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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      [Wien], 22. X. 1814. - 1 S. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief) und rotem Siegel. An seinen Sohn Friedrich Joseph Müller (1768-1834), "Kammerthürhüter in der Antichambre Sr. Majestaet des Kaisers; Gegenwärtig zugetheilt, der kaiserlichen Frau Großfürstin Odenburg": "Da Du geliebter Sohn! Gegenwärtig in der Abwesenheit Deiner zu bedienenden kaiserlichen Hoheiten, vielleicht ein Viertelstündchen geschäftsler hast; - so ersucht Dich Dein 77jähriger alter Vater, dessen Augen mit jedem Tag dunkler werden, beykommende stumpf geschriebene Federn, zu verbessern. Welche nicht mehr die gehörige Spitze und Spalte aushalten, wirf weg. - Laß von Deinem Karl neue kaufen und schicke mir solche durch ihn so bald es möglich ist. Ich werde sie auf der Stelle vergüten. Ich umarme Dich innigst in Gedanken! Deine brave Mutter grüßet und küsset Dich herzlich; so wie Deine Schwestern. Wir beyden Alten können uns nur in unserer Wohnung über die sehnlichst gewünschte und so segenreiche Gegenwart, der so fest gebliebenen großen ergebensten Monarchen und Ihrer ruhmwürdigsten Feldherren, Staatsmänner und Minister, in der Stille freuen, da uns Jahre drücken, wir daher nicht mehr vermögend sind die Wonne zu genießen, die Du geliebter Sohn in so reichhaltiger Fülle empfindest [ ]". - Müller kam nach dem Studium in Halle über Engagements in Hamburg, Roswalde und Linz 1763 an das Wiener Burgtheater, wo er bis 1801 nicht nur als Schauspieler, sondern auch als Direktor wirkte (vgl. DBE). Im Auftrag Kaiser Josephs II. knüpfte er Kontakte zu bedeutenden Theaterpersönlichkeiten seiner Zeit, u. a. zu Lessing und Wieland, und konnte einige der besten Schauspieler seiner Zeit für das Burgtheater gewinnen. Sein Sohn Friedrich Joseph wirkte von 1785 bis 1804 als Hofschauspieler, danach als k. k. Kammerdiener.

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        A Voyage to Terra Australis, undertaken for the purpose of completing the discovery of that vast country, and prosecuted in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803, in His Majesty's Ship The Investigator and subsequently in the armed vessel Porpoise and Cumberland schooner

      London: W. Bulmer and Co. for G. and W. Nicol, 1814. 2 volumes only (lacking atlas volume of plates), quarto. (11 1/2 x 9 inches). Half-titles, 9 engraved plates by J. Byrne, John Pye, W. Woolnoth, I. Scott, Edward Finden and S. Middiman after William Westall. (Plates and pages on either side toned). Contemporary half russia over marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spines divided into six compartments by double gilt fillets, lettered in the second compartment, numbered in the fourth A fine set of the first edition text of the first circumnavigation of Australia an enlightening and fascinating story of brilliant navigation and discovery. Wantrup rightly calls this work 'the most outstanding book on the coastal navigation of Australia', and 'the centrepiece of any collection of books dealing with Australian coastal discovery. Flinders sailed from England on 18 July 1801, and during the next two years he surveyed the entire south coast of Australia from Cape Leeuwin to Bass Strait, the east coast, and the Gulf of Carpentaria. He returned to Port Jackson in 1803 having completed the first circumnavigation of Australia. On the return journey, Flinders was detained by the French in Mauritius for six and a half years and was not released until June 1810. He devoted the remainder of his life to the publication of this work, which was formally published one day before his death on 19 July 1814. It is a day-by-day record of the expedition and includes a lengthy introduction detailing earlier South Seas voyages and an appendix by Robert Brown, the botanist who accompanied the expedition. Flinders took great pains to insure the accuracy of the work and the charts contained in the atlas were used for navigation for over a century. The two volumes of text were originally published in both large-paper and normal issues: the present set is from the regular-sized issue. Ferguson 576; Hill (2004) 614; Ingelton 6487; Nissen BBI 637; Stafleu & Cowan I,1806; Wantrup Australian Rare Books , pp.138-144.

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        Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manner of the Austrians. Illustrated in fifty coloured engravings, with descriptions

      London: printed for John Murray by W. Bulmer & Co, 1814. Quarto. (9 1/4 x 6 3/8 inches). 50 hand-coloured aquatint plates by William Alexander. Expertly bound to style in half black straight-grained morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into six compartments by double gilt fillets, lettered in gilt in the second compartment Provenance: E. Burgoyne (early signature) A spectacular survey of the costume of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The geographic range is greater than the title would signify to the modern reader: there are images drawn from all parts of Austria proper, from Hungary, Scavonia, Bohemia, Transylvania, Croatia, Moravia and elsewhere. The artist generally concentrates on the peasant classes, usually showing them in their distinctive regional best. Cf. Colas I, 78; cf. Lipperheide Ea 26; Tooley 375.

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        Traité d'économie politique, ou Simple exposition de la manière dont se forment, se distribuent et se consomment les richesses.

      - Paris, Antoine-Augustin Renouard, 1814. 2 volumes in-8, plein veau raciné de l'époque, dos lisses ornés d'un riche décor de compartiments garnis de résilles, fers spéciaux et palettes dorés répétés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouges, filet doré sur les coupes, tranches jaspées, lxxviij, 438 p. et (2) f., 483 p. Seconde édition profondément refondue par l’auteur lui-même, publiée onze années après la première qui avait été interdite sous l'Empire. Réorganisée en "ordre méthodique", accompagnée d'une table analytique, cette édition contient le célèbre "épitomé" par lequel l’auteur eut l’ambition de fournir les "fondements de l’économie politique". Synthèse de la pensée économique classique, l'ouvrage obtint un succès considérable, sans doute le plus important de la littérature économique en cette première moitié du XIXe siècle. (Carpenter, XXXIII. Einaudi, 5119. 'En Français dans le texte', 207. Goldsmiths, 20891. Kress, B.6387). Petits accrocs à une coif. sup. et en tête d'un mors. Quelques infimes épidermures. Petite étiquette de bibliothèque. Bel exemplaire, très frais, bien relié à l'époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Fontaine's Tales: Imitated in English Verse

      1814 - LA FONTAINE, Jean de. La Fontaine’s Tales: Imitated in English Verse. London: C. Chapple, 1814. Two volumes. Octavo, original boards, original paper spine and printed paper labels. Housed in custom half morocco clamshell box. $2000.First complete edition in English of La Fontaine’s Contes et Nouvelles.An “Advertisement” in Volume I states: “For more than a century, the sportive Tales of La Fontaine have been the delight of the French youth of both sexes. Some of these have been occasionally translated by Prior and others; but the whole, for the first time, is now presented to the Publick in English.” There was an edition published in London, 1735, but this did not get past Volume I. Other editions were published in London and Edinburgh in 1762, but both are selections only. One of his most famous works and his first work of real importance, Tales and Novels follows the stories of Boccaccio, Marguerite, and other renowned literary storytellers whose subjects concerned “light love, the misfortunes of husbands, the cunning of wives, [and] the breach of their vows by ecclesiastics.” Bookplates.Expert restoration to paper spines; small piece of lower boards and margin of last seven leaves of first volume nibbled. Text exceptionally clean. A most desirable copy in original boards of this scarce edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité d`économie politique ou simple exposition de la manière dont se forment, se distribuent et se consomment les richesses.

      Paris, Renouard, 1814. 2nde Édition. 2 Bde. 8vo. Neue, schöne Halblederbände. Zweite Ausgabe des Hauptwerkes, konnte erst nach Napoleons Sturz erscheinen. - Die Erstausgabe erschien 1803 (Jahr XI), weswegen Say bei Napoleon in Ungnade fiel. Es ist Says Hauptwerk, \"which passed through many editions and has been translated into many languages. It was the first really popular treatise on political economy ever published in France; his main divisions and his terminology have become classical and have served as a model for innumerable subsequent treatises\" (Palgrave, 1894-1901). Say (1767-1832), \"inspired by Smith`s Wealth of Nations, he wrote his Treatise... which introduced Smithian ideas to France and other European countries... His influence dominated officially-taught economics in France for most of the nineteenth century...\" (Blaug 752). Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        A Voyage to Abyssinia, and Travels Into the Interior of That Country, Executed Under the Orders of the British Government, in the Years 1809 and 1810; in Which Are Included, an Account of the Portoguese Settlements on the East Coast of Africa, Visited in the Course of the Voyage; a Concise Narrative of Late Events in Arabia Felix; and Some Particulars Respecting the Aboriginal African Tribes, Extending from Mozambique to the Borders of Egypt; Together with Vocabularies of Their Respective Languages.

      London: Printed for F. C. and J. Rivington. 1814. First Edition. Hardcover. xi, [5], 506, lxxv pp. Recent deep red half calf over marbled boards, spine lettered and ruled in gold, marbled edges. With thirty-seven inserted plates, map, and charts (including a very large hand-colored map of Abyssinia). Very mild scattered foxing affecting some of the plates. A bright, near fine copy. ; Quarto .

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        Vom Beruf unsrer Zeit für Gesetzgebung und Rechtswissenschaft.

      Heidelberg, bey Mohr und Zimmer, 1814. 8vo. 2 Bll., 162 S. Neuer Halbledereinband. (getilgter St.a.T., Papier an dieser Stelle etw. schwach). Erste Ausgabe der berühmten Streitschrift zur Kodifikationsfrage, zugleich die programmatische Grundschrift der historischen Rechtsschule! - Im Frühjahr des Jahres 1814 forderte der große Pandektist und Heidelberger Professor Thibaut (1772-1840) in einer kleinen Schrift eine Kodifikation des deutschen Rechts. Nach dem Code civil von 1804 und dem Österreichischen Allgemeinen Gesetzbuch (ABGB) von 1811 lag die Frage und der Streit einer nationalen Kodifikation in Deutschland geradezu in der Luft. Eine rasche Antwort von Savigny (1779-1861) war von großer Wichtigkeit, zumal in Berlin Gerüchte kursierten, man wolle auf dem Wiener Kongress das ABGB von Österreich auch in Deutschland einführen. Der Code Napoleon war teilweise geltendes Recht in einigen Gebieten Deutschlands. Gewaltig war das Aufsehen, als Savigny bereits im Herbst 1814 eine Gegenschrift zu Thibauts Forderungen vorlegte, gerade war der Wiener Kongress nach dem Abdanken Napoleons zusammengetreten. Es wurde die berühmteste und auch folgenreichste juristische Streitschrift, die Deutschland erleben sollte. \"Vom Beruf unserer Zeit\" war eine auch von seinen Kritikern anerkannte glänzende Schrift, mit der Savigny zugleich die Vorschläge von Thibaut aus der öffentlichen Diskussion verbannte, damit die geforderte Kodifikation verhinderte und zugleich die programmatische Niederschrift der historischen Rechtsschule vorlegte. Grundlage seiner Anschauung war, daß nicht die gesetzte Willkür des Staates Recht erzeuge, sondern \"innere, stillwirkende Kräfte\", also eine Art von Volksgeist, der die Gesellschaft eine juristische Seele einhaucht, die zu erblicken und niederzuschreiben des Juristen Handwerk und Kunst, eben ihr \"Beruf\" sei. Versand D: 2,00 EUR Neunzehntes Jahrhundert, Politische Ideengeschichte, Rechtsgeschichte, Römisches Recht, Klassiker, Savigniana

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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. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The History of The Lives and Actions of the most famous Highwaymen, Street-Robbers etc., to Which is Added a Genuine Account of Voyages and Plunders of the Most Noted Pirates.

      Edinburgh: John Thomson and others, 1814., 1814. 'New Edition' of Captain Johnson's seminal 18th century work on the subject of highway and high seas villainy. Octavo, pp.viii; 9-574; [2], blank. Elegantly bound in period style full speckled calf. gilt over blue marbled boards. Gilt titles and decoration to spine. Gilt rule to boards. Minor scuffing and edgewear, very good indeed. Frontispiece engraving of a pistol-toting Sir John Falstaff and his gang at Gad's Hill. Faint spotting throughout. Some toning, discreet ink number to margin of title and final text leaf. Extrenally fine. An attractive copy of this popular book packed with rogues, highwaymen, cutpurses and pirates including Sir Henry Morgan, Robin Hood, Mul-Sack, Cannibal Sawney Beane and Blackbeard. Also includes an account of two femal pirates and an appendix on the bucaneers of America. The identity of the author remains a mystery as no records exist of a captain by that name; some scholars have suggested that 'Charles Johnson' was a pen-name of Daniel Defoe.

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        Essai historique, politique et moral sur les révolutions anciennes et modernes considérées dans leurs rapports avec la Révolution Française suivi de Variantes de l'édition de 1797 comparée avec celle de 1814

      Henry Colburn 1814 - - Henry Colburn, Londres 1814, 13,5x22,5cm, relié. - Deuxième édition du premier ouvrage de l'auteur imprimée après la très rare édition originale de Londres de 1797. Reliure en demi basane fauve, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de frises dorées orné de filets noirs et de motifs typographiques à froid, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure pastiche romantique. Rares rousseurs, un petit trou avec légère atteinte au texte pages 387-388. Rare. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Second edition of the first book of the author printed after the very rare first edition London 1797. Bound in half tan sheepskin, back with five set with golden friezes nerves decorated with black pinstripes and typographical reasons cold boards marbled paper guards and contreplats of handmade paper, binding romantic pastiche. Rare spots, a small hole with light attack with text pages 387-388. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Leipzigs Schreckensszenen im September und October 1813. Von *r, einem einem Augenzeugen. Zur Erinnerung für seine Bürger, zur Nachricht für Auswärtige, - Die preußisch-rußische Campagne im Jahre 1813 von der Eröffnung bis zum Waffenstillstande vom 5ten Juny 1813 mit dem Plan der Schlacht von Groß-Görschen, der Schlacht von BAuzen und dem Gefecht von Hannau, - Aufgesangene Briefe abgedruckt aus der Feldbuchdruckerey der kais. russischen Armee, - Baiern unter der Regierung des Ministers Montgelas, - Über das Continentalsystem und den Einfluß desselben auf Schweden, - Briefe eines Preußischen Freiwilligen an die Seinen, - Hamburg und der Marschall Davoust Aufruf an die Gerechtigkeit, - Napoleon Buonaparte´s Reise von Fontainebleau nach Frejus vom 17. bis 29. April 1814 - 8 Bücher in einem Buch. übersetzt aus dem Französischen

      Wien, Anton Strauß / Breslau Gottlob Kayser / Deutschland, Verlag der Kämpfer für die Deutsche Freiheit, Stockholm, Berlin, Maurerschen Buchhandlung, 1814 - 1813 - 1815. Erstauflage, EA 72, 62, 22, 95, 110, 36, 64, 79 Seiten 8°, Pappband drei aufklappbare colorierte Karten in Buch zwei beigebunden - Plan der Schlacht bei Gros Görschen am 2 ten May 1813 - Plan der Schlacht bei Bautzen den 20 ten und 31 ten May 1812 - Plan von dem Gefecht bei Haynau am 26 ten May 1813, ersten und letzten Seiten etwas stockfleckig, sonst guter Zustand Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Leipzig´s

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        Voyage en Autriche, ou essai statistique et géographique sur cet empire; avec une Carte physique, des Coupes de nivellement, et divers Tableaux comparatifs sur l'étendue et la population de l'Autriche. Par M. Marcel - De - Serres

      A Paris, 1814. 4 vol. in 8° (207 x 132 mm), pp. n (4), LXVIII, 525, 2 tav. rip.; 536; 469; 445, (1), 1 c. geo. rip., 4 tav. rip. Legatura in mezza pelle coeva con titolo, volume, fregi, e greche impressi sul dorso in oro. Lievi spellature ai dorsi, il dorso del 4° vol. parzialmente staccato. Etichette d'inventario ai piatti superiori. Viaggio in Austria, saggio statistico e geografico su questo impero. Il 4° volume contiere una carta geografica fisica sull'impero austriaco, intitolata "Carte physique de l'Empire d'Autriche rédigée pour le Voyage en Autriche de Mr. De La Borde" e 4 tavole comparative.

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        \"Porto Ferrajo auf der Insel Elba\", Die Ketten, so er uns geschmiedet, nun lasten sie auf ihm allein. Die Menschheit mag, nach bittern Leiden, sich einer bessern Zeit jetzt freun.

       o. J. (um 1814). Seltenes antinapoleonisches Flugblatt mit einer Ansicht von Portoferraio, einem Brustportrait Napoleons im Profil in einem ovalen Medaillon sowie zwei begleitenden Kompositionen mit kriegerischen Symbolen als Zeichen für die Schreckensherrschaft auf der einen Seite und Friedenssymbolen auf der anderen Seite. Altkolor. Radierung von und nach Haller bei Campe in Nürnberg, um 1814. 19,7 x 27,6 cm (Plattengröße). - Breitrandig, mit einer ehem. mittigen Faltspur; Leicht gebräunt und fleckig, in den Rändern etwas angestaubt und knittrig; die Platte im Druck minimal verrutscht. - Seltener Einblattdruck anlässlich der Festsetzung Napoleons auf Elba, wo ihm im Frühjahr 1814 nach seiner Abdankung als französischer Kaiser die Insel als Fürstentum zugewiesen wurde. Versand D: 5,50 EUR Graphik, Einblattdruck, Napoleon, Italien, Elba, Portoferraio

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        The Annual Register [for the Year 1813] or a View of the History, Politicks, and Literature [Vol. 55]

      printed for W. Otridge and Son, London 1814 - First edition. 5-1/2 x 9 inches. xv,(1),[1]-211pp.,(1),[1]-561pp.,(1). Over 800 pages in total.Three quarter tan leather with spine worn and some cracking with plain board. Both boards are present and firmly attached, bookplate of Admiral Nugent. Pages still firmly bound, all scuffed and bumped, Insides very clean and pages uncut (untrimmed deckle edges) Condition of the book is Very Good - Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Charles Edmund Nugent was a Royal Navy officer. He saw action as a junior officer in the 50-gun Bristol at the Battle of Sullivan's Island during the American Revolutionary War. He was held as a prisoner-of war for a day by Spaniards shortly before the Battle of San Fernando de Omoa later on in the War.Nugent served in the naval brigade in the invasions of Martinique, Saint Lucia, and Guadaloupe during the French Revolutionary Wars and, when William Cornwallis assumed command of the blockade of Brest, Nugent was selected to serve as his Captain of the Fleet during the Napoleonic Wars. He never commanded any fleet or naval station but did rise to the highest rank in the Navy. Contents: History of Europe - 159 pages on Napoleon and war in Europe, 15 pages on War with America (War of 1812.) with many published and printed letters from military commanders.A superb history covering the decline of Napoleonic France following the disasters in Russia in 1812, and the entry of the British following success in Spain. Also the war with America was carrying on following the burning of Washington in 1812 by the British Army. Great set of articles on the eastern cities of Delhi, Ahmedabad, Surat and Goa.Chronicle of Births, Deaths, Promotions, Marriages, SheriffsAppendix to the Chronicle - articles from The London GazetteState Papers British and Foreign: including Convention between His Britannic Majesty and the Emperor of all the RussiasCharacters - Horne Took, Sir Joshua ReynoldsNatural History - chameleons, aligators, elephantsUseful Projects and improvements - Mongolfier's Prowess for making White Lead, an account of Biddery Ware in IndiaMiscellanies 39 pages - Dreadful accident at Felling Colliery 1812; Account of the earthquake at Caracas; Descriptions of Drontheim in Norway; Report of a committee on Transportation; Description of Surat; Of Goa; of Ahmedabad; Of Delhi; Of the Zinnore CountryPoetry. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Der Lunzer See.

      Wien Artaria -24 1814 - Altkolorierte Umrissradierung von und nach A. Köpp von Felsenthal, Bildausschnitt 26,5 x 37,5 cm, Blattgr. 43 x 54,5 cm. Nebehay-Wagner 309/65, Thieme-Becker XXIV, p 145; aus "Historisch mahlerische Darstellungen von Oesterreich", einer Serie prachtvoll kolorierter Umrissradierungen; malerische Ansicht des Lunzer Sees, im Vergleich zu Blättern des ersten Bandes mit deutlich farbenprächtigerem Himmel (Aufgrund eines Vulkanausbruchs 1815 waren die biedermeierlichen Sonnenuntergänge in Europa von nie dagewesener Pracht); etwas lichtrandig, sonst tadellos.

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        American Ornithology; or the Natural History of the Birds of the United States. Illustrated with plates engraved and coloured from original drawings taken from nature

      Philadelphia: published by Bradford & Innskeep, 1814. 9 volumes in three, imperial quarto. (13 1/2 x 10 1/8 inches). 7pp. list of subscribers at back of vol.IX. 76 hand-coloured engraved plates (two folding), some heightened with gum arabic, all after Wilson. Expertly bound to style in half green morocco over early marbled paper-covered boards, spines with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and third, the others with an overall repeat decoration in gilt, yellow endpapers Provenance: Mary Grey Bonham Carter (booklabel); Martin Lubbock (booklabel) First edition of Wilson's monumental American Ornithology. Wilson's Ornithology was the most comprehensive illustrated work on the subject published to its date. In all, the 76 plates depict 320 birds from 278 different species, of which 56 had never before been illustrated. All of the illustrations were after drawings made by the self-taught Wilson, who travelled the country in search of specimens, covering some 10,000 miles through mostly rugged terrain over a seven year period. Much of the hand-colouring of the sets was accomplished by Wilson himself (indeed, during the publication of much of the work, it was his only source of remuneration): "the correct execution of the plates will be rendered more secure, by the constant superintendence of the Author; and by the whole of the colouring being performed in his own room, under his immediate inspection" (Vol. IV, Preface). The work is further notable as among the earliest entirely native colour plate books; i.e. authored in America and printed in America on American paper, using type produced in America, and illustrated with plates engraved in America and hand-coloured in America. In August 1813, during his research for the final volume and before the publication of the penultimate volume, Wilson observed a bird from a distance he believed was a specimen he desired and waded across a river to get a closer look. He died ten days later from dysentery. Thus, the final two volumes were seen through the press and edited by his close friend George Ord, later President of the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences. Ord, writing in the Preface to the final volume, writes of Wilson: "Upon the future Ornithologist will devolve the pleasing duty of completing the history of the Birds of the United States, so ably commenced and carried on by the indefatigable Wilson, with honor to himself and advantage to science and literature. With respect to our country in particular, how much gratitude do we owe that excellent naturalist, for the treasure which he afford us in his inestimable work! He has unfolded a rich scene to our view; revealed new wonders to our meditation; and taught us that there cannot be a more rational amusement, that which springs from the study of the birds, that diversified portion of animated nature." This first edition set is comprised of the second, corrected issue of volume one and first issues of the remaining. Referring to the second issue of the first volume, Burns writes: "Three hundred additional copies of [the] initial volume with the original imprint of 1808 appeared after Wilson's return from his successful canvass through the Southern States in 1809, and explains the long break between publication of the first and second volumes. This is not merely a reprint, for the type was reset, errors corrected, and the author made ... changes in the text under the head of the Wood Thrush, p. 33" (Burns). Only 500 sets of the first edition of Wilson's Ornithology were produced and considering the lengthy publication, few sets are found complete. Furthermore, the first edition is notorious for being susceptible to severe foxing and browning; the present set is among the cleanest sets we have ever handled. Anker 533; Bennett p. 114; Fine Bird Books (1990) p. 155; Nissen IVB 992; Sabin 104597; Zimmer p. 679-80; Wilson Bulletin #69 (December 1909) pp.176-177; Wood p.630.

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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. 2 volumes, octavo. (8 1/4 x 5 inches). 5 engraved maps or charts. Large folding map in expert facsimile. Expertly bound to style in full period tree calf, covers bordered with a gilt roll tool, flat spines in compartments divided by a gilt roll tool, black morocco lettering piece in the second compartments, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt Provenance: Washington McKean (early signatures) 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. The large folding map of the West was not issued with all copies, and in fact was priced separately and cost almost as much as the book itself. Church 1309; Field 928; Graff 2477; Grolier American 100, 30; Howes L317; Printing & the Mind of Man 272; Tweney 89, 44; Sabin 40828; Shaw & Shoemaker 31924; Streeter Sale 1777; Streeter, Americana Beginnings , 52; Wagner-Camp 13:1.

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        The American Mineralogical Journal: being a collection of facts and observations tending to elucidate the mineralogy and geology of the United States of America. Together with other information relating to mineralogy, geology and chemistry, derived from scientific sources. Vol. I.

      Collins and Company 1814 - New York, Collins and Company, octavo, vi, 270, [2] p., and two plates. A very handsome near Fine copy in 3/4 recent antique calf and marbled boards, gilt-lettered red spine label, deckled edges. Light, scattered foxing to text. Hinges solid, binding firm. From the library of the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, with their oval stamp on the title page and elsewhere, and later from the library of John Sinkankas. A copy of a loosely-inserted letter from Sinkankas includes the following: "[Bruce] is, without doubt, one of the rarest of early American mineralogical works. We have never had a copy of it before, and it is with some reluctance that I part with it now." Only one volume of this short-lived journal was issued; Bruce died in 1818. Merrill, p. 38-40. BMNH 38. Hazen 2107. Not in Ward and Carozzi. [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 order of the Government of the United States, in the years 1804, 1805, and 1806. By Captains Lewis and Clarke [sic]. Published from the official report

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1814. Quarto. (10 5/8 x 8 1/2 inches). Half-title, 1p. publisher's advertisement at end. 1 folding engraved map by Neele, five engraved plans on 3 plates. (Worm track to outer blank margins of leaves from 4E1 to the end, light marginal browning to the plan facing p.191). Contemporary marbled calf, carefully rebacked, the original gilt spine laid down, marbled edges Provenance: James Grove White (1852-1938, Kilbyrne, Doneraile, Co. Cork, Ireland, armorial bookplate, early ink stamp to front pastedown) The first British edition of the great landmark of western exploration. First British (and first quarto) edition of the "definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" (Wagner-Camp). The book describes the U.S. government-backed expedition to explore the newly-acquired Louisiana Purchase undertaken from 1804 to 1806 by ascending the Missouri to its source, crossing the Rocky Mountains, and reaching the Pacific Ocean. In total, the expedition covered some eight thousand miles in slightly more than twenty-eight months. They brought back the first reliable information about much of the area they traversed, made contact with the Indian inhabitants as a prelude to the expansion of the fur trade, and advanced by a quantum leap the geographical knowledge of the continent. The narrative was first published in Philadelphia in two octavo volumes in the same year as the present edition, and it has been reprinted many times since and indeed remains a perennial American bestseller. The large folding map of the West (by Neele after the Philadelphia edition map) recalls an extraordinary feat of cartography, accurately revealing much of the trans-Mississippi for the first time. Wheat notes that the map is almost identical to the Philadelphia version "except for a few minor variations." The observations in the text make it an essential work of American natural history, ethnography, and science, and it forms a worthy record of the first great U.S. government expedition. Copies of Lewis and Clark's work have become increasingly difficult to find, especially as Stephen Ambrose's excellent book, the Ken Burns documentary, and the expedition's bicentennial have further widened the already broad appeal of the book. Field 929; Graff 2480; Hill 1018; Howes L317, "b."; Literature of Lewis & Clark 5A.2; Sabin 40829; Streeter Sale 3128; Wagner-Camp 13:2; Wheat, Transmississippi 317.

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        Carey's General Atlas, improved and enlarged: being a collection of maps of the world and quarters, their principal empires, kingdoms, &c

      Philadelphia: M. Carey, 1814. Folio. (17 x 11 inches). Mounted on guards throughout. Letterpress title and 2pp. of prefatory remarks, 1p. certification leaf with two columns of letterpress text below a three quarter page engraved plate made up of seven small maps. 58 engraved maps (56 with period full hand-colouring [47 of these double page], 1 folding and hand coloured in outline). Early manuscript ink annotations (circa 1821, see below). Expertly bound to style in half dark blue straight grain morocco over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, flat spine divided into six compartments with gilt rules, lettered in the second compartment The landmark third edition of Carey's General Atlas, among the earliest commercially available atlases to include maps depicting the expansion of the U.S. following the Louisiana Purchase and with information derived from Lewis and Clark. This copy with extraordinary full period hand colouring: "the first atlas made in the United States to employ standard color on the maps" (Rumsey). Mathew Carey published the first American Atlas in 1795 (containing 21 maps) and the first General Atlas in 1796 (containing 45 maps). He republished the 1796 General Atlas in 1800, 1802 and 1804 and would publish a "second edition" of the atlas in 1811. That second edition was substantially the same as the preceding, containing the maps from the 1804 General Atlas with the addition of a map of Louisiana from his 1805 pocket atlas. In 1814, Carey published this "third" edition of the General Atlas, the first major revision of his famed atlas and considered by many to be the most desirable. The atlas contains 32 entirely new maps, and many of the remaining 26 maps underwent substantive changes to the plates to update the cartography. Significantly, this edition of Carey's atlas was the first indigenous atlas to cartographically depict the westward expansion of the United States following the Louisiana Purchase and was the first commercially available atlas to include information derived from the Lewis and Clark expedition. The maps of America which appear in this edition for the first time include maps of Mississippi Territory (number 23), The State of Ohio with part of Upper Canada (number 24), The Upper Territories of the United States (i.e. one of the first maps to show Illinois as a U.S. state) (number 25), Louisiana (number 26) and Missouri Territory formerly Louisiana (number 27). This final map is among the most significant in the atlas, and among the most significant maps of the American West published prior to the Long expedition. "Once federal explorations of the West were underway, it was only a matter of time before their newly uncovered wealth of information found cartographic expression. One of the earliest commercially issued maps to incorporate data from the famed 1804 transcontinental expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark appeared in an atlas issued by Philadelphia publisher Matthew Carey in 1814. The map ... drawn by Samuel Lewis, depicts the Missouri Territory Formerly Louisiana, which was organized in 1812, the year that the first state Louisiana was created out of the Louisiana Purchase area..." (Library of Congress, Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase , online exhibition). Wheat writes of this map: "Lewis and Clark's influence is apparent on the Upper Missouri and also along the Columbia. Missouri Territory extends west to the Pacific Coast, its probable northern and southern boundaries being shown by colored dotted lines. The northern line runs easterly from Mt. Ranier and includes most of the Columbia watershed, thence north of the Missouri drainage and including that of the Assiniboin (with its large lake), thence east to Lake of the Woods and south to the head of the Mississippi, which then forms the eastern boundary. The southern line leaves the coast just north of F.S. Francisco (whose Bay is not shown), thence easterly and slightly north of the headwaters of the Rio Grande, following south along the ridge east of that stream, southeast to the head of the Colorado (of Texas) and down that stream to the Gulf of Mexico at St. Bernardo B. The State of Louisiana (admitted 1812) appears near the mouth of the Mississippi." In the present copy, Carey's significant cartographic updates to the maps in this atlas were furthered in manuscript by an early owner. On 11 of the maps (Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland), the owner has added to the margins, in a calligraphic hand, information including the square mileage of each state, a brief description of the state's topography, as well as comments on the mineral deposits to be found in the region. On the verso of the map of Virginia, within an ink frame, the owner has begun in pencil a rough map of Washington D.C. On the map of Mississippi Territory (number 23), the owner divides the region into the states of Mississippi and Alabama, with annotations in the margins concerning those states's admission. On the map of the United States (number 5), as well as on the map of Missouri Territory (number 27), the owner has added the boundary of and has named the state of Missouri (thus dating the annotations to circa 1821). In addition, on the same map, the owner has added the following line of text along the border of the United States and Mexico, referring to the Adams-Onis Treaty: "Boundary line between the United States and the Spanish Territories agreed to by the Treaty of 1819." Among the most extraordinary features of the 1814 Carey Atlas is its hand colouring. Although Carey atlases prior to 1814 were available coloured, i.e. with outline colour, they are seldom encountered. Indeed Rumsey writes: "...we have never seen any copies of a pre-1814 Carey atlas with original color - they may exist but would be rare..." Carey, however, issued his 1814 atlas with standard outline hand-colouring, which makes the atlas according to Rumsey "the first atlas made in the United States to employ standard color on the maps." The present, copy, however, includes absolutely period full hand colouring. No copies of this atlas with full hand colouring appear in the auction records, and no copies with full color are held by the famed Rumsey or Baskes collections. An American cartographic milestone, here with beautiful and highly unusual full hand colouring and with interesting early manuscript annotations. Phillips Atlases 722; cf. Sabin 10858; Streeter Sale 82; Wheat Transmississippi West 315; Rumsey 4577.

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        Mesmerismus. Oder System der Wechselwirkungen, Theorie und Anwendung des thierischen Magnetismus als die allgemeine Heilkunde zur Erhaltung des Menschen von Dr. Friedrich Anton Mesmer. Herausgegeben von Dr. Karl Christian Wolfart. Mit dem Bildniß des Verfassers und 6 Kupfertafeln.

      - Erstausg. Berlin, Nikolaische Buchhandlung, 1814. LXXIV, 356 S., mit gest. Frontispiz von Meyer (Verfasserporträt mit Seidenhemdchen), Diagramm im Text u. 6 (2 teilkolor.) Kupfertaf. von F. Guimpel (diese am Ende eingebunden), 8°, Neues Leinen mit montierten Deckel u. Rücken des ursprünglichen Einbands (goldgeprägter Rückentitel, blindgeprägte Verzierungen auf den Deckeln). Slg. du Prel 733; Ackermann II/283: "Vergriffene und sehr gesuchte Ausgabe [.] Ausführliche Besprechung des Werkes im Archiv für den thierischen Magnetismus. Bd.I,3 von Nees v. Esenbeck." (beide mit dem nachfolgenden Erläuterungsband von Karl Christian Wolfart). - Franz manchmal auch Friedrich Anton Mesmer (1734-1815) machte sich durch seine Magnettherapie einen Namen, die nach seiner Meinung nicht auf der Wirkung des Magneten, sondern auf einem dem menschlichen Körper ausströmenden "Fluidum" beruhte, das durch aufgeladene Gegenstände noch verstärkt werden konnte. Die Entdeckung gilt heute als Ursprung der Hypnosetherapie. Karl Christian Wolfart erhielt von Mesmer die meist auf französisch geschriebenen Niederschriften über die Entdeckungen u. Erfahrungen aus vierzig Jahren. Das Buch gliedert sich in Teil I "Physik" u. Teil II "Moral". Im ersten Teil werden Mesmers praktische Heilbehandlung u. seine Erklärung des Heilphänomens behandelt. Im zweiten Teil befasst sich Mesmer mit Staat, Verfassung, Erziehung, Strafgesetzbuch, Abgaben sowie Maßen u. Gewichten. - Titel mit Signatur, sonst ein gutes u. schönes Expl. mit grün gesprenkelter Schnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland; Comprising Specimens of Architecture and Scultpure, and Other Vestiges of Former Ages, Accompanied by Descriptions

      - London - Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown 1814 - A beautifully bound pair of volumes on The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland. Complete in two volumes. Together with illustrations of remarkable incidents in border history and tradition, and original poetry by Walter Scott. Volume I contains 47 black and white plates and Volume II contains 45 plates. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE (15 August 1771 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet. Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Condition: In red morocco leather bindings with gilt embellishment to the spines and boards. Externally, a trifle rubbed. There is some minor loss to the leather. Joints are starting but still reasonably firm. Rear board on volume II is held by cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered light foxing. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nain Jaune (le), ou Journal des Arts, des Sciences et de la Littérature.

      De l'Imprimerie de Fain 1814-1815, Paris - 43 livraisons numérotées 337 à 379 du 15 décembre 1814 au 15 juillet 1815 reliées en 2 vol. in-8, demi-veau havane, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin vert, couvertures jaunes conservées (reliure de l'époque). Collection complète en premier tirage où le titre Nain Jaune apparaît avec le n°341, tandis que les quatre numéros de tête (337, 338, 339 et 340), précédés du très rare feuillet d'Avis de refondation du journal, portent encore le titre de Journal des Arts des Sciences et de la Littérature (Hatin, p. 286) ; pour la première édition séparée, ces mêmes numéros de tête sont réimprimés avec le titre Nain Jaune et paginés en romain (Vicaire, VI, 19). Journal fondé le 15 Décembre 1814 par Cauchois-Lemaire. Le Nain Jaune dont les principaux rédacteurs étaient Merle, Jouy, Etienne, comptait parmi ses collaborateurs anonymes, Louis XVIII, qui faisait jeter dans la bouche de fer du journal des épigrammes mordants. Ce fut la rédaction du Nain Jaune qui inventa l'ordre des chevaliers de l'Eteignoir comprenant les personnalités les plus notables du parti de l'Ancien Régime, et l'ordre de la Girouette, dans lequel on comprit les hommes politiques les plus connus par la variation de leurs opinions. Le journal soutint Napoléon lors des Cent-Jours et fut supprimé au second retour des Bourbons le 15 Juillet 1815. Reliés en tête : Journal des arts, des sciences et de la littérature, n° 335 et 336. Bel exemplaire complet des 7 grandes caricatures dépliantes en couleurs numérotées et du brevet en noir de l'Ordre sombre de l'éteignoir (le second brevet de l'Ordre de la girouette manque). La caricature n°1 Les Journaux est reliée à la fin de la première livraison qui porte encore le titre Journal des Arts. Pièces de titre renouvelées. De la bibliothèque de Bourlon de Rouvre avec son ex-libris armorié. Hatin, pp. 286 et 320 ; Vicaire VI, 19 ; Escoffier (247) décrit un exemplaire avec seulement 3 caricatures). [Attributes: Soft 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. Near-contemporary tan half calf by Hayday (ink-stamp to front pastedowns), raised bands milled gilt to spines forming compartments enclosed by dotted rolls in blind within double rules gilt, twin red and green morocco labels lettered in gilt to second and fifth, comb-marbled paper sides, edges sprinkled red. Housed in a custom brown quarter-morocco solander box. Without the half-titles (often discarded by Regency binders), vol. II final blank or advertisement leaf vol. III. Recased with skilful paper restoration to inner hinges, vol. I joints restored, vol. II with second spine-label repaired and small ink-stain to fore edge, extremities and sides slightly rubbed, occasional pale spotting to margins, vol. I ff. F5-8 shaved along bottom edge to no loss, short closed tear (12 mm) to fore edge vol. II f. E2 not affecting text, inked correction to vol. III p. 74 l. 26 ("prfoit" emended to "profit"), faint crease across lower outer corner vol. III f. B3. A very good copy. First edition. The third of Jane Austen's novels to be published was begun about the same time Sense and Sensibility was accepted for publication. The novel 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". James Hayday (1796-1872) was one of the pre-eminent fine binders of the Victorian period and worked for a number of wealthy patrons from his shop in Lincoln's Inn Fields (ODNB).

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        John Adams, "The Father of the American Navy," thanks a prominent naval historian "for the copy in two volumes of the naval history." ? Written during the War of 1812: one of the great tests of American naval prowess.

      Quincy, January 25, 1814. 8" x 9.75". "Autograph Letter Signed, ""John Adams,"" 1 page, 8"" x 9.75"", Quincy, January 25, 1814 to naval historian Thomas Clark in Philadelphia. Typical folds, text and signatures bold and dark, minor expert archival restoration to edges, small bit of expert archival tissue repair to verso, none affecting text or signatures, overall very good to fine condition.This rare January 25, 1815 autograph letter twice signed by John Adams, written to naval historian Thomas Clark, speaks to Adams? renowned stature as ?Father of the American Navy.? During the Revolution, when the Continental Congress hoped that a small naval force could help offset the uncontested exercise of British sea power, Adams championed the founding legislation that called for fitting out armed vessels for national service, as well as the creation of a Marine Committee to oversee naval affairs. Before year?s end, again in large part due to Adams? lobbying, Congress authorized the construction of a small fleet. ?It was Adams who drafted the first set of rules and regulations for the new navy, a point of pride with him for as long as he lived.? In addition Adams rigorously studied naval armaments and strategy, ?and would call his work on the naval committee the pleasantest part of his labors... In the advocacy of sea defenses he stood second to none? (McCullough, 99-100).Adams? letter reads, in full: ""I thank you for your polite and obliging letter of the 17th and for the copy in two volumes of The Naval History of the United States, and for several copies of your Proposals for publishing a History of U.S. The Plan is ample and judicious, and I wish you every Encouragement in the execution of it. Mr. Trumbull of Connecticutt [sic] has published a general History of this country. I have not seen it since it was printed. It is probably familiar to you. I am so ill at present that I cannot enlarge. Your Proposals shall be distributed to the best of my Judgment. I have given one to the modest Gentleman who would not allow his name to appear, and told him at the same time, Contemptu Famae, Fama Augetur,? Adams? closing Latin phrase draws upon a favorite one by Tacitus, ?Contemptu Famae, contemni Virtutem,? which Adams once translated in a youthful diary as ?Contempt of Fame generally begets or accompanies a Contempt of Virtue? (Richard, Battle for the American Mind, 93). Here Adams? ?Contemptu Famae, Fama Augetur? can be roughly translated as: ?contempt of fame increases notoriety (or rumor).?Naval historian Thomas Clark served in the War of 1812, where he was a ?captain of engineers and employed in the defenses of the Delaware River? (20th Century Biographical Dictionary). His Naval History first appeared in a one-volume edition in 1813, and was issued in an expanded two-volume edition in early January 1814. Not long after publication of the first edition, Adams wrote Thomas Jefferson: ?Have you seen the Naval History by Mr. Clark, published by Mathew Carey at Philadelphia? I wish I had time and Eyes and fingers to write much to you on this Subject? (Cappon, 326). Jefferson, who would also receive a copy of the first edition, subsequently wrote Clark with suggestions for the proposed expanded edition. On its publication Jefferson praised the work for ?ensuring to us the preservation of the facts as they occur.? In Clark?s preface to the first edition, he warmly ?acknowledged the valuable assistance of John Adams? and in his preface to the 1814 edition, again spoke of Adams while also noting, with regret, that it was only the ?want of proper documents, and the hurry of the work? that prevented him from pursuing ?the observations of Mr. Jefferson... on the Tripolitan war? (Sowerby 262).Clark?s Naval History ?was distributed widely and was immensely popular. John Adams felt it was the decisive factor in persuading a largely agrarian populace to support an American Navy? (Green, Mathew Carey, 28). Considered ?the first book which attempted to treat the subject as a whole? (Winsor, Narrative and Critical History V7:416), it is also famous as ?the foundation on which James Fenimore Cooper wrote his Naval History [1839]? (Scharf & Thompson, History of Philadelphia, 1139). The integral autograph address leaf, bearing Adams? autograph free frank, is addressed to ?Thomas Clark Esquire, No. 37 South Second Street Philadelphia.? Along the top edge is the faint trace, in an unidentified hand, of ?Quincy Ms Jany 26th,? likely acknowledging receipt, as does the word ??Answered,? also in an unknown hand, at one side. Trace of wax seal to integral address panel. See Sabin 13377, 13378; Howes C446. "

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        Novelle Scelte Rarissime, Stampate a Spese di XL Amatori.

      London: Triphook, 1814. hardcover. near fine. Collection of 4 stories. lxi, [xi]; xxxvii, [vii]; xxxv, [vii]; cxlviii pp. Contains: Hippolyto e Lionora, Le Amorose Novelle di Giustiniano Nelli, Gianfiore e Filomena, & Novelle Tre... attributed to Marco di Mantova. Short 8vo, occasional light foxing, beautifully bound by F. Bedford in full crimson morocco; ornate gilt-stamped covers and spine; inner & outer dentelles, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Londra: Presso R. Triphook, 1814. Text in Italian. One of only 50 copies. A scarce collection of romantic literature in a lovely binding.

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        Landschaft mit einer Ansicht der Benediktiner-Abtei von Bad Pfäfers in der Schweiz.

      - Pinsel in Braun über Bleistift, auf Velin, rechts unten signiert und datiert „S. Rösel 1814". 9,5:13,7 cm. Auf ein Albumblatt montiert. Rösel besuchte die Berliner Kunstakademie. Seit 1794 war er Lehrer für Ornamentzeichnen und seit 1802 Professor an der Bauakademie in Berlin. Zwischen 1804 und 1820 hielt er sich häufig in Rom und Neapel auf, 1828 besuchte er Joh.W. von Goethe in Weimar. Er war auch für die Berliner Porzellanmanufaktur tätig. „Dieser geitstreiche Künstler hatte einen scharfen und treffenden Blick in die Natur, er wusste in einfarbigen Darstellungen die großartigsten Naturszenen zu geben." (Nagler, Künstler-Lexikon). Bad Pfäfers ist im Kanton St. Gallen, südwestlich von Ragaz gelegen. Die Benedektinerabtei Pfäfers wurde im 8. Jahrhundert gegründet und hatte wegen ihrer Lage am Kunkelpaß große Bedeutung. Sie gründete auch das Bad, das Thermalquellen von 52° hat. Die barocke Klosterkirche, erbaut 1688-1693, wurde mit Fresken des Tessiner Malers F.A. Giorgioli (gest. etwa siebzigjährig 1725), die er 1694 ausführte, ausgeschmückt., Seit der Aufhebung des Klosters, 1838, dienen die Gebäude als Psychiatrische Klinik.

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        A letter to the right honorable Earl Fitzwilliam . . . reflecting the investigation . . . into the abuses at the York Lunatic Asylum. Bound with 3 other related pamphlets

      Doncaster: W. Sheardown, 1814. 4 items in 1. 19th century cloth, handwritten labels on front cover and spine.Minor foxing and toning but very good. Contents: Higgins, Godfrey. A letter to the Right Honourable Earl Fitzwilliam . . . respecting the investigation which has lately taken place into the abuses at the York Lunatic Asylum. Doncaster, 1814. [4], 29, [3], 52pp. Corrector. A few free remarks on Mr. Godfrey Higgins's publications respecting York Lunatic Asylum. York, 1814. 14pp. A New Governor. A vindication of Mr. Higgins, from the charges of Corrector, including a sketch of recent transactions at the York Lunatic Asylum. York, 1814. 40pp. Strickland, George. A letter to the rate-payers of Yorkshire on asylums, their management and expenses. York, 1859. 31pp. Second edition.

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        Répertoire universel et raisonné de Jurisprudence.

      Cinquième edition, reduite aux objets dont la connaissance peut encore ètre utile, augmentée I° de notes indicatives des changemens apportés aux lois anciennes par les lois novelles, 2° de dissertations, de plaidoiers et de requistoires sur les unes et les autres, 3° des changements, que les lois françoises ont subis, dans le royame des pays - bas, depuis l'année 1814. Corrigée et fondue avec les additions formant les tomes 15,16, et 17 de la 4° edition; Par M. Merlin ancien Procureur - General à la Cour de Cassation. 36 volumi. Bruxelles. Tarlier 1825, 8°, pp. VII+510+515+499+483+466+505+525+562+452+507+445+538+436+472+496+526+504+476+572+492+452+476+498+468+558+460+414+458+495+456+418+452+515+396+494. Leg. mz pelle, tit. e fregi in oro al dorso e piccole spellature. Qualche segno del tempo alle legature posteriori di alcuni volumi, bruniture dovuta al tipo di carta ad alcuni volumi che non ledono la leggibilità del testo. Nel complesso buon esemplare. Raro e ricercato.

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        LA FAVOLA DI PSICHE Disegnata da RAFFAELLO SANZIO da Urbino, e intagliata a bulino in trenta mezzi fogli reali da Intagliatori Antichi, colla spiegazione in ottava rima sotto di ciascuna stampa.

      Ril. in tela con ti.in oro, cm 35x48 , 29 mezzi fogli reali (manca il 30°).

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        Iseo (manoscritto)

      Lago d'Iseo - Iseo 1814 - Interessante ed assai rara veduta del lago d'Iseo incisa al tratto da Johann Heinrich Bleuler da disegno di Ludwig Hess. Di quest'ultimo era nota un'incisione all'acquatinta del 1799 dal titolo "In der Gegend von Iseo". Bleuler riprende e ripropone il lavoro di Hess, ma a modo suo, incidendo al tratto una grande ed affascinante veduta rifinita alla gouache e firmata nell'angolo in basso a destra "Iseo J. Bleuler 1814".Il luogo da cui è stata ripresa questa veduta, come da titolo dell'incisione di Hess, si trova nei pressi della cittadina di Iseo, anche se sulla località esatta non siamo al momento in grado di esprimerci in quanto sussistono due versioni: l'una che vuole al centro la raffigurazione di Mont'Isola ed altra diametralmente opposta. Ma questa è questione di poco conto di fronte all'importante testimonianza che ci lasciano queste due opere e cioè che anche il piccolo ma grazioso lago d'Iseo fosse, insieme agli altri laghi lombardi, una delle mete del Petit Tour e lo dimostrano queste incisioni opera di due grandi vedutisti svizzeri del Romanticismo. Le incisioni vengono vendute insieme.Riferimenti: "Malerische Reisen durch die schone alte Schwiez 1750 - 1850", p. 186. Nagler, "Neues allgemeines Kunstler-Lexicon oder Nachrichten von dem Leben un den Werke.", p. 147, mm 465x625

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        The Zoological Miscellany, being descriptions of new and interesting animals.

      - London, R.P. Nodder & Son, 1814-1817. 3 volumes. 8vo (250 x 155mm). pp. 144; 154, (8); (6), 152, with 150 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary boards (rubbed and a bit worn) A scarce work published as a continuation of Shaw and Nodder's "Naturalists' Miscellany". The beautiful plates are all engraved by Nodder and depict a great number of new species. William Elford Leach (1790-1836) was an English zoologist and marine biologist and assistant keeper of the Zoological Department at the British Museum. "In 1813, when Konig was appointed Keeper of the Natural History Departments, he was given an assistant, William Elford Leach (1790-1836), perhaps one of the more brilliant minds to enter the Museum. In every generation English science has been fortunate in attracting men with intuitive feel for nature who by their gift and enthusiasm infect others and leave their inspiration planted in those who follow. Anyone, who knew Leach and even the greater number who did not, came to revere his memory and example. After over a century and half, in spite of the shortness of his service, he stands out from his contemporaries as a 'profound naturalist'" (Gunther, The Founders of Science at the British Museum p. 49). Many of the plates concern insects, shells and birds. Some foxing and dampstaining mostly affecting the text.Nissen IVB, 535; Fine Bird Books 87. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Peloponnesos. Eine historisch-geographische Beschreibung der Halbinsel. 2 Bände. Gotha, J. Perthes 1851-52. Gr. 8°. VI, 495 S.; VI, 639 S., mit 30 (meist gefalt.), tls. grenzkolor. lithogr. Karten u. einigen Textholzschnitten, gold- u. blindgepr. OLwdbde.

      - Kosch II, 878 - Engelmann II, 1137 - ADB XLVII.- Erste Ausgabe.- Mit umfangreichem Kartenmaterial ausgestattete Monographie über den Peloponnes, ?das noch heute zu den Meisterwerken der Alterthumswissenschaft gehört . Nie wieder sind griechische Landschaften mit solcher Wahrheit und Wärme geschildert worden, wie in diesem Buche. C. hat selbst diese Schilderungen so oft auch immer er noch später eine griechische Gegend beschrieb, niemals übertroffen. Auf einsamer Höhe steht das Werk da, und Niemand hat den Wettkampf mit ihm aufgenommen" (ADB).- Der Archäologe Ernst Curtius (* 2. September 1814 in Lübeck; ? 11. Juli 1896 in Berlin) hielt 1852 einen berühmt gewordenen Vortrag in der Sing-Akademie zu Berlin über Olympia und initiierte damit eigentlich die ersten archäologischen Grabungen an diesem Ort.- Titel verso gestempelt, leicht gebräunt, Tafeln tls. leicht knittrig, Ebde. leicht berieben u. bestoßen.# First edition, with 30 (mostly folded), partly boundary colored lithographed maps.- Monograph equipped with comprehensive maps on the Peloponnese, "which even today is one of the masterpieces of Classical Studies? (ADB).- The German archaeologist Ernst Curtius was chosen by C. A. Brandis to accompany him on a journey to Greece for the prosecution of archaeological researches. Curtius then became Otfried Müller's companion in his exploration of the Peloponnese.- Title verso stamped slightly browned, otherwise good copy in original cloth binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fidelio. Eine große Oper in 2 Aufzugen, im vollständigen, einzig-rechtmässigen Clavierauszug. Für die jetzigen Aufführungen des kais. kön. Hoftheaters neu vermehrt und verändert. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. Wien, Artaria u. Comp. (1814). [Pl. Nr. 2327-2343]. Quer 4°. 2 kalligr. Titel u. Widmungsbl. in Zierschrift sowie 189 S., mit gest. Musiknoten u. 9 leere Bll., Halblederbd. d. Zt. mit vergold. Rückentitel.

      - Beethovenhaus-Bonn Bibl. C 72b / 67 - Kinsky-H. 183f. - Hirsch IV, 318 - Dorfmüller 322.- Erste Ausgabe der dritten Fassung; sogen. Widmungsexemplar (Titel ohne Preisangabe).- Aus Einzelausgaben zusammengestellte Folge der Ouvertüre u. der Nrn. 1-16, jede Nr. separat pag. (S. 8, 10, 5, 5, 5, 15, 1, 8, 8, 8, 35; 8, 8, 9, 13, 7, 36).- Mit Widmungsblatt für Erzherzog Rudolph von Österreich u. Zwischentitel vor dem 2. Aufzug.- Vorhanden sind auch die 9 leeren Bll. nach der Ouvertüre, nach den Nrn. 1, 7, 8, 9, 11 (2 Bll.), 12 sowie am Schluß.- Verfasser des Klavierauszugs war Ignatz Moscheles, der in seinen Erinnerungen berichtet: ?Als im Jahre 1814 Artaria es unternahm, eine Klavierauszug von Beethovens Fidelio herauszugeben, fragte er den Komponisten, ob ich ihn anfertigen dürfe. Beethoven willigte ein unter der Bedingung, daß er jedes einzelne Stück zu sehen bekomme, ehe es den Händen des Druckers übergeben werde? (zit. nach Kinsky-H.).- Rückendeckel mit geprägten Namen ?Therese Gosmar? (Therese Gosmar, verheiratete Rosenkart, gest. 1845; wohl Tochter des aus Hamburg stammenden, in Triest u. später in Wien lebenden Großhändlers u. Zuckerfabrikanten Wilhelm August G. u. eine der Schwestern von Louise Gosmar, einer Gesangsschülerin von Anna Frölich in Wien. Grillparzer dichtete Verse für ihr Stammbuch u. ihre Grabschrift).- Unterschiedlich stockfleckig, der Ziertitel stärker, zu Beginn auch leichter Wasserfleck, Einband etwas berieben u. bestoßen, insgesamt gutes Exemplar der seltenen Erstausgabe. # First Edition, first issue of the third and final version. Rare.- Title without price (dedication copy).- Complete with all 9 blank leaves.- Different foxing, the ornamental title more, binding slightly rubbed and bumped, overall fine copy of the rare first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        L'Angleterre au Commencement du Dix-neuvième Siècle. [ Edition originale ]

      Chez Antoine-Augustin Renouard 1814 - 1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-maroquin vert, Chez Antoine-Augustin Renouard, Paris, 1814, 2 ff., xv-420-6-2 pp. (catalogues) Edition originale. Bon exemplaire en très bon état (ex-libris Bibliothèque de La Motte, qq. rouss., bel état par ailleurs). D'autre volumes étaient prévus, qui ne virent jamais le jour. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Schraubmedaille auf die Befreiungskämpfe mit zwölfteiliger altkolorierter Kupfersticheinlage. Auf den Innendeckeln 2 gestochene Textseiten.

       12 Seiten gestochener Text und 12 altkolorierte gestochene Schlachtendarstellungen im Rund, bei Johann Thomas Stettner, Nürnberg, 1814, Durchmesser 5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXXII, S. 18. - Die feinen Kupferstiche zeigen die Schlachten bei Brienne, Montereau, Troyes, Laon, Rheims u.a. sowie den Einzug in Paris am 31. März 1814. Die Medaille mit reicher Blindprägung. Auf der Vorderseite die Porträts von Alexyander I. von Russland, Friedrich Wilhelm III. von Preussen und Kaiser Franz I. von Österreich, auf der Rückseite die Germania. Die Medaille schließt nicht mehr ganz. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dekorative Graphik, Befreiungskriege, Militaria, Schraubtaler

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        Gesamtansicht ('Sevilla').

      - Kupferstich b. Gottfried Müller in Zittau, 1814, 16 x 24,5 (Sehr selten!) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        RELACION DE LO OCURRIDO EN LA GLORIOSA MUERTE QUE EL DIA TRES DE JUNIO DEL AÑO 1809 SUFRIERON EN BARCELONA baxo la tirania francesa los cinco heroes: el Doctor Don Joaquin Pou, cura párroco de la Ciudadela, el Padre D. Juan Gallifa, clérigo reglar teatino, Don José Navarro, sargento del regimiento de infantería de Soria, Don Juan Massana, oficial de la Consolidacion de Vales Reales, y Don Salvador Aulét, comerciante.

      Imp. Antonio Brusi. Barcelona, 1814 - . 21,5 cm. Portada, 62 pág. Ilustr. con 7 láms. plegadas con grabados dibujados por Buenaventura Planella (6) y Pablo Rigal (1), grabados por Miguel Gamborino, V. Capilla, Francisco Jordan y Vicente Peleger. Enc. moderna en plena piel, deslucida, hierros secos en ambos planos, corte superior dorado. * Nuestro ejemplar contiene siete láminas, que no menciona Palau (90386). Existe un ejemplar en la Biblioteca de Catalunya con seis láminas. Napoleónica. Guerra de la independencia Española. Cataluña. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Valiant Knight Arthur of Little Britain. A Romance of Chivalry. Originally Translated from the French by John Bourchier, Lord Berners. A New Edition. With a Series of Plates, from the Illuminated Drawings contained in a valuable Ms. of the Original Romance.

      London: Printed for White, Cochrane and Co., 1814. - Limited Edition to 175 regular copies. Quarto; pp: half title page, frontispiece, title page, (12), (1), vi - xxvii, (1), iv, 544. Illustrated with black and white plates based on drawings from the original manuscript. Complete. This edition is edited by Edward Vernor Utterson, who has provided a 16-page preface. Bound in recent dark green half morocco with gilt titles to spine, marbled boards, top edge gilt others rough trimmed. A little foxing to the Editor's Preface only. Content fresh and crisp in an elegant recent leather binding. Most uncommon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of The Lives and Actions of the most famous Highwaymen, Street-Robbers etc., to Which is Added a Genuine Account of Voyages and Plunders of the Most Noted Pirates.

      Edinburgh: John Thomson and others, 1814., 1814. 'New Edition' of Captain Johnson's seminal 18th century work on the subject of highway and high seas villainy. Octavo, pp.viii; 9-574; [2], blank. Elegantly bound in period style full speckled calf. gilt over blue marbled boards. Gilt titles and decoration to spine. Gilt rule to boards. Minor scuffing and edgewear, very good indeed. Frontispiece engraving of a pistol-toting Sir John Falstaff and his gang at Gad's Hill. Faint spotting throughout. Some toning, discreet ink number to margin of title and final text leaf. Extrenally fine. An attractive copy of this popular book packed with rogues, highwaymen, cutpurses and pirates including Sir Henry Morgan, Robin Hood, Mul-Sack, Cannibal Sawney Beane and Blackbeard. Also includes an account of two femal pirates and an appendix on the bucaneers of America. The identity of the author remains a mystery as no records exist of a captain by that name; some scholars have suggested that 'Charles Johnson' was a pen-name of Daniel Defoe.

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        Commentarj sopra la storia e le teorie dell'ottica. Tomo primo (all published).

      Fratelli Masi, Bologna 1814 - 4to (304 x 227 mm). [2], xxxii, 246 pp. Engraved portrait and 10 engraved plates. Original blue paste-paper stiff wrappers, spine and extremities worn, paper letting piece to spine. 4 leaves (pp. 79-86) misbound, some foxing to plates and text, small repair to foot of title where stamp has been removed. Provenance: Robert & Marian S. Honeyman (bookplate loosly inserted). A fine,wide-margined copy with interesting provenance. ---- Honeyman 3037 (this copy); Riccardi II/5, 51; Poggendorff II, 1193. Giovanni Battista Venturi (15 March 1746 - 24 April 1822) was an Italian physicist, savant, man of letters, diplomat and historian of science. He was the first to call attention to the importance of Leonardo da Vinci as a scientist, rather than simply as an artist. He compiled, edited and published many of Galileo's manuscripts and letters. In this book on the history and theories of optics, he recounts the observations of Bonaventura Corti, who discovered protoplasm in cells in 1774, but whose observations were overlooked until protoplasm was discovered by Treviranus in 1811. Venturi restates the original observations made by Corti, who later, in 1839 was finally credited with the first description of protoplasm. He also gives a history of the dioptra by recounting the Hero of Alexandria's treatise on the subject. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Researches concerning the Institutions & Monuments of the Ancient Inhabitants of America, with Descriptions & Views of Some of the Most Striking Scenes in the Cordilleras...translated from French by Helen Maria Williams

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown; J. Murray; H. Colburn, 1814. First edition in English. iv, 411; 324 pp. 20 plates on 19 sheets with 5 hand-colured. 2 vols. 8vo. Original drab boards, paper spine labels. Signed by B.M. Carter and Thomas White on the front pastedown. Handsome copy. First edition in English. iv, 411; 324 pp. 20 plates on 19 sheets with 5 hand-colured. 2 vols. 8vo. IN ORIGINAL BOARDS. Sabin 33751; Palau 116984; Goodman 622; Welch 161; Field 740

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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: Published by Bradford and Inskeep, 1814. First edition. Vol. I: large folding engraved "Map of Lewis and Clark's Track Across the Western Portion of North America" engraved by Samuel Harrison after Clark, plus two maps; xxviii, 470pp. Vol II: 3 maps; ix, [1], 522pp. 2 vols. 8vo (8-1/4 x 5 inches). Contemporary American gold-tooled, partly green-stained, tree sheep; roll-tooled Greek key and blind floral roll on sides; flat spines laid down with most of original spines preserved (vol. I: front joint repaired, spine ends restored with new gilt roll-tooling to style at head; vol. II: rear joint repaired, top 1-1/2 in. of spine restored with new gilt stamp and roll-tooling to style, some repair to front joint, tips restored) with Greek key and other gilt roll-tooling, wheat and rake, gravestone, and floral tools in compartments, blue morocco lettering pieces MATCHING THOSE OF THE PUBLISHER'S BINDINGS OF THE STREETER AND JEFFERSON/GRAFF COPIES, marbled edges, original marbled endpapers. Frontispiece map with three closed tears professionally and invisibly repaired. Foxing to endpapers, some sporadic offsetting, in all a very clean copy internally. Provenance: Robert Douglass (contemporary signature to verso of front free endpaper and title pages), Deirdre and Robert S. Pirie (bookplates). First edition. Vol. I: large folding engraved "Map of Lewis and Clark's Track Across the Western Portion of North America" engraved by Samuel Harrison after Clark, plus two maps; xxviii, 470pp. Vol II: 3 maps; ix, [1], 522pp. 2 vols. 8vo (8-1/4 x 5 inches). The first edition of "the definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent," (Wagner-Camp), an undisputed high spot of Americana that "must ever remain the basis of a collection of western books" (Coe). A distinguished copy, with the landmark map, in a fine contemporary American binding. Wagner-Camp 13:1; Coe, p. 22; Cohen MAPPNG THE WEST 7; PMM 272; Grolier AMERICAN 30; Howes L317; Tweney 89, 44; Graff 2477; Sabin 40828; Church 1309; Field 928; Streeter Sale III:1777; Streeter, AMERICAN BEGINNINGS 52; Shaw & Shoemaker 31924; Wheat MAPPING THE TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST 316

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        ARATOR; BEING A SERIES OF AGRICULTURAL ESSAYS, PRACTICAL & POLITICAL: IN SIXTY-ONE NUMBERS

      Georgetown, Columbia: Printed and published by J.M. Carter, 1814. Second edition, revised and enlarged. 12mo. (4), [9]-279, (1) pp. Sabin 94484. American Imprints 32909. Haynes 18131. Sowerby 814 (with a long note pertaining to the first edition and Jefferson's relationship with Taylor). Poor "Catalogue" 255 (for the sale of Jefferson's copy of this edition). Rink 1167. Previous owner's bookplate and old institutional stamp on front and rear pastedowns, some foxing and browning to text; still a good solid, untrimmed copy in the original binding. Original printed blue-green paper covered boards (mottled, spine perished). The first copy in original printed boards that we have seen and we haven't been able to locate another; the text on the binding prints information not available on copies in the usual calf, including "Price $1.39 in boards," a note mentioning Richards & Mallory as printers and publishers in addition to Carter, advertisements for other books printed by Richards & Mallory, and a more specific publication date of "April, 1814" for this title. (#6256) "A farmer himself, [Taylor] strove to improve agricultural methods on his own estate and in 1803 published a series of essays in a Georgetown newspaper to explain his methods and ideas. These were later reprinted … in 'Arator' whose central idea was the restoration of lost fertility to the soil by what Taylor called 'enclosing.' He believed that plants drew on the atmosphere for life and that as a result of plowing under crops and applying manure soils would regain lost fertility … he rejected tobacco, the overseer system, and the use of unprofitable slaves" (DAB).

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        BERLIN. Schöne Gesamtansicht.

      - Farbaquatinta von R. Bowyer, 1814, 22 x 32 cm. Kiewitz 64; Ernst, Berlin, Bd. I, S. 151, Nr. Bowyer 1. - Tadellos erhalten. Aufwendig gerahmt.

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        A Description of the Principal Picturesque Beauties, Antiquities, and Geological Phoenomena, of the Isle of Wight. With Additional Observations on the Strata of the Island, and their continuation in the adjacent parts of Dorsetshire. By Thomas Webster, Esq. Illustrated by maps and numerous engravings by W. and G. Cooke, from original drawings by Sir H. Englefield and T. Webster.

      FIRST EDITION, including an important geological work and an early geological map."Webster's original geological work was entirely concerned with the stratigraphy of the uppermost Jurassic, the Cretaceous, and the Tertiary rocks of southern England. In his chief paper (1814) Webster recorded a highly important piece of research, perhaps the first of its kind (being detailed and thoroughly scientific) on the geology of a British region Of even greater importance was his survey of the Isle of Wight (Cretaceous and Tertiary) and 'Isle' of Portland (mostly Jurassic and Cretaceous), with the production of one of the first geological maps of any part of Britain and one that was on a larger scale and more accurate than anything previously attempted. The geology of this classic region was almost completely unknown before Webster sketched, in words and pictures, the features of its structure" (John Challinor in DSB).Webster's contribution, in a series of twelve letters, occupies over half of this large and beautifully produced book, beginning on p. 117. Most of the folding plates are panoramas of cliff and rock formations.Challinor 80; also pp. 93-94: "unsurpassed The appearance of the map is a landmark in the history of the geological mapping of Britain." Geikie, The founders of geology, p. 239.Folio, 4 leaves, pp. xxvii, 238, (4), (2) blank, 47 engraved plates (9 folding) and 3 folding maps (1 hand-coloured and geological). Half-title, plate 1 bound as a frontispiece, sub-title to the "Additional Observations". Very faint dampstain in upper and lower margins towards the end. Twentieth century maroon straight grained morocco, spine lettered in gilt with gilt-ruled panels (spine slightly faded), t.e.g., other edges uncut, marbled endpapers, by Riviere & Son. A very good and large copy. Signature "Brannon" on half-title, i.e. George Brannon, author of Vectis Scenery and other books on the Isle of Wight.

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