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        T. Lucretii Cari De Rerum Natura Libre Sex

      Glasquae (Glasgow) : Andream Duncan , 1813. 4 volume matched set. Books are bound in green vellum. The books have been professionally rebound which included resewing the books , new end sheets and repairs to the spines. The books retain the original vellum boards. Nice looking matched set. Text is in Latin. Volumes seem to average about 400 pages per volume. The text blocks are clean , but I saw a previous owners name written on a front endsheet of volume 1 and notes on the end sheet of each volume at the end of the volumes. The book pages are lightly age toned , but clean. There are minor notations intersperced thoroughout the books - very minor. Very collectible set of books. . Hard Cover. Collectible Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: JPollard Bookseller]
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        The Holy Bible : containing the Old and New Testaments, according to the authorized translation, with all the parallel texts and marginal readings.: To which are added, notes and practical observations, designed as a help to a correct understanding of the sacred writings.

      Liverpool : printed by Nuttall, Fisher, and Dixon 1813 - Physical description: vi, 1171p : illus. (incl frontis.) ; 45cm x 29cm. Subjects: Bible -- English -- 1813. Bible -- Old Testament -- Apocrypha -- Authorized -- 1813. Notes: "For a general account of these inspired books, and of the present edition, the reader is desired to consult the introduction, by Adam Clarke, LL.D." --title page. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Red morocco gilt-blocked label to spine, with blind tooled crossed bands. Pages dust-toned as with age, with some foxing to the title and prelims. Particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 4 Kg. 1171 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Great Washington Forger: A Classic from the Hand of Robert Spring

      The Great Washington Forger: A Classic from the Hand of Robert Spring& .& Englishman Robert Spring (b. 1813) immigrated to the United States and opened a modest bookshop in Philadelphia. However, he found the bookseller's trade less than profitable and began to seek ways to capitalize on the growing interest in Presidential paraphernalia, specifically, George Washington. Although Spring continued to run his bookshop legitimately, his counterfeit activities were soon detected, and he was arrested in Philadelphia in 1858. He sought refuge in Canada and continued his forgery by using pseudonyms. Spring returned to the United States circa 1860, settling in Baltimore. After a second arrest, Spring's operating procedures were outlined at his 1869 trial for forgery in Philadelphia. He died penniless in a Philadelphia charity ward hospital in 1876.& & Spring was ambitious and his ingenuity sometimes evokes a grudging admiration. He originated the technique of personalizing his fabrications. He was also first to advertise, soliciting for autographs and rare books. Spring also had the honor of being characterized in a 1930 Robert Ripley 'Believe It Or Not' cartoon. His work has duped many, even so far as his Washington forgeries being ostentatiously displayed in Independence Hall. He is said to have described his activities as "innocently contributing to the gratifications of the amiable weakness of those who are fond of autographs." It is thus ironic then that the notorious Spring would base his livelihood forging the signature of the man who "could not tell a lie."& & Perhaps less than half of the libraries, and almost none of the private owners, are aware that their Washington document is a Spring forgery. Spring's forgeries are recognizable both because they lack Washington's bold, strong but elegantly fluid stroke and also because he used similar formats time and time again. He would use the "Pass," allowing a soldier of varying name to pass this way or that. Or he would write a check from Mount Vernon. These forgeries, increasingly uncommon, are highly sought after by Washington collectors and others interested in the world of American forgers.& & Autograph Document Signed, "Mount Vernon, October 8, 1798, to the Cashier of the Office of Discount and Deposit Ð Baltimore," "Will please pay Lewis Benedict Esq. or bearer the sum of Two hundred and twelve dollars and chg. the same to my account.. G. Washington."

      [Bookseller: The Raab Collection]
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        Visio Willi de Petro Ploughman. The Vision of William concerning Peirs Ploughman and The Visions of the same concerning the Origin, Progress, and Perfection of the Christian Life...Printed from a MS. contemporary with the author, collated with two others of great antiquity, and exhibiting the original text. Together with an introductory discourse, a perpetual commentary, annotations, and a glossary. By Thomas Dunham Whitaker?

      Printed for John Murray London: Printed for John Murray, 1813 Full tan morocco over heavy wooden boards. Covers paneled in gilt, with elaborate blindstamped decoration in all four corners. Professionally rebacked, with old spine laid down. Spine with gilt tooling and raised bands, title and publication information in blind. . Quarto. Text in Black Letter, printed in black and red, with notes in roman type. Wood-engraved decorative initial letters and tail-pieces. Elaborate gilt-ruled turn-ins with parchment doublures and end-leaves, all edges gilt. Corners and bands rubbed, offsetting from turn-in, binding a bit toned. A very good copy. A sumptuously printed edition, with extensive notes. Lowndes notes that this work sold for a whopping £8.8s. when it was published, though it also adds that Whitaker "has carefully suppressed all the passages relating to the indecent lives and practices of the Romish Clergy" (p. 1888). Two of the manuscripts that were used were from the library of Richard Heber, to whom the book is dedicated. The third was housed at Oriel College, Oxford.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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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 brown calf, front cover rehinged. Teg. Near 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 Root & Son. Covers with triple gilt border panels that house gilt floral motifs at corners, raised band, spine panels richly gilt, green and red leather spine labels lettered in gilt, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, plates exceptionally bright and clean, offsetting to tissue guards opposite plates, armorial bookplate, early bookseller description at front cover paste-down, small chip backstrip head.

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        Essays on the Sources of the Pleasures Received from Literary Compositions

      London; Edinburgh - Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; Manners and Miller, Archibald Constable and Co., 1813 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Scarce early lit crit. The second edition of William Greenfield's scarce essays of his university lectures on emotional responses to literature. In a decorative binding, and direct from the library at Newton Hall, the 18th century country house and estate in Northumberland, with a pencil shelfmark to the front free-endpaper, and the armorial bookplate of the Reverend Joseph Cook, with view of Newton Hall. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. William Greenfield, 1755 - 1827, was a Church of Scotland minister and literary critic. Greenfield was a respected minister and an accomplished scholar, being elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1783. This flourishing career was cut short when scandalous rumours circulating in Edinburgh caused Greenfield to resign his position in the church on 20 December 1798 and to flee to England. On receiving his letter of resignation, and taking his flight as a tacit admission of guilt, the presbytery of Edinburgh deposed him as a minister of the gospel and excommunicated him from the church. . . From his exile in England Greenfield continued to write, publishing (anonymously) in London an edition of his university lectures in London entitled Essays on the Sources of the Pleasures Received from Literary Compositions in 1809, and also contributing anonymously to the Quarterly Review -ODNB. Reverend Joseph Cook of Newton-on-the-Moor, d. 1844, was vicar of Chatton and Shilbottle, and held the estate at Newton Hall, Northumberland. He married Sarah Widdrington in 1786. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The front hinge is cracked but still firm. There is some wear to the extremities, including some rubbing. Internally the pages are bright with the very occasional spot. Overall the condition is good, with a near fine interior..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        BOOK OF WONDERS [SOUTHCOTT BOOK OF WONDERS VOLUMES 1-5, BOUND TOGETHER; BOUND WITH FOUR SOUTHCOTT PAMPHLETS]

      London; Printed By Marchant And Galabin, Ingram-Court 1813-1814 - Later half calf. 8vo. 88; 116; 64; 80; 72; 64; 48; 24; 40 pages. 22 cm. First edition. A collection of Joanna Southcott’s last writings. Nine volumes, from the same printer, same writer (s) , bound together, including: "The book of wonders, marvellous and true" 1813; "The second book of wonders, more marvellous than the first", 1813; "The third book of wonders, announcing the coming of Shiloh: with a call to the Hebrews, from Isaiah xi, ‘And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. ’ Revelation xxii. 16, 17, ‘I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. ’ Here is the call to the Jews, to answer, how they will expect the branch, without the root, whom they cut off, and set at nought" 1814; "The fourth book of wonders: being the answer of the Lord to the Hebrews", 1814; "The fifth book of wonders: announcing the event having taken place, which was promised in the fourth book should be in May: with a further explanation of the four former books ; also an answer to the address of the Rev. James Hearn, Curate of Brixham, Devon; and to the mockery of others", 1814; and four pamphlets: "Copies of letters sent to the clergy of Exeter, from 1796 to 1800, with communications and prophecies put in the newspapers in 1813"; "Wisdom excelleth the weapons of war: and herein is shewn that judgments are the strange works of the Lord, but mercy His darling attribute", 1814; "A communication sent in a letter to the Reverend Mr. P. In 1797, with an explanation thereon now given", 1814; "Prophecies announcing the birth of the Prince of Peace", 1814. All publications "Printed by W. Marchant, Ingram Court", and end on this note "The above taken from Joanna Southcott's mouth, by me, Ann Underwood. " Nine publications by Joanna Southcott (1750-1814) , prophet and writer, who started the Southcottian movement with her phrophecies, gaining many adherents from Richard Brothers after his arrest: "One of the most significant of her London converts was Jane Townley, who not only invited Southcott, in April 1804, to become part of her household, but also did all she could to promote Southcott's writings and cause, including providing her maidservant, Ann Underwood, to act as Southcott's accomplished and devoted amanuensis. With the steadfast assistance of Foley, Sharp, and others, the three women became the nerve centre for the Southcottian movement, which generated an astonishing degree of interest, correspondence, and debate regarding Southcott's prophetic claims. Between 1801 and 1814, Southcott published some sixty-five pamphlets, totalling almost 5000 pages; moreover, her unpublished manuscripts amount to twice the number of pages in print. By one conservative estimate, a total of 108, 000 copies of her various works were published and circulated from 1801 to 1816, making her one of the most popular writers of her time (Hopkins, 84) . One reason for the immediate appeal of her texts is their unique mix of apocalyptic optimism with down-to-earth narratives about everyday life, which she converts to spiritual account. In 1814 Southcott carried the claim to a new level when she announced that she was about to become the mother of Shiloh, the name given to the expected divine incarnation. The revelation was made explicit in The Third Book of Wonders, Announcing the Coming of Shiloh (1814) , and Prophecies Announcing the Birth of the Prince of Peace (1814) , which collected extractions from earlier writings that seemed to anticipate this new revelation. After Southcott's death the movement splintered and prophets of Shiloh proliferated, among which John Ward's Shilohites and John Wroe's Christian Israelites were the most prominent. A core of her inner circle kept the faith quietly, remaining loyal to Southcott's work, as signified by their protection of the ‘great box’, which contained the sealed prophecies that were to be opened some time in the unspecified future by t [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Doctrine of Life-Annuities and Assurances, Analytically Investigated and Explained. In Two Volumes

      London - John Richardson, 1813 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce and early edition of Francis Baily's extended Doctrine of Life-Annuities with two interesting provenances, Henry Bickersteth and the Equitable Life Assurance Society. Recently rebacked, withthe bookplateof Henry Bickersteth, Baron Langdale, to the front pastedowns. Complete in Two Volumes. Title continued- Together with Several Useful Tables connected with the Subject; to which is now added an Appendix, containing a New Method of Calculating and Arranging such Tables. With a separate title page for the Appendix in Volume II. With a handwrittenletter from the Equitable Life Assurance Society, 1918, stating 'This book. . . given to the society by Miss I. E. Dell. They belonged to her father who was for many years a Clerk in the office. Henry Bickersteth, Baron Langdale, 1783-1851, was a British law reformer, and master of the rolls. Witha RileyDunn & Wilson,Conservators &Bookbinders, label to each rearpastedowns. Francis Baily, 1774-1844, was an English stockbroker and astronomer. His work on life annuities and insurances attempted systematically to algebraize the subject and represent various cases of annuities and assurances by symbols. He was also one of the first not to rely on Price's Northampton mortality tables. . . In 1808 he published his highly successful and authoritative Doctrine of Interest and Annuities Analytically Investigated and Explained. This was followed in 1810 by his sequel, Doctrine of Life-Annuities and Assurances Analytically Investigated and Practically Explained. The latter also contained a critical guide to the several life-assurance companies in London, which later that year was published separately as a very popular pamphlet DNB. Condition: In a full calf binding. Recently rebacked, with contemporary boards. With new endpapers. Externally, some rubbing to the boards. Internally, firmly bound, bright, with the occasional spot or mark, with foxingto the first and last pages as usual. Page 11/12 of the appendix has been close-cropped to the edge of the text, with just minor loss to several letters. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        CON FECHA DE 25 DE JUNIO ULTIMO ME DICE EL SENOR SECRETARIO DE ESTADO Y DEL DESPACHO DE LA GOBERNACION DE ULTRAMAR LO SIGUIENTE [manuscript caption title for printed document]

      Havana. Sept. 20, 1813.. 1p. plus integral blank. Folio. Old fold lines. Moderately chipped and worn at edges. Lightly and evenly tanned. Contemporary manuscript notations. Good. A rare printed decree from Cuba at the beginning of the 19th century, as Spanish power in the world was waning, but Spain's grip on Cuba was still quite firm. This decree, issued by the King on June 14, 1813 and printed September 20th, announces new laws regarding the rights to vote and to be elected to hold government positions for professors and scholars from certain universities, collegiums, and seminars. The decree forbade these rights to the Knights of Justice of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem as well as members of the four military orders of Santiago, Calatrava, Alcantara, and Montesa. It is endorsed in manuscript, with the imprint and header also written in by hand. Early Caribbean imprints are rare.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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

      London: J.J. Stockdale, 1813. leather_bound. Contemporary, full straight-grained black morocco. Aeg. 4 volumes. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 128,124,135,160 pages. 17 1/2 x 10 1/2 cm. Eighty hand-colored plates (stipple and line engravings). First published, Paris 1811 in four vols. with two additional volumes published the following year. This English edition presents the first four vols. only -- 4th edition of Vol I, 3,4; and 5th edition, Vol.II. First English edition, 1812. ABBEY TRAVEL 535. BRUNET Vol.I, p1126. COLAS 435. Bookplates, text and titles foxed, plates bright and clean, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, double gilt cover border panels frame inner gilt vine and leaf motif. An elegantly bound set, text spotting aside.

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        The Life of Merlin, Sirnamed Ambrosius. His Prophecies, and Predictions Interpreted; and Their Truth Made Good by Our English Annals: Being a Chronological History of all the Kings and Memorable Passages of this Kingdom, from Brute to the Reign of King Charles.

      London: Printed for Lackington, Allen, and Co., 1813. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. viii,324pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Merlin beneath a tree. Contemporary straight grained morocco spine and corners, gilt spine title and tooling, paste-paper boards, marbled endpapers. Title page printed in black and red. Index. The author is not identified on the title but at the end of the Preface, 'To the Reader', as Thomas Heywood. Edges and corners worn else this is a near fine copy, though the frontispiece has offset onto the title. First printed in 1641 in London, and later reprinted in 1812 in Carmarthen; this third printing (or second London printing) is nonetheless scarce in its own right. Lowndes, p. 1064, mentions only the 1641 and 1812 printings.

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        Naval Poems. Pleasures of the Naval Life, and the Battle of Trafalgar

      London: by T. C. Hansard for C. Cradock and W.Joy, and J. Hatchard,, 1813. Quarto (350 × 260 mm). Original drab boards, paper label to the spine. Modern bookplate to the front free endpaper, which has stained through to the verso slightly, joints a little cracked, spine chipping, boards a touch rubbed, but an excellently preserved, uncut copy. First edition. Downey explains that he has written "The Pleasures of Naval Life" as a corrective to the "tone of querulous despondence" that underlies so much naval literature; "The Naval Life is NOT a series of privations, distresses, and affliction. It presents a variety of situations, the delights of which are heightened by contrast." The poem takes the form of an account of a voyage from Falmouth to India, returning to London via St. Helena. In the second part he essays a blow-by-blow account of Nelson's climactic victory in rhyming couplets. The impressive four-page subscribers list includes Dr. William Beatty, who attended the dying Nelson on board Victory, Admirals Northesk and Durham, Vice Admiral Harvey and Captains Bayntun and Pellew, all of whom served in the battle, together with Cochrane, Admiral Duckworth, Admiral Keith, and John Wilson Croker, secretary to the Board of Admiralty, to whom the book is dedicated. An extremely handsome copy of an uncommon title, four copies only on COPAC, copy in NMM.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Genealogical History of the Earldom of Sutherland from Its Origin to the Year 1630 with a Continuation to the Year 1651

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Company, 1813.. Elephant Folio. (14 x 9.5 inches). pp xv, (i), 575, xi. Engraved portait frontispiece, Armorial Bearings, Charter (facsimile of Indenture). Engraved title page vignette. Half calf over pebbled cloth. Gilt to spine. Rebacked with original spine laid down, boards a little rubbed and scuffed. All edges marbled. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown, Minto Wilson. Engraved plates spotted or browned, with off-setting and spotting to nearby pages. Directions For Placing the Plates and Erratum fixed to gutter at p.v. Trifle occasional spotting. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. No inscriptions. A Very Good copy. Extremely heavy book, requiring possibly prohibitive postage overseas. First edition.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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        A.L.S. on Administration of Hospices for Civilian of the City of Paris stationery, Paris, Sep 31, 1812

      ?The Members of the 4th Division, To the Director and Administrator ? Comptroller of the Imperial Academy of Music. We are honored to inform you, Sir, that as of January 1, 1813 Mr. de Bief will be the director in charge of the management of the tax on public performances to benefit the poor, we encourage you to acknowledge him in this position, and to turn over to him or to his representatives, the sums resulting from the rights recognized to indigents according to the imperial decrees of Sept.9, 1809.?, Signed, ?L.Coulombe? and ?Dupont (de Nemours)?

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        PICTURESQUE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DRESS AND MANNERS OF THE AUSTRIANS... London Printed for Thomas Mc Lean, Haymarket; by Holwett and Brimmer, Frith Street, Soho. (s.d., 1813 ?).

      Bella ril. cartonata, dorso e angoli in pelle rossa, tit. in oro e nervature al dorso, cm 25x18, pp XV, 50 di schede riferite ad ogni tavola., 50 splendide tavv f.t. incise e colorate a mano. Ex libris: Harry Lawrence Bradfer-Lawrence F.S.A. Ottimo esemplare.

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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.

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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]

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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..

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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.

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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]

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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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