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        Travels in Sweden, during the Autumn of 1812

      London: for Robert Baldwin, 1813. 4to. (10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches). 13 engraved plates, plans and maps (comprising: 2 engraved portraits, 6 maps [4 folding], 5 plates and plans [1 plate printed in bistre]). (Occasional old repairs to folding maps, some light spotting to maps and plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled paper-covered boards, rebacked to style, recent endpapers. First edition of a rare and important work: a scientific exploration, a description of the country at an important time in its history and a description of its people. The author intended this work as a compendium of available information about Sweden, mostly scientific. Thomas Thomson travelled 1200 miles in seven weeks, keeping a journal as he went. He was a well-regarded analytical chemist, a member of the Geological Society, the Wernerian Society, the Imperial Academy at St. Petersburg and a fellow of the Linnaean Society and the Royal Societies of London and Edinburgh, and a prolific author. He described his reasons for visiting Sweden in the first chapter: "My objects were not only to observe the manners and dispositions of the people, and the progress which they had made in the arts and civilization; but likewise to make a mineraological survey of the country, as far as that could be done by hastily traversing it; to view as nearly as possible the state of chemistry in Sweden, and to make myself acquainted with the discoveries made in that science by the Swedes in the last ten years" (p.1). The interesting plates and maps include two stipple-engraved portraits of Swedish royalty, a large folding engraved general map of Sweden, a folding engraved map of Gothland, two folding engraved geognostic maps of Nerike and Sconia, a folding engraved plan of Stockholm, a full-page engraved plate showing the geognostic structure of the country, two views of the Hill Kinnekülle and the Mountain Taberg, two full-page engraved plans of the copper mine of Fahlun, and, printed in bistre, a fine full-page engraved plate of a falcon. Poggendorff II, 1098.

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        Fifteen Reports from the Secretaries of the Treasury Department, War

      1813. [United States]. [War of 1812]. [Fifteen Reports from the Secretaries of the Treasury Department, War Department and President]. Washington, DC: Various Printers, 1813-1814. Various paginations, folding tables. Fifteen titles in all. Folio (13-1/2" x 8"). Stab-stitched pamphlets with untrimmed edges bound into contemporary three-quarter sheep over marbled boards, lettering piece (reading "State Papers/ 2 Sess. 13 Congress") to spine. Some rubbing to boards and extremities, spine abraded, most of backstrip lacking, contents secure. Light browning to text. Early owner bookplate (of Edward D. Mansfield) to front pastedown, early annotation and signature (of Gen. Worthington) to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. * Augmented with numerous tables, these reports deal mostly with government expenditures, loans and debts relating to the War of 1812. "Gen. Worthington" is probably Thomas Worthington [1773-1827]. A Virginia native and an early settler in the Northwest territory, Worthington was a major of militia and deputy surveyor-general of the Northwest Territory. He rose to the rank of General and was later elected a member of the first Ohio Constitutional Convention. He was Ohio's first United States senator from 1803 to 1807 and from 1811 to 1814. He left the Senate in 1814 to become the Ohio's sixth governor.

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        Dictionnaire Chinois, FranÁais et Latin

      Paris,: Imprimerie ImpÈriale, 1813.. Large thick folio, woodblock printed Chinese characters within French and Latin letterpress; a fine copy in contemporary deep green half morocco, flat spine with ornate gilt ornament and lettering. A magnificent combination of scholarship and typographic design: the first trilingual Chinese-Latin-French dictionary, commissioned at Napoleon's personal request in 1809 and a most impressive publication, combining woodblock printed Chinese characters alongside French and Latin letterpress translations. A most important contribution to Western scholarship on China, the dictionary is unprecedented in both scope and lavish production, and reflects the emerging curiosity with Chinese language and culture amongst European scholars of the early nineteenth century.Although the title page attributes the dictionary to the French writer and traveller ChrÈtien de Guignes, it was actually based without acknowledgment on much earlier work: 'This first comprehensive Chinese-Latin-French dictionary was composed by the Italian Franciscan Basilio Brollo at Nanjing in the 1690s. The work circulated in manuscript form during the eighteenth century and, when it was finally published by de Guignes in 1813, using the manuscript copy in the Vatican library, Brollo was not acknowledged' (L?wendahl).Basilio Brollo was born in Gemona in 1648 and joined the Franciscan Order at the age of 22. A gifted linguist, Brollo was selected to join the mission led by Bishop Bernardino della Chiesa which sailed for China in 1684. Successful in both translating and preaching the scriptures, Brollo was elected First Vicar Apostolic of China two years later and retained this title until 1700. This was a transitional period for Christian activity in China as Jesuit influence waned while the Franciscan missions became further established. Brollo died in Shaanxi in 1704.Although criticised by fellow scholars for appropriating Brollo's work, ChrÈtien de Guignes was a seasoned translator with working experience in China. The son of the orientalist Joseph de Guignes (now chiefly remembered for his fanciful attribution of Chinese characters to Egyptian hieroglyphs), ChrÈtien was employed as a translator to the Dutch embassy to the Imperial Court in 1794-95, the mission promoting the trading interests of the Dutch East India Company while celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the reign of the Qianlong Emperor. The Dutch were successful through compliance with the protocol of the Imperial Court, whereas other European emissaries were rebuffed on account of their refusal to do so. Accordingly, de Guignes and his companions enjoyed privileged access to the Court during the last years if the eighteenth century, experiences de Guignes published in Voyages a PÈkin, Manille, et l'âle de France (Paris, 1808).Cordier, 1589; Lowendahl, 'China Illustrata Nova', 763; Lust, 1037.

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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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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM ELBRIDGE GERRY TO GOVERNOR WILLIAM PLUMER, DISCUSSING THE ELECTION AND THE WAR OF 1812]

      Cambridge. Feb. 9, 1813.. 2pp. Quarto. Minor wear and soiling. Small tissue repair to lower edge. Very good. Letter sent by Massachusetts Governor and Vice Presidential nominee Elbridge Gerry to fellow Governor William Plumer of New Hampshire. In his letter, Gerry briefly discusses the election and the War of 1812. Elbridge Gerry (1744-1814) can rightly claim to be one of the foremost Founding Fathers. He was elected to the Second Continental Congress, and was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation, serving in Congress until 1785. He played an important role in the Constitutional Convention in 1787, but refused to sign because of the lack of a Bill of Rights. He later served as an ambassador to France under John Adams, and governor of Massachusetts, where his manipulation of voting districts led to the term "gerrymander," for which he is probably best known today. In 1812, although already ill, he was elected vice president on Madison's second ticket. He died in Washington in 1814. He writes: "I have received, my dear sir, your friendly letter of the 12th of Jany. & accord my sentiment with yourself 'that the cause of our country is just, & will eventually be crowned with success'; & also that 'war is a science, & can only be prosecuted with effect, by regular disciplined troops.' Accept, sir, my thanks for your kind congratulations in regard to presumptive evidence of the late elections. As they respect the President, they appear to be of vast importance. A failure of his re- election, would have been in my mind, but little short of a revocation of our independence. God be praised, that Mr. Madison is again in the national chair, & may the same kind Providence reinstate you in that of New Hampshire. - In regard to the 'secret Journals,' you will return them at any time, that may perfectly coincide with your own convenience. I mean to consult President Adams on the subject, & if there exists no material objects, to communicate to yourself some imminent points, not known to the publick, respecting the negotiations with Francis, in the years 1797 & 8." Gerry refers to the "secret Journals" of the Continental Congress - the Journals of the Continental Congress were published yearly, though some information was held back. The "secret Journals" were officially published in 1821.

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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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        Voyage historique et pittoresque fait dans les ci-devant Pays-bas, et dans quelques départemens voisins, pendant les années 1811, 1812 et 1813, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Paris, Firmin Didot 1813 - Two volumes in one. Octavo. Pp. (iv), 169, (2); 172, (2). Plus maps, plans, architectural views, optical views, table, 24 in total, all engraved on copper, many of which are folding. Hardcover, bound contemporary full polished calf, sides with gilt and blind ruled frames, spine richly decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, marbled edges; corners and extremities bit chafed, joints neatly adhered, very tender. In a very good condition. With fine, exceptionally neat interior, clean of foxing and with crisp plates. - - First edition. The second edition was published in 1816. Another edition appeared in 1823 in Bruxelles. Although the title suggests the northern Netherlands, this work describes a journey in northern France (Dunkerque and Lille), Belgium, and the Dutch province of Limburg (Maastricht). With plates showing the facades of the city halls in Lille, Maastricht, Antwerp, Brussels and Ypres and other cities, as well as a panoramic view of the "Paleis der natie" in Brussels - and the Manneken Pis. Also contains a plan of the canal of St. Quentin with a view of the ship tunnel of Riqueval (which had just been built, by order of Napoleon) and the source of the Scheldt.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        The Catholic Question in America: Whether a Roman Catholic Clergyman

      1813. [Trial]. Phillips, Daniel, Defendant. Sampson, William [1764-1836], Reporter. The Catholic Question in America: Whether a Roman Catholic Clergyman be in Any Case Compellable to Disclose the Secrets of Auricular Confession. Decided at the Court of General Sessions, In the City of New York. Present, The Honorable DeWitt Clinton, Mayor. The Honorable Josiah Ogden Hoffman, Recorder. Richard Cunningham, Isaac S. Douglass, Esqrs. Sitting Aldermen. With the Arguments of Counsel, And the Unanimous Opinion of the Court, Delivered by the Mayor, With His Reasons in Support of that Opinion. New York: Printed by Edward Gillespy, 1813. 138, cxxviii, [1] pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Recent quarter calf over marbled boards, blind fillets and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Some toning, occasional light foxing, internally clean. An appealing copy. * Only edition. This landmark decision established the legal precedent exempting Catholic priests from disclosing evidence relating to criminal activities learned through the Sacrament of Confession. "The case against Daniel Phillips for receiving stolen property hung on the prosecution's attempt to extract testimony from Anthony Kohlmann, a Catholic priest who may have heard Phillips's confession. The extensive 'Report,' p. [5]-114, gives a good general account of confidential conversation between defendants and religious leaders, doctors, lawyers, spouses, and other persons. Although the district attorney claimed to be reluctant to pursue the matter, Catholic authorities had asked that the question be settled before the court. The court recognized the inviolability of the confessional, and Phillips was acquitted due to lack of evidence.": Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 14043.

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        Voyage historique et pittoresque fait dans les ci-devant Pays-bas, et dans quelques départemens voisins, pendant les années 1811, 1812 et 1813, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES]

      Paris, Firmin Didot, 1813.. Two volumes in one. Octavo. Pp. (iv), 169, (2); 172, (2). Plus maps, plans, architectural views, optical views, table, 24 in total, all engraved on copper, many of which are folding. Hardcover, bound contemporary full polished calf, sides with gilt and blind ruled frames, spine richly decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, marbled edges; corners and extremities bit chafed, joints neatly adhered, very tender. In a very good condition. With fine, exceptionally neat interior, clean of foxing and with crisp plates. - - First edition. The second edition was published in 1816. Another edition appeared in 1823 in Bruxelles. Although the title suggests the northern Netherlands, this work describes a journey in northern France (Dunkerque and Lille), Belgium, and the Dutch province of Limburg (Maastricht). With plates showing the facades of the city halls in Lille, Maastricht, Antwerp, Brussels and Ypres and other cities, as well as a panoramic view of the ?Paleis der natie? in Brussels - and the Manneken Pis. Also contains a plan of the canal of St. Quentin with a view of the ship tunnel of Riqueval (which had just been built, by order of Napoleon) and the source of the Scheldt.

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        Minnes-anteckningar under 1813 och 1814 årens kampagner uti Tyskland och Norge, af Carl Joh.

      Ljunggren. Jemte tillägg, innefattande kort öfversigt af svenska arméens verksamhet i fälttågen uti Tyskland och Norge 1813 och 1814. Med 14 färglagda planscher och 3 planchartor. Stockholm, Adolf Bonnier, 1855. 8:o. 346,+ (4) s.+ 14 delvis handkolorerade litogr. uniformsplanscher,+ 3 utvikbara litogr. kartor. Fläckig s. 305-320. Delvis oskuren och ouppsprättad i samtida ljusbrunt hfrbd. guldornerad och blindpräglad rygg. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Setterwall 3989. Titelupplaga. Samma tryck som första upplagan men med ett nytt titelblad. Det tidigare titelbladet hade tryckåret 1854 och innehöll ej texten "Jemte tillägg ...". Tre av planscherna är färgtryck utförda av Th. Warnecke & Co. Carl Gustaf Ljunggren (1790-1852) deltog själv både i kriget i Finland 1808-09 och i Tyskland 1813. I det sistnämnda skadades han av en kula i axeln. Teckningarna utfördes av honom själv, och hans skildringar präglas av hans förmåga att osentimentalt kunna skildra krigets vardag, likväl som de dramatiska höjdpunkterna. Verket utgavs postumt, liksom även hans skildring av krigshändelserna i Öster- och Västerbotten 1808-09, som utkom först 1903

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        Developpements de Geometrie, avec des Applications a la stabilitie des Vaisseaux, aux Deblais et Remblais, au Defilement, a l'Optique, etc.; Ouvrage Approuve par L'Institut de France. Pour Faire Suite a la Geometrie Descriptive et a la Geometrie Analytique de M. Monge

      Mme Ve Courcier; Paris, 1813. Good+. Ex-library. Green buckram library binding. Library stamp localized to title page / copyright page only. Light foxing throughout. xx, 373pp. . First impression. . Hard. Good+. Illus. by Illustrated with equations within text throughout and XI fold-out plates to rear. .

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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.

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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]

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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."

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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.

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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..

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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        Lettre autographe signée

      - BERNARD Claude (1813-1878), médecin et physiologiste. Lettre autographe signée adressée au Dr Alexis MOREAU. S.l.n.d. [3 septembre 1850]. 2 p. in-8. Avec adresse. Son correspondant l¿a informé que son père autorisait le beau-frère de Claude Bernard à pêcher dans son étang de Coubron. Le savant l¿en remercie et ira le remercier de vive voix dès que possible. Par ailleurs, il lui demande de transmettre à Armain, dont il a égaré la lettre et l¿adresse, ses « amitiés et encouragements » et évoque une autre de leurs relations : « J¿ai également reçu (.) un volume de M. Raimbart que vous m¿avez envoyé et qui concourt aux prix Monthyon (sic). J¿ai dernièrement eu l¿occasion de voir votre ami Lescarbeau qui m¿en a également parlé ».

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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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