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        The History of America

      London: for Cadell and Davies [and 25 others],, 1812. The twelfth edition. In which is included the posthumous volume, containing the history of Virginia, to the year 1668; and of New England, to the year 1652. 4 volumes, octavo. Contemporary russia, raised bands to spines forming small compartments gilt-tooled with star devices, alternating with larger compartments, either gilt-lettered direct or gilt-tooled with elaborate floral sprays, broad stylised palmette roll gilt to covers enclosing a central blind-stamped lattice with quatrefoils, marbled edges, foliate roll to turn-ins gilt, drab endpapers, bound blue silk page-marker to each volume. 3 folding maps, folding plate of Mexican hieroglyphics. Collector's bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to front pastedown of vol. 1. Joints and tips lightly rubbed, vol. 2 with superficial cracking to front joint, small abrasion to rear cover and pale marking along top edge of endpapers, small scuff to fore edge of front board vol. 3, hieroglyphics plate in vol. 4 with shallow chip to fore edge and short closed tear along fold. A very good set. First published in 1777, Robertson's History was "the most highly regarded secondary source of its time" (Howgego); this set in a handsome, strictly contemporary Regency binding. The author had already established his reputation as "the leading historian in Europe" (ODNB) with his History of Scotland and life of Charles V when he began researching a history of the colonisation of the New World. The outbreak of hostilities in North America prompted him to publish the portion covering the sixteenth-century Spanish conquista. On publication it was very positively received, and "its success was even more marked on the continent, where it was considered Robertson's masterpiece Â… and went through nine editions between 1777 and 1780. The book Â… alternated chapters of narrative concerning the Spanish conquest with chapters of description of Native American culture and society. With its dramatic sweep of narrative, combined with a provocative confrontation of two very different stages of civilisation and a prose that was more flexible and evocative than that of his earlier books, the History of America is often regarded as Robertson's most interesting, original, and even Romantic work" (idem). The supplement, on the early history of British America, first appeared in the seventh edition, published in 1796.

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        A HISTORY OF THE VOYAGES AND ADVENTURES OF JOHN VAN DELURE. GIVING AN ACCOUNT OF HIS BEING LEFT ON THE N.W. COAST OF AMERICA...

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

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        [Peach] Gallande; Noblesse Peach

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 1812. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition with the exception of some minor infill work on the bottom right corner of sheet. Image size: 16 1/8 x 12 1/2 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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        Temple of Flora or Garden of the Botanist, Poet, Painter, and Philosopher.

      London: [for the author], 1812. - 4to (15 ? x 12 ? inches). Aquatint frontispiece by Cosway after Burke, engraved title over two leaves with vignette headpiece to first leaf by Tomkins after Burney; 2 stipple engravings by Russell and Opie after Maddocks, and Reinagle after Bartolozzi and Landseer, 28 hand-colored aquatints by Pether, Thornton, Edwards, Reinagle & Henderson, after drawings by Dunkarten, Roffe, Gaugain, Quilley, Maddox, Burk, Maddan and Stadler (lightly browned throughout, occasional spotting and thumbing). Contemporary green straight-grained morocco, elaborately decorated in gilt and blind, all edges gilt (over-opened, extremities worn with some loss). THORNTON'S MASTERPIECE First quarto edition, with an additional plate: "Artichoke Protea" by Quilley after Henderson, not included in the original folio edition of 1807 published under the title "New Illustrations of the Sexual System of Linnaeus". Other images are reduced copies of those in the folio edition. According to Dunthorne, the quarto edition was published initially as fourth level prizes in the lottery that Thornton ran in an attempt to recoup the losses he had incurred during the production of the folio edition. Thornton's "Temple of Flora" was a "gigantic literary speculation which was to ruin him. This work. was first advertised in 1797 and began to appear in parts from 1799, published by T. Bensley and priced at 1 guinea (later 25s). The complete text with illustrations was advertised as available in 1799 for 20 guineas. Its bibliographic history was complicated, the three main parts being issued at a variety of times and in different formats. . The huge costs of illustration and printing seriously eroded Thornton's personal fortune. As a promotional exercise in 1804 he exhibited the originals of his plates at 49 New Bond Street, and in 1811 an act of parliament (51 George III, cap. 103) authorized his 'Royal Botanical Lottery', for which he issued 20,000 tickets at 2 guineas each. The top prize was the set of original paintings, with other prizes of his printed illustrations and texts. In spite of his efforts to market his publications, his finances never recovered. At the heart of the New Illustration was Thornton's scheme to produce a specifically British botanical publication of a magnificence to surpass all previous examples. Teams of master engravers and colourists, including Francesco Bartolozzi, Richard Earlom, and John Landseer, used the full range of modern printing techniques to produce coloured illustrations after paintings by such prominent artists as Sir William Beechey, James Opie, Henry Raeburn, John Russell, Abraham Pether, and his two favoured illustrators, Peter Henderson and Philip Reinagle. The illustrations were not restricted to the 'choicest flowers' in the world, but included portraits of eminent botanists-including the famous portrait of Linnaeus in Lapp (Sami) dress-elaborate allegories, such as 'Cupid Inspiring the Plants to Love', and a bust of Linnaeus being honoured by Aesculapius, Flora, Ceres, and Cupid. The text, which includes a translation of Linnaeus's 'Prize dissertation' on the sexuality of plants (1759), is similarly not bound to accounts and texts of scientific botany, but deals with a wide range of religious, political, spiritual, social, and emotional issues, not only in prose but also through extensive use of poems by modern and ancient authors. It is easy to regard much of this material as irrelevant to the publication's botanical aims, but this is to miss the universal human and religious purposes of botanical learning in Thornton's system of thought" (Martin Kemp for DNB). Thornton was destined for a career in the church, but while at Trinity College, Cambridge he found inspiration in the botanical lectures of Thomas Martyn and switched to studying medicine. He went on to lecture in medical botany at Guy's Hospital. Conceived on a grandiose scale, Thornton's work was to comprise three parts: a dissertation on the sexual reproductive c [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ludlow Castle Shropshire

      London: Published by J. Deeley, No. 95 Berwick Street, 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. 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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        Works of The Rev. George Crabbe. Tales. Two volumes in one. [Fore-edge Painting]

      Thomas Davison Printer, London 1812 - xxx, 226pp;257pp. Fore-edge painting of a full-rigged sailing ship near coast of Yorkshire with ruined castle on headland and flock of birds in flight. Language: eng VG : in very good condition with fine gold tooled binding and yellow gilt edged watered silk endpapers. Light edge rubbing. Bound without half title and preliminary leaves to volume II. Aeg. Fore edge painting Contemporary Green Morocco gilt [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Pears] Petit Muscat (Early Muscat Pear); Green Sugar Pear; Green Chisel Pear; Citron de Charmers

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 1812. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition. Image size: 16 x 12 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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        IJsgezicht - 19de eeuw.

      IDYLLISCHE WINTERTekening in waterverf toegeschreven aan Reinier Craeyvanger (1812-1880). Afm. 36,4 x 52,6 cm.De Lage Landen kenden vele vinnig koude winters. Kou die "deur vel en vleesch passeerde'. Binnenwateren en rivieren konden potdicht gevroren zijn en tot maart met een dikke ijskorst bedekt. Havens zaten dicht. De Zuiderzee werd met sledes en wagens overgestoken. Soms zwierven wolven rond op zoek naar prooi. De prijzen voor etenswaren stegen tijdens de winterperiode tot onwaarschijnlijke hoogte. Er was gebrek aan turf, hout en kolen en vooral aan vers water. Werk was moeilijk te vinden. Er stierven heel wat mensen van de kou. Ellende overheerste.Toch ligt de winter ligt veel Nederlanders na aan het hart. De gedachte aan ijs en schaatsen alleen al doet het sneller slaan. Vroeger even goed als tegenwoordig.Van de ruige realiteit tijdens grillige winters is op ijsgezichten doorgaans weinig te zien. Het koperspubliek wilde geen ellende en ook geen al te realistische weergave van borrelende scheuren, windwakken en viezigheid op het ijs. Men vroeg om een idyllisch plaatje.Prijs: € 2.350,- (incl. lijst).

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        Instruction sur les Soupes andEacuteconomiques

      

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        The American Coast Pilot Containing the Courses and Distances between the Principal Harbors, Capes, and Headlands, from Passamaquoddy through the Gulph of Florida

      Newburyport, MA: Edmund M. Blunt. Fair. 1812. Seventh Edition. Leather Bound. One of 15 editions we are offering. Go to our webpage: bookshelfmaine.com and search by KEYWORD: Blunt. You are invited to Make An Offer on any or all listed. ; 311 pages .

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        Bildergeographie. Eine Darstellung aller Länder und Völker der Erde. Zweyter Band. Afrika.

      Leipzig, bey Gerhard Fleischer dem Jüngeren, 1812. - Halbledereinband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, 8°, VIII, 332 Seiten, mit 20 (davon 13 kolorierte) Kupfertafeln und einer gefalteten, kolorierten Karte. Gutes Exemplar.

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

      London: [for the author], 1812. - Large 4to (14 2/8 x 10 5/8 inches). Aquatint frontispiece by Cosway after Burke, engraved title over two leaves with vignette headpiece to first leaf by Tomkins after Burney; 2 stipple engravings by Russell and Opie after Maddocks, and Reinagle after Bartolozzi and Landseer, 28 hand-colored aquatints by Pether, Thornton, Edwards, Reinagle & Henderson, after drawings by Dunkarten, Roffe, Gaugain, Quilley, Maddox, Burk, Maddan and Stadler (?lacking final blank, lightly browned, small marginal tears to "The Nodding Renealmia" plate). Red morocco gilt by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, each cover decorated with double-fillet border, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, lettered in the second and third, the others each with a border of double fillet, all gilt edges. Provenance: Contemporary signature of Thomas Higson on the first leaf of the title-page; with the Beeleigh Abbey library label of William A. Foyle (1885-1963), founder of celebrated Foyle's Bookshop. THORNTON'S MASTERPIECE First quarto edition, with an additional plate: "Artichoke Protea" by Quilley after Henderson, not included in the original folio edition of 1807 published under the title "New Illustrations of the Sexual System of Linnaeus". Other images are reduced copies of those in the folio edition. According to Dunthorne, the quarto edition was published initially as fourth level prizes in the lottery that Thornton ran in an attempt to recoup the losses he had incurred during the production of the folio edition. Thornton's "Temple of Flora" was a "gigantic literary speculation which was to ruin him. This work, . was first advertised in 1797 and began to appear in parts from 1799, published by T. Bensley and priced at 1 guinea (later 25s). The complete text with illustrations was advertised as available in 1799 for 20 guineas. Its bibliographic history was complicated, the three main parts being issued at a variety of times and in different formats. . The huge costs of illustration and printing seriously eroded Thornton's personal fortune. As a promotional exercise in 1804 he exhibited the originals of his plates at 49 New Bond Street, and in 1811 an act of parliament (51 George III, cap. 103) authorized his 'Royal Botanical Lottery', for which he issued 20,000 tickets at 2 guineas each. The top prize was the set of original paintings, with other prizes of his printed illustrations and texts. In spite of his efforts to market his publications, his finances never recovered. At the heart of the New Illustration was Thornton's scheme to produce a specifically British botanical publication of a magnificence to surpass all previous examples. Teams of master engravers and colourists, including Francesco Bartolozzi, Richard Earlom, and John Landseer, used the full range of modern printing techniques to produce coloured illustrations after paintings by such prominent artists as Sir William Beechey, James Opie, Henry Raeburn, John Russell, Abraham Pether, and his two favoured illustrators, Peter Henderson and Philip Reinagle. The illustrations were not restricted to the 'choicest flowers' in the world, but included portraits of eminent botanists-including the famous portrait of Linnaeus in Lapp (Sami) dress-elaborate allegories, such as 'Cupid Inspiring the Plants to Love', and a bust of Linnaeus being honoured by Aesculapius, Flora, Ceres, and Cupid. The text, which includes a translation of Linnaeus's 'Prize dissertation' on the sexuality of plants (1759), is similarly not bound to accounts and texts of scientific botany, but deals with a wide range of religious, political, spiritual, social, and emotional issues, not only in prose but also through extensive use of poems by modern and ancient authors. It is easy to regard much of this material as irrelevant to the publication's botanical aims, but this is to miss the universal human and religious purposes of botanical learning in Thornton's system of thought" (Martin Kemp for DNB). Thornton was destined for a care [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Temple of Flora, or Garden of the Botanist poet, Painter and Philosopher.

      London: for the author 1812. - 4to., (15 2/8 x 12 2/8 inches). Aquatint frontispiece by Cosway after Burke, engraved title-page over two leaves with vignette headpiece to first leaf by Tomkins after Burney; 2 stipple engravings by Russell and Opie after Maddocks, and Reinagle after Bartolozzi and Landseer, 28 hand-colored aquatints by Pether, Thornton, Edwards, Reinagle & Henderson, after drawings by Dunkarten, Roffe, Gaugain, Quilley, Maddox, Burk, Maddan and Stadler (last three plates a bit browned and spotted). Contemporary full crushed red morocco, elaborately decorated in gilt and blind, all edges gilt, head and foot of spine worn with minor loss, edges rubbed). Provenance: with the engraved armorial bookplate of Arma Comitis de Bradford, Weston Library, on the front paste-down. First quarto edition, with an additional plate: "Artichoke Protea" by Quilley after Henderson, not included in the original folio edition of 1807 published under the title "New Illustrations of the Sexual System of Linnaeus". Other images are reduced copies of those in the folio edition. According to Dunthorne, the quarto edition was published initially as fourth level prizes in the lottery that Thornton ran in an attempt to recoup the losses he had incurred during the production of the folio edition. Thornton's "Temple of Flora" was a "gigantic literary speculation which was to ruin him. This work, . was first advertised in 1797 and began to appear in parts from 1799, published by T. Bensley and priced at 1 guinea (later 25s). The complete text with illustrations was advertised as available in 1799 for 20 guineas. Its bibliographic history was complicated, the three main parts being issued at a variety of times and in different formats. . The huge costs of illustration and printing seriously eroded Thornton's personal fortune. As a promotional exercise in 1804 he exhibited the originals of his plates at 49 New Bond Street, and in 1811 an act of parliament (51 George III, cap. 103) authorized his 'Royal Botanical Lottery', for which he issued 20,000 tickets at 2 guineas each. The top prize was the set of original paintings, with other prizes of his printed illustrations and texts. In spite of his efforts to market his publications, his finances never recovered. At the heart of the New Illustration was Thornton's scheme to produce a specifically British botanical publication of a magnificence to surpass all previous examples. Teams of master engravers and colourists, including Francesco Bartolozzi, Richard Earlom, and John Landseer, used the full range of modern printing techniques to produce coloured illustrations after paintings by such prominent artists as Sir William Beechey, James Opie, Henry Raeburn, John Russell, Abraham Pether, and his two favoured illustrators, Peter Henderson and Philip Reinagle. The illustrations were not restricted to the 'choicest flowers' in the world, but included portraits of eminent botanists-including the famous portrait of Linnaeus in Lapp (Sami) dress-elaborate allegories, such as 'Cupid Inspiring the Plants to Love', and a bust of Linnaeus being honoured by Aesculapius, Flora, Ceres, and Cupid. The text, which includes a translation of Linnaeus's 'Prize dissertation' on the sexuality of plants (1759), is similarly not bound to accounts and texts of scientific botany, but deals with a wide range of religious, political, spiritual, social, and emotional issues, not only in prose but also through extensive use of poems by modern and ancient authors. It is easy to regard much of this material as irrelevant to the publication's botanical aims, but this is to miss the universal human and religious purposes of botanical learning in Thornton's system of thought" (Martin Kemp for DNB) Thornton was destined for a career in the church, but while at Trinity College, Cambridge he found inspiration in the botanical lectures of Thomas Martyn and switched to studying medicine. He went on to lecture in medical botany at Guy's Hospital. Conceived on a grandio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London: [for the author], 1812. - Large 4to (14 6/8 x 11 5/8 inches). Aquatint frontispiece by Cosway after Burke, engraved title over two leaves with vignette headpiece to first leaf by Tomkins after Burney; 2 stipple engravings by Russell and Opie after Maddocks, and Reinagle after Bartolozzi and Landseer, 28 hand-colored aquatints by Pether, Thornton, Edwards, Reinagle & Henderson, after drawings by Dunkarten, Roffe, Gaugain, Quilley, Maddox, Burk, Maddan and Stadler (lightly browned throughout, occasional spotting and thumbing). Contemporary green morocco, elaborately decorated in gilt and blind (rebacked, extremities scuffed). THORNTON'S MASTERPIECE First quarto edition, with an additional plate: "Artichoke Protea" by Quilley after Henderson, not included in the original folio edition of 1807 published under the title "New Illustrations of the Sexual System of Linnaeus". Other images are reduced copies of those in the folio edition. According to Dunthorne, the quarto edition was published initially as fourth level prizes in the lottery that Thornton ran in an attempt to recoup the losses he had incurred during the production of the folio edition. Thornton's "Temple of Flora" was a "gigantic literary speculation which was to ruin him. This work, . was first advertised in 1797 and began to appear in parts from 1799, published by T. Bensley and priced at 1 guinea (later 25s). The complete text with illustrations was advertised as available in 1799 for 20 guineas. Its bibliographic history was complicated, the three main parts being issued at a variety of times and in different formats. . The huge costs of illustration and printing seriously eroded Thornton's personal fortune. As a promotional exercise in 1804 he exhibited the originals of his plates at 49 New Bond Street, and in 1811 an act of parliament (51 George III, cap. 103) authorized his 'Royal Botanical Lottery', for which he issued 20,000 tickets at 2 guineas each. The top prize was the set of original paintings, with other prizes of his printed illustrations and texts. In spite of his efforts to market his publications, his finances never recovered. At the heart of the New Illustration was Thornton's scheme to produce a specifically British botanical publication of a magnificence to surpass all previous examples. Teams of master engravers and colourists, including Francesco Bartolozzi, Richard Earlom, and John Landseer, used the full range of modern printing techniques to produce coloured illustrations after paintings by such prominent artists as Sir William Beechey, James Opie, Henry Raeburn, John Russell, Abraham Pether, and his two favoured illustrators, Peter Henderson and Philip Reinagle. The illustrations were not restricted to the 'choicest flowers' in the world, but included portraits of eminent botanists-including the famous portrait of Linnaeus in Lapp (Sami) dress-elaborate allegories, such as 'Cupid Inspiring the Plants to Love', and a bust of Linnaeus being honoured by Aesculapius, Flora, Ceres, and Cupid. The text, which includes a translation of Linnaeus's 'Prize dissertation' on the sexuality of plants (1759), is similarly not bound to accounts and texts of scientific botany, but deals with a wide range of religious, political, spiritual, social, and emotional issues, not only in prose but also through extensive use of poems by modern and ancient authors. It is easy to regard much of this material as irrelevant to the publication's botanical aims, but this is to miss the universal human and religious purposes of botanical learning in Thornton's system of thought" (Martin Kemp for DNB) Thornton was destined for a career in the church, but while at Trinity College, Cambridge he found inspiration in the botanical lectures of Thomas Martyn and switched to studying medicine. He went on to lecture in medical botany at Guy's Hospital. Conceived on a grandiose scale, Thornton's work was to comprise three parts: a dissertation on the sexual reproductive cycle of plates; an explanation of Lin [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        STAMPA CARTE DES EUROPÄISCH  UND  EINES THEILS DES ASIATISCH - RÚSSISCHEN REICHS... / CARTE DE LA PARTIE EUROPÈENE ET ASIATIQUE DE L'EMPIRE DE RUSSIE. AVEC L'INDICATION DES CHEMINS ET ROUTES DES POSTES, AINSI QUE DES NOUVELLES DEMARCATIONS, ET DE LA RÈPARTITION ACTUELLE EN GOUVERNEMENTS. REDIGÈE D'APRES LE GRAND ATLAS ET D'AUTRES CARTES DU DÈPOT GÈPGRAPHIQUE IMPERIAL DE S.T PETERSBURG.

      VIENNE, TRANQUILLO MOLLO, 1812Astuccio in cartone coevo ricoperto di carta marmorizzata ai piatti e di carta rossa a un dorso; al piatto anteriore, etchetta con titolo manoscritto all'epoca, all'interno di cornice floreale: Carta della Russia di Danielow n. 25. All'interno, un cartoncino pieghevole con patta di chiusura foderato in carta marmorizzata policroma, a contenere una grande carta geografica suddivisa in 13 fogli, telati all'epoca e ripiegati, ognuno con 4 stacchi (tranne una carta con 2 e una con 6) per consentirne la piegatura; inoltre, 1 foglio anch'esso telato e di piccole dimensioni (cm 21x18) a rappresentare il quadro d'insieme della grande carta. Al primo foglio, in alto a sinistra, grande spazio per titolo in doppia lingua: tedesco e francese con, al di sotto, dati di lettura e scale metriche; al secondo foglio dall'alto, a destra, porzione di carta di cm 36x12 fuori riquadro, così come in basso al centro, foglio di cm 19x42, anch'esso fuori riquadro. In totale la carta misura cm 145x128 ca. più i due fogli fuori riquadro. Grandiosa carta geografica della Russia occidentale, redatta in occasione dell campagna napoleonica; da ovest a est, raffigura i territori compresi tra Danzica e Toblosck; da nord a sud, quelli da Kielvig a Erzelum. Esemplare in eccellenti condizioni, qualche carta con lievissima ossidazione, modesti segni di usura al cartoncino di contenimento ripiegato.

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        HISTORY OF THE ABBEY CHURCH OF ST. PETER'S WESTMINSTER, Its Antiquities and Monuments

      London: For R. Ackerman, 1812. 2 volumes. First edition and first issue, originally issued in 16 monthly parts. Illustrated with 81 magnificent hand-coloured aquatint plates of views of Westminster Abbey and with a portrait of William Vincent and with a floor plan. Large 4to, in truly impressive and especially beautiful contemporary bindings by Hering of full red straight-grained morocco, the spines with wide gilt decorated raised bands creating elaborately gilt tooled compartments, two compartments with black morocco labels gilt lettered and ruled, the boards with a grand gilt tool floral framework around large cathedral-window gilt centerpieces, broad handsome gilt dentelles, board edges and turn-ins, green moire silk endpapers with gilt borders and corner-pieces, a.e.g., armorial bookplate of Colonel Sir Proby Cautley on the front pastedowns. xviii, 330, [6]; 275, [4] pp. A very rich and splendid set, the plates very clean and bright in brilliantly designed, strong and firm bindings, some inevitable offsetting from plates to text, the text leaves with some very occasion light spotting. FIRST EDITION OF THIS TRULY GRAND WORK BRILLIANTLY BOUND AND A WONDERFUL SET WITH 81 HAND-COLOURED SCENES OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY, ONE OF THE GREAT ACKERMANN PLATE BOOKS. The fine subtly hued images include both interior and exterior views of the Abbey. They include not only the architectural features but also the stained glass windows, mosaic pavement, the chapels, monuments, effigies and transepts. The artist included F. Mackenzie, A. Pugin, J. Bluck, T. Uwins, G. Shepherd, J. Hamble, T. Sutherland and others. The set is the very scarce first issue of the edition, with the first plate of volume two, "Aymer de Valance", marked "F. Mackenzie delt." as called for. The half-titles and subscriber's list are retained within the truly striking Hering red morocco bindings. This is one of Ackermann's major colour plate books.

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        [Apricot] White Masculine; Red Masculine; Orange Apricot; Turkish Apricot

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 1812. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition with the exception of some repairs to extreme edge of sheet not affecting image. Image size: 16 1/8 x 12 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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        American Cookery, or, The art of dressing viands, fish, poultry, and vegetables, ; and the best modes of making puff-pastes, pies, tarts, puddings, custards, and preserves. And all kinds of cakes, from tre [sic] imperial plumb to plain cake. adapted to this country, and all grades of life. By an American Orphan

      Walpole, N.H.: Printed for Elijah Brooks, 1812. 24mo, iv, [5]-71 pages. The eighth edition of Amelia Simmons' American Cookery, originally issued Hartford, 1796. The first American cookbook authored by an American and printed and published in the states. American ingredients such as corn meal and squash are printed here for the first time, including "Indian Slapjack," "Johny Cake," and "Squash Pudding." In a scale-board binding, contemporary one-quarter brown calf, with gray-green paper over boards. Calf shows some small holes, and a cord has been sewn through the head of the spine for hanging. The paper covered boards show some adhesion marks from masking tape has been removed by a professional restoration binder, and some of the scale board is showing through where there is loss to the paper. The boards still exhibit some tackiness from the removed tape. The original endpapers and hinges have been preserved and strengthened. Small later ownership sticker to the free front fly. All early editions are rare. [OCLC locates eleven copies of this printing; Bitting, page 435; Lowenstein (3rd) 60].

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        Ländliche Szene mit Rindern und Ziegen auf der Weide vor einem Bauernhaus. Lavierte Bisterzeichnung auf Büttenpapier.

      München, rechts unten signiert und datiert, 1812 - 18 x 30 cm. *Peter Hess wurde in Düsseldorf geboren, als Sohn des Kupferstechers Carl Ernst Christoph Hess lernte er schon früh die Kunst der Zeichnung und begann bereits mit 14 Jahren seine Ausbildung auf der Münchner Kunstakademie. Er "gehört zu jenen bahnbrechenden Künstlern, welche seinerzeit die moderne Münchener Schule begründeten, ja er ist unzweifelhaft der erste bedeutende Realist derselben . Vorgänger hatte er dabei an W. v. Kobell, Alb. Adam und dem Thiermaler und Radirer Klein, die er indeß bald alle übertraf" (ADB 12, S. 300 ff.). In den Jahren 1813-14 begleitete er den Fürsten Carl Philipp von Wrede als Maler auf den Befreiungskriegen, in der Folge wurde Hess zu einem der besten deutschen Schlachtenmaler des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts. Vorliegend eine sehr frühe Arbeit von Hess, noch am Ende seiner Ausbildung. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 800 An den Ecken alt auf Untersatzkarton montiert, am rechten Rand mit kleiner hinterlegter Fehlstelle.

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        STAPFER, Philippe Albert. Voyage Pittoresque de l'Oberland, ou Description de Vues prises dans l'Oberland, District du Canton Berne

      Paris, [Crapelet for] Treuttel e Würtz, 1812, - in-folio (355 x 260 mm), 5 pp. non num. incluso il front., 90 pp. num., 1 pag. non num. di indice in fine. Antiporta con veduta alpina e titolo scolpito nella roccia incisa a colori, carta topografica in bianco e nero, 14 incisioni eseguite all'acquatinta a colori e ripassate in alcuni particolari a mano; ciascuna incisione è ripetuta in versione al tratto, non ancora colorata. Legatura in cartonato arancione d'epoca, piatti muti, titolo in oro su tassello di marocchino verde al dorso. Quest'importante e scenografica opera impressa a colori, raffigurante paesaggi, montagne e ghiacciai dell'Oberland Bernese, comprese stupende vedute di Grindenwald e della Jungfrau, è stata attribuita in alcune bibliografie a G. Lory il giovane. L'opera, pubblicata originariamente nel 1796, conteneva solo 12 tavole e il testo in francese e tedesco. La presente edizione include un nuovo testo in francese dello statista bernese Stapfer (1766-1849). Inoltre le vedute per le tavole 8 e 9 della prima edizione (Vue de Zweilutschinen e Vue des Glacières de Grindelwald) sono state sostituite da due nuove vedute: Vue des Glaciers de Grindelwald e La Cime de la Jungfrau. Jakob Samuel Weibel (1771-1846), acquerellista, paesaggista e incisore, realizzò queste pregevoli vedute del bernese negli anni '90 del diciottesimo secolo. I soggetti ritratti includono: un frontespizio allegorico raffigurante lo Staubbach de Lauterbrunneen, una mappa topografica dell'Oberland e del Cantone di Berna; inoltre: 1) Vue de la Ville de Thoune; 2) Vue des environs de Thoune; 3) Vue du Château d'Oberhofen; 4) Vue du Château de Spiez; 5) Vue de la Ville d'Unterseen; 6) Vue d'Interlaken; 7) Ruines d'Unspunnen prés d'Interlaken; 8) La Cime de la Jungfrau; 9) Vue des Glaciers de Grindelwald; 10) Vue du Glacier de Rosenlaui; 11) Vue de Meyringen; 12) Vue du Pont de Wyler e de la Chutte d' Oltchernbach; 13) Vue du Village de Brienz; 14) Vue du Château de Ringenberg. Ottimo esemplare, in perfetto stato di conservazione, uno dei pochi completo delle 14 tavole in doppio stato. (Altro esemplare reeee) Lonchamp 745. Perret 4534: ?Très rare et très recherché?. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Compilation of the Laws of the State of Georgia, Passed by the Legislature Since the Political Year 1800, To The Year 1810, Inclusive

      Printed by Adams & Duyckinck, Augusta 1812 - 4to. [4], 708pp., [18]pp index. Full brown calf leather binding with gilt stamped title on red leather spine label. Leather boards rubbed at edges. Boards are slightly bowed. Darkened section of leather on front board. Leather head of spine pulled. Light rubs and scuff marks to binding. Moderate toning to pages. Previous owner inscription on right front end paper. Contents include the Creek Indian "Treaty at Fort Wilkinson in 1802" signed during the Thomas Jefferson administration by James Wilkinson, Benjamin Hawkins, Andrew Pickens and several of the Creek Chiefs Warriors, etc. De Renne I p.346; Sabin 13574. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Taschenbuch für die Freunde des Christenthums. Auf das Jahr nach Christi Geburt 1812

      Nürnberg, Raw 1812 - 12 x 7,6 cm, Front., 176 S., Kt - Einband [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mandement pour des prières publiques, 29 octobre 1812 `(pour la victoire de Wellington contre les Français en Espagne et celle de l'armée canadienne contre les États-Unis)

      Québec 1812 - 3 p. Réparation à la coiffe inférieure. Plis. Petits trous. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Works Of Samuel Johnson, L L D; With An Essay On His life And Genius, By Arthur Murphy, Esq

      Boston & New York: Hastings, Etheridge and Bliss & William Durell, 1812. New Edition. leather_bound. Full brown calf. Very good. 12 vols. 18 x 11 cm. Frontispieces. Possibly a New York binding with the gilt volume number labels matching MASER 24B. The first two volumes published by Hastings, Etheridge and Bliss, the balance by Durell, Minor scattered toning, owner inscription front free endpapers, a few spine ends nicked. Backstrips decorated in gilt, two gilt lettered morocco spine labels, front and back covers with arabesque gilt borders, marbled endpapers.

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        Natural History of 48 Birds, With Elegant Engravings, from Drawings by Alfred Mills

      London: Darton, Harvey, & Darton and J. Harris, 1812. Mills, Alfred. 96 pp. With 48 engraved full-page plates. Occasional light internal spotting, else about fine. In a variant binding of olive green patterned cloth, title gilt on spine. There is no mention of this binding in the Darton bibliography. Owner's inscription on front blank. A scarce Mills title. (2 11/16 by 2 3/8; 68x61mm.). (Bromer/Edison, p. 140-141; Darton G650.2; Osborne p.207; Spielmann 365; Welsh 4993).

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        ANALES DE LA INQUISICION DE ESPAÑA

      Madrid. Imprenta de Ibarra 1812 - 15.5 x 11 cm. 2 Tomos. Madrid 1812-1813. T I XXX + 448 págs. T II IV + 476 págs. + 2 hojas. Encuadernación en pasta española, tejuelos impresos (desgastados). Cortes teñidos. Con un retrato grabado del autor. Tomo I Desde el establecimiento de la Inquisición por los reyes católicos hasta el año 1508. Tomo II Desde el año de 1509 hasta el de 1530. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Menagerie Imperiale, ou collection de pres de 300 figures representant tous les quadrupedes ou les animaux les plus curieux. Teil 1-4 in 2 Bänden cpl..

      Saintin Paris 1812 Mit 148, 192 sowie 159, 188 Seiten. Mit zusammen 117 kleinen Kupfertafeln mit Darstellungen der verschiedensten Säugetiere. Goldgeprägte Oldr, 12°. Einbände stark beschädigt: Einband von Band 1 berieben, Ecken etwas bestoßen, Rücken angeplatzt, Vorderdeckel lose. Bei Band 2 Einbanddeckel lose, Rücken angeplatzt und beschädigt, Bindung hier gelockert. In Band 1 erste Seiten stärker angerändert, erste Kupfertafel oben beschädigt. Sonst meist innen von recht guter Erhaltung, einige Seiten und Tafeln etwas fleckig bzw. stockfleckig. - selten - ( Gesamtgewicht 500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Säugetiere, Tiere, Kupferstiche, Menagerie, Menage

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        Die passagere oder Feldfortifikation. Ein Leitfaden für den Unterricht.

      Schimmelpfennigsche Buchhandlung, Halle 1812 - Halle, Schimmelpfennigsche Buchhandlung, 1812. 8°. XII, 260 S., (2) S. Druckfehler. Mit 4 mehrfach gefalt. Kupfertafeln. HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit mit Rückenschild. Erstausgagbe. - (Vorsätze leimschattig. S. 1/2 sauber restauriert, ohne Textverlust.Zweite Druckfehlerseite monitert). - Sauberes Exemplar. HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit mit Rückenschild. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Immortalité dédié a la postérité

      Napoleone Bonaparte 1812 - Importante e celebrativa incisione opera di Hyacinthe Maina, incisore nativo di Lubiana che lavorò a Venezia e a Vienna dal 1800 sino al 1815 (Benezit, vol. 7, p. 77). La composizione esalta Napoleone Bonaparte al motto di "Nec plus ultra" alludendo allo stesso tempo sia alla figura mitologica di Ercole, il quale sui monti Calpe ed Abila (meglio conosciuti come le Colonne d'Ercole) scolpì questa frase, sia alla perfezione impersonificata dall'Imperatore. In alto al centro nella corona di alloro, si trova iscritta la parola "Immortalité", e tra ogni foglia della corona stessa viene riportata una delle tante vittoriose battaglie combattute dal 1796 sino al 1809 (Montenotte, Mondovi, Lodi, Castiglione, Bassano, Arcole, Rivoli, Marengo etc ). La decoratività della composizione è esaltata dalla ricca cornice a nastro sulla quale sono iscritti i nomi dei componenti del Conseil d'Etat (sulla sinistra), Senat Conservateur (in alto), Generaux de Division (sulla destra) mentre in basso al centro la dedica ai posteri. Il fine riferimento allegorico attorno al quale è costruita la composizione dell'incisione, l'abile lavoro dell'incisiore e le dimensioni stesse della stampa lasciano supporre che l'opera fosse indirizzata ad un pubblico colto e di rango sociale elevato. Alcuni segni del tempo, rara. mm 595x810

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        Elemens de chimie expérimentale

      1812 - TI : XXIV, 538pp., 10planches "Paris, Magimel, 1812, in-8, TI : XXIV, 538pp, 10planches dépliantes. TII : XVI, 687pp, cartonnage rouge de l'époque, dos lisse avec pièce de titre, Première édition française, traduit de l'anglais sur la sixième édition parue en 1810. L'édition originale anglaise était parue en 1801 sous le titre An Epitome of Chemistry. Envoi autographe de M. Gaultier-Claubry (1792-1878), traducteur de l'ouvrage, chimiste et pharmacien. Professeur de toxicologie à l’École de pharmacie (Paris). William Henry (1774-1836) était un célèbre scientifique, physicien et chimiste britannique, qui énonça en 1803 la loi sur la dissolution des gaz dans les liquides, appelée Loi de Henry (À température constante et à saturation, la quantité de gaz dissous dans un liquide est proportionnelle à la pression partielle qu'exerce ce gaz sur le liquide.) "Les recherches chimiques les plus notables de W. Henry étaient sur les gaz d'hydrocarbures et sur la combustion de l'ammoniac avec l'oxygène. Dans la seconde, il détermine la composition du gaz ammoniaque en faisant exploser avec une petite quantité d'oxygène. Henry entra à l'Université d’Édimbourg en 1795. en 1798-1799, il avait donné ses premières démonstrations de cours, fermement ancrées dans les nouvelles doctrines et la nomenclature. Son manuel, Éléments de chimie expérimentale, était le texte de chimie le plus populaire et le plus réussi en anglais depuis plus de trente ans. ». (DSB VI, p284) «[.] On voit, par l’analyse que nous venons de donner de l’ouvrage de M. William Henry qu’il est parfaitement à la portée des étudiants ; qu’il joint à une grand simplicité l’avantage d’offrir un traité complet. M. Gaultier-Claubry a donc rendu service à la science, en consacrant ses travaux à la traduction d’un ouvrage aussi intéressant ; mais ce jeune chimiste n’a point seulement le mérite de traducteur ; il a enrichi l’ouvrage de notes curieuses, et placé à la fin, sous la liste d’additions, un aperçu des découvertes faites depuis l’époque de l’impression de l’ouvrage anglais : ainsi il parle de la picrotoxine, de la polychroïte, donne un extrait du travail de M. Proust, sur la poudre à canon, etc. [ ] Il ne nous reste qu’à donner de justes éloges à M. Gaultier-Claubry, sur la manière dont est écrite cette traduction. Le style en est clair, et nous sommes persuadés qu’après la lecture de l’ouvrage, tout le monde en portera un jugement favorable. » Journal de Médecine, Chirurgie, Pharmacie, etc, contenant les travaux de la société médicale d’émulation par MM. Corvisart, Leroux et Boyer (1812) Dix planches dépliantes à la fin du premier tome. coins abîmés, intérieur propre. Cachet IPC Paris annulé" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Termes De La Ley, Or Certain Difficult and Obscure Words and

      1812. First American Edition of Rastell's Termes de la Ley [Rastell, John (d.1536)]. Les Termes de la Ley, Or Certain Difficult and Obscure Words and Terms of the Common and Statute Laws of England, Now in Use, Expounded and Explained. Faithfully Translated From the Norman French, With Many Great and Useful Additions and Corrections Throughout the Whole Book, Never Printed in Any Other Impression. Portland: Printed by J. Johnson, 1812. iv, 391 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Moderate rubbing, a few light scuffs to boards, minor chipping to spine ends, front joint starting, corners bumped and somewhat worn, negligible worming to spine and front pastedown, moderate toning and occasional light foxing to text. Early owner inscription (of A.W. Hoyt of Deerfield, MA dated 1850) to front pastedown, interior otherwise clean. A nice copy. * First American edition, from the 1721 London edition. The title was also the second law dictionary printed in America. (A Philadelphia edition of Jacob's Law Dictionary was issued in 1811.) First published around 1523, Rastell's is the most important English law dictionary before Cowell's Interpreter (1607). Immediately successful, it went through at least twenty-nine editions, the last appearing in 1819. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 5450.

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        Ueber Teichfischerei.

      Leipzig Engelmann 1812 - (17 x 10,5 cm). XX, 168 S. Pappband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe dieses alle Bereiche der Teichwirtschaft umfassenden Kompendiums. - Der Verfasser beschreibt hier Lage, Beschaffenheit und Art der Teiche, das Anfüllen mit Wasser und das Ablassen, das Ausfischen, Sortieren, Abwiegen und Transportieren der Fische, das Auswintern der Fische sowie Aufsicht, Reparatur und Verbesserung der Teiche. - Stempel auf Titel. Einband leicht fleckig und bestoßen. Insgesamt nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar in guter Erhaltung. - Westwood/S. 206 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Evelina: or, A Young Lady's Entrance into the World

      William Fessenden, 1812. Leather Bound. Good. Brattleborough, VT: William Fessenden, 1812. Leather bound. Later printing. 316, 319 pp. Boards of both volumes well worn with scratching, scuffing, and bumping. The leather on the spines is cracked, obscuring the title label with loss at the head of volume two. The front board of volume one is nearly detached while the rear board of volume two has a three-inch separation at the top. Leaves toned with prior owner's name in pencil on the prelims and the title page of volume one. Burney was a pioneer in the novel of manners and is cited as an influence on Jane Austen; Evelina was her first novel, originally published in 1778. Scarce.

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        Aus meinem Leben. 3 Bde. Dichtung und Wahrheit.

      Vlg. Anton Strauß in Commission bey Geistinger, Wien 1812 - 3 Bde. Wien, Vlg. Anton Strauß in Commission bey Geistinger, 1812- 1815. 8°. VI, 292 S.; 367 S.; 344 S. Mit 3 Umrißradierungen v. Boehm und Grüner als Frontispiz. OHldr. d. Zt. mit rot. Rückenschild, goldgeprägt. Bd.2 mit Marginalien im hint. Vorsatz. Zeitgenössische Ausgabe! Sprache: DE Bd.2 mit Marginalien im hint. Vorsatz. OHldr. d. Zt. mit rot. Rückenschild, goldgeprägt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lecons Pour les Enfans de Trais a Huit Ans... Troisieme Partie

      Paris: P. Blanchard, 1812. Early edition, translated fromt he twelfth English edition.. 12mo. Original fragile printed and lightly marbled paper wrappers with printed oval-shaped insert with author, title, etc. 140pp. Frontispiece and four inserted plates, all hand-coloured. An amazing survival with most of the fragile spine present (1/2 inch) and all leaves still tightly stitched in the binding. The frontispiece has marginal markings. A superb juvenile production.

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        Spain & Portugal reduced from Jasper Nantiat's Map in Four Sheets.

      London: W. Faden, April 12, 1812 - Folding engraved map, coloured in outline, dissected into 20 panels and mounted on linen (opens 558 × 786 mm; folded 188 × 130 mm). In the original marbled card sleeve-case, paper label to the front panel. Sleeve somewhat rubbed at the extremities, but unrestored and sound, linen backing of the map thinning at the folds, but similarly sound, a very good example. First thus. The insufficiencies of the British Army's cartographic provision for the Peninsular War have been much discussed; "Except for a few broadsheet maps of Spain and Portugal, and William Faden's plans of the British possessions of Gibraltar and Minorca, the London map trade had paid little attention to the Iberian Peninsula before 1808 other than to include smallscale maps in general atlases of Europe or the world. The military mobilization motivated a surge of some twenty new maps, not least because Army and Naval officers had to acquire their own maps and charts from the commercial market. Most of these productions, however, were based on López's maps and thus repeated his errors. Not surprisingly, although the Army made some use of these works, they were strongly criticized; in General Thomas Graham's opinion 'Faden's maps are only fit for burning'" (Smith, "Peninsular War Cartography: A New Look at the Military Mapping of General Sir George Murray and the Quartermaster General's Department" in Imago Mundi, 65, 2, 2013, p.235). Judge Advocate General Larpent was similarly disappointed in their coverage; " I have my route We are to carry provisions for four days with us, then provide for three, and start to-morrow or next day then go on to Fuentes de Castelegos, Forgadilla, Calcade de Don Diego, Salamanca. Few of these places are in Faden's map" (The Private Journal I, p.21). An attractive map, the deficiencies of which are certainly of historical interest.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        MÜNCHEN. - Sendlinger Tor. "Sendlinger Thor zu München, erbaut um 1310". Seitenansicht von der Südseite aus mit der Brücke über den Stadtgraben, am Ufer Wäscherinnen.

      - Radierung von Dom. Quaglio, 1812, 23,5 x 33 cm. Trost R51; Maillinger I,1768; Slg. Proebst 658; Lentner 1178 und 1878: "Sehr seltene Folge dieser prächtigen Radierungen, die mit zu dem schönsten gehören, was es über Alt-München gibt". - Feiner Abzug mit Zellers Adresse.

      [Bookseller: Franziska Bierl Antiquariat]
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        Nouveau Duhamel ou traité des arbres et arbustes que l'on cultive en France, rédigé par G.-L.-A. Loiseleur Deslongchamps.avec des figures d'après les dessins de MM. P.-J. Redouté et P. Bessa. Tome cinquième. Band 5 (von 7).

      Paris, E. Michel und Arthus-Bertrand 1812. - Folio. 2 nn.Bll., 330, 4 S. Mit 83 gest. Farbtafeln mit Retusche sowie mit 2 Kupfertafeln mit Abb. von Gerätschaften. Roter Halblederbd. d.Z. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel, reicher Rückenvergoldung und goldgepr. Deckelfileten (leicht berieben, Ecken etwas bestossen). Sehr seltene zweite Ausgabe. Die erste Auflage erschien 1755, jedoch nicht mit diesen prachtvollen Farbstichen. - "Cette nouvelle édition porte le titre du Nouveau Duhamel, car sans le titre elle n'a rien de commun avec l'ouvrage origional de Duhamel" (Graesse). - Das komplette Werk besteht aus sieben Bänden und ist von 1800 bis 1819 erschienen. - Die prachtvollen Farbstichtafeln meist von Lemaire nach Redouté sowie von Forget, Decle, Tassaerte, Mlle. Dufour, Mlle. Duclos, Didier u.a. - Die erste Tafel etwas gebräunt, sonst durchgehend sauber und von sehr guter Erhaltung. - Nissen 549. Pritzel 2470. Dunthorne 243. Plesch 211. Brunet II, 145. Graesse II, 444. Ebert 6473. Lang fr

      [Bookseller: Buch + Kunst + hommagerie Sabine Koitka]
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        [Grapes] Royal Muscadine Grape

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 1812. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. 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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        A subaltern in America; comprising his narrative of the campaigns of the British army, at Baltimore, Washington, &c. &c. during the late war.

      First edition with this title: A first-person account of an English soldier's life and career in America during the War of 1812, originally published in 1821 under the subtitle of this American edition. The work has been widely attributed to Georg Robert Gleig, but Sabin quotes Babcock as saying, "a careful examination of the volume . . . makes it perfectly clear that Gleig could not have written it." => A pencilled annotation in one margin of this copy reads "The author is not aware that the people in the Southern States are not called Yankees"; one particularly anti-American remark later in the volume has been lined through in pencil.

      [Bookseller: PRB&M/SessaBks (Philadelphia Rare Books ]
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        Regulamento do commissariado de viveres, e transportes, para o exercito portuguez.

      Lisbon, Na Impressão Regia, 1812. - 2 works in 1 volume. 8°, contemporary mottled sheep (slight wear), smooth spine with gilt bands, crimson morocco lettering piece, gilt letter. Woodcut Portuguese royal arms on title page. Some headings toward end shaved or cropped. Some light browning. Overall in very good condition. Early signature ("Soure"?) on title page. (1 l.), 125 pp., (27 ll.), including 5 folding tables, plus 1 folding table paginated as p. 115. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of these regulations for how citizens are to provide food and transportation for the Portuguese and English armies. The 23 unnumbered leaves and 5 folding tables in the first work include the 24 @modelos called for in Innocêncio (who does not give the actual collation for that section). *** Innocêncio XVIII, 168: calling for 125 pp. and 24 @modelos. Ayres Magalhães de Sepúlveda, @Dicionário bibliográfico da Guerra Peninsular III, 151, without collation. Not in Biblioteca Pública de Braga, @Catálogo do Fundo Barca-Oliveira. @NUC: ICN, DLC-P4. Porbase locates two copies, both in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Copac. *** BOUND WITH: @Regulação do fornecimento dos transportes para serviço dos exercitos portuguez e inglez. (Lisbon:) Na Impressão Regia, 1812. (1 l.), 114 pp., (7 ll.), 1 folding table. Portuguese and English on facing pages. Woodcut Portuguese royal arms on title page. Some light browning. Three lines of old (contemporary?) ink manuscript additions on p. 109. A good to very good copy.The 7 unnumbered leaves following the text are examples of forms to be filled out by those commandeering transport, with one side in English, the other in Portuguese; these are the 7 @modelos called for by Innocêncio.@* Innocêncio XVIII, 167: calling for 114 pp., 7 @modelos. Ayres Magalhães de Sepúlveda, @Dicionário bibliográfico da Guerra Peninsular III, 150: calling for 114 pp., 7 @modelos. Not in Biblioteca Pública de Braga, @Catálogo do Fundo Barca-Oliveira. @NUC: ICN. OCLC: 22857318 (Newberry Library, University of New Mexico, Universidade de São Paulo). Not located in Porbase, which cites only a single copy of an 1841 work of 24 pp., with a similar title. Copac locates a single copy, in British Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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        Travels in The Island of Iceland during the Summer of the Year MDCCCX

      Edinburgh 1812 - 491 pages, plus 16 plates of which eight are colored and one other is folding, plus four folding tables, plus two maps of which one is large fold. Later, though probably 19th century binding, with leather over spine and marbled paper over boards (the later perhaps original?). Small leather spine label, perhaps from original binding, with "acKinzie [and] Iceland." Cover are rubbed and show general light wear. Moisture stain along outside edge of last 20 leaves. Four inch closed tear in folding map from bound edge into border but not affecting any other part of image. Scattered, mostly light, foxing, though a little heavier on title page. Volume remains tight and complete, and contents have been collated. Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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        A Grammar of the Malayan Language, with an Introduction and a Praxis. London, for the author by Cox and Baylis, 1812.

      1812 1812 - 4to. Pp. (iv), (50), (2), 226, (1). Somewhat later brown cloth, corners bumped, hinges cracking, top and bottom of spine chipped. William Marsden (1754-1836) British historian, linguist, numismatist and pioneer of the scientifical study of Indonesia. For 10 years he resided in Bencoolen (Bangkhulu) in Sumatra where he studied the language and people. Back in England he was encouraged by Sir Joseph Banks and others of the Royal Society to prepare his collected material for publication. His comprehensive work "History of Sumatra" appeared in 1783 and in 1812 he published this grammar and a dictionary, which form the basis of all subsequent Sumatran linguistics. Cordier BI 1405. Vater p. 244. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (ILAB)]
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