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        Original 1814 Concert Program

      - Original broadside for a concert held on October 22, 1814 at the Aula Leopoldina of the University of Wroclaw in Poland. The concert was held under the direction of the composer and violinist Andreas Jacob Romberg and the pieces presented were composed by him. Approx. 20 x 23 cm. Center toned from prior mounting, edges uneven, else fine. "Ger. violinist and composer. Played at Concert Spirituel, Paris, 1784. Tours of Europe 1784-96 and member (with Beethoven and Ries) of Bonn electoral court orch. 1790-3. Lived in Hamburg. 1801-15.Court cond., Gotha, from 1815. Wrote 8 operas and operettas, choral mus., 10 syms., incl. Toy Symphony, 20 vn. concs., 19 str. qts., etc." (Oxford Dictionary of Music)

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        Manuscript diary of a captured French officer's experiences in Spain, 1808-1809. Title: Recollections / By / H de Montvaillant

      [Hunthill House, Scotland, 1814. 4to (230 x 185 mm). [10], 233, [4] pp. Written in an italic hand in English, with occasional corrections or additions in a different hand, on wove paper, watermarked Budgen & Wilmott / 1812. Four unnumbered pages of French text at front and four at back, the latter dated 27 May 1814, in a different hand, apparently the author's, on different paper with no visible watermark. Very good; some occasional spotting. Contemporary red straight-grained morocco, gilt edges (scuffed and scraped, joints strained, head of spine chipped).*** A first-hand, unpublished memoir by a French army officer of the terrible Peninsular War. The narrator was one of few survivors of the surrender of French forces after the Battle of Bailén in July 1808. The background to this event was Napoleon's attempt to complete the isolation of England from the continent by sending a French army into the Iberian Peninsula to seize the coast of Portugal and occupy Spain. Napoleon later referred to the Peninsular War, characterized by appalling cruelty on both sides, as the 'Spanish ulcer'; it was to be one of the primary factors in his downfall. Although written in a matter-of-fact tone, the details of this memoir are searing. General Pierre Dupont de l'Étang was charged with securing French control of the major cities in Spain. Dupont's 20,000 men had initial success, but as they penetrated deeper into Spain they faced increasing resistance. The present diary traces the route and experiences of Dupont's army to its furthest point of penetration into Spain: Córdoba. There, after a particularly bloody and cruel occupation, the army was forced to withdraw and was soon overwhelmed. Dupont surrendered his army at Bailén. Originally promised safe passage, most of the French were slaughtered immediately after their surrender. The start of the Peninsular War marks the commencement of the diary, written by H. de Montvaillant, an officer from Montpellier who was serving in the second Corps d'Observation of the Gironde, placed under the direction of General Dupont. Although the starting date of the campaign is generally accepted as March 1808, by Montvaillant's account the French had already occupied the town of Vittoria (50 miles west of Pamplona) by Dec. 22, 1807. By January 9, 1808 French troops had advanced to south of Burgos, heading toward Valladolid. At every stopover small detachments were left behind to guard the roads, thereby diminishing the strength of the army as it travelled. Spanish guerrilla activity took a toll on the troops; so much so that the diarist records that the troops had to, "redouble our vigilance, and [take] measures the most severe ever adapted to ensure our safety" (p. 58). On Feb. 16 they entered Medina del Campo on their way to Madrid. Montvaillant records his impressions of the city and the inhabitants. Toledo was the next destination, where he notes a visit to the palace library, and the suppression of an uprising led by monks. By the end of May the French had occupied Consuegra and entered La Carolina in Andalusia. It is at this point that the narrative takes on an ominous tone. About to enter Seville, Montvaillant notes a change in circumstances in the countryside and the inhabitants. The population is abandoning villages and fleeing. He records that the senior officers assumed that the army would only be harassed by small bands of "brigands" (p. 84), a far cry from the massive insurgency that it encountered: "We learned that the insurgents each day gathered strength, and that the Junta of Seville was determined to stop us in our march. The following days we got to the little town Baylen [Bailén], in whose plains two months afterwards our destiny was decided" (p. 86). The French attacked and sacked the city of Córdoba: "Neither tears, promises, or humble supplications could arrest the thirst for pillage..." (p. 89); discipline was nonexistent, and the drunkenness and looting continued for eight days. Soon after Montvaillant is ordered back to the village of Alcolea, not far from Bailén, to guard a bridge crossing. While there he discovers the slaughter of the French sick and wounded who had been left along the line of march while the main body of General Dupont's troops had taken Córdoba. The army had moved back to Andujar, near Bailén, and encamped. Montvaillant records that the general staff soon realized that the French were now outnumbered and that the opposition had organized itself. Dupont's army was isolated, without hope of reinforcement or re-supply, defending a garrison at the village of Andújar, situated on a flat plain in the scorching sun. The narrative is now of troop dispositions, losses, tactical mistakes, errors of the general staff, and increasing difficulties. Dupont's surrender came on July 20, 1808. The officers were segregated from the defeated army before being escorted (supposedly) to France. Most of the remaining army was slaughtered within days. Montvaillant records the details of his months-long "death march" southwards to the coast, finally arriving at Jerez de la Frontera (near Cádiz) to await embarkation to France. This never occurred. The officers' captors kept them in Jerez, having discovered that the ruling Junta of Seville had abrogated the surrender treaty, and that the inhabitants were waiting to massacre the French on their approach to Cádiz. Montvaillant now fills his account with anecdotes of captivity and of the officers' horrendous treatment at the hands of their escorts and guards. He is unclear as to exact dates but it seems that the French captives were held at Jerez until mid-December, before being hastily driven aboard ships to sail for the Balearic Islands (p. 141). A severe storm intervened and they were blown off course to Africa, finally coming to port at Gibraltar; several days later they were already back in Andalusia, at Málaga. Then, after more storms and much sailing, they finally made the Balearics where they were exiled to the desert island of Cabrera. There some 4400 surviving men and officers were forced to survive as best they could (p. 148). Almost 250 officers were collected from this exile after a month and taken to the capital, Palma. Imprisoned there, though in better conditions than previously, this group of officers waited; nearly half would be massacred during a riot and assault on the prison by the inhabitants of Palma. By March 1809 only 140 of the original 250 rescued officers were alive and were returned to Cabrera where the living conditions were desperate (pp. 155-165). Despite this, the officers were able to conjure up distractions. There is an account of theater productions, dances, and the jealousy and bickering among those playing female roles in these performances. Montvaillant comments that the theatrical chronicle of Cabrera would make quite a book. Eventually the officers were placed aboard an English ship. On August 4, when they were off Cape Palos (near Cartagena), there were rumors of a prisoner exchange, which again did not occur. After several weeks aboard the English ship, Montvalliant and his companions were disembarked at Portsmouth. He continued on to Salisbury, then embarked again for Leith en route to his final destination in Scotland, Jedburgh, where he remained in exile until the accession of Louis XVIII in 1814. The text is in an at times stilted English. Eight pages of notes in French by the author are inserted, four at the beginning and four at the end, dated May 27, 1814. The French preface consists entirely of a Romantic dream, involving a temptress fairy and concluding with the author's promise never to forget his friends in Scotland. The first of the four final pages provides some information about the history of the manuscript (the remaining pages contain literary notes including translations into French of poems by Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott). According to these comments, the diary was originally written in French, and was translated into English by the narrator's benefactors in Jedburgh. During his years of exile Montvaillant had befriended a well-off family (Rutherford?), the owners of nearby Hunthill House, to whose three young daughters he became deeply attached. Without them, he claims, he would not have survived the loneliness of his exile. To pay them homage, and in acknowledgement of his gratitude, he dedicated his memoir to them. His friends retained the original French version as a valued keepsake of their friend and an engrossing biographical narrative, and presented him with this translation, which he brought back to France, planning to render it anew into French, to share with his family and close friends. The annotations in the text appear to be the author's.) He emphasizes that he plans to keep the manuscript unpublished; perhaps the memories were too painful.

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        Mesmerismus. Oder System der Wechselwirkungen, Theorie und Anwendung des thierischen Magnetismus als die allgemeine Heilkunde zur Erhaltung des Menschen. Herausgegeben von Karl Christian Wolfart.

      Berlin, Nikolai 1814. - Mit gestoch. Aquatinta-Frontispiz und 6 (2 teilkolor.) gefalt. Kupfertafeln. LXXIV, 356 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Erste Ausgabe. - Hirsch-H. IV, 180; Waller 6506; Tischner, Mesmer 31; Graesse BMP 43. - Wolfart hatte Mesmer im Auftrag der preußischen Komission (unter Vorsitz Hufelands) 1812 in der Schweiz besucht und dabei die Manuskripte in deutscher und französischer Sprache erhalten (und übersetzt). Mesmer fasst "nochmals seine ganze Theorie zusammen und bringt auch noch in mehrfacher Hinsicht Neues . Der erste Teil handelt von der Physik, worunter auch die Physiologie und sogar die Psychologie abgehandelt wird, der zweite Teil behandelt die Moral. Das Hauptstreben des Buches ist, alles möglichst mechanistisch zu erklären ." (Tischner). - Ohne den 1815 erschienenen Erläuterungsband von Wolfart. - 5 der 6 Blatt Tafel-Trägerpapier beidseitig mit Marginalien von alter Hand in sauberer, gut leserlicher Schrift. - Gering berieben, insgesamt schönes Exemplar. Bitte beachten Sie: Wir sind vom 07. bis 15. September 2016 in Urlaub. Ihre Bestellung versenden wir ab dem 16. September! – Please note: We are in Holidays from Sept. 7th – 15th. Your order will be mailed at Sept. 16th! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage Round Great Britain, Undertaken in the Summer of the Year 1813, and Commencing From the Land's-End in Cornwall, by Richard Ayton, With a Series of Views Illustrative of the Character and Prominent Features of the Coast.

      London, Longman, Orme 1814-1825 - London,Longman, Orme, 1814-1825. First Edition, Folio (360 x 252mm), 8 volumes, Contemporary Calf Gilt by Staggemeier (with his pink label), sides with gilt and blind roll-tool Etruscan pattern borders, g.e., 4 vols. hinges repaired, with aquatint dedication leaf and 308 hand-coloured aquatint plates with pale grey wash borders, ALL ON CARD AS ISSUED, mounted on stubs, tissue guards, with the folding engraved map, 2 notes to subscribers and one prospectus for Daniell's 'Select Views of Windsor Castle' loosely inserted, without the uncoloured plate as usual. THE MOST IMPORTANT COLOUR PLATE BOOK ON BRITISH TOPOGRAPHY. A Magnificent series of plates.A celebration of the rural coastline of Britain, this eight volume collection of 308 aquatint engravings with accompanying commentary details the sublime and picturesque coastline in the final decades preceding the age of photography. Daniell's aquatint engravings, particularly those of the Scottish Highlands, are widely acknowledged as some of the finest ever produced.Valuable as a record and exquisite in its presentation" (Tooley). This is "one of a number of sets issued with the plates on, or mounted on, card". Abbey notes that this was published at 96 guineas, as opposed to the regular edition at £60. The tour took place in stages over twelve years, travelling only in the more clement summer months before returning to the city. During each tour Daniell would take only pencil, paper and a small camera obscura. During the winter months he would produce aquatints from these sketches. The engraving of an aquatint plates was a complicated process, but one at which Daniell was said to have become so skilled he was capable of producing a plate in a single day. The process of aquatinting was not only laborious but also very expensive; hence the completed work was affordable only by the wealthy. The eight volume set retailed at £60 but 96 guineas on card, when completed in 1825, but was also sold by volume at £7 12s 6d each. Each volume comprised many "parts" detailing different sections of the coast. The prohibitive price, and consequently exclusive target audience, soon led to complications in the production of the work. The resulting disagreements between the contributors, industrial rather than picturesque descriptions, precipitated Ayton's departure, leaving Daniell to complete the tour on his own. As a depiction of the British Coastline in the first half of the Nineteenth Century, this work remains without peer. The aquatint engravings are world renowned for their quality and unparalleled in their popularity. Abbey Scenery 16; Tooley 177Provenance: Cowper, Carleton Hall, bookplate. [Attributes: First Edition; 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 the Government of the United States, in the years 1804, 1805, and 1806. By Captains Lewis and Clarke. Published from the Official Report, and Illustrated by a Map of the Route, and other Maps

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. First English Edition. Contemporary boards. Fine. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION of the definitive account of the travels of Lewis and Clark, the most important expedition in the history of the American continent. Although preceded by the Philadelphia printing of 1814 (published as History of the Expedition), this London edition of the same year was printed on larger, finer paper and in both typography and format is considered the superior edition. "The most important of all overland narratives. . . . American explorers had for the first time spanned the continental United States and driven the first wedge in the settlement of our new far western frontier" (Grolier 100 American Books).  London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1814.  Quarto, contemporary marbled boards superbly re-backed to style in modern three-quarter calf. A FINE COPY: text very clean, map with slight offsetting but otherwise fine with no tears. Rare in such good condition.

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        A Specimen of Modern Cut Printing-Types.

      n.p., London 1814 - 66 leaves. Bound with: "A Specimen of Flowers and Cast Ornaments"; 181?; 34 leaves, with numerous examples of ornamental borders and different examples of flower and cast ornament. Contemporary blind-stamped and tooled calf, printed wrappers bound in. Joint repaired. Ex-libris on front paste-down. Occasionally marginal torn, blank fly leaf bit torn, throughout slightly soiling and browned. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de l'Inde ancienne et moderne, ou l'Indostan

      Le Normant, 1814. - Le Normant, Paris 1814, (4) xvj, 372pp. et (4) 408pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Edizione originale, rara, illustrato in una molto bella grande mappa pieghevole a colori su carta pesante. Binding metà maculato periodo di pecora marrone. Torna liscio decorato con ferri la lira e le urne. Parte del numero del titolo e del volume ornato con pelle di pecora cioccolato. Lacune nella mente. 2 testa Volume wormholes 1. Piccolo manca la mascella superiore del volume 2. ammaccature coda. Nonostante alcuni difetti, piuttosto buona copia. Membro di una famiglia che ha vissuto in India per quasi un secolo, Collin Bar era governatore della Francia a Pondicherry, fu imprigionato per otto anni durante i quali ha concepito questo libro. Dopo una descrizione generale dell'India, oggetti d'antiquariato, la religione e le sue leggi, i suoi costumi e le sue utilizzazioni, si ripercorre la storia di antico e moderno in India, e la rivalità europea, principalmente quelli di Francia e Inghilterra, e che fino al 1810; il libro si conclude con una fotografia dello stato attuale di India e dominazione straniera. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare, illustrée d'une fort belle et grande carte dépliante en couleurs sur papier fort, et d'un tableau des monnaies, poids et mesures. Reliures en demi basane brune mouchetée d'époque. Dos lisses ornés de fers à la lyre et à l'urne. Pièces de titre et de tomaison ornés en basane chocolat. Plats de papier raciné. Manques en tête. Deux trous de ver en tête du volume 1. Petits manques au mors supérieur du volume 2. Epidermures en queue. En dépit de quelques défauts, assez bon exemplaire. Membre d'une famille qui vivait en Inde depuis près d'un siècle, Collin de Bar fut gouverneur de France à Pondichéry, il fut emprisonné durant huit années durant lesquelles il conçut cet ouvrage. Après une description générale de l'Inde, de ses antiquités, de sa religion et de ses lois, de ses mœurs et de ses usages, il retrace l'histoire de l'Inde ancienne et moderne, et des rivalités européennes, principalement de celles de la France et de l'Angleterre, et ce jusqu'en 1810 ; l'ouvrage se termine par un tableau de l'état actuel de l'Inde et des dominations étrangères.   

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        Observacion chirurgico-medica de un hidro-sarcocele, ó tumor scirroso en un testiculo con kiste, ó saco, lleno de pus en el escroto.

      [Mexico]: Oficina de Doña Maria Fernandez de Jáuregui Small 8vo (14.2 cm; 5.5"). 39, [1 (blank)] pp.. 1814 The author was a "fisico honorario de Cámara de S. M., consultor y mayor de los exércitos nacionales." His work treats of hydrocele and other diseases of the testes, including testicular neoplasms, and recounts the three-year suffering of one patient, Jose Palacios; he reports, in detail, on the various consulting doctors that Palacios saw and on their treatment methods until a successful one was found. The work ends (pp. 35?39) with "Versos que hizo D. José Palacios para manifestar su gratitud á los dignos profesores." => The patient and the doctors were all resident in Mexico City. The online cataloguing of this book is an amazing example of copy-cataloguing from an initial poor record. The cataloguer of that initial record misunderstood the Medina entry and thought that Medina's "port." meant "portrait," when in fact it means "title-page"; that cataloguer then recorded that library's copy as "lacking the portrait." And the error was perpetuated again, and again, and again by five of the ten Anglo-American libraries reporting ownership. => One of the few medical works printed by this famous woman printer. Original plain wrappers. Very nice.

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        [Anonym erschienen] Der heilige Kampf der Deutschen. Mit chronologischer Angabe aller Schlachten vom 27 August 1812. bis zur Schlacht bei Hanau den 30 Octob. 1813. Anhang 1) Lied: der Fahnen-Schwur des Landwehrmanns. Anhang 2) Gebät [!] der Männer bei der Einweihung eines deutschen Jünglings zum Kampf fürs Vaterland.

      ohne Ort [Frankfurt am Main], 1814. Kl.-8°. 32 S. Heft am Rücken mit Papierstreifen geschützt. Erstausgabe (WG 68; Hensius V, 277). \"Die Anzeige für die zweite Auflage im selben Jahr im Allg. Anzeiger, Nr. 135 vom 15.06., S. 1384 nennt Arndt als Verfasser.\" (Bibliographie der Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Gesellschaft). - Ernst Moritz Arndt beginnt seine anonym erschienene Schrift mit dem Scheitern des Russlandfeldzugs Napoleons und schildert kurz die Schlachten in Russland u. Spanien (Salamanca u. Soeg Wellingtons bei Victoria) und schildert den Verlauf des von Friedrich Wilhelm erklärten \"heiligen\" Befreiungskrieges. Erwähnt werden Kämpfe bei Lützen, Wurschen, Dresden, Berlin, Drennewitz, Jüderbog, Katzbach in Schlesien, der Beitritt Bayerns (Konvention zu Reid), Leipzig, Hanau, Frankfurt, Schweden u. a. - Besonders interessant und zeitlos aktuell (TTIP und Amerikanisierung der Sprache) sind die Aussagen über die Folgen der Besatzung: \"Fremde Gesetze und Rechte traten an die Stelle alter geheiligte Gewohnheiten und wohl bekannten Herkommens; ohne alle Rücksicht auf Sitten und Gebräuche, und Verschiedenheit des Karakters (!) des Volks, ward alles nach fremden Formen geben; die herrliche Sprache der Deutschen verachtet, entwürdigt gegen ein fremdes Geschwätz! Denn der eherne Sinn des allgewaltigen Herrschers kannte keine schonende Rücksicht nur Einförmigkeit wollte er, nur sie verträgt der Despotismus\" - Name a. Titel (= S.1), nur ganz wenige u. sehr kleine Braunflecken, aber ungewöhnlich gut. - Wohl einer der seltensten Schriften von Arndt. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Romantiker

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        Sämmtliche Werke. 39 Bände und 6 Supplement-Bände (komplett).

      Carlsruhe (Karlsruhe), Bureau der deutschen Classiker, 1814-1818. 19 x 12 cm, Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenschild Einband berieben und bestoßen. Einige Bände mit etwas Verlust des Oberflächenleders. Einige Rücken mit Einrissen. Schnitt etwas angeschmutzt. Handschriftlicher Besitzereintrag auf Vorsatz. Durchschlagende Lederecken. Wenig fleckig. Gestochene bzw. lithographierte Titelblätter. Insgesamt schöne, dekorative Ausgabe. Versand D: 7,00 EUR

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        C. M. Wielands sämmtliche (sämtliche) Werke. Erster (1.) bis neununddreißigster (39.) Band. 6 Bände Suplemente. (= zusammen 45 Bände)

      Carlsruhe (Karlsruhe), im Bureau der deutschen Classiker (Klassiker), 1814 (bis 1818) je ca. 250 - 300 S., je ein Drucktitel und vorgebunden ein gestochener (Einzelband-) Titel, 8° marmorierte Papp-Bändchen der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildchen, Die Pappbändchen sind insgesamt gut erhalten; teils nur schwach berieben / bestoßen; einige wenige wurden fachmännisch retuschiert; die Bände 37 bis 45 mit farblich leicht abweichendem Marmorpapier und roten statt braunen Rückenschildchen; die Supplemente haben einige wenige eingekebte Hartkartonstreifen, die als Griffregister fungieren; das Papier ist teils leicht bis mäßig stock-/braunfleckig, aber ohne gravierende Gebrauchsspuren; diese mit allen Supplementen vollständige Ausgabe ist auch aüßerlich ein Hingucker. Versand D: 3,00 EUR Gesammelte Werke. Werkausgaben.

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        Lexicon Islandico-Latino-Danicum Biörnonis Haldorsonii. Biørn Haldorsens islandske Lexikon. Ex manuscriptis legati Arna-Magnæani cura R. K. Raskii editum. Præfatus est P. E. Müller. I - II.

      København 1814. 4to. XXXIV + 488 + 520 s. Samt. skinnbd. med gulldekor på ryggen. Ex libris på forsats.

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        Lodoiska eine heroische Oper in III Ackten Vollständiger Clavier=Auszug von Müller No 2220 [Piano-vocal score]

      Wien: S.A. Steiner [PN] C.D. 2220, 1814. Scarce. Weinmann, Senefelder-Steiner-Haslinger 1, 124. OCLC nos. 633228241, 746298094 (2 copies, both in Germany). RISM CC 2028 I,315 (5 copies, all in Austria and Germany). Lodoiska, to a libretto by Claude-François Filette-Loraux after Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvrai, was first performed at the Théâtre Feydeau in Paris on July 18, 1791. "The work was greeted with enthusiasm, although the libretto fell short of being a masterpiece. Everything pleased, from beautiful and effective music to sensational stage devices, and Lodoïska ran for 200 performances. It was so popular that it was revived at the Feydeau in 1819 and was performed frequently in the Germanic countries in the early 19th century, including a production in Vienna in 1805, while Cherubini was there, for which he provided additional music. Its success was assured by its flowing vocal lines, its novel orchestration and its romantic plot, which seized the imagination of the inhabitants of revolutionary Paris by setting the righteousness of heroism, liberty and fraternity against the evil of tyranny. With Lodoïska Cherubini turned his back on his training as an Italian composer of opera seria, choosing the freer form of opéra comique over the more stilted and confining tragédie lyrique and embarking on a course of development of opéra comique which was to lead to the eradication of almost all differences between the two genres except for the spoken dialogue... With Lodoïska Cherubini secured the admiration of the French populace and the esteem of his fellow musicians." Stephen C. Willis in Grove Music Online.. Oblong folio. Quarter dark red morocco with marbled boards, spine in compartments gilt, titling gilt. 1f. (series title "Répertoire der besten Opern in vollstaendigsten Clavier=Auszügen. Band. Wien. Im Kunst und Musik=Verlag des S.A. Steiner"), 1f. (title with fine engraved vignette depicting a scene from the opera), [i] (blank), 2-80, [i] (blank), 2-114 pp. Engraved. Text in German. Handstamp of the Conservatorium für Musik of Stuttgart to lower margin of series title, title, and p. 2. Binding very slightly worn, rubbed and bumped. Margins slightly soiled; minor dampstaining to series title, title, and outer portions of final signatures; occasional light foxing and staining; binder's holes to inner margins.

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

      (London): Printed for R. Ackermann By L. Harrison and J. C. Leigh, 1814. Two volumes. xiv; (ii); xxv; 275; (vi)(index); (ii); 262; (vi)(index) pages. Half-titles, one uncoloured portrait plate, 103 hand coloured aquatint plates inc. 33 portraits of the Founders, not always present, but found in the Abbey copy, 70 hand coloured aquatint views on 64 leaves after Bluck, Pugin, Stadler, Westall and others. Also 17 hand coloured stipple-engraved costume plates after J. Agar and T. Unwins. Complete as all plates [watermarked 1812] called for. A handful of pages lightly age browned, also occasional light off-setting. Nineteenth century half brown morocco extra gilt within compartments, marbled sides with matching endpapers, paper lightly rubbed on the boards otherwise a good clean handsome copy. With the attractive bookplates of George Strode of Newnam Park, Plympton. Abbey, 280.. First Edit. Hard Cover. Very Good.. Large 4to [13 1/2 x 11 inches].

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        [ Recueil de brochures politique et historiques, impressions bordelaises de l'année 1814 ] Constitution donnée par le Roi au Peuple Français. 4 Juin 1814 / Testament de Louis XVI, Mort le lundi 21 janvier 1793, âgé de 38 ans cinq mois moins deux jours [ 1814 ] / Nouvelles Officielles de Paris. Adresse du Gouvernement provisoire au Peuple Français. Détail de ce qui s'est passé à Fontainebleau, dans la journée du 5, et la conversation de Nicolas Buonaparte avec ses maréchaux, après la prise de Paris / Rapport de la Commission Extraordinaire fait au Corps Législatif, le 28 Décembre 1813 par M. Lainé Rapporteur / Proclamation du Ministère de la Guerre, aux Armées. Départ de Bonaparte [ 1814] / Journal des Dames et des Spectacles, 9 Pluviôse an 9 n°5 15 de la Lune / Supplément au Mémorial Bordelais du 14 Avril [ 1814 ] Entrée de l'armée Anglaise à Toulouse / Gloria in Excelsis ou La Joie des Français de posséder leur Roi / Le Jardinier Fleuriste ruiné par le Froid [ Par le Comte Lynch ] / Nouvelles de Londres, relatives à une prétendue machination tramée par Napoléon ; avec des nouvelles de l'épouse et des filles de Lucien Bonaparte / Nouvelle Constitution décrétée par le Sénat, dans sa séance du 6 avril 1814, et publiée solennellement le 8 courant dans tous les quartiers de la Capitale / Traité de Paix conclu entre la France, l'Autriche, la Russie, l'Angleterre et la Prusse.

      De l'Imprimerie de la Veuve J.B. Cavazza, De l'Imprimerie de Fernel, 1814. 1 vol. in - 8 reliure de l'époque demi - basane marron, mention Lavau Fils portée en queue. Contient : Constitution donnée par le Roi au Peuple Français. 4 Juin 1814, De l'Imprimerie de la Veuve J.B. Cavazza, Bordeaux, s.d. [ 1814 ], 15 pp. / Testament de Louis XVI, Mort le lundi 21 janvier 1793, âgé de 38 ans cinq mois moins deux jours, De l'Imprimerie de la Veuve J.B. Cavazza, Bordeaux, s.d. [ 1814 ], 7 pp. / Nouvelles Officielles de Paris. Adresse du Gouvernement provisoire au Peuple Français. Détail de ce qui s'est passé à Fontainebleau, dans la journée du5, et la conversation de Nicolas Buonaparte avec ses maréchaux, après la prise de Paris, De l'Imprimerie de Fernel, Bordeaux, s.d. [ 1814], 4 pp. / Rapport de la Commission Extraordinaire fait au Corps Législatif, le 28 Décembre 1813 par M. Lainé Rapporteur, De l'Imprimerie de Fernel, Bordeaux, s.d. [ 1814], 7 pp. / Proclamation du Ministère de la Guerre, aux Armées. Départ de Bonaparte, De l'Imprimerie de Fernel, Bordeaux, s.d. [ 1814], 4 pp. / Journal des Dames et des Spectacles, 9 Pluviôse an 9 n°5 15 de la Lune, De l'Imprimerie d'Audibert et Burkel, s.d. [1801 ], 8 pp. / Supplément au Mémorial Bordelais du 14 Avril [ 1814 ] Entrée de l'armée Anglaise à Toulouse, Chez Lavigne Jeune, s.d. [ 1814 ], 2 pp. / Gloria in Excelsis ou La Joie des Français de posséder leur Roi, De l'Imprimerie de Fernel, Bordeaux, s.d. [ 1814], 2 pp. / Le Jardinier Fleuriste ruiné par le Froid [ Par le Comte Lynch ], De l'Imprimerie de la Veuve J.B. Cavazza, s.d. [ 1814 ], 2 pp. / Nouvelles de Londres, relatives à une prétendue machination tramée par Napoléon ; avec des nouvelles de l'épouse et des filles de Lucien Bonaparte. Londres, le 30 août, De l'Imprimerie de Fernel, Bordeaux, s.d. [ 1814], 4 pp. / Nouvelle Constitution décrétée par le Sénat, dans sa séance du 6 avril 1814, et publiée solennellement le 8 courant dans tous les quartiers de la Capitale, De l'imp. de Moreau, Bordeaux, s.d. [ 1814], 8 pp. / Traité de Paix conclu entre la France, l'Autriche, la Russie, l'Angleterre et la Prusse, De l'Imprimerie de P. Coudert, s.d. [ 1814], 40 pp. Très intéressant recueil rassemblant 12 impressions bordelaises témoignant des débuts de la Première Restauration (rel. frottée, qq. griffonnages du copiste n'affectant pas le texte). Ces 12 imprimés sont insérés entre de très nombreuses pages manuscrites (plus d'une cinquantaine de feuillets) copiant d'autres titres du même type. Français

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        Lodoiska eine heroische Oper in III Ackten. Vollständiger Clavier=Auszug von Müller. No. 2220. [Piano-vocal score]

      S.A. Steiner [PN] C.D. 2220, Wien 1814 - Oblong folio. Quarter dark red morocco with marbled boards, spine in compartments gilt, titling gilt. 1f. (series title "Répertoire der besten Opern in vollstaendigsten Clavier=Auszügen. Band. Wien. Im Kunst und Musik=Verlag des S.A. Steiner"), 1f. (title with fine engraved vignette depicting a scene from the opera), [i] (blank), 2-80, [i] (blank), 2-114 pp. Engraved. Text in German.Handstamp of the Conservatorium für Musik of Stuttgart to lower margin of series title, title, and p. 2.Binding very slightly worn, rubbed and bumped. Margins slightly soiled; minor dampstaining to series title, title, and outer portions of final signatures; occasional light foxing and staining; binder's holes to inner margins. Scarce. Weinmann, Senefelder-Steiner-Haslinger 1, 124. OCLC nos. 633228241, 746298094 (2 copies, both in Germany). RISM CC 2028 I,315 (5 copies, all in Austria and Germany). Lodoiska, to a libretto by Claude-François Filette-Loraux after Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvrai, was first performed at the Théâtre Feydeau in Paris on July 18, 1791."The work was greeted with enthusiasm, although the libretto fell short of being a masterpiece. Everything pleased, from beautiful and effective music to sensational stage devices, and Lodoïska ran for 200 performances. It was so popular that it was revived at the Feydeau in 1819 and was performed frequently in the Germanic countries in the early 19th century, including a production in Vienna in 1805, while Cherubini was there, for which he provided additional music. Its success was assured by its flowing vocal lines, its novel orchestration and its romantic plot, which seized the imagination of the inhabitants of revolutionary Paris by setting the righteousness of heroism, liberty and fraternity against the evil of tyranny. With Lodoïska Cherubini turned his back on his training as an Italian composer of opera seria, choosing the freer form of opéra comique over the more stilted and confining tragédie lyrique and embarking on a course of development of opéra comique which was to lead to the eradication of almost all differences between the two genres except for the spoken dialogue. With Lodoïska Cherubini secured the admiration of the French populace and the esteem of his fellow musicians." Stephen C. Willis in Grove Music Online. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abhandlung über die National-Oekonomie; oder einfache Darstellung der Art und Weise, wie die Reichthümer entstehen, vertheilt und verzehrt werden - Aus dem Französischen übersetzt, mit Anmerkungen und Zusätzen versehen von Ludwig Heinrich Jacob - in zwei Bänden.

      Wien, B.Ph.Bauer, 1814. 1. Aufl. XXXII, 375; VI, 416 Seiten, 8°, Leinen- Hardcover/Pappeinband, Einband etwas berieben, einzelne Seiten leicht fleckig, insgesamt sehr ordentliches Exemplar. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Erste deutsche Ausgabe, hier im Wiener Druck. - Wertvolle Übersetzung des bedeutenden deutschen Nationalökonomen Jacob, der sich als kommentierender Übersetzer englischer und französischer Literatur sowie als Herausgeber mehrerer Periodika einen Namen machte. \'Die angehängten Abhandlungen von Jacob über das Adam Smith\'sche und physiokratische System, über die Wirkung des Schlagsatzes und über die Arbeit, als letzten Massstab des Werths, sind trefflich\' (Steinlein p. 125). Braeuer 119; Humpert 13120; Fromm V, 23686.\" Wirtschaftsgeschichte

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        Italy from the Original Map by G. A. Rizzi - Zannoni...

      1814. Curiosa carta della penisola Italiana, derivazione della famosa carta dell'Italia di Giovanni Antonio Rizzi Zannoni del 1802, in cui sono raffigurati gli itinerari intrapresi dal reverendo J. C. Eustace nel suo tour attraverso il bel paese. La carta è apllicata su tela e ripiegata. mm 980x382

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        Poesie siciliane

      Interollo, 1814. 7 volumes, 8vo, nice contemporary full - calf with the gilt initials of Maria Cristina of Spain on the panels (a bit worn), Vol. I: XVI, 218, 2 blank pp., II: 238, (2) pp., III: 244 pp., IV: 286 pp., V: 272 pp., VI: 288 pp., VII: 255, (1) pp. With the author's portrait as a frontispiece of the first volume (engraved by F. Costanzo) and 20 engraved illustrations in the text (by G. Patania and A. Di Bella). A very nice copy.FIRST EDITION of Meli's complete works. Meli is considered one of the most important Italian dialect poets. A first collection of his works in five volumes, not containing the Favole morali, had appeared in Palermo in 1787.This edition includes the Bucolica, the Lirica, the Poems, inspired by a sincere love for nature, the Fate Galanti, which is the narrative of a philosophical - allegorical journey made by author under the guidance of a fairy, the satirical heroic poem Don Chisciotti e Sancii Panza, clearly inspired by Cervantes' masterpiece, and finally the Poesie e favuli morali.Meli writes in the Sicilian dialect, but his Sicilian is a learned language, in which he transposes the manner and terms of literary Italian.Giovanni Meli was born in Palermo. After the first education received by the Jesuits, he studied medicine, graduating in 1764. For a time he practiced in Cinisi. Back in Palermo, in 1787 he obtained the chair of chemistry. Despite the success of his poetry, which was read and imitated by Foscolo, Leopardi and even Goethe, Meli died poor.

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        Réflexions politiques sur quelques écrits du jour et sur les intérêts de tous les français

      Le Normant, 1814. - Le Normant, Paris 1814, 14x22,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione. Bound in mezzo marocchino nero, dorso con cinque nervi, piatti di carta in marmo, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano. La nostra copia è arricchita con un biglietto autografo che non sembra metro della mano dell'autore, montato su scheda: "Una signora, Madame la Comtesse Charles de Goutaud San Luigi il Grande # 23", datata dicembre 1821 . La nota sul retro di un invito alla benedizione della nuova cappella della Infermeria Maria Teresa. Heavenly Chateaubriand, moglie dell'autore, ha fondato l'ospedale nel 1819, un'istituzione che è in missione per accogliere i sacerdoti anziani e nobili vedove durante la Rivoluzione. Situato in rue Denfert al numero 86 come abbiamo detto questo invito, questa istituzione esiste ancora e si compiace in pensione sacerdoti parigini. Senza lacune influenzare il testo nella posizione dei sigilli. Un piccolo difetto di fabbricazione nella carta nella parte inferiore del frontespizio. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi maroquin noir, dos à cinq nerfs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve. Notre exemplaire enrichi d'un billet autographe qui ne semble pas être de la main de l'auteur, monté sur onglet : "A Madame, Madame la comtesse Charles de Goutaud, rue Louis le Grand n°23", daté de décembre 1821. Ce billet se trouve au dos d'une invitation à la bénédiction de la nouvelle chapelle de l'Infirmerie Marie - Thérèse. Céleste de Chateaubriand, épouse de l'auteur, avait fondé cet hôpital en 1819, institution qui se donnait pour mission d'accueillir les prêtres âgés et les femmes nobles devenues veuves à la Révolution. Située dans la rue Denfert, au numéro 86 comme nous l'indique cette invitation, cette institution existe toujours et accueille les prêtres parisiens retraités. Manques sans atteinte au texte à l'emplacement des cachets. Un petit défaut de fabrication du papier en pied de la page de titre.

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        Crinoline, its Difficulties and Dangers. A Series of Twenty Illustrations from Nature, by "Quiz". Dedicated to the Ladies, by the Publishers. London, Read & Co., Johnson's Court, Fleet Street, no date (about 1850-60).

      A striking folded panorama with twenty comic hand coloured lithograph illustrations. Tear to first fold (no loss). As issued in original cloth with blue pictorial label to front cover, very lightly rubbed. Size: 15,5 x 13,3 cm. This is a satirical work about the problems of wearing crinolines. At the time much was written and drawn to criticize the bell shaped crinoline which because of its wide diameter caused some practical problems. Published under the psedunoym "Quiz" which might be Edward Caswall (1814-78). Scarce especially with hand coloured illustrations, 1850.

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        Brockhaus Conversations-Lexicon 2./3. Auflage, 14 Bände (incl. Supplemente), 1814-1822, selten

      F.A. Brockhaus 1814-1822, Leipzig & Altenburg - (Brockhaus) Conversations-Lexicon oder encyclopädisches Handwörterbuch für gebildete Stände bzw. Conversations-Lexicon oder Handwörterbuch für die gebildeten Stände über die in der gesellschaftlichen Unterhaltung und bei der Lectüre vorkommenden Gegenstände, Namen und Begriffe [.] Zweite (2.) ganz umgearbeitete Auflage bzw. Dritte (3.) Auflage des ersten bis vierten Bandes. 14 Bände: Grundlexikon, Supplemente & Neue Folge A-F. F.A. Brockhaus, Leipzig & Altenburg, 1814-1822. Diese sehr frühe Brockhaus-Ausgabe ist in dieser Vollständigkeit (mit den drei Supplementen bis zur fünften Auflage) heute nicht mehr allzu oft erhältlich. Einheitlich gebundene Original-Halbledereinbände mit Goldprägungen, dreiseitig roter Buchschnitt. Format ca. 18,5 x 12 cm. Insgesamt rd. 13.000 S. Überkomplettes Exemplar mit folgenden Bänden: • Band 1-10: Grundlexikon A-Z, 1814-1819 (s. Bilder 1-13) • Band 11: Supplementband zum Conversations-Lexicon für die Besitzer der 1./2./3. Auflage, 1818 (s. Bilder 2,6,14-17) • Band 12+13: Supplementbände für die Besitzer der 1./2./3./4. Auflage (4 Abteilungen in 2 Bänden), 1819-1820 (s. Bilder 2,6,18-22) • Band 14: Neue Folge. In zwei Bänden. Erste Abteilung A-C & zweite Abteilung D-F des ersten Bandes (von zwei), 1822 (s. Bilder 2,6,23-26). Wie auch den 26 Originalbildern zu entnehmen, sind die Bücher insgesamt noch gut erhalten. Bindung intakt, keine fehlenden Seiten. Kein unangenehmer Geruch. Keine Anstreichungen oder Randbemerkungen, alles leserlich. Einige Seiten mit dem typischen Büttenpapierabschluss. Seiten fleckig & gebräunt, beides nicht gravierend. Abklatsch der Lederecken auf den Innendeckeln. In zwei Bänden auf Titel, Vortitel & den ersten Seiten ein größerer, hellbrauner Fleck. In ebenfalls zwei Bänden Innendeckel & hinterer, fliegender Vorsatz verschmutzt. Das Papier eines weiteren Innendeckels fehlt zur Hälfte, dort mittig von oben u unten auch jeweils ein Stück eingerissen. Drei Doppelseiten beginnen sich zu lockern. Die Bücher tragen auf verschiedenen Seiten Stempel vom „Rheinisch Westfäischen Wirtschafsarchiv, Köln, Unter Sachsenhausen 4" : acht Bände auf den letzten Seiten & dem hinteren Innendeckel, neun Bände auf dem vorderen Innendeckel, fast alle Bände auf dem dortigen fliegenden Vorsatz & sieben Bände auch auf den ersten drei Seiten. Am Einband Gebrauchsspuren in Form von Bereibungen bzw. Bestoßungen. Der Buchschnitt noch sehr ansehnlich. Ebenfalls die Buchdeckel, hier lediglich bei zwei Deckeln Flecke sowie an einem eine Stelle von 1 cm mit Spuren ehemaligen Wurmfraß. Das Leder an den Buchecken größtenteils stärker bestoßen, an den Buchrücken brüchig & den Rückenkanten sowie -etiketten teils mit Abplätterungen. Die Außengelenke bei sechs Bänden mit Einrissen von 1,5 bis 3 cm, eine Rückenkante ein kleines Stück von 0,5 cm eingerissen. Die Supplementbände & der Band der Neuen Folge mit stärkeren Beschädigungen am Einband: Ein Außengelenk 3 cm eingerissen, eines zur Hälfte (s. Bild 23), bei einem sind sie komplett gerissen (der Buchrücken offenbar nur noch in der Mitte fixiert, s. Bild 15) & bei einem weiteren Band ist das vordere Vorsatzpapier innen mittig zur Hälfte sowie das Außengelenk unten & oben ca. 3 cm eingerissen, dort auch ein Einriss quer (ein Stück Leder hängt fast lose, s. Bild 18). 13000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Portoferraio, 4. XII. 1814. - 1¾ pp. Bifolium with integral address panel. To her son Luciano de Bonaparte, explaining why she is sending her letters only now and complaining about not having any news of her sons: "vi accludo molte lettere che vi avevo scritte e che Ramolino doveva rimettermi, ma il suo viaggio essendo stato sospeso profitta di una occasione [ ] per farvele pervenire; e da gran tempo che non ho ricevute delle vostre lettere vi prego di scrivermi e darmi non solo le vostre notizie e quelle della vostra famiglia, ma anche quelle di tutti i miei figli - presenti ed assenti [ ]. Noi siamo tutti bene e la salute è alquanto buona. [ ]".

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        Naturgeschichte des Pflanzenreichs. 3 Bände (von 10). Bd. 1, 2 und 8.

      Wien, Selbstverlag, 1814-1821. 8°. Mit 58 (Bd. 1), 66 (Bd. 2), 60 (Bd. 8) altkolorierten Kupfertafeln. Gestochene Titelblätter, XVIII, 573 S., 1 Bl., 5 Bl., 740 S., 18 Bl. (Register), 11 Bl., 512 S., (= Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte). Halblederbände der Zeit mit färb. goldgeprägten Rückenschildern. Einbände etwas bestoßen. Titel- und wenige Textseiten etwas stockfleckig. Die Kupfertafeln weitestgehend sauber und bestens erhalten. Exlibris auf den Innendeckeln. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Botanik, Pflanzenkunde, Botanik, Pflanzen, Blumen, Kupferstich, L.

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        An Attempt to Establish a Pure Scientific System of Mineralogy, by the Application of the Electro-Chemical Theory and Chemical Proportions.

      Robert Baldwin, London 1814 - An Attempt to Establish a Pure Scientific System of Mineralogy, by the Application of the Electro-Chemical Theory and Chemical Proportions. London: Robert Baldwin, 1814. 144 pp., including publisher's adverts at pp. [13]-144. [Bound with] WARDROP, James. On Blood-letting. An Account of the Curative Effects of the Abstraction of Blood. London: J.B. Bailliere, 1835. [2], viii, 148 pp., including half-title. [Bound with] EYRE, James. Practical Remarks on Some Exhausting Diseases, Particularly Those Incident to Women. John Churchill, 1845. [2], iv, 75 [1] pp.half-title. 3 works bound in one volume. 8vo (187 x 111 mm). Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine with morocco label lettered in gilt (extremities rubbed, corners bumped, spine repaired). Internally only little browned, minor spotting in places. Fine copy of a rare sammelband. ---- I. Wheeler Gift 721; Norman 225 and Partington IV, pp. 142-177 (both original ed.). VERY RARE FIRST EDITION in English, translated by John Black from the Swedish original "Försök att genom användandet af den electrokemiska theorien och de kemiska proportionerna grundlägga ett rent vettenskapligt system för mineralogien" published in the same year. "It was Berzelius who, by improving the methods of chemical analysis through his own investigations and by inspiring and directing the work of other Swedish chemists, led the way to a more widespread recognition of the paramount place which chemistry must occupy in the study of mineralogy" (Adams, The Birth and Development of the Geological Sciences). II. FIRST EDITION. Very rare. III. FIRST EDITION. Very rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAINS LEWIS AND CLARK, TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSOURI, THENCE ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND DOWN THE RIVER COLUMBIA TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN. PERFORMED DURING THE YEARS 1804-5- 6.

      Philadelphia: J. Maxwell for Bradford & Inskeep and Abm. H. Inskeep of New York, 1814. - Two volumes. xxviii,470pp. plus large folding map in facsimile, plus two single-page maps; ix,[1],522pp. plus three single-page maps. Expertly bound to style in full tree calf, covers gilt, spines gilt, black morocco labels. Very good. Provenance: Samuel Hegamin (signature dated 1814 on p.1 of each volume); Daniel L. Weckerly (signature dated 1838 on both titles). The first edition of the "definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" (Wagner-Camp). A cornerstone of Western Americana. The book describes the Government-backed expedition to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase undertaken from 1804 to 1806 by ascending the Missouri to its source, crossing the Rocky Mountains, and reaching the Pacific Ocean. In total, the expedition covered some eight thousand miles in slightly more than twenty-eight months. Lewis and Clark brought back the first reliable information about much of the area they traversed, made contact with the Indian inhabitants as a prelude to the expansion of the fur trade, and advanced by a quantum leap the geographical knowledge of the continent. ^This official account of the expedition is as much a landmark in Americana as the trip itself. The narrative has been reprinted many times and remains a perennial American bestseller. The observations in the text make it an essential work of American natural history, ethnography and science. It is the first great U.S. government expedition, the first book on the Rocky Mountain West, and a host of other firsts. It is among the most famous American books. WAGNER-CAMP 13:1. PRINTING & THE MIND OF MAN 272. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 30. HOWES L317. GRAFF 2477. TWENEY 89, 44. SABIN 40828. CHURCH 1309. FIELD 928. STREETER SALE 1777. STREETER, AMERICANA BEGINNINGS 52. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 31024.

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        Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the English

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

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        Les otages de Louis XVI et de sa famille.

      Pillet Paris, 1814. xvi, 160 S. Half-leather fest gebunden Cover worn. Upper spine with back label. Last 20 pages waterstained. Paper fingerstained, mildly foxed. .Guter Zustand/ Good Ex-Library. Versand D: 3,00 EUR Frankreich Französische

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        Karte von Neu Holland nach den neusten Entdeckungen entworfen und gezeichnet.

      1814 - Weimar, Verlage des Geograph. Instituts, 1814. Original colour. 340 x 430mm. A map of Australia, divided between the British, French and Dutch. On the map, published a year before the battle of Waterloo, the Spencer Gulf is called 'Golf Bonaparte'. The map shows a completed coastline, Bass Strait and the discoveries of both Baudin and Flinders.

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        Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the Russians. Illustrated in Sixty-Four Coloured Engravings, With Descriptions.

      London: for John Murray, by W. Bulmer and Co., 1814 - Octavo (229 x 159 mm). Contemporary dark red straight-grain morocco, spine richly gilt in compartments, gilt-lettered direct, wide low raised bands, sides with wide borders in gilt and in blind, gilt turn-ins, yellow endpapers, gilt edges. Lightly rubbed, an excellent copy in a handsome contemporary binding. 64 hand-coloured engraved plates. First edition thus. The plates are smaller versions of those in Miller's Costume of the Russian Empire, 1803, which are in turn derived from Georgi's 1776-80 work. Tooley 377.

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        RACCOLTA DI REGJ EDITTI, MANIFESTI, ED ALTRE PROVVIDENZE DE' MAGISTRATI ED UFFIZJ.

      Davico e Picco (poi Speirani e Ferrero) 1814 - 1847 (Codice AN/2727) In 4º antico (23 cm) 36 volumi, 240 - 1.000 pp. circa ognuno. Serie quasi continua delle leggi, manifesti, decreti in materia civile e militare, ordinati cronologicamente, emanati dal risorto regno di Sardegna. Bello e grande stemma con insegne reali ai frontespizi dei primi 20 volumi; più modesto in quelli seguenti. Pieni margini e barbe. Qualche gora senza danni al testo e alla carta, lievi ingiall. Legature in cartone rustico originale, alcune un po' deformate, qualche fioritura ma complete. Etichette coeve con titoli a penna. Importante, rara collezione. Euro 3500.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Recueil de lois concernant les tabacs du 1 octobre 1814 au 28 décembre 1814

      1814 - In-8° relié demi-veau de l'époque. Berenger fut d'abord pharmacien puis médecin à l'hôpital militaire de Grenoble. en 1897 le département de l'Isère le députa au Conseil des Cinq-Cents ou il combattit comme insuffisant un projet de Duplantier (de l'Ain) sur la police des sociétés populaires. En 1798, de plus en plus en vue, il se déclare pour le rétablissement des impôts indirects. Il joue un rôle important lors du 18 brumaire et s'illustre dans des controverses contre Benjamin Constant. Le 13 mai 1814, il est nommé directeur-général des impôts indirects. des le 1 octobre il s'implique dans un cortège de lois encadrant la commercialisation et même la culture du tabac pour en confier le monopole à l'état. Son action est considéré par les historiens comme étant à l'origine de la SEITA. - - - A la fin du volume on trouve relié in fine une trentaine de feuillets manuscrits. Il s'agit de lettres reçues par Berenger de différents députés sur la question du tabac. Bien entendu les députés originaires de régions productrices de tabac étaient opposés à la main mise de l'Etat sur la culture du tabac. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mansfield Park:

      London: for T. Egerton,, 1814. A novel. In three volumes. By the author of "Sense and Sensibility," and "Pride and Prejudice. 3 volumes, duodecimo (180 x 98 mm). Later 19th-century tan full calf by Rivière and Son (their ink-stamp to front free endpapers), raised bands to spines forming compartments, twin red and tan morocco labels lettered in gilt to second and third, remaining compartments decoratively tooled in gilt, date to feet gilt, French fillet borders gilt to covers with roundel cornerpieces, all edges gilt, inner dentelles gilt, blue-green coated endpapers. Bound with the half-titles and the terminal advertisement leaf. Joints and tips slightly rubbed, a few mild scuffs and markings to covers of vol. 1, a few leaves roughly trimmed along bottom edge, mostly in vol. 1 and the text never affected; vol. 1 also with skilful paper repair to bottom edge sig. B12, G6 browned towards fore edge, pale damp-stain to lower outer corner sigs. N[6]-9, short nicks to sig. F11 top and N12 bottom edge, and to top edge vol. 3 sig. M[6], these flaws minor: an excellent copy, internally crisp and fresh, very well preserved in a handsome binding. First edition of Austen's third novel. Mansfield Park was begun about the same time Sense and Sensibility was accepted for publication and was published in May 1814 in an edition of 1,250 copies. John Murray later "expressed astonishment that so small an edition of such a work should have been sent into the world".

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        Naturgeschichte des Pflanzenreichs. 3 Bände (von 10). Bd. 1, 2 und 8.

      Wien, 1814-1821., Selbstverlag, - 8°. Mit 58 (Bd. 1), 66 (Bd. 2), 60 (Bd. 8) altkolorierten Kupfertafeln. Gestochene Titelblätter, XVIII, 573 S., 1 Bl., 5 Bl., 740 S., 18 Bl. (Register), 11 Bl., 512 S., (= Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte). Halblederbände der Zeit mit färb. goldgeprägten Rückenschildern. Einbände etwas bestoßen. Titel- und wenige Textseiten etwas stockfleckig. Die Kupfertafeln weitestgehend sauber und bestens erhalten. Exlibris auf den Innendeckeln. de Band:

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        The Star Spangled Banner - FIRST NEW YORK EDITION

      New York: Geib & Co. No. 23 Maiden , [n.d., late 1814 or early 1815]. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. 4to (12 ½ x 9 5/8 in.) printed from two engraved plates on pages [2] and 3 of a bifolium, removed from a bound volume of contemporary sheet music with pagination inscribed neatly in ink to the upper corners, modest toning, overall a very fine copy. <br><br><br />FIRST NEW YORK EDITION WITH KEY'S LYRICS AND JOHN STAFFORD SMITH'S STIRRING MUSIC OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM. <br>Francis Scott Key's stirring verses were inspired by a shipboard vigil on the night of September 13-14, 1814, while British warships bombarded Fort McHenry, outside Baltimore. Key, a young lawyer, had boarded a British vessel ship to seek the release of an American physician held prisoner. During of the bombardment, Key was detained and spent the night on deck, watching the British rain shells onto the fort.  During the British assault, a large stars and stripes flag flew over the fort but during the bombardment it was obscured by smoke. Key feared the fort had surrendered. When the smoke of battle died down and the flag could be clearly seen, Key's emotions were powerfully stirred. His first draft of what became the national anthem was written on the back of a letter to the tune of an English drinking tune "The Anacreontic Song," by John Stafford Smith. Broadside and newspaper printings of the verses appeared and it was widely performed by a traveling music company. The first sheet-music edition uniting Keys' lyrics and Smith's music appeared not later than 19 October from the press of J. Carr in Baltimore. It contains the mis-spelling "Pariotic" in the heading; amended to "Patriotic" in a second issue (Muller 1a). A Philadelphia printing from the press of A. Bacon followed, ornamented with a woodcut of a furled flag (Muller 2). The anthem was next published in New York by the firm of Geib & Co. (Muller 3). Muller dates the Geib edition between 1816 to 1817, adding that (as in the present copy) "An issue of this edition also appeared with the notation, '25 cents,' following the address in the publishers' imprint." THE GEIB EDITION IS RARE: a recent census tallies copies in 15 institutions and 5 additional copies held by collectors and in the trade. J. Fuld, Book of World-Famous Music, pp.592-534; J. Muller, Star Spangled Banner, 1973, pp.64 (illustrated); R.J. Wolfe, Secular Music in America, 1801-1825, vol.3, no.8346; P.W. Filby and E.G. Howard, Star-Spangled Books, Baltimore 1972, S 13.

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        STATE PAPERS AND PUBLICK DOCUMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES from the Accession of Thomas Jefferson to the Presidency

      Boston 1814-1815: T.B. Wait & Sons. Hard Cover. Octavo. In 5 volumes, 1801-1815, vol. 1. 512pp., vol. 2. 511pp., vol. 3. 502pp., vol. 4. 536pp., vol. 5. 674pp., [xlvii] index. first four volumes bound in original blue paper covered boards with paper spine labels, the last volume bound in contemporary calf nicely rebacked in leather ruled in gilt with original leather spine label laid down and is an ex-library copy with the usual markings. Each volume contains a variety of charts, some folding. A view of our foreign relations and how it affected the lives of the American people concerning privateers, trades of goods, French, British, American and Indian lands and treaties, etc.all housed in a cloth covered slipcase.

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        Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the Chinese. Illustrated in Fifty Coloured Engravings. London, Printed for Thomas M'Lean, Haymarket; by Howlett and Brimmer, Frith Street, Soho, (about 1827).

      Small 4to. Pp. (iv) with title and list of plates. With 50 hand coloured engraved plates, each accompanied with descriptive text. Interleaved with blank leaves. Half vellum on marbled boards, flat spine with green title label, lightly rubbed. Second edition of this title. The illustrations depict different occupations including entertainers, as well as costumes of royalities and commoners. The plates are printed with "published for J. Murray ... 1814" but the paper is watermarked 1825-27. Alexander published already in 1805 (and 1815) another work titled "The Costume of China" but contains different plates than found here. William Alexander, British artist, accompanied as draughtsman on Lord Macartney's official embassy to Bejing 1792-94. A handsome copy with clean and beautiful plates (tiny insignificant stain to a few plates). Colas 75. Cordier 1859. Lipperheide 1527

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        Observacion chirurgico-medica de un hidro-sarcocele, ó tumor scirroso en un testiculo con kiste, ó saco, lleno de pus en el escroto.

      [Mexico]: Oficina de Doña Maria Fernandez de Jáuregui Small 8vo (14.2 cm; 5.5"). 39, [1 (blank)] pp.. 1814 The author was a "fisico honorario de Cámara de S. M., consultor y mayor de los exércitos nacionales." His work treats of hydrocele and other diseases of the testes, including testicular neoplasms, and recounts the three-year suffering of one patient, Jose Palacios; he reports, in detail, on the various consulting doctors that Palacios saw and on their treatment methods until a successful one was found. The work ends (pp. 35–39) with "Versos que hizo D. José Palacios para manifestar su gratitud á los dignos profesores." => The patient and the doctors were all resident in Mexico City. The online cataloguing of this book is an amazing example of copy-cataloguing from an initial poor record. The cataloguer of that initial record misunderstood the Medina entry and thought that Medina's "port." meant "portrait," when in fact it means "title-page"; that cataloguer then recorded that library's copy as "lacking the portrait." And the error was perpetuated again, and again, and again by five of the ten Anglo-American libraries reporting ownership. => One of the few medical works printed by this famous woman printer. Original plain wrappers. Very nice.

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        Defence of Fort McHenry [The Star-Spangled Banner]

      Philadelphia: Thomas Moses, 1814. Pamphlet. Very Good. 8vo. A very early printing, published on two pages within the Analectic Magazine in November, 1814. Clean pages with very light wear. Francis Scott Key first penned what was to become the national anthem of the United States on 15 Sep 1814 as a prisoner on a warship the day after watching the British fleet's failed bombardment of Ft. McHenry in Baltimore Harbor. Key gave his hand-written poem, which he titled "The Defence of Fort McHenry," to his brother-in-law, Joseph H. Nicholson, who had a number of broadsides printed (only two survive). On the 20th of September, the poem was printed in two Baltimore newspapers, and shortly thereafter it was republished in a handful of newspapers along the east coast as well as a piece of sheet music by a Baltimore music store. After its first public performance a Baltimore tavern in October, the song's rising popularity caught the attention of Washington Irving, the editor of the Analectic Magazine, published the lyrics in the November edition of his journal.

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        War of 1812 American Militia Letter - The Siege of Fort Erie

      New York, 1814. Letter. Very Good. This important three-page folio-sized manuscript letter reports on the American actions at the Siege of Fort Erie during September of 1814 including the sorties attacking British artillery batteries and the death of General Daniel Davis, the leader of the New York Militia. The handwritten letter is complete and legible. It shows some storage creases and has a few small splits along the folds. One fold has an old tape reinforcement that is beginning to discolor. A transcript of the letter is included. The American defense of Fort Erie was successful as the British forces incurred heavy losses in their assault on the fort, during the American sorties, and as a result of exposure to the elements. Blackmer was an early settler in Oneida County, New York where after initially constructing a fortified tavern on the road between Onondaga and Westmoreland, he established a large farm and donated land for a Baptist meeting-house and school. In August of 1814 at the meeting-house, the Reverend Solomon Brown read the initial dispatch from Niagara that British forces were beginning to surround Fort Erie. Subsequently, a number of Oneida militia men, including Blackmer's son, Ephraim and Jirah, volunteered to defend Buffalo and help lift the siege. Nehimiah Jones was a well-respected Revolutionary War veteran from Massachusetts who had moved to Westmoreland, New York. His son, Pomroy, served in the New York militia during the War of 1812.

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        Traditioner af swenska folk-dansar [Swedish folk dance traditions]. I-IV.

      1814 - Stockholm, Kongl. privilegierade not-tryckeriet, 1814-15. 4:o. 20 + 20 + 20 + 20 engraved pp.Early 20th-century half calf with richly gilt spine, red label and wine red sprinkled edges. Spine varnished and somewhat worn. Traces of wear throughout, occasional minor spotting and with old ink and pencil markings in the margins. Title leaf in part I in a rather weak impression. Unpleasant ink stains on p. 17 in the second part and on p. 13 in the third part, the latter also with a soiled title leaf. Signature and unidentified black oval stamp on title in the first part.All published. According to his son-in-law Johannes Sundblad, Sven Magnus Liedzén was the chronicler and publisher of this work. This statement is incorrect, but Liédzen may have been and important contributor to the text, since he knew the author A. A. Afzelius since their childhood in the county of Västergötland, from where a large part of the folk dances which are reproduced here originates. Olof Åhlström managed the Royal Music Printing Office in Stockholm and was responsible for the musical arrangements. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        War of 1812 Manuscript Memorandum Book

      Lancaster County, Virginia, 1814. Paper Wrapper. Very Good. Handmade, string-bound 4" x 6" booklet with 24 pages, ten of which have been used. Worn cover. Binding holding, but slightly loose. Several leaves have been clipped from the rear of the book. The rear cover is titled "Memorandum Book" in ink, the book has several pencil annotations in a different hand referencing Heber Currie (b 1855). There are other indistinct markings on the cover. Ellyson A. Currie Sr. was Heber's grandfather and his great-grandfather was David Currie, a wealthy Episcopalian minister with a 1,000 acre glebe in Lancaster County, Virginia, upon which his forty slaves raised corn and grain. Ellyson Currie, Sr. became a lawyer and judge in the county and served in the House of Delegates. Although he lived on a much smaller property, Ellyson still owned over thirty slaves that census records suggest he rented to other planters. The first entry in the book is dated 1814. This book contains four pages of detailed instruction, probably to his son, Ellyson Jr., for managing the Currie property while he was away; as the Quartermaster of the 92nd Regiment of Virginia Militia, Ellyson Sr. was called to active duty away from home on four occasions during 1814. His guidance addresses provender, dung, weevils, potatoes, mending railings, sheep and cattle, hogs, tools (plows, hoes, etc.), the still, house security, hired hands, and possible live-in help. The book contains several records of payments including two to Billy and Ellie, "free negro lad(s)." A unique and important personal record of a citizen-soldier's preparation for deployment during the War of 1812.

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        Eigenhändig geschriebener Brief. Mit Unterschrift. 3. Oktober 1814. 1 Seite.

      1814 - 33x21 cm. (wohlerhalten). Johann Gottfried Schadow (* 20. Mai 1764 in Berlin; + 27. Januar 1850 in Berlin), bedeutendster Bildhauer des deutschen Klassizismus. Adressiert an "Den königlichen Auctions Commissarius [.] Beigehende Kupferstiche, die man gerade jetzt aus London geschickt hat, sind dem Kunsthändler Jacobi u. Gebrüder Weiß angeboten worden, u. selbige haben dafür 20 Thaler geboten, ich habe das dermassen gering gefunden, daß [.] Ew. Wohlgeboren ergebenst Schadow". Mit erbrochenem Siegel. Sehr dekoratives Schriftstück. Schadow

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        A compassionate family man, Thomas Jefferson helps his sister, Anne Scott "Nancy" Marks, recently widowed with settling her husband's estate, in a newly-discovered, and as yet, unpublished letter

      

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        A Select Collection of Original Irish Airs for the Voice. United to Characteristic English Poetry Written for This Work with Symphonies & Accompaniments for the Piano Forte, Violin, and Violoncello, Composed by Beethoven (Vol. I)

      G. Thomson, Edinburgh 1814 - 1814. 72pp. Signed "G. Thomson" by the editor to the bottom of the decorative title page. B&W musical notation. Volume I only (Vol. II was published in 1816). "Of all the composers that are now living, it is acknowledged by every intelligent and unprejudiced mucision, that the only one who occupies the same distinguished rank with the late Hadyn, is Beethoven.To this composer, therefore, the editor eagerly applied for Symphonies and Accompaniments to the Irish Melodies; and to his inexpressible satisfaction, Beethoven undertook the composition." Contemporary brown cloth over paper covered boards. Book has wear to edges, corners and spine. Some loss to top/bottom of spine, corners and edges. Marks to boards with loss of paper covers to corners and edges. Crayon marks and water stain to rear board. Foxing to edges. Lacking frontispiece portrait of St Cecilia. Light foxing throughout. Small, minor tears to edges of FFEP with mild loss to top corner. Mild water mark to top corner of title page. Crayon mark to reverse of FFEP. Offsetting to most pages. Generally in good condition. Size: 14.5" Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage Round Great Britain, Undertaken in the Summer of the Year 1813, and Commencing from the Land's-End, Cornwall, By Richard Ayton. With a Series of Views, Illustrative of the Character and Prominent Features of the Coast

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown and William Daniell, 1814. Eight volumes complete - Volume One - Title, dedication, [iii]-v, [1], 215pp, [3]; Volume Two - [2], 223pp, [1]; Volume Three - [4], 80pp; Volume Four - [4], 96pp; Volume Five - [4], 36pp; Volume Six - [4], 94pp; Volume Seven - [2], 90pp and Volume Eight - [4], 65pp, [1], plates. Contemporary half calf and marbled paper over boards, smooth spines divided into six panels, title label to second panel, matching volume label to fourth, remaining panels gilt with central device made up of volutes and flower heads, all edges marbled with marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, minor repairs to outer joints of volumes one, five and eight, corners bumped, rubbed to edges with small amount of loss to paper covering boards. Occasional minor spotting, generally internally fairly bright and clean, volume one with two leaves on thicker paper and lacking the uncoloured aquatint plate of Kamaes Head (as often). With three hundred and eight fine hand coloured aquatints with grey wash border by and after Daniell. With an autograph letter by Daniell to William Hogarth tipped in to front free endpaper of volume one, reading "Mr W. Daniell would thank Mr Hogarth if he could return to him the ten drawings (presuming they are not disposed of) which he put into his possession in September last. This as soon as it may suit Mr H. ... if Mr H. will leave out the sketch of the deluge W.D. will call to look at it. If Mr H. has enough ... of it W.D. would be glad". The partnership between Ayton and Daniell only lasted for the first two volumes, Daniell provided the text and the pictures for the final six volumes. For Tooley it is the "most important colour plate book on British topography", and Prideaux calls it "the classic of aquatint engraving applied to English scenery ... such a succession of beautiful colour prints is scarcely to be found elsewhere, and they are unsurpassed both in delicacy of drawing and tinting" (pg 279) and "a treasure-house of beauty" (pg 280). Abbey Scenery 16, Thomson 636. With A.L.. First Edition. Half Calf and Boards. Very Good. Illus. by Daniell, William. Folio.

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        Moscow

      Pall Mall, London 1814 - Original aquatint hand colored in the period when published. Minor staining near the centre fold with an old printer's crease in the lower centre, else in very good condition.

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