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      Paris 1813 - Materia: Excelente edición de la obra de Dante que recoge la influencia de la Divina Comedia publicada en 1807, seis años antes, en Londres y que contaba con las ilustraciones de John Flaxman. Artaud de Montor fue el impulsor de la obra y uno de los iniciadores de la vinculación entre la Divina Comedia y las artes visuales, ofreciendo esta primera edición con los grabados de Giacomelli. Descripción: [1] p. (portada, 99 grabados); 310 mm. (4to) Portada con la imagen de Dante "en bienheureux". Ilustraciones precedidas por "Table de l'explication des figures". Encuadernación Holandesa de época, ruedas en los planos, hierros en lomera. corona real con las iniciales AO en la parte inferior del lomo. Exlibris de Antonio de Orleans. Estado de conservación: Texto limpio. Buen ejemplar. Notas: Sofia Giacomelli, pseudónimo de Madame Chomel. Alexis-François Artaud de Montor, (Paris 1772-1849). - Diplomático, literato. Jhon Stradan, (siglo XVI) pintor flamenco, establecido en Florencia y empleado de Vasari. Conocido por su virtuosismo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent.

      1813 - Cadell, William Archibald (1775-1855). Autograph letter signed to an unidentified recipient. N.p., n.d. (1813 or after). 1 page. 198 x 160 mm. Mounted. Very good.Letter with good geological content from Scottish mathematician and antiquary W. A. Cadell, discussing the recent work of French mineralogist René-Just Hauy (1743-1822), famous for "Hauy's law" stating that every crystal of precise chemical structure and purity has a specific and characteristic shape:"I send you Lucas's work it may be interesting to your mineralogical acquaintances as it contains the alterations which M. Hauy has made in his method since the publication of his work. . . ."Some analysis of fer spath[ ] [iron spar?] have shewn that it often contains no lime this contradicts the classification which Mr. Hauy has given of that substance for he places it under the head of carbonate of lime. . . ."Lucas's work" refers to Jean-André-Henri Lucas's Tableau méthodique des espèces minérales, extraite du Tableau cristallographique publié par M. Hauy en 1809 (1813). Dictionary of National Biography. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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        The Adventures Of Ferdinand Count Fathom

      Lackington, Allen, & Co, London 1813 - 224, 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. Late 19th century full brown, mottled calf. Aeg. Fine. 2 Vols [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Anatomy of Melancholy, What it is, With All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes, Prognostics, and Several Cures of It [2 Vols]

      J. Walker et al, London 1813 - The Eleventh Edition corrected. Both volumes bound full smooth brown leather with spines rebacked; with gilt borders to boards, gilt decorations to spines & to outer board edges; raised bands on spines. Outer page edges speckled. Usual light scuffing & soiling to boards & wear to outer extremities. Spines somewhat darkened. Some age darkening to pages, with upper edges soiled & a stain to the lower fore edges of volume I. Ex libris plates to front pastedowns. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poetical Epistles, and Specimens of Translation

      Archibald Constable and Company, Edinburgh - 1813, 1st Edition. () Very good. x,133pp. Duodecimo. Original green paper boards and paper spine label. Discrete professional repairs to spine. Corners bumped. All edges uncut. Inscribed and presented on the front free endpaper by the author to Sir Walter Scott: "Walter Scott, Esq. With the Authors' Respectful Comp[limen]ts." Scott then signed and presented the book to "Mrs. Marywell MacLean Ephraim from her affectionate friend Walter Scott". A presentation copy of this uncommon title from the author, Robert Morehead, to the famed author Sir Walter Scott. Also signed and inscribed in the hand of Scott to a friend. Books signed by Scott are uncommon. Association Copy [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        THE EUROPEAN IN INDIA, from a collection of drawings by Charles Doyley, 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

      London, Edward Orme, 1813.. FIRST EDITION 1813. 4to, approximately 285 x 230 mm, 11 x 9 inches, 20 hand coloured aquatint plates within pink and grey wash borders by Clarke and Dubourg after drawings by Doyley, with accompanying text, pages: [1-65], 66-149, [10]=index, last page blank, complete with half-title present, bound in full straight grained morocco, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, gilt decoration to edges of covers and dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Spine rubbed, covers with some scuffing, small repair to edge of lower cover (see attached image), small patch of pale foxing to margin of plate vii, a few plates have pale handling marks on the blank side, tiny blue paint splash to the very top edge of 2 plates and 2 pages of text, occasional small mark to margins, otherwise a very good copy. See: J. R. Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography, Volume 2, page 406, No. 435; R.V. Tooley, English Books with Colour Plates, 1790-1860, pages 160-161, No. 185; Rene Colas, Bibliographie Generale de Costume et de la Mode, Volume 1, page 307, No. 887; Hilaire and Meyer Hiler, Bibliography of Costume, page 901. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Correspondance sur l'Ecole Impériale Polytechnique, à l'usage des élèves de cette Ecole. Tome Second : Janvier 1809 - Mars 1813

      Chez J. Klostermann, Librairie de l'Ecole Impériale Polytechnique 1813 - 1 vol. in-8 reliure postérieure demi-basane marron, Chez J. Klostermann, Librairie de l'Ecole Impériale Polytechnique, Paris, 1813, 2 ff., 499 pp. avec 20 pl. dépliantes (n°1 : 3 pl. dépliantes ; n°2 : 2 pl. ; n°3 : 5 pl. ; n°4 : 4 pl. ; n°5 : 6 pl.) avec un saut de pagination sans manque entre les pp. 136 et 187 Rare exemplaire du second tome de cette importante série, dans laquelle on trouve de nombreux articles de Gay-Lussac, Hachette, Poisson, Monge, Binet, ou Chasles (encore élève.) Bon état (rel. lég. frottée en mors et coiffe sup., avec petite piq. de vers en mors, bel état intérieur) pour cet exemplaire bien complet des 20 planches dépliantes. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Poetical Sketches of Scarborough: illustrated by twenty-one engravings of humorous subjects, coloured from original designs, made upon the spot by J. Green, and etched by T. Rowlandson. The second edition.

      printed for R. Ackermann,, London, 1813 - In-4° antico (258x160mm), pp. (8), XV, 215, bella legatura coeva in piena pelle bicolore, marrone al dorso e blu ai piatti, riquadrati da una bordura perimetrale impressa in oro a motivi floreali e vegetali alterni. Titolo, filetti e decori ornamentali in oro al dorso. 21 tavole a colori incise all'acquatinta f.t. da Thomas Rowlandson, di cui una all'antiporta, disegnate da James Green. In barbe, ottimamente conservato, con fioriture e bruniture minime. Seconda edizione, contemporanea all'originale, di questa raccolta di versi composti dal Combe (1741-1823), dal Papworth (1775-1847) e dal Wrangham (1769-1842) ispirati dal paese inglese di Scarborough, nello Yorkshire, distante 214 miglia da Londra e 40 da York. Di notevole bellezza le acquetinte del grande caricaturista Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827). Tooley, 423. Abbey, Scenery, 297. Prideaux, pp. 144-145. HBS, 39512. Martin Hardie, English Coloured Books,170. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        A Treatise On The Membranes In General, & On Different Membranes In Particular. Translated By John C. Coffin

      Boston: Cummings & Hilliard, 1813 - First American edition. 8vo, pp.260. Uncut & unopened wide margined copy in original boards worn & stained, paper over backstrip with loss, edges & extremities worn, corners bumped. Sheets aged darkened & foxed. "Bichat conceived the idea of a science of anatomy & pathology based upon an accurate classification of the various tissues of the body. He is regarded as the founder of modern histology & tissue pathology", Garrison & Morton 537. Not in Osler. Waller 1032 (Paris, 1802). H5623 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J & J House Booksellers]
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        Nouvelle collection de costumes suisses représentés en 40 planches).

      chez Lefuel, libraire, rue Saint-Jacques, No. 54,, A. P., 1813 - A. P., chez Lefuel, libraire, rue Saint-Jacques, No. 54, o. J. (ca. 1813). 12°. Mit 41 kol. Tafeln nach F. N. König. Halblederbd. der Zeit auf fünf Bünden mit reicher Rücken- u. Eckvergoldung (leicht berieben u. bestossen). Longchamp 1701. Französische Ausgabe der Collection nouvelle. Ohne Text. Mit 1 auf das 1. Bl. mont. gest. Ansicht Ludwigsburgs von G. Ebner. Die Trachtenbilder von alter Hand untertitelt, vereinzelte mit zusätzlichem Titel am unteren Bildrand. Leicht beschnitten (mit teilweisem Verlust der Betitelung. - Vord. Gelenk gebrochen. Mit Namenszug von alter Hand auf fest. Vorsatz. 1. Bl. u. fl. Vorsatz verso stockfleckig. Vord. Gelenk angebrochen. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French (leicht berieben u. bestossen). Halblederbd. der Zeit auf fünf Bünden mit reicher Rücken- u. Eckvergoldung

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax, In Search of The Picturesque; A Poem & The Second Tour, In Search of Consolation; A Poem

      R. Ackermann (1813) & 1820, London - 276, 277 pages. 23 x 15 cm. 30 and 24 colored plates respectively designed and etched by Rowlandson. "Picturesque," first appeared originally in the POETICAL MAGAZINE under the title, "The Schoolmaster's Tour," text is by William Combe. Second state of plate 15 (Skiminngton Riders). "Consolation," appeared originally in eight monthly parts, text by William Combe. TOOLEY 427, 428. Bookplates, some plate offsetting, age toning mostly marginal, elegant binding: gilt paneled polished speckled brown calf with inlaid tan calf center cover panels within triple gilt fillet border panels, gilt paneled spine, dark brown morocco spine labels, inner gilt dentelles. 19th century full calf rehinged. Aeg. Near fine. 2 vols Third edition and Second Edition respectively [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Plays of Philip Massinger, in Four Volumes

      Printed for G. and W. Nicol, London 1813 - Carefully rebacked in cloth with original spines laid down. Original leather joints worn away. A small amount of scuffing and scrapes to leather boards. A little scuffing to fore page edges in first volume. Split to gutter at front endpaper in first volume. Paper strengthening to gutter between front free endpaper and following blank leaf in first volume. Offsetting to title page from frontispiece in first volume. A few spots of foxing to prelimary leaves and endpapers. A nice set.; Four volumes in two. Portrait frontispiece + [iv], clxxix, [1], 347; [ii], 528; [ii], 602; [ii], 598 pages. Full brown morocco binding with gilt borders, edges, and dentelles. Gilt decoration to spines. Spine title: "Massinger's Works". Page dimensions: 220 x 136mm. All page edges gilt. Crimson endpapers. The best text of Massinger's works up until the 1976 Clarendon Press edition edited by Philip Edwards and Colin Gibson. "If I am vain enough to believe that a certain species of good fortune has attended my transactions with Massinger, the reader must pardon my simple credulity." - from the author's Advertisement to the Second Edition.; 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original Ink Press Letter by John Quincy Adams, Addressed to an Arctic Explorer or Whaler.

      London 1813 - Original Ink press copy of autograph letter by John Quincy Adams. Single-leaf unsized tissue, approximately 21cm x 11cm, with 9 lines printed ink text. Very good condition. At the time of this letter, John Quincy Adams was the first United States Minister to Russia, a post which he held from 1809-1814, and during which he resided two years in Russia. Though relations with Russia was his priority, the War of 1812 demanded his attention to foreign relations between the US and Britain. Fascinating letter by John Quincy Adams, in a seldom seen printing format, addresses a pertinent foreign relations issue, and part cause of the War of 1812. Evidently addressed to an arctic explorer or whaler who has just returned from a voyage, and whom is also concerned for his fellow navigator, this document pertains to the case of a certain American sailor who was impressed into the British Navy, but instead of being put into service, was held captive as a prisoner of war of the English Admiralty for six years or more. The letter reads: "The note which you addressed to the Sous-Intendent, upon the impressment of John Sweatland was perfectly proper. At my request Mr. Beasley also demanded his release, by a note to the Admiralty here. I hope it has been affected and if not, I request you would have the goodness to give me notice of it, and I will take further steps to obtain his liberation." "I congratulate you upon your arrival from the North Pole to the temperate zone, where I hope you will find the magnet equally and still more powerfully attractive to the needle of American commerce." "I am with high consideration, Dear Sir, your very humble and obedient servant, John Quincy Adams" End letter. The note is a copy produced on a "letter copying press," an early method of mechanical reproduction invented by James Watt in the 1780s. The letter copying press became quite popular in America. George Washington, James Madison, and Thomas Jefferson were all enthusiastic practitioners, and Benjamin Franklin boasted that he could get three good copies out of it instead of the usual one. The method involved laying a dampened piece of unsized tissue over a fresh document written out in a prescribed ink, and sandwiching the two sheets into a table-top press. The ink adhered to the tissue, producing a readable copy. Ink press copies were early on considered legal representation of original documents. Reuben G. Beasley, who is mentioned in the letter, was an agent to the United States, in England. He was busily engaged in the release of American sailors, such as in this case. Beasley's tireless petition "for the immediate and complete release" of a certain American sailor being held by the British, and the "discharge from his Britannic Majesty's service" would go on from March 1813 to at least October of that year, to no avail. In this process multitudinous correspondence and documentation was passed to and fro between himself, James Monroe who was then Secretary of War under President James Madison, (later 5th US president), Second Secretary to the Admiralty Sir John Barrow, the Transport Board, and the Lords Commissioners of the British Admiralty. Among other things, documented proof was required to show that sailor was indeed an American, born in Boston, Massachusetts The captive was Jonathan Bigelow, an American seaman who was impressed into British Naval service in 1807, and was assigned to the HMS Cornelia, although he was held captive instead for six years prior to Beasley's overture. The Niles Weekly Register, a historic Baltimore newspaper, published details of this plight on Saturday, July 15, 1815. The American State Papers. of the Congress of the United States, Part 1, Volume 3, published in 1832, contains much of the correspondences in full. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        The Plays of - with Notes Critical and Explanatory by W. Gifford

      London: G. and W. Nicol, et. al, 1813 - Attractive set of this standard edition of the dramatic works of Philip Massinger (1583-1640). From the library of American politician and lawyer Rufus Choate (1799-1859), "one of the most famous lawyers of antebellum Massachusetts and a renowned orator in that 'Golden Age' of American oratory" (ANB), with his ownership signatures Second edition. 4 vols., 8vo. Engraved frontispiece portrait. Mid-19th- century half brown calf, spines gilt, marbled boards, all edges marbled. Very good plus. Owner signature of Rufus Choate in vols. I & IV [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Sunday Review, 1813

      J.Morton, London 1813 - Bound in later red cloth with leather spine label gilt. 832pp. Bound volume for the complete year of 1813 of this weekly newspaper of politics, news, and the arts. Old mercantile library stamps on the front page of a few issues. Small tears and light foxing in text, spine faded, small paper remnants on the rear board. A wealth of information, particularly primary source material on the Napoleonic Wars, with additional attention paid to the American situation, domestic politics, crime, births, deaths, theatricals, and books published. Also contains advertisements for contemporary books and sundry products including our favorite: Dr. Harvey's Anti-Venereal Pills (offered "By His Majesty's Authority" no less!). Scarce. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Poetical sketches of Scarborough: illustrated by twenty-one engravings of humorous subjects, coloured from original designs, made upon the spot by J. Green and etched by T. Rowlandson

      For R. Ackerman,, London: 1813 - 8vo. [viii], xv, [i], 215, [1] pp. With 21 hand-coloured aquatint plates etched by Rowlandson. Full sprinkled calf, neatly re-backed in decorative gilt; interior with a couple of insignificant marginal tears, otherwise an excellent copy from the library of physician and surgeon Ralph R. Ritzman, with his ownership inscription to fly-leaf. This second edition, with added dedication and contents, was the result of the collaboration of several authors, including John Buonarotti Papworth (1775-1847), who contributed fourteen chapters, the classical scholar and poet Francis Wrangham (1769-1842), and the prolific English writer William Combe (1741-1823). In the first edition, the contributions were anonymous; in this edition, their initials (with the exception of Combe's) were added at the end of each chapter.According to the "Advertisement" at the beginning of the book: "The originals of the plates in this volume were sketches made as souvenirs of the place during a visit to Scarborough in the season of 1812. They were not intended for publication, but being found to interest many persons of taste, several of whom expressed a desire to possess engravings of them; and some gentlemen having offered to add metrical illustrations to each, the present form of publication has been adopted."

      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Poetical Sketches of Scarborough Illustrated by Twenty-One Engravings of Humourous Subjects, Coloured From Original Designs

      R. Ackermann, London 1813 - 215 pages. 23 x 15 cm. 8vo, twenty-one hand colored aquatint plates by Thomas Rowlandson after J. Green. This is the first edition as noted following with the title leaf and advertising leaf making one fold of two leaves. ABBEY SCENERY 297. "There was evidently a large demand for the book, for the plates in the reprint [2nd edition] show considerable signs of wear:." TOOLEY 422. "Plate 8 The Warm Bath is said to contain the portrait of Mrs. Robinson, George IV's mistress." Lovely copy bound by Brentano's. Covers with triple gilt border panels that house gilt floral motifs at corners, raised band, spine panels richly gilt, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, foxing to a handful off front and rear leaves, offsetting to tissue guards opposite plates. Full navy crushed morocco. Teg. Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        Poetical Sketches of Scarborough: Illustrated by Twenty-One Engravings of Humorous Subjects, coloured From Original Designs, made upon the sport by J. Green, etched by T. Rowlandson.

      London: Printed for R. Ackermann, by J. Diggens. 1813. - 8vo. 24cm, 2nd edition. xv,215p., plus 21 hand-coloured aquatint plates etched by Rowlandson & aquatinted by Stadler & Bluck after Green's drawings. In contemporary half calf, gilt rules for bands, titles and decorations in the panels, marbled boards, a fine clean copy (hoL). With 21 hand-coloured aquatint plates etched by Rowlandson. Tooley 423; Abbey Scenery 298; Prideaux pp. 144-145 & 338. -According to the Advertisement, The originals of the plates were sketches made as souvenirs of the place during a visit to Scarborough, 1812. They were not intended for publication, but being found to interest many persons of taste, several of whom expressed a desire to possess engravings of them, and some gentlemen having offered to add metrical illustrations to each the present for of publication has been adopted The poems are by Combe, Papworth, et. al. This edition contains all the plates of the first, with added dedication & contents. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Opere di Pietro Metastasio

      Bettoni, Padova 1813 - Padova Bettoni 1813-1817 8 volumi legati in 4 tomi in 16°(15,8 x 10 x 5,5). Ritratto dell'autore al primo volume e 8 frontespizi. Pagine (2) + 438; 468 + (2); (2) + 412; 436 + (2); (2) + 486; (2) + 460 + (2); (2) + 488; (2) + 416 + (2); Opera perfetta, molto bella. L'elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle con grande tassello carminio al dorso e doratura di autore, titolo, volume e fregi la rende estremamente suggestiva

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        Gesamtans., "Stadt und Residenz des Fürsten von Sigmaringen an der Donau".

      . gouachierter Umrißkupferstich v. J. H. Bleuler, Sohn, dat. 1813, 42 x 64. Johann Heinrich Bleuler der Jüngere ( 1787 - 1857 ) war der älteste Sohn von Johann Heinrich Bleuler (1758-1823 ), dem Begründer der Feuerthaler Malerschule. - Prachtvolle Gesamtansicht von Sigmaringen. Halbrechts das Schloß, links die Donau,

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        Des ehemaligen Reichsstiftes Ottenbeuren Benediktiner Ordens in Schwaben Sämmtliche Jahrbücher, in Verbindung mit der allgemeinen Reichs- und der besonderen Geschichte Schwabens diplomatisch, kritisch, und chronologisch bearbeitet. 4 Bände.

      Ottobeuren, Johann Baptist Ganser, 1813-1816.. 1 Bl., LXVIII, 630 (recte 610) S., 2; 2 Bl., 845 (recte 825) S.; 1 Bl., IV S., 1 Bl., 748 S.; 2 Bl., 500 S., 2 Bl. Mit lithographischer Ansicht von Anton Haelmle und lithographischer Karte von Franz Xaver Gabelsberger (beide mehrfach gefaltet). 8° (21 x 12,5 cm). Modernes Pergament mit Rückenschild.. Die grundlegende Arbeit zur Geschichte des Klosters Ottobeuren und damit eine Quelle ersten Ranges für die Geschichte des Allgäus, reicht bis zur Säkularisation Ende 1802. - Maurus Feyerabend (1754-1818) aus Schwabmünchen war Prior des Klosters in schwerer Zeit. "Mit diesem Werk setzte sich der Autor und Retter der Ottobeurer Tradition auch selbst ein Denkmal, das ihn unter die bedeutendsten Geschichtsschreiber seiner Zeit einreiht" (Aegidius Kolb, in: Lebensbilder aus dem Bayerischen Schwaben, XIV, 206). - Komplett mit den häufig fehlenden Tafeln: Vogelschauansicht der Klosteranlage von Anton Haelmle; Karte der Ottobeurer Besitzungen von Franz Xaver Gabelsberger (beides sogenannte "Inkunabeln der Lithographie", Winkler 282,4 und 241, 1), die Karte ist die einzige bei Winkler verzeichnete lithographische Arbeit des Stenographie-Erfinders, der mit Senefelder befreundet war. - Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig, vereinzelt schwach wasserrandig, einzelne Blätter gereinigt, S. 361/362 in Band IV mit ergänztem Eckausriß (geringer Buchtsabenverlust). Professionell neu gebundenes Exemplar (Arbeitsbericht des Buchbinders liegt bei). *Lentner 9683. Lindner, Album Ottoburanum, 9, in: Zeitschrift des Historischen Vereins für Schwaben und Neuburg, Jahrgang XXXI, 53. Pörnbacher, Literaturgeschichte, 176.

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        A Journey Through Albania and Other Provinces of Turkey in Europe and Asia,

      London: Printed for James Cawthorn,, 1813. to Constantinople, During the Years 1809 and 1810. Second edition. Quarto (265 x 204 mm). Near contemporary dark brown sheep, raised bands to spine, titles gilt to dark brown-green morocco label, decorations to bands gilt, to compartments in blind, double ruling to boards in gilt and blind, marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece, 17 hand-coloured aquatint plates, 7 of which are folding, all with tissue guards, one engraved architectural plan, 2 plates of Albanian script, 2 plates of music, 2 engraved folding maps. Bookplate of Kinturk to front pastedown. Small white stain to the slightly darkened spine, extremities lightly rubbed, corners gently bumped, boards a touch scuffed and soiled, minor worm damage to front joint, inner hinges cracked but holding firm, light offsetting from plates lacking tissue guard, a few short splits to the lightly foxed folding maps, occasional pale spotting to margins. A very good copy. Second edition, published the same year as the first of this account of a tour of Albania, Greece, and Turkey the author made together with Lord Byron. "Hobhouse's account of this journey, Byron's first visit to Greece, is of great interest not only for the light it sheds on an important period in the poet's life, but also for Hobhouse's detailed accounts of ethnographical and topographical materials and his descriptions of Ali Pasha's court" (Blackmer). Initially travelling to Portugal and Spain, they "were encouraged by English naval and diplomatic intelligence to travel into Albania, where they stayed with Ali Pasha… an English naval force meanwhile took over most of the Ionian Islands, a fact on which Ali congratulated them. They then went into Greece, where they were surprised to discover considerable anti-Turkish feeling among the inhabitants. They based themselves in Athens, visiting Marathon on 24 January, and then went via Smyrna to Constantinople, where they attended an audience with Sultan Mahmoud II" (ODNB). Elements of this expedition were incorporated by Byron into Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, the narrative poem that would make its author famous and establish the image of the Byronic hero.

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      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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        An Historical Reply to the Rev. Dr. Charles O'Conors Columbanus, No. V. and its appendix, Esq.

      Printed by H. Fitzpatrick, Dublin 1813 - Bound in full calf. The spine had been professionally restored by the Ox Bindery situated in the North West of Ireland. Gilt ruled bands to spine with black morocco label to second compartment, with gilt title 'Pamphelets'. Overall in very good condition, boards rubbed and end-paper torn, else fresh with good tight binding. 86pp including a note to the reader. List of titles neatly written in ink to front free end-paper. Six other titles in same binding include: The Right Honourable Henry Grattan's Celebrated Address to his Fellow-Citizens, published 1797, Dublin (title page missing). A Vindication of the most Rev. John Thomas Troy, D.D. Roman Catholic Archbishop in the Church of Dublin, published 1804, Dublin. The Third Edition of the Unbiassed Irishman, published 1808, Dublin. The Question Considered: Have the Articles of Limerick been violated?, published 1808, Dublin. Observations on the Tendency of some Late Proceedings of the General Committee of the Catholics of Ireland, by Luke Plunkett, published 1810, Dublin. Columbanus ad Hibernos; or, A Letter from Columban to his friend in Ireland, on the present mode of appointing Catholic Bishops in his native country, published 1810, London, Dublin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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!;

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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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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>

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's]
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