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        Beherzigungen vor dem Wiener Kongress. Von X. Y. Z.

      8°. Titel, 186 S. Pappband der Zeit mit Marmorpapierbezügen und handschriftlichen Rückenschildern. Goedeke VII, 825, 48. - Schäfer/Schawe 538. - Loh 318. - Erste und einzige Ausgabe. - "Die unter Steins Inspiration entstandene Flugschrift behandelt die Normen für eine künftige deutsche Verfassung. Monarchische und demokratische Gedanken stehen in einer nicht immer klar formulierten Verschränkung. Scharfe Töne der Kritik schlägt Arndt gegenüber den süddeutschen Mittelstaaten an. Die Broschüre war in fast ganz Deutschland streng verboten." (Schäfer-Schawe). Verständlicherweise, Arndt tritt im 2. Kapitel für die Pressefreiheit ein.: "Bei der Entwerfung und Begründung der künftigen Verfassung Teutschlands muss die allgemeine Pressfreiheit durch ein Reichsgesetz geheiligt und geboten werden." - Kanten leicht beschabt.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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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...

      1814. 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..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the Austrians.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Plantarum umbelliferarum genera eorumque characteres naturales secundum numerum, situm, figuram et proportionem omnium fructificationis et fructus partium. Editio nova, aucta et revisa, sumtibus impressa Fratrum Zosimadum. Accedunt tabulae VI aeri incisae et syllabus specierum officinalium. Vol. I. P. I, II [alles Erschienene]. Mit gest. Titel mit teilkolor. Vignette u. 5 gefalt. gest. Tafeln. Moskau, Typis N. S. Vsevolozskianis, Leipzig, in Kommission bei J. B. G. Fleischer, 1816. 8vo. (20,9 x 13,2 cm). 2 Bl., XXXIV S., 1 Bl. (Conspectus familiae), 222 S., 20 S. (Syllabus), 4 S. (Prospectus), 34 S., 1 Bl. (Erörterungen über Schirmpflanzen). Halblederband d. Zt. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel u. geprägtem Bezugspapier.

      . . Gegenüber der ersten Ausgabe von 1814 erweitert. - G. F. Hoffmann (1760-1826) war seit 1792 Professor u. Direktor des botanischen Gartens in Göttingen u. ging 1804 in derselben Funktion nach Moskau. Der "berühmte Botaniker... hat sich große Verdienste um den botanischen Garten in Moskau erworben" (Hirsch/Hüb. III, S. 261; jedoch falsche Lebensdaten). - "Ein Werk über die Gattungen der Doldengewächse war der wichtigste Ertrag seiner Jahre in Moskau." (Arndt: Göttinger Gelehrte I, S. 70). - In vorliegendem Werk beschreibt er u.a. Cicuta, Pimpinella, Selinum, Tragium, Caucus, Turgenia, Pastinaca, Zosima, Coriandrum, Angelica, Archangelica, Rumia, Aegopodium, Myrrhis, Wylia u. Bifora. - Die "Erörterungen über Schirmpflanzen" sind eine Erwiderung Hoffmanns auf die Rezension der ersten Ausgabe in der Leipziger Literatur-Zeitung Nr. 285 von 1815. - Die Tafeln mit zwei Übersichtstabellen sowie Gesamtdarstellungen mit zahlr. Details von Wylia radians, Krubera leptophylla sowie Zosima orientalis. - Exlibris Gust. Ch. Hauser, Bibl.-Stempel W. Hauser. Pritzel 4140. - Nissen 894. - Junk: Rara II, S. 235. - Vgl. Frahm/Eggers S. 200f. - Stafleu/Cowan 2895 (hiernach variieren die einzelnen Exemplare; so gibt es welche mit zusätzlich 4 S. deutschem Vorwort und/oder Zwischentitel u. gest. Titel zu Teil 2 [nach S. 94]; es gibt aber auch Exemplare ohne den auch separat erschienenen Syllabus und/oder die Erörterungen). - Ecken etwas bestoßen, Rückenschild gering berieben. - Gutes, nur vereinzelt etwas fleckiges Exemplar auf kräftigem, teilw. leicht bläulichem Papier.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Meinhard Knigge]
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        TRAITE DES MALADIES CHIRURGICALES ET DES OPERATIONS QUI LEUR CONVIENNENT .Tomes 1 à 11

      Paris. Chez l'auteur et Ve . Migneret 1814 - 11 volumes in8,reliure demi-basane,dos lisse orné,menus frottements sur quelques plats,cachet :S. GAS docteur en médecine ,sur la page de faux-titre.7 planches dépliantes hors texte.Edition des volumes entre 1814 et 1826 (tome 11) . Tome1:XVI,463p.T2:449p.T3:638p.T4:6298p.T5:622p.T6:480p.T7:588p.T8:559p.T9:512p.T10:606p.T11:384p . Quelques feuillets un peu froissés au tome 4. Bon état dans l'ensemble [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        an historical topographical and descriptive account of the weald of kent. With Eight Engravings and a Map.

      Printed by Samuel Waters, Cranbrook for S. Reader, Cranbrook. 1814. FIRST EDITION 8vo three quarter green leather with five raised bands and gilt to spine and marbled boards. teg. Marbled endpapers. pp. 4, vii (Subscribers), 1 (Errata), 277, plus 5 (index) and 1 (publisher's ads). With eight engravings and an engraved map. Small bookplate to inside front cover. Light foxing to prelims and some offsetting from frontis. on title page. Light wear to edges and spine of binding. Overall a VERY GOOD COPY. (Shelf 9)

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        Recherches géographiques et critiques sur le livre De Mensura orbis terrae, composé en Irlande, au commencement du neuvième siècle, par Dicuil ; suivies du texte restitué.

      Paris, Germain Mathiot 1814 - in-8, [4]-249-94 pp., demi-veau gris, dos à nerfs orné de filets et lions dorés, pièce de titre fuave, tranches mouchetées (J. Weber). Rousseurs, mais bon exemplaire. Tirage limité à 500 exemplaires. L'ouvrage est un des plus rare de Jean-Antoine Letronne (1787-1848), qui, avant de se spécialiser dans l'épigraphie, commença par la publication des géographes anciens, et des études sur leur vision du monde connu. Sur le traité De Mensura orbis terrarum, terminé en 825, et attribué au moine Dicuil (vers 755 - après 825), d'origine irlandaise, mais vivant en France. En dépit de son caractère de compilation de sources anciennes, l'exploitation de quelques récits de voyageurs irlandais contemporains de l'auteur apporte des éléments intéressants, sans compter qu'il s'agit de la seule source sur l'enquête géographique commanditée par l'Empereur Théodose.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Hans Kongelige Majestaets naadige Kundgjörelse angaaende den af Norges Riges overordentlige Storthing i Christiania, den 4de November 1814, bestemte, og af Hans Majestaet antagne, Kongeriget Norges Grundlov.

      Given i Christiania den 10de November 1814. Kongeriget Norges Grundlov, given i Rigsforsamlingen paa Eidsvold den 17de Mai 1814 og nu, i Anledning af Norges og Sveriges Rigers Forening, naermere bestemt i Norges overordentlige Storthing i Christiania den 4de November 1814. Christiania 1820. Trykt og forlagt af Jacob Lehmann. (7),8-52 s. Bunden med: Lov, hvorved Kongens Myndigheds Alder bestemmes. Stockholm Slot, den 18de Juli 1815. Christiania. Tryckt hos Chr. Gröndahl. (4) s. Bunden med: Rigs=Act, oprettet imellem Norges Riges Stotthing og Sveriges Riges Staender, indeholdende Bestemmelse af de imellem begge Riger opkomne constitutionelle Forhold. Sanctionerat af Hs. Majestaet Kongen den 26de August 1815. Christiania. Trykt hos Chr. Gröndahl. 26 s. Bunden med: Reglement for Rigsretten. Stockholms Slot, den 18de September 1815. Christiania. Trykt hos Christopher Gröndahl. 11,(blank) s. Bunden med: Lov, som naermere bestemmer Forholdet imellem Kjöbstaedernes og Landets Valg=Districters Repraesentanters Antal, i Overeensstemmelse med Grundlovens 59§. Stockholms Slot den 8de Februar 1816. Christiania. Trykt hos Chr. Gröndahl. (4) s. Bunden med: Lov, angaande et Tillaeg til Grundlovens § 50 Litr. b. Stockholms Slot den 2den Juni 1821. Christiania. Trykt hos Chr. Gröndahl. (4) s. Samtida grönt pappersband, pärmarna ojämnt blekta och fläckade. 21,5 x 17 cm

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        AN HISTORICAL, TOPOGRAPHICAL, AND DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF THE WEALD OF KENT.

      Cranbrook, S. Reader. 1814 - First Edition, 8vo., lvi + 277 + [5] index and [1] pp. advert. Illustrated with map and eight sepia aquatint plates after drawings by the author. Bound in recent half-calf over marbled boards. Apart from some offsetting from plates and a little light browning, a very good copy. Rare history of the Weald with fine engraved illustrations including the well-known view of the High Street at Cranbrook. KENT WEALD KENT WEALD HISTORY TOPOGRAPHY 19TH CENTURY KENT

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, together with the Apocrypha translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, with marginal notes and references and the Explanatory (NY 1814)

      NY: Collins, 1814. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, together with the Apocrypha translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, with marginal notes and references and the Explanatory Notes of Ostervald, to which are added, an index, an alphabetical table of all the names in the Old and New Testaments, with their significations, tables of Scripture weights, measures, and coins, John Brown's Concordance, &c. Full leather with gilt embossed design and marbled endpapers. Published NY: Collins and Co., 1814. Thick 4to., 8 3/4" x 11", unpaginated, illustrated with plates. Covers detached, chipping at the spine, light foxing. Internally very good, bright. crisp. . Hard. Good. 4to.

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        L'Egypte et la Syrie, ou Moeurs, Usages, Costumes et Monumens des Egyptiens, des Arabes et des Syriens. Précédé d'un Précis historique. Accompagné de Notes et Eclaircissemens fournis par M. Marcel?

      Paris: A. Nepveu, 1814 - Edition originale, 6 volumes in-18; T.I: 202p., [1p.Table], 11 planches en couleurs dont 2 doubles et 1 dépliante. T.II: 226p., [1p. Table], 16 planches en couleurs dont 12 doubles et 1 dépliante. T.III: 254p., [1p. Table], 19 planches en noir dont 9 doubles. T.IV: 206p., [1p. Table], 14 planches en couleurs dont 1 double et 1 dépliante. T.V: 249p., [1p. Table], 14 planches en couleurs dont 1 dépliante. T.VI: 10 planches en couleurs. Soit au total 84 planches dont 65 finement coloriées (celles du tome 3 en noir). Charmante reliure d'époque en veau vert pour 5 volumes, le tome 3 en reliure pastiche dans un style voisin mais non identique (et avec les gravures en noir). Dos à quatre nerfs finement ornés, plats encadrés d'un filet doré, gardes marbrées, tranches dorées. Ensemble en bel état. Bien complet de toutes les jolies gravures, parmi lesquelles de nombreux costumes, l'ascension d'un aérostat au Caire et le bazar d'Antioche. Ouvrage charmant et fort intéressant. On y trouve un texte sur la pierre de Rosette, découverte par les Français et actuellement au British Museum: "Les circonstances ne permettaient pas de transporter en France le monument tout entier, quoiqu'il ne fût pas d'un volume fort considérable? Les Anglais, en prenant une possession momentanée de l'Egypte, ne manquèrent pas de s'emparer de la fameuse pierre". Brunet I, 1226. Colas 438. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero to Several of His Friends. With Remarks by William Melmoth, Esq. 3 Volumes

      Printed for Lackington, Allen, and Co et al, London 1814 - 3 Volumes. Frontispiece. Very nice half morocco binding with neat gilt library crest to front boards and lower spines. No other library markings. Some age darkening to pages, otherwise very good. A handsome set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath Rare Books ABA ANZAAB]
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        Neuestes ausfuhrliches und vollstandiges deutsch-bohmisches synonymisch-phraseologisches Nationallexikon oder Worterbuch ... Mit einer Vorrede begleitet von J. Ch. Adelung

      Prag: Auf Kosten der Neureutterischen Buchhandlung. 1814. "2 volumes, 8vo, pp. [26], 616; [2], 674; lithograph frontis portrait of Tham; very good copy in contemporary [?] Czech half black calf over marbled boards, gilt lettering and decorations on smooth spines. Tham first published this German-Czech dictionary in 1805-07, which was based on his earlier Chech dictionary of 1788. Another edition was also published in 1814. He also compiled a grammar and a chrestomathy of the Czech language. No edition in Vancil; this edition not in Zaunmuller; NUC locates the LC copy only."

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        The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland;

      - London - Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1814 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The first edition of this study of the border between England and Scotland by Sir Walter Scott. Illustrated with ninety-two engraved platesWith armorial bookplate of W. A. Locan to the front pastedowns. The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland illuminates Border history as revealed through architecture and artefacts. Scott was not the sole author, but his substantial introduction sets the historical scene for the entries on various castles, churches and other historic structures on both sides of the border. Illustrative extracts of his poetry are also included, along with many detailed engravings of the evocative scenes and buildings described. (C)Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebacked in calf with original boards preserved. Externally, sound, though with some loss to the original boards. Hinges are tender. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though spotted throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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

      Several diagrams in the text. 1 p.l., 33 (i.e. 29) pp. Large 4to, orig. blue wrappers, uncut. London: W. Bulmer, 1814. First separate edition, with new pagination. This offprint belonged to Carl Friedrich Gauss, with the "Gauss-Bibliothek" stamp on the title. This copy was no doubt sent by Herschel to Europe's leading mathematician. The present work is an important contribution to mathematical notation by Herschel, who was, with Charles Babbage and George Peacock, a founder of the famous Analytical Society, a group of Cambridge mathematical reformers. They wanted to leave behind the fluxional, Newtonian notation so prevalent in 18th-century Britain and embrace the algebraically based conception of the calculus developed by Lagrange. In this work, Herschel professes "his belief in the fruitfulness of the method of separating the symbols of operation from those of quantity."-S.E. Despeaux, "Very Full of Symbols" in Episodes in the History of Modern Algebra (1800-1950), (2007), ed. by J.J. Gray & K.H. Parshall, p. 54. Fine copy and rare. With the stamp of the Royal Observatory at Göttingen on upper wrapper (with release stamp on front paste-down endpaper) and title. .

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        Directions for Using the Patent Saccharometer, for brewing ale and beer, at all times to the same strength, also shewing the comparative value of malt, &c. Invented by the late John Dicas, and for upwards of sixteen years, made only by his daughter and successor, Mary Arstall, late Mary Dicas, mathematical instrument maker, Liverpool: the only proprietor of the patent, who, for some time previous to the decease of her father, assisted in making the above instruments. The manufactory of the patent saccharometers, hydrometers, and lacto-meters, was for some time carried on by M. Arstall, under the firm of Dicas & Co

      Liverpool: Printed by M. Galway & Co. 1814. First (only?) edition, 12, [1, list of instruments with prices], [1, blank]pp., recent paper wrappers. John Dicas was a scientific instrument maker, active in Liverpool, between 1774 and 1797. He was succeeded by his daughters Mary and Ann, who continued to operate the business until some time after 1837 when it was then taken over by Joseph Long. In 1780 John Dicas was awarded UK patent 1,259 for "constructing hydrometers with sliding-rules to ascertain spirit strength". (Hopp, 'Slide Rules. Their History, Models, and Makers'. 1999). A printed thirteen-line "Caution" on verso of the title-page warns against instruments on sale in London and Dublin stamped "Dicas" which are not of of her [Mary Arstall] manufacture. Not traced in Copac or OCLC.

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        Charlemagne ou l'Église délivrée. Poème épique en vingt quatre chants.

      1814 - Deux volumes in-4, XXVIII-374 + 415 pages, un plan de Rome rapporté en frontispice du premier volume. Cartonnage muet, étiquettes de titre au dos. (Papier jauni au tome II, quelques rousseurs.) Édition originale, publiée simultanément à Rome et à Londres. Elle paraîtra en France l'année suivante chez Firmin-Didot : l'accueil y est froid. "Le bruit de ce nouveau poème s'était répandu en France, et y avait causé une assez grande surprise, écrit Charles-Marie de Féletz dans ses Mélanges de philosophie, d'histoire et de littérature. Cruellement opprimés par un membre de cette famille [Napoléon], nous n'espérâmes guère qu'un chef-d'œuvre de son frère vint apporter quelques distractions à nos malheurs : nous ne nous flattions point que l'humiliation du joug honteux dont nous étions flétris par l'un fut en quelque sorte effacée (.) par l'honneur que l'autre ferait rejaillir sur les muses françaises." Second frère de Napoléon, Lucien Bonaparte fut fait prince de Canino par le pape Pie VII, auquel il dédie ce poème composé à Tusculum en Italie. L'ouvrage est à la gloire de l'empereur carolingien qui servit de modèle à Napoléon Bonaparte pour son propre règne. L'auteur y a glissé de nombreuses allusions contre les concurrents et les mauvais frères, qui semblent s'adresser à son frère. Les bibliographes ne connaissent que l'édition à l'adresse de Londres. Quérard I, 396. Bourquelot II, 322. Davois, Les Bonaparte littérateurs, p. 23. 2962 g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MEMORIAS para la vida del Excmo. Señor D. GASPAR MELCHOR DE JOVELLANOS, y noticias analiticas de sus obras, por. Con licencia del Gobierno

      1814 - Madrid: En la imprenta que fue de Fuentenebro. 1814. 8º, 168 x 110 mm, pasta esp. lomo liso, tejuelo, ruedas doradas. 4 hs. + 395 p. Leves puntos de polilla marginales al comienzo de la obra. El papel de las hojas de guardas lleva un sello en tinta azul con R, coronada y motivos marineros y comerciales con el siguiente pie: PAPEL DE LA RL FABRICA DEL FARANELLO, PROPIEDAD DE DNANTONIO RIVERO AGUILAR. Rarísimo sello de la primera fábrica de papel de Galicia, no hemos encontrado referencias de esta estampa. Ref: Palau 50762.  Jovellanos, Cean Bermudez, memorias, papel, Faranello, Rivero Aguilar, fabrica papelera, Galicia

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        PICTURESQUE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DRESS AND MANNERS OF THE TURKS. ILLUSTRATED IN SIXTY COLOURED ENGRAVING, WITH DESCRIPTIONS

      London: Printed for James Goodwin..., [nd, but ca. 1814].. vi,[2]pp. plus sixty colored plates and leaf of letterpress description for each. Quarto. Contemporary three quarter red morocco and marbled boards, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid down, printed label on front cover. Internally very clean. Overall very good. A small-scale version of Alexander's COSTUME OF TURKEY (1802), comprised of sixty beautiful color plates of Turkish men and women in brightly colored costumes, including chiefs, sultans, slave women, domestics, female costumes from various regions, officers of the Janissaries, female dancers, Armenians, a Jewish man, a Bosniac, and all manner of Turkish tradesmen and characters. Listed under "Octavien Dalvimart" in Colas. COLAS 783. LIPPERHEIDE 1423. HILER, p.16.

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        Napoleonic War Medallion. Feldmarschall Karl Furst von Wrede

      (Germany, c. 1814). (18)pp. A circular folding panorama with eight hand-colored copper engravings, less than an inch in diameter, depicting events during the Napoleonic Wars: the siege of Wurzburg, battles of Hanau, Brienne, Nogent, Bar sur Aube, and Troyes, the troops crossing the Rhine. Four of the engravings are on the front of the pages, and four are on the reverse. This panorama was created to commemorate Karl Philipp von Wrede's creation as a prince and promotion to field marshal in 1814. Wrede and the Bavarians had initially been allied with Napoleon during the Napoleonic Wars; however, in 1813, Wrede negotiated the Treaty of Ried between Austria and Bavaria, which united the Bavarians with the allies against Napoleon. In 1814, he represented the Bavarians at the Congress of Vienna. The first page, with a short biography of von Wrede, is pasted into the obverse of the medallion, and the last page, with a tribute to the hero, is pasted inside the reverse, so that the book opens out when the lid is removed. The panels are connected by ribbons and fold back into a disc-shaped box resembling a silver medallion, covered in decoratively stamped pewter and signed by the medalist and die-cutter, Johann Thomas Stettner (1785-1872) of Nuremburg. The box shows an image of Wrede's profile on the front and a picture of Victory crowning a Roman legionary with a circle of laurel leaves on the back. The pages of the panorama have been skillfully reattached, else very fine. Although mementos in the form of miniature books in "schraub-medaillen" were produced in Germany from the seventeenth century onward, they are extremely rare in this small size. (G. Förschner, Kleinkunst in Silber, Historisches Museum Frankfurt am Main, 1978). (Diameter: 1 3/16; 29mm).

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        Autographed Letter Signed

      Washington, 1814. unbound. Outstanding and historically important autographed letter signed -- an immediate and first-hand account of the death of Vice President Elbridge Gerry on the morning of Nov. 23, 1814 while serving in office, 4to, 3 pages, Washington D.C. Written to Col. James T. Austin, Gerry's favorite son in law, in part: "...It becomes my painful duty to inform you of the death of your late most excellent father in law, my much esteemed friend, the late Honorable Vice President of the United States. He departed this life at 11 o'clock this morning, of a sudden infusion of the lungs [pneumonia]. He presided in usual health in the Senate yesterday, in the evening he complained a little and ordered some chocolate. After taking it he looked over his letters and papers and was cheerful through the evening. The next morning he sent for the landlady and desired her to have chocolate made thin - observing that he had a very strange feeling in his breasts but that he rested last night totally well...The chocolate was prepared and he breakfasted on it at the table with family...appearing totally well. At 10:00 the carriage came to take him to the Senate...it being rather early...but he rode to his office and went in. He then complained of feeling very sick - went back and sent for his carriage, which came immediately and went home. On stopping at our door Capt. Read, one of our porters...perceiving that he was very ill...stepped to the carriage and asked him if he was sick. He faintly replied 'yes'. He immediately took him in his arms and placed him on the bed in his room, where he expired in about 15 or 20 minutes without appearing to take any notice and without uttering another word. Dr. was immediately called and came about 5 minutes before he breathed his last - but nothing could be done for him. The melancholy tiding was immediately communicated to the President...and Congress. The Senate appointed a Committee to make arrangements for his funeral....to take place tomorrow at 1 o'clock. The keys of his closet and his books and papers will be sealed up - and the whole preserved without the least inspection until directed and received by his family..." Ironically, the morning Gerry died, he had attempted to participate in the Senate hearings at which the pros and cons of a Peace Treaty with Great Britain were debated. One month latter, on Dec. 24, 1814, the war officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent. Small tear-hole at left hand margin incurred by the removal of the wax seal; otherwise very good condition with rare postal markings. American financier and lawyer who was a close friend of Signer of the Declaration of Independence Elbridge Gerry. During the War of 1812, he was instrumental in securing a loan of $5,000,000 for the national government, which enabled the United States to pursue war with Great Britain. Despite founding the Exchange Bank of New York as well as other prestigious financial institutions, he spent the last years of his life in bankruptcy.

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        RESEARCHES IN GREECE

      John Booth ... 1814. . 1st Ed. 4to. xix + 472pp. + [iv] publishers adverts. 1 engraved plate (autograph facsimile of Suliote song, lightly offset). Some light sporadic foxing, ex.-Worcester lib. with a bookplate, contemporary boards, minor wear and marking with sl. loss to corners, rebacked in modern calf with gilt lettering to spine. Blackmer 970. ‘Leake’s first published work, part I only, all published, of his Researches, deals with the development of the Modern Greek language, grammar, syntax and pronunciation. It includes a catalogue of Modern Greek authors and texts, with places of publication. There are also passages on Wallachian, Bulgarian and Albanian.’& William Martin Leake (1777–1860), topographer and numismatist. ODNB ‘... Leake wrote thirty-three articles for learned journals: eight appeared in the Classical Journal between 1814 and 1822, and twenty in the Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature between 1829 and 1851). He also published nine books, excluding second editions. Most of his publications were concerned with the topography of ancient Greece and they are still of considerable importance in that field ... His published inscriptions in ancient Greek soon entered the standard corpora ... he showed himself a steady supporter of Greek independence and a severe critic of British policy towards Greece and Russia, especially during the Crimean War ...’ Additional postage may be necessary. US$1744

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        A Feast of the Poets with Notes, and Other Pieces in Verse, by the Editor of the Examiner

      Printed for James Cawthorn, London 1814 - xiv, 157 p. 17 cm. Riviere signed binding. Bookseller's sticker of James Miles Antiquarian Leeds on front paste-down endpaper. A few ink notes and small spots. Corrected text by Hunt on last page - ''whispering' to 'working'. Translations from Catullus, Horace, and Seneca, accompanied by Latin originals: p. [137]-152. Title poem is a satire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        El Supremo Director de las Provincias Unides del Rio de la Plata. El rigor de la justicia que es el ultimo de los recursos de un gobierno bien constituido, viene hacerse necesario quando apuradas ya las consideraciones

      [Buenos Aires], La Real Imprenta de Nios Expsitos, 1814.. 2 pp. on one sheet. 12 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches; 19.5 x 31.5 cm. Modern quarter morocco portfolio over marbled boards, gilt title and decoration. First edition. Furlong IV: 3039. Zinny: Bibliografa histrica, No. 3, p.110-12. Fors: Imprenta de los Nios p.51. Registro Argentina, Vol. 1: 642. Not in Palau. Posadas, who was the first Supreme Director of the United Provinces of Rio de la Plata, accused Colonel Jose Artigas (1764-1850) of treason for which he was sentenced to death. A reward of 6000 pesos is offered for his capture, dead or alive. Those of his troops and officers who did not surrender were to be declared traitors, judged by a military commission, and shot within 24 hours if found carrying weapons. Artigas was the leader of an independent band of rebels during the conflict with Spain, but his independence caused problems for the United Provinces leading to this call for his capture and execution, neither of which occurred due to his widespread popularity. Later Artigas would lead the war for Uruguayan independence against Argentina and became its first president. Scarce. OCLC locates only one copy at UC Berkeley. A very good copy, minor foxing and soiling, 2 marginal tape repairs not affecting text, in a near fine portfolio.

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        Kiel, Peter Sohm, 1814.

      4:o. (18) s. Något lagerfläckig på de sista bladen. Huvudsakligen tryckt på tonat papper. Har varit vikt. Häftad. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Denna variant ej i Bibl. danica. Freden i Kiel avslutar Napoleonkrigen för dansk del och Norge avträdes till Sverige som i gengäld avsäger sig Pommern och Rügen till Danmark. Även Sveriges krigsinsatser - landets sista - avslutas i praktiken med denna fred, även om den slutliga freden, den med Frankrike, inte tecknas förrän senare samma år

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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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        A Voyage to Terra Australis; Undertaken for the Purpose of Completing the Discovery of That Vast Country, and Prosecuted in the Years 1801, 1802, and 1803, in His Majesty's Ship the Investigator.(2 volumes)

      G. And W. Nicol., London. 1814 - volumes 1 and 2 text only. Complete with 9 plates. Fine uncut copy in early boards, and buckram spines circa 1930s. Page size 12 1/2" x 9 3/4". Handsome leather spine label. Rare original first edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations, Chiefly Practical, on some of the more Common Diseases of the Horse, Together with remarks upon the General Articles of Diet, and the Ordinary Stable Management of that Animal

      Cork: Printed by John Bolster, Bookseller and Stationer, 1814. First and only edition, 4to, [iv],iv,[ii],352,[iv]pp., with errata and printers advert leaf, neat cont. ownership inscription at head of title, orig. boards, rebacked, printed title label intact, boards with a circular cont. engraved Dublin bookseller's label of upper cover, a very nice unsophisticated uncut copy with wide margins. Thomas Peall joined the Veterinary College in 1795, appointed Veterinary Professor and Lecturer to the Right Hon. The Dublin Society in 1800, Honorary Member of the Cork Institution, and Veterinary Surgeon, in the Royal Artillery. "Peall was a highly educated man, a closely observant student of clinical medicine, a hygienist of great ability, and a believer in the experimental method of enquiry. He wrote in a most attractive style, and his knowledge was years ahead of the general information of the day. After studying Peall's views it is impossible to understand why we have not heard more of him. His work never seems to have been properly appreciated excepting by Percivall and Blaine, probably because it was published in Ireland and little known in this country."—Smith. A rare copy of Thomas Peall's chief work. Smith, Veterinary Literature, Vol. 3, pp. 111-115; Not in Dingley.

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        The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland; Comprising Specimens of Architecture and Sculpture

      London: Longman, Hurst, 1814. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 2 volumes. Extraordinarily large paper copy, uncut in original merbelled paper boards, leather spine and corners. 94 engravings on India paper, plus engraved title pages. Leather spines restored with original backstrips laid-on. Paper labels slightly rubbed. Plates offset to facing text pages, but plates are fine and fresh. A beautiful set and scarce in this fine condition. Illustrations of remarkable incidents in border history and tradition, and original poetry by Scott.

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        Die biblischen Frauen.

      Gerhard Fleischer der Jüngere,, Leipzig, 1814 - 2 Bde. Leipzig, Gerhard Fleischer der Jüngere, 1814 - 1815. 8°. VIII, 275, VII, 312 S. mit 1 Kupfer. Marmorierte Pappbändchen der Zeit mit RSchild. Farbschnitt. (s. Foto). Sprache: ger/deu Marmorierte Pappbändchen der Zeit mit RSchild. Farbschnitt. (s. Foto). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        System der Gerichtlichen Physik

      Breslau, Korn 1814. 22 cm. (6), 38, 522 Seiten Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild - Hirsch / Hübotter III, 548 - Systematische Bearbeitung der gerichtlichen Physik unter Berücksichtigung der Fortschritte in der Naturkunde und deren Anwendung in der Rechtspflege (Vorwort). Behandelt die juristischen Voraussetzungen von Untersuchungen Untersuchungen an Lebenden und Toten, technische Anweisungen für Gerichtsmediziner. Blattränder stellenweise leicht gebräunt -

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        "History of the expedition under the command of Captains Lewis and Clark, to the sources of the Missouri, thence across the Rocky Mountains and down the river Columbia to the Pacific Ocean, performed during the years 1804-5-6 … Prepared for the Press by Paul Allen, Esquire."

      "Bradford and Inskeep; Abm. H. Inskeep, New York, J. Maxwell, Printer" Philadelphia: "Bradford and Inskeep; Abm. H. Inskeep, New York, J. Maxwell, Printer". 1814. "First edition of the first authorized and complete account of the most important western expedition, and arguably the most important book in the field of Western Americana.& & 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. xxviii, 470; ix, [1], 522; large engraved folding map, plus 5 engraved plans and charts; 20th century half blue morocco, gilt-lettered direct on spine, t.e.g.; the folding map with a number of small tears, and the whole map is neatly backed with Japanese tissue; light foxing and toning, but in all a very good copy. & & ""Subsequent to the discovery of American itself, the Lewis and Clark Expedition is the most important event in American history"" (Alfred C. Berol).& & Church 1309; Field 928; Graff 2477; Howes L-317; Printing and the Mind of Man, 272; Sabin 825; Streeter III, 177; Wagner- Camp 13.& "

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        State of Rhode-Island; compiled from the Surveys and Observations of of Caleb Harris

      Philadelphia:: M. Carey,. 1814.. Steel engraving with period hand color, 9 1/2 x 13 1/2". This early map of Rhode Island shows rivers, lakes, early roads, and settlements with surprising accuracy and detail. The tip of Block Island is marked with the note "Part of Block Island upon which is the Town of New Shoreham." This map was issued in an atlas by Mathew Carey, one of the seminal figures in early American cartography, establishing the 1st American specialized publishing firm. This atlas was the best cartographic work of the period. Very slightly foxed with a faint line in the Atlantic Ocean, but very pleasing overall. Attractive period color in yellow, green pink, blue & orange.

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        THE EVANGELICAL FAMILY BIBLE Containing the Sacred Texts of the Old and New Testaments With the Apocrypha at Large

      London: Printed for Thomas Kelly, 1814. A substantial and highly attractive Bible, in a comtemporary binding of polished calf with gilt decorated spine. Engraved title page (dated 1812), engraved Apocrypha title page (dated 1813) letterpress old testament title page dated (1814), letterpress new testament title page (dated 1813); frontispiece plates to the old and new testaments plus 46 full page engraved plates; text in two columnns with notes and references below. Binding very good and strong with a little general wear, a couple of professional and inconspicuous repairs to joints. Contents good and clean and tight. An attractive copy. (This bible is referenced by Herbert 1594; the copy held by Manchester has 48 plates but this includes the frontispiece plates) . Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Large Folio (28 x 45 cm).

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        Directions for Using the Patent Saccharometer, for brewing ale and beer, at all times to the same strength, also shewing the comparative value of malt, &c. Invented by the late John Dicas, and for upwards of sixteen years, made only by his daughter and successor, Mary Arstall, late Mary Dicas, mathematical instrument maker, Liverpool: the only proprietor of the patent, who, for some time previous to the decease of her father, assisted in making the above instruments. The manufactory of the patent saccharometers, hydrometers, and lacto-meters, was for some time carried on by M. Arstall, under the firm of Dicas & Co.

      Liverpool: Printed by M. Galway & Co 1814 - First (only?) edition, 12, [1, list of instruments with prices], [1, blank]pp., recent paper wrappers. John Dicas was a scientific instrument maker, active in Liverpool, between 1774 and 1797. He was succeeded by his daughters Mary and Ann, who continued to operate the business until some time after 1837 when it was then taken over by Joseph Long. In 1780 John Dicas was awarded UK patent 1,259 for "constructing hydrometers with sliding-rules to ascertain spirit strength". (Hopp, 'Slide Rules. Their History, Models, and Makers'. 1999). A printed thirteen-line "Caution" on verso of the title-page warns against instruments on sale in London and Dublin stamped "Dicas" which are not of of her [Mary Arstall] manufacture. Not traced in Copac or OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, together with the Apocrypha translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, with marginal notes and references and the Explanatory (NY 1814)

      Collins, NY 1814 - The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, together with the Apocrypha translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, with marginal notes and references and the Explanatory Notes of Ostervald, to which are added, an index, an alphabetical table of all the names in the Old and New Testaments, with their significations, tables of Scripture weights, measures, and coins, John Brown's Concordance, &c. Full leather with gilt embossed design and marbled endpapers. Published NY: Collins and Co., 1814. Thick 4to., 8 3/4" x 11", unpaginated, illustrated with plates. Covers detached, chipping at the spine, light foxing. Internally very good, bright. crisp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Valiant Knight Arthur of Little Britain

      London: Printed for White, Cochrane, and Co, 1814. (ARTHURIAN LEGENDS) Large paper edition, one of 25 copies (of a total edition of 200). Thick 4to. 25 engraved plates in two states, hand-colored and signed by the colorist ("T Harris") on verso of frontispiece. Contemporary tan calf, bevelled edges, corners and center tooled in gilt with medallion device made up from smaller tools, spine with five false bands tooled and titled in gilt, a.e.g., rebacked, preserving original spine, some edgewear, sporadic foxing to uncolored plates . Large paper copy, with plates in two states, of this Arthurian romance translated from the French. The hand-colored plates are so richly and precisely colored that they give the appearance of illuminated miniatures

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        In morte del cavaliere Giambattista Bodoni sommo tipografo avvenuta il 30 novembre 1813.

      presso la vedova Bodoni MDCCCXIV (1814). cm. 23 x 15; 2 cc. nn. + pp. XLIII; cartonato moderno similbodoniano con tassello di carta al dorso; medaglione di cm. 5,5 con ritratto di Bodoni eseguito da L. Manfredini . Esemplare piuttosto fresco in barbe; 3 macchie di umido (che peraltro non disturbano troppo) sui margini delle ultime 12 pagine; segni di sporco all'angolo inferiore destro di alcune pagine dovuto allo sfogliamento.Il volume contiene: orazione funebre composta dall'avvocato Vincenzo Jacobacci Parmigiano, Consigliere di Prefettura, e recitata nella cattedrale di Parma il 2 decembre 1813; descrizione delle esequie; inscrizioni poste alla porta maggiore della Cattedrale, attorno al feretro e sull'urna.Jacobacci, insieme a Ziliani e De Lama fu uno dei tre esecutori testamentari di Bodoni.

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        [Waverley novels,]

      Edinburgh & London: Archibal Constable [et al.]. 1814-1832. First editions, first issues of each novel, but one, as below; 78 volumes in all, 12mo and small 8vo, complete with all half-titles, and bound, without ads, in early 20th century full red crushed levant, double gilt borders on covers, floral sprays in the corners, gilt-lettered direct on gilt-decorated spines, full doublures of maroon levant with gilt crest, maroon silk moire endpapers, a.e.g., bookplates of the N.Y. investment banker, Thomas Cochran; vols. 1-22 with spines and an occasional cover darken due to smoke, 2 or 3 of theses early volumes heat-stressed, 2 joints cracked, smoked volumes with stiff joints; the balance of the set generally quite nice. Includes Queenhoo-Hall, by the late Joseph Strutt [continued and completed by Scott], 1808 (Todd & Bowden, Sir Walter Scott: A Bibliographical History, 1998, 32Aa, and hereafter T&B); Waverley, 1814, T&B 77Aa; Guy Mannerling, 1815, T&B 82Aa; The Antiquary, 1816, T&B 94Aa; Tales of My Landlord, 1816, T&B 98Aa; Tales of My Landlord, Second Series, 1818, T&B 122Aa; Rob Roy, 1818, T&B 112Aa; Tales of My Landlord, Third Series, 1819, T&B 135Aa; The Monastery, 1820, T&B 144Aa; Ivanhoe, 1820, T&B 140Aa; The Abbot, 1820, T&B 146Aa; Kenilworth, 1821, T&B 149Aa; Peveril of the Peak, 1822, T&B 165Aa; The Fortunes of Nigel, 1822, T&B 157Aa; The Pirate, 1822, T&B 156Aa; Quentin Durward, 1823, T&B 167Aa; Redgauntlet, 1824, T&B 178Aa; St. Ronan's Well, 1824, T&B 171Aa; Tales of the Crusaders, 1825, T&B 181A; Woodstock, 1826, T&B 190A; Chronicles of the Canongate, First Series, 1827, T&B 206Ab (second edition, first issue); Chronicles of the Canongate, Second Series, 1828, T&B 216Aa; Anne of Geierstein, 1829, T&B 227A; and, Tales of My Landlord, Fourth Series, 1832, T&B 253A.

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        "The Calumnious Aspersions Contained in the Report of the Sub-Committee of the Stock-Exchange, Exposed and Refuted, in so Far As Regards Lord Cochrane, ... the Hon. Cochrane Johnstone ... and R. G. Butt"

      "London : W. Lewis, [1814]" "London : W. Lewis, [1814]", 1814. 1st Edition. "Physical desc. : pp. 62. 8º. Subject: Cochrane, Thomas 10th earl of Dundonald. Stock exchange - sub-comm. Relative to the late fraud. Securities fraud - England - London." Date on t. P erased. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        PrEcis des dEcouvertes et travaux somiologiques de Mr. C. S. Rafinesque-Schmaltz, entre 1800 et 1814 - en Zoologie et en Botanique, pour servir d'introduction à ses ouvrages futurs. [With:] Circular Address on Botany and Zoology; followed by the prospectus of two periodical works, Annals of Nature and Somiology of North America

      Palermo; Philadelphia: printed for the author, 1814; 1816. First editions of both works. 2 works in one volume vols., 12mo (136 x 92mm). 55, [1]; 36 pp. Near-contemporary blue leather-backed marbled paper- covered boards, spine gilt. Upper joint split but holding, infrequent light foxing. BM Nat. Hist. p. 1638; Circular Address: Sabin 67448; Eberstadt 138-604; Meisel III, p. 377 . Two rare and early works by the polymath naturalist Constantine Rafinesque (1783-1840), born in Constantinople and raised in Marseilles, though his name is forever associated with American botany, zoology, and linguistics. After an American apprenticeship, Rafinesque lived in Palermo from 1805 to 1815 and published classifications of new plants and animals in Sicily. The first title, printed in Palermo, reviews his work during the preceding decade and "serves as an introduction to his future works." The second title, his first publication in America, announces an amibitious serial publication to record the natural history of North America. Rafinesque's Florula Ludoviciana (1817) provoked controversy and a hostile reception. "Rafinesque's 'natural' system, adapted from French prototypes developed by Michel Adanson and Antoine de Jussieu, grouped plants according to their perceived morphological relationships, a system that prevailed by the middle of the century - But his life's work was totally ignored by his contemporaries, most of whom agreed with fellow botanist L.D. von Schweinitz, who wrote in 1832 that 'he is doubtless a man of immense knowledge - as badly digested as may be & crack-brained I am sure' - His reputation was rehabilitated about the middle of the twentieth century when it was acknowledged by most botanists that most of Rafinesque's 6,700 Latin plant names had been validly published according to rules since adopted by the botanists themselves" (ANB). Rafinesque, who is also well known for his work on the fishes of the Ohio and his studies of the mound-builders of the Ohio valley, was an early observer of the impermanence of species. Darwin cited him in Origin of Species (6th ed.) as one of three American naturalists who recognized that "species undergo modification." RARE

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        Autographed Letter Signed

      Washington 1814 - American financier and lawyer who was a close friend of Signer of the Declaration of Independence Elbridge Gerry. During the War of 1812, he was instrumental in securing a loan of $5,000,000 for the national government, which enabled the United States to pursue war with Great Britain. Despite founding the Exchange Bank of New York as well as other prestigious financial institutions, he spent the last years of his life in bankruptcy. Outstanding and historically important autographed letter signed -- an immediate and first-hand account of the death of Vice President Elbridge Gerry on the morning of Nov. 23, 1814 while serving in office, 4to, 3 pages, Washington D.C. Written to Col. James T. Austin, Gerry's favorite son in law, in part: ".It becomes my painful duty to inform you of the death of your late most excellent father in law, my much esteemed friend, the late Honorable Vice President of the United States. He departed this life at 11 o'clock this morning, of a sudden infusion of the lungs [pneumonia]. He presided in usual health in the Senate yesterday, in the evening he complained a little and ordered some chocolate. After taking it he looked over his letters and papers and was cheerful through the evening. The next morning he sent for the landlady and desired her to have chocolate made thin - observing that he had a very strange feeling in his breasts but that he rested last night totally well.The chocolate was prepared and he breakfasted on it at the table with family.appearing totally well. At 10:00 the carriage came to take him to the Senate.it being rather early.but he rode to his office and went in. He then complained of feeling very sick - went back and sent for his carriage, which came immediately and went home. On stopping at our door Capt. Read, one of our porters.perceiving that he was very ill.stepped to the carriage and asked him if he was sick. He faintly replied 'yes'. He immediately took him in his arms and placed him on the bed in his room, where he expired in about 15 or 20 minutes without appearing to take any notice and without uttering another word. Dr. was immediately called and came about 5 minutes before he breathed his last - but nothing could be done for him. The melancholy tiding was immediately communicated to the President.and Congress. The Senate appointed a Committee to make arrangements for his funeral.to take place tomorrow at 1 o'clock. The keys of his closet and his books and papers will be sealed up - and the whole preserved without the least inspection until directed and received by his family." Ironically, the morning Gerry died, he had attempted to participate in the Senate hearings at which the pros and cons of a Peace Treaty with Great Britain were debated. One month latter, on Dec. 24, 1814, the war officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent. Small tear-hole at left hand margin incurred by the removal of the wax seal; otherwise very good condition with rare postal markings.

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        Waverley novels,]

      Archibal Constable [et al.] 1814-1832, Edinburgh & London - First editions, first issues of each novel, but one, as below; 78 volumes in all, 12mo and small 8vo, complete with all half-titles, and bound, without ads, in early 20th century full red crushed levant, double gilt borders on covers, floral sprays in the corners, gilt-lettered direct on gilt-decorated spines, full doublures of maroon levant with gilt crest, maroon silk moire endpapers, a.e.g., bookplates of the N.Y. investment banker, Thomas Cochran; vols. 1-22 with spines and an occasional cover darken due to smoke, 2 or 3 of theses early volumes heat-stressed, 2 joints cracked, smoked volumes with stiff joints; the balance of the set generally quite nice. Includes Queenhoo-Hall, by the late Joseph Strutt [continued and completed by Scott], 1808 (Todd & Bowden, Sir Walter Scott: A Bibliographical History, 1998, 32Aa, and hereafter T&B); Waverley, 1814, T&B 77Aa; Guy Mannerling, 1815, T&B 82Aa; The Antiquary, 1816, T&B 94Aa; Tales of My Landlord, 1816, T&B 98Aa; Tales of My Landlord, Second Series, 1818, T&B 122Aa; Rob Roy, 1818, T&B 112Aa; Tales of My Landlord, Third Series, 1819, T&B 135Aa; The Monastery, 1820, T&B 144Aa; Ivanhoe, 1820, T&B 140Aa; The Abbot, 1820, T&B 146Aa; Kenilworth, 1821, T&B 149Aa; Peveril of the Peak, 1822, T&B 165Aa; The Fortunes of Nigel, 1822, T&B 157Aa; The Pirate, 1822, T&B 156Aa; Quentin Durward, 1823, T&B 167Aa; Redgauntlet, 1824, T&B 178Aa; St. Ronan's Well, 1824, T&B 171Aa; Tales of the Crusaders, 1825, T&B 181A; Woodstock, 1826, T&B 190A; Chronicles of the Canongate, First Series, 1827, T&B 206Ab (second edition, first issue); Chronicles of the Canongate, Second Series, 1828, T&B 216Aa; Anne of Geierstein, 1829, T&B 227A; and, Tales of My Landlord, Fourth Series, 1832, T&B 253A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lucas Cranach`s Stammbuch enthaltend die von ihm selbst in Miniatur gemalte Abbildung des den Segen ertheilenden Heilandes und die Bildnisse der vorzüglichsten Fürsten und Gelehrten der Reformations-Geschichte

      Berlin, Decker, 1814.. Mit 1 farb. Holzschnittafel v. F. W. Gubitz, 9 Kupfertafeln v. D. Berger, F. W. Bollinger und F. Bolt und 3 lithograph. Faksimiletafeln. 2 Bll., 12 S. Späterer Hldr., Deckel berieben, Rücken u. Ecken erneuert. Gr.-Folio. 45 x 30 cm. Graesse II, 294. - Die Kupfer mit Porträts von Bugenhagen, Friedrich III. v. Sachsen, Johann Ernst, Luther, Melanchthon etc. - Etwas gebräunt u. stockfleckig.

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        Elements of Chinese Grammar with a Preliminary Dissertation on The Characters, and the Colloquial Medium of the Chinese, and an Appendix. Containing the Ta-Hyoh of Confucius with a Translation

      Serampore.: Printed at the Mission Press.. 1814.. Black and white illustration of an abacus in text, xvi + vii + [1] + Errata + [2] + 566 + 56pp. Clavis Sinica half title at half title and again as title page for second part. Professionally rebound marbled paper covered boards, leather spine with contrasting leather title label gilt. Modern endpapers, lacks one blank preliminary leaf. Occasional light browning, closed tear from the margin one leaf, some pencilling including some circling of words in red pencil. A little minor damage to some letters on a few leaves where the pencilling has been partially removed. Half title annotated. Largely the text is very clean. Large paper copy. Quarto. Lust 1020. Cordier 1661. Lowendahl 775. Diehl 85. The Serampore Mission Press was the first press to prepare movable metal types of Chinese Characters. The metal type printed Chinese characters with a clarity not found on the publications issued where woodblocks were used. Printing using movable metal types was found to be faster, and the cost, at one third the cost of printing in China, was much less (Diehl - Early Indian Imprints). Additionally the metal type characters had a longer life span. In 1814 two editions of 'Elements of Chinese Grammar...' were printed at the Mission Press at Serampore. This copy belongs to the edition, (presumably, though not stated, a revised edition), that has a total of 326 pages contrasting with the other edition of 317 pages. The two editions vary in a number of other ways which are detailed in Diehl. These, often very small differences, include the inclusion of Chinese characters on the title page of this edition whereas the other edition has none, the inclusion of a two page errata in this edition but not the other, etc. Joshua Marshman, the author of this scarce early Chinese grammar was a Baptist missionary scholar. Until 1799 Marshman was employed as a school master in England leaving that year with his family for India. Already a proven scholar of languages, Marshman, was conversant with Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Arabic, on arrival in Bengal he immediately began studying Bengali and Sanskrit. By 1806 he had translated the Bible into both of these languages and was ready to turn his mind to the Chinese language which he had long been interested in. His aim was to translate the Bible into Chinese. Johannes Lassar, an Armenian who it is believed was born in Macao, was his teacher. Alhough the two men had no common language within 8 years Marshman's Chinese language knowledge was such that he wrote this pioneering grammar. Unfortunately controversy surrounded its publication, as it coincided with Robert Morrison's 'Chinese Grammar' arriving in India for Marshman's editorial help and publication. Joshua Marshman always vehemently denied any plagarism, pointing out that he sighted only a few sheets before his own work was published, however there was much whispering in the Baptist community in England which caused Marshman a great deal of distress. Following the publication of 'Elements of Chinese Grammar' Marshman continued with his Chinese translation work and by 1818 he had completed the translation of the Bible in its entirety into Chinese. It was later published in 1823. (The Life and Times of Carey, Marshman, and Ward: Embracing the History of the Serampore Mission - John Clark Marshman. 1859). 'Elements of Chinese Grammar...' is often referred to by the title that appears on its half title page 'Clavis Sinica'. Tipped in onto the upper margin of one leaf of this copy of 'Elements of Chinese Grammar' is a manuscript Chinese bill for a lotion. The bill, which is written in Chinese characters, has been annotated in English "I send this as a curious specimen of the way the Chinese make out a bill and the number of words they use to export one thing. Yrs T. C?th" The characters giving the name of the item being sold are translated into English as "White/Body/Stink/Cow/Oil/Tub?One" this translation is accompanied by a note which remarks this is not a very desirable lotion! Another note makes comments on the price. A very good copy of an important Chinese language work. Scarce on the market. .

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        [Op. 72]. Fidelio Eine Grosse Oper [Subtitle]: In 2 Aufzugen im vollstandigen, einzig-rechtmassigen Clavierauszug Fur die jetzigen Auffuhrungen des kais. kon. Hoftheaters neu vermehrt und verandert... [Op. 72]. [Piano-vocal score]

      Wien: Artaria und Comp.ie [PNs 2327-23-43]. [1814]. 2 volumes. Oblong folio. Contemporary red paper boards with dark green oval leather labels with decorative floral ornaments and titling gilt to uppers, dark green leather title labels to spines. & & Volume I: 2ff. (title, dedication to Prince Rudolph of Austria), 8, 10, 5 + [i] (blank), 5 + [i] (blank), 5 + [i] (blank), 15 + [i] (blank), 1 + [i] (blank), 8, 8, 8, 1f. (blank), 35; Volume II: 1f. (title to second act), 8, 8, 9 + [i] (blank), 13 + [i] (blank), 7 + [i] (blank), 36 pp. Engraved throughout. Somewhat worn, rubbed and bumped; heads and tails of spines worn with some paper loss. Some minor foxing, staining and offsetting; minor worming to several leaves of Volume II; small stitching holes to inner blank margins. Without blank leaves; presentation inscription to front free endpaper dated Winter 1912/1913; some early annotations to endpapers. & & A good, wide-margined copy. . First Edition, first issue of the third and final version. Rare. Kinsky/Halm pp. 183-184. Dorfmüller p. 322. Hirsch IV, 318. Fuld p. 326. Hoboken 2, 319. Title without price, "Aufzugen" in second line without umlaut, "Comp.ie" in imprint, and the letter "E" to lower left corner of title. With additional title-page to second act. & & This version of the opera Fidelio/Leonore, with revised libretto by Treitschke, was first performed on May 23rd 1814 at the K.K. Theater in Vienna. & & "Fidelio slumbered till the beginning of 1814, when Beethoven, to his evident surprise, learned that three singers wished to revive it at the Kärntnertor for their benefit. He agreed on condition that he was permitted to make changes. This time the revision of the libretto was entrusted (with Sonnleithner's permission) to Treitschke, an experienced man of the theatre. Beethoven worked at the score from March until 15 May. He found it an arduous task: 'I could compose something new far more quickly than patch up the old... I have to think out the entire work again... this opera will win for me a martyr's crown' (to Treitschke, April). The new overture was not ready in time for the first performance (23 May) [at the Kärntnertor Theatre in Vienna], when that to The Ruins of Athens was substituted. It made its début on the second night (26 May)... The conductor was Ignaz Umlauf. The seventh performance on 18 July was for Beethoven's benefit; his advertisement stated that 'two new pieces have been added'. From this revival, followed on 21 November by Weber's production in Prague, the success of the opera was assured." Dean: Beethoven and Opera in The Beethoven Reader, p. 340.

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        HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAINS LEWIS AND CLARK, TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSOURI, THENCE ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND DOWN THE RIVER COLUMBIA TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN. PERFORMED DURING THE YEARS 1804-5-6

      Philadelphia: J. Maxwell for Bradford & Inskeep and Abm. H. Inskeep, 1814.. Two volumes. xxviii,470; ix,[1],522pp. plus five maps and charts. Large folding map present in excellent facsimile. Expertly bound to style in full tree calf, gilt, spines gilt, black morocco labels. Repaired tear to p.337/338 in first volume. Else very good. Provenance: Samuel Latham Mitchill Barlow (book label, his sale lot 51). The first edition of the "definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" (Wagner-Camp). A cornerstone of Western Americana. The book describes the government-backed expedition to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase undertaken from 1804 to 1806 by ascending the Missouri to its source, crossing the Rocky Mountains, and reaching the Pacific Ocean. In total, the expedition covered some eight thousand miles in slightly more than twenty-eight months. Lewis and Clark brought back the first reliable information about much of the area they traversed, made contact with the Indian inhabitants as a prelude to the expansion of the fur trade, and advanced by a quantum leap the geographical knowledge of the continent. The large folding map of the West was not issued with all copies, and in fact was priced separately and cost almost as much as the book itself. This official account of the expedition is as much a landmark in Americana as the trip itself. The narrative has been reprinted many times and remains a perennial American bestseller. The observations in the text make it an essential work of American natural history, ethnography and science. It is the first great U.S. government expedition, the first book on the Rocky Mountain West, and a host of other firsts. It is among the most famous American books. WAGNER-CAMP 13:1. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 272. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 30. HOWES L317. GRAFF 2477. TWENEY 89, 44. SABIN 40828. CHURCH 1309. FIELD 928. STREETER SALE 1777. STREETER, AMERICANA BEGINNINGS 52. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 31024.

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