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        Elgin Cathedral. This View is by Permission most humbly dedicated to the Earl of Moray, by his Lordship's, obliged & obedient Servant Willm. Wilson

      London: W. Wilson, 1 January 1813. Aquatint, coloured by hand, by Frederick Charles Lewis. 16 7/8 x 22 1/4 inches. 20 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches. A picturesque view of the remains of the once greeat Elgin cathedral in Scotland. The three-towered Elgin Cathedral has been described as 'the most beautiful of Scotland's medieval cathedrals'. Originally the seat of the Bishop of Moray, it was founded in 1244 by King Alexander II of Scotland and replaced an earlier foundation at Spynie. After a fire in 1270 when only the transepts, west towers and parts of the choir and nave survived the cathedral was extensively rebuilt. However, in 1390 it was again burnt down by the 'Wolf of Badenoch', Alexander Stewart, as part of vendetta against the Bishop of Moray who had excommunicated him. During the 15th century the cathedral was again rebuilt, but failed to survive the Scottish reformation and eventually fell into ruin. Ecclesiastical Scotish ruins were a favorite tourist attraction during the Romantic era, and prints, paintings and poems about them were popular. The appeal of these places and the artworks that they engendered had to do with a new, much more emotional aethetic that preferred Gothic to Classical, and the mysterious to the rational.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Anatomie der kopflosen Missgeburten

      Landshut, Thomann 1813. 37 cm. 4, 104 Seiten mit 4 gefalteten Kupfertafeln von Johann Samuel Walwert. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit - Hirsch / Hübotter V, 586 - Waller 9583 - DSB XIII, 402 ff. - Erstausgabe. Die mit Unterstützung von Soemmerring vorgenommene Untersuchungen entthalten in drei Abschnitten Beobachtungen, Vergleiche und Ursachen der Entstehung kopfloser Mißgeburten. Tiedemann (1781 - 1861) promovierte 1804 in Medizin an der Universität Marburg, war Professor der Zoologie und vergleichenden Anatomie in Landshut und für Anatomie in Heidelberg. Er publizierte unter anderem über Zoologie, das Fischherz, Anatomie von Reptilien, Amphibien und Vögeln. Sein wissenschaftlicher Schwerpunkt lag aber auf der Erforschung des menschlichen Gehirns und in Heidelberg, durch die Zusammenarbeit mit dem Chemiker Leopold Gmelin, auf der Verdaunung. Hierzu veröffentlichte Tiedemann unter anderem Untersuchungen zum Vergleich des Hirnbaus beim menschlichen Fötus und bei Tieren, über den Verdauungsstoffwechsel. Rücken im oberen Drittel restauriert, Titel leicht fleckig -

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        Two letters to a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries on the subject of Gothic architecture : containing a refutation of Dr. Milner's objections to Mr. Whittington's Historical survey of the ecclesiastical edifices of France. And an inquiry into the eastern origin of the Gothic, or pointed style.

      Cambridge : Printed by J. Smith . for Messrs. Cadell and Davies, Strand, London 1813 - [4], 122 p., [5] leaves of plates : ill. ; 25 cm. (4to) Pages [2] and [4] (1st group of paging)--are blank. lacks spine. covers are loose with rubbed corners. binding is split. heavy foxing throughout. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arthur Probsthain]
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        An Essay on the Construction of Roads and Carriages

      J. Johnson and Co. Collectible - Good. Octavo. 22cm. Cloth Hardcover. First Edition. 1813. ix, 202, 194pp. With 4 fold-out plates at rear of text. Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering on the side. Spine is chipping and shellacked. Corners bumped. The hinges are just starting, though the textblock is sturdy. Pages are clean, with the expected age-toning. Small bit of dampstain at the rear-bottom textblock corner, just extending into a few gutters. Previous owner name (partially rubbed away) and stamp on the title page. Bookplates on the front endpapers. All four plates, with horse and carriage designs, are in good shape, with just a bit of foxing. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Poetical Sketches of Scarborough Illustrated by Twenty-One Engravings of Humourous Subjects, Coloured From Original Designs

      London: R. Ackermann, 1813. First edition. leather_bound. Full navy crushed morocco. Teg. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 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.

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        The Tour of Dr. Syntax -- Tours First, Second and Third, and Through London Or the Pleasures and Miseries of the Metropolis. A Poem by William Combe

      London: R. Ackermann, [1813-1821]. leather_bound. Full polished tan calf rebacked, raised bands, red and black leather spine labels printed in gilt. Very good. 4 vols/No Dust Jacket. Rowlandson, Thomas. 276, 277, 279, 319 pages. 23 x 15.5 cm. Large 8vo, illustrated with 100 color aquatint plates mostly by Rowlandson. Volume I: In Search of The Picturesque/ A Poem (3rd edition). Volume II: In Search of Consolation (2nd edition), Vol.III: In Search of a Wife (3rd edition), and Through London (First edition, 1820). ABBEY LIFE 265-267. TOOLEY 427-429, and 434 ["both Rowlandson and I.R. Cruikshank are credited with the designs for the plates, (Through London) the balance favouring Cruikshank but according to the advertisement more than one artist was employed, or at least a different engraver or artist." Owner inscription free endpaper [Through London], some plate offsetting generally mild, scattered light toning, modest extremity wear, uniformly bound.

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        Historia del Famoso Predicador Fray Gerundio de Campazas por el Padra Isla

      Madrid - Fuentenebro, 1813 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early nineteenth century Spanish edition of Jose Francisco's important satirical novel, originally banned by the Inquisition, in a fine binding. Direct from thelibrary at Newton Hall, Northumberland. With the armorial bookplates in Volumes I - III of author Samuel Edward Widdrington. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Complete in Four Volumes. Written in the original Spanish. Jose Francisco de Isla de la Torre y Rojo, 1703 - 1781, was a Spanish novelist and Jesuit. The first volume of his important work, Historia del Famoso Predicador Fray Gerundio de Campazas, was banned within a month of publication in 1758by the Inquisition; the second part was published in 1768 and de Isla was exiled. The novel is a blend of two elements, narrative satire and the burlesque. This work is often seen as a insight into the life and customs of particular Spanish cities, as the descriptions and details given by de Isla are considered authentic. Samuel Edward Widdrington (formerly Cook), 1787 - 1856, was an English writer on Spain. Having served in the Royal Navy he lived for some years in Spain. He served as High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1854. He was a fellow of the Royal Society, and the Royal Geographical Society. He inherited the estates of Newton Hall, Northumberland, and the Widdrington name. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. There is only very mild wear to the extremities, with just very mild rubbing, prominent to the spine. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright. Overall the condition is very good indeed..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Zugeschrieben - Landschaft im Mittelgebirge., Feder- und Pinselzeichnung über Bleistift.

      1813 - 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. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 22,6 x 35,4 cm, blattgroß. Auf Bütten.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        An essay towards a theory of apparitions.

      Cadell and Davies,, London 1813 - First edition. The physician John Ferriar was among the first to argue that ghostly apparitions should be understood as psychological rather than supernatural phenomena and should be investigated therefore by scholars of the brain. His theme was human insanity, both temporary and permanent, and he provides numerous examples of 'apparitions' from his own medical experience together with influential accounts of the characters of literary creations who were touched by madness, including Hamlet and Don Quixote. Ferriar was a Scot by birth but practiced in Manchester where he became acquainted with the important and radical circle associated with the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society. He worked on theories of the 'vital principles' of life (a notion which became central to Romantic preoccupations) and published his important Essay on the Medical Properties of the Digitalis Purpurea, or Foxglove in 1799. 8vo. pp. x, 139. Original blue paper covered boards, sympathetically rebacked with a new paper spine and relabeled to style. Boards rather soiled but internally crisp and clean. Contemporary engraved armorial bookplate of Crewe Hall. A very good uncut copy. [Norman 790; Osler 2581; Wellcome III, 21.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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        Getreue Darstellung und Beschreibung der in der Arzneykund gebräulichen Gewächse

      wie auch solcher, welche mit ihnen verwechselt werden können. 3. Band. Berlin, auf Kosten des Verfassers 1813. With 48 handcoloured copperplates. With explanatory text to each plate. Contemporary worn and faded halfleather. Name on flyleaf.. Volume 3 only. Nissen BB1 815.One of the finest German works on medical plants. Gottlob Friedrich Hayne (1763-1832) was a German botanist and pharmacist as well as professor of pharmaceutical botany in Berlin and a contemporary of C.L. Willdenow. Hayne published several botanical works of which some together with Friedrich Guimpel. The present work of which the plates according to Stafleu are 'beautifully coloured... showing only one species (mostly phanerogams; some cryptogams)' is Hayne's major work. The elaborate plates are almost all by Friedrich Guimpel, a famous botanical artist and engraver and professor at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. Guimpel illustrated some of the finest botanical works of the period such as Willdenow's impressive work 'Hortus Berolinensis'. Great Flower Books, p. 58; Stafleu & Cowan 2508

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        Materia Medica of Hindoostan, and Artisan’s and Agriculturalist’s Nomenclature

      Madras: Published by Special Permission of the Government of Madras, 1813. First edition. New endpapers, small hole in top margin on title page expertly repaired, old name in ink on title page, else fine. Quarto.

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        Elements of Agricultural Chemistry

      London - Longman, Hurst, et al, 1813 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A First Edition of Davy's important work on Agricultural ChemistryThis is the quarto edition, which was published before the octavo editionFirst EditionBound in leather with gilt and blind embossed detaill. The original English Regency binding. Very high quality but needing some strengthening to the hinges. Priced to allow. Sir Humphry Davy, 1st Baronet FRS MRIA (1778 1829) was a British chemist and inventor. He is probably best remembered today for his discoveries of several alkali and alkaline earth metals, as well as contributions to the discoveries of the elemental nature of chlorine and iodine. He invented the Davy lamp, which allowed miners to enter gassy workings. Berzelius called Davy's 1806 Bakerian Lecture On Some Chemical Agencies of Electricity one of the best memoirs which has ever enriched the theory of chemistry. This paper was central to any chemical affinity theory in the first half of the nineteenth century. Davy's suggestions with regard to agriculture were conservative, often providing a scientific basis for practices that had been found empirically to work. Thus he recommended using manure fresh rather than rotted, because it would then still contain much ammonia, and illustrated this with what must have been a rather smelly experiment, in which the fumes rising from dung were conducted beneath a piece of turf, which grew splendidly. He also suggested insecticides, one of which seems to have killed off Lord Egremont's turnip crop, but which generally appear to have been helpful. The lectures were eventually published, first in a handsome quarto and then in octavo, in 1813, and remained a standard work for a generation. This was essentially science as nothing more than the refinement of common sense making use of facts already known to acquire new facts (Collected Works, 9. 355), as Davy put it in a phrase later echoed by T. H. Huxley. (ODNB)Condition: The binding is firm. There is some wear to the extremities including bumping and some slight loss to the leather. Theboards are attached by the cords only. Internally the pages are bright and clean with the odd spot or area of spotting. There is offsetting from the plates..

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        [Colección de Escenas y Vistas del País]

      First edition of this extraordinarily rare and important iconographic album of Buenos Aires; some of the first lithographs ever made in the region. Buenos Aires. Litografía Argentina de Ibarra. [S.a., c1839]. In folio (530 mm x 340 mm). 13 lithographed plates in 12 sheets. Fine copy, two plates backed with tissue for preservation, wide margins; ?Vista de Buenos Aires? cropped to and inside neat lines ?as usual-, insignificant soiling. Modern half dark chagrin, extremely fine. ?Esta serie de la Litografía Argentina de Gregorio Ibarra, la integraron las cinco láminas que se describen, bajo los n.°... y las siguientes litografías de Morel? (Moores), with this, Moores attributes the authorship of the largest plates to Carlos Morel (1813 ? 1894). The rest are attributed to Daufresne, and they represent city views (Cabildo and the Recoba Viejo), they are also considerably smaller. Follows a list of the plates included: Vista de Buenos Ayres [regarded as one of the best views of the city; although unsigned, it is usually attributed to Carlos Pellegrini], Cabildo, Recoba Vieja, Indios Pampas, Casique Pampa y su Muger, Gaucho y sus Armas, Gaucho en trage de pueblo, Una hora antes de partir, El tambo en la rivera, La familia del gaucho & La Media Caña. Provenance: an association copy, manuscript inscription from Francisco Ibarra (Ibarra´s son) to Don Francisco A. Berra, and says ?Para mi tiene esta colección un doble valor, por haber sido mi querido padre quien la dibujó copiando del natural.?Importante álbum iconográfico de Buenos Aires, de la Litografía de Ibarra. 13 litografías, 9 de ellas a plena página en folio y dedicatoria de Francisco Ibarra (hijo del autor) a Francisco Berra. Medio marroquín con punteras reciente, realizado por Andrés Casares, lomera con nervios, muy atractivo, en caja. Buen ejemplar, vista de Buenos Aires con márgenes externos restaurados y margen inferior corto como es usual, en general excelente ejemplar. Primera edición; muy raro, iconográficamente de gran importancia. ?Esta serie de la Litografía Argentina de Gregorio Ibarra, la integraron las cinco láminas que se describen, bajo los n.°... y las siguientes litografías de Morel? (Moores), con esta nota, Moores atribuye la autoría de las láminas de mayor tamaño ?excepto la de Buenos Aires- a Carlos Morel (1813 ? 1894). De las restantes, se considera que 4 fueron ejecutadas por Daufresne, y representan distintas vistas de la ciudad (el Cabildo, la Recoba Vieja, Buenos Aires y el Fuerte). La vista de Buenos Aires de gran tamaño se atribuye a Pellegrini. Los títulos de las litografías son: Vista de Buenos Ayres [aunque anónima, la tradición la da como de Carlos Pellegrini y es considerada ?una de las vistas mejor realizadas de esa época?], el Cabildo, la Recoba Vieja, Buenos Aires, el Fuerte, Indios Pampas, Casique Pampa y su Mujer, Gaucho y sus Armas, Gaucho en trage de pueblo, Una hora antes de partir, El tambo en la rivera, La familia del gaucho y La Media Caña. Provenance: un ?association copy?, habiendo pertenecido al hijo del autor, quién lo presenta a Francisco A. Berra diciendo ?Para mi tiene esta colección un doble valor, por haber sido mi querido padre quien la dibujó copiando del natural.?Del Carril, ?Monumenta Iconografica?, I, 60. Moores, ?Estampas y Vistas de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires?, 112 y siguientes. No en Sabin. No en Abbey.

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        Sense and Sensibility. In Three Volumes. The Second Edition.

      London: Printed for the author by C. Roworth, and published by T. Egerton, 1813 - 3 volumes, octavo (173 × 102 mm). Near contemporary olive cloth, probably Viennese circa 1840, titles to spine gilt, speckled edges. All half-titles present, terminal blanks present in volumes II and III but not volume I. Spines toned, cloth a little rubbed and spotted, creasing to corners of the final third of volume II, faint dampstain to the margin of the last two leaves in volume III. An attractive and unsophisticated set. Second edition. Sense and Sensibility was first published in late 1811, and the first edition was sold out by July 1813. This second edition, with the text significantly revised by Austen and the substitution of "By the author of Pride and Prejudice" for "By a Lady" on the title page, appeared in October 1813. Austen received her copy on November 6, and wrote to her sister Cassandra, "My 2nd Edit. has stared me in the face I cannot help hoping that many will feel themselves obliged to buy it. I shall not mind imagining it a disagreeable duty to them, so as they do it" (Gilson, p. 16). This set with the ownership signature of pianist and salonnière Henriette von Pereira-Arnstein (1780–1859), who passed it on to her daughter Florentina after her marriage to Graf Moritz II von Fries of Schloss Vöslau in 1836 (her married name appears on one of the half-titles). Copies of lifetime editions of Austen's novels in early and unsophisticated bindings are uncommon, and this copy is particularly attractive in that its Continental binding and ownership history demonstrate the early nineteenth-century Germanophone taste for English fiction. Gilson A2

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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

      London: R. Ackermann, (1813) & 1820. Third edition and Second Edition respectively. leather_bound. 19th century full calf rehinged. Aeg. Near fine. 2 vols/No Dust Jacket. 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.

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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 book-plate 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.

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        Representation Of The Ceremony Of Presenting The Sheriffs Of London.

      1813 - 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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        Important Autographed Letter Signed during the War of 1812

      Monticello, 1813. unbound. Outstanding and historically important "war-date" War of 1812 A.L.S., 8vo. 1p. Monticello, Nov. 9, 1813, to William Gibson, friend and business colleague of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, expressing his concern about staying at Monticello and the difficulties that will be incurred when attempting to ship produce from the plantation through the British blockade, in full: "I must ask the favor of you to send me by return of post a hundred dollars in bills from 5 to 20 [d]denominations. On receipt of this I shall immediately set out for Bedford to hasten down my hour of hence. Our river here will not yet float an empty boat, nor I expect permit a loaded boat till the middle of December. Soon after that period I am in hopes the winter gales will force the enemy from their stations in the bay, to cruise off the coast which will of course enable our produce to go out at the risk of some only being taken by the cruisers. Accept assurances of friendly esteem and respect." Presented in a black and gold Americana frame, 16 ½" X 21" to preservation standards. Excellent condition. The University of Virginia possesses several letters written by Jefferson during this period in which he is concerned with the high cost of maintaining and running Monticello. William Gibson, to whom the above letter is addressed, became a partner of Thomas Jefferson for the crop-year of 1813 through their mutual friend and fellow signer: Charles Carroll. This pact was necessitated due to Jefferson's previous heavy loses attempting to break the British blockade. Additional correspondence published in" The letters of Thomas Jefferson" indicates that the former President had serious concerns of a British land invasion and would often flee Monticello upon receiving such rumors. In this case he fled Monticello on November 9, 1813 upon receipt of the $100 loan in small bills and, as is evident by a letter he sent to John Adams, returned home on November 16th when the fear of an invasion subsided. Attractively float mounted on original folio decorative page - together with a period engraving by J. B. Forrest from a painting by Gilbert Stuart.

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        Letters Written By Eminent Persons in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: To Which are Added Hearne's Journeys to Reading and to Whaddon Hall, the Seat of Browne Willis Esq. And Lives of Eminent Men

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1813. Two volumes in three - Volume One - xxiii, [1], 304pp; Volume Two - [2], 352pp and Volume Three - [2], 353-668pp. Contemporary full sprinkled calf, smooth spines, divided into five panels by gilt triple rules either side of lozenges containing quadrilobes, morocco title label to second panel, volume in gilt to fourth, remaining panels with central gilt device, covers bordered by volute gilt roll, edges with gilt roll. Front joint to volume one is split and very weak, just about holding on cords, couple of small splits to joints of volumes two and three but both holding well, slightly chipped to spine ends, some minor abrasions to covers, heavier abrasions to lower cover of volume one, extremities rubbed, corners slightly bumped and worn. Internally lightly browned throughout, but generally fairly clean. Bound at Duffield's Public Library, Bath, with their ticket to front pastedowns. The first appearance of Aubrey's 'Brief Lives'. First Edition. Full Calf. Good. 8vo.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, WRITTEN TO JOSHUA HATHEWAY AT ROME, NEW YORK BY GENERAL JACOB BROWN, DESCRIBING THE ATTACK ON SACKETS HARBOR]

      Sackets Harbor, N.Y. May 29, 1813.. [1]p., docketed on verso. Folio. Old fold lines. Some separation at folds; one tear closed with archival tape. Lightly soiled. Good. An eyewitness account of the second battle of Sackets Harbor, on the shores of Lake Ontario, written by the commander of the American forces there, Gen. Jacob Brown, to his friend Joshua Hatheway, quartermaster general and formerly the commander of the defenses at Sackets Harbor. The town, situated near the entrance to the St. Lawrence River at the far eastern end of Lake Ontario and opposite the Canadian town of Kingston, was a vital defensive point for the Americans, challenging British control of the St. Lawrence and the lake, and preventing a British thrust into New York State. If either side could control both sides of the entrance to the St. Lawrence, they could control the Upper Great Lakes. Taking advantage of the American action against York, which drew troops away to the western end of the Lake, the British decided to strike. On May 28, 1813 the British Great Lakes squadron under the command of James Yeo appeared off Sackets Harbor, carrying troops under the command of the Governor-General, Lieut. General George Prevost. Having been forewarned by several men who escaped the Battle of Henderson Bay the previous day, the Americans had some time to reinforce their defenses before the British could attack. The British landed on the 28th, but launched their main attack the next morning. They easily routed the American militia, but the regulars under Brown were able to fight off repeated attacks on their fortifications. Prevost, fearing the arrival of more American troops, ordered a retreat which nearly became a rout. Brown was the hero of the day and was later rewarded with a commission as brigadier general. He must have immediately written this letter describing the action: "Dr. Sir, I received an order some days since from Genl Dearborn to take comm. at this Post. Comd. Chauncey is up the lake. We were this morning attacked as day dawned by Sir George Prevost in person who made good his landing with at least a thousand picked men. Sir James Yeo commanded the fleet after loosing some distinguished officers and of course some gallant men. Our loss is very severe as to the quality of those who have fallen. The enemy left many of their wounded on the Field - but I have no doubt carried off many more. We shall probably be again attacked as Sir George must feel very sore. All I can say is, whatever may be the result we will not be disgraced." A superb battlefield letter reporting on one of the most significant military actions of the War of 1812.

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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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        The tour of Doctor Syntax, in search of the picturesque : A poem

      London. : Pubd. ... at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts ..., April 1st. 1813, 1813. 3rd Edition. Physical description: iii, [1], 276, [2] p., 29, [2] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. Subjects: English poetry -- Humour and wit -- Comic poetry -- 19th century -- English literature. Notes: Anonymous -- by William Combe. Engraved t.p., the word "picturesque" is contained in a coloured vignette. Hand-coloured aquatint plates by Thomas Rowlandson. Printer statement on p. 276: "Diggens, printer, ...". "Directions to the binder for placing the plates" -- final leaf. Very good copy in a later binding of cloth-backed boards. Printed title label on spine. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Spine cover dust-toned and dulled. Corners bumped. Pages rough trimmed, with a small number of pages cut more sharply than others. Some light, scattered, marginal foxing. Minor tape repairs to prelims., without any loss. Remains particularly well-preserved overall.

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        AN INTERESTING ACCOUNT OF THE VOYAGES AND TRAVELS OF CAPTAINS LEWIS AND CLARKE [sic], IN THE YEARS 1804-5. & 6. GIVING A FAITHFUL DESCRIPTION OF THE RIVER MISSOURI AND ITS SOURCE

      Baltimore. 1813.. 266pp. plus two portraits and four plates. Modern half calf and marbled boards, leather label. Tanning and foxing throughout. Some minor paper loss (repaired) to three of the four plates. Still, about very good. In a half calf clamshell box, leather label. A slightly later printing of the so-called "Apocrypha edition" of Lewis and Clark, bearing the name of compiler William Fisher on the titlepage. In response to the growing curiosity of the public regarding the findings of Lewis and Clark, and the delay in publication of the "authorized account" of their expedition, this compilation of bits and pieces from already published works appeared (culled from Gass, Clark, Mackenzie, Carver, and Jefferson's MESSAGE... of 1806), misleading the reader into believing it was the account sanctioned by the government and containing all the information gathered during the journey. Howes calls this the "spurious" edition, while Sabin states it contains material not published in any other edition. WAGNER-CAMP 8:7. SABIN 24508. GRAFF 1331. RADER 1397. HOWES F153a. PILLING PROOF-SHEETS 1299.

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        Travelling Sketches in Russia and Sweden During the Years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808

      London: Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1813. Second edition. A complete, if somewhat worn copy in contemporary tree calf, rebacked with the original spine laid down. Quarto (pages: 23 x 29 cm), collating: viii, 303; viii, 296; with 28 hand-colored plates (two of which are folding), 12 aquatint plates (one folding) and an etched portrait of Gustavus Vasa, making up the full complement of 41 plates. Two of the hand-colored plates are extended at the margins and the folding aquatint is cracking along one fold. General wear and offsetting to the pages, a good, serviceable copy that could benefit from a few deft repairs. & & The lovely plates are from the author's drawings made during his travels in Russia, Finland and Sweden, engraved by Stadler. His narrative, in the form of several long letters to a friend in England, include observations and impressions of St. Petersburg, Moscow, Upsala, Stockholm, Russian and Scandinavian art collections and museums, the Russian army, law and prison systems, religion, education, Cossacks, commerce, and mining, to name a few.

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        Essay on the Theory of the Earth. Translated from the French of M. Cuvier by Robert Kerr. With mineralogical notes, and an account of Cuvier's geological discoveries, by Professor Jameson

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1813. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Recent antique style quarter calf and marbled boards with black leather title-piece lettered in gilt to spine; binding firm, flat and sound with no snags or splits and very little wear; contents clean and tight with no pen-marks, just the plates showing some slight age-toning and browning, also some mild offsetting to facing pages; this copy not from a library and so no such stamps or labels; size: 8vo (215mm x 135mm); collation: pp. xiii, (includes half-title), 265; and two engraved plates. A very tidy copy of the the first English language edition. Scarce.

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        The Plays of William Shakspeare in Twenty One Volumes with the Corrections and Illustrations of Various Commentators

      London- J. Nichols and Sons; etc., 1813 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce uniformly bound collection of the theatrical works from prolific playwright, William Shakespeare, with comments from a variety of literary figures. Referred to as the Reed Edition of 1813, also known as Johnson-Steevens-Reed 6, the sixth edition of Johnson-Steevens, or the second variorum edition. With notes by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens, revised and augmented by Isaac ReedTwenty volumes of the original twenty-one. An important early Shakespeare edition, sadly missing one volume. Can be 1500 complete. Collection contains volume I - Prefatory material as with the previous editions with new material by Reed, Richardson, and Malone. Volume II - Essays by Farmer, Colman, lists of Editions, lists of Criticism, Commendatory verses, Malones Attempt to Ascertain the Order of Shakespeare's Plays, Malone's essay on Ford's pamphlet, Steevens' remarks on the same. Volume III - Malone's Historical Account of the English Stage, and the Further Historical Account by Chalmers. Volume IV - The Tempest; Two Gentlemen of Verona; Midsummer Night's Dream. Volume V - Merry Wives of Windsor; Twelfth Night. Volume VI - Much Ado About Nothing; Measure for Measure. Volume VIII - As You Like It; All's Well That Ends Well. Volume IX - Taming of the Shrew; Winter's Tale. Volume X - Macbeth; King John. Volume XI - King Richard II; King Henry IV, Part 1. Volume XII - King Henry IV, Part 2; King Henry V. Volume XIII - King Henry VI, Part 1; King Henry IV, Part 2. Volume XIV - King Henry VI, Part 3; Dissertation, &c. ; King Richard III. Volume XV - King Henry VIII; Troilus and Cressida; Volume XVI - Coriolanus; Julius Caesar. Volume XVII - Antony and Cleopatra; King Lear. Volume XVIII - Hamlet; Cymbeline. Volume XIX - Timon of Athens; Othello. Volume XX - Romeo and Juliet; Comedy of Errors. Volume XXI - Titus Andronicus; Pericles, and Dissertations; Addenda, and Glossarial Index. Unfortunately the collection is missing Volume VIIwhich includesLove's Labour's Lost; Merchant of Venice. Featuring a frontispiece of Shakespeare to volume one engraved by W. Holl. Condition: All volumes are in publishers original bindings, in quarter cloth with paper covered boards and hand-written spine labels. Externally, all volumes have shelfwear to extremities and spines. Age-toning to spine labels, and light marks to boards. One volume has numbered label to the spine. Twelve front hinges are strained, with the front hinge to volume one being tender and may possiblyfailin the post if we are unlucky despite careful packing. Nine rear hinges are strained. Internally, most of the volumes are generally firmly bound, though withthe oddleaf working loose. However two volumes have binding that is tender in places. Bright throughout, with the occasional spot, and light offsetting to first volumes title page. Ink inscriptions to the endpapers of eight volumes. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON TO HIS WINE MERCHANTS DURING THE WAR OF 1812]

      Sackett's Harbor, N.Y. Nov. 21, 1813.. [1]p., plus integral address leaf. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines. Later paper along edge of address leaf; early repair to address leaf, repairing hole from wax seal. Minor soiling. Very good. William Henry Harrison writes to Messrs. Grattys, Philadelphia merchants, ordering his winter supply of wine to take back with him to the Midwestern frontier. The letter was posted from Sackett's Harbor, New York, and was written while Harrison was on his way to Philadelphia after the Battle of the Thames in October 1813, where he had won a decisive victory over the Native American coalition led by Tecumseh. Harrison retired his commission shortly thereafter and pursued a lengthy political career, winning his short-lived election to the presidency in 1841 at the age of sixty-eight. Winters in the Midwest can be quite cold, and in this letter Harrison makes clear to his merchants that he wishes to be well-supplied before the Ohio freezes over. He writes: "Gentlemen, Will you be obliging as to send on to Philadelphia as soon as possible a quarter cask of best Madeira wine, one bottle of sherry & ten gallons of best French brandy directed to some of your friends there & subject to my order for which I will pay you on my arrival in Philadelphia, which will be in 10 or 12 days from this time. It is my wish to have the above articles at Pittsburgh upon my arrival there that I may take them with me down the river. If they are not sent off before I reach Philadelphia, it is probable that I shall not get them down the Ohio this winter. Be pleased to have the wine delivered in the double casks."

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        Carte des Routes de Postes de l'Empire Français du Royaume d'Italie et de la Confédération du Rhin dressée par ordre du Conseil d'Administration des Postes et Relais

      Kupferstich-Karte von Pierre Antoine Tardieu 1813. 120x140 cm. Maßstab 1 : 2.180.000. Von mehreren Platten gedruckt und aus 11 Teilen zusammengesetzt. - Bonacker, Strassen E III b 72 - Zögner, Straßenk. 8 vgl. - Westeuropa zwischen Alborg / Dänemark, der schwedischen Insel Öland, Kurischem Haff, Wilna, Erlau, Widin / Donau, der griechischen Insel Keffalinia, Malta, Gibraltar, der schottischen Insel Mull und Edinburgh. Im Bereich des französischen Kaiserreiches unter Napoleon I. detailliert ausgeführte Postroutenkarte, im östlichen Teil sind die Hauptverbindungen, in Großbritannien und Irland die größeren Küstenorte eingetragen. Zeigt das Gebiet des französischen Empires mit Belgien, Holland, Luxembourg, Schweiz, den Rheinlanden und des Königreichs Westfalen eingeteilt in 131 Départements, das Königreich Italien, Spanien, Portugal und Illyrien in die einzelnen Bezirke. Mit Wappenkartusche und ausführlicher Legende. In 48 Segmenten auf Leinen montiert, leicht stockfleckig und angeschmutzt. Im weißen Papierrand kl. Löcher, die der Befestigung als Wandkarte dienten. Interssante großformatige Karte.

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        COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS, To Be Used at the Ministration of the Holy Communion; The Order for the Ministration of the Holy Communion; and the Form of Solemnization of Matrimony; Taken From the Book of Common Prayer

      London: for J. M. Richardson, 1813. First of the edition. Large 4to, superbly bound in full dark maroon straight-grained morocco gilt decorated in all six panels of the spines, the covers with wide gilt key design borders enclosing blind tooled borders, and featuring large inlaid concentric oval panels of red and green moroccos decorated in gilt and with gilt rays emanating a short distance from each on upper and lower covers. A very handsome, very well preserved copy, still bright, clean and fresh, the beautiful binding in excellent order. Four leaves are torn at the bottom edge, effecting the last few lines of text but with no loss to the text, there is evidence of an older attempt to repair these. AN EXQUISITE BINDING, BEAUTIFULLY PRESERVED.

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        The History of the Lives and Actions of the Most Famous Highwaymen, Street-Robbers &c. &c. to Which is Added a Genuine Account of the Voyages and Plunders of the Most Noted Pirates.

      Edinburgh: Printed by John Moir... for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, 1813.. 8vo. 539, (1) pp. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked to style, spine with gilt tooled raised bands, red gilt lettered label, gilt decoration to other compartments, armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Frontispiece. A very good copy. The text for this edition was first published in 1734, combining two works: Alexander Smith's "History of the Lives of the Most Noted Highway-men" and Johnson's "General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates". It has been suggested that Daniel Defoe was the author though this opinion has latterly been questioned.

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        Polynesia.

      Cadell & Davies, ., London: 1813 - Map of Polynesia including the north east quadrant of Australia. Tooley 980, p. 131. Drawn under the direction of Mr. Pinkerton by I. Hebert, Neele sculpt. Published Janr. 1st 1813 by Cadell & Davies, Strand, and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row. Polynesia including Hawaii, the Philippines, New Guinea, Tahiti, Fiji, New Caledonia, the New Hebrides and the northeastern quadrant of Australia, entitled "New Holland". 70 x 51 cm. Copper engraving with original period outline & wash color. Very good condition.

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        Geschichten des Kantons St. Gallen (1.-3. Band, zus. 3 Bde., compl.).

      St. Gallen, o. Vlg., 1810-1813 - 8°, Bd. I: XII, 554 S.; Bd. II: VI, 665 S.; Bd. III: VIII, 669 S. u. LV S. Gesamtregister., Kart. m. goldgepr. Rückenschildchen, Lesebändchen., Eindbd. berieben u. min. fleckig, Rücken m. Verletzung d. Papieroberfläche (von Ablösung des Rückenschildes), Schnitt vereinzelt m. kl. Flecklein, Titelbl. gestempelt u. m. Name von alter Hand, durchgeh. etw. stockfleckig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Ildefons von Arx (1755-1833), Schweizer Mönch, Archivar des Stifts St. Gallen und Geschichtsschreiber. Band I beginnt bei den ältesten Zeiten und endet bei 1300, erzählt in acht Hauptstücken. Band II umfasst die Zeitspanne von 1300 bis 1531, erzählt in vierzehn Hauptstücken. Band III beginnt bei 1531 und endet bei 1812, erzählt in zwölf Hauptstücken. 2200 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Catalogue des Livres Italiens, Grecs et Latins, et de quelques Livres Français, Anglais, etc., qui composaient le Fonds de feu M. Molini,

      dont la Vente se fera le Mardi 26 Janvier 1813, et jours suivans... 2 p.l., 106 pp., one leaf of ads. 8vo, attractive antique half-calf & paste-paper boards, spine gilt, uncut. Paris: Merlin & Brunet, 1813. The Molinis were one of the great international families of booksellers and publishers in 18th- and early 19th-century Europe, headquartered in Florence with related firms in Paris and London and good connections throughout the Continent. It was a dynasty which lasted well into the 19th century. This auction catalogue, apparently limited to 250 copies, describes the stock of Giovanni Claudio Molini (1724-1812), who oversaw the Paris branch. He was active as an antiquarian bookseller, editor of Italian and Latin texts, and as publisher. The catalogue, containing 1562 lots and another 40 or so lots of multiple copies of publishers' stock, contains many important works in Italian and classical Greek and Latin literature, especially Aldines. Fine copy from the library of Jean Viardot. ❧ BnF, Catalogues de Libraires 1473-1810, 2164. Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Books Auctions...1643-1830, 531-"According to Bibliographie de l'Empire français, 250 copies of this catalogue were printed." .

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        Map of Oregon and Upper California from the Surveys of Charles Fremont And other Authorities

      Captain John Charles Frémont (1813-1890); Charles Preuss, cartographerMap of Oregon and Upper California from the Surveys of Charles Fremont And other AuthoritiesBaltimore: E. Weber and Co., 1848Lithograph with outline color44 ½" x 37 ½" framedJohn C. Frémont was born in Savannah, Georgia on January 21, 1813.  He briefly taught mathematics to U.S. naval cadets before launching his legendary career as an American explorer.  As an assistant surveyor in 1838, Frémont joined the U.S. Topographical Corps and helped map the country between the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers.  Two years later, Frémont eloped with Jessie Benton, daughter of Senator Thomas Hart Benton, the driving force behind the ?Manifest Destiny? movement.  After accepting the secret marriage, Senator Benton helped his son-in-law secure command in 1841 of an expedition to survey the Des Moines River in present-day Iowa.  Between 1842 and 1844, Frémont led two expeditions to the Rocky Mountains and to the Nevada, California, and Oregon territories with the help of legendary fur trapper and master guide Kit Carson.  Frémont?s journals provide incredible, vivid details of these expeditions.  During his expeditions in the Sierra Nevada, it is generally acknowledged that Frémont became the first European American to view Lake Tahoe. His reports generated great interest in the West and western settlement.Frémont met with some difficulty on his third expedition west in 1845-1846. At this time, California was held by Mexico, and war between the United States and Mexico was imminent - but had not yet been declared. En route to Oregon, Frémont heard of the approaching war with Mexico, and joined the Bear Flag Rebellion against Mexico under the command of Robert F. Stockton. As a result of his actions in the rebellion, Frémont was court-martialed and resigned from the army. Frémont later led a fourth expedition to the west in 1848, and was one of the first senators from California (1850-51). He later was the first presidential candidate of the new Republican Party in 1856, losing to James Buchanan (and not carrying the state of California), fought in the Civil War, and was the governor of the Arizona Territory.This attractive large-scale map of California and Oregon, which shows the results of Frémont?s difficult third expedition, became a model for many later gold region maps, and was by far the most accurate map of the far west at its time of publication. The California section of the map is based off of Frémont?s larger survey of the western United States from 1845, with the addition of the phrase ?El Dorado or Gold Region? along the ?Rio d.l. Plumas? (Feather River) and ?R.d.l.Americanos? (American River). Also included are some timely updates from 1848, such as the official establishment of the Oregon Territory, and the clearly delineated boundary with Mexico as stated in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

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        The Life of Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson

      London, Printed by and For J. and J. Cundee, n.d. , [1813] . Comprehending Authentic and Circumstantial Details of his Glorious Achievements, under the British Flag,... to which is added, a Correct Narrative of the Ceremonies attending his Funeral. By... of the Royal Navy. Octavo. (233 × 146mm.). Modern quarter calf on marbled boards. Portrait frontispiece and engraved half-title, title page vignette, 10 plates, four of them folding, a full-page facsimile, facsimile signatures and diagrams to the text. Contemporary ownership inscription verso of the frontis., a little bleed through, some browning, particularly to one or two of the folding plates, but overall a very good copy. First Edition. Uncommon, COPAC has just 3 copies, BL, Trinity College, Dublin, and Oxford, 11 on OCLC. Frontispiece after the portrait by Daniel Orme, other plates include three of Trafalgar and an extensive folding plate of the funeral car and coffin. "Includes biographical particulars of contemporary naval officers" (Cowie).

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        Map of Sus, Brighton, 1813

      by L. Col. Mudge, Tower, 1813. Paperback. Very Good. Map of Sus, Brighton, sold by James Wyld, Geographer To Her Majesty. 1813. B&W, dissected, 38 ½ X 26 ½ . Some foxing to canvas backing, little to map. Quite sharp. In original, greatly rubbed, brown cloth slipcase with James Wyld’s label. Printed upper left of map states “Published 1st. Feb. 1813 by L. Col. Mudge, Tower.” (penciled on back previous owner wrote “actual date of map is 1854”) -- Upper right: Engraved at the Drawing Room in The Tower by Benj. Baker & Assistants. --- Exceedingly rare.

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        NATURAL HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF SELBORNE In The County of Southampton. To Which Are Added, The Naturalist's Calendar, Observations on Various Parts of Nature; and Poems. A New Edition, With Engravings

      London: for White, Cochrane, and Co., 1813. Very Early Printing in format as the first edition. With twelve engraved plates including one handcoloured and one multi-folding. 4to, bound in three-quarter morocco over blue cloth boards, the spine decorated in panel designs in blind within compartments separated by raised bands, lettered in gilt in one compartment, t.e.g., others untrimmed. x, 587 pp. A fine and handsome copy in original quarto format with a full grouping ot engraved plates. Some mellowing as would be expected, a bit of minor aging to the binding. An unusually pleasing copy. A simply lovely early-19th century edition of White's charming work in impressive quarto format as the first edition. A copy with a full selection of engraved plates. "Open the book where you will, it takes you out-of-doors. In simplicity of taste and natural refinement [White] reminds you of Walton; in tenderness toward what he would have called the brute creation, of Cowper. He seems to have lived before the fall. His volumes are the journal of Adam in Paradise" (Lowell, quoted in Grolier 100, 124).

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        The works of Mrs. Cowley : dramas and poems / Mrs. Hannah (Parkhouse) Cowley - [Complete in 3 volumes)

      London : Wilkie and Robinson, 1813. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: 3 v (xxi,471,422,371p). Contents: With 1p of booksellers' advertisements in vol 3. Notes: 1, 2: Dramas. 3: Poems. Contents: v.1-2. Dramas.--v.3. Poems. Good to very good copies all finely bound in contemporary calf over marble boards with the title blocked direct in gilt. Some wear and toning to the spine bands. Remains an uncommonly good example.

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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. 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.

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        Document, signed ("John Jacob Astor")

      New York may 12 1813 New York, may 12, 1813. Folio. 7 pp. Fold split repaired with cello tape, just touching Astor signature. Paper seals attached, occasional light toning, creases. Sheets bound together with green ribbon . Concerning an indenture between the Columbian Insurance Company of New York and Astor, John Grant and John G. Coster, Merchants relating to lands taken by the British during the War of 1812

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        DIARIO ECCLESIASTICO PARA O REINO DE PORTUGAL, PRINCIPALMENTE PARA A CIDADE DE LISBOA, PARA O ANNO DE 1813:

      Lisbon: Com Licenca se S. A. R. , 1813. Slight fraying to spine crown and foot, but remarkably well preserved for this delicate genre. Slipcase with wear, but still handsome. 16mo. 157p. Folding hand-colored map of Portugal. Bound in pale silk and extensively embroidered with gold thread, the spine with diamond pattern with central sequins, the upper cover with a central coat-of-arms, the lower cover with a central view of the Tower of Belem with a ship in the distance also formed from colored threads, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Housed in pull off slipcase of scarlet straight grained morocco, both sides featuring crossed trumpets with a lyre and the British royal crest with the lion and unicorn rampant with the motto "Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense".

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        Document Signed

      The Bank of Illinois was established in 1813, and in 1818 the important early Illinois town of Edwardsville in Madison County was authorized to open the Bank of Illinois at Edwardsville provided it received $50,000 in subscriptions before commencing. The panic of 1819 ensued, however, and by 1821 the much-heralded bank failed and closed. DS, 2pp (single leaf), 7½" X 12¼", Edwardsville, IL, 1821 July 16. Very good. Moderately age toned. This remarkable document is a bond signed by 22 important Illinois settlers "to The President & Directors of the Branch of the State Bank at Edwardsville" -- quite possibly a last-ditch effort stave off the bank's closing. "Know all Men by these Presents," begins the boldly penned boilerplate text, "that we... are held and firmly bound, unto the President and Directors of the Branch of the State Bank of Illinois at Edwardsville in the sum of Sixty thousand Dollars, for the use of the People of the Said State...." Standard legalese text then spells out "The Condition of this obligation." Signed at the bottom of the first page by the five primary participants named in the body of the document and also by four others, with the verso containing the remaining 13 signers in two columns. These 22 signers include the movers and shakers of the Edwardsville area at this time, along with several about whom we know little and a couple who remain unidentified. In order of signing, first the five primary signers named with the text of the document: THEOPHILUS W. SMITH (1784-1846), pro-slavery newspaper editor, quartermaster-general to Governor John Reynolds in the Black Hawk War, state senator, state Supreme Court associate justice from 1825 to 1842 (and subject of Illinois's first impeachment trial for "oppressive conduct, corruption, and high misdemeanors" in 1832, though acquitted). JACOB JUDY (1797-1850), register at the Edwardsville land office from 1845 to 1849; surveyed part of the famed Edwards Trace. SAMUEL WHITESIDE (1783-1868), of the important pioneer family (whose patriarch William W. distinguished himself in the Revolutionary War at the celebrated Battle of King's Mountain), captain in the War of 1812, brigadier general in the Black Hawk War, namesake of Whiteside County, Illinois. ABRAHAM PRUITT (1781-1832), pioneer settler of Goshen and militia soldier who chased a part of Indians who had slaughtered seven white women and children, killing one Indian and finding a white woman's scalp in the Indian's pouch. ELI B. CLEMSON (?-1846), U.S. Army officer active in early Detroit and St. Louis (Fort Clemson nearby named in his honor), real estate investor and businessman who ran stage and mail coaches in Illinois, merchant, farmer, postmaster, Pulaski County Court clerk. In a second column on this first page also appear: R.T. McKENNEY (?-?), second cashier of the Bank of Illinois at Edwardsville. UNIDENTIFIED (illegible). JAMES WATTS (?-?), unidentified. GEORGE LEAS (?-?), unidentified. Two columns of signatures fill the top half of the second leaf. At left, top to bottom: JOSEPH BOROUGH (?-?), a private from St. Clair County in the War of 1812, delegate to the 1818 Illinois state constitutional convention, state representative 1818 to 1820. JOSEPH EBERMAN (?-?), pioneer settler of Troy whose tavern was one of the first structures there; first justice of the peace. JOEL WHITESIDE (1784-1840), pioneer settler who with brother Samuel made the first improvements near what's now Edwardsville, officer in the War of 1812. JUBILEE POSEY (1792-1878), pioneer settle of Troy; only signer to sign with "his mark," a large "X". AARON ARMSTRONG (?-?), unidentified. WILLIAM H. HOPKINS (?-?), Officer in the Illinois militia. At right, top to bottom: JOHN TODD (1787-1865), Mary Todd Lincoln's uncle, a noted physician and surgeon in the War of 1812, taken prisoner by the Indians in 1813 at the Battle of River Raisin (Canada), moved to Edwardsville in 1817 and to Springfield in 1827, register of the U.S. Land Office in Springfield. DANIEL POPE COOK (1794-1827), son-in-law of Governor Ninian Edwards (Edwardsville namesake), editor of "Illinois Intelligencer," Illinois's first attorney general in 1819, at-large Illinois representative 1819 to 1827, namesake of Cook County. ABRAHAM HOWARD (?-?), as commander of the fort at Edwardsville in 1814 when an Indian attack (that never materialized) was feared, he supposedly chased a lone Indian who had "committed some overt act near the fort" 90 miles, killed him and brought his bleeding scalp to the fort. ISAAC FERGUSON (?-?), co-founded the nearby city of Marine in 1813, commanded Chilton's Fort 1812 to 1814. J.L. McCOLLUM (?-?), unidentified. WILLIAM PARKISON (?-?), colonel in the Illinois militia. JAMES ROBINSON (?-?), unidentified. Alongside each of the 22 signatures the word "LS" (for "Legal Seal") within an oval squiggle has been penned -- indicating this was not an official copy, but rather a retained draft kept by one of the parties involved. Below these last columns of signatures Samuel Whiteside signs a second time, beneath "Sealed and delivered / in the presence of." Blank lower portion contains dockets, one signed be E.J. West. A provocative early Illinois document recording what appears to be failed attempt to rescue this struggling bank -- and signed by a "Who's Who" of important Illinois citizens. Extremely unusual and quite desirable.

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        Poetical Epistles, and Specimens of Translation

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Company 1813, 1st Edition. () x,133pp. Very good. 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.

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        Rokeby; A Poem In Six Cantos

      First Edition by John Ballanthyne and Co., Edinburgh: 1813. In a fine recent, 1/2 black leather and black cloth covered boards recasing with gilt text and gilt decorated black leather labels on the spine with new end sheets. A quarto measuring 11 1/4" by 9" (285 x 225mm). The contents are remarkably clear of foxing or tanning of the pages. The pages containing the preliminary ads are worn at the fore edges and beginning to tan and there is an early prior owner's name on the title page. 330 pages of text followed by Notes to the Cantos numbering 116 pages (in Roman Numerals) these pages are followed by three pages of ads by the publisher. With the exception of the blank leaves before and after the title page this copy contains all of the issue points identified by Willaim B. Todd's and Ann Bowden's Bibliography of Sir Walter Scott. (Todd/Boden, 64Aa)

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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.

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        Northern campaigns, from the commencement of the war in 1812, to the armistice signed and ratified June 4, 1813;: With an appendix, containing all the ... Alexander & Buonaparte. In two volumes

      Published by Patrick Martin and Co. ... and by J. Ballantyne and Co. Edinburgh; and J. Cumming, Dublin, 1813. Paperback. Very Good. 2 volume set. Patrick Martin, 1813 printing. 8vo. Good binding and cover. Hardcover. Contemporary boards, rebacked modern spines. Foxing. Hand painted fold out maps. See our pictures.

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        Traite De Chimie Elementaire Theorique et Pratique

      Paris: Crochard, 1813. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Vol 1: v,[1-blank],x, 606 pages. Vol 2: [6],762 pages. Vol 3: [6], 638 pages. Vol 4: [4], 333,[1],[2],68 plus 32 plates pages. Note: there are 2 plate XXIV, and no plate XXVI (binder's error). Matching 4 volumes with half leather spines over boards. Untrimmed. Edge staining and dampstaining to plates, probably from marbling process on boards. Generally bright and clean internally, with occasional dampstaining. Volume 4 has marginal staining to the textblock in some areas probably from sloppy marbling to the board edges. Some bumping to the corners, and minor wear to the board marbling. Leather has some rubbing to it overall, but sound. Volume 1 is 1813, Vol 2 is 1814, Vol 3 is 1815, nd Vol 4 is 1816. Overall a very good set.

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