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        The Works of Robert Burns with an account of his life, and a criticism of his writings... Seventh edition

      London: Cadell and Davies, 1813. Frontispiece and preliminary leaves of the first volume foxed; leather bindings a little mottled but most attractive.. Five volumes, with an arresting portrait frontispiece; uniformly bound in contemporary full green polished calf with gilt ornament including a lyre in gilt on front and back covers; a most endearing set. A beautifully bound set of the complete works. The editor, Dr. James Currie, was primarily motivated by a desire to raise funds for Burns' struggling widow and children. Currie writes powerfully on Burns' powerful eloquence: 'having occasion to make an excursion to the county of Dumfries, in the summer of 1792, I had there an opportunity of seeing and conversing with Burns. It has been my fortune to know some men of high reputation in literature, as well as in public life; but never to meet any one who, in the course of a single interview, communicated to me so strong an impression of the force and versatility of his talents. After this I read the poems then published with greater interest and attention, and with a full conviction that, extraordinary as they are, they afford but an inadequate proof of the powers of their unfortunate author.'This set is composed of the seventh edition of the Works of Robert Burns (first four volumes) with as the extra fifth volume the Reliques of Robert Burns; Consisting chiefly of original letters, poems, and critical observations on Scottish Songs (collected by R.H. Cromek, second edition, London 1813).

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        Charte von Nordamerica. Entworfen und gezeichnet von C. G. Reichard. Ergänzt und nach den neuern Entdeckungen der Hrn. Lewis, Clarke u. Pike vervollständigt.

      Weimar, Geographisches Institut, 1813. Ca. 55 x 61 cm. Siehe Foto. Kupferstich, grenz- und flächenkoloriert. Zweimal gefaltet. Dekoratives Blatt in gutem Zustand. Am rechten oberen Kartenrand winzige Einstichstellen. Nur leicht fleckig, vor allem am Rand und auf der Rückseite. [ENGLISH] Copper engraving. Hand colored in outline and wash. Folded twice. Map is decorative and in good condition. On the right upper frame of the map tiny punctures. Only slightly stained, mainly on the frame and on the back of the map. Maßstabslegenden für geographische Meilen, Spanische oder Castil. Meilen sowie Englische Meilen. Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        Die Botanik der Geschichte und Literatur oder die Pflanzen in ihren mythologischen, religiösen, bürgerlichen, sinnbildlichen, abergläubischen, sprüchwörtlichen, literarischen, ästhetischen, und geschichtlichen Beziehungen. Erster Theil: [.].

      Goebhardt,, Bamberg und Würzburg, 1813 - Übersetzt und vermehrt von Dr. K. J. Stang. 2 Teile in einem Band. Bamberg und Würzburg, Goebhardt, 1813. 18 cm. XVI, 388, (6), 342 (1) S. Original Pappband (Hardcover) m. ggpr. RS., Vollgrünschnitt. Gut. Einband etwas bestoßen und beschabt. Rücken am Fuß mit kurzen Einrissen, Bezugspapier hier mit kl. Fehlteilen. Schnitt angefleckt. Vorsatzblatt mit alt überklebtem Namenszug. Aus der Bibliothek von Robert Zander (Namenszug auf Titel). Mit wenigen Anmerkungen von Zander in zartem Blei. Im Vorsatz Notiz (in zartem Blei) von Zander:" Vorsicht beim Auswerten. Dr. Stang war noch weniger kritisch (als Übersetzer) als Mmme. Genlis." Sprache: deu Gut. Einband etwas bestoßen und beschabt. Rücken am Fuß mit kurzen Einrissen, Bezugspapier hier mit kl. Fehlteilen. Schnitt angefleckt. Vorsatzblatt mit alt überklebtem Namenszug. Aus der Bibliothek von Robert Zander (Namenszug auf Titel). Mit wenigen Anmerkungen von Zander in zartem Blei. Original Pappband (Hardcover) m. ggpr. RS., Vollgrünschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition Against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the wild coast of South America; from the year 1772, to 1777: Elucidating the history of that country, and describing its productions, viz. quadrupeds, birds, fishes, reptiles, trees, shrubs, fruits, & roots; with an account of the Indians of Guiana, & negroes of Guinea. Illustrated with 80 elegant engravings from drawings made by the author.

      London: J. Johnson & Th. Payne, 1813. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. xviii, 423, [blank], [4]; iv,419, [3] pages; plus and engraved frontispiece, 2 folding maps, 78 plates, sixteen by William Blake. The most famous account of slavery in the Americas in the 18th century. Stedman spent four years as a soldier in Dutch Suriname, beginning in 1773, working to put down a slave rebellion. Stedman was a keen observer of culture and natural history, but he was no abolitionist and owned at least one slave himself. His account of his affair with a slave named Joanna became the stuff of romance (and was reprinted separately in the 19th century), yet he did not buy her freedom. Stedman did, however, ransom their son, who became a British naval officer. His participation in the peculiar institution and his decisive military action against escaped slaves gave his accounts of the barbarity of the institution the ring of unassailable truth. In its review of the first edition, the London Review and Literary Journal (January 1797), wrote: “The horrible instances of cruelty, which he narrates with dreadful minuteness, would dispose every real friend to mankind to reprobate, in the most decided manner, both the Slave-trade and its votaries…Most of his readers will probably be disgusted with a picture, too frequently exhibited, of shocking, inconceivable, and gratuitous barbarity.” (Modern scholarship based on Stedman's original manuscript and journals has shown that the publisher revised the book to downplay the anti-slavery elements). In the four decades after its original publication, Stedman's Narrative went through at least 18 editions in five languages, and is often credited with influencing Europe's abolition of slavery. According to VS Naipaul, in The Middle Passage, Stedman's 'nauseous catalogue of atrocities resembles accounts of German concentration camps during the last war.' Today, however, the books influence has been given over to the engravings of slave conditions made by Stedman's friend, William Blake. 'Within [Blake’s] sixteen engravings are some of the most terrifying images that would ever come before the eyes of the British public. Some of them have permanently lodged themselves in the collective consciousness, showing up in today’s academic marketplace with assertive rapidity, as book covers, illustrations, and exhibits in scholarly arguments. “Europe Supported by Africa & America”, which has been reproduced more than almost any other image from the romantic period, has ensured that slavery remains as intimate as a glance' (Debbie Lee, Slavery in the Romantic Imagination, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002, p. 66). Second edition, second issue (identical to 1806 edition but with a re-dated title page). All the plates and maps have full, original handcolor. Probably a large-paper copy, with leaves measuring 9 by 11 inches (these dimensions match the last two handcolored copies sold at auction. According to Richard and Sally Price, editors of the 1992 critical edition, tedman's Suriname, the large-paper copies were the only ones issued with handcoloring. The binding on this copy is a rather pedestrian 20th century half blue-green cloth over gray paper boards; with leather spine labels, possibly original.

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        Wegweiser für Fremde und Einheimische durch die königl. Residenzstädte Berlin und Potsdam und die umliegende Gegend, enthaltend eine kurze Nachricht von allen daselbst befindlichen Merkwürdigkeiten. 3., verm. u. gänzl. umgearb. Aufl.

      Berlin Nicolai 1813 - XXVIII, 288 SS. und einem gefalteten Plan, kl.- 8°, Ppbd. d. Zt. ( l. fl., ber. u. best.). Holzmann-Bohatta I, 11918; vgl. Engelmann, S. 340 ( 6. Aufl. ) - Der gefaltete Stadtplan nach Oesfeld ( berichtigt und neu gestochen von Duchstein 1811). Diese Bearbeitung nicht in der Berlin Bibliographie. Zu dieser Ausgabe erschienen die 15 gestochenen Ansichten separat und waren nicht mit eingebunden. Im Textspiegel minimal gebräunt. - Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carminum Rariorum Macaronicorum Delectus: In Usum Ludorum Apollonarium, Quae Solenniter Edinburgi Celebrantur, Apud Conventum Gymnasticum Filiorum Aesculapii.

      - Edinburgh: Ex Typographia G. Ramsay et. Sociorum, 1813 8vo, 144pp. Original blue paper wrappers, text in English and Latin. Backstrip fairly cracked and worn, but with elements of original paper label affixed, internally bright, with several pages unopened. Manuscript page transcription of an epitaph dated 1794 loosely inserted. Very good. First edition, the Cosmo Gordon copy in astonishing original condition. Not in Donovan & Jerris.Pages 138-140 contain one of the earliest known poems dedicated to "Gowfing." Very rare in original wrappers. The Murdoch copy rebound in modern cloth sold for $1500 in 1998. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Franconia. Beiträge zur Geschichte, Topographie und Literatur von Franken. 2 in 1 Band.

      Ansbach: Gassert 1813 - VI 260 S., 3 Bl. Anzeigen; XIV 218 S. Marmorierter Pappband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild, leicht fleckig und berieben, Deckelbezug etwas wellig und hinten und am Rücken mit kleineren Einrissen, Buchblock ebenfalls etwas wellig und im Schnitt etwas angestaubt. 1. Ausgabe, sehr selten. - Von dem Ansbacher Justizrat Büttner herausgegebene Sammlung zur Geschichte und Topographie Frankens mit Beiträgen über Absberg, Altenberg bei Zirndorf, Ansbach, Bodenlaube, Dornberg, Feuchtwangen, Gnodstadt, Kissingen, Königshofen, Steinbach, die Klöster Birkenfeld bei Neustadt an der Aisch, Hasenried, Pillenreuth und Sulz, über den Weinbau in Franken u.v.m. - Mit einem Subskribentenverzeichnis in Band 2. - Alter kleiner Wappenstempel auf dem ersten Titel, innen sehr sauber. - Pfeiffer 14796; Goedeke VII 169, 14, 2e; Kirchner 1415. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sämmtliche Werke. Hrsg. v. J.G. Müller (24 Teile in 20 Bände)

      Wien Haas 1813 - Die Bände, nummeriert am Deckel 1-20, enthalten 12 Teile Zur schönen Literatur und Kunst, und 12 Teile Zur Philosophie und Geschichte; einheitliche Ganz Leder Einbände mit reicher Goldprägung am Rücken und mit dem Namen Carl in Gold; Ebd. fest, minimal betrieben, aber einige haben einen kleinen oberflächlichen Schind am Deckel; (Aus dem Nachlass von Abbé George Adolphe Carl (1804-1873), Mediziner und Pädagoge, Direktor des Katholischen Seminars in Strassburg, später des Juilly Gymnasiums) Kleine Bibliothek Etikette mit Eintragung auf Vorsätze; Innen der 20 Bücher sehr frisch, aber die ersten haben am oberen Rande einen Wasserfleck der hauptsächlich auf den ersten Seiten sichtbar ist; gestochener Frontispiz in jedem der 24 Teile; [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CUTIS' BOTANICAL MAGAZINE; OR, Flower-Garden Displayed. vols 37- 40 & 43-47 [xxxvii - xl & xliii - xlvii] Together 9 Volumes bound in 7. [c. 600 Hand-Coloured plates]

      London: Printed by Stephen Couchman, 1813. An excellent run with particularly generous margins and bright plates. 1813-1814 & 1816-1820; vols. 37-40 (bound in 2 vols.) & vols. 43-47, together 9 vols. bound in 7. 598 hand-coloured engraved plates of which some folding, plts. 1502-1680 & 1771-2188 [inc. plt. 1888A & 1888B] and one uncoloured plate. Each volume with title page and index. As stated wide margins - leaf size 155 x 250mm, for instance instruction for cancelled leafs printed in the upper margin are retained e.g. page 1912. All plates are bound with the original pale blue tissue guards. Contemporary, green half morocco bindings, lightly rubbed, spines faded to tan-green, a few corners bumped and edges rubbed. Contents clean and tight, plates generally very clean and bright, occasional spotting and light offsetting, mostly to tissue guards. Original end-papers, no inscriptions. An excellent early run of this most famous of all botanical periodicals. [Nissen BBI 2350] . First Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. 8vo (15 x 24cm).

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        C. TOBEY'S PATENT BARK MILL [caption title]

      New York, 1813. Light fold lines. Minor edge wear and foxing. Expertly matted, and protected with mylar sheet. A broadside announcement advertising Luther Gale's purchase of Cornelius Tobey's patent for an improved bark mill. The bark was used by tanners and so was vital to the leather industry. Tobey's patent had been granted by James Madison as president. It was Madison, along with Charles Pinckney, who introduced the first U.S. patent law during the 1787 Constitutional Convention. The broadside is decorated with a woodcut of the Great Seal of the United States. OCLC locates only microfilm copies, though Rink locates one copy, at Eleutherian Mills.

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        AN INTERESTING ACCOUNT OF THE VOYAGES AND TRAVELS OF CAPTAINS LEWIS AND CLARKE [sic], IN THE YEARS 1804-5 & 6 GIVING A FAITHFUL DESCRIPTION OF THE RIVER MISSOURI AND ITS SOURCE

      Baltimore, 1813. Modern half calf and marbled boards, leather label. Tanning and foxing throughout. Some minor paper loss (repaired) to three of the four plates. Still, about very good. In a half calf clamshell box, leather label. A slightly later printing of the so-called "Apocrypha edition" of Lewis and Clark, bearing the name of compiler William Fisher on the titlepage. In response to the growing curiosity of the public regarding the findings of Lewis and Clark, and the delay in publication of the "authorized account" of their expedition, this compilation of bits and pieces from already published works appeared (culled from Gass, Clark, Mackenzie, Carver, and Jefferson's MESSAGE... of 1806), misleading the reader into believing it was the account sanctioned by the government and containing all the information gathered during the journey. Howes calls this the "spurious" edition, while Sabin states it contains material not published in any other edition.

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        A Map of the Western Pyrenees Mountains and Adjacent Country

      J. Luffman, Geographer, 1813, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition. Size: 200 x 390 mm. 1 pages. Item Type: Book. in Very Good condition, by which we mean it bears only minor signs of wear/handling. Item constitutes a beautifully preserved original John Luffman map of the Western Pyrenees and the surrounding region, following the first phase of the Peninsular War. The image is largely free from notable damage or wear, but shows some very light discolouration commensurate with the item's age, along with some very small holes in the corners of the seams. Item includes the original slipcase, into which the map folds at 110 x 110 mm. Slipcase is lightly worn and browned but remains intact and well-preserved. Why do most sellers not describe their actual item on Amazon? Buy with confidence, support a genuine Independent Bricks & Mortar Real Bookshop and help to preserve our High Streets as interesting places to shop. We are Maynard & Bradley CAMBO & PBFA (now lapsed) members here in Leicester City Centre, UK. +44 116 253 2712 . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Geography & Maps; UK; 19th century; Genealogy & Local History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 01276.

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        Vente aux enchères. Paris. 1813]. Vente après le décès de Mme. Heudeline-Lamancelière, Marchande Modes, Rue du Lycée, N°2, Près l'Athénée, le Mardi 27 avril 1813, dix heures du matin. Savoir : quelques menues Poteries et Ustensiles de cuisine, Fourneau, Fontaine, Buffet, Fauteuils et Chaises de paille, trois petites Gravures? Peu de linge de ménage et de corps, et Garderobe à usage de femme. Plusieurs chapeaux tout faits, Rubans et Débris de marchandises de modes. Expressément au comptant.

      De l'Imprimerie de Ballard, A Paris 1813 - Affiche imprimée (30,5 x 38,5 cm). Cachet ancien Préfecture de la Seine

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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

      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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        Description Routière et Géographique de L'Empire Français Divisé en Quatre Régions + Itinéraire Descriptif ou Description Routière Géographique Historique et Pittoresque de La France et de L'Italie

      Chez Potey 1813-1823, Paris - 1402pp; 2094pp. 11 engraved fold out coloured maps. Six Volume Set. Bound together by previous owner under uniform title of Description Routière de La France . Language: eng G: in Good condition without dust jackets as issued. Boards rubbed and bumped. Outer joint of upper board of volume 2 partly cracked. Water staining to top part of the contents of volume 4 and fore edge of volume 3. Heraldic bookplate of John Markham on paste-downs. Scattered light browning but the bulk of text and plates predominately clean and in G+ condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Guide de Berlin, de Potsdam et des environs.

      Nicolai, Berlin, 1813 - Troisième édition. Berlin, Nicolai 1813. XXII, 340 S., 2 Bl. Mit 13 Ansichten auf 9 Kupfertafeln und 1 gest. Faltplan. Ppbd. d. Zt. mit RSch. (etw. beschabt u. lichtrandig). Vgl. Berlin-Bibl. S. 58 (Ausg. 1794); Engelmann 338 (1828).- Die Ansichten zeigen das Brandenburger Tor, Schloßplatz, Opernhaus u. d. Linden, Schloß u. Lustgarten, Schauspielhaus, Schloß u. Marmorpalais in Potsdam etc.- Der Plan "Grundriß der königl. Residenzstädte Berlin" von C. L. v. Oesfeld, im Jahr 1820 berichtigt u. neu gest. von Duchstein (vgl. Schulz, Stadtpläne von Berlin 1652 bis 1920, Nr. 255).- Vors. mit Wappenexlibris u. hs. Eintrag.- Schönes, sauberes Exempar. Sprache: deu Ppbd. d. Zt. mit RSch. (etw. beschabt u. lichtrandig). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        MILITARIA. - Befreiungskriege von 1814. Schraubmedaille auf die Befreiungskämpfe mit zwölfteiliger altkolorierter Kupfersticheinlage. Auf den Innendeckeln 2 gestochene Textseiten.

      - 12 Seiten gestochener Text und 12 altkolorierte gestochene Schlachtendarstellungen im Rund, bei Johann Thomas Stettner, Nürnberg, 1813, Durchmesser 5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXXII, S. 18. - Die feinen Kupferstiche zeigen die Schlachten bei Lützen, Bautzen, Vittoria, Hanau, Leipzig, die Übergabe von Dresden, die Belagerung von Würzburg usw. Die Medaille mit reicher Blindprägung und auf der Rückseite dem Motto "Eintracht überwindet alles". Die Medaille schließt nicht mehr ganz.

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        Northern Campaigns,

      London: Patrick Martin and Co... and J. Ballantyne and Co. Edinburgh; and J. Cumming, Dublin,, 1813. from the Commencement of the War in 1812, to the Armistice Signed and Ratified June 4, 1813; with an Appendix, containing all the Bulletins issued by the French Ruler during this Contest. 2 volumes, octavo. Original drab brown paper spines with labels, blue-grey covers, uncut. Engraved portrait frontispieces of Napoleon (by Cook after Toffanelli) and Tsar Alexander I (by Charles Heath after Kugelgen), 5 coloured engraved folding maps (seat of war in Russia, seat of war in northern Poland and Prussia, 3 campaign maps). A couple of joints split but sound. a few nicks and marks to bindings. An excellent set in the original boards, as issued. First edition, uncommon, of one of the chief works of the military writer John Philippart (c.1784 - 1875), "a prolific compiler of pamphlets and books of reference relating to the British army" (ODNB). This copy has an attractive Napoleonic era provenance: with the bookplates of Thomas Buchanan, Powis House (Perthshire). Buchanan (d. 1842), was a captain in the East India Company (commanding the company ship Perseverance) and Superintendent of the Bombay Marine (later the Royal Indian Navy), who married Catherine, youngest daughter of Sir Ralph Abercromby ("a popular, well-known commander who became something of a father figure within the British army" ODNB). Each copy is inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Thomas Buchanan Island of Bombay [present day Mumbai], care of John Fraser Esq., No. 50 Lothbury London". Fraser was an Official Assignee based in the City of London, in other words he was an officer in the law court who distributed a bankrupt's assets to the creditors; but who may also assist the bankrupt to relieve of his obligations to the creditors. This may relate to the fact that in December 1827 Buchanan was removed from his office as Superintendent of the Bombay Marine, as that post was to come under the direct control of the Royal Navy, and a pension of £800 per annum was granted by the East India Company.

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        The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke

      Boston: Published by John West and O. C. Greenleaf [vols I-IV]; New York: Published by Eastburn, Kirk and Co., and West and Richardson, and Oliver C. Greenleaf, Boston [C. S. Van Winkle, Printer, New York] [vols V-VI], 1813. First American edition from the last London edition. Expanded with the two later volumes. 6 vols. 8vo. Contemporary sheep, morocco labels, slight variation in bindings on last two volumes. Rubbed, some chipping, some light browning and spotting of text, endpapers and adjacent leaves browned. A very nice copy with the signature of J. Abbot in the fourth volume. In brown cloth open end cases. First American edition from the last London edition. Expanded with the two later volumes. 6 vols. 8vo. Volumes V and VI with additional titles for Volumes IX and X, according to Todd "apparently in anticipation of an expanded edition" Todd 79i; check S&S

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        Gesamtans., "Stadt und Residenz des Fürsten von Sigmaringen an der Donau".

      - gouachierter Umrißkupferstich v. J. H. Bleuler, Sohn, dat. 1813, 42 x 64 Johann Heinrich Bleuler der Jüngere ( 1787 - 1857 ) war der älteste Sohn von Johann Heinrich Bleuler (1758-1823 ), dem Begründer der Feuerthaler Malerschule. - Prachtvolle Gesamtansicht von Sigmaringen. Halbrechts das Schloß, links die Donau,

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        Autograph letter signed in full to Hugo Balzer

      - "Along with his teacher Arnold Schoenberg and fellow pupil Anton Webern in the years before and immediately after World War I, [Berg] moved away from tonality to write free atonal and then 12-note music. At once a modernist and a Romantic, a formalist and a sensualist, he produced one of the richest bodies of music in the 20th century, and in opera, especially, he had few equals." Douglas Jarman in Grove onlineThe present letter was part of Berg's campaign to have his opera Wozzeck staged in Darmstadt, then capital of the German state of Hesse and hometown of Georg Büchner (1813-1837), author of the play the opera is based. Berg's campaign was successful: the opera was produced in Darmstadt in 1931.It was not, however, conducted by Hugo Balzer (1894-1987), who at the time was music director at the opera in Freiburg, but by Karl Böhm (1894-1981). Balzer is also noted as the founder of the Robert-Schumann-Konservatorium in Düsseldorf in 1935. 2 pp. Octavo. Dated June 10, 1931. With Berg's handstamp in blue-black ink to upper left corner: "Alban Berg / Gut Berghof / post: Sattendorf / am Ossiacher-See / Kärnten, Austria / Tel. Villach [1]395"). Together with autograph envelope addressed to Balzer at the Stadttheater in Freiburg with Berg's handstamp to verso with his address on Trauttmausdorffgasse 27 in Vienna. In German (with translation). Berg thanks Balzer for a long- delayed letter and tells him that he has also written to [Ferdinand] Kirnberger, the Finance Minister of the state of Hesse. He expresses his hope for Balzer's appointment as music director in Darmstadt."Your kind letter reached me in a roundabout way. You probably have my letter of June 5 by now. In the same mail I wrote to Fin[ance] Min[ister] Kirnberger. Hopefully success! . Please keep me in the loop."Creased at central fold and very slightly at margins; upper right corner of envelope lacking where stamp has been removed; Berg's name in another hand to address panel.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM GEORGE K. TAYLOR TO BUSHROD WASHINGTON, CONCERNING A DISPUTE WITH THE GUARDIAN OF WASHINGTON'S BROTHER'S CHILDREN OVER THE DISPOSITION OF A PIECE OF LAND]

      Petersburg, 1813. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Minor wear and soiling. Very good. Part of the ongoing settlement of George Washington's estate, of which his favorite nephew, Bushrod Washington, was executor. At this time Bushrod Washington was a sitting justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, having been appointed in 1798. Taylor writes to him offering his services as counsel. A prominent Virginia jurist, George K. Taylor (1769-1815) attended the College of William & Mary, entered private practice in 1795, and served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1795 until 1801, when he was appointed U.S. Circuit Judge for the 4th Circuit. Almost certainly it was Taylor rather than Henry Lee who co-authored the Federalist Minority Report with John Marshall on the Alien and Sedition Acts in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1799. According to the "Commissioner's Report on the Estate of George Washington, 1 July 1811," Bushrod Washington sold land from his uncle's estate to "the late Col. Thomas Lee," guardian of the children of his late brother, Corbin Washington, for the sum of $15,125, "which purchase their present guardian did not think himself at liberty to confirm." In the absence of payment, Bushrod Washington, believing himself the rightful owner, apparently intended to sell the land or had already done so. Taylor expresses here that he think that the court will order the profits to be turned over to Col. Lee's successor, against whom Washington had filed suit, but that Washington will be allowed to retain the full amount of the original selling price. Taylor apologizes for being so slow to reply and agrees to represent Washington if he has not already retained the services of someone else. "I have no doubt the chancellor will grant an argument in your behalf." However, he also has no doubt that "you must experience in court the usual treatment of trustees acting lawfully and bona fide; and that consequently while we will be liable for the net profits of the land...it would be an outrage on all the principles hitherto entertained by the courts of equity, to subject you to anything more." While attending the circuit court of appeals, Taylor anticipates he will have "ample leisure" to review the case.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JOHN ADAMS TO MERCY OTIS WARREN]

      Quincy [Ma.], 1813. Quarto. Old fold lines. A few small spots of foxing, faint stain from wax seal. Very good. In a folio-sized half morocco and cloth clamshell box, leather labels. A warm letter from former President John Adams to his dear friend and writer, Mercy Otis Warren, with whom he had been recently reconciled after their long falling out. Throughout the Revolutionary period, historian, poet, and dramatist Mercy Otis Warren actively corresponded on political matters with numerous leaders, including Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and especially John Adams, who became her literary mentor in those early years of unrest. In 1805 her literary career culminated with the publication of THE HISTORY OF THE RISE, PROGRESS, AND TERMINATION OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. The book's sharp criticisms of Adams - that his passions and prejudices often debilitated his judgment and that he had demonstrated a distinct leaning toward monarchy during his sojourn in England - led to a heated correspondence and a breach in their friendship in 1807. After nearly five years Elbridge Gerry managed to effect a reconciliation between Mercy and Abigail and John. It was Mrs. Adams who sent word to Mercy on Sept. 15, 1813 that her daughter, Nabby, had died of breast cancer a month earlier. Adams' opening salutation in this letter likely refers to condolences sent by Warren, and suggests that Nabby's death prompted an invitation to visit her: "I am very much obliged to you for your civilities to my wife, my son, Coll Smith and my granddaughters. My girls have long expressed an earnest desire to see Madam Warren, and have been highly gratified by their visit and very grateful for the kind hospitality, the social enjoyments and instructive conversations they experienced. I congratulate you Madam on the happy marriage of a granddaughter who once obliged us with a very short visit. I was delighted with her manners and accomplishments, and found her visit much too short. May every blessing attend her and all your family, in whose prosperity I take a constant interest." Adams moves beyond the opening exchange of family pleasantries to discuss Thomas McKean's comments on Mrs. Warren's late brother, the brilliant but erratic James Otis, Jr., at the 1765 Stamp Act Congress. "Governor M.Keans notice of your brother I thought worth preserving in your family. The oddity of the dialogue and the particular moment of its composition were the circumstances that made it rather an object of curiosity than use. I think however the traits of character are correct." In a letter from McKean to Adams dated Aug. 20, 1813, McKean reminisces about the Stamp Act Congress that convened in New York on Oct. 7 to elect a president of that body: "In the Congress of 1765, there were several conspicuous characters. Mr. James Otis appeared to be the boldest and best speaker. I voted for him as our President, but Brigadier Ruggles succeeded by one vote, owing to the number of the committee from New York, as we voted individually" (THE WORKS OF JOHN ADAMS, X, pp.60-62). Adams then moves on to further reflection on the rest of her family of ardent patriots: "I know not madam what your father [James Otis, Sr.], your husband [James Warren] or your brother would think of these times." Adams, however, is reluctant to conjecture about what the future might hold for America. "A mighty effort of nature is in operation that no understanding below that Providence which superintends and directs it, can comprehend. An entire separation, in government at least, between America and Europe seems to be commencing: but what will be its course when and how it will terminate; and what influence it will have upon Asia and Africa, no living man, I believe will pretend to foresee." Nevertheless, Adams believes that he, Mercy, and their fellow patriots had long since laid the necessary groundwork for the political sanguinity of America, but whose fate no longer lay in their hands, due to advanced age. "We have acted our parts. The curtain will soon be drawn upon us. We must leave the future to that Providence which has protected us in the past. This sentiment of duty and interest I doubt not, Madam, will be approved by you; as I hope it is reallized [sic] with gratitude, and entire confidence and submission by your old friend and respectful humble servant." A cordial letter to an old friend, showing a more mature and philosophical John Adams. Warren was eighty-five at the time - she was older than Adams - and she died less than a year later.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM GEN. JACOB BROWN TO JOSHUA HATHEWAY IN ROME, NEW YORK, DESCRIBING THE ATTACK ON SACKETS HARBOR]

      Sackets Harbor, N.Y., 1813. Folio. Old fold lines. Some separation at folds; one tear closed with archival tape. Lightly soiled. Good. An eyewitness account of the second battle of Sackets Harbor, on the shores of Lake Ontario, written by the commander of the American forces there, Gen. Jacob Brown, to his friend, Joshua Hatheway, quartermaster general and formerly the commander of the defenses at Sackets Harbor. The town, situated near the entrance to the St. Lawrence River at the far eastern end of Lake Ontario and opposite the Canadian town of Kingston, was a vital defensive point for the Americans, challenging British control of the St. Lawrence and the lake, and preventing a British thrust into New York State. If either side could control both sides of the entrance to the St. Lawrence, they could control the Upper Great Lakes. Taking advantage of the American action against York, which drew troops away to the western end of the Lake, the British decided to strike. On May 28, 1813 the British Great Lakes squadron under the command of James Yeo appeared off Sackets Harbor, carrying troops under the command of the governor-general, Lieut. Gen. George Prevost. Having been forewarned by several men who escaped the Battle of Henderson Bay the previous day, the Americans had some time to reinforce their defenses before the British could attack. The British landed on the 28th but launched their main attack the next morning. They easily routed the American militia, but the regulars under Brown were able to fight off repeated attacks on their fortifications. Prevost, fearing the arrival of more American troops, ordered a retreat which nearly became a rout. Brown was the hero of the day and was later rewarded with a commission as brigadier general. He must have immediately written this letter describing the action: "Dr. Sir, I received an order some days since from Genl Dearborn to take comm. at this Post. Comd. Chauncey is up the lake. We were this morning attacked as day dawned by Sir George Prevost in person who made good his landing with at least a thousand picked men. Sir James Yeo commanded the fleet after loosing some distinguished officers and of course some gallant men. Our loss is very severe as to the quality of those who have fallen. The enemy left many of their wounded on the Field - but I have no doubt carried off many more. We shall probably be again attacked as Sir George must feel very sore. All I can say is, whatever may be the result we will not be disgraced." A superb battlefield letter reporting on one of the most significant military actions of the War of 1812.

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        A MILITARY AND TOPOGRAPHICAL ATLAS OF THE UNITED STATES; INCLUDING THE BRITISH POSSESSIONS & FLORIDA

      Philadelphia, 1813. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt. Minor edge wear, boards rubbed, remnants of string ties. Mild tanning to text, some expert repairs to maps along folds. A handsome copy in very good to near fine condition, certainly one of the best copies we have seen. In a cloth slipcase. This superb and very rare American atlas contains maps by H.S. Tanner and was prepared for the War of 1812. The five maps are: "Seat of War in North America"; "...the Southern Section of the United States including the Floridas & Bahama Islands Shewing the Seat of War..."; "Detroit"; "...the American coast from Lynhaven Bay to Narraganset Bay"; and "...Quebec and Adjacent Country...." The text which accompanies the maps includes interesting commentary on why the maps are pertinent, where the cartographic information came from, and other useful information. The Siebert copy fetched $12,650 in 1999 (the present copy is in superior condition).

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        La Vierge", Büste der Jungfrau Maria nahezu en face mit leicht gesenktem Kopf.

      - Bleistift, auf festem chamoisfarbenem Velin, Mitte unten betitelt sowie rechts unten signiert, bezeichnet und datiert „Amelie de Liebenstein / geb. 11 may 1813". 38:28,5 cm. Insgesamt nicht ganz frisch. Fein gezeichnetes, lebendiges Bildnis, sicherlich nach einer Vorlage entstanden, das das Talent der Zeichnerin anschaulich dokumentiert. Die Zeichnerin war vermutlich Mitglied des alten schwäbischen Adelsgeschlechts von Liebenstein.

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        Sammlung von Armeeknöpfen der Armee Napoleon I. 48 Knöpfe, davon 30 auf Kartonblatt montiert mit Beschriftungskärtchen in Französisch, übrige Knöpfe lose beiliegend. Zusammen in Holzkasten (um 1900).

      Um 1813. - Innendeckel mit eingeklebtem Porträt Napoleons (Kupferstich von Hopwood). 20 x 36,5 x 7 cm. Seltene Sammlung von Armeeknöpfen. Enthält: Republik: mit Le Nation La Loi et Le Roi im Eichenkranz, Republique Francaise und Hut über Liktorenbündel, Hut über XXX-Bündel mit Nummern: 1 (3x) 6, 9, 24, 51, 92, 93, 94 (17 mm) sowie 3, 4, 8, 11, 19, 20, 43, 44, 55, 63, 142 (23-25 mm), Armeehelm über Rüstung, gleicher mit Fahnen, mit Ouvriers du Genie, Gendarmerie Imperiale, gekrönter Adler über 17, gleicher mit Ecole Speciale Imperiale Militaire, Bombe und gekreuzte Kanonen über 2, gleicher mit Anker und Premier Bataillon, nur Bombe, Preuß. Armee Krone über Wappen, 2 Distanzringe. - Unterschiedliche Erhaltung, teils mit Gebrauchsspuren.

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        Wegweiser für Fremde und Einheimische durch die königl. Residenzstädte Berlin und Potsdam und die umliegende Gegend, enthaltend eine kurze Nachricht von allen daselbst befindlichen Merkwürdigkeiten. 3., verm. u. gänzl. umgearb. Aufl.

      Berlin Nicolai 1813 - XXVIII, 288 SS. und einem gefalteten Plan, kl.- 8°, Ppbd. d. Zt. ( l. fl., ber. u. best.). Holzmann-Bohatta I, 11918; vgl. Engelmann, S. 340 ( 6. Aufl. ) - Der gefaltete Stadtplan nach Oesfeld ( berichtigt und neu gestochen von Duchstein 1811). Diese Bearbeitung nicht in der Berlin Bibliographie. Zu dieser Ausgabe erschienen die 15 gestochenen Ansichten separat und waren nicht mit eingebunden. Im Textspiegel minimal gebräunt. - Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ma'aleh Beit Horin ve'hu Seder Haggadah shel Pesach.

      Vienna Anton Schmid 1813 - 4to., 52 ll., page 13 misnumbered, page 48 misnumbered; title within decoraive typographic border, double column Hebrew and Aramaic text, 11 engraved illustrations in the text, most half-page, some a little larger. Expected wine stains and other signs of ritual use, contemporary sheep boards, gilt. An interesting 19th century example the Passover Haggadah, with commentary by Alsheich, Gevurat Hashem, Olelot Efraim (Maharal) etc. Illustrated with copper plate engravings from the 1695 Amsterdam Haggadah by Avraham son of Yaakov Hager. The Haggadah is a seminal religious Jewish text that sets forth the order of the Passover Seder - a Jewish ritual feast that marks the beginning of the week-long Jewish holiday of Passover (Pesach in Hebrew). It is conducted on the evenings of the 14th day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar, and on the 15th by traditionally observant Jews living in Diaspora (outside Israel). This corresponds to late March or early April in the Gregorian calendar. Reading the Haggadah at the Seder table is a fulfillment of the Scriptural commandment to each Jew to "tell your son" of the Jewish liberation from slavery and exodus from Egypt as described in the Book of Exodus in the Torah. Anton Schmid was a Christian publisher of Hebrew books who benefited greatly from an 1800 ordinance prohibiting the import of Hebrew books by Jews (who were themselves excluded from the publishing business). He did employ a number of Jewish typesetters and proof readers, mainly from Galicia, who were granted special residence permits in Vienna. Schmid issued a number of printings of the Haggadah utilising the delicately engraved popular illustrations of Abraham bar Jacob (which first appeared in the Amsterdam 1695 Haggadah). The offered edition also features two popular commentaries by Moses Alscheich and Ephraim Luntschitz. Among the illustrations are the famous 13-panel stages of the Seder and the ten-panel depiction of the ten plagues, as described below. The 13 stages of the Seder: Kadeish – recital of Kiddush blessing and drinking of the first cup of wine Urchatz – washing of the hands Karpas – dipping of the karpas (a vegetable - usually celery or potato) in salt water Yachatz – breaking the middle matzah; the larger piece becomes the afikoman which is set aside to be eaten later Maggid – retelling the Passover story, including the recital of "the four questions" and drinking of the second cup of wine Rachtzah – second washing of the hands Motzi-Matzah – blessing before eating the matzah Maror – eating of the maror (bitter greens) Koreich – eating of a sandwich made of matzah and maror Shulchan oreich – lit. "set table" - the serving of the holiday meal Tzafun – eating of the afikoman Barech – blessing after the meal and drinking of the third cup of wine Hallel – recital of the Hallel - a prayer traditionally recited on festivals; drinking of the fourth cup of wine Nirtzah – saying "Next year in the rebuilt Jerusalem!" referring to the hope that next year we will be living in the time of the Messiah The 10 plagues of Egypt: Blood Frogs Lice Wild animals Pestilence Boils Hail Locust Darkness Death of the Firstborn [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph Letter, Signed, Written to Joshua Hatheway at Rome, N.Y. By General Jacob Brown Describing the Attack on Sackets Harbor]

      1813 - 1pp. Folio. Old fold lines. Some separation at folds; one tear closed with archival tape. Lightly soiled. Docketed on verso. Good. A dramatic battlefield letter from the Battle of Sackets Harbor, a key action in the War of 1812 An eyewitness account of the second battle of Sackett's Harbor, on the shores of Lake Ontario, written by the commander of the American forces there, Gen. Jacob Brown, to his friend Joshua Hatheway, Quartermaster General and formerly the commander of the defenses at Sackets Harbor. The town, situated near the entrance to the St. Lawrence River at the far eastern end of Lake Ontario and opposite the Canadian town of Kingston, was a vital defensive point for the Americans, challenging British control of the St. Lawrence and the lake, and preventing a British thrust into New York State. If either side could control both sides of the entrace to the St. Lawrence, they could control the Upper Great Lakes. Taking advantage of the American action against York, which drew troops away to the western end of the Lake, the British decided to strike. On the 28th of May, 1813, the British Great Lakes squadron under the command of James Yeo appeared off Sackets Harbor, carrying troops under the command of the Governor-General, Lieut. General George Prevost. Having been forewarned by several men who escaped the Battle of Henderson Bay the previous day, the Americans had some time to reinforce their defenses before the British could attack. The British landed on the 28th, but launched their main attack the next morning. They easily routed the American militia, but the regulars under Brown were able to fight off repeated attacks on their fortifications. Prevost, fearing the arrival of more American troops, ordered a retreat which nearly became a rout. Brown was the hero of the day, and was later rewarded with a comission as brigader general. He must have immediately written this letter describing the action: "Dr. Sir, I received an order some days since from Genl Dearborn to take comm. at this Post. Comd. Chauncey is up the lake. We were this morning attacked as day dawned by Sir George Prevost in person who made good his landing with at least a thousand picked men. Sir James Yeo commanded the fleet after loosing some distinguished officers and of course some gallant men. Our loss is very severe as to the quality of those who have fallen. The enemy left many of their wounded on the Field - but I have no doubt carried off many more. We shall probably be again attacked as Sir George must feel very sore. All I can say is, whatever may be the result we will not be disgraced." A superb battlefield letter reporting on one of the most significant military actions of the War of 1812.

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        The Voyages of Captain James Cook Round the World. Printed verbatim from the original editions, Volumes II, IV and V [3 volumes of 7]

      Published by Sherwood, Neely, & Jones [1813], London - , 354, 438, and 295 pages, Volume II has a Folding map and 2 folding plates, Volume IV has 4 folding plates and a table, volume V has 2 folding plates - 3 are listed but 'Inside of Hippah' plate is in volume 2 New edition , each volume has one detached board, other boards loosely held, spines missing, text and maps are relatively clean, occasional light spots inside, books in fair condition , half calf with marbled paper boards 16.5 x 10.5 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of the kings of Spain of the house of Bourbon, from the accession of Philip V. to the death of Charles III. 1700 to 1788.

      Second edition, following the first of 1813, of this painstakingly well-researched study of the period. The author was a historian who served as tutor to the sons of the Duke of Marlborough and the Earl of Pembroke, as well as travelling companion to Lord Herbert, Lord Brome, and various other noblemen; he published several works recounting his tours through Poland, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, and Switzerland.

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        Proceedings under the Special Commission at York... connected with the late disturbances in the West-Riding of this County. Second Edition

      Leeds: Edward Baines, 1813. Octavo, [ii], 72pp. (last blank), chip from bottom edge of title page, very good, recent wrappers. Detailed account of the Yorkshire Luddite trials of January 1813: including ample information on prisoners convicted and subsequently transported to New South Wales, the work is historically significant for printing speeches they delivered in the dock.Luddism (derived from the name of a fictitious leader coined Ned Ludd) was a widespread English movement of social dissent prevalent in Yorkshire. Luddites were characterised by their destruction of looms and other new technologies perceived as a threat to the livelihood of weavers and similar workers compromised at the onset of the industrial revolution. From modest beginnings, Luddism grew into widespread social unrest and was routinely punished with death and transportation. Accordingly, contemporary published accounts such as these York county trials form an important primary source for convicts transported to New South Wales for sedition.Events of 1812 in Yorkshire were dire. Luddite unrest began with loom breaking and industrial sabotage but quickly gained momentum, culminating in arson and widespread theft of firearms from private houses. Sir Francis Wood, Vice-Lieutenant of the West Riding, was so deeply concerned about the hundreds of instances of housebreaking and firearm theft that he predicted an imminent outbreak 'as the same course of outrage ended in Ireland, in open rebellion against the government and the country.' The authorities responded in due measure, and magistrates liberally condemned ringleaders to death and suspects to transportation. In mid-1812 at a special assizes established at Lancaster a boy was sentenced to hang alongside two men convicted of arson while a further eleven were transported for taking and administering unlawful oaths. Such was the mood of the times.The Yorkshire trials recorded in this book form provide an immediate (and sometimes distressing) contribution to the history of transportation. Significantly, the cross examination of defendants is printed verbatim with a view to instructing lawyers and magistrates in future trials of a 'seditious nature'. Luddites under examination include John Schofield, Joseph Fisher, Job Hey and others. Of particular historical interest is an alphabetical list of prisoners delivered from York Castle in January 1813, including their full name, residence, occupation, offence and conviction. For example, we learn that George Duckworth, a shoemaker of 23 years, was convicted of administering an unlawful oath and transported for seven years.A copy of this work is known in the National Library, but seems scarce on the market.

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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

      - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Elements of Book Keeping, by single & double entry. Comprising several Sets of Books. Arranged according to present practice & designed for the use of schools. To which is annexed An Introduction on merchant's accounts, with engraved specimens

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown,, 1813. Octavo (207 x 130 mm), pp. [4], [iv], 8, ix-xx, 238, [2 adverts]. Contemporary roan-backed marbled boards, spine ruled gilt, rebacked, printed paper label to front board. With engraved title, dedication leaf, and 7 engraved plates, 1 folding. Ex-libris of the Library of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to front pastedown, with their stamp and release stamp to head of first title. Corners worn. Some spotting throughout; a very good copy. Second edition, published the same year as the first. All early editions are scarce. "Another popular book that was inspired by Booth's system was James Morrison's Elements of Bookkeeping which appeared in at least four editions between 1810 and 1825, and was itself a condensation of Morrison's larger and more elaborate work the Complete System, which also ran into several editions". Bywater and Yamey, p. 194. "Some authors nevertheless preferred to expound the double-entry system of book-keeping in terms of the three principal books alone. James Morrison, described on the title-page as accountant, master of the Mercantile Academy at Glasgow, in his Elements of book-keeping ... 1810, refers to some of his predecessors who had written treatises in the eighteenth century. He divides them into two classes. In the first class 'are comprehended those who have tenaciously adhered to the Italian Method, with three books only; they have neither adopted subsidiary books, nor journalised monthly, although both were practised at the time in which many of them wrote, and now universally prevail in extensive commerce'..... In the second class of writers are those who have adopted subsidiary books, and exhibited other improvements, which practice has suggested." Yamey, Introduction to ICAEW catalogue. ICA p. 87. No edition in Kress. Goldsmiths 22145 has the third edition. Herwood 363.

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        Description Routiere et Geographique de L'Empire Francais Divise en Quatre Regions + Itineraire Descriptif ou Description Routiere Geographique Historique et Pittoresque de La France et de L'Italie

      Paris Chez Potey 1813-1823. G: in Good condition without dust jackets as issued. Boards rubbed and bumped. Outer joint of upper board of volume 2 partly cracked. Water staining to top part of the contents of volume 4 and fore edge of volume 3. Heraldic bookplate of John Markham on paste-downs. Scattered light browning but the bulk of text and plates predominately clean and in G+ condition [First Edition] Leather cover 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 1402pp; 2094pp. 11 engraved fold out coloured maps. Six Volume Set. Bound together by previous owner under uniform title of Description Routiere de La France .

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        Sprichwörter-Lexicon mit kurzen Erläuterungen.

      Quedlinburg, G. Basse, 1813. - 8vo (18 : 10.5 cm). IV, 212 S. Erste Ausgabe. Sammlung von über 4000 alphabetisch geordneten und annotierten deutschen Sprichwörtern, gilt als Kompendium und wurde 2005 von Olms nachgedruckt. Das vorliegende Exemplar entstammt der Bibliothek des Potsdamer Militärwaisenhauses. Es trägt dessen Besitzeintrag um 1850 am Vorsatz, ferner Stempel, Standortsiglen sowie Abteilungsvermerk ?Lexikographie? im Innendeckel. - Im Rand finden sich durchgehend Rötelmarkierungen, Druckfehler sind korrigiert. Der freie Nachsatz und ein dort eingefalzter Papierbogen sind auf 3 Seiten dicht mit Nachträgen in schwarzer Feder beschrieben. Wir vermuten das Arbeitsexemplar des Autors. Wagener - Garnisonsprediger, Jugendschriftsteller, Mitgründer der optischen Industrie in Rathenow - war bis 1825 im Amt, zuletzt als Superintendent in Altenplathe bei Genthin. Er starb 1845 in Potsdam, möglicherweise hinterließ er seine Bibliothek dem Waisenhaus. - Einband bestoßen, Rücken mit Resten eines Signaturschildes. Gelegentlich Eckknicke, sonst sauber. Schwarzgrauer Kleisterpappband d. Zt. mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage Round the World, in the years 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804; In which the author visited Madeira, the Brazils, Cape of Good Hope, the English Settlements of Botany Bay and Norfolk Island, and the principal Islands in the Pacific Ocean

      London: A. Maxwell, 1813. Quarto, half-title, final leaf neatly repaired; modern half calf spine decorated in compartments, black title-label gilt lettered. With the bookplate of Tristan Buesst and an early inked inscription dated July,1823, a very good uncut copy. Second and best edition of this important voyage account, describing a speculative trading voyage into the Pacific: the earlier edition was so much slighter that this second edition is more like a new work. It contains substantial additions to all chapters, revising and expanding each by eight years. An additional chapter on New South Wales, an account of New Zealand, a narrative of Baudin's voyage on the Geographe and Naturaliste, the destruction of the ship Boyd and a description of the Fiji Islands all appear here for the first time.

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        Thuileur des trente-trois degrés de l'écossisme du rit ancien dit accepté EDITION ORIGINALE

      àParis: Chez Delaunay, 1813. Fine. Chez Delaunay, àParis 1813, in-8 (13x21cm), relié. - Very rare first edition, "This rare and sought work is one of the best thuileurs that exist ..." (Caillet, I, 2910). It is illustrated with a frontispiece title 14 plates and a large painting flyer.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Très rare édition originale, "Cet ouvrage rare et recherché est un des meilleurs thuileurs qui existent..." (Caillet, I, 2910). Elle est illustrée d'un titre frontispice 14 planches et d'un grand tableau dépliant. Reliure de l'époque en pleine basane blonde racinée, dos lisse richement orné de roulettes et filets dorés, ainsi que de ciboires dorés et d'étoiles dorées, initiales dorées "SP" en queue, roulette dorée sur les coupes et les coiffes, toutes tranches mouchetées. Mors frottés et deux coins très légèrement émoussés, sinon bel exemplaire.  

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        Observations on Popular Antiquities: Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our Vulgar Customs, Ceremonies and Superstitions (2 Vols)

      F.C. & J. Rivington, London 1813 - Large paper edition. Royal Quarto (10" x 12";). Bound in full polished calf with gilt triple bands. With the crest of the Earl of Minto to front of both volumes. Spine has 6 compartments with raised bands. Compartments are elaborately decorated in gilt. Titles gilt stamped to second compartment and volume numbers decoratively stamped to stylized dark brown leather label in third compartment. Dentelles to fore-edge. Marbled edges and endpapers. 486, 731 pages. Half titles to both volumes. John Brand (1744–1806), secretary of the Society of Antiquaries, first published his widely popular Observations on Popular Antiquities in 1777. This fascinating two-volume almanac of British superstitions and customs was in fact a heavily revised and annotated version of Henry Bourne's Antiquitates vulgares, or Antiquities of the Common People (1725). Beginning with New Year's Eve, Volume 1 describes the origins and practices of British calendar festivals including religious holidays, saints' days, seasonal celebrations such as May Day and the Summer Solstice, and obscurer festivities such as the Feast of Sheep Shearing. There is also a wealth of information on witches and witchcraft, demonology and devils, and related folklore and superstitions. Following the success of the book's initial reception, Brand continued to research English folklore with the intention of publishing fuller information. This two-volume version, published posthumously in 1813, was edited and expanded by Sir Henry Ellis, Keeper of Manuscripts at the British Museum, and further revisions also appeared in 1841 and 1870. Brand's book is regarded as the foundation for folklore studies in England. Light rubbing to both volumes and some edge wear along spine ends and extremities. Front hinge of volume one professionally reinforced with matching marbled paper. Some very tiny corner bumps. All in all this large and heavy set is in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essay on the Military Policy and Institutions of the British Empire.

      "Printed for T. Egerton, Military Library, Whitehall 1813 - Fourth Edition. Octavo. 5"x8". Re-bound in polished calfskin with raised bands on the spine and elegant gold gilt stamping of the spine, front, and back boards. SIGNED by the author on the presentation bookplate of the United Service Club, which has been removed from the original front paste down and placed neatly on the modern front paste down. The rare signature has been substantiated. Both front and back boards are disattached. Shows wear commensurate with age including some cracking and chipping of the leather, some ink markings, otherwise the text is very clean and bright and is soundly attached to the spine. As pictured. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [CONSECUTIVE RUN OF MISSOURI TERRITORIAL LAWS FOR THE FIRST SIX GENERAL ASSEMBLIES, 1813 - 1818]

      St. Louis. 1813-1818.. Six volumes, publication details and pagination provided in the listing below. Octavo. Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, leather labels. 19th century bookseller's stamp and ownership inscription to each titlepage, minor foxing, some toning and tanning, occasional very minor ink marginalia. A very good set. A significant run of six very early Missouri Territory general assemblies, all preceding statehood and very rare. All of these titles were printed by Joseph Charless, editor, printer, and publisher of the MISSOURI GAZETTE, and official printer of the Missouri Territory. "His official position as the Missouri territorial printer supplied Charless' press with a considerable amount of work through the years. In addition to small job tasks which he was from time to time called upon to perform, he had also the responsibility annually of publishing the laws enacted during the previous session of the territorial legislature" - Kaser. A complete listing of the imprints is as follows: 1) ACTS PASSED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OF THE TERRITORY OF MISSOURI; IN JULY AND AUGUST, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN. St. Louis: Joseph Charless, 1813. 95,[1]pp. AII (MISSOURI) 7. 2) ACTS PASSED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OF THE TERRITORY OF MISSOURI; IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN AND FOURTEEN. St. Louis: Joseph Charless, 1814. 108,[1]pp. AII (MISSOURI) 8. 3) ACTS PASSED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OF THE TERRITORY OF MISSOURI; IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN AND FIFTEEN. St. Louis: Joseph Charless, 1815. 164,ii pp. AII (MISSOURI) 9. 4) ACTS PASSED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OF THE TERRITORY OF MISSOURI; IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN AND SIXTEEN. St. Louis: Joseph Charless, 1816. 143,[2]pp. AII (MISSOURI) 11. 5) ACTS PASSED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OF THE TERRITORY OF MISSOURI; IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN AND SEVENTEEN. St. Louis: Joseph Charless, 1817. 140,[3]pp. AII (MISSOURI) 16. 6) ACTS PASSED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OF THE TERRITORY OF MISSOURI; IN OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN. St. Louis: Joseph Charless, 1819. 160,iii pp. Titlepage supplied in photographic facsimile. Untrimmed. AII (MISSOURI) 22. This important assemblage provides a wealth of information about the TransMississippi frontier during the territorial period. All of the imprints are of considerable rarity. AII (MISSOURI) 7, 8, 9, 11, 16, 22. David Kaser, PRINTER IN THE WESTERN COUNTRY (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, [1963]) p.123.

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        [Autograph Letter, Signed, Written to Joshua Hatheway at Rome, N.Y. By General Jacob Brown Describing the Attack on Sackets Harbor]

      1813. 1pp. Folio. Old fold lines. Some separation at folds; one tear closed with archival tape. Lightly soiled. Docketed on verso. Good. A dramatic battlefield letter from the Battle of Sackets Harbor, a key action in the War of 1812 An eyewitness account of the second battle of Sackett's Harbor, on the shores of Lake Ontario, written by the commander of the American forces there, Gen. Jacob Brown, to his friend Joshua Hatheway, Quartermaster General and formerly the commander of the defenses at Sackets Harbor. The town, situated near the entrance to the St. Lawrence River at the far eastern end of Lake Ontario and opposite the Canadian town of Kingston, was a vital defensive point for the Americans, challenging British control of the St. Lawrence and the lake, and preventing a British thrust into New York State. If either side could control both sides of the entrace to the St. Lawrence, they could control the Upper Great Lakes.Taking advantage of the American action against York, which drew troops away to the western end of the Lake, the British decided to strike. On the 28th of May, 1813, the British Great Lakes squadron under the command of James Yeo appeared off Sackets Harbor, carrying troops under the command of the Governor-General, Lieut. General George Prevost. Having been forewarned by several men who escaped the Battle of Henderson Bay the previous day, the Americans had some time to reinforce their defenses before the British could attack. The British landed on the 28th, but launched their main attack the next morning. They easily routed the American militia, but the regulars under Brown were able to fight off repeated attacks on their fortifications. Prevost, fearing the arrival of more American troops, ordered a retreat which nearly became a rout. Brown was the hero of the day, and was later rewarded with a comission as brigader general. He must have immediately written this letter describing the action:"Dr. Sir, I received an order some days since from Genl Dearborn to take comm. at this Post. Comd. Chauncey is up the lake. We were this morning attacked as day dawned by Sir George Prevost in person who made good his landing with at least a thousand picked men. Sir James Yeo commanded the fleet after loosing some distinguished officers and of course some gallant men. Our loss is very severe as to the quality of those who have fallen. The enemy left many of their wounded on the Field - but I have no doubt carried off many more. We shall probably be again attacked as Sir George must feel very sore. All I can say is, whatever may be the result we will not be disgraced."A superb battlefield letter reporting on one of the most significant military actions of the War of 1812.

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        Description Routière et Géographique de L'Empire Français Divisé en Quatre Régions + Itinéraire Descriptif ou Description Routière Géographique Historique et Pittoresque de La France et de L'Italie

      Paris: Chez Potey. G: in Good condition without dust jackets as issued. Boards rubbed and bumped. Outer joint of upper board of volume 2 partly cracked. Water staining to top part of the contents of volume 4 and fore edge of volume 3. Heraldic bookplate of John Markham on paste-downs. Scattered light browning but the bulk of text and plates predominately clean and in G+ condition. 1813-1823. [First Edition]. Leather cover. 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 1402pp; 2094pp. 11 engraved fold out coloured maps. Six Volume Set. Bound together by previous owner under uniform title of Description Routière de La France . .

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