The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1812

        29me Bulletin de la Grande Armée. Molodetschno, le 3 Décembre 1812 ( Département de la Gironde. Extrait du Journal Officiel du 17 décembre 1812 )

      Chez Racle, 1812. 1 placard dans encadrement amateur sous verre, A Bordeaux, Chez Racle, Imprimeur de la Préfecture, 1812 Il s'agit du "mythique" 29me Bulletin, sous sa forme d'affiche murale dans son édition bordelaise. En faisant connaître l'immensité des pertes éprouvées par la Grande Armée dans le froid glacial des plaines de Russie, ce bulletin sema la stupéfaction dans tout l'Empire. Fidèle à sa réputation ("Menteur comme un Bulletin" !), il se termine sur la phrase fameuse : "La santé de Sa Majesté n'a jamais été meilleure". Bon état (cadre amateur frotté, brunissure angulaire). On citera le début de cette pièce extraordinaire : "Jusqu'au 6 novembre, le temps a été parfait, et le mouvement de l'armée s'est exécuté avec le plus grand succès. Le froid a commencé le 7 : dès ce moment, chaque nuit nous avons perdu plusieurs centaines de chevaux, qui mouraient au bivouac. Arrivés à Smolensk, nous avions déjà perdu bien des chevaux de cavalerie et d'artillerie. L'armée Russe de Volhynie était opposée à notre droite. Notre droite quitta la ligne d'opération de Minsk, et prit pour pivot de ses opérations la ligne de Varsovie. L'Empereur apprit à Smolensk, le 9, ce changement de ligne d'opérations, et présuma ce que feroit l'ennemi. Quelque dur qu'il lui parût de se mettre en mouvement dans une si cruelle saison, le nouvel état des choses le nécessitait. Il espérait arriver à Minsk, ou du moins sur la Beresina, avant l'ennemi . Il partit le 13 de Smolensk ; le 16, il coucha à Krasnoï. Le froid, qui avait commencé le 7, s'accrut subitement, et, du 14 au 15 et au 16, le thermomètre marqua 16 et 18 degrés au - dessous de glace. Les chemins furent couverts de verglas, les chevaux de cavalerie, d'artillerie, de train, périssaient toutes les nuits, non par centaines, mais par milliers, surtout les chevaux de France et d'Allemagne. Plus de 30 000 chevaux périrent en peu de jours ; notre cavalerie se trouva toute à pied ..." Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
 1.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        LA DIVINA COMMEDIA Tre volumi di DANTE ALIGHIERI

      Carlo Franzoni Brescia 1812. Anno di edizione:1812 - Sottotitolo:ILLUSTRATA DA FERDINANDO ARRIVABENE - Brescia per Carlo Franzoni MDCCCXII - Pagine:883 - Lingua:Italiano - Altezza cm:22 - Larghezza cm:13,5 - Tipo copertina:Brossura - Condizioni del prodotto:Buone - Segni particolari:RARO, Normale ingiallimento dovuto al tempo, Presenza di normali macchie di umidit? non importanti - Pos:ANT01 - Rara opera ottocentesca in tre volumi - Volume primo pagine 299 + volume secondo  pagine 325 + volume terzo pagine 259. Buono stato di conservazione generale, pagine fresche e fruscianti.

      [Bookseller: Libreria 3 Vintage]
 2.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        A Dissertation on the Pernicious Effects of Gaming; A Dissertation on Duelling; A Dissertation on Suicide

      Printed by J. Archdeacon Printer to the University, Cambridge 1812 - Three volumes bound in one Octavo. full smooth calf ruled in gilt, rebacked (some time ago) in poorer quality leather to match, gilt lettered spine label, marbled endpapers. Richard Hey (1745 - 1835) was born in Leeds and educated at Cambridge. In 1771 he was called to the bar at the Middle Temple and took the degree of LL. D. in 1778. He did not succeed as a barrister, however, so he retired from the bar. He was a Fellow and tutor of Sidney Sussex College until 1778 and then of Magdalene College from 1782 to 1796. In 1782 some gentleman offered anonymously, through the University of Cambridge, to give a prize of fifty guineas for the best "Dissertation on the Pernicious Effects of Gaming". Richard Hey obtained the prize and the work was published in 1783, with a second and a third edition. The same gentleman offered a similar sum of fifty guineas, in the year following for the best "Dissertation on Duelling", and a third time for the best"Dissertation on Suicide". Richard Hey won both of those prizes and both dissertations were published, the one in 1784 and the other in 1785, with a second edition in 1812 when the three dissertations were published in one volume.In 1792 he wrote an article "Answer to Paine's Rights of Man" in which Ôhe demonstrates the system of that arch-theorist to be a system of despotism and tyranny. He entitled this useful publication "Happiness and Rights".'. [Taylor, The biographia Leodiensis; or, Biographical sketches of the worthies of Leeds . pp. 363-365]. Spine a bit worn, corners a bit rubbed, else fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books (ABAA)]
 3.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Der Kleine Catechismus fur die Gemeine PFARRHERREN und Prediger D Martin Luthers

      Danzig: Daniel Ludwig Wedel 1812 - Small book with leather spine and paper (marbled) boards. Cannot find another on the internet - scarce? Condition Report in good condition all spine joints are good leather is worn and small parts are missing to tthe top and base of the spine boards are very good but worn and some of the paper is missing through wear internally clean 144 pages - collated and complete binding is strong a pleasing book in good condition Externally: good Internally: good [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Louis88Books]
 4.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The family Herbal, or an account of all those English plants, which are remarkable for their virtues and of the drugs which are produced by vegetables of others Countries with their descriptions and their uses...

      C. Brightly 1812 8vo (cm. 21,5), VIII - XL - 376 pp. con 54 tavv. f.t. in bella coloritura coeva all’acquarello. Legatura ‘900 in mz. pelle con nervi, fregi a secco e titolo in oro su tassello al ds. Ottimo esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
 5.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Introducing electricity through experiments].

      Constantinople, 1227 AH (= 1812 AD). - 8vo (222 x 150 mm). 16 ff., mostly with 24 text lines to each page (text area 155 x 70 mm). Written in excellent Naskh script with black ink on waxed paper. Headings and highlighted words in red. Two (folded) plates on velin paper (watermark: A. Stace 1802). With carefully executed pen-and-ink drawings with notes in red (167 x 194 mm each). Contemp. red half leather. Covered with Ebru paper, with leather edges and marbled endpapers. The original Ottoman Turkish manuscript of one of the most important texts in the history of electrical engineering and science: the complete treatise on electrical fluid, as drafted by the Turkish engineer Yahya Naci the same year. "In the early 19th century, the teaching of science at the Imperial Engineering School in Istanbul was mostly based on the material translated from textbooks compiled for the French 'grandes écoles'. Translations and compilations were generally made by the professors of the school. Yahya Naci Efendi (d. 1824), a lecturer in French language and sciences, compiled in 1812 a treatise introducing the properties of electricity through experiments. His aim was also to show that the lightning flash and the thunderbolt were electrical phenomenons. Yahya Naci's main source was the chapter on electricity of Mathurin-Jacques Brisson's (d. 1795) 'Traité Elémentaire de Physique', a popular book of physics in French colleges. This translation is important because Yahya Naci endeavoured to create Ottoman terms from Arabic regarding electricity and because it points to the initiatives in introducing experimentation in the teaching in the Imperial Engineering School" (Günergün). The colophon states the name of the scribe as "Yahya Naqi" and the date "Zilqa'da 1227 H.", proving that the present volume constitutes the author's long-lost original manuscript. - In very fine condition; only a few insignificant spots. Feza Günergün, Deneylerle elektrigi tanitan bir Türkçe eser: Yahya Naci Efendi'nin Risale-i Seyyale-i Berkiyye'si. In: Osmanli Bilimi Arastirmalari IX/1-2 (2007-2008), pp. 19-50. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Censor Extraordinario. Contestación de don José Miguel Guridi Alcocer lo que contra él y los Derechos de las Cortes se ha vertido en los números 13 y 14 del Telégrafo americano....

      [colophon: Cadiz: En la impr. de Don Agapito Fernandez Figueroa 4to (20 cm; 7.5"). 47, [1 (blank)] pp.. 1812] Guridi y Alcocer was a Mexican representative to the Spanish Cortes. Juan López de Cancelada was a member of the Consulado de Mexico. This put the two men immediately at odds, for each group loathed the other. López de Cancelada had something of an upper hand when seeking to smear Guridi y Alcocer and the other Mexican deputies to the Cortes for he owned and was publisher of a newspaper, El Telégrafo Americano, at Cadiz. Guridi y Alcocer here defends himself and various of his statements in the Cortes from Cancelada's attacks in that newspaper, both personal and political. Guridi sought to open the New World to free trade, arguing for free access to European seeds, plant stocks, and exports generally. He also sought administrative reform, reduction in regulations, and the ending of colonial status. WorldCat locates only two copies Worldwide. Removed from a nonce volume. One small tear in a margin, repaired. Clean and nice.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
 7.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Principj di giurisprudenza criminale schiariti con note. Parte prima

      Stamperia Reale 1812 8vo (cm. 20,5), X pp., 1 c.nn., 223(1) pp., 2 cc.nn. Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con grande fregio, fili e titolo oro al ds. Carte di guardia marmorizzate. Tagli colorati a spruzzo. Interni freschi, salvo lievi fioriture marginali su alcune parti del volume. Tommaso Nani, nativo di Morbegno in Valtellina, resse per un lungo periodo la cattedra di diritto penale all’Università di Pavia, fu membro del Consiglio della Repubblica Cisalpina ed autore di numerosi scritti di diritto penale. Questo suo lavoro, nonostante la grande importanza attribuitagli dall’Autore medesimo che l’aveva concepito come la parte introduttiva di un completo trattato di diritto penale, non ebbe tuttavia seguito per la scomparsa del Nani nell’agosto del 1813 (cfr. Dezza, ad vocem, Diz. biografico degli italiani). Edizione originale, molto rara, non censita in ICCU.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
 8.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Diplomatische Correspondenzen aus der Revolutionszeit 1791-1797.

      Herrmann, Dr. Ernst, 1812-84 - Diplomatische Correspondenzen aus der Revolutionszeit 1791-1797. - Gotha, Perthes 1867 Perthes, 1867 - 671 Seiten Herausgeber Ernst Herrmann Verlag Perthes, 1867 Länge 671 Seiten 8°, gering stockfleckig. HIER MIT PROMINENTER PROVENIENZ: HOFBIBLIOTHEK WITTELSBACH [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat]
 9.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        1- ROUSSEAU (Jean-Jacques)]. A Mr. D'Alembert (.) sur son Article Genève dans le VIIme volume de l'Encyclopédie, et particulièrement sur le projet d'établir un théâtre de comédie en cette ville. Amsterdam, Marc-Michel Rey, 1758. xviii, 264 p., (8) p. d’avis de l'imprimeur, errata, avis pour le relieur, catalogue, titre noir et rouge. 2- [NOLIVOS DE SAINT-CYR (Paul-Antoine-Nicolas)]. P.-A. Laval, comédien, à M. J.-J. Rousseau, citoyen de Genève. Sur les raisons qu'il expose pour réfuter M. d'Alembert, qui dans le VIIe volume de l'Encyclopédie, Article Genève, prouve que l'établissement d'une Comédie dans cette Ville y ferait réunir la sagesse de Lacédémone à la politesse d'Athènes. La. Haye, 1758. (1) f., viii, 189, (1) p. d'errata.

      - 2 ouvrages reliés en un volume in-8, plein veau de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs fleuronné et cloisonné, tranches rouges. 1- Edition originale. (Gagnebin, V, 1812. Tchemerzine-Scheler, V, 535). 2- Edition originale et unique de cet ouvrage composé par Paul-Antoine Nolivos de Saint-Cyr, qui rencontra Rousseau à Venise. Membre de la "coterie holbachique", l'auteur était un proche de madame d'Holbach. Devenu "Laval", comédien aux portes de Genève, il mène ici une polémique ardente pour "venger" d'Alembert et Voltaire de la 'Lettre sur les spectacles’ de Rousseau. "Apologie de la comédie et des comédiens en réponse à Rousseau. C'est sans contredit le meilleur de tous les ouvrages qui parurent en réplique à cette lettre" (Quérard, ‘Supercheries littéraires’, 1847, II, n°3889). (Conlon, 'Ouvrages relatifs à J.-J. Rousseau', n°87. Soleinne, 'Bibliothèque dramatique', V, I, n°674). Quelques épidermures. Coiffes restaurées. Mors frottés et fendillés. Intérieur frais. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie HATCHUEL]
 10.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Map of the State of New York by Simeon De Witt Surveyor General Contracted from his large Map of the State

      New York 1812 - Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline, sectioned and linen-backed at a contemporary date. Housed in a black morocco backed box. Unique copy of De Witt's important 1804 map of New York, with county divisions updated to 1812. In 1778, George Washington appointed Simeon De Witt as the assistant to Robert Erskine, the first Geographer and Surveyor General of the United States, a position De Witt attained several years later. Following the war, De Witt became the first Surveyor General of New York, a position he held for an unprecedented fifty years. Among his first acts was to create the definitive first map of the state based on actual surveys. Following the settlement of the state's boundaries and accurate surveys which he directed, De Witt published a large wall map in 1802 - the first map of the state and the progenitor of similar mappings in other states. Two years later, De Witt issued this "contracted" version of his wall map, intending its circulation to meet a wider audience. According to Allen, however, the map, which was sold by subscription, "does not seem to have been as widely distributed as its predecessor, although it appears to have been designed to reach a wider audience. It may be that De Witt's 1804 map was unable to find a niche in competition with other small-scale maps of the state, such as those of Samuel Lewis" (Allen). Nevertheless, as Streeter commented, De Witt's 1804 map is "one of the earliest separate folding maps of New York after it became a state." Interestingly, the present copy suggests that De Witt, or an enterprising mapseller, made an additional attempt to market this map. This copy of the 1804 map is updated to 1812; that is, the map is as printed in 1804 but the county boundaries shown via period hand colouring depicts the state in 1812: the far western counties established in 1808 are clearly delineated (e.g. Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Niagara counties) but Erie County created in 1821 is not shown; Putnam county is shown separate from Dutchess County as per its establishment in 1812; Oneida County is shown with its western boundary on Lake Ontario, i.e. before the 1816 establishment of Oswego County; among other additions. In all the state is divided into 47 counties. We find no other example of De Witt's 1804 map altered in this fashion. The exactness and appearance of the colouring, however, suggests it to be a distinct issue of the map, or done for some official purpose, as opposed to an early owner's mere manuscript addition. Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers , pp. 73-83; Rumsey 2489; Streeter Sale 893; David Y. Allen, How Simeon De Witt Mapped New York State.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
 11.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        [Peach] Early Newington Peach; Buckinghamshire Mignonne; Mignonne Barrington Peach

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 1812. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition with the exception of a tiny infill along bottom left corner of sheet outside of platemark. Image size: 16 x 12 1/16 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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 12.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Werke.

      Leipzig, Fleischer 1812 - 1825.. 6 in 7 Bänden. Pappbde. d. Zt. mit je Rückenschildern. Goed. IV/1, 694, 32; Schulte-Strathaus 164, 16. - Erste Gesamtausgabe. Die Bände I-III wurden noch von Jacobi selbst, die Bände IV-VI F. Köppen und F. Roth herausgegeben. Der Band IV erschien in drei Abteilungen (hier in 2 Bänden). Jacobi wurde der führende Vertreter der irrationalistischen Strömungen seit dem Sturm und Drang. Er polemisierte gegen Kant und bezichtigte Fichte und Schelling des Atheismus. - Ausgabe auf Schreibpapier. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen, Rücken gedunkelt. Titel mit 2-3 alten Sammlerstempeln, darunter der Pädagoge, Historiker und Archivar Otto Tschirch (1858-1941).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
 13.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Elements of Chemical Philosophy, Part I. Vol. I (all published).

      J. Johnson, London 1812 - xiv, [2], 505 [3], [506]-507, [508]-509, [510]-511, [2] pp. including errata leaf, leaf at end with notice of other works by Davy, and 12 engraved plates. 20th century cloth, spine with gilt lettering pieces. Internally only little age-toned, light foxing to plates. Provenance: The library of Hugh Selbourne; Birmingham University Library (shelf-mark label to front pastedown and stamp to p.51 and title verso). ---- Norman 609; Duveen, p.160-61; Wellcome II, p.436. - FIRST EDITION. "One of the earliest connected treatises on physical chemistry, as known at the date of publication and incorporating the results of important discoveries made by the author. These include a description of fluor spar, the origin of fluoric compounds, the naming of hydrofluoric acid, and a modification of Lavoisier's classification of the elements." (Duveen). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        [Color Plate] The History of the Abbey Church of St. Peter's Westminster, Its Antiquities and Monuments in Two Volumes [First Issue]

      London Printed for R. Ackermann, 101, Strand, by L. Harrison and J. C. Leigh, 373, Strand M.DCCC.XII. [1812] Large 4to's: xviii,330,[6]; [2],275,[5]pp, with 80 hand-colored aquatint plates of stained glass, mosaics, tombs, monuments and architectural details; one hand-colored line engraving; a plan of the church, and an uncolored engraved portrait of William Vincent. Complete with both half titles and list of subscribers, with text by William Combe and plates after F. Mackenzie, A. Pugin, and others. Bound in dark green half-morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spine in five compartments (two framed and decorated in gilt, three lettered direct in gilt) between raised bands paneled in gilt, matching marbled end papers, all edges gilt. An excellent, square set, beautifully bound, boards lightly rubbed, several quires foxed or toned, virtually all plates offset onto opposing pages (a few heavily so), else a bright, wide-margined example. Martin Hardie, p. 103-04. Abbey, Scenery, 213 and 214. Tooley 2. Adams 108. Prideaux, p. 331. Near Fine

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd.]
 15.   Check availability:     Direct From Bookseller     Link/Print  


        The First Tour of Doctor Syntax, in search of the picturesque; [with] The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax, in search of consolation; [and] The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax, in search of a wife

      London Nattali and Bond, Bedford Street, Covent Garden [through 1855] 1812 Ninth Edition, complete in three volumes with 80 hand-colored aquatints by Thomas Rowlandson. (Eighty-one plates are called for on the title pages, but the plate lists contain a total of only 79, with the illustrated title page in Vol. 3 unlisted. Presumably, there was an illustrated title page planned for the Second Tour but never included.) Tall 8vo's: [6],272,[6, catalog of books published by Nattali and Bond]; [4],277,[1]; [6],279,[1]pp. Hand-marbled paper-covered boards, finely woven green cloth spines, matching morocco lettering pieces gilt, recently bound by Fitterer, a truly splendid production. Fine bindings; clean, wide-margined pages with only occasional offsetting; vibrant, deep, rich, fresh coloring. Abbey, Life, 265-67. Tooley 427-29. Fine

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd.]
 16.   Check availability:     Direct From Bookseller     Link/Print  


        HISTORY OF ENGLAND, From the Earliest Times to the Death of George the Second. With a Continuation to the Treaty of Amiens by Charles Coote

      London For F. C. and J. Rivington; et al 1812 - 4 volumes. A very early edition of Goldsmith's history, corrected, and only the second edition to include Coote's continuation up to 1802. Tall 8vos, in handsome contemporary mottled calf, the boards with gilt chain framework, the spines with elegant central gilt devices in compartments between extensively decorated flat bands, two compartments with contrasting red and black morocco labels gilt lettered and tooled, board edges hatched in blind, page edges speckled. viii, 422; 447; 431; 567 pp. A beautiful, gentlemanly and pristine set, the text appearing essentially as mint, very fresh and crisp, the bindings strong and sturdy and handsome. A VERY HANDSOME SET IN FULL CONTEMPORARY STATE OF GOLDSMITH'S IMPORTANT POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND. Though best remembered now for his novels, Goldsmith's "History" was a staple of 19th century upper education, thus is rarely found in such fine condition. It is recognized for its balanced and unbiased delivery, its largest criticisms were for being too concise. Goldsmith's own work begins with the pre-Roman Britons and ends with George II. Coote's very excellent continuation provides us with an entire volume on the age of George III, whose Reign was longer than any other British monarch before him. Events in this extraordinary period of time included the Seven Years War, the American Revolution, the French Revolution and the early Napoleonic years. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Works of Peter Pindar, Esq. (5 Volumes)

      Printed for J. Walker; J. Robinson; et al., London 1812 - 5 volumes. 8vo. Finely bound in full straight-grain morocco, eloborately decorated in blind and gilt. All edges gilt. Mild wear to extremities. Beautiful set. VG. THE SET: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Strand Book Store, ABAA]
 18.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        La Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri illustrata da Ferdinando Arrivabene. Volume 1 [2,3,4]

      Carlo Franzoni, Brescia - 1812-1818. 4 volumi in-8, pp. 299, (5); pp. (8), 325, (3); pp. 259, (1); pp. (2), XI, (1), 346. Brossura d'editore con piatti incornicati da greca, titoli a stampa ai dorsi (variamente sbiaditi). Saltuarie fioriture. Prima rara edizione completa del commento dantesco di Ferdinando Arrivabene (1770 - 1834), letterato e patriota mantovano. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: AU SOLEIL D'OR Studio Bibliografico]
 19.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        [Pears] Bergamot de Chantilly; Bonchee (Bon Chretien); White Sweet Sugar Pear; Bishop Thumb

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 1812. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition. Image size: 16 1/4 x 12 1/8 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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 20.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Medical Inquiries and Observations, upon the Diseases of the Mind.

      Philadelphia: Kimber & Richardson 1812 - First edition, second issue. Recently rebound, cloth over marbled boards, new endpapers & flyleaves. Library blind stamp on title page, no other library marks. Three light spots on title page, pages a bit toned. viii, 367, [4] pp. 8vo. An important work by the father of American psychiatry, who was also instrumental in the founding of the United States. Garrison-Morton 4924: 'The first American textbook on psychiatry, and, considering the state of that science in Rush's time, one of the most noteworthy.'Keywords: MEDICAL MEDICINE MENTAL HEALTH ILLNESS MIND DISEASES INSANITY PSYCHOLOGY PSYCHOLOGICAL AILMENTS ABNORMAL PSYCH [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Works.]

      John Murray, London. 1812-1821 - Various editions. Octavo. Five volumes, comprising:I. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, A Romaunt: and Other Poems, 1812, pp xvi, 300.II. The Giaour, a Fragment of a Turkish Tale, 1814, ninth edition, pp [vi], 75; The Bride of Abydos, a Turkish Tale, 1813, fifth edition, pp [iv], 72; The Corsair, a Tale, 1814, second edition, pp xii, 100; Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, 1814, third edition, pp 15.III. Lara, a Tale, 1814, 4th edition, pp 70; Fare Thee Well, a Sketch from Private Life, with other poems, 1816, first edition, pp 30; Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto the Third, 1816, first edition, second issue, pp [iv], 79, [1] adverts; The Prisoner of Chillon, and other poems, 1816, first edition, later issue, pp [iv], 60; Manfred, a Dramatic Poem, 1817, first edition, later issue, pp 80.IV. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto the Fourth, 1818, first edition, later issue, pp xvi, 257, Mazeppa, a Poem, 1819, first edition, second issue, pp 71.V. Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice, an Historical Tragedy, in five acts [and] The Prophecy of Dante, a Poem, 1821, first edition, later issue, pp xxii, 261.Period uniform bindings of full diced calf with raised bands, gilt decoration to spines and edges and covers, morocco title labels on spines. On each of the first four volumes is the bookplate of parliamentarian George Gunning of Horton (1763-1823).A bit of foxing to prelims of a couple of the volumes. Covers rubbed in places and one or two joints starting to split. A bit of insect damage to last few leaves of final volume. Very good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
 22.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Wealth of Nations

      London: Cadell and Davies, 1812. Full leather. Three volumes. Octavo. Adam Smith Wealth of Nations. Bound in full tan calf, single ruled-line to covers,all edges gilt, raised bands, green title labels, gilt floral motif to spine, marbled endpaper. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
 23.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
 24.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        [Peach] Marlborough Peach; Rombullion Peach; Double Mountain 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 left corner of sheet. Image size: 16 1/8 x 12 3/16 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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 25.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Friedrich von Schillers sämmtliche Werke. (12 Bände in 14 Abteilungen, in 10 gebunden). Vollständige Erstausgabe.

      Stuttgart und Tübingen: J. G. Cotta`sche Buchhandlung, 1812-1815. - Format: 10,4 x 18,3 cm, erste rechtmäßige kgl. privilegierte Gesamtausgabe. LXIV, 267 + 408 + 528 + 548 + 602 + 654 + 574 + 406 / 348 (= 8. Band in 2 Abteilungen) + VI, 300 / 463 (= 9. Bd. in 2 Abtlg.) + 588 + 504 + 448 Seiten in klarem, recht breitrandigem Frakturdruck. Fest gebunden in Halbleder der Zeit mit braunen Lederrücken und -ecken; Rücken mit je zwei Lederschildchen (gelb und grün mit goldgepr. Titel und Bandnummer) , in den Kapitalbereichen hübsche goldgepr. Zierleisten. Braun marmorierte Deckelbezüge (Wurzelmarmor) . Dreiseitiger leicht gelackter Rotschnitt. Sämtliche Bände sind an den Vorsätzen und öfters auch den ersten Seiten leimschattig; hier auch ein paar Stockflecken. An den festen Vorsätzen Besitzernamen von 1919 (nur kurzer Familienname), insgesamt sehr schöne, dekorative, saubere und feste Ausgabe. Selten, vor allem im vorl. Zustand. * In Bd. 1 mit den"Königl. Sächsischen und Westphälischen allergnädigsten Privilegien gegen den Nachdruck etc." , dem 26seitigen > Verzeichniß der Subscribenten (dazu kommen in späteren Bänden drei Nachträge) , > LVIII (58) Seiten 'Nachrichten von Schillers Leben' sowie > 'Plan dieser Ausgabe der Schillerschen Werke' : Wie hierin angekündigt, endet der letzte Band der vorl. Ausgabe mit Schillers Nachlaß und Fragmenten, was die Vollständigkeit unserer hier angebotenen Ausgabe bestätigt. ** Die Bände enthalten Schillers Werk nach den vier "Hauptperioden" seines Lebens chronologisch geordnet. Bei Interesse mailen wir gerne eine Gesamt-Inhaltsangabe. LITERATUR & BELLETRISTIK Schiller-Erstausgaben, Weimarer Klassik [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oldrich Hrdina PHV Verlag & Antiquariat]
 26.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Questions de Littérature Légale. Du Plagiat. De La Supposition D'Auteurs, Des Supercheries qui ont Rapport aux Livres

      Paris: Barba, Libraire, 1812, 1812. First edition. Freeman, Bibliotheca Fictivia, 1639. Boards darkened; some light foxing; very good copy.. 8vo, later tan boards, red leather label, gilt rules and lettering. Half-title present. A scarce study of literary forgery by French author, antiquary and bibliophile Charles Nodier (1780-1844), who was also apparently well versed in the subject: "The French C19 saw Charles Nodier, whose Questions de Littérature Légale . . . is a minor classic of forgery criticism, repeatedly poise on the borderlines of fiction and fraud - another gamekeeper turned poacher." - Freeman, page 62. Contemporary signature on the title-page of Greek scholar and publisher Jean-François Boissonade (1774-1857).

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Voyage à Genève et dans la vallée de Chamouni en Savoie. Ayant pour objet les sciences, les arts, l'histoire, le commerce, l'industrie, les moeurs des habitans, etc. etc.

      Paris A. A. Renouard Genève Guers 1812 - In-8, Portrait en frontispice, 2 ff., 385 pp. Reliure plein veau marbré époque, dos lisse orné de filets et fleurons, pièce de titre rouge, dentelle dorée en encadrement sur les plats, filet sur les coupes, tranches marbrées(cachet sur le faux-titre). Bel exemplaire. Édition originale et unique, très recherchée. Portrait en frontispice de De Saussure d'après St Ours gravé par Fontanals. Philippe-Xavier Leschevin (771-1814), minéralogiste, archéologue et historien, effectua son voyage accompagné de M.-Th. Bourrit, lui-même auteur d'ouvrages sur les Alpes. Descriptions de paysages et des populations de la Savoie, de Chamonix et du Mont Blanc, histoire des tentatives et des ascensions de Paccard et de Saussure, géologie, histoire naturelle. On y trouve également le relevé des commentaires de voyageurs dans les registres des auberges. On y trouve les conseils aux excursionnistes sur les glaciers ainsi qu'une précieuse bibliographie sur les livres concernant la Savoie. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE GIARD]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        LE MAÏS ou blé de Turquie, apprécié sous tous ses rapports, mémoire couronné le 25 août 1784 par l'Académie royale des Sciences, Belles Lettres & Arts de Bordeaux. Nouvelle édition revue & corrigée, imprimée par ordre du Gouvernement.

      Imprimerie Impériale, Paris 1812 - Paris, impr. Impériale, 1812, in 8°, de VIII-303pp pleine basane , dos lisse orné.Petits manques à la coiffe supérieure ainsi que sur le haut du plat. Quelques annotations marginales (assez peu ) Seconde édition augmentée, mais en fait première destinée à la vente. Comme Parmentier le dit lui-même dans son avertissement, il avait fait édité ce texte une première fois en 1785 mais à si petit nombre que personne n'a pu le lire.( Oberlé 816 ). Outre la description de la plante , de sa culture , de sa conservation , on trouve de très nombreuses recettes de boissons ou de cuisine. L ' Europe doit beaucoup à Parmentier .Il a passé sa vie à mettre en valeur des produits ignorés ou méprisés.Il est à l' origine de notre alimentation ( pomme de terre , maîs, sucre de betterave , lait, vinaigre, conserves.)Il est aussi à l' origine de la création de l' Ecole de boulangerie et a participé à la création de la 1ère raffinerie de sucre de betterave .

      [Bookseller: Librairie Nord Sud]
 29.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Kii no kuni meisho zue. (Berühmte Orte in der Provinz Kii).

      Kawachiya Tasuke Obiya Ihê, Naniwa (Ôsaka) Wakayama 1812 - 6 Kapitel in 10 Heften. Naniwa (Ôsaka), Wakayama , Kawachiya Tasuke, Obiya Ihê, 1812. 4°. 3 Doppelbl. Vorwort, 68 Doppelbl. Text und viele Illustr.; 53 Doppelbl.; 63 Doppelbl.; 35 Doppelbl.; 48 Dopelbl., 2 Doppelbl. Verlagsanzeigen; 26 Doppelbl.; 51 Doppelbl.; 65 Doppelbl.; 47 Doppelbl.; 40 Doppelbl. Japanische Blockbuchbindung. Insgesamt erschienen 23 Kapitel. Es beschreibt berühmte Orte, Tempel, Schreine, Landschaften, aber auch Feste und Szenen aus dem Volksleben in der alten Provinz Kii (heutige Präfektur Wakayama). Neben lexikonartigen Einträgen mit den Orten und Anlässen verbundenen Gedichte angeführt und historische Quellen zitiert. Die zahlreichen Illusrationen zeigen die Orte aus Vogelperspektive, die Genreszenen auch in Nahsicht. - Auf der hinteren Umschlaginnenseite sind zusätzlich zu den genannten Verlegern 10 weitere aus Naniwa (Ôsaka), Kyôto, Nagoya und Tôto (Edo) aufgeführt. - (Einbände teils berieben. Fadenheftung teils gelöst. Titelschilder von Heft 1-5 mit kl. Schadspuren. Heft 5 und 10 mit rotem Besitzerstempel auf der letzten Seite. Die s/w. Illustrationen in Heft 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 in Rot nachkoloriert). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
 30.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Secretarial letter with autograph signature ("Cav[ali]er Paisiello") to the Minister of the Interior regarding the painter Mattioli

      - 1 page of a bifolium (ca. 332 x 222 mm.). Dated Naples, March 7, 1812. Written and signed in black ink on paper with partial date ("Napoli 18") and "Società Reale di Napoli. Il Presidente della Reale Accademia di Belle Arti" printed at head. In Italian.Paisiello requests that the painter [?]Raffaele Mattioli receive a payment of 30 ducats for his continued work on a commissioned painting.Very minor staining; creased at folds with very small perforation to central portion of first leaf, slightly affecting "d" of "disporre." Paisiello was "one of the most successful and influential opera composers of the late 18th century. [his] popularity was at its height in the last two decades of the 18th century. During that period his dramatic works were as much in demand outside Italy as within it. In Vienna, for example, the Italian opera company installed by Joseph II performed during the 1780s more works by Paisiello than by any other single composer. Londoners too were particularly partial to his operas. The decline in the demand for his music, which became noticeable everywhere after about 1800, was a sign that taste had changed. The works that retained their popularity longest were his best comic operas, including Il barbiere di Siviglia, L';amor contrastato and Nina. Promoters have revived a few of his operas in the late 20th century, kindling a renewed flicker of public interest." Michael F. Robinson in Grove Music Online.Raffaeli Mattioli (1775-after 1831) was a Neapolitan painter. His works include the Oath of the Romans before the Law and the Death of Hector. He also painted figures for productions at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
 31.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Reise durch Skandinavien in den Jahren 1806 und 1807. Zweiter, Dritter, Vierter Theil. [ 3 Bände von 5]

      Göttingen, Joh. Fridr. Röwer, 1812. 2. Teil: XIV, 380 S.Titelvignette: Houg-Vossen und 3 ausklappbare Tafeln; 3. Teil: IV, 468 S.Titelvignette: Stockholm und 3 ausklappbare Tafeln mit einem Stadtplan von Stockholm; 4. Teil: IV, 364 S.Titelvignette: Die grosse Pinge bei Falun und 5 ausklappbare Tafeln; Halbledereinbände der Zeit mit Rückenbeschriftung. 1812, 1814, 1816, Der zweite Teil beschreibt Südnorwegen und Schweden, der dritte und vierte Teil Schweden. Der Autor untersuchte insbesondere das Bergbauwesen Norwegen und Schwedens. (guter Zustand, Einbände leicht berieben, Stempel auf den Titelblättern) -Fis1- Versand D: 5,00 EUR Bergbau, Montan-industrie, Schweden, Norwegen

      [Bookseller: St. Jürgen Antiquariat]
 32.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        Landschaft mit der Ruine einer gotischen Kirche, davor Hirte mit Vieh.

      - Feder in Schwarz und Grau, braun laviert, über Bleistift, mit grauer Feder umrandet, auf Bütten, unten signiert und datiert „Joh: Jacob Hoch f. 1812.". 15,4:19,4 cm. - Verso an den Rändern alte Leimspuren. Johann Jakob Hoch wurde wie sein Bruder Georg Friedrich (1751-1812) von dem Mainzer Kurfürsten Friedrich Karl von Erthal zu seiner Ausbildung ins Ausland geschickt und sie reisten gemeinsam 1778 nach Wien. 1783 ging er von Wien nach Paris, 1788 kehrte er nach Mainz zurück. Er schuf peinlich genau ausgeführte Kabinettstücke in Öl und Gouache, Zeichnungen und Miniaturen folgender Themen: Porträts, Blumenstilleben, Historien- und Genreszenen, Ansichten von Mainz und Umgebung.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
 33.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Leben des C. Julius Cäsar. 4 Bände. Mit 4 Titelkupfern.

      Berlin: Heinrich Frölich 1799-1801 / Duncker und Humblot 1812 - Erste Ausgabe. Vgl. Goed.IV/1, 600 und VI, 733. Umfangreiches biographisch-historisches Werk Meissners ( 1753-1807). Band 3 wurde von J. Haken bearbeitet und vollendet, Band 4 komplett von Haken verfasst , nachdem Meissner verstorben war . Der Tod Frölichs machte zudem einen Verlagswechsel nötig, weshalb komplette Exemplare selten sind. Bei Band 3 ist das obere Kapital etwas beschädigt, die 10-seitige Vorrede Hakens ist verbunden und findet sich am Schluß des Bandes , ansonsten gutes, dekoratives Exemplar. Die bei Frölich erschienenen Bände haben neben den Titelkupfern noch je eine hübsche Titelvignette, das Titelkupfer von Band 1 schuf Daniel Chodowiecki ( nicht bei Engelmann). Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1500 8°. VI, 410, XX, 706, 488, XXXV, 551 S., 1 Erratablatt. Marmorierte Halblederbände d.Z. mit je 2 Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Kunsthandlung Primavera Birgit Stamm]
 34.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Collin's Peerage of England; Genealogical, Biographical and Historical. Greatly Augmented and Continued To The Present Time by Sir Egerton Brydges. K.J.

      London; Printed for F and C Rivington et al. 1812 - Complete set of 9 volumes, original grey boards, well restored, rebacked using original backstrips with paper labels, completely uncut. A Fine Set of the Sixth Edition "of the highest reputation" (Lowndes.) First published in 1709. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas Goodyer ABA ILAB]
 35.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Mémoires ou Essais sur la musique.

      Verdière, Imprimerie de la République,, Paris, 1812 - 3 volumes in-8°, VIII-441 pp. ; XXII-419 pp. ; IV-516 pp. Nouvelle édition, augmentée. Avec de nombreuses notations musicales. On trouve en fin du dernier volume, le tableau des 50 oeuvres mises en musique par l'auteur. André Grétry (1741-1813), compositeur d'opéras-comiques, protégé de Napoléon, avait été nommé inspecteur de l'enseignement du Conservatoire de musique.Exemplaire d'Auguste Fontaine, l'un des plus grands libraires de la deuxième moitié du XIXe siècle, avec son ex-libris frappé à l'or sur le côté du premier contreplat du tome I.Reliure bien établie, intérieur frais.

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE BLOMET]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        [Apricot] Black Apricot; Breda Apricot; Brussels Moor Park 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 1/8 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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 37.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        The Bear the Bull Dog and the Monkey

      1812. The Bear, The Bull Dog and The MonkeyHEATH, William, (after). The Bear the Bull Dog and the Monkey. Pen and ink with watercolor on wove paper, (16 3/8 x 11 1/2 inches; 415 x 291 mm.). Original artwork after the published etching from August of 1812. The first image of the Russian campaign which commenced in late June, Napoleon as half-ape, gripped by the Russian bear and savaged by the bulldog, named on its collar as Wellington, manuscript verse below. "Dame Mischief may say "spare my Monkey good SirsBut I'll tell you what's best to be doneThe Villain delights in such mischievous stirsThat 'tis wisest to stop all his funSo Bruin & Growler each play your partAnd worry this troublesome Blade,Then Peace shall again delight evr'y HeartAnd the Rogue will be robbed of his Trade"[c.f. BM Satires 11896], c.1812.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        [Pears]Brown Pear; Golden Pear; Colmar Pear

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 1812. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition apart from light soiling in the margin. 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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 39.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


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

      Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Company; T. Payne; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown; Cadell & Davies, [et al], London. 1812. Second edition. 4to. (iv), xvi, 481, (1) pp. Contemporary binding of full sprinkled calf by J. Carss & Co. of Glasgow with their ticket to the front pastedown, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered red label, remains of a partially removed bookplate adjacent. One folding view, 5 full page views, 2 full page maps and 1 folding map are black and white plus 8 full page colour plates, further illustrations in the text and 4 folding tables. Some foxing, neat repairs to the joints and head, an attractive copy. Published six months after the first edition and enlarged to include an account of the insurrection of 1809 plus a map illustrating the volcanic eruption of 1783.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
 40.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Reports of the Late John Smeaton made on various occasions, in the course of his employment a a Civil Engineer. Vols 1-3 (of 4 only).

      London; Longman Hurst Rees Orme and Brown volume 1 2nd edition first published 1797 volumes 2 and 3 1st editions 1812 - Three volumes [lacks volume 4: Miscellaneous papers, published two years later in 1814, and rather uncommon], late? 19C half black calf over marbled boards, the flat spines divided into six compartments by gilt lines, red title-piece, gilt, volumes numbered direct. VOLUME 1: frontispiece, 33 plates, xxxii [but actually xxxviii], 412pp. Frontispiece browned and offset to title; VOLUME 2: lacks half-title, 22 plates, xi, [1] 2-440pp. Some offsetting of plates to text; some gatherings heavily browned. VOLUME 3: 16 plates, vii, [1] 2-420pp. In addition to later inscriptions on the front fly-leaves Volume 1 and 3 are inscribed by Samuel Fowls and dated 1846: Mr. Samuel Fowls was born at Allostock, near Peover, Cheshire in the year 1779, whence the family removed to Wilton Northwich, where his Father had taken a farm upon which the subject of this memoir was put to work at nine years of age, after having received only the imperfect rudiments of education afforded by the parish clerk.Having exhibited a taste for more active employment than farming, he was apprenticed to a joiner and builder, and after his hours of daily labour, devoted himself to the acquisition of useful knowledge, and the cultivation of the sciences.He then turned his attention to the study of mechanics, and was eventually employed in the construction and repairs of the machinery connected with the salt-works of the district.In the year 1809, in consequence of, the resignation of Mr. Johnson, and at the recommendation of Mr. Telford, by whom he was highly esteemed, he was appointed Engineer to the Trustees of the River Weaver, which post he held until his decease.Several of the double locks and weirs on that navigation, as well as the basin and piers at Weston Point, where the Weaver falls into the Mersey, were constructed, or completed under his direction.He also held the post of Bridge Master of the County of Chester until within a few years, and under his superintendence several useful public works were designed and completed. His advice and assistance were frequently obtained by other engineers, on account of his extensive local knowledge.He was a sound practical engineer, and, in all respects, an estimable man. On his decease, the Trustees of the River Weaver wrote in these terms to his family:- 'The Trustees, while lamenting the loss of so invaluable an officer, desire to record their high sense of his integrity, zeal, and the extreme ability with which he conducted their works during such a lengthened period; and which, coupled with his uniform correctness of conduct, secured to him their respect and unlimited confidence."He was a very old Member of this Institution, having been elected in 1820, and whenever he came to London always attended the Meetings.[Institution of Civil Engineers Minutes of the Proceedings]. Save for the browning a very good, sound, set with an interesting provenance. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Staniland (Booksellers) P.B.F.A.]
 41.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Cabinet Library in Twenty Volumes (20 Volumes in 9) Nine Books; Works of DeFoe and English Poets

      Edinburgh; London: James Ballantyne & Co, for John Ballantyne & Co.; Brown & Crombie; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1812. Book. Very Good. Full-Leather. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. 9 Volume set. Publication dates are 1809, 1810 and 1812. Full tan leather with red & green on spine, gilt lettering and decorations on spine, gilt decorations on base, fore and top leather edges. All page edges marbled. 3 volumes have a less than one and 1/2 inch split at spine and front cover; volume one has a 1/4" loss of leather at top rear of spine; leather on spines is lightly crackled, and the red on spine is mostly sunned towards brown. Minor loss of leather at spine edges and some corners, corners square. Some volumes fan out slightly from spine to fore edge. Vol 1 has a few lightly bent pages at base, leaving a slight gap. Foxing on blank end papers; interior pages are clean. Pencil notes of previous sellers on end papers of first volume; ink initials on one title page. pencil note on another. Set includes the novels of Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe, Memoirs of a Cavalier, The Life of Colonel Jack, The Adventures of Captain Singleton, New Voyage Round the World, History of the Plague in London in 1665. Also Mason's Treatise on Self-Knowledge, Narrative of the Honourable John Byron, and poetry by Beattie, Falconer, Somervile and Thomson with short poems by many additional authors..

      [Bookseller: Books For You]
 42.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 43.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 44.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        [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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 45.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc]
 46.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.