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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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      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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      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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      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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        Vestiges of Antiquity; or, A Series of Etchings AND Engravings of the Ancient Monastery of St. Augustine, with the Cathedral, Castle, and Other Antiquities, in the Suburbs of the Metropolitan City of Canterbury.

      Published by the Author and Sold by Murray, Albemarle Street, London. 1813 - Large folio. [ii] + [12] + [1] pp. Unpaginated. Frontispiece and 11 fine large etched engravings. Bound in contemporary red half-morocco, gilt. A little rubbed at extremities, one or two pages of letterpress foxed but a very good copy. The original label stating this set to be 'Proofs' is affixed on the rear paste-down endpaper. A scarce work. The list of subscribers accounts for 125 copies, of which 70 are proofs and it is likely that only 200 or so were printed. The engravings are very fine and interesting and are in the style of the picturesque works coming back from the antique lands of the Grand Tour. KENT CANTERBURY KENT

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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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        Kleine Geschichten zur Verbesserung und Veredlung jugendlicher Herzen. Mit 6 Kupfern.

      Nürnberg, Friedrich Campe, 1813. - Sehr originelle Geschichtensammlung mit volkspädagogischem Hintergrund. Inhalt: Isabelle - Vatersegen - Das Armenhaus - Franziska - Wilhelm Müller - Der Pflegesohn - Jakob Moser - Belohnte Gastfreihet - Fanny, eine Feengeschichte - Der künftige Gelioebte - Genügsamkeit - Der gefährliche Vertraute - Der Namenstag - Die verlorenen Aeltern - Ulrike - Die Schwestern - Die Schulfreunde - Die Habsüchtige - Die Verschwenderin - Das Testament - Der unnatürliche Sohn - Die drei Brüder - Wilhelmine - Das gelehrte Frauenzimmer - Der Korbbinder - Kindliche Liebe, eine afrikanische Geschichte. Die sechs zugehörigen altkolorierten Kupfer wurden separat gerahmt (stilvolle Altrahmung in dunklerm lackierten Holz mit Passepartout; Rahmenformat: 21 x 16 cm). de 2000 Der Band etwas berieben, eine Ecke etwas angeknickt. Eintrag von alter Hand (1817) auf Vorsatz; Seiten leicht fleckig. Gerahmte Kupferstiche in tadellosem Zustand. VI, 255 S. Grüner Original-Pbd. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel; Buchdeckel in mehrfarbiger bräunlicher Marmorierung, Format: 14 x 12 cm.

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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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      Cadell & Davies London:: Cadell & Davies,. 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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        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, 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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        Histoire abrégée des Plantes des Pyrénées et Itinéraire des botanistes dans ces montagnes. (&:) Supplément. -

      Toulouse, Bellegarrigue, 1813-1818.2 vols. 8vo. (Histoire:) contemp. marbled calf, gilt border on covers, spine gilt and with a red leather label; corners worn, lower hinge split; with a very long engr.?vue des Pyrénées prise de l'Observatoire de Toulouse? (cm. 15.8 x 98); (8), LXXIII, 700 pp.; some rare light foxing and very mild toning of the paper. (Supplément:) original wrappers; XII, 159 pp.; uncut. Rare first edition of an important flora of the Pyrenees by the French naturalist of Toulouse. It is one of the most complete works on the subject, and copies complete with the supplement are scarce. Pritzel 5070.

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

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

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        Travelling Sketches in Russia and Sweden During the Years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808. 2 volumes bound as one

      London: John Stockdale, 1813.. Second Edition. Brown hardback half-leather cover with mawbled boards. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed. Hinges cracked. Some foxing and set-off. xi, 303pp, 296pp :: Illustrated with 41 plates. (3 folding plates, 26 full page hand-coloured plates; 12 tinted plates.) :: 290mm x 240mm (11" x 9")

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        Eclogae Plantarum Rariorum aut minus cognitarum.... Graminum (Fasciculus Primus-Quartus).

      Vienna, Anton Strauss for the author, 1813-1820. 4 parts bound in two. Folio (488 x 345mm). pp. 64, with 40 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary board. A very rare work by Joseph Franz, son of and botanical successor to Nikolaus Joseph Jacquin. The work is also listed as 'Eclogae Graminum Rariorum'. No title was printed as the work was never finished. A 5th part was planned but only 8 proof plates appeared and are only found in a very few copies. The work is devoted to newly discovered species of grasses. One plate with a small brown spot and one plate with small marginal repair. The original printed blue wrappers bound in. Great Flower Books p. 61; Nissen BBI, 968; Stafleu & Cowan 3237.

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        The Natural History of Selborne

      London Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown 1813. G: in Good condition without rubbed dust jacket. Modern rebind with new endpapers. Some water-staining to plates bound in to rear. Edges uncut Reprint Quarter leather spine on papered boards 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). x, 587pp. Twelve engravings including full vignettes and tail-piece, page plates, one in colour and one folding plate; sporadic light foxing.

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        Procne. En Samling af Digte.

      (Boas Brünnich), København 1813. Med kobberstukket, kalligraferet titelblad. (4)+452+(2) sider. Smukt samtidigt halvbind af sort saffian. Ejernavn i guld (H.P. Kierkegaard) nederst på ryggen. Navnetræk (samme + Hans Hartvig Seedorf) på forsatsbladet. Med Seedorffs exlibris. Velbevaret eksemplar.. Førsteudgave. Temmeligt sjælden. Ingemanns tredje udgivelse (efter de to dele af debuten »Digte«), og måske det mest romantiske værk på dansk. Ingemann er så følsom, at det tangerer det overspændte, eksempelvis i hovedstykket »Varners poetiske Vandringer«.** Indsat på indersiden af bagpermen: Orig. manuskript (foldet folioark) af B.S. Ingemann, dateret 1822, med 4 morgensalmer. Med rettelser. De 4 salmer findes trykt i Høimess-Psalmer. 2. udgave, 1843 består af nr. I-IV af i alt 7 salmer til ugens dage: I. En hellig Morgensl opstaaer. II. Vær lovet du, som evig vaager. III. Vaagn og bryd i Lovsang ud. IV. Bleg Morgenstjernen smiler

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        Representation Of The Ceremony Of Presenting The Sheriffs Of London

      1813. Whichels, G.J.M., After. Stow, [James] [c.1770-c.1823], Engraver. Representation Of The Ceremony Of Presenting The Sheriffs Of London Samuel Birch, & William Heygate, Esqrs. in the Court of Exchequer, On the Morrow After Michaelmas Day 1811. London: Robert Wilkinson, 1 January 1813. Attractively glazed and matted 16-1/4" x 12-1/2" colored copperplate in handsome 25-1/2" x 22" wooden frame. Light rubbing to frame, light toning to margins, faint vertical crease through center of image, small tear to upper right corner just touching image, colors vivid. * A depiction of the annual ceremonial presentation of sheriffs to the barons of the Exchequer, who would formally bestow the approval of the Crown.

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        Memoire sur le vomissement. With: De l'influence de l'emetique sur l'homme

      Crochard Paris: Crochard, 1813. (1) Mémoires sur le vomissement. . . . [2], 48pp. (2) De l?influence de l?émétique sur l?homme et les animaux. . . . 62pp. 2 items in 1, 8vo. Paris: Crochard, 1813. 203 x 125 mm. Quarter morocco, marbled boards in period style. Light toning and foxing, otherwise fine. First Separate Editions. No. (1) is the very rare offprint of Magendie?s classic description of the physiology of vomiting (G-M 985), still consulted by modern physiologists and mentioned in modern textbooks. No. (2) is the equally rare offprint of Magendie?s report on his continuing experiments with emetics. Magendie proved, against the then-current theory of Haller, that the stomach was passive, not active, in vomiting. This is essentially correct; however, Magendie failed to observe the active role of the pyloric end of the stomach in his account. Olmsted, Magendie, pp. 51-53; he does not cite these offprints in his bibliography.

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

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

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        Military Laws and Rules and Regulations for The Armies of The United States May 1st, 1813

      Adjutant and Inspector General's Office Washington, DC: Adjutant and Inspector General's Office. 1813. Leather spine with marbled papercovered boards. Good only with gutter cracked before page 249, loss to the spine ends, boards scuffed. This book contains the ownership signature of "Captain C.W. Hunter, 15th Inf. Brigade Major". Captain Hunter was involved in the defense of the Philadelphia area during the War of 1812. He established Camp Bloomfield near Kennet Square in August 1814, the camp of the Advance Light Guard, which consisted of volunteers recruited from Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Also included is a listing of the members of the General Staff of the Army as of October, 1813. .

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        Travelling Sketches in Russia and Sweden During the Years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808. 2 volumes bound as one

      G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed. Hinges cracked. Some foxing and set-off Second Edition Brown hardback half-leather cover with mawbled boards xi, 303pp, 296pp :: Illustrated with 41 plates. (3 folding plates, 26 full page hand-coloured plates; 12 tinted plates.) :: 290mm x 240mm (11" x 9")

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        La Voz de la Libertad Levantada por un Patriota con Ocasion de la Victoria Ganada por las Armas de la Patria contra las tropas del parricida Goyeneche en las cercanas de Salta.

      4 pp. 4to. Unbound. First edition. Furlong, IV: 2893; Zinny, Bibliografa histrica p.90, No. 8. Zinny: Efemeridografia argirometropolitana 423. Sabin 100848. Fors: Imprenta de los Nios p. 48. Signed and dated: ?El Ciudadano. Buenos-Ayres marzo 29 de 1813.? Though Zinny and others attributed this to the newspaper editor Funes, Furlong makes a reasonable case that someone else penned this cry of victory over Goyeneche near Salta: "Que podamos expirar los ultrajes de trescientos anos! Que podamos con una legislacion sabia hacer ver a nuestros antiguos duenos y a todos los pueblos de la tierra, el medio de perpetuar la felicidad individual, y la prosperidad constante del estado! Esto es que os desea, compatriotas." OCLC shows 4 copies: JCB, Berkeley, NYPL, BN Chile A very good untrimmed copy, ink spot on margin, minor edgewear, leaves browned.

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        Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition Against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam in Guiana on the Wild Coast of South America from the Years 1772 to 1777. Elucidating the History of that Country & Describing its Productions, viz. Quadrupeds, Birds, Reptiles, Trees, Shrubs, Fruits, & Roots; with an Account of the Indians of Guiana and Negroes of Guinea.

      4°. XVIII S., 423 S., 4 n.n. S.; IV S., 419 S., 5 n.n. S. Index und Tafelverzeichnis. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 2 gestochenen Titeln mit wiederholter gestochener Titelvignette, 74 gestochenen Tafeln, 1 Panorama, 3 Karten und 2 Plänen. Neue Halblederbände im Stil der Zeit mit roten und grünen goldgeprägten Rückenschildern, reicher Rückenvergoldung, Kleisterpapierbezügen und marmoriertem Schnitt. 2 Bände. Bentley 499. - Cox II,285. - Abbey 719. - Sabin 91075. - Titelauflage der zweiten, erweiterten und veränderten Auflage von 1806. Die erste Ausgabe erschien 1796. - Eines der wichtigsten Büchern gegen die Sklaverei und die Kolonialpolitik Europas in Südamerika. Der aus einer englisch-holländischen Familie stammende Stedman (1744-1797) verpflichtete sich im Jahre 1772 freiwillig als Offizier einer holländischen Einheit, die zur Bekämpfung der marodierenden Banden entlaufener Sklaven in Surinam aufgeboten wurde. Beeindruckt vom Reichtum und der Schönheit Surinams, geschockt vom Verhalten der Kolonisten und Sklavenhalter, bewegt sich Stedmans Bericht zwischen Himmel und Hölle. Im Verlaufe des fünfjährigen Aufenthaltes entwickelt er eine aufgeklärte Haltung gegenüber der Sklaverei, die er als Institution nicht abgeschafft sehen will, der er aber den Schutz des Individuums, unabhängig von Rasse, Geschlecht und sozialer Herkunft, gegenüberstellt. Stedman schrieb seinen Bericht 10 Jahre nach seiner Rückkehr nach Europa für Joseph Johnson, einem Londoner Verleger, der in engem Kontakt zu der publizistischen Elite der englischen Aufklärung stand. Der Erfolg seines Buches, bis 1830 erschienen weit über 20 verschiedene Ausgaben in 6 Sprachen, ist in erster Linie der schriftstellerischen Fähigkeit Stedmans, seiner politischen und sozialen Haltung, und weniger dem geografischen Interesse an Holländisch Guyana zuzuschreiben. Die Illustrationen wurden zum Teil vom englischen Dichter und Maler William Blake nach Vorzeichnungen von Stedman gestochen. Die Tafeln mit Darstellungen von Pflanzen, Tieren, Indianern sowie mehrere Tafeln, die Bestrafungen von schwarzen Sklaven zeigen. Eindrücklich ist das von Stedman gezeichnete und von Francesco Bartolozzi gestochene Selbstporträt, das den Autor nach einem Gefecht in nachdenklicher Haltung, fast androgyn wirkend, zusammen mit einem Toten Sklaven vor einer brennenden Eingeborenensiedlung zeigt. Die letzte Tafel des Werkes, von William Blake wahrscheinlich nicht nur gestochen, sondern auch gezeichnet, zeigt die allegorische Darstellung der drei nackten Schönheiten 'Europe supported by Africa & America'. - Vorsätze schwach gebräunt. Schönes, sehr breitrandiges Exemplar in geschmackvollen neuen Einbänden. - Second issue of the second enlarged and revised edition of 1806. The first edition was published in 1796. One of the most important books against slavery and the European colonial politics in South America. Born in a n English-Dutch family, Stedman (1744-1797) volunteered in 1772 as an officer of a Dutch military unit to help put down a slave and maroon rebellion in Surinam. Impressed by the beauty and opulence of Surinam and shocked by the mistreatment of slaves by their masters, Stedman's account balances between heaven and hell. During his five year stay, he developed an enlightened attitude towards slavery, which he does not want to see abolished. He confronts slavery with the protection of the individual, independent from race, gender and social background. Stedman wrote his report ten years after he came back to Europe for Joseph Johnson, a London publisher with close contacts to the learned elite of the British Enlightment. His book was such a success that it was published in more than 20 different editions and in six languages. This success was due more to Stedman's literary talent and his political and social views than his interest to describe the geography of Dutch Guyana. The illustrations are partly engraved by the English poet and artist after Stedman's original drawings. The plates show illustrations of plants, animals, Indians and even slave tortures. Stedman's impressive self-portrait is signed by Francesco Bartolozzi. It shows the author after a combat in a contemplative attitude, almost androgynous, together with a dead slave in front of an indigenous village. The last plate of this book, probably drawn and engraved by Blake shows three naked beauties being an emblematic representation of 'Europe supported by Africa & America'. Endpapers lightly browned. Very large margined copy with very elegant new bindings. [14 Warenabbildungen bei]

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        Sunday Review, 1813

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

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        Welsh Botanology, Part the First a Systematic Catalogue of the Native Plants of the Isle of Anglesey in Latin, English and Welsh with Thw Habitats of the Rarer Species and a Few Observations

      Lojndon & Chester: Author, 1813 To which is added an appendix consisting of those genera in the three first volumes of Flora Britannica, which are not of spontaneous growth in Anglesey, rendered likewise into Welsh. (Llysieuiaith Gymreig, yr ail ran... an alphabetical catalogue of the Welsh names of vegetables rendered into Latin and English with some account of the qualities economical or medicinal, of the most remarkable) Printed for the author by W Marchant, London. 2 parts in 1, xiv, 151, xv (153)-255 pp. Scattered foxing, original cream paper backed blue boards, paper label, spine defective but sound, bookplate of Bala Library. The first Welsh botanical workDavies (1739-1821), rector of Aber in Caernarvonshire, and a talented Botanist. This volume is important in several respects. It was the first published correlation of Welsh plant names with their biomial equivalents. The first part, a flora of Anglesey, has further importance as the first detailed flora flora of any of the Welsh Counties. The second part (Llysieuaeth Gymreig) is also of special significance as it is considered, even today, as the most complete listing of Welsh plant names. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Allgemeine Lehrsätze in Beziehung auf die im verkehrten Verhältnisse des Quadrats der Entfernung wirkenden Anziehungs- und Abstossungs-Kräfte.Leipzig: Weidmannschen Buchhandlung, 1840. First edition.

      First separate edition, <b>Gauss's own personal copy</b>, of "the first systematic treatment of potential theory as a mathematical topic, [which] recognized the necessity of existence theorems in that field, and reached a standard of rigor that remained unsurpassed for more than a century" (DSB V 306). Norman 882.<br/><br/> Gauss's ideas on potential theory developed over several decades, beginning with his work on geodesy. In 1813 he had published <i>Theoria attractionis corporum sphaeroidicorum ellipticorum homogeneorum methodus nova tractatus</i>, which used several early results in potential theory to calculate the gravity at different points of the earth's surface (although Gauss did not use the term 'potential' at that time). Almost two decades later he began his collaboration with Wilhelm Weber on geomagnetism. In <i>Allgemeine Theorie der Erdmagnetismus</i> (1839), his general theory of terrestrial magnetism, Gauss determined the magnetic force at the earth's surface by expressing the magnetic potential as the sum of a converging series of spherical functions (Gauss retained only the first few terms as an approximation). <br/><br/> "A year after the publication of his general theory of earth magnetism, Gauss published a systematic presentation of the mathematical tool he had used in that work, the potential. Here Gauss formally introduced the term 'potential' to designate the function from which the components of forces varying as the inverse square of the distance can be derived. He wrote the function as <i>V = &Sigma; µ/r</i>, which expresses the action at any point of a collection of point 'masses' or, in general, 'agents', and he developed a collection of theorems concerning the behavior of this function. The significance of <i>V</i> is that its properties are the 'key to the attracting or repelling forces' of nature. Potential theory applies to the phenomena of nature described by inverse-square forces between particles, to the phenomena of gravitation, electricity and magnetism. Gauss even considered its application to electrodynamic phenomena, since Ampère's force between current elements depends on the inverse square of the distance; but the action of this force is complicated by the directionality of currents, and Gauss did not treat it here and only spoke of discussing it in a later paper, which he never did. <br/><br/> "Gauss showed that despite the striking differences of the observed phenomena of gravitation, electricity and magnetism, their mathematical description draws on a common body of theorems. Potential theory provided mathematical methods of impressive generality: by studying the behavior of one function, abstracted from any one domain of phenomena, physicists could learn at once the mathematical structures relating the phenomena belonging to several domains. The conservation of energy principle, enunciated soon after Gauss's potential theory, made the potential an even more important aid in developing physical laws" (Jungnickel & McCormmach, pp. 68-9). <br/><br/> This copy is from the personal library of Gauss. It was sold as a duplicate in 1951 by the Göttingen State and University Library, at which time it passed into private hands. <br/><br/> The present work is an offprint (or separatum) from Vol. 4 (1840) of <i>Resultate aus den Beobachtungen des magnetischen Vereins</i>, a six volume work published from 1836 to 1841, containing fifteen papers by Gauss and twenty-three by Weber. It was quickly translated into French (Liouville's <i>Journal de Mathematiques</i> VII 1842) and English (Taylor's <i>Scientific Memoirs</i> 1842). Gauss himself lectured on the results contained in this paper at Göttingen on 26 March 1840. <br/><br/> C. Jungnickel & R. McCormmach, <i>Intellectual Mastery of Nature. Theoretical Physics from Ohm to Einstein</i>, 1990.. 8vo, pp. [ii], 51. A fine, unsophisticated copy, uncut and unopened in contemporary plain boards. Ink stamp 'Gauss-Bibliothek' on title page

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        Carminum rariorum macaronicorum delectus: in usum Ludorum Apollinarium, quae solenniter Edinburgi celebrantur, apud conventum gymnasticum fliliorum aesculapii. Edito altera emendata et aucta.

      Edinburgi: Ex Typographia G. Ramsay…, 1813.. 8vo, half-title, pp. 144, rebound quarter calf.

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        The Battle of Bosworth Field Between Richard the Third and Henry Earl of Richmond August 22, 1485.

      London: Nichols, Son and Bentley, 1813.. 8vo. (8.75 x 5.25 inches). pp.lxxxiv, 271, (1). Full calf, rubbed, title in gilt to red compartment on spine. Engraved portrait frontis with 10 maps, portraits and plates. With some EXTRA illustrations laid in or loose. Bookplate of Inigo W. Jones to rear pastedown. Light scattered spotting. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good copy indeed. In stock in UK for immediate despatch. We are members of the P.B.F.A. Enquiries welcome; click on a link to contact direct.

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        The Adventures Of Ferdinand Count Fathom

      Lackington Allen & Co 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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