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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      De l'Imprimerie de Fain 1814-1815, Paris - 43 livraisons numérotées 337 à 379 du 15 décembre 1814 au 15 juillet 1815 reliées en 2 vol. in-8, demi-veau havane, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin vert, couvertures jaunes conservées (reliure de l'époque). Collection complète en premier tirage où le titre Nain Jaune apparaît avec le n°341, tandis que les quatre numéros de tête (337, 338, 339 et 340), précédés du très rare feuillet d'Avis de refondation du journal, portent encore le titre de Journal des Arts des Sciences et de la Littérature (Hatin, p. 286) ; pour la première édition séparée, ces mêmes numéros de tête sont réimprimés avec le titre Nain Jaune et paginés en romain (Vicaire, VI, 19). Journal fondé le 15 Décembre 1814 par Cauchois-Lemaire. Le Nain Jaune dont les principaux rédacteurs étaient Merle, Jouy, Etienne, comptait parmi ses collaborateurs anonymes, Louis XVIII, qui faisait jeter dans la bouche de fer du journal des épigrammes mordants. Ce fut la rédaction du Nain Jaune qui inventa l'ordre des chevaliers de l'Eteignoir comprenant les personnalités les plus notables du parti de l'Ancien Régime, et l'ordre de la Girouette, dans lequel on comprit les hommes politiques les plus connus par la variation de leurs opinions. Le journal soutint Napoléon lors des Cent-Jours et fut supprimé au second retour des Bourbons le 15 Juillet 1815. Reliés en tête : Journal des arts, des sciences et de la littérature, n° 335 et 336. Bel exemplaire complet des 7 grandes caricatures dépliantes en couleurs numérotées et du brevet en noir de l'Ordre sombre de l'éteignoir (le second brevet de l'Ordre de la girouette manque). La caricature n°1 Les Journaux est reliée à la fin de la première livraison qui porte encore le titre Journal des Arts. Pièces de titre renouvelées. De la bibliothèque de Bourlon de Rouvre avec son ex-libris armorié. Hatin, pp. 286 et 320 ; Vicaire VI, 19 ; Escoffier (247) décrit un exemplaire avec seulement 3 caricatures). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mansfield Park:

      London: for T. Egerton,, 1814. A Novel. In three volumes. By the author of "Sense and Sensibility," and "Pride and Prejudice. 3 volumes, duodecimo. Near-contemporary tan half calf by Hayday (ink-stamp to front pastedowns), raised bands milled gilt to spines forming compartments enclosed by dotted rolls in blind within double rules gilt, twin red and green morocco labels lettered in gilt to second and fifth, comb-marbled paper sides, edges sprinkled red. Housed in a custom brown quarter-morocco solander box. Without the half-titles (often discarded by Regency binders), vol. II final blank or advertisement leaf vol. III. Recased with skilful paper restoration to inner hinges, vol. I joints restored, vol. II with second spine-label repaired and small ink-stain to fore edge, extremities and sides slightly rubbed, occasional pale spotting to margins, vol. I ff. F5-8 shaved along bottom edge to no loss, short closed tear (12 mm) to fore edge vol. II f. E2 not affecting text, inked correction to vol. III p. 74 l. 26 ("prfoit" emended to "profit"), faint crease across lower outer corner vol. III f. B3. A very good copy. First edition. The third of Jane Austen's novels to be published was begun about the same time Sense and Sensibility was accepted for publication. The novel was published in May 1814 in an edition of 1,250 copies. John Murray later "expressed astonishment that so small an edition of such a work should have been sent into the world". James Hayday (1796-1872) was one of the pre-eminent fine binders of the Victorian period and worked for a number of wealthy patrons from his shop in Lincoln's Inn Fields (ODNB).

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

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

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        Novelle Scelte Rarissime, Stampate a Spese di XL Amatori.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Répertoire universel et raisonné de Jurisprudence.

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

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

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

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        Iseo (manoscritto)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Gesamtansicht ('Sevilla').

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, to the Sources of the Missouri, Thence Across the Rocky Mountains and down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean. Performed During the Years 1804-5-6 ?

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

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

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

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        BERLIN. Schöne Gesamtansicht.

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

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

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

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

      Berlin: Realschulbuchhandlung 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. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [Beautiful, Rare and Special;Schönes;Seltenes;Berlin;Theologie;Protestanten;Protestantismus;Evangelische;Reformierte;Geschichte;Deutschland;Deutschland 19. Jahrhundert;Bibliophilie;Alte Drucke]

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

      Washington, 1814. 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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        Nice et ses environs, ou vingt vues dessinées d'après nature, en 1812, dans les Alpes Maritimes. Par A. de L.

      Paris - Geneve Remoissenet - Paschoud 1814 - 1 Bl., 20 SS. u. 20 Kst.- Tafeln, 1 Bl., qu.- 4°, Or.- HLdr.- Bd. (ber., besch. u. best.) Die Kupferstiche von M.elle Boquet nach Auguste de Louvois zeigen folgende Ansichten (Titel der Textseiten): Vue de Nice et de ses environs - Vue de la ville, prise des bords du paillon, en arrivant de France - Vue du pont du Var - Vue des isles Sainte-Marguerite - Vue de Nice, prise en pleine mer - Vue du couvent de Saint-Pons - Vue du chateau de Saint-André - Vue du vallon de Saint-André et des grottes de Falcon - Vue de Nice, prise de la Fontaine de Mouraye - Vue du seminaire de Cimiers un jour de festin - Vue de la Ville et de la rade de Villefranche - Vue du golfe de Saint-Hospice et de la Madrague - Vue de la mer, prise du point le plus élevé de la route de Gênes - Vue de la ville de Monaco - Vue du Pont et du village de Scarena - Vues des rochers appeles clus de Saorgio - Vue de la ville de Saorgio - Vue d'une fenêtre de la ville de Saorgio - Vue des mines de la plomb de Tende - Vue de la ville de Tende. - Insgesamt nur minimal gebräunt oder fleckig. - Sehr schönes und außerordentlich seltenes Ansichtenwerk von Nizza und Umgebung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chronologische Geschichte oder Tagebuch vom deutschen Freiheits-Kriege. Erster Theil. Enthaltend den Zeitraum vom 3ten December 1812 bis Ende December 1813, oder von der Flucht der Franzosen aus Rußland bis zum Uebergange der alliirten Truppen über den Rhein. Zweiter Theil. Enthaltend den Zeitraum vom 1. Januar bis letztem Mai 1814, oder dem Vorrücken der alliirten Truppen in Frankreich bis zu der Einnahme von Paris und dem Friedensschlusse. (2 Teile in 2 Bänden).

      Berlin Gebrüder Gädicke 1814 - O-Broschur mit Fadenheftung, Einbände berieben, beschabt und Gebrsp., Seiten stockfleckig, Name d. Zeit auf Vorderdeckel, Erster Theil: XXIV Vorrede und Inhalt, 256 Seiten. Zweiter Theil: 260 Seiten, 8°. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies et al., 1814. Five volumes, thick octavo, light spotting to endpapers; contemporary full tan calf, double red and green spine labels; some joints starting, else a handsome set. Handsome 1814 edition of the first and most enduring work of legal writer Richard Burn. The Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer, first published in two volumes in 1755, was quickly recognised as authoritative and remains a classic eighteenth century work. The last and thirtieth edition was published in 1869.The clarity and coherent organisation of Burn's work distinguished it from other manuals: 'Burn ... constructed coherent categories for the discussion of the matters subject to the powers of justices and parish officers; and within each category he presented, in the order in which they arose in the performance of the justice's or officer's duty, the steps a justice or officer would take in dealing with each matter, and the law relevant to each step.' (ODNB)This is an attractive early copy of one of the most important eighteenth-century legal works, and a work, moreover, that was constantly being revised to reflect the latest legal decisions.

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        Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte mitgeteilt von. Hrsg. von Friedrich Baron de la Motte Fouque. 1. Aufl.

      Nürnberg, J.L. Schrag 1814 - XII, 132 S. Pappband der Zeit, seltene erste Auflage, stärker berieben und bestossen, einige Bl. mit Einrissen und kl. Eckabrissen, Titelbl. repariert und hinterlegt, mit kl. Textverlust (letzte Ziffer der Jahreszahl fehlt), es fehlt der Kupferstich von Franz Leopold, S. 127 - 132 Literarische Anzeige. exlibirs Dr. Ed. Haller. +++Antiquariat seit über 25 Jahren+++ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer

      T. Cadell and W. Davies et al., London 1814 - Five volumes, thick octavo, light spotting to endpapers; contemporary full tan calf, double red and green spine labels; some joints starting, else a handsome set. Handsome 1814 edition of the first and most enduring work of legal writer Richard Burn. The Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer, first published in two volumes in 1755, was quickly recognised as authoritative and remains a classic eighteenth century work. The last and thirtieth edition was published in 1869.The clarity and coherent organisation of Burn's work distinguished it from other manuals: 'Burn ? constructed coherent categories for the discussion of the matters subject to the powers of justices and parish officers; and within each category he presented, in the order in which they arose in the performance of the justice's or officer's duty, the steps a justice or officer would take in dealing with each matter, and the law relevant to each step.' (ODNB)This is an attractive early copy of one of the most important eighteenth-century legal works, and a work, moreover, that was constantly being revised to reflect the latest legal decisions.

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        Corona., Ein Rittergedicht in drei Büchern.

      Stuttgart und Tübingen, J.G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung, 1814,. - XIV,386 S., (wohl späterer) Halb-Leinen-Einband mit buntpapierbezogenen Deckeln, Leinenecken, Rückentitel mit vergoldeter Titelschrift. Das Buch stammt aus der Bibliothek von Hans Wollschläger, der es von Schmidt geschenkt bekommen hatte. Auf der Titelseite von Schmidt voll signiert. Im Text mehrere 'Lektoratsanmerkungen' von Schmidt, Druckfehler im Text anmerkend, Hinweise auf Shakespeare-Texte. Das Handexemplar gibt einen Einblick in die Arbeitsweise von Schmidt. WG 28. Papier zeitbedingt nachgedunkelt, kleine Fehlstelle am Rand des Titelblattes. Gelegentliche Verschmutzungen und Stockflecken im Text. Die Deckelkanten mit Abplatzungen, gebogene Ecken. Insgesamt aber gutes Exemplar. Unikat. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Cary's Traveller's Companion or a Delineation of the Turnpike Roads of England and Wales

      London: John Cary 1814. 946 pp, 41 maps coloured in outline plus the environs of london map but lacking yorkshire map, soft brown leather with flap and gilt lettered spine which is worn, book is detached from front cover at spine and has foxing and marks to pages, a bookplate on f.e.p. name in ink dated 1816. . Good. Full Limp Leather. 1814. 8vo..

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        THE LIFE OF GEN. FRANCIS MARION, A CELEBRATED PARTIZAN OFFICER, IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, AGAINST THE BRITISH AND TORIES, IN SOUTH-CAROLINA AND GEORGIA

      Baltimore, 1814. 12mo. Contemporary speckled calf, leather label, spine gilt. Boards and corners lightly rubbed. Modern bookplate on rear pastedown. Contemporary ownership signature on titlepage. Scattered foxing, toning throughout. Very good. The second edition, almost as hard to come by as the first edition of 1809, of one of the rarest of all southern military books and Revolutionary War accounts, compiled from information supplied by Gen. Peter Horry and written by the famed Parson Mason Weems. General Francis Marion, "The Swamp Fox," was one of the leading American commanders of the Revolution in the South. His brilliant operations in the Carolinas kept thousands of British troops tied down and contributed immensely to an ultimate American victory. Plain and unassuming, he was widely beloved by his contemporaries, and after his death this book instigated his ascent to legendary status. Horry, Marion's second in command for part of the war, supplied many of the facts for the book, although he was allegedly disgusted by Weems' flowery passages and disclaimed any connection with the book. What he disliked, others embraced, and the book went through many editions. All of the early editions are rare.

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        [VIEW OF SHORE NEAR NAGASAKI WITH IMAGE OF JAPANESE BIRD NAMED SKOPA]. [Tab. XLVI]

      St. Petersburg, 1814. A fine copy. A fine view of coastal Japan in the first decade of the 19th century, showing an American ship, with Nagasaki in the background, and a Japanese Fish Hawk on a branch. This image comes from the atlas of plates to Krusenstern's account of his voyage around the world (published in St. Petersburg in 1810-14). The expedition departed Kronstadt in August 1803 aboard two British vessels purchased for the voyage and, via Cape Horn and visiting the Sandwich Islands, Kamchatka, and Japan, eventually returned to the same port, via the Cape of Good Hope, in August 1806. The expedition constituted the first ever Russian voyage around the world, and the published work included much of value, particularly about Japan. The voyage was one of the most important post-Cook Pacific voyages, specifically aimed at obtaining more knowledge of the north Pacific region, establishing diplomatic and commercial relations with Japan, and visiting the Russian trading posts in Alaska and on the west coast of America. It comprised the first Russian expedition to circumnavigate the globe, under the command of Ivan F. von Krusenstern, between 1803 and 1806. The expedition touched on Brazil and rounded Cape Horn, visiting the Marquesas Islands, Hawaii, Kamchatka, and Japan. In Hawaii the expedition separated, with ships under Langsdorff and Lisianski sailing to the Northwest Coast while Krusenstern himself undertook the delicate Japan expedition. He then returned via Macao and the Cape of Good Hope.

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        Recueil de brochures politique et historiques, impressions bordelaises de l'année 1814 ] Constitution donnée par le Roi au Peuple Français. 4 Juin 1814 / Testament de Louis XVI, Mort le lundi 21 janvier 1793, âgé de 38 ans cinq mois moins deux jours [ 1814 ] / Nouvelles Officielles de Paris. Adresse du Gouvernement provisoire au Peuple Français. Détail de ce qui s'est passé à Fontainebleau, dans la journée du 5, et la conversation de Nicolas Buonaparte avec ses maréchaux, après la prise de Paris / Rapport de la Commission Extraordinaire fait au Corps Législatif, le 28 Décembre 1813 par M. Lainé Rapporteur / Proclamation du Ministère de la Guerre, aux Armées. Départ de Bonaparte [ 1814] / Journal des Dames et des Spectacles, 9 Pluviôse an

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

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        Oeuvres diverses.

      1814-1819, Paris 1814 - 15 vol. in-8, demi-basane fauve, plats de basane marbrée, encadrement d?un filet et d?une roulette dorés, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison rouge, tête mouchetée, tranches marbrées (reliure de l?époque). Agréable ensemble en reliure uniforme des oeuvres de Mme de Staël reconstitutées par un amateur, avec une tomaison suivie de I à XV : Considérations sur les principaux événemens de la Révolution françoise, ouvrage posthume. Paris, Delaunay, Bossange et Masson, 1818. 3 volumes. Seconde édition, publiée la même année que l?originale. Corinne ou l?Italie. Paris, Nicolle, 1818. 2 volumes. 8e édition. De la Littérature considérée dans ses rapports avec les Institutions sociales. Paris, Maradan, 1818. 2 volumes. 3e édition. De l?Allemagne. Paris, Nicolle, 1818. 3 volumes. 5e édition. De l?influence des passions sur le bonheur des individus et des Nations. Paris, Maradan, 1818. Delphine. Paris, Nicolle, 1819. 3 volumes. 5e édition. Réflexions sur le suicide, suivies de La Défense de la Reine, publiée en août 1793 ; et de Lettres sur les écrits et le caractère de J.J. Rousseau. Paris, Nicolle, Mame frères, 1814. L?édition originale est parue à Stockholm en 1813 sans les Lettres sur les écrits et le caractère de J.J. Rousseau. Portrait-frontispice de Mme de Staël, par Gérard. Quelques coiffes usées. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Fidelio. Eine grosse Oper in 2 Aufzügen. im vollständigen, einzig-rechtmäßigen Clavierauszug. Für die jetzigen Aufführungen des kais. kön. Hoftheaters neu vermehrt und verändert.

      Artaria & Comp Wien ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr - 1814 erschienen ) ( = Erste Ausgabe in 2 Teilen - vergleiche hierzu Kinsky-Halm, Seite 183 - Opus 72 bzw. 72b ). Mit 2 Vorblättern ( gestochenem Ziertitel und Widmungsblatt *Seiner Kaiserlichen Hoheit / dem durchlauchtigsten Erzherzog / Rudolph / von Oesterreich etc.etc. / ehrfurchtsvoll gewidmet / vom Verfasser*. Den Inhalt des Auszugs bildet die aus den Einzelausgaben zusammengesetzte Folge der Ouverture ( = VN 2327 ) und den Sätzen 1 - 10 ( VN 2328 - 2337 ) des ersten Aktes sowie den Sätzen 11 - 16 ( = VN 2338 - 2343 ) des zweiten Aktes. Die Notenblätter jeweils in Kupfer gestochen mit Textzeilen. Gegliedert in 8 Seiten der Ouverture sowie insgesamt 181 Seiten des ersten und zweiten Aktes ( so vollständig ).Gegliedet in: Ouverture (arr. von J. Moscheles). - (2327.) 8 Seiten. - No 1. Introduction. - (2328.) 10 Seiten. - No 2. Aria /: O wär ich schon mit dir vereint :/. (2329.) 5 Seiten. - No 3. Quartett /: Mir ist so wunderbar :/. - (2330.) 5 Seiten. - No 4. Aria /: Hat man nicht auch Gold :/. - (2331.) 5 Seiten. - No 5. Terzetto /: Gut, Söhnchen gut :/. - (2332.) 15 Seiten. - No 6. Marcia. - (2333.) 1 Seite.. - No 7. Aria /: Ha! welch ein Augenblik :/. - (2334.) 8 Seiten. - No 8. Duett /: Jetzt Alter :/. - (2335.] 8 Seiten. - No 9. Aria mit Recitativ /: Abscheulicher, wo eilst du hin :/. - (2336.) 8 Seiten. - No 10. Finale des 1ten Acts. - (2337.) 35 Seiten. // Der Zwischentitel vor dem 2. Akt im vorliegenden Exemplar etwas abweichend zu Kinsky-Halm: *\'Fidelio / No 11. 2ter Act.. Introduction und Aria /: Gott! welch Dunkel :/. - (2338.) 8 Seiten. ./. No 12. 2ter Act. Melodram und Duett /: Nur hurtig fort :/. - (2339.) 8 Seiten. - No 13. 2ter Act. Terzett /: Euch werde Lohn :/. - (2340.) 9 Seiten.. - No 14. 2ter Act. Quartett /: Er sterbe :/. - (2341.) 13 Seiten.. - No 15. 2ter Act. Duett /: O namenlose Freude! :/. - (2342.) 7 Seiten. - No 16. Finale des 2ten Act. - (2343.) 35 Seiten.*. ( vergleiche auch hierzu den Eintrag im KVK im Bestand der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek ). Halblederband der mit marmorierten Buchdeckeln und Vorderdeckelaufdruck *Fidelio*, Quer4° ( 25,5 x 35 cm ). Innen finden sich auf 4 Blättern kleine handschrifliche Marginalien von alter Hand in brauner Tinte mit Korrekturen zum Notensatz. Da auf dem Titelblatt die Preisangabe des Werkes fehlt, so dürfte es sich bei dem vorliegenden Exemplar um ein Widmungsexemplar Beethovens handeln. ( Abweichend hierzu gibt es bei dem Exemplar im Beethoven-Haus in Bonn den Hinweis das diese Preisangaben regelmäßig möglicherweise erst ab 1820 vorgenommen wurden. Da diese Widmungsexemplare von Beethoven offenbar selbst jeweils durchgeschaut wurden ( laut der Biographie Ignaz Moscheles ), so ist denkbar das die kleinen handschrifltichen Korrekturen im Notensatz von Beethoven selbst vorgenommen worden sind. Das Titelblatt ebenfalls mit kleinem handschriftlichem ( aber durchgestrichenem ) Eintrag von alter Hand in der gleichen Tinte. Einband berieben, Ecken und Kanten stark bestoßen, der schmale Einbandrücken fehlt ( unschön durch Klebeband ersetzt, der Rückdeckel mit Beschädigungen, Bindung gelockert. Der Ziertitel stärker stockfleckig sowie mit erwähntem handschriflichem Vermerk von alter Hand, die Notenblätter durchgehend teils etwas stock- oder fingerfleckig, einige auch stärker. Einige Blätter etwas braunfleckig, wenige Blätter mit kleinen Randläsionen oder angeknickt, einge Blätter etwas gebräunt, einige Blätter etwas angestaubt. Insgesamt innen von recht guter Erhaltung. ( hinten inliegend: *Beethovens Handschrift aus dem Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Verlag des Beethoven-Hauses, Bonn, 1928 mit Titelblatt und zusammen 11 Blättern mit Wiedergaben von Autographen Beethovens, OKarton, Quer8° ( 23,5 x 32 cm.) - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 1300 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven, Ignaz Moscheles, Moscheles, Fidelio, Oper, Klavierauszug, Google, Kinsky-Halm, Ouvertüre, Ouverture, Auszug, Opus 72b, Autograph

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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 ? Prepared for the Press by Paul Allen, Esquire."

      Philadelphia: "Bradford and Inskeep; Abm. H. Inskeep, New York, J. Maxwell, Printer". 1814. "First edition of the first authorized and complete account of the most important western expedition, and arguably the most important book in the field of Western Americana. 8vo, pp. xxviii, 470; ix, [1], 522; 5 engraved plans and charts, without the large folding map which was not issued in all copies; contemporary full calf neatly rebacked, text foxed, as usual; paper repair and portions of 8 lines of text in facsimile on 2N8 in vol. II; all else very good. Church 1309; Field 928; Graff 2477; Howes L-317; Printing and the Mind of Man, 272; Sabin 825; Streeter III, 177; Wagner-Camp 13 "

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        A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, IN THE YEARS 1803, 4, 5, & 6; PERFORMED, BY ORDER OF HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY ALEXANDER THE FIRST, EMPEROR OF RUSSIA, IN THE SHIP NEVA

      London, 1814. Quarto. Modern three-quarter calf and cloth, spine gilt. Portrait lightly foxed. Titlepage and dedication leaf backed with paper; three folding maps backed with linen. A few leaves with minor marginal repairs. Leaves B3 (pp.xiii-xiv) and 3D2 (pp.387-388) extensively repaired, but with no loss of text. Very good and untrimmed, with the bookplate or Sir James Campbell of Ardkinglass on the front pastedown. The first English edition of this very important narrative, which includes an account of Russian expansion into Alaska. Lisianski left the Krusenstern expedition when it reached Hawaii in 1804 and sailed aboard the Neva to Kodiak, where he corroborated reports that Indians had demolished the settlement at Sitka. He then went to Baranov, where he took a new hill, naming it New Archangel. After spending over a year at both Kodiak and Sitka (comprising one hundred pages of the narrative), he set sail for China but hit a reef en route, leading to his discovery of the Hawaiian island which now bears his name. The portion of the narrative which Lisianski devotes to Hawaii is more extensive than that of Krusenstern, and his account of the Marquesas is also different. The final part of the account consists of a detailed description of time spent in Canton. Appendix 3 contains a "Vocabulary of the Languages of the Islands of Cadiack and Oonalaschca...." The colored charts show islands and harbors of the Alaskan coast, most notably the "Island of Cadiack" and "Sitka or Norfolk Sound," as well as a world map. The handsome aquatint views depict "Harbour of St. Paul in the Island of Cadiack" and "Harbour of New Archangel in Sitca of Norfolk Sound." A rare work on Alaska and the Pacific. The last copy at auction, the Frank Streeter copy, sold for $42,000.

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        Stadtplan, "Augsburg im Jahre 1814".

      - Lithographie in 2 Blatt v. Päringer und Merck ( schraff von Schramm ), dat. 1814, je 47 x 71 Seltene Inkunabel der Lithographie. Schefold, bay. Schwaben, Nr. 40199 - 200. Winkler, Frühzeit der deutschen Lithographie, kennt dieses Blatt nicht ( vergl. Joseph Päringer ( = Nr. 604 ). - Der Titel befindet sich rechts oben. Im rechten Rand befindet sich, je Blatt, ein Bibliotheksstempel. Im Plan sind alle Häuser mit Nummern versehen und die Strassen sind benannt.

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        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.

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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.

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