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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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        Dell'arte de' giardini inglesi. Seconda edizione ricorretta ed accresciuta dall'autore e coll'aggiunta di nuove tavole incise in rame. Tomo I [ - II].

      presso Pietro e Giuseppe Vallardi 1813 2 volumi in - 8° (cm. 20,2), legature coeve in m. pelle con fregio, stemma araldico, filetti e titolo in oro oltre a decorazioni a secco ai dorsi (lieve difetto al piede di una cerniera); pp. [14] 218 [2], 211 [2] in perfetto stato e fresche, con 40 tavole illustrative in rame numerate f.t. di cui molte ripiegate e alcune appositamente incise per questa edizione (ripetuta due volte la tav. n.XX con prospetto della villa del Lake, mancanza della tav. n.XII raffigurante un'uccelliera). Ex libris araldico ai contropiatti (al secondo tomo con abrasioni). Riedizione del successo editoriale del Genio tipografico (1801) si tratta in realtà di un completo rifacimento. «Aumentata per la metà» [p. (5)]. «La più importante opera italiana sull'argomento» [Cicognara 960]. Cfr. Berlin Kat. 3498. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Preface (+) On Continued Products. [Both in "Memoirs of the Analytical Society"].

      Cambridge, J. Smith, 1813. 4to. In recent full buckram with gilt lettering to spine. Title-page slightly soiled. In "Memoirs of the Analytical Society 1813", the only volume published of the journal. ,A fine copy. "Preface": I-XXII pp.; "On Continued Products": 1-28 pp. [Lacking pp. 29-32.]. Entire volume: (4), XXII, (2), 144 pp.. The rare first publication of Charles Babbage very first published paper [Perface] and his very first published mathematical paper [On Continued...]. Babbage, Herschel and several other student at Cambridge University founded the Analytical Society dedicated to the 1812-reform of mathematics in Britain. The present publication, written entirely by Babbage and Herschel while students, is the only volume the society published. Babbage and Herschel cowrote the preface - manifesto of the Society - "which gives a brief history of analysis since the time of Newton, and draws attention to what was to be a lasting preoccupation for Babbage - "the importance of adopting a clear and comprehensive notation" (Origins of Cyberspace 17)."One can already anticipate from this the great importance Babbage was later to attach to his own *mechanical notation', which he was to develop for describing the Calculating Engines." (Hyman, Charles Babbage). "Mathematics at British universities-and by extension the entire country-had become stagnant over the previous century, due to the universities' partisan adherence to Newton's dot-notation and method of fluxions over the more powerful Leibnitzian differential methods and d-notation used in Europe. The first objective of the Society was to promote the continental method as embodied in Lacroix's Sur le calcul diffiérentiel et intiégrale(1802), which Babbage deemed "so perfect that any comment was unnecessary" (Babbage 1864, 28). In 1813 the Society published its single volume of Memoirs, written entirely by Babbage and Herschel; in deciding upon a title for the work, Babbage punningly suggested that it should be called "The Principle of pure D-ism in opposition to the Dot-age of the University" (Origins of Cyberspace 17).Babbage considered his mechanical notation system to be one of his finest inventions, and thought it should be widely implemented. It was a source of frustartion to him, that no other machine designerr adopted it (probably because no ther engineer during Babbage's time attermpted to build machines as logically and mechanically complex as Babbage's. More than one hundred years later, in the 1930s, when development in logic were applied to switching systems in the earliest efforts to devwelop electromechanical calculators. Ckaude Shannon demonstrated that Boolean algebra could be applied to the same types of problems for which Babbage had designed his mechanical notation system."(Hook & Norman No. 37).OCLC lists three copies (Brown, NYPL and one in UK)Origins of Cyberspace 17 & 18

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        A scarce ALS by Supreme Court Justice Gabriel Duvall, recommending a Georgetown rope maker to supervise contracts for the Washington Navy Yard in order to prevent the yard's commandant, Thomas Tingey, from awarding them to his relatives

      Washington, August 14, 1813. 7.75" x 9.75". "Autograph Letter Signed, ""G. Duval,"" as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, 2 pages, 7.75"" x 9.75"", Washington, August, 14, 1813 to Secretary of the Navy, William Jones (1760-1831) recommending an associate for the post of ""Navy Agent."" Small loss at top left corner expertly repaired, expected folds, some of which are slightly weak, light marginal wear and toning, else very good.Duval writes, in full: ""Having been informed that a Navy Agent is to be appointed for the District of Columbia , and that Mr. Parrott is among the candidates recommended, I cannot hesitate to express my opinion of his competency & fitness for the station. Among those by whom Mr. Parrott is known, a recommendation would be unnecessary. As a citizen ??? a gentleman ??? and a merchant, he is respectable, and his moral character is exemplary: His merit, intelligence & usefulness are generally known and acknowledged; and his employment for many years past placed him in a situation which afforded him an opportunity of acquiring correct information on the subjects to which his attention as a Navy Agent will be drawn. I know of no person [more] qualified for the trust than Mr. Parrot; & I [have] no doubt he would discharge it with ability and fidelity and to the satisfaction of the public.""It would appear that Duval's recommendation carried some weight, as President Madison authorized an appointment for Richard Parrott, a Georgetown rope manufacturer, as Navy Agent on November 8, 1813. Parrott was chosen by Navy Secretary Jones to arrange contracts for ship construction and maintenance at the Washington Navy Yardâ??a responsibility that had up until then been left to the yard's commandant, Thomas Tingey, who, much to the annoyance of the secretary, kept very irregular financial records and had the unfortunate habit of awarding lucrative contracts to relatives who often didn't perform to the satisfaction of the service. Parrott's tenure was short, due more than likely from resistance from Tingey, who by the spring of 1814, was again personally writing contracts for the Washington Navy Yard (Senate Executive Journal, February 17, 1814; Gordon Brown, the Captain Who Burned His Ships: Thomas Tingey, USN, 1750-1829, 2013, ch. 5).Gabriel Duvall had only been nominated as an Associate Justice in 1811, and served on the court until 1835. Duvall has the distinction of being the first Justice to stay on the bench in order to prevent an undesirable candidate from taking his place. Virtually deaf and blind by 1835, he reportedly left the bench only when he learned that fellow Marylander Roger B. Taney would receive the nomination."

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        The POST CHAISE COMPANION: Or Travellers Directory through Ireland. Containing a New & Accurate Description of the Direct and Principal Cross Roads, with particulars of the Noblemen & Gentlemen's Seats, Cities, Towns, Parks, Natural Curiosities, Antiquities, Castles, Ruins, Manufactures, Loughs, Glens, Harbours, &c. &c. Forming an Historical & Descriptive Account of the Kingdom. To Which is Added, a Travelling Dictionary, or Alphabetical Tables, Shewing [sic] the Distances of all the Principal Cities, Boroughs, Market & Sea Port Towns in Ireland from Each Other

      Printed & Published by J. Fleming, Dublin 1813 - xxxv, 651, [28 (index)] pp. Frontis plus numerous folding plates (maps). 8-5/8" x 5-1/2" "The Post-Chaise Companion of Ireland was first published by W. Wilson in 1786. Although a number of companions of this kind were published for Irish use before and after Wilson's edition, this represents one of the most complete guides of its type and all of which were to be relegated to history less than fifty years later with the advent of the railway. Prior to mechanisation, the post-chaise was the most familiar and widely used means of road transport. This commonly took the form of a closed-body travelling carriage, which together with a pair or four horses and postilion driver was hired from stage to stage." (eneclann.ie). Modern binding with very light wear. Paper age-toned and foxed, delicate, title leaf with two previous owners' signatures. Some creasing and wear to folding plates. Withal, a VG example. [Modern Rebound]. Half-bound light brown leather spine and edges over beige marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt stamped lettering and rules to spine. Blue speckled edges 4th edition, "corrected & enlarged, with an Entire New Set of Plates." Ca. 1813-1820. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

      London: R. Ackermann, 1813. First Edition. Twenty-one hand-colored engraved plates after J. Green, by Thomas Rowlandson. 1 vols. 8vo. Modern three quarters red morocco, t.e.g. Extremities slightly rubbed, 2" repair to closed tear on title-leaf, a few other small repairs to text, one caption to a plate trimmed, otherwise plates are generally fine and clean, with bright coloring. Rowlandson, Thomas. First Edition. Twenty-one hand-colored engraved plates after J. Green, by Thomas Rowlandson. 1 vols. 8vo. 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. Tooley 422; Abbey Scenery 297

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        A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, IN THE YEARS 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803, AND 1804; IN WHICH THE AUTHOR VISITED THE PRINCIPAL ISLANDS IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN, AND THE ENGLISH SETTLEMENTS OF PORT JACKSON AND NORFOLK ISLAND.

      1813 - A. Maxwell, Bell Yard 1813 2nd edn Quatro hardback.Full leather rebind with 6 raised bands to spine and new end papers.gilt ruling, page-block and decoration. Binding very scuffed and worn as are the end papers.Internal reinforcing of the hinges.Title page has a small closed tear by Author's name with 1mmx7mm loss (please see image of title page) and at gathering towards bottom of page.Half-title page, which bore only the words "VOYAGES ETC." not present. Contents: End paper,i-xv,1-516, end paper. Collated and complete.Binding firm throughout.Pages very clean and bright with just occasional spots.Very good contents Overall good. Heavy item. Overseas postage to be agreed thanks. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Principj di architettura civile. Terza edizione veneta riveduta, emendata ed accresciuta di Figure disegnate e incise in Roma da Gio. Battista Cipriani sanese. Tomo primo (secondo e terzo)

      Remondini, Bassano 1813 - Legature coeve in mz. pelle con fili e titolo oro al ds. Tagli azzurri. Uno strappo al margine superiore del frontis., minime tracce di usura agli angoli dei piatti, qualche tavola malpiegata e fioriture, ma buon esemplare nel complesso. Opera considerata assai rilevante per le osservazioni critiche in essa presenti e per la libertà di pensiero di cui dà prova. 8vo (cm. 21,5), 3 Voll.; 260 pp. e 10 tavv. rip. f.t.; 308 pp. e 13 tavv. rip. .t.; 263(1) e 13 tavv. rip. f.t. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Presumably Paris, n. d. - ½ p. on double leaf. Large 8vo. With autogr. address. To Edouard Thierry (1813–1894), director of the Comédie française at that time: „Si tu pouvait me donner une seconde loge pour la représentation de ce soir tu me ferais plaisir. Tout à toi de cœur [.]". – On stationery with printed letterhead of the „Moniteur"; somewhat wrinkled; some dust soiling to edges.

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        Erbauungsreden für Akademiker. (Educational Lectures for University Graduates).

      Caspar Widtmann, Prag 1813 - TP + Dedication page + [V]-XX = Vorrede + [XXI]-XXII] = Inhalt + [1]-354, Octavo. This is Bolzano's first book, published while he was still teaching at the University of Prague. He had been appointed to the chair of religion in 1805 shortly before he received his doctorate and was ordained a priest. The chair he occupied was one established by Emperor Francis of Austria in universities and higher schools throughout the Empire in 1804. The Emperor created these position in order to teach people to become "good Christians and responsible citizens" and to counteract the ideas then emanating from the French Revolution. For the next 14 years, Bolzano taught at the university, lecturing mainly on ethics, social questions and the links between mathematics and philosophy. He was very popular with both the student body, who appreciated his straightforward expression of his beliefs, and his fellow professors, who recognized his intelligence. In 1818, he became Dean of the philosophy department. However, in 1819, after several investigations, Bolzano was deprived of his position and forbidden to lecture and to publish because of his outspoken beliefs. The views put forth in this book, along with his paper and letters, formed the basis for that verdict. (Later this ban was relaxed to allow the publication of works that were without religious or political content.)The ban allowed Bolzano the opportunity to devote his time to the study of mathematics and logic which led to his revolutionary thoughts on both of those topics. In his own time, Bolzano's work was largely unrecognized and it wasn't until the early 20th Century that Husserl became his champion and brought his revolutionary work to real prominence. Contemporary blue & black marbled pasteboard binding with gilt & brown label on spine and a 1" square piece of white paper with the number 123 written on it. Slight wear to spine edges. Internally, the text is very lightly browned on all pages. Overall, a very lovely copy of a rare book. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      London: Nichols, Son and Bentley, 1813. Second edition, with additions.. Full Calf. 8vo. (8.75 x 5.25 inches). pp.lxxxiv, 271, (1). Full calf, rubbed, title in gilt to red compartment on spine. Engraved portrait frontis with 10 maps, portraits and plates. With some EXTRA illustrations laid in or loose. Bookplate of Inigo W. Jones to rear pastedown. Light scattered spotting. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good copy indeed. In stock in UK for immediate despatch. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Le livre de tous les ménages, ou l'art de conserver, pendant plusieurs années, toutes les substances animales et végétales.

      Paris Barrois dÄ 1813 - Troisième édition. 8vo. XXXXVIII, 176 S. Mit einer gefalt. Kupfertafel. Läd. Interims-Brosch mit handschriftl. Signaturmarke. Vicaire S. 35, Weiss 169, Garrison/Morton 2467.1 (EA. 1810).- Wichtiges Werk der Konservierungstechnik. Nicolas François Appert (1749 - 1840) war Koch, Bierbrauer und Zuckerbäcker, laut einigen Biographen auch Chemiker. Ab 1805 betrieb er in Massy in der Nähe von Paris eine Zuckerbäckerei. Die franz. Regierung unter Napoleon schrieb einen Preis für die Entwicklung einer Haltbarmachung von Lebensmittel für die Truppen im Felde von 12000 Francs aus. Appert gewann dieses Preis mit seiner Erfindung, Lebensmittel zu erhitzen und unter Vakuum in Blechdosen einzuschweissen. Aus Geheimhaltungsgründen durfte er erst 1810 seine Entdeckung in Buchform vorstellen: . Das Buch hatte grossen Erfolg und wurde bereits ab 1810 in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt. In dt. Übersetzungen und in Bibliographien wird oft sein Vorname fälschlich als Charles wiedergegeben, so auch bei Horn. Titel vo. gegen unberechtigten Nachdruck eigh. vom Verfasser signiert. Unaufgeschitten und unbeschnitten, gebräunt und stellenw. fleckig. Francais; 0,206 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        L'Hermite de la chaussée d'Antin, Guillaume le Franc-Parleur, L'Hermite de la Guiane

      Pillet 1813 - L'Hermite de la Chaussée-d'Antin ou Observations sur les moeurs et les usages parisiens au commencement du XIXe siècle. 1813-1814. Cinq volumes in-12 (17,5 cm x 12 cm), XI-332-396-356-III-388-348 pp, suivi de Guillaume le franc-parleur, ou Observations sur les moeurs françaises au commencement du dix-neuvième siècle, sd-1816. Deux volumes (17,5 cm x 12 cm), II-388-334, L'Hermite de la Guiane ou Observations sur les moeurs et les usages français au commencement du XIXe siècle, 1816-1818. Trois volumes in-12 (17,5 cm x 12 cm), IV-364-396-345 pp. L'Hermite de la Chaussée d'Antin : I. Une gravure, II. Une gravure, III. Deux gravures, IV. Deux gravures et vignettes, V. Deux gravures et vignettes. Guillaume le Franc-Parleur : I. Deux gravures et vignettes, II. Deux gravures et vignettes, III. Deux gravures et vignettes. L'Hermite de la Guiane : I. Deux gravures et vignettes, II. Deux gravures et vignettes, III. Deux gravures et vignettes. Demi-veau décoré de l'époque, reliure uniforme pour les 10 volumes. Pièces de tire et de tomaison rouges, tranches jaunes. Quelques traces de mouillures éparses, 2 pages légèrement déchirées sans manque (Hermite de la Chaussée-d'Antin), petits défauts sans gravité aux reliures. Pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Genealogical History of the Earldom of Sutherland from Its Origin to the Year 1630 with a Continuation to the Year 1651

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Company, 1813. First edition.. Hardcover. Elephant Folio. (14 x 9.5 inches). pp xv, (i), 575, xi. Engraved portait frontispiece, Armorial Bearings, Charter (facsimile of Indenture). Engraved title page vignette. Half calf over pebbled cloth. Gilt to spine. Rebacked with original spine laid down, boards a little rubbed and scuffed. All edges marbled. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown, Minto Wilson. Engraved plates spotted or browned, with off-setting and spotting to nearby pages. Directions For Placing the Plates and Erratum fixed to gutter at p.v. Trifle occasional spotting. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. No inscriptions. A Very Good copy. Extremely heavy book, requiring possibly prohibitive postage overseas. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Le livre de tous les menages ou l'art de conserver pendant plusieurs anne'es toutes les substances animales et vegetales. Ouvrage soumis au bureau consultatif des arts et manufactures revetu de son approbation.Troisieme edition revue et augmente'e de procedes nouveaux.

      Chez Barrois l'ain, Paris. 1813 - In 8, pp. XXXXVIII +176 con 1 tav. f. t. rip. Br. Firma aut. dell'a. Terza edizione (la prima risale al 1810) di questo importante testo che vinse il premio indetto da Napoleone per chi avesse inventato un procedimento atto alla conservazione dei cibi. Il confetturiere F. N. Appert scopri il sistema di far bollire gli alimenti per poi conservarli in scatole di latta chiuse ermeticamente. ITA

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        OGURI GAI DEN: TALES OF THE SAMURAI OGURI HANGAN: Being the Story of the Lives, the Adventures & Misadventures of the Hangan-dai Kojiro Sukeshige & Princess Terute-Hime, His Wife.

      A CHARMING CLASSIC OF CONFUCIAN & MORAL ETHICS FOR SAMURAI Osaka 1813, - Kawauchi. Red & blue stitched stiff wrs., coversrubbed, edges worn, contents solid, 18 volume set, Japanesetext, woodblock printed by hand on hand-made mulberry paper,26+24+26+28+21+37+25+38+18+23+24+22+23+15 double-folded lea- Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Pride & Prejudice: A Novel. In three volumes. By the author of "Sense and Sensibility."

      London: for T. Egerton, 1813 - 3 volumes, duodecimo (173 × 115 mm). Contemporary calf, rebacked, rear endpaper in vol. I replaced to style. Housed in a brown cloth slipcase by the Chelsea Bindery. Boards lightly rubbed, last leaf (P2) of vol. I with small marginal repair, horizontal closed tears to I9-10, vol. II, some spotting as usual, a good copy. Without half-titles. Second 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. The present second edition is thought to have been published in October that same year. Gilson A4; Keynes 4.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, London 1813 - A New Edition. Illustrated with engravings. 12 vols. 8vo. In Attractive Contemporary Binding, Neatly Rebacked. Full calf, with gilt crests on upper and lower covers, neatly rebacked. Very Good Illustrated with engravings. 12 vols. 8vo

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        THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, TO ALL TO WHOM THESE LETTERS PATENT SHALL COME: WHEREAS LUTHER GALE, A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES, HATH ALLEGED THAT HE HAS INVENTED A NEW AND USEFUL IMPROVEMENT IN THE BARK MILL...[caption title]

      [Np, but likely Washington. 1813].. Broadside, 11 1/2 x 18 inches. Large woodcut seal of the United States in upper blank margin. Backed with tissue paper. Light fold lines, light foxing. Good. Expertly matted, and protected with Mylar sheet. This copy bears the faint signature in the lower margin of patentee Luther Gale. A broadside announcement of James Madison's granting of a patent for the improvement of the bark mill to Luther Gale. The bark mill was of vital importance to tanners, since the bark was used in the tanning process. The broadside has a handsome woodcut version of the Great Seal of the United States. It was Madison, along with Charles Pinckney, who introduced the first U.S. patent law during the 1787 Constitutional Convention. Rare. Not in Rink nor on OCLC, although Rink does locate another Gale "bark mill" broadside.

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        GOOD NEWS TO THE IROQUOIS NATION. A TRACT, ON MAN'S PRIMITIVE RECTITUDE, HIS FALL, AND HIS RECOVERY THROUGH JESUS CHRIST

      Burlington, Vt.: Samuel Mills, January 1813.. 12pp. Dbd. Minor foxing and toning. Very good. "Grandson of Indian captive Eunice Williams who married an Indian chief of Caughnawaga, Eleazar Williams (d. 1858) served as an American scout in northern New York during the War of 1812. Desiring afterwards to work as a missionary, he published in 1813 this 'gospel' for the Iroquois Nation. Although a devout spiritual leader for many years, Williams later fell into the delusional fantasy that he was the Dauphin of France" - Siebert. The Siebert copy was in quite poor condition. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 30540. SIEBERT SALE 487. PILLING, IROQUOIAN, p.167. AYER, INDIAN LINGUISTICS (IROQUOIAN) 15. FIELD 1667.

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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. 2 volume set

      James Cawthorne [1813], London - 1152pp. 2 folding maps, 21 uncoloured plates, 2 sheets engraved music. Language: eng G+ : in Good condition plus. Scattered browning and some page darkening. Fold out frontispiece map of Albania torn at base with loss of c. 10 sq. cm. Book-plates on paste-down and fep. Small abrasion next to plate on fep of volume I [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De la littérature du midi de l'Europe.

      Paris: Treuttel & Würtz; and Strasbourg, 1813 - 4 volumes, octavo (196 x 124 mm). Contemporary English diced calf, spines with raised bands, gilt rolls over black, centre tools in blind and gilt, gilt-lettered direct in second, third, and fourth compartments, sides with two-line gilt rules, board edges decoratively gilt, brown endpapers, marbled edges. Ownership inscriptions of Anna Maria Bethell (d. 1861), of 43 Upper Grosvenor Street. Lightly rubbed, occasional spotting, a handsome set in an attractive contemporary binding. With half-titles. First edition of Sismondi's survey of Italian, Provençal, Spanish, and Portuguese literature, which established him among the initiators of French Romanticism.

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        THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, TO ALL TO WHOM THESE LETTERS PATENT SHALL COME: WHEREAS LUTHER GALE, A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES, HATH ALLEGED THAT HE HAS INVENTED A NEW AND USEFUL IMPROVEMENT IN THE BARK MILL.[caption title].

      [Np, but likely Washington. ]. 1813 - Broadside, 11 1/2 x 18 inches. Large woodcut seal of the United States in upper blank margin. Backed with tissue paper. Light fold lines, light foxing. Good. Expertly matted, and protected with Mylar sheet. This copy bears the faint signature in the lower margin of patentee Luther Gale. A broadside announcement of James Madison's granting of a patent for the improvement of the bark mill to Luther Gale. The bark mill was of vital importance to tanners, since the bark was used in the tanning process. The broadside has a handsome woodcut version of the Great Seal of the United States. It was Madison, along with Charles Pinckney, who introduced the first U.S. patent law during the 1787 Constitutional Convention. Rare. Not in Rink nor on OCLC, although Rink does locate another Gale "bark mill" broadside.

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        Junius. Stat Nominis Umbra. [Fore-edge painting]

      London Gale, Curtis & Fenner 1813. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover rubbed and rebacked. New eps. Some foxing and set-off Reprint Red hardback tooled leather cover 270mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). [xxiv], 364pp + plates. 13 b/w plates + fore-edge painting. Fore-edge painting of Lincoln Cathedral and city.

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        Narrative, of a Five Years? Expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam?

      2 vols. London: J. Johnson, 1813. 2 vols. in one, 4to, [vol. I] xviii, 423, (4, index, list of plates); frontispiece, engraved title-page, 40 plates including 2 folding maps; [vol. II] iv, 419, (5, index and list of plates) pp.; with a frontispiece, engraved title-page and 39 plates. Very early marbled boards, rebacked in brown calf gilt saving the original label, marbled edges, a very good set with sufficient margins for every plate to retain the full imprint and number. The frontispiece to vol. 2 is plate 76, the ?Celebrated Graman Quacy?. Second edition revised and enlarged. Although the original plates are here being printed for the third time, there is little sign of wear and the impressions are clean and clear. Sixteen of the plates were engraved by Blake after Stedman?s drawings, thirteen being signed and three attributed by Essick and others. Blake may also have engraved more of the botanical plates. This book had a substantial impact on Blake, who refers specifically to one of the illustrations that he engraved (that of a slave branded with his owner?s initials, ironically those of Stedman himself) in his Visions of the Daughters of Albion: ?Stampt with my signet are the swarthy children of the sun?. As Forum noted in their catalogue 105 item 265: ?Most impressive however, and very modern, are [Stedman?s] vivid descriptions of the brutal treatment of the negroes, and his enlightened reflections upon the moral perversions of the slave-owners, leading him to pronounce the strongest possible indictment against slavery ever raised... His observations gave rise to a storm of protest in liberal Europe... his unexpurgated version was only recently published.? It is well worth noting that the influence on Blake?s own work of some of Stedman?s descriptions is striking, especially ?the red tyger... the eyes prominent and sparkling like stars? and ?the tyger-cat... with eyes emitting flashes like lightning?. Blake?s famous poem ?The Tyger? was composed in 1793 right when he was reading and working with Stedman?s text. Abbey, Travel, 719. Bentley 499C. Essick, William Blake?s Commercial Book Illustrations, XXXIII. Kress Library 16679. Ray, Illustrator and the Book in England, 2.

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        Gesamtansicht ('Ansicht von der Kaiserlichen Residens Stadt St. Petersburg in Russland nebst den Kaiserlichen Palast von der Seide des Newa Flusses').

      - Kupferstich b. Gottfried Müller in Zittau, 1813, 18 x 25,5 (sehr selten!) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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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. WITH A CONTINUATION OF THEIR HISTORY TO THE PRESENT PERIOD.

      London: A. Maxwell, 1813. - xv,516pp. Half title. Quarto. Modern three-quarter diced calf over marbled boards, spine gilt. Top margin of titlepage professionally replaced. Occasional minor foxing. A near fine copy. Second and best edition, after the first edition published in three volumes in 1805, here with considerable additions and alterations. The party sailed from Portsmouth in 1800 "intent on taking advantage of the lucrative fur trade on the northwest coast of America. Turnbull was the business manager of the expedition. Though the voyage was a financial failure, it did obtain interesting information about various South Sea islands, such as Norfolk Island, Tahiti, Hawaii, and the Tonga Islands, and made the discovery of the Margaret, Phillips, and Holt islands in the Tuamotu Archipelago" - Hill. Approximately half the volume is concerned with Tahiti. The volume also includes descriptions of Australia and various Pacific islands, with much on the natives, as well as an appendix (not found in the first edition) with details concerning New South Wales and a short account of New Zealand. HILL 1728, 1725. FERGUSON 570. FORBES 438.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        DIARIO ECCLESIASTICO PARA O REINO DE PORTUGAL, PRINCIPALEMENTE PARA A CIDADE DE LISBOA, PARA O ANO DE 1813. COMMUM, E PRIMEIRO DEPOIS DO BISSEXTO. ORDENADO PELA CONGREGACAO DO ORATORIO DE LISBOA.

      - [1813], Lisbon, 16mo, pp157, full red sheep, royal arms and gilt surrounds, printed floral endpapers. With a contemporary inscription, "John Tradescant, His book given him by his." Tradescant uses the margins of the almanac like a diary, to record his whereabouts and activities on each day in the Peninsular war. He begins on the 19th April , "walk to Manteigas", April 29th, "Went to Hdq", April 30th, "Dined Lord W", May 2nd, "Return to Covilha", May 10th, "saw Lord W. Col Hurlman came over", May 23rd, ?Äú"marching to Ciudad Rodrigo", May 26th "Salamanca", June 1st "Zamora".June 4th "La Mota del Marquis", June 5th "Castromonte", June 6th "Ampudia", then Palencia, Amusco, Melgar de Fernamental, Castrojeriz, Villadiego, June 24th "Irun", 25th "Village near Pamplona", July 1st "Huarte", 10th "Zubieta", 11th "Ernani" (Hernani), 12th ".reconnoitred with Lord W.", July 14th "opened battery against convent", 15th "continued fire", 16th "fire continued against convent", 17th "Convent taken", 18th "guns got up hill", 20th "opened batteries against St Sebastians right attack". Lots of talk of heavy guns, heavy fire, Wellington, etc, September 9th "dined Genl Graham", no entries after October 15th. A bit worn, one section slightly loose, top of spine pulled and chipped.

      [Bookseller: Graham York Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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