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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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        CONSTITUICION POLITICA DE LA MONARQUIA ESPAÑOLA.

      - 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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        BIOGRAPHIA DRAMATICA; OR, A COMPANION TO THE PLAY HOUSE

      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 Warren...an attaché of the Spanish mission...is 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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        RURAL SPORTS

      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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        RURAL SPORTS

      London:: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown,, 1812.. New edn.. 4to, four volumes includes the three volume set plus the Supplement. pp. [xiv], [484]; [viii], 445; [viii], 378, [xx index]; [xx], [508], [xxiv index]. Illustrated 76 full-page plates including portrait, double page table and one hand coloured plate. Subscriber's list. Volume 2 of this set is dedicated entirely to fishing and includes 19 superb copper engraved plates. Paper repair to the top of the 1807 engraved title-page (in vol 1), affecting two lines of the decorative swirl. Some light foxing, o/w a very clean tight set with wide margins, bound in 3/4 tan calf and marble boards. See Heckscher p. 77; Schwerdt I, p. 134. A very pleasing copy of one of the most delightful 19th century rural sporting books. This covers all of the traditional country sports and includes a great deal about hunting and shooting. There are chapters on the dog, fox, stag, game laws, hare hunting, coursing, rabbit, martin, badger and otter. The second volume concerns fishing. & Original issued in two volumes in 1801. This new edition was issued in 1812 with the supplement added in 1813. The supplement contains a miscellaneous collection of anecdotes and receipts as well as a bibliography of angling taken from Sir H. Ellis's list. It contains one of the earliest account of wildfowl shooting with punt and gun.

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        Convicts executed since the Year 1812 (inclusive) at Newgate

      1812-37. Manuscript record kept by the Rev. H. S. Cotton, Ordinary of Newgate. Octavo ( 190 × 117 mm). Dark blue grained skiver notebook, neatly rebacked, blind rules to the spine, containing a 120-page manuscript in a clearly legible hand, together with numerous relevant news-clippings, earlier and later, elucidating the role of the ordinary and commenting on specific crimes, neatly tipped in. 3 small etchings by W. Thompson, all dated in 1828 - "The Morning of Execution," "Condemned Criminals receiving the Sacrament," and "The Death Warrant," two bound in, one loosely inserted. A little rubbed, light browning, and some off-set from the ink, but overall very good. Remarkable personal, and therefore illicit, record of the executions overseen by Cotton, the Ordinary, or Chaplain, of Newgate during his incumbency, 1814 to 1839. He notes the dates of execution, the names of the executed, and their crimes, occasionally noting some off the more interesting particulars. Cotton developed quite a reputation during his lengthy period at the gaol; Bleackley in his Hangmen of England describes him as; " a robust, rosy, well-fed, unctuous individual, whose …condemned sermons were more terrific than any of his predecessors, and he was censured by the authorities for 'harrowing the prisoner's feelings unnecessarily' in the case of Henry Fauntleroy, the banker." (p.262) Fauntleroy, who was executed for forgery, was one of the many notable criminals recorded here who were on the receiving end of Cotton's characteristic ministrations. On the very first page is John Bellingham, who Cotton notes "shot Mr. Percival the Prime Minister, in the Lobby of the House of Commons," Spencer Percival is the only British Prime Minister to have been assassinated; in 1815 Cotton officiated at the execution of Eliza Fenning, a servant found guilty of attempting to poison her master's family with arsenic, and remarks that "[her] case excited almost as much interest as Elizabeth Canning's & Squires many years ago," she was hanged alongside Abraham Adams, convicted of the "unnatural crime" of sodomy, and William Henry Oldfield, who had raped a 9-year-old girl; in 1820 Cotton attended the Cato Street conspirators, the last case of hanging and beheading in the England, "They were decapitated after being hung - and buried in the prison in their cloathes [sic.] - Davidson was a black man." Aside from these high-profile cases, Cotton offers some interesting insights into the more macabre or bizarre side of nineteenth-century penal history. For example, John Ashton, convicted of Highway robbery who "sprung up on the scaffold after he was turned off and distinctly cried out 'Am I not Lord Wellington!' he was pushed off again by the Executioner," and Joseph Martin, executed for the same crime in 1821 who "was a Jew & had but one leg." At the rear Cotton has added a note that explains how in 1836 he had been asked by the new Sheriffs whether he "kept any other Journal relating to Newgate other than the one in the Keeper's Office" and had been forced to surrender "two books" to the Inspectors, who expressed their "regret that any Books [should exist] the entries in which have been kept secret from the Court of Aldermen." They feared that this would allow for reports to circulate that "it would render it impossible to correct if wrong, or contradict if untrue." Evidently Cotton did not surrender the present volume, and in a blatant gesture of defiance, adds several signed records directly after his transcription of this injunction. This extraordinary volume is much enhanced by the addition of 3 small etchings made by W. Thompson - "A Prisoner" - inside Newgate itself. They show "The Death Warrant," "The Morning of Execution," and "Condemned Criminals receiving the Sacrament," all printed on India paper and mounted, two marked as being proofs. In 1996, as part of the Oppé Collection, the Tate received a water-colour titled "Dr. Cotton, Ordinary of Newgate, announcing the Death Warrant," additionally inscribed on the mount, "Sketched on the spot by a prisoner W. Thomson Sepr 1826," on which the present etching is clearly based. "The Morning of Execution" is taken from Thomson's rather grand oil "'The Upper Condemned Cell at Newgate Prison on the Morning of the Execution of Henry Fauntleroy" now in the Museum of London. We have traced no source for the third print, but the central figure of Cotton - "robust, rosy, well-fed" - is easily identifiable in the all three. These etchings appear to be entirely unrecorded, and we have been able to trace only one other example of Thomson's work. A unique and powerful evocation of one of London's most notorious prisons.

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        A New and Elegant General Atlas. Comprising all the new discoveries, to the present time. Containing sixty three maps, drawn by Arrowsmith and Lewis

      Boston: Published by Thomas & Andrews, May, 1812. Quarto. (10 5/8 x 9 inches). Letterpress title (verso blank), 1p. list of maps (verso blank). 63 engraved maps (2 folding). Expertly bound to style in calf-backed contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, flat spine in six compartments divided by fillets, lettered in the second compartment. Nice copy of a scarce early American atlas, with an important early mapping of the American West The first edition of this atlas was published in Philadelphia in 1804. American mapmaker Samuel Lewis had formed a partnership with English mapmaker Aaron Arrowsmith to publish an atlas to accompany editions of Morse's American Geography, which had been criticized for its poor illustrations. The atlas, as the title page infers, was a separate production could be used with any gazetteer or geographical work. Phillips lists further editions of 1805, 1812 and 1819. According to Ristow, all editions contain the same maps. Almost half of the maps in the atlas are of American interest: in addition to the two folding world maps at the front, maps 29-59 are of the Americas, with maps 31-50 being of individual States or Territories. Of note are four maps of importance to the American West, titled: North America, Louisiana, British Possessions in America and Spanish Possessions in North America (cf. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 259, 260, 261 & 262). The map titled Louisiana, which is based on the Soulard mapping, is of particular importance, depicting the region west of the Mississippi explored by Lewis and Clark. "The Samuel Lewis map was the primary map of the newly purchased territory of Louisiana and its surroundings and, as such, reflected the shaped American popular geographical images of the western interior at the time of Lewis and Clark" (Mapping the West, p. 80). Phillips, Atlases 718; Ristow pp.265-266; Rumsey 2436 (1804 first edition)

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        Ordinances of the Corporation of the City of Philadelphia

      Philadelphia: Moses Thomas and J.Maxwell, 1812. [4],312pp. 1 folding engraved map after Thomas Holme. (Title backed onto tissue). Burden, Mapping of America 57; Shaw & Shoemaker 26440; Snyder, City of Independence p.17. [bound with:] A Proposal for Altering the Eastern front of the City of Philadelphia, with a view to prevent the recurrence of malignant disorders, on a plan conformable to the original design of William Penn. Philadelphia: William Fry, 1820. 11pp, 1 folding engraved panorama. Austin 166; Rink 2458; Sabin 4236; Shaw & Shoemaker 358. [and:] The Will of the late Stephen Girard, esq...with a short biography of his life. Philadelphia: Robert and Thomas Desliver, 1832. [2],ix,[1],36pp. American Imprints 12613 3 works in one volume, 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 3/10 inches). Contemporary sheep, with red morocco label on the upper cover, tooled in gilt, neatly rebacked, with extremities worn. Provenance: Henry Paul Beck (Philadelphia, ownership inscription and annotations); two bookplates on front pastedown A remarkable sammelband, comprising three works relating to the physical geography of Philadelphia. Most notable is the restrike of the famed Holme map of Philadelphia, which was published with the first title but is almost always missing. Thomas Holme was named Surveyor-General of the new colony of Pennsylvania by Penn in 1682, and produced this map, entitled A Portraiture of the city of Philadelphia in the province of Pennsylvania, the following year. The map is a notorious rarity of American cartography. "This printed map is the first to depict an English colonial North American town and is of considerable importance" (Burden). The first three states of the map were all printed in London in 1683 by the Quaker printer Andrew Sowle, and are distinguished by minor variants in the imprint. In the 1790's the original engraving plate was brought to Philadelphia, where, with slight alterations and added information, this fourth state was printed. The advertisement leaf following the titlepage explains: "For the Portraiture of the City, in the Appendix, the editor is indebted to Dr. George Logan, of Stenton, who is in possession of the original plate, from which the impression was taken." Logan was a direct descendant of James Logan, who was effectively the Penn family representative in America from about 1699 until his death in 1751. Because the the date of the accompanying text, the present printing of the fourth state is usually dated 1812. The original printing plate is now at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia was the first city in colonial America to be laid out beforehand on a plan. Penn felt that it was important to plan the city in such a manner to prevent the spread of disease and fire, which constantly plagued the crowded cities of Europe, and was eager to advertise the logical arrangement of his new settlement with a published map. Holme's map, anticipating streets and squares yet to be laid out, it would prove to be a source of later disputes. Nonetheless, it was an accurate enough reflection of reality 130 years after the founding of the city to serve as a current map. The second title discusses a plan for dealing with malaria in Philadelphia by providing better drainage into the Delaware River. it is notable for the striking folding panorama of the waterfront from Dock Street to Market St. which accompanies it, showing the new wharf buildings and docks proposed as civic improvements. Stephen Girard, whose last will and testament is the subject of the third work, supervised the conversion of a Philadelphia mansion into a hospital during the yellow fever epidemic of 1793. He stayed in Philadelphia to help nurse the sick and dying while many other prominent Philadelphians fled the city. Interestingly, Girard's will, in which he left millions to found Girard College, a boarding school for orphans, was contested by family in France but was eventually upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1844. This volume was probably bound together by Philadelphian Henry Paul Beck, whose contemporary bookplate is on the front pastedown. Beck has extensively annotated parts of Lowber's text with his views on details of the administration of the city. He has also annotated the Holme map by writing on the names of the streets (as of 1812) in the right margin.

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        ORDINANCES OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA

      Philadelphia: Moses Thomas; J. Maxwell, 1812.. [4],312pp. plus folding map. [bound with:] A PROPOSAL FOR ALTERING THE EASTERN FRONT OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, WITH A VIEW TO PREVENT THE RECURRENCE OF MALIGNANT DISORDERS, ON A PLAN CONFORMABLE TO THE ORIGINAL DESIGN OF WILLIAM PENN. 11pp. plus folding plan. Philadelphia: William Fry, 1820. [bound with:] THE WILL OF THE LATE STEPHEN GIRARD, ESQ....WITH A SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF HIS LIFE. [2],ix,[1],36pp. Philadelphia: Robert and Thomas Desliver, 1832. Contemporary sheep, rebacked, with red morocco and gilt label on front board. Boards worn at extremities. Two bookplates on front pastedown. Front fly leaf and first titlepage backed on tissue. Ownership inscription of Henry Paul Beck on first titlepage, with his annotations in text and on map. Light tanning. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. A remarkable sammelband, comprising three works relating to the physical geography of Philadelphia. Most notable is the restrike of the famed Holme map of Philadelphia, which accompanies the first title but is almost always missing. Thomas Holme was named by Penn surveyor-general of the new colony of Pennsylvania in 1682, and produced this map, entitled A PORTRAITURE OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA IN THE PROVINCE OF PENNSYLVANIA, the following year. The map is a notorious rarity of American cartography. "This printed map is the first to depict an English colonial North American town and is of considerable importance" - Burden. The first three states of the map were all printed in London in 1683 by Quaker printer Andrew Sowle, and are distinguished my minor variants in the imprint. In the 1790s the original engraving plate was brought to Philadelphia, where, with slight alterations and added information, this fourth state was printed. The advertisement leaf following the titlepage explains: "For the Portraiture of the City, in the Appendix, the editor is indebted to Dr. George Logan, of Stenton, who is in possession of the original plate, from which the impression was taken." Because of the date of the accompanying text, the printing of the fourth state is usually dated 1812. The original printing plate is now at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia was the first city in colonial America to be laid out beforehand on a plan. Penn felt that it was important to plan the city in such a manner to prevent the spread of disease and fire, which constantly plagued the crowded cities of Europe, and was eager to advertise the logical arrangement of his new settlement with a published map. Holme's map, anticipating streets and squares yet to be laid out, would prove to be a source of later disputes. Nonetheless, it was an accurate enough reflection of reality 130 years after the founding of the city to serve as a current map. The second title discusses a plan for dealing with malaria in Philadelphia by providing better drainage into the Delaware River. It is notable for the striking folding panorama of the waterfront from Dock Street to Market St. which accompanies it, showing the new wharf buildings and docks proposed as civic improvements. Stephen Girard, whose WILL... is the third title, supervised the conversion of a Philadelphia mansion into a hospital during the yellow fever epidemic of 1793. He stayed in Philadelphia to help nurse the sick and dying while many other prominent Philadelphians fled the city. Interestingly, Girard's will, which left millions to found Girard College, a boarding school for orphans, was contested by family in France, but was eventually upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1844. This volume was most likely bound together by Philadelphian Henry Paul Beck, whose contemporary bookplate is on the front pastedown. Beck has extensively annotated parts of Lowber's text with his views on details of the administration of the city. He has also annotated the Holme map by writing on the names of the streets (as of 1812) in the right margin. A highly significant volume, most notable for containing a copy of the seldom seen Holme map of Philadelphia. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 26440. SNYDER, CITY OF INDEPENDENCE p.17. BURDEN, MAPPING OF AMERICA 557. A Proposal...: SHOEMAKER 358. RINK 2458. AUSTIN 166. SABIN 4236. The Will...: AMERICAN IMPRINTS 12613.

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        Collecção de noticias para a historia e geografia das nações ultramarinas ... tomo I, Num. I. II. e III

      Lisboa: Na Typ. da Academia, 1812. First edition. Modern three quarter morocco over marbled boards. Near fine, small period stamp on title page. 8vo. Includes: 1. Breve relação dos escrituras dos gentios da India Oriental, e dos seus costumes (pp. 1-59) [A short account of the gentios of India and their customs]; 2. Noticia summaria do gentilismo da Asia (pp. 61-126) [A short account of paganism in Asia]; These have been attributed by Francisco Maria Esteves Pereria to Fernão de Queiroz, a 17th c. Jesuit, whose translation of the Bhagvat-Gita was only first published in 1922, and may have been the first translation into a western language of that work. Esteves Pereria considered it a sequel to the two pieces contained in this volume (see Ethel Pope: India in Portuguese Literature, (Bastorá: Tipografia Rangel, 1937; pp. 166-168). 3. Joseph de Anchieta. Epistola quamplurimarum rerum naturalium, quae S. Vincentii (nunc S. Paulí) provinciam incolunt, sistens descriptionem (pp. 127-178) [Communication of the very many natural things which dwell in the province of St. Vincent (now São Paulo) systematically described]. Would eventually run to seven volumes published over 30 years. Quite uncommon. Last partial or complete set at auction in 1948. Sabin 14362. Leclerc 126. Innocencio V.2 (p.87-88): 353. Rodrigues 658. Borba de Moraes 164. Greenlee 524.

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        A Complete and Universal Dictionary of the English Language

      Bungay: Printed & Published by Brightly & Childs,, 1812–13. Comprehending The Exploration, Pronunciation, Origin & Synonymics of each Word; An Epitome of the History of England to the present time; A Description of the Counties, Cities & Market Towns of Great Britain and of the Kingdoms, States, Provinces & Cities in the known World, with a Variety of other useful information. A New Edition enlarged, improved & adapted to the present state of Science. [Bound With:] A Collection of the Principal Flags of all Nations in the World; from the Best Authorities. Quarto. Contemporary full tree calf, rebacked to style with smooth spine gilt in compartments. Engraved frontispiece, title, and 48 plates and maps, of which 21 are hand-tinted maps with original colour (3 folding), engraved by J. Barlow, published by C. Brightly and E. Kinnersley. Flags in the supplementary work all hand-coloured. Some minor wear to covers, some foxing in text, still a good copy. First published in 1774, Barclay's Dictionary was to pass through at least 24 reprints and editions by 1851. The stress-point in words was marked, and words were noted which were apparently synonyms: Barclay was the first English lexicographer to attempt the latter. In addition, the reader was provided with information more usually to be found in an encyclopaedia than in a dictionary. Barclay's interest in linguistic matters is shown by a series of articles on the history, grammar, pronunciation, and orthography of English, very probably by Barclay himself. The dictionary proved to be an important means of self-education for the less privileged classes of society well into the Victorian era.

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        The History of EnglandFrom the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688In Eight Volumes

      >In Eight Volumes, 1812 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A complete set of Hume's comprehensive History of England, covering the sixteen centuries from the Roman invasion to the Civil War. David Hume was one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment. A new edition, with the author's last corrections and improvements. With a short autobiographical account of Hume's life. His History became a best-seller, finally giving him the financial independence he had long sought. More a category of books than a single work, Hume's History spanned from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688 and went through over 100 editions. Many considered it the standard history of England until Thomas Macaulay's The History of England from the Accession of James the Second. Complete in eight volumes. Condition: In diced calf bindings. Externally smart, though with a couple of marks to the boards and some light rubbing. Label to spine of volume V. Dusting to textblock edge. Internally, firmly bound. Ink labels to recto of front free-endpapers. Pages are bright, with just some scattered light spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Newark Castle & Bridge Nottinghamshire

      London: Published by J. Deeley, 95 Bewick St. Soho, Feb. 1, 1812. Coloured aquatint. Printed on wove paper watermarked J. Whatman. In excellent condition with the exception of two small mended tears on the right margin. Two small mended tears on upper margin. Crease along left corner. Tiny skillfully mended tear on left margin. Image size: 12 7/8 x 19 1/8 inches. 14 1/4 x 20 1/2 inches. 16 1/8 x 22 3/8 inches. A dramatic view of Newark Castle in Nottinghamshire. The site became a fortified castle during the 12th century when Henry I gave Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln, permission to build ramparts and a moat. The castle was appropriated in 1139 by King Stephen but was reinstated to Lincoln in 1173. In 1216 King John died at the castle and thereafter it was seized by a group of barons. In 1218 Henry III besieged the castle and, after being bombarded in it for eight days, the barons surrendered. Restored and rebuilt in red sandstone by the end of the 13th century, it had become a magnificent fortified mansion. In Tudor times Henry VIII took the castle from Bishop Henry Holbeach and after that it remained in royal hands. During the Civil War, Newark was a Royalist stronghold. It was besieged four times by the Parliamentarians. King Charles I took refuge at the castle before retreating to Oxford, and the town finally surrendered its stronghold. Benezit mentions a British landscape painter by the name J. R. Hamble who was active in London during the early decades of the nineteenth century. He exhibited at rare intervals at the Royal Academy between 1803 and 1824, and was mentioned as an accomplished landscape painter. There is some confusion surrounding an engraver named J. Hamble who executed numerous topographical prints of the English countryside, and it is queried whether these artists are in fact the same person. Le Blanc mentions an engraver by the name of J. Hamble, but fails to list his works. Le Blanc, Manuel de L'Amateur D'Estampes I, p. 340; Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. 6, p. 703.

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        THE WORKS

      Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Company, for F. C. and J. Rivington et al, 1812. Hardcover. Edited by a Lunatic Duelist,This Set from the Celebrated Holland House Library. 222 x 140 mm (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). 14 volumes. Pleasing contemporary green half calf over marbled boards, flat spines gilt in double-ruled compartments with curling cornerpieces, each spine with red morocco label. With frontispiece portraits in the first two volumes and facsimiles of the authors' writings. Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of Holland House (see below). Spines sunned to a soft olive brown (one spine somewhat discolored and scratched, as if sanded), joints a bit rubbed and flaked (the top of two spines slightly chipped, three joints with short splits), boards with minor chafing, but the original bindings quite sound, with no fatal defects, and still providing an attractive appearance on the shelf. Plates, facsimiles, and a couple of text openings noticeably foxed, intermittent minor foxing elsewhere, but still an excellent reading set, the text generally clean and quite fresh. This is an important edition of major early English drama, and although the set has seen better days, those better days took place in a social setting that could hardly have been more celebrated. Our set contains the bookplate of the Fox family (Fairbairn 32.12), presumably that of Henry Fox, 3rd Baron Holland and comes from the library of Holland House, the vast and immensely important home still standing in Holland Park, Kensington. Constructed beginning in 1606, and purchased in 1767 by Henry Fox, grandfather to the 3rd Baron, the house had a long history of social prominence. The hospitality of our Henry Fox and his wife during the first four decades of the 19th century was legendary in literary, social, and intellectual circles, with frequent dinner guests at the mansion including the likes of Byron, Dickens, Disraeli, Scott, Thomas Moore, Jeremy Bentham, Faraday, Humphry Davy, Melbourne, Palmerston, and many more. The present set contains the dramatic works of probably the most famous and productive of Shakespeare's immediate successors (along with Ben Jonson) and includes such well-known works as "The Knight of the Burning Pestle," "Wit Without Money," "The Island Princess," "The Faithful Shepherdess," and "The Maid's Tragedy." Francis Beaumont (1584-1616) and John Fletcher (1579-1625) began a successful collaboration around 1608, and were noted for their "sensational" tragedy, which Day distinguishes from the Shakespearean by an "emphasis upon the theatricality of startling scenes rather than in the overall concept of man's tragic destiny" as well as a "conscious manipulation of scenes to create diversity and contrast instead of a pervasive tone," and a "sentimentalization of its chief figures." The present set represents the most ambitious work of our editor Weber, who led a colorful if lamentable life. Beginning in 1804, he was amanuensis to Scott, who helped find him additional literary employment. His work was respected, but he was afflicted with bouts of insanity, particularly when stimulated by drink. On a particular occasion in the year after the present set was published, Weber was seized by a fit of madness, produced pistols, and challenged Scott to a duel. After a parley, dinner(!), and forceful persuasion, Weber was institutionalized, and he died in an asylum at York in 1818.

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        Dizionario Ragionato dei Codici dei Delitti, E Delle Pene

      1812. Fabrini, C[arlo]. Dizionario Ragionato dei Codici dei Delitti, E Delle Pene e d'Istruzione Criminale, Corredato di Copiosissime Note Teorico-Pratiche. Estratte nella Massima Parte dal Diritto Romano, Dalle Leggi dell'Impero Relative a Ciascun Articolo dalle Decisioni della Corte di Cassazione, Dalle Circolari Ministeriali, Dagli Scittori di Legislazione di Diritto Pubblico, Di Giurisprudenza Criminale Ec. Ec. Coll'Aggiunta del Regolamento sulle Spese di Giustizia Ordinato a Materie, E Fornito Esso Pure di Note. Lucca: Presso Francesco Bertini, 1812. Two volumes. 12mo. (5-1/2" x 4"). Original plain publisher wrappers, untrimmed edges, early hand-lettered title to spine of Volume II. Light soiling, some rubbing to extremities, spine abraded with minor loss to spine ends, a few leaves in Volume II bound out of order. Some toning to text, darker in places, internally clean. * First edition. These two volumes contain alphabetically digested, well-annotated versions of the criminal codes of Lucca when it was a principality under French rule. (The reigning monarch was Elisa Bonaparte, Napoleon's sister.) Fabrini produced a second edition in 1823 that reflects the post-Napoleonic order. No copies of either edition on OCLC; no copies located at Harvard Law School, The Library of Congress, or UC-Berkeley Law School. Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        JOURNAL OF THE VOYAGES AND TRAVELS OF A CORPS OF DISCOVERY, UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPT. LEWIS AND CAPT. CLARKE [sic]...FROM THE MOUTH OF THE RIVER MISSOURI THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH AMERICA TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, DURING THE YEARS 1804, 1805, AND 1806

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

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        Voyage de Decouvertes aux Terres Australes

      Paris,: Imprimerie Royale, 1812-, 1815.. Quarto text, and folio atlas, the atlas containing 32 finely engraved charts, most of them double-page; a splendid set, both volumes very large with generous margins, completely uncut and unpressed and in original marbled paper boards, a little scuffed; atlas volume respined in cloth at some time, inner hinges strengthened, and quite appropriately patinated with a few spots throughout, original printed paper label on front cover; text volume with later leather label, spine a bit brittle and loose; stored in matching cloth cases with leather labels. The rarest part of the official account of the Baudin voyage, the hydrographical section of the voyage with its glorious Atlas, the first full atlas of the Australian coastline. Not only is it the distinguished rival of Flinders' more famous (because English) Atlas but it is also the English work's predecessor by several years. It is also worth noting that the text volume here is not merely a compendium of technical data but above all a pilot to the Australian coast, together with a considerable narrative component. Louis' brother Henri specifically referred to this aspect in the address he made to the SociÈtÈ de Rochefort when he spoke of it as 'le routier ou guide de la navigation aux terres australes'.For a full description of the publication of the Baudin voyage, see note below: in short, most sets of Baudin comprise the narrative section only. The hydrographical section is rarer than the historical by a factor of perhaps ten or twenty and is seldom seen on the market. When a copy like this does appear for sale it offers an opportunity for the owner of a copy of the historical section to complete the full account of the voyage.The exceptionally important atlas contains the first complete mapping of the Australian coastline; of the 32 maps it contains, only two do not depict Australian locations. These individual maps are of great consequence, including the justly famous charting of Tasmania and Bass Strait from observations made in 1802-3. Of particular interest, given the debate about English/French place names and priority of discovery, is the remarkable debt that Freycinet acknowledges to previous authority, whatever its nationality - nowhere is this more clearly seen than on the charting of the Tasmanian coast which includes insets of the prior work by Tasman, Marion du Fresne, Furneaux, D'Entrecasteaux, Bass and Flinders.The text was issued in 1815, but the atlas had been completed three years earlier, in 1812 - fully two years before the publication of Flinders' Voyage to Terra Australis, which had been delayed of course by Flinders' capture and imprisonment by the French on Mauritius. The argument rages even today as to how much of Flinders' material may have been purloined by the French, but the most consequential point is that from almost contemporaneous circumnavigations the French were first into print by a very long chalk and the Freycinet maps are accordingly of the greatest importance.As an aside, it is worth pointing out that the atlas was basically unknown in England at the time: in a prominent 1817 essay in the London Quarterly Review the reviewer commented that the first part of the Baudin voyage account (published 1807) included references to 'charts and plans which did not accompany it, and which, we verily believe, had no existence.' Indeed, the reviewer could not see how any French charts could have been made, given that Baudin had said that the charts would be "constructed" in Paris but, the reviewer crowed, Baudin had died before he got there! PUBLICATION OF THE VOYAGE:The official account of the Baudin voyage appeared over ten years, in two quite distinct sections. The two-volume narrative with a small folio atlas of two parts (including some charting, chiefly of specific ports, and the famous views and portraits of native peoples) appeared between 1807 and 1816. The separate large-scale coastal mapping of Australia, an imperial folio atlas accompanied by a volume of partly narrative text together forming the first Australian pilot, was published between 1812 and 1815.Each of these sections could be acquired as a stand-alone publication. Not only were they issued on different dates, and sold separately, but they were distributed by different booksellers. Some buyers then and collectors now prefer to acquire both sections and thus to have the entire official publication, ideally in matching bindings: this constitutes a "complete set".With future French grands voyages accounts this separation of the different sections would become increasingly the case. To people schooled in the English tradition, the notion of just buying the parts of the voyage that one wanted to read seems odd but in many ways it is quite sensible. In fact it did happen with English voyages, in the sense that the official works on the astronomy of Cook's voyages by Wales and Bayly, for example, were published quite separately from the narrative accounts, and are virtually never found in a "set" of Cook's voyages. They don't look similar enough for us to think of them as being part of the complete official publication of each voyage.It may be worthwhile to spell out the publication of this voyage in some detail.1. Narrative of the voyage ('Historique')First edition.a. Text part 1, 1807. This was the text volume completed by PÈron before his death.b. Text part 2, 1816. This was the text volume written by Louis de Freycinet.c. Atlas part 1, 1807. This was the volume of plates prepared under PÈron's supervision. It has altogether 40 engraved plates, two of them folding, 23 of them coloured.d. Atlas part 2, 1811. This was the smaller-format volume of maps prepared under Freycinet's supervision. It contains 14 engraved charts, two of them double-page (the famous maps of Australia and Terre Napoleon).All four of these volumes were also issued in a Large Paper format. Examples of this are very rare.As can be seen from these dates, in 1807 the first section of the narrative appeared, with a volume of text and an atlas. The second atlas appeared four years later in 1811, while the second text volume did not appear until five years later in 1816. These four volumes published over ten years (sometimes bound as three volumes if the two parts of the atlas are placed together as a single volume) form the complete regular publication of the Baudin voyage.2. Cartography of the voyage ('Hydrographique' or 'Navigation et GÈographie')First and only edition.a. Text volume, 1815. Prepared by Louis de Freycinet.b. Atlas volume, 1812. Prepared by Louis de Freycinet. It contains 32 engraved charts, 25 of them double-page. All but two of the charts depict the Australian coastline.These two volumes form the complete cartographic section of the voyage, and were published quite separately from the narrative account.3. Narrative of the voyage ('Historique')Second edition. Revised by Louis de Freycinet himself during and after the voyage of the Uranie, this was published in 1824 in four octavo volumes and a single-volume quarto atlas. The atlas contains 68 plates in total, which include most of those in 1c above with an additional 25 engraved plates, accompanied by reduced and revised charts from 1d.It is on the general map of Australia that Freycinet, in the post-Napoleonic era, has famously changed many of the place-names back to their English versions. We have not seen pointed out before that the celebrated vignette on the engraved title of the atlas volume depicting Malmaison and its Australian menagerie and arboretum has been re-engraved to make a fundamental change of detail: no longer is the map at centre front lettered "Terre Napoleon"; it has quietly become "Nlle Hollande".4. The English editions.a. The only contemporary English edition was a version of the first volume prepared by PÈron (1a) and published in 1809.b. In 2003 the State Library of South Australia issued Christine Cornell's translation of the second text volume (1b).c. Finally, in 2010, the same publisher produced Cornell's complete translation of the text of the revised second edition (3).Ferguson, 536 and 603; Wantrup, 80a and 81.

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        Correspondance litteraire, philosophique et critique, adressée a un souverain d'Allemagne. Depuis 1770 jusqu'en 1782 / Pendant une partie des années 1782 a 1790 inclusivement

      Paris, Buisson 1812-14.. 11 Bde. gr.-8°. Bde.1-5: XVI, VIII, 515; 526; 440; 394; 397 S. Mit gest. Titelportr. Troisieme et derniere partie/Bde.1-5: IV, 512; 557; 2 Bll., 574; 694; 2 Bll., 697 S. u. Supplement-Bd. V, 424 S. OKart. m. Rückensch. Stärker berieb. Rücken tlw. fragment. Vorhanden: vols. 1-5 (Jan. 1770 - Oct. 1782) u. 3me partie/vols. 1-5 (Jan. 1775 - Dec. 1790) u. Supplement (zus. 11 Bde.). 1. Bd.: Jan, 1770 - Mai 1771. 2. Bd.: Juin 1771- Oct. 1773. 3. Bd.: Jan. 1774 - Mars 1777. 4. Bd.: Mai 1777 - Avril 1779. 5. Bd.: Mai 1779 - Oct. 1782. Troisieme et dernière partie: 1. Bd.: Jänner 1775- Juli 1782. 2. Bd.: August 1782-Juni 1784. 3. Bd.: Juli 1784-Juni 1786. 4. Bd.:Juli 1786 - Dezember 1788. 5. Bd.: Jänner 1789 - Dezember 1790. u. 1 Supplement-Bd. [Paris, Chez Potey, Buisson, Delaunay 1814]. - Vorgebunden: MORELLET, M. Eloges de Madam Geoffrin, contemporaine de Madame du Deffand, par MM. Morellet, Thomas et d'Allembert, suivis de lettres de Madame Geoffrin et a Madame Geoffrin; et d'un essai sur la conversation, etc., etc., Paris, H. Nicolle 1812. XXIV, 282 (1) S.

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        Pisa illustrata nelle arti del disegno. -

      Pisa, Marenigh, 1812.3 voll. In-8. Legatura dell'800 in mezza pelle, dorsi con fregi e titolo impr. in oro. Ritratto di Morrona e 32 tavv. f.t., per lo più ripieg., tra cui 2 del XV. secolo. Compl. 1730 pp.; alcuni vecchi timbri. Seconda edizione, corretta e notevolmente ampliata, di questa «eccellente opera, una delle migliori e fondamentale nel suo genere, che espone per la prima volta complessivamente la storia dell'arte pisana» (Schlosser 528). Cicognara 312. Particolare pregio è conferito all'opera da due incisioni del '400 delle quali il Morrona possedeva i rami originali e di cui non si conoscono tirature precedenti alla ?Pisa illustrata?. Non si sa con certezza chi le abbia incise, ma vengono in genere attribuite a due celebri orafi fiorentini. A Baccio Baldini la prima, già apparsa nell'edizione originale del 1787, che rappresenta l'Inferno secondo Dante dipinto a fresco da Andrea Orcagna nel camposanto di Pisa, e a Maso Finiguerra la seconda, presente solo in questa edizione, che mostra S. Girolamo in preghiera, tratta da un disegno di Antonio Pollaiolo. Per una dettag, iata descrizione delle due rare stampe cf. Hind, Early Italian Engraving, I, 58 e 59. The corrected and greatly enlarged second edition of Morrona's important work on the monuments and art treasures of Pisa, the first art history of the city. With a portrait and 32 engr. plates, the majority folding, including two 15th century engravings from copperplates then in the author's possession, i.e. the Inferno, already in the first edition of 1787, and the St. Jerome which is only in this edition; no earlier impressions are known. 19th century half calf. A few old library stamps.

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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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        Projets D' Architecture.

      Paris 1812. Grand fol. 4 pp. text followed by 13 numbered engraved plates (all ) of which 5 - 8 and 9 - 13 are double pages. Bound in original printed boards with signs of wear, spine missing.. The plates illustrate Peyre's three unexecuted projects described in the text. Peyre's Temple de la Gloire was one of 24 designs submitted to a jury which included the architect's father, Antonie Francoise Peyre, but which awarded first prize to Claude Étienne de Beaumont in March 807. The plates are engraved by L.-M. Normand fils.British Archt.Libr. vol. 3

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        Arrowsmith (Aaron) To His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge...this Map of the Physical Divisions of Germany Exhibiting the Post Roads, Canals &c. Constructed from Original Materials is with Permission Most Humbly Inscribed....

      [London: Engraved by E. Jones...for A. Arrowsmith, 1812] . first edition, fine large-scale map on 6 sheets plus 3 appended sections, overall circa 2 metres square, comprising all of greater Germany, 46° 10' to 54° 40' N. and 6° 20' to 18° 40' E., on a scale of 10 miles to 1½ ins., dissected and folding on linen, pale blue silk edge trimming Fine large-scale map, 197 x 200 cms., with three additional sections 21 x 86 cms. at tail extending the map to include the area from Verona in the east to Karlstadt (Karlovac) in the west, thus embracing the Gulf of Venice (and so indeed all that part of Europe between the North Sea and the Mediterranean). The imprint is on the centre west sheet, concealed by the silk trim.

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        ELEMENTS OF DRAWING, IN ITS VARIOUS BRANCHES, FOR THE USE OF STUDENTS;

      1812 - HAMILTON, George. ELEMENTS OF DRAWING, IN ITS VARIOUS BRANCHES, FOR THE USE OF STUDENTS; ILLUSTRATED BY FIFTY-ONE ENGRAVINGS, PLAIN AND COLOURED, CONTAINING SEVERAL HUNDRED EXAMPLES, FROM THE WORKS OF THE GREATEST MASTERS. London: Printed for Richard Phillips., 1812. Fifty-one plates showing human anatomy, landscapes, and natural history illustrations; ten plates of flowers and fruits, fish, shells, butterflies, and a parrot, are beautifully hand-colored. Octavo. [x],102,[52] pp. + 16 p. publisher's cat. Contemporary binding: red morocco back with gilt-stamped title, marbled boards, edges speckled. Backstrip is sunned and abraded, chipped at heel, and joints tender. A few plates and the facing text pages are lightly foxed, but most are clean. A very good copy overall.

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        Repertoire Universel et Raisonne de Jurisprudence. Quatrième édition Corrigee?

      Paris, Garnery 1812/1815 15 volumi In-4, bella legatura in mezza pelle con fregi e titolo in oro. Il tomo quindicesimo contiene le Addition A - Z.

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        THE NEW FLORA BRITANNICA, ILLUSTRATED WITH ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-THREE PLANTS, ENGRAVED BY SANSOM, FROM ORIGINAL PICTURES, AND COLOURED WITH THE GREATEST EXACTNESS FROM DRAWINGS BY SYDENHAM EDWARDS. LONDON. PRINTED FOR JOHN STOCKDALE 1812. 2 VOLL. I

      In-4, bella leg. coeva in p.pelle marrone, dorso a cinque scomparti con ricchissimi fregi impressi in oro ai piccoli ferri, piatti inquadrati da filettature e bordure floreali in oro e a secco, cerniere perfettamente restaurate, dentelle e unghiature lavorate in oro; pp. (4)-449-(1); pp.(2)-451-503-(1), tagli colorati; 61 tavv. superbamente colorate a mano all'epoca e incise in rame da F.Sansom su disegni di Sydenham Teast Edwards. Splendido esemplare a larghi margini. Molto raro.Dunthorne 107 ("The plates are well coloured and many American flowers are included."). Great Flower Books p. 93 (ediz.ital.). Nissen BBI, 480 (Attribuisce all'opera un numero errato di tavv.: 60 anziche' 61). Plesch 204. Pritzel 2622.Le 61 bellissime tavv. di quest'opera (le tavv. sono numerate dall'1 al 60 e 19*, due tavv. sono in antiporta) illustrano complessivamente 133 specie di piante e fiori e sono estremamente curate nei dettagli e molto decorative. Il testo e' spesso attribuito erroneamente all'artista S.T.Edwards, ma in realta' l'Autore, che non compare nel frontespizio, e' R.W.Dickson, il quale pubblico' nel 1807: "A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardenig" (2 voll.), sotto lo pseudonimo di Alexander Mac Donald, quest'opera e' arricchita dalle stesse 61 tavv. che compaiono in "The New Flora Britannica", con l'aggiunta di 13 tavv. non colorate. Il presente lavoro compare spesso con un altro titolo: "The New Botanic Garden...", ma senza nessun' altra differenza. Sydenham Teast Edwards (1769?-1819), gallese, fu uno dei piu' famosi pittori naturalisti del primo ottocento inglese, specializzato in botanica; collaboro' con William Curtis ad illustrare il "Botanical Magazin" e la celebre "Flora Londinensis".

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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

      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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        A Peep at the Theatres! And Bird's-Eye Views of Men in The Jubilee Year! A Novel, Satirical, Critical, and Moral, in Three Volumes

      London: C. Chapple, Printed By Hilyard. 1812. 12mo (18.5 cm x 10.5 cm). F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Poor. First edition. Scarce three volume set of this British satirical novel, with a very limited list of subscribers. Paper covered boards with leather spines (appear to be original), effectively disbound, with covers detached and chipped, spines treated with what appears to be shellac, some detached gatherings in volumes I and III, text block of volume II split in two. Pagination: Volume I: xii, 231 [1p. adv.]; Volume II: [4],254 [2p. adv.]; Volume III: [4], 279, with no endpapers in volume III. Internally very clean, with very little foxing and well-preserved pages, with two very small margin tears in volume I, and a small chip to the front free endpaper of volume i and to the first blank in volume II. Name on front free endpaper of volume I, institutional library bookplate mounted upside down on rear pastedown of volume III. Pages very good overall.

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        Pisa Illustrata Nelle Arti del Disegno

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

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

      Milano Dalla Stampa Reale 1812. 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 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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        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 1812. 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 First Edition Three quarter-leather cover marbled boards 350mm x 290mm (14" x 11"). xviii, 330pp; 275pp + plates.

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        The new Botanic Garden, illustrated with one hundred and thirty-three plants, engraved by Sansom, from original pictures, and coloured with the greatest exactness from drawings ...

      London, printed for J. Stockdale, 1812. 2 volumes (bound in 1). Large-4to. pp. (6), 244; (2), 245-503, (1), with 61 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary red morocco, richly gilt- and blind-stamped covers, extensively gilt ornamented spine with 4 raised bands and gilt lettering, inner dentelles, all edges gilt. Dunthorne 107: "Also published under the title of 'The new Flora Britannica' 1812 ... The plates are well coloured and many American flowers are included"; Nissen BBI, 479 (listed under Dickson; erroneously calling for 60 plates only). The fine plates were originally published in the work of the gardener R.W. Dickson (pseudonym Alexander McDonald) entitled 'A complete dictionary of practical gardening' (London 1807). In the offered edition the same plates (numbered 1-60 & 19bis) are used as in the work by Dickson, still bearing the dates 1805 and 1806. Sydenham Teast Edwards (1768-1819; botanical painter) "showed precocious talent as an artist. Copies he made from figures in William Curtis's 'Flora Londinnenis' were shown to Curtis, who was so impressed that he summoned the youth to London for further training. The two became close friends, Edwards joining Curtis in many botanical expeditions ..." (British Gardeners, p. 111). The great talents of Edwards are showed in Curtis's 'Botanical Register', his own 'Botanical Register', and the above beautifully illustrated work. An excellent splendidly bound copy of this well-known flower-book.

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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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        Essays on the Nature and Principles of Taste.

      Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay & Co. for Archibald Constable and Company, Erdinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London 1812.. Two Volumes. 22 by 14 cms. The Third Edition. Vol. I, xxix+376 pp. Vol. II, vi+447 pp. in a textured polished leather binding, five panelled spine with raised bands, some gilt decoration and original spine labels, marbled endpapers, fore-edges, board edges with gilt decoration and the name Taylor & Hessey Booksellers London. Boards show a degree of shelfwear with fading to the gilding. Internally in good fresh condition, tight, bright, a few light spots on vol II. There is a little pencil annotation on endpapers but not in text. This is one of the important intellectual products of the Scottish Enlightenment. First published in 1790, this was the reprint of the revised second edition, the author's definitive work. Very influential in North America.

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        ELEMENTS OF DRAWING, IN ITS VARIOUS BRANCHES, FOR THE USE OF STUDENTS;

      1812. Very Good. HAMILTON, George. ELEMENTS OF DRAWING, IN ITS VARIOUS BRANCHES, FOR THE USE OF STUDENTS; ILLUSTRATED BY FIFTY-ONE ENGRAVINGS, PLAIN AND COLOURED, CONTAINING SEVERAL HUNDRED EXAMPLES, FROM THE WORKS OF THE GREATEST MASTERS. London: Printed for Richard Phillips..., 1812. Fifty-one plates showing human anatomy, landscapes, and natural history illustrations; ten plates of flowers and fruits, fish, shells, butterflies, and a parrot, are beautifully hand-colored. Octavo. [x],102,[52] pp. + 16 p. publisher's cat. Contemporary binding: red morocco back with gilt-stamped title, marbled boards, edges speckled. Backstrip is sunned and abraded, chipped at heel, and joints tender. A few plates and the facing text pages are lightly foxed, but most are clean. A very good copy overall.

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        Hymns for Little Children

      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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        A Practical Treatise on the Law Relative to Apprentices and Journeymen, and to Exercising Trades

      Only edition of Chitty's pioneering book, prompted "by events which arose out of the industrial revolution", praised by Holdsworth and disclosing how the law, dating to an Elizabethan statute, was increasingly out of touch with current working life. Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, rubbed and a trace of foxing, else a very good, clean and crisp copy. Printed for W. Clarke and Sons, Law Booksellers [etc.], London, 1812.

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