The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1813

        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.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
 2.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 4.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
 5.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
 6.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 7.   Check availability:     Direct From Bookseller     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie HATCHUEL]
 8.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
 9.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
 11.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 13.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 14.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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 .

      [Bookseller: poor mans books]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
 16.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Select Views in Great Britain

      John and Josiah Boydell, London 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 Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Zetetic Books]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Pera]
 18.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: At the Sign of the Pipe]
 19.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: LA CASA DEL LIBRO VIEJO]
 20.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        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..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
 21.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
 22.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        TRAITÉ DE CHIMIE ÉLÉMENTAIRE, THÉORIQUE ET PRATIQUE

      Imprimerie de Lebégue, Paris, France 1813 - 8vo. contemporary half vellum, marbled paper-covered boards, brown leather spine labels, marbled endpapers. x, 606; (vi), 762; (vi), 658; 333+(1), 64 pages. 5 Volumes. Text in French. Cole 1263. Dedication, preface, errata and additions in each volume. Each volume with table of contents following text. General indices in Vol. IV. Covers inorganic, organic, and analytical chemistry. Does not mention atomic theory until appendix of Vol. IV. With a separate volume containing 34 plates from a later edition, depicting scientific apparatus. Outside joints cracking on Vols. I, II and IV. Rubbing and scuffing. Scattered foxing. contemporary half vellum, marbled paper-covered boards, brown leather spine labels, marbled endpapers [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
 23.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Picturesque representations of the dress and manners of the austrians.

      London, 1813 - Cm. 24, pp. xx + 50 belle tavole all'acquatinta in fine coloritura coeva. Ciascuna tavola accompagnata da una carta di spiegazione. Solida leg. recente in mezza pelle con punte, dorso a nervi con titoli in oro su doppio tassello. Uno strappetto ricomposto al margine bianco di una tavola. Esemplare a carte candide ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
 24.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of Southampton. To which are added, The Naturalist's Calendar; Observations on Various Parts of Nature; and Poems

      Printed for White, Cochrane, and Co., London 1813 - x, 587, (1), folding frontis, 8 plates (1 hand-col), 3 vignettes. 4to. HB. Cont. full, diced calf, blind stamped borders, rebacked, raised bands to spine, corners restored; marbled edges. Some spotting to a few of the plates. Vg. New (3rd) edition. Mitford's 4to edition. Includes 12 fine engravings, including the folding frontis-piece, 8 full page plates (one hand-coloured) and 3 vignettes in the text.[Martin, p. 103]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: PEMBERLEY NATURAL HISTORY BOOKS BA]
 25.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Register-Book for 1814

      n.p, n.d. 12mo. Unpaginated, About 1200 pages. Contains lists of members and board , and an alpha registry of all vessels 1813-1814, with eleven columns of information including vessel type, construction materials, owner, weight, captain and home port. Also Harwich packets, Falmouth packets, East India Co. ships 1811-1814, and a lengthy “Supplement.” A wonderful reference for British shipping in the War of 1812 era. Rebound in full morocco. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co. ]
 26.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Signed by Andrew Jackson during his illustrious service during the War of 1812

      "Manuscript Document Signed, ""Andrew Jackson,"" 1 page, 7.75"" x 6.5"", [Near Natchez], March 19, 1813, acknowledging a Provision return ""for Captain Kavanaugh"". Additionally signed by Capt. Charles Kavanaugh (""C. Kavanaugh Capt. Of Cavalry""). Light creases, light toning, else very good condition with a fine, dark, and early example of Jackson's signature. Jackson endorses a return for rations issued to Kavanaugh's company of cavalry from the 1st to the 12th of March, 1813. Jackson had led an expedition down the Mississippi to Natchez with orders to reinforce New Orleans in the event of a British attack. However, when Jackson arrived there, he received word from General Wilkinson, to proceed no further, as there were not adequate quarters for Jackson's volunteers there. In late March, Jackson received word from the War Department dismissing Jackson and his army from further service. However, no provision was made for the army's return to Tennessee. During the hard, overland journey, Jackson's fortitude and leadership earned him the nickname: ""Old Hickory."" Nearly two years later, Jackson would return to New Orleans, where he would be immortalized for his heroic performance defeating the British attack on that city. Charles Kavanaugh served as a Captain in Col. John Coffee's Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry which joined Jackson's force in early 1813 with a strength of approximately 600 men. After rendezvousing near Franklin, Tennessee, the regiment marched overland to Natchez in mid-January 1813. Many members of this regiment became part of a unit by Colonels Alcorn and Dyer during Jackson's first campaign against the Creeks in the fall of 1813. Kavanaugh later served with Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans. "

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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. 2900 gr.

      [Bookseller: studio bibliografico pera s.a.s.]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: BerlinAntiquariat, Karl-Heinz Than]
 29.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Perry's Victory

      mid-19th century - Copper printing plate 14 1/8 x 18 inches; image: 12 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches. Based on a painting in the National Museum of the United States Navy An original copper printing plate depicting Oliver Hazard Perry's famous victory on Lake Erie, September 10, 1813. Though it shows the smoke and chaos of a large naval battle, the plate clearly shows American ships on either side of several British ships. In the event, nine American vessels defeated 6 British ships and American kept control of the lake for the duration of the conflict. They were subsequently able to re-take Detroit. The painting that served as the basis for this engraving was done by an unknown but clearly very accomplished artist, quite knowledgeable about the battle and 19th century warships in general.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
 30.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Le Livre de Tous les Ménages, ou L'Art de Conserver Pendant Plusieurs Années Toutes les Substances Animales et Végétales

      Barrois, Paris 1813 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books, ABAA]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        POLITICAL TRACTS

      Russell & Cutler, Boston 1811-1813 - **LIMITED TIME ONLY! 40% OFF ALL ANTIQUARIAN SHOP INVENTORY! (DISCOUNT ALREADY APPLIED TO PRICE SHOWN)** Many tracts bound as one, various places, various publishers & dates. sermons to messages from the president, speeches including Josiah Quincy and other reports. An interesting book containing many government documents. All bound in full tree calf, gilt spine label, very slight wear to binding with small chip to head of spine, occassional foxing, previous owner's table of contents in ink. An unusual compilation of government documents [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Antiquarian Shop]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Poems

      Lee Priory 1813 - Printed at the Private Press of Lee Priory by Johnson and Warwick, 1813. Biographical and Critical Introduction by Sir Egerton Brydges, K. J. Bound with Nicholas Breton’s Longing of the Blessed Heart and Melancholike Humours, Printed by Lee Priory Press by Johnson and Warwick, 1814 and 1815, respectively. Limited Edition of 100 copies of each of title. Very good. Original dark green straight-grain half morocco with red paper boards, flat spine gilt in a single panel with gilt decoration. Top edge gilt. Title pages and limitations printed in red and black. Woodcut initials and tailpieces, engraved vignette on title pages. Text printed with ruled borders. Joints and extremities with minor wear, paper boards somewhat rubbed. Fore-edge of front board with small dent, otherwise good. Title page of third work rather foxed and occasional light foxing otherwise, with a handful of pages where foxing is heavier. Text is generally clean. A charming and very scarce production from this famous private press. . FREE SHIPPING TO UK AND EU, for other locations please enquire for cost. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Davies Rare Books]
 33.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Signaes, que se mandão observar pelos navios mercantes, que vão debaixo de comboyo dos navios de guerra de S.M.B.

      [Lisbon?, Secretaria do Quartel General da Marinha, 4 de Dezembro de 1813]. - Fourteen woodcut signal flags in text, hand colored. 16 pp., (2 blank ll.). 4°, stitched. In fine condition. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION? Issued toward the end of the Napoleonic wars, this pamphlet instructs Portuguese merchant ships on how to observe the signals of British warships so as to participate safely in convoys.---- Not located in Innocêncio. Not in Ayres Magalhães de Sepúlveda, @Dicionário bibliográfico da Guerra Peninsular. Not in Biblioteca Pública de Braga, @Catálogo do Fundo Barca-Oliveira. Not located in Porbase. Not located in British Library Integrated Catalogue. Not located in KVK. Not located in Josiah. Not located in Catnyp. Not located in Melvyl. Not located in Aladin. Not located in Hollis. Not located in Orbis. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
 34.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Eclogues of Virgil: With an English Translation and Notes

      Bensley, London 1813 - 270pp, 37 hand coloured plates, [12]. Slightly later half-vellum and marbled paper over boards, smooth back, leather title label to spine, t.e.g. Vellum rubbed, especially to spine and front cover, rubbed to extremities, with small amount of loss to paper covering boards. Internally lightly browned, but generally quite clean and bright. Gift inscription to ffep to an Arthur Pomeroy from a Dr Steele (Dr Steele also apparently taught Oscar Wilde - See Frank Harris). 37 hand-coloured plates to rear, binding is by F. Cavenagh of Dublin (See Ramsden, page 230, though spelt differently and at a slightly different address, almost certainly the same binder). Moss II:724 (quoting a review from the Monthly Review). Both Pritzel and Nissen have other works by Martyn, but not this one Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Zetetic Books]
 35.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Breton's China: Its Costume, Arts, Manufactures, & C.; Edited Principally from the Originals in the Cabinet of the Late M. Bertin; with Observations Explanatory, Historical, and Literary; Translated from the French; FOUR Volumes Complete

      London: J. J. Stockdale, 1813 - Small octavo, 18*11*6.8cm, 128p,20 plts;125p,19 plts; 135p,19 plts; 160p,19 plts. 4 volumes, bound in 19th century half calf and marbled paper covered boards. Covers rubbed, with wear to edges and corners and to the top of spine of Vol 4, piece of leather missing from top of spine of Vol 2. Foxing of text throughout, ink ownership on title page of each volume, dated 1824. All plates clean and free from marks. 77 out of the 80 plates called for are present-3 plates are missing (2 from Vol 2, 1 from Vol 4). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Life of Nelson

      London: Printed for John Murray, Bookseller to the Admiralty and to the Board of Longitude,, 1813. 2 volumes octavo, (168 × 102 mm). Original boards, rebacked to style and with facsimile paper labels. Engraved portrait frontispiece to volume I, frontispiece of volume II with five facsimile signatures, both half-titles present, ads dated March 1813 tipped in at the front endpapers of Volume I. A little rubbed, and inevitably edge-worn, endpapers somewhat browned, frontispieces foxed as often, light toning to the text, but overall very good. First edition. "Southey constructed an early-nineteenth century hero as a model for the young - in his words, a 'patriotic manual.' He told a friend that he would write 'such a life of Nelson as shall be put into the hands of every youth destined for the Navy.'" (Knight The Pursuit of Victory p.542) As it most assuredly was, and many more besides, coming to dominate the Nelson biography market, perpetually in print. Elegantly written and surprisingly even-handed on the issue of the Neapolitan Jacobins. Contemporary gift inscription to the front pastedown from Thomas French Eade to his daughter Elizabeth Wood Eade.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        De Adventu Serenissimi Ducis Friderici Gulielmi Elegia

      Bruno Vici, 1813. Broschur, altersbedingt guter Zustand, Bibliotheksexemplar, 8 S., 12*20 cm. latein

      [Bookseller: ralfs-buecherkiste]
 38.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        PICTURESQUE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DRESS AND MANNERS OF THE AUSTRIANS. London Printed for Thomas Mc Lean, Haymarket; by Holwett and Brimmer, Frith Street, Soho. (s.d., 1813 ?).

      - Bella ril. cartonata, dorso e angoli in pelle rossa, tit. in oro e nervature al dorso, cm 25x18, pp XV, 50 di schede riferite ad ogni tavola., 50 splendide tavv f.t. incise e colorate a mano. Ex libris: Harry Lawrence Bradfer-Lawrence F.S.A. Ottimo esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EDITORIALE UMBRA SAS]
 39.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        East India Isles.

      Cadell & DAvies,, London: 1813 - HKD9300 The map centers on Indonesia & the Philippines, with Malaysia, Thailand, & Vietnam, including Southern China, and a bit of New Guinea. Interesting topographical features including mountain ranges in relief. 27 x 20" & margins, original outline and wash color. Published Apr. 15th 1813.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Manuscript Account Book Dunbarton, Merrimack County New Hampshire 1813 -1829]

      - folio, 218 pages, plus 27 page alphabetical name index, contemporary sheep, binding worn, boards detached, but present, entries kept in a clear meticulous hand, good condition. The accounts of David Tenny, a private money lender, for monies loaned, notes, interest collected, accounts settled, etc. The approximately 250 accounts, represent loans to virtually everyone in Dunbarton and the surrounding area, leading citizens, minister, widows, a bank and other businesses. There are entries for loans to the Dunbarton Stage Company and the Concord Bank. Tenny in addition was postmaster of Dunbarton, elected in 1812 but was removed from this position during the sweeping "Jackson and Reform" movement that took place in 1829, Tenny apparently was an old Federalist. Dunbarton is situated in the extreme southwestern part of Merrimack County, but previous to the incorporation of Merrimack County, in 1852, it formed part of Hillsborough County. It was was a farming town, with a saw-mill built in 1765, as a result many of the loans are for small sums, due no doubt to the farmer's lack of specie depending on the season. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Brown]
 41.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Letters written in a Mahratta Camp during the Year 1809,

      London: John Murray,, 1813. descriptive of the Character, Manners, Domestic Habits, Quarto (252 × 202 mm) Recent half diced calf, marbled boards, by Trevor Lloyd, title gilt to spine, double-bands, wavy line roll gilt to the bands, and a greek key in blind between, attractive foliate tool to the first, third and fifth compartments, double gilt fillet to the spine and corner edges. Hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece and 9 other similar plates, half-title and directions to the binder bound in. Couple of short, professional repairs to the half-title and title, light browning throughout, and some foxing to the plates as usual, but overall a very good and attractively-presented copy. First edition. Edited from a sequence of "thirty-two letters to his brother … filled with his observations of the Marathas while serving as commander of the British Resident's escort … in Broughton's narrative the Marathas move through a portion of the Rajputana despoiling the countryside, laying siege to forts and burning villages, and fighting amongst themselves much to the dismay and disgust of the author. Of more interest to Broughton, however, were the various festivals and religious ceremonies, both Hindu and Mohammedan, which he recorded in his letters with detail and sympathy" (Riddick). Broughton (1778-1835) was educated at Eton, commissioned Ensign in 1796 and posted to the Bengal Army the following year; "having chosen the profession of arms he followed it with ardour, and whilst yet a subaltern was actively engaged in the memorable siege of Seringapatam, which the 4th of May 1799, overthrew the dynasty of Tippoo Saib, and conquered his empire. He was afterwards appointed Commandant of the Cadet Corps, a sort of college formed to receive the cadets, and teach and discipline them on their first arrival in the country, an office obviously requiring sound judgement and discreet management" (The Annual Biography and Obituary for the Year 1836, p.441). He was then appointed Military Resident to the Mahrattas, and was subsequently briefly commander of Java. In 1797, he was promoted to lieutenant, transferring to the Madras establishment, captain 1805, major in 1816, lieutenant-colonel in 1822, and colonel in 1829, after which he returned to England. He was made Honorary Secretary of the Royal Asiatic Society, was "an active manager of the Mendicity Society and of the Marylebone schools" (ODNB), and pursued the life of a "literary man" (Annual Biography), publishing Edward and Laura, a "free translation of a French novel written by a warm admirer of Rousseau"; some "interesting and often beautiful Persian poetry, and also some specimens of Hindu poetry", and the present epistolary account a "very valuable work … written during his residence with these extraordinary people, in which he has thrown much light on their personal and curious history" (p.442). His health undermined by his time in India, he died aged 57 in 1835. Another point of interest is that this is "The only British book on India to be illustrated entirely after drawings by an Indian artist, 'Deen Alee', whose 'Company' style can still be discerned through the embellishments of the English etcher, T. Baxter" (R.W. Lightbown in Archer & Lightbown, India observed, p.111), a minor cavil being that the first and last plates are in fact after James Atkinson, who also etched three of the plates. Reimposed armorial bookplate of John Cave-Brown author of Indian infanticide: its Origin, Progress, and Suppression (1857), and The Punjab and Delhi in 1857 (1861).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 42.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Letters Written By Eminent Persons in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: To Which are Added Hearne's Journeys to Reading and to Whaddon Hall, the Seat of Browne Willis Esq. And Lives of Eminent Men

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London 1813 - Two volumes in three - Volume One - xxiii, [1], 304pp; Volume Two - [2], 352pp and Volume Three - [2], 353-668pp. Contemporary full sprinkled calf, smooth spines, divided into five panels by gilt triple rules either side of lozenges containing quadrilobes, morocco title label to second panel, volume in gilt to fourth, remaining panels with central gilt device, covers bordered by volute gilt roll, edges with gilt roll. Front joint to volume one is split and very weak, just about holding on cords, couple of small splits to joints of volumes two and three but both holding well, slightly chipped to spine ends, some minor abrasions to covers, heavier abrasions to lower cover of volume one, extremities rubbed, corners slightly bumped and worn. Internally lightly browned throughout, but generally fairly clean. Bound at Duffield's Public Library, Bath, with their ticket to front pastedowns. The first appearance of Aubrey's 'Brief Lives' Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Zetetic Books]
 43.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Autograph Letter Signed to Samuel Birch regarding tickets to the reading room of the British Museum, and the forthcoming meeting of the Archaeology Department].

      - Morley, Friday. Small Octavo (ca. 18x11 cm). 2 pp. Brown ink on laid paper. Fold marks and traces of the old mount on verso, not affecting the text. Overall a very good letter. A letter by a prominent American archaeologist Ephraim George Squier is addressed to the head of the antiquities department of the British Museum and one of the first British Egyptologists Samuel Birch (1813-1885). In the letter Squier thanks Birch for the tickets to the Reading Room of the Museum and expresses "great pleasure in attending the meeting of the Archy S[ection?] this afternoon". He adds: "I shall also be happy if I can in any way contribute to the [issue?] of its proceedings." Ephraim George Squier was an American archaeologist, author, businessman, editor and diplomat, known for its works about the archaeology of USA, Central and South America: "Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley" (1848), "Nicaragua: Its People, Scenery, Monuments" (1852), "Peru: Incidents of Travel and Exploration in the Land of Incas" (1877) et al. Squier worked as a special chargé d'affaires to Guatemala (1849-50), US Commissioner to Peru (1863-65), Consul-General of Honduras at New York City (1868) et al.

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
 44.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Historical Sketch of Moscow:

      London: R. Ackermann,, 1813. illustrated by twelve views of different parts of that imperial city, the Kremlin, etc. Quarto (360 × 295 mm). Skilfully rebound to style in calf-backed onionskin paper boards, vellum tips, spine compartments decorated in gilt and with longitudinal red morocco label, original printed paper label pasted on front board, edges untrimmed. 12 hand-coloured aquatints on Whatman wove paper watermarked 1812. A little minor spotting and toning, but a very good copy, retaining several uncut edges. First edition, a fine copy with picturesque hand-coloured plates, showing landmarks like the Great Square and the Kremlin, but also rarer views like the Petrovskiy Palace and the Old Wood Theatre. Some plates include scenes of everyday life, like the "View of the Ice Hills, during the Carnival, at Moscow". The work was published the year after Napoleon's disastrous retreat from Moscow at a time when public interest was aroused by Russia, its historical capital and people; the 27-page introduction sarcastically applauds Napoleon for his soldier-like conduct and magnanimity. The book was offered for sale in both coloured and uncoloured state; coloured copies are naturally greatly preferred in the market.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 45.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Holy Bible : containing the Old and New Testaments, according to the authorized translation, with all the parallel texts and marginal readings. To which are added, notes and practical observations, designed as a help to a correct ... (Truncated)

      Liverpool : printed by Nuttall, Fisher, and Dixon, 1813, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition in this formFull Book Title: The Holy Bible : containing the Old and New Testaments, according to the authorized translation, with all the parallel texts and marginal readings. To which are added, notes and practical observations, designed as a help to a correct understanding of the sacred writings.Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Red morocco gilt-blocked label to spine, with blind tooled crossed bands. Pages dust-toned as with age, with some foxing to the title and prelims. Particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1171 pages; Physical description: vi, 1171p : illus. (incl frontis.) ; 45cm x 29cm. Subjects: Bible -- English -- 1813. Bible -- Old Testament -- Apocrypha -- Authorized -- 1813. Notes: "For a general account of these inspired books, and of the present edition, the reader is desired to consult the introduction, by Adam Clarke, LL.D." --title page.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
 46.   Check availability:     Bookzangle     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.