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        Ueber den thierischen Magnetismus

      Hannover, Hahn 1814.. XVI, 671 S. Dekorativer HLdr. d. Zt. Erste Ausgabe. - Hirsch-H. V, 428: "Er bekämpfte ebenso energisch wie geschickt die Irrlehren des thierischen Magnetismus." - Etw. braunfleckig

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Voyage Dans L'Afrique Australe Notamment dans le territoire Natal dans celui des Cafres Amazoulous et Makatisses et Jusqu'au tropique du Capricorne Durant les annees 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843 & 1844

      Adulphe Delegorgue (1814-1850) was a French explorer who first went to sea at age sixteen. He made three successful journeys to Africa, bringing back many animals from his hunting expeditions, but died on a fourth voyage, and was buried at sea. This set comprises two volumes, and is bound in recent red half leather with raised spine bands over red cloth.  The text is in French.  Fine condition.  The half leather binding is clean, bright, and tight with no wear.  The contents are bright and tight with light occasional spotting.  All the full-page illustrated plates are present, as are the folding maps at the end of each volume. The Volume I map shows a route hand-colored in red.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Autograph letter signed to M. de Vielch, lieutenant de vaisseau

      Paris,: 6 August, 1814.. One-page autograph letter, written on a single sheet, folded to letter-size 230 x 185 mm., written and signed to the first page, the fourth page an address panel, others blank; some wear at folds, but very good indeed. An interesting letter from Louis de Freycinet to Lieutenant de Vielch of the Lis (more properly Lys), then anchored at Brest. At the time, Freycinet was living at the house of Madame Pinon, Rose's mother; a note in the bottom corner give his address as "BarriËre Pigal, Maison Pinon."Dated from Paris, where Freycinet was still working on the Baudin voyage account, he details the efforts that have been made by the Ministre de la Marine partly at Freycinet's urging to find Vielch a new position. They have tried to get him the job of "capitaine de port" of either Ile Bourbon (= Reunion) or Pondichery (India), but sadly his formal application arrived too late and all important positions in the colonies had already been filled.Freycinet thanks Vielch for his congratulations on his new posting, which he finds extremely pleasant. This seemingly refers to the position he held while writing the Baudin voyage account, and it is interesting to see Louis enjoying his status in the years preceding his appointment to the Uranie.The letter wishes Vielch and their mutual friend Lamarche an excellent voyage. Freycinet is referring to the voyage of the Lys to the Antilles, which took place shortly afterwards. However just a few weeks earlier the ship had made an important short journey to the British coast, marking the beginning of the Restoration. Previously known as the Polonais she had been renamed more appropriately the Lys (as in fleur de lys, the traditional symbol of the French monarchy) in order to collect Louis XVIII from exile and bring him back to France. Lamarche would later sail with Freycinet on the Uranie voyage, but Vielch does not appear in the crew list for either voyage and must have been know to Freycinet from another source. We can find little trace of him in the historical record.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        British Tourists; or, Traveller's Pocket Companion; Through England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Comprehending the Most Celebrated Recent Tours in the British Isles with Several Originals

      London: Sherwood, Neeley and Jones, 1814. Six volumes complete - Volume One - xv, [1], 356pp; Volume Two - [4], 360pp; Volume 3 - [4], 371pp, [1]; Volume Four - [4], 355pp, [1]; Volume Five [4], 355pp, [1] and Volume Six - [4], 334pp, [84]. Uniform half calf and marbled paper over boards, smooth backs, divided into six panels by gilt double rules, morocco title label to second panel, volume label to fourth, all edges marbled. Slightly rubbed to extremities, one or two scuffs to marbled paper covering boards. Internally very lightly browned, in volume two U6 has loss to fore-edge margin (not affecting text), in volume three I5 has loss to corner catching text with slight loss and a tear to head of K3 catching text but with no loss of sense, in volume four Dd5 and Ee1 have tiny burn holes to text, again not affecting sense, but generally quite bright and clean. With five folding maps (as called for by binders list) and a folding plan (slightly worn to fore-edge). Third Edition. Half Calf and Boards. Good+. 12mo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Erinnerungen, Bände 1 bis 4 (v. 5), Halbleder-Ausgabe.

      Zürich, Orell Füssli und Compagnier, 1810 – 1814. - Reise- und Dichter-Erinnerungen des Schriftstellers und Lyrikers Friedrich von Matthisson (1768 – 1831), in denen sich sowohl mannigfaltige landschaftliche und landeskundliche Impressionen als auch Matthissons Bekanntschaften mit den berühmten Dichtern seiner Epoche wie unter anderem Goethe, Schiller und Lichtenberg widerspiegeln. Mit 4 Aquatinta-Titelvignetten sowie 14 halbseitigen Kupfervignetten (Landschafts- und Architekturdarstellungen) im Text. Gliederung: Bd. 1: Der große Bernhardsberg – Die Felsenkuppe von Mayenne – Darstellungen aus Frankreich – Feier des Wiedersehns auf dem Schlosse Bodmar – Vaterländische Besuche. Bd. 2: Seefahrt nach Kopenhagen – Wanderung nach dem Stockhorne – Die borromäischen Inseln- Reise von Lausanne nach Aosta – Acht Tage in Paris – Acht Tage in den Alpen – Wallfahrt nach der großen Karthause bei Grenoble. Bd. 3: Fragmente aus Tagebüchern und Briefen. Erste Abtheilung. Bd. 4: Fragmente aus Tagebüchern und Briefen. Zweite Abtheilung. de 3000 Buchrücken lediglich leicht berieben, ein Rückenschild mit kleiner Eckläsion. Sonst sehr schöne, saubere Exemplare. Seiten frisch und fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). X, 414, 418, 402, 394 S. Braune Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf grünem Rückenschild, roter Kokarde mit Bandnummer sowie goldgeprägten Ornamentbändern; Buchdeckel mit roten Marmorbezügen und Lederecken.

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
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        An Essay Towards the Improvement of Some of the Important Instruments in Surgery; and of the Operations in Which They Are Employed

      David Brown et al, Edinburgh 1814 - 180pp. 11 engraved plates. G+ : in Good condition plus. Cover lightly rubbed with some corner and edge wear. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking Half leather marbled board cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Beschreibung der Braunbier-Brauerey im Königreiche Baiern

      Four folding lithographed plates. 2 p.l., 150 pp. 8vo, cont. half-sheep & boards, spine gilt & attractively decorated with orange & pale blue lettering pieces. Munich: J. Lindauer, 1814. First edition, posthumously published, and very rare with no copy in the U.S. Brown ("dunkel") beer became popular in Bavaria in the 18th century and demand greatly increased in the following hundred years. The present work describes the ideal construction of a brewery dedicated to the production of brown beer (the materials used in brewing brown beer caused special design needs). Scharl also describes in detail the methods of brewing brown beer. Scharl (1741-1812), was an economist and brewer. Pages 1-28 provide a most detailed biography of this interesting man. The fine plates, depicting a cross-section view of the three story brewery (with additional basement) and a floor plan of each story, are an early use of lithography. Very good copy. Some browning. ❧ Schoelhorn 58, 331. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq., with an Essay on His Life and Genius,

      New York, W. Durell and Co, 1814. Hardcover. Good. 14 Volumes. Octavo. All volumes bound in contemporary leather. 11 volumes missing spine label. Chipping and loss to head and tail of spine of 10 volumes. Some splitting starting on some volumes. Minor shelfwear. Two contemporary names on title page of George P May and Anthony Thornton Clean, unmarked pages with toning. Please feel free to view our photographs.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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      Published by Colnaghi And Co., 1814. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Good condition with no wrapper. From the Seventh to the Sixteenth Century out of the Collection in the Possession of the Author. Very large format. 15 x 11". Red leather spine, red boards. 50 (out of 60) superb hand-coloured plates. Library binding. Page edges of first few pages repaired with clear tape. Although an ex-library copy there is just one small stamp to verso of title page and accession number to base of spine. Overall a bright copy. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Pictureseque Representations of the Dress & Manners of the English

      John Murray, London 1814 - Marbled boards with spine expertly replaced in green buckram. 50 hand-coloured lithographs of various occupations/trades inc Milkmaid, Fireman, Bishop etc. All plates present with some light foxing to ep's o/w vg throughout [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Camilla's Bookshop]
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        THE EVANGELICAL FAMILY BIBLE Containing the Sacred Texts of the Old and New Testaments With the Apocrypha at Large.

      Printed for Thomas Kelly, London 1814 - A substantial and highly attractive Bible, in a comtemporary binding of polished calf with gilt decorated spine. Engraved title page (dated 1812), engraved Apocrypha title page (dated 1813) letterpress old testament title page dated (1814), letterpress new testament title page (dated 1813); frontispiece plates to the old and new testaments plus 46 full page engraved plates; text in two columnns with notes and references below. Binding very good and strong with a little general wear, a couple of professional and inconspicuous repairs to joints. Contents good and clean and tight. An attractive copy. (This bible is referenced by Herbert 1594; the copy held by Manchester has 48 plates but this includes the frontispiece plates) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LOE BOOKS]
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        Conversations-Lexicon oder encyclopädisches Handwörterbuch für gebildete Stände

      Lpz. u. Altenburg, Brockhaus 1814-26.. 3. Aufl. Bde. 1-10. Und 4 Bde.: "Supplemente zum Conversations-Lexicon für die Besitzer der ersten, zweiten, dritten und vierten Auflage. Enthaltend die wichtigsten neuen Artikel und Verbesserungen der fünften Auflage". Und: 4 Bde. "Neue Folge". Zus 18 Bde. 8°. Pbde. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückensch. Rü. tlw. fleckig. Bd. 5 abweich. gebunden. vgl. Seemann, Bibliotheca Lexicorum 65 - Die Bände 1-4 befinden sich in der 3. Aufl. (1814-15); Bände 5-8 in der 2. Aufl. (1815-16); Bd. 9 in der 4. Aufl. (1817); Bd. 10 ohne Angabe (1819); - Dazu: 4 Bde.: "Supplemente zum Conversations-Lexicon für die Besitzer der ersten, zweiten, dritten und vierten Auflage. Enthaltend die wichtigsten neuen Artikel und Verbesserungen der fünften Auflage". - Dazu: 4 Bände: "Neue Folge" (1822-26). - "Der fünfte bis zehnte Band sind in der zweiten und dritten Aufl. gleich, der achte bis zehnte auch noch bei der 4. Auflage. Das Werk wurde von Brockhaus dem österreichischen Staatsmann Metternich gewidmet, der damals als 'ein Hort des Liberalismus' gefeiert wurde und 'lebhaftes Interesse an jenem Werke bezeigte'".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Picture of Worthing; to which is added an Account of the adjacent Villages, and the Rides and Excursions in its Vicinity. Second Edition. Greatly enlarged, and embellished with plates. In two Volumes. FIRST SEPARATE ACCOUNT OF THE TOWN

      Printed and Sold by William Phillips Worthing and others in London 1814 - 2 vols., in 1, 12mo., Second and Best Edition, with large folding copper-engraved plate and engraved plate coloured by hand as frontispieces, 2 engraved maps (each finely coloured by hand) and a large folding engraved plan, some very light age-staining; attractively and firmly bound in mid-nineteenth century half calf, green straight-grain cloth boards, back with five flat bands, second compartment with leather label lettered and ruled in gilt, last compartment with date in gilt, red edges, yellow endpapers, a remarkably clean, crisp, well-preserved copy. Evans' most notable work - the first separate account of the town, resort and vicinity - was first published in 1805 to record his sojourn there of the previous summer. The first edition would appear to be particularly scarce; we have been able to locate only two institutional copies (one in the British Library). This greatly enlarged version adds a second volume devoted to the local rides and excursions 'from the pen of a gentleman who is, from long residence, well acquainted with that part of Sussex, and who feels warmly interested in the welfare and prosperity of Worthing'. There are also extra maps and plates. Anderson, p. 285 (recording only this edition); not in Upcott. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Selections Of The Ancient Costume Of Great Britain & Ireland, From The Seventh To The Sixteenth Century, Out Of The Collection In The Possession Of The Author

      London: William Bulmer and Co (Shakespeare Press), 1814. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary straight-grained burgundy morocco. Aeg. Very good./No Dust Jacket. Folio, 36 x 26 cm. Extra hand-colored pictorial title, engraved dedication and sixty full-page hand-colored aquatint plates; John Augustus Atkinson, etcher. List of Subscribers. Errata sheet., and Directions to Binder. "Plates 6,30,34,49 are in second, best state." [See: ABBEY LIFE 431]. COLAS 2755. LIPPERHEIDE 988. TOOLEY 455. Contents bright and fresh: plates (particularly so) and text, no offsetting to latter, armorial bookplate, scattered foxing to preliminary and final blank leaves, raised bands, spine panels carry intricate gilt designs, gilt cover border panels frame elaborate gilt motifs, moderate extremity rubbing.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        The Excursion, Being a Portion The Recluse, A Poem

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1814 First edition, first issue with leaf Y1 in uncancelled state. Only 500 copies printed. Lacks half-title but errata leaf present. xx, errata sheet, reverse blank, 447pp. Bound in contemporary tan half calf, tooled in blind, recased with original spine laid down, marbled bds., spine rubbed with sl. chipped label. Bds. worn and rubbed esp. at extremities. Dark aging spots to margin of title page, some light foxing to prelims o/w contents clean and sound. & OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE of JOANNA HUTCHINSON to title page dated Oct. 29th, 1815. Also in the book is a plaited bookmark of coloured silks attached to the headband. It is possible that this was made by Joanna. Joanna was the youngest sister of Mary Hutchinson who married Wordsworth in 1802. Joanna was one of the few witnesses to the wedding. The connection between the Hutchinsons, the Wordsworths and Coleridge was strong. Coleridge was for a time very attached to the middle sister Sara Hutchinson. In volume II of 'Lyrical Ballads' is the poem 'To Joanna'. Wordsworth himself believed that 'Joanna' along with 'Nutting' showed the greatest genius of any of the poems in the second volume. Lines of this poem that he based on Joanna incl. "How fares Joanna, that wild-hearted Maid!" and "I chissel'd out in those rude characters, Joanna's name upon the living stone. And I, and all who dwell by my fire-side, Have call'd the lovely rock, JOANNA'S ROCK." From Moorman's Biography of Wordsworth. Cornell 24, Wise 10.

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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