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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]...

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. Very Good. 1814. First British Edition. Hardcover. Contemporary half leather binding with marbled paper boards and marbled edges; spine has intricate designs on raised bands with title gilt. All maps and plates present; 1pp publisher's advertisements at rear. Large folding map engraved by Neele measures 26 ½" x 11 ¾" and is in very good condition; folding map has moderate offsetting throughout, a closed tear where folds meet binding, a 1" tear on bottom edge, and light pencil marginalia; folding map has left a blind indentation on opposing few leaves of text block. Five engravings on three plates are in very good condition with light to moderate foxing. Boards have moderate wear to all edges, minor chipping at corners and gutters are cracked; front and rear pastedowns have red glue residue in multiple locations. Overall a very good copy. This is the first British edition of "the definitive account of the most important exploration of North America" (Wagner-Camp 13: 1). This volume contains the history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition as well as one of the most influential maps ever created, complied from the drawings of William Clark. Published first in Philadelphia as a two volume set, this edition was published the same year and included maps and plates. Clark's famous map is almost identical, except for a few slight differences, and like the Philadelphia edition, its inclusion is quite rare to find. After the monumental purchase of the Louisiana Territory in 1803, President Jefferson called upon Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the newly purchased land, to create an initial route for westward expansion, and to make systematic reports of the Missouri River's geography, flora, fauna and human inhabitants. Jefferson hoped that the Expedition would find a water route to link the Columbia and Missouri Rivers; discover good soil and new plant species for agriculture; and become liaisons for the government of Indian nations. With this tremendous task at hand, Lewis and Clark would organize the Corps of Discovery which would undertake a two-year journey. From 1804 to 1806 Lewis and Clark led the Corps from Illinois to the Pacific Ocean. Journal entries ranged from short and simple to lengthy and detailed, and provide a remarkable wealth of knowledge on the natural history, geography and ethnology of this new portion of the nation. Overall the Corps of Discovery is credited with bringing to light 178 plant species and 122 animal species previously unknown to American and European scientists. Along with consistent journal entries, "William Clark drew a series of maps that were remarkably detailed, noting and naming rivers and creeks, significant points in the landscape, the shape of river shore, and spots where the Corps spent each night or camped or portaged for longer periods of time. Later explorers used these maps to further probe the western portion of the continent" (U. S. National Archives and Records). The folding map included in this volume is Clark's renowned map of the West. In wonderful detail it illustrates the enormity of the famous Expedition. This map "is gone from many if not most copies of the book now extant…"(Streeter: 1777). This extraordinary expedition, chronicled in this volume and maps, has left a lasting imprint on America. As purveyors of Western Americana and Natural History, we are honored to handle this rare and spectacular record of United States history, science and exploration. Wagner-Camp 13: 2; Wagner-Camp 13: 1; Streeter: 1777; Howes L317. More images upon request. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 663 pp .

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        Traité des poisons tirés des règnes minral, végétal et animal, ou toxicologie générale.

      - Paris. Crochard. 1814-1815. 4 parties en 2 volumes in-8, demi-veau, dos lisse très richement ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin vert. XX pp. ; 304 pp. - VIII pp. ; 325 pp. ; [1] p. - XVI pp. ; 347 pp. ; [1] p. bl. - [2] ff. ; 335 pp. ; [1] p. bl. Edition originale. Originaire des Baléares, Mathieu Orfila fut Professeur à la Faculté de médecine de Paris. Il est un pionnier de la toxicologie médico-légale. "Orfila, pioneer toxicologist, was the leading medico-legal expert of his time". Garrison-Morton, 2072. Bel exemplaire. Livres [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Annuaire des modes de Paris, orné de douze gravures Première année

      Paris: Chez l'éditeur ... au Bureau du Journal des Dames, et chez Delaunay, Libraire, 1814. 12mo (14 cm, 5.5"). 228 pp.; 12 plts. In the year of this fashion annual's appearance, Jane Austen had just published (in 1813) Pride and Prejudice, the allies invaded France ending one of the Napoleonic wars and sending Napoleon into exile on Elba, and the British burned the U.S. White House.    Ladies' fashion in Regency-period Europe is the topic of the Annuaire des modes de Paris. Each of the => twelve plates is dedicated to a different month of the year and its appropriate garments, and each plate is explained prior to an itemization of what articles of under- and outerwear, as well as the number of each, that a woman would need for the month. This is followed by listings of the shops where each article can be purchased.    The plates are unsigned engravings that have been => very carefully hand colored. Several OPAC records suggest, based on Colas, that the work was "probably edited by P. de la Mésangère, editor of Journal des dames." Those same OPACs suggest that later issues had a name change to the Almanach des modes (1814–22), which seems most unlikely as that publisher and editor had no connection with either the publisher or editor of this work.    WorldCat locates only two U.S. libraries reporting ownership, the L.A. County Museum of Art and the Clark Art Institute: Both catalogue their copies as having only eleven plates. As peculiar as this seems, the volume appears to be bound in full dark red leather, with a richly gilt spine, over the boards (only) of which lighter red leather coverings, gilt-tooled, have been applied. Blue-veined marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, and silk place marker. Mild wear overall with area of discoloration on rear board, apparently from a liquid that lightened the color. Pages and plates gently age-toned, with intermittent light foxing. => Back free endpaper with early inked inscription: "Livre donné par ma tante.

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        Odes. At fides et ingeni Benigna vena est; Hor.

      Lausanne, Imprimerie d'Hignou 1814 - Ldr. d. Zt. mit etwas Rvg. u. feiner goldgepr. Deckelbordüre, berieben, Rücken oben etwas lädiert, Vorsätze leimschattig. Sehr selten. Barbier (III, 649) kennt nur 1813 in Wien erschienene Odes (50 S.). Louis Bonaparte (1778-1846), Bruder Napoleons, war von 1806-1810 König von Holland. Enthält 22 Oden, von Le Cimetière de village (dat. Sant Leu, 1804) bis Adieux à Lausanne (1. Mai 1814) - Mit einigen sauberen Korrekturen. Vorsatz mit 7-zeiliger Widmung, dat. 24. Juli 1814 und paraphiert (von Louis Bonaparte selbst?) 91 S. Französisch 160g 8° - Oktav (entspricht 18,5 - 22,5 cm) Ledereinband [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        King George III of England

      June 27, 1814. Attractive Partly-printed document signed by sheriff's Benjamin Bickley and Philip George, one page, 12" x 15", June 27, 1814, headed <I>"A PROCLAMATION"</I>, By His Royal Highness THE PRINCE OF WALES, printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, printers to the King's most excellent Majesty.Referring to the 1814 Treaty of Paris which ended the war between France and the Sixth Coalition of the United Kingdom, Russia, Austria, Sweden and Prussia. It also enforced the abdication of Napoleon I. Expertly backed, two minor stains. Fine.<br /><br />In part: <I>"Whereas a Definitive Treaty of Peace and Friendship between His Majesty and His Most Christian Majesty, hath been concluded at Paris, on the Thirtieth Day of May last... We do declare to all His Majesty's loving Subjects Our Will and Pleasure, that the said Treaty of Peace and Friendship be observed inviolably, as well by Sea as Land... Given at the Court at Carleton House, the Seventeenth Day of June One thousand eight hundred and fourteen, and in the fifty-fourth Year of His Majesty's Reign."</I> Followed by the pronouncement: <I>"God save the King"</I>. <br /><br />The 1814 Treaty of Paris, signed on May 30, 1814, ended the war between France and the Sixth Coalition. It also enforced the abdication of Napoleon I. France's borders were restored to those of 1792 but there was little punitive action against France, except that the Seychelles were ceded to the United Kingdom. <br />The greater territorial reshaping of Europe was reserved for the Congress of Vienna. 2.5 million troops fought in the conflict and the total dead amounted to as many as 2 million (some estimates suggest that over a million died in Russia alone). It included the battles of Smolensk, Borodino, Lützen, Dresden and the epic Battle of Nations - the largest of the Napoleonic wars, and indeed the largest battle in Western history up until the First World War. The final stage of the campaign, the defense of France, saw the Emperor temporarily return to his former talent as he fought off immensely numerically superior armies in the Six Days Campaign, which many say was the best campaign of his entire career. <br /><br />Ultimately his earlier mistakes in Russia and Germany were too great to be rectified at this late stage and the Allies occupied Paris, forcing the emperor to abdicate. George III (George William Frederick) (1738-1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 1760 until 1801, and thereafter United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. During George III's reign, Britain lost many of its colonies in North America, which became the United States. Also during his reign, the realms of Great Britain and Ireland were joined together to form the United Kingdom. In 1810, George III became dangerously ill and by 1811, he had become permanently insane and was locked away at Windsor Castle until his death. <br /><br />Parliament then passed the Regency Act 1811, to which the Royal Assent was granted by the Lords Commissioners, appointed under the same irregular procedure as was adopted in 1788. The Prince of Wales acted as Regent for the remainder of George III's life. While tremendously popular in Britain, George was hated by the rebellious American colonists. The United States Declaration of Independence held him personally responsible for the political problems faced by the United States. The Declaration does not blame either Parliament or the ministers, and exposure to the views expressed in the Declaration has led the American public to perceive George as a tyrant. This view is, at worst, a historical consequence of the political climate of the times, wherein the state of the King's governing powers and mental health were practically unknown by the general public, and even less so by the distant North American colonies ruled under his crown. <br /><br />Another factor that exacerbated American resentment was the King's failure to intercede personally on the colonists' behalf after the Olive Branch Petition. Many modern British historians also place primary blame for the loss of the colonies on George, largely because they attribute the Proclamation of Rebellion (which treated the colonies' complaints as acts of rebellion) to him personally. George's insanity is the subject of the film The Madness of King George (1994). <br />

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        Il Flauto Magico. Dramma per musica [ ] Die Zauberfloete. Grosse Oper in zwey Ackten.

      Bonn, N. Simrock, [1814]. - Folio (264 x 325 mm). Engraved title page, 1 p. of engraved dramatis personae, pp. 3-363 engraved notes. Plate number 1092. Contemp. red half morocco with giltstamped spine and cover title. First edition of the full orchestral score, with the libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. In the "Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung" of 13 September 1815, the publisher Simrock claimed that it was "in accordance with Mozart's own wishes". First shown on 30 September 1791 at Schikaneder's Freihaus-Theater, the opera today counts among the most popular and most frequently performed ever. - Slight browning; occasional pencil annotations; a contemporary stitch-hole throughout the upper left corner. The highly appealing binding is insignificantly rubbed in places. Provenance: first in the library of the Berlin composer and musical educator Carl Friedrich Rungenhagen (1778-1851), a close friend of Zelter's, with his autograph ownership on the title page: "Von Fr. H-d am 13. 9br 1822 an C. F. Rungenhagen". Later in the collection of the classicist and musical scholar Friedrich Spiro (1863-1940) with his autograph ownership on the reverse of the title page (dated Berlin 1886) and stamps. Latterly in the collection of Pierre Bergé (1930-2017) with his bookplate inside the front cover. KV 620. RISM M 4772. Clément 1172. Riemann 616. Sonneck 119. Towers 680. Hirsch II, 681. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Stadtplan, "Augsburg im Jahre 1814".

      - Lithographie in 2 Blatt v. Päringer und Merck ( schraff von Schramm ), dat. 1814, je 47 x 71 Seltene Inkunabel der Lithographie. Schefold, bay. Schwaben, Nr. 40199 - 200. Winkler, Frühzeit der deutschen Lithographie, kennt dieses Blatt nicht ( vergl. Joseph Päringer ( = Nr. 604 ). - Der Titel befindet sich rechts oben. Im rechten Rand befindet sich, je Blatt, ein Bibliotheksstempel. Im Plan sind alle Häuser mit Nummern versehen und die Strassen sind benannt. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Mansfield Park.

      London: Printed For T. Egerton, Military Library, Whitehall. 1814.. [English Literature]. FIRST EDITION, three volumes. 12mo (19 x 12cm). Bound without half-titles. Period-style half grey calf, gilt, over marbled sides, drab endpapers, all edges speckled, housed in a cloth slip-case. Very light and occasional marking within, contents generally clean with the following minor blemishes; Vol I; production creases to text pp.103-6, 113-6, 9. Vol II; small mark to margin pp.109-110, lower deckle edge showing pp.253-6, small chip to corner pp.255-6. Vol III; shallow marginal loss pp.3-4; short tear pp.221-2, lower deckle edge showing pp.297-304, 315-6, 337-8. Each volume contains a rear blank of an early vintage. Exhaustive cataloguing aside, the books are near fine in an elegant recent binding.

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        The Corsair:

      London: John Murray,, 1814. A Tale. Octavo (224 × 140 mm). Near-contemporary blue straight-grain morocco, titles to spine gilt in compartments, gilt frame to covers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Bookplate of Sir Henry Francis Redhead Yorke to the front pastedown. Spine slightly sunned, very slight rubbing to extremities, occasional foxing, internally very clean with handsome margins, an excellent copy. First edition, second issue, early variant with 100 pages, and handsomely bound, preserving the half-title. It was immediately successful, selling an unprecedented 10,000 copies on the day of publication. The second issue was extended to 108 pages to accommodate six additional poems, from 100 pages in the first issue; however, Wise notes that after page 100 had been amended, and before the new half-sheet was ready, urgent demand for the book compelled the printers to put the amended sheets into wrappers "without waiting for the completion of the two formes with the additional six poems and sonnets". These copies, as seen here, concluded on page 100, without "The End" and the imprint on the final page. Byron's influential verse play concerning the adventures of Conrad, a pirate and archetypical misanthropic (but philogynic) Byronic anti-hero, later inspired a Verdi opera, a Berlioz overture, and an Adolphe Adam ballet.

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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.

      W. Bulmer and Co, London 1814 - Complete set of the Flinders account, comprising: two volumes large quarto, with nine steel-engraved plates after William Westall, the half-titles present; and elephant folio atlas with 11 double-page and 5 full-page charts, 2 double-page plates of coastal views and 10 botanical plates after Ferdinand Bauer; in uniform later half calf. One of the greatest of all classics of Australian exploration and discovery and scarce on the market: a particularly handsome set, all volumes uncut with large margins and the atlas in the preferred and rare largest format allowing the Bauer plates to be bound in unfolded. Flinders' classic account of his voyage on board the Investigator records the full-scale expedition to discover and explore the entire coastline of Australia (which was the name that Flinders himself preferred and championed). The three volumes form a complete narrative of the expedition, including 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 as an appendix in the second volume.The text is illustrated by nine engraved plates and two double-page plates of coastal views in the atlas by the landscape painter William Westall, who travelled as official artist on the voyage. These are in many cases the very earliest views of the places visited and discovered on the voyage. Flinders' 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. All the charts in the atlas here bear the imprint "W. & G. Nicol Pall Mall? 1814", an important point that identifies them all as being in the correct first issue form. Some of the offsetting familiar to this work, but a fine set, almost entirely uncut and in its most desirable form, with the charts unfolded and all in their original issue of 1814.

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        Picturesque Representations Of The Dress And Manners Of The Russians.

      London: Printed for John Murray, Albemarle-Street, by W. Bulmer And Co., Cleveland-Row. 1814. Royal 8vo. Bound in Regency style in full straight-grain red morocco, spine with 4 wide flat bands decorated with lattice tools in gilt, elaborately gilt in compartments and lettered direct in gilt, both boards with a series of intricate panels with roll tools in gilt and blind, gilt board edges and dentelles, all edges gilt, olive green endpapers; pp. v + [iii] + 128, plus plates; with a total of 64 prettily handcoloured lithographed plates, numbered in the plate, opposing explanatory text; a very good solid copy with a mellow patina and some wear; externally soiled with rubbing and surface flaking to joints but no splitting, similar abrasions to spine ends, edges, and corners and some old scratches to sides; internally sound, complete, and attractive with soiling to dentelles, staining and fading to edges of free endpapers, age-toning to stock throughout, vestiges of a removed bookplate to front blank, sporadic foxing and marking and occasional small stains to margins; despite these faults a very pleasing honest copy with vivid colouring throughout. First edition of this fascinating work presenting both male and female figures illustrating the numerous provinces of the Russian Empire including Lapland; Estonia; Finland; the Tartar regions and Mongolia.

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        Game of costumes for titles and professions].[London?, ca. 1814]. 16mo? (13 x 10.5 cm). Series of 20 finely designed and executed original gouache and watercolour drawings (the drawn images about 9 x 8 cm), 1 mounted on paperboard showing a bust portrait of a young man with his head turned in profile, in a multi-line frame drawn in grey ink, and 19 others showing richly coloured costumes for noblemen, gentlemen, military men and commoners of various titles and professions with their associated hats or crowns, each cut out as designed, to be overlaid on the portrait to transform the portrait into any of the 19 costume figures.

      - Cf. Gumuchian 3229 bis. Beautifully designed and skilfully executed game, drawn in gouaches and watercolour, comprising a colour portrait of a young man and 19 cut-out costume drawings in bright colours (including their associated hats or crowns) that can be overlaid on the portrait to dress the man to suit any of 19 different professions or titles: a sort of metamorphosis game of ranks and professions. It was probably intended both as entertainment and education for children and as a pastime for adults (especially women?). Eleven drawings have contemporary or near contemporary manuscript captions on the back in English, identifying the profession, military rank, title or ethnic group associated with the costume, and some of the others can be identified. Two of costumes are explicitly labelled as an English and a French style of "dress for the year 1814" and another is labelled "Member of the Whix Club 1814". The portrait is very slightly foxed, one costume drawing has lost its hat, the left margin has been torn off another without affecting the drawing (though the hat has been reattached), and there are a couple very minor tears or bent parts, but further in very good condition and with the colours fresh and bright. A beautiful English watercolour costume game that can transform its portrait into 19 different figures.

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        War of 1812

      n.d.. Four small chips of gray granite in a 19th century octagonal glass medicine bottle, about 3.5” tall. Sealed with a cork. Fine condition. From the John S. Reigart Collection of Historical American Relics.<br /><br />Inside the bottle is a 2” x 0.5” printed card: <I>“At the northern end of Central Park, near / Eighth avenue, stands the old block-house. / Built originally as one of a chain of local / fortifications and outposts. It has come to be / known as Fort Fireman.”</I><br /><br />Fort Fireman was built in 1814-1815 on Bergen’s Hill, Brooklyn, on or near the site of Fort Box built in 1776. Fort Clinton, also built 1814-1815, was a stone fort in the northeast corner of Central Park. These chips of granite came from one of these New York War of 1812 fortifications.<br /><br />John S. Reigart was born in 1833 or 1834 in New York City where he resided for most of his life. By occupation, he was a bank clerk. During the mid and late 19th century Reigart assembled a comprehensive collection of relics from every period of America’s history. He was clearly aware of the importance of provenance of all the pieces in his collection and included detailed documentation. About ten years ago, Reigart’s collection was discovered in the estate of a deceased Connecticut book dealer.<br />

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        Der vor seinem Gott Bussfertig-erscheinende Sünder, wie er sich wenn er an Jesu Gnadentafel als ein Würdiger Gast erscheinen will, sowohl zur Beichte, als zum Gebrauch des heiligen Abendmahls, vorbereiten soll, oder auserlesene Buss- Beicht- und Communionandachten, welchen beygefüget Die sieben Busspsalmen, nebst den Gott-geheiligten alltäglichen Morgen- und Abendandachten.

      Zwickau, Friedrich Gottlob Höfer (ca. 1814). (frontispiece) 264 p. Contemporary Vellum, richly decorated with gilt, gilt-edged and partly gauffred text block, 8° (Slightly browned throughout. Bound in an attractive gold-stamped binding, decorated with a design of flowers, angels, vines and other ornaments, surrounding a central ornament with the crowned name 'Jesus' framed in a sun. The front cover also has the monograms 'JCH' and 'CGK' on it, the back cover the monogram 'P' and the year '1814'.).

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

      Tübingen: J. C. Gotta'sche Buchhandlung 1809-1814 - OHLDr., Marmor. Papier, Bd. 1: [8], CLXVIII, VIII, 205 S.; Bd. 2: 278 S.; Bd. 3: 180 Seiten, mit einer Karte von Mexiko; Bd. 4: 430 S.; Bd. 5: 178, mit drei Karten; 8°, Buchrücken und Deckenkanten berieben, Ecken leicht verbogen, Bd. 1: Wurmfraß im Vorderdeckel, gelber Buchschnitt, Bd. 1-3: manchmal mit zeitgenössischen Randbemerkungen mit Bleistift, stockfleckig, auf den Vorsätzen ausgeriebener Name des Vorbesitzers, Bd. 1: Nummer auf dem Vorsatz mit Tinte, ansonsten sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Corsair: A Tale.

      London: John Murray, 1814 - Octavo (224 × 140 mm). Near-contemporary blue straight-grain morocco, titles to spine gilt in compartments, gilt frame to covers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Bookplate of Sir Henry Francis Redhead Yorke to the front pastedown. Spine slightly sunned, very slight rubbing to extremities, occasional foxing, internally very clean with handsome margins, an excellent copy. First edition, second issue, early variant with 100 pages, and handsomely bound, preserving the half-title. It was immediately successful, selling an unprecedented 10,000 copies on the day of publication. The second issue was extended to 108 pages to accommodate six additional poems, from 100 pages in the first issue; however, Wise notes that after page 100 had been amended, and before the new half-sheet was ready, urgent demand for the book compelled the printers to put the amended sheets into wrappers "without waiting for the completion of the two formes with the additional six poems and sonnets". These copies, as seen here, concluded on page 100, without "The End" and the imprint on the final page. Byron's influential verse play concerning the adventures of Conrad, a pirate and archetypical misanthropic (but philogynic) Byronic anti-hero, later inspired a Verdi opera, a Berlioz overture, and an Adolphe Adam ballet. Wise pp. 94&#150;5. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Instructions to Young Sportsmen, with directions for the choice, care, and management of guns; hints for the preservation of game; and instructions for shooting wildfowl. To which is added, a concise abridgement of the Principal Game Laws

      London: Printed for J. Johnson and Co., St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1814. First edition. xv, [i], 150 pp. C. Wood, Printer, Poppin's Court, Fleet Street. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, marbled edges. Bookplates of Edward Exton Barclay and Irving Feist. Label of bookseller Chalmers Hallam. First edition. xv, [i], 150 pp. C. Wood, Printer, Poppin's Court, Fleet Street. 1 vols. 12mo. One of the great shooting classics, originally written and printed for private distribution and rare in any condition. Schwerdt I, p. 234; Phillips 373

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        MAX JOSEPH WAGENBAUER (1774 - 1829). "Mühle bey Inning" am Ammersee. Blick auf strohgedeckte Mühle, davor hölzerne Wasserführungsrinne auf acht Pfosten.

      - Lithographie, 1814, 20,5 x 29,5 cm. Winkler 897, 50; Lentner 8386: "Seltene Lithographie- Incunabel". - Breitrandig, gut erhalten. Repräsentativ gerahmt.

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        ALS preceded by duplicate ALS to Alexander West Hamilton Esq, Jamaica, concerning the purchase of slaves and management of plantations in the West Indies.

      1814 - Manuscript in ink, bifolium written on recto and verso of first leaf, letterfold with address on verso and residual impressed wax seal, slight hole created in breaking seal, no loss. Otherwise very good. Glasgow, 10 September 1814; Glasgow, October 3rd An interesting piece of correspondence between two Scottish slave owning merchants, at a key moment in the history of the slave trade in the West Indies. These letters give an insight into the management ofScottish ownedestates in the West Indies, and the way in which business was done between absentee andin situplantation owners. Humphrey Ewing (1773-1860) clearly travelled back and forth between Glasgow and Jamaica, working alongside his brother James Ewing (1775-1853), a wealthy and influential import agent who later established the first savings bank in Glasgow, and became an MP. Humphrey makes reference to his brother in the letter dated 10 September 1814: ?[I]am greatly obliged by your attention to my interest in the lease of Mr Christie's Negroes &c. - If you saw a favourable opportunity of buying a few negroes my Brother will immediately honour your bills at 90 days for the amount of their purchase? This business interest in then revisited in the October letter: ?[I] am happy to learn that you have got possession of Mr Christie's place & negroes which I trust will enable us to make something of Arbol by and by? ?Arboll? is listed in UCL's Legacies of British Slavery database as an estate registered in 1815 to Humphrey Ewing Maclae (this name added after the death of his father Walter Ewing Maclae in 1814), at that point being registered with 27 enslaved people. 1815 is the first year recording the estate at Arboll, so it is possible that the enslaved people purchased from Mr Christie were used to establish this new estate. The Ewings also ownedthe estate of Southfield in St Ann, andbased on data from the Jamaican Almanac, it appears that between the years 1815 and 1816, they were aggressivelypurchasing enslaved people, the registered holdings on this property rising from 18 persons to 210 over that single year. The acquisitive approach in this letter would support this expansive attitude. The letter's recipient, Alexander West Hamilton (? - 1837) of Pinmore, Ayr was the owner of a plantation called Mango Valley, also in St Ann, Jamaica. As this document postdates theAct for the Abolition of the British Slave Trade in 1807, it's informative on the continuation of slave trading in the West Indies after it had become illegal to capture and transport people for the purposes of slavery. Slavery itself was to remain legal until 1833, therefore the acquisition of new enslaved people for a plantation had to happen through negotiations with an existing estate rather than via the transatlantic trade with Africa. This casts an interesting light on the Ewing's rapid expansion in this period, a sentiment Humphrey Ewing is keen topress upon to Hamilton: ?Whenever you think a little money can be beneficially laid out in due recourse to the Negroes or otherwise I beg the favour of your doing so with the greatest freedom.? The other concern raised in the the October 3rd letter is in regards to management issues with a Mr Higson, who it seems has been left in a position of authority in Ewing's absence: ?Mr Higson's conduct has been most inconsistent and unaccountable - I would not have blamed him or any man for declining to come under acceptance for me - but to engage to do so one day and refuse the next (when I was out of the way of remedying it) - was to say the least a very gross breach of promise.? He then goes on to indicate that the disagreement was over rates of commission. The first letter (dated 10 September 1814) is a duplicate copy of a letter sent by a previous packet ship via Bermuda, and is presumably copied before the following (3 October 1814) to make sense of it in case the first did not arrive. Given the content of the letter concerninganxiety over the possible loss of t

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        Waverley, or, 'Tis Sixty Years Since

      Edinburgh: James Ballantyne and Co., 1814.. Second Edition, in ORIGINAL BOARDS. Three volumes. Octavo, with half-titles, edges untrimmed. Frontispiece illustration to each volume. A rare survival in the original grey-paper covered boards, with blue paper spine and printed title labels (lacking from vol. II). Some general wear to the fragile binding, some paper loss to the spines, boards detached to vol.II, other joints worn, lower board to vol. III lacks covering; Nonetheless a very good copy, attractively housed in a cloth clamshell over blue paper sides, in the style of the original binding. Published anonymously in 1814, this second edition followed shortly after and still did not reveal the author's name. It was Scott's first venture into prose fiction and is widely accepted as the first historical novel.

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        ALS preceded by duplicate ALS to Alexander West Hamilton Esq Jamaica concerning the purchase of slaves and management of plantations in the West Indies 

      Manuscript in ink, bifolium written on recto and verso of first leaf, letterfold with address on verso and residual impressed wax seal, slight hole created in breaking seal, no loss. Otherwise very good. Glasgow, 10 September 1814; Glasgow, October 3rd

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        Picturesque representation of the dress and manners of the Austrians.

      London, printed by W. Bulmer for John Murray, 1814. - 4to. (4), XV, (100) pp. With 50 coloured aquatint plates. 19th century half calf with gold-tooled spine. An excellent series of plates depicting costumes from Lower Austria, Tirol, Innsbruck, Hungary, Eger, Bohemia, Bukovina, Hermannstadt, Poland, Dalmatia, Moravia, etc. William Alexander was a distinguished artist and museum curator, whose "engravings and soft ground etchings were much admired" (Garnett). - Some browning. Very good copy. Tooley, Coloured Plates 375. Cf. Colas 78. Hiler 16. Lipperheide Ea26. Cf. Garnett, "Alexander, William (1767-1816)", in: ODNB (online ed.).

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        Cary's Traveller's Companion; or, a Delineation of the Turnpike roads of England and Wales; Hewing the Immediate Route to Every Market and Boroughtown Throughout the Kingdom, Laid Down from the Bet Authorities, on a New Set of County Maps..

      London: John Cary, 1814. 12mo. [3] leaves, [43] full page maps outlined in color(1 folded), maps. subtitle continues: to which is added, an alphabetical list of all the market towns, with days on which they are held. Beginning in 1790 John Cary began to issue a guide to the turnpike roads of England. Unless a great house was near one of these roads which also led to the major market towns, roads were muddy and difficult even when traveling by horse and virtually impossible to access by carriage. Originally, the parish was responsible to have a road to have the population reach for divine services but they had neither the funds or the inclination to expand access. Once the turnpike trusts were developed with tolls at each 20 mile interval, the economic growth was remarkable. Pencil note by previous owner on endpaper (M.J.B., Jr.) ordered this copy in 1920 from Reginald Atkinson, 188 Peckham Rye, London and received it by parcel post Jan. 16, 1921 at cost of 17s, 6 d. Then while looking for another book in in his book cases in 1941 came across this small volume and wondered whether he would be around in 1961 to reexamine the book. Bound in full contemporary calf, spine decorated in gilt, red morocco spine label gilt. A very scarce item in good condition with outer joints tender.

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        Die Sierning - Altkolorierte Umrissradierung (Felsenlandschaft mit Wasserfall). (= aus : "Historisch mahlerische Darstellungen von Oesterreich.").

      Wien, Artaria & Comp.,, ca.1814-24. - Blattgröße ca.37 x 53 cm, Ansicht ca.30,5x38 cm Nebehay-W. 309,8. Prachtvoll altkolorierte Ansicht, auf Whatman Papier gedruckt. Der breite weissen Rand etwas angestaubt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1999 [Attributes: First Edition]

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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)

      Printed for Robert Baldwin and Others, London 1814 - , xi, [1], 462 pages, 7 engraved plates with titles (including frontispiece, 2 hand-coloured plates, 2 folding maps), decorative library stamp to some plates First Edition , rebound, slight rubbing to spine and corners, very slight foxing to occasional leaves, repair to foredge p281, in good condition , half bound, cream cloth and maroon morocco, gilt rules to covers, gilt titles on label to spine, red edges, cream endpapers quarto, 27.5 x 22 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Historical Topographical and Descriptive Account of the Weald of Kent, With Eight Engravings and a Map

      Cranbrook: Samuel Waters, 1814.. Octavo, pp. lvi, 277, 5 of unpaginated index, 1 of adverts. Hand coloured map of the Weald, eight hand coloured aquatint views. Together with a loosely inserted aquatint addition copy of one of the prints in the book, printed on letter paper, presumably for the owner of the subject of the print; Angley House, Cranbrook. Bound in contemporary full brown calf with tasteful blind tooling and a gilt margin, extra gilt to the board ends, and gilt decorated dentelles to the boards. Has been expertly respined to style with gilt titles and decoration on brown Morocco with new marbled endpapers. Edges untrimmed. Textblock is nice and bright, very slight spotting to the frontispiece tissue guard. Deckle edge pages which thin towards the margins have some occasional nicking as to be expected. A very good copy that has been sympathetically renovated.

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        CAREY'S GENERAL ATLAS, IMPROVED AND ENLARGED: BEING A COLLECTION OF MAPS OF THE WORLD.

      Philadelphia: Published by M. Carey, 1814. - 3 preliminary leaves and 58 sheets of maps (50 double-page). Maps outlined in color. Tall folio. Antique style half calf and marbled boards. Titlepage with significant repaired damage, about 20% in upper fore-edge corner supplied in facsimile. Two preliminary text leaves also with paper repairs. The maps all pristine, with original outline color, and very fine. Except for the text leaves, a beautiful copy of this important early American atlas. This is one of the earliest American atlases published in the United States. The first American atlas was issued in 1795, and was also published by Carey. That atlas contained only 21 maps, so the present 1814 atlas, with 58 maps, is much improved and expanded from the original effort. Most of the atlas is devoted to the United States and its territories, and incorporates the latest geographical knowledge available, by what was then one of the premier mapping firms in the United States. There are maps of virtually every state, including the North-Western, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana Territories. The western maps are particularly detailed, incorporating geographic information from recent explorations. The map of the whole North American continent and the excellent large detailed map of the United States and territories can lay claim to being the best available to that time. The other maps are of the West Indies, South America, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and one of "Captain Cook's Discoveries" showing a large part of the North Pacific and as far south as the Hawaiian Islands. Wheat points out that the map of Missouri Territory was influenced by the recent explorations of Lewis and Clark: "Lewis and Clark influence is apparent on the Upper Missouri and also along the Columbia. Missouri Territory extends west to the Pacific Coast, its probable northern and southern boundaries being shown by colored dotted lines. The northern line runs easterly from Mt. Ranier and includes most of the Columbia watershed, thence north of the Missouri drainage and including that of the Assiniboin (with its large lake), thence east to Lake of the Woods and south to the head of the Mississippi, which then forms the eastern boundary. The southern line leaves the coast just north of F.S. Francisco (whose Bay is not shown), thence easterly and slightly north of the headwaters of the Rio Grande, following south along the ridge east of that stream, southeast to the head of the Colorado (of Texas) and down that stream to the Gulf of Mexico at St. Bernardo B. The Stat of Louisiana (admitted 1812) appears near the mouth of the Mississippi." PHILLIPS ATLASES 722. STREETER SALE 82. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST 315.

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        Tales:

      London: Printed for C. Chapple,, 1814. Imitated in English Verse. Duodecimo (183 x 115 mm). Contemporary red morocco by R. Calvert, raised bands to spine, title and decoration in gilt to spine, gilt ruling to covers, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Extra-illustrated with 82 engraved plates. Bookplate of Viscount Birkenhead to front pastedown. Joints just starting, a few areas of toning to covers, straight scuff mark to top of rear cover of vol. 2, very occasional loss to edges of text block, never affecting text. An excellent copy. An attractively bound copy of an English translation of La Fontaine's Tales and Novellas in Verse, which was originally published by Claude Barbin of Paris in 1665 and first translated into English in 1735. The engraved plates of this grangerised volume are by Charles Eisen and almost certainly come from an earlier French edition. This copy comes from the library of F. E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead (1872-1930), Lord Chancellor 1919-22 and friend of Winston Churchill.

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        Mansfield Park.

      London: Printed For T. Egerton, Military Library, Whitehall. 1814. [English Literature]. FIRST EDITION, three volumes. 12mo (19 x 12cm). Bound without half-titles. Period-style half grey calf, gilt, over marbled sides, drab endpapers, all edges speckled, housed in a cloth slip-case.Very light and occasional marking within, contents generally clean with the following minor blemishes; Vol I; production creases to text pp.103-6, 113-6, 9. Vol II; small mark to margin pp.109-110, lower deckle edge showing pp.253-6, small chip to corner pp.255-6. Vol III; shallow marginal loss pp.3-4; short tear pp.221-2, lower deckle edge showing pp.297-304, 315-6, 337-8. Each volume contains a rear blank of an early vintage. Exhaustive cataloguing aside, the books are near fine in an elegant recent binding.

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        Veduta laterale della Chiesa di S.ta Caterina de PP. Domenicani e della Porta di S. Marco di Livorno

      1814. Si tratta del secondo stato realizzato utilizzando lo stesso rame del primo dopo aver abraso l'impresa del Terreni, sostituendola con quella dell'Aliprandi ("In Livorno Presso Giacomo Aliprandi")

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        [Game of costumes for titles and professions].[London?, ca. 1814]. 16mo? (13 x 10.5 cm). Series of 20 finely designed and executed original gouache and watercolour drawings (the drawn images about 9 x 8 cm), 1 mounted on paperboard showing a bust portrait of a young man with his head turned in profile, in a multi-line frame drawn in grey ink, and 19 others showing richly coloured costumes for noblemen, gentlemen, military men and commoners of various titles and professions with their associated hats or crowns, each cut out as designed, to be overlaid on the portrait to transform the portrait into any of the 19 costume figures.

      Cf. Gumuchian 3229 bis. Beautifully designed and skilfully executed game, drawn in gouaches and watercolour, comprising a colour portrait of a young man and 19 cut-out costume drawings in bright colours (including their associated hats or crowns) that can be overlaid on the portrait to dress the man to suit any of 19 different professions or titles: a sort of metamorphosis game of ranks and professions. It was probably intended both as entertainment and education for children and as a pastime for adults (especially women?). Eleven drawings have contemporary or near contemporary manuscript captions on the back in English, identifying the profession, military rank, title or ethnic group associated with the costume, and some of the others can be identified. Two of costumes are explicitly labelled as an English and a French style of "dress for the year 1814" and another is labelled "Member of the Whix Club 1814". The portrait is very slightly foxed, one costume drawing has lost its hat, the left margin has been torn off another without affecting the drawing (though the hat has been reattached), and there are a couple very minor tears or bent parts, but further in very good condition and with the colours fresh and bright. A beautiful English watercolour costume game that can transform its portrait into 19 different figures.

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        The Seats of the Nobility and Gentry

      1814. WATTS, William. The Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, in a Collection of the most interesting & Picturesque Views. Engraved title-page and 84 plates, each with a leaf of descriptive text in letterpress, 1 f. ("Alphabetical Index"). Oblong 4to., 210 x 265 mm, bound in contemporary English red morocco, board edges gilt, spine gilt, a.e.g. London: John & Josiah Boydell, [ca. 1814]. |~||~||~||~||~||~| The delicate engravings in Watts's famous work, Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, offer present-day viewers a record of English stately homes and the late-eighteenth-century gardens that surrounded them. The engravings were executed by Watts after his own designs, as well as those of Inigo Jones and others. John Harris has shown that these views offer valuable contemporary evidence of the architecture and gardens of each estate. Among the famous homes are: two views of Chiswick House, Middlesex, the seat of the Duke of Devonshire, another of Chatsworth in Derbyshire with modifications by Lancelot "Capability" Brown; Burghley House in Northamptonshire, the seat of the Earl of Exeter, with alterations by "Capability" Brown; Wilton House, the seat of the Earl of Pembroke; Alnwick Castle, the seat of the Duke of Northumberland; Charlton House in Wiltshire, the seat of the Earl of Suffolk, which was designed by Inigo Jones; and many others. William Watts (1752-1851) obtained his art education from such noted artists as Paul Sandby and Edward Rooker. His Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, which was originally issued serially in the years 1779-1786, is his best known work. Also a popular work, it was reprinted throughout the beginning of the nineteenth century, this copy with paper watermarked 1814. This copy with a contemporanious manuscipt index laid in. Joints professionally repaired, some minor foxing, overall a near fine copy. John Harris, The Artist and the Country House, pp. 156, 258, 261, 282. Bryan V, 347. Bénézit X, 656. Ian Mackenzie, British Prints, p. 342 (recording 80 plates only).

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        Die Kapelle der Eintracht auf dem Schlachtfelde von Leipzig. Ein Versuch.

      Wien, Weimar (Schaumburg, Landes-Industrie-Comptoir), 1814. Fol. 7 S. + 1 Kupferstichtafel. OPb mit schwarzgeprägter Schrift. Einband am Rand angeschmutzt, innen nur leicht stockig, insgesamt von überraschend guter Erhaltung. EA. Sehr seltenes Zeitdokument und wohl der erste Entwurf eines Völkerschlachtdenkmals in Wort und Bild. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Ortskunde

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        Die Kapelle der Eintracht auf dem Schlachtfelde von Leipzig. Ein Versuch.

      Wien, Weimar (Schaumburg, Landes-Industrie-Comptoir), 1814. - Fol. 7 S. + 1 Kupferstichtafel. OPb mit schwarzgeprägter Schrift. Einband am Rand angeschmutzt, innen nur leicht stockig, insgesamt von überraschend guter Erhaltung. EA. Sehr seltenes Zeitdokument und wohl der erste Entwurf eines Völkerschlachtdenkmals in Wort und Bild. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        King George III of England

      June 27, 1814. Attractive Partly-printed document signed by sheriff's Benjamin Bickley and Philip George, one page, 12" x 15", June 27, 1814, headed "A PROCLAMATION", By His Royal Highness THE PRINCE OF WALES, printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, printers to the King's most excellent Majesty.Referring to the 1814 Treaty of Paris which ended the war between France and the Sixth Coalition of the United Kingdom, Russia, Austria, Sweden and Prussia. It also enforced the abdication of Napoleon I. Expertly backed, two minor stains. Fine.In part: "Whereas a Definitive Treaty of Peace and Friendship between His Majesty and His Most Christian Majesty, hath been concluded at Paris, on the Thirtieth Day of May last... We do declare to all His Majesty's loving Subjects Our Will and Pleasure, that the said Treaty of Peace and Friendship be observed inviolably, as well by Sea as Land... Given at the Court at Carleton House, the Seventeenth Day of June One thousand eight hundred and fourteen, and in the fifty-fourth Year of His Majesty's Reign." Followed by the pronouncement: "God save the King". The 1814 Treaty of Paris, signed on May 30, 1814, ended the war between France and the Sixth Coalition. It also enforced the abdication of Napoleon I. France's borders were restored to those of 1792 but there was little punitive action against France, except that the Seychelles were ceded to the United Kingdom. The greater territorial reshaping of Europe was reserved for the Congress of Vienna. 2.5 million troops fought in the conflict and the total dead amounted to as many as 2 million (some estimates suggest that over a million died in Russia alone). It included the battles of Smolensk, Borodino, Lützen, Dresden and the epic Battle of Nations - the largest of the Napoleonic wars, and indeed the largest battle in Western history up until the First World War. The final stage of the campaign, the defense of France, saw the Emperor temporarily return to his former talent as he fought off immensely numerically superior armies in the Six Days Campaign, which many say was the best campaign of his entire career. Ultimately his earlier mistakes in Russia and Germany were too great to be rectified at this late stage and the Allies occupied Paris, forcing the emperor to abdicate. George III (George William Frederick) (1738-1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 1760 until 1801, and thereafter United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. During George III's reign, Britain lost many of its colonies in North America, which became the United States. Also during his reign, the realms of Great Britain and Ireland were joined together to form the United Kingdom. In 1810, George III became dangerously ill and by 1811, he had become permanently insane and was locked away at Windsor Castle until his death. Parliament then passed the Regency Act 1811, to which the Royal Assent was granted by the Lords Commissioners, appointed under the same irregular procedure as was adopted in 1788. The Prince of Wales acted as Regent for the remainder of George III's life. While tremendously popular in Britain, George was hated by the rebellious American colonists. The United States Declaration of Independence held him personally responsible for the political problems faced by the United States. The Declaration does not blame either Parliament or the ministers, and exposure to the views expressed in the Declaration has led the American public to perceive George as a tyrant. This view is, at worst, a historical consequence of the political climate of the times, wherein the state of the King's governing powers and mental health were practically unknown by the general public, and even less so by the distant North American colonies ruled under his crown. Another factor that exacerbated American resentment was the King's failure to intercede personally on the colonists' behalf after the Olive Branch Petition. Many modern British historians also place primary blame for the loss of the colonies on George, largely because they attribute the Proclamation of Rebellion (which treated the colonies' complaints as acts of rebellion) to him personally. George's insanity is the subject of the film The Madness of King George (1994).

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        The Kremlin, Moscow. View. Aquatint with original contemporary colour.

      London: Bowyer, 1814. Size image: 22,5 x 32 cm. Sheet: 34,5 x 49 cm.*A nice view of the Kremlin (Kreml in Moskau) from the banks of the Moskva River. - Minmal browning or foxing in the upper margins, in all in very good condition. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Veduta di una parte di Livorno e della Spiaggia ove si ancorano i bastimenti

      Livorno 1814 - Si tratta del secondo stato realizzato utilizzando lo stesso rame del primo dopo aver abraso l'impresa del Terreni, sostituendola con quella dell'Aliprandi ("In Livorno Presso Giacomo Aliprandi") mm 243x358

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        War of 1812

      , n.d. n.d.. Four small chips of gray granite in a 19th century octagonal glass medicine bottle, about 3.5” tall. Sealed with a cork. Fine condition. From the John S. Reigart Collection of Historical American Relics.Inside the bottle is a 2” x 0.5” printed card: “At the northern end of Central Park, near / Eighth avenue, stands the old block-house. / Built originally as one of a chain of local / fortifications and outposts. It has come to be / known as Fort Fireman.”Fort Fireman was built in 1814-1815 on Bergen’s Hill, Brooklyn, on or near the site of Fort Box built in 1776. Fort Clinton, also built 1814-1815, was a stone fort in the northeast corner of Central Park. These chips of granite came from one of these New York War of 1812 fortifications.John S. Reigart was born in 1833 or 1834 in New York City where he resided for most of his life. By occupation, he was a bank clerk. During the mid and late 19th century Reigart assembled a comprehensive collection of relics from every period of America’s history. He was clearly aware of the importance of provenance of all the pieces in his collection and included detailed documentation. About ten years ago, Reigart’s collection was discovered in the estate of a deceased Connecticut book dealer.

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        Histoire des Croisades Seconde Partie, contenant l'Histoire des Seconde et Troisiéme Croisades, par M. Michaud. Avec une carte des états chrétiens en Asie, et le plan de Ptolémais. Deuxième Volume

      Chez Michaud Frères, Libraires; et Chez Pillet, Imp.-Lib, de l'Imprimerie de L. G. Michaud - Paris, 1814. Francese 0,59 Volume dei primi dell'800 in 8°, stato discreto, coperta in mezzapelle con angoli, dorso in pelle con elementi decorativi e caratteri incisi in oro, piatti marmorizzati, alcuni segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli appena bruniti, pagine con marginalia, diverse leggermente brunite. Una mappa, fuori formato, ben piegata, con gli stati cristiani in Asia. Presenta occhiello. X volume della collana Histoire des Croisades - Seconde Partie. USATO

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