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        Old English Plays: Being a Selection from the Early Dramatic Writers: Volumes 1-VI.

      John Martin, London 1814 - Octavo, 6 volumes. Finely rebound, quarter leather, all edges marbled. In very good condition. An attractive set, uncommon with all volumes present. Contains many plays, including Dr. Faustus. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Defence of Fort McHenry" ["The Star-Spangled Banner"] in The Analectic Magazine (November, 1814)

      Analectic Magazine 1814 - Volume four of The Analectic Magazine, July-December, 1814. Three-quarter leather and marbled boards. Top of spine well worn, hinge leather cracked but book is still sound. Aside from two or possibly three newspaper appearances, this is the first appearance of Key's lyric based upon his experience during the British attack on Fort McHenry on September 13, 1814. The Star-Spangled Banner became the official national anthem of the United States in 1931. Uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [1] An inquiry into the nature and progress of rent, and the principles by which it is regulated

      London: T. Cadell, W. Davies, J. Hatchard,, 1814. London: John Murray, 1815; [bound with, 2:] — Observations on the effects of the corn laws, and of a rise or fall in the price of corn on the agriculture and general wealth of the country. London: J. Johnson and Co., 1814; [and, 3:] — The grounds of an opinion on the policy of restricting the importation of foreign corn; intended as an appendix to "Observations on the corn laws." London: John Murray and J. Johnson and Co., 1815; [and, 4:] [ANON] Considerations upon the corn bill; suggested by a recent declaration from high authority … Bath: Richard Cruttwell; London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, and J. Ridgway, 1815; [and, 5:] ROSE, George. The speech of the right Hon. George Rose, in the House of Commons, on the 5th of May 1814, on the subject of the corn laws. 5 works bound together in one volume, octavo (208 x 127 mm). Contemporary sprinkled half calf, patterned paper sides, smooth spine with double gilt rules, dark green morocco label, marbled edges. Housed in a black cloth flat-back solander box. Malthus [1], first two leaves trimmed 3mm shorter at foot; Malthus [3] bound without the terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary ink autograph contents to the front free endpaper, and contemporary ownership inscriptions to the titles of four of the pamphlets, excluding the Observations, occasional pencil annotations. Extremities lightly rubbed; hinges cracked but holding firm, some light spotting throughout, more pronounced on the titles, otherwise very good copies. First editions of five contemporary pamphlets, including three Malthus first editions. The marginal concept of rent, an essential factor in the development of political economy, and one lacking from Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, had first appeared as early as 1777 in James Anderson's Enquiry into the Nature of the Corn-laws. But it was not until the intense public debate over the Corn Laws at the end of the Napoleonic Wars that this advanced theory of rent was rediscovered and widely credited with its true significance. The Corn-Law debate intensified in 1814 with the publication of major Parliamentary committee reports. It reached its height during the parliamentary debates on legislation between 17 February and 10 March 1815 (when the new Corn Law was passed). It was in response to these parliamentary reports, and in anticipation of the legislative debate, that Malthus, amongst many others (including Ricardo, Sir Edward West, and Robert Torrens), prepared his works. The Commons report, delivered on 26 July 1814, was politically decisive, advancing definite conclusions about its main objects of inquiry: the increases in the extent, intensity and cost of domestic cultivation effected by wartime agricultural development, and the increase in the price of grain that would be necessary to remunerate the grower. The report found that on average the cost of agricultural production, including rent, had doubled over the last twenty years, alongside new, very high levels of capital investment in agriculture. Boldly it asserted a specific price as the minimum remuneration: the notorious 80 shillings per quarter. This laid the ground for the Corn Law of 1815, and provided a direct spur to the theorists of rent. Elements of a mature theory of rent are evident in Malthus's 1814 Observations on the Effects of the Corn Laws, but it was not until February 1815 that the really crucial works appeared. Piero Sraffa has established the following chronology of publication (with reference to publishers' newspaper advertisements): Malthus's Inquiry into the Nature and Progress of Rent was issued on 3 February 1815, and his Grounds of an Opinion was issued on the 10th. "All the pamphlets in question have in common the principle of rent based on diminishing returns from the extension of cultivation to inferior qualities of land; and also from the employment of successive portions of capital on the same land" (Sraffa, Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo, IV, p. 6). "The rent of land", writes Malthus, "may be defined to be that portion of the value of the whole produce which remains to the owner of the land, after all the outgoings belonging to its cultivation, of whatever kind, have been paid, including the profits of the capital employed, estimated according to the usual and ordinary rate of the profits of agricultural stock at the time being" (Inquiry, pp. [1]-2).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wien, 8. III. 1814. - ¾ S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Empfehlungsschreiben für "Fräulein Sturza" (recte: Stourdza), eine "Hofdame der Kaiserin Elisabeth": "[.] Aus Ihrem an mich vorlängst gerichteten Briefe [.] darf ich schließen, darf ich schließen daß Sie sich meiner noch wohlwollend erinnern. Fräulein Sturza ist ein[e] sehr geistvolle Griechin, vertraut mit unserer Litteratur, an der sie ein großes inniges Wohlgefallen findet, ihre Bekanntschaft wird Ihnen ohnfehlbar angenehm und höchst erfreulich seyn [.]". - Roxandra Stourdza, die Hofdame der russischen Kaiserin Alexandra (geb. Louise Prinzessin von Baden, 1779-1826), war auch eine Freundin J. H. Jung-Stillings gewesen. - Etwas fleckig und angestaubt und mit kleinen Randläsuren; ein stecknadelgroßer Papierdurchbruch in der oberen Blatthälfte.

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        ESSAI SUR LES VARIÉTÉS DE LA VIGNE QUI VÉGÈTENT EN ANDALOUSIE. Traduit par M. le Marquis de CAUMELS.

      1814 - Paris, de l'imprimerie de Poulet, 1814. In-8 (153 X 225) demi-veau brun, dos lisse orné en place des nerfs d'une chainette dorée surlignée de filets droits et courbes, fer doré représentant une grappe de raisins dans les compartiments, dentelle dorée en queue et tête, pièce de titre veau grenat, date en queue, tranches jaspées (reliure moderne) ; XVI (dont faux-titre et titre)-418 pages,une planche de figures coloriées et 4 tableaux dépliants. Légères rousseurs éparses, plus marquées aux premiers et derniers feuillets. ÉDITION ORIGINALE, RARE. Exemplaire bien complet de la PLANCHE EN COULEURS représentant des feuilles, plan de vigne, pépins et grappe de raisins, ainsi que des quatre tableaux dépliants constitués des "Tables synoptiques des caractères des variétés de la vigne : cep, sarments, feuilles, fleurs, raisins et grains". (SIMON, "Bibliotheca Gastronomica", 352). BEL EXEMPLAIRE, grand de marges, imprimé sur vergé fort, dans un joli pastiche de reliure romantique. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Treatise on Family Wine Making: Calculated for Making Excellent Wines from the Various Fruits of this United Country; in relation to Strength, Brilliancy, Health, and Economy explanatory of the whole process, and every other requisite guide after the wine is made and in the cellar; composed from practical knowledge and written expressly and exclusively for domestic use, containing sixty different sorts of wine. To which is also subjoined the description of part of a recent British vintage inclusive of an interesting experimental lecture

      Sherwood, Neely & Jones, London 1814 - First edition. Octavo. 158,(2)pp. Modern rebinding in sympathetic period style: quarter calf gilt and marbled papercovered boards, red morocco spine label gilt. Owner's name, half-title repaired, scattered foxing most pronounced on the title page, uncut, a pleasing very good copy. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettre autographe signée

      - VIOLLET-LE-DUC Eugène (1814-1879), architecte. L.A.S. 21 juillet 1865. 1 p. in-8, en-tête imprimé Ministère d¿État / Monuments historiques. Commande de bois de gravures. Il indique le nombre et la dimension des 80 pièces dont il a besoin : « ayez l¿obligeance de recommander ces bois, qu¿ils soient de bonne qualité et sans chevilles au coeur, dans les derniers envoyés il y en a de très médiocres ».

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        An Account of the Empire of Marocco and the Districts of Suse and Tafilelt

      London: T.Cadell and W.Davies, 1814. Compiled from miscellaneous observations made during a long residence in, and various journies through, these countries. To which is added an account of Shipwrecks on the Western Coast of Africa, and an interesting account of Timbuctoo the great emporium of Central Africa. xvi, 328pp. fourteen plates, inclusive of two maps, all present and correct, most of which are folding. Contemporary full calf binding, recently rebacked. Marbled end papers, and rice speckled block edges. Light foxing to the last few pages.. Third Edition. Full Calf. Very Good. 270x215mm.

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        The London Theatre. A Collection of the Most Celebrated Dramatic Pieces (26 volumes)

      Whittingham and Arliss. Chiswick Press, London 1814 - Book. 32mo - over 4 - 5" tall. 26 volumes, issued between 1814 to 1818, with a total of 104 plays, four per volume. Extremely rare in this full and continuous set. A few illustrations accompany each play. This is an extraordinary collection of the popular and canonical theater of the day, with some informative notes about the plays premier and players, sometimes listing those of contemporary performances, sometimes those who originated the plays. The plays include farces, burlesques, operas (essentially musicals or operettas, not full-fledged operas), masques, tragedies, etc. Some from playwrights still revered and even performed, such as Sheridan, Congreve, Milton, Garrick, Colley; others by now obscure writers. Also curious is the number of plays written by women, and this might constitute an interesting springboard for study on female writers in the theater. Plays include, in order of volumes, up to just volume 18, to provide a sense of the range: The Rivals - Sheridan, The Beggar's Opera - John Gay, Venice Preserved - Thomas Otway, The Irish Widow - David Garrick, The West Indian - Richard Cumberland, A Bold Stroke for a Wife - Mrs. Centlivre, Isabella - David Garrick, The Quaker - Charles Dibdin, The Provoked Husband - J Vanbrugh and Cibber Colley, Douglas - John Home, Love in a Village - Isaac Bickerstaff, Fortune's Frolic - John Till Allingham, The Belle's Stratagem - Mrs. Cowley, The Gamester - Edward Moore, The Brothers - Richard Cumberland, Richard Coeur de Lion - General Burgoyne, Man of the World - Charles Macklin, The Grecian Daughter - Arthur Murphy, Maid of the Mill - Isaac Bickerstaff, High Life Below Stairs - The Rev. James Townley, She Stoops to Conquer - Oliver Goldsmith, The Revenge - Dr. Young, The Busy Body - Mrs. Centlivre, Rosina - Mrs. Brooke, The Fashionable Lover - Richard Cumberland, Jane Shore - Nicholas Rowe, Lionel and Clarissa - Isaac Bickerstaff, Three Weeks After Marriage - Arthur Murphy, The Hypocrite - Isaac Bickerstaff, Cato - Joseph Addison, George Barnwell - Mr. Lillo, Midas - Kane O'Hara, The Beaux Stratagem - George Farquhar, The Fair Penitent - Nicholas Rowe, The Critic - Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Miss in Her Teens - David Garrick, All in the Wrong - Arthur Murphy, Alexander the Great - Nathaniel Lee, The Way to Keep Him - Arthur Murphy, Comus -- altered from John Milton, The Jealous Wife - George Colman, The Mourning Wife - William Congreve, Tancred and Sigismunda - James Thompson, The Guardian - David Garrick, The Clandestine Marriage - George Colman and David Garrick, The Roman Father - W. Whitehead, The Inconstant - George Farquhar, The Padlock - Isaac Bickerstaff, Tamerlane - Nicholas Rowe, The Wonder - Mrs. Centlivre, Rule a Wife and Have a Wife - David Garrick, The Tobacconist - altered from Ben Jonson by Thomas Gentleman, A Trip to Scarborough - Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Suspicious Husband - Dr. Hoadly, The Siege of Damascus - John Hughes, The Apprentice- Arthur Murphy, Oroonoko - Thomas Southern, Count of Narbonne - Robert Jephson, Confederacy - Sir John Vanbrugh, The Devil to Pay - C. Coffey, She Would and She Would Not - Colley Cibber, Love for Love - William Congreve, Mahomet - The Rev. Mr. Miller, The Citizen - Arthur Murphy, The Orphan of China - Arthur Murphy, Every Man in His Humour - David Garrick, Recruiting Officer - George Farquhar, The Mayor of Garratt - Samuel Foote, A New Way to Pay Old Debts - Philip Massinger, The Duke of Milan - Philip Massinger, The Orphan - Thomas Otway, The Recruiting Sergeant - Isaac Bickerstaff, and on and on. Condition is very good. There are some dampstains in a few volumes, and there is some other soilage here and there, but generally the pages are clean and free of issues. Spines rebacked with modern calf, featuring five raised boards and embossed title and volume number. Contemporary calf boards preserved and while generally scuffed and with wear along edges and corners, these remain attractive. Bindings are tight. Modern endpapers [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the University and Colleges of Cambridge; including Notices relating to the Founders and Eminent Men

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1814. (FORE-EDGE PAINTING) 2 vols., 8vo (212 x 132 mm). Engraved title and 31 engraved plates. Contemporary blue straight-grained purple morocco gilt, spines gilt, edges gilt, and EACH WITH A FORE-EDGE PAINTING (some light rubbing); cloth slipcase . The fore-edge painting on volume one shows a view of Downing College; volume two has a view of Cambridge from Castle Hill

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        Der Blutige Schau-Platz, oder Martyrer Spiegel der Tauffs-Gesinnten, oder wehrlosen Christen, die um des Zeugnisses Jesu, ihres Seligmachers, willen gelitten haben, und getödtet worden sind, von Christi an, bis auf das Jahr 1660 (.). Zweispaltiger Druck. Zweyte Americanische Ausgabe. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Lancaster (Penns.), Joseph Ehrenfried, 1814. - 3 Bll., 340 S., 2 Bll., 5 Bll., 608 S., 4 Bll. Groß-Folio. Lederband d. Zeit über Holzdeckeln, auf 6 Bünden. Einband gering berieben und teils etwas beschabt; oberes Kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle; Schliessen und Schliessenbänder nur noch fragmentarisch vorhanden; Innengelenke angeplatzt; durchgehend gebräunt; etwas stockfleckig; Vorsätze angerändert; die letzten Bll. mit schwachem Wasserrand; Kaufvermerk auf dem Vordervorsatz. Die erste amerikanische Ausgabe (in deutscher Sprache) erschien 1748. Arndt/ Eck II, 2023 (mit Abbildung des Titelblatts). Nicht bei Sabin. DE

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        REFLEXIONS sur les CONSTITUTIONS , LA DISTRIBUTION des POUVOIRS , et les GARANTIES , dans une MONARCHIE CONSTITUTIONNELLE . Edition originale avec une DÈDICACE DE Benjamin de CONSTANT

      - Patis . H. Nicolle . Gide fils . 1814 . Edition originale de ce texte publié le 24 Mai , soit dix jours avant la promulgation de la CHARTE . Dans cet ouvrage il livre l'essentiel de sa pensée constitutionnelle , inspirée en partie du modèle anglais . fondée sur une séparation des pouvoirs , harmonisée par une neutralité du ROI . RARISSIME DEDICACE à Nicolas Eloi LEMAIRE , professeur de poésie latine à la Faculté des Lettres , chargé par Louis XVIII d'établir une grande encyclopédie des auteurs latins . ( A l'exception de LUCRECE , inspirateur du Baron d'HOLBACH ) . Cette édition en 154 volumes prendra le nom de Bibliothéque LEMAIRE . Broché in-8 de XVI + 166 pages + table ( 2 p ) . Exemplaire à tranches marbrées sous couverture d'attente . ( En provenance d'une reliure fictive à titres multiples ) . Un manque angulaire au faux titre ( voir photo ) , sinon tres bon état . 198 x 128 mm . [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Atlas del Itinerario Descriptivo de España.

      - (Valencia, Mompié, 1814), 23,5 x 17 cm., hol. piel algo rozada, 14 págs. + 2 h. + 29 mapas, 10 de ellos dobles o plegados. (Buen ejemplar en primera edición de este Atlas que acompaña el Itinerario descriptivo de las provincias de España por A. de Laborde. Las página de texto da una idea de la geografía de España a comienzos del siglo XIX). ATLAS

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        1] An inquiry into the nature and progress of rent, and the principles by which it is regulated. London: John Murray, 1815; [bound with, 2:] — Observations on the effects of the corn laws, and of a rise or fall in the price of corn on the agriculture and general wealth of the country. London: J. Johnson and Co., 1814; [and, 3:] — The grounds of an opinion on the policy of restricting the importation of foreign corn; intended as an appendix to "Observations on the corn laws." London: John Murray and J. Johnson and Co., 1815; [and, 4:] [ANON] Considerations upon the corn bill; suggested by a recent declaration from high authority Bath: Richard Cruttwell; London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, and J. Ridgway, 1815; [and, 5:] ROSE, G

      London: T. Cadell, W. Davies, J. Hatchard, 1814 - 5 works bound together in one volume, octavo (208 x 127 mm). Contemporary sprinkled half calf, patterned paper sides, smooth spine with double gilt rules, dark green morocco label, marbled edges. Housed in a black cloth flat-back solander box. Extremities lightly rubbed; hinges cracked but holding firm, some light spotting throughout, more pronounced on the titles, otherwise very good copies. Malthus [1], first two leaves trimmed 3mm shorter at foot; Malthus [3] bound without the terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary ink autograph contents to the front free endpaper, and contemporary ownership inscriptions to the titles of four of the pamphlets, excluding the Observations, occasional pencil annotations. First editions of five contemporary pamphlets, including three Malthus first editions. The marginal concept of rent, an essential factor in the development of political economy, and one lacking from Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, had first appeared as early as 1777 in James Anderson's Enquiry into the Nature of the Corn-laws. But it was not until the intense public debate over the Corn Laws at the end of the Napoleonic Wars that this advanced theory of rent was rediscovered and widely credited with its true significance. The Corn-Law debate intensified in 1814 with the publication of major Parliamentary committee reports. It reached its height during the parliamentary debates on legislation between 17 February and 10 March 1815 (when the new Corn Law was passed). It was in response to these parliamentary reports, and in anticipation of the legislative debate, that Malthus, amongst many others (including Ricardo, Sir Edward West, and Robert Torrens), prepared his works. The Commons report, delivered on 26 July 1814, was politically decisive, advancing definite conclusions about its main objects of inquiry: the increases in the extent, intensity and cost of domestic cultivation effected by wartime agricultural development, and the increase in the price of grain that would be necessary to remunerate the grower. The report found that on average the cost of agricultural production, including rent, had doubled over the last twenty years, alongside new, very high levels of capital investment in agriculture. Boldly it asserted a specific price as the minimum remuneration: the notorious 80 shillings per quarter. This laid the ground for the Corn Law of 1815, and provided a direct spur to the theorists of rent. Elements of a mature theory of rent are evident in Malthus's 1814 Observations on the Effects of the Corn Laws, but it was not until February 1815 that the really crucial works appeared. Piero Sraffa has established the following chronology of publication (with reference to publishers' newspaper advertisements): Malthus's Inquiry into the Nature and Progress of Rent was issued on 3 February 1815, and his Grounds of an Opinion was issued on the 10th. "All the pamphlets in question have in common the principle of rent based on diminishing returns from the extension of cultivation to inferior qualities of land; and also from the employment of successive portions of capital on the same land" (Sraffa, Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo, IV, p. 6). "The rent of land", writes Malthus, "may be defined to be that portion of the value of the whole produce which remains to the owner of the land, after all the outgoings belonging to its cultivation, of whatever kind, have been paid, including the profits of the capital employed, estimated according to the usual and ordinary rate of the profits of agricultural stock at the time being" (Inquiry, pp. [1]-2). Malthus [1], variant issue with Murray only in the imprint: Black 2877; Einaudi 3673; Goldsmiths' 21130 (cf. 21131); Hollander 2323; Kress B.6536 (cf. B.6537); McCulloch, p. 32; Mattioli 2215. Malthus [2]: Black 2822; Einaudi 3677; Goldsmiths' 20940; Kress B.6351; Mattioli 2218. Malthus [3] Black 2876; Einaudi 3672; Goldsmiths' 21177; Kress B.6535; McCulloch, p. 76; Mattioli 22 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Letters of Lord Nelson to Lady Hamilton;

      London: Thomas Lovewell & Co.,, 1814. with a Supplement of Interesting Letters by Distinguished Characters. 2 volumes bound as one, octavo (206 × 130 mm). Modern full tree calf, raised bands to spine, red morocco labels to spine, all edges gilt, ruling to turn-ins and edges of boards gilt, marbled endpapers. A fine copy. A beautifully bound copy of the first edition of this collection of letters from Nelson to Lady Emma Hamilton. When first published, this collection was highly controversial. The Edinburgh Review called the publication "reprehensible" and barbarous (September 1814, p.398). Meanwhile, The London Quarterly Review was slightly less venomous, but still failed to find anything in these private letters to "justify their publication" and went on to claim the letters to be forgeries (April 1814, p.73). The latter review was in fact written anonymously by the secretary to the Admiralty, John Wilson Croker; despite claims of counterfeiting, when Nelson's letters were auctioneered in 1817 following Lovewell's bankruptcy, Croker quickly purchased 'them privately, and kept the fact hidden, seeing no reason to parade Nelson's weakness in public' (Lambert, Nelson: Britannia's God of War, p. 5).

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        The History and Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of Salisbury. ...Norwich. ...Winchester. ...the Metropolitical Church of York. Illustrated by a Series of Engravings of Views, Elevations, Plans

      London 1814, 16, 17, 19. . Four works in one volume, first editions, 4to. 121 plates, including woodcut titles to the first two works and engraved ones for the last two, slight cracking of upper hinge. Later 19th century black half morocco, some minor rubbing, else a very good collection. Britton published 16 volumes of cathedral history between 1814 and 1836.

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        Charte Von Dem Erzherzogthume Oesterreich Ob Und Unter Der Enns in VI Sectionen Nach Allen Bekannten Astromischen Und Mehr Als 100 Neuen Trigonometrischenorstbestimmungen Entworfen. Folding Map of the Archducy of Austria

      Schreyvogel & Riedl & Schropp & Cie Berlin, Vienna Wien Vienne Berlin 1814 - A large engraved, uncoloured, contoured, folding map of north western Austria [including Vienna], dissected and sectionalised in 48 sections to form one large, linen backed sheet, 179 x 102cm unfolded. The map is edge bound in green linen and bears lable of the Viennese retailer D'Artaria & Comp.The map, which is exceptionally clean and bright, folds to a size of 22 x 17cm and fits into its original marbled paper covered slip case. The case has a black leather gilt spine, titled to give the appearance of a book when on the library shelf. about a quarter of the lower leather of the spine is lacking but there is little other wear to the case. The map extends from Dillmanning and Burghausen on the Bavaarian border in the west to Pressburg on the Hungarian border in the east. The other surrounding states - Bohemia, Steyermark and Markgraft Hummaehren are indicated but the areas left blank. As well as the impressive title at top left in German the map has an abbreviated version in French lower right. A map produced towards the close of the Napoleonic Wars. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Nouvelles Observation Sur Les Abeilles. (Adresses A.M. Charles Bonnet)

      1814 1814 - Paris & Geneve: J.J. Paschoud Libraire 1814. 2 volumes. 2nd edition reviewed, corrected and improved. [4] + 362 + 2 engraved plates; [4] + 479 + [2] +12 engr. plates. Contemporary half leather with slight signs of use. Apart from a marginal cut in first volume final leaf and smudges of second volume final leaf, a remarkable fine copy of the best issue of this famous and rare bee book. * Den største og bedste udgave af 1700-tallets berømte bihåndbog, formet som breve antagelig til Charles Bonnet. Den blinde Sweitzer F. Huber gjorde mange bemærkelseværdige opdagelser vedrørende bihold og var et bemærkelsesværdigt eksempel på, hvordan man med mod og viljestyrke kan overvinde blindhed. Blandt andet beviste han, at bidronningen udvikles fra en arbejder larve. The, since his fifteen years, blind Swiss Huber was called "the father of modern bee science". He designed a famous beehive with movable "leaves" like pages in a book and proved that the bee-queen came from a worker larvae. Huber, who lost his sight in young age, exemplifies how a man of courage can triumph over blindness. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the Austrians.

      London, W. Bulmer for John Murray, 1814. - 2 Bll., XV SS., 50 Bll. Mit 50 kol. Aquatintatafeln. Halblederband um 1860 auf 5 Bünden mit hübscher Rückenvergoldung. Marmorvorsätze. 4to. Alle Tafeln mit Murrays Druckvermerk vom 1. Juni 1813. Die schönen Trachten sind verkleinerte Nachstiche des großen Trachtenwerkes von A. F. Bertrand de Moleville und gehen zurück auf Entwürfe von Vincent Georg Kininger. Mit Kostümen aus Niederösterreich, Tirol, Innsbruck, Ungarn, Eger, Böhmen, der Bukowina, Hermannstadt, Polen, Dalmatien, Mähren etc. - Leicht gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig. Tooley 375. Vgl. Lipperheide Ea 26. Colas 78. Hiler 16. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoria De Las Fiestas Que La Inmortal Ciudad De Zaragoza celebró En Los Días 6, 7, 8, 9 y 10 De Abril De 1814, y Demás Pormenores Ocurridos En Los Mismos, Con El Interesante y Feliz Motivo De Haberse Dignado Nuestro Augusto Soberano El Sr. D. .(*)

      Imprenta De Miedes, Zaragoza 1814 - (*) Fernando VII venir en compañía del serenísimo señor infante Don Carlos, a su regreso de Francia, después de 6 años de opresión, con el objeto de recorrer las memorables ruinas de este heroico pueblo. Escribíala de orden del Ilmo. Ayuntamiento su cronista. 169pp. Perfecto ejemplar con una bella encuadernación de época en piel roja decorada al oro, lomera con florones y un tejuelo. Cantos decorados. Cortes dorados. Guardas originales en seda , enmarcadas. =Alcaide Ibieca, Zaragoza, 1778. Historiador, doctorado en Derecho, maestro en artes y con ejercicio de la abogacía en Zaragoza y Madrid. Perteneció a varias sociedades culturales, entre ellas la Real Sociedad Económica Aragonesa y la Matritense; académico de la Real de la Historia y de la de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, en Madrid, y de San Luis en Zaragoza. Participó en la defensa de Zaragoza en los Sitios, hecho por el que fue condecorado. Su fama como historiador se la debe a su Historia de los dos sitios que pusieron a Zaragoza en los años de 1808 y 1809 las tropas de Napoleón, en dos volúmenes editados en Madrid en 1830 y 1831, a los que se añadió un Suplemento (Madrid, 1831). =La Guerra de la Independencia española terminó con la firma del Tratado de Valençay de 11 de diciembre de 1813, por el que el Rey Fernando VII recobró la Corona de España y su libertad sin condiciones. El emperador Napoleón autorizó a Fernando para volver a España el día 7 de marzo de 1814. Las noticias de la vuelta del Rey a España se conocieron pronto en Zaragoza, como en las demás ciudades, aunque se ignoraban los detalles concretos del viaje real; la impaciencia de los zaragozanos creció notablemente al pasar por la ciudad don José de Zayas, en su camino hacia Madrid, el día 21 de marzo. El día 25 de marzo recibió el Jefe Político de la provincia de Zaragoza, don Salvador Campillo un oficio del Mariscal de Campo don Santiago Withinghan en el que se comunicaba la venida del rey. El Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza dispuso que se celebrasen los tres días fijados, con repique general de campanas e iluminación, y festejos. El día 6 de abril de 1814, miércoles Santo, a las tres de la tarde entró en Zaragoza S. M. el Rey Fernando VII; hizo su entrada en un carruaje descubierto, en compañía de su hermano D. Carlos y de los generales duque de San Carlos y D. José de Palafox. Abría la comitiva real un escuadrón de Dragones de Madrid y «seguían Compañías de Escopeteros Paisanos formadas de los defensores de esta Ciudad y le acompañaban el Gobernador militar, el Teniente de Rey y demás jefes de la Plaza, el General Withingham con su estado mayor y otros muchos personajes distinguidos, todos a caballo. El carruaje del Rey era tirado por cincuenta paisanos, vecinos de esta Ciudad, elegidos entre sus heroicos defensores . La ciudad, muy engalanada, recibió al Monarca con repique general de campanas y las salvas de la artillería; durante todo el trayecto vio Fernando las ruinas gloriosas de la ciudad y el extraordinario afecto con que le recibieron todos los zaragozanos. Size: 4ºmenor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Fontaine's Tales: Imitated in English Verse

      London: C. Chapple, 66 Pall-Mall, 1814 - The first complete verse translation of La Fontaine's Tales in English, extra-illustrated with 76 plates by Duplessis-Bertaux in colored and uncolored states First full English verse edition. 12mo. Extra-illustrated with two frontispiece portraits of La Fontaine in volume I, portrait of Jean Duplessis-Bertaux in volume II and 76 engarvings by Duplessis-Bertaux in two states (in contemporary color and uncolored). xxii, 286; [ii], 360 pp. Bound in later 19th-century three-quaters brown morocco, a.e.g., fine

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        Oeuvres

      Lefevre, Paris 1814 - Oeuvres Complettes de J. La Fontaine, Précédées d'une Nouvelle Notice sur la Vie. Six volumes, Paris, Lefèvre, 1814. 8º (208 x 125 mm.), pp. lxxv, 242; 319; 488; 547; 334; 494. With a frontispiece portrait of La Fontaine by Ribalt after Hyacinte Rigault and twenty-five fine copper engravings by a variety of engravers after designs by Jean Michel Moreau (1741-1814). Bound in contemporary quarter calf over decorative boards, spines with raised bands and contrasting panels, black morocco lettering-pieces, marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges. The slightest superficial wear to extremities but a very fine set, internally fresh, crisp and unmarked, all the plates with their original tissue-guards.

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        An Epitome of the History of the World, from the Creation to the Advent of the Messiah. In two volumes

      York - W. Hargrove, 1814 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An earlyset of Hoyland's History, in full calf bindings. Second Edition. 'Exhibiting the fulfilment of Scripture prophecies, particularly in relation to the Jews'. 'Evincing the connexion of divine dispensations through a period of four thousand years'. Completein two volumes. John Hoyland (17501831) was awriter on Gypsy culture. In 1812 he published, anonymously, his Epitome of the History of the World from the Creation to the Advent of the Messiah, which appeared in its third edition as The Fulfilment of Scripture Prophecy (1823). A euhemeristic work, it identifies Elijah as the prototype of Phaeton, Jephtha's daughter of Iphigenia. DNB. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally, generally smart with some rubbing to the extremities and marks to the boards. Two hinges slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. The front free endpapers and titlepage of Volume II are working loose. Spotting to the first and last few pages but otherwise clean. Copperplate ink signatures to frontfree endpapers, dated 1850. Overall: GOOD..

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        L'Afrique, ou histoire, moeurs, usages et coutumes des africains. Le Sénegal. 4 volumes

      Paris, Nepveu 1814 - Première édition. Brunet I, 1226; Gay 233; Colas 1219; Lipperheide 1579; Barbier I, 78. - Avec 47 planches hors texte et en cuivre finement gravé, dont 7 en couleur, avec 44 scènes et des vues (4 double-page), 2 cartes pliées et une planche de partition musicale. Trois planches montrant un navire negrier et une chaine d'esclaves venant de l'interieur. - L'auteur René Claude Geoffroy de Villeneuve (1767-1831) fut médecin et collaborateur du chevalier de Boufflers, fit plusieurs voyages dans l'interieur du Senegal. - Sommaire : Caractère des Nations qui habitent entre les fleuves du Sénégal et de la Gambie. Voyage dans les pays de Cayor, Bourba-Ouolof, Baol et Sine etc. - Propre et bel exemplaire sur papier velin, les tomes 2 - 4 dans la couverture originale gravée, tome 1 dans une reliure de l'epoque et avec les figures finement coloriées 1 f., VIII, 174 p.; 2 f., 176, II p.; 2 f., 222 p.; 2 f., 218, IV pages, 47 planches en cuivre Couverture originale gravée (3), cartonnage contemporain, dos doré (1), 8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A System of Anatomy for the Use of Students of Medicine [vol. 2]

      Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1814. Hardcover. Very Good -. viii, 453, [1] p., 1 folded leaf of a plate; 23 cm. Contemporary full calf with six spine compartments between gilt rules. Leather labels in second compartment with gilt-tooled title "Wistar's Anatomy" and in fourth compartment with volume number. Errata for volumes 1 and 2 on one page following text. Caspar Wistar (1761-1818) taught anatomy, midwiery, and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania from 1789 to his death in 1818. He published A System of Anatomy in two volumes in 1811 and 1814. He served as president of both the American Philosophical Society and the Society for the Abolition of Slavery. In Very Good- Condition: leather is slightly rubbed; front board just starting at tail; minor loss at head of spine; 10-cm. tear in folded plate, without loss; light soiling throughout; a few pages browning.&

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        A large engraved map, hand-coloured in outline, entitled: New Holland and Asiatic Isles. Drawn and engraved for Thomson's New General Atlas.

      1814 1814 - (Edinburgh) 1814. Depicting the Continent of Australia, New Guinea, and the islands of the South Pacific Ocean incl. New Zealand. Measuring 50.5 x 71.25 cm. Paper watermarked 1796. Slight tear at foot. NOTE: John Thomson and Co. were one of the leading nineteenth century British map publishers.

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        Staat der Nederlandsche Oostindische bezittingen, onder het bestuur van den Gouverneur-Generaal Herman Willem Daendels, ridder, luitenant-generaal, &c. in de jaren 1808-1811. Memorie + Bylagen I. + II. + III.Stuk [VIER DELEN ; complete set].

      - 's Gravenhage 1814. 33,5 x 21 cm. Gebonden in halfleer met vergulde rugtitels. Hardcovers. Met 9 vouwbladen. Bovenrand van de rug van Bylagen I. Stuk is licht ongaaf. Keurige en complete set. In drie delen is voorin een curieuze brief waarin de bet-overkleinzoon van Herman Willem Daendels beschrijft hoe hij aan deze set is gekomen. [ Geschiedenis (History) / Colonial Indonesië / Indonesia ]

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        TRAVELS THROUGH CANADA, AND THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1806, 1807, & 1808. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES AND ANECDOTES OF SOME OF THE LEADING CHARACTERS IN THE UNITED STATES.

      London. . 1814 - Two volumes. xxxiv,[1],544pp. plus fourteen plates (six colored, the rest tinted), single- page map, and folding frontispiece map (partially colored); viii,532pp. plus two tinted plates. Modern three quarter mottled calf and marbled boards, red gilt morocco labels, ornate gilt spine in six compartments. Internally clean. Color on plates bright and fresh. Very good. The enlarged second edition (after the first of 1810), with corrections, and with all the plates in varying degrees of color. Lambert was a sympathetic observer of society and institutions in America, and he predicted great success for the nations. "The sketches of society in Quebec and Montreal are written with much humor; the descriptive portions are well done, and much important information is given on trade, ship- building and manufactures" - Larned. Lambert also offers an account of his visit to Charleston and Savannah in 1808. The views include Plymouth (Massachusetts), Quebec, Gen. Burgoyne's camp at Saratoga, Indians, etc. The folding map shows the eastern seaboard and Canada. LARNED 3732. HOWES L40. SABIN 38734. CLARK II:157. ABBEY 613.

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        The History of Greece / by William Mitford. [ Mitford's History of Greece ]. [Complete in 10 Volumes]

      London : Printed By Luke Hansard & Sons, Near Lincoln's-Inn Fields, For T. Cadell And W. Davies, In The Strand 1814 - Physical desc. : 10 v. ; 23 cm. Subject: Greece - History - Early works. Language: English. Bookplate of Belper to each front paste-down. Very good copies in the original, blind and gilt-bordered aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with contrasting gilt-blocked labels; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong. 8 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Réflexions sur le suicide, suivies de la Défense de la Reine, Publiée en août 1793 ; et de Lettres sur les écrits et le caractère de J. J. Rousseau

      Nicolle, Mame frères, Martinet, Paris 1814 - In-8 (212 x 136 mm), demi-maroquin vert à grain long, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre noisette, chiffre couronné, tranches jaunes (reliure d'époque). Exemplaire au chiffre de Jérôme Bonaparte (Ajaccio 1784 - Massy 1860), dit " Comte de Montfort ", Roi de Westphalie (Olivier, planche N° 2661), et portant le cachet " Bibliothèque du Citoyen Napoléon Bonaparte ". Il est le plus jeune frère de Napoléon Ier. Bel exemplaire (quelques menus frottements, petite déchirure en marge supérieure pages vii, 267 et 269, quelques légères rousseurs). // Octavo (212 x 136 mm), green long-grained half-morocco, smooth spine tooled, chestnut title label, crowned monogram, yellow edges (contemporary binding). Precious copy that belonged to Jérôme Bonaparte (Ajaccio 1784 - Massy 1860), named " Comte de Montfort ", Roi de Westphalie (Olivier, planche N° 2661), and containing the stamp " Bibliothèque du Citoyen Napoléon Bonaparte ". He is the youngest brother of Napoleon Ier. Fine copy (some minor rubbings, little tear on top margin pages vii, 267 and 269, some light spots).

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        A Treatise of the Laws for the Relief and Settlement of the Poor

      London - J. Butterworth and Son, 1814 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce original copy of this important work with interesting annotations. Three volumes fully bound in the original leather with gilt lettering. Michael Nolan was a Barristerof Law at Lincoln's Inn. He provides a thorough overview of England's influential poor laws as they stood during the opening decades of the Industrial Revolution. Nolan's wide-ranging study includes a history of the subject and discussions of such topics as property ratability, work-relief and settlement by marriage. This volume was previously owned by Sir Robert George Wyndham Herbert Ickleton and contains his bookplate. Ickleton was an Eldon Law Scholar and private secretary to Gladstone. Condition: The bindingsthemselves arereasonably secure,although the front board of volumes one and two is detached from the book with the front endpaper. There isconsiderable wear to the extremities including ink stains and writingto the boards, bumping to the corners and scuffing to the leather. Internally, the pages are generally clean withthe odd brown spot or handling mark and some copperplate annotations. The endpapers have been used to write notes or sketch pictures. The condition of these volumes isfair only..

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        SAGGIO DI PIROTECNIA CHE CONTIENE LE FABBRICAZIONI DELLE POLVERI DA CANNONE A VENEZIA. (....)

      Treviso Antonio Paluello 1814 8° Pagine 176 Brossura coeva. Lievissime fioriture. Ottimo esemplare. EDIZIONE ORIGINALE. 1 Copia in Italia.

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        Apeo de las fincas de la Villa de Fromista, las de las Villas de Mancilla y Población de Campos, hecho en el año de 1773 por Real Probision de la Chancilleria de Valladolid á instancia del Defensor del Concurso que en aquella epoca habia formado á las rentas del marquesado de Fromista, cuias diligencias originales existen en el oficio de Juan Dionisio Gil, escribano del numero, sacada esta copia á solicitud del Licenciado Don Agustin de Frias y Val, Apoderado del Excmo. Señor Duque de Frías y Uceda

      - En Fromista [Palencia], a Diciembre quatro de 1814.- 2 h., + 111 hojas manuscritas a tinta negra por ambas caras, siendo la numerada 1 de papel sellado de Carlos IV del año mil ochocientos y ocho, pero indicando "Valga para el Reynado del Señor Don Fernando VII y año de 1814" [frase signada a derecha e izquierda], y siendo la numerada 111 de papel sellado de Fernando VII del año de mil ochocientos y trece, pero indicando "Valga para el año de mil ochocientos catorce"; In Folio (31 x 22 cm.); El conjunto está cosido con cordel formando un cuaderno.- Hay que decir que el sello de la página numerada 111 lleva la siguiente inscripción: "Hisp. Rex Ferd. VII, D. G. et Const. Monarch.", pero estas tres últimas palabras están tachadas con tinta negra, aunque se leen perfectamente. Es decir, es clara prueba de la confusión política del momento que hace aparecer a Fernando VII como rey constitucional y al año siguiente su sello pretende borrar esta definición. Por esta razón nos hallamos ante un sello bastante raro e importante. Por otra parte hay que comentar que la fecha del Apeo es bastante trascendente, pues justamente en el mismo año 1773 llega a Frómista el Canal de Castilla, lo que supuso una inyección de prosperidad en la decadente economía de la Villa, propiciando el regadío, el transporte y la aparición de fábricas de harina. Es por todo ello que los apeos, deslindes y demarcaciones que se piden en el documento dejarán claramente fijados los derechos de propiedad del ducado de Frías y Uceda, entre otras razones, para estos riegos bienechores. Documento de clara caligrafía y muy bien conservado, sólamente la hoja numerada 111 se halla bien restaurada de una pequeña rajita. Libro en español [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Nouveau traité du jeu des échecs

      2 parts bound in one. iv+167 with title chess diagram; 204+[3] with diagrams and errata. Octavo (8 1/4" 5 1/4") bound in marbled boards. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 673) First edition.Louis-Charles Mahe de la Bourdonnais was born into a noble family on Reunion Island, then called Bourbon Island, in the Indian Ocean. He was sent to Paris where he attended the Henry IV College and learned to play chess in 1814. From 1818 onwards he played seven days a week at the Café de la Regence, where he had his own table. In 1821 he defeated Alexandre Deschapelles and John Cochrane and in 1823 he defeated Lewis in London. In 1825 he visited England again and there he married Eliza Waller Gordon. In 1831 he lost the money that he had inherited from his father in a land speculation in Saint-Malo. From then chess was his only source of income. In 1833 he published Nouveau Traite du Jeux des Echecs and in 1834 he played a match against Alexander MacDonnell. The match consisted of six parts and La Bourdonnais. They didn't speak each others language and could only say 'check' to one another. MacDonnell took far more time to make his moves and in between them La Bourdonnais played quick chess against other players to earn some extra money. During the sixth and last part La Bourdonnais was recalled to France on urgent business matters and MacDonnell died before the match could be resumed. In 1836 he became one of the editors of the first chess magazine, La Palamede. In 1838 he suffered a stroke and then from dropsy. Things went downward from then. He had to sell his books, furniture and clothes and in 1840 he returned to London where he was employed at Simpson's Divan. He died in December of that year and George Walker, the organizer of his match against MacDonnell, paid for his burial.Condition:Tape to spine, edges chipped and rubbed, some foxing else a good copy.

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        Discipline. a Novel

      Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsey & Co. for Manners and Miller, Edinburgh and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1814 - The second of Mary Brunton's (1778-1818) three novels. "A great novel written in the first person which tells of a spoiled young woman's journey to maturity and love. Great details of the London season and Scottish city and country life. Novel covers great themes such as jealousy, pride, suicide, sexual harassment, the oppression of the poor, true friendship, and true love. The novel includes also a great ball scene, a fashionable auction scene, a wonderful masquerade scene, a scary madhouse scene, and some vivid depictions of the horror of poverty." - Cathy Decker First edition. 3 vols., 12mo. [x], 290; [iv], 306; [iv], 292 pp. Original cloth backed boards. Condition: some minor spotting; light rubbing to edges and spines, occasional mild dampstaining, small wormhole in volume one. Provenance: several illegible ownership signatures to titles. Wolff 886 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A New and Accurate Map of North America

      Philadelphia 1814 - Matthew Carey, A New and Accurate Map of North America; 17 x 21 inches. Philadelphia, 1814. $1,200 Arader Galleries stocks the largest inventory in the world of Natural history watercolors, engravings, woodcuts, lithographs, color plate books and reference books on this subject. It is our firm intention never to be undersold.

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        Letter, signed ("Le Gnl. Cmt. Dupont") as Minister of War under the provisional government, to Maréchal Claude Victor-Perrin, duc de Bellune, acknowledging the latter's acceptance of Napoleon's abdication and the restoration of the Bourbons

      N.p. [Paris], 13 april, 1814 - An extraordinary letter of historic significance, written a mere two days after the Treaty of Fontainebleau of April 11, 1814, which set the terms of Napoleon's abdication, and ended an era. Dupont had been one of Napoleon's most distinguished generals, but his surrender in the disastrous Spanish campaign led to disgrace and imprisonment. After the fall of Napoléon, Dupont became Minister of War for Louis XVIII, and, in just such letters as this to Marshal Victor - one of Napoleon's most trusted generals - negotiated the acquiescence of Napoléon's military leaders: [in translation] "Monsieur le Maréchal; - The provisional government has read with intense interest the declaration in which your Excellency has announced his adherence to the act of the Senate pronouncing the abdication of Napoleon Buonaparte and the restoration of the Bourbons on the throne on their ancestors. By this declaration, taken in the interest of the country, your Excellency has established anew a claim to the gratitude of the French people as well as the respect and good will of His Majesty, Louis XVIII. Such is the opinion, sir, of the provisional government - and I am more than happy to be its messenger on this memorable occasion" (NAPOLEON) Folio. 1 p., on letterhead of "Ministère de la Guerre". Some very slight waterstaining affecting a few letters, otherwise very good, handsomely mounted and framed

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        L’IDENTITA’ DEL FLUIDO ELETTRICO col così detto Fluido Galvanico, vittoriosamente dimostrata con nuove esperienze ed osservazioni. Memoria comunicata al Signore Pietro Configliachi Professore di Fisica sperimentale nell’Università di Pavia e da lui pubblicata con alcune note. Porta in fronte il ritratto di Volta e vi è aggiunto il Catalogo delle sue opere stampate sino a tutto l’anno 1813.

      da G. Giovanni Capelli,, Pavia, 1814 - in-4, pp. VI, (2), 145, VII, 1 cb, leg. cart. rust. coeva. Belliss. ritr. di Alessandro Volta segue il front., dis. e inc. da G. Garavaglia. Riccardi 5.34. Puggendorf 1231. Honeyman Collection 3076. Rara ediz. orig. di opera fondamentale che raccoglie la teoria del Volta (Coma 1745-1827), pubblicata quando ancora lui era in vita dal suo allievo P. Configliachi. Il ritr. del Volta è come sempre leggermente più corto rispetto al volume. Catalogo delle opere del Volta al fine. Ottimo esempl. a fogli chiusi marginoso e su carta forte. [023]

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        Magnolia Discolor

      [Paris, 1814. A fine plate from Bonpland's "Description des Plantes Rares Cultivées á Malmaison et á Navarre" considered to be the apex of Redouté's achievement as a botanical illustrator. Throughout his career, Redouté enjoyed royal patronage, beginning with Marie Antoinette and including the Empress Josephine, for whom he served as official painter. After Empress Josephine's divorce from Napoleon, Navarre became her principal residence, and she sought to recreate the horticultural splendours of Malmaison. This was the last work for which Redoute enjoyed her patronage, yet with the perfection of his stipple process, the illustrations are perfect both scientifically and artistically, and are a fitting close to the great era of Napoleonic works in which all available resources were used to document new and rare species. Bonpland, who provided the text for the work, was the botanist who accompanied von Humboldt in his explorations of South America and had succeeded Ventenat as botanist to Josephine. Nissen BBI 207, Dunthorne 240; MacPhail 13; Stafleu TL2 648. Stipple engraving, printed in colour and finished by hand, engraved by Legrand. Very good condition.

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        Cactus Ambiguus

      [Paris 1814 - A fine plate from Bonpland's "Description des Plantes Rares Cultivées á Malmaison et á Navarre" considered to be the apex of Redouté's achievement as a botanical illustrator. Throughout his career, Redouté enjoyed royal patronage, beginning with Marie Antoinette and including the Empress Josephine, for whom he served as official painter. After Empress Josephine's divorce from Napoleon, Navarre became her principal residence, and she sought to recreate the horticultural splendours of Malmaison. This was the last work for which Redoute enjoyed her patronage, yet with the perfection of his stipple process, the illustrations are perfect both scientifically and artistically, and are a fitting close to the great era of Napoleonic works in which all available resources were used to document new and rare species. Bonpland, who provided the text for the work, was the botanist who accompanied von Humboldt in his explorations of South America and had succeeded Ventenat as botanist to Josephine. Nissen BBI 207, Dunthorne 240; MacPhail 13; Stafleu TL2 648. Stipple engraving, printed in colour and finished by hand, engraved by Coutant. Very good condition, with the exception of some small losses at the top of the sheet edge, and a skilfully repaired 2" tear at top left.

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        A Compendium of Easy Rules of Whist, with Maxims, and the Laws of the Game, Dedicated to the Duke of Wellington

      Collins, London 1814 - 40pp. Frontis portrait. G : in Good condition. Boards rubbed with loss to spine. With pictorial bookplate of Robert Maxtone Graham on fep [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mesembryanthemum Carinatum

      [Paris, 1814. A fine plate from Bonpland's "Description des Plantes Rares Cultivées á Malmaison et á Navarre" considered to be the apex of Redouté's achievement as a botanical illustrator. Throughout his career, Redouté enjoyed royal patronage, beginning with Marie Antoinette and including the Empress Josephine, for whom he served as official painter. After Empress Josephine's divorce from Napoleon, Navarre became her principal residence, and she sought to recreate the horticultural splendours of Malmaison. This was the last work for which Redoute enjoyed her patronage, yet with the perfection of his stipple process, the illustrations are perfect both scientifically and artistically, and are a fitting close to the great era of Napoleonic works in which all available resources were used to document new and rare species. Bonpland, who provided the text for the work, was the botanist who accompanied von Humboldt in his explorations of South America and had succeeded Ventenat as botanist to Josephine. Nissen BBI 207, Dunthorne 240; MacPhail 13; Stafleu TL2 648. Stipple engraving, printed in colour and finished by hand, engraved by Allais. Very good condition with the exception of a tiny loss at upper right corner.

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