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        Bando] Don Felix Maria Calleja del Rey. Las Córtes generales y extraordinarias, considerando que la reduccion de los terrenos comunes á dominio particular, es una de las providencias que mas imperiosamente reclaman el bien de los pueblos y el fomento de la agricultura é industria; y queriendo al mismo tiempo proporcionar con esta clase de tierras un auxîlio á las necesidades públicas, un premio á los beneméritos defensores de la patria, y un socorro a los ciudadanos no poprietarios [sic], decretan .

      August 23, 1813, Mexico City - Large foio sheet, 56 x 44 cm, on stamped paper, a royal proclamation from the King of Spain, here transmitted through the Viceroy of New Spain, Mexico, concerning the opening up royal and public lands that are not being used, i.e. farmed, to private ownership. Presumably another effort to enrich the chronicaly overextended royal treasury. Considering that the proclamation was issued in the midst of the Mexican struggle for independence, and that it covers all the overseas possessions of Spain, and that Spain was trying to shake off the Napoleonic yoke, the situation must have been dire indeed. Calleja was the next to last Viceroy of New Spain. Only 1 copy is listed on OCLC, at the Univ. of Penssylvania. A quite rare bando, folded but in excellent condition, with the rubric of Calleja himself and the signature of his secretary.

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        Biglietto da visita di Giuseppe Verdi con notazione manoscritta del Maestro.

      - Biglietto da visita in formato cm.6x9,5. In basso la nota, manoscritta di pugno del Maestro con la sua classica grafìa, la notazione "Con mille ringraziamenti". Sul biglietto non compare alcuna altra notazione, e non è presente la busta, ma il biglietto proviene dalla biblioteca del giureconsulto parmigiano Emilio Costa, i cui servigi, evidentemente, Verdi utilizzò in occasione che non è dato individuare. Non comune breve appunto manoscritto del grande musicista Roncole di Busseto, 1813-1901), inviato ad un suo conterraneo. Emilio Costa (Parma, 14 giugno 1866 ? Bologna, 25 giugno 1926) fu un celebre giurista italiano. Docente di Storia del diritto romano a Parma e a Bologna, si occupò delle fonti non giuridiche dell'antichità classica, lasciando, fra i suoi principali scritti, "Cicerone giureconsulto", "Il diritto romano privato nelle commedie di Plauto", "La locazione di cose nel diritto romano". 50 gr.

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        Pride and Prejudice: a novel. By the author of "Sense and Sensibility". Second edition. 3 vols.

      Printed for T. Egerton. 1813 Retaining the half title in all three volumes, 8pp ads vol. III. Attractively bound (probably by Baytun) in mid-20thC half tan speckled calf, maroon morocco labels, marbled boards, later e.ps. Contemp. signature on half titles of C. Neale, and later booklabel in vol. I of Robert Ball. A v.g. attractive copy.Gilson A4, who makes no mention of the advertisements at the end of volume three. The first four pages are for John Pye Smith's Manual of English Grammar, 'this day published', dated July 1814; the following four pages are for 'new and valuable works' published by Gale, Curtis and Fenner. This second edition of Austen's most celebrated work followed the first by some ten months. Sales were relatively slow, and the third edition, published in two volumes, did not appear until 1817.

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        La Russie, ou Moeurs, Usages et Costumes des Habitans de toutes provinces de cet Empire. Ouvrage orné de cent-onze planches, représentant plus de deux cents sujets, gravés sur les dessins originaux et d'après nature, de M. Damame-Demartrait, Peintre français, Auteur et Editeur des Maisons de Plaisance impériales de Russie, et Robert Ker-Porter, Peintre anglais, Inventeur des Panoramas. Extrait des ouvrages Anlais et Allemands les plus récents.

      Paris, Nepveu, Passage des Panoramas, n°26, 1813. - 13,5 x 8,5 cm. XXXII, 163; 186, 2; 190, 2; 196, 2; 192, 2; 198, 2 S. Mit insgesamt 109 (von 111: 16, 14, 21 (statt 23), 15, 23, 20) Kupferstichen, davon 5 gefaltet. Zeitgenössisches gesprenkeltes Ganzleder mit zwei Lederrückenschildern, Deckel- und Rückenvergoldung. Ecken und Kanten berieben, Aussengelenke teils angeplatzt. Colas 436. Brunet I, 1226. Originalausgabe dieser wichtigen Beschreibung der Russischen Völker und Landschaften. Mit zahlreichen Kostümkupfer sowie Darstellungen von Architektur, Musikinstrumenten, Brauchtum, Volkskunde etc., darunter auch die Darstellung von Schlitten, einer Sauna etc. Ohne die 10 Registerseiten mit dem Bildindex, die diesem Exemplar auch nie beigebunden waren (Kopie). Demnach fehlen zwei der drei Tafeln zu den Baschkiren: "Homme et Femme" und "Chef". First edition of Breton de la Martinière's picturesque representations of the dress and manners of the inhabitants of the Russian empire. With numerous plates, lacking two of 111.

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        Antique Master Print-DRAUGHTS-CHECKERS-GAME-INN-Burnet-1813

      - Original master print, titled: 'Playing at Draughts'. It shows two men at a table outside, playing draughts/checkers. A woman holding a small child is watching from the doorway, a dog lies at their feet. Handcoloured etching/engraving on a verge type handlaid paper. Engraved and designed by Burnet. John Burnet (1781-1868) was a Scottish painter and engraver. He was apprenticed to the engraver Robert Scott. In 1806 he moved to London where he became an established painter of portraits, landscapes and rural genre pieces. As an engraver he produced illustrations for editions of Burns's poems and Walter Scott's Waverley Novels. Condition: Excellent, given age. Small unobtrusive creases. General age-related toning and/or occasional light soiling from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 15.6 x 20.1 inch. The image size is ca. 13.2 x 18.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 39.5 x 51 cm. The image size is ca. 33.5 x 46 cm.

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        MSS Working Papers relating to the Decoding of Egyptian Hieroglyphics and the Rosetta Stone

      England, circa 1813-1815. Exceedingly scarce original working papers of polymath Thomas Young (1773-1829), made as he was deciphering the ancient Egyptian Demotic script of the Rosetta Stone as well as the foremost interpretations of the hieroglyphics, a monumental endeavour which laid the foundation for deciphering ancient Egyptian writing. The documents include original manuscripts in his hand, as well as his own copies of his manuscript working papers. Documents range in size from approximately 82 x 39 cm to 82 x 26 cm. Together with the 1950 edition of a pamphlet titled "The Rosetta Stone", first published by the British Museum in 1913, Qto. 8 pages, which describes Thomas Young's work, confirms his acquisition of a copy of the inscriptions, and credits him as the first to recognise that the Egyptian writing consisted mainly of Phonetic signs." The lot contained in a very large portfolio, an elephant folio measuring approximately 59 x 43 x 3 cm (23.5 x 17 x 1.5 inches), with satin lined folding overlaps and ribbons for secure closure, exquisitely blind-stamped leather boards, titled to front "Mente et Malleo." An extraordinarily scarce historically significant set of manuscripts, a paramount cornerstone to the libraries of palaeographists and Egyptologists. This archive presents an exceedingly rare opportunity to acquire primary source documents of Thomas Young's important contribution to the understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphics, and thus, Egyptian history and culture. The British Library holds a substantial collection of Thomas Young's unpublished Egyptian manuscripts. One of those comprises a summary of the work presented here. Only one other original document made by Thomas Young and relating to his work on the Rosetta Stone translations is known to exists today, that one being a letter kept at the British Museum. The Archive - Thomas Young's Original Deciphering Manuscripts Practically inconceivable to find historic documents such as this on the public market, after two hundred years in safe-keeping, some of Thomas Young's extraordinary foundational manuscript work emerges to attest and illuminate the early process of deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics! Exceedingly scarce foundational work in deciphering the Rosetta Stone, with a direct rubbing of the Demotic text in hand, Thomas Young worked earnestly at decoding the Egyptian inscriptions of the Rosetta Stone, first by translating the Demotic text using the Greek, and then by isolating specific Egyptian hieroglyphic characters with the Demotic as a reference source. Neatly contained in the original nineteenth century portfolio, these surviving documents from the papers of Thomas Young include: •A pencil rubbing of the middle section of the Rosetta Stone inscriptions, being the enchorial script. Previously unrecognized, the script is now known as demotic and, as Young deduced, is related directly to hieroglyphic. The life-size and true representation was made on tissue leaf, mounted on paper, and backed with a linen cloth measuring 82 x 39 cm. At its widest point, the rubbing measures approximately 72 x 24 cm. Thirty-two lines of texts are numbered in the margins for referencing his translations. •A manuscript transcript from the Greek portion of the Rosetta Stone translated into English, which served as a base for the translation of the Demotic text. Examining eight lines of the Greek text which reads from bottom to top, this comprises a manuscript translation presented line-by-line in English, on two large leafs each measuring approximately 84 x 28 cm. A manuscript pencil copy of the Greek text made on a separate leaf is affixed to the verso of the first English leaf. •Most importantly - Three large leafs revealing the foremost analysis and work-in-progress of Thomas Young as he began to decode the Egyptian inscriptions of the Rosetta Stone, around late 1813 to early 1814. Onto a large leaf, for a direct comparison, Young transcribed the Egyptian hieroglyphs which are carved into the uppermost section of the stele, as well as the Demotic text carved into the section beneath, making several annotations as he examined the Egyptian characters and deciphered key names. These three large leafs are contemporary copies, made by Young himself, of his own manuscript work. To the verso of these leafs, he affixed a copy of the inscriptions, dissected line-by-line. Three copies of the same work, the largest measures approximately 77 x 51 cm, the other two being slightly smaller. Young would have distributed a scant few copies such as these to his contemporaries, most likely to Jean-François Champollion whom he was at first cooperating with on the matters of decipherment, to explorer and Egyptologist William Bankes who compared Young's hieroglyphic name for Ptolemy to monuments in Egypt and found them to match, and also to Baron Silvestre de Sacy with whom he corresponded regularly after he and Champollion began to conflict and compete. He evidently retained copies for his own continued work as well. Slightly later pencil notes are found to verso of the leafs, and also to one upper margin, the latter concurring with Young that "the only way hieroglyphics can be made out is by the Demotic." Revealing Young's foremost process of decipherment, and illustrating the first Egyptian hieroglyphs that were identified on the Rosetta Stone, the three aforementioned leafs corallate directly with, and form the basis of, a manuscript summary penned by Young upon completion, which is now held at the British Library. Excerpts from Young's annotations: "It is evident that the construction & mode of reading in the Hierog's [hieroglyphs] & Demotic are different from the Greeks as in the case of 'lover of Phika' in Greek, whereas in Hierog's & Demotic it is 'Phika Lover' - If one could read the Demotic it would go far to make out the Hierog's, as they appear similar in construction and reading." "From the foregoing, it is clear that 'God Epi' gracious is represented by the above characters in the Hierog's [hieroglyphs] and Demotic as they are repeated, but it is not clear what characters belong to each word... it may not in the Hierog's be some other words... of Ptolemy... the Eastern fashion though of the same meaning. " End excerpts. Conceivably, the pencil markings and annotations to the documents could have been made by Egyptologist, explorer and artist William John Bankes (1786-1855); this however, has not been explored nor substantiated. Thomas Young was in close contact with Bankes whilst working on the decipherment of the Rosetta Stone, which Bankes was keenly interested in, and was also a contributor to. Bankes a careful epigrapher and had mastered the art of copying ancient inscriptions. Only recently has his work on Egypt been acknowledged as vastly important. When Young founded the Egyptian Society in 1817 for the collection, dissemination and study of hieroglyphic texts, it was Bankes' clear intention to assemble, as many as possible, accurate and preferably multi-lingual texts similar to the Rosetta stone, in order to facilitate the decipherment of the hieroglyphic script. Greek and Coptic inscriptions could be understood and helped to date the monuments, so Bankes skillfully copied all that he found. In these initial stages, Bankes was advised by Young to concentrate on recording the cartouches which gave the names of kings. This was perhaps the first serious attempt to make a comprehensive and accurate epigraphic record of wall scenes and, above all, hieroglyphic and other inscriptions, since the appearance of the massive French work "Description de l'Egypte", which is considered to be the first publication which study ancient Egypt in a scientific manner. The deciphering works in this archive were made before May 1814, when a paper by Young describing his calculations, was read at the meeting of the Society of Antiquaries of London, titled, "Remarks of Ancient Egyptian Manuscripts, with Translation of the Rosetta Stone Inscriptions" and being a comparison of the translations of the demotic and Greek texts. The paper was finally published in 1817 in the society's journal, 'Archaeologia' vol xviii. [Having completely translated the "enchorial" (Demotic) text of the Rosetta Stone, and having made a list of 86 demotic words, in October 1814 Young communicated the work to linguist and orientalist Silvestre De Sacy. He subsequently studied the hieroglyphic alphabet but initially failed to recognise that the demotic and hieroglyphic texts were paraphrases and not simple translations. In a letter to De Sacy dated 3 August 1815, Young announced his discovery that the demotic characters were not all alphabetic but that some were symbolic. By the following year, he had found that the enchorial characters were derived from the hieroglyphic.] Some Notes on Young's Contribution to the Decipherment of the Rosetta Stone When in 1799 the inscribed tablet was discovered at Rosetta, at the mouth of the Nile, bearing a decree of ancient priests, in hieroglyphic, in sacred enchorial cursive, and also in Greek characters, it was proposed that the Greek might afford a clue to the interpretation of the Egyptian inscriptions. The Rosetta Stone was brought to England in 1802. From 1813, Thomas Young was independently focusing in earnest on deciphering the inscriptions on the Rosetta stone. By 1814 he had completely translated the "enchorial" (Demotic) text of the Rosetta Stone, using the Greek text inscribed below it, and had made a list of 86 demotic words. He had also concluded that the enchorial was derived from the hieroglyphic. [The authoritative work on the stone by British Museum curator E. A. Wallis Budge, in 1904, gives special emphasis to Young's contribution compared to Champollion's.] Silvestre de Sacy had first interpreted three proper names in the enchorial text. Akerblad and Champollion claimed to have interpreted the whole of it, but up to 1814 neither had published an interpretation. It was Young's exacting visual scrutiny of the Rosetta Stone's hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions, side by side, that led him to discover the relationship and similarities between them. A genious mind indeed, Young was able to trace the progression of the pictographic hieroglyphs of human figures, animals, plants and such, into their cursive equivalents in the Demotic and Greek scripts. From there he went on to further unravel the ancient linguistic complexities, and managed to identify some key names and words in the hieroglyphics. In 1817, Young founded the Egyptian Society for the collection, dissemination and study of hieroglyphic texts. In 1818, Young wrote a lengthy 38-quarto-pages article of great importance in the history of the decipherment of the hieroglyphics. Still celebrated today, and simply titled "Egypt," it was published in 1819 as a Supplement to Encyclopedia Britannica, vol. iv. It was the first work of its kind in English, being a most comprehensive account of the state of knowledge on the subject. In it he pointed out the phonetic character of the hieroglyphs in the ovals which he found to be royal names. In addition to the beginnings of a hieroglyphic alphabet, Young gave in his article a hieroglyphic vocabulary of about two hundred non-alphabetic symbols, most of which have been confirmed by more recent research. The sixth chapter, titled "Analysis of the Triple Inscription of Rosetta," describes his own contributions to the ongoing decipherment efforts, specifically his work on interpreting the enchorial inscription, the identification of the name Ptolemy in that script, and thus in the 'sacred characters.' He further provided evidence of his discovery that the enchorial script is derived from the hieroglyphic. The chapter in fact describes and illustrates the analysis and deciphering work he performed some five years earlier with the present lot of papers, and includes an illustration of his annotations. On the four plates that appeared with his article 'Egypt', he correctly identified the names of a few of the gods, Rd, Nut, Thoth, Osiris, Isis, and Nephthys, and he made out the meanings of several Egyptian ideographs. He also correctly identified the names of Ptolemy and Berenice, although in each case he attributed wrong values to some of the hieroglyphic characters which formed these names. His identifications of kings' names were, however, not accurate Thus of Amenhetep, he made Tithons; of Thi (a queen), Eoa; of Usertsen, Heron; of Psammetichus, Sesostris; of Nectanebus, Proteus; of Seti, Psammis; of Rameses II., Amasis; of Autocrator, Arsinoe, etc.. Young continued working on an 'Enchorial Egyptian Dictionary' up to the end of his life. Two years after his death, drawing directly from his notes, his interpretations were published. Described as "an Egyptian word list with equivalents in English and Greek", the work featured a memoir of the author as well as a catalogue of his works and essays. Titled "Rudiments of an Egyptian dictionary in the ancient enchorial character, containing all the words of which the sense has been ascertained," it was published in London by J. & A. Arch, 1831. On the Scarcity of Thomas Young's Original Papers The whereabouts of most of the Thomas Young papers, or how many might even survive today, is unknown, making this an unforeseen and invaluable acquisition. Historians deem most of his letters, journals, and papers to be lost. While the British Library holds a collection of his Egyptian manuscripts, the vast majority of his papers are believed to be lost. The last person known to possess Thomas Young's working papers, private letters, and journals, is mathematician George Peacock (1791-1858) who spent twenty years studying the material and relaying it in the authoritative biography, "Life of Thomas Young MD, FRS &c..." published in London in 1855. Peacock also edited the first two volumes of "Miscellaneous works of the Late Thomas Young" published in 1855. In a recent review of the biography, British author William Andrew Robinson writes, "Peacock was repeatedly requested to write the life by Mrs. [Eliza] Young and was reluctant to agree, given his heavy professional commitments, illness and the daunting nature of the subject. He had access to Young's journals and private papers and the many frank letters Young wrote to Hudson Gurney - almost all of which have since disappeared ... Peacock's book is therefore invaluable for quoting at length from now vanished original sources..." Whether most were lost, concealed, or destroyed, original working papers of Thomas Young, in any format, are extremely scarce, especially pertaining to his Rosetta Stone work. Only the following are recorded as having been preserved: Of special significance to the present archive, the British Library holds a manuscript document by Thomas Young which corresponds directly to the deciphering work executed on the present leafs. The British Library's manuscript is Young's own summary of his original working documents - the very papers presented here. It explains and illustrates specific findings in the translation of the Rosetta Stone hieroglyphics. What is highlighted and annotated on the present working papers, is further explained in detail on the leaf held at the Library. From the British Library's website: [Describing the manuscript written by Thomas Young headed "An Explanation of the Hieroglyphics of the Stone of Rosetta"] "This page shows English scholar Thomas Young's deciphering work-in-progress in the late 1810s. He identified groups of glyphs that spelt out the name 'Ptolemy' phonetically, and so worked out their sound-values..." (Shelfmark: Add. MS 27281, f. 41) Secondly, in the archives of the British Museum, is a letter written by Thomsa Young on 10 February 1818, seeking assistance from Egyptologist William Bankes who was travelling in Egypt at the time. Young addressed the letter to Henry Bankes (1757-1834), English politician, trustee of the British Museum, and father of William John Bankes (1786-1855) who was a notable explorer, Egyptologist, and ultimately the intended recipient of the letter's content. Requesting that the letter be forwarded to William Bankes who was travelling in Egypt at the time, Young petitions the adventurer to seek out the missing fragments of the Rosetta Stone. A few days before his planned departure for Nubia in 1818, Bankes had received the letter from Young, forwarded by his father, and containing a number of instructions. The "great desideratum of all" was to discover the missing hieroglyphic fragments of the Rosetta Stone. With this, the number of known hieroglyphics, "above fifty" could be "more than doubled". Young's second request was for Bankes to bring back to England the duplicate of the Rosetta Stone seen by Dr. Clarke in the building occupied by the Institute at Cairo, believing that it could contain additional information. [In 1815 Bankes had discovered an obelisk at the sacred island of Philae which would later play a significant role in the decipherment of hieroglyphs.] From the British Museum's website: [Describing the manuscript correspondence written by Thomas Young 10 February 1818 petitioning the assistance of William John Bankes in Egypt] "This particular letter is one of the most important developments in understanding hieroglyphs... The hieroglyphs at the end of the letter are mostly correct translations allowing this letter to be particularly significant." (Case 16) Finally, though unrelated to the Rosetta Stone work, the Cambridge University Library possesses a collection of papers from the Board of Longitude which includes several letters written to Thomas Young, by numerous parties, on the subject of astronomy. Incidentally, George Peacock is connected to Cambridge University, where the only notable collection of letters from the archives of Thomas Young is preserved. Having graduated there in 1812, Peacock was appointed Lowndean Professor of Astronomy in 1837. Thomas Young was succeeded by his wife Eliza by thirty years. She certainly would have inherited his estate, including the now elusive letters, papers and journals. The couple had no children to bequeath to upon her passing. Thomas Young was closer in relationship to his in-laws than his own family, however Eliza also succeeded her brother and sister, who might have otherwise been the recipients of his important works. It is possible that the lot found its way to his one or more of his own siblings, however, it is generally believed that little has survived about his personal life, and that many or most of his letters, journals and papers have not survived. For years, archaeologists were unable to decode the writing of Egyptian hieroglyphics, but the Rosetta Stone gave them the answers they were looking for. The same passage was inscribed on the stone three times, in three different scripts. This allowed English scientist, Thomas Young and French scholar, Jean-François Champollion to decode the Egyptian hieroglyphic script. Thomas Young started the process by decoding a few symbols, while Jean-François Champollion is credited with deciphering the majority of the Egyptian hieroglyphic alphabet using his knowledge on the ancient Greek language. At last, the culture of the Egyptians could be understood in its full context and the inscriptions on tombs, pyramids and other structures could be read. Thomas Young (1773-1829) was an English polymath, physician, philologist, and foremost decipherer of Egyptian hieroglyphs using the Rosetta stone. Egyptologists hail Young as one of the founders of their science. He has recently been styled as "The Last Man Who Knew Everything." Having become interested in Egyptology, Young began studying the texts of the Rosetta Stone in 1813. He made a number of independent and insightful revelations in the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs, specifically the Rosetta Stone, before Jean-François Champollion eventually expanded on his work. He began by translating the demotic text from the Greek. With this, and additional hieroglyphic writings from other sources, he eventually succeeded in providing a nearly accurate translation of the hieroglyphics inscriptions on the Rosetta Stone, and thus contributed immensely to deciphering the ancient Egyptian language. Young was the first to show that the hieroglyphs had phonetic and not merely ideographic values - a discovery essential to the subsequent progress in the decipherment made by Champollion. By the time of his death in 1829, Young had become keenly interested in interpreting Egyptian hieroglyphics, and had made significant progress in doing so. In the early stages, Thomas Young and Jean-François Champollion cooperated in their work on hieroglyphic decipherment, but from around 1815, they were in considerable rivalry. For many years they kept details of their work away from each other. When Champollion in 1822 published a translation of the hieroglyphs and the key to the grammatical system, Young praised his work. Nevertheless, in 1823, Young published an "Account of the Recent Discoveries in Hieroglyphic Literature and Egyptian Antiquities", to have his own work recognised as the basis for Champollion's system. In the ensuing controversy, strongly motivated by the political tensions of that time, the British tended to champion Young, while the French mostly championed Champollion. ["Mente et Malleo," the text inscribed to the front of the portfolio, means "By Thought and Hammer." The saying, and variants of it, became enshrined in geological societies, and used as a motto of surveyors worldwide, most notably by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)].

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        Autograph Letter Signed to Dr. R. H. Brabant, 3 pp on one folded 8 vo sheet with integral address leaf, n.p., June 22, 1815

      Coleridge comments on Christian attitudes to theater going, the importance of making theater accessible to those outside of big cities, young people attending theater performances, and perhaps most importantly he advocates for theater attendance as a potential path to Christian improvement. Coleridge writes to his friend and frequent correspondent, R. H. Brabant, a surgeon from Devizes, in Wiltshire, U.K. In Wiltshire, Coleridge had changed his relationship to Christianity and fully accepted Anglicanism. Coleridge references his own play,"Remorse, A Tragedy in Five Acts." "Remorse" opened at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane on January 23, 1813 and was generally well received much to its author's surprise. Published in Coleridge's collected letters. Condition: Good overall condition with wear in several spots and one break at a margin fold. The second sheet, pages 3 and 4, has been laid onto a reinforcing page and reattached to form the bifold stationery. The bottom of the final page was removed just below the signature and has been professionally reconnected. Coleridge writes: "Mr. Falkner, the manager of the company now at Caine, takes with him tomorrow several letters of introduction from our most respectable inhabitants, and I am myself so well satisfied, both with the professional talents of his company and their regularity and moral deportment that I have not thought myself justified in denying him a few lines to you. Whatever objections serious persons may justifiably have to theatres in great cities, these cannot at all apply to occasional plays in town like Caine and Devizes. No allurements to vice are held forth; no vicious women collected and if there be any who think a Play under all circumstances a Sin, I would recommend to them to consider whether to force their own consciousness on those of a whole Town, who had no such scruples, does not savour[sic] intolerance & spiritual Tyranny & recently that [Saint] Gregory Nazianzen himself wrote a tragedy during Julian's interdiction , in order that Christians; might not be wholly deprived of the innocent pleasures derived from the Drama; and to adapt the equally just as a witty remarks of our friend, Mr. Bowles. St. Paul who was inspired by God did not forbid the attendance in the theatre during his abode in Athens, and Montanus, who inspired by the Devil, did forbid it. The same Persons who think ill of Theatres in any shape profess to think ill of Balls & assemblies & yet they do not deem themselves although to keep the Heels of all the young Beans & Belles of a neighbourhood in a state of holy stillness against their own will. I myself disapprove of the habit of attending theatres in young persons as undomesticating the disposition and tending to render them too dependent on foreign & strong...for their entertainment. But in the present case the danger is out of the question & by all events those who go to the Play, If there were a Play to be gone to... may be improved. It is greatly to the praise of the Manager that every line that even borders on indelicacy, every indecorous or irreverent word is marked in the acting, and Mr. Falkner makes himself responsible for all debts contracted by his company. He is about to bring out the Remorse. If you can exert any influence in procuring permission for to try his luck at Devizes, I spare you , you will be...a very deserving man on my conscious, they appear to me to act just as well as these of the London Stages - indeed, very few beyond my expectations. Present my affectionate & respectful remembrances to Mrs. B. and sisters - Christians might not be wholly deprived of the innocent pleasures derived from the drama...." Coleridge signs, " S. T. Coleridge.".

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        Voyage Pittoresque et Historique et Description de la Principauté de Catalogne par Alexandre de Laborde, et une Société de gens de Lettres et d'Artistes de Madrid.

      L'Imprimerie de Mame. 1813 - Elephant folio (570mm x 440mm). Engraved frontispiece, large engraved vignette on title page which is dated 1806., (x), 72 pp, with 58 other engraved plates on 47 leaves. Rebound in leather-backed boards, marbled papered boards with the the original cover title mounted on the upper cover. This has been professionally washed and rebound, traces of staining, notably to title-page, plates all in good condition except for the 'Vista de la Ermita de Sn. Benito' which has small hole in the lower part of the figure of the monk, the paper curiously has been folded over and not printed on, so may be paper fault, a few repaired tears to margins and corners strengthened to several sheets. Plates are (frontis) Sepulcro antiguo, Ilamado en el pais, Sepulcro de los Escipiones; Vista general de la cuidad y del puerto de Barcelona formadd del pie de Montjouy; Interior de la Catedral de Barcelona; Plano, Corte y elevacion de la Lonja de Barcelona; Vista de la Plaza nueva y de una de las puertas antiguas de Barcelona; Detalles del Templo de hercules y vista interior de los baños Arabes con su plan y corte de Barcelona; Baxos Relieves antiguos en Barcelona; Vista de la gran cascada de St. Miguel Delfay; Interior de la Ermita de Sn. Miguel; Antiguedades de Mataro y Olesa; Vista Pintoresca del Puente y del arco Triunfal de Matorell; Detalles y cortes del Puente y del Arco triunfal de Matorell; Cuidad y castillo de Cardona y Montañas de Sal; Vista de la entrada del Monasterio y del Hospicio de Mont-Serrat; Situation respectiva del Convento y de las Hermitas de Mont-Serrat; Vista de la Ermita de Sn. Benito; Claustro principal del Monasterio de Mont-Serrat; Vista de la Cueva de la Virgen de Montserrat; Vista interior del jardin del Monesterio de Mont-Serrat; Ermita de Sta. Ana; Ermits de S.S.Trinitad; Ermita de S.Dimas; Vista del conveento de Mont-Serrat; Ermitaño en medtacion; Interior de la Ermita de S.Dimas; Entrada de las grutas de Estalactitas en Mont-Serrat; Vista interior de las Estalactitas de Mont-Serrat; Vista del Puente de Montistrol y de la Montana de Mont-Serrat; Hermita de Sn. Onofre; Vista del Puente de Lladone a seis leguas de Barcelona cerca la Villa-Franca; Restos de antoguas sepulturas de cuidad de Olerdola; Ruinas de la antigua ciudad de Olerdola; Detalle y cortes del Arco de Bara; Vista de Tarragona tomada en el camino de Barcelona; Plano de la ciudad de Tarragona; VistaVista de una parte del palcio de Augusto, Ilamada hoi Torre de Pilatos, en Tarragona; Vista de los restos del anfiteatro de Tarragona; Ruinas de un Monumento Sepulcral cerca de Tarragona; Antiguos Fragmentos de Tarragona; Diversos Fragmentos antiguos en Tarragona; Interior de la Catedral de Tarragona; Ventana Arabe en Tarragona; Vista exterior de la Catedral y del claustro de Tarragona formada en el inetrior del jardin; Vista exterior de la Catedral a Tarragona; Chapiteles de las colomnas del claustro de la catedral de Tarragona; Col de Balaguer; Amposta; Vista General de Tortosa; Vista general de Lerida; Plano de :Lerida; Entrada del Monasterio de Poblet; Vista general del Monasterio de Poblet; Sala capitular del Monasterio de Poblet; Sepulcro de los Reyes de Aragon; Vista de uno de los patios del Monasterio de Poblet; Detailes de las Salinas de Cardona, y vista de Solsona; Visto de Manresa; Vista de Gerona; Baños arabes en Gerona; Detalles y cortes de los Baños arabes a Gerona; Varias Inscripciones que se hallan en Cataluña. There are 3 additional plates Puerta del Sagrario del Koran en Cordova; Puerta de una de las faces letrales de la Mazquita de Cordova; Baxos-releves del templo de Mars en Merida. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A group of three autograph letters signed the first by Henry Richard Vassall Fox, Baron Holland "Vassall Holland," the second by Alexander Hamilton Douglas, Duke of Hamilton "Douglas and Clydesdale" and the last in the third person the Augustus Frederick Fitzgerald, Duke of Leinster

      N. P., Hamilton Palace and Jordans Hotel, 1813. 3 pages, 2 pages, one page respectively. 1 vols. 4to. The first two to unidentified recipients, the last to Sir John Swinburne. Folded, some light browning, else very good. From the collection formed by Sir Melville MacNaghten, Assistant Commissioner of C.I.D., Scotland Yard and his daughter Lady Aberconway. 3 pages, 2 pages, one page respectively. 1 vols. 4to. Friends of Religious Liberty. Concerning a meeting of the Friends of Religious Liberty [or Freedom] who were backing the cause of Catholic Emancipation. Holland writes about the meeting, mentioning that he had spoken with Lord Lansdown about the matter and agreed that a meeting of Great Parliamentary names be present, under the sanctions of H. R. H. the Duke of Sussex if possible and that "the declaration should be cautiously drawn up, compirzing all the [] arguments & some general comprehensive principles on religious liberty including all seats-perhaps James Mackintosh might be [ ] to write the resolutions." Hamilton's letter responds to a letter about the meeting on the 20th of the month regretting his inability to attend. The Duke of Leinster writes that he is unable to accept Sir John Swinburne's invitation to become a Steward to the Dinner given by the Friends of Religious Freedom as he will be in Ireland. Sir John Swinburne was the Third Baronet and head of an old Roman Catholic family.

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        A group of three autograph letters signed the first by Henry Richard Vassall Fox, Baron Holland "Vassall Holland," the second by Alexander Hamilton Douglas, Duke of Hamilton "Douglas and Clydesdale" and the last in the third person the Augustus Frederick Fitzgerald, Duke of Leinster

      N. P., Hamilton Palace and Jordans Hotel 1813 - 3 pages, 2 pages, one page respectively. 1 vols. 4to. Friends of Religious Liberty. Concerning a meeting of the Friends of Religious Liberty [or Freedom] who were backing the cause of Catholic Emancipation. Holland writes about the meeting, mentioning that he had spoken with Lord Lansdown about the matter and agreed that a meeting of Great Parliamentary names be present, under the sanctions of H. R. H. the Duke of Sussex if possible and that "the declaration should be cautiously drawn up, compirzing all the [ ] arguments & some general comprehensive principles on religious liberty including all seats-perhaps James Mackintosh might be [ ] to write the resolutions." Hamilton's letter responds to a letter about the meeting on the 20th of the month regretting his inability to attend. The Duke of Leinster writes that he is unable to accept Sir John Swinburne's invitation to become a Steward to the Dinner given by the Friends of Religious Freedom as he will be in Ireland. Sir John Swinburne was the Third Baronet and head of an old Roman Catholic family. The first two to unidentified recipients, the last to Sir John Swinburne. Folded, some light browning, else very good. From the collection formed by Sir Melville MacNaghten, Assistant Commissioner of C.I.D., Scotland Yard and his daughter Lady Aberconway 3 pages, 2 pages, one page respectively. 1 vols. 4to

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Des Pflanzenreichs erster - achter und zehnter Teil.

      Wien, gedruckt auf Kosten des Herausgebers, 1813-1821. 9 Teile in 9 Bänden. 18,5 x 11,5 cm. Mit 9 gestochenen Titelblättern und 562 altkolorierten Kupfertafeln. OHLdr. mit zwei Rückenschildern. Nissen BBI, 3152. - Band 1.: Die allgemeine Einleitung. Mit 58 Tafeln. - Band 2.: Die allgemeine Einleitung. Mit 66 Tafeln. - Band 3.: Mehlgebende Pflanzen, Küchengewächse und Obst. Mit 68 Tafeln. - Band 4.: Küchengewächse und Obst. Mit 62 Tafeln. - Band 5.: Obst, Gewürze, Öhle und Zucker. Mit 68 Tafeln. - Band 6.: Gräser und Futterkräuter. Mit 62 Tafeln. - Band 7.: Wahre Holzpflanzen. Strauchartige Holzarten. Fremde oder ausländische Holzarten. Mit 52 Tafeln. - Band 8.: Arzneypflanzen von der ersten bis zur fünfzehnten Classe. Mit 60 Tafeln. - Band 10.: Zierpflanzen und ihre Behandlung. Mit 66 Tafeln. - Ohne Band 9. - Einbände etwas berieben und bestoßen. Text und Titelblätter teils stock- bzw. braunfleckig. Band 3 ab Seite 673 am Rand und Hinterdeckel mit Beschädigung. Die altkolorierten Kupfertafeln in guten Zustand. - Für den, der die \"Unterhaltungen\" unter historischen Gesichtspunkten studiert, ist die Lektüre auch 200 Jahre nach ihrem Erscheinen noch sehr anregend. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Bücher, Blumen; Botanik; Obst; Pflanzen

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        Memorie e documenti per servire all'istoria del Principato lucchese.

      Bertini, Lucca 1813 - Tomo I. 1813: XIV, 398 S., [1] Bl. Tomo II. 1814: Della città e stato di Lucca. 405, XXXV, [1] S. Tomo III.1. 1816: [1] Bl., 261 S., [1] Bl., 2 ausfaltb. Tab. Tomo III.2. 1817: [1] Bl., 191 S., [2] Bl. Tomo IV. 1818: Del Ducato di Lucca. XX, 424, 203, [1] S., 1 Kupfert. Halbledereinbde., gesprenkelte Schnitte, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Papier teils fleckig [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sense and Sensibility: a novel. By the Author of "Pride and Prejudice". 2nd edn. 3 vols.

      Printed for the Author, by C. Roworth, & published by T. Egerton. 1813 - Half titles; some minor paper flaws, mostly marginal but occasionally within text touching a single letter, some light spotting but overall a nice clean copy. Contemp. half brown calf, marbled boards, expertly rebacked in matching calf, ruled & dec. in gilt, red morocco labels. A handsome copy. Gilson A2: with textual revision. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The European in India.

      London: Edward Orme,, 1813. From a Collection of Drawings, by Charles Doyley [sic]. Engraved by J. H. Clark and C. Dubourg; with a Preface and Copious Descriptions by Thomas Williamson; accompanied with a Brief History of Ancient and Modern India, from the Earliest Periods of Antiquity to the Termination of the Late Mahratta War, by F. W. Blagdon. Quarto. Contemporary diced russia, rebacked with the original spine laid down, flat bands gilt to spine, titles and elaborate quatrefoils gilt to alternate compartments, gilt roll to sides incorporating diglyph, Greek-key and floral motifs, enclosing a blind palmette roll, all edges gilt, floral roll to turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers. 20 hand-coloured aquatint plates. Contemporary bookplate of James Wakeman Newport Charlett (1764-1838), infantry officer and squire of Hanley Court, Worcestershire, to the front pastedown, and his ownership inscription to title page. Extremities lightly rubbed, tips bumped and slightly worn, a few negligible marks to sides, plates variably trimmed along fore edges, with very pale foxing in margins, plate I bound as frontispiece, the occasional trivial spot to text. A very good, crisp copy in a handsome contemporary binding, complete with the half-title and list of plates, neither mentioned in Abbey. First edition, preceding the artist's Costume and Customs of Modern India, which contains the same illustrations and which Abbey estimated to have been published in 1824, not 1813 as in Tooley; the later work also lacks Blagdon's historical essay, first published separately as A Brief History of Ancient and Modern India, in 1805. D'Oyly (1781-1845) made use of his immense family wealth — his father John held the extremely lucrative office of East India Company resident at the court of the nawab of Bengal — to pursue his artistic interests alongside a decidedly unremarkable career in administration, and "was judged by his contemporaries the most talented of all the amateur artists in India … There were other contemporary talented and interesting amateurs in India … but D'Oyly's fame above theirs is perhaps owing to his having devoted himself so conspicuously to art, in his own words to Warren Hastings, 'beyond perhaps what an amateur ought'" (ODNB). The agreeable plates mainly depict wealthy Europeans among native servants and entertainers, and though "mildly satirical … provide an important window into Anglo-Indian social relations of the time" (UC Santa Barbara Library, online); the lively descriptions are the work of another important figure in early 19th-century Anglo-Indian culture, Thomas Williamson, best remembered as the author of Oriental Field Sports (1807-8).

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        Series of Four Prints Depicting the British Whale Fishery

      London: Edwd. Orme, 1813. Colored aquatints, 9 1/2 x 7 inches. Set of four whaling prints originally found in Williamson's "Foreign Field Sports." I - "Boats Approaching a Whale." II - "A Ships Boat Attacking a Whale." III - "Shooting the Harpoon at a Whale." IV - "A Whale Brought Alongside a Ship." J.H. Clark del. M. Dubourg Sculpt. Ingalls 87-90, who remarks "unusual for their close-up views," and, "relatively early depiction of a mounted harpoon gun in action." Brewington, "Prints," 154-158. Plates II-IV have text from the Williamson book laid down on the back of the frame. Very good condition, colors bright with almost no foxing or tanning. Matted and framed, under glass. (Shipping at cost, or prints can be removed from frames.) The lot

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        Pantologia. A New Cyclopaedia. 12 vols. London, G. Kearsley

      1813 - First Edition. 12 vols. 8vo, 372 engraved plates, contemporary half tan calf, cloth sides [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Des Pflanzenreichs erster - achter und zehnter Teil.

      Wien, gedruckt auf Kosten des Herausgebers, 1813-1821. - 9 Teile in 9 Bänden. 18,5 x 11,5 cm. Mit 9 gestochenen Titelblättern und 562 altkolorierten Kupfertafeln. OHLdr. mit zwei Rückenschildern. Nissen BBI, 3152. - Band 1.: Die allgemeine Einleitung. Mit 58 Tafeln. - Band 2.: Die allgemeine Einleitung. Mit 66 Tafeln. - Band 3.: Mehlgebende Pflanzen, Küchengewächse und Obst. Mit 68 Tafeln. - Band 4.: Küchengewächse und Obst. Mit 62 Tafeln. - Band 5.: Obst, Gewürze, Öhle und Zucker. Mit 68 Tafeln. - Band 6.: Gräser und Futterkräuter. Mit 62 Tafeln. - Band 7.: Wahre Holzpflanzen. Strauchartige Holzarten. Fremde oder ausländische Holzarten. Mit 52 Tafeln. - Band 8.: Arzneypflanzen von der ersten bis zur fünfzehnten Classe. Mit 60 Tafeln. - Band 10.: Zierpflanzen und ihre Behandlung. Mit 66 Tafeln. - Ohne Band 9. - Einbände etwas berieben und bestoßen. Text und Titelblätter teils stock- bzw. braunfleckig. Band 3 ab Seite 673 am Rand und Hinterdeckel mit Beschädigung. Die altkolorierten Kupfertafeln in guten Zustand. - Für den, der die "Unterhaltungen" unter historischen Gesichtspunkten studiert, ist die Lektüre auch 200 Jahre nach ihrem Erscheinen noch sehr anregend. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN ANSWER TO MR. JEFFERSON'S JUSTIFICATION OF HIS CONDUCT IN THE CASE OF THE NEW ORLEANS BATTURE

      Philadelphia: William Fry, 1813. xi,187pp. plus two folding maps. Half title. 20th-century red three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Bookplate of Thomas W. Streeter on front pastedown. Light scattered foxing, primarily to first and last few leaves. Very good. Livingston's bitter reply to Jefferson's justification for confiscating the former's waterfront property in New Orleans. The New Orleans batture case was one of the bitter controversies of Jefferson's presidency. Livingston, a prominent New Orleans attorney, claimed ownership of a strip of beach (the batture) at New Orleans which had long been used as a common boat landing. Jefferson asserted government ownership up to the high water mark and had a federal marshal forcibly dispossess Livingston. This resulted in a celebrated case of the use of federal power which continued to be bitterly argued, so much so that Jefferson felt constrained, four years after leaving the presidency, to compose his legal reasoning in a pamphlet, one of only three full-scale works published under his name in his lifetime. Livingston herein replies to the former president. This copy is unusual in that it contains the two folding maps relating to the controversy, which are almost always lacking. The second of these shows in detail the eastern suburb of New Orleans, one of the first such maps of the area. The Streeter copy sold for $1300 when it appeared at auction in 1967. BOUND TO PLEASE 14, p.20. HOWES L396. STREETER SALE 1593 (this copy). SABIN 41610. COHEN 2827 (note).

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        Physisch-medizinische Topographie der königl. baier. Stadt Memmingen im Illerkreis.

      Memmingen Johannes Rehm 1813 - XV, 520 S. Mit 12 Tabellen auf 11 Faltblättern. 8°. Grüne Pappe der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild. Erste Ausgabe, selten. - Mit pragmatischer Kapiteleinteilung: Historischer Theil; Physischer Theil; Naturhistorisch-ökonomischer Theil; Statistischer Theil; Medizinischer Theil; Oeffentliche Anstalten. Enthält eine Fülle von Detailinformationen über Klima, Botanik, Zoologie, Mineralogie, Landwirtschaft, medizinische Verhältnisse, Bäder und Mineralwässer etc. von Memmingen und Umgebung. Im statistischen Teil unter anderem teils ausführliche Biographien der Memminger Mediziner mit Verzeichnis ihrer Schriften, dabei auch die Autobiographie des Verfassers, seit 1799 wie vorher sein Vater Jodokus Stadtphysikus Memmingens. Mit Subskribentenliste. - Teils gering stockfleckig, Vorsatz mit Namensstempel. Einband etwas fleckig, beschabt und bestoßen, Rücken aufgehellt. Gutes Exemplar. *Hirsch/Hübotter II, 385. Lentner 8915: "Selten!". Gewicht (Gramm): 550 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Magna Britannia Being a Concise Topographical Account of the Several Counties of Great Britain. 6 Bände (alles Erschienene).

      4to (27 x 22 cm). Mit 265 (st. 275) gest. Taf. (teils mehrf. gef., einige koloriert, inkl. einiger grenzkolor. Karten). XXI, 742 XII, 889 CCLII, 390 CCX, 198 CCXLII, 344 CCCLV, 682 S. sowie einige nn. Bl. Indices, Additions etc. Moderne Lwd. m. RSchild. Kopfgoldschnitt, sonst Marmorschnitt. Alle sechs erschienenen Bänden mit nahezu allen Taf., es fehlen lediglich 2 Karten u. 8 Taf. - Vol I: Bedfordshire, Berkshire, and Buckinghamshire. Beigebunden: Additional Plates with further Additions and Corrections, 1813. Vol II: Part I: Cambridgeshire. Part II: The County Palatine of Chester. Vol. III: Cornwall (map missing). Vol. IV: Cumberland. Vol. V: Derbyshire (map missing). Vol. VI: Devonshire. - Ehem. Bibl.-Ex. m. Resten v. Signaturschildern am Rücken, Rücken v. Bd. 5 fehlt, Exlibris im Innendeckel sowie Stempeln auf Vorsatz sowie im Rande einiger Seiten. Stellenweise stockfleckig.

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        Historia de las conspiraciones tramadas en Cataluña contra los exércitos franceses

      Barcelona: J. Alzine et P. Barrera, 1813. Due volumi.  [4], 101, 71, 63, 47; [2], 411, [1]  pagine.  21x15 cm.Rilegatura in mezza pelle ed angoli in pergamena. Interno ottimo, ad eccezione di un marginale restauro con nastro adesivo sul primo foglio del rapporto in francese del primo volume (pagine 1-2, vedi foto). Testo a fronte francese e spagnolo. [M120] Opera di assoluta rarità.

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        CORRESPONDANCE Littéraire, Philosophique et Critique, adressée à un Souverain d'Allemagne par le Baron de Grimm et par Diderot.

      Longchamps, Buisson 1813-14 - 17 vol. in 8 de 2 ff.n.ch. 509 pp., 2 ff.n.ch. 478 pp., 2 ff.n.ch. 550 pp., 2 ff.n.ch. 571 pp., 2 ff.n.ch. 564 pp., 2 ff.n.ch. 559 pp., 2 ff.n.ch. XII 515 pp., 2 ff.n.ch. 526 pp., 2 ff.n.ch. 440 pp., 2 ff.n.ch. 394 pp., 2 ff.n.ch. 397 pp., 2 ff.n.ch. IV 512 pp., 2 ff.n.ch. 557 pp., 2 ff.n.ch. 574 pp., 2 ff.n.ch. 694 pp., 2 ff.n.ch. 699 pp. et 2 ff.n.ch. V 1 f.n.ch. 424 pp., basane fauve de l'époque, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison, tranches marbrées (accrocs à quelques coiffes avec restaurations). Première partie : depuis 1753 jusqu'en 1769 (6 volumes). Seconde partie : depuis 1770 jusqu'en 1782 (5 volumes). Troisième et dernière partie : pendant une partie des années 1775-1776, et pendant les années 1782 à 1790 inclusivement (5 volumes). Supplément à la Correspondance littéraire de MM. Grimm et Diderot. Bon exemplaire complet (Cioranescu XVIIIème, 32478-82 - Brunet II, 1740). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pride and Prejudice: A Novel. Complete Set in Three Volumes

      Printed for T. Egerton, London 1813 - A wonderful first edition, first printing set. Excellent association copies with interesting provenance, previously belonging to The Reverend Edward Graves Meyrick. Jane Austen's favourite nephew, and subsequent biographer, James Edward Austen-Lee was sent as a boarder, aged 13, to E.G. Meyrick's school in Ramsbury. Signed by Meyrick to the top edge of each title page, but crossed neatly through on the second two volumes. Early contemporary half calf binding, marbled paper covered boards. Black label bands with gilt titles to the spines, gilt volume number to the base of each. Blind stamped decoration to spines. All in very good condition, just minor rubbing to the boards and wear to the spine ends and corners. Label bands predominantly intact, just slight chipping to the edges and a small central piece to volume 3. Complete with half titles and original endpapers to all three volumes. Previous owners neat early inscription to original endpaper of each volume.Very faint crease to the centre of the title page of volume 1. Occasional professional restoration to a small piece of either the bottom or fore-edge of a handful of pages, not affecting text except for one instance, of one or two letters of page 199 Vol 1. Minor foxing but otherwise contents clean, bindings nice and tight. Vol 1 307pp. Vol 2 239pp. Vol 3 323pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Two Views of Places in the Persian Gulf: Shinaass from the Sea [and] The Wall and Beach, near Rus Khyma with the Troops Preparing to Land on the Morning of the 13th Nov. 1809.

      W. Haines London 1813 - A pair of engravings by J.Clark after Temple (25.5 x 38.1 cm each), etching and aquatint, with contemporary hand colouring, mounted and framed. Overall dimensions: 54.5 x 42.5 cm. A pair of fine aquatint plates from the only colour-plate book on the Persian Gulf - very rare. Lieutenant Temple accompanied an expedition that set out from Bombay in 1809 under the command of Captain Wainwright to fight the Arabian pirates who overrun the region. The first and only edition of his sketches was published in London in 1813 under the title "Sixteen views of Places in the Persian Gulph"; the present plates are No. 6 and 13. Individual plates from the Temple's work are rare, not to mention complete examples of the book. WorldCat locates only 4 copies of the book in public libraries' holdings (Yale University, Brown University, Leiden University and the Wellcome library in London). Abbey Travel 389.

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        Ma'aleh Beit Horin ve'hu Seder Haggadah shel Pesach. [Passover Haggadah].

      Vienna Anton Schmid 1813 - 4to (26 x 20 cm), 52 leaves, leaf 13 misnumbered, leaf 48 misnumbered; title within decorative typographic border, double column Hebrew, Ladino and Aramaic text, 11 engraved illustrations in the text, most half-page, some a little larger, expected wine stains and other signs of ritual use, contemporary sheep boards, gilt. A very good copy. An interesting 19th century example the Ashkenazic Passover Haggadah, with commentary by Alsheich, Gevurat Hashem, Olelot Efraim (Maharal) etc. Illustrated with copperplate engravings from the 1695 Amsterdam Haggadah by Abraham bar Jacob (Avraham son of Yaakov Hager). Among the illustrations are the famous thirteen-panel depiction of the stages of the Seder and the ten-panel depiction of the plagues of Egypt. Anton Schmid was a Christian publisher of Hebrew books, who benefited greatly from the 1800 ordinance prohibiting the import of Hebrew books by Jews (who were themselves excluded from the publishing business). He employed a number of Jewish typesetters and proofreaders, mainly from Galicia, who were granted special residence permits in Vienna. Schmid issued a number of printings of the Haggadah using, like here, Abraham's delicately engraved popular illustrations. This edition also features two popular commentaries by Moses Alscheich and Ephraim Luntschitz. Yaari 380. Yudlov 543. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Theorie des fonctions analytiques, contenant les principes du calcul differentiel, degages de toute consideration d'infiniment petits, d'evanouissants, de limites et de fluxions, et reduits a l'analyse algebrique des quantites finies.

      Librairie de Mme Ve COURCIER, Paris 1813 - XI, 383 Seiten, Zweite Auflage, im Todesjahr des Autors erschienene Ausgabe letzter Hand. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 940 4°, Ganzleder der Zeit, Bibliotheks-Exemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet), Stempel auf Vortiteltitel, Einband beschabt, berieben und bestoßen, Papier vereinzelt leicht braunfleckig, Namensstempel, Signatur und geringe Marginalien von alter Hand (aus der Feder von Prof. A. Schrader, Halle), ordentliches und insgesamt innen sauberes Exemplar, Nouvelle Edition, revue et augmentée par l Auteur.

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        Circular). Sir, It being intended that Part of the Female Convicts now in this Kingdom under Sentence of Transportation.

      Whitehall 1813 - Foolscap folio, single leaf; printed on one side, completed in manuscript, paper watermarked 1810. A rare original printed circular, completed in manuscript for the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, requesting a schedule of female convicts held at Newgate prison awaiting transportation. The printed form is specially worded for enabling the gathering of female convicts for transportation, and specifies New South Wales as the destination. The document is signed by Viscount Sidmouth, then Home Secretary, and best remembered in Australian bibliography as the addressee of both Henry Bennet's Letter to Viscount Sidmouth, Secretary of State for the Home Department, On the Transportation Laws, the State of the Hulks, and the Colonies in New South Wales, published in 1819, and Governor Macquarie's refutation published in 1821 as A Letter to the Right Honourable Viscount Sidmouth, in Refutation of Statements made by the Hon. Henry Grey Bennet, M.P.Documents bearing Sidmouth's signature are rare on the market. Provenance: Private collection (Sydney). Small loss to upper margin restored, short sealed tear to right margin, early folds, else in very good original condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Heads Of Illustrious Persons Of Great Britain, Engraved By Mr. Houbraken, And Mr. Vertue. With Their Lives And Characters.

      London: Baynes. 1813 - Full straight grain red morocco, 20 inches tall. A monumental binding with wide gilt raised bands and Superb gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are embellished with very wide blind and gilt rolls. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With the vignette on the title page and 108 engraved portraits. A spectacular example of this great book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Plays of William Shakspeare.

      Nicholls, Rivington, Stockdale, Lowndes et al, London. 1813 - First edition thus. Octavo. 21 volumes. Corrections and illustrations of various commentators to which are added, notes, by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. Revised and augmented by Isaac Reed, with a glossarial index. Volumes I - III contain the advertisements, An account of the Life of William Shakspeare, Additional Anecdotes, Shakspeare's Will, preface of The Players and others, essays, poems, his works in chronological order, and an historical account of the English stage. Vol. IV: Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Midsummer Night's Dream; Vol. V: Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night; Vol. VI: Much Ado About Nothing, Measure For Measure; Vol. VII: Love's Labour's Lost, Merchant of Venice; Vol. VIII: As You like It, All's Well That Ends Well: Vol. IX: Taming of the Shrew, Winter's Tale; Vol. X: Macbeth, King John; Vol. XI: King Richard II, King Henry IV Part 1; Vol. XII: King Henry IV, Part II, King Henry V.; Vol. XIII: King Henry VI Parts I and II; Vol. XIV: King Henry VI Part III, King Richard III; Vol. XV: King Henry VIII, Troilus and Cressida; Vol. XVI: Coriolanus, Julius Caesar; Vol. XVII: Anthony and Cleopatra, King Lear; Vol. XVIII: Hamlet, Cymbeline; Vol. XIX: Timon of Athens, Othello; Vol. XX Romeo and Juliet, Comedy of Errors; and, Vol. XXI: Titus Andronicus, Pericles together with addenda and the glossarial index to all volumes. Each play has an extra title engraved with a vignette. Contemporary binding of full burgundy straight-grain morocco with raised bands, gilt rules and decorations, all edges gilt.Extra-illustrated set, each play having numerous contemporary engravings of scenes, characters and views by various artists, most notable among whom is Henry Fuseli.From the library of the leading Tory politician R.A. (''Rab'') Butler, with his armorial bookplate on the pastedown of each volume.A couple of volumes have split hinges so that that the text blocks are loose within the boards. Rubbing to covers. Some offsetting from plates onto facing pages. A very good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rapports adrressés a S.E. le général en chef, comte Decaen, gouverneur-génerale de la Catalogne; et a M.r le généeral de division, comte Maurice Mathieu [...]

      Barcelona: J. Alzine et P. Barrera, 1813. Due volumi.  [4], 101, 71, 63, 47; [2], 411, [1]  pagine.  21x15 cm.Rilegatura in mezza pelle ed angoli in pergamena. Interno ottimo, ad eccezione di un marginale restauro con nastro adesivo sul primo foglio del rapporto in francese del primo volume (pagine 1-2, vedi foto). Testo a fronte francese e spagnolo. [M120] Opera di assoluta rarità.

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        composé des tragédies, comédies et drames des auteurs du premier et du second ordre restés au théatre français, avec une table générale.

      Ménard et Raymond, 1813. 51 vol. in-12, demi-veau blond, dos lisse orné de fleurons, filets et dentelles, pièces de titre et de tomaison bleu foncé, tranches marbrées. "Cette collection renferme toutes les pièces, tragédies, comédies & drames dont se compose le répertoire du théâtre Français, c'est à dire les chefs-d'oeuvres de Pierre & Thomas Corneille, les théâtres complets de Racine, Crébillon, Molière & Regnard, les pièces choisies de Voltaire, ainsi que les pièces des autres auteurs que la faveur constante du public a maintenu sur la scène". Avec une notice pour chaque auteur et la date de première représentation pour chaque pièce. Bel exemplaire complet dans une reliure très décorative.

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        Visio Willi de Petro Plouhman, Item Visionem ejusdem de Dowel, Dobet et Dovest. The Vision of William concerning Peirs Plouhman, and The Visions of the same concerning the Origin, Progress, and Perfection of the Christian Life .

      London printed by John Harding for John Murray Albemarle Street & 1814 1813 - Ascribed to Robert Langland, A secular Priest of the County of Salop; AND WRITTEN IN, OR IMMEDIATELY AFTER, THE YEAR MCCCLXII. Printed from a MS. contemporary with the author, collated with the two others of great antiquity and exhibting the original text; Together with an introductory discourse, a perpetual commentary, annotations, and a glossary. By Thomas Dunham Whitaker, Vicar of Whalley and Rector of Heysham, in Lancashire. FIRST EDITION OF THIS PRINTING 1813. Thick 4to, approximately 290 x 205 mm, 11½ x 8 inches, apart from the Introductory Discourse, printed throughout in red and black in Gothic type in Middle English with paraphrase notes below, on heavy stock paper, decorative wood-engraved initials and tail-pieces. Pages: [iv], i-xlviii, [iv] - Errata, 1-412, [2], 1-31 - (notes and glossary) followed by: Pierce the Ploughmans Crede printed in red and black, 42 pages including separate half-title and title page, plus colophon. Bound by C. S. Smith of Edinburgh in full smooth calf to imitate early binding, gilt lettered label to spine, blind decoration to spine and covers, all edges gilt. Binding rubbed and scuffed, pale offset to pages from text, occasional pale age-browning, free endpapers at front and rear have pale age-browning, bookplate to first pastedown, occasional small pale mark and fox spots to margins, otherwise a very good tight clean copy. Piers Plowman (written c. 1370–90) or Visio Willelmi de Petro Ploughman (William's Vision of Piers Plowman) is a Middle English allegorical narrative poem by William Langland. It is written in unrhymed alliterative verse divided into sections called passus (Latin for "step"). It is considered by many critics to be one of the greatest works of English literature of the Middle Ages, along with Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and the Pearl Poet's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Piers Plowman contains the first known allusion to a literary tradition of Robin Hood tales. (Wikipedia). THIS IS A VERY HEAVY BOOK AND WILL REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Historical and Topographical Account of Fulham; including the Hamlet of Hammersmith

      T. Egerton, T. Payne, Becket and Porter etc, London., 1813. Quarto. pp x, [i-iv] contents and list of plates, 478. Illustrations, including folding map. Quarter leather, newly and professionally rebacked, paper boards. Marbled endpapers and edges. Contains a List of Subscribers.With the bookplate of the painter Arthur Bentley Connor. Corners a little rubbed. Some of the engravings, in particular the darker ones, have off-set onto the pages opposite. Prelims a little spotted. Very good.

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        Visio Willi de Petro Plouhman, Item Visionem ejusdem de Dowel, Dobet et Dovest. The Vision of William concerning Peirs Plouhman, and The Visions of the same concerning the Origin, Progress, and Perfection of the Christian Life ...

      London, printed by John Harding for John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1813 & 1814. Ascribed to Robert Langland, A secular Priest of the County of Salop; AND WRITTEN IN, OR IMMEDIATELY AFTER, THE YEAR MCCCLXII. Printed from a MS. contemporary with the author, collated with the two others of great antiquity and exhibting the original text; Together with an introductory discourse, a perpetual commentary, annotations, and a glossary. By Thomas Dunham Whitaker, Vicar of Whalley and Rector of Heysham, in Lancashire. FIRST EDITION OF THIS PRINTING 1813. Thick 4to, approximately 290 x 205 mm, 11½ x 8 inches, apart from the Introductory Discourse, printed throughout in red and black in Gothic type in Middle English with paraphrase notes below, on heavy stock paper, decorative wood-engraved initials and tail-pieces. Pages: [iv], i-xlviii, [iv] - Errata, 1-412, [2], 1-31 - (notes and glossary) followed by: Pierce the Ploughmans Crede printed in red and black, 42 pages including separate half-title and title page, plus colophon. Bound by C. S. Smith of Edinburgh in full smooth calf to imitate early binding, gilt lettered label to spine, blind decoration to spine and covers, all edges gilt. Binding rubbed and scuffed, pale offset to pages from text, occasional pale age-browning, free endpapers at front and rear have pale age-browning, bookplate to first pastedown, occasional small pale mark and fox spots to margins, otherwise a very good tight clean copy. Piers Plowman (written c. 1370-90) or Visio Willelmi de Petro Ploughman (William's Vision of Piers Plowman) is a Middle English allegorical narrative poem by William Langland. It is written in unrhymed alliterative verse divided into sections called passus (Latin for "step"). It is considered by many critics to be one of the greatest works of English literature of the Middle Ages, along with Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and the Pearl Poet's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Piers Plowman contains the first known allusion to a literary tradition of Robin Hood tales. (Wikipedia). THIS IS A VERY HEAVY BOOK AND WILL REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Journal of a Tour in Iceland in the Summer of 1809

      London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown/ John Murray, 1813 [second edition, with additions]. Octavo, two volumes, [vi], cvi, 370 and [iv], 392, [14] (index) pages plus a hand-coloured frontispiece and 4 other plates (2 folding), 3 maps (2 folding) and a table. Early quarter morocco and plain papered boards (the latter rubbed); extremities worn; tidemarks in the first volume to the top corner of the first few leaves (affecting also the frontispiece and folding map), and in the second volume to the bottom corner of the folding map and the top corner of a handful of leaves at the rear; plates and maps offset; occasional foxing; a couple of trifling paper flaws; essentially a very good set. The provenance is extraordinary: the half-title of the first volume is inscribed 'To W. Colenso Esq. with Jos D. Hooker's kindest regards. H.M.S. "Erebus" Septr 15 1841'. Captain James Ross and the two ships under his command, Erebus and Terror, spent August to November 1841 in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, between his first and second voyages to the Antarctic. To put this inscription into context, Ross's expedition was the first to enter what is known today as the Ross Sea, the first to sight the Admiralty Mountains, the first to see Victoria Land, Ross Island, Mounts Erebus and Terror, and the Ross Ice Shelf, amongst other momentous discoveries. The Antarctic bibliographer Michael Rosove describes Ross's published account as 'a cornerstone of the Antarctic literature and a monument to one of mankind's greatest expeditions of geographical and scientific exploration'. In Huxley's 'Life and Letters of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker' (1918), specific reference is made to Hooker (the son of the author) meeting Colenso during this visit: 'Hooker, under the guidance of Mr. Colenso, the printer to the missionary establishment, and himself a keen botanist, made a number of excursions into the country ... collecting many specimens'. William Colenso (1811-99) continued to supply specimens to Hooker over many years, and Sir Joseph named the genus 'Colensoa' after him. The set also contains in each volume the bookplate of the physician, naturalist and collector Robert Henry Pulleine (1869-1935, born in NZ, moved to SA in 1881), and the first volume carries the later ownership signature of Sir Douglas Mawson, from whose collection this set has been sourced.

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        Proclama del Gobierno a los soldados y habitantes de Chiloe. [text begins:] Soldados de Chiloe, desgraciadas victimas de la ambicion de los tiranos .

      Santiago de Chile, n.pr., dated 9 June 1813. - 4°, disbound. Caption title. Minor soiling. In good to very good condition. (1 l.), printed on both sides. *** FIRST EDITION? Briseño refers to a folio edition of the same year; both editions listed in OCLC seem to be 4º (18 cm. and 20 cm.); priority has not been established. The proclamation urges inhabitants of the island of Chiloé who are fighting for the Spanish to reconsider their allegiance, arguing that they are naturally bound more closely to their fellow Americans than to the Spanish, and that the Spanish will not keep any promises they have made to the soldiers. Printed at the end: "Francisco Antonio Perez - Jose Miguel Infante - Agustin Eyzaguirre - Mariano Egaña, Secretario," and dated Palacio de Gobierno de Santiago 9 de Junio de 1813.The inhabitants of Chiloé were staunch royalists, and in December 1817 the island became the last stronghold of the Spanish royalists fleeing from the Chilean mainland. The island was not fully incorporated into the Republic of Chile until 1826.*** Medina Santiago de Chile 44. Cf. Briseño I, 265 (calling for 1 p., folio). Not located in CCPBE. Not located in Rebiun. Not located in Copac. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Arabian antiquities of Spain.

      London Cadell & Davies 1813 - First edition. Large folio (66 x 49 cm), engraved title, 103 fine engraved plates and plans by E. Turrell, J. Roffe and others after Murphy, light foxing to title and first few leaves, contemporary half calf gilt, spine darkened and joints neatly repaired, a very attractive copy. The first book to provide English readers with an accurate idea of the arts and architecture of Moorish Spain. Architect, architectural draughtsman and author. James Cavanah Murphy is said to have been born of obscure parentage in Blackrock, Co. Cork, and to have trained as a bricklayer. A talent for drawing brought him to the attention of Sir James Chatterton, who provided the means for him to go to Dublin. In Dublin he became a pupil at the Dublin Society's drawing schools in about 1775. James Cavanah Murphy spent the last 12 years of his life preparing notes and drawings for a publication on this Moorish architecture. The resulting book, The Arabian Antiquities of Spain, was only partially published at his death in 1814. Thomas Hartwell Horne added text descriptions to Murphy's measured drawings, and the whole was reprinted in 1815. Murphy's careful documentation of the Great Mosque of Cordoba and the Alhambra in Granada are appreciative acknowledgements of the Moors' artistic achievements. BAL RIBA 2220; Cicognara 2536; Palau 186309.10 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of a Voyage in the Indian Seas in the Nisus Frigate

      London: Richard Phillips, 1813. First. Plain Linin Over Paper Boards. VG. to the Cape of Good hope, Isles of Bourbon, France and Seychelles, to Madras, and the Isles of Java, St Paul and Amsterdam. 112 pp. Folding map frontis. Bookplate of Percival Bishop. Plain binding deserves to be replaced as this is a rather scarce work and internally the condition warrants upgrading.

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        Visio Willi de Petro Plouhman, Item Visionem ejusdem de Dowel, Dobet et Dovest. The Vision of William concerning Peirs Plouhman, and The Visions of the same concerning the Origin, Progress, and Perfection of the Christian Life ...

      London, printed by John Harding for John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1813 & 1814.. Ascribed to Robert Langland, A secular Priest of the County of Salop; AND WRITTEN IN, OR IMMEDIATELY AFTER, THE YEAR MCCCLXII. Printed from a MS. contemporary with the author, collated with the two others of great antiquity and exhibting the original text; Together with an introductory discourse, a perpetual commentary, annotations, and a glossary. By Thomas Dunham Whitaker, Vicar of Whalley and Rector of Heysham, in Lancashire. FIRST EDITION OF THIS PRINTING 1813. Thick 4to, approximately 290 x 205 mm, 11½ x 8 inches, apart from the Introductory Discourse, printed throughout in red and black in Gothic type in Middle English with paraphrase notes below, on heavy stock paper, decorative wood-engraved initials and tail-pieces. Pages: [iv], i-xlviii, [iv] - Errata, 1-412, [2], 1-31 - (notes and glossary) followed by: Pierce the Ploughmans Crede printed in red and black, 42 pages including separate half-title and title page, plus colophon. Bound by C. S. Smith of Edinburgh in full smooth calf to imitate early binding, gilt lettered label to spine, blind decoration to spine and covers, all edges gilt. Binding rubbed and scuffed, pale offset to pages from text, occasional pale age-browning, free endpapers at front and rear have pale age-browning, bookplate to first pastedown, occasional small pale mark and fox spots to margins, otherwise a very good tight clean copy. Piers Plowman (written c. 137090) or Visio Willelmi de Petro Ploughman (William's Vision of Piers Plowman) is a Middle English allegorical narrative poem by William Langland. It is written in unrhymed alliterative verse divided into sections called passus (Latin for "step"). It is considered by many critics to be one of the greatest works of English literature of the Middle Ages, along with Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and the Pearl Poet's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Piers Plowman contains the first known allusion to a literary tradition of Robin Hood tales. (Wikipedia). THIS IS A VERY HEAVY BOOK AND WILL REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Publicatie, Wy Willem Frederik, by de Gratie Gods, Prince van Oranje Nassau, Souverein Vorst der Vereenigde Nederlanden (...) Toen wij op den 2 dezer in Amsterdam (...).

      's-Gravenhage, G. Vosmaer, (1813). Plano, 525x430 mm. Reasonable condition, edges frayed, small tear on the fold. Paper a little browned. Illustrated with a woodcut royal coat-of-arms, that due to wear of the block seems to have been used many times before. One of the first pamphlets by the new Kingdom of The Netherlands. Unknown publication, not in Knuttel, not in Picarta, compare Knuttel 23527.

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        Ueber Strassenbeleuchtung mit Steinkohlen durch die Thermolampe vorzüglich in Hinsicht ihrer Anwendung im Großen (pp.38-48, 1 gefalt. Tab., 1 Taf.).

      Schweigger's Journal, 8. - Nürnberg, in der Schrag'schen Buchhandlung, 1813, 8, VIII, 469 pp., 2 Tab., 1 Taf.4 Beilagen: 17 + (4) 24 + 4 10 +(4) 16 + (4) pp., HLdrBd. d.Zt. Erste Straßenbeleuchtung in Deutschland "Beschreibung der Strassenbeleuchtungsversuche mit Steinkohlen, angestellt im Winter 1811-12" in der Fischergasse in Freiberg/ Sachsen!Wilhelm August Lampadius (1772-1842) "ist in Hehlen a. d. Weser am 8. 8. 1772 als Sohn eines Offiziers, der in englischen Diensten stand, geboren. Sein Vater ging dienstlich nach Amerika und ist dort verschollen. So lag die Erziehung des Knaben allein in den Händen der Mutter und deren Schwager, des Pastors Prössel zu Bofzen bei Fürstenberg. Die Liebe zu den Naturwissenschaften zeigte sich schon früh. Mit 12 Jahren konfirmiert, kam der Junge als Lehrling in die Ratsapotheke nach Göttingen. Aus Neujahrgeschenken, die er als Lehrling erhielt, und mit den Gaben einiger Verwandten hatte er während der Lehre 75 Taler erspart, mit denen er sein Studium begann. Er beschreibt es als einen der glücklichsten Augenblicke seines Lebens, wie er zum ersten Male, der harten Knechtschaft der Lehre entronnen, als ein freier Jüngling, ein Göttinger Bursch, in seiner Studentenbunde - sogar mit einem Sofa - gesessen hätte mit den schönsten Aussichten, die Natur und namentlich Meteorologie zu studieren. Sein großer Gönner wurde Professor Lichtenberg. Lichtenberg, Gmelin, Kästner, Murray, Blumenbach gaben ihm freien Zutritt zu den Kollegs, die er 1790 bis 1793 mit Eifer besucht hat. Vielleicht hat Lampadius von Lichtenberg den leichten Hang zur Satire - in Gestalt eines gutmütigen Humors - angenommen. Möglicherweise hat Lampadius auch von Lichtenberg, der ja zu Weihnachten 1783 damit begann, Aerostaten-Versuche anzustellen, zuerst über das Gas gehört. Ohne Frage aber war es wohl Lichtenberg, der Betreuer der englischen Prinzen Ernst August (nachmals König von Hannover) und Georg, der ihm das Amt des Einpaukers der Prinzen vermittelte. Gegen Ende des dritten Studienjahres forderte ihn Graf v. Sternberg als Begleiter zu einer Reise durch Rußland nach China auf, die wegen der Ausweisung durch die Polizei aber in Moskau abgebrochen wurde. So kam Lampadius als Privatsekretär des Grafen nach Böhmen, wo er sich der Chemie und deren praktischer Anwendung in den kleinen Industriebetrieben widmete. Von hier aus wurde er 1794 nach Freiberg zur Bergakademie zuerst als a. o. Professor berufen. Im Jahre darauf, also 23 Jahre alt, wurde er zum o. Professor für allgemeine Chemie ernannt. Er war sehr vielseitig mit der technischen Anwendung seiner chemischen Kenntnisse beschäftigt. Man kann nur die Hauptgebiete hier nennen: Agrikulturchemie, Düngesalze. Rübenzuckerfabrikation, wegen der ihn Napoleon I. und auch Carl August von Weimar zu Rate zog. Überhaupt war er stets bereit, in den Fabriken der Umgebung Ratschläge zu erteilen. So kam er auch zum Hüttenwesen. Ab 1797 hielt er einen Kursus für Hüttenkunde. Er kam mit Faber du Faur in Wasseralfingen zusammen, dem rührigen württembergischen Hüttenmann, der mit Gasgeneratoren und Heißwind im Hochofen arbeitete. Im Freiberger Bezirk führte Lampadius den Heißwind ein. Berühmte Schüler waren Alexander von Humboldt und Henrik Steffens. Mit Berzelius und Mitscherlich stand er in inniger Verbindung. Nach 48 Jahren erfolgreicher Tätigkeit in Freiberg verstarb er nach einem langen, aber nicht schmerzlichen Krankenlager am 13. 4. 1842. So war der Mann beschaffen, der sich als erster Wissenschaftler an einer technischen Lehranstalt der Gaserzeugung zuwandte. Schon im Jahre 1798 begann er mit Entgasungsversuchen an einer Menge brennbarer Stoffe und veröffentlichte die Ergebnisse über Ausbeutezahlen und Aschengehalt in den Sammlungen chemischer Abhandlungen, 3. Band, 1800, Dresden bei Walther.Bereits erwähnt ist, daß Lampadius dem Kurfürsten in seinem Schloße in Dresden bereits 1799 eine Thermolampe vorgeführt hat. Sollte er damit erreicht haben, daß die Fürsten dieses Landes ihr Auge von der neuen Beleuchtungsart nicht abwandten und die Treiber wurden, daß die spätere königliche Regierung die Stadtbeleuchtung in Dresden als erstem Unternehmen der öffentlichen Hand erbaut hat? Andere technische Verkohlungsversuche im Großen hat er in den "Erfahrungen im Gebiete der Chemie und Hüttenkunde", Weimar, Sachs. Ind. Comptoir, 1815 bekanntgegeben. Hier wird auch über Braunkohle, Erdkohle, Moorkohle berichtet. 1817 stellte er fest, daß er seit 20 Jahren auf dem gräflich Bucquoischen Eisenwerke Gabrielenhütte Buchenholz zur Gewinnung von Teer und Essig verkohlt und das Gas zur Unterfeuerung benutzt habe. Lampadius berührte das Dilemma bei der Holzverkohlung: Arbeitet man mit mäßiger Temperatur, erhält man eine gute Holzkohle, aber wenig und schlecht leuchtendes Gas bei hoher Temperatur ergibt sich aber mit einem besseren Gase eine schwammige Holzkohle. Er beansprucht für sich, den ersten Gedanken, das Gas in Hütten zu Heizzwecken heranzuziehen, gehabt zu haben. "Zur Ergänzung des Geschichtlichen über die Benützung der bei der Verkohlung der Brennmaterialien verlorengehenden Stoffe sei es mir erlaubt, hier anzuführen, daß meine Versuche hierüber im Jahre 1797 begannen. In diesem Jahre röstete ich in dem hiesigen Henkeischen Laboratorium zuerst Kiese durch das brennende gekohlte Hydrogengas (ein Name, der in den alten Schriften immer wieder durcheinander für Kohlengas oder Methan gebraucht wurde), welches bei der Verkohlung des Holzes entweich. .. Bei diesen Versuchen war mir der jetzige Salineninspektor, Herr Klemm, behilflich. Herr Murdock, dessen Versuche ich aber nicht kannte, und ich haben uns mithin in Hinsicht der Ansprüche auf die Entdeckung der Anwendung des gekohlten Hydrogengases zu teilen. Er gab das Licht und ich die Wärme. .. Die Steinkohlengasbeleuchtung fing ich hier zuerst an, nachdem dunkle Nachrichten über dieselbe während der traurigen Continentalsperre aus dem gewerbereichen England zu uns drangen. Die kriegerischen Unruhen und der Geldmangel haben uns in Sachsen bis jetzt von der weiteren Ausführung dieses neuen Industriezweiges abgehalten. .. Es war den 24. Januar 1816, an welchem ich das Steinkohlengaslicht (in Deutschland zuerst) auf dem kgl. Sächs. Amalgamierwerk in der Halsbrücke bei Freiberg anzünden konnte." Nach dieser Aufzeichnung des Lampadius selbst könnte die Nachricht, er habe bereits 1811 einen Teil der Fischergasse in Freiberg beleuchtet, als widerspruchsvoll bezeichnet werden. Vermutlich hat aber Lampadius diese Anlage, die vier Wochen im Betriebe war, nur als Versuch gewertet, während die Beleuchtung im Amalgierwerk eine Dauereinrichtung war. Sie hat mit Erweiterungen im Jahre 1825 bis 1894 gearbeitet. Lampadius hat sich mehr als alle wissenschaftlichen Forscher bis dahin in die Technik vertieft. Statt dem damals üblichen Schattenphotometer nach Rumford zum Vergleich der Leuchtkraft zweier Flammen benutzte er einen Tubus, in der trübe Hornglas- oder Beinglasscheiben eingesetzt wurden, bis das anvisierte Licht nicht mehr sichtbar war. Damit gewann er nach der Zahl der notwendigen Gläser eine Skala von Dunkelheit = o bis zum hellsten Licht (Sauerstoff mit Phosphor) = 100, z. B. Öllampe = Vollmond 37, Talglicht 30, Probierofen 42, Gaslicht 45, Glasofen 62, Sonnenlicht 85 usw. Über die Mängel z. B. aus Ungenauigkeiten der Trübungen soll hier nicht gerechtet werden. Der Versuch, eine absolute Skala zu schaffen, ist aber zu bewundern.y In der Gaserzeugung stellte er den Einfluß der wirksamen Gaskühlung gegenüber den unzureichenden englischen Kühlern - als Schlangen im Behälterwasser - fest. Daraufhin entwickelte er einen besonderen Vorkühler aus einer flachen Bleiblechblase. Besonders hat sich Lampadius mit der Verwertung des Teeres befaßt. Er hielt ihn für eine gute Maschinenschmiere, beschrieb das Verfahren, ihn als Rostschutz für Eisen zu verwenden und gab ein Rezept mit Zuschlägen für die damals eine große Rolle spielenden Eisenkitte. Er beschrieb auch die Weiterverarbeitung des Teeres in Blasen zur Entfernung des Wassers und Gewinnung von Terpentinöl, mit dem er Versuche als Beleuchtungsöl angestellt hat. Der Rückstand sei ein sehr schönes schwarzes Pech. Angeregt durch die Übersetzung des Accum und Nachrichten im Hermbstädt'schen Bulletin hat er sich nach 1817 auch mit der Zersetzung des Teeres zur Gaserzeugung befaßt. Er hat nach Vorbildern ein glühendes schrägliegendes Eisenrohr benutzt, in das der Teer eintropfte, wobei er auch sonst schlecht verwertbare Öle anderen Ursprungs "thermisch krackte". Der sich im Rohr absetzende Koks mußte von Hand entfernt werden. Lampadius hielt Leinölgas für Haushaltsanlagen wegen der geringen erforderlichen Hitze - das Rohr eingebaut in den Kochherd - für vorteilhaft. Überhaupt machte sich Lampadius Gedanken, wie die Gasbeleuchtung gefördert werden könnte. Ihrer allgemeinen Einführung zur Straßenbeleuchtung stände die nach den napoleonischen Kriegen entstandene Geldknappheit entgegen. Man solle so beginnen, daß man einzelne Hausbesitzer durch Subventionen ermutige, Hausanlagen in die Kachelöfen einzubauen, und diese verpflichte, als Gegenleistung einen Wandarm zur Straßenbeleuchtung außerhalb des Hauses anzubringen. Später erklärte er, daß mit Hilfe des Gasbehälters, den er erst 1815 kennengelernt hat, die Straßenbeleuchtung auch von einer Gasfabrik möglich würde. Man fühlt gerade aus diesen Anregungen, daf hier am Wirtschaftlichen die Möglichkeiten des Professors ihr Ende fanden." Johannes Körting, Geschichte der Deutschen Gasindustrie, pp.56-60

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