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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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        Ludlow Castle Shropshire

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

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        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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        NIHON MEISAN ZUE 3 vols

      1812. Very Good. [EHON] Tani BUNCHO, artist. NIHON MEISAN ZUE 3 vols. Kyoto, Osaka, Edo, [1812]. String-bound, fukuro-toji, original printed paper title labels, b+w woodblock depictions of the "Famous Mountains of Japan." A work justly famed for its accurate representation of the mountains in question. According to Mitchell, this is the third printing, done in Bunka 9 [1812], some eight years after the original edition, but still retaining the freshness and vigor of line for which the book is known. Volumes 1 and 2 are clean. The final volume has spotted covers and a faint tide line at the bottom edge, below the illustrations throughout most of the volume, that rises near the end, and some slight marginal worming. This copy is printed with great skill and subtlety, in a very good impression. Very good overall.

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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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        RURAL SPORTS

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

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

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        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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        SKETCHES TOWARDS A HORTUS BOTANICUS AMERICANUS; OR, COLOURED PLATES (WITH A CATALOGUE AND CONCISE AND FAMILIAR DESCRIPTIONS OF MANY SPECIES) OF NEW AND VALUABLE PLANTS OF THE WEST INDIES AND NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA

      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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