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        Adventures of Doctor Comicus, The

      1815. In The Original Printed BoardsThe First Dr. Syntax Imitation[COMBE, William, imitation of]. [ROWLANDSON, Thomas, in the style of]. The Adventures of Doctor Comicus, or the Frolicks of Fortune. A Comic Satirical Poem for the Squeamish & the Queer. In Twelve Cantos, by a Modern Syntax. London: Printed for B. Blake. n.d. [1815]. First edition. Octavo (8 7/8 x 5 1/4 in; 226 x 133 mm). [2], 269, [1] pp. Fifteen hand-colored engraved plates including frontispiece and extra-title in the style of Rowlandson. Original printed boards uncut. Neatly rebacked preserving original spine label, new endpapers. Corners a little bumped and creased. Chemised and housed within a later quarter red morocco slipcase.Scarce in original boards.The first of many imitations of Combe's Dr. Syntax. Another edition was published in 1820 with only twelve colored plates. Reissued in 1828 by Jaques & Wright using the same sheets as the first edition but with their name and later date to titlepage.Abbey, Life 255. Tooley 431. Prideaux, p. 334.

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        Presidential Document Signed, on parchment, folio, Washington, July 24, 1815

      - This visually appealing document is a ship's passport with dual engraved maritime vignettes below the scalloped top margin and Presidential seal affixed at lower left corner. .President Madison and James Monroe as Secretary of State have signed this maritime document acknowledging that the ship Lucas of Salem, Nathaniel Sage, commander, belongs to the United States. Also signed by the Collector of the Port of Salem, Will R. Lee. Fading to manuscript portions, but President Madison' signature is strong, Monroe's signature is somewhat lighter. Ships' passports were used for US vessels sailing in the Mediterranean. The passports resulted from an agreement in 1795 to allow the passage of ships in return for payments to the Barbary pirates who required countries to pay tribute in exchange for not capturing that country's ships and crews. America was one of the countries who agreed to pay for safe passage. These passports identified ships which had safe passage. The scalloped edge of the passport shows that the top portion had been cut and sent ahead to be matched when, in this case the Schooner Weymouth, arrived. An historic document with great visual appeal. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Die Befreiungskriege 1813-1815 (4 Bände). Der Früjahrsfeldzug 1813 (1. Bd.) XII+328 Seiten mit 15 Bildnissen und 8 Karten in Steindruck; Der Herbstfeldzug 1813 (2. Bd.) X+426 Seiten mit 15 Bildnissen und 19 Karten in Steindruck; Der Feldzug 1814 (3. Bd.)

      . X+347 Seiten mit 17 Bildnissen und 15 Karten in Steindruck; Der Feldzug 1815 (4. Bd.) IX+392 Seiten mit 15 Bildnissen und 8 Karten in Steindruck; ein originaler Halblederband und drei originale Leinenbände (23x17cm) Mittler und Sohn Berlin 1911/13 Guter Allgemeinzustand. Band 1 unterschiedlich gebunden..

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        [Japanese manuscript of flags from all over the world].[Japan, ca. 1837]. (28×21 cm). Japanese manuscript showing 87 hand-coloured flags, with names in Dutch and Japanese for the countries and only in Dutch for most cities, all except the first, measuring ca. 3.5×5.5 cm. Contemporary binding in traditional Japanese style heavy paper wrappers without spine.

      Japanese manuscript showing brightly coloured flags from cities and countries from all over the world, mostly focussing on Europe and especially the Netherlands. It includes flags of Brazil, Chile, China, England, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United States, etc, and often includes variant naval flags.The first page shows a large flag of the Netherlands (twice the size of the rest), with the coat of arms as used since 1815, combining the coat of arms of the House of Orange-Nassau and that of the former Dutch Republic. The flags in the manuscript all date from ca. 1827/37. The flag shown for the United States never existed, and the stars for the states, arranged to form a larger star, have been slightly smeared, making it difficult to be sure which flag was intended. With minor water stains throughout, only faintly visible on most pages. Wrappers rubbed and with a small restoration near the spine. Despite these flaws, still an attractive flag manuscript throwing light on many flags whose history remains obscure.

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        Annerch I Ieuengctyd Cymru: Yn IV Rhan: I. Grammadeg..II. Rhifyddeg..III. Naturioi Athronddysg..IV Seryddiaeth

      Gwrecsam [Wrexham]: Argraphwyd Gan A. Tye, 1815. vii, 388p. Welsh Lanuage. John Thomas, Penfforddwen left his native Wales to serve as a customs officer in Liverpool where he became proficient in astronomy and published some small almanacks at the end of the 18th Century. The Welsh Biography notes he also had been a seaman and a schoolmaster. Very scarce none listed on OCLC. The British Library notes there is a copy at Cardiff University. The book has an English rendering of the Welsh on title page: An Address to the Youth of the Principality of Wales Part I: Rules to teach Englishmen how to pronounce the Welsh Language with a compendious new Welsh Grammar together with the rules of Welsh Poetry. Part II Arithmetic ...Algebra and Logarithms Part III Natural Philosophy ..IV. Astronomy, Dialing [?}, together with the art of Gardening. On occasion English words appear as such as "owns" and strangely enough the English word "virgin"--though the Welsh has the word as gwyryfol. Bound in full contemporary calf, light chipping to foot a few finger smudges to some leaves but no foxing or toning..

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        Memorie of the Somervilles; Being a History of the Faronial House Of Somerville, by James, Eleventh Lord Somerville

      Edinburgh: Printed By James Ballantyne And Co.. Good+; Fore-corners worn, hinges rubbed, slight ruffness to text-block.. 1815. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 2 volumes, dark green morocco, gilt spine, two ornate gilt rules on boards, all edges gilt, xii, 497, [1], [1], 486p., plates, folding table. .

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        Essay on the Theory of the Earth

      Translated from the French of M. Cuvier...by Robert Kerr...with Mineralogical Notes, and an Account of Cuvier's Geological Discoveries, by Professor Jameson. Four engraved plates. xvi, 332 pp., 2 leaves of publisher's ads. 8vo, cont. grey-green polished half-calf & marbled boards, spine gilt, black leather lettering piece on spine. Edinburgh: W. Blackwood, et al., 1815. Second edition, "with [considerable] additions." "In 1812 Cuvier published a mammoth five volume work on vertebrate fossils. In a lengthy preliminary discourse, he discussed the implications of fossils for the history of the earth. The preface was quickly translated into English and published as Cuvier's theory of the earth, which indeed it was. Cuvier had studied and mapped the Paris basin, and he argued that the abrupt transition between formations proved that the earth had undergone successive revolutions. The radical change in fossil populations between formations was further evidence of repeated catastrophes. Catastrophism was not a new doctrine, but Cuvier was one of the first to support it by detailed fossil evidence... "The Essay was first published in 1813. For this [1815] edition, a section of the Paris basin was included, adapted from another Cuvier work, but with an added limestone face as a bit of Scottish geological whimsy."-Ashworth & Bradley, Theories of the Earth 1644-1830 (Linda Hall Library: 1984), 48. A very fine and pretty copy, with half-title, from the library of Sir. Joseph Radcliffe, Bart., with his armorial bookplate. ❧ Porter, The Making of Geology, p. 209-this book "became the most popular general account of the Earth in Britain in the 1810s." .

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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.

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        Fabliaux or Tales.

      London, J. Rodwell 1815.. Abridged from French Manuscripts of the XIIth and XIIIth centuries, Selected and Translated into English Verse by G. L. Way. With a Preface, Notes, and Appendix by the late G. Ellis. A new edition corrected. 3 vols. XLI, (3), 223 pp.; 272 pp.; 304 pp. With 52 woodcut vignettes in the text by John and Thomas Bewick, Charlton Nesbit, and Luke Clennell. 8 °. Neugebundene Halbgewebebde mit marmoriertem Bezugspapier. Newly bound in halfcloth.. First illustrated and annotated edition of this collection of French fabliaux, translated and versificated ty G. L. Way. Way's version has first been published between 1796 and 1800 in 2 vols. without notes and preface, while the French original version was first published in 1779. The fine woodcuts accompanying the tales are of the best done by the famous Bewick brothers. Fine copy in master binding. Pages clean and brisk. Title pages with perforated stamp of former library owner. Third vol. somewhat smaller than the other two.

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        ON THE RELATION BETWEEN THE SPECIFIC GRAVITIES OF BODIES IN THEIR GASEOUS STATE AND THE WEIGHTS OF THEIR ATOMS In Annals of Philosophy Or, Magazine of Chemistry, Mineralogy, Mechanics, Natural History, Agriculture, and the Arts, Vol. VI, July to Dec. 1815, pp. 320-330

      London:: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy,, 1815. Very Good+. Offered is a Very Good+ entire Vol. VI of the Annals of Philosophy in contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards with gilt lettering on red spine label. Mild cover edge wear, scattered foxing. 8vo.

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        Gesamtans, "Gegend in Tuskischen - gegen den See" (Rückseitig betitelt).

      . gouachierte Umrißradierung n. u. v. Bleuler ( Joh. Heinrich der Ältere zugeschrieben ), um 1815, 42,5 x 61,5. Sehr schönes Blatt in wunderbaren Farben. Blick von einem Hügel zum Trasmenischen See, rechts 2 Villenhäuser, links eine Burgruine.

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        Mägdesprung (Harzgerode). - Gesamtansicht. - Johann Heinrich Bleuler. - "Mägdesprung im Selkenthale".

      . Historische Ortsansicht. Zeichnung / Gouache, um 1815. Von Johann Heinrich Bleuler d.Ä.. 40,6 x 59,8 cm (Darstellung ) / 49 x 67,5 cm (Blatt). Links unterhalb der Darstellung in Tusche signiert, darunter betitelt. - Blick auf die Selke mit der Ortschaft beiderseits des Ufers. Am rechten Ufer der 1812 errichtete Obelisk. - Lediglich im Randbereich des Blatte leicht schmutz- und wasserfleckig. Verso Reste vormaliger Montierung. Sonst sehr guter Zustand mit wohlerhaltenem Korlorit. Johann Heinrich Bleuler d.Ä. (1758 Zollikon bei Zürich - 1823 Feuerthalen). Schweizer Landschaftszeichner, -maler und Kupferstecher. Erhielt zunächst eine Ausbildung als Porzellanmaler. Schüler von Heinrich Utser. Liess sich zu Beginn der 1780er Jahre in Feuerthalen nieder. Gründete dort 1788 eine Kunstschule, die Bleuerische Malschule. 1799-1804 er Aufenthalt auf Schloss Laufen bei Schaffhausen. 1804 Rückkehr nach Feuerthalen. Fertigte Schweizeransichten v.a. nach Ludwig Hess. Geschätzt wurden seine Gouachen mit eigenen Landschaftsmotiven. In den letzten Lebensjahren widmete er sich vorwiegend der Blumenmalerei..

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        Portrait of Viscount Castlereagh K.G

      N.p.: circa, 1815. Engraving, 120 x 90 mm.; fine. An engraved portrait of Viscount Castlereagh (1769-1822) the noted British statesman. In 1798 he played a principal role in crushing the Irish Rebellion, and was responsible for the act of parliamentary union between Ireland and England in 1803. He served as both foreign secretary and leader of the House of Commons from 1812-1822, and served the united parliament from 1801 until his suicide in 1822. George Evans, a member of John Oxley's 1818 inland river expedition, discovered the Castlereagh River in New South Wales, and named it after this prominent parliamentarian.

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        FUERO JUZGO EN LATÍN Y CASTELLANO - Cotejado con los más antiguos y preciosos Códices

      Ibarra, Impresor de Cámara de S.M., Madrid 1815 - 7 h. XLIV p. 2 h. X p. 162 p. 2 h. XVI p. 231 p. 34 x 23 cm. Encuadernación en pasta española de época. Un volumen dividido en 2 partes. Glosario en latín y español. Texto a dos col. Palau nº 95528 Contrareembolso - 3 eur. Muy buem ejemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Clloden Papers: comprising an extensive and interesting correspondence from the year 1625 to 1748. etc

      T.Cadell and W.Davies, London 1815 - 4tp. Pp xv, xliv, 479. Engraved frontis. and 2 further plates. Engraved and printed title pages. Full calf. A high quality binding close in age to that of the book. Rubbed and with damage to head of spine. Lower hinge cracked. Top corner of printed title page cut out. A sound and attractive copy of an important book that is seldom seen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        On the Relation between the Specific Gravities of Bodies in their Gaseous State and the Weights of their Atoms

      London: Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1815. First Edition. Boards. Near Fine. First Edition. vii, [1], 479, [1] pp. Modern 3/4 leather over marbled boards with new endpapers. This important paper by Prout is on pages 321-330 and is unsigned (Prout's authorship was later revealed by chemist Thomas Thomson). In: Annals of Philosophy, Vol. VI, July to December 1815 (entire volume offered). Boards. In this important paper Prout "calculated that the atomic weights of all elements were integral when the atomic weight of hydrogen was taken as unity. In a correction (1816) he added that hydrogen might be the primary matter from which all other 'elements' were formed...the two hypotheses, of integral atomic weights and of the unity of matter, became known ambiguously and singularly as Prout's hypothesis. It was a continuous source of inspiration to chemists and physicists until the work of F. W. Aston on isotopes in the 1920s." (DSB 11&12, p173).

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        HEBREW MELODIES

      London:: John Murray,, 1815.. First Edition, First issue.. 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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        "Die Maler auf der Alp". Peter von Hess und der Architekt Fr. von Gärtner (1792-1847) in einer Sennhütte.

      um 1815. Radierung, um 1815, auf Velin. 15,3:18 cm. Literatur: Nagler, Monogrammisten III, 533, 1; Boetticher I, 2, S. 549; Thieme/Becker XVI, S. 587. - Selten!. Der Schlachten- und Genremaler Hess erhielt seinen ersten Unterricht bei seinem Vater, dem Kupferstecher C.E.C. Hess (1755-1828). Im Alter von 16 Jahren begann er ein Studium an der Münchner Akademie, das er 1814 beendete. Anschließend widmet er sich neben Naturstudien der altdeutschen Malerei. Unter dem Einfluss von W. von Kobell (1766-1853) und den eigenen Kriegserlebnissen in Frankreich 1813-1815 entstanden seine ersten Schlachtenbilder. 1818 reiste er nach Italien. Die 20er Jahre brachten steigende Anerkennung. 1833 begleitete er König Otto I. nach Griechenland, 1839 reiste er nach Russland. In der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts zählt Hess, wie W. von Kobell und A. Adam (1786-1862), zu den bedeutendsten Schlachtenmalern in München.

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        Sächsische Schweiz. - Bastei. - Rothe. - "Ansicht des Elb-Thales von der Bastei nach der Morgenseite".

      . Historische Ortsansicht. Radierung / Umrissradierung, alt aquarelliert, um 1815. Von Friedrich Wilhelm Rothe, nach Johann Gottfried Jentzsch. 37,8 x 52,4 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Rechts unterhalb der Darstellung signiert, darunter betitelt und mit Profilzeichnung mit Legende. - Blatt alt auf die Darstellung beschnitten und mit getuschtem Rahmen versehen. Sonst dem Alter entsprechend sehr guter Zustand mit wohlerhaltenem Kolorit. Friedrich Wilhelm Rothe (1783 Dresden - 1845 Dresden). Deutscher Landschaftszeichner und -maler sowie Kupferstecher und Radierer. Seit 1794 Schüler von Johann Fiedrich Wizani, Johann Eleazar Zeissig, genannt Schenau und Johann Christian Klengel. Johann Gottfried Jentzsch (1759 Hinterjessen bei Pirna - 1826 Dresden). Deutscher Landschaftsmaler, Zeichner und Radierer. Als Schüler der Zeichenschule der Meißner Porzellanmanufaktur dort 1780-1800 als Bataillen-, Jagd-, Vieh- und Landschaftsmaler tätig. Ab 1790 sächsische Ansichten im Stile Adrian Zinggs. 1797 Berufung durch Camillo Graf Marcolini als Theaterdekorationsmaler nach Dresden. 1800 Anstellung als Hoftheatermaler und Übersiedlung nach Dresden. 1802/03 kurfürstliches Stipendium für Studienreise nach Rom, wo er mit Angelika Kauffmann verkehrte. Nach seiner Rückkehr arbeitete er wieder für das Hoftheater sowie für die Bühnen in Pillnitz und im Linckeschen Bad. Seit 1817 Lehrer für architektonisches Zeichnen an der Industrie- und Bauschule der Dresdner Kunstakademie. 1825 Mitglied der Akademie..

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        Viaggio di La Perouse intorno al Mondo

      Milan: Dalla Tipgrafia Sonzogno e Comp, 1815. Four volumes bound in two, small octavo, with a folding world map outlined in colour and 16 hand-coloured plates; a nice set in contemporary quarter calf, flat spines gilt, the marbled sides a little rubbed. Italian edition with coloured plates. Quite uncommon: the first Italian edition of the voyages of La Pérouse, with a lovely series of handcoloured plates based on the original images of Gaspard Duché de Vancy done for the official French edition. Part of their charm lies in the way that they have been simplified to suit the format of the Italian edition. The existence of this Italian edition is testament to La Pérouse's enduring fame throughout Europe, appearing as it did before even Captain Cook's voyages were translated (Navigazioni di Cook, 1816-17). It was almost fifteen more years before Peter Dillon published his discovery of the wreck of the Astrolabe and Boussole on Vanikoro and the map for this edition therefore still shows La Pérouse's track finishing at Botany Bay. The disappearance of the entire La Pérouse expedition overshadows what was in reality a great Pacific voyage. While primarily a voyage of exploration and discovery, the possibilities of the fur trade and of French expansion into the Pacific and Asia were evidently investigated in depth. La Pérouse's habit of forwarding records whenever opportunity offered ensured their survival. The first portion was forwarded by sea from Macao; the second (Macao to Kamchatka) went overland with De Lesseps, and the final despatches from Botany Bay. 'Published as part of a series, Raccolta di Viaggi dopo quelli di Cook, of which, according to a series title, this comprised Volumes I-IV but is complete in itself. Strathern also lists a Livorno 1827 edition and a Naples 1831 edition. There is also a Naples 1833 edition' (Forbes). It was evidently sold by subscription: two extensive lists of subscribers appear at the end of the first and last volumes (respectively 26 and 27 pp., so a serious business). In both of them the name of Lover or Lovera figures, who is identified as being from Milan. "G. Lovera" also appears in gilt on the spines of the two volumes.

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        Third person War-date Autographed Letter Signed

      Oak Hill, 1815. unbound. 1 page, 6 x 5 inches, Oak Hill, no date but most definitely written in 1815 (as Secretary of State) to Colonel Charles Stewart Todd, in full: "Mr. Monroe will receive Col. Todd at any hour, tomorrow, when it may be most convenient for him to call, and with your pleasure, Oak Hill, Spr 5th." Tiny tear along the horizontal fold; tiny chip on the upper right corner. Very good condition. Col. Charles Stewart Todd (1791 - 1871) was the son of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thomas Todd. He was Aide-de-Camp to General William Henry Harrison in the Battle of Thames and in March 1815, he was made Aide-de-Camp to Governor Isaac Shelby, with the rank of Colonel. James Monroe lived at Oak Hill for several months in 1815 and, along with his brother Andrew, listed the plantation as having 35 slaves. The main mansion would not be constructed until 1822.

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        HISTORY OF PERSIA FROM THE MOST EARLY PERIOD TO THE PRESENT TIME. Containing an Account of the Religion, Government, Usages, and Character of the Inhabitants of that Kingdom.

      London, John Murray, and Longman and Co., 1815.FIRST EDTION, 2 volumes, 1815. 4to, approximately 300 x 250 mm, 12 x 10 inches, 1 large folding map of Persia, 23 engravings on 22 plates, pages: half - titles present in both volumes, Volume 1, xxii, 1 leaf of Errata and plate list, 1 - 644; Volume 2, vii plus 1 blank, 1 - 715 plus Errata leaf, rebound in full beige calf, maroon and green gilt lettered labels between raised bands to spine, gilt decoration to spines and edges of covers, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, housed in a plain brown cloth slipcase. Covers have some pale marks and scratches, page 5 in Volume 2 has a small professional paper repair to lower margin, not affecting text, small closed tear at inner margin of map slightly running into image, neatly repaired on blank side, very small repair to centrefold, on blank side, no loss of image, small part of top margin has a neat repair with document repair tape, not affecting image, pale brown offset from some plates to text, occasional pale mark to margins, previous owner's neat ink full page verse on blank endpaper about how to treat the book when reading it, dated 1855. Very good set. See Raymond John Howgego, Encyclopaedia of Exploration, 1800 - 1850, page 383, M7. Sotheby's, The Library of Peter Hopkirk, 963; Sotheby's, The Library of Robert Michael Burrell, 496. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Statements of the Comparative Health of the British Navy , from the year 1779 to the year 1814 [in] Medico-Chirugical Transactions vol. 6 (1815)

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1815. Octavo, 6 engraved plates (three coloured, the three uncoloured plates with minor dampstain to top left corner), generally very clean, a few original printing errors and some early pencil marginalia; in neat modern paper boards. Trials to combat scurvy. An attractive copy of this journal, with innumerable articles by naval and military doctors, and notably including a major essay by Gilbert Blane on the last thirty years of medical advances in the British Navy, concentrating on the eradication of scurvy from longer sea-voyages. Blane (1749-1834) had long been concerned with the health of sailors, publishing his Observations on the Diseases of Seamen in 1785. The present long article(pp. 490-573) is a fascinating overview of conditions on board British Naval vessels, and includes notes derived from his official positions, but was also written with access to the private papers of the Admiralty. There are notes derived from the work of James Lind, and further correspondence from Lind's son, who had also served at Haslar Hospital. As this implies, a central concern of this article is a discussion of the practical methods of combatting scurvy, with particular notes on the trial conducted on the Suffolk in 1794, on board which ship the sailors had their grog dosed with lemon juice, and which reported no cases of scurvy in a twenty-three week passage to Madras. There are also notes on the earlier devastating history of the disease relating to the infamous circumnavigation of Anson, the proposals of Dr. John Hunter in recommending lemon juice to the East India Company, notes from Flinders' recently published voyage account on the advantages of antiscorbutics compared with the appalling effects of scurvy on Baudin's voyage, and references to the path-breaking work of Captain Cook. The work succinctly states Blane's proposed regulations for the 'combatting these evils on board of ships', in short, the personal cleanliness of the sailors, the improvements in ventilation (see list no. XXX), the careful management of ships' holds and ballast, the introduction of "bull's eyes" (the small glass prisms let into the decks to improve lighting and reduce the risk of fire), and general improvements to diet. Blane is understandably proud of the vast improvements that have been made to medicine chests on board naval ships, noting that the 'moral effect of all these ought not to be overlooked.' Later notes discuss shipboard fevers, "intemperance" (applauding the wide adoption of tea-drinking by all parts of society), and notes on tropical diseases. This work also includes articles such as Sir James Macgrigor's 'Sketch of the Medical History of the British Armies in the Peninsula of Spain and Portugal, during the late campaigns' (the companion to Blane's), and Robert Calvert's 'Account of the Origin and Progress of the Plague in the Island of Malta, in the year 1813.'.

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        THE FISHERMAN OR THE ART OF ANGLING MADE EASY.

      London. J. Smeeton, no date circa 1815.Containing the MOST APPROVED METHODS in use for FISHING or ANGLING for Pike, Trout, Salmon, Grailing, Carp, Tench, Bream, Barbel, Perch, Pope, Roach, Dace, Gudgeon, Smelt, Eel, Flounder, Mullet, Loach, Minnow etc. Together with Their Seasons of Spawning, Hours of Biting and whatever else is necessary to be known by an expert Angler, also Directions in the choice, Management and Application of the TACKLE BAITS, in the different seasons of the year and for all the various and peculiar Modes of Angling. Likewise, Remarks on the Utility of FISH PONDS; With their most profitable Formation and Disposition precisely and carefully pointed out. To which are Prefixed, an ACCOUNT of several curious METHODS of FISHING practised in EUROPE and elsewhere, and a description of all the principal RIVERS, LAKES in England, their Rise, Confluences and particular Kinds of FISH produced in them, in order to direct the ANGLER with the geater Certainty in his Sport. SECOND EDITION circa 1815. 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 - 148, rebound in quarter dark blue morocco, 2 green gilt lettered labels to spine, gilt rules between raised bands on spine, vertical gilt rule to boards, marbled boards, new cream endpapers, top edge maroon. Small ink splash to 1 page, all text legible, small ink spot to 1 margin, 3 outer margins very slightly ragged, otherwise a very good copy. See: Westwood and Satchell, Bibliotheca Piscatoria, A Catalogue of Books on Angling, The Fisheries and Fish Culture, page 58. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        "Heidelberg". Blick von einem Hügel auf das Schloß, unten Stadt und Neckartal, im Vordergrund Ziegenherde, rechts großer Baum.

      . Kol. Kupferstich von Haldenwang nach Graimberg, 1815, 39 x 49 cm.. Schefold 24831. - Abzug nur mit dem Titel "Heidelberg" und den Künstlernamen. Noch ohne die bei Schefold erwähnte Titelei und die Widmung.

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        Disquisitio de nominibus in lingua suiogothica lucis et visus cultusque solaris in eadem lingua vestigiis.

      Additae hinc inde sunt generaliores de linguarum origine observationes. I-II. Sthlm, H. A. Nordström, (1815)-16. 8:o. 530 + 574,(2) s. Två fina samtida pappbd med rikt guldornerade röda ryggar och gröna titel- samt gröna och runda röda deltiteletiketter i glättad papp. Gröna pärmpapper och gula snitt. Ryggarna lätt solkiga och spricka i ytterfalsen på frampärmen till del II. Pärmarna med några fuktfläckar. Några blad i del II med svaga fuktfläckar i övre marginalen. Bortskuret nedre hörn i del II på s. 503. Bra ex.. Graesse III:201. Brunet III:23. Arbetet är en etymologisk studie av termerna "ljus" och "syn" i götiskan och dess paralleller i en rad europeiska och asiatiska språk. Hallenberg, som vid denna tid var upptagen av religionshistoriska spekulationer, ansåg att termerna vittnade om forntida solkulter och Lindroth skriver apropå verket: "man känner sig försatt till Stiernhielms och Rudbecks dagar, det är delvis samma metod och samma handgrepp". "Disquisitio de nominibus" är det enda som trycktes av Hallenbergs stora etymologiska lexikon, som i övrigt endast nådde handskriftsstadiet. Bondsonen Jonas Hallenberg (1748-1834) var riksantikvarie och Vitterhetsakademiens sekreterare samt en av de första svenskar som studerade sanskrit

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        VUES DE LA CHINE ET DE LA TARTARIE. Gravees en taille - douce par Simon, d'apres les dessins de W. Alexandre; Avec des explications traduites de l'anglais.

      Paris, chez Nepveu, 1815.VOLUME 2 ONLY of 2, 1815. French text, 12mo, approximately 135 x 80 mm, 5½ x 3¼ inches, 26 folding black and white plates drawn by English artist William Alexander and engraved by S. Simon, 62 pages, bound in contemporary mottled calf, narrow gilt leaf border to covers, gilt bands to spine with gilt motif in compartments, 2 red morocco gilt lettered labels, marbled endpapers. Spine worn with some old amateur repairs with plain leather, hinges cracked but covers holding firmly, covers rubbed and scuffed, corners slightly worn, very slight offsetting from plates onto text, occasional very slight foxing, small chip to 1 text page margin, neatly repaired. Text block tight and firm. A good copy of a scarce book, Volume 2 only, in a worn binding. The plates mainly show views including buildings, pagodas, palaces, the Emperor's gardens and the Great Wall, 5 show ships and boats, 4 are plans (no costume plates). 2 or 3 pages of text accompany each illustration. William Alexander (1767 - 1816) was an artist, illustrator and engraver best known for his paintings of Chinese views, costumes and life and customs. In 1808, he was appointed the first keeper of the print room in the British Museum. One of his responsibilities was to draw the antiquities in the Museum?s collection and to supervise their engraving. Early in his career he accompanied Lord Macartney's embassy to visit the Chinese Emperor in Beijing (1792 to 1794) as junior draughtsman. He made numerous sketches during his stay, and on his return to England he made many watercolours and had engravings made and published some of his views and costumes (Views of the headlands, islands, etc., taken during a voyage to, and along the eastern coast of China, in the years 1792 & 1793 (1798), The Costumes of China (1805 - 1815, 2 volumes, 96 engravings), and a collection of etchings, Chinese Life (1798?1805). He made the drawings for the plates which accompany Sir George Staunton's official account of the embassy to Beijing and also the descriptive plates to Mr. Barrow's Travels in China, and Voyage to Cochin China. Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica, Volumes III - IV; Rene Colas, Costume et de la Mode, page 22; not in Brunet or Cox. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Jäger mit Beute

      . Bleistift auf Papier, unten rechts bezeichnet: "Veit", mit Nummerierung, verso weitere Studie eines Jägers und mit dem Stempel der Sammlung Georg Hamminger, Regensburg (Lugt 1159), 25,6 x 26,8 cm. Philipp Veits Name ist auf das Engste mit der nazarenischen Kunst verbunden. 1815 schloss sich der Enkel Moses Mendelssohns in Rom dem Lukasbund um Friedrich Overbeck an und beteiligte sich an den Fresken der Casa Bartholdy und des Casino Massimo. Ab 1830 wird er dafür sogen, dass unter seiner Leitung das Städelsche Kunstinstitut zu einer nazarenischen Hochburg in Deutschland wird. Seine religiösen Motive prägen auch heute noch neben jenen von Friedrich Overbeck maßgeblich das Bild jener Künstlergruppe. Daher ist unsere Zeichnung von besonderem Interesse, denn sie ist einer jener wenigen Belege dafür, dass Veit sich auch mit Themen außerhalb der religiösen Kunst und dem Porträt beschäftigte. Das auf Vorder- und Rückseite bezeichnete Blatt zeigt einen Jäger mit seinen beiden Hunden bei der Jagd (die Rückseite zeigt den Jäger mit angelegter Flinte). Da es sich bei der Figur um eine Aktstudie handelt, scheint Veit hier nur die Komposition zu klären. Die Details wird er in einem nächsten Schritt ausführen. Die groben Umrisse hat er bereits mit einigen kleinen Variationen durchgegriffelt. Der Zeichnung wird also wohl ein Ölgemälde gefolgt sein, das heute leider nicht mehr bekannt ist. Da das Motiv in Veits Werk relativ singulär ist, liegt es nahe, in dem dargestellten Jäger den langjährigen Förderer des Künstlers, Franz von Bernus zu sehen, mit dem Veit selbst öfters zur Jagd gegangen ist. Bernus ließ nicht nur seine Frau von Veit porträtieren, sondern bestellte auch weitere Werke bei dem Künstler und stiftete ein Gemälde für den Kaisersaal im Frankfurter Römer.

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        THE WORLD DISPLAYED; OR, A CURIOUS COLLECTION OF VOYAGES AND TRAVELS, SELECTED FROM THE WRITERS OF ALL NATIONS. Embellished with plates.

      Dublin, J. Christie, 1815.Volume VII only of 10, 1815. 8vo, 220 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, engraved frontispiece plus 14 engraved plates, pages: vi, 426, bound in full 19th century tree calf, gilt rules to spine, contrasting gilt lettered labels. Spine just slightly chipped at head and tail, hinges cracked at top for 50 mm (2"), lower hinge starting to crack at bottom, corners slightly worn, endpapers foxed, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, name in biro on front endpaper, small area of worming from front pastedown through to margin of frontispiece, 3 pinholes in top margins from endpaper to page 4, tiny blank piece missing from 1 top corner, occasional small pale stain or light spotting to margins, pale damp stain to lower outer corners from 89 - 96, another to upper margin from page 351 to the end, pale brown offsetting on text facing plates. Binding tight and firm. A good copy. The World Displayed was a very popular work first published by John Newbery in 1759 - 61 with several reissues of the first edition in the 1760s and a fourth edition by 1781. The 30 page introduction in Volume I was by Samuel Johnson and the narratives of the travellers included in the collection are selected and sometimes introduced by his fellow literary acquaintances, the poet Christopher Smart and the writer Oliver Goldsmith. The travels, voyages and adventures recounted in the 20 volumes cover most of the world known in 1759. Many accounts include information on the history, the architecture, the people, their religion, resources and the flora and fauna. This volume is chiefly concerned with Russia and Persia and contains 3 travelogues: The Travels of the Ambassadors from the Duke of Holstein into Moscovy, Tartary and Persia (1635); The Travels of Mr Jonas Hanway through Russia into Persia, and return through Germany and Holland (1743); The Travels of Sir John Chardin through Mingrelia and Georgia into Persia (1671). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        DIE REISEN DES MENSCHEN AUF ERDEN UND AM HIMMEL ein ungemain belehrendes und unterhaltendes Bilderbuch fur freundliche, wissbegierige Knaben and Madchen, die mit der Welt und den Menschen, mit dem Himmel und seinen unendlichen Wundern genau bekannt

      Halle and Berlin, in den Buchhandlungen des Hallischen Maisenhauses, inscribed 1815.werden und sich dadurch ein recht frohes Leben hier wie jenseits verschaffen wollen. Zweites Bandchen enthalt die Wunder des Himmels und die Deutung des Kalenders. Volume II only of 2, complete in itself, edition unknown, author's preface dated May 1811, text in German, 12mo, 115 x 110 mm, 4½ x 4 inches, bound in marbled boards with gilt lettered thin leather spine, hand coloured frontispiece depicting a young woman seated under a tree with globe and compasses, 24 very attractive HAND COLOURED PLATES on 12 sheets, 1 folding hand coloured map of the solar system, another, uncoloured, showing the principle stars, pages: xiv, 236 including index and 1 leaf of author's other titles. Spine faded worn and chipped at head and tail (maximum 20 mm, ¾ inch), marbled paper rubbed, corners and board edges worn, inscribed on front pastedown, a name on front endpaper, occasional light browning. A good copy of rare early German children's book (VOLUME II ONLY) on astronomy and the seasons. At the end of the introduction is printed the name of Karl Friedrich Hofmann although it does not appear on the title page. No copy on Worldcat nor in the German National Library, and not in Bilderwelt. The interesting hand coloured images depict activities in town and country according to the month of the year. The presentation inscription inside the front cover is probably from the eldest son of Rudolph Ackermann, also called Rudolph, to two of his brothers John and George and signed by him on January 31st 1815. The elder Rudolph Ackerman (1764 - 1834) born in Germany and settled in London circa 1795, was a very successful bookseller, inventor, lithographer, publisher and businessman. He established his son Rudolph in a print shop at 191 Regent Street in 1825. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        AN ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE TO SPITZBERGEN; Containing a Full Description of that Country, of the Zoology of the North, and of the Shetland Isles; With an Account of the Whale Fishery. With an Appendix, Containing Some Important Observations on the Variation of Compass, &c. By a Gentleman of the Navy.

      Waman, Edinburgh 1815 - Edinburgh: Waman, 1815. 1st edition. 171pp + [2]. Period-style calf, marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Elaborate tooling in spine compartments, contrasting labels. Fine. Laing served as surgeon aboard the English whaler Resolution with William Scoresby Senior as captain, and William Scoresby Junior as mate. Laing's accounts of whaling are highly regarded. He also reports on Arctic climate and wildlife. [AB 9582] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Neue Sammlung von Schweizer Trachten aus allen Cantonen. Nouvelle Collection des Costumes Suisses.

      Zürich, in Trachslerschener Buch & Kunsthandlung. (Ca. 1815).. 9,5x13x9,5 cm. (Bildgrösse mit Plattenrad 9,5x7 cm). Gestochener Titel und 22 handkolorierte Aquatintaradierungen mit Bildunterschrift. Geglätteter olivgrüner Kalblederband mit reicher blind- und goldgeprägter Deckelverzierung "a la cathedral", Rückenvergoldung und Stehkantenvergoldung. Lonchamp 675. - Brun III, 353 - Seltene Folge von hervorragend kolorierten Trachtenbildern, die je Paare darstellen. Die Blattzahl scheint zu variieren. Lonchamp nennt 24 Blatt (wahrscheinlich 23 Kupfer + Titel). Die meisten Vergleichsexemplare weisen nur 21 Trachtenbilder auf, da der Canton Neuenburg wahrscheinlich nachgeliefert wurde. - Vorhanden sind: Zürich, Bern, Bern Oberhasler, Bern Murten und Guggisbergerin, Luzern, Uri, Schwyz, Unterwalden, Zug, Glarus, Solothurn, Basel, Schaffhausen, Appenzell, St.Gallen, Bündten, Aargau, Thurgau, Tessin, Waadt, Wallis, Neuenburg. - Jede Tafel mit den Originalseidenschutzpapieren. Wenige Bräunungen und kleine Stockflecken. Der sehr schöne, leider nicht signierte Einband mit gotischen Motiven muss aus der Werkstatt eines grossen Buchbinders stammen. Die Einbandkanten minim berieben. - Die eh schon seltene Ausgabe dürfte in besserer Präsentation kaum auffindbar sein.

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        Panorama Vom Rigi Berg

      Zurich: Scheurmann, Johann Jakob, 1815 In Brown decorative paper boards with white paper label with ink title, edges and corners bumped and a little worn. Spine has some paper loss at head, joints cracked, no title. Internally, 17 panels, which extends 193 cm, from Bolchen, Wildenstein all the way to Kussnach, showing all the roads, lakes mountains and villages in between, lots of detail. Fascinating. Very Rare

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        Ansicht der Aureus-Kapelle bei Mainz mit belebtem Vorplatz. Altkolorierte Umrissradierung von Johann Caspar Friedrich Neubauer nach Franz Graf von Kesselstatt.,

      Mainz, ca. 1815. - Format (Platte): 26 x 35 cm (Bildformat: 21 x 29,2 cm). *In der Legende betitelt: "Ansicht der sehr alten Aureus-Kapelle vor der Stadt Maynz bei welcher am St. Aureus-Tag den 16. Juni unter freiem Himmel eine Predigt gehalten wurde. Gedächtnis-Kapelle ist 1793 in dem Französischen Revolutions-Krieg zerstört worden. Im Jahr 1803 wurde dieser Ort zum Begräbnis für die Einwohner von Maynz bestimmt. Die erste Leiche Margret Herrmann zwei Jahr alt, kam den 31. May dahin". - Schöne Vedute der historischen Kapelle St. Aureus (später Friedhof von Mainz) nach einer Vorlage des Mainzer Domkapitulars Franz von Kesselstatt (1753-1841). Kesselstatt war neben seiner Tätigkeit als Domkapitular und Politiker auch ein Maler und Zeichner von zahlreichen zeitgenössischen Mainzer Stadtansichten. Diese waren bei der Mainzer Bevölkerung sehr populär, so dass eine Anzahl der schönsten Ansichten von Neubauer und anderen Stechern als Radierungen vervielfältigt wurden. Diese reizenden Blätter sind von stadt- und kulturhistorischer Bedeutung, da sie Zeugnis von Gebäuden und Plätzen sind, die oft bereits zur Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts in dieser Form nicht mehr bestanden. - Ganz kleiner unbedeutender Papierfehler im rechten Bereich des Himmels ist fachmännisch alt ausgebessert. Insgesamt sauber und sehr gut erhalten. - Exemplar aus der alten Mainz-Sammlung Franz Heerdt. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 Hinter Passepartout, gerahmt in moderner Galerieleiste mit Blattgoldauflage. Gesamtgröße mit Rahmen: 42 x 51 cm.

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        Weidmanns Feierabende, ein neues Handbuch für Jäger und Jagdfreunde.

      4 vols. Marburg: Krieger 1815-21. With 3 copperengraved frontispieces, one handcoloured, and 3 titleengravings. First volume bound in contemporary blank boards, volume 2-4 in publisher's pictorial boards, spine damaged on last volume.. Missing titlepage and frontispiece in volume 4

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        Six autograph letters to his brother John Crichton, 1815-19

      - Series of lively family letters from Dr James Crichton of Friars Carse (beloved of Burns) including accounts of excursions to John Christian Curwen's agricultural show at Workington and a funeral attended with Sir Robert Laurie of Maxwelton – six autograph letters signed ("Jas Crichton", "J. Crichton", "J.C.") to his brother John Crichton: c19pp. 8vo, Friars Carse, March 1815-February 1819. Some letters dusty at folds, one slightly torn at fold, three at the seal; four with integral leaves, two with separate cover sheets, all addressed to "John Crichton . . . Sanquhar", endorsed, and with the recipient’s manuscript filing notes. Intimate correspondence written from the former home of Robert Burns's friend and neighbour Robert Riddell by the philanthropist whose extraordinary benefaction founded the Crichton Royal Hospital, Dumfries. James Crichton (1765-1823) was an East India Company surgeon who made his fortune in China (but not necessarily through the opium trade), and served as physician to the Governor-General of Bengal - the second Earl of Mornington, created in 1799 Marquess Wellesley. On Crichton's return to Scotland in 1808 he bought, through his elder brother, John, the estate of Friars Carse, five miles north of Dumfries and celebrated in the poems of Burns ("Written in Friars Carse Hermitage", "The Whistle" &c): who was, until they fell out, intimate friends with its then owner (it marched with Burns's farm, Ellisland), the hard-drinking Robert Riddell (1755-1794). The Sanquhar Crichtons were genuine burgh worthies. The Admirable Crichton, also James (1560-1582), was a Sanquhar man. Dr James's grandfather John was Provost of Sanquhar for a record 29 years. Dr James's father, another James (died 1793), followed his father as Provost and his father-in-law, James Orr, as town clerk. John Crichton of Skeoch (1763-1834), Dr James's brother and correspondent, succeeded their father as town clerk, 1789-1807. In 1810 Dr James Crichton married Elizabeth Grierson (1779-1862), daughter of Sir Robert Grierson of Lag, fifth Bt, but they had no children of their own. Crichton, outlived by 37 years by his wife (and by 16 even by his father-in-law, who lived to the age of 106), left £100,000 on his death for such charitable project as she saw fit. After failing to secure approval for a university in Dumfries, she founded a lunatic asylum instead. The Crichton Institution, later the Crichton Royal Hospital, opened in 1839, and became a leader in humane treatment of psychiatric patients and a pioneer hospital for occupational therapy. (Ironically, the site now is a university campus.) James Crichton's correspondence veers from the solicitous (enquiring and advising on matters of family health) and the businesslike (seeking his brother's advice, asking him to run local errands) to the playful (a running joke about an awkward mare). His longest letter covers the set piece of a Cumberland agricultural show hosted by the great agriculturist John Christian Curwen. The first (2 March 1815) insists on news of another friend of Burns: "I have to request you will write to me a line by tomorrow’s Post, and give me the latest intelligence you have recd from Ayr respecting Mr [John] Logans State of Health." John Logan of Knockshinnoch and Laight (1746-1816) survived a year after this letter, dying in Ayr on 9 March 1816. A kinsman of the Crichtons, he had subscribed for no fewer than 20 copies of the Kilmarnock Edition. Further details on request.

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        Viaggio di La Perouse intorno al Mondo

      Dalla Tipgrafia Sonzogno e Comp, Milan 1815 - Four volumes bound in two, small octavo, with a folding world map outlined in colour and 16 hand-coloured plates; a nice set in contemporary quarter calf, flat spines gilt, the marbled sides a little rubbed. Italian edition with coloured plates. Quite uncommon: the first Italian edition of the voyages of La Pérouse, with a lovely series of handcoloured plates based on the original images of Gaspard Duché de Vancy done for the official French edition. Part of their charm lies in the way that they have been simplified to suit the format of the Italian edition. The existence of this Italian edition is testament to La Pérouse's enduring fame throughout Europe, appearing as it did before even Captain Cook's voyages were translated (Navigazioni di Cook, 1816-17). It was almost fifteen more years before Peter Dillon published his discovery of the wreck of the Astrolabe and Boussole on Vanikoro and the map for this edition therefore still shows La Pérouse's track finishing at Botany Bay. The disappearance of the entire La Pérouse expedition overshadows what was in reality a great Pacific voyage. While primarily a voyage of exploration and discovery, the possibilities of the fur trade and of French expansion into the Pacific and Asia were evidently investigated in depth. La Pérouse's habit of forwarding records whenever opportunity offered ensured their survival. The first portion was forwarded by sea from Macao; the second (Macao to Kamchatka) went overland with De Lesseps, and the final despatches from Botany Bay. 'Published as part of a series, Raccolta di Viaggi dopo quelli di Cook, of which, according to a series title, this comprised Volumes I-IV but is complete in itself. Strathern also lists a Livorno 1827 edition and a Naples 1831 edition. There is also a Naples 1833 edition' (Forbes). It was evidently sold by subscription: two extensive lists of subscribers appear at the end of the first and last volumes (respectively 26 and 27 pp., so a serious business). In both of them the name of Lover or Lovera figures, who is identified as being from Milan. "G. Lovera" also appears in gilt on the spines of the two volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A treatise on dry rot

      London, 1815. London, 1815. Color lithographed plates. xviii, (2 pages plates), 185 pp. I know... dry rot is not a particularly enthralling subject. But it was of great concern to the Royal Navy, and Bowden gives the matter thorough treatment here. This is an early book on the subject. More importantly, perhaps, it is also a very early use of color lithography in book publishing. The two plates showing samples of dry rot are rather arresting. From the Scott collection of marine architecture, with their bookplate. Scott 517. Bound in contemporary full diced calf with gilt dentelles and elaborate spine decoration.

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        "Die Maler auf der Alp". Peter von Hess und der Architekt Fr. von Gärtner (1792-1847) in einer Sennhütte.

      um 1815. Radierung, um 1815, auf Velin. 15,3:18 cm. Literatur: Nagler, Monogrammisten III, 533, 1; Boetticher I, 2, S. 549; Thieme/Becker XVI, S. 587. - Selten!. Der Schlachten- und Genremaler Hess erhielt seinen ersten Unterricht bei seinem Vater, dem Kupferstecher C.E.C. Hess (1755-1828). Im Alter von 16 Jahren begann er ein Studium an der Münchner Akademie, das er 1814 beendete. Anschließend widmet er sich neben Naturstudien der altdeutschen Malerei. Unter dem Einfluss von W. von Kobell (1766-1853) und den eigenen Kriegserlebnissen in Frankreich 1813-1815 entstanden seine ersten Schlachtenbilder. 1818 reiste er nach Italien. Die 20er Jahre brachten steigende Anerkennung. 1833 begleitete er König Otto I. nach Griechenland, 1839 reiste er nach Russland. In der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts zählt Hess, wie W. von Kobell und A. Adam (1786-1862), zu den bedeutendsten Schlachtenmalern in München.

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        Lara: A Tale

      sp;- London - John Murray, 1815. sp;- London - John Murray, 1815 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Lara: A Tale is a rhymed, tragic narrative poem by Lord Byron; first published in 1814. The first work composed after Byron abandoned the idea of giving up writing and buying back his copyrights, it is regarded by critics as a continuation of the autobiographical work begun in The Corsair. Fifth edition with half title. Unlike The Corsair, Larawas published anonymously, in conjunction with Samuel Rogers' Jacqueline. This powerful narrative poem tells of the fateful return of Count Lara to the British Isles after spending years abroad travelling the orient. Condition: Rebound with paper covered boards. Externally,in excellent conditionwith only minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with occasionalspots and handling marks and slight foxing to first and last pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Pleasantness of a Religious life, Opened and Proved;

      Bungay - Brightly and Childs, 1815. Bungay - Brightly and Childs, 1815 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of this devotional work by Matthew Henry. Matthew Henry (18 October 1662 22 June 1714) was an English commentator on the Bible and Presbyterian minister. Condition: In a contemporary calf binding. Externally, sound, though rubbed, with some wear to the extremities. Joints are cracked and tender. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Slight loss to head of title. Pages are bright, though with some foxing throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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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.

      1815. 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..

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        Mémoire sur l'angine de poitrine, qui a remporté le prix au concours ouvert sur ce sujet par la Société de Médecine de Paris, le 31 octobre 1809, et qui fut adjugé le 2 février 1813.

      chez J.J. Paschoud, Paris et Genève, 1815 - Paris et Genève, chez J.J. Paschoud 1815. 8°. 360 (recte 362) S. Unbeschnittene Originalinterimsbroschur mit bedrucktem Rückenschild. Hirsch 3, 432. - Erste Ausgabe. - "Louis Jurine (1751-1819) wurde 1773 nach dem Studium in Genf und Paris ins Genfer Chirurgenkollegium aufgenommen und schlug eine Doppellaufbahn als Gelehrter und Praktiker ein. Von 1797-1798 war er Professor an der Akademie Bern, von 1802-1809 Honorarprofessor für Anatomie und Chirurgie, von 1809-1819 Professor für Zoologie an der Akademie Genf. Als Naturforscher wies er 1794, fast 150 Jahre vor Donald Griffin und Robert Galambos, die Bedeutung des Gehörs für die Orientierung der Fledermäuse nach. Zusammen mit seiner Tochter Christine erarbeitete er 1807 eine auf der Flügelform basierende Klassifikation der Hymenopteren (Hautflügler), erforschte das Plankton des Genfersees und inventarisierte dessen Fische. 1807 gründete er in Genf ein Frauenspital. Sein Ruf als Mediziner wuchs mit den Preisen, die er in Paris erhielt für seine Arbeiten über die Gase im menschlichen Körper (1787, publiziert 1797), die Ernährung der Neugeborenen mit der Flasche (1788, teilweise publiziert 1830) und die Angina pectoris (1813, publiziert 1815). Die Krönung seiner Karriere war der von Napoleon I. geschaffene Grosse Preis, der ihm und dem deutschen Arzt Johann Abraham Albers 1812 für die beste wissenschaftliche Abhandlung über den Krupp verliehen wurde. Die Sorbonne erwarb seine ausserordentlich reiche Mineraliensammlung, seine Insektenkollektion befindet sich im Naturhistorischen Museum in Genf." (HLS). - Umschlag leicht stockfleckig. Schmutztitel mit altem Besitzerstempel. - Ungeöffnetes, vollkommen unbeschnittenes Exemplar auf gutem Büttenpapier. Sprache: Französisch Unbeschnittene Originalinterimsbroschur mit bedrucktem Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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