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        Histoire de l'Inde ancienne et moderne ou l'Indostan EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Le Normant, 1814. Fine. Le Normant, Paris 1814, (4) xvj, 372pp. et (4) 408pp., reliés. - first edition, rare, illustrated in a very nice large folding map in color on heavy paper. Binding half speckled brown sheepskin contemporary. Back smooth decorated with irons the lyre and the ballot box. Part of title and volume number adorned with sheepskin chocolate. Gaps in mind. 2 Volume head wormholes 1. Small lacks the upper joint of Volume 2. scuffs tail. Despite some flaws, pretty good copy. Member of a family who lived in India for nearly a century, Collin Bar was governor of France in Pondicherry, he was imprisoned for eight years during which he conceived this book. After a general description of India, antiques, religion and its laws, its manners and its uses, it traces the history of ancient and modern India, and European rivalry, mainly those of France and England, and that until 1810; the book ends with a picture of the current state of India and foreign domination. - [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. Reliure en demi basane brune mouchetée d'époque. Dos lisse orné de fers à la lyre et à l'urne. Pièce de titre et de tomaison ornés en basane chocolat. Plats de papier raciné. Manques en tête. 2 trous de ver en tête du volume 1. Petits manques au mors supérieur du tome 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 moeurs 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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        DEFENCE OF FORT M'HENRY (THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER) - IN THE ANALECTIC MAGAZINE - VOL IV (JULY - DECEMBER, 1814)

      Philadelphia: Moses Thomas , 1814. Octavo; crimson leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine; 524pp, lacking the engraved general title page and four frontispiece portraits. Bookplate of Arthur Adelbert and Lillian Platt Stearns to front pastedown; joints and edges worn, with occasional board exposure; scattered soil and foxing throughout text, with tears affecting pp.99-104; Very Good. First magazine appearance of Key's poem, written in 1814 after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by ships from the Royal Navy in Baltimore Harbor during the Battle of Fort McHenry. The poem was set to the tune of a popular British song "To Anacreon in Heaven," written by John Stafford Smith. Set to Key's poem and re-named "The Star Spangled Banner," it would become a well-known American patriotic song, and was made the national anthem by congressional resolution on March 3, 1931.

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        Pietas Londinensis: the history, design, and present state of the various public charities in and near London. In six parts, I. Hospitals. II. Dispensaries, Lying-in and Medical charities. III. Colleges. IV. Alms Houses. V. School charities, charities for binding Poor Apprentices. VI. Miscellaneous charities

      London: C. Cradock & W. Joy; Doig & Stirling, Edinburgh; and M. Keene, Dublin. 1814. 8vo., (2) + xxix + (3) + 984pp., including the half-title, slight old dampstain in lower margin of first few leaves, one leaf with marginal tear (no loss), one page with corner text not printed, bound in a handsome recent binding of tan morocco, raised bands, gilt lines and labels. With the bookplate on front free endpaper of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors>. A good copy. Second printing. See Williams II, p.264. In fact this 1814 printing is a word-for-word reprint of the 1810 1st ed., reusing the 1810 title-page and half-title but adding a new title, dated 1814. This edition not in Goldsmiths. An extensive and comprehensive survey of charitable institutions in Regency London by Anthony Highmore (1758-1829). A lawyer by profession, Highmore was an intimate friend of Granville Sharp and had been actively opposed to the slave trade. Always a Londoner, he joined the Honourable Artillery Company during the alarm when a French invasion was threatened and was secretary of the London Lying-In Hospital. In addition to a number of legal publications, Highmore published two valuable surveys of London philanthropy, the Pietas Londinensis> of 1810, and his Philanthropia Metropolitana> of 1822. They are both of considerable value to the modern student. Pietas Londinensis> puts London charities into six broad categories: hospitals; dispensaries, lying-in, and medical charities; colleges; alms-houses; school-charities and charities for binding poor apprentices; and miscellaneous charities. The number and range is enormous, and include the Asylum for Female Orphans in which Dr. Bell's education plan was introduced, Bethlehem Hospital, School for the Indigent Blind, Hetherington's charity, Bridewell Hospital, Society for Bettering the Condition of the Poor, Deaf and Dumb Asylum, Foundling Hospital, Joseph Lancaster's School, London Female Penitentiary, London Workhouse, Magdalen Hospital, Marine Society, Orphans' Working School, Refuge for the Destitute, and scores of others. There is a comprehensive index.

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        APPARITIONS; OR, THE MYSTERY OF GHOSTS, HOBGOBLINS, AND HAUNTED HOUSES, DEVELOPED. BEING A COLLECTION OF ENTERTAINING STORIES, FOUNDED ON FACT; AND SELECTED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ERADICATING THOSE RIDICULOUS FEARS, WHICH THE IGNORANT, THE WEAK, AND THE SUPERSTITIOUS, ARE BUT TOO APT TO ENCOURAGE, FOR WANT OF PROPERLY EXAMINING INTO THE CAUSES OF SUCH ABSURD IMPOSITIONS

      London: Printed by Macdonald and Son, Cloth Fair, for Lackington, Allen, and Co., Finsbury Square,. 1814. rebound in a period nineteenth-century three-quarter brown leather and marbled boards, spine panel ruled and tooled in gold. red and green leather title and author pieces.. Frontispiece foxed with some offset on title page, some mild. scattered foxing in the text, a very good copy. Bound with a copy of. the enlarged (242 pages) 1815 second edition in an attractive modern. period binding. (#148267). First edition. A collection of credulous ghost stories based on UK legends and folklore, an early forerunner of similar compilations of "true" ghost stories by Catherine Crowe and Elliott O'Donnell. "When Horace Walpole used all the apparatus of Gothic fantasy in THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO (1765) he created a literary vehicle for ghosts without establishing the ghost story; the spectres were merely a stage effect. But they now became the stock-in- trade of the Gothic school of writing. In these novels a haunted edifice was an inevitable centerpiece. In most cases the hauntings were contrived by human agency or the ghost had a walk-on part in order to provoke the action; in much fewer cases were the ghost genuinely supernatural, with a more significant role. Most of these books were formulaic and repetitive, but a few are worthy of note... Although the better Gothics also utilized ghosts, these were usually rationalized. The use of sheeted spectres, wailing phantoms, rattling chains and gibbering skeletons reduced the supernatural element to burlesque, and the Gothic ghost story was soon parodied in such works as NIGHTMARE ABBEY (1818) by Thomas Love Peacock and NORTHANGER ABBEY (1818) by Jane Austen. Rudolph Ackermann published GHOST-STORIES; COLLECTED WITH A PARTICULAR VIEW TO COUNTERACT THE VULGAR BELIEF IN GHOSTS AND APPARITIONS... (1823) in an effort to counter the excesses of the Gothic story. In the UK the ghost story was as much influenced by folk tales and legend as by the Gothic romance. A number of Ghost Stories were collected in the same manner as the Grimm Brothers compiled their folk tales, and presented in narrative form. The main folklorists reporting these tales included James Hogg in WINTER EVENING TALES (1820) and THE SHEPHERD'S CALENDAR (1828), the brothers John and Michael Banim in REVELATIONS OF THE DEAD-ALIVE (1824) and T. Crofton Croker in FAIRY LEGENDS AND TRADITIONS OF THE SOUTH OF IRELAND (1825). Their stories take the form of reportage of folk legends, but became increasingly humanized. The best-remembered collector of ghost stories was Catherine Crowe, with her highly influential THE NIGHT SIDE OF NATURE (1848), LIGHT AND DARKNESS (1850) and GHOSTS AND FAMILY LEGENDS (1858). These set the trend for "real" ghost stories related in fictional narrative form, an approach that became very popular in the 1890s..." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 403. Eaton Catalogue 3: 344. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Block, The English Novel 1740-1850 (listing the 1815 enlarged second edition). Wolff 6671 (listing the 1815 edition).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Hanau, 22. IV. 1814.. 1 S. Kl.-4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief).. An die Barthsche Buchhandlung in Leipzig: "Ew. Wohlgeb. werden aus dem Schreiben des Herrn Polizeidirektors Schlenckh ersehen, daß derselbe Willens ist ein System der Polizei herauszugeben. Das Manuscript ist, soviel mir bekannt ist, mit Fleiß ausgearbeitet und Herr Polizeidirektor Schlenckh ein [...] wissenschaftlich gebildeter Mann. Sollte Ihnen nach näherer Prüfung des Manuscripts der Verlag conveniren, so würden Sie sich wohl bald in Hinsicht der Bedingungen vereinigen [...]". - Johann Heinrich Kopp wurde 1807 Professor der Chemie, Physik und Naturgeschichte am Athenaeum und 1813 zum Medzinalrat ernannt. "Seit 1814 Mitglied der medizinischen Deputation und Arzt im Hospital in der Altstadt, wurde er 1815 Hofrat, 1816 Garnisons-, Waisenhaus- und Stadtimpfarzt, 1824 Geheimer Obermedizinalrat und Leibarzt des Kurfürsten von Hessen. K. schrieb u. a. 'Über körperliche Verletzungen, insoweit sie das Verbrechen der Tötung bilden' (1812) und 'Ärztliche Bemerkungen, veranlaßt durch eine Reise in Deutschland und Frankreich im Frühjahr und Sommer 1825' (1825)" (DBE). - Mit kleinem Ausriß durch Siegelbruch.

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        SEEFELD/Pilsensee. "Schloß Seefeld". Burgansicht mit wanderndem Paar im Vordergrund.

      - Kreidelithographie von Domenico Quaglio, 1814, 24,5 x 23 cm. Winkler 640,23; Lentner 10525: "Seltene Inkunabel der Lithographie". - Tadellos erhalten.

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        "Schloß Seefeld". Burgansicht mit wanderndem Paar im Vordergrund.

      . Kreidelithographie von Domenico Quaglio, 1814, 24,5 x 23 cm.. Winkler 640,23; Lentner 10525: "Seltene Inkunabel der Lithographie". - Tadellos erhalten.

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        THE LETTERS OF LORD NELSON TO LADY HAMILTON ; WITH A SUPPLEMENT OF INTERESTING LETTERS, BY DISTINGUISHED CHARACTERS (complete in Two Volumes)

      London: Thomas Lovewell & Co.. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. 1814. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo Complete work in two volumes; vol. I: pp. xii, 273; vol. II: pp.viii, 264. Half title present in both volumes. Tastefully bound in later half green straight-grained morocco, five raised bands with gilt lines, red and gilt spine labels, matching green boards, near fine. Contents clean and tight, wide margined copy, plain endpapers, volume I has a few water marks to bottom edge of the first few pages and again to a few pages towards the rear, but do not detract; volume II clean throughout, no inscriptions. A near fine tight set of the uncommon first edition. .

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        Elementos de hygiene: ou dictames theoreticos, e practicos para conservar a saude, e prolongar a vida. Publicados por ordem da Academia Real das Sciencias.

      Lisbon, Typografia da Academia, 1814. - Printed on a random mix of white and blue "papel selado," each sheet bearing 10-, 20- or 40-rÈis tax stamps. (4 ll.), xiii, 170 pp., (2 ll. title-page and table of contents for Parte II), 171-347 pp., (1 blank p.), (1 l. errata). Lacking the two leaves of advertisements which sometimes follow p. 170 or are sometimes found at the end of the volume. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4?, contemporary tree calf (slight wear at extremities), spine richly gilt with red leather lettering piece, gilt letter, edges tinted yellow. Occasional light browning and soiling, but generally clean and crisp. Small stain to final nine leaves, mostly in outer margin. Overall in fine condition. 2 parts in 1 volume. ---- FIRST EDITION. The author discusses the influence of age, sex, habits and temperament on physical and mental health. He strongly advocates cold baths and nutritional foods, and cautions against immoderate consumption of tea and coffee.Mello Franco (1757-1823), a native of Minas Gerais, practiced medicine in Lisbon until 1817, when he returned to Brazil. He was frequently in trouble with the authorities for his liberal writings and associations, and spent several years imprisoned by the Inquisition. His @Tratado da educaÁ?o fysica dos meninos, Lisbon 1790, is the first book on pediatrics by a Brazilian. @Reino da estupidez, his satirical poem aimed at the professors of Coimbra, was circulating anonymously in manuscript as early as 1785 (the first printed version was not until 1818) and caused an enormous scandal.---- Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 321-2: "[t]his first edition is the only rare one"; giving an incomplete collation and listing later Lisbon editions of 1819 and 1823; @PerÌodo colonial pp. 143-4. Sacramento Blake III, 45: without collation. InnocÍncio III, 10-1: without collation and mistakenly giving year of publication as 1813. Bosch 292. JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books 814/13. Lisbon, Faculdade de Medicina, @Cat logo da colecÁ?o portuguesa I, 130-1: giving collation as (4 ll.), 13, 170 pp., 171-347 pp., (1 l.). Pires de Lima, @Cat logo da Bibliotheca da Escola Medico-Cirurgica do Porto 1661 (giving only xiii, 347 pp.). Ferreira de Mira, @Historia da medicina portuguesa pp. 311-12, 318. Santos Filho, @HistÛria geral da medicina brasileira I, 352. Not in Rodrigues. NUC: DNLM, RPJCB, CtY-M. OCLC: adds Wellcome Institute. SHIPPED FROM PORTUGAL [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Juan Sebastian de Elcano, Habil Piloto y Argonauta inmortal por haber sido el primero que dió la vuelta al mundo. Nació en Guetaria, y murió en la mar del Sur en 1526

      from the "Serie Grabados de Español Ilustres". n.d. c.1789-1814]. - 36.2 x 25.4 cm, copper engraving. RARE. Portrait of Juan Sebastian del Cano, then Elcano [1486-1526], Ferdinand Magellan's navigator. After Magellan was killed in the Philippines he brought one of Magellan's ships, the Victoria, back to Sanlucar de Barrameda with 18 surviving men, arriving on Sept. 6, 1522, after a journey of 3 years and 1 month. Thus, Elcano rather than Magellan, has the distinction of being the world's first circumnavigator.

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        Martial Achievements of Great Britain and Her Allies; from 1799 to 1815, The

      [1814-15]. first edition. An Amazing Large-Paper Copy with the Majority of the Plates in Three States[JENKINS, James]. [HEATH, William, artist]. The Martial Achievements of Great Britain and Her Allies; From 1799 to 1815. London: Printed for Js. Jenkins… by L. Harrison & J.C. Leigh, [1814-1815]. First Edition, Large Paper Copy with the majority of the plates in three states.Large quarto (13 1/8 x 11 inches; 335 x 277 mm.). Engraved (uncolored) vignette title-page (verso blank); engraved dedication leaf to the Duke of Wellington in two states, uncolored and colored; dedication to Duke of Wellington 2 pp., Description of vignette title (verso blank), Introduction 4 pp., Contents (list of plates) 2 pp., 60 unnumbered leaves of text, List of subscribers 4 pp. Extra 'colored' copy of plate 35 "Siege of St. Sebastian" used as an additional frontispiece and fifty-two hand-colored aquatint plates, including frontispiece (described as vignette title), dedication, and fifty-one views of military scenes and battles, by T. Sutherland, D. Havell, M. Dubourg, J. Hill et al from drawings by William Heath. Forty-nine of the plates are in three states, outline, uncolored and colored. The two other plates (numbers 11 & 18) are in two states, uncolored and colored.Plates watermarked ?"J. Whatman 1812?"; text watermarked, ?"J. Whatman 1812.?" With the exception of the 'Duke of Wellington' dedication leaves (uncolored and colored) which are watermarked "J. Whatman 1818" and "J. Whatman 1820", and plate 42 'Blowing up of the Bridge at Elster' which is watermarked "J. Whatman 1820".Contemporary maroon scored calf, covers decoratively paneled in gilt. Expertly rebacked (about 50 years ago) with original spine laid down. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, gilt board edges and turn-ins, red cloth endpapers, all edges gilt. Bookplate of Joel Spitz on front paste-down. Housed in a fleece-lined red buckram slipcase.A wonderful copy with the majority of the plates in three states. Abbey had a large-paper copy in the original thirteen parts (December 1814 through December 1815), but with the plates in colored state only. He makes no mention of copies with the 'plates in three states' - only Tooley makes note of this. It is quite fascinating t see the progression of the plates from the outline to the uncolored and then finally to hand-coloring.Provenance: acquired from Ackermann, Chicago, 1944. Excessively rare - the last copy with the plates in three states to appear at auction was nearly forty years ago. The Abdy copy (together with the Naval Achievements) sold for just under $9,000 in April 1976.In a discussion of color plate books on Wellington and Waterloo (?"a literature in themselves?"), Prideaux distinguishes this volume and Jenkins?'s 1817 companion volume, Naval Achievements of Great Britain and Her Allies, as ?"worthy of their theme; nor could one desire a finer record of heroic deeds?" (pp. 223, 224). William Heath (1794 - 1840) was a British artist. His early works often dealt with military themes, and this is probably the best known of his illustrated military books. Some of his later caricature works were published under the pseudonym Paul Pry.Abbey Life 365; Prideaux, p. 34; Tooley 281 ("Large-paper copies exist with the plates in three states.")

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        South East View of the Pennsylvania Hospital

      - Engraving c. 1814. Sheet size: 15 3/8 x 20 1/2". Inventory#: p419pmat. 0

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        The Constitution and the Java, on 29.12.1812, aquatint 1814

      Boydell & Co., London - "DEDICATED BY PERMISSION TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY. Plate 4 th. The Java in a Sinking state, set fire to & Blowing up. The CONSTITUTION at a distance a head, Laying to, unbending Sails, rapairing her Rigging &Cc. on the Evening of 29th Dec. 1812." One of four aguatints, engraved by R. Havell, published by Boydell and Colnaghi, London, 1814. The 38-gun frigate "Java", Captain Henry Lambert, oft the Brazilian Coast, met the American 44-gun frigate "Constitution", Captain W. Banbridge, on Dezember 29, 1812. In spite of disadvantages, the "Java" maintained the struggle for three hours and forty Minutes and then struck, but was so demaged that the Americans destroyed her. Reference: Old Naval Prints their Artists & Engravers, Charles N. Robinson, London, 1924, Plate LXXXIX. The complete set of four aquatints was sold by Sothebys New York, Sale N08278, on Fri, 18.01.2007 for 5.700 USD. Size of the leaf: 55x73 cm. and of the view: 36x45 cm., little brownish, a small crac (3x3 mm.), to restore. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        SERMONS, ON OUR DUTY TOWARDS GOD, OUR NEIGHBOUR, AND OURSELVES; AND ON OTHER SUBJECTS

      London: Printed for John Booth, 1814. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. 225 x 133 mm (8 7/8 x 5 1/4"). 1 p.l., lviii, 416 pp. FIRST EDITION. Pleasing contemporary midnight blue straight-grain morocco, covers framed by plain gilt rules outlining Greek key and palmette blind rolls, raised bands, compartments with central gilt fleuron radiating densely blind-tooled foliage, gilt-ruled turn-ins, all edges gilt; WITH AN EXCELLENT FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF DOVER CASTLE. A PRESENTATION COPY, with (slightly foxed) signed autograph letter bound in opposite title (with letter offsets): "The Author / begs Mr. E. S. Stephenson's / acceptance of this Volume / as a token of his / friendship and esteem. / R. S." Front pastedown with unidentified armorial bookplate. Full list of subscribers including addenda. A bit of wear to corners and joints, a very small (ink?) stain to edge of preliminary leaves visible at upper left background of fore-edge painting (not affecting primary image), otherwise a fine copy, clean and fresh internally in a lustrous binding. This is a decorative binding highlighted by an atmospheric fore-edge scene of Dover Castle painted by a skilled artist. The view depicts a cottage along a country road in the foreground, with Dover Castle looming in the background against a hazy sky; a small figure, presumably the cottage owner, stands right of center. The scene is well designed, with the eye moving from the cottage and castle towers at left toward the sea at the far right, the foreground landscape's more saturated color anchoring the composition. Of particular note is how this foregound, contrasted with the background's washed color, creates the illusion of perspective. Despite the (light) browns and greens at the bottom of the scene, the painting is essentially gray and particularly tranquil as a result. The skill of the painter here is seen most notably in his delicate and subtle shading, a challenge that defeats even very able practitioners of the fore-edge painting. As always, the dating of the painting is difficult, but we think that it was done much closer to the time of publication than to the present day. Our author, the Rev. Robert Stevens, was a celebrated speaker who ultimately rose to become the head of the chapter of canons at Rochester Cathedral.

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        DEFINITIVE TREATY OF PEACE AND AMITY BETWEEN HIS BRITANNIC MAJESTY AND HIS MOST CHRISTIAN MAJESTY

      London. [1814].. 39pp. with text in French and English on facing pages. Half title. Small quarto. Dbd. Minor foxing, half title detached but present. Very good. By this treaty the borders of France were returned to the status quo of 1792, including holdings in the Caribbean, so that France got back Tobago, St. Lucia, and Martinique, but had to return part of Santo Domingo. OCLC locates only three copies of this scarce printing. DAVENPORT 196. OCLC 38656503, 24454998.

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        STUDIES OF FRUIT AND FLOWERS, PAINTED FROM NATURE. [bound with] THE ELEMENTS OF FLOWER AND FRUIT PAINTING; ILLUSTRATED WITH ENGRAVINGS

      London: R. Ackermann, 1814. n. Hardcover. Some of "the Most Exquisite of all Flower PrintsIn their Beauty and Delicacy of Execution" 356 x 279 mm (14 x 11"). [13] leaves of text. Recent retrospective quarter calf, flat spine divided into panels by gilt Greek key roll, green morocco label. WITH 49 ATTRACTIVE ENGRAVINGS OF FRUITS AND FLOWERS (including the frontispiece) by T. L. Busby, 25 OF THE PLATES STIPPLE-ENGRAVED, PRINTED IN COLORS by B. McQueen, AND FINISHED BY HAND (the other plates printed in outline or else in "flat" color). Dunthorne 320 and 321; Nissen 2067 and 2068; "Great Flower Books," pp. 147-48. Occasional mild thumbing, otherwise AN ESPECIALLY FINE COPY, clean and bright internally, with rich coloring, in an unworn binding. This is a beautiful copy of an exceptionally lovely botanical item based on Vincent's 1810 "Études de Fleurs et de Fruits," which Dunthorne says contains some of "the most exquisite of all flower prints in their beauty and delicacy of execution." The plates were engraved in reverse by T. R. Busby from the Lambert-Vincent illustrtions used in the French edition. Dunthorne says that his work is notable for containing "the only English stipple engravings printed in colour by a printer whose name is recorded." The work is putatively a manual for students, and there is some text here that describes the plates in such a way as to be helpful to the aspiring painter. But certainly for us now, the book is a collection of outstanding botanical images. Henriette Antoinette Vincent (1786-1830) was one of the group of painters, among them Redouté, Prevost, and Turpin, who at the turn of the 19th century brought France preeminence in the genre of botanical paintings. Like her fellow artists, Vincent had studied with the great flower painter of the Jardin des Plantes, Gerard van Spaendonck, and was later a pupil with Redouté, whose influence is unmistakable in the rose pictured in this work. The work is bibliographically confusing to begin with, and the present copy makes matters worse by atypically segregating all (but one) of the outline plates in the second part (after "The Elements" title page) and all of the fully colored plates in the first part. A work like this, enjoyed for its beauty and studied for its techniques, would usually be found in a dilapidated state, but the present item is remarkably clean and well preserved, with few signs of use. This is a very scarce work in any state: ABPC and American Exchange find just three copies at auction in the past 35 years, the last selling at Sotheby's London in 1987 for the equivalent of about $8,000.

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        [Nasid tahani li-sa'adat al-kulli al-diyana Lwis al-tamin 'asar malik Faransa wa-Nawar]. Cantique de Felicitation a Sa Majeste Tres-Chretienne Louis le Desire, Roi de France et de Navarre, compose en arabe par Michel Sabbagh, et traduit en francais par Grangeret de Lagrange, eleve de l'Ecole speciale des langues orientales.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1814.. Large 4to. 23, (1) pp. Arabic text with French translation opposite. Contemp. blue marbled paper wrappers.. Rare congratulatory canticle to Louis XVIII of France, composed by Michel Sabbagh in Arabic and translated into French by Grangeret Lagrange, student of the Special School of Oriental Languages. One of the few works confirming the continuation of the production of texts in Arabic at the Imprimerie Royale, composed on the occasion of the First Restoration and the accession of Louis XVIII to the French throne. - Mihail ibn Niqula ibn Ibrahim al-Sabbag (1784-1816), whose name was francized into Michel Sabbagh, was of Palestinian origin. After completing his studies in Damascus, he moved to Cairo from amidst the Syrian Melkite community; during the Campaign of the Armee de l'Orient he was an interpreter for the French, and he followed them during the embarkation that followed the capitulation of Desaix. In Paris, Silvestre de Sacy involved Sabbagh with his work, in 1807 he officially became copyist for the Imperial Library, and also created a translation service of Arabic texts into the French language. - Binding rubbed; slight rustmark to half-title; very clean altogether. - OCLC 11873620. Cf. Fück 143 (for Sabbagh).

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        Der Lunzer See.

      Wien, Artaria, 1814-24.. 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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        The Olive Branch: or Faults on Both Sides, Federal and Democratic A Serious Appeal on the necessity of Mutual Forgiveness and Harmony to save our country

      Philadelphia: M. Carey, 1814. First Edition, complete with pp. 245-248. [iv], [5]-252 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary mottled calf, black leather spine label. Front joint slightly rubbed, else fine. Bookplate of Edwin A. Stevens of Hoboken. First Edition, complete with pp. 245-248. [iv], [5]-252 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. FIRST EDITION. Carey's most celebrated pamphlet, a "burning attack on the New Englanders who were reluctant in their support of the War of 1812 ..." Clarkin. Sabin 10877; Clarkin 777; Shaw and Shoemaker 31090

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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 Life of Nelson

      London: for John Murray,, 1814. 2 volumes octavo, (150 × 94 mm). Contemporary tree calf, flat spine gilt in compartments with attractive quatrefoil centrepieces, red morocco label lettered in gilt to second, board edges ruled in gilt, text-block edges sprinkled blue. Engraved portrait frontispiece to vol. I, frontispiece of vol. II with five facsimile signatures. Contemporary bookseller's ticket of Barratt's Library, Bond Street, Bath to vol. I front pastedown. Spines sunned, extremities very slightly rubbed, internally crisp and fresh. A handsome set. Second edition, the year after the first, this copy inscribed on the title page "To Mrs Holroyd, from one very grateful for the hope of her remembrance. Jane Davy, Nov. 21st 1817", together with a laid-in note in the same hand, reading "In addition to Mrs Holroyd's usual breakfast, the only copy to be obtained after 5 libraries searched so its homeliness must be excused. Thursday morn". A nice bluestocking copy: Jane Davy (née Kerr, 1780-1855) was first unhappily married to Shuckburgh Apreece, the son of a baronet. "After Apreece died his widow made her mark in society, as her distant cousin Walter Scott said, by taking 'the blue line, and by great tact and management actually established herself as a leader of literary fashion' (Journal, 1.107)" (ODNB). Moving to London in 1811 she found herself "hotly pursued" by Humphry Davy: the couple were married soon after and her wealth enabled him to devote himself entirely to research. In 1815 they returned from an eighteen-month tour of the continent and "Jane resumed energetic social life in London, interspersed with tours to various parts of Britain", an itinerary which on present evidence included a visit to fellow hostess Sarah ("Serena") Martha Holroyd (1739-1820) in Bath, who lived at 3 Queen's Parade. The unmarried Holroyd ("Mrs" then commonly applied to elderly ladies of her social standing) was a prolific letter-writer, brother to the first Earl of Sheffield and a close friend of Fanny Burney, herself a resident of Bath for several years. "Southey constructed an early-nineteenth century hero as a model for the young - in his words, a 'patriotic manual.' He told a friend that he would write 'such a life of Nelson as shall be put into the hands of every youth destined for the Navy'" (Knight The Pursuit of Victory p.542), the present copy evidence, however, that Southey if anything underestimated the appeal of his elegant account, which quickly came to dominate the Nelson biography market.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM ELBRIDGE GERRY TO AN UNIDENTIFIED RECIPIENT, DISCUSSING MASSACHUSETTS POLITICS]

      Washington. Feb. 21, 1814.. [3]pp. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines. Some separation at central fold. Minor soiling. Trimmed closely at bottom, with loss of a line of text. Good. Elbridge Gerry writes to an unidentified recipient - likely a son-in-law or another close male relative - regarding the recipient's political post and advancement in Massachusetts society. Gerry dispenses advice, based on many years in the field of political play: "The appointment of the Judge Advocate can easily be accounted for, by the presence of his advocates. Every wheel is put in motion on such occasions, & gives a great impetus. No application has been made for yourself, to my knowledge, as a secretary of legation. There was an enquiry, on this point, made to J.Q. Adams; but it is not a place in my estimation adequate to your talents & grade in society, & the emoluments, about 3000£, would not, when the expenses are deducted, be worth your acceptance....I do not conceive that circumstanced as you are at present, holding 'by courtesy' under the government of the state, a beneficial office, you can with propriety attack the government. To vote is one thing, but it is quite another thing, to be open in opposition. There seems to be an obligation of decency & consistency, if not of honor, to be neutral at least whilst you cannot be an advocate for the government; & previously to hostilities, to relinquish the office. The latter is a measure which cannot be justified to your family, under existing circumstances, & as it is not requisite or indispensable, I think you are justly entitled to a truce, until you are called on by your country to act, & a post is assigned worthy of your rank in society." Elbridge Gerry was a politician and signer of the Declaration of Independence from Massachusetts with a well- established mercantile business. He would go on to become governor of Massachusetts and vice president under James Madison, and become notorious for being the namesake of the term "gerrymandering." He was a close friend and associate of John Adams, among others. This letter was written in the last year of his life.

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        Grundsätze der Staatswirthschaft Eine durch das National-Institut in der Sitzung vom 15. Rivose, Jahr IX (5. Januar 1801) gekröte Preisschrift.

      Bauer, Wien 1814 - VIII, 174 S., marmor. Hlwd. d. Zt. mit verg. Rtitel Einb. etwas berieben. Innen sauber [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

      La vedova Bodoni, Parma 1814 - In 8, pp. (4) + XLIV con ritr. inc. in medaglionne. M. pl. mod. Edizione non venale stampata in 500 copie che la Vedova Bodoni regalo' ad amici e collaboratori. Brooks, 1148. ITA

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        ALTMARK. - Karte. "Specialkarte von der Altemark und den angrenzenden Provinzen".

      - Grenzkol. Kupferstich nach D.F. Sotzmann bei Simon Schropp, dat. 1814, 55 x 71 cm. Die Karte mit Stendal und Tangermünde im Zentrum zeigt das Gebiet von Salzwedel bis Rathenau und von Wittenberge bis Wollmirstadt. Mit Kopftitel, links oben Farbangaben zu den verzeichneten Kreisen und rechts oben Erklärung der Zeichen. Die Karte wurde 1813 von dem Militärgeographen D.F. Sotzmann entworfen und 1814 bei Simon Schropp in Berlin verlegt. Hier liegt die 1816 von C.F. Klöden revidierte Fassung vor. Sehr gut erhalten.

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        Geschichte der römischen und griechischen Kaiser von Julius Cäsar bis Franz II. mit ihren Bildnissen (5 Bände).

      Wien, Bauer, 1814. - Mit 181 Kupfertafeln nach Q. Mark, Halblederbände der Zeit, 23,5 x 18 cm, Einbände etwas berieben und bestossen, die Tafeln nummeriert bis „No. 209", für 28 Kaiser erschienen keine Kupfertafeln „vacant". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Peter de Groote, Keizer van Rusland, in Holland en te Zaandam, in 1697 en 1717.

      . Met (3) Platen und einem Frontispiz, Erstausgabe, Amsterdam, Hendrik Gartman, 1814, XXVI, 339 und (2 Blätter), XXXI, 328 Seiten, 21x13cm, Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückentiteln, Ecken bestoßen, stellenweise etwas berieben, vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig, sonst nur geringe Gebrauchs- und Alterungsspuren, 2 Bände, Text in holländisch,.

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        De la réorganisation de la société européenne ou de la nécessité et des moy EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: A. Egron & Delaunay, 1814. Fine. A. Egron & Delaunay, Paris 1814, 13x20cm, broché. - First Edition paperback undercover silent waiting, as in pen on the front cover. A small gallery to affect the last 20 pages, some foxing otherwise good copy, with all margins, as published. In a very rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale brochée sous couverture muette d'attente, titre à la plume sur le premier plat. Une petite galerie de vers affectant les 20 dernières pages, quelques rousseurs sinon bon exemplaire, à toutes marges, tel que paru. D'une insigne rareté.

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        Autograph letter signed, to Vicomte Charles Morel de Vinde regarding the d'Entrecasteaux voyage publication

      Paris, 1814. Manuscript letter, 227 x 183 mm., on a bifolium sheet, letter comprising first page with three blank pages, dated and signed by Rossel; folded to letter size, addressed with remnants of seal, very good condition. A friendly letter from Paul-Édouard Rossel to the Vicomte Charles Morel de Vinde, agronomist, politician, and man of letters, expressing his hope that a set of the d'Entrecasteaux voyage publication, with accompanying atlas, will be well received. The letter was sent during the peace established by the first Treaty of Paris (signed in May 1814).Rossel had edited the official account of the d'Entrecasteaux voyage for publication, a process which took many years due to the political fall-out from the Revolution. By the time the expedition had reached Dutch Java Rossel was the commanding officer, and despite his inexperience "was to prove a resourceful and able commandant in a passage that had perils and hardships in store" (Horner, Looking for La Pérouse, p. 194). However, Rossel was also a royalist, with the result that he was sidelined for many years. Only in 1808, after several years in exile in England, did he publish the magnificent official account of the voyage, from d'Entrecasteaux's original journals.This letter originally accompanied a gift of "les deux gros volumes et l'atlas que j'ai l'honneur de lui envoyer", with the hope that it will take pride of place in Morel's library. The Vicomte was certainly an influential figure, a corresponding member of the Académie des sciences, who had also had a few narrow escapes because of his political allegiance. He is known to have had a magnificent library.

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        Wielands sämmtliche Werke. 45 Bände in 32 Bdn. Carlsruhe, im Bureau der deutschen Classiker 1814-18. 4to. Ca. 15000 S. Hellbraune Orig.-Halblederbde. mit schöner Romantikervergoldung, roten u. grünen Rückenschildern.

      . . Wunderschöne Gesamtausgabe der Werke Wielands in eleganten, zeitgenössischen Einbänden. Vollkommen fleckenfreies und breitrandiges Exemplar. In diesem perfekten Zustand heute kaum mehr auffindbar.

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        Itinéraire et souvenirs d'Angleterre et d'Ecosse 1814 - 1826

      First EditionBinding late nineteenth lees of wine signed Wiener tail of the first volume. Imprimerie de Prosper Dondey-Dupré4 tomes en 4 Vol. fort in-8 (15,5x25,3cm) reliés

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        Réflexions politiques sur quelques écrits du jour et sur les intérêts de to EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Le Normant, 1814. Fine. Le Normant, Paris 1814, 14x22,5cm, relié. - First Edition. Bound in half black morocco, spine with five nerves, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper. Our copy is enriched with an autograph ticket that does not seem eter of the hand of the author, mounted on tab: "A Madame, Madame la Comtesse Charles de Goutaud St. Louis the Great # 23", dated December 1821 . The note on the back of an invitation to the blessing of the new chapel of the Infirmary Maria Theresa. Heavenly Chateaubriand, wife of the author, founded the hospital in 1819, an institution that is on a mission to accommodate older priests and nobles women widowed during the Revolution. Located in the rue Denfert at number 86 as we said this invitation, this institution still exists and welcomes retired Parisian priests. Without gaps affect the text at the location of seals. A small manufacturing defect in the paper at the bottom of the title page. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [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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        Notes on a Journey through France / Notes on a Journey in America from the Coast of Virginia to the Territory of Illinois / Letters from Illinois

      London, UK. Very Good. Hardcover. Three volumes bound in one by settler of the Middle West, Morris Birkbeck. Birkbeck emigrated from England and established an agricultural community in the Wabash River valley in Illinois, worked for the abolitionist cause, and was eventually appointed Secretary of State by Illinois's second governor, Edward Coles. The pro-slavery legislature rejected the appointment. Notes on a Journey Through France; William Phillips,1814. Notes on a Journey in America; James Ridgway, 1818 (2nd Edition). Letters from Illinois; Taylor and Hessey, 1818 (2nd Edition). Folding map in Notes on a Journey in America is present; Letters from Illinois lacks maps. Few names from previous owners in ink, this has been clipped out on the title page of first volume. Quarter leather over marbled boards, rubbing to edges, interior has some foxing but is overall clean, binding tight. Map from second volume is quite creased. Howes B-468, Howes B-467. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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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. Volune One only

      Bradford and Inskeep, 1814, Disbound, Book Condition: Fair, First Edition Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, NOTE: This is Volume One only of two and consists of the text block plus later boards. Prepared for the press by Paul Allen, Esquire. Philadelphia. Published by Bradford and Inskeep, 1814. J. Maxwell, Printer. True first edition. One octavo volume, 9 x 5.75 inches. xxviii and 470 numbered pages [p. 89 not numbered]. Age-darkening and spotting to the preliminaries. Old stain, about 1 square inch, to the upper corners of the pages starting on the title page and disapperaing about half-way through the book. This copy lacking the spectacular folding map (the frontispiece of Volume I). That map was not inserted in all copies of the original but obviously had been in this copy inasmuch as there is a frontispiece map remant of about 4 square inches present. Title page with previous owner name in a faded ink hand, "J. H. Walker from [illegible] July 1910." This volume includes a "Life of Captain Lewis" by President Jefferson, who commissioned the expedition. Opposite p. 63 is a full-page, uncolored, engraved map, Fortification [aka Ancient Fortification on the Missouri River, opposite Bonhomme Island], the map with off-setting from the opposite page, otherwise very good. 18 x 11 cm., scale 1 to 17,000. The map shows remains of a fortification on the Missouri River. Opposite p. 261 is a full-page, uncolored, engraved map, The Falls and Portage, the map with off-setting from the opposite page, otherwise very good. 18 x 11 cm., scale 1 to 133,000. This map shows the falls along the upper Missouri along with the portage route (17 miles) used by the Corps of Discovery. Off-setting to all the pages, as is typical with this edition. Page v with a pasted-on clipping below the end of the preface and measuring about 5.75 x 2.5 inches. Clipping titled, "John Colter's Hell." Colter was one of the privates under Lewis and Clark. The fore- and bottom page edges bruised, as the volume had been issued in deckled format and the edges were compressed over time. Rated a Fair copy overall and worthy of conservation. "Most important of all overland narratives," and "the definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" (Wagner-Camp). With thanks to PBA for the following commentary: "First edition of the official account of the most famous and most important expedition of exploration in U.S. history, a monumental undertaking executed with unbelievable skill and bravery forever embedded in the American consciousness. Derived from the journals of Lewis and Clark and other members of the expedition. Originally expected to be published shortly after the return of the expedition in 1806, the work was delayed by a number of circumstances, including Lewis's death in 1809, and Clark's various government appointments. Although Paul Allen is listed as the editor, the major work was actually done by Nicholas Biddle, a gifted young Philadelphia lawyer who was unable to complete the final portion of the work due to his election as a state legislator, and he enlisted Paul Allen for the task. Allen's major contribution, according to Cutright, was to induce Thomas Jefferson to write a biographical sketch of Captain Lewis in tribute to his former secretary and hero of the expedition who took his own life (some say he was murdered) four years before the publication of this history." Howes L317; Sabin 40828; WC 13; Wheat 316.

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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

      London: W. Bulmer and Co, 1814. Complete set of the Flinders account, comprising: two volumes, quarto, with nine engraved plates, some of the offsetting familiar to this work, but generally very good; the text volumes bound in mellow nineteenth century calf gilt-ruled and blind stamped, rebacked in period style, endpapers renewed; the atlas in modern half calf, marbled boards, nine large charts (a couple with neatly strengthened along folds), seven single-page charts, two double-page plates of coastal views and ten botanical plates, all first-issue plates with large margins, some spotting and offsetting; a sound and handsome set. One of the greatest of all classics of Australian exploration and discovery and scarce on the market: a handsome set of Flinders' classic account of his voyage on board the Investigator, the full-scale expedition to discover and explore the entire coastline of Australia (which was the name that Flinders himself preferred and championed).The three volumes form a complete record of the expedition, including an authoritative introductory history of maritime exploration in Australian waters from the earliest times. The text contains a day-by-day account of the Investigator voyage and Flinders' later voyages on the Porpoise and the Cumberland. Robert Brown's "General Remarks, geographical and systematical, on the Botany of Terra Australis", which is illustrated by Ferdinand Bauer's botanical plates in the atlas, is printed as an appendix in the second volume.The text is illustrated by nine engraved plates and two double-page plates of coastal views in the atlas by the landscape painter William Westall, who travelled as official artist on the voyage. These are in many cases the very earliest views of the places visited and discovered on the voyage. Flinders' charts in the atlas were of such accuracy that they continued to be issued by the Admiralty for decades and form the basis of all modern charts of Australia. All the charts in the atlas here bear the imprint "W. & G. Nicol Pall Mall... 1814", an important point that identifies them all as being in the correct first issue form. Australian Rare Books, 67a; Hill, 614; Ingleton, 6487; Kroepelien, 438; Nissen BBI, 637; Stafleu & Cowan, I, 1806.

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        Memoria sobre el estado actual de la guerra, y la necesidad de concluirla. @[text begins:] Por que algunos espiritus pusillanimes, ó mal intencionados manifiestan temores .

      (Santiago de Chile, P.D.J.C. Gallardo), dated April 5, 1814. - Caption title. 6 pp., (1 blank l.). 4°, disbound. Light browning. Good to very good condition. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Lastra, supreme director of Chile, explains the plans and precautions instituted by the government. He reassures citizens that whatever happens, Chile will never go back to its former role as a colony: "Ninguno, por estupido que sea, se persuadirá que si los enemigos ocupasen este Estado nos reduciriamos unicamente al antiguo sistema colonial, y de nulidad politica" (p. 1). Reversion to Chile's former status was, in fact, precisely what the royalists (allied with troops sent by the Viceroy of Peru) were fighting for, and what was forced upon Chile after the defeat of O'Higgins at Rancagua in October 1814.Lastra mentions Quito, Montevideo, and Buenos Aires; he also brings up piracy, the victories of O'Higgins and MacKenna in March 1814, the number of troops and artillery that Chile can put into the field, and the activities of José Miguel Carrera, who in July overthrew Lastra's government.Francisco de la Lastra (1777-1852) was an early advocate of Chilean independence and in 1814 served briefly as the country's first supreme director, before signing the Treaty of Lircay. Deported to the Juan Fernández Islands from 1814 to 1817, he returned to take up a position as intendant of Santiago. In the absence of Ramón Freire, Lastra was again the supreme director of Chile for a few months in 1823-1824. Lastra later led the liberals in the Civil War of 1829. After being defeated by General Prieto at Ochagavía, he became a judge and was elected to the Camara de Diputados del Congreso Nacional.---- Medina @Santiago de Chile 73. Briseño I, 200. OCLC: 54192376 (Yale University, Biblioteca Nacional de Chile). Not located in CCPBE. Not located in Rebiun. Not located in Copac. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A History of the University of Oxford

      1814. first edition. One of Twenty-Five Large Paper CopiesACKERMANN, Rudolph. A History of the University of Oxford. Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings. In Two Volumes. London: R. Ackermann, 1814. First edition, earliest state of plates, large paper copy. List of Plates (without the 'Founders');One of twenty-five (of fifty) large paper copies on thick paper with hand-colored plates. Two elephant quarto volumes (16 1/4 x 13 inches; 417 x 330 mm.). viii, xxv, [1, blank], 275, [1, blank], [xiv, index & list of subscribers]; [2, arrangement of the plates; [iv], 262, [6, index] pp. With the list of subscribers, the dedication to Lord Grenville and the uncolored engraved portrait of Lord Grenville mounted on India paper (portrait a little foxed). Eighty-two plates (bound without the thirty-three portraits of Founders as often the case with the earliest issues), all hand-colored aquatints or stipple-engravings by Bluck, Stadler, Hill and others after Pugin, Westall, Mackenzie and others. Complete with the half-titles. Most plates watermarked "J. Whatman 1811."Bound ca. 1840 in three-quarter brown morocco over purple cloth boards, ruled in blind. Spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. Portrait frontispiece on India paper a little foxed as usual, otherwise a very fine and fresh copy with superior hand-coloring.This copy possesses five of Tooley's eight points for "really choice copies": Plate 15, Vol. I signed R. Hills after F. Nash: Plate 50, Vol. I, dated May 1; Plate 78, Vol. II dated June 1; Plate 78 dated June I; Plate 84, Vol II, signed J. Bluck af F. Mackenzie; and Plate 95 dated Decr."These two books [Ackermann's History of Oxford and History of Cambridge] are among the finest ever executed. A. Pugin, F. Nach, F. Mackenzie, and W. Westall were associated in the drawings, which are worthy even of the splendid architectural monuments they commemorate, while the engraving was carried out by such masters of aquatint as J. Bluck, J.C. Stadler, F.C. Lewis, D. Havell and others of like reputation. The result was the production of plates of unequaled merit in their particular line" (Prideaux, pp. 125-6).Abbey, Scenery, 278; Tooley 5; Prideaux pp. 125-6.

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        Selections of the Ancient Costumes of Great Britain and Ireland from the Seventh to the Sixteenth Century [and]Ancient Costume of Great Britain and Ireland

      1814-15. first edition. One of the Principal Sources from which Illustrators of Ancient Costume have Derived their Material"MEYRICK, Samuel Rush. SMITH, Charles Hamilton. The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of The British Isles, from the Earliest Periods to the Sixteenth Century; to which is added, that of the Gothic Nations on the Western Coasts of the Baltic, the Ancestors of the Anglo-Saxons and Anglo-Danes. London: Printed by William Bulmer, Shakespeare Press, Published by R. Havell, 1815. Large Paper Copy. Large folio (16 1/8 x 12 1/2 inches; 409 x 317 mm.). [viii], 59, [1, blank] pp. Twenty-five hand colored aquatint plates (including frontispiece). Plates watermarked 1810, text watermarked 1811. [together with]SMITH, Charles Hamilton. Selections of the Ancient Costume of Great Britain and Ireland, from the Seventh to the Sixteenth Century, out of the collection in the possession of the author. London: Printed for William Bulmer, Shakespeare Press, for Messrs. Colnaghi and Co., 1814.Large Paper Copy. Large folio (16 x 12 1/2 inches; 406 x 317 mm.). iii-viii, [2, list of subscribers], 60 leaves of text. Engraved dedication leaf and sixty-one hand colored aquatint plates (including frontispiece). Plates watermarked 1820 & 1824, text watermarked 1811. Title-page, preface (2 leaves), and the text to plates 6, 9, 10, 11, 15, 33, 34, 49, & 50 inlaid to size. Bound without the half-title and the list of plates/errata leaf. Together two folio volumes, large-paper copies. Full contemporary red straight-grain morocco, covers decoratively paneled in gilt, spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board-edges and turn-ins, brown end-papers, all edges gilt. With the Armorial bookplate of Sir Joseph Radcliffe Bart. on front paste-downs. A remarkably fine set despite the later watermarks and twelve text leaves inlaid to size in The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of The British Isles…The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of The British Isles: "This was one of a number of books that had been inspired by William Stukeley's work on Stonehenge, which had brought Druids and ancient Britons to the forefront of the romantic imagination. The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Islands and other works developed Stukeley's ideas within a strongly patriotic framework. The pictures of ancient Britons in these publications show a mixture of influences. In part they resemble the images of native Americans that appeared in early travel literature, but the figures are in poses like those of the classical gods that travellers saw in Greek and Roman sculptures while on the Grand Tour. In addition, they are shown wearing the ornaments and weapons that antiquaries were discovering and publishing in the Society of Antiquaries' journal Archaeologia and elsewhere. Bronze swords and rapiers, as well as torcs, socketed axes, and gold lunulae and brooches all appear in these imagined recreations of life in ancient Britain.The speculation about the clothing of the early Britons and how they used the various objects is typical of these works. Smith's fanciful images include 'A Briton of the Interior' standing before an earthwork fort, tattooed Maaeatae and Caledonians from North Briton in front of a cromlech, and various Druid priests and bards. His speculations were based on earlier research by Meyrick." (British Museum).Selections of the Ancient Costume of Great Britain and Ireland: This monumental work on costume was illustrated from drawings that Hamilton Smith made from his own collections, and then afterwards they were etched by John Augustus Atkinson who somewhat enlivened the sketches. His principal aim was to make it possible for the theater and painters to reproduce historical costume accurately. "In 1814 also Colnaghi and Company added to the books of costume Selections of the Ancient Costume of Great Britain and Ireland from the seventh to the sixteenth century, by Colonel Hamilton Smith. The sixty-one plates are all inscribed as 'etched by J.A. Atkinson,' who infused much of his own spirit into the original drawings. They are finished in colour aquatint by J. Hill, J. Merigot, and R. and D. Havell. The costumes represented are those of the seventh to the sixteenth century, and the figures wearing them are placed in appropriate surroundings. Hamilton Smith was a keen traveller, and in the intervals of his active military career he acumulated materials for numerous subjects of historical, zoological, and antiquarian research." (Martin Hardie, p. 154)."These two books on the costume of Great Britain have ever since been one of the principal sources from which illustrators of ancient costume have derived their material, and it is scarcely possible to open any pictorial English history, or any work bearing on the dress and manners of our ancestors, without recognizing some group of figures appropriated or adapted from Smith's drawings." (Martin Hardie, p. 155).References: Ancient Costume… Colas 2051, Lipperheide, 276, Tooley, 326, Abbey, Life in England, 427: Selections… Colas 2755, Lipperheide, 988, Tooley 457.

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        War of 1812]: Manuscript Orderly Book for the Second Regiment, First Rifle Brigade, United States Army, as kept by Lt. William House at Camp Springfield, Baltimore, Maryland, Fall of 1814

      - Small quarto. 161pp. Original roan and marbled papercovered boards. House's contemporary ownership signature and rank on the front board. Boards a little rubbed, still a nice, very near fine example, housed in a custom black half-morocco and marbled papercovered boards, clamshell case.The orderly book consists of approximately 10,000 words and includes various types of entries: Briagade and Regimental orders, morning reports, duty assignments, sick lists, news from other fronts of the War, a list of field and staff officers, results of a court martial, and other details of the day-to-day operation of an Army Regiment. While most of the entries are in House's hand, a few entries appear to be in the hand of the officer responsible for issuing the order or report; a few other are in House's hand, but appear to be signed by the issuing officer.The British Army carried out its successful campaign against Washington, D.C. between August 19-29, 1814, eventually buring the city before turning its attentions to Baltimore. Its opening sally against that city resulted in the death of the British commander, General Robert Ross, and the attack by sea was stymied on September 13th by the batteries at Fort McHenry (which, of course, inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem that was adapted to become "The Star Spangled Banner", which was eventually designated as America's National Anthem). The British fleet withdrew of October 14th. the successful defense of the city eventually lead to the signing of the Treaty of Ghent two months later, formally (if not practically - see the Battle of New Orleans) ending the War.Lt. House's orderly book for the Second Regiment picks up the Baltimore campaign a week after the bombardment of Ft. McHenry and includes details of preparations against a subsequent British attack that was never mounted, reading in part: "Major General Watson will form the Riflemen in his division into Patapsco Neck as far the Battleground [North Point, the site of the death of General Ross], the mouth of Bear and Colesgate Creeks, that the officers and men may be made acquainted with the ground on which they have to act on the approach of the enemy."A densely written and detailed volume shedding light on the daily operation of the Army during wartime, and a fascinating artifact of a little-studied war that was vital to the survival of the nation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Junger Maler seine junge Frau als Madonna malend, ihnen zu Füßen ein Kind.

      . Feder in Schwarz, mit Sepia laviert, auf festem Bütten. 16,1:12,8 cm. Papier leicht vergilbt, minimale Fehlstelle im rechten Rand, verso Klebereste an den Ecken.. Der Vater Ludwig Richters war seit 1814 Schüler der Dresdener Akademie, 1817-1820 bei F. Matthäi (1777-1845). 1824 oder 1825 ging er nach München zu P. von Cornelius (1783-1867), der ihn beeinflusste. 1826/27 hielt er sich im Kreis von J. Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872) in Wien auf, 1827-1829 folgte ein Aufenthalt in Italien, meist in Rom im Nazarenerkreis. 1830 kehrte er nach Dresden zurück und wurde Lehrer an der Akademie. Seit 1839 litt er an einer fortschreitenden geistigen Erkrankung, 1845 wurde er aus dem Lehramt abgelöst und in der Heilanstalt Sonnenstein interniert. Die mit sensiblem Strich aufs Papier gebrachte Zeichnung ist vermutlich in Italien um 1827/29 entstanden, denn die den Hintergrund bildende Landschaft trägt südlichen Charakter. Das Bildmotiv ist ein Zitat des christlichen Themas "Der heilige Lukas malt die Madonna".

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        Traite d'economie politique ou simple exposition de la maniere dont se forment, se distribuent et se consomment les richesses.

      Paris, Renouard, 1814.. 2nde Edition. 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).

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        Operi di Duminicu Tempiu catanisi

      Da la Stamparia di li regj studj 1814 - 1815, Catania - in 8° - pp.12 pagine nn. + 162; 4 pagine nn. + 175; 252 - Mezza pergamena - Tre volumi - Ritratto dell'Autore in b/n in antiporta a piena pagina litografato e disegnato da Rosario Battiati - Prima edizione - Tagli spruzzati - Piccolo strappo con mancanza a pagina 101 del terzo volume - E'una raccolta di tutte le sue poesie, a cura di Francesco Strano. Tra queste, si ricordano: L'Odi Supra l'Ignuranza, La Maldicenza Sconfitta, Lu Veru Piaciri, La Mbrugghereidi, La Scerra di li Numi, Lu cuntrastu mauru, La paci di Marcuni, Li Pauni e li Nuzzi e tantissime altre. - Libro usato [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Die Auferstehung der Toten].

      Wien (?), um 1814/15.. Anonyme Umrissradierung, Bildausschnitt 16,4 x 20,5 cm, Blattgr. 18,5 x 21,8 cm.. Mensch und Tod, Graphiksammlung der Universität Düsseldorf, Nr. 1206: "Unter der gewölbten Decke einer gotischen Krypta, in der ein kaiserliches Paar aufgebahrt liegt, erstreckt sich eine übergroße Posaune, die ein oben links aus den Wolken erscheinender Engel zum Gericht bläst. An ihrem unteren Rand die miniaturhaft geschriebene Sentenz 'Sic transit gloria mundi'..."; der Kaiser in der Bildmitte erwacht und mit ihm die Kaiserin und sein Gefolge: ganz rechts ein österreichischer Militär (sein Hut ist ein österreichischer Kaskett), daneben ein Kapuzinermönch (wohl ein Hinweis, dass die Situation in der Wiener Kapuzinergruft anzusiedeln ist), der Kaiser selbst ist gerade im Begriff sich die Krone wieder aufzusetzen, Reichsapfel und -schwert liegen noch zu seinen Füßen, zwischen Kaiser und Kaiserin ein überglücklicher Kämmerer; dieses anonym wohl in Wien in den Tagen des Wiener Kongresses erschienene Blatt karikiert möglicherweise die restaurativen Beschlüsse des Wiener Kongresses und ist als Satire auf Bestrebungen zur Wiederherstellung des Heiligen Römischen Reiches zu sehen; sehr detailgenau ausgeführte Arbeit, Probeabzug vor der Schrift, mit vollem Plattenrand um die Darstellung, von sehr guter Erhaltung, von großer Seltenheit.

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