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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Vermutl. Ruine Rotberg, Kanton Solothurn, Schweiz.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Eclogues of Virgil: With an English Translation and Notes

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

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        Book of Dreams 1811 - 1812 - 1813.

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

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

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

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        Select Views in Great Britain

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

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

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

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

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

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        Orden de la Agada de Pesah, en Hebraico y Espanol

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

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        Pride & Prejudice: A Novel

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

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

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

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        Autograph Letter Signed

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

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

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

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

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

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        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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        The Accidents of Human Life; with hints for their prevention, or removal of their consequences.

      Printed for Lackington Allen and Co 1813 - FIRST EDITION, with 6 engraved plates (the frontispiece = V, but not numbered), plates a trifle browned and minimally offset, pp. xii, 215, [1], 12mo, contemporary half purple calf, flat spine gilt in compartments, each featuring an emblem built up from small tools (?intended for a lighthouse), slight fading, minimal wear, contemporary engraved bookplate of a member of the Rogers family inside front cover, good A Jane Austen connection? ‘In 1815, The Monthly Review, May to August inclusive, reviewed a book whose message was aimed at active young people who might find themselves present at an accident or emergency. A short, unsigned but extraordinarily revealing review of The Accidents of Human Life: with Hints for their Prevention, or the Removal of their Consequences, by Newton Bosworth, reads like a public service announcement. In the preface to his book, which is quoted in the review, Mr. Bosworth tells his readers exactly what his work sets out to do:"The design of this little volume is to do something towards the removal of the ignorance complained of, by communicating to general readers, and especially to young persons, such information as I have been able to collect on the subject of bodily accidents in general, whether arising from fire, water, journeying, heat, cold, amusements, violent exertions, or other cause, together with the best methods I could think, or hear, or read of, for avoiding those accidents, and alleviating or removing their consequences."Pointing out "how much the danger on some occasions has been increased by the aukwardness [sic] or ignorance of those who have given their assistance" (445-46), Mr. Bosworth condemns "the want of knowing how to act. People running in one another’s way, some clamoring for one thing, and some for another" (446). Mr. Bosworth seems to be commenting on exactly what Jane Austen depicts dramatically in the scene on the Cobb. Until Anne decisively takes charge, the scene is certainly dangerous for more than one of the swooning, hysterical young ladies. Besides, the accident could have been avoided so easily in the first place’ (Laurie Kaplan, Persuasion: The Accidents of Human Life, in Persuasions #15, 1993, Jane Austen Society of America).Included is an account of the Royal Humane Society, and, of course, much on resucitation. Reference is made to James Parkinson’s Dangerous Sports.

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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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