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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.

      [Bookseller: Bristow & Garland]
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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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      Longman Hurst Rees Orme and Brown 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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        A Treatise on the Blood, Inflammation and Gun-Shot Wounds. Two volumes

      London Cox, Sherwood, Neely & Jones 1812. G- : in Good condition minus without dust jacket. Spines missing and boards detached. Prelims of volume two starting. Sporadic foxing within. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland Reprint Brown half-leather cover over marbled boards x, 487; viii, 511pp + plates :: With 8 plates :: 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5")

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

      Carmarthen: Printed and sold by J. Evans, 1812. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. viii,324pp Contemporary half leather, marbled paper boards. Spine tooled in gilt; black leather lettering label, gilt. List of subscribers, index. Edges and corners worn else this is a very good copy. Reprint of the first edition of 1641 and scarce in its own right. Lowndes, p. 1064. With the armorial bookplate of Sir William Grace.

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        Travels in the Island of Iceland During the Summer of the Year MDCCCX

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Company; T Payne; Longman, Rees, Hurst, Orme and Brown et al, 1812.. Second Edition. Leather cover with gilt-decorated raised bands and gilt emblem of the Northern Light Board to spine. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Boards rubbed and with minor edge-wear. Inner hinges cracked. Some foxing and offsetting. Northern Light Board stamp to rear of title page. 270mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). xv, 492pp. Fifteen full page plates including eight hand-coloured aquatints; four folding tables and numerous engraved vignettes. From the collection of the Northern Heritage Light house Trust.

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

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

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        The LIFE Of The MOST NOBLE ARTHUR MARQUIS And EARL Of WELLINGTON ... With Copius Details and Delineations, Historical, Political, and Military ... Including Numerous Interesting Professional Anecdotes, ... Forming a Complete and General View of his Services ... In Two [Three] Volumes

      London:: Printed by and for J. and J. Cundee,. (n. d.).. 8vo. Ca. 1812-1814. 3 volumes (xix, [20] - 568, vi; viii, [9] - 567, [7]; xiv, [15] - 570, [6] pp). Index concludes each volume. Set complete through publication date; a 15-page "Appendix" dealing with the battle of Waterloo was issued separately in 1817 and is not present here.. 19th C tan polished half-calf with blue marbled paper boards. Maroon leather title labels; green leather volume labels to spine. TEG. Marbled eps.. Modest wear. Small chip to 'Volume' label of Volume I, which has had. its front joint professionally strengthened at some point in the. past. A portrait of Lafayette sometimes reported in Volume I, which. is not present here. Withal, a handsome VG+ set.. Frontis & engraved title leaf each volume. 3 folding maps. 29 plates (Vol I - 8; Vol II - 9; Vol III - 11). Head- tailpieces.

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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, coveres 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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        The Works Of Beaumont And Fletcher In Fourteen Volumes

      , Edinburgh: James Ballantyne, 1812. . Includes an introduction and explanatory notes by Henry Weber, Esq. Bound in half morocco and marbled paper boards, top edge gilt, five raised bands, gilt-stamped titles and decorations on spines and matching marbled end papers. A fine set.

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

      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 First Edition Green gilt decorated leather cover 276pp :: Engravings by L. Clennell from drawings by T Stothard. Fore-edge painting of St James's Square, London :: 170mm x 120mm (7" x 5") :: Beautiful example of fore-edge painting - a quality gold-edging disguises existence of painting until feathered. Inscription to front endpaper reads 'Seek and Find St James's Square'

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        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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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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        The LIFE Of The MOST NOBLE ARTHUR MARQUIS And EARL Of WELLINGTON ... With Copius Details and Delineations, Historical, Political, and Military ... Including Numerous Interesting Professional Anecdotes, ... Forming a Complete and General View of his Services ... In Two [Three] Volumes

      Printed by and for J. and J. Cundee London:: Printed by and for J. and J. Cundee,. (n. d.).. 8vo. Ca. 1812-1814. 3 volumes (xix, [20] - 568, vi; viii, [9] - 567, [7]; xiv, [15] - 570, [6] pp). Index concludes each volume. Set complete through publication date; a 15-page "Appendix" dealing with the battle of Waterloo was issued separately in 1817 and is not present here.. 19th C tan polished half-calf with blue marbled paper boards. Maroon leather title labels; green leather volume labels to spine. TEG. Marbled eps.. Modest wear. Small chip to 'Volume' label of Volume I, which has had. its front joint professionally strengthened at some point in the. past. A portrait of Lafayette sometimes reported in Volume I, which. is not present here. Withal, a handsome VG+ set.. Frontis & engraved title leaf each volume. 3 folding maps. 29 plates (Vol I - 8; Vol II - 9; Vol III - 11). Head- tailpieces.

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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.

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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 three volumes, tall quarto. (15 x 10 5/8 inches). 6 additional pictorial aquatint titles, 144 aquatint views, 8 engraved plans. Expertly bound to style in red half morocco over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second and third compartments. 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 extraordinary condition. "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) in 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.This book is notorious for being found in poor condition. The present copy, however, is free of all foxing and is the finest copy we have ever encountered. 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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        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).

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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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