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        Horloge marine à tourbillon dont l'échappement est à remontoir indépendant et à force constante, et montre à longitudes, à doubles secondes, à équation et à quantième annuel, exécutées par M. Breguet, pour M. de Sommariva.

      [Paris, vers 1813]. ____ Très rare prospectus publicitaire d'Abraham Louis Breguet (1747-1823). Il y décrit la "Sommariva", une pendule avec montre "à tourbillon, force constante, et spiral s'ouvrant concentriquement." Le tourbillon est l'invention de Breguet la plus importante : il permet d'équilibrer les différentes pièces qui se trouvent dans une montre. Ce mécanisme impose une rotation à l'ensemble échappement-balancier, qui l'oblige à prendre toutes les positions, ceci en plus de compenser la gravité, permettrait également d'améliorer la lubrification en évitant que les huiles ne se figent. La montre décrite ici portait cette inscription : "Ouvrage de Bréguet, commandé par M. de Sommariva, sans limitation de temps, de dépense, de volume et de composition, commencé en 1802 et terminé en 1813. Effort de l'artiste pour faire de cette machine un monument de l'état de l'horlogerie au commencement du 19e siècle." Cette pendule a été construite à un seul exemplaire et on ne sait pas aujourd'hui si elle existe toujours. Illustré par une gravure sur cuivre. Nous n'avons pas trouvé d'autres exemplaires conservés dans les bibliothèques.*-------* A very rare advertising brochure by Abraham Louis Breguet (1747-1823). He describes the "Sommariva". This pendulum, his masterpiece, was built to a single copy and it is not known today whether it still exists. Illustrated by a copper engraving. We have not found any copy in OCLC, nor Ccfr. In-folio. Collation : 3 pp. Cartonnage moderne.

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        State Mysteries a Vision of Pall Mall.

      London Published by W.N.Jones April 1st 1813 - Broadside, long oblong folio, overall 21" x 8 1/2", hand coloured etching by Charles Williams, has been folded, printed one side. A Satire on the commission to the Archbishops, Cabinet, and Privy Councillors to examine the documents of 1806, the "so-called investigation" into the conduct of the Princess of Wales. The Princess is seen in the illustration demanding Justice from the Prince who is seen leaning back and away from the vision of his wife in front of him. BM. No. 12028. Issued in one of the monthy issues of the magazine "Scourge" [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Itinéraire descriptif de la France

      Paris, Potey, Arthus Bertrand, J. Renouard, 1813. 1813-1839, 1813-1839, in-8, 13 volumes, reliure de l'époque à dos lisse de basane fauve ornés de filets dorés et de motifs dorés, tranches jonquille, Ensemble de 13 volumes de cette topographie régionale qui avait commencé de paraitre en 1813 sous le titre "description routière et géographique de l'Empire Français", en six volumes; le succès décida l'auteur à lever l'anonymat de l'ouvrage, à en changer le titre et à en accroitre l'ambition. Chaque itinéraire, précédé d'une carte, décrit le paysage, les curiosités régionales, les industries, la littérature d'une région, et indique les communications entre les grandes routes et leurs embranchements. -Route de Paris à Lyon. Melun, Sens, Auxerre, Autun, Mâcon, ou Fontainebleau, Nevers, Roanne. 1813. Carte, 237 pp. -Route de Marseille à Gênes. Aix, Nice, Pignerole. 1813. Carte, 190 pp. -Route de Paris à Genève. Dijon, Chalon-sur-Saône, Beaune. 1817. 207 pp. -Route de Paris aux deux Bagnères. Bergerac, Périgueux, Agen, Auch- Tarbes, Lourdes, Gavarni, Pic du Midi, Cauterets. 1830. 2 vol. Carte, 287 pp. 286 pp. -Route de Paris à Toulouse. Châteauroux, Cahors, Montauban, Clermont, Rodez, Albi- Gien, Bourges, Mont-d'Or. 1830. 2 vol. Carte, 287 pp. 286 pp. -Route de Paris à Bordeaux. Orléans, Tours, Poitiers, Limoges. 1818. Carte, 308 pp. -Route de Paris à Nantes. la Flèche, Tours, Angers. 1821. Carte, 363 pp. -Route de Paris en Espagne. Bordeaux, Dax, Pau, Pampelune. 1823. Carte, 198 pp. -Route de Paris à Bordeaux. Saumur, Rochefort . 1831. Carte, 228 pp. -Route de Paris à Rennes. Versailles, Le Mans, Laval. 1822. Carte, 435 pp. -Route de Paris à Rouen. Havre, Honfleur, Dieppe. 1830. Carte, 348 pp. État moyen

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        Rosenöl. Erstes (-Zweytes) Fläschchen, oder Sagen und Kunden des Morgenlandes aus arabischen, persischen und türkischen Quellen gesammelt.

      Stuttgart & Tübingen, J. G. Cotta, 1813. - 8vo. XVI, 335, (1) pp. XVI, 324 pp. Modern gilt calf, bound to style, with gilt spine label. Marbled endpapers. All edges red. First edition of this early, anonymously edited and translated collection of oriental tales. A fine, nearly spotless copy. - Provenance: sold by Graupe (Berlin, 1926) in his sale of the "Orient-Bibliothek Hermann Frankl, Wien" (catalogue 63) as no. 1034 (in contemporary boards; since rebound in beautiful full calf with gilt cover rules, preserving Frankl's bookplate). Goedeke VII, 760, 32. FRA 70 (1940), p. 572 ("1814"). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Orden de la Agada de Pesah, en Hebraico y Espanol

      1813. First Edition . (HAGGADAH). Orden de la Agada de Pesah, En Hebraico y Español. Segun Uzan los Judios, Espanoles y Portuguezes, Traducido del Hebraico y Caldeo. London: L. Alexander, A.M. 5573 [i.e., 1813]. Quarto, contemporary full marbled sheep sympathetically rebacked and recornered in calf gilt, red morocco spine label, original marbled endpapers. $9500.First and only edition of the only Spanish translation of the Haggadah to be printed in London, illustrated with eight engraved plates and four engraved folding maps.“This, the only Spanish translation of the Haggadah to be printed in London, is also an example of the survival into the 19th century of the Spanish language among the Sephardic Jews of England” (Yerushalmi 85). The illustrations depict biblical scenes, and the maps detail the terrain of the Middle East printed by Levi Alexander, retaining their English captions. Printed in Hebrew with Spanish translation by Jacob Meldula of Amsterdam facing. Yaari 381. Yerushalmi, plate 85. Roughly one-third of folding “Map of the Country from Sues to Mount Sinai” supplied in neat facsimile. Text professionally cleaned, with a few marginal paper repairs, contemporary marbled sheep boards with expert restoration. An extremely good copy of this scarce item in contemporary binding.

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        Descrizione Antiquario-Architettonica

      1813. First Edition . (NARDI, Luigi). Descrizione Antiquario-Architettonica Con Rami Dell’Arco Di Augusto Ponte Di Tiberio E Tempio Malatestiano Di Rimino. Rimini: Marsoner e Grandi, 1813. Folio, modern half blue morocco, raised bands, red morocco spine label, marbled edges; pp. 81. $1800.First edition, with 17 folio architectural plates (four folding) of Roman and Renaissance buildings in Rimini.Featuring detailed plans of Rimini’s three most notable works of architecture: the Arch of Augustus, built in 27 BC, the Bridge of Tiberius (also known as the “devil’s bridge” after ancient tales in which the Emperor agreed to give the soul of the first one across the bridge to the devil in exchange for his help in building it), and the Tempio Malatestiano, built in the 15th century by the great Renaissance architectural theorist Alberti as his first attempt to apply his theories to the practice of architecture. Only minor foxing to plates, text bright and clean.

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      N. p., [1813]. - Folio. 140 pages. A very rare manuscript which, according to the author's intention, should not have been printed. Henri Fournel, in his Saint-Simonian Bibliography (Alexandre Johanneau, March 1833, p. 13), fixed the number of manuscript copies (but with the false date of 1811) at 60; the text was printed for the first time in 1858 in a collective volume, with the Religious Physiology of Enfantin (Paris and Leipzig, Masson), and then collected the following year in Volume II of the Selected Works of Saint-Simon, with list of some 30 known recipients of the original memory. - This "M

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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 bookplate to first pastedown of each volume (Bernard Stevens Walker), otherwise a very good set. See: National Maritime Museum Catalogue of the Library Volume 2 part 1, page 306, No. 927 which has the same advert count as our set. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Le vrai patineur, ou principes sur l'art de patiner avec grâce, précédé de réflexions et de remarques critiques sur la manière de quelques patineurs inélégans, ainsi que sur les différens formes de patins, le choix quel'on doit en faire, et les variations dont cette chaussure est susceptible.

      Paris, Delespinasse, Delaunaux, Nepveu, 1813. ____ Première édition. C'est le premier manuel français de patinage, un sport qui a été introduit en France durant le règne de Louis XVI. Il est illustré de 8 planches gravées. La première en frontispice représente une patinoire, les 7 suivantes, les attitudes des patineurs. Dos renforcé d'une bande de papier anciennement. Bon exemplaire. *-------* First edition of the first French manual on the art of ice-skating. Foster, A Bibliography of Skating N° 35. In-12. Collation : frontispice, XXIV, 93, (1) pp., 7 planches h.-t. Broché, couverture de l'époque.

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        Remorse A Tragedy in Five Acts

      

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        An Historical and Topographical Account of Fulham including the hamlet of Hammersmith.

      8vo., sometime finely bound for Tregaskis in half double gilt ruled brown morocco, panelled and lettered in gilt on spine with gilt centre tools, top edge gilt. Folding map, 22 plates. A little offsetting from a couple of plates, very occasional light spotting, bookplate, generally a very good copy in a handsome binding. First edition.

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        Letters written by Eminent Persons. in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: to which are added Hearne's Journey to Reading, and to Whaddon Hall, and Lives of Eminent Men. From the Originals in the Bodleian Library and Ashmolean Museum with biographical and literary Illustrations. FIRST PUBLICATION OF AUBREY'S 'LIVES'

      Longman Hurst Rees Orme & Brown,, 1813. 2 vols., in 3, 8vo., First Edition, some mild spotting to text; attractively bound in nineteenth century half calf, marbled boards, uncut, expertly rebacked in calf to style, backstrips with flat gilt bands, second compartments with red leather label ruled and lettered in gilt, fourth compartments numbered in gilt, a very good, bright, crisp copy. With the nineteenth century pictorial bookplate of Henry Briant Wells on front free endpaper of first volume. This compendium includes (in the second volume) the first appearance in print of a number of Aubrey's 'Brief Lives', one of the great literary works of the period. There are present 131 'lives' (of a total of 426), edited anonymously by the Rev. John Walker, the compiler of 'Oxiana' and other works. The 'Letters' are edited by Philip Bliss. A CRISP COPY OF A SCARCE AND IMPORTANT COLLECTION. Lowndes, p.228; NCBEL II, p.1682.

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        Recherches sur la Géographie systématique et positive des Anciens; pour servir de base à l'histoire de la Géographie ancienne.

      Paris: An V, i.e. 1797-, 1813. Four volumes, quarto, with 53 maps on 28 folding plates and an engraved compass rose; an attractive set in later half crimson morocco with gilt lettering. Only edition of this substantial study of the geography of the ancients, analysing their understanding and mapping from Europe and Africa to as far afield as India and the Indian Ocean. Various maps show the knowledge or imagination of early geographers such as Ptolemy, Strabo, Pomponius Mela, Herodotus and Isidore of Seville, while the text deals exhaustively with the history of geography and geographers, however obscure. As a test for example it is interesting to see that Cosmas Indicopleustes is discussed at some length.Pascal-François Gossellin (1751-1830) travelled widely through Europe as a young man, while his parents encouraged him to learn the ways of business. He joined the Royal Council of Commerce in 1784, and later the central administration under Louis XVI. He continued to travel, and developed friendships with Necker and Voltaire, both then in Switzerland.However he was always pulled towards the world of learning and especially the study of ancient geography. In 1790 he won a competition set by the Academie Royale des Inscriptions (see above) and the following year he was elected to membership.When the Revolution came he devoted himself to research for this book, analysing all the texts to which he had access. The book was published in two halves, fifteen years apart, with the second half appearing just before the restoration of the monarchy. His involvement with the world of learning included his appointment as President du conservatoire at the Bibliothèque Nationale in 1803. Some browning, as is often the case with this set.

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        Le livre de tous les ménages ou l'art de conserver pendant plusieurs années, toutes les substances animales et végétales 3e édition revue et augmentée de procédés nouveaux, d'expériences et d'observations nouvelles.

      Paris, Barrois, 1813, in 8°, de XXXXVIII-176 pp., ill. d'une planche gravée se dépl., (un peu courte en marge inf.) demi-percal époque vert clair, qq. rousseurs sinon bon exemplaire avec la signature d'Appert au verso du titre. Bonne édition très augmentée, et en partie originale. Fr. N. Appert quelques temps confiseur près de Paris, gagna par son procédé de stérilisation et de conservation le prix proposé par Napoléon pour trouver une solution à la conservation des aliments pour les militaires. Mais les conditions du prix l'obligèrent à divulguer son procédé, ce qu'il fit par la présente publication. Il exploita quelques temps son brevet, mais finalement ruiné, il mourut pauvre. Toutefois les conserves connurent un énorme succès et suscitèrent la création d'industries. Tout d'abord conditionnées dans des récipients en verre, elles furent peu à peu mises dans des boîtes en fer-blanc soudé. Appert anticipe les travaux de Pasteur par sa méthode de stérilisation, et ce dernier reconnut lui-même que la "Pasteurisation" n'était rien d'autre qu'un perfectionnement de la méthode de F. N. Appert. ¶ Vicaire 35 - Bitting p.14 - Bulloch Hist. of Bacteriology, p. 44 "With his method Appert demonstrated practically the process of pasteurization, nearly fifty years before its scientific explanation" - En Français dans le texte n°220 - Oberlé n°184.

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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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        AURORA PATRIÓTICA MALLORQUINA 1813.

      Palma: Imprenta de Miguel Domingo, - 1813 - "100 números; 22x16 cm.-" "Rústica. Cada nº independiente del otro tal como salieron. Buen estado. Diario constitucionalista editado en Palma entre el 15 de junio de 1812 y el 30 de diciembre de 1813. Tenía periodicidad diaria hasta octubre de 1812, en que continuó publicándose cada tres o cuatro días. Se editaba en castellano y la impresión iba a cargo de Miquel Domingo. Incluía algunos suplementos de pocas planas sin paginar o con paginación independiente, dedicados a temas diversos: noticias de la guerra, de teatro y de actualidad. Combatió el clero y el absolutismo. Sus redactores y algunos suscriptores fueron perseguidos por los absolutistas y sus lectores amenazados de excomunión; algunos ejemplares fueron quemados. Introdujo el concepto "aurorista" como sinónimo de "liberal". Eran colaboradores Miquel Domingo e Isidoro Antillón, y esporádicamente Guillem Ignasi de Montis; Miquel de Victorica y Joaquín Ruiz de Porras. Llegó a tener 193 suscriptores según el listado aparecido en el número 127. El último número se publicó en diciembre de 1813, tras una breve etapa sin publicarse." Mallorca Religión Política Prensa Diarios [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Description routière et géographique de l'empire français. SUIVI DE Itinéraire descriptif, ou description routière géographique, historique et pittoresque de la France et de l'Italie. Complet

      1813. Paris, chez Potey 1813 et Arthus Bertrand 1823. 14 tomes reliés en 7 volumes in-8. Reliure pleine basane de l'époque. Dos lisses très ornés à motifs dorés. Pièces de titre maroquin rouge. Pièces de tomaisons maroquin vert. Forte épidermures, manque en bas du dos du tome 6, coins émoussés Volume 1: tome premier : 1ere partie, région du sud. Section 1ere Sud-est : Faux-titre, titre, XXVII + 234 pages et tome second : 1ere partie, région du sud. Section 1ere, sud-est : faux-itre, titre, 198 pages. 2 cartes couleurs dépliantes (1 pour chaque tome). Volume 2 : Tome troisième : 1ere partie, région du sud, section 1ere, sud est. Faux-titre, titre, 224 pages et tome quatrième : 1ere partie, région du sud, section 1ere, sud-est, faux-titer, titre, 322 pages. 2 cartes dépliantes en couleurs (1 pour chaque tome). Volume 3 : Tome cinquième : 1ere partie, région du sud, section 1ere, sud-est : faux-titre, titre 231 pages et tome sixième : 1ere partie, région du sud, section &ere, sud-est : faux-titre, titre, 190 pages. 2 cartes dépliantes couleurs (1 pour chaque tome). Les volumes suivants intitulé : Itinéraire descriptif ou desciption routière, géographique, historique et pittoresque de la France et de l'Italie. Volume 4 : 2eme partie - région sud-ouest (1816) : faux titre, titre, 326 pages, 1 feuillet d'errata, relié avec : 3ème partie - région du nord (1816) : faux-titre, titre, 165 pages. 2 cartes dépliantes en couleurs (1 pour chaque tome) Volume 5 : 1ere partie - région du sud est (1817). Fauc-titre, titre, 207 pages RELIE AVEC : Région du sud-ouest (1818) : Faux-titre, titre, 308 pages, 2 planches couleurs dépliantes (1 pour chaque tome). Volume 6 : Région du sud-est (1819) : titre, 257 pages. RELIE AVEC : Routes de Paris à Nantes : faux-titre, titre, 363 pages, 2 cartes couleurs dépliantes (1 pour chaque tome). Volume 7 : Région du sud. Route de Paris en Espagne. Paris, Arthus Bertrand 1823. Faux-titre, titre, 198 pages. RELIE AVEC : Région de l'ouest, Route de Paris à Rennes. Potey 1822. Faux-titre, titre, 435 pages, 2cartes dépliantes en couleurs (1 pour chaque tome). Exemplaire complet. Malgré les reliures abimées, l'intérieur est en bon état.

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        Dell'arte de' giardini inglesi. Seconda edizione ricorretta ed accresciuta dall'autore e coll'aggiunta di nuove tavole incise in rame.

      Presso Pietro e Giuseppe Vallardi,, Milano, 1813 - Due volumi di cm. 22,5, pp. (12) 218 + (2) d'errata; (4) 211 + (2) d'errata. Con 40 belle tavole incise in rame (di cui alcune ripiegate). Brossura originale blu con titoli a stampa. Esemplare genuino e marginoso, con qualche segno d'uso esterno, peraltro in ottimo stato di conservazione. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        An account of the proceedings at the festival of the Society of Freemasons,

      8vo., two engraved portraits (of the Duke of Sussex and of the Earl of Moira), engraved plate of the "superb Masonic jewel" presented to the Duke of Sussex, and a double-page engraved facsimile of the ticket of admission to the festival, 61 + (3)pp., including the final advertisement leaf, minor foxing and slight paper browning, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, general light wear to binding. A good sound copy with the early 19th century ownership signature of James Bygott and a later ms note that this copy was presented in 1868 to the Witham Lodge.Publisher: London: printed for Brother James Asperne.Year: A.D.1813-A.L.5817Edition: First edition.

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        Diario Ecclesiastico para o Reino de Portugal Principalmente para a Cidade de Lisboa, para o Anno de 1813

      Lisbon 1813 - 32mo. (157)pp., + folding map. An elegant embroidered hand-calendar, giving Feast Days, a Court Calendar, phases of the moon, eclipses, lists of kings, bishops, cardinals, and more. Includes the lineage of the Royal Family. Frontispiece is an engraved, hand-colored folding map of Portugal. In a white satin embroidered binding with gold threads, sequins, and silver wire. Both front and back covers are bordered with open floral interlace. In the center of the front is the coat of arms of the Portuguese royal family, surmounted by a crown. On the back is a diminutive scene showing the Tower of Belém. The Tower, still standing today, played an important role in the Age of Discovery and is a shining example of Manueline architecture in Lisbon. Behind the tower, a flock of birds flies above a three-masted ship. The spine is decorated with a sequined interlace. Marbled endpapers and yellow ribbon bookmark attached. Housed in a gilt-decorated leather pull-off case, with the royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom and another crest showing two crossed trumpets, wreathed and surmounted with a lyre. Lower edge of upper part of the case is slightly worn and turned up on itself, one loose thread on spine, and slight fraying to edges. A.e.g. An about fine copy of this rare Portuguese almanac. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Contes des Fandeacutees

      

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        Romanorum Plantarum fasciculus primus. Unito a: Romanorum Plantarum fusciculus alter...

      

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        Art de se préserver de l'action de la flamme, appliqué aux pompiers et à la conservation des personnes exposées au feu; avec une série d'expériences faites en Italie, à Genève et à Paris. [Bound with:] Expériences faites a Londres pour perfectionner et faire connetre plus genéralement l'art de se preserver de l'action de la flamme.

      Paris: Madame Huzard (née Vallat la Chapelle), 1813. First editions, in a stunning contemporary red morocco binding, of these important and beautifully illustrated works on fire-fighting including, among other things, the invention of the first fire helmet which allowed respiration during fires and protected the fire-fighter from inhaling hot air and smoke. Both works are very rare, especially when complete with the fifth plate which is almost always missing. The 'Apparatus Aldini' was a thick mask of asbestos worn over the head; another mask made of woven iron wire was placed over the first. The device provided a measure of heat protection, provided the wearer was able to maintain the air space between the two masks and not allow the iron mask to touch the inner mask. The functionality of the mask left much to be desired, but the scientific testing by Aldini was ground breaking

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        VESTIGES OF ANTIQUITY; or, A Series of Etchings & Engravings of the Ancient Monastery of St. Augustine, with the Cathedral, Castle, and other Antiquities, in the suburbs of the Metropolitan City of Canterbury: illustrated by a corresponding account taken from the best Authorities.

      [12] pages of letterpress, including title, text, and list of subscribers. 12 full-page plates chiefly etched by the author. Original paper-covered boards with pastedown title-label on upper cover initialled by Hastings. Imperial folio; binding: 47 x 30 cm. Binding repaired at spine; some foxing throughout; one plates a little damaged at the bottom of the blank margin, but a very good copy overall, and rarely found in the original boards. It is thought that less than 150 copies were issued.

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        Partly printed document signed. Land grant

      Washington 1813 - 15 x 10 inches, printed on parchment, completed in a secretarial hand, a grant of land in Ohio to James Dearth. Signed by Madison as president, and Edward Tiffin as Commissioner of the General Land Office, paper seal intact. Signatures a little faded; very good. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Animal Biography, or Popular Zoology.

      London: Rivington et al., 1813 - 3 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. Full diced calf with gilt and inked bands, twin labels and an elaborate gilt and inked tail panel, so typical of the Regency style of binding. The diced boards are framed within Etruscan rolls. Bookplate. The 4th, much enlarged, edition. A superb copy of this curious work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der Befreiungskriege 1813-1815. 9 Bände.

      Band 1: Der Frühjahrsfeldzug 1813 und seine Vorgeschichte. Teil 1: Vorgeschichte und Geschichte des Feldzuges bis 26. April 1813 Band 2: Geschichte des Frühjahrsfeldzuges 1813 und seine Vorgeschichte. Teil 2: Die Ereignisse von Ende April bis zum Waffenstillstand Band 3: Geschichte des Herbstfeldzuges 1813. Teil 1: Vom Abschluss des Waffenstillstandes bis zur Schlacht bei Kulm Band 4: Geschichte des Herbstfeldzuges 1813. Teil 2: Von der Schlacht bei Kulm bis zu den Kämpfen bei Leipzig Band 5: Geschichte des Herbstfeldzuges 1813. Teil 3: Von der Völkerschlacht bei Leipzig bis zum Schlusse des Feldzuges Band 6: Geschichte des Feldzuges 1814 in Frankreich. Teil 1: Der Feldzug bis zur zweiten Trennung der Schlesischen Armee von der Hauptarmee Band 7: Geschichte des Feldzuges 1814 in Frankreich. Teil 2: Der Feldzug von der zweiten Trennung der Schlesischen Armee von der Hauptarmee bis zum Frieden Band 8: Napoleons Untergang 1815. Teil 1: Elba - Belle-Alliance Band 9: Napoleons Untergang 1815. Teil 2: Von Belle-Alliance bis zu Napoleons Tod. In allen Einzelheiten werden die politischen und vor allem militärischen Vorgänge rund um die Befreiungskriege gegen Napoleon I. von 1813 bis zum Tode des entmachteten französischen Kaisers geschildert. Halbledereinband mit Goldprägungen, Kartenbeilagen vollständig. Berlin: E. S. Mittler & Sohn 1904-1906. Zusammen 4210 Seiten. Leicht abweichende Buchrücken und Einbände, da 2 unterschiedliche Ausgaben. Einbände nur leicht berieben.

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        Waltz. An Apostrophic Hymn. By Horace Hornem, Esq

      London: Printed by S. Gosnell … for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1813. First edition. 27, [1] pp. 4to. Full red morocco gilt by Riviere, spine gilt-lettered. Joints starting, some rubbing, bottom and fore-edge uncut; title-page lighty soiled, some light foxing. First edition. 27, [1] pp. 4to. This poem was for Byron something of an experiment, which is why he adopted a pseudonym. After a rather lukewarm reception, Byron disowned the poem entirely. A small cache of uncut copies was discovered at some time in the mid-19th century, and most surviving examples, including this one, are from this source. Ashley 1:149-50; First Edition Club/Byron 7a; Hayward 220; Wise I:71-72. Provenance: William Waldorf, Viscount Astor (armorial bookplate)

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        Merly Library. A Catalogue of the Well Known and Celebrated Library of the late Ralph Willett … which will be sold by Auction, by Leigh and Sotheby on Monday, December 6, 1813, and 16 following Days

      London: Leigh & Sotheby, 1813. [ii], 119, pp. 2906 lots. Priced. 1 vols. 8vo. Modern cloth. Fine. [ii], 119, pp. 2906 lots. Priced. 1 vols. 8vo. Library of Ralph Willett (1719-1795), heir to a West India sugar fortune, and notable collector of incunabula, Caxtons, and botanical drawings. Provenance: H.P. Kraus, Reference Library (sold 21 Nov. 2003). De Ricci, p. 88; Jackson 33; for Willet, cf. Alan G. Thomas in The Book Collector (Winter: 1963), pp. 439-48

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        The Rural Minstrel: a miscellany of descriptive poems. FIRST EDITION. 12mo.

      Halifax: printed & sold by P. K. Holden, for the Author. 1813 Half title. Uncut in later full crimson calf, triple ruled gilt borders with floral corner pieces, gilt spine, green & brown morocco labels. t.e.g. Booklabel of George John Armytage. v.g.Four copies only on Copac; no copies recorded at auction.

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        Zugeschrieben - Landschaft im Mittelgebirge. Feder- und Pinselzeichnung über Bleistift.

       1813. 22,6 x 35,4 cm, blattgroß. Auf Bütten. 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. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Harz, Zeichnung, Sepiazeichnung, Tuschzeichnung, 19. Jahrhundert, Landschaftszeichnung, Landschaft

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        SIMPLE STORIES FOR CHILDREN. (Price Six-pence.)

      48 pages. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece, a vignette on title, and 15small engravings, plus a full-page engraving at the close of the book. Original printed blue wrappers. 13.7 x 9.1 cm.Cover very worn and rubbed to the extent that almost all the original printing has been lost; some edges worn; couple of leaves repaired; else very good; contained in a cloth case with a leather gilt label. Some of the engravings are date 1815. Darton H14569(2). First published in 1807; that edition known by two copies; this issue also known by only two copies, Birm.; Spencer. The engraving on page 46 shows two brothers, one holding his completed writing sheet.

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        The Voyages of Captain James Cook Round the World. Printed verbatim from the original editions...

      London: Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1813. Duodecimo, seven volumes bound in five, with portrait frontispiece of Cook, two folding maps and 29 folding plates; 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. A few plates a little chipped and creased. Very good.

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         Le livre de tous les ménages ou l'art de conserver pendant plusieurs années, toutes les substances animales et végétales 3e édition revue et augmentée de procédés nouveaux, d'expériences et d'observations nouvelles.

      Paris, Barrois, 1813, in 8°, de XXXXVIII-176 pp., ill. d'une planche gravée se dépl., (un peu courte en marge inf.) demi-percal époque vert clair, qq. rousseurs sinon bon exemplaire avec la signature d'Appert au verso du titre. Bonne édition très augmentée, et en partie originale. Fr. N. Appert quelques temps confiseur près de Paris, gagna par son procédé de stérilisation et de conservation le prix proposé par Napoléon pour trouver une solution à la conservation des aliments pour les militaires. Mais les conditions du prix l'obligèrent à divulguer son procédé, ce qu'il fit par la présente publication. Il exploita quelques temps son brevet, mais finalement ruiné, il mourut pauvre. Toutefois les conserves connurent un énorme succès et suscitèrent la création d'industries. Tout d'abord conditionnées dans des récipients en verre, elles furent peu à peu mises dans des boîtes en fer-blanc soudé. Appert anticipe les travaux de Pasteur par sa méthode de stérilisation, et ce dernier reconnut lui-même que la "Pasteurisation" n'était rien d'autre qu'un perfectionnement de la méthode de F. N. Appert. ¶ Vicaire 35 - Bitting p.14 - Bulloch Hist. of Bacteriology, p. 44 "With his method Appert demonstrated practically the process of pasteurization, nearly fifty years before its scientific explanation" - En Français dans le texte n°220 - Oberlé n°184.

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        Petits Voyages Pittoresques dans l'Asie, l'Afrique, l'Amerique, la Polynesie et les Terres Australes... par M. le Baron de M****

      Paris: Chex Saintin, 1813. Two volumes, square duodecimo, with a total of 32 plates including the frontispieces; recent marbled boards. A good copy of this scarce book which illustrates the native peoples of exotic and relatively recently discovered lands. It includes one section, with accompanying plate, dedicated to the Australian Aborigines. The work is known for the interest and diversity of its subjects, with sections, to name a few, on Java, Siam, the Iroquois, and the Hottentots. There are also many peoples from the Pacific noticed, including the inhabitants of Kamchatka (I, 20-28); the Moluccas (II, 38-43); Tahiti (II, 57-65); and California (II, 97-99). There is a particularly good section on New Holland (I, 29-37), which takes notice of the discoveries of Captain Cook on the east coast, and the newer colony at Botany Bay. Mention is made of the kangaroo and the platypus, but of course, most of the brief article relates to the Aborigines, with observations on some of their customs, and mention of the Baudin voyage, particularly the role of the artist on the voyage, François Peron.Lengthy appendices to both volumes take the form of "Anecdotes Intéressantes", designed to complement the regional chapters and including everything from anecdotes regarding expeditions in northern Africa, through to stories of the tribes of Louisiana. Of particular note is the brief account of the massacre of the French explorer and contemporary of Captain Cook, Marion de Fresne, by Maori in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. A little foxing, light water stain to preliminaries of the second volume, yet a very good set.

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        Prince puis Roi d'Espagne sous le nom de FERDINAND VII (1784 - 1833). Il répond à l'Archevêque à propos du "mandement pour le carême".

      - Lettre signée Le Prince Ferdinand, datée "Valençay, 14 octobre 1813". Signature autographe. In-folio plié. En filigrane de la première page l'aigle impérial entouré d'un double filet contenant la devise, et en seconde page, l'effigie de l'empereur, entourée d'un double filet contenant "NAPOLEON GRAND EMPEREUR ET ROI 1811". Très beau document. Fils ainé de CHARLES IV (arrière petit fils de LOUIS XIV) et de MARIE LOUISE de Parme. Suite à un mouvement populaire , il détrona son père qui fit appel à l'arbitrage de NAPOLEON 1er. Après les négociations de Bayonne (1808), ce fut Joseph Bonaparte qui fut proclamé Roi, et Ferdinand fut installé provisoirement au Château de Valençay avec une rente d'un million de francs. Autographes [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Field Sports, &c. &c. of the Native Inhabitants of New South Wales with ten plates by the Author.

      London: Edward Orme, 1813. Quarto, 10 coloured aquatints; modern half calf, spine gilt-titled. A very good copy of the first issue of this important Australian plate book.This was the first work to be published on the Australian Aborigines. Clark dedicated his work to the recently deposed William Bligh, with the unusually affectionate comment that it 'may assist in keeping alive the recollection of a distant spot, where your exertions for your country, and for the benefit of mankind, have been so eminently displayed'.The identity of the artist of the drawings originally sent from New South Wales, or "The Author" as he is described on the title-page of this edition, has never been established with certainty. The images - "Smoking out the Opossum", "Hunting the Kangaroo", "Throwing the Spear", "Climbing Trees", "Fishing" (two plates), "The Dance", "Warriors of New South Wales", "Trial", and "Spearing Birds" - have a general air of authenticity that strongly suggests a resident artist, albeit one with an eye for the English market. John William Lewin, the colony's first professional artist, is generally seen as the strongest candidate. John Heaviside Clark must have worked from original drawings to prepare the plates, as he never visited Australia. Clark made something of a speciality of this intermediate work for the London printing trade.

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        Gyokai Ryakuga Shiki [Simplified Forms of Drawing Fishes and Shells].

      Osaka: Fukusada Tobei, 1813. 257 x 175 mm, with 30 double-page colour woodblock prints; in fine condition in the original orange stitched wrappers, in chitsu clasped case. Beautiful Japanese woodblock book depicting more than fifty varieties of marine life - fish, crustaceans, a whale, a spiny lobster, and other interesting inhabitants of the sea.'A classic naturalistic work, reminiscent of Ryusui's Umi no sachi... ' (Charles Vilnis), this is a 'famous book, appreciated by scholars and collectors both in Japan and in the West, including Duret, Binyon, Corbin, Javal, Gonse, Hayashi, et al. Keisai was influenced by his friend Hokusai, and also studied under Kitao Shigemasa, hence the source of his name' (Jerrold Stanoff).'Keisai [1764-1824] studied under the master Ukiyo-e painter, Kitao Shigemasa and worked under the studio name of Kitao Masayoshi, in 1797 became the official painter to the Daimyo of Tsuyama, also trained under the most celebrated Kano Eisen'in... ' (Roberts, Dictionary of Japanese Artists, p.75).Mitchell (p.517) gives an explanation of the complex bibliography of this work, which first appeared in 1802 as Tatsu no miya tsuko with a collection of haiku.

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        Traité de chimie élémentaire, théorique et pratique.

      Paris, Crochard, 1813-1816. ____ Première édition. On trouve à la fin une " Description, par ordre alphabétique, des ustensiles et en général de tous les agents mécaniques que l'on doit se procurer dans un laboratoire de chimie, accompagnée de leurs usages et de la manière de s'en servir". Cette partie est illustrée de 32 planches gravées. 5 tableaux hors-texte. Cole 1263 : "The first edition of Thenard's widely used large textbook of chemistry." "The first edition of Thenard's Traité de chimie élémentaire was published in four volumes in 1813-1816. The first two volumes dealt with inorganic chemistry, the third with organic chemistry (divided into vegetable and animal), and the fourth with analytical chemistry. ... In the Lavoisier tradition, oxygen was still considered as a unique element...The detailed index included in each volume makes Thenard's book a particularly useful reference work for the chemistry of its period." D.S.B. XIII, 313. Rousseurs éparse. Très bel exemplaire. *****. 4 volumes in-8. [197 x 123 mm] Collation : (6), X, 606 pp., 3 tabl. / (6), 762 pp., 1 tabl. / (6), 658 pp. / (4), 333, (3) pp., 1 tabl., 68 pp., 32 planches h.-t. Demi-veau brun, dos orné, étiquette de titre rouge et de tomaison noire, tranches jaunes. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        W.H. Pyne on rustic figures, in imitation of chalk.

      4to., (2)ii pp., 36 engraved plates, all printed on heavy wove paper watermarked 1809, the first of the two text pages with a thin streak of staining in the foremargin, the plates all excellent impressions, 3 plates with imprints partially cropped, a very few small spots or soil marks, original half calf over boards, these rather soiled, corners and edges worn, rebacked, the binding sound. Internally in very good state of preservation.Publisher: London: R. Ackermann.Year: 1813Edition: First edition: very rare. (OCLC & COPAC find copies only at NYPLYaleBLGuildhallAberdeen). Not in Abbey.

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        Description of the Retreat, an institution near York, for insane persons of the Society of Friends.

      8vo., xx(1)22-229(1)pp., engraved double-page plate of the North Front of the Retreat, two double-page engraved plans, the plates with some dampstaining and foxing, mainly marginal, intermittent slight foxing throughout, old (19th century) ink stamp in title margin of "Medical Staff Library", the stamp repeated on verso of frontispiece, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, fairly recently rebacked, a sound but not beautiful copy.Publisher: York: printed for W. Alexander, and sold by him.Year: 1813Edition: First edition: 8vo. issue. Garrison Morton 4925.1. Hunter & Macalpine pp.684-690. Norman cat. 2109. Osler 6561. Wellcome V, p.306 (the 4to. issue).

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        Recherches sur la Géographie systématique et positive des Anciens; pour servir de base à l'histoire de la Géographie ancienne.

      Paris: An V, i.e. 1797-, 1813. Four volumes, quarto, with 53 maps on 28 folding plates and an engraved compass rose; an attractive set in later half crimson morocco with gilt lettering. Only edition of this substantial study of the geography of the ancients, analysing their understanding and mapping from Europe and Africa to as far afield as India and the Indian Ocean. Various maps show the knowledge or imagination of early geographers such as Ptolemy, Strabo, Pomponius Mela, Herodotus and Isidore of Seville, while the text deals exhaustively with the history of geography and geographers, however obscure. As a test for example it is interesting to see that Cosmas Indicopleustes is discussed at some length.Pascal-François Gossellin (1751-1830) travelled widely through Europe as a young man, while his parents encouraged him to learn the ways of business. He joined the Royal Council of Commerce in 1784, and later the central administration under Louis XVI. He continued to travel, and developed friendships with Necker and Voltaire, both then in Switzerland.However he was always pulled towards the world of learning and especially the study of ancient geography. In 1790 he won a competition set by the Academie Royale des Inscriptions (see above) and the following year he was elected to membership.When the Revolution came he devoted himself to research for this book, analysing all the texts to which he had access. The book was published in two halves, fifteen years apart, with the second half appearing just before the restoration of the monarchy. His involvement with the world of learning included his appointment as President du conservatoire at the Bibliothèque Nationale in 1803. Some browning, as is often the case with this set.

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        CARTA AMMINISTRATIVA DEL REGNO D'ITALIA CO' SUOI STABILIMENTI POLITICI, MILITARI, CIVILI, E RELIGIOSI, E CON UNA PARTE DEGLI STATI LIMITROFI. COSTRUTTA NEL DEPOSITO DELLA GUERRA PER ORDINE DEL MINISTRO DELLA GUERRA E MARINA

      1813. Carta dell'Italia settentrionale e centrale in otto fogli applicati su tela a stacchi in sei parti, conservata nel suo astuccio originale. Affianco al titolo in calce ai Segni Convenzionali sono elencate le carte prese in considerazione per la stesura della presente opera. Secondo stato di due. Ottima conservazione. Bibliografia: Marinelli, n. 1635; Arrigoni-Bertarelli, n. 1068; M. Signori ("L'attività cartografica del Deposito della Guerra..." in Cartografia e Istituzioni in età moderna), p. 523. Cintori 2016, p. 82

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        Art de se préserver de l'action de la flamme, appliqué aux pompiers et à la conservation des personnes exposées au feu; avec une série d'expériences faites en Italie, à Genève et à Paris. [Bound with:] Expériences faites a Londres pour perfectionner et faire connetre plus genéralement l'art de se preserver de l'action de la flamme.

      Paris: Madame Huzard (née Vallat la Chapelle), 1813. First editions, in a stunning contemporary red morocco binding, of these important and beautifully illustrated works on fire-fighting including, among other things, the invention of the first fire helmet which allowed respiration during fires and protected the fire-fighter from inhaling hot air and smoke. Both works are very rare, especially when complete with the fifth plate which is almost always missing. The 'Apparatus Aldini' was a thick mask of asbestos worn over the head; another mask made of woven iron wire was placed over the first. The device provided a measure of heat protection, provided the wearer was able to maintain the air space between the two masks and not allow the iron mask to touch the inner mask. The functionality of the mask left much to be desired, but the scientific testing by Aldini was ground breaking ? he conducted tests of his apparatus under actual fire conditions. This was the start of serious efforts to protect fire-fighters from smoke as they operated at fires. The first work describes the equipment and tests carried out in Milan, Turin, Geneva and Paris; the second work describes tests carried out for the Royal Society in London. A contemporary account of Aldini's equipment, and the tests he carried out, was published in the Philosophical Magazine (vol. 7, January-June 1830, pp. 148-50), of which the following account is a paraphrase. The fire protection suit designed by Aldini had two layers: the inner was a thick tissue of asbestos, or of wool rendered fire-retardant by soaking in saline solution; the outer was made from an iron wire-gauze. Aldini found this gauze to be impervious to flame, a property whose discovery he ascribes to Sir Humpry Davy who made use of it in his construction of the safety-lamp. The head-piece consisted of an asbestos cap fitting close to the skull, and covering the throat, having holes made in it for the nose and mouth; a space left between the cap and the helmet allowed air to be trapped for breathing. The helmet had a mask in front and spectacles were also provided for the eyes, lined with fine brass wire-gauze. The fireman was also provided with a pair of boots, a shield to protect him from any strong jet of flame, and a basket covered with wire-gauze and strapped to his back for carrying a child through the flames. Ropes and gloves of asbestos allowed the fireman to carry red-hot iron bars.   In a first test, a fireman wearing Aldini's suit subjected his face to the flame of a straw-fire in a chafing dish for 90 seconds without injury. In a second experiment, two parallel hedges of straw and brushwood were formed about 3 feet apart, piled on bars of iron. These were set alight causing flames to fill the space between the hedges and rise to a height of at least 9 feet. Six firemen wearing Aldini's suits walked slowly between the hedges and five of them were able to remain in the fire for 2 minutes 22 seconds unharmed; the other was carrying an 8-year-old child in his basket, protected only with a mask of inflammable cloth, and retreated after one minute when both fireman and child were unharmed. It was surprising that the firemen in these tests were able to continue breathing for so long: the eminent French chemist Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac pointed out that when a furnace is heated to a high temperature the air within is almost entirely deprived of oxygen. Gay-Lussac suggested that the men were able to breathe thanks to a current of air from the space between the two garments. Aldini proposed to enhance this effect by supplying air to the suits from a portable reservoir connected to the suits by a cable.   The works also discuss the relative merits of asbestos and wool as fire-retardant materials. To be most effective, the wool must be steeped in a solution of sal-ammoniac and borax, or alum, but it is still cheaper than asbestos, even though not quite as effective.   Aldini (1762-1834) is best known for his work on animal electricity. He was born in Bologna and graduated in physics at the University of his native town in 1782. As nephew and assistant of Luigi Galvani (1737-98), he actively participated in a series of crucial experiments with frog's muscles that led to the idea that electricity was the long sought vital force coursing from brain to muscles. Aldini became professor of experimental physics at the University of Bologna in 1798, succeeding Sebastiano Canterzani (1734-1818). He traveled extensively throughout Europe, spending much time defending the concept of his discreet uncle against the incessant attacks of Alessandro Volta (1745-1827), who did not believe in animal electricity. Aldini used Volta's bimetallic pile to apply electric current to dismembered bodies of animals and humans; these spectacular galvanic reanimation experiments made a strong and enduring impression on his contemporaries. In recognition of his merits, Aldini was made a knight of the Iron Crown and a councillor of state at Milan, where he died in 1834.   Poggendorff, I, 27; Bourquelot, I, 16; Hirsch, Biogr. Lex. Hervorragenden Ärtzte, I, p. 98. Two works bound in one volume, 8vo (223 x141 mm), pp. [i-v] vi-vii [viii] [1] 2-142; [2] [1] 2-26 [2:adverts], with lithographed portrait of the author and five coloured lithographed plates by De Langlumé, after Lemoine Benoit. Contemporary red morocco, covers with elaborately gilt ornamental border, spine richly gilt, all edges gilt. lower capital chipped. Some light spotting throughout, else fine and fresh.

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        Memoirs of the Analytical Society 1813.

      Cambidge: printed by J. Smith . . . and sold by Deighton & Sons [etc.], 1813. First edition, extremely rare, of the only volume of the Memoirs of the Analytical Society, written entirely by Babbage and Herschel while students at Cambridge University. The aim of the society was to promote the Leibnizian approach to calculus as opposed to Newtonian fluxions or, as Babbage punningly described it, to promote "The Principle of pure D-ism in opposition to the Dot-age of the University" (Babbage 1864, p. 29). "The brief period of the society's existence is traditionally seen as a crucial moment in the adoption of the differential calculus within English mathematics" (ODNB). ?Origins of Cyberspace 17 (lacking last two leaves of the Babbage paper). OCLC lists two copies in the US (Brown and NYPL) and one in UK. The preface to the volume, which sets out the manifesto of the Society, draws attention to what was to be a lasting preoccupation for Babbage, "the importance of adopting a clear and comprehensive notation" (p. xvi), which found its most important expression in the development of his symbolic notation for the action of the Difference and Analytical Engines. As well as the 22-page preface, discussed in detail below, this volume contains Babbage's first published work, 'On continued products,' (pp. 1-31), and two papers by Herschel: 'On Trigonometrical Series, Particularly Those Whose Terms Are Multiplied by the Tangents, Cotangents, Secants, &c. of Quantities in Arithmetic Progression, Together with Some Singular Transformations; with Notes Relating to a Variety of Subjects Connected with the Preceding Memoir,' pp. 33-64; "On equations of differences and their application to the determination of functions from given conditions", pp. 65-114. Cambridge in the late eighteenth century was intellectually stagnant, as a result of its attachment to Newtonianism and prejudice against French ideas. British mathematics of the time was a tool for understanding Isaac Newton's Principia--which was viewed as the cornerstone of human knowledge of both God and the natural world. Modern French algebraic analysis was viewed by many as a symbol of the recent political upheavals in France; it was the horrifying result of human intellect set free from all social restraints. The abstract nature of a pure algebraic analysis seemingly allowed the mind to wander into fantasy through the meaningless manipulation of symbols. It was further connected with a mechanical and industrial view of the mind. Pure mathematics was thus not seen as an appropriate part of a Cambridge education. Instead all textbooks were dependent on geometric figures and were applicable to specific physical foundations, rather than algebraic abstractions and mathematical generalization. It was in this context that the Analytical Society was founded by Babbage (1791-1871) and Herschel (1792-1871), at the time both undergraduate students; other early participants included George Peacock and William Whewell. Its purpose was to import the most powerful techniques of continental mathematical analysis and replace the Newtonian fluxional 'dot' notation with the ds of Leibnizian differentials. They hoped thereby to connect with a "century of foreign improvement" in the calculus (p. xv). Its inspiration derived from predominantly French mathematicians and men of science such as Pierre-Simon Laplace, Joseph Louis Lagrange, and Sylvestre Lacroix. The latter's Sur le calcul différentiel et integral (1802), in particular, was deemed by Babbage to be "so perfect that any comment was unnecessary" (Babbage 1864, p. 28). The society met for the first time in May 1812 and held monthly meetings during the Cambridge terms. Although there is no evidence of formal activity by the society after the end of 1813, a few years later Part I of Lacroix's work, on differential calculus, was translated by Babbage; Part II, on integral calculus, was translated jointly by Peacock and Herschel. These, together with an "Appendix" written by Herschel, and notes by Herschel and Peacock, were published in 1816 as An elementary treatise on the differential and integral calculus. "The Analytical Society's philosophical claims were set out in the lengthy preface to the Memoirs of the Analytical Society published in December 1813. 'Our business', they wrote, 'is exclusively with the pure Analytics' (p. ii, note). It is not a coincidence that in the preface the history of the differential calculus is played out in synchronization with its mathematical principles. Notation mirrored this development, since with the advancement of science and complex calculations the need for a clear and comprehensive notation was shown to be necessary. Thus as science progressed so did notation, and, more important, the process of discovery was accelerated. The ultimate extension of notation came with 'defining the result of every operation that can be performed on quantity, by the general term of function, and expressing this generalization by a characteristic letter' (p. xvi). The true operation of the mind was based on the principle that linked all discoveries. The tools for this were abstract operations, an algebraic machine that chiseled out such discoveries. The Cambridge establishment was furious when George Peacock, a former--albeit inactive--member of the Analytical Society, introduced the d notation into the exam papers of 1817" (ODNB). Whewell also introduced continental analysis into the Cambridge mathematical tripos through his popular An elementary treatise on mechanics (1819) but, to Babbage's great disappointment, fully clothed within the traditional dress of Newtonian mechanics. The Analytical Society had failed to realize its ambitions at Cambridge and looked south to London as a more fertile place to launch their project. In the end Herschel and Babbage joined a number of other like-minded people and established the Astronomical Society of London in 1820. Babbage and Herschel remained lifelong friends. Herschel supported Babbage through personal encouragement, service on the Royal Society committees specially convened to advise on the utility of Babbage's Engines, and through his advocacy for continued government investment in their construction. In 1827, shattered by the death of his wife, father and second son in the space of a year, Babbage sought solace with the Herschels in Slough in the rural outskirts of London. When Babbage left shortly after for an extended tour of the Continent, it was to Herschel that he entrusted the construction of the Engine. Herschel attempted to restrain his friend's excesses, especially Babbage's public diatribes against the Royal Society and his sarcastic attacks on prominent figures. When shown a pre-publication draft of Babbage's vehement attack on the scientific establishment, Reflections on the Decline of Science in England, and on some of its Causes (1830), Herschel wrote that he deserved 'a good slap in the face' and that he should burn the manuscript. Babbage took no heed, published and was damned. The contrast between the two friends, and their relative success in their lifetime, is telling. Herschel died five months before Babbage. In a letter to his widow Babbage described Herschel as 'one of the earliest and most valued friends of my life'. Babbage, Passages from the Life of a Philosopher, 1864; A. W. Van Sinderen, 'The printed papers of Charles Babbage,' Annals of the History of Computing, Vol. 2, 1980, pp. 169-850, no. 1. Large 4to (310 x 240 mm), pp. [iv], xxii, [ii], 114. Uncut in contemporary cloth, spine lettered in gilt with original printed front wrapper pasted onto upper cover and original blank rear wrapper bound in at end, ex-Royal Society of Edinburgh copy with some small ink stamps and letter of de-accession loosely inserted.

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        La Gaule poétique, ou l'histoire de France considérée dans ses rapports avec la Poésie, l'Éloquence et les Beaux-Arts

      A la librairie d'éducation et de jurisprudence d'Alexis Emery. First Edition; the first two volumes appeared in 1813, the next two in 1815 and the last four in 1817. Sheepskin Half rooted contemporary. Back smooth decorated with parts of title and volume number morocco blond, small florets and gilt. Flat paper glue. Head cap seventh volume slightly hilly. Some very tiny foxing to some volumes. Rare first edition of this major work of the vision that the Romantic contemporary was the Middle Ages, especially literary. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! A la librairie d'éducation et de jurisprudence d'Alexis Emery Paris 1813-1817 8 vol. in-8 (12,5x20cm) huit volumes reliés

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