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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 - 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]. Finely 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. 5 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland [2 volumes]

      Longman, Green, Longman, Hurst, Rees Etc with Constable Etc, London and Edinburgh 1814 - 1st impression 1814-1817 in dark brown half leather [contemporary to publication] with blind stamped patterning, raised bands and gilt decorations to spine which also has red leather title labels with gilt titles; marbled paper covered boards - all in very good condition. The bindings remain sound and square and there is no splitting to the joints. Internally original marbled endpapers with neat, period ownership label ['William Elphinstone Malcolm Burnfoot'] to front pastedown of each volume and no other ownership or presentational inscriptions. The pages are clean except for 2 pages having been numbered in black ink where page numbers were not included on the printed sheets, a word added on one other page and a short phrase underlined on one further page. The book is lavishly illustrated by 93 engravings on stiff paper throughout the text - most are clean and free from foxing which, where it occurs, is moderate. Volume 2 has an engraved as well as a printed title and a half title but volume one has just a printed title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 - 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]. Finely 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. 5 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. Two volumes.

      1st ed. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, London 1814 - Large crown4to, frontis, engraved title, title, [vi], cxxvii, ci, 50; engraved title, title, 51 - 209, [12 - index] pp. Full dark blue straight grained morocco with elaborate gilt and blind decorated borders on upper and lower covers, five raised bands with gilt decoration in compartments 1, 3 and 5 and title and author and volume number in compartments 2 and 4, all edges gilt, edges of thick boards with gilt decoration, gilt dentelles, plain brown endpapers. Foxing of frontispiece and engraved title in Volume 1, some foxing mainly in the margins of some plates, insignificant rubs to head and tail of backstrip and joints, signature of Josiah Hamond on the ffeps, bookplates removed from the front pastedowns otherwise a superb near fine wide-margined set with bright gilt and complete set of plates; would grace any library. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Acuerdos de Juntas Generales del Señorío de Vizcaya celebrados en la antigua ciudad de Guernica de 1801 a 1814 / Acuerdos de Juntas Generales del Senorio de Vizcaya celebrados en la antigua ciudad de Guernica de 1801 a 1814

      - Historia. (93) Bilbao. 1814 26x18 cm. Encuadernación en tapa dura. Varios volúmenes con las juntas de cada año en un único tomo. Cubierta deslucida. BF53 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Acuerdos de Juntas Generales del Señorío de Vizcaya celebrados en Santa María de Guernica de 1814 a 1827 / Acuerdos de Juntas Generales del Senorio de Vizcaya celebrados en Santa Maria de Guernica de 1814 a 1827

      - Historia. (93) Bilbao. 1814 26x18 cm. Encuadernación en tapa dura. Varios volúmenes con las juntas de cada año en un único tomo. Cubierta deslucida. BF53 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De L’Allemagne Seconde Édition.

      Paris: H.Nicolle & Mame Frères, 1814. - 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., xvi, 348; 2 p.l., 387; 2 p.l., 415. with half-titles. contemporary half mottled calf, gilt back (small chip in lower front joint of Vol. III, light foxing, otherwise a very nice set). Second French Edition, the second edition to be printed and distributed. Only five complete copies of the original 1810 edition of 10,000 survived Napoleon’s immediate censorship and destruction of the book on the grounds that it was "not French", and Mme de Staël herself was exiled from France. After journeying through Russia, Finland, and Sweden, she arrived in London where she "received a brilliant reception and was much lionized during the season of 1813". (Encyc. Britann., 11th Edn.) In that year John Murray brought out his edition of De L’Allemagne. Mme de Staël made two separate trips to Germany, the first in 1804 in the company of Benjamin Constant, the second in 1807. Her book succeeded in acquainting the French with the literary and philosophical works of Goethe, Schiller, Kant, Fichte, Schelling, and Schlegel, and has been lauded as "perhaps the most remarkable account of one country by a native and inhabitant of another, which exists in literature". (Ibid.) Vicaire VII 653. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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        The Self-Interpreting Bible

      T. Kinnersley 1814 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The self-Interpreting Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, with References and Illustrations; an Exact Summary of the Several Books; a Paraphrase on the Most Obscure or Important Parts; an Analysis on The Contents of Each Chapter. 2 Vol Set

      T. Kinnersley, Bungay 1814 - Title Continues "to which are Annexed an Extensive Introduction, Explanatary Notes, Evangelical Reflections &c. By the Late John Brown, Minister of the Gospel at Haddington. EMBELLISHED WITH FORTY BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVINGS." Printed By Brightly and Childs. Handsome 2 Volume Set in Full Black Leather Binding with Tooled & Bright Gilt Decoration to Front, Rear and Spine. Title Page dated 1814. Volume I, Genesis to Isaiah & Volume II Jeremiah to Revelation. Only a few spots of foxing and a little browning to margins of some plates. Title Page creased. A little wear to covers. Overall in very nice condition for age. Set weighs nearly 8 Kilos os Postage Outside UK will be extra. Please ask if you would like any more Pictures, Information or a Postage Quote. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Letters of Lords Nelson to Lady Hamilton;

      London: Thomas Lovewell & Co.,, 1814. with a Supplement of Interesting Letters by Distinguished Characters. 2 volumes octavo (207 × 129 mm) Later blue half morocco, linen boards, by Rivière & Son, title gilt direct to the spine, raised bands, lozenges gilt to compartments, single gilt rule to the spine and corner edges, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers Lightly rubbed at the extremities, mild tan-burn to the free endpapers, light browning, but overall a handsomely bound, wide-margined copy, in very good order. First edition. Uncommon, and controversial, collection, purportedly - rather ineffectually - suppressed. J.K. Laughton suggested that James Harrison, whose early biography (The Life … 1806) was primed and carefully overseen by Emma Hamilton, was responsible for the publication of these letters "after he had stolen them from her" (NMM). John Wilson Croker, secretary to the Admiralty, reviewed the publication anonymously in the Quarterly Review, expressing the view that; "The fame of Lord Nelson is, as his life and services were, public property; and we absolutely deny the right to which any unworthy possessor of a few of his private notes may pretend, to invade … that public property, and lower the reputation of the hero and his country" (1814, p. 73), concluding that the letters were in fact forgeries. But in 1817, when Lovewell declared bankruptcy "and Nelson's letters to Emma were put up for auction, together with other papers still in his possession. Croker moved quickly to purchase 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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Lara, a Tale / Jacqueline, a Tale

      London: for John Murray, 1814. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL BOARDS. 1 volume, 2 page adveret after title, 4 page publisher's catalogue at end. Bound in the original blue/gray paper boards, tan paper spine, some minor chipping to spine and hinges cracked but covers firmly attached, with the original printed paper spine label priced 7s 6d. With the bookplate of noted book collector Abel E. Berland. Housed in a green cloth clamshell box, title gilt to spine.

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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        Journal of a Voyage, in 1811 and 1812, to Madras and China;

      London: Printed for J. Nichols, Son, and Bentley; and Black, Parry, and Co.,, 1814. Returning by the Cape of Good Hope and St. Helena; in the H.C.S. the Hope, Capt. James Pendergrass. Tall quarto (262 x 210 mm). Modern half dark straight grained morocco, marbled boards, raised bands to spine, titles and decorations to compartments gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. 24 hand-coloured aquatint plates by Clark after Wathen. Spine ends a touch worn, front joint split, a few light scuff marks to boards, front inner hinge cracked but firm, mild offsetting from plates, occasional spotting to margins. An excellent copy. First edition. In 1811, Wathen (1751-1828), a frequent contributor to the Gentlemen's Magazine, sailed to India and China with Captain James Pendergrass, an old school friend. The voyage resulted in the present work which, published to generally favourable reviews, includes seven views of India, six of Indonesia, nine of China, and two of St. Helena. "The author displays in every thing a picturesque turn of fancy, and is attracted on all occasions by the visible imagery which surrounds him. Both by his descriptions and his sketches, he has added to our knowledge of Madras and its neighbourhood, of Pulo-penang, and of Canton; and he will be followed by the reader and the gazer with much gratification and little fatigue" (The Monthly Review, vol. 77, 1815, p.278).

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        De la réorganisation de la société européenne ou de la nécessité et des moyens de rassembler les peuples de l'Europe en un seul corps politique, en conservant à chacun son indépendance.

      A. Egron |& Delaunay 1814 - - A. Egron & Delaunay, Paris 1814, 13x20cm, broché. - Edition originale brochée sous couverture muette d'attente, titre à la plume sur le premier plat. Une petite galerie de vers affectant les 20 dernières pages, quelques rousseurs sinon bon exemplaire, à toutes marges, tel que paru. D'une insigne rareté. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        1- Des Bourbons et des Stuarts. Paris, Correard, janvier 1822. 16 p. 2- Suite a la brochure 'Des Bourbons et des Stuarts'. Paris, Imprimerie de Guiraudet, 24 janvier 1822. 38 p.

      . 2 opuscules reunis en un volume in-8, broche, couverture papier bleu fort (rel. moderne). Rare edition originale de ces deux brochures, importante synthese du programme politique et social de Saint-Simon. "Ces deux opuscules ( ) repondent a une urgence: intervenir sur le basculement politique du regne de Louis XVIII que represente l'installation du premier ministere ultra-royaliste de la Restauration ( ). Assurement, le titre est calcule pour rappeler une brochure de Chateaubriand qui avait considerablement marque les esprits en 1814, 'De Bonaparte et des Bourbons' ". Saint-Simon livre une synthese de ses travaux et de son systeme d'organisation politique et social. Il presente la seconde brochure comme le resume "de quarante annees de recherches laborieuses", l'expose de sa decouverte qui devra bouleverser "la France et toute l'Europe", decouverte qu'il rapproche de celle de la gravitation universelle. (Fournel, p. 29. Gerits, 381. Mazzone, n°99-100. Mori, 123-124. Walch, n°97-98). Bon exemplaire..

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hatchuel]
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        Fidelio. Eine grosse Opern in 2 Aufzügen. im vollständigen, einzig-rechtmäßigen Clavierauszug. Für die jetzigen Aufführungen des kais. kön. Hoftheaters neu vermehrt und verändert.

      Artaria & Comp.,, Wien, 1814 - Wien, Artaria & Comp., o. J. [1814]. o. Pag. OBrosch. EA. In zwei Teilen. Kinsky-Halm, 183. Mit dem Ziertiteln sowie dem Widmungsblatt. Die Preisangabe auf dem Titel fehlt, somit handelt es sich bei unserem Exemplar um ein Widmungsexemplar. (Vgl. auch das Expl. aus der Bibliothek der Musikfreunde, Wien.) - Seiten gebräunt, leichte Gbrsp. - Die einzelnen Lagen der beiden Teile sind durch ein neues Band zusammengebunden. - Der Verfasser des Klavierauszuges ist Ignaz Moscheles, laut seiner Biographie wurde jedes Blatt von Beethoven einzeln "abgesegnet". - Rarissmum. Deutsch [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Herzogburg [Herzogenburg].

      Wien, Artaria, 1814-24.. Altkolorierte Umrissradierung von und nach A. Köpp von Felsenthal, Bildausschnitt 26,5 x 37,5 cm, Blattgr. 36 x 41 cm.. Nebehay-Wagner 309/53, Thieme-Becker XXIV, p 145; aus "Historisch mahlerische Darstellungen von Oesterreich", einer Serie prachtvoller Umrissradierungen vor allem aus dem Viertel unter dem Wienerwald; sehr dekorative Ansicht der Stadt Herzogenburg mit dem die Stadt dominierenden Stift in der linken Bildhälfte, demnach ist die Blickrichtung Süden, mit dekorativer Personenstaffage im Vordergrund (Bauern bei der Ernte, Kutsche, ein Wandersmann, im Hintergrund die Berge des Alpenvorlandes; etwas gebräunt, in blassen Farben koloriert, am oberen Rand oberhalb der Plattenkante alt angerändert, sonst tadellos.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        The Martial Achievements of Great Britain and Her Allies; from 1799 to 1815

      London: Js. Jenkins. First Edition. Half Morocco. Very Good . Folio, 13.5 by 11 inches, 34 by 28 cm. With 52 hand-colored aquatint plates (including title vignette) as well as hand-colored dedication to Duke of Wellington. Engraved title (uncolored). Aquatinted by Thomas Sutherland after paintings by William Heath. Plates watermarked 1814 and 1815. Tooley 281. Abbey, Life 365. A contemporary history of the Napoleonic Wars with plates capturing well the frenzy, action, excitement, horror and heroism of war with astonishing realism. Bookplate of the Earl of Cromer. Binding by Hatchards of London. Some light occasional soiling, generally not affecting images. The tissue guards are absent but there is virtually no offsetting from the plates, suggesting that the tissue guards served their purpose admirably. Crimson half morocco rubbed along the joints and raised bands. Small ding to front edge. Slight bowing to front board.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Six months after his U.S. Navy Brig ?Rattlesnake? was seized by the British in the North Atlantic, Lieutenant Commanding James Renshaw is appointed Master Commandant in the Navy by President James Madison ? he had successfully seized 10 British ships before being captured

      War Date Partly Printed Document Signed ?James Madison? as President and ?B.W. Crowninshield,? 1 page, 13? x 17.25?. Washington, December 10, 1814. Countersigned ?E.W. DuVal / Register?.On parchment. Military vignette across bottom, dynamic eagle in flight at top center. Minor flaws. Usual folds do not touch signatures. Very Good condition.In part, ?Know Ye, That reposing special Trust and Confidence in the Patriotism, Valour, Fidelity, and Abilities of James Renshaw I have nominated, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, do appoint him a Master Commandant in the Navy in the Service of the United States...? Clearly embossed Navy Department paper seal with serrated edges affixed with red wax at bottom center. It is interesting to note that it wasn?t until December 15, 1814, five days later, that President Madison sent his nomination, to the Senate, of Benjamin W. Crowninshield (1772-1851) to be Secretary of the Navy; Crownin

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        Hydrographical Chart of the World on Wright or Mercator's Projection With Tracts of the Last Circumnavigators

      Edinburgh: J. Thompson, circa, 1814. Handcoloured engraved map measuring 458 x 520 mm. (sheet size); some foxing, closed tear to one corner, good. A detailed and most attractive world map charting great voyages of discovery, including expeditions led by La Pérouse, George Vancouver, John Gore, Charles Clerke and all three voyages of James Cook. The map was printed in 1814 by John Thompson, a publisher and bookbinder based in Edinburgh. This charming world map formed a showpiece in his New General Atlas of 1817. It forms a neat visual presentation of circumnavigation of the eighteenth-century, with some mild geographical inaccuracies in the treatment of Australia and the Northwest coast of North America. The polar regions remain uncharted and mysterious.

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        Poems of Thomas Gray, The

      1814. With a Two-Way Fore-Edge Painting[FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. GRAY, Thomas. The Poems of Thomas Gray. With critical notes, a life of the author, and an essay on his poetry, by the Rev. John Mitford. London: Printed for White, Cochrane, and Co., 1814. Octavo (8 9/16 x 5 1/4 inches; 217 x 134 mm.). viii, clxxiv, 271 [1 blank] pp. With a portrait frontispiece and one engraved plate. Full contemporary red straight-grain morocco, covers elaborately decorated in gilt. Spine with raised bands decoratively letters and tooled in gilt, gilt board edges, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Two neat ink inscriptions on blank leaves, fine.With a fine 'two-way' double fore-edge painting by Martin Frost (signed with initials on the right-hand side of the oval on the Tomb scene) of a Bucolic Rural Scene and a View of Gray's Tomb at Stoke Poges. Tipped in at the back of the book is Martin Frost’s printed certificate: “Hidden under the gilt edge of this book you can find a FORE-EDGE PAINTING by Martin Frost.” Beneath this is written in black ink: “Gray's Poems 1814/Two-way double/fore-edge painting/Martin Frost/MMXIV” A fine example.Martin Frost has produced well over 3300 fore-edge and miniature paintings. He is the premier fore-edge painter of his generation, preserving and advancing the art.Thomas Gray (26 December 1716 – 30 July 1771) was an English poet, letter-writer, classical scholar and professor at Cambridge University. He is widely known for his Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, published in 1751.

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        Carte de L'Amerique Meridionale

      Paris: P.A.F. Tardieu, 1814 A LARGE SCALE MAP OF SOUTH AMERICA 30 section folding case map, on linen Engraving with outline color 39 1/4" x 31 3/4" This separately issued map of South America was drawn by Pierre Lapie and engraved by P.A.F. Tardieu. Lapie held the honor of being First Geographer to the King of France in 1820 and Tardieu was a prominant French engraver of the time. The title is printed within an embellished cartouche depicting a native of the land being graced by an angel. The geography is based on an 1807 map by Jeffery's and shows the land divided into "Posessions Espagnoles" and "Posessions Portugaises." All major states, territories, and counties are carefully labeled and defined in outline color. Major cities, bodies of water, rivers, mountains, islands, and sub regions are also which are labeled and defined in outline color. An accurate record of the Southern American continent of the time..

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        "Sic Tu, Germane, Triumphas!", vermutlich nach einer unbekannten Vorlage von Friedrich Wilhelm von Thiersch.

      1814. Kreidelithographie in Sämisch mit Lichtern, 1814, auf festem Velin. 32,9:33 cm. Inkunabel der Lithographie. - Bugfalte geglättet, Einriß am Unterrand. Literatur: Nagler 6; Thieme-Becker S. 444; Dussler 6; Winkler (Stuntz) 833.5 und Abb. 39; Freyberg L 4.. Tochter des Landschaftsmalers, Kunsthändlers und Musikers J.B. Stuntz (1753-1836), der zusammen mit J.N. Strixner (1782-1855) und F. Piloty (1786-1844) in München eine Steindruckerei gegründet hatte. Ausgebildet bei ihrem Vater und seinen beiden Kompagnons, arbeitete sie erst in der lithographischen Anstalt. Hier hatte sie mit eigenen Folgen großen, auch finanziellen Erfolg, weshalb sie für die Familie einen Sommersitz in Thalkirchen bei München erwerben konnte. 1813 ging sie zum Studium der Historienmalerei an die Münchner Akademie und war Schülerin von J.P. von Langer (1756-1824) und dessen Sohn R. von Langer (1783-1846). Bereits 1815 sollte sie mit ihren ersten ausgestellten Ölgemälden große Anerkennung finden. 1818 folgte eine Reise nach Paris, wo sie die Werke der Alten Meister studierte und vor allem nach Raffael kopierte. Ein dreijähriges Reisestipendium ermöglichte ihr anschließend einen Aufenthalt in Italien. Hier begegnete sie Louise Seidler (1786-1866) und entdeckte, auch durch F. Overbeck angeregt, die religiöse Malerei. 1821 wurde sie Ehrenmitglied der Accademia di San Luca. Nach München 1822 zurückgekehrt, heiratete sie 1823 den ihr seit 1818 bekannten Kgl. Bayer. Vize-Oberstallmeister Wilhelm Frh. von Freyberg. Danach wechselnde Aufenthalte in München und Thalkirchen sowie Fortsetzung ihrer künstlerischen Tätigkeit. Sie schuf ein großes OEuvre an Landschaften, Porträts, Historien- und Genrebildern sowie religiösen Motiven. Von der in ihrer Zeit als eine der besten Zeichnerinnen und Malerinnen gerühmten Künstlerin besitzen zahlreiche Museum und Graphische Sammlungen Werke, so in München, Berlin und Wien.

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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, and original Poetry. + Appendix. 2 vols. in one. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1814. With engr. extra title & 92 engr. plates. 4to. (4), (3), IV-CXXVII, (1), (1)-209, (1, blank page, 2), (3), IV-CI, (1, blank page), (12) pp. Contp. full calf, inner and outer borders gilt, spine richly gilt, all edges gilt. Rebacked

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        Arts Metiers et Culture de la Chine, Representes dans une Suite de Gravures, Executees D'apres les Dessins originaux envoyes de Pekin, accompagnes des explications donnees par les Missionnaires francais et etrangers, pensionnes par Louis XIV, Louis XV et Louis XVI. Art du Vernis [together with] . . . Papier de Bambou (Two Volumes in One)

      Paris: Nepveu Libraire, 1814 and 1815. First Edition. Full Calf. Very Good. Scarce hand-colored plate work on two Chinese crafts much admired in the West -- varnish and papermaking. 16mo. 23 by 8.5 cm. 84, 71 pp. 24 two paged or double-sided hand-colored plates, with 11 and 13 in the two works, respectively, plus two title pages. The color plates are exquisite, and they document not just the steps in each of the manufacturing processes as then practiced in China, but also give a very good sense at the more general organization of Chinese artisan enterprises. Each plate is accompanied with several pages of text explaining the step int he process, greatly supplementing the shorter captions to the plates. Several abrasions to the calf boards around front joint, with nick and small calf loss at bottom of the front joint. The binding nonetheless remains handsome and best to leave untouched. Occasional light soiling within but generally clean, and plates are fresh and bright.

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        The Excursion Being A Portion Of The Recluse, A Poem

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London 1814 - A superb copy in a full leather custom binding. The half-title is present and the errata is present as well, bound in at the end of the chapter summaries. Previous owner signature, Nathanial Shelmerdine, Salford, 1831, is present on a blank fly, and above this is another small set of initals, dated 1852. Some minor scattered foxing throughout. The volume is bound in full dark green leather with a framed portrait of Wordsworth on the front board and a framed vista of his Lake District cottage and the mountains in the background on the rear panel. The spine is elaborately decorated in gilt and has three red leather labels spread out over six compartments. The volume is housed in a very attractive drop-back box, one half green leather the remaining dark green cloth. The spine of the box is very elaborately decorated as well. The middle volume of a proposed very large three volume work. The Excursion is the only work Wordsworth completed of the Recluse trilogy. A beautiful and completely unique first edition volume from this great Romantic Era poet. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Velvet Cushion

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1814. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing bound in three-quarter leather and marbled boards (boards curved, rubbing to the each board's surface and rubbing to their respective edges, old white tape repair to the margin of one page, scattered foxing). Published anonymously, the book presents a memoir about the Church of England given by a vicarage cushion who begins its tale by stating: "The first place in which I remember to have seen the light was in the shop of an upholsterer in Fleet-street, in the days of bloody Queen Mary." Originally published anonymously, later editions name the author as J. W. Cunningham, A. M. Vicar of Harrow. John William Cunningham was and evangelical clergyman of the Church of England and, from 1850 to 1858 also served as the Editor of The Christian Observer. He served as Vicar of Harrow, the presentation to which his father-in-law purchased, from 1811 until his death in 1861, and was a member of the Clapham Sect of which two of the leading lights were William Wilberforce and Wilberforce's cousin, the important Banker and Parliamentarian, Henry Thornton. Presenting the evangelical point of view of the parties in the church of England since the English Reformation, The Velvet Cushion was quite well-received and went through ten editions in a mere two years. [Nevertheless, the book did not meet the approval of all and a response to this work was written by Rev. John Styles titled "A New Covering to the Velvet Cushion" (1815) wherein Rev. Styles gives his views on the Church presented through the same cushion with a new covering.] This rapid production of new editions of The Velvet Cushion evidences not only the book's popularity, but also indicates that not many copies of the first edition, first printing, were issued and, in our experience, the first edition, first printing is quite scarce. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing. QUITE SCARCE.

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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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        FORT McHENRY, OR, THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER, SUNG WITH GREAT APPLAUSE BY MR. HARDINGE, AT THE THEATRE BALTIMORE. AIR, ANACREON IN HEAVEN [caption title]

      Philadelphia: Published by G.E. Blake, [1814].. [published with:] THE BATTLE OF THE WABASH. A PATRIOT SONG, WRITTEN BY JOSEPH HUTTON, TO THE FAVOURITE AIR OF ANACREON IN HEAVEN. [3]pp. Folio. Dbd. Tanned, dampstain in upper margin. Good. In a brown half morocco and cloth box. The rare second edition of "The Star Spangled Banner," the national anthem of the United States, in music form. Here, all four verses of Francis Scott Key's immortal poem are printed on the third page. It is printed with a song originally published in 1811, "The Battle of the Wabash," written to commemorate the Battle of Tippecanoe. That song, as well as "The Star Spangled Banner," were meant to be sung to the tune of "Anacreon in Heaven," also known as the "Anacreontic Ode." This, therefore, is the first appearance of Key's lyrics, together with the music to which it was meant to be sung. As Dichter & Shapiro point out, this printing is also "the only appearance known of Francis Scott Key's immortal song together with the words of the 'Anacreontic Ode.'" The present printing follows only a Baltimore edition by Carrs Music Store, which is believed to have been issued before November 18, 1814, and possibly before October 19 (see Filby & Howard). Francis Scott Key, a Baltimore lawyer, spent the night of September 13-14, 1814, detained on a British ship in Baltimore harbor. That night, Key witnessed the British flotilla bombard Fort McHenry, an American stronghold in the harbor. From the outset of the battle a large American flag could be seen flying over the fort, but by the end the Stars and Stripes was nowhere to be seen. At dawn, the flag was seen once again, showing that Fort McHenry had not been taken by the British, and inspiring Key to write the lyrics that he initially called "Defence of Fort M'Henry." Key meant for the lyrics to be sung to the tune of a popular song of the day, the "Anacreontic Ode," also known as "To Anacreon in Heaven," by British composer John Stafford Smith. Key's lyrics first circulated as a handbill, and on September 20 were printed in a Baltimore newspaper. It soon became known as "The Star Spangled Banner," and was performed by Hardinge's theatre troupe in Baltimore on October 18, 1814. As is noted in the title, the song was "sung with great applause by Mr. Hardinge, at the Theatre Baltimore," suggesting that this publication dates to late 1814. Both this Philadelphia printing of "The Star Spangled Banner" and the Baltimore printing that precedes it are very rare. Two copies of the Baltimore printing have appeared at auction since 1967: the Streeter copy, which brought $23,000 in that year, and a copy that sold at Christie's in 2008 for $506,500. In that same time span, only one copy of this Philadelphia printing sold at auction, in 2002, when a copy at Christie's brought $15,600. OCLC and Filby & Howard together locate a total of only eleven copies of this Philadelphia printing. A rare and early printing of "The Star Spangled Banner," our national anthem, which stands second only to the flag as a symbol of the nation. DICHTER & SHAPIRO, p.36. FILBY &HOWARD, S8. LEVY & FULD, p.245. Muller, THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER, pp.52- 57. WOLF 8329A. BAL, p.247. OCLC 3823049.

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        Relation des sieges de Saragosse et de Tortose par les Francais dans la derniere guerre d'Espagne

      Paris: Magimel, first edition , 1814. iv and 67 pages. 2 very large extending plans (each about 24 inches by 36 inches). 4to. Contemporary quarter red calf and marbled boards; the corners are bumped, the titlepage is slightly foxed. Tulard NBC 1269.

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        Essai Philosophique sur les Probabilites

      Paris, 1814. Second Enlarged Edition. Original pink marbled wrappers. Fine with some occasional spotty foxing. 8vo.,This Essai is the the separately issued introduction to the second edition of Laplace's, Theorie Analytique ... first published in 1812 and appearing with the important supplements and addenda as the second edition in 1814. Laplace's biographer in the DSB notes that this book has had a longer life and greater readership than any other work by the author. ' The reason for its continuing - indeed, its growing - success has clearly been the importance that probablility, statistics, and stochastic analysis have increasingly assumed in science, social science .... Inevitably, Laplace's technical writings have come to have the same sort of relation to the later development of the discipline of probability that, for example Newton's Principia matematica had to the later science of mechanics. ' DSB XV, 374; see Stigler for app. citations.

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        The History and Antiquities of London. A New Edition, with an Appendix and Index.

      London: For Edward Jeffery by B. McMillan, 1814. - 2 volumes. 4to., (11 ¾ x 9 5/8 inches). Additional letterpress title page, publisher's Advertisement (some offsetting, occasional spotting throughout and one or two pale stains). Extraillustrated with 232 engravings, some with original hand color, watermarked 1807, 1812, 1813, and 1814 (some offsetting, occasional spotting and browning). Contemporary full straight-grained red morocco, both covers gilt-ruled with a blind-stamped border, the spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt-lettered in four and elaborately decorated in two, all edges gilt (rear board of volume II detached; expertly rebacked, preserving the original spine; extremities worn). Provenance: Contemporary manuscript ownership inscription of J. Ainsley to front free endpapers, with his bookplate to the front pastedowns. Second quarto edition, preceded by another quarto edition, an exceptionally rare one in folio, and one in octavo. Limited issue, 1 of 175 copies, also published in folio in an edition of 25. Profusely illustrated with copper and wood engravings and lithographed plates, including a fine folding lithographed plate with original hand-color depicting the "Great Fire of London in the Year 1666," and a folding copper-plate engraving on blue paper. From the publisher's Advertisement: "This edition is published without any Illustrations of prints whatever; but titles are printed, for the purchasers who choose to amuse themselves in the pursuit of illustrating; and an assortment of some hundreds of portraits, views, medals, and historical prints, may be had, together or separate, at the Publisher's." Though principally known as a naturalist, having produced the important works "British Zoology" and "History of Quadrupeds," Pennant's posthumous book on the history of London was also quite popular, going through a number of editions. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS134. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Galerie du Musee de France (10 volumes)

      Paris: Chez Filhol. Gille Fils, 1814. Full Morocco. Very Good. A very handsome set of contemporary red morocco, gilt floral decoration and an armorial centerpiece on all front boards, and 718 copper engraved plates of artwork. 4to. Plates are numbered consecutively, with 542 and 543 skipped in the original. Brunet II 1256-7. The work was initially issued in 140 installments from 1804 onward, and this set collects all of these. Scattered foxing, occasionally on the heavy side. The leather has soiling on the boards, but this qualifies as a form of "seasoning" and few would not find the set as very attractive nonetheless.

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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, and original Poetry. + Appendix.

      . 2 vols. in one. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1814. With engr. extra title & 92 engr. plates. 4to. (4), (3), IV-CXXVII, (1), (1)-209, (1, blank page, 2), (3), IV-CI, (1, blank page), (12) pp. Contp. full calf, inner and outer borders gilt, spine richly gilt, all edges gilt. Rebacked..

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        PICTURESQUE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DRESS AND MANNERS OF THE TURKS. Illustrated in sixty coloured engravings, with descriptions

      London, printed for John Murray by W. Bulmer and Co., 1814.. SECOND EDITION 1814, small 4to, approximately 230 x 155 mm, 9 x 6 inches, 60 beautiful hand coloured engraved plates (including frontispiece), each facing a page of descriptive text, bound in full burgundy straight grained morocco, ornate gilt border to covers with inner blind border, gilt raised bands to spine, richly gilt in compartments, gilt title, gilt patterned board edges and inner dentells (turn ins), all edges gilt, yellow endpapers. A touch of rubbing to head and tail of spine, upper hinge just starting to crack at top and bottom, endpapers very lightly foxed, occasional pale fox spot or faint browning to text pages, tiny pale mark to background of a couple of plates, faintest browning to white background of Plate 47, text leaf to that plate reinserted and very slightly dusty at top and fore-edge. A very good tight copy. The plates show costumes and customs of the 18th century Ottoman Empire including Greeks, Albanians, Egyptians, Syrians, Tartars, etc plus eunuchs, odalisks, other women, servants, a musician, a Jew, dervishes, officers of the Janissaries, soldiers, a naval admiral, the grand vizier and a few tradesmen. First published in French and in English in 1802 as The Costumes of Turkey. Attributed to the French artist Octavien Dalvimart about whom little is known, in the Preface. It seems the text is by another, sometimes attributed to William Alexander, as one of the descriptions includes a comment made by Mons. Dalvimart. The English artist William Alexander (1767-1816) accompanied the Macartney Embassy to China in 1792 as draughtsman and in 1808 was appointed assistant keeper of antiquities in the British Museum. Colas 783; Abbey Travel II, No. 370 (reprint of edition of 1804).   MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Federalists voice their opposition to the War of 1812

      The March 30, 1814 issue of the Columbian Centinel (Boston: William Burdick for Benjamin Russell), 4pp., 15\" x 20.75\". Marginal tears, folds and some toning. A terrific issue featuring an unusual and large front-page illustration of a sailing ship styled as, \"The good STRONG Ship Massachusetts,\" advocating the gubernatorial candidacy of Governor Caleb Strong of Massachusetts and promoting the \"Washington Policy\" as well as the Federalist slogans \"No War! No Embargo! No Conscription! [and] No Direct Taxes!\" The top left corner features a ballot headed \"PEACE NOMINATIONS\" listing the Federalist candidates for state offices. The paper is filled with political pieces including the resolutions of the Worcester County Meeting that declared Democratic suspicions that Strong wanted to secede from the Union, as \"a gross and unfounded calumny, and a libel upon the most enlightened and virtuous of our fellow citizens...\" Although Strong never openly advocated secession, he did open secret negotiati

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        Stadtplan, "Rain im Jahre 1814".

      . Lithographie v. Päringer, dat. 1814, 47,5 x 47. Seltene Inkunabel der Lithographie. Nicht bei Schefold, bay. Schwaben, Winkler, Frühzeit der deutschen Lithographie, kennt dieses Blatt nicht ( vergl. Joseph Päringer ( = Nr. 604 ). - Der Titel befindet sich links oben, daneben ein Bibliotheksstempel. Im Plan sind alle Häuser mit Nummern versehen und die Strassen sind benahmt.

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        Travels In The Caucasus And Georgia: Performed In The Years 1806 And 1808, By Command Of The Russian Government

      Great reading! Very rare First English Edition, published in 1814 by Henry Colburn, London. First published in German, then this English edition, then French. This book has definitely been read and enjoyed many times but still presents a handsome façade. Large book, 421 pages, a newer leather spine laid over original 3/4 leather with marbled boards, new endpapers. Original part of the cover shows a lot of wear, scuffing, and fading, older leather corners rubbed and chipped. Spine looks almost new. Small library stamps on title and copyright pages. Title page has a couple tears that have been patched with pieces of clear tape, title page and about thirty following pages have creases, light foxing and occasional mold spots on pages, some light age-toning, p. 295 has a tear patched with paper. All pages very readable. A good, solid very rare copy of this classic ethnographic and linguistic exploration of a very intriguing part of the world. Julius Heinrich Klaproth (1783?"1835) was a German linguist, historian, ethnographer, author, orientalist and explorer. As a scholar, he is credited along with Jean-Pierre Abel-Rémusat, with being instrumental in turning East Asian Studies into scientific disciplines with critical methods.

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        Kriegsschiff und Segler im befestigtem Hafen mit Matrosen und Soldaten.

      . Radierung, auf Bütten. 11,9:17,9 cm. Aus der Folge "Vue d'Italie". Literatur: Bartsch (pieces citees dans le dictionnaire de Fuessli. Edition von 1814), aus 1 ; Nagler 9 ; Andresen 5.. Bartsch kannte die Radierung nicht aus eigener Anschauung. Abdrucke mit der Signatur unten links, die dieses Exemplar besitzt, sind sehr selten. Im Illustrated Bartsch konnte nur das Exemplar aus dem Bestand des British Museum in London abgebildet werden, das unter Verlust der Signatur beschnitten ist. - Ganz vorzüglicher, toniger Abdruck. Links und unten ein winziges Rändchen um die Plattenkanten. Rechts oben teilweise auf die Einfassungslinie geschnitten. Mit drei kleinen Löchlein links im Himmel. Vereinzelte Stockfleckchen, sonst vorzüglich erhalten. Selten!

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        Icones anatomicae quotquot sunt celabratories ex optimis neotericum operibus depromtae et collectae. Atlas volumes

      Venice: Picotti. Very Good. 1814. First Edition. Wraps. Three 21 x 28 1/8 inch( 534 x 715 mm) untrimmed folio atlas volumes in four. Original untrimmed wrappers. With frontis, 4 engraved titles & 461 plates, including 197 duplicates in outline. 1801-1814.; Elephant Folio; Additional images and further information provided upon request. .

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        A dissertation on gun-shot wounds

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1814. <p>A dissertation on gun-shot wounds. 8vo. 69, [3, incl. adverts.]pp. Publisher&#146;s catalogues dated Dec. 1814 and March 1815 bound in front and back. 13 folding plates on 7 sheets, text illustrations. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1814. 250 x 153 mm. (uncut). Original boards, worn, rebacked in cloth. Minor foxing but very good. Bookplate.</p><p>First Separate Edition. A note on the verso of the title states: &#147;This dissertation, being a part added to the new edition of Operative Surgery by Charles Bell, the publishers have reprinted these sheets for the accommodation of the purchasers of the former edition.&#148; Bell served briefly as a military surgeon during the Napoleonic Wars, and made numerous striking drawings of the gunshot patients and their wounds. This is possibly the first medical work to include illustrations of wounded patients drawn from life. Gordon-Taylor 13. </p>

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        Les Voyages de Sind-Bad le Marin et les Ruses des Femmes, Contes Arabes. Traduction litterale, accompagnee du texte et de notes.

      Paris, de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1814.. 12mo. XXX, 161 pp. 113 pp. Full contemporary English calf, boards with decorative gilt surround, banded spine with black morocco title label and gilt tool in six compartments, board edges and turn-ins with additional gilt decoration, marbled edges and endpapers.. First edition of "Sind-Bad" and the first independent printing of any part of the Arabian Nights in Arabic. Although traditionally included in the corpus of the 1001 Nights (Alf Layla wa Layla) as told by Scheherazade, it is thought that the series of voyages that make up the voyages of Sinbad have older and separate origins, incorporating elements of Homer, Panchatantra, other Persian, Arab and Indian literary material as well as historical material relating to trade and navigation. Set traditionally during the reign of Haroun al-Rashid, Sindbad undertakes seven voyages from Basra, each leading one to the other, encounters fabulous creatures, faces exhaustive ordeals and amasses fabulous wealth. The publisher of the present edition, Louis-Mathieu Langles, an important figure in the study of Middle-Eastern and Oriental languages and literature, was a correspondent of William Jones in Calcutta, co-founder of the Ecole des Langues Orientales Vivantes in Paris and the keeper of the Indian manuscript department in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. "Un ouvrage classique, et d'une certaine importance sous le point de vue scientifique, historique ou litteraire" (preface). - Provenance: Engraved pictorial bookplate of Paul Fölsche to front free endpaper. - Chauvin VII, p. 2. Brunet III, 820.

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        Icones anatomicae quotquot sunt celabratories ex optimis neotericum operibus depromtae et collectae. Atlas volumes

      Venice: Picotti. Very Good. 1814. First Edition. Wraps. Three 21 x 28 1/8 inch( 534 x 715 mm) untrimmed folio atlas volumes in four. Original untrimmed wrappers. With frontis, 4 engraved titles & 461 plates, including 197 duplicates in outline. 1801-1814.; Elephant Folio; Additional images and further information provided upon request. .

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        Ansicht des Brandenburger Thores in Berlin.

      . Kupferstich aus Zeitschrift f. d. elegante Welt, 1814, 14 x 21,3. Nicht bei Kiewitz - Seltene und schöne Darstellung des Brandenburger Tores. Der Betrachter steht auf dem Pariser Platz und blickt durch das Brandenburger Tor in den Tiergarten.

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        Rückkehr der Quadriga, "Uebermuth nahm sie - Tapferkeit bringt sie zurück".

      . Aquatinta v. Daniel Berger, 1814, 23,8 x 35,5. Ernst, Berger D-7. - Die Quadriga kehrt voller Stolz zurück, Napoleon in einem Holzwagen mit vier lahmenden Gäulen macht sich auf den Heimweg. Rechts unten jubelnde Berliner. - Sehr seltene, karikative Darstellung, mit einem deutlichen Seitenhieb auf die Franzosen.

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        GRAMATICA CATALANA, GRAMATICA Y APOLOGIA DE LA LLENGUA CATALANA

      Joan Francisco Piferrer, Administrada per Joan Sallent. - Barcelona. 1814. Pergami. 15X10. 8h+XXXII+276Pág+6h. Primera edició de la Gramatica Catalana de Ballot, bon exemplar i molt valorada. Ref 8.3 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PICTURESQUE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DRESS AND MANNERS OF THE TURKS. Illustrated in sixty coloured engravings, with descriptions.

      London, printed for John Murray by W. Bulmer and Co., 1814.SECOND EDITION 1814, small 4to, approximately 230 x 155 mm, 9 x 6 inches, 60 beautiful hand coloured engraved plates (including frontispiece), each facing a page of descriptive text, bound in full burgundy straight grained morocco, ornate gilt border to covers with inner blind border, gilt raised bands to spine, richly gilt in compartments, gilt title, gilt patterned board edges and inner dentells (turn ins), all edges gilt, yellow endpapers. A touch of rubbing to head and tail of spine, upper hinge just starting to crack at top and bottom, endpapers very lightly foxed, occasional pale fox spot or faint browning to text pages, tiny pale mark to background of a couple of plates, faintest browning to white background of Plate 47, text leaf to that plate reinserted and very slightly dusty at top and fore - edge. A very good tight copy. The plates show costumes and customs of the 18th century Ottoman Empire including Greeks, Albanians, Egyptians, Syrians, Tartars, etc plus eunuchs, odalisks, other women, servants, a musician, a Jew, dervishes, officers of the Janissaries, soldiers, a naval admiral, the grand vizier and a few tradesmen. First published in French and in English in 1802 as The Costumes of Turkey. Attributed to the French artist Octavien Dalvimart about whom little is known, in the Preface. It seems the text is by another, sometimes attributed to William Alexander, as one of the descriptions includes a comment made by Mons. Dalvimart. The English artist William Alexander (1767 - 1816) accompanied the Macartney Embassy to China in 1792 as draughtsman and in 1808 was appointed assistant keeper of antiquities in the British Museum. Colas 783; Abbey Travel II, No. 370 (reprint of edition of 1804). Tooley ????????????????? MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        DOCUMENT SIGNED BY WILLIAM CLARK AS GOVERNOR OF MISSOURI TERRITORY, AUTHORIZING PROVISIONS FOR "FOURTEEN MEN ORDERED INTO THE SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES."].

      St. Louis. April 27, 1814. - [1]p., on a 7 3/4 x 6 1/4-inch sheet. Old folds. Light soiling. Fine. An order for fourteen men and related rations in the Missouri Territory, signed by William Clark and Joseph Henderson. The document reads, in part: "A provision Return for fourteen men ordered into the Service of the United States by Gov. William Clark for two days commensing the Twenty Sixth & Ending the Twenty Seventh of April 1814.The Contractor will issue Forty two Compleat Rations as agreeable to the above Return St. Louis Missouri Territory the 27th April 1814 [signed] Wm. Clark." After their famous exploration of the Louisiana Purchase and lands westward to the mouth of the Columbia River, Lewis and Clark were rewarded with important government appointments. Clark's first position upon returning from the expedition was as brigadier general of the militia and agent for Indian affairs in the upper Louisiana territory. He headquartered his activities in St. Louis. Eventually, Clark was appointed the governor of the Missouri Territory after the outbreak of the War of 1812. Mere days after signing this document, on May 1, Clark traveled to Wisconsin to do his part for the war by erecting Fort Shelby at Prairie du Chien. It is reasonable to assume this document could pertain to preparations for Clark's Fort Selby mission. A rare autograph specimen from Clark's years as governor of the Missouri Territory, a position he held from 1813 to 1820. HOWGEGO C35.

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        War of 1812 - Militia Order Book Pages - 1814-1815

      Virginia, 1814. Leaves. Very Good. Leaves. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Very nice shape; light wear and toning. Disbound. Eight consecutive leaves (15 pages of text) from an order book of the 2nd Elite Corps of the Virginia Militia from September-October 1814. Most of the entries are records of courts martial (some very interesting) for offenses such as being drunk on guard, riotous conduct, beating other soldiers, and abusing (cursing) other soldiers. The sentences are equally interesting and include hard labor, standing in the stocks, and loss of whiskey rations. There are unit orders posted in the pages as well; in the most important of them, the Commander decries the behavior of the units&#39; soldiers and inattention of its officers. One leaf (two pages) from an order book of the 2nd Virginia Militia Regiment from February 1815. One page of the leaf contains two tables; one is a chart to determine how much forage was required to feed the regiment&#39;s fourteen horses, and the other is a morning report. The other page of the leaf contains an important detailed regimental order disbanding the unit and directing disposition of its personnel and equipment.

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