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        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. Künstlergraphik, Oberbayern

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        Log of the proceedings of H. M. Ship Comus between the 2nd October 1814 & 8th June 1815 John Taileur Esq. Captain

      (Off of Calabar, West Africa, 1814. Near Fine. Folio. Measuring 8" x 12". Contemporary marbled paper over thin wastepaper wrappers with a small paper label on the front cover. 96 manuscript pages, each ruled and densely written in a neat hand. Small tears, nicks, and erosion on the wrappers; internally with creases at the bottom corners of some leaves, the original stitching is present but neatly detached within the gathering, else near fine. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell box with red morocco spine label titled in gilt. Neatly filled out in a small but legible hand with standard ships' log information in ruled headers and columns (giving locations, weather, etc.), together with narrative accounts "Remarks & Occurrences" of actions taken by the ship, including accounts of encounters and armed conflicts with pirate slavers.The Captain's Log of the H.M.S. Comus, a 22-gun sixth rate man-of-war which had a distinguished record capturing Spanish, Danish, and other ships, including the American ship Jane Barnes during the War of 1812. Taileur took command in 1814, under the orders of Commodore Thomas Browne to suppress piracy and disrupt the illegal West African slave trade. His log book chronicles this period when the Comus spent six months with the West African Squadron interdicting slave ships and destroying slave factories, at which her crew was very successful, capturing ten slave ships and freeing close to 1000 slaves.The Comus also was the first man-of-war to ascend the Old Calabar River to Duke Town (Nigeria), where in March 1814 her armed boats captured seven Portuguese and Spanish vessels with 550 slaves embarked. The following extract from 16 March describes the capture of the Portuguese slave schooner Dos Amigos:"8:15 Obs'd 2 Strangers N NW, 8:30 Tacked ship, 9:30 sent the Cutter armed in chace of the sternmost vessel, 10:40 Obs'd S[tranger] fire several guns at the Cutter, lost sight of the other Stranger ... 11:20 Obs'd the Stranger hove up, for us, the Cutter having boarded her, sent the Gig with assistance ... 12:30 hove too & the Schooner Duos Amigos ... bound to Catalan for Slaves ... ."With the detained "schooner in tow," the Log then describes "running up the Calabar River," to Duke Town, and the capture of seven Spanish and Portuguese slavers, including "the Portuguese brig Santa Anna fitted for Slaves":"am - Light airs with thunder & lightening, 4:45 heard 2 rockets burst over the [?] in the direction of old Calabar. Supposed to be from our Boats as a signal for being in possession of some vessels ... Made down at 11, the Gig which had been expected with intelligence from the Boats not yet in sight. 11:20 obs'd a great number of large canoes coming down the River, beat to Quarters ... ."Britain had outlawed the slave trade (but hadn't yet abolished slavery) in 1807. Thereafter illegal traders continued to smuggle slaves to the British West Indies (and to nearby plantations). This historically important and detailed Log of the Comus provides early evidence of the Royal Navy's vigorous policy to enforce the British ban by shutting down the slave trade routes and seizing slave ships at sea. We suspect determined study of the Log by a scholar with the persistence to read Captain Taileur's small but neat handwriting will be greatly rewarded.

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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.

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        MEMOIRES SUR QUELQUES PARTIES DE L'EGYPTE

      - A Livourne, de l'imprimerie de Jean Marenigh, 1814. In-8 (14,5x22) demi-percaline rouge postérieure, (t+1f+70+90+40+16+14pp). RARISSIME OUVRAGE qui contient les textes suivants: Notice sur le séjour des Hebreux en Egypte et sur leur fuite dans le désert; Mémoire sur les tribus arabes des déserts de l'Egypte; Mémoire sur la ville et la vallée de Qoçeir et sur les peuples nomades qui habitent cette partie de l'ancienne troglodityque; Mémoire sur les anciennes limites de la mer Rouge; notice sur la Babylone d'Egypte (à Gènes, 1814). Infimes rousseurs; très bel exemplaire dans une reliure modeste et postérieure mais élégante. Ex-libris gravé. "Du Bois-Aymé (Pt de Beauvoisin 1779-Meylan 1846), ancien élève de l'École Polytechnique et nommé ingénieur des Ponts et Chaussées, il se retrouve à moins de 20 ans dans la commission scientifique constituée par Monge et Berthollet, au sein de l'armée de l'Expédition d'Égypte. L'équipe des Ponts et Chaussée dont il fait partie a en charge un travail topographique et hydrographique sur la vallée et le delta du Nil. Il est de l'expédition de savants qui, partie du Caire en mars 1799, remonte la Haute Égypte. Comme Jollois ou Villiers du Terrage, éblouis à Dendérah par l'art égyptien, il se passionne pour les vestiges antiques qu'il découvre, au point que sa hiérarchie prend prétexte d'une querelle pour l'exiler à Quoçeir, sur la Mer Rouge. À son retour, il est envoyé dans le Delta. Les notes prises au cours de ce séjour de plusieurs mois donneront lieu dans le cadre de la Description de l'Égypte à un certain nombre de publications écrites seul ou en collaboration : "Description d'Héliopolis", "Description des principales ruines situées dans la portion de l'ancien Delta comprise entre les branches de Rosette et de Damiette", "Mémoire sur les anciennes branches du Nil", "Description de la Babylone d'Égypte" dans la partie Antiquités, ou, dans celle sur l'État moderne, "Voyage à l'intérieur du Delta", "Mémoires sur les tribus arabes des déserts de l'Égypte", "Mémoire sur la ville de Quoçeir et ses environs et sur les peuples nomades qui habitent cette partie de l'ancienne Troglodytique", "Mémoire sur les anciennes limites de la Mer Rouge"; il deviendra député de l'Isère, (ref: Dictionnaire des Orientalistes). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Manuscript Copy of an Oration delivered on board the Nassau

      Chatham, United Kingdom, 1814. Unbound. Good. Contemporary eight-page manuscript transcription (perhaps the speaker's original copy) of the speech, written on four leaves measuring 7.25" x 8.75". Toned with some edge wear and storage folds. Archival repair and reinforcement along some folds; missing a section of the last page that contains the final two sentences of the speech. A transcript will be included. During the War of 1812, thousands of impressed American sailors refused to fight on British warships and were imprisoned in floating prison hulks at Chatham, where they were subjected to "hard fare," "scoundrelism," and "shockingly cruel punishments," In 1813, the prisoners aboard one ship attempted to celebrate Independence Day by flying two American flags, and two men were shot by British guards who were attempting to confiscate the colors. On July 4th of the following year, mindful of the near riot that had previously occurred, the British allowed Americans aboard the prison ships Crown Prince and Nassau to celebrate by flying an American flag (only as high as the 'railings'), playing of Yankee Doodle with drums and pipes on the fo'c'sle, cheering, and toasting with British porter. There was also "much speechifying, especially on the Nassau." (For more information see A Journal of a Young Man . . . Late a Surgeon . . . Confined . . . at Chatham, in England. . . . by Amos G. Babcock (Benjamin Waterhouse) and Prisoners of War in Britain, 1756-1815. . . . by Francis Abell. This manuscript text of one of the Nassau speeches is both patriotic and impassioned. It begins with a celebration of the American Revolution and diatribe against British atrocities: "Towns and Villages were burnt and nothing but Desolation and Destruction appeared from one end of our Country to the other. . . . But to complete the horrid scene an Infernal Horde of Savage Murderers were promoted by our Enemies to butcher our helpless Women and Children. . . . Oh Britian, Britian had thy Counsellors been sound and just, had they listened with attention and followed the advice of the Immortal Pitt, Britian and America might have been one at the present Hour." And it concludes with stirring exhortation to continue to resist offers of freedom in exchange for service in the British Navy: "Many of you Present my beloved Countrymen have voluntarily embraced this loathsome Prison rather than betray your Country for . . . to aid abet or give any kind of assistance to an Enemy is Treason, is Death. . . . Let us be ready to embrace the Icy Arms of Death rather than shew the least symptoms of an Inclination to betray our Country. Some have done it who pretended to be Americans so far as to shield themselves under the Name. Whether they were real Americans or not, its hard to say but . . . I have not the least doubt but they will meet their reward, that is they will be spurned by the very persons who laid the bait for them. There Characters will forever be condemned held in detestation. . . . Therefore all you who feel the Tide of true born American blood flow through your veins I hope will never attempt to flee from the Allegiance of your Country. Its Cowardice. Its Felony. And for those who have done it we may pray that the departed spirits of their Fathers who so nobly fought bled and fell in the Conflict to gain them their Liberty will haunt them in their midnight slumbers that they may feel the Horror of their Conscience and the dread of a Gallows for what they have done." This manuscript text of the speech probably predates a printed copy published in 1815 (see Bibliotheca Americana 3799) as the printed copy was slightly revised with corrected grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. This manuscript was probably transcribed at the time by one of the prisoners on the Nassau or perhaps by the original speaker. A unique manuscript; OCLC locates no other contemporary manuscript transcriptions of speeches given by American prisoners during the War of 1812. However, OCLC shows that printed copies prepared by the unknown Boston publisher in 1815 are held by 11 institutions although this number appears to include modern Kirtas Technology digital scans.

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        Signature Matted

      Star Austrian composer of operettas, waltzes and light music (1814-1899), regarded in his time and even today as the "Waltz King". Signature cut (probably from an autograph album), matted with a nice vintage print of the composer. Total size is 9.8 x 11.25 inches, signature cut is 3.75 x 1.6 inches, all in excellent condition - ready to frame if desired. See full scan and detailed scan. 

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        Manuscript Copy of an Oration delivered on board the Nassau

      Chatham, United Kingdom, 1814. Unbound. Good. Contemporary eight-page manuscript transcription (perhaps the speaker's original copy) of the speech, written on four leaves measuring 7.25" x 8.75". Toned with some edge wear and storage folds. Archival repair and reinforcement along some folds; missing a section of the last page that contains the final two sentences of the speech. A transcript will be included. During the War of 1812, thousands of impressed American sailors refused to fight on British warships and were imprisoned in floating prison hulks at Chatham, where they were subjected to "hard fare," "scoundrelism," and "shockingly cruel punishments," In 1813, the prisoners aboard one ship attempted to celebrate Independence Day by flying two American flags, and two men were shot by British guards who were attempting to confiscate the colors. On July 4th of the following year, mindful of the near riot that had previously occurred, the British allowed Americans aboard the prison ships Crown Prince and Nassau to celebrate by flying an American flag (only as high as the 'railings'), playing of Yankee Doodle with drums and pipes on the fo'c'sle, cheering, and toasting with British porter. There was also "much speechifying, especially on the Nassau." (For more information see A Journal of a Young Man . . . Late a Surgeon . . . Confined . . . at Chatham, in England. . . . by Amos G. Babcock (Benjamin Waterhouse) and Prisoners of War in Britain, 1756-1815. . . . by Francis Abell. This manuscript text of one of the Nassau speeches is both patriotic and impassioned. It begins with a celebration of the American Revolution and diatribe against British atrocities:"Towns and Villages were burnt and nothing but Desolation and Destruction appeared from one end of our Country to the other. . . . But to complete the horrid scene an Infernal Horde of Savage Murderers were promoted by our Enemies to butcher our helpless Women and Children. . . . Oh Britian, Britian had thy Counsellors been sound and just, had they listened with attention and followed the advice of the Immortal Pitt, Britian and America might have been one at the present Hour." And it concludes with stirring exhortation to continue to resist offers of freedom in exchange for service in the British Navy:"Many of you Present my beloved Countrymen have voluntarily embraced this loathsome Prison rather than betray your Country for . . . to aid abet or give any kind of assistance to an Enemy is Treason, is Death. . . . Let us be ready to embrace the Icy Arms of Death rather than shew the least symptoms of an Inclination to betray our Country. Some have done it who pretended to be Americans so far as to shield themselves under the Name. Whether they were real Americans or not, its hard to say but . . . I have not the least doubt but they will meet their reward, that is they will be spurned by the very persons who laid the bait for them. There Characters will forever be condemned held in detestation. . . . Therefore all you who feel the Tide of true born American blood flow through your veins I hope will never attempt to flee from the Allegiance of your Country. Its Cowardice. Its Felony. And for those who have done it we may pray that the departed spirits of their Fathers who so nobly fought bled and fell in the Conflict to gain them their Liberty will haunt them in their midnight slumbers that they may feel the Horror of their Conscience and the dread of a Gallows for what they have done." This manuscript text of the speech probably predates a printed copy published in 1815 (see Bibliotheca Americana 3799) as the printed copy was slightly revised with corrected grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. This manuscript was probably transcribed at the time by one of the prisoners on the Nassau or perhaps by the original speaker.A unique manuscript; OCLC locates no other contemporary manuscript transcriptions of speeches given by American prisoners during the War of 1812. However, OCLC shows that printed copies prepared by the unknown Boston publisher in 1815 are held by 11 institutions although this number appears to include modern Kirtas Technology digital scans.

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        El Modelo de los Cristianos presentado a los Insurgentes de América, y una introduccion necesarísima para desengaño de muchos en las actuales circunstancias, en la qual se funda el derecho de la soberania propria del Sr. D. Fernando VII.; [Together with] El Modelo de los Cristianos; Jesus en el Calvario y maria su Madre mirandole.

      Mexico: en la oficina de Ontiveros, 1814 - 2 works bound in 1, small square octavo (172 x 113 mm). Publisher's Mexican marbled sheep, flat spine gilt ruled and decorated with gilt fleurons, gilt roll tool border on sides enclosing a broad gilt roll tool panel consisting of pomegranates, foliage and flowers, yellow edges, marbled endpapers. Minor wear to extremities; a lovely copy, wide-margined and crisp. First edition of this political tract, published in the years preceding the Mexican War of Independence, in an unusually excellent and richly decorated Mexican binding. Fernandez de San Salvador (1756–1842), was a writer and lawyer devotedly loyal to the Old Regime and the King of Spain, Ferdinand VII. The first of these two works, El Modelo de Los Cristianos presentado a los Insurgentes de América, warns its readers against revolutionaries, both those in support of Napoleon, and those in support of total independence from Europe. From 1808 to 1813 Spain, and therefore Mexico, had been under Napoleonic rule. Ferdinand VII was reinstated as King on 11 December 1813, however the power of the monarchy had been greatly diminished. This work therefore warns against the calls emerging in the light of this turbulence for total independence from Europe; which included calls made by San Salvador's own niece, Leona Vicario. Vicario, an orphan, who is often described as "the great heroine of Mexican Independence", was under the guardianship of San Salvador when she began her crucial involvement in the independence movement. This rift in their political ideals did not, however, appear to cause great conflict between the two, despite Vicario being imprisoned in March 1813. Vicario soon escaped and joined the rebel army, marring a fellow insurgent, Andrés Quintana Roo, who was coincidentally San Salvador's former law clerk. The second work is a religious treaty which promotes traditional Catholic devotion during times of discord. It includes a subscribers list, which details the distribution of the 800 copies published, and suggests that just 12 copies were bound thus. Palau 230836; Sabin 24148; Eladio Cortés, Dictionary of Mexican Literature, p. 226. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sefer Maharsha: hidushe halakhot.

      Wien (Vienna), gedrukt bei Anton Schmid k. k. priv. deitsch- und hebreischem Buchdruker, 1814. - Folio (240 x 350 mm). 2 parts in 1 vol. (1), 272 ff. Title page printed in red and black. Part 2 has separate t. p. with woodcut printer's device: Hidushe halachot mahadure batra. (1), 47 ff. Ibid., 1814. Contemp. half calf. Principal work of rabbi Samuel Eliezer Edels (1555-1631), known as the "Maharsha" (an acronym for "Our Teacher, the Rabbi Shmuel Eidels"). His "Chiddushei Halachot" ("Novellae in Jewish Law") constitutes a commentary on the Talmud, Rashi and Tosafot together, and with a focus on Tosafot. "This commentary was quickly accepted and was printed in almost all editions of the Talmud" (Wikipedia). "This edition comprises the author's larger work, 'Hidushe halakhot', plus a smaller last recension, 'Hidushe halakhot mahadure batra'" (OCLC), the latter by Moses ben Isaac mi-Lublin (d. 1668). - Anton Schmid had been one of Kurzböck's apprentices and as such had been sent to the Vienna Oriental Academy to learn Hebrew. Schmid later bought Kurzböck's Hebrew types from the printer's widow and succeeded his former master, soon to become Austria's foremost printer of Hebrew, and one of the most capable ones on the continent. Imprint in Yiddish: "Vin, gedrukt bei Anton Schmid k. k. priv. deitsch- und hebreischem Buchdruker". (The reason why a Christian businessman could rise to the honors of an "imperially and royally privileged Hebrew printer" was quite simply that, in spite of the 1782 Edict of Tolerance, Jews were still prohibited - by an older law - from operating a printing press.) - Browned throughout; first three pages professionally remargined. Contemp. Hebrew ownership to t. p. Vinograd II, 414. OCLC 122752399. Fürst I, 221 ("Bereichert mit verschiedenartigen Noten berühmter Männer").

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        Die Heilquellen am Taunus. Ein didactisches Gedicht in vier Gesängen.

      Leipzig, Amsterdamer Kunst- und Industrie-Comptoir. 1814 - 4°. 1 nn. Bl., 167 S., mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 6 Tafeln in Aquatinta und einer gefalteten gestochenen Karte. Rotes Leder der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild, Deckel- und Innenkantenvergoldung, Goldschnitt, (leicht beschabt, Ecken gering gestaucht). Erste illustrierte Ausgabe. - Goedeke V, 458, 15, 2; Sauer 787. - ". in heiteren Stunden an Ort und Stelle niedergeschrieben oder entworfen, und allmählig nach den einzelnen Theilen verbunden" (a. d. Vorerinnerung). Inhalt: Soden, Wanderung zum Feldberg und Altkönig, Wiesbaden und Schlangenbad, Schwalbach und Ems, sowie historische Erläuterungen. - Sehr schönes Exemplar mit den bekannten Ansichten von Soden, dem Feldberg, Wiesbaden, Schlangenbad, Schwalbach und Ems nach C.G.Schütz. Das Frontispiz mit einer allegorischen Darstellung. - wie meist etwas stockfleckig, Titel mit entferntem Eintrag oder Stempel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal of a Voyage in 1811 and 1812, to Madras and China; Returning by the Cape of Good Hope and St. Helena; in the H. C. S. The Hope, Capt. James Pendergrass[...] illustrated with Twenty-Four Coloured Prints, from Drawings by the Author

      London: J. Nichols (etc.), 1814. (First edition). Hardcover. Good +. Quarto, xx, 246pp., illustrated with 24 hand-colored aquatints. In period (or perhaps a little later) 3/4 brown polished calf and marbled boards with red-orange endpapers. Some dampstaining to front board, with chips and nicks to the extremities of the boards. Possible water damage to part of the spine, and the front outer joint is partially cracked, though the board is holding strong. One plate (opposite page 67, depicting the Pagoda), was poorly trimmed by the printer, with the bottom part of the plate title cut off, and the plate appearing slightly canted on the leaf (the illustration itself is entirely present). Some scattered foxing to a few leaves, but generally an unfoxed example, with only some mild, normal age-toning to the single leaves opposite a few of the plates). Some dampstaining to parts of the text and some of the plates, most obviously in about the last sixth of the book. This could be significantly improved by a professional conservator, if desired. There is no half-title (we are unsure if this is as issued or not). Overall, an unsophisticated and unrestored complete copy of this notable travel account, overall a good or better copy. (Abbey, Travel 517). Please contact us for more images.

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        RACCOLTA Manifesti, Proclami di Guerra Bollettini Uffiziali fascicolo primo contenente Il Manifesto di Guerra di S. M. l'Imperator d'Austria, La Dichiarazione di Guerra di S. M. il Re di Baviera, La Lettera di S. A. Reale il Principe Reale di Suezia all'Imp. Napoleone. [- Fascicolo Nono].

      Padova, per li Penada, (1813-1814). - 9 fascicules réunis en 1 volume in-8. 32pp. + 32pp. + 59pp. + 32pp. + 40pp. + 52pp. + 40pp. + 32pp. + 52pp. (i.e. 44). Broché, couverture muette de l'époque. Précieuse collection complète (?) de cette très rare gazette italienne imprimée à Padoue et rapportant les dernières nouvelles des guerres et de la politique internationale en Europe, marquée par le déclin de l'Empire napoléonien. Les exemplaires que nous avons trouvés décrits ne contiennent pas plus de six fascicules; le présent volume en contient neuf, le dernier évoquant l'exil de Napoléon sur l'Ile d'Elbe. Très bon exemplaire [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        uvres complettes de J. La Fontaine, précédées d’une nouvelle Notice sur sa vie.

      Paris : Lefèvre (impr. Crapelet). 1814 - 6 volumes in-8, 199 x 128 : portrait, (4 ff.), lxxv, 242 pp., (1 f. blanc), 6 planches ; (2 ff.), 319 pp., 6 planches ; (2 ff.), 488 pp., 9 planches ; (2 ff.), 547 pp., 2 planches ; (2 ff.), 334 pp., (1 f.), 2 planches ; (2 ff.), 494 pp. Demi-maroquin vert à long grain, dos lisse orné (reliure de l’époque). Édition estimée, la première au format in-8, des œuvres complètes de Jean de La Fontaine. Elle fut imprimée par Crapelet et débute par une Vie inédite de l’auteur par Louis-Simon Auger (1772-1829). Elle est illustrée d’un portrait de La Fontaine gravé par Jean-François Ribault (1767-1829) d’après la gravure faite par Edelinck du tableau de Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659-1743) et de 25 figures hors texte en premier tirage, gravées par Antoine Abraham et Étienne Devilliers, Emmanuel-Jean-Népomucène De Ghendt (1738-1815), Jean-Louis Delignon (1755-1804?), Rémi Delvaux (1748?-1823), Philippe Trière (1756-1815 ?), Antoine-Claude-François Villerey (1754-1828), Jean Bosq (17.-18.), Pigeot, Jean Baptiste Blaise Simonet (1742-1817) et Louis François Mariage (17.-18.) d’après les compositions de Jean-Michel Moreau, dit MOREAU LE JEUNE (1741-1814). Les figures sont datées entre 1812 et 1814 en général mais l’une d’elles porte l’année 1815. L’édition est cependant bien annoncée en 1814 dans la Bibliographie de la France et plus précisément le 6 août de cette année. Bel exemplaire en reliure de l’époque. Quelques très légères griffures aux dos. De très rares piqûres. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Calendrier he bra ique: contenant les Fêtes, Parassiot, Jeunes, Roshodes, nouvelles Lunes, Tecufot ou les Equinoxes, suivant Rab Samuel, pour servir pendant cinquant années, depuis le 1er Tisri 5575 de la création du Monde (15 Septembre 1814) jusqu'au 29 Elul 5624 (30 Septembre 1864).

      Bordeaux, Racle, 1814. - in-12. 234pp. 1f. Plein veau, dos lisse orné, initiales dorées "L P." sur le plat supérieur (reliure de l'époque, plats et dos frottés, accrocs avec petits manques aux coiffes, coins émoussés). Edition Originale, imprimée à Bordeaux et signée par l'auteur, de ce calendrier des célébrations hébraïques, par le juif bordelais Jacob Rodrigues-Monsanto. Il s'agit probablement du tout premier ouvrage contenant des caractères hébraïques publié dans la capitale girondine, où l'importante communauté sépharade était établie de très longue date, suite à l'expulsion des Juifs d'Espagne puis du Portugal au 15e et 16e siècles. Ce calendrier constitue une continuation des travaux du grand érudit et traducteur provençal Mardochée Venture, Secrétaire Interprète pour les Langues orientales à la Bibliothèque du Roi et auteur du premier calendrier hébraïque en français et de la première traduction française des prières juives. Au plat supérieur figurent en lettres dorées les initiales "L P.". Tache angulaire aux soixante premiers feuillets mais bon exemplaire par ailleurs de ce précieux témoignage, rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; 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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        The Martial Achievements of Great Britain and Her Allies; From 1799 to 1815.

      1814 1814 - First edition. London: Printed for Js. Jenkins by L. Harrison & J.C. Leigh [1814-15]. With frontispiece, title-vignette, dedication leaf to the Duke of Wellington and 51 full-page plates, all hand-colored aquatints. Folio. VIII + [2] + [120] pp. Uncut copy with wide margin and top edge gilt bound in contemporary halfleather with cloth-boards, richly gilt on spine and with goldlines on boards. Spine faded, binding a little grubby. Name on flyleaf. One plate and 2 text-leaves with small stain in inner margin. * The plates dated 1814 and 1815. Views of military scenes and battles, by T. Sutherland, D. Havell, M. Dubourg, J. Hill et al from drawings by William Heath. William Heath [1794 - 1840] was a British artist whose early works often dealt with military themes, this is probably his best known of this theme.No list of subscribers present.Tooley 281. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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