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        The State of Rhode Island; compiled from the Surveys and Observations of Caleb Harris by Harding Harris

      Philadelphia, 1814. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with hand outline color. Image measures 13 5/8" x 9 3/8" Charming and early map of Rhode Island divided into counties. Shows towns, major routes, waterways and geographical and topographical features. Includes the northern tip of Block Island. Published in Carey's "General Atlas". Light scattered staining. Mathew Carey (1760-1839) came from a family of publishers and book sellers based in Philadelphia.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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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 occasion, 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 Celebration of the defeat of Napoleon Buonapart. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Life of Nelson.

      London: Printed for John Murray, Bookseller to the Admiralty and to the Board of Longitude,, 1814. 2 volumes octavo, (159 × 98 mm). Contemporary lightly sprinkled calf, red lettering- and green numbering pieces, flat spine, compartments formed by double gilt rules enclosed by dotted rolls, lozenges with quatrefoil centre-tools to the compartments. Engraved portrait frontispiece to volume I, frontispiece of volume II with five facsimile signatures, both half-titles present. Slightly rubbed, a little bumped at the corners, front hinge of volume II a little cracked, light browning, a little heavier to the title pages, and with some off-setting too and from the frontispieces, but a very good set. Second edition, the year after the first. "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. Armorial bookplate of Capt. James Black to the front pastedown of volume I. Black began his naval service in 1793 on board Leviathan, seeing action in her in the siege of Toulon, and subsequently on the Glorious 1st of June, and was in the Sans Pareil in Lord Bridport's action of 1795. In 1799 he made lieutenant, and was at Trafalgar as Second Lieutenant on the Mars, being promoted to First on the death of Capt. Duff, and he himself was wounded in the engagement. He was subsequently at Copenhagen in 1807, and commanded one of the Danish prizes on the voyage back to England. He made commander in 1810 and conducted a number of spirited actions in the Weazel in the Mediterranean, including the capture of the island of Mezzo near Ragusa, and of Zara, now Zadar, during the latter of which Black was severely wounded. At the end of the war he was made a Commander of the Bath, and received the Order of Maria Theresa from the Emperor of Austria. He died in 1836. A nice copy with a nice provenance.

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        TRACTS HISTORICAL AND STATISTICAL, ON INDIA; with Journals of Several Tours Through Various Parts of the Peninsula: also, an Account of Sumatra, in a Series of Letters.

      London, printed for Robert Baldwin; and Black, Parry, and Co. Booksellers to the Hon. East India Company, 1814.. FIRST EDITION 1814, 4to, approximately 295 x 210 mm, 10½ x 8¼ inches, engraved frontispiece and 4 engraved plates, of which 1 of diamonds hand coloured, 2 large folding hand coloured maps, 1 of Mysore and the other of The Circars, plus 5 diagrams in the text, pages: xi, [1], 462, tables of the thermometer and barometer as observed in different parts of the peninsula of Hindostan (pages 446-460), handsomely rebound in full red morocco with decorative gilt band to edges of covers enclosing a narrow patterned border with small corner ornaments, gilt raised bands to spine, gilt decoration in 4 compartments, gilt lettering in the other 2, new endpapers. Pale triangular stain to frontispiece and title page on top inner corner, quite unobtrusive, persisting faintly through prelim pages, plates 2, 4 and 5 lightly browned in the margins and with same pale damp stain to upper inner corner, damp stain showing slightly more on plate 4 and text pages adjacent to it, neat old repair to fore-edge margin of plate 4, not affecting image, a few text pages lightly browned in upper margin. A very good tight clean copy in an attractive modern binding, housed in a custom made sturdy cloth slipcase. Benjamin Heyne, M.D. F.L.S., (1770-1819), was a Scottish surgeon, naturalist and botanist, member of the Asiatic Society of Calcutta and the Learned Societies of Bombay, Berlin, &c. and surgeon and naturalist on the establishment of Fort St. George. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        VOYAGE TO ABYSSINIA AND TRAVELS INTO THE INTERIOR OF THAT COUNTRY, EXECUTED UNDER THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, IN THE YEARS 1809 AND 1810; in which are included, An Account of the Portuguese Settlements on the East Coast of Africa, visited in the course of the voyage; A Concise Narrative of Late Events in Arabia Felix; and Some Particulars respecting the Aboriginal African Tribes, extending from Mosambique to the borders of Egypt; together with Vocabularies of their respective languages

      London F. C. and J. Rivington 1814 - First edition and with the errata leaf. 37 maps, charts, views, etc., including two vignettes and a very large, multi-folding hand-coloured map of Abyssinia. Large 4to, contemporary diced russia, gilt decorated with double fillet lines and roll tooled borders on the covers, raised bands with gilt decorations to the compartments of the spine, gilt edged boards and turnovers, marbled endleaves, all edges marbled. xii, 506, lxxv index pp. Rare in contemporary binding unrestored, the hinges are cracking and could be refurbished quite well, cords generally sound, a few unobtrusive ex libris markings quite small in nature at the prelims, plates and charts and maps in nice condition, the text crisp and clean and sound. Salt was sent by the British government to Abyssinia to present gifts to the king, report on the state of the country, and cultivate relations with the tribes along the Red Sea coast. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Amsterdam Holland Netherlands 1814 Mortier Visscher folding city plan map case

      1814 - Plan de la grande et fameuse ville marchande d'Amsterdam. (Large folding canvas-backed map and city plan of Amsterdam) Issued 1715-1814 (this last state), Mortier, Elizabeth (widow of N.) / Visscher Splendid example of a large format linen backed city plan of Amsterdam. Richly printed as issued, a superior clean fresh example. With the original green publishers cardboard slipcase which fits snugly. All separately issued linen-backed wall maps of this era are fairly rare survivals, more-so found so nice as this example. Dissected into 24 panels, printed and mounted by publisher, original hand lettered title to box. Map measures c. 38 1/4" W" x 22 1/4" H . Folio. Slip case measures 7 3/4" H x 5 1/8" W. Hameleers, Kaarten van Amsterdam 1538-1865, 104, 6th (and final) state. The extensive documentation of each state allows for absolutely certain dating, which is confirmed by being the only state which lacks a title cartouche at bottom center. Cement Molen so named along Nieuwe Vaart. D'Ailly, Calalogus van Amsterdamsche Plattegronden, 313 (placing it chronologically in at c.1779-80 and noting the key at right goes to #299, which is "N. Z. Huis zittenhuis"). This is quite interesting when compared to the definitive state found above. A picture is worth a thousand words. The images are a major part of the item description. Please examine closely, what you see is what we will send you. [note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].

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        Gesamtansicht ('Dantzic').

      - altkolorierte Aquatinta v. Robert Bowyer aus An illustrated record of important events in the annals of Europe, 1814, 22,5 x 32,5

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        \"Leipsic\" ( Leipzig ), Gesamtansicht, im Vordergrund ein Bauer mit Schubkarre sowie ein Pferdefuhrwerk, die sich auf dem zur Stadt führenden Weg befinden. Im Hintergrund die Silhouette und die Türme der Stadt. Altkolorierte Aquatinta-Radierung.

       1814 Darstellungsgröße 22 x 31,5 cm, unter Glas und Passepartout gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 43,5 x 53,5 cm ). Am Bildunterrand mit *Published by R. Bowyer, Pall Mall, 1814* bezeichnet. Das Blatt gering fleckig bzw. gering stockfleckig, der weiße Außenrand leicht stockfleckig. Der Rahmen gering bestoßen. Insgesamt guter und dekorativer Zustand mit schönem Kolorit. ( Bitte beachten: Versand hier nur auf eigenes Risiko wegen Bruchgefahr, besser ist Selbstabholung in meinem Ladengeschäft ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Bowyer, Leipzig, Leipsic, 1814, Stadtansicht, Leipziger, Google, Sachsen, Robert Bowyer, Aquatinta, Radierung, Stich

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        English Botany; or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with their essential characters, synonyms, and places of growth. To which will be added, occasional remarks. (Together with:] General Indexes to the thirty-six volumes of English Botany. London: James Sowerby, 1814.

      London: Printed for the Author, by J. Davis [and various imprints], 1790–1814 - 36 volumes bound as 18 plus Index volume: 19 volumes octavo (233 x 134 mm). Contemporary green half straight-grained morocco, decorative gilt spines, marbled sides, edges & endpapers. Provenance: armorial bookplate of F. C. Walrond (dated 1939); neat pencilled ownership inscription of "H. Wynne Finch" on preliminary blank in volume I; Colonel Sir William Heneage Wynne-Finch (1893-1969), translator of Fracastor: Syphilis or the French disease: a poem in Latin hexameters by Girolamo Fracastoro (1935); as a captain in the Scots Guards during the Great War he was wounded twice, mentioned in despatches twice, and awarded the MC. He was advisor to the Egyptian Army between 1919 and 1926, and later JP and Lord-Lieutenant of Caernarvonshire (1941-1960). His neat annotations are scattered though the letterpress, and in the Index he notes the discovery of a particular moss on Dartmoor, in the company of Vernon Rendall, editor of the Athenaeum (1900-16) and author of Wild Flowers in Literature (Scholartis Press, 1934). Scattered light foxing, occasional very pale offsetting from text to plates, some light pencil annotations. A lovely set. 2,592 fine handcoloured engraved plates by James Sowerby. First edition of "the first extensive description of the British flora" (ODNB), complete and in a very appealing contemporary binding. "One of the most celebrated of all British floras is Sowerby's English Botany. This periodical publication, issued in 267 numbers, and published in thirty-six volumes between 1790 and 1814, contains 2,592 beautifully coloured illustrations of plants most of which are drawn and engraved by James Sowerby. The plates are accompanied by descriptive letterpress by the eminent botanist James Edward Smith. English Botany proved a success from the first. [and] is of value even to the present day as a work of reference, and as an illustrated flora of our country it has never been surpassed" (Blanche Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature before 1800, II pp. 141-43). "In order to obtain material for description in English Botany, Sowerby requested botanists throughout the country to submit suitable specimens. By appealing to their vanity, or willingness to serve science, he established the network of naturalists that enabled his family to produce a succession of natural history publications. Dawson Turner (1755–1858), an early contributor, joined him on a botanical tour of Cornwall in 1799 - one of the few occasions that Sowerby carried out fieldwork and did not use pressure of work as an excuse to hide a dislike of travelling" (ODNB). Sowerby and Smith's extraordinary national network of botanists in exemplified in the letterpress, which often identifies a botanist by name and gives the location of where an example was found; as in the case of the "Brownish Covered Lichen (Lichen melaleucus)": "Found on the bark of young oaks, in St. Leonard's forest, Sussex, by Mr. W. Borrer" - a reference here to the eminent botanist William Borrer. Complete sets are decidedly uncommon, and particularly so when encountered in such an attractive contemporary binding. Henrey 1363; Nissen 2225; Plesch pp.412-13; Pritzel 8789. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Trial of Lord Cochrane and others for a Conspiracy: Tried in the Court of Kings-Bench, Guildhall, London, before Lord Ellenborough, June 8th and 9th, 1814. (and) A Letter to Lord Ellenborough from Lord Cochrane

      London, (n.d. (1814) and 1815. Two vols. 48; 138, (38) pp. Cochrane, in the words of 20th century biographer Donald Thomas, “inarguably the finest single-ship captain since Elizabethan times... led a life that reads like an improbable and picaresque historical novel.” In fact, Patrick O'Brian novelized Cochrane as Jack Aubrey, and included this event, which was essentially a political trial of the radical Cochrane by the Tories, and his judge, Lord Ellenborough. The charges centered around a stock market scam in which Cochrane was wrongly implicated. Both the “Trial” and “Letter” have been removed from larger volumes. The “Trial” is a complete report of the proceedings up to the guilty verdict, but does not include the 24 page “Supplement.” It also lacks the portrait. The “Letter” is a detailed recounting of Cochrane's defense. It is a second edition. Following this humiliation Cochrane joined the Chilean, Brazilan and Greek navies, to assist those countries in their struggles for independence. He returned to the Royal Navy in 1832 and his reputation was restored. Two vols.

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        THE PRODIGAL SON.[caption title].

      Cheshire, Ct.: Shelton & Kensett, 1814. - Four handcolored engravings, each 14 x 10 1/4 inches. Trimmed very close to plate marks. A few small marginal chips and tears at edges, slightly affection captions and just entering into one image, several very minor scattered pinholes. Remnants of previous mounting on blank versos. Pronounced patches of dampstaining to one engraving. Browned and spotted, particularly at lower margin. Good. Matted and framed. An exceedingly rare complete set of engravings by pioneering early American engraver Amos Doolittle. Beginning with his depictions of the early battles of the Revolution at Lexington and Concord, in which he was an active participant, Doolittle fashioned a long career as an engraver in Connecticut, which lasted until his death in 1832. This set of four engravings plots the Bible parable of the Prodigal Son, showing a young wastrel receiving his inheritance from his father ("The Prodigal Son Receiving the Patrimony"), his squandering of the money ("The Prodigal Son Revelling with Harlots"), his destitution ("The Prodigal Son in Misery"), and finally his plea to his father for forgiveness ("The Prodigal Son Returned to His Father"). The plates were fashioned not only for the purpose of depicting religious allegory but also against the backdrop of the War of 1812 and the New England secession plot at the Hartford Convention. "The demoralizing influence - politically, socially, and more important, economically - of the War of 1812 is well documented. New Englanders were so obsessively against 'Mr. Madison's War' that they met in Hartford to consider sedition. The timing may have been coincidental, but it was during this period that Doolittle issued a message of hope to bolster the morale of his countrymen" - O'Brien. "In the course of his lengthy career as an engraver, Doolittle had illustrated several religious works and Bibles. The PRODIGAL SON series is, however, his major independent production in that field. It is remarkable that Doolittle dressed his figures in contemporary dress and placed them in a setting of familiar New England landscapes and buildings. The scene of revelry, possibly derived from similar designs by Hogarth, is rather stilted and unconvincing, but the other scenes that appealed more directly to the Puritan morality are presented with utter sincerity and resultant effectiveness" - Shadwell. An important group of engravings from one of the first engravers of the United States, almost never encountered as a complete set. SHADWELL 110, 111, 112, 113. STAUFFER 539, 540, 541. FIELDING 391. Donald C. O'Brien, AMOS DOOLITTLE: ENGRAVER OF THE REPUBLIC, New Castle: Oak Knoll, 2008, p.79.

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        THE PRODIGAL SON...[caption title]

      Cheshire, Ct.: Shelton & Kensett, 1814. Four handcolored engravings, each 14 x 10 1/4 inches. Trimmed very close to plate marks. A few small marginal chips and tears at edges, slightly affection captions and just entering into one image, several very minor scattered pinholes. Remnants of previous mounting on blank versos. Pronounced patches of dampstaining to one engraving. Browned and spotted, particularly at lower margin. Good. Matted and framed. An exceedingly rare complete set of engravings by pioneering early American engraver Amos Doolittle. Beginning with his depictions of the early battles of the Revolution at Lexington and Concord, in which he was an active participant, Doolittle fashioned a long career as an engraver in Connecticut, which lasted until his death in 1832. This set of four engravings plots the Bible parable of the Prodigal Son, showing a young wastrel receiving his inheritance from his father ("The Prodigal Son Receiving the Patrimony"), his squandering of the money ("The Prodigal Son Revelling with Harlots"), his destitution ("The Prodigal Son in Misery"), and finally his plea to his father for forgiveness ("The Prodigal Son Returned to His Father"). The plates were fashioned not only for the purpose of depicting religious allegory but also against the backdrop of the War of 1812 and the New England secession plot at the Hartford Convention. "The demoralizing influence - politically, socially, and more important, economically - of the War of 1812 is well documented. New Englanders were so obsessively against 'Mr. Madison's War' that they met in Hartford to consider sedition.... The timing may have been coincidental, but it was during this period that Doolittle issued a message of hope to bolster the morale of his countrymen" - O'Brien. "In the course of his lengthy career as an engraver, Doolittle had illustrated several religious works and Bibles. The PRODIGAL SON series is, however, his major independent production in that field. It is remarkable that Doolittle dressed his figures in contemporary dress and placed them in a setting of familiar New England landscapes and buildings. The scene of revelry, possibly derived from similar designs by Hogarth, is rather stilted and unconvincing, but the other scenes that appealed more directly to the Puritan morality are presented with utter sincerity and resultant effectiveness" - Shadwell. An important group of engravings from one of the first engravers of the United States, almost never encountered as a complete set. SHADWELL 110, 111, 112, 113. STAUFFER 539, 540, 541. FIELDING 391. Donald C. O'Brien, AMOS DOOLITTLE: ENGRAVER OF THE REPUBLIC, New Castle: Oak Knoll, 2008, p.79.

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        Luther Martin, assailer of the Constitution, signed ALS

      Annapolis, June 2, 1814. 8" x 10". "Bi-fold ALS, heavily scripted to one page, with the remaining pages blank and docketed to verso, 8"" x 10"". Paper is age toned and lightly soiled and grubby, expected folds, light bleeding to ink, expert repairs to paper loss on the second blank page. Red wax seal present. Signed and dated by Luther Martin, ""Annapolis 2d June 1814"", and signed as ""Luther Martin""ALS written about 15 years after the Constitutional Convention, and now Luther Martin's postwar law practice grew to become one of the largest and most successful in the country. The beginning of the 1800s saw Martin as defense counsel in two controversial national cases. In the first case, Martin won an acquittal for his close friend Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase in his impeachment trial in 1805. Two years later, Martin was one of Aaron Burr's defense lawyers when Burr stood trial for treason in 1807.This ALS penned in 1814 expresses Martin's concern to his peer John Stevens regarding his proceedings in the Orphans Court. ("Orphans' Court" is simply the historical name for a court that handles wills and estates). Martin pens ""I am concerned with you in the orphans Courts for Owen Elder, to establish the will of his brother John ... Be so good as to have the cause continued to a future day ... Are you concerned for Owen in the (illegible) brought against him by Snowden in the County Court? ... I have the Testimony in the orphans Court carefully reduced to writing in case of appeal"" It would be just 15 years prior that Luther Martin assailed the Constitutional Convention, not only for what it was attempting to do, but also for how it was going about the job. He broke the pledge to secrecy under which the convention had met and informed the Maryland legislators that the convention had violated its instructions to meet ""for the sole and express purpose of revising"" the Articles of Confederation.He noted that the convention delegates had taken it upon themselves to make a fresh start by creating an entirely new system of government. To Martin, such an effort was akin to launching a coup d'etat. George Washington and Benjamin Franklin had backed the change of direction of the convention, but, Martin said, we should not ""suffer our eyes to be so far dazzled by the splendor of names, as to run blindfolded into what may be our destruction.""A wonderful rare ALS by an intriguing, strong-willed individual who fought for his beliefs. Termed the ""Federal Bull-Dog."" by Thomas Jefferson, Martin attacked the proposed new form of government and continued to fight ratification of the Constitution through 1788. He lamented the ascension of the national government over the states and condemned what he saw as unequal representation in Congress. He owned six slaves of his own but opposed including slaves in determining representation (most slave owners supported counting slaves for the purposes of determining representation - as this would increase the power of Slave States) and believed that the absence of a jury in the U.S, Supreme Court gravely endangered freedom. At the convention, Martin complained, the aggrandizement of particular states and individuals often had been pursued more avidly than the welfare of the country. The assumption of the term ""federal"""" by those who favored a national government also irritated Martin. Maryland largely ignored Martin's warnings. In April 1788, it voted to ratify the Constitution, the seventh state to do so. In June, when New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify, the required threshold had been reached, and the new Constitution took effect. Three years later, the first 10 amendments were added."

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        Printed summary of Naval expenses during the War of 1812, including rewarding lieutenant Jesse Eliot for his capture of the Brig Detroit

      [Washington, D.C.]: , December 31, 1814. [Washington, D.C.], December 31, 1814. 21" x 14.25". "Printed document: ""Statement of expenditures... drawn from the treasury by the secretary of the navy"", one page, 21"" x 14.25"", October 1, 1813 - September 30, 1814, with an itemization of costs for pay and subsistence of officers and seamen; provisions; medicines; ordnance and small arms; repair of vessels; building of sloops of war; building barges; repair of frigates Constellation and Chesapeake; building vessels of war on Lakes Ontario and Champlain; building of floating batteries; rewarding lieutenant Eliot for the capture and destruction of the British Brig Detroit. Some very light dampstains, expert mending and strengthening on verso, else fine condition.[Note: On October 9, 1812, Lieutenant Jesse Eliott led two boats full of American soldiers and sailors up the Niagara River, their muffled oars propelling them quietly toward two British brigs, Caledonia and Detroit, lying at anchor under the protection of the guns of Fort Erie. Slipping aboard the two ships, the American sailors and soldiers achieved complete surprise. ""In about ten minutes,"" Elliott reported, ""I had the prisoners all secured, the topsails sheeted home, and the vessels underway."" There's nothing recorded concerning the fate of her British crew. There were other British warships on the river that day, and a ferocious gun-battle ensued. By all reports, the Detroit became stranded on a reef, and the tremendous pounding she was taking started a fire. She burned to the waterline.] A Recapitulation appears at the lower margin. Despite several notable successes by US frigates, the Royal Navy quickly gained the upper hand at sea; however, success on land seesawed back and forth between the Americans and the British and Canadian forces. The war ended with the Treaty of Ghent, restoring North America to status quo ante bellum."

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        Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Vol. II of the Second Series

      Printed by John Eliot, Boston 1814 - 292 pp. Signed with gift inscription to the American Antiquarian Society by Isaiah Thomas. "This valuable collection of important documents, relating to the history of America," Sabin. Includes Schermerhorn: "Report to the Society for Propagating the Gospel among the Indians and others in North America. Report respecting the Indians, inhabiting the Western Parts of the United States. Communicated by Mr. John F. Schermerhorn to the Secretary of the Society for Propagating the Gospel among the Indians and Others in North America." Sabin 45852. Sabin 77610. Spine and label well worn, ends and joints chipped, institutional stamp on title, gift inscription on free front endpaper, leaves untrimmed, about good. Original blue-gray paper-covered boards with paper label on spine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Trial of Lord Cochrane and others for a Conspiracy: Tried in the Court of Kings-Bench, Guildhall, London, before Lord Ellenborough, June 8th and 9th, 1814. (and) A Letter to Lord Ellenborough from Lord Cochrane

      London, (n.d. (1814) and 1815. Two vols. 48; 138, (38) pp. Cochrane, in the words of 20th century biographer Donald Thomas, “inarguably the finest single-ship captain since Elizabethan times... led a life that reads like an improbable and picaresque historical novel.” In fact, Patrick O’Brian novelized Cochrane as Jack Aubrey, and included this event, which was essentially a political trial of the radical Cochrane by the Tories, and his judge, Lord Ellenborough. The charges centered around a stock market scam in which Cochrane was wrongly implicated. Both the “Trial” and “Letter” have been removed from larger volumes. The “Trial” is a complete report of the proceedings up to the guilty verdict, but does not include the 24 page “Supplement.” It also lacks the portrait. The “Letter” is a detailed recounting of Cochrane’s defense. It is a second edition. Following this humiliation Cochrane joined the Chilean, Brazilan and Greek navies, to assist those countries in their struggles for independence. He returned to the Royal Navy in 1832 and his reputation was restored. Two vols.

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        Homeri Opera Omnia: Ex Recensione et Cum Notis. 5 Vols

      Veneunt Apud Ricardum Priestley, Glasguae 1814 - 5 volumes. Greek text with Latin translation and notes. 'Accessit Varietas Lectionum Ms. Lips. et Edd. Veterum, Cura Jo. Augusti Ernesti.' Handsome full calf binding. Raised bands and leather title labels to spines. Neat historic gilt library crest to front boards and small gilt catalogue number to spines - does not detract. Small sticker to pastedowns. Some rubbing to leather boards, else good. Rare as a complete set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Narrative of the Captivity of Col. Ethan Allen, from the Time of his being taken by the British, near Montreal, on the 25th day of September, in the year 1775, to the time of his exchange, on the 6th day of May, 1778. Containing his voyages and travels . particularly the destruction of the prisoners at New-York, by General Sir William Howe, in the yers 1776 and 1777 . Written by Himself

      Pratt & Clark, Albany, (New York) 1814 - Later edition. iv, 144 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Shaw & Shoemaker 30656 Early boards and cloth, slightly worn and scuffed. Text block generally stained at outer edge throughout

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        The Exile. A Poem. From the Russian. Translated from the original MS. of the Author who fell in the Battle before Dresden. Illustrated with geographical Notes. Dedicated to the Grand Duchess of Oldenbourg

      London: Published by John Souter 1814 - First edition, scarce. It was reissued, with a cancel title and without the dedication leaf, in 1816. ‘A Russian Boyar adopts the son of a deceased peasant, for whom he entertained a friendship. His lordship was at this time childless; but, shortly after, his lady presented him with a daughter. She only lived, however, to embrace her child, and to recommend her future union with the adopted Alexis. The Boyar promises. The children are brought up with the avowed intention of being united; but, when they have attained an age to be sensible of their mutual and unalterable attachment to each other, the arrival of a noble stranger changes the scene: he induces the Boyar to Exile his favourite, for the purpose of weakening his daughter’s hitherto approved affection, and of marrying her according to her rank. The heroine true to her first love pines for her absent Alexis; till, being at the brink of the grave, her father resolves to restore his child, by recalling the object of her affections, and blessing their union. But mercy came too late. The youth, more noble of spirit than of birth, seeks glory in the field of battle, and falls at the battle of Dresden, with the name of a hero ’ (Critical Review). The book is not listed in Line, or Lewanski, but then I am slightly doubtful that it is indeed translated from a Russian source (if it is, then it is the first English translation of a piece of Russian poetry). It seems more likely that it is a writer capitalising on the fashion for all things Russian which arose in Britain during the Napoleonic Wars. It is not listed in Cat. Russica, or Cross, The Russian Theme in English Literature, either, but then it may have been passed over as a translation. WorldCat locates 3 copies (BL, Yale, New York Historical Society); COPAC adds no others. 8vo (209 × 132 mm) in half-sheets, pp. [4], 70; the occasional light mark, but a good copy, disbound. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kriegsgeschichtliche und kriegswissenschaftliche Monographien aus der neuern Zeit seit dem Jahre 1792. Band I bis III, drei Bände.

      uniforme Originalhalblederbände mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und goldgeprägten Verzierungen. ca. 20,00 x 12,5 cm. (4), 455 / VIII, 467 / 402 Seiten. mit drei / fünf / drei (zum Teil coloriert) ausfaltbaren Karten / Plänen. Die Titel je mit altem Stempel, in den Vorsätzen je handschriftlicher Vermerk. Die Satzspiegel teils stärker gebräunt. Einbände wenig berieben. Die Rücken unten im Leder beschabt (vermutlich Kleber entfernt, Band zwei Rücken geklebt. eine Karte mit Einriss. gute Exemplare. Inhalt: Bericht über die königlich sächsische Infanterie-Brigade von Klengel / Feldzug der verbündeten Heere in Frankriech im Jahre 1814 / Unparteiische Darstllung des Ueberganges der französischen Armee über die Berezina im Jahre 1812 / Briefe eines preußischen Offiziers über den Feldzug der verbündeten englischen und preußischen Heere gegen die französische Armee im Jahre 1815 / Tagebuch der Kriegsbegebenheiten in Tyrol, Feldzug 1805, Plan der Befestigung Londons / Ein Versuch die Wirkungskraft der Minen zu verstärken / Belagerung von Saragossa im Jahre 1808 / Umriß des Befreiungskrieges der spanischen Provinz Catalonien. / Militärische Fragmente, aufgefunden im Nachlasse des verstorbenen, in Königl. Sächsischen Diensten gestandenen Majors und Militär-Plankammer-Directors Lehmann. Nr.I Ueber die Sicherung eines Staates durch Festungsbauwerke. / Kurze Beschreibung der Belagerung von Danzig u.a.m.

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        An Inquiry Into the Principles and Policy of the Government of the.

      1814 - "Deserves to Rank Among the Two or Three Really Historic Contributions to Political Science Which have been Produced in the United States" Taylor, John, Of Caroline [1753-1824]. An Inquiry into the Principles and Policy of the Government of the United States. Comprising Nine Sections, Under the Following Heads: I. Aristocracy; II. The Principles of the Policy of the United States, And of the English policy; III. The Evil Moral Principles of the Government of the United States; IV. Funding; V. Banking; VI. The Good Moral Principles of the Government of the United States; VII. Authority; VIII. The Mode of Infusing Aristocracy into the Policy of the United States; IX. The Legal Policy of the United States. Fredericksburg, [VA]: Green and Cady, 1814. [iii]-viii, 656, [1] pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Contemporary three-quarter diced calf over marbled boards, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine. Light rubbing to boards. moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and lightly worn, hinges cracked, two early owner bookplates (J.W. Bailey, Hugh Cox) to front pastedown. Light browning to text, somewhat heavier in places, occasional light foxing. A handsome copy. * Only edition. Taylor wrote this important work in 1814 as a reply to John Adams's Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America. Unlike Adams, he rejects the concept of "a natural aristocracy" of "paper and patronage" and a federal government based on a system of debt and taxes. He considers the American government to be one of divided powers responsible to the sovereign people alone. Opposed to the extent of power awarded to the executive office, he calls for shorter terms for the president and all elected officers. Charles Beard said this work "deserves to rank among the two or three really historic contributions to political science which have been produced in the United States.": Dictionary of American Biography IX:331. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 94491. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 5823. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN ESSAY ON THAT EARLIEST SPECIES OF IDOLATRY, THE WORSHIP OF THE ELEMENTS

      London: Stanhopian Press of Stevenson, Matchett and Stevenson. Very Good. 1814. First Edition. Hardcover. Bound in later nineteenth century 1/2 calf leather over brown cloth. With three hand-colored engraved plates (two folding) with gift inscription from the author. First edition of this essay "THE WORSHIP OF THE ELEMENTS" by the ancient Greeks an d the early Chinese as depicted in their art. The two folding colored plates are of an early-illustrated Chinese Manuscript and the details from a Fifteenth Century Chinese porcelain. The author, James Christie, was an English antiquary and founder of Christie's auction house. This work is inscribed to the English novelist and distinguished collector, Thomas Hope (1770-1831). "Thos Hope, Esq. With the Author's Respects." Bookplate of Kenneth Edwin McMullen. Text is age toned. Art; Hand Colored; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 26 pages; Signed by Author .

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        Fine Autograph Letter Signed in French with translation, addressed to 'Sirs' , c/o Monsieur Salis, (Robert, d. 1836, Lieutenant at Trafalgar, Commander, R.N. (1812) in the Peninsular War)

      1814 - French Director of Hospitals, and a Prisoner of War at Vittoria, saying that "His Excellence is more than 25 leagues from here inland in pursuit of the French army, and since there is no means of communication . I am vexed to have to tell you that you should not think of an exchange at this moment. The only basis of hope we could have, is that the day which is to bring peace to Europe cannot be long in coming", and promising "on this and every other occasion, you will find me ready to do you service, if circumstances place it within my power", 2 sides folio, address on conjugate leaf, St. Jean de Luz, 7th March light remains of guard on blank margin of fourth side Wellington at this moment was pursuing Soult in the foothills of the Pyrenees, in a fiercely fought campaign.

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        MÜNCHEN. - Eisenmann, Joseph Anton. Beschreibung der Haupt= und Residenzstadt München und ihrer Umgebungen, in topographischer, geschichtlicher und statistischer Hinsicht.

      München, Ernst August Fleischmann 1814 - 2. verbesserte und sehr vermehrte Aufl. 18 x 11 cm. XVI, 236 S., 1 Bl. Mit 8 (davon 2 mehrf. gefalt.) Kupfertafeln, 7 Textkupfern und 1 mehrf. gefalt. Plan. Pappband der Zeit. Maillinger I, 3055; Pfister I, 4495; Lentner 13513: "Sehr selten". - Unter den schönen Kupfern die Ansichten von München von der Südostseite, Nymphenburg, Schleißheim und Starnberg (von Bollinger nach Wagenbauer), die Michaelskirche (von Quaglio) sowie drei hübsche Szenen aus dem Englischen Garten. - Einband bestoßen und Rücken lädiert. Das gefaltete Frontispiz wasserrandig. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar dieses raren Werkes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Narrative of the Captivity of Col. Ethan Allen, from the Time of his being taken by the British, near Montreal, on the 25th day of September, in the year 1775, to the time of his exchange, on the 6th day of May, 1778. Containing his voyages and travels ... particularly the destruction of the prisoners at New-York, by General Sir William Howe, in the yers 1776 and 1777 ... Written by Himself

      Albany, (New York): Pratt & Clark, 1814. Later edition. iv, 144 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Early boards and cloth, slightly worn and scuffed. Text block generally stained at outer edge throughout. Later edition. iv, 144 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Shaw & Shoemaker 30656

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        Lara, a Tale; Jacqueline, a Tale

      London: Printed for J. Murray, 1814. First edition. viii + 128 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Uncut in the original drab blue boards, white paper spine. Spine a bit darkened, covers a ittle soiled; minor marginal soiling to text and ocasional scattere light foxing. Very good. First edition. viii + 128 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Wise 1, p. 101

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        The Evangelical Family Bible

      Thomas Kelly, London 1814 - Folio (17 1/2 x 11"). Unpaginated. Contemporary full morocco on wooden panel. Additional engraved title page dated 7th October 1812. New Testament title page dated 1813. Steel-engraved frontispiece to the New Testament. This handsome 1814 large family Bible, features the beloved text of the King James Version embellished with 46 detailed engravings, First published in 1611, the King James Version of the Bible has exercised an incalculable impact on piety, language and literature throughout the English-speaking world. "Other translations may engage the mind, but the King James Version is the Bible of the heart" (Campbell, 275). It is probably the text most commonly found in decorative family Bibles such as this one, which, in addition to copious study notes, contains 46 striking steel-engravings (including NT frontispiece and additional engraved title page) "selected from the purest paintings and original designs of the most eminent artists." With Apocrypha, at rear. Binding rubbed along edges and on covers, with some abrasion to leather. Inside of front cover, free front endpaper, fly leaf and engraved title foxed. Front hinge starting. Minor to moderate foxing and age-toning throughout. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in good to good+ condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kurzweilige und wahrhafte Beschreibung der Schlachten bey Leipzig ... vor einem Augenzeugen ....

      Leipzig: Bruder & Hofman, 1814. Thin 8vo. (4 x 7'). xxiv, 160pp. Early, perhaps original, binding of marbled paper over boards and with the title pasted-on to the upperboard: a square of cloth, gilt. Large (7 x 7-1/2') hand-colored frontispiece caricature showing Napoleon cornered ('in Klemme') by five soldiers, weapons drawn. Upper hinge neatly and nearly invisibly repaired else a near fine copy. Old faint circular stamp on margin of title page. The Battle of Leipzig in 1813 was the most decisive defeat suffered by Napoleon. It is considered the largest battle in Europe, with 500,000 troops, until World War I. Scarce. Near fine.

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        Park Place near Henley upon Thames. The Seat of the Earl of Malmesbury.

      London: Colnaghi & Co., published Aug. 1st,, 1814. Engraved by Robert Havell. Coloured aquatint (317 × 432 mm). Window mounted, and presented, glazed, in an attractive handmade gilt frame (overall size 438 × 522 mm). Pale toning, else very good. The third of fourteen children born to Luke Havell, a drawing-master and printseller, who was one of the founders of the Havell family's reputation in the arts and publishing. William was discouraged from following in the family tradition receiving a classical education; "Nevertheless, the determined and adventurous spirit that characterized Havell's career was quickly evident; through practice and observation he taught himself to paint in watercolours and adopted a style much influenced by the work of J. M. W. Turner. In 1802 he made his first tour of Wales during which he amassed an extensive number of plein air sketches Â… In 1804 Havell moved from Reading to London and quickly joined a number of London-based sketching societies where he gained a reputation as an acute observer of nature. In the following year he was invited to become one of the founder members of the new Society of Painters in Water Colours and remained an active member and exhibitor until 1816, specializing in lakeside and Thames subjects. " (ODNB). An attractive view, well presented.

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        SPANISH NORTH AMERICA [caption title]

      [Edinburgh], 1814. Colored map, 20 3/4 x 27 1/2 inches. Small closed tear in upper edge, repaired with tape on verso; small chip in lower edge. Else near fine. Archival matting, and protected with a mylar sheet. An attractive map of Mexico, Guatemala, and what is now the southwest of the United States, made for Thomson's NEW GENERAL ATLAS (1817), but apparently also sold separately. The map shows all of Mexico, with the administrative provinces separately colored, and also includes Guatemala in the southeast. Spanish possessions in North America stretch in a wide finger well into New Mexico, and also include a large portion of Texas. New Orleans and West Florida are shown as part of the United States, and the northern part of the map is dominated by Louisiana Territory. The locations of several southwestern Indian tribes are also given. OCLC lists ten total locations for this map. PHILLIPS, ATLASES 731. OCLC 43219617, 21805781, 9847908.

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        A New Edition of Toland's History of the Druids

      Montrose: James Watt, 1814. 8vo. 434pp. Contemporary faded and stained plain green cloth rebacked in a deeper green cloth with gilt spine titles and rules. A few stains and marginal notes; three bookplates; notes on rear endpapers; repaired tear on C3; else a very good copy. The History of the Druids is followed by Huddleston's copious notes, critical, philological and explanatory. Very good.

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        Park Place near Henley upon Thames. The Seat of the Earl of Malmesbury. Engraved by Robert Havell.

      London: Colnaghi & Co., published Aug. 1st, 1814 - Coloured aquatint (317 × 432 mm). Window mounted, and presented, glazed, in an attractive handmade gilt frame (overall size 438 × 522 mm). Pale toning, else very good. The third of fourteen children born to Luke Havell, a drawing-master and printseller, who was one of the founders of the Havell family's reputation in the arts and publishing. William was discouraged from following in the family tradition receiving a classical education; "Nevertheless, the determined and adventurous spirit that characterized Havell's career was quickly evident; through practice and observation he taught himself to paint in watercolours and adopted a style much influenced by the work of J. M. W. Turner. In 1802 he made his first tour of Wales during which he amassed an extensive number of plein air sketches In 1804 Havell moved from Reading to London and quickly joined a number of London-based sketching societies where he gained a reputation as an acute observer of nature. In the following year he was invited to become one of the founder members of the new Society of Painters in Water Colours and remained an active member and exhibitor until 1816, specializing in lakeside and Thames subjects. " (ODNB). An attractive view, well presented. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        CARTA TOPOGRAFICA DEI CONTORNI DI MILANO PEL CIRCUITO DI DODICI E PIU' MIGLIA.

      Milano prov. 1814 - Rara carta dei contorni di Milano. Si presenta senza margine graduato; secondo stato di due, il primo è datato 1802 (si veda bibliografia citata). L'esemplare ripropone il lavoro eseguito dagli Astronomi di Brera per la realizzazione del quarto foglio della rarissima "Carta topografica del Milanese e Mantovano" anche se rispetto a questa è ridotta ad occidente ed a settentrione comprendendo una maggior porzione di territorio ad oriente. Il titolo si trova iscritto in decorativo cartiglio nell'angolo in basso a sinistra. Restauro al margine destro. Colorata a mano all'acquerello.Bibliografia: Motta, p. 37; Arrigoni-Bertarelli, n. 1308; IGM (Catalogo ragionato delle carte esistenti nella cartoteca?1934), n. 59 mm 480x695

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        SPANISH NORTH AMERICA [caption title]

      [Edinburgh], 1814. Colored map, 20 3/4 x 27 1/2 inches. Small closed tear in upper edge, repaired with tape on verso; small chip in lower edge. Else near fine. Archival matting, and protected with a mylar sheet. An attractive map of Mexico, Guatemala, and what is now the southwest of the United States, made for Thomson's NEW GENERAL ATLAS (1817), but apparently also sold separately. The map shows all of Mexico, with the administrative provinces separately colored, and also includes Guatemala in the southeast. Spanish possessions in North America stretch in a wide finger well into New Mexico, and also include a large portion of Texas. New Orleans and West Florida are shown as part of the United States, and the northern part of the map is dominated by Louisiana Territory. The locations of several southwestern Indian tribes are also given. OCLC lists ten total locations for this map. PHILLIPS, ATLASES 731. OCLC 43219617, 21805781, 9847908.

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        A New Edition of Toland's History of the Druids

      Montrose: James Watt, 1814. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. 434pp. Contemporary faded and stained plain green cloth rebacked in a deeper green cloth with gilt spine titles and rules. A few stains and marginal notes; three bookplates; notes on rear endpapers; repaired tear on C3; else a very good copy. The History of the Druids is followed by Huddleston's copious notes, critical, philological and explanatory.

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        Mémoire Sur L'iode" [Memoire Sur L'iode] in Annales de Chimie, Vol. 91, pp. 5-160 AND Premier Mémoire Sur L'Opium [Memoire Sur L'Opium] in Annales de Chimie, Vol. 92, pp. 225-247. Paris: Chez Crochard, Libraire, rue de l'Ecole de Médecine, 1814

      Chez Crochard, Paris 1814 - FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING OF GAY-LUSSAC'S CLASSIC PAPER ON IODINE. Two volumes bound as one. The Dictionary of Scientific Biography notes this as one of Gay-Lussac's most important papers (DSB Noted in DSB, 5, 327). In the late nineteenth century the chemist Wilhelm Ostwald, winner of the 1909 Nobel Prize, selected Gay-Lussac's paper as "one of the first and one of the best monographs of all time on a single element and its most important compounds and as such it has served as a model for many later pieces of research" (Crosland, Gay-Lussac: Scientist and Bourgeois, 85). Louis Joseph Gay-Lussac (1778-1850) was a French chemist and physicist with a well-known rivalry with Humphry Davy. While J. C. Courtois discovered iodine in 1811- and while he recognized iodine to be a distinctive substance from its purple vapor - he confused its compound with hydrogen as that of hydrogen chloride. Gay-Lussac and Davy were asked to further explore the issue, however they carried out their research virtually simultaneously, making it somewhat difficult to assign priority. Davy's claim for the originality of his study of iodine depends upon his argument of knowledge prior to that of Gay-Lussac. While the publication history is confusing, history credits Gay-Lussac (DSB, Vol. 5, p. 322). "In 1814 Davy did some further research on iodine, but? in prolonged and detailed research he was outshone by Gay-Lussac, who presented a full study of the new element in a major memoir read to the Institute on 1 August 1814" (Crosland). Davy's work had been somewhat hurried and incomplete while Gay-Lussac's was anything but. When published [this paper], at 155 pages, filled an entire issue of the Annales de chime" (Crosland). Gay-Lussac's work in this paper was exceptionally detailed and he "deserves full credit for his detailed study of hydrogen iodine, which he found to have a 50 percent hydrogen content by volume. He contrasted its thermal decomposition with the stability of hydrogen chloride. By the action of chlorine on iodine, he prepared? iodine monochloride and trichlorise. After further careful study of the properties of iodine, he prepared and examined a number of iodides and iodates. He prepared for the first time ethyl iodide by distilling together concentrated hydriodic acid with absolute alcohol" (DSB Vol. 5 p. 322). In this paper, his most important on the subject, Gay-Lussac settled Courtois's confusion, proving that the new substance was an element analogous of chlorine and it was Gay-Lussac who gave iodine the name iode (from the Greek ioeides, "violet colored". In a curious side-note, some even saw Gay-Lussac's paper as wondrous, including the "normally restrained German edition L. W. Gilbert, [who suggested] that the memoir transports the reader into a sort of fairyland? In order to understand Gilbert's remarks, the 20th century reader would have to forget his modern sophistication and try to recapture the childlike wonder which might be engendered on first seeing the black crystals of iodine transformed by heat into a beautiful violet vapor with no equal among contemporary dyestuffs" (ibid). ALSO INCLUDED is the first publication of a paper read to the Institute of France in 1804 by the French chemist Armand Séguin. In it, Séguin details his study of opium, of the greatest import being his "technique for obtaining another substance from opium" (Robinette, 378). Séguin "did not know it, but he was on the trail of one of the most far-reaching medical discoveries of all time" - morphine (Booth, Opium, 68). Séguin's discovery was not published for a decade [until the paper offered here], by which time the chemist was in disgrace for embezzling drug supplies from the French army, and his work was dismissed. In his speech and paper, Séguin "reported finding 'a very peculiar vegetable-animal material'" (Robinette). Though the timing in muddled as by the time of publication other researchers had made similar discoveries, writing in 1832, Pellet [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Der Landschaftsmaler auf der Reise, 1814

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: unten bezeichnet: "Der Landschaftsmahler auf der Reise." und unten rechts signiert und datiert: "J. A. Klein fec. 1814". verso Sammlungsstempel (Lugt Nr. 2656). Werkverzeichnis: Jahn 131 II/II. Provenienz: Sammlung Wolfgang von Dallwitz. Grösse: 12,6 x 18,5 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: 16,5 x 21,7 cm (Papier). 13,8 x 19,2 cm (Plattenmaß). Beschreibung: Porträt des Johann Jakob Kirchner (1788-1837 Nürnberg) an der Donau sitzend und zeichnend. Eines der schönsten Freundschaftsbildnisse im Bereich der romantischen Druckgraphik. Abdruck von der vollendeten Platte. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Complete System of Astronomy;

      London: Printed by G. Woodfall... And Sold by W. H. Lunn..., J. Deighton..., and J. Nicholson..., 1814, 1808. Three volumes, volumes I and II second edition, volume III first edition. Uniformly bound in contemporary full speckled calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered red and black labels, gilt rules to the boards, armorial bookplates to the front pastedowns, the first volume with the name "Hare" inscribed by an old hand. 19 folding charts to the rear of volume II. Repairs to the joints and spine ends, otherwise very good.

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        Rheinischer Merkur. Nr. 169 - 203, 205 - 330, 332 - 350 (27. Dez. 1814 - 27. Dez. 1815) nebst zahlreichen Beilagen. 2 Bände.

      ca. 750 S. Softcover 179 Ausgaben des "Rheinischen Merkur" in 2 Bänden, bis auf 2 fehlende Ausgaben (Nr. 204 und 331) durchgängig vom 27. Dez. 1814 bis 27. Dez. 1815. Kein Reprint! Nebst Beilagen: "Extra-Beilage zum Rheinischen Merkur" (undat.), sowie Beilagen zu den Nr. 170, 174, 187, 198, 199, 206, 209, 218, 223, 231, 239, 248, 253, 258, 264, 272, 278, 281, 290, 299, 300, 303, 306, 317, 320, 322, 329, 334, 336, 340, 345, 347, 349, 350, 351. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempel innen, altersgemäß überwiegend GUTER Erhaltungszustand. Pappbände der Zeit, stark berieben und bestoßen. Buchrücken lädiert. Mehrere Seiten an Seitenrändern wurmstichig, minimaler Textverlust ausschließlich bei ein paar Beilagen. Ausgabe Nr. 200 fälschlicherweise als 201 datiert. atx mbx

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        The Evangelical Family Bible

      London: Thomas Kelly, 1814. Later edition. Hardcover. f to g+. Folio (17 1/2 x 11"). Unpaginated. Contemporary full morocco on wooden panel. Additional engraved title page dated 7th October 1812. New Testament title page dated 1813. Steel-engraved frontispiece to the New Testament. This handsome 1814 large family Bible, features the beloved text of the King James Version embellished with 46 detailed engravings, First published in 1611, the King James Version of the Bible has exercised an incalculable impact on piety, language and literature throughout the English-speaking world. "Other translations may engage the mind, but the King James Version is the Bible of the heart" (Campbell, 275). It is probably the text most commonly found in decorative family Bibles such as this one, which, in addition to copious study notes, contains 46 striking steel-engravings (including NT frontispiece and additional engraved title page) "selected from the purest paintings and original designs of the most eminent artists." With Apocrypha, at rear. Binding rubbed along edges and on covers, with some abrasion to leather. Inside of front cover, free front endpaper, fly leaf and engraved title foxed. Front hinge starting. Minor to moderate foxing and age-toning throughout. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in good to good+ condition.

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