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         Homeri Opera Omnia

      Glasguae Londini - Veneunt apud Ricardum Priestley, 1814 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. Five volumes of Homer's works. In the original Greek, with Latin notes to the foot of pages. In lovely full calf bindings by Budden of Cambridge. Binder's stamp to the verso of front endpaper. This edition has been taken fromSamuel Clarke's edition of Homer's works. Clarke was an English philosopher and Anglican clergyman. Homer was the authorof the Iliad and the Odyssey. The twoepic poems are the central works of ancient Greek literature. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt stamping to the spines and to the board edges. Externally, generally smart with bumping to the extremities. Patches of light rubbing to the joints and to the head and tail of spines. A few marks to boards. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedowns, Richard K Titley. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges. Spotting to the first and last few pages, otherwise the odd spots. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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         GARDES NATIONALES - ORDONNANCES DU ROI SUR LES GARDES NATIONALES DE FRANCE. 1814 à 1813 - 9 DOCUMENTS

      1814 - ENSEMBLE DE NEUF DOCUMENTS dont une pièce manuscrit relatifs à l'Organisation des Gardes Nationales lors de la Restauration de Louis XVIII. - CIRCULAIRE datée de Paris ce 20 août 1814 à entête de l’État Major Général des Gardes Nationales de France aux Commandants des Gardes Nationales. Signée du Comte DESSOLE (Dissolution des anciennes Gardes Nationales Mobiles. A LA SUITE, l’ORDONNANCE DU ROI du 16 juillet 1814, instituant les Gardes Nationales du Royaume toutes sédentaires et divisées en gardes urbaines et rurales. Suvi de l'INSTRUCTION développant l’Ordonnance Royale. 16 pages in-quarto oblong papier bleuté. - PLACARD AFFICHE in plano 39,5 /52 cm. Impression de DIDOT L’AINE. ORDONNANCE du ROI du 10 mars 1815 signée du Ministre d’État, Major Général des Gardes Nationales de France DESOLLE. - 2 PLACARDS AFFICHES « GARDES NATIONALES DE FRANCE » Impression de DIDOT L’AINE. Pour l’Exécution de l’ORDONNANCE ROYALE du 17 juillet 1816. Signée du Baron de KENTZIGER. Secrétaire du Comité des Gardes Nationales, 34,5 par 48 cm. - ORDONNANCE DU ROI concernant l’Organisation des GARDES NATIONALES DU ROYAUME du 18, 21 novembre et 27 décembre 1815. A PARIS, 1816 Imprimerie Royale. - JOINTE : Une note manuscrite sur un feuillet double à entête du Ministère invitant M. le Préfet à remettre à l’inspecteur des Gardes Nationales du Département et aux Inspecteurs qui seront nommés par le Roi, ainsi qu’aux Sous-préfets, un exemplaire imprimé de l’Ordonnance de S. M. du 27 décembre dont il lui a été envoyé un nombre suffisant d’exemplaires avec la circulaire du 5 janvier N°4. Probablement brouillard de la main du Ministre Vaublanc. - GARDE NATIONALE DE PARIS. REGLEMENT SUR LES CONSEILS DE DISCIPLINE. Etat Major Général, du 15 juillet 1814, 27 pages, signé du Comte DESSOLE. - GARDE NATIONALE DE FRANCE. REGLEMENT SUR LA DECORATION DU LIS tendant à modifier le règlement du 31 août 1816. Daté du 29 juillet 1817 par le Comte d’Artois. JOINT une découpe de ruban propre à cette décoration. - On joint : CATALOGUE de MAGIMEL, ANSELIN et POCHARD Libraires concernant les ordonnances et instructions sur les GARDES NATIONALES. Bel ensemble sur l'organisation des Gardes Nationales après l'Empire, de 1814 à 1816. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         BIBLIA HEBRAICA, Secundum Ultimam Editionem Jos. Athiae, A Johanne Leusden Denuo Recognitam, Recensita Variisque Notis Latinis Illustrata Ab Everardo Van Der Hooght. HEBREW BIBLE. 2 VOLS.

      Thomas Dodson, Phil. 1814 - Two Volumes Editio Prima Americana. Sine Punctis Masorethicis (5), 296 Leaves,; (1), 313 Leaves FIRST COMPLETE BIBLE PUBLISHED IN AMERICA. Printed by by Gulielmi Fry for Thomas Dobson. using the font of Hebrew type imported from Amsterdam.Latin annotations in margins. Tan buckram, black & gilt leather labels, marble endpapers. Binding soiled, labels rubbed, pages age-toned, a few stains throughout. Vol. l title page attached to blank with 3/8" tape, 3" split along that strip; D3 small hole. Vol Il title page tiny hole & stains.Lacking blanks & half-titles & a publisher's leaf. A. Rosenbach 171. Shaw & Shoemaker 30857. Wright/ Early Bibles in American 122. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Jefferson’s Notes Explaining Napier’s Rule on Spherical Triangles, a Branch of Geometry Crucial to Astronomy, Geodesy, Navigation, & Architecture

      Monticello, VA 1814 - Autograph Manuscript. Notes on Napier's Theorem. [Monticello, Va.], [ca. March 18, 1814]. John Napier, who is also credited with inventing logarithms and pioneering the use of the decimal point, first published his rule in 1614. While spherical trigonometry was the foundation for many scientific pursuits including astronomy, celestial navigation, geodesy (the measurement and mathematical representation of the Earth), architecture, and other disciplines, Napier's Theorum remained largely unknown in America because of its complexity. Since it was so important to his own scholarly pursuits, Jefferson, the Sage of Monticello, was the perfect person to school a professor friend on this important, but complicated mathematical formula.For instance, a navigator's distance and position can be determined by "solving" spherical triangles with latitude and longitude lines-essentially very large triangles laid out on a curved surface. Astronomers apply similar principles; stargazers imagine the sky to be a vast dome of stars, with triangles laid out on curved (in this case concave) surface. The distance of stars can be calculated by the viewer, who is considered to be standing at the center (the Earth) and looking up at stars and planets as if they were hung on the inside surface of the sphere. In architecture, spherical triangles fill the corner spaces between a dome that sits on foursquare arches-called a dome on pendentives. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson assign the date based on nearly identical language found in a letter of March 18, 1814 from Jefferson to Louis H. Girardin, a professor at the College of William and Mary. In the letter to Girardin, Jefferson introduces his explanation of Napier's "catholic rule" (meaning all inclusive or universal) with a discussion of the many English and French mathematical texts that omit it or consider it too difficult for "young computists."ProvenanceCollected in the late 19th or early 20th century and donated to a historical society in New Jersey. The only time this manuscript has ever been publicly offered was in 1979. However, when it appeared then in a Charles Hamilton auction, the Papers of Thomas Jefferson noticed it with suspicion and checked with its owner to make sure the sale was authorized. They were right to question it: the document had been stolen. It was withdrawn before the auction, and returned to its rightful owner, from whom we recently bought it. Transcript[ca. 18 Mar. 1814]Ld Nepier's Catholic rule for solving Spherical rt angled triangles.He noted first the parts, or elements of a triangle, to wit, the sides and angles, and, expunging from these the right angle, as if it were a non existence, he considered the other 5. parts, to wit, the 3. sides, & 2. oblique angles, as arranged in a circle, and therefore called them the Circular parts; but chose (for simplifying the result) instead of the hypothenuse, & 2. oblique angles themselves, to substitute their complements: so that his 5. circular parts are the 2. legs themselves, & the Complements of the hypothenuse, & of the 2. oblique angles. if the 3. of these, given & required, were all adjacent, he called it the case of Conjunct parts, the middle element the Middle part, & the 2. others the Extremes conjunct with the middle, or Extremes Conjunct: but if one of the parts employed was separated from the others by the intervention of the parts unemployed, he called it the case of Disjunct parts, the insulated, or opposite part, the Middle part, and the 2. others the Extremes Disjunct from the middle, or Extremes Disjunct. he then laid down his Catholic rule, to wit, 'the rectangle of the Radius, & Sine of the Middle part, is equal to the rectangle of the Tangents of the 2. [adjacent parts/Extremes Conjunct] and to that of the Cosines of the 2. [opposite parts/Extremes Disjunct.'] or R. × Si. Mid. part = ? Tang. of the 2 [adjacent parts/Extr. Conj.] = ? of Cos. of 2. [opposite par. (See website for full description)

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         Essai historique, politique et moral sur les Révolutions anciennes et modernes considérées dans leurs rapports avec la Révolution Française. Dédié à tous les partis.

      Londres, chez Henri Colburn 1814 - in-8, VII-388 pp., demi-chagrin brun, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons dorés (reliure postérieure). Seconde édition après la très rare édition de Londres de 1797. L'Essai sur les Révolutions est le premier livre de Chateaubriand. Il marque d'un style nouveau les ouvrages contre-révolutionnaires ; en effet contrairement à Burke ou à Bonald, son approche n'est pas dogmatique mais se veut impartiale, comparant le cours des révolutions passés à celui de la révolution présente. Dans son analyse des causes de la Révolution, il attribue beaucoup de responsabilités à l'incapacité des ministres, à la corruption de la cour, à la faiblesse de Louis XVI et reconnaît à la Révolution des qualités, notamment dans l'idéalisme de Robespierre. Plus généralement, il condamne l'Ancien Régime incapable de résoudre les problèmes et la Révolution pour les crimes commis. Au bout du compte, l'ouvrage mécontentant tout le monde, il passera relativement inaperçu. Selon Chateaubriand lui-même, son ouvrage "est un chaos où se rencontrent les Jacobins et les Spartiates, La Marseillaise et le chant de Tyrtée .". Pourtant dans cet ouvrage sans plan, on discernera beaucoup d'idées nouvelles et la naissance d'un des plus grands auteurs du XIXe siècle. Chateaubriand ne reconnut que deux éditions de son Essai sur les Révolutions, celle de 1797 et celle des ?uvres complètes en 1823. Il faut signaler que cette édition est également rare et qu'elle est donnée pour l'édition originale par Vicaire (II, 286). [Attributes: First Edition]

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         [Hand-Colored] Glances at Character

      London: Printed by Whittingham and Rowland, Goswell Street; For John Carr, 56, Paternoster-Row, 1814. Crown 8vo: viii,158,[2]pp, with 8 delicately hand-colored aquatints, including the frontispiece. Complete with half-title and two pages of publisher's advertisements. (In every copy we've seen, plate no. 5, often described as bound out of sequence, is placed between plates nos. 7 and 8, and according to the text, that is where it belongs.) Later full tan calf, covers framed with French fillet and gilt sunburst ornament to corners, richly gilt spine in six compartments divided by raised bands, red morocco lettering piece gilt, gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. An excellent, wide-margined, hand-colored example, mild offsetting from plates, a few stray spots, else contents clean, bright and handsomely bound. From the collection of bibliophile Brent Gration-Maxfield, with his characteristic manuscript ex-libris and tidy bibliographic notes ("collated perfect," "only blemish is a slight mark on the half title"). Gration-Maxfield library was dispersed in a series of sales by Sotheby's in the early 1980s. Very scarce in commerce, not in Hardie, Abbey, or Tooley, and only J. Clark, not this title, mentioned in Prideaux. Halkett & Laing (2nd ed.) II, p. 378. NUC pre-1956, 201:609. ¶ A fine example of this uncommon satirical depiction of various Regency-era character types and memes, in verse, among them, the "bounce" (a bullying braggart), the country physician, the slave to fashion, the scholar of dead languages, and old maids and young lovers. The author remains anonymous and almost nothing is known of the artist, J. Clarke (who signs his plates "I. Clarke"), an engraver and illustrator active in the first third of the nineteenth century. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fine.

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         A Tale of Warning; or the Victims of Indolence. Intended for The Use of Young Ladies.

      M. J. Godwin, London 1814 - 125 pp.; needs to be rebound; uncut; foxed; other than that in good and usable condition; once rebound will be in good condition. Size: 18.5 cm Tall

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         Narrative of a forced journey through Spain and France, as a prisoner of war, in the years 1810-1814. Volume I AND volume II COMPLETE

      London: E. Kirby. Good with no dust jacket. 1814. First Edition. Full-Leather. This set is complete, 494 and 504 pages, two octavo hardcover volumes beautifully bound in full leather, measuring 8.5" x 5". It is in good antiquarian condition, hinges weakening on both volumes but holding by cords and what appear to be early repairs, gilt bright on leather, each spine divided by five bands into six panels, with gilt designs, one green leather panel with volume number, and red leather with title, volume one title is torn, leather mostly smooth, with minor chipping on spine edges and on boards on volume one, volume two with some more chipping on the rear board. Book blocks solid, minor age toning and foxing, printing sharp; a beautiful set. This is a famous and scarce Napoleonic era narrative, beautifully bound in full leather with gilt lettering and designs and with both finely engraved plates, by the commander of Blayney's Bloodhounds, Major General Andrew Thomas Blayney, 11th Baron Blayney, an Anglo-Irish peer and known as "one of the most illustrious soldiers ever to come from County Monaghan." During a raid from Gibraltar into Spain he was captured, and while a prisoner and during his parole, he met a number of illustrious Napoleonic generals and surveyed the area. This is his famous and important account, the scarce 1814 first edition, complete with two finely engraved plates, one of the prison castle fortress, and the other of General Blayney in Napoleonic era uniform. " The main strength of the narrative is the author's eye to detail and his flair for recounting a tale, along with the real rarity of accounts from the point of view of an English prisoner of war."; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 999 pages .

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         Journal of a Voyage in 1811 and 1812 to Madras and China

      Returning by the Cape of Good Hope and St. Helena; in the H.C.S. The Hope, Capt. James Pendergrass. First edition. 24 hand-coloured aquatint views. 4to. Cloth with leather spine, rebacked. Inner margin of browned and foxed title page has been professionally renewed as has the margin of one plate. A very little light foxing. Overall a good copy. xx, 246pp. London, J. Nichols etc. etc. 

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         Mémoires concernant lhistoire les sciences les arts les moeurs les usages des Chinois par les Missionnaires de Pekin

      First edition. 17 bound in 16 vols. Two frontispiece portraits, 193 engraved plates (some folding), maps, and tables. 4to. Uniformaly bound in 19th century polished calf, elegantly rebacked. Some occasional minor staining (damp and waterstaining affecting vol. 2), but overall a very good set. Paris, Nyon/Treuttel & WÜrtz, 1776-

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         Dritte Auflage. (Bände. 1, 2 und 3). Zweite Auflage (Bände 5, 6, 7, 8 und 9). Ohne Auflagenbezeichnung (Band 10, passend zur 2., 3. und 4. Auflage). 10 Bände. Band 4 FEHLT!

      - Leipzig und Altenburg, Brockhaus, 1814, 1815, 1815, 1815, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1817, 1819 und 1818, 8°, goldgeprägter Original-Halbledereinbände (leicht berieben und bestoßen, Band 6 und Band 9 etwas abweichender Bindung)

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         Consideration of Various Points of Analysis. Offprint from Philosophical Transactions.

      London: printed by W. Bulmer [for the Royal Society], 1814. Very rare separately-paginated offprint of Herschel's account of the 'calculus of operations,' which formed a major part of the programme of reform promoted by the group of Cambridge mathematicians (which included Babbage and Herschel) who called themselves the 'Analytical Society.' Koppelman (p. 156) has argued that the reason that the most important contributions of British mathematicians in the first half of the nineteenth century were to abstract algebra "was a direct response of the English to a specific aspect of the work of Continental analysts which became accessible to them. The subject came to be called, by the English, the calculus of operations." The most important such contributions were made by Duncan Gregory and George Boole. "This technique - the calculus of operations, as it was known - was also important to Boole's early mathematical research on the calculus of finite differences; and Boole's knowledge of Gregory's defence of the technique underlies his algebraic analysis of logic in [Mathematical analysis of logic (1847)]" (Ewald, From Kant to Hilbert, p. 322). OCLC lists one copy only (Northwestern). Provenance: Marcus Nathan Adler (bookplate). Adler (1803-1890) was the Orthodox Chief Rabbi of the British Empire from 1845 until his death, probably the most prominent nineteenth-century rabbi in the English-speaking world. See image of bookplate at http://www.virtualjudaica.com/Item/27334/Ex-Libris_of_Rabbi_Marcus_Nathan_Adler "The calculus of operations involved separating symbols of operation - such as differentiation - from symbols of quantity. Using general properties of algebra, the separated symbols of operation were then simplified in order to find a solution to an analytical problem or theorem... "[In 1812] a group of Cambridge reformers, who called themselves the Analytical Society, established their own journal for the diffusion of what they saw as a radical new approach to mathematics. This approach was an algebraically based conception of the calculus developed by Lagrange that emphasized series expansions instead of limits or infinitesimals. With this new conception, Analytical Society members saw themselves as leaving behind the fluxional, Newtonian notation that had been tenaciously adhered to throughout the eighteenth century in Britain. At the same time, the Society felt that it could connect with a "century of foreign improvement" in the calculus... "Facing the graduation of almost all its members and with few new recruits, the Analytical Society disintegrated in 1814. After the Society's demise, Babbage, Herschel and Peacock continued to write reform-minded publications. For example, in 1816, the three published an English translation of Silvestre Lacroix's Calcul différential et intégral as a way to bring Lacroix's formulation of the differential calculus to Cambridge and also as a platform from which to promote their own allegiance to the Lagrangian development of the calculus. In this as well as in a series of articles by Herschel from 1814 to 1822, the calculus of operations was ever present. For example, in his 1814 Philosophical Transactions article, "Consideration of Various Points of Analysis," Herschel professed his belief in the fruitfulness of the method of separating the symbols of operation from those of quantity. He explained that "[t]his method I have, perhaps, extended and carried somewhat farther than has hitherto been customary; but, I trust, without losing sight of its grand and ultimate object, the union of extreme generality with conciseness of expression [p. 12]" (Despaux, pp. 52-4). S.E. Despeaux, "Very Full of Symbols," in Episodes in the History of Modern Algebra (1800-1950), (2007), ed. by J.J. Gray & K.H. Parshall; E. Koppelman, 'The calculus of operations and the rise of abstract algebra,' Archive for the History of Exact Sciences, Vol. 8 (1971), pp. 155-242. 4to (272 x 213 mm), pp. [ii], [1] 2-29 (the last mis-paginated '33' and corrected in ink manuscript). Later nineteenth-century cloth-backed boards. Inner hinges starting, internally fine and clean.

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         Selections of the Ancient Costume of Great Britain and Ireland

      William Bulmer and Co 1814 - William Bulmer and Co (Shakespeare Press), London, 1814, First Edition., folio, slightly over 15 by 10 inches, 3/4 leather, new edges, old boards, some wear and scuffing, but very sturdy. (see photo), armorial book plate. Colored pictorial title, two engraved dedications, one black and white. Sixty full-page hand-colored aquatint plates, very clean and bright. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Atalaya de la Mancha en Madrid.

      1813-1814. . - Imp. de Francisco de la Parte. Madrid. Col. Números del 28 - 75 / 1- 8. 1 Vol. . 600 pp. + 64 pp. pp. Cuarto. Media Piel. Periodismo / Publicidad / Semiótica , Siglo XIX . Publicación periódica de corte político y antirreformista de comienzos del S. XIX. Comenzó saliendo cada tres días, hasta que a partir de Abril de 1814 comenzó a ser un periódico diario. Se acompaña de dos prospectos. El primero de 1813 presentando el nuevo periódico y el segundo, de 1814 anunciando el cambio a tirada diaria. .

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         History of London, Westminster, and Southwark: Illustrated with Portraits, Views, Historical Prints, Medals, &c. Together with an Appendix and Index.

      2 vols., 4to., pp.[ii], vi, 148 + 122 plates; [ii], 149-381, [i] + 108 plates. Extra illustrated. Sporadic foxing especially affecting a few plates towards the rear of vol.II, occasional offset toning from a plate to the adjacent text (including the title-page to vol.I), vol.II pp.269-70 has a long horizontal paper flaw affecting the first line of text on each page. Scarlet straight-grain morocco sympathetically rebacked. Raised bands to spines with gilt tooling and titles, gilt and blind borders to each board, a.e.g., gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Endcaps, joints and edges rubbed, corners a little worn, endpapers split at hinges but binding completely sound. A very good, attractively-bound and extra illustrated set.The 'Advertisement to the Present Edition' states that (the previous quarto edition being out of print and the folio 'extremely rare') the publisher was 'induced' to create this new edition of 175 quarto copies and 25 folios. The new production features an appendix and index not found in the earlier edition, and was produced without illustrations. However, 'for the purchasers who choose to amuse themselves in the pursuit of illustrating [...] an assortment of some hundreds of portraits, views, medals, and historical prints, may be had, together or separate, at the Publisher's.' The original owner of this copy has pursued illustrating to the tune of 230 plates in total, mostly portraits and architectural views but with some medals and other subjects, including a folding plate with a colour depiction of the Great Fire.

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         The Heroine, or Adventures of Cherubina.

      [printed by B. Clarke] for Henry Colburn, and sold by George Goldie, Edinburgh, and John Cumming, Dublin, London 1814 - Second Edition, with Considerable Additions and Alterations. Three volumes. 12mo. [177 x 105 x 58 mm]. xxiii, [ii], 26-235 pp; [2]ff, 258, [2] pp; [2]ff, 266 pp. Original bindings of purple cloth, the spine lettered in gilt on a red roan label, plain endleaves, uncut edges. (Spines faded, headcaps slightly bumped and frayed). With the half-titles in each volume, a leaf of advertisements at the end of vol. 2 and an extract from another book attached to the preceeding leaf by a small safety-pin. There is some foxing or spotting and a few minor stains but it is a very good copy with uncut edges of varying dimensions. The bindings are clearly original but must date from a few years after publication as cloth bindings were pioneered by William Pickering in 1821-22. First published in 1813 as The Heroine, or Adventures of a Fair Romance Reader, a third edition followed in 1815 and the first American edition was published in Philadelphia in the same year. A popular satire of Gothic novels, which opens with Cherubina complaining that she is too happy to be a heroine: "For me, there is no hope whatever of being reduced to despair. I am condemned to waste my health, bloom and youth, in a series of uninterrupted prosperity . I am anxious to suffer present sorrow, in order to secure future felicity". Jane Austen read the book, and wrote to her sister Cassandra on 2/3 March 1814: "I have torn through the 3d vol. of the Heroine, & do not think it falls off. It is a delightful burlesque, particularly on the Radcliffe style". It was described in The Biographical Dictionary of the Living Authors of Great Britain and Ireland (1816) as "not inferior in wit and humour to Tristram Shandy, and in point of plot and interest infinitely beyond Don Quixote". With a contemporary ink signature of a lady on the half-titles and later signature of H. Alder Barrett on front pastedowns.

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         Narrative of a forced journey through Spain and France, as a prisoner of war, in the years 1810-1814. Volume I AND volume II COMPLETE

      E. Kirby, London 1814 - This set is complete, 494 and 504 pages, two octavo hardcover volumes beautifully bound in full leather, measuring 8.5" x 5". It is in good antiquarian condition, hinges weakening on both volumes but holding by cords and what appear to be early repairs, gilt bright on leather, each spine divided by five bands into six panels, with gilt designs, one green leather panel with volume number, and red leather with title, volume one title is torn, leather mostly smooth, with minor chipping on spine edges and on boards on volume one, volume two with some more chipping on the rear board. Book blocks solid, minor age toning and foxing, printing sharp; a beautiful set. This is a famous and scarce Napoleonic era narrative, beautifully bound in full leather with gilt lettering and designs and with both finely engraved plates, by the commander of Blayney's Bloodhounds, Major General Andrew Thomas Blayney, 11th Baron Blayney, an Anglo-Irish peer and known as "one of the most illustrious soldiers ever to come from County Monaghan." During a raid from Gibraltar into Spain he was captured, and while a prisoner and during his parole, he met a number of illustrious Napoleonic generals and surveyed the area. This is his famous and important account, the scarce 1814 first edition, complete with two finely engraved plates, one of the prison castle fortress, and the other of General Blayney in Napoleonic era uniform. " The main strength of the narrative is the author's eye to detail and his flair for recounting a tale, along with the real rarity of accounts from the point of view of an English prisoner of war."; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 999 pages [Attributes: First Edition]

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         THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

      London: Wallis, 1814. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Three volume set. Bound in full leather, expertly restored with covers reattached preserving original binding. Good condition. Illustrated with numerous b/w engraved plates. A popular British life of Napoleon. This is the first edition which ends with Napoleon's abdication to Elba.

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         Historia della sollevatione de Fermani et morte di monsignor Uberto Maria Visconte descritta da [..] l'Asceso Accademico Avvivato.

      Libro manoscritto in-4° (cm. 20), legatura coeva in cartonato (lievi usure e restauri); cc. nn. [80] [2 b..] in buono stato, in barbe. Inedito racconto di una torbida vicenda politico-economica marchigiana di metà Seicento, l'assassinio del vicegovernatore di Fermo, il milanese di nomina pontificia Uberto Visconti che aveva calmierato il costo del grano. «Ciò piaceva ai poveri, ma dispiaceva ai ricchi, perché non potevano vendere le loro derrate al prezzo ingordo che desideravano. Pertanto cominciarono a spargere nel popolo voce che i prezzi si tenevano bassi non per altro che per farne grossissime incette, poi mandandole fuori di Stato, guadagnarvi su grandissime somme. [..]. Il popolo che più spesso crede a' suoi nemici che a' suoi amici, si risentì: delle male voglie nascevano nel paese» [C. Botta. Storia d'Italia continuata da quella del Guicciardini sino al 1814. Parigi Braudry 1832, t.V, p.386]. Alcuni popolani che pugnalarono il vicegovernatore finirono impiccati, mentre i nobili che avevano armato il popolo si resero irreperibili e sopravvissero, addossando con questo scritto del concittadino Raccamadori - all'epoca mai pubblicato e circolante manoscritto - tutte le responsabilità allo stesso Visconti (vulgata ancora sostenuta dall'aristocrazia locale fino al XIX secolo). Questa nostra trascrizione della prima ora è firmata Felice Antonio Amato [c.80]. Cfr. Y-M. Bercé. La sommossa di Fermo del 1648. Fermo, Andrea Livi editore, 2007. [LEGATO CON:] Un altra instruttione alquanto differente [..] di cc. nn. 10 [2], cerimoniale per la visita di ambasciatori regi, cardinali, etc. e concistoro. «Circa il fermare la carozza..» [p.3]. Da studiare. Interessante e in buono stato.

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         Journal of a Voyage in 1811 & 1812 to Madras & China

      1814 - Returning by the Cape of Good Hope and St. Helena; in the H.C.S. The Hope, Capt. James Pendergrass. First edition. 24 hand-coloured aquatint views. 4to. Cloth with leather spine, rebacked. Inner margin of browned and foxed title page has been professionally renewed as has the margin of one plate. A very little light foxing. Overall a good copy. xx, 246pp. London, J. Nichols etc. etc. Charmingly described in the ODNB as an ?artist and pedestrian,? Wathen worked as both a glover and tour guide before departing for India and China in 1811 under the command of his old school friend, Capt. James Prendergast. They visited Madras, Penang, Canton, Macao, the Cape of Good Hope and St. Helena. This work was well received in theGentleman's Magazineand Wathen includes seven views of Indian scenery, six of Penang and Malacca, nine of China and finally two of St. Helena, all very fine aquatints.Abbey, Travel, 517; Lust, 386. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         EXMÔ. SEÑOR. = POR EL MINISTERIO DE LA GOBERNACION DE LA PENÍNSULA SE ME HA PASADO EN 25 DE ESTE MES EL DECRETO SIGUIENTE....SABED: QUE LAS CÓRTES HAN DECRETADO LO QUE SIGUE...PARA RESOLVER LAS DUDAS QUE SE HAN PROPUESTO POR VARIAS AUTORIDADES ENCARGADAS RESPECTIVAMENTE DEL GOBIERNO ECONÓMICO-POLÍTICO DE LAS PROVINCIAS...[caption title]

      [Mexico], 1814. [3]pp. Folio. Signed in print "Humana" with accompanying paraph ("rúbrica"), additional manuscript annotation on p.[3]. Contemporary manuscript docket inscription on verso of p.[3]. Old folds, with short holes and tears with some paper loss (not affecting text). Two small clean tears near old fold (no loss of paper or text). Moderate soiling, particularly at margins and central fold. A good copy. A Spanish legal document published in Mexico in 1814 reprinting an order issued by the Córtes in Cadiz in August 1813 concerning the ayuntamientos, or city councils, in the various provinces. Details are provided regarding the membership of these councils, particularly the process of filling vacant positions. The original 1813 Cadiz decree addresses the issue of council membership both in the Iberian peninsula and in overseas holdings; this Mexican publication includes the printed date of April 1814, and the fifteenth day of that month is provided in manuscript.OCLC records a single copy, at the Bancroft Library. OCLC 20403276.

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         EXMÔ. SEÑOR. = POR EL MINISTERIO DE LA GOBERNACION DE LA PENÍNSULA SE ME HA PASADO EN 25 DE ESTE MES EL DECRETO SIGUIENTE.SABED: QUE LAS CÓRTES HAN DECRETADO LO QUE SIGUE.PARA RESOLVER LAS DUDAS QUE SE HAN PROPUESTO POR VARIAS AUTORIDADES ENCARGADAS RESPECTIVAMENTE DEL GOBIERNO ECONÓMICO- POLÍTICO DE LAS PROVINCIAS.[caption title].

      [Mexico]. . 1814 - [3]pp. Folio. Signed in print "Humana" with accompanying paraph ("rúbrica"), additional manuscript annotation on p.[3]. Contemporary manuscript docket inscription on verso of p.[3]. Old folds, with short holes and tears with some paper loss (not affecting text). Two small clean tears near old fold (no loss of paper or text). Moderate soiling, particularly at margins and central fold. A good copy. A Spanish legal document published in Mexico in 1814 reprinting an order issued by the Córtes in Cadiz in August 1813 concerning the ayuntamientos, or city councils, in the various provinces. Details are provided regarding the membership of these councils, particularly the process of filling vacant positions. The original 1813 Cadiz decree addresses the issue of council membership both in the Iberian peninsula and in overseas holdings; this Mexican publication includes the printed date of April 1814, the fifteenth day of that month is provided in manuscript. OCLC records a single copy at the Bancroft Library. OCLC 20403276.

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         EXMÔ. SEÑOR. = POR EL MINISTERIO DE LA GOBERNACION DE LA PENÍNSULA SE ME HA PASADO EN 25 DE ESTE MES EL DECRETO SIGUIENTE....SABED: QUE LAS CÓRTES HAN DECRETADO LO QUE SIGUE...PARA RESOLVER LAS DUDAS QUE SE HAN PROPUESTO POR VARIAS AUTORIDADES ENCARGADAS RESPECTIVAMENTE DEL GOBIERNO ECONÓMICO-POLÍTICO DE LAS PROVINCIAS...[caption title]

      [Mexico], 1814. [3]pp. Folio. Signed in print "Humana" with accompanying paraph ("rúbrica"), additional manuscript annotation on p.[3]. Contemporary manuscript docket inscription on verso of p.[3]. Old folds, with short holes and tears with some paper loss (not affecting text). Two small clean tears near old fold (no loss of paper or text). Moderate soiling, particularly at margins and central fold. A good copy. A Spanish legal document published in Mexico in 1814 reprinting an order issued by the Córtes in Cadiz in August 1813 concerning the ayuntamientos, or city councils, in the various provinces. Details are provided regarding the membership of these councils, particularly the process of filling vacant positions. The original 1813 Cadiz decree addresses the issue of council membership both in the Iberian peninsula and in overseas holdings; this Mexican publication includes the printed date of April 1814, and the fifteenth day of that month is provided in manuscript. OCLC records a single copy, at the Bancroft Library. OCLC 20403276.

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         Stampless letter Liverpool to New York via Cartel ship "Fair American" arrived through the war of 1812 blockade of New York established by the British during the War of 1812- very scarce use.. Manuscript 6 rate for ship carriage to the port of New York

      Liverpool to New York, 1814, Cartel Ship. Folded letter datelined at Liverpool on Apr. 4, 1814, carried on cartel ship Fair American on Apr. 8, contents include "cartel now about to sail", arrived through the blockade at New York May 13, rated "6" cents for in-port ship fee, Very Fine use via cartel ship, which was carrying dispatches for the U.S. Secretary of State .Cartel ships, in iinternational law in the 18th and the 19th centuries, were ships employed on humanitarian voyages, in particular, to carry prisoners for exchange between places agreed upon in the terms of the exchange. While serving as a cartel, a ship was not subject to capture. However, if it engaged in commerce or warlike acts such as carrying official dispatches or messengers, it lost its character of inviolability and would then be subject to capture. The cartel protection extended to the return voyage. Furthermore, the prisoners being taken for exchange were under an obligation not to engage in hostilities towards their captors. If they were to capture the cartel ship, they would have no rights to salvage, and the owner of the vessel, if it were a ship from their country, would have no right to reclaim the vessel.

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         Letters on India.:

      London Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1814 - A charming account of the customs and inhabitants of India, with letters on Indian literature, ancient history, castes, mythology, &c. Lady Callcott accompanied her father to India in 1808; she married Captain Thomas Graham the following year, and travelled in India with him before returning to England in 1811. A very good copy bound in contemporary half morocco, marbled boards. Spine a little rubbed. Some off-setting and foxing to plates. First edition pp.viii, 382, 8 engraved plates, 2 maps, 1 folding.

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         Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 17. X. o. J. - 1½ SS. 8vo. An den Musikverleger Carl Haslinger wegen einer Veröffentlichung: "Wiest habe ich seit gestern Mittags ½2 Uhr nicht mehr gesehn. Er verließ mich als er in mich drang zur Censur selbst mit zu gehn, trotz daß ich doch lieber schon verzichtete. Der k.k. Hof-Secretär konnte es für sich nicht thun, er müßte es dem Hrn. Hofrath (Maly) vorlegen und der Bescheid würde heute an die Redaction (Bäuerle) abgehn. - Da ich mich Hrn. Wiest erklärte, daß wen[n] es auch wirklich censurirt würde ich dennoch nach aller Überlegung lieber geneigt seye es zu unterlassen, so bitte ich Sie im Falle es an Hrn. Bäuerle abgeschikt wäre, wie möglich damit Einhalt zu thun da ich es eben so betrachte als wen[n] er es aufgenommen hätte und meinen Dank dafür abstatten werde. Die näheren Gründe Ihnen mitzutheilen behält sich vor | Ihr | achtungsvoll ergebener | Strauß". - Bei Wiest handelt es sich um den Humoristen, Schriftsteller und Redakteur Franz Wiest (1814-1847), bei Bäuerle um den Schriftsteller und Journalisten Adolf Bäuerle (1786-1859). - Etwas fleckig und knittrig; am linken Rand knapp beschnitten.

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         An unmounted engraved semi-circular fan-leaf

      - printed on thin paper and backed on a secondary sheet, with a portrait of Ferdinand VII, King of Spain, in a medallion with a trophy of English and Spanish flags and a scroll bearing his name and the badge of the town of Seville, to the left a wreath lettered "Laurilés Para / Los Valientes" and the arms of England, to the right a cartouche with "La Cruz es mi Consuelo / Mi Espada mi Defensa" and the arms of Spain, within an ornamented border. The engraved area c.220 x 460 mm, the sheet c.263 x 520 mm. (Slightly curled and soiled around the edges). [ebc6112] London: published as the Act directs by C. Sloper, Lambeth Road, [c.1814] A fine example of a printed fan before being cut-out and mounted to sticks. There are two example in the Schreiber collection in the British Museum, one mounted (35), the other unmounted (45). Ferdinand VII was briefly popular with the British public at the conclusion of the Peninsular War.

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         The Rent Day'.

      - kolorierter Kupferstich v. Abr. Raimbach n. David Wilkie b. D. Wilkie & A. Rambach in London, dat. 1814, 42 x 60,5

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         Kunopaedia. A Priactical Essay on Breaking or Training the English Spaniel of Pointer. With Instructions for Attaining the Art of Shooting Flying.

      London Printed by C. Whittingham 1814 - First edition, 8vo., 235pp, extra illustrated, including 25 engravings coloured by hand, [bound together with] Observations on Dog-Breaking, [by] Willliam Floyd, London, 1828, 22pp.,+ 2 advertisements, 6 engraved plates; occasional light spotting, mostly to preliminary pages but predominantly clean throughout, early 20th century full morocco by Tout, gilt shooting motifs to covers and spine panels, foliate dentelles, top edge gilt and others untrimmed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         OXFORD UNIVERSITY COSTUMES

      London, 1814. Large folio volume (11-1/2 by 13-3/4 inches) in blue cloth boards with gilt titles. Illustrated with 17 hand-coloured plates of cosume (all present) plus two duplicate plates loosely laid in. Some scattered minor old damping and foxing else very good. Scarce. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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         Mémoire sur l'Organisation des Plantes.

      Verh. Teyler's Tweede Gen., 18. - Te Haarlem, bij. J.J. Beets, 1814.- A Harlem chez J.J.Beets, (1812), 4, XXI, (1), 345 pp., and 113 desiné par l'auteur Fig. on 22 fine bx J.L. v. Beek engraved plates, comtemp. card board St.o.Tit. First Edition, with the mostly missing serial title with the correct publication date, the title itself names only "qui a remporté le prix en MDCCCXII" of the "Mémoire sur l'organisation des plantes ou réponse à la question physique proposée par la Société teylérienne par laquelle on demande : Que l'on cherche à décider au moyen d'observations nouvelles, autant que par la comparaison de celles qui ont été faites déjà, ce qu'il y a d'incontestable dans ce que l'on a avancé sur l'organisation des plantes, et spécialement sur la structure, la différence et les fonctions de leurs tubes ou vaisseaux en indiquant tout à la fois avec précision ce qu'il y a encore ici d'indéterminé ou de douteux et quels procédés ultérieurs on pourrait employer pour acquérir plus de lumière à ces divers égards"Dietrich Georg Kieser "is of interest for three reasons: first, because although he was a German and a professor at Jena, the definitive statement of his position, the "Memoire sur l'organisation des plantes" was written in French second, because he wrote a widely read textbook, in German, in 1815, the Elemente der Phytotomie and third, because he is mentioned by Dumortier, the discoverer of binary fission, as one of the principal proponents of the view that cells arise from subcellular granules. The Memoire sur l'organisation des plantes was submitted as a prize essay for a competition organized by the Teylerian Society on the subject of plant fine structure, and especially on the tubes and vessels to be found in plants. Kieser's essay won the prize and became very well known. It begins with a detailed review of the work of Hooke, Malpighi, Grew, Leeuwenhoek, Du Hamel de Monceau, Hill, van Marum, Mustel, Hedwig, Senebier, Sprengel, Treviranus, Link, Rudolphi and Mirbel and it is, in this respect, one of the most useful of nineteenth- century compendiums of botanical history. As for Kieser's own ideas on the organization of plants, he takes the view that 'Les plantes sont composees en grande partie de cellules, qui forment un tissu cellulaire.' ('Plants are com-posed in large part [that is, not entirely] of cells, which form a cellular tissue.') He believed that these cells arose from an infinity of tiny, transparent globules to be found in the sap. These globules were thought to enlarge, cohere and, as a result of external pressures, assume their final shape. In the Elemente der Phytotomie, he restated this view, and he laid emphasis on the conclusion that cells were indeed the fundamental subunits of plants. He regarded the cells of lower plants, which retained their original ellipsoidal shape, as the most primitive forms. In higher plants, however, the cells were forced by reciprocal pressures into a shape that he now defined more specifically as a dodecahedral rhombus. These pressures were said to obey strict mathematical laws, but how the forces were exerted and what mathematical laws they obeyed are not stated. Kieser's work was well known in France as well as in Germany, for his Memoire was readily accessible to French- speaking scientists, and his Elemente der Phytotomie was much quoted by their German counterparts. But Dumortier, whose work will be discussed in detail at a later stage, had no hesitation in dismissing the idea that cells originated in any kind of subcellular corpuscle, an idea that he associates principally with Treviranus and Kieser.The French contribution to these debates was characterized less by meticulous observation than by speculative inference the German by a striking mixture of both. The Germans were undoubtedly right on a number of specific secondary issues but neither side made much headway in their efforts to answer the fundamental question of how cells were generated. That had to await the advent of Dumortier.Dumortier categorically rejected all models of cell generation that rested on the notion that they were formed from granules or any other form of subcellular particle. As mentioned earlier, he selects Treviranus and Kieser as the principal proponents of such models.Mr Kieser's view is thus untenable. What's more, this view, as well as the one advanced by Mr Treviranus, is based on a hypothesis that is anything but proven - the idea that granules or globular particles can be transformed into cells. We believe that we can be quite certain on the strength of our own observations that this transformation never takes place and that starch grains as well as globular particles are entirely different entities from cells. On the other hand, the production within the cell of a midline partition fits in so well with the organization of the rest of the plant that it can hardly be denied.* -cf. Henry Harris, Ther Birth of the Cell, pp.45-46 68Dietrich Georg von Kieser (24 August 1779 - 11 October 1862) was a German physician born in Harburg. He studied medicine at the Universities of Würzburg and Göttingen, receiving his doctorate from the latter institution in 1804. For most of his career he was a professor at the University of Jena, where from 1824 to 1862 he served as a "full professor". Kieser was also a learned scholar of natural sciences. While working as a professor at the University of Jena, Kieser operated a private ophthalmology clinic from 1831 to 1847, and from 1847 until 1858 he was director of the Grand Ducal Mental Hospital. He was an advocate of balneology, and beginning in 1813 was a physician at the therapeutic spas at Heilbad Berka.Kieser was politically active throughout his career in October-1817 with historian Heinrich Luden and philosophers Lorenz Oken and Jakob Friedrich Fries, he partook in the historic Wartburg Festival. With Adam von Eschenmayer (1768-1852) he published the 12-volume Archiv für den thierischen Magnetismus (Archive for Animal Magnetism). Also, a magnesium sulfate mineral known as kieserite is named after him.

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         Sketches of Russia illustrated with fifteen engravings.

      For R. Ackermann London 1814 - Octavo (23 x 15 cm). Frontispiece, title, [4], X, 112 pp., with 14 handcoloured aquatint plates and 1 engraved sheet of music, uncut and partly unopened. Contemporary red roan backed marbled boards, gilt lettered, slightly rubbed and worn. Fine copy of the first edition of this lovely work, with charming aquatints coloured by hand. Next to a portrait frontispiece of Tsar Alexander I, they show some picturesque views of Russia, including St. Petersburg, Moscow and Siberia among others. Svinin (1788-1839) was famous for his views of St. Petersburg. A painter, diplomat and journalist, he spent two years as part of the first Russian diplomatic mission to the United States. Soon after returning to Russia, Svinin published 'Travelling Across North America', one of the rare Russian works about that region. Another version of 'Sketches of Russia' with 8 uncoloured plates came out in Philadelphia in 1813, and another edition was later published in 1831. Abbey Travel 225. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Journal.

      A manuscript journal of a 'Grand Tour,' beginning in Milan in October 1814, and travelling through Parma, Bologna, Florence, Leghorn (Livorno), Lake Perugia, Rome, Naples. In 1815 they tour Calabria, and on to Sicily, then, back to England via Gibraltar. The journal pays much attention to the state of the hotels and the roads, and describes the ascent of Mount Vesuvius and a visit to Pompeii. The front pastedown identifies this as Volume 4. The identity of the writer is not known.

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         Cary's Traveller's Companion, or, a delineation of the turnpike roads of England and Wales .

      London John Cary 1814 - 8vo., 22 pp., 43 engraved maps coloured in outline, (map of Yorkshire large folding), contemporary half calf, marbled boards, morocco label, light wear, a very good example. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Der vor seinem Gott Bussfertig-erscheinende Sünder, wie er sich wenn er an Jesu Gnadentafel als ein Würdiger Gast erscheinen will, sowohl zur Beichte, als zum Gebrauch des heiligen Abendmahls, vorbereiten soll, oder auserlesene Buss- Beicht- und Communionandachten, welchen beygefüget Die sieben Busspsalmen, nebst den Gott-geheiligten alltäglichen Morgen- und Abendandachten.

      Zwickau, Friedrich Gottlob Höfer (ca. 1814) - (frontispiece) 264 p. Contemporary Vellum, richly decorated with gilt, gilt-edged and partly gauffred text block, 8° (Slightly browned throughout. Bound in an attractive gold-stamped binding, decorated with a design of flowers, angels, vines and other ornaments, surrounding a central ornament with the crowned name 'Jesus' framed in a sun. The front cover also has the monograms 'JCH' and 'CGK' on it, the back cover the monogram 'P' and the year '1814'.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Wanderer; or, Female Difficulties. In Five Volumes.

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees. Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-row, 1814. Black gilt embosed banded spine, marbled boards, fore-edges, light rubbing, bindings tight. light foxing, To Doctor Burney, F. R. S. and correspondent to the Institute of France. * xxvii F. B. d''Arblay. March 14. 1814 Nice set of Scarce work. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Literature. First Edition.. Leather/Marbled Boards. Very Good.

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         Biblia Hebraica, Secundum ultimam editionem Jos. Athiae, a Johanne Leusden denuo recognitam, recensita veriisque notis latinis illustrata ab Everardo Van der Hooght, V.D.M.

      Philadelphia William Fry for Thomas Dobson 1814 - First American edition. 2 Volumes. 4to, (23.2 x 14.5 cm). [6], 296; [2], 312 pp.; pages uncut. Original boards with printed spine-labels, worn and cracked, but still holding. Light browning to pages, occasional pale marginal dampstaining, minor foxing in places. Housed in a modern maroon solander box. Text in Hebrew and Latin. Very rare first edition of the first complete Hebrew Bible issued in America. This is the first Hebrew Bible ever printed in America, which is a reprint of Everardo Van der Hooght's text, without the vocalisation. Proof-read in Amsterdam (as stated in Hebrew on the divisional title of the second volume). In 1849 this bible was reprinted again in Philadelphia by Isaac Lesser. The text of Van der Hooght (Amsterdam and Utrecht, 1705) is the basis of most modern editions of the Bible. This text is practically a reprint of the Athias-Leusden edition (Amsterdam, 1661-1667), but with variants at the end taken from a number of other printed editions. The Van der Hooght edition has been much prized because of its excellent and clear type; but no manuscripts were used in its preparation. "A Jewish printer, Jonathan Horowitz, brought brought the type for the first Hebrew Bible in America from Amsterdam and arranged for its publication in Philadelphia by Thomas Dobson in 1814. The two-volume set (was) sold for nearly fourteen dollars, a high price at the time" (Harris, The way Jews lived, p.274) Horowitz first proposed the publication of an edition of the Hebrew Bible for the American market in 1812, but found that he faced stiff commercial competition to this endeavour from other publishers who were working to the same end. As a result, Horowitz sold the type to William Fry in early 1813, and transferred his publication rights and subscription lists to Philadelphia publisher Thomas Dobson, who issued this edition in 1814. Hebrew was held in such high esteem by the founders of the American Republic that a story emerged at the time of the American Revolution that Hebrew was being considered as a possible substitute for English as the American language. The reason had as much to do with absolute indifference towards anything having to do with England as it had with America's symbolic view of equating their rebellion against the British with the struggle of the Israelites against the Egyptian Pharaoh. Ironically, as Hebrew, the language of the Jewish people, gained acceptance and status among the New World gentiles, less than half of the original states, at the time of the 1814 printing, accepted the political equality of the Jews in America. Rosenbach, American Jewish Bibliography 171; Wright, Early Bibles of America 123-24; Darlow & Moule 5168a; Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, 4; Enc. Judaica VIII, 209; Shaw & Shoemaker 30857. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Set of 3 British & French Naval Engagements off Madagascar.

      London ca 1814 - A set of three engravings (all 35 x 65 cm) with aquatint, printed in blue and finished by hand with wide white margins (43 x 71 cm; 50 x 82 cm). Caption in lower margins explaining the depicted scenes. In good condition, vivid colours, margins slightly chipped. A beautiful set of aquatint engravingsrepresenting the naval battle "The Action", the last action of the Mauritius campaign which confirmed British dominance of the seas east of the Cape of Good Hope for the rest of the Napoleonic Wars. The Battle of Madagascar, also called The Action of 20 May 1811 as in the prints' captions (which give details of the British and French forces - number of guns, and men and commander) was fought off Tamatave in Madagascar between British and French frigate squadrons during the Napoleonic Wars, and saw the destruction of the last french attempt to reinforce their garrison on Mauritius. Mauritius, a French Island, was at that time controlled by officials appointed by the French Government. It had been captured in December 1810 by a British invasion fleet; however the news had not reached Europe by February 1811, when a French reinforcement squadron left Brest. The French defences, hampered by the lack of the supplies and troops, were carried aboard the frigate squadron La Renommée under the command of Commodore François Roquebert (1744-1811). When Roquebert's ships reached Mauritius in May 1811, they discovered that the island was in British hands, and narrowly escaped a trap laid by a squadron of British frigates ordered to hunt and destroy them. On the next day, the 20th May, the British squadron, under the command of Captain Charles Marsh Schomberg (1779–1835), discovered the French off Tamatave and attacked, as depicted in the present work. As the evening approached, the French attempted to escape, Roquebert sacrificing his flagship and ultimately his life to allow the frigates Clorinde and the badly damaged Néréide to escape. Five days later, on the 25th May 1811, Schomberg's squadron rediscovered Néréide at Tamatave and persuaded the town's commander to surrender without a fight. The captions read as follows: 1) A British Squadron consisting of His Majesty's ships Astra, Phoebe and Galatea Frigates and Racehorse Sloop, under the command of Captain Charles Marsh Schomberg , commencing Action with a squadron of French frigates of the largest Clafs, under the command of Commodore Roquebert, Officer of the Legion of Honour on the 20th May 1811, off Madagascar. 2) The Birtish Squadron under the command of Captain Charles Marsh Schomberg C.B.K.C.T. & S. and the French Squadron under the command of Commodore Roquebert, Officer of the Legion of Honour, becalmed shortly after the commencement of The Action off Madagascar, on the 20th May 1811. 3) The Renewed Action by night, on the 20th May 1811, between the Birtish Squadron under the command of Captain Charles Marsh Schomberg C.B.K.C.T. & S.and the French Squadron under the command of Commodore Roqueber, representing the capture of La Renommée, the French Commodore's ship, at which time La Clorinde struck her colour but escaped during the night. Thomas Whitcombe (1763 – circa 1824) was a prominent British maritime painter of the Napoleonic Wars. Among his work are over 150 actions of the Royal Navy, and he exhibited at the Royal Academy, the British Institution and the Royal Society of British Artists. His range of work embraced naval engagements, ship portraits, coastal scenes with shipping and ships at sea in fresh breezes and storms. N.M.M. PAI6166.

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         The Life of Nelson.

      London: for John Murray, 1814 - 2 volumes octavo, (150 × 94 mm). Contemporary tree calf, flat spine gilt in compartments with attractive quatrefoil centrepieces, red morocco label lettered in gilt to second, board edges ruled in gilt, text-block edges sprinkled blue. Contemporary bookseller's ticket of Barratt's Library, Bond Street, Bath to vol. I front pastedown. Spines sunned, extremities very slightly rubbed, internally crisp and fresh. A handsome set. Engraved portrait frontispiece to vol. I, frontispiece of vol. II with five facsimile signatures. Second edition, a year after the first, this copy inscribed on the title page "To Mrs Holroyd, from one very grateful for the hope of her remembrance. Jane Davy, Nov. 21st 1817", together with a laid-in note in the same hand, reading "In addition to Mrs Holroyd's usual breakfast, the only copy to be obtained after 5 libraries searched so its homeliness must be excused. Thursday morn". A nice bluestocking copy: Jane Davy (née Kerr, 1780-1855) was first unhappily married to Shuckburgh Apreece, the son of a baronet. "After Apreece died his widow made her mark in society, as her distant cousin Walter Scott said, by taking 'the blue line, and by great tact and management actually established herself as a leader of literary fashion' (Journal, 1.107)" (ODNB). Moving to London in 1811 she found herself "hotly pursued" by Humphry Davy: the couple were married soon after and her wealth enabled him to devote himself entirely to research. In 1815 they returned from an eighteen-month tour of the continent and "Jane resumed energetic social life in London, interspersed with tours to various parts of Britain", an itinerary which on present evidence included a visit to fellow hostess Sarah ("Serena") Martha Holroyd (1739-1820) in Bath, who lived at 3 Queen's Parade. The unmarried Holroyd ("Mrs" then commonly applied to elderly ladies of her social standing) was a prolific letter-writer, brother to the first Earl of Sheffield and a close friend of Fanny Burney, herself a resident of Bath for several years. Cowie 139; NMM, II, 927

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         De l'intérêt de la France à l'égard de la traite des Nègres.

      - Genève et Paris, Paschoud, 1814. In-8, cartonnage moderne gris à la Bradel, 59 p. titre compris. Seconde édition publiée quelques semaines après la première de cette brochure qui fut remise à Talleyrand à l'occasion du Congrès de Vienne. Sismondi intervient pour engager les responsables français à abandonner la demande de renouvellement d'autorisation de la traite pendant cinq ans. C'est, selon lui, tout le travail de pacification et de normalisation en Afrique qui serait anéanti. Il met les hommes politiques face à l'horreur que représente la traite dans sa réalité humaine et démontre que l'arrivée de nouveaux esclaves dans les Antilles françaises provoquerait une situation explosive. Une partie de la brochure est consacrée à la défense de la liberté totale du commerce des colonies vers le reste du monde. Analysant la situation politique et sociale dans les Antilles françaises et à Saint-Domingue, Sismondi engage les autorités à se retirer de l'aventure coloniale où la France a tout à perdre et plus rien à gagner. (De Salis, p. 61. Ryckebusch, 7544. Sabin, 81450). Bel exemplaire, très frais, grand de marges. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Gli ordini d`architettura civile. Corredati delle aggiunte fattevi dagli architetti Gio. Battista Spampani e Carlo Antonini. Edizione seconda Milanese.

      Mailand Pietro e Giuseppe Vallardi 1814. - gr.-4°. Gest. Front., 2 Bll., 88 S., 44 gest. Tafeln, HLdrBd. d. Zt., Rückenschildchen. Deckel berieben, innen fallweise Gebrauchsspuren, Ränder fingerfleckig. Im Ganzen gutes Exemplar in dekorativer Bindung.

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         Reflextions politiques sur quelques ecrits du jour et sur les interets de tout les Francais. Paris, Le Normant

      1814 - First Edition. 8vo, [ii], 126pp, original wrappers [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Leichtfaßlicher Unterricht in der Moral und Religion zum Gebrauche für die katholischen Schüler

      Straubing, Heigl, 2. Auflage 1814. - in den königlich-baierischen Studien-Schulen. Seite 3-55, 90 Seiten, 2 Blatt, roter Lederband mit reicher Rücken und Deckelvergoldung, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt, 17,5 x 11 cm, Sehr dekoratives Exemplar in schöner Erhaltung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Practical Observations on Ectropium or Eversion of the Eyelids, with the Description of a new Operation for the Cure of that Disease On the Modes of Forming an Artificial Pupil ... Cure ... of Cataract.

      And the description of a series of New and Improved Operations for the Cure of the Different Species of Cataract. - London, , J.Callow, 1814, 8, XVI, 252 pp., 3 handcolr. Tafeln, Halbledereinband der Zeit Rücken erneuert. The second Edition!Sir William Adams (1783-1827), was born at Morwenstow in Cornwall, a pupil of John Cunningham Saunders and founder of Exeter's West of England Eye Infirmary and was a surgeon there. Between 1807 to 1810 he split his time between Exeter and Bath, before returning to London in 1810. He was awarded a knighthood in 1814 for his controversial claim to cure the Egyptian Ophthalmia which was currently devastating British soldiers. He became surgeon and oculist to the Prince Regent and the dukes of Kent and Sussex. Two years before his death he changed his name to his wife's maiden name - Rawson, and was so known also as Sir William Rawson after 1825.In this "highly praised" book, his first published work (1812), Adams described a method of treating eversion of the eyelids by the removal of an angular part of the lid. In the introduction Adams states that the operation of an ectropion was before him neither described nor performed. Philip von Walther accepts this operation without reservations in his textbook of ophthalmology. He himself performed it on a number of cases and the wound healed always without any purulent infection. Fr. Jaeger and Rosas also used this method successfully. W. Cermak, on the other hand, is of the opinion that after the operation of Adams the wound can easily gape Hermann Kuhnt improved the procedure by excising only the tarsus and leaving the anterior layer intact. The predecessor of this operation is Anyllus, the most famous surgeon of the 2nd century A.D. nearly 1700 years ago he operated just like Kuhnt in our days. . I do not want to maintain that Adams knew this description by Aetius... Adam's new operation for forming an artificial pupil, however, was simply a revival of the procedures employed by Cheselden and Sharpe. Originally the operation of iridectomy was undertaken for the purely optical purpose of forming an artificial pupil rather than as the curative measure it was to become in the hands of Beer and von Graefe. Middlemore declared in 1835 that Adams comments about the ectropion and the reforming of a pupil largely original, ingenious and practical and represents them for the future as an important part of the advances in these areas. - cf. HirschbergBecker Col. No. 4 AmEncOph I:p.92 BOA I: p.2 Hirschberg 630 Wellcome II:14 Zeis, No. 921 (Blepharoplastik)

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        Uibersicht des bei der K. K. Oesterreichischen Armee bestehenden Militär-Oeconomie-Systems, und aller dahin Bezug nehmenden Gesetze, mit Hinweisung auf die Zeitperioden, in welchen sie erflossen sind, und nach welchen sich bey Aufstellung dieser Uibersicht geachtet, hierbey aber auch darauf Rücksicht genommen worden ist, daß diese Uibersicht zugleich ein belehrendes Handbuch für alle jene seyn möge, die bey der Oeconomie-Verwaltung angestellt sind. Bearbeitet und herausgegeben von Carl Edlem von Bundschuh.

      Prag, gedruckt bei Gottlieb Haase, königl. böhmisch-ständischem Buchdrucker, 1814-1819. Zweite Auflage. 3 Hauptbde. und 5 Supplementbände. Gr.-8vo. (I:) Tb. 2.A., 10 S., Tb. 1.A. Prag 1813, 1 Bl., (11-) 12, 266; (II:) XXII 304; (III:) XX, 359 S.; (S1:) 2 Bll., 120; (S2:) 2 Bll., 132; (S3:) 7 Bll., 190; (S4:) 6 Bll., 147; (S5:) 5 Bll., 212 S. Mit zahlr. Falttafeln. Schöne, zeitgenössische Halblederbände mit geprägten Rückenschildern. Die Supplemente enthalten die bis Ende 1818 \"in politisch-ökonomischer Hinsicht erflossenen Normal-Vorschriften zu der im Jahre 1812 in Druck gegebenen Uibersicht...\". Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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