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        Original Watercolour Portrait of Lovelace by Tayler After the Painting by Alfred Edward Chalon

      [no date]. () Fine. A three-quarter length watercolour portrait of Lovelace, approx. 230 X 190mm, showing her as a young lady, facing half left, her hair in large ringlets either side of her face and adorned with ribbon and flowers, wearing a blue decolleté dress and diaphanous shawl, white gloves, and carrying a closed fan; signed to lower right “Edward Tayler”; velvet mounted, in a contemporary ormelu frame, glazed. Ada, Countess of Lovelace, was the world’s first computer programmer. Born Augusta Ada Byron on 10 December 1815, she was the only legitimate child of the poet Lord Byron and his wife, Anne Isabella Milbanke, Baroness Wentworth. Lord Byron departed England for good a few months after her birth, and Ada was raised entirely by her mother, who encouraged her in the study of mathematics. Her remarkable mathematical abilities were soon recognised by her tutors and she was introduced to, and able to hold her own with, many eminent scientists of her day. In 1833, aged seventeen she met Charles Babbage, who referred to her as “The Enchantress of Numbers”. Babbage introduced Ada to his first calculating machine, the difference engine, and her interest in mathematics was transformed from a duty to a joy. She attended lectures about the engine, examined the plans, studied and taught mathematics, and became part of the same social circle as Babbage. In 1842 Babbage lectured in Turin on his second, and programmable, machine, the Analytical Engine, which could be instructed to perform operations in any sequence. The lecture was written up in French by Luigi Menabrea, a young Italian engineer, and Babbage asked Ada to translate this paper into English with annotations - her notes exceeeded the translation in length! Babbage’s engine is today regarded as an early computer model, and Ada’s notes as “a clear description of the programming and the theoretical possibilities of the machine” (Randell). In one note she describes an algorithm for the analytical engine to compute Bernoulli numbers, a suggestion now considered to be the first algorithm ever specifically tailored for implementation on a computer. In 1980 the US Defense Department named a computer language Ada in her honour. Since 1998, the British Computer Society has awarded a medal in her name. In 2011, October 7th was proclaimed ‘Ada Lovelace Day’. This portrait of Ada, by the society painter Edward Tayler, derives from the celebrated painting by Alfred Edward Chalon, made from life when Ada was twenty-three. The original by Chalon is in private ownership; engravings based on his portrait come onto the market from time to time. Tayler’s accomplished and ‘worked-up’ version of the painting probably derives from the mid- to late nineteenth century, and its location was unknown until it came onto the market only recently. Tayler’s portrait has since its discovery been displayed at last year’s Grolier Club exhibition 'Extraordinary Women in Science & Medicine: Four Centuries of Achievement'.References: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography s.v. ‘Byron, (Augusta) Ada’; Brian Randell (editor), the Origins of Digital Computers (1982, p. 14 et passim); Ronald K. Smelzer et al. Extraordinary Women in Science & Medicine (The Grolier Club, 2013, pp. 121ff.).

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        Hebrew Melodies

      T. & J. Swords, New York 1815 - First New York edition. Edges browned and some leaves separated, thus good or better in good, stained early wrappers. Byron's "She Walks in Beauty" made its first appearance in this collection, of which early American issues are uncommon. *Shaw & Shoemaker* 34265. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Works of the Right Hon. Lord Byron (4 volumes)

      John Murray, London, 1815, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, various4 volumes in matching red leather bindings with gilt decoration. Volume 1: Spine of Vol. 1 reads Byron's Works, Vol I, Childe Harold Canto 1,2, & 3, first title-page reads The Works of the Right Hon. Lord Byron in Two Volumes, Volume I, 1815, the second title-page of this volume reads Childe Harold's Pilgimage, A Romaunt and Other Poems by Lord Byron, Tenth Edition, 1815, contents are: Childe Harolde's Pilgrinage Canto I; Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto II; Notes to Canto I; Notes to Canto II, Poems - I Written in an Album, II To ***, III & IV Stanzas, V Written at Athens, VI Written after swimming from Sestos to Abydos, VII Song, VIII Translation of a Greek War Song, IX Translation of a Romaic Song, X Written beneath a Picture, XI On Parting, XII To Thyrza, XIII Stanzas, XIV To Thyrza, XV Euthanasia, XVI & XVII Stanzas, XVIII On a Cornealian Heart which was Broken, XIX To a youthful Friend, XX To ******, XXI From the Portuguese, XXII Impromptu in Reply to a Friend, XXIII Address on the opening of a Drury-lane Theatre, XXIV To Time, XXV Translation of a Romaic Love Song, XXVI A Song, XXVII Origin of Love, XXVIII Remember Him, XXIX Lines Inscribed upon a cup formed from a skull, XXX On the Death of Sir Peter Parker (pages 1-265), Childe Harold's Pilgrimage Canto III (Pages 1-64), Appendix, Romaic Books and Authors, Specimens of the Romaic (pages 267-302), notes to Canto III (pages 67-79) (includes 3 plates). Volume II: Spine reads: Byron's Works Vol II, Childe Harold Canto 4, first title page reads The Works of the Right Hon. Lord Byron in two volumes, Vol II 1815, second title-page reads Childe Harold's Pilgimage, Canto the Fourth by Lord Byron 1818 (no edition given), Contents are: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage - Canto IV, Notes; Poems - Romance muy doloros del sitio y toma de Alhama, el qual dezia en Aravigo assi, Translation, Per Monica - Sonetto di Vittorelli, Translation. Volume III Spine reads: Byron's Works Vol III Giaour Bride Corsair Lara, First titlepage read the Works of the Right Hon. Lord Byron in Two Volumes Vol II (added by hand to show III) 1815, 2nd titlepage reads The Giaour a fragment of a Turkish Tale by Lord Byron, the fourteenth edition 1815, poem on pages 1-75 includes 2 plates and notes), 3rd titlepage reads The Bride of Abydos, a Turkish Tale by Lord Byron, eleventh edition 1815, poem on pages 1-71 Iincl. 2 plates and notes), 4th titlepage reads The Corsair, a tale, by Lord Byron, ninth edition, 1815, dedication to Thomas Moore Esq pages v-xi, poem and notes pages 1-104 (2 plates), Poems pages 105-112, 5th titlepage reads Lara, a tale by Lord Byron, fifth edition, 1817, poem and notes pages 1-76, two plates. Volume 4, spine reads Byrons Works Vol IV Seige Parisina, Prisoner Ode, Melodies, Monody, Manfred, Tasso, Beppo, 1st titlepage reads the Works of the Right Hon. Lord Byron in Two Volumes, Vol I (amended by hand to IV), 1815, 2nd titlepage reads The Seige of Corinth, a Poem, Parisina, a Poem, third edition 1816 (pages 7-89) plus notes, 3rd titlepage reads The Prisoner of Chillon and other Poems by Lord Byron, 1816 (no edition given), contents are: Sonnet on Chillon, the Prisoner of Chillon, Sonnet, Stanzas to--, Darkness, Churchill's Grave, The Dream, the Incantation, Prometheus, Notes, (pages 1-60), 4th titlepage reads Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte by Lord Byron thirteenth edition 1818 (pages 9-17), 5th titlepage reads Hebrew Melodies by Lord Byron 1815 (no edition given) (pages 3-53), 6th titlepage reads Monody on the Death of the Right Honourable R B Sheridan Spoken at Drury Lane Theatre by Lord Byron, New Edition, 1818 (pages 5-11), 7th titlepage reads Manfred, a dramatic poem by Lord Byron, 2nd Edition, 1817 (pages 7-80), 8th titlepage reads The Lament of Tasso by Lord Byron sixth edition 1818 (pages 7-18), 9th titlepage reads Beppo, a Venetian Story by Lord Byron, sixth edition 1818 (pages 1-51) (blank pages are not listed above).Covers are clean and bright, edges are a little rubbed, binding is sound, pages are a little darkened but clean, plates have protective darkened tissue. heavy set of volumes, may incur additional delivery charges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2kg. Inventory No: 7053-8499.

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        Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (Berlin 14. 09. 1769 - 06. 05. 1859 Berlin). Dt. Naturforscher mit weit über die Grenzen Europas hinausreichendem Wirkungsfeld. Brustbild im schraffierten Rahemn, als junger Mann,.

      . Lithographie v. B. van Hove, um 1815, 20,3 x 17,3 (H) - Blattgr. 38,5 x 27cm. Inkunabel der Lithographie, Winkler 357, 14. - Sehr schönes Porträt, wohl auf dem vollen Bogen. - Selten. Humboldt wurde zum Mitbegründer der Geographie als empirischer Wissenschaft. Seine Forschungsreisen führten ihn nach Lateinamerika, in die USA sowie nach Zentralasien. Wissenschaftliche Feldforschung betrieb er u.a. in den Bereichen Physik, Chemie, Geologie, Mineralogie, Vulkanologie (Überwindung des Neptunismus), Botanik (Geobotanik), Vegetationsgeographie, Zoologie, Klimatologie (Isothermen), Ozeanographie und Astronomie, aber auch zu Fragen der Wirtschaftsgeographie, der Ethnologie und der Demographie.

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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

      T. Cadell 1815 - 4to, modern buckram cloth binding. Good binding. Collated. xv, 707, 87 pages. With 25 plates (7 double-page). Generally very good internally. Scattered light foxing. Stamps on title page. Illustrated with a variety of modern designs of shipping, &c., together with separate views of the masts, yards, sails, and rigging ; to which is annexed, a vocabulary of French sea-phrases and terms of art, collected from the best authorities ; originally compiled by William Falconer ; now modernized and much enlarged by William Burney. Handsome seahorse book plate of Arnold on front paste down. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lives of Edward and John Philips, Nephews and Pupils of Milton

      London - Longman et al. 1815 - Cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. First edition and a scarce book, which is illustrated with two lovelyengraved portraits. This rarebook is an ex library copy and is therefore priced accordingly. Lives of Edward and John Philips,Nephews and Pupils of Milton. Including various particulars of the literary and political history of their times. By William Godwin. To which are addedI. Collections for the life of Milton. By John Aubrey, printed from the manuscript copy in the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford. II. The life of Milton. By Edward Philips. Printed in the year 1694. William Godwin (3 March 1756 7 April 1836) was an English journalist, political philosopher and novelist. He is considered one of the first exponents of utilitarianism, and one of the first modern proponents of anarchist, or at least minarchist, philosophy. Godwin is most famous for two books that he published within the space of a year: An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, an attack on political institutions, and Things as They Are: The Adventures of Caleb Williams, which attacks aristocratic privilege, but is also virtually the first mystery novel. Condition: The binding is firm, but both covers are detached though present. There is some wear to all the extremities. The spine is chipped with loss, and the boards are also chipped and sunned. There is a library reference number to the spine. Internally the book is bright apart from some occasional spotting and some offsetting from the plates. There is a library stamp to the first front blank end paper, to the rear of the frontispiece,and to the title page only. There is a small closed tear to the edge of page 257 that does not affect the text, and a pencil reference numberto the rear of the title page. The first front blank end paper is also chipped and becoming detached at the bottom of the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Harry Graf zu Solms Baruth.

      - Gouache auf Papier, ca 1815, 22,5 x 28,5 cm Wunderschönes Portrait von Friedrich Heinrich Ludwig, Graf zu Solms-Baruth (1795-1879) als Dandy des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts. Friedrich Heinrich war ein Sohn von Friedrich Carl Leopold zu Solms-Baruth und Georgina von Wallwitz. Er war ein preußischer Standesherr und Politiker und Kommendator des Johanniterordens. Auf altem Papier aufgezogen, Papier unten mit kleinen Einrissen, unten Schrift, insgesamt gut erhalten.

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        FUERO JUZGO EN LATIN Y CASTELLANO COTEJADO CON LOS MAS ANTIGUOS Y PRECIOSOS CODICES

      Impressor de Camara S. M. - Madrid. Real Academia Española. 1815. XLIV+231Pág+ 1 bello grabado de época. Levemente fatigado. 35X23. Rústica con cubiertas originales. Precioso ejemplar. Ref A 6. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Grounds of an opinion on the policy and restricting the importation of foreign corn : intended as an appendix to "Observations on the Corn Laws" / by the Rev. T. R. Malthus

      London : Printed for John Murray, Albemarle Street; and J. Johnson and Co. St. Paul's Church Yard, 1815, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionGood copy in the original wrappers bound in later (19th century) aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt-blocked black leather label to the spine. Spine bands and panels edges somewhat dust-dulled and rubbed as with age. Previous owner's notes/annotations attached to back of title page. Scattered marginal foxing. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 48 pages; Description: 48p. 23cm. Subjects: Malthus, T. R. (Thomas Robert), 1766-1834. - Observations on the corn laws. Corn laws (Great Britain). Grain trade - Great Britain. Corn - Prices - Great Britain. Agriculture - Economic aspects - Great Britain. Publisher's 8 page catalogue to the rear and dated February, 1815. Spine title reads: Malthus - Import of Corn - 1815.

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        An introduction to the study of Conchology: including observations on the Linnaean genera, and on the arrangement of M. Lamarck; a glossary, and a table of English names.

      - London, printed for J. & A. Arch, 1815. 4to (267 x 210mm). pp. vii, (1), 164, with 11 (9 handcoloured) engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt spine with red gilt lettered label. An attractive conchological work, with fine handcoloured plates. In 1823 a German translation was published. "Having commented upon the inadequacies of the Linnean system Brookes stated the number of shells already collected from all parts of the world which could not be allocated places in that system highlighted the need to improve it 'by increasing the number of genera and rendering them more definite'" (Dance, p. 85).Nissen ZBI, 599. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Voyage of the Astrolabe - 1840. An English Rendering of the Journals of Dumont D'Urville and His Officers of Their Visit to New Zealand in 1840, Together with Some Account of Bishop Pompallier and Charles, Baron De Thierry.

      M. Carey, Philadelphia 1815 - Vols. I & II in one book and vol. VI. Philadelphia: M. Carey, 1815. (Vols. I & II in one). 432pp. London: Longman, Rees, et al., 1826 (Vol. VI). v; [i]; 845pp.; [ii]. 8vo. Bound in full brown leather; 4 raised bands to spine; red and black labels to spine; gilt lettering and accents. Vols. I & II lack map; vol. VI with 2 foldout maps, one at beginning of each part. Some wear to covers, particularly at extremities; corners bumped and frayed; binding tight; age toning; some mild sporadic foxing; previous owner name and address dated 1887 to first blanks. Overall, very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Convenção entre os muito altos, e muito poderosos senhores o principe regente de Portugal, e el rei do Reino Unido da Grande Bretanha e Irlanda, para terminar as questões, e indemnizar as perdas dos vassallos portuguezes no trafico de escravos de Africa: feita em Vienna ... em 21 de Janeiro de 1815, e ratificado por ambas."

      [Rio de Janeiro: Na Impressao Regia. 1815.]. "Folio, pp. 4; parallel text in English and Portuguese; previous central fold; bound in 20th-century vellum lettered in type on upper cover, with ties, red silk endpapers; inoffensive paper repair to the very top margin; very good. & & Treaty between England and Portugal regarding England's contention that Portugal has been dealing illegally in slaves; a sum of 300,000 pounds is to be set up in London for a fund to be used in the discharging of claims against Portuguese ships detained by the British prior to June 1814. & & OCLC records only the UCLA copy. Both Northwestern and the JCB have the same, but with a Lisbon imprint which apparently came later. "

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        Grosse Porzellanvase der Manufaktur Nymphenburg, entstanden anläßlich der Einweihung der Bavaria im Jahre 1850.

      . Die Vorderseite zeigt eine Gesamtansicht (ca. 16,5 x 22,5 cm) von München über die Isar von Ferdinand Le Feubure, die Rückseite eine Ansicht der Bavaria in radierter Goldmalerei. Höhe ohne Sockel 50 cm.. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXII, S. 552. - Ferdinand Le Feubure lebte von 1815 - 1898. - Im Jahre 1822 schuf Friedrich Gärtner für die Nymphenburger Manufaktur dieses erste große Vasenmodell nach antikem Vorbild. Sie wurde als "Vase No. 13'" in die allgemeine Produktion übernommen und häufig für Prunkvasen ausgeformt. Ein Exemplar dieses Vasenmodell, das 1823 als Hochzeitsgeschenk für die bayerische Prinzessin Elisabeth und den preussischen Thronfolger Friderich Wilhelm (IV.) nach Berlin kam, fand dort derart Anklang, dass die Berliner Manufaktur KPM die Vase kopierte und als sog. "Münchner Vase" in vier verschiedenen Größen über 130 mal anfertigte. (Siehe K. Hantschmann, Nymphenburger Porzelland 1797-1847, Münchne 1966; Ziffer, Nymphenburger Porzellan. Sammlung Bäuml. Stuttgart 1997). - Linker Henkel repariert, sonst tadellos erhalten.

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        Malacostraca Podophthalmata Britanniae; or, descriptions of such British species of the Linnean genus Cancer as have their eyes elevated on footstalks. Illustrated with figures of all the species, by James Sowerby.

      London, printed by B. Meredith, published and sold by James Sowerby, 1815. 4to (295 x 230mm). pp. (4), (96), with 47 (5 folded or double-page) handcoloured engraved plates. Recent half calf, spine with black gilt lettered label. [Together with:] SOWERBY, G.B. Malacostraca Podopthalmata Britanniae ... continued and completed, with a new generic and specific index to the whole, and seven new plates. London, Bernard Quaritch, 1875. 4to (365 x 260mm). pp. (28), with 7 (1 double-page) handcoloured engraved plates. Publisher's blue printed wrappers (a bit worn). One of the most splendid works on Crustacea ever published and comparable to J.F.W. Herbst's work on the Crustacea published 23 years earlier. The work was published in 19 parts and the concluding double issue by George Brettingham Sowerby was published over a half century afterwards by the antiquarian bookseller Bernard Quaritch, who had bought the remaining stock of the foregoing issues. Having been published over such a long period complete copies are very rare. The work is dedicated to Sir Joseph Banks, who may both have supported his application to the Museum, and his candidature to the Royal Society./William Elford Leach (1790-1836) was an English zoologist and marine biologist and assistant keeper of the Zoological Department at the British Museum. "In 1813, when Konig was appointed Keeper of the Natural History Departments, he was given an assistant, William Elford Leach (1790-1836), perhaps one of the more brilliant minds to enter the Museum. In every generation English science has been fortunate in attracting men with intuitive feel for nature who by their gift and enthusiasm infect others and leave their inspiration planted in those who follow. Anyone, who knew Leach and even the greater number who did not, came to revere his memory and example. After over a century and half, in spite of the shortness of his service, he stands out from his contemporaries as a 'profound naturalist'" (Gunther, The Founders of Science at the British Museum p. 49).//Nissen ZBI, 2404; B.M. (Nat. Hist.) III , 1071.

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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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        Erläuterungen zum Mesmerismus.

      Berlin, Nicolai, 1815.. 20,5 x 13cm, Halbleder des spät. 19. Jahrhunderts, etw. beschabt; XVI, 296 S.. Erste Ausgabe. - Wolfart (1778-1832), Freund Schleiermachers, gehörte zu der Kommission unter Leitung Hufelands, die ein Gutachten über die Einrichtung von Lehrstühlen für den "animalischen Magnetismus" an den preußischen Universitäten erstellen sollte. Im Auftrage der Kommission wurde er 1812 zu Mesmer geschickt, der zu dieser Zeit bereits vergessen war. Die meisten seiner Schüler wußten nicht einmal, dass er noch am Leben war. Wolfart brachte von dieser Reise Mesmers letztes Werk mit ("Mesmerismus..."), das noch einmal großes Aufsehen erregte. Seine eigene Schrift stellt einen fortlaufenden Kommentar zu Mesmers Buch dar und enthält anfangs auf den Seiten IX-XVI eine Biographie Mesmers. - HIRSCH/H. V, 981, ADB 43, 789

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        Osservazioni sui difetti prodotti nei teatri dalla cattiva costruzione del palco scenico e du alcune avvertenze nel dipingere le decorazioni

      Regia Tipografia,, Milano, 1815 - Due volumi legati in uno di cm. 25, pp. 53 (1); 43 (1). Con bel frontespizio all'acquatinta a ciascuna delle due parti e complessive 10 tavole incise in reme su carta forte e ripiegate fuori testo. Legatura coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli ms. al dorso (rimontata?). Esemplare fresco e marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale, ben completa della seconda parte, in forma di supplemento. Interessante e non comune. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Changing Horses to the Mail Coach

      [N.p., but London 1815 - Aquatint printed in brown, coloured by hand, by R. Havell. (Trimmed to the image and mounted). A classic Pollard image from the great age of coaching. James Pollard was the youngest son of the London engraver and print-seller Robert Pollard. He began work at the age of fifteen as a painter but quickly turned to engraving as well. In the 1820s his coaching scenes became both fashionable and lucrative. From 1821 he exhibited a small number of pictures at the Royal Academy and the British Institution which brought him more patrons. Between 1830 and 1840, Pollard also painted a number of racing pictures and some of the earliest scenes of steeplechasing. In all his work he took great pains over accuracy. " Changing Horses to the Mail Coach is the first of four prints after James Pollard illustrating this familiar scene on the road" (Selway, The Regency Road, p. 50). Mail was transported in Great Britain via Royal Mail coaches beginning in 1784. They traveled over ever improving roads, thanks to "macadamized" roads, until 1838 when the task was given to the railways. The changing of the mail horses is said to have been accomplished in later years in as little as 45 seconds. Selway James Pollard , p. 40; Selway, Regency Road I.

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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"(Davy)

      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.

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        Rapports du physique et du moral de l'homme

      Paris: Caille et Bavier. 1815. "Third edition ""précédée d'une table analytique, par M. D***-T*** [i.e. Destutt de Tracy] et suivie d'une table alphabétique, par M. Sue,"" 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. [4], civ, 471; [4], 454; wonderful copy in original pink wrappers, paper labels on spines, the endsheets printer's waste sheets of labels for De Feller's Dictionnaire Historique and Lamarck's Animaux. ""As a philosopher, Cabanis sought in medicine an instrument for the analysis of ideas, that is to say, for the reconstruction of their genesis. His fundamental philosophical work, Rapports du Physique et du Moral de l'Homme, is presented as 'simple physiological researches.' It is composed of twelve Mémoires (the first six of which were read in the sessions of the Institute) collected in one volume in 1802. In this work Cabanis sets for a psychology and an ethical system based on the necessary effects of an animal's organization upon its relationships with its environment… Cabanis deemed as too abstract and limited Condillac's method of analysis, which regarded all psychic functions as transformations of sensations. Sensation, he contended, cannot be studied in isolation from organic needs and from sensibility (in the physiological sense of the term) in its relations to motor irritability"" (DSB)."

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

      Printed for Henry Colburn, London 1815 - small 8vo (20 x 12.5 cm (approx 7æ x 4æ inches), vi, 352pp.Embellished with a Fine Portrait, after Romney. New brown leather spine with gilt type and rebacked preserving original marbled boards and end papers, previous owner's name neatly written on 1st blank, illustrated frontispiece, Externally: Very good with some wear to original front and back marbled boards and slighlty original bent leather corner tips.Internally: some age browning and foxing, some water staining in the early and later pages, otherwise generally bright and tight throughout.Overall Condition: very good, ìEmma, 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 ìMemoirs of Lady Hamilton with Illustrated Anecdotes of Many of Her Most Particular Friends and Distinguished Contemporariesî 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, ëLet us eat and drink, for to-morrow we dieí.î quoted from Hotel Bristol News blogWith illustrative anecdotes of many of her most particular friends and distinguished contemporaries. With some minor corrections and additions. ìAn abusive book with pseudo-religious reflections, is of little authority, but not quite worthlessî D.N.B. It was considered worth a later 3rd reprint in 1892 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Verzeichnis all derjenigen mittel und unmittelbaren Theilnehmer an den Verbrechen des Raubmörders Georg Grasel".

      "Crime Court Drosendorf", 24. X. 1815. - Folio. Title and 10 pp. on 6 ff. List of the accomplices of the legendary bandit Johann Georg Grasl (1790-1818) prepared by the criminal court official Schopf. Noted are, as far as known, the names of 61 persons including their nicknames and a short description, from which we learn that not only half of Grasl's family indulged in the crime, but also Theresia "Resel" Hamberger, "the mistress of the bandit chief Grassl and a very brazen person", as well as her brother Johann: "23 years old, of small stature, short brown hair, eyes same colour, no beard, small face, pointed chin, long nose, pockmarked face, speaks German, a very rakish fellow who has taken part in many of Grassl's crimes". "Dog's Soup", name unknown, a "young hussy with many measles on her face who supports herself through begging", a similarly nameless carriage driver from Weitersfeld is also indicted for having given Grassl lodging; Isak Stern, a "Jew in Bernschlag", "knowingly bought stolen goods for himself", and a tailor from Stalleck "is accused of fraud". - Grassl himself, who began his career with minor infractions and ended it with a hold-up murder, tended towards the bottle in his advanced age, and was finally captured in an innhouse conspiracy; on the 31st of January 1818 he was publicly hanged in Vienna.

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        L’HERMITE DE LA CHAUSSEE D’ANTIN, ou observations sur les moeurs et les usages parisiens au commencement du XIX° siècle. Sixième édition revue, corrigée et augmentée de deux nouvelles gravures.

      - Paris, Pillet imprimeur-libraire, 1815. 5 volumes in-12 plein veau moucheté du temps, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés formant des faux nerfs, de beaux fleurons, auteurs et titres dorés, roulettes dorées encadrant les plats, tranches marbrées, (ft+IX+332),(ft+frt+t+VI+396+2ff),(ft+frt+t+356+2ff),(ft+frt+t+372+2ff),(ft+frt+t+348pp+2ff). Elégante vignette de titre au tome 1 et frontispices gravés pour les suivants et 6 planches hors-texte. Nombreux culs-de-lampe gravés. Petite éraflure au dos du tome 2, sinon bel ensemble, en bon état, dans une reliure très décorative. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Antiquarian Itinerary, comprising Specimens of Architecture, Monastic, Castellated, and Domestic; With other Vestiges of Antiquity in Great Britain. Acompanied with Descriptions

      [by W. Wilson] for the Proprietors, Wm. Clarke, J. Murray, S. Bagster, J.M. Richardson, and Sherwood and Co., London, 1815-1818 - 336 engraved plates and 164 woodcut text illustrations. Seven volumes. 8vo. [240 x 148 x 170 mm]. Bound in the original drab paper covered boards, the spines with paper printed labels, plain endleaves, untrimmed edges. (Labels partly perished, rubbed, corners worn). Some light spotting but a very good, large paper copy, in the original boards. Published in 42 monthly parts, as a sequel to similar publications by J.S. Storer and John Grieg. By 1815 their partnership had terminated and Greig is here credited with 111of the plates. The others were by such engravers as Higham, Deeble, Roberts and Varrall after John Hassell, George Arnald, F.W.L. Stockdale, Luke Clennell etc. The views include many unfamiliar buildings in remote areas. They are small but detailed and charming. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Serie analitica delle successioni degli imperi, dal principio del Mondo fino all'et? presente, Verona, n.m., 1815

      - Grande carta telata con juta ( base cm. 100 altezza cm. 160) conservata ripiegata ma in buone condizioni. Straordinaria opera inventata da Federico Strass Prussiano, professore di storia a Berlino e qui per la prima volta tradotta in italiano, illustrata ed accresciuta dal cav. Francesco Crivelli veronese. Si tratta di una "panoramica riassuntiva illustrata in tanti sentieri con nomi e fatti" da Adamo ed Eva fino al 1815, suddivisa per Uomini illustri Italiani, Greci, Asia Minore, Assiri, Fenici, E B R E I, Egizi, Cinesi, Massime invenzioni, uomini illiustri nelle scienze, ed ancora nazioni come Danimarca, Svezia, Russia, Prussia, Sassonia, Baviera, Austria, Svizzera, Paesi Bassi, Francia, Sardegna, Toscana, Parma, Modena, Lombardo-Veneto, Stati ecclesiastici, Napoli, Spagna, Portogallo, Stati Uniti, Inghilterra, Turchia, Persia, Cina, ecc. ) In pratica c'è la sintesi storica delle varie epoche e fatti. Interessante grande carta sia per studi storici che come arazzo decorativo.

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        Struggles through life, exemplified in the various travels and adventures in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, of John Harriott, Esq

      London: Pr. for the author, 1815.

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        Strictures on Mr Yates's Vindication of Unitarianism : in reply to Mr Wardlaw's Discourses on the Socinian controversy

      Glasgow : University Press - Glasgow : [Printed at the University Press for Andrew & John M. Duncan, Glasgow, and David Brown, Edinburgh], 1815. [1], [1], 71 p ; 20 cm. 8vo. Fully bound in contemporary brown embossed calf-skin leather. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Black Morocco spine label with gilt lettering. Gilt embossed decorative flourishes within compartments. Gilt embossed borders on front and rear boards. Tight binding and solid boards. In clear protective Mylar book sleeve. Minor shelf wear. Slight bumping to corners. Minimal rubbing. Slight scuffing to spine. Clean, unmarked pages with minor toning to extremities. Inscribed on title page by author: For the Library of Jefferson College, from the Author. John Brown (July 12, 1784 ? October 13, 1858,) was an esteemed Scottish theologian and clergymen, known for his controversial philosophical stances and his eager support for separation of church and state. Brown completed his studies at Glasgow University and the divinity hall of the Burgher branch of the Secession Church at Selkirk under the renowned clergyman, George Lawson. Brown's written works consist primarily of theological debates between himself and his contemporaries. Strictures addresses the countering views of James Yates, prominent Unitarian, and Ralph Wardlaw, independent congregationalist and strong influence on missionary David Livingstone. Whilst his father had been called to defend the doctrines of the denomination, John Brown was called upon to defend the central doctrine of Christianity: the deity of Christ. Brown found himself forced into action by the Unitarian controversy that broke in Scotland in 1814. Yates was a strong believer in the Socinian dogmas of the supremacy of reason and the mere humanity of Christ, and he proclaimed them with zeal, calling forth from Wardlaw a volume of Discourses on the Unitarian Controversy. Yates at once replied with A Vindication of Unitarianism. And there John Brown entered the controversy. He was asked by Dr. Andrew Thompson, editor of the Edinburgh Christian Instructor, to write a review of Yates' book. During the writing process, the review swelled to such a size that Thompson advised it would be better published in a separate form, and this was done in April 1815 under the title Strictures on Mr. Yates's Vindication of Unitarianism, with a dedication to Doctor Lawson of Selkirk. A scarce early volume in exceptional condition. Please feel free to view our photographs. Ships daily.

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        Poems, on Various Subjects

      Published by the Author. First edition.. Binding a little worn; text somewhat foxed; very good copy.. Wegelin 984; American Bibliography 31681. 12mo, original plain brown sheep. The first book of poetry printed in Brooklyn, which the author apparently sold himself. On the front free endpaper is an ink signature dated Sept, 29, 1815, with the price of 6/0 paid and on the rear free endpaper in the same hand is written that the book was received from the hand of the author, Joseph Hazard.

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        The Adventures of Doctor Comicus or the Frolicks of Fortune.

      B Blake, No 13, Bell Yard, Temple Bar, London 1815 - A comic satirical poem for the squeamish & the queer. In twelve cantos, by a Modern Syntax. In contemporary green quarter cloth with brown boards, corners and edges a little bumped and worn. Spine has title in black ink on worn white paper label, edges bumped and worn. Internally, ink name to fpd, coloured frontis and additional engraved TP with hand coloured image, engraved title page, (2), 269 pp, + the 15 brightly hand coloured plates by Rowlandson, text block edges uncut, printed by J McGowan and Son, Great Windmill Street. A very nice copy of an important colour plate book, untouched! Abbey Life 254. Tooley 238. Prideaux 334) No matter how much Combe earned from his various publications, however, he always spent more. He died, still in debt, at his Lambeth Road address on 19 June 1823. The obituary in The Times the next day stated that: [h]e was a gentleman who, in the course of this protracted life, had suffered many fortunes, and had become known to so many people in every rank of society, that it hardly seems necessary to draw his character. There was hardly a person of any note in his time, with whose history he was not in some degree acquainted. ODNB. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Naples and the Campagna Felice in a Series of Letters Addressed to a Friend in England in 1802

      London: R. Ackermann, 1815. First Edition. Three Quarters Leather. Fine. Rowlandson, Thomas. Book. 18 color plates, including two maps, one of which is folding. 14 of other plates are aquatints, one a colored etching. 400 pp. + 11 pages of index and list of plates/maps. Fine. Interior text and plates generally clean. (Folding map has minor soilage.) Binding tight. A little shelf wear to leather at corners. Spine rebacked preserving original/contemporary morocco with raised bands and floral decoration in panels. The gilding is somewhat faded, and there is some roughness to the spine leather. Yet given near pristine quality of interior, I consider this overall fine. Photos available if serious interest.

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        [Screw-medal with 12 circular contemporary hand-coloured engravings and descriptive text depicting scenes from the Napoleonic wars].[Nuremberg, ca. 1815]. Ø 5 x 0.6 cm. The screw-medal shows on one side an embossed figure of 'Germania' with the motto 'Schoen wie die deutsche Eichegrün meines Volkes Gluck', on the other side 3 embossed portraits en profil with text 'Franz I Kai: v. Oester. - Alexander I Kai: v. Russland - Fr. Wil: III Kö: v. Preussen', signed 'Stettner. fec: Nlg:'; 2 text leaves pasted into inside of the medal. With: (2) [NAPOLEONIC WARS]. Merkwaardigste oorlogsgebeurtenissen van het iaar 1815. [No place, no publisher, ca. 1815]. 7.7 x 5.2 cm. Original green wrappers. Both kept in a contemporary, small wooden box (9.2 x 7 x 1.5 cm) with 2 hand-coloured engravings pasted on front and back.

      Delicate 'Schraubtaler' with 6 two-sided engravings by Georg Adam (numbered 1-12) depicting scenes from the Napoleonic wars, and 6 double-sided engraved text leaves. Together with a small booklet titled Merkwaardigste oorlogsgebeurtenissen van het iaar 1815 on the events after the Congress of Vienna, including short descriptions of Napoleon's flight from Elba, the Battle of Waterloo, and his exile at St. Helena. With ownership's signature 'H.J. de Groot, 1816'. Some traces of use. In good condition.

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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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        Hebrew Melodies

      New York: T. & J. Swords. 1815. First New York edition. Edges browned and some leaves separated, thus good or better in good, stained early wrappers. Byron's "She Walks in Beauty" made its first appearance in this collection, of which early American issues are uncommon. Shaw & Shoemaker 34265. .

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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

      E. Williams, London 1815 - Full straight grained brown Morocco binding. All edges gilt. 360 pages with ten engraved copper plates, nine in color. Rubbed along exterior edges including head and foot bands of spine. Barking Dog Books and Art LLC has been an independent bookseller online since 2002. Orders are processed promptly, carefully packed, and shipped with delivery confirmation. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LETTERS FROM FRANCE Written By A Modern Tourist in that Country and Descriptive of Some of the Most Amusing Manners and Customs of the French With Characteristic Illustrations from Drawings Taken on the Spot

      London: T. Sotheran, 1815. - 1st edn. 8vo. Rebound in gilt lettered half green morocco on marbled paper-laid boards (VG). Pp. 43 (no inscriptions), illus with 10 engraved plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Architecture Toscane, ou Palais, Maisons, et Autres Édifices De La Toscane

      Didot L'ainé, Paris 1815 - In folio, demi reliure à coins de basane fauve, Page de titre gravée, page de titre gravée de l'atlas, 109 planches, page de titre du texte, 50 pages. Quelques rousseurs, reliure défraichie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fabliaux or Tales, Abridged from French Manuscripts of the XIITH and XIIITH Centuries. (3 Volumes)

      London: J. Rodwell, 1815. Three Volumes. [xli], 223pp,; 272pp; 304pp. Re-backed volumes in brown calf, Hinges a touch rubbed, with some general edgewear to volumes. Gilt borders to boards, front and back, gilt spine with decorations in gilt to spine compartments. Marbled edges. Some very light foxing throughout and light offsetting to text. A clean and tight set, boards firmly attached, binding is square. Lovely wood-cuts throughout. A very handsome three volume set. . A New Edition. hardcover. Very Good. octavo.

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        Bibliotheca Anglo-Poetica; Or, a Descriptive Catalogue of a Rare and Rich Collection of Early English Poetry: in the Possession of Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. Illustrated by Occasional Extracts and Remarks, Critical and Biographical

      London, Printed By T. Davison For The Proprietors 1815 - Description: viii, 481, [1] p. Front. , illus. 25 cm. Subjects: English poetry--Early modern, 1500-1700--Bibliography. Notes: Title vignette; initials. Mainly the collection of Thomas Park. Advertisement signed: A. F. G. [i. E. Acton Frederick Griffith (or Griffiths? ) ]. Very good copy in the original, elaborately blind-bordered [full] aniline; professionally and sympathetically re-spined. Gilt-blocked dark morocco label with matching cross-bands. An exceptional copy - scans and additional detail on request. 1 Kg. 418 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Hamburgische Trachten. Gestochen und gezeichnet von C. Suhr. Costumes de Hambourg. (Hamburg), 1815. Titelblatt, 34 (von 36) altkolor. Aquatinta-Tafeln, 1 Bl. Fol. Neuere Lwd.-Mappe mit blind- und goldgepr. Ldr. d. Zt. auf Vorder- und HDeckel montiert.,

      1815 - Schöne Tafeln, kräftig im Druck.- Es fehlen die Tafeln 35 und 36.- Nur vereinzelt kleine Stockfleckchen im Außenrand. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Naples and the Campagna Felice in a Series of Letters Addressed to a Friend in England in 1802

      R. Ackermann, London 1815 - [4], 400pp, [10]. Rebound in full morocco by Zaehnsdorf, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, remaining panels filled with small flower heads, roundels and pointille, covers with an inner double fillet panel with elaborate corner pieces, an outer double fillet panel and an elaborate rolled frame of flowery stems and pointille, gilt roll to edges, gilt to inner edges, t.e.g. and marbled endpapers. Outer joints rubbed with some minor splitting, but holding, rubbed to extremities. Internally text is browned throughout, a few instances of small tears and chips to edges. Plates are tissue-guarded, these with off-setting, plates generally clean, though smaller than the text leaves. Lacking the preface leaves (pages 3-4), 'list of plates' leaf bound in at rear. With frontispiece, additional colour title page, double page map, single page map and fourteen plates as called for. The Cower and Doheny copy, Cower book plate to front pastedown and with the Doheny book label to ffep. Abbey Travel 166; Tooley 419; Rowlandson Grolier Catalogue 30 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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.

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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)

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