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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 aradergalleries.com .

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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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        FLORA AMERICAE SEPTENTRIONALIS; OR, A SYSTEMATIC ARRANGEMENT AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PLANTS OF NORTH AMERICA

      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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        Kunopaedia. A Practical Essay on Breaking or Training the English Spaniel or Pointer. With Instructions for Attaining the Art of Shooting Flying

      Printed for the Editor London: Printed for the Editor. 1814. First. First edition. Tall octavo. Original boards. 235pp. Wood engraved frontispiece. New paper spine with facsimile paper spine label. Uncut. Very near fine, a very attractive copy. .

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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

      E. Duyckinck no. 102 Pearl Street 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.

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        SUISEKI GAFU

      1814. Good. [EHON] Sato SUISEKI. SUISEKI GAFU. Bunka 11 [1814]. 25.6 X 18.8 cm. This copy of the first series of Suiseki's gafu of figures is a classic of the Shijo genre, universally praised. [See Mitchell pp 505,6; Hillier Vol.2, pp. 753-6; Holloway 51; Ryerson 379; Brown p.93] This copy is of a very good impression with excellent color. It differs from the Mitchell copy at page 505 as follows: It has yellow covers and the one page sumi images of pine and bamboo before and after the 40 color pages of "occupations" are replaced by a blank page instead of the pine print and Suiseki's printed signature and seal instead of the bamboo. There is no printed title label. This copy does have the "shotei" seal on the hashira throughout. Finally the colophon does list the same publishers as Mitchell's but Suiseki's name and seal appear the page before (instead of the bamboo design, as above) There is no mention of the nihen and sampen versions to come. The prefatory material and first five color images have very light waterstains. Overall, a very nice copy in a good printing and excellent colors of this cornerstone work of Shijo illustration. A very scarce and important work.

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        Fables?

      de l'Imprimerie de la Veuve Bodoni 1814 Due volumi in folio (cm. 46,5), pp. (14) iv, 1, lxxxi, 211; (8) 366 + 1 cb. Esemplare non legato dall'origine, a quaderni sciolti. Contenuto in un'elegente scatola moderna con titoli su tasselli. In eccellente stato di conservazione, ad ampi margini ed a carte candide. Elegante e splendida edizione bodoniana. Cfr. Brunet (III, 754): "Edition magnifique"; Brooks (1149): "E' una delle più belle Edizioni Bodoniane". Interessante anche per la forma in cui viene presentato... come appena uscito dai torchi. Impresso per ordine di sua Maestà Joachin Napoléon, re del Regno delle Due Sicilie.

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        A Treatise on the Breeding and Management of Bees, to the greatest advantage. Interspersed with important observations adapted to general use deduced from a series of experiments during thirty years: A new Ed.;

      London, for Lackington Allen & Co., 1814.. HARDBACK, new half-calf with marbled boards, gilt lettering on spine labels, frontispiece (= plate 1), pages: xvi, 272, fore- and bottom edges uncut but opened, plates 2, 110mm x 190mm (4.25" x 7.5"), former owners name and blind-embossed stamp on title-page, light staining to page fore- and top edges, occasional light spots, otherwise a very fine copy. Scarce. From the S A Baldwin Bee Library. British Bee Books No. 154.

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        The new practical navigator

      Dessiou Joseph 1814 Being a complete epitome of navigation. - in 8° - pp.XVI + 336 + XXIX tavole - Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso - Un ritratto in bianco nero all'antiporta. Illustrazioni nel testo. 9 tavole fuori testo. - Testo in inglese - Esemplare interessante in buono stato di conservazione. - Leggeri segni d'uso alla legatura. Strappetto all'antiporta e al frontespizio. Note di appartenenza alle prime pagine. Ingialliture alle tavole e ai tagli - Due tavole ripiegate fuori testo in bianco nero.

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        Inno / per il Felice Ritorno di S.A.R. Il Gran Duca di Toscana / Ferdinando Terzo / Composto dal Sir.re Gaetano Andreozzi / Dedicato dal Medesimo / al al Sublime Merito / dell'III.ma Sig.ra Marchese Torrigiani.

      Roma-Firenze, appresso Gio. Chiari, cartolaio e stampatore (: trascrizione in matita della nota edit. rimasta al di sotto della rifilatura del margine inf. della cop. ant.), s.d. (1814), in-8, formato album, copertina in br., cc. 17 + una vuota. Partitura manoscritta per voce (3 soprani) ed arpe. Incipit letterario: "Felice a noi giungesti". Bella cop. ill. da incisione a col. con animata scena di musica da camera: al centro musicisti in prova (violini, contrabbasso, oboe) raccolti presso uno strumento a tastiera su cui sono vari spartiti di musica; i personaggi sono divisi in gruppi: a sinistra entrano due visitatrici; due fanciulle in abiti di foggia neoclassica discorrono al centro; sulla destra si accolgono due giovani, mentre uno si trova presso un tavolo con spartito e calamaio. Nel medaglione (ornato di festone con motto "Poseata resurgo" e d'un pellicano con piccoli) sovrastante la scena, iscrizione "Inno". Nel margine b. sup. manoscritto: C. N. 1. Timbro a monogramma calligrafato (Torrigiani) in basso a destra. Andreozzi, detto Jommellino poichè nipote di N. Jommelli, si formò al Conservatorio della Pietà dei Turchini, ma fù poi a Roma, in Russia, Spagna, Parigi; a Firenze pubblicò il suo primo dramma nel 1781; poi altre 8 opere, fra cui "Bajazet", data al Teatro Ducale nel 1783; nel 1786 sposò la cantante Anna Di Santi, fiorentina, e pubblicò la partitura dei "Sei quartetti per due violini, viola e basso".

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        Le Moniteur Secret ou Tableau de la Cour de Napoléon (2 Tomes - Complet) [ Suivi de : ] Réflexions sur Napoléon Buonaparte ; précédées d'une notice concernant le caractère français ; par J.-L. Rivière, Officier de Santé, Oculiste, Dentiste, etc.

      De l'Imprimerie de Schulze et Dean Chez Delaunay, Dentu, Lenormant 1814 Le Moniteur Secret ou Tableau de la Cour de Napoléon, de son caractère, et de celui de ses Agens (2 Tomes - Complet) [ Suivi de : ]1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-basane marron, Le Moniteur Secret : De l'Imprimerie de Schulze et Dean, Londres, Chez les Marchands de Nouveautés, Paris, 1814, 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), iv-263 pp. ; 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), 267 pp. / Réflexions sur Napoléon Buonaparte : Chez Delaunay, Dentu, Lenormant, Paris, 1814, 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), 134 pp. Edition originale. L'ouvrage de Rivière, faisant suite au célèbre pamphlet de Couchery, est rare. Etat très satisfaisant (dos et coupes frottés) Français

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        Le Eroidi ovvero le pistole delle eroine

      Stamperia dell'Università degli Studi 1814 Libera traduzione poetica con note ed osservazioni di Gioacchino Fernandez colle risposte degli eroi, opera dello stesso - in 16° - pp.XVIII; 102 + 235 + 224 + 112 + 46 - Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso - 4 volumi - Bella incisione di Ant. Zacco in bianco nero all'antiporta. - Esemplare ben conservato. - Abrasioni alla legatura. Rare e leggere ingialliture alle pagine. - Nell'ultimo volume: " Sonetti ed epigrammi. Ai Signori John Newton e William Robertson l'autore dedica ". Sul Mira si legge: "Vi sono ancora le risposte a dette Epistole composte dal Fernandez ed altri suoi versi latini in fondo a questa edizione" Mira I, pag. 349

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        LONDON IN MINIATURE. With Engravings of its Public Buildings and Antiquities, from Drawing by Alfred Mills.

      96 pages Illustrated with 47 full-page engraved plates. Original printed pink paper-covered boards. 6.5 x 5.8 cm. First edition. Slight wear at heel of spine; boards a little rubbed and worn; corner of front endpaper creased; else a very good copy of this miniature book for children. Darton G648(1). Bondy page 65.

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        Traité de paix entre Sa Majesté le Roi de Suède d'une part et Sa Majesté le Roi de Dannemarc, de l'autre, fait et conclu à Kiel le 14 Janvier 1814.

      U. st. 1814. Liten 4to. Moderne marmorert kartonasjebd. med tittelfelt i skinn. 19, (1 bl.) s.. 1 side løs

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

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        Svenska folk-visor från forntiden, samlade och utgifne.

      I-III & noter. Sthlm, Strinnholm och Häggström respektive Z. Haeggström respektive Kongl. privilegierade not tryckeriet, 1814-(18). 8:o respektive 4:o. Grav. titelblad,(2),LXVIII,249,(1) + (4),258,260-64,264-304,(2) + 254,(2) s. + 31 + 28 + 30 grav. notsidor. Fyra nötta samtida hfrbd med rikt guldornerade ryggar, titeletiketter av glättad papp och stänkta snitt. Ryggen till notbilagan skadad överst och dess titeletikett naggad. Smärre lagerfläckar, mest i del I. I del I har s. XLIX ett avrivet övre hörn och s. LIX-LX en liten bläckfläck. Del II med en solkfläck i övre marginalen på s. 179. Med Thorsten Laurins exlibris.. Det graverade titelbladet föreställer en blind sångare med harpa på macphersonskt manér. Tredje delen har också undertiteln "med öfversättning av motsvarande skotska folksånger". Likheterna mellan den skotska och svenska folkpoesin ses som "tydliga vittnen om en tid, då alla dessa nordiska folk, som bebodde Östersjöns och Nordsjöns öar och stränder hade språk och litteratur gemensamt"

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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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        SELECTIONS OF THE ANCIENT COSTUME OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND. From the Seventh to the Sixteenth Century, out of the collection in the possession of the author.

      First Edition. William Bulmer (Shakespeare-Press). 1814.. ppc200. Folio. Illustrated with 60 hand coloured aquatint plates also hand coloured title, slight browning to end papers, original gilt panelled straight grained morocco and gilt extra boards, aeg, with some slight rubbing, otherwise VG. The 'Anglo Saxon Woman' plate has a small stain on its top corner, else the book is a Near Fine copy. This is the best copy on the market in the last 20 years.CCJS2002 US$0

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

      8°, 1 Bl., LXXIV, 356 S. mit gestoch. Titelporträt u. 6 auklappbare Kupfertafeln (2 teilkol.)., Kart. d. Zeit, Name auf. Vors., etwas wasserrändig u. fleckig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe. - Ohne den 1815 erschienenen 2. Band von Wolfart, der die "Erläuterungen zum Mesmerismus" enthält. - Mesmers Haupt- und Lebenswerk. - Waller 6506; Hirsch/H. IV, 179-81; Tischner, Mesmer 31. - "Das nicht wenig Aufsehen erregende Werk" (Hirsch) erschien ein Jahr vor dem Tode Mesmers. Wolfahrt hatte Mesmer im Auftrag der preußischen Kommision (unter dem Vorbesitz von Hufeland) 1812 in der Schweiz besucht und dort das Manuskript in deutscher und französischer Sprache erhalten. Mesmer faßt "nochmals seine ganze Theorie zusammen und bringt auch noch in mehrfacher Hinsicht Neues" (Tischner).[Dank an den Kollegen Franz Hartleitner fürs abschreiben.] Franz manchmal auch Friedrich Anton Mesmer (1734 in Iznang am Bodensee; ? 5. März 1815 in Meersburg) Arzt, Heiler und der Begründer der Lehre vom animalischen Magnetismus, auch Mesmerismus genannt.

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        THE BRITISH BIBLIOGRAPHER.

      Four volumes. Vol' I: x, 588pp. Four full-page engraved plates. Vol' 2: x, 664pp. One engraved full-page plate. Vol' III: [iv], 20, xxx, [viii], 119[120], [4], xxxvi,[xvi], 248pp. Vol' IV: [2], xii, 400, 260pp. Two engraved full-page plates. Bound in 1964 for the Royal Institution in full blue buckram gilt, with their arms in gilt at the base of the spines. The rear endpaper of Vol' I one has their 'disposed' stamp. First editions. One from a limited printing of 250 sets in octavo. A very good plus set of this scarce work.Contains full printings of Tusser's 'A Hundreth good pointes of husbandrie.' 'The Paradyse of dainty devises.' 'England's Helicon.' And John Higgins's 'The Mirour for Magistrates.'

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        Vitterhets-nöjen.

      I-II. Sthlm, O. Grahn, 1814-17. 8:o. (8),348 + (8),278,(2 blanka) s. Samtida ngt nött hfrbd med vackert och rikt guldornerad rygg samt titeletikett i glättad papp. Gula snitt. Ryggen ngt torr och småfläckig samt delvis med ytlig sprickbildning. Aningen nära skuren i yttermarginalen. Första delen delvis lager- och brunfläckig, andra delen med enstaka småfläckar. Pappersförlust i nederkant på s. 135 och ett litet hål i marginalen på s. 221 i del I. I del II är hörnet bortrivet på s. 259 med liten textförlust. Med A. M. Rönquists namnteckning, Fredric Rönquists stpl (Åkers krutbruk), Sten och Brita Westerbergs blindpressade exlibris i försättsbladet och Nils Nordqvists exlibris. Från Beatelund.. Med en subskribtionslista i del I. Innehåller bl.a. "Lofqväde öfver handelen", "Ode öfver religions-friheten", "Ode öfver slaget vid Svensksund", "Slaget vid Lützen", "Metriska öfversättningar från forntidens skalder", "Minne af Jonas Alströmer", "Svar på frågan: Om ålderdomen är, efter naturens inrättning, ett tillstånd af förlorad sällhet, eller blott ett tillstånd af ombytta föremål derföre?", "Afhandlingar om metriska poesien", "Rhadamist och Zenobi. Tragedi uti fem acter. Öfversatt från Crebillon", "Lofqväde öfver canariefågeln", "Till vänskapen lägrad vid Kellgrens urn", "Tal om språkets æsthetiska värde" och "Om krigs-sånger. Vid tillfälle af rikets ställning år 1808" samt en mängd översättningar och imitationer, delvis i fabelform. Gustaf Regnér (1748-1819) föddes i Östergötland och var ämbetsman, översättare, kritiker och tidskriftsutgivare. Från mitten av 1770-talet var han närmast ett redaktionellt biträde åt Gjörwell och bl.a. delaktig i arbetet bakom "Större sammandrag af alla wettenskaper". Regnér var även medlem i det av Gjörwell grundade Uppfostringssällskapet. Han var vän med Johan Henrik Kellgren och var en av redaktörerna till dennes efterlämnade "Samlade skrifter" 1796. Familjen Rönquist ägde Åkers krutbruk i Södermanland 1828-89

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        Versuch über den politischen Zustand des Königreichs Neu-Spanien, enthaltend Untersuchungen über die Geographie des Landes, über seinen Flächeninhalt und seine neue politischen Eintheilung, über seine allgemeine physische Beschaffenheit, über die Zahl und den sittlichen Zustand seiner Bewohner, über die Fortschritte des Ackerbaues, der Manufacturen und des Handels, über die vorgeschlagenen Canal-Verbindungen zwischen dem antillischen Meere und dem großen Ozean, über die militärische Vertheidigung der Küsten, über die Staatseinkünfte und die Masse edler Metalle, welche seit der Entdecklung von America, gegen Osten und Westen, nach dem alten Continent übergeströmt ist. 5 in 3 Bänden.

      Mit 4 gest. Faltkarten. Pappbde. d. Zt. Goed. VI, 261. 14; Sabin VIII, 33717; Löwenberg 114. - Erste Ausgabe von Humboldts Bericht über seine große Reise mit Bonpland nach Mexiko und Südamerika. Das Werk behandelt u. a. geographische, agrarökonomische, politische und kulturelle Gegebenheiten Amerikas. - Die Karten zeigen Mexiko (80 x 48 cm), die Landenge von Huasacualco, die Panamabucht und die Provinz Choco. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen. Titel alt gestempelt. Etwas braunfleckig.

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        Nouvelles Observation Sur Les Abeilles. (Adresses A.M. Charles Bonnet)

      Paris & Geneve: J.J. Paschoud Libraire 1814. 2 volumes. 2nd edition reviewed, corrected and improved. [4] + 362 + 2 engraved plates; [4] + 479 + [2] +12 engr. plates. Contemporary half leather with slight signs of use. Apart from a marginal cut in first volume final leaf and smudges of second volume final leaf, a remarkable fine copy of the best issue of this famous and rare bee book.. Den største og bedste udgave af 1700-tallets berømte bihåndbog, formet som breve antagelig til Charles Bonnet. Den blinde Sweitzer F. Huber gjorde mange bemærkelseværdige opdagelser vedrørende bihold og var et bemærkelsesværdigt eksempel på, hvordan man med mod og viljestyrke kan overvinde blindhed. Blandt andet beviste han, at bidronningen udvikles fra en arbejder larve. The, since his fifteen years, blind Swiss Huber was called "the father of modern bee science". He designed a famous beehive with movable "leaves" like pages in a book and proved that the bee-queen came from a worker larvae. Huber, who lost his sight in young age, exemplifies how a man of courage can triumph over blindness

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        Discipline. a Novel

      Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsey & Co. for Manners and Miller Edinburgh and Longman Hurst Rees Orme and Brown Londo Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsey & Co. for Manners and Miller, Edinburgh and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1814. First edition. 3 vols., 12mo. [x], 290; [iv], 306; [iv], 292 pp. Original cloth backed boards. Condition: some minor spotting; light rubbing to edges and spines, occasional mild dampstaining, small wormhole in volume one. Provenance: several illegible ownership signatures to titles. Wolff 886 . The second of Mary Brunton's (1778-1818) three novels. "A great novel written in the first person which tells of a spoiled young woman's journey to maturity and love. Great details of the London season and Scottish city and country life. Novel covers great themes such as jealousy, pride, suicide, sexual harassment, the oppression of the poor, true friendship, and true love. The novel includes also a great ball scene, a fashionable auction scene, a wonderful masquerade scene, a scary madhouse scene, and some vivid depictions of the horror of poverty." - Cathy Decker

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        Federalists voice their opposition to the War of 1812

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

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        The History of the Valiant Knight Arthur of Little Britain

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

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        THE CRONICLES OF SCOTLAND PUBLISHED FROM SEVERAL OLD MANUSCRIPTS I-II.

      Archibald Constable anc Co, Edinburgh/Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London, printed by George Ramsay and Co 1814, XXXI+282 + (4)+p283-639, with Preface by John Graham Dalyell. Later 19th century marbeled brown half calf, five raised bands, gilt red title label to spine, marbeled panel and end papers, edges dyed red and waxed; outer hinges weak with cracks at spine ends, panel papers and corners partly have marks of wear, mild staining of age p 160-176, totally some 20 very discrete marginal pencil notes, pencil written gift note on first blank (1952), p285-300 have marginal vertical folding due to book-binder's mishap.. The Cronicles cover the period 1435 to the beginning of 17th century. Robert Lindsay of Pitscottie (1532-1580) author of HISTORIE AND CRONICLES OF SCOTLAND (1436-1565), the later parts continued by the same (1565-75) and others from other sources

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        Tindall&apos;s Yorkshire Farriery, being a treatise on the diseases of horses, with a statement of cases, and applicable recipes, never before published, whereby gentlemen, sportsmen, farmers, and others, having the management of horses, are enabled to apply remedies to the diseases incidental thereto.

      Huddersfield: Printed and Sold by J. Lancashire, 1814.. First edition, [4], vii, [4]-227, [15]pp., with half-title, errata, 12pp., list of subscribers and terminal advertisement leaf for the second edition of Tindall&apos;s "Observations on neat cattle", text age toned with some staining and foxing, orig. boards, recent quarter morocco, spine decorated in blind and gilt, contrasting morocco title label, uncut."Tindall was a country practitioner of the period, but considerably above the average... This work on the horse is merely an advertisement of Tindall&apos;s great skill."&#8212;Fussell. Quite a scarce title, with Copac locating the BL and Science Museum copies only. Fussell III, p.99; Smith III, p.133; Not in Perkins; Dingley, 630.

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        [respondenter]. Analecta ornithologica.

      A.a. I:1-2-II. Lund, litteris Berlingianis, (1814). 4:o. (2),16 + (2),17-30 + (2),31-42 s. Marmorerat pappbd med brandgul ryggtitel i skinn. Någon enstaka småfläck. Med Gunnar Brusewitz exlibris. Saknar 2 grav. plr som här bundits med i faksimil.. Marklin 2-4. Friesen s. 33 och 38. Gunnar Brusewitz har ägnat Nilsson ett kapitel i "Den nöjsamma nyttigheten" där han pekar på dennes betydelse som övergångsgestalt mellan två epoker: "Som yngling hade han studerat hos lärjungar till Linné och själv hade han undervisat och inspirerat unga vetenskapsmän, vilka skulle få betydelse för forskningen i vårt sekel." [...] "1814 publicerade Sven Nilsson - med Retzius' båda söner Anders Adolph och Carl Gustaf som respondenter - avhandlingen Analecta ornithologica. Den lilla skriften består av tre delar av vilka de två första behandlar Skånes 'motacillor' (vilket den tiden inte bara omfattade ärlorna utan också sångarna) samt 'brockfåglarna' - dvs vadarfåglarna. Här beskrivs den hökfärgade sångaren för första gången som svensk fågel. Det var Sven Nilssons första ornitologiska arbete och kanske bidrog det till att han fick ett treårigt privatstipendium på 200 riksdaler av den för naturvetenskapen ömmande greve H. G. Trolle Wachtmeister." Kontakten med Trolle Wachtmeister gav även Nilsson förmånen att kunna använda sig av dennes jägare för att kunna ta del av färskt studiematerial

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        An unusual Massachusetts paper denouncing the Hartford Convention: "Three States, whose recourses, and exports consist only of potatoes, mules and grindstones, to think of giving laws to the Union, is so truly ridiculous, that we can scarcely refrain from laughing when we think of the project

      The November 23, 1814 edition of the Boston Patriot, (Published by Davis C. Ballard), 4pp, 14.5" x 19.75". Light chipping and tears at margins, light toning from dampstains. An unusual issue in that the front page of this decidedly Democratic organ bears a complex engraving lampooning the recently-called Hartford Convention entitled, "COMPARATIVE VIEW, of the AMERICAN CONFEDERATION with the Hartford Convention States." At once side we find the "American Union!!!" topped by an eagle and listing the American states and territories (save for three). To the right we find Massahusetts, Connectciut, and Rhode Island under the banner of the "HARTFORD CONVENTION" which is topped by a crown emblazoned with the words, "DIGNITY" and not so subtlety styled as a "BRITISH UNION." The article reads, in very small part: "It is a painful task to be obliged to expose the weakness of our own native State. But when deluded men advance sentiments of resistance and rebellion to the Union, and talk of their means and power to carry their threats into execution, it is a duty we are compelled to perform&#151;to expose their weakness and want of means to carry their purposes into effect. Three States, whose recourses, and exports consist only of potatoes, mules and grindstones, to think of giving laws to the Union, is so truly ridiculous, that we can scarcely refrain from laughing when we think of the project. We question very much if Don Quixotte ever set out on a more foolish exploit than the Don Quixottes of the Hartford Convention&#133;" The War of 1812 was deeply unpopular in New England as they depended greatly on overseas trade with Great Britain. By 1814, talk of secession abounded, though at the actual convention, held in the fall of 1814, there was little action taken on that front&#151;despite the suspicions of their opponents. In the end, the convention of 26 delegates from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Vermont, did not vote to secede, choosing instead to pass a series of resolutions to present in Washington designed to strengthen New England's position within the Union. When the Conventions' representatives arrived in Washington however, the news of Andrew Jackson's victory at New Orleans and the signing of the Treaty of Ghent had upstaged them and made their presence in the capital appear ridiculous and potentially subversive. The perceived subversion of the Hartford Convention coupled with the end of the War of 1812 marked the beginning of the end of the Federalist Party.

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        TOM THUMB'S PLAY-BOOK. Intended To Facilitate the Progress of the Rising Generation Science of A.B.C [sic].

      20 pages including wrappers. Woodcut frontispiece on verso of front wrapper; cut of 'apple-pie', and twenty-four cuts illustrating the letters of the alphabet. Original printed wrappers. Some cropping at head throughout; wrappers repaired at spine; little tired; else a very good copy of an extremely rare chapbook.WorldCat list only the British Library copy, which is a later edition of 1814, with a corrected title-page, reading, 'in the Science of the A.B.C.'

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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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        A Voyage Round Great Britain.. (Vol 1 & 2 only)

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1814 Undertaken in the Summer of the year 1813, and commencing from the Land&#39;s-End, Cornwall. With a series of Views, Illustrative of the Character and Prominent Features of the Coast, Drawn and Engraved by William Daniell. 2 volumes bound as one. In tan half leather and light brown cloth, with blind tooling, corners and edges faded slightly, some minor wear. Spine has raised bands, faded a little, gilt title. Internally, newish end papers, bookplate of the Earl of Sefton to fep, Title page, has the un-colored dedication page, Volume 1 plates complete, including the un-colored Kemaes Head plate, [2], (v), [2], 215 pp, [3], (errata page), 223 pp, (1), 26 plates (of 26). Vol 2 lacks frontis, + 21 plates (of 30), having blanks in place of missing plates, with the errata at base + list of plates overleaf. A lovely copy, of an uncommon item. Rarely do these come to market in any form or shape! From the Earl of Sefton collection. (Abbey 16)(4.1kg)

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

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

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        Ueber den thierischen Magnetismus

      Hannover, Hahn 1814.. XVI, 671 S. Dekorativer HLdr. d. Zt.

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