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

      M. Carey,, Philadelphia: 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.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, with copious marginal references with Commentary by Thomas Scott

      William W. Woodward, 1814. Hardcover. Very Good. Complete 5-Volume set. Dodge & Sayre, New York, 1814. 4to. Bound in contemporary full leather with red gilded sections to spine. 5 raised bands on spine. 6 compartments. Minor shelfwear. Good bindings and covers to each volume. Chipping and loss to the head and tail of spine on each volume. Contemporary bookplate on inside board of Isaac Howe. Clean, unmarked pages with toning. Please feel free to view our photographs.

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        Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the Russians: Illustrated in sixty-four coloured engravings, with descriptions

      London: Printed for John Murray by W. Bulmer & Co., 1814. First edition. Three quarter later navy blue pebbled morocco over blue cloth boards, four raised bands with gilt links, four medallions, and titles in gilt, recent endpapers. Minor foxing to the title page else a fine bright copy. Sm. 4to. Illus. with 64 hand-colored plates. The exquisite plates are "copied from a series of engravings begun at Petersburg in 1776, and finished in 1779, under the care, and at the expense of C.W. Müller" (preface). They range over the Russian peoples in the 18th century including: seventeen plates of the Finns and related tribes; eighteen of the Tartars; fifteen of the nations of the Samoyeds and fourteen of the Kalmuks, Mongols and other smaller tribes. A later, more common edition, appeared about 1823. Tooley 377. Lipperheide Kaa 32. Colas 2358. Hiler 16.

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

      London: printed for John Murray by W. Bulmer & Co, '1814' [but later, plates watermarked 1819]. Quarto. (9 3/8 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 fine copy of this fascinating work. This extraordinary work covers a huge range of social types from 'The Sovereign' to a chimney sweep, a judge to the licensed man that watered and fed the horses pulling the hackney carriages. The images and related text on the lower classes in general and the street vendors in particular are probably the most interesting. They picture and describe people who do not appear in conventional histories of the period, and offer a window into real life on the streets at the beginning of the 19th century. Colas notes that the plates are engraved from earlier images by William Henry Pyne, presumably those published in his The Costume of Great Britain (London: 1804, 60 plates). Pyne's work was evidently a major source for this work, as a comparison of the titles to the plates shows, but there are also a significant number of military subjects that are not in Pyne's work, suggesting a variety of sources. The plates have been executed with a refreshing liveliness and freedom that is not usually seen in books of this type, but which is typical of William Alexander's etched and engraved work. Colas II, 2357; Lipperheide Gca 21; Tooley 374.

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        Key Signs A Promissory Note At The Same Time He Pens The National Anthem

      DS. 2pg. 1814. Washington City. A promissory note signed ?F S Key? on the verso. The front of the document, done in a different hand, states ?Washington City 8th June 1814 $250.54 Three months after date I promise to pay Francis S Key Esq or order two hundred forty dollars and fifty-four cents value received. James S. Morsell?. It is pen cancelled with ?x?s on the front. On the back, there are two notations indicating that the debt was paid, and there are two dates on it, ?Sep 8 1814? and ?Sept 12?, which was three months after the original promissory note was issued. The historically important thing here is that Key must have signed the note at about the same time, which was also the same week that he wrote the National Anthem. In August 1814, the British burned Washington, DC and captured prisoners. Key, a prominent attorney, was authorized by President James Madison to ask the British to release some of the Americans. On September 7, 1814, Key and his friend John Stuart Skinner rowed out to the British flagship HMS Tonnant and spoke to Major General Robert Ross over dinner. At first, General Ross was reluctant to release Dr. William Beanes, but he finally relented after being shown letters that Dr. Beanes had treated British soldiers kindly. At this meal, however, Key and Skinner heard about the British plans to attack Baltimore in a few days hence, and the British decided to keep the duo aboard the ship so they could not divulge the attack plans. At 6:30 AM on September 13, the British began a twenty-five hour bombardment of Baltimore?s Fort McHenry, and Key witnessed it from the warship. Through ?the dawn?s early light? on the morning of September 14th, Key saw a giant American flag still waving over the American fort and was inspired to write his famous poem on the back of a letter he was carrying. Key was released on September 16th, and his composition, originally entitled ?The Defence of Fort McHenry,? was published the next month. Most likely, Key signed this promissory note within days of his release by the British, and the two dates, written on the back in a different hand, were done while he was in British custody. Morsell was an United States Federal Judge, and it seems strange that he would borrow money from a lawyer.

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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        The Defence of Fort McHenry" ["The Star-Spangled Banner"] in THE ANALECTIC MAGAZINE (November, 1814)

      Philadelphia: Moses Thomas, 1814. First Edition. Hardcover. 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. 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.

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      Buffalo. July 10, 1814.. [2]pp. Folio, on a folded folio sheet. Docketed on verso. Old fold lines. Some slight paper loss at folds, minutely affecting closing signature. Minor soiling. Very good. This detailed letter describes the Battle of Chippawa, a key engagement in the war of 1812. Written by a participant, A. Callender, it is addressed to Levi Callender, possibly the author's brother. Levi Callender was a member of the New York State Assembly, representing Greene County from 1816 to 1817. In the summer of 1814 the War of 1812 was deadlocked, but the Americans could see that the British would soon be reinforced by seasoned troops freed up by the defeat of Napoleon. Winfield Scott, who had worked hard to drill discipline into the American forces, decided to launch an invasion of Canada along the Niagara River while the British forces were still weak. The Battle of Chippawa soon resulted. The Americans, led by Maj. Gen. Jacob Brown and Brig. Gen. Winfield Scott, engaged the British troops led by Maj. Gen. Phineas Riall early on July 5, 1814. Due to a misunderstanding of uniforms, Riall assumed he was opposing grey- clad militiamen, when in truth he was fighting more disciplined regulars, the result of Scott's drilling. After the American lines refused to retreat, he is famously reputed to have exclaimed, "Those are regulars, by God!" After a fierce exchange of fire, lasting about half an hour, Riall and the British troops fled the field, leaving many casualties behind them. Callender describes the carnage in his letter: "I just drop a few words to you relating to our arms, our Army under the command of Maj. Gen. Brown, Brig. Gen. Scott & Ripley. Crossed the Niagara on the eve of the 2nd and on the third Fort Erie was surrendered without opposition in which were about 150 men. On the next day our Army passed down the Niagara met with some little opposition at Black Creek about 12 miles down river, but the British retired to Chippeway where they had a strong and well fortified position. On the 5th Inst. they marched out of Chippeway and met our Army about two miles and a half above, where Gen. Scott's Brigade, the Seneca Indians, and the Pennsylvania Volunteers engaged them and after a severe engagement of near two hours the British were obliged to retire leaving as report says three hundred dead and wounded on the field. Our loss in killed is stated at 71, wounded 150, many severely. All the wounded capable of being removed have been conveyed to this place and it is a shocking sight to behold. Some with one leg, some with one arm, many shot through the body. Arms, legs and in fact every part of body mangled. One was tomahawked in five places through the scull [sic] was brought here alive. Likewise three that were scalped, all save one of which have since died. The British have since evacuated Chippeway, our Army in pursuit &c. The groans of the wounded and dying are constantly sounding in our ears. We have an Officer in our house which was shot through the body which we expect will not survive many days....I write this in great haste knowing you would be anxious to hear from this frontier." A graphic, firsthand description of a key action in the War of 1812.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Sketches on a tour to Copenhagen, through Norway and Sweden , interspersed with historical and other anecdotes of public and private characters. To which is added an appendix relative to the present political state of Norway.

      Ldn., Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown etc. etc.. 1814. 4to. Nyere grønt helskinnbind med opphøyde ryggbånd og ryggforgylling. (14), 224, cxxxii s.. Schiötz 1193 a *. Som i de fleste eksemplarer mangler smusstittebladet også her

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        Captain Cook's Three Voyages to the Pacific Ocean. The First performed in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770 & 1771; the Second in 1772, 1773, 1774 & 1775: the Third and Last in 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 & 1780. Faithfully Abridged from the Quarto Editions

      New York:: E. Duyckinck, no. 102 Pearl-Street,. 1814.. Hardcover. A scarce little New York edition of Cook's three voyages. Two volumes, 12mo. Pp (i-vii) (1) 9-344, frontispiece full-length portrait of Cook engraved by Scoles (&) (iv) 375pp, frontispiece "The Death of Captain Cook". Further title: "Complete in two volumes." ; "Containing a particular relation of all the interesting transactions during the several voyages to which is prefixed The life of Captain Cook."; "Illustrated with handsome copperplate engravings."& & Contemporary full brown calf rubbed, red gilt title labels, spines chipped at top of both volumes, rubbed, hinge rubbed but holding, text a little browned, with a burn in the margin of pp231-245 of vol 1. Beddie 82; Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 31233. & & One copy is noted in Trove, at the Mitchell Library (Libraries Australia ID 22208322). With previous owner inscriptions in pencil on the ffep, from the Winslow(e) family.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        A Voyage Round Great Britain. [Lands End, Wales to Scottish border. 2 vols]

      Paternoster-Row; and no 9, Cleveland-Street, Fitzroy-Sqaure, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. and William Daniell, 1814 Lands End, then west along Welsh coast up to the Scottish Border, VG, 49 plates, 1814. 2 volumes bound as one. In modern tan half calf with brown cloth boards, some blind tooling, corners and edges faded slightly, some minor wear. Spine has raised bands, faded a little, gilt title. Internally, new end papers, bookplate of the Earl of Sefton to fpd, engraved dedication page present, [2], (v), [2], 215 pp, [3] includes errata sheet, 28 plates (26 coloured, 1 un-coloured). Vol 2, [3], 4-223 pp, [1] plate list, 21 plates (of 30, having blanks in place of missing plates). Plates dated 1814, 15 & 16, some very minimal light water stains to some page edges. A lovely copy, superb plates clean and visually stunning! Uncommon. From the Earl of Sefton collection. (Abbey 16. Allibone 86. Tooley 177. Ben Cohen 98 for a later edition). Title continues: Undertaken in the Summer of the year 1813, and commencing from the Land's-End, Cornwall. With a series of Views, Illustrative of the Character and Prominent Features of the Coast, Drawn and Engraved by William Daniell. Ayton, playwright and writer & Daniell, landscape painter and engraver. See ODNB

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE GRAND FESTIVAL AT YARMOUTH, on Tuesday, the 19th of April, 1814 :

      Yarmouth, printed and published by J. Keymer, 1814.. with an APPENDIX containing copies of all the handbills which were published on the occasions, a list of the subscribers and an account of the expenditure. 1814, 8vo, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, 2 folding plates, 72 pages, original publisher's boards, pink printed label to upper cover, first page of text has large pictorial engraved initial with heading printed in red. Spine rubbed and upper hinge beginning to split, covers still holding firmly, shelf wear to edges, corners bumped and worn, covers dusty with some small marks and pale stains, 1 inch loss to outer margin of first free endpaper, a few page edges dusty, some with tiny closed tears, otherwise a very good copy still in its original boards. Festival in Cellebration of the defeat of Napoleon Buonapart. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The Life of Nelson

      London, Printed for John Murray, Bookseller to the Admiralty and to the Board of Longitude, , 1814. Duodecimo (162mm x 100mm) contemporary red full straight-grained morocco, broad rolled panels in gilt and blind to the sides, flat spines gilt in compartments, just a little rubbed at the extremities, a.e.g, green silk page-markers. Engraved portrait frontispiece to Volume I, frontispiece of Volume II with five facsimile signatures. Light browning, otherwise very good. A really pleasing set. Second edition. "Southey constructed an early-nineteenth century hero as a model for the young - in his words, a "patriotic manual". He told a friend that he would write "such a life of Nelson as shall be put into the hands of every youth destined for the Navy." [Knight The Pursuit of Victory p.542] As it most assuredly was, and many more besides, coming to dominate the Nelson biography market, perpetually in print. Elegantly written and surprisingly even-handed on the issue of the Neapolitan Jacobins.

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        En Blick på Norriges närvarande Belägenhet och Interesse, samt hela den Skandinaviska Half-Øns derpå grundade Väntan och Hopp. Øfversättning.

      Fredrikshall. Tryckt i Fredrikshall hos Directeuren Peter Sohm. 1814. 8vo. Blått, nyere helshirtingbind. Ubeskåret. (4), 35, (1) s.. Anker Nilsen 820. Sjelden. Skal ha blitt supprimert

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        Dunluce Castle. A Poem in Four Parts

      (Ickham, Kent): Lee Priory Press, 1814. Large quarto. (viii), 68pp. One of 100 copies, this being one of a few copies on large paper. With wood-engraved title page vignette and endpieces, and borders to every page. Sir Egerton Brydges, with John Johnson and John Warwick as printers, founded the Press, which lasted ten years and printed about fifty books in editions of under 100, to furnish "the literary collectors with reprints... in which there shall be an attempt to add beauty of typography and wood-engraving." Lee Priory is considered to be the earliest press of the private press movement. Internally a fine copy in original morocco-backed brown boards, which show moderate edgewear and strengthening to inner hinges.

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        The Self-Interpreting Bible

      London. R. Evans, 1814 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce and lavish folio edition of John Brown's famousSelf Interpreting BibleWith engraved title page, frontispiece, and thirty-eight further engraved plates (collated complete). The Self Interpreting Bible was Brown's most significant work, and it remained in print (edited by others), until well into the twentieth century. The objective of providing a commentary for ordinary people was very successful. The idea that the Bible was self-interpreting involved copious marginal references, especially comparing one scriptural statement with another. Brown also provided a substantial introduction to the Bible, and added an explication and reflections for each chapter. A measure of its popularity is that it was translated into Welsh, and its appearance in Robert Burns's Epistle to James Tennant. With family register of the Wilson Family from Clifton Campville, Stafford to the front endpapers of volume II, and ink signature of 'John Wilson, Dirleton, 1817' to front pasedowns. One volume bound in two (complete). Condition: In tree-calf bindings. Externally, smart with lovely colour, though with some bumping, a few marks and some slight rubbing. Hinges are strained. Internally, generally firmly bound. Ink inscriptions to front pastedown, recto of front free-endpaper, with extensive ink annotations to the endpapers of volume II. Closed tears and slight lossto frontispiece of volume I, and loss to engraved title page. Pages are foxed throughout. Overall:GOOD.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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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.

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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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