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        The female American or the extraordinary adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield. Compiled by herself

      Vergennes, VT: Pr. by Wright & Sibley for Jepthah Shedd & Co. 12mo (15 cm, 5.9"). 270 pp.. 1814 Early, uncommon edition of a unique Robinsonade: the trials and tribulations of an intrepid, bow-wielding young maiden born in Virginia to an English emigrant and a Native American princess. After being abandoned on an island by an unscrupulous sea captain after her money, the well-educated and resourceful Unca converts the local natives to Christianity; she eventually chooses to remain on the island as a missionary, happily wed to her English cousin. The work first appeared in London in 1767 and in America (in Newburyport, MA) in 1800; this Vermont printing is the second U.S. edition. The novel was pretty much ignored at publication and on republication in America, and disregarded by American literary scholars through the first half of the 20th century; but "Twenty-first-century scholars and students have by now sharply departed from this reception history and see The Female American as a crucial addition to literary histories of the Anglo-American novel and as a text characterized by complex intertextuality layered with political and social critiques" (Female American, edited by Michelle Burnham and James Freitas, p. 11). Provenance: Front pastedown with bookplate of prominent Americana collector Hall Park McCullough (1872–1966). Contemporary sheep, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label; scuffed and rubbed with hinges (inside) tender and free endpapers lacking. One leaf with tear from outer margin down into lower margin, without loss of text; occasional small holes and edge chips, sometimes with loss of one or two letters without affecting sense; a number of leaves with short tear from lower inner margin, sometimes with minor losses; one leaf with small portion of outer margin torn away, affecting first and last words of about eight lines, with most of torn portion laid in; one leaf with lower outer corner torn away, affecting several words; and one leaf torn across, with 19th-century sewn repair. Otherwise age-toning and moderate foxing only. => An obviously much-read copy that can yet afford much further reading and study.

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        [K. 620]. Il Flauto Magico Dramma per musica dal Signor W.A. Mozart. Die Zauberfloete grosse Oper in zwey Ackten... Preis 48 Franken. [Full score]

      Bonn: N. Simrock [PN 1092]. 1814. Two volumes. Folio. Half mid-tan leather with marbled boards, gilt rules on spine with olive green decorative leather title label gilt. 1f. (lithographic title), [i] (character list, contents), [ii] (blank), 3-168, 2ff. (blank), 169-363, [i] (blank). Engraved. With text in German and Italian. Rectangular piece of paper laid down to title carrying the first three letters of the title, "IL F," verso with "Archiv" showthrough. Manuscript title in pencil to recto of second blank leaf between acts: "Die Zauberfloete 2ter Theil." Minor soiling to title; occasional very light foxing; small purple stains to foot of title. A very nice, wide- margined copy overall. . First Edition of the full score. Köchel 6, p. 711. Hoboken 12, 566. Sonneck: Dramatic Music, p. 119. Hirsch IV, 1574. RISM M4772 (with title transcribed from a later issue). Conforms to the Hoboken copy, with watermarks "F" and "G" and without plate number to pp. 58, 62, 81, 82, 106, 116, 125, 226, 249, 253, 264, 305, and 333; pp. 5 and 33 with PN 1095, p. 68 with PN 1069. First performed in Vienna on September 30, 1791. The edition uses a text different from Mozart's autograph and earlier editions of the piano-vocal score, including Simrock's. The differences affect many numbers, including Tamino's aria, "Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön" (here, "So reizend hold, so zaubrisch schön"); the duet of Pamina and Papageno, "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen" (here, "Der Liebe holdes Glück empfinden"); and Sarastro's aria "In diesen heil'gen Hallen" (first line identical to both versions). It has been argued that Simrock obtained a copy of this version of the libretto from Constanze Mozart and that it represents the original one (Freyhan: The Authentic Magic Flute Libretto: Mozart's Autograph or the First Full-Score Edition?).

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        Notes on a Journey through France / Notes on a Journey in America from the Coast of Virginia to the Territory of Illinois / Letters from Illinois

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

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        Nouvelles observations sur les abeilles. Seconde edition, revue, corrigee et considerablement augmentee.

      Paris et Geneve, J. Paschoud, 1814.. 2 Bände. 8°. 2 Bl., 362 S.; 2 Bl., 479 S., 5 n.n. S. Mit 14 gestochenen, gefalteten Tafeln. Originalinterimsbroschuren mit bedruckten Rückenschildern.. HBLS IV, 301. - Horn-Sch. 10851. - Hauptwerk des blinden Insektenforschers aus Genf. Huber (1750-1831) studierte Naturwissenschaften zusammen mit de Saussure. Früh erblindet, beschäftigte er sich mit der Entomologie und wurde dank seiner Frau und seinem Bediensteten Francois Burnens der wichtigste französische Bienenforscher seiner Zeit. Gegenüber der ersten Ausgabe von 1792 wesentlich erweitert. - Buchblock mehrfach gebrochen. Rückenbezüge mit Fehlstellen. Titel mit altem Besitzerstempel "Ch.Bretagne" - Unbeschnittenes breitrandiges Exemplar. Sollte gebunden werden.

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        Chirurgie. Traite d'operations nouvelles

      Paris: Mequignon-Marvis, 1814. First Illustrated Treatise on Orthopedic Treatment of Hands Dutertre, P[ierre] (b. 1758). Chirurgie. Traite d'operations nouvelles, et inventions de mecaniques, servant de moyens secondaires pour en assurer le succes. 8vo. 85 [1]pp., plus 4-page "Copie de la lettre envoyee a M. le Docteur Dutertre. . ." bound between pp. [8]-[9]. Engraved frontispiece and 21 plates. Paris: Mequignon-Marvis, 1814. 224 x 138 mm. Modern quarter morocco, marbled boards, in period style. Some minor dampstaining, but very good. First Edition of the first separate illustrated treatise on the orthopedic treatment of hand injuries and deformities. Prior to the work of William Adams on Dupuytren's contracture (1879) few, if any, orthopedic surgeons operated substantially within the hand itself. Instead, like Dutertre, they treated injured and deformed hands externally with braces, splints, etc. In this remarkable but little-known book Dutertre describes braces and splints of his own invention, which are illustrated in the plates. Many of his patients had suffered serious burns to their hands; in such cases, Dutertre would incise the crippling scar tissue, but he appears not to have performed any more complicated surgical operations. According to Dutertre's obviously self-serving dedication to the King of France, all of the operations described in his Chirurgie were successful. Dutertre is not noticed in our surgical or orthopedic references, nor does he appear in Hirsch. Waller 2662.

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        [K. 620]. Il Flauto Magico Dramma per musica dal Signor W.A. Mozart. Die Zauberfloete grosse Oper in zwey Ackten... Preis 48 Franken. [Full score]

      Bonn N. Simrock [PN 1092] 1814. Two volumes. Folio. Half mid-tan leather with marbled boards, gilt rules on spine with olive green decorative leather title label gilt. 1f. (lithographic title), [i] (character list, contents), [ii] (blank), 3-168, 2ff. (blank), 169-363, [i] (blank). Engraved. With text in German and Italian. Rectangular piece of paper laid down to title carrying the first three letters of the title, "IL F," verso with "Archiv" showthrough. Manuscript title in pencil to recto of second blank leaf between acts: "Die Zauberfloete 2ter Theil." Minor soiling to title; occasional very light foxing; small purple stains to foot of title. A very nice, wide- margined copy overall.. First Edition of the full score. Köchel 6, p. 711. Hoboken 12, 566. Sonneck: Dramatic Music, p. 119. Hirsch IV, 1574. RISM M4772 (with title transcribed from a later issue). Conforms to the Hoboken copy, with watermarks "F" and "G" and without plate number to pp. 58, 62, 81, 82, 106, 116, 125, 226, 249, 253, 264, 305, and 333; pp. 5 and 33 with PN 1095, p. 68 with PN 1069. First performed in Vienna on September 30, 1791. The edition uses a text different from Mozart's autograph and earlier editions of the piano-vocal score, including Simrock's. The differences affect many numbers, including Tamino's aria, "Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön" (here, "So reizend hold, so zaubrisch schön"); the duet of Pamina and Papageno, "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen" (here, "Der Liebe holdes Glück empfinden"); and Sarastro's aria "In diesen heil'gen Hallen" (first line identical to both versions). It has been argued that Simrock obtained a copy of this version of the libretto from Constanze Mozart and that it represents the original one (Freyhan: The Authentic Magic Flute Libretto: Mozart's Autograph or the First Full-Score Edition?).

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        Ueber den Wirkungskreis eines Landgerichtes im Königreiche Baiern (2 Bände).

      Landshut, Hagen, 1814. - Mit gefalteter Tabelle, XLII, 675 Seiten; XXXI, 720 Seiten, 1 Blatt, rote Maroqineinbände der Zeit mit dreiseitigem Goldschnitt, 19 x 12,5 cm, Einbände etwas fleckig, auf bläulichem Papier gedruckt, schönes Exemplar.

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        History of the University of Cambridge, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings (1815)

      L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh, 1814-12-31. First Edition. Hardcover. Acceptable. First Edition, 1815, Volume 2. Published by L. Harrison and J.C Leigh for Rudolph Ackermann, 324 numbered pages. No dust jacket, as issued. Leather bound hardcover with raised spine bands. Book is used in good condition, tight binding. Cover shows heavy use and shelf wear with a broken front hinge. Lettering on cover is very faded. Text and plates are clean of any markings, writing, or highlighting. Edges are darkened and pages have foxing and staining. Additional photos available upon request. Dimensions are 16.75"x14"x2.5".

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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: W.D. Bell & J.F. Cook, 1814.. 270pp. 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. DAB XII, pp.283-84. HOWES H650. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 33636, 33637.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 18. I. 1814.. 1 S. 4to.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Ew. Exzellenz gebe ich mir die Ehre durch den Herrn Kollegien Assessor Karl Etter, ein Exemplar meines kürzlich herausgegebenen Werkes über die Kunst Bier zu brauen zu überreichen, um solches der kaiserlichen Akademie in meinem Namen zu übergeben. Ich freue mich sehr im Hrn. etc. Etter einen interessanten jungen Mann kennen gelernt zu haben, der ungemein viel Interesse für die mannigfaltigen Zweige der Naturkunde nimmt, und gewiß dereinst viel zu leisten verspricht [ ]". - Hermbstaedt verfaßte mehrere chemische und pharmazeutische Lehrbücher und führte durch die Übersetzung von Antoine Laurent de Lavoisiers 'Traite elementaire de chimie' (1789) das antiphlogistische System in die deutsche chemische Wissenschaft ein. Als Hochschullehrer, als Autor praxisnaher Lehrwerke, durch Unterrichtskurse für Gewerbetreibende und durch die Beratung von Fabrikanten bei der Einrichtung ihrer Unternehmen trug Hermbstaedt maßgeblich zur praktischen Anwendung der Ergebnisse der Wissenschaft und zum Aufschwung der preußischen Industrie bei.

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        ELEMENTOS DE FISICA EXPERIMENTAL

      Imprenta de Antonio Brusi - Barcelona. 1814. 2Vol. 1vol, 4h+XXXVI+369Pág+2h, 2vol, 405Pág+5 Bellas láminas+2h. 21X15. Pergamino. Magnífica Obra. Ref 2.3 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The PERPETUAL ALMANACK; or, Gentleman Soldier's Prayer Book: Showing how one Richard Middleton was taken before the Mayor of the City he was in, for using Cards in Church during Divine Service:

      being a droll, merry, and humurous Account of an odd affair that happened to a Private Soldier, in the 60th Regiment of Foot. The printer James Catnach was active in London from 1814 to 1838 but as there is a mention of Queen Victoria the broadside must date after 1837. Single sheet of thin white paper, 370 x 250 mm, 14¾ x 10 inches, 2 woodcuts beneath the title 55 x 80 mm, 2¼ x 3 inches, 1 showing Richard taken before the Mayor, the other showing Richard playing cards in church, the border to the text consists of 48 playing cards, a different suit for each side and including a total of 8 royal cards. The sheet has been folding twice, it is faintly browned in parts, with a small stain on the reverse near to lower edge which shows through slightly, otherwise clean, a touch of wear to edges, slight small creases to corners. A very good copy. The soldier caught playing at cards during the church service craftily shows the mayor how he reads the bible by identifying each card with a biblical story. This fictional story concludes with the mayor giving the soldier some money and beer, after telling him he is the cleverest man he has ever met. According to the British Museum a record of the incident can be found in Durham University Library Archives & Special Collections (Add.MS.1474). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Nice et ses environs, ou vingt vues dessinees d'apres 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-Andre - Vue du vallon de Saint-Andre 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 eleve de la route de Genes - 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 fenetre 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.

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        Mansfield Park: A Novel

      London: T. Egerton, 1814. Three volumes complete - Volume One - [4], 360pp; Volume Two - [4], 294pp and Volume Three - [4], 354pp, [2]. Sympathetic modern half calf and marbled paper over boards, smooth spines divided into six panels, matching title and volume labels to second and fourth panels respectively, remaining panels with blind tooling. Very slightly rubbed to extremities. Internally each volume has an old owners name to head of half-title and first leaf of text, occasional small nicks and marks to margins. In volume one L10-12 with small tears to bottom margin, N1 has been remargined to fore-edge, P4 is stained to bottom corner; in volume two D12 has had the bottom corner repaired, E11 has a small piece of fore-edge margin repaired, F12 has fore-edge of page replaced; in volume three F6 has a closed tear across width of leaf and there is a stain to fore-edge margin of M10-12. Now housed in a leather entry cloth slipcase made by Temple Bookbinders. Quite an attractive set of Austen's third novel. Gilson A6. First Edition. Half Calf and Boards. Good+. 12mo.

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        A new view of society:

      or, essays on the principle of the formation of the human character, and the application of the principle to practice.These are first editions of the third and fourth parts of Robert Owen's groundbreaking New View of Society which was published in four distinct - and bibliographically distinct - parts in 1814-1814. Podmore (Robert Owen: a biography. p.111), has the following relevant note:"Some time in 1812 Owen had published, anonymously, the pamphlet already referred to - A Statement regarding the New Lanark Establishment. During the same year he wrote his first Essay on the Principle of the Formation of Human Character, and published it early in 1813 under the title of A New View of Society. The second Essay appeared at the end of the same year. Both were originally published anonymously. The third and fourth Essays, though written about the same time and circulated amongst a large number of persons eminent in the social and political world, were not published until July, 1816."It is interesting to note that the Third Essay is dedicated "To the Proprietors of the Principal Mill Establishments for Spinning and Weaving in Great Britain and Ireland". And Owen then is self-confident enough to be able to give them a lecture in both morals and civic responsibilities. Addressing them as "Friends and Associates", Owen suggests that they should be aware of the fact that as industrialists they were "characters of interest and influence in society" and he asks them to join what Owen clearly thought was a crusade for better working conditions for industrial workers. It was, Owen suggested, in the power of industrialists to introduce improvements in factories and thus "contribute to the future well-being of those who are now, in ignorance and misery, contributing to our wealth".In the Fourth Essay, dedicated more traditionally to the Prince Regent, Owen points out that "the true origin of that misery may be traced to the ignorance of those who have formerly ruled, and of those whom they governed".tall 8vo., xvi + 53 + (1)pp., old library stamp on blank verso of title, well bound in later 19th century half morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt and lettered, top edge gilt. A very good crisp copy.[bound with],OWEN, Robert A new view of society: or, essays on the principle of the formation of the human character, and the application of the principle to practice. Essay fourth. London: printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor. 1814. Not published. tall 8vo., viii + 61 + (1)pp. A fine, large, copy., 1814. Not published.. First editions of both parts (see notes below). NLW cat. 4 & 5. Podmore pp.655-5. See Goldsmiths 20854 and Kress B.6195. See also Printing and the Mind of Man 271.. or, essays on the principle of the formation of the human character, and the application of the principle to practice. These are first editions of the third and fourth parts of Robert Owen's groundbreaking New View of Society which was published in four distinct - and bibliographically distinct - parts in 1814-1814. Podmore (Robert Owen: a biography. p.111), has the following relevant note:"Some time in 1812 Owen had published, anonymously, the pamphlet already referred to - A Statement regarding the New Lanark Establishment. During the same year he wrote his first Essay on the Principle of the Formation of Human Character, and published it early in 1813 under the title of A New View of Society. The second Essay appeared at the end of the same year. Both were originally published anonymously. The third and fourth Essays, though written about the same time and circulated amongst a large number of persons eminent in the social and political world, were not published until July, 1816."It is interesting to note that the Third Essay is dedicated "To the Proprietors of the Principal Mill Establishments for Spinning and Weaving in Great Britain and Ireland". And Owen then is self-confident enough to be able to give them a lecture in both morals and civic responsibilities. Addressing them as "Friends and Associates", Owen suggests that they should be aware of the fact that as industrialists they were "characters of interest and influence in society" and he asks them to join what Owen clearly thought was a crusade for better working conditions for industrial workers. It was, Owen suggested, in the power of industrialists to introduce improvements in factories and thus "contribute to the future well-being of those who are now, in ignorance and misery, contributing to our wealth".In the Fourth Essay, dedicated more traditionally to the Prince Regent, Owen points out that "the true origin of that misery may be traced to the ignorance of those who have formerly ruled, and of those whom they governed". tall 8vo., xvi + 53 + (1)pp., old library stamp on blank verso of title, well bound in later 19th century half morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt and lettered, top edge gilt. A very good crisp copy.[bound with],OWEN, Robert A new view of society: or, essays on the principle of the formation of the human character, and the application of the principle to practice. Essay fourth. London: printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor. 1814. Not published. tall 8vo., viii + 61 + (1)pp. A fine, large, copy.

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        THE HISTORY OF THE OLD WOMAN AND HER PIG. Illustrated with engravings.

      (3), 4 - 14, [2 ad's] pages. 17 hand-coloured engravings. First edition. Recently finely bound in half calf gilt. An excellent clean, fresh copy.Moon 363(1).

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        CINDERELLA; or, The Little Glass Slipper. Versified and Beautifully Illustrated with Figures.

      Comprising seven shaped and aquatint figures; a head, which can be moved from figure to figue; and one hat, all finely hand-coloured as issued; and a 24 page book. All contained in the original printed slipcase. Slipcase restored; lacking some hats; else an excellent copy of a Fuller paper doll that is difficult to find in such fine condition.

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        JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE, IN 1811 AND 1812, TO MADRAS AND CHINA. Returning by the Cape of Good Hope and St. Helena, in the H.C.S. the Hoope, Capt. James Pendergrass.

      WITH BEAUTIFUL HAND-COLORED AQUATINT ILLUSTRATIONS London 1814, - Nichols. 3/4 New leather spine over marbledboards, 241p., + list of plates, 24 hand colored beautifulaquatints from drawings by the author, very good copy, asissued 22 x 26.5 cm, an exceptionally R A R E B O O K ! Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        The Excursion, Being a Portion of The Recluse, a Poem

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1814. First Edition. Quarto (29cm.); full contemporary calf triple-ruled in blind, hinges expertly reinforced, gilt spine in 6 compartments, red gilt morocco spine label; xx,[2],447pp. Edges a bit rubbed, bottom fore-edge corner of textblock a bit dampstained slightly affecting preliminaries; bound without half title, else Very Good. Errata leaf present. Provenance: Engraved bookplate to front pastedown of the late 19th-century novelist and author of the essay The Platonism of Wordsworth J[oseph] H[enry] Shorthouse.

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        The Calumnious Aspersions Contained in the Report of the Sub-Committee of the Stock-Exchange, Exposed and Refuted, in so Far As Regards Lord Cochrane, ... the Hon. Cochrane Johnstone ... and R. G. Butt

      London : W. Lewis, [1814], 1814, Hardback, First EditionDate on t. P erased. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.; 62 pages; Physical desc. : pp. 62. 8º. Subject: Cochrane, Thomas 10th earl of Dundonald. Stock exchange - sub-comm. Relative to the late fraud. Securities fraud - England - London.

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        The Art of Angling

      London: B. and R. Crosby, 1814. Tenth edition. Engraved frontispiece. 1 vols. 12mo. Uncut in publisher's printed wrappers (spine defective). with 4-page publisher's catalogue. Ownership inscription of A.H. Bartlet. Preserved in solander box. Contains a section on weather forecasting and the use of the barometer, as well as Nobbes' 'Treatise on Trolling.' "Best was Keeper of His Majesty's Drawing-Room in the Tower of London" - Westwood & Satchell. Scarce in wrappers.

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        Sic Tu, Germane, Triumphas!", vermutlich nach einer unbekannten Vorlage von Friedrich Wilhelm von Thiersch.

      1814 1814 - Kreidelithographie in Sämisch mit Lichtern, 1814, auf festem Velin. 32,9:33 cm. Inkunabel der Lithographie. – Bugfalte geglättet, Einriß am Unterrand. Literatur: Nagler 6; Thieme-Becker S. 444; Dussler 6; Winkler (Stuntz) 833.5 und Abb. 39; Freyberg L 4. Tochter des Landschaftsmalers, Kunsthändlers und Musikers J.B. Stuntz (1753-1836), der zusammen mit J.N. Strixner (1782-1855) und F. Piloty (1786-1844) in München eine Steindruckerei gegründet hatte. Ausgebildet bei ihrem Vater und seinen beiden Kompagnons, arbeitete sie erst in der lithographischen Anstalt. Hier hatte sie mit eigenen Folgen großen, auch finanziellen Erfolg, weshalb sie für die Familie einen Sommersitz in Thalkirchen bei München erwerben konnte. 1813 ging sie zum Studium der Historienmalerei an die Münchner Akademie und war Schülerin von J.P. von Langer (1756-1824) und dessen Sohn R. von Langer (1783-1846). Bereits 1815 sollte sie mit ihren ersten ausgestellten Ölgemälden große Anerkennung finden. 1818 folgte eine Reise nach Paris, wo sie die Werke der Alten Meister studierte und vor allem nach Raffael kopierte. Ein dreijähriges Reisestipendium ermöglichte ihr anschließend einen Aufenthalt in Italien. Hier begegnete sie Louise Seidler (1786-1866) und entdeckte, auch durch F. Overbeck angeregt, die religiöse Malerei. 1821 wurde sie Ehrenmitglied der Accademia di San Luca. Nach München 1822 zurückgekehrt, heiratete sie 1823 den ihr seit 1818 bekannten Kgl. Bayer. Vize-Oberstallmeister Wilhelm Frh. von Freyberg. Danach wechselnde Aufenthalte in München und Thalkirchen sowie Fortsetzung ihrer künstlerischen Tätigkeit. Sie schuf ein großes Œuvre an Landschaften, Porträts, Historien- und Genrebildern sowie religiösen Motiven. Von der in ihrer Zeit als eine der besten Zeichnerinnen und Malerinnen gerühmten Künstlerin besitzen zahlreiche Museum und Graphische Sammlungen Werke, so in München, Berlin und Wien.

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

      Printed by Macdonald and Son, for Thomas Lovewell & Co, London 1814 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kriegsschiff und Segler im befestigtem Hafen mit Matrosen und Soldaten.

      - Radierung, auf Bütten. 11,9:17,9 cm. Aus der Folge„Vue d Italie". Literatur: Bartsch (pièces citées dans le dictionnaire de Fuessli. Edition von 1814), aus 1; Nagler 9; Andresen 5. Bartsch kannte die Radierung nicht aus eigener Anschauung. Abdrucke mit der Signatur unten links, die dieses Exemplar besitzt, sind sehr selten. Im Illustrated Bartsch konnte nur das Exemplar aus dem Bestand des British Museum in London abgebildet werden, das unter Verlust der Signatur beschnitten ist. – Ganz vorzüglicher, toniger Abdruck. Links und unten ein winziges Rändchen um die Plattenkanten. Rechts oben teilweise auf die Einfassungslinie geschnitten. Mit drei kleinen Löchlein links im Himmel. Vereinzelte Stockfleckchen, sonst vorzüglich erhalten. Selten!

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        "Ancient chateaux de Allemagne" (Rückentitel).

      (München), ca. 1814/26.. Sammelband mit 48 kolorierten lithographischen Tafeln von J. C. Cogels mit Ansichten von Burgen und Kunstdenkmälern vorwiegend aus Deutschland, mit montiertem handschriftlich betitelten Vorderumschlag, 6 eingebundenen weissen Blatt mit 5 montierten handschriftlichen Erläuterungen (französisch) der jeweils folgenden vier Tafeln (ein handschriftliches Erklärungsblatt fehlt), Halblederband der Zeit, 48 x 32 cm,. Einband leicht berieben und etwas lichtrandig, innen sauber und farbenfrisch. Umfangreiche Folge der bei Winkler als Inkunabeln der Lithographie aufgeführten Ansichten im Querformat (Bildgröße ca. 20 x 28 cm), teils im Stein monogrammiert oder signiert, das Blatt "Eginhardsburg" auch datiert "1826". Winkler listet 60 Nummern auf, Maillinger (I, 2923) eine Folge mit 46 Ansichten. Der Landschaftsmaler Joseph Carl Cogels (geb. 1785 in Brüssel, gest. 1831 in Leitheim) kam 1810 nach München und wurde von König Max und dem Herzog von Leuchtenberg mit Aufträgen betraut. 1824 fand er Aufnahme in die Münchner Akademie. Die Tafeln in Reihenfolge der Bindung: Wittelsbach, Wilhelmstein, Schönforst, Frankenberg, Graisbach, Burghausen, Haag, Eginhardsburg, Wasserburg, Hohentrüdingen, Grünwald, Kessel, Mangoldstein, Schimpheren, Falkenstein, Wellheim, Hohenbogen, Altenburg, Salvatorberg, Godesberg, Andechs, Spielberg, Andernach, Bacharach, Wertheim, Neuötting, Bayerthurm, Wartthurm, Trausnitz, Streitberg, Otting, Amerang, Birkenfeld, Newemburg, Altenburg, Halle, Hohenrechberg, Lechsgemund, Frauenchiemsee, Seligenthal, Altötting, Demaele, Vals, Freising, Nürnberg, Pappenheim, Stein, Gand.

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        Neue Blumenstraüsse, oder Muster zur feinen Stickkunst.Nuremberg, Joh. Bernh. Geyer, [1814]. Oblong folio (24 x 37 cm). Samplebook of flower engravings comprising title-plate with wreath of flowers, and 5 sample plates with 6 engravings, the plates numbered [1], 2-6. Hand-coloured. Contemporary marbled wrappers with engraved orange title-label.

      KVK (1 copy); neither artist nor book in ADB; Nagler; Nissen, BBI; Thieme & Becker; WorldCat. First instalment (of two) of a beautiful and very rare engraved sample-book of flowers by the artist Caroline von Freudenberg, apparently a commercial flower artist in Nuremberg, and the engraver (Georg Friedrich?) Vogel. On the title-page, the artist's name, title, engraver's name and imprint are engraved in a wreath of flowers showing a wide variety of types and colours, leaves 2 to 3 show three examples of flowers arranged to form bands as they might be to make a floral border, leaves 4 to 5 show bouquets and leaf six shows roses in a neoclassical vase. The book calls itself "New Bouquet, or Samplebook of fine Engraving", and probably served to show publishers what sort of decorative flower engravings they could order from the artist and engraver. Some foxing, mostly in the margins, and with the five sample plates detached as a block. Very good copy.

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        Autograph letter signed to M. de Vielch, lieutenant de vaisseau

      Paris: 6 August, 1814. One-page autograph letter, written on a single sheet, folded to letter-size 230 x 185 mm., written and signed to the first page, the fourth page an address panel, others blank; some wear at folds, but very good indeed. Vielch of the Lys. An interesting letter from Louis de Freycinet to Lieutenant de Vielch of the Lis (more properly Lys), then anchored at Brest. At the time, Freycinet was living at the house of Madame Pinon, Rose's mother; a note in the bottom corner give his address as "Barrière Pigal, Maison Pinon."Dated from Paris, where Freycinet was still working on the Baudin voyage account, he details the efforts that have been made by the Ministre de la Marine partly at Freycinet's urging to find Vielch a new position. They have tried to get him the job of "capitaine de port" of either Ile Bourbon (= Reunion) or Pondichery (India), but sadly his formal application arrived too late and all important positions in the colonies had already been filled.Freycinet thanks Vielch for his congratulations on his new posting, which he finds extremely pleasant. This seemingly refers to the position he held while writing the Baudin voyage account, and it is interesting to see Louis enjoying his status in the years preceding his appointment to the Uranie.The letter wishes Vielch and their mutual friend Lamarche an excellent voyage. Freycinet is referring to the voyage of the Lys to the Antilles, which took place shortly afterwards. However just a few weeks earlier the ship had made an important short journey to the British coast, marking the beginning of the Restoration. Previously known as the Polonais she had been renamed more appropriately the Lys (as in fleur de lys, the traditional symbol of the French monarchy) in order to collect Louis XVIII from exile and bring him back to France. Lamarche would later sail with Freycinet on the Uranie voyage, but Vielch does not appear in the crew list for either voyage and must have been know to Freycinet from another source. We can find little trace of him in the historical record.

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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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        Views of Australian Scenery. Painted by Westall. Engraved by Byrne. Nine Very Fine Plates. Price Fifteen Shillings [label title]

      London: G. & W. Nicol, 1814. Oblong folio, nine engraved plates, without a title-page as issued; original white wrappers with titling label printed in gold on black gloss paper bound in, full red morocco by Sangorski, gilt. Separately issued suite of Flinders views. An attractive copy of the separate publication of views of Australia made by William Westall, the official artist on the Flinders voyage. These are the first records of Australian landscape to be made by a Royal Academy artist.William Westall (1781-1850) was recommended by Benjamin West, president of the Royal Academy, for appointment as landscape artist to Matthew Flinders's voyage in the Investigator. Their circumnavigation of Australia from 1801 to 1803 was a momentous undertaking and the views prepared on the voyage constitute in most instances the earliest European depictions of parts of Australia.Westall completed about one hundred and forty sketches and watercolours during the voyage. In 1811 Matthew Flinders, in conference with Sir Joseph Banks and the artist, chose just nine of them to be worked up into oil paintings for the Admiralty. The selected views were also engraved by Byrne as illustrations for the official account, published in 1814. The views are: Kangaroo Island, Malay Road, Wreck-Reef Bank, Murray's Islands, King George's Sound, Port Jackson, Port Bowen, Gulf of Carpentaria, and Port Lincoln.There were two issues of this separate publication of the views: this one, which sold for fifteen shillings, and a larger paper issue which sold for one guinea.

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        The Spirit of the Public Journals

      London: James Ridgway, 1797-, 1814. Seventeen volumes, duodecimo, in excellent condition, in attractive modern wrappers with double spine labels to each volume. Bennelong won't fight the French. A marvellous long run of an intriguing late-Georgian journal, with a good deal of interest to contemporary Australia, perhaps most notably printing a letter said to have been penned by Bennelong in London. There is also an (unrecorded?) poem about marriage in Tahiti based on Cook's first voyage, and a remarkably poor poem commemorating the death of Jonas Dryander, the botanist who worked with Sir Joseph Banks at Soho Square.A note accompanying the recent publishing of an electronic version comments aptly that the journal is a 'fascinating but relatively untapped source for Romantic Studies... founded and edited in 1797 by Stephen Jones.' This set includes the first seventeen volumes of the journal. The preface to the first volume summarises the project with the comment that "the idea of this compilation was suggested by the great value that has frequently been set upon collections of scraps cut out of newspapers." Although this might seem a humble ambition, each of the annual volumes as a result gives a strikingly complete overview of the popular scandals and events of the day, and it is intriguing to see how New South Wales is viewed through its prism.Without doubt the most important inclusion is in the first volume, the "Copy of a letter from Baneelon, one of the natives of New South Wales, now in London, to his wife Barangaroo, at Botany Bay" (pp. 114-6). Almost certainly a satire, this is nonetheless an important (because unusual) appropriation of Bennelong, who was only vouchsafed the most fleeting references in the contemporary press, and is also notable for the adoption of several plausible details which show that the author did have some close knowledge of Bennelong's visit: the addressing of the letter to Barangaroo, the use of the suffix "gal" in reference to nationality, and the perfectly convincing - but no doubt fictional - neologism of him calling the soldiers at Botany Bay "the red men". The letter-writer was evidently not averse to Bennelong, having him say at one point that he has refused to join the army against the French, "as the French never took away my wife, or stole my fishing-nets, lines, and throwing-stick, I was not angry with them; and that I could not fight without being angry." The letter concludes with his hope that Barangaroo will be saved from "lightning, sharks, and red men."Other equally important articles include:A four-page poem "On Marriage" based on Cook's visit to Tahiti ("Hail! Beauteous land that crowns the southern seas...", vol. II pp. 227-30);A printing of one of Southey's "Botany Bay Eclogues" (vol. II pp. 260-3);The "Botany Bay Resolutions", written in an anti-Jacobin vein and said to have been taken 'At a very numerous and respectable meeting of his Majesty's faithful and loyal subjects of Botany Bay, held at Port Jackson, the 20th October 1792; George Barrington, Esquire, in the Chair' (vol. II pp. 397-9);Two articles on "Panopticon Prisons" (vol. IV pp. 14-7 & vol. V pp. 335-7) which are fiercely critical of Bentham and prison reform;A contemporary printing of the famous "Barrington" prologue in 1804 (vol. VIII pp. 89-90);"Anticipation. Extract of a Letter from the London Courier, dated Monday, the 26 th September 1904 (sic)" (vol. VIII pp. 91-2), purporting to be letters showing revolution, dated Botany Bay and other places;"Pidcock and the Premier!" (vol. XI pp. 305-6), a most unusual satire on William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland and then Prime Minister, announcing that there is no truth in the rumour that Portland has "lately received several presents of Ourang-Outangs, or Men-Mountains, or some Strange Wild Creatures, &c. &c. from Botany Bay!" Pidcock was the owner of the famous menagerie in London, which had exhibited kangaroos in the 1790s, and which took a fervent interest in the latest curiosities from Botany Bay; the connection was enough for the anonymous wit to attack Portland for his attempts to monopolise the colonies;"Epitaph on Dryander" (vol. XV pp. 78-9), an overlooked poem on the death of Banks' long-serving assistant, "Beneath this humble tombstone lie / The mouldering bones of honest Dry; / A learned Swede of Linné's school, / Long us'd o'er botany to rule."The first volume in the third edition (published 1800), the others all first.

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        The Velvet Cushion

      T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1814, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First editionA Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing bound in three-quarter leather and marbled boards (boards curved, rubbing to the each board's surface and rubbing to their respective edges, old white tape repair to the margin of one page, scattered foxing). Published anonymously, the book presents a memoir about the Church of England given by a vicarage cushion who begins its tale by stating: "The first place in which I remember to have seen the light was in the shop of an upholsterer in Fleet-street, in the days of bloody Queen Mary." Originally published anonymously, later editions name the author as J. W. Cunningham, A. M. Vicar of Harrow. John William Cunningham was and evangelical clergyman of the Church of England and, from 1850 to 1858 also served as the Editor of The Christian Observer. He served as Vicar of Harrow, the presentation to which his father-in-law purchased, from 1811 until his death in 1861, and was a member of the Clapham Sect of which two of the leading lights were William Wilberforce and Wilberforce's cousin, the important Banker and Parliamentarian, Henry Thornton. Presenting the evangelical point of view of the parties in the church of England since the English Reformation, The Velvet Cushion was quite well-received and went through ten editions in a mere two years. [Nevertheless, the book did not meet the approval of all and a response to this work was written by Rev. John Styles titled "A New Covering to the Velvet Cushion" (1815) wherein Rev. Styles gives his views on the Church presented through the same cushion with a new covering.] This rapid production of new editions of The Velvet Cushion evidences not only the book's popularity, but also indicates that not many copies of the first edition, first printing, were issued and, in our experience, the first edition, first printing is quite scarce. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing. QUITE SCARCE.

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        The Excursion, Being a Portion of The Recluse, a Poem

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1814. First Edition. Quarto (29cm.); full contemporary calf triple-ruled in blind, hinges expertly reinforced, gilt spine in 6 compartments, red gilt morocco spine label; xx,[2],447pp. Edges a bit rubbed, bottom fore-edge corner of textblock a bit dampstained slightly affecting preliminaries; bound without half title, else Very Good. Errata leaf present. Provenance: Engraved bookplate to front pastedown of the late 19th-century novelist and author of the essay The Platonism of Wordsworth J[oseph] H[enry] Shorthouse.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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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

      Philadelphia: William Fry, 1814. Quarto. (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.

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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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