas, que deviam constituir a sua supra-legalidade constitucional. Essa primeira Constituição, de 23-IX-1822, foi discutida e votada por assembleia, eleita pela Nação, após o movimento revolucionário de 24-VIII- 1820, que deflagrou no Porto, sob a chefia de Fernandes Tomás, Ferreira Borges e Silva Carvalho dali o movimento alastrou a Lisboa, onde se organizaram uma Junta Provisional do Governo Supremo do Reino e uma Junta Provisional Preparatória das Cortes. Foram principais fontes desta Constituição de 1822, as constituições da França revolucionária (1791 e 1793) e a Constituição espanhola de Cádis, de 1812. [ES] El 19 de marzo de 1812, en plena guerra de la Independencia (1808-1814), las Cortes de Cádiz promulgaron la Constitución política de la Monarquía española, a la que el pueblo denominó cariñosamente la Pepa por haber sido promulgada el día de San José. Sus diez títulos y trescientos ochenta y cuatro artículos, de marcado carácter liberal, fueron abolidos por Fernando VII al acceder de nuevo al trono cuando finalizó la contienda. De esta manera, el monarca restauró el absolutismo durante todo su reinado, con excepción del trienio liberal (1820-1823), un breve período en el que la Constitución de Cádiz vuelve a establecerse como Ley Fundamental del Estado, y que acabó con la intervención de los Cien Mil Hijos de San Luis y dio paso a la llamada «década ominosa», hasta la muerte de Fernando VII en 1833. La Constitución de 1812 es la primera que establece en España la soberanía nacional y la división de poderes; además es la más extensa de todas las que se han promulgado en la historia de España, lo que le otorga un carácter rígido y de difícil reforma. Su principal característica es la intención de introducir, frente al Antiguo Régimen, una nueva y completa organización del Estado basada en principios liberales. [EN] First edition of the first Spanish constitution. It was first delivered in 1811 before the Cortes that brought constitutional monarchy to Spain. The Portuguese translation of the Discurso Preliminar published in Lisbon in 1820, was prepared on the occasion of the revolution at Porto on August 24, 1820, that overthrew the regency and paved the way for the parliamentary deliberations that resulted in the Portuguese constitution of 1822. Location/localizacao: 1

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        Medical Inquiries and Observations, upon the Diseases of the Mind

      Philadelphia, Kimber & Richardson 1812. 22 cm. 367, (1) Seiten (S. 1-8 römisch numeriert), Lederband der Zeit - Garrison / M. 4924 - Hirsch / Hübotter IV, 929 - Hunter / MacAlpine 663f - Zweiter Druck der Erstausgabe. In diesem Druck wurde die Lage "H" neu gesetzt, so daß Kapitel II, Abschnitt VIII auf S. 62 beginnt. Epochemachendes Werk, das erste Lehrbuch der Psychiatrie in den Vereinigten Staaten, "... one of the most noteworthy books on the subject" (Garrison-M). "Rush invented a number of new terms which though never generally used, do show that in psychiatry new concepts of diseases and new grouping of symptoms or a shift of emphasis often act to leaven clinical stagnation by directing attention to overlooked areas of observation" (Hunter / MacAlpine). Rücken und Ecken restauriert, durchgehend gebräunt, Namenseintrag auf Vortitel - Sprache: Englisch / English -

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

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        Oriental Scenery [parts I-V] ... Hindoo Excavations in the mountain of Ellora [part VI]

      London: printed for Thomas and William Daniell at the Free-School Press ... and published by William Daniell and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1812-1816 [pre-publication watermarks]. 6 parts in two volumes, oblong quarto. (9 3/4 x 14 inches). 6 additional pictorial aquatint titles, 144 aquatint views, 8 engraved plans. Mid-19th century full green morocco by Zaehnsdorf, covers with inlaid panelled design with corner pieces in red, brown and tan morocco, elaborately tooled in gilt, lettered in gilt on the upper covers, spines with raised bands in six compartments, red morocco lettering pieces in the second and third, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, silk endpapers, gilt edges. Scarce complete set of the first quarto edition of Daniell's masterpiece: the greatest pictorial record of India and her antiquities ever published. This copy in an extraordinary binding by Zaehnsdorf for the Earl of Derby. "The Daniells left England in 1785, when William was only about sixteen, and they were back in England in September 1794. From an early stage Thomas seems to have set out to emulate and surpass Hodges (Select Views in India) popularizing his views through the comparatively new medium of aquatint. The uncle and nephew were determined not only to do better than Hodges but to expose the weaknesses of the pioneer's work by choosing the same views as Hodges had done, drawing them more accurately, and aquatinting them more skilfully" (Abbey Scenery II, p.377). The plates here are reduced versions of the justly famous large folio, hand-coloured plates which the Daniells engraved from their own drawings made during their extended expedition to India (except for the plates in the sixth and final part which was issued under the title Hindoo Excavations and were based on the drawings of James Wales). The Daniells's reasons for publishing this beautifully prepared version of their masterpiece is given at the front of the first series: they note that the large folio work is "well known, not only in the British dominions, but on the Continent, where [it is] ... to be found in most of the principal libraries. This collection, however ... has acquired a magnitude that necessarily limits its possession to the few who can purchase works of such expense. To obviate this objection, and to give to materials, so generally interesting, a more extensive range of circulation, Messrs. Daniell have determined to publish a careful and accurate edition, in quarto, of the same work; on which ... they will be enabled to affix a price so moderate as to be of easy purchase ... when completed, [the set] will be comprised in three volumes, containing in the whole 150 prints." The success of this first quarto edition can be judged from the fact that it was reprinted at least twice, in various forms, and was still available from Henry Bohn in the late 1840s. Abbey Travel II, 432 (uncoloured, early issue); M. Hardie & M. Clayton Walker's Quarterly Nos.35-36 Thomas Daniell ... William Daniell (London: 1932) p.29; G. Michell, A. Martinelli, & T. & W. Daniell India Yesterday and Today (Shrewsbury: Swan Hill Press, 1998); P. Rohatgi, G. Parlett, S. Imray & P. Godrej Indian Life and Landscape by Western Artists pp. 149-170; Sutton The Daniells Artists and Travellers 13

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        The Works of John Evelyn. Containing: Silva [Sylva]; or A Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber... together with An Historical Account of the Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves; With Notes by A. Hunter; to which is added, the Terra: A Philosophical Discourse of Earth... York: Thomas Wilson and Son, 1812, 2 volumes. The Memoirs, Illustrative of the Life and Writings of... including Evelyn's Diary and the Private Correspondence... London: Henry Colburn, 1819, 2 volumes. And: Miscellaneous Writings, comprising of Of Liberty and Servitude, The State of France, The French Gardiner, and others... London: Henry Colburn, 1825

      1812, 1819, 1825., 1812. 5 volumes, 4to. Silva is a Fourth Edition, the Memoirs is the Second and Best quarto Edition, Miscellaneous Writings is a First Edition. Finely and uniformly bound in peiod-style half calf with raised bands and gilt titles to spines, marbled boards and eps. With engravings. Some offsetting to text. Some occasional, generally light foxing, plates a little more so. A superb set of imporant works.

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        Autograph Letter Signed two pages 8vo, Cooperstown, NY, August 20, 1849

      Cooper writes his relative, War of 1812 veteran Commodore ?Ben Cooper of the African Squadron?, "My young friend, Mr. John attaché of the Spanish a particular friend of mine, and I commend him to your kindness. I suppose you will take your turn in the Mediterranean...I hope you may meet in those delightful seas..." He speaks cryptically of "an unpleasant affair between an old shipmate of ours, and one who stands near you on the list" before adding, "I wish you could see me. I weigh 205 lbs., and the handsomest of the breed, and have got the gout. I believe Issac (Marmaduke) Cooper is dead...Your father stands it like a rock, and my uncle James died the other day, at 92. We are a mixed breed, some holding on to life with great tenacity, and some slipping away...I am getting gray. I never saw [Captain] Stringham look better...James Cooper, of Pennsylvania, is in the Senate...." Signed, "J. Fenimore Cooper."

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      Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees And Orme, 1812. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. 3 volumes. Brown leather spines and corners. Marbled boards. Decorative title pages plus 66 b/w plates. Includes a large section on dogs, plus fox and stag hunting, hare coursing. Rabbit, martin, badger and otter hunting. Angling, game shooting and waterfowl etc. Book: all plates present. Title pages browned. Corners bumped and rubbed with some slight surface loss of leather. [S]

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        Sketch of the Present State of Caracas; including a Journey from Caracas through La Victoria and Valencia to Puerto Cabello

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

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

      London: John Stockdale, 1812. First edition.. Light off-setting of the frontis plate onto the title page of volume 1 only, title page of volume 2 mis-bound between plate 53 and page 451, the superb hand-colored plates and the text is bright, clean and free from foxing or browning, armorial bookplate on the front endpaper, morocco on spine with a few old wrinkles, a few old mars to the boards; easily a very good copy in an attractive period binding. . Pp. 503, 61 fine hand-colored plates engraved by Sansom after Sydenham Edwards (1768-1819). Contemporary straight-grained light brown morocco, covers with elaborate outer border tooled in gilt and blind-stamped, spine in five compartments with wide semi-raised bands, lettered in the second compartment, the others with overall repeated decorations in gilt and blind-stamping, gilt turn-ins, all pages edges in gilt, 4to. The two volumes here are bound in one large volume as is often the case with this treatise. This is the best published collection of Edward's work who was one of the greatest English botanical artists of the period. The plates from the "The New Flora Britannica" were first published by R. W. Dickson under the pseudonym Alexander McDonald in "A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening" (1807). However, the presentation of these plates in "The New Flora Britannica" is far superior due to the much more brilliant coloration and the fact that a higher quality paper stock was used to print the plates. See also Dunthorne 107 and Nissen BBI, 479.

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        Iliade di Omero [Homer's Iliad]. Two volume set

      Milano: Dalla Stampa Reale. G : in Good condition. Covers rubbed and lightly marked with wear to leather title panels and spine ends. Heraldic bookplates to fep and front pastedown. Previous owner's insc. to fep. 1812. Second Edition. Vellum cover with gilt classical decorated spines and borders of covers. 230mm x 170mm (9" x 7"). 366pp 386pp. .

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        Kupfer zu G.H. v. Langsdorff's Bemerkungen auf einer Reise um die WeltÖ

      Frankfurt am Mayn,: Friedrich Wilmans, 1812.. Two volumes bound in one, quarto, with two frontispiece portraits and 43 other engraved plates (one folding) and a folding leaf of music; title-page to each part and a leaf with explanatory text each side to face each of the plates; old library stamp and shelf-mark on first title; in very good condition in the original marbled boards, leather label on spine. The separate issue of the wonderful engravings published to illustrate the Langsdorff narrative of Krusenstern's circumnavigation on the Neva and Nadezhda. The plates are seldom seen in this form as they were more often bound into copies of the text, usually with the leaves of explanatory text (here present) discarded by the binder on account of the complication that they present: the text on recto and verso of each leaf describes two different plates which are not always to be bound near each other. The separate title-pages ("27 Kupfer..." and "17 Kupfer...") to each part are inevitably discarded too.The plates include eight of the Marquesas, five of Japan, three of Alaska, and two of California, and this original edition also includes the earliest known view of San Francisco - which was one of the images that was dropped and did not re-appear in the subsequent English version.The Marquesas plates are of particular interest for the images of tattooing in the islands, and especially for the engraving of Jean Baptiste Cabri, the French deserter who had been living there for some time and had taken a Marquesan wife and become extensively tattooed. Cabri went back with the expedition to Russia and made a living exhibiting himself and telling tales of his life among the "savages" of the islands. He toured widely in Russia and then in Europe for some years. He is noteworthy as one of the first extensively tattooed Europeans to exhibit himself: since the late seventeenth century such exhibitions were almost exclusively of native people, such as Giolo who came back with Dampier, and Omai who came to England on Cook's Endeavour.'When the Russian explorer Ivan Fedorovich Krusenstern arrived in the Marquesas in 1804 he found two Europeans living among the natives. They were a Frenchman, Jean Baptiste Cabri, and an Englishman, Edward Robarts. Both men had lived in the islands for several years and had been tattooed in the Marquesan fashion. Krusenstern employed them as guides and interpreters, and George Heinrich von Langsdorff, the German naturalist who accompanied Krusenstern, used them as informants when he wrote the first published account of native life and customs. The tattoo culture was reintroduced in the country when 18th-century European sailors travelled to Pacific islands and got fascinated by this art. They brought some form of exotic art back to Europe. French sailors were most fascinated from the art. The Frenchmen Jean Baptiste Cabri was the first person to get his entire body tattooed and display himself for an admission fee at fairs. However till the late eighteenth century this art was considered to be nomadic and lower class art basically symbolizing the criminals and uneducated class people...' (Tricia Allen and Steve Gilbert, Tattoo History Source Book: The Marquesas). See also 'Speckled Bodies: Russian Voyagers and Nuku Hivans, 1804' in N. Thomas et al, eds., Tattoo: Bodies, Art and Exchange in the Pacific and the West, London, 2005.Borba de Moraes, p.388; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 427; Hill, 968; Kroepelien, 706; Lada-Mocarski, 69; O'Reilly-Reitman, 733, etc; Russica, L260; Sabin, 38895; Wickersham, 6243.

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        Travels through the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empire, in the Years 1793 and 1794 ... Second Edition

      London: printed for John Stockdale, 1812. 2 volumes, quarto. (11 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches). 55 engraved or engraved and aquatint plates, plans and maps, most by or after G. Geissler (45 hand-coloured, 25 folding, 4 double- page), 29 vignette illustrations (23 hand-coloured). Period diced russia, covers bordered with a gilt roll tool and double fillet, rebacked at a later date with the original black morocco lettering pieces retained, endpapers renewed. Scarce second edition in English of "an extremely charming colour plate book" (Tooley). Tooley goes on to observe that this work "deserves a place in every colour plate book collection for its numerous attractive coloured vignettes, an unusual feature." Pallas's odyssey was first published in German in St. Petersburg under the title St Reise durch verschiedene Provinzen des russichen Reichs (St. Petersburg, 1771-76). Pallas, the newly-appointed professor of natural history at the Imperial Academy of Science in St. Petersburg, undertook an official six- year expedition from 1768 to 1774 during which he explored the most distant regions of the Russian empire. The journey (taking him first to the Caspian sea, and then across the Urals to Tobolsk, the Altai mountains, Omsk, Kolyvan, Tomsk, and Krasnojarsk, next to Irkoutsk, Lake Baikal, Oudinsk, Sélinghinsk, Kiakhta, the Amour river, and back to Krasnojarsk, thence to Tara, Jaitskoi-Gorodsk, Astrakhan, Tasaritzin and St. Petersburg) is here well described and beautifully illustrated with most of the plates and vignettes by Geissler. cf. Abbey Travel I.222; cf.Cat. Rusica P59; cf. Tooley 357.

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        Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army,

      London: J. Stockdale,, 1812. from the Conquest to the Present Time. 2 volumes, quartos (262 x 206 mm). Bound by Zaehnsdorf in later 19th century half morocco, spines gilt in compartments with fine gilt tooling to raised bands, brown cloth to sides, top edges gilt, others marbled, with marbled endpapers. Illustrated throughout with over 100 copper-engraved plates depicting armour, weapons, siege instruments, and infantry in full battle dress. Ownership stamp of, "J. F. F. Tate", a 19th century military man, to front free endpaper and first blank. Spine somewhat faded, cloth sides lightly rubbed, some internal foxing, cockling and tanning. A very good copy in a lovely binding, still both very presentable and readable. New edition, with material additions and improvements, published after Francis Grose's death from an apoplectic fit on 12 May 1791, aged 52. "Grose was a sort of antiquarian Falstaff - at least he possessed in a striking degree the knight's physical peculiarities; but he was a man of true honour and charity, a valuable friend. His humour, his varied knowledge and his good nature were all eminently calculated to make him a favourite in society." - Encyclop'dia Britannica.

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        Psalterium Graecum e Codice MS. Alexandrino, qui Londini in Bibliotheca Musei Britannici asservatur. Typis ad similitudinem ipsius Codicis Scripturae fideliter descriptum

      Edited by Henry Hervey Baber. Greek type in imitation of Alexandrian uncials, Roman type and another Greek type for the introduction & notes. xii, [32] leaves, 18 pp. Very large 4to (binding: 353 x 299 mm), fine cont. English blue morocco over thick boards, unsigned but almost certainly by Charles Lewis, richly panelled & decorated in gilt, wide roll-tooled borders around sides, spine richly gilt, a.e.g., inner covers with doublures of blue morocco borders, richly gilt, & inlaid panels of watered yellow silk, watered yellow silk endpapers. London: R. Taylor, 1812. A magnificently produced letterpress facsimile edition -- printed throughout on fine vellum -- of the Psalms from the famous Codex Alexandrinus, a fifth-century manuscript of the Greek Bible, containing the majority of the Septuagint and Greek N.T. Presented by the Patriarch of Constantinople Cyrillus Lucaris, who brought it from Alexandria, to King Charles I in 1627 and now in the British Library, the manuscript is probably the third oldest among the extant Greek Bible manuscripts (after the Vatincanus and Sinaiticus). This book was printed in specially designed type, designed to emulate the uncial script of the Codex. The type was cut by Joseph Jackson (1733-92), an apprentice to the first Caslon, and who is particularly remembered for cutting "peculiar" fonts, such as the "Domesday" character and the Greek types employed in the present work. Baber was keeper of printed books at the British Museum. Between 1816 and 1828 he published a three-volume edition of the Old Testament part of the Codex Alexandrinus. According to the list of subscribers, only 17 copies were printed on vellum. The final 18-pages contain a collection of the various readings of the Alexandrian MS. compared with the Roman edition of the Vatican text of the Septuagint printed in 1587. A very fine copy, with the bookplates of Sir John Thorold of Syston Park, the Rt. Hon. William Henry Smith, and Estelle Doheny. ❧ Darlow & Moule 4789. Reed & Johnson, Old English Letter Foundries, p. 315. Updike, II, p. 121. Van Praet, I, 13. .

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