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        DOCUMENTOS JUSTIFICATIVOS DE LOS MERITOS Y SERVICIOS DE D. JUAN DE ARREDONDO Y SANTELICES, AUDITOR DE GUERRA DE LA PROVINCIA DE LA FLORIDA ORIENTAL.

      Havana: Esteban José de Boloña, [1815]. - [1],9pp. Gathered signatures, stitched. Stitching mostly perished. Light fold lines, minimal foxing, ink marginal notations, contemporary ink inscription after the text. Very good. An early Cuban imprint printed by Esteban José de Boloña, the first printer in Cuba after the 1776 ban on printing. Juan de Arrondo y Santilices was an official in Spanish Florida, the Auditor of War of East Florida, during the early 19th century. This is a work detailing the deeds of Arrondo y Santilices, likely an attempt to secure a pension. Rare, not in Palau, Medina, or OCLC.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Essai historique, politique et moral sur les Révolutions, anciennes et modernes.

      - H. Colburn, 1815, in-8 cart. édit. un peu usagé, VIII-388 p2 pl. et 1 frontispice h.-t. Rousseurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE SECOND ADVENT, Or Coming of the Messiah in Glory, Shown to be a Scripture Doctrine, and Taught by Divine Revelation, from the Beginning of the World

      Trenton, NJ: D. Fenton & S. Hutchinson. Good with no dust jacket. 1815. Later Printing. Hardcover. Full calf; Pieces of leather gone at spine ends, leather cracked down front hinge fold, corners rubbed round, second blank leaf detached but present, foxing throughout, upper corner of text block chewed off - does not reach text. The author served as a colonelin the Continental Army and was with Washington at Valley Forge, was a signer of the Peace Treaty with England and helped ratify the constitution in New Jersey .

      [Bookseller: Gravelly Run Antiquarians]
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        The Battle of Waterloo. Taken on the spot after the action of the 18th June 1815, presented & dedicated with permission to H.R.H. the Duke of York, by Lieut. Tyler 2nd G.B

      London: at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101, Strand; and to be had of all the Book and Print-sellers in the United KingdomKingdom. // L. Harrison & J.C. Leigh, Printers, 373, 1815. Hand-coloured engraved battle plan, with letterpress explanatory text beneath in eight sections. (overall 17 3?4 x 10 3?4 inches). Backed onto linen, folded. Contained within original marbled paper-covered card slipcase, small letterpress title label on upper cover (some rubbing, scuffing and small splits to slipcase, some damage to the label). An eye-witness recalls Waterloo: this rare plan was originally published less than two months after the battle. OCLC lists only two examples. There seem to have been two issues: one with the price engraved in the lower left corner of the plate area. The present map is from the second issue where this is not present. The McGill copy has a letterpress imprint line along the lower edge - this was clearly never present in the current example - perhaps indicating that this copy was not bought through Ackermann's?

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        A treatise on finance, under which, the general interests of the British Empire are illustrated:

      comprising, a project for their improvement; together with a new scheme for liquidating the National Debt.A massive treatise on a complex subject, fortunately prefaced by a long and detailed index. The author notes that the treatise had been "begun, and partly sent to the press about five years since", when the "commercial and financial difficulties of the British empire were great beyond any former parallel".David Laurie seems to have been a Glasgow economist of little importance. He published also Hints regarding the East India monopoly ... submitted to the British legislature (1813), and A project for erecting public markets and a grand academy (Glasgow, 1810).* William Henry, 3rd son of George III, became King as William IV in 1830.8vo., xl + 1220pp., complete with the half-title, contemporary calf over marbled boards, sides rubbed, corners worn, neatly rebacked and lettered. A very good copy, with the cancelled inkstamp of the Institute of Chartered Accountants on blank margin of title, and with the contemporary inscription in ink on front flyleaf noting the ownership of "His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence"*., 1815. First edition: uncommon. Goldsmiths 21234. Kress B.6521. Masui p.211. Not in Hollander, Einaudi or Mattioli.. comprising, a project for their improvement; together with a new scheme for liquidating the National Debt. A massive treatise on a complex subject, fortunately prefaced by a long and detailed index. The author notes that the treatise had been "begun, and partly sent to the press about five years since", when the "commercial and financial difficulties of the British empire were great beyond any former parallel".David Laurie seems to have been a Glasgow economist of little importance. He published also Hints regarding the East India monopoly ... submitted to the British legislature (1813), and A project for erecting public markets and a grand academy (Glasgow, 1810).* William Henry, 3rd son of George III, became King as William IV in 1830. 8vo., xl + 1220pp., complete with the half-title, contemporary calf over marbled boards, sides rubbed, corners worn, neatly rebacked and lettered. A very good copy, with the cancelled inkstamp of the Institute of Chartered Accountants on blank margin of title, and with the contemporary inscription in ink on front flyleaf noting the ownership of "His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence"*.

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        The Pittsburgh Directory for 1815; Containing the Names, Professions, and Residence of the Heads of Families and Persons in Business, in the Borough of Pittsburgh. With an Appendix containing a a variety of useful information

      Pittsburgh: Printed for James M. Riddle. 1815. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First edition, 1815, of the earliest Pittsburgh directory. 12mo, original leather-backed papercovered boards, pp. (4), 150 (2) pp. Good copy, sturdy and tight but with some rubbing and spine-end-loss to leather backing, rounding to corners, boards quite rubbed and with some loss of the original paper covering to front board, contents good to very good, lacks front flyleaf (begins with title page), inner hinges a little cracked, collated complete, no pages missing, some foxing and tanning, last blank has, in an old hand, what looks like "Frances Creail's Book - u181 - 5161 / Ms. Jane Cox u181 / 1827 - 1827 S5161' -- whatever that means.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Practische Orgelschule enthaltend sechs Sonaten für zwey Manuale und durchaus obligates Pedal.

      Zürich, bey Hans Georg Nägeli [1815]. (PN N.u.C.2).. Quer-4°. 94 S. Pappbd. d.Z. mit handgeschr. Rückenschild (Ecken stärker bestossen, berieben)., fester Einband. Erste vollständige Ausgabe der sechs Trio-Sonaten in Original-Gestalt. Der einige Jahre zuvor (wohl 1813) in London erschienene Druck der Trios "composed originally for the Organ adapted for three Hands upon the Piano Forte" ist eher als eine Bearbeitung anzusehen. - Titelblatt mit handschr. Numerierung, leichte Feuchtigkeitsspur im oberen Falz, durchgehend stockfleckig. - [BWV 525-530]. RISM B 473; Hoboken 1, 38. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

      [Bookseller: Buch + Kunst + hommagerie Sabine Koitka]
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        Erinnerungen aus dem Neckarthale. Folge von 9 Radierungen, in der Platte unten monogrammiert "LB".

      Heidelberg, bei L. Meder, (ca. 1815).. Querformat: 21 x 29 cm. 9 Tafeln mit Radierungen. Originale typograpsche Broschur.. *Lambert Babo war der bekannte Agronom und Weinspezialist, geboren 1790 in Mannheim, gest. 1862 in Weinheim. Komplette Folge von Radierungen mit Ansichten des Neckartales, die L. Babo in jungen Jahren fertigte. Nach 1815 wurde er Gutsbesitzer und verfasste Bücher zur Landwirtschaft und zum Weinbau. Lambert von Babo "... radierte um 1810-1815 9 Blätter 'Erinnerungen aus dem Neckarthale', in denen er den Jean Jaques Boissieu nachzuahmen strebte" (Thieme-Becker II, 301). Enthält Ansichten von Neckargemünd, Hochhausen, Neckarsteinach, Hirschhorn, Mosbach, Neckargerach, Heidelberg, Eberbach und Zwingenberg. - Die 9 Radierungen wurden als Folge um 1815 zugleich bei Brönner in Frankfurt und bei Meder in Heidelberg verlegt. Außerordentlich seltenes Werk, das KVK verzeichnet weltweit nur 2 Exemplare in öffentl. Bibl. (beide in der Uni-Bibl. Heidelberg), ein Exemplar wurde 1988 im Auktionshaus Zisska versteigert (5.400 DM).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        QUALIFIED HORSES and UNQUALIFIED RIDERS.

      London, S. and J. Fuller, 1 September 18157 LOOSE FINE HAND COLOURED PLATES BY HENRY ALKEN IN CLOTH FOLDER, GILT LETTERING TO SPINE. Lacking original wrappers and the title page, the outer and top margins of the plates have been trimmed off, also plate 1 has part of the lower margin trimmed off removing the publisher and date, not affecting caption, the plate size is approximately 270 x 210 mm, 10½ x 8 inches, these plates have been at one time in an album as there is evidence on the back of the plates that they have been mounted, 2 plates have slight damage due to the mounting, 1 has a white mark in the sky (see image) and the other has a tiny closed tear neatly repaired on the blank side and a few light creases to lower margin and 1 at the lower corner of the plate, occasional tiny paint splashes by the colourist. An expensive work but priced for its condition. See Schwerdt, Hunting, Hawking, Shooting, Volume 1, page 20; British Sporting Art Trust, found through Google. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        The Angler's Guide, Being A Complete Practical Treatise on Angling: Containing The Whole Art of Trolling, Bottom-Fishing, Fly-Fishing, and Trimmer-Angling, Founded on Forty Years' Practice and Observation ... With Very Considerable Additions, Local Descriptions, Glossary of Technical Terms, and Index

      [London]: Printed for the Author by Haines and Turner. Sold by T. Tegg, 1815. Second edition. 11 wood-engraved plates (one folding), and 6 additional engraved plates of fish by R. Carpenter after C. Hardy. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full contemporary green calf gilt, spine tooled with angling devices (fish, reel, basket), covers with gilt basket devices as cornerpieces. Bookplate of F.L. Popham of Littlecote, with his ownership inscription "F.L. P. D.D./ Grimston (?)/ 1827 on flyleaf. Superbly bound copy of this enlarged second edition of Salter's angling classic.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        The Battle of Waterloo. Taken on the spot after the action of the 18th June 1815, presented & dedicated with permission to H.R.H. the Duke of York, by Lieut. Tyler 2nd G.B

      London: at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101, Strand; and to be had of all the Book and Print-sellers in the United KingdomKingdom. // L. Harrison & J.C. Leigh, Printers, 373, 1815. Hand-coloured engraved battle plan, with letterpress explanatory text beneath in eight sections. (overall 17 3?4 x 10 3?4 inches). Backed onto linen, folded. Contained within original marbled paper-covered card slipcase, small letterpress title label on upper cover (some rubbing, scuffing and small splits to slipcase, some damage to the label). An eye-witness recalls Waterloo: this rare plan was originally published less than two months after the battle. OCLC lists only two examples.There seem to have been two issues: one with the price engraved in the lower left corner of the plate area. The present map is from the second issue where this is not present. The McGill copy has a letterpress imprint line along the lower edge - this was clearly never present in the current example - perhaps indicating that this copy was not bought through Ackermann's?

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        Berlin.

      London, Bowyer, 1815.. Altkolorierte Aquatintaradierung von R. Bowyer, Bildausschnitt 22 x 32 cm, Blattgr. 33 x 47 cm.. Ernst, Die Stadt Berlin in der Druckgrafik, Bowyer 1; aus Robert Bowyers Werk über Europa und die Befreieungskriege "An illustrated record of important events in the Annals of Europe."; Blick von Süden auf die Stadt, mittig der Deutsche und der Französische Dom, rechts daneben das Stadtschloss; von guter Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul and its Dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India; Comprising a View of the Afghaun Nation, and a History of the Dooraunee Monarchy

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme. Very Good. 1815. First Edition. Full Calf. Nicely rebacked in c. 1930 calf. Foxing & hand-soiling; lacking separate large folding map. ; Thirteen handsome full-page hand-coloredethnological aquatints, one uncolored archaeological plate, one map colored in outline. Tooley, English Books with Coloured Plates, 209.Elphinstone was appointed British ambassador to the Afghan court in 1808.His accounts influenced British policy until the 1840s.Abbey Travel 504. (Christie's 2328.235); 4to .

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        Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Wien, 10. V. 1815.. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to.. Als Stellvertreter von Anton Gf. Apponyi, Präses der 1812 gegründeten Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, an den Violinisten Alois Anton Polzelli (1783-1855): "Das Geschenk, welches Euer Wohlgebohrn unsrer Gesellschaft mit mehreren theoretischen Werken über Musik machten, ist derselben nicht nur an sich angenehm, sondern der Werth dieser Gabe wird noch durch das Interesse erhöht, welches durch selbe ein geachteter Künstler und ein Schüler des grossen Haydn an unserem Institute nimmt. Ich habe die Ehre, Euer Wohlgebohrn, nebst Uibersendung des Empfangsscheines, den wärmsten Dank der Gesellschaft auszudrücken, und Sie meiner wahren Achtung zu versichern [...]". - Anfangs als Artillerieoffizier an den Feldzügen am Rhein, in den Niederlanden sowie in Bayern teilnehmend, wurde Dietrichstein 1798 Adjutant General Macks bei der neapolitanischen Armee und geriet mit dieser auf der Rückreise nach Österreich in französische Gefangenschaft (bis 1800). Nachdem er den Dienst quittiert hatte, um sich der Förderung von Kunst und Wissenschaft zu widmen, wußte er sein Haus als einen der geistigen Mittelpunkte Wiens zu gestalten, wo u. a. Beethoven und Heinrich Joseph von Collin verkehrten. 1815-31 übertrug ihm der Kaiser die Erziehung des Herzogs von Reichstadt. Daneben wirkte er seit 1819 als Hofmusikgraf, komponierte auch selbst, übernahm 1821-26 die Hoftheaterdirektion und führte eine Reihe von Verwaltungsreformen durch. Dietrichstein war darüber hinaus Präfekt der Hofbibliothek, Oberleiter des Münz- und Antikenkabinetts sowie als Oberstkämmerer Ferdinands I. und zugleich Intendant des Hofburgtheaters, das er bis 1848 leitete.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        THE LIFE AND PERAMBULATION OF A MOUSE.

      London, Baldwin, Cradock, & Jpy; and John Sharpe, by Assignment from John Marshall, 1815.EARLY EDITION 1815, 2 volumes, complete set, 12mo, approximately 140 x 90 mm, 5½ x 3½ inches, 10 cuts in the text, (50 x 60 mm, 2" x 2½"), the blocks of the 6 in Volume I a little worn, pages: 69; 59 + 1 publisher's advert, Volume I with half - title, not called for in Volume II, bound in mottled green paper wraps, each with title label with patterned border to upper cover. Volume I: small piece missing from corners of upper cover, tiny corners missing on lower cover, spine worn and slightly chipped, oversewn long ago, label slightly damaged at right edge, rubbed and dusty and title not legible, neat early inscription inside upper cover, corners dog - eared throughout, an occasional tiny pale mark; Volume II: Spine worn and lacking about half, covers rubbed and scratched, small piece missing from all cover corners, label rubbed and dusty and text on label barely visible, inscription as in Volume I, small neat repair to lower corner of title page and page 5, contents as Volume I. A good set with the original worn covers, obviously much loved by its former child owners. An entertaining and instructive story told by the mouse itself. The title was later changed to THE LIFE AND PERAMBULATIONS OF A MOUSE. Dorothy Kilner (pseudonyms M. P. and Mary Pelham, 1755?1836) was a prolific English writer of children's books during the late 18th century. See Gumuchian 3507 (our edition), Osborne I,273 and Oppenheimer 1465 which is an edition of 1819 with 10 wood engravings as our edition. Volume I was first published in 1783 followed by the sequel in 1784. John Harris reprinted the 2 little books in 1828 and 1831 with only a frontispiece and 1 other plate. Moon 454. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Manuscript - Ornithology in Watercolour - Birds of England

      England, 1815. Ornithology in Watercolour Rare and Beautiful Birds of England Exceptionally Fine Drawings 1815 From the Work of Renowned Natural History Artist Edward Donovan England, circa 1816. Exceptional watercolour illustrations of ornithological interest, 21 rare and beautiful birds of England, each accompanied by a single page manuscript description. An additional bird is drawn and described but uncoloured. A fine presentation with title page, contents and index, all in manuscript. Quality work executed on fine watermarked paper made by Ruse and Turners of Kent, and Thomas Shaw of Yorkshire, produced from 1806 to 1815. 8vo. Bound in brown calf boards representative of the period, with five raised bands to spine. Volume measures 12,5 x 19,5 cm. Indication of moisture to final few leafs, unobtrusive to watercolours, otherwise Very Good to Near Fine condition. Manuscript Title: A Selection of the Most Rare and Beautiful Birds which Inhabit this Country: Arranged According to the Systema Natureae of Linnaeus: And Embellished with Figures, Drawn and Coloured by W. Harris. From the Natural History of British Birds; by E. Donovan. Order V. - Gallinae. Vol. VI. A desirable volume for the discriminating collector, superbly fastidious, twenty-one (21) unique birds are hand drawn and painted in watercolour with sublime finesse and uncompromised attention to colour rendering, by a masterful nineteenth century artist, and evidently, natural history enthusiast with a special interest in ornithology. Harris' selections are those which he defines to be the finest and rarest specimens from Edward Donovan's 'British Birds.' With due reverence he includes a bibliographical reference to the author's title in the succinct sketch which highlights distinct characteristics, names each bird in both scientific and common terms. Some of the birds illustrated n watercolour include the red shank, the ruff, the crex, the alpine sandpiper, the snipe or gallinago, the legendary white stork, the turnstone, the whimbrel, and the pied peahen. This work predates another rare and spectacular ornithological title, Audubon's "Birds of America," by approximately ten years. Edward Donovan (1768-1837) was an Anglo-Irish writer, natural history illustrator, and amateur zoologist. Born in Cork, Ireland, Donovan was an avid collector of natural history specimens. In 1807 he founded the London Museum and Institute of Natural History where he exhibited some of his private collections. Donovan was a very successful author of a number of natural history titles, including "Natural History of British Birds" a five volume work published from 1792 to 1797.. Very Good. Illus. by HARRIS, W..

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        THE CAMBRIAN POPULAR ANTIQUITIES; or, an Account of Some Traditions, Customs, and Superstitions, of Wales with Observations as to Their Origin & c

      London: For E. Williams, 1815. half-title, 353pp., (1) directions for placing the plates, (2)pp.index, illustrated by I. Havell with 10 copper plates engravings of which 9 are beautifully hand-colored, handsomely bound in brown polished calf, boards double ruled in gilt, raised bands with compartments ruled and lettered in gilt, inner gilt dentelles, all edges marbled with matching marbled endpapers. Some off-setting to text facing plates, short owner's inscription, slight bowing of boards otherwise a beautiful copy of this very scarce work. [Abbey, Scenery, 520]. First Edition. Octavo.

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        Introductory Lectures Exhibiting some of Mr HunterÕs Opinions Respecting Life and Diseases [bound with] Physiological Lectures of 1817 [and] The Hunterian Oration for the year 1819

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row, 1815. 1817 and 1819. 8vo, three volumes in one, 136; 352; 66pp. Original calf with decorative gilt to spine. Some wear to corners and soiling to covers. Internally clean and free of markings. A very good copy with some restoration to the binding. First editions of the three works, here bound together, presentation copy inscribed: ?'For Doctor D Hosack / with the best wishes & thanks / of John Abernethy.?" Abernethy was a renowned English doctor and surgeon who wrote one of the earliest popular books on medical science: Surgical Observations on the Constitutional Origin and Treatment of Local Diseases (1809). David Hosack (1769-1835) was an eminent physician, botanist, mineralogist, and in his day, the best-known practitioner of medicine in New York. He founded the Elgin Botanic Garden; he also founded the Humane Society, Bellevue Hospital and the N.Y. Historical Society. DAB has much on him and his eminent career.

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        Taxidermie oder die Lehre Thiere aller Klassen

      . am einfachsten und zweckmässigsten für Kabinette auszustopfen und aufzubewahren, praktisch bearbeiten. Halle: Hemmerde und Schwetschke 1815. With 5 folded copperengraved plates. XII + 180 pp. Well-preserved copy bound in contemporary halfleather with coloured label and goldlines on spine. Stamp on titlepage..

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        Evangelium St. Mathaei in Linguam Calmucco-Mongolicam translatum ab Isaaco Jacobo Schmidt cura et studio Societatis Biblicae Ruthenicae typis impressum

      St. Petersburg: Frideric Drechsler, 1815. Title page in Latin, title page in Mongolian; text, [33] ff. 1 vols. Square 4to. Original dappled calf, upper board with circular blind stamp of Russian Bible Society. Spine perished (boards detached), some wear to edges. First Part of the Bible Printed in Mongolian First printing of any portion of the Bible in Mongolian, containing the Gospel of St. Matthew translated by I.J. Schmidt into "an adaptation of ordinary Mongolian intended for the use of Kalmuks" (Darlow & Moule). Uncommon.

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        An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul and its Dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India; Comprising a View of the Afghaun Nation, and a History of the Dooraunee Monarchy

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, London 1815 - Nicely rebacked in c. 1930 calf. Foxing & hand-soiling; lacking separate large folding map. ; Thirteen handsome full-page hand-colored ethnological aquatints, one uncolored archaeological plate, one map colored in outline. Tooley, English Books with Coloured Plates, 209. Elphinstone was appointed British ambassador to the Afghan court in 1808. His accounts influenced British policy until the 1840s. Abbey Travel 504. (Christie's 2328.235); 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Pride of Britannia Humbled; or, The Queen of the Ocean Unqueened, by 'The American Cock Boats,' and 'The Fir Built Things, with Bits of Striped Bunting at Their Mast Heads.' (First Edition)

      T. Boyle, New York 1815 - (Military & War) COBBETT, William. The Pride of Britannia Humbled; or, The Queen of the Ocean Unqueened, by 'The American Cock Boats,' and 'The Fir Built Things, with Bits of Striped Bunting at Their Mast Heads.' New York: T. Boyle, 1815. First Edition, with No mention of 'New Edition' on advertisement page. One of original 2000 copies. Duodecimo, 7.25 x 4.5 inches. Hardcover, original calf leather, 216 pages. Foxing and toning to pages with some chipping and damp-staining. PO writing. Spine and boards rubbed and scuffed with wear to edges and joints. Bumping to spine and corners. Good condition overall. Collection of letters and articles relating to War of 1812. [Howes C523] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        QUALIFIED HORSES and UNQUALIFIED RIDERS

      London, S. and J. Fuller, 1 September 1815. 7 LOOSE FINE HAND COLOURED PLATES BY HENRY ALKEN IN CLOTH FOLDER, GILT LETTERING TO SPINE. Lacking original wrappers and the title page, the outer and top margins of the plates have been trimmed off, also plate 1 has part of the lower margin trimmed off removing the publisher and date, not affecting caption, the plate size is approximately 270 x 210 mm, 10½ x 8 inches, these plates have been at one time in an album as there is evidence on the back of the plates that they have been mounted, 2 plates have slight damage due to the mounting, 1 has a white mark in the sky (see image) and the other has a tiny closed tear neatly repaired on the blank side and a few light creases to lower margin and 1 at the lower corner of the plate, occasional tiny paint splashes by the colourist. An expensive work but priced for its condition. See Schwerdt, Hunting, Hawking, Shooting, Volume 1, page 20; British Sporting Art Trust, found through Google. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A Dictionary of the Chinese Language, in three parts. Part the first; containing Chinese and English, arranged acording to the radicals. 1-3.

      Macao, Printed at the honorable East India Company's Press by P.P. Thoms, 1815-1823.. 4°, Halbleder. 4° (ca. 30,5 x 25 cm), VI, XVIII, 930, II (advertisements and list of subscribers); II, 884; II, 908, II (last leaf with advertisements and list of subscribers). Comtemporary half calf binding from Lee Hang Cheong in Shanghai. Two more parts were published, the second in two vols. Chinese and English arranged alphabetically!, and the third in one vol. English and Chinese. Cordier, BS, 3, cols. 1592-3. China illustrata Nova 785: Two fonts of Chinese characters were used, a large one for main entries and a smaller one for the examples. According to Heijdra, Morrison had Chinese type cut directly onto type blanks. That is, the type was not cast from matrices and therefore, was not reproducible. According to Walter Henry Medhurst, China, London 1838, p. 268, the dictionary was printed by the East India Company, at a cost of 15.000 Pound. Macao, printed at the Honorable East India Press, by P(eter) P(erring) Thoms 1815-1823. Condition: Spines neatly repaired, margins of first four leaves in vol. I mended. Without the leaf with advertisements and subscribers in vol. I.

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        A Spelling Book, formed upon an easy, systematical plan, and designed for small children and beginners

      Windsor[, Vermont]: Printed by Oliver Farnsworth, 1815. First Edition. 1 vols. Small Square 8vo. Wonderful original printed steel blue paper over wooden boards. Spine nearly gone, wear to boards, but internally good with some darkening and mostly marginal dampstaining. In pale blue-green cloth case with black spine label, gilt. In referring to Bradley's "An Improved Spelling Book," similar in format to this one and published the same year, Nietz informs us that "this book was different from many others in several respects. First, Bradley frankly acknowledged that 'the extracts have been taken from Webster, Wood, Picket, Alden, Bingham, Flint, Murray, Hubbard, Fordyce, Walker, the American Gentleman's Pronouncing Dictionary, Dr. Johnson, Dr. Morse, and Dr. Blair [all authors of spellers].' A second different feature was that all of the content, other than the spelling words, was presented in catechetical form" (Nietz).

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        The Complete Angler

      London: Samuel Bagster, 1815. The Second Bagster Edition, LARGE PAPER COPY. Illustrated with 50 engravings, including frontispiece portraits of Walton and Cotton, 8 full-page copperplate engravings by Audinet after Wale; 6 plates by George Greig after John Linnell, 2 plates of fishing tackle and music; numerous text engravings. Advertisements present at end. 1 vols. 8vo. Full olive green morocco extra, boards tooled in gilt with double rule, large thistles, and armorial device and motto of R.T. Hamilton Bruce, spine gilt with his monogram and armorial devices, silk doublures, uncut, edges gilt on the rough by Zaehnsdorf. Spine toned, slightest traces of rubbing; a few leaves toned. Bookplates of Frederick Adolphus Philbrick, Middle Temple; and Georges Fales Baker. Fine. The Second Bagster Edition, LARGE PAPER COPY. Illustrated with 50 engravings, including frontispiece portraits of Walton and Cotton, 8 full-page copperplate engravings by Audinet after Wale; 6 plates by George Greig after John Linnell, 2 plates of fishing tackle and music; numerous text engravings. Advertisements present at end. 1 vols. 8vo. Second Bagster Edition: Large Paper Copy, Finely Bound. Handsome copy of the large paper issue of the 1815 Bagster edition, finely bound by Zaehnsdorf for Robert T. Hamilton Bruce (1846-1899), a successful Scottish flour merchant and one of the patrons of the Scottish Observer (afterwards the National Observer), and friend of W.E. Henley, who wrote one of his most celebrated poems, Invictus, in Hamilton Bruce's memory: "I am the master of my fate: / I am the captain of my soul".

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        Breton's Praise of Virtuous Ladies. Edited by Egerton Brydges

      Kent: Private Press of Lee Priory by Johnson and Warwick, 1815. First edition. ONLY COPY ON INDIA PAPER; and the other copy one of an edition of 80 copies. [x],38; [x], 38 pp. Second copy printed on india paper (one side of leaf only). 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary pebbled green morocco, boards with double leafy borders within gilt rules, a.e.g., by Hayday. Fine. UNIQUE COPY ON INDIA PAPER A lovely Hayday binding housing a regular copy and then another copy of the text, unique on India paper. An earlier cataloguer has conjectured that this was possibly Egerton Brygdes' own copy.

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        Angling; being the first part [Shooting; being the second part ...; Coursing; being the third part ...] of a Series of Familiar Letters on Sporting

      London: printed for and sold by J. Cornes...R.P. Moore...T. Hookham, etc. Part III: Printed for the Author, 1815. First edition. 3 engraved plates, all dated 1812, each engraved by H.R. Cook after Chalon, Hilton and J. Ward. (Without the small format bookseller's advertisement leaf mentioned by Schwerdt.). [1]-123, [1]; [125]-235, [1]; [237]-344 pp. W. Wilson, Printer, 4, Greville-Street, Hutton-Garden. 8vo (25 x 16.2 cm). Original printed drab paper wrappers, letterpress titles on upper covers, publisher's advertisements on two lower covers, uncut, all within a brown later cloth drop box. Minor chipping to heads and tails of spines, else fine. Bookplate of the Duke of Gloucester. First edition. 3 engraved plates, all dated 1812, each engraved by H.R. Cook after Chalon, Hilton and J. Ward. (Without the small format bookseller's advertisement leaf mentioned by Schwerdt.). [1]-123, [1]; [125]-235, [1]; [237]-344 pp. W. Wilson, Printer, 4, Greville-Street, Hutton-Garden. 8vo (25 x 16.2 cm). IN PARTS. RARE IN THIS CONDITION, the titles are taken from the wrappers as the printed title was apparently never issued - it appears that the author intended to issue both the title and the list of subscribers as part of the projected fourth part on 'Hunting' - this was never published. Schwerdt I,p.301 "The {Angling} letter is signed "Piscator" and dated 1811...a second edition was issued in 1818." (Westwood and Satchell+.

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        The Angler's Guide, Being a Complete Practical Treatise on Angling ... with considerable additions, local descriptions, glossary of technical terms, and index

      London: Printed for the Author by Carpenter and Son, 16, Aldgate High Street, 1815. Third edition, with additions, glossary and index. Large Paper Copy. Engraved frontispiece and 25 engraved and wood-engraved plates, numerous illustrations in the text. xxix, 313 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (8-7/8 x 5-1/4 inches). Attractively bound in full speckled tan morocco. Fine. Third edition, with additions, glossary and index. Large Paper Copy. Engraved frontispiece and 25 engraved and wood-engraved plates, numerous illustrations in the text. xxix, 313 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (8-7/8 x 5-1/4 inches). LARGE PAPER. A classic work, first published in 1814, which went into numerous editions, this one being particularly well illustrated. Published in the same year as the second edition, due to "the very favourable manner which the said work is spoken of by the Sporting Magazine for April 1815, also by the New Monthly Magazine for May". This edition includes new copper-engraved plates "taken from drawings made from living fish, under the author's own inspection"

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        The Complete Angler

      London: Samuel Bagster, 1815. The Second Bagster Edition, LARGE PAPER COPY. Illustrated with 50 engravings, including frontispiece portraits of Walton and Cotton, 8 full-page copperplate engravings by Audinet after Wale; 6 plates by George Greig after John Linnell, 2 plates of fishing tackle and music; numerous text engravings. Advertisements present at end. 1 vols. 8vo. Full olive green morocco extra, boards tooled in gilt with double rule, large thistles, and armorial device and motto of R.T. Hamilton Bruce, spine gilt with his monogram and armorial devices, silk doublures, uncut, edges gilt on the rough by Zaehnsdorf. Spine toned, slightest traces of rubbing; a few leaves toned. Bookplates of Frederick Adolphus Philbrick, Middle Temple; and Georges Fales Baker. Fine. The Second Bagster Edition, LARGE PAPER COPY. Illustrated with 50 engravings, including frontispiece portraits of Walton and Cotton, 8 full-page copperplate engravings by Audinet after Wale; 6 plates by George Greig after John Linnell, 2 plates of fishing tackle and music; numerous text engravings. Advertisements present at end. 1 vols. 8vo. Second Bagster Edition: Large Paper Copy, Finely Bound. Handsome copy of the large paper issue of the 1815 Bagster edition, finely bound by Zaehnsdorf for Robert T. Hamilton Bruce (1846-1899), a successful Scottish flour merchant and one of the patrons of the Scottish Observer (afterwards the National Observer), and friend of W.E. Henley, who wrote one of his most celebrated poems, Invictus, in Hamilton Bruce's memory: "I am the master of my fate: / I am the captain of my soul".

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        The London theatre : a collection of the most celebrated dramatic pieces / correctly given, from copies used in the theatre by Thomas Dibdin [complete 26 volumes bound in 13]

      London : Whittingham and Arliss, [1815], 1815, Hardback, Book Condition: Very GoodVery good copies bound in 1/2 vellum over marbled boards. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spine, with gilt decorative tooling. Some surfaces scuffs to boards. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Description: 26 v. : illus.; 12cm. Notes: General title pages dated 1815 throughout; special title pages of plays (with title vignettes) - dated 1814-1825. Most of the plays are preceded by a brief history of the play, dramatis personae, etc. Subjects: English literature -- Drama and theatre -- Great Britain -- 19th century.

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        Eghanak Biwzandian Bazmavep

      1815. [ARMENIAN]. INJIJIAN, Ghukas. Eghanak Biwzandian Bazmavep [The Byzantine season almanack]. [4], 260 pp. With an engraved title-page, 2 engraved plates, 14 hand-coloured plates, 1 hand-coloured folding plate, 16 head-pieces (2 hand-coloured), numerous tailpieces and 1 folding table. Venice, 1815. BOUND WITH: Drashakk'Amenayn Terut'Eanc [Flags of all nations]. [16] ff. Illustrated with hand-coloured engraved title page and 15 hand-coloured plates. 12mo., 136 x 83 mm, bound in contemporary Armenian calf, gilt fillet border, smooth spine, floral gilt in compartments, tan morocco title piece, yellow, blue & red geometric patterned paper endleaves, a.e.g. Venice: Mekhitarist Press at St. Lazarus, 1813.First Edition. Gkukas Injijian was the father of modern Armenian geography. Gorgeously illustrated with hand-coloured plates of various costumes, "these and related books by Mekhitarist authors [helped] revive the deep attachment within the people for their homeland and forge a sentiment of national identity."The large folding plate illustrates a ceremony wherein a woman in scarlet dress is jumping into a raging bonfire; in each hand she holds a golden arrow and what appears to be a golden box. The crowd surrounding the scene is in various types of dress; the fire is fed by an onlooker, while another beats a drum. Drashakk'Amenayn Terut'Eanc, containing 15 plates of hand-coloured national flags, was printed and issued by the Mekhitarist Congregation on the Island of St. Lazarus in Venice. This island was a favorite of Lord Byron; while living in Venice, Byron rowed out alone in his gondola every day to the monastery of St. Lazarus to spend hours learning Armenian, pouring over rare books in the library and conversing with the friendly Armenian fathers. Some wear at extremities, the folding plate is delicate and taped on crease, a very good copy.Hacikyan, et al, The Heritage of Armenian Literature: From the Eighteenth Century to Modern Times. Nersessian, Catalogue of early Armenian Books, 309.

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        View of St Helena

      London: Bellasis, 1815. Abbey, no. 309. Two of the six colored aquatints. Plate 1: The Roads and Plate: 4: Plantation House. 12 x 15.875 inches. Plate 1 with a remnant of tape verso, visible in the lettering beneath the image. Plate 1 in a simple glazed frame by Gump's, San Francisco. Plate 4 was also in such a frame.

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        THE LIFE AND PERAMBULATION OF A MOUSE

      London, Baldwin, Cradock, & Joy; and John Sharpe, by Assignment from John Marshall, 1815.. EARLY EDITION 1815, 2 volumes, complete set, 12mo, approximately 140 x 90 mm, 5? x 3? inches, 10 cuts in the text, (50 x 60 mm, 2" x 2?"), the blocks of the 6 in Volume I a little worn, pages: 69; 59 + 1 publisher's advert, Volume I with half-title, not called for in Volume II, bound in mottled green paper wraps, each with title label with patterned border to upper cover. Volume I: small piece missing from corners of upper cover, tiny corners missing on lower cover, spine worn and slightly chipped, oversewn long ago, label slightly damaged at right edge, rubbed and dusty and title not legible, neat early inscription inside upper cover, corners dog-eared throughout, an occasional tiny pale mark; Volume II: Spine worn and lacking about half, covers rubbed and scratched, small piece missing from all cover corners, label rubbed and dusty and text on label barely visible, inscription as in Volume I, small neat repair to lower corner of title page and page 5, contents as Volume I. A good set with the original worn covers, obviously much loved by its former child owners. An entertaining and instructive story told by the mouse itself. The title was later changed to THE LIFE AND PERAMBULATIONS OF A MOUSE. Dorothy Kilner (pseudonyms M. P. and Mary Pelham, 17551836) was a prolific English writer of children's books during the late 18th century. See Gumuchian 3507 (our edition), Osborne I,273 and Oppenheimer 1465 which is an edition of 1819 with 10 wood engravings as our edition. Volume I was first published in 1783 followed by the sequel in 1784. John Harris reprinted the 2 little books in 1828 and 1831 with only a frontispiece and 1 other plate. Moon 454. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        L'art de juger du caractère des hommes

      1815. HOCQUART, Edouart Auguste Patrick. L'art de juger du caractère des hommes sur leur ecriture. Avec vingt-quatre planches représentant les écritures de divers personnages célèbres, gravées d'après les originaux autographs. Nouvelle edition augmentée. Hand-coloured frontispiece, pp. 78, with two engraved plates and twenty-two lithographic plates. Paris: Saintin, 1816. BOUND WITH: [ANON, Mme de G***]. Les sympathies, ou, L'art de juger, par les traits du visage, des convenances en amour et en amitié. Seconde Edition. 79, [1] advertisement. Illustrated with 32 hand-coloured plates, one bound as a frontispiece. Small 8vo., bound in contemporary half roan over marbled boards; gilt-lettered spine label. Paris: Saintin, 1817. A delightful combination of two little books on character inspired by the work of the Swiss physiognomist Johann Kaspar Lavater. Hocquart's work is considered among the most important early treatises on the subject. It appeared first in 1812 with only 52 pages. The book consists of a brief introduction to a 'scientific' interpretation of hand-writing, followed by the analysis of twenty-two engraved plates of autograph samples. Included are autographs of famous public figures, such as Marie Antoinette, Racine, Mme de Maintenon, Frederick the Great, Benjamin Franklin and the philosophers Voltaire, Pascal, Condillac, and D'Alembert. Two plates showing alphabets for the deaf and dumb are also included. The plates are early examples of the use of lithography which had not been much in use until Engelmann moved his presses to Paris in 1816. The second work consists of a physiognomy for couples, illustrating matching couples on opposite plates. For each character trait or temperament, both the male and female versions are depicted on the thirty-two exquisite hand-coloured plates. Some insignificant spotting and browning, due to paper quality. Wellcome III, 280; see Barbier I, 289.

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        Der Maler Johann Georg Hoffmann zeichnend.

      . Radierung, 1815, auf bräunlichem Bütten. 9,3:9,6 cm. Literatur: Apell 176; Andresen/Heller 13. Vergleichsliteratur: Ausst. Katalog: Der Zeichner Johann Christoph Erhard (1795-1822). Nürnberg 1996, S. 80 mit Abb.. "Der kleinwüchsige Johann Georg Hoffmann (1792-1849) war Mitschüler Erhards bei Ambrosius Gabler. Er widmete sich zunächst der Malerei, wurde schließlich Gehilfe in einer Tabakwarenhandlung in Nürnberg. Erhard porträtierte die zwergenhafte Gestalt in einer Reihe von gezeichneten Ganzfigurenporträts und in einer Radierung von 1815. .... Bei allem Interesse an der körperlichen Anomalität des Dargestellten hebt Erhard dessen künstlerisches Selbstbewußtsein hervor. Mit den frühen Figurenbildnissen von Georg Hoffmann setzt die Reihe der Freundschaftsbilder ein, die Erhard besonders in der Wiener Zeit fortführt und kultiviert." (op. cit. S. 80).

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        Pianta della città di Padova del Signor Rizzi Zannoni

      1815 ca, Padova 1815 - Bella e rara pianta della città disegnata dal noto cartografo padovano Rizzi Zannoni. Accanto al cartiglio, in cui vi è il titolo, è raffigurato l'edificio della specola padovana, la cui latitudine venne calcolata da Rizzi Zannoni pari a 45°24' 2".40. Nell'angolo in basso a sinistra, nel corpo dell'incisione, si legge la seguente indicazione editoriale "Presso Giovanni Sacchetto. Librajo in Padova Sotto il Bò". In calce cinquanta rimandi su cinque colonne. mm 227x200

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        Memoirs of Lady Hamilton; with illustrative anecdotes of many of her most particular friends and distinguished contemporaries

      Henry Colburn, London 1815 - SECOND 1815 EDITION.8vo, vi, 352pp. Contemporary full polished calf, original marbled end paper with previous owners bookplate affixed. Very nice copy. Engraved portrait after Romney with light foxing and damp stain to bottom right not effecting image. Attractive engraved bookplate of James Campbell on inside front cover fly leaf "Emma, Lady Hamilton, the lover of Admiral Nelson. Nelson had become a national hero on the moment of his death in the decisive naval battle against the French off Cape Trafalgar in 1805. A decade later Emma, chased by creditors, was ending her days in exile and penury in Calais. But there remained a public fascination for her extraordinary life story, and when "Memoirs of Lady Hamilton with Illustrated Anecdotes of Many of Her Most Particular Friends and Distinguished Contemporaries" was published in 1815, the year of her death, it was an instant, runaway success. In this book, many pages were given by its unknown author, to the extraordinary friendship Emma had with the outrageous Earl Bishop, concluding: "Such was the character and end of Frederick Hervey, Earl of Bristol, who dissipated a long life, a princely fortune, and respectable talents, in the pursuit of pleasure, with all the eagerness, and on the same motive as that which actuated the Epicurean philosophers of old, whose creed and practice were comprehended in the resolution, 'Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die'." quoted from Hotel Bristol News blogWith illustrative anecdotes of many of her most particular friends and distinguished contemporaries. With some minor corrections and additions. "An abusive book with pseudo-religious reflections, is of little authority, but not quite worthless" D.N.B. It was considered worth a later 3rd reprint in 1892. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      1815, three volume complete set, the Travels of Captains Meriweather 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 and president Thomas Jefferson.  All published by the Official Report, and Illustrated by maps.  A new edition, the first in three volumes, printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London.  Second English edition, first in three volumes.  Both 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.  Volumes are in original full leather gilt ruled bindings, marbled end papers, light to moderate wear and use apparent, clean, tight, strong hinges, complete.  Volumes and maps, are very good overall.  Facsimile large folding map will be included.  Please see the many photos provided, ask any questions, buy accordingly.

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        Flore française, ou, descriptions succinctes de toutes les plantes qui croissent naturellement en France, disposées selon une nouvelle méthode d'analyse, et précédées par un exposé des principes élémentaires de la botanique. Trosième édition.

      Desray, Paris 1815 - Best edition, 6 volumes, 8vo, 11 engraved folding plates, folding table and a large hand-colored engraved map; contemporary quarter tan calf, red and brown morocco labels on spines; a very good, handsome set. This edition includes two supplemental volumes describing an additional 1300 species. In this work, Lamarck "demonstrated his awareness of the important influence of the environment, especially climate, on vegetable development [He] was particularly conscious of the changes plants undergo in artificial cultivation and he referred to such changes as degradations, the term he first used in describing evolutionary processes in 1800" (DSB) in his Système des animaux sans vertèbres.

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        Cent dix jours du règne de Louis XVIII [Ensemble] Lettre a sa majesté Louis XVIII sur la vente des biens nationaux par A. Falconnet [Ensemble] De la restitution des biens des émigrés par H. Dard [Ensemble] Des émigrés de 1815 par M. de L

      Réunion de 4 brochures relatives au tout début de la Restauration. Les 3 premières sont en seconde édition alors que le quatrième texte est en édition originale.Demi Basane légèrement postérieure. Dos lisse à filets. Accrocs avec manques en spine-end de tête. Mors supérieur largement ouvert en queue.Le premier texte, par un bourboniste convaincu, narre le retour de Napoléon à Paris et la fuite du roi. Le second adresse une supplique au roi sur la vente des biens nationaux opérée depuis la Révolution. Le troisième texte examine sous le rapport du droit public la question de l'aliénation des biens des émigrés et de leur restitution. Le dernier texte narre dans un style lyrique ces émigrés que furent le roi et sa cour en 1815. Il va sans dire que tous les auteurs condamnent sans réserve Napoléon Bonaparte avec la dernière extrêmité. Eymery, Gueffier, Le Normant Paris 1815 In 8 (13x20cm) relié

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        A Dictionary of Natural History. or, Complete Summary of Zoology.

      Octavo (128 × 85 mm). Contemporary red straight-grain morocco, single gilt line on sides and spine, all edges gilt, drab green endpapers. A very pretty copy. 48 hand-coloured engraved plates by Vincent Woodthorpe. A charming pocket guide to "all the animated beings in Nature", illustrated with hand-coloured plates.

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        Recreations in Natural History; Or Popular Sketches of British Quadrupeds: Describing Their Nature, Habits and Dispositions

      London William Clarke 1815. G : in good condition. Rebound in modern half leather cover with new endpapers. Some light browning and spotting to endpapers First Edition Brown hardback half-leather cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 367pp. Engraved plates and woodcuts by Luke Clennell. Clennell was born in Morpeth, Northumberland, the son of a farmer. He was apprenticed to the Newcastle upon Tyne wood engraver Thomas Bewick in 1797. Between 1799 and 1803 he acted as Bewick's principal assistant on the second volume of his A History of British Birds. After completing his seven-year apprenticeship with Bewick he moved to London in 1804, where he married a daughter of the copper-engraver Charles Turner Warren (17621823). Through his marriage he became acquainted with such book illustrators as William Finden and Abraham Raimbach. He gained a reputation as a wood-engraver, and in May 1806 he was awarded the gold palette of the Society of Arts for a wood-engraving of a battle scene. He subsequently gave up engraving for painting. In 1814 he received from the Earl of Bridgewater a commission for a large commemorative picture, Banquet for the Allied Sovereigns, at the Guildhall, London. He experienced great difficulty in getting the more than 400 distinguished guests to sit for their portraits, suffered a mental breakdown, and spent some time in a mental asylum in Salisbury. Clennell resumed work on the picture of the Allied Sovereigns in 1817, from then until his death in a Newcastle asylum in 1840 he was never well enough to work as an artist.

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