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        Westminster Abbey;

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

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        The Seasons

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

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

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

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

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        Select Views in Great Britain

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Pera]
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        The twenty-four views in Cornwall. The fourth part of Britannia Depicta.

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

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

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

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

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

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        War of 1812 American Ship Pass Henry Wellsley Historic British Ambassaor

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

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

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        Picturesque representations of the dress and manners of the austrians.

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

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

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

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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 “Supplement.” A wonderful reference for British shipping in the War of 1812 era. Rebound in full morocco. Rare.

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

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

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

      - Busto raffigurante il musicista Giuseppe Verdi (Bussetto, 1813-1901) su piedistallo coevo. Dimensioni: altezza cm.41; larghezza cm.21; profondità cm.21. Scultura in legno di gradevole fattura e proporzione. Nessuna indicazione circa l'Autore. 2900 gr.

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

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

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        Perry's Victory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Eclogues of Virgil: With an English Translation and Notes

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

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

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

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        The Life of Nelson

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

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        De Adventu Serenissimi Ducis Friderici Gulielmi Elegia

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

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

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

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        East India Isles.

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

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

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

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        Letters written in a Mahratta Camp during the Year 1809,

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

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

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

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

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

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        Historical Sketch of Moscow:

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

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

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

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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 - 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.'" - Wolff Very scarce on the market First edition. 3 vols., 8vo. xx, 224; [2], 239; [2], 302, [2, ads] pp. 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. Wolff 316; Summers, Gothic Bibliography, p. 354; Loeber B93 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Sea is open. Trade revives

      London, R. Ackermann, Dec. 13th, , 1813. Hand-coloured etching (355 × 275 mm) Very good. A British and a Dutch sailor in Amsterdam fraternally celebrate the liberation of Holland. The Englishman sits on a bench, his right leg sprawling on the top of a cask which serves as table, his left arm round the waist of the Dutchman who stands beside him with a paper inscribed 'Paris Imperial Decree Napol[eon]' under his foot; the latter's right knee is raised high in the act of trampling. The Englishman holds up a foaming tankard of 'Brown Stout', the Dutchman holds up a tobacco-pipe in his right hand, a bottle of 'Hollands' in the left …Behind them are their respective flags, leaning towards each other: red ensign and the striped flag of the Sovereign Prince, inscribed 'Orange Boven 1813' …On the cask are a large loaf, a round Dutch cheese with a slice out of it, tobacco-box, pipe, glass, and knife. On the ground is a collection of documents which has been set on fire: a large ledger inscribed 'Continental System' and papers: 'Confederation of the Rhine', 'Napo[leon]' … Above the two flags floats a ribbon inscribed in large letters: 'Eendragt maakt Magt' and below 'Concord makes Power'" (George - of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum). The BM copy is in full, bright colour, this copy is rather more subtly coloured in orange and pale blue/grey.

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        Unterhaltungen über den Menschen. Dritter Theil. Unvollständig!

      Wien: gedruckt auf Kosten Herausgebers 1813 - OPBd., 563 S., Register, 8° mit- 66 kolorierten Kupfern von 72 avisierten Tafeln im Text u. gestochener Titelblattvignette. Mit- zwei Rückenschildchen u. gemusterten Decken. Alte Besitzerunterschrift auf Vorsatz. Pappband etwas berieben und bestoßen; Kanten u. Ecken leicht beschabt. Bindung gelockert. Einzelne Tafeln sauber u. frisch; manche, etwa 10 Kupfern lose aber nicht verloren. Es fehlen folgende Tafeln u. Textseiten: Taf. N°: 41; 42; 43; 44; 45; 65 * S.: 527 - 530. , sonst gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Napoleonide, ou les Fastes Napoleon. (Ouvrage Italien de M. Petroni, traduit en Francais par M. Tercy [and M. ***]. Les notes numismatiques de M. Poggi; les notes litteraires de M. Biagioli; les medailles dessinees par M. Pecheux et gravees....

      Parigi : Didot, 1813, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFinely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt-cross bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 550 pages; Physical desc.: xxiv, 550 p : ill. Illustrative medallions by Benoit Pécheux (b. 1779); notes by Antonio Pitaro (1774-1833?); preface and French explanations of medallions and odes by Joseph Lavallée (1747-1816). Subject: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821. Genre: Poetry. Language: French ; Italian ; Multiple languages.

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      London:: Cadell & Davies,. 1813.. Map of Polynesia including the north east quadrant of Australia. Tooley 980, p. 131. Drawn under the direction of Mr. Pinkerton by I. Hebert, Neele sculpt. Published Janr. 1st 1813 by Cadell & Davies, Strand, and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row. Polynesia including Hawaii, the Philippines, New Guinea, Tahiti, Fiji, New Caledonia, the New Hebrides and the northeastern quadrant of Australia, entitled "New Holland". 70 x 51 cm. Copper engraving with original period outline & wash color. Very good condition.

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        Ob man die alte Hoffnung aufgeben sollte, den Stein aus der Blase auf mechanische oder chemische Weise einst noch wegschaffen zu können (pp.289-303; 305-318; 321-331, 1 gefalt. Tafel mit 7 Fig.).

      - Med.-chir. Ztg., 1813/1. - Salzburg, Mayr'schen Buchdruckerey, 1813, 8°, 432 pp., 1 gestochene Tafel, feiner Pappband der Zeit, mit roten Rüchenschild. First Edition of the first scientific treatise on the transurethral destruction and extraction of bladder stones without any incision being made! - - It was at this time, in the early nineteenth century, that there was much controversy about whether a straight sound or tube could be passed through the male urethra. A Bavarian physician, Dr. Gruithuisen (1774-1852), settled this question, and at the same time devised the first model of a possibly workable lithotrite for the destruction of bladder stones. - - His scientific work on the treatment of bladder stones Gruithuisen's most important work in urology was his memoir published in the Medicinisch-Chirurgische Zeitung (Journal of Medicine and Surgery) of Salzburg. It appeared on 4 March 1813 with the very significant title ''Should one abandon the long-standing hope of one day being able to remove stones in the bladder by mechanical or chemical means?'' (''Ob man die alte Hoffnung aufgeben sollte, den Stein aus der Blase auf mechanische oder chemische Weise einst noch wegschaffen zu können?''). - - Only after many years of experimenting on animals, cadavers, and, partly on himself, Dr. Gruithuisen decided to present his instruments and publish his results. - The first practical attempts to remove a bladder stone by a transurethral method may be credited to Gruithuisen, who in 1813 published a description and illustration of the instrument he had devised. He distinguished between six possible treatments of bladder stones: by perineal incision (lithotomy), by washing the bladder with water, by crushing the stone (mechanical), by dissolving it with chemicals, by galvanic pulverisation, and by combining the mechanical and chemical methods. The last procedure seemed the best to him. - In 1813 Gruithuisen tested the method by passing a straight tube into a bladder. He demonstrated that a large straight tube could be passed into the bladder and he tried to secure the stone by a loop of wire before perforating it with a trephine driven by a drill bow. - His mechanical instrument consisted of a tube with awire loop, which, when placed in the bladder, would hold the stone in place against the tube for drilling or injection. The wires passed through holes in the wall of the tube into the interior and out at the external end, so that the operator holding the wire ends could keep the stone against the tube. A drill turned by the fingers or a small injection tube could be passed through the first tube. His original idea was to examine the stones, and according to the chemical analysis of the stones use an appropriate dissolving chemical solution. But no satisfactory solution could be found in vivo. - Then Gruithuisen invented an instrument consisting of a strong metal rod, having at one end two diverging branches, which were sharp along the opposing edges, like the blades of a pair of scissors. This rod was drawn into an external straight hollow tube, which determined the approach of the diverging blades to each other. The stone was thus cut, and also tended to be crushed. - Gruithuisen found that a conductor with a thick and straight shaft and a round tip facilitated its introduction and reduced the danger of injuring the urethra. In addition, the straight shaft with a thick lumen permitted other working instruments to be introduced into the bladder after the mandrin had been removed, as in the case of modern-day instruments. He used chicken-egg white as a natural lubricant. - Gruithuisen also suggested the use of an electric current to destroy stones in the bladder after the introduction of the instruments. His source of electric power was a voltaic pile, consisting of platinum discs separated by silk covered with ''gum lac''. The electric current was to be delivered to the stone by two platinum wires carried into the bladder . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Washington, D.C. November 1, 1813.. Partially printed document on vellum, completed in manuscript, measuring 2 3/4 x 8 inches. Old folds. Near fine. In a half morocco and cloth folding box, spine gilt. A nice example of James Madison's signature. The signature is found on a portion of a General Land Office document, and Madison has signed it as a witness and has "caused the Seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto affixed" (though the seal is not contained on the portion of the document present here). The document has also been signed by Edward Tiffin, Commissioner of the General Land Office. Tiffin was a prominent Ohio politician and the first Commissioner of the General Land Office, which managed allocations of federal lands.

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        Ferme Ornée: or, Rural Improvements

      - A Series of Domestic and Ornamental Designs, suited to Parks, Plantations, Rides, Walks, Rivers, Farms, &c. Consisting of Fences, Paddock Houses, A Bath, A Dog-Kennel, Pavilions, Farm-Yards, Fishing-Houses, Sporting-Boxes, Shooting-Lodges, Single and Double Cottages, &c. Calculated for landscape and picturesque effects. Engraved in aqua-tinta on thirty-eight plates. With Appropriate Scenery, Plans, and Explanations. A New Edition. J. Taylor, London, 1813. Original boards in blue-grey with paper label stamped in black type affixed to spine; uncut; Secondo, 315x250 mms. Third Edition. Thirty-eight aquatint plates, one leaf of advertisements bound at the front. Bookseller's four page 'A Catalogue of Modern Books on Architecture', bound in at the rear unopened. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tracts on Delirium Tremens, on Peritonitis and on The Gout

      Thomas Underwood, London 1813 - 272pp. G+ : in Good condition plus without dust jacket. Leather rubbed at extremeties. Ex-library from Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. Minimal markings. Only sporadic foxing. Some pencil annotations within Red half-leather cover over marbled boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recherches sur la géographie systématique et positive des anciens ; pour servir de base à l'histoire de la géographie ancienne

      Imprimerie de la République An VI [1798] - Imprimerie Impériale, Paris 1813 - Four volumes, quarto, with 53 maps on 28 folding plates and an engraved compass rose; contemporary half calf and marbled boards, joints repaired with old spines laid back down, double leather labels; sides a bit worn and a few stains but a good set. Greek and Roman geographers. Only edition of this substantial study of the geography of the ancients, analysing their understanding and mapping from Europe and Africa to as far afield as India and the Indian Ocean. Various maps show the knowledge or imagination of early geographers such as Ptolemy, Strabo, Pomponius Mela, Herodotus and Isidore of Seville, while the text deals exhaustively with the history of geography and geographers, however obscure. As a test for example it is interesting to see that Cosmas Indicopleustes is discussed at some length.Pascal-François Gossellin (1751-1830) travelled widely through Europe as a young man, while his parents encouraged him to learn the ways of business. He joined the Royal Council of Commerce in 1784, and later the central administration under Louis XVI. He continued to travel, and developed friendships with Necker and Voltaire, both then in Switzerland.However he was always pulled towards the world of learning and especially the study of ancient geography. In 1790 he won a competition set by the Academie Royale des Inscriptions (see above) and the following year he was elected to membership.When the Revolution came he devoted himself to research for this book, analysing all the texts to which he had access. The book was published in two halves, fifteen years apart, with the second half appearing just before the restoration of the monarchy. His involvement with the world of learning included his appointment as President du conservatoire at the Bibliothèque Nationale in 1803. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "BRAAK, TER; OUD-VOSSEMEER Album amicorum in de vorm van een oblong doosje met losse blaadjes van Cato ter Braak te Oud-Vossemeer, 1836-1838.".

      "Bijdragen o.m. van haar broer G.J. ter Braak en van vrienden en vriendinnen te Oud-Vossemeer: A. de Graaff Gz., J. Ruytenburg, M.K. en K.J. Stoutjesdijk, J.D. Kruysse Jr.; voorts uit St.-Maartensdijk: A.F.H. Rijnberg en een officier van gezondheid Rijnberg; te Amersfoort A.E. v.d. Tol en F.L. van Ruyven; en zonder plaatsaanduiding: L.J. van den Oudendijk en M.L. Pické. Ten slotte nog twee blaadjes uit een ander album: C.S.M. Rutgers, Hattem 1813 en neef H.L. van der Merwede, Kampen 1812. M3146/AA054".

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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 - 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 (LEWIS AND CLARK) Reprint of 1812 edition. 16mo. 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. 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. Wagner-Camp 8:7; Sabin 24508; Graff 1331; Rader 1397. Howes F153a

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

      Size: 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall, 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.

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