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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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        Sistema, ó Curso Completo de Cirugía. Traducido del inglés al castellano de la última edicion, corregida por el autor, por Don Santiago García, Académico de número de la Real Academia médica de Madrid, individuo de la Real Academia de Medicina práctica de Barcelona, Médico de la Real Familia é Inclusa, etc. Etc. Con cien Laminas o estampas. Adicionada con varias memorias y reflexiones importantes sobre algunos puntos muy intrincados de la Cirugía; y de otros ad elantamientos modernos, por Don Agustin Frutos, profesor de Cirugía en esta Corte, uno de los del número de los Reales Hospitales, Demostrador público de Anatomía, y Cirujano de la Real Casa de Caballeros Pages.

      Madrid, imprenta de Repullés, 1813. - 6 tomes en 5 volumes in-8. 4ff. 307pp. + 2ff. 280pp. + 3ff. 290pp. + 3ff. 261pp. + 2ff. 181pp. 1f. 136pp. 1f. 100 planches hors-texte (deux d'entre elles montées sur un même feuillet dépliant). Plein veau porphyre, dos lisses ornés, pièces de titre en maroquin rouge (reliure de l'époque, défauts aux coins). Traduction espagnole du fameux traité de chirurgie de l'Ecossais, Benjamin Bell, initialement paru entre 1783 et 1787. Il est illustré de 100 belles planches hors-texte représentant toutes sortes d'instruments de chirurgie (prothèses, bandages, bistouris, etc.). Ex-libris manuscrit gratté. Palau, 26800. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Heroine, or Adventures of a Fair Romance Reader

      London: Printed for Henry Colburn, Public Library, Conduit-Street, Hanover-Square; and sold by George Goldie, Edinburgh, and John, 1813. First edition. xx, 224; [2], 239; [2], 302, [2, ads] pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Early 19th-century half dark-green morocco and cloth, gilt spines, marbled edges and endpapers; joints and extremities slightly rubbed, upper joints tender; vol. III rebacked. Bookplate of Archibald Bolling Shepperson in each volume. A "Delightful Burlesque" Gothic Triple-Decker A Gothic parody much appreciated by the author of NORTHANGER ABBEY (1818), who wrote in a letter of March 2, 1814: "I finished The Heroine last night and was very much amused by it ... It diverted me exceedingly ... I have torn through the third volume ... I do not think it falls off. It is a delightful burlesque ... " Reprinted numerous times and continually rediscovered with delight by successive generations of readers, it is "a justly famous and very important book. It takes a good hard poke at virtually all previous novelists ... Scott read nd enjoyed THE HEROINE. Jane Austen loved it, and Poe reviewed it, saying that its wit and humor were 'racy, dashing, and palpable.'" - WolffVery scarce on the market.

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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 x 103 mm). Recent green half straight-grain morocco, smooth spines gilt in compartments, gilt-lettered direct, marbled boards, all edges gilt. Light scuffs to top edges of text blocks, spotting to contents. An excellent set. Without half-titles. 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". Gilson A3.

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        Visio Willi de Petro Plouhman,

      London: for John Murray,, 1813. Item Visions ejusdem de Dowel, Dobet, et Dobest. Or The Vision of William concerning Peirs Plouham, and The Visions of the same concerning the Origin, Progress, and Perfection of the Christian Life… Printed from a MS. Contemporary with the Author, Collated with Two Others of Great Antiquity, and Exhibiting the Original Text. Together with an Introductory Discourse, a Perpetual Commentary, Annotations, and a Glossary. By Thomas Dunham Whitaker. Quarto (270 × 200 mm). Mid nineteenth-century brown morocco, spine compartments decorated in blind, 5 raised bands gilt, marbled endpapers, boards panelled in blind, gilt turn-ins, red stained edges. Small bookplate to front blank. Binding lightly scuffed and marked, contents toned and occasionally spotted. An excellent copy. An attractively bound early nineteenth-century edition.

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        Printed naval patent signed ("Np").

      Le palais des Tuileries [Paris], 25. III. 1813. - 490 x 350 mm. Blank form. Naval patent for an unidentified American boat, counter-signed by trade secretary Jean-Baptiste Henry Collin (1776-1837), state secretary Pierre Antoine Noël Bruno comte Daru (1767-1829), naval secretary Denis Decrès (1761-1820), and the director general of customs. Fine document from the age of the Napoleonic Wars, when the English army had occupied the Iberian Peninsula, fighting against Napoléon's troops, and field marshal Wellington was about to commence his final (and ultimately successful) attack. The present letter patent was issued by the French consul in Charlestown, New York, Boston or Baltimore and permitted American ships to move more or less freely toward France. The British warships were blocking the U.S. ports and obstructing American trade with France - one of the causes for the War of 1812, not resolved until December 1814. - Large reinforced tears to folds; slight edge damage, otherwise in good condition. Left edge trimmed, touching the printed text of the counter-leaf. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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        Carta de Irmandade de Jerusalem

      Lisbon: 1813. Broadsheet (434 x 325 mm). Printed text in two columns, fulfilled in manuscript; surmounted by a row of three woodcuts, at bottom the seal of the Portuguese Commissary General of the Holy Land. Fine condition, untrimmed, minor creases at folds.*** An illustrated printed form granting induction into the Confraternity (Irmandade) of Jerusalem (also called the Confraternity of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem), one of a number of lay confraternities sponsored by the Franciscans. The document was promulgated by Fr. Manoel do Espirito Santo Santo Minde in the Franciscan Convent in Madrid on 10 February 1774, as stated in the text. The latter's xylographically(?) reproduced signature is printed at the foot of the text, as is the woodcut (block-stamped?) seal, with the Jerusalem cross, of the Portuguese General Commissary of the Terra Sancta. The name of the inductee, Antonio Xavier Ribeiro, and the date, 17 September [18]14, are supplied in manuscript in spaces left blank for that purpose. The woodcuts show the Madonna on the Crescent, the arms of the Confraternity, and St. Francis; archaic in style, they all show signs of wear. Originally a pilgrimage society, the Confraternity of Jerusalem became one of the most prominent lay confraternities for slaves and freed slaves in eighteenth-century Brazil (cf. Higgins, "Licentious Liberty" in a Brazilian Gold-mining Region, 1999, p. 104). Rare. Princeton holds a different edition of a similar broadside, without imprint and apparently unillustrated, and with a different official?'s printed signature.

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        Sunday Review, 1813

      London: J.Morton. 1813. First. Bound in later red cloth with leather spine label gilt. 832pp. Bound volume for the complete year of 1813 of this weekly newspaper of politics, news, and the arts. Old mercantile library stamps on the front page of a few issues. Small tears and light foxing in text, spine faded, small paper remnants on the rear board. A wealth of information, particularly primary source material on the Napoleonic Wars, with additional attention paid to the American situation, domestic politics, crime, births, deaths, theatricals, and books published. Also contains advertisements for contemporary books and sundry products including our favorite: Dr. Harvey's Anti-Venereal Pills (offered "By His Majesty's Authority" no less!). Scarce. .

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carta de Irmandade de Jerusalem

      Lisbon: 1813. Broadsheet (434 x 325 mm). Printed text in two columns, fulfilled in manuscript; surmounted by a row of three woodcuts, at bottom the seal of the Portuguese Commissary General of the Holy Land. Fine condition, untrimmed, minor creases at folds.*** An illustrated printed form granting induction into the Confraternity (Irmandade) of Jerusalem (also called the Confraternity of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem), one of a number of lay confraternities sponsored by the Franciscans. The document was promulgated by Fr. Manoel do Espirito Santo Santo Minde in the Franciscan Convent in Madrid on 10 February 1774, as stated in the text. The latter's xylographically(?) reproduced signature is printed at the foot of the text, as is the woodcut (block-stamped?) seal, with the Jerusalem cross, of the Portuguese General Commissary of the Terra Sancta. The name of the inductee, Antonio Xavier Ribeiro, and the date, 17 September [18]14, are supplied in manuscript in spaces left blank for that purpose. The woodcuts show the Madonna on the Crescent, the arms of the Confraternity, and St. Francis; archaic in style, they all show signs of wear. Originally a pilgrimage society, the Confraternity of Jerusalem became one of the most prominent lay confraternities for slaves and freed slaves in eighteenth-century Brazil (cf. Higgins, "Licentious Liberty" in a Brazilian Gold-mining Region, 1999, p. 104). Rare. Princeton holds a different edition of a similar broadside, without imprint and apparently unillustrated, and with a different officialÂ?s printed signature.

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        The Mice, and Their Picnic. A Good Moral Tale, &c

      , London: Printed by William Darton, for the author, , 1813 , 30 pages, 6 black and white plates including frontispiece

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        Studies in History; containing the History of Greece, from its Earliest Period to its Final Subjugation by the Romans

      St. Neots & London: vols I & II: Printed for the Author, and Sold by S. and E. Geard [2 others in London and] Oliphant and Co. Edinburgh; vols III & IV: Printed for James Black and Son,, 1813-1815 & 1818-20. [and] Studies in History; containing the History of Rome, from its Earliest Records to the Death of Constantine [together with:] Studies in History; containing the History of England, from its Earliest Records to the Death of Elizabeth. 2 works bound as 4 volumes, octavo (211 × 130 mm). Contemporary pale red half calf, richly gilt spines, twin black calf labels, marbled sides and edges. Contemporary book labels of J. B. Bird, Bishops Stortford, and dated by hand. Scattered foxing. First editions: Greece and Rome was published as a two volume work, as was England. The Rev. Thomas Morell (1781-1840) was a theological tutor at Wymondley College and pastor of the Congregational church at St. Neots, Huntingdonshire. He gives the raison d'etre behind these histories as "to inculcate Christian morality, and elucidate religious truth, by means of general history" in his Dedication to the brewer and politician Samuel Whitbread. They were popular works and went through a number of editions. The volume on Greece carries a subscribers' list of 279 names. A very attractive set.

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        Dictionnaire chinois, francais et latin

      1813. GUIGNES, Chretien-Louis-Joseph de. Dictionnaire chinois, français et latin. Publié d'après l'ordre de sa majesté L'Emperuer et Roi Napoléon le Grand par M. de Guignes, résident de France à La Chine, Attaché au Ministère des Relations Extérieures, Correspondant de la Première et de la Troisieme Classe de L'Institut. [8], lvi, 1112, [4] pp. Thick folio, 475 x 310 mm, bound in contemporary French brown-stained pigskin, raised bands, tan morocco spine label stamped in gilt. Paris: l'Imprimerie Imperiale, 1813. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition. A massive, imposing Chinese dictionary commissioned by Napoleon in 1809, and an important work in the development of Western scholarship on China. Although given no credit in the book, the dictionary is actually a re-edit of work compiled by the Franciscan friar, Basilio de Glemona Brollo (1648-1704) during his thirty years of missionary work in China in the seventeenth-century. His work was considered among the finest of the Missionary lexicons. Chretien-Louis-Joseph de Guignes (1759-1845), listed on the title-page as the sole author, was in fact only responsible for the editing and the French translations of the ideograms. Despite this overstated role in the creation of the dictionary, de Guignes was a prominent sinologist who lived, traveled and worked in China for 17 years, and was the son of another great sinologist, Josef de Guignes. His was the author of an extensive travel guide of China entitled Voyages à Peking, Manille et l'île de France, faits dans l'intervalle des années 1784 à 1801. De Guignes served as interpreter for Issac Titsingh, the Dutch ambassador to the court of the Emperor Qianlong in 1794-95. The members of the Titsingh mission were the only welcomed westerners in China at the end of the Qianlong dynasty. One speculation being that they were willing (unlike the British) to perform the "kowtow" at Court in front of the Emperor, according to Chinese custom. Thus, de Guignes was among the last European diplomats to be allowed inside Yuanmingyuan (The Peking Summer Palace) and to observe the incomparable splendour of Qianlong's pleasure gardens and palaces before their destruction by the Lord Elgin's troops during the Second Opium War in 1860. The dictionary is an impressive piece of typography containing over 13,000 woodcut Chinese characters. Interestingly they were cut nearly one hundred years earlier for a separate project involving the Chinese works in the Royal Library. The characters are arranged by the order of their complexity, each with the phonetic pronunciation and the Latin and French translation, including several indexes at the end on tones and numeric characters. Some light marginal waterstains to a few leaves, professionally rebacked with the original spine laid down, still a fine copy. Cordier 1589. Lust 1037. Lowendahl 763. Brunet II, 568.

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        HISTORIA SECRETA DEL GABINETE DE NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

      Martin Trullás Imp. - Manresa. 1813. Pasta española y cartoné. 22X15. 2VOL. XXI+356Pág. 468Pág. (falto de una hoja del indice). Traductor de esta raríssima obra fue José Mataró.Ref 20 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Russie

      1813. BRETON DE LA MARTINIERE, Jean-Baptiste Joseph. La Russie, ou Moeurs, Usages et Costumes des Habitants de toutes les Provinces de cet Empire. Six volumes. XXXII, 163, [3]; [4], 186, 2; [4], 190, 2; [4], 195, 2; [4], 192, 2; [4], 198, 2 pp. Illustrated with 111 engraved plates (many folding), of which 105 are hand-coloured. 8vo., 138 x 84 mm, bound in contemporary French blue calf. Paris: Nepveu, 1813. |~||~||~||~||~||~| A fine copy of this appealing and desirable work on Russian costume and customs. The delicate illustrations were engraved after original paintings or drawings by the French painter M.F. Damame-Demartrait (1763-1827), and the views were after original works by the English artist Robert Ker-Porter (1777-1842), who visited Russia as historical painter for the Tsar. The engraved plates range from depictions of streets and buildings in St. Petersburg and Moscow, to picturesque views of small towns and the countryside throughout Russia. These include architecture ranging from imperial palaces to earthen yurts in Kamtschatka. There are portrayals of local country houses, gardens, costumes of men and women from various ethnic, cultural and occupational backgrounds, horse-drawn sleighs, Russian musical instruments, religious practices, sorcerers from the provinces, etc. The text by Breton was taken from various contemporary publications of voyages and historical accounts that the author cites in the preface. Given the paucity of first-rate material on Russia, these volumes written by Breton and illustrated by Damame and Ker-Porter provide one of the best descriptive and pictorial surveys of the Russia at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Complete sets are rare, with only one copy of the regular edition with plates in black and white appearing in ABPC. Some occasional insignificant spotting, but overall a very fine set, with the hand-colouring applied in a visibly superior quality and precision to that found in the other copies we have examined. Colas 436. Lipperheide 1350. Hillier 113. Brunet I, 1226. Fekula 3542.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 2. XI. 1813.. 2 SS. 4to.. An den Leipziger Musikverlag Bureau de Musique, betreffend den Tod des Inhabers Ambrosius Kühnel (am 19. August), Abrechnungsfragen und Bestellungen: "Ihr mir sonst werthes Schreiben hat den vermutheten Tod meines Freundes leider zu meinem Schmerz bestätigt. Um Ihnen womöglich recht bald zu antworten, hab ich mich Ihrem Auftrag sogleich unterzogen, und es zwar ein wenig eilig, aber wie ich hoffe, doch ziemlich richtig gemacht. Der Betrag des gegenwärtigen Waarenlagers besteht in 328 Rth. 10 gr. Ladenpreiß, wobei ein einzelnes Heft von Bergt ohne Preiß ist. Verkauft ist für 217 Rth. Ladenpreiß, welches Geld Hr. A. Kühnel, laut seinen Briefen von mir mit einer Specification beigelegt, wie diesem Brief auch beiliegt zu Ostern und Michaeli jedes Jahr von mir pünktlich erhalten, und welches sich so wohl durch meine Briefe, als seine Bücher leicht darthun wird. Sehr gerne hätte beikommenden Wechsel zu rechter Zeit geschickt, und hab verschiedentlich nach einer Gelegenheit gespürt, aber in diesen Kriegsunruhen war es ganz unmöglich. Von Musicalien bitte ich mir mit Ausschluß von Singsachen folgendes zu senden: Ich sage mit Ausschluß von Singsachen, weil der beinah größte Theil des jezigen Verlags darin besteht, und ich den Verstorbenen öfters erinnert mir nicht so viel Singsachen zu schicken, weil ich nur sehr selten welche loß werden kann, indem ich keine Musickhandlung habe, sondern nur gerne meine Schüler mit dem Kuhnelischen Verlag in Clavier Sachen versorge. Auch bitte ich um keine großen Concerte, es liegen da Exemplare von Frd. Schneider und Ferd. Ries etc. etc. - Also: Ries, Romance, que veut il die, e la Reponse en Rondeau. - dito 8 var. sur un theme de l'opera Joseph [...]". Schon im folgenden Jahr sollte der Verlag von Carl Friedrich Peters übernommen werden, dem das Haus bis heute seinen Namen verdankt. - Lauska studierte bei Albrechtsberger in Wien und wirkte später als Hofmusiker des Kurfürsten von Pfalz-Bayern in München, wo er auch seine ersten Kompositionen veröffentlichte. Er kannte Beethoven, für den er auch als Korrekturleser tätig war. "Durch sein Wirken in Hamburg [...] wurde er in Deutschland bekannt. Zwischen 1795 und 1798 konzertierte er erfolgreich in Kopenhagen. Seit 1798 lebte er ständig in Berlin als Klaviervirtuose und Pädagoge [...] 1799 trat er in die Liedertafel ein [...] Seine Schüler stammten meist aus den hohen Kreisen der Gesellschaft; der berühmteste unter ihnen war Meyerbeer" (MGG VIII, 343f.). - Spuren zeitgenöss. Faltung; kl. Einrisse (teils alt hinterlegt). Am Briefkopf Ablagenotizen des Empfängers. Sehr selten.

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        The Plays of William Shakspeare

      London: Nichols, Rivington et al. 1813 - 21 volumes, 8.5 inches tall. These volumes have been expertly rebacked about 50 years ago retaining their original diced calf boards. Gilt bands and twin labels. The celebrated Samuel Johnson and George Steevens edition augmented by Isaac Reed. Some edges bumped and scuffed. Some foxing to some preliminaries then generally clean throughout. A very good looking set of this great edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, 1813. Third Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Finely rebound in full modern calf, a few surface marks. Tear to top edge of title in the gutter with a semi-circle piece missing, scattered very light foxing, otherwise fine internally. Signed on the rear of the title by Appert and with the fish bookplate of British food writer Alan Davidson to the front pastedown. xxxxviii, 176pp, one folding plate. Cagle 35, Vicaire 35, Bitting 14. Napoleon had proposed a prize for a new method of preserving food - after 15 years of experimentation, and five years before Pasteur, Appert claimed the 12,000 franc prize and published his book detailing the process of canning. Size: 8vo (octavo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Science & Technology. Inventory No: CAT000104.

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

      First Edition; the first two volumes appeared in 1813, the next two in 1815 and the last four in 1817. Sheepskin Half rooted period. Back smooth decorated with parts of title and volume number morocco blond, small florets and gilt. Flat paper glue. Head cap seventh volume slightly hilly. Some very tiny foxing to some volumes. Rare first edition of this major work of the vision that the Romantic period was the Middle Ages, especially literary. A la librairie d'éducation et de jurisprudence d'Alexis Emery Paris 1813-1817 8 vol. in-8 (12,5x20cm) 8 vol. reliés

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        Le vrai Patineur, ou Principes sur l'Art de Patiner avec grâce, Précédé de réflexions et de remarques critiques sur la manière de quelques Patineurs inélégants, ainsi que sur les différens formes de Patins, le choix que l'on doit en faire, et les variations dont cette chaussure est susceptible; Le tout orné de gravures représentant les principales attitudes du Patineur.

      - Paris, Delespinasse, Delaunaux, Nepveu, et chez l'Auteur, de l'imprimerie de J. Gillé fils, 1813. In-8, broché, couverture de papier muet ancien, xxiv, 93 p. frontipice gravé par Tardieu et 6 planches (sur 7), imprimé sur papier fort. Edition originale de cette étude, la première sur "l'art du patinage", illustrée d'un frontispice et de 6 planches hors-texte (sur 7) gravées par Ambroise Tardieu. Le frontispice représente une patinoire: "Les plaisirs de la Glacière", les autres des patineurs accomplissant des figures sportives. Dès le XIVe, le patin à glace devint une pratique récréative aux Pays-Bas, puis sportive dès le XVIIIe en Angleterre et en France. "Ainsi la cour de Louis XV s'exerce sur les pièces d'eaux gelées du château de Versailles et l'on dit que Marie Antoinette était une habile patineuse (.). Dans [ce] traité, Jérôme Garcin décrit avec force détails cette façon d'évoluer avec élégance sur la glace et souligne la complexité technique des enchaînements des figures" (cf. Yves Morales, Une histoire culturelle des Sports d'Hiver, p. 31 sq.). L'ouvrage contient, en fin, un répertoire du "Vocabulaire des mots techniques de l'art du Patin" (4 p.). Garcin serait également l'inventeur du patin à roulettes (cf. Y. Morales). (Fred W. Foster, ‘A Bibliography of Skating’, p. 35). Quelques petits défauts de papiers et quelques auréoles claires. Bon exemplaire, tel que paru, entièrement non rogné. . [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Partially Printed Document Signed

      2 pages (front and back), 16.25 x 13.5 inches, Philadelphia, March 8, 1813 -- a List of Persons Composing the Crew of the Schooner Dart of Philadelphia, whereof is Master Henry Rihl, bound for Cape Henry (Virginia)." Listed are 2 mates and 12 seamen -- the name, place of birth, place of residence, nationality, age, height, complexion, and hair color are listed for each; 2 seamen are designated as "black," 1 as "mulatto," and 1 as "swarthy." The document's validity is certified on the back. Folds, holes, edges torn, and damp-staining. Good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A ship's paper signed by Napoleon, authorizing a Dutch ship to sail to England and return only a month before Great Britain declared war as part of the Sixth Coalition that ultimately sent Bonaparte to Elba

      Partly-printed Document Signed, "NP," as Emperor of France, 1 page, 12.75" x 18.25" (visible), Dresden[?], February 18, 1813, a ship's paper issued to the Neptune sailing from Amsterdam to an unnamed British port. Countersigned by Pierre Antoine Noël Bruno, Comte Daru (1767-1826) as Secretary of State, Jean-Baptiste Collin de Sussy (1750-1826) as Minister of Manufacturing and Commerce and Denis Decrès (1761-1820) as Minister of the Navy and Colonies. Toning from tape remnants only slightly affect signature, minor marginal tears and light soiling, else very good. Matted and framed. Napoleon signs a ship's passport or a "Licence spéciale" for the ship "La Neptune," commanded by R. R. Defager out of Amsterdam bound for an unnamed port in Great Britain. The ship was laden with a variety of goods including cheese, grain and "autre produit du Sol & de l'industrie francaise ..." The document was valid for six months or upon the completion of the voyage (whichever came first). Napoleon signed this only months after returning from his disastrous Russian campaign. A month later, Great Britain would declare war against France as part of the Sixth Coalition that defeated Napoleon and sent him to his first exile in Elba in 1814.

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        War of 1812 American Ship Pass Henry Wellsley Historic British Ambassaor

      Cadiz: Henry WELLESLEY, 1813. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. This scarce document is also odd in that the British allowed an American ship to pass without violence during the War of 1812.The letter/authorization/pass allows an American ship with a cargo of cloth, tin, salt, fruit, and calico to proceed to any port of the United States of America without molestation on account of the present hostilities. At the bottom of the 2nd page in another hand, says THIS LICENCE was produced to the British Brig Sir John Sherbrook on the 12th April 1813 and the ship let pass. A fine historic hand written AMERICAN SHIP PASS dated at Cadiz, Spain, written and signed by HENRY WELLESLEY, dated Feb. 1813. The document once had a seal attached, but was cut from the document, and this affects a few words. WELLESLEY, Henry 1st Baron Cowley (1773-1847)In 1809, Henry Wellesley became the British envoy to Spain - his eldest brother, by now Marquess Wellesley, was now Foreign Secretary, while his brother Arthur (now Viscount Wellington) was British commander-in-chief in Spain. Together, the three brothers helped to make the Peninsular campaign a success, and in 1812 Wellesley was knighted. He also was noted for recruiting Spanish soldiers for the War of 1812, a little known fact.

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        Rare Constitution Signer John Langdon autographed document signed

      Autograph document signed "John Langdon", one page, 6.75" x 2.5", Portsmouth [New Hampshire], December 7, 1813. In full: "Rec'd Portsmouth Decemb'r 7, 1813 of Margaret Erixon by the hands of Capt. George Turner. Six dollars for one quarters rent of house". Fine.

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        Westminster Abbey;

      nbsp;London -Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., 1813 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of poems that includes: Westminster-Abbey : An Elegiac and Historical Poem,The Lotos of Egyptand Hinda; an Arabian Elegy. Features full-page intricate illustrations of Westminster. From the author of Indian Antiquities. Sold byMaurice at the British Museum. Small publisher's catalogue to the rear. And a dedication to The Earl of Carysfort. Condition: Rebound in an institutional binding with an institutional blind stamp to the front board. Externally, the spine is labelled with a different title that is not relevant to this text. There is bumping and shelfwear and institutional ink marks to spine. Internally, firmly bound and bright. Thereare also institutional ink stamps throughout. There is also an institutional bookplate to the front pastedown. Overall: GOOD.

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        The Seasons

      London - J. Harris, 1813 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce edition of Thomson's The Seasons, complete with a short biography of the poet by Murdoch. James Thomson (11 September 1700 27 August 1748) was a Scottish poet and playwright. Thomsons mother died on 12 May 1725, around the time of his writing Winter, the first poem of The Seasons. Winter was first published in 1726 by John Millian, with a second edition being released (with revisions, additions and a preface) later the same year. He wrote Spring in 1728 and finally Autumn in 1730, when the set of four was published together as The Seasons. Condition: Rebound in a half-paper-vellum binding. Externally smart, with just some minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Ink inscription to front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, though with some scattered light spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        LINCEOGRAFO, OSSIA, LE DODICI TAVOLE DELLE PRESCRIZIONI DELL' ACCADEMIA DEI LINCEI

      Rome, Italy: Printer De Roma in Romania. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1813. Presumed 1st. Hardcover. 4to 11" - 13" tall; 16 pages; A slender book of the Twelve tables of requirements delVAccademia dei Lincei. In two parts of 6 tables each, bound in a single volume. Full brown contemporary calf leather with gilt decoration. All edges gilt, contents VG with occasonal quite mild foxing. No copies located on the market or at auction, worldwide 5 libraries found with copies. Armorial vookplate AFC. Google translation of summary of the institution, ". The main provisions of Linceografo, which lasted until 1840, these are: the Academy de'Lincei re-established in Rome in the footsteps of the 'old well appointed and instituted immortality Federico Cesi, it is proposed, such as the great object of the propagation and progress of science. The studies and the writings of the Lincei pay over the mathematical, physical, natural and above all the arts that depend on it. The primary line of the Academy is the good of society and the national honor. It consists of forty members ordinarily resident in Rome, of forty members, forty corresponding members and honorary emeritus, whose number is determined by the faculty of decision. " ; 3 .

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        A very rare and very attractive illuminated document in which Napoleon bestows the title of baron onto a Bolognese aristocrat who allowed the Emperor to use his palace while in Italy

      An ornate, manuscript Document Signed, "Napol," as Emperor of France, 1 page, 13.25" x 20" (sight) on parchment, Milan, February 18, 1813, granting the title of Baron of the Kingdom of Italy onto Luigi Ignazio Albergati Capacelli, a member of the Bologna city council and the owner of the Villa Albergati a Zola, an important seventeenth century palace that Napoleon used as his residence while in Italy beginning in 1805. The elaborate document is titled in gilt with a hand-painted depiction of the crest of the newly-minted title. Folds, some slight cockling, lightly soiled along right margin, else fine condition. After the coup of 18th Brumaire (November 9, 1799), First Consul Napoleon faced threats to his rule form both Jacobins and royalists. To ensure the continuity of his rule, he organized a plebiscite that elected him Emperor of the French in 1800. As a hereditary ruler, a mere assassination would not necessarily bring about a restoration of the ancien régime, as he would have an heir to claim the throne. Once secure as Emperor, Napoleon established his own order of nobility that would allow him to cement his power throughout the French Empire. His authority to do so was established by a constitutional decree in 1808 which gave him (as noted in the present document) "the right to give the titles that we would think convenient to those among our subjects who distinguished themselves for services rendered to the State." Prominent figures who cooperated with Napoleon were rewarded with new titles of nobility. The present document, which includes a minutely-detailed hand-painted depiction of Albergati's new-found nobility, notes that the decree awarding the barony came in January 1812, and would "be transmissible to his direct legitimate natural and adoptive descendants, from male to male in order of the first born ..." Bologna first fell to Napoleon's forces in 1796 and it became the capital of the short-lived Cispadane Republic. In 1805, Napoleon took up residence at the Villa Albergati and was impressed enough with the palace to begin plans to modernize the building. Although drawings were created, the project never came to fruition. Likely due to his importance in Bolognese civic affairs, and the fact that his family was the owner of the Villa Albergati, Napoleon believed it prudent to bestow this title. (Later in life, Luigi published a lengthy description of the palace and its architectural elements). Documents concerning Napoleon's awards of nobility are prohibitively rare. As the political winds shifted dramatically within a few years, many who were honored to receive these titles found themselves in an uncomfortable position and would have had good reason to see these documents destroyed.

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        Busto in legno del musicista Giuseppe Verdi, databile prima metà del XX secolo.

      Busto raffigurante il musicista Giuseppe Verdi (Bussetto, 1813 - 1901) su piedistallo coevo. Dimensioni: altezza cm.41; larghezza cm.21; profondità cm.21. Scultura in legno di gradevole fattura e proporzione. Nessuna indicazione circa l'Autore.

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        The twenty-four views in Cornwall. The fourth part of Britannia Depicta.

      T Cadell and W Davies, London 1813 - Disbound, lacks title page. The fourth part of "Britannia Depicta; A Series of Views (with brief descriptions) of the most interesting and picturesque objects in Great Britain. Part IV containing twenty-four views in Cornwall". A collection of prints published in 1813 that were intended to be bound into copies of the famous topographical series "Magna Britannia" by Daniel and Samuel Lysons that was planned to cover all the counties of Britain. In the event only volumes covering the first six counties, including Cornwall, were published. The engravings have wide margins with light browning to edges. Plate size 11 1/4" x 9" (285mm x 225mm). Brief descriptions of the views are printed on facing pages. The cover page is headed "Advertisement" giving a list of plates and indicating where they are to be bound into Magna Britannina. Views are: [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Guerra de independencia de México - Guerra de la Independencia Española) Suplemento al Investigador Nº 23

      1813 - Lima, 1813. Imprenta de los Huérfanos. 4 pp. En buen estado de conservación. Interesante impreso que narra el evento sucedido en la frontera de Guatemala, donde los realistas informan que han llegado a la villa de Macuilapa (Chiapas) 20 patriotas derrotados y sin armas, y 100 han pasado a robar. Ellos mismos cuentan, que habiendo salido de Oxaca para la villa alta fueron derrotados por las tropas realistas, que por aquel rumbo se van acercando a dicha ciudad. También se informa, que corre con fuerza la noticia, de que el Gran patrio José María Morelos ha sido derrotado completamente en las inmediaciones de Acapulco. Luego se detalla, que en las ciudades de Veracruz y Puebla, se han dado las elecciones de diputados para Cortes y Provincia. Además contiene un extracto de la Gaceta de Jamaica con información sobre el arribo de 30 mil ingleses en Alicante, para reunirse con los catalanes y contrarrestar las fuerzas invasoras francesas. Finaliza con un poema titulado Reverso de la Medalla.

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        Reinhart, Johann Christian. - "Der Reiter mit dem Packpferd in waldiger Gegend".

      . Radierung / Strichätzung, 1813. Von Johann Christian Reinhart. 17,6 x 25,3 cm (Darstellung) / 19,3 x 27,0 cm (Platte) / 34,0 x 46,5 cm (Blatt). Feuchtmayr 127. Links unterhalb der Darstellung signiert: "C. Reinhart Roma 1813". - Blatt schwach gebräunt und im Randbereich knickspurig. Verso Reste vormaliger Montierung. Insgesamt aber guter unrestaurierter Zustand. Johann Christian Reinhart (1761 Hof - 1847 Rom). Seltener auch Johann Christian Reinhardt genannt. Deutscher Maler, Zeichner und Radierer. Studierte in Leipzig Theologie. Unterricht bei Friedrich Oeser. Ab 1783 Kontakte mit Klengel in Dresden. 1786-89 Aufenthalt in Meiningen. Seit 1789 in Rom..

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        War of 1812 American Ship Pass Henry Wellsley Historic British Ambassaor

      Cadiz: Henry WELLESLEY, 1813. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. This scarce document is also odd in that the British allowed an American ship to pass without violence during the War of 1812.The letter/authorization/pass allows an American ship with a cargo of cloth, tin, salt, fruit, and calico to proceed to any port of the United States of America without molestation on account of the present hostilities. At the bottom of the 2nd page in another hand, says THIS LICENCE was produced to the British Brig Sir John Sherbrook on the 12th April 1813 and the ship let pass. A fine historic hand written AMERICAN SHIP PASS dated at Cadiz, Spain, written and signed by HENRY WELLESLEY, dated Feb. 1813. The document once had a seal attached, but was cut from the document, and this affects a few words. WELLESLEY, Henry 1st Baron Cowley (1773-1847)In 1809, Henry Wellesley became the British envoy to Spain - his eldest brother, by now Marquess Wellesley, was now Foreign Secretary, while his brother Arthur (now Viscount Wellington) was British commander-in-chief in Spain. Together, the three brothers helped to make the Peninsular campaign a success, and in 1812 Wellesley was knighted. He also was noted for recruiting Spanish soldiers for the War of 1812, a little known fact.

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