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        Autographed Letter Signed

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

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Waverley novels,]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        PICTURESQUE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DRESS AND MANNERS OF THE CHINESE illustrated in fifty coloured engravings, with descriptions

      London, printed for John Murray by W. Bulmer and Co., 1814.. SECOND EDITION 1814, small 4to, approximately 230 x 155 mm, 9 x 6 inches, 50 beautiful hand coloured aquatints (including frontispiece and extra title page), each facing a page of descriptive text, bound in full burgundy straight grained morocco, ornate gilt border to covers with inner blind border, gilt raised bands to spine, richly gilt in compartments, gilt title, gilt patterned board edges and inner dentells (turn ins), all edges gilt, yellow endpapers. One or two minor marks to covers, a touch of rubbing to head and tail of spine, endpapers very lightly foxed, very light vertical crease to lower quarter of frontispiece (mainly affecting large lower margin, see image), very occasional pale fox spot or faint browning to text pages, tiny pale mark to background of a couple of plates. A very good tight copy. The plates show the emperor, soldiers, mother and child, lady of rank, female peasants, priest, mandarin, servants, boat girl, musician and many tradesmen including a puppeteer, a bookseller, a travelling smith and an actor, 2 types of punishment, plus a view on the grand canal. The artist William Alexander (1767-1816|) accompanied Lord Macartney's embassy 1792-94 from Britain to the Emperor of China as draughtsman. The drawings he made were first published in the account of the embassy by Sir George Staunton and then separately in 1805 as The Costumes of China which contained 48 plates, 47 handcoloured. Colas, 75; Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica, 1859; Loewendahl, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        A Letter to His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, on the Present Demands of the Irish Roman Catholics, and on the Danger of Granting Them Political Power, Whilst a Foreign Bishop is Permitted to Nominate the Roman Catholics Bishops of Ireland.

      Dublin 1814 - Rebound in green cloth gilt title to spine, plain boards. Cream end-papers. 73pp uncut. Light pencil markings throughout confined to the margins. Inscribed by the author ' For John [?] Mahon Esq' . A very clean copy of this very rare book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1814. 24 engraved plates (rare proof impressions), each with separate page of letterpress and original tissue guards. List of plates and front and rear blanks present, fore and lower edges mostly uncut. Original printed card wrappers bound in (seemingly a decorative front wrapper specially printed for proof copies); modern but tasteful cloth binding. Plates very good, a few with some dust soiling to edges and with corners a little worn, but not nearly affecting image, a couple with foxing spots, but not disfiguring; some tissue guards creased and a couple torn. Front wrapper and front blank with some wear to edges, the former with some older paper repairs to edges of the verso. Overall a very good copy. Very rare in this proof state.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Folio - Landscape (32 x 45cm).

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        Britannia Depicta . a series of views (with brief descriptions) of the most interesting and picturesque objects in Great Britain. The counties alphabetically arranged. Part 1V. Containing Twenty-Four Views In Cornwall.

      T. Cadwell and W. Davies, (London) 1814 - 24 large copper-engraved plates each with accompanying sheet of letterpress and a list of plates. Professional paper edge repairs to front blank endpapers, and plate list page. Original card covers rubbed especially at the edges with a new spine, with printed paper label on the upper cover. This beautiful suite of plates is sometimes found as extra illustrations to large-paper copies of Lyson's History of Cornwall [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations

      Edinburgh: Printed for Oliphant, Waugh & Innes, 1814-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Three volume set of the Edinburgh editionof Adam Smith's magnum opus. Edinburgh: Oliphant, Waugh and Innes, 1814. 525 (with Advertisements to the 3rd and 4th editions at front) + 542 + 482 pp. (with index at rear). Three volume set with complete text. Does not include fourth volume of notes by David Buchanan, which was published later. Good condition overall. Sporadic light foxing. Gilt spine labels chipped. Corners bumped, tips exposed. Back board of first volume binding detached but present, nice shape internally with a bit of wrinkling. Volume two front cover has a chip in the front cover, pg, 271 has heavy foxing. Dampstaining, light wrinkling and spots of prounounced foxing to upper edges of some pages in third volume. Front hinges of all volumes reinforced. A solid set.First published in 1776, Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations is widely regarded as one of the most important economics texts in history.

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        Rosanne; or, a father's labour lost. In three volumes.

      Printed for F.C. and J. Rivington,, London, 1814 - 3 Bde. London, Printed for F.C. and J. Rivington, 1814. 8°. XII, 352 S., 1 w. Bl.,; 1 Bl., 366 S.; 1 Bl., 370 S. Ldr.-Bde. der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentiteln und Deckelfiletierungen. Erstausgabe. First Edition. - Laetitia Hawkins (1760-1835) war die Tochter von John Hawkins, dem Biographen Samuel Johnsons. - (Je ein Fleck am Rücken. Vorsätze etwas leimschattig. Besitzvermerk von alter Hand auf Vorsatz. Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig). Sprache: Englisch Ldr.-Bde. der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentiteln und Deckelfiletierungen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Map of] Harbour of St. Paul 1805, [From:] Voyage Round the World in the Years 1803, 1804, 1805 and 1806 Performed by Order of His Imperial Majesty Alexander the First, Emperor of Russia in the ship Neva.

      John Booth, London 1814 - London: John Booth, 1814. A hand coloured copper engraved map ca. 26x39 cm (10 x 15 ½ in). Recently matted map with original folds but otherwise in very good condition. This map is from a "most important work dealing with discoveries on the N.W. Coast of America. The author was a captain in the Russian navy and commander of the "Neva." He visited Kodiak and Sitka, wintering at the former island, and his long stay there gave him ample time and scope for a study of the native inhabitants and their habits and customs. The long chart shows the track of the voyage, and there are charts of the Washington Islands, Cadiack, and the Harbor of St. Paul, the coast from Bering's Bay to Sea Otter Bay, Sitka or Norfolk Sound, etc.; with colored views of the Harbor of St. Paul in the Island of Cadiack. And New Archangel in Norfolk Sound. There are also plates of Indian implements, etc. The work is important also as the principal source for the Sitka Massacre" (Soliday 873).

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        The Excursion, being a portion of The Recluse, a Poem

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1814. First Edition. hardcover. 447pp., full polished calf, gilt frame sides, the spine panelled and gilt with leather label, g.t., dentelles, by Riviere. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1814. First issue, with the half-title, but without the errata leaf mentioned by Wise. The culmination of Wordsworth's poetical career. Although villified by some orthodox critics, "the poem took its place as Wordsworth's masterpiece among the younger generation." DNB XXI 936. Lowndes 2992. Tinker 2338.

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        Voyage to the Isle of Elba with notices of the other islands in the Tyrrenian sea. Translated from the french by Willian Jerdan.

      Longman, Hurst,, London, 1814 - Cm. 22, pp. xix (1) 183 (1). Con una bella carta topografica dell'isola incisa in rame e ripiegata fuori testo. Solida legatura recente in mezza pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Qualche sporadica fioritura, ma esemplare genuino e marginoso. Prima traduzione inglese di quest'interessante relazione storico-geografica sull'Isola d'Elba cui l'originale francese risale al 1808. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Blutige Schau-Platz, oder Martyrer Spiegel der Tauffs-Gesinnten, oder wehrlosen Christen, die um des Zeugnisses Jesu, ihres Seligmachers, willen gelitten haben, und getödtet worden sind, von Christi an, bis auf das Jahr 1660 (...). Zweispaltiger Druck. Zweyte Americanische Ausgabe. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      3 Bll., 340 S., 2 Bll., 5 Bll., 608 S., 4 Bll.. Groß-Folio. Lederband d. Zeit über Holzdeckeln, auf 6 Bünden. Einband gering berieben und teils etwas beschabt; oberes Kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle; Schliessen und Schliessenbänder nur noch fragmentarisch vorhanden; Innengelenke angeplatzt; durchgehend gebräunt; etwas stockfleckig; Vorsätze angerändert; die letzten Bll. mit schwachem Wasserrand; Kaufvermerk auf dem Vordervorsatz. Die erste amerikanische Ausgabe (in deutscher Sprache) erschien 1748. Arndt/ Eck II, 2023 (mit Abbildung des Titelblatts). Nicht bei Sabin.

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        Bibliotheca Spenceriana; or a Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, and of Many Valuable First Editions in the Library of George John Earl Spencer

      London: W. Bulmer and Co., 1814. Four volumes 1814-1815 - Volume One - [4], ilii, 383pp, [1]; Volume Two - [4], 503pp, [1]; Volume Three - [4], 509pp, [8] and Volume Four - vii, [3], 587pp, [1], lxxvii, [3]. Full calf, raised bands, spines in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, volume number to fourth, remaining with central gilt device, place and date to foot, covers with thick and thin rule border, blind central arabesque with 'Writers of the Signet' device to centre, marbled endpapers. Later rebacked and recornered, rubbed to extremities, some dark spotting to upper cover of volume one, scrape to lower covers of volumes two, three and four. Some off-setting internally, but generally fairly bright and clean. Volume one with M4 in both states, with eleven plates on twelve leaves, volume two with one plate and volume four with ten plates (as called for). There were three volumes of later supplements (not present here). Windle and Pippin A25, Lowndes I:640. First Edition. Full Calf. Good+. 4to.

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        The Grimston Huzzars. [Song] Sung by the Trumpeter, at the Dinner given by Capt. Grimston, to the Whole Squadron, on delivering up their Arms the 7th January, 1814.

      Hull: William Rawson, printer, Lowgate, [1814] - Single song sheet, 320 x 100mm. 6 stanzas with chorus. A rare provincial song sheet produced for a special occasion: "Still England stood firm amidst tumults and wars, United and steady, Her sons arm'd and ready, And first in the ranks were the Grimston Hussars." [chorus] I have been unable to trace The Grimston Huzzars, however it seems likely that they were a squadron attached to the East Yorkshire Militia as Charles Grimston [1791 - 1859] rose to become a Colonel in the Militia. The Grimstons were an important East Yorkshire landowning family in the 17th and 18th centuries. Whether this squadron actually served in any of the Napoleonic campaigns is unclear but clearly the song implies some role.

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        President James Madison Grants A Virginia Revolutionary War Veteran Two Hundred Acres In Ohio

      DS. 1pg. 12? x 15. June 21, 1814. Washington. A partly-printed land grant signed ?James Madison? as President and ?Edward Tiffin? as the Commissioner of the General Land Office. The vellum document granted the Revolutionary War veteran Joshua Davison (who served in the Virginia Line) two hundred acres in Ohio, ?situate between the Little Miami and Sciota rivers?. The document has a nearly intact seal and a dark Madison signature with a light fold through the extreme left side. The document has three vertical folds and one horizontal fold, and some light brown staining to the extreme right side. The condition is very good to fine.

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        Fædrenelandsk Kirkegaard. En Forestilling til Fordel for de i Krigen Qvæstede og de Faldnes Efterladte Enker og Børn, udført ved Skuespiller og Dannebrogsmand Knudsen paa den Kongelige Danske Skueplads den 12de Marts 1814.

      Kong Frederik den VI allerunderdanigst helliget af H.C. Knudsen. Kobberstik af Johannes Senn og G.L. Lahde efter H.C. Knudsens forestilling på Det Kongelige Teater den 12. marts 1814. 37 x 48 cm.. Den patriotiske kongelige skuespiller Hans Christian Knudsen afholdte flere optrædener med fædrelandssange på Det Kongelige Teater fra marts 1801. Heri indgik "Kong Christian"-sangen - nogle gange med Knudsen udklædt som matros - og den blev senere en uundværlig del af hans landsturné med tableauer til fordel for de faldne i Slaget på Rheden

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        LARA, A Tale. | JACQUELINE, A Tale

      1814. London: Printed for J. Murray by T. Davison, 1814. 6 pp undated ads. Original drab paper-covered boards with printed spine label. First Edition of LARA; JACQUELINE, which is by Samuel Rogers, had previously been privately printed. LARA was the fourth of Byron's Levantine tales, following THE SIEGE OF CORINTH, THE GIAOUR and THE CORSAIR; "it was also the first poem for which he agreed to accept payment for himself from a publisher -- 700 pounds. Pride had hitherto forbidden him."~An outcast from society -- that is the essential nature of the Byronic hero and lover. Childe Harold is self-outcast, having drugged himself into world-weariness through the 'concubines and carnal company, kept at his ancestral abbey. The Giaour has banished himself to a monastery both for causing the death of his lover, Leila, and for slaying her murderer, the Pasha. Conrad once possessed an ancestral castle but he chose to become an outlaw, a corsair; under the name Lara he returns to his castle in a sequel to The Corsair, to find that the hidden past has put the old feudal life beyond his reach. In the sense that all four of them, the Childe, the Giaour, the Corsair, and Lara are self-exiled, the Byronic hero is a beacon to every subversive leader and enemy of society... These fallen angels, with their secret sense of being both more glorious and more villainous than ordinary mortals, must of necessity be presented as creatures apart. Loneliness is the beginning and end of youthful Byronism. [quotes from Longford]~This copy is still in the very fragile original binding of paper-covered boards. Included are the usual four pages of Murray ads, but in addition -- atypically -- two pages (one leaf) of ads for POEMS BY THREE FRIENDS and THE BATTLE OF ALBUERA. Condition is good-to-very good: there is some erosion of the surface paper at the foot and edges of the spine, and the spine label is rubbed enough that LARA is illegible (though JACQUELINE remains OK). Wise p. 101. Housed in a cloth clamshell case.

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        Leipzig, Paul Friedrich Vogel, 1814.

      8:o. 269,+ (3) s. Häftad och oskuren, med tryckt blått originalomslag, något trasig rygg. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Setterwall 3981. Anonymt tyskt original. En svensk bearbetning och översättning utgavs av Ehrnfred Gravallius samma år, och en dansk översättning utkom året därpå

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        Fredmans Sånger + Musiken till Fredmans Sånger.

      Stockholm, A. Gadelius, 1814. 163 sider + (4) + 86. Indb. samt. grønt halvlæder med smuk gulddek. på ryggen.. Nodedelen trykt i Stockholm och Kongl. Privilegierade Not Tryckeriet. Nodesider og titelblad graveret. Et pænt og rent ex. med kun lidt slid på hjørner.Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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      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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        LARA, A Tale. | JACQUELINE, A Tale

      1814. London: Printed for J. Murray by T. Davison, 1814. 6 pp undated ads. Original drab paper-covered boards with printed spine label. First Edition of LARA; JACQUELINE, which is by Samuel Rogers, had previously been privately printed. LARA was the fourth of Byron's Levantine tales, following THE SIEGE OF CORINTH, THE GIAOUR and THE CORSAIR; "it was also the first poem for which he agreed to accept payment for himself from a publisher -- 700 pounds. Pride had hitherto forbidden him."~An outcast from society -- that is the essential nature of the Byronic hero and lover. Childe Harold is self-outcast, having drugged himself into world-weariness through the 'concubines and carnal company, kept at his ancestral abbey. The Giaour has banished himself to a monastery both for causing the death of his lover, Leila, and for slaying her murderer, the Pasha. Conrad once possessed an ancestral castle but he chose to become an outlaw, a corsair; under the name Lara he returns to his castle in a sequel to The Corsair, to find that the hidden past has put the old feudal life beyond his reach. In the sense that all four of them, the Childe, the Giaour, the Corsair, and Lara are self-exiled, the Byronic hero is a beacon to every subversive leader and enemy of society... These fallen angels, with their secret sense of being both more glorious and more villainous than ordinary mortals, must of necessity be presented as creatures apart. Loneliness is the beginning and end of youthful Byronism. [quotes from Longford]~This copy is still in the very fragile original binding of paper-covered boards. Included are the usual four pages of Murray ads, but in addition -- atypically -- two pages (one leaf) of ads for POEMS BY THREE FRIENDS and THE BATTLE OF ALBUERA. Condition is good-to-very good: there is some erosion of the surface paper at the foot and edges of the spine, and the spine label is rubbed enough that LARA is illegible (though JACQUELINE remains OK). Wise p. 101. Housed in a cloth clamshell case.

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        The Upper Territories of the United States (Mid West)

      Mathew Carey, Philadelphia 1814 - Engraving with original outline color. From Carey's General Atlas, Improved and Enlarged. Kneass & Delleker Sc . Sheet size: 21 1/2 x 16 3/4". Inventory#: p799pmat.

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        United States of America

      Dublin.: J. Charles.. 1814.. Engraved map, 13 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches on sheet size 15 x 17 1/2 inches, folded as issued. The map seems to have been early backed on a thick paper repairing two horizontal slits following the lower fold of the map, two other short repaired tears. There is an elegantly inscribed signature on the verso "Charles Gray Esq." An uncommon map of the United States from A Complete System of Modern Geography, by F. Ennis. The area included is east of the Mississippi River. Location of many Indian tribes marked. .

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        Hydrographical Chart of the World on Wright or Mercator's Projection

      Edinburgh,: J. Thompson, circa, 1814.. Handcoloured engraved map measuring 458 x 520 mm. (sheet size); some foxing, closed tear to one corner, good. A detailed and most attractive world map charting great voyages of discovery, including expeditions led by La PÈrouse, George Vancouver, John Gore, Charles Clerke and all three voyages of James Cook.The map was printed in 1814 by John Thompson, a publisher and bookbinder based in Edinburgh. This charming world map formed a showpiece in his New General Atlas of 1817. It forms a neat visual presentation of circumnavigation of the eighteenth-century, with some mild geographical inaccuracies in the treatment of Australia and the Northwest coast of North America. The polar regions remain uncharted and mysterious.Tooley, p. 618.

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        Compendio de la obra inglesa intitulada Riqueza de las naciones / hecho por el Marqués de Condorcet ; y traducido al castellano con varias adiciones del original por Carlos Martínez de Irujo.

      Imprenta de Miguel Domingo,, Palma: 1814 - 1 hoja, XII páginas, 1 hoja, 264 páginas. Tela moderna. Un fino punto de polilla en el margen de las hojas de preliminares. Palau 59126. Edición rara de la traducción del clásico de la economía moderna. La primera edición apareció en Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1792, se reimprimió en 1808 y ya apareció ésta que ofrecemos.

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        Military Panorama, or, Officer's Companion for October 1812-March 1814. 3vols.

      W. Wilson, printer, London, 1814, - [United Kingdom - Military]. The Military Panorama, or, Officer's Companionfor October 1812-March 1814 . Embellished with Elegant and Correct Portraits of Distinguished Officers, and Military Plans. IN THREE VOLUMES. London:printed for P. Martin (late of the firm Cuthell and Martin), no. 33, Orchard-Street, corner of Oxford-Street; J. Ballantyne and Co., Edinburgh; and J. Cumming, Dublin; [by] W. Wilson, printer, 4, Greville-Street, Hatton-Garden, 1812-1813. I: Pp. [1]-690,(2), including engraved title page, + 7 folding maps, 2 folding charts, and 5 engraved plates; II: Pp. [1]-694,(4), engraved title page, + 7 folding maps and charts, and 6 engraved plates; III: [1]-704,(2), engraved title page, + 7 folding maps and charts, and 4 engraved plates. There are unaccounted-for plates (not included in this pagination), though there is no evidence of their having been removed. Illustrated. 8vo, half calf with red marbled boards, gilt lettering and tooling to spine.A thorough, three volume bound collection of The Military Panorama, covering the latter part of the Napoleonic Wars. Each issue contains a short biography of an eminent military man involved in the conflict, as well as military correspondences, notes on promotions, important despatches, informationon the opposition, campaign updates, "poetical essays on military subjects", numerous folding maps (some of which have colouring), &c., &c. Brief military biographies: I: His Royal Highness the Duke of York (with plate), Major General Robert Crawford, Arthur the Marquis of Wellington (with plate),Lieut.-Col. Burgh, The Duke of York, Lieutenant-General Picton (plate stated, but not present with no evidence of its removal), General the Earl of Moira (with plate), Lieut.-Gen. Lord William Cavendish Bentinck (with plate),Lieutenant-General the Earl of Uxbridge (with plate), Major-General Le Marchant. II: Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore (with plate), Marshal Soult (Duke of Dalmatia), Lt.-Gen. Sir Eyre Coote (with plate), General Caffarellidu Falga, General Macdonald, General Count Michael Woronzoff, General Prince Bagrathion, Major-General the Hon. Sir Charles William Stewart (with plate), The late Lt.-Col. Richard Collins, The late Lt.-Col. the Hon. Edward Charles Cocks, Marmot Duke of Ragusa, Maj.-Gen. William Thomas Dilkes (with plate), General Sarrazin, Major General Ronald Crawford Ferguson (with plate), Princes Bacciochi and Borghese, The late General Sir Thomas Musgrave (with plate), Generals Abatucci and Beaupuy. III: The late Lieut.-Gen. Sir Ralph Abercrombie (with plate), General Bernadotte, Lieut.-Gen. Sir Thomas Graham (with plate), The late Colonel Charles Fane, Bernadotte (cont'd), The late Major-Generarl Henry Mackinnon (with plate), Graham (cont'd), Lieut.-Gen. Sir Rowland Hill (plate stated, but not present with no evidence of itsremoval), Bernadotte (concluded), The Right Hon. General Sir David Dundas (with plate), Napoleon Buonaparte, General the Right Hon. Lord Hutchinson (plate missing), Dundas (cont'd), Napoleon (cont'd), Napoleon (with plate; cont'd), Dundas (concluded). Maps: I: "Texel and Vlieter Roads with the Country of Holland as far south as the Hague, intended to Illustrate the Operations of the Expedition under His Royal Highness the Duke of York" (i, 14), "Plan of the Attack on the French at the Heights at Rolica" (i, 132), "Sketch of the Action between the British and French forces at Vimiera in Portugal" (i, 226), "Seat of War in Russia &c." (i, 332), "Plan of the Battle of Wagram" (i, 444), "Plan of the Action near Coruna" (i, 530). II: "Map of NewEngland, New York, and Part of Canada" (ii, 58), "Plan de la Bataille de Lutzen" (ii, 254), "Map of the Seat of France and of the Pyrenees" (ii, 314), "Map of Zealand, Dutch Flanders, and a part of the Southern Provinces ofHolland" (ii, 426), "Portugal" (ii, 541), "Northwest Part of France" (ii, 614). III: "Spain and Portugal, with the March of the British Columns in theRetreat of Lt.-Gen. Sir John Moore" [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        LA FAVOLA DI PSICHE Disegnata da RAFFAELLO SANZIO da Urbino, e intagliata a bulino in trenta mezzi fogli reali da Intagliatori Antichi, colla spiegazione in ottava rima sotto di ciascuna stampa.

      Roma 1814 - Ril. in tela con oro, cm 35x48 , 29 mezzi fogli reali (manca il 30°).

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        Old English Plays: Being a Selection from the Early Dramatic Writers: Volumes 1-VI

      London: John Martin, 1814. Octavo, 6 volumes. Finely rebound, quarter leather, all edges marbled. In very good condition. An attractive set, uncommon with all volumes present. Contains many plays, including Dr. Faustus.

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      - Desde os fins do XVIII século até 1814. Por? Major [Coronel] de engenheiros, lente da escola polytechnica. Imprensa Nacional. Lisboa. 1917, 1885 1891. Obra em 3 volumes. De 21x14 cm. Com xxx-458-[i], xxii-530 e xxiv-416 pags. Encadernações com lombadas em pele. Ilustrado com 2 mapas desdobráveis da Catalunha nas campanhas militares de 1793, 1794 e 1795. Exemplar com o 1º volume em 2ª edição, exactamente igual à 1ª edição. Esta obra contém um importante capítulo final (no 2º volume) sobre as detalhadas condições da vinda para Portugal das lojas maçónicas inglesas, francesas e irlandesas; e no tomo 3º contém a história da Campanha do Rossilhão. Location/localizacao: 8-4-C-31

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        Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the Chinese

      London,: J. Goodwin (John Murray), 1814.. Small quarto, with 50 handcoloured aquatints (including frontispiece), each with a single leaf of descriptive letterpress; an excellent copy in contemporary straight grained half crimson morocco (a little scuffed at extremities), marbled boards with the original publisher's label laid down. Fine album illustrating a rich diversity of Chinese costumes and traditional dress, here beautifully preserved with the original handcolouring.As a young man the artist William Alexander accompanied the Macartney embassy from Britain to the Emperor of China, and was employed in the role of draughtsman. Although the embassy was unsuccessful in securing relations between the two nations, a wealth of information about China returned to England in the process. Alexander's drawings first appeared in the Staunton's official account of 1797 (see item XXX), and formed the basis of subsequent books illustrating Chinese scenes and subjects.William Alexander's extraordinary and beautiful suite of Chinese costume studies was first published as a discrete volume in 1805, the plates were reissued by John Murray in 1814 and form the basis of this edition which (although the title-page bears the imprint of another publisher). Murray published seven such costume books, including the present volume devoted to the costumes of China.Abbey 'Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860', 534 (1805 edition); Colas, 75; Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica, 1859; Lipperheide, Le 20; Tooley, 376.

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      London: William Bulmer, 1814. First Edition. Hardcover. Plates clean and fresh; binding with just minor wear. Near Fine. Folio (10-1/2" x 15-1/2") bound in contemporary half red morocco and marbled boards with morocco corners, neatly rebacked retaining the original spine. Extra hand-colored pictorial title, two engraved dedication pages, one colored, and 60 full-page hand-colored aquatint plates etched by John Augustus Atkinson. Complete with Preface, List of Subscribers, Directions to Binder, and the errata sheet. Colas 2755; Lipperheide 988; Tooley 455.

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        The Miscellaneous Works Of Edward Gibbon, Esq.

      London - John Murray 1814 - A scarce complete set of The Miscellaneous Works Of Edward Gibbon, Esq. With Memoirs of his Life and Writings Composed by Himself. Illustrated from his letters with occasional notes and narrative by John, Lord Sheffield. Illustrated with an engravedportrait to frontispieceand four plates to volume I and a foldoutgenealogical table in volume III. New edition with considerable additions. In five volumes complete. Some of the works are in French. With a general index to rear of volume v, and a full contents to front of volume one, with further contents to front of each volume. VolumeI, Memoirs and Letters; volume II,Letters;volumeIII, Historical and Critical, volume IV, Classical and Critical, volume V, Miscellaneous. Shortly following Gibbon's death, his good friend and literary executor, John Lord Sheffield undertook to edit and in 1796 published the first of three editions of the Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon in order that the reading public have an opportunity to gain a broader insight into the historian and his overall body of work. Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. Bound by Hayday with binder's stamp to verso of front free endpaper. With a newspaper clipping of an article about Gibbon and Haydon, by Desmond MacCarthy from The Listener April 1938 inserted to volume I. Condition: Rebacked incalf bindings, preserving original boards. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities, some backstrips lifting and loss to the backstrip of volume one. One joint cracked, three starting, two starting very slightly. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright but with occasional scattered foxing and handling marks and with the odd slight closed tear. Overall: GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Introduction to Physiological and Systematical Botany. Third Edition

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown..., 1814. Large 8vo, 230 x 132 mms., pp. xxiii [xxiv blank], 407 [408 adverts], 15 engraved plates of plants, beautifully hand coloured and very fresh, uncut, original pink boards, paper label on spine (slightly faded); some very slight wear to extremities of boards, but generally a very good to fine copy. Smith (1759–1828) went to Edinburgh to study medicine but had the great good luck to buy Linnaeus's library in 1784. Thereafter, he spent the rest of his life in the study of botany. This was his most successful work, appearing first in 1807 and going through six editions in his lifetime.

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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, 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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        A Treatise on the Wealth, Power, and Resources of the British Empire in every Quarter of the World, including the East Indies: The Rise and Progress of the Funding System Explained; With Observations on the National Resources for the beneficial Employment of a redundant Population, and for rewarding the Military and Naval Officers, Soldiers, and Seamen, for their Services to their Country during the late War. Illustrated by copious s

      London:: Joseph Mawman,, 1814.. First edition.. Hardcover. Very Good+. xii, 451, (1), 91. A wonderful conspectus, packed with tables and argument. Curved impressions to first and last few pages as if from a former weight, pages in any case slightly cockled, and with occasional minor foxing. Contents otherwise clean. Large quarto, 12.5 x 10 ins, all edges uncut and hitherto unbound, now in a new quarter binding of blue paper-covered boards with a cream paper-covered spine with printed label. A very nicely conserved virgin first printing of Colquhoun's famous work. [Extra Heavy Item]

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        THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD LIVING; or, a literary and historical essay on the European kitchen: beginning with Cadmus the cook and king, and concluding with the union of cookery and chymistry

      London: printed by J. Gillet for H. Colburn; sold also by G. Goldie, Edinburgh; and J. Cumming, Dublin, 1814.. FIRST EDITION 1814, 12mo, approximately 170 x 100 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, pages: 19, 24-232, jump in pagination in all copies, nothing is missing, bound in the original publisher's drab boards, modern printed paper label to spine. Boards slightly worn at corners, armorial bookplate of William Middleton of Crowfield Hall Suffolk on front pastedown, front endpaper partly cracked, endpapers and title page slightly foxed and slightly spotted, pronounced horizontal wrinkle to last few pages, otherwise a very good clean tight copy. The work is a brief history of the pleasures of dining and drinking beginning with classical times to the 18th century, dwelling particularly on France and then England but also reviewing customs in Russia, Italy and Germany. He names many writers on cookery throughout the period covered. Oxford, English Cookery Books, page 142; Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography, page 555, listing only the second edition which was entitled: Gastronomy: or, the School for Good Living (1822); not in Cagle. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST. Sometimes

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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