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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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        SPANISH bull fighting.

      - London, Edward Orme, 1813, 29,5 x 23,5 cm., carpeta en cartoné, frontis + portada + 1 h. + 11 h. de explicación de las láminas + 12 láminas. (Ejemplar con las hojas sueltas. La portada que contiene esta obra es la original del suplemento de "Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes, &c. &c. from drawings by Messrs. Howitt, Atkinson, Clark, Manskirch, &c.with a supplement of New South Wales" donde al final se encuentra esta sección de tauromaquia con trece láminas dibujadas por J.H. Clark y Grabadas por Dubourg, todas ellas bellas aguatintas a todo color).

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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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        The Travels and Memoirs of Sir John Reresby Bart

      

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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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        Dictionnaire Chinois, Français et Latin, publié d'aprés l'ordre de sa Majesté l'Empereur et Roi Napoléon le Grand...

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

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         Mishnayot Seder Kodashim im perushe, Ovadyah mi-Bertenurah ve-Tosofot Yom Tov.

      Fürth (Allemagne), Isaac David Zirndorfer, 5574, (v. 1813), in 4°, d'un f. de titre en rouge et noir & 200 ff. ch., qq. figures in texte, impression avec texte au centre et glose autour, les armoiries du titre sont une combinaison des armoiries la ville de Fürth et celles de la Bavière à laquelle appartenait la ville depuis 1806, demi-veau brun début XIXe, coiffes restaurées et coins usés, sinon bon exemplaire. Rare édition allemande imprimée à Fürth près de Nurenberg en 1813, du célèbre commentaire de la Mishna du Rabbi Ovadia ben Abraham de Bertinoro, dit le Bartenoura (1445-v.1500). Célèbre rabbin italien, mort à Jérusalem vers 1500, il est l'auteur d'un commentaire de la Mishna devenu un classique du genre et occupant dans les éditions imprimées la même place que les commentaires de Rachi sur la Torah ou le Talmud. Élève de Joseph Colon Trabotto, il est nommé rabbin de Bertinoro, une ville aujourd'hui située dans la région d'Émilie-Romagne, puis à Città di Castello en Ombrie. Il s'embarque pour la Palestine le 29 octobre 1486. Là il restera pendant dix ans à la tête de la communauté juive de Jérusalem. Bertinoro est reconnu comme un des meilleurs commentateurs de la Mishna, et ses commentaires figurent dans presque toutes les éditions.

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        Armee von Nord-Teutschland. Der Generalissimus Kronprinz von Schweden an die Armee. - [Flugblatt vom 15. August 1813. Beiliegend zwei weitere Flugblätter der Jahre 1813 und 1814].

      Der Aufruf des Kronprinzen Karl Johann von Schweden an seine "Soldaten!" markiert den Ende des Waffenstillstands und den Beginn des Herbstfeldzuges gegen die Napoleonischen Truppen: "Soldaten! Nur von den Waffen dürfen wir Ruhe und Freiheit hoffen. Dasselbe Gefühl, welches das Französische Volk vor 20 Jahren beseelte, um sich zu einigen und die Armeen zu bekämpfen, die auf dem Boden seines Vaterlandes standen, wird heute Euren Muth gegen den Feind entflammen, der, nachdem er den heiligen Boden, der Euch gebar, verheerte, noch Eure Brüder, Eure Weiber, Eure Kinder, in schimpfliche Fesseln schlagen will. Soldaten! Die schönste Zukunft bietet sich Euch dar! Die Freiheit Eures Vaterlandes, die Freiheit Europens, die Wiederherstellung seines Gleichgewichts, das Ende dieses traurigen Zustandes, der schon 20 Jahr dauert, der Friede der Welt, werden das Ziel Eurer Anstrengungen und Eurer Tapferkeit seyn. Zeigt Euch durch die Einigkeit, durch Mannszucht und durch Muth, der hohen Bestimmung würdig, die Euer wartet! In meinem Hauptquartier zu Oranienburg den 15ten August 1813. Carl Johann". - Der Druck des Flugblatts erfolgte in mindestens zwei getrennt gesetzten aber gemeinsam gedruckten inhaltsgleichen Textblöcken (was das Drucken beschleunigte). Die linke und rechte Fassung des Flugblatts, die hier in einem im Falz nicht getrennten Bogen gemeinsam vorliegen, sind Doppeldrucke, die sich nur durch unterschiedlich präzise abgedruckte oder abgenutzte Buchstaben unterscheiden. - Beiliegend 1.: "An meine Mitbürger" von Karl Friedrich August Grashof vom 29. Juni 1813 (Einblattdruck, 12 x 16,5 cm, beschnittene Ränder). Grashof fordert zur Bildung einer Landwehr gegen die Franzosen auf. - Beiliegend 2.: "An das Königlich-Preussische Erste Armee Corps" von York von Wartenburg vom 7. Juli 1814 (Einblattdruck, 30 x 19 cm). Das Flugblatt markiert die Abberufung v. Wartenburgs vom Kommando des Ersten Korps, um das Generalkommando der Schlesischen Armee zu übernehmen: "So lebt denn sämmtlich wohl, Ihr Gefährten dreyjähriger Kämpfe und Anstrengungen vergeßt einen General nicht, der mit schmerzlichen Gefühlen und inniger Rührung aus Eurer Mitte tritt, der Euch liebt und ehrt und nehmt mich freundlich wieder auf, wenn das Vaterland wieder eines Yorkschen Corps bedürfen sollte. Arlon den 7ten Juli 1814". - Das Doppelblatt Karl Johanns deutlich angerändert, die beiden anderen Flugblätter gering angerändert und mit Falzspuren. Sonst und insgesamt gute Exemplare.

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        THÉATRE COMPLET DE JEAN RACINE - BODONI, 3 Volumi in FOLIO massimo

      1813. ANTICHI E DI PREGIO " THÉATRE COMPLET DE JEAN RACINE Théatre complet de Jean Racine, tome premier [-troisième] A Parme : De l'Imprimerie Bodoni, 1813. 3 v. ; in Folio Imperiale: 47 cm. Nelle p. precedenti il front.: Theatre complet de Jean Racine. 1. [-3.] Tomo 1 : [IV], XVI, 400 p. - Contiene: Notice sur la vie et les ouvrages de Racine (scritta da Jaques Andre Naigeon); La Thébaide ou les frères ennemis; Alexandre le grand (con lettera dedicatoria del Bodoni al re di Napoli Gioacchino Murat); Andromaque (con lettera dedicatoria del Bodoni a Madame Henriette-Anne Stuart duchessa d'Orléans, moglie di Filippo d'Orléans fratello di Luigi XIV). Tomo 2 : [4], 440 p. - Contiene: Britannicus ; Berenice ; Bajazet ; Mithridate. Tomo 3 : [4], 506, [2] p. - Contiene: Iphigenie ; Phedre ; Esther ; Athalie ; Plan du premier acte d'Iphigenie en Tauride ; Poesies diverses ; Reflexions pieuses sur quelques passages de L'Ecriture Sainte. Eleganti legature in pelle rossa, con dorso liscio, recante titolo e n. del vol. in oro e lievi segni da usura sui bordi. Tutti gli esemplari sono completi e in ottimo stato di conservazione. Il formato grande e inconsueto conferisce alla pubblicazione un maggiore pregio. Opera completa del drammaturgo e scrittore francese Jean Racine (1639-1699), uno dei massimi esponenti del teatro tragico francese del Seicento. Per altre foto, scrivetemi privatamente. In Folio massimo (cm 47 x 33 x 17 di spessore complessivo). OPERA  COMPLETA !!! GRAN  BELL' ESEMPLARE  !!!"

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        RACCOLTA DI DODICI MOTIVI DI COSTUMI PITTORESCHI DI ROMA, INCISI ALL'ACQUA FORTE DA PINELLI ROMANO - ROMA 1813

      1813. Incisi all'acquaforte da Pinelli Romano. Dedicati alla Sig.a Ortenzia Lescot, Pittrice. Roma 1813. 12 splendide incisioni in b/n. Album oblungo in mezza pergamena con tassello in pelle con titoli in oro al dorso, con cordoncino di chiusura e copertina originale con titoli applicata al piatto. 31x21,5; pp.12. Le incisioni delle 12 tavole contenute sono molto fresche. Raro e in Ottimo stato.

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        A Catalogue of Books in the Library of Christopher D. Bellew Esq. Mount-Bellew. Only 15 Copies have been Printed [:taken from the printed label on the upper cover]

      64 pp. Tall narrow folio, orig. paper-backed wrappers (upper wrapper a little discolored at head, spine somewhat frayed, diagonal worm track to final 13 leaves touching text), printed label on upper cover. [Galway: Printed by G. Conolly, 1813]. Limited to 15 copies only of this famously rare catalogue of an equally famous library, one of the most remarkable discoveries in the history of 20th century bibliophily. We cannot resist quoting at length from Michael Sadleir's breathless "Passages from the Autobiography of a Bibliomaniac" in his XIX Century Fiction (1951), pp. xx-xxi-"The second major event of this period (actually the latest in date) was the discovery in the West of Ireland of the fabulous board-and-label library at Mount Bellew…My record shall therefore begin when in May 1933 the first MacManus catalogue of Bellew books reached this country…The library, formed between 1800 and 1830, was a very large one and with certain exceptions of earlier date, consisted mainly of books published between 1770 and 1830… "I shall never forget the arrival by post of the first slim Bellew catalogue. After tearing through the catalogue's eight pages, I felt so breathless that I had to sit a few moments before I was capable of going through the whole thing item by item. I made pencil-crosses; I drafted a long telegram. Then I commended my cause to providence and went through the catalogue all over again… "Here are some sentences from a preface which MacManus included in his third or fourth Bellew selection: Books in Boards At the beginning of the Nineteenth Century there lived in an old mansion in a remote part of the western Irish seaboard a man whose hobby was book-collecting. Disdaining the fox-hunting tradition of his family and class he devoted his days to literary pursuits and the acquisition of a library. He stored his books in specially-constructed cupboards, dust-proof and damp-proof. Many of them he did not live to read, but even those which he read suffered nothing in the process. When he died, the fox-hunting tradition prevailed once more, and the books, safe behind locked doors, were forgotten for a century. Here is a wide range of uncommon and attractive volumes, offered in a condition so dazzlingly fine that by their very appearance they will lend distinction to the bookshelves of the most fastidious collector. "Not one word of over-statement do these paragraphs contain. Indeed it would hardly be possible to over-state the perfection of Bellew condition or the excitement of those Bellew days, with parcels from Dublin trickling in and immaculate treasures slowly encumbering my table. Long before the residue of the huge library had been liquidated I went to Dublin at MacManus' invitation and spent happy hours in a warehouse above a furniture shop, where faultless Bellew volumes of every size and kind lay in piles, overflowed from bureau drawers, stood close-ranked in shelves. Some were books of extreme dullness; some were books about which nothing was known; some were precisely the sort of scarce but unreputed trifles which I delight to find. But all - literally all - were crisp and radiant, with labels dead white and perfect, with spines sound and round and flawless at the hinge, with strawboards clear-cut and fore-edges sinuous and sharp. The opening up of the Bellew Library was surely one of the peak moments in the history of modern book-collecting. It is one privilege to have been alive when it happened, and another to have enjoyed the friendship of the man most concerned and therefore to have been among the earliest to hear the news. In Mount Bellew MacManus found a few copies of a private folio catalogue of which fifteen copies were printed for Christopher Bellew in 1813 (that is to say, about half-way through his collecting life)." A very good copy preserved in a box. WorldCat locates the following copies only: Grolier Club, British Library, National Library of Ireland, and Trinity College, Dublin.

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        ARATOR; BEING A SERIES OF AGRICULTURAL ESSAYS, PRACTICAL & POLITICAL: IN SIXTY ONE NUMBERS

      Georgetown, Columbia: Printed and Published by J.M. and J.B. Carter, 1813. 296pp. Antique-style polished calf, gilt, gilt leather labels. Top edge stained red. Minor foxing, titlepage and Index leaf trimmed. Very good. The rare first edition. A strongly political and ideological work by the greatest of the agrarian states' rights theorists. Some of the text is devoted to political and constitutional philosophy, and the slavery issue, and the balance treats practical agricultural advice. RINK 1163. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 29920. SABIN 94483.

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        Viaggio sentimentale di Yorick lungo la Francia e l'Italia traduzione di Didimo Chierico.

      1813. Pisa, co' caratteri di Didot, 1813 (impresso in Pisa dai torchi di Gio. Rosini) in-12 leg. di poco successiva in piena pelle marmorizzata, dorso liscio interamente decorato in oro con ferri curvilinei, piccole corolle e filetti, titolo su tassello in pelle, labbri filettati in oro, tagli dorati, sguardie in carta marmorizzata (le sguardie sono più recenti), pp. VIII, [2], 251, [5]. Con 2 ritratti incisi in rame f.t. La prima e l'ultima carta del fascicolo 21 legate in posizione errata. Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione della traduzione di Foscolo. Parenti, "Prime edizione italiane" p. 239.

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        Travels in Sweden, during the autumn of 1812. Illustrated by maps and other plates.

      London. 1813. 4to. Samtidig kartonasjebind. Ubeskåret. Med Carl Johans graverte portrett som frontispiece. xii, 460 s. Med XIII plansjer - inkludert frontispiecen. Ryggen restaurert.

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        Ueber die vierfache Wurzel des Satzes vom zureichenden Grunde. Eine philosophische Abhandlung.

      Rudolstadt, in Commission der Hof- Buch- und Kunsthandlung, 1813. - Titel, 148 S., 1 w. Bl. Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. Griesebach 11. Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe von Schopenhauers Dissertation, seinem ersten gedruckten Werk. Beiliegend die Rechnung und die Beschreibung des Antiquariats Fritz Eggert für das vorliegende Exemplar: "Es sind nur ganz wenige Exemplare erhalten, da der größte Teil der Auflage beim Konkurs der Rudolstädter Buchhandlung unter die Konkursmasse geriet und makuliert wurde. Schopenhauer erhielt keinen Pfennig dafür. Die Auflage hatte ohnehin nur 500 Exemplare betragen. - Diese Schrift ist ‘nachmals der Unterbau seines ganzen System geworden’ und sie trug Schopenhauer die Freundschaft Goethes ein. Als Schopenhauer seiner Mutter in Weimar eines der ersten Exemplare überbrachte, meinte sie, das sei wohl etwas für Apotheker?, und als er entgegnete: ‘Man wird es noch lesen, wenn von deinen Schriften kaum mehr ein Exemplar in einer Rumpelkammer stecken wird’, gab sie schlagfertig zurück: ‘Von den deinigen wird noch die ganze Auflage zu haben sein’. - Sie hatten beide recht, denn als das Buch unter die Makulatur geriet, waren noch keine 150 Exemplare verkauft worden." - Innendeckel mit Ex Libris Jean Furstenberg. - Kanten berieben, Ecken etwas bestoßen, Schild mit kleinen Fehlstellen. Vorsätze etwas stockfleckig, papierbedingt gleichmäßig minimal gebräunt, hinterer Innendeckel mit zeitgenössischen Notizen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Early 19th century cyphering book created by a young Massachusetts girl

      Newbury, Massachusetts, 1813. Wraps. Very good. This 136-page cyphering book measures 7" x 12". The pages are clean. The heavy paper cover is titled, "Edna Lunt's Book / Newbury. / March 29. 1813" and has some minor wear and soiling. Although cyphering books were prepared by both boys and girls as part of the mathematical training of the relatively well-off 19th century American students, extant copies suggest that far more, by a factor of over 4 to 1, were created by boys than girls. Further, while boys' books frequently included advanced topics, girls seldom acquired more than the ability to perform basic arithmetic problems, almost never venturing beyond calculating simple interest. While this may seem inequitable today, it made practical sense for the time. Boys venturing into some trades or businesses needed advanced or specialized training in mathematics. Girls did not. For girls, time spent sewing on samplers was thought to be more valuable than cyphering, as sewing would be far more important to their future families .However, cyphering books belonging to a small percentage of girls-like 15-year old Edna-show that some families supported the idea that advanced mathematics might make practical sense. (See Ellerton and Clements) Edna's book contains all of the basic problems and lessons found in the better boys' books including simple and compound addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, · Measurements, · Reduction, · The Rule of Three, · Fractions and Proportions, etc. Additionally, she mastered more advanced topics like · Pricing, and Calculating costs, · Tare and tret (calculating allowances according to weight granted to purchasers for waste due to transportation), as well as Surveying. A rather scarce and desirable historical record of advanced mathematical education for young women in early America.

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        Théorie élémentaire de la botanique ou exposition des principes de la classification naturelle et de l'art de décrire et d'étudier les végétaux

      VIII, 500, (28) pages Paris, Déterville, 1813, in-8, VIII, 500, (28) pages, restauration, L'invention de la taxinomie et de la géographie végétale Première édition de ce traité de méthodologie d'histoire naturelle qui fonde et met en application une nouvelle méthode de classification des végétaux. Rédigée par Candolle alors qu'il venait d'obtenir, 5 ans plus tôt, la chaire de botanique à l'université de Montpellier, cette "théorie élémentaire" pose d'une manière nouvelle, après les grands théoriciens du XVIIIe siècle (Vaillant, Linné, Jussieu, etc.), les fondements de ce qu'est la botanique, des branches qui la composent et des applications qui peuvent en être faite. Cette remontée aux vérités les plus élémentaires (différenciation des diverses disciplines de l'histoire naturelle, de la zoologie et de la botanique), permet à Candolle de repenser "l'histoire naturelle du règne végétal" dans son unité et sa diversité, tout à la fois, pour en proposer un tableau général innovant aux racines duquel se trouve, d'une part, l'art de "reconnaitre, de décrire et de classer" (la glossologie, la taxinomie et la phytographie) et, d'autre part, l'étude des végétaux "en tant qu'êtres organisés et vivants" (l'organographie, la physiologie végétale, la pathologie végétale et la géographie végétale). A partir de ces "deux parties qui constituent toute la théorie de la science", et qui se trouvent dans une étroite interdépendance, peut s'ériger "la botanique appliquée" : la botanique agricole, la botanique médicale, la botanique industrielle, etc. Oeuvre fondatrice donc qui trace les voies inexplorées de la science botanique à venir. Malgré l'estampille, annulée, de l'Institut Catholique de Paris, bon exemplaire, grand de marges

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte.

      Wien, Selbstverlag -23 1813 - 27 Bände (alles). 18,5 x 12 cm. Mit gestochenem Porträt, 27 gestochenen Titeln, 6 schwarzen und 1582 altkolorierten Kupfertafeln. Zeitgenössisches Halbleinen mit Rückenvergoldung. Wenige Bände etwas gelockert. Etwas berieben und bestossen. Nissen BBI 2152 und ZBI 4408 (teils irrige Kollation). Stafleu-C. 17.638. Horn-Sch. 24190. Wiener Ausgabe (die ersten 2 Bde. als 3. Aufl. bezeichnet), die Augsburger Original-Ausgabe erschien 1792-1828. Die reizenden Faltkupfer mit Küchengewächsen, Obst, Gewürz- und Arzneipflanzen, Säugetieren, Vögeln, Schmetterlingen, Fischen u.a. in leuchtendem Kolorit. Das hier vollständig vorliegende Werk behandelt Säugetiere (2 Bde.), Amphibien, Vögel (2 Bde.), Insekten (3 Bde., mit zahlreichen Kupfern von Schmetterlingen), Fische (2 Bde.), Würmer (2 Bde.), Mensch (3 Bde. u.a. mit anatomischen Darstellungen sowie Kostümkupfern), Mineralreich (2 Bde., mit Darstellungen von Vulkanen, Fossilien, Erzen und Mineralien, ihrer Gewinnung und Verarbeitung) sowie Pflanzenreich (10 Bde.: Küchengewächse, Obst, Gewürze, Gräser, Holzarten, Arznei- und Heilpflanzen, Zierpflanzen, auch Gartenanlagen und geräte). Schönes, frisches Exemplar dieses naturgeschichtlichen Kaleidoskops.

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        [MERCANTILE LETTER BOOK AND RELATED ACCOUNT BOOK RECORDING THE BUSINESS ACTIVITIES OF JOHN DENNISON IN THE NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE]

      [Liverpool, 1813. Two volumes. [380]; [231]pp. Folio. Original three-quarter reverse calf and marbled boards, gilt spine labels. Boards heavily scuffed, edges and corners worn, spine ends chipped, Two substantial manuscript volumes, a mercantile letter book containing approximately seven hundred letters and a related cash account book, that record the Liverpool- based business activity of John Dennison in the Newfoundland trade between 1807 and approximately 1813. Dennison was involved in the importation of cod, salmon, cod oil, seal skins, seal oil, and whale blubber from St. Johns, Newfoundland, as well as some good from the West Indies such as rum. Woolens, calico, and other English products were exported to Canada. Before taking up this venture, Dennison had been a partner in the firm Atkinson & Dennison, and acted as the president of the Board of Trade for Lancaster. During the period covered by these volumes, he became involved more closely with two other merchants, Alexander Carson and David Parry, eventually forming a partnership with them. Among Dennison's principal foreign correspondents are Patrick Ryan and the firm Lily & Hatrick, both located in St. Johns, Gold Brothers & Co. in Lisbon, and Robert Hyndman in Antigua. There is also much correspondence with businesses in Manchester, Bristol, Hull, and Waterford, as well as some letters from the Admiralty. These volumes address all aspects of Dennison's business, including ships and shipping, ordering commodities, market speculation, insurance matters, and financing, and provide an excellent, detailed overview of trade in Newfoundland at the beginning of the 19th century.

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        China: Its Costume, Arts, Manufactures, &c. 4 volumes in 2

      London: J. J. Stockdale. G+ : in Good condition plus. Scattered browning and some age toning throughout. Plates bright. 1813. Fifth Edition. Contemporary half calf. 180mm x 110mm (7" x 4"). 128pp; 125pp; 135pp; 160pp. 80 hand coloured plates. .

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("Anna Andrews"), concerning the murder of her son by Indians while on a trapping expedition in Ohio

      Bloomfield [sent from Lima, Ohio], 1813. 1-1/2 pp. pen and ink on paper. Folio (12-1/2 x 7-3/4 in.). Creased from prior folding, worn and stained, paper repairs to tears at creases. 1-1/2 pp. pen and ink on paper. Folio (12-1/2 x 7-3/4 in.). Killed by Indians: 'they cut off both of Daniel's arms and hacked him to pieces'. A shocking letter, describing in detail the murder of two men by Indians in Ohio. Anna Andrews of Bloomfield, Ohio writes to her sister Ozias in Richmond, Massachusetts, to deliver the news of the murder of her son Daniel while on a trapping expedition. Out late checking his traps, Daniel took shelter in the home of one Gibbs, who subsequently offered his home to three Indians. Reading in part, "the Indians seized the opportunity as Daniel lay on the floor by the fire a sleep they took an ax and struck him on the small of his back and the other two struck him on the head with their tomahawks and Gibbs hearing the out cry made to the door and one of the Indians met him and struck him on the head … Gibbs clinch him and took him down in the course of the scuffle the Indian being under drew a pistol and shot Gibbs through the body so that he let go his hold and ran about 35 rods and fell and the Indian after him he fell to choping him to pieces in a most shocking manner and they cut off both of Daniel's arms and hacked him to pieces … people turned out and pursued them and catch them one shot himself and other was hung but they boy they did not get"

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        Des ehemaligen Reichsstiftes Ottenbeuren Benediktiner Ordens in Schwaben Sämmtliche Jahrbücher, in Verbindung mit der allgemeinen Reichs- und der besonderen Geschichte Schwabens diplomatisch, kritisch, und chronologisch bearbeitet. 4 Bände.

      Ottobeuren Johann Baptist Ganser -1816 1813 - 1 Bl., LXVIII, 630 (recte 610) S., 2; 2 Bl., 845 (recte 825) S.; 1 Bl., IV S., 1 Bl., 748 S.; 2 Bl., 500 S., 2 Bl. Mit lithographischer Ansicht von Anton Haelmle und lithographischer Karte von Franz Xaver Gabelsberger (beide mehrfach gefaltet). 8° (21 x 12,5 cm). Modernes Pergament mit Rückenschild. Die grundlegende Arbeit zur Geschichte des Klosters Ottobeuren und damit eine Quelle ersten Ranges für die Geschichte des Allgäus, reicht bis zur Säkularisation Ende 1802. - Maurus Feyerabend (1754-1818) aus Schwabmünchen war Prior des Klosters in schwerer Zeit. "Mit diesem Werk setzte sich der Autor und Retter der Ottobeurer Tradition auch selbst ein Denkmal, das ihn unter die bedeutendsten Geschichtsschreiber seiner Zeit einreiht" (Aegidius Kolb, in: Lebensbilder aus dem Bayerischen Schwaben, XIV, 206). - Komplett mit den häufig fehlenden Tafeln: Vogelschauansicht der Klosteranlage von Anton Haelmle; Karte der Ottobeurer Besitzungen von Franz Xaver Gabelsberger (beides sogenannte "Inkunabeln der Lithographie", Winkler 282,4 und 241, 1), die Karte ist die einzige bei Winkler verzeichnete lithographische Arbeit des Stenographie-Erfinders, der mit Senefelder befreundet war. - Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig, vereinzelt schwach wasserrandig, einzelne Blätter gereinigt, S. 361/362 in Band IV mit ergänztem Eckausriß (geringer Buchtsabenverlust). Professionell neu gebundenes Exemplar (Arbeitsbericht des Buchbinders liegt bei). *Lentner 9683. Lindner, Album Ottoburanum, 9, in: Zeitschrift des Historischen Vereins für Schwaben und Neuburg, Jahrgang XXXI, 53. Pörnbacher, Literaturgeschichte, 176. Gewicht (Gramm): 2800

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        China: Its Costume, Arts, Manufactures, &c. 4 volumes in 2

      J. J. Stockdale, London 1813 - 128pp; 125pp; 135pp; 160pp. 80 hand coloured plates. G+ : in Good condition plus. Scattered browning and some age toning throughout. Plates bright

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        Journal of a Residence in India

      Edinburgh and London - George Ramsay and Co et al., 1813 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. The first book by this prolific travel writer. Illustrated throughout, with fifteen engraved plates, some folding. Collated from binder's instructions, complete. The second edition of this text. A very scarce work in any edition with only two on Copac, one held at the British library and the other by Historical Texts. Maria Graham wrote many children's books and travel works. She was also an accomplished illustrator. Condition: In paper covered boards. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are mildlycockled due to damp staining. Some minor tidemarks throughout,not affecting text. Prior owner's ink spill to pages 71-76,only light and therefore text is still readable. Pages are slightly age toned with instances of light scatteredspots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        JOHANN ADAM KLEIN (1792 - 1875). "Der Brunnen beym ruhenden Mars im Dorenbacher Garten". Blick auf das Standbild des Gottes unter hohen Bäumen, links daneben die Quelle, dazu "im Ganzen 16 Personen und zwei Hunde".

      - Radierung, nach der Natur gezeichnet u. radiert von J.A. Klein, bei Artaria, Wien, 1813, 25 x 36 cm. Jahn 114, I (v. III): "Vor aller Schrift". - Bis zur Plattenkante beschnitten.

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        Report of the trial between Philip Collins, Yeovil, glover, plaintiff, and Samuel Watts, the younger, Joseph Watts, and Thomas Marsh, Yeovil, bankers, defendants, On a note of hand! Before Lord Ellenborough, at Guildhall, London, The 15th February, 1813

      Yeovil: Printed and Sold by R. S. Langdon, 1813. iv, 40pp. [Bound with;] The case of Maria Perry, widow, against Edward Phelips, Esq. and Others, claimants under The late Thomas Lockyer, Esq. London, Printed at the Logographic Press, 1789. 31pp, [1]. [And;] HULL, W. A reply to the speech of the Right Hon. P. Thompson, on the Motion of Col. Davies, for "A committee of the House of Commons, to enquire into the present distressed state of the glove trade." With some remarks on the free trade system. London, Printed by T. Wood, 1832. 16pp. [And;] True patriotism briefly explained and recommended. An address to the Inhabitants of Great Britain. By a Yeovilian. Yeovil, Printed and Published by W. Porter, 1832. 8pp. [And;] Yeovil corporation. The report of the Proceedings of the Committee Appointed by the Inhabitants of the Town to further Municipal Reform, especially as it relates to the borough of Yeovil, in the county of Somerset. To which is added an appendix, Containing Copies of Resolutions, Petitions, &c adopted at public meetings. Yeovil, Printed and Published by W. Porter, 1835. 26pp. [And;] To those of all classes In the Town of Yeovil, eligible to be burgesses, under the municipal reform bill. [s.i.], [s.n.], 1835. 8pp. [And;] VINING, J. T.. "No deception." Letter to the inhabitants of Yeovil on the importance of the south western railway schemes. Yeovil, Printed by Trenchard & Whitby, [1847]. 15pp, [1]. [And;] VINING, J. T.. "No deception." A second letter to the inhabitants of Yeovil, on the importance of the south western railway schemes. Yeovil, Trenchard & Whitby, [1847]. 18, 12pp, [4]. [And;] "No Deception." To the inhabitants of Yeovil. Yeovil, From H. M. Custards Railway Printing Office, [1847], Single leaf broadside, folded. [And;] BIDE, William. Deception unmasked. Two letters to the inhabitants of Yeovil, on the railway question, (in reply to letters by "a townsman," and Mr. J. T. Vining. Yeovil, Printed by Trenchard & Whitby, [1847]. 16pp. [And;] To the inhabitants of Yeovil. Yeovil, From H. M. Custard's Railway Printing Office, [1847]. Single leaf broadside, folded. [And;] To the inhabitants of Yeovil. Yeovil, From H. M. Custard's Railway Printing Office, [1847]. Single leaf broadside, folded. [And;] BIDE, William. "Deception unmasked." A third and fourth letter to the inhabitants of Yeovil, on the railway question, March, 1847. Yeovil, Printed by Trenchard and Whitby, 1847. 52pp. [And;] The English common sense society. Full report of the Protestant Conference held in the new town hall, Yeovil. Yeovil, [s.n.], 1889. 8pp. 8vo, except for the first work, 12mo. Recent purple cloth, lettered in gilt. Light soiling to boards, spine sunned. Light foxing throughout. An intriguing sammelband of fourteen pamphlets and broadsides relating to the industry and infrastructure of the Somerset town of Yeovil, from the recently dispersed Batten library, primarily concerning nefarious actions within the glove trade and the proposed development of the local railway line. Those pamphlets and broadsides concerning the railway relate a fierce local dispute regarding proposals to build a branch line connecting the town to Durston, six miles east of Taunton. In 1845 at the height of railway mania, the Bristol and Exeter Railway, in partnership with the Great Western, obtained parliamentary authority for the construction of a broad gauge track, to be overseen by engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Some in the community disliked these plans, preferring the contract to be undertaken by South Western and for them to lay a narrow gauge line. B&ER would however win out, with the line eventually opening to passenger traffic in 1853. Yeovil remains to this day a complicated railway town, with two unlinked stations on different lines - neither of which are especially close to the town! . First edition.

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        Teoria de las Cortes o grandes juntas nacionales de los reinos de Leon y Castilla. Monumentos de su constitución política y de la soberanía del pueblo. Con algunas observaciones sobre la lei fundamental de la Monarquia Española sancionada por las cortes generales y extraordinarias y promulgada en Cadiz a 19 de Marzo de 1812.

      Fermin Villalpando, Madrid 1813 - Excelente ejemplar, muy limpio, de esta interesante y completa obra para el estudio de las Cortes de los Reinos de León y Castilla. Rara primera edición, actualmente difícil de encontrar. Francisco Martínez Marina (1754-1833), fue historiador del derecho, jurista, filólogo y sacerdote, debido a su fama de clérigo liberal y progresista fué perseguido en la Guerra de la Independencia, y sus obras prohibidas por la Inquisición.Ejemplar en muy buen estado de conservación Palau nº 155246. Piel de la época, con greca y fileteado dorado en ambas tapas, lomera cuajada de adornos dorados y tejuelo.

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        Queen Mab. [Text Englisch].

      (Binding slightly rubbed, corners bumped, lower cover slightly warped. Occasional light spotting, some light dampstaining to a handful of leaves. Else good.) Dark-green morocco, five raised bands, spine and covers gilt, upper edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Bound by Thomas Fazakerley of Liverpool, cf. Ramsden: UK, p. 71: "... he began to study bookbinding in 1813 and retired in 1877". Signed at the foot of the front turn-in. The first trade edition of Shelley's epic, printed without the author's permission by Clark with the assistance of Thomas Moses, renowned book pirate (whose monogram features below the imprint on the final leaf of text). As is usual with this edition, the dedication and advert leaves are not present. Printed on wove paper with the watermark "A" and "1820".Erste Ausgabe für den Handel, der erste private Druck in kleiner Auflage erschien 1813. Beiliegend ein modernes weißes Blatt, das die Auslassungen Clarkes ergänzt. Um einer Anklage wegen Gotteslästerung zu entgehen, hatte Clarke einige Worte durch Striche ersetzt. Es half ihm aber nicht, Clarke musste für 4 Monate ins Gefängnis. Queen Mab: A Philosophical Poem ist Shelleys erstes großes lyrisches Werk.Dunkelgrünes Maroquin, fünf erhabene Bünde, goldgeprägter Titel auf zweitem und drittem Feld, am Fuß Ort und Jahr. Die Deckel mit Randrahmen aus einer goldgeprägten Linie, Kopfgoldschnitt, handgestochene zweifarbige Kapitale, reiche Innenkantenvergoldung, Vorsätze aus Marmorpapier, signiert "Fazakerley Liverpool". Einband leicht berieben, Ecken leicht bestoßen, Hinterdeckel minimal verzogen. Innen vereinzelt hell stockfleckig, gegen Ende minimal wasserfleckig, sonst wohlerhalten. - First Trade Edition. Graniss 19. - RFM. - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage.

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        Partition du Nouveau seigneur de village. Opéra comique en un acte. Paroles de M.M...... Dédié à son ami Martin

      Paris : Boieldieu, PN 129, [1813]. - Partitur. [2] Bll. (Titel, blanco, Widmung, blanco), 162 S. Gestochen. Fol. Bibliotheksexpl. mit Stempeln auf Titel und Notenseiten. Mod. marmor. HLdr. // Full score. Engraved. Fol. Ex-library copy with stamps to title, occasionally to contents. Mod. marbled half-leather binding. Äusserst seltene Erstausgabe der Partitur.Versand D: 4,00 EUR illustration, Oper, opera, signed copies, illustration, Oper, Oper, Widmungsexemplare

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        Carta general del Oceano Atlantico septentrional...

      1813. Carta nautica dell'Atlantico Settentrionale eseguita dalla DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID. Incisione in rame, in buone condizioni. Rara. Parigi Paris 970 610

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