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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JOHN ADAMS TO MERCY OTIS WARREN]

      Quincy [Ma.]. Nov. 24, 1813.. [2]pp. Quarto. Old fold lines. A few small spots of foxing, faint stain from wax seal. Very good. In a folio-sized half morocco and cloth clamshell box, leather labels. A warm letter from former President John Adams to his dear friend and writer, Mercy Otis Warren, with whom he had been recently reconciled after their long falling out. Throughout the Revolutionary period, historian, poet, and dramatist Mercy Otis Warren actively corresponded on political matters with numerous leaders, including Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and especially John Adams, who became her literary mentor in those early years of unrest. In 1805 her literary career culminated with the publication of THE HISTORY OF THE RISE, PROGRESS, AND TERMINATION OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. The book's sharp criticisms of Adams - that his passions and prejudices often debilitated his judgment and that he had demonstrated a distinct leaning toward monarchy during his sojourn in England - led to a heated correspondence and a breach in their friendship in 1807. After nearly five years Elbridge Gerry managed to effect a reconciliation between Mercy and Abigail and John. It was Mrs. Adams who sent word to Mercy on Sept. 15, 1813 that her daughter, Nabby, had died of breast cancer a month earlier. Adams' opening salutation in this letter likely refers to condolences sent by Warren, and suggests that Nabby's death prompted an invitation to visit her: "I am very much obliged to you for your civilities to my wife, my son, Coll Smith and my granddaughters. My girls have long expressed an earnest desire to see Madam Warren, and have been highly gratified by their visit and very grateful for the kind hospitality, the social enjoyments and instructive conversations they experienced. I congratulate you Madam on the happy marriage of a granddaughter who once obliged us with a very short visit. I was delighted with her manners and accomplishments, and found her visit much too short. May every blessing attend her and all your family, in whose prosperity I take a constant interest." Adams moves beyond the opening exchange of family pleasantries to discuss Thomas McKean's comments on Mrs. Warren's late brother, the brilliant but erratic James Otis, Jr., at the 1765 Stamp Act Congress. "Governor M.Keans notice of your brother I thought worth preserving in your family. The oddity of the dialogue and the particular moment of its composition were the circumstances that made it rather an object of curiosity than use. I think however the traits of character are correct." In a letter from McKean to Adams dated Aug. 20, 1813, McKean reminisces about the Stamp Act Congress that convened in New York on Oct. 7 to elect a president of that body: "In the Congress of 1765, there were several conspicuous characters. Mr. James Otis appeared to be the boldest and best speaker. I voted for him as our President, but Brigadier Ruggles succeeded by one vote, owing to the number of the committee from New York, as we voted individually" (THE WORKS OF JOHN ADAMS, X, pp.60-62). Adams then moves on to further reflection on the rest of her family of ardent patriots: "I know not madam what your father [James Otis, Sr.], your husband [James Warren] or your brother would think of these times." Adams, however, is reluctant to conjecture about what the future might hold for America. "A mighty effort of nature is in operation that no understanding below that Providence which superintends and directs it, can comprehend. An entire separation, in government at least, between America and Europe seems to be commencing: but what will be its course when and how it will terminate; and what influence it will have upon Asia and Africa, no living man, I believe will pretend to foresee." Nevertheless, Adams believes that he, Mercy, and their fellow patriots had long since laid the necessary groundwork for the political sanguinity of America, but whose fate no longer lay in their hands, due to advanced age. "We have acted our parts. The curtain will soon be drawn upon us. We must leave the future to that Providence which has protected us in the past. This sentiment of duty and interest I doubt not, Madam, will be approved by you; as I hope it is reallized [sic] with gratitude, and entire confidence and submission by your old friend and respectful humble servant." A cordial letter to an old friend, showing a more mature and philosophical John Adams. Warren was eighty-five at the time - she was older than Adams - and she died less than a year later.

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        Merly Library. A Catalogue of the Well Known and Celebrated Library of the late Ralph Willett

      ...which will be sold by Auction, by Leigh and Sotheby on Monday, December 6, 1813, and 16 following Days... 2 p.l., 119 pp. 8vo, cont. marbled boards, finely rebacked & recornered in calf, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. London: 1813. A fine copy of this uncommon catalogue, here printed on fine and thick paper with many outer and lower edges uncut. Willett (1719-95), after inheriting the family's West Indian estates, devoted his life to scholarship, botany, and the collecting of books and pictures. He formed a very rich library, strong in incunabula, travel, botany, topography, and architecture. His collections of incunabula and Caxtons, as well as four block books, were amongst the finest of the time. Willett published a splendid folio catalogue of his library in 1790 and it is possible that Dibdin had a hand in cataloguing some of the books for this sale catalogue. He certainly offered to look over the proofs of the early printed book descriptions and some of the notes look like his. For an account of Willett and his library, see Alan G. Thomas in The Book Collector (Winter: 1963), pp. 439-48. 2906 lots with some illuminated MSS. ❧ De Ricci, p. 88. Jackson 33. .

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        The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

      London: Lackington, Allen & Co, 1813. leather_bound. Late 19th century full brown, mottled calf. Aeg. Fine. 2 Vols./No Dust Jacket. Rowlandson, Thomas. 234 & 205 pages. 20.5 x 12.5 cm. Hand colored frontispiece by Thomas Rowlandson. Smollett's influence has been as important as his achievement." [see: CBEL Vol. X, p.37]. Hume said that Smollett was like a coco-nut, rough outside, but full of human kindness within. After Fielding, Smollett counts as the greatest purveyor of comic prose-epic of contemporary life to his generation, if not to his century. [see:DNB]. Bound by R. Wallis, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, double gilt cover border panels, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, two leather spine labels, moderate text toning.

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        Instruction sur le service de l'Artillerie. A l'usage des MM les eleves des Ecoles militaires etablies a Saint-Cyr et a Saint-Germain....Precedee d'une Instruction sur les armes a feu at armes blanches portatives

      Paris: Magimel, third edition , 1813. xii and 283 pages. 2 folding plates, 2 folding tables of calibres and measurements of shot. Small 8vo. Contemporary tree calf gilt. Standard artillery textbook for the Napoleonic armies. The third edition is 'revue et augmentee d'un chapitre sur les manoeuvres...par M Bigot, chef de bataillon au Corps Imperial d'Artillerie.' It is unusual to find a manual in such fine condition.

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        The Natural History of Selborne,

      London: Printed for White, Cochrane, and Co., Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; J. Mawman; S. Bagster; J. and A. Arch; J. Hatchard; R. Baldwin; and T. Hamilton,, 1813. to which are added, the Naturalist Calendar, Miscellaneous Observations, and Poems. 2 volumes, octavo (210 x 135 mm). Bound by Zaehnsdorf in tan calf, raised bands to spines, dark red and green morocco labels, floral decorations to compartments and turn-ins gilt, triple frames to boards gilt, top edges gilt, others trimmed, marbled endpapers. Bound with the half-titles. Frontispiece to each, two engraved plates, one of which is hand-coloured. This set from the library of the Money-Coutts family with their bookplate to front pastedowns, dated 1889 signed J.D.B., i.e. John Dickson Batten (1860–1932). Occasional near contemporary pencil marginalia. Extremities slightly rubbed, spines a touch darkened, light offsetting from plates, Volume I with some minor spotting to margins of text block and a few foxed leaves. Otherwise an excellent set. An attractively bound set of this natural history, first published in 1789. Gilbert White (1720-93) was one of the first English naturalists to make careful observations of his surroundings and systematically record these.

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        Autograph musical manuscript of Devotional Melody No. 67

      45 measures scored for keyboard. Oblong octavo (105 x 340 mm.). Notated in ink. With 7 measures from another work to verso with text "behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed."With a presentation inscription in the hand of Novello's son Alfred attesting to the fact that the manuscript is in his father's hand. Very slightly worn, browned and soiled; several markings in dark red crayon; neatly cut vertically, with no loss of music. . Novello was an "organist, choirmaster, conductor, editor, publisher and composer... [He] became a choirboy at the Sardinian Embassy chapel, where he received organ lessons from Samuel Webbe. On Webbe's recommendation he was appointed organist, when not yet 17, to the Portuguese Embassy chapel in South Street, Grosvenor Square... He... made the chapel famous by his playing and by his choir's regular performances of Haydn's and Mozart's masses... Novello was a member of the Philharmonic Society from its foundation in 1813, and frequently directed its concerts from the keyboard. He also worked as conductor and accompanist with Angelica Catalani's opera company at the King’s Theatre." Rosemary Hughes in Grove online

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        Mimique. L'Art de Connaitre les Hommes sur Leurs Attitudes, Leurs Gestes et Leurs Demarches; D'Apres Lavater; Avec Trente-Deux Planches Coloriees

      Chez Saintin, Paris 1813 - 12 mo. 5.5 by 4 inches, 14 by 10 cm. [4], 42 pp. 32 hand-colored plates. Scarce, with only three institutional holdings of it located on OCLC. While the work might have been intended as a guide to the "science" of physiogamy, its value to us is in the insights it offers about the unspoken language of expression and gesture and how it might have been intrepreted at the time. Thus we are shown that this particular appearance indicates a person incapable of introspection, this other, the confusion of an incorrigibly heartless, dishonest individual. We might reject the connection between the appearance and the character type, but the belief at the time would certainly have informed actors at the time in how to convey the personality of the characters they were playing, and in everyday life average people had to have consciously sought to mold their behavior to present themselves flatteringly in accordance with the principles set forth in such a work. So this modest entertaining book enriches our understanding of manners and culture of the day beyond that provided in costume anthologies and other works. With the contemporary wraps. Corner creases. Minor soiling and wear. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Principal Rivers of Wales Illustrated...

      John George Wood 1813. Consisting of a series of Views from the source of each river to its mouth. Accompanied by Descriptions, Historical, Topographical, and Picturesque. In 2 parts (vols) (complete). In contemporary dark blue half leather with marbled boards, corners and edges a little bumped and worn, gilt tooling. Spine looks like it has been very carefully relaid, has raised bands, title and lots of tooling in gilt, edges bumped and worn. Internally, new end papers, title page has the old ink name of one of the subscribers at head, dedication, advert, contents, list of subscribers, 137 pp. Volume 2, front hinge a little weak, title page, again with subscribers name (Baillie), map and 284 pp. An extra illustrated copy, possibly subscribers edition?, with no plate list, but a total of 159 plates of which 24 are double page, and 4 folding maps. A marvelous copy, should be the cornerstone to any British plate book! Lowndes v4,1981. OCLC 23479994 + see article by John R Kenyon of Nat Museums & Galleries of Wales.

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        Wiener Kalender auf das Jahr 1813. Wien, Georg Müller (1812). 70 x 30 mm. 20 Bll. (Titel in Schwarz und Rot), mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 12 kolorierten Kupfertafeln, Goldschnitt, illustrierter OSeidenband.

      . . Nicht bei Köhring und Lanckoronska-Rümann.- Im Klein-Hochformat erschienener Wiener Miniaturkalender mit reizenden kolorierten Kupfern, die für jeden Monat einen Handwerksberuf zeigen: Schlosser, Wagner, Tischler, Schuster, Papiermacher, Buchdrucker, Kaufmann, Müller, Buchbinder, Schneider, Drechsler und Weber.- Titel mit kl. Steuerstempel, eine Tafel im oberen Bug etwas lädiert, Bindung etwas schwach, Innenspiegel mit oxidiertem Spiegel, Ebd. etwas fleckig und berieben, Rücken mit kleiner Fehlstelle.# Very rare Viennese miniature calendar with 12 contemporary colored copper plates with illustrations of professions: Locksmith, wagner, carpenters, shoemakers, paper makers, printers, merchant, miller, bookbinders, tailors, turner and weaver.

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        China: Its Costume, Arts, Manufactures, &c. Edited Principally from the Originals in the Cabinet of the late M. Bertin: With Observations Explanatory, Historical, and Literary. Four volumes in two.

      Very good. Two books containing volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4 with color plates. Third Edition 1813, Pp. (iv), 128; (ii), 125; (ii), 135; (ii), 160. With 80 coloured engraved plates. Edited in the cabinet of the late M. Berlin Observations by M. Breton The books contain information on China, its productions, religions, The emperor Kien-Long, . Methods of printing, embroidery, Chinese tombs, chinese fireworks, puppet shows, and Chinese junks, amongst many other topics of everyday life in the 18th Century. The book cover is leather with gold binding. All the color plates are in immaculate condition These two volumes give us a rare glimpse of China and its culture long before the Revolution 2 volume set.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      On September 13, 1813, this 24-year-old U.S. Navy officer commanding the schooner "Scorpion" captured the British ship "Little Belt" during the Battle of Lake Erie, which made Champlin's cousin Oliver Perry a household name; Champlin's ship fired the first shot of that battle and the last shot of that battle -- and he himself was the last survivor of that battle; later in that war he was wounded when his ship was taken on Lake Huron, but he went on to enjoy a distinguished career, retiring as a commodore; Champlin, Minnesota, is named in his honor, as are not one but two naval ships. ALS, 1p, 6¼" X 7¼", Buffalo, NY, 1858 November 8. Addressed to D. Bethune Duffield (1821-91, well known scholar and poet). Good plus. Some edge chips on bottom and left edges; minor age toning, and old archival mend on verso -- but overall fairly attractive and boldly penned. On September 16, 1858 celebrations took place near Detroit marking the 45th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, at which time Duffield read a poem, "Perry's Victory on Lake Erie." Apparently afterward he sent the text to Champlin, asking him to verify the truthfulness of his account. This is Champlin's reply, which reads in part: "Your letter of 4th inst. asking for an expression as to the correctness of the Poem delivered by you on the occasion of the celebration of the 45th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie at Put-in Bay Sept. 10th 1858 is received, I am most happy to say that in all its essentials it is one of the most perfect accounts of the Battle that I have ever had the pleasure of listening to or reading and I shall always hold you in grateful remembrance for the complimentary manner in which you speak of my performance...." Boldly signed, along with "Captain U.S. Navy." A superb example of this uncommon autograph with absolutely choice content.

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        Die Elb Brücke nach Harburg, von Hamburg.

      . Erbaut in 83 Tagen im Jahr 1813. Südlicher Theil Länge der ganzen Brücke 15173 Fuss. Handcoloured engraving by Cornelius Suhr after a drawing by Chr. Suhr. No date and place. [Hamburg ca. 1840]. 46 x 61,5 cm. * The wooden bridge is presented with a column of mounted hussars crossing. The city is seen in the background..

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        Kirby's Wonderful and Eccentric Museum: or, Magazine of Remarkable Characters; including all the Curiosities of Nature and Art from the remotest Period to the Present Time. Drawn from every authentic Source. Illustrated with Elegant Engravings. Vol. IV (Fourth Volume).

      London. Printed by Barnard and Sultzer for R. S. Kirby. 1813.. Title, (2), 428 pages and 4 pages "Index" and 17 plates with 17 Illustrations. (No binding. Paper partially stained). 20x13 cm. Very rare. Complete with 17 plates and 2 illustrations in text. Engraved portraits of: John Bellingham, who shot The Tt. Hon. Spencer Perceval; The Cambridge Gian Thomas Bell; Miss Hawtin; James Sharpe Egland, The Flyin Pye Man; Ann Moore, The Fasting Woman of Tutbury; Esther Hammerton Sexton; George Valobra; Captain Barclay; Andrew Whiston; Mrs. Elizabeth Woodcock found buried in The Snow 1799 near Cambridge; Jedidiah Buxton; Zerah Colburn, Remarkable for solving Arithmetical questions; Richard Patch; General John Reid; Chevalier D'Eon de Beaumont; Dr. Isaac Gosset, The Greatest Collector of curious Books of this time and: The Great Bell of Moscow (Illustration in Text); Wicker-work on Islington Church (Illustration in Text); A Wonderful Cock with four Legs!;

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heinzelmännchen Karl Heinzel]
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        Gyokai Ryakuga Shiki [Simplified Forms of Drawing Fishes and Shells]

      Osaka: Fukusada Tobei, 1813. 257 x 175 mm, with 30 double-page colour woodblock prints; in fine condition in the original orange stitched wrappers, in chitsu clasped case. Beautiful Japanese woodblock book depicting more than fifty varieties of marine life - fish, crustaceans, a whale, a spiny lobster, and other interesting inhabitants of the sea. 'A classic naturalistic work, reminiscent of Ryusui's Umi no sachi…' (Charles Vilnis), this is a 'famous book, appreciated by scholars and collectors both in Japan and in the West, including Duret, Binyon, Corbin, Javal, Gonse, Hayashi, et al. Keisai was influenced by his friend Hokusai, and also studied under Kitao Shigemasa, hence the source of his name' (Jerrold Stanoff). 'Keisai [1764-1824] studied under the master Ukiyo-e painter, Kitao Shigemasa and worked under the studio name of Kitao Masayoshi, in 1797 became the official painter to the Daimyo of Tsuyama, also trained under the most celebrated Kano Eisen'in…' (Roberts, Dictionary of Japanese Artists, p.75). Mitchell (p.517) gives an explanation of the complex bibliography of this work, which first appeared in 1802 as Tatsu no miya tsuko with a collection of haiku.

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        Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa. Part the Second. Greece Egypt and the Holy Land. 3 volumes

      London T Cadell & W Davies 1813. Cover and spine worn with boards detached. Text block firm. Scattered browning and offsetting. Rear map loose in third volume. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with minimal marking Second Edition and First Editions Leather cover 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 720pp; 822pp;735pp. Illustrated with many full page engravings, maps (some double page) and woodcuts within the text. First section, is the second edition published 1813; the second section published 1814; the third section published 1816. The third section has an added supplement '..Respecting the author's journey from Constantinople to Vienna containing his account of the gold mines of Transylvania and Hungary.'.

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        Excellent War of 1812 Gen. Andrew Jackson Document Signed with direct association to his earning the nickname ?Old Hickory?

      Manuscript Document Signed ?Andrew Jackson / Major Genl? and ?John Coffee? as Col Cavalry, one page, 7.75? x 13?. Camp Jackson [Natchez, Mississippi Territory], March 8, 1813. On watermarked laid paper expertly restored. Fine condition.John Coffee (1772-1833) commanded troops under Gen. Jackson in the Creek wars (1813-1814) and the Battle of New Orleans. President Jackson appointed Coffee and Secretary of War John Eaton to negotiate treaties with southeast American Indian tribes to accomplish removal, a policy authorized by the Indian Removal Act of 1830. He also negotiated treaties with the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes. Coffee was married to Mary Donelson, a niece of Mrs. Jackson.Headed ?Provision return for the Regiment of Tennessee volunteer / Cavalry under the command of Col. Coffee a part of the / detachment under the Command of Major Genl Jackson / for the 8th Day of March 1813.?General Jackson orders a day?s rations for 519 soldiers. Boldl

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        Recueil des Dessins d'Ornements d'Architecture de la Manufacture de J. Jph. Heiligenthal et Cie. à Strasbourg, successeur de Mr. Beunat. Contenant tout ce qui a rapport à la Décoration des Appartemens tels que Panneaux, Dessus de Portes, Dessus de Glaces, Frises, Pilastres, Montants, Rosaces, Entablements, Moulures, Ecoinsons, Modillons, &c. &c

      1813. Strasbourg, J. Jph. Heiligenthal, (1813). 86 full-page engraved plates, printed on the recto only (engraved title + plates 2 -86). Folio. Original dark green paper boards (rubbed). Edges stained yellow. Trade catalogue of Jacques Joseph Heiligenthal (1785 - 1870), successor of M. Beunat in Strassbourg, showing hundreds of ornaments for interior decoration. [c.f. Metropolitan Museum of Art 59.501].

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Des Pflanzenreichs achter Theil.]

      -,, [Wien, 1813 - [Wien, -, 1813.] LIX Tafeln. Priv. Pp. der Zeit. Nissen BBI 2152. Altkolorierter Tafelband ohne den Text. Durchschossenes Exemplar. - Ebd. leicht berieben. - Sehr schöne leuchtende Kupfer. Band Acht des zehnbändigen Werkes. Deutsch

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        John Adams champions the U.S. Navy during the War of 1812

      Autograph letter signed "John Adams", to William Jones, Quincy, [Mass.], April 24, 1813. 2 pages, 9 7/8" x 7¾". Small docket hole in upper left corner, closed short tear on bottom margin with residual stain. Pale blue moire folding case, blue morocco spine, 3 teal morocco lettering pieces.The ?Father of the American Navy? congratulates the Secretary of the Navy on his recent appointment, recommends a future rear admiral, and encourages publication of an American naval history as ?beneficial to the Interest, the Safety, the Independence the Honour Power and Glory of [the] Country.? Though Adams disclaims ?any Pride or Vanity? in his role in the creation of the Navy, he was still actively promoting the often neglected branch of the service.Transcript: "Quincy April 24. 1813, Dear Sir, As it ever has been, and forever ought to be, a general Rule of The Presidents and Heads of Departments not to answer Letters soliciting or recommending Appointments to Office:

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        Researches into the Physical History of Man

      London: John and Arthur Arch, 1813. Large octavo, 558 pp. and 2pp. errata, tall untrimmed copy; in a neat modern binding. Rare work by the important scientist James Cowles Prichard (sometimes Pritchard), a precursor to Darwin, with a lengthy chapter 'Of the South-Sea and Indian Islanders.' Following from the work of Buffon and Blumenbach, Prichard was one of the first to attempt such an all-encompassing study of the peoples of the world. As a result, his comparative chapter on the south seas is a highly important and very early contribution, with detailed notice of New Holland, New Zealand, Tahiti and the Sandwich Islands, to name just the most prominent regions. In no small part based on his study of the voyages of Cook - notably the account of the third voyage - Prichard's work also takes into account a roll-call of important explorers, including Dampier, Bougainville, Forrest, and the Forsters. Much of the work relating to Port Jackson is further derived from the two-volume account of David Collins. Although little known today, Prichard's influence on the succeeding generation of scientists, notably Darwin himself, should not be underestimated. An early member of the Aboriginal Protection Society, and remembered for his ground-breaking work on mental illness, he is also recognised as one of the first major scientists to work on ideas of proto-evolution. Although his premises now sound rather quaint - the Dictionary of National Biography notes that 'Prichard's main ethnological aim was to prove the unity of mankind and to vindicate the veracity of the anthropology laid down in Genesis' - this need not discount his significance to the development of evolutionary ideas. Indeed, it was in this first edition that Prichard came closest to pinpointing the common human heritage as having developed in Africa, a conclusion that was omitted in later editions. Despite sometimes disagreeing with the conclusions of Prichard, Darwin is known to have had both the third and fourth editions of this work in his library, and to have written in the latter, while working on the question of dispersal of species in preparing the Origin of Species, 'How like my book all this will be!' Despite underlining the book's significance to Australia, Ferguson noted only the British Museum copy, but it is since known to have been acquired by the State Library of New South Wales. The maps referred to by Ferguson relate to a portfolio issued in conjunction with a much later edition and are not, of course, present here.

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        Petits Voyages Pittoresques dans l'Asie, l'Afrique, l'Amerique, la Polynesie et les Terres Australes... par M. le Baron de M****

      Paris: Chex Saintin, 1813. Two volumes, square duodecimo, with a total of 32 plates including the frontispieces, a little modest foxing, gentle water staining of the preliminaries of the second volume, yet a very good set in recent marbled boards. A fine copy of a rare work: as the title suggests this book showcases the native peoples of exotic and relatively recently discovered lands. It includes one section, with accompanying plate, dedicated to the Australian Aborigines. The work is known for the interest and diversity of its subjects, with sections, to name a few, on Java, Siam, the Iroquois, and the Hottentots. There are also many peoples from the Pacific noticed, including the inhabitants of Kamchatka (I, 20-28); the Moluccas (II, 38-43); Tahiti (II, 57-65); and California (II, 97-99). There is a particularly good section on New Holland (I, 29-37), which takes notice of the discoveries of Captain Cook on the east coast, and the newer colony at Botany Bay. Mention is made of the kangaroo and the platypus, but of course, most of the brief article relates to the Aborigines, with observations on some of their customs, and mention of the Baudin voyage, particularly the role of the artist on the voyage, François Peron. Interestingly, there are lengthy appendices to both volumes, which take the form of "Anecdotes Intéressantes", and which are designed to complement the regional chapters. These appendices include everything from anecdotes regarding expeditions in northern Africa, through to stories of the tribes of Louisiana. Of particular note is the brief account of the massacre of the French explorer and contemporary of Captain Cook, Marion de Fresne, by Maori in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

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        The Voyages of Captain James Cook Round the World . Printed verbatim from the original editions

      London: Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1813. Duodecimo, seven volumes bound in five, with portrait frontispiece of Cook, two folding maps and 29 folding plates; a few plates a little chipped and creased; a very good set in a handsome modern binding of half-calf gilt. Abridged set of the voyages. A really attractive set of Captain Cook's collected voyages in an elegant binding by Morrell. This scarce edition is an abridgement of the first, second and third voyage accounts edited from the official versions authorised by the Admiralty. This was one of two contemporary editions made from surplus sheets and plates from the volumes relating to Cook's voyages which first appeared in Mavor's General collection of voyages (1809-1810). Both versions follow the same organization as Mavor, but each was issued with new title-pages. 'With regard to the correct number of plates found in each volume, this work is a bibliographic riddle… the key numbers for the plates are sometimes correct for this issue and sometimes evidently meant for the earlier series. The result is that the binder has frequently placed plates in the wrong position, or even in the wrong volumes' (Forbes, in the Hawaiian National Bibliography, of the 1809 version). The present copy corresponds exactly with Forbes' collation, a testament to the 'bibliographic riddle' surrounding these books. The set is scarce with Beddie locating copies only in the Mitchell and National Libraries. Forbes adds another in a private collection.

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        The Bay of Biscay, From the Latest Original Executed at the French Depot Marine. Embellished with Views Taken by Admiral Knight. Second Edition. Revised and Corrected Octr. 25th, 1813.

      1813 - London: 1813, coloured, 690 x 830mm. Backed onto blue paper as issued. Some faint staining. A detailed chart of the Bay of Biscay from Ushant to Cape Finisterre in northern Spain, with four inset charts of harbours and rivers, and coastal profiles after Knight, a Rear Admiral of the Blue. Published during the Napoleonic War the chart is apparently based on a captured French chart. However, on verso is the label of Arbon & Krup, a firm of chart sellers in Rotterdam: the Dutch were allies of the French in the war.

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        LIFE OF NELSON

      London, John Murray, bookseller to the Admiralty and to the Board of Longitude, 1813.FIRST EDITION 1813, 2 volumes, LARGE PAPER COPY. 8vo, 185 x 115 mm, 7¼ x 4½ inches, engraved frontispiece portrait of Nelson to Volume I, and engraved frontispiece with 5 examples of Nelson's signature to Volume II, pages: viii, 253; viii, 276, verso of last page in each volume is an advert (the advert page in Volume II is numbered 276), both half - titles present, but LACKING 1 PAGE OF PRELIMS IN VOLUME II (Dedication leaf?), bound in half dark green roan, gilt lettering, decoration and rules to spines, marbled boards, speckled edges. Bindings rubbed, small chip with loss of leather to head of Volume II, small crack to foot of lower hinge, shelf wear to edges and corners, both frontispieces have uneven age - browning, title pages have pale age - browning, 3 pages in Volume I have foxing to lower margins not affecting text, occasional pale fox spot to margins, engraved armorial bookplate to first pastedown of each volume (Bernard Stevens Walker), otherwise a very good set. See: National Maritime Museum Catalogue of the Libarary Volume 2 part 1, page 306, No. 927 which has the same advert count as our set. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Memoire sur le vomissement. With: De l'influence de l'emetique sur l'homme

      Paris: Crochard, 1813. <p>(1) Mémoires sur le vomissement. . . . [2], 48pp. (2) De l&#146;influence de l&#146;émétique sur l&#146;homme et les animaux. . . . 62pp. 2 items in 1, 8vo. Paris: Crochard, 1813. 203 x 125 mm. Quarter morocco, marbled boards in period style. Light toning and foxing, otherwise fine. </p><p>First Separate Editions. No. (1) is the very rare offprint of Magendie&#146;s classic description of the physiology of vomiting (G-M 985), still consulted by modern physiologists and mentioned in modern textbooks. No. (2) is the equally rare offprint of Magendie&#146;s report on his continuing experiments with emetics. Magendie proved, against the then-current theory of Haller, that the stomach was passive, not active, in vomiting. This is essentially correct; however, Magendie failed to observe the active role of the pyloric end of the stomach in his account. Olmsted, Magendie, pp. 51-53; he does not cite these offprints in his bibliography.</p>

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        Partition du Nouveau seigneur de village. Opera comique en un acte. Paroles de M.M...... Dedie a son ami Martin

      . Paris : Boieldieu, PN 129, [1813]. - Partitur. [2] Bll. (Titel, blanco, Widmung, blanco), 162 S. Gestochen. Fol. Bibliotheksexpl. mit Stempeln auf Titel und Notenseiten. Mod. marmor. HLdr. // Full score. Engraved. Fol. Ex-library copy with stamps to title, occasionally to contents. Mod. marbled half-leather binding.. Äusserst seltene Erstausgabe der Partitur.

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        Materia medica of Hindoostan, and artisan&#39;s and agriculturalist&#39;s nomenclature

      Madras: By special permission of the Government of Madras, 1813. </p>First Book on the Materia Medica of India </p><p>Ainslie, Whitelaw (1767-1837). Materia medica of Hindoostan, and artisan&#146;s and agriculturist&#146;s nomenclature. 4to. [6], ii, [2], 301, [3], xlviii pp. Madras: Government Press, 1813. 230 x 186 mm. Modern half calf, marbled boards in period style, endpapers renewed. Small repair on title, light toning, occasional foxing but very good. Errata slip pasted to last page of contents. 19th century ownership inscription (&#147;Jno. Graham&#148;) on title; faint pencil inscription on verso. </p><p>First Edition of the First Book on the Materia Medica of India, and a pioneering work in the field of Indian medical history. The work is rare on the market; this is the first copy we have handled in over 40 years in the trade. It is extremely uncommon for books printed in India to survive in such good condition, given the country&#146;s extremely hot and humid climate. </p><p>Whitelaw Ainslie joined the British East India Company as an assistant surgeon in 1788 and spent the next 27 years in India, eventually rising to the position of superintending surgeon of the southern division of the army in Madras. Ainslie was one of the first European scholars to investigate the traditional Hindu medical system known as Ayurveda, and he was &#147;greatly impressed by the range and practical value of India&#146;s materia medica and by the skills of the physicians he encountered in Madras&#148; (Arnold, Colonizing the Body: State Medicine and Epidemic Disease in Nineteenth-Century India, p. 45). The specific purpose of Ainslie&#146;s Materia medica of Hindoostan was to make indigenous remedies available to the British Army, thus reducing its reliance on expensive imported drugs; however, his larger purpose was to bridge the gap between the medical cultures of Europe and Asia, and he was careful to distinguish the Indian medicines already known in Europe from those exclusively used by native physicians. </p><p>Materia medica of Hindoostan draws upon an enormous range of materials on Indian medicine, including numerous works in Sanskrit, Tamil, Persian and Arabic, all of which Ainslie cited in a bibliography at the end of his work. The names of the medicaments listed in the work are given in several languages, using roman, Tamil and Arabic types. Zysk, Medicine in the Veda, p. 264. </p>

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        Dictionnaire Chinois, Français et Latin , publié d&#39;aprés l&#39;ordre de sa Majesté l&#39;Empereur et Roi Napoléon le Grand

      Paris: Imprimerie Impériale, 1813. Large thick folio, woodblock printed Chinese characters within French and Latin letterpress; a fine copy in contemporary deep green half morocco, flat spine with ornate gilt ornament and lettering. The great Chinese language dictionary, published for Napoleon. A magnificent combination of scholarship and typographic design: the first trilingual Chinese-Latin-French dictionary, commissioned at Napoleon&#39;s personal request in 1809 and a most impressive publication, combining woodblock printed Chinese characters alongside French and Latin letterpress translations. A most important contribution to Western scholarship on China, the dictionary is unprecedented in both scope and lavish production, and reflects the emerging curiosity with Chinese language and culture amongst European scholars of the early nineteenth century. Although the title page attributes the dictionary to the French writer and traveller Chrétien de Guignes, it was actually based without acknowledgment on much earlier work: &#39;This first comprehensive Chinese-Latin-French dictionary was composed by the Italian Franciscan Basilio Brollo at Nanjing in the 1690s. The work circulated in manuscript form during the eighteenth century and, when it was finally published by de Guignes in 1813, using the manuscript copy in the Vatican library, Brollo was not acknowledged&#39; (Löwendahl). Basilio Brollo was born in Gemona in 1648 and joined the Franciscan Order at the age of 22. A gifted linguist, Brollo was selected to join the mission led by Bishop Bernardino della Chiesa which sailed for China in 1684. Successful in both translating and preaching the scriptures, Brollo was elected First Vicar Apostolic of China two years later and retained this title until 1700. This was a transitional period for Christian activity in China as Jesuit influence waned while the Franciscan missions became further established. Brollo died in Shaanxi in 1704. Although criticised by fellow scholars for appropriating Brollo&#39;s work, Chrétien de Guignes was a seasoned translator with working experience in China. The son of the orientalist Joseph de Guignes (now chiefly remembered for his fanciful attribution of Chinese characters to Egyptian hieroglyphs), Chrétien was employed as a translator to the Dutch embassy to the Imperial Court in 1794-95, the mission promoting the trading interests of the Dutch East India Company while celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the reign of the Qianlong Emperor. The Dutch were successful through compliance with the protocol of the Imperial Court, whereas other European emissaries were rebuffed on account of their refusal to do so. Accordingly, de Guignes and his companions enjoyed privileged access to the Court during the last years if the eighteenth century, experiences de Guignes published in Voyages a Pékin, Manille, et l&#39;île de France (Paris, 1808).

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        LETTERS FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN; containing a civil and political account of Sicily, Tripoly [sic], Tunis, and Malta: with biographical sketches, anecdotes and observations, illustrative of the present state of those countries

      London, printed for Henry Colburn; and sold by George Goldie, Edinburgh and John Cumming, Dublin, 1813.and their relative situation with respect to the British Empire ... FIRST EDITION 1813, 2 volumes, complete set, 8vo, approximately 210 x 1230 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, folding map frontispiece by Neele in each volume, pages: xviii, [4], 652; [8], 460, page 525 / 526 misplaced before page 523, bound in half calf over blue paper boards, raised bands, gilt rules and gilt lettering to spines, edges speckled red. Bindings stained and slightly worn, crude repair to head of spine on Volume I, tiny chip to upper corner of upper cover on Volume I, another to head of spine on Volume II, armorial bookplate of Capt. George B. Martin, R.N. on front pastedowns, maps lightly browned with light offsetting on themselves and on title pages, very occasional pale brown spotting, small chip to 3 fore - edges due to careless opening, small blank piece missing from 2 lower corners, tiny hole in 2 margins, small closed tear in text on page 147 Volume II, no loss of legibility, small chip to margin of 149, small pale damp stain to lower inner corner in Volume II from front endpaper to page 18, recurring from page 433 to the final page. A good sturdy set, binding tight and firm. Contents: Sicily (17 Letters, pages 3 - 652); Tripoli i.e. Libya (5 Letters, pages 1 - 132); Tunis (5 Letters, pages 135 - 268); Malta (4 Letters, pages 271 - 397) plus conclusion and Appendix. Edward Blaquiere, (1779?1832), Irish author and philhellene of Huguenot descent, entered the navy in 1794, and received his first commission as a lieutenant in 1801. He served in the British navy throughout the Napoleonic wars on various ships and especially in the Mediterranean. This was his first book reflecting his experiences and providing accounts of life and politics in the Mediterranean region especially in Sicily, Tripoli, Tunis, and Malta. There was little indication of Blaquiere's later radicalism in this early book. (ODNB). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A GEOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR OF THE PERSIAN EMPIRE.

      London, John Murray, 1813.FIRST EDITION 1813. 4to, approximately 310 x 240 mm, 12¼ x 9½ inches, pages: (8), 486 including index, (2) - errata and adverts, LACKING THE MAP which was on 2 sheets, and were issued separately, handsomely rebound in modern full calf, 2 green gilt lettered labels, extra gilt spine, gilt and blind decoration to borders, marbled endpapers. Slight foxing to title page and occasionally within, mainly at the beginning. Text block tight and firm. A good attractive clean copy of a scarce work on Persia (lacking the maps as noted). The Bibliographer's Manual by William Lowndes, states that some copies have a large folding map; not listed in the Sotheby's catalogues on Persia, The Library of Robert Michael Burrell (books on the Middle East) or The Library of Peter Hopkirk (Books on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Middle East). John MacDonald Kinneir (1782 - 1830) was a Scottish traveller and diplomat. A captain in the Indian army, he was seconded to the East India Company's political department and in 1808 - 1809 he was attached to the mission of Sir John Malcolm to the court of Persia. He returned to England in 1810 where he prepared this work from his own observations and largely from a mass of information supplied to him by Sir John Malcolm to whom the book is dedicated. Later he was appointed by the East India Company as their official envoy to Persia (1824?30), and his mediation brought to an end the Russo - Persian War 1827?28. Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration 1800 - 1850, No. K14. The work describes the general geography and a brief history of the Empire plus government, trade, military, population, revenue, education, produce, architecture etc and then gives a detailed description of 23 provinces including Irak, Azerbijan, Laristan, Khorassan, Cabul, Armenia, Georgia, Daghestan etc. In the Appendix (page 363) the author lists a large number of detailed routes, many supplied by other travellers. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Australasia.

      1813 - London, Cadell & Davies, 1813. Original colour. 560 x 770mm. Engraved by Neele for 'Pinkerton's Modern Atlas', issued in parts between 1809-14 and as a whole in 1815. The outline of Australia is nearly complete, but still with 'Unknown Parts' around modern day Cook Town in Carpentaria, and there is no detail away from the coast.

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        LECCIONES DE NAVEGACION O PRINCIPIOS NECESARIOS A LA CIENCIA DEL PILOTO. CONTINUA: COLECCION DE VARIAS TABLAS AUXILIARES PARA EL USO DE LA NAVEGACION. CONTINUA: DERROTAS UTILISIMAS PARA DIRIGIRSE A VARIOS PUERTOS DEL LEVANTE EN EL MAR MEDITERRANEO

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Palma. 1813. 4h+568Pag+XXIII Laminas +41 Laminas*+XXX+3h+19 Laminas+27Pag+3h. 22x15. *Laminas 42 y 43 (Banderas) es la lamina 41 (indice). Las guardas son hechas a mano. Suntuosa Obra de Navegacion de principios del Siglo XIX. Contiene tambien al final un derrotero que parte de la Bahia de Palma, Isla de Mallorca . Rarissimo ejemplar y dificil en comercio. ligeras manchas de humedad al finalizar la Obra. Ref 3.1 Biblioteca A.

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        Protocols and Procedures for Burials in the Churches of Rio de Janeiro] Exposição do Padre Januario da Cunha Barbosa a El-Rei D. João VI sobre as sepulturas nas Egrejas do Rio de Janeiro.

      - Ca. 1813-1816. Folio (ca. 33x20 cm). 4 pp., with two integral blank leaves, tied with two pink ribbons. Brown ink on laid paper watermarked "1813", legible text in Portuguese. Paper tag ("Avulços") glued to final leaf. Laid into later ruled paper folder (typed title as given above). Paper slightly age toned, mild fold marks, otherwise a near fine document. Unpublished manuscript on church burials in Rio de Janeiro by one of the earliest Brazilian literary critics and an important figure in the independence movement. An apparently unpublished work on the protocols and procedures for burials in churches of Rio de Janeiro, written at a time when such burials were becoming an important public health issue. Cunha Barbosa was appointed prégador for the royal chapel in Rio de Janeiro in 1808. There he became involved in deciding which tombs in the church could be opened when a member of a family or of a religious order died. Apparently Cunha Barbosa had been reprimanded for opening one tomb, and in this work he explains his decision at greater length than he had previously done. He also states the procedures for opening a tomb and notes which church officials had to authorize it. Cunha Barbosa refers to the addressee as "V.A. R." throughout, and once as "Principe." This suggests that the addressee was D. João VI during his tenure as Prince Regent (i.e., before 1816). Two works dealing with burials as a public health matter were published by Brazilians before independence: Vicente Coelho de Seabra Silva e Telles' Memoria sobre os prejuizos causados pelas sepulturas dos cadaveres nos templos, e methodo de os prevenir (Lisbon, 1800), and José Correa Picanço's Ensaio sobre os perigos das sepulturas dentro das cidades, e nos seus contornos (Rio de Janeiro, 1812; See Guerra, Bibliografia medica brasileira 20.) Januario da Cunha Barbosa took orders in 1803 and soon earned such a reputation as a religious orator that in 1808 he was named prégador for the royal chapel in Rio de Janeiro. One of the leading spirits in the Independence movement, he founded and edited (along with Joaquim Gonçalves Ledo) the periodical Reverbero Constitucional Fluminense from September 1821 to October 1822. At the end of 1822 his rival from the liberal party, José Bonifácio, had him deported without trial, but a year later - as Bonifácio himself was being deported - Cunha Barbosa returned to Brazil. There he was simultaneously elected deputy to the new legislature for Minas Geraes and for Rio de Janeiro. He later served as director of the Imprensa Nacional and the Biblioteca Nacional. Cunha Barbosa published numerous sermons, some poetry, and articles on a wide range of subjects in the journals of various learned societies. His anthology Parnaso Brasileiro (Rio de Janeiro, 1829-30) is a major literary contribution. With its publication Cunha Barbosa became one of the earliest Brazilian literary critics and preserved much poetry of the colonial period which would doubtless otherwise have been lost. (See Verissimo, História da literatura brasileira [1969] p. 119.) He also co-founded, with Raymundo José da Cunha Mattos, the Instituto Historico e Geographico Brazileiro in 1838. The Instituto had much wider interests than its name suggests, and came to serve as a forum for all Brazilian writers. Work done under its auspices set the direction for much of the historical, geographical and ethnological research later done in Brazil. (See Verissimo, p. 127). On Cunha Barbosa, see Innocêncio III, 254; VI, 127; VII, 71; X, 117. See also Sacramento Blake III, 294-300. OCLC: No printed version or other manuscript version located. No printed or manuscript version located in Porbase, Copac, or OCLC.

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        HISTOIRE ABREGEE DES PLANTES DES PYRENEES ET ITINERAIRE DES BOTANISTES DANS CES MONTAGNES + SUPLEMENT

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Tolouse. 1813-1818. 6h+LXXXIII+700Pag+ Suplement: XII+159Pag+2h. Pasta. 21X13. Primera edicion. Rarissima Obra de la gran flora pirenaica por el frances naturalista de Toulouse. Marca una lamina despues de la portada la qual no existe. Magnifico ejemplar sin duda. Ref 30 Biblioteca A.

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        The Remains of Henry Kirke White, of Nottingham, Late of St. John&#39;s College, Cambridge;

      London - Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1813. London - Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1813 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Remains of Henry Kirke White, of Nottinghamwith an engraved portrait with facsimile signatureto frontispiece to volume one, a landscape to volume two and an illustrated half title to volume one. . In two volumes complete. White&#39;s poems and letters with An Account of his Life by Robert Southey to volume one. Henry Kirke White (1785 - 1806) was an English poet, who died at a young age. His Remains were posthumously published with his letters and an account of his life. Robert Southey (1774 - 1843) was an English poet of the Romantic school, one of the so-called Lake Poets, and Poet Laureate for thirty years from 1813 to his death in 1843. Previous owner&#39;s bookplates with ink inscriptions to front pastedowns. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, sound but with slight wear to extremities, slight rubbing and marks to boards. Three joints starting, two hinges strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with occasional scattered foxing, heavier to first and last few pages and offsetting from frontispiece to title. Overall: GOOD.

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        The Pleasures of Hope

      Edinburgh - Doig and Stirling, Longman Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown and Cradock and Joy, 1813. Edinburgh - Doig and Stirling, Longman Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown and Cradock and Joy, 1813 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The poetry of Thomas Campbell, with an engraved frontispiece and three further engravings. With notes and analyses. As well as Pleasures of Hope, the book contains Specimens of a New Translation of the Medea of Euripides, Love and Madness, an Elegy, and three of Campbell&#39;s songs. Condition: In a half crushed morocco binding with marbled paper-covered boards. Externally, sound but with wear and bumping to extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Ink marks to front endpaper, slight loss to head of one front blank. Bright with the occasional spot butwith more pronounced spotting to plates. Overall: GOOD.

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        Travelling sketches in Russia and Sweden during the years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808. 2nd edition.

      London, John Stockdale, 1813.2 volumes in 1. 4to. Contemporary half calf. With portrait, 12 sepia washed views (1 folding) and 28 aquatint costume plates (2 folding) by J.C. Stadler after the author. XI,(1),303; VIII,296 pp.* Second edition; first published London 1809. - Robert Ker Porter (1775-1842), English traveller and artist, went to Russia as historical painter to the tsar for the first time in 1804. He there gained the affections of the Princess Mary, the daughter of Prince Theodor von Sherbatov. He travelled in Finland and to Sweden where in 1806 he received a knighthood from Gustavis IV. In 1808 he accompanied Sir John Moore to Spain, and in 1811-1812 returned to Russia to mary his Princess. He was knighted by the Prince Regent in 1813. In 1817 Porter travelled back to St. Petersburg' (Howgego II, p.488). 'A man of the most varied attainments, Porter was justly described as 'distinguished alike in arts, in diplomacy, in war, and in literature'. He was a splendid horseman, excellent in field sports, and possessed the art of ingratiating himself with people of every rank in life. Unlike some popular favourites, he was the idol of his own domestic circle' (DNB). The beautiful plates are made after drawings by the author. - Some offsetting of the plates as always, hole in blank margin of last leaf vol. I; half-title vol. II missing, otherwise a very fine copy.Abbey, Travel, 13; Tooley, Coloured plates, 382; Prideaux pp.225-227; Colas 2407; Lipperheide I, p.314;Hiler p.718; Catalogue Russica P1037.

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        Portraits, Memoirs, and Characters, of Remarkable Persons, from the Reign of Edward the Third, to the Revolution. Three volume set bound as one

      London R S Kirby 1813. Worn condition. Front board detached. Rear board missing. Text block split at page 176. Loss to spine New Edition Brown hardback half-leather cover with marbled board 240mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). viii, 300pp. Over 100 b/w plates.

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        Zugeschrieben - Landschaft im Mittelgebirge. Feder- und Pinselzeichnung über Bleistift.

      1813.. 22,6 x 35,4 cm, blattgroß. Auf Bütten.. Rückseitig alte Zuschreibung. Flüssig gezeichnete großformatige Landschaftsstudie. Eine einfache Holzhütte fügt sich in die urwüchsige Mittelgebirgslandschaft ein. - Der in Göttigen geborene Landschaftsmaler Eberlein hielt sich 1805-1813 in Rom auf, wo er Kontakt zu Humboldt pflegte. Neben einem Portrait der Humboldtfamilie und italienischen Landschaften sind zwei Hefte mit Harzlandschaften in Sepia bei Thieme-Becker verzeichnet, versehen mit der Bezeichnung Göttingen und dem Datum 1813. Aus dieser Zeit stammt wohl auch das vorliegende Blatt.

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        Mimique. L'Art de Connaitre les Hommes sur Leurs Attitudes, Leurs Gestes et Leurs Demarches; D'Apres Lavater; Avec Trente-Deux Planches Coloriees

      Paris: Chez Saintin, 1813 Paris: Chez Saintin, 1813. Wraps. Very Good Minus. 12 mo. 5.5 by 4 inches, 14 by 10 cm. [4], 42 pp. 32 hand-colored plates. Scarce, with only three institutional holdings of it located on OCLC. While the work might have been intended as a guide to the "science" of physiogamy, its value to us is in the insights it offers about the unspoken language of expression and gesture and how it might have been intrepreted at the time. Thus we are shown that this particular appearance indicates a person incapable of introspection, this other, the confusion of an incorrigibly heartless, dishonest individual. We might reject the connection between the appearance and the character type, but the belief at the time would certainly have informed actors at the time in how to convey the personality of the characters they were playing, and in everyday life average people had to have consciously sought to mold their behavior to present themselves flatteringly in accordance with the principles set forth in such a work. So this modest entertaining book enriches our understanding of manners and culture of the day beyond that provided in costume anthologies and other works. With the contemporary wraps. Corner creases. Minor soiling and wear.

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        Till kongl.

      maj:t, underdånig ämbets-berättelse, med tillhörande handlingar, af Pehr Malmström, år 1813. Sthlm, J. Imnelius, 1819. 8:o. 82 s. Prydligt blått hklbd från 1800-talets sista fjärdedel med guldpräglad titeltext och marmorerade snitt. Ett samtida gråpappersomslag medbundet. Insidan av främre pärmen med bibliografiska anteckningar i blyerts av G. O. Adelborg. Bra inlaga med svaga, men knappast störande, fuktränder på s. 17-74. En liten reva i översta marginalen på s. 49. Med C. M. Carlanders exlibris.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 2662. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 37. Själva den tryckta ämbetsberättelsen blev aldrig offentligt utgiven och bilagorna trycktes aldrig. Pehr Malmström (1758-1834) var chef för Kungliga biblioteket och censor. Den innehållsrika ämbetsberättelsen rör bibliotekets verksamhet och framtid och Malmströms arbetsförhållanden som ansvarig för den statliga censuren i Sverige

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        Representation Of The Ceremony Of Presenting The Sheriffs Of London...

      1813. Presenting the Sheriffs of London Whichels, G.J.M., After. Stow, [James] [c.1770-c.1823], Engraver. Representation Of The Ceremony Of Presenting The Sheriffs Of London Samuel Birch, & William Heygate, Esqrs. in the Court of Exchequer, On the Morrow After Michaelmas Day 1811. London: Robert Wilkinson, 1 January 1813. Attractively glazed and matted 16-1/4" x 12-1/2" colored copperplate in handsome 25-1/2" x 22" wooden frame. Light rubbing to frame, light toning to margins, faint vertical crease through center of image, small tear to upper right corner just touching image, colors vivid. * A depiction of the annual ceremonial presentation of sheriffs to the barons of the Exchequer, who would formally bestow the approval of the Crown..

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        Eigenh. Mitteilung mit U.

      Ort unleserlich, 20. VII. 1813.. ½ S. 4to.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Der Him[m]el wolle Ihnen gute Rückfahrt von Pots[dam] gegeben haben! - Grüßen Sie alle, bitten Sie Alle [...] um Geduld und Ausdauer [...]". - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und mit kleinen Randläsuren sowie einem winzigen Papierdurchbruch.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Memorabilien der Heilkunde, Staatsarzneiwissenschaft und Thierheilkunst. 3 Bände. Mit 3 Kupfertafeln, davon 2 gefaltet und koloriert.

      Züllichau, Darnmann 1813- 1819. Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückenschildchen der Zeit und mod. Bibl.-Rückenschildern. - Bd. 3 im Format etwas kleiner dort fehlt das alte Rückenschild. - Altersspuren, etwas gebräunt, in Bd. 1 einige alte Randbemerkungen in Tinte..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Winfried Scholl]
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        The History And Antiquities Of Hinckley, In The County Of Leicester; Including The Hamlets Of Dadlington, Stoke, Wykin, And The Hyde. To Which Is Added, The History Of Witherley In The Same County.

      Nichols, Son, And Bentley / Ward / T. Combe, London / Hinckley / Leicester 1813 - Contemporary calf and paper covered boards, rubbed and worn in places, complete with the 22 engraved maps and plates for the Hinckley section and 17 plates and maps for the Witherley and Manceter section. Some browning and occasional spotting, in general a clean, solid copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Clarendon Books P.B.F.A.]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Peterswaldau, 11. IV. 1813.. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten General: "[...] L'Empereur [d. i. Alexander I.] part demain pour Prague et nos troupes entrent aujourdhuy en Bohemie [...]". - Graf Nesselrode sollte im Jahr darauf während des Wiener Kongresses die russische Delegation leiten. "Für einen Zeitraum von fast vierzig Jahren galt Nesselrode als einer der führenden konservativen Politiker der Heiligen Allianz" (Wikipedia), 1828 wurde er unter Zar Nikolaus I. auch Vizekanzler und amtierte von 1845 bis 56 als Kanzler des russischen Reiches. - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, sonst sehr wohlerhalten; mit kleinem Antwortvermerk am rechten oberen Rand der Recto-Seite von Bl. 1.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Der Befreiungskrieg von 1813, 1814 und 1815. 2 Bände

      . Eine recht umfassende und dabei auch ereignisnahe Schilderung der militärischen Vorgänge während der Befreiungskriege gegen die französische Fremdherrschaft 1813-1815. 6., unveränderte Auflage. Pappeinband. Breslau: Im Selbstverlag des Verfassers 1845. Zusammen 1152 Seiten. Einbände berieben und bestoßen, Gebrauchsspuren, Buchrücken beschädigt, Seiten durchgehend fleckig..

      [Bookseller: Preußisches Bücherkabinett]
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        Helvetischer Almanach für das Jahr 1813. Zürich, Orell Fussli, [1812]. 16mo (11.5 x 7.5 cm). With frontispiece, 4 costume plates, 5 folding views and 1 folding map of the cantons of Basel and Solothurn, all hand-coloured and engraved by F. Hegi after A. Benz and P. Vischer. Also with 2 folding tables. Original printed paper-covered boards.

      Illustrated Swiss almanac for the year 1813, published as a "Helvetic almanac", though the Helvetic Republic was dissolved in 1803. The almanac is divided into 6 parts including descriptions of the canton of Solothurn, the Battle of Dornach, the landscape of Basel, Hans Holbein and the Battle of St. Jakob an der Birs. Orell Fussli published "Helvetic almanacs" from 1800 until 1822.Spine tattered, otherwise a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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