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        Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean. performed by order of the Government of the United States, in the years 1804, 1805, and 1806. By Captains Lewis and Clarke [sic]. Published from the official report

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London 1814 - (10 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches). 1p. publisher's advertisement at end. 1 folding engraved map by Neele, five engraved plans on 3 plates. (Without the half-title). Contemporary calf-backed marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into five compartments by double gilt fillets, dark blue morocco lettering-piece to second compartment, endpaper renewed. The first British edition of the great landmark of western exploration. First British and first quarto edition of the "definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" (Wagner-Camp). The book describes the U.S. government-backed expedition to explore the newly-acquired Louisiana Purchase undertaken from 1804 to 1806 by ascending the Missouri to its source, crossing the Rocky Mountains, and reaching the Pacific Ocean. In total, the expedition covered some eight thousand miles in slightly more than twenty-eight months. They brought back the first reliable information about much of the area they traversed, made contact with the Indian inhabitants as a prelude to the expansion of the fur trade, and advanced by a quantum leap the geographical knowledge of the continent. The narrative was first published in Philadelphia in two octavo volumes in the same year as the present edition. The large folding map of the West (by Neele after the Philadelphia edition map) recalls an extraordinary feat of cartography, accurately revealing much of the trans-Mississippi for the first time. Wheat notes that the map is almost identical to the Philadelphia version "except for a few minor variations." The observations in the text make it an essential work of American natural history, ethnography, and science, and it forms a worthy record of the first great U.S. government expedition. In terms of typography and paper quality, the first British edition is far more pleasing than the first American. Field 929; Graff 2480; Hill 1018; Howes L317, "b."; Literature of Lewis & Clark 5A.2; Sabin 40829; Streeter Sale 3128; Wagner-Camp 13:2; Wheat, Transmississippi 317. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Something Concerning Nobody Edited by Somebody. Embellished with Fourteen Characteristic Etchings.

      London: Robert Scholey, 1814. Full Morocco. Near Fine. Scarce satire, with only copies located on OCLC First Search at the British Library and the Huntington! 8vo. 18.5 by 12 cm. 191, [1] pp. 14 hand-colored plates. Modern full morocco roan reddish binding by Chris Arnison. An account of the travails, indignities, foibles and fooleries of the ordinary man, or Mr. Nobody. More of a series of lightly satiric sketches than a novel or novella. While today the Woodward caricatures -- scarce specimens from a caricaturist whose work is often hard to find -- are likely to excite greater interest among collectors, but the text is in fact every bit as worthy, and provides an excellent glimpse of Regency society and mores. A generally clean copy, in a lovely modern full roan colored morocco.

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        Researches, concerning the ancient inhabitants of America, with descriptions and views of some of the most striking scenes in the Cordilleras!

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, J. Murray, and H. Colburn, n.d. [1814].. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 2 volumes bound as one. Octavo, pp.iv; 411; [1]; pp.[4]; 324. With 20 engraved plates on 19 leaves, some hand coloured. Bound to style by Pennine Binding of Halifax in recent tan half calf with marbled boards, raised bands, gilt tooling, and gilt titles on contrasting leather labels to spine. Marbled endpapers. Ex Library, withdrawn from King's College London with stamps to that effect on the verso of the title page and to the following page of both volumes. Some light toning and moderate spotting to the textblock and to the plates. Small ink mark to foot of p.90, neat contemporary ink correction to p.298. Small ink mark to fore edge. Binders label to rear pastedown. One of the earliest archaeological works on the Aztec and Inca civilisations.

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        A Voyage to Terra Australis; undertaken for the purpose of completing the discovery of that vast country, and prosecuted in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803, in His Majesty's Ship the Investigator, and subsequently in the armed vessel Porpoise and Cumberland schooner. With an account of the shipwreck of the Porpoise, arrival of the Cumberland at Mauritius, and imprisonment of the commander during six years and a half in that island..

      London: G. and W. Nicol, 1814. A little light offsetting from the plates in the text volumes, but less than usual.. Two volumes quarto, and the atlas, elephant folio; the charts in the atlas all in their first issue and in the largest format; nine plates in the text; the atlas containing 16 folding or double-page charts, two plates (on four double-page sheets) of coastal views, and 10 double-page botanical plates; a very good set, the text in well-preserved contemporary calf, spines panelled in gilt in compartments between raised bands, red leather lettering-pieces and green leather numbering-pieces; the atlas in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spine lettered boldly along its length; joints of text and atlas volumes neatly repaired. A wonderful set of the great classic of Australian coastal exploration, in fine condition and with the atlas in its preferred largest format and, startlingly, the first of the text volumes inscribed "From the Author". The old myth that Flinders died as his long-awaited book was put into his hands has long since been debunked but an example of his great book with a deliberate presentation inscription, probably put there at his request by his publisher Nicol, is of exceptional interest and rarity.We have handled this remarkable copy twice before, first in the 1980s.The two extensive text volumes and the accompanying very large volume of charts of the coastline represent the magnificent achievement that was Flinders's voyage in the Investigator, the full-scale expedition to discover and explore the entire coastline of Australia (the name that Flinders himself preferred and championed). Flinders was the first to circumnavigate the continent, finally establishing that Australia was one large island and not, as previously had been speculated, divided by a navigable central strait.The three volumes form the complete record of the expedition with an authoritative introductory history of maritime exploration in Australian waters from the earliest times. The text contains a day by day account of the Investigator voyage and Flinders' later voyages on the Porpoise and the Cumberland. Robert Brown's 'General Remarks, geographical and systematical, on the Botany of Terra Australis', which is illustrated by Ferdinand Bauer's botanical plates in the atlas, is printed in an appendix in the second volume. The text is illustrated by William Westall's nine engraved plates in the text and two double-page plates of coastal views in the atlas. These are in many cases the very earliest views of the places visited and discovered on the voyage. Flinders's charts in the atlas were of such accuracy that they continued to be issued by the Admiralty for decades and form the basis of all modern charts of Australia. The charts in this copy are all of the first issue."Flinders's Voyage to Terra Australis is the most outstanding book on the coastal exploration of Australia. It is the centrepiece in any collection of books dealing with Australian coastal discovery. Such is the historical importance of this monumental work that no general collection of Australian books could be considered complete without it" (Wantrup). This is a remarkable copy, in the best possible format and inscribed as a presentation copy from the great navigator.

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        Voyage to Abyssinia

      1814 - (EAST AFRICA) SALT, Henry. A Voyage to Abyssinia, and Travels into the Interior of that Country, Executed". in the Years 1809 and 1810. London: F.C. and J. Rivington, 1814. Large quarto, contemporary full diced brown calf rebacked, black morocco spine label, raised bands, original marbled endpapers and edges. $4800.First edition of this fascinating travel narrative, chronicling Salt's expeditions across Egypt and Ethiopia, illustrated with two vignettes and 34 splendid copper-engraved plates and maps (four folding, one hand-colored), in contemporary calf boards.The renowned English diplomat archaeologist Henry Salt initially studied as a painter, and it was his artistic talents that "recommended him to the collector George Annesley, Viscount of Valentia, who took him on a tour of the East in 1802-06, during which he visited Egypt, Ethiopia and India. In 1809-10 Salt returned to Ethiopia as a quasi-official envoy under Canning's sponsorship, marching from the Red Sea coast with an escort of 160 bearers to explore trade and diplomatic links with the Ethiopian emperor Wolde Selassie. Britain, fearing a French alliance with Egypt, wished to secure a port on the Red Sea. Salt carried out a little archaeology, discovering at Aksum three large Ethiopian inscriptions," and documenting his work in this impressive volume (Howgego II:S6). Salt's role in three key excavations (Belzoni, Caviglia, and d'Athanasi) yielded splendid collections of Egyptian antiquities, many of which are now in the British Museum (Clayton, 44). In 1815 Salt was appointed Consul-General in Egypt and a year later, together with John Burckhardt, employed Giovanni Baptista Belzoni to remove the colossal bust of Rameses II from Thebes (now also in the British Museum). For this Salt was hailed as "the second Lord Elgin." Voyage to Abyssinia includes "particulars respecting the aboriginal African tribes, extending from Mosambique to the borders of Egypt" and a lengthy glossary of local languages. The numerous full-page illustrations are made by Charles Heath from original sketches by Salt, and include "perhaps the earliest printed illustration of hippo shooting" (Czech), which took place on the River Tacazzi. Blackmer 1479. Gay 184. Czech, African Big Game Hunting, 141. Old bookbinder ticket to front pastedown.Large folding hand-colored map reinforced along fold on verso, infrequent spotting to text. A very good copy in an attractive binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DU GOUVERNEMENT PARLEMENTAIRE EN FRANCE 1814 / 1848 PRECEDE D'UNE INTRODUCTION - EN 10 TOMES / 2E EDITION.

      1814. MICHEL LEVY FRERES. 1862 - 1875. In - 8.Carré. Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Coiffe en tête abîmée. Quelques rousseurs. 691 + 624 + 547 + 540 + 588 + 660 + 610 + 636 + 646 + 715 pages - 2ème plat désolidarisé + déchirure sur le 1er plat du tome 1 - tome 1 désolidarisé dos manquant - coiffe en tête abîmée sur le tome 2 et 9 - coiffes en tête et pied abîmées sur le tome 3 - coiffe en pied abîmée sur le tome 4 et 8 - accroc sur le dos + coiffe en tête abîmée sur le tome 5 et 6 - dos fendu sur le tome 7 - 1er plat + quelques pages partiellement désolidarisés sur le tome 8 - 2ème plat désolidarisé sur le tome 10 - quelques rousseurs sans réelle conséquence sur la lecture - annotations sur le 1er plat des 10 tomes - 2 photos disponibles.

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        Here Begyneth a Littel Tome and Hathe to Name The Lincolne Nosegay: beynge a Brefe Table of Certaine Bokes in the Posession of Maister Thomas Frognall Dibdin Clerk. Which Bookes be to be sold to Him who shal gyve the moste for ye Same

      16 pp. 8vo, a wonderful cont. binding by George Mullen of Dublin (with his ticket) of cream-colored straight-grained morocco (spine very slightly darkened), richly gilt & blind-tooled, around sides gilt roll borders in a "Gothic" design, flanked by quadruple gilt fillets, central panels decorated in blind, in center of each cover a large lozenge-shaped arabesque blind stamp, inner arabesque cornerpieces; inside borders gilt, doublures & endleaves of blue watered silk, framed by blind ornamental borders, spine with four raised bands & richly gilt, second compartment with title lettered in gilt, a.e.g. [London: printed by W. Bulmer, [1814].]. First edition, limited to 36 copies only; one of the great Dibdin rarities, here bound, ca. 1816, in one of the masterpieces by George Mullen of Dublin, Ireland's finest binder of the period, with his ticket. In this work we find Dibdin in the guise of bookseller. In October 1814 Dibdin managed to purchase for 500 guineas from the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln Cathedral six volumes containing 19 titles, mostly black-letter rarities, including four Caxtons. Within a month, Dibdin produced the present catalogue. "The well-turned archness of the title and the enthusiasm of the descriptions, the use of the best printer in England and the small limitation, the quality and the rarity of the books…and the standing in the book world of the celebrated author of Bibliomania, were carefully chosen ingredients which made The Lincolne Nosegay the most exclusive bookseller's catalogue ever issued. It may perhaps be more aptly termed a private auction catalogue, for it is unpriced, but the distinction is not important. More important is the limitation of edition as the measure of Dibdin's influenceable circle of friends and maximum targeted sales audience: thirty-one in the Roxburghe Club, including himself, and five spare copies…It is therefore not surprising that the Nosegay became a highly-prized collector's bijou - a joy to possess and a frustration not to possess…The Nosegay has remained a rare and attractive relic of its age."-Rabaiotti, "Beckford's A Dialogue in the Shades and Dibdin's The Lincolne Nosegay" in The Book Collector, Summer 1989, pp. 212-13. Provenance: This copy was given or sold by Dibdin to the Rev. Daniel McNeille, rector of Hackestowne in Ireland; on the upper portion of a front flyleaf Dibdin has written: "Price stitched 3s/6d. Only 36 Copies printed. T.F.D." This copy was bought at the sale of McNeille's "valuable" library in Dublin in July 1816 (clipping regarding the sale from the Dublin Journal of 20 July 1816 mounted on an endpaper) by William Shaw Mason (1774-1853), author of A Statistical Account or Parochial Survey of Ireland. On the flyleaf, underneath Dibdin's note, the auctioneer, Richard Edward Mercier, has recorded that Dibdin himself had given him an unsuccessful commission for this book: "…I had a Commission from Mr. Dibdin to purchase for him this Literary Bijoux, which he was very anxious to repossess." Mason, who probably asked Mercier to write this note, had it bound by Mullen, the outstanding Irish binder of the period, and presented it to Earl Whitworth of Abaston (1795-1825), Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1813 to 1817. On another flyleaf, there is a dedication in Mason's hand: "His Excellency Charles Earl Whitworth, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland &c., whose kind Condecension has so especially promoted the progress of the Statistical Survey." With the bookplate of George John, Eighth Earl of De La Warr (1791-1869) on the front doublure. From the library of Bernard H. Breslauer (his sale, Christie's NY, 21 March 2005, lot 83). The binding was exhibited, and reproduced in the exhibition's catalogue, at the Houghton Library in 1991. Fine copy preserved in a box. ? Jackson 34. Windle & Pippin A 24a.

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        Cary's Traveller's Companion or a Delineation of the Turnpike Roads of England and Wales

      John Cary 1814, London - 946 pp, 41 maps coloured in outline plus the environs of london map but lacking yorkshire map, soft brown leather with flap and gilt lettered spine which is worn, book is detached from front cover at spine and has foxing and marks to pages, a bookplate on f.e.p. name in ink dated 1816. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed. Portoferraio, 4. XII. 1814.

      1814. 1¾ pp. Bifolium with integral address panel. To her son Luciano de Bonaparte, explaining why she is sending her letters only now and complaining about not having any news of her sons: "vi accludo molte lettere che vi avevo scritte e che Ramolino doveva rimettermi, ma il suo viaggio essendo stato sospeso profitta di una occasione [...] per farvele pervenire; e da gran tempo che non ho ricevute delle vostre lettere vi prego di scrivermi e darmi non solo le vostre notizie e quelle della vostra famiglia, ma anche quelle di tutti i miei figli - presenti ed assenti [...]. Noi siamo tutti bene e la salute è alquanto buona. [...]".

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        GLI ORDINI D'ARCHITETTURA CIVILE DI M. JACOPO BAROZZI DA VIGNOLA CORREDATI DELLE AGGIUNTE FATTEVI DAGLI ARCHITETTI GIO. BATTISTA SPAMPANI E CARLO ANTONINI- EDIZIONE SECONDA MILANESE NUOVAMENTE ACCRESCIUTA E MIGLIORATA

      PIETRO E GIUSEPPE VALLARDI MILANO, 1814. Vol in 4° (mm 320), antiporta con busto del Vignola inciso su rame da Benedetto Bordiga (1766-1847), frontespizio con allegoria, 1 pag. n.n., 88 pagg. testo, XLIV tavv, la tav. 27 è ripetuta in forma diversa (tot. 45 tavv.). Legatura in mezza pelle, piatti marmorizzati, titolo e fregi oro al dorso. Bruniture ad alcune tavole.

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        De la réorganisation de la société européenne ou de la nécessité et des moyens de rassembler les peuples de l'Europe en un seul corps politique, en conservant à chacun son indépendance

      - A. Egron & Delaunay, Paris 1814, 13x20cm, broché. - Prima edizione paperback sotto copertura di attesa in silenzio, come a penna sulla copertina. Una piccola galleria di influenzare le ultime 20 pagine, un po 'di foxing altrimenti buona copia, con tutti i margini, come pubblicato. In un badge rara. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale brochée sous couverture muette d'attente, titre à la plume sur le premier plat. Une petite galerie de vers affectant les 20 dernières pages, quelques rousseurs sinon bon exemplaire, à toutes marges, tel que paru. D'une insigne rareté.

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        Über die Erkenntnis und Behandlung des Typhus in seinem regulären und anomalen Verlaufe.

      Büreau Für Literatur Und Kunst, Halberstadt 1814 Erstausgabe Interim-Broschur Sehr gut Solide Interim-Broschur mit montiertem Rückenschildchen, Buchblock unverletzt, sehr gut erhalten, Papier kaum stockfleckig, Vorwort vom Verfasser Dezember 1813, XXIII, 263 Seiten, klare lateinische Schrift. \"Noch niemals ist mir ein Typhus-Kranker gestorben, und ein gleiches Glück glaube ich mit der festesten Gewissheit einem Jeden der die Krankheit wie ich behandelt, versprechen zu können, wenn nicht etwas sehr ungünstige Umstände die Genesung verhindern, (z.B. in überfüllten, schlechten bedingten Lazarethen, bei sehr alten oder höchst schwächlichen Subjekten). - Hierauf gründen sich meine Behauptungen, hierauf meine Behandlungsart.\" +++ Wedemeyer: Georg Ludwig Heinrich Karl W., Arzt und tüchtiger Physiolog, wurde um 1790 in Elbingerode geboren. Er studierte in Göttingen und erlangte daselbst 1812 die Doctorwürde mit der Inauguraldissertation \"De febre petechiali\". Darauf ließ er sich als Arzt in Hannover nieder, wurde kgl. Leib- und Oberstabschirurgus, dirigirte 1815 die hannoverischen Hospitäler in den Niederlanden und leistete in dieser Stellung, besonders nach der Schlacht von Waterloo. den Verwundeten aufopferungsvolle Hülfe. W., der am 15. December 1829 starb, hat sich in der Geschichte der Physiologie durch eine Reihe von experimentellen Arbeiten ein Andenken gesichert. Sie betreffen besonders die Lehre vom Nervensystem, von der Respiration und Circulation. Außer verschiedenen in Rust\'s Magazin und Meckel\'s Archiv publicirten Aufsätzen sind erwähnenswerth: \"Commentatio historica pathologiam pilorum corporis humani sistens\" (Göttingen 1813); \"Ueber die Erkenntniß und Behandlung des Typhus in seinem regulären und anomalen Verlaufe\" (Halberstadt 1813); \"Physiologische Untersuchungen über das Nervensystem und die Respiration und deren Einfluß auf den Organismus\" (Hannover 1817); \"Untersuchungen über den Kreislauf des Bluts und insbesondere über die Bewegung desselben in den Arterien und Capillargefäßen\" (ebd. 1828). (NDB, ADB, Deutsche Biographie). +++ 12 x 20 Cm. 0,25 Kg. +++ Stichwörter: Medizin Infektion Bakterielle Infektionen Cholera Febris Typhodes Pathologie Therapie Febris Bibliosa Febris Hungarica Febric Gastrica Maligna Febris Flava Ansteckende Krankheiten Rarität Rara Epidemien Miasma Versand D: 5,50 EUR Medizin Infektion Bakterielle Infektionen Cholera Febris Typhodes Pathologie Therapie Febris Bibliosa Febris Hungarica Febric Gastrica Maligna Febris Flava Ansteckende Krankheiten Rarität Rara Epidemien Miasma

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. O. O. u. D.

      1814. 5 SS. Folio. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "In der Hoffnung dass es vielleicht von einigem Nutzen seyn dürfte wenn ich diejenigen Bemerkungen welche ich während meines Aufenthaltes in Breslau über den dortigen Zustand der Musik gemacht schriftlich mittheilte, so fand ich Gelegenheit in den zehn Tagen welche ich dort verweilte, folgende Erfahrungen in obiger Hinsicht zu machen. In Breslau angekommen ging ich zuerst in das königl. evangelische Seminar, um Herrn Hientsch, den ich von Berlin her kannte, wieder zu sehen. Er machte mich mit dem Äußerlichen der Anstalt gleich etwas bekannt. Auch probierte ich die Orgel, welche aber leider nur ein Manual hat und gar nicht von dem Umfange, von welchem ein solches Instrument für eine solche Anstalt billig seyn sollte. Auch ist eine Orgel für eine solche Anstalt, wo 80 und wohl noch mehr junge Leute sich zu Organisten bilden sollen, gar nicht ausreichend. Es ist daher höchst preiswürdig, dass ein hohes Ministerium dem Katholischen Seminario eine zweite Orgel bewilligt hat. Es steht daher zu hoffen, dass auch dem evangelischen Seminario eine solche 2te Orgel zu Theil werden wird [...]". - August Wilhelm Bach, zunächst von seinem Vater im Orgelspiel unterrichtet, studierte bei Karl Zelter, Ludwig Berger und Karl Wilhelm Henning. 1814 wurde er Organist an St. Gertraud, 1816 an der Marienkirche in Berlin. 1822 berief ihn Zelter als Lehrer an das neugegründete Königliche Institut für Kirchenmusik; 1832 wurde er dessen Nachfolger als Direktor. Er lehrte auch an der Berliner Akademie der Künste und war Orgelsachverständiger im preußischen Kultusministerium.

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        The dramatic works of William Shakspeare

      Chiswick: Printed by C. Whittingham, 1814. In seven volumes. Each play has a separate title, pagination, and register. With an half-title to each volume. Engraved frontispiece of Stratford-upon-Avon and one plate depicting a bust of the playwright to Vol I. Wood-cut illustrations to play titles and act headings throughout. Attractively bound in contemporary blind-tooled burgundy morocco, richly gilt, A.E.G.. Light rubbing to extremities. Slight tears to top margin of D3 [Much Ado About Nothing] of Vol II and E3 [Taming of the Shrew] of Vol III, just touching running-title in each instance, F4 of Vol IV detached [King Henry V], shaving to margins of B6 and C6 [Romeo and Juliet] of Vol VII, touching text but with no loss of sense., first gathering of King Henry VI, Part I [Vol IV] bound out of sequence, appearing mid-way through King Henry IV, Part II, gathering D of King Henry VIII [Vol V] also misbound, appearing prior to gathering of C, two leaves of Vol. IV detached, light foxing to blank endpapers. The Whittingham edition of the works of Shakespeare embellished with 230 wood engravings, to which is prefixed a life of the bard by John Britton. . 16mo.

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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, Unde 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.

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        LITTERATURBLADE. Første Hefte, indeholdende skuddagens første Qvartal, og Lille Søndag-Aftens-Nummerne fra 1 til 13. 1814.

      Kiøbenhavn, Forfatterens Forlag, 1814. Diverse Pag. Indbunden samlet i halvlæder. To nr. af "Søndagen" (3-4) beslaglagt af Kancelliet. Ingen rygtitsl. Bindet med stærkt slid på permer og hjørner. Titelbladet med lidt hjørneslid. Ormehuller igennem 7 blade. Let gulnede sider, men rene og pæne.

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        Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the English

      London: Printed for John Murray by W. Bulmer and Co., 1814. London: Printed for John Murray by W. Bulmer and Co., 1814. - With Fifty Hand Colored Aquatint PlatesDepicting a Huge Range of Social TypesALEXANDER, William. Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the English. Illustrated in fifty coloured engravings, with descriptions. London: Printed for John Murray by W. Bulmer and Co., 1814. Small quarto (8 15/16 x 6 1/8 inches; 227 x 156 mm.). [iv], Fifty hand colored aquatint plates, each with an accompanying leaf of text. Plates watermarked "J. Whatman Turkey Mills ---9" which we would estimate to be 1819.Contemporary full maroon straight-grain morocco, covers elaborately bordered in gilt and blind, spine with four raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt boards edges and turn-ins, all edges gilt. A fine, albeit slightly later copy of this fascinating work. This extraordinary work covers a huge range of social types from 'The Sovereign' to a chimney sweep, a judge to the licensed man that watered and fed the horses pulling the hackney carriages. The images and related text on the lower classes in general and the street vendors in particular are probably the most interesting. They picture and describe people who do not appear in conventional histories of the period, and offer a window into real life on the streets at the beginning of the 19th century. Colas notes that the plates are engraved from earlier images by William Henry Pyne, presumably those published in his The Costume of Great Britain (London: 1804, 60 plates). Pyne's work was evidently a major source for this work, as a comparison of the titles to the plates shows, but there are also a significant number of military subjects that are not in Pyne's work, suggesting a variety of sources. The plates have been executed with a refreshing liveliness and freedom that is not usually seen in books of this type, but which is typical of William Alexander's etched and engraved work. This volume is part of a series, all of which were published uniformly in 1814 and include:Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the AustriansPicturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the ChinesePicturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the RussiansPicturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the TurksColas II, 2357; Lipperheide Gca 21; Tooley 374. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ENSAYO SOBRE LOS MEDIOS DE PRECAVER, CURAR Y DESTRUIR LAS BUBAS Ó PIANES DEL PUEBLO DE S. LUIS DE LOS CANEYES

      Puerto Principe [Camagüey], Cuba: Imprenta de la audiencia territorial, 1814. 45pp. Quarto. Dbd. Some edge wear and minor chipping, faint dampstain throughout, some worming, with extensive repaired worming to some leaves, affecting some text. Overall good. A rare Cuban imprint regarding disease amongst the native people of Cuba. Navarro, a doctor from the University of Havana, describes an outbreak of venereal disease in a small town of Indians. This work does not appear in OCLC. Almost all surviving Cuban imprints from this period are from Havana, so this possibly unique imprint is most unusual. PALAU 188223.

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        PIANTA DELLA CITTA' DI MILANO PUBBLICATA DALL'AMMINISTRAZIONE MUNICIPALE. 2 gennaio 1814.

      1814. Importante e bella pianta della città di Milano, inc. in rame e colorata a mano, di cm. 136,5 x 120,5, composta da 4 fogli uniti ed arrotolati. Il titolo è posto in alto a destra e lungo i margini figurano più elenchi: 1) Contrade e numeri civici comprese nelle medesime - 2) Luoghi pubblici compresi i Ministeri, le Direzioni Generali, i principali Dicasteri e gli Uffici Governativi - 3) Elevazione e depressione di diversi luoghi della città. La pianta fu ordinata agli astronomi di Brera nel 1807, eseguita in scala di 1 a 1.000 in 27 fogli, e poi ridotta - nel 1810 ca. - in scala di 1 a 3.000 in 4 fogli. Questa del 1814 è una ristampa con aggiornamenti. Cfr. Arrigoni "Milano nelle vecchie stampe",II,1449. Restauro bordo super. per strappo, altrim. molto ben conservata.

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        Astronomie théorique et pratique. 3 Bände.

      Paris Courcier 1814 - (26,5 x 20,5 cm). LXII (statt LXIV) 586 S./ (2) 622 (1) S./ (2) 719 S. Mit 29 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Moderne Halblederbände im Stil der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe eines seiner Hauptwerke, basierend auf seinen Vorlesungen. - "As scientist, Delambre is remembered primarily for this improvements in astronomical tables and his contributions to the measurement of the earth (and establishment of the base of the metric system)" (DSB). - Gestempelt. Vereinzelt leicht fleckig. Ohne Reihentitel, sonst wohlerhalten. - DSB 4, 14; Houzeau-Lancaster 9274 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Relation Des Sièges De Saragosse et De Tortose Par Les Français, Dans La Dernière Guerre d'Espagne.

      Chez Magimel, Libraire Pour L'art Militaire, Paris 1814 - Reliure demi-chagrin vert sombre à coins fin XIXe, in-4, iv-67 p., pages de garde marbrées, signet vert, grandes marges, deux plans dépliants, in fine, sur onglet, des sièges de Saragosse en 1809 et de Tortosa en 1810. Rare relation, intéressante par la précision des faits rapportés. Joseph Rogniat (1776-1840) fit une brillante carrière d'officier du Génie. Sorti de l'Ecole de Metz en 1795, il participa aux campagnes d'Allemagne et d'Espagne : il s'illustra aux sièges de Dantzig, puis de Saragosse, de Tortosa. La prise de Saragosse lui valut le grade de général de Brigade. Napoléon le nomma à la Grande Armée commandant en chef du Génie en 1813. Rogniat préconisa le camp retranché de Dresde. Il se rallia à la Restauration, mais rejoint Napoléon lors des Cent-Jours. Il garda la responsabilité du Génie jusqu'à sa mort en 1840. Il créa la polémique en 1816 en critiquant la tactique de Napoléon dans son ouvrage "Considération sur l'art de la guerre". Reliure, couverture et pages de garde en très bon état, page de titre et les trois suivantes marquées par de larges mouillures, addition en marge de la page une à l'encre noire, quelques légères plissures dans les pages sans conséquence, plans dépliants marqués par la poussière en bordures, mais en très bon état. PHOTOS NUMERIQUES DISPONIBLES PAR EMAIL SUR SIMPLE DEMANDE-DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPS MAY BE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.(ALB4) Size: 22 x 27 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur l'infanterie légère, ou traité des petites opérations de la guerre, à l'usage des jeunes officiers, avec cartes et plans.

      Paris, Michaud, 1814.. Two parts in one volume. Paginated consecutively. Octavo. Pp. 16, 146; 147-421, (2). Plus large folding hand-coloured engraved map bound at end, and 3 folding engraved plates bound-in. Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in contemporary brown half calf and matching marbled boards, red morocco lettering-piece lettered and decorated in gilt, direct gilt tooling to spine; corner-tips worn, small chip at head of spine, some rubbing to extremities; old calligraphed signature and charming old ownership stamp in the shape of an elephant to title-page, map bit dust-soiled. In a very good condition, crisp plates. ~ First edition. General Guillaume Philibert, Comte Duhesme, (1766-1815). Two variant editions were published by Michaud in 1814 with identical title-page and identical 16 preliminary pages of the Préface and Avant-propos. The rest of the text, however, is set differently. The present copy conforms the copy at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. It requires 421 pages for completion while the variant uses less compact type and needs 480 pages to complete the identical text. The typeset of the variant includes also some errors and misprints which had to be corrected in Errata note. A later edition appeared in 1864. The engraved maps and plates are particularly handsome. The large folding map has troop's movements and progress coloured by hand. It is titled “Carte du Théâtre de la Guerre en Russie et en Allemagne pendant 1812 et 1813” and is apparently engraved in preparation for Sarrazin's book “Histoire de la Guerre de la Restauración” (1815). No confirmation could be found for the presence of this map in the variant edition.

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        Arliss' Hieroglyphical Bible. With Four Hundred Embellishments on Wood

      London: Whittingham and Arliss, 1814. Striking first edition of Arliss' Hieroglyphical Bible, "by far the best of the English Hieroglyphic Bibles" (Clouston, 90), designed to capture the interest of children. Selected verses are printed with wood-engraved icons in place of key words, making each page a puzzle, from Genesis through Revelations: "Hieroglyphics originated with the ancient Egyptians. They were invented by the priests and sages of that country, to conceal as well as to conserve the knowledge of truth; but they are here employed to engage the mind, by attracting the eye, and by this means to impress on the recollection the most interesting passages of Holy Writ." While this Bible was an ephemeral production, publishers Arliss and Whittingham were known for their attention to detail: "Mr. Arliss . . . possessed a considerable taste in embellishing juvenile works with wood engravings, and in conjunction with Mr. Whittingham, may be said to have largely contributed to the revival of the beautiful in the art of printing" (Timperley, Dictionary of Printers and Printing). Reissued many times, on both sides of the Atlantic, this 1814 edition is the first issued by Arliss; OCLC lists only microform copies. A near-fine example, and a remarkable survival. Twelvemo, measuring 3.5" x 5.5", pp. [i]-iv, 5-106, [2]. Original drab pictorial paper boards, title framed by a pictorial wood-engraved border, multiple wood engravings on every page. Two pages of publisher's advertisements following text. Bookseller ticket to front pastedown. Neatly rebacked, light rubbing and soiling to boards.

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        Waverley;

      Edinburgh: printed by James Ballantyne and Co. for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London,, 1814. or, 'tis sixty years since. In three voluemes. Second edition. 3 volumes, octavo (172 x 104). Contemporary speckled calf, spines gilt-tooled in compartments with red and black morocco title labels, gilt-rolled board edges. With all three half titles (after the title pages). Extremities rubbed with a few scuffs to leather, front joints just starting at the head of spines, withal a sound clean set in very good condition. Second edition (same year as the first) of the first novel in Scott's Waverley series. This copy was owned by William King, 8th Baron King and Earl of Lovelace, who in 1835 married the mathematician Ada Lovelace, née Byron, the poet Lord Byron's only legitimate daughter. Ada became, like her father, a friend and correspondent of Walter Scott in his later years. Her notes to her translation of General L. F. Menabra's Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage contain what is regarded as one of the earliest computer programs. Through his marriage King acquired the title Earl of Lovelace in 1838, Ada becoming Countess of Lovelace. The Ben Damph Forrest library stamps, which appear on the pastedowns in each volume here, derive from their sporting lodge in Scotland, which the earl built several decades after Ada's premature death in 1852.

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        Waverley; or, 'tis sixty years since. In three voluemes. Second edition.

      Edinburgh: printed by James Ballantyne and Co. for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1814 - 3 volumes, octavo (172 x 104). Contemporary speckled calf, spines gilt-tooled in compartments with red and black morocco title labels, gilt-rolled board edges. Extremities rubbed with a few scuffs to leather, front joints just starting at the head of spines, withal a sound clean set in very good condition. With all three half titles (after the title pages). Second edition (same year as the first) of the first novel in Scott's Waverley series. This copy was owned by William King, 8th Baron King and Earl of Lovelace, who in 1835 married the mathematician Ada Lovelace, née Byron, the poet Lord Byron's only legitimate daughter. Ada became, like her father, a friend and correspondent of Walter Scott in his later years. Her notes to her translation of General L. F. Menabra's Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage contain what is regarded as one of the earliest computer programs. Through his marriage King acquired the title Earl of Lovelace in 1838, Ada becoming Countess of Lovelace. The Ben Damph Forrest library stamps, which appear on the pastedowns in each volume here, derive from their sporting lodge in Scotland, which the earl built several decades after Ada's premature death in 1852.

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        CHARLEMAGNE; OU L'EGLISE DELIVREE. POEME EPIQUE EN VINGT-QUATRE CHANTS. PAR LUCIEN BONAPARTE, MEMBRE DE L'INSTITUT DE FRANCE, ETC, ETC.

      1814A LONDRES. CHEZ LONGMAN. 1814. 2 VOLUMESIN-4 (21,5 X 28 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE 8 (CATALOGUE) + XXVIII + 392 ET (4) + 420 PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN CHAGRIN VERT A GRAIN LONG, DOS LISSE ORNE D'UN IMPORTANT DECOR DORE, PLATS ENCADRES D'UNE DENTELLE DOREE AVEC FLEURONS DORES AUX ANGLES, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN HAVANE, CHAINETTE DOREE SUR COUPES, TRANCHES DOREES. ILLUSTRE D'UN PORTRAIT EN BUSTE A L' ANTIQUE DE L'AUTEUR ET D'UN PLAN DE ROME, EN FRONTISPICES. RARE EDITION ORIGINALE. PETITES TRACES D'USURE EXTERIEURE SANS GRAVITE, SINON BEL EXEMPLAIRE.

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        Collection de toutes les espèces de Bâtiments de guerre et de Bâiments marchands qui naviguent sur l'océan et dans la Méditerranée.

      Bance Et Fantin, Paris 1814 - In-4 à l'italienne ( 340x255 mm ) en feuilles sous chemise et étui cartonnés. Dos de la chemise de basane tabac marbrée, titres sur pièces de maroquin rouge et noir, filets dorés en place des nerfs, fleurons dorés entre les filets, date en queue.Reliure moderne de Yves RAMEAU, Marseille.Collection dessinée d'après nature et gravée par BAUGEAN.Composée de 72 planches et accompagnées d'un texte explicatif.Les soixante-douze planches de ce recueil reconstituent l'Album de Baugean édité en 1814. Les enluminures, les glomis, le texte explicatif des planches ont été exécutés sur vélin des papeteries de Canson par G. MOUTTE en 1965. Exemplaire unique.Titre illustré et texte explicatif des planches, 12 pages manuscrites.72 planches dans un cadre de papier vélin épais. Marine

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        Catalogue d'une Belle Collection de Tableaux, Délaissés par feu M. Vanderborcht, dont la vente se faira au comptant, le 27 aout 1814 ( le jour après la vente de M. Pauwels), a neuf heures du matin, en la maison de la brasserie de la barbe, chaussée, d'Anderlecht, section III, No. 655, a Bruxelles, sous la direction du notaire Geens.

      Brussels: Veuve de Braeckenier, Imprimeur-libraire, marche au fromage, No. 322., 1814. First Edition. Very good antiquarian condition. 8vo; 10 pp, plus a blank leaf. On paper faintly tinted blue. 78 lots of paintings; only the first 32 priced (in a contemporary hand). Recent sympathetic wrappers. Two Belgian tax stamps to tail margin of fourth page. Small but significant art sale catalogue, of which no copy can be found in the United States. As we learn from the Getty Provenance Index: "The paintings found in the present sale are claimed on the title page of the catalogue to have been the property of a certain "M. Vanderborcht" who was already deceased. He has not been identified, although he might be the print dealer of this name who is listed in the 1810 commercial almanach of Brussels [...] It is noteworthy that "Vander Borght" is recorded as having purchased six paintings at the present sale, one of which, a landscape by Berchem, the first lot in the sale, was apparently bought in. This implies that "Vander Borght" may have been a corruption of "Vander Borcht" (or vice versa) and that the buyer at the present sale was a member of the same family. However, the remaining five pictures bought by him do not seem to have been bought in, so the matter must remain open. All 78 lots in the sale consisted of paintings, although there is a note at the end stating that in addition to some more pictures to be sold "hors du catalogue," a pair of scales for weighing gold would also be offered. The paintings are clearly organized with the most valuable items at the front of the catalogue, and the prices for the first half of the sale were reasonably high. The last lots brought very small amounts, and the annotators of the various extant copies of the catalogue [including ours] did not bother to record their buyers. The highest price, 1300 francs, was realized by the first lot by Berchem, but as noted above, it was apparently only bought in. [...] Two other lots reached or surpassed 500 francs: A Still life with dead poultry and two figures by Frans Snyders and Rubens was sold for 560 francs, and a landscape by Jan Both went for 500 francs. Both were sold to the dealer L.J. Nieuwenhuys, who bought altogether eleven lots at the sale. Annotations in the MB copy of the catalogue indicate that four of the most expensive of these, including the picture by Snyders and Rubens, were purchased on behalf of "Lerouge," presumably the Parisian dealer Nicolas Lerouge. None of the paintings in the sale have been identified. Provenance: contemporary signature of "Mr. Spruijt" to head margin of title; this individual is C.-J.-F. Spruyt, the art dealer, painter, and curator for Prince Auguste d'Arenburg. The Getty Provenance Index lists 1,402 purchases by Spruyt from 1784-1810. OCLC finds only the KMSKA copy. Lugt 8579.

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

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

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        De l'intérêt de la France à l'égard de la traite des négres

      Geneve, J.L. Paschoud, 1814. 59 pp Cartonnage moderne à la bradel, papier marbré 1814, 1814, in-8, 59 pp, Cartonnage moderne à la bradel, papier marbré, Édition originale. A l'occasion du congrès de Vienne, Sismondi tente de mettre les hommes politiques en face de l'horreur que représente la traite et de démontrer que l'arrivée de nouveaux esclaves dans les Antilles françaises provoquerait une situation explosive

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        Essai général de fortifications et d'attaque et défense des places Des tentatives pour perfectionner l'art de fortifier les places.

      Volumes 2 et 3, le 4 étant, le supplément, Magimel 1814, reliures d'époque plein veau havane, dos lisses à fenêtres noire et rouge, textes or. (368,385 et 275 pages) Manque le volume 1, reliures à peine ftottées, tranches mouchetée rouge, signets verts, gouttières parfaites.Vendus ensemble (Cannes25)

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        Cary's Traveller's Companion, or, a delineation of the turnpike roads of England and Wales .

      London John Cary 1814 - 8vo., 22 pp., 43 engraved maps coloured in outline, (map of Yorkshire large folding), contemporary half calf, marbled boards, morocco label, light wear, a very good example. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Göttingen, 11. VIII. 1814.

      1814. 4 SS. 4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Ich versprach dir, lieber Freund, vor meiner Abreise aus Rudolstadt, bisweilen von unsern Hin- und Herzügen Nachricht zu geben. Aber wie das so geht - der gute Wille ist da, aber tausendfache Zerstreuungen [...] verzögerten immer mein löbliches Vorhaben; meine Saumseligkeit hat diesmal die wenigste Schuld. Kürzlich unsere Reiseroute: Vom Sondershausen nach Alexisbad - Langensalza - Gotha - Erfurt - Lauchstädt - zurück über Sondershausen und Göttingen nach Pyrmont (inliegend der Zettel unseres zweiten Concerts) zurück über Göttingen (heute wie der Zettel besagt Concert das.). [...] Der Glanzpunkt unserer ganzen Reise wird doch wohl Pyrmont bleiben. Wir haben deiner und Hollebens und Sommers oft gedacht, und Euch mit Sehnsucht in unsere Mitte gewünscht. Wie oft hat mir Hollebens gefehlt! Der Zweck unserer reise ist schön erfüllt worden. Eine Menge interessanter Bekanntschaften, Vergnügen die Hülle und Fülle [...] - alles machte unsere Reise zu einer der amüsantesten, die man machen kann. Die Schattenseite bildeten die schlechten Orchester, das mitunter sehr mühsame und angreifende Schnellreisen, wenn es uns etwa an einem Orte zu lange gefallen hatte, und ... das Abschiednehmen von allen den hübschen Mädchen u. Weiberchens [...]". - Methfessel studierte von 1807 bis 1809 Theologie und klassische Philologie in Leipzig, wirkte daneben als Sänger an Gewandhauskonzerten mit und wandte sich ganz der Musik zu, als ein Stipendium der Fürstin von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt ihm eine Gesangsausbildung bei Francesco Ceccarelli in Dresden ermöglichte. 1810 bis 1822 stand er als Hof- und Kammersänger im Dienst des rudolstädtischen Hofes, ging dann als Musikdirektor und Gesanglehrer nach Hamburg und wurde 1832 Hofkapellmeister in Braunschweig.

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        RÉFLEXIONS SUR LE SUICIDE, SUIVIES DE LA DÉFENSE DE LA REINE, publié en août 1795; Et de lettres sur les écrits et le caractère de J. J. Rousseau.

      Paris, H. Nicolle, Mame Frères, 1814. Édition originale, 1 volume, avec reliure de l'époque (non massicoté). 270 pages, voir photos.

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        Recueil des dessins d'ornaments d'architecture de la manufacture de Joseph Beunat. A Sarrebourg, et a Paris, Rue St. Avoye, no. 63. Contenant tout ce qui rapport a la decoration des apartments [...]. Sarrebourg and Paris, [c. 1814].

      1814. Large 4to (324 x 250 mm). Engraved throughout. 86 plates (including decorative title-page) with many hundreds of different designs. Contemp, German tree calf, flat spine with contemporary ink lettered paper label; bound with are the original dove grey printed wrappers, entitled "Sammlung der Zeichnungen sämmtlicher Architektur- und Meubles- Verzierungen aus der Fabrike von Joseph Beunat, zu Sarreburg in Lothringen". An important trade catalogue of furniture ornament and interior decorative designs manufactured by a patented process at Beunat's factory in Sarrebourg in the Alsace. Beunat was the first to manufacture and distribute pre-fabricated moulded elements of ornamentation. His designs were in the French Empire style, pioneered by the architect duo Percier and Fontaine. Beunat's trade catalogue shows about 800 decorative designs of friezes, panel ornaments, pilasters, capitals, mouldings, candelabras, vases, heads, mythological figures and motives, rosettes, frames for pictures and mirrors, door surrounds, etc. There are also a handful of designs of entire rooms together with floor plans. The designs were offered in plasterwork as stucco decorations for interiors, but some must also have been offered in bronze as furniture ornament. The plates are finely detailed and drawn with measurements. This copy bears proof of Beunat's international ambitions. The plates and title-page of the trade catalogue are French, while the wrappers give all the necessary information in German. There is a German summary of the designs contained in the catalogue, as well as practical information indicating that the measurements are in French with a scale. There is also a reference to Beunat's "Erfindungs-Patent". We could not locate another copy with the German wrappers. Some of the plates are dated "1812", some "1813", the latest date is "18 December 1813". Plates nos. 83 and 85 have neat ink ms. additions. Some of the plates were engraved by Louis Marie Normand, August Montferrand, or A. P. Giraud. - An excellent copy, clean and crisp, from the Donaueschingen Fürstenberg library (their small stamp to verso of title-page). Kat. der Ornamentstichslg. Berlin 1387 (72 plates, dated 1812).

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        Iyala Ya Bwam, e Tatilabe Na Mattiyu Boambu bo Dualla. (Gospel of St. Matthew). Bethel, Cameroons, Western Africa, printed at the Devonport Press, 1848.

      16mo. Pp. 132. Contemporary half calf on marbled boards, somewhat rubbed. Rare early imprint from Bethel, Cameroon. It's the first appearance of the Gospel of St Matthew in the Dualla language, and one of the very first works printed at this press. Alfred Saker (1814-80) was a renowned British missionary who worked in Western Africa for 37 years. He was the leader of the Baptist missionary which started out on the island of Fernando Po (now Bioko). Saker learned the local language, founded schools and arranged with printing of lesson books for the schools. He also made translations of the Holy scriptures into Dualla. Darlow & Moule 3255. Coldham 560, 1848.

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        Réflexions sur le suicide, suivies de la Défense de la Reine, publiée en août 1793; et de Lettres sur les écrits et le caractère de J. -J. Rousseau.

      Paris, H. Nicolle; Mame Frères, 1814.1 vol. in-8 de XII, 270 p. Pleine basane marron, dos lisse orné de filets et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, plats encadrés d'un double filet et d'une roulette dorée, tranches marbrées. Dos très légèrement frotté mais belle condition.

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        Förslag till förbättrade kyrko-sånger.

      Till kongl. maj.t i underdånighet uppgifvit af den för detta ändamål förordnade komité. Sthlm, J. P. Lindh, 1814. 8:o. Grav. titelblad,(8),622,(1) s. Vackert och välbevarat samtida alrotsmarmorerat skinnbd med rikt guldornerad rygg, röd titeletikett och helt guldsnitt. Smala guldpräglade pärmbårder och blindpressad kantdekor. En liten handskriven etikett på insidan av bakre pärmen. Ren inlaga. Med en tillskrift på försättsbladet till Marie Caroline Mathilde Bodell och anteckningen att hon fått boken av M. C. Lindh, född Ljungdahl, den 20 juni 1820 samt Gösta Hjortzbergs exlibris. I Psalmkommittén ingick bland andra J. G. Oxenstierna, G. G. Adlerbeth, F. M. Franzén, C. von Rosenstein, C. G. af Leopold och J. O. Wallin. Efter detta kompromissförslag tog Wallin saken i egna händer och omarbetade psalmboken fullständigt och fick 1819 sin version stadfäst av kungen. Catharina Maria Ljungdahl (1791-1883) gifte sig 1811 med Johan Peter Lindh (1757-1820), bokens förläggare och tryckare. Han hade dött den 30 april 1820.

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        L'Égypte et la Syrie, ou moeurs, usages, costumes et monumens des Égyptiens, des Arabes et des Syriens. Précédé d'un Précis historique. Paris, A. Nepveu, 1814.

      1814. 12mo. 6 vols. With 84 engraved plates, mostly aquatints, in contemporary hand colour, several folding. Contemp. red grained morocco, blindstamped and giltstamped, spine gilt, leading edges and inner dentelle gilt. All edges gilt. First edition, the rare coloured issue in contemporary French master bindings. - Contains a large number of very pretty views and charming genre scenes, also showing costumes, arms, tools, etc. Accompanied by notes by Jean Joseph Marcel (1776-1854), director of the French imperial printshop at Cairo. Immaculate, sumptuously bound copy from the library of Mary Lecomte du Noüy with her gilt morocco bookplate on all pastedowns. Uncommonly well preserved; most copies in the great travel collections were incomparably the worse for wear: the Atabey copy was described as "rubbed, upper joint of vol. VI wormed" and was uncoloured, as were most of the press run and all recent copies showing up in trade or at auction. Atabey 148. Blackmer 200. Ibrahim-Hilmy I, 87. Röhricht 1631. Lipperheide Ma 10. Colas 438. Hiler 113.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Wien, 8. III. 1814.

      1814. ¾ S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Empfehlungsschreiben für "Fräulein Sturza" (recte: Stourdza), eine "Hofdame der Kaiserin Elisabeth": "[...] Aus Ihrem an mich vorlängst gerichteten Briefe [...] darf ich schließen, darf ich schließen daß Sie sich meiner noch wohlwollend erinnern. Fräulein Sturza ist ein[e] sehr geistvolle Griechin, vertraut mit unserer Litteratur, an der sie ein großes inniges Wohlgefallen findet, ihre Bekanntschaft wird Ihnen ohnfehlbar angenehm und höchst erfreulich seyn [...]". - Roxandra Stourdza, die Hofdame der russischen Kaiserin Alexandra (geb. Louise Prinzessin von Baden, 1779-1826), war auch eine Freundin J. H. Jung-Stillings gewesen. - Etwas fleckig und angestaubt und mit kleinen Randläsuren; ein stecknadelgroßer Papierdurchbruch in der oberen Blatthälfte.

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        Catalogue raisonné de gouaches et de dessins, du cabinet de Mr. Bruun-Neergaard, gentilhomme de la chambre du roi de Danemarck. Par F.-L. Regnault-Delalande, peintre et graveur.

      Paris, de l'imprimerie de Leblanc, [1814]. Se distribue a Paris, chez Mm. Gendron [... &] Regnault-Delalande. 8vo. viii + 120 pp. + [viii] pp. (price list). Uncut. Gatherings held together by a short metal wire, a little rusty. Later wrappers (somewhat creased, worn and stained), half-title partly attached to rear of front wrapper, a few neat old rubber stamps. Neatly annotated with prices throughout. Catalogue for the sale of Danish Chamberlain and landowner Tønnes Christian Bruun-Neergaard's (1776-1824) collection of drawings and watercolours (Lugt 8580). It took place in Paris (Salle de l'hôtel de Bullion) on August 29-September 7, 1814. Bruun-Neergaard lived in Paris for many years and the collection consisted mainly of French gouaches, but also Danish artists were represented, such as C.W. Eckersberg, J.-F.-J. Saly, Heinrich Grosch and Elias Meyer. Bruun-Neergaard was important as a patron of Eckersberg and contributed to his first stay abroad in 1810, followed him to Paris and introduced him to David's studio. He also encouraged Eckersberg to paint views from the journey, possibly hoping to have them published.

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        Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the Austrians. London, W. Bulmer for John Murray, 1814.

      1814. 4to. 2 ff., XV pp., 50 ff. With 50 coloured aquatint plates. Half calf, ca. 1860, spine gilt. Marbled endpapers. All plates bear Murray's imprint dated 1 June 1813. The fine costumes are reduced copies from the great collection assembled by A. F. Bertrand de Moleville and are based on designs by Vincent Georg Kininger. Includes costumes from Lower Austria, the Tyrol, Innsbruck, Hungary, Eger, Bohemia, Bukovina, Hermannstadt, Poland, Dalmatia, Moravia, etc. - Slightly browned or brownstained. Tooley 375. Cf. Lipperheide Ea 26. Colas 78. Hiler 16.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Rudolstadt, 21. V. 1814.

      1814. 1 S. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief) und Siegel. An die Redaction des Morgenblattes ("Abzugeben an die Buchhandlung des Herrn Cotta"): "Euer Wohlgeboren erhalten hierbey die Composition eines Liedchens von Herrn Hanz, welches ich vor Kurzem in Ihrem Morgenblatte fand. - In mehreren hiesigen, munteren Gesellschaften wurde dieses Liedchen mit Vergnügen gesungen, und mir von mehreren Seiten der Wunsch geäußert, diese kleine Composition Ihnen mitzutheilen [...]". - Seit 1797 als Violinist an die Rudolstädter Hofkapelle verpflichtet, unternahm Eberwein 1803/04 eine Studienreise nach Italien, wurde in Neapel von Fedele Fenaroli unterrichtet und 1810 zum Kammermusikus in Rudolstadt ernannt. Seit 1817 dort Kapellmeister, lernte er im gleichen Jahr auf einer Reise in Wien Beethoven und Salieri kennen. - Fehlstellen (ohne Textberührung).

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        "Attestat". Schriftstück mit eigenh. Notiz und U. Wien, 30. VII. 1814.

      1814. 1 S. Folio. Mit 2 papiergedeckten Siegeln. Bestätigungsurkunde für den Brucker Schützenhauptmann Nikolaus Hochmuth: "Das Vorweiser dieß Niklaus Hochmuth von Prugg als Oberaufseher bey den Schanzarbeiten bey der Zillerbrücke gestanden und sich bey dieser Arbeit durch rechtschaffenes, vernünftiges, und sehr lobwürdiges Benehmen ausgezeichnet habe, wird demselben zu seiner Legitimation von Kommissariatwegen bestättiget" (Rattenberg, 30. Sept. 1809, Franz Berr, Commissair). Darunter Speckbachers Bestätigung: "Ich Endesgefertiger bestättige ales das obige und empfel ihm der höchsten Gnade um seine Verdienste mit einer kleinen Unterstützung zu begnädigen." Faltspuren; braunfleckig. - Josef Speckbacher, der "Mann von Rinn", hatte an der Seite Andreas Hofers an drei Schlachten am Bergisel gekämpft und zusammen mit Joachim Haspinger und Peter Mayr die Rheinbunddivision in der Enge von Mittenwald-Oberau (der sog. "Sachsenklemme") besiegt. Nikolaus Hochmuth hatte im Mai 1809 Rattenberg und die Zillerbrücke verteidigt.

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        A History of the University of Oxford, its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings.

      2 vols., bound without the half-titles, Advertisment slip in vol. i, aquatinted frontispieces and 62 plates, and 17 line and stipple plates of University costume, all hand coloured, uncoloured stipple engraved portrait, some offsetting of plates to text (as usual), 2 plates bound not according to the Arrangement but in more logical places, small flaw in the colouring on (the half-page) Magdalen College Entrance plate, the first 2 plates (after the frontispiece) creased, title to Magdalen College Entrance (the full-page plate) supplied in MS,pp. [iii-] xiv, xxv, 275, [6, Index]; [iii-iv], 26, [6, Index], 4to, contemporary half Russia, rebacked in a closely matching calf, spine gilt, repairs to corners and head of spine of vol. ii, good The plates are good and clean, albeit many are offset onto the text, sometimes quite heavily. A subscriber's copy, that of James Ingram, (1774-1850), Old English scholar and antiquary, 'best known for his admirable Memorials of Oxford' (ODNB). This Ackermann was among a large quantity of books bequeathed to Trinity College, Oxford.

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        In morte del Cavaliere Giambattista Bodoni sommo tipografo avvenuta il 30 novembre

      In 8, pp. (4) + XLIV con ritr. inc. in medaglionne. M. pl. mod. Edizione non venale stampata in 500 copie che la Vedova Bodoni regalo' ad amici e collaboratori. Brooks, 1148. ITA

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        The Poems of Thomas Gray. With critical notes, a life of the author, and an essay on his poetry, by the Rev. John Mitford.

      London:: Printed for White, Cochrane, and Co.. 1814. hardcover. 8vo. viii, clxxxiv, 271 pp. Original full crimson straight-grained. morocco, elaborately tooled with gold ornamental borders, gilt spine,. all edges gilt, plain gray-brown endleaves. Very good. Provenance:. Signatures of W. ? Vanderstyen and Francis Pigott, Eton.. With a marvelous detailed fore-edge painting of ?Stoke Poges Church,? by the ?American City View Painter?. This artist is known to have been flourishing ca. 1940. Note: This book was sold at Sotheby, London, December 16-17, 1940 [?with a fore-edge painting of Stoke Poges Church?] ? purchased by Charles J. Sawyer Ltd., listed in their catalogue 162 issued in 1941. Weber Rare Books owned the book around 1988 and sold at the time to Dr. Morgan Patterson. See: Weber, Jeff, Annotated Dictionary of Fore- edge Painting Artists & Binders, pp. 41-3. . 2

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        Fidelio. Eine Grosse Oper in 2 Aufzügen. Vienna, Artaria, [1814].

      1814. Oblong folio. Engraved piano score with the text. Untrimmed. First printing of the first edition of Beethoven's only opera; of the utmost rarity. Inscribed on the title page, in Beethoven's own hand, to his benefactor Pasqualati (1777-1830), in whose house the composer then lodged: "Seinem werthen Freunde Baron von Pasqualati vom Verfasser" ("To his dear friend Baron Pasqualati, from the author"). No more than three copies of this first edition bearing Beethoven's autograph inscription are known; the present one is described by Kinsky/Halm as follows: "This copy from the collection of the Society of Friends of the Music in Vienna (cf. no. 893 in the guide-book to the Centenary Exhibition, Vienna 1927) was presented to the conductor Arturo Toscanini by the Austrian Government on 1 November 1934 on the occasion of a performance of Verdi's 'Requiem', directed by him, as a gift of honour (cf. 'Philobiblon' VIII, 6)." - Professionally cleaned with repairs to gutter. Collection stamp of the Society of Friends of the Music in Vienna on title page and verso of final leaf. Beethoven's autograph inscription pencilled across the blank margin of the title page. - The present dedication copy was not publicly shown since the great 1927 exhibition in honour of the centennial of Beethoven's death; it was latterly considered lost (as are the other two dedication copies of "Fidelio" described in the catalogue of Beethoven's works). We acquired it directly from Toscanini's estate in spring 2016. Literature (all referencing this copy): Beethoven und die Wiener Kultur seiner Zeit (= Führer durch die Beethoven-Zentenarausstellung der Stadt), Wien 1927, 893. Philobiblon VIII (1935), 6. Kinsky/ Halm, Werkverzeichnis Beethoven, 184.

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