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        On the laws which regulate the polarisation of light by reflection from transparent bodies" in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Volume 105, 1815, Parts I and II, pp. 125-159 WITH An Essay towards the Calculus of Functions Part I and II (Babbage) in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Volume 105, 1816 Part I pp. 1-22, 23-24 AND Volume 106, 1816 Part II 179-256 WITH On the Fire-Damp of Coal Mines, and on Methods of Lighting the Mines So as to Prevent Its Explosion" (Davy) in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Volume 106, 1816, pp. 1-22, 23-24, & "An Account of an Invention for Giving Light in Explosive Mixtures of Fire-Damp in Coal Mines, by Consuming the Fire-Damp"(Dav

      - FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRESENTATION of 'Brewster's Angle, "one of Brewster's most important contributions to the science of physics" (Molecular Expressions Website). David Brewster's work on polarization of light by reflection and biaxial crystals "is important for several reasons" (Young, Optics and Lasers, 241)."First, many lasers use Brewster windows inside the cavity to reduce reflection loss. Brewster windows are important in low-gain lasers such as helium-neon lasers, where a few percent loss can completely inhibit laser action, and in high-power lasers, where antireflection coatings would be destroyed by the intense beam. "If unpolarized light is shone on a surface at Brewster's angle, the refracted wave will be partially polarized because the reflectance at Brewster's angle is 0 only for waves whose electric-field vectors lie in the plane of incidence. Waves whose electric-field vectors are perpendicular to the plane of incidence exhibit about 15% reflectance from a glass surface. A beam that passes through a number of plates of glass at Brewster's angle will be nearly 100% plane-polarized with its electric field in the plane of incidence. Polarizers made of a pile of plates are useful in laser applications where other polarizers would be damaged by the laser" (ibid). ALSO INCLUDED: First edition of the first announcement and description of an invention some have argued rescued the Industrial Revolution, Humphrey Davy's Safety Lamp. ALSO INCLUDED: First editions of Charles Babbage's first papers as well as his most important contribution to mathematics, the calculus of functions. CONDITION & DETAILS: Philosophical Transactions Volume for the year MDCCCXV (1815) and MDCCCXVI (1816) Ex-libris bearing only a miniscule "Athenaeum Library, Liverpool" stamp and at the foot (margin) of some of the plates. Quarto. (10.5 x 8.5 inches; 263 x 408mm). [12], 446, [20]; Volume 106 [14], 366, [12]. Volume I includes 8 page index. 16 copperplate engravings; Volume II includes and 8 page index and 21 copperplate engravings. The construction of Davy's lamp is depicted in one of the plates. Full volumes, complete. Handsomely rebound in aged calf. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled; gilt-tooled fleur de lis at the spine. Red and black, gilt-lettered spine labels. Tightly and solidly bound. New endpapers. Occassional light toning and foxing. By any measure, near fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        Die Höhen der Erde, oder systematisches Verzeichniss der gemessenen Berghöhen und Beschreibung der bekanntesten Berge der Erde, ueber einem Anhange, enthaltend die Höhen von vielen Städten, Thälern, Seen etc. Ein Beitrag zur physischen Erdkunde.

      Frankfurt / M., Brönner, 1815.. X, 1 Bl., 218 S., 144 S., 1 Bl. (Erratablatt). 4°, Ganzledereinband mit Rückengoldprägung und goldgeprägtem roten Rückenschild. Ganzgoldschnitt und schön marmorierte Vorsatzblätter.. I. Abtheilung. Höhenangabe von Bergen, Thälern, Seen und andern hohen Puncten. II. Abtheilung. Beschreibung der bekanntesten Berge der Erde. - Erste Ausgabe. - Poggendorff II,154 - Engelmann 1067. - Umfangreiche Beschreibung der Bergwelt. - Die Ecken gestaucht, am Rücken oben (ca. 3 cm) und etwas weiter unten (ca. 1 cm) aufgeplatzt, die Deckel beschabt, eine Kante gestaucht. Innen nur sehr leicht gebräunt, mit einigen wenigen Buntstiftunterstreichungen, auf starkem leicht getöntem Papier mit breitem Rand! Ein insg. dekorartives Ganzleder-Exemplar mit schön marmorierten Vorsatzblättern! Nicht häufig.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Riepenhausen]
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        af blandet Indhold. Første - Een og Tyvende hefte. 1815-21.

      Chra., . 1815-1821. 8vo. Samtidige skinnryggbind med marmorerte dekler.. Proveniens : Emil Stang. Jonas Skougaard - med hans kollasjonering. Mangler noen få svært få sider, men alt i alt et henimot komplett sett. I første bind har bokblokken løsnet fra forpermen. Det norske Nationalblad var en norsk opposisjonsavis i Christiania, utgitt 1815-1822. Avisen utkom første gang 17. juli 1815, med Hans Abel Hielm, da 23 år gammel, som ansvarlig utgiver. Sjelen i bladet var imidlertid hans bror, advokat og politiker Jonas Anton Hielm. Avisen var det ledende norske opposisjonsblad før den ble lagt ned i 1822, etter å ha mistet portomoderasjonen som følge av en sak om majestetsfornærmelse. (Wikipedia)

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        Opere Poetiche

      STAMPERIA REALE, Torino 1815 - 4 volumi in 8° (22x15); cartonato coevo, titoli al dorso; (2), 212, (2); (2), 216, (2); (2), 258, (2); (2), 264, (2); in ottime condizioni. L'Avvocato Giovanni Giacomo Appiano. porcacciossi il nome di buon versificatore colle sue opere poetiche pubblicate in quattro volumi l'anno 1815 dalla Stamperia Reale in Torino. Questi era nato in Moncalieri nel 1765 dal notaio Pietro Antonio e da Elisabetta Maria Ferrero, e fu, vivendo, onorato dell'amicizia del Monti, del Perticari, e di altri illustri letterati italiani. (Tommaso Vallauri, Storia della Poesie in Piemonte. Vol. II. Torino 1842)

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        An Illustrated Record of Importent Events in the Annals of Europe during the Years 1812, 1813, 1814, & 1815. Comprising a Series of Views of Paris, Moscow, the Kremlin, Dresden, Berlin, The Battle of Leipsic etc. etc. etc. Together with a History of those Momentous Transactions.

      London, Printed by T. Bensley for R. Bowyer, 1815. Large folio. (47x34 cm.). Bound in a nice recent hcalf, gilt spine with gilt lettering. Pp. 1-60,(4 Appendix),(61)-76 pp. + (28) pp. (= descriptions of the views). 4 uncolured engraved plates, 1 uncoloured engraved map. 19 fine handcoloured aquatint plates (3 double-page and folded). The collation agrees with Tooley No. 97, except that The Biographical Notices of Sovereigns, Warriors & Statesmen" is not present as it was probably issued a year later in 1816 (10 pp. a. 2 plates). First edition. The work contains fine town-views of Moscow, The Kremlin, Smolensko, Danzig, Berlin, Hamburg, The Hague, Frankfurt, Dresden, Amsterdam, Rosiere, Leipzig, Paris etc.R.V. Tooley "English Books with Coloured Plates 1790-1860", No. 97

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Die Bayern schlagen die Entscheidungsschlacht bei Arcis sur Aube 1814. Weißgehöhte, braunlavierte Tuschfederzeichnung, mit Bleistift regliert

      1815 (ca.) 1815 - Thieme/Becker XXV, 88; Boetticher II/1, 71, 2. - Bedeutende Vorzeichnung des bedeutenden Malers mit einer Szene aus den napoleonischen Kriegen. Auf seinen Reisen widmete er sich besonders dem Studium des Pferdes, das für ihn als Schlachtenmaler von größter Bedeutung war. (Boetticher). Vermutlich für eine größere Arbeit ausgeführt. Man sieht mitten im Reitergefecht, hoch zu Roß, den bayrischen Feldmarchall Fürst Carl Philipp von Wrede. Die Schlacht von Arcis-sur-Aube ereignete sich vom 20. bis 21. März 1814. Bei Arcis-sur-Aube prallte die französische Armee unter Napoléon Bonaparte mit 28.000 Mann auf die ihnen fast dreifach überlegene österreichische Armee unter Generalfeldmarschall Schwarzenberg mit 80.000 Mann. In München erinnert im Stadtbezirk Maxvorstadt die Arcisstraße an die Schlacht, an der auf alliierter Seite auch bayerische Truppen unter dem Kommando von Carl Philipp von Wrede beteiligt waren. - Eine große Sammlung von Zeichnungen Montens befindet sich in der Maillinger-Slg. im Stadtmuseum zu München. - Obere linke Ecke mit kleinem Wurmloch, sonst tadellos erhalten

      [Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH]
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        An Inquiry into the Aspersions upon the Late Ordinary of Newgate, With Some Observations upon Newgate and upon the Punishment of Death

      London: Printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor, Shoe-Lane, 1815. Modern 3/4 sheep over marbled boards, occasional light browning and staining, else well preserved and wide-margined; two copies in North America in OCLC The rare, vigorous defense by Montagu of the reputation of Reverend Brownlow Forde, who as Ordinary of Newgate was responsible for advising condemned prisoners, asserting Forde's commendable, enlightened efforts in the prison's deplorable conditions

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        West India Islands: Guadaloupe, Antigua, Mariegalante Etc.

      Edinburgh - Undated copper-engraved map, c. 1815, for Thomson's New General Atlas. Central vertical fold. Engraved area 500 x 590 mm, 19.5 x 23 ins, sheet 540 x 730 mm, 21 x 29 ins. Original wash & outline colouring. Old ms. sheet number in ink top left. A little extremely faint browning, marginal stain above main title, otherwise fine.

      [Bookseller: Richard Smith]
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        Statistique du Royaume de Hongrie. Abrégée et traduite de l'allemand sur la seconde édition de Bude de 1809 - 1811. Par N. Wacken.

      Francfort Sur Le Mein, 1813 1815 - 2 tomes en 1 vol. in-8° ; (2)-VII-314 pp.-1 ff blanc-(2)-IV-167 pp., pleine basane fauvée, dos lisse joliment ornée, rel. de l'époque, bel exemplaire. Édition originale de la traduction française. Rare. Envoi de l'auteur. Very attractive copy. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hérodote]
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        "Ansicht der Haupt- und Residenzstadt München gegen Nord-Westen" (von Südost). Blick von Untergiesing bei Birkenleiten über die Isar auf München. Rechts der Giesinger Berghang mit der alten Dorfkirche. Auf einem Hügel sitzen mit Äpfeln spielende Kinder.

      . Aquarellierte Umriß-Radierung von Simon Warnberger, unten links und rechts bezeichnet "Nach der Natur gezeichnet und gestochen von Simon Warnberger". München, Felix Halm, um 1815, 38,5 x 62,5 cm.. Maillinger I,1682; Pfister 33; Lentner 1091 u. 13702; Slg. Proebst 111. - Das sehr seltene und künstlerisch außerordentlich qualitätvolle, nur fein in Umrissen radierte und daher einem Aquarell kaum nachstehendes Hauptblatt in blütenfrischer Erhaltung. - Lentner schreibt bereits im Jahre 1911 "Sehr seltenes Blatt von eminenter landschaftlicher Schönheit." Bezaubernd ist die weite Landschaft mit Blick über die Isarauen auf die Stadtsilhouette von München sowie die schöne und besonnt wirkende Farbgebung.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Costume of the University of Oxford, The

      London: Printed for R. Ackermann, by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh, 1815. - Seventeen Hand-Colored Engraved Plates Depicting the Costume of the University of OxfordUWINS, Thomas. The Costume of the University of Oxford, Illustrated by a Series of Engravings from Original Drawings by Thomas Uwins. To Which is Prefixed a Brief Account of the Members and Officers of that University. London: Printed for R. Ackermann, by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh, 1815.Large quarto (13 1/4 x 10 7/8 inches; 337 x 276 mm.). [6], 18 pp. Stipple-engraved portrait of Lord Grenville, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, by Henry Meyer after William Owen, and seventeen hand-colored line- and stipple-engraved plates by J. Agar after T. Uwins. The text is watermarked "W & S S/1813 (?)." The plates are watermarked "J Whatman/1812," except for the portrait of Lord Grenville, which is watermarked "J Whatman/1806 (?)."Contemporary half red roan over marbled boards. Front cover with red roan label decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, smooth spine decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers. Several of the plates with early ink annotations at the lower edge identifying the subjects of the portraits. Minor rubbing to extremities. Mild foxing and browning, except for the portrait of Lord Grenville, which is slightly foxed and has a small faint dampstain in the outer blank margin, and offset onto the facing text leaf. Armorial bookplate Philip Bliss on front pastedown. An excellent copy."In each volume [Ackermann’s History of the University of Oxford (1814) and History of the University of Cambridge (1815)] there is a series of hand-coloured plates of costume, in line and stipple, by J. Agar after T. Uwins, fifteen in the Cambridge, and seventeen in the Oxford. Mr. Uwins seems to have been inspired with the belief that all university dons are divinely tall and slender, with the exception of doctors of divinity, who alone in both volumes are depicted in possession of a comfortable portliness" (Martin Hardie, pp. 105-106)."Cette suite est extraite du grand ouvrage: History of Oxford publié en 1814 par Ackermann" (Colas).Colas 2947. Hiler, p. 4. See Abbey, Scenery, 278, and Tooley 5 ("The "Costume of Members of the University of Oxford" was also issued separately in elephant quarto for £3 13s. 6d").

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Naval Monitor;

      London: Printed by A.J. Valpy … Sold by Law and Whittaker,, 1815. containing Useful Hints for both the Public and Private Conduct of the Young Gentleman in, or entering, that Profession, in all it Branches - in the Course of which, and under the Remarks on Gunnery, are some Observations on the Naval Actions with America. Also a Plan for improving the Naval System, as far as it regards that most Useful Set of Petty Officers, the Midshipmen. By an Officer in the Navy. Octavo. Original green on blue paper-covered boards, paper label to the spine. Ex-Cruising Club Association library, their gilt initials to the tail of the spine, gilt stamp to the upper board, and bookplate to the front pastedown only, a little rubbed, head of the spine pulled, light toning to the text, but overall a very good copy. First edition. Extremely uncommon, COPAC lists copies in NMM and at Oxford only, OCLC adds seven copies in North America, and one at the Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand. Unusual naval conduct book, often referred to in the literature, but very rarely encountered. Claxton entered the service in 1804 as a first class volunteer on board the Melampus, seeing considerable action in her. He was later in the Leopard and was a witness to the surrender of the Chesapeake to her in 1807. In 1809 he joined the Barfleur, 98 guns, Vice-Admiral Berkeley, making lieutenant in December 1810. "During the latter year he appears to have been much employed on the detached service in the Tagus, where he rendered appreciated co-operation to the troops occupying the lines of Torres Vedras, and had command of the gun-boats attached to the army … While belonging next from Oct. 1812 to March 1815 to the Ramillies … [he] distinguished himself in command of the attack upon Baltimore in Sept. 1814; and was likewise present at the capture of the islands in Passamaquoddy Bay, and the bombardment of Stonington" (O'Byrne). He subsequently commanded the Tartar revenue-cutter on the Yarmouth Station - "the first vessel of the kind given to a naval officer" - and in 1834 was appointed Harbour-Master of Bristol "and is the officer under whose surveillance were built those celebrated steam-vessels the Great Western and Great Britain". Less laudably he was a prominent Bristolian campaigner against the abolition of slavery, offering to fight a duel with the agent of the anti-slavery candidate in the 1830 election. An excellent copy of a highly desirable title.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [Klappkarte 'Mann mit Körbchen']: "Serviter, meine Herren und Damen, Ich komm, meine Wünsch auszukrammen, Belieben Sie Geld, Gesundheit und Glück? Belieben Sie Tugend, Verstand, langes Leben? Ich kann Ihnen aus meinem Korb alles geben. Das Fiat beruht auf dem mächtigen Geschick.."

      Ohne Verlag und Nummerierung (um 1815).. Klappkarte mit 4-fach gefalt. Streifen unter Klappe. 7 x 10 cm; Streifen: 0,9 x 5 cm. Handkolorierte Radierung. Abgegriffen u. papierbedingt etw. gebräunt, an ob. Ecke an kl. Stelle berieben, v. alter Hd. beschrieben, verso m. Kleberückständen.. Originelle Glückwunschkarte. Das Bild zeigt einen jungen Mann, der in einem geflochtenen Korb eine Flasche (mit der Aufschrift 'Gesundheit'), ein Glas (mit der Aufschrift 'Langes Leben') und einen Geldsack (mit der Aufschrift '1000') hat. Klappt man den Korb auf, findet man den gefalteten Spruch-Streifen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        The Practical House Carpenter; or, Youth's Instructor: containing a great variety of useful designs in carpentry and architecture.

      Published by J. Taylor, London 1815 - , title page, table, contents [2], complete with 148 copper plates (2 for each of 3 & 65) including 6 folding, with expanation for each plate Eighth Edition , scuffed at spine ends and corners, boards rubbed in places, hinges starting, title page backed with paper, moderate to heavy foxing on plates and text, in good condition , half brown calf with marbled paper to sides, gilt titles on plum leather spine label, 5 raised bands square octavo Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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        Vue de la ville d"Orléans, prise de l"ile d"Arrault.

      Orléans: Chez l"Auteur, 1815 - Gravure sur cuivre de 62 x 47 cm à la cuvette (dimensions de la feuille 64 x 50 cm). Dessiné par Salmon en 1807, gravé par B. Piringer en 1815 et imprimé par Bassand. Petites rousseurs et déchirures marginales. Jolie gravure à l"aquatinte montrant divers personnages et animaux d"élevage au premier plan.

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE DES CARRÉS]
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        Histoire des naufrages, ou recueil des realtions les plus intéressantes des naufrages, hivernemens, délaissemens, incendies, et autres événemens funestes arrivés depuis le XV siecle jusqu'a nos jours

      Ledoux et Tenré 1815 - A very good copy of the very scarce 1815 edition. Three volumes (400,402,392pp) rebound by R. Korytowsk of Johannesburg, in blue cloth with gilt spine lettering. The bindings are in near fine condition with almost minimal wear and no bumping to the edges or corners. Inside the contents are very good. Generally very clean and unmarked, especially in vols I and II. Volume III has had some of its pages opened roughly, leaving them ragged to the edges, but with no loss of text. One page has been repaired to the corner with partial loss of text, and several pages towards the end of the volume have damp stains. All three volumes retain their engraved frontispieces. This work was first published in 1781 by Jean Louis Hubert Simon Deperthes in 1781 and was augmented and updated by Jean Baptiste Eyriès for this second edition of 1815. The work deals with historical shipwrecks and other disasters at sea, and contains the narratives of 38 disastrous voyages, including Gerrit de Veer's hibernation on Nova Zembla (1596-97), the burning of Bontekoe's ship in 1619, the fate of the Batavia, wrecked on the Australian coast in 1629, and the story of the Scots castaway Alexander Selkirk, who was marooned on Juan Fernández in 1704 and would later be the model for Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bianca Capello e Pietro Buonaventuri. Novella XI di Giulio Bernardino Tomitano opitergino.

      - In Vinegia, 1815, (al colophon: terminata di stampare in Vinegia nella Tipografia di Alvisopoli nel giorno in cui morì il suo fondatore sign. Alvise I. Co. Mocenigo, XXIV dicembre MDCCCXV), in-4, cartonatura ottocentesca marmorizzata, pp. [2], 45, [5]. Con piccolo ritratto di Bianca Cappello inciso in rame sul front. Edizione di soli 116 esemplari complessivi: questo fa parte della tiratura di 6, su carta azzurra, e si presenta con amplissimi margini (le carte, non rifilate, sono in un in-4 di buona misura, mentre lo specchio di stampa è in dimensioni adatte per un in-16). L'edizione non è censita in ICCU, nemmeno nalle variante più comune di 100 esemplari numerati su carta Reale bianca. Ottime condizioni. Ex-libris Pietro Ginori Conti. Rarità biliografica impressa su carta colorata. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kings of Spain

      London: Longman, Hurst, Orme and Brown, 1815. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Five volume set. Halfbound black leather with green/brown marbled covers and edges. Previous owner's bookplate to paste-down endpaper. Volume I headband damaged. Text blocks very clean and tight.

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        The London Theatre. A Collection of the Most Celebrated Dramatic Pieces . Correctly Given, from Copies used in the Theatres by Thomas Dibdin of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Twenty-six volumes complete.

      London: for Whittingham and Arliss onwards 1815 - Published 1815 to 1818. Twenty-six volumes bound as thirteen. With all half-titles and general titles (these with vignette illustration) and individual titles to all 104-plays within, these also with vignette illustrations; other vignette illustrations within the text. Thirteen volumes 12 mo (5 x 3 inches), contemporary grained burgundy calf, double gilt rules to sides with floral corner ornaments, all edges gilt. Spines gilt lettered direct with the title of each play within. Headbands, joints, and corners rubbed but overall a very pleasing set; good, strong and attractive. Rare as a complete set and even more so in an attractive contemporary binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Entwickelungsgeschichte Der Schmetterlinge Anatomisch und Physiologisch

      Cassel und Marburg 1815 - First edition. 2 volumes in original card wrappers a little worn and rubbed and with small strengthening piece of paper on lower section of each spine. Paper label on front cover of each volume. Text volume with edges uncut and partially unopened. Some light spotting and pages a little crumpled with one page having light coloured stain on one side. 33 plates engraved by Walwert of Nuremburg after Herold, all but 8 with partial hand colouring. Plate XXV has a small repaired tear (as shown in the photograph) that does not affect the image. Plate 1 is a little browned around the edges and has some foxing. All other plates in very good condition with only minimal imperfections. Both volumes are now housed in a green cloth-covered Solander case having a marbled paper interior. Gilt title to spine. Pp. vi, 118, xxxiv + 33 plates. Heavy book which may require additional postal charge to non-UK addresses. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        On gun-shot wounds of the extremities, requiring different operations of amputation, with their after treatment.

      London, Longman, 1815 - . XXXII,384 p., 4 engraved plates, contemporary vellum with morocco letterpiece.

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        Vaterländische Unterhaltungen. Ein belehrendes und unterhaltendes Lesebuch zur Bildung des Verstandes, Veredlung des Herzens, Beförderung der Vaterlandsliebe und gemeinnütziger Kenntnisse für die Jugend Oesterreichs.

      Anton Doll, Wien, 1815 - 6 Bände. Wien, Anton Doll 1815. 8°. 6 Titelkupfer. Blau marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild (Titel). 1. und einzige Ausgabe, schönes Exemplar, Ecken etwas bestoßen, leicht berieben. Goedeke VI, 56, 15; unter diesem Titel nicht bei Wurzbach, Kosch u.a. Die Bände sind auch einzeln ohne den Gesamttitel erschienen: 1/ Oesterreich über Alles! 2/ Beyträge zur Kenntniß des Oesterreichischen Kaiserstaates und dessen Bewohner. 3/ Belehrende Lesestücke zur Kenntniß des Vaterlandes und dessen Bewohner, nebst lehrreichen Geschichten, Fabeln und Räthseln. 4/ Lehrreiche Erzählungen und Geschichten aus dem Vaterlande und von dessen Bewohnern. 5/ Wanderungen auf vaterländischem Gebiethe. 6/ Schöne Züge und Geschichten aus dem Oesterreichischen Kaiserstaate. Die Titelkupfer zeigen 'Das Ritterschloß in Laxenburg' (Maillard), 'Der Leopoldsberg', 'Der Gmundnersee', 'Der orientalische Thurm zu Eisgrub in Mähren', 'Kremsmünster' und 'St. Florian', alle gestochen von J. Blaschke. Die Bände mit dem eigenh. Besitzvermerk von Johann Nepomuk Fronner, einem Ratsherrn in Wiener Neustadt, der 1825 an der Gründung des dortigen Museums beteiligt gewesen ist und dieses Werk nun eigenh. seiner Enkelin widmet. Band 2 mit seinem Hinweis "Seite 115 von Deinem Großvater", wo er als Lebensretter vorgestellt wird. Sprache: deu Blau marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild (Titel). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        THE FOWLER CONTAINING RULES FOR TAKING EVERY SPECIES OF LAND AND WATER FOWL, WHETHER BY FOWLING PIECE, NET, ENGINE OR OTHERWISE.

      London, J. Smeeton, no date circa 1815.Such as Woodcocks, Felfares, Pigeons, Magpies, Morepoots, Snipes, Gleads, Crows, Rooks, Herns, Partridges, Pheasants and Quails. With an Account of their Seasons; Descriptions of their HAUNTS; and METHODS for making LIMES, LIMED TWIGS, SPRINGES, BAITS and for taking them. Likewise INSTRUCTIONS for the CHOICE and TRAINING of the DOGS for FOWLING; Remedies for their Diseases, also A Concise ESSAY on SONG BIRDS, viz. The NIGHTINGALE; CANARY BIRD; Black Bird, Wood Lark, Linnet, Chaffinch, Robin, Starling, Tit Lark, Bull Finch, Thrush, Sky Lark, Redstart, Wren, Green Finch, Gold Finch and Hedge Sparrow. Clearly Describing Their Seasons and Nests; with the best MODES for TAKING and PRESERVING them in HEALTH and good Song. This work was issued with three other titles on sport with a general title page or separately in octavo pamphlet form. 8vo, approximately 205 x 130 mm, 8 x 5 inches. Pages; title page with advert on verso listing the other 3 titles, iv, 1 - 76 plus 3 pages of adverts, last page is blank, rebound in quarter black morocco, 2 green gilt lettered labels to spine, gilt rules between raised bands on spine, gilt vertical rules to boards, marbled boards, new cream endpapers, top edge maroon. Pale age - browning throughout otherwise a very good copy. See: Schwerdt, Hunting, Hawking and Shooting, Volume 1, page 123. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Grounds of an Opinion on the Policy of Restricting the Importation of Foreign Corn; Intended as An Appendix to Observations on the Corn Laws.

      London: Printed for John Murray:, First edition, 1815 - 8vo., 48pp., with early owner signature to foot of title page and some occasional light scattered spotting to first few leaves only, neatly bound in later navy blue buckram. A generally VG+ first editon copy of this rare and important work. (Goldsmith, 21177; Lowndes, 1459; Kress, C6535). Robert Malthus (he went by his middle name) was born in "the Rookery", a country estate in Dorking, Surrey (south of London). He was the second son of Daniel Malthus, a country gentleman and avid disciple of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and David Hume (both of whom he knew personally). Accordingly, Malthus was educated according to Rousseauvian precepts by his father and a series of tutors. Malthus entered Jesus College, Cambridge, in 1784 and was ordained a minister of the Church of England in 1788. He earned his M.A. in 1791. "One of the founders of modern economics," Malthus was credited by Keynes with framing the theory "that a lack of effective demand can cause economic crises" (PMM 251). In 1805, Malthus "became professor of history and political economy at the newly founded college of Haileybury [where] he gave lectures on political economy, which, as he declares, the hearers not only understood, but 'did not even find dull.' The lectures led him to consider the problem of rent. The theory at which he arrived is partly indicated in two pamphlets upon the corn laws, published in 1814 and 1815. In 1814, Malthus launched himself into the Corn Laws debate then raging in parliament. After a first pamphlet, Observations, outlining the pros and cons of the proposed protectionist laws, Malthus tentatively supported the free traders, arguing that as cultivation as British corn was increasingly expensive to raise, it was best if Britain at least in part on cheaper foreign sources for its food supply. He changed his mind the next year, in his 1815 Grounds of an Opinion pamphlet, siding now with the protectionists. Foreign laws, he noted, often prohibit or raise taxes on the export of corn in lean times, which meant that the British food supply was captive to foreign politics. By encouraging domestic production, Malthus argued, the Corn Laws would guarantee British self-sufficiency in food. The doctrine thus formulated has been generally accepted by later economists" (DNB). "A substantial contribution to general economics The rent theory it propounded [is] historically significant because it attracted [Malthus' friend and correspondent David] Ricardo from money into general economics and supplied him with an important building block" for his work of "determining the distribution of national income between landowners, capitalists and workers." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The journal of a mission to the interior of Africa, in the year 1805. Together with other documents, official and private, relating to the same mission. To which is prefixed an account of the life of Mr. Park.

      London, Murray 1815.. The Second Edition, revised and corrected, with additions. 28,5 x 22,5 cm. XVII S., [1] Bl., 373 Seiten. Mit einigen Textholzschnitten und einer mehrfach gefalteten grenzkolorierten Kupferstich-Karte. Zeitgenössisches Ganzleder mit Rückentitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung, beide Deckel mit reicher Blindprägung, jeweils vier goldgeprägte Ornamente in den Ecken. Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Einband etwas berieben, Ecken bestossen, Rücken hinterlegt. Exlibris entfernt, durchgehend etwas fleckig, die Faltkarte stärker. Titelblatt mit Abklatsch der Karte.. Embacher 225. Mungo Park (1771-1806), neben James Bruce wohl der bedeutendste englische Afrika-Reisende des 19. Jahrhunderts, unternahm bereits 1795-97, im Auftrag der 'African Association', eine Expedition zur Festlegung des Niger-Verlaufes. Hier der Bericht seiner zweiten Expedition, die er im Auftrag der Regierung unternahm und auf der er zu Tode kam. "Parks wissenschaftliche Beobachtungen auf dem Gebiet der Botanik und der Meteorologie dieser Region und über das soziale und häusliche Leben der Farbigen sind von bleibendem Wert" (Carter/Muir). Parks "career was short, but he made the first great practical advance in the opening-up of Central Africa" (Printing and the Mind of Man, p. 153). This journal of Park's second African expedition begun in 1805 to explore by canoe and find the source of the Niger, where he died.

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        Abbildung der deutschen Holzarten für Forstmänner und Liebhaber der Botanik.

      - Berlin, in der Schüppelschen Buchhandlung, 1815-1820. 2 volumes. 4to (242 x 202mm). pp. (4), 302, with 216 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary green half calf, spines with gilt lines and lettering. Willdenow, Curator of the Berlin Botanical Garden, developed the garden from modest proportions into one of the most comprehensive in Europe. He was the founder of the 19th century Berlin school of botany and Humboldt was his lifelong friend and scientific collaborator. The present work is most probably his rarest work; neither a copy in the Plesch- nor in the De Belder-collection. The beautiful engraved and handcoloured plates are after drawings by Friederich Guimpel, a famous botanical artist illustrating among others Hayne's extensive work on medical plants. The present work, which was published after Willdenow's death, and his 'Hortus Berolinensis' are his most splendid publications. A few plates trimmed with some loss of plate number. Title of text volume 2 has not been bound in and the text for the two volumes runs from page 1 to 302 as is correct.Nissen BBI, 2154. Stafleu & Cowan 2214 (listed under Guimpel). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Storia naturale e generale dell'Etna del canonico Giuseppe Recupero ; opera postuma arricchita di moltissime interessanti annotazioni dal suo nipote tesoriere Agatino Recupero

      Stamperia della Regia Università, Catania 1815 - in 4° - pp.pp XX + 244 + LXIII +1nn +15 + 4cc di tavole; 235 + 1nn + XII + 21 +1nn + 4cc di tav. - Mezza tela - Due Volumi - 8 tavole più volte ripiegate di cui una raffigurante il ritratto dell'autore - Lievi gore d'umido alle prime pag del secondo volume ed in alcune tavole e strappetti alle stesse senza mancanze - Libro usato Mira II, p. 274 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HEBREW MELODIES.

      John Murray,, London: 1815 - 8vo, pp. (viii), 53, (ii). Bound in later blue drab wraps, untrimmed. This copy contains the half-title and terminal advertisements. It is lacking the inserted titles and half-titles enabling the pamphlet-poems of Byron to date to be bound up in two volumes. This is the first issue with the verso of E4 with an advertisement for Rogers' "Jacqueline" followed by a six line advertisement for Campbell's "Selected Beauties of English Poetry," noted as "in the press." Randolph 50. Wise I, 103-4. Scarce. Included in this collection is "She Walks in Beauty," Byron's legendary Romantic Poem based on his first meeting with his cousin Ann Wilmot

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        A TOPOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROVINCE OF LOWER CANADA, WITH REMARKS UPON UPPER CANADA, AND ON THE RELATIVE CONNEXION OF BOTH PROVINCES WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

      London: Printed for the Author., 1815. - xv,640,lxxxvi,[2]pp. plus portrait, eight maps (four folding), two folding tables, and seven plates. Large, thick octavo. Modern crushed morocco, raised bands, t.e.g., gilt inner dentelles. Some slight offsetting from some of the plates and maps. Overall fresh and very good. An important and classic work of Canadiana, with some mention of the events of the War of 1812 and much history of the regions covered. Handsomely illustrated with lithographs depicting various landscapes and seascapes, and with the well executed maps showing parts of eastern Canada in great detail. TPL 1031. LANDE 1591. VLACH 119. SABIN 6849.

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        Dictionnaire portatif françois & hollandois et hollandois & françois.

      Blussé et fils, Dordrecht 1815 - 1013, 880 pp. Mention ms. d'appart. "Ch. Goethals". 2 volumes. Reliure demi-basane à coins de l'époque, dos lisses , tr. jasp.

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        Account of the Inquisition at Goa. a new translation, from the French

      Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 47, Paternoster-Row and I. Wilson, Hull. 1815 - Second Edition, Corrected. viii, 187,1 advert page. contemporary half calf [joints little wear] marbled boards. marbled foredge. light foxing, A Good Copy. 1815. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kleiner Landschaftsausschnitt mit grasbewachsenem Felsen und Bäumen.

      . Bleistift auf gelblichem Bütten mit angeschnittenem Wasserzeichen: Traube im Wappenschild. 23,5 x 40 cm. Vertikale Knickfalte im rechten Bildteil geglättet, kleine Fehlstelle an der linken oberen Ecke, vereinzelt minimal fleckig, im unteren Rand leicht bestoßen, kleine Annotationen in der rechten unteren Ecke in Bleistift, sonst in frischer Erhaltung.- Die im zügigen Duktus gezeichnete Landschaftsskizze fertigte Rohden vermutlich während seines dritten römischen Aufenthaltes in Rom um 1815 an.. Nach dem Besuch der Kasseler Akademie brach Rohden schon als 17jähriger nach Italien auf. Seit 1795 lebte er vorwiegend in Rom. In Deutschland hielt er sich 1801/02 und 1811/12 auf und 1827/29, als er zum Hofmaler in Kassel ernannt worden war. Obwohl ihn diese Berufung und das damit verbundene Gehalt, wie J.M. Wagner (1777-1858) Anfang 1827 an König Ludwig I. schrieb, aus langjähriger Mutlosigkeit aufrichtete, ließ er sich bereits 1829 beurlauben, um nach Rom zurückzukehren. Die Unterstützung, ein großzügiges Jahresgehalt, die ihm auch nach der Entlassung aus dem Hofdienst zuteil wurde, sicherte seine Existenz, für die seine sehr sorgfältige, aber seit den 40er Jahren nicht sehr umfangreiche Produktion allein nicht ausgereicht hätte.

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        Nuevos Documentos Para Continuar La Historia De Algunos Famosos Traydores Refugiados En Francia.

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1815 - 179 - 62pp. y 1 h. Perfecto ejemplar con una muy bonita encuadernación en piel decorada. Lomera con hierros y un tejuelo. =Fray Manuel Martínez fue uno de los escritores que más combatió en España las ideas y las acciones de la Revolución Francesa y Napoleón. En esta obra, continuación de "Los Famosos Traidores Refugiados en Francia" (Valencia, 1810), defendió sus convicciones realistas frente a los liberales. La segunda paginación corresponde al "Apéndice contestación a otro apéndice que don Francisco Amorós Consejero de Estado español, zurció a la representacion a S.M. el Rey D. Fernando VII, fecha en París a 18 de Setiembre de 1814" e impresa en aquella ciudad en francés y castellano. ="Fray Manuel Martínez Ferro, Religioso español nacido en Caldas de Reis (Pontevedra) en 1774 y muerto en Ecija (Sevilla) en 1827. Se encontraba en Madrid cuando en 1808 estalló la Guerra de la Independencia e, inmediatamente, abrazó la causa patriota, destacando por lo reaccionario. Tras la restauración absolutista de Fernando VII fue nombrado predicador real, consejero de la Inquisición y miembro del Consejo y Cámara real. En 1814 publicó en Madrid las obras Los famosos traidores refugiados en Francia, convencidos de sus crímenes. A finales de 1814, acompañado de varios nobles gallegos, formó parte de una diputación desplazada desde Santiago a Madrid para cumplimentar al Rey, en la que ofreció el discurso de salutación. Fernando VII le nombró consultor de la Nunciatura, Predicador de Número, y consejero honorario de la Inquisición. En 1815 publicó Nuevos documentos para continuar la historia de algunos famosos traidores refugiados en Francia, Respuesta a la carta que desde Montpellier le escribió el Ilmo. Sr. Santander y Apéndice en contestación a otro apéndice que Don Francisco Amorós, soi-disant consejero de Estado español zurció a la Representación a S.M. el Rey D. Fernando VII ." A. Gil Novales Size: 8ºmayor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Robinson Crusoe... A New Edition revised and corrected for the Advancement of Nautical Education

      London: Joseph Mawman, 1815. Large octavo, folding map of the world by J. Mawman (slightly spotted), illustrated throughout with woodcuts, some wear throughout; but a fine copy in a bespoke calf binding gilt-decorated from the library of John Spencer Smith, with his bookplate on the front-pastedown. A hydrographer's copy, with a brief but significant manuscript note on Flinders. A marvellous large-paper copy of Defoe's great novel edited by the "Hydrographer of the {i Naval Chronicle}", in an edition keenly anticipated by the avid reader Matthew Flinders: in his last known letter, written from his deathbed, Flinders wrote to the editor asking to become a subscriber to this work. Quite a rare book in any case, this is the only large paper copy we have ever handled; it has the armorial bookplate of John Spencer Smith, and is in a binding evidently prepared for him. Smith would appear to have added an intriguing manuscript correction to the short preface seeking to further promote the work of Flinders. The printed note includes a glowing mention of Flinders, but is here further amended: "read the three last lines of the above paragraph thus -- to whose enchanting influence, it is within the present editor's direct knowledge that England owes more than one among her most eminent naval officers and ablest navigators" (see illustration). The tenor of this note speaks to a personal connection between Flinders and Smith, but we have not been able to find any firm evidence for it. One intriguing possibility is that several of the better Pacific maps and associated included in the {i Naval Chronicle} are signed "ISS", including for example "Notice of a lately discovered shoal from the Log-book of the Ship Frederick" out of Port Jackson (vol. 33, 1815). The implication is that Smith was involved in the publication, was active in the circle of hydrographers, and that he had been in personal communication with Flinders: it would be nice to have this theory confirmed. The work itself was prepared by the hydrographical editor of the {i Naval Chronicle}, a professional journal full of British naval news and reports. Doubtless the most fascinating edition of {i Robinson Crusoe} ever published, this work is extensively annotated throughout with fantastically long footnotes, written with a view to the 'advancement of nautical education.' The strangeness of this edition is illustrated by the index entry for Captain Cook: 'nearly lost at Bonavista (note), 25. His recipe for curing salt meat, 27.' With extensive notes on sailing directions, geography and particularly natural history, this work was meant to rouse young sailors: in this sense, there is no doubt that Flinders was one of the great navigators who inspired this edition - it was in the {i Naval Chronicle}, after all, that he first published his now famous comment that he had been 'induced to go to sea against the wish of friends, from reading Robinson Crusoe.' The work was being finalised while Flinders was ailing after his belated return from Mauritius and the hectic preparation of his own great voyage account, and he followed the progress of the edition closely. His last known letter, written a mere eight days before his death on 19 July 1814, was to the editor of the {i Naval Chronicle} asking him to 'insert his name in the list of subscribers to his new edition of Robinson Crusoe; he wishes also that the volume, on delivery, should have a neat common binding, and be lettered' ({i Matthew Flinders: Personal Letters from an Extraordinary Life}, p. 239).

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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.

      D. Fenton & S. Hutchinson, Trenton, NJ 1815 - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meisterwerke deutscher Dichter und Prosaisten. 41 Bände (in 25 Büchern) - komplett. Ausgabe ohne Vignetten.

      Wien, Armbruster,. in Fraktur, mit differ. Pagin. Kl.-8°, Halbleder 41 Bände (in 25 Büchern)-komplett, Einbände wurden fachmännisch restauriert, Seiten alters- und papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, Einbände mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, antiquarisch gut erhaltene Exemplare, (ca. 1815) K9.

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        Psalterium Davidis Aethiopice ( Mashafa mazmurat zadawit )

      - London, A.J. & T. Clarke, 1815. Fine contemporary marbled calf binding with gilt borders, spine decorated with gilt and green morocco title label. Small stamp of religious library on first blank and title page, else a very good copy in an attractive binding. Title page in English and Ethiopic language, all other text in Ethiopic language and lettertype. Darlow & Moule 3574: "a reprint from Ludolf's 1701 edition . Through an edition of Ludolf's text had been printed specially for introduction into Abyssinia, this Psalter, in an edition of 2000 copies, was one of the earliest books to circulate largely in that county." Rare, perhaps even scarcer than the 1701 first edition, since this edition was meant to be used in the field and few copies survived. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      Eymery, Gueffier, Le Normant 1815 - - Eymery, Gueffier, Le Normant, Paris 1815, In 8 (13x20cm), relié. - 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 coiffe 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Catalogue of the Valuable Library of James Edwards, Esq

      [London]: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co.. 1815. First. First edition. Octavo. [4], 47pp. Early paper wrappers. Lacks the three folding plates, very good. Left margins ruled and priced throughout, and right margins with buyers' names throughout in a contemporary hand. Fore-edge trimmed, shaving off the end of a few of the longer names, but not affecting their legibility. A scarce auction catalogue of the famous 1815 sale of James Edward's choice collection of 830 items: "containing a splendid assemblage of early printed books, chiefly upon vellum; highly curious and important manuscripts, many of them executed for sovereign princes; magnificent books of prints, and various important articles in every department of literature and science..." DNB 538; BM English Book Sales 135. .

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        A NEW UNIVERSAL DICTIONARY OF THE MARINE; being, a copious explanation of the technical terms and phrases usually employed in the construction, equipment, machinery, movements, and military, as well as naval, operations of ships:. to which is annexed . (2 volume set)

      London. 1815. T. Cadell, W. Davies and J. Murray. - Modernized and much enlarged from the original edition, by William Burney. Volume I (text): XV, 708 PP, 88 PP (Vocabulary of French sea-phrases) with tables, over 30 figures, and 12 tables for flags/telegraph signals. 2 short manuscript notes in the margin of pages 495 and 634, and 1 lengthy manuscript note (possibly by Burney) on Copper Fastened Ships on the free fly of front endpaper. Half bound, marbled boards (rubbed). Bookplates of Geoffrey Ingleton with the original bookplate of the William Burney A. M., Mathematician on front endpaper. Leather at top of spine frayed and corners showing some rubbing and wear. Spine has a horizontal tear and is partly detached, front hinge is detached. Volume II (plates): 35 plates (7 on double page, and 1 with colour for signals). Half bound, marbled boards slightly rubbed. Lacks the free fly of front endpaper. Ageing of paper and foxing. Still a very good complete set of a rare item. Ingleton Catalogue No.12518. 27.6 x 22. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HOLY BIBLE, Containing the Old and New Testaments and The Apocrypha.

      London. White Cochrane and Co 1815 - 3 volumes quarto 11x8 inches, HANDSOMELY LEATHER BOUND IN FULL, PERIOD, PLAIN, RED STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO, illustrated with 31 fine engraved plates- engraved by Charles Heath 1785-1848 from designs by William Westall 1765–1836- being 2 frontispieces (Old and New Testament) and 29 plates. Complete. Text in double column Some spotting to the titles and plates, occasionally heavy, particularly in volume one. However overall a handsome and reasonable copy of this uncommon illustrated edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph document signed ("Lally Tolendal").

      Bruxelles, 4. IV. 1815. - Folio. 3¾ pp. on double leaf. Mémoire d'allégeance à Louis XVIII pendant les cent-jours. Offrant ses services au Roi, il explique quelles ont ètè ses relations avec Napoléon: "[.] Monsieur le comte de Blacas a tenu & la lu lettre d'invitation que Bonaparte m'avait fait écrire par M. de Talleyrand pour rentrer en France à la paix de 1802. J'ai vu une fois B. premier Consul et j'ai été investi de toutes ses séductions pendant cinq quarts d'heure. J'ai vu une fois B. Empereur partant pour sa campagne d'Austerlitz, et j'ai encore eu à lui résister pendant près d'une heure: et je lui demandais pour ma fille tout ce qui n'avait pas été vendu de mes propriétés. Je lui ai dit en face dans les premier entretien: je vivrai & mourai fidèle au sang de Louis XVI & à la générosité de Georges III; dans le second: j'ai pour l'estime la passion que vous avez pour la gloire, je perdais celle des autres et la mienne si j'acceptois ce que vous me proposez [.]". Mais Bonaparte lui a accordé toutes les restitutions demandées "et jusqu'à la liquidation d'une créance de mon malheureux père sur la C[ompagn]ie des Indes". Quant à ses sentiments et ses principes politiques, ils ont toujours été fidèles à la monarchie des Bourbons. "[.] je suis de coeur, de sang & d'instinct apôtre du gouvernement monarchique [.] partisan de la monarchie tempérée, c'est à dire aujourd'hui de la chartre concédée et jurée par Louis XVIII à son peuple [.] Au reste les Whigs français me pardonnent ce qu'ils trouvent de superstitieux dans mes affections et les Torys ce qu'ils trouvent de sévères dans mes principes [.]". Souhaitent que sa situation politique soit à part comme l'est sa situation personelle, il renonce au titre de "conseiller d'état d'épée" et propose d'être "ministre d'état sans département, présidant le comité du conseil d'état à la suite de SM", il suggère d'y employer MM. d'Anglès et Mounier. - Rather browned and somewhat spotty due to paper; some tiny paper defects; edges slightly frayed.

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        Theory on the Classification of Beauty and Deformity, and their correspondence with physiognomic expression, exemplified in various works of art, and natural objects .

      - London, for J. & A. Arch 1815. Quarto contemporary half calf (a little rubbed); xviii,441pp, two folding tables (the title calls for four and two of these are in the text) and 38 plates with hand colouring. Corner clipped from the half title; a pleasing, fresh copy. First edition, a re-written, pedestrian and more pious version was published after her death, in 1859. Mrs Schimmelpenninck offers a complete theory of taste rather than a work on physiognomy. Indeed much of the planned physiognomic section has been deferred. The theory here will 'furnish a systematically arranged classification [and] fixed and definite rules . of useful application not only in painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape gardening, poetry, . but likewise . in all those minor departments of good taste which constitute the agreeable everyday scenery of life'. This theory seems to have been evolving since her childhood and is supported by copious notes and quotations on Chinese gardens, Peruvians, catacombs, sweating sickness, and much more. She investigates the association of ideas, vision, form and motion, colour, hearing, touch, taste and smell, and the two large charts epitomise the whole theory. The plates are mostly soft ground etchings against strong wash backgrounds within a variety of borders. Mrs Schimmelpenninck was too young to be one of the original bluestockings but she was very much their daughter; no social revolutionary but a pamphleteer for abolition and an historian of the Jansenists despite her quaker upbringing. This is her most ambitious and most singular work, it is singular enough in any context, but was no great success: 'It was the opinion of some competent judges that this work showed more of her original talent and genius than any other of her published writings but it did not prove popular. It was encumbered by most voluminous notes containing a mass of information not likely perhaps to be generally interesting though testifying abundantly to the author's rare and extensive literary research.' (Life of Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck; Christiana C. Hankin, 1858). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard Neylon]
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        An essay towards the calculus of functions

      W. Bulmer & Co, London 1815 - FIRST EDITIONS, journal issues, of Babbage's two most important contributions to mathematics, essentially founding the general theory of the calculus of functions. Babbage began work on the calculus of functions as early as 1809 and continued during his studies at Cambridge. In 1815, at just 23 years of age, Babbage published the results of his work in two long papers in the Philosophical Transactions. "Babbage believed that his new scheme would serve as a generalized calculus to include all problems capable of analytical formulation, and it is possible to see here a hint of the inspiration for his concept of the Analytical Engine. While the work on the engines and his other scientific, social and political activities caused him virtually to abandon mathematical research at the age of thirty, the calculus of functions was the area he often yearned to continue. In fact the calculus of functions was not taken up by other workers, and it is the aspect of Babbage's mathematical work that modern mathematicians find the most fascinating" (Dubbey, The Mathematical Work of Charles Babbage). Many years later, in his Passages from the Life of a Philosopher, Babbage referred to the calculus of functions as his "earliest step" and "one to which I would willingly recur if other demands on my time permitted." An essay towards the calculus of functions [Part I]. In Philosophical Transactions, Vol. 105, Part II, 1815. London: W. Bulmer & Co., 1815, pp.389-423. WITH: An essay towards the calculus of functions, Part II, pp. 179-256. In Philosophical Transactions, Vol. 106, Part II, 1816. London: W. Bulmer & Co., 1816. Two complete journal issues. Quarto, modern blue wrappers, uncut and largely unopened. Text extremely clean. Fine copies of both parts. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        PLINIO SENIORE illustrato nella descrizione del Piceno. Dedicato alla Santità di Nostro Signore Pio VII gloriosamente regnante da.

      Mordacchini,, Roma, 1815 - gr. vol. in-4, pp. XX, 303, leg. m. pelle coeva con carta dec, ai piatti. Bella carta topogr. dell'antico Piceno ripiegata in antip. inc. da G.Battista Cipriani. Con un'infinità di antiche iscrizioni commentate. Lozzi 3587. Insieme all'opera sono raccolti 3 opuscoli: 1 - Idem. LETTERA del Reverendissimo Padre. parroco di S. Salvatore in Onda, ed innografo della S. Congregazione dei Riti. sull'antica Alba città de Piceno. Fermo, Paccasassi, 1824, in-8, pp. 16, leg. carta dec. coeva; 2 - [ANTALDI Antaldo]. SULLA EMENDAZIONE proposta dal P. Antonio Brandimarte di un luogo di Plinio Seniore nella descriione del Piceno. Frammento. Pesaro, Nobili, 1823, in-16, pp. 23, senza leg.; 3 - Idem. LETTERA del reverendissimo. al Sig. Abate Francesco Cancellieri. Terza edizione. Roma, Mordacchini, 1818, in-8, pp. VIII, senza leg. [299]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        The Cambrian Popular Antiquities.

      E Williams, London 1815 - The Cambrian Popular Antiquities or an account of some traditions, customs, and superstitions, of Wales with observations as to their origin. Illustrated with copper-plates coloured from Nature. In green half leather with marbled boards, lots of gilt lines and tooling to front & rear covers, a little worn and bumped, but minimal. Spine has title in gilt on red leather label and there is lots of gilt decoration to the spine. Internally, some light foxing to eps, half title present, (viii), 360 pp, 10 pl, of which are 9 are in colour depicting various interesting scenes including the ancient method of reaping, singing to the harp and dancing, and more, the 10th plates is a plan of the City of Troy, some offsetting from the plates, although the plates themselves are in an excellent state, edges of several pages and the margin of one plate discoloured. But an excellent copy of a scarce work. Has articles on Druidism, Merlin, King Arthur, Lent, Wakes, Christmas, Welsh Music, Corpse-candle, Burials, Faries, Sacrilege punished, Eagle of Snowdon, Maen Morddwyd in Anglesea, Cock-fighting to mention but a few! (Tooley 403. Allibone 1819) Roberts, Church of England clergyman and antiquary, son of John Roberts, the famous clock-maker, in addition to this title he published two volumes on early Welsh history, A sketch of the early history of the Cymry (700 BC ¿ AD 500) (1803), and The Chronicles of the Kings of Britain (1811), a translation of the work of Geoffrey of Monmouth. See ODNB for a full bio. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        The life of Napoleon, a Hudibrastic Poem in Fifteen Cantos, by Doctor Syntax, embellished with Thirty Engravings by G. Cruikshank.

      London, Printed for T. Tegg, III, Cheapside, Wm.Allason, 31 New Bond Street & J. Dick, Edinburgh.Plummer and Brewis, Printers, Love Lane, Eastcheap. 1815 - Size of the binding: 5 3/4 inches x 9 1/4 in., engraved, colored title-page, with reverse blank, the final plate (30) "Landing in Elba", is here bound in as a frontispiece (this shows the imprint & date trimmed); pp. [1]-260 (with these pages misnumbered: 107 for 109, 453 for 253). With 30 colored plates (two are in reverse order: 18 & 19; three show the imprint and date on the fore-edges trimmed away: 10, 23, 24, as does 30). Bound in full crimson levant by Morrell of London, with their gilt stamp. With five raised bands on the spine, gilt-lettered titling, and Napoleonic devices in compartments, these devices are also featured in the front & back cover corners, with triple gilt fillet borders around the covers, gilt borders on cover edges, and with inner gilt dentelles, pink endpapers, headbands, top-edge gilt, other edges are untrimmed. In a red cloth-covered slipcase with red leather facing on the front edges, tan felt lining, silk pull ribbon. The plate images have transfered to the facing text, some plates show light, scattered foxing, a few show dusting or rubbing to the fore-edge margins, generally, the colors are quite bright. Tooley 151. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Life of Napoleon, A Hudibrastic Poem in Fifteen Cantoes by Dr. Syntax,

      London, T. Tegg, , 1815. embellished with Thirty Engravings … Octavo (225 × 147 mm). Later red full crushed morocco, by Larkins, gilt panels with stylized fleur-de-lys cornerpieces to the boards, spine gilt in compartments, inner gilt dentelles, maroon surface-paper endpapers, gilt edges. Hand-coloured engraved title page and 29 similar plates. Light browning, some soiling, particularly to the title page, one leaf torn without loss and carefully repaired, very lightest of shelf-wear, a very pretty copy. First edition, with all points as called for in Abbey. A satirical life of Buonaparte, its intentions best summed up by the allegorical title page, which shows the young Corsican as a revolutionary fire-brand in a Phrygian cap ascending a ladder whose rungs are Plunder, Bloodshed and Murder, this last being the blade of a guillotine. At the top he sits in ermine astride the globe, before being cast off, scattering his treasure as he goes, to end huddled in exile.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Life of Napoleon, A Hudibrastic Poem in Fifteen Cantoes by Dr. Syntax, embellished with Thirty Engravings

      London, T. Tegg, 1815 - Octavo (225 × 147 mm). Later red full crushed morocco, by Larkins, gilt panels with stylized fleur-de-lys cornerpieces to the boards, spine gilt in compartments, inner gilt dentelles, maroon surface-paper endpapers, gilt edges. Light browning, some soiling, particularly to the title page, one leaf torn without loss and carefully repaired, very lightest of shelf-wear, a very pretty copy. Hand-coloured engraved title page and 29 similar plates. First edition, with all points as called for in Abbey. A satirical life of Buonaparte, its intentions best summed up by the allegorical title page, which shows the young Corsican as a revolutionary fire-brand in a Phrygian cap ascending a ladder whose rungs are Plunder, Bloodshed and Murder, this last being the blade of a guillotine. At the top he sits in ermine astride the globe, before being cast off, scattering his treasure as he goes, to end huddled in exile. Abbey 356; Cohn 153; Tooley 151. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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