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        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 .

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        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]

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        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]

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        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

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        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.

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        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]

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        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]

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        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.

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        [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.

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        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.

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        [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.

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        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.

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        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]

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        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..

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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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        The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England

      Philadelphia, Published by Johnson and Warner, and Samuel R. Fisher 1812 - Coke, Sir Edward. (Day, Thomas, Editor.) The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England; Or, a Commentary upon Littleton. Philadelphia: Published by Johnson and Warner, and Samuel R. Fisher, 1812. Three volumes. Octavo. Contemporary calf, red and black labels gilt. First American edition, from the sixteenth London edition, 1809. The first Institutes, better known as Coke on Littleton, contains the text of Sir Thomas Littleton's Tenures with extensive commentary. First published in 1628, it was a standard work for decades and was often used as a textbook. Generally considered the most important of the four Institutes, this was the only one published during Coke's lifetime. "What Shakespeare has been to literature, what Bacon has been to philosophy, what the translators of the authorized version of the Bible have been to religion, Coke has been to the public and private law of England" (Reams, Some Makers of English Law, 132). A fundamental influence on Thomas Jefferson and the legal tradition in the colonies, Coke was frequently invoked to defend American revolutionary principles. Text is unpaged with English and French (or Latin) texts in parallel columns. Shaw and Shoemaker, American Bibliography 25106. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 9451. Early owner signature and stamp, "N.J. Wyeth," likely Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth [1830-1916], a prominent corporate attorney, state legislator and civic leader who lived on Staten Island. Light rubbing and some scratches to boards and extremities, joints and edges expertly repaired. Light toning to text. A handsome set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Lettre autographe signée à propos de son rôle dans le Misanthrope

      - Lettre autographe signée à Monsieur Jourlin. S.l.n.d. (1812); 2 pages in-12°. Mademoiselle Mars apporte des corrections au rôle de Coquette dans le Misanthrope de Molière : «Je vous ai fait demandée hier soit une loge pour aujourd’hui mon cher Jourlin, car vous ne m’avez pas fait riche, je vous recommande de nouveau ce dont nous avons parlé l’autre jour pour la coquette corrigée, et je crois cela nécessaire dans l’intérêt de tout le monde sans oublier le directeur. J’ai veillé à vous parler dès ce soir vous pouvez venir un instant vous me ferez plaisir .» En 1812 Mademoiselle Mars endosse le rôle de coquette, Célimène amante d’Alceste dans le Misanthrope de Molière, laissé vacant par Mademoiselle Contat [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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        THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

      THOMAS TEGG, London 1812 - Item 8902 THE DRAMATIC WORKS WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Publisher THOMAS TEGG, London 1812 FINE-GILDED LEATHER-NO DJ-12 VOLUMES- 8°(10.5X17) 2000? Weight Book Description: 12 volumes; small 8vo. Pretty contemporary binding of full brown calf with two green title labels and extra gilt to spines, decorative gilt borders to boards, marbled end papers and edges. Engraved protraits of the author and the Prince Regent, engraved title page and engraved illustration to each play, all by Thurston. A few joints weak, binding a little rubbed with some chips to head or foot of a few spines. Othewise beautifull books in near fine condition for their age. Satisfaction guaranteed, Sellers Inventory N° 8902, Our price USD 1682.88, Free delivery to USA [Attributes: First Edition; 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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