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        Some Account of London, Westminster, and Southwark: (4 Vols complete)

      London, 1814 Illustrated with Portraits, Views, Historical Prints, Medals, &c. Together with and Appendix and Index.243 plates, portraits and 4 maps. In uniform contemporary calf with decorative blind and gilt tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spines, have been professionally relaid, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt. Internally, hinges have all been reinforced at some earlier stage, marbled endpapers, gilt tooling to turn-ins, some offsetting, light occasional foxing, on thick paper, with a water mark dated 1805, title pages in red and black inks within black ruled border, all edges in gilt, plates dated 1792-1815, occasional pencil notes.Vol 1, frontis, (vi), 68 pp, 2 maps, 68 pls, includes 29 portraits of which 5 are hand coloured. Vol 2, frontis, [2], 69-120 pp, 63 pls, of which 30 are portraits of which 7 are hand coloured.Vol 3, frontis, [2], 121-220 pp, 1 map, 62 pls, of which 18 are portraits with 3 hand coloured, of the 44 plates, 3 are hand coloured.Vol 4, frontis, [2], 221-381 pp, [1] advert, 1 map, 49 pls, of which 9 are portraits - 4 coloured and of the 40 other plates 1 is coloured. One of 175 copies with an appendix and enlarged index, reissued in quarto from the 5th edition of 1813, for the use of illustrators. Who bought the edition without any illustrations of prints whatsoever and then bought the illustrations individually from the publisher to install. With the usual 435/436 pagination error. (Lowndes 2459. Allibone 2183/960. Sabin 88563)

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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 of New York, 1814. 2 volumes, octavo. (8 3/8 x 5 1/8 inches). Five maps and charts. The large folding map present in excellent facsimile. (Browning to text as usual). Publisher's tree sheep, flat spine in six compartments divided by gilt double fillets, original red morocco lettering pieces in the second compartments (expert restoration along the joints). 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. Church 1309; Field 928; Graff 2477; Grolier American 100, 30; Howes L317; Printing & the Mind of Man 272; Tweney 89, 44; Sabin 40828; Shaw & Shoemaker 31924; Streeter Sale 1777; Streeter, Americana Beginnings, 52; Wagner-Camp 13:1.

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        The History of Greece: 8 volumes

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

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        The Defence of Fort McHenry" ["The Star-Spangled Banner"] in THE ANALECTIC MAGAZINE (November, 1814)

      Moses Thomas, Philadelphia 1814 - Contemporary tree calf leather with a gilt-lettered red morocco spine label; 524 pages. Illustrated with an engraved title page and several engraved portraits. The first appearance of "The Star Spangled Banner," here titled "Defence of Fort McHenry," in any publication other than a few newspaper appearances. It would not become our national anthem until 1931. "The Star-Spangled Banner" was recognized for official use by the Navy in 1889 and the President in 1916, and was made the national anthem by a congressional resolution on 3 March 1931. Although the song has four stanzas, only the first is commonly sung today, with the fourth ("O! thus be it ever when free men shall stand.") added on more formal occasions. The fourth stanza includes the line "And this be our motto: In God is our Trust.". The United States adopted "In God We Trust" as its national motto in 1956. Library bookplate on front pastedown and pocket on rear pastedown as well as a few discreet stamps. Mostly light and scattered foxing. Front joint split but cover still held strongly by the cords. Very Good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      M. Thomas, 1814. ... [353 - 440pp]... Rebacked with contemporary marbled paper covered boards, leather corners and spine, paper label of title on front cover... ENGRAVED Frontis portrait of Major Gen. Winfield Scott of the United States Army... THE FIRST PUBLISHED EDITION OF THE POEM "DEFENCE OF FORT McHENRY", IN WHICH THE FIRST STANZA WOULD BECOME THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL ANTHEM, GIVING THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF ITS COMPOSURE IN ITS INTRODUCTION... Light foxing along textblock and throughout leaves... Minimal shelf wear... . First Edition.. Hard Cover.. Very Good.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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      Paris: C. L. F. Panckoucke, 1814. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. One of the Most Important and Attractive French Herbals of the Early 19th Century. 216 x 133 mm (8 1/2 x 5 1/4"). Our set (as in Nissen) without the separately published 32-page unillustrated section entitled "Essay d'une Iconographie Élémentaire" (sometimes found in or as the final volume). Seven volumes bound in eight. FIRST EDITION. Inoffensive contemporary quarter calf, flat spines divided into panels by plain gilt and decorative blind rules, three panels with central quatrefoil blindstamp, each spine with two cream-colored (faded blue?) morocco labels (one of them circular and containing the volume number), marbled boards, edges, and endpapers. WITH 427 ENGRAVINGS, 425 OF THEM QUITE PLEASING BOTANICAL PLATES (one a duplicate), all PRINTED IN COLOR AND FINISHED BY HAND, and two engraved tables, one folding (see below). Original tissue guards. Nissen BBI 349; Plesch 131; Pritzel 1679. Evidence of insect activity along three joints, sides a bit chafed, three volumes with small cracks to head or tail of a joint (a little rubbing elsewhere to joints), but the original bindings entirely sound and without any serious defect. Occasional minor foxing and isolated trivial stains or rust spots, two plates with colors slightly smudged, but a very pleasing set internally, the foxing almost never anything but trivial, the leaves quite fresh and clean, and the plates subtly colored. This is one of the most important French herbals of the 19th century, written and beautifully illustrated by experts in the field. Volumes I-VI contain an alphabetical listing of medicinal herbs that also includes flowers and fruits, such as lilies and plantains, not usually noted for their healing powers. Each entry begins with the botanical name of the plant in Latin and Greek, followed by its common name in several European languages, and goes on to describe the healing properties and appropriate medicinal uses of the specimen, as well as information on where the plant grows. A delicate, detailed illustration accompanies each entry, and sometimes a second plate is employed to show particulars of the fruit or flower. The majority of these very attractive engravings are the work of Pierre Jean François Turpin (1775-1840), described by Wilfrid Blunt as "possibly the greatest botanical genius of all the French botanical painters of his day." Nissen, in his "Herbals of Five Centuries," considers him, "next to Redouté, the most gifted painter of botanical subjects in France." The remaining plates were drawn by Anne-Ernestine Panckoucke, one of Redouté's most talented pupils, who also happened to be the publisher's wife. Volume VII contains the "Iconographie Végétale," written and illustrated by Turpin, who was a trained botanist as well as an artist. Volume VIII completes the set with "Partie Élémentaire" by Poiret. There are small variations in the number of plates present among sets of this work. Our set has all 424 plates called for by Plesch, plus a duplicate copy of plate 312, and has one more plate than the 423 called for by Nissen, as well as both of the engraved tables. While some sets, including Plesch, describe both tables as folding, only one of ours folds, perhaps because the generous margin left on the text pages made it unnecessary to fold the first plate when the set was bound (there is nothing cropped away in any case).

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        «Livro de Caja de Don Sebastian de Zarate y Elio»

      {MANUSCRITO que se inicia en Pamplona, año de 1814, con el registro detallado de todas las operaciones relacionadas con el cobro de rentas de las propiedades, censos y cuentas dinerarias y gastos para su mantenimiento, con sus pormenores en años subsiguientes hasta 1840}. Un cuaderno en folio, integrado por 70 folios, con caligrafías diversas y anotaciones minuciosas, para todas y cada una de las propiedades de Don Sebastian de Zarate. Encuadernación en pergamino, cosido, de la época, Un documento de gran interés por reunir los pormenores de la administracion de los bienes de una familia aristocrática navarra de la primera mitad del Siglo XIX poseedora de un rico patrimonio rural, con fincas en Añorbe, en el Valdizarbe, Garinoain, Barasoain, en el Valle de la Valdorba, Orinoain, Untzue, Eslava, y Censos incluso con la Obrería de San Nicolás de Pamplona. Como «caseros» aparecen múltiples apellidos a lo largo de los más de cuarenta años de registros: Alastuey, Yoldi, Ugarte, Ciaurriz, Melida, Sadaba, Salinas, Flamarique, Irisarri, Iturriaga, Arbuniés, Gorraiz, Munarriz, Aramburu, Elizalde...

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

      London,: James Whittle & Richard Holmes Laurie, 1814.. Engraving on paper, 290 x 430 mm., in fine condition, framed. This fine engraving is by Laurie and Whittle, who were well-known London publishers of maps and charts. In 1814 they published a 'Catalogue of Perspective Views Coloured for the Shew Glass or Diagonal Mirror'. This catalogue comprised topographical views from around the world and included just three engravings of the new settlement in New South Wales - two of Sydney and one of Parramatta. All three prints were based on original watercolours prepared by John Eyre.Although an exact location cannot be pinpointed, this view was probably not as frequently presumed present-day Bellevue - Hill, but taken from the Vaucluse area, looking down the Harbour to the city.The engraving was based on a drawing Eyre originally prepared for colonial entrepreneur Absalom West, who published a series of views of the colony in 1813-14. In all West issued 24 views, of which 14 were after Eyre's original drawings.John Eyre arrrived in the colony as a convict in 1801 and, following his pardon in 1804, received various artistic commissions from Governors King, Bligh and Macquarie. However it is for the views of the east and west sides of Sydney Cove which were published as aquatints in David Mann's, 'The Present Picture of New South Wales in 1811, that Eyre is best known.First Views of Australia, p.163.

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        Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manner of the Austrians. Illustrated in fifty coloured engravings, with descriptions

      London: printed for John Murray by W. Bulmer & Co, 1814 [plates watermarked 1811]. Quarto. (9 1/4 x 6 3/8 inches). 50 hand-coloured aquatint plates by William Alexander. Expertly bound to style in half black straight-grained morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into six compartments by double gilt fillets, lettered in gilt in the second compartment. A spectacular survey of the costume of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The geographic range is greater than the title would signify to the modern reader: there are images drawn from all parts of Austria proper, from Hungary, Scavonia, Bohemia, Transylvania, Croatia, Moravia and elsewhere. The artist generally concentrates on the peasant classes, usually showing them in their distinctive regional best. Cf. Colas I, 78; cf. Lipperheide Ea 26; Tooley 375

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      London: John Murray, 1814. First Edition. Hardcover. Both text and plates quite clean and fresh; binding a little rubbed with joints tender and partly split but covers still tight. Very Good. Large octavo (6-1/4" x 9-3/8") bound in contemporary half brown morocco and marbled boards with morocco corners. Illustrated with 50 fine hand-colored aquatint plates depicting the costume of the Austrian Empire. Excellent series of plates illustrating the costumes and ranks of the Austro-Hungarian empire, including representatives of Upper Austria, Tyrolia, Hungary, Bohemia, Moravia, Sclavonia, Dalmatia, Transylvania, Bukowina, etc., as well as Transylvanian Saxons, Polish Jews, and Greek Priests. Colas 78; Lipperheide 832.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Broadside Taufschein, begins: "Im Jahr Christi 1[blank space] dey [blank space]um [blank space] Vhr [blank space] wurde [large blank space] ehelich geboren.... " and completed by an anonymous scrivener

      [Reading, PA: C. F. Egelmann, 1814 and later]. Folio (35 x 25.5 cm; 13.75" x 10.125") [1] p. The engraver Egelman (1782–1860) is credited by Stopp with producing => the first engraved Taufschein (birth/baptismal certificate), an example of which is offered here. The certificate is for Caroline Buchler, daughter of L.F. and Sara (Wagner) Buchler, born 8 August 1843 in Tamaqua, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The minister is simply identified as Oberfeld. The cataloguer at the Penn State University library describes its uncolored example: "The form is generally dated ca. 1830, but could have been in use as early as 1814. The lower design depicts Jesus with the disciples, while the upper scene shows Jesus' baptism. The form stretches between two pillars, flanked by columns of smoke, all within line border. Distinctive mix of [stipple] engraving and etching, probably on copper plate, by Egelmann." => The present copy is handsomely hand-colored and the blanks for names, dates, and places accomplished nicely in red ink in a clear hand. Weiser & Heaney, Pennsylvania German Fraktur, 495; Stopp, Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans, IV, pg. 2784. Excellent repair to a lower area into the image; other repairs to the margins. Bug spotting in lower outer corner.

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        Journal of a Voyage in 1811 and 1812 to Madras and China, returning by the Cape of Good Hope and St. Helena

      An important iconographic testimony of China and South East Asia. 1814. London. J. Nichols. In 4to. 2 ff. + v-xx + 246 + 2 ff. + 24 plates. Contemporary calf, boards blind stamped, lettered in gilt, rubbed and scuffed, rebacked preserving original spine. Generally a very good copy, offsetting to leaves facing plates as often, some foxing, tear to index leaf and a short repaired tear to a plate, generally fine. First edition. A finely illustrated work, it includes 24 hand-coloured aquatint plates after the author, showing landscapes, costumes, city views and port-scenes from the places visited. Amongst others, there are views of India (7), Malay, Singapore and Indonesia (6), including two of Malacca, China (9) and Saint Helena (2). China is very well represented as well as the Malay Archipelago. Wathen (c.1751 ? 1828) was a British merchant and traveller, in 1811 he embarked with Prendergast aboard the Hope on a voyage to India and China, visiting several places in the region; during this voyage he would create the drawings after which these plates are taken. Wathen?s account of his journey through Asia and Africa is lively and interesting, he was a talented draughtsman, apparently completing up to 20 drawings a day; it is evident he would choose only the best to illustrated his journal. Provenance: ownership inscription "Rich. Barnett... 1815). Abbey, Travel, 517. Cordier, BS, 210.

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        Autograph receipt signed at Chesapeake by Major Smith compensating for the loss of his horse

      Maryland:. 2nd September 1814.. Later General Sir Harry Smith, he was compensated over 36 pounds (in Spanish Dollars) for the loss of his horse, which had contracted an infectious disease. & & Smith entered the British army in 1804 and his first active service was in South America in 1806 during the British invasions of the Rio de la Plata in South America. At the close of that war, he volunteered for service in the United States, where he was present at the Battle of Bladensburg [Maryland] on 24 August 1814. He witnessed the burning of the Capitol and White House in Washington; which, as he said, "horrified us coming fresh from the Duke's humane warfare in the south of France." Returning to Europe, he was a brigade major at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. He later held important commands in South Africa and India (Anglo-Sikh War). & & On laid paper with a crown watermark, measuring 6" x 7.5", sheet with single fold . Top of sheet is written Original and at the base the word Waterloo.

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        Cinderella; or the Little Glass Slipper; Versified and Beautifully Illustrated with Figures

      London: Fuller, S. & J., 1814. 32mo. 24pp. First edition. The beloved fairy tale is retold in rhyming quatrains and illustrated with seven hand-colored costumes for the heroine, which include four detachable hats. Cinderella's head can be moved from one costume to the next, in sequence with the story, completing the paper doll figure. In the first illustration, a "meanly attired" Cinderella churns butter while her elegantly-dressed half-sisters are visible in the background. In another, she peeks out the window of her grand coach, which is pulled by four white horses and attended by many footmen. Three of the figures show her attired in ballgowns, and another depicts her flight from the palace missing one glass shoe. The final figure depicts Cinderella and her prince holding hands at the altar on their wedding day. According to Herbert H. Hosmer, Jr., "Almost all collectors of paper dolls and children's books long to acquire examples of the work of S. & J. Fuller of London," which was one of the first publishers of paper dolls to produce sets in series. The figures have been tucked inside the front cover of the accompanying book, which is bound in stiff brown printed wrappers. With the original slipcase, printed with the same text as the book's wrappers, which is worn but complete. Cinderella's head has been repaired, previous owners' signatures to front endpaper, and covers show some wear. This set was described by Gumuchian as "one of the scarcest of this type of book.

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        Thirty Two Lithographic Impressions from Pen Drawings of Landscape Scenery

      Bath: Author By D REdman, 1814 Refurbished in 1/4 goatskin binding with traditional cloth covers, tidied up, rounding and backing, hand titled in real gold, new endpapers. A great looking book Very rare one of only fifty copies printed, illustrated title, advertisement, index, and 28 plates only, of 32, views around Bath, Wales, the Lake district and elsewhere, pen lithographs, some with monochrome ink washes, each c. 300*225mm, but the title 340*270mm, and the first plate 330*230mm, both folding. One plate on buff paper, all on thick wove paper supports, most inscribed with titles, in ink in a contemporary hand, verso one or two in pencil, one plate bound in upside down, another detached, surface dirt, a few with oil spots, occasional small surface losses to the opposing verso and slight creasing, lower left corner, later morocco, worn. ***Thomas Barker was one of the earliest English artists to see his work translated into lithography, contributing to Specimens of Polyautography, published in 1803, specifically to promote the process. Thirty two Lithographic Impressions was printed by DJ Redman, who established the first lithographic press outside London, in Bath. Barkers Forty Lithographic Impressions of rustic Figures, of a year earlier, and of which 200 copies were printed, was the first work by a single artist. Truly wonderful, very scarce. OCLC 4819500. Not listed on COPAC. Barker, painter and lithographer, was an enthusiastic pioneer in the new art of lithography, contributing to the first set of lithographs published in Britain in 1803, and in 1813 he produced his own series of forty Rustic Figures, printed in Bath by D. J. Redman. A year later Barker again collaborated with Redman to produce a set of thirty-two lithographs entitled Landscape Scenery. See ODNB for a full bio.

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        The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower Garden displayed, Curtis's Botanical Magazine; or, Flower Garden displayed

      London: Stephen Couchman for Sherwood, Neely, & Jones, 1814. Volumes 39 and 40 only in one volume, octavo. (9 x 5 5/8 inches). 91 engraved plates (numbered from 1592-1681, 5 folding, 90 hand-coloured engraved plates, 1 uncoloured). Contemporary mottled calf, gilt roll-tooled border to covers, spine in six compartments with raised bands. A fine representative sample volume from the oldest illustrated botanical periodical still in production. "The reputation of the Magazine has always resided in the accuracy of its portrayal of plants. This pictorial record of garden and greenhouse plants from the temperate and tropical regions of the world has no rival.." (Desmond p.7) William Curtis had witnessed from personal experience that his clients refused to buy folio pictures of unassuming plants (vide. his Flora Londinensis) but he felt that they would subscribe to an octavo work which pictured the showy plants that filled their gardens: from this premise was born the Botanical Magazine in February 1787. The work was immediately successful, was published throughout the 19th and 20th centuries and is still produced to this day. The main glory of the Botanical Magazine has always been the coloured plates. Many of the greatest British botanical illustrators of the last two hundred years have had worked published in this periodical: the majority of the earliest plates are by Sydenham Edwards; other artists who followed in his footsteps include James Sowerby, John Curtis, William Jackson Hooker and, for much of the second half of the 19th century, Walter Hood Fitch. In the 20th century the great tradition was continued by Lilian Snelling, Margaret Stones and others. Ray Desmond A Celebration of Flowers Two hundred years of Curtis's botanical Magazine (Kew: 1987); Great Flower Books p. 83; Nissen BBI 2350; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1290

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        Reliquiae Sacrae: Sive, Auctorum Fere Jam Perditorum Secundi Tertiique Saeculi Fragmenta, Quae Supersunt. Accedunt Epistolae Synodicae et Canonicae Nicaeno Concilio Antiquiores (Five volume set)

      OXONII, 1814. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. VGC.OXONII (1814-1848).Complete in five volumes set (I - V).Volumes I to IV published in 1814-1818, first editions, volume V published in 1848 and is a second edition(Editio Altera).Text in Latin.Hardcovers bound in full vellum with five raised bands, gilt lettering of the titles on brown morocco labels to the spines, small gilt illustrations on the edges of the front and back covers(some ink marks,marks and slightly discoloured on the front and back covers,a couple of small marks and dents on the edges of the spines and covers) in VGC, no Dj as issued. Nice and clean pages with two small ink marks and light shelf wear on the outer edges,marbled endpapers inside the front and back cover,small creases,ink marks and some foxing marks on the edges of the pages,some neat writing in ink on the edges of the pages in vol. 4 and 5,some pencil marks impressions inside the pages for vol 4 and 5,illustrated sticker inside the front covers,front covers of all 5 volumes are slightly bent.This 5 volume set is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear.2517pp(total) including index.A collectable five volume set.Heavy books(approx 4.8 Kg).

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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF LORD BYRON From the Last London Edition. In Two Volumes (Complete)

      Boston: Cummings & Hilliard, No. 1, Cornhill. Joseph T. Buckingham, Printer., 1814. Second American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Each volume 3 3/4 X 6 inches. Vol. I, xi, 308 pages, Vol. II iv, 251 pages. Full brown calf contemporary binding with diced covers, gilt lettering & rules on spines, gilt borders on covers. Second American edition, following the 1813 Moses Thomas, Philadelphia. Mixed state; Vol.i, p. 308 is mis-numbered 806 but in Vol. II, p. 251 is correctly numbered (not 151). Contents Vol. I; Poems. Translations and Imitations. Fugitive pieces. English bards and Scotch reviewers. Childe Harold's pilgrimage, canto I-II --Vol. II, Poems. The Giaour. The bride of Abydos. The corsair. Prize prologue. Ode to Napoleon Bonaparte. Condition of the books is Very Good; Edges of spines & covers lightly rubbed, Vol. I small pice of leather missing at top of spine and joint, bindings are tight, text is generally clean with some occasional toning, more in Vol. I than II, inscription in Vol. I on 3rd front endpaper, "Rebecca P. Air- from a friend whose attachment to her is not less stable or lasting than the fame of this author- Sept. 30. 1815." also a long handwritten poem tipped-in on the following page also with the same date, Rebecca P. Air's name on title page and "Presented Sept. 30 1815" on rear endpaper, Vol. II has name on title page, but no other writing. Poetry Rare RGR

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      - Resumo da Historia Natural, para uso da Mocidade de ambos os Sexos, e instrucção das pessoas, que desejão ter noções de História dos tres Reinos da Natureza; Obra Elementar. Compilada, e ordenada por Pedro Blanchard; Traduzida do Francez, com muitas correcções e artigos novos. Offerecida a Sua Alteza o Principe Real Do Reino Unido de Portugal, e do Brazil, e Algarves, Duque de Bragança, O Senhor D. Pedro de Alcantara. Por Matheus Jose’ da Costa, Beneficiado, e Mestre de Cerimonias da Santa Igreja Patriarcal de Lisboa. Tomo Primeiro. Cosmografia e Mineralogia. [Tomo Segundo: Botanica. Tomo Terceiro: Zoologia. Mamiferos. Tomo Quarto: Continuação dos Mamiferos e Aves]. Lisboa: na Impressão Regia. 1814, 1813, 1817 e 1817. 5(de 6) volumes. In 8º (de 17x11 cm.) com 463-(6); 472-(6); (x)-379; 463-(vi)e 448 pags. Encadernações artísticas(dos primeiros 4 volumes) da época inteiras de chagrim vermelho com ferros a ouro na lombada e em ambas as pastas rolados com motivos decorativos e super-libris com as armas reais portuguesas. Quinto volume: encadernação da época inteira de pele. Cortes dourados por folhas. Obra científica publicada em 6 volumes dos quais apenas estão presentes5 volumes ilustrados com 52 gravuras em extra-texto, representando espécimes observados de facto tal como a foca morta nas praias da Arrábida (pag. 234). Exemplar constituído por volumes da 1.ª edição (alguns comassinaturas de posse nos anterrostosde "Joaquim de Souza Pereira Pato"). O 2 volume foi encadernado com pele castanha, embora apresente os mesmos ferros dourados utilizados nos restantes volumes, possivelmente porque foi publicado em 1813, um ano antes que o 1º, que saiu em 1814, e talvez o proprietário tenha decidido encadernar os restantes a chagrim vermelho. Inocêncio VI, 166 e XVII, 12: 'Padre Mattheus José da Costa, Beneficiado e Mestre de Cerimónias na Igreja Patriarcal de Lisboa. Foi, se não me engano, natural da freguesia de Carnide, subúrbios de Lisboa, e irmão mais velho do coronel José Maria das Neves Costa, de quem já acima fiz menção em lugar competente. Morreu em 1828. Thesouro de meninos: resumo de historia natural para uso da mocidade de ambos os sexos, e instrução das pessoas que desejam ter noções da historia dos tres reinos da natureza. Compilado e ordenado por Pedro Blanchard, e traduzido em portuguez com muitas correcções e artigos novos. Lisboa, na Imp. Regia 8.º 6 tomos com estampas. O tomo 1.º publicado em 1814, contém a Cosmographia e Mineralogia. - O tomo 2.º, 1815, a Botanica. O 3.º, 1817, Zoologia, mammiferos. - O 4.º, ibi, Continuação dos mammiferos, aves. - O 5.º, 1819, Continuação das aves, peixes. - O 6.º, 1830, Continuação dos peixes, crustaceos, testaceos, reptis, vermes, insectos, polypos, zoophitos, etc. - A nomenclatura portugueza adoptada n'esta obra foi disposta pelo insigne Brotero. Este livro foi durante muitos anos adoptado como compendio na maior parte dos colégios e aulas de instrução primaria.' Location/localizacao: 1-A2-C-3

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      London: W. Bulmer and Co. for G. and W. Nicol, 1814.. Two text volumes, lacking the atlas. [4],ix,[10],cciv,269; [2],613pp. plus nine engraved plates by John Pye, W. Woolnoth, S. Middiman and others after William Westall. Quarto. Modern half calf and boards, spines gilt with original paper labels laid down. Labels a bit chipped. Offsetting and toning to plates and facing pages. Minor foxing and soiling otherwise. Very good. A large, uncut copy of the first edition of the text of the official account of the first circumnavigation of Australia: "the most outstanding book on the coastal exploration of Australia" (Wantrup). Flinders sailed from England on July 18, 1801, and during the next two years he surveyed the entire coast of Australia from Cape Leeuwin to Bass Strait. He returned to Port Jackson in 1803, having completed the first circumnavigation of Australia, thus establishing that it was a continent. The present text offers a day-by- day record of the expedition, but also includes a lengthy introduction giving details of earlier South Seas voyages as well as an appendix by the expedition botanist, Robert Brown. It appears that Flinders received little formal training in surveying, but his achievements on this voyage, working under very difficult circumstances, established him as one of the greatest of all coastal surveyors. His natural ability allied with the great pains he took to insure the accuracy of the printed results have ensured that the present work is of monumental cartographical significance and that it should be "the centerpiece of any collection of books dealing with Australian coastal discovery" (Wantrup). The two text volumes were originally accompanied by a folio volume of twelve plates and sixteen maps. The complete three-volume set was originally published in both large paper (150 copies) and normal (1000 copies) issues: the present volumes are untrimmed and have generous margins but are from the "normal" issue. CLANCY 9.5. DAVIDSON, pp.121-23. FERGUSON 576 (miscounting the preliminaries in the first volume). GREAT FLOWER BOOKS, p.94. HILL 614. INGLETON 6487. KROEPELIEN 438 (text only). NISSEN (BBI) 637. TOOLEY 570- 585. STAFLEU & COWAN 1806. WANTRUP 67a, pp.138-44. (all refs)

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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 and subsequently in the armed vessel Porpoise and Cumberland schooner

      London: W. Bulmer and Co. for G. and W. Nicol, 1814. 2 volumes only (lacking atlas volume of plates), quarto. (11 1/2 x 9 inches). Half- titles, 9 engraved plates by J. Byrne, John Pye, W. Woolnoth, I. Scott, Edward Finden and S. Middiman after William Westall. (Plates and pages on either side toned). Contemporary half russia over marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spines divided into six compartments by double gilt fillets, lettered in the second compartment, numbered in the fourth. A fine set of the first edition text of the first circumnavigation of Australia an enlightening and fascinating story of brilliant navigation and discovery. Wantrup rightly calls this work 'the most outstanding book on the coastal navigation of Australia', and 'the centrepiece of any collection of books dealing with Australian coastal discovery. Flinders sailed from England on 18 July 1801, and during the next two years he surveyed the entire south coast of Australia from Cape Leeuwin to Bass Strait, the east coast, and the Gulf of Carpentaria. He returned to Port Jackson in 1803 having completed the first circumnavigation of Australia. On the return journey, Flinders was detained by the French in Mauritius for six and a half years and was not released until June 1810. He devoted the remainder of his life to the publication of this work, which was formally published one day before his death on 19 July 1814. It is a day- by-day record of the expedition and includes a lengthy introduction detailing earlier South Seas voyages and an appendix by Robert Brown, the botanist who accompanied the expedition. Flinders took great pains to insure the accuracy of the work and the charts contained in the atlas were used for navigation for over a century. The two volumes of text were originally published in both large-paper and normal issues: the present set is from the regular-sized issue. Ferguson 576; Hill (2004) 614; Ingelton 6487; Nissen BBI 637; Stafleu & Cowan I,1806; Wantrup Australian Rare Books, pp.138-144.

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        Chart of Terra Australis by M.Flinders Commr. of H.M.Sloop Investigator

      London,: G. and W. Nicol, 1814.. Large engraved map measuring 645 x 933 mm., backed on linen and folded at centre, some browning and offsetting with wear to extremities and slight loss at the central fold. Attractive engraved chart from Flinders' survey detailing part of the eastern seaboard of Australia, including Hervey and Keppel Bays and the lower reaches of the Great Barrier Reef. This chart is also notable because at upper right it shows the dangerous waters of Wreck Reef, where Flinders was briefly stranded after the wreck of the Porpoise and Cato in 1803.As with the preceding map of Carpentaria, this chart is an example of the first state prepared for A Voyage to Terra Australis, and has only a single central fold, suggesting it has not been taken from one of the smaller format atlases. This copy, backed on old linen, appears to have been used at sea in the early nineteenth-century - a few feint pencil markings, including one clearly dated '17th September 1827', and the vestiges of a voyage track can be discerned. Flinders' charts were the bedrock of Australian coastal navigation for generations, and this is an appealing survival.

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        The English Dance of Death

      London: R. Ackerman, 1814. First edition. Leather_bound. Fine. Thomas Rowlandson. 6 1/4 x 9 /12 inches. 8vo. Vol. 1: [10] + iv - vii + [5] + 295 + [1] pages. Vol. 1 contains 36 full page hand colored aquatint plates (plus frontispiece) by Thomas Rowlandson, each with protective tissue intact. Also contains original serial issue letterpress title page dated 1814 and additional book issue title pages dated 1816 (pictorial engraved t.p.) and 1815 (letterpress t.p.). Vol. 2: [6] + 299 + [1] pages. Vol. 2 contains 36 full page hand colored aquatint plates by Rowlandson, each with protective tissue intact. Bound to match The Dance of Life (#1302). Both volumes with matching decorated (patterned) red and gold endpapers. All page edges gilt. Bookplate of Julius Thompson Benedict and Cecille Murphy Benedict. Contents generally quite clean and almost entirely free of offsetting from the plates. Bound in matching signed (gilt stamped) later 19th Century navy morocco by Tout with triple filleted borders and floral corner pieces on covers. Spines with six compartments. Title and author in into compartments. The remaining compartments with elaborate gilt tooled decoration. A particularly finely bound first edition in book form of Rowlandson's Dance of Death, "the only series on the subject since Holbein's to rival that master." Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England 35.

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        Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown,, 1814. Performed by the Government of the United States, in the years 1804, 1805, and 1806. By Captains Lewis and Clarke. Quarto (270 × 210 mm). Contemporary streaked calf, neatly rebacked, red morocco labels, undulating rolled gilt panel to the boards, marbled endpapers. Large folding engraved map after Clark by S. Lewis bound as the frontispiece, and 5 other detail maps on 3 sheets. A little rubbed at the extremities, light offset on the map, which has a short, clean split at one fold, other map leaves somewhat browned as often, some light pencil parks to the margin, but overall a very good copy. First English edition of the authorized account of the travels of Lewis and Clark, the "definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" (Wagner-Camp). Preceded by the Philadelphia printing of the same year (published under the title History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark), the present edition is printed on larger, finer paper, in quarto format, and is considered "typographically superior" (Hill) to its octavo predecessor. Edited by Dr Thomas Rees from the American sheets, this edition omits the American preface and appendix, and Jefferson's Life of Captain Lewis, but Rees's preface includes the text of Jefferson's "Message" and an extract of Lewis's Fort Mandan letter. An account of the first overland expedition to the Pacific coast and back, Lewis and Clark is the most famous of all western travels, and the cornerstone of any collection of Western Americana. The expedition was conceived of by Thomas Jefferson as early as 1792, when Lewis had applied for command, "but the idea had not been taken up. However, when in 1803 Congress was persuaded by a confidential message from Jefferson to finance an expedition to the Pacific, Lewis [who was by then Jefferson's private secretary] successfully lobbied the president for the opportunity to lead it" (Howgego). Primarily intended to establish trading ties with the Indians of the western regions, the expedition covered some 8,000 miles in 28 months, following the Missouri River from its juncture with the Mississippi to its source and, crossing the Continental Divide, explored the Columbia River from its source to the Pacific Ocean. Lewis and Clark always intended to publish their journals immediately upon their return - Lewis issued a prospectus for the work - but publication was delayed, initially by Lewis's new duties as Governor of the Louisiana Territory, and Clark's preoccupation as Superintendent of Indian Affairs, then by Lewis's untimely and mysterious death in 1809, and subsequently by the election of Clark's chosen editor Nicholas Biddle to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1812. The work was finally being completed by the Philadelphia journalist Paul Allen. An excellent copy of the "first authorized and complete account of the most important western exploration" (Howes).

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

      London: Collins. G : in Good condition. Boards rubbed with loss to spine. With pictorial bookplate of Robert Maxtone Graham on fep. 1814. 10th edition. Brown hardback board cover. 40pp :: Frontis portrait :: 180mm x 110mm (7" x 4") .

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        Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean. performed by order of the Government of the United States, in the years 1804, 1805, and 1806. By Captains Lewis and Clarke [sic]. Published from the official report

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1814. Quarto. (10 5/8 x 8 1/2 inches). Half-title, 1p. publisher's advertisement at end. 1 folding engraved map by Neele, five engraved plans on 3 plates. (Worm track to outer blank margins of leaves from 4E1 to the end, light marginal browning to the plan facing p.191). Contemporary marbled calf, carefully rebacked, the original gilt spine laid down, marbled edges. The first British edition of the great landmark of western exploration. First British (and first quarto) edition of the "definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" (Wagner-Camp). The book describes the U.S. 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. They 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 narrative was first published in Philadelphia in two octavo volumes in the same year as the present edition, and it has been reprinted many times since and indeed remains a perennial American bestseller. The large folding map of the West (by Neele after the Philadelphia edition map) recalls an extraordinary feat of cartography, accurately revealing much of the trans-Mississippi for the first time. Wheat notes that the map is almost identical to the Philadelphia version "except for a few minor variations." The observations in the text make it an essential work of American natural history, ethnography, and science, and it forms a worthy record of the first great U.S. government expedition. Copies of Lewis and Clark's work have become increasingly difficult to find, especially as Stephen Ambrose's excellent book, the Ken Burns documentary, and the expedition's bicentennial have further widened the already broad appeal of the book. Field 929; Graff 2480; Hill 1018; Howes L317, "b."; Literature of Lewis & Clark 5A.2; Sabin 40829; Streeter Sale 3128; Wagner-Camp 13:2; Wheat, Transmississippi 317.

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        Flora Americae Septentrionalis; or a Systematic Arrangement and Description of the Plants of North America, Containing, Besides What Have Been Described by Preceding Authors, Many New and Rare Species, Collected During Twelve Years Travels and Residence in that Country, Two (2) Volume Set

      London: White, Cochrane, and Co., 1814. First Edition, 1st Printing. Hardback: green blind-stamped cloth with paper label titles. . Near very good condition./No dust jackets, as issued.. B&W illustrations.. Pioneering work in American botany, including the first published findings of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Moderately edgeworn and rubbed with fading to spines. Front endpapers absent in each volume. Light to moderate toning and foxing to pages. All 24 plates present.

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        TraitŽ des maladies chirurgicales et des opŽrations qui leur conviennent Vols 1-11 complete set 1st editions

      Migneret Paris 1814 - 1826. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. First Editions complete in 11 volumes. Ex Libris Birmingham Medical Institute with their maroon cloth binding and ink stamps to titles. VG bindings and VG clean crisp contents. Scarce as a set of firsts and complete.

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      London. 1814.. [2],xxi,[1],388pp. plus eight colored maps or charts (three folding), and six plates (two of them aquatint views) including frontispiece portrait. Lacks the Appendix half title (which would be p.321). List of officers bound out of order. Quarto. Modern three-quarter calf and cloth, spine gilt. Portrait lightly foxed. Titlepage and dedication leaf backed by paper; three folding maps backed by linen. A few leaves with minor marginal repairs; leaves B3 (pages xiii and xiv) and 3D2 (pages 387-388) extensively repaired, but with no loss of text. Very good and untrimmed, with bookplate or Sir James Campbell of Ardkinglass on front pastedown. The first English edition of this very important narrative, which includes an account of Russian expansion into Alaska. Lisianski left the Krusenstern expedition when it reached Hawaii in 1804 and sailed aboard the Neva to Kodiak, where he corroborated reports that Indians had demolished the settlement at Sitka. He then went to Baranov where he took a new hill, naming it New Archangel. After spending over a year at both Kodiak and Sitka (comprising one hundred pages of the narrative), he set sail for China, but hit a reef en route, leading to his discovery of the Hawaiian island which now bears his name. The portion of the narrative which Lisianski devotes to Hawaii is more extensive than that of Krusenstern, and his account of the Marquesas is also different. The final part of the account consists of a detailed description of time spent in Canton. Appendix 3 contains a "Vocabulary of the Languages of the Islands of Cadiack and Oonalaschca...." The colored charts show islands and harbors of the Alaska coast, most notably the "Island of Cadiack" and "Sitka or Norfolk Sound," as well as a world map. The handsome aquatint views depict "Harbour of St. Paul in the Island of Cadiack" and "Harbour of New Archangel in Sitca of Norfolk Sound." A rare work on Alaska and the Pacific. The last copy at auction, the Frank Streeter copy, sold for $42,000. HOWES L372, "b." LADA-MOCARSKI 68 (1812 ed: "very important and rare"). WICKERSHAM 6261. HILL 1026. FORBES 443. STREETER SALE 3507. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2294. SABIN 41416. ABBEY 4. GRAFF 2506. KROEPELIEN 740. O'REILLY & REITMAN 739. JUDD 110.

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        A History of the University of Oxford, its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings

      London: Printed for R. Ackermann ... by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh, 1814 [text watermarked 1811, plates watermarked as early as 1808, manuscript additional title dated 1813]. 2 volumes, elephant quarto. (15 3/8 x 12 1/4 inches). Calligraphic, pen-and-ink manuscript additional title on vellum by Thomas Tomkins, mounted India paper proof portrait of Lord Grenville by Henry Meyer after William Owen, 288 plates by J. Bluck, J.C. Stadler, D. Havell, F.C. Lewis, J. Hill and others after A. Pugin, F. Mackenzie, W. Westall, F. Nash and others, comprised of: 64 views [58 in three states (etched line before letters, mounted India paper proof and hand coloured aquatint), 5 in two states (India paper proof and hand coloured aquatint) and 1 in three states on four sheets (etched line before letters [Abbey plate 98 and 98a, i.e. Porch of St. Mary's Church and Stair Case of Christ Church, on two separate sheets in this state], mounted India paper proof and hand coloured aquatint)], 33 portraits of Founders [each in two states (mounted India paper proof and hand coloured aquatint)], 17 plates of costume [each in two states (mounted India paper proof and hand coloured aquatint)]. Near contemporary red straight grain morocco, covers elaborately bordered and panelled in gilt and blind, spines with semi- raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and fourth, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A unique and extraordinary, large-paper copy, with plates in multiple states and a contemporary manuscript additional title on vellum by a famed calligrapher. Tooley makes reference to large paper copies, but the present example with plates in as many as three states is unique, with no similar copies of either Oxford or Cambridge in the auction records. Regarding large-paper copies, Tooley writes: "There were 50 copies on large and thick paper, 25 copies being issued uncoloured, the plates on India paper, proof impressions ... large-paper copies are definitely superior in finish, owing to the extra care and fine paper on which they were pulled. Large-paper impressions of the Oxford plates have an incomparably beautiful sheen, a suffused rich glow and 'bloom' that is absent from ordinary copies." Abbey describes his large-paper copy of Oxford containing plates in two states, i.e. on India paper and colour aquatints, bound in cloth. It is unclear if this is an extra-illustrated copy of the large-paper issue, or if his large-paper copy was issued with plates in multiple states, as the present. This copy is further enhanced by the manuscript calligraphic additional title on vellum by Tomkins. The title, which is dated 1813 (i.e. pre-publication), makes reference to the plates in multiple states, confirming that this unique copy was not assembled at a later date. Tomkins (1743-1816) kept a writing school in London, and was friends with Johnson and Reynolds. He was known for his ornamental titles (e.g. Macklin's Bible and Thomson's Seasons) and authored several works on penmanship. The views, mostly after Pugin and Mackenzie, depict all of the most famous Oxford colleges. Each of the plates is enlivened by some detail of contemporary life. These asides, generally showing members of the university or citizens of Oxford, serve both as points of interest in the plates, and as indicators of the scale of the buildings depicted. An unlooked-for by-product of this fine detailing is that it encourages the viewer to examine each plate with great care: what exactly is being prepared for dinner in the kitchen of Christ Church (see plate facing p.76, vol.II). The costume plates by Agar after Uwins have the appearance of being portraits of individuals (rather than clothes with generalized faces attached) and are also very fine. The text, understandably overlooked when competing for attention with the plates, repays careful study. College by college the author gives details of the founders, the names of subsequent benefactors together with their contributions. The physical descriptions of the colleges are next, and include details of the colleges greatest treasures: pictures, sculpture, books, etc. The college descriptions conclude with the names, dates and details of their presidents, together with similar notes on famous alumni. After these follow notes on the university halls, public buildings including the Radcliffe and Bodleian libraries, Ashmolean museum and the Physic garden. The text concludes with notes on the members of the university. Abbey Scenery 278 (regular) and 279 (large paper); Tooley 5; Hardie, p. 106.

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      St. Petersburg. 1814.. Copper plate engraving. Image size (including text): 21 1/4 x 26 1/2 inches. Sheet size: 24 1/2 x 34 1/2 inches. A fine copy. A fine view of coastal Japan in the first decade of the 19th century, showing an American ship, with Nagasaki in the background, and a Japanese Fish Hawk on a branch. This image comes from the atlas of plates to Krusenstern's account of his voyage around the world (published in St. Petersburg in 1810-14). The expedition departed Kronstadt in August 1803 aboard two British vessels purchased for the voyage and, via Cape Horn and visiting the Sandwich Islands, Kamchatka, and Japan, eventually returned to the same port, via the Cape of Good Hope, in August 1806. The expedition constituted the first ever Russian voyage around the world, and the published work included much of value, particularly about Japan. The voyage was one of the most important post-Cook Pacific voyages, specifically aimed at obtaining more knowledge of the north Pacific region, establishing diplomatic and commercial relations with Japan, and visiting the Russian trading posts in Alaska and on the west coast of America. It comprised the first Russian expedition to circumnavigate the globe, under the command of Ivan F. von Krusenstern, between 1803 and 1806. The expedition touched on Brazil and rounded Cape Horn, visiting the Marquesas Islands, Hawaii, Kamchatka, and Japan. In Hawaii the expedition separated, with ships under Langsdorff and Lisianski sailing to the Northwest Coast while Krusenstern himself undertook the delicate Japan expedition. He then returned via Macao and the Cape of Good Hope. All references: LADA-MOCARSKI 62. SABIN 38327. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 9377. HOWES K272, "c." BORBA DE MORAES, pp.374-75. PHILLIPS, ATLASES 5813.

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        A HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD Its Colleges, Halls and Public Buildings

      London: L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh, 1814. In two volumes, 275, 260pp., Includes (6)pp. subscriber's list, first state listing of the color plates, mixed state of all 115 plates, black and white engraving of Grenvill, with founders and costume plates, watermarked 1812 on 5 plates, lacking half-titles. A superb set beautifully bound by Sangorski & Sutcliff in 3/4 red morocco over cloth, raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, plates free from foxing, colors bright but with some off-setting to facing text pages. One plate has blue steaks across top margin but not affecting image. Very nice. [Toole, p. 13]. First Edition. Large Quarto.

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        A History of the University of Oxford

      London: R. Ackermann, 1814. Two volumes complete - Volume One - xiv, [4], xxv, [1], 275pp, [7] and Volume Two - [2], 262pp, [6]. Full contemporary straight grain morocco, semi-raised bands, spines in five panels, title in gilt to second panel, volume number to fourth, remaining panels filled with foliate and volute tooling in gilt, covers with wide foliate and volute border again in gilt, a.e.g. Rebacked with original spines laid on, rubbed to extremities, some darkening to spines, gilt to spines dulled. Internally some light foxing to text, plates with some marginal soiling and off-setting onto text, though no off-setting from text onto plates. Ex-library (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), with their library plate to front endpapers. Lacks half-titles, with list of subscribers. Uncoloured engraved portrait of Lord Grenville, and one hundred and fourteen plates, including the thirty-three founders plates, all hand-coloured aquatints or stipple-engravings by Bluck, Stadler, Hill and others after Pugin, Westall, Mackenzie and others. Plate 50 in first state, plates 1, 15, 39, 74, 78, 84 and 94 in second state. Abbey Scenery 280; Tooley 5. First Edition. Full Morocco. Good. Folio. Ex-Library.

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      London: Printed for R. Ackermann, 1814.. Two volumes. Quarto. Contemporary calf, spines gilt extra, rebacked at an early date with the original backstrips laid down. Illustrated with 115 plates (including the 33 plates of the Founders) most of them colored aquatints. Upper joint of first volume cracked (but cords remain sound), extremities worn, some offset from plates, bound without the half-titles, 1820 inscription in each volume, followed by 1902 inscription from heir of original recipient, marginal discoloration to lower fore-tips of prelims to first volume, but a good set. A later copy, on ordinary paper, including the portraits of the Founders (published in 1815) and the adjusted index to the plates. The frontis to the first volume is in the preferred state, with 'Cambridge' instead of 'Oxford', but several of the other key plates are in their later states. TOOLEY 5. ABBEY (SCENERY) 278- 80.

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        Carey's General Atlas, improved and enlarged: being a collection of maps of the world and quarters, their principal empires, kingdoms, &c

      Philadelphia: M. Carey, 1814. Folio. (17 x 11 inches). Mounted on guards throughout. Letterpress title and 2pp. of prefatory remarks, 1p. certification leaf with two columns of letterpress text below a three quarter page engraved plate made up of seven small maps. 58 engraved maps (56 with period full hand-colouring [47 of these double page], 1 folding and hand coloured in outline). Early manuscript ink annotations (circa 1821, see below). Expertly bound to style in half dark blue straight grain morocco over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, flat spine divided into six compartments with gilt rules, lettered in the second compartment. The landmark third edition of Carey's General Atlas, among the earliest commercially available atlases to include maps depicting the expansion of the U.S. following the Louisiana Purchase and with information derived from Lewis and Clark. This copy with extraordinary full period hand colouring: "the first atlas made in the United States to employ standard color on the maps" (Rumsey). Mathew Carey published the first American Atlas in 1795 (containing 21 maps) and the first General Atlas in 1796 (containing 45 maps). He republished the 1796 General Atlas in 1800, 1802 and 1804 and would publish a "second edition" of the atlas in 1811. That second edition was substantially the same as the preceding, containing the maps from the 1804 General Atlas with the addition of a map of Louisiana from his 1805 pocket atlas. In 1814, Carey published this "third" edition of the General Atlas, the first major revision of his famed atlas and considered by many to be the most desirable. The atlas contains 32 entirely new maps, and many of the remaining 26 maps underwent substanative changes to the plates to update the cartography. Significantly, this edition of Carey's atlas was the first indiginous atlas to cartographicaly depict the westward expansion of the United States following the Louisiana Purchase and was the first commercially available atlas to include information derived from the Lewis and Clark expedition. The maps of America which appear in this edition for the first time include maps of Mississippi Territory (number 23), The State of Ohio with part of Upper Canada (number 24), The Upper Territories of the United States (i.e. one of the first maps to show Illinois as a U.S. state) (number 25), Louisiana (number 26) and Missouri Territory formerly Louisiana (number 27). This final map is among the most significant in the atlas, and among the most significant maps of the American West published prior to the Long expedition. "Once federal explorations of the West were underway, it was only a matter of time before their newly uncovered wealth of information found cartographic expression. One of the earliest commercially issued maps to incorporate data from the famed 1804 transcontinental expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark appeared in an atlas issued by Philadelphia publisher Matthew Carey in 1814. The map ... drawn by Samuel Lewis, depicts the Missouri Territory Formerly Louisiana, which was organized in 1812, the year that the first state Louisiana was created out of the Louisiana Purchase area..." (Library of Congress, Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase, online exhibition). Wheat writes of this map: "Lewis and Clark's influence is apparent on the Upper Missouri and also along the Columbia. Missouri Territory extends west to the Pacific Coast, its probable northern and southern boundaries being shown by colored dotted lines. The northern line runs easterly from Mt. Ranier and includes most of the Columbia watershed, thence north of the Missouri drainage and including that of the Assiniboin (with its large lake), thence east to Lake of the Woods and south to the head of the Mississippi, which then forms the eastern boundary. The southern line leaves the coast just north of F.S. Francisco (whose Bay is not shown), thence easterly and slightly north of the headwaters of the Rio Grande, following south along the ridge east of that stream, southeast to the head of the Colorado (of Texas) and down that stream to the Gulf of Mexico at St. Bernardo B. The State of Louisiana (admitted 1812) appears near the mouth of the Mississippi." In the present copy, Carey's significant cartographic updates to the maps in this atlas were furthered in manuscript by an early owner. On 11 of the maps (Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland), the owner has added to the margins, in a calligraphic hand, information including the square mileage of each state, a brief description of the state's topography, as well as comments on the mineral deposits to be found in the region. On the verso of the map of Virginia, within an ink frame, the owner has begun in pencil a rough map of Washington D.C. On the map of Mississippi Territory (number 23), the owner divides the region into the states of Mississippi and Alabama, with annotations in the margins concerning those states's admission. On the map of the United States (number 5), as well as on the map of Missouri Territory (number 27), the owner has added the boundary of and has named the state of Missouri (thus dating the annotations to circa 1821). In addition, on the same map, the owner has added the following line of text along the border of the United States and Mexico, referring to the Adams-Onis Treaty: "Boundary line between the United States and the Spanish Territories agreed to by the Treaty of 1819." Among the most extraordinary features of the 1814 Carey Atlas is its hand colouring. Although Carey atlases prior to 1814 were available coloured, i.e. with outline colour, they are seldom encountered. Indeed Rumsey writes: "...we have never seen any copies of a pre-1814 Carey atlas with original color - they may exist but would be rare..." Carey, however, issued his 1814 atlas with standard outline hand-colouring, which makes the atlas according to Rumsey "the first atlas made in the United States to employ standard color on the maps." The present, copy, however, includes absolutely period full hand colouring. No copies of this atlas with full hand colouring appear in the auction records, and no copies with full color are held by the famed Rumsey or Baskes collections. An American cartographic milestone, here with beautiful and highly unusual full hand colouring and with interesting early manuscript annotations. Phillips Atlases 722; cf. Sabin 10858; Streeter Sale 82; Wheat Transmississippi West 315; Rumsey 4577.

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        The Costume of Yorkshire - Illustrated by a Series of Forty Engravings Being Facsimilies of Original Drawings with Descriptions in English and French

      London: Printed by T. Bensley for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1814. Small folio, (14" x 10 ½"). [4] leaves, 96 pp. Title, table of contents and text in English and French. 41 hand-coloured aquatint engravings (including frontispiece) by R. & D. Havell after George Walker. Contemporary red half morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt, edges gilt (extremities and hinges of spine lightly rubbed, remains of removed bookplate). George Walker was born in 1781,the son of a successful businessman, and lived his life in Yorkshire. He was educated there and afterwards considered a career as an artist. During his beginnings, Walker concentrated mostly on painting landscapes and the local rural surroundings. His regard as an artist grew over the years, and around 1812 he was approached by a Yorkshire bookseller with the prospect of creating a book showing the manners and dress of the individuals living and working there. Walker accepted and was very successful at representing individual laborers such as the Fisherman, the Milk Boy, and the Horse Dealers, as well as local community scenes and customs such as Rabe Threshing and Midsummer Eve feasts. The third plate of the book, showing the Collier, or coal worker, is of particular note, as it is the first printed representation of a steam engine locomotive, built in Leeds in 1812. Walker made no attempts to mask the humble, peasant class aspect of York in his drawings, yet is able to convey that they are people of a proud county. Noting in his introduction ".here depicted in their simple and sometimes squalid garb, contribute essentially by their honest labours to the glory and prosperity of their country." A fine copy of Walker's delightful relation of early nineteenth century life in the British county of York. (Tooley 498; Martin-Hardie 153; Abbey Life 432). 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 Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter at .

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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 à hacerse necesario quando apuradas ya las consideraciones de la moderacion y la prudencia, ...[Decreto del director Posadas, declarando á don José Artigas, traidor á la patria y fuera de la ley]

      [Buenos Aires], La Real Imprenta de Niños Expósitos, 1814. First edition. Modern quarter morocco portfolio over marbled boards, gilt title and decoration. A very good copy, minor foxing and soiling, 2 marginal tape repairs not affecting text, in a near fine portfolio. 12 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches; 19.5 x 31.5 cm. 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. Furlong IV: 3039. Zinny: Bibliografía histórica, No. 3, p.110-12. Fors: Imprenta de los Niños p.51. Registro Argentina, Vol. 1: 642. Not in Palau.

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        Chirurgie. Traite d'operations nouvelles

      Mequignon Marvis Paris: Mequignon-Marvis, 1814. First Illustrated Treatise on Orthopedic Treatment of Hands Dutertre, P[ierre] (b. 1758). Chirurgie. Traite d'operations nouvelles, et inventions de mecaniques, servant de moyens secondaires pour en assurer le succes. 8vo. 85 [1]pp., plus 4-page "Copie de la lettre envoyee a M. le Docteur Dutertre. . ." bound between pp. [8]-[9]. Engraved frontispiece and 21 plates. Paris: Mequignon-Marvis, 1814. 224 x 138 mm. Modern quarter morocco, marbled boards, in period style. Some minor dampstaining, but very good. First Edition of the first separate illustrated treatise on the orthopedic treatment of hand injuries and deformities. Prior to the work of William Adams on Dupuytren's contracture (1879) few, if any, orthopedic surgeons operated substantially within the hand itself. Instead, like Dutertre, they treated injured and deformed hands externally with braces, splints, etc. In this remarkable but little-known book Dutertre describes braces and splints of his own invention, which are illustrated in the plates. Many of his patients had suffered serious burns to their hands; in such cases, Dutertre would incise the crippling scar tissue, but he appears not to have performed any more complicated surgical operations. According to Dutertre's obviously self-serving dedication to the King of France, all of the operations described in his Chirurgie were successful. Dutertre is not noticed in our surgical or orthopedic references, nor does he appear in Hirsch. Waller 2662.

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        The history of Greece / by William Mitford. [ Mitford's history of Greece ]. [Complete in 10 volumes]

      London : Printed by Luke Hansard & Sons, near Lincoln&#39;s-Inn Fields, for T. Cadel, 1814. Hardcover. Good. 10 volume set in full leather. 1820. 8vo. 5 bands, handsome embossed spine. Clean, unmarked pages. Minor foxing. Marbled edges. Good cover. Hardcover. A solid set with only minor rubbing to extremities. <br> The Rt. Hon. John Wynne of Haslewood&#39;s coat of arms inlaid inside covers. The Wynne family crest displays three wolves&#39; heads on a shield. With the Wynne&#39;s motto "Non sibi sed toti" - "not for oneself but for all." John Wynne (1801-1865) was a noted Irish landlord and conservative MP of Sligo during the time of the Irish famine. <br> See our pictures of this lovely set.

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        The History of Greece / by William Mitford. [ Mitford&#39;s History of Greece ]. [Complete in 10 Volumes]

      London : Printed By Luke Hansard & Sons, Near Lincoln&#39;s-Inn Fields, For T. Cadell And W. Davies, In The Strand, 1814. 1st Edition in this form. Physical desc. : 10 v. ; 23 cm. Subject: Greece - History - Early works. Language: English. Bookplate of Belper to each front paste-down. Very good copies in the original, blind and gilt-bordered aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with contrasting gilt-blocked labels; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Manuscript of Medical and Culinary Receipts

      Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk: , 1814 &#150; [?]76. Quarto. Original vellum over boards, double-line rule to covers in blind, speckled edges. Text written back-to-back. 90 leaves of manuscript in a generally neat. Boards rubbed, pitted, and marked, corners worn, partial tanning to endpapers, occasional spotting and ink stains to contents. Very good condition. Manuscript receipt book containing culinary and medical receipts, with the first leaf titled "Culinary Receipts", signed M. A. Porteus, and dated September 5th, 1814. Porteus (1794&#150;1876) was the eldest daughter of the Reverend Robert Porteus, grandnephew of Dr. Beilby Porteus, Bishop of London. In 1820 she married the lawyer Henry James Oakes, and they had four children. The family appears in records associated with Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk, and a portrait of Mary Ann that was taken in 1854 is now part of the collections of the St. Edmundsbury Museum of West Suffolk. This receipt book is written back-to-back, with the first 60 pages devoted to culinary information and the last 30 to medical notes. Loosely inserted are 8 additional receipts on stationery. Early culinary notes are carefully organised under headings such as "Puddings", "Pyes, Cakes, Bread Etc.", "Cheeses, Custards, Jellies, Ice", "Wines", "Pickles Etc", "Soups, Broths, Etc", though later ones are added to the book presumably in order of their collection, rather than being grouped under headings. Some interesting recipes include mock turtle soup, a "floating island", lemon cheese cake, French bread, orange marmalade, cowslip wine, pickled cabbage, stewed oysters, fish sauce, lobster sauce, potted shrimps, calf&#39;s foot jelly, cheese fondu, numerous ice creams, jellies, and custards, lavender water, and a yeast recipe. Most entries are concise, as is this one for lemon custard: "Take the juice of 3 lemons, with 4 oz of fine sugar, heat a pint of cream scalding hot, pour it through a tea pot near a yard high &#150; your lemon juice to be out into a soup plate, and it is best made 10 or 12 hours before you use it". Medical receipts are not grouped under headings, but include treatments for a variety of ailments such as coughs, colds, and sore throats (including one using spermaceti), stomach ulcers, wasp stings, lumbago, tooth ache, burns, consumption, gout, nose bleeds, sprains, and nervous headache. She includes a cure for cancer related by a Mrs. Shakely, "Boil 1/2 a lb of figs in new milk until it is a good deal thickened and that the figs become tender, then split them and apply them as hot as you can bear to the part affected. Whether it be broken or whole the part must be washed every time the poultice is changed, with some of the milk &#150; always change the poultice at least night and morning & drink 1/2 of the milk the figs are boiled in twice a day, if the stomach will bear it&#133; The last person I cured had had the cancer about ten years, and her breast bled exceedingly &#150; 12 lbs of figs cured her". Also included are instructions for preparing bath salts, teeth cleansers, bitters, cooling drinks, cold cream, and fixing chalk drawings. Loosely inserted is a late Victorian or Edwardian colour drawing of a serving maid with a tea tray. A varied and interesting source of nineteenth-century culinary arts and domestic medical wisdom.

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        Waverley; or, 'Tis Sixty Years Since. In Three Volumes. Vol. I. [Vol.II] [Vol. III]

      Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. for Archibald Constable.. 1814 Antique-style half calf, spines decorated in gilt, gilt burgundy and brown morocco labels. Three volumes, octavo. [iv], 358, [2]; [iv], 370, [2]; [iv], 371 pp., complete with all three half-titles and subtitles, and the imprint leaves in the first two volumes (not required in third volume which has the imprint at foot of final leaf of text). Preliminary leaves browned, and a few stains in various places, but a very good, attractive copy. The first of the forty or so 'Waverley Novels' was the progenitor and has become the archetype of the historical novel throughout the world. At one blow Scott had established a new literary form; and the basic principles on which Waverley and all his subsequent novels have been disregarded only at the peril of artistic failure. Scott recognized that the historical novel has to guard against lapsing into the improbabilities of the 'gothick' novel .... as well as competing with the history books proper. He therefore wisely decided that the historical novel must be set against a factual background ... but not to overload it with documentary details which would only retard and probably obscure the imaginary narrative .... The success of all the 'Waverley Novels' was instantaneous, not only in England and Scotland, but also in the United States where pirated editions, and in Europe where German and French translations, swamped the market" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 273).

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        Vie politique de tous les députés a la Convention Nationale, pendant et après la Révolution. Ouvrage dans lequel on trouve la preuve que dans le procès de Louis XVI la peine de mort avait été rejetée à une majorité

      Paris, Saintmichel, 1814.. 1814. XVI, 439(1) pp. Mottled calf, richly gilt.-ruled & gilt-tooled spine and sides, 5 raised bands gilt-tooled; contrasting gilt-lettered morocco letterpiece, gilt turn-ins, mrbld. endpapers with matching mrbld. edges. Binder&#39;s sign gilt-lettered on lower spine-end: "SIMIER R.DU ROI". ¶ * The book lists the deputies to the "Convention Nationale" in alphabetical order, with their "vitae" and their stand taken in the death-penalty case of Louis XVI. * A beautiful book in a NEAR FINE CONDITION AND IN A SUPERB BINDING. ¶ ¶ BARBIER 19092. QUÉRARD, Les Supercheries, III, p. 286. More pictures available. ** Collation en langue française sur demande. ÉTAT DE CONSERVATION ABSOLUMENT EXCEPTIONNEL. Pour le relieur, René Simier, voyez wikipediafr.: il devint relieur de l impératrice Marie-Louise puis, à la Restauration , relieur du roi, ainsi que sous Louis-Philippe .

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        (Walter)] [The Waverley Novels.]

      Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne..., 1814-32 . first editions, 23 Works in 74 Vols., 12mo. and 8vo., with all half-titles, most with earliest issue points but for Ivanhoe (second issue, with correction at vol.i p.xv), terminal ads. discarded, contents in excellent state; early full polished calf, gilt, red and green morocco labels, m.e., fine From the Hirsel Library of the Home family (no strangers to Scott), with their armorial bookplate and library label in the first volume. Next year will mark the bicentenary of the publication of Waverley.

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        Views of Australian Scenery

      London,: G. & W. Nicol,, 1814.. Oblong folio, nine engraved plates, without a title-page as issued; original white wrappers with titling label printed in gold on black gloss paper bound in, full red morocco by Sangorski, gilt. An attractive copy of the separate publication of views of Australia made by William Westall, the official artist on the Flinders voyage. These are the first records of Australian landscape to be made by a Royal Academy artist.William Westall (1781-1850) was recommended by Benjamin West, president of the Royal Academy, for appointment as landscape artist to Matthew Flinders's voyage in the Investigator. Their circumnavigation of Australia from 1801 to 1803 was a momentous undertaking and the views prepared on the voyage constitute in most instances the earliest European depictions of parts of Australia.Westall completed about one hundred and forty sketches and watercolours during the voyage. In 1811 Matthew Flinders, in conference with Sir Joseph Banks and the artist, chose just nine of them to be worked up into oil paintings for the Admiralty. The selected views were also engraved by Byrne as illustrations for the official account, published in 1814. The views are: Kangaroo Island, Malay Road, Wreck-Reef Bank, Murray's Islands, King George's Sound, Port Jackson, Port Bowen, Gulf of Carpentaria, and Port Lincoln.There were two issues of this separate publication of the views: this one, which sold for fifteen shillings, and a larger paper issue which sold for one guinea.

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        Edinburgh. A View of the Old Town, taken from Princes Street

      Edinburgh: published by Daniel McIntosh, sold in London by Boydell & Co., and Colnaghi & Co., 1 August 1814. Aquatint, printed in brown ink, coloured by hand, by John Clark. 14 1/4 x 21 1/2 inches. 18 9/16 x 24 11/16 inches. A lively view of Georgian Edinburgh. A fine view of a windy day on one of the most fashionable streets of the period: in the foreground a stagecoach is leaving, laden with passengers and apparently pursued by a late-comer who gestures in an attempt to attract the attention of anyone on the coach. More serenely, the coach is flanked by fashionable Edinburgh going about its daily business. This view may be seen as a precursor to John Clark&#39;s own Views in Scotland published in London between 1824 and 1825 with a total of 35 plates. A 19th century gazetteer notes that &#39;Edinburgh presents, from almost every point of view whence it can be viewed such scenic and architectural groupings as are perhaps unrivalled in any existing city in the world. It possesses attractions peculiarly its own, and fixes the gaze and challenges the admiration of a spectator by displays of general excellence, unaided by the sumptuousness of any one object, and undergraded by the deteriorations from its prevailing style of magnificence.&#39; (Fullarton [publisher&#39;s] A Gazetteer of the World 1856, III, p.140).

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        De L&#146;Allemagne&#133;Seconde Édition

      Paris: H.Nicolle & Mame Frères, 1814., 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&#146;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&#146;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.. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes

      London,: Edward Orme,, 1814.. Quarto, 160 pages letterpress without pagination, 100 handcoloured aquatints with the 1813 New South Wales supplement bound at rear (this comprising separate title-page, dedication leaf, 10 handcoloured aquatints and 14 letterpress pages); a fine copy of the early issue with watermarks dated 1811 in a handsome contemporary binding of half green russia (joints and extremities a bit worn), spine in compartments with gilt lettering and ornament. Beautifully preserved copy of one of the outstanding aquatint books of the early nineteenth century containing a remarkable suite of ten plates depicting Aboriginal life and customs with detailed letterpress descriptions.This is the first edition of Foreign Field Sports, a collection of 100 hunting scenes from cultures across the globe, including Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. This complete edition includes the 'Field Sports, &c. &c. Of the Native Inhabitants of New South Wales' separately published by Edward Orme the previous year. It comprises ten plates of Aboriginal hunting and ceremonial scenes with descriptive letterpress, separate title-page and a dedication leaf to Governor Bligh.The ten scenes are remarkable in the history of early colonial Australian art, offering good natured and unprejudiced depictions of Aboriginal life in an era when pejorative representation was the norm. The scenes include smoking out possums, a kangaroo hunt, spearing birds on the wing, fishing from canoes, a native dance, painted warriors, men in single combat and an idyllic night scene. Delicately hand-coloured and expertly printed, the ten plates 'are without question the most attractive and sympathetic of the early European depictions of the native inhabitants' (Australian Rare Books p.280).Although the dedication leaf and plates are signed by John Heaviside Clarke, there is little doubt he is not the artist responsible for the Aboriginal plates and their accompanying text. Clarke was a commercial artist working in London, turning original sketches into finished drawings ready for the engraving process.For decades controversy has surrounded the true identity of the artist of the Aboriginal studies. In Australian Rare Books, Wantrup argues convincingly for the natural history illustrator John Lewin, and explains the stylistic differences between Lewin's known work and the plates in this volume to the conventions and discretionary modifications made by Clark and his engraver. Wantrup maintains the artist must have experienced prolonged contact with the Aboriginal peoples of the Sydney region to produce studies of such detail, and through a process of elimination leaves Lewin as the only reasonable candidate. Nonetheless, Richard Neville, in his recently published monograph on Lewin, disagrees with this attribution on the basis of stylistic and aesthetic considerations. While the identity of the artist remains contentious, these depictions of Aboriginal life stand apart from contemporary work and remarkable for their sensitivity: 'other artists working in the colony at the time portrayed the Aborigines with grotesque sarcasm...But the drawings in Field Sports demonstrate respect for their dignity and exuberantly innocent humanity' (Australian Rare Books p.281).Aside from its relevance to Australian colonial history, Foreign Field Sports is a testament to the quality of English colour plate book publishing during the early decades of the nineteenth-century, an era that saw other magnificent books such as Ackermann's Microcosm of London. Competition between publishers produced unprecedented technical and artistic excellence, especially in the perfection of professional handcolouring techniques (of which Foreign Field Sports is a paradigm example). These volumes were expensive in their own time, often priced at several guineas a volume, and took pride of place in private book collections.Abbey 'Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860', 2; Ferguson, 577; Tooley, 224; Wantrup, 213b.

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      London. 1814.. Two volumes. xxxvi,358; [2],[359]-751pp. plus twenty-four handcolored stipple-engraved plates, one plate signed as being by W. Hooker after Pursh, a second signed as by and after Hooker, the others unsigned; with [6]pp. of advertisements, not found in all copies. With [2]pp. of manuscript notes bound in at the end of the second volume. Modern half calf and cloth, spines gilt, leather labels. 19th-century library stamp on verso of titlepages. A few contemporary notations in text. Light scattered foxing and soiling. Very good. A landmark work in early American botany, the first to publish the findings of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and a book which has been called by one botanical historian "amazingly brilliant." Born in Saxony, Pursh came to America in 1799. Aided by Benjamin Smith Barton, he made two memorable journeys of botanical exploration in 1806 and 1807. On his return from the second journey in 1807 he took over the running of David Hosack&#39;s Elgin Botanic Garden in New York. He remained in the United States until 1811, when he sailed for England in an attempt to arrange for the publication of the present work. In 1806, Pursh met Meriwether Lewis, who gave him a collection of dried plants gathered on the expedition, "in order to describe and figure those I thought new, for the purpose of inserting them in his travels, which he was then engaging for the press." It is unclear why Lewis would choose Pursh to turn the specimens over to. He may have intended that they go to Barton, for whom Pursh then worked. In any case, the death of Lewis and the delay in publication of the account of the expedition led Pursh to incorporate the Lewis and Clark material into his own work, where the material from the expedition and the locations where Lewis gathered it are carefully noted, with specimens identified as "in Herb. Lewis." Pursh&#39;s work is important for eastern botany as well, but its greatest contribution is the material relating to Lewis and Clark, and the publication of the first extensive observations on the botany along the route of their expedition. A fascinating feature of the work is the narrative preface in which Pursh gives some detail of his life and travels in the Americas, mentions the botanists he encountered, and gives a description of the sources he consulted in England after his arrival in 1811. Pursh returned to North America and died in Montreal in 1820. This copy contains two pages of manuscript notes describing, in scientific fashion, two different species of orchid. A unique addition to this important work. MEISEL II, pp.92-93; III, 374. McKelvey, BOTANICAL EXPLORATION, pp.73-83. PRITZEL 7370. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 8404. BRADLEY BIBLIOGRAPHY I:306. NISSEN (BBI) 1570. SABIN 66728. STAFLEU & COWAN TL2 8404.

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