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        Exmen imparcial de la disensiones de la America con la Espaa, de los medios de su reconcilliacion, y de la prosperidad de todas las naciones.

      283 pp. + index [2 pp]. 8vo. Full modern vellum, new endpapers, gilt title on spine. Second edition. Palau 84325 (1st). Sabin 23058. Leclerc 195 (1st). The preferred second edition, corrected and considerably enlarged by the author. Florez Estrada, the Procurador General, examined the issues dividing the American colonies from Spain and offered proposals to effect a reconciliation including the emancipation of the colonies. An important and incisive work but coming too late to change the forces that were already in motion. Florez Estrada is considered the most distinguished Spanish economist of the first half of this century, " Palgrave, Dictionary Of Political Economy II, pp. 91-92. A very good or better copy, title leaf soiled and with a few tiny holes affecting a few letters, soiling on last (blank), else contents clean, binding fine.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Anweisung, die Beinbrüche der Gliedmassen, vorzüglich die complicierten und den Schenkelbeinhalsbruch nach einer neuen, leichten, einfachen und wohlfeilen Methode ohne Schienen sicher und bequem zu heilen.

      8°. XII, 247 S., 1 Bl. Druckfehler. Mit 5 gestochenen, gefalteten Tafeln. Pappband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Hirsch-H. V, 32. - Waller 8501. - Sauter (1766-1840) erfand die Heilung der Beinbrüche durch die sogenannte "Schwebe". - Text durchgehend stockfleckig, Tafeln sauber.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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        Traité pratique des hernies, ou mémoires anatomiques et chirurgiaux sur ces maladies.

      8° und Folio. XII, 472 S.; 15 S. Mit 21 Kupfertafeln von Adam. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. Text- und Tafelband. Garrison/Morton 3584. - Hirsch V, 198. - "One of the greatest classics on hernia" (HOH). 10 Tafeln jeweils begleitet mit einer Umrissradierung. Klassisches Werke über Hernien, in französischer Erstausgabe. Erschien erstmals unter dem Titel "Sull'ernia" in ital. Sprache 1809. Antonio Scarpa (1752-1832) war Schüler von Morgagni, lehrte in Modena und Pavia. - Titel stärker, sonst nur mässig stockfleckig. Mit durchlaufendem Wasserrand im Tafelteil.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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        Le Règne Animal Distribué D'Après Son Organisation, Pour Servir De Base À L'Histoire Naturelle Des Animaux Et D'Introduction À L'Anatomie Comparée.Paris: Deterville, 1817. First edition.

      A beautiful set of in fine contemporary French calf. "The most influential exposition of typological approach to animal classification, representing the greatest body of zoological facts that had yet been assembled; it served as the standard zoological manual for most Europe during the first half of the nineteenth century." (Norman). PMM 276; Dibner 195; Sparrow, Milestone 42; Norman 567.<br/><br/> "Using the taxonomic system that he had introduced in 1812 in his memoire 'Sur un nouveau rapprochement à établir entre led classes quicomposent le règne animal,' Cuvier divided the animal kingdom into four main types or <i>embrachements</i>: Vertebrata, Mollusca, Articulata and Radiata, each with its own subgroups. This represented an attempt at a 'natutal' classification system, based upon the assumption that the characteristic interrelationship between an animal's function and structure placed it within an exclusive group (i.e., that species were 'real'), as opposed to the more artificial systems of the past, which had been based upon single features of species. Cuvier's view of animal organization led him to an early recognition of balance of nature, both with respect to the functional balance of parts in the individual and the interdependence of groups in the 'network of nature'." (Norman).. 4 volumes, 8vo (204 x 127mm), bound in four uniform very fine French contemporary calf bindings with richly gilt spines, marbled paper and green vellum corners, fully complete with all half-titles and the front and rear blanks: pp [i-v] vi-xxxvii [1], [1] 2-540; [i-v] vi-xviii, [1] 2-532; [i-v] vi-xxix [1], [1] 2-656 [3]; [i-v] vi-viii, [1] 2-190, 192-244 [1] and 15 engraved plates by Pierron and Louvet after drawings by Laurillon. A very fine set

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

      London: T Cadell & W Davies [printed for], 1812.. First Edition. Green gilt decorated leather cover. 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. 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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        The Life of Merlin, Sirnamed Ambrosius. His Prophecies, and Predictions Interpreted; and Their Truth Made Good by Our English Annals:

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

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      London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones; 1812.. xiv,xiii-xvi,viii,132,[cxxxiii]-cxxxvii,[4]pp. plus eighteen handcolored plates of trees, seeds, flowers, and fruits (several figures to a plate) with accompany letterpress text explanations (with separate pagination) for each plate. Quarto. Antique-style half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Titlepage slightly soiled, minor age- toning. Contemporary gift inscription on first page of preface. Old repaired tear in bottom margin of first page of preface, touching a few lines of text. A very good copy. This copy bears a contemporary gift inscription on the first page of the preface: "The gift of Warwick Pearson Esq. of Kirky, Lonsdale, Westmoreland to Tho. Warwick Syndman, Antigua." Titford was a Jamaica-born physician who lived on that island for many years, travelled extensively in the United States, and described himself as a corresponding member of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts. Otherwise little is known about him, excepting this work, for which he made all of the original drawings for the beautiful handcolored plates. Titford&#39;s only known publication, the work was originally issued in six parts, and editions appear with titlepages dated 1811 and 1812. These factors may account in part for the variations in pagination between extant copies, supporting Ian MacPhail&#39;s comment in his "Titford&#39;s HORTUS BOTANICUS AMERICANUS..." that "the cataloguer who is faced with the bewildering collation of J.W. Titford: SKETCHES TOWARDS A HORTUS BOTANICUS AMERICANUS, London, 1811, is likely to throw up his hands in despair." An exquisite color plate botanical work, one of the earliest to depict American plant species, here with a fine contemporary Caribbean provenance. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 14606. PLESCH, p.436. PRITZEL 9370. DE BELDER SALE 356. MacPhail, "Titford&#39;s HORTUS BOTANICUS AMERICANUS" in HUNTIA 1, pp.117-35. CLEVELAND BOTANICAL COLLECTIONS 757. ARNOLD ARBORETUM LIBRARY CATALOGUE, p.692. GREAT FLOWER BOOKS, p.144. NISSEN 1968. BEINECKE LESSER ANTILLES COLLECTION 638.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Théorie Analytique des Probabilités.Paris: Courcier, 1812.

      First edition of "the most influential book on probability and statistics ever written." (Anders Hald). <br/><br/> "Laplace's great treatise on probability appeared in 1812, with later editions in 1814 and 1820. Its picture of probability theory was entirely different from the picture in 1750. On the philosophical side was Laplace's interpretation of probability as rational belief, with inverse probability as its underpinning. On the mathematical side was the method of generating functions, the central limit theorem, and Laplace's technique for evaluating posterior probabilities. On the applied side, games of chance were still evidence, but they were dominated by problems of data analysis and Bayesian methods for combining probabilities of judgments, which replaced the earlier non-Bayesian methods of Hooper and Bernoulli." (Grattan-Guiness: History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences, p.1301). <br/><br/> "In the Théorie Laplace gave a new level of mathematical foundation and development both to probability theory and to mathematical statistics. ... [It] emerged from a long series of slow processes and once established, loomed over the landscape for a century or more." (Stephen Stigler: Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics, p.329-30). <br/><br/> "It was the first full-scale study completely devoted to a new specialty, ... [and came] to have the same sort of relation to the later development of probability that, for example, Newton's Principia Mathematica had to the later science of mechanics." (DSB). <br/><br/> Evans, First Editions of Epochal Achievements 12; Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 24; Honeyman 1923.. 4to: 255 x 190 mm. Contemporary half calf. Pp. [VI], 464, [2: errata and blank]. A little browning and spotting throughout (as usual with this book), old owners signature scraped from the lower right corner of the title, in all a very good copy

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        [Melon] Scarlet Flesh Rock [Pl. 66]

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, '1812' [buit watermarked 1816]. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In good condition. Image size: 16 x 12 3/4 inches. 20 1/2 x 16 1/4 inches. A fine image from Brookshaw's masterpiece: 'Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits'. George Brookshaw's 'Pomona Britannica' is the finest work on fruit and flowers ever produced. Its breathtaking images display a level of technical virtuosity and beauty that distinguish this magnificent work as a true work of art.As a retired cabinetmaker, Brookshaw produced his seminal botanical study late in his career, at first publishing it in parts and then as a complete edition in 1812. The fact that this outstanding work took ten years to complete is evident in the quality of its images and the care with which Brookshaw executed each individual picture. 'Pomona Britannica' was produced as a visual record of the best available varieties of fruit in an attempt to encourage gardeners to experiment with growing fruit, and illustrates examples found in the Royal gardens at Hampton Court, Kensington Gardens, and the private gardens of the Prince of Wales in Blackheath.'Pomona Britannica' differs from other botanical works in its dark aquatinted backgrounds and its stylized compositions. By using aquatint to create a contrasting background, Brookshaw manages to produce a truly dramatic effect. His use of stylized composition distinguishes his pictures from the dry scientific illustrations found in other botanical studies and creates an exceptionally beautiful visual experience. 'Pomona Britannica' is not only a didactic study, it is a masterpiece of illustration in which every picture is a testament to the artist's talent and ingenuity. Cf. Dunthorne 50; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 81; cf. Nissen BBI 244; cf. Sandra Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona 40a.

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

      F.C and J Rivington et al 1812. 2 vols, Vol 1, 25, [ii], 795 pp, 23, Vol 2, xix, 765 pp, 53, Full tan diced calf with gilt borders and ornaments on spine, marbled edges and end papers. Previous owner's bookplate on paste downs, hinges begining to split at head and foot of spine, but this is a very strong and secure binding generally. Spines a little rubbed and faded. Contents very good and clean 17e

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster (also as Fosters' Booksho]
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        SHIPWRECKS And DISASTERS At SEA; or Historical Narratives of the Most Noted Calamities and Providential Deliverances, which have Resulted from Maritime Enterprise: with a Sketch of Various Expedients for Preserving the Lives of Mariners. In Three Volumes

      Printed by George Ramsay & Company for Archibald Constable Edinburgh and Longman Hurst Rees Orme and Brown London. Edinburgh:: Printed by George Ramsay & Company for Archibald Constable, Edinburgh, and Longman Hurst Rees Orme and Brown, London.. 1812.. 8vo. 8-5/8" x 5-1/4". 1st edition (Huntress 87; Sabin 80537). 3 volumes (xix, [1 (blank)], 448; 516; 515, [1 (blank)] pp). Index in Volume III. Half-titles wanting. Period dark green half-morocco bindings, with green cloth boards. Volume I with gilt decorated spine; Volumes II & III a bit plainer.. From the "London Library. St. James Square", with red labels to. boards, and 'Regulations' label to front paste-down(s). Joints &. tips professionally refurbished. Dime-size circular blindstamp to. title leaves. Vol I with renewed ffep. Offset to pp 282-283 in Vol.. III. Withal, a solid VG set.. A work somewhat uncommon in the trade... filled with 81 historical accounts of shipwrecks from 1431-1807, arranged chronologically. . Vol I: folding frontis map [Eastern Hemisphere]. Vol II: folding map prior to p. 3 [of the Western Hemisphere].

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        An Interesting Account of the Voyages and Travels of Captain?s Lewis and Clark, in the Years 1804-5, and 6. Giving A Faithful Description of the River Missouri and Its Source ? Of the Various Tribes of Indians Through Which They Passed? To which is added a Complete Dictionary of the Indian Tongue

      Anthony Multenberger 12mo (6 ¾ x 3 ¾), period sheep, rebacked with modern leather, old spine label, two wood engraved frontispiece portraits, 326 pp. Housed in custom made half morocco folding box. Covers a little worn and scuffed, contents foxed with some browning and soiling; lower corner of pp. 29-30 torn off, affecting a few words, and a tear on pp. 81-82; otherwise very good. Some sources suggest there are one or two other plates in this title, but only the portraits are bound in this volume.The Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806) was the first overland expedition by the United States to go to the Pacific coast. This was an extremely important expedition because it laid the groundwork for the Western Expansion, and gave our government a first hand account of the resources we picked up with the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. The expedition was led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, but was greatly assisted by Sacajawea, their Native American guide and translator. This work was published because of the growing demand by the public for information on the expedition. Fisher borrows heavily from Patrick Gass?s Journal, and portions of the works of Jonathan Carver and Alexander Mackenzie. While it has been criticized by scholars, it contains some extremely useful information, and it did play an important role in shaping the impressions of America at the time. Contains portraits of Lewis and Clark.

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        Tableau de la mer Baltique, considérée sous les rapports physiques, géographiques, historiques et commerciaux, avec une carte, et des notices détaillées sur le mouvement général du commerce, sur les ports les plus importans, sur les monnaies, poids et mesures.

      I-II. Paris, chez Pillet, 1812. 8:o. XVI,355,(1) s. & 1 utvikbar grav. karta + (4),358,(1) s. & 3 utvikbara tryckta tabeller. Två oskurna häften i ngt nötta samtida gråpappersomslag med tryckta titeletiketter på ryggarna. Rena inlagor med endast enstaka obetydliga fläckar. Fin svit från Östanå.. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 6557. Kartan upprättad av H. Brué. Jean-Pierre Catteau-Calleville (1759-1819) var från 1773 pastor vid reformerta församlingen i Stockholm. Från 1788 företog han resor i Frankrike, Schweiz, Tyskland och de skandinaviska länderna, vilka beskrevs i "Voyage en Allemagne et en Suède", som utkom första gången 1810

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        Hibiscus Sabdarifta [Pl. 29]

      [Paris: 1812-1814]. Stipple engraving, printed in colour and finished by hand, engraved by Bouquet. Very good condition. 21 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches. A fine plate from Bonpland's "Description des Plantes Rares Cultivées á Malmaison et á Navarre" considered to be the apex of Redouté's achievement as a botanical illustrator. Throughout his career, Redouté enjoyed royal patronage, beginning with Marie Antoinette and including the Empress Josephine, for whom he served as official painter. After Empress Josephine's divorce from Napoleon, Navarre became her principal residence, and she sought to recreate the horticultural splendours of Malmaison. This was the last work for which Redoute enjoyed her patronage, yet with the perfection of his stipple process, the illustrations are perfect both scientifically and artistically, and are a fitting close to the great era of Napoleonic works in which all available resources were used to document new and rare species. Bonpland, who provided the text for the work, was the botanist who accompanied von Humboldt in his explorations of South America and had succeeded Ventenat as botanist to Josephine. Nissen BBI 207, Dunthorne 240; MacPhail 13; Stafleu TL2 648

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      Longman Hurst Rees Orme and Brown London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1812. Third Edition. 229 x 146 mm (9 x 5 3/4").Three volumes bound in six. Edited by Stephen Jones. 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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        Imitations of Original Drawings by Hans Holbein

      in the Collection of His Majesty, for the Portraits of Illustrious Persons of the Court of Henry VIII. With Biographical Tracts. London: Printed by William Bulmer and Co. Shakspeare Printing=Office. 1812. Folio. 84 engraved plates printed in colour. Plates with accompanying bioraphical text. Contemporary red half morocco, spine richly gilt in compartments. All edges gilt. Portraits of Hans Holbein and Thomas Moore with foxing, else very few small spots. A very clean well preserved copy. 35 x 26,5 cm

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        Allgemeine Erläuterungen über den Magnetismus und den Somnabulismus. Als vorläufige Einleitung in das Natursystem. Aus dem Askläpieion abgedruckt

      Halle und Berlin, Buchhandlungen des Hallischen Waisenhauses, 1812.. Tit., 78 S. Buntpapierumschlag.

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        "Karl og Pige fra Stods Præstegjeld i Tronhjems Stift"

      Akvarell og penn, 20x15cm Antagelig København 1812-15 Høyst sannsynlig en foreleggstegning til plansje 51 i Senns draktverk "Norske Nationale Klædedragter" fra 1812. Utført på samme type papir som de trykte plansjene. Originaltegninger av Senn er meget sjeldne. Dette bladet har proveniens tilbake til en av de store norske samlere av bøker og plansjer etter krigen og var en del av en stor samling med praktfulle Senn-trykk og Dreier-akvareller solgt av Kunstantikvariat PAMA i 2004

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        Fore Edge Painting ( River Thames - St. Pauls Cathedral - 1812 - Leather - Gold Gilt )

      J. Sharpe, 1812. Hardcover. Near Fine. J. Sharpe, London 1812. Leather bound with gold gilt lettering at the spine. All edges gilt. Fore Edge Painting. A scene painted at the fore edge of the pages. The painting is not visible when the book is closed. The pages of the book must be fanned to view the painting. The painting is of the River Thames in London with St. Pauls Cathedral in the background, three small ships appear in the foreground who are struggling to bail water out of their leaking boats, London skyline, a gorgeous painting. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean leather boards and spine, all edges gilt, book is tight and square, clean endpaper and pages, tight spine, light shelf wear at the edges, light foxing, John Wild&#39;s bookplate at the front endpaper with a crest featuring a deer and three birds with the phrase Jucundi Acti Labores (The remembrances of past labor is sweet).

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        Naval Heroes of the United States. No. 2. Battle of Lake Champlain

      NY.. This hand colored lithograph by Nathaniel Currier shows War of 1812 American naval officers Thomas MacDonough, Isaac Hull, Jacob Jones, Joshua Barney, Charles Stewart, and William Henry Allen surrounding a vignette of the battle of Lake Champlain. (No. 1 was a similar print portraying heroes of the battle of Lake Erie.) Image size approximately 14 x 12 inches. Colors bright. Fine condition. Matted and framed, under glass.

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        Travels in the Island of Iceland, during the summer of the year MDCCCX.

      Second edition. Edinburgh, Archibald Constable and Company, 1812. 4to. Edinburgh, Archibald Constable and Company, 1811. 4to. XVII + (3) + 491 + (1) s. 13 kobberstukne plansjer, hvorav 8 håndkolorerte. 1 foldet kobberstikk (Reykjavik). 1 helsides kart. 1 foldet kart. 5 foldede tabeller. 1 notebilag. Fint nyere priv. håndb. skinnbd. med fem opph. bind. Grønt skinn tittelfelt. Ryggdekor i gull og blindpreg. Frontplansje med liten rift i marg (berører ikke illustrasjonen). Foldet plansje og helsides kart litt brunplettet. Foldet kart med rift, ellers et rent og fint eks

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        Iliade... traduzione del cav. vincenzo monti. seconda edizione. milano, dalla stamperia reale, 1812.

      Due volumi di cm. 14, pp. (8) 366; 386. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle con punte, dorsi a piccoli nervi con fregi e filetti in oro e titoli su tasselli in marocchino rosso. Tagli colorati in rosso. Esemplare fresco e genuino, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Si tratta della rara seconda edizione della celebre versione del Monti. Come è noto la prima edizione apparve nel 1810 ma, in seguito ad aspre critiche, l'autore fu costretto a rivedere la sua versione. Il risultato è la presente edizione che ricevette il plauso dei critici del tempo.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Contes des fees. Contenant la Barbe bleue, le Petit Chaperon rouge, Le F&#142;es, la Belle au bris dormant, le Chat bott&#142;, Cendril-Ion, Riquet &#136; la Houpe, le Petit Poucet, l&#39;Adroite Princesse, Griselidis, Peau d&#39;Ane, les Souhaits ridicules

      Paris: Chez Le Prieur, 1812 Contemporary mottled calf, nicely rebacked. . Twelvemo. Twelve engraved plates by M. Huot, engraved by M. Manceau. A very good, clean copy. "M. Huot has not only engraved with a skill a face that catches exactly the expression of the original picture, but his management of the light and shade and of the textures introduced reminds one satisfactorily of the elegance that is the dominant note of M. H&#142;bert&#39;s work" (The Academy, Murray, 1877, issue 12).

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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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&#39;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 &#39;Seek and Find St James&#39;s Square&#39; .

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

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

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        An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (3 volumes)

      London: Cadell and Davies, et al, 1812. First published in 1776, this is the most fundamental of all works of economics. This is "A new edition, to which is prefixed, an account of the life of the author, and a view of his doctrine compared with that of the French economists." Newly rebound in quarter brown morocco w/marbled boards, gilt spine lettering, four raised bands, new end papers. Pp. xliii, 499; 523; vii, 515. Dusty edges, toning to edges of preliminaries and rear end papers in all three volumes, previous owner&#39;s signature to top edge of title page of first volume. A very nice early printing of this seminal work. Since these weigh more than the average book, additional postage will be required.. New edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket, as issued. Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

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        Carte Geographique des Pays situés entre l&#39;Elbe et le Weser comme aussi entre la Trave et la Hounte ... Geographische Karte der Länder zwischen der Elbe und Weser auch Trave und Hunte, besonders der vormaligen Churfürstlich- und Herzoglich-Braunschweig-Lüneburgischen-Lande, nach ihrer gegenwärtigen Vertheilung zwischen dem Kaiserthume Frankreich und dem Königreiche Westphalen: enthaltend: die französischen Departements der Elb-Mündung ganz, und der Weser-Mündung auch Ober-Ems zum Theil ferner: die westphälischen Departements der Aller, Oker und Leine völlig, des Harzes fast ganz, auch die der Elbe und Saale zum Theil, desgleichen: die Fürstenthümer Lippe-Detmold und Lippe-Bückeburg, wie auch die Grafschaft Pyrmont." Karte auf einer Folge von 6 Blättern

      Kupferstich-Karte von J. F. Salzenberg nach Johann Ludwig Hogrewe (Hogreve) und Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Heiliger 1812. 54x75 cm. Größe je Blatt. Maßstab ca. 1 : 200.000. Zusammen - Tooley 2 Bd. 2 S. 306 und 352 - Engelmann, Geogr. S. 305 - Dekorative und detaillierte Karte Norddeutschlands in der napoleonischen Zeit begrenzt durch den Jadebusen, Wismar, Ludwigslust, Gardelegen, Helmstedt, Blankenburg / Harz, Kassel, Holzminden, Bielefeld, Osnabrück, Quakenbrück und das Zwischenahner Meer. Zusammengesetzt ergeben die Blätter eine Karte des Großteils des ehem. Königreichs Westfalen im Format von 150 x 122 cm. 3 Blätter mit Grenzkolorit. Auf 4 Blättern Erläuterungen zu der im Kartenbild mit Buchstaben B - K versehenen Einteilung der Districte und Departements wobei die Neuaufteilung Braunschweig-Lüneburgs und die Verteilung zwischen Kaiserreich Frankreich und Königreich Westfalen besonders hervorgehoben wird. Unten links Titel in französisch und deutsch, unten rechts Legende, die neben Städten, Dörfern und Burgen u. a. auch Forst-, Zoll- und Wirtshäuser, Klöster, Ziegeleien, Wasser- und Windmühlen, Poststraßen und -stationen, Schmelzhütten, Torfmoore und Wälder getrennt nach Laub- und Tannenholz zeigt. Lediglich 1 Blatt mit 1 Fleck im Kartenbild und Flecken im weißen Papierrand. Interessante Karte in gutem Erhalt. Es konnten nur in drei deutschen Bibliotheken Exemplare nachgewiesen werden.

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      Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Company, for John Ballantyne and Company, Silvester Doig and Andrew Stirling, Edinburgh; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, and John Murray, London,. 1812. cloth with japan vellum shelf back, leather title piece affixed to spine panel, all edges untrimmed.. Former owner&#39;s bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Spine dust. soiled, a solid, very good copy with clean, sound interior. (#136692). First edition. The first English-language anthology of imaginary voyages. Collects Swift&#39;s TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD BY LEMUEL GULLIVER, Holberg&#39;s A JOURNEY TO THE WORLD UNDERGROUND, Paltock&#39;s THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF PETER WILKINS, Defoe&#39;s THE ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, and Kirkby&#39;s THE CAPACITY AND EXTENT OF THE HUMAN UNDERSTANDING; EXEMPLIFIED IN THE EXTRAORDINARY CASE OF AUTOMATHES. Weber&#39;s 26-page introduction is the first English-language critical discussion of the imaginary voyage. See Gove, The Imaginary Voyage in Prose Fiction, pp. 64- 72. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 9. Reginald 14936. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978).

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

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

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        The Tor di Schiavi on the Via Labicana, Rome

      Edward Lear BEAUTIFUL PAINTING OF ROMAN RUINS BY ENGLISH ARTIST AND WRITER EDWARD LEAR Edward Lear (1812-1888) Oil on canvas Canvas size: 9" x 17 1/2" Framed size: 18 2/5" x 26 1/5" Provenance: Painted for Captain and Miss Phipps Hornby of Shooters Hill, Kent; Miss Edith Jones, and thence by descent Literature: Eldredge, "Torre dei Schiavi," 25 During the nineteenth century, artists and tourists alike flocked to Italy to observe the country&#39;s countless ruins and bask in its mythical golden sunlight. Edward Lear (1812-1888), author of books of nonsense, purveyor of limericks, and prolific creator of exquisite landscape art, captures both Italian wonders within this marvelous painting of the Roman environs. This work, The Tor di Schiavi on the Via Labicana, Rome (1842) illustrates the remains of an extensive villa built during the time of Diocleation and is situated on another chief Roman thoroughfare. . Book.

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        Sir John Hill The Family Herbal or An Account of all Those English Plants which are Remarkable for Their Virtues

      C. Brightly and Co., 1812. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. With Fifty-Four Colored Plates. Original Boards. Leather. First Edition. Very Fragile Binding. Foxing and toning to pages. Front board and all pages to the preface (including the title page) are only partly attached to the rest of the book. The leather shows a great deal of scuffing and wear with chipping at the spine. 3/4 through the book, the text and binding is split and only together by a very small piece at the bottom of the binding. Book is in Fair minus to Poor, but the illustrations are in VERY GOOD condition. Published by C. Brightly and Co., 1812

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        The Miscellaneous Works of Tim Bobbin, Esq. containing hisView of the Lancashire Dialect, With large Additions and Improvements: also, His Poem of the Flying Dragon, and the Man of Heaton; Together with other Whimsical Amusements in Prose and Verse. With Plebeian Politics

      Salford - Cowdroy & Slack, 1812 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A humorous collection of works from satirist John Collier. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and spine decoration. This copy has been professionally rebacked, with the original spine laid down. With twenty-seven illustrative plates and frontispiece of the author. With a Life of the Author. This is the lifeof John Collier, not a fictionalised account of Tim Bobbin. John Collier, 1708-1786, was a satirist and caricaturist. His motto was apparently &#39;Laugh, and be fat&#39;, which he lived up to heartily. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is slight edge wear to the extremities. Internally the pages have some browning with foxing only prominent to the first and last pages and the plates as usual. There area fewfaded tidemarks to some plates. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Boxiana of Sketches of Antient & Modern Pugilism : From the Days of the Renowned Broughton and Slack to the Heroes of the Present Milling Aera

      London: G Smeeton, 1812. Paper covered boards with maroon leather spine, with gilt title. Fading to spine with a few small tears to tail and small loss to head. Boards rubbed and marked. Front gutter cracked but binding still firm. Two previous owners name to fep. Double engraved frontispiece. 484pp Many illusrations 2 possibly lacking between pages 100/101 and 404/405. 3 folding illusrations one of which is upsidedown. There is darkening to pages with some foxing manily to illusrations. A very interesting tiem. . First Thus. Hardback. Good/No Jacket.

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

      London: [for the author], 1812. Large 4to (15 2/8 x 12 2/8 inches). Aquatint frontispiece by Cosway after Burke (misbound), engraved title-page over two leaves with vignette headpiece to first leaf by Tomkins after Burney; 2 stipple engravings by Russell and Opie after Maddocks, and Reinagle after Bartolozzi and Landseer, 28 hand-colored aquatints by Pether, Thornton, Edwards, Reinagle & Henderson, after drawings by Dunkarten, Roffe, Gaugain, Quilley, Maddox, Burk, Maddan and Stadler (lightly browned, marginal thumbing throughout). Contemporary tan calf decorated in gilt and blind (rebacked, extremities quite worn with loss, surface abrasions). Provenance: modern ownership inscription at the head of the title-page. THORNTON&#39;S MASTERPIECE First quarto edition, with an additional plate: "Artichoke Protea" by Quilley after Henderson, not included in the original folio edition of 1807 published under the title "New Illustrations of the Sexual System of Linnaeus". Other images are reduced copies of those in the folio edition. According to Dunthorne, the quarto edition was published initially as fourth level prizes in the lottery that Thornton ran in an attempt to recoup the losses he had incurred during the production of the folio edition. Thornton&#39;s "Temple of Flora" was a "gigantic literary speculation which was to ruin him. This work, ... was first advertised in 1797 and began to appear in parts from 1799, published by T. Bensley and priced at 1 guinea (later 25s). The complete text with illustrations was advertised as available in 1799 for 20 guineas. Its bibliographic history was complicated, the three main parts being issued at a variety of times and in different formats. ... The huge costs of illustration and printing seriously eroded Thornton&#39;s personal fortune. As a promotional exercise in 1804 he exhibited the originals of his plates at 49 New Bond Street, and in 1811 an act of parliament (51 George III, cap. 103) authorized his &#39;Royal Botanical Lottery&#39;, for which he issued 20,000 tickets at 2 guineas each. The top prize was the set of original paintings, with other prizes of his printed illustrations and texts. In spite of his efforts to market his publications, his finances never recovered. At the heart of the New Illustration was Thornton&#39;s scheme to produce a specifically British botanical publication of a magnificence to surpass all previous examples. Teams of master engravers and colourists, including Francesco Bartolozzi, Richard Earlom, and John Landseer, used the full range of modern printing techniques to produce coloured illustrations after paintings by such prominent artists as Sir William Beechey, James Opie, Henry Raeburn, John Russell, Abraham Pether, and his two favoured illustrators, Peter Henderson and Philip Reinagle. The illustrations were not restricted to the &#39;choicest flowers&#39; in the world, but included portraits of eminent botanists-including the famous portrait of Linnaeus in Lapp (Sami) dress-elaborate allegories, such as &#39;Cupid Inspiring the Plants to Love&#39;, and a bust of Linnaeus being honoured by Aesculapius, Flora, Ceres, and Cupid. The text, which includes a translation of Linnaeus&#39;s &#39;Prize dissertation&#39; on the sexuality of plants (1759), is similarly not bound to accounts and texts of scientific botany, but deals with a wide range of religious, political, spiritual, social, and emotional issues, not only in prose but also through extensive use of poems by modern and ancient authors. It is easy to regard much of this material as irrelevant to the publication&#39;s botanical aims, but this is to miss the universal human and religious purposes of botanical learning in Thornton&#39;s system of thought" (Martin Kemp for DNB). Thornton was destined for a career in the church, but while at Trinity College, Cambridge he found inspiration in the botanical lectures of Thomas Martyn and switched to studying medicine. He went on to lecture in medical botany at Guy&#39;s Hospital. Conceived on a grandiose scale, Thornton&#39;s work was to comprise three parts: a dissertation on the sexual reproductive cycle of plates; an explanation of Linnaeus&#39;s plant system, lavishly illustrated with botanical plates and portraits of botanists; and "The Temple of Flora" which was to have no less than seventy large plates of exotic plant species arranged according to the classification system of Linnaeus. Each species was to appear in its native environment. The production of the plates for "The Temple of Flora" involved a variety of techniques - aquatint, mezzotint, stipple engraving and stippling with line engraving or etching which required the participation of a large number of artists. Among those commissioned by Thornton were Philip Reinagle - who executed most of the preparatory drawings - Abraham Pether (known for his moody, quasi-Gothic landscapes), Sydenham Edwards (see lots 26 and 32), and Peter Henderson (see lot 29), and the engravers Richard Earlom, James Caldwall, and Thomas Burke. Only the plate of the Rose was drawn by Thornton and executed by Earlom. In spite of using a host of artists and engravers, Thornton managed to "maintain a remarkable homogeneity of style throughout" (An Oak Spring Flora), but production was a protracted stop-and-go affair, causing the text and plates to appear irregularly, and to bring Thornton ultimately to the brink of personal bankruptcy. Because some plates were withdrawn or reworked in the course of publication, it is not possible to establish a definitive collation of the work. For his contribution to English botanical illustration, Thornton has been compared to Redouté by Alan Thomas: "more or less coeval with Redouté in France came the production of the greatest English colour-plate flower book... What Redouté produced under the patronage of L&#39;Héritier, Marie Antoinette, the Empress Josephine, Charles X and the Duchesse de Berry, Thornton set out to do alone. The result was almost total failure. His fortune was engulfed and his family reduced to penury... It is easy to raise one&#39;s eyebrows at Thornton&#39;s unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing... but he produced... the most strikingly beautiful set of flower plates ever to be printed in England [and] one of the loveliest books in the world" (Great Books and Book Collectors pp. 142). Stafleu TL2 14.283; Great Flower Books, p.77; Dunthorne 302..

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        Map of America by A. Arrowsmith, Hydrographer to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales

      Philadelphia: Kimber & Conrad and Johnson & Warner, 1812. A RARE AMERICAN EDITION OF AARON ARROWSMITH&#39;S MOMENTOUS "MAP OF AMERICA" Engraved wall map with original hand color (4 sheets, each in 6 sections) Framed size: 55 ¼" x 64 ½" Map size: 48" x 57 ½" ca. 1812 Literature: John Goss, The Mapping of North America, No. 70. Aaron Arrowsmith&#39;s "Map of America" (1804) is one of the rarest and most significant maps he ever produced. The engraved wall map, which comprises of 4 sheets, depicts North and South America. It also shows the oceans that stretch between the Sandwich (Hawaii) and Cape Verdes Islands. Responding to the public&#39;s demand for up-to-date maps of the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase, Arrowsmith drew on a number of sources in order to create his much heralded "Map of America." Building on his earlier map of North America, "A Map Exhibiting all the New Discoveries in the Interior Parts of North America" (1795), Arrowsmith made use of the accounts of Cook, Vancouver, Mears, and La Perouse in order to create his updated 1804 wall chart. Though Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and Alexander von Humboldt had not yet concluded their own expeditions of the continent, Arrowsmith was, nevertheless, able to incorporate the recent findings of Alexander Mackenzie. In 1789, Mackenzie had been commissioned by the North-West Fur Company of Canada (a rival of the Hudson Bay Company) to explore the Rocky Mountains and the Canadian Arctic. Mackenzie&#39;s tour of some 2,990 miles was achieved in the astonishing period of 120 days, from Slave Lake to the Arctic shore and back. Mackenzie&#39;s atlas, which was published with the account of Vancouver&#39;s Pacific voyages in 1798, provided much of the coastal detail for Arrowsmith&#39;s highly accurate depictions of British-controlled western Canada and Russian Alaska. . Book.

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      London, John Harding, 1812.. Comprising an account of the introduction of the Berwickshire Husbandry into Middlesex and Oxfordshire. FIRST EDITION 1812. Large 4to, approximately 385 x 280 mm, 15 x 11 inches, printed on good heavy stock paper, 38 engraved plates, (the title page calls for 40 plates, there is a note about this discrepancy at the end of the plate list) 10 are handcoloured aquatints including frontispiece with tissue guards, the tissue guard to the frontispiece is loose, (the panorama has three images and 1 other plate has 2 images, making a total of 13 images), 3 are large folding plates, 1 with panorama images, 1 double page colour plate plus 1 large folding in black and white, pages: [9]-16, 19-60, 59-105, collation: A-G5, H-M4 (1) including half title, pagination slightly erratic but complete, the printer has given the numbers 59 and 60 to 2 different pages of text, no duplication, handsomely rebound in half dark blue crushed morocco, matching cloth covers divided by gilt decoration, maroon and green gilt lettered labels to spine, date in gilt at foot of spine, gilt decoration and urns between raised band to spine, housed in a plain blue cloth slipcase, edges untrimmed. The folding plates each have small tear along central fold, all have repairs to the blank side to strengthen them, the plate with panoramas has repair to central blank margin on the image side, not affecting images, 2 small repairs to edges, not affecting images, also 2 further small tears to fold, not repaired, the large folding black and white plate also has small central repair to fold on the blank side and the image side, not affecting the images, (MOST COPIES I COULD LOCATE SEEM TO SUFFER FROM TEARS TO FOLDS), pinhole worm track from page 50 to the end, hardly noticeable, small worm track affecting 2 plates, 1 in colour, on the colour plate the track just runs into the sky, both have been neatly repaired on the blank side, 1 colour plate has 2 small darker blue spots in the sky, probably from the brush of the colourist, tissue guards foxed and 1 has a small worm track, 1 page has small hole to blank margin (paper fault), 1 margin has 2 neat small closed tears repaired, margin of 1 black and white plate has small closed tear neatly repaired, 13 black and white plates have pale age-browning, some margins to the colour plates have pale age-browning, not affecting images, page edges a little dusty with occasional tiny nicks and a tiny ink spot just affecting several edges, otherwise a very good copy of a rare colour plate farming book. See Mary Aslin, Catalogue of the Printed books on Agriculture published between 1471 and 1840, page 80. The Kress Library of Business and Economics, Volume 2, page 304, B. 6011. Not in Abbey or Tooley. John Claudius Loudon (8 April 1783 &#150; 14 December 1843) was a Scottish botanist, garden and cemetery designer, author and garden magazine editor. This work is based on Loudon&#146;s experiments at Tew Park in Oxfordshire which he rented in 1809 and set up as an agricultural school. Despite significant success financially, he abruptly disbanded the school in 1811 and left for a tour of the Continent (returning in 1814), leaving his publishers to produce the book. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Election

      T.COOK., 1812.. 1. The Humours of an Election, 2. Canvasing for Votes, 3. The Polling, 4. Chairing the Member. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Good condition, narrow margins. Missing titles Size: 400 x 530 mm Set of 4 This progress, Hogarth&#39;s last, is based on the disorderly, riotous Oxfordshire election of 1754 in which the Duke of Marlborough, a Whig ("the New Interest"), challenged the entrenched Tories ("the Old Interest") in the established stronghold of the latter party. Aimed at the upper middle and upper classes, this series shows the cynicism of the aristocratic class toward electoral politics and delineates their attempted manipulation of the populace. It depicts politicians of both parties using slogans, flattery, bribery, alcohol, food and trinkets to expoit the population in the interests of their own undemocratic ambitions. It exposes both parties as exciting the most degrading proclivities of the least able sections of the electorate (the poor, the simpleminded, the maimed, the dying) to produce a violence and an anarchy that ultimately envelops all and threatens the very ambitions they sought to satisfy.

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      William Darton. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1812. Hardcover. MAPS; Color maps; Elephant 12 x 15" ; Union Atlas, containing New and Improved Maps of all the Empires, Kingdoms, & States, in the Known World, Designed as a Companion to the various Gazetteers & books of Geography ... . ---, 1812, engrd vig ttl dtd 1812, 38 engrd col&#39;d maps , rebound [by Wert of Pa. ], in 3/4 leather over marbled boards with new endpapers. Title page reduced and mounted. Contains 37 of the 38 maps called for in the table of contents- lacking only #14 Poland and Prussia. All maps full page on sturdy paper, clean and VG+. The maps are dated 1811-1812. No text as published. WorldCat returns but 2 copies. Also graphic of SA map available. .

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      London: Darton, Harvey, & Darton and J. Harris, 1812. Contents VG, binding fine. Miniature book (2 1/2" X 2 3/8"). 96p. Illustrated with 48 full-page copperplate engravings. In a modern and elegant binding of full dark green morocco with gilt spine title and panel decorations with rules on the bands, the covers with elaborate gilt decoration and with an onlaid frame of red leather with Greek key rolls Welsh 5003; Darton G654(2).

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      London: R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 1812. FIRST EDITIONS IN BOOK FORM, First Issue of First Work, with plates in the first state. In Lusciously Handsome Gilt Morocco 235 x 146 mm (9 1/4 x 5 3/4"). Three volumes. REMARKABLY PRETTY SKY BLUE CRUSHED MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, BY RIVIERE (signed at foot of front turn-in), covers gilt with double-ruled border, French fillet center frame, and floral cornerpieces, raised bands, spines elaborately gilt in compartments featuring elegant floral tools used for cornerpieces and centerpiece, broad and ornate gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt. One woodcut illustration, one engraved tailpiece, and 80 ARTFULLY HAND-COLORED AQUATINT PLATES BY THOMAS ROWLANDSON (including two engraved titles). Front pastedowns with engraved bookplate of Douglas Kerr. Ray 34; Tooley 427-29. Rear joint of one volume with thin crack along bottom inch or so, two covers with faint soiling, spines evenly faded to a very pleasing blue-gray, otherwise the beautiful bindings in lovely condition, with bright gilt. Leaves opposite plates lightly offset, otherwise very fine internally, the text clean and with substantial margins, and the plates finely colored. A painter whose special forte was caricature, Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) illustrated his subjects with pen drawings that captured the foibles and fashions of his day. 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. When it met with a great response itself due to Rowlandson's comic art as much as to Combe's verses, two more tours followed: using the loss of Syntax's wife as plot motivation, the publishers issued "In Search of Consolation" and then "In Search of a Wife." Even this could not sate the public, and a number of imitations of the Syntax books were issued. William Combe (1741-1823), satirist, journalist, and society man, had travelled in his younger years with Sterne on the second lap of his "Sentimental Journey." An author who specialized in writing verses made to order for the creations of comic artists, he was just the man to provide the textual accompaniment for Rowlandson here. While later editions of these works (often with dreadfully worn out plates) can rather easily be found, it is difficult to find the first printings, and especially difficult in such handsome bindings as offered here.

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        British Jungermanniae: being a History and Description, with colored Figures, of each Species of the Genus, and microscopical Analyses of the Parts.

      London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, (1812-) 1816 4to. Bound in a fine contemp. full calf with broad rectangular gilt borders on covers. Inner gilt borders. Professionally re-backed to style and spine richly gilt. Fine repairs along edges and to corners. Engraved frontispiece-portrait of Hooker. (28) incl.htitle,20 pp., (2) pp. of Index. Unnumbered leaves with descriptions to each plate. Complete with 88 fine hand-coloured engraved plates (Numb. I-LXXXIV and Supplementplates I-IV (bound first). Portrait with some brownspots, some offsetting from portrait to title. Inner margins of portrait and title-page with 2 larger brownspots, not reaching the text or the engraving. Otherwise a fine clean copy with broad margins, printed on good paper. Exquisite handcolouring.. Interesting presentation-copy of the scarce first edition of Hooker's first botanical work, which is not only considered his most beautiful, but which is also the work that established hepaticology (the science of liverworts) as an independent entity and cemented Hooker's reputation. Presented on half-title: "To Francis Boott, Esq./ of Boston, N. America,/ as a testimony of the affectionate/ regard & esteem of/ The Author/ Halesworth Aug. 1818." Underneath the dedication in Francis Boott's hand: "Mr. Hooker in a letter to me from Halesworth of Aug 5. - says of this copy - "It will serve as a specimen of Country binding, printing and engraving - every thing in short belonging to it being executed in this neighbourhood."/ signed "F.B.". When Hooker returned from his botanical excursions, first to Iceland, then to France, Switzerland and Northern Italy, he devoted himself to the formation of his "Herbarium", which became of worldwide renown among botanists. In 1841 he was appointed director of the Royal Botanical Garden at Kew, where he founded the first museum of economic botany."Hooker spent twelve years at Halesworth, during which he produced his British Jungermanniae, with his own illustrations, widely considered to be his most beautiful work. This book established hepaticology as an independent entity and made Hooker's reputation." (Mea Allan in DSB).Francis Boott (1792-1863), to whom this copy was given, was a friend of Hooker. He had studied botany in America and medicine in London, where he practiced medicine and also gave lectures in botany, - he was also secretary to the Linnean Society. Pritzel: 4208 - BMC(NH) II.870 - Nissen: 916 - Staffleu & Covan: No 2987

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        BRITISH ZOOLOGY A New Edition. In Four Volumes.

      Wilkie and Robinson; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown et al 1812. Four Volumes, 8vo, bound in half calf gilt with marbled boards, [xlvii], 568pp; [vii], 451pp, indexed; [viii], 545pp, indexed; [xvi], 379pp, indexed : with 293 engraved illustrations, some folding. Some light foxing and handling wear, boards a little rubbed. A Good, sound set overall. (SHELF 4) NOTE: Heavy Book, [1.7 kg+] might require special shipping arrangements

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      In folio gr. (mm. 465x314), mz. pelle mod. con ang., dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro. Opera ?disposta con ordine da P.Hugues, dietro le scoperte dei più rinomati naturalisti. Arricchita di schiarimenti relativi ai costumi, astuzie, nutrimenti, e climi abitati da questi Quadrumani, con la maniera di dar loro la caccia, e di un?idea sull?uso e la proprietà della loro carne in Medicina. Dedicata a S.A. il Principe Eugenio di Beauharnais?. Il vol. è così composto: bel frontespizio figur. in tinta, inc. in rame, inquadrato in elegante cornice architettonica - 6 cc. incise (discorso preliminare; 4 tavv. con il confronto del cranio, del feto e dello scheletro dell?uomo e delle scimie; vari crani di scimmie; Indice delle classi) - 70 bellissime tavv. disegnate dall?artista francese Nicolas Henri Jacob ed inc. in rame (I - LXX) che raffigurano scimmie dell?antico e nuovo continente, divise in 5 classi, coll?indole particolare di ciascheduna - tavv. LXXI / LXXXVIII di testo (pure inc.) con ?Notizie di schimmie poco conosciute.., Saggio sull?orang-outang, Schiarimenti sopra i costumi, le astuzie, gli alimenti.., Caccia delle scimmie..? - 2 cc. di Indice inc. // Parte seconda: 4 cc. inc. (Titolo: ?Dei Lemuriani ossia Maki propriamente detti?, Introduzione, Descriz. della seconda famiglia) - 15 bellissime tavv. incise (I-XV) che raffigurano i maki - 1 c. inc. (tav. XVI) con l?Indice. Il testo (stampato) è contenuto in 18 cc.nn. Ogni carta di testo e ogni tavola sono inquadrate in elegante doppia cornice e tutte le 89 illustrazioni portano nella parte inferiore la relativa descrizione. Oltre all?importanza sul piano scientifico, quest?opera è anche un capolavoro dell?arte tipografica; la qualità delle tavole è quanto di meglio l?epoca abbia espresso. Questa edizione è solo in lingua italiana (la prima del 1812 aveva il testo anche in francese e in tedesco ma con 73 tavv.). Cfr. Nissen,ZBI,2080 - Brunet,III,478. Solo frontespizio restaurato per strappo margin., altrimenti fresco esemplare con barbe, ben conservato.

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        Miscellanea francese con 4 parti riguardante l'apicoltura paris-nancy, 1812-37.

      Contiene: LOMBARD M. Manuel des propriétaires d'abeilles suivi des notes historiques... Cinquième édition... A Paris, 1812. Pp. xx (2) 131 (1). Con 2 tavole ripiegate fuori testo. Unito a: MIRBECK L. (de). Nouvelles observations sur les abeilles depuis 1825 jusqu'à 1836, formant, avec le questionneur, un ouvrage classique... Nancy, Haener, 1837. Pp. 43 (1). Con vignetta al frontespizio. Unito a: Le Questionneur, opuscule sur les abeilles, tiré de la pratique et de la lecture des meilleurs auteurs, ou l'on enseigne la récolte de la cire au printemps, etc., a l'usage speciale de l'habitant de la campagne, de la Lorraine, de l'Alsace, de la Franche-Comte, du duche de Luxembourg, et du Grand Duche du Rhin. A Nancy, chez Haener, 1825. Pp. 90. Con bella vignetta al frontespizio ed una tavola rip. f.t. in litorafia. Unito a: Supplément au questioonneur. Pp. 43 (1). Quattro opere in un volume di cm. 20, in legatura coeva in mezza pelle. Eccellente stato di conservazione. Raro ed interessante insieme.

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

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

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        A NEW HISTORY OF ENGLAND, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Present Time. In two parts.

      Two volumes, each 64pp., illustrated with engravings; original printed wrappers. 12mo. Covers dated 1818. Price on front covers changed in ink from 'Price One Shilling' (each Part) to 'Sixpence.' Small outer corner on lower wrapper missing; last line of text in Part Second a little faint; else a very good set indeed of a title rarely found complete and in anything resembling good condition. Darton H1146

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        Hvad er Edda? Eller: Raisonneret kritisk Undersögelse over de tvende ved Gallehuus fundne Guldhorn, hvilken endelig leder til rigtig Kundskab om disse Oldtidens Konststykker, og derved atter til adskillige Oplysninger i den Nordiske Mytholoigie, Chronologie, Historie og Astronomie. Med et Anhang om der har været flere Odiner til.

      Aalborg, Albert Borch, 1812. 264 s. + 2 udfoldelige kobberstik af Guldhornene. Indbunden i samt. hellæder med læderrygtitelfelt.. Bibl.Dan II, s.583. Bogen indholder endvidere henvisninger og beskrivelser over møntfund. Med dedikation fra forfatteren til Rasmus Faber på indersiden af fribladet. Komplet med dedikationsside, subskribentside og indholdsfortegnelse. Bageste friblad påklæbet avisartikel om Guldhornene fra 1902 samt privat påtegnede runer. Let slid på ryggen, men i øvrigt meget velholdt. Siderne pæne og rene. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Magnolia Discolor

      [Paris: 1812-1814]. Stipple engraving, printed in colour and finished by hand, engraved by Legrand. Very good condition. 21 7/8 x 14 3/8 inches. A fine plate from Bonpland's "Description des Plantes Rares Cultivées á Malmaison et á Navarre" considered to be the apex of Redouté's achievement as a botanical illustrator. Throughout his career, Redouté enjoyed royal patronage, beginning with Marie Antoinette and including the Empress Josephine, for whom he served as official painter. After Empress Josephine's divorce from Napoleon, Navarre became her principal residence, and she sought to recreate the horticultural splendours of Malmaison. This was the last work for which Redoute enjoyed her patronage, yet with the perfection of his stipple process, the illustrations are perfect both scientifically and artistically, and are a fitting close to the great era of Napoleonic works in which all available resources were used to document new and rare species. Bonpland, who provided the text for the work, was the botanist who accompanied von Humboldt in his explorations of South America and had succeeded Ventenat as botanist to Josephine. Nissen BBI 207, Dunthorne 240; MacPhail 13; Stafleu TL2 648

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