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        Autograph letter signed („M[aur]o Gandolfi").

      Bologna, 29. XI. 1812. - 4to. 1 p. To the publishing house of Pietro and Giuseppe Vallardi at Milano. - Minor damage to edges. - From the autograph collection of Eduard Fischer von Röslerstamm, and with his personal notecard. Sprache: it

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        The Works of Rev Jonathan Swift Arranged by Thomas Sheridan corrected and revised by John Nichols

      New York: Published by William Durell and Company, 1812. First American edition of Swift's collected works with first American edition of "Tale of a Tub" (volume 3, 1812). 24 vols. 12mo. Reverse calf binding, circa 1830s, with black morocco labels for titles and volume numbers, simple black fleurons tooled on spine and edges of boards, ownership signature dated 1838. Some light rubbing of bindings, minor discoloration of text, else a fine example of this set and most unusual at having survived in such condition. First American edition of Swift's collected works with first American edition of "Tale of a Tub" (volume 3, 1812). 24 vols. 12mo. Thomas Sheridan (1719-1788) was the son of Swift's friend, the husband of Mrs. Francis Sheridan, the dramatist, and the father of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. The "Works of Swift, with Life" first appeared in 1784 in 18 octavo volumes. Sheridan had been a friend of Johnson's, but after a falling out, Sheridan stated that Johnson had "gigantic fame in these days of little men" to which Johnson responded "Sherry is dull, naturally dull; but it must have taken him a great deal of pains to become what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity is not in nature." John Nichols (1745-1826) was a printer, author and prolific editor. His corrected and revised edition of Sheridan's Swift was first published in 1801 and reprinted in 1803 and 1808 in 19 volumes (DNB). Shaw and Shoemaker 26839; Teerink 132

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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; 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- Ich versende mit der Deutschen Post (Büchersendung) und der DHL (Pakete). Die Lieferzeit ist abhängig von der Versandart und beträgt innerhalb Deutschlands 3-5 Tage, in der EU 5 - 14 Tage. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 300 Halbledereinbände der Zeit mit Rückenbeschriftung.

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      London: Printed for Edward Orme by W. Bulmer and Co.; J. F. Dove, 1812 [but 1811 - ca. 1823: see below]. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. A Vast Volume with Sometimes Just as Vast Scenes of Italian Ruins. 480 x 335 mm. mm (19 x 13"). 1 p.l. (title), 50 pp. (plus plates). (Collation matching Abbey and Tooley.). FIRST EDITION. Modern retrospective red half morocco over older marbled boards, front cover with original red morocco title label, flat spine with densely tooled gilt panels at head and tail, gilt titling, expertly reinforced hinges, all edges gilt. WITH 25 BEAUTIFULLY ENGRAVED PLATES by M. Dubourg after Middleton, Philip Giuntotardi, and others, 23 OF THEM HAND-COLORED AQUATINTS (THREE DOUBLE-PAGE), and two of them plain line engravings. Abbey "Travel" 165; Tooley 328; Avery Architectural Library, p. 666. Inconspicuous abrasions to paper boards, minor stain to fore edge of front flyleaf, a handful of leaves with inconsequential small, faint spots at margins, the vaguest hint of offsetting onto small portions of two plates, but QUITE A FINE COPY, the binding expertly restored and certainly pleasing, and the engravings richly colored as well as entirely clean and fresh. This is a masterwork of aquatint engraving notable for the beauty and precision of its depictions of ancient Greek and Roman ruins in Italy. The plates are visually impressive--the three double-page images especially so--showing to good advantage architectural ruins, Italian towns, and surrounding landscapes, often in the form of memorable vistas. Author and artist John Izard Middleton (1785-1849) was the son of Arthur Middleton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He spent much of his adult life travelling in France and Italy where, like many contemporary travellers, he sketched extensively. His careful depictions of ancient ruins established him as one of America's first Classical archaeologists. Middleton deserves more credit as a topographical artist than he has received. A number of his drawings turned up without attribution in other books, notably those of the more famous Edward Dodwell, with whom our author travelled and whose "Views in Greece" and "Tour through Greece" were substantial and well received publications. This copy of "Grecian Remains" is a first edition, but it's more complicated than that. The book was originally issued in parts over a period of nine years (probably during 1811-1812 and in 1819), with the title page (as here) dated 1812. The plates themselves were issued in 1818 or later, and then combined with the separately printed installments of text. In our copy, the paper on which the text is printed is watermarked 1805 for parts I-III, and 1818 for parts IV-VII, surely indicating that the letterpress here represents the original parts. All but one of our plates are on paper watermarked 1818 (our later plate being dated 1823). Abbey's copy had watermarks identical to ours. Whatever the dates of the paper they were printed on, our plates are clear, sharp, and beautifully colored. The present copy is remarkable in that the fatal offsetting from text onto plates, which mars the vast majority of otherwise beautiful color plate books, is virtually absent here.

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        [Pineapple] Brown Havannah Pine

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 1812. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. Very good condition. Reproduction gilt frame. 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 book 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 books 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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        Pisa illustrata nelle arti del disegno da Alessandro da Morrona. Seconda edizione? - 3 Volumi

      Giovanni Marenigh, Livorno 1812 3 tomi in 16°, piena pergamena coeva, tit. e fregi in oro su tass. al dorso, tagli sup. rossi, segnalibri tricolore, pp.XXIV - 507, XXIII - 560, XVI - 589, molto ben conservati. Seconda edizione molto rara contenente un maggior numero di tavole rispetto alla prima ediz. edita a Pisa nel 1787 - 1793. Bellissima e importante l'inc. a bulino eseguita da Baccio Baldini e raffigurante L'inferno del Camposanto di Pisa [il rame originale si sostiene che sia stato portato in Francia], come pure quella di S. Girolamo penitente di anonimo quattrocentesco (forse lo stesso Baccio Baldini). Le altre tavole sono di Fambrini, Canacci e dello stesso Morrona, complessivamente 33 anche più volte ripieg. e così distribuite: 8 nel I vol. compreso l'antip. raffigurante il ritratto del Da Morrona, 17 nel II e 8 nel III. - nell'immagine, particolare de L'Inferno

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

      Cambridge: Printed by J. Archdeacon Printer to the University, [1812]. The Second Edition. full smooth calf ruled in gilt, rebacked (some time ago) in poorer quality leather to match, gilt lettered spine label, marbled endpapers. Spine a bit worn, corners a bit rubbed, else fine. Octavo. Three volumes bound in one 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 ‘he 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].

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        Le Maïs ou Blé de Turquie, apprécié sous tous ses rapports ; mémoire couronné, le 24 août 1784, par l’Académie Royale des sciences, belles-lettres et arts de Bordeaux

      1812. relié. Bon état. A Paris, de l?'Imprimerie Impériale, 1812. In/8 reliure plein veau du temps, bordure dorée sur les plats, dos lisse à fleurons dorés et pièce de titre rouge, doré trois tranches, dentelle sur les coupes et dentelle intérieure, 8 f., 303 p. Nouvelle édition revue et corrigée. Ouvrage en excellent état. Comme il le dit lui-même dans son avertissement, Parmentier avait fait édité ce texte une première fois en 1785 mais à si petit nombre que ?"personne n?'a pu la lire?" ! Cette seconde édition augmentée de plusieurs chapitres fut destinée à la vente. Oberlé 816.

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        Elliot's Improved New-York Double Directory. Containing An Alphabetical List of the Inhabitants, &c

      New York: William Elliott. 1812. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fair. Title page date 1812. Exceptionally scarce city directory which includes resident addresses and occupations, as well as a reverse directory by street, other useful information. Very worn. Printed hardcover which is darkened and coated with what appears to be shellac, homemade leather spine with title, date and author neatly hand printed in gilt, about 8.5" tall. Mispaginations throughout but complete: 32, 31, [2], 42-96, 89-178, i-lxxx; plus Compendious Almanack for 1812-13 and A Tide Table printed on the verso of the front free endpaper. Covers heavily chipped and worn, hinges repaired with old paper tape, paper tape in gutter of front free endpaper and preliminary blank, binding cracked at the title page and final page but text block otherwise sound with no loosened pages, page age- toned but clean with some uniform foxing, old dampstaining to top half of first few leaves, modern name and address stamp in blue ink stamped in the middle title page below the subtitle and above the publisher information, and on final blank.

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        A History of the Indian Wars With the First Settlers of the United States. Particularly in New England

      Montpelier: Published by Wright and Sibley, 1812. First edition. 319 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary calf. Hinges worn and slightly cracked. Corners heavily worn. Light soiling to title page; minor toning to text. A good, sound copy. In a larger blue half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. First edition. 319 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Rare Vermont Imprint and Indian War History. A rare work on the history of the Indian Wars in New England, written by the president of the University of Vermont.  "This book aroused bitter criticism because of its strictures on colonial bigotry and cruelty to the natives..." - Streeter.  The book was long believed to have been suppressed by its author because of his mortification at the attacks made on it by reviewers, and both Field and Church give long accounts of its supposed destruction.  While there certainly were bitter reviews, and the work is quite rare, more modern bibliographers, notably Marcus McCorison in VERMONT IMPRINTS, have suggested that the suppression story may be exaggerated. Later writers have also praised the book as one of the best written histories of the Indian Wars of New England. Howes S84; Church 1306; Streeter sale 727; Field 1351; Sabin 76366; Gilman, p.240; McCorison, Vermont Imprints, 1420; Pilling, Algonquian Languages, p. 441; Pilling, Proof-Sheets 3474

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      London: R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 1812, 1820 & [1821].. Three volumes. iii,[3],275pp. plus engraved title and 30 plates (including frontis); [6],279pp. plus 24 engraved plates (including frontis); [4],279pp. plus 24 engraved plates (including frontis). Large octavos. Uniformly bound by Riviere in full deep red crushed levant, raised bands, spines gilt extra, gilt inner dentelles, t.e.g. Bookplate on front pastedown in each volume, along with small tape scars from earlier "protective" wrappers, usual mild offsetting from plates to facing pages, occasional minor smudges or light spotting, but a very good set, attractively bound. First edition in book form of one of Rowlandson's most popular illustrated works, featuring the 78 handcolored full-page engraved plates, and two colored engraved titles - the second volume appeared with a printed title. In this set, the leaves of "Directions to Binder" are bound in; in the first volume the opening leaf of text is headed "Chapter I" and plate 5 is in its first state; in the second volume plate 15 is in Tooley's second state. The first title appeared in the POETICAL MAGAZINE under the title "The Schoolmaster's Tour," and Rowlandson added three illustrations and reworked the plates for the book edition. The second and third titles appeared serially, each in eight monthly parts, prior to publication in book form. "The misadventures of this elderly pedant gave Rowlandson ample scope for the comic designs of which he was a master, and the three books which deal with Syntax were his greatest success as an illustrator" - Ray. ABBEY (LIFE) 265-7. TOOLEY 427-9. RAY 34.

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        An Essay on the Organic Diseases and Lesions of the Heart and Great Vessels. Published under his inspection by C.E.Horeau. Translated from the French with Notes by Jacob Gates.

      Philadelphia, Anthony Finley, 1812.. Octavo. XII, [v]-xiv, [15]-344 pages. Contemporary Hardcover. Early 19th century library binding of the Birmingham Medical Institute. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Three smaller library stamps. Internally besides very few signs of foxing a very clean and fine example of this important work.. Garrison-Morton 2737 - "The first edition of Corvisart's treatise on heart diseases was written by C. E. Horeau from notes based upon Corvisart's course of clinical lectures. . . . Corvisart differentiated between cardiac and pulmonary diseases, provided the first adequate classification of the symptoms of heart disease, distinguished between functional and organic disturbances of the heart, and was the first to divide the course of heart failure into three stages. He dealt with the pathology of the pericardial sac and the muscular and fibrous tissues of the heart, gave the first description of carditis, and pointed out the relationship between valvular lesions and the development of heart failure" Willius & Dry - pages 108-109: "Corvisart was one of the first to mention and interpret palpable thrills over the precordium in the diagnosis of carduiac disease (un bruissement particulier difficile a decrire) and he particularly stressed the diagnostic importance of the thrill in mitral stenosis. He described fibrinous pericarditis, stating that the massive deposition of fibrin caused the pericardium to resemble the reticulum of the second stomach of the calf. Corvisart also recognized tubercles of the pericardium and recorded an instance of massive pericardial effusion in which 4 litres of fluid were present"

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        A Practical Essay on the Art of Colouring and Painting Landscapes in Water Colours

      1812. CLARK, J[ohn]. H[eaviside]. A Practical Essay on the Art of Colouring and Painting Landscapes in Water Colours. [4], 28 pp. Illustrated with 11 aquatint engravings of which 7 are coloured by hand. Folio, 370 x 280 mm, bound in publishers brown boards with original printed label, grey paper spine. London: Edward Orm, 1812. |~||~||~||~| Second Edition. A detailed artist's manual for landscape painting featuring colour plate illustrations, each with the pallet of colours required for its rendering depicted below the scene. The text spells out how to properly apply the pigments to various elements in landscape painting. John Heaviside Clark (ca. 1771-1836) was an established landscape painter who frequently exhibited at the Royal Academy at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Abbey, Life in England, cites the first edition of this title, published in 1807. Our copy shows plate 6 in two different states, not called for in the list of illustrations. A nice unsophisticated copy with some edge wear to the boards and plate 2 with a marginal stain (appears to be watercolour) that just touches the illustration.

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        Neujahrsblatt der Music-Gesellschaft ab dem Music-Saal auf der Teutschen Schul in Zürich, Nr. 25/1737 - 1812 (die letzte erschienene Nr.) (ohne die Nr. 49/1761, Nr. 65/1777 und Nr. 67/1779; zus. 73 Nr.).

      Zürich, ab 1785: gedruckt bei David Bürkli, 1737 - 1812 - 8° bzw. Gr.8° (ab 1780 - 1804: Quer-8°), meist 4 (tlw. bis 9) Bl., jeweils mit gestochener Taf. (tlw. auf erstem Bl.; nach Johann Heinrich Freytag, J. R. Füssli oder J. R. Holzhalb), Noten, Lose, tlw. geleimte gefalzte Bögen, Tlw. staubrandig, tlw. min. stockfl. (vereinzelte Nr. stärker), tlw. etw. randrissig u. -knittrig; allg. gutes Ex. - Ohne die Nr. 49, 65 und 67. Rohr, S. 86 f. - Die 1679 gegründete Gesellschaft, die sich vor allem mit geistlicher Musik beschäftigte, begann 1713 Neujahrsstücke herauszugeben, die bis 1812 erschienen sind. Darauf hat sich die Gesellschaft mit der Allgemeinen Musikgesellschaft vereinigt. 1600 gr.

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        Select Views in Great Britain, Engrav'd by S. Middiman, from Pictures and Drawings by the Most Eminent Artists. With Descriptions

      John & Josiah Boydell [1812], London - Later straight-grain russet morocco, spine ornately lettered and tooled in gilt (4 raised bands), boards with ornate borders stamped in gilt and blind within three gilt rules, a.e.g.; oblong 4to; with 54 copper-engraved plates by Middiman, after numerous artists; pp. [4] (title-p., blank, ads), [53] double-sided leaves of text describing the plates in French and English, [2] index and list of subscribers. Small, scattered stain on front board; corners bumped; some light scuffing along joints and edges of boards. Off-setting of plates onto facing pages, making pale ghosts, but a lovely copy inside and out. Two bookplates on front paste-down, one in Norwegian. Second Edition, the first issued in parts between 1784 and 1792. Samuel Middiman (1750-1831) was employed by the Boydells for several years and engraved several of the plates in the Shakespeare Gallery. As the DNB points out, his "chief excellence lay in the engraving of landscape, in which he pursued worthily the course marked out by [William] Woollett and others." In this, his best-known book, he based his plates on landscape drawings by such artists as Francis Wheatley and himself. This copy contains a second, variant Plate II, showing an entirely different view of Keswick-Lake than that depicted in the first, customary plate and described in the text. Most likely, this was a trial version that was replaced by a view showing more of the landmarks around the lake. [Upcott, Bibliographical Account of.English Topography, p. xxiv.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Select Views In Great Britain. From Pictures and Drawings By The Most Eminent Artists.

      London, Boydell. n.d.(1812), plates dated 1784 onwards. - 4to, Finely Bound bound in contemporary full dark green straight-grain morocco, blind stamped lozinges, gilt floral borders, backstrip in pannels with raised bands (tiny cut to corner of one border), all edges gilt. 53 fine copper plates, each with accompanying text usually English on one side, French on verso, lists of plates. Excellent copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An artillerists' water bucket from Horatio Nelson's flagship, the H.M.S. Victory

      n.p., n.d.. 9.5" H. "A coopered water bucket, 9.5"" tall, 11.5"" diameter, with a center wooden cross piece to which has been affixed iron hardware allowing for easy hanging, likely used on a yoke to supply water to the gun crews below decks of the H.M.S. Victory. An engraved identification, added later, reads: ""H.M.S. VICTORY SNR,"" the wood has possibly been refinished at a later date, which adds to the object's stability as it has not been exposed to moisture for some time.Following the battle of Trafalgar, the H.M.S. Victory was badly damaged and could not return under the power of its own sail. After delivering Nelson's body to London, the Victory was repaired and remained in active service until 1812, when she was moored at Portsmouth. The ship served as a training ship for some time, but by the turn of the 20th century, it had deteriorated so badly that in 1910, a group of enthusiasts established the Society for Nautical Research to help with funds. Restoration of the ship was finally completed well after the close of the Second World War, the last repairs not completed until 2005, just in time for the bicentennial of Trafalgar. Today, it is the oldest commissioned warship in the world and attracts over 350,000 visitors as a museum ship. To help fund its restoration efforts, the Society for Nautical Research took unusable parts, including nails and copper sheathing, and melted them down to be refashioned as souvenirs. Provenance: Society for Nautical Research; obtained by the War Museum from a prominent British naval family collection, which had additionally featured relics from the noted Benjamin Hill Collection?"that holding included one of the largest swatches of Nelson's ensign that flew at Trafalgar in private hands. Some of these relics were featured in a recently-published peer-reviewed article, a copy of which has been included for reference."

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        Heroische Landschaft mit Jason, das Goldene Vlies bindend; vom Mast des Schiffes, auf dem die Gefährten Jasons warten, schaut hinter dem Berghang nur die Spitze hervor.

      . Gouache, auf Velin mit undeutlichem Wasserzeichen mit Datum "1812". 32 : 43,5 cm. Mit Bereibungen der Bildoberfläche, kleine Fehlstelle an der rechten unteren Ecke. Verso ältere Zuschreibung an J.Chr. Reinhart. Quelle: Ovid, Metamorphosen 7, 149ff..

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      Philadelphia: James Sharan, 1812. - 300pp. plus two portraits. Contemporary calf; rebacked, gilt leather label. Corners heavily worn, boards scuffed. Light to moderate toning and soiling throughout. Good. The second American printing of the so-called "Apocrypha edition" of Lewis and Clark, bearing the name of compiler William Fisher on the titlepage. In response to the growing curiosity of the public regarding the findings of Lewis and Clark, and the delay in publication of the "authorized account" of their expedition, this compilation of bits and pieces from already published works appeared (culled from Gass, Clark, Mackenzie, Carver, and Jefferson's MESSAGE. of 1806), misleading the reader into believing it was the account sanctioned by the government and containing all the information gathered during the journey. Howes calls this the "spurious" edition, while Sabin states it contains material not published in any other edition. The work originally appeared in Philadelphia and London in 1809, followed by German printings in 1811 and 1812. A Baltimore edition also appeared in 1812, but Howes gives precedence to the Philadelphia printing. Howes mentions that some copies of this work contain a second titlepage, as in the present copy. WAGNER-CAMP 8:6. SABIN 24509. RADER 1397. HOWES F153a, "aa." PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 1297.

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      York: Printed by Thomas Wilson and Son,...for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown . Very Good. 1812. Fourth Edition. Full Leather. 4to (24 x 31cm) An excellent set in full, handsome contemporary calf bindings, wide margins. "The fourth edition with the editor's last corrections and a short memoir of Him (Hunter)"; 2 works in two volumes; pp. vol. I: 50, [2], 330; vol. II: 393, 88. Engraved frontispiece of Evelyn by Bartolozzi, 44 fine engraved plates including 2 double-page by J. Miller, and one etched plate. This copy bound without half titles. Full contemporary polished calf bindings with five raised bands to the spines, with gilt and blind stamped decoration to compartments, double gilt edge fillets to boards with blind-stamped decorative border, gilt dentelles and single gilt fillet to turn-ins. Bindings very good with just a little general wear and rubbing, small mark to front board of vol. I, very small chip (3-4 mm) to lower joint of vol. 2; light wear to joints but remain strong. Original marbled end papers with all edges marbled to match. Contents very good, tight with a little spotting to plates - but much cleaner than often. Provenance: with the contemporary engraved bookplate of Thomas Munro to the front paste-downs. A very good set. Evelyn's classic work on trees, the later editions (from 1776 onwards) were edited by the polymath Alexander Hunter. The treatise on trees was first published in 1664, and that on soils in 1676. Generally recognised as one of the most influential texts on forestry ever published. .

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        Travels In The Island Of Iceland, During The Summer Of The Year MDCCCX.

      Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable & Company, Edinburgh, T.Payne, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown. London, 1812. - 4to. pp. xv, [2 leaves], 481. with half-title. 2 engraved maps (1 folding), 7 engraved plates (1 folding, 1 of music), 8 hand-coloured aquatints, & 15 engravings in the text. 4 folding tables. 19th century cloth-backed bds., rebacked with spine mounted, new lettering piece (some wear to covers, some foxing - fairly heavy on some of the engraved plates but the aquatints are quite clean). Second Edition. Mackenzie, a distinguished mineralogist and president of the physical class of the Royal Society, travelled to Iceland in 1810 in the company of Drs. Henry Holland and Richard Bright. The present work is the joint production of the three men, Mackenzie contributing the narrative of the voyage and travels, and the chapters on mineralogy, rural economy and commerce, Dr. Bright the sections on zoology and botany, and Dr. Holland the chapters on literature, diseases, and government, laws and religion. "Although the scientific portions of the book have long been superseded, it contains much information of permanent interest on the social and economic condition of Iceland." (DNB) The mineralogical collections brought back from the expedition were spoken of with great admiration by Sir Charles Lyell. The fine hand-coloured aquatints of scenery and costume by J.Clark and text engravings and plates by R.Scott and E.Mitchell are based on original sketches by the three travellers, the majority drawn by Mackenzie. This edition has been slightly revised and a short account of the Revolution of 1809 added to the Appendix. Abbey, Travel, 160. Prideaux pp. 232 & 343. Tooley 314. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        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.

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        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.

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        Bildnis einer alten Frau mit schwarzer Spitzenhaube, die eine Flasche in der Rechten hält.

      . Öl auf Bütten. 26,3:16,5 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung W.A. Freund, Berlin, Lugt 954; Sammlung Adolf Gruis, Berlin, nicht bei Lugt. Ölstudie, bei der der Künstler zugunsten einzelner Partien wie Kopf, Haube, Tuch und Flasche den Oberkörper vernachlässigte, wodurch sich ein reizvoller malerischer Kontrast ergibt.. Johann Fischbach studierte ab 1812 an der Wiener Akademie in der Landschaftsklasse von J. Mössmer (1780-1845). Bereits vier Jahre später wurde er Hauslehrer bei Graf Moritz Fries und dann Zeichenlehrer in dessen Erziehungsanstalt in Plankenberg bei Wien. 1825 folgte eine längere Studienreise durch Deutschland (Regensburg, Nürnberg und Heidelberg) und in die Schweiz. Im selben Jahr erfolgte die Ernennung zum Direktor der Kupferstichsammlung Paar in Wien. 1831 entdeckte er die Landschaft des Salzkammerguts, weshalb er sich von nun an hier jeden Sommer aufhielt. 1837 unternahm er zudem eine Reise nach Rom. Drei Jahre später siedelte er nach Salzburg über, wo er 1844 Mitbegründer des Kunstvereins wurde und Mitbetreiber einer Malschule war. 1851 zog er nach Aigen bei Salzburg, wo er sich in einem großen Park eine Villa erbaut hatte, die heutige "Fischbachvilla". 1843 wurde er Mitglied der Wiener Akademie. Obwohl er in Salzburg hochgeachtet war, zog er 1860 nach dem Tod seines Sohnes nach München, wo er schließlich im Alter von 74 Jahren verstarb. Der Maler, Zeichner und Radierer Johann Fischbach zählt heute zu den anerkanntesten Vertretern des österreichischen Biedermeiers, der eine besondere Vorliebe für das bäuerliche Leben und die heimische Landschaft hegte. Aber auch Bildnisse, Stadtansichten und Stilleben gehörten zu seinem Motivrepertoire.

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        An answer to Thomas Paine's third part of the Age of Reason>, published by D.I. Eaton; likewise to S. Lane, a Calvinistic preacher, at Yeovil, in Somersetshire; and to Hewson Clarke, editor of The Scourge> and late of Emanuel[sic] College, Cambridge

      London, printed by Marchant and Galabin. [1812]. 8vo., 66pp., attractively bound in old-style quarter calf gilt. A very good copy. First edition: scarce. Stammhammer II, p.312. Thetford 491.1. Gimbel p.69 [#25 So8a]. The larger part of this work is a reply to Paine's Examination of the passages in the New Testament, quoted from the Old and called prophecies concerning Jesus Christ>, first printed in New York in 1807, and republished by Eaton in 1811 as The age of reason. Part the third>, but which Paine's will shows to be an entirely distinct work. [cf. T. Paine, Writings>, ed. by M.D. Conway, 1894-96, v.4, p.508]. Prompted by William Sharp, the engraver, former Republican and sometime friend of Paine, but now Joanna Southcott's principal patron and staunch adherent, she lambasts Tom Paine's demolition of Christianity as embodied in the New Testament. 'In Thomas Paine's Age of Reason>, I shall point out his folly, and the darkness of his understanding concerning the scriptures, knowing that his former publications hurt many week minds, and have made many become atheists; because his reasoning is so artful, and wickedly contrived to make mock of the scriptures, and which men, by carelessly reading, may not discern his folly; and therefore they are carried away with his pernicious doctrines'. [Answer>, p.2]. Hewson Clarke (1787-1832?) used The Scourge> to attack 'characters so different as Joanna Southcott and Lord Byron. The first 'being a prophetess was fair game for any one to shoot at', so Joanna's friends reported him to have said, while she herself stated the libel to have been that 'I attended Carpenter's chapel, called the house of God, dressed in diamonds, and fell in love with the candle-snuffer, a comely youth, and went away with him, &c.' (An Answer to Thomas Paine>, p.51) [DNB] See also, e.g. James K. Hopkins, A woman to deliver her people. Joanna Southcott and English millenarianism in an era of revolution>, Austin, Texas, 1981, p.179 et seq.

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        JAMES LILLEYS ARITHMETIC BOOK. Taught under the Tuition of Nicholas Tilford / Teacher of the Mathematicks / Augusta County Virginia / January 10, nth A. D. 1812. --

      Augusta County Virginia, 1812. 1st Edition. Bound in original brown home-spun cloth, yapp edges. Cloth worn & tatty. Two removed leaves at front. Sewing separated at mid-text block. Occasional tear, with a couple leaves having text loss. Withal, a Good copy of this unique item.. ~ 205 ll, with 200+ having mss text & ciphers. Lilley a life-long Virginian, who, in addition to being a surveyor & prominent land-owner in Augusta County, served as a colonel of the 93rd Regiment of the Infantry of the Line, in the 7th Brigade and 3rd Division of the Viriginia Militia, having been promoted to this rank in November 1838. In 1857, Lilley was granted a patent for an "Improved Instrument for Surveying and Calculating Areas." The text of the patent refers to a new and improved "Compass" that is "intended to facilitate calculation of oblique-angled trigonometry and finding the area of triangles." This codex begins with James but 10 years old, as he begins arithmetic instruction under Mr Tilford. The volume continues with Lilley's voluminous notes for the next seven years, covering a number of mathematical topics, from Subtraction, Dry Measure, Apothecaries Weight, Compound Division, Of Rebate or Discount, Inverse Proportion, A General Rule for Extracting the Roots of All Powers, Promiscuous Questions, etc. This is followed by a 2ll ledger for Lancaster Schoolhouse, then a 5ll ledger for Surry Farm, then a 10ll general ledger. Next are 4ll recording family births & deaths beginning with John Lilley [b. 1772] to James Campbell Lilley [d. 1901 (some later entries obviously recorded in a different hand)]. Next are Lilley's 6 leaves of pen trials, with the repetition (21x, in this instance) of such phrases as "Contention and Strife make uneasy our life James Lilley 1820" The volume concludes with 43 ll of geometry & land survey problems, cases, etc, dated 1823 - 1824. A fascinating, unique primary source documenting this individual's mathematical schooling [including current thought & practice], as well as local county history & family genealogy.

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        Der Landweg durch Rußland nach Ostindien deutlich beschriebnet, und durch eine illumineirte Charte bezeichnet.

      Leipzig: In Commission bei E.F. Steinacker, 1812 - Octavo. 16-pages. Sewn in original orange paper on card wraps. Wraps slightly rubbed and soiled, light browning, very good. Folding engraved map coloured in outline, additional, uncalled for, map showing a route from St. Petersburg to Moscow via Novgorod and Tver. First and only edition, extremely uncommon, just 4 copies located on OCLC, all in Germany. Fascinating little pamphlet touching on Napoleon's Indian ambitions and the origins of the Great Game: "Then in 1807, intelligence reached London which was to cause considerable alarm to both the British government and the East India Company's directors. Napoleon had put it to Tsar Alexander I, that they should together invade India and wrest it from British domination It was no secret in London and Calcutta that Napoleon had long had his eye on India The threat never materialised, for Napoleon and Alexander soon fell out. As French troops swept into Russia and entered a burning Moscow, India was temporarily forgotten. But no sooner had Napoleon been driven back inot Europe with terrible losses than another threat arose. This time it was the Russians, brimming with self-confidence and ambition, and this time it was not going to go away" (Hopkirk, The Great Game, p.3). The route traced goes via Tsaritsyn, now Volgograd, to Astrakhan on the Caspian, crossing to Asterabad/Gorgan then through Herat and Kandahar to Attok before descending on Lahore.

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        Journal of A Residence in India. Illustrated with

      Edinburgh, Printed by George Ramsay and Company, 1812. 4to. VII + (1) + 211 + (1) s. Kobberstukket frontispiece i farger. 14 kobberstukne plansjer, hvorav 2 foldet. Samt. helskinnbd. med fem opph. bind. Ryggdekor i gull. Ryggen fornyet. Indre falser forsterket. Svakt brunplettet.. Cont. full calf with 5 raised bands. Rebacked. Spine gilt. Engraved frontispiece in colour. 14 engraved plates (2 folding). Inner hinges strengthed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Occasional browning

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      Rivington, London 1812 - New edition, 16 volumes, bound in smooth calf, gilt decorated spine, slightly faded, bookplate of Sir Joseph Radcliffe, of Rudding Park inside front cover of each volume, some offsetting of these plates, some foxing in prelims, 1812-1827. Note: The first 8 volumes are dated 1815 but subsequent volumes carry various dates up to 1827, and Volume 10 is dated 1812. Volumes 15 and 16, both of which are dated 1827, have been bound in the same style but at a later date. Rudding Park was purchased by Sir Joseph Radcliffe in 1824, he having been knighted in 1813. Size: 8.5" x 5.25" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The War [being a faithful record of the transactions of the war between the United States of America and their territories, and the United kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the dependencies thereof; declared on the eighteenth day of June, 1812]

      New York: S. Woodworth & Co., 1812-1813. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A quite scarce to rare bound volume containing the first edition, first printing of the first fifty-two issues of "The War", being a faithful record of the transactions of the war between the United States of America and their territories, and the United kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the dependencies thereof; declared on the eighteenth day of June, 1812, compiled, edited, and published by American author, literary journalist, playwright, librettist, and poet Samuel Woodworth. Woodworth established this weekly in order to report to the American people the principal events related to the War of 1812. The issues contain relevant and interesting information including Congressional actions, information on British and American Naval Forces, surrenders, the number and description of guns mounted on vessels, relevant Statements, Addresses, and the like. Beginning with an Index, this quite scarce Volume contains the entire first year of newspaper beginning with the first Issue dated June 27, 1812 and ending with Issue 52 dated June 15, 1813, being, in addition to the two-page Index, a total of 218 pages of text. In Very Good condition, the volume itself is rather worn, and the individual issues contained within show some tide marks and wear, primarily to the Index (at the front), the first three issues, and the 1813 issues, fold lines, foxing, and marginal tears. Issue 9 shows heavy foxing but remains quite legible, the leaf containing pp 173/174 shows loss to the bottom including loss of some text, leaf 179/180 shows a small center tear with some loss of text, and leaf 183/184 shows a horizontal tear across the center with no loss of text. While Woodworth perhaps is best known for his Song/Poem "The Bucket", a work more commonly known as "The Old Oaken Bucket", a song popular in anthologies and collections for over 100 years and the origin of the Old Oaken Bucket Trophy given annually to the winner of the Indiana/Purdue football game, "The War" was a notable contribution to history providing, as Woodworth intended, both a news source for those seeking current information about the War of 1812 and a history of the War for future generations. Copies of individual issues are remarkably uncommon to the market and volumes containing the entire first year of the publication are as scarce as hen's teeth. As of the time of this listing, auction records show a 2015 auction sale of an individual issue of the newspaper (Vol. 1, No. 12) at $162.50. Most notably, such auction records show no complete set of the first year of "The War" coming to auction since 1920. A Very Good copy of a NOTABLE AND EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE TO RARE RECORD OF THE WAR OF 1812. RARE INDEED.

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        Reise von Paris nach Jerusalem durch Griechenland und Kleinasien, und Rckreise nach Paris durch Aegypten, Nordafrika und Spanien. Uebersetzt mit einigen Anmerkungen von K. L. M. Mller und W. A Lindau.

      Leipzig Verlag Hinrichs ; 1812 - 2. Aufl. (identisch mit der EA); 3 B„nde in 1; ca 19x12 cm; XII, 173 (1); (2) 150; (2) 136, 94 Seiten mit 1 gest. Tafel (Ansicht von Jerusalem), 1 kol. gest. Karte, 1 gest. Falttafel mit 3 Karten und 1 gest. Falttafel mit 3 Pl„nen; einfacher Halbledereinband d. Zt. (Einband etwas berieben und bestoáen, Widmung auf Vorsatz; gutes Exemplar) 0,000 gr.

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        A Vision of Heaven & Hell

      Barnard, VT: Joseph Dix. 1812. F First Edition. S Soft Cover. Fair. Scarce pamphlet, 1812. Tan paper covers, stitched binding, 4 pages. 6.5" tall. Covers chipped at the edges, binding restitched by hand long ago, 1.5" internal closed tear to each page but with no loss of text, minor margin chipping, pages age-toned, no names or other markings.

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        A coopered rum casket recovered from Horatio Nelson's flagship, the H.M.S. Victory with exceptional provenance

      n.p., n.d.. 5" x 5" in diameter. "A coopered rum casket, 5"" long, 5"" diameter, constructed of wood with two 1.25"" wide iron hoops, stamped on one end ""ADMIRALTY RATION"" and the other ""RUM"" applied by the Society for Nautical Research (in their typical typeface). Barrel staves and iron hoops loose, consistent with wood shrinkage due to age and lack of moisture over time, rope and champagne cork in the tap hole added later, other typical wear. Exam under the microscope also reveals use-wear marks overall, non-machine-era tool marks, anvil-forged iron rivets and what is called ?good dirt? and tiny cobwebs in the crevasses consistent with it being of the Trafalgar era.Following the battle of Trafalgar, the H.M.S. Victory was badly damaged and could not return under the power of its own sail. After delivering Nelson's body to London, the Victory was repaired and remained in active service until 1812 when she was moored at Portsmouth. The ship served as a training ship for some time but by the turn of the 20th century, it had deteriorated so badly that in 1910 a group of enthusiasts established the Society for Nautical Research to help fund restoration of the ship which was finally completed well after the close of the Second World War (the last repairs were not completed until 2005, just in time for the bicentennial of Trafalgar). Today, it is the oldest commissioned warship in the world and attracts over 350,000 visitors as a museum ship. To help fund its restoration efforts, the Society for Nautical Research took unusable parts, including nails and copper sheathing, and melted them down to be refashioned as souvenirs. Provenance: Society for Nautical Research; obtained by the War Museum from a prominent British naval family collection, which had additionally featured relics from the noted Benjamin Hill Collection?"that holding included one of the largest swatches of Nelson's ensign that flew at Trafalgar in private hands. Some of these relics were featured in a recently-published peer-reviewed article, a copy of which has been included for reference."

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        Journal of the Voyages and Travels of A Corps Of Discovery, Under the command of Capt. Lewis and Capt. Clarke of the army of the United States.; From the Mouth of the River Missouri Through the Interior Parts of North America to the Pacific Ocean, During the Years 1804, 1805 and 1806

      Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1812. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Very good. All six engravings present. Folding section of map gone (see picture) leaving approximately 3/4 still attached. 1812 PO name on free endpaper. Age-toning, offsetting from plates and stains to leaves. 11/2" split to head of upper cover, but still attached. Edges and corners worn. Gilt/black label on spine. Howes G77 Sabin 26741.

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        Le Haydine ovvero lettere su la vita del celebre maestro Giuseppe Haydn EDITION ORIGINALE

      Milan: Candido Bucinelli, 1812. Fine. Candido Bucinelli, Milan 1812, In 8 (13,5x22cm), VIII, 298pp. (4), relié. - First Edition. Rare. A portrait of Haydn inset. Half Calf glossy tan mid nineteenth-signed Belz Niedrée. Back to nerves nets. Part of title in black morocco and second piece in red morocco. Friction. Upper joint split partly fragile. The work is considered one of the major works of the Italian musical literature in the nineteenth century. It was plagiarized by Stendhal, under the pseudonym Caesar Bombet 'Letters Written in Vienna, Austria knew the famous composer Haydn', and later included in his Lives of Haydn, Mozart .... Carpani was musician and critic (he wrote even an opera), he went to Vienna, the musical scene of the time, where he admired Haydn, Beethoven and Rossini. Haydn died in 1809 There are also three biographers who followed and known Haydn and collected his memories and activities. Diplomat Georg August Griesinger (1769-1845), whose book was published in 1810, the painter and composer its Albert Christoph Dies hours (1755-1822) also appeared in 1810, and the Italian writer Giuseppe Carpani (1752-1825), The Haydine, published in Milan in 1812.'s book is thus a major source for the composer's life. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Rare. Un portrait de Haydn en médaillon. Reliure en demi veau glacé havane milieu XIXe signé Belz-Niedrée. Dos à nerfs à filets. Pièce de titre en maroquin noir et seconde pièce en maroquin rouge. Frottements. Mors supérieur fendu en partie, fragile. L'oeuvre est considérée comme l'un des ouvrages majeurs de la littérature musicale italienne au XIXe siècle. Elle fut plagiée par Stendhal, sous le pseudonyme de César Bombet, 'Lettres écrites de Vienne en Autriche su le célèbre compositeur Haydn', et plus tard repris dans ses Vies de Haydn, Mozart.... Carpani fut musicien et critique (il composa même un opéra), il se rendit à Vienne, le lieu musical de l'époque, où il admira Haydn, Beethoven et Rossini. Haydn est mort en 1809. On distingue par ailleurs 3 biographes qui ont suivi et connu Haydn et recueilli ses souvenirs et ses activités : le diplomate Georg August Griesinger (1769-1845) dont le livre est paru en 1810, celle du peintre et compositeur à ses heures d'Albert Christoph Dies (1755-1822) également parue en 1810, et celle de l'écrivain italien Giuseppe Carpani (1752-1825), Le Haydine, paru à Milan en 1812. L'ouvrage constitue donc une des principales sources pour la vie du compositeur.

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        TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF BRAZIL, Particularly in the GOLD and DIAMOND Districts of that Country, by Authority of the Prince Regent of Portugal, including a Voyage to the Rio de la Plata, and an Historical Sketch of the Revolution of Buenos Ayres

      London, printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1812.. FIRST EDITION, 1812. 4to, approximately 270 x 215 mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, 9 engraved plates, including frontispiece and map, 1 hand coloured plate, pages: vii, 1- 366, [1] -direction to the binder and advert, rebound in quarter green morocco and green cloth covers, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, blind decoration separating cloth from leather, new endpapers. Title page age-browned and the outer edge has neat strengthening, a few creases to first few pages, all black and white engravings foxed and with offset from text, color plate has pale age-browning and a few small pale spots, the map has outer margin neatly repaired on the blank side, title page and following page have pale ink library stamp, some unsightly brown spotting to 13 pages, quite a few margins have pale stains, large pale stain to lower margins of 4 pages, small burn hole on page 12, no loss, pale brown stain affecting 1 leaf, no loss of text, pale age-browning to text, and browning to pages opposite the engravings, most of the text is clean but still a browned spotted copy, working copy only. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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

      Davy's most comprehensive account of his discoveries and theories. Originally intended to be the first of several volumes, the remaining volumes were never completed. This work stands as the epitome of his scientific contributions.An early treatise on physical chemistry. Following an historical account of chemistry, Davy (1778-1829) discusses the laws of chemical change and how "undecompounded bodies" (elements) combine. This is followed by an account of the "powers and properties of matter" and of "radiant or ethereal matter." Subsequent chapters deal mainly with elemental substances, many of which Davy himself had first isolated -- chlorine, potassium, sodium, iodine, and others. The unpublished second part was to cover the compounds.Best remembered for his discoveries, his theoretical account of the role of electricity in chemistry is his most fundamental contribution. The exemplar of Romanticism in science (Coleridge claimed he could have been as good a poet as he was a scientist), Davy wrote exceptionally well, and this book is a testimony to the fact -- far from dry, it possesses the spark and imagination of the best scientific writing of its -- or any -- time.Fullmer, 1812.6, Duveen, pp. 160-161

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        Dictionaire des sciences médicales, par une société de médecins et de chirurgiens

      Panckoucke, Paris 1812 - 1822 1812 Opera completa in 60 volumi. In 8°, legatura coeva in mezza pelle con angoli, titolo su tasselo e filetti impressi su dorso liscio, piatti e tagli spruzzati, circa 35000 pagg., 140 incisioni (14 ripiegate e 1 colorata) raffiguranti attrezzature mediche, anatomia, insetti, malattie sfiguranti, malattie mentali, ecc., alcune tabelle ripiegate. I primi due vol. sono editi da Crapart, Paris 1812, gli ultimi due contengono l'indice generale e un'ampia appendice con aggiornamenti ed errata corrige. Volumi in ottime condizioni, da segnalare solo un paio di tavole con rossure, rarissime fioriture solo al testo e piccole usure alle copertine (perlopiù agli angoli) di una decina di volumi - Nell'immagine, una delle tavole. A richiesta altre immagini, traduzioni, e ulteriori informazioni - - Questa monumentale enciclopedia pubblicata negli anni 1812 - 1822 è il primo dizionario medico enciclopedico del XIX secolo prima di quelli di Jaccoud (1864 - 1886) e Dechambre (1864 - 1889), e si deve all'opera di Charles Louis Fleury Panckoucke (1788 - 1844). In questa sua prima pubblicazione collaborò con i più grandi nomi del tempo, come Alibert, Pinel, Esquirol, Laennec, Desgenettes o Larrey. In più di 4000 voci e 140 illustrazioni, questo dizionario tenta di sintetizzare le conoscenze mediche del tempo, nell'epoca della nascita della patologia clinica e anatomica. Ebbe un grande successo commerciale, e portò ad un ampia promozione del pensiero medico francese. - -

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

      London: Robert Thornton, 1812. Large quarto (in twos) measuring 376 x 303 mm., with a total of 29 handcoloured aquatint plates including the frontispiece, two uncoloured engraved plates and two engraved title-page leaves; a fine copy in contemporary full straight-grained crimson morocco, ornate gilt tooled borders and spine ornament. The greatest botanical book of the romantic era, and 'probably the most unconventional flower book ever published' (Tomasi). The Temple of Flora was the extraordinary invention of physician Robert Thornton (1768-1837) who ran a private practise and lectured on medical botany at two London hospitals. It is a visual tour-de-force, featuring individual flower portraits in moody and evocative settings. Arresting and irresistible, the 29 plates are 'the most overtly dramatic in the history of botany' (ODB).This is an example of the so-called "Lottery edition", produced by Thornton in 1812 as one of the series of prizes in the lottery designed to save him from bankruptcy. It follows the earlier large folio version which began publishing in parts in 1799 under the title New Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus. The ambitious project was aptly renamed Temple of Flora in 1804. The first edition was very large: this subsequent edition, which contains an additional plate (the "Artichoke Protea"), appeared as a more manageable large quarto (in fact technically made up as a folio) with engraved title pages dated 1812. The stupendous price of 20 guineas when the series of plates with text was first offered for sale reflected the exorbitant cost of production. Each flower portrait began as an oil painting commissioned from leading artists of the era; the paintings were in due course rendered as magnificent aquatints by Stadler and Sutherland. Although the retinue of artists included great names such as John Russell and Sir William Beechey, Thornton favoured the work of professional botanical illustrators Peter Henderson and Philip Reinagle who contributed the majority of images to the Temple of Flora. Not surprisingly, Thornton's ambitious and eccentric publishing project destroyed him financially. Not even the public lottery ordained by Act of Parliament, wherein the winner claimed the suite of original artworks, could save him from ruin. in the lottery the first prize was original artworks, the second enhanced sets of the first edition; the third series of prizes was 200 sets of ocloured plates, whiel the fourth prize was this quarto edition. The text is eminently curious to modern sensibilities, combining scientific botany with a seemingly disparate range of emotional, spiritual and political themes, all generously interspersed with poetry from ancient and contemporary sources. For Thornton, flowers manifested not only divine perfection but represented an ideal of earthly love and purity which could - and should - be emulated in human affairs. It was a universalising vision of material abundance derived from the plants of the earth and trade in their products, ultimately intended to eclipse human strife and conflict. The dream of peace through botanical curiosity is remarkably idealistic given Thornton's publishing career was overshadowed by the Napoleonic wars in Europe. Great Flower Books, 77; Nissen, 1955; Tomasi, An Oak Spring Flora, 93.

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        25 Kupferstich-Karten der Wittelsbacher Lande.

      1812-1842.. Jedes Blatt 51 x 80 cm, jeweils in 18 Segmenten auf Leinen kaschiert. In drei uniformen Halbleder-Schubern der Zeit, 22 x 16 x 7 cm.. Seltene Kartenfolge in großem Maßstab von verschiedenen Kartographen und Stechern: 1. Neuburg. - 2. Wittelsbach. - 3. Augsburg. - 4. Ingolstadt. - 5. Pfaffenhofen. - 6. Dachau. - 7. Passau. - 8. Rotthalmünster. - 9. Landsberg. - 10. Weilheim. - 11. Murnau. - 12. Mittenwald. - 13. München. - 14. Wolfrathshausen. - 15. Tölz. - 16. Scharfreiter. - 17. Wasserburg. - 18. Rosenheim. - 19. Auerburg. - 20. Burghausen. - 21. Traunstein. - 22. Reichenhall. - 23. Salzburghofen. - 24. Berchtesgaden. - 25. St. Bartholomae. - Die Eisenbahnlinien - soweit vorhanden - sind 1842 auf den Platten nachgetragen und neu gedruckt. - Gratige Abdrucke. Sehr gut erhalten. - Aus dem Besitz der Wittelsbacher.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR (Versa]
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        Poems. The Pleasures of Memory in Two Parts. [Fore-edge painting]

      T Cadell & W Davies [printed for], London 1812 - 276pp. Engravings by L. Clennell from drawings by T Stothard. Fore-edge painting of St James's Square, London. Beautiful example of fore-edge painting - a quality gold-edging disguises existence of painting until feathered. Inscription to front endpaper reads 'Seek and Find St James's Square'. Language: eng G : in Good condition. Covers lightly marked. Minor wear to leather along spine. Rear hinge weak. Heraldic bookplates to ffep and front pastedown. Ink inscription to fep. Eps browned. Aeg Green gilt decorated leather cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wissenschaft der Logik. Erster Band. Die objective Logik.

      Johan Leonard Schrag, Nurnberg/ Nuremberg, 1812 - First Edition. Very good indeed in its original pleasing contemporary binding. Fine gilt decoration on leather spine with raised red title label. Marbled boards. Yellow edges with faint initials. Light stains on inside boards and endpapers, text pages all clean. Composition is as follows. Title page. Vorrede X pages. Inhaltsanzeige and Einleitung XXVIII pages. Text 334 pages. I can send further images on request. The first volume of Hegel's second major work was first published on its own in 1812. The second volume only came out in 1813, the following year.This is thus the first book in Hegel's trilogy on objective logic. Because Hegel considered this series as his most important work, and continually revised it over his lifetime, the first editions in their original states are extremely difficult to obtain. The exposition of the Hegelian dialectic is one of the key developments in philosophy, and these books are arguably among the most important and desirable in any collection of philosophy books in first edition. Please email us if you wish to discuss this book. THIS BOOK CAN BE AIRMAILED BY REGISTERED POST ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD , DELIVERY TO TAKE ABOUT TWO WEEKS. ALTERNATIVELY A TOP INTERNATIONAL COURIER SUCH AS DHL OR UPS CAN BE USED, DELIVERY TO TAKE ABOUT ONE WEEK. Hardback. No dj. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A week after his victory over the Russians at the Battle of Vitebsk, Napoleon bestows a baronetcy

      Vitebsk, August 5, 1812. 23.5" x 16.25". "Partly-printed Document Signed, ""Napol,"" as Emperor of France, 1 page on vellum, 23.5"" x 16.25"", Vitebsk, August 5, 1812 appointing Nicolas Michel Flosse as a Baron of the Empire. The elaborate document, which features an engraved eagle cleverly forming the first letter of ""Napoleon"" in the heading of the document is adorned at the left with hand-painted depiction of the crest of the newly-minted title. Toned at upper right comer, some minor conservation work to vellum and text, else fine condition with a bold signature. After the coup of 18th Brumaire (November 9, 1799,) First Consul Napoleon faced threats to his rule form both Jacobins and royalists. To ensure the continuity of his rule, he organized a plebiscite that elected him Emperor of the French in 1800. As a hereditary ruler, a mere assassination would not necessarily bring about a restoration of the ancien régime, as he would have an heir to claim the throne. Once secure as Emperor, Napoleon established his own order of nobility that would allow him to cement his power throughout the French Empire. His authority to do so was established by a constitutional decree in 1808 which gave him (as noted in the present document) ""the right to give the titles that we would think convenient to those among our subjects who distinguished themselves for services rendered to the State."" Prominent figures who cooperated with Napoleon were rewarded with new titles of nobility. Little is known about the recipient save for that the Flosse family became prominent in Lorraine in the mid eighteenth century, and that Nicolas Michel Flosse was also a colonel in the French Army. Documents concerning Napoleon's awards of nobility are rare. As the political winds shifted dramatically within a few years of the execution of the present document, many who were honored to receive these titles found themselves in an uncomfortable position and would have had good reason to see these documents destroyed."

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        1. Historisch-topographisch-statistische Beschreibung des Fürstenthums Lorsch, oder Kirchengeschichte des Oberrheingaues, Geschichte und Statistik des Klosters und Fürstenthums Lorsch, nebst einer historischen Topographie der Aemter Heppenheim Bensheim, Lorsch, Fürth, Gernsheim, Hirschhorn u. a. m. 2. Urkundenbuch zur Geschichte und Topographie des Fürstenthums Lorsch. (Zwei Teile in einem Band).

      Darmstadt, gedruckt mit Stahl'schen Schriften, 1812.. Kleisterpapierbezogener O-Pappband mit floralverziertem Titelrückenschild, Einband berieben, Ecken und Kanten beschabt, Name und handschriftlicher Eintrag mit Angaben zum Verfasser auf Vorsatz, Rotschnitt. 1. Teil: Kupfersticheingangstafel "Heppenheim und Starkenburg", Titelblatt mit lithographischer Vignette "Lorscher Conventssiegel", (4 S.) Subscribenten-Verzeichnis und Vorrede, 296 Seiten mit einer Tafel "Terminatio Parochia Heppenheim de anno 805" gezeichnet von "G. Schneider. sc. Mannhemii". 2. Teil: Kupfersticheingangstafel "Kloster Lorsch" von Lambert Freiherr von Babo, Titelblatt mit Steindruck-Vignette "Lorscher Probsteisiegel mit dem Bilde des h. Nazarius", 167 Seiten mit einer gefalteten Karte "Pagi Rhenensis ex medio aevo Tabula e Chartisantiquis desumta" von G. Schneider, Mannheim und einer gefalteten Hirschhornischen Stammtafel. (6 S.) Register, gr. 8°.. Die lithographischen Vignetten gehören zur Frühzeit des Steindruckverfahrens und werden als Inkunabeln der Lithographie bezeichnet.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Christine Laist]
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        The Book of Common Prayer, And Administration of the Sacraments, And other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David. Pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches

      London:for John Reeves, 1812., 1812. 8vo. (22 x 4 cm). Preliminaries, final section, and Brady and Tate 'Psalms' printed in double column, pp.[lvi]+487+[53]+[104]. Contemporary full straight-grained red morocco, spine ruled in six compartments divided by bands consisiting of wide gilt roll between fine rope rolls with both gilt and blind wavy rolls, gilt centre decoration with gilt 'sunburst' tool, single rope fillet to foot, covers elaborately bordered with gilt Greek key roll between reversed dot, interlinked 'drawer handle' and blind floral rolls, rope roll to board edges, stylised flower and dart roll to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Minor rubbing, backstrip a little darkened, near fine. A typical yet exquisite Regency binding of English red morocco.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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