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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, Hardback, 1st Edition in this formVery 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. ; 1 pages; Physical desc. : 10 v. ; 23 cm. Subject: Greece - History - Early works. Language: English. Bookplate of Belper to each front paste-down.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The History of Greece: 8 volumes

      T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1814, Hardcover, Book Condition: GoodEarly complete set of Mitford's great history of Ancient Greece. A slightly later half leather binding with an interesting colour scheme. Polished blue calf with olive green and maroon compartments. Raised bands with blind-stamped vine motif. Marbled page edges. 8vo. Occasional minor spotting, predominantly to frontis. One or two chips and tears but no loss to text. Small nicks and markings to covers. Overall contents are clean and prim. Binding is sound. A very pleasing set in tight condition, Book

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        An Impartial and Authentic Life of Alexander, Emperor of Russia; From his earliest Age to his departure from England Particularly during the Invasion of his Dominions by Buonaparte A Narrative of his Campaigns: The Sufferings of the French in Russia During Their Retreat An Accurate Description of Moscow; The Invasion of France and Capture of Paris; His Arrival in this Country, Manner he was Received, Places he visited in London and Elsewhere and his final Departure

      London: Printed and Sold by Dean and Munday. [1814?]. First. First edition. Stitched self-wrappers, untrimmed. 60pp. Slight foxing to the wrappers, light wear at the extremities, a pleasing and untrimmed, near fine copy. A review of Emperor Alexander I's career, apparently stimulated by his visit to London after the fall of Napoleon. OCLC locates no copies; COPAC a single copy at the British Library. .

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        The Abolition of the Slave Trade, - a poem, in four parts. Embellished with engravings by the first artists, from pictures painted by R. Smirke, Esq. R.A.

      London: Printed by T. Bensley, 1814 - Engraved frontispiece + 53 large pp + 11 engraved plates. 4to. 1st ed., fine in old quarter calf binding with new spine and original marbled boards. Some toning to a few plates. Poem written in honour of the abolition of the African slave trade by the British Legislature in 1807. Includes engravings of Thomas Clarkson, Granville Sharpe and William Wilberforce plus images of slavery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Patronage

      London: for J. Johnson and Co.,, 1814. 4 volumes, duodecimo (168 × 105 mm). Contemporary half calf, smooth spines, red morocco labels, gilt acorn motifs in compartments, marbled sides. Contemporary "Ingleborough" inscriptions (Ingleborough Hall, North Yorkshire) to front pastedowns. Rather worn in places, two headbands visible, spines with some vertical creases, that of vol. I with crack towards foot, still a good tight set. First edition of Maria Edgeworth's longest and most complex novel, which draws on a wide range of sources, including 17th-century English political intrigue and the philosophical quest for a universal language. A rough draft was complete by early 1791, and a revision of the whole accomplished between November 1793 and the following May. As the ultimate dénouement of the published novel (set almost entirely in England) involves a repercussion of the Irish rising of 1798, this dimension of the work may be assigned to Edgeworth's taking the manuscript with her to England in 1799.

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        THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD LIVING; or, a literary and historical essay on the European kitchen: beginning with Cadmus the cook and king, and concluding with the union of cookery and chymistry.

      London: printed by J. Gillet for H. Colburn; sold also by G. Goldie, Edinburgh; and J. Cumming, Dublin, 1814.FIRST EDITION 1814, 12mo, approximately 170 x 100 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, pages: 19, 24 - 232, jump in pagination in all copies, nothing is missing, bound in the original publisher's drab boards, modern printed paper label to spine. Boards slightly worn at corners, armorial bookplate of William Middleton of Crowfield Hall Suffolk on front pastedown, front endpaper partly cracked, endpapers and title page slightly foxed and slightly spotted, pronounced horizontal wrinkle to last few pages, otherwise a very good clean tight copy. The work is a brief history of the pleasures of dining and drinking beginning with classical times to the 18th century, dwelling particularly on France and then England but also reviewing customs in Russia, Italy and Germany. He names many writers on cookery throughout the period covered. Oxford, English Cookery Books, page 142; Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography, page 555, listing only the second edition which was entitled: Gastronomy: or, the School for Good Living (1822); not in Cagle. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Tales of La Fontaine (two vols.)

      C. Chapple, 66 Pall Mall 1814 - The first English verse translation.Full red leather with gold trim and gold edges all around. Marbleized boards and fly. 16vo.The full compliment of prints seem to be taken from the French Edition as they have French titles.Plates are Black and white. Very slight wear. Tiny spots on one board. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CARTA PRIMERA DEL FILÓSOFO RANCIO EN QUE IMPUGNA a la Española Antigua y no a la Francesa el Discurso del Señor Diputado Argüelles sobre Contribución de Diezmos y Dictámenes de otros varios Señores Diputados que distraen a las Cortes de su principal objeto.

      Imprenta de Padrino, Sevilla 1814 - 14.5x19.5. 5 vols. Retrato en el T. V. Plena piel de época. CARTA PRIMERA (4ª ed. 47pp.)/ Segunda Carta Crítica del. en que a lo Christiano Viejo, hace la apologia del Santo Tribunal de la Inquisición. (Oficina de la Viuda de Comes, Cádiz 1811. 1ª ed. 84pp.) / Tercera Carta Crítica del. en que presenta al Conciso un justo y noble desafío para que impugne sus cartas con razones, y no con injurias, como lo ha hecho en el núm. de 22 de Agosto, título Hipócritas. (Imprenta de la Junta Superior, Cádiz 1811. 1ª ed. 8pp. / Carta Quarta del. Impugnación del dictamen del señor Gordillo, Diputado de Cortes: en que establece las bases del pacto social al gusto de los filósofos de moda. (Imprenta de la Junta de Provincia, Cádiz 1813. 2ª ed. 30pp.) / Quinta Carta Crítica del., en que continúa la impugnación del dictamen del Señor Gordillo. (Imprenta de la Junta de Provincia, Cádiz 1811. 1ª ed. 26pp. - tanto la BNE como el CCPB citan 38pp.; nuestro ejem. está completo y tiene 26pp.) / Carta Sexta del. en que continuando la impugnación del Sr. Gordillo. (Imprenta de la Junta de Provincia, Cádiz 1811. 1ª ed. 22pp.) / Carta Séptima del. en que concluyendo la impugnación. (Carrera y Compañía, Sevilla 1820.) / carta Octava del. en que como catequista enseña al Conciso ciertos puntos de Doctrina Cristiana sobre el título Hipócrita de su artículo de 22 de agosto, e impugna el del impreso La Inquisición sin Máscara (Imp. de los Dos Amigos, Santiago 1813. 2ª? ed. 31pp.) / Carta Nona del ., el Filosofismo presentado sin máscara: o impugnación del seductor e impío escrito titulado La Inquisición sin Másacara. (Imp. de los Dos Amigos, Santiago 1813. 2ª ed. 36pp.) / Carta Décima del. Continúa la impugnación. (Imp. de los Dos Amigos, Santiago 1813. 2ª ed. 30pp.) / Carta Undécima del. La Caridad Cristiana contra El Conciso y Natanael Jomtob. (Imprenta de la Junta de Provincia, Cádiz 1812. 1ª ed. 54pp.) / Carta Duodécima del. y primera al Jansenismo en la persona de su Procurador General Irenéo Nistáctes. (Imprenta de la Junta de Provincia, Cádiz 1813. 2ª ed. 52pp.) / Carta Segunda del. Al Jansenismo. (Imprenta de la Junta de Provincia, Cádiz 1812. 1ª ed. 46pp. 1h.) / Carta Décima Quarta del., tercera que dirige al Jansensimo. (Imprenta de la Junta de Provincia, Cádiz 1812. 1ª ed. 28pp.)/ Carta Décima Quinta del., quarta al Jansensimo. (Imprenta de la Viuda de Comes, Cádiz 1812. 1ª ed. 28pp.) / Carta Décima Sexta del., quinta a Irenéo Nistáctes, Procurador General del Jansenismo.(Imprenta de la Junta de Provincia, Cádiz 1812. 1ª ed. 32pp.) / Carta Décima-Séptima del., sexta a Irenéo Nistáctes, Procurador General del Jansenismo.(Imprenta de la Junta de Provincia, Cádiz 1812. 1ª ed. 39pp.) / Carta Décimaoctava del., septima y última a Irenéo Nistáctes, Procurador General del Jansenismo.(Imprenta de la Junta de Provincia, Cádiz 1812. 1ª ed. 35pp.) / Carta Décimanona del. Apologia por los Ilustrísimos Señores Obispos, sacrilegamente injuriados, e impiamente calumniados en varios impresos de Cádiz, por haber pedido al Congreso de Cortes el restablecimiento del Santo Tribunal de la Fé al exercicio de sus funciones. .(Imprenta de la Junta de Provinica (sic), Cádiz 1812. 1ª ed. 37pp.) / Carta XX del. Prólogo a la impugnación que ha de hacer en las siguientes al impreso titulado Las Angélicas Fuentes o El Tomista en las Cortes. (Imprenta de la Junta de Provincia, Cádiz 1812. 1ª ed. 32pp.) / Carta XXI del. en que comienza la impugnación del Diccionario Crítico Burlesco. (Imprenta de la Junta de Provincia, Cádiz 1812. 1ª ed. 31pp.) / Carta XXII del. Contínúa la impugnación. .(Imprenta de la Junta de Provincia, Cádiz 1812. 1ª ed. 37pp.) / Carta XXIII del . reflexiones sobre la refornma que se intenta hacer de los regulares, y restablecimineto a sus conventos. (Imprenta de la Junta de Provincia, Cádiz 1813. 2ª ed. 34pp.) / Carta XXIV del. Continúan las reflexiones. (Imprenta de la Junta de Provincia, Cádiz 1813. 2ª ed. 38pp.) / Carta XXV del. Continúan las reflexiones.

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        A TREATISE OF 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

      London, Published by Sherwood, Neely & Jones; sold by T. Hookham, Jun. and Co., Gossling, Hatchard, J. and G. Todd, York, and by all booksellers in the United Kingdom, 1814.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. FIRST EDITION 1814, 8vo, pages: xv, (1), 17 - 158, ii (Contents table), lacking A1 the half - title, bound in modern quarter calf over marbled sides, gilt lettering and gilt rules to spine, new endpapers. One or two pale fox spots to a few margins, no inscriptions. A very good clean tight copy. Instructions for making and preserving all kinds of wines from domestic fruits, including preparing the fruit, fermentation, racking and fining, bottling. Pages 45 - 104 contain recipes for different wines, pages 105 - 126 observations on various aspects of wine making, pages 127 - 158 contain the literary lecture on the British Vintage mentioned in the title. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 53, G15510. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Narrative Of Captain O'Brien, R.N. Containing An Account Of His Shipwreck, Captivity, And Escape From France, After Undergoing A Series Of Sufferings Which Lasted For Nearly Five Years. Re-printed From The Naval Chronicle, With ... (Truncated)

      Printed By And For Joyce Gold, At The Naval Chronicle Office, London, 1814, Hardcover (Quarter Leather), Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionFull Book Title: Narrative Of Captain O'Brien, R.N. Containing An Account Of His Shipwreck, Captivity, And Escape From France, After Undergoing A Series Of Sufferings Which Lasted For Nearly Five Years. Re-printed From The Naval Chronicle, With Additions By Captain O'Brien [FIRST EDITION PUBLISHED 1814]Book - in Good quarter leather and marble paper boards with paper label to the spine - some surface rubbing to the marble paper and a small piece missing to the edge of the back board and slight rubbing to the extreme edges, slight marking to the leather spine. Contents, Slight loss also some staining and a partial number to extreme top corner of title page. Though conventionally bound at some time before 1851 when the inscription says it was presented to the 'Florence (?) Church Library thethree holes from original 'stab' binding are visible at gutter, not effecting text, also some light age toning and a couple of pages have lost the very extreme top corner, 1cm approximately. Being part of a modest -this being book number 318 apparently- private library probably explains the numbers on the front free endpaper, and the reason for the figure '318' ? to the top corner of the title page. There is also a stamp to the rear free end paper stating 'Cancelled & Catalogued' there are no other signs that this book had ever been in an, albeit private, library as it is otherwise clean and tightly bound. An interesting and not unattractive copy of this scarce Naval memoir from the Napoleonic era. Size: 8.25 inches tall by 5.25 inches. iv, 212 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Ships & the Sea. Inventory No: 8393.

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        Ueber teutsche Freiheit und Vertretung teutscher Völker durch Landstände.

      Leipzig, Baumgärtner, 1814. - 8vo. (2), 46 pp. Appealing contemp. red boards with gilstamped cover borders and label to gilt spine. All edges gilt. Turquoise endpapers. First edition. - Occasional insignificant brownstains. Back cover shows slight sun-fading. From the library of Duke Max in Bavaria (1808-88), father of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Holzmann/Bohatta VI, 309, 7928. Goedeke VI, 231, 17. ADB VI, 736. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Hog Hunters Meeting by Surprise a Tiger and Her Cubs

      - A detailed hand-colored aquatint engraving by Edward Orme from his series “Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes” published in London in 1814. The dimensions of this print are 16 ½” x 23”. William Orme was a talented landscape painter, who exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1797 and 1819. Aquatint with hand coloring by watercolor was the most popular technique for works showing the colors and the varied landscapes and architectural sites of India. Orme issued this beautifully produced group of sporting prints issued in 1814. These vivid prints are based on drawings by popular English artists, such as Samuel Howitt and J.A. Atkinson. The series depict various sporting and hunting scenes from around the world, the Orme sporting prints depicted here are of India. The work gave the British public a first-view of one of the most exotic, mysterious and beautiful places within the Empire. In addition to “Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes “ and his celebrated “Views of Hindostan”, Orme was involved in several other publications including J. Walker’s “The Itinerant” (1799), Francis William Blagdon’s “A Brief History of Ancient and Modern India” (1806) and F.B. Solvyn’s “The Costumes of Hindostan” (1805). This print is in very good condition overall with some foxing/staining in margins and a small tear to the bottom margin.

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        Pl. No.2. Soldats de l'Armee Russe. [and] Plate No.5 Discipline Militaire du Nord [in duplicate].

      Aaron Martinet Paris -6 1814 - Three etchings with engraving, with fine original publisher's watercolour; #2 cropped along the platemark, one #5 with small creases and one closed tear repaired. From 'Armee des Souverains Allies, annee 1814 [and] 1815', a series "consisting of 13 numbered plates, plus an unnumbered plate of the four allied sovereigns, all designed and etched by Godefroy. They are primarily costume plates, and, although done in Godefroy's semi-caricatural manner, are not caricatures. Most of the plates were announced by Godefroy (rather than Martinet) in the 'Bibliographie de France'. The first five were listed in 1814 (this first plate being in the issue for 2 July 1814), and the first edition gives the year 1814 in the title. [One of the present plates #5 and the plate #2 belong to the first edition, the other plate #5 to the second issue, for 1815.] The final plate, although dated 1815, was issued in January 1816" (British Museum). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Über die angeborenen Fettgeschwülste und andere Bildungsfehler.

      . Landshut, Ph. Krüll, 1814, Folio, IV, 35 pp., mit 2 ganzseitigen Kupferstichen, Pappband der Zeit mit rotem Schild; Titelbnaltt minimal fleckig, schönes, breitrandiges Exemplar.. Erste und einzige Ausgabe! - Phillipp Franz von Walther (1782-1849) begann sein Medizinstudium mit 15 Jahren in Heidelberg. Er wurde später Doktor der Philosophie, Medizin und Chirurgie. Er lehrte Physiologie, Chirurgie und Augenheilkunde an Ludwig Maximilians-Universität in Landshut, die bekanntlich ja später nach München verlegt wurde. - In dem Buch wird die Kranheits und Operationsgeschichte von "Anna Reinerin, von Unterbergkirchen in Baiern, im Jahre 1791 gebohren" einer angeborenen Mißbildung eines Teiles der Haut geschildert. Eltern, Geschwister und fünf schon verstorbene Geschwister waren ohne Mißgestaltung. Die Patientin wurde erfolgreich operiert. Der Arzt gibt ihren Namen und die genaue Adresse an, damit sich jeder Naturforscher und Arzt von dem Erfolg überzeugen könne. Auch der Pfarrer des Ortes, Matthias Sagerer, sei dabei behilflich, sie zu finden. - Im ersten Teil des Buches wird die Krankengeschichte und der Operationsmodus hergestellt. Im zweiten Teil werden ähnliche Veröffentlichungen dieser Art referiert. Das dritte Kapitel heißt: "Über die Entstehung des fettgeschwülstigen Muttermahles". - Die beiden Bilder sind sehr sorgfältig nach der Natur gezeichnet von Dr.Mart. Mynz., gestochen von J.S.Palwert in Nürnberg. - Die Tabula II läßt an einen Naevus naevocellularis giganteus denken. -cf. Franz Ehring, p.121f.

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        A New Edition of Toland's History of the Druids,

      James Watt, Montrose 1814 - 8vo. 434pp. Contemporary faded and stained plain green cloth rebacked in a deeper green cloth with gilt spine titles and rules. A few stains and marginal notes; three bookplates; notes on rear endpapers; repaired tear on C3; else a very good copy. The History of the Druids is followed by Huddleston's copious notes, critical, philological and explanatory. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        View of Sydney in New South Wales (Taken from Bell Mount)

      London: James Whittle & Richard Holmes Laurie, 1814. Engraving on paper, 290 x 430 mm., in fine condition, framed. This fine engraving is by Laurie and Whittle, who were well-known London publishers of maps and charts. In 1814 they published a 'Catalogue of Perspective Views Coloured for the Shew Glass or Diagonal Mirror'. This catalogue comprised topographical views from around the world and included just three engravings of the new settlement in New South Wales - two of Sydney and one of Parramatta. All three prints were based on original watercolours prepared by John Eyre.Although an exact location cannot be pinpointed, this view was probably not as frequently presumed present-day Bellevue - Hill, but taken from the Vaucluse area, looking down the Harbour to the city.The engraving was based on a drawing Eyre originally prepared for colonial entrepreneur Absalom West, who published a series of views of the colony in 1813-14. In all West issued 24 views, of which 14 were after Eyre's original drawings.John Eyre arrrived in the colony as a convict in 1801 and, following his pardon in 1804, received various artistic commissions from Governors King, Bligh and Macquarie. However it is for the views of the east and west sides of Sydney Cove which were published as aquatints in David Mann's, 'The Present Picture of New South Wales in 1811, that Eyre is best known.

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        Mesmerismus. Oder System der Wechselwirkungen, Theorie und Anwendung des thierischen Magnetismus als die allgemeine Heilkunde zur Erhaltung des Menschen. Herausgegeben von Karl Christian Wolfart

      Berlin, Nikolai 1814.. Mit gestoch. Aquatinta-Frontispiz und 6 (2 teilkolor.) gefalt. Kupfertafeln. LXXIV, 356 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Erste Ausgabe. - Hirsch-H. IV, 180; Waller 6506; Tischner, Mesmer 31; Graesse BMP 43. - Wolfart hatte Mesmer im Auftrag der preußischen Komission (unter Vorsitz Hufelands) 1812 in der Schweiz besucht und dabei die Manuskripte in deutscher und französischer Sprache erhalten (und übersetzt). Mesmer fasst "nochmals seine ganze Theorie zusammen und bringt auch noch in mehrfacher Hinsicht Neues ... Der erste Teil handelt von der Physik, worunter auch die Physiologie und sogar die Psychologie abgehandelt wird, der zweite Teil behandelt die Moral. Das Hauptstreben des Buches ist, alles möglichst mechanistisch zu erklären ..." (Tischner). - Ohne den 1815 erschienenen Erläuterungsband von Wolfart. - 5 der 6 Blatt Tafel-Trägerpapier beidseitig mit Marginalien von alter Hand in sauberer, gut leserlicher Schrift. - Gering berieben, insgesamt schönes Exemplar.

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        Culpeper's complete Herbal, to which is now added, upwards of one hundred additional herbs, with a display of their medicinal and occult qualities...

      London, Richard Evans, 1814. 4to (258 x 210 mm). pp. vi, 398, (4), with an engraved frontispiece portrait of Culpeper and 40 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt ornamented spine with red label, sides with gilt borders. A very popular herbal of which the first edition was published in 1652 in 12mo.. "Of the astrological herbalists, Nicolas Culpeper stands eminently forward. His 'Herbal', first printed in 1652, which continued for more than a century, to be the manual of good ladies in the country, is well known; and, to do the auhtor justice, his descriprions of common plants were drawn up with a clearness and distinction that would not have disgraced a better pen" (Hunt 711). A well coloured and fine copy of the attractive quarto edition.//B.M.(N.H.) I, p. 405.

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        Southern Provinces of the United States

      London 1814 - Size : 525x630 (mm), 20.625x24.75 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring

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        The Letters of Lord Nelson to Lady Hamilton ; with a Supplement of Interesting Letters, by Distinguished Characters

      Printed by Macdonald and Son, for Thomas Lovewell & Co., London 1814 - TWO VOLUMES BOUND AS ONE 8vo, 273pp.; 264pp., Rebacked preserving period three-quarter leather with marbled boards and end papers. Very Good+ Scarce collection of letters from Lord Nelson to his mistress Lady Emma Hamilton. , The greater part of this edition is said to have been bought up and destroyed., Scarce collection of letters from Lord Nelson to his mistress Lady Emma Hamilton.ìThe publisher, Thomas Lovewell, went bankrupt in 1817 and was forced to put the letters up for sale. They were purchased by Croker acting on behalf of the Admiralty and Government who were anxious that they were kept out of public circulation. Harrison is often cited as the editor but my own research years ago suggests that Oliver (a servant with whom Emma had quarrelled} was the culprit - although Harrison may have been involved too.î quoted from Michael Nash, UK.The supplement in volume II, running from page 107 on, contains letters from Lord Nelson to Miss Horatia Nelson Thomson, Miss Charlotte Nelson, letters from Alexander Davison, Esq. to Lady Hamilton, a letter from Lady Hamilton to Alexander Davison, Esq., a letter from Lady Hamilton to Viscount Sidmouth, letters from Sir William Hamilton to Lady Hamilton, and numerous letters from Sir William Hamilton to Lord Nelson, and finally a number of letters from Lord Nelson to Sir William Hamilton. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Zoological Miscellany, being descriptions of new and interesting animals.

      London, R.P. Nodder & Son, 1814-1817. 3 volumes. 8vo (250 x 155mm). pp. 144; 154, (8); (6), 152, with 150 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary boards (rubbed and a bit worn) A scarce work published as a continuation of Shaw and Nodder's "Naturalists' Miscellany". The beautiful plates are all engraved by Nodder and depict a great number of new species. William Elford Leach (1790-1836) was an English zoologist and marine biologist and assistant keeper of the Zoological Department at the British Museum. "In 1813, when Konig was appointed Keeper of the Natural History Departments, he was given an assistant, William Elford Leach (1790-1836), perhaps one of the more brilliant minds to enter the Museum. In every generation English science has been fortunate in attracting men with intuitive feel for nature who by their gift and enthusiasm infect others and leave their inspiration planted in those who follow. Anyone, who knew Leach and even the greater number who did not, came to revere his memory and example. After over a century and half, in spite of the shortness of his service, he stands out from his contemporaries as a 'profound naturalist'" (Gunther, The Founders of Science at the British Museum p. 49). Many of the plates concern insects, shells and birds. Some foxing and dampstaining mostly affecting the text.//Nissen IVB, 535; Fine Bird Books 87.

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        Some Account of London, Westminster, and Southwark:

      London, for the illustrator,, [1814]. illustrated with portraits, views, historical prints, medals, &c. together with An Appendix and Index. 4 volumes, quarto (296 × 237 mm). Contemporary blue straight-grain morocco, sides with wide borders in gilt and in blind, spine lettered and decorated gilt in compartments, brown endpapers, gilt edges. With 226 engraved plates, maps, plans, views and portraits, of which 21 portraits are hand-tinted soft-ground etchings on thick paper, and 3 engravings are printed in bistre and black. Title-pages printed in red and black. Rubbed, spine bands a little worn, a touch of sporadic foxing to some plates, an excellent set. Limited Extra-Illustrated Edition. First published in 1790 as a single quarto volume with 12 plates, this lavish edition was published in an edition of 175 copies in quarto (and 25 in folio), with the illustrations available separately. To judge from surviving sets, it seems that most purchasers chose sets with the plates inserted, as here. Pennant, being Welsh, had an outsider's eye, but travelled often enough to London to have acquired first-hand knowledge, and his account of the city is written with his characteristic dry wit.

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        Illustrations De L'Afrique Ou Histoire, Moeurs, Usages Et Coutumes Des Africains. Le Senegal. 3 Volumes.

      Paris : Nepveu 1814 - 3 Volume set. 18mo. French. Tomes, 1, 2 et 3. viii, 174p.; 176p; 222p; 29 hand colored plates, 2 folding maps. Bound in contemporary quarter green Moroccan leather over ornate tooled green cloth. Gilt spine. Page ends washed yellow. Good bindings and covers. Wear to extremities. Scattered foxing. Bookplate of Marcellus Schlimovich on inside boards. Stamp of the "Sociedad Hebraica Argentina/Colecolon M. Schlimovich at last leaf. Brunet I, 1226; Gay 233; Colas 1219; Lipperheide 1579; Barbier I. The Engravings of Africans and scenes from Africa in this edition were later used in Shoberl's Africa volumes of Acherman's The World in Miniature series, published in 1821. Additional provenance: "Marcelo ? "Marcellus" ? Schlimovich arrived in Argentina before World War II. He was a bookseller and an antique dealer who was well known in Buenos Aires in the 1940s and 1950s." - Glenn Horowitz. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Charlemagne ou l' Eglise délivrée. Poème épique en vingt-quatre chants. Tome II. Chant Treizieme du cinquantieme au soixante-huitieme jour.,

      Londres, 1814 - 419 Seiten mit einer Karte Buch mit altersbedingten Gebrauchsspuren, Ecken und Kanten deutlich berieben und bestoßen, zwei Ecken zudem nach innen gebogen, Kapitalband fehlt, an Buchrücken fehlt oben und unten stellenweise das Leder, Leder des Buchrückens zudem rissig und an Faltkante offen, Fadenbindung deshalb sichtbar, Bindung am Buchdeckel gerissen, Buchdeckel liegt lose auf, hinterer Buchdeckel fast vom Buchblock gelößt, Papier etwas gebräunt und wellig, die Karte des Frontispiz hat auf fliegendes Blatt und Titelblatt abgefärbt, sonst innen sauber und ordentlich. Das Buch riecht. Sprache: Französisch. W13 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1700 4°, Halbleder mit goldener Deckel- und Rückendekoration, zwei rote Rückenschildchen mit golden geprägtem Rückentitel. Band II. Chant Treizieme du cinquantieme au soixante-huitieme jour. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD LIVING; or, a literary and historical essay on the European kitchen: beginning with Cadmus the cook and king, and concluding with the union of cookery and chymistry

      London: printed by J. Gillet for H. Colburn; sold also by G. Goldie, Edinburgh; and J. Cumming, Dublin, 1814.. FIRST EDITION 1814, 12mo, approximately 170 x 100 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, pages: 19, 24-232, jump in pagination in all copies, nothing is missing, bound in the original publisher's drab boards, modern printed paper label to spine. Boards slightly worn at corners, armorial bookplate of William Middleton of Crowfield Hall Suffolk on front pastedown, front endpaper partly cracked, endpapers and title page slightly foxed and slightly spotted, pronounced horizontal wrinkle to last few pages, otherwise a very good clean tight copy. The work is a brief history of the pleasures of dining and drinking beginning with classical times to the 18th century, dwelling particularly on France and then England but also reviewing customs in Russia, Italy and Germany. He names many writers on cookery throughout the period covered. Oxford, English Cookery Books, page 142; Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography, page 555, listing only the second edition which was entitled: Gastronomy: or, the School for Good Living (1822); not in Cagle. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland; Comprising Specimens of Architecture and Sculpture and Other Vestiges of Former Ages, Accompanied by Descriptions, Together with Illustrations of Remarkable Incidents in Border History and Tradition

      London; Printed For Longman, Hurst, Rees, And Brown & C., 1814, Hardback, First EditionFinely and uniformly bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title directly gilt-blocked. Spine compartments attractively tooled in gilt. Scattered foxing around the title page and prelim. pages in vol. 1. Some foxing is also evident around some of the plate margins. There is a damp stain on the engraved title page of vol. 2, which is not evident on any following pages. An exceptional set in this condition - scans on request. ; 0 pages; 94 plates on India paper [steel] engraved by John Grieg (1803-1853) and illustrated by Luke Clennell (1781-1840) . Minor scattered marginal foxing to the plate margins. Text remarkably bright and clean. - [Complete in Two Volumes].

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        A Collection Of Antique Vases, Altars, Paterae, Tripods, Candelabra, Sarcophagi. &c. From Various Museums And Collectionst, Engraved…By…

      London: J.Taylor, [1814]., 1814. small 4o. pp. 1 p.l., xii, 63, [1]. engraved title, 151 engraved plates (9 hand-coloured), & 18 engraved head & tailpieces. contemporary straight-grained deep red morocco, sides with blind-tooled border & central panel stamp, gilt back, inside dentelles, gilt edges (slight chipping to spine ends & corners worn, scattered light foxing, dampstain in upper margin of some plates). First Edition. Most of the vases and other antiquities depicted were selected from authentic public and private collections, which included the British Museum, the Musée Napoleon, the Museo Pio Clementino, the Libreria di San Marco, the Museum Capitolinum, and those belonging to Thomas Hope, William Hamilton, as well as to himself. Others are copied from Piranesi, Bartoli, and Millin. Nineteen plates in the section on tombs "may not at first appear connected with the principal object of the work: yet as they represent some of the vast and superb sepulchral chambers in which Vases, Cinerary Urns, and Sarcophagi were deposited, and are taken from Bartoli and other celebrated authorities, it is hoped that they will be considered as an useful addition."(p. v) These include the mausoleum of Hadrian, and the tombs of Caius Cestius, Cecilia Metella, Alexander Severus and Julia Mammea, &c. The engraver Moses "enoy[ed] a great reputation for his outline plates, which are distinguished for the purity and correctness of the drawing. His art was peculiarly suited to the representation of sculpture and antiquities, and he published many sets of plates of that class." (DNB). 1st Edition. Hardcover.

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        Christna Lärans förkunnande af Ansgarius. [Och:] Olof Skötkonungs dop vid Husaby källa.

      - En av bilderna (Christna Lärans förkunnande af Ansgarius) i ny ram, förgylld med bladguld. Syrafri passepartout. Den andra oinramad. Två teckningar i bläck på tunt brunt papper. Båda signerade och daterade: »Westin 1814». 30 × 24 resp. 39 × 28,8 cm. Den sistnämnda bilden lagad i marginalen med obetydlig inverkan på den tecknade ramlinjen. Proveniens: Westins kusin, konstnärskollegan Olof Johan Södermark (1790-1848), därefter i arv. Litteratur: Bo Vahlne, Nyinredningen av Rosersbergs slott 1797-1818 (1988), s. 226-27 (jfr illustr.). Teckningar till kormålningar för Rosersbergs slottskapell i samband med Karl XIII:s nyinredning av slottet 1797-1818. Väggmålningarna blev aldrig utförda men var tänkta att placeras över två igensatta sidofönster. Dessa teckningar utgör två olika alternativ för det ena fältet; under planeringen byttes nämligen Ansgarsbilden ut mot Olof Skötkonungs dop vid Husaby källa. Det andra fältet skulle föreställa Protestantiska Evangeliska Lutherska lärans antagande under Konung Gustaf I:s regering. Förklaringen till förändringen är troligen att Karl XIII önskade att två företrädare i den svenska regentlängden skulle spegla hans egna insatser för den andliga förnyelsen i landet (Vahlne s. 227). Att målningarna inte kom till utförande berodde antagligen på att Westin inte hann leverera dem till Karl XIII i tid, och att beställningen inte förnyades av den nye slottsherren, Karl XIV Johan. I Nationalmuseum resp. privat ägo har två teckningar till de slutligt valda motiven bevarats. De avbildas av Vahlne på s. 226-27 och kan vara de som ställdes ut på Konstakademien i Stockholm 1816. Föreliggande teckning av Olof Skötkonungs dop är uppenbarligen kalkerad på bilden som återges av Vahlne, men Ansgarsteckningen kan möjligen vara unik. På Rosersberg utförde hovmålaren Westin bl. a. Dagens stunder, fyra dörröverstycken med antikiserande figurer i Stora sängkammaren (1812-13).

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        Mesmerismus. Oder System der Wechselwirkungen, Theorie und Anwendungen des thierischen Magnetismus als die allgemeine Heilkunde zur Erhaltung des Menschen. Herausgegeben von Karl Christian Wolfart

      Berlin Nikolai, 1814.. 20 x 13cm, Leinen d.Zt., neu gebunden mit dem originalen Material, neue Vorsätze, goldgeprägter Rückentitel, blindgeprägte Verzierungen auf den Deckeln, grün gesprenkelter Schnitt, gestochenes Verfasserporträt mit Seidenhemdchen, LXXIV (Vorrede) und 356 S., 6 z.T. gefalt. Tafeln mit 31 Figuren, davon 2 ankoloriert, sehr gutes Exemplar. Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815) war nach seinem Scheitern in Wien hauptsächlich in Paris tätig. Hier hatte er einerseits beim Publikum Riesenerfolge, andererseits wurden seine Lehren von den Ärzten abgelehnt und bekämpft. Für König Ludwig XIV. wurden die ablehnenden Berichte 1784 zusammengestellt, zusätzlich erklärte die Kgl. Medizinische Gesellschaft die Wirkung des Magnetismus zur "Einbildung". Damit war M. praktisch erledigt und zog sich aus Frankreich zurück. Zum Zeitpunkt der Veröffentlichung (Herausgabe durch Wolfart) dieses Buches war er sehr vereinsamt. Wolfart (1778-1832) war von der Kommission unter Leitung Hufelands, die ein Gutachten über die Einrichtung von Lehrstühlen für den "animalischen Magnetismus" an den preußischen Universitäten erstellen sollte, im Jahre 1812 zu Mesmer geschickt worden, der zu dieser Zeit bereits vergessen war. Die meisten seiner Schüler wußten nicht einmal, dass er noch am Leben war. Wolfart brachte von dieser Reise Mesmers letztes Werk mit ("Mesmerismus..."), das noch einmal großes Aufsehen erregte. Mesmer wird hier fälschlicherweise auf dem Porträtstich und dem Titelblatt als "Friedrich Anton M." bezeichnet

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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. Hirschberg - - Becker Col. No. 4; AmEncOph I:p.92; BOA I: p.2; Hirschberg 630; Wellcome II:14; Zeis, No. 921 (Blepharoplastik) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Raccolta delle migliori statue del Museo Pio Clementino incise in tavole cinquantadue, pubblicata per la prima volta

      Presso Pietro Manna alle Convertite al Corso, in Roma 1814 - Le tavole sono state legate insieme all origine e ricoperte con carta azzurra (usurata). Un insignificante forellino al margine sinistro di circa 20 carte, qualche carta ingiallita ma esemplare fresco nel complesso e in barbe. Opera non rintracciata nella bibliografia consultata. Folio (cm. 47), Frontis. con piccola incisione raffigurante le armi papali e 52 tavv. incise su rame

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        Travels of Mirza Abu Taleb Khan in Asia, Africa, and Europe, during the Years 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, and 1803

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown,, 1814. Written by Himself in the Persian Language. Translated by Charles Stewart. 3 volumes, duodecimo (175 x 100 mm). Contemporary tree calf, raised bands to spines, black morocco labels, abstract floral tools to compartments gilt, single frames and floral rolls to boards gilt, marbled endpapers. Frontispiece portrait to Volume I, engraved by William Bond after James Northcote. Extremities slightly rubbed and worn, short splits along the front joints, a few scuff marks to boards, prelims and endmatter gently tanned, signs of removal of bookplate to front free endpaper of Volume I. A very good set. Second edition of the Muslim scholar Abu Taleb's travel narrative, the first edition of which was published as a two volume set in 1810. In the late 1790s, Abu Taleb was convinced to travel to Europe with David Richardson, a captain with the East India Company. Travelling by way of Cape Town, they reached London in 1799, where Abu Taleb was introduced to Lord Cornwallis, who in turn introduced him to Queen Charlotte, effectively turning the author into a celebrity, the "Persian Prince". After several years in England, Abu Taleb left for France and the Grand Tour, before returning to India by way of Persia. His travelogue is filled with intriguing observations on life in Georgian England. While impressed by the developments in science, technology, and industry, Abu Taleb remained critical of certain elements of British society. He found the British to be irritable, proud and insolent, lacking religious faith and excessively fond of luxury and ease. The translator Charles Stewart (1764–1837) was a British orientalist who after some time in India returned to England in 1806 and became professor of Arabic, Persian, and Hindustani at the East India College, Haileybury; he remained there until 1827. A member of the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Munich, he translated several Persian and Arabic books and, in 1831, received the gold medal of the Oriental Translation Fund. This set from the Holly Lodge library of Harriot Beauclerk (1777-1837), the British actress, banker, and later duchess of St Albans, with her bookplate to front pastedowns.

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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. Hirschberg - - Becker Col. No. 4; AmEncOph I:p.92; BOA I: p.2; Hirschberg 630; Wellcome II:14; Zeis, No. 921 (Blepharoplastik)

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        Réflexions politiques sur quelques écrits du jour et sur les intérêts de tous les français.

      Le Normant 1814 - - Le Normant, Paris 1814, 14x22,5cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure en demi maroquin noir, dos à cinq nerfs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve. Notre est exemplaire enrichi d'un billet autographe de l'auteur, monté sur onglet : "A Madame, Madame la comtesse Charles de Goutaud, rue Louis le Grand n°23", daté de décembre 1821. Ce billet se trouve au dos d'une invitation à la bénédiction de la nouvelle chapelle de l'Infirmerie Marie-Thérèse. Céleste de Chateaubriand, épouse de l'auteur, avait fondé cet hôpital en 1819, institution qui se donnait pour mission d'accueillir les prêtres âgés et les femmes nobles devenues veuves à la Révolution. Située dans la rue Denfert, au numéro 86 comme nous l'indique cette invitation, cette institution existe toujours et accueille les prêtres parisiens retraités. Manques sans atteinte au texte à l'emplacement des cachets. Un petit défaut de fabrication du papier en pied de la page de titre. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Flower Study I

      0 - This watercolor on paper is from a collection of watercolors and drawings that depicts the natural history (flora and fauna) of Guiana, dating to the early 19th century. The collection appears to pre-date the expeditions of Sir Robert Hermann Schomburgk, a German-born explorer for Great Britain who executed geographical, ethnological and botanical studies in various parts of the world in the 1830s and 40s. He traveled to South America, the West Indies, the Dominican Republic and Thailand. Fragments of a manuscript text accompanied these unsigned works of art, suggesting an English author with Guyanese subject matter. Important to note, the colonies of Berbice and the United Colony of Demerara and Essquibo were ceded to Britain in 1814, and unified as British Guiana in 1831. 7.5 x 8.25 in

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        The Self-Interpreting Bible

      T. Kinnersley, 1814 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Rebound in black cloth. John Brown's (1722-87)Self-interpreting Bible was originally published in 1778. Originally of Scottish farming stock, Brown was orphaned at twelve and became a shepherd. Having little formal schooling he taught himself Latin, Greek and Hebrew and later became a preacher in the Burgher branch of the Secession church. He wrote a number of books, many of them aimed at young people. This volume contains forty engraved plates. Condition: This volume has been rebound in black cloth with the original spine. The binding is therefore tight and firm with allthe internal pages firmlyattached. There is some wear to the extremities including marks to the boards. The internal pages are generally clean with some brown spotting, including to the platesand the occasional handling mark. There is one page towards the back (St paul's Epistles) which is missing asection of text, although the page has been mended. The title page has handling marks and perhaps has spent some time without boards. Overall this volume is in good condition..

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        Traité des maladies chirurgicales et des opérations qui leur conviennent.

      Paris, l¿Auteur & Migneret, 1814-26. - 11 vol. in-8; T.I : XVI, 463 pp.; T.II : (4), 449 pp.; T.III : (4), 638 pp.,7 pl. dépl. h.t. ; T.IV : (4), 628 pp.; T.V : (4), 622 pp.; T.VI : (4), 480 pp.; T.VII : (4), 588 pp.; T.VIII : (4), 6, 2, 559 pp.; T.IX : (4), 512 pp.; T.X : (4), 606 pp.; T.XI : (4), 384 pp., demi-basane marron de l¿époque, dos frottés, très bon état intérieur. Edition originale, assez rare complète, de cet ouvrage monumental, dont la publication s¿étala sur 13 années. Plus exhaustif que novateur, ce traité fut l¿ouvrage de référence pendant de nombreuses années, exposant l¿ensemble des connaissances chirurgicales de l¿époque, sur le plan clinique et thérapeutique. Il eut un grand succès. On y trouve beaucoup de détails, que l¿on aurait du mal à trouver ailleurs. Les principales contributions personnelles de Boyer concernent l¿hydrocèle et la fistule anale. Boyer a de plus vulgarisé l¿extension continue dans le traitement des fractures. Il reconnaît aussi, comme Delpech, que le « mal de Pott » est occasionné par le « vice scrofuleux ». Verneuil, qui fut l¿un des chirurgiens les plus érudits du XIXe siècle, qualifie Boyer de « grand praticien » et considère ce traité comme « un immortel ouvrage ». Cet ouvrage comporte 7 planches dépliantes (numérotées de 1 à 6, avec une planche 3 bis). Il se termine par une importante table analytique générale. Né à Uzerche (Corrèze), Alexis Boyer (1760-1833) étudia la médecine à Paris, où il fut l¿élève de Louis, de Desault, de Sabatier. Il devint professeur de chirurgie à Paris, et chirurgien en chef de la Charité. Il fut chirurgien consultant de Louis XVIII, de Charles X et de Louis-Philippe. C¿était un chirurgien doué de bons sens et méfiant à l¿égard des nouveautés. Il devint membre de l¿Académie de médecine et de l¿Académie des sciences. Napoléon lui donna le titre de baron de l¿Empire. Son fils devint comme lui chirurgien de la Charité. Billings, p. 93 : ¿His Traité des maladies chirurgicales (11 vol., 1814-26) is a practical system of surgery, the most complete of its kind then in existence, and for many years it remained the highest authority in this branch of medical literature. His chief contributions to practical surgery were his descriptions of the painful crepitation of tendons, of translucency of the tumor as diagnostic of hydrocele, of bleeding fungous tumors, and of the complications of fissure of the anus. His system is characterized by Malgaigne as a summary of the works and opinions of the French Academy of Surgery, which is no doubt correct.¿ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Flower Study III

      0 - This watercolor on paper is from a collection of watercolors and drawings that depicts the natural history (flora and fauna) of Guiana, dating to the early 19th century. The collection appears to pre-date the expeditions of Sir Robert Hermann Schomburgk, a German-born explorer for Great Britain who executed geographical, ethnological and botanical studies in various parts of the world in the 1830s and 40s. He traveled to South America, the West Indies, the Dominican Republic and Thailand. Fragments of a manuscript text accompanied these unsigned works of art, suggesting an English author with Guyanese subject matter. Important to note, the colonies of Berbice and the United Colony of Demerara and Essquibo were ceded to Britain in 1814, and unified as British Guiana in 1831. 9 x 13.25 in

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        Memoire 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 desine 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 remporte le prix en MDCCCXII" of the "Memoire sur l'organisation des plantes ou reponse a la question physique proposee par la Societe teylerienne par laquelle on demande : Que l'on cherche a decider au moyen d'observations nouvelles, autant que par la comparaison de celles qui ont ete faites deja, ce qu'il y a d'incontestable dans ce que l'on a avance sur l'organisation des plantes, et specialement sur la structure, la difference et les fonctions de leurs tubes ou vaisseaux ; en indiquant tout a la fois avec precision ce qu'il y a encore ici d'indetermine ou de douteux ; et quels procedes ulterieurs on pourrait employer pour acquerir plus de lumiere a ces divers egards" - - 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; 68 - - Dietrich 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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        Description De Grèce.

      Eberhart, Paris - 1814 - 1821. 6 volumes in 8 , demi reliure de veau, dos lisse orné, XV - 599; 497, 429 et 3 n.c; 585- VI et 4 n.c.; 551-XXIII et 5 n.c; 246 - 258 pages. Coins émoussés sinon bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LES CHEFS-D'OEUVRE DE P. CORNEILLE

      Paris: P. Didot l'aîné, 1814. n. Hardcover. 210 x 165 mm (8 1/4 x 6 1/2"). Three volumes. SUPERB CONTEMPORARY DEEP BLUE POLISHED CALF BY THOUVENIN (stamp-signed in gilt at foot of spine of volume I), covers with triple gilt fillet border, central panel with large blind-stamped floral frame highlighted with gilt, raised bands, spine panels with delicate stippled and tooled cruciform ornament, gilt titling, turn-ins with cresting gilt roll, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. One gathering somewhat foxed, otherwise A SPLENDID SET IN PRISTINE CONDITION. This astonishingly well-preserved set of the masterworks of a great French tragedian epitomizes luxury, with attractively printed text on smooth, wide-margined paper and a flawless binding by a major French artisan. Our elegant binding is typical of the fine work produced by Joseph Thouvenin (1779-1834), the eldest of three bookbinder brothers. Ramsden describes Thouvenin as one of the three great French binders of the Empire and Restoration periods (Simier and Purgold are the others), and the Walters Art Gallery catalogue says that "in his heyday, . . . he was the giant among Paris bookbinders." Our binding was done in the latter part of the binder's career: according to the British Library Database of Bookbindings, the stamp-signed signature "R[ELIÉ] P[AR] THOUVENIN" appeared on works produced before 1820; afterwards, as here, the signature consisted only of the last name of the binder by itself. Thouvenin's fame in the lore of binding history was secured when he produced a celebrated retrospective binding for the bibliophile Charles Nodier in 1829. That volume established the term "fanfare" (taken from the book's title) to describe the distinctive elaborate all-over binding style employed by Nicolas and Clovis Ève and others in France during the last quarter of the 16th and first quarter of the 17th centuries (for a modern "fanfare" example, items #89 and 100 in this catalogue). Pierre Corneille (1606-84) was, with Molière and Racine, one of the three great playwrights of 17th century France. Published as part of Didot's series of important works of French literature, our set contains 11 of Corneille's best-known plays, including "Le Cid," a tragicomedy based on tales of the Medieval Spanish knight El Cid.

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        Autograph Letter Signed ('Tho Foley') from Sir Thomas Foley to Sir Richard Hussey-Bickerton, with reference to the conveyance to England in the Royal Sovereign yacht of the Emperor of Russia and King of Prussia, following Napoleon's abdication.

      24 May. Place not stated. 1814 - 12mo, 4 pp. Bifolium, with mourning border. Thirty-eight lines. Text clear and complete. On aged and worn paper. The context of the letter is explained by a report in The Times of 2 May 1814, which states that, following Napoleon's abdication, 'The Royal Sovereign and Royal Charlotte yachts are to remain in the Downs, to be ready to sail for Calais for the reception of the Emperor ALEXANDER and the other illustrious personages who will shortly visit this country. The Duke of CLARENCE will act as Admiral of the fleet.' (See Times, 16 June 1814, for another report on the 'Imperial and Royal Visit'.) Foley begins the letter by stating that he is sorry to learn that Bickerton and his wife 'have been so unwell' since he left Portsmouth. (Foley has been one of a party staying with Bickerton in Portsmouth. See Times, 2 May 1814, which states that the court-marial of Vice-Admiral Stirling assembles the following day, with Bickerton as President, and Foley one of the three other members of the court.) Foley has been 'quite otherwise for the good cheer you so hospitably bestow'd on us has not been thrown away'. He 'never was better for years', and Byam Martin [Sir Thomas Byam Martin (1773-1854)] is similarly in 'better health for the visit made you'. He has not heard from 'Legge' [Admiral Sir Arthur Kaye Legge (1766-1835)]. They have 'had the Duke [of Cumberland] here since Wednesday last till yesterday when he went to Town but said he should be down again tomorrow, he has lived afloat'. He has 'dined twice onboard the Royal Sovereign yacht with him - he is mighty fond of the thing'. They 'dont expect the Emperor [Alexander of Russia] and King [of Prussia] till after the 30th'. Gives directions concerning a 'letter for Lord George Stuart'. Ends by passing on his wife Lady Lucy's best wishes to Bickerton and his wife. Small stamp in red at head of first page states that the item has been 'Selected from the Papers of the late Admiral Sir R. H. Bickerton'. Both Foley and Bickerton had served under Nelson: it was to Foley that Nelson is said to have made the celebrated comment about putting his telescope to his blind eye at the Battle of Copenhagen.

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        Bird and Flower Study

      0 - This watercolor on paper is from a collection of watercolors and drawings that depicts the natural history (flora and fauna) of Guiana, dating to the early 19th century. The collection appears to pre-date the expeditions of Sir Robert Hermann Schomburgk, a German-born explorer for Great Britain who executed geographical, ethnological and botanical studies in various parts of the world in the 1830s and 40s. He traveled to South America, the West Indies, the Dominican Republic and Thailand. Fragments of a manuscript text accompanied these unsigned works of art, suggesting an English author with Guyanese subject matter. Important to note, the colonies of Berbice and the United Colony of Demerara and Essquibo were ceded to Britain in 1814, and unified as British Guiana in 1831. 8.5 x 11 in

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        Eight Autograph Letters Signed (all 'Mt. Edgcumbe') from Richard Edgcumbe, 2nd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, to 'Mrs Bartley', discussing his translations of Italian plays.

      Three from Twickenham the rest without place. All undated between and 1839 1814 - All eight items on 12mo bifoliums. All texts clear and complete. In good condition, with traces of mounts adhering to each. Two addressed by Mount Edgcumbe to the Bartleys' address at 19 Charlotte Street (their residence is not noted in the Survey of London). One letter bearing Mount Edgcumbe's seal in black wax. In his entry in the Oxford DNB, Mount Edgcumbe is described as a 'writer on opera' and 'an enthusiastic amateur actor and musician': his activities as a translator are not noted. ONE: 'Twickenham | March 28th'. 4 pp. He has been out of town, but intends to 'settle in Hill St for a few months'. His health is 'most excellent', 'but I still am & always shall be, a sad cripple'. He will happily recommend her 'in the art which you possess to such perfection'. The delay in showing her his 'humble performances has occasioned the addition of another play'. TWO: 'Twickenham | July 29th.' 4 pp. He thanks her for the offer of her box. 'I am unequal to the exertion of going to a theatre, & have great trouble in getting into a carriage & going up & down stairs'. His daughter would however like to 'avail herself of your indulgence if the Opera of the Freyschutz [Weber's play, first performed in 1821] is acted in the beginning of next week'. Discusses two of his plays, Athaliah and Saul. THREE: 'Twickenham | Friday'. 3 pp. Regarding her offer of the box, his daughter 'has a very great desire to hear the new opera, & has even prevailed on Mr Macdonald to go with her, though he has not yet been any where in publick [.] As for myself, I shall never enter a theatre again; a poor cripple on crutches has no business in them'. FOUR: 'Tuesday'. 2 pp. His daughter '& Mr Macdonald' were delighted the previous night 'with your comfortable box [.] My daughter knew Mr Bartley the instant he came on the stage, though she never saw him before, by the look he threw up towards the box'. FIVE: 'Monday'. 4 pp. He will not make her wait 'for the binding of my volume, but send you Athaliah as she is, because I wish you to read her first, & if you like her sufficiently, I will ask your opinion on my other dramas afterwards'. Discusses the play, with regard to English, French and Greek dramatic practice. SIX: 'Friday'. 4 pp. He is pleased she and her husband like his 'Athaliah', and is now sending his translation of 'Saul', 'decidedly he best Italian tragedy, that stage being poor in dramas of that description'. He compares it to the other play. If she will allow him to 'hobble into your parlour on the ground floor', he will be happy to pay her a visit, 'after you have read Saul'. SEVEN: 'Saturday'. 2 pp. He is sending a 'thick volume', containing 'what you have already read, together with Saul [from Alfierie?] & Esther', the latter being 'dull & insipid'. He has 'taken more pains with it than with any because the original is the worst & the weakest'. EIGHT: 'June 9'. 3 pp. He discusses her visiting him, and him visiting her. He is 'glad you received any pleasure from my plays'. He discusses 'Esther'.

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