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        Defence of Fort McHenry [The Star-Spangled Banner]

      Philadelphia: Thomas Moses, 1814. Pamphlet. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A very early printing, published on two pages within the Analectic Magazine in November, 1814. Clean pages with very light wear. Francis Scott Key first penned what was to become the national anthem of the United States on 15 Sep 1814 as a prisoner on a warship the day after watching the British fleet's failed bombarment of Ft. McHenry in Baltimore Harbor. Key gave his hand-written poem, which he titled "The Defence of Fort McHenry," to his brother-in-law, Joseph H. Nicholson, who had a number of broadsides printed (only two survive). On the 20th of September, the poem was printed in two Baltimore newspapers, and shortly thereafter it was republished in a handful of newspapers along the east coast as well as a piece of sheet music by a Baltimore music store. After it's first public performance a Baltimore tavern in October, the song's rising popularity caught the attention of Washington Irving, the editor of the Analectic Magazine, published the lyrics in the Novemeber edition of his journal.

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        TRACTS HISTORICAL AND STATISTICAL, ON INDIA; with Journals of Several Tours Through Various Parts of the Peninsula: also, an Account of Sumatra, in a Series of Letters.

      London, printed for Robert Baldwin; and Black, Parry, and Co. Booksellers to the Hon. East India Company, 1814.FIRST EDITION 1814, 4to, approximately 295 x 210 mm, 10½ x 8¼ inches, engraved frontispiece and 4 engraved plates, of which 1 of diamonds hand coloured, 2 large folding hand coloured maps, 1 of Mysore and the other of The Circars, plus 5 diagrams in the text, pages: xi, [1], 462, tables of the thermometer and barometer as observed in different parts of the peninsula of Hindostan, pages [446] - 460, handsomely rebound in full red morocco with decorative gilt band to edges of covers enclosing a narrow patterned border with small corner ornaments, gilt raised bands to spine, gilt decoration in 4 compartments, gilt lettering in the other 2, new endpapers. Pale triangular stain to frontispiece and title page on top inner corner, quite unobtrusive, persisting faintly through prelim pages, plates 2, 4 and 5 lightly browned in the margins and with same pale damp stain to upper inner corner, damp stain showing slightly more on plate 4 and text pages adjacent to it, neat old repair to fore - edge margin of plate 4, not affecting image, a few text pages lightly browned in upper margin. A very good tight clean copy in an attractive modern binding, housed in a custom made sturdy cloth slipcase. Benjamin Heyne, M.D. F.L.S., (1770 - 1819), was a Scottish surgeon, naturalist and botanist, member of the Asiatic Society of Calcutta and the Learned Societies of Bombay, Berlin, &c. and surgeon and naturalist on the establishment of Fort St. George. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        "The Defence of Fort McHenry" [later known as "The Star-Spangled Banner"] in The Analectic Magazine of November, 1814

      Philadelphia: Moses Thomas, 1814. The first appearance in magazine or book form of the "Star-Spangled Banner" (entitled "The Defense of Fort M'Henry"). In Volume Four of The Analectic Magazine, July-December, 1814. Engraved general title, and 4 frontispiece portraits for Aug., Sept., Nov. and Dec. issues. 524 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary sheep with red lettering piece, worn and scuffed. Lacking blank end papers and pp 317-18. Contemporary notes on pastedowns, and an amateur pen-and-ink caricature of Sir George Lyttelton. Closed tear across p. 421, with no loss. Contents foxed and browned, with some marginal chipping. Pp. 433-4, in which "Fort M'Henry" appears, are lightly foxed. Three relatively insignificant words cancelled in a contemporary hand (to better fit the meter of the tune, "To Anacreon in Heaven"?). The National Anthem's First Magazine Appearance Penned on the occasion of the successful defense of Fort McHenry against the British in September, 1814, Key's lyrics - set to the tune of an old British drinking song known as "To Anacreon in Heaven" - were initially published as a broadside, only two copies of which have survived. It appeared in newspapers that same month, and was first published here in magazine form in November of that year, because, as the editors of the Analectic put it their introduction, the song's "merit entitles [it] to preservation in some more permanent form than the columns of a daily paper." Key' poem was collected in two anthologies later in 1814 (THE NATIONAL SONGSTER, and THE AMERICAN MUSE), but this is its very first appearance in "a more permanent form." Indeed, here's one copy which has survived of what ultimately became known as "The Star-Spangled Banner", adopted as the official national anthem of the United States in 1931. A landmark piece of American mythmaking.

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        The Poems of Thomas Gray. With Critical Notes, A Life of the Author, and An Essay on His Poetry, by the Rev. John Mitford

      London: Printed for White, Cochrane & Co. by S. Hamilton, 1814. First edition edited by Mitford. Engraved portrait by C. Heath & J. Holl after Eckhardt. 1 vols. 8vo. Full contemporary green straight-grained morocco, single fine gilt fillet border outside running floriated blind-tooled border, center panel consisting of seven fine gilt fillet borders with elaborate gilt floral cornerpieces all outside blind-tooled double fillet border, spine in five compartments with rich gilt designs of flowers and lyres in three and gilt lettering in two, a.e.g., with a contemporary fore-edge painting. Expertly rebacked, else fine. Bookplate of Stuart Schimmel. The fore-edge painting depicts a country setting, with trees and a river in the foreground and a palatial manor in the background amidst more trees. A fine example of the art.

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        The Wanderer; or, Female Difficulties

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, Paternoster-Row, 1814. First edition. xxvii, [i]; 443; 458; 438; 359; 395 pp. Strahan and Preston, Printers-Street, London. 5 vols. 12mo. Contemporary half brown calf and marbled boards. Bookplates. Nice copy.

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        Festoons of Fancy, Consisting of Compositions Amatory, Sentimental and Humorous, in Verse and Prose ?

      Louisville, Kentucky: From the Press of William Farquar, 1814. First edition. [2], 180 pp. (pages 3-10, 13-18 and 179 in facsimile). 12mo. Contemporary sheep, varnished, leather label. Text somewhat soiled and stained, new free endpapers. "The first humorous book produced West of the Alleghanies [sic]" (Howes) "Festoons of Fancy is not only the first important book of poems printed west of the Alleghenies, but it is almost certainly the first book of any kind printed in Louisville" (Streeter). Littell (1768-1824) was a lawyer and author who, after a stint in western Pennsylvania, settled in Kentucky in 1801. He published several import law reference works that were early efforts to codify Kentucky law. His satires, Epistles of William, Surnamed Littell, to the People of the Realm of Kentucky (1806) and Festoons of Fancy (which includes the earlier work), were not well-received at the time, and were seen as "proofs of his eccentricity, frivolousness, and immorality. Today they are acknowledged as important first examples of frontier humor" (DAB).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Rudolstadt, 21. V. 1814. - 1 S. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief) und Siegel. An die Redaction des Morgenblattes ("Abzugeben an die Buchhandlung des Herrn Cotta"): "Euer Wohlgeboren erhalten hierbey die Composition eines Liedchens von Herrn Hanz, welches ich vor Kurzem in Ihrem Morgenblatte fand. - In mehreren hiesigen, munteren Gesellschaften wurde dieses Liedchen mit Vergnügen gesungen, und mir von mehreren Seiten der Wunsch geäußert, diese kleine Composition Ihnen mitzutheilen [ ]". - Seit 1797 als Violinist an die Rudolstädter Hofkapelle verpflichtet, unternahm Eberwein 1803/04 eine Studienreise nach Italien, wurde in Neapel von Fedele Fenaroli unterrichtet und 1810 zum Kammermusikus in Rudolstadt ernannt. Seit 1817 dort Kapellmeister, lernte er im gleichen Jahr auf einer Reise in Wien Beethoven und Salieri kennen. - Fehlstellen (ohne Textberührung).

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        The Fiery Flying Serpent Slander, And The Brazen Serpent Charity, Delineated: or a Saint and a Slanderer As Opposite As the Ancient of Days and the Genius of Darkness. Being a Selection from Vocabularies, Digests of Law, and Approved Authors Upon Divinity, Both French and English, to Restrain Slander and Promote Charity

      Winchester, Virginia: Printed by Jonathan Foster for the Publisher, 1814. FIRST EDITION. 12mo. 252 pp. Bound in contemporary American sheep, red spine label gilt (a little worn and rubbed), paper stock somewhat browned on account of the paper stock. Preserved in a fitted folding case. IN GOOD ANTIQUARIAN CONDITION The author, a Methodist Episcopal Church pastor, here presents a rather bizarre quasi-legal work against slander, citing legal dictionaries and law codes. The book strays far its initial legal assessment of the laws of libel and slander, and the focus turns to Christian charity. "Slander and defamation have for ages been spreading their baneful influence thro' every clime; and indeed it would seem that time serves only to increase our appetite for this pernicious vice, so injurious to the character of others, and so destructive to domestic happiness and peace." See also Richard Beale Davis "Intellectual life in Jefferson's Virginia, 1790-1830" p. 141. PROVENANCE: two interesting contemporary inscriptions appear inside front cover and on first blank leaf: "Thomas P. Adelis, His Book, bought from Berry in the year of our Lord 1822." -- "Joseph Bunn's book, bought at J.R. Phillips, May 1838." On the final leaf are inscribed the name of Thomas Adelis and Jane Neely Lutz. Early 19th-century American books are almost never found in good condition. Of this work there are two other copies on the market, one lacks two leaves, the other is "worn" and "stained." Shaw and Shoemaker 31471. Catalogue of the library of the Law School of Harvard University (1909), Vol. I, p. 680. Not in Haynes, Swem, Eberstadt, Decker, or Sabin. A copy of "The Fiery Flying Serpent Slander" was in the famed Brinley Library; the compilers of the sale catalogue, writing in 1886 (!) then described the book as "scarce and curious" (lot 7528). Although Ferguson's book is cited in Morris L. Cohen's magisterial "Bibliography of Early American Law" (Vol. 3) it would appear that there is no copy in the Yale Law Library (sic). Not in Emory and Bridwell.

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        The Journal of Andrew Ellicott, late commissioner on behalf of the United States during part of the year 1796, the years 1797, 1798, 1799, and part of the year 1800: for determining the boundary between the United States and the possessions of his Catholic Majesty in America, containing occasional remarks on the situation, soil, rivers, natural productions, and diseases of the different countries on the Ohio, Mississippi, and Gulf of Mexico .

      William Fry, Philadelphia 1814 - (10 x 7 3/4 inches). vii,299,151pp. Errata leaf. 14 engraved folding maps and charts. Contemporary tree calf, flat spine divided into compartments by gilt fillets, red morocco lettering piece in the second compartment Provenance: Samuel Mickle (early signature on title) The first thorough American survey of the lower Mississippi, and one of the earliest American reports on West Florida. Following his work on laying out the plans and surveys for Washington, D.C., Ellicott was appointed commissioner to determine the boundary between the United States and Spanish Florida. His travels, occupying four years, covered the Mississippi Valley, Florida, and the southern hinterlands. First published in 1803, the text provides a detailed summary of his work, while the maps show the borders and the region in far more detail than they had been illustrated previously. At the time of the Louisiana Purchase, this was one of the foremost authorities available on the region, and Ellicott's surveys and mentoring would have a profound influence on Meriwether Lewis, whom he advised at the request of Thomas Jefferson. The present copy is a scarce example of the first edition, second issue: i.e. comprised of the sheets of the 1803 first edition, but with a cancel title page on wove paper bearing the 1814 imprint of William Fry. Graff 1230 (1803 edition); Howes E94; Sabin 22216. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Fontaine's Tales: Imitated in English Verse

      London: C. Chapple, 66 Pall-Mall, 1814. First full English verse edition. Extra-illustrated with two frontispiece portraits of La Fontaine in volume I, portrait of Jean Duplessis-Bertaux in volume II and 76 engarvings by Duplessis-Bertaux in two states (in contemporary color and uncolored). xxii, 286; [ii], 360 pp. 12mo. Bound in later 19th-century three-quaters brown morocco, a.e.g., fine. Extra-Illustrated with Plates by Duplessis-Bertaux in Two States The first complete verse translation of La Fontaine's Tales in English, extra-illustrated with 76 plates by Duplessis-Bertaux in colored and uncolored states.

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        Defence of Fort McHenry [The Star-Spangled Banner]

      Philadelphia: Thomas Moses, 1814. Pamphlet. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A very early printing, published on two pages within the Analectic Magazine in November, 1814. Clean pages with very light wear. Francis Scott Key first penned what was to become the national anthem of the United States on 15 Sep 1814 as a prisoner on a warship the day after watching the British fleet's failed bombarment of Ft. McHenry in Baltimore Harbor. Key gave his hand-written poem, which he titled "The Defence of Fort McHenry," to his brother-in-law, Joseph H. Nicholson, who had a number of broadsides printed (only two survive). On the 20th of September, the poem was printed in two Baltimore newspapers, and shortly thereafter it was republished in a handful of newspapers along the east coast as well as a piece of sheet music by a Baltimore music store. After it's first public performance a Baltimore tavern in October, the song's rising popularity caught the attention of Washington Irving, the editor of the Analectic Magazine, published the lyrics in the Novemeber edition of his journal.

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        Commonplace book of original drawings, engravings and transcribed poetry

      1814. Numerous engravings, mostly 18th-century portraits of royalty, some hand-colored, 10 ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS (3 x 2-1/2 in.) in the style of Henry Corbould, and one additional watercolor portrait (8-1/4 x 6-1/2 in.) of a young woman. 4to. Contemporary red straight-grain morocco, covers gilt-tooled with a wide roll border, gilt ruled frame with corner decorations made up from small tools, spine gilt in six compartments, a.e.g., by Comte de Caumont (ticket on verso of ffep). Light scuffing to edge of covers, glue burn to engravings, some engravings loose. A fine binding from the shop of the French-born Auguste Marie, Comte de Caumont, dating from his period at 1 Frith Street, which he occupied from 1803-1814. It is generally accepted that de Caumont was not himself a binder, but rather managed the shop, tended to customers and kept accounts. He hired some of the great London binders of the day, including Cordeval and Kalthoeber.

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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

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1814. First London edition, published the same year as the Philadelphia edition. Large folding map and five charts on three plates. xxiv, 663, [1, ad] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Late nineteenth century three quarter dark brown morocco and pebbled cloth over boards, marbled endsheets and edges. Early owner signature at upper margin of title. Faint traces of inkstamp removal from title leaf. Joints repaired. Very good plus copy, internally clean and fresh. The "definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" (Wagner-Camp).

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        The Poems of Thomas Gray. With Critical Notes, A Life of the Author, and An Essay on His Poetry, by the Rev. John Mitford

      London: Printed for White, Cochrane & Co. by S. Hamilton, 1814. First edition edited by Mitford. Engraved portrait by C. Heath & J. Holl after Eckhardt. 1 vols. 8vo. Full contemporary green straight-grained morocco, single fine gilt fillet border outside running floriated blind-tooled border, center panel consisting of seven fine gilt fillet borders with elaborate gilt floral cornerpieces all outside blind-tooled double fillet border, spine in five compartments with rich gilt designs of flowers and lyres in three and gilt lettering in two, a.e.g., with a contemporary fore-edge painting. Expertly rebacked, else fine. Bookplate of Stuart Schimmel. First edition edited by Mitford. Engraved portrait by C. Heath & J. Holl after Eckhardt. 1 vols. 8vo. The fore-edge painting depicts a country setting, with trees and a river in the foreground and a palatial manor in the background amidst more trees. A fine example of the art.

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        Autograph letter signed.

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

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        "Carte des Iles Britanniques ou Royaume-Uni de la Grande Bretagne & d'Irlande. 2e Edition".

      Paris, Piquet, 1814.. Grenzkolorierte Kupferkarte auf Leinen gestochen von Blondeau und Aubert, in 48 Segmenten, 145 x 154 cm, in Pappschuber der Zeit, 27 x 21 cm,. Schuber etwas lädiert, Kartenrückseiten etwas angestaubt, sonst gut.

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        TRACTS HISTORICAL AND STATISTICAL, ON INDIA; with Journals of Several Tours Through Various Parts of the Peninsula: also, an Account of Sumatra, in a Series of Letters

      London, printed for Robert Baldwin; and Black, Parry, and Co. Booksellers to the Hon. East India Company, 1814.. FIRST EDITION 1814, 4to, approximately 295 x 210 mm, 10½ x 8¼ inches, engraved frontispiece and 4 engraved plates, of which 1 of diamonds hand coloured, 2 large folding hand coloured maps, 1 of Mysore and the other of The Circars, plus 5 diagrams in the text, pages: xi, [1], 462, tables of the thermometer and barometer as observed in different parts of the peninsula of Hindostan, pages [446]-460, handsomely rebound in full red morocco with decorative gilt band to edges of covers enclosing a narrow patterned border with small corner ornaments, gilt raised bands to spine, gilt decoration in 4 compartments, gilt lettering in the other 2, new endpapers. Pale triangular stain to frontispiece and title page on top inner corner, quite unobtrusive, persisting faintly through prelim pages, plates 2, 4 and 5 lightly browned in the margins and with same pale damp stain to upper inner corner, damp stain showing slightly more on plate 4 and text pages adjacent to it, neat old repair to fore-edge margin of plate 4, not affecting image, a few text pages lightly browned in upper margin. A very good tight clean copy in an attractive modern binding, housed in a custom made sturdy cloth slipcase. Benjamin Heyne, M.D. F.L.S., (1770-1819), was a Scottish surgeon, naturalist and botanist, member of the Asiatic Society of Calcutta and the Learned Societies of Bombay, Berlin, &c. and surgeon and naturalist on the establishment of Fort St. George. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Profitable Planter: A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Planting Forest Trees, in Every Description of Soil and Situation; More Particularly on Elevated Sites, Barren Heaths, Rocky Soils, &c and The Forest Pruner; Or, Timber Owner's Assistant: A Treatise on the Training or Management of British Timber Trees; Whether Intended for Use, Ornament, or Shelter Including an Explanation on the Causes of Their General Diseases and Defects, With the Means of Prevention, and Remedies, Where Practicable (Two volumes bound together)

      London: J. Harding. 1814 and 1810. Fourth edition and Third edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Two volumes bound together in handsome early tree calf! Fourth and third editions, respectively, 1814 and 1810, octavo, 267pp. and 277pp., illustrated with handsome plates, some of which fold out. Book VG with boards showing edgewear, rear board splitting at top hinge, outer spine hinges worn, spine cracking from age, small scuff near bottom of title on spine, binding tight, previous owner's plate and withdrawl stamp to front pastedown, text shows some toning and foxing. In protective mylar wrap.

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        With Napoleon exiled to Elba, the Dutch press pokes fun at it's former ruler

      Etching and Aquatint after Johann Michael Volz, 10.5" x 12", one page, c. 1814 caricature, tilted NAPOLEON. DE EERSTE en LAATSTE... [or] NAPOLEON. THE FIRST, and LAST... The print bears Dutch and English text below the image. Light soiling and creases, moderate mat burn at lightly worn margins.The main text, also in Dutch and English respectively, pokes fun at Napoleon's titles after his defeat and exile to Elba: "NAPOLEON The First, and Last, by the Wrath of Heaven Emperor of the Jacobins, Protector of the Confederation of Rogues, Mediator of the Hellish League, Grand Cross of the Legion of Horror, Commander in Chief of the Legions of Skeletons left at Moscow, Smolensk, Leipzig, &c. Head Runner of Runaways, Mock High-Priest of the Sanhedrim, Mock Prophet of Mussulmen, Mock Pillar of the Christian Faith, Inventor of the Syrian Method of disposing of his own Sick by sleeping Draughts, or of captured Enemies by the Bayonet; First Grave-Digger for burying alive; Chief Gaoler of the Holy Father and of the King of Spain, Destroyer of Crowns, and Manufacturer of Counts, Dukes, Princes, and Kings; Chief Douanier of the Continental System, Head Butcher of the Parisian and Toulonese Massacres, Murderer of Hoffer, Palm, Wright, nay, of his own prince, the noble and virtuous Duke of Enghien, and of a thousand others; Kidnapper of Ambassadors, High-Admiral of the Invasion Praams, Cup-Bearer of the Jaffa Poison, Arch-Chancellor of Waste-Paper Treaties, Arch-Treasurer of the Plunder of the World, the sanguinary Coxcomb, Assassin, and Incendiary......to MAKE PEACE WITH!!! "The explanatory text at the bottom explains the heavy symbolism in the caricature: "This hieroglyphic Portrait of the DESTROYER is faithfully copied from a German Print, with the Parody of his assumed Titles. The Hat of the Destroyer represents a discomfited French Eagle, maimed and crouching, after his Conflict with the Eagles of the North. His visage is composed of the Carcases of the Victims of his Folly and Ambition, who perished on the Plains of Russia and Saxony. His Throat is encircled with the Red Sea, in Allusion to his drowned Hosts. His Epaulette is a Hand, leading the Rhenish Confederation, under the flimsy Symbol of a Cobweb. The Spider is an Emblem of the Vigilance of the Allies, who have inflicted on that Hand a deadly Sting!" Listed in Broadley, Napoleon in Caricature 1795 - 1821, Vol. 2, 417., (Appendix H: "Dutch Caricatures", No. 69).

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        The Letters of Lord Nelson to Lady Hamilton ; with a Supplement of Interesting Letters, by Distinguished Characters

      London: Printed by Macdonald and Son, for Thomas Lovewell & Co, 1814. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. VERY GOOD CONDITION AND INTERESTING PROVENANCES2 volumes in 1. xii, 273pp. & viii, 264pp. 8"x4". Rebound in 19th century half brown calf and black cloth, raised spine bands, ruled, titled, and decorated top edge in gilt. In attractive period rebinding with modest rubbing and a soil spot to bottom spine; two bookplates and one label with a poem affixed to front endpapers. A few small offset spots to endpapers, edge toning to flyleaves, bibliographical pencil notes to first half-title page, penciled ownership signature to both title pages. Occasional foxing else very good+. Two Bookplates. One of William Whateley Q.C., the treasurer of the Inner Temple, and the other of Alfred Heacock Whittaker who wrote "Occupational Health in America" in 1962 with Henry B. Selleck. Penciled name of F??? Palmer to each title page as yet another an owner. Scarce collection of letters from Lord Nelson to his mistress Lady Emma Hamilton."The publisher, Thomas Lovewell, went bankrupt in 1817 and was forced to put the letters up for sale. They were purchased by Croker acting on behalf of the Admiralty and Government who were anxious that they were kept out of public circulation. Harrison is often cited as the editor but my own research years ago suggests that Oliver (a servant with whom Emma had quarrelled} was the culprit - although Harrison may have been involved too." quoted from Michael Nash, UK.The supplement in volume II, running from page 107 on, contains letters from Lord Nelson to Miss Horatia Nelson Thomson, Miss Charlotte Nelson, letters from Alexander Davison, Esq. to Lady Hamilton, a letter from Lady Hamilton to Alexander Davison, Esq., a letter from Lady Hamilton to Viscount Sidmouth, letters from Sir William Hamilton to Lady Hamilton, and numerous letters from Sir William Hamilton to Lord Nelson, and finally a number of letters from Lord Nelson to Sir William Hamilton.

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        MEMOIRS OF MILITARY SURGERY, AND CAMPAIGNS OF THE FRENCH ARMIES, ON THE RHINE, IN CORSICA, CATALONIA, EGYPT, AND SYRIA; AT BOULOGNE, ULM, AND AUSTERLITZ; IN SAXONY, PRUSSIA, POLAND, SPAIN, AND AUSTRIA

      Baltimore: Joseph Cushing, 1814. Two volumes uniformly bound. Black leather spine labels. Spine extremities and corners frayed. Covers rubbed. Previous owner's name in ink on front preliminary and top of title-page both volumes. Peripheral browning of many pages with mild to moderate foxing throughout, moreso on title-pages. (See photos).. Faint water-staining top and bottom tips of the first few pages of Volume 1. Front free endpaper loosened Volume 1. Both volumes are tightly bound and easily readable throughout. Erratum slip laid-in Volume 2. This first American edition is derived from the Second Paris edition, translated with notes by Richard Wilmott Hall, M.D. Bound with 10 of 11 plates. Plate 2 was not published. Plates 10-11 show damp-stain at bottom third. Half-inch hole a mid-plate of Plate 7. 415-434pp. Dominique Jean Larrey (1766-1842) was one of the great military surgeons in history. He was preesent at all of Napoleon's great battles. He was one of the first surgeons to successfully perform an amputation at tghe hip, the first to describe therapeutic effects of maggots on wounds, invented the "ambulance volonte" or flying ambulance for the battlefield, among many other innovations in the care and treatment of military injuries and conditions. See Garrison-Morton 2160. This edition is abridged from Larrey's five-volume set, being Volumes 1-3 in two volumes.. First American Edition. Full Brown Mottled Calf. General Cover and Corner Wear/No Jacket. Octavo.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O. u. D.. 1 S. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt mit Adresse am Gegenblatt verso (Faltbrief). Kl.-8vo.. An seinen Freund, den aus Pest gebürtigen Pianisten Stephen Heller (1814-88), wohnhaft 62, rue Neuve-des-Mathurins, Paris: "Mon cher Heller / J'ai cherche dans toute la rue de Laval sans pouvoir trouver M. de Vesma [?] qui a eu la bonte de m'ecrire ce matin et que je voudrais bien voir avant son deport pour la campagne. Savez vous son adresse numerotee?" - Die Unterschrift aus Platzmangel am Briefkopf untergebracht.

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        EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES CONCERNING THE PHILOSOPHY OF PERMANENT COLOURS; AND THE BEST MEANS OF PRODUCING THEM, BY DYEING, CALICO PRINTING, &C

      Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1814. original paper covered boards with paper spine labels. Marbling. 8vo. original paper covered boards with paper spine labels. xlv,(iii),401,(3); (iv),394,(2). 2 volumes. First U.S. edition (of the London 1813 edition) The first volume was issued in 1794 and the second volume in 1813. When the second volume was issued, the first volume was reissued and dated 1813 (Cohen #36; Lawrie #26; Wolfe, Marbled Paper: Its History, Techniques, and Patterns, 167 and 225, n.3; S&S 30738; Rink 1851. Ron's Bibliotheca Tinctoria #67 ). Bancroft was an English physician-chemist, a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, of the State of Massachusetts Bay. Wolfe cites this work in his discussion of the production of marbling colors, specifically "the earths and the lakes" (Wolfe 225, notes 7, 8, 10, 14, and 15). Includes a preface, explanation of terms, introduction, list of errata, and general index. Table of contents in each volume. Cohen notes two publisher's catalogues present in this copy (2 pages at the end of each volume) were also found in the copy owned by The Library Company of Philadelphia. Covers rubbed and spotted and worn along hinges and edges. Ink ownership inscription on back cover of volume one. Front cover of volume two detached and back cover lacking. Extremely rare to find in original publisher's binding.

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        North America [Original 1814 Map]

      London: Thomsons New General Atlas [Drawn and Engraved For] 1814. () Very good. 21" X 26" (53.34 X 66 cm). Printed on thick paper. The edges of the land masses have been outlined by hand in colour (pink, yellow and green). Vertical crease down center with some very slight darkening to either side. Light soiling near edges (with the tips of the bottom two corners darkened). Border has been coloured a very subtle orange, which gets darker near to the top right corner; also No. 53 sticker furthur into top right corner. Bottom edge untrimmed with a couple of small closed tears. A very interesting map. Map shows North America (with the borders being: the easternmost tip of Asia / the islands of Alaska, the western most tip of Iceland and New Mexico). Distance is given in British Statute miles. It is impressive to note the large differences between this map and one of today..

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O. u. D. - 5 SS. Folio. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "In der Hoffnung dass es vielleicht von einigem Nutzen seyn dürfte wenn ich diejenigen Bemerkungen welche ich während meines Aufenthaltes in Breslau über den dortigen Zustand der Musik gemacht schriftlich mittheilte, so fand ich Gelegenheit in den zehn Tagen welche ich dort verweilte, folgende Erfahrungen in obiger Hinsicht zu machen. In Breslau angekommen ging ich zuerst in das königl. evangelische Seminar, um Herrn Hientsch, den ich von Berlin her kannte, wieder zu sehen. Er machte mich mit dem Äußerlichen der Anstalt gleich etwas bekannt. Auch probierte ich die Orgel, welche aber leider nur ein Manual hat und gar nicht von dem Umfange, von welchem ein solches Instrument für eine solche Anstalt billig seyn sollte. Auch ist eine Orgel für eine solche Anstalt, wo 80 und wohl noch mehr junge Leute sich zu Organisten bilden sollen, gar nicht ausreichend. Es ist daher höchst preiswürdig, dass ein hohes Ministerium dem Katholischen Seminario eine zweite Orgel bewilligt hat. Es steht daher zu hoffen, dass auch dem evangelischen Seminario eine solche 2te Orgel zu Theil werden wird [ ]". - August Wilhelm Bach, zunächst von seinem Vater im Orgelspiel unterrichtet, studierte bei Karl Zelter, Ludwig Berger und Karl Wilhelm Henning. 1814 wurde er Organist an St. Gertraud, 1816 an der Marienkirche in Berlin. 1822 berief ihn Zelter als Lehrer an das neugegründete Königliche Institut für Kirchenmusik; 1832 wurde er dessen Nachfolger als Direktor. Er lehrte auch an der Berliner Akademie der Künste und war Orgelsachverständiger im preußischen Kultusministerium.

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        Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the Russians

      London: James Goodwin. Full Morocco. Very Good. 4to, 9.5 by 7 inches, 24 by 17 cm. 64 plates, each accompanied by a page or two of description (on separate leaves). Colas 2358. This is derived from the same title published by John Murray in 1814, which itself was based closely on the work published by Miller in 1803 and the plates of Georgi from the 1770s (Colas 1223). Notwithstanding the derivative nature of the plates, as hand-colored stipple prints they are exquisite, with color that to this day springs off the page and delights. Leather on spine is dried out and rubbed by extremities. Rubbing of gutter areas. Boards' leather still healthy. Binding is tight, and notwithstanding some minor scattered soiling of leaves, text and plates overall quite clean and fresh. Gilt foreedges.

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        Les Oeuvres d'Euclide, en grec, en latin et en francais, d'apres un manuscrit tres-ancien qui etait reste inconnu jusqu' a nos jours. Par F(rancois) Peyrard. 3 Bände.

      Paris, Patris, 1814-18.. (26 x 20 cm). XLII (statt XLIV?) 518 (2) S./ XLIV, 518 (1) S./ (4) XVIII, 616 S. Mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten. Moderne Pappbände im Stil der Zeit.. Erste Ausgabe dieses hervorragenden Werkes, der einzigen trilingualen Edition der euklidschen Werke. - "Das dreibändige Hauptwerk von Peyrard, mit dem er den Höhepunkt seiner Quellenforschung zu Euklid erreicht und die Grundlage für die abschließende Ausgabe der Heiberg-Menge u.a. schafft, indem er die ortheonische Redaktion der Euklidischen Elemente in einer griechisch-lateinisch-französischen Ausgabe bietet" (Steck). Peyrard ist der Erste, der auf die Vatikan-Handschrift "Vaticanus Graecus 190" zurückgreift; sie ist die einzige vollständige vortheonische und damit die älteste bekannte Fassung der 'Elemente'. - Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Die ersten Blätter von Band 3 in der rechten oberen Ecke mit kleinem Fleckenrand. Möglicherweise fehlt ein Blatt der Vorstücke von Band 1. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - Steck VI.6; Riccardi, Bibliografia Euclidea S. 484

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        The Seats of the Nobility and Gentry

      1814. WATTS, William. The Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, in a Collection of the most interesting & Picturesque Views. Engraved title-page and 84 plates, each with a leaf of descriptive text in letterpress, 1 f. ("Alphabetical Index"). Oblong 4to., 210 x 265 mm, bound in contemporary English red morocco, board edges gilt, spine gilt, a.e.g. London: John & Josiah Boydell, [ca. 1814]. The delicate engravings in Watts's famous work, Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, offer present-day viewers a record of English stately homes and the late-eighteenth-century gardens that surrounded them. The engravings were executed by Watts after his own designs, as well as those of Inigo Jones and others. John Harris has shown that these views offer valuable contemporary evidence of the architecture and gardens of each estate. Among the famous homes are: two views of Chiswick House, Middlesex, the seat of the Duke of Devonshire, another of Chatsworth in Derbyshire with modifications by Lancelot "Capability" Brown; Burghley House in Northamptonshire, the seat of the Earl of Exeter, with alterations by "Capability" Brown; Wilton House, the seat of the Earl of Pembroke; Alnwick Castle, the seat of the Duke of Northumberland; Charlton House in Wiltshire, the seat of the Earl of Suffolk, which was designed by Inigo Jones; and many others. William Watts (1752-1851) obtained his art education from such noted artists as Paul Sandby and Edward Rooker. His Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, which was originally issued serially in the years 1779-1786, is his best known work. Also a popular work, it was reprinted throughout the beginning of the nineteenth century, this copy with paper watermarked 1814. Preliminaries lightly creased, overall a fine, handsome copy. John Harris, The Artist and the Country House, pp. 156, 258, 261, 282. Bryan V, 347. Bénézit X, 656. Ian Mackenzie, British Prints, p. 342 (recording 80 plates only).

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        Opera d'Architettura ossia progetto sul foro che doveva esegursi in Milano

      Milan: Fratelli Bettalli, [1814]. - Folio (20 6/8 x 17 inches). Engraved vignette of the Foro Bonaparte on the title-page, 14 MAGNIFICENT double-page sepia aquatints plates by Antolinini, Sanquirico and others, and 10 uncoloured double-page engraved plans and aquatints. Contemporary marbled paper boards (rebacked with blue cloth in the 19th-century, worn). Provenance: acquired from Marlborough Rare Books, 1973 by Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow, their sale, Christie's 19th June 2014, lot 113. First edition, issued by subscription. A superb collection of Antolini's designs for the Foro Bonaparte, a grandiose plan to modernise the Castello Sforza, Piazza del Castello, Piazza d'Armi during Napoleon's occupation of Italy. Napoleon had first entered Milan on May 15 1796, by the end of June, the ancient Castello Sforza was under French rule. Napoleon decided to restore and improve the old fortress in spite of local Milanese opposition who wished to see the remains of old tyranny destroyed. In April 1799, Milan was back under Austrian and Russian rule, but on June 14 1800, Napoleon defeated the Austrian army in Marengo, and Milan was proclaimed capital of the Cisalpine Republic. Again, "the castle was used as a barracks and was further damaged. The Ducal Chapel was transformed into a stable, the Ducal Apartments used as a dormitory and the frescos painted during the Sforza period were covered in lime. At the beginning of the 19th century, the population exulted as the old Spanish ramparts were demolished. Great architects such as Luigi Canonica and Giovanni Antolini were called in to redesign the big area in front of the deteriorated Sforza Castle. Antolini designed a circular square with a diameter of about 570 meters. In it were classic-design public buildings (e.g. the Pantheon, the National Museum). Around it were arcades with warehouses, stores and private buildings. This square was named Foro Bonaparte. In the middle of the Foro survived the Sforza Castle, which became the residence of the Government. On one side, the Foro Bonaparte faced the city. The other side opened on a big square in the way to Parco Sempione and Paris. However, after April 1801, the project was set aside and the whole area underwent gradual changes, which led to transform it into a vast square (700x700 meters) called Piazza d'Armi" (Castello Sforzesco online). The extraordinary aquatints include images of the entire square, the Foro Bonaparte, the Faciata Princepale, Barriera Sempione, Faciata del Terme, Spaccato dei Bagni, Spaccato delle Sala delle Terme, the Facciata del Pantheon, Teatro, Borsa, et Museo, the Spaccato del Pantheon, Spaccato per is lungo del Teatro, Spaccato dell Borsa - Facciata posteriore, Spaccato del Musea, Spaccato della Logaria, Facciata, e Spaccato di una delle S. Sale di Publica Istruzione, and the "Monumento decretato dalla commissione provisoria di Governo li 5. Messidoro an.o 8° era francese, per eternare la memoria dell'eroe Bonaparte ; scelto dalla commissione degli artisti istituita per il giudicio del concorso ; e destinato da erigersi nel Foro-Bonaparte in Milano". Antolini is best remembered for his work in the Piazza San Marco, Venice. Berlin Kat. 2649. The first of the large double-page aquatints is an early example of the work of Allessandro Sanquirico, architect, decorator, restorer, inventor, and practiced artist of perspective and lighting, and the chief scenic artist and stage designer at La Scala from 1817 to 1832. While there he instigated a new aesthetic of stage design that was to become indissolubly associated with the art of 19th-century grand opera, and which continued to influence operatic set dressing well into the 20th-century. Sanquirico recorded all of his major stage designs in a series of meticulous aquatint engravings and disseminated them throughout Europe. They were often copied, and so were a major vehicle of his influence, which extended even to fashions in furniture, interior decoration, and clothing. For more information about thi [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A TREATISE ON THE LAWS FOR THE RELIEF AND SETTLEMENT OF THE POOR. The Third edition, with considerable corrections

      Printed by A. Strahan for J. Butterworth and Son. London.,1814. THREE VOLUMES. 8vo. Vol.1. xlviii,566pp,8pp ads; Vol.2.xxiv,622pp; Vol.3.xvi,374pp. Minor hole to prelim pages of volume one otherwise a clean tight set in contemporary brown calf bindings with ruled lines & numbering, and red title labels, all in gilt, to the spines. Hinges all professionally repaired. Blind stamped rope border to the boards. Edges a but rubbed and bumped but overall a very good set. Previous owners attractive armorial bookplate (Samuel Wells, Jun. of Huntingdon) to all of the front pastedown endpapers and neat hand written notes to the first 2 volume's front free endpapers.:

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        The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland - 2 volume set

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, London 1814 - 209pp, xiii + index. Ninety-eight engraved plates. Scarce Large Paper Edition with hand pressed plates. Language: eng G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Modern rebind with new endpapers. Some browning and scattered foxing Black hardback cloth covers on marbled boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE GRAND FESTIVAL AT YARMOUTH, on Tuesday, the 19th of April, 1814 :

      Yarmouth, printed and published by J. Keymer, 1814.. with an APPENDIX containing copies of all the handbills which were published on the occasion, a list of the subscribers and an account of the expenditure. 1814, 8vo, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, 2 folding plates, 72 pages, original publisher's boards, pink printed label to upper cover, first page of text has large pictorial engraved initial with heading printed in red. Spine rubbed and upper hinge beginning to split, covers still holding firmly, shelf wear to edges, corners bumped and worn, covers dusty with some small marks and pale stains, 1 inch loss to outer margin of first free endpaper, a few page edges dusty, some with tiny closed tears, otherwise a very good copy still in its original boards. Festival in Celebration of the defeat of Napoleon Buonapart. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        La Perse ou tableau de l'histoire. 5 Volumes

      1814. JOURDAIN, Amable Louis Marie Michel Brèchillet. La Perse ou tableau de l'histoire, du government, de la religion, de la literature, etc., de cet empire; des moeurs et coustumes de ses habitans. 5 volumes. [4], xxi, 218; [4], 268; [4], 226; [4] 288; [4] 327, pp. Illustrated with 26 full-page hand colored engravings, 6 foldout hand colored engravings and 2 black and white engravings. 12mo., 130 x 80 mm, bound in contemporary full speckled tan calf, spine and boards gilt, green morocco spine label, rebacked with original spine laid down, a.e.g., some quires unopened and original silk bookmarks. Paris: Ferra et Imbert, 1814.First edition. An illustrated portrait of Persia; its cultural, political, and religious history by the Orientalist Amable Louis Marie Michel Brèchillet Jourdain (1788-1818)."Jourdain was born at Paris in 1788, became a distinguished Orientalist, and studied under Silvestre de Sacy and Langlès. His principal work is entitled, La Perse, ou Tableau de l'Histoire, du Gouvernement, de la Religion, de la Literature, &c. de cet Empire, 1814, 5 vols, 18mo. He was one of the contributors to the Biographie Universelle; the Annales des Voyages; the Mines de l'Orient; and he supplied Michaud with valuable materials for his History of the Crusades, collected from Arabic writers. He also obtained a prize from the Academy of Belles-Letters for a dissertation of those works of Aristotle, and other Greek philosophers, for the preservation of which we are indebted to the Arabians." - Rose, New General Biographical Dictionary, vol. 9, pp. 49.The finely coloured plates depict costumes, trades, ceremonies, sporting, landscapes, ruins and much more. The work is much in the style of the Nepveu publications of around the same time. A handsome set.PROVENANCE: From the library of George R., with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Hiler, pp. 486.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Göttingen, 11. VIII. 1814.. 4 SS. 4to.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Ich versprach dir, lieber Freund, vor meiner Abreise aus Rudolstadt, bisweilen von unsern Hin- und Herzügen Nachricht zu geben. Aber wie das so geht - der gute Wille ist da, aber tausendfache Zerstreuungen [ ] verzögerten immer mein löbliches Vorhaben; meine Saumseligkeit hat diesmal die wenigste Schuld. Kürzlich unsere Reiseroute: Vom Sondershausen nach Alexisbad - Langensalza - Gotha - Erfurt - Lauchstädt - zurück über Sondershausen und Göttingen nach Pyrmont (inliegend der Zettel unseres zweiten Concerts) zurück über Göttingen (heute wie der Zettel besagt Concert das.). [ ] Der Glanzpunkt unserer ganzen Reise wird doch wohl Pyrmont bleiben. Wir haben deiner und Hollebens und Sommers oft gedacht, und Euch mit Sehnsucht in unsere Mitte gewünscht. Wie oft hat mir Hollebens gefehlt! Der Zweck unserer reise ist schön erfüllt worden. Eine Menge interessanter Bekanntschaften, Vergnügen die Hülle und Fülle [ ] - alles machte unsere Reise zu einer der amüsantesten, die man machen kann. Die Schattenseite bildeten die schlechten Orchester, das mitunter sehr mühsame und angreifende Schnellreisen, wenn es uns etwa an einem Orte zu lange gefallen hatte, und das Abschiednehmen von allen den hübschen Mädchen u. Weiberchens [ ]". - Methfessel studierte von 1807 bis 1809 Theologie und klassische Philologie in Leipzig, wirkte daneben als Sänger an Gewandhauskonzerten mit und wandte sich ganz der Musik zu, als ein Stipendium der Fürstin von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt ihm eine Gesangsausbildung bei Francesco Ceccarelli in Dresden ermöglichte. 1810 bis 1822 stand er als Hof- und Kammersänger im Dienst des rudolstädtischen Hofes, ging dann als Musikdirektor und Gesanglehrer nach Hamburg und wurde 1832 Hofkapellmeister in Braunschweig.

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        La Perse ou tableau de l'histoire. 5 Volumes

      1814. JOURDAIN, Amable Louis Marie Michel Brèchillet. La Perse ou tableau de l'histoire, du government, de la religion, de la literature, etc., de cet empire; des moeurs et coustumes de ses habitans. 5 volumes. [4], xxi, 218; [4], 268; [4], 226; [4] 288; [4] 327, pp. Illustrated with 26 full-page hand colored engravings, 6 foldout hand colored engravings and 2 black and white engravings. 12mo., 130 x 80 mm, bound in contemporary full speckled tan calf, spine and boards gilt, green morocco spine label, rebacked with original spine laid down, a.e.g., some quires unopened and original silk bookmarks. Paris: Ferra et Imbert, 1814. |~||~||~||~| First edition. An illustrated portrait of Persia; its cultural, political, and religious history by the Orientalist Amable Louis Marie Michel Brèchillet Jourdain (1788-1818). "Jourdain was born at Paris in 1788, became a distinguished Orientalist, and studied under Silvestre de Sacy and Langlès. His principal work is entitled, La Perse, ou Tableau de l'Histoire, du Gouvernement, de la Religion, de la Literature, &c. de cet Empire, 1814, 5 vols, 18mo. He was one of the contributors to the Biographie Universelle; the Annales des Voyages; the Mines de l'Orient; and he supplied Michaud with valuable materials for his History of the Crusades, collected from Arabic writers. He also obtained a prize from the Academy of Belles-Letters for a dissertation of those works of Aristotle, and other Greek philosophers, for the preservation of which we are indebted to the Arabians." - Rose, New General Biographical Dictionary, vol. 9, pp. 49. The finely coloured plates depict costumes, trades, ceremonies, sporting, landscapes, ruins and much more. The work is much in the style of the Nepveu publications of around the same time. A handsome set. PROVENANCE: From the library of George R., with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Hiler, pp. 486.

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        Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean

      1814, first English edition, large volume, the Travels of Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clarke, being;  Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean,  Performed by order of the United States Government in the years 1804, 1805 and 1806, under president Thomas Jefferson.  All published by the Official Report, and Illustrated by a large folding map and three other maps, as issued.  First English edition, printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London, first thus.   Followed the two volume American edition of 1814.  Fine Americana, the exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, Missouri River, and Northwest Territories by the Corps of Discovery.  Volume has been rebound long ago, in half leather with marbled boards, marbled end papers, interior has light wear and use apparent, but is very clean, tight, hinges very strong, complete.  Volumes and maps, including large folding, are very good plus overall.  Large folding map has old repairs and has been laid on linen for preservation.  New end papers, title and half title pages trimmed and set on archival matching paper.  First six pages of preface preserved by the same method.  All professionally done, a very pleasing volume.  663 pages and one additional page of advertisement.  Quarto, 9.25 by 11 inches.   Please see the many photos provided, ask any questions, buy accordingly.

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        EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES CONCERNING THE PHILOSOPHY OF PERMANENT COLOURS; AND THE BEST MEANS OF PRODUCING THEM, BY DYEING, CALICO PRINTING, &C

      Thomas Dobson, Philadelphia 1814 - 8vo. original paper covered boards with paper spine labels. xlv,(iii),401,(3); (iv),394,(2). 2 volumes. First U.S. edition (of the London 1813 edition) The first volume was issued in 1794 and the second volume in 1813. When the second volume was issued, the first volume was reissued and dated 1813 (Cohen #36; Lawrie #26; Wolfe, Marbled Paper: Its History, Techniques, and Patterns, 167 and 225, n.3; S&S 30738; Rink 1851. Ron's Bibliotheca Tinctoria #67 ). Bancroft was an English physician-chemist, a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, of the State of Massachusetts Bay. Wolfe cites this work in his discussion of the production of marbling colors, specifically "the earths and the lakes" (Wolfe 225, notes 7, 8, 10, 14, and 15). Includes a preface, explanation of terms, introduction, list of errata, and general index. Table of contents in each volume. Cohen notes two publisher's catalogues present in this copy (2 pages at the end of each volume) were also found in the copy owned by The Library Company of Philadelphia. Covers rubbed and spotted and worn along hinges and edges. Ink ownership inscription on back cover of volume one. Front cover of volume two detached and back cover lacking. Extremely rare to find in original publisher's binding. original paper covered boards with paper spine labels [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A volume of pen-and-ink embroidery patterns

      [England?, not before 1814]. 4to (240 x 193 mm). 203, [24] leaves, each with a different design, mainly in brown ink, some in black ink, the drawings on rectos only, on thin wove paper, watermark John Hayes / 1814. Occasional small inkstains, in fine condition. Contemporary English diced russia leather, covers gold-tooled with narrow foliate roll border, a rosette at outer corners, smooth spine gold-tooled in compartments with a floral tool (in reverse, the petals appearing embossed), marbled edges, marbled endpapers (rebacked preserving original backstrip, corners and spine ends rubbed). Provenance: Sir [Frederick] Conway Dwyer, Dublin (1860-1935), surgeon, his pencil signature on front flyleaf. *** An unusually extensive and varied album of pen-and-ink patterns for embroidery, by a skilled draftswoman (or -man). Some designs are arranged in bands, for borders and hems; others consist of large individual motifs; there are a few square designs for handkerchiefs and cloths, and some all-over designs with repeated small motifs. Most of the design elements are floral, foliated, or abstract; only one, fol. [210], containing six small vignettes, includes human figures, birds, and emblematic elements (musical instruments and garden implements). Fol. 126 shows an entire ornamental alphabet, the letters enclosed in leafy part-wreaths. One design (fol. 200), for a sleeve or part of a dress or jacket, includes instructions for coloring, in English, for three sections (Light Green, Violet, and Dark Blue).

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        A scarce first edition of an English broadside lampooning Napoleon, his family, marshals, generals and officials

      Broadside, MEMOIRS of BUONAPARTE, His Imperial Family, Great Officers of State, and Great Military Officers. (London: G. Smeeton, 17 St. Martin's Lane, Charing Cross, [c. 1814]) 10.75" x 14.5" (visible), featuring at top center, a hand colored "Hieroglyphic portrait" of Napoleon after Johann Michael voltz. Light creases and a few ink smudges, else fine. A scurrilous attack on Napoleon Bonaparte, most likely published in the last days of the campaign that led to his abdication in 1814. (The last date in the text is 1813.) The broadside is dominated at top center by an "hieroglyphic Portrait of Buonaparte" which has been described at the lower right: "The French Eagle, crouching, forms the chapeau en militaire, the Red Sea represents his throat, illustrative of his drowning armies: the visage, is formed of carcas[s]es of the unhappy victims to his cruel ambition: the hand is judiciously placed as the epaulet, drawing the Rhenish Confederacy, under the flimsy symbol of the cob-web, and the spider is a symbolic emblem of the vigilance of the Allies!" The balance of the broadside features short biography/character assassinations which would lead us to believe (among other things) that Napoleon's mother was a brothel keeper and at sixteen he poisoned a girl he had made pregnant. Scarce: We cannot source any examples of this first edition appearing at auction. Capper Album. BM Satires 12204. (See item 11224 for slightly later version with different letterpress.) We've encountered two other later editions of this broadside dating from 1814 and 1820, both of which appear to be equally scarce.

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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 BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES

      Philadelphia, PA: Bradford and Inskeep, 1814. Volume I original paper-covered boards, Vol. II later quarter leather, marbled paper-covered boards, gilt-stamped label and five. 8vo. Volume I original paper-covered boards, Vol. II later quarter leather, marbled paper-covered boards, gilt-stamped label and five. xxviii, 470; x, 522 pages. 2 volumes. Howes 317; Shaw and Shoemaker 31924. This is the first official edition of the journals of the expedition across the Louisiana territory to the Pacific Ocean led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, 1804-6. Reuben Gold Thwaites notes that about 2000 copies were published but 583 were apparently lost. See Thwaites, "The Story of Lewis and Clark's Journals" in The Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society 6:1 (March 1903), 26-53. Donald Jackson notes that several "unauthorized," spurious journals had previously appeared, Howes 321 for example. See Jackson, "The Race to Publish Lewis and Clark" in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 85:2 (April 1961), 163-77. Lewis had made some arrangements for publishing the journals before his death in 1809, whereupon the project was taken up by Clark with the assistance of Nicholas Biddle and Paul Allen. Biddle did not wish to claim credit for his contribution, and he engaged the services of Allen whose role was "but that of a reviser for the press." (Thwaites 36). Without the large foldout engraved map in Vol. I, which was not issued in all copies, but with the two engraved plates (however, a facsimile of the map is loosely inserted). Vol. I also includes a preface by the editor, a biographical sketch of Lewis by Thomas Jefferson, and table of contents. Vol. II includes appendices: "Observations and Reflections" in relation to American Indian nations, a summary statement of rivers and creeks tributary to the Missouri and Columbia Rivers, population estimates of the western Indian tribes, weather observations, and miscellaneous "remarks and reflections." Each volume with library stamp on front pastedown. Volume I rebound. Boards and spine rubbed at edges. Tanning and foxing. Previous owners' names on front pastedown, title, and first page of preface. Volume II, original binding but lacks spine, back cover, and back free endpapers. Front cover worn and rubbed. Final leaves of text curled and torn at edges but text itself intact. Foxing and tanning throughout text. Laid in items include Lester J. Cappon, "A Census of Extant Copies in Original Boards" (New York: Columbia University Libraries, 1970), and booksellers' descriptions.

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

      First Edition.Bound in half black morocco, spine with five nerves, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper.Our copy is enriched with an autograph ticket that does not seem eter of the hand of the author, mounted on tab: "A Madame, Madame la Comtesse Charles de Goutaud St. Louis the Great # 23", dated December 1821 . The note on the back of an invitation to the blessing of the new chapel of the Infirmary Maria Theresa. Heavenly Chateaubriand, wife of the author, founded the hospital in 1819, an institution that is on a mission to accommodate older priests and nobles women widowed during the Revolution. Located in the rue Denfert at number 86 as we said this invitation, this institution still exists and welcomes retired Parisian priests. Without gaps affect the text at the location of seals.A small manufacturing defect in the paper at the bottom of the title page. Le Normant Paris 1814 14x22,5cm relié

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        Topographisch-historische Beschreibung aller Städte, Märkte, Schlösser, Pfarren, und anderen merkwürdigen Oerter des Landes Oesterreich ob der Enns. 3 Bände. In alphabetischer Ordnung von ihrem möglichst erhobenen Ursprunge bis zum Wiener-Friedensschluße 1809. ErsterTheil, von A bis H. Zweyter Theil, von I bis P. Dritter Theil, von R bis Z

      Wels Bey Michael Haas 1814,. 0 S., 8°, OPbd. der zeit mit roten Rückenschildchen. Bd.1: XVI + 301 Seiten. Bd.2: XII + 328 Seiten. Bd.3: XVI + 332 + 6 n.n. Seiten Errata. Gut erhalten, sauber.

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        The Letters of Lord Nelson to Lady Hamilton ; with a Supplement of Interesting Letters, by Distinguished Characters

      London: Printed by Macdonald and Son, for Thomas Lovewell & Co, 1814. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. VERY GOOD CONDITION AND INTERESTING PROVENANCES2 volumes in 1. xii, 273pp. & viii, 264pp. 8"x4". Rebound in 19th century half brown calf and black cloth, raised spine bands, ruled, titled, and decorated top edge in gilt. In attractive period rebinding with modest rubbing and a soil spot to bottom spine; two bookplates and one label with a poem affixed to front endpapers. A few small offset spots to endpapers, edge toning to flyleaves, bibliographical pencil notes to first half-title page, penciled ownership signature to both title pages. Occasional foxing else very good+. Two Bookplates. One of William Whateley Q.C., the treasurer of the Inner Temple, and the other of Alfred Heacock Whittaker who wrote "Occupational Health in America" in 1962 with Henry B. Selleck. Penciled name of F??? Palmer to each title page as yet another an owner. Scarce collection of letters from Lord Nelson to his mistress Lady Emma Hamilton."The publisher, Thomas Lovewell, went bankrupt in 1817 and was forced to put the letters up for sale. They were purchased by Croker acting on behalf of the Admiralty and Government who were anxious that they were kept out of public circulation. Harrison is often cited as the editor but my own research years ago suggests that Oliver (a servant with whom Emma had quarrelled} was the culprit - although Harrison may have been involved too." quoted from Michael Nash, UK.The supplement in volume II, running from page 107 on, contains letters from Lord Nelson to Miss Horatia Nelson Thomson, Miss Charlotte Nelson, letters from Alexander Davison, Esq. to Lady Hamilton, a letter from Lady Hamilton to Alexander Davison, Esq., a letter from Lady Hamilton to Viscount Sidmouth, letters from Sir William Hamilton to Lady Hamilton, and numerous letters from Sir William Hamilton to Lord Nelson, and finally a number of letters from Lord Nelson to Sir William Hamilton.

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        L'ANGLETERRE AU COMMENCEMENT DU DIX-NEUVIÈME SIÈCLE

      In-8, demi-reliure basane fauve, dos lisse avec titre doré dans pièce de titre, tranches jaspées, 419 pages. Rare et unique volume connu à ce jour de ce qui devait former une grande description de l'Angleterre en plusieurs tomes (cf. mention "Fin du premier volume" avant la table des matières); apparemment seul ce volume-ci fut édité. Coins émoussés, plats tachés, intérieur très frais (papier blanc sans aucune rousseur). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Untersuchung über die Natur und die Ursachen des National-Reichthums. Aus dem Englischen der vierten Ausgabe neu übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen versehen von C. Garve. Dritte, mit Stewarts Nachricht von dem Leben und den Schriften des Autors vermehrte [...] Ausgabe. 3 Bände.

      Wien, B. Ph. Bauer, 1814.. 8°. CXXVI S., 1 Bl., 400; IV, 616 S., 2 Bll.; IV, 412 S., Ppbde. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschildern.. Hauptwerk Adam Smiths (1723-90) und gleichzeitig das bedeutendste Werk der klassischen Nationalökonomie in der ersten guten Übersetzung in deutscher Sprache (vgl. Roscher 603). "[...] Sein Wohlstand der Nationen' stellt kein System dar, aber als vorläufige Analyse ist das Werk völlig überzeugend. Die Sicherheit seiner Kritik und sein Verständnis der menschlichen Natur haben es zum ersten und zum bedeutendsten unter den klassischen Werken der modernen Volkswirtschaftslehre gemacht" (Carter/Muir, Bücher die die Welt verändern, S. 410). - Einbände bestoßen u. etw. (wasser-) fleckig. Vorsatz- u.- Titelbll. mit Namensstempel. Tlw. schwach stockfleckig bzw. wasserrandig. - Kress B 6396; vgl. PMM 221; Borst 340; ADB XXXVI, 258; Eppelsheimer I, 307; Ebert 21331; Graesse VI, 422.

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