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        An Essay on the Construction of Roads and Carriages.

      J. Johnson and Co., London 1813 - Octavo. 22cm. Cloth Hardcover. First Edition. 1813. ix, 202, 194pp. With 4 fold-out plates at rear of text. Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering on the side. Spine is chipping and shellacked. Corners bumped. The hinges are just starting, though the textblock is sturdy. Pages are clean, with the expected age-toning. Small bit of dampstain at the rear-bottom textblock corner, just extending into a few gutters. Previous owner name (partially rubbed away) and stamp on the title page. Bookplates on the front endpapers. All four plates, with horse and carriage designs, are in good shape, with just a bit of foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mounseer Nongtongpaw: or, the Discoveries of John Bull in a Trip to Paris

      London, United Kingdom: M J Godwin at the Juvenile Libray, 1813. Printed by B McMillan, Bow Street, Covent Garden in colophon. Written by the publishers daughter, a then 10 year old Mary Godwin (Shelley) adapted a jaunty vaudeville song into a children's rhyme, ''Mounseer Nongtongpaw,'' which makes spirited fun of English bigotry and greed. Godwin published it, the first work of his prodigious child. Later research suggests a more likely author is John Taylor with the story outline being supplied by Mary. He was the author of 'Monsieur Tonson', which was also published by M J Godwin as another Juvenile Library title. CONDITION Original Pink card wraps dated 1813 to front, advertising for other Juvenile Library titles to rear (light age toning and soiling to covers, mildly rubbed to spine ends) dated 1815 to title page, pp 16 with 12 leaves of Copperplate engravings. Internally bright and clean with only the slightest age toning to page edges, original whip stitching to spine tight and secure, no inscriptions.. 4th Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/N/A. Illus. by Mulready, William, (attributed to). 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall.

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        The use of seven slaves and an ox chain for constructing a blockade across Pagan Creek, successfully preventing the British from invading Isle of Wight County ? <i>??during our last or 2nd Invation of the Enemy by order of the Commanding officer??</i> are paid to a plantation owner by the Commonwealth of Virginia

      Autograph Document Signed ?Andw Woodley? twice, one page, 7.5? x 8?. Virginia, July 1813. Slight separation at edges of folds repaired on verso with glassine. Darkly penned. Fine condition.In full, ?1813 July. The Commonwealth of Virginia. To Andw Woodley --- Dr. For 2 ox Chain 6 feetlong. 48th @1/. $8.00. 15 days work of 3 Negroe Men 5 days each 2/3 5.63. 16 days work of 4 Negroe Men 4 days each d[itt]o 6.0. [total] $19.63.?I do Certify that the Chains was had for the purpose of throughing a Boom a Cross Pagan Creek & the labour was perform in throwing up a brest work and assisting about sd. Boom during our last or 2nd Invation of the Enemy by order of the Commanding officer. Old Town. Andw. Woodley.?A ?Boom? was a chain of connected floating timbers serving to obstruct navigation. The Boom was successfully thrown across Pagan Creek by seven of Andrew Woodley?s slaves. On June 26, 1813, the British launched an attempt to enter Pagan Creek, Isl

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        East India Isles

      London:: Cadell & DAvies,. 1813.. 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. . HKD9300

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        BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE TWENTY-FOUR CLASSES IN THE LINNAEAN SYSTEM OF VEGETABLES, By Select Specimens of English Plants.

      [iv], 96 pages; plus 48 hand-coloured engraved plates additional to pagination. Original red sheep, lettered and ruled gilt on spine. 7.5 x 7.4cms. Bookseller's label to pastedown.Inner joints cracked, but firm; Binding has general wear, with a repaired tear to the head of the spine; else a very good copy with the plates finely coloured as issued..

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        Vestiges of Antiquity; Or A Series of Etchings and Engravings of the Ancient Monastery of St Augustine with the Cathedral, Castle and Other Antiquities...in Canterbury

      London: T. Hastings. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Covers marked and edgeworn. Inner hinges cracked and weak but holding. Some browning and off-setting within but to a minor degree. Sellotape repairs to rear of preface page and to rear endpaper. 1813. First Edition. Papered boards. 480mm x 300mm (19" x 12"). 12pp. + 12 plates. Twelve full page engravings, chiefly by T. hastings. .

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        James Madison's Second Inaugural Address, in a Rare New York Irish Newspaper

      New York, NY 1813 - Newspaper. The Shamrock, or, Hibernian Chronicle, New York, N.Y., March 13, 1813. Madison's second inaugural address begins on p. 2 and concludes on p. 3. 4 pp., 12 x 19 in. "On the issue of the war are staked our national sovereignty." ExcerptIt [the War of 1812] was not declared on the part of the United States until it had been long made on them, in reality though not in name; until arguments and postulations had been exhausted; until a positive declaration had been received that the wrongs provoking it would not be discontinued; nor until this last appeal could no longer be delayed without breaking down the spirit of the nation, destroying all confidence in itself and in its political institutions, and.regaining .our lost rank and respect among independent powers.On the issue of the war are staked our national sovereignty on the high seas and the security of an important class of citizens, whose occupations give the proper value to those of every other class.I need not call into view the unlawfulness of the practice by which our mariners are forced at the will of every cruising officer from their own vessels into foreign ones, nor paint the outrages inseparable from it. The proofs are in the records of each successive Administration of our Government, and the cruel sufferings of that portion of the American people have found their way to every bosom not dead to the sympathies of human nature.They have refused to consider as prisoners of war, and threatened to punish as traitors and deserters, persons emigrating without restraint to the United States, incorporated by naturalization into our political family, and fighting under the authority of their adopted country in open and honorable war for the maintenance of its rights and safety.To render the war short and its success sure, animated and systematic exertions alone are necessary, and the success of our arms now may long preserve our country from the necessity of another resort to them."Historical Background James Madison delivered his second inaugural address in the midst of the War of 1812. For the second time, the United States was fighting Great Britain, this time over the issue of freedom of the seas. The Royal Navy had a long policy of impressing seamen, and officials considered American sailors born before the Revolution to be British subjects and therefore liable to capture and being "pressed" into service. "Free Trade and Sailors' Rights" became the war's rallying cry, and appropriately, the major American victories were had at sea, notably the exploits of Captain Isaac Hull, commander of the U.S.S. Constitution, which defeated the H.M.S. Guerriere, Java, Cyane, and Levant. American land forces fared worse, as the British invaded and burned Washington, D.C. on August 24, 1814. The war itself was an extension of the Napoleonic Wars in Europe, and after fighting to a draw, concluded with the Treaty of Ghent in 1814.Ultimately, the War of 1812 proved that the United States would remain an independent power, as suggested by Madison's reference to losing the respect of independent nations. However honorable and popular in some political circles, the war was extremely unpopular in New England, as its economy relied on oceangoing commerce which ground to a halt for the war's duration.In addition to Madison's speech, this newspaper features excerpts from Dennis Taaffe's 1809 An Impartial History of Ireland, called here simply "History of Ireland," as well as news from the old country, "Treason," a "List of the Navy of the United States" providing vessels with their armaments and commanders, and a small piece entitled "Character of a Good Husband." A decorative masthead shows a woodcut of an eagle with shield holding three shamrocks in its beak, with the motto: "Fostered Under Thy Wing, We Die In Thy Defence."

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        Ueber Strassenbeleuchtung mit Steinkohlen durch die Thermolampe vorzüglich in Hinsicht ihrer Anwendung im Großen (pp.38-48, 1 gefalt. Tab., 1 Taf.).

      - Schweigger's Journal, 8. - Nürnberg, in der Schrag'schen Buchhandlung, 1813, 8°, VIII, 469 pp., 2 Tab., 1 Taf.;4 Beilagen: 17 + (4); 24 + 4; 10 +(4); 16 + (4) pp., HLdrBd. d.Zt. Erste Straßenbeleuchtung in Deutschland "Beschreibung der Strassenbeleuchtungsversuche mit Steinkohlen, angestellt im Winter 1811-12" in der Fischergasse in Freiberg/ Sachsen! - - Wilhelm August Lampadius (1772-1842) "ist in Hehlen a. d. Weser am 8. 8. 1772 als Sohn eines Offiziers, der in englischen Diensten stand, geboren. Sein Vater ging dienstlich nach Amerika und ist dort verschollen. So lag die Erziehung des Knaben allein in den Händen der Mutter und deren Schwager, des Pastors Prössel zu Bofzen bei Fürstenberg. Die Liebe zu den Naturwissenschaften zeigte sich schon früh. Mit 12 Jahren konfirmiert, kam der Junge als Lehrling in die Ratsapotheke nach Göttingen. Aus Neujahrgeschenken, die er als Lehrling erhielt, und mit den Gaben einiger Verwandten hatte er während der Lehre 75 Taler erspart, mit denen er sein Studium begann. Er beschreibt es als einen der glücklichsten Augenblicke seines Lebens, wie er zum ersten Male, der harten Knechtschaft der Lehre entronnen, als ein freier Jüngling, ein Göttinger Bursch, in seiner Studentenbunde - sogar mit einem Sofa - gesessen hätte mit den schönsten Aussichten, die Natur und namentlich Meteorologie zu studieren. Sein großer Gönner wurde Professor Lichtenberg. Lichtenberg, Gmelin, Kästner, Murray, Blumenbach gaben ihm freien Zutritt zu den Kollegs, die er 1790 bis 1793 mit Eifer besucht hat. Vielleicht hat Lampadius von Lichtenberg den leichten Hang zur Satire - in Gestalt eines gutmütigen Humors - angenommen. Möglicherweise hat Lampadius auch von Lichtenberg, der ja zu Weihnachten 1783 damit begann, Aerostaten-Versuche anzustellen, zuerst über das Gas gehört. Ohne Frage aber war es wohl Lichtenberg, der Betreuer der englischen Prinzen Ernst August (nachmals König von Hannover) und Georg, der ihm das Amt des Einpaukers der Prinzen vermittelte. Gegen Ende des dritten Studienjahres forderte ihn Graf v. Sternberg als Begleiter zu einer Reise durch Rußland nach China auf, die wegen der Ausweisung durch die Polizei aber in Moskau abgebrochen wurde. So kam Lampadius als Privatsekretär des Grafen nach Böhmen, wo er sich der Chemie und deren praktischer Anwendung in den kleinen Industriebetrieben widmete. Von hier aus wurde er 1794 nach Freiberg zur Bergakademie zuerst als a. o. Professor berufen. Im Jahre darauf, also 23 Jahre alt, wurde er zum o. Professor für allgemeine Chemie ernannt. Er war sehr vielseitig mit der technischen Anwendung seiner chemischen Kenntnisse beschäftigt. Man kann nur die Hauptgebiete hier nennen: Agrikulturchemie, Düngesalze. Rübenzuckerfabrikation, wegen der ihn Napoleon I. und auch Carl August von Weimar zu Rate zog. Überhaupt war er stets bereit, in den Fabriken der Umgebung Ratschläge zu erteilen. - So kam er auch zum Hüttenwesen. Ab 1797 hielt er einen Kursus für Hüttenkunde. Er kam mit Faber du Faur in Wasseralfingen zusammen, dem rührigen württembergischen Hüttenmann, der mit Gasgeneratoren und Heißwind im Hochofen arbeitete. Im Freiberger Bezirk führte Lampadius den Heißwind ein. - Berühmte Schüler waren Alexander von Humboldt und Henrik Steffens. Mit Berzelius und Mitscherlich stand er in inniger Verbindung. Nach 48 Jahren erfolgreicher Tätigkeit in Freiberg verstarb er nach einem langen, aber nicht schmerzlichen Krankenlager am 13. 4. 1842. - So war der Mann beschaffen, der sich als erster Wissenschaftler an einer technischen Lehranstalt der Gaserzeugung zuwandte. Schon im Jahre 1798 begann er mit Entgasungsversuchen an einer Menge brennbarer Stoffe und veröffentlichte die Ergebnisse über Ausbeutezahlen und Aschengehalt in den Sammlungen chemischer Abhandlungen, 3. Band, 1800, Dresden bei Walther. - Bereits erwähnt ist, daß Lampadius dem Kurfürsten in seinem Schloße in Dresden bereits 1799 eine Thermolampe vorgeführt hat. Sollte er damit erreicht haben, daß die . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Peerage of Scotland Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom From Their Origin to the Present Generation. Revised and Corrected with a Continuation to the Present Period.

      Edinburgh : Constable 1813 - 2 Volumes. Folio. xiv, 759p, 8 pl.; xiii, 752p., 9 pl. Bound in modern 3/4 red leather. Red boards. Gilt lettering on black spine labels. 5 raised bands. Tight bindings and covers. Pages tanned with contemporary pencil underlining and notation. Chipping and loss to some page extremities. All 17 plates called for present. Holes p. 221-8, 363, 589. Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie, 6th Baronet was a notable genealogist responsible for his major works on the Scottish nobility. No substantive Scottish peerage had appeared since George Crawfurd's in 1716, until Douglas issued in his first edition of The Peerage of Scotland in 1764 as a one folio volume. In his preface Douglas stated that he had sent for corrections and additions a manuscript copy of each account of a peerage to the contemporary holder of it. His work ?Baronage of Scotland, containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Gentry of that Kingdom,? &c., appeared after his death in 1798, as one volume, the second volume never realized. In 1813 was issued the latest and standard edition of Douglas's chief work, ?The Peerage of Scotland, Second Edition, Revised and Corrected by John Philip Wood, Esq., with Engravings of the Arms of the Peers.? Prefixed to it is a list of Scottish noblemen and gentlemen who furnished the editor with documentary and other information. Wood incorporated in it a number of corrections of the first edition made by Lord Hailes, though some of his unpublished critical comments were given by James Maidment. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoire sur le vomissement. With: De l'influence de l'emetique sur l'homme

      Crochard, Paris 1813 - (1) Mémoires sur le vomissement. . . . [2], 48pp. (2) De l&#146;influence de l&#146;émétique sur l&#146;homme et les animaux. . . . 62pp. 2 items in 1, 8vo. Paris: Crochard, 1813. 203 x 125 mm. Quarter morocco, marbled boards in period style. Light toning and foxing, otherwise fine. First Separate Editions. No. (1) is the very rare offprint of Magendie&#146;s classic description of the physiology of vomiting (G-M 985), still consulted by modern physiologists and mentioned in modern textbooks. No. (2) is the equally rare offprint of Magendie&#146;s report on his continuing experiments with emetics. Magendie proved, against the then-current theory of Haller, that the stomach was passive, not active, in vomiting. This is essentially correct; however, Magendie failed to observe the active role of the pyloric end of the stomach in his account. Olmsted, Magendie, pp. 51-53; he does not cite these offprints in his bibliography. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph endorsement signed ("Np") granting the discharge of a soldier

      Pirna, 29 august, 1813. Folo. On a one-page Document Signed ("duc de Feltre") by Henri Jacques Guillaume Clarke, Minister of War, requesting the discharge. Some very slight soiling, otherwise very good. Handsomely mounted and framed . At a critical moment, even as Napoleon is battling Allied forces in Germany, he grants a full discharge to a conscript whom the Minister of War, the Duc de Feltre, describes as a "young man, the eldest of 9 orphaned children for whom he is the sole means of support"

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        Ueber Strassenbeleuchtung mit Steinkohlen durch die Thermolampe vorzüglich in Hinsicht ihrer Anwendung im Großen (pp.38-48, 1 gefalt. Tab., 1 Taf.).

      . Schweigger's Journal, 8. - Nürnberg, in der Schrag'schen Buchhandlung, 1813, 8°, VIII, 469 pp., 2 Tab., 1 Taf.;4 Beilagen: 17 + (4); 24 + 4; 10 +(4); 16 + (4) pp., HLdrBd. d.Zt.. Erste Straßenbeleuchtung in Deutschland "Beschreibung der Strassenbeleuchtungsversuche mit Steinkohlen, angestellt im Winter 1811-12" in der Fischergasse in Freiberg/ Sachsen! - - Wilhelm August Lampadius (1772-1842) "ist in Hehlen a. d. Weser am 8. 8. 1772 als Sohn eines Offiziers, der in englischen Diensten stand, geboren. Sein Vater ging dienstlich nach Amerika und ist dort verschollen. So lag die Erziehung des Knaben allein in den Händen der Mutter und deren Schwager, des Pastors Prössel zu Bofzen bei Fürstenberg. Die Liebe zu den Naturwissenschaften zeigte sich schon früh. Mit 12 Jahren konfirmiert, kam der Junge als Lehrling in die Ratsapotheke nach Göttingen. Aus Neujahrgeschenken, die er als Lehrling erhielt, und mit den Gaben einiger Verwandten hatte er während der Lehre 75 Taler erspart, mit denen er sein Studium begann. Er beschreibt es als einen der glücklichsten Augenblicke seines Lebens, wie er zum ersten Male, der harten Knechtschaft der Lehre entronnen, als ein freier Jüngling, ein Göttinger Bursch, in seiner Studentenbunde - sogar mit einem Sofa - gesessen hätte mit den schönsten Aussichten, die Natur und namentlich Meteorologie zu studieren. Sein großer Gönner wurde Professor Lichtenberg. Lichtenberg, Gmelin, Kästner, Murray, Blumenbach gaben ihm freien Zutritt zu den Kollegs, die er 1790 bis 1793 mit Eifer besucht hat. Vielleicht hat Lampadius von Lichtenberg den leichten Hang zur Satire - in Gestalt eines gutmütigen Humors - angenommen. Möglicherweise hat Lampadius auch von Lichtenberg, der ja zu Weihnachten 1783 damit begann, Aerostaten-Versuche anzustellen, zuerst über das Gas gehört. Ohne Frage aber war es wohl Lichtenberg, der Betreuer der englischen Prinzen Ernst August (nachmals König von Hannover) und Georg, der ihm das Amt des Einpaukers der Prinzen vermittelte. Gegen Ende des dritten Studienjahres forderte ihn Graf v. Sternberg als Begleiter zu einer Reise durch Rußland nach China auf, die wegen der Ausweisung durch die Polizei aber in Moskau abgebrochen wurde. So kam Lampadius als Privatsekretär des Grafen nach Böhmen, wo er sich der Chemie und deren praktischer Anwendung in den kleinen Industriebetrieben widmete. Von hier aus wurde er 1794 nach Freiberg zur Bergakademie zuerst als a. o. Professor berufen. Im Jahre darauf, also 23 Jahre alt, wurde er zum o. Professor für allgemeine Chemie ernannt. Er war sehr vielseitig mit der technischen Anwendung seiner chemischen Kenntnisse beschäftigt. Man kann nur die Hauptgebiete hier nennen: Agrikulturchemie, Düngesalze. Rübenzuckerfabrikation, wegen der ihn Napoleon I. und auch Carl August von Weimar zu Rate zog. Überhaupt war er stets bereit, in den Fabriken der Umgebung Ratschläge zu erteilen. - So kam er auch zum Hüttenwesen. Ab 1797 hielt er einen Kursus für Hüttenkunde. Er kam mit Faber du Faur in Wasseralfingen zusammen, dem rührigen württembergischen Hüttenmann, der mit Gasgeneratoren und Heißwind im Hochofen arbeitete. Im Freiberger Bezirk führte Lampadius den Heißwind ein. - Berühmte Schüler waren Alexander von Humboldt und Henrik Steffens. Mit Berzelius und Mitscherlich stand er in inniger Verbindung. Nach 48 Jahren erfolgreicher Tätigkeit in Freiberg verstarb er nach einem langen, aber nicht schmerzlichen Krankenlager am 13. 4. 1842. - So war der Mann beschaffen, der sich als erster Wissenschaftler an einer technischen Lehranstalt der Gaserzeugung zuwandte. Schon im Jahre 1798 begann er mit Entgasungsversuchen an einer Menge brennbarer Stoffe und veröffentlichte die Ergebnisse über Ausbeutezahlen und Aschengehalt in den Sammlungen chemischer Abhandlungen, 3. Band, 1800, Dresden bei Walther. - Bereits erwähnt ist, daß Lampadius dem Kurfürsten in seinem Schloße in Dresden bereits 1799 eine Thermolampe vorgeführt hat. Sollte er damit erreicht haben, daß die Fürsten dieses Landes ihr Auge von der neuen Beleuchtungsart nicht abwandten und die Treiber wurden, daß die spätere königliche Regierung die Stadtbeleuchtung in Dresden als erstem Unternehmen der öffentlichen Hand erbaut hat? - Andere technische Verkohlungsversuche im Großen hat er in den "Erfahrungen im Gebiete der Chemie und Hüttenkunde", Weimar, Sachs. Ind. Comptoir, 1815 bekanntgegeben. Hier wird auch über Braunkohle, Erdkohle, Moorkohle berichtet. - 1817 stellte er fest, daß er seit 20 Jahren auf dem gräflich Bucquoischen Eisenwerke Gabrielenhütte Buchenholz zur Gewinnung von Teer und Essig verkohlt und das Gas zur Unterfeuerung benutzt habe. - Lampadius berührte das Dilemma bei der Holzverkohlung: Arbeitet man mit mäßiger Temperatur, erhält man eine gute Holzkohle, aber wenig und schlecht leuchtendes Gas; bei hoher Temperatur ergibt sich aber mit einem besseren Gase eine schwammige Holzkohle. Er beansprucht für sich, den ersten Gedanken, das Gas in Hütten zu Heizzwecken heranzuziehen, gehabt zu haben. - "Zur Ergänzung des Geschichtlichen über die Benützung der bei der Verkohlung der Brennmaterialien verlorengehenden Stoffe sei es mir erlaubt, hier anzuführen, daß meine Versuche hierüber im Jahre 1797 begannen. In diesem Jahre röstete ich in dem hiesigen Henkeischen Laboratorium zuerst Kiese durch das brennende gekohlte Hydrogengas (ein Name, der in den alten Schriften immer wieder durcheinander für Kohlengas oder Methan gebraucht wurde), welches bei der Verkohlung des Holzes entweich. .. Bei diesen Versuchen war mir der jetzige Salineninspektor, Herr Klemm, behilflich. Herr Murdock, dessen Versuche ich aber nicht kannte, und ich haben uns mithin in Hinsicht der Ansprüche auf die Entdeckung der Anwendung des gekohlten Hydrogengases zu teilen. Er gab das Licht und ich die Wärme. .. Die Steinkohlengasbeleuchtung fing ich hier zuerst an, nachdem dunkle Nachrichten über dieselbe während der traurigen Continentalsperre aus dem gewerbereichen England zu uns drangen. Die kriegerischen Unruhen und der Geldmangel haben uns in Sachsen bis jetzt von der weiteren Ausführung dieses neuen Industriezweiges abgehalten. .. Es war den 24. Januar 1816, an welchem ich das Steinkohlengaslicht (in Deutschland zuerst) auf dem kgl. Sächs. Amalgamierwerk in der Halsbrücke bei Freiberg anzünden konnte." - Nach dieser Aufzeichnung des Lampadius selbst könnte die Nachricht, er habe bereits 1811 einen Teil der Fischergasse in Freiberg beleuchtet, als widerspruchsvoll bezeichnet werden. Vermutlich hat aber Lampadius diese Anlage, die vier Wochen im Betriebe war, nur als Versuch gewertet, während die Beleuchtung im Amalgierwerk eine Dauereinrichtung war. Sie hat mit Erweiterungen im Jahre 1825 bis 1894 gearbeitet. - Lampadius hat sich mehr als alle wissenschaftlichen Forscher bis dahin in die Technik vertieft. Statt dem damals üblichen Schattenphotometer nach Rumford zum Vergleich der Leuchtkraft zweier Flammen benutzte er einen Tubus, in der trübe Hornglas- oder Beinglasscheiben eingesetzt wurden, bis das anvisierte Licht nicht mehr sichtbar war. Damit gewann er nach der Zahl der notwendigen Gläser eine Skala von Dunkelheit = o° bis zum hellsten Licht (Sauerstoff mit Phosphor) = 100°, z. B. Öllampe = Vollmond 37°, Talglicht 30°, Probierofen 42°, Gaslicht 45°, Glasofen 62°, Sonnenlicht 85° usw. Über die Mängel z. B. aus Ungenauigkeiten der Trübungen soll hier nicht gerechtet werden. Der Versuch, eine absolute Skala zu schaffen, ist aber zu bewundern.y - In der Gaserzeugung stellte er den Einfluß der wirksamen Gaskühlung gegenüber den unzureichenden englischen Kühlern - als Schlangen im Behälterwasser - fest. Daraufhin entwickelte er einen besonderen Vorkühler aus einer flachen Bleiblechblase. Besonders hat sich Lampadius mit der Verwertung des Teeres befaßt. Er hielt ihn für eine gute Maschinenschmiere, beschrieb das Verfahren, ihn als Rostschutz für Eisen zu verwenden und gab ein Rezept mit Zuschlägen für die damals eine große Rolle spielenden Eisenkitte. Er beschrieb auch die Weiterverarbeitung des Teeres in Blasen zur Entfernung des Wassers und Gewinnung von Terpentinöl, mit dem er Versuche als Beleuchtungsöl angestellt hat. Der Rückstand sei ein sehr schönes schwarzes Pech. - Angeregt durch die Übersetzung des Accum und Nachrichten im Hermbstädt'schen Bulletin hat er sich nach 1817 auch mit der Zersetzung des Teeres zur Gaserzeugung befaßt. Er hat nach Vorbildern ein glühendes schrägliegendes Eisenrohr benutzt, in das der Teer eintropfte, wobei er auch sonst schlecht verwertbare Öle anderen Ursprungs "thermisch krackte". Der sich im Rohr absetzende Koks mußte von Hand entfernt werden. Lampadius hielt Leinölgas für Haushaltsanlagen wegen der geringen erforderlichen Hitze - das Rohr eingebaut in den Kochherd - für vorteilhaft. - Überhaupt machte sich Lampadius Gedanken, wie die Gasbeleuchtung gefördert werden könnte. Ihrer allgemeinen Einführung zur Straßenbeleuchtung stände die nach den napoleonischen Kriegen entstandene Geldknappheit entgegen. Man solle so beginnen, daß man einzelne Hausbesitzer durch Subventionen ermutige, Hausanlagen in die Kachelöfen einzubauen, und diese verpflichte, als Gegenleistung einen Wandarm zur Straßenbeleuchtung außerhalb des Hauses anzubringen. Später erklärte er, daß mit Hilfe des Gasbehälters, den er erst 1815 kennengelernt hat, die Straßenbeleuchtung auch von einer Gasfabrik möglich würde. Man fühlt gerade aus diesen Anregungen, daf hier am Wirtschaftlichen die Möglichkeiten des Professors ihr Ende fanden." Johannes Körting, Geschichte der Deutschen Gasindustrie, pp.56-60

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        Poetical Sketches of Scarborough: Illustrated by Twenty-One Engravings of Humorous Subjects, Coloured from Original Designs, Made Upon the Spot by J. Green and Etched by T. Rowlandson

      R. Ackermann, London 1813 - 8vo. 24 by 15.5 cm. [8], xvi, 215 pp. 21 hand-colored aquatint plates. With dedication and table of contents added to this, the second edition. The first appeared one year prior. Tooley 423. Cracked leather and rubbing on the spine. Joints rubbed. General shelfwear. Big ink splotch on blank prelim, probably to cover up a former owner's name. Some light occasional soiling within, but mostly clean and crisp.

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        The Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Picturesque. The Second Tour... in Search of Consolation. A Poem

      London: R. Ackermann, [1813], 1820. . Two volumes, fifth and first editions respectively, 8vo. Coloured aquatint title in volume I plus 30 and 24 coloured aquatint plates respectively. Both volumes trimmed with resulting loss of the imprint to many of the plates, and the attribution of the verse to the foot of the title in the first volume to Horace as well, but without any loss of the plate titles themselves and the text leaves still with good wide margins, the second volume bound without its &#147;directions to the binder&#148; leaf. Uniformly bound in contemporary half calf, gilt spines with red and green labels, marbled sides, some light wear, one corner with some loss of leather, otherwise a good bright set. Tooley 427, 428.

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        APOLOGIA EN FAVOR DE LA SANTA IGLESIA DE SANTIAGO EN RAZON DE LA RENTA DE VOTOS QUE COBRA. Se desvanecen las calumnias con que en este punto se ha pretendido y pretende infamarla. Se prueba con certidumbre histórica ser verdaderos los sucesos de Clavijo referidos por los Historiadores del Siglo XIII

      - Santiago, Imp. D. Juan Francisco Montero, 1813, 4º piel, 319+VIII págs

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        De Vegetatione et Climate in Helvetia Septentrionali inter flumina Rhenum et Arolam observatis et cum summi septentrionis comparatis tentamen.

      Turici Helvetorum, Orell, Fuessli et Socc., 1813. 8vo (220 x 132mm). pp. xcviii, 200, with 3 (2 folded) engraved plates and 1 folded table. Contemporary marbled wrappers. Wahlenberg (1780-1851, Swedish botanist and plant geographer) greatly promoted floristic and systematic research in Sweden. "In 1812-14 Wahlenberg travelled in Switzerland ... His researches in the Swiss alps resulted in the book 'De Vegetatione et Climate in Helvetia ...', in which he gives an account of the plant regions and their designations, the tree limits, and the lower and upper limits of the various plants, comparing also the vegetation in northern Switzerland with that of Lapland" (Fries. Short history of Botany in Sweden, p. 69). A fine copy.//Provenance: L.B. von Moll Auctor.//Pritzel 9913; Stafleu & Cowan VII, 16.519.

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        China : Its Costume, Arts, Manufactures. 4 Volume Set

      London : Printed for J.J. Stockdale 1813 - 4 Volumes. 128p., 125p., 135p., 160p., 80 hand-colored plates. Rebound in modern full Red moroccan leather. Gilt lettering on black leather spine label. Marbled endpages. New prelims. Fine bindings and covers. Vol. II lacking plate list. Clean, unmarked pages with moderate tanning. Abbey Travel 535 note; Lust 1243; Cordier, Sinica p 65; Colas 435; Lipperheide (1963) 1525. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lehre von den Augenkrankheiten, als Leitfaden zu seinen öffentlichen Vorlesungen entworfen. 2 Bde.

      - Wien, Camesina'schen Buchhandlung, 1813-1817, 8°, XX, 636, XVI, 680, 51 pp., mit ca. 79 Abb., davon 44 von Beer handcoloriert u. handsigniert, auf 9 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, 2 Pappbände der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschildern. Feines Exemplar der ersten Ausgabe seines Hauptwerkes "Lehre von den Augenkrankheiten" - nicht zu verwechseln mit seinem Erstling "Die Lehre der Augenkrankheiten" (1792).*) - Ein Klassiker der Augenheilkunde. - Das klassische Lehrbuch der modernen Augenheilkunde und das Lebenswerk des berühmten Wiener Augenarztes! In idealer Weise verband Beer Praxis, Lehre und Forschung. Wien wurde zum Zentrum der Ophthalmologie. Zahlreiche Schüler verbreiteten die neuen Erkenntnisse in alle Welt. Sein vorliegendes Werk gibt genaue Krankheitsbeschreibungen und zeigt naturgetreue, künstlerisch vollendete Abbildungen des Auges. ".Die kolorierten Tafeln zeigen insgesamt 93 Krankheitszustände der Augen in prägnanter Ausdrucksform und klassischer Schönheit, die diese beiden Bände zu einer medizinisch-bibliophilen Kostbarkeit machen. Beer hat wie die Signatur . ausweist, mit bewährter Hand jede Abbildung nach der Natur gezeichnet und koloriert. Viele Lehrbücher der Augenheilkunde sind . mit handkolorierten Kupferstichen ausgestattet worden, aber keines erreicht die meisterhafte Darstellung dieses zweibändigen Werkes." - Münchow, Geschichte der Augenheilkunde. - *)"Merkwürdiger weise hat Beer selbst in seinem Lebenswerk 'Lehre von den Augenkrankheiten' Wien 1813-1817 mit keinem Wort von seiner Jugendarbeit 'Lehrbuch der Augenkrankheiten' aus dem Jahre 1792 gesprochen, - wie ja auch mancher Dichter und Tondichter seine ersten Leistungen verleugnet. Auch würde Beer, wenn er nicht das zweite Werk hätte folgen lassen, schwerlich seinen Ruhm gewonnen haben. Denn so mancher Satz des ersten ist aus anderen Werken, namentlich aus dem von Richter entnommen.Hirschberg, § 427 - - Fine copy of the first Edition of "his main ophthalmologic work", not to be mixed up with 'Lehre der Augenkrankheiten' (1792). Beer himself mentions in his main ophthalmologic work 'Lehre von den Augenkrankheiten' (1813-1817) this product of his youth not at all, - as some poets and composer try to forget their early works. Beer certainly would not have become so famous if he had not written his second book. Quite a few paragraphs in the first book are taken from other publications, especially from Richter." Hirschberg-Blodi 4, p.105 - Georg Joseph Beer (1763-1821) opened the first known eye-hospital, in Vienna, in 1786. He was a distinguished iredectomist and many of his pupils became famous ophthalmic surgeons. Beer described symptoms of glaucoma and noted the luminosity of the fundus in aniridia. Beer was considered the founder of the great Vienna school of ophthalmology and he was the first Jew to graduate in Austria. His influential textbook dictated the techniques of ophthalmological practice for several generations. He personally coloured the figures of abnormal eye conditions to ensure their accuracy; under these cirumstances the edition could not have been very large. - Garrison & Morton No. 5842; Hirschberg 469; Becker Collection, No. 9; Waller 820. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Select Collection of English Songs,

      London, for F. C. and J. Rivington; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown [& 13 others],, 1813. with their original airs: and a historical essay on the origin and progress of national song &#133; The second edition, with additional songs and occasional notes. By Thomas Park, F.S.A. 3 volumes, octavo. Early 20th-century brown half levant morocco by Henderson & Bisset, spines lettered and dated in gilt, marbled boards, top edges gilt, others uncut. Woodcut vignettes in the text, printed music; with the half-titles. Extremities rubbed, an excellent set. Second Edition. The literary antiquarian Joseph Ritson was a cantankerous figure, who nevertheless contributed greatly to literary studies before his various eccentricities multiplied into psychosis. His Select Collection of English Songs was first published in 1783. The collection is sympathetically expanded here by Thomas Park, who had helped Ritson in a number of antiquarian projects before their friendly relations were broken off before Ritson&#39;s death in 1803.

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        Voyage Round the World, in the Years 1800,1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804;

      in Which the Author visited Madeira, the Brazils, Cape of Good Hope,the English Settlements of Botany Bay and Norfolk Island; and the Principal Islands in the Pacific Ocean. A. Maxwell, London 1813, 2nd and best edition, with considerable additions & alterations. (The 1st edition is 16mo size). F 570. Much on Hawaii, Forbes 367. Hill 295. 4to, xv, (i) 516pp. A little light browning throughout, some early lower right corners bumped. Nicely rebound in full red morocco, spine in 6 panels, raised bands, gilt title. & decorated. First description of commerce in the new colony of New South Wales. Half of the book concerns Tahiti. Narrative of the Proceedings of the Le Geographe, and Naturaliste, sent on a Voyage of Discovery, by the French Government, in 1800". This details Baudin&#39;s famous voyage circumnavigating Australia, which the English regarded as a threat to their fledgling colony. The appendix includes "Some Account of New Zealand - Character of the Inhabitants - Natural Productions - Destruction of the Ship Boyd - Description of the Fejee Islands".

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        Lehre von den Augenkrankheiten, als Leitfaden zu seinen öffentlichen Vorlesungen entworfen. 2 Bde.

      . Wien, Camesina'schen Buchhandlung, 1813-1817, 8°, XX, 636, XVI, 680, 51 pp., mit ca. 79 Abb., davon 44 von Beer handcoloriert u. handsigniert, auf 9 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, 2 Pappbände der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschildern.. Feines Exemplar der ersten Ausgabe seines Hauptwerkes "Lehre von den Augenkrankheiten" - nicht zu verwechseln mit seinem Erstling "Die Lehre der Augenkrankheiten" (1792).*) - Ein Klassiker der Augenheilkunde. - Das klassische Lehrbuch der modernen Augenheilkunde und das Lebenswerk des berühmten Wiener Augenarztes! In idealer Weise verband Beer Praxis, Lehre und Forschung. Wien wurde zum Zentrum der Ophthalmologie. Zahlreiche Schüler verbreiteten die neuen Erkenntnisse in alle Welt. Sein vorliegendes Werk gibt genaue Krankheitsbeschreibungen und zeigt naturgetreue, künstlerisch vollendete Abbildungen des Auges. "..Die kolorierten Tafeln zeigen insgesamt 93 Krankheitszustände der Augen in prägnanter Ausdrucksform und klassischer Schönheit, die diese beiden Bände zu einer medizinisch-bibliophilen Kostbarkeit machen. Beer hat wie die Signatur ... ausweist, mit bewährter Hand jede Abbildung nach der Natur gezeichnet und koloriert. Viele Lehrbücher der Augenheilkunde sind ... mit handkolorierten Kupferstichen ausgestattet worden, aber keines erreicht die meisterhafte Darstellung dieses zweibändigen Werkes." - Münchow, Geschichte der Augenheilkunde. - *)"Merkwürdiger weise hat Beer selbst in seinem Lebenswerk 'Lehre von den Augenkrankheiten' Wien 1813-1817 mit keinem Wort von seiner Jugendarbeit 'Lehrbuch der Augenkrankheiten' aus dem Jahre 1792 gesprochen, - wie ja auch mancher Dichter und Tondichter seine ersten Leistungen verleugnet. Auch würde Beer, wenn er nicht das zweite Werk hätte folgen lassen, schwerlich seinen Ruhm gewonnen haben. Denn so mancher Satz des ersten ist aus anderen Werken, namentlich aus dem von Richter entnommen.Hirschberg, § 427 - - Fine copy of the first Edition of "his main ophthalmologic work", not to be mixed up with 'Lehre der Augenkrankheiten' (1792). Beer himself mentions in his main ophthalmologic work 'Lehre von den Augenkrankheiten' (1813-1817) this product of his youth not at all, - as some poets and composer try to forget their early works. Beer certainly would not have become so famous if he had not written his second book. Quite a few paragraphs in the first book are taken from other publications, especially from Richter." Hirschberg-Blodi 4, p.105 - Georg Joseph Beer (1763-1821) opened the first known eye-hospital, in Vienna, in 1786. He was a distinguished iredectomist and many of his pupils became famous ophthalmic surgeons. Beer described symptoms of glaucoma and noted the luminosity of the fundus in aniridia. Beer was considered the founder of the great Vienna school of ophthalmology and he was the first Jew to graduate in Austria. His influential textbook dictated the techniques of ophthalmological practice for several generations. He personally coloured the figures of abnormal eye conditions to ensure their accuracy; under these cirumstances the edition could not have been very large. - Garrison & Morton No. 5842; Hirschberg 469; Becker Collection, No. 9; Waller 820.

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        Culpeper's Complete Herbal and English Physician

      J. Tregortha, London 1813 - For extra pictures of the more valuable books, please press the 'Ask Bookseller A Question' button. Packed weight = 01.70kg. Please note that this is a heavy item and may require extra postage. Please contact us using the 'Ask the Bookseller a Question' link before placing your order. For non UK customers special arrangements apply to parcels weighing over 5Kg (2Kg for Canada). In very good condition overall. Internally generally clean with some marking - mainly confined to page edges. Wonderful coloured plates with one or two marks on them. Some pen marks on rear paste down. Refurbished with original suede boards in very good condition with one or two marks. Matching new suede spine in virtually as new condition with maroon nameplate with bright gold lettering. The Bianco Library website has 4 pictures of this book including both medium and large images. This description is to be read in conjunction with these photographs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mounseer Nongtongpaw: or, the Discoveries of John Bull in a Trip to Paris

      M J Godwin at the Juvenile Libray, London, United Kingdom 1813 - Printed by B McMillan, Bow Street, Covent Garden in colophon. Written by the publishers daughter, a then 10 year old Mary Godwin (Shelley) adapted a jaunty vaudeville song into a children's rhyme, ''Mounseer Nongtongpaw,'' which makes spirited fun of English bigotry and greed. Godwin published it, the first work of his prodigious child. Later research suggests a more likely author is John Taylor with the story outline being supplied by Mary. He was the author of 'Monsieur Tonson', which was also published by M J Godwin as another Juvenile Library title. CONDITION Original Pink card wraps dated 1813 to front, advertising for other Juvenile Library titles to rear (light age toning and soiling to covers, mildly rubbed to spine ends) dated 1815 to title page, pp 16 with 12 leaves of Copperplate engravings. Internally bright and clean with only the slightest age toning to page edges, original whip stitching to spine tight and secure, no inscriptions. Size: 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mimique. L&#39;Art de Connaitre les Hommes sur Leurs Attitudes, Leurs Gestes et Leurs Demarches; D&#39;Apres Lavater; Avec Trente-Deux Planches Coloriees

      Paris: Chez Saintin, 1813. Wraps. Very Good Minus. 12 mo. 5.5 by 4 inches, 14 by 10 cm. [4], 42 pp. 32 hand-colored plates. Scarce, with only three institutional holdings of it located on OCLC. While the work might have been intended as a guide to the "science" of physiogamy, its value to us is in the insights it offers about the unspoken language of expression and gesture and how it might have been intrepreted at the time. Thus we are shown that this particular appearance indicates a person incapable of introspection, this other, the confusion of an incorrigibly heartless, dishonest individual. We might reject the connection between the appearance and the character type, but the belief at the time would certainly have informed actors at the time in how to convey the personality of the characters they were playing, and in everyday life average people had to have consciously sought to mold their behavior to present themselves flatteringly in accordance with the principles set forth in such a work. So this modest entertaining book enriches our understanding of manners and culture of the day beyond that provided in costume anthologies and other works. With the contemporary wraps. Corner creases. Minor soiling and wear.

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        Guide de Berlin, de Potsdam et des environs ou description abregee des choses remarquables qui s'y trouvent. Traduit de l'Allemand. 3. Aufl.

      Berlin, Nicolai, 1813.. XXII, 339 SS., 1 Bl. m. 1 mehrf. gefalt. Kst.- Plan, kl.- 8°, Pp.- Bd. d. Zt. m. farb. Rsch.u. goldgepr. Rtit. ( Rücken aufgehellt, l. ber., besch. u. best. ).. Clauswitz / Zögner 61; Berl.- Bibl. 58 ( f. EA 1794 ); Engelmann, Bibl. geogr. 338 (1828); vgl. Schulz, 192 ( für den Plan ). - Der von Oesfeld 1798 neu gefertigte Plan mit einer gestochenen deutschsprachigen Legende unter der Darstellung. Das Buch innen tadellos sauber und von bester Erhaltung.

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        Cowslip.

      1813 1813 - Handcoloured mezzotint. London: Ackermann 1813. 53 x 40 cm. * Romantic version of a "milkmaid" holding a cup. John Raphael Smith (1752-1812), eminent mezzotint and stipple engraver of portraits and decorative subjects.

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        An Historical and Topographical Account of Fulham; including the Hamlet of Hammersmith.

      T. Egerton, T. Payne, Becket and Porter etc, London. 1813 - First edition. pp. x, [i-iv] Contents and List of Plates. Illustrations, including folding map. Quarto. Quarter leather, newly and professionally rebacked, paper boards. Marbled endpapers and edges. Contains a List of Subscribers. Corners a little rubbed. Some of the engravings, in particular the darker ones, have off-set onto the pages opposite. Prelims a little spotted. Very good. Bookplate. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eclogae Plantarum Rariorum aut minus cognitarum. Graminum (Fasciculus Primus-Quartus).

      - Vienna, Anton Strauss for the author, 1813-1820. 4 parts bound in two. Folio (488 x 345mm). pp. 64, with 40 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary board. A very rare work by Joseph Franz, son of and botanical successor to Nikolaus Joseph Jacquin. The work is also listed as 'Eclogae Graminum Rariorum'. No title was printed as the work was never finished. A 5th part was planned but only 8 proof plates appeared and are only found in a very few copies. The work is devoted to newly discovered species of grasses. One plate with a small brown spot and one plate with small marginal repair. The original printed blue wrappers bound in.Great Flower Books p. 61; Nissen BBI, 968; Stafleu & Cowan 3237. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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&#39;s Anti-Venereal Pills (offered "By His Majesty&#39;s Authority" no less!). Scarce. .

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        Principj di architettura civile. Tri volumi

      Tipografia Giuseppe Remondini - Bassano 1813 - Tri volumi. Terza edizione veneta. Riveduta, emendata, ed accresciuta di Figure disegnate ed incise in Roma da Gio. Battista Cipriani Sanese. Con Tavole X + XII + VIII incise e ripiegate fuori testo. 280 + 308 + 263 pagine. 23,5x16 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent

      1813. <p>Cadell, William Archibald (1775-1855). Autograph letter signed to an unidentified recipient. N.p., n.d. (1813 or after). 1 page. 198 x 160 mm. Mounted. Very good.</p><p>Letter with good geological content from Scottish mathematician and antiquary W. A. Cadell, discussing the recent work of French mineralogist René-Just Hauy (1743-1822), famous for "Hauy&#39;s law" stating that every crystal of precise chemical structure and purity has a specific and characteristic shape:</p><p>"I send you Lucas&#39;s work it may be interesting to your mineralogical acquaintances as it contains the alterations which M. Hauy has made in his method since the publication of his work. . . .</p><p>"Some analysis of fer spath[&#133;] [iron spar?] have shewn that it often contains no lime this contradicts the classification which Mr. Hauy has given of that substance for he places it under the head of carbonate of lime. . . ."</p><p>"Lucas&#39;s work" refers to Jean-André-Henri Lucas&#39;s Tableau méthodique des espèces minérales, extraite du Tableau cristallographique publié par M. Hauy en 1809 (1813). Dictionary of National Biography.</p>

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        Travels in Sweden During the Autumn of 1812 : Illustrated By Maps and Other Plates

      Robert Baldwin, London 1813 - Relatively clean copy of rare book with usual library stamps and Reference Department bookplate to inside front cover. Marbled covers with brown leather spine and corners. Front cover and first few pages detached and rear cover almost detached. Signs of shelf wear with scuffing to edges and surface wearing away in place particularly to the leather. Surface of leather worn away completely to spine. Attempt has been made to hold covers on with clear tape. Internally some dirtyish marks from reading but relatively clean and unmarked. Only real sign of foxing is slight foxing to rear of some of the maps. Apart from covers tightly bound. In need of some TLC. Thomas Thomson found himself without employment in the autumn of 1812, and taking advantage of the recent peace between Britain and Sweden, undertook a tour to "observe the manners and dispositions of the people, and the progress which they had made in arts and civilization; but likewise to take a minerology survey of the country as far as could be done by hastily traversing it; to view as nearly as possible the state of chemistry in Sweden, and to make myself acquainted with the discoveries made in that science by the Swedes during the last ten years." Heavy book may require extra postage for overseas delivery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Grammaire de la langue arabe , vulgaire et littéraire.

      Paris, Imprimerie Impériale 1813 - Ouvrage posthume de Savary, traducteur du Coran. Augmenté de quelques contes arabes par l&#146;éditeur (M. Langlès) Grammatica linguae Arabicae vulgaris necnon litteralis, dialogos complectens. In-8° de [xii] +536p, demi basane noire, plat moucheté, dos à 4 nerfs orné de 4 fleurons, reliure d&#146;époque (intérieur frais et très bien conservé, sans rousseurs). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A CATALOGUE OF BOOKS, BELONGING TO THE LIBRARY COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA VOL 2 - PART 1

      Philadelphia: Thomas T. Stiles 1813 - 6 1/4 x 10 in. 128 pp. Original contemporary binding of cream and blue paper boards. The paper is hand-laid with a natural edge. Condition is VERY GOOD ; boards have wear at corners with light shelf wear. Covers are rubbed with some faint foxing. Spine has loss at sides and ends, with loss over some of the sewn lines, but overall the stitched binding is very sound with a hint of looseness to the front cover. The text is excellent, bright, clean and clear, with some toning to edges and just a few spots/foxing. The title page has the name of "Thos M. Willing, May 9 1814" written at top, in ink. Thomas Mayne Willing (1767-1822) was the grandson of Charles Willing, a mayor of Philadelphia, and the son of Thomas Willing (1731-1821,) also a mayor of Philadelphis and the president of the Bank of North America. Rare. RGR. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ORDENANZAS DE LA ILUSTRE UNIVERSIDAD, Y CASA DE CONTRATACIÓN DE LA M.N. Y M.L. VILLA DE BILBAO ,( Insertos sus reales privilegios ) APROBADAS, CONFIRMADAS POR EL REY NUESTRO SEÑOR DON FELIPE QUINTO, AÑO DE 1737.

      Imp. José Rúbio., Villanueva y la Geltru. 1813 - 2 h + 353 p + 31 h. Palau 202727. Curiosa impresión en Vilanova y la Gelttru de unas ordenanzas de Bilbao. Plena piel, y tejuelo ( rozada ).

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        Carte itinéraire et politique d'Europe d'après les derniers traités de paix avec les plans des principales villes d'Europe. Teils grenzkolor. Stahlstich-Karte von N. Maire, Paris, 1813-15. 77 x 112 cm. In 32 Segmenten auf Leinwand aufgezogen. Gefaltet.,

      1813 - Große figurale Titelkartusche links oben, mit 12 Randansichten von Städten wie Rom, London, Paris, Berlin, Kopenhagen u.a.- Wenige schwache Stockfleckchen. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JOHN TRUMBULL TO LORD SIDMOUTH, ACCOMPANIED BY TRUMBULL'S NOTES ON THEIR RESULTING CONVERSATION ON THE WAR OF 1812].

      [London]. June . 1813 - 3pp. Both sheets held together with period wax and a seal tamp. Quarto. Old fold lines, very faint. Fine. Letter sent by Trumbull to Sidmouth requesting "the honour of a few minutes conversation at any hour which his Lordship shall please to name." The second sheet bears Sidmouth's cordial response, naming the time and place. It does not appear that Trumbull was acting in kind of official capacity but was, perhaps, merely paying an informal social visit on an influential friend. On the verso of Sidmouth's response, Trumbull has made notes on their conversation. His notes read, in part: "Conversation turned on the destruction of small towns on the Chesapeake. I expressed my high satisfaction that the officers & troops in Canada, instead of retaliating the threats held out in Gen'l Hull's proclamation, of giving no quarters & the conduct of the commanding officer of Fort Niagra, in firing hot balls upon the Village of Newark - had conducted the war with humanity & restrained the savages in a great degree from their usual habits of indiscriminate destruction & burning.His [Lordship] made many professions of gen'l good will to the U.S. - regretted the war which had been forced upon [Great Britain] by the unreasonable pretensions of the [American Government], etc." Trumbull served as John Jay's secretary during the peace negotiations with Britain that followed the American Revolution. Sidmouth had served as a Speaker in the House of Commons during Trumbull's time as Jay's secretary, and the two may have become friendly at that time. Likewise, Trumbull spent significant time in London for his painting career. When Trumbull called on Sidmouth in 1813, Sidmouth was in the beginning of his lengthy term as Britain's Home Secretary. An interesting piece for those interested in both Trumbull and the War of 1812.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Brief mit eigenh. U. ("le M[arech]al duc de Conegliano").

      Paris, 21. VI. 1813. - 1 S. Gr.-4to. In französischer Sprache an Kriegsminister Henri Clarke d&#146;Hunebourg, Duc de Feltre (1765-1818). - Auf Briefpapier mit Briefkopf der "Inespection générale de la Gendamerie Imperiale".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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&#39;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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        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 &#147;Supplement.&#148; A wonderful reference for British shipping in the War of 1812 era. Rebound in full morocco. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        Northern campaigns, from the commencement of the war in 1812, to the armistice signed and ratified June 4, 1813;: With an appendix, containing all the . Alexander & Buonaparte. In two volumes

      Published by Patrick Martin and Co. . and by J. Ballantyne and Co. Edinburgh; and J. Cumming, Dublin 1813 - 2 volume set. Patrick Martin, 1813 printing. 8vo. Good binding and cover. Hardcover. Contemporary boards, rebacked modern spines. Foxing. Hand painted fold out maps. See our pictures. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        A Voyage Round the World, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804, in which the Author visited Madeira, the Brazils, Cape of Good Hope, the English Settlements of Botany Bay and Norfolk Island, and the Principal Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

      A. Maxwell., London 1813 - with Continuation of their History to the present period, Quarto, title, [iii] iv-vi, [ix] x-xv [1] 516pp. some spotting, small margin corner cut last 6 pages. contemporary calf [worn] over marbled boards. Second and 'Best' Edition, considerable additions and alterations. The party sailed from Portsmouth in 1800 "intent on taking advantage of the lucrative fur trade on the northwest coast of America. Turnbull was the business manager of the expedition. Though the voyage was a financial failure, it did obtain interesting information about various South Sea islands, such as Norfolk Island, Tahiti, Hawaii, and the Tonga Islands, and made the discovery of the Margaret, Phillips, and Holt islands in the Tuamotu Archipelago" - [Hill 1728]

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        [K 384]. Die Entführung aus dem Serail Oper in drey Ackten... L&#39;enlevement du Serail. [Full score]

      Bonn: Simrock [PN] 949]. [ca. 1813]. Folio. 19th century quarter dark green leather with marbled boards, spine with titling in decorative compartments gilt. 1f. (title, verso blank), [1]-[2] (blank), 3-108., 2ff. (blank), 109-272, 2ff. (blank), [273]-350, 1f. (blank). Engraved. With text in German and French. & & Small sewing hole to upper blank inner margin. Previous owner&#39;s name and small handstamp to foot of title. A very good, well-margined copy, printed on high quality paper with strong impression. . First Edition. Rare. Hirsch II, 639. Sonneck Orchestral Music p. 117. RISM M4246, MM4246 (a total of 3 copies in the U.S.). Köchel 8 p. 384. Haberkamp I p. 180. Hoboken 11, 141. & & First performed in Vienna at the Burgtheater on July 16th 1782, with a libretto by Johann Gottlieb Stephanie the Younger after Christoph Friedrich Bretzner. & & "The most important composition of this period, [1780-1783] however, was Die Entführung aus dem Serail, the libretto of which was given to Mozart at the end of July 1781. Originally planned for September, the première was postponed until the following summer (Mozart had completed the first act in August 1781). The opera was a great success: Gluck requested an extra performance, Schikaneder&#39;s troupe mounted an independent production in September 1784 (although the aria &#145;Martern aller Arten&#146; was replaced because the orchestra was incapable of performing the obbligato solos), and productions were soon mounted in cities throughout German-speaking Europe. The earliest lengthy obituary of Mozart, in the Musikalische Korrespondenz der Teutschen Filarmonischen Gesellschaft of 4 January 1792, described the work as &#145;the pedestal upon which his fame was erected&#146;." Cliff Eisen et al in Grove online& & "The composition of this opera coincided with Mozart&#39;s marriage to Constanze Weber and his permanent settling in Vienna as a freelance composer and performer. Despite the intrigues and complications which plagued the premiere, it proved to be Mozart&#39;s most popular opera in his lifetime, partly due to the fashion for plays and operas on oriental subjects. But it was of this piece that the Emperor, according to Niemetschek (1798), made his famous comment: &#39;Too beautiful for our ears, my dear Mozart, and vastly too many notes&#39;, to which Mozart replied &#39;Just as many as are necessary, your Majesty&#39;." Robbins Landon: The Mozart Compendium, p. 249.

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        An Essay Towards A Theory of Apparitions

      London, Cadell and Davies. 1813, 1813. First Edition. Slim 8vo. Contemporary marbled boards with vellum corners, recent leather spine titled in silver gilt to green title label. Alastair Robb-Smith&#39;s bookplate to front pastedown. Some very light foxing. The first attempt to explain apparitions and phantoms as mental hallucinations on a physio-pathological basis. Fascinating reading.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Rural Sports (4 Volume Set)

      Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown . By Thomas Davison, London 1813 - Slight wear to extremities (chiefly to spine edges, foredges and corners; chiefly rubbing); slight sunning and fading to spines; slight stains, rubbing and browning to covers (leather over cloth; chiefly to midsections); previous owner's repairs and markings (chiefly to inner hinges of volumes 1 and 4; tape repair); slight internal browning and/or foxing (chiefly to edges and preliminaries; generally unaffecting engravings). [ca. 450] pages per volume. Title on spines: Daniel's Rural Sports. Later issue of the original compilation, with varying imprint dates on engraved title pages (from 1802 to 1812); includes coverage of virtually every outdoor sport in Great Britain (chiefly England and Scotland) -- angling, hunting (including fox hunting), riding and training of dogs and horses, etc, with various chapters on such topics as gamekeepers, poachers, various types of guns, formulas for the best gunpowder, etc. Particularly notable for the wealth of illustrative material, capturing the natural states of virtually every land mammal and bird in the British Isles (plus a few portraits, diagrams, and 1 double- page engraved insert chart in volume 2). Includes bibliographical references, plus 2 indexes (at rear of volumes 3 and 4) and a list of subscribers (preliminaries of volume 4). See BMC, volume 6, page 929, column 328 (originally published in 2 volumes, 1801-02; later issues published between 1807 and 1813). 4 volumes complete; bound uniformly in 3/4 maroon straight-grained morocco over red-brown linen cloth, spines stamped gilt and decorated in blind, with partly raised bands, plain endpapers, all edges trimmed. Additional relevant material (including an additional color illustration; but principally newspaper clippings) present. Daniel (ca. 1753-1833), English sporting writer and divine; graduate of Christ's College, Cambridge (M. A., 1790) and took orders. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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