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        Pedestrianism; or an account of the celebrated performances of celebrated pedestrians during the last and present century; with a full narrative of Captain Barclay's public and private marches; and an essay on training

      Aberdeen: D. Chalmers and co., 1813., 1813. Inscribed First Edition. Octavo, pp.viii, 286. Bound in full tan calf, gilt and blind ruling to boards, with raised bands and black title label to rebacked spine; all edges marbled, marbled endpapers, gilt dentelles, gilt to board edges. With newspaper obituary insert. Binding shows well, worn to extremities, Internally clean with some minor foxing, light offset to title from frontispiece. Author's inscription, "To Alex Mitchell Esq, with the author's compliments" appears to first blank leaf of textblock. Walter Thom, who also wrote a history of Aberdeen and made contributions to various works of topography, was the father of Alexander Thom, founder of Thom's Irish Almanac and Official Directory. Lovesey, Macnab and Huxtable suggest in "An Athletics Compendium" that this is probably the first book on competitive athletics - indeed, they argue that "Barclay's training methods were to influence athletics training for over a century". The book includes accounts of Barclay's various walking matches and wagers concerning walking matches. Apparently the sport was vigourously contested, as the book includes a ranking of walking races in the 18th and 19th centuries. One notable wager concerned walking a thousand miles in a thousand hours for a thousand guineas. Barclay's advice on training, diet, and dress all exercise a certain fascination, beyond mere curiosity at what came before treadmills, goji berries and lycra. Peter Lovesey, Tom MacNab, Andrew Huxtable, "An Athletics Compendium: A Guide to the Literature of Track and Field".

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      Published by A.K. Newman and Co., 1813. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Good condition with no wrapper. Printed at the Minerva Press. Plain brown boards. 240 pages, edges untrimmed. Pull-out b/w frontis of The Empress of Russia's Travelling Equipage. Covers are worn with some chipping of surface paper. Joints cracked but binding still tight. Name in ink to top margin of title-page. Preliminary pages are grubby, there is some foxing to the contents. Considering the age of the book the contents are reasonably clean. This is a decent copy of a very scarce item. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Hagadah shel Pesach Keminhag Sephardim. Orden de la Agada de Pesah, En Hebraico y Español. Segun Uzan los Judios, Espanoles y Portuguezes, Traducido del Hebraico y Caldeo.

      L. Alexander, London 1813 - Early or original leather binding, rebacked. Yudlov 544. Yaari 381. London. 1813 C.E. Yudlov calls for 7 illustrations & 5 maps. While this copy lacks 1 illustration, the High Priest frontispiece, laid in here in facsimile, it has maps not found in other copies: 6. A Map of Canaan, adaped to the Books of Samuel. Published August 11, 1808 by by C. Taylor . . . London. 7. A Map of Canaan, adapted from the Book of Judges. Published August 1, 1808 by C. Taylor . . . London 8. Travels of Israel in the Wilderness. Published August 1, 1808 by C. Taylor . . . London 9. A Map of Canaan for General Purposes. T. Conde delin. et sculpt. Blank facing title page has handwritten insriptions: Judah Y. Benzague Mary Maltaram de [?Inalroey?] Some browning and stains. Leaves: [2], 19. "This, the only Spanish translation of the Haggadah to be printed in London, is also an example of the survival into the 19th century of the Spanish language among the Sephardic Jews of England" (Yerushalmi 85). The illustrations depict biblical scenes, and the maps detail the terrain of the Middle East. Yerushalmi, plate 85. 4to. In Hebrew and Spanish. The haggadah includes a dedication in Spanish to Senor Don A. Cardoze. Prepared for Spanish & Portuguese Jews by Jacob Meldula of Amsterdam. Hebrew and Spanish on facing pages. This Spanish issue is an augmented edition of Alexander¿s London Hagadah of 1806. It is the First Hagadah with Spanish Translation Printed in London. Cecil Roth, "Printed Illustrated Haggadot," Areshet (3):1961, p 26. In addition to the accessibility afforded by a Spanish translation, the numerous engraved plates and folding maps made this an extremely handsome and highly desired volume among contemporary Jews of Sephardic origin in early nineteenth century England. Although based on the earlier English-language London Haggadah of 1806, also printed by Levi Alexander, this augmented edition included several innovations including an engraved plate depicting the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Their Iberian origins notwithstanding, the Jews of England sought to demonstrate their integration into British society as expressed in the dedication of this Haggadah to an outstanding British patriot, Aaron Nunez Cardozo. A Jewish merchant of Sephardic origin, Cardozo was probably English-born but later settled in Gibraltar and became an important local hero. In 1798, when he was instrumental in uncovering the conspiracy to betray the fortress to the French, Cardozo was publicly thanked for his services before a parade of the garrison. During the Napoleonic Wars, he used his good offices to keep Gibraltar supplied with water and provisions and before the battle of Trafalgar (1805), he undertook a similar mission on behalf of Lord Nelson. The dedicatory inscription adds to his list of plaudits the "promotion and encouragement of education among the young." Additional scans available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sense and Sensibility: A Novel

      London: T. Egerton, 1813. Three volumes complete - Volume One - [4], 306pp; Volume Two - [4], 278pp and Volume Three - [4], 294pp. Contemporary half calf and marbled paper over boards, smooth backs divided into five panels, title label to second panel, contrasting volume label to fourth, remaining panels with central flower head device in gilt. Volume one rebacked with original spine laid on, spines slightly faded, rubbed, corners bumped and worn. Light foxing and browning throughout, half-titles present though without terminal blanks. Gilson A2. Second Edition. Half Calf and Boards. Good. 12mo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis

      In - 12 (163 x 109 mm), XXVIII - 390 pp., maroquin rouge à grain long, dos lisse richement orné, filets et dentelle entourant les plats, motifs en éventail aux angles, filet de coupes, dentelle intérieure, doublure et garde de soie violette, signet de soie assorti, tranches dorées (reliure signée Bozérian). Orné d'un portrait de Virgile par Saint - Aubin, d'une vignette de titre, de bandeaux et d'une carte repliée. Contient une Vie de Virgile en latin en début d'ouvrage (Virgilii Vita, XXVIII pp.). Ex - dono manuscrits sur un feuillet blanc datés de 1813 et 1851. (quelques rares traces, frottements sur les coiffes et les coins, les pages XI à XVI sont en double, petite déchirure dans le haut de la p. 5, et dans le bas des p. 133, 193, 269 et 305, réparation dans la marge inférieure p. 85, piqûres sur les tranches, rousseurs). / / Twelvemo (163 x 109 mm), XXVIII - 390 p., long - grained red morocco, smooth spine richly tooled, fillets and dentelle border on covers with fan - shape tooling on corners, fillet on turns - in, dentelle inside, purple silk linings and end - papers, assorted silk bookmark, gilt edges (binding signed Bozerian). Illustrated with a portrait of Virgile by Saint - Aubin, a vignette on title, engraved headings, and a folding map. Contains a life of Virgile in latin at the beginning (Virgilii Vita, XXVIII pp.). Handwritten dedication on a blank leaf, dated 1813 and 1851. (some rare stains, rubbings on top and bottom of spine, and on corners, pages XI - XVI in double, small tear on top of p. 5, and on bottom of p. 133, 193, 269 and 305, restoration in bottom margin p. 85, spots on edges, brownings).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Henri Picard & Fils]
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        Die höhere Rechenkunst und ebene und sphärische Trigonometrie für die Oberlandmesser des Großherzogthums Berg.

      Schreiner, Düsseldorf 1813 - XXII, 4 n.n. Blätter ( Inhaltsverzeichnis ), 574 Seiten, 9 n.n. Blätter ( Tafel der natürlichen Logarithmen aller Zahlen von 1300 bis 2900 sowie 1 Blatt Verbesserungen ). Mit 8 Kupfertafeln und 9 in den Text gedruckten Holzschnitten. Pappband der Zeit, 8°. Inhalt: Anfangsgründe der höheren Rechenkunst - Die ebene Trigonometrie - Anwendung der Trigonometrie: Von den Instrumenten des Trigonometers / Arbeiten des Trigonometers - Schallmessungen. Die acht Kupfertafeln zeigen: Zeichnung arithmetischer Reihen höherer Ordnung - logarithmische Linien - Figur zur ebenen Trigonometrie - Figur zur sphärischen Trigonometrie - Figuren die bei der Berechnung der Kugeldreiecke gebraucht werden - Figuren zur Theorie des Spiegelsextanten, zum Centriren und zum Reduciren der Winkel - verschiedene Werkzeuge, welche Tobias Meyer angegeben um die die Winkel mit Wiederholung zu messen - Abbildung des Spiegelsextanten und des Spiegelkreises. Einband berieben und etwas bestoßen. Die marmorierten Bezugspapiere mit Fehlstellen am Rücken. Innen Vorsatz mit Eckabschnitt, Besitzvermerk. Gelegentlich leicht stock- und braunfleckig sowie leicht fingerfleckig.Einige Seiten leicht eselsohrig. Die Kupfertafeln mit Randläsionen sowie meist etwas stärker stock- bzw.braunfleckig sowie mit kleinem Wasserfleck, Tafel 3 eingerissen. Insgesamt recht gut erhaltenes Exemplar dieser seltenen Anweisung zur Vermessung auch unter Verwendung von Sextanten. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        The Peerage of Scotland: Containing An Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom, From Their Origin to the Present Generation 2 Volume set

      Edinburgh: Constable & Co. G+ : in Good condition plus with marbled eps. Rebacked. Cover rubbed with edge wear. Contents firm. Some light scattered foxing; age toning and offsetting. Heraldic book-plate on paste-downs. 1813. Second Edition. Contemporary calf gilt. 390mm x 250mm (15" x 10"). 759pp, xiv, + plates;752pp, xiii, + plates. 17 engraved plates. Heraldic book-plate of Beauport 'Deo et Principe.'. .

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        The Peerage of Scotland

      Printed by G. Ramsay for Constab - 1813. 2nd ed. revised and corrected, with a continuation to the present period, by John Philip Wood . 2 volumes complete, fine copies in publishers calf, folio, marbled end papers, gold gilt edges to the pages, raised bands and very strong bindings.A very nice set. . . . . . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kennys Bookshop and Art Galleries Ltd.]
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        A Narrative of the Campaign in Russia, during the year 1812

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown,, [1813]. Quarto (278 × 212 mm). Contemporary half russia, gilt banded spine, marbled sides. Stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece of Kutuzov by Hopwood, 2 large folding maps (French advance and retreat from Moscow). Hinges split but sound, sides a little rubbed, otherwise a good wide-margined copy complete with half-title. First edition; uncommon: Copac lists 5 copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (British Library, Oxford, Aberdeen, Cambridge, V&A). "Porter was well placed to observe the campaign. He was historical painter by appointment to the Tsar and married a Russian princess during 1812" (Sandler). Lowndes considered that "the chief value of this book consists in its official documents" and it was reprinted seven times. From the library of General the Honourable Robert Taylor (1760-1839), with his armorial bookplate on the front pastedown and gilt monogram in the head compartment of the spine. Taylor served with the 5th Dragoons, largely in Ireland but also in Flanders and Germany during the French Revolutionary Wars; he was also a member of the Royal Asiatic Society. A fine Napoleonic era provenance.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Peerage of Scotland: Containing An Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom, From Their Origin to the Present Generation. 2 Volume set

      Edinburgh: Constable & Co. G+ : in Good condition plus with marbled eps. Rebacked. Cover rubbed with edge wear. Contents firm. Some light scattered foxing; age toning and offsetting. Heraldic book-plate on paste-downs. 1813. Second Edition. Contemporary calf gilt. 390mm x 250mm (15" x 10"). 759pp, xiv, + plates;752pp, xiii, + plates. 17 engraved plates. Heraldic book-plate of Beauport 'Deo et Principe.'. .

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

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

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        Spanien. Nach eigener Ansicht im Jahr 1808 und nach unbekannten Quellen bis auf die neueste Zeit. 4 Bände (komplett).

      Frankfurt am Main, Varrentrapp und Sohn, 1813.. 8°. 19 cm. IV, 1392 Seiten. Neuere Halblederbände mit einfachen Papier-Rückenschildchen.. 1. Auflage. Blätter durchgehend mit schwachem Wasserrand, meist im unteren Bereich außerhalb des Textes. Gute Exemplare.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Handbuch der Mineralogie. 3 Teile in einem Band.

      Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 1813. XVI, 1158 S. Kl.-8°. Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild.. Einband stärker beschabt, Ecken u. Kanten bestoßen. Besitzvermerk "T.M. Huber Gotting. 1825" auf Vorsatz. Im Text zahlr. teils längere saubere Anm. u. Ergänzungen in deutscher Schrift. - Eines der Hauptwerke des bedeutenden Geologen Hausmann (1782-1859).. "Der Veteran unter den heutigen Mineralogen hat den Reichtum seiner Erfahrungen in seinem Handbuch auf eine interessante Weise niedergelegt..." (Quenstedt, HB d. Mineralogie 1855, S. 7, zur 2. Aufl.). Erstausgabe. Zischka 276. Poggendorff I, 1035. Selten.

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        Engravings: [School of the soldier, School of the company, School of the platoon, School of the battalion, War of 1812 Military Drills

      [NY]: NP, 1813. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+. RARE WAR OF 1812 PERIOD AMERICAN MILITARY MANUALcirca 1813. Presumed 1st edition. Title from type-written sheet found inside at front of book. 41 engraved plates. First edition, in very good+ condition, with new leather spine and corners preserving original boards and endpapers.The volume consists of 41 engraved plates [numbered 1 to 40, butincluding no. 35(1) and 35(2), for a total of 41], without any title page or text (none were ever included, as far as we can determine). While the plates are bound together, it is not clear if they were originally issued in book form. Very good+ condition. This copy belonged to a D. Hale, with his signature on the front free endpaper.The plates, sixteen of which are folded, show U.S. infantrymen performing military drills. Each bears a caption heading, in this order: I - Regiment Formed in the Habitual Order of Battle (Stout's name is printed in the plate ); II-VI - School of the Soldier; VII - 8 - School of the Company; IX - School of the Platoon; 10 - XXVI - School of the Battalion; XXVII - XL - Evolutions of the Line.While the plates are not dated, a study of the uniforms depicted indicates a date of approximately 1813. Since Stout was a New York City engraver at the probable date of publication, we assume the place of publication was New York.Rare. Only five copies we could locate at USA institutions.Not in Shaw and Shoemaker.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
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        Engraved Document signed ("Napoleone") as King of the Two Sicilies, breveting an infantryman in the Genoese regiment

      Naples, 1813. Engraved royal arms of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. One page. Folio. Slightly faded and soiled. Matted and framed. Handsome document signed by the gallant and flamboyant brother-in-law of Napoleon. Murat was one of Napoleon's boldest marshals, who played a prominent role in each of the major campaigns; nonetheless, at the time this document was signed, Murat was negotiating with the Allies and eventually agreed to provide troops to fight against France in exchange for a guarantee of his throne and possessions. Ultimately, however, after Waterloo, he was captured by the Allies, executed, and shot. It is said that as he faced the firing squad, he shouted: "Soldiers, do your duty! Straight to the heart - but spare the face. Fire!""Murat was one of the most colorful figures of his time. His military talents on the battlefield, at the head of the cavalry, were considerable, but his rash initiatives robbed him of any chance of earning repute as a strategist. A vain and rather brainless man, given to devising splendid uniforms, he had many enemies among the marshalate, but was greatly admired by the rank and file for his dash and undoubted charisma ?" (Chandler, DICTIONARY OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS, pp. 294-296).

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        PLANS DE PARIS AVEC DETAILS ET SES NOUVEAUX EMBELLISSEMENTS / Détail et abrégé historique sur la fondation et les accroissements de Paris ou Lutece - Article supplementaire proposé pour les embellissements de Paris - Ponts de Paris - Precis historique.

      DEMORAINE ET DEBRAY 1813 - R320068957: 8 + (2) + 8 + 8 + 8 + 8 + 8 + 4 plans depliants couleur en fin de volume dont plan de banlieu de Paris. TRaces legères de mouillures sans conséquence sur la lecture / 6 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES dont les plans. NOTA: Ce plan s'étend au-delà des limites fixées depuis le règne de Napoléon 1er et divers embranchements des canaux de l'Ourcq et de l'Yvette, avec bassins pour ports et gares, y sont cotés et figurés par M. B.-A.-H, Accompagné de : 1°) 1er et 2ème plans de cette ville en 56 avant J.C., 2° et 3°) 3 tableaux servant au renvoi des limites et d'indication des monuments, joint au plan de la banlieue, 4°) un plan des canaux de l'Ourcq à Paris, de Paris à l'Oise, de St Maur à Gravelle, 5°) un plan et description de la scie mécanique, 6°) un plan des nouveaux ponts de Paris. /// Détail et abrégé historique sur la fondation et les accroissements de Paris ou Lutece - Article supplementaire proposé pour les embellissements de Paris - Ponts de Paris - Precis historique et general des canaux de navigation - Canaux des environs de Paris - Note particuliere sur le canal de l'Ourcq a Paris - Plan et description de scie mecanique - Pont de la cité In-4 Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Mouillures Classification Dewey : 90-Livres rares [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America, and Other Parts of the World. by David Benedict ...[Complete in 2 Volumes]

      Boston: Printed By Lincoln & Edmands, No. 53, Cornhill, For The Author, 1813, Hardback, First EditionMinor institutional marks to the title. Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 0 pages; Description: 2 v. 23 cm. Subjects: Baptists--History. Baptists--United States.

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        Poetical Sketches of Scarborough: Illustrated by Twenty-One Engravings of Humorous SubjectsÉ

      London: Printed for R. Ackerman, 1813. Twenty-one hand-colored engraved plates after J. Green, by Thomas Rowlandson. [4], xv, [i], 215 pp. 8vo. Pretty tan polished calf, spine gilt extra, a.e.g., by Tout.

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        Poetical Sketches of Scarborough: Illustrated by Twenty-One Engravings of Humorous Subjects?

      R. Ackermann, London 1813 - According to the Advertisement, "The originals of the plates?were sketches made as souvenirs of the place during a visit to Scarborough, 1812. They were not intended for publication, but being found to interest many persons of taste, several of whom expressed a desire to possess engravings of them, and some gentlemen having offered to add metrical illustrations to each the present for of publication has been adopted?" The poems are by Combe, Papworth, et. al. This edition contains all the plates of the first, with a Dedication, Contents, and the initials of the authors added. Handsomely bound in full dark blue morocco, panelled spine gilt, a.e.g., by Riviere, slight rubbing to extremities, else fine and attractive Twenty-one hand-colored engraved plates after J. Green, by Thomas Rowlandson. 1 vols. 8vo

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        Marketenderszene in einem Zeltlager mit feiernden Soldaten aus der Zeit der Freiheitskriege 1813-1815.

      - Pinsel in Grau, grau laviert und mit Deckweiß gehöht, mit mehreren schwarzen Tuschlinien umrandet, auf grauem Zeichenkarton, links unten innerhalb der Darstellung monogrammiert „DM" (ligiert). Darstellungsgröße 22,5:31,8 cm, Blattgröße 29,7:39 cm. Monten war seit 1821 Schüler der Düsseldorfer Akademie und von P. von Hess (1792-1871) in München, arbeitete in Düsseldorf, München, dann Österreich, Sachsen, Preußen, Holland und Italien. Er spezialisierte sich auf die Schlachten- und Militärmalerei. Große Bekanntheit erlangte sein Gemälde „Finis Poloniae (Abschied der Polen vom Vaterlande) 1831", das den Abschied polnischer Offiziere von der Heimat nach der gescheiterten Revolution gegen die zaristische Fremdherrschaft darstellt.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        An Interesting Account of the Voyages and Travels of Captains Lewis and Clarke, in the years 1804-5 & 6 : giving a faithful description of the River Missouri and its source-of various Tribes of Indians through which they passed ... to which is added a complete Dictionary of the Indian Tongue

      Baltimore: Printed and Published by P. Mauro, No. 10, North Howard St, 1813. Reprint of 1812 edition. 2 frontispieces of Lewis and Clark, "The Bear Pursuing His Assailant", "A View of the Washita", "An Indian destined to Death". xi, [i], [13]-266 pp. 1 vols. 16mo. Contemporary sheep, rebacked to period syle with black lettering piece. Endsheets with numerous ink signatures (some faded), verso of portrait Clark with old notes, small ink signature in margin of portrait of Lewis, some browning and spotting of text block. This copy has 2 portraits and three plates, as called for by Wagner-Camp; whereas Howes calls for 4 plates, noting that some copies have only 3.

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        Sketches of the Country, Character, and Costume, in Portugal and Spain, made during the campaign and on the route of the British Army in 1808 and 1809, 1812 [text watermarked 1809-10, plates watermarked 1815-16]; [Bound with:] Sketches of the Military Costume in Spain and Portugal With 13 plates intended as a supplement with [Suppement, 24pp :] Chronological and Historical and Chronological of the Memorable Events of the War in Portugal and Spain

      London: Printed for John Booth, Duke Street, Portland Square by Howlett and Brimmer, Frith Street, Soho Sqaure, 1813. First edition. 54 hand-colored aquatint views and costumes, and 13 of military costumes by J. Clark after Bradford. Titles and text in French and English. 54 plates with 16 watermarks. Folio (14 x 10-3/4 inches). Full contemporary red morocco, covers with wide gilt-rolled borders, gilt decorated spines, all edges gilt. Joints slightly worn, else fine. Bookplate. FIRST ENGLISH BOOK ON SPAIN AND PORTUGAL ILLUSTRATED BY AQUATINTS.

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        Vermutl. Ruine Rotberg, Kanton Solothurn, Schweiz.

      . Ölskizze, über Bleistift, auf braun grundiertem Papier. 14,8:20 cm. In den Ecken und am Oberrand Mitte kleine Nagellöchlein. Rand links minimale Einrisse und Quetschfalten. Verso am Oberrand Reste alter Verklebung. Provenienz: Nachlaß des Künstlers; Sammlung Fräulein Marti, Bern. Im zeitlichen Kontext gesehen modern anmutende Landschaftsstudie, die durch eine dynamisch-bewegte Pinselführung im Kontrast zum breiten flächigen Strich der Häuser gekennzeichnet ist.. Der Landschaftsmaler und Lithograph Samuel Frey, Vater des bekannten Landschaftsmalers Johann Jacob Frey (1813-1865), wurde in Basel von C. von Mechel (1737-1817), in Konstanz von J.J. Biedermann (1763-1839) und in Bern von G. Lory I (1763-1840) unterrichtet. In der Funktion eines Zeichenlehrers und Erziehers bereiste er mit der Familie des französischen Staatsmannes Voyer d'Argenson Frankreich und Belgien. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Basel 1810 war er Zeichenlehrer in Basel und auch als Landschaftsmaler und Lithograph tätig. Studienreisen unternahm er hauptsächlich innerhalb der Schweiz.

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        An Interesting Account of the Voyages and Travels of Captains Lewis and Clarke, in the years 1804-5 & 6 : giving a faithful description of the River Missouri and its source-of various Tribes of Indians through which they passed ... to which is added a complete Dictionary of the Indian Tongue

      Baltimore: Printed and Published by P. Mauro, No. 10, North Howard St, 1813. Reprint of 1812 edition. 2 frontispieces of Lewis and Clark, "The Bear Pursuing His Assailant", "A View of the Washita", "An Indian destined to Death". xi, [i], [13]-266 pp. 1 vols. 16mo. Contemporary sheep, rebacked to period syle with black lettering piece. Endsheets with numerous ink signatures (some faded), verso of portrait Clark with old notes, small ink signature in margin of portrait of Lewis, some browning and spotting of text block. This copy has 2 portraits and three plates, as called for by Wagner-Camp; whereas Howes calls for 4 plates, noting that some copies have only 3.

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        Die specielle Therapie nach den hinterlassenen Papieren des verstrobenen Aug. Gottlieb Richter, hrsg. v. Georg Aug. Richter. 8 + 1 Register Band.

      . Berlin, In der Friedrich Nicolaischen Bhdlg., 1813-1821, 8°, (2), XX, (4); 692, (2); (6), 778, (2); XIV, 778, (2); VIII, 824, (2); (6), 826, (2); (6), 823, (3); (4), VIII, 798, (2); XIV, 857, (1); (3), 301, (1) pp., 9 Pappbände der Zeit.. Feines Exempar aus dem Vorbesitz von Ernst August Ludwig Bloedau (1764-1841) der vollständigen ersten Auflage des Hauptwerkes: Bd. 1-2: Die acuten Krankheiten; 3-8: Die chronischen Krankheiten; 9: Reg.; jedoch ohne die von Richters Sohn für die späteren Auflagen verfassten und noch bis 1836 (!) erschienen Supplement-Bände "Die neuesten Entdeckungen, Erfahrungen u. Ansichten in d. pract. Heilkunde". - - Der wissenschaftliche Nachlass, das therapeutischen Vermächtnis des großen Göttinger Chirurgen und Arztes August Gottlieb Richter /1742-1812), der "Vater der deutschen Wundärzte" (G.J. Beer) und "Vater der deutschen Augenheilkunde" (C.J.M. Langenbeck). - - Professor der Medizin in Göttingen, Leibarzt und Hofrath. Sein Hauptverdienst ist die Wiedervereinigung der Medizin mit der Chirurgie. er war ein erklärter Gegner der damals in Deutschland eingerissenen Operationsmanie, führte die Chirurgie zur Einfachheit zurück und beschränkte die Anzahl der chirurgischen Instrumente auf das Wesentliche. Seine Veröffentlichungen im Bereiche der Chirurgie und Augenheilkunde haben seinen Namen in der Wissenschaft unsterblich gemacht. - - Erst unter Richters segenreichem Wirken auf dem Gebiete der Chirurgie und Augenheilkunde wurde Göttingen zu einem international berühmten Zentrum der Medizin. - - "Mit zunehmendem Alter und der Einschränkung seiner lehrenden und ärztlichen Thätigkeit zog sich Richter mehr von der Chirurgie zurück; er behielt hauptsächlich nur die medicinischen Vorlesungen bei, las nicht in jedem Semester über Chirurgie und nur selten über Augenheilkunde; die früher von ihm gehaltenen Vorlesungen wurden von seinen Schülern und jüngeren Collegen Arnemann, Wardenburg, Himly, K. J. M. Langenbeck übernommen. Er fand jetzt auch Muße, Reisen zu machen; so 1786 eine halbjährige Reise nach der Schweiz und nach Frankreich, 1802 nach Wien. Nach seinen bisher fast ausschließlich der Chirurgie und Ophthalmologie gewidmeten Publicationen finden sich dann auch in der spätern Zeit: "Medicinische und chirurgische Bemerkungen, vorzüglich im öffentlichen akademischen Hospitale gesammelt" Bd. 1, 1793; ein 2. Band derselben erschien erst nach seinem Tode, von seinem Sohne Georg August Richter 1813 herausgegeben. Letzterer (geb. 1778-1832 zu Königsberg, als Professor der Medicin) gab aus den hinterlassenen Papieren des Vaters auch noch "Die specielle Therapie" 12 Bde. 1813-1836 (die beiden ersten Bände ins Lateinische von Fr. G. Wallroth 1818-20 übersetzt; ein Auszug aus dem großen Werke in 4 Bdn. 1822-24) heraus, indessen sind in diesem Werke so erhebliche Zusätze des Sohnes, die als solche nicht kenntlich gemacht sind, enthalten, daß dasselbe nicht als das alleinige Werk des Vaters bezeichnet werden kann." E. Gurlt, ADB XXVIII, pp. 447-451.

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        The Plays of William Shakespeare in Twenty-One Volumes with The Corrections and Illustrations of Various Commentators

      London: J. Nichols and Son, et al. and printed by T. Davison, 1813. Sixth Edition. All twenty one volumes are in very good+ or better conditions bound in full light tan leather (calf) covered boards with gilt decorated raised bands on the spines, red and black leather labels in the compartments with decorative gilt tooling and embossed borders around the boards. The edges of the text blocks are marbled and the edges of the boards are tooled in gilt. The end sheets are all show light tanning at the outside edges due to offsetting of the leather. The spines are uniformly lightly tanned and only one title label (Vol. IV) is chipped by 1/4" at its lower right corner which has no impact on the gilt text stamping. Only four of the volumes show chipping at the heads of the spine none of which is deeper than 1/8". The complete title reads: The Plays of William Shakespeare In Twenty-One Volumes with The Corrections and Illustrations of Various Commentators. To which are added, notes, by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. Revised and Augmented by Isaac Reed, with a Glossarial Index. Volumes I through III contain the advertisements, An account of the Life of William Shakspeare (sic), Additional Anecdotes, Shakspeare's Will, preface of The Players and others, essays, poems, his works in chronological order, and an historical account of the English stage. Vol. IV contains Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Midsummer Night's Dream; Vol. V: Merry Wives of Windsor and Twelfth Night; Vol. VI: Much Ado About Nothing and Measure For Measure; Vol. VII: Love's Labour's Lost and Merchant of Venice; Vol. VIII: As You like It; Alls' Well That Ends Well: Vol. IX: Taming of the Shrew and Winter's Tale; Vol. X: Macbeth and King John; Vol. XI: King Richard II and King Henry IV Part 1; Vol. XII: King Henry IV, Part II and King Henry V.; Vol. XIII: King Henry VI Parts I and II; Vol. XIV: King Henry VI Part III and King Richard III; Vol. XV: King Henry VIII and Trolilus and Cressida; Vol. XVI: Coriolanus and Julius Caesar; Vol. XVII: Anthony and Cleopatra and King Lear; Vol. XVIII: Hamlet and Cymbeline; Vol. XIX: Timon of Athens and Othello; Vol. XX Romeo and Juliet and Comedy of Errors; and, Vol. XXI: Titus Andronicus and Pericles together with addenda and the glossarial index to all volumes. An exquisite early edition attractively bound. This set weighs approximately 34 pounds. Please contact Town's End Books for shipping quotes before ordering. (Ebisch & Schucking, p. 55)

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

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

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        The Eclogues of Virgil: With an English Translation and Notes

      London: Bensley, 1813. 270pp, thirty-seven hand coloured plates, [12]. Slightly later half-vellum and marbled paper over boards, smooth back, leather title label to spine, t.e.g. Vellum rubbed, especially to spine and front cover, rubbed to extremities, with small amount of loss to paper covering boards. Internally lightly browned, but generally quite clean and bright. Gift inscription to ffep to an Arthur Pomeroy from a Dr Steele (Dr Steele also apparently taught Oscar Wilde - See Frank Harris). The hand-coloured plates to rear, binding is by F. Cavenagh of Dublin (See Ramsden, page 230, though spelt differently and at a slightly different address, almost certainly the same binder). Moss II:724 (quoting a review from the Monthly Review). Both Pritzel and Nissen have other works by Martyn, but not this one. Reprint. Half Vellum and Boards. Good+. 4to.

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        Book of Dreams 1811 - 1812 - 1813.

      Printed by C. Richards [1813], [London] - Hardcover. Large octavo. 152pp. Beautiful half-leather craft binding by renowned London book-binder, Bernard C. Middleton. Half blue leather over marbled papered boards, raised bands & gilt titles & decorations on spine. A privately printed book which records the dreams experienced by a young woman, "A.B.", as told to G. Baldwin, along with his commentary. A.B. suffered "extreme deformity of body," and consequent pain, for which she received "magnetic treatment" daily from a magnetiser; "D." After the treatment began, the A.B. began to experience vivid dreams, 28 of which are recorded here, with interpretation by Baldwin. The dreams themselves appear to have been meticulously recorded, although there is little in them or the commentary that might be considered unseemly, the dreams have a ring of authenticity, and it is possible to see that in the context of the times, the text may have had a voyeuristic appeal to some. The book was privately circulated, with proceeds going to A.B., who was apparently quite impecunious. A neat handwritten note, perhaps by the editor, which is inserted under the publisher's name and address in the colophon reads: "Of whom the Books may be had for the benefit of the dreamer, an Orphan, at the option of the charitable and humane." The book is genuinely rare, and apparently overlooked in all the standard works on dreams and dream interpretation. Worldcat records only 8 copies. From the collection of Dr. M. H. Coleman, with his ex-libris seal blind-stamped on the front free endpaper. Page-edges browned, a diagonal strip has been torn from the top-corner of the title page, but it has been beautifully restored (presumably by Middleton - who quite literally 'wrote the book' on book restoration), contemporary owner's name at top of advertisement leaf, over all a lovely VG + copy of a truly rare work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Historical Library of Diodorus the Sicilian, in Fifteen Books. To which are added The Fragment sof Diodorus, and Those published by H. Valesius, I. Rhodomannus, and F. Ursinus. Translated by G. Booth, Esq.

      London: Printed by W. McDowelll.For J. Davis Military Chronicle Office. 1813 - 2 volumes. Large 8vo, 205 x 133 mms., pp. xiii [xiv blank], 677 [678 blank]; [ii], 695 [696 blank], contemporary calf, gilt spine, gilt border on covers; some slight wear to binding, end-papers slightly foxed, but a good to very good set with the Cairns armorial bookplate on the front paste-down end-paper of each volume. The bookplate suggests that it might have been in the library of Hugh McCalmont Cairns, first Earl Cairns (1819 - 1885), who was Lord Chancellor in Disraeli's administration. This translation cum edition was published by Booth (1635 - 1719) in 1700, by Awnsham and John Churchill, and it was reprinted in 1721. This 1813 edition seems to be a straightforward reprint of the one in 1721. His dates cannot be fixed with any exactitude, but he flourish in the 60 to 70 years BC. The manuscripts on which the early texts were based survive are found in European libraries, most particularly in Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice, and Paris, of which books 1 - 5 and 11 -20 survives. There were printings in 1476 (probably the editio princeps), 1496, 1508, 1518, 1520, etc. The first English translation, by "H. C. Gent," i. e. Henry Cogan, appeared in 1623. Diodorus described his World History as an "immense work," and wished to continue it to the moment when Caesar conquered Britain, but he doesn't quite get that far. "As a young man, Diodorus had seen how the entire Mediterranean world had been united by the Romans, with campaigns conducted by general Pompey the Great, who had pacified large parts of Hispania in the west and the entire east, where he had defeated the Cilician pirates, conquered large parts of Anatolia, added the remains of the once powerful Seleucid Empire to the Roman empire, an annexed Judaea as well" (Livius). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Select Views in Great Britain

      London: John and Josiah Boydell, 1813. Letterpress title, advertisement leaves in English and French with fifty-three copper engraved plates, (as called for), with English and French descriptions. Contemporary, full, straight-grain green morocco, wide flat bands, spine in five panels, title in gilt to second panel, remaining panels with volute corner pieces which join making up a frame, covers with wide Greek key style border, gilt roll to inner edges, a.e.g. Some rubbing to extremities, a few scrapes and dinks to covers, corners bumped. Internally some light browning and foxing throughout, some offsetting, though many plates are very clean and bright. Seemingly first issued in parts in the late eighteenth century, Oxford has a copy described as , presumably with six plates in each part, giving a total of forty-eight, this edition with an extra five plates, all of which were published in 1813. Usually found bound in landscape format, this copy bound in portrait, lacks the half-title found in some copies. Samuel Middiman (1750-1831) "was apprenticed in 1767 to William Byrne (1743-1805), an engraver who had studied with Aliamet and Wille in Paris, and who worked for Boydell in the later 1760s. Middiman is also said to have worked with Woollett and Bartolozzi. He exhibited at the Free Society of Artists in 1771 and showed drawings and prints with the Society of Artists from 1772 to 1777, giving addresses in St James's Square and then Wells Street, Oxford Road. In 1780-82 and 1795-7 he exhibited drawings and stained drawings at the academy, giving addresses in Margaret Street, Winchester Row, and Warren Place. On 5 April 1788 he married Martha Woodyer at St Pancras. Middiman produced three large plates and one smaller illustration for the Shakspeare Gallery. As a specialist landscape etcher his skills were much in demand, and he is said to have worked on many plates issued under the sole name of other engravers, for instance John Pye. He produced the fifty-three plates for Select Views in Great Britain (1814) and sixteen plates for Picturesque Castles and Abbeys in England and Wales (1807-11). About 1812 he gave up engraving and appears to have turned to landscape painting, exhibiting pictures at the British Institution in 1810-11 and again in 1824. He died on 20 December 1831 at Cirencester Place, Westbourne Park" (Oxford DNB). Upcott xxxiv. First Thus. Full Morocco. Good. Illus. by Middiman, S.. 4to.

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        The Art of Writing Reduced to a Plain and Easy System on a Plan Entirely New, in Seven Books

      Cambridge: Printed for the Author, 1813. Second edition. Engraved title page and portrait frontispiece, plus 10 engraved plates. xlviii, 68, [4] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original boards paper spine. Fine copy, with the bookplate of Essex Institute. Book I of Jenkin's work first appeared in Boston in 1791 as a small 32pp. pamphlet. It appears here in its greatly expanded form. The author's original plan to extend the set to seven volumes seems never to have materialized. Jenkins' system is an ingenious and radical departure from previous systems of instruction, and attempts to analyze the alphabet into 6 basic strokes of the pen.

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        Engravings from specimens of morbid parts. Fasciculus 1 (all published).

      Longman, London 1813 - Bell, Sir Charles (1774-1842). Engravings from specimens of morbid parts . . . urethra, vesica, ren, morbosa, et laesa. . . . [Fasciculus I-all published.] Folio. vii, 45pp. 12 plates after Bell, some engraved by him, others by Stewart. London: Longman . . . , 1813. 454 x 324 mm. Quarter morocco, marbled boards in period style. Faint offsetting from plates, but very good.First Edition. Probably the rarest of Bell's publications after his New Idea of the Anatomy of the Brain, and one of the finest publications on its subject, with life-size plates from Bell's drawings, many etched by Bell himself. Goldschmid (103) described the twelve plates as "of the very greatest accuracy." In 1811 Bell had published his Diseases of the Urethra and classified strictures of the urethra. He was one of the few nineteenth century surgeons to give precedence to pathology over complicated instruments in the treatment of strictures. Murphy 463-64. Gordon-Taylor 12. Hirsch. Not in Kiefer or the other catalogues we routinely consult. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Orden de la Agada de Pesah, en Hebraico y Espanol

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

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        Pride & Prejudice: A Novel

      London: for T. Egerton,, 1813. In three volumes. By the author of "Sense and Sensibility. 3 volumes, duodecimo (173 x 103 mm). Recent green half straight-grain morocco, smooth spines gilt in compartments, gilt-lettered direct, marbled boards, all edges gilt. Without half-titles. Light scuffs to top edges of text blocks, spotting to contents. An excellent set. First edition. Pride and Prejudice was written between October 1796 and August 1797 when Jane Austen was not yet 21, the same age, in fact, as her fictional heroine Elizabeth Bennet. After an early rejection by the publisher Cadell, Austen's novel was finally bought by Egerton in 1812 for £110. It was published in late January 1813 in a small edition of approximately 1,500 copies. Upon receiving her own copy on 27 January the author wrote: "I have got my own darling child from London". `

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        Travels in the Morea, Albania, and other Parts of the Ottoman Empire.

      Henry Colburn,, London: 1813 - Francois Pouqueville (1770 - 1839), was a French diplomat, physician and writer, who traveled with the scientific commission of Napoleon's expedition to Egypt in 1798. This is the account of his subsequent capture by Barbary pirates and captivity under the Pacha of Morea (the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece). He was held for a total of three years, first in Greece ("Tripolitza") and later Constantinople. Pouqueville learned Greek, later becoming Napoleon's general consul at the court of Ali Pasha of Ionnina. The Ali Pasha of Ionnina, whose name was Aslan, was known as "the Lion"; he was the Muslim Albanian ruler and Ottoman pasha of northern Greece and Macedonia. Pouqueville's written works helped establish the Philhellenic movement in Europe and contributed to the eventual liberation of Greece. Here Pouqueville covers a wide range of topics, including: his capture by pirates, Tripolitza, Arcadia, Laconia, Maina, Morean Greeks, the modern Greek language, Constantinople, the Seven Towers, the bagnio at Constantinople, the court at Constantinople, the Elysian Fields, and Albania.Translated from the French by Anne Plumptre (1760 - 1818), English translator and author, who supported Napoleon and who said she would welcome him to England as he would put an end to the aristocracy.Royal 4to, xii, folding map, 482pp, LACKS the frontispiece. Original cloth spine and paper boards. Original size uncut, a wide margin copy. Light general browning, at foredge otherwise very good condition. Needs a re-bind. OCLC: 5529421. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Influential Welshman in early Illinois history who led the movement which made Illinois a territory; served under George Rogers Clark and was associated with Moses Austin (father of Stephen) in many Illinois and Missouri mining operations. ALS, 1p, 7 3/4" X 9¼", St. Genevieve, IL, 1813 July 17. Addressed to Moses Austin (1761-1821). Very good. Minor even age toning. Choice content advising his frequent business partner "that I shall at the next Term of the Court of Common pleas to be holden in and for the County or District of St. Genevieve in the Missouri Territory apply and petition to the said Court to appoint Commissioners for dividing a Tract of land containing Seven thousand one hundred and fifty three arpents thirty two and 2/3 feet situate at the mine a Burton... between you and myself agreeably to our respective Rights and Titles... in pursuance of a Conveyance by you to me... date on or about the 24th Day of June 1807...." Austin had moved from Virginia to Missouri in 1798 and reopened the Mine at Burton, and this provocative document -- which predates the collapse of Austin's fortune in the depression of 1819 but foreshadows it -- suggests an unamicable split between he and Jones. This intriguing document is enhanced further by a docket on the verso by HENRY DODGE (1782-1867), the Wisconsin soldier and pioneer. Raised in the St. Genevieve area, Dodge served as sheriff for the district. Here he notes: "delivered a Copy of the within notice to one Moses Austin on the 19th of July 1813. H Dodge." A superb and attractive piece chronicling an important financial transaction.

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        Almanach Impérial, pour l'année m dccc xiii, présente a s m l'Empereur et Roi

      Paris: Chez Testu et Cie, 1813. First edition. 778 [i.e., 978] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full contemporary crimson straight grain morocco, elaborately gilt extra, spine decorated with bee and predator bird devices, boards stamped with gilt crest device (including Papal cross and a coat of arms), gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g.. Two bookplates on front pastedown, scattered foxing, early ink memoranda on recto of rear free endsheet, early repair to what appears to have been a surface snag to lower board; still, very good, in a handsome binding. Testu acquired (by marriage and payment) the rights to publish this annual Almanac from the heirs of Francois-J.-N. Debure in 1797, but over the following two decades, brought the enterprise to a precarious state, requiring financial participation by others. Founded in 1700 as the ALMANACH ROYAL, it appeared under the title ALMANACH IMPÉRIAL from 1804 - 1813, preserving a substantial record of political and social information, lists of officials and titled individuals (both secular and religious), information on organizations and institutions, as well as more traditional almanac features.

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        A Journey through Albania, and Other Provinces of Turkey in Europe and Asia, To Constantinople, during the Years 1809 and 1810

      London: James Cawthorn, 1813. First edition. With two folding maps of Albania, and the Western Half of the Hellespontine Phrygia and twenty-five plates (seventeen in color and seven double-page). xix, [1], 1152, [2 ] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Contemporary calf, ornately gilt; rebacked with original spine laid down. Extremities worn; spine leather coming away. Contemporary bookplate on front pastedown. Light foxing to one map, otherwise quite clean and fresh internally. Good with very good contents. "Hobhouse was an intimate friend of [Lord] Byron, with whom he made the journey described in this book. ... Hobhouse's account of this journey, Byron's first visit to Greece, is of great interest not only for the light it sheds on an important period in the poet's life, but also for Hobhouse's detailed accounts of ethnographical and topographical material and his description of Ali Pasha's court" - Blackmer. With handsome colored views of the area, as well as images of the locals.

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