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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, AB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Prior Books]
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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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        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.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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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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        Patent Right Oppression Exposed; or, Knavery Detected. In an Address, to Unite All Good People to Obtain a Repeal of the Patent Laws. To Which is Added, An Alarming Law Case; Also, Reflections on the Patent Laws

      Philadelphia: R. Folwell and G. Allchin, 1813. Hard Cover. Good. Hard Cover. Dedicated to the Honest Millers of America; with Much Reference to Baltimore & Maryland Including the Tysons & Ellicotts. Good with original spine and front cover, which is detached, soiled and worn at the edges and corners. 8vo. Rear board has been covered in orange marbled paper, it is quite clean w/no rubbing. Interior is browned with foxing to endpapers though most of interior is otherwise clean with only minor spotting in places. Text is bright, pages are tightly bound even though front board is detached, rear hinge is exceptionally strong. Deckle edge pages, chipping to early and late pages. 189 pages. Though worn this remains a unique item. Law. LAW/12103.

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        QUEEN MAB; A PHILOSOPHICAL POEM: WITH NOTES

      London: Printed by P.B. Shelley, 1813.. [4],240pp. Octavo. Handsome full medium brown crushed levant, with decorative side panels ruled in gilt, blind and black with enclosed ornaments, five raised bands with similar decoration to compartments, a.e.g., by Bumpus. Light but persistent foxing and some old corner creases, a few very small blind impressions to lower cover, but a very good copy. Half morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition of Shelley's first poem of considerable length, composed between the years 1809 and 1813, attended by copious prose explanatory notes. Because of its reflection of many of Shelley's more progressive views, the publication of QUEEN MAB was private. and it is thought the edition consisted of 250 copies hors commerce. To diminish the prospect of prosecution, Shelley elected to extract the dedication, and cut away the title imprint and the printer's imprint on the final leaf in those copies he distributed. While earlier generations of collectors and dealers heralded the unmutilated copies as the exception, it is now clear that in fact only a minority portion of the edition was subjected to that action, perhaps 70 of the 250 copies. It was not reprinted until 1821, when a piracy landed its perpetrator in jail, and prompted the great displeasure of the author. HAYWARD 225. GRANNIS 15. TINKER 1887. WISE, pp.39-40.

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        FLORE PARISIENNE Contenant la Description des Plantes qui Croissent Naturellement aux Environs de Paris

      Paris: F. Schoell, 1813. The publication history of this work is difficult to determine though it would appear to have been published between 1808-1813 and then discontinued. It also seemed to have later assumed the name ‘Flora Parisiensis’. This copy includes the half-title page, title page [Flore Parisienne] followed by 32 pages of text and 44 leaves of fine uncoloured stipple-engraved plates. This copy includes the original information slip which states "Les neuf premiers Livraisons renfermeront Les Nos 1-5, 7-10, 13,15, 17-20, 22-26, 28-32, 34, 35, 37-41, 45-53, 59, 61, 68 des Planches. Les Nos. 6,11,12,16, 21 formeront la dixieme Livraison. Les Nos. 27, 33, 36, 42, 43 la onzieme. Les Nos. 44 54, 55, 56, 57 la douzieme." translated thus. " The first nine Deliveries [parts] will contain the Nos 1-5, 7-10, 13, 15, 17-20, 22-26, 28-32, 34, 35, 37-41, 45-53, 59, 61, 68 of the plates. The nos. 6, 11, 12, 16, 21 will form the tenth Part. The nos. 27, 33, 36, 42,43 the eleventh. The nos. 44 54, 55, 56, 57 the twelfth." It is our understanding that the later parts were never published - in fact the literature states that only 8 parts were published but the original publication slip here would suggest that in fact it was 9 parts. The number of plates present is 44 which conforms with the above numbers as far as the 9th part and therefore has the full complement of plates at least in this form (Books at auction under the title Flora Parisiensis have stated 48 plates and include plate numbers 74-75, which are not mentioned on the publication slip here). The text finishes at page 32 and only goes up to plate 36 so is probably incomplete. This copy is unbound and housed in an old portfolio, the leaves are uncut and the paper bright and and fresh without foxing, a few leaves slightly worn at the edges, plate 68 is torn and creased at the bottom edge in several places but not affecting the plate mark. A very good copy. Seemingly very scarce. We would be pleased to have this bound on your behalf should you wish - please contact us for details.. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No DJ. Elephant Folio.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Mr. Shelley." in the third person) to Christopher John Pike

      41 Skinner Street, Snow Hill, n.d., but probably August, 1813. One page, 12mo, with Shelley's red wax seal, red cloth portfolio. Provenance: A. Edward Newton (his sale Parke-Bernet, pt III, 30 October 1941, lot 247; bookplate in portfolio); Roger H. West (bookplate in portfolio). Excellent condition, the seal intact. Shelley writes in the third person: "Mr. Shelley requests that Mr. Pike would give the Bearer the copy of the Settlement in his possession. Mr. S. will return it in the course of the week." Kenneth Neill Cameron provides the most accurate dating for this letter in Shelley and His Circle, vol. III, pp. 244–48. This letter and one other (probably written to Shelley's lawyer, G. B. Ballachey) are the only ones to be known to have been written by Shelley from William Godwin's house, 41 Skinner Street, Snow Hill, in London. The probable date for both letters is 18–19 August 1813, the only two days when Shelley was at Godwin's house and was actively involved in procuring the 1791 settlement of the Shelley family estates as part of his efforts to raise post obit money for the financially strapped Godwin (see also James Bieri, Percy Bysshe Shelley, 2004, vol. I, pp. 300, 340). Shelley had just achieved his legal majority, having turned 21 on 4 August 1813. Christopher John Pike was a solicitor who Shelley and his wife later met at Ballachey's office on 14 September 1814 when another post obit sale was taking place. At this time, however, after Shelley's July 1814 elopement with Mary Godwin (he was married to Harriet Westbrook), both were banned by Godwin from entering his home.

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        Petit almanach des Dames, pour l’an 181[4]

      Paris:: Rosa,, [1813]. 18mo. 18mo (124 x 76 mm). [8] leaves, 186 pp., [1 blank leaf]. Half-title, engraved title with vignette by Delignon after Guido Reni, 6 engraved plates by & after various artists, each followed by a leaf of letterpress explanation. In title, last digit of date 1814 supplied in ms. Printed on wove paper. Some minor soiling; binding edges rubbed, one or two small scrapes to sides. Contemporary gold-tooled calf, sides with vine roll border enclosing large central field of all-over vermiculé tooling bordered by a hatched fillet with tiny disks at corners, smooth spine in compartments with rosettes and butterfly tools, gilt edges.***& & A periodical publication for women, in a rare vermiculé binding by the publisher-bookbinder Rosa. Issued from 1811 to 1832, the Almanach des Dames featured poems and (occasionally) prose works largely by female writers, and illustrations thought to appeal to a female readership, often after women artists. The 1814 issue contains poems by dozens of different poets and poetasters, from well-known writers including Madame Dufresnoy, Fanny de Beauharnais, and Madame de Genlis, to obscure contributors like Mme. Combes, Mme. Des Roches, Mme. Éléanore de Labouisse, the late Mme Bourdic-Viot, M. de Verneuil, M. Hyacinth, etc. The engravings in classical subjects reproduce paintings by the celebrated Swiss artist Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807) and the Parisian genre painter Jeanne-Elisabeth Chaudet (née Gabiou, 1767-1832), as well as Guido Reni, Carracci, Giulio Romano and Joseph Franque. In a concluding note to the reader, the publisher invites contributions and notes that they must be received by the middle of the year, since a large number of copies must be bound, and summer is more propitious to bookbinding. Most copies, according to Grand-Carteret, were bound in calf; a few were in paper- or silk-covered boards. Copies printed on papier vélin, like this one, were the most expensive and presumably the most elegantly bound. & & A German by birth, possibly of Spanish origin, Frédéric-Guillaume Rosa (1760?-1832) registered in Paris in 1812 as a "bookseller-bookbinder." He specialized in Spanish books and in "calendars, almanacs and small gift books" (Ramsden). The sinuous vermiculé décor used here, produced with special rolls, is usually associated with François Bozérian jeune, with whom Rosa may have trained. Another, plainer vermiculé binding by Rosa is held by the British Library and reproduced in their online Database of Bookbindings. Grand-Carteret 1602. Cf. Ramsden, p. 180; Fléty, p. 154. &

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        Tixall Poetry With Notes And Illustrations

      James Ballantyne for Longman , Hurst , Rees , Orme and Brown and John Ballantyne, 1813. Tixall Poetry With Notes And Illustrations By Arthur Clifford Printed by James Ballantyne for Longman , Hurst , Rees , Orme and Brown and John Ballantyne 1813 First Edition Quarto , ( 12" by 9 1/2" ) Quarter leather bound volume. Both boards detached and lacking backstrip . 409 pages ( last page has pagination error showing 490 instead of 409 ) . The first gathering which includes half title, title , frontis, & dedication page detached as one from rest of binding. As also is the last gathering to last four pages on which are printed the apendix .Pages are untrimmed. many pages uncut and unread. occasional scattered foxing throughout . Has engraved fontis . Binding to contents very frail .. Disbound. Used: Acceptable. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Private Press.

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

      Paris: Mme. Ve. Courcier,, 1813. Nouvelle edition, revue et augmente par l'auteur., his final revisions; large quarto, (leaves 27 cm. tall), xi, [1], 383 pp.; light general age toning with edges darker but a very good+, untrimmed copy in modern paper covered boards with blue sides and tan spine. Photos available upon request.

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        The Voyages of Captain James Cook Round the World

      London,: Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1813.. Duodecimo, seven volumes bound in five, with portrait frontispiece of Cook, two folding maps and 29 folding plates; a few plates a little chipped and creased; a very good set in a handsome modern binding of half-calf gilt. A really attractive set of Captain Cook's collected voyages in an elegant binding by Morrell. This scarce edition is an abridgement of the first, second and third voyage accounts edited from the official versions authorised by the Admiralty.This was one of two contemporary editions made from surplus sheets and plates from the volumes relating to Cook's voyages which first appeared in Mavor's General collection of voyages (1809-1810). Both versions follow the same organization as Mavor, but each was issued with new title-pages. 'With regard to the correct number of plates found in each volume, this work is a bibliographic riddle... the key numbers for the plates are sometimes correct for this issue and sometimes evidently meant for the earlier series. The result is that the binder has frequently placed plates in the wrong position, or even in the wrong volumes' (Forbes, in the Hawaiian National Bibliography, of the 1809 version). The present copy corresponds exactly with Forbes' collation, a testament to the 'bibliographic riddle' surrounding these books.The set is scarce with Beddie locating copies only in the Mitchell and National Libraries. Forbes adds another in a private collection.Beddie, 78; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 431.

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

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

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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.. First edition.. Hardcover. 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.

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        Bibliotheca Stanleiana. A Splendid Selection of Rare and Fine Books, from the Distinguished Library of Colonel Stanley. The Selection contains all his rare Italian and Spanish Poetry, Novels and Romances; an extraordinary Collection of Voyages and Travels,...all the old Chronicles...Splendid Books of Natural History

      History...the Books will be sold by Auction by R.H. Evans...on Friday the 30th of April, and Seven Following Days. 3 p.l., 71, [1] pp. 8vo, attractive antique half-diced russia & marbled boards, spine gilt, outer & lower edges uncut. London: 1813. Thomas Stanley (1749-1818), "was a book-lover possessing more knowledge of the contents of his library than many of those who were his contemporaries and juniors. It is refreshing to read the notes in the catalogue of his sale; evidently written by himself, when one has become tired of seeing over and over again the stereotyped inanities of most auction-catalogues. Colonel Stanley lived at a time when Italian literature was in vogue; Don Bowle was an elder contemporary whose example led Mr. Croft and Colonel Stanley to make acquaintance with Castilian books. Many works in the languages of the two peninsulas gave a certain distinction to the small but choice library of Colonel Stanley."-Quaritch, Dictionary, p. 271. This was one of the fine libraries which came onto the market as a result of the bibliomania which was so evident at the Roxburghe sale in 1812. Stanley's library made the very large sum of 8232 pounds. 1136 lots, ruled in red and priced throughout with buyers' names. Heber was a major purchaser at this sale. The first edition of both volumes of Don Quixote made 42 pounds and was purchased by the Duke of Devonshire. Fine copy. ❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, cols. 584-85. De Ricci, p. 88. Horne, p. 674. .

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        Essai sur une Nouvelle Methode de Signaux

      “De jour et de Nuit, presente a Viconte de Marigny... Vice Admiral, Commandant de la Marine au Port de Brest.” A beautifully penned presentation of a new method of signals with an explanatory introduction and complete “tableaux de signaux” each charted with combinations of flags representing various vocabularies. The 97 pages of text display 10 times 10 possibilities of flags to create the 100 word vocabulary on each page. The introduction has a small chart with 24 hand colored flags, each identified by a number which is later used in the combinations of flags. In his introduction the author of this original work speaks of other systems of signaling that were in existence prior to 1813, and we assume the manuscript dates from that era. Bound in original calf over boards. A lovely manuscript.

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        Documento con firma autografa Parigi, 26 marzo 1813

      Documento in francese a firma autografa "Nap" indirizzato al Duca di Feltre. Napoleone chiede notizie circa l'arrivo di alcuni battaglioni e le loro condizioni fornendo disposizioni relative al loro impiego. 1 foglio redatto al recto con etichetta di ricevuta allegata con spillo. Perfette condizioni.

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        Planches pour le traité de l'anatomie du cerveau, par Vicq-d'Azyr. Nouvelle édition.

      Paris: Chez Louis Duprat-Duverger 1813 - Hardcover. Quarto. Bound in original heavy brown boards with original cloth taped spine. Corners of boards worn. Bookplate of the American zoologist Charles Atwood Kofoid on front paste-down. Hinges exposed but holding. CONTENTS: Frontispiece with explanatory text en face. 32 detailed anatomical drawing of the brain of which 3 (labeled "bis") have second view and 8 are fold-outs. Finally a group of "Mémoires", 4 plates each of which has multiple smaller drawings engraved. Thus a total of 39 of Vicq d'Azyr's beautifully detailed plates in all. There is light foxing on several pages. Very good for its age. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Principal Rivers of Wales Illustrated;

      Bolt Court, London: T Bensley, 1813 Consisting of a series of views from the source of each river to its mouth. Accompanied by descriptions, historical, topographical and picturesque. In a full light brown leather with a criss cross motif, flower and blind tooling, corners and edges a little bumped and worn, a couple of leather scuffs front and rear. Spine has been replaced sympathetically at some stage recently, raised bands, blind and gilt tooling, title in gilt to green leather label. Internally, green marbled end papers which is continued to text block edges, remains of faint bookplate marks to fpd. NO inscriptions etc, (viii), 284 pp, small chip to final blank, 48 B&W etched plates, 4 folding maps, thick paper with full margins, lightest of sporadic browning. 1 volume complete with 2 parts (North & South Wales) each part having their own title page, but the pagination is continuous. A lovely copy. (Allibone 3140. WorldCat. COPAC)Wood, John George, or Rev J. G. Wood, was a very prolific writer on natural history, though rather as a populariser than as a scientific investigator, and was in this way very successful. See WIKI.

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        Théorie des fonctions analytiques, contenant les Principes du Calcul différentiel, dégagés de toute considération d'infiniment petits, dìévanouissans, de limites et de fluxions, et réduits à l'analyse algébrique des quantités finies. Nouvelle édition.

      Paris, M.me V.e Courcier, 1813. 1813 In-4° (265x206mm), pp. XI, (1) di errata, 383, legatura coeva m. pelle marmorizzata. Titolo in oro su tassello rosso al dorso. Esemplare assai bello, salvo qualche lieve fioritura. Seconda edizione, riveduta e aumentata, rara, del grande trattato di Lagrange sulle funzioni analitiche, stampato per la prima volta nel 1797 e destinato ad avere larghissima influenza in tutta la ricerca matematica ottocentesca e a condizionare in profondo le analisi di matematici come Cauchy, Jacobi, Weierstrass. "Cette seconde edition a plusieurs avantages sur la premiere. Elle est plus correcte ; on a mis plus d"ordre dans les matieres... Enfin on y a fait differentes additions dont les principales se trouvent dans le chapitre XIV de la seconde partie et dans le chapitre V de la troisieme". (Avertissement). "In this book, Lagrange intended to show that power series expansions are sufficient to provide differential calculus with a solid foundation. Today mathematicians are partially returning to this conception in treating the formal calculus of series. As early as 1812, however J.M.H. Wronski objected to Lagrange's claims. The subsequent opposition of Cauchy was more effective. Nevertheless, Lagrange's point of view could not be totally neglected. Completed by convergence considerations, it dominated the study of the functions of a complex variable throughout the nineteenth century". (DSB, VII, p. 570) Il Lagrange (Torino, 1736-Parigi, 1813), fra i matematici più insigni del suo tempo, Professore prima alla Scuola d'Artiglieria di Torino, poi, dal 1766, Direttore dell'Accademia delle Scienze di Berlino. In seguito insegnò a Parigi, alla Sorbona e alla Scuola Politecnica e fu membro dell'Institut de France e del Bureau des Longitudes, venendo anche insignito della Légion d'Honneur. Le sue spoglie riposano nel Pantheon, massimo riconoscimento riservato agli uomini illustri dalla nazione francese. Riccardi, I, col. 3. Sotheran, 2381. D.S.B., VII, 559 e sgg. Krafft, S. 208. Lexicon bedeut. Math., S. 267. Brunet, III, 769. Loria, Storia d. matematiche, p. 747 e sgg. e passim. Bell, I grandi matematici, pp. 154 e sgg. e passim. Honeyman Collection, 1881-82. Poggendorff, I, 1343-46.

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