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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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        Polynesia

      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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        [PARTIALLY PRINTED DOCUMENT, SIGNED BY JAMES MADISON AS PRESIDENT, BEING THE WITNESS PORTION OF A GENERAL LAND OFFICE DOCUMENT]

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

      Paris: Imprimerie de la République An VI [1798] - Imprimerie Impériale, 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.

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        Quelques Mémoires sur différens Sujets: la plupart d'histoire naturelle, ou de physique générale et particulière.

      Belin, Paris, 1813. - 120 X 200 mm. relié demi-chagrin marron, dos à nerfs orné avec pièce de titre en basane bleue, tr. jaspées (rel. de l'ép.). X-428 pp. Seconde éditon, ornée d'une planche et d'une carte dépliante gravées. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LOOK YOU HERE! REPUBLICANS!

      [Np, but likely New York]. April 1813.. Broadside, 8 x 6 1/2 inches. Minimal soiling. Near fine. Signed in print by "a Republican of '93" and printed less than ten months after the start of the War of 1812, this circular is addressed to John Nicholas. It begins: "As John Nicholas, Esquire, has been so obliging as to favor the Republican party in this county with his own undivided assistance and direction, and has very modestly added a tolerable long biographical account of himself to his other laconic morsels, I feel anxious that he should superadd to his former hard labors, unequivocal Answers to a few pertinent Questions." Six acerbically pointed queries follow concerning John Nicholas' actions on the subjects of DeWitt Clinton (lieutenant governor of New York and the Federalist Party's presidential nominee in 1812); a whiskey tax of "25 Cents on the gallon"; and the Quid Council. It closes by asking, "Pray, Mr. Nicholas, were you born in the state of New- York?"

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        The History of the Town and Port of Dover, and of Dover Castle; With a Short Account of the Cinque Ports. 2 volume set

      Dover and London Ledger and Shaw; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Browne 1813. G+ : in Good condition plus with marbled eps. Spines rubbed with crack near lower tail of volume II. Several fold out plates in volume II torn at folds. Some offsetting from plates and browning to prelims First Edition Contemporary calf gilt 280mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). xlviii, 366pp; 390pp. 18 plates, some folding. Volume II published in 1814 and includes a list of subscribers.

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        Memoirs of the kings of Spain of the house of Bourbon : from the accession of Philip the Fifth to the death of Charles the Third 1700 .... to .... 1788 : Drawn from original and unpublished documents - [Complete in 3 volumes]

      London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1813, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionMinor library marks remain internally. Very good copies all in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally re-cased with the original, elaborately gilt-tooled spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Physical desc.: 3 v. : geneal. tables ; 27 cm. Pagination: Vol. 1: xxii, [8], *19-*69, [3], 434 p. -- Vol. 2: [8], 465, [1] p. -- Vol. 3: [8], 540, [32] p. Referenced by: Palau y Dulcet (2nd ed.) 64241 (note). Subject: Spain - History - Bourbons, 1700-. BOURBON, House of.

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        A Treatise on Courts Martial and Military Law: Containing an

      1813. Early American Military Law Treatise Maltby, Isaac [1767-1819]. A Treatise on Courts Martial and Military Law: Containing an Explanation of the Principles Which Govern Courts Martial and Courts of Inquiry, Under the Authority of an Individual State, and of the United States, in War and Peace. The Powers and Duties of Individuals in the Army, Navy, and Militia; and the Punishments to Which They May be Liable, Respectively, for Violations of Duty. The Necessary Forms for Calling, Assembling, and Organizing Courts Martial, and All Other Proceedings of Said Courts. Boston: Printed by Thomas B. Wait and Co., 1813. [viii], 272 pp. Octavo (5" x 8-1/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Toning to text, occasional light foxing, internally clean. * Only edition of an early American work on military law and courts martial. Based principally on legal and military American sources, it includes a series of twenty-two appendices. The first (and most extensive) contains the American Articles of War adopted in 1806, which outline the procedures for a court martial. Maltby, a member of the Massachusetts legislature and a presidential elector, was a brigadier general of the state militia during the War of 1812. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 9026.

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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. 2 Volume set

      Edinburgh: Constable & Co. G : in Good condition with marbled eps. Some outer joint cracking and upper board of volume II a little weak. Neat signature of a previous owner on title page of Volume I. Heraldic book-plate on paste-downs. Some occasional pencil annotation and some age browning to a number of pages otherwise contents G+. 1813. Second Edition. Half leather green board cover. 390mm x 250mm (15" x 10"). 759pp, xiv, + plates;752pp, xiii, + plates. Heraldic engravings. Heraldic book-plate of William John Lee 'Fide et Constantia.'. .

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        WASHINGTON THEATRE...ON MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 6, WILL BE PRESENTED THE COMEDY OF THE SCHOOL OF REFORM; OR, HOW TO RULE A HUSBAND....TO WHICH WILL BE ADDED...THE CELEBRATED GRAND HEROIC PANTOMIME...HERCULES & OMPHALE...[caption title]

      Washington City: W. Cooper, [1813].. Broadside, 21 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. Minor soiling and wear. Contemporary manuscript corrections. Very good. The Washington Theatre was the second theatre in early Washington. The first was the National Theatre, originally formed by Thomas Wignell and Alexander Reinagle with the company from Philadelphia's Chestnut Street Theatre. The National Theatre opened in 1800 in an unfinished hotel. Within three years money was raised for a second, more permanent theatre, which would be suitable to entertain Jefferson, Madison, and other important personages in the new capital. On Nov. 16, 1804 the Washington Theatre opened its doors on Pennsylvania Avenue. The first season completed Dec. 17, 1804, and the theatre did not reopen its doors until the following autumn. In 1808 the Wignell company began regular summer seasons, which had the benefit of getting the company out of Philadelphia during the yellow fever season, as well as providing uninterrupted practice for the cast and crew. The season of 1808 began on September 7 and lasted a mere nine nights; the season for 1809 ran from June 13 to August 7. Closed in 1810 due to lack of success, the theatre was advertised for sale June of 1811. It failed to sell, and the company reopened for a summer season later that month. They managed to stay open for the next several summer seasons, despite war with Britain and a terrible theatre fire in Richmond in December 1812 which killed eighty people and caused a country-wide anti-theatre crusade. By 1813, when this broadside was printed, the War of 1812 was raging. This copy is particularly notable for its contemporary annotations, with fourteen cast and scene changes marked. If these are taken as last-minute changes, the annotations provide a great deal of information about the actual performance of September 6, as well as the dramatic exegesis caused by losing, for example, the singer Mrs. Green, which caused the song "Bright Chanticleer" to be entirely cancelled. An extensive description is given of the pantomime of "Hercules & Omphale," choreographed by James Byrn. Byrn created a number of ballets in America, some of which he later staged in London. The playbill also indicates that the epilogue to "School of Reform" was spoken by the English actress Mrs. Mason, a brilliant comedienne of the times. Aside from a unique playbill at Harvard, this is the earliest surviving broadside of a Washington, D.C. theatre; the next nearest is 1816. Unique and interesting.

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        Magazin der Entomologie. Band I-IV (all published).

      Halle, Hendel, 1813-1821. 4 volumes. 8vo (205 x 120mm). pp. vii, (1), 150, 194; x, 346; viii, 464; x, 462 with 10 (6 hand-coloured) engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spines with gilt lines and lettering (first volume recently bound to match). A complete set of this scarce and early German entomological periodical. Ernst Friedrich Germar (1786-1853) was a German entomologist and mineralogist and a professor of mineralogy at the University of Halle.//Horn & Schenkling 7564.

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        CON FECHA DE 26 DE JULIO ULTIMO ME DICE EL SENOR SECRETARIO DE ESTADO Y DEL DESPACHO DE LA GOBERNACION DE ULTRAMAR LO SIGUIENTE [caption title].

      Havana. Sept. 20, 1813. - 1p. plus integral blank. Folio. Old fold lines. Moderately chipped and worn at edges. Evenly tanned. Contemporary manuscript notations. Good. A rare Havana imprint. As Spanish power in the New World was waning, it's grip on Cuba was threatened by domestic and foreign intruders. This decree, issued by Fernando VII on June 17, 1813 and printed September 20th, orders the annulment of all criminal cases. This amnesty policy, extended to other areas of New Spain as well, sought to placate opposition forces. It calls on all levels of government to announce and enforce the decree. It is endorsed in manuscript.

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        The works of Mrs. Cowley : dramas and poems / Mrs. Hannah (Parkhouse) Cowley - [Complete in 3 volumes)

      London : Wilkie and Robinson, 1813, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionGood to very good copies all finely bound in contemporary calf over marble boards with the title blocked direct in gilt. Some wear and toning to the spine bands. Remains an uncommonly good example.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical desc.: 3 v (xxi,471,422,371p). Contents: With 1p of booksellers' advertisements in vol 3. Notes: 1, 2: Dramas. 3: Poems. Contents: v.1-2. Dramas.--v.3. Poems.

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        LE PLUTARQUE FRANCAIS EN 2 TOMES

      LEPETIT 1813 - RO20147128: 398 + 403 pages. Tranches marbrées. Quelques gravures en noir et blanc, hors texte. titre dorés sur pièce de titre rouge, Tomaisons sur pièce de titre vert, Filets et fleurons dorés sur le dos cuir marron. Coiffes légèrement abimées. ou Abrege des Vies des Hommes illustres dont la France s'honore, depuis le commencement de la Monarchie jusqu'a nos jours, avec des lecons explicatives de leurs grandes actions. Ouvrage elementaire, orne de quarante portraits, destine a l'usage de la jeunesse. In-12 Relié plein cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 840.08-XIX ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        War of 1812 American Ship Pass Henry Wellsley Historic British Ambassaor

      Henry WELLESLEY, Cadiz 1813 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Skottowe Manuscript. Illustrations by Richard Browne. Foreword by Sir David Attenborough, commentary by Tim Bonyhady and notes by John Calaby

      The first and only publication of {i The Skottowe Manuscript} since its creation in 1813. This full colour-facsimile and study of the famous manuscript in the Mitchell Library won the prestigious Galley Club of Sydney Award for Excellence. The Skottowe Manuscript. Two volumes, 80 & 112 pp., large octavo format (310 x 195 mm.), with 27 full-page watercolours and 26 pages of manuscript in colour-facsimile; printed on high quality gloss art paper, bound in fine cloth; slipcase.{b Celebrated as the best designed, illustrated adult book in the Australian Book Publishers Association Design Awards, {i The Skottowe Manuscript} is a rare and valuable collector's piece. It is also a remarkable natural history of New South Wales. David Attenborough writes in his foreword that the book's beauty lies in its representation of '…a land full of marvels seen with wonder and innocence'.}This is the first and only publication of {i The Skottowe Manuscript} since its creation one hundred and seventy-five years ago. In 1813, Thomas Skottowe, an early colonial official, and convict artist Richard Browne compiled a remarkable record of the birds, animals, insects, reptiles, and fish of the New South Wales region, comprising 27 watercolours and 26 pages of hand-written copper-plate text. For each illustration in Volume I, Skottowe records his own excited comments and the native name for the subject, making {i The Skottowe Manuscript }a delight to read as well as admire. To place the work in its historical context, author and historian Tim Bonyhady writes knowledgeably about the content of the manuscript in Volume II.

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        Autograph letter or letter draft, unsigned.

      Reichenbach, 26. VII. 1813. - Folio. 12 pp. Together with a French manuscript of planned troop movements (2 pp.). Very extensive letter by the later Minister of War, then colonel in the 12th Infantry Regiment and assigned to the general staff of field marshal Karl Philipp Fürst Schwarzenberg. Latour gives a detailed report of a secret audience with the Emperor, during which they discussed the military situation. But three weeks later, on 12 August, Austria was to declare war on France; mid-October was to see the decisive Battle of Leipzig, in which Schwarzenberg led the coalition armies against Napoleon.

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        Reflexions et observations anatomico-chirurgicales sur l'anevrisme. Planches. Traduites de l'Italien, et augmentees de deux memoires par J. Delpech

      Paris, Chez Mequignon-Marvis de l'Imprimerie de Crapelet, 1813.. 41,5 x 28cm, zeitgenöss. Pappband, 1 Bl., 24 S. (Explication des planches), 18 Tafeln mit Seidenhemdchen, 4 Tafeln mit Umrissskizzen. Atlasband mit den hervorragenden Stichen von Anderloni (hier kopiert von Adam "unter den Augen des Übersetzers"), zusätzlich im Vergleich zur italienischen Ausgabe von 1804 drei neue Abbildungen eines beginnenden Aneurysmas. - Der Atlasband im Vergleich zum Textband von 1809 wesentlich seltener. Zur ital. EA s. GARRISON/M. 2975

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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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