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        L?art du cuisinier.

      A Paris, chez Pilet, imprimeur-libraire, rue Christine, No. 5 / Imprimerie de J. L. Chanson, rue et maison des Mathurins, no. 10, 1814. - 2 vol. 8°. XII, 388 u. 2 Bll., 376 SS. Je 1 gest. Titelvignette, 3 resp. 6 gest. Falttafeln. Ldr. d.Zt. (marmoriert; etwas bestossen, obere Kapitale mit schmalen Fehlstellen, Gelenke etwas rissig, Leder v.a. marginal tendenziell spröde: wohl Schafleder) mit roten Rückenschildern u. etwas Rückenvergoldung, bunt marmorierte Vorsätze. Erste Ausgabe / édition originale. Äusserste Lagen marginal gebräunt/leimschattig u. etwas fleckig, Seiten min. gebräunt, unterschiedlich leicht stockfleckig (eher gering) u. gelegentlich angestaubt. Alters-, Lagerungs- und Dislokations-, weniger eigentliche Gebrauchsspuren, im Titel von tome premier von A. Beauvilliers in Tinte signiert / avec signature de l?auteur. Gesamthaft sehr ordentliches, relativ gepflegtes Exemplar. BNF n° : FRBNF30074325. - Signature de l?auteur au titre du tome 1 / eigenhändig signiert ?A. Beauvilliers?, entgegen der Annonce, dass die Ausgabe monogrammiert sei: ?M?étant conformé aux Ordonnances, je déclare que je poursuivrai, suivant toute la rigueur des lois, tous contrefacteurs et adhérens; et pour assurer la garantie de ma propriété, j?ai fait apposer, au timbre sec, les deux lettres initiales de mon nom à chaque exemplaire de cette édition.? (v.: gallica bnf, online). - Die Titelvignetten, gest. von Jubin, zeigen unterschiedliche Küchenszenerien jeweils mit 4 (männl.) Köchen; die Tafeln, gest. ebenfalls von Jubin, zeigen je 3 verschieden grosse Gedecke jeweils für premier / second service resp. dessert. - Matières: Recettes selon suite de repas (potages, sauces, viandes, volaille, poisson, farces, patisserie, entremets), puis office, économie domestique, et vins; avec tables des matières detaillées, t. 2 avec vocabulaire (p. 375 f.) / Inhalt: Rezepte nach Speisenfolge (Suppen, Saucen, Fleisch, Geflügel, Fisch, Füllungen, Gebäck/Patisserie, Süssspeisen u. Desserts), ?Office? hier ev. i.S.v. Vor- und Zubereitungen von Menuteilen/Beilagen, Vorratshaltung, Weine. Mit detaillierten alphabetisch geordneten (Inhalts-) Verzeichnissen i.d.A. von Registern, Band 2 mit kurzem Glossar. -- Antoine Beauvilliers (Paris 1754-1817 ibid.), cuisinier français, ancien chef de cuisine du prince de condé et futur officier de bouche de Louis XVIII. Il ?ouvrit ce qui est considéré par la profession comme le premier restaurant, La Grande Taverne de Londres, rue de Richelieu. Cette reconnaissance de la profession est sans doute due au fait que Beauvillier a su transposer la cuisine et les manières des grandes maisons à des établissements payants. [.] A la révolution, il sera emprisonné, libéré, il rouvrira un autre restaurant, ?la Taverne de Londres? Le premier ayant été confisqué. A la révolution, les cuisiniers qui travaillaient pour les nobles ou les aristocrates, sont menacés, ils n?ont alors d?autre choix que de s?exiler ou d?ouvrir leur propre restaurant. Il restera pendant plus de vingt ans sans rival auprès de la haute société parisienne. En 1814, il écrit ?L?art du cuisinier?, où il traite de la cuisine, de l?ordonnance des mets et du service. [.] Son nom désigne aujourd?hui une garniture pour grosse pièces de boucherie braisées, composée de cromesquis aux épinards, de tomates farcies de purée de cervelle et gratinées et de salsifis sautés au beurre.? (Aus: Amis et Passionnés du Père-Lachaise, mit Abb. des Titels von vol. 1, in: appl-lachaise ne, online : Antoine Beauvilliers repose dans la 26e division, 1ere ligne, R, 21; v. aussi Gr. Larousse enc. 2, 1960; Larousse du XXe siècle 1, 1928: ?On lui doit ?l?Art du cuisinier? (1814), un des meilleurs traités qui existent sur la matière?). Sprache: fr [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Carte Physique De L'Ile de Teneriffe levée sur les sieux Par Leopold De Buch, en 1814. - Gravé à Paris par Pierre Tardieu, Place de l'Estrapade. N°34, en 1831. - Dessiné par Leopold de Buch. - La lettre gravée par J.D. Lale.':.

      - Kupferstich v. Pierre Tardieu n. Leopold de Buch aus Atlas zur physicalischen Beschreibung der Canarischen Inseln, dat. 1814 u. 1831, 61 x 77 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. A - D, S. 204. - Zeigt eine separate Karte der Kanarischen Insel Teneriffa. - Unten rechts Titel. - Unten links Maßstab. - Seltene Karte der Insel Teneriffa. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        [LENGTHY AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM VICE PRESIDENT ELBRIDGE GERRY, DISCUSSING HIS ROLE AS PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND RECOUNTING THE PRACTICE OF USAGES IN THE SENATE]

      Washington, 1814. Quarto. Old fold lines. Two small tears in foredge of last two leaves. Minor soiling. Very good plus. In a folio-sized brown half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. A superb letter written by Elbridge Gerry to an unidentified recipient discussing his role as presiding officer of the Senate during his term as vice president, written just a few months before the end of his life. Gerry served as President Madison's vice president and staunchly supported Madison's aggression against the British in the War of 1812. The vice president's job, as stated in the Constitution, is to preside over the Senate; most holders of that office, however, had relinquished the post to a president pro tem. In a move that went entirely against tradition, Gerry refused to relinquish his position as presiding officer of the Senate after the close of the session, lest a peace advocate from Virginia take his place. Gerry's letter, which is entirely focused on his work as the presiding officer of the Senate, discusses the issue of "usages" - unwritten rules that governed the Senate in addition to the recorded rules. He was informed by the Senate that they would let him know, as needed, what these usages were and where they were applicable, a practice Gerry refers to near the end of the letter as "a mean snare to entangle the presiding officer." Gerry writes: "I suspect from appearances, there have been anonymous complaints against our friend B.; there certainly have against Mr. [Henry] Dearborn. Your conduct in regard to the former was wise, honorable & friendly; & let the issue be as it may, he never can impute blame to you, & would I think prefer you as a successor, to any other person. This mode of shooting in ambush is savage, & if countenanced, would drive from office every man of honor & substitute in his place an assassin....The attempt to criminate Governor [Return Jonathan] Meigs has failed, & he after an ordeal is confirmed by the Senate [as postmaster general]. In it there is at present such a number of Federalists, & of ostensible Republicans, as to nicely ballance this body on some points, & to preponderate in their favor or others. "The former, in regard to myself, have preserved in general more delicacy than the latter; several of whom, at the moment of my taking the chair, opened a masked battery on it, under the denomination of usages. The written rules & Jefferson's Manual were sent to me by the Secretary before I came to this city, & another set of them was placed on the Senate table. These I applied but was informed of another kind of rule called usages, which were to govern my conduct & that of the Senate. I enquired whether they were in the Journals, or any record, or in print, & was answered in the negative, but that the members knew them & would from time to time give me information. This queer kind of orders was communicated to me from time to time & submitted to the awkward mode adopted by some gentlemen of being thus catechized into the knowledge of their usages; but took the precautions always writing them as stated, & of taking the sense of the Senate, whether they were to be considered as the usages of that body. This record I left on the table for the use of new members, as well as for the government of myself in the last session; during which, one of the members being disposed at a time to dispute the usage, the chair was supported, & Judge Anderson declared, that the President ought to be embarrassed with such kind of rules, but that they ought to be exploded." Gerry then launches into a lengthy and detailed account of an incident involving a dispute in the Senate over usages. He notes that the entire incident was subsequently stricken from the record, likely making this one of the only records of the occurrence: "One of these usages required that each member presenting a petition should not only comply with the written rule by stating the purport of the petition, but should declare that 'it was conceived in respectful terms.' Mr. King soon after my arrival presented a petition, [which] complied with the written rule, & refused to comply with the usage; altho it was read & confirmed by a number of gentlemen who declared it to be correct. Mr. Mason demanded whether the usage was on the journals, & objected to my record of it; but he was corrected by Mr. Dana of Connecticut & others....[Mr. King later] preferred another petition from the city of N. York, complying with the written rule only. I enquired whether it was conceived in respectful terms, he refused to answer, & demanded whether he was in order; saying that if the chair refused to receive the petition, he would take it back, & return it to his constituents with a statement of the facts. In answer, I informed the Senate that the member was in order according to the written rules, but out of order according to the usage; & requested the sense of the Senate, in order to put an end to such unpleasant conflicts on this question, whether not having complied with the usage of the house requiring the declaration mentioned, he was in order? "This produced a warm debate....During the debate, Mr. Giles in an illiberal, & I tho't ungentlemanly manner cast blame on the chair for having in one instance only produced excitement in his feelings by merely enquiring whether a petition which he had preferred, was (agreeably to the requisite of his usage) conceived in respectful terms. He stated that the question had not been presented by any President pro tem, & implied a distrust of the honor of the member. I stated if there existed a distrust, it was not on my part, but on that of the Senate; which had established the usage & made it binding on the members of the Senate, & who made it the duty of the President to apply it as a rule...After the [flame?] had risen, I informed the gentlemen, that they had not supported the Chair in applying their usage, which was here apparently a mean snare to entangle the presiding officer; & that until the usages were ascertained, recorded & determined to be rules of proceeding by the Senate, they would not again by me be applied as such. The next day Mr. Dagget moved to amend the Journal so as that the decision of the Senate should not appear to have been against a usage. I read the motion & informed the Senate that they had a right to put what they pleased in their Journals, over which I had no control; but that the motion did not state the fact, & that this was truly recorded by the Secretary. Another member then moved to strike out the record in regard to this matter & so it ended." Gerry adds in a post script: "The members of the Senate have appeared since this affair attentive, more so than usual. But it develops I think a high degree of party prejudice. I shall bury it however in oblivion, & alter my future proceedings, so as to stand on recorded rules and practices." Gerry served in the Continental Congress and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was an early and vigorous advocate of American Independence, and played a crucial role in the formation of the new United States government, insisting on a bill of rights being added to the new Constitution. "Gerry warned that the Constitution would not be ratified without a bill of rights, and he proved to be right. Massachusetts accepted the document, but only with the strong recommendation that a bill of rights be added. Several other states followed suit, and the Constitution was ratified but only with these provisos. Gerry staunchly supported the new government, helped to frame the Bill of Rights, and served as congressman from 1789 to 1793" - ANB. His name is perhaps most remembered, however ignominiously, in connection with the term "gerrymandering." In his second term as governor of Massachusetts, Gerry redrew district lines to consolidate his party's control in the state senate. "The shape of one electoral district on the map resembled a salamander, and one wit promptly dubbed it a 'Gerrymander.' Hence, the term used today when redistricting results in a concentration of the strength of one political party and a weakening of its opponent's strength" - ANB. Though this was not necessarily a new practice, the name stuck. Gerry ran on the ticket with President Madison in 1812, for Madison's second term as president, and died in office in November 1814. An interesting and detailed letter by Gerry, unraveling the intricacies of the rules in the Senate, coupled with the difficulties of handling party politics in that body.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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: New York, 1814. Contemporary calf, spines gilt, gilt leather labels. Expertly repaired at joints. Very good. In a black morocco box. Provenance: William Jackson, Jr. (signature on title of first volume). The first edition of the "definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" (Wagner-Camp), here including the very rare large folding map. The work is a cornerstone of any collection of Western Americana, including essential information on the geography, natural history, science, and ethnography of the area explored. 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 8,000 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. 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. 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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY, OR, THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES: ILLUSTRATED WITH PLATES; ENGRAVED AND COLORED FROM ORIGINAL DRAWINGS TAKEN FROM NATURE

      Philadelphia, 1814. Seventy-six engravings, with excellent handcoloring. Folio. Contemporary marbled boards, expertly backed to original style in red calf with plain gilt rules, title and volumes numbers stamped in gilt. Some light wear to text leaves. Moderate to heavy foxing and offsetting from plates, as usual with this work, but far better than typical. Wilson's work was the most important work on American ornithology before Audubon and the most elaborate color plate book published in America up to its time. Wilson, a Scot, began work on American birds in 1802 with the encouragement of William Bartram. The feverish pace of his work, which began to be published in 1808, weakened his constitution, and he died suddenly in 1813, with the eighth volume in press. His friend George Ord completed the work and wrote a memoir in the final volume. Although incomplete in scope, because of Wilson's narrow geographical travels and his early death, it was by far the most extensive work about American birds. Likewise, the color plates set a new standard of achievement for works produced in America, even though Wilson's artistry was sometimes crude, and the depictions of birds are stiff and out of scale compared to Audubon. In fact, as a self-taught poet and schoolmaster who came late to such work, he did a remarkable job, although he was fated to be outshone by Audubon. Wilson's first volume appeared in September, 1808; the present set is the second issue, with a different imprint than the first. The second volume came out in 1810, the third and fourth in 1811, the fifth and sixth in 1812, and the seventh and eighth in 1813. Ord produced the final volume in 1814. Wilson's book is a great pioneering effort in both American bookmaking and science. It remained a standard book even after Audubon, and possibly went through more editions than Audubon's octavo set, staying in print in one form or another until the 1880's. Bennett calls it "the first truly outstanding American color plate book of any type.

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        Cary's Traveller's Companion:

      London:: John Cary,, 1814.. First edition. Full Calf. Near Fine with rich original hand-coloring./ . Near Fine Condition. 12mo. (4 5/8 x 6 7/8 inches). Treed Calf with ornamental gilt tooling . Author and title in gilt set in second (red) panel. Small scuff to front board otherwise fine. Former owner's signature to ff. Extensive pencil notation on rear paste down, which documents the acquisition in 1920 and subsequent rediscoveries of the treasures contained within by the continuous owner of 40 years. Unpaginated. Title page, advertisement with 42 delicate copperplate engraved maps, hand-colored in outline, with folded engraved map ( 13.75 x 11.75 inches) of 'The Turnpike Roads of Yorkshire' bound in. Plus 4 page catalogue of works published by John Cary. A Delineation of the Turnpike Roads of England and Wales: Showing the immediate Route to every Market and Borough town throughout the Kingdom, Laid down from the best Authorities, on a New Set of County Maps. To which is added, An Alphabetical List of all the Market Towns, with the Days on which they are held. Printed for John Cary, Engraver, and Map-seller, Strand.

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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, and illustrated by a map of the route, and other maps "

      London: "printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown". 1814. "First English edition of Lewis and Clark's famous account, 4to, pp. [iii]- xxiv, 663, [1]; large folding frontispiece map (mounted on linen and laid in), 5 engraved maps on 3 sheets, bound without the half title in contemporary full calf with an early rebacking; small tear at the bottom of the title page, marginal tear in leaf x2 repaired with paper tape in the margin, a number of old pencil annotations in the margin by an early owner, early 20th century photograph of a statue of Sacajawea mounted on a flyleaf, the whole somewhat scuffed and rubbed, otherwise a good, sound copy. Field 929; Graff 2480; Howes L-317; Sabin 40829; Streeter Sale 3128; Wagner-Camp 13:2. "

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        La Perse, ou tableau de l'histoire, du gouvernement, de la religion, de la littérature, etc., de cet empire; des moeurs et coutumes des habitants. Ouvrage orné de Gravures, faites d'après des peintures persanes. 4 vols.

      Paris, chez Ferra, 1814, - in-12, Tome I: XV, 268 p., + 6 gravures en noir-blanc / 2: 265 p. + 1 gravure. / 3: 325 p., + 7 gravures. / 4: 290 p., + 15 gravures. cartonnage original. Pièce de titre et tomaison au dos. Avec 29 jolies gravures sur cuivre dont plusieurs repliées. Reliures d'époque, tome 2 charnière frottée, sinon bon état.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Brockhaus Conversations-Lexicon 2./3.Auflage, 12 Bände, 1814-1820

      F.A. Brockhaus 1814-1820, Leipzig - (Brockhaus) 'Conversations-Lexicon oder encyclopädisches Handwörterbuch .' bzw. 'Conversations-Lexicon oder Handwörterbuch für die gebildeten Stände .' Zweite bzw. dritte ganz umgearbeitete Auflage in 10 Bänden [A-Z komplett]. Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1814-1819. Sowie Supplemente (4 Abteilungen in 2 Bänden) für Besitzer der 1.-4. Auflage. Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1819-1820. Einheitlich gebundene Original-Halbledereinbände. Rücken aus braunem Leder mit drei goldgeprägten Rückenschildern & fünf echten Bünden. Dreiseitig roter Buchschnitt. Format ca. 19 x 11 cm. Wie auch den 16 Originalbildern zu entnehmen, die Bände an den Ecken bestoßen, an den Kanten berieben, an den Deckel gelegentlich berieben oder mit geringer Spur von Wurmfraß. Die Rücken sind ohne nennenswerte Einrisse & in der Gesamtansicht weitestgehend homogen erhalten. Zwei Bände zeigen dort eine kleine Fehlstelle, drei eine kleine Abschabung an einem der Etiketten sowie ebenfalls ein kleines Löchel vom Wurmfraß - bei zweien jedoch nur verschwindend winzig. Auf den Bildern gut zu erkennen, teils das Leder etwas rissig. Keine fehlenden oder losen Seiten sowie kein unangenehmer Geruch. Buchblock noch fest. Nur ganz vereinzelt fleckig, keine Unterstreichungen. Seiten teils leicht gebräunt bzw. im typischen Büttenpapierabschluß. Auf dem fliegenden Vorsatzblatt findet sich jeweils ein handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk sowie ein kleiner Besitzstempel. Diese sehr frühe Brockhaus-Ausgabe ist in dieser Vollständigkeit (mit beiden Supplementen) heute nicht mehr allzu oft erhältlich. 13000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 - LXXIV 356 S.: gestochenes Titelporträt, 6 (2 teilkolorierte) Kupfertafeln. - Dazu (als Band 2) Karl Christian Wolfart: Erläuterungen zum Mesmerismus. Berlin: Nikolai, 1815. XVI 296 S. 2 uniform gebundene dunkelviolette Ganzleinenbände d. Zt. mit Rückentitel in Goldprägung u. blindgeprägten Rückenfileten, die Rücken u. Deckelränder gering gebleicht, minimal berieben, blau marmorierter Schnitt. 1. Ausgaben. - Mesmers Hauptwerk kommt zusammen mit dem Erläuterungsband des Herausgebers Wolfart und uniform gebunden nur selten vor. - Vorbesitzerstempel auf den Innendeckeln, handschriftliche Notiz auf Vorsatz von Band 1. - Schönes und sauberes Exemplar. - Tischner, Mesmer 31; Waller 6506; Hirsch-H. IV 180 u. V 981. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Freundschaftsalbum aus St. Petersburg, Berlin, Trebnitz, Stettin.

      1797- ca. 1814. - 215 Seiten. Mit 14 überwiegend farbigen, aquarellierten Handzeichnungen, 2 Kupferstichen und 5 lose einliegenden edlen Seidenstoffen. 12 x 18,5 cm, Lederalbum der Zeit mit Goldprägung, Goldschnitt. Umfangreiches Album mit zahlreichen Beiträgern, darunter: DuMont, Albert Eichmann, Johann Friedrich Grünewald, C.H. Emde, Johann Wilhelm Schöllwer, Gustav Weißschuh, Gottfried Titzkow, Johann Friedrich Leonhard Brühwein, Julius Etterol, Johann Gabriel Renz, Johann Georg Friedrich Dallmer u.v.a. Unter den Handzeichnungen eine schöne blattgroße Ansicht von Kronstadt. Die Kupfer zeigen einen Petersburger Stadtplan und die Bibliothek in Berlin. - Album etwas berieben. Gut erhaltenes, reichhaltiges Album.

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        FORT McHENRY, OR, THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER, SUNG WITH GREAT APPLAUSE BY MR. HARDINGE, AT THE THEATRE BALTIMORE. AIR, ANACREON IN HEAVEN [caption title]

      Philadelphia, 1814. Folio. Dbd. Tanned, dampstain in upper margin. Good. In a brown half morocco and cloth box. The rare second edition of "The Star Spangled Banner," the national anthem of the United States, in music form. Here, all four verses of Francis Scott Key's immortal poem are printed on the third page. It is printed with a song originally published in 1811, "The Battle of the Wabash," written to commemorate the Battle of Tippecanoe. That song, as well as "The Star Spangled Banner," were meant to be sung to the tune of "Anacreon in Heaven," also known as the "Anacreontic Ode." This, therefore, is the first appearance of Key's lyrics, together with the music to which it was meant to be sung. As Dichter & Shapiro point out, this printing is also "the only appearance known of Francis Scott Key's immortal song together with the words of the 'Anacreontic Ode.'" The present printing follows only a Baltimore edition by Carrs Music Store, which is believed to have been issued before Nov. 18, 1814, and possibly before October 19 (see Filby & Howard). Francis Scott Key, a Baltimore lawyer, spent the night of Sept. 13-14, 1814, detained on a British ship in Baltimore harbor. That night, Key witnessed the British flotilla bombard Fort McHenry, an American stronghold in the harbor. From the outset of the battle a large American flag could be seen flying over the fort, but by the end the Stars and Stripes was nowhere to be seen. At dawn, the flag was seen once again, showing that Fort McHenry had not been taken by the British, and inspiring Key to write the lyrics that he initially called "Defence of Fort M'Henry." Key meant for the lyrics to be sung to the tune of a popular song of the day, the "Anacreontic Ode," also known as "To Anacreon in Heaven," by British composer John Stafford Smith. Key's lyrics first circulated as a handbill, and on September 20 were printed in a Baltimore newspaper. It soon became known as "The Star Spangled Banner," and was performed by Hardinge's theatre troupe in Baltimore on October 18, 1814. As is noted in the title, the song was "sung with great applause by Mr. Hardinge, at the Theatre Baltimore," suggesting that this publication dates to late 1814. Both this Philadelphia printing of "The Star Spangled Banner" and the Baltimore printing that precedes it are very rare. Two copies of the Baltimore printing have appeared at auction since 1967: the Streeter copy, which brought $23,000 in that year, and a copy that sold at Christie's in 2008 for $506,500. In that same time span only one copy of this Philadelphia printing sold at auction, in 2002, when a copy at Christie's brought $15,600. OCLC and Filby & Howard together locate a total of only eleven copies of this Philadelphia printing. A rare and early printing of "The Star Spangled Banner," our national anthem, which stands second only to the flag as a symbol of the nation.

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        Zeitgenössischer, privater Sammelband mit sechs Schriften von, resp. unter Mitwirkung von Schleiermacher.

      Realschulbuchhandlung, Berlin 1814 - 1814-1818. Zusammen ca. 260 Seiten. Pappband der Zeit mit vergoldetem Rückentitel. (Kanten und Gelenke leicht bestossen und berieben, innen unterschiedlich, aber meist wenig gebräunt, in der rechten oberen Ecke durchgehender, ca. 2 cm grosser schwacher Wasserrand mit dezenter Bräunung, ebenfalls nicht allzu störend, insgesamt ordentlich). Alle Schriften in erster Ausgabe. In dieser Form einzigartige Zusammenstellung äußerst seltener Schriften. Teilweise konnten wir in deutschen Bibliotheken von den einzelnen Titeln nur jeweils zwei oder drei Exemplare nachweisen. Vorhanden sind: 1). Glückwunschschreiben an die hochwürdigen Mitglieder der von Se. Majestät dem König von Preußen zur Auffuellung neuer liturgischer Formen ernannten Commission. 1814. 51 S. - Tice 91 - Arndt/Virmond 97. - 2). F. Schleiermacher an den Herrn Geheimrath Schmalz. Auch eine Recension. 1815. 56 S., 1 Bl. Errata - Tice 96 - Arndt/Virmond 69 (mit Faksimile der Titelei, p. 71). - 3). Ueber die neue Liturgie für die Hof- und Garnison-Gemeinde zu Potsdam und für die Garnsionkirche in Berlin. 1816. 32 S. - Tice 98 - Arndt/Virmond 98 (mit Faksimile der Titelei p. 85). - 4). (Schleiermacher / Ribbeck / Hanstein:) Amtliche Erklärung der Berlinischen Synode über die am 30sten October von ihr zu haltende Abendmahlsfeier. 1817. 16 S. - Tice 104 - Arndt/Virmond 94.3. - 5 und 6). An Herrn Oberhofprediger D. Ammon über seine Prüfung der Harmsischen Säze. 1818. 92 S. Und: Zugabe zu meinem Schreiben an Herrn Ammon. 1818. 18 S. - Tice 108 - Arndt/Virmond 94 (danach das erste Schreiben an Ammon 1818 bei Reimer erschienen ?; hier aber auf der Titelei 'Realschulbuchhandlung') und 94.9 resp. 95. 250 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai historique politique et moral sur les révolutions anciennes et moder

      Londres: Henry Colburn, 1814. Fine. Henry Colburn, Londres 1814, 13,5x22,5cm, relié. - 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! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] 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.

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

      Le Normant 1814 - - Le Normant, Paris 1814, (4) xvj, 372pp. et (4) 408pp., reliés. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. (4) xvj, 372pp. et (4) 408pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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